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to be baptized. This is when the child receives his/her given name.

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Advent is about to end this Sunday, 12.19.15 as indicated by my knowing that the fourth candle will be lit. The Advent wreath (or crown), is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of four weeks of Advent in the liturgical church calendar. Mary, though betrothed to Joseph, was told that she will bear a son; to be named ‘Jesus’ some 2,000 years ago. Since 1960 I have attended the same church. During 1960’s this church was full to capacity; today that is not the case. Many are now ‘Christian’ in name only. Those who were raised as Christians do not attend church regularly. Religious beliefs become important again when young couples bring their newborn child

Ruben Rosalez y Janet Herold Sus manos ayudan a alimentar a una nación. No sólo ganan poco; a veces, ni siquiera son pagados. Trabajan largas jornadas en los campos. Aun trabajando bajo un sol radiante, muchos -la mayoría- ni los vemos. Y a veces, de forma intencional, ni siquiera los ven los que son responsables de ponerles en los campos y se benefician de su trabajo En ocasiones, deliberadamente, se les mantienen fuera de vista. Se les conoce como ‘trabajadores en las sombras’. No figuran en los registros de sus empleadores. Se les paga en efectivo -cuando son pagados- y a menudo por otro trabajador para los que han trabajado bajo un único ticket,

Why is a religion and its theology so important? Its traditions and prayers are practiced and taught by parents in the home. My mother was my visible praying role model.’Mama’ insisted that we all go to church on Sunday (and was supported in this effort by my father). It was in the family; at home; in catechism classes where many are introduced to bible studies; to the Ten Commandments; where they were christened; were married, and attended funerals. These are the family experiences and events which become the traditional fables told again and again. This verbal history binds all of us, parents and children, together as a family. As a child, I recall “Las Posadas” which re-enacts the challenges faced by Joseph when trying to find shelter for his family: wife Mary and Baby Jesus. Much like today in our community, there was no room in any inn for this homeless family.

haciendo el mismo trabajo, en el mismo campo. ¿Quién aceptaría estar bajo semejantes condiciones? Estos trabajadores lo hacen porque necesitan el dinero; porque necesitan sobrevivir. Y a algunos les acompañan todos los miembros de la familia porque para ellos, sobrevivir haciendo este trabajo es un asunto familiar. En Washington, un juez federal puso recientemente el foco sobre estos trabajadores al dictaminar que Blue Mountain Farms los empleó ilegal y intencionalmente fuera de registros, en clara violación de las provisiones que sobre este asunto han estado en vigor por más de 75 años. El impacto de este dictamen judicial es significativo. La corte ha reconocido y dado

What is not often thought about is the following: In addition to my given name, I was taught to communicate, first in Spanish; later in English; and to sing joyfully. I learned the Ten Commandments: the first four have to do with my relationship to GOD; the remaining six have to do with my interactive relationships with others, beginning with my mother and father who provided safety, security, and stability.

tremists. Having your own personal values can be a very stabilizing platform.

In brief, I learned my Christian theology; what was right and what was wrong, at home. Today, we are dealing as individuals, community, and nation, with many assaults on these simple basic rules which enabled Christian (and others) to live together as friends and neighbors. While many are wondering about giving thanks; giving gifts; and sending Christmas cards (greetings) to all family members and significant friends, many are now becoming pre-occupied with anxiety and being fearful. All because of extreme ideologues. Some are practiced by the Tea Party members; others by jihad ex-

The focus of the next two weeks should be on achievement of “Peace on Earth; Good Will to Humankind’. We are all aware that too many very important issues, which are simply wrong, are evident all about us. Authority, influence, and wealth have become idols which dominate public policy decisions. There is a need to improve the equitable distribution of money needed to allow persons to have the essentials of life/ ‘What is the right thing to do’ is often thwarted by an ideology committed to attainment of great power, influence and wealth, rather than being a reliable steward of the resources which Divine Providence provides. The concept of ownership coupled with compassionate stewardship leads to charity. Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and wife Pricilla Chan recently pledged 99% of all their wealth to charity and supportive economic development in low income communities. This family is following the example of Bill and Melinda Gates and

un paso decisivo para acabar con una práctica muy común, y perjudicial para sus muchas víctimas.

precisamente cuando no están en condiciones de ser productivos y ganar un sustento.

Los empleadores que miran a otro lado e intencionalmente usan trabajadores en las sombras obtienen una ventaja competitiva ilícita sobre los competidores que sí cumplen con la ley porque violan las reglas sobre salario mínimo, no pagan la compensación laboral de los trabajadores, y esquivan los impuestos sobre la renta.

La División de Horas y Salarios del departamento y su Oficina del Procurador están utilizando todos los recursos a su alcance para poner fin a la práctica de usar trabajadores en la sombra.

Las víctimas son empleadores que cumplen con la ley, las tesorerías federales y estatales, los fondos de compensación laboral y, por encima de todo, los propios trabajadores. Los empleados que no están en registros y que se lesionan en el trabajo no pueden recibir compensación

Estamos llevando a nuestros investigadores a las plantaciones para asegurarnos que a estos trabajadores se les pague correctamente. Estamos haciendo que los empleadores den buena cuenta de sus prácticas, comprobando que haya registros correctos y completos donde figure cada trabajador para poder garantizar así el pago de un salario justo y digno. También estamos llegando a organizaciones de tra-

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Warren Buffet. These folks are sharing what good fortune has provided. Let’s be thankful and appreciative for their Christian stewardship. Using smart electronic devices, folks are communicating the good news which happen daily in any community. It is possible to broadcast a need using mobile media network apps. ‘Shop with a Cop’, ‘Toys for Tots’, Sunday Friends are all programs which enable the well off to assist the impoverished disadvantaged. Another good happening: Witnesses are recording incidents which, in the past, became the record as reported. Several reports are in direct contrast with what the videos recorded. A good thing has happened: A check and balance system is now possible; justice will follow. The violence, bias, bigotry, prejudice, racism and nationalism are all being electronically recorded. Responsibility and accountability are now possible. Have hope and faith: good things are happening. Merry Christmas; Feliz Navidad.

bajadores, asociaciones de productores, empresarios y a otros para informarles de cuáles son los derechos y responsabilidades. Hacemos todo esto porque estamos comprometidos a garantizar la protección de los derechos de todos los trabajadores, y porque es lo que hay que hacer legal y moralmente para y por aquellos con cuyas manos se ayuda a alimentar a una nación. Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de las leyes de horas y salarios, póngase en contacto con nosotros: 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243). Ruben Rosalez es el administrador regional de la División de Horas y Salarios. Janet Herold es la procuradora regional.

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Lupita Nyong’o Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR It has been a busy time for Lupita Amondi Nyong’o. Last year the actress won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her portrayal of Patsey in “12 Years a Slave” (2013). This marks the first time a Kenyan and Mexican actress receives the award. Nyong’o was born in Mexico City of Kenyan parents, moving to Kenya in her youth. In fact, she is familiar with Spanish and her birthplace, recently attending a Star Wars Q&A in Mexico with fellow Latino Star Wars alum Oscar Issac. Nyong’o has had a pleasure working with the team behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens to develop her first motion capture character role. As of writing, there is little clue about her portrayal of Maz Kanata, who simply put, is a 1,000 year old pirate who owns a bar. Very little information of the role and its purpose within the have been offered, all being part of Lucasfilm/Disney’s elaborate and leak-proof campaign to keep the storyline of this new incarnation of the franchise very mum. “I auditioned for J.J. the week of the (film) offers in the year that I was nominated so I was very busy. I don’t remember knowing it was a Star Wars audition, but I auditioned for a role with a substitute script.” Two months later director J.J. Abrams called her about the character of Maz Kanata, a character that he was thinking of casting Nyong’o in. She was definitely all ears. “He asked me if I was interested in doing such a thing. And I was because motion capture for me was a challenge that an actress doesn’t get very often. To play something that's not limited by ones physical circumstance appealed to me especially after playing Patsey in “12 Years A Slave” which was so much about my body and the economy of my body. So then I

read the script and a few days later I got an email from my agent telling me that I would indeed be in Star Wars.” Once casting had been finalized for the main roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Nyong’o went ahead and got excited. “I felt pretty good. I mean I was excited about it I was really looking forward to playing motion capture and working with J.J. and being in Star Wars.” Nyong’o and the team of skilled crew helped her craft the character of Kanata, with her method being the same as with any other character she had ever portrayed. The learning experience that came with becoming a motion capture character was helped along by a master of the craft, Andy Serkis, who has worked extensively in motion capture on film series such as “The Lord of the Rings” and the “Planet of the Apes” reboot. “Serkis is the master of motion capture, (and) was a great help to me, generous with his time. He gave me lots of advice. One of the things that stuck with me was in the beginning he said to me ‘you have to go about creating Maz Kanata like you would any other character you’d play. The work of the actor is exactly the same in terms of knowing who you are and how you are the way you are, and what you want.’” Kanata has real feelings and real ambitions that she had to extract from herself to portray the character. Nyong’o details the extent of crafting this very technical character. “I got onto this project at a time when she (Kanata) was still in development J.J. and I had lengthy conversations about who she was and what her role was within the film, and it was something that was always in flux. We were always experimenting and looking for the right mix of things for Maz to be. So I think it was a challenge overall because it was a process.” One of the most daunting things, along

with the constant evolutions of this character, was the motion capture itself. “Definitely, the motion capture is bizarre, because it was the first time I played a character and didn’t have hair, makeup and costume. You have to like constantly keep in mind that in the end it’s not my body that will be experienced it will be another, and how that affects my performance was important.” As for the purpose of her character within the story, Nyong’o politely says “I can’t really tell you too much.” She does add one hint. “I will say that watching the original episodes was really important as well as getting familiar with the Star Wars universe. Maz Kanata is a pirate so I definitely scoured the history that is Star Wars and other things. What does pirate mean in the world? That was something I definitely thought about and looked for inspiration and information.” And with that, Nyong’o ties in how this new step in the saga will feel like home to even the most fervent of Star Wars fans.“Old fans can expect to be welcomed back into a universe that they have come to know and love, there’s something so familiar about this film. Then, to be delighted by the new characters, the new storylines, the new technology, all these things that are seamlessly worked into the universe that already exists. I think it’s going to be a delightful spectacle and also a moving journey that we go on, and I definitely look forward to sharing it with the world.” Nyong’o, the Star Wars fan, adds, “my favorite character is R2-D2, he always warmed my heart, he was a character that didn’t speak a language but I got him, I felt for him, I was on the same page and that’s just a testament to the power of George Lucas’ storytelling, and the power of connection beyond language.” Watch Lupita Nyong’o in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Out now.

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK Fri Dec 18 Plaza de Cesar Chavez San Jose, CA 9am Free THE SUM OF PARTS Fri Dec 18 Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA 9:30am-7:30pm Free STEPHEN BEAL: WARP AND WEFT Sat Dec 19 NUMU Museum 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 11am Free WHISKEY AVENGERS Sat Dec 19 The Ritz 400 S. 1st St., San Jose, CA 8pm $15 MACHINE HEAD Sat Dec 19 RockBar Theater 360 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 8pm $30 - $80

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII THE FORCE AWAKENS Sat Dec 19 The Tech Museum of Innovation 201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 4pm $25 WORD AS IMAGE II: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARMOR COLLECTION Sun Dec 20 Cantor Arts Center 328 Lomita Dr, Palo Alto, CA 11am - 5pm Free CHEAP TRICK Sun Dec 20 City National Civic 135 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 7pm $40 - $60 MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Sun Dec 20 Theatre on San Pedro Square 29 North San Pedro Street, San Jose, CA 8pm $15 - $40 CHRISTMAS AT THE WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE Mon Dec 21 Winchester Mystery House 525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 5:20pm $14 - $24

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NEWSUSA Were you a math whiz growing up, or did you struggle and feel anxious at the mere mention of math? As a parent, you surely don’t want your child to experience the same thing.

really cool that you can use math every day.”

Valli offers the following advice for helping your child enjoy math.

Think about math as a language. Because children begin using language when they are very young, they don’t feel the same anxiety about reading and writing as they do about math. To transfer this positive attitude over to math, approach math as a language, rather than as a “problem.” Count things together, measure things together and talk about the numbers involved in any activity you are doing together. Don’t worry too much about getting answers “right” or “wrong.” Instead, help them think through the process of using math aloud, in words.

Create a positive environment around math. Since children model the attitudes of those around them, speak positively about math (even hiding your true feelings). Say encouraging phrases like, “It’s

Hold a math “dialogue” centered on everyday activities. Once your child is comfortable with thinking about math in language terms, ask at the supermarket how many cookies are in a pack-

“It’s easy to help your child not only excel at math but also enjoy it,” says Raj Valli, the founder of Tabtor Math, a tablet-based math learning program. “Create a mathfriendly environment, make math a playful language and participate in an ongoing dialogue about math.”

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age and how your child calculated this answer. She might refer to the size of the package or the size of the cookies inside. Whether right or wrong, it’s important to emphasize the process used in her head to make the guess. This gets her thinking about math as a visual subject involving shape and volume, rather than just as numbers in a line. You might ask an older child how many slices of bread are in a loaf, how thick each slice is and how long the loaf is. Open the package to see how close the estimate was. He will learn to feel comfortable with estimating and will enjoy a conversation with you using math as a focal point. If you set the stage correctly, you’ll find that your child enjoys math more than you did -- and then you can relax and enjoy your child’s future success in the classroom.

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Docentes de CA aplauden aprobación de iniciativa para sustituir a la ley “No Child Left Behind” Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES - El Senado de los EE. UU. voto el miercoles pasado en una iniciativa que al ser aprobada sustituira a la ley “No Child Left Behind” (Que Ningun Nino se Quede Atras), para descentralizar las decisiones sobre politicas educativas y regresar esta facultad a los estados. Los defensores de la educacion de California alaban el voto de los senadores, quienes aprobaron por abrumadora mayoria la iniciativa bipartidista “Every Student Succeeds” (Todo Estudiante Triunfa), incluyendo el voto favorable de los Senadores Boxer y Feinstein.

te de la “California Federation of Teachers” (Federacion de Maestros de California), dijo que durante los ultimos 14 anos “No Child Left Behind” (Que Ningun Nino se Quede Atras) y tambien su antecesora, la politica “Race to the Top” (Carrera a la Cima), se basaron en metas muy exigentes.

relaciones gubernamentales en la “Natonal Education Association” (Asociacion Nacional de Educacion), dice que a los estados se les pedira que evaluen a las escuelas respecto a la calidad del programa -lo cual sera un incentivo para no conformarse solo con alcanzar el minimo, sino ir mas alla.

“Los administradores de las escuelas presionaban enormemente a los profesores para subir la puntuacion. Esto hizo que se redujera la curricula, quitando temas como arte o musica, y gastando mucho tiempo en preparar a los alumnos para los examenes y aplicandolos.”

“Todos los estados, por primera vez, tendran que incluir al menos una accion de apoyo escolar o estudiantil, acceso a trabajos de nivel mas avanzado, consejeros escolares, bibliotecarios, acceso a artes y musica.”

Se espera que el Presidente Obama la firme de inmediato, y una vez promulgada le devolvera mucho del poder de decision a los estados.

La nueva ley da a los estados mucha mayor flexibilidad, rechazando el enfoque “prueba y castigo” de la ley Que Ningun Nino se Quede Atras. Ahora los Estados pueden usar sus propias formulas para evaluar a maestros y escuelas. Los Distritos ya no estaran obligados a cerrar planteles y despedir al personal si los estudiantes no alcanzan el minimo exigido en los examenes.

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Mary Kusler, directora de

Los Estados deberan aplicar a los ninos pruebas de lectura y matematicas una vez al ano, entre 3º y 8º grados, y una vez en “high school”. Los alumnos seran examinados una vez al ano en ciencias para los niveles elemental, medio y “high school”. Conozca el reporte completo sobre la votacion de la ley ESSA (Every Student Succeeds), en ingles, en: <http://edworkforce.house. gov/uploadedfiles/every_ student_succeeds_act_-_ conference_report.pdf>.


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Advice for Calif’s. Facebook CEO on Effective Philanthropy

BPT Is there any time of year more important for a small business than right now? The business you do in these months will go a long way toward not only determining your day-to-day success, but the very outlook for the rest of 2016. So how do you make sure your small business is up to the task and makes the most of the here and now? Small businesses everywhere are asking these same questions, and to help, Susan Solovic, The Small Business Expert, offers these helpful tips. * Keep in touch. Connecting with someone is a good idea any time of year, so why not pick up the phone and see if you can schedule a coffee or lunch meeting for the New Year, especially if it’s an old colleague or a customer who has fallen off your radar. You may also consider sending holiday cards and greetings to everyone on your list to close out 2015 right. * Tie up loose ends. Get out your “to-do” list, find the projects you never had time for, and jump on them when the New Year arrives. Mark them off your list and start 2016 with some momentum. And if your project list includes upgrading your business with some new tech some brick and mortar business’ services can keep your small business running smoothly with the latest tech that will improve your productivity and save your company money in the long run. * Review successes and failures. What worked well for you this past year? What didn’t work? What do you think you can do better? The New Year represents the chance for a clean slate. Fill that slate with the things that work! * Read and learn. You’ll probably have some extra down time when the New Year rolls in. Spend a few minutes searching the Internet for lists of “must-read” business books. Find a couple that look like they’d be a good fit for your business and commit to reading them in the first part of 2016. In the same manner, learn a new skill. Experiment with social media or learn how to manage an online marketing campaign * Start tax preparation.  Review your bookkeeping system and make sure everything is up to date. Start organizing your files in anticipation of tax season. If you get organized now, the process will be much easier come tax time. The New Year is the perfect time to say goodbye to a successful 2015 and prepare for the year ahead. Apply the tips from Solovic and you’ll be ready to make 2016 your business’s best year yet.

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife recently announced a mega-donation to charity on the occasion of their daughter’s birth. The announcement and letter to their newborn can be found at: <https://www.facebook.com/notes/ mark-zuckerberg/aletter-to-our-daughter/10153375081581634>. Now, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has some advice on how to make those millions count. In an op-ed in the Huffington Post, the group’s executive director Aaron Dorfman says the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative should be investing heavily in changing policies and changing systems. “If they want to do that, they should fund grassroots organizing, and advocacy and civic engagement,” says Dorfman. “Helping the people who are directly affected by the problems they want to address, be involved in winning the policies that will impact their lives.” Dorfman says as an example, these types of grassroots groups got “regular people” out in front of legislators, which contributed greatly to the passage of the Affordable Care Act. He also recommends the

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Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative be as transparent as possible, even though the type of organization they’ve created doesn’t require it. “Which nonprofits they’re giving money to, which forprofits they’re investing in, and why,” says Dorfman. “How the returns are doing. The bare minimum should be that they should share everything that would be legally required if they had chosen to create a private foundation instead of an LLC.” Finally, Dorfman says it’s crucial to share power with experts who are not in the immediate family and to work toward racial equity.

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has some tips for the Zuckerbergs as they embark on their new philanthropic venture. (Lukasz Porwol/ Wikimedia Commons)

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Latino advocates announce a civil rights complaint over health care at a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West)

California Latino Advocates file claim on reimbursement rates Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE California is violating the civil rights of Latinos by underfunding Medi-Cal, the state’s health-care program

for low-income families and the disabled, according to a complaint filed in federal court this week. In the complaint, a coalition of Latino advocates argued that Medi-Cal reimbursement rates are so low that many doctors refuse to take it, which impedes access to health care. Catha Worthman, an attorney on the case, said the fact that almost twothirds of Medi-Cal recipients are Latino makes this a civil rights issue that violates the

Right now, Worthman said, the Golden State only reimburses doctors who treat Medi-Cal patients about half of what the state pays for treat-

DECEMBER 18-24, 2015 ing seniors on Medicare. “We’re seeking very particular remedies, which include raising the reimbursement rates,” she said. “So. while the case charges discrimination, the remedies would benefit everybody on Medi-Cal.”

speculate how much it would cost California to raise reimbursement rates enough to convince more doctors to take Medi-Cal. The Office of Civil Rights, part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, is expected to open an investigation.

The complaint does not

equal protection clause of the Affordable Care Act. “You have a system that has been created which is separate and unequal in health care,” said Worthman, a partner with Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman and Wasow. “Access is inferior in MediCal compared to the general population and the law requires that it be equal.” One of the plaintiffs is a Los Angeles woman, Analilia Jimenez Perea, whose son

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BPT It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays. Sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all the present-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to your health and well-being. Luckily, Hermey the Elf, best known for his adventures with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, joined forces with the American Dental Association (ADA) to come up with tips for keeping your mouth and teeth healthy during the holidays.

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In the classic holiday TV special, Hermey dreamt of becoming a dentist and helping people keep their teeth healthy. In 2014, the ADA

awarded Hermey with a Dental Do Gooder (DDG) for his passion for dentistry. This year, Hermey and the ADA came up with the following tips to help families keep their smiles in tip-top shape.

Don’t forget the dentist! The holidays can be a busy time, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about your teeth. If you are due for a teeth cleaning or need work done, don’t forget to visit your dentist in December.

Have a routine. Hermey always brushes his teeth two times a day, for two minutes, and you should too! It’s what keeps your mouth healthy in December and all year long. Make sure to use a fluoride toothpaste that has earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Choose the carrots. Cookies and sweets are nice holiday treats, but instead of reaching for another candy cane, take a cue from Rudolph and eat the carrots.

Drink water. You need a lot of energy for holiday activities, but avoid drinking sodas, sports drinks and juices with lots of sugar. Instead, drink water with fluoride in it to keep your teeth strong and healthy. Protect your teeth. Wear a mouthguard whenever you play sports — or reindeer games — this winter.


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Jenn Fujikawa Starwars.com This astromech’s counterpart is a tall cup of coffee. The Force Awakens is upon us! Around the world people are lining up and preparing for a celebration of all things Star Wars. Friday marks the return of the much loved franchise to theaters with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Why not take a helpful droid along for the journey? This particular BB-8 droid is edible, making it both useful and delicious. Make up some BB-8 donuts for your Star Wars adventure and May the Force be with you! You’ll need: Donut holes 12 ounces white candy melts Black icing Blue icing Orange Icing Lollipop sticks

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Patrick J. McGrath, Bishop of San Jose December 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters, During Advent and Christmas, we focus intently on the events surrounding the Birth of the Lord Jesus. While the seasonal hymns, songs and iconography displayed in our homes and churches point to the joy and peace of His Birth, all was not peaceful or joyous. We also remember the dangerous and treacherous paths that led to His Birth and soon followed. The Holy Family traveled from Nazareth to the City of David, Bethlehem, when the Birth of the Child Jesus was near. Then, prompted in a dream, Joseph led Jesus and Mary to Egypt, to thwart the plans of Herod

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who sought to kill the holy Child. The plight today of migrants, refugees and other persons displaced from the Middle East, northern Africa and Latin America is a sad reminder that families remain vulnerable even in our own time. God is not indifferent to this human tragedy; neither can we be indifferent. These are our sisters and brothers, as surely as if they were our own flesh and blood. Indeed, in the mystery of the Incarnation, humanity is inextricably bound to God who, in Christ Jesus, became one of us. Because of this great mystery, we â&#x20AC;&#x153;kneel before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. . . that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend

with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of Godâ&#x20AC;? (from Ephesians 3). May the grace and mercy of God, overflowing in our hearts, lead us and all people safely to the ways of peace, justice and love. In the name of the Lord, may we work on behalf of twenty-first century refugees in ways that relieve their sufferings. And may God bless you, your families and your loved ones this Christmas and always. With every best wish and kind regard, I remain, Sincerely yours, Patrick J. McGrath Bishop of San Jose.

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Santa Clara County Supervisors Approve Creation of Jail Diversion and Behavioral Health Subcommittee of the Re-Entry Network Santa Clara CALIFORNIA

Today, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the creation of a Jail Diversion and Behavioral Health Subcommittee of the Re-Entry Network to consider and recommend alternatives to incarceration for individuals with mental illness and substance use issues. The subcommittee will be cochaired by Supervisor Cindy Chavez and Santa Clara County Mental Health Treatment Court Judge Stephen Manley, both members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Improving Custody Operations. “An important aspect of public safety is effectively diverting individuals who could otherwise be helped by community based treatment from being arrested and/or incarcerated,” said Supervisor Chavez. “The work of the Re-Entry Center, the Blue Ribbon Commission on Improving Custody Operations and the recommendations that will come from this “NoEntry” subcommittee will help redefine how the County approaches public safety.”  

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Whereas the Blue Ribbon Commission on Improving Custody Operations has decided to examine the complaint process, discipline of correctional officers, the Inmate Welfare Fund and other issues as they arise in the scope of its work, the subcommittee will: •Identify strategies for preventing individuals with mental health needs from becoming offenders; •Identify gaps and strategies for community based treatment solutions for individuals with mental health and substance use problems who have a history of or are at risk of offending; •Assess training needs of relevant personnel (ex. law enforcement, first responders); •Ensure cultural competency is included in community based solutions and discharge planning; and •Be prepared to address any other relevant issues as they arise from the Subcommittee’s work. “An alarming majority of inmates in our jails suffer from mental health and substance use problems,” said Supervisor Yeager, who co-authored the board referral. “That’s why the work of this subcommittee is critical. I’m eager to hear their recommendations on how we best move forward.” The Board of Supervisors voted to allow Co-Chairs Chavez and Manley to name additional members to the subcommittee with specific areas of expertise.   “The benefits and results of strong Diversion Programs are well documented

throughout the County,” said Gail Price, Chair of the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Board. “The creation of this long overdue subcommittee is a critical step to improve behavioral health devices.” “We commend Supervisors Chavez and Yeager for identifying an avenue to address the critical issue of diversion and behavioral health for those in custody,” said Elisa Koff-Ginsborg, Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Contractors’ Association. “Far too many people whose crime stems from their mental illness or substance use problems are in our jails. Our membership looks forward to working together with Supervisor Chavez and Judge Manley to identify the steps to transform how these vulnerable people can be served in the community.”   On December 5, 2015, Judge Stephen Manley put forward, and the Blue Ribbon Commission on Improving Custody Operations unanimously approved, a recommendation that the Re-Entry Network form a subcommittee to receive public testimony and formulate policy recommendations related to diverting individuals from being detained at the County’s jails. The recommendation emphasized the need to fully examine Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Substance Use) by the subcommittee in its analysis of discharge planning and creation of diversion programs and strategies.   For more information, contact Alexander Lin of the Office of Supervisor Cindy Chavez at 408-887-3582 or Christine Stavem of the Office of Supervisor Yeager at 415-531-8124.

Email Bomb Threat closes entire LAUSD; NYCSD stay open Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR After receiving an Emailed bomb threat which indicated several schools would be blown up, Superintendent Cortines , after consulting with LAPD officials decided to close down the entire district on very short notice Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Some 900 schools no-

tified parents to keep their kids at home. On Wednesday, Ms. Monica Garcia, LAUSD, informed EO that, after taking a ‘safety first’ approach, and after having all 900 school sites checked out, the LAUSD will be open to continue the education of its 650,000 students. It is estimated that that email threat cost LAUSD millions is lost ADA revenues (average daily attendance) unless the CA Dept. of Education receives and grants a waiver request ‘due to a perceived emergency’. After receiving the same emailed bomb threat, NYCSD Superintendent, after consulting its police and other security agencies, decided that ‘it was a hoax’ perpetrated by some source within America. That perpe-

trator will be traced, identified, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. New York officials decided that when ‘Allah” was spelled with a small case ‘a’ (as in ‘allah’, the sender had to be a prankster. Hence, NYC school officials decided to keep the schools in operation, but took some preliminary security steps. Could this happen in City of San Jose, CA.? Is our County Office of Education prepared to discern a prank or hoax from the authentic threat? Concerned parents could ask their school districts about their local schools readiness programs. Voice your concerns by emailing the Superintendent, County Office of Education at: <jon_gundry@ sccoe.org>.

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M I L P I TA S ( C O N T. ) St. John the Baptist

279 S. Main St. • 408.262.2546

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Family Mass • 7pm English • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9am English • 10:45am English • 12:30pm English

17400 Peak Ave. • 408.779.3959

Christmas Eve • 4pm English (Church & Parish Center) • 6pm English (Church only) • 8pm Spanish • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 8:45am English • 10:30am English • 12:15pm Spanish

M O U N TA I N V I E W St. Athanasius

Christmas Eve • 4:30pm English Family Mass • 6:30pm Spanish • 10pm English

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am Spanish • 11:15am English

St. Joseph

582 Hope St. • 650.967.3831

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family Mass • 7pm Tamil • 9pm Spanish • Midnight English

A LV I S O Our Lady Star Of The Sea

1385 Michigan Ave. • 408.263.2121

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 6:30pm Spanish

Christmas Day • 9am Spanish • 10:30am English

CAMPBELL St. Lucy

2350 Winchester Blvd. • 408.378.2464

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 6pm English • 8pm Spanish • 11:30pm Carols • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7am English • 9am English • 11am English • 1pm Spanish

C U P E RT I N O St. Joseph of Cupertino

10110 N. DeAnza Blvd. • 408.252.7653

Christmas Eve • 5pm English (Church & Hall) • 7:30pm English • 10pm English

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11am English

GILROY St. Mary

11 First St. • 408.847.5151

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Family Mass • 6:30pm English • 8pm Spanish Family Mass • Midnight Bilingual

Christmas Day • 8am English • 10am Spanish • Noon English

L O S A LTO S St. Nicholas

473 Lincoln Ave. • 650.948.2158

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 6pm English • 9pm English • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 9:15am English • 11am English

L O S A LTO S ( C O N T. ) St. Simon

1860 Grant Ave. • 650.967.8311

Christmas Eve • 3pm English Children’s Liturgy • 5pm English Children’s Liturgy • 11:30pm Christmas Carols • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 8am English • 10am English • Noon English Contemporary Music

611 S. El Monte Ave. • 650.559.2080

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Children’s Mass • 6pm English Youth Mass • 8pm English Vigil

Christmas Day • 9am English • 10:45am English

L O S G ATO S St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception 219 Bean Ave. • 408.354.3726

Christmas Eve • 4pm English (Church & Gym) • 6pm English • 10pm English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9am English • 11:15am English

M I L P I TA S St. Elizabeth

750 Sequoia Dr. • 408.262.8100

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family Mass • 7pm Vietnamese Youth Mass • 9pm Vietnamese • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11am English • 12:30pm Spanish • 3:30pm Vietnamese

Hol

580 E. Jackson

Christmas Eve • 6pm English Children’s Mass • 11pm English/Spanish Italian Caroling • Midnight English/ Spanish/Italian

Holy

4848 Pearl Av

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family M • 7pm English • 9:30pm English • 11:30pm English

Holy Kor

1523 McLaughlin

Christmas Day • 7am English • 8:30am English • 10am English • 11:30am English • 1pm Spanish

Christmas Eve • 7pm Christmas Carols • 9pm Korean

PA L O A LTO Catholic Community at Stanford

Christmas Eve • 4pm English (Church) • 4pm English Pageant ( • 6:30pm English • 9pm English • Midnight English

Stanford Memorial Church • 650.725.0080

Christmas Eve • Midnight English

Christmas Day • Noon English

St. Thomas Aquinas

751 Waverley St. • 650.494.2496

Christmas Eve • 6pm English • Midnight Latin

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 10:30am English • Noon Latin

Our Lady of the Rosary • 3233 Cowper St.

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family Mass • 7pm Spanish

Christmas Day • 10:30am English

St. Albert the Great • 1095 Channing Ave.

St. William

1375 E. Santa Cla

Christmas Eve • 6pm English Family M with Children's Pagean • Midnight Portuguese

MORGAN HILL St. Catherine of Alexandria

160 N. Rengstorff Ave. • 650.961.8600

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SAN JO Five Wound Nation

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family Mass

Christmas Day • 9am English

SAN JOSE Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph 80 S. Market St. • 408.283.8100

Christmas Eve • 4:30pm English • 7pm Spanish • 11pm Lessons and Carols • Midnight English/Spanish

Christmas Day • 9am English • 10:30am Spanish

Christ the King

5284 Monterey Rd. • 408.362.9958

Christmas Eve • 6:30pm English • 8:30pm Vietnamese • 10:30pm Spanish

Christmas Day • 8:30am Vietnamese • 10:30am English • 12:30pm Spanish

Church of the Transfiguration 4325 Jarvis Ave. • 408.264.3600

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 9pm English

Christmas Day • 9am English • 10:30am English

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2940 Nassau

Christmas Eve • 4pm Vietnamese • 6pm English • 8pm Spanish • 10pm Vietnamese • Midnight English/Taga

Our Lady o

2020 E. San Anto

Christmas Eve • 4pm Spanish Children's Mass • 8pm English • 10pm Spanish

Our Lady

389 E. Santa Cla

Chris • Flanagan Hall (in St. Pa Spanish Family Mass, 8pm Vietnamese, 10p • Silver Creek High Schoo Vietnamese, 4pm Viet • St. Frances Cabrini: 7:3 • St. Victor: 7:30pm Viet • St. John the Baptist: 9p Chris • Flanagan Hall (in St. Pa 7:30am Vietnamese, 9 11am English, 12:30pm • Silver Creek High Schoo • St. John the Baptist: 4:4 • Holy Family: 5pm Viet

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Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9am English • 10:30am Portuguese

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Christmas Day • 9:30am Spanish • 11:30am English • 1pm Italian

S A N J O S E ( C O N T. ) Our Lady of Refuge

2165 Lucretia Ave. • 408.715.2278

Christmas Eve • 4:45pm English • 6:30pm Vietnamese • 8:30pm Vietnamese • 10pm Spanish • Midnight English/Spanish

Christmas Day • 8am Vietnamese • 10am Spanish • Noon English

Queen of Apostles

4911 Moorpark Ave. • 408.253.7560

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Children’s Liturgy • 8pm English • 11pm English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 11am English

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Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11:15am English • 5pm Vietnamese

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n Ave. • 408.564.4947

Christmas Day • 9:30am English • 11am Korean

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ly Spirit

Ave. • 408.997.5100

Christmas Day • 8am English (Gym) • 9:30am English • 11:30am English

325 Willow St. • 408.292.0146

Christmas Eve • 6pm English • 9pm Spanish • Midnight Spanish

Christmas Day • 10am English • Noon Spanish

20101 McKean Rd. • 408.997.4800 Little Church – 21800 Bertram Rd.

Christmas Day • 8:30am English (McKean) • 10:30am English (McKean)

St. Brother Albert Chmielowski Polish Mission 10250 Clayton Rd. • 408.251.8490

Christmas Eve • 9pm Polish/English • Midnight Polish

Christmas Day • 9am English • 10:30am Polish

St. Christopher

art of Mary Oratory

1375 E. Santa Clara St. Christmas Day • 12:30pm Latin

Holy Trinity

Dr. • 408.729.0101

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Christmas Day • 9:30am English • Noon English/ Tagalog • 3:45pm Vietnamese

of Guadalupe

1576 Curtner Ave. • 408.269.2226

Christmas Eve • 4pm English (Church & Healy Hall) • 4pm English Children’s Mass (Presentation HS) • 6pm English • 9pm English • Midnight English

St. Frances Cabrini

onio St. • 408.258.7057 Christmas Day • 10am English & Spanish

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stmas Eve atrick School): 4pm English/ 6pm Vietnamese, pm Vietnamese ol: 3:30pm Caroling in tnamese, 7pm Vietnamese 30pm Vietnamese tnamese pm Vietnamese stmas Day atrick School): 9am Vietnamese, m Spanish ol: 10am Vietnamese 45pm Vietnamese tnamese

Christmas Day • 7am English • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11am English • 12:30pm English

15333 Woodard Rd. • 408.879.1120

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 10pm English

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11:30am English • 1pm Assyrian/ English

St. Francis of Assisi

5111 San Felipe Rd. • 408.223.1562

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Children’s Mass (Chapel & Gathering Hall) • 5pm English (Villages) • 6pm English (Chapel & Gathering Hall) • 9pm Vietnamese (Chapel) • 9pm English (Gathering Hall) • Midnight English (Chapel)

Christmas Day • 8:30am English (Chapel) • 10:30am English (Chapel & Gathering Hall) • 12:30pm English (Chapel & Gathering Hall)

Christmas Day • 9:30am English • 11:30am Spanish

St. Leo the Great

88 Race St. • 408.293.3503

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • Midnight English/Spanish

Christmas Day • 9:30am English • 11am Spanish

2980 Senter Rd. • 408.363.2300

Christmas Eve • 5:30pm English • 7:30pm Vietnamese • 9:30pm Spanish • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 8am Vietnamese • 10am English • 12:30pm Spanish • 3pm Vietnamese

200 O’Connor Dr. • 408.294.8953

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 6pm English • 11:30pm Carols • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7am English • 9am English • 11am English

St. Mary of The Assumption Croatian Mission 901 Lincoln Ave. • 408.279.0279

Christmas Eve • 8pm English/Croatian • Midnight Croatian

Christmas Day • 9am English • 11am Croatian

St. Thomas of Canterbury 1522 McCoy Ave. • 408.378.1595

Christmas Eve Christmas Day • 5:15pm English • 9am English Children’s Choir & Pageant Men’s Choir • 10pm English

St. Victor

3108 Sierra Rd. • 408.251.7055

Christmas Eve • 5pm English (Church & Parish Hall) • 7:30pm Vietnamese • Midnight English (Church & Parish Hall)

Christmas Day • 7am English • 8am English • 9:15am English • 10:45am English • 12:15pm English

Santa Teresa

794 Calero Ave. • 408.629.7777

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Children’s Mass • 6pm English • 9pm English • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9:30am English • 11:30am English

S A N TA C L A R A Mission Santa Clara de Asis 500 El Camino Real • 408.554.4023

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 9pm English

Christmas Day • 10am English

Our Lady of Peace

St. John Vianney

Christmas Day • 9am English • 10:30am English • Noon Spanish

u who is Christ

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 7:30 pm English • Midnight English

S A N TA C L A R A ( C O N T. ) St. Clare

941 Lexington St. • 408.248.7786

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 6pm Spanish • 10pm Portuguese

Christmas Day • 9am English

St. Justin

2800 Mission College Blvd. • 408.988.4585

4600 Hyland Ave. • 408.258.7832

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 7pm Spanish • 10:30pm English

366 St. Julie Dr. • 408.629.3030

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Family Mass • 5:30pm Spanish Family Mass • 8pm English • Midnight English

St. Martin of Tours

St. Anthony

Christmas Eve • 4pm English (McKean) • 6pm English (Bertram) • 11pm English (McKean)

S A N J O S E ( C O N T. ) St. Julie Billiart

St. Maria Goretti

Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9am English • 10:30am English • Noon English • 2pm English • 5pm English • 6:30pm Spanish • 8pm English

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Luke 2:11

2655 Homestead Rd. • 408.296.1193

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 6pm English • 11pm English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9am English • 10:30am English • 12:15pm English

St. Lawrence the Martyr

1971 St. Lawrence Dr. • 408.296.3000

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Children’s Christmas Pageant • 6pm English • 8pm Spanish • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 9am English • 11am English

San Jose Chinese Catholic Mission

(at St. Clare) 941 Lexington St. • 408.983.0211

Christmas Eve • 8pm Chinese/English

Christmas Day • 3pm Chinese/ English

S A R ATO G A Church of the Ascension 12033 Miller Ave. • 408.725.3939

Christmas Eve • 6pm English • 11:30pm Christmas Carols • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7am English • 9am English • 11am English

Sacred Heart

13716 Saratoga Ave. • 408.867.3634

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Children’s Liturgy • 6pm English • 10pm English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 10am English

S U N N Y VA L E Church of the Resurrection 725 Cascade Dr. • 408.245.5554

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 9pm English • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7am English • 8:30am English • 10am English • 11:30am English

St. Cyprian

195 Leota Ave. • 408.739.8506

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Children/Family Mass • 11:30pm Christmas Carols • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 8:30am English • 10am English • 11:30am Spanish

St. Martin

593 Central Ave. • 408.736.3725

Christmas Eve • 6:30pm English • 8pm Vietnamese • 10pm Spanish

Christmas Day • 8am English • 10am English • Noon Spanish • 5pm Vietnamese

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Al Gore may not be in the spotlight as much these days, but he’s been busy campaigning for climate reform and revolutionizing how the private sector invests.

Whatever happened to Al Gore? He was all over the media around the time of An Inconvenient Truth but lately I haven’t heard anything about him.-- Jim Mercer, St. Paul, MN Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer EarthTalk Al Gore, one of the first recognizable faces of the environmental movement, sent ripples throughout the political world when he released his enormously successful book, An Inconvenient Truth,  back

in 2006. His environmental leadership dates back much further, however: He was traveling the country warning about the impending climate crisis in the early 1990s, and as Vice-President under Bill Clinton, Gore was a key proponent of U.S. and international participation in the Kyoto Protocol, an ultimately unsuccessful effort to align international efforts on greenhouse gas emissions reductions back in 1997. After losing his bid for the Presidency on a technicality in 2000, Gore left politics

and devoted himself to raising awareness about climate change through speeches, activism and the publication of An Inconvenient Truth— as well as production of the follow-up documentary film of the same name, which took home an Oscar for Best Documentary. With the publication of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore launched two non-profits committed to making climate change a political priority in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which he consolidated into the Climate Re-

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

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com ality Project in 2011. Gore still devotes about half his time to climate campaigning, recently addressing negotiators at the COP21 climate talks in Paris about how to enlist everyday people as “global citizens” in efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. Gore has also devoted lots of his time since 2000 on another form of green: making money. While it’s well known that his investments since he lost the White House to George W. Bush have turned Gore into a rich man with a net worth in the hundreds of millions of dollars, less is known about the methods employed to make this money. Generation Investment Management (GIM), the firm he founded in 2004 with ex-Goldman Sachs executive, David Blood, practices an entirely new form of capitalism— a model they hope the entire

world economy will one day share. Instead of religiously following the highest short-term revenue strategy, GIM’s “sustainable investment” approach takes into account environmental, social and economic damage. Though not a new idea, here is the kicker: They are enormously profitable, with a 10-year average of 12.1 percent yearly increase, ranking them second of over 200 firms analyzed by the consulting firm Mercer. While the current capitalist system focuses on short-term gains based on market demand, the sustainable-capitalist model also adds effects on environment and society. For example, Coca-Cola is enormously successful under the traditional system. However, Generation sees it as unsustainable, as its history of environmental conflict and its

Tierras públicas de California, acaparadas por las empresas petroleras

Sin embargo, la realidad es que muchas empresas petroleras y gaseras estan acumulando concesiones de tierra publica en California, a veces por muchos anos, sin desarrollarla ni pagar renta por su posesion. Asi lo indica un reporte emitido este martes por The Wilderness Society (La Sociedad de lo Silvestre). Los autores el trabajo afirman que eso representa un problema serio, porque la tierra no puede ser asignada a otra compania ni usada para algun proposito de beneficio publico. Nada Culver, directora “senior” para politicas de agencia en “The Wilderness Society”, dice que los pagadores de im-

This revolutionary model is one of the newest trends in capitalism, and just might be its savior. Consuming at an unsustainable rate cannot continue for much longer, so adapting to this new system could be one of the most important legacies of Al Gore.

que ha sido inevitablemente retardado. Pero la investigacion encontro que las companias estan acumulando indebidamente tierras sin usarlas - y la Oficina de Administracion de la Tierra (“Bureau of Land Management”) no las esta deteniendo.

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO, Calif. La tierra publica no deberia ser concesionada a empresas petroleras para nada mas estar comprometidas durante anos y anos, sin uso y ni beneficio publico.

links to obesity will eventually result in health concerns, leading to a crash like the tobacco industry. Similarly, Generation views petroleum, while one of the largest industries today, as a bad bet over the long haul for similar reasons: The more oil that’s burned, the bigger the reaction will be against it. The new approach that allows Generation to actually profit from this idealistic mentality is their ability to see ethical investments as an advantage, rather than an inherent negative.

puestos estan perdiendo 80 millones de dolares tan solo en rentas por el usufructo de tierras reservadas en todo el oeste. “Eso sin tomar en cuenta lo que pudieron haber generado en regalias, si se hubiera desarrollado gas o petroleo, renta y otros pagos si se desarrollaran para energia solar o eolica, o el beneficio de comunidades locales y turistas, si fueran manejadas para recreacion o conservacion.” El estudio muestra que California tiene mas de 22 mil acres reservados por contratos sin desarrollar; pero el problema es mucho mayor: tres y cuarto millones de acres en al menos mil contratos suspendidos en todo el pais. Culver dice que las suspensiones a contratos durante un tiempo corto son legitimas, para la revision ambiental o por un permiso de perforacion

“Desafortunadamente no hay un mecanismo para asegurar que esas suspensiones terminen. Vimos muchas situaciones en las que acabaron los motivos de la suspension, pero la suspension seguia -a veces durante anos y anos; y algunas de plano todavia no han terminado.” El reporte hace un llamado a la federacion para que realice una investigacion, y pide a la Oficina de Administracion de la Tierra (BLM) que revise todos los arrendamientos de largo plazo que esten suspendidos. El reporte “Land Hoarders,” (Los Acaparadores de Tierra), en ingles, esta en: https://wilderness.org/blog/ land-hoarders-oil-and-gascompanies-are-stockpilingyour-public-lands.


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LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612061 The following person(s) is (are) doing business El Rincon Taqueria 1460 Old Oakland Road San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Cesar Alejandro Jimenez Lozano 1699 Orlando Dr San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun 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.) Cesar Alejandro Jimenez Lozano December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612082 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Midtown Motors, Inc 1333 W. San Carlos St San Jose CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Midtown Motors, Inc 1333 W. San Carlos St San Jose CA 95126. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun 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.) Majid Etemadi Secretary December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Romero Bob Cat Service 9610 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Alfredo Romero 9610 Monterey Rd Morgan Hill CA 95037, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 5/30/2008. “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.)

Alfredo Romero December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/14/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611087 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 2374 Pruneridge Avenue Apartments 2374 Pruneridge Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Lawrence J. Simi Trustee of the Simi Rogers 2000 Trust 357 Irving Street San Francisco, CA 94122. This business is conducted by a trust; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/31/2010 “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.) Lawrence J. Simi, Trustee December 11, 18, 25 2015; January 1, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/12/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611081 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1201 Blossom Hill Apartments 1201 Blossom Hill Road San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara Co. Sherman Tran, Trustee of the Sherman N. Tran Trust 20410 Town Center Lane. Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a trust; registrant has not begun 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.) Sherman Tran, Trustee December 11, 18, 25 2015; January 1, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/12/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611092 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Castlemont Garden Apartments 1105 W. Olive Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara Co. Walter T. Sousa, Trustee of the Sousa Family Trust 57 Innisbrook Avenue Las Vegas, CA 89113. This business is conducted by a trust;

registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/23/2010“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.) Walter T. Sousa, Trustee December 11, 18, 25 2015; January 1, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/12/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610849 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Menden Manor Apartments 1617 Mendenhall Drive San Jose. CA 95130, Santa Clara Co. Peter Marra, General Partner and James Caratozzolo, general partner 20410 Town Center Lane, Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a General Partnership; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/24/2010“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.) Peter Marra, General Partner, Menden Manor Apartments December 4, 11, 18, 25 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/06/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610885 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Hamilton Villa Apartments 4515 Hamilton Avenue San Jose, CA 95130, Santa Clara Co. Peter Marra, General Partner and James Caratozzolo, general partner 20410 Town Center Lane, Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a General Partnership; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/24/2010“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.) Peter Marra, General Partner, of Hamilton Villa Apartments December 4, 11, 18, 25 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/09/2015

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com tino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/07/2011 “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.) Diane Feirman, Managing Member Managing Member December 4, 11, 18, 25 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/06/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 6108887 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Casa Baywood Apartments 212 S. El Camino Real San Mateo CA 94401, San Mateo Co. Casa Baywood co – Tenancy Agreement Dated 04/10/2014 20410 Town Center Lane, Suite 200 Cupertino, Ca 95014. This business is conducted by Corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/15/2010 “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.) Paul Dumesnil, CEO CEO December 4, 11, 18, 25 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/09/2015 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 612060 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: El Rincon Taqueria 460 Old Oakland Rd San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Juan M Munoz 1460 Old Oakland Rd. San Jose, CA 95112. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 03/17/2011 under file no. 549310 Juan M Munoz December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610888 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Deodar Apartments 1134 Willow Street San Jose CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. Mike Tragoutsis, general partner, Mark Tragoutsis, general partner, 303 Baldwin Ave San Mateo CA 94401. This business is conducted by a General Partnership; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/23/2010“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.) Mark Tragoutsis, general partner of Deodar Apartment December 4, 11, 18, 25 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/09/2015

ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS On First Amended Petition No. 1-12FL163401 Petitioner: Gilbert B. Dalit, 2395 Ridgeglen Way, San Jose, CA 95133. Respondent: Xenia E. Belmonte-Dalit. Petitioner was granted permission to serve by publication as the Respondent, Xenia E. Belmonte-Dalit, failed to appear at the Status Conference on 3/13/14 with the Honorable Philip H. Pennypacker. The next Court date for the Status Conference in regards to Dissolution of Marriage is: 9/4/14 at 1:31pm, Dept.76 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. Street address: 170 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95113. Mailing address:191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. Both Petitioner and Respondent or their attorneys must attend this Status Conference. This Orders After Status Conference was endorsed on March 13, 2014 December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610848 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Villa Toscana 280 Everett Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara Co. Greker ll, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane, Suite 200 Cuper-

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115cv289076 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Plamen Dobrev Cartwright. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner,

Plamen Dobrev Cartwright, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Plamen Dobrev Cartwright to Plamen Dobrev Dobrev. 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 02/09/2015 at 8:45 am, 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 16, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016 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 Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. 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 corpora-

DECEMBER 18-24, 2015 tion) [ ] 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 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,Inc. Defendant 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


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DECEMBER 18-24, 2015 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, 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

(Name): Heriberto Mota Alvarez AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): You have been sued. Lo han demandado.

Petitioner’s name is: 1. The name and address of the Olivia Barriga court is (el nombre y dirección de Nombre del demandante: la corte son): Case Number (Número de Surerior Court of California, caso): county of Santa Clara 170 Park Ave 115FL170643 San Jose, CA 95113 You have 30 CALENDER DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you.

2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son):

If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs.

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

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 FL-120) 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 NOTICE; The restraining or ders are effective against both Publication Granted: The Court spouses or domestic partners finds that the Respondent canuntil the petition is dismissed, a not be served in any other manjudgment is entered, or the court ner specified in the California makes further orders. They are Code of Civil Procedure. The enforceable anywhere in CaliCourt orders that the Summons fornia by any law enforcement is served by publication in the officer who has received or seen newspaper listed below. Publicaa copy of them. tion must occur at least once a week for four successive weeks. AVISO; Las órdenes de restric ción están en vigencia en cuanto EL OBSERVADOR a ambos conyuges miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se If during the time of Publication despida la petición, se emita un or Posting you locate the Refallo o la corte de otras ordenes. spondent’s address you must Cualquier agencia del orden have someone 18 years or publico que haya recibido o visto older mail the Summons, Petiuna copia de estas ordenes pution and Order for Publication ede hacerlas acatar en cualquier to the Respondent. The server lugar de California. must complete and file with the Court a Proof of Service or Mail, NOTICE: If you cannot pay the FL-335. filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may orDate:November 19, 2015 der you to pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the court Published: December 4, 11, 18, waived for you and the other 25, 2015 party. SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT

cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuatas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a petición de usted o de la otra parte.

Exencion De Cuotas: Ai no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de

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, quasicommunity 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 conjunta 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 Trans-

portation 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

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS 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 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 20, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 27; December 4, 11, 18, 2015

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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


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TECHNOLOGY

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DECEMBER 18-24, 2015

Star Wars: Tech of Today

Eduardo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR It’s not stretch of the imagination to say that Star Wars has become a cultural phenomenon. With its inception in 1977, it spawned a franchise that has stood the test of time and grossed about 37 billion dollars in product revenue. With the Star Wars universe, came the idea of technological wonders such as Droids, Light Sabers, Prosthetics that are sensitive to touch, Speeder Bikes and Laser cannons. All this seemed like a far away piece of technology back then, but now, in 2015, this technology is not only real, but on its way to being better than what filmgoers saw way back when. Star Wars introduced us to the wonders of droids such as the fan favorites, C3PO and R2D2. Not only do Droids now exist, NASA has said that in a few years, they may surpass the versatility of the droids in the movie, especially with the dawn of advanced Artificial Intelligence. The droids we have now do not have the sleek design of the droids in the movie, but, as we learn more and more about the technology of robotics, they will become more sleek and mobile.

The Prosthetics in the Star Wars world are beyond any modern technology. At least that was the case in ’77. Now, we have come close to the quality of prosthetics in the original films, minus the 100% flexibility and life like skin that’s seen in the movies. Though the Prosthetic limbs of today are very expensive and stationary in terms of flexibility, we are slowly reaching the affordable and technologically advanced prosthetic arms that look almost real. Speeder Bikes were amazing to see flying through the forest moon of Endor, flying by at high speeds through the tightly packed trees of the forest. Amazingly, this technology exist, though not as thin and sleek looking as the speeders in the film. The speeder bike of reality uses two very powerful fans to keep itself afloat and utilizes your body to move forward and turn. Not as fast as the Speeders of the Star Wars universe due to no true propulsion device on it. Hopefully, that will change with more research and innovations in the field of propulsion. Now for something that doesn’t exist but is so iconic to the franchise that it needs to be mentioned. Lightsabers

are the iconic weapons of the Jedi Knights and Sith Lords. Created by the Sith hundreds of years before the events of the movies, they utilize the power of Kyber crystals, the same crystals used to power the death star and have a self powering battery in the metallic hilt. If we wanted to try to make one today, it would require a three story building of generators and machines to power it up and it still wouldn’t be as extraordinary as the lightsabers in the movie. The only choice is to hopefully find a power crystal that is stable in outer space or find an energy source on earth that can power the lightsaber and also be able to contain the three hundred thousand degrees of heat the lightsabers emit without hurting the wielder like in the films. With technology constantly pushing the boundaries, we are seeing tech that makes some stuff in the movies seem like relics. In time, hopefully in our lifetimes, we will have lightsabers, faster than light travel and the ability to build super ships. With the release of the new film this week, who knows what other wonderful technology that we will have to aspire to one day make.


DECEMBER 18-24, 2015

MOVIES

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” goes like this: Through a series of misunderstandings, the Chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that their human friend Dave (played by Jason Lee) is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami and essentially abandon them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother. Bella Thorne stars as Ashley, a level - headed popstar that helps the 3 chipmunks in theri times of peril and need. Thorne describes her first live action animation film as an awesome experience that she would definitely take on again. “Working with CGI was interesting, it was hard and

you basically have to do minimum ten pages for the chipmunks, just for animation purposes, then you have to do all the pages where they give you direction and all that good stuff. It’s definitely long hours but really interesting to work with them.” Ashley, Thorne’s character in the film, is in her words “a well-rounded popstar whose super sweet and does things for others. She helps Alvin out and his friends.” Along with Ashley, the Chippette’s, Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor (Voiced by Christina Applegate, Anna Farris and Kaley Cuoco, respectively) help the chipmunks on their quest to stop the proposal that may ultimately destroy a beautiful life between the ‘munks and Dave. Thorne says to be prepared for a fun family flick. “You should go watch it because it’s a fun, humorous (and) we have the same kind of humor

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from the first two movies. if you like the franchise you’re gonna love this one, it’s just as great as the last one, it has a lots of singing and dancing involved, and it’s a movie to see with the fam.” Thorne is also experiencing some more voice acting next year. Her stint as Cora, one of the Galactic Rangers in Ratchet and Clank, an adaptation of the popular video game platformer, will see her take on a sly, female character. “That was so awesome (and) I really liked the game. The scripts are like 2,000 pages long (detailing) every single move and what your character might do, and what will happen to them. Cora is a badass super chick that stands up for herself, total feminist if I would say. She becomes Ratchet’s friend throughout the game.” “Alving and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” is in theaters now.


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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Maryah Samarron SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR The Star Wars Saga is undoubtedly treasured by millions of people around the world. With its new release in more than a decade, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has literally awakened the fandom and curiosity of others into the lore and characters of the series. Along with the fanfare there continues to be a variety of skepticism and theory behind all areas of the film, including the phenomenon regarding “the force”. The new title itself provokes deeper question as to how the force will be projected in this addition to the series. What is the force exactly? Though many theories have been propagated, let’s take a look at the parallelisms in the Star Wars Saga in regards to the possible subliminal truths of actual faith hidden within the series. “Well, the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” ―Obi-Wan Kenobi. As good and evil are at war among the stars, the Force is a focal point in the Star Wars series. There is a “dark side” and a “light side” of the force. From a biblical perspective, there is a great battle between good and evil, which consists of many of the principles demonstrated in the movie.

In the movie saga it was said there would be a savior who would “bring balance to the force.” Anakin Skywalker appears in the second trilogy (Episode 1-3) as a young boy who becomes a Jedi, seen to have potential to fulfill this prophecy. Anakin’s mother had claimed he had been conceived without a father. Doesn’t this sound like a story we have heard somewhere before? The Bible reads, the Holy Spirit had given the virgin Mary a son, who would become the savior of the world and defeat the power of death. Could George Lucas have been inspired by Biblical text? Perhaps! In Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine used manipulation and deceit to convince Anakin Skywalker into believing he wasn’t reaching his full potential while following the light side. He was convinced he would have full knowledge of the force and be able to save his wife Padmé from death should join the dark side. In Matthew 4:9 Christ was tempted by Satan to submit to him and in turn he would give him the world, ultimately being able to save his bride the church here on earth; yet Christ knew he was to be obedient to his Heavenly Father, for his obedience would result in saving humankind not only on earth, but for eternity. The Messiah overcame the temptation of the devil. Though there are differences in how the two responded to the temptation,

DECEMBER 18-24, 2015 Anakin fell into the dark side, becoming a Sith and ultimately causing pain to those he loved, the temptation and characteristics of the evil forces themselves is what carry a vast amount of similarity. With that being said, Star Wars also touches on the topic of redemption. Though Anakin Skywalker gets lured into temptation and takes the bite into the dark side as Darth Vader. Eventually, he is able to redeem himself by becoming true to who he is beyond the mask. Proof of this redemption is demonstrated when Anakin’s spirit appears alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi’s at the end of the movie in Episode 6: Return of the Jedi. This speaks to the biblical perspective of redemption for mankind. The Bible speaks of the infinite love of Christ and how no matter the destruction we may have caused in the past, there is redemption by submitting our lives to the Creator of the world and Christ the Savior. Though not all the details of the Star Wars story line up seamlessly with a biblical perspective, it is evident there are numerous similarities between the two. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is now in theaters. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the possibility of hidden parallels intertwined between truth and fiction.


DECEMBER 18-24, 2015

Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR El año 2016 se vislumbra como un año bastante intenso en todo lo referente a la política y a la religión. Las naciones que tienen gobiernos socialistas se mostrarán insatisfechas totalmente porque se darán cuenta que el socialismo es una farsa, una mentira, un negocio para dominar a las masas, un juego sucio del cuál América Latina ya está despertando. El socialismo aunque muy bueno en teoría, al llevarlo a la práctica se convierte en el peor desastre para un nación. Lastimosamente los casos de pedofilia que involucran a sacerdotes católicos seguirán en aumento, será una prueba de fuego para el Papa actual ya que no se puede seguir tapando el sol con un dedo, se deberán tomar medidas que castiguen con cárcel a los pedófilos, las cifras aumentan cada día y son miles de casos documentados los que exis-

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ten, la feligresía esperará con paciencia pero todo tiene su límite. Habrá nerviosismo referente a la aparición de nuevos asteroides y cometas, se cree que un meteorito de inmensas proporciones podría acercarse peligrosamente a nuestro planeta el segundo trimestre del año. Quizá lo más preocupante sea la posición del planeta Marte retrógrado del día 17 de abril al 29 de junio. Este aspecto planetario hará conjunción con la posición de Saturno en el signo Sagitario, signo que rige la política y la religión entre otros aspectos. Durante ese periodo es probable que ocurran nuevos y cruentos atentados terroristas en diversas regiones del mundo, especialmente en Europa y Estados Unidos. Se descubrirán supuestos nexos que existen entre los terroristas de origen musulmán y algunos líderes comunistas de Asia y América Latina. Las elecciones presidenciales en Estados Unidos serán muy reñidas, el desprestigio y las acusaciones impropias serán las armas

que usarán ambos partidos para ganar la contienda electoral. Los astros favorecerán a los republicanos, sin embargo; los demócratas darán una batalla histórica que les podría llevar a ganar la presidencia nuevamente. Nuevas hambrunas y epidemias en África crearán conciencia en el mundo, siendo el medio artístico y periodístico los más involucrados en ayudar. La situación financiera mundial no mostrará mejorías notables, es probable que vientos de guerra se dejen sentir por todo el planeta. La tan ansiada reforma migratoria no se hará realidad en el 2016 aunque los activistas y defensores de la misma seguirán en la lucha. Sucederán situaciones positivas con respecto al derecho que tienen los animales, en diversos gobiernos se tomarán medidas para castigar con cárcel a quiénes sean juzgados por cargos de crueldad en contra de la fauna, aunque suena esperanzador, es un pequeño paso que se dará para controlar la barbarie que ocurre diariamente en contra de animales indefensos y su habitat natural.

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La madre naturaleza no dará tregua en su agonía, pero parece que esto no importa a los gobiernos ni a los más poderosos. Ocurrirán inundaciones, tornados, terremotos, sequías y erupciones volcánicas en cinco continentes. Se descifrarán simbolismos antiguos en naciones como China, India y Egipto, los cuáles tendrán mensajes trascendentales acerca del futuro que nos espera. La generosidad, la bondad hacia nuestros semejantes y hacia todo ser viviente, el amor a nuestro planeta y el cuidado de la ecología son factores determinantes para que tengamos no sólo un 2016 mejor sino un futuro mejor. De nosotros depende el bienestar de nuestro planeta y nuestro futuro. El incremento de la espiritualidad se hará sentir en este 2016 que traerá sorpresas y bendiciones a muchas personas. Que todos tengamos un 2016 lleno de paz, justicia y prosperidad.

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