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S block the proposed $500 million facility that will be built in Jack(East California Avenue & South Owens Street) McMurtrey SMACAN L son Park. Aquatic Center (Q Street & 13th Street )Silver Creek Pool RTP OGO The 500-acre park is located in Chicago’s predominately (Harris Road & Reliance) HON WIT Black Woodlawn and South Shore neighborhoods, where forH YO For more information, call (661)852-7430 or visit www. E. mer First Lady Michelle Obama, rapper Kanye West and some cer i LOS ASponsored bakersfieldparks.us by the City of Bakersfield U N s R G of the nation’s most prominent Blacks once lived. On Thursday, s r G a u Bloo TAB c ELE Cleaners. ing t and Today baby & Parks Recreation dlig e Jones h S May 17, the Chicago Plan Commission unanimously approved h : t L an Fil ET O was while re e state p (AP) _ the blueprints for the Obama Presidential Center, despite emoBaker m ReviedwBami p s r R A T B ake uesd regnant. ponding ison syst Califo sfield tional appeals from protestors who are concerned that the library Fres rsfield rnia a e t S y m o a Nat no i will eventually drive up rents in the neighborhoods and force out Bas State M ive Na Coo n Baker rah Coo a fight b after she correct ketb en’s med a longtime, low-income residents. The plans now go before the e s g g ske io all C H fiel t le le fil s oac ead h ed a ween inmays she l n offi city’s 50-member city council. While those plans are expected to tionad for a le says she d. ost h d o a r i s l t W s s t e crim pass that stage, the Obama Foundation faces a lawsuit that may e wasn Institu strenu old offi FREE! the C will Reap inati s when s er ’ o t t be its biggest hurdle yet. onseq i c u o p i o s a n o anot n law he uence her p ssible an in Teha position ls she w s The lawsuit was filed on Monday, May 14 by “Protect Our suit Env Parks,” a nonprofit organization that seeks a court order to “bar Whe osition d she’d h chapi. S at the C as pregn ir Just onme w w h a a n h a lifor es y nt a ith the Park District and the City from approving the building of the ve il s Facinice Issu ntal niaprotests shepeople “lost e ruCHARLOTTESVILLE, eithe_ aSeven nnin he was a lowerVa.to(AP) Res g Kern es Corr nd Presidential Center and from conveying any interest in or control iden w s r g h ts Co. e s a t e a v to st for a eblack larusing Dep ingear jail of the Jackson Park site to the Foundation.” babsentence e lea s tolflamey. anakimprovised d th cop a n moman a y r v t n d e m t In its complaint, Protect Our Parks accuses the Chicago ue violent tion thrower or ac at hs p rallies in Charlottesent during fight nationalist Opinion to a white Star dville, regn cept of C last id noVirginia, b Park District of an “institutional bait and switch.” The organiza: p Poli b e year have been arrested. l t u a to 2 c nt, C t im orrect acenta ween Cha ce Reco Blacks CEO tion said the park district transferred public land to the Obama rgin m m i ijail oogfor On Friday, me onordered nmsentence in Fa g ediaatjudge kM s an l aru20-day tal C ICE Ag nd l Corey en AApolog Foundation to house an official federal Obama Federal Library. elused rash ents fell d C pturflamethrower e.” Thates andtoeprotect y com Long, who said he the makeshift rres izes o But that purpose changed when Obama decided his center will m ted lateproe Ca people mua nfew dozen e himself.The Daily Progressm reports that n t l not be his official library. Instead, the federal National Records on th ity R iforn r tested the sentence late Friday night ine downtown ia laws ehabCharlottesand Archives Administration will run it in another location. In ilitarrested She uit. Police aville, chanting “Corey Long did nothing wrong.” the lawsuit, Protect Our Parks called Chicago’s plan to lease pubSay riff You s Urg He Wa ngbloo seven protesters and charged them with “pedestrian stepping lic park space an “illegal land grab.” Kill ing Any s Not d Inm into street with poor visibility,” a misdemeanor. ates one to The organization also said the transfer of park land to a “Meet C non-governmental private entity violates the park district code. One of those charged was Star Peterson, who is in a wheelEO & In addition, Protect Our Parks said the park district and the city Foun chair after suffering injuries when she was run over in the car der o will receive only token rent for the land and the Park District Act f attack that killed Heather Heyer during the Aug. 12 rally and “ Ra law “does not authorize the Park District itself to transfer valuable counter protests. m Num page public trust land for virtually no compensatory return.” T A Q ber On akes uiet e fro Protect Our Parks says that city officials are “prohibited by Plac m e law” from turning over public park land to a non-governmental private entity for private use. Bey At a meeting Thursday, May 17, the commission was expecto $10 nce Giv ed to take up a resolution authorizing a long-term ground lease Hist 0,000 t es Sch orically o for 19.3 acres in Jackson Park from the city to the Obama Founools Blac k dation. In March 2015, Chicago’s city council approved an ordi-

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An App Linking the Black Community Mobile, AL — The Vivian’s Door Initiative, along with the support of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a crowdfunding campaign for their Vivian’s Door App on Indiegogo. The goal of the app, which currently has a functioning prototype, will provide comprehensive listings for all registered minority-owned businesses in the area, as well as access to scholarships, mentorship programs, networking opportunities, training, contract-readiness plans, and other resources at both the community and government level. The app will allow all parties to interact freely and share knowledge, connections, and information in a fun and interactive way by realigning the procurement process which can bridge the racial wealth gap and give everyone a seat at the table. While the pilot launch is limited to persons in Mobile, Alabama, the service will eventually be rolled out across the United States. If fully funded, the app is expected to be completed by 2019. Inspired by the legacy of Vivian Malone Jones, one of the first black enrollees and the first black graduate from the University of Alabama, Vivian’s Door will be another cornerstone in the journey towards helping the black community reach its full potential. The app’s founder, Janice Malone, was moved not just by Vivian’s journey, but the rallying of the community behind her as she defied racial segregation and went on to become a successful businesswoman and symbol of hope. “There is a worrying lack of guidance for black entrepreneurs and self-starters in our community,” Janice stated. “Vivian opened a door that had been closed to people like us for a very long time, and we want to keep that door open. We want to make sure that black business owners can connect with their customers and the wider community, and effectively make use of the ways and means available for them to achieve success.” The Indiegogo campaign can be found here:
www.igg.me/ at/viviansdoor Vivian’s Door is an initiative that seeks to gather all resources available to help minority entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses and reinvest in their communities. Visit www.viviansdoor.com to learn more.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) _ An Oregon school district sent a letter to five high school staff members advising them not to engage in political expressions at work after they took a knee during the national anthem at a student assembly. The Register-Guard newspaper reports that the Eugene School District sent “the letter of directive” after the June 1 incident at Winston Churchill High School. School district spokeswoman Kerry Delf says it wasn’t disciplinary, declining to identify the employees and whether or not they’re teachers. Delf cited no official law or school district provision but said employees are expected to refrain from unacceptable political activities when students are held as a captive audience. Kneeling has become a political statement ever since professional athletes defied the tradition in protest of police brutality against blacks.

Hatchet Throwing Man was Yelling Racial Slurs

NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police in Massachusetts are searching for suspects who allegedly threw a hatchet at a black teen and yelled racial slurs at him. WHDH-TV reports the 14-year-old was stepping off his school bus in North Brookfield on Tuesday when two masked men in a passing car yelled at him and threw the hatchet at his head. The boy’s mother says he ducked out the way and the hatchet narrowly missed. North Brookfield Police Chief Mark Smith says he views the altercation as a hate crime. Police are currently increasing patrols at area bus stops as a result.

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2 Former LA Gang Rivals Created a Catering Business One spent years repping the Bloods. The other spent years repping the Crips. But now two former gang members are repping one thing: food. Malachi Jenkins, a former member of the Crips, and Roberto Smith, a former member of the Bloods, both got tired of running the streets and hustling. And when a mutual friend introduced them, despite their involvement with the gangs at the time, they hit it off and then shortly realized they both had had enough of the lives they were leading. Jenkins, aka Chef Spanky, enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu, and after graduating, he started posting pictures of his dishes on Instagram. After becoming Instagram famous, the two started their new business venture, Trap Kitchen LA. “The gang stuff, the shootings, now that I’m in this kitchen, I don’t go through none of that,” Smith said. And since Instagram is where they started, it’s how their business is operated. A photo of the daily menu is placed on the Instagram account, and you can arrange pickup or delivery. Their dishes range from chicken and waffles to steak and potatoes. With one look at their Instagram account, you can see why they’re picking up business. Congratulations to these men!

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ A man on parole died in a Sacramento police wagon while en route to jail, the Sacramento Police Department said. The man, identified as a black person in his 30s, was in the custody of parole agents with the state’s Department of Corrections, who requested a marked Sacramento police vehicle transport him to jail on Wednesday, the department said in a news release. The man was “handcuffed and laying on the floor” of the parole agents’ vehicle when the Sacramento Police Officer helped the agents get the man on his feet. The officials then walked him to the rear of the patrol wagon and put him inside, the department said. As the officer drove, he monitored the man through the wagon’s video monitoring equipment, and as he approached the jail he noticed the man had stopped moving, police said. When the officer parked in the jail entry and checked on the man, he was unresponsive, the department said. The officer and the parole agents, who had followed the Sacramento police wagon in their vehicle, administered CPR until the Fire Department arrived and took over medical care. The man was then taken to a local hospital, where he died, police said. The police department did not say give details on the man’s medical condition or why parole agents asked a police officer to transport him to a jail. An email and phone message from The Associated Press requesting more information from the Sacramento Police Department was not immediately answered. The man’s death is being investigated by the Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, the Sacramento City Attorney’s Office and the City’s Office of Public Safety Accountability, officials said. Video and audio associated with the incident will be released to the public within 30 days, the department said.


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Jeffrey Boney says that many of elected officials, who visit the Black community only during the election season, get a pass for doing nothing. (Jeffrey Boney)

By Jeffrey L. Boney NNPA Newswire Contributor It’s that time again. It occurs every year around the same time like clockwork. It’s election season. Political signs infiltrate Black neighborhoods, placed by campaign operatives hoping you remember their respective political candidate come election time. More importantly, these political operatives are hoping your familiarity with their respective candidate will drive you to the polls with the belief that their efforts will translate into a vote for them at the ballot box. Establishing familiarity is quite an effective tool, especially when it comes to creating a sense of connection with people. Now be honest. If connecting with people through establishing a sense of familiarity weren’t so effective, why would radio stations play the same song over and over again, or why would major companies spend an inordinate amount of money to consistently and strategically advertise their product or service to consumers on a regular basis? Seeking to connect with people by establishing a sense of familiarity is one of the first things any campaign team tries to do to help get their respective candidate elected. Have you ever noticed that during every election season, radio ads become more frequent, print mailers get sent out in bulk quantities and television ads get placed on any given network during key television shows in an effort to try and reach registered voters? Politicians have long been staples in our community. Many of them visit a church here, walk the block and knock on doors over there; kiss babies, shake hands and even give the Black community ‘stuff’ to get them to come out to the polls and vote. It is fascinating the way some political candidates scurry around during election season trying to solicit the Black vote so that they can get elected to a certain office or retain their current seat. It’s an art. Many of these campaign operatives and elected officials have it down to a science. However, when it comes to developing key, solid policies that will help the Black community, many of these same candidates disappear—never to be heard from again—until the next election cycle rolls around. Interestingly, many of these elected

officials get a pass for doing nothing. Now, if members of the Black community would be completely honest, they would admit that a lot of these elected officials are often treated like high-profile celebrities, rather than public servants who have the power to advocate for substantive policies that can literally change the economic landscape and quality of life of their communities. One act of familiarity that has been a go-to-approach to reach the Black community has been the tactic of political candidates using certain gimmicks to solicit votes. You know what I’m talking about; offering the Black community chicken dinners, BBQ cookouts, fish plates, steak days, gift cards, air conditioners for senior citizens, etc. Many of these politically-motivated gimmicks have and continue to be used to get Black people to vote for a particular candidate. You know the routine. Black voters get out to vote, then there is very little reciprocity from many of the candidates towards the Black community, if they are elected. Think about it for a moment and ask yourself some questions. What evidence do you have to prove that any of your elected officials have actually advocated for you? Ask yourself, when it comes to developing sound policies and legislation for the Black community, when was the last time your elected officials drafted any policy or advocated for any legislation at the local, state and/ or federal level that has positively impact you? Now, you may have been invited to a fish fry, steak dinner or community social event, but ask yourself when was the first or last time any of your elected officials educated, equipped and informed your community about any key issues that is impacting them or will affect them? Truth be told, the Black community has been short-changed when it comes to advocacy by many of their elected officials, regardless of the elected official’s race or ethnicity. Blacks have also been deprived of having progressive and substantive policies drafted by many of their elected officials. In many cases, instead of talking to elected officials about substantive policies and key legislation, elected officials are often sought after to attend an event or take a picture with someone as if they are a Hollywood star, versus a public servant who was elected to serve the people. Again, it’s about familiarity. The Black community deserves to be treated more like a partner in a serious relationship versus some fling on the side where politicians whisper sweet nothings in our ears in order to get the only thing they really, truly want—the Black vote. The Black community must stop allowing disengaged elected officials to continue making empty promises in order to get their vote, and then turn around, close the deal (get their vote), and never hear anything from these individuals anymore until they need their Black vote again. The same thing goes for political candidates who don’t win when they run for office as well. Elected officials are not highly-paid Hollywood entertainers. Elected officials are public servants. The Black community must stop treating elected officials as if they are the hottest celebrity and start demanding sound policy offerings from them. The Black community must embrace accountability and adopt a realistic expectation of having their elected officials be the advocates they need to get things done and fight for them by any means necessary. This year, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade group representing over 200 Black-owned media companies across the U.S., is focused on encouraging 5 million Blacks to register to vote before the midterm elections. We need to elect politicians who care about creating sound legislation and being advocates for the Black community year-round. The same energy and efforts that these elected officials use to get elected, or re-elected, should be the same energy they use when it comes to sitting down with the Black community to better understand our needs needs and advocate for policies that positively impact their community. If the constituents of these elected officials have not progressed since they have been in office, and are no more advanced as a result of their leadership, it is time to start looking for new leadership. Elected officials can keep giving out chicken dinners, BBQ cookouts, fish plates, steak days, gift cards, air conditioners for senior citizens, etc., but what the Black community really needs, however, are sound policies, legislation and advocacy from their elected officials.

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In this June 3, 2018, file photo, photographers capture dueling US demonstrations between antifascists known as antifa and a right wing group called Patriot Prayer in downtown Portland, Oregon. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP, file)

Violent Protests Again Draw Attention to Portland GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Viral videos of bloody skirmishes between right-wing activists and self-described anti-fascists have drawn national attention to Portland, Oregon _ a city of storied political activism that has struggled to keep the peace at dueling rallies illustrating a microcosm of the nation’s political division. Tensions erupted most recently this month when members of the so-called “antifa” movement showed up at a march organized by a right-wing group called Patriot Prayer. As police tried to keep order, fist fights broke out in a string of downtown parks fringed with aspen trees and dotted with plaques honoring Portland’s founders and fallen World War II soldiers. Videos from the conflict on social media show one man being knocked to the ground and kicked repeatedly as he covers his head with his hands. In another, a man lying on the ground is dragged away from a group of attackers, his face bloodied. In a third, two men - including one wearing homemade body armor - take swings at a third man who is backed against a wall with his arms raised. Police made four arrests June 3 in and around the parks, which have become gathering places for dissent in this liberal city already known for near-weekly protests. And in this city that patiently waits out traffic jams caused by protests, residents wondered how free speech had turned so violent. Protesters here traditionally have demonstrated together for their causes. But over the past year a different type of political activism has shattered the unanimity normally seen among demonstrators, said longtime Portland resident Jon Baldivieso. “It obscures better forms of political speech,” he said. “It feels different when protests are more one-sided and not skirmishes between ideological factions. ...I’ve got very low patience for physical confrontation.” What is happening could be an expression of a deep sensitivity to a dark chapter of the city’s history that’s bubbling up as the rest of the country, too, becomes more politically polarized. In the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had a strong presence in the city and by the 1980s, Portland was a hot spot for white supremacist groups, earning it the nickname “Skinhead City.” One of the most infamous attacks in Portland’s racial history occurred in November 1988, when an Ethiopian immigrant was beaten to death by three white supremacists from the California-based White Aryan Resistance in front of his apartment. The city was also the home base for Volksfront, a now-defunct white separatist organization founded in 1994, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups. While Patriot Prayer isn’t considered a white supremacist or hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, its members march alongside right-wing groups promoting free speech rights by rejecting political correctness, said Ryan Lenz, an SPLC spokesman. Those marches have drawn a forceful reaction from a leftwing movement known as the antifa that is dedicated to rooting out neo-Nazis and white supremacists, he said.

The 10-year-old group Rose City Antifa is one of the most organized of these loosely affiliated groups in the nation and also one of the oldest. Individual antifa members remain anonymous, but the group’s public Facebook page issued a call for members to show up June 3 to confront the “rising tide of fascism and the forces of structural and insurgent white supremacy” in Portland. “If you think about it, Portland is home to this extreme leftist perspective ... but at the same time it is home to very hardcore racist groups going back to the skinhead groups,” Lenz said. Patriot Prayer has also held marches and rallies in many other cities around the U.S. West that have drawn violent reactions. But the Portland events have taken on outsized significance because of the stabbing deaths a year ago of two men who came to the defense of two young black women _ one in a hijab_ who were being harassed on a light-rail train by a Patriot Prayer sympathizer. The man charged in the deaths, Jeremy Christian, was filmed making the Nazi salute at a Patriot Prayer rally a month before the killings. Christian, who has pleaded not guilty, later told investigators he was not motivated by racism but was drunk and wanted to “do his free speech thing” when he shouted racist and anti-immigrant slurs on the light-trail train before the stabbings. In the aftermath, Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson organized a pro-Trump free speech rally that attracted thousands from both sides to downtown Portland. The ensuing chaos shut down much of the city’s core and police arrested more than a dozen people amid widespread fighting. Gibson, who is half Japanese and lives in Vancouver, Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, said his followers are not racist but want the right to express themselves safely in a city that’s very liberal. He hopes to put on another rally as soon as next month in an attempt to promote confrontation. “We’re way more diverse than any of these far-lefters, who are mostly white men,” Gibson said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. The marches are intended to “stir the pot. It’s to get people to oppose us, to violently oppose us.” Many Portland residents say they love their city’s reputation for political dissent but are dismayed it has become a spotlight for violence. At a park dedicated to a city founding father, accountant Mack Stilson used his lunch break to run through a set of bluegrass songs on his mandolin as a tour group strolled by snapping selfies and bike commuters whizzed past. “This is sort of like an arena for their battles and I have a lot of trouble putting any weight behind it,” he said of the protesters. He added: “You can say whatever you want to say, whether you’re extremely conservative or extremely liberal, and I think this town should be open to both. That’s kind of what this town is all about.”

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3565 Doing business as: TRUXTUN TOWER ASSOCIATES at 1430 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Lynda Lee Pennington, 33 Gray Stone Way, Laguna Niguel, Ca. 92677 Full name of registrant: Angus Crites, 11500 Harrington St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: Lynda Pennington The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 1, 1986 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 14, 2018 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, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2018

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3576 Doing business as: 661 SMOG at 4700 Easton Dr #29 Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 709 Anita Ave, Delano, Ca. 93215 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Windell P Abelon, 709 Anita Ave, Delano, Ca. 93215 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Windell P Abelon The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 15, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 15, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 15, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3559 Doing business as: FORALLOFYALL at 2017 Marc A. Mitscher Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Devon D’Var Watkins, 2017 Marc A. Mitscher Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Devon D’Var Watkins 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, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 14, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3546 Doing business as: EAGLE TRANSPORT at 11011 Villa Monterey Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Balwinder Singh Rai, 11011 Villa Monterey Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Balwinder Singh Rai The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 14, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 14, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3227 Doing business as: EMBOTTS CUSTOM FABRIC at 6711 High Peaks Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Irma L Martiez, 6711 High Peaks Dr, Bkaersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Irma L Martinez The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 1, 2017 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 30, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 30, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3227 Doing business as: EMBOTTS CUSTOM FABRIC at 6711 High Peaks Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Irma L Martiez, 6711 High Peaks Dr, Bkaersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Irma L Martinez The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 1, 2017 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 30, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 30, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3528 Doing business as: DM CLEANING SERVICES at 9007 Kelliann St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Maria Estrada Chavez, 9007 Kelliann St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Maria Estrada Chavez The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 11, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubelida, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 11, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3410 Doing business as: PULSE ELECTRIC at 5116 Prairie Wheat Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same

PUBLIC NOTICE County: Kern Full name of registrant: Rodolfo Villarreal, 5116 Prairie Wheat ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Rodolfo Villarreal The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 7, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 7, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3723 2018-B3724 Doing business as: MOVE OR DIE BOXING / MOD BOXING at 5920 Warren Ridge Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Mario Alfonso Cantu, 5920 Warren Ridge Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Mario Alfonso Cantu 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, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 21, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3882 Doing business as: SYNCHRONICITY SALES at 4605 Cascade Falls Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Melissa Rand, 4605 Cascade Falls Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Melissa Rand The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 1, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 23, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 23, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3673 Doing business as: MCFARLAND CHEVRON at 100 W Sherwood Ave, McFarland, Ca. 93250 Mailing Address: 42913 Capital Dr, #111 Lancaster Ca. 93535 County: Kern Full name of registrant: GHALLAAN, INC. CA, 42913 Capital Dr, #111 Lancaster Ca. 93535 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Rami Darghalli, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Feb 26, 2013 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 17, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under

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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, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2018

JUDEL Commissioner of the Superior Court ROSA HUMBERTINA GUTIERREZ DE HERNANDEZ, P.O. Box 591 Bakersfield, Ca. 93302 Phone: (661) 448-5421 In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2018

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, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3674 Doing business as: SAM’S MARKET at 801 E California Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: 42913 Capital Dr, #111 Lancaster Ca. 93535 County: Kern Full name of registrant: GHALLAAN, INC. CA, 42913 Capital Dr, #111 Lancaster Ca. 93535 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Rami Darghalli, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Feb 26, 2013 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 17, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 17, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-18-101105 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: RICHARD NEAL SAVAGE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: RICHARD NEAL SAVAGE for a decree changing names as follows: Present name RICHARD NEAL SAVAGE Filed a petition with this court Proposed name RICHARD NEIL McDONALD 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 18, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: May 16, 2018 JUDEL Commissioner of the Superior Court RICHARD NEAL SAVAGE, 410 Eastern Ave, Taft, Ca. 93268 Phone: (661) 342-2359 In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-18-101048 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: ROSA HUMBERTINA GUTIERREZ DE HERNANDEZ FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ROSA HUMBERTINA GUTIERREZ DE HERNANDEZ for a decree changing names as follows: Present name ROSA HUMBERTINA GUTIERREZ DE HERNANDEZ Filed a petition with this court Proposed name ROSA HUMBERTINA GUTIERREZ 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 17, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: May 16, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3352 Doing business as: WESTWARD SOLUTIONS TRUCKING LLC at 566 Yellow Meadow Ct #C Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: WESTWARD SOLUTIONS TRUCKING LLC CA, 566 Yellow Meadow Ct #C Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: Ryan Henry, 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 4, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: V Zuniga, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 4, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2018

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2018-B2715 Business Name you wish to abandon: WESTWARD SOLUTIONS TRUCKING Street address of business: 566 Yellow Meadow Ct #C Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Ryan Anth0ny Henry, 566 Yellow Meadow Ct #C Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Ryan Anthony Henry, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 4, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: V Zuniga Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3300 2018-B3301 2018-B3302 2018-B3303 2018-B3304 Doing business as: BAKERSFIELD CLOTHING CO. / BAKO CLOTHING CO. / BAKO 1898 / 661 CERTIFIED / BAKERSFIELD POR VIDA at 9811 Rosedale Hwy #B7 Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Anthony Joseph Martinez, 9811 Rosedale Hwy #B7 Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Full name of registrant: Valerie Nicole Cazares, 9811 Rosedale Hwy #B7 Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: Anthony Martinez The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 2, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 2, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B4031 Doing business as: KERN COUNTY LOCKSMITH at 2516 Security Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Edgar Eduardo Ramirez Tejada, 2516 Security Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Edgar Eduardo Ramirez Tejada 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, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3950 Doing business as: GO LIFT P.T. at 3500 21st St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: 421 Powell Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Jackson Ray Phillips Jr, 421 Powell Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Full name of registrant: Darren Denair Dixon, 3000 16th St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: Jackson Phillips Jr. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 29, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 29, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3916 Doing business as: KIRPA SUBWAY 41466 at 2303 S Union Ave #E-7 Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: 4601 Chalet St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Santokh Singh Gill, 4601 Chalet St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Santokh Singh Gill The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 25, 2018 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 25, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3926 Doing business as: INFINI SYSTEMS at 5805 Carissa Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10174 Bakersfield, Ca. 93389 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Christopher Ryan Jolliff, 5805 Carissa Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Full name of registrant: Gina Ruth Stricklind, 3301 Ranchgate Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: Christopher Jolliff The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Feb 27, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 25, 2018 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 25, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2018-B1388 Business Name you wish to abandon: INFINI SYSTEMS Street address of business: 5805 Carissa Ave, Bakersfield Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 10174 Bakersfield, Ca. 93389 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Christopher Ryan Jolliff, 5805 Carissa Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Gina Ruth Stricklind, 3301 Ranchgate Dr, 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: General Partnership SIGNED: Christopher Ryan Jollif, Partner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 25, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3895 Doing business as: INFINITY REAL ESTATE SERVICES at 900 Truxtun Ave #230 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: LEVON DOUGLAS BARRISON INC. CA 5912 Hidden Valley Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Levon Barrison, 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: May 24, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 24, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2018-B3732 Business Name you wish to abandon: INFINIITY REAL ESTATE SERVICES Street address of business: 900 Truxtun Ave #310 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: LEVON DOUGLAS BARRISON INC. 5912 Hidden Vally Rd 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: Corporation SIGNED: Levon Douglas Barrison, President This statement of abandonment filed on: May 24, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3924 Doing business as: BIG D’S SMOKEHOUSE & GRILL at 6603 Panama Ln #103 Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: 5409 Vista Del Mar Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 County: Kern Full name of registrant: NICKELL RESTAURANTS LLC CA, 5409 Vista Del Mar Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: David Nickell, 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: May 25, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 25, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3948

PUBLIC NOTICE Doing business as: TAHOE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE at 31 S Real Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 600 New Stine Rd #11, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Full name of registrant: KRISSTAL ASHLEIGH DUQUETTE CHAMPNESS, 600 New Stine Rd #11, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Krisstal Ashleigh Duquette Champness The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 25, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 25, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-18-101162 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: CELINE LOUISE JASPER FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: CELINE LOUISE JASPER for a decree changing names as follows: Present name OMARA LOUISE SOLIS Filed a petition with this court Proposed name HANNA LOUISE MACDONALD 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: August 2, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: May 25, 2018 JUDEL Commissioner of the Superior Court CELINE LOUISE JASPER , 2620 Aberdeen Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Phone: (661) 345-8866 In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B4091 2018-B4092 Doing business as: KBS ENTERPRISES/ BS ENTERPRISES at 2210 Ribble Valley Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: HAROLD J. BAER, M.D., 2210 Ribble Valley Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 JAMES K. SAIKI, M.D., 2210 Ribble Valley Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: HAROLD J. BAER, M.D. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 2, 2008 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on:June 4, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 4, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B4107 Doing business as: J & A TRUCKING at 709 Fillmore St, Taft, Ca. 93268 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 704, Taft, Ca. 93268 County: Kern Full name of registrant: JAIRO I VALENZUELA ALVARADO, 709 Fillmore St, Taft, Ca. 93268 The business is conducted by: Individual


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SIGNED: JAIRO I VALENZUELA ALVARADO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: April 9, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: June 4, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 4, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018

de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos extenos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): Superior Court of California, Kern County 1415 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): LINA M. MICHAEL (Bar # 237842) CHRISTINA RYMSZA (Bar # 233631) MICHAEL & ASSOCIATES, PC 555 ST. CHARLES DR, SUITE 204 THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 Telephone: (805) 379-8505 Fax (805) 379-8525 Date (Fecha): Sept 12, 2017 Clerk (Secretario) Terry McNally, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3743 Doing business as: SPARKLING WATERS POOL SERVICE at 7509 Weldon Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TIMOTHY ALAN HARRIS, 7509 Weldon Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: TIMOTHY ALAN HARRIS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 1, 2009 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 22, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 22, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): ROBERT GUARDINO, aka ROBERT J GUARDINO, an individual; WELENCO, INC., a CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, and DOES 1 through 100, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK, FSB, a FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): BCV-17-102126 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will no protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decider en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B4119 Doing business as: DIGITAL CREATIONS at 1705 20th Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: BRYAN ARVAL BELL, 6504 Highland Knolls Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: BRYAN ARVAL BELL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 1, 2003 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: June 5, 2018 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 June 5, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B4127 Doing business as: M BEAUTY BAR WASCO at 1001 7th St Suite B, Wasco, Ca. 93280 Mailing Address: 344 21st Ave, Delano, CA, 93215 County: Kern Full name of registrant: MARIA DE JESUS TORRES, 344 21st Ave, Delano, CA, 93215 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: MARIA TORRES 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, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 5, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B4157 Doing business as: CLIMCO FINANCIAL DIVERSFIELD SERVICES at 13006 Williamsburg Place, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20363, Bakersfield, CA, 93390 County: Kern Full name of registrant: LULA CLIMONS, 13006 Williamsburg Place, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314

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SUSAN CLIMONS, 13006 Williamsburg Place, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 MARY CLIMONS, 13006 Williamsburg Place, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: LULA CLIMONS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 30, 1993 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: June 6, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 6, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B4045 Doing business as: ANGEL MARIE BOUTIQUE at 700 Knotts St. Apt A, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address:1230 E. 118th St., Bakersfield, CA, 93305 County: Kern Full name of registrant: SELENA MONIC MARROQUIN, 700 Knotts St. Apt A, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SELENA MONIC MARROQUIN 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, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 31, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B4257 2018-B4258 Doing business as: ORTIZ CATERING/ORTIZ EVENT MANAGMENT at 15800 Quintero Place, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: PAUL ORTIZ, 15800 Quintero Place, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 AMANAGHAWON ELAIHO, 15800 Quintero Place, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 GINO ORTIZ, 17546 Parkway Drive, La Mesa, Ca. 91942 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED:AMANAGHAWON ELAIHO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: April 20, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: June 7, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 7, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B4184 Doing business as: CINDY’S RESTAURANT at 3807 AUBURN ST., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: RAYMOND ANTHONY SANDERS, 9348 Morningside Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 CYNDEE ANN SANDERS, 9348 Morningside Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED:CYNDEE ANN SANDERS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: June 10, 1987 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: June 6, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name

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Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 6, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

State Budget Boosts Universities, and Homelessness Funding

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders agreed Friday to a $139 billion budget to fund California for the next year starting July 1. It boosts money for welfare grants and tackling homelessness as well as California's public colleges and universities. The budget also includes a proposal to audit untested sexual assault kits and create an officer-involved shooting investigations team within the state Department of Justice. Here's a closer look: HOMELESSNESS The compromise includes $500 million in one-time spending on emergency aid block grants to help cities and counties reduce homelessness. The grants can be used on a range of programs, including housing vouchers and shelter construction. It doubles what the governor proposed spending on the grants from surplus state revenue in May. The governor and legislative leaders also agreed to place a bond measure on the November ballot for $2 billion to house people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes. HIGHER EDUCATION The California State University system will receive an additional $105 million in ongoing funding, mostly to support Cal State's efforts to improve graduation rates. Cal State will also receive $167 million in one-time money, largely to enroll more students. The University of California system gained just $5 million in ongoing money for expanded enrollment and $177 million in one-time funds for areas including general expenses and deferred maintenance. The university systems could lose some state funding if they raise tuition.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE The budget includes $7.5 million to audit how many untested sexual assault kits remain in the state and reduce the backlog. It would create cybercrime and state officer-involved shooting investigation teams within the state Department of Justice, the second resulting from concerns over whether county prosecutors can impartially review shootings of black men by local police. CALWORKS People who get cash assistance from CalWorks, the state welfare program, will see their monthly the grants rise by 10 percent starting April 1. That translates to about $71 per month for a family of three, on average. The increase is the first step in a multiyear effort to boost CalWorks grants back to their relative level before the Great Recession decimated California's finances. Senate Democrats hope benefits will eventually boost incomes to 50 percent of the federal poverty level to ensure no children live below the level deemed “deep poverty.” Benefits now provide an income of about 34 percent of the federal poverty level. HEALTH CARE Despite an aggressive push by Assembly Democrats, the negotiated budget does not include funding to expand health care access or reduce costs for consumers. Democratic lawmakers pushed to allow low-income adults to receive coverage from Medi-Cal, a publicly funded health program, until their 26th birthday, even if they're living in the country illegally. They also wanted to create tax credits to offset rising costs for consumers who buy their own health coverage on the individual market. Instead, the budget funds only a task force to study single-payer health care.

Trump: Ali Doesn’t Need Your Pardon

Muhammad Ali’s lawyer pointed out that Ali has no criminal record. “We appreciate President Trump’s sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary,” he said. By JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Reveling in his pardon powers,áPresident Donald Trump said Friday he’s thinking “very seriously” about pardoning former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose conviction was already overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. It’s one of “thousands” of cases the president’s team is reviewing, he told reporters as he left the White House en route to a world leaders’ summit in Canada. And Trump said he’s thinking about soliciting recommendations about other cases to consider from pro football players and other athletes who have protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem - a tactic Trump has fiercely denounced. Trump said that, “instead of talk,” he’s “going to ask all of those people to recommend to me - because that’s what they’re protesting - people that they think were unfairly treated by the justice system.” “I’m going to ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated, friends of theirs or people that they know about and I’m going to take a look at those applications,” he said. Trump has been on a clemency kick of late, using his near-limitless power to pardon a growing list that includes a former White House aide, a conservative commentator and a former sheriff convicted of violating a judge’s orders who campaigned with Trump in 2016. Earlier this week, he commuted the life sentence of a woman whose cause was championed by reality television star Kim Kardashian West. Last month he granted a posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson. Actor Sylvester Stallone alerted him to that case. Trump told reporters Friday his team is now “looking at literally thousands” of people who have come to their attention because they’ve been treated unfairly or their sentences are too long. “We have 3,000 names. We’re looking at them,” Trump said, calling the power to pardon “a beautiful thing.” Among them is Ali, who died in 2016. Born Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after converting to Islam in the 1960s. He refused to serve in the Vietnam War because of his religious beliefs, declaring himself a conscientious objector. He was stripped of his heavyweight crown in 1967, but his legal fight ended in 1971 when the Supreme Court ruled in his favor and overturned his conviction. He regained the boxing title in 1974. “I’m thinking about somebody that you all know very well. And he went through a lot. And he wasn’t very popular then,” Trump said. “He certainly, his memory is very popular now.” Ron Tweel, Ali’s lawyer, pointed out that Ali has no criminal record. “We appreciate President Trump’s sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary,” he said. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about why the president feels one is needed. Trump said last week also said he’s considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving 14 years in prison for corruption, and pardoning celebrity lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, who served about five months on charges connected to an insider trading case. O.J. Simpson, he said in response to a reporter’s question, is not on his list. The president has been operating outside the usual Justice Department clemency protocol, in which submitted cases are carefully considered based on their merits, and recommendations made. Instead, White House officials say, Trump has focused on individual cases that have caught his attention or been brought to him by friends or celebrities. He’s been especially drawn to cases in which he feels a person’s prosecution has been politically motivated _ a situation that may remind him of his own predicament at the center of the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling.

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Trump insisted Friday that he was also interested in clemency for regular people and those without high-profile backers. He said that, “it’s easier and people find it fascinating” to see him pardon the famous, but that he “would get more thrill out of pardoning people that nobody knows.” Yet Trump’s suggestion that professional athletes help him identify cases only seemed to fuel concerns that those without star advocates will be ignored. “Well, you know, if you think about it, that’s really -- that becomes celebrity advocates. But they know a lot of things that we’re not going to know. They’ve seen a lot of abuse and they’ve seen a lot of unfairness,” he said. The idea also sparked backlash from the American Civil Liberties Union. “President Trump has spent much of his first 18 months in office degrading NFL players who protest police brutality and racial injustice. Today, he has tried once again to change the narrative about the work of those and other activists, betraying a fundamental misunderstanding of the cause behind these protests _ and using racist dog whistles to do it,” said Jeff Robinson, the group’s deputy legal director. The players have been protesting racial injustice and the high numbers of African Americans killed by police.


News Contenders Await Ballot Counting in SF Mayor Race

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ The two leading candidates in San Francisco's race for mayor are resigned to days of uncertainty as the contest remained too close to call and tens of thousands of ballots waited to be counted Wednesday. Updated results showed former state Sen. Mark Leno main-

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taining a tiny lead under the city's unusual voting system, although Board of Supervisors President London Breed continued to have the most first-place votes. San Francisco uses a ranked-choice voting system that allows voters to select their top-three favorites. The candidates with the least votes are eliminated in rounds until there's a winner. The person with the most first-place votes isn't necessarily that winner.

Violated Fair Housing Act, Failed Minority Communities

Charlene Crowell says that a recent settlement of a federal redlining lawsuit is yet another sign that justice is still being denied. (Center for Responsible Lending)

By Charlene Crowell Deputy Communications Director, Center for Responsible Lending For as long as many people of color can remember, succeeding generations have called for justice. Despite these age-old pleas, justice is not only elusive, but frustrating since the enactment of a series of civil rights laws. Despite federal guarantees of equal treatment, much of Black America experiences something short of what was promised. A recent settlement of a federal redlining lawsuit is yet another sign that justice is still being denied. Even worse, those entrusted in key federal agencies are willing to accept much less than what is fair or just. On January 13, 2017 and as one of the last cases brought under the Obama Administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued KleinBank, a lender in the Twin Cities’ metropolitan area with violations of both the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).   The complaint said in part that from at least 2010 to 2015,  “KleinBank’s discriminatory practices as described herein have been intentional and willful, and implemented with reckless disregard for the rights of individuals on the basis of their race and/or national origin.” The January 2017 lawsuit followed a near two-year DOJ investigation that uncovered illegal redlining in neighborhoods of color. Within the metro area, lending in 78 of 97 majority-minority census tracts were excluded by the bank. Further, as KleinBank expanded to add at least seven full-service branches since 2007, not one is in a community of color. Beyond a failure to serve all consumers, mortgage applications and approvals among consumers of color were equally disturbing. Other metro lenders surpassed KleinBank by as large a ratio as five-to-one in serving consumers of color.  For example, among the 5,837 single-family residential loan applications filed with KleinBank, only 1.06 percent – 62 – came from consumers of color. Of the bank’s approved 4,392 residential mortgages, only 51 were secured in neighborhoods of color.

With these and other findings, DOJ’s complaint requested both monetary damages to those consumers who fell victim to these illegalities, and a civil penalty to vindicate the public interest. Yet on May 8 of this year when a settlement was reached with the current DOJ, there was no civil penalty or judicial oversight – two key elements in earlier settlements with similar charges. Among other requirements, a limited, three-year agreement authorized a $300,000 loan subsidy fund to increase credit access in predominantly minority neighborhoods, as well as another $300,000 for credit repair initiatives, education, outreach and advertising that would include minority media. The settlement required the bank to redraw its Community Reinvestment Act assessment area. KleinBank also agreed to open a single branch in a neighborhood of color within the next year.   According to the settlement, “The United States agrees to jointly stipulate with KleinBank to the dismissal of the Civil Action. The parties agree and acknowledge that this consideration is adequate and sufficient.” Pardon me, but I respectfully disagree—and so do others who believe in fair lending. A lack of civil penalty coupled with a brief term of compliance does not bode well for fair or just lending. “The absence of a civil penalty is noteworthy and inconsistent with past redlining cases,” noted Melissa Stegman, a Senior Policy Counsel with the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). “Furthermore, unlike prior cases, the parties entered into a settlement agreement – not a consent order. A consent order is a more powerful vehicle in that it is subject to the judge’s approval. Also, with a court order, the court maintains supervision of the agreement. Arguably, it’s a stronger way to hold the bank accountable for meeting the terms of the settlement.”  According to the original DOJ complaint the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) never conducted a redlining examination of the bank, nor did it comment on or approve the bank’s CRA assessment area. It is also noteworthy that earlier this month HUD announced it planned to seek public comment to revisit whether its 2013 rule known as ‘disparate impact’ was consistent with the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Until this rule was adopted in the previous administration, many entities argued in fair housing lawsuits that lenders never intended to discriminate in housing. Disparate impact theory focuses on the effects of practices that foster housing discrimination and was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. HUD’s interest in public comment in 2018 sets the stage for weakening or reversing the rule and is yet another rollback of Obama-era initiatives.  Unfortunately, these kinds of fair lending concerns are experienced across the nation. In 2017, 28,843 housing-related complaints were reported, according to the National Fair Housing Alliance’s 2018 Fair Housing Trends Report. Of these complaints, more than 70 percent were handled by private, nonprofit fair housing organizations.  But the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charged with ensuring effective enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. Even so, HUD processed less than five percent of last year’s complaints – about 1,311.  Further, DOJ brought only 41 cases from the 6,896 complaints forwarded by Fair Housing Assistance Program agencies.   The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act is the nation’s most comprehensive mortgage lending report for its inclusion of data on lending by race and ethnicity. It too will be under review by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and appears to be in jeopardy. Currently, this annual report informs the housing industry as well as consumers as to remaining disparities and challenges. Without its detailed data, fair housing measures would be watered down. When government offices charged and entrusted to enforce laws fail to fulfill their full duties, laws enacted to end discrimination become meaningless. If HUD turns away from fair housing enforcement, as recent actions taken by the agency indicate, or DOJ settles for far less than the law allows or what has even occurred as precedent, none of us should stay silent in the face of these failures. “It has been 50 years and the Fair Housing Act still has not been fully implemented,” noted Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance. “We cannot build a thriving society as long as our nation is plagued by discrimination, segregation, and severe economic inequality.”

Updated results showed former state Sen. Mark Leno maintaining a tiny lead under the city’s unusual voting system, although Board of Supervisors President London Breed continued to have the most first-place votes.

Leno, who was leading Breed by 1,121 votes, said the vote leader could change several times before a winner is declared. “I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some zigzagging and seesawing,” said a relaxed Leno, speaking to reporters crammed into his small sign-printing shop off Market Street on Wednesday. Breed also appeared before reporters Wednesday outside an African American arts complex she once led. Breed said she knew the race would be tight and takes pride in the results. “Not only did I get the majority of first-place votes, I basically won in about nine of 11 districts in this city,” she said. “I think that sends a loud message.” Turnout could top 50 percent, which is high for a June primary election that has averaged in the low 30s, elections director John Arntz said. Turnout in the two most recent mayoral elections was above 40 percent. Earlier Wednesday, Arntz said city officials had about 90,000 ballots left to count, although they can continue trickling in through Friday, the final day to accept ballots postmarked by election day. The city counted about 4,300 of those ballots Wednesday. With nearly 159,000 ballots counted, Breed had 36 percent of first-place votes. Leno had 26 percent of first-place votes and Supervisor Jane Kim had 23 percent. But under ranked-choice voting, Kim was eliminated and

Law Enforcement Reps Get Ear Full In State Senate Hearing

California State Senate’s Committee on Public Safety hearing.

By Manny Otiko California Black Media State Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) had harsh words for law enforcement officials during a California State Senate’s

Black Church Reopens after Fire By MICHAEL DIVITTORIO, Tribune-Review OAKMONT, PA (AP)- When Dorothy Griffin saw her beloved church burn down nearly four years ago, her heart broke. But not her faith. “We were planning a special service that Sunday,” said Griffin, 91, the oldest member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont. “It was our pastor's anniversary ... I knew in my heart that we had to rebuild, and I believed in my heart that God was going to enable us to rebuild.” The congregation did, with the help of other churches and organizations throughout the borough. A new, larger place of worship now stands at 435 Second St. Parishioners celebrated its dedication last week. “Three and a half years was a challenge,” Deacon William Kemp said. “With our spiritual strength and our spiritual ties, we all stayed together as a congregation. Being led by Pastor (Reid) Greene, he blessed us with the strength to keep us all together. “We watched from spring to summer to fall to winter anticipating (the new church). We got to this point here. It's a wonderful feeling.” A fire on Sept. 19, 2014, destroyed the church near the corner of Second Street and Delaware Avenue. The congregation of about 100 held services and Bible study at the Riverview Community Action Corp. facility across the street while it embarked on the reconstruction project. Virginia-based Church Development Services did the work. The new church is 94 feet by 48 feet, with a 29-foot steeple, seating for 136 and meets all Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, CEO Glen Trematore said last month. A recognition service earlier this month recognized the carpenters, masons and others who built the new church, as well as the emergency responders who were at fire. “It's really been overwhelming,” said Ralph Livsey, chairman of St. Paul's board of trustees. “We have been working nonstop for the last three weeks day and night trying to prepare for the service, plus finish putting the church together ... We just finished moving all of the stuff over here from RCAC and purchased all this furniture. We're still trying to get appliances hooked up and still have a ways to go yet. The Rev. Mitchel Nickols of the Bibleway Church in New Kensington was the guest speaker at the dedication ceremony, which featured choirs from St. Paul, Oakmont Presbyterian and Oakmont United Methodist churches. “The real work begins after the building is built,” he said. “There's a community that still needs to be impacted. There's a region that needs to be touched. There are people who's lives need to be changed. So the real work begins now so that it does not fall

Leno picked up the majority of her second-place votes. The two had banded together and asked supporters to vote for the other as their No. 2 choice on the ballot. The three candidates are all Democrats, but Breed was backed by the establishment business community, and Leno and Kim were favored by more liberal elements of the party, including tenants and critics of tech companies such as Airbnb and Uber. Leno said voters were hungry for something different. “A significant plurality, if not majority, of voters are indeed looking for change, looking for a new direction, looking for something much better for San Francisco,” he said, ticking off homelessness and housing affordability as some of the issues plaguing the city. Leno, 66, would make history as the city's first openly gay mayor four decades after Harvey Milk made LGBT history by winning a supervisor's seat. Milk and then-Mayor George Moscone were assassinated in 1978. Leno was the first to enter the mayor's race, long before the unexpected death of Mayor Ed Lee in December, which moved up the race. Breed, 43, who would become San Francisco's first African-American female mayor, was raised by her grandmother in public housing, graduated from public schools and is touted as a local success story.

Committee on Public Safety hearing. Bradford lashed out at law enforcement officials during a discussion on Senate Bill 1421 authored by Nancy Skinner, a bay area representative, requires police agencies to open their records during officer misconduct cases. Bradford made a pointed remark about the makeup of law enforcement organizations. During public testimony, supporters of the bill shared their support for the bill and their stories, including the uncle of Oscar Grant (who was shot in the back in the San Francisco area,). However, Bradford noticed that all the victims of police violence were black and brown and all the people representing police organizations where white.  He said, “Why doesn’t law enforcement fear for their lives when they’re approaching white men?”  Bradford added that since he had been in the state legislature, he had never seen a person of color representing a law enforcement organization.  “This speaks volumes to the mindset,” said Bradford.  Law enforcement organizations have not been in full support of SB 1421,  although they gave public testimony, they said they are looking for common ground on the bill.  According to a report by the California Secretary of State, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, a police union, has recently contracted with an African American.  Lobbyist Darryl Lucien. Lucien previously served as Chief of Staff to former  Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles), and previously  served as policy director to the current California Legislative Black Caucus Chair,  Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena).  However, Los Angeles area legislator Sen. Holly Mitchell, said “You’re not going to be able to lobby your way out if it.” The bill passed out of the Senate and will now be heard in the Assembly.

Oakmont’s first black church, formed in 1905 and bought the wood frame structure in 1924. A fire on Sept. 19, 2014, destroyed the church.

into the hands of just a few people.” The message of unity was evident throughout Sunday. More than 100 people attended morning service with even more at the afternoon dedication. “God has just on army of willing soldiers, and we're going to stand united,” said Greene, who thanked everyone involved in the project and those who supported the church throughout the years. People mingled, shared stories and food following the dedication. “We survived because it's God's will that this church be

here,” Griffin said. “I'm going to do the best I can do and support the church the very best I can.” According to the “African-American Historic Sites Survey of Allegheny County,” the old church was built in 1874 by an Episcopal congregation. St. Paul's congregation, Oakmont's first black church, formed in 1905 and bought the wood frame structure in 1924. A month before the fire, former longtime pastor Rev. Morgan James Reynolds died at the age of 93. He had served as pastor at St. Paul Baptist for more than 40 years, from 1966 to 2009. State Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena)


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‘Superfly’ Remakes a Blaxploitation Classic Film Review:

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jason Mitchell, left, and Trevor Jackson in a scene from the film, “Superfly.” (Quantrell D. Colbert/Sony Pictures via AP)

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Director X’s “Superfly” transplants the 1972 Blaxploitation classic from Harlem streets to suburban Atlanta mansions, flips Curtis Mayfield’s soul score for Future’s hip-hop soundtrack and forsakes the original’s politically charged grit for shallow music-video indulgence. “He’s got a plan to stick it to the man,” went the ads for Gordon Parks Jr.’s “Super Fly,” with Ron O’Neal as Youngblood Priest, the suave cocaine dealer trying to make one last score. Coming a year after “Shaft” (directed by Parks’ father), “Super Fly” was a post-civil-rights-era time capsule oozing anti-authoritarian fury and ‘70s style. “The Man” is mostly MIA in this “Superfly,” which takes more after Brian De Palma’s “Scarface” and familiar hip-hop fantasies than anything channeled by the earlier Blaxploitation films. If snorted lines of coke were copious in the original, Director X’s “Superfly” is packed with scenes of slow-motion booty shaking — imagery the filmmaker is well versed in as the director of (some very good) music videos for Drake, Rihanna, Jay-Z and Kanye West. This Youngblood Priest (Trevor Jackson) is a polished businessman who runs a well-established, clandestine drug business with his partner Eddie (Jason Mitchell). Financially savvy, deeply connected all over town and never rattled by the most lethal interactions, Jackson’s slickly coifed Priest is almost as much superhero as super fly. Having risen well above the streets, Priest senses his good fortune can’t last. He wants to get out, along with his two girlfriends (Lex Scott Davis, Andrea Londo), before fate comes for him. There are already signs that his even-keeled lifestyle is about to get rocky. A squabble threatens the peace with the rival crew dubbed Snow Patrol, a white-dressed gang of dealers who drive white cars, shoot white guns and pretty much look like the ATL chapter of the Storm Troopers. With one last score in mind, Priest does what few ready to give up a life of crime would do: He goes to great lengths to prove himself to a powerful Mexican cartel. “Don’t let the pretty hair fool you,” Priest pleads to the cartel boss (Esai Morales) after cir-

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cumventing his regular supplier and mentor, the karate master Scatter (Michael Kenneth Williams). Williams’ presence begs the question: Wouldn’t “Superfly” be better — and carry more of a sense of danger, of real threat — if Williams was starring in it? Jackson comfortably carries the film with a smooth panache, but his Priest — like the movie — doesn’t make much of an impression. Yet “Superfly” is also a generally entertaining movie, with good things in it. Mitchell (“Mudbound”) is predictably excellent as Priest’s less scrupulous partner and friend; he’s the film’s high point. And any movie that casts Big Boi as the mayor of Atlanta has done some things right. (“Superfly” would be better if there was more of him in it.) And Jennifer Morrison, one of the two crooked police detectives in the film, is unexpectedly terrific in a usually stereotypical role. But it feels like the reason for remaking “Super Fly” got lost along the way. Screenwriter Alex Tse and Director X have glossed up a story that took its power from its era’s reality. “Superfly” lives in a music video dream world driven by extravagance, where women aren’t anything but dancing eye candy or threesome partners. Future’s songs also aren’t especially distinct, though, admittedly, Mayfield’s majestic score — which is heard a few times here — is untouchable. Comparing the two versions of “Super Fly” — one in two words, the other just one — only illustrates what movies can lose by over-glamourizing themselves. “Superfly” makes one belated stab at relevance in a shakedown scene with a corrupt white cop that speaks to today’s Black Lives Matter protests. (In the 1972 original, it was white cops supplying the cocaine that poisoned the black community.) But even that moment is a reminder of how much genuine angst and emotion “Super Fly” could have tapped into. For that, we’ll just have to wait. Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” is due out later this summer. “Superfly,” a Columbia Pictures release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “violence and language throughout, strong sexuality, nudity and drug content.” Running time: 107 minutes. Two stars out of four.

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Bakersfield News Observer Contributing Writer Bakersfield, CA.- President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Soraya Coley spoke to a crowd of some Letter of recipi225 people, including 9 high school scholarship ion from Correct ents, about overcoming life’s many obstacles, disappointor Edit ments, and failures to achieve their goals the and dreams in a speech titled, “Through It All, I Still Rise.” ody Hurt Nob Bakersfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Thetaails n Train Der whe api Sorority, Inc. hosted its annual Love Luncheon ScholNear Tehach arship Program, Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 11:00a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the Stockdale Country Club. Tickets sold for $50.00 per person with proceeds benefitting the chapters’ scholarship fund. Dr. Coley has over 26 years of academic and administrative experience. She’s USC Women er: OR is the sixth President of California State Polytechnic UniHoops Play s Used e Fanrole. versity, Pomona-and the first woman to serveStat in that Slurs Racial Coley began the 30 minute speech with excerpts ota Tech Firm nes Min with poem “And, Still I Rise” by Maya from sthe powerful Find Success ur ene Angelou. ‘You may write me down in history with your Black Entrepr bitter twisted lies, you may tread me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.’

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Some 225 people, including 9 high school scholarship recipients, this past Saturday at Stockdale Country Club. (Carrington Prichett/ Bakersfield News Observer)

“We must accept finite disappointment with infinite hope, Coley said. I want, for the sake of the youth, to pose the question; how do we rise?” “Self perception, faith, hope, and access and opportunity provided by society, are four key elements which enables one to rise above frustrations and disappointments, she said. For even in the midst of closed doors or rejections, we rise through it. Through our faith, we are trusting the unseen and knowing without evidence.” Criterion for the nine scholarship recipients was based on GPA, extracurricular, or community involvement. Each of the nine chosen students have maintained outstanding GPAs, ranging from 3.5- 4.5, while taking challenging Advanced Placement and Honors Classes. The recipients are: Terrance De’Louth, outstanding senior at East Bakersfield High School, serves as Vice President of EB’s BSU, is an active member of Project BEST (Black Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching) and a member of EBH Varsity Swim, Basketball, and Football Teams. His future plans include attending CSU and major in Accounting.

Malcolm Francisco, senior at South High School, scored in the 99th percentile for US high school students on the SAT, active member of project of BEST, and has remained on the honor roll throughout his entire school career. He is enrolled in SHS prestigious Math Science Engineering Academy. Malcolm plans to attend UCLA and earn a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Bryce Jackson, senior at Stockdale High School, is a scholar athlete of the Varsity Basketball Team, represents the community by being a part of a large-scale community service project. He is currently working on a Human Trafficking Awareness Video that will be seen in all Kern County Health classes, he’s an active leader in the BSU, and is Associate Student Body Commissioner of Athletics. Bryce plans to attend UCLA or UCSB and major in Engineering or Economics. Jade Johnson, senior at Stockdale High School, She is the President of Black Student Union, serves as the Associated Student Body Commissioner of Athletics, and has volunteered numerous hours in her community. Jade

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By Darlene L. Williams Bakersfield News Observer Contributing Writer Bakersfield, CA.- President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Soraya Coley spoke to a crowd of some 225 people, including 9 high school scholarship recipients, about overcoming life’s many obstacles, disappointments, and failures to achieve their goals and dreams in a speech titled, “Through It All, I Still Rise.” Bakersfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted its annual Love Luncheon Scholarship Program, Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 11:00a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the Stockdale Country Club. Tickets sold for $50.00 per person with proceeds benefitting the chapters’ scholarship fund. Dr. Coley has over 26 years of academic and administrative experience. She is the sixth President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona-and the first woman to serve in that role. Coley began the 30 minute speech with excerpts from the powerful poem “And, Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou. ‘You may write me down in history with your bitter twisted lies, you may tread me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.’

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Black Entrepreneur Finds Success with Minnesota Tech Firm ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The founder of a thriving Twin Cities startup company is providing guidance to other black tech entrepreneurs in overcoming a dysfunctional home life on the path to success. Clarence Bethea founded Upsie, a technology company that sells warranties that undercut retailers’ prices. Founded in 2016, Upsie now has more than 14,000 users, Minnesota Public Radio reported . Bethea grew up in a dysfunctional home. His father abused his mother, and he had to overcome homelessness and drug dealing. “It was a lot of work, but I met the right people at the right time who changed the trajectory of my life,’’ said Bethea, 37. “I received guidance and support from

them along the way.’’ He went to Bemidji State University in 2002 on a basketball scholarship but dropped out of college to pursue entrepreneurship. Bethea said his acceptance into Techstars Retail, an international startup accelerator, played an important role in his success. The accelerator offerings funding and mentorship for a three-month period. Upsie was one of 10 startups selected in 2017. “It took away the black or white thing,’’ he said. “It made people judge me on who I am, how I am as a founder, what our team is doing every day and the business.’’ Entrepreneurs of color have a more difficult time

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Malcolm Francisco, senior at South High School, scored in the 99th percentile for US high school students on the SAT, active member of project of BEST, and has remained on the honor roll throughout his entire school career. He is enrolled in SHS prestigious Math Science Engineering Academy. Malcolm plans to attend UCLA and earn a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Bryce Jackson, senior at Stockdale High School, is a scholar athlete of the Varsity Basketball Team, represents the community by being a part of a large-scale community service project. He is currently working on a Human Trafficking Awareness Video that will be seen in all Kern County Health classes, he’s an active leader in the BSU, and is Associate Student Body Commissioner of Athletics. Bryce plans to attend UCLA or UCSB and major in Engineering or Economics. Jade Johnson, senior at Stockdale High School, She is the President of Black Student Union, serves as the Associated Student Body Commissioner of Athletics, and has volunteered numerous hours in her community. Jade

“We must accept finite disappointment with infinite hope, Coley said. I want, for the sake of the youth, to pose the question; how do we rise?” “Self perception, faith, hope, and access and opportunity provided by society, are four key elements which enables one to rise above frustrations and disappointments, she said. For even in the midst of closed doors or rejections, we rise through it. Through our faith, we are trusting the unseen and knowing without evidence.” Criterion for the nine scholarship recipients was based on GPA, extracurricular, or community involvement. Each of the nine chosen students have maintained outstanding GPAs, ranging from 3.5- 4.5, while taking challenging Advanced Placement and Honors Classes. The recipients are: Terrance De’Louth, outstanding senior at East Bakersfield High School, serves as Vice President of EB’s BSU, is an active member of Project BEST (Black Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching) and a member of EBH Varsity Swim, Basketball, and Football Teams. His future plans include attending CSU and major in Accounting.

Last weeks headline contained a mistake incorrectly noting Dr. Dyson’s name as Eric Michael Dyson, it should have been Michael Eric Dyson. We sincerely apologize to Dr. Dyson and Bakersfield College.

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securing funding, said Sharon Kennedy Vickers, founder of the Twin Cities chapter of Blacks in Technology. “The numbers are small for black tech founders because they don’t have the access to resources and capital to take their ideas to market,’’ she said. “There still exists a lot of preconceived ideas of what a tech founder looks like.’’ Bethea recently raised $1.7 million in nine weeks for the business, which will be used to hire more employees this year. “For that next African-American founder who is like, ‘Can I do this?’ and is at a crossroads... hopefully this says that they can because I’m not anything special,’’ Bethea said.

“Black Panther” raked in nearly $200 million over its first weekend. Lupita Nyong’o (left) and Letitia Wright star in “Black Panther.” (Marvel)

at the Box Office By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor “Black Panther” starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan, surpassed box office expectations during its opening weekend. With $192 million in ticket sales so far, the film is expected to take in $218 million over the four-day President’s Day weekend and an incredible $361 million worldwide. According to ComScore, global ticket sales were set to reach $387 million over the weekend. According to Entertainment magazine, “Black Panther” is already the eighth-largest single-day gross for the film industry ever and the third-biggest opening for a superhero movie. “Black Panther” scored a $75.8 million opening day. “The Avengers”  opened with $80 million and  “Avengers: Age of Ultron” opened with $84 million. The film also became the highest-grossing title in history at 33 AMC Theaters across the country, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter.  “Black Panther  earned more at those cinemas  on Thursday evening and Friday—along with advance ticket sales for other times during the weekend—than any other

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Cell Locks Failed During Brawl at Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) _ Officials say cell locks failed during a brawl involving 120 prisoners at a central California jail that left four inmates injured last week. Tyson Davis, the chief deputy who oversees the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility, told KBAK-TV Wednesday that the locks are old and inmates have begun to tamper with them, with some success. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said several inmates became disruptive Feb. 6 and refused to comply with the night’s lockdown. The violence sent four inmates to hospitals and left housing units damaged. The labor union representing the guards says low staffing also contributed to the problem. The Lerdo lockup North of Bakersfield is being improved and expanded and a new facility is expected to begin housing inmates by May.\

Letter of Correction from the Editor Last weeks headline contained a mistake incorrect-

ly noting Dr. Dyson’s name as Eric Michael Dyson, it should have been Michael Eric Dyson. We sincerely apologize to Dr. Dyson and Bakersfield College.

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Authorities say nobody was hurt when six freight train cars derailed near a Southern California mountain town. The BNSF Railway Company says most of the train cars were empty and the others were carrying wine when they came off the tracks Saturday near Tehachapi east of Bakersfield. The derailment briefly shut down some lanes on rural State Route 58 but the debris was cleared after several hours. KBAK-TV says the cause is under investigation.

USC Women’s Hoops Player: OR State Fans Used Racial Slurs CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ A Southern California

women’s basketball player says fans directed racial slurs at her and her black teammates as they left the court following a loss at Oregon State on Sunday night. USC player Minyon Moore sent tweets about the derogatory remarks after the game, though she quickly deleted them. Both schools say they are investigating. ``There is no place at Oregon State University _ nor do we believe in intercollegiate athletics _ for racially derogatory actions or statements that are directed at student-athletes, coaches, officials or fans in attendance,’’ Oregon State spokesman Steve Clark said in a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday night. Clark said that Oregon State was in contact with USC officials and ``have communicated our efforts to investigate this matter immediately.’’ ``Both schools strongly agree that there is no place for such racially insensitive language in sports,’’ USC senior woman administrator Donna Heinel said in a statement provided to the AP. ``And we appreciate Oregon State and the Pac-12’s immediate dedication to investigating this incident and their efforts to ensure that our collective values of respect and inclusion are upheld.’’ Oregon State won 69-63.

Woman Burned as Gas is Pumped into Garbage Can in Her Backseat

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) _ Authorities say a Washington woman suffered severe burns after gasoline fumes ignited when gas was being pumped into a garbage can in a car’s backseat. KOMO-TV reports the Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the woman, who was a passenger early Saturday morning at a Cascade Valley Grocery convenience store, was smoking a cigarette, which ignited the flames. Deputies later found a large amount of marijuana in the car’s trunk. A bystander took the woman to Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake. The male driver who was pumping the gas ran away.

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Black Entrepreneur Finds Success with Minnesota Tech Firm ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The founder of a thriving Twin Cities startup company is providing guidance to other black tech entrepreneurs in overcoming a dysfunctional home life on the path to success. Clarence Bethea founded Upsie, a technology company that sells warranties that undercut retailers’ prices. Founded in 2016, Upsie now has more than 14,000 users, Minnesota Public Radio reported . Bethea grew up in a dysfunctional home. His father abused his mother, and he had to overcome homelessness and drug dealing. “It was a lot of work, but I met the right people at the right time who changed the trajectory of my life,’’ said Bethea, 37. “I received guidance and support from

them along the way.’’ He went to Bemidji State University in 2002 on a basketball scholarship but dropped out of college to pursue entrepreneurship. Bethea said his acceptance into Techstars Retail, an international startup accelerator, played an important role in his success. The accelerator offerings funding and mentorship for a three-month period. Upsie was one of 10 startups selected in 2017. “It took away the black or white thing,’’ he said. “It made people judge me on who I am, how I am as a founder, what our team is doing every day and the business.’’ Entrepreneurs of color have a more difficult time

securing funding, said Sharon Kennedy Vickers, founder of the Twin Cities chapter of Blacks in Technology. “The numbers are small for black tech founders because they don’t have the access to resources and capital to take their ideas to market,’’ she said. “There still exists a lot of preconceived ideas of what a tech founder looks like.’’ Bethea recently raised $1.7 million in nine weeks for the business, which will be used to hire more employees this year. “For that next African-American founder who is like, ‘Can I do this?’ and is at a crossroads... hopefully this says that they can because I’m not anything special,’’ Bethea said.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Authorities say nobody was hurt when six freight train cars derailed near a Southern California mountain town. The BNSF Railway Company says most of the train cars were empty and the others were carrying wine when they came off the tracks Saturday near Tehachapi east of Bakersfield. The derailment briefly shut down some lanes on rural State Route 58 but the debris was cleared after several hours. KBAK-TV says the cause is under investigation.

USC Women’s Hoops Player: OR State Fans Used Racial Slurs

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ A Southern California women’s basketball player says fans directed racial slurs at her and her black teammates as they left the court following a loss at Oregon State on Sunday night. USC player Minyon Moore sent tweets about the derogatory remarks after the game, though she quickly deleted them. Both schools say they are investigating. ``There is no place at Oregon State University _ nor do we believe in intercollegiate athletics _ for racially derogatory actions or statements that are directed at student-athletes, coaches, officials or fans in attendance,’’ Oregon State spokesman Steve Clark said in a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday night. Clark said that Oregon State was in contact with USC officials and ``have communicated our efforts to investigate this matter immediately.’’ ``Both schools strongly agree that there is no place for such racially insensitive language in sports,’’ USC senior woman administrator Donna Heinel said in a statement provided to the AP. ``And we appreciate Oregon State and the Pac-12’s immediate dedication to investigating this incident and their efforts to ensure that our collective values of respect and inclusion are upheld.’’ Oregon State won 69-63.

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By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor “Black Panther” starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan, surpassed box office expectations during its opening weekend. With $192 million in ticket sales so far, the film is expected to take in $218 million over the four-day President’s Day weekend and an incredible $361 million worldwide. According to ComScore, global ticket sales were set to reach $387 million over the weekend. According to Entertainment magazine, “Black Panther” is already the eighth-largest single-day gross for the film industry ever and the third-biggest opening for a superhero movie. “Black Panther” scored a $75.8 million opening day. “The Avengers”  opened with $80 million and  “Avengers: Age of Ultron” opened with $84 million. The film also became the highest-grossing title in history at 33 AMC Theaters across the country, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter.  “Black Panther  earned more at those cinemas  on Thursday evening and Friday—along with advance ticket sales for other times during the weekend—than any other

Woman Burned as Gas is Pumped into Garbage Can in Her Backseat

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30 shoots around Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals on Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 to sweep the series. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo via AP)

NBA Finals Lead in Ratings, But it Was Too Short for ABC NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA Finals led ABC to victory in the television ratings last week, but it must have been hard for network executives not to wonder what could have been. The third and fourth games of the Warriors-Cavaliers series were the two most-watched shows on television last week, the Nielsen company said. It was the fourth straight year those two teams have met for the NBA crown. But a more competitive series would have meant a lot more viewers. A seven-game series would have been a gold mine. ABC learned something else this past week: the Kardashians and Kanye West trump the Tonys. Their appearance on “Celebrity Family Feud,” heavily promoted by the network, drew 7.57 million viewers. The Tony Awards on CBS, with ratings up slightly over last year, reached 6.3 million.

Master P’s 2nd Annual StarStudded Celebrity Basketball “Black Panther” raked in nearly $200 million over its first weekend. Lupita Nyong’o (left) and Letitia Wright star in “Black Panther.” (Marvel)

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) _ Authorities say a Washington woman suffered severe burns after gasoline fumes ignited when gas was being pumped into a garbage can in a car’s backseat. KOMO-TV reports the Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the woman, who was a passenger early Saturday morning at a Cascade Valley Grocery convenience store, was smoking a cigarette, which ignited the flames. Deputies later found a large amount of marijuana in the car’s trunk. A bystander took the woman to Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake. The male driver who was pumping the gas ran away.

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Nationwide — Essence Festival weekend has an impact on the City of New Orleans but on July 5th, Master P’s 2nd annual star-studded celebrity basketball game will bring the community together for entertainment, peace and giving back. New Orleans native Percy Miller’s Day of Service is all about the elderly and the youth. The goal is to give community members and festival goers a message of hope, inspiration, and appreciation for the city that has brought Essence Festival week to life for over 20 years uplifting and rebuilding the community. Percy Miller and Team Hope NOLA is about helping the elderly and the youth in the city of New Orleans by unifying the community to beautify Guste Home Center once again, which accommodates 2,000 elderly residents. At the same time Team Hope Nola provides mentorship, school supplies, scholarships and other enriching opportunities for inner city youth. At the celebrity basketball game, Master P will be honoring Mayor Latoya Cantrell for her dedication and commitment to the community. The event will be held at Xavier University, doors open at 4pm. For more details about Team Hope Nola, visit www.teamhopenola.org

ABC won the week in prime-time, averaging 6.3 million viewers. NBC had 4.8 million, CBS had 4.7 million, Fox had 2.1 million, ION Television had 1.43 million, Univision had 1.42 million, Telemundo had 1 million and the CW had 860,000 viewers. Fox News Channel was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.38 million viewers. MSNBC had 1.6 million, HGTV had 1.4 million, USA had 1.38 million and TBS had 1.18 million. ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.7 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.1 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.6 million. For the week of June 4-10, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NBA Finals: Golden State at Cleveland, Game 3, ABC, 17.94 million; NBA Finals: Golden State at Cleveland, Game 4, ABC, 16.24 million; “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 11.24 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.01 million; “Celebrity Family Feud” (Sunday) ABC, 7.57 million; NHL Stanley Cup Final: Washington at Vegas, Game 5, NBC, 6.6 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.54 million; “Tony Awards,” CBS, 6.313 million; “World of Dance,” NBC, 6.312 million; “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.18 million.

Court Says AIG Must Defend Cosby in Defamation Suits BOSTON (AP) _ A federal appeals court says an insurance company must pick up Bill Cosby's tab to fight defamation lawsuits brought by women who accused him of sexual misconduct. But the ruling by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston doesn't mean the insurance company, AIG, must pay any damages. Cosby faces civil lawsuits alleging he defamed women when he accused them of lying about their allegations. Cosby was convicted in April on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The 80-year-old comedian is due to be sentenced in September and faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison. Cosby has denied all allegations of wrongdoing. An AIG spokeswoman declined to comment Monday. Document Details


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California Moves to Expand Access to Opioid Antidote SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is moving to expand access to an antidote for opioid overdoses by allowing organizations that may not have a medical director to distribute and administer the drug, state health officials said Friday. Under a new order from the state health department, groups with syringe exchange programs and other organizations will now be able to acces s naloxone, which works almost immediately to reverse an opioid overdose, the California Department of Health said. More than half of U.S. states have similar policies, Califor-

nia Department of Health Director Karen Smith said. California since 2015 has allowed patients to buy naloxone from a pharmacy without a prescription, but not all pharmacies carry it. “(Naloxone) has virtually no side effects,” Smith said. “It's a remarkably safe drug and effective at what it does, which is why we are confident we can provide it without prescriptions and why we're comfortable having a standing order like this one.” Interested groups will have to apply online with the health department.

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I don’t cook this dish very often. However, every now and again I have a taste for this flavorful dish that is bursting with flavor and authenticity. I know, I know why not just buy yourself a bowl...but why do that when mines taste better….well to me it does. Anyway enough with the chatter come along and I’ll show you how I make my delicious Menudo! Ingredients: 3 pounds pig feet  2 pounds beef or honeycombed tripe 1 onion3 garlic cloves diced 1 can La Victoria Enchilada Red Sauce 1 large can white hominy corn  1 large can golden hominy corn (optional) 1 package menudo mix Salt and pepper Garlic and onion powder (to taste) Directions: 1).  First wash pig feet and tripe with a large pot add both meats and then add enough water until meats are

covered and boil for two hours or so, or until tripe is tender enough to pull apart or cut into bite size pieces. 2). Pig feet make take a little longer to cook, but try not to overcook because it makes a better dish when some of the pig feet are still on the bone. ( that’s just my view). 3).  Once both meats has cooked, pour the water off and to the same pot add all your ingredients along with the red sauce and 6 cups of water. Continue to cook until desired consistency and the corn is chewable.  4.) Add enough salt and pepper for more flavor.Once it has reached your satisfaction, you can now put some into a bowl and being garnishing with cilantro, purple onions, and a lemon. This dish is so simple to make but it does require you to decide how much of everything is needed. (If that makes sense). To top it off enjoy with corn tortillas! I hope you try this for yourself and let me know how yours turned out! Thanks, for cooking with The Creative Kitchen 

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OUR SCHOOLS ARE ONLY AS GREAT

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

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