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Despite federal legal guarantees against housing discrimination, violations confront many who thought their housing rights had been permanently secured. Beyond people of color, housing discrimination is also felt by the physically disabled, women, families, and the LGBTQ community. But I never imagined that a Black man raised by a PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona legislator has walked single mother and later became a world-renown physician back his recent comments that black and Hispanic would change careers from medicine to government. More than that, I never expected such a man to misuse his communities “are better armed than the police officers authority as HUD Secretary to personally withdraw a key who are supposed to be controlling them’’ and that they “have firearms galore.’’ fair housing rule. Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale told the Just days ago, HUD Secretary Benjamin Carson ended a rule known as Disparate Impact that has preserved Arizona Republic that his comments during an Aug. 29 Rev. Dr. Willie Gable is the Chair of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc, Housing and Economic the goals of the Fair Housing Act that is now more than forum on gun control were unfair and too broad and that Development Commission, and Senior Pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA. he should have been clear that he was concerned about Continued on page A6 gangs in those communities. Lawrence’s comment was first reported by Cronkite News of Arizona State University. Democratic Rep. Diego Rodriguez of Phoenix attended the forum. He told the Republic that Lawrence’s comments came from “a place of ignorance’’ and said it’s dangerous to paint entire communities with a broad brush. By Regina Brown Wilson For African-American newspaper owners surviving Shouldn’t AB 5 California Black Media be helping to narrow in an industry the emergence of the internet has almost  This is a direct appeal to Governor Newsom, Assemblythe immense wealth put on life support, Assembly Bill 5 would do the exact member Lorena Gonzalez and our entire state legislature. gap that exists in the opposite of what Gonzalez wants it to achieve. She might I’m writing this on behalf of the more than 20 African richest state of the as well just pull the plug on our businesses. American-owned newspapers that operate in cities and Although our publications reach almost 2 million nation? The disparity towns across California. between the ultra- Californians of all races, most of our operations are still As the leaders we’ve elected to represent and protect rich and the almost family-owned businesses. We are small shops with multithe interests of all Californians, we are asking each of you 20 million people in tasking staff members who struggle to attract advertising, to search your hearts, look beyond blind spots, step in, and California who live grind to meet deadlines and tighten belts to remain By CAROLYN THOMPSON do the one thing that will prevent Assembly Bill 5 from below the poverty profitable. None of our papers can afford to offer full- Associated Press putting the Black press in California out of business. line – or who fight time jobs with benefits to the part-time delivery people A member of the Central Park Five who once That is: Exempt the contract couriers who deliver our to hover just above it who work, on average, about four hours on the days our dreamed of attending Syracuse University is making his newspapers from being reclassified as employees under AB -   is growing. In Los newspapers are published. Many of our papers are weeklies. long-awaited first visit to the campus. 5. My dad, Hardy Brown, former publisher of Black Angeles and Orange Kevin Richardson’s college dreams ended in 1989 The bill Assemblymember Gonzalez is proposing counties, for example, Voice News in Riverside, remembers a time when he had when he and four other teenagers were wrongly convicted intends to bring definition to our Supreme Court’s the average household to gather the news stories, type them, take the copy to the Dynamex decision and defend the rights of working wealth for U.S. born printer and then deliver the published papers by himself of rape. Long since exonerated, he’s still never set foot on the Californians. Whites was $355,000 throughout the Inland Empire at night. He would drop But in our push to create a more equitable California in 2014. For U.S. them off at churches on Sunday morning, too, because he campus. for all, we must not lose sight of the specific needs and The 44-year-old Richardson aims to change that this born Black families could not afford to pay a courier. AB 5 would take Black priorities of our most vulnerable communities. Our best that same year it newspapers back to those difficult days. weekend when he accepts Syracuse University’s invitation intentions may sometimes harm some Californians while Regina Brown Wilson Although some of our publications in California have to visit and lend his name to a scholarship. was only $4,000, uplifting others. We must always be as cautious and fair (Courtesy Photo) websites, more than 60 percent of them still publish only The Netflix series “When They See Us” has renewed as we are forceful and deliberate in approaching our most interest in the Central Park Five story. according to the California Budget and Policy Center. challenging problems. Continued on page A6 After Richardson told Oprah Winfrey about his Syracuse dreams, a student started a petition to award him an honorary degree. In the meantime, Richardson will arrive at the school Sunday to promote a scholarship program for black and Latino students

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Black BlackAmericans Americans Shouldn’t Shouldn’tDefer Deferthe the Dream Dreamof of Home Ownership Ownership According to the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) wealth building usually begins with that first investment in owning your own home. Whether you purchase a first-time “starter” home or inherit a property or residence, you start down the road to building wealth. But something has changed in the Black community. The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest statistics indicate that the Black homeownership rate has dropped once again. Now at 40.6%, the rate starkly signals a continual loss of wealth for Black Americans. By comparison, the non-Hispanic White homeownership rate for the same period was reported to be 73.1%, a nearly 30% difference. There’s a problem and NAREB is on point to stop the loss and return Black Americans to wealth building through homeownership of real estate investment. NAREB is aware that the Black community, particularly its local and national leaders, may need a clear, strong wake-up call to reverse this daunting downward trend. What are the causes? But more importantly, what are the solutions? What can the community of concern do to prompt home purchase and therefore, wealth building? These and other questions are slated to be addressed at NAREB’s annual “State of Black America” forum to be convened at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2019 Annual Legislative Conference, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, 2:00p.m.- 4:00p.m. Expert panelists, steeped in the issues, the disparities and likely solutions to raising Black homeownership

Sacramento to Pay $2.4M to Sons of Man Shot by Police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s capital city will pay $2.4 million to the sons of an unarmed black man fatally shot by police last year. The Sacramento Bee reports the money will go toward attorney fees and into a trust for Stephon Clark’s sons. Clark was killed in his grandparents’ backyard in March 2018 as police pursued him as a vandalism suspect. His family initially sought $20 million through a federal civil rights lawsuit. Details of the settlement were revealed in court documents filed late Wednesday. Clark’s parents and grandparents have not settled their claims. Clark’s sons, ages 2 and 5, will be able to access the money when they are between the ages of 22 and 25. County and state authorities declined to file charges against the two officers who shot Clark.

During NAREB’s annual “State of Black America” forum, Donnell Williams, the newly installed president of NAREB, will announce an aggressive program to reach out and encourage Black millennials to consider, or re-consider, homeownership as a wealth building tool. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)

are committed to working with NAREB on its mission to restore confidence in the real estate market, identify critical systemic blockages, and outline the concerted advocacy strategies that lawmakers at every level of government need to keep in mind to improve Black homeownership outcomes. During the forum, Donnell Williams, the newly installed president of NAREB, will announce an aggressive program to reach out and encourage Black millennials to consider, or re-consider, homeownership as a wealth building tool. “Statistics show that there are 1.7 million Black millennials making $100,000 or more and could improve their financial futures with homeownership or

participation in real estate investment opportunities. NAREB is determined to reach them with messages that rebut, yet improve, some of their current lifestyle choices,” he says. What’s more, he adds, homeownership is critical. “One clear message to millennials: Think about a house before you buy the car.” As he explains, wealth building is all about smart choices. Dreams need not be deferred. Homeownership is possible and still desirable as a wealth building tool. NAREB, with its nationwide network of predominantly Black American real estate professionals are here to help find the wealth building pathways that best suit lifestyles and incomes. “Join me at NAREB’s Forum for the answers,” Williams concluded.

Teachers in Noose Photo Unaware of Race Implications

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California school district investigation says four first-grade teachers photographed with a noose say they used it to make endof-year jokes and were unaware of its association with racial hatred toward African Americans. The Antelope Valley Press says the investigative report was received by the Palmdale School District board on Friday. The May 1 photo by the principal of Summerwind Elementary School shows a teacher holding the noose as others smile. The photo eventually became public, triggering community anger. The noose was discovered while an unused classroom was being cleaned. The report says the teachers began making such jokes as “hang in there until summer’’ and “we’ve reached the end of our rope.’’ School district spokesman David Garcia said district leaders would decide on disciplinary action.


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Charlene Crowell is the Center for Responsible Lending’s communications deputy director. She can be reached at Charlene.crowell@responsiblelending.org.

Why Would HUD Gut Its Own Disparate Impact Rule?

By Charlene Crowell Whatever happened to the American Dream of owning a home and giving your children a better life than you experienced as a child? Is this ‘dream’ being deferred or denied? In 2019, these questions are as timely as they are timeless. Beyond rising housing costs for would-be buyers and renters alike, serious doubts are emerging about the nation’s commitment to the letter and spirit of fair housing laws, related enforcement, and regulations supporting both. Today’s Black homeownership rate is 41.1% -- lower than it was when the 1970 census showed this same data point at 42%. Since 2013, the disparate impact rule has objectively examined the effects of business practices with lenders, landlords, insurers, and real estate professionals against the provisions of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. The rule required that first a plaintiff must establish a discriminatory effect in policies and/or practices, before the defendant(s) would bear the responsibility of proving their own practices were nondiscriminatory. But in the August 19 Federal Register, HUD proposed a new rule that would expand the disparate impact rule into a five-step process that would shift the burden of proving discrimination nearly exclusively to plaintiffs. By proposing that third parties test practices against algorithms to determine fairness, defendants in fair housing cases could later move for dismissal and/or be shielded from liability. “Secretary Carson has proposed a rule that represents yet another egregious step by this Administration toward the dismantling of key civil rights protections in America,” said Congresswoman Maxine Waters in reaction. The veteran lawmaker is also the Chair of the Housing Financial Services Committee. “The proposed rule would make it substantially more difficult for victims of housing discrimination, including persons with disabilities, families with children, and racial minorities, to prove their case in a court of law and thereby hold bad actors accountable for their actions.” New York Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney was even more direct in a Twitter post. “What is wrong with Ben Carson. You can’t expand housing rights by limiting civil protections. The ’D’ in HUD doesn’t stand for ‘Discrimination’.” During delivery of Capitol Hill testimony earlier this spring, Nikitra Bailey, an EVP with the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) also underscored the importance of disparate impact in fair housing. “Disparate impact analysis encourages creative approaches that both increase effectiveness and inclusion,” testified Bailey. “This process and the value of disparate impact analysis was recently pointed out and endorsed by the largest personal loan company in the country, Lending Club.” Other organizations actively engaged in opposing HUD’s proposed rule reversal include the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and the National Fair Housing Alliance. Between now and October 18, concerned citizens, advocates, organizations and others have a brief opportunity to stand up and speak out against the Carson proposal.

Once this 60-day public comment period concludes, HUD will have the green light to move forward as planned or modify its proposal. How long the remainder of the rule making process lasts will be a HUD decision. Before the Fair Housing Act’s enactment, local zoning laws across the country supported segregation along with redlining Black communities to exclude borrowers from mortgage and home improvement loans along with a litany of real estate practices that denied Blacks and other people of color opportunities to build family wealth. Particularly by omitting Black neighborhoods from multiple listing services, door-to-door block-busting practices inflamed racial tensions with warnings of lost property values if integration was to occur. Additionally, many neighborhoods enforced restricted covenants that explicitly excluded families of color from ever buying property in designated areas.

The irony is that despite more than 50 years of fair housing being federal law, not only does housing discrimination persist, the federal agency charged to defend it seems to have forgotten its own mission. “HUD is looking for a problem that does not need a fix,” added Bailey, speaking directly to the proposed

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disparate impact revision. “Even the lending industry supports disparate impact and uses it as a tool to create fairer and more profitable lending.” So exactly whom is HUD serving? Charlene Crowell is the Center for Responsible Lending’s communications deputy director. She can be reached at Charlene.crowell@responsiblelending.org.

The contribution is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature education initiative focused on school success and career readiness. Since 2008, AT&T Aspire has committed $500 million to programs that help millions of students in all 50 states and around the world.

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“We applaud the George W. Bush Institute for being visionaries in education, and for their steadfast advocacy for smart policies that keep us accountable to our next generation,” said Texas State Rep. Morgan Meyer, who serves on the Texas House Committee on Public Education. By Texas Metro News Reports AT&T* and the George W. Bush Institute’s Education Reform Initiative are joining forces to promote best practices for school leaders and advance accountability in the classroom to create more equitable schools. A $300,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation will support the effort and is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s initiative to help provide access to education and training people need to get and keep good jobs. State Rep. Morgan Meyer joined AT&T leaders and institute officials for today’s event. The Bush Institute’s Education Reform Initiative uses data and research to showcase the need for both strong accountability and effective school principals. High-quality measurements empower school leaders, educators, and parents to be informed of how their schools and students perform relative to others while providing insights into effective interventions.  Strong school leaders set a positive school culture for children and adults that focuses on student academic success. The Institute partners with nationally-known research organizations, policymakers, and school districts to generate new research to advance the field of principal leadership and to share comparable education data and promising accountability practices.  “We applaud the George W. Bush Institute for being visionaries in education, and for their steadfast advocacy for smart policies that keep us accountable to our next

generation,” said Meyer, who serves on the Texas House Committee on Public Education. “There’s no doubt that leaders across our state and our nation should make providing quality education for every child a legacy because it’s an issue that impacts our families, our communities and our future.” Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, Holly Kuzmich, added, “We rely on and appreciate the support of organizations like AT&T that understand the value of strong, capable leaders in education and the need for real data to ensure all students are getting the best education available so they can succeed in the classroom and beyond.”  The contribution is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature education initiative focused on school success and career readiness. Since 2008, AT&T Aspire has committed $500 million to programs that help millions of students in all 50 states and around the world. “AT&T is proud to support the work of the Bush Institute for Education Reform Initiative,” said Ty Bledsoe, AT&T Assistant Vice President, External Affairs.  “This contribution is part of our ongoing commitment to invest in projects and organizations that create learning opportunities, promote academic and economic achievement and address community needs. By doing so, AT&T is creating a skilled and diverse workforce that powers our company – and our country – for the future.”

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President & CEO National Newspaper Publishers Association Working families in the African American community and beyond have a hard-enough time keeping up with daily expenses. Every mortgage payment, car payment, trip to the grocery store, stop at the gas station, or utility bill that shows up in the mail is a reminder of how expensive it is to afford basic needs. Now, lawmakers in the U.S. Congress have introduced legislation that threatens to add one more expense to that list. On Capitol Hill, some lawmakers are championing what is essentially a regressive tax on airline passengers that would raise the cost of flying – painfully, on working families. If successful, the tax hike would burden African American travelers with significant additional fees on top of what is already required. Lawmakers who support the increase insist that the money will be spent on infrastructure improvement projects at airports. But, if our communities can no longer afford to fly, this becomes a moot point. The tax, known as the passenger facility charge, is a locally enforced but federally authorized fee that every passenger must pay at U.S. commercial airports. Nearly every airport in America charges it. The fee is currently set at $4.50 per person per leg of a trip.  Legislation  has been introduced that would remove that cap, allowing airports to charge any amount they want. Some have proposed raising the PFC to $8.50, nearly doubling the current tax. That would add a significant cost for  all American families. Under that proposal, a family of four on a connecting flight would pay nearly $150 in this tax alone – a tax that is layered on top of the price of the ticket itself. Such a substantial increase could be the deciding factor between that family taking this vacation or staying home. Fortunately, largely due to the recent surge of low-cost flights from many airlines, air travel has become a more obtainable luxury, remaining largely affordable for working people, whether in rural America, the suburbs or the inner cities. While still a relatively expensive proposition, air travel to get away on a vacation, or to visit far-away family and friends, without the proposed new tax, is still within reach for many individuals on tight family budgets. The near-doubling of the PFC tax will likely place air travel out of reach for many. And the reason for this hike is absurd. The argument for the hike is that the additional money will pay for much-needed infrastructure improvement projects at airports nationwide. But here is the problem: America’s airports don’t need the extra money. Airport revenues are already growing strongly. Since the year 2000, airports have enjoyed  revenue increases  of 87 percent, without the cost of flights rising meaningfully. This growth drastically outpaces the actual cost of flying, even after factoring for inflation. In addition, over the last decade, more than $165 billion in federal aid has been directed to airports for improvement projects at America’s largest 30 airports alone. More than that, the so-called Aviation Trust Fund is expected to reach nearly $8 billion by the end of 2019. And this summer alone, the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded hundreds of millions in renovation grants to airports across America earmarked for infrastructure improvements. It’s also worth keeping in mind that air travel and tourism are now at or nearing alltime highs, meaning that airports are collecting more in PFC taxes than they know what to do with. By contrast, the income of working Americans has been stagnant for years. Considering that airports are more profitable now than ever before, it is disappointing that they, with the backing of politicians in Washington, are now coming to average Americans and asking them to shoulder the cost. America’s airports are well-positioned to continue to fund infrastructure improvement projects without needlessly reaching into the pockets of America’s working families and robbing them of one of the few affordable luxuries available to them. Congress must stand up for working people and refuse this tax increase.  Economic progress in America should empower African Americans and others.  We in the Black Press of America will not be silent on this issue. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) representing the Black Press of America. He can be reached at dr.bchavis@nnpa.org.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Entertainment

BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER A3

Despite U.S. Open Loss, Serena Williams is still the Greatest of All Time “Is Serena the GOAT? She reinvented tennis. She invented #BlackGirlMagic. She has all of the trophies ever, and she stands for equality of women around the globe. Is Serena the greatest athlete of all time? Please,” said The Undefeated Magazine’s managing editor Raina Kelley.

“Serena Williams’s legacy is sealed, whether or not she ever hits a tennis ball again,” Tera W. Hunter, a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton, wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times. (Photo: Si.robi / Wikimedia Commons)

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent
 Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title. It was the second straight year that Williams lost in the finals. But, with 23 Grand Slam tournament titles and a .850 career winning percentage, Williams legacy as the world’s greatest tennis player was solidified a long time ago. “Serena Williams’s legacy is sealed, whether or not she ever hits a tennis ball again,” Tera W. Hunter, a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton, wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times. “It’s sad she didn’t beat Bianca Andreescu at the finals of the U.S. Open Championships and match Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. But her contributions to the game are much bigger than reaching another Grand Slam Final,” Hunter wrote. Williams, 37, began playing tennis at the age of 5 in Compton, California. Under the tutelage of her father, Richard Williams, Serena and her sister Venus rose to stardom in the 1990s. The duo took the tennis world by storm with Serena Williams ultimately surpassing her sister and others as easily the best in the sport. Serena Williams, who has earned approximately $100 million in her career, won her first Grand Slam title at the age of 17 and she hasn’t looked back. Here are just some of her accomplishments: • At the 1999 U.S. Open, became the second AfricanAmerican woman to win a Grand Slam title at 17 years old. • By winning the 2001 Australian Open doubles championship with Venus Williams, became the fifth pair to complete a Career Doubles Grand Slam and the only pair to win a Career Doubles Golden Slam. • At the 2001 U.S. Open, marked the first time in the Open Era, and the second time in 117 years that sisters met in a Grand Slam final (with Venus) • At the 2002 Roland Garros final, she became the first younger sister to defeat her older sister in a Grand Slam singles tournament. • By winning the 2003 Australian Open, became the fifth woman to hold all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously. • By winning the 2003 Australian Open, became the first African-American to win the championship. • By winning the 2003 Wimbledon ladies’ title, Williams became just the fifth woman in the Open Era to win back-to-back Wimbledon crowns.  • By reaching the final of the 2003 Australian Open, she and sister Venus became the first players to compete in 4 consecutive slam finals. • By winning the 2005 Australian Open by defeating

Mauresmo and Davenport, became the only player in tennis history to win three Grand Slam singles titles (1999 U.S. Open, 2002 Roland Garros) by beating the top two ranked players. • By winning the 2007 Australian Open became the first unseeded player since 1978 to win a slam; she was ranked #81 in the world. • Her six-year gap between Wimbledon titles (2003– 2009) is second only to Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s nine years in the Open Era. • Her eleven-year gap between Roland Garros titles (2002–2013) is the longest in the Open Era. • By winning the 2010 Roland Garros doubles with sister Venus, they became the first pair since 1998 to hold the four doubles slams at the same time. • By winning the 2010 Roland Garros doubles with sister Venus, they became the first pair in the Open Era to complete the Career Doubles Golden Slam twice (2001 & 2003 Australian Open, 1999 & 2010 Roland Garros, 2000 & 2002 Wimbledon, 1999 & 2009 U.S. Open, and 2000 & 2008 Olympic gold medalists). • In 2012 Wimbledon, in her semifinal match against Azarenka, she hit a record 24 aces in a match. • At the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, she set a record for most aces served in a tournament, hitting 102 aces in the tournament, which was the most of men or women at the Championships that year. • In 2014, she won her 6th U.S. Open title, the most in the Open Era (tied with Evert) • In 2017, she won her 7th Australian Open title, the most in the Open Era (stands alone). • Four-time Olympian (2000, 2008, 2012, 2016); Fourtime Olympic medalist (4 golds) • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, T-9th (singles); T-17th (doubles) • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (singles, doubles) • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold (doubles), T-5th (singles) • Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, gold (doubles) “She’s without question the embodiment of strength, character, and accomplishment,” said Julio C. Rodriguez, of Université Paris-Sorbonne. The  Undefeated Magazine’s managing editor Raina Kelley summed up why Williams is the Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali of her sport. “Serena Jameka Williams did not come just come to play — she came to slay. And you are alive to see it,” Kelley said. “Is Serena the GOAT? She reinvented tennis. She invented #BlackGirlMagic. She has all of the trophies ever, and she stands for equality of women around the globe. Is Serena the greatest athlete of all time? Please,” Kelley said.

The Tamron Hall Show Debuts


“One of the ways Hall is shaping her show is by insisting the makeup of the crew reflect her audience. Despite having veteran executive producer Bill Geddie at the helm, Hall insisted that more women be hired because she wants to empower people like her – a self-described country girl from Luling, Texas who has made it to the upper echelons of television and news.”

The Tamron Hall Show debuts 9/9/19. Check local listings for channel and time information.

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor America’s news sweetheart Tamron Hall is back with a self-titled daytime talk show The Tamron Hall Show. Following Hall’s controversial yet celebrated 2017 exit from the Today Show after being curbed in favor of white supremacist-y Megyn Kelly, Hall returns to television as a talk show host on her terms. In addition to Hall’s professional life, a lot has also changed in her personal life since the abrupt Today and MSNBC exit. The award-winning journalist is now married and a mother of a son, which she discussed at the “Journey to My Wildest Dreams” Toyota sponsored luncheon at the 2019 NABJ national convention held in Miami. Hall discussed how motherhood has changed her life, the confidence required to be in the news business and the challenges faced by blacks in general and black women specifically on the often-complicated journey to success. Hall reiterated the importance of having a seat at the table and being ready when the opportunity presents itself. “There was a window, a sliver of opportunity and I took it,” says Hall. “I knew I had to shoot my shot,” says the Texas native. Indeed, Hall shot her shot, landing on her feet with a daytime talk show in a market that is crowded but ripe for a voice like Hall’s. Hall’s return to daytime pits her against another one of America’s sweethearts, Grammy award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson who is also launching a self-titled talk show on the same day on NBC no less. Clarkson is the season one winner of American Idol and has served as a judge on the wildly popular NBC reality show The Voice.

Hall will also be wading into territory currently occupied by Wendy Williams, Rachel Ray, and the ladies of The View and The Talk among others. Hall created this talk show to bring people together and to give them an opportunity to share their “authentic journey.” One of the ways Hall is shaping her show is by insisting the makeup of the crew reflect her audience. Despite having veteran executive producer Bill Geddie at the helm, Hall insisted that more women be hired because she wants to empower people like her – a self-described country girl from Luling, Texas who has made it to the upper echelons of television and news. h t t p s : / / w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? t i m e _ continue=6&v=YemnlFpfgpw (PROMO) Although creating and hosting a daytime talk show is new to Hall, working in front of and behind the camera is not. Hall hosted the Discovery ID series Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall, a weekly series which takes at deep dive into crimes, including unsolved crimes. Motivated by the unsolved murder of her sister Renate, Hall lead an investigative team of journalists working together to find out what happened and why, to victims throughout the country for three seasons. Hall’s talk show will differ greatly but will offer indepth discussions about important topics in addition to traditional daytime lifestyle segments. Hall believes television has the power to help people share their “authentic journey” and wants people to talk about their lives and inspire others in the process. The Tamron Hall Show debuts 9/9/19. Check local listings for channel and time information.

If you love them enough to sit through their favorite movies, then surely you’ll check to make sure they’re in the right car seat. NHTSA.gov/TheRightSeat


Legal Notices

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A4 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER

PUBLIC NOTICE 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): All Persons Unknown Claiming An Interest In The Real Property Commonly Known As 531 9th Street, Bakersfield, California YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Cool Digs LLC, a California limited liability company CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso) BCV-19-101122 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfor.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIOS despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su dueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de obogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): 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

PUBLIC NOTICE LevatoLaw, LLP 2029 Century Park East, Suite 2910, Los Angeles, CA 90067, (310) 734-2027 Date: (Fecha) April 24, 2019 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS Clerk, By: (Secretario) Layton Johnson, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-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 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-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,

PUBLIC NOTICE 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, 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

PUBLIC NOTICE

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 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

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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 �������������������������������

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

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 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.

BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (LHC) PUB: Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 2019 �������������������������������

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 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 ������������������������������� 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

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

PUBLIC NOTICE I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on 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 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


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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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

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 �������������������������������

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-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 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-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

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 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 ������������������������������� 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

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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 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) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served 1. as an individual. 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25/19 CNS-3288114# BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 ������������������������������� 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

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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 ������������������������������� Public Notice: This is to notify the following persons that his/ her personal household and/or miscellaneous goods will be sold at public auction or private sale. Stor It Self Storage 4200 Patton Way Bakersfield, CA 93308. The sale will take place online at www. storagetreasures.com; the bidding will end September 25, 2019 at 6:00PM. A005 Carly Sanchez-Misc. A056 Rachel Legan-Misc. B046 Michelle Ford-Misc. C026 Letiece Dunn-Misc. E031 Kellie Pike-Misc. G079 Robert Redmond-Misc. H063 Natalie Martinez-Misc. I044 Jagraj Singh-Misc. BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5236 Doing business as: SCOTT’S TREE AND LANDSCAPE at 4413 Diamond Valley Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SCOTT DON DOOLITTLE, 4413 Diamond Valley Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SCOTT DON DOOLITTLE The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/04/1989 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 12, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J GARCIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. This statement expires on Aug 12, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5717 Doing business as: MI PEQUENO MUNDO - MY LITTLE WORLD at 7306 Carnegie Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: WENDY IBETH ALDANA GUTIERREZ, 7306 Carnegie Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Indvidual SIGNED: WENDY IBETH ALDANA GUTIERREZ 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: Sept 4, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO,

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Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Sept 4, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 �������������������������������

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 Sept 3, 2024

MUSHRUSH Minor(s) A person(s) who should be declared free from the custody and control of her parent or parents. To ANTHONY MICHAEL MUSHRUSH and to all persons claiming to be the father or mother of said minor person above-named. By order of this Court you are hereby cited and required to appear before the Judge Presiding in Department C of the above-entitled court on NOVEMBER 15, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. of that day, then and there to show cause, if any you have, why said person should not be declared free from the control of (his) (her) parents according to the petition on file herein. For failure to attend, you will be deemed guilty of a contempt of court. You are hereby notified of the provisions of Civil Code Section 237.5 which provide: “the judge shall advise the minor and the parents, if present, of the right to have counsel present. The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel, and if they are unable to afford counsel, shall appoint counsel to represent the parents. Date: Aug 28, 2019 (SEAL) TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS County Clerk, By: A.RODRIGUEZ, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED. You are served as an individual citee You are served on behalf of: C.C.P. 416.90 (Individual) The time when a citation is deemed served on a party may vary depending on the method of service. For example, see Code of Civil Procedure Section 413.10 through 415.40 Prepared By: Kristy Schaeffer Prestige Legal Document Assistance 3719 Canadian St. Bakersfield, CA. 93304 (661) 832-3033 LDA #2 (Kern County) Exp. 1/1/2020 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (PLDA) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 �������������������������������

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 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5713 Doing business as: AHD UNITED at 600 Hosking Ave Apt 66C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TANVIR SINGH KHANGURA, 600 Hosking Ave Apt 66C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: TANVIR SINGH KHANGURA The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 09/04/2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Sept 4, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E DEL VILLAR, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. This statement expires on Sept 4, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2016-B4340 Business Name you wish to abandon: BLESSED KUTZ BARBER STUDIO Street address of business: 621 Main St., Delano, Ca. 93215 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: JANCARLO MARTIN, 615 S Lexington St. SP#53, Delano, Ca. 93215 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: JANCARLO MARTIN, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: August 27`, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5551 Doing business as: BLESSED KUTZ at 428 High St Suite E, Delano, Ca. 93215 Mailing Address: 101 22nd Ave., Delano, CA. 93215 County: Kern Full name of registrant: JACARLO MARTIN, 615 S Lexington St. SP53, Delano, Ca. 93215 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JACARLO MARTIN 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 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5670 Doing business as: OPTIMAL HOSPICE CARE at 1227 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: OPTIMAL HOSPICE, INC. CA, 1227 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: HYRUM A KIRTON, PRESIDENT AND CEO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/23/1998 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Sept 3, 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

BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2016-B7637 Business Name you wish to abandon: OPTIMAL HOSPICE CARE Street address of business: 1315 Boughton Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: HYRUM A KIRTON, 1315 Boughton Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: HYRUM A KIRTON, CEO, PRESIDENT This statement of abandonment filed on: August 23`, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5633 Doing business as: WILSON’S WORLD TRANSPORTATION at 14716 Harvest Crest Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: 539 W. Commerce St #1024, Dallas, TX. 75208 County: Kern Full name of registrant: R & R DETAILING & JANITORIAL LLC CA, 8524 Scotch Pine Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: RON WILSON, MANAGER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 06/29/2016 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B3733 Business Name you wish to abandon: CAR MIRAGE Street address of business: 528 Bohannan Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: CARLOS EDUARDO GUTIERREZ JR, 528 Bohannan Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: ISAAC PADILLA, 3013 Hughes Ln., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Copartners SIGNED: CARLOS EDUARDO GUTIERREZ JR, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: August 30`, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J CHAIDES Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2014-B6466 Business Name you wish to abandon: CAMINO REAL AUTO SALES Street address of business: 26 E Pacheco Rd., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: ESTEFANY INIGUEZ, 1109 Fairview Rd., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Copartners SIGNED: ESTEFANY INIGUEZ, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: August 30`, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J CHAIDES Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 ������������������������������� CITATION Freedom From Parental Custody and Control (ABANDONMENT) Re: ADOPTION) Case Number: BAT-19-003076 Superior Court of California, Count of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 In the Matter of ZOEY NIKHOLE

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5612 Doing business as: CH LANDSCAPING at 1300 Langston St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CESAR HERNANDEZ, 1300 Langston St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 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: 08/29/2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J GARCIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5625 Doing business as: ZEKES MOBILE MULTI-SERVICES at 9530 Hageman Road Ste. B #188, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ESEQUIEL RIVERA, 11502 Summit Point Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: RON WILSON, MANAGER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 05/01/2015 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Aug 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5617 Doing business as: DEER PARK AGGREGATE at 2830 Highway 33., Maricopa, Ca. 93252 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DEER PARK AGGREGATE, LLC CA, 2830 Highway 33., Maricopa, Ca. 93252 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: CHRISTINE A WEGIS, MEMBER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/23/2008 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Aug 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J GARCIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LUPE MARTINEZ PROVENCIO CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002757 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of LUPE MARTINEZ PROVENCIO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LEANDRO PROVENCIO; FRANK PROVENCIO; RAMONA RIOS in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LEANDRO PROVENCIO 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: Oct 3, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney For Petitioner: WILLIAM EDWARDS 168 H Street, Bakersfield, Ca 93304 Telephone: (661) 324-0111 Fax: (661) 326-8984 E-Mail: weejlaw@yahoo.com BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (LWE) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, 2019 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B5227 2019-B5228 Doing business as: MONA1RK ROYAL APPAREL / MONA1RK at 4700 Ambrister Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CHASITY NICHOLE RANDALL, 4700 Ambrister Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: CHASITY NICHOLE RANDALL 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: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 12, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2019 �������������������������������


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Ending the Fair Housing Removes Opportunities Continued from page A1

50 years old. Why he would do such a thing is beyond unthinkable. But it is immoral as well. As a man raised in the turbulent 1960s in Detroit, has Secretary Carson forgotten the struggles of the civil rights movement that included the hard-fought battle to enact the Fair Housing Act? Has he forgotten the marches in his own city, Dr. King’s speeches that appealed for this country to live up to its promises, or how in 1968 his hometown exploded in racial strife?  Even more -- Has Secretary Carson come so far in life and risen so high that he has lost all recollection of what it was to be poor, or in need, or discriminated against? I believe he needs our prayers to remind him of who he is and from whence he came. We, as a people also need him to act in the best interests of all Americans, and especially those of us who share a heritage of fighting to be free in all aspects of life.  His story is one of tremendous personal strides and achievements. It is time for him to understand that it was opportunity that enabled his success. It is highly probable that somewhere in this country another young child needs similar opportunities to live and grow and become all that our Creator intended them to be. The way to a better life in this or any year begins in a home where young minds are supported and nurtured…

Places where values that last life-long are taught… including the duty to reach back and help others who have struggled their way out of want and lack.   There is nothing second-rate about the hopes and dreams of people who have few or meager monies. In the wealthiest nation on earth, doesn’t everyone deserve a chance to live free without the burden of discrimination?  As co-sponsor of the 1968 Fair Housing Act (FHA), former Vice President Walter Mondale participated in HUD’s 50th  anniversary program honoring the pivotal legislation. He termed the Act’s passage as “one of the great miracles in modern history.” “When the federal and state governments will pay to build new suburban highways, streets, sewers, school and parks but then allow these communities to exclude affordable housing, the goals of the Fair Housing Act are not fulfilled,” continued Mondale. “When we build most new subsidized housing in poor Black and Latino neighborhoods, the goals of the Fair Housing Act are not fulfilled.”   I heartily agree. Secretary Carson has a duty to pursue housing justice for all. Just as our nation fought a war to abolish slavery, we now need a war against public policies that bless the wealthy while condemning everyone else to misery. It’s time to put real fairness into fair housing again – for all.

New Law will Gut Black Newspapers Continued from page A1

print editions. We’ve done the math. Having to hire couriers as fulltime employees would force us to limit our circulation areas or raise the prices of our papers. Either option would hurt our revenue so bad, it would no longer make sense to stay in business. We all know the backbone of our democracy is a free and independent press providing truthful, objective and balanced information critical to the lives, health and overall wellbeing of all our citizens. Since Freedom’s Journal, the first African-American newspaper, was published in 1827, the Black press in the United States has played a central role in the lives of Black Americans as an advocate, trusted source of information and rallying point for issues (often life-and-death ones) directly affecting our communities. From the years of legal slavery to the Emancipation Proclamation, through the Civil War and the eras of Jim Crow and lynching - on to the fight for civil rights  and economic improvement - we have always depended on the Black Press for news crucial to keeping our families safe, informing our decisions and shaping our opinions.   Today, Black newspapers across the country have a combined circulation of about 15 million. Americans read Black publications even though mainstream newspapers exist. Those national or citywide papers often overlook or under-report very important

issues vital to the lives of African Americans. Our papers bring unique perspectives to the news, pointing out how news stories may affect Black Americans differently. We expand the base of knowledge on every topic we cover and bring untold stories to the historical record. Most of us also write in familiar and relatable voices, and from points of view, that resonate with our readers.    In California, the cost to live in our coastal cities has become unaffordable for the majority of African Americans. More and more, we see our families migrating to distant suburbs or inland cities and towns east of Los Angeles, the Bay Area, the Central Coast and San Diego. While many of our papers are still located in historic Black neighborhoods near or our around those major metropolitan areas, our drop-off points have become more far-flung and the radius of our circulation areas have dramatically increased. Now, more so than ever before, the role of our contract delivery drivers is an essential aspect of our businesses.   We understand the importance of passing AB 5 to introduce guidelines for implementing the Dynamex decision. But we also need your intervention to protect the legacy and livelihood of our publications as we live up to the responsibility upon us that we never take lightly: That is to strengthen and maintain freedom and democracy in our state and across our country. In the words of educator and journalist Ida B. Wells, “The people must know before they can act and there is no educator like the press.”

African-American Jobless Rate Hit Record Low By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The unemployment rate for black Americans fell sharply to 5.5% in August, hitting its lowest level since record-keeping began in 1972. But the drop was driven primarily by a negative development: Fewer African-Americans were either working or seeking jobs. The government counts people as unemployed only if they are actively looking for a job. When fewer people seek jobs, the unemployment rate often declines. The unemployment rate for Americans of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, which can include all races, also fell but in this case for positive reasons. More of these people came off the sidelines and found jobs, lowering the jobless rate to 4.2% from 4.5% in July. The Labor Department said Friday that all told, employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August. The overall unemployment rate held steady at 3.7%. The data for demographic groups came from a survey of households that is part of the Labor Department’s monthly jobs report.

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Unemployment rate by group:

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Tami Sawyer announces her run for Memphis mayor at a small business downtown. (Johnathan Martin)

Backlash Sinks Magazine Cover Deemed Racist by Many By Erica R. Williams Special to The New Tri-State Defender Memphis magazine has pulled its September issue after receiving backlash for what some have called a racist cover. The magazine featured caricatures of three mayoral candidates — Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer, incumbent Mayor Jim Strickland and former Mayor Dr. Willie W. Herenton. But it’s the illustration of District 7 Commissioner Sawyer that garnered the most criticism. After the cover was released, several people on social media pointed fingers at the local magazine’s characterization of Sawyer, calling it racist and offensive. Recently the company issued an apology in a column posted on their website titled, “We Failed Memphis.” “Being a print publication, a certain number of copies already exist in the world. We have, however, halted newsstand distribution of the September issue to as many retail locations as possible,” said Anna Traverse, chief executive officer of Contemporary Media, the parent company of Memphis magazine. “I took the step as soon as Ms. Sawyer and I spoke on Friday afternoon,” Traverse wrote. “By now, we all know what the cover looked like and what effects it has had, the image has been removed from this website and will never go back up.” Before the apology, and almost immediately after the cover was released, Sawyer issued a statement regarding the depiction. “I’m shocked, disappointed, and disgusted by the egregious mischaracterization of my personhood and continued inaccurate reporting by Contemporary Media and other Memphis news outlets on my background, activism, and values. The caricature (reminiscent of Jim Crow era cartoons historically used to demean and demoralize African Americans) printed in the September issue of Memphis Magazine is both insulting and hurtful and represents a false view of how I am seen by my community.” Sawyer also took issue with the article that accompanied the illustration, calling it an attempt to

support her opponent. “The writing by Jackson Baker and imagery used to support advances racial narratives, reflects clear bias against women and black people, and is simply irresponsible. The article is an obvious attempt to elevate the stature of the incumbent Mayor. While I am portrayed as outlandish, militant, confrontational, and combative, my opponent is portrayed as thoughtful and cautious. We will not stand for the continued willful misrepresentation of and attacks on my womanhood and candidacy.” While caricatures are often used in political satire and are meant to exaggerate the subject’s features, many drawings featuring black women have sparked controversy as critics argue that they feed into negative stereotypes. Former first lady Michelle Obama has been the subject of caricatures where she was often portrayed as masculine and irate. And last year, a drawing of tennis star Serena Williams caused a stir when she was depicted as hostile, jumping up in a hulk-like manner after losing a tennis match. In a recent op-ed, local political columnist, Otis Sanford emphasized the troubling history of caricatures as it relates to African Americans. He also questioned “Memphis” magazine’s lack of diversity for the hiccup. “There are plenty of appropriate descriptors for the cover, which shows caricatures of Willie Herenton, Tami Sawyer, and Jim Strickland, the three leading candidates for Memphis Mayor. None of the descriptors are flattering, either of the cover itself or of those in leadership at the magazine who approved it,” he wrote in an op-ed column. “…but Sawyer is treated the worst. Her caricature is a throwback to an era when black women especially were depicted in cartoons as horribly unattractive and with exaggerated facial features that suggested the person is subhuman.” The cover art comes from longtime contributor to Memphis magazine, Chris Ellis who has defended his illustration while also criticizing Sawyer. On Facebook Continued on page A8

August 2019

July 2019

Aug 2018

White

3.4 3.3

3.4

Black

5.5

6.3

Asian

2.8 2.8

3.0

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity*

4.2

4.5

4.7

Adult men

3.4

3.4

3.5

Adult women

3.3

3.4

3.5

Teenagers

12.6 12.8

12.7

20-24 years old

7.0

6.8

6.8

25-54 years old

3.1

3.1

3.2

2.6

2.7

3.0

Veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan*

3.5

3.6

3.8

No high school diplom

5.4

5.1

5.7

3.6

3.6

3.9

3.1

3.2

3.5

2.1

2.2

2.0

55 and over

High school graduate Some college College graduate

6.0

Duration of Unemployment: Average length (weeks)

22.1 19.6

22.6

Jobless 6 months or more (pct.)

20.6

21.4

*Includes all races Source: Labor Department

19.2


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Why Water Now Flows in East Porterville Community Outreach is the Key

BY MARK HEDIN Ethnic Media Services Prop. 1 funding has helped advance a long list of projects up and down the state to provide Californians safe drinking water. It was key in East Porterville, an unincorporated, lowincome, mostly Latino community of about 7,500 that, Ryan Jensen, of Community Water Center in Visalia, told Ethnic Media Services was “ground zero” for drought impacts in 2014-2017. “Nearly a third of the community had no water service,” Jensen recalled. Between state, county and Porterville local officials, he said “nobody took responsibility.” Meeting the community’s needs was “going around like a hot potato for a while.” Eventually, Jensen said, it was “a little top-down and heavy handed,” but a plan was hatched to connect the community to a reliable water source – the city of Porterville, with funding from the state’s Drought Emergency Project, augmented by $25 million of Prop. 1 funding for planning and build-out. But just as important as the funding, emphasized Jensen’s Community Water Center colleague, Jonathan Nelson, was engaging the community. Early in the project’s planning stages, Jensen recalled, community organizations felt unwelcome in the government’s planning processes. So when it was finally time to turn the water on, he said, none of the eligible homes were signed up. It took Tomas Garcia, a local activist on hand who recognized a name on the list of eligible properties, to call that acquaintance to hurry down and sign up to become the first in East Porterville to get municipal water. Those officials, “went full 180,” Jensen recalled, with the local Public Works director commenting, “We need more people like Tomas Garcia involved.” Residents “had a lot of perfectly reasonable” concerns about signing up for water service, Jensen said, such as worries over big water service bills, higher property taxes, livestock prohibitions, immigration checks among them. “Our role was making sure the community was being brought along, correcting misinformation,” he said. Just as the state needs continued funding to plan and build adequate water infrastructure, Nelson said, “the need for community engagement is immense.” Of his organization, he said, “We can only be in so many places.”

Leonicio Ramirez and Guillermina Avila were the first residents of East Porterville (Tulare County) to receive water through a new connection to the city of Porterville funded by Prop. 1. Photo by Florence Low, California Department of Water Resources. (Courtesy Photo)

And there are plenty of places to be. Of the 1,563 projects analyzed in a UCLA study of Prop 1 implementation, almost half -- 757 -- meet the criteria for benefiting disadvantaged communities, while another 433 are designated “unknown,” meaning they might. A popular strategy the Community Water Center is following is to join multiple communities in shared water projects, such as one currently in the works to establish a

regional water authority in northern Tulare County that would serve seven communities, Jensen said. “There’s a big backlog of projects, many with plans in place already in line for construction funding,” study author Jon Christensen told Ethnic Media Services. There’s more help on the way. For instance, thanks to a new Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, created this year, the state will augment its Safe Drinking Water

Act work with an additional $130 million to spend every year through 2030 on projects addressing contaminated water in disadvantaged communities. That funding represents “a signal victory for these communities that have not had adequate water supplies,” Christensen said, “and is a tribute to the work of environmental justice groups like Community Water Center.”

New UCLA Study – State Makes Progress on Goal to

Guarantee Water as a Human Right BY MARK HEDIN Ethnic Media Services In 2012, California became the first state in the country to declare that “Every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable and accessible water” when the state legislature inserted that statement into its state water code. Now, a new UCLA study (https://tinyuri.com/ UCLAProp1study) finds, the state may be making progress on turning that goal into a reality. “From the start, the challenge was to meet the needs of some one million Californians who lacked access to clean, safe, reliable drinking water,” says Jon Christensen, the author of the study. “Their tap water was -- and largely remains -- contaminated by nitrates from agricultural pollution, perchlorate from industrial pollution and other toxics such as arsenic. “Small, rural community water systems reliant on groundwater and lacking a connection to a water treatment plant are particularly at risk,” he adds. But then came Prop. 1 in 2014. As drought conditions ravaged the state, voters surpassed the required two-thirds majority threshold to approve a $7.1 billion water bond measure, which included special provisions to earmark funds for the most waterchallenged communities. The measure did not arrive without criticisms, such as that it was fiscally irresponsible and favored interests such as corporate farmers over communities that most needed help. But in August of 2014, when the state legislature voted to include Prop. 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot, only two members of the state Assembly opposed it, and it was unanimously approved by the state Senate. A new study by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability on Prop. 1 concludes the state “is meeting or exceeding the explicit goals for funding improvements in disadvantaged communities.” Those are defined as ones where the annual median household income is less than $49,181, which is 80% of the statewide median household income of $61,488. Forty-two percent of California families fit that description, and a third of the state’s population lives in communities where more than half of the households are in that lower economic bracket.

Residents of East Porterville (Tulare County), lived with severe drinking water problems for years until a connection to the city of Porterville was finally made in 2016 with $25 million in funding provided by the state’s Prop. 1, enacted in 2014. Photo by Florence Low, California Department of Water Resources. (Courtesy Photo)

“When you prioritize equity, funding does go to the disadvantaged communities that most need it,” Christensen says. Many of these areas, he added, are in the Central Valley, particularly in the San Joaquin Valley. By way of example, the study notes, 31% of the $2.5

billion allocated assigned to projects so far -- $793 million – has gone to projects serving disadvantaged communities. Where the mandate of prioritizing the most waterchallenged communities was not included in the state’s spending choices, it is often unclear how much

disadvantaged communities and households benefited, the study found. Of $395 million for flood management, for example, less than 1% was addressed to communities in need. Nor have they benefited from the allocation of $2.7 billion for water storage projects. But those projects do serve some 23 million Californians, including many disadvantaged households, and 750,000 acres of agriculture. The report recommends better clarity in the future about whom any state project is intended to benefit. And it encourages more emphasis on “technical assistance” – training, guidance and hands-on help in preparing plans and grant applications. Larger cities and communities can support staff specifically skilled in environmental planning, compiling grant proposals and the like, and thus can arrive sooner and better prepared when spending decisions are being made. By the time a less affluent community can make its needs and proposals heard, the money may already be spoken for, particularly if that funding lacks specific guidelines about who it is intended to help. The state needs to be more cognizant of the fact that not all communities are the same in their ability to access state funding procedures, the report states. By late 2018, the state’s Department of Water Resources had approved 515 technical assistance requests, including 415 for drinking water projects, but it had already spent most of its funding in that category. This shows the importance of ongoing funding so that those projects can be implemented in the future. Polling shows strong support in California for future bond measures to support water supply and quality, along with wildfire protection and natural resources restoration. The UCLA study aims to inform future planning for such projects. “Prop. 1 represents a watershed in funding for infrastructure and environmental projects in California,” Christensen said. “This commitment to funding projects in disadvantaged communities that have not historically gotten these investments needs to continue. “Together with the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, approved by the state this summer, it represents a large step forward. But we will need ongoing funding to ensure that all Californians have access to clean, safe drinking water, along with the other environmental benefits that water provides.”

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California lawmakers sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a measure designed to crack down on doctors who sell fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations on Wednesday, even as Newsom sought last-minute changes to one of the year's most contentious bills.

By DON THOMPSON and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ California lawmakers sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a measure designed to crack down on doctors who sell fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations on Wednesday, even as Newsom sought last-minute changes to one of the year's most contentious bills. Democratic Sen. Richard Pan of Sacramento said that Newsom didn't speak to him before announcing he wanted changes late Tuesday, though he said there had been preliminary discussions in recent weeks. Newsom previously promised to sign the bill that senators approved on a 28-11 vote, Pan noted pointedly. But Pan said he's willing to talk to Newsom about other changes before lawmakers adjourn next week, though he didn't commit to supporting what Newsom has laid out. The measure headed to Newsom's desk would allow state public health officials to investigate doctors who grant more than five medical exemptions in a year and schools with vaccination rates of less than 95%. “The intent of the bill is to keep children safe,'' Pan said. He said lower vaccination rates erode the “community immunity'' that limits measles outbreaks like those that reached their highest level in decades this year. Newsom's newly proposed amendments would make clear that enforcement will start next year, meaning doctors who previously granted a high number of medical exemptions won't face extra scrutiny. They would also remove a requirement that doctors swear under penalty of perjury that they are not charging fees to fill out medical exemption forms or conducting related medical examinations.

They would insure that an expert panel reviewing appeals of exemption denials could consider additional information from the doctor beyond the exemption form. And they would exempt the individual medical forms from being made public. Newsom spokesman Nathan Click said Wednesday that the additional changes are needed to clarify the rules and had been relayed to lawmakers before this week's votes. Lawmakers could still consider the governor's proposed amendments in a separate bill before they adjourn for the year on Sept. 13, Click said. Protesters yelled from the Senate gallery during and after the lengthy debate, forcing the Senate to recess while order was restored. Several lawmakers, including Republicans who strongly opposed the bill, nonetheless criticized some opponents for going too far to disrupt the legislative process. One vaccination opponent faces a misdemeanor assault charge after forcefully shoving Pan earlier this month, a confrontation that the activist filmed and shared on social media. “Please respect the decorum of the house,'' warned Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove of Bakersfield as protesters tried to shout Pan down. Nonetheless, Grove said most opponents are so emotional because “they feel from the depths of their soul that they are fighting for their children's life and their existence to be happy, healthy kids.'' The protesters gathered outside Newsom's office after the vote, and Newsom adviser Daniel Zingale was seen taking some aside for a private meeting.

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to the outdoor futsal court, updated soccer equipment will be provided to enrich a sustainable program at the facility for years to come. “We are proud to unveil the new futsal court in Bakersfield”  said Patty Canessa, Public Affairs Manager of Chevron’s San Joaquin Valley Business Unit. “Our partnership with LAFC gives local youth a safe and revitalized place to play soccer, practice sportsmanship, and build character.  Through investments like this, we hope to make our community an even better place to live.” Chevron has also worked with LAFC to provide access to the World’s Game through the Chevron Soccer Academy earlier this year, which brought professional soccer training to youth at LAFC facilities and at California State University, Bakersfield. Chevron and LAFC will continue to be a force for good together in Southern California, providing youth opportunities to participate in the sport they love. 

New Soccer Facility to Create Accessible Soccer Opportunities and Inspire Local Youth The Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and Chevron   Inc.Los(Chevron), U.S.A. today announced the dedication of

a new futsal court at Bakersfield Police Activities League. The refurbished facility will revitalize the nonprofit’s afterschool youth soccer programming. As LAFC’s official energy partner, this serves as the second soccer facility refurbishment Chevron has completed in parternship with LAFC, highlighting Chevron’s commitment to local communities throughout the Southern California region. “We are excited to bring the Black & Gold to Bakersfield,” LAFC President and Co-Owner Tom Penn said. “This project demonstrates both LAFC’s and Chevron’s collective mission to empower youth and communities across Southern California by expanding access to the world’s game.” The court refurbishment is another key example of how the partnership is delivering on its promise to provide community engagement and access to updated spaces for youth to play the game of soccer throughout the multiyear term. The first refurbishment was completed in March at Bud Carson Middle School in the Hawthorne School District with a full-sized grass field. Through this collaboration, LAFC and Chevron actively support Bakersfield Police Activities Leagues mission to utilize sports to display visible pathways of success on and off the field for at-risk youth. In addition

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he referred to the mayoral contender as “the black female who was monstrously obese.” He also added that he had submitted several versions to the magazine’s editor, art director and publisher who approved his work. More local leaders have come to Sawyer’s defense and condemned the magazine cover. Leaders from the Memphis Branch NAACP said they “took issue with the cover’s insensitive and offensive nature.” “…Upon review of this piece, all I can say is that I’m deeply upset and saddened that we must still contend with blatant racism, sexism, body shaming and an overall abysmal disrespect from some of our most trusted media outlets in this century and climate,” Deidre Malone, resident of the NAACP Memphis Branch wrote in a statement. “I would call on them to do better and be better in order to set higher and more acceptable standards for the important profession of journalism. I would also ask that they consider the underlying messages that they are sending about these individuals to the local community and to the nation.” Monday the new Chairman of the Shelby County Commission, Mark Billingsley, said that he won’t be silent regarding the “grotesque” cover. He urged other leaders to speak out against it as well.” “I feel September’s cover of Memphis magazine, “The Race for Mayor” to be racist, demeaning and an effort to represent candidates as grotesque, especially my Commission colleague Tami Sawyer. This is the second time in my position as a Shelby County Commissioner that I have had to decry misrepresentations of those that offer themselves up for public service, especially as a person’s ethnicity and personal features were misrepresented.” With the election less than 30 days away, Sawyer is moving forward with campaigning. Most recently she attended the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)’s Labor Day parade. She did post a final message on her campaign page regarding the cover. “First, I’m a black woman and I’m proud of that. I was taught by black women to never bow nor break and to always stand tall. It is our lot in life. Since moving home, I’ve dedicated my life to serving and strengthening Memphis. To standing up to the racist and oppressive systems, leaders, and policies that keep us poor, lacking opportunities, and disconnected.” The election is October 3 and today (Sept. 3) is the last day to register. Early voting is Sept. 13 through Sept. 28.

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