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Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR In his honor many in this community want to make the untimely death meaningful. Based upon disclosures since Michael Tyree’s death last August 2015, the Board of Supervisors (BOS)may be well advised to ask the California Attorney General and U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an independent investigation of all operations of the Office of the Sheriff, County of Santa Clara. Especially its jail operations. This county’s general public needs to know if any criminal neglect happened. That finding needs to be disclosed by an independent objective party such as the DOJ or Attorney General. Recent information reveals that this County’s CoronerMedical Examiner, reports directly to the Office of the Sheriff. Is this a conflict of interest? In years past, deaths

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Uno de cada ocho estadounidenses adultos continúa teniendo altos niveles de colesterol de acuerdo con un informe revelado esta semana por el Centro Nacional de Estadísticas de Salud -CCHS- de los Centros de Control de Enfermedades de Estados Unidos -CDC.

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which happened in this county’s jails were all made public. If it is possible for the Office of the Sheriff to control access to information, that possibility needs to be eliminated. This is a ‘Checks & Blance’ matter. This issue needs assessment by the CA State Attorney General or the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition, the BOS may want to consider establishment of an independent oversight/ monitoring agency similar to the Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose which monitors the SJPD.. After two meetings of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Custodial Operations, its focus became the Sheriff’s current management & administration of grievances, complaints, Inmates Fund management, etc. The Tyree incident demonstrated the urgent need to have a greater licensed psychiatric capacity (professional staff and available beds) within this County. This statement of fact in the commission’s final report is essential to keeping the ‘continuum of care’ paradigm gap ‘on the table’ for possible action in the near future by this

County’s Board of Supervisors. Let’s not neglect the reality that Michael Tyree was sent to a jail cell rather than psychiatric therapy simply because no suitable ‘psychiatric bed’ was available within this County nor its current Health & Hospital Systems. This unfortunate circumstance led up to having this mental health challenged person being present in a jail cell rather than in a licensed psychiatric facility’s bed. His mental health status was the reason a Superior Court Judge sent Tyree to the County Jail’s custodial operations. And, since there is a proposed project to build a new county jail facility, its features need to include some space allocation for psychiatric assessment which enables appropriate diversion of an inmate to alternative programs such as rehabilitation, behavioral health modification, mental health therapies, half-way house reentry programs, etc. All under Probation Department surveillance at $12,000 per year in contrast to $45,000 per year per incarcerated inmate.

De acuerdo con los expertos involucrados con el estudio, aun cuando es evidente que muchos están haciendo un esfuerzo por mejorar sus niveles de colesterol, es mucho lo que falta por hacer.

La buena noticia, dice, es que está demostrado que la aplicación de ciertos tratamientos y la adopción de un estilo de vida saludable – en el que la dieta es fundamental – pueden ayudar a disminuir los riesgos.

El problema es que, como lo recalca el doctor Gregg Fonarow, profesor de cardiología de la Universidad de California, en Los Ángeles, “...el colesterol alto es uno de los mayores generadores de enfermedades del corazón”. Entre más altos sean los niveles del llamado “colesterol malo” en nuestra sangre, más alto nuestro riesgo de enfermar del corazón o tener un ataque cardíaco, explica el experto citado en el boletín del Instituto Nacional de Salud.

Y es que, de acuerdo con la Asociación Americana del Corazón – American Heart Association- cerca de la mitad de los hispanos adultos con colesterol alto, ignoran que lo tienen alto y por lo tanto qué hacer con él. Así las cosas, es muy importante recordar que el problema de tener altos niveles de “colesterol malo” o grasa en la sangre, es que las arterias pueden bloquearse y esto puede ocasionar un infarto.

This approach requires that future systems planning must be multi-disciplinary. The Superior Court, Sheriff and Health & Hospital Systems must collaborate to craft an integrated system in which ‘wrap-around-services close the current ‘gap’ in the continuity of care & custody services. Let’s plan for tomorrow’s mental health challenged inmates, who are 55% of all inmates today. These custodial clients would benefit from these future integrated agency (law enforcement, judicial systems, and health care). Each having the capacity to provide service needed. This may lead to an emphasis upon the formation of alternatives to incarceration. Incarceration implies exposure to professional jailers trained to practice surveillance, suppression and safety for the inmate, themselves, and community. The BOS needs to include this approach along with the Blue Ribbon Commission’s final report in order to justify taking action in the near future. That future undertaking may include efforts to increase psychiatric therapy capacity (beds & trained personnel) within this county. Alternatives to jails

Como el colesterol alto no genera síntomas, es importante hacerse los exámenes de rigor periódicamente y seguir las instrucciones médicas que generalmente y, de acuerdo con el caso, implican seguir un tratamiento específico y llevar un estilo de vida y una dieta saludables. Sin embargo hay ciertos lineamientos que pueden ayudarnos a mantener en los niveles adecuados nuestro colesterol, como ejercitarse, no fumar y disminuir drásticamente el consumo de grasa, sobre todo de las saturadas. El consumo de proteínas es fundamental, carnes, productos lácteos, almendras, granos y guisantes están en ese grupo. Recuerde que las carnes deben de ser

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need to be developed and implemented in the near future as its progressive improvements goal. An approach may be to have the H&HS put together a Psychiatric Facility RFP which encourages investors to build and operate a licensed psychiatric hospital in this county. The county could be its collaborative partner who now does not need to send any clients beyond its borders. We do thank SJ Mercury News for its investigative journalism reports: “Vile Trail of Racism at jail” (12.04.15); Scott Herhold’s column, (12.07.15), and publishing those two Letters to the Editor (12.08.15): “DOJ (Department of Justice) needs to take over county jail system” by Robert Chaykin, SCC Human Relations Commissioner; and “Mental Health training should be mandatory” by Karin Herndon, First Aid Instructor, National Council for Behavioral Health, Los Altos, CA. To appropriately honor Michael Tyree, this community, its elected leaders, its civil service professionals, and its citizens must all become committed to ‘doing the right thing’.

magras, es decir, tener la menor cantidad de grasa animal posible. En toda dieta saludable las verduras o vegetales y las frutas tienen un papel protagónico. En algunos casos, sobre todo entre los adultos mayores es recomendable disminuir la cantidad de sodio que se ingiere, porque según los expertos, aun cuando el consumo de sal no afecta los niveles de colesterol, favorece la retención de líquidos e influye negativamente en la presión arterial. Así que si no lo ha hecho es tiempo de hacerse revisar los niveles de colesterol y -tenga la edad que tenga- recordar que la prevención es la clave. Nunca es tarde para adoptar un estilo de vida saludable.

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ARTS & CULTURE

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Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Frank Felix, known by his social media handle ‘Shotgunarte’, is a Riverside California native who has become well known for his pen and pencil artwork showcasing cholas, the street life, and the chicano culture of this state. His drawings and tattooing evoke the environments that he grew up in, sometimes with strong visuals that get the point across.

In many of the short 15 second clips on the photo site, oldies music can be heard in the background as he draws the intricate lines of the cars, hair and flannel shirts. This rare glimpse into his safe spot, his escape, is highlighted by his thoughts on why and how he ends up coming up with these figures. “It’s my release. I used to fight a lot in the streets, being an angry kid. Now as an adult I can’t go and beat up a person. It’s like it releases a bad part of me so when things are going on, people know that in my art it shows, it reflects what’s going on in my life at that point.”

“I’ve been drawing since I was 8 years old, so I just never put down the pencil. Tattooing wise, I started in 2000 when I met my wife. She kind of pushed me into it.” After getting injured at his job, Felix and his wife at the time decided to take the plunge into creating a business built on art. The result is into its 15th year now.

Felix also stresses that the drawings are also important to others because of how it relates to their own lives. These aren’t just imagination but a reflection of what has and is happening to the fans that praise his pictures online, and purchase his products.

Felix’s art is based a lot on his own experiences, his world and how he grew up in it. “I take inspiration from everything I’ve seen. I’ve been on my own since 13, I’ve been in the streets. I was a little gang member til I was 21, when I had my first kid.” This constant influx of street life and the good and bad contained within it is brought up in any of his drawings and tattoos, as evident on his Instagram photo account. Part gallery, part personal blog of sorts, it is here where Felix puts up updates of his life and his work.

“The real turning point in my life was when I was 37, I had been drawing cholas and street stuff pretty much all my life. I lost one of my cousins and he was very close to me. A couple months later my wife left me. So I had to either let that consume me or put my all into my art.”

All of it is pen or pencil on paper, no digital work for him. Although he does hold a degree in computer graphics he says, “I think sometimes you lose your soul in these computers and phones.”

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One of his art pieces, the Virgin Mary (as seen on the cover) helped him cope with the loss in his life. “The Virgin Mary that I drew tells a story. If you really look at the picture you’ll see a bunch of names, those are cousins I’ve lost on the streets.” All those cousins he’s lost through the years have been part of his art and his life, giving him suggestions and watching him evolve. Now that they’re

gone he says, “I don’t have a family support like that anymore, so I have to push myself to do it everyday. I get up everyday and I remember them, then draw. It was a big turning point, I could either fail or I could succeed by myself, and I have. For 4 years now.” The Virgin drawing helped Felix meditate on his life and his goals. His reasoning for picking her to draw was that he connected to the idea of faith and her connection to Chicano culture. “Sometimes I feel like she’s sad. Thats why I put the extra stuff in there, because that’s day to day life. Not so violent, but we’re all going through our struggles. Sometimes you’ve got to tell a story while you’re drawing here.” Felix’s future goals lie in opening up a shop for Shotgunarte, to sell his art and create tattoos, eventually bringing in other artists and their work. It’s all for his children, which he has seven of, five daughters and two sons. “A couple of them will be learning how to tattoo and take over the business.” In the end Felix describes a perfect day for him as a congregating of he and his family, all the while drawing of course. “Pretty much I get up, I’m either drawing or tattooing. (I) come home one day and all my kids are around. I love family, it’s just who I am. I do everything for my family. One day I’d like to come home and actually see all my kids together. Thats a perfect day for me. Family and art, you can’t beat that.” Learn more at <https://www.instagram.com/ shotgunarte/> and <http://www.redbubble.com/ people/shotgunarte13/shop>.

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NAPSM Una nueva encuesta de hispanoamericanos encontró que los padres latinos no sólo se preocupan inmensamente sobre la educación de sus hijos sino que además están más abiertos a reformas educativas, más que el estado unidense promedio. El informe Latino Perspectives, de Braun Research, encontró que uno de cada cinco latinos nombran a la educación cómo el problema número uno de la nación. Sólo “economía y empleo” se ven como más importantes. La comunidad latina tiende más a decir que la educación es una prioridad para la nación comparado con el problema inmigratorio tan importante. Ade más, los latinos apoyan los tests o exámenes estandarizados para escuelas públicas, más que el promedio nacional, y apoyan las escuelas charter. Cuando se les preguntó qué intervención del gobierno es el mejor enfoque para mejorar el bajo ren di miento de las escuelas públicas, los latinos están inclinados a poder elegir, tal como vouchers para seleccionar escuelas, en lugar de favorecer la adquisición de parte de las escuelas chárter. Una gran ma yo ría, el 71 por

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ciento, dijo que sólo apoyan a los vouchers para escuelas. De hecho, siete de cada 10 latinos apoya alguna forma de elegir escuelas, incluyendo vouchers, becas con crédito de impuestos y cuentas de aho rro educativas (Education Savings Accounts—ESAs). Las ESAs dan a los padres una cuenta para gastos educativos para que los padres utilicen diferentes servicios de aprendizaje para sus hijos, incluyendo, pero no limitado a, matrículas para escuela privadas. El 73% de los latinos está a favor de las ESAs.

cación creará oportunidades para que sus hijos progresen en la vida”.

A pesar de que los latinos apoyan firmemente reformas innovadoras educativas, el 60% aún cree que los sindicatos de maestros tienen un impacto positivo en la educación cuando apoyan a candidatos políticos. Este dato es curioso porque los sindicatos de maestros se oponen rotundamente a las escuelas chárter y otras formas de elegir escuelas.

“Esta encuesta nos dice que no importan sus antecedentes ni sus ingresos, los padres latinos desean tantas oportunidades para sus hijos como sea posible y el sistema estadounidense educativo público debería responder a esto”, dijo Enlow.

“Muchas familias latinas creen que sus hijos están zonificados a asis tir, en sus propias palabras, a las peores escuelas públicas de EE. UU. y quieren tener más opciones” remarcó Robert Enlow, presidente y CEO de Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, entidad que comisionó el estudio. “Saben que una buena edu-

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Nevada—donde los latinos re pre sen tan hasta un 40 por ciento de la población estudiantil del estado—recientemente fue el primer estado en adoptar ESAs para todos sus 453,000 estudiantes de escuelas públicas. Nacionalmente, existen 58 programas educativos nacionales de selección educativa, desde vouchers hasta deducciones de impuestos en 27 estados y el Distrito de Columbia.

Friedman Foundation es una organización sin fines de lucro de di cada exclusivamente a incrementar las opciones de escuelas para los niños. Para aprender más sobre opciones de educación donde usted vive, visite www.edchoice.org. Datos muestran que muchos latinos preferirían enviar a sus hijos a escuelas privadas o chárter.

Saratoga CALIFORNIA At the 18 campuses of Stratford School in the San Francisco Bay Area, coding is exploding. The school is answering the call for educational excellence by teaching computer coding fundamentals beginning in preschool. Each day more than 1,900 preschool students and an additional 3,000 kindergarten through 8th grade students are learning coding fundamentals, critical thinking, collaboration and analysis skills, so they can write actual computer code for apps, robotics, and other uses. To highlight its computer science curriculum, Stratford School is participating in Code.org’s Hour of Code. With more than 1,900 preschool students participating, Stratford boasts the single largest population of preschoolers participating in the Hour of Code event. Stratford School was one of the first preschool and primary school systems in the Bay Area to partner with Code.org on its Hour of Code initiative when it launched three years ago. “Stratford School is one of the first private schools to take an innovative approach to teaching computer science and digital literacy skills beginning at the preschool level,” says Sherry Adams,

Stratford co-founder. “Shortly after our founding in 1999, computer science and coding became foundational for students who range from three years to 15 years of age.” According to Adams, a pioneering 21st century curriculum and emphasis on STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) makes Stratford’s approach unique. “Our computer science curriculum builds solid computational thinking skills through collaborative engineering, and visual arts projects. This enables our students to more quickly grasp the fundamentals of coding at an early age. This accelerates digital literacy and prepares them for success in high school, college and ultimately for 21st century jobs. Further, our experience has shown that students who code well also possess highly developed mathematics, language, and reading skills.” Educators at Stratford, and others across the country, agree that digital literacy is a paramount issue. The debate lies in how to achieve it, and ultimately what skills must be taught now to ensure readiness for the future. A recent article by Bloomberg Business profiles efforts by educators in China to address the issue of teaching computer coding to children as young as three. The Huffington Post, too, has covered this growing topic.

Stratford School’s 18 Bay Area locations participating in the Hour of Code include: San Francisco, San Bruno, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Fremont, Santa Clara, San Jose, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Danville, and Pleasanton. At these campuses, students will be completing the following types of activities. Preschool students participate in unplugged activities from Code.org that Stratford has aligned to preschool learning ability. For example; linking “giving directions” to an algorithmic thinking activity. Preschoolers also learn the foundations of coding through use of Dash and Dot exercises. Elementary students participate in unplugged activities such as Graph Paper Programming, Relay Programming with Scratch and Python, and various online activities provided by Code. org. Middle school students will code with Scratch for Teens, Python, HTML, Javascript, and learn to code games with Alice and App Inventor. “Coding is not new for our students,” says Adams. “They respond to the Hour of Code in the same way kids look forward to a field trip. This special week of learning enables them to share and further their skills. Their excitement is contagious.”


Everything You Need to Know About the New Generation of Payment Cards Nathaniel Sillin Practical Money Matters If you’ve received a replacement for your credit or debit cards in the mail lately, take a closer look. That little gold chip on the front is going to make it tougher for thieves to steal your data. By year-end 2015, Visa estimates that 63 percent of cards in American wallets will feature this new technology (www.VisaChip. com) aimed at derailing counterfeit fraud. The new chip adds a unique, onetime code that changes every time you use your card to make an in-store payment. That automatic security code change makes your data nearly impossible to use to create a counterfeit card.

just pay-and-go for everyday transactions as before. Just remember to take your card with you when the transaction is complete. However, if you are currently using an old but unexpired card or if the business where you’re doing a transaction doesn’t have the upgraded chip card equipment, don’t panic. The strip on the back of your card will continue to work with all card terminals for the foreseeable future. For merchants – the collective name for the stores, restaurants and other businesses where you use credit and debit cards every day – the transition to chip cards is moving along as well. According to a recent survey by Visa, approximately 90 percent of business owners are aware of chip technology and about 70 percent

have already upgraded their equipment or have plans to do so. Current estimates show that 47 percent of U.S. terminals will be able to read chip cards by the end of the year. There’s one more incentive for all businesses to get on board with chip card technology: Starting October 1, liability for some counterfeit fraud may shift from the card-issuing financial institutions to retailers unless they are able to accept and process chip card transactions.

ready chip card-capable and just need a software update to fully function. For the smallest businesses, some low-cost options for upgrading card acceptance terminals can cost $100 or less. Square https://squareup.com/contactless-chipreader, for example, recently announced a new $49 card reader that accepts chip cards as well as mobile payments and they’re giving away 250,000 of them to small business customers at no cost. If you travel overseas regu-

For merchants, processing chip transactions will likely involve a hardware or software upgrade somewhat similar to upgrading a cellphone contract. In many cases, the terminal will be included in the cost of the service. About a third of merchant terminals are al-

Counterfeit or “cloned” cards account for about two-thirds of in-store fraud to the tune of $3 billion, according to Boston-based research firm Aite Group. The transition to chip cards is expected to be nearly complete by year-end 2017. You’ll see very slight differences in using these cards. First, you’ll need to insert a chip card into a new slot on built for chip cards and keep it there until your purchase is complete. You won’t have to swipe traditional magnetic strip on the back anymore. You will still be able to sign, enter a PIN or

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larly, you’ve probably already seen chip card technology in action. It’s based on a global standard called EMV and is already at work in countries moving to cashless options for private and public goods and services. One final note. While you’re waiting for your new chip cards, you’ll still be able to use your current stripbased credit cards in new machines under their zero liability fraud protection rules. However, debit card security rules are different, so it is best to check with your bank on their guide-

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lines so you know your funds are secure. Bottom line: The move from strip to chip cards will create a more secure environment for credit and debit card users. However, consumers will still need to keep their cards safe and confirm the accuracy of all their spending data. Nathaniel Sillin directs Visa’s financial education programs. To follow Practical Money Skills on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ PracticalMoney

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Corriendo para demostrarles a los hispanoamericanos que la diabetes no es razón para volverse menos activos BPT Si miran a Benny Madrigal, podrán ver a un mexicano-americano atlético y en buen estado físico. También es un padre activo y maestro de educación especial. Nunca adivinarían que padece una enfermedad que ha cambiado su vida por completo, pero así es. A los 22 años le diagnosticaron diabetes tipo 1. Según la Asociación Americana para la Diabetes, hay estudios que detectaron una necesidad de más educación y asistencia

en el automanejo de la diabetes entre hispanoamericanos, como Benny. Más de la mitad de los hispanos tiene niveles de azúcar en sangre que están fuera del rango deseado, y muchos desconocen cuál debería ser su meta glucémica.

Diabetes en la población de hispanoamericanos Los Centros para el control y la prevención de enfermedades (CDC) estiman el 12,8 % de los adultos hispanos recibió un diagnósti-

co de diabetes (tipo 1 y tipo 2), y el desglose de adultos hispánicos varía según la etnia: Como miembro del Team Novo Nordisk, Benny Madrigal corre con una misión: inspirar, educar y fortalecer a personas con diabetes.

14,8 % para los puertorriqueños 13,9 % para los mexicanos-americanos 9,3 % para los cubanos 8,5 % para los centroamericanos y sudamericanos “Hay una gran brecha en la información en lo que se refiere a la diabetes,” afirma Benny. “Muchos hispánicos sienten que su diagnóstico es una sentencia de muerte y que la diabetes los con-

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trolará, pero no tiene que ser así. Es por ello que me siento tan orgulloso de mi trabajo dentro y fuera de la pista con el Team Novo Nordisk—quiero mostrarles a las personas con diabetes que no tienen que volverse menos activos.” Como miembro del Team Novo Nordisk—un equipo deportivo global para la diabetes, dirigido por el equipo de ciclismo profesional para la diabetes líder en todo el mundo, Benny ha emprendido una misión para inspirar, educar y fortalecer a otras personas que viven con esta afección. Cuando no está corriendo, trabaja como maestro y es embajador del Team Novo Nordisk, promoviendo su

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misión y recordándoles a otros que viven con diabetes que: “cuanto mejor cuiden de ustedes mismos, mejor cuidarán de otros.” “Mis hijos, es decir, mi hija y mis alumnos, me motivan a continuar con el plan de manejo para la diabetes que he desarrollado con mis médicos,” explicó Benny. “Quiero ser un ejemplo positivo para ellos que acabe con el estigma y con la confusión que existe en torno a la diabetes, especialmente, en la comunidad hispánica.” Todas las personas son diferentes, por lo que es importante para quienes tienen diabetes poder trabajar con su médico para encontrar un plan de trat-

amiento que sea efectivo para ellos y cumplirlo. Ya sea que tenga diabetes o conozca a alguien que la tiene, visite Cornerstones4Care.com para obtener más información y recursos personalizados. Hay información disponible en español en Espanol.Cornerstones4Care.com. Para mantenerse informado sobre Benny y el Team Novo Nordisk en el circuito de carreras, visite TeamNovoNordisk.com. Cornerstones4Care® es una marca comercial registrada de Novo Nordisk A/S. Novo Nordisk es una marca comercial registrada de Novo Nordisk A/S.

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picante de las salchichas. Este plato sano y reconfortante se convertirá sin dudas en un favorito de la familia, y un cambio idóneo con relación al usual aderezo de salsa marinara en la pasta.

BPT Se puede decir mucho sobre la rutina y es cierto tiene su lugar en la cocina por ejemplo: “Lunes sin carne”, “Miércoles con sobrantes”; y “Viernes, noche de pizza”. Adoptar una rutina nos facilita el control de la planificación y las compras para que haya menos estrés a la hora de la cena. Pero ceñirse a una rutina no equivale necesariamente a comidas aburridas. ¡Recurra a la inspiración global para darle vida a lo rutinario! No es necesario llenar la despensa de ingredientes exóticos para darle un sabor étnico a sus platos. Usualmente, solo basta unir ingredientes comunes creativamente para crear un nuevo sabor. Por ejemplo, ¿sabía que las uvas y las salchichas constituyen una combinación clásica de la cocina italiana? Una receta como pasta con uvas y salchichas de pollo se hace en cuestión de minutos, y solo requiere unos cuantos alimentos que probablemente tenga al alcance de la mano. El delicioso dúo de uvas y salchichas es una pareja perfecta, porque la acritud de las uvas equilibra el sabor

También puede probar otra opción internacional para la cena: arepas. Esta especialidad venezolana, se consume tradicionalmente como si fuera pan. La levadura, elaborada con una mezcla de harina de maíz blanca, agua y sal, se presiona hasta adoptar la forma de una empanada, y luego se hornea, se fríe o se cocina en la parrilla. En la actualidad, se conoce como “arepa” un sándwich abierto original venezolano con pan de maíz como base, que se llena con diferentes ingredientes. Las arepas satisfacen, su elaboración es sencilla, y comerlas es divertido. Pero lo mejor de todo es que inspiran creatividad, pues se pueden rellenar con cualquier tipo de ingrediente. Y si desea incorporarle más globalidad a las raíces suramericanas de las arepas, puede añadirles un poco de sabor griego con pollo desmenuzado, pimentón ahumado, queso feta y uvas crujientes.

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Pasta con uvas y salchichas de pollo INGREDIENTES: 6 onzas de salchichas italianas picantes, sin envoltura 2 cucharaditas de aceite de oliva extra virgen 1 cebolla roja grande, picada en lascas finas 3 dientes de ajo, picados en trozos 3/4 taza de caldo de pollo con poco sodio 1/2 taza de half and half (mezcla de leche y crema de leche) sin grasa 1/4 taza de queso Parmesano rallado 2 tazas de uvas rojas de California picadas en dos mitades 1/2 cucharadita de sal 1/2 cucharadita de pimienta negra recién molida 12 onzas de pappardelle o fettuccine secos 1/4 taza perejil italiano picado

SATELLITE HEALTHCARE Rinde 24 raciones Análisis nutricional por ración (2 cucharaditas): Calorías 2.86 kcal; proteínas 3.2 g; hidratos de carbono 5.1 g; fósforo 8.15 mg; sodio 6.83 mg; potasio 7.26 mg INGREDIENTES Galletas bajas en sodio 2 paquetes (8 oz. cada uno) de queso crema, reblandecido ¼ de taza de margarina, reblandecida 2 cucharadas de cebollín seco 2 cucharadas de hojas de perejil seco 1 cucharadita de ajo con pimienta 1/3 cucharadita de eneldo ¼ cucharadita de tomillo ½ taza de pimiento rojo picado

ELABORACIÓN: Ponga a calentar una cacerola grande llena de agua a fuego intenso. Al mismo tiempo, dore las salchichas en una sartén grande a fuego mediano-intenso, desmenuzándolas con una cuchara. Cuando estén cocinadas, colóquelas sobre un plato. Vierta el aceite en la sartén vacía, y luego añada la cebolla y cocine hasta que se ablande, durante unos ocho minutos. Añada el ajo y cocine un minuto más. Vierta el caldo y cocine a fuego lento hasta que se reduzca a la mitad, durante cinco minutos. Incorpore el half and half, y siga cocinando a fuego lento. Vierta el queso parmesano y vuelva a colocar las salchichas en la sartén. Añada las uvas y el perejil, y apague el fogón. Sazone con sal y pimienta. Coloque la pasta y sal a gusto al agua hirviendo en la cacerola. Cocine hasta que esté al dente, drene y coloque la pasta en la sartén, revuelva y sirva. Da para seis porciones. Información de nutrición por porción: 352 calorías; 22 g de proteínas; 57g de carbohidratos; 6.5 g de grasa total (2g de grasa saturada); 17% de calorías procedentes de la grasa; 27 mg de colesterol; 463 mg de sodio; 3g de fibra.

INSTRUCCIONES DE PREPARACIÓN •Con una batidora eléctrica se mezcla el queso crema con la margarina hasta que la mezcla quede esponjosa. •Se agrega el cebollín, el perejil, el ajo con pimienta, el eneldo y el tomillo y se bate bien. •Se cubre el fondo de un tazón con un trozo de película transparente y con una cuchara se pasa al tazón la mezcla del queso, doblando después la película transparente para que cubra el queso. •Se refrigera hasta que el queso quede firme (unas 4 horas, o hasta el día siguiente). •Se abre la película transparente y se da vuelta al tazón para que el queso caiga sobre un plato de presentación. Se alisa la forma entera con un cuchillo y se le esparce por encima el pimiento rojo picado. •Se tapa y se refrigera hasta el momento de comerlo. Se sirve con galletas bajas en sodio. Fuente: In Balance, Low Phosphorous Recipes, Genzyme Proporcionado por: Satellite Healthcare | Dialysis | WellBound

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Office of the Mayor, City of San Jose, CA, December 4, 2015: San José & Eight Federated Employee Unions Reach Tentative Agreement on Franework to reach settlement.

Mayor Sam Liccardo, members of the City Council and representatives from the City’s employee unions met in the City Hall Wing Room 120 to discuss the pension reform agreements reached with 8 of the City’s 9 employee bargaining units. Copies of the agreement and related fact sheets / staff reports are posted online to ensure transparency. With eight of the nine bargaining units representing 99% of Federated (nonsworn) employees on an alternative pension reform settlement framework will be achieved. . This agreement, if ratified by union memberships and approved by the City Council, would generate significant savings for San Jose taxpayers and provide the foundation for San José to continue restoring services.    It also calls for proceeding with both a quo warranto process through the courts that would immediately implement the Alternative Pension Reform Settlement Framework, and a ballot measure in November 2016 that would supersede Measure B, which was passed in June 2012.

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The agreement follows a similar framework that was agreed to by the City and the San José Police Officers Association and San José Firefighters, IAFF Local 230, in July this year.   Together, the agreements will save San José taxpayers nearly $3 billion over the next 30 years (i.e., $100 million per year x 30 years).   Note: the bargaining unit that represents the City of San Jose’s building inspectors has not agreed to this alternative pension reform framework. Mayor Sam Liccardo said, “I am extremely pleased that we’ve reached an agreement that secures nearly $3 billion in long-term savings and will help us restore city services and our workforce in a fiscally-sustainable manner,” said Mayor Liccardo. “I’d like to extend my deepest gratitude to our City’s and our employees’ bargaining teams for spending countless hours to reach a compromise that benefits both San Jose taxpayers and our dedicated public servants. This agreement will help us turn the page on the challenges of the past and build a foundation for future collaboration.”    Lead Union Representative Lamoin Werlein-Jaen, IFPTE Local 21 said, “This tentative agreement sends a message that city leaders value the men and women who deliver critical services to the residents and businesses of San Jose. I want to thank Mayor Liccardo, the City Council and City Manager Duenas for their leadership and for joining us in putting the rancor and discord of Measure B behind us all.  It’s now time to begin restoring city services in the same collaborative manner that brought about this agreement.”

President Yolanda Cruz, AFSCME Local 101, stated, “We negotiated a settlement that is fair for all parties. Collaborating allowed us to begin rebuilding trust between the city workforce and city leaders so that we may collectively focus on delivering high quality services to the residents we serve. I want to commend the leadership of City Manager Norberto Duenos. His commitment and willingness to explore all options and genuine concerns for the City workforce were instrumental in moving us all toward this tentative agreement.”   City Manager Norberto Duenas responded, “I deeply appreciate the dedication, hard work, and time that our employee groups gave over the past several months to achieve this agreement. Their outstanding commitment to find practical solutions that can meet our mutual goals was essential. We can now focus on our future, together, so that we can serve the people of San José and strengthen our high quality workforce.” These union pension contract negotiations were initiated during the prior administration of former Mayor Chuck Reed. These essential pension agreements will enable the City of San Jose to meet its operational budget needs all while meeting its pension obligations and while avoiding future potential bankruptcy (like Detroit, Michigan) in a sustainable manner. The links to this proposed tentative agreement and fact sheet are now live on City of San Jose’s website: <http:// www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/48240> Tentative Agreement Fact Sheet: <http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/ View/48248>

LA RED HISPANA Estados Unidos, la principal y más influyente economía del planeta, tiene un record que pocos países envidian: Alberga a la mayor población carcelaria del mundo, equivalentes a más de 2.2 millones de personas, un alto número de las cuales fue encarcelada por delitos relacionados con el consumo de droga. Por fortuna, el estado de California, que históricamente ha sido un laboratorio de ideas de vanguardia, dio pasos decisivos para ayudar a resolver un problema donde los hispanos padecen un impacto desproporcional, a través de la aprobac-

ión de la Proposición 47, que fue apoyada por un amplio número deorganizaciones sociales, incluido el Consejo Nacional de la Raza (NCLR). Los latinos, por ejemplo, padecen una mayor probabilidad en ser arrestados, detenidos y convictos a sentencias carcelarias más prolongadas que blancos, afro americanos o asiáticos aún cuando muchas veces enfrentan acusaciones similares. La Proposición 47 reduce específicamente media docena de felonías a delitos menores: robo en tiendas, gran hurto, aceptación de propiedad robada, falsificación, fraude y pagar con

un cheque sin fondos. En ninguno de los casos, la cantidad robada puede exceder los 950 dólares. También cubre el uso personal de drogas ilegales. Se estima que más de un millón de californianos podrían beneficiarse, incluidos aquellos que ya fueron convictos pues ahora pueden reducir su sentencia gracias a la Proposición. Para los inmigrantes indocumentados o residentes permanentes existe el beneficio adicional de que la reducción de cargos puede ayudarlos a evitar una deportación. Para más información visita

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California Gun Control Advocates Praise Supreme Court Decision Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE California’s strict gun laws are safe, for now, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a case that could have overturned the Golden State’s ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition.The court left in place a local assault weapon ban in Highland Park, Ill., which means similar bans in other states remain legal. Attorney Mike McLively with the San Franciscobased Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence said this bolsters his group’s argument that common-sense gun

laws don’t violate the Second Amendment. He credited California’s approach for a big drop in shootings. “California’s gun death rate since the early 90s - when California started passing a lot of pretty comprehensive gun reforms - that gun death rate has gone down substantially, and at a much greater rate than the rest of the country,” he said. California passed an assault-weapons ban in 1989. The federal ban passed in 1994 but was allowed to expire 10 years later. According to opponents, guncontrol laws unfairly punish law-abiding gun owners and are ineffective because criminals buy weapons on the black market. McLively said the state still sees too many assault rifles because manufacturers have exploited a loophole to get around the ban - producing

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a rifle with a magazine controlled by a so-called “bullet button.” “It’s very easy to produce an assault weapon where the magazine pops out if you wear a glove that has sort of a bullet attached to the index finger,” he said, “and it’s this way of getting around California law.” The two shooters in the recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino reportedly used legally obtained assaultstyle rifles that were bulletbutton-enabled, and semiautomatic handguns. Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill in 2013 to close the bullet-button loophole. In the wake of the massacre, gun-control groups are pushing for it to be reintroduced in 2016. Information about the decision on Friedman vs. City of Highland Park is online at scotusblog.com.

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE COACHELLA, Calif. - A large group of California religious leaders released a letter to President Obama on Tuesday, asking him to use his powers under the Antiquities Act to create three new national monuments in the southern California desert. One hundred Latino church leaders from the Assemblies of God Southern Pacific District sent the letter, which urges creation of the Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains and Sand to Snow national monuments. The Rev. Jesse Villarreal of Templo la Hermosa in Coachella said local churches often take youth groups on hikes to these proposed monuments because

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“It’s a place to relax, to pray, to connect with God and enjoy his beauties and see God through the hands of his creation,” Villarreal said. “It’s a place where you can meditate on God’s power.”

“These communities really see the importance of these monuments to their heritage, to their community, to future generations, and to their faith,” he said.

Supporters of the monuments say the area is threatened by proposals to export groundwater from desert aquifers, and from air pollution, rapid community development and encroachments from renewable-energy projects. Maite Arce, president of the nonprofit Hispanic Access Foundation, said Latinos make up nearly 50 percent of the population in the California desert - so they have

The clergy members join a growing list of monument supporters who have written to the president, including historians, veterans, activeduty military, local elected officials, Latino organizations, astronomers and local business owners. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill to establish these national monuments earlier this year, but it has not yet been brought to a vote. The letter is online at hispanicaccess.org


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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Chris Thomas CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE Sacramento, Calif. - About 368,000 Californians are working in what’s been dubbed the “clean economy,” including 71,000 new jobs in the past five years. According to a new report, similar job growth is taking place all along the West Coast as the states work together to reduce the pollution associated with climate change. The report from the Delphi Group said the clean economy is about more than producing cleaner energy and using less energy. Co-author Paul Shorthouse, Delphi’s regional director, said it’s also about sparking innovation. “In California, we’ve seen ex-

plosive growth of the solar photo-voltaic industry,” he said. “We’re also seeing upticks in clean-energy patents over 2010; very interesting pilot projects in battery and energy-storage space.” The report said solar PV alone employs 28,000 Californians and can boast almost $12 billion in investments since 2013. Since 2010, Shorthouse said, every member of the Pacific Coast Collaborative - all three West Coast states and British Columbia - have grown jobs at a rate more than twice that of new jobs overall. Gov. Jerry Brown has delayed his trip to France for the global climate conference known as COP 21, but he’s expected to speak there next week on behalf of the Pacific Coast

Collaborative. As a region, Shorthouse said, the West Coast is playing a leading role in cutting carbon emissions, and others are taking notice. “We’re seeing, obviously, these discussions at COP 21 right now in Paris about the shift toward a clean economy,” he said. “The world is moving in that direction and showing leadership is allowing the region not only to take advantage of the domestic opportunities but also from an export perspective.” Brown also will tout an agreement this week between a dozen states and nations, including California and Oregon, to ensure that by 2050, new passenger vehicles sold there will be emission-free. The report is online at: delphi. ca.

The solar PV industry is among the biggest job creators of California’s clean-economy industries, says a new report. Credit: Skytech Solar/gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov

Modificaciones al Programa de tarifas de VTA válidas a partir de enero de 2016

Wildlife advocacy groups give California’s new draft Gray Wolf Conservation Plan mixed reviews.

¿Cuándo cambiarán los pases de un día Day Pass?

A partir del 1 de enero de 2016, los pases de un día Day Pass estarán general y únicamente disponibles a los pasajeros que usen Clipper®; los pasajeros ya no podrán comprar el pase de un día Day Pass en la caja de cobro del autobús o en las máquinas expendedoras de boletos del tranvía. Los pases de un día Day Pass de papel continuarán siendo expedidos sólamente a aquellos pasajeros que usen fichas para el pase de un día Day Pass distribuidas a través de agencias públicas y de servicios sociales.

¿Qué es Clipper ? ®

Clipper es la tarjeta que se utiliza para todos los servicios de transporte público en el Área de la Bahía. Además de VTA, las agencias de transporte público que aceptan la tarjeta Clipper incluyen a BART, CalTrain, AC Transit, Muni y otras. Para una lista completa, diríjase a www.ClipperCard.com

¿Dónde puedo obtener una tarjeta Clipper Card?

Durante un periodo de tiempo limitado y mientras que dure el inventario, un número limitado de tarjetas Clipper será distribuido sin cargo alguno durante las Actividades de extensión a la comunidad Community Outreach de VTA en varias ciudades y en el Centro de Servicio de VTA en el centro de San José (VTA Downtown Customer Service Center) y en el lobby de la oficina administrativa de River Oaks. Asimismo, los pasajeros pueden comprar una tarjeta Clipper en: • El lobby de la oficina administrativa de VTA en River Oaks 3331 N. First St., San José 95134 • El Centro de Servicio de VTA en el centro (VTA Downtown Customer Service Center) 55 W. Santa Clara St., San José 95113 • La mayoría de las tiendas Walgreens – llame a su tienda local de Walgreens en el Área de la Bahía para confirmar • Otras tiendas – visite www.ClipperCard.com para obtener una lista completa

¿Cómo trabaja la función acumuladora (Accumulator) de la tarjeta Clipper?

Las tarifas de un usuario de Clipper se acumularán durante ese día hasta llegar a la cantidad correspondiente a la del pase de un día Day Pass; una vez que alcance esa cantidad, el usuario de Clipper puede continuar haciendo recorridos sin cargos adicionales de tarifa por el resto del día. Cuando se tiene el límite diario de tarifas, se elimina la necesidad de llegar a una máquina expendedora de boletos o de poner dinero en la caja de cobro en el autobús. Sólo toque su tarjeta Clipper en el lector cada vez que haga un recorrido.

¿Dónde puedo obtener información adicional? Visite www.VTA.org/Clipper. 1510-0363

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE Wildlife advocates are criticizing aspects of California’s new gray wolf conservation plan, saying it envisions taking them off the endangered-species list much too early. The first gray wolf pack in decades crossed into California from Oregon earlier this year. Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer for the Center for Biological Diversity, said she likes the plan’s focus on nonlethal methods of reducing conflict, but worries about the move to strip pro-

tections once the population grows to nine wolf packs. “The state under this plan would consider delisting wolves when there’s only around 50 to 75 wolves in the state,” she said. “That’s an incredibly low population of animals to consider delisting. We wouldn’t do that for any other species.” The draft plan shows that the Golden State has 23,000 square miles of suitable wolf habitat, mostly in rural Northern California. Weiss said the wolves need to number in the thousands in order to support about 500 breeding animals and sustain a healthy population. “Californians want to have

wolves back in California in robust enough numbers that they can continue to exist here into the future,” she said. In other western states, livestock producers have objected to larger numbers of wolves. The California Department of Fish and Game will hold three public hearings in January and February, in Yreka, Sacramento and Long Beach. The public comment period on the plan is open through Feb. 15. The draft plan and meeting information are online at cdfgnews.wordpress.com.


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er, that’s what we’re looking for in exploring these types of technologies.”

Environmentalists are increasingly putting drone technology to work to further their conservation and related causes. Credit: Don McCullough, FlickrCC

Dear EarthTalk: How are environmentalists putting drones to use to help further their causes? Joe Martin, Baltimore, MD

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Conservationists are utilizing drone or “unmanned aerial systems” (UAS) technology to gather highly detailed imagery and other environmental data that is traditionally challenging to obtain. Wildlife biologist John Takekawa and his team at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Ecological Research Center (WERC),

for example, are using drones to obtain aerial images of San Francisco Bay marshlands. “It’s very hard to get some of the data sets in some of these areas that are remote or hard to reach in the marshes,” Takekawa explains. “If you have something that can fly over and get sensors that can report back to your comput-

Dr. Amy Woodget, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Worcester in the UK, uses her small Draganflyer X6 UAS to collect high-resolution imagery of river channels. The images map the physical conditions within the rivers, including the channel topography, water depth and surface flow patterns, data all crucial for gauging river health and habitat conditions essential to the survival of local wildlife. “The results obtained using UAS technologies provide unprecedented levels of detail concerning these physical river habitat parameters, with high levels of accuracy and precision,” Woodget says. Drones are also helping preserve the Peruvian Amazon forest, where illegal gold mining and logging has cleared mahogany, Spanish cedar and other old-growth

trees. Carlos Castaneda, coordinator of the Amazon Basin Conservation Association’s Los Amigos Conservation Concession, monitors the 550-square-mile Los Amigos reserve in southeastern Peru, home to a large diversity of plant and animal species, including palm swamps, bamboo thickets, giant otters, harpy eagles, spider monkeys and jaguars. Small drones weighing less than five pounds enable detection of any deforestation within the area. Considering that more and more drones are being launched for conservation research, Linda Rothschild, an evolutionary biologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center, was concerned when she found out that UAVs sometimes get lost in coral reefs or other sensitive habitats. “As I started to hear about this, I thought, ‘Well, wouldn’t it be useful if the UAV was biodegradable, so if it crashed somewhere that was sensitive, it wouldn’t matter if it dissolved,’” Rothschild says.

Rothschild’s dream is to make a UAV where every part is made with something biodegradable, but for now, she says, “realistically, this is going to be much more of a hybrid vehicle.”

El fenómeno conocido como

EL NIÑO ha causado desastres en nuestro condado anteriormente.

¿Está usted protegido en caso de inundación? La temporada de El Niño no siempre resulta en tormentas copiosas, pero nuestro condado ha padecido de inundaciones a causa de fuertes lluvias en temporadas de El Niño anteriores. Como agencia responsable sobre la protección en contra de inundaciones para el condado, el Distrito de Aguas del Valle de Santa Clara ha invertido aproximadamente $900 millones en programas de protección contra inundaciones y se ha protegido casi 100,000 parcelas en las últimas décadas. Adicionalmente se encuentran en marcha 18 proyectos de protección contra inundaciones. Usted también puede tomar acción para proteger a su familia y su propiedad contra el riesgo de inundación.

Coyote Creek, San Jose | January 1997

Consejos del Distrito de Aguas del Valle de Santa Clara: • No conduzca su vehículo a través de áreas inundadas. El agua con una profundidad de un pie puede hacer flotar múltiples vehiculos. • Evite las áreas muy bajas y aprenda la ruta más segura hacia terrenos más altos para evitar la inundación.

• Conozca el sitio de sus ríos locales y los canales de drenaje. • Mantenga los desagües y los canales de drenaje libres de basura

Para más consejos de seguridad en caso de inundación envíe un texto con la “WATER” to 84444, o visite valleywater.org.

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So Rothschild created a biodegradable drone with a team of students in the 2014 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. The team’s prototype took its first short flight in November 2014 at the iGEM competition in Boston. The drone, which resembles a cardboard cup holder, is made primarily of mycelium grown by New York-based Ecovative Design. The team grew cellulose leather-like sheets to coat the mycelium body and then covered the sheets with proteins sourced from the saliva of paper wasps—a water resistant material that the insects use to cover their nests. The biodegradable drone body is certainly a step forward, though the drone still uses a standard battery, motor and propellers.


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LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS SUMMIONS ONFIRSTAMENDED COMPLAINT IN INTERPLEADER (CITACION JUDICIAL), NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) SYED MUDASSIR SHAH, an individual; GINA VASQUEZ, an individual; CITY OF SAN JOSE, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, a political subdivision; COUNTY OF SANTACLARA, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION - OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, a political subdivision; GCFS, INC., a California corporation; B.V.S., INC. dba Calhomes, a California corporation; PROFESSIONAL COLLECTION CONSULTANTS, a California corporation, and DOES 1-20, inclusive, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY, a California corporation (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): 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 CALENDARDAYS 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 Self-Help 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 Le-

gal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. Avisso 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 fiene 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. AVSO: 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 County of Santa Clara Downtown Superior Court 191 North Street San Jose, CA 95113 Case Number: (Número del Caso): 114CV273228 The name, addresses, and telephone number of plaintiffs 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): Lori C. Hershorin (SBN 155977) (3053-262) (949) 859-5600 (949) 859-5680 Jason R. Burris (SBN 268790) HERSHORIN & HENRY LLP 7422 Portola Parkway, Suite 360, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 DATE: December 30, 2014 (Fecha) Clerk, by S. Smith, Deputy (Secretario) - (Adjunfo) (Forproof of service of this summons, use Proof of Service of Summons (som POS-010).) (Para prueba de entrega de esta citatión usé el formulario Proofof Service of Summons, (POS-010)). - NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served [1. [ ] as an individual defendant. 2. [ ] as the person sued under the fictitious name of (specisy): 3. [ ] on behalf of (specify): under: [ ] CCP 416.10 (corporation)[ ] CCP,416.60 (minor) [ ] CCP 416.20 (defunct corporation) [ ] CCP 416.70 (conservatee) [ ] CCP 416.40 (association or partnership) [ ] CCP 416.90 (authorized person) [T] other (specify): 4. [ ] by personal delivery on (date): LORIC. HERSHORIN (SBN 155977)[3053-262] THOMAS VAN (SBN 209632) HERSHORIN & HENRY, LLP 2 7422 Portola Parkway, Suite 360 Foothill Ranch, CA 926.10 Telephone: (949) 859-5600 Facsimile: (949) 859-5680 Attorneys for Plaintiff CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY, a California corporation SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA, DOWNTOWN SUPERIOR COURT Case Number: 114CV273228 CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY, a California corporation, Plaintiff, vs, SYED MUDASSIR SHAH, an individual; GINA VASQUEZ, an individual; CITY OF SAN JOSE, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, a political subdivision; COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, a political subdivision; GCFS, INC., a California corporation; B.V.S., INC. dba Calhomes, a California corporation; PROFESSIONAL COLLECTION CONSULTANTS, a California corporation; and DOES 1-20, inclusive, Defendants, [PROPOSED] ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS AS TO DEFENDANTS SYED MUDASSIR SHAH AND GINA

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com VASQUEZ Upon reviewing and considering the Application of Plaintiff CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY., a .California corporation (“Plaintiff”) for an Order directing the publication of summons against Defendants Syed Mudassir Shah, an individual, and Gina Vasquez, an individual (“Defendants”), and the evidence presented in support thereof, and for good cause shown, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AS FOLLOWS: (1) Service of summons in this action is to be made on Defendants Syed Mudassir Shah and Gina Vasquez by publication in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Santa Clara, State of California, which is hereby designated as the newspaper most likely to give actual notice to said Defendants; and that said publication be made at least once a week for four (4) consecutive weeks; and (2) In the event the Defendants Shah or Vasquez are located before the expiration of the time herein prescribed for publication of summons, a copy of the summons and of the complaint and of the Order for Publication be served forthwith. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: November 3, 2015 JOSEPH H. HUBER JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT PROOf OF SERVICE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF ORANGE I am employed in the County of Orange, State of California I am t over the age of 18 years and not a party to the within action, My business address is 27422 Portola Parkway, Suite 360, Foothill Ranch, CA 926.10 On October 29, 2015, I served the following document(s) described as [PROPOSED] ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS AS TO THE DEFENDANTS SYED MEDASSIR SHAH AND GINA VASQUEZ parties in this action by placing a true copy(ies) thereof enclosed in sealed envelope(s) addressed as follows: BVS, Defendant

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John L. Flegel Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel, LLP 1100 Alma Street, Suite 210 Menlo Park, CA 94025 GCFS, Inc. Defendant C/O Brighton Hushing-Kline 4301 Secondwind Way Ste 110 PO Box 3410 Paso Robles, CA 93447 Santa Clara County Defendant c/o Rakhee Mehta, by Holly L. Price 880 Ridder Park Drive San Jose, Ca 95131 [X] (BY MAIL) I caused each such envelope(s), with postage thereon fully prepaid, to be placed in the United States mail at Foothill Ranch, California, I am readily familiar with the practice of this law firm for collection and processing of correspondence for mailing, said practice being that in the ordinary course of business, mail is deposited in the United States Postal Service the same day as it is placed for collection. * : * [ ] (VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL) I caused said document(s) to be transmitted via PDF format to the following e-mail address:

[X] (STATE) I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that theabove is true and correct, Executed on October 29, 2015 at Foothill Ranch, California. December 11, 18, 25, 2015; January 1, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV288794 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Romy Maria Plaizer. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Romy Maria Plaizer has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Romy Maria Plaizer to Romy Maria Massaad. 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 on 2/2/16 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 8, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 11, 18, 25, 2015; January 1, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287702 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Be Thi Nguyen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Be Thi Nguyen, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Be Thi Nguyen to Bekki Be Nguyen b. Alan Soundara to Alan Nguyen. 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 on 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 04, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 11, 18, 25, 2015; January 1, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV288462 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anthony David Lee. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner: Anthony David Lee, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anthony David Lee to Boy Boy Eloh Dor Lemoorebach. 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 on 01/26/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 25, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 11, 18, 25, 2015; January 1, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611141 The following person(s) is (are) doing business JC Construction 602 E. weddell Dr. Spc 139 Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Santa Clara County. Jose Cesar A. Palacios 600 E. Weddell Spc 139 CA 94089. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/13/2015 “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.) Jose Caser A. Palacios December 11, 18, 25, 2015; January 1, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/13/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611739 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Anderson Consulting 1346 The Alameda, STE -7-307 San Jose, CA 95126 Santa Clara County. Sean Anderson 754 The Alameda Apt 7106 San Jose CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/13/2015 “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.) Sean Andersen December 11, 18, 25, 2015; January 1, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/07/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611665 The following person(s) is (are) doing business CARSTAR ESPANAS San Jose 470 East Brokaw Rd San Jose CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Espanas Collision Repair 6170 East Brokaw Rd San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Miguel Espana December 11, 18, 25, 2015; January 1, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/07/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611592 The following person(s) is (are) doing business M&L Janitorial Services 84.N Jackson Ave #28 San Jose CA 95116,

DECEMBER 11-17,2015 Santa Clara County. Marcela Rogel N. Jackson Ave #28 San Jose CA 95116. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Marcel Rogel December 11, 18, 25, 2015; January 1, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/01/15 Order for Publication or Posting of Summons Nikhil Bhatnagar 111 N. Market St., 1040 San Jose, Ca 95113 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF Santa Clara MAILING ADDRESS: 191 North First St. CITY AND ZIP CODE: San Jose, CA 95113 Petitioner: Olivia Barriga Respondent: Heriberto Mota Alvarez

property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado.

ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OR POSTING Case No. 115FL170643 Publication Granted: The Court finds that the Respondent cannot be served in any other manner specified in the California Code of Civil Procedure. The Court orders that the SumNOTICE; The restraining ormons is served by publication ders are effective against both in the newspaper listed below. spouses or domestic partners Publication must occur at least until the petition is dismissed, once a week for four successive a judgment is entered, or the weeks. court makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere EL OBSERVADOR in California by any law enforcement officer who has received If during the time of Publication or seen a copy of them. or Posting you locate the Respondent’s address you must AVISO; Las órdenes de rehave someone 18 years or stricción están en vigencia en older mail the Summons, Peticuanto a ambos conyuges tion and Order for Publication miembros de la pareja de to the Respondent. The server hecho hasta que se despida la must complete and file with the petición, se emita un fallo o la Court a Proof of Service or Mail, corte de otras ordenes. CualFL-335. quier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una Date:November 19, 2015 copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier Published: December 4, 11, 18, lugar de California. 25, 2015 NOTICE: If you cannot pay the SUMMONS filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee (Family Law) waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part NOTICE TO RESPONDENT of the fees and cost that the (Name): Heriberto Mota Alvarez court waived for you and the AVISO AL DEMANDADO other party. (Nombre): Exencion De Cuotas: Ai no You have been sued. puede pagar la cuota de preLo han demandado. sentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuoPetitioner’s name is: tas. La corte puede ordenar que Olivia Barriga usted pague, ya sea en parte o Nombre del demandante: por completo, las cuatas y costos de la corte previamente Case Number exentos a petición de usted o (Número de caso): de la otra parte. 115FL170643 1. The name and address of the court is (el nombre y direcYou have 30 CALENDER ción de la corte son): DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to Surerior Court of California, file a Response (form FL-120) county of Santa Clara at the court and have a copy 170 Park Ave served on the petitioner. A letSan Jose, CA 95113 ter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitionIf you do not file your Response er’s attorney, or the petitioner on time, the court may make without an attorney, are: orders affecting your marriage (El nombre, dirección, y or domestic partnership, your número de teléfono del abo-


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DECEMBER 11-17,2015 gado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Nikhil Bhatnagar 111 N. Market St., Ste. 1040 San Jose, CA 95113 Date (Fecha): March 17, 2015 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) K. Saelee Deputy (Asistente) WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION WARNING: California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divide, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1.Removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court. 2.Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3.Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4.Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However you may use community property, quasi-community property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. ADVERTENCIA – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE ADVERTENCIA: De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propieades adquiridas por las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma con-

junta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de bienes que ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su conyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1.Llevarse de estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, si los hubiera, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. 2.Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, tal como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3.Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una oarden de la corte, con excepción las operaciones realizadas en el curso normal de actividades o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4.Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte el destino de una propiedad sujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocación de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presentar ante la corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte. Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gasto extraordinario propuesto, por lo menos cinco días laborales antes de realizarlo, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados después de que estas órdenes de restricción hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. Published: December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610999 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Drive Transportation and AAA Corprate Tranportation 1400 Colman Ave #25 Santa Clara, CA 95050 Santa Clara County. AAA Charter and Tours INC. 1745 Espana Way Morgan Hill, CA 95037 This business is conducted by a corporation; registrants has not begun transacting business

under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, “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.) Michael Turmini President December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/10/15 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV288375 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lee, Young Ja. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Lee, Young Ja has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Lee, Young Ja to Lee, Sera. 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 on 01/26/16 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 23, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV288460 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Givens White Peden III . TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Givens White Peden III has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Givens White Peden III to Trey Givens McIntyre. 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 on 01/26/16 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 25, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV288653 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shananporn Okuhama . TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Shananporn Okuhama has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Shananporn Okuhama to Jill Okuhana. 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 on 02/02/16 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 2, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287757 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Song Chol Yi . TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Song Chol Yi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Song Chol Yi to Daniel Lee. 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 on 01/26/16 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609860 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, The Flair apartments 5475 Prospect Road San Jose, CA 95129 Santa Clara County. Comeragh, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/10/2010 “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.) Juvenal Lombera Pulido November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/15 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV288317 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ngoc Ly. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Ngoc Ly, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Ngoc Ly to Fiona Ly. 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 on 01/26/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four suc-

cessive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 20, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 27; December 4, 11, 18, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV288365 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bita Gorji-Ara and Mohammad Hossein Reshadi. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Bita GorjiAra and Mohammad Hossein Reshadi, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Bita Gorji-Ara to Bita Gorjiara b. Mohammad Hossein Reshadi to Mehrdad Reshadi . 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 on 01/26/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 23, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 27; December 4, 11, 18, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286607 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Cristina Mauricio Silva. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Cristina Mauricio Silva, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Cristina Mauricio Silva to Cristina Silva Mauricio. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter a 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 on 12/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 07, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 27; December 4, 11, 18, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611417 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Royal Shaving Parlor 227 N. Santa Cruz Ave Los Gatos, CA 95030 Santa Clara County, Dino Masouris 227 N. Santa Cruz Ave Los Gatos, CA 95030. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Dino Masouris November 27; December 4, 11, 18, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/23/15 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287757 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mayu Ishii. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mayu Ishii has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Kaito Luke Harata to Luke Kaito Ishii. 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 on 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 5, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287891 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Zhiwen Zhao. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Zhiwen Zhao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Zhiwen Zhao to Gabriel Zhiwen Zhao Chiu. 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 on 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 10, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV288146 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lam Anh T Huynh and An Anh Huynh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Lam Anh T Huynh and An Anh Huynh have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Lam Anh T Huynh to Ann Lam b. An Anh Huynh to Andre Huynh . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hear-

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS ing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 16, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV288192 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ngoc Hanh T Vu A.k.a Ngoc Hanh Thi Vu . TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Ngoc Hanh T Vu A.k.a Ngoc Hanh Thi Vu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Ngoc Hanh T Vu A.k.a Ngoc Hanh Thi Vu to Hanh ngoc-Vu Nguyen. 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 on 01/19/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286689 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Susan Thoum and Nyan Nelson . TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Susan Thoum and Nyan Nelson have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Nyan Isaac NelsonThoum Jr to Nyan Methuselah Nelson 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 on 12/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the 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 El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 9, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610420 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, MY CHE 5663 Snell Ave San Jose, CA 95123 Santa Clara County. Bich Thuy Tran Dinh 510 Saddle Brook Dr Spc 22 San Jose, CA 95136 This business is conducted by an individual; registrants has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, “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.) Bich Thuy Tran Dinh November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/23/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611016 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, La Mejor Taqueria 2003 Story Rd # 975 San Jose, CA 95122 Santa Clara County. Juvenal Lombera Pulido 2255 Euclid ave East Palo Alto, CA 94303 This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/10/15 “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.) Juvenal Lombera Pulido November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/12/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611118 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Sepanta 5544 Muir Dr. San Jose, CA 95124 Santa Clara County. Seyedbenhnam Koohzod 5544 Muir Dr. San Jose, CA 95124 This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/13/15 “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.) Seyedbenhnam Koohzod November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/13/1 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 610809 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business names: Ayni Law Group 28 N. First St., Suite 301 San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Mei F. Chen 669 N. Capitol Ave San Jose, CA 95133. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 07/08/2014 under file no. 594007 Juan Encarnacion November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/05/2015


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Oración Piadosa Virgen de Guadalupe, dales clemencia, amor y compasión a todoslos fieles que te veneran y vuelan en busca de tu noble protección. Que tu intercesión, al igual que la fragancia dulce de las rosas, ascienda a tu divino hijo, nuestro Señor Jesucristo. Que él pueda oír nuestras oraciones, escuchar nuestras súplicas, secar nuestras lágrimas y darnos sagrada ayuda y asistencia. Amén.

Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR Actualmente existe una gran controversia acerca de las apariciones de la Virgen Morena, algunos estudiosos en el tema han puesto en tela de juicio dichas apariciones ya que las consideran como un truco utilizado por la iglesia católica para dominar a las masas, especialmente dominar a los indígenas en aquel tiempo para obligarlos a integrarse al reinante catolicismo de aquel entonces. Por otro lado el lienzo en el que se encuentra plasmada la imagen de la Virgen también ha generado controversia, según investigaciones es auténtico y no una pintura realizada por algún artista. Hace algunos años se hicieron ampliaciones fotográficas de los ojos de la Virgen y en ellos se pueden observar varias figuras de hombres, algunos creen que se trata de los frailes y testigos presentes del momento en que San Juan Diego mostró el lienzo a los presentes. Otros creen que se trata de figuras de la política mexicana actual. El Vaticano considera el lienzo de la Virgen de Guadalupe como “el único retrato que existe de la Virgen María en todo el mundo”. La Sagrada “Virgen de Guadalupe” se apareció por primera vez al indio Juan Diego, en el Cerrito del Tepeyac, el 9 de diciembre de 1531, pidiendo que en ese lugar se levantara un templo en su honor. El Obispo de ese entonces, Fray Juan de Zumárraga, recibió la noticia con mucha reserva. Posteriormente el 12 de diciembre la Virgen volvió a aparecerse y le pidió al indio que recogiera las rosas que bro-

tarían en el cerro. Juan Diego las recogió, las colocó en su ayate y fue y las mostró al frayle como prueba de la aparición. Cuando el indio desdobló su ayate, la imagen de la Virgen de la Concepción estaba plasmada en la túnica. Y fue así como el Frayle y los demás prelados de la iglesia fueron testigos de aquel milagro. La Virgen de Guadalupe fue coronada canónicamente el 12 de octubre de 1895 por el Papa León XIII. Son también notables los santuarios a la “Virgen de Guadalupe” en Cáceres, España y en San Salvador, El Salvador, lugar en donde también se apareció la Virgen Morena en 1953 a unas novicias, por lo que se le edificó una hermosa basílica en su honor. San Juan Diego fue finalmente canonizado en el año 2002 por el Papa Juan Pablo II, convirtiéndose así, en el primer Santo de origen indígena. El nombre de la advocación Guadalupe, proviene de la palabra nahuatl “Coatlaxope”, que significa <<la que aplastó la serpiente>>. Con el paso del tiempo la palabra se castellanizó a Guadalupe. La Virgen Morena, La Sagrada Virgen de Guadalupe, es la Reina de México y Emperatriz de las Américas y las islas Filipinas. A la Virgen de Guadalupe se le adjudican millares de milagros por pare de sus feligreses. Es ella, la madre milagrosa por quién fue posible que toda una raza se convirtiera a la fe en Cristo.

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Barclay Goodrow (hat trick) and Petter Emanuelsson (two goals) lead SJ Barracuda to victory San Jose CALIFORNIA

Barclay Goodrow scored just 23 second into overtime for his first professional hat trick as the San Jose Barracuda (9-8-0-3, 21pts) presented by Barracuda Networks defeated the visiting Bakersfield Condors (99-1-1, 20pts) by the score of 7-6 in front of 3,688 fans at the SAP Center on Saturday afternoon on Ugly Sweater Night. The Barracuda are back in action at home on

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Saturday, December 12th at 1:30pm vs. the San Diego Gulls. Barclay Goodrow (3-0-3) completed his first career hat trick in a wild back and forth affair including the game winner in overtime to give the Barracuda the win. Ryan Carpenter (0-33, +5), Petter Emanuelsson (2-1-3, +3), Daniel Doremus (1-1-2), Mark Cundari (1-1-2, +3) and Karl Stollery (0-2-2) all had multipoint games for San Jose while Troy Grosenick (5-4-2) made 23 saves on 29 shots in the win. Matthew Ford (2-0-2) and Josh Currie (20-2) both scored two goals a piece in the loss for Bakersfield. Goaltender Ben Scrivens made seven saves on 11 shots through 20 minutes and was replaced by Laurent Brossoit who made 15 saves on 18 shots and picked up the OT loss in net.   Bakersfield opened up the game with a shorthanded goal by Josh Currie who stole the puck at the Condors blue line and skated up the ice on a breakaway to beat Grosenick at 3:29. The tides

quickly turned as San Jose dominated the rest of the period going on a four-goal tear spanning eight minutes and four seconds. At 8:14 a Condors defenseman gave the puck away on a drop pass in their zone to Emanuelsson (1st) who turned left into the slot and fired home a wrister to get his first goal of the season. A minute and a half later Daniel Doremus (1st) scored his first AHL goal after taking advantage of a rebound that squirted to the right of crease. Emanuelsson lit the lamp for his second goal of the night at 11:25, after faking out Scrivens who thought he was going for a wraparound behind the net but stopped short and brought it back to score short side. Mark Cundari (2nd) further increased the lead two minutes later after driving to the net and burying a top shelf glove side wrister from the right circle. The Barracuda went into the locker room with a 4-1 lead and held an 11-10 in favor of San Jose. Both teams came out strong in the second during a wild second period,

battling back and forth exchanging multiple scoring opportunities and physical hits. Laurent Brossoit replaced Ben Scrivens in goal for the Condors at the start of the period. The Condors decreased the lead on a power play goal after Matthew Ford (7th) received a pass on the doorstep, and slid the puck through Grosenick’s legs. Bogdan Yakimov (3rd) lit the lamp again for the Condors at 11:59, beating Grosenick who had made a sprawling first save but was unable to block the second. The Condors tied it up at 4-4 after Josh Currie’s (3rd) shot went off a skate and through Grosenick’s pads, for his second of the night. 41 seconds later the Barracuda fought back regaining the lead with Barclay Goodrow (6th) finishing an amazing backhand while the puck was bouncing to the right of the net on the rush. The Barracuda went into the second intermission with 5-4 lead, with shots 23-17 in favor of the Condors through 40 minutes. In the third period, Matthew Ford (8th) scored his

second goal of the game tipping the puck through Grosenick’s legs from a blue line shot, tying the game up at five a piece at 7:53. The Barracuda answered at 16:04 when Barclay Goodrow (7th) buried a rebound off of the rush to regain the lead and get his second goal of the game. Andrew Miller (6th) put the puck in the

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back of the net for the Condors with a minute and a half left in the 3rd period to tie it up and bring the game into overtime. 23 seconds into overtime, Barclay Goodrow (8th) completed the hat trick with a rebound score from in tight to give San Jose the 7-6 home ice win.

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Roku 4 Streaming Media Player (4400R) 4K UHD ($129.99 List Price): The Roku 4 is the newest, most powerful Roku yet. It can display 4K (UHD) and 2K (HD) programming. It features voice search, Roku Feed (a way to follow your favorite streaming entertainment) and more than 2,500 streaming channels including movies, TV shows, music, sports, news, international, kids programming and more. Google Google Chromecast 2nd Generation ($35.00 List Price): Chromecast makes it easy to enjoy movies, apps, games, and more on the big screen. Cast your favorites from your phone or tablet right to the TV. You simply open an app on your phone or tablet and tap the Cast button to start casting content right from your playlists and queues. Play, pause, and change the volume, all with your device. You can even answer a call or leave the room without interrupting the show. If you can find it online, you can see it on your TV. Chromecast 2nd Generation is HD only and does not support 4K (UHD) video. Amazon Fire TV Amazon Fire TV comes in four flavors, two sticks and two boxes. According to Amazon, all of the devices offer the, “best of live TV on NBC News, NBA, and Sling TV, which includes ESPN, CNN, HGTV, AMC, A&E, Cartoon Network, and more. It’s an easy way to enjoy over 250,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO GO, and Hulu, plus games, music, and more.” And, “Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to Prime Video, including original programming like Transparent, plus over 1

million songs with Prime Music.” All four devices connect to your TV’s HDMI port. Apple TV (32GB $149.00 List Price, 64GB $199.00 List Price): The future of television starts with apps. You already use apps like Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW and WatchESPN to watch TV on your mobile devices. And that’s where TV on your big screen is headed. The new Apple TV is designed around this reality and the Siri Remote with Touch surface takes the effort out of searching through all these apps to find something great to watch. In addition, the App Store brings games and apps to your television with big experiences created specifically for the living room. As of now, Apple TV is HD only. TiVo TiVo Bolt (From $299.99 List Price): TiVo’s latest device, the TiVo BOLT, unifies access to all of your TV channels, streaming content and web videos. No more wondering which input is for Apple TV or your video player or Chromecast or which button to press to get to Netflix or YouTube or how to get to the library of content you have downloaded; it’s all on one box, in one place, and it can be accessed with one remote control. While the grand unification of video is a huge benefit, the TiVo BOLT has two other irresistible features: (1) Skip Mode, which lets you skip entire commercial breaks at the press of a single button, and (2) Quick Mode, which lets you play back your shows 30 percent faster with pitchcorrected audio. In practice, you can watch a one-hour drama commercial free in about 31 minutes. The Bolt is 4K (UHD) compatible.

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