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KOA has said the woman fired. “It’s so important for other Black dancers to see a support system and represent that American dream.” sue a ticket Jessica and Franklin Richardson, the couple, said they for j possibility, a future for themselves, in a world that still Since joining the American Ballet Theatre in 2001, didn’t realize they needed a reservation and would have doesn’t include many other Black ballerinas,” Copeland Copeland has gone on to be inducted into the Boys & said. Girls Club National Hall of Fame; serve on the President’s left if asked. “There’s definitely still a glass ceiling in the ballet Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, under the world,” Copeland continued. “There’s only one Black Obama administration; publish three books, including the principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre in their New York Times Bestselling memoir, “Life in Motion;” entire almost 80-year history and a lot of people don’t have secure her own clothing line with Under Armour; and the understanding that just because it’s been done once, receive an honorary doctorate from the University of doesn’t meant that that problem goes away… having one Hartford. All the while Copeland has been an ardent beliver Black president didn’t mean that racism didn’t exist.” in reminding others that “representation is important.” “If I didn’t have art in my life, then I wouldn’t be “I’m still a Black ballerina and a Black woman in this the articulate, confident person that I am today. Fields in world and that doesn’t just disappear with titles,” Copeland STEM are important but the arts are also so vital… not said. “The more I use my visibility, my platform, my voice, every child learns the same way and sometimes the missing to continue to speak about diversity both in front of the NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A longshot candidate for link is art.” scenes and behind them, the more I’ll be able to help Louisiana governor is facing backlash for using a racist Growing up as the fourth child of six in underserved change the directory of dance.” areas of San Pedro, California, Copeland spoke to a time “A lot of underserved areas and youth either don’t epithet on talk radio. Gary Landrieu, a white independent, was on WGSO where she and her five other siblings found themselves all receive access to dance courses or don’t receive quality living in a small motel after her mother’s marriage to her training, which limits their chances of going even further radio in New Orleans this week. The Advocate reports he fourth husband became abusive — both emotionally and when that time comes,” Copeland continued. “My hope, is was talking about names used against him when he was physically — to Copeland’s mother and all of her children. that with my platform, I can continue this conversation to a child. One was a racially offensive term used against Despite the economic and social hardships, Copeland bring about change, to show younger people how to own people who support African-Americans. Book Cover for Life In Motion memoir. / Wikimedia said that she was able to find solace and her voice through their own power, to embrace who they are, to walk in their A Gary Landrieu spokeswoman said he was just Commons the world of dance. At the age of 13, the ballet lessons that own path and to be represented.” bluntly explaining his childhood experiences as a nephew of former Mayor Moon Landrieu, who had championed civil rights. Gary Landrieu’s campaign stances are starkly different from those of his famous relatives. For instance, he calls for protection of Confederate monuments. His cousin, former Mayor Mitch Landrieu, worked to remove three monuments to Confederate figures from New Orleans streets.

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2 SoCal Youths Killed in Shooting MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – Riverside County homicide detectives are investigating the shooting deaths of two youths. The Sheriff’s Department says working on another incident heard gunfire early Saturday morning in Moreno Valley and found two male juveniles who had been shot. One died at the scene and the other died at a hospital. The victims have been identified but the names are not being released.

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In August 2018, the National Newspaper Publishers Association began a series on the transatlantic slave trade. The series started in conjunction with the annual United Nations International Day of Remembrance. With the observance of the first African landing in America, some question whether it’s the 400th or 500th anniversary. Historians point out that the 400th anniversary is the 400th year of the Anglo-centric history of Africans in the Americas. “Dating the history of Africans in North America to 400 years ago reinforces this narrative of English superiority,” Greg Carr, the Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University, told Time. com. “Remembering the Spanish and indigenous sides of the history is more important now than ever as the people are closing the borders to those who are descendants from people who were here when you came,” Carr said. In his 2013 PBS documentary, “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., said slavery was always an essential ingredient of the American experiment. Gates called slavery, “The supreme hypocrisy,” and “capitalism gone berserk.” The first African to come to North America was a free man who accompanied Spanish explorers to Florida in 1513 – or 106 years before the 20 Africans who were kidnapped and brought to Point Comfort, Va., in 1619, Gates said. “The father of our country was one of its largest slave owners,” Gates said in the documentary. “Because of the profound disconnect between principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and the simultaneous practice of slavery, we’ve had historical amnesia about slavery,” he said. Indeed, the slave trade began in the 15th century, said Boniface Chidyausiku of Zimbabwe. It was driven by colonial expansion, emerging capitalist economies and the insatiable demand for commodities – with racism and discrimination serving to legitimize the trade, Chidyausiku said. Chidyausiku, then the acting president of the United Nations General Assembly, made the remarks in 2007 during the UN’s observance of the 200th anniversary of the end of the transatlantic slave trade. “Fortunes were made, and financial institutions flourished on the back of human bondage…[so] today’s commemoration must encourage everyone to live up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which says: ‘All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, and to redouble efforts to stop human trafficking and all forms of modern slavery,’” said Chidyausiku, who who is now 69. Michael Guasco, a historian at Davidson College and author of “Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World,” suggests it’s the 500th anniversary. “There’s a Hispanic heritage that predates the U.S., and there’s a tendency for people to willingly forget or omit the early history of Florida, Texas, and California, particularly as the politics of today want to push back against Spanish language and immigration from Latin America,” Guasco Continued on page A7

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Congress of Black Women to Honor Shirley Chisholm By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent
 On Sunday, September 15, the National Congress of Black Women will celebrate its 35th annual brunch in the Thurgood Marshall Room of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The non-profit dedicated to the educational, political, economic and cultural development of Black women, will also honor the 50th anniversary of Shirley Chisholm’s election to Congress. “We in the National Congress of Black Women consider it an honor to tell the stories of Black women and to remember them at our events as well as in our daily activities,” said Dr. E. Faye Williams, president, and CEO of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. “We are inspired by so many of them – especially Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm,” Williams said. “Black women are awesome, but unfortunately, our true stories don’t always make the news. Mrs. Chisholm was our founder along with many great women like Dr. C. DeLores Tucker, Dr. Lezli Baskerville, Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and the Honorable Alexis Herman,” Williams said. In 1968, Chisholm became the first Black woman to serve in Congress. In 1972, Chisholm became the first Black woman to seek the nomination for President of the United States from a major political party. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 30, 1924, Chisholm was the oldest of four daughters to Charles St. Hill, a factory worker from Guyana, and Ruby Seale St. Hill, a seamstress from Barbados. Her motto and the title of her autobiography, “Unbought and Unbossed,” illustrates her outspoken advocacy for women and minorities during her seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Williams said. Chisholm died in 2005 at the age of 81. The 10 a.m. brunch will include a special tribute to Chisholm by Congresswomen Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Barbara Lee (D-Texas). During the 35th celebration, the National Congress of Black Women will also honor Congresswomen Lucy McBath (D-GA), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Jahana Hayes (D-Conn., Lauren Underwood (D-IL), and

Shirley Chisholm, Congresswoman from New York, looking at list of numbers posted on a wall, 2 November 1965, Library of Congress. (New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. Roger Higgins, World Telegram staff photographer)

Ilhan Omar (D-MN). “Several women serving in Congress today were inspired by Mrs. Chisholm. They will be at our event to pay tribute to her. When I see the newest group of Congresswomen, I can see the influence of Mrs. Chisholm in their actions, and I am so proud of them,” Williams said. “They are not just pathfinders. They are trailblazers. I love their spirit and their courage, and I know that their terms in Congress will definitely make a difference for other Black women as well as our community in general,” she said. Joining the organization at the brunch will be three descendants of Harriet Tubman, and Alelia Bundles, a descendant of Madame C.J. Walker. “We will also be introducing an initiative called, ‘Healing the Wounds of Circumstance,’” Williams said. “Your readers will hear a lot more about this initiative soon,” she said.

Lost African American Cemetery is Found TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – More than 120 coffins from a lost African American cemetery appear to be buried on the grounds of a Florida public housing complex. The Tampa Bay Times reports a contractor using ground-penetrating radar discovered the coffins. They appear to be part of Tampa’s lost Zion Cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1901 and is believed to be the city’s first African American burial ground. But the cemetery disappeared nearly a century ago when the 2.5-acre burial ground was parceled off for white development. The Tampa Bay Times began looking for the lost cemetery last year and published a story in June that led the city and Tampa Bay Housing Authority to research the site. It’s possible more bodies are buried on the site where five apartment buildings now stand.

Punching Teen in Face Reasonable? - Not So Much INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis Police Chief Bryan Roach says it was not “reasonable” for one of his officers to punch a teenager in the face during a confrontation outside a school captured in a video posted on social media. The Indianapolis Star reports Roach said in a statement Saturday, “The video shows a clear image of a closed fist punch to the face, a technique which is not taught or reasonable given the facts known to us at this time.” Roach said the officer has been suspended without pay and the incident is being investigated internally. The officer’s name hasn’t been released. He was among officers called to Shortridge High School on Thursday for a large fight. The video shows the black 17-year-old boy falling to the ground. The officer is white.


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By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Ibram X. Kendi admittedly once trivialized racism. The American University professor placed some of the blame for race relations in America on blacks. In a speech delivered in 2000, while he was still in high school, Kendi suggested African Americans were too busy blaming their lot in life on racism life instead of being more proactive. Today, the National Book Award-winning author is delivering a new take on racism in America through his latest work, “How to Be an Antiracist” (320 pages; One World Publishing). Kendi says that many Americans are smitten with the thought that they can somehow avoid being labeled as a racist only by a passive attempt at treating others as equals. “When a person says that they are colorblind, to me, that means they are blind to racism, and they’re blind to differences,” Kendi told NBC News. “People who say they don’t see race is not seeing the diversity of humanity, whether that diversity is about skin color, or hair texture, or culture,” he said. In “How to Be an Antiracist,” Kendi explains that his concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America. On his webpage, Kendi writes that even more fundamentally, his concept “points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.” Instead of working with the policies and system in place, Kendi asks his readers to think about what an antiracist society might look like. He questions how all can play an active role in building it. Kendi weaves together a combination of ethics, history, law, and science – including the story of what he said is his awakening to antiracism. A New York Times reviewer wrote: “What do you do after you have written  [Kendi’s previous book] “Stamped From the Beginning,” an awardwinning history of racist ideas?... If you’re Ibram X. Kendi, you craft another stunner of a book... What emerges from these insights is the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind, a confessional of selfexamination that may, in fact, be our best chance to free ourselves from our national nightmare.” Publishers Weekly reviewers wrote: “A boldly articulated, historically informed explanation of what exactly racist ideas and thinking are... [Kendi’s] prose is thoughtful, sincere, and polished. This powerful book will spark many conversations.” And, Kirkus Reviews said: “A combination of memoir and extension of [Kendi’s]

towering Stamped from the Beginning... Never wavering... Kendi methodically examines racism through numerous lenses: power, biology, ethnicity, body, culture, and so forth... This unsparing honesty helps readers, both white and people of color, navigate this difficult intellectual territory... Essential.” Born in New York in 1982, Kendi’s parents were student activists and Christians inspired by Black liberation theology.  He attended Florida A&M University, where he majored in journalism and freelanced for several Florida newspapers, and later, he interned at USA Today Sports Weekly, The Mobile [Ala.] Register  and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In 2004, Kendi graduated from Florida A&M with a degree in African American Studies. At 27 years old, he earned his doctoral degree in African American Studies from Temple University in 2010. A year earlier, Kendi took a job as an assistant professor of African American history at the State University of New York at Oneonta. He became a full professor at 34 years old. According to his biography, Kendi has been visiting professor at Brown University, a 2013 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, and postdoctoral fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis.  He has also resided at The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress as the American Historical Association’s 2010-2011 J. Franklin Jameson Fellow in American History.  In the summer of 2011, Kendi lived in Chicago as a short-term fellow in African American Studies through the Black Metropolis Research Consortium.  He has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of other universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries, including the Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, University of Chicago, Wayne State University, Emory University, Duke University, Princeton University, UCLA, Washington University, Wake Forest University, and the historical societies of Kentucky and Southern California. In his new book, Kenzi noted that “racial inequity is a problem of bad policy, not bad people.” He says, “denial is the heartbeat of racism,” and “being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination.” The book is available by scanning over the picture with the “Observer Interactive” App.

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A Determined African American Culture Education in the Segregated South: By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent
 During segregation, Black schools in the South focused on building an environment of success for community children. Educator, activist and youth worker Derrick R. Brooms said black schools served multiple purposes – particularly during the Jim Crow era. “There are ways in which some Black schools during that era served as both fugitive and liberation spaces and opportunities,” Brooms wrote on Twitter. “It was in these spaces that many black communities saw, supported, and invested in multiple possibilities,” Brooms said. The conversation started on social media last month when Imani Perry, a Hughes Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, urged her more than 60,000 Twitter followers to not believe the myth that the schools were terrible pre-desegregation. “There’s an extraordinary body of black education history that tells otherwise,” Perry said. As examples, Perry provided James Anderson, Vanessa Siddle Walker, Michael Fultz, Heater Williams and Valinda Littlefield. Anderson is the author of, “The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935” which received the Outstanding Book Award of the American Educational Research Association. He is also co-editor of New Perspectives on Black Educational History and has published numerous articles and book chapters on the history of education. “The long struggle over the development of education in the postbellum South occurred in large part because no dominant class could convince the freed people that its conception of education reflected a natural and proper social order,” Anderson wrote in “The Education of Blacks in the South.” “There was nothing inevitable about the former slaves’ ability to resist these competing ideologies of education and society and pursue their own course. They had spent much time preparing themselves for the moment when they could act in ways more consonant with beliefs sacred to them that could not be expressed before emancipation. Blacks soon made it apparent that they were committed to training their young for futures that prefigured full equality and autonomy,” Anderson said. Walker is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American Educational Studies. For 25 years, she has explored the segregated schooling of African American children. Walker considered the climate that permeated segregated schools, the network of professional collaborations that explains the similarity across schools, and the hidden systems of advocacy that demanded equality and justice for the children in the schools. “Although Black schools were indeed commonly lacking in facilities and funding, some evidence suggests that the environment of the segregated school had affective traits, institutional policies, and community support that helped Black children learn in spite of the neglect their schools received from white school boards,” Walker wrote in her 1996 book, “Their Highest Potential.”

“Most notably, in one of the earliest accountings by Thomas Sowell, the schools are remembered as having atmospheres where support, encouragement, and rigid standards, combined to enhance students’ self-worth and increase their aspirations to achieve,” Walker said. Fultz is an emeritus professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies. He received his Ed.M. and Ed.D. at Harvard Graduate School of Education and taught there in the Administration, Planning and Social Policy program for three years before moving to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. His teaching and research interests focus on the history of American Education, the history of African American education, and Urban Education. “From the 1880s through the 1920s, the adage, ‘As is the teacher, so is the school,’ was commonplace in the rhetorical repertoire of African American educators in the South,” Fultz wrote in a 2008 article titled, “As is the Teacher, So is the School: Future Directions in the Historiography of African American Teachers.” “The essence of its meaning lingered throughout de jure segregation. Its expression encompassed vital themes related to the need and demand for a ‘sound professionalism’ among the expanding number of African American teachers in the region,” he wrote. “Its significance flowed from a self-evident logic, implicitly understood and fundamentally contested, by both black and white southerners: the ‘fate of the race’ depended on its schools; the quality of those schools depended on the quality of the teachers they had; and the quality of the teachers depended upon their character, dedication, and professional training,” Fultz wrote. “Ambrose Caliver, the first African American research specialist, hired by the U.S. Office of Education, reduced the issues to a single sentence, ‘In the hands of the Negro teachers rests the destiny of the race.’” In her book, “Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom,” Williams said she “moves across time to examine African Americans’ relationship to literacy during slavery, during the Civil War, and in the first decades of freedom.” The book traces the historical antecedents to freed people’s intense desire to become literate. It demonstrates how the visions of enslaved African Americans emerged into plans and action once slavery ended. Littlefield works at the University of South Carolina. She’s a scholar of the history of women, African Americans, and education with an emphasis on southern African American women and African American history from 1877 to the present. The University of Illinois Press will publish her book on southern African American women schoolteachers during the Jim Crow era. “Read Black memoirs or talk to your grandparents,” Perry said. “One of the reasons I’ve written about Black formalism is that even scholars circulate the myth that Black people had nothing and built nothing in the segregated South,” she said.

Soccer Marred by Racist Abuse By DANIELLA MATAR Associated Press MILAN (AP) – Inter Milan's 2-1 win at Cagliari was marred by another racist incident at the Sardegna Arena in their Italian league game on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku converted Inter's winning penalty kick in the 72nd minute and then glared at home fans behind the goal as they had been racially abusing the former Manchester United player. Everton forward Moise Kean, who is also black, was subject to racist abuse when he played against Cagliari for Juventus last season , as was Blaise Matuidi the year before. Sunday's latest incident took the gloss off what was Lukaku's second goal in as many games for Inter and the team's second straight win under Antonio Conte after last week's 4-0 victory over newly promoted Lecce in the Nerazzurri's opener. “I didn't hear it so I can't comment,” Conte said when asked about the racist abuse. “But I can talk in general: I think that in Italy we have to improve, to respect everyone. “When you're abroad there's more respect, the fans think only about encouraging their team.” Lautaro Martinez had given Inter the lead in the 28th but Joao Pedro headed in Nahitan Nandez's cross five

minutes into the second half to level. Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi thumped a free kick off the crossbar but won the penalty shortly after when he was tripped by Fabio Pisacane. A 1-1 draw in the Rome derby was an appropriate result amid unusual solidarity between normally warring supporters of Lazio and Roma following the shooting death of a high-profile fan. Both ends of the Stadio Olimpico paid tribute to Fabrizio “Diabolik” Piscitelli, the former Lazio “ultras” chief who was shot dead at point-blank range in an unsolved murder last month. Roma went ahead with a first-half penalty from Aleksandar Kolarov, after Edin Dzeko's effort came off Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's arm, and Luis Alberto equalized for Lazio after the break. Despite stifling humidity, the match was highly entertaining and featured six shots off the woodwork - four by Lazio (Lucas Leiva, Ciro Immobile, Joaquin Correa and Marco Parolo) and two by Roma (both by Nicolo Zaniolo). Lazio also had a potential winner from Manuel Lazzari disallowed in the closing minutes for offside.

Washington DC, USA, 1951. Student traffic controllers are waiting to be deployment at an intersection in Washinton DC. (Photo iStockphoto / NNPA)


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In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 photo Deacon John Moore shows a photo of himself performing at the New Orleans Pop Festival, in his home in New Orleans. Fifty years ago, a couple weeks after the Woodstock music festival drew hundreds of thousands to farmland in New York, there was a smaller, bayou-country re-enactment of sorts. It was called the New Orleans Pop Festival, although it took place 60 miles away, it featured several of the same acts as Woodstock. Also on hand was Deacon John, who at 78 is still a renowned New Orleans performer. GERALD HERBERT AP PHOTO

Woodstock? Nope. This Fest was in Prairieville, Louisiana

By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ August, 1969. Thousands of long-haired young people, some nude or nearly so, populate the rural landscape. Janis Joplin, Santana, and the Grateful Dead are among the featured acts and the air is thick with the sound of rock and the smell of marijuana. Woodstock? Nope. Prairieville. Prairieville, Louisiana. Fifty years ago, in Woodstock's wake, an estimated 30,000 people jammed into, or camped outside of, a speedway in Prairieville, 65 miles (104.6 kilometers) westnorthwest of New Orleans, for what was dubbed the New Orleans Pop Festival. It was a bayou-country re-enactment of sorts.

It was smaller than Woodstock, which had drawn an estimated 400,000 to farmland in New York two weeks earlier. But there was a similar hippie vibe at the Louisiana festival, says John Moore, aka Deacon John, the New Orleans guitar virtuoso and vocalist who is still performing 50 years later. “We wanted to emulate Woodstock by showing that New Orleans, despite its location in the Deep South, which was, you know, the harbinger of hatred and evil and racism _ and all the anti-war stuff was going on _ we wanted to show them that New Orleans could have a festival, too, without any violence,” Moore said in an interview. He was in his New Orleans home, crowded with guitars and

other instruments, folders crammed with sheet music and memorabilia including a poster and program from the festival. Some of the widely famous acts that played Woodstock also played at Prairieville, including Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, and Country Joe & the Fish, whose “I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die-Rag” became an antiVietnam war anthem. Jimi Hendrix was not there to repeat his Woodstock performance. But Deacon John, then 28, was. He recalls giving the crowd a taste of Hendrix with song selection – “We played `Foxy Lady”' _ and attire. “I had my tie-dyed headband on, with my bell-bottom blue jeans and my tie-dyed shirt,” Moore said. Clad in what

Wife says Hart ‘Going to be Fine’ After Car Crash

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic actor Kevin Hart’s wife says he’s “going to be just fine” following a weekend car crash that left him with a major back injury. Eniko Hart was questioned by a TMZ reporter while visiting him at the hospital Monday. She gave no details beyond that assurance, and the actor’s press representatives did not immediately return messages seeking comment. Hart was a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that went off a highway above Malibu in the early morning hours of Sunday. It rolled down an embankment, after police said the driver lost control while turning from a canyon road onto Mulholland Highway. The 40-year-old Hart and the car’s driver, Jared Black, both had back injuries. Another passenger, 31-year-old Rebecca Broxterman, only complained of pain.

is now his customary performance garb _ jacket, tie, shortbrimmed hat _ he beamed at the memory of the festival, showing off a poster and program and pictures of himself in the `60s, sporting an Afro and mutton-chop sideburns. One archived news account says a dozen people were arrested for sale and possession of marijuana and that doctors reported treating about 30 for bad LSD trips. Nobody could say that anyone who wound up in jail or ill hadn't been warned. The program urged abstention from drugs from uncertain sources that might be “improperly manufactured.” And a poster prominently warned of plainclothes detectives in the crowd. Festival promoters explained in the program that they went to great lengths to persuade speedway owners and local authorities to let the festival happen. “Festival staff would like to remind you that there are people outside of this stadium who don't dig the sounds you'll hear this weekend, who don't like our hair, or our clothes, or our ideas, and they are waiting for us to blow our cool,” the program said. There were similar festivals that weekend in Lewiston, Texas, and Tenino, Washington, and all three went off with no reports of major incidents. Traffic backups were reported near the Prairieville site, but, an Associated Press story following the festival's close was largely positive. Among those pleased: “The area merchants ... who reaped a harvest from the flower children and were astonished at their unexpected good behavior.” Subsequent festivals have had their ups and downs. Months later, a festival at Altamont Speedway in California would be marked by violence, including a stabbing death. In 1971, another attempt to produce a Woodstock-inspired fest in the community of McCrea, Louisiana, was deemed a chaotic, drug-infused failure, linked to at least two drowning deaths in the Atchafalaya River. The travails were chronicled in news accounts and a documentary, McCrae 1971, made by two Southeastern Louisiana University Students. But, 50 years later, the New Orleans Pop Festival appears to have been a peaceful, hippie-era success. “We wanted to show that a sizeable portion of the Southern population, in the Deep South, could get together with peace and love and brotherhood,” Moore said, later adding, “It did go off pretty well.”

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, actor Kevin Hart gestures during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers in Los Angeles. Hart has been injured in a car crash in the hills above Malibu on Sunday, Sept. 1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Rapper Arrested after Alleged Assault of Employee LAS VEGAS (AP) – Police in Las Vegas say rapper Fetty Wap was arrested after allegedly assaulting an employee at a hotel. Police say the 28-year-old whose real name is Willie Maxwell was arrested Sunday morning on three counts of battery. Local news reports say he hit a parking attendant after getting into an argument. Fetty Wap performed at the MTV Video Music Awards last week. He was arrested in November 2017 and charged with DUI after policy say he was caught drag racing another car on a New York City highway.

In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 photo, a promotional poster for the New Orleans Pop Festival is shown by Deacon John Moore in his home in New Orleans. Fifty years ago, a couple weeks after the Woodstock music festival drew hundreds of thousands to farmland in New York, there was a smaller, bayou-country re-enactment of sorts. It was called the New Orleans Pop Festival, although it took place 60 miles away, it featured several of the same acts as Woodstock. Also on hand was Deacon John, who at 78 is still a renowned New Orleans performer. GERALD HERBERT AP PHOTO


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PUBLIC NOTICE 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 ������������������������������� 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. 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 ������������������������������� 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,

PUBLIC NOTICE 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 Petitioner: 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 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

PUBLIC NOTICE ������������������������������� 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. 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

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NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sept 4, 2019 ������������������������������� 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 Petitioner: 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 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

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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 �������������������������������

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-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 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

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 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5281 Doing business as: V & V TRANSPORT at 1400 Santiago Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 41442, Bakersfield ,Ca. 93384 County: Kern Full name of registrant: VICTOR HUGO VANEGAS GONZALEZ, 1400 Santiago Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Indvidual SIGNED: VICTOR HUGO VANEGAS GONZALEZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Aug 14, 2019 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 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5268 Doing business as: TINT SHOP, THE at 2801 Brundage Ln. Ste C., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: GARY F. HIERONYMUS, 13904 Las Entradas, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Indvidual SIGNED: GARY F. HIERONYMUS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 1, 1991 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 13, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this 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 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5251 Doing business as: MCGILL MANAGED MEDICINE at 11903 Privet Place, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TERRANCE ANTHONY MCGILL, 11903 Privet Place,

PUBLIC NOTICE Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Indvidual SIGNED: TERRANCE ANTHONY MCGILL 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 13, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this 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 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5153 Doing business as: ROCKY’S ELECTRIC at 11108 Camino Majorca, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ROCKY LEE PRITZKAU, 11108 Camino Majorca, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ROCKY LEE PRITZKAU 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 8, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A ZUBELDIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common 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 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5207 Doing business as: NU HOPE at 413 Austin St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DARRELL EDWARD WILKINS, 413 Austin St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Indvidual SIGNED: DARRELL EDWARD WILKINS 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 12, 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 12, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5193 Doing business as: KEEVER TRANSPORT at 1914 Bank St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: KATHLEEN KEEVER PADILLA, 1914 Bank St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Indvidual SIGNED:KATHLEEN KEEVER PADILLA The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Aug 9, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 9, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 9, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5401 Doing business as: MARTINEZ GARDENING at 6614 Tradewinds Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: RUBEN

PUBLIC NOTICE MARTINEZ GUEVARA, 6614 Tradewinds Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: RUBEN MARTINEZ GUEVARA The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/20/2000 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 20, 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 20, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5372 Doing business as: MOORE SMALL FAMILY HOME at 1101 Austin St., Delano, Ca. 93215 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CYNTHIA GRACE GUERRA, 1917 Val Verde Ln., Delano, Ca. 93215 The business is conducted by: Indvidual SIGNED: CYNTHIA GRACE GUERRA The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/01/2016 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 19, 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 19, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5252 Doing business as: J & S EXPRESS at 5701 Woodard Ridge Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: NARINDER SINGH, 5701 Woodard Ridge Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: NARINDER SINGH The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 13, 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 13, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5358 2019-B5359 Doing business as: ALL CITY CUSTOM / CRHOWD at 4501 Goal Point St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CLIFF HOLLOWAY WATTS, 4501 Goal Point St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: CLIFF HOLLOWAY WATTS 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 16, 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 16, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MAGDALENO SANCHEZ aka MAGDALENO M. SANCHEZ, aka MAGDALENO MACIAS SANCHEZ


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002756 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MAGDALENO SANCHEZ aka MAGDALENO M. SANCHEZ, aka MAGDALENO MACIAS SANCHEZ A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SUSIE SANCHEZ HAIL in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that SUSIE SANCHEZ HAIL 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 19, 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. Petitioner: SUSIE SANCHEZ HAIL 309 East I St., TEHACHAPI, CA 93561 Telephone: (661) 917-5887 Fax: E-Mail: In Pro Per

Road Suite B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: 5413 Broad Acres Ave., Bakersfield, CA. 93312 County: Kern Full name of registrant: TUTRINH NGOC LE, 5413 Broad Acres Ave., Bakersfield, CA. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: TUTRINH NGOC LE The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 08/20/2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 20, 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 20, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019

Filed a petition with this court Proposed name ANGEL BROLY NAVARRO 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 19, 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 12, 2019 LINDA S ETIENNE COURT COMMISSIONER Petitioner: ALEXANDRIA RODRIGUEZ, ANGEL ARD NAVARRO 5304 Baja Dr. Bakersfield, CA. 93307 Phone: (661) 564-1315 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2018-B8439 Business Name you wish to abandon: FROSTY KING Street address of business: 1301 Union Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: RIYADH YAHYA MOHA ALMUNTASER, 380 Pacheco Road, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 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: RIYADH YAHYA MOHA ALMUNTASER, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: August 14, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5196 Doing business as: FROSTY KING at 1301 Union Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ZEYAD ALI HUZAIBI, 9322 Campus Park Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Full name of registrant: MAGAD ABDUL AMARY, 331 Pacheco Rd Apt 7D, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: ZEYAD ALI HUZAIBI The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/01/2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 9, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J CHAIDES, 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 9, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5420 Doing business as: NAILS ENVY & SPA at 3726 Coffee

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������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5421 Doing business as: TITAN TECHNICAL at 728 21st Street #2, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 90474, Anchorage, AK. 99517 County: Kern Full name of registrant: ERIC WYNN CASTRO, 3202 Brookside Drive, Anchorage, AK. 99517 Full name of registrant: GUADALUPE VENEGAS CASTRO, 3202 Brookside Drive, Anchorage, AK. 99517 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: ERIC W. CASTRO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 20, 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 20, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-102123 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: NAI’IECE ALI DENNIS FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: NAI’IECE ALI DENNIS for a decree changing names as follows: Present name NAI’IECE ALI DENNIS Filed a petition with this court Proposed name NAI’IECE ALI HUNT 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 9, 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 31, 2019 LINDA S ETIENNE COURT COMMISSIONER Petitioner: NAI’IECE ALI DENNIS 2236 College Ave. Bakersfield, CA. 93306 Phone: (661) 444-2380 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-101925 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: ALEXANDRIA RODRIGUEZ, ANGEL ARD NAVARRO FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ALEXANDRIA RODRIGUEZ, ANGEL ARD NAVARRO for a decree changing names as follows: Present name ANGEL THERON NAVARRO

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5454 Doing business as: TEDENEK ELDER HOME 1 at 13005 Birkenfeld Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MESERET BELACHEW SPRINGER, 11009 Artist Court, Bakersfield, CA. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MESERET BELACHEW SPRINGER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 04/01/2014 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 21, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 21, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5455 Doing business as: TEDENEK ELDER HOME 2 at 13001 Birkenfeld Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MESERET BELACHEW SPRINGER, 11009 Artist Court, Bakersfield, CA. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MESERET BELACHEW SPRINGER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 05/31/2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 21, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 21, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B2300 Business Name you wish to abandon: TEDENEK ELDER HOME Street address of business: 13005 Birkenfeld Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: MESERET BELACHEW SPRINGER, 13005 Birkenfeld Ave., 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: MESERET BELACHEW SPRINGER, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: August 21, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy

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BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B2301 Business Name you wish to abandon: TEDENEK ELDER HOME Street address of business: 13001 Birkenfeld Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: MESERET BELACHEW SPRINGER, 13001 Birkenfeld Ave., 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: MESERET BELACHEW SPRINGER, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: August 21, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B4974 Doing business as: SHINE DETAIL at 504 Curtis Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ERICK GAUNA CARDENAS, 504 Curtis Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ERICK GAUNA CARDENAS 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 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5349 Doing business as: NEW WORLD RECYCLING CENTER at 3301 Jewett Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: HANNAH GRACE LEE, 12707 Holland Park Street, Bakersfield, CA. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: HANNAH GRACE LEE The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 07/01/1993 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 16, 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 16, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5544 Doing business as: RICHARD TAX PREPARATION at 225 Ojeda St., Arvin, Ca. 93203 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: RICHARD DUANE COLEMAN JR, 225 Ojeda St., Arvin, Ca. 93203 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: RICHARD DUANE COLEMAN JR The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 27, 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

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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 23, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 �������������������������������

are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF KERN, 1415 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): REESE LAW GROUP, Michael D. Schoeck, Esq., Bar #277945, 3168 Lionshead Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92010; 760/842-5850 (File No. 284632) DATE (Fecha): 3/4/2019 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS, Clerk (Secretario), by Julie Irvin, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5044 2019-B5045 Doing business as: MYERS PILOT SERVICE & TRANSPORTATION, INC. / MYERS PILOT SERVICE at 9312 Seager Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MYERS PILOT SERVICE & TRANSPORTATION, INC CA., 9312 Seager Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Diane Myers, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 06/12/2014 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: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5520 Doing business as: JM BRANDED at 8909 Broadway Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JESSICA LAURICE FAVROW, 8909 Broadway Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JESSICA LAURICE FAVROW 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 26, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: S REYES, 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 26, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5128 Doing business as: LIONPRIDE at 6410 Daffodil Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: LOGAN RYLEE YODER, 6410 Daffodil Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: LOGAN RYLEE YODER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 08/11/2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 7, 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 7, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5512 Doing business as: SIMPLY HEALTHY CAFE & HOLISTIC HEALTH CENTER at 1420 19th St. Suite A., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: LUCAS MAXIMILIANO POPULIN, 10448 Brimhall Rd., Bakersfield, CA. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: LUCAS MAXIMILIANO POPULIN 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 23, 2019 MARY B BEDARD

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B5499 Business Name you wish to abandon: SIMPLY HEALTHY CAFE & HOLISTIC HEALTH CENTER Street address of business: 1420 19th St., Suite #A, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: LUCAS MAXIMILLIANO POPULIN, 10448 Brimhall 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: Individual SIGNED: LUCAS MAXIMILLIANO POPULIN, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: August 23, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N GARCIA Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5479 Doing business as: CW TRUCKING at 4601 Noella Road, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CHARISSE LAMAR WEBSTER, 4601 Noella Road, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: CHARISSE LAMAR WEBSTER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/01/2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 22, 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 22, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5565 2019-B5566 Doing business as: URBAN HOME / URBAN COMFORT at 3113 Elm St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ANDREA CHRISTINE BLACK, 3113 Elm St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ANDREA CHRISTINE BLACK 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 27, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J CHAIDES, 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 27, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 ������������������������������� SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): BCL-19-011639 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): FRANK J SUBIA, TIFFANY M AVILES YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): UNIVERSAL NORTH AMERICA INSURANCE COMPANY NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5564 Doing business as: E WATKINS INSURANCE AGENCY at 6300 White Lane Suite T, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 9008 Gascony Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Full name of registrant: E WATKINS INSURANCE AGENCY CA, 6300 White Lane Suite T, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: ELESHIA WATKINS, 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: Aug 27, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J CHAIDES, 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 27, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5563 Doing business as: CHESS ENERGY at 5407 Spring Flower Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TAYLOR KEITH ZAVALETA, 5407 Spring Flower Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Full name of registrant: JOHN HALSTEAD, 420 Finely Drive Unit #8, Taft, Ca. 93268 The business is conducted by: CoPartners SIGNED: TAYLOR ZAVALETA 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 27, 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 27, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 �������������������������������

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California Orders Halt to Oil Spill That Has Been Leaking since 2003 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – California state regulators say they’re making new attempts to stop persistent oil spills in the oil-rich Central Valley, including one that has been flowing intermittently for 16 years and may have spilled more than 50 million gallons (189 million liters). The problems stem from the production method used in the oil field about 35 miles (55 kilometers) west of Bakersfield, where steam is injected into the ground to soften the thick crude oil. It is a different process from fracking, which breaks up underground layers of rock. It’s blamed for a surface flow of crude oil since May from near a Chevron well into a dry creek bed. State regulators have now served Chevron with a notice of violation ordering it to halt surface flows at a second site, this one flowing off and on since 2003, KQED News reported Monday. The two sites are about 1,500 feet (460 meters) apart. Officials at the state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, known as DOGGR, said it’s part of a broader effort to enforce a regulation that took effect in April and bans such surface flows. “DOGGR is looking to put an end to their occurrence,” division spokeswoman Theresa Schilling told KQED in an email. The division “is exploring swift next steps to evaluate and investigate the oil field as a whole,” including bringing in independent experts. Gov. Gavin Newsom fired the previous head of DOGGR in July over a recent increase in hydraulic fracturing permits and amid a conflict-of-interest investigation of other division employees.

Chevron spokeswoman Veronica Flores-Paniagua said in a statement that the company’s goal is “the prevention of all seeps” including the one flowing for more than a decade. But she said there has been no harm from that surface flow to people, groundwater, surface water, wildlife or agriculture. The flow has been going on so long that Chevron built a collection facility in 2012. Spilled oil is pumped into a pipeline or sucked up by vacuum trucks. Chevron said about 84 million gallons (318 million liters) have flowed since 2003, of which about 60% to 80% is crude. The rest is water from steam, but the company’s lower estimate means about 51 million gallons of oil has spilled. State regulators said in an email Monday to The Associated Press that the flow “is fully confined to a concrete containment structure and the area is actively vacuumed out by Chevron. This expression is several miles from any community and does not pose a threat to drinking water. Additionally, appropriate actions have been taken to protect the health and safety of workers and the community, as well as the wildlife and the environment.” Regulators ordered Chevron to stop injecting steam into the ground near the spills, among other steps. The problem has been getting worse. Releases grew from an average of about 250 to 1,100 barrels a day in recent years to a peak of 3,000 barrels a day this summer, spiking after the flow began near Chevron’s nearby well in May. Each barrel is 42 gallons (159 liters). The company reported a third, smaller surface spill this month, near the other two.

Donald Trump Gets Statue in Wife’s Homeland of Slovenia

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When triggered, a mechanism opens a red-painted mouth and shark-like teeth appear. Statue creator Tomaz Schlegel said “Like all populists, the statue has two faces.”

SELA PRI KAMNIKU, Slovenia (AP) – There's no mistaking it depicts Donald Trump: a large wooden statue of the U.S. president has been erected in Slovenia, the homeland of his wife Melania. The nearly eight-meter high (26 feet) construction shows Trump with his trademark hair style, blue suit, white shirt and a long red tie. His right arm - fist clenched - is raised high like that of New York’s Statue of Liberty. When triggered, a mechanism opens a red-painted mouth and shark-like teeth appear. Statue creator Tomaz Schlegel said: “Like all populists, the statue has two faces.” The monument built on private property in the sleepy village of Sela pri Kamniku has a temporary permit and has to be removed by Halloween, Oct. 31. Some local villagers, unhappy with its appearance, suggest torching it then.

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In Memorium:

Description: Baxter Leach was one of the 1968 Sanitation Workers whose strike drew Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

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Baxter Leach, a Soldier for Labor By Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell Special to The New Tri-State Defender Baxter Richard Leach used his voice to cry out for the respect and dignity of sanitation workers oppressed by unsanitary and unsafe working conditions and racist attitudes. It all came to a head on Feb. 1, 1968 when two friends and colleagues were crushed to death in a malfunctioning compactor on their truck. Mr. Leach and fellow sanitation workers rose up and in unison shouted to the world, “I AM A MAN.” They marched against the powers that be, earning a hard-won victory in a fight that brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, where he was assassinated on April 4, 1968. On Tuesday (Aug. 27), Mr. Leach died after what longtime friend Calvin Taylor said was a bout with cancer. He was 79. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at The New Tri-State Defender’s press time Wednesday night. “Mr. Leach was very devoted to his local and to AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), to his community, and to his family,” said Gail Tyree, director of Local 1733. “We are going to miss him tremendously. He was an honorable man, a good man who shared his story with young people every opportunity he got. Mr. Leach knew that it was important for them to understand the great

history of our 1733 and this city. And so he continued to reach out over the years, across the generations.” Henry Leach, his youngest brother, recalled the night the National Civil Rights Museum honored the sanitation workers with its prestigious Freedom Award. “We were all there that night,” Leach said. “It was like being on television or being on Broadway somewhere. Everybody who lives out of town came in for the presentation. My brother was so proud of receiving the award, and we were so proud of him. I am so happy he was still here to experience that night. That was a highlight of all our lives.” Baxter Leach was born Sept. 21, 1939 in Schlater, Miss. He often repeated a line he learned from his father: “Son, work hard and always keep at least a dollar in your pocket.” In 1960, he moved to Memphis, where he worked several jobs until he found employment in 1961 with the City of Memphis Sanitation Department. After the strike was settled, Mr. Leach and the other sanitation workers continued to be honored for their courage and history-making stand. He has been featured and interviewed by many newspapers, magazines and television and radio stations. His leadership and good citizenship netted numerous awards and honors.

Aquamation: By NANCY DEGENNARO Daily News Journal SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) – Kathy Chiavola never knew what joy a pair of dogs she adopted would bring. “Possum and Pearl have appeared in books. They have hundreds of fans. They even have their own song,” said Chiavola, a Nashville singer-songwriter. When Chiavola lost Possum unexpectedly this year, she wanted to find a fitting way to memorialize her fur baby. So she turned to Beloved Waters, Middle Tennessee's first and only aquamation pet funeral service. “We're an environmentally friendly alternative to pet cremation,” explained Beloved Waters co-founder Shay Underwood. “If your pet passes, we use water-based technology to take care of your pet and process the remains for you.” Previously Chiavola had used flame-based cremation for her pets, but she was happy to learn about the environmentally friendly approach of aquamation. “When I called . . . I heard the voice of an angel. She was the sweetest, kindest lady and I knew she would take care of Possum's remains with the highest respect,” Chiavola said. “I trusted them more than anyone and that proved to be the right way to go for me.” Aquamation, technically known as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water, potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide to break down animal remains. There are no fossil fuels used in the process and no harmful emissions. The water is so clean, it can even be used to water farm crops, Underwood said. Not only is the process cleaner for the environment, aquamation uses 90% less energy than flame cremation _ approximately the same amount of energy a family of five uses in a day, Underwood said.

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“Flame cremation of a pet is the same equivalent of driving a car 500 miles, as far as the carbon footprint goes,” Underwood explained. No house pet is too big, or too small, for Beloved Waters to accommodate. Beloved Waters can process up to 400 pounds and the machine has 14 private chambers, so no remains intermingle during aquamation. Holley Potts said her daughters were beside themselves with grief when the family's hamster died. But after talking with Beloved Waters about the aquamation process, Potts said her daughters “had something to look forward to” and planned a funeral for the tiny critter. “I felt like we dealt with it a little better,” Potts said. Every animal is treated individually, regardless of size, and placed in its own special compartment before being lowered into the alkaline solution. The process takes 18 to 20 hours to complete. Ash remains are air dried for three days, then ground to a fine powder before being returned to the family. The turnaround is five to seven days for the entire process. Each pet is returned with an inked paw print and preserved clipping of fur along with the packaged remains. On average, owners receive 20% more remains from aquamation than they would get with flame-based cremation, Underwood said. “We're the next best thing to burying them at home,” said Beloved Waters co-owner Mary Jo Yeager. Although alkaline hydrolysis is relatively new to the pet funeral industry, aquamation was used as a sterile

The documentary, “I AM A MAN: A LESSON IN LIFE,” features Mr. Leach and he’s a noteworthy figure in the National Civil Rights Museum. In 1984, Mr. Leach and his wife, Jimmie Leach, opened Melanie’s, a soul food restaurant that served the Mid-South for 28 years until it was a destroyed in a fire. In its wake came Ms. Girlee’s,” another soul food restaurant. Mr. Leach would often share with friends and family that his most memorable event was being welcomed to the White House and inducted into the White House Hall of Fame by Barack Obama, the first African American elected President of the United States. After 44 years of service, Mr. Leach retired from the City of Memphis. He continued to be an avid speaker at many schools, universities and churches until his five-year battle with cancer prevented him, according to his brother, Henry. Among the many expressions of sympathy from across the country was this online message that the national office of AFSCME posted to the Local 1733 Facebook page: “The AFSCME family extends our condolences to the Leach family, and the entire Memphis Community. Baxter Leach was a soldier for labor, and he will be missed.”

Alternate Way to Say Goodbye to Your Pet

way to handle remains of animals infected with mad cow disease in the 1990s, Underwood explained. Cremation versus in-ground burial is becoming more popular within the human funeral industry. In 2018, the cremation rate in the United States was 53% and the Cremation Association of North America projects the rate to reach 59% in the next four years. Yeager said she thinks the popularity of cremation is increasing because “we're a mobile society.” People move more frequently and many people live in places where pets cannot be buried. For now, aquamation can only be used for pets in Tennessee. However, aquamation is legal for humans in 16 states, including Georgia and Florida.

Beloved Waters offers two aquamation packages. The Eco includes the aquamation with ash remains returned in a biodegradable urn, a fur clipping, paw print on canvas board and certificate. The Deluxe package includes the addition of a photo urn and clay paw print. Prices start at $95 for pets less than 2 pounds and go up to $440 for pets 200 pounds and over. Communal aquamation services are offered as well, starting at $30. Beloved Waters offers pickup services from veterinary offices in Rutherford, Davidson, Williamson, Wilson and Bedford counties. Home pickup is available. Jewelry for ash remains and a variety of other urn options are available for sale as well.

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400 Years in Virginia. 500 Years in Slavery. Continued from page A1

People of African descent have been ‘here’ longer than the English colonies.

told Time. The fact that slavery was underway for a century in South America before introduction in North America is not widely taught nor commonly understood, Felicia Davis of the HBCU Green Fund told NNPA Newswire. “It is a powerful historical fact missing from our understanding of slavery, its magnitude, and global impact.  The knowledge that  slavery  was underway for a century provides deep insight into how enslaved Africans adapted,” Davis said.  Far beyond the horrific “seasoning” description, clearly generations had been born into  slavery  long before introduction in North America, Davis said.  “This fact deepens the understanding of how vast majorities could be oppressed in such an extreme manner for such a long period. It is also a testament to the strength and drives among people of African descent to live free,” she said. Prior to 1619, “America had a system of discrimination and prejudice against all groups who were not identified as White Anglo-Saxon native,” said Walter D. Palmer, who started a Community Freedom School for children and adult learners in Philadelphia that would become the platform on which he built his social legacy. “By the mid-1600s, America created the slave codes,” Palmer told NNPA Newswire. During the country’s founding, many settlers learned from and lived close to Native Americans on the east coast, said author Cassie Premo Steele. For example, it wasn’t until resources like silver were found on what was Cherokee land that Andrew Jackson ordered the removal that became known as the “Trail of Tears,” Steele told NNPA Newswire. “Further genocides and removals took place in the West when similar resources and land were desired by white Americans,” Steele said. “Similarly,  slavery  was primarily an economic system that was based upon the dehumanization of Africans. Dehumanization is in some ways even worse than hate since it is a denial of the humanity of a people,” she said. The observance of the 400th anniversary of the first African landing at Point Comfort, Va., did bring about changes, according to Time. It was the type of race-based chattel slavery system that solidified in the centuries that followed was its unique American tragedy. A letter on file at the Library of Congress from early English settler John Rolfe noted that a century before August 1619, the transatlantic slave trade had been active. The letter noted that hundreds of thousands of Africans helped with the establishment and survival of American colonies in the New World. According to History.com, Rolfe was correct. History.com reported that Christopher Columbus likely transported the first Africans to the Americas in the late 1490s on his expeditions to Hispaniola. “To ignore what had been happening with relative frequency in the broader Atlantic world over the preceding 100 years or so understates the real brutality of the ongoing slave trade, of which the 1619 group were undoubtedly a part, and minimizes the significant African presence in the Atlantic world to that point,” Guasco said in a History.com interview earlier this month. “People of African descent have been ‘here’ longer than the English colonies,” he said.


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Images of Ancestral Memory By Bakari Sanyu, Curator Harambee Art Gallery Cultural artifacts convey riveting imagery which serves as a catalyst for infusing our community with a keen awareness of origin. Cultural arts provide a grounding visual “point of view” reflection on history, heritage, traditions and African culture. Positive self-imagery influences and galvanizes our community to embrace, embody, circulate, maintain, and manifest our collective experiences, narratives, traditions, and bonding. Cultural self-imagery invigorates our community’s moral duty and responsibility to actively be its own cultural ambassador and present visual markers that show collective ancestral memory, our intrinsic beauty, aspirations, ideas, and the impacts of our surrounding environment. And if we do not choose to rise and become our own cultural ambassadors, then we should not be surprised or appalled when our self-imagery and history is maligned, distorted, stereotyped, truncated, discarded, omitted, and ravaged by others. It is essential that our community intentionally maintains a Black-owned and operated newspaper, stores, restaurants, shops, contractors, vendor and educational services, businesses, as well as various media genres ownership. Infrastructure that serves our community is necessary so that we may present an uninhibited context

and authentic perspective to exert influence and stature for presenting and circulating our dignity-affirming cultural artifacts, literature, music, programs, films, and community archives without compromise. The skills and artistry embodied in cultural artifacts visually remind us that a wholesome intact community encompasses unlimited potential. And an abundance of cultural artifacts can only be perpetuated within a positive, self-empowering, dignity affirming, self-reliant environment, steeped in extended cultural traditions, a nurturing social process, and fueled by committed people dedicated to focused development and collective uplift. Cultural visual arts are an insightful resource for cultivating and expanding active harmonious community engagement. Exhibitions are intended to encourage our community to refocus, to learnabout, be inspired by, and convey a “point of view” from our ancestral memory so that we may appreciate the context and struggle necessary to perpetuate Our-Story. Cultural visual arts exhibitions are avenues to engage our youth in practicing community ambassadorship. They teach our community youth to value, respect, envision, and cherish our collective history, heritage, and African cultural aesthetic, as well as demonstrate the necessity for affirming

and self-validating the works, objectives, and standards of many under-recognized past and contemporary multifaceted cultural artisans. Visual arts exhibitions hosted in an easily accessible community venue contribute to a vibrant cultural village that creates, disseminates, and celebrates positive self-dignity and self-value. The skilled artistry in cultural artifacts visibly resonate our Ancestors’ collective tenacity, history, and dignity. Cultural artifacts prompt our collective community to deeply reflect and then harness what talent or ability we each possess to also create extraordinary self-imagery, resulting in vendors, entrepreneurs, and businesses within the community promoting more self-reflective handiwork. Vibrant traditional cultural visual arts give our community the vigorous energy and collaborating wherewithal to expand civility, respect, camaraderie, connectivity, and bonding, as well as expands motivation to undertake mutually beneficial neighborhood empowerment projects. On Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 3 pm to 7 pm, a dazzling African Artifacts Exhibition will be held at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, located at 1000 S. Owens Street in Bakersfield, California. Public admission is FREE and the event is hosted by the Harambee Art Gallery, New Spirit Women’s Group, and the

City of Bakersfield Recreation and Parks. The Harambee Art Gallery cultural visual arts exhibition consists of an eclectic collection of exquisite traditional African artifacts that includes diverse ethnic sculptures, carvings, statues, drums, busts, baskets, and masks. You will enjoy viewing this magnificent backsplash of skilled artistry, graceful elegance, range of styles, and incredible creativity of past and contemporary African artisans. The theme of the September 12th cultural visual arts exhibition is, “Sankofa Heartbeats: African Artifacts In Diasporal Culture”. Sankofa is an African heritage term from the Akan tradition in Ghana, West Africa, which means “to go back and retrieve it”. It is interpreted to mean that we as individuals, families, and a community must actively embrace the cultural challenge to go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward, and understand why, and how, we came to be who we are today. The purpose of the Harambee Art Gallery is to engage, inspire and uplift our community with exhibitions that advance, promote, create, and expand appreciation for cultural visual arts presentations. “Harambee”, the gallery’s name, is an east African Swahili word which means “let’s all pull together”. The gallery is pleased to team with the phenomenal New Spirit Women’s Group to offer the cultural visual arts exhibition to our Bakersfield community-at-large. Many special heartfelt thanks are sincerely extended to Mrs. Gerri Spencer for her dependable support and extraordinary ongoing community service legacy. The visual arts exhibition is intended to encourage our community to rise, refocus, and present our endless narratives. We look forward to, and warmly welcome you in advance, to the viewing of this splendid cultural visual arts exhibition.

A Solution is Needed to End Surprise Billing

A “surprise bill” happens when the doctor and insurer disagree on the payment, and the patient is billed for the difference. (Photo by DNY59/Getty Images)

By Nick Hill Executive Director Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce 
As summer winds down, members of Congress will soon be returning to session. Once there, one of the biggest issues they have yet to tackle will be ending surprise medical billing. While they have a good start already—with several proposals on the table—it is important they get the job

done right. That means avoiding any solutions that could unintentionally make things worse for patients in Kern County, throughout California, and across the country. Surprise medical billing is an issue with no party preference—so it’s important that Congress enact a

bipartisan approach to protect patients from the undue stress and anxiety these unexpected medical costs can create. No one recovering from medical treatment should need to worry about getting hit with surprise medical bills and being caught in the crosshairs of billing disputes

between our physicians and insurers. That’s why Congress needs to act—but act carefully so as not to make matters worse, especially in communities where large, unexpected bills can be devastating. Sadly, some of the measures that have been introduced in Congress would do precisely that—particularly ones that call for an insurance-controlled benchmark to determine physician rates. This proposed “benchmarking” approach would put bureaucrats in charge of setting rates paid to physicians here in California and nationwide. This creates a one-sizefits-all system, slashing reimbursement rates to physicians to the point where our local hospitals and emergency rooms would suffer huge financial losses. In turn, these losses would undermine their ability to provide quality care, forcing them to cut back services or eliminate staff. They could even be forced to consolidate or close down completely. Once again creating care gaps in the healthcare system, something which disproportionately impacts communities of color. For patients in Kern County—including many Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce (KCBCC) members—accessing quality, affordable health care is difficult enough. Too many communities served by the KCBCC already lack sufficient health care options. Further undermining access and affordability would be a burden that could be too great to bear. Benchmarking is quite simply not a workable solution. Instead, Congress should keep its sights on other proposals that outline a far more effective approach to resolving payment disputes between providers and insurers: Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR). Unlike benchmarking, IDR would protect patients from surprise billing while maintaining access and affordability.   IDR creates a framework for fair, transparent negotiations—overseen by an independent, third-party mediator—so insurers and physicians could settle payment disputes openly and transparently. The process would take place entirely online and, until a final payment amount has been decided by the mediator, providers would receive an initial payment that would help keep hospitals in underserved areas financially stable to preserve patient access to care. This is the far better solution for Californians and all Americans. Rep. Kevin McCarthy has always looked out for the well-being of his constituents, and now as the Minority Leader in Congress, I trust that he will do what’s right by supporting a commonsense approach to protecting patients. That means championing IDR, and working with his colleagues to include it in any legislation Congress passes to solve this problem of surprise medical billing. Nick Hill is the Executive Director of the Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce.

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