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In 2019, there were 400 volunteers, which the state as it takes steps to avoid an undercount in the ngth. that if he se ed be homeless four years later. es it again, the bobcat on Fri helped his organization achieve a more accurate count, 2020 Census. h e’ ll is sue a ticket day. Now, she, her husband and two children live in an including the unsheltered homeless population. For African Americans, California’s homelessness crisis for j Extended Stay America hotel in Stockton. The family pays Homelessness is not just a problem for San Joaquin is even more severe. a costly $610 hotel bill every week as they struggle to find county. It’s a statewide issue. Every major city in California “Black Californians make up nearly 7 percent of the a place to live. has been hit by the crisis. Across California, the homeless state’s general population yet are nearly 30 percent of “When you tell landlords you have a Section 8 voucher, population jumped by 16 percent between 2018 to 2019. homeless population,” wrote Mark Ridley-Thomas, a its like saying a dirty word,” says Ray who is African With a total of about 130,000 people without a permanent the INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – An Indiana lawmaker of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, American and works as a Community Outreach Specialist place to live, California has the largest homeless population member who posted nooses under a Facebook story about a black in an open letter to Gov. Newsom in June. Ridley-Thomas for a local public health organization. “It’s heartbreaking in the United States. man pleading guilty to rape is drawing criticism for using Continued on page A8 because we’re good people. I’m working and I’m collegeracist imagery. educated.” Republican state Rep. Jim Lucas, from Seymour, Ray says she gets why landlords refuse to rent their posted a picture of a gallows with two nooses under a properties to her family. Some of them explain that they have been burnt many times by people who pay them with WISH-TV story about Marquise Dozier’s case. vouchers. Other property owners, she says, tell her that it is Lucas says he wanted to punish the man and believes a hassle to have to deal with the Section 8 administration. in capital punishment. Dozier faces up to 72 years in But understanding the landlords’ reluctance   – after prison. going great lengths to impress them, only to be rejected in Lucas says he’s previously posted the image under the end - doesn’t make life easier for Ray and her family. stories involving white offenders. Lucas says he isn’t racist They live cramped in a single hotel room, preparing almost and doesn’t believe the photo is. every meal in a microwave, with no sign in sight that they The chair of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus will have a new home soon. blasted the photo. From 2017 to 2019, the number of homeless people in San Joaquin County, where Stockton is the largest Democratic state Rep. Robin Shackleford tells The city and the county seat, tripled, increasing from 567 to Indianapolis Star noose imagery is well-known to be more than 1,500. During that same period in the city of connected to the lynchings of African Americans and the Stockton itself, the homeless population skyrocketed, too, “normalization of racism’’ must end. reaching 921 from 311 people two years prior, according to a 2018 “point-in-time” census report compiled by San Joaquin County.   “While we certainly understand that the number of homeless people have tripled in the county, that number might not be a true reflection of what has happened over the last two years,” says Adam Cheshire, Program Administrator for Homeless Initiatives in San Joaquin County.

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By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Today, Gov. Newsom signed AB 392 into law. The legislation limits when law enforcement can use lethal force in California. In May, less than a week after the Assembly approved the landmark bill that Black Legislative Caucus chair Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) authored, police officers in Walnut Creek, a suburb of Oakland, shot and killed Miles Hall. He was a 23-year-old African-American man. In the police report of the incident, which happened June 2, police officers say Hall threatened his mother before she called them to the scene of the killing. He was reportedly carrying a metal pole. Since Hall’s death, there have been six more policeinvolved shootings in the state. California has one of the highest rates of police shootings in the country. Citing numbers from 2013 to 2017, an advocacy group called Mapping Police Violence, ranked the Bakersfield Police Department the fifth deadliest in the United States. And The Guardian reported that Kern County had the “deadliest police force in the country” in 2015, a ranking determined by the Central Valley county’s high rate of officer-involved shootings per capita that year. According to a Washington Post database tracking police killings of civilians since 2015, there have been a total of 661 police-involved shootings in California over the last 4 years. Of that number, California police officers shot and killed 107 African Americans. Across the country, there have been a total of 4,510 police-involved fatal shootings within that same four-anda-half-year period. Up until Aug 17, 2019, police officers have killed 570 people by deadly force across the country. In California, this year alone, there have been 79 deaths resulting from police officer shootings. Twelve of the those killed were Black Californians. In this report, California Black Media revisits 17 of the most prominent cases of police deadly force involving African American victims in the state since 1998. Tyisha Miller, 19 (Riverside) On Dec. 28, 1998, Tyisha Miller was reportedly unconscious, sitting inside a locked vehicle with a handgun, in full view, in her lap. Police officers, responding to a 911 call from a Unocal 76 station, broke the vehicle’s window in an attempt to reach Miller. Four police officers - two who were on the force for less than a year at the time of the incident - pulled out their

weapons and fired 23 shots. Twelve bullets hit Miller, taking her life. The public later learned that Miller locked her car and fell asleep while the car was idling. She was reportedly waiting for help to fix a flat tire. A friend who was riding with Miller earlier said she had gone back to where they lived to get someone to help them. Over $22 million was spent to settle the case, reports say. The incident prompted then-California Attorney General Bill Lockyer to order reforms to police use-of-force and lethal weapon guidelines. Riverside County’s PressEnterprise reported in Dec. 2014 that the most significant police department changes were described in an agreement known as a “stipulated judgement” brokered between the city of Riverside and Lockyer. “The stipulation became the first of its kind in the county. It was California’s version of federal consent decrees that “mandated changes in departments found to have patterns of discrimination, excessive force or other civil rights violations,” the Press-Enterprise wrote on Dec. 19, 2014.

raised reasonable doubt as to whether it was possible for Rivera to back up the van out of a garage. The judge ruling opened a path for a jury trial in a wrongful death lawsuit expected to begin in November.

Oscar Grant, 22, (Oakland) During the early hours of New Year’s Day 2009, Oscar Grant, the father of one child, was shot in the back and killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer Johannes Mehserle. Before the tragic incident, Grant had been detained on the platform of the Fruitvale BART train station in Oakland. In May, a newly unsealed BART internal report confirmed that Grant’s death was more than likely not an accident and that one of the cops involved lied numerous times about the events leading up to Grant’s death Senate Bill 1421, a California police transparency bill that went into effect this year, made it possible for journalists to make a request for BART’s police report of the incident and release it to the public. SB 1421 is expected to increase accuracy in police reports about the details of officer-involved shootings and cases. On July 8, 2010, Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, but not guilty of the murder and voluntary manslaughter charges. He claimed he was reaching for his Taser and not his weapon. Grant’s shooting sparked waves of protests in Oakland and across the country that led to the arrests of more than100 people.

Manuel Loggins, 31 (San Clemente) On Feb. 7, 2012, an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed Manuel Loggins, a U.S. Marine sergeant and married father of three. The officer shot Loggins through the window of his vehicle. According to the police report, Loggins allegedly crashed through a parking lot gate at San Clemente High School while driving his GMC Yukon with his two daughters, then ages 9 and 14, in the car. The officer said he asked Loggins, who was unarmed, to show his hands before he shot him three times. Loggins was reportedly a devout Christian.

James Rivera, 16 (Stockton) James Rivera was shot 38 times by Stockton Police Department officers on July 22, 2010. In 2012, the San Joaquin DA’s office ruled that the deadly use of force was justified, alleging that Rivera was driving a stolen van in reverse at high speed, intending to hit the officers. Then in July 2017, a federal judge for the Eastern District of California said in a 12-page ruling that the officers’ testimonies were inconsistent and that the plaintiffs

Shaleem Tindle, 28 (Oakland) On Jan. 3, 2018, Shaleem Tindle was shot three times in the back by a BART officer in West Oakland. Police alleged that he was in a fight with another man and that Tindle was carrying a gun. The Alameda County District Attorney cleared BART Police Officer Joseph Mateu of all charges related to Tindle’s shooting in October 2018. Tindle was reportedly walking to the BART Station with his fiancée, two young children, and his fiancee’s sister when he got into an argument with another man. The two ended up wrestling on the sidewalk outside a barber shop and taqueria. Police say two shots were fired during the tussle. Officer Mateu heard the shots from his position in a BART Station about a block away. He ran toward the scene where he found the men grappling before shooting Tindle.

Kendrec McDade, 19 (Pasadena) On March 24, 2012, two Pasadena police officers shot and killed Kendrec McDade. The cops said they were responding to a robbery report when they encountered the local football star and Pasadena City College student. McDade was unarmed and had no criminal record. Some witnesses said McDade was at the “wrong the place at the wrong time.” A caller, who reported that a backpack and laptop were stolen at gunpoint, later confessed that the reported strong-arm robbery never occurred. He said he made up the story to get a quicker response from police. McDade, who was in the vicinity when police arrived, allegedly ran when he was approached by the police. The cops, then, reportedly began to pursue him. The officers said they feared for their lives after chasing McDade into a dark alley. They claim McDade turned around and ran toward the patrol call and that he reached for a weapon in his pants. The officers shot McDade four times. Continued on page A7

By BILL BARROW Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) _ Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders, the Vermont senator whose struggles with black voters helped cost him the 2016 nomination, told the Young Leaders Conference assembly that his family history has shaped his approach to President Donald Trump’s divisiveness and the rise in white nationalism in the United States. “I’m Jewish. My family came from Poland. My father’s whole family was wiped out by Hitler and his white nationalism,’’ Sanders said at the forum led by the Black Church PAC, a political action committee formed by prominent black pastors. “We will go to war against white nationalism and racism in every aspect of our lives.’’ Warren, a Massachusetts senator and United Methodist, quoted her favorite Biblical passage, which features Jesus instructing his followers to provide for others, including the “least of these my brethren.’’ “That’s about two things,’’ Warren said. “Every single one of us has the Lord within us. .... Secondly, the Lord does not call on us to sit back. The Lord does not just call on us to have a good heart. The Lord calls on us to act.’’ Sanders and Warren are looking for ways to narrow the gap with Biden, who remains atop primary polls partly because of his standing with older black voters. Polls suggest that younger black voters, however, are far more divided in their support among the many Democratic candidates. Both senators connected their biblical interpretations to their calls for major changes in how government approaches everything from economic regulation and taxation to criminal justice and health care. “This is a righteous fight,’’ Warren said, who noted that she’s taught “fifth-grade Sunday School.’’ Sanders, while not quoting Scripture as did Warren, declared that “the Bible, if it is about anything, is about justice.’’ His campaign, he said, is about “not just defeating the most dangerous president in modern American history. We are about transforming this nation to make it work for all of us.’’ Black Church PAC leaders described the forums as a way for presidential candidates to reach a slice of the electorate that is often glossed over, even given the emphasis Democrats place on reaching black voters. “Anybody who’s not talking to every community, particularly within the African American community, you’re running a fool’s race,’’ said the Rev. Leah Daughtry, a pastor from Washington, D.C., and member of the Democratic National Committee who co-moderated the forum. Three other 2020 candidates _ Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Obama housing chief Julian Castro and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana – attended the conference on Friday. Mike McBride, a pastor who was Daughtry’s fellow moderator, stressed that the black church and the black community as a whole are not monolithic. Democrats, he said, must reach beyond the traditional Sunday services in places such as South Carolina, the first primary state with a significant black population. “We need candidates to show up on our turf, not always asking us to show up on their turf,’’ he said. Daughtry said all Democratic candidates were invited, and she noted the absence of other leading candidates, including Biden, who is hosting fundraisers in the Northeast this weekend. “He missed an opportunity,’’ she said, to reach “younger black voters who don’t know him like older folks do.’’


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including judges and prosecutors,” Ohio State Senator Cecil Thomas said. However, in an Aug. 13 letter to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Thomas said Hunter’s prosecution and subsequent conviction violated the law.

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 Former Judge Tracie Hunter, who became Hamilton County Ohio’s first black juvenile court judge, is receiving support from Ohio State Senator Cecil Thomas, who argues that her conviction should be overturned. Thomas said Hunter didn’t receive a fair trial and that she appears to have been the victim of corruption. After being convicted of providing confidential documents to her brother in an attempt to help save his job as a corrections officer and exhausting her appeals, Hunter was literally dragged off to jail last month. “No one is above the law, including judges and prosecutors,” said Thomas. However, in an Aug. 13 letter to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Thomas said Hunter’s prosecution and subsequent conviction violated the law. On Sept. 17, 2013, Prosecutor Joe Deters filed a motion requesting special prosecutors for the case against Hunter. On that same day, Judge Beth Myers filed an entry with the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts appointing special prosecutors, to fully investigate Hunter.

“By filing the motion without due diligence, Judge Myers subsequently appointed Prosecutor Joe Deters’ lawyers and friends who have represented [Deters] in personal litigation,” said Thomas. One of the attorneys is a partner in the law firm that represented Deters in his divorce, the senator noted, adding, “There are numerous examples that will show just how close these attorneys are to Deters.” When publicly questioned regarding the appointments, Myers said she “dealt with things as they were presented to me. I will continue to do that,” according to Thomas. Deters has maintained that he didn’t recommend the appointments and that they were done strictly by the Common Pleas Court. However, Thomas said the appointed lawyers have twice referenced Deters’ role in the appointments. “Joe Deters requested a special prosecutor because he had a conflict. As such, by law, his only participation is to make the request and provide reasoning,” Thomas said. “Judge Myers’ role is to decide whether to honor the request and if so, to appoint with the assurance that there are no conflicts,” he said.

“It appears neither Deters nor Myers followed the law to assure Judge Hunter received a fair trial, free of any biases and [Myers] appears to have played a role in unlawfully securing a public contract,” Thomas said. By appointing Deters’ lawyers, any reasonable person can conclude there are inherent conflicts, Thomas continued. “First, the mere personal relationship speaks for itself. Second, by honoring his recommendation to hire his personal lawyers, in essence, [Myers] played a role in using her public office to secure a public contract of approximately $700,000 for the personal lawyers of another public official,” Thomas said. A spokeswoman for the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office said they hadn’t seen the complaint. Yost’s office declined to comment. As Thomas submitted his letter, attorneys for Hunter formally asked that she be released. The judge who carried out her sentence is reportedly waiting for the special prosecutor in the case to respond before deciding. Hunter, who’s also a church pastor in Cincinnati, has

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had the support of so many including The Coalition for a Just Hamilton County which is composed of members from the Interdenominational Ministry Alliance; the Cincinnati Chapter of the NAACP; the local chapter of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network; the Black United Front; the Southern Christian Leadership Council; the Nation of Islam and others. “They’ve tried to stop me from telling my truth and all I have is my truth,” she told NNPA Newswire in June. She said she had mostly refrained from giving interviews because the local media has only used sound bites to try and embarrass her. “I’ve lost hope in the justice system which is why I became a judge in the first place,” Hunter said. “I’ve not lost faith in God even though they’ve tried to drive me out of this city.”

Florida Cop Investigated for Planting Drugs During Traffic Stops By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent
 A Tallahassee, Florida attorney said as many as 30 clients were victimized by a dirty police officer who was caught by his own body cam footage planting drugs in a woman’s car and arresting her. Mary Maddox said Officer Zachary Wester’s behavior would have gone undetected had it not been for the eagle eye of an assistant State Attorney who was responsible for reviewing evidence in the pre-trials of the accused. Wester’s misdeeds came to light in a video first posted online by the blog, Rare. The video, which Wester recorded after mistakenly believing he had shut off his body and dash cam, shows the officer pulling a woman over for an alleged traffic violation. Wester then claimed he smelled marijuana and conducted a search of the vehicle. While searching the car, the officer could be seen putting substances into compartments before claiming that he found methamphetamine and marijuana. Wester arrested the woman and proceeded to continue that practice of planting evidence to effect an arrest. One man, who was allegedly victimized by Wester’s activities,

was arrested and charged $1,100 in fines and court fees and sentenced to one year in jail. Seven months into his sentence in Sept. 2018, the state attorney’s office dropped the charges along with 118 others involving Wester, who has been terminated from his job. Now, the state’s attorney is conducting a criminal investigation into the former police officer’s activity. Rare reported that nine individuals have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing Wester and two other Florida deputies of planting drugs and making an illegal arrest. They’ve also sued the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. “[The alleged victims] suffered grave mental anguish, pain, and suffering, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, embarrassment, humiliation, lost employment opportunities, lost wages, and emoluments,” Maddox said in the lawsuit. She reportedly plans to add as many as 20 more individuals to the lawsuit. “This represents only the tip of the iceberg,” Maddox said.

Why I’m Visiting the Border The video, which Wester recorded after mistakenly believing he had shut off his body and dash cam, shows the officer pulling a woman over for an alleged traffic violation.

By Derrick Johnson NAACP President and CEO As I ventured to the southern border near Laredo, Texas, I could not help but think about the tragic shootings in El Paso and Dayton, which are stark reminders of the dangers that plague our communities under the resurgence of white nationalism, domestic terrorism, intolerance and racial hatred germinating from the White House.

The crisis at the border will now create a new generation of people of color that will be reeling from the discriminatory policies of the Trump Administration.

People of color are feeling less safe today and any day when we see the realities of domestic terrorism and raciallymotivated acts of violence. However, we’ve yet to see any tangible measures and policy initiatives from President Trump, only the repeated dehumanization of people who are the opposite image of what this administration believes Americans should look like. This is why it was imperative that the NAACP traveled to Texas, not only to raise awareness and visibility of the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border but to examine the current plight of immigrants that have been demonized and made actual targets of Trump’s hate filled rhetoric. As I walked through the doors of The Holding Institute – a non-profit community center located in Laredo that is committed to alleviating the cruel and inhumane conditions faced by immigrants – I was told that the facility can service as many as 25-100 people a day. Prior to coming to the facility, all processing documentation is given to people in English, which makes it more likely to be processed inaccurately and not properly vetted. I heard stories of immigrants from Ghana, Congo, and Angola who traveled to Brazil to assist with the construction for the 2016 Olympics, who were kicked out of their home countries and remain at the border seeking asylum. This was a much-needed reminder that the immigration crisis doesn’t just reside within the Hispanic and Latin American

community but touches Black people, and people of color from all over the world. I met a woman named Maricella who had to leave her teenage daughter in Honduras. She traveled 22 days from her country to the border where she was separated from her 27-year-old son and has not seen him since. She now fears bringing her daughter to the border as most young girls have a high-likelihood of being sold into sex-trafficking. I was also told a story of a young mother and daughter being held at a nearby detention center, who had not had a warm bath in months and were only allowed one-COLD burrito to eat a day to share between the two of them. I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human. As a community of people who were ripped away from our homeland 400 years ago, Black America understands the detrimental effects of family separation. The century that followed our emancipation saw the creation of policies that discriminate against Black people and largely excluded them from wealth building, creating an inherited disadvantage for future generations. Trump’s handling of the immigration system is racist, petty and inhumane. He is doing all he can to punish immigrants that he believes are undeserving this country and uses this as a rallying cry for his base. The crisis at the border will now create a new generation of people of color that will be reeling from the discriminatory policies of the Trump Administration. My heart may have been troubled when I left the facility but our work at the border doesn’t stop here. In the face of this cruelty, the NAACP – as always – is refusing to agonize, and instead, will continue to organize. We will demand that the Trump Administration and Congress: • Immediately remove the “zero tolerance” and “family separation” policies; • Limit the time to detain children to 20 days and requires immigration officials to give detained minors a certain quality of life (including food, drinking water, medical assistance in emergencies, toilets, sinks, temperature control); • Demand appropriate adequate funding to correct the cruel and inhumane conditions of detention centers and alleviate the current hearings backlog, shortage of judges and administrators to discharge asylum petitions; • Call for a moratorium on deportation raids; and • Continue to file lawsuits in defense of DREAMERS and on behalf of thousands of hard-working individuals negatively impacted by xenophobia and racist immigration policies This country was built on the backs of slaves and immigrants. Now is not the time to turn away from the crisis at hand but work to create realistic, sustainable and effective pathways to citizenship for immigrants in America.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Entertainment

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Ending a Drought for R-Rated Comedies, By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) – The R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age tale “Good Boys,'' about a trio of 12-yearolds on a crude misadventure. “Good Boys'' surpassed expectations to debut with $21 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, dethroning the “Fast & Furious'' spinoff “Hobbs & Shaw,'' which slid to second with $14.1 million in its third weekend. Not since Melissa McCarthy's “The Boss'' came in No. 1 all the way back in April 2016 has an R-rated comedy topped the North American box office. “This is like a unicorn sighting,'' said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for data firm Comscore. In recent years, R-rated horror has largely taken the place of R-rated comedy at the box office, as Hollywood has increasingly ceded the genre to TV and streaming services. But Universal Pictures, which released “Good Boys,'' has kept the flame. The studio was behind “The Boss'' as well as the intervening years' highest grossing domestic comedies: 2017's “Girls Trip'' and 2018's “Night School.'' “Good Boys'' broke out of a crowded late-summer field of new releases. The weekend's other new widely released films _ the animated sequel “The Angry Birds Movie 2,'' the shark attack sequel “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,'' the Bruce Springsteen-inspired drama “Blinded by the Light'' and Richard Linklater's Cate Blanchett-led “Where'd You Go Bernadette'' _ all fizzled. “Good Boys'' rode a buzzy premiere at South By Southwest, good reviews (80% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and the imprimatur of producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ("Good Boys'' is much like a tween version of “Superbad'') to notch the best opening for an original comedy this year. Second place is Universal's body-switch comedy “Little.'' Directed by Gene Stupnitsky (who co-wrote the script with Lee Eisenberg), “Good Boys'' stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon as sixth graders trying to make it to their first kissing party. The movie's muchwatched red-band trailer traded on its ironies. As Rogen says, Tremblay, Williams and Noon are all too young to see their own movie alone. Jim Orr, distribution chief for Universal, credited Rogen and Goldberg's Point Grey Pictures and the film's clever marketing for the film's performance. “This is a genre that is very difficult to do and we're having great success as a studio with a very diverse slate,'' Orr said. “One of the common denominators there is our marketing department. They just over-deliver constantly with a broad range of films.'' The challenge of “Good Boys'' was to turn out moviegoers older than the movie's pipsqueak protagonists, and it did. Only 7% of the audience was under age 18, according to Universal, though 41% was under 25. Crowds split evenly between the sexes: 52% male, 48% female. The release strategies behind some of the weekend's other new films were harder to discern. Sony's “The Angry Birds Movie 2,'' on a budget of $65 million, opened with a paltry $10.5 million domestically, though it added $19.4 million internationally. Hoping to snarl kids before school starts, Sony released the film on Tuesday. But it didn't come close to the $38.2 million domestic debut of the first installment in 2016 despite

‘Good Boys’ is No. 1 notably better reviews (76% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes). Sony's “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,'' however, grossed $53.7 million overseas after expanding to 46 markets _ the largest foreign launch for any Quentin Tarantino film, and the best worldwide haul for any film this weekend. “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,'' from Entertainment Studios, also showed little bite. It debuted with $9 million, a slight downtick from the $11.2 million the first one opened with in 2017. A pair of films that might have been platform released to build word-of-mouth instead opened wide in bids to stand out in the traditional dumping-ground of late summer. But the results were mixed. “Blinded by the Light,'' which Warner Bros. plunked down $15 million for at the Sundance Film Festival, took in $4.5 million from 2,307 locations. The film, which has

Paule Marshall, Novelist, Dead at 90

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1991 file photo, author Paule Marshall poses during an interview, in New York. The acclaimed fiction writer has died at 90. Marshall’s son, Evan K. Marshall, told The Associated Press that she died Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 in Richmond, Va. Marshall was an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother’s kitchen conversations for such fiction as “Brown Girl, Brownstones,” “Daughters” and “Praisesong for the Widow.” (AP Photo, File)

By HILLEL ITALIE AP News NEW YORK (AP) — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as “Daughters” and “Brown Girl, Brownstones” drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother’s kitchen conversations to narrate the divides between blacks and whites, men and women and modern and traditional cultures, has died at age 90. Marshall’s son, Evan K. Marshall, told The Associated Press that she died Monday in Richmond, Virginia. She had been suffering from dementia in recent years. First published in the 1950s, Marshall was for years virtually the only major black woman fiction writer in the U.S., a bridge between Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and others who emerged in the 1960s and ’70s. Calling herself “an unabashed ancestor worshipper,” Marshall was the Brooklyn-born daughter of Barbadian immigrants and wrote lovingly, but not uncritically of her family and other upholders of the ways of their country of origin. “Paule Marshall was a profound and luminous writer, as well as a generous teacher, mentor, and friend,” the Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat wrote in an email to the AP. “Her work delved deeply into what she considered her triangular journey from her ancestral homeland on the African continent, to the Caribbean, then the United States. Reading her novels often felt like reading my own family’s history on a global scale. She will be greatly missed.” From the start, Marshall contrasted the values of Americans and other Westerners with those from the Caribbean and tallied the price of assimilation. In “Brown Girl, Brownstones,” her autobiographical debut,

a young Brooklyn woman seeks her own identity amid the conflicting values of her Barbadian parents — her hardheaded mother and tragically hopeful father. In “The Chosen Place, the Timeless People,” idealistic American project workers in the Caribbean encounter the skepticism of the local community. “Praisesong for the Widow” tells of an upscale American black woman’s awakening during a Caribbean vacation. “I like to take people at a time of crisis and questioning in their lives and have them undertake a kind of spiritual and emotional journey and to then leave them once that journey has been completed and has helped them to understand something about themselves,” Marshall told The Associated Press in 1991. Marshall’s admirers included Walker, Dorothy Parker and Langston Hughes, an early mentor who sent her encouraging postcards in green ink, brought her on a State Department tour of Europe and urged her to “get busy” when he thought the young writer was working too slowly. Marshall received several honors, among them MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships and, in 2009, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for books “that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and human diversity.” She taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and New York University. Other fellow writers mourned her passing, which came a week after the death of Morrison. Nicole DennisBenn, Ishmael Reed and Jason Reynolds were among those posting tributes on social media. Award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, Marshall’s goddaughter, tweeted that Marshall was the “first champion” of her work and had urged her mother to “Just let her write.” “I wouldn’t be here without her,” Nottage wrote. ”#RIP Another beloved elder has crossed over.” Born Valenza Pauline Burke in Brooklyn, she was an immersive reader who loved old British novels, from “Tom Jones” to “Great Expectations.” But she longed for books that included people more like herself and so made an instant and deeper connection to the poetry in dialect of Paul Laurence Dunbar, and later to writings by Hurston and Hughes among others. All along, she had been listening to her mother and various neighborhood women gather in the kitchen and expound in “free-wheeling, wide-ranging” style, voices she fictionalized in “Brown Girl, Brownstones” and other works. “They were women in whom the need for selfexpression was strong, and since language was the only vehicle readily available to them they made of it an art form that — in keeping with the African tradition in which art and life are one — was an integral part of their lives,” she wrote in “The Poets of the Kitchen,” a 1983 essay. Marshall graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brooklyn College and during much of the 1950s worked as a magazine researcher, traveling to Brazil and the West Indies among other places. Since childhood she had been “harboring the dangerous thought” of becoming a writer and in her spare time completed “Brown Girl, Brownstones,” published by Random House in 1959 after editor Hiram Haydn suggested she trim her 600-page “sumo-sized manuscript” to the “slender, impressive” novel buried within. In her early 20s, she had married Kenneth Marshall, with whom she had Evan Marshall, but they divorced when their son was still little. (She later married Nourry Menard, a Haitian businessman.) Raising a child alone weighed down her already deliberate style and she published just five novels, a memoir and two books of short fiction. She disparaged the old expression “As for living, our servants will do that for us” by adding, “Well, I was the servant.” Virtually all of her books not only featured women, but also women who had adventures and influence. One of her favorite characters was Merle Kinbona of “The Chosen Place, the Timeless People,” a brave and troubled and conflicted soul torn between the Caribbean, England and Africa, a sage and an eccentric who never stops talking, but somehow keeps those around her listening. “Traditionally in most fiction men are the wheelers and dealers. They are the ones in whom power is invested,” Marshall wrote in Essence magazine in 1979. “I wanted to turn that around. I wanted women to be the centers of power. My feminism takes its expression through my work. Women are central for me. They can as easily embody the power principles as a man.”

been warmly reviewed, is about a British-Pakistani teen growing up in 1980s England whose life is transformed after he discovers Springsteen. And United Artists' “Where'd You Go Bernadette'' grossed $3.5 million from 2,404 locations. Based on Maria Semple's 2012 comic novel, Linklater's film earned lukewarm reviews for its tale of a missing mother (Blanchett). The “Good Boys'' debut gave Universal, also behind “Hobbs & Shaw'' its third straight weekend at No. 1 and 10th this year _ second only to Disney. With two weeks to go, the overall summer movie season is running 1.9% behind the pace of last summer, according to Comscore. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. 1. “Good Boys,'' $21 million ($2.1 million international). 2. “Hobbs & Shaw,'' $14.1 million ($45.7 million international). 3. “The Lion King,'' $11.9 million ($33.8 million international).

4. “The Angry Birds Movie 2,'' $10.5 million ($19.4 million international). 5. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,'' $10.1 million ($4.4 million international). 6. “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,'' $9 million. 7. “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,'' $8.5 million ($6.6 million international). 8. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,'' $7.6 million ($53.7 million international). 9. “Blinded by the Light,'' $4.5 million. 10. “Art of Racing in the Rain,'' $4.4 million. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Comscore. 1. “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,'' $53.7 million. 2. “Hobbs & Shaw,'' $45.7 million. 3. “Ne Zha,'' $39.5 million. 4. “The Lion King,'' $33.8 million. 5. “The Angry Birds Movie 2,'' $19.4 million. 6. “Bodies at Rest,'' $18.9 million. 7. “The Bravest,'' $15.9 million. 8. “The Secret Life of Pets 2,'' $9.7 million. 9. “The King's Avatar: For the Glory,'' $9.7 million. 10. “Toy Story 4,'' $8.6 million.

Tarell Alvin McCraney, right, creator/executive producer of the OWN series “David Makes Man,” poses with executive producer Michael B. Jordan, left, and cast member Akili McDowell for a portrait during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton, Friday, July 26, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

‘David Makes Man’ Explores the Power of a Teen’s Imagination By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Michael B. Jordan first met with “Moonlight” writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the two surprisingly discovered through an emotional conversation that both had more in common than they realized. McCraney might jokingly attest, but Jordan said during a recent interview that their lengthy talk years ago about creating a new television project “ended in tears.” That’s when the “Creed” and “Black Panther” star knew he wanted to work with McCraney to develop their drama series “David Makes Man,” which airs Wednesdays on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN. “It was the first time honestly that I actually heard my own internal thoughts through somebody else,” said Jordan, who is a co-executive producer of the series through his Outlier Society Productions company along with Winfrey. “You know like the things that he experienced growing up — family, throughout his community, the choices, the mental struggle of trying to make the right decision, trying to make the right choices, and trying to burden himself with being the man in the family taking care of everybody,” he continued. “Trying to fix everything for everyone and putting yourself last. To actually hear somebody else say it, I’m like ‘Wow, OK.’ I’m not the only person that thinks like that or feels that way.” “David Makes Man” is partially based on McCraney’s upbringing. The series follows 14-year-old David, played by Akili McDowell, who tries to juggle relationships between his magnet school friends and drug dealers in his South Florida impoverished neighborhood. McCraney said he felt more confident about the project after meeting with Jordan. “MBJ and I didn’t grow up in the same environment and yet we were burdened with some of the same intersections,” said McCraney, who won an Academy Award for co-writing “Moonlight,” an adaption of his play “Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.”

“That means that there are more people around the world who indeed need space at the hearth,” he added. “We all need the warmth of these stories to remind ourselves and see ourselves better. That was one of the reasons why we wanted to be at OWN as well. We wanted to be amongst stories about black people. This show is black — blackity, black, black, black.” The story explores David’s childhood trauma after the death of his close friend and mentor, Sky, who was a drug dealer. His former drug-addict mother also relies on him to find a way out of poverty through higher education. McCraney said David is very different than Chiron, the main character in “Moonlight.” He said the series will explore David’s multiple personas, calling it “code switch.” ‘Moonlight’ has a deep vantage point of me growing up and finding my queer identity. ... But David is night and day different than Chiron,” McCraney said. ”(David) walks into a school, I’m a new person. He walks out of school, I’m another person. I’m in front of the drug boys, I’m a different person. That dexterity to me is a whole avenue of humanity that we experience in the black community that we don’t talk about, that we haven’t talked about. At least I haven’t seen it.” McDowell said David uses his vivid imagination to endure life’s challenges. His character randomly holds animated conversations with an imaginary sky. “This show is to let kids know that you’re not alone,” he said. “It’s OK to cry sometimes. It’s OK to scream sometimes just to let it go, because you need that to vent. Also, the power of imagination. That’s what helps people survive out here.” Jordan said McDowell, 16, has grown as an actor and took hold of the lead role. “I see a lot of myself in him,” Jordan said. “Honestly, like watching his tapes and going through the whole process and camera reads and casting process, which is not easy by any means for a young talent like himself. But he was resilient. He came to work every day. You can see him progress.”


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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Nimitz St. Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 DIANA E JIMENEZ, 5309 Windy Peak St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Copartners SIGNED: DIANA E JIMENEZ, Co-partner This statement of abandonment filed on: July 23, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: July 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 2019 ������������������������������� SUMMONS CITACION JUDICIAL NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) PEDRO JIMENEZ JR, an individual; and Does 1-100, inclusive You are being sued by plaintiff (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) PERSOLVE, LLC, a limited liability company CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso) SCL-18-000243 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days, Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will no protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfor.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for fee legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org). the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or be contacting your local or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIOS despues de que le entregue esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copla al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte mas informacion en el Centro

PUBLIC NOTICE de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfthelp/ espanol). En la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede ms cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede preder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su dueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que liame a un abogado inmedialamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede liamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, esposible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de obogados locales. The name and address of the court is El nombre y direccion de la corte es): NORTH KERN DISTRICT – SHAFTERWASCO BRANCH 325 Central Valley Hwy, Shafter, CA 93263 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) RASHID SHAKIROV SBN 318108 Persolve Legal Group, LLP 9301 Corbin Ave #1600, Northridge, Ca 91324 Telephone: (818) 534-3100 Date: (Fecha) July 2, 2018 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS Clerk, By: (Secretario) Patricia Juarez, Deputy (Adjunto NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: you are served as an individual defendant. BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: July 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 2019 Order to Show Cause Hearing is set for 9/27/2019 at 9:00 A.M. in Department B. BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: July 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4451 Doing business as: LA COSTA DEL SOL RESTAURANT at 834 5th Street,Wasco, Ca. 93280 Mailing Address: 4208 Margalo Ave, Bakersfield, CA. 93313 County: Kern Full name of registrant: CONSUELO DEL CARMEN MUNOZ, 4208 Margalo Ave, Bakersfield, CA. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individidual SIGNED: CONSUELO DEL CARMEN MUNOZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 5, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 5, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 5, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: July 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 2019 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JERELL STERLING HARTSIG, AKA JERELL S HARTSIG AKA JERELL HARTSIG, AKA JERI LL STERLING HARTSIG CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002686 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JERELL STERLING HARTSIG, AKA JERELL S HARTSIG AKA JERELL HARTSIG, AKA JERI LL STERLING HARTSIG A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LYNN KOSIOREK in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LYNN KOSIOREK be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Sept 5, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance

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of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: MICHAEL R. YOUNG, ESQ., 1901 TRUXTUN AVENUE BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301 Mailing: MICHAEL R. YOUNG, ESQ. 39491 LAW OFFICES OF YOUNG & NICHOLS 1901 TRUXTUN AVENUE BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301 Telephone: (661) 861-7911 Fax: (661) 861-7932 E-Mail: MYOUNG@ YOUNGNICHOLS.COM

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SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee For The Benefity Of Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust Inc. Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates Series 2005-HE3s, a national association (“Additional Parties Attachment attached”) THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC, a professional corporation; ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY COMMONLY KNOWN AS 531 9TH STREET, BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA; and DOES 1 through 20, inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Cool Digs LLC, a California limited liability company CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso) BCV-19-101122 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfor.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIOS despues de que le entreguen esta citacion 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 telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su dueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que 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 poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de obogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): KERN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF KERN 1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) Terry J. Kent - Bar No. 248098 - 310-7342027 LevatoLaw, LLP 2029 Century Park East, Suite 2910 Los Angeles, CA 90067 (310) 734-2027 Date: (Fecha) April 24, 2019 Clerk, By: (Secretario) , Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: BAKERSFIELD

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4808 Doing business as: SOLFOOD VEGAN at 2000 H St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: 1200 38th St Apt 50 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Full name of registrant: AARON JOSEPH PARKER, 1200 38th St apt 50 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: AARON JOSEPH PARKER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 23, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use 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 July 23, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4993 Doing business as: SILVER WOLF COMICS & COLLECTABLES at 9660 Hageman Rd #D Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DONALD EUGENE RHOADS, 4052 Moss St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DONALD UEGENE RHOADS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 15, 2014 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 1, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 1, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4883 Doing business as: TROPHY TEAM at 3408 Waldport Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MARISSA MICHELLE MCAULEY, 3408 Waldport Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MARISSA MICHELLE MCAULEY 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: July 26, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 26, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4713 Doing business as: FAIRHAVEN INDUSTRIAL PARK at 3100 Fairhaven Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6640 San Diego, Ca. 92160 County: Kern Full name of registrant: GREGORY R. RYAN, 3100 Fairhavem Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: GREGORY R. RYAN The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Dec 1, 2010 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 18, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4971 Doing business as: TSHIRTSUPERMART at 9620 Raymond Ave, California City, Ca. 93505 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ROYCE REUBEN BUTLER JR, 9620 Raymond Ave, California City, Ca. 93505 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ROYCE REUBEN BUTLER JR The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 31, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 31, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 31, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4957 Doing business as: MRLD MEDICAL at 2100 24th St #4 Bakersfield Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JOSE ANTONIO JACOBO, 2320 Oregon Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JOSE ANTONIO JACOBO 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: July 31, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 31, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4480 Doing business as: REJUVENATION SKIN STUDIO at 1403 Allen Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: 1905 23rd St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Full name of registrant: JENNE A BARROW, 9211 Celeste Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JENNE A BARROW The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 1, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 8, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 8, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4940 Doing business as: ATOMIC KITTEN SALON at 1920 eye St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MAMAKEAT PRODUCTIONS, LLC CA, 1920 Eye St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: RAMONA POTTS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Sept 7, 2014 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 30, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A)

PUBLIC NOTICE Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 30, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4869 Doing business as: VANGO at 920 K St #A Bakersfield Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: GAYLEN JEROME HENRY, 920 K St #A Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: GAYLEN JEROME HENRY 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: July 26, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 26, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4901 Doing business as: PHIL’S CUSTOM CABINET at 4405 Isla Verde St #C Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TERESA VASQUEZ, 4405 Isla Verde St #C Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: TERESA VASQUEZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 22, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4603 Doing business as: MCKAS BILLING & CODING SRVCS at 4100 Parker Ave #D Bakersfield Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MARSHEA RENE CLARK, 4100 Parker Ave #D Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MARSHEA RENE CLARK 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: July 12, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 12, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4868 Doing business as: MICHAELS CLEANING N HAULING at 1505 Reeses Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MICHAEL DESHAWN SPEARS, 1505 Reeses Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MICHAEL DESHAWN SPEARS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 25, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 26, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code).

PUBLIC NOTICE 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 July 26, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4872 Doing business as: DE ANDA TRANSPORTATION at 16428 Salmon Bay Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: OLGA ALICIA ARAMBULA, 16428 Salmon Bay Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: OLGA ALICIA ARAMBULA The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Apr 27, 2017 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 26, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 26, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2017-B2508 Business Name you wish to abandon: DE ANDA TRANSPORTATION Street address of business: 4528 Noble St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: OLGA ALICIA MARTINEZ, 4528 Noble St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: OLGA ALICIA MARTINEZ, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: July 26, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4792 Doing business as: FOOTHILL VISTA APARTMENTS at 600 Morning Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: 1219 N Plaza Dr, Visalia Ca 93291 County: Kern Full name of registrant: PHILIP R. HAMMOND, 1219 N Plaza Dr, Visalia, Ca. 93291 Full name of registrant: WALTER DWELLE, 1219 N Plaza Dr, Visalia, Ca. 93291 The business is conducted by: Limited Partnership SIGNED: PHILIP R. HAMMOND The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: June 1, 2011 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 23, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use 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 July 23, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2014-B4261 Business Name you wish to abandon: CERTIFIED LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Street address of business: 9305 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: DAVID L. REIMER CORP., 9305 Norris Rd, 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: Corporation SIGNED: DAVID L. REIMER, President This statement of abandonment filed on: July 31, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4846 Doing business as: MOTHER CHILD RETREAT at 2623 F St #F Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TAMESHA MICHELLE HARRIS, 3100 Ashe Rd #65 Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: TAMESHA MICHELLE HARRIS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed


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above on: June 17, 2014 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 24, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 24, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 �������������������������������

partnership, your property and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courts. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www. lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar laentrega legal de na copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerio. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su martrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encontraer un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE-RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who had received or seen a copy of them. AVISO-LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: Las ordenes de restriccion estan en vigencia en cuanto a ambos conyuges o miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo a la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. The name and address of the Court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte son) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA 1215 Tuxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney, is (El nombre, direccion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): DEWEY TRAIL, 6077 Coffee Ste. 4 #102 Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Telephone: (480) 843-1927 Date (Fecha): June 14, 2019 (SEAL) TAMARAH HARBERPICKENS Clerk, By: (Actuario), E Cota, Deputy BAKERSFELD NEWS OBSERVER (asd) Pub: July 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 2019 �������������������������������

en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. The name and address of the Court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte son) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA 1215 Tuxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney, is (El nombre, direccion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): WILLIAM SCHWEITZER, 1030 S. St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Telephone: (661) 717-7726 Date (Fecha): June 14, 2019 (SEAL) Clerk, By: (Actuario), E. Cota, Deputy (Asistente) BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (WTP) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B4001 Business Name you wish to abandon: MOTHER CHILD RETREAT Street address of business: 2623 F St #F Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: TAMESHA MICHELLE HARRIS, 3100 Ashe Rd #65 Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: TAMESHA MICHELLE HARRIS, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: July 24, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-101715 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN PETITION OF: SUSAN MICHELLE SMITH FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: SUSAN MICHELLE SMITH for a decree changing names as follows: Present name SUSAN MICHELLE SMITH Filed a petition with this court Proposed name SUSAN MICHELLE SHATSWELL 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: Sept 17,, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: July 12, 2019 JUDEL COURT COMMISSIONER SUSAN MICHELLE SMITH, 600 Morning Dr #27, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Phone: (661) 679-2618 In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2018-B7875 Business Name you wish to abandon: G & C INDUSTRIES Street address of business: 6508 Chukkar Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: LKG ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION IN, 6508 Chukkar Ln, Bakersfield Ca. 93309 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: JOSE GALINDO, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: July 12, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: July 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, 2019 ������������������������������� SUMMONS FAMILY LAW CITACION DERECHO FAMILIAR CASE # BFL-19-002778 NOTICE TO RESPONSENT: AVISO AL DEMANDADO NELLIE ANN HEBERT You have been sued. Read the information below and on the next page. Lo han demandado. Lea la informacion a continuacion y en la pagina siguiente. PETITIONER’S NAME IS: NOMBRE DEL DEMANDANTE: DEWEY TRAIL You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic

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AMENDED SUMMONS FAMILY LAW CITACION DERECHO FAMILIAR CASE # BFL-15-002381 NOTICE TO RESPONSENT: AVISO AL DEMANDADO SHONA SCHWEITZER You have been sued. Read the information below and on the next page. Lo han demandado. Lea la informacion a continuacion y en la pagina siguiente. PETITIONER’S NAME IS: NOMBRE DEL DEMANDANTE: WILLIAM SCHWEITZER You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courts. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www. lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar laentrega legal de na copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerio. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su martrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encontraer un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE-RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who had received or seen a copy of them. AVISO-LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: Las ordenes de restriccion estan en vigencia en cuanto a ambos conyuges o miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo a la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ELISA ESQUEDA, AKA ELISA M. ESQUEDA, ELISA MARTINEZ DIAZ CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002538 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ELISA ESQUEDA, AKA ELISA M. ESQUEDA, ELISA MARTINEZ DIAZ A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ELENA ESQUEDAGARCIA/MARCOS ESQUEDA in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ELENA ESQUEDAGARCIA/MARCOS ESQUEDA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Sept 12, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: DIV. P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: ELENA ESQUEDAGARCIA/MARCOS ESQUEDA 2208 AUTUMN STREET BAKERSFIELD, CA 93306 Telephone: (661) 861-7911 Fax: (661) 444-3161 E-Mail: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (TS) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, 2019 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5118 Doing business as: IRON SHARPENS IRON at 12403 Crown Crest Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JOSE FELIX GONZALEZ, 12403 Crown Crest Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JOSE FELIX GONZALEZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 7, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 7, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DAVID MEDINA, DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002671 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DAVID MEDINA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by IRERE MEDINA in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN

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1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that IRERE MEDINA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Sept 12, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: MICHAEL R. YOUNG, ESQ. THE LAW OFFICES OF YOUNG & NICHOLS, 1901 TRUXTUN AVENUE, BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301 Telephone: (661) 861-7911 Fax: (661) 861-7932 E-Mail: myoung@youngnichols. com BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (YN) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, 2019 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5050 Doing business as: BIRDHOUSE WARES at 6408 Brooklawn Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 8200 Stockdale Hwy M10-338, Bakersfield, CA. 93311 County: Kern Full name of registrant: SHERYL ANN CHALUPA, 6408 Brooklawn Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SHERYL ANN CHALUPA 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: Aug 5, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 5, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4843 Doing business as: CROWN ROYAL NAILS SALON at 5041 Gosford Rd. # F3, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: VANTAGE INVESTMENT LLC, CA., 10930 Stockdale Hwy # 101, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: LONG NGUYEN, 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: July 24, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 24, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2016-B43846 Business Name you wish to abandon: EXCLUSIVE BEAUTY SUPPLY Street address of business: 9115 Bridget Leigh Hwy, Bakersfield, Ca.

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93312 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: LONG THANH NGUYEN., 9115 Bridget Leigh Hwy, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: EMILY PHUONG., 9115 Bridget Leigh Hwy, 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: Corporation SIGNED: EMILY PHUONG LE, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: July 24, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 �������������������������������

Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: RUSSELL GENE UNRUH, 13407 Botticelli Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: RUSSELL GENE UNRUH The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Mar 1, 2001 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 6, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A ZUBELDIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 6, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 �������������������������������

lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de obogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): KERN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) MICHAEL R. YOUNG, ESQ., LAW OFFICES OF YOUNG & NICHOLS 1901 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301, (661) 861-7911 (661) 861-7932 Date: (Fecha) Mar 26, 2019 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS Clerk, By: (Secretario) Donny Alvarez, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 �������������������������������

court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIOS despues de que le entreguen esta citacion 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 telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su dueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que 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 poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de obogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): Superior Court of California County of Kern 1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) Terry J. Kent - Bar No. 248098 - 310-7342027 LevatoLaw, LLP 2029 Century Park East, Suite 2910, Los Angeles, CA 90067, (310) 734-2027 Date: (Fecha) April 24, 2019 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS Clerk, By: (Secretario) Layton Johnson, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5148 Doing business as: JAYS MINI MARKET at 1605 S H Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: AMARJIT K VIRK, 10805 Petalo Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: AMARJIT K VIRK 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: N/A MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 8, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-101963 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: ANNA MARLIN JIMENEZ FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ANNA MARLIN JIMENEZ for a decree changing names as follows: Present name OSCAR PEDRO LUCERO JIMENEZ Filed a petition with this court Proposed name ISRAEL PEDRO JIMENEZ THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted if no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: Oct 7, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER OTHER: Non-petitioning parent to be served as required by CCP Sec. 1277. Date: Jul 29, 2019 LINDA S ETIENNE COURT COMMISSIONER ANNA MARLIN JIMENEZ 317 Grove St., Arvin, Ca. 93203 Phone: (661) 630-9414 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5121 Doing business as: BLACKWELL’S CLEANING at 700 Sesnon St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DARRYL WADE BLACKWELL, 700 Sesnon St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DARRYL WADE BLACKWELL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Mar 6, 1989 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 7, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A ZUBELDIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 7, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5100 Doing business as: RUSSELL GROUP, THE at 13407 Botticelli Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5098 Doing business as: ESHA JEWELRY at 2701 Ming Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: 5323 N. Valentine Ave. #158, Fresno, Ca. 93711 County: Kern Full name of registrant: ABDUL RAHIM SATHAR, 5323 N. Valentine Ave. #158, Fresno, Ca. 93711 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ABDUL RAHIM SATHAR 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: Aug 6, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A ZUBELDIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 6, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 ������������������������������� SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): TED SISCO, DOES 1 to 50 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): RON DUERNER CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso) BCV-19-100789 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfor.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIOS despues de que le entreguen esta citacion 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 telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su dueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que 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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4735 Doing business as: PRICE IS RIGHT HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPANY L.L.C. at 5107 Yellowrose Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: THE PRICE IS RIGHT HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPANY L.L.C, CA, 5107 Yellowrose Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: JASON CARR, Manager The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 19, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: July 19, 2019MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on July 19, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-101996 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: WILLIE THOMAS GREY FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: WILLIE THOMAS GREY for a decree changing names as follows: Present name WILLIE THOMAS GREY Filed a petition with this court Proposed name WILLIE THOMAS MAHAN JR. THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted if no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: Oct 7, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: Jul 29, 2019 LINDA S ETIENNE COURT COMMISSIONER Willie Thomas Grey 5317 Planz Rd., Bakersfield ,CA. 93309 Phone: (661) 800-6369 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 ������������������������������� SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): U.S Bank National Association as Trustee For The Benefity Of Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust Inc. AssetBacked Pass-Through Certificates Series 2005-HE3s, a national association (“Additional Parties Attachment Attached”) YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Cool Digs LLC, a California limited liability company CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso) BCV-19-101122 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfor.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5312 Doing business as: SUMMIT BUSINESS SOULUTIONS at 3807 Crosswind Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: RAFAEL ALEJANDRO NORIEGA BANOS, 3807 Crosswind Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Full name of registrant: HALEY NICOLE HAMER, 1001 18th St Apt 34, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: General Parnership SIGNED: RAFAEL A. NORIEGA 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: Aug 15, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 15, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5309 Doing business as: PIO’S TRANSMISSION PART & REPAIR at 110 Union Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: AURELIO GARCIA CHAVEZ, 208 E Brundage Lane., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: AURELIO GARCIA CHAVEZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Feb 2, 2012 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 15, 2019 MARY B BEDARD


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PUBLIC NOTICE County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 15, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5307 Doing business as: JS ONLINE MARKETING at 8807 Rollingbay Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JAMES ROBERT DOUGLAS STEWART, 8807 Rollingbay Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Indvidual SIGNED: JAMES ROBERT DOUGLAS STEWART 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: Aug 15, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of

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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 Aug 15, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 �������������������������������

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5302 Doing business as: WISEGUYS BARBERSHOP at 10 Monterey St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: VICTOR CASTANEDA III, 262 Lincoln St Apt B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: VICTOR CASTANEDA III The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 1, 2014 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 14, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J GARCIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 14, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019

Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307

Full name of registrant: GARY F.

Indvidual

Bakersfield, Ca. 93314

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5281 Doing business as:

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V & V TRANSPORT at 1400 Santiago Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 41442,

Bakersfield ,Ca. 93384

NAME STATEMENT

Ste C., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304

VANEGAS GONZALEZ, 1400 Santiago

County: Kern

The business is conducted by:

HIERONYMUS, 13904 Las Entradas,

VICTOR HUGO VANEGAS

The business is conducted by:

GONZALEZ The

registrant

commenced

to

Indvidual

above on: Aug 14, 2019

business name or names listed

commenced

to

Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 14,

This statement filed with the County

MARY B BEDARD

2019

By: J GARCIA,

County Clerk

transact business under the fictitious

This statement filed with the County

above on: July 1, 1991

2019

Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 13,

County Clerk

MARY B BEDARD

Deputy

By: N FRANCO,

fictitious

Business

Name

Deputy

County: Kern

Full name of registrant: TERRANCE ANTHONY MCGILL, 11903 Privet Place, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Indvidual

SIGNED: TERRANCE ANTHONY MCGILL The

registrant

above on: N/A

This statement filed with the County 2019

MARY B BEDARD County Clerk

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Business

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Office. A new fictitious business

date it was filed in the County Clerk’s

that time. The filing of this statement

name statement must be filed before

in this state of a fictitious business

does not of itself authorize the use

another to a trademark or trade name

name in violation of the rights of

law (see section 14411 ET SEQ.,

under federal, state, or common

I declare that all information in this

business and professions code).

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to be false, is guilty of a crime

information which he or she knows

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Office. A new fictitious business

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name in violation of the rights of

in this state of a fictitious business

under federal, state, or common

another to a trademark or trade name

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law (see section 14411 ET SEQ.,

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I declare that all information in this

information which he or she knows

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to be false, is guilty of a crime

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING IN ORDER TO REVIEW AND CONSIDER THE COUNTY OF KERN CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018-19 On September 17, 2019, the County of Kern Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to give the residents of the County the opportunity to comment on the County Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The report identifies progress on projects, programs and related accomplishments made from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, in carrying out three federal programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG). The hearing will be held on:

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By: N FRANCO, Deputy This

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:00 p.m., or soon thereafter Board of Supervisors Chamber - First Floor County of Kern Administrative Center 1115 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, California

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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 Aug 13, 2024

Date: Time: Location:

commenced

transact business under the fictitious

Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 13,

Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s

fictitious

Mailing Address: Same

The business is conducted by:

SIGNED: GARY F. HIERONYMUS registrant

Doing business as:

Privet Place, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311

The

This

FILE NO: 2019-B5251 MCGILL MANAGED MEDICINE at 11903

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Stacey Abrams Says She’d Serve as Vice President

“I’ve just come to the decision that my best value add, the strongest contribution I can give to this primary, would be to make sure our nominee is coming into an environment where there are strong voter protections in place,” Abrams told the New York Times.

“I would not have publicly raised the possibility if it was not a legitimate thought,” Abrams said.

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent
 The overcrowded Democratic presidential field has a record six women seeking the nomination. But one prominent individual who isn’t running for the top job has thrown her hat into the ring for vice president. Former Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams said she would be delighted to serve under one of the 22 candidates. “I would be honored to be considered by any nominee,” Abrams told The New York Times on Wednesday, Aug. 14. “I’ve just come to the decision that my best value add, the strongest contribution I can give to this primary, would be to make sure our nominee is coming into an environment where there are strong voter protections in place,” Abrams told the Times. “I would not have publicly raised the possibility if it was not a legitimate thought,” Abrams said. She said the current field, which includes former Vice President Joe Biden; Calif. Sen. Kamala Harris; New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, is talented. Earlier this year when Biden entered the race, he was reportedly considering Abrams as a running mate. YAHOO! News reported that Abrams dismissed those rumors, noting that at the time, Abrams was considering a run for president. Earlier this year, Booker said he believed that a woman should be on the ticket. Another candidate, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Donna, Louisiana said he would find it “very difficult not to select a woman” as his running mate.

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Ezell Ford, 25 (Florence) In January 2017, the city of Los Angeles agreed to pay $1.5 million to the family of Ezell Ford, who was fatally shot by two LAPD police officers on Aug. 11, 2014. Ford’s family said he had been diagnosed with depression, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. The LA District Attorney’s Office did not file charges against the officers who say they approached Ford because he was acting suspicious and allegedly tried to dispense an illegal substance, according to their official report. The officers claim they had to physically struggle with Ford before using deadly force against him, saying they feared for their lives.\ Ford’s family says he was shot three times while lying on the ground. He died two hours after the shooting at the California Hospital Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles. Dante Parker, 36 (Victorville) Dante Parker, the father of five children, was tasered multiple times by a deputy from the San Bernardino County’s Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 12, 2014. Prosecutors say the deputy’s actions were justified and that Parker had PCP in his system. The deputy was reportedly responding to a call about a man who was breaking into a home. Deputies said Parker, who was about 5 feet, two inches and weighed around 300 pounds, fit the description of the suspect. They also claim Parker was “combative,” did not cooperate with authorities and resisted arrest. According to reports, Parker was tasered about a dozen times while deputies scuffled with him. Apparently, the deputies were able to handcuff him, place him in a patrol car, and administer medical aid. After arriving at Victor Valley Global Hospital, Parker went into cardiac arrest and died. His autopsy report ruled his death accidental. His family settled for $250,000 in June 2016. Charley “Africa” Leundeu Keunang, 43 (Los Angeles) Charley Keunang, a homeless Cameroonian immigrant, was shot and killed by three LAPD officers after he supposedly reached for a cop’s holstered gun during a struggle in the city’s Skid Row area on March 1, 2015. Keunang was accused of attacking another homeless person and throwing his tent in the streets. A bystander recorded the melee between Keunang and the officers before the shooting. Keunang was shot six times. The shooting death attracted worldwide attention when someone posted a Facebook video of the incident. An autopsy revealed that Keunang had methamphetamine in his system.

In 2016, the Los Angeles police commission ruled that the officers’ actions were justifiable and the use of lethal force was necessary. The Los Angeles City Council approved $1.95 million to settle Keunang’s case. His family had originally sought $20 million from the city. Brendon Glenn, 29 (Los Angeles) The city of Los Angeles settled the officer-involved shooting of Brendon Glenn for $4 million in December 2016. He was an unarmed homeless man who struggled with a Black officer on the Venice beach boardwalk before he was killed on May 5, 2015. Two officers were responding to a call from a bar that reported a man harassing people. One of the officers said Glenn was trying to reach for his partner’s gun before he made the decision to shoot him. The shooting was captured on video but the footage, obtained from a nearby bar’s surveillance camera, did not show Glenn’s hands near the officers’ guns at any point. They city awarded the $4 million settlement to Glenn’s mother and his then 4-year-old son. Mario Woods, 26 (San Francisco) In June, the city of San Francisco announced that it will pay the mother of Mario Woods $400,000 in monetary damages. On Dec. 2, 2015, five cops shot Woods. He was a suspect in a stabbing. Woods was running away from the police, according to the report, when the officers shot him 21 times, some of the bullets hitting him in the back. An autopsy found Woods had drugs in his system. Protests of Woods’ shooting, which was captured on video, led to the resignation of police chief Greg Suhr. Alfred Olango, 38 (El Cajon) A former refugee from Uganda, Alfred Olango suffered four wounds to the neck, chest, arm and shoulder when police officers shot him on September 27, 2016. The cops also used a stun gun to shock him twice. Police claim Olango pulled out a vaping e-cigarette device and pointed it at them in front of a shopping center. Another officer, during the shooting, used a Taser gun, hitting Olango in the buttocks and leg. A drug test found cocaine in Olango’s system and a small amount of alcohol in his bloodstream. Olango’s family said he had a mental breakdown after the death of a close friend. Prosecutors ruled that the El Cajon officer’s actions were justifiable in using deadly force to kill Olango. Joseph Mann, 51 (Sacramento) Joseph Mann, a mentally ill and homeless man, was shot and killed by two Sacramento Police Department officers on July 11, 2016. A video, provided by Sacramento Regional Transit and released by the Sac Police Department, graphically showed the final seconds of Mann’s life before

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he fell to a hail of police gunfire. One of the police officers tried running Mann over with his cruiser before the cops fired 18 shots. At least 14 of them hit Mann. The video shows Mann clearly running down the sidewalk. At some point, he turned to face officers in the street who began shooting immediately. The officers, who appeared to be about six or seven paces away from Mann when he fell, said he had a knife. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office backed the actions of the two police officers involved, citing that they “lawfully shot” Mann. Diante Yarber, 26 (Barstow) Diante Yarber was fatally shot by Barstow police officers on April 5, 2018 in a Walmart parking lot. Police say Yarber reversed his Ford Mustang into a patrol car, and then drove forward in the direction of officers, slamming into another police car before they decided to use deadly force. According to other reports, Yarber drove into the parking lot to pick up someone who was shopping at Walmart. Police say they believe Yarber was the suspect in a stolen car case. Three other people were in the car with Yarber when the police fired at the vehicle. Only one of the passengers was wounded in the shooting. Yarber’s family lawyers say he was struck by 10 bullets. Barstow police said a total of 24 rounds were shot at the vehicle. Prosecutors cleared officers Jimmie Alfred Walker, Jose Barrientos, Vincent Carrillo and Matthew Allen Helms of all charges in Yarber’s shooting. Walker, who is White, was charged with hate crimes and battery in separate incident in 2010. Attorneys for Yarber’s family have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. They say their client did not receive proper medical treatment after the shooting and that he choked on his blood. Yarber left behind three daughters. Stephon Alonzo Clark, 22 (Sacramento) On March 2, 2019, nearly one year after Clark was shot and killed in his grandmother’s backyard, Sacramento’s District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced that she would not press charges against the two Sacramento Police Department officers who gunned down the unarmed

22-year-old. The police officers, Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet, shot and killed Clark in South Sacramento on March 18, 2018. Clark was unarmed and holding a cell phone. Seven out of about 20 bullets the policemen fired hit the former Sacramento High athlete from the back, according to an independent autopsy report conducted by the family. The official police report says Clark, the father of two infant sons, was facing and approaching officers when they killed him. He was a vandalism suspect. Clark’s death sparked protests around the country and in his hometown Sacramento, which led to the shutting down of two Sacramento Kings games at Golden 1 Center. De’Andre Mitchell, 23 (Torrance) Christopher De’Andre Mitchell was shot and killed by a Torrance police officer on Dec. 9, 2018, after cops said he didn’t follow their orders to get out of the car. According to Torrance police chief Eve Irvine, Mitchell reached for a gun he was holding between his legs. Investigations later found that the weapon was an air rifle. Mitchell was shot in a Ralph’s parking lot while sitting in 2000 Honda Civic that was reported stolen two days prior, according to the police. Mitchell died while being treated for injuries after the officers took him out of the car about 37 minutes after the shooting. Willie McCoy, 20 (Vallejo) On Feb. 9, 2019, police officers, responding to a 911 call, shot Willie McCoy in his throat and chest. McCoy, who appeared to be sleeping in his car in a Taco Bell drive-thru when the incident happened, was a rapper also known as “Willie Bo.” Police said McCoy allegedly woke up and was reaching for a gun on his lap before they shot him. The Vallejo Police Department has released footage captured on the body-worn cameras of six officers who engaged in using deadly force against McCoy. In 2012, a third of Vallejo’s homicides resulted from police officer-involved shootings and the city’s police officers used deadly force 38 times the national rate that same year.

NNPA Makes Plans for the Future During Informal Gathering in Houston

Are the Democrats Leading or is President Trump?

The informal gathering, which included all who comprise the NNPA executive committee, helped to jumpstart what’s sure to be a banner year in 2020, the 80th anniversary of the storied organization.

According to the Quinnipiac University polls, Mr. Trump trailed Mr. Biden – the clear frontrunner thus far in the Democratic primaries – by a whopping 13 per cent, while Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and others also hold strong advantages. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)

By Roger Caldwell NNPA Newswire Contributor There are more than 20 Democratic candidates running for President of the United States, and if you listen to them talk, they all believe they can win the nomination. Everyone knows that most of these candidates know they can’t win, but they can raise money. No individual or agency can keep up with how they spend the money, and the amount is in the billions. This may not make much sense, but in the first debate spanned 2 nights with 20 candidates up on the stage. President Donald Trump and the Republicans are laughing at this spectacle and the polls say the majority of leading Democratic candidates would win the election if it were held today. Quinnipiac University’s polls have been deemed “fake news” by the President. “The Fake News has never been more dishonest than it is today. Thank goodness we can fight back on Social Media. Their new weapon of choice is Fake Polling. Sometimes referred to as Suppression Polls and they suppress the numbers. Had it in 2016, but this is worse,” says President Trump in a Tweet. Many Americans say the President is wrong, but the Quinnipiac University poll numbers do appear to be incorrect, because 60% of White people support President Trump and that number could be higher. President Trump is always talking about how much he loves America, and it appears that most White Americans love him right back. White Americans have been searching and looking for a savior, and President Trump is someone they can believe in. Almost their entire life, White folks have been looking for an individual they can put their trust in, and President Trump is their man. “Make America Great Again” is essentially a code slogan that means “Make America White Again,” and it is working under Trump’s administration. Most Americans are not looking for a minister to be the president, and most are comfortable if he does not tell the truth and breaks some rules.

Many politicians are lawyers and they go to school to learn how to bend, stretch, and change the laws, and there is nothing wrong with lying as long as you don’t get caught. President Trump has changed the rules, because he does not care if he is caught lying. In fact, the President will say one thing one day and say something totally different the next day. Our president believes the system is set up for White men to rule, and when you are caught with your hand in the cookie jar, most of the time money has a way of fixing problems. The Mass Media in America has awesome power and it can turn a criminal to a saint, and a saint into a criminal. Americans are lazy, and they wait for the news to give them information and it does not matter if it is right or wrong. According to the Quinnipiac University polls, Mr. Trump trailed Mr. Biden – the clear frontrunner thus far in the Democratic primaries – by a whopping 13 per cent, while Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and others also hold strong advantages. Trump says these are made up numbers that don’t exist. In 2016, the poll numbers were wrong and many of the political experts don’t believe President Donald Trump is 13 per cent behind the Democrats in the numbers in 2019. White people love President Trump and when he speaks the place is sold out. The economy is good, and the president can toot his own horn. The Democrats are all over the place, and the Republicans are in line and following their leader. It is hard to beat Trump especially since the economy is good. And don’t underestimate the love affair between the President and White America. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of BlackPressUSA.com or the National Newspaper Publishers Association.

“In 2016, the poll numbers were wrong and many of the political experts don’t believe President Donald Trump is 13 per cent behind the Democrats in the numbers in 2019. White people love President Trump and when he speaks the place is sold out. The economy is good, and the president can blow his horn.”

Though it was not an official board of directors meeting, the two-day planning session and retreat in Houston included NNPA executive board members: NNPA Chair Karen Carter Richards; First Vice Chair Janis Ware; Second Vice Chair Fran Farrer; Treasurer Brenda Andrews; and Secretary Jackie Hampton. By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent
 An informal gathering of National Newspaper Publishers Association board members and publishers has galvanized the 79-year-old organization and has served to renew its commitment as the voice of Black America. Though it was not an official board of directors meeting, the two-day planning session and retreat in Houston included NNPA executive board members: NNPA Chair Karen Carter Richards; First Vice Chair Janis Ware; Second Vice Chair Fran Farrer; Treasurer Brenda Andrews; and Secretary Jackie Hampton. NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., also attended the gathering and Sonya Ware of Blue Beagle Consulting served as the facilitator. “We have a lot of talented publishers in this organization who are very knowledgeable,” said Richards, who in June won election as chair by an overwhelming vote of the publishers. “The tranquil location provided a peaceful environment. It was an opportunity that allowed my thoughts and energy to focus on the future of NNPA, especially at a time when the newspaper industry is evolving and transforming,” said Ware, the publisher of the Atlanta Voice newspaper. “Change is inevitable, and the NNPA must adapt to the change to propel ourselves into the future. The African American newspapers have captured the history of our communities. And, the people we serve in a positive light will reflect our contributions to the world and will speak to the powerful legacy of our people,” said Ware, adding, “I am excited about the future of our newspapers and the future of the National Newspaper Association. The new leadership has adopted a position of inclusiveness and expansion of our members, providing an opportunity for growth,” she continued. Farrer, the publisher, and editor of The County News in Statesville, N.C., called the informal gathering “awesome,” adding that she is excited to be with the new team, which has a clear vision for the future. “The new team will increase visibility and the comfortability of all our member publishers,” Farrar said. “We made great plans, and we did teamwork. There is no ‘I’ in ‘Team,’ and that was very obvious with this new team,” she said. Farrar senses a “new Black Press of America.”

“I think everyone at NNPA will be proud to call themselves members and I see new publishers who will want to join. I am so proud to be a member of this board,” she said. Andrews, the publisher of the New Journal & Guide in Norfolk, Va., said she believes the new administration has begun a bonding process that’s necessary in creating a strong team for the NNPA membership. “Rather than a retreat, I would call our two-day gathering an advance,” Andrews said. “By that I mean the energy and synergy in the room suggested that those present were on board to work together in moving the organization forward and excited about the direction given by Board Chair Karen Carter Richards,” she said. “I am so happy to share that the Board of Director’s informal retreat exceeded my hopes and expectations,” said Hampton, the publisher of the Mississippi Link in Jackson. “I am leaving Houston energized, ignited and ready to do my part in fulfilling the mission of the association and the needs of member publishers throughout the nation,” Hampton said. “Regardless of our various backgrounds, size of the market, or size of publication, we are more alike than we are different because our needs are practically the same. This board, with the assistance of an excellent facilitator, connected in a way that convinced me we can reach new and greater heights of success,” Hampton said. “There is no doubt in my mind that the right leadership is in place and we will work side by side as we allow our CEO, Dr. Ben Chavis and his staff carry out the needs of the officers and members of NNPA,” she said. For Richards, who publishes the Houston Forward Times, the gathering is just a foregleam of good things to come for the NNPA. She said the informal gathering, which included all who comprise the NNPA executive committee, helped to jumpstart what’s sure to be a banner year in 2020, the 80th anniversary of the storied organization. “It was insightful, reaffirming, marvelous, and encouraging. Everyone was energized and grateful,” Richards said. “There’s going to be a rebranding of the NNPA. After so much that we’ve been through to this point, we want us to all be of one accord and come together and identify, understand, and come up with solutions to address the needs of the member publishers,” Richards said. “The mission is to elevate the NNPA. This is what has to be done because we are the original Black Press of America,” she said. “There’s a lot of work to be done, but we’re going to have fun doing it.” The NNPA “is now especially blessed with an outstanding, competent, and well-experienced executive board leadership team led by NNPA Chair Karen Carter Richards,” said Chavis. “The two-day informal board retreat in Houston was a celebration of our new leadership and revived spirit to sustain the present and future transformative legacy of the publishing excellence of the Black Press of America via print, digital, and social media,” Chavis said.


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was reaching out to the governor asking him to address some of the problems specific to African Americans in the state. As the homeless problem started to become more noticeable in Stockton, Ray says she and her daughter would see women, some of them mentally ill, walking around “free-bleeding” during their menstrual cycles. Disturbed by what they saw, they decided to package bags of women’s sanitary hygiene products – washes, wipes, tampons and napkins, etc. - and hand them out to homeless women.  Soon, what they began as a one-time goodwill gesture grew into a non-profit they started and still run called Bags of Hope. In their first year, Ray and her daughter handed out 30 bags of the feminine products every month. Between 2017 and 2018, as the homelessness crisis spiraled in their city, they donated about 65 bags every month to homeless women in Stockton. This year, Ray says they have been fortunate to reach about 100 women living in shelters and on the streets every month.   Most of the funding they use to buy the products comes from donations from local businesses and individuals and a gala they hold once a year. The biggest gift  their organization has received so  far came from the Black Employee Network at Proctor and Gamble. “Doing the work of  Bags of Hope  is a kind of ministry,” says Ray. “Helping other homeless people, gives me and my family hope now that we find ourselves in the same situation. There is no reason to be ashamed. We are not homeless because we are bad people, bad parents or we are lazy. There are investors, buying up properties in neighborhoods, raising the cost of housing, and pushing people out of places where they have been living for years.” Ray, her husband, daughter and son, who is autistic, became homeless in May of this year. It was about eight months after Blue Shield of California laid her off last September along with about 400 other employees. Ray’s husband is a diabetic who became permanently disabled seven years ago after doctors amputated one of his feet following an injury. After her layoff last year, the couple scraped up money together to continue paying their $1,200 monthly rent - until January. That’s when the landlord increased their rent to $1340, which Ray says they “simply could not afford.” After getting help from her church and making payment arrangements with the landlord for the next couple of months, the family fell behind on rent payments and agreed to move out. Because every apartment or house they looked at before they left their rented home cost between $1,500 and $1,700 a month, the family decided to move into the hotel where they currently live.   Fortunately for Ray, she landed her current job on June 24, this year. But with the high weekly hotel cost, almost “every dime we earn,” says Ray, from her salary and her husband’s disability payment, goes toward their hotel bill. Around the time Ray and her family moved into the hotel in May, Gov. Newsom presented his revised 2019-20 budget to the legislature with unprecedented spending in it to take on the state’s homelessness crisis. The state plans to invest approximately $2.7 billion on shelters, prevention, support services, and more, as well as funding new affordable housing initiatives, according to Christopher Martin, Legislative Advocate for Housing California, a Sacramento-based organization focused on helping to solve California’s homelessness problem. The budget took effect July 1. Then, two weeks ago, Gov. Newsom signed into law AB 101, a trailer bill detailing budget dollars and issuing guidelines on how the monies allocated to fight homelessness will be spent. A provision tucked into the bill now prevents local governments from blocking the building of homeless shelters and navigation centers in

Governor Gavin Newsom signs AB 392 “California Act to Save Lives” with family members and advocates standing by his side along with the author Assemblymember, Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and legislative leaders August 19, 2019.

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communities across the state. A few of the budget items in AB 101 are: a $45.9 million allocation to support Census outreach to hard-tocount communities; $25 million to support housing and benefits for homeless people who are disabled; and $16.4 million in rental assistance for former prisoners .   About $250 million in the state budget will be funneled to counties across the state to fund homeless initiatives. Together, California’s counties and  cities will receive a total of $650 million from the state over the next year for homeless housing, assistance and prevention programs. Cheshire told California Black Media that his team is coming up with ideas for the most effective ways to spend the new state funding in San Joaquin County so they can help families like Ray’s. But it is still too early, he says, to share those plans because they are not yet finalized and the state has not yet released the money. Most of the money will start to kick in after April of 2020, says Martin. As Ray balances adjusting to her new day job with the difficulties of being homeless, and helping other homeless women through  the work of Bags of Hope, she remains upbeat and optimistic. “I can’t go out and preach love, light and strength and have a negative spirit,” she says. “No matter what I’m facing.”

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My platform is to focus on helping individuals who want to extend their education no matter the circumstances of their financial status. The first focus would be for individuals who come from a first-generation background where their parents/guardians have never been exposed to a higher education other than receiving a high school diploma or GED. My second focus would be for low-income individuals who come from a tough financial background where furthering their education would be difficult. Everyone should have the ability to be able to be achieve their future outcome by wanting to achieve a higher degree of education. Under any circumstances, individuals should not let problems get in the way of them wanting to pursue their dreams.

Celebrating 100 Years September 8th, 2019

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Thanks to the“Moral Strength”of Black Legislative Caucus Chair Shirley Weber Who Led Effort By Tanu Henry California Black Media Today Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law one of the strongest measures in the country intended to deter police officers from killing civilians while pursuing criminal suspects. After a grueling yearlong process that survived bitter fights, tense negotiations and impassioned speeches, on July 8 the Senate voted 29-1 to pass AB 392, the California Act to Save Lives. In May, law enforcement organizations, once staunch opponents of the bill, held a private meeting with the governor and members of the legislature and reached common ground on some of the language in the legislation. Advocates of the bill said those amendments helped the bill gain wider support among members of the Assembly and Senate, many of whom were strongly opposed when the proposal was first introduced. Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) introduced the legislation she co-authored with Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento). Both lawmakers are African American. Inspired in part by the 2018 shooting of an unarmed 22-year-old African-American man, Stephon Alonzo Clark, by police officers in Sacramento, the bill proposes changes to California’s penal code regarding “justifiable homicides” by “peace officers.” It’s language requires cops to only use deadly force “in defense of human life” when a suspect poses an “imminent threat of death or serious boldly injury to themselves or others.” Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) championed the bill in the Senate. “With so many unnecessary deaths, I think everyone agrees that we need to change how deadly force is used in California,” said Weber, who is also chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus. “We can now move a policy forward that will save lives and change the culture of policing in California.” The bill, which was initially sponsored by the civil justice group Black Lives Matter (BLM), also calls for police officers to rely on training and exhaust all resources available to them, whenever possible, before shooting to kill. The bill defines “imminent harm” as a threat that must be “instantly confronted.” It rules out fear of future harm no matter how great or likely the potential danger is. In April, the “Act to Save Lives” cleared its first hurdle when the Assembly Public Safety Committee voted 5-2 in favor of the legislation. Shortly after, state law enforcement groups – including the California Highway Patrol, the Peace Officers Research Association of California and the California State Sheriffs’ Association – announced that they had taken a neutral position and would no longer oppose the proposal after meeting with Gov. Newsom to smooth out differences. When Weber presented the revised version of AB392 with the input of the police groups, Black Lives Matter dropped its sponsorship. “We knew that it would be an uphill battle, especially

with police associations opposing the bill,” said Melina Abdullah, co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter. “Unfortunately, in efforts to get law enforcement to lift their opposition, the bill was so significantly amended that it is no longer the kind of meaningful legislation we can support.” In its original form, AB 392 explicitly redefined the state’s legal standard for police officers’ use of lethal force, replacing the description “reasonable” with “necessary.” Necessary force, it spelled out, is when “there is no reasonable alternative.” Although the word “necessary” remains in the current language of the law, its definition has been omitted, leaving it up to the courts to determine on a case-by-case basis. After the revisions, the bill now requires investigators and prosecutors to consider “the totality of circumstances” leading up to a police officer’s use of lethal force. Before the passing of AB 392, the law only took into account the immediate actions taken before the shooting. This latest iteration of AB 392 also allows for the behavior of the suspect to be examined. “This is an important bill, one that will help restore community trust in our criminal justice system,” said Governor Newsom. “I would like to thank Assemblymember Weber, Senate Pro Tem Atkins, Speaker Rendon and our legislative leaders who all worked tirelessly to get us to this point.” In California, there have been more incidents of police officers using lethal force against African Americans and Latinos than in any other state. In 2017 alone, cops killed 172 civilians. Latinos made up a disproportionate 47.1 percent of that total number, and Blacks accounted for 15.1 percent. “We are proud to stand with Assemblymember Weber in support of AB 392,” said Peter Bibring, Police Practices Director for the The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California. The ACLU is a leading supporter of the legislation. “For far too long, California has ignored the problem of deadly police shootings, their devastating aftermath on families and communities, and the enormous racial disparities that accompany these shootings,” he said. “This groundbreaking bill draws directly from use of force policies that individual law enforcement agencies have successfully adopted throughout the country.” Abdullah insists some of the changes to the bill are “problematic.” But, overall, she still sees it as progress. “We still think its important legislation,” she says. “Just not as far-reaching as we hoped it would be.” Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) says AB 392 would move California from being one of the most permissive states when it comes to the use of police force to one of the toughest. “We need this resolution to save lives, protect public safety, and guarantee justice in every community,” he says.

“BC Ride for Free” Returns - Bakersfield College Students Can Ride Kern Transit for Free Bakersfield, CA (August 19, 2019)  - For the second year in a row, Kern Transit will be offering free rides to all enrolled Bakersfield College students with a valid student ID on all 100-numbered routes. Free rides begin when the fall semester starts on Saturday, August 24, 2019 and continue through the end of finals week on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The program resumes again when the spring semester starts in January 2020.  Using Kern Transit eliminates the challenges students face with traffic and parking, providing a stress free ride that can also provide extra study time. Additionally,  students may ride free on all 100-numbered routes, not just on routes to and from the school, saving money by commuting all around Kern County. Kern County Public Works and Kern Transit are proud to support the students of Kern County. “Kern Transit is extremely happy that we can continue this free ridership program for a second academic year for all enrolled BC students. We love that students are also learning the value of regional transportation and the role it can play in improving air quality for us now and into the future,” said Bob Neath, Public Works Manager for Kern Transit. BC students have used the Kern Transit free ride

service over 25,000 times since the program started last fall. Some students have taken the free rides to BC from as far away as Tehachapi, Delano and Frazier Park. These efforts are funded by a grant from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program, which provides operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emission and improve mobility, with a priority of serving disadvantaged communities. “I’m very thankful to Kern Transit for offering free rides to BC students.  It’s made my life a lot easier.  Now I don’t have to scramble to find cash to gas up my car, or search for parking before class,” said  Bakersfield  College student Demitrius Daniel.  “Last year I was able to use the time on the ride to do homework, study for my exams or just relax from a long day.  I was able to really utilize my time management skills,” he added.  Kern Transit provides passenger bus service between and in the rural communities of Kern County. There are 16 fixed transit routes, and Dial-A-Ride (DAR) service available in most communities. Kern Transit is committed to offering affordable alternatives to commuters in the form of convenient, environmentally-friendly public transportation. For more information about services and routes, please visit KernTransit.org or call (800) 323-2396.

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