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It’s powerful. in- day. their horizons. issue aare ticket for j tended to encourage,’’ Sullivan said. Explained student Michaela Edwards: “The trip gave Councilmembers Willie Rivera and Andrae Gonzales me an experience that I never knew that I needed. I had voted against the plan. never visited a college campus other than my own (BC) “I think it’s clear this decision doesn’t represent everybody in this community and I think this is a problem,’’ Rivera said. Gonzales noted he is a Christian but opposes the deLeft VP Jesse Kane, Dr. Karen McCord who conducted the tour, and far right is VP Dr. T. Ramon Stuart. (Dr. cals. “The God I believe in is much bigger than a bumper sticker,’’ he said. Paula L. Parks photo) Earlier in the week, U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy deand my first experience doing so was HBCUs in the South. panies that provide jobs and internships. clared his support for the decals. Being able to mix in civil rights sites added to the overall Keon Warren was sold on Morehouse: “I”d like to at“Displaying `In God We Trust’ _ the official motto of experience. I’ve never felt as in touch with my people and tend Morehouse because it’s always been the hub of creat- the United States _ on Bakersfield Police Department cars ancestors. ing young Black male leaders. With notable alumni such is a testament to each officer’s commitment to upholding GEORGIA as Martin Luther King, Jr., it’s almost impossible to feel the rule of law and defending the City of Bakersfield and Clark Atlanta University Morehouse’s rich African-American history when you’re on its residents,’’ he said in a statement to The Californian. Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is part of the part of campus.” The decals are to be privately funded, although details the complex that includes all-male Morehouse and all-feMartin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social have yet to be worked out. male Spelman. One huge advantage of each is that all stu- Change Leaders of the neighboring Kern County city of Deldents can take classes in the other colleges. The historic site includes his childhood home, the ano approved placing the motto on its police cars in April. Tour guide and senior assistant director of transfer graves of Dr. King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the The city of Shafter will take up the idea later this month. Andra Brantley touted the honors programs,availability of Ebenezer Baptist Church, and two museums about Dr. In a similar issue, the Laguna Beach City Council student housing, and the advantages of being in Atlanta King and his role in the Civil Rights Movement. voted earlier this year to retain a new red, white and blue American flag motif that runs through the word “police’’ Alabama State University. (Dr. Paula L. Parks photo) with its rich history as well as access to Fortune 500 com- Continued on page A8 on its black-and-whites after some complaints. 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By A. Scott Bolden NNPA Newswire Contributor With uniquely American hypocrisy, the Trump Treasury Department has pushed back the 2016 plan to put escaped slave and Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Tubman would be the first African-American woman featured on U.S. currency. The $20 currently features a former president, Andrew Jackson, who not only owned slaves, but ordered the death march of thousands of Native Americans. Euphemistically called “Indian Removal,” the Trail of Tears made way for white settlers to claim millions of acres of southern land. The attempted erasure of Tubman represents yet another move in the Trump playbook to disconnect racial reality from white fantasy. In the fantasy of white supremacy, traitors like Jefferson Davis and other Confederates are memorialized for being freedom fighters — the freedom of whites to own black human beings and work them to death — while a woman who risked her life time and again to free enslaved people is simply dismissed. Ignored. Erased. In the fantasy of white supremacy, white people are always justified in killing unarmed black men, women and children, either with their own guns or by aiming the unquestioned power of the police. No act is too repugnant,

even those resulting in the sexual abuse or death of immigrant children in American custody, if it can be framed as a defense of white superiority. In the fantasy of white supremacy, the FBI spent millions in time and treasure to plant false evidence of Communist influence on Martin Luther King — while in reality, Russians today are using the racial tension in American to incite violence and paralyze our society, while they work towards global dominance. By erasing Tubman, the Trump forces again deploy their most effective weapon in the quest to maintain power— the unholy alliance of racism and misogyny. Because in America, it seems, freedom is for whites only, and more specifically, for white men. To be sure, Trump has ordered his own digital Trail of Tears, as he rolls back civil rights protections for people of color, for women, for immigrants fleeing starvation or oppressive regimes, for LGBTQ people, for the poor and the voiceless. And currently, the cognitive dissonance in America has reached a new, critical level of psychosis. As a nation we exalt independence, freedom and equality—we boast Continued on page A5

Most of World Failing at Gender Equality By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent


Nearly 40 percent of the world’s girls and women live in countries that are failing on gender equality, according to information compiled by Equal Measures 2030 and its partners.

According to the website for the project, “The 2019 SDG Gender Index measures the state of gender equality aligned to 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 129 countries and 51 issues ranging from health, gender-based violence, climate change, decent work and others. The 2019 SDG Gender Index provides a snapshot

of where the world stands, right now, linked to the vision of gender equality set forth by the 2030 Agenda.” The index reveals that 1.4 billion girls and women are living in countries that get a “very poor” or failing grade on gender equality. The SDG Gender Index is considered the most comprehensive tool available to measure the state of gender equality when compared to defined SDGs. The average score across the 129 countries – which represent 95 percent of the world’s girls and women – is 65.7 out of 100, which translates to a “poor” rating based upon the index’s scoring system).

Altogether, 2.8 billion girls and women live in countries that get either a “very poor” (59 and below) or “poor” score (60 – 69) on gender equality. (Illustration: iStockphoto / NNPA)

No single country is the world’s best performer – or even among the world’s top ten performers – across all goals or all issues. In 2015, world leaders from the participating countries committed to achieve gender equality by 2030 for every girl and every woman when they signed on to the ambitious goals and targets of the SDGs. “With just 11 years to go, our index finds that not a single one of the 129 countries is fully transforming their laws, policies or public budget decisions on the scale needed to reach gender equality by 2030,” Alison Holder, the director of Equal Measures 2030 said in a news release. “We are failing to deliver on the promises of gender equality for literally billions of girls and women,” Holder said. Overall, the world is furthest behind on gender equality issues related to public finance and better gender data (SDG 17), climate change (SDG 13), gender equality in industry and innovation (SDG 9) and – worryingly – the standalone ‘gender equality’ goal (SDG 5).  Denmark tops the index, followed closely by Finland, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands. The countries with the lowest scores in the index – Niger, Yemen, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Chad – have all faced conflict and fragility in recent years.  Altogether, 2.8 billion girls and women live in countries that get either a “very poor” (59 and below) or “poor” score (60 – 69) on gender equality. Just 8 percent of the world’s population of girls and women live in countries that received a “good” gender equality score (80 – 89) and no country achieved an “excellent” overall score of 90 or above.  The 129 countries featured in the index cover five regions – Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.  “It’s clear that even the most gender-equal countries need to improve on issues like climate change, gender budgeting and public services, equal representation in powerful positions, gender pay gaps, and gender-based violence,” Holder said.  The index also shows that countries with far fewer resources are still able to tackle key gender inequalities. Senegal, for example, has a higher percentage of women in parliament (42 percent) than Denmark (37 percent), Continued on page A2

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Black Drivers Stopped, Searched More Often LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – An analysis of traffic stop data by The Courier Journal has found African Americans in Louisville are disproportionately stopped and are three times more likely to be searched than white drivers. The paper analyzed 130,999 stops between 2016 and 2018. They found that African Americans accounted for 33% of the stops although they make up only about 20% of Louisville’s driving-age population. Of 8,942 searches, 57% involved African Americans. That’s despite a much higher incidence of contraband found with white drivers. According to the analysis, police found contraband in 72% of the searches of whites versus only 41% for African Americans. Speaking before the Metro Council Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, Police Chief Steve Conrad said traffic stops are only one tactic for violence reduction, though he added, “In terms of them being effective for reducing violent crime, I would agree that statistically they are not.’’ He said that is one of the reasons he announced a new approach last month in which stops will no longer be “a matter of routine.’’ Under new rules, which go into effect Aug. 1, officers must be able to justify why they remove drivers from vehicles, frisk or handcuff them, or make them sit on the ground. Jamaj Johnson was stopped last June by Louisville Metro Police for failing to signal a turn. The Ford assembly line worker with no criminal record was ordered out of his car, frisked and handcuffed while his car was searched by a drug-sniffing dog. A passenger and her baby also had to get out during the search. No contraband was found in his 2007 Chevy Tahoe after 20 minutes, and the traffic charge was later dismissed. In an interview with the newspaper, Johnson said he was furious because he knew there was nothing illegal inside his truck. “I never even smoked a cigarette,’’ he said. Johnson said the stop and search were particularly offensive and intrusive because his friend and her baby had to stand outside in the rain. “Did they pull me over because I have an SUV and am black?’’ he asked. “I can’t think of any other reason.’’

Spike Lee Calls for Hollywood to ‘Shut it Down’ in Georgia LOS ANGELES (AP) – Director Spike Lee is calling for Hollywood production companies to leave Georgia over a law that would ban abortions as early as six weeks, upon detection of a fetal heartbeat. Most studios that have commented have said they’re waiting to see if the so-called ``heartbeat’’ law actually takes effect next year, or if the courts will block it. But at the arrivals line for Denzel Washington’s American Film Institute lifetime achievement tribute Thursday, Lee said now is the time for Georgia-based productions to ``shut it down’’ and boycott the state’s booming film industry to drive change. Lee acknowledged that a mass exodus could dent livelihoods, but cited black bus drivers affected by the Civil Rights Movement-era boycott in Montgomery. ``I know it’s going to affect people’s livelihood. But that’s how things change,’’ Lee said. ``You’ve got to be on the right side of history, and the state of Georgia and those other states, they’re wrong,’’ he added. Georgia’s economy currently gets a $9.5 billion annual boost from the industry.


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Mother Says Utah Officer Pulled Gun on Her Black Son By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A mother wants an independent investigation Friday after she says a Utah police officer pointed a gun at her 10-year-old son’s head in what she calls a racially motivated incident. Jerri Hrubes said at a news conference that she saw a white Woods Cross police officer pull his gun on her son, DJ Hrubes, who is black, while he was playing on his grandmother’s front lawn Thursday north of Salt Lake City. She said her son didn’t have any toys or objects in his hands. The officer told DJ to put his hands in the air and get on the ground, she said. When DJ asked the officer if he did something wrong, the officer told DJ not to ask questions. Jerri Hrubes said she raced outside of the house and screamed at the officer, “What are you doing? This is a 10-year-old child.’’ She says the officer didn’t respond and got in his car and left. Woods Cross police didn’t immediately return messages Friday about the events. Police Lt. Adam Osoro told The Salt Lake Tribune Thursday that the officer mistook the boy for a potential suspect during a pursuit of two armed suspects. Osoro the officer pulled out his gun after the child ran to the side of the house. After getting closer, the officer realized Hrubes was not involved in the incident and left, Osoro said. Osoro said the officer acted appropriately under the circumstances. Hrubes said she called dispatch right away to complain about the officer’s actions, and the officer returned to the house later in the day. She said he apologized and DJ hugged him and said it was OK. She said her son doesn’t “have a mean bone in his body’’ and is mentally delayed and has issues with his sight. She teared up recounting the encounter and said she’s thankful she taught DJ growing up to heed the commands of officers. “I support all police officers. I see good in them,’’ Hrubes said. “But, I do not support putting a child of 10-years-old at gunpoint with no explanation… Does he look like he’s 30? Does he look like he’s 18? No.’’ She said she doesn’t necessarily want the officer fired, but wants an outside review. She appeared alongside attorney Karra Porter at the news conference, but said she’s not considering any legal action at this time. Hrubes, who is from Montana, said she was visiting her mother in the town where she grew up: West Bountiful, a suburb of Salt Lake City. She said the incident changes how she feels in Utah, a state where African Americans account for just 1.4% of the state’s population, according to U.S. Census figures. “As a white mother to a black son, I don’t feel safe in West Bountiful anymore,’’ Hrubes said. “That changed after yesterday. I do not feel that he is safe. He has not left my sight. It just doesn’t feel like it used to.’’ Lex Scott, founder of Black Lives Matter in Utah, said her organization is demanding that the officer be fired or they will protest outside the police agency’s offices. She said the group also plans to file a complaint with the FBI’s civil rights division. “Holding a gun to the head of a 10-year-old will traumatize that kid for life,’’ Scott said. “The only apology we will accept is if this officer is terminated.’’

Organizers said the symposium was a small piece of the puzzle in the long-term goal of establishing partnerships with local school officials to facilitate mandatory restorative justice training. (Photo: George W. Tillman Jr.)

The Making of Restorative Justice Public Policy Gumbo By Erica R. Williams Special to The New Tri-State Defender “Don’t be afraid to disrupt the system,” Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer said to a crowd of advocates, parents, and educators gathered at the inaugural Public Policy and Restorative Justice Symposium. This charge came after Sawyer gave a personal account of her experiences with racial biases while attending a local private middle school, where she said there were only a handful of other black students. “I was the only person in my class to ever get detention,” she said. “I would get it for things like being stopped in the hall because they thought my skirt was too short, although I was the tallest girl in 7th and 8th grade. Or because they thought I was talking back when I asked questions.” Sawyer, who was the first guest speaker at the symposium, set the tone for the conversations that would follow throughout the five-hour event, hosted by the Memphis Restorative Justice Coalition. The Memphis-based group consists of a collection of four organizations working together to reduce the rate of suspensions for African American and Latino students. “There are so many people in silos doing this work, but there hasn’t been a space where people can all come together and do it collectively,” said Tim Green, co-founder of the symposium and founder & executive director of The Dividend, a social emotional empowerment organization for youth. Saturday’s panelists included, Pametria Brown (empowerment expert), Shahidah Jones (Black Lives Matter), Archie Moss Jr. (principal, Bruce Elementary) and Cameron Jones (recent high school graduate). State Sen. Raumesh Akbari (D-29) served as the moderator for the panel. Earlier this year, Akbari co-sponsored a bill requiring local education organizations to provide adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) training to teachers. During the symposium, the Akbari noted that understanding childhood trauma could aid in preventing some disciplinary infractions and biases. Organizers of the event said the symposium grew from an immense need to have conversations surrounding restorative justice practices in schools. Emerging statistics back up their claims. According to a 2019 study conducted by a group of Princeton University researchers, African-American students are four times more likely to be suspended than white students. The study also suggests that these students usually face more challenging life outcomes as a result of the harsh disciplinary actions. “When I was in the classroom in 2012, that’s when I

Empowerment expert Pametria Brown (right) shares a reflection as part of a symposium panel that also featured (l-r) Archie Moss Jr., Shahidah Jones, Cameron Jones and state Sen. Raumesh Akbari, who was the moderator. (Photo: George W. Tillman Jr.) “I look forward to pioneering justice for all students.”

saw how much we needed restorative practices in schools,” Green said. “I saw students get suspended for things that we could have just talked about.” Cameron Jones, the youngest panelist, gave his personal account of biases while a student. “I noticed that I was treated differently when I wore Jordan’s than when I wore button-ups and chinos,” said Jones. “There were definitely predetermined stereotypes.” Dr. Joris Ray, Shelby County Schools superintendent, who received the Pioneer in Justice Award at the symposium, said he and his team have restorative justice plans in the works for the 2019-20 school year. “How are we going to change the narrative for all children particularly African American males?” he asked the crowd rhetorically, adding that his leadership team will launch an equity office within SCS.

According the Restorative Justice Coalition, although suspension rates are down in SCS, 95 percent of the students who receive suspension are African American or Latino. “We have an opportunity to move Memphis forward through our kids,” Sawyer said. “And it starts with restorative justice.” With a long-term goal of establishing partnerships with local schools to facilitate mandatory restorative justice training, organizers said the symposium is just a small piece of the puzzle. “We are making restorative justice public policy gumbo,” Green said during the event.
“And we hope everyone who attended the symposium will leave with something that they can take back to their homes or schools to begin implementing immediately.”

“As advocates for gender equality in Africa, we can no longer operate on presumptions and approximations,” said Memory Kachambwa, the executive director of the African Women’s Development and Communication Network – or FEMNET. “Gaps of inequalities must be marked, counted and recorded so that the trail of implementation is clear and decision makers are held to account. The SDG Gender Index will help to ensure that Africa’s girls and women are counted and accounted for,” Kachambwa said. While some issues are lagging far behind, dedicated international efforts appear to have made a difference on other issues.

Overall, countries have performed best on issues where coordinated and concerted policy focus and funding has been directed over the past 10-20 years, including on hunger and nutrition (SDG 2), water and sanitation (SDG 6), health (SDG 3) and education (SDG 4). “With 8,000 decision-makers, advocates, and influencers gathered in Vancouver as part of the Women Deliver Conference, and over 100,000 participating around the world, we have the collective power to drive real progress on these gender equality scores and create real impact for girls and women,” said Katja Iversen, the president and CEO of Women Deliver.

The World is Failing at Gender Equality Continued from page A1

despite Denmark’s GDP per capita being 56 times higher than that of Senegal. Kenya has very high rates of women who use digital banking (75 percent) – higher rates than three quarters of the world’s countries. Colombia has better coverage of social assistance (81 percent) amongst its poorest people than the United States (65 percent), a higher-income country.   “This report should serve as a wakeup call to the world. We won’t meet the SDGs with 40% of girls and women living in countries that are failing on gender equality,” said Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “But the SDG Gender Index also shows that progress is possible. Many countries with the most limited resources are making huge strides in removing the barriers for girls and women across economies, politics and society – demonstrating that when it comes to gender equality, governments shouldn’t have excuses for inaction,” Gates said. Officials said it’s also imperative that the global community provides investment and support to fragile and conflict-affected countries – those with the lowest scores in the Index, such as Yemen, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad.  

What can we do?


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2943 2019-B2944 2019-B2945 Doing business as: AUTO BRO / AUTO BROTHERS / AUTO BROTHER at 4300 Wible Ave #G Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: 11325 Park Sq #K202 Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 County: Kern Full name of registrant: EGYPTIAN MARKET CA, 11325 Park Sq #K202 Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: MAHER KHALIFA, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3272 Doing business as: BIRRIERIA EL TACO ROJO at 10515 Montemar Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: PAUL ELISEO RAMIREZ, 10515 Montemar Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Full name of registrant: ANGELA MARTINEZ, 10515 Montemar Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: PAUL RAMIREZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 10, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 10, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3273 Doing business as: MARTIN BARRERA CONSTRUCTION at 3616 Lotus Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ANGEL MARTIN BARRERA, 3616 Lotus Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ANGEL MARTIN BARRERA The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 10, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 10, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3243 Doing business as: NEWCO PRINT at 6000 Bel Aire Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: LYNDA HARRIETT KISSACK, 6000 Bel Aire Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Full name of registrant: CHERIE TERESA MILES, 3524 Grissom St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: LYNDA H KISSACK The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 9, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 9, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name

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PUBLIC NOTICE under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 9, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B3209 Business Name you wish to abandon: NEWCO PRINT Street address of business: 6000 Bel Aire Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: LYNDA HARRIETT KISSACK, 6000 Bel Aire Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 DANIEL R WRIGHT, 1880 S Vineyard Dr, West Pahrump NV 89048 JONATHAN WILLIAM COLEY, 5000 Davies Ct, 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: General Partnership SIGNED: LYNDA HARRIETT KISSACK, Managing Partner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 8, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3161 Doing business as: DRIPPED N SASS at 13017 Nantucket Pl Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DRIPPED N SASS LLC CA., 13017 Nantucket Pl Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: ATHANASKA KIUFTIS, Managing Member The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 6, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 6, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3233 Doing business as: GRADY’S POOL SERVICE INC. at 4805 Centennial Plaza Way #200A Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 80156 Bakersfield, Ca. 93380 County: Kern Full name of registrant: GRADY’S POOL SERVICE INC. CA, 4805 Centiennial Plaza Way #200A Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: MARK LINDY, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Sept 1, 2008 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 9, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 9, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3226 Doing business as: SCOTTIES SHUTTER SERVICES at 5309 Marina Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DEZARAE REESE BRYANT, 5309 Marina Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DEZARAE REESE BRYANT 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 8, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before 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

PUBLIC NOTICE law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 8, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3219 Doing business as: FIT PANTRY at 5519 Calloway Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: 4315 Palisades Circle Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 County: Kern Full name of registrant: FIT PANTRY INC. CA, 5519 Calloway Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: SARAH KUHLMANN, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Oct 31, 2016 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 8, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R Padilla, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 8, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3217 2019-B3218 Doing business as: ABSOLUTE PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR / ABSOLUTE AUTO REPAIR at 1313 golden State Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: 15803 Cafaro Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 County: Kern Full name of registrant: CELINA DENNETTE PUENTES, 15803 Cafaro Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Full name of registrant: ALLYSSA FAITH PUENTES, 15803 Cafaro Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Full name of registrant: FERNANDO GARZA PUENTES, 15803 Cafaro Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: CELINA PUENTES 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 8, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia , Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 8, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2014-B1033 Business Name you wish to abandon: SONIA’S BOUTIQUE Street address of business: 636 F St, Wasco, Ca. 93280 County: Kern Mailing address of business: 13405 Duccio Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: JOSE GALVAN, 775 Zinfandel St, McFarland, Ca. 93250 SONIA GALVAN, 775 Zingandel St, McFarland, Ca. 93250 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: SONIA GALVAN, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 30, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-101069 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of KERN 1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 METROPOLITAN DIVISION PETITION OF: HELEN CHRISTA SANDERS FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: HELEN CHRISTA SANDERS for a decree changing names as follows: Present name HELEN CHRISTA SANDERS Filed a petition with this court Proposed name HELEN CHRISTA SHY 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

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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 8, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: May 3, 2019 LINDA S ETIENNE Commissioner of the Superior Court HELEN CHRISTA SANDERS, 3606 Harvard Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Phone: (661) 972-5330 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-100997 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of KERN 1415 Truxtun Ave, #212 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Kern County Superior Court PETITION OF: ANNA ARLIN JIMENEZ FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ANNA MARLIN JIMENEZ for a decree changing names as follows: Present name OSCAR PEDRO LUCERO JIMENEZ Filed a petition with this court Proposed name ISREAL PEDRO JIMENEZ 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 8, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Non-petitioning parent to be served as required by CCP Sec. 1277 Date: May 3, 2019 LINDA S ETIENNE Commissioner of the Superior Court ANNA MARLIN JIMENEZ, 317 Grove St Arvin, Ca. 93203 Phone: (661) 421-2110 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3247 2019-B3248 Doing business as: ENVIRO CLEANERS / ENVIRO CLEANERS AND LAUNDRY at 1400 Calloway Dr, 104 Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SANGHA LIMITED COMPANY, LLC CA, 7850 White Ln E$214 Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: NANJIT SANGHA, Member The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 9, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 9, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3359 Doing business as: OLEA ONTIVEROS at 711 5th St F21, McFarland, Ca. 93250 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ANA ISELA OLEA ALMAZAN, 711 5th St F21, McFarland, Ca. 93250 Full name of registrant: CLAUDIA JESUS ONTIVEROS MEDRANO, 711 5th St F21, McFarland, Ca. 93250 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: ANA ISELA OLEA ALMAZAN 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 15, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 15, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019

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������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3381 Doing business as: PRECISION GENERAL CONSTRUCTION at 5808 Highlander St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DILLON ROBERT OLSON, 5808 Highlander St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DILLON ROBERT OLSON The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 1, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 16, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 16, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3010 Doing business as: RAMOS TIRES AND SERVICE at 3601 Wilson Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 2313 Elaine St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 County: Kern Full name of registrant: JUAN CARLOS JR. GUARDADO QUINTERO, 2313 Elaine St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JUAN CARLOS JR. GUARDADO QUINTERO 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 1, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 1, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3349 Doing business as: BROOKSIDE MARKETPLACE at 8803 Camino Media Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: 2301 Panama Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 County: Kern Full name of registrant: BASHAAR NAJDAWI, 17537 Legend Oaks Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: BASHAAR NAJDAWI The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Sept 15, 2014 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 14, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 14, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3333 Doing business as: WESTERN AG SERVICE at 13100 Meacham Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JORGEN HANS LUNDGREN, 15205 Championship Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Full name of registrant: ANGELA DAWNYCE LUNDGREN, 15205 Championship Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: JORGEN LUNGREN 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, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of

PUBLIC NOTICE 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, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B3318 Business Name you wish to abandon: WESTERN AG SERVICE Street address of business: 13100 Meacham Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 County: Kern Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 82553 Bakersfield, Ca. 93380 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: JORGEN GHANS LUNDGREN, 15205 Championship Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 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: JORGEN HANS LUNDGREN, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 14, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3271 Doing business as: HIPSHE PHARMER at 12639 Gosford Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: LEONESSA AGUILAR, 12639 Gosford Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Full name of registrant: The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: LEONESSA AGUILAR The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 10, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 10, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3314 Doing business as: LOUIE’S CUSTOM WORK at 3506 Apex Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JOES LUIS TRUJILLO, 3506 Apex Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JOSE LUIS TRUJILLO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 13, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 13, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3321 2019-B3322 Doing business as: AB PEST CONTROL / AB TREE DOCTOR at 1201 24th St B110-279 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ALVARO BECERRA, 1201 24th St B110-279 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ALVARO BECERRA 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, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this

PUBLIC NOTICE 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, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2017-B2156 Business Name you wish to abandon: DAVE TRUCKING Street address of business: 2801 Crestline Falls Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: HARDEV SINGH, 2801 Crestline Falls Ln, 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: HARDEV SINGH, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 9, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2018-B5391 Business Name you wish to abandon: R P TRUCKING Street address of business: 9509 Mountain Green Ln, Shafter, Ca. 93263 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: JASPREET SINGH, 9509 Mountain Green Ln, Shafter, Ca. 93263 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: JASPREET SINGH, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 9, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B0566 Business Name you wish to abandon: SAFEGUARD BUSINESS SYSTEMS BY ROBIN RAY Street address of business: 2201 Mt Vernon Ave 108 Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 County: Kern Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 2718 Bakersfield, Ca. 93303 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: ROBIN TEMPLE RAY, 3601 Rampart St, 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: Individual SIGNED: ROBIN TEMPLE RAY, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 8, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-100888 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of SUPERIOR COURT, County of Kern Metropolitan Division 1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 PETITION OF: JACKELINE ALVAREZ FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JACKELINE ALVAREZ for a decree changing names as follows: Present name VIANEY ANAHLEAN CASTRO Filed a petition with this court Proposed name VIANEY ANAHLEAN ALVAREZ THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted if no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: June 17, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: Apr 5, 2019 LINDA S ETIENNE Commissioner of the Superior Court JACKELINE ALVAREZ, 1030 Kendra St #B31, McFarland, Ca. 93250 Phone: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 22, 29 June 5, 12, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2360 Doing business as: CASALOMA FOOD at 602 East Casaloma Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SALEH ALI ALDAYLAM, 1601 Lotus Ln #233, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SALEH ALI ALDAYLAM

PUBLIC NOTICE The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 4, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 4, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3055 Doing business as: AWESOME FITNESS at 1810 Art St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: AWESOME FITNESS, LLC CA, 1812 Art St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: JOSEPH MAYEDA, CEO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Nov 3, 2017 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 2, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 2, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3099 Doing business as: Q at 2701 Ming Ave #251 Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: 1324 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90021 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Q TOPIA INC. CA, 1324 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90021 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: JEONG HWAN KIM, CEO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 1, 2017 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 3, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 3, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3528 Doing business as: BEAUTY BAR BOUTIQUE at 2207 Brundage Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: 318 So Chester Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 County: Kern Full name of registrant: DEBRA ANN BRYANT, 318 So Chester Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Full name of registrant: ERICA MONIQUE LIPSCOMB, 6600 Sky View Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: DEBRA BRYANT 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 23, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 23, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3471


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Doing business as: MODEL NAILS at 13061 Rosedale Hwy #I Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: HANH NICK BUI LLC CA, 13061 Rosedale Hwy #I Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: HAIUH BUI, Owner 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, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 21, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2019 �������������������������������

OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2018-B5977 Business Name you wish to abandon: ENERGY FOOT & BODY MASSAGE Street address of business: 1215 Olive Dr #E Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Mailing address of business: S836 Parisa Pl Upland, Ca. 91786 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: DONGPING XU, 836 Parisa Pl Upland, Ca. 91786 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: DONGPING XU This statement of abandonment filed on: May 22, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2019 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3393 Doing business as: RANDLE’S DRESS TO IMPRESS at 712 Castro Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JANIE MAE RANDLE, 612 Austin St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Trust SIGNED: JANIE RANDLE 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 16, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 16, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3469 Doing business as: COOL TRANSPORT at 1102 El Tejon Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: RENE LOPEZ PEREZ, 1102 El Tejon Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: RENE LOPEZ PEREZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 12, 2014 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 21, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 21, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3431 Doing business as: MONTVIEW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT at 711 Sixth St, Taft, Ca. 93268 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DENISE ANN DYER, 328 Montview Ave, Taft, Ca. 93268 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: RENE LOPEZ 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 17, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 17, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-101293 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DIVISION PETITION OF: KELSI JONNELLE WILSON FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: KELSI JONNELLE WILSON for a decree changing names as follows: Present name KELSI JONNELLE WILSON Filed a petition with this court Proposed name KELSI JONNELLE SOMOGYI 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 22, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: May 16, 2019 LINDA S ETIENNE COMMISSIONER Of The Superior Court KELSI JONNELLE WILSON, 10717 Twin Falls Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Phone: (310) 699-7887 In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2019 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SMITH, BRENT WAYNE CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002381 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SMITH, BRENT WAYNE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by PATRICIA SMITH in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PATRICIA SMITH 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 13, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided 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 39491 LAW OFFICES OF YOUNG & NICHOLS, 1901 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Telephone: (661) 861-7911 Fax: (661) 861-7932 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 2019 �������������������������������

PUBLIC NOTICE CITATION Freedom From Parental Custody and Control (ABANDONMENT) Re: ADOPTION) BAT-18-3008 Superior Court of California, Count of Kern, 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 In the Mater of Adoption Petition of ELIZABETH JOCELIN JUAREZ VELA, A person(s) who should be declared free from the custody and control of (her) parent or parents. To JOSE LUIS JUAREZ and to all person claiming to be the father or mother of said minor person(s) above named. By order of this Court you are hereby cited and required to appear before the Judge Presiding in Department C of the above entitled court on June 28, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. of that day, then and there to show cause, if any you have, why said person should not be declared free from the control of (his) (her) parents according to the petition on file herein. For failure to attend, you will be deemed guilty of a contempt of court. You are hereby notified of the provisions of Civil Code Section 237.5 which provide: “the judge shall advise the minor and the parents, if present, of the right to have counsel present. The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel, and if they are unable to afford counsel, shall appoint counsel to represent the parents. Date: May 17, 2019 (SEAL) TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS Clerk, By: A rodriguez, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED. You are served as an individual citee The time when a citation is deemed served on a party may vary depending on the method of service. For example, see Code of Civil Procedure Section 413.10 through 415.40 JAQUELIN JASMIN VILLA VELA, 331 11th St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Telephone: (661) 204-0330 IN PRO PER BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2019 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SIBYL H. PERKINS CASE NUMBER: S-1500-PB-53354 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SIBYL H. PERKINS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by BILL J. MAYFIELD in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 METRO THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that BILL J. MAYFIELD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: August 23, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided om Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: BRANDON B. HOLLADAY, SBN 217788 Law Offices of Young & Nichols 1901 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. Telephone: (661) 861-7911 Fax: (661) 861-7932 E-Mail: bholladay@ youngnichols.com BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 2019

�������������������������������  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2938 Doing business as: BLENDED BARBERSHOP at 4208 Rosedale Hwy Suite #203, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: 14917 David Ct., Bakersfield, Ca., 93314 County: Kern Full name of registrant: SALVADOR CARRILLO, 3903 Ocean Breeze Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313

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The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SALVADOR CARRILLO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: April 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A ZUBELDIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on April 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3650 2019-B3651 2019-B3652 Doing business as: BLACK WALL STREET CLOTHING / CALIFORNIA SUN DRESSES / SON OF RA ATTIRE at 3520 Ashe Rd #4 Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TROY DOUGLAS SANDERS, 3520 Ashe Rd #4, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Full name of registrant: STEFAN AUGUSTUS LAMBERT, 911 6th St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: TROY 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 30, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 30, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3547 Doing business as: MEZA’S WAREHOUSE at 1910 E California Ave #G Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: 7609 Elsinore Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 County: Kern Full name of registrant: MARTIN ARREDONDO, 7609 Elsinore Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MARTIN ARREDONDO 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 23, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 23, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3544 Doing business as: NATRIX PEST CONTROL at 1505 Stockton Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MATTHEW ADAM FRENCH, 1505 Stockton Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MATTHEW ADAM FRENCH 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 23, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 23, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019

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 30, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019

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 27, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided 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: SONIA REYES, 3400 Mountain View St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Telephone: (661) 557-2503 E-Mail: soniar-reyes12@aol.com

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������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3400 Doing business as: DANILO’S BAKERY at 2739 Diamond St Rosamond, Ca. 93560 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: YURION DANILO JACINTO DONIS, 44735 Gadsden Ave Lancaster, Ca. 93534 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: YURION DANILO JACINTO DONIS 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 16, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 16, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3504 Doing business as: JBR TRUCKING at 3401 Brisbane Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JOSE FIDENCIO RODRIGUEZ, 3401 Brisbane Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JOSE FIDENCIO 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 22, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 22, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3637 Doing business as: PINK LEGAL at 1701 Westwind Dr. #109 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CARL A KNOLL, 1701 Westwind Dr., #109 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: CARL A KNOLL 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 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3645 Doing business as: JOES AUTO REPAIR at 3333 Niles St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JOSE ENRIQUES FLORES, 8745 Quail Hills Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JOSE ENRIQUES FLORES The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Mar 1, 1986 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 30, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3658 Doing business as: FITNESS FRENZY at 8908 Carvalho Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SETH RAYMOND ECKLEY, 8908 Carvalho Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SETH RAYMOND ECKLEY 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 30, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 30, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3660 Doing business as: LIVE WATER STUDIOS, INC. at 9902 Blackfoot Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: LIVE WATER STUDIOS, INC. CA, 9902 Blackfoot Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: JULIE A. HAYES, President / CEO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 1, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 30, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 30, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3545 Doing business as: COUNTY LINE TRAVEL CENTER LLC at 2241 Girard St, Delano, Ca. 93215 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: COUNTY LINE TRAVEL CENTER LLC CA, 2241 Girard St, Delano, Ca. 93215 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: GURMEJ SINGH, Member The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 23, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 23, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SUSANA PUENTE REYES, aka SUSANA P. REYES CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002450 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SUSANA PUENTE REYES aka SUSANA P. REYES A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SONIA REYES in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that SONIA REYES be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SHIRLEY ELLEN PRESLEY CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002438 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SHIRLEY ELLEN PRESLEY A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SHERRINA CLARK in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that SHERRINA CLARKbe 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 27, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided 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: WILLIAM EDWARDS LAW 237587, WILLIAM EDWARDS LAW , 168 H STREET, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Telephone: (661) 324-0111 Fax: (661) 326-8984 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 5, 12, 19, 2019

������������������������������� 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 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm. A008 Yvonne Herrera-Misc. A047 Deray Thomas-Misc. A060 Gary W WheelerMisc. A062 Wyatt Pankey-Misc. G061 Summer Grover-Misc. H062 Nancy Martinez-Misc. BAKERSFIELD

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3482 Doing business as: J S & A TRUCKING at 5824 Stampede Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MARIA ELISABETH SUMMITT, 5824 Stampede Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MARIA ELISABETH SUMMITT The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 7, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 21, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 21, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3802 Doing business as: ARANGO COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICES at 824 E 19th St,. Apt.B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JOSE MIGUEL PEREZ ARANGO, 824 E 19th St,. Apt.B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JOSE MIGUEL PEREZ ARANGO 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 5, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 5, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3798 Doing business as: PRECISION CONSULTING ADVISORS at 10809 Michele Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: FRANKO BESINAIZ, 10809 Michele Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: FRANKO BESINAIZ 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 5, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 5, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B2872 Business Name you wish to abandon: PRECISION CONSULTING ADVISORS Street address of business: 10809 Michele Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: FRANKO BESINAIZ, 10809 Michele Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: FRANKO BESINAIZ, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: Jun 5, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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FILE NO: 2019-B3760 Doing business as: ULTRA CLEAR POOL SERVICE at 10626 Bremgarten Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: BROOK LEANN HAMILTON, 10626 Bremgarten Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: BROOK LEANN HAMILTON 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, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 4, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019

Individual SIGNED: CHANEL LEE PALMER 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, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A ZUBELDIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 3, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3686 Doing business as: PURE SOURDOUGH KITCHEN at 10905 Camino El Canon, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MICHAEL SZURA III, 10905 Camino El Canon, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MICHAEL SZURA III 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 31, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E LOSTAUNAU, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 31, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3570 Doing business as: BOUNCE JUMPERS at 1205 Cannon Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SEBERIANO MARTINEZ-GODINEZ, 1205 Cannon Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SEBERIANO MARTINEZGODINEZ 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, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J BOJORQUEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 24, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3726 Doing business as: ROCK YOUR SOCIAL at 13715 Pemberley Passage Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CHANEL LEE PALMER, 13715 Pemberley Passage Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by:

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3605 Doing business as: CONSTAR SUPPLY at 3565 Landco Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: 8901 E Pima Center Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Border Construction Specialties, LLC. 8901 E Pima Center Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: BRIAN SAKER, PRESIDENT The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Sept 14, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 28, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 28, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3705 Doing business as: UNFORGETTABLE BODY at 6615 Silver Moon Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CHARLOTTE MARIE MURPHY, 6615 Silver Moon Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MICHAEL SZURA III 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, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A ZUBELDIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 3, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3473 Doing business as: GORDYZ TRANZPORT at 8909 Hope Ln., Lamont, Ca. 93241 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MIGUEL ANGEL RIVERA, 8909 Hope Ln., Lamont, Ca. 93241 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MICHAEL SZURA III 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, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO,

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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, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B3678 Doing business as: SOLUXE CREATIVE at 5880 District Blvd. #7, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: 8917 Hickory Hills Ave., Bakersfield, CA. 93312 County: Kern Full name of registrant: JACOB DAVID HEATH, 8917 Hickory Hills Ave., Bakersfield, CA. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JACOB DAVID HEATH 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 31, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J GARCIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 31, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2019

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of our shining city on the hill. Yet our shining city was built on genocide of the native peoples, enslavement of Africans and exploitation of immigrants. Without a doubt, every people and every culture on Earth have had to deal with unpleasant facts of its history—America is not special in that regard. Where most of white America goes off the rails is in completely denying and minimizing the facts of racial oppression. This erasure makes racial reconciliation—and true equality—impossible to achieve. In 2019, Harriet Tubman should be a respected and lauded icon for people of every race and ethnicity. Did she not personify American ideals, at the risk of her own life? As a black woman in antebellum times, she was vulnerable to capture, prison, assault or lynching, but did she falter? Did she not refuse to kneel to any man or any king? Did she not fight for freedom against overwhelming odds? Are these not the qualities we hold dear in our American heroes? Instead, Tubman is erased. Instead, our current administration embraces the slave owner, the mass murderer, the white supremacist—and calls him a hero. For a psychiatric patient—in this case, white America—the reality of racism, misogyny and oppression is incompatible with their self-identity as lovers of freedom and defenders of equality. But instead of taking the painful but therapeutic steps to achieve reconciliation and closure, the patient has opted instead to self-medicate, and maintain the delusion of white supremacy at all costs. Jackson, a president who authored one of the cruelest and most brutal acts in American history, is a Trump hero, which is perfectly logical — they share a deep, entitled belief in the superiority of white men, and a world order in which Manifest Destiny is not a just doctrine but a divine right. Jackson should never be forgotten. He should be remembered always as an example of what kind of horrors our leaders can inflict when their values and morals are wildly askew. Trump will be remembered in the same light— if enough of us survive to tell the story. And despite their best efforts, the legacy of Harriet Tubman can never be erased. She embodies the spirit of everything our nation claims to stand for, and each one of us — every race, every gender — should be proud to call her our fellow American.

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John Gary Williams Maintained Music in His Heart, Despite Tragedy, Trials 
…but his work will live on. Filmmaker John Hubbell’s documentary, which includes new music from John Gary Williams, is expected to be released in 2020. And Scott Bomar will have recordings that the two made when Williams would stop by Bomar’s Electraphonic Studios.

John Gary Williams of The Mad Lads maintained music in his heart – despite tragedy, trials

By Lee Eric Smith The New Tri-State Defender In an alternate reality, one where John Gary Williams wasn’t called up to go to Vietnam, he might have become a soul music icon, a household name mentioned alongside Marvin Gaye, Al Green or Otis Redding. But as news spread of Williams’ death at his Memphis home at the age of 73, friends and loved ones spoke of how he persevered through trials and tribulations – with a song forever in his heart. “My mother called and said, ‘You’ve been drafted.’ Why couldn’t they draft a winehead or junkie?” Williams says in “A World Gone Mad: The Trials of John Gary Williams,” a forthcoming documentary about his life. “Why me?” ‘Our passion was music’ TSD freelance photographer Tyrone P. Easley remembered Williams bursting out into song as they both rode the 31 Crosstown bus to Booker T. Washington High School. “He’d sit in the back and sing,” Easley said. “I always admired him.” At BTW, Williams, Julius E. Green, William Brown and Robert Phillips were known as The Emeralds – perhaps no coincidence in that green is a school color. “Our passion was music. That’s all we had,” Williams says in the film. “We were singing in the men’s room to get that echo. I said, ‘Man, if we’re going to do this, let’s do it big.” By 1965, the group now known as The Mad Lads had scored their first hit with “Don’t Have to Shop Around.” And while they didn’t have chart-topping success, a string of solid R&B hits followed: “I Want Someone” and “Patch My Heart” among them. The Mad Lads toured with Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and “every major artist that was out there. And we held our own, too,” Williams reflected. Then, in late 1966, Uncle Sam came calling. “Here was a young man singing love songs for Stax who was swooped of the stage of the Apollo Theater and put into the jungle with a rifle,” said documentary filmmaker John Hubbell. “Not exactly his style.” In Vietnam, Williams served on a long-range reconnaissance patrol – witnessing and experiencing all the horrors of war up close. Like so many Vietnam vets, the war left deep mental and emotional scars that would haunt him for years. “I just wanted to go to Vietnam and get it over with,” Williams said. “But a lot of the things I saw – the killings, the mistreatment of the Vietnam people – it was just too much for me, man.” But it was a random encounter with a Vietnamese man that would shape Williams’ life after he returned. “One day, a villager pointed at his skin and pointed at me, saying, ‘Same thing, you,’” Williams said. “I could see the similarities between the way that guy was treated and the way I was treated as a black man in America.” “He came back from Vietnam very anti-violence,” Hubbell added. “John was more about justice than race. He didn’t advocate violence in any way.” Williams’ older brother Richard noticed a change, too. “My brother was always kind of deep and smart, but he was fun loving,” said Richard Williams, 74. “When he went to Vietnam, to me, he became more serious about life. I think that’s why he joined the Invaders. He wanted to change the conditions of our people here in Memphis and throughout the country.” A Mad Lad, an Invader, a felon After Vietnam, Williams rejoined the Mad Lads, who scored a few more modest hits. But he also had several friends who were involved with The Invaders, a black empowerment group. He became passionate about achieving justice for African Americans, wearing an odd pair of hats for a while – lead singer of the Mad Lads and Minister of Defense for the Invaders. “John was drawn to that activism because he was representative of a group of African Americans who felt the pace of change wasn’t fast enough,” Hubbell said. “The ‘minister-driven’ civil rights movement wasn’t fast enough. He was one of the people saying, ‘Our people need swifter justice.’” But misfortune wasn’t finished with Williams. In February 1969, he was implicated in the shooting of a Memphis police officer. In Hubbell’s footage, he tells the story of a cousin and another young man standing in the street with guns, saying they were planning on shooting some police. “I didn’t shoot no police officer,” Williams said, speaking directly to Hubbell’s camera. “All the way up to the

very last minute, I tried to discourage them. But they insisted. So, I said I’m leaving, man. I’m gone, I’m outta here. And before I could get back to where my car was parked, the shots rang out. “From the moment I heard that sound, I knew that was the beginning of the end of my career – and me,” he concluded. “And when I got out of jail, things actually got worse.” ‘The Whole World Is Going Crazy’ By 1973, Williams had served his time in the shooting and was still looking to make music. His solo album, John Gary Williams, was critically acclaimed and thanks to Stax’s business problems, a commercial flop. “It was an incredible solo album,” said Scott Bomar of The Bo-keys, who recorded with Williams later in his life. “I think it’s one of the greatest albums in the Stax library.” Like other crooners of the day, Williams blended social commentary with a hopeful, upbeat track on his song, “The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy:” It takes my breath away/To see people live from day to day Without respect for each other, without love for their brothers Stax folded in 1975. “My label was dead, my career was dead, and my life just spun out of control,” Williams reflected. “By all indications, I should be dead, in prison, a junkie or the insane asylum or someplace. But I’m not. “I still have something to contribute,” he said. “People who believe in me. People who remember who I am.” The comeback It was in 2003, while Bomar was working on The BoKeys debut album The Royal Sessions, that he met Williams. A lot of other Stax alumni too. “When word got out that we were making that record at Royal Studios, all kinds of people dropped by,” Bomar said. “It was like a reunion. John Gary was right there in the middle.” Before long, Bomar had invited Williams to perform featured vocals in various live sets. “To sing again is to feel again,” Williams said. “And I’m also a survivor – trying to get back to being me.” Along the way, Bomar’s admiration grew. “He became like a father figure to me,” Bomar said. He was very supportive of the music I was doing. It meant a lot coming from him. I considered him a wise person and it meant a lot to have his blessing and approval for what I was doing with our music.” And despite earning a reputation for sage wisdom and generosity, Williams still wrestled with his personal demons – sometimes with Hubbell’s camera rolling. “For him, it was about becoming a better person,” Hubbell said. “He realized there was more to life than being a singer. We talked about some of the deepest darkest stuff of his life. He believed he could be a better person.” Music fades out Richard Williams remembered a bid whist party that he, his wife and John Gary attended. “He and my wife ran everyone off the card table,” Richard recalled. “We had good times about three or four weeks ago.” But as John Gary Williams’ health deteriorated over the past several weeks, he lost his voice – and gradually, his will to live, said Richard Williams, his brother. “His smile was gone. His drive to stay alive was gone. I could see it in his eyes,” Richard Williams said. “(John Gary) was quick-witted and jovial. But after they announced he would be on hospice . . . He tried to fight it, but as time went on, I could see he was tired. “He told me he had made peace with his God,” Richard said. “I think he was ready to go.” But his work will live on. Hubbell’s documentary, which includes new music from Williams, is expected to be released in 2020. And Bomar will have recordings that the two made when Williams would stop by Bomar’s Electraphonic Studios. “It’s going to be something I can listen to, to take me back to when he was still here and we were in the creative process together,” Bomar said. “When you’re in studio, the outside world is closed off, there’s no concept of time. That’s the beauty of a recording and that’s what will be nice about having that moment with him. “And I know he enjoyed doing it and making those recordings,” Bomar added. “Experiencing that creative joy with him . . . that means a lot.” Williams is survived by his wife, Trenni Williams; five  daughters; two sons; two brothers; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Film Captures the Loss of Black San Franciscans By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Actor Jimmie Fails draws from his own story in his portrayal of a young black man navigating a shifting racial landscape in “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.'' His tale is a familiar one in affluent U.S. cities. Like his character, Fails is a third-generation San Franciscan whose family lost their home in a once-flourishing African American neighborhood called the “Harlem of the West.'' His relatives scattered as housing prices skyrocketed and he struggles to get by in a city that's not as black as the one he grew up in. “It's often like you're the last black man in the restaurant, the last black man in the barber shop,'' Fails, 24, says. “San Francisco feels like a woman that you loved that doesn't love you back, that you're trying to get back.'' In "The Last Black Man in San Francisco," a 2019 Sundance favorite that opened nationally Friday, Fails is a skateboarder and home caregiver who crashes at night in his best friend Mont's room at his grandfather's house in San Francisco. All the while, Jimmie dreams of reclaiming the grand Victorian home he says his grandfather built in the Fillmore District, before his father lost the home to drugs. Black people once migrated to San Francisco, drawn by its reputation for tolerance. But the city shed nearly 3,000 low-income black households, a 17%, decrease, between 2000 and 2015, according to a report by the Urban Displacement Project at the University of California, Berkeley. Many were driven out by rising costs and redevelopment. It's a decline seen in other major U.S. cities. The African American populations in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago have shrunk since 2000, and Washington, D.C. is no longer a black-majority city. The film won a Sundance directing award for Fails' childhood friend and collaborator, Joe Talbot. It features another San Francisco native, Danny Glover, as Mont's grandfather. Talbot, who is white, says it has become that much harder to make ends meet, even in the five years they've taken to make the film. San Francisco companies Lyft, Uber and Pinterest have gone public this year, driving up fears that masses of millennial millionaires will take up all the city's already scarce housing. The median sales price of a house was $1.4 million and the median rent for a one-bedroom was nearly $3,700 in April, according to analytics firm CoreLogic and listing site Zumper. Meanwhile, the city's one-night count of homeless increased 17% in two years. “I have friends that work three jobs to get by in the shadows of the bigger industries, the big money makers here,'' said Talbot, 28. San Francisco never had a large African American population, hitting its peak of 95,000 in the 1970 U.S. Census, or 13%. That figure tumbled to 11% in 1990, and then to just under 8% in 2000. A recent estimate has the black population at a smidge

over 5%, the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey reports. Moreover, the Urban Displacement Project reports San Francisco lost people across all racial groups in the low to middle income groups, gaining only in the extremely poor and high-income households. “All of our concerns about San Francisco becoming a super-exclusionary place have come true,'' said the project's director, Miriam Zuk. Other Bay Area cities have shed black residents as housing costs rise. African Americans made up nearly half of Oakland, birthplace of the Black Panther Party , through the 1980s and part of the 1990s. They are only a quarter of residents today. African Americans started moving to San Francisco in the 19th century, drawn by its reputation for tolerance, writes Albert S. Broussard in “Black San Francisco.'' Among those was William Alexander Leidesdorff, who came to San Francisco before it was called San Francisco, and served on its first town council. Migration ramped up in the 1940s, when wartime work lured black people from the South. They moved into homes in the Fillmore vacated by Japanese Americans who were incarcerated by the U.S. government. The “Harlem of the West'' flourished with nightclubs, churches and shops catering to African Americans. But waves of redevelopment sapped the neighborhood and residents left. Virginia Smyly, a board member of the San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society, says it's been difficult for African Americans to hold on to the few homes they were allowed to purchase in the city. Children and grandchildren inherited family homes in the 1980s and 1990s, she said, but sold the property or lost the homes, unable to keep up with taxes and mortgages. Vanishing blacks are only part of the story, she says. “It's not just African Americans who have disappeared,'' she said. “It's the working class people, people who were in manufacturing and in some service jobs that don't exist any longer.'' In the movie, Jimmie regularly sneaks over to the Victorian to tend to the yard and touch up painting. When the white people who live there move out, he moves in and marvels that he has a home in which to read a newspaper. He's crushed when the house hits the market at an estimated $4 million, and pleads with a lender at one point for a predatory loan. “That's not your old house and that's not your neighborhood,'' his father says. “We built these ships, dredged these canals in the San Francisco they never knew existed,'' says Mont's grandfather. “This is our home.'' The making of the movie is a celebration of an older San Francisco, says Talbot, one where kids from different schools and backgrounds became friends. They released a concept trailer to raise money and were inundated with offers from artists wanting to help. “There was a lot of love that got pumped into this,'' he said.

Black Music Month

As the trade association representing more than 200 African American-owned newspapers and media companies around the nation, the NNPA observes Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States as well as Black Music Month and National Home Ownership Month. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Throughout the month of June, events are held to embrace the achievements, prominent timeliness and impactful moments of Black music. Founded in 1979 by Kenny Gamble, Ed Wright and Dyana Williams, National Black Music Month recognizes the achievements, prominent timeliness and impactful moments of Black music. It’s a chance to remember those musicians lost along the way and to encourage a pathway for young musicians to follow their dreams. According to the National Museum of African American Music, on June 7th, 1979 Gamble, Wright, and Williams successfully lobbied President Jimmy Carter into hosting a reception to formally recognize the cultural and financial contributions of black music throughout history. Since that fateful year, Black Music Month has grown from an intimate commemoration to national reach with

an abundance of events held annually across the country. As years went on many musicians, fans and influential individuals joined in celebratory observance during the month of June. In 2016, via proclamation, President Barack Obama further defined June as African American Music Appreciation Month. Obama declared that the start of summer would be a celebration for “the rich heritage” of African American music and how these instrumental musicians, “have enriched American music and captured the diversity of our Nation.” “The music of our Nation has always spoken to the condition of our people and reflected the diversity of our Union,” Obama said. “African-American musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters have made enormous contributions to our culture by capturing the hardships and aspirations of a com


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By Cameron Buford whatsgoodinsports.com Going into Game 3 of the National Basketball League Finals we saw the Toronto Raptors go to Oracle Arena tied 1-1 against the defending Champions Golden State Warriors. Oddly enough the Warriors thought they would be without, not 1, but 2 of their All-Stars in, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, in addition to 4th year Forward Kevon Looney. Due to the injuries, the Warriors have faced recently, they have sent out 10 different starting lineups in this postseason. The Raptors would be traveling into hostile territory for Game 3 as the home crowd at Oracle Arena has had plenty rest, considering they haven’t seen a game played since the Portland Trailblazers were in town nearly 3 weeks ago. Having split the games in Toronto, Game 3 was sure to be different as the Raptors now have their chance to regain the home-court advantage with a win against the undermanned Warriors. Award-winning country artist Tenille Arts performed the Canadian national anthem followed by Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett who performed the U.S. national anthem to kick off Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals which has been presented by YouTube TV. Both performances will air live on ABC in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada from Oracle Arena. The Raptors came into Game 3 of the NBA Finals 4-4 in road games and have at least 1 road win in each of their previous three playoffs series. Their leader Kawhi Leonard has recorded 19 games with 30+ points in the Playoffs and has scored over 30 points 13 times in this year’s playoffs. Adding to their confidence, the Raptors have outscored the Warriors in six of eight quarters of their series to this point in the series. The Raptors had to overcome a 47-point barrage from Stephen Curry to reclaim home-court advantage in Game 3 of this year’s NBA Finals. Aiding the Raptors in Game 3, they shot over 52.4% from the floor and 95.2% from the free throw line while limiting the Warriors to 39.6% from the floor and 33.3% from the 3-point line. The Raptors also had 6 players score in double figures to go with Kawhi’s 20th 30-point game to get the Raptors 2 games closer to their first NBA Finals Championship. Klay Thompson’s streak of consecutive playoff games played ended at 120. Following the Warriors Game 3 loss, brought their record to 7-4 in Game 3’s of the NBA Play-

The Warriors are depending on Stephen Curry to keep them in Game 3 with key offensive players out injured. (Photo Credit Tony Avelar/Associated Press)

off’s and 34-32 in any posts season series, I had a chance to ask Curry about Klay’s absence, Q. Congratulations on your career high in the playoffs. My question for you is you played over a hundred playoff games, Klay. Talk to us about not having him tonight and how that impacted the game? Curry’s response was, “Any injury in the playoffs is tough, but especially a guy like Klay who’s been so durable his whole career and especially in the playoffs and the way he had been playing as of late, so it’s no secret that we’re a little injury plagued now and guys trying to just find a way back to the court. But the moment is now. You got to try to have a “next man up” mentality like we always say, and just go out and fight. We did that tonight. We can play better, obviously better on the defensive end, but I liked the competitiveness that we had, understanding that we’re missing 50 points pretty much between KD and Klay. So, we’ll adjust. And it’s a long series you know. It’s going to be fun for us.” In watching the game from the stands, it appeared to me that the Raptors had a size and length advantage over the Warriors and I wanted to see if they felt the same way so I asked Draymond the following question, Q. Can you talk about how you guys combat their size and length advantage; that it seemed to impact the game tonight? Green’s responded by saying, “We got to be more solid with the ball. And it starts with me. I’ve had a bunch of turnovers in I thinks every game this series. So just take -- be more cautious with our passes. I think they do have a lot of length, but we got to play in more space and not

play in a crowd.” Covering the NBA Finals for the first time, was an awesome experience for me. This experience was made much better by Chevrolet sponsoring my trip. They provided me a 2019 Chevy Equinox to drive up to the Bay Area. I listed a few of the features that I really enjoyed this past week; • Onboard WIFI • Power Liftgate • Keyless Start • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert a technology with side mirror alerts to help you avoid collision with moving vehicles • Lane Keep Assist a technology that provides gentle steering wheel turns and lane departure warnings • Switchable All-Wheel Drive, this system enhances traction and control on a variety of road. With switchable AWD, you can travel in the more fuel efficient FWD mode and a prompt will appear on the Driver Info Center if the system determines you should switch into AWD. My take away from Game 3 of the NBA Finals was the cohesiveness and focus of the Toronto Raptors as they traveled into the home of the 2-Time defending Champions and took back the home court advantage in this season’s NBA Finals. Now the pressure moves over to those defending champs to defend their home court. Please let me know your thoughts on these NBA Finals by reaching out to us on @whatsgoodinsports on twitter or commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com.

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Fort Valley College When we arrived at Fort Valley, the tour guide escorted us into a conference room where deans and Vice Presidents were meeting. I thought it was a mistake at first, but the administrators were expecting us and welcomed the students and asked each one about their major. The dean in charge of that area told each student what the college had to offer him/her and encouraged each to apply. Student Dujour Sams responded to the personalized information and intends to apply: “Despite being a STEM-focused school, they made me feel like they had something for me in regards to my art major.” That kind of student-centered, family feel characterizes HBCUs and contributes to their high student success rates. Many Umoja students are attracted to HBCUs because the experience is an extension of the love and support they experience in the BC Umoja program. Even Fort Valley President Dr. Paul Jones, who grew up in Los Angeles, wasn’t too busy to stop and engage students. He pointed out all the renovation going on and the scholarships that covers out-of-state fees. ALABAMA Talladega College Just an hour outside of Birmingham, we visited Talladega College. One very special part of the visit was reconnecting with BC transfer student and Umoja participant Tonysha Miles, who will graduate in December. Of Talladega, she said “I love it here. All the resources I need are here.” Mr. Lon Weind, who conducted the tour, touted the family feel and caring professors. In fact, he stopped several professors and staff, all of whom interacted with students and welcomed them. Every one of them expressed a desire to see students graduate. “We try to remove all obstacles to help students succeed,” he added. Weind also shared some African-American history with the students. He showed them a door leading to the Underground Railroad, a series of tunnels that the enslaved used to travel North to freedom. Students were amazed to find out that there is network under the College. Site where bus full of Freedom Riders was attacked and burned In Anniston, Alabama in an alley is the site of the former Greyhound Bus Terminal where Public Safety Commissioner Bull Connor allowed the KKK to attack the Freedom Riders, a group of young Black and white people who tested the segregation laws. They rode interstate busses into the South to test the non-enforcement of Supreme Court decisions that outlawed segregated public busses. At this particular stop in 1961, passengers were terrorized and the windows broken and tires slashed. A few miles later, we saw the place where they had to stop and a burning rag was thrown into the bus; the passengers barely escaped. Also in Birmingham, we stopped at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church that was bombed in 1963 and resulted in the death of four girls who were inside the church

Anniston Bus attack mural. (Dr. Paula L. Parks photo)

and two boys who were outside the church. Tuskegee University Just 45 minutes outside of Montgomery, Alabama is the beautiful, expansive campus of Tuskegee University. It was founded by Booker T. Washington, whose former house and grave are on the campus, Tuskegee is one of the largest campuses we visited with 5,000 acres and 3,000 students. Kierra Littles said, “My favorite school was Tuskegee because of the community feel and their English program. I also liked it because they always had different activities on campus.” Kerry Jones, who conducted the tour, explained the history of Washington founding the college, the eight undergraduate colleges and graduate programs they offer, the availability of scholarships, and the caring professors. Recruiter Jerrica Russaw encouraged students to get out of their comfort zone and attend Tuskegee to meet people from around the world. Tuskegee Airmen Museum The museum is on the campus of Tuskegee University. Even though African Americans were thought to be incapable of being pilots in the military, President Roosevelt authorized the training of a group of Black pilots who went on to run combat missions during World War II. They were trained at Tuskegee University and formed the 99th squad

and later the 332nd squad and became the most victorious and decorated squads. They became known as the red tails when they painted the tails of their planes red. They fought segregation in the military after not being allowed to enter

the officer’s clubs and when they arrived home and couldn’t get jobs as pilots. The museum included a film as well as interactive exhibits and a replica of a red tail plane. Alabama State University In Montgomery, Alabama is Alabama State University(ASU). Due to its location, the campus community was involved in organizing the Montgomery bus boycott, which was started by Rosa Parks in December 1955 and led by Dr. King. We were shown the building where Dr. King had to hide to escape the KKK. Famous alumni include Rosa Parks and Ralph Albernathy. The tour guide touted their campus life including the football team and internship and research opportunities. She encouraged students to aim for a mix of studying and being involved on campus. We were impressed with their campus sculpture that means no matter what our ancestors when through, they made it and we can get through our situation. Historic sites we saw in Montgomery included where Rosa Parks boarded the bus in 1955 and decided not to give up her seat; the Dexter Ave church where Martin Luther King preached and was elected head of the Montgomery Improvement Association; the site of a former slave market; and the parsonage where Martin Luther King and his family lived. It’s different to learn about history from a book and to actually see the places where our ancestors suffered and fought for equal rights. Dujour Sams summed it up: “I recognize how great of an opportunity it is to be a part of a trip like this. Going into it, I was more focused on figuring out what school I was going to transfer to. Coming out, I feel empowered by the history of the schools as well as the historical sites we visited.” Dr. Parks can be reached at pparks@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

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