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OPINION

Especially for developing infants & youth Hilbert Morales M.P.H., M.Sc. EL OBSERVADOR

As a chemist, I know that lead, mercury, and arsenic are toxic elements which, when ingested at very low ‘legal’ levels, over time accumulate in one’s body eventually causing nerve damage or physiologic toxicity. I wonder today if our local water districts need to make an effort to test all water sources for the current levels of these elements which are all enzymatic reaction inhibitors. This drought has caused depletion of our normal safe sources of potable water. Alternative water sources are being used. Now that ‘el niño’ rains are upon our region, there is an effort to capture surface waters. Understand that rain water leaches trace amounts

Luisa Fernanda Montero LA RED HISPANA La presencia de candidatos en las estaciones radiales, en las pantallas y en los diarios seguramente tiene a todo el mundo bien advertido de que este es un año electoral, lo que no hay que olvidar es que para nuestra comunidad, es crucial. En este año que acaba de comenzar los estadounidenses estamos llamados a elegir los destinos de nuestro país. Como hispanos tenemos el deber de participar. Son muchas las urgencias que padecemos como comunidad y el nuevo residente de la Casa Blanca tendrá un papel protagónico en su desarrollo. Por eso, es importante tener claro que el proceso electoral

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of all minerals from rocks and soils. All of us need to know that we are now ingesting very small amounts of lead (or mercury and arsenic), which over time, become accumulated in our individual bodies (especially growing infants and children) with the result that neurological and developmental impairments happen. The most economic effective way to prevent this from happening in our Silicon Valley communities is to continually monitor (test) the waters we imbibe to establish the levels of these three elements using approved standard ‘water chemistry’ methods. I ask that EO’s readers become informed; that each reads what happened inauspiciously to the drinking water of Flint Michigan when potable water source were changed from Lake Huron to the Flint River to reduce operating costs: Now Flint, Michigan is bankrupt. Its administration was taken over by the State of Michigan. It’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder and his appointees made some decisions 30 months ago which are having harmful public

en este país es algo particular, difiere en varios aspectos del que suele usarse en nuestros países de origen e incluye conceptos como primarias, caucus, delegados, colegios electorales y demás. El asunto es que en noviembre de este año Estados Unidos elegirá a su presidente y a su vicepresidente, pero es ahora en febrero que comienza el proceso electoral. De febrero a junio se llevarán a cabo en los estados las llamadas “elecciones primarias” y “asambleas electorales” también conocidas como “caucus” en los que, los ciudadanos, elegirán a sus candidatos. Hay varios tipos de elecciones primarias, pero sobresalen  las cerradas y las abiertas, en las cerradas se puede votar solo por un candidato del partido en las

health impact on the residents of Flint, Michigan, especially its 6,000 children. Usually, Flint residents are supplied potable water from Lake Huron which are processed by Detroit’s water treatment facility. That was done some two years ago. An alert pediatrician began to diagnose lead poisoning in her K-6 patients thereafter. Her efforts to alert the Snyder Administration officials were ignored. Today, some 26 months after switching to Flint River water, Governor Rich Snyder stated “I’m sorry and I will fix it.” (Source: MSNBC TV 215 News Report: “All “In With Chris Hayes” broadcast of 01.19.16). Unfortunately, the ‘new’ Flint River water had different qualities (probably a higher acidity level designated as pH by chemists). This higher acidity level is thought to have stripped the protective layers of internal surfaces of original distribution system piping installed prior to 1976 using lead. This is the probable source of high lead levels being experienced by Flint residents. “Its a disaster,” admitted Governor Snyder who is now asking FEMA (Federal

abiertas puede votarse por un candidato de cualquier partido político. Hay estados que tan solo realizan elecciones primarias, otros que combinan elecciones primarias con caucus y otros que tan sólo celebran caucus. Así por ejemplo, los estados de Arizona, Colorado, Delaware y Utah no cuentan con elecciones primarias sino que votan en los caucus. Su deber es averiguar cuál es el caso en su estado. Para participar como votante en las elecciones primarias los ciudadanos deben registrarse,   tener un domicilio o dirección postal en   Estados Unidos. Es importante recordar que cada estado tiene su propia normativa sobre cómo registrarse. De nuevo usted es protagonista.

Emergency Management Agency) for assistance. President Obama has already endorsed declaring Flint’s situation a disaster to enable FEMA to provide up to $5 million in federal aid. Unfortunately, this type of disaster is not presently included in the current statutory authority of FEMA. Some $28 million will be required. Neither the city of Flint nor the State of Michigan have the resources ‘to fix’ this situation promptly. Updated legislation is needed to establish ‘statutory authority’ to act as well as to permit allocation of essential resources (time, expertise, and money). Now according to Flint’s pediatrician ‘whistle-blower’ whose initial observations and alarming communications were ignored, all 6,000 children residing in Flint may have been extensively exposed to extraordinary high lead levels during the past 30 months (and counting). Lead poisoning, during a child’s developmental years, causes irreversible nerve, brain, and organ system damage resulting in decreased cognitive abilities (i.e., lower I.Q.). The immediate issue is to authorize and fund the assessment of each

Las asambleas electorales, por otro lado, son reuniones en las que los miembros de los partidos políticos se dividen en grupos según el candidato que apoyan, los  votantes indecisos conforman un grupo aparte y al final  cada candidato recluta un número de delegados. Los delegados son los designados finales para votar. Así, el primero de febrero, la asamblea electoral de Iowa inaugurará el año electoral. A la semana siguiente, Nuevo Hampshire tendrá sus elecciones primarias. El proceso en el que los dos partidos políticos seleccionarán a los candidatos que participaran de las elecciones presidenciales de noviembre se extenderá hasta la primavera de este año. Recuerde que el voto no es

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exposed child to establish the data base which defines the scope of challenges to be addressed. A few of these children have been irreversibly damaged and may become wards of society during their entire lives. Of great interest to the County of Santa Clara is to authorize and initiate the continuous determination of actual levels of lead, mercury and arsenic in all waters all the time. SCVWD stores volumes of water in aquifers (Fern County & SCCo.), uses percolation ponds, recycles recovered water, delta water, & Hetch Hetchy water sources. Are we certain that no sources of lead, mercury, and arsenic exist in these various sources? We need to know now before any of our children (our futures) are exposed and perhaps harmed. It is cheaper to test now; to determine actual levels...rather than wait for our kids to be injured in any manner. They are the future of this Silicon Valley community. To obtain more information, just google “LEAD POISONING”. To take action, call your County Supervisor (408-2995001).

solo un deber, es también un derecho. Haga un calendario, averigüe cuándo son las primarias en su estado, permanezca atento e inscríbase oportunamente pero sobre todas las cosas, infórmese sobre los candidatos. En las elecciones del 2012 votaron más de 11 millones de latinos, pero otros 12 millones se quedaron en sus casas. El voto es nuestra voz y no podemos dejar que otros decidan por nosotros. Para saber más puede visitar Vote.usa.gov, la iniciativa del gobierno hecha para responder todas sus preguntas. Recuerde que su voto es su voz y usted tiene derecho a ella. Para más detalles sobre sus derechos como votante, visite LaRedHispana.org

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EDUCATION

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During Catholic Schools Week 2016, we are called to be mindful of the desire of Pope Francis that this year be marked as a special Holy Year of Mercy. In his letter announcing this year, the Holy Father reminded us that Jesus Christ Himself is the face of the Father’s mercy, and mercy is the first attribute of God’s love. Mercy is a gift that we receive; it must also be a gift that we give. To know God’s mercy in our own lives opens in us a great capacity to show mercy to others. Some believe that mercy is a sign of weakness, an indication that we are less than firm in our dealings with others. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Mercy granted to others is a sign of strength, flowing from the reservoir of forgiveness and love that we ourselves experience. Catholic Education is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence within the framework of our faith. With the benefit of the Scriptures and Catholic Tradition, reference can be made to the many ways God is at work even now in the lives of students. Being called to be “Merciful as the Father,” Catholic Educa-

tion can become a “School of Mercy,” in which the values of forgiveness and reconciliation are modeled and practiced. Likewise, Catholic Educators have a wonderful capacity to be “Teachers of Mercy.” Catholic Education is one of the noblest of all of the ministries of the Church. Let us meet today’s challenges and continue to offer nothing less than our best in this great enterprise. I repeat my expressions of thanks to parents who sacri-

fice much so that your sons and daughters may have a Catholic Education. I am also grateful to the parishes and religious communities that continue to sponsor our schools. To teachers, aids, staff and administrators, I offer heartfelt thanks for your great work.

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May God bless you all. With every best wish and kind regard, I remain, Sincerely yours,

The college process can be a little daunting for both parents and students alike. Sometimes the best resources just aren’t advertised, or on-campus help is limited. With the growing changes in education, like the shift to Common Core, it’s important to stay on top of any changing academic trends. We’ve compiled a list of some educational resources that might help you figure out the best academic plan for your student.

Patrick J. McGrath Bishop of San Jose

1.Common Core State Standards Initiative http://www.corestandards.org/ Still in the dark about Common Core? Visit this website to see what the specific grade level standards are for your student. Getting to know the curriculum will help you have a better understanding of what is being taught in the classroom. The website features helpful videos, links to more tutoring resources, and articles detailing how these new standards differ from the previous standards. There’s also a Spanish version of the site : http://www.corestandards.org/lo-que-lospadres-deben-saber/ 2. Resources for Undocumented Students http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/ undocumented-students-guide/ Best Colleges created a wealth of resources for any undocumented students who wish to pursue higher education. It features links to learning more about DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) as well as some scholarship listings.

3. Filling out the FAFSA https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/fillingout Federal Student Aid, an office of the US department of education create a step-by-step guide to filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). It’s lists all the documents that you need to fill our your application as well as some questions that you’ll need to answer. It also links you to other resources in case your situation is a little unique and requires extra assistance. 4. Khan Academy SAT Prep https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/ sat The folks at Khan Academy greatly believe in providing educational resources for free. You’ll be able to download a full length SAT test and have access to the tutorials for each section. The website also offers tutorials and guides to many other areas of academics. 5. Transfer Students- ASSIST http://www.assist.org/ For those thinking about attending community college, check this website out. It will help you figure out which classes are transferable when you go to a university. Select your major and up pops a list of classes. Keep in mind that some classes will have different titles at different schools. Also, some universities are very flexible even if something isn’t listed as transferrable if you keep your syllabus or copy of the course description, they might be able to allow the class to transfer.


BPT Meeting in Paris, delegates from 195 nations ended 2015 by reaching a landmark agreement to make significant efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The historic pact represents a global effort to curb climate change and a move toward widespread investment in zero-carbon energy sources and other sustainable practices. Many saw the Paris climate deal as a major change in global policy and a step in the right direction. Though nations at the highest levels might be in agreement on the next steps to take, there is still a lot to be done at the ground level. While there is plenty of discussion about how an individual can lead a more sustainable lifestyle, what doesn’t get a lot of coverage is what businesses can do to reduce their carbon footprint.

This is an unfortunate oversight because businesses have a vital role in addressing global environmental issues such as climate change, carbon emissions and water security. As it stands, buildings in the United States account for 39 percent of CO2 emissions and consume a staggering 70 percent of the electricity load. Over the next 25 years, it is projected that CO2 emissions from buildings will grow faster than in either the industry or transportation sector. Among these, commercial buildings are projected to increase their CO2 output the fastest, by 1.8 percent a year, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. Through its green guidelines and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the U.S. Green Building Council is responding to an urgent need to help businesses around the world save energy, water

Though it is a demanding set of guidelines, many companies have made it a priority to make their buildings LEED certified. One successful example is the Colgate-Palmolive Company, which currently has 11 LEED certified facilities and eight more in the works. The company has been so successful in their efforts that they were awarded the 2015 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award for exemplifying leadership in the evolution of green manufacturing. This award reflects the company’s global strategy that includes a commitment to “Reducing Our Impact on Climate and the Environment,” and “Making Every Drop of Water Count.” To do this, they have set such goals for 2020 as reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions from manufac-

With that in mind, Butler offers several ideas that may help younger investors establish a straightforward financial plan they can stick to. (c) Jolopes - Fotolia.com

The majority of Americans say retirement investing is a priority, but more than half consider Social Security a top-three source for funding retirement, and 40 percent of millennials expect Social Security (along with 401(k)s and pensions) to fund their golden years, according to Capital One Investing’s Financial Freedom Survey. “With the future of Social Security uncertain, all Americans, and millennials in particular, should be proactively plan-

ning for their financial futures,” said Yvette Butler, president of Capital One Investing, a fullservice brokerage. “There are consequences to sitting on the sidelines, most importantly a smaller nest egg in the longterm.” 93 percent of millennials say that distrust of the markets, lack of knowledge, little understanding of pricing and costs, and general complexities make them feel less confident about investing. “Now more than ever, the onus is on the individual investor to plan for a financially sta-

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ble future,” said Butler. “The industry needs to offer millennial investors educational tools and transparent products that will support them as they do so.”

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• Start early: The earlier you start planning and investing, the better. Once you have an emergency fund saved, you may want to consistently contribute to a diversified retirement account to try to maximize your long-term gains. Even small amounts invested today can add up over time. Tools like the ShareBuilder Investment Plan enable you to invest a set dollar amount and buy fractional shares of stocks, ETFs and mutual funds. • Go online: An online investing account is easy to open and doesn’t require a lot of cash to get started, and online investing and mobile apps give you increased on-the-go flexibility.

turing plants by 25 percent compared to 2002 levels, and cutting production water use by half and energy by one third. Widening its sustainability efforts beyond its plants and office buildings, Colgate has launched a “Save Water” campaign which includes a coming Super Bowl ad, a

Low-cost portfolio building tools that take into account your investment horizon and risk tolerance can also help develop a strategy that works for you. • Get educated: From stocks and bonds to mutual funds, ETFs, IRAs and 401(k)s, there are a lot of strategies and vehicles out there, and it may seem overwhelming at first. In fact, according to Capital One Investing’s survey, more than

discussion forum on social media, #EveryDropCounts, and “Save Water” messaging on product packaging. The overall aim of these efforts is to remind consumers that by simply turning off the faucet while brushing, one person can save up to 3,000 gallons of water a year.

to reduce carbon emissions encompasses daily activities, business practices and the global community. While such accomplishments don’t make headlines like the Paris climate deal did, they are a reminder that a sustainable future begins at home with people, families and with the brands they trust.

The range of these efforts

half of investors of all ages say their lack of knowledge and experience in investing hinders them from feeling confident about taking action. You may eliminate this barrier by exploring free financial resources and educational tools that can help you sort out the facts and learn about tried and true investing principles. • Ask for help: A trusted professional can offer unbiased advice, and may help you

develop an investing strategy you can follow and adjust, while instilling confidence about your future. When it comes to establishing a financial plan, stay motivated by determining clear goals, and don’t forget to pat yourself on the back as you reach various milestones. Remember, the work you do today should pay off for years to come.

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HEALTH

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month STATEPOINT

California has made big strides in reducing the number of uninsured Latino children, according to a new report.(chilombiano/morguefile)

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California leads the nation in enrolling Latino children in health insurance, thanks in large part to massive outreach efforts and to the state’s expansion of Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act. A report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, the National Council of La Raza and the California Children’s Health Coverage Coalition found that the uninsurance rate for Latino children in California went down by almost 3 percentage points from 2013 to 2014. Fatima Morale, policy and outreach associate with the children’s advocacy group Children Now, says the rate is poised to go down even more starting in May, when the Health for All Kids Act goes into effect. “Undocumented kids who are under the age of 19 and meet the requirements will now have full-scope Medi-Cal coverage, and that covers much more than restricted-scope Medi-Cal,” she explains. “It includes dental care, vision, mental health, so it really ensures that kids get all the health services that they need to thrive.” Some 170,000 undocumented children are expected to gain coverage with the new law. Sonya Schwartz, a spokeswoman for the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, says the state’s future depends on the success of its children. “Healthy children are healthy learners,” she stresses. “We have some new research available, and it shows that health coverage for children is linked to better health throughout childhood. It’s linked to school success, and it’s linked to improved financial security for their families.” But Children Now says the state still has a long way to go with almost 500,000 uninsured children, close to two-thirds of whom are Latino.

More than 12,000 women are diagnosed annually with cervical cancer and 4,000 women die each year. However, innovations in diagnostics and prevention could help reduce that number, while also giving women a better understanding of their health. • The basics: Woman 2165 years old should have a Pap smear every three years according to new health guidelines, along with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test in some cases -- not annually as most women were taught. The Pap smear detects changes in cervical cells caused by persistent HPV infections, and the HPV test improves detection. After an abnormal result, doctors may perform a colposcopy exam by applying a solution to the cervix and watching for areas that turn white (acetowhitening), which can indicate abnormal cells. Certain women may need more frequent screening or treatment to remove precancerous areas. • Computer-aided detection: Historically colposcopy has been a very subjective exam, and accurately identifying biopsy sites is a challenging task. DySIS colposcopy, a clinically-proven, FDA-cleared device, adds Dynamic Spectral Imaging to objectively quantify acetowhitening, and displays the results in a color-coded map.

“Its ability to help me to select biopsy sites has resulted in me finding an increased number of significant pathologies,” says Dr. John Patterson of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare of DySISmap. • Reduced anxiety: Receiving news from your doctor that your Pap smear result is abnormal is frightening for any woman. However, the new computer-enhanced imaging offers more clarity for both the clinician and the patient. “It was really good to be able to see the screen and feel a little more in control and understand what was happening,” says Heather Holyoak, a medical student who had three colposcopy procedures and a biopsy over the past three years. “For me, it wasn’t remotely painful or uncomfortable, and it could be something that puts your mind at ease.” • Prevention: Two FDAapproved vaccines are highly effective in preventing infections of high-risk HPV types that cause the majority of cervical cancers. The HPV vaccine is recommended to be given to preteen girls and boys at 11-12 years old before they are sexually active, but can be given up to age 26 for women and 21 for men. For more information on screening, diagnosis and prevention, visit cancer.org/ cancer/cervicalcancer and www.DySISMedical.com. Cervical cancer is completely preventable and the best prevention is being regularly tested to detect abnormalities early. With these new tools, cervical cancer can be eradicated in our lifetime.

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California encabeza la nación en asegurar a los niños y jóvenes latinos Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Un reporte reciente muestra que California esta teniendo el mayor progreso en el pais para reducir la cantidad de ninos latinos sin seguro medico. El informe viene del Centro Georgetown para los Ninos y las Familias (Georgetown Center for Children and Families), El Consejo Nacional de La Raza (National Counseil of La Raza) y la Coalicion de California para la Cobertura de Salud de los Ninos (California Children’s Health Coverage Coalition). De acuerdo al estudio, California encabeza la nacion en cuanto a incorporar a ninas y ninos latinos a los seguros de la salud, gracias en gran parte a los esfuerzos de difusion masiva y a la expansion estatal de Medi-Cal bajo la Ley de Cuidado Asequible (Affordable Care Act). El documento determino que la tasa de ninos latinos no asegurados en California bajo casi tres puntos porcentuales de 2013 a 2014. Fatima Morales, asociada de politicas y difusion en la organizacion no lucrativa Children Now, dice que la tasa esta lista para bajar aun mas a partir de mayo, cuando la ley “Salud para todos los Ninos” (Health for All Kids Act) entre en vigor. “Los jovenes indocumentados menores de 19 anos que cumplan los requisitos, ya tendran una cobertura amplia Medi-Cal, que abarca mucho mas que la cobertura MediCal restringida. Incluye atencion dental, vista, salud mental, asi que realmente garantiza que los muchachos tengan todos los servicios que necesitan para desarrollarse bien.” Se espera que 170 mil ninos y jovenes indocumentados obtengan la cobertura bajo la nueva ley. Sonya Schwartz, vocera nacional del Centro Georgetown, dice que el futuro del estado depende del exito de sus jovenes. “Los ninos indocumentados son aprendices saludables. Tenemos nuevos estudios disponibles y muestran que la cobertura medica para los ninos se relaciona con una mejor salud a lo largo de la ninez. Se relaciona con el exito escolar y con una mejor seguridad financiera para sus familias.” Pero la organizacion Children Now dice que el estado tiene aun mucho camino por delante, con casi un millon de ninos no asegurados... de los cuales casi un tercio son latinos.


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FAMILY FEATURES Es mucho más probable que los niños coman cuando ayudan a cocinar o a hornear. Entonces si busca maneras de lograr que sus hijos coman alimentos más nutritivos, es momento de llevarlos a la cocina. No será difícil con esta deliciosa receta de panecillos de calabaza y maní. La incorporación de ingredientes nutritivos como la mantequilla de maní puede tener un papel importante para mantener una alimentación saludable para toda la familia. La mantequilla de maní contiene proteínas, fibras y grasas saludables, que pueden proporcionar energía duradera. Una porción de mantequilla de maní suave ofrece una fuente natural y vegetal de ocho gramos de proteínas y más de 30 fitonutrientes y nutrientes esenciales. Desde actividades tales como medir y colocar ingredientes, hasta batir, servir y rociar, los niños de todas las edades se divertirán con estos bocadillos saludables. Panecillos de calabaza y maní Rinde: 12 panecillos 1 taza de harina multipropósito 1 taza de harina para pastelería de grano entero 1 cucharadita de salsa de pastel de calabaza 1 cucharadita de polvo para hornear 1/2 cucharadita de sal 1/2 cucharadita de canela molida 3/4 taza de azúcar morena oscura 3 cucharadas de melaza no sulfurada 3 cucharadas de aceite de canola 2 huevos grandes, separados 1 taza de calabaza en lata (sólida) 1cucharadita de extracto de vainilla 3/4 taza de suero de leche reducido en grasa 3/4 taza de maníes tostados, salados, triturados, divididos aceite en aerosol

Precaliente el horno a 400 °F. Cubra un molde para 12 panecillos con aceite en aerosol o coloque moldes de papel. En un recipiente mediano, bata los primeros seis ingredientes hasta integrar. En un recipiente grande, bata el azúcar morena, la melaza, el aceite y un huevo hasta incorporar. Agregue el otro huevo, la calabaza y la vainilla, y bata nuevamente hasta incorporar. Agregue gradualmente la mezcla de la harina para humedecer los ingredientes, alterne con el suero de leche hasta incorporar. Tenga cuidado de no batir demasiado. Agregue 1/2 taza de maníes. Coloque la preparación en el molde para panecillos y llénelos aproximadamente hasta las 3/4 partes. Rocíe la parte superior de cada panecillo con la taza restante (1/4) de maníes picados. Hornee hasta que estén esponjosos y dorados y hasta que al insertar un palillo en el centro del panecillo, salga limpio. Ello tomará aproximadamente 20 minutos. Deje enfriar los panecillos en el molde o en una rejilla de metal durante 15 a 20 minutos. Si no ha utilizado papel, deslice un cuchillo alrededor de los bordes de los panecillos para separarlos del molde. Sírvalos tibios o fríos; guárdelos en un recipiente hermético, en una bolsa plástica resellable durante 4 días, como máximo, o en el freezer durante 4 meses, como máximo. Información nutricional (por porción, 1 panecillo): 240 calorías, 9,5 g de grasa (1,5 g de grasa saturada), 36 g de carbohidratos, 3 g de fibra, 6,5 g de proteínas, 35 mg de colesterol, 265 mg de sodio.

SPM WIRE If you have been feeling down lately, you’re not alone. The mid-winter blues are a common phenomenon. When clinically diagnosed, it is formally referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The National Institutes of Health characterizes SAD as a type of depression that can leave those who suffer from it with less energy and feelings of sadness and anxiety. While light therapy, talk therapy and medications are often prescribed to those diagnosed with SAD, there are also some lifestyle measures anyone can take to beat the blues. • Exercise regularly. Exercise is not only great for your physical health, it can also be beneficial to your mood, boosting endorphins and raising self-esteem. • Make plans. When the weather outside is frightful, it may be tempting to spend every night curled up indoors. However, making a conscious effort to stay connected with friends and family can combat feelings of loneliness. • Take a vacation. Plan a vacation somewhere sunny and warm, to get a dose of summer fun during the long, cold winter.

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CA Immigrant-Rights Advocates Cheer Supreme Court Decision to Take Case Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Immigrant-rights groups in California are cheering the announcement from Tuesday that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could end the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants across the country. At issue is the legality of President Obama’s executive orders in 2014 that established Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, a program to give temporary work permits to the parents of American citizens and legal permanent residents, and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which would give those permits to people brought here as children. Gabriela Villareal, interim executive director of the California Immigrant Policy Cen-

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ter, is cautiously optimistic. “We’re glad the Supreme Court has taken this case,” she said, “and hope the nation’s court will affirm what we know from our legal experts, that the president was within his constitutional powers to create these deportation relief programs.” Texas, joined by 26 other states, has argued in the suit that the president overstepped his authority with the executive orders. An estimated 1.5 million Californians and their families stand to benefit if DACA and DAPA are allowed to take effect. Villarreal said she remains angry and frustrated, however, that the White House has not let up on immigration raids that tear families apart. “His administration announced the escalation of identifying families who have been fleeing violence in Central America,” she said.

California immigrant-rights advocates are optimistic now that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a major immigration case in April. (kconnors/ morguefile)

The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in April and issue a ruling in June. Details of the case are online at ca5.uscourts. gov.

Orchard Park dedicated on Wednesday San Jose CALIFORNIA The City of San José, in conjunction with The New Home Company, held a dedication ceremony for Orchard Park on Wednesday on the new park site, located on the southwest corner of Oakland Road and Pear Orchard Drive in San José. Councilmember Raul Peralez (District 3) along with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services dedicated the neighborhood park, that’s also a segment of the Coyote Creek Trail. The new park came about through the Parkland Dedication Obligation under the City’s Parkland Dedication Ordinance (San José Municipal Code 19.38.) The New Home Company (TNHC), the developer of the adjacent housing project, is satisfying this obligation by dedicating approximately one acre of land for the new park, conveying a trail easement adjacent to the park along Coyote Creek, and constructing improvements at Orchard Park and along a segment of the Coyote Creek Trail. The developer also volunteered to maintain the park improvements for a 10-year

period at a savings of $50,000 per year to the City’s General Fund. TNHC’s park development team included Environmental Foresight, Inc. as the design consultant and Environmental Landscape Solutions as the construction contractor. As part of the park project, TNHC constructed one segment of the Coyote Creek Trail. When fully completed, the trail will connect the San Francisco Bay to Anderson Reservoir near Morgan Hill. The entire Coyote Cree Trail is a joint project with the County of Santa Clara Department of Parks and Recreation. Through this public-private partnership, new housing projects can provide additional recreational amenities for residents. Authorized under a state law known as the Quimby Act, the City of San José is able to expand its recreational opportunities for all to enjoy. Orchard Park brings the total number of city neighborhood and community parks to 189. The City also manages nine regional parks from Alum Rock to Edenvale Garden Park, plus San José Family Camp near Yosemite National Park. These great park facilities and off-street trails help connect residents to the great outdoors.


County of Santa Clara Releases “Economic Contribution of Agriculture” Study Santa Clara County CALIFORNIA

A new policy brief suggests changes that could help low-income families establish savings funds. (Cohdra/morguefile)

Government Can Do More to Encourage Families To Save Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO, Calif. Families that are struggling to save money for emergencies, for college and for retirement, could benefit from a few small changes in government programs according to a new policy brief released this week. The brief, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is called “Investing in Tomorrow: Helping Families Build Savings and Assets.” Beadsie Woo, senior associate with the Casey Foundation, says the federal government should create a universal savings account when each child is born, and seed it with a small amount of money to get families started saving. “There are commonsense federal policies that can create more opportunities for families to save,” says Woo. “And those change the life course for their children. Children whose families can save will do better in school and have stronger outcomes through access to opportunities.”

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According to the Public Policy Institute of California, more than 40 percent of families in the Golden State live in or near poverty and compared to whites, Latinos are twice as likely to be poor, while African Americans have about one and a half times the poverty rate of whites. The policy brief says the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program cuts people off if they have too much in savings. The asset limit in California is $2,250. But Woo says the federal government should set a minimum limit of $12,125 which equals three month’s wages for a low-income family of four so they can develop a cushion. “We see that those families are more self-sufficient because they have their own savings to draw on. Over time, the number of people enrolled in benefits decline,” says Woo. The policy brief also recommends the government do a much better job of promoting entry-level retirement accounts called MyRAs and should help more eligible families become homeowners through the federal Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

Local agricultural industries produce a total of $1.6 billion in output value and contribute $830 million to Santa Clara County’s economy each year. The “Economic Contribution of Agriculture” study recently released by the County of Santa Clara evaluates the additional economic activity beyond the value of crop production created by key agricultural industries in the county, and traces that value from the field to final processing and consumption. The study will be presented to the Board of Supervisors’ Housing, Land Use, Environment and Transportation Committee at its 10 am meeting (agenda item 12) on Jan. 21 at the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers. “While the footprint of agricultural land has become smaller, decreasing from 40,000 acres in the 1980s to 20,000 acres today, the continued growth in land and labor productivity has resulted in an increase in production value in the agriculture sector,” said Joseph Deviney, Santa Clara County Agricultural Commissioner. “Santa Clara County agriculture production ranks sixth in the state for land productivity per acre.”   Initiated by the County’s Agricultural Commissioner, the study outlines the eight sectors of local agricultural industries including crop production, mushroom farms, nurseries, livestock, wine and agritourism, sup-

port industries, primary processing, and food manufacturing. These industries provide diverse and stable employment opportunities with 8,100 jobs created annually.   Similar to other industries in Santa Clara County, agriculture has been subject to constant change and development. Although urban development has reduced the local agricultural resource base, there has been substantial growth in the value of agriculture per acre and per worker because of shifts in crop mix toward highervalue commodities and increases in productivity.   “The Economic Contribution of Agriculture Study

provides an analysis of the direct, indirect, and induced costs that make up the total $1.6 billion total output value for the industry,” Deviney said. Key points highlighted in the report include: • The resource base of agricultural land declined significantly in the 1980s and 1990s, but has recently stabilized. The value per acre, currently $11,000, and the value per worker created by Santa Clara County agriculture has continued to increase and has never been higher. • Like the other high-tech industries in Santa Clara County, agriculture is growing in productivity per unit

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worker and per unit land. •The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority estimated that the total value of Santa Clara County natural capital exceeds $45 billion. Agriculture preserves some of these vital natural processes and enhances the character of the county. •Agriculture can be viewed as self-financing open space, providing important ecosystem value to county residents. To view the report, or learn more about Santa Clara County agriculture, visit the Santa Clara County Department of Agriculture website at: www.sccgov.org/sites/ag/ news/Pages/reports.aspx.


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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Eddie Garcia named Interim Chief upon retirement of Larry Esquivel San Jose CALIFORNIA With the retirement of San José Police Chief Larry Esquivel on January 16, Assistant Chief Eddie Garcia has been appointed as interim chief by City Manager Norberto Dueñas.

Assistant Chief Eddie Garcia

Retiring Chief Esquivel

“The past several years have been among the most challenging in the department’s history, and Chief Esquivel has provided strong and collaborative leadership to achieve greater stability for the department in the face of daunting difficulties,” said Dueñas. “Larry has encouraged new ideas, inspired top performance, and served as an excellent role model during his 30 years of dedicated service to the San José Police Depart-

ment and to the people of our community.” “I’m confident that as Interim Chief, Eddie Garcia will guide the department with a steady hand during this transition,” continued the city manager. “I look forward to working with Eddie and his team as we continue to restore the department’s strength and maintain its good working relationships with our community.”

JANUARY 22-28, 2016 with and learned from over my many years in San José,” said Esquivel. “I also thank the many mentors I have had in the department who have helped me grow professionally, and I am grateful to the city managers who entrusted me with the opportunity and responsibility to lead one of the best departments in the nation.”

San Jose Police Chief Retires, 2-2-2 Interim Police Chief Named

Esquivel announced his retirement from San José last July, and in November he said that he will start a new job as Chief of Police for the City of Tracy next month.

Esquivel has served as chief since January 2013 after serving in almost every function of law enforcement while being promoted through the ranks since he was first hired as a police reserve officer in 1984. Over his career he has worked in patrol, narcotics enforcement, Special Operations/ MERGE, investigations, field training, internal affairs, and administration.

“Chief Esquivel’s outstanding service, integrity, and leadership over his long career in our city has been a key factor in the ability of the San José Police Department to serve and protect our residents,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo. “Although we will miss him, I am pleased that we have a dedicated and dynamic leader like Chief Garcia to step in to lead our department.”

“What I will miss most is the great people I have served

Garcia has served with the San José Police Department

since 1992, and became Assistant Chief in January 2013. He became Deputy Chief in 2011 and led both the Bureau of Investigations and Bureau of Administration. During his career, Garcia has worked in the Patrol Division, Narcotics Enforcement, and Special Operations/MERGE. As sergeant he worked as a night detective and homicide investigator; as lieutenant he commanded the Community Services Division and the Vice and Criminal Intelligence Units in Special Investigations; and as captain he served as commander of the Bureau of Field Operations/ Central Division and Bureau of Investigations. Garcia was born in Puerto Rico and at a young age moved with his family to San José. He has a bachelor’s degree from Union Institute and University. Dueñas has not yet announced his schedule for selecting a permanent successor for police chief.

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Cpt. Anthony Mata. Photo Courtesy: NBC

San Jose Police Department will be field testing BodyWorn Cameras Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR On Thursday noon, 01.14.16, the featured speaker of the Rotary Club, San Jose, East/Evergreen chapter was Captain Anthony Mata, who heads the Foothill Division, which extends from the Berryessa community along the foothills all the way to the Evergreen Community. Charlie Wasser introduced Captain Mata who began by first informing his audience that the SJPD has extended the effectiveness of its sworn police staff through the employment of “Community Service Officers” (CSO’s) who are assigned to perform administrative tasks, and other work which do not require a

‘sworn police officer’. SJPD Chief Larry Esquivel was able to continue to effectively provide public safety and security services to the City of San Jose despite a staff reduction of ‘sworn officer staff’ from a prior 1500 down to a present 750 sworn police officers. This police force reduction was due to tax revenue shortfalls due to an underperforming economy; issue with police retirement & health care insurance plan matters which are being resolved through negotiation. SJPD Chief Larry Esquivel has retired on January 17, 2016. His successor, Deputy Police Chief Eddie Garcia, has been appointed interim police chief while a nationwide search for the next appointed SJPD Chief is conducted. Captain Mata informed all present that the SJPD has been preparing policies and procedures for the adaption and field use of BWC

(body-worn cameras). Two models are being evaluated in the field at present. First, the concept of using BWC’s was discussed beginning some three years ago; then procedures and policies were developed. Of interest to San Jose’s residents would be the need to acquire and properly set up a digital data base having sufficient storage capacity . Retention issues required an assessment of privacy issues, rules of law & evidence matters; information security issues; and retention of the videos while maintaining their usefulness and determination of what was actually an essential video-record. Of interest is the policy and procedure which stipulates that the Officer write his report without referral to the information recorded by his BWC equipment. Another issue is the need to have a policy & procedure to authorize discarding the BWC record when it is not useful nor pertinent to any law enforce-

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ment matter. A few BWC videos become classic training materials. There were other issues to assess. These included obtaining the input of those who would use the BWC recording as evidence. The District Attorney, Public Defender, Independent Policy Auditor, and Superior Court all were included in a review and comment process. The policy and procedure included the rules for discarding BWC records

in accordance with current ‘record keeping standards’. BWC records are projected to reduce certain police complaints of the ‘he-said;shesaid’ type. These devices will also permit assessment of three questions which come up in any incident involving ‘police use of force’: Was the use of police force lawful? Reasonable? In accord with approved SJPD police P&P manual? (Which is posted in its entirety online).

Captain Mata revealed, during the Q&A period, that the total weight of law enforcement equipment amounted to about 30 lbs. He added that SJPD will be hiring and training (SJPD Academy) because of the improvement in the local Silicon Valley economy; SJ City Council has allocated required funds. Persons of Color and women are encouraged to consider a career in police work-law enforcement.


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Public Meeting about SoCal Methane Leaks Surprising Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE Conservation groups say the massive ongoing methane leak in southern California is a problem that could easily repeat itself at any of the 413 aging natural-gas storage reservoirs around the country. Methane gas has been leaking since October from a 62-year-old well that failed at the Aliso Canyon facility, forcing residents and even

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an elementary school to relocate while repairs are made over the next two months. Mark Brownstein, vice president of the Environmental Defense Fund, said it’s a dramatic example of everyday problems seen in the oil and gas industry from leaks and equipment failures. “It adds up to about 7 million tons of methane being lost every year,” he said. “and to put that in context, that has the same impact on global warming over 20 years as 160 coal-fired power plants.” Hundreds of people are expected to pack a hearing of the Southern California Air Quality Management District on Saturday in Granada Hills, where the board will vote on an agreement

with So Cal Gas to partially shut down the gas field. State legislators have proposed several bills to require safety valves and additional inspections to help prevent leaks and other safety issues. Brownstein said the federal government has a role to play as well.

So Cal Gas has said the well in question did not have a safety valve because the law did not require it.

A disturbing new wave of illegal elephant poaching has been underway in Africa in recent years due to rising demand for ivory goods by China’s budding middle class. Credit: Philip Milne, FlickrCC.

What is being done to save elephants around the world? I understand that these magnificent creatures are teetering on the brink of extinction. – Millie Vicente, San Jose, CA In just one decade between 1979 and 1989, half of all Africa’s elephants were lost to the ivory trade. Public outrage over the loss led to

a ban on all international trade in elephant tusks by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)—an international agreement regulating trade in wild animals and plants— and African elephant populations were able to bounce back. However, a disturbing new wave of illegal elephant poaching has been underway in Africa in recent years, due to rising demand for ivory goods by China’s bud-

The United States has 413 aging underground natural gas storage facilities similar to the one in California where a failed well has been spewing methane since October. (Energy Information Administration)

“The federal Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of proposing methane emission standards for new oil and gas facilities,” he said, “and what we need them to do is extend those requirements to existing facilities.”

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ding middle class. As much as 70 percent of illegal ivory goes to China. In Beijing, one pound of ivory can bring in $1,000. From 2010 to 2012 alone, 100,000 elephants were killed for ivory tusks. Last year, approximately 30,000 elephants were illegally poached—this equates to one elephant being killed every 15 minutes. Massacres that leave behind graveyards of nearly 100 elephant remains have become prevalent across Africa. In

2013, poachers on horseback in southwest Chad shot and cut the tusks off of at least 86 elephants, including 33 pregnant females, in less than a week. American missionary Gary Roberts tried to rescue a surviving baby he found tied to a tree, but despite his best efforts the elephant died. “The poachers killed pregnant females and all the calves,” said Celine Sissler-Bienvenu from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). “Even if the conditions were right, which they are not, it would take more than 20 years for this population to recover.” In Zimbabwe, poachers are using cyanide to kill entire herds at a time. In October 2015, rangers in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park found 78 elephants killed by the poison. “We’re now trying to check how many elephants had fully developed tusks, because babies are among those killed,” said Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management spokeswoman Caroline Washaya-Moyo. “The rate at which we are losing animals to cyanide is alarm-

ing,” she added. Some 300 elephants fell victim to the same fate in the park a year before. Many non-target species are also dying from the cyanide intended for elephants. The park agency was hoping drones and trained dogs would intensify poacher monitoring. According to a June 2014 CITES report, 20 percent of Africa’s elephants may be killed in the next 10 years if poaching continues at current levels. Meanwhile, many worry that extinction isn’t far off. “This species could be extinct in our lifetime, within one or two decades, if the current trend continues,” said Dune Ives, senior researcher at Vulcan Inc., which is working with the non-profit Elephants Without Borders on the Great Elephant Census to document elephant population numbers around the world. “In five years, we may have lost the opportunity to save this magnificent and iconic animal.” Meanwhile, other groups are working diligently to

spread awareness about the ongoing crisis. In summer 2015, Save the Elephants staged public demonstrations in Beijing and New York City where they destroyed nearly two tons of ivory. “If we want our grandchildren to grow up in a world where they see elephants in the wild,” U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told the crowd amassed at the New York event in Times Square, “we owe it to them to shut down the market that fuels poachers.” CONTACTS: CITES, www. cites.org; IFAW, www.ifaw. org; Great Elephant Census, www.greatelephantcensus.com; Elephants Without Borders, www. elephantswithoutborders. org; Save the Elephants, savetheelephants.org. EarthTalk® is produced by Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer and is a registered trademark of Earth Action Network Inc. View past columns at: www.earthtalk. org. Or e-mail us your question: earthtalk@emagazine. com.


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5 Things You Should Know About this Tech Enabled Doll Shelly Palmer Hello Barbie! is an IoT-enabled (Internet of Things) Barbie Doll with blonde hair, blue eyes and a built-in surveillance system. She’s not the first of her kind (and she won’t be the last), but here’s what you should know about bringing it, or any connected device, into your home. Everything that connects to the public Internet is vulnerable. Encryption does not solve the problem. While it is true that you need about 6.4 billion years to crack a 2048bit PGP encrypted file, I can probably socially engineer you out of your encryption key by attaching a little piece of malware to an email that offers you two discounted Super Bowl tickets and a deal on a hotel. In practice, no one, not even the very best whitehat hackers, can predict how clever or innovative blackhat hackers will become, or what kind of unexpected new hacks will evolve. Interestingly, there are two immutable facts of digital life: (1) Everything that can be connected will be connected. (2) Everything that can be hacked will be hacked. This is where Hello Barbie! gets in trouble. But it shouldn’t. Hello Barbie! is not a Barbie Doll; it’s a connected device. Here’s what you need to know:

home WiFi network (or the public one you’re using to connect the doll)? If you don’t know the answer, Hello Barbie! is not your problem. Your computers, game consoles, the thermostat on your wall or your connected doorbell poses a greater danger to your cyber-safety.

2 – She’s Not “Always On” Contrary to sensationalist reports, Hello Barbie! cannot listen to you unless you press the “talk” button. Then, and only then, your voice is recorded, encrypted and transmitted via the public Internet to a remote server (the “cloud”) where the audio file of your voice is stored. The file is stored, and anonymized versions are shared with third-party vendors because the machine-learning tools that Mattel and ToyTalk, Inc. are using “learn” from each interaction with real people. The machine-learning algorithms must be “trained” in order to improve. I wrote an article that may help you better understand this process entitled “Can Machines Really Learn?”

3 – Barbie Really Can’t Talk; She Responds After your voice file is received by ToyTalk, Inc.’s servers, it is analyzed (as quickly as possible) by a natural language processing (NLP) algorithm that attempts to understand what you have said. Then, the algorithm makes its best guess at the most appropriate response from a relatively small list (about 8,000 possible responses – get the full list here), and when you release the button, Hello Barbie! will “talk” to you by playing back the pre-recorded response the algorithm has chosen. You can think of Hello Barbie! as a crippled Siri, OK Google, Cortana or Alexa with very strict response guidelines.

1 – Barbie Is Not Smart, but She Is Connected In order to have a conversation with you, Hello Barbie! has to connect to ToyTalk, Inc.’s servers. This requires, in most cases, a WiFi connec tion and access to the public Internet. How secure is this

connection? A better question is, how

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ton and the talk button for three seconds until the doll’s necklace flashes white. Then, you launch the Hello Barbie! companion app and enter your network credentials. Like your smartphone, Hello Barbie! can store (remember) WiFi networks it has successfully connected to in the past and automatically connect to them. This is a very convenient feature. For the uninitiated, even this simple connection process is painful. Importantly, Hello Barbie! cannot be used by anyone (owner or hacker) when it is not connected.

5 – She’s a Great Target for Hackers Maybe. Here’s what a hacker would need to do. First, infiltrate the WiFi network where the Hello Barbie! is being used. Then, figure out a way to store malware in the device. Some good ideas for doing harm include defeating the talk button and getting control of the transducer. This way a hacker could listen to every conversation. Alternatively, a hacker could just copy the audio files from each interaction, or worse, a hacker could use counterfeit servers to replace ToyTalk, Inc.’s servers and trick the user into interacting with the hacker. But here’s the important thing: if a hacker wanted to do harm to someone using digital tools, there are much, much easier ways. Hacking Hello Barbie! is not the path of least resistance, and the value (since no financial or account information is stored in the device) is minimal. You could argue that recording a child’s conversation with an imaginary friend (albeit an anthropomorphized one) might yield incriminating or useful information about things going on in the household, or something even more nefarious. But it’s 50 times easier to activate the microphone and webcam on an average WiFi-connected laptop (without the user’s knowledge) than it would be to hack this doll. And the results of a dropcam or webcam hack would yield much more usable data.

The Bottom Line Hello Barbie! is no more dangerous than any smart device you bring into your home. That said, manufacturers need to heed this tale. Mattel has taken some serious flak over its perceived (and in some cases real) lack of security protocols. While any motivated hacker could (and would) have a field day with Hello Barbie!, most motivated hackers can have a field day with a connected toaster oven. That’s what hackers do. My best advice is to use Hello Barbie! as directed AND do what parents have been doing from the beginning of time: watch your kids. Would you allow your 14-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old boy to be alone in her room with with the door closed? Then why would you let any child be connected to the public Internet without adult supervision? Remember, Hello Barbie! is not a Barbie Doll; it’s a connected device. Treat it like one, and everything else will take care of itself.


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LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 116CV290137 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jess E Martinez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Jess E Martinez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.Jesus Eduvin Martinez AKA Jesus C Matinez to Jess Edwin Martinez. 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 03/08/2016 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. January 14, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2016

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 116CV290164 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Wing Sze Vincy Chow and Sze Ming Ng. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Wing Sze Vincy Chow and Sze Ming Ng have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Wing Sze Vincy Chow to Vincy Wingsze Chow b. Sze Ming Ng to Sam Szeming NG. 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 03/08/2016 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. January 15, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2016

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 116CV290285 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Cheryl Anna Berkman. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Cheryl Anna Berkman has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cheryl Anna Berkman to Cheryl Ann Sampino. 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 03/08/2016 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. January 20, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 116CV290256 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shu Zhu. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Shu Zhu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Shu Zhu to Lynn Love. 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 03/08/2016 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

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 613077 The following person(s) is (are) doing business In & Out Taxes 383 Grand Park Cir. San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara Co. Elizabeth Trigos-Salinas and Francisco Salinas 383 Grand Park Cir. San Jose, CA 95136 . This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have 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.) Elizabeth Trigos-Salinas January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/19/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612950 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Carnitas El Rincon #4 3141 Alum rock Ave San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Carnitas El Rincon Inc 84 Keyes St San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/13/2016 “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.) Rafael Guerrero Secretary January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612951 The following person(s) is (are) doing business AAA Home Appliance

Repair 395 N. Rd Street Unit 1 Campbell CA 95008, Santa Clara Co. R O AAA Home Appliance repair Inc 395 N. 3rd St Unit 1 Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/13/2016 “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.) Rabeen Ordshahey President January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612951 The following person(s) is (are) doing business AAA Home Appliance Repair 395 N. Rd Street Unit 1 Campbell CA 95008, Santa Clara Co. R O AAA Home Appliance repair Inc 395 N. 3rd St Unit 1 Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/13/2016 “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.) Rabeen Ordshahey President January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612946 The following person(s) is (are) doing business BLVD Coffee Almaden 6055 Meridian Ave Ste 20 San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara Co. Blvd Coffee Inc 15525 Los Gatos Blvd Ste C San Jose, CA 95032. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/13/2016 “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.) Humbero Olvera President January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612947 The following person(s) is (are) doing business BLVD Coffee Los Gatos 15525 Los Gatos Blvd Ste C San Jose, CA 95032, Santa Clara Co. Blvd Coffee Inc 15525 Los Gatos Blvd Ste C San Jose, CA 95032. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/13/2016 “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.) Humbero Olvera President January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612797 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Edwards Gardening Services 1485 Mt. Shasta Dr. San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Eduardo Martinez Lopez 1485 Mt. Shasta Dr. San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/05/2015 “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.) Eduardo Martinez Lopez January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612878 The following person(s)

JANUARY 22-28, 2016 is (are) doing business Herreras House Cleaning Services 999 Belhurst Ave San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Karla A. Herrera 999 Belhurst Ave San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/11/2016 “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.) Karla A. Herrera January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/11/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612094 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Borrow Smart 776 Palo Alto Ave #8 Mt. View Ca 94041, Santa Clara Co. Sergio M. Perez 776 Palo Alto Ave #8 Mt. View Ca 94041. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has 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.) Sergio M. Perez January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 116CV289810 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mi Ja Park. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner: Mi Ja Park has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mi Ja Park to Esther Kim. 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 03/01/2016 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. January 7, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 116CV289806 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jon L Monroe & Hee Y Monroe. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners: Jon L Monroe & Hee Y Monroe have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Braden Alan Monroe to Braden Lee Monroe. 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 03/01/2016 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. January 7, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 Amended ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV205452 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ezequiel Gonzalez Orozco and Juanita Berenice Moreno Palacios. TO ALL


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INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners: Ezequiel Gonzalez Orozco and Juanita Berenice Moreno Palacios have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Erick Gonzalez to Dominick Ezequiel Gonzalez. 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 03/01/2016 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. January 8, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV289239 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marica Ana Lozada. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner: Marica Ana Lozada has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Marica Ana Lozada to Marica Ana Martinez. 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 02/19/2016 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 18, 2015

Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287634 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Luis Ramos Pablo and Sandra Cecilia Perez Rodriguez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners: Luis Ramos Pablo and Sandra Cecilia Perez Rodriguez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hannah MarJosie Perez to Hannah MarJosie Ramos Perez. 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 03/01/2016 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. January 12, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 116CV290013 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Steven Pico and Stephanie Stark. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners: Steven Pico and Stephanie Stark have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Steven Pico to Steven PicoStark b. Stephanie Stark to Stephanie PicoStark. 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 03/01/2016 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. January 12, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV289684 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gurdarshan Singh Sandhu. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner: Gurdarshan Singh Sandhu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gurdarshan Singh Sandhu to Darshan Singh. 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 02/23/2016 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. January 4, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612027 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Chavez Transport 3169 Knights Bridge Rd San Jose, CA 95132, Santa Clara Co. Carlos Chavez 3169 Knights Bridge Rd San Jose, CA

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95132. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/13/2015 “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.) Carlos Chavez January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612441 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Haro’s Janitorial Service 9359 Monterey Rd. #110 Gilroy CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. Veronica Haro 9359 Monterey Rd. #110 Gilroy CA 95020. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/29/2015 “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.) Veronica Haro January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/29/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612639 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Compac Courier Service LLC 5505 Lean Ave San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara Co. Courier Services LLC 5505 Lean Ave San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/02/2015 “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 A. Arujo Manager January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/29/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612361 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Very Berry Acai 1935 Poco Way #4 San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Karen Ortiz 1935 Poco Way #4 San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an idividual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/01/2015 “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.) Karen Ortiz January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/23/2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115cv289694 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bich Thi Ngoc Nguyen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Bich Thi Ngoc Nguyen, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Bich Thi Ngoc Nguyen to Loan Ngoc Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/23/2016 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. January 4, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115cv289584 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marissa Tayag. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Marissa Tayag, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aubrey Jae Medenilla to Aubrey Jae Tayag. 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 02/16/2016 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 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115cv288877 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gregory Trae Banks Flores III. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Gregory Trae Banks Flores III, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gregory Trae Banks Flores III to Gregory Allen Corbo. 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 02/9/2016 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

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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 10, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115cv289601 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yen-Van Thi Le and Liem Quoc Nguyen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Yen-Van Thi Le and Liem Quoc Nguyen, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Parker James Nguyen to Parker Le Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/16/2016 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 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115cv289682 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jenny Lee Weatherred-Magpantay. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jenny Lee WeatherredMagpantay, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a de-

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cree changing names as follows: a. Jenny Lee Weatherred-Magpantay aka Jenny Lee Weatherred to Jenny Lee Magpantay. 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 02/23/2016 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 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115cv287352 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rosa Baltazar TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Rosa Baltazar, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Anthony Javier Aguirre to Anthony Javier Herrera. 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 02/16/2016 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 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016


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Veladora de Elegguá Se ofrenda como tributo al espíritu que abre todos los caminos, para atraer oportunidades, para todo lo que ha de iniciarse, para contar con buena fortuna en todo tipo de proyectos, para la buena suerte en general. Para tener éxito en la profesión y el trabajo. Para tener suerte con el dinero.

Veladora de San Alejo Se utiliza para alejar todo lo malo que nos aceche, enemistades, envidias, personas tóxicas, ataques psíquicos y espirituales. Para acabar con adicciones, problemas de drogas y problemas del juego y la bebida. Se cree que ayuda a vencer la adicción a las bebidas alcohólicas.

Veladora de San Antonio Principalmente utilizada para pedir favores relacionados al amor, para encontrar pareja, para el matrimonio, para que encuentre el amor de su vida, para reponerse de una pena de amor, para tener amigos verdaderos, para encontrar el alma gemela, para encontrar objetos perdidos.

Veladora de Santa Dympna Muy efectiva para pedir por situaciones referentes a la ansiedad, la depresión, problemas emocionales, insomnio, estrés y todo tipo de trastornos mentales y emocionales. Para sobreponerse de una crisis nerviosa, para encontrar alivio espiritual. Para tener paz interior.

Veladora de San Expedito

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Veladora del Justo Juez

Se usa para contar con buena suerte en casos de corte y todo tipo de casos judiciales, para que una persona tenga una sentencia favorable, para pedir por las personas que se encuentran enfrentando problemas legales y casos de cárcel. Para acelerar trámites.

Veladora de San Martín Caballero

Se ofrenda para pedir favores relacionados al trabajo, para tener buena suerte en los negocios, para incrementar el número de clientes de un negocio, para tener buena suerte con las finanzas. Para aumentar el patrimonio, para que el dinero nunca falte.

Veladora de San Miguel Arcángel

Comúnmente utilizada para pedir protección, para librarse de enemigos, hechizos y brujería. Para gozar de buena salud espiritual, para tener sueños placenteros, para protegerse de malos espíritus. Para evitar pesadillas y problemas con la ley.

Veladora de Obatalá

Es ofrendada generalmente para pedir favores en caso de enfermedades y padecimientos, para mantener un buen estado de salud, para lograr un balance adecuado entre mente, cuerpo y espíritu. Para tomar decisiones sabias, tener inteligencia, madurez y sentido común.

Veladora de Oshún

La veladora de Oshún es ampliamente recomendada para la felicidad y fidelidad en el amor, para reconciliarse con el ser amado y para que el ser amado regrese si se ha marchado. Para la atracción y magnetismo, para mejorar la apariencia física.

Veladora de Santo Toribio Romo

Se ofrenda esta veladora para pedir por un milagro urgente, para solucionar problemas económicos, también se recomienda para tener suerte con los juegos de azar, lotería y para ganar en los casinos. Se le conoce como el 911 celestial, pues concede milagros rápidamente.

Muy recomendada es esta veladora para todos aquellos casos donde existan problemas de tipo migratorio, para salir avante en una cita o entrevista con migración, para resolver y agilizar trámites migratorios, para obtener la residencia y ciudadanía en otro país.

Veladora de San Judas Tadeo

Veladora de siete potencias

Se recomienda esta veladora para pedir por situaciones complicadas o casos difíciles de resolver, para ganar una contienda, para aclarar y dar fin a situaciones inconclusas, para tener paz y serenidad en momentos apremiantes. Para vencer todo tipo de obstáculos.

Normalmente se recomienda para contar con todos los socorros y auspicios del cielo, para que exista paz, prosperidad y bienestar en el seno familiar, para pedir por familiares que viven en otra ciudad o país. Para tener buena suerte en nuevos empleos u ocupaciones, para tener sueños proféticos.


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Q&A With O’Shea Jackson Jr., who plays his own father in the biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR When I first start my conversation with legendary rapper Ice Cube’s eldest son, O’Shea Jackson Jr, he tells me, “hope you are enjoying the DVD release as much as I am. I’ve seen this movie over 15 times.” But before I can begin asking about the reason why I’m interviewing the 24 year old musician, and now actor, on his feature film he adds, “I’m just waiting for basketball to come on. I got fantasy sports so that gets out of hand”, with a laugh, but assuring me he’s a Lakers fan. Below you’ll find the interaction which touches on the NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (SOC) and how it came to be, and what it means to Jackson Jr. It’s been a great ride, can you tell me about how you feel regarding the reaction from friends, family to SOC? The “Straight Outta Compton” ride has been bigger

than I thought it was going to be. You can only hope that people appreciate your movie but this has been above and beyond what any of us had imagined. And it’s all because of the hard work that went into this. The rest of the guys on the film knew how important this film was to me because of the connection through my family and I’m so thankful for Jason, Corey and Aldis (the 3 other leads in the film), it’s been a dream come true.

I lost 15 pounds in like 24 days. Everything you had to go through for your family, it pushed me to the limit and it built a confidence in me that I needed for a role like this.

It took you around 2 years to get this role, (as your dad, Ice Cube), can you tell me about that process?

Well he (Ice Cube) had always kept me informed about his past, he wouldn’t want any of us to find out anything about him that he didn’t tell us. You know, that’s worse. He’s always been very open, he’s my father, if he can’t be real with me, who can? But something that I learned from the movie that I didn’t know was that he displayed that same type of ‘thing’ that makes him my dad. At a teenage age, 16/17, he had displayed integrity and real courage and I don’t know people my age, 24/25 that do that yet. For a 16/17 year old to write “Fuck the Police”, that just lets you into the mind of O’Shea Jackson and shows the visionary my old man really is. At that age it’s just unreal.

Well he’s the one that wanted me to get it! I had always envisioned myself being on the other side of the camera, I went to USC for screenwriting, I always thought I was going to be a writer. But this was the perfect opportunity and we knew he couldn’t risk looking any other way but what the family knows. It’s just something that, as a son, you should drool over that opportunity, you get to immortalize your father. And so it was something that my entire family got behind me on. Two years of being stressed out, two years of going to every call back, flying to New York to be with an acting coach. It was a real grind, I’ve never had to sacrifice as much as I did for SOC.

Since this is dealing a lot with you and your family’s past, how much of the content and story was common knowledge within your life growing up? Was there anything surprising that you found out about your father, or NWA itself?

From its initial beginnings, what was the goal with this film? For you especially it

had the potential to be very personal. Because what it became was this really kinetic biopic that covers a lot. In the beginning something that Gary (F. Gary Gray, Director) said was that we were ‘making history about guys who made history.’ I think when current events started to reflect what we were filming everyday that’s when it took on a different animal. We started to [say], ‘this move is not about music anymore.’ It became a movie for the people to let them know that those in the mainstream see you. So we made something for them, something to give hope within the hopeless. To show people that have a different way of looking at things and to hopefully promote change the way that Straight Outta Compton the album did, to its core. We wanted to relate to the album as much as we can, and to be able to give it that same journey as the album. And NWA was an all-star group and hopefully years from now you’ll look at the cast of SOC and say wow they had an allstar group of actors. What was your history and connection with F. Gary Gray? Your father worked with him from the 90’s on so how was it working with someone that actually lived within the same sphere as

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NWA in their prime? I know Gary. ‘Friday’ (Ice Cube’s breakout comedy film in which he was writer and producer) was ‘95? So you know I’m 4 years old [at the time] but I’ve always seen Gary around. We definitely had our bonding times on set and it’s just really poetic. In a way it’s very cinematic to look at how my father gave him his first movie with ‘Friday’, and for him to direct me in my first movie. For us to take back the ‘bye Felicia’ line and to have so many little things in there it’s really poetic. You’re a rapper as well, (as OhMyGoodness), how much did that help and did you have to go back and study up on your father’s techniques, word flow etc.? The rapping aspect was when I was in my heaven. ‘You guys want me to rap my dad’s songs?’ For sure, I’ve been doing that for years you know, that was when I was really in my element. My father had been taking me on tour since I was 18, like performing on stage with him. That gave him the confidence that I could take on the role. He saw my energy on stage himself. From there, those scenes are when I’m in my element and the guys know that. They let me ‘quarterback’ a lot of those performance scenes. They know that this is what I do. When you see me get-

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ting down, that’s when I’m free. Being on stage, the evil smile, that’s when I’m really in it. Those are the scenes I’m most proud of, that and the office scene. What are your plans after this ride with SOC is over? Music, film, or both? Or other? When you have talent in anything, you just need to have time to sharpen it up. There’s no reason why I shouldn’t be able to screenwrite and act. My older brother produces so he and I are going to team up to make a producing team. That way, I can make the music behind the lyrics and they won’t be able to typecast me because of some song I made. You’ve gotta look at different angles to everything that you’re interested in. So you know I’m prepared to take over the world. And finally, the most important question. What’s your favorite NWA song? “Gangsta, Gangsta”. When I first went into a NWA record, “Gangsta, Gangsta” was the first song where I was like ‘okay, this bump.’ That was the one that really grabbed me. The energy from the song is rockin’. “Straight Outta Compton” is available now on Blu Ray, DVD and digital formats.


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Warriors OAKLAND The Warriors closed out their road trip on a winning note, earning a 125-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. Ste-

phen Curry led Golden State with 25 points and 11 assists to go along with seven rebounds. Klay Thompson notched 20 points and five boards, while Harrison Barnes added 19 points. Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa all scored in double-

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digits off the bench. With the victory, the Warriors improve to 39-4 on the season. Golden State couldn’t buy a basket at the start of the game, but once their shots started falling, Chicago’s fate was sealed. The Warriors missed their first five shots of the game, four of which were three-point attempts, while Derrick Rose staked the Bulls to an early 4-0 lead. Harrison Barnes’ jumper broke the seal, after which the Dubs made four of their next six shots to take their first lead of the game, up 11-10 with 7:19 remaining in the first quarter. Jimmy Butler’s jumpshot 80 seconds later would tie the game at 14, but that’s as close as Chicago would get for the rest of the night. The Warriors would outscore the Bulls 20-4 through the remainder of the first frame to take a 34-18 lead into the second quarter. Things could have been even worse for Chicago if not for Rose, who made five of his first six shot attempts of the game prior to being subbed out before the Warriors’ run. Rose would carry his hot shooting into the second quarter, converting three of his next four shots to pull Chicago within 43-26 with 8:46 remaining in the half. The Bulls would score seven-straight points in a span of 57 seconds to cut the deficit to 47-35 with 6:25 left, but the Warriors’ balanced scoring attack would eventually rebuild Golden State’s lead. Andre Iguodala’s dunk with 22.9 seconds remaining closed out the scoring in the quarter and sent the game into halftime with the Warriors holding a 63-44 advantage. At the time, Golden State had seven players with six-or-more points, compared to just two for Chicago. Of the Warriors’ 26 made field goals in the first half, 20 came by way of an assist. The third quarter would follow a similar pattern as the second, only Rose found some help in the form of Jimmy Butler. After Rose

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banked in the opening basket of the second half, Butler, who had made only one of his seven first half field goal attempts, scored the next 13 points for Chicago, eventually pulling the Bulls within 73-59 with 4:11 left in the quarter. But, after Bobby Portis added a jump shot, the Warriors would respond with an 11-0 run over the next two minutes to rebuild their lead once again. Following another basket by Butler, Golden State would score the final three points of the quarter to take a 87-63 lead into the fourth and final frame. The Bulls would outscore the Warriors 8-0 in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter, prompting Luke Walton to call timeout with Golden State leading 87-71 with 10:14 remaining in the game. Once the Dubs returned to the court, they would not allow the Bulls to get any closer. The two sides would essentially play it even for the next three minutes, as Golden State marginally expanded their advantage to 97-80 with 7:05 left to play. From there, the Warriors would go on a 15-8 run over the ensuing four minutes to put the game out of reach. After E’Twaun Moore made consecutive baskets for Chicago to pull the Bulls within 116-92 with 2:06 remaining, Marreese Speights and Ian Clark combined for an 11-0 Warriors’ run to take their largest lead of the game with 28.7 seconds left. Moore would score the final basket of the game, as the Warriors coasted to the 125-94 victory. With the win, the Warriors improve to 39-4 on the season, and including their 13298 victory over the Cavaliers on Monday, have won back-to-back road games by 30-or-more points for the first time since 1972-73. They’ll look to carry the momentum into their next game when they host the Indiana Pacers on Friday night at Oracle Arena.


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Celebration in downtown San Jose brings in history, emotions and special guests Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR On Tuesday the San Jose Sharks hockey organization relived the history of how they came to be a quarter of a century ago in a 75 minute celebration at the SAP Center. A dinner reception and stage were set up where hockey ice is usually held, and the night operated as if it were a hockey awards show, minus the statues. The players, dressed in tuxedos, walked along a teal carpet (as opposed to red) inside the SAP Center before the ceremony began, joined by supporters and fans alike. All current Sharks players on the roster were present at the event, as well as a slew of former players, staff and civic leaders, who were all crucial in some way or another to the development of a Northern California hockey franchise. San Jose was awarded an NHL franchise on May 9, 1990, and played its first two seasons at the Cow Palace while the San Jose Arena as it was called then, was being constructed. The thought of their being no central stadium or entertainment hub was reality until the Arena opened its doors. Evident at the celebration night was the sweat and tears that went into getting not only the team here, but the place to host the Sharks. During the event the main speakers highlighted the trials and memories of bringing hockey to the bay, and the different, but shared experiences over the last 25 years. The speakers included NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, San Jose current and former mayors Sam Liccardo, Tom McEnery, Susan Hammer, Ron Gonzales and Chuck Reed, Sharks Majority Owner Hasso Plattner, Television Play-by-Play

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announcer Randy Hahn and Sharks Radio Play-by-Play announcer Dan Rusanowsky, former CEO of Sun Microsystems (and selfproclaimed hockey fanatic) Scott McNealy, and Mercury News Sharks beat writer Mark Purdy. For fans newer to the sport, or younger in general, this throwback to the beginning, middle, good and bad times was insightful as it was emotional. By honoring the foundation and all those who made it happen it was interesting to think that there was a time without Sharks hockey, without the Marleau’s and Nolans. Without Sharkie even. In the late 1980’s the thought of a hockey team in the area was unfounded, who would care? This was all revealed through montages, videos and rare footage shown to the dinner guests and the fans in the stands, who purchased drinks, popcorn, and wore their team colors and jerseys as if it were a hockey game night. Many laughs were had as some jokes were met with resounding applaud and cheer, while others sort of left the crowd quiet. Cameras focused in on players, past and present, with Captain Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, and Brent Burns receiving the most acclaim from cheering fans. Those on stage expressed their love for the team, the sport, and most importantly the community of San Jose, who in 25 years have become some of the most fervent and supporting fans of not only the Sharks franchise, but of hockey in general; a far cry from the early days when the NHL struggled to get California interested in the sport. Usually objective in his reporting, Mercury News columnist Purdy ended his entertaining and nostalgia-laden speech slot by saying something in honor of the night. “Viva Los Tiburones, viva San Jose.”

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WHY CATHOLIC EDUCATION? OUR SCHOOLS INSPIRE

faithful citizens .

Find out how during Catholic Schools Week January 31–February 6: www.dsj.org/openhouse

The Diocese of San Jose’s Catholic schools develop leaders with a conscience through our Four Pillars of Catholic Education: Faith, Knowledge, Leadership & Community. Visit an Open House to discover how a Catholic education inspires achievement in every child. Campbell

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Saratoga

Canyon Heights Academy (PK-8) 775 Waldo Road, Campbell, 95008 408-370-6727 | www.canyonheightsacademy.com Open House: Jan. 24, 1pm-3pm; Mar. 6, 1pm-3pm Private Tours: By appointment

St. Catherine of Alexandria School (K-8) 17500 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill, 95037 408-779-9950 | www.stcatherinemh.org Open House: Feb. 2, 5:30pm-7pm

St. Frances Cabrini School (PK-8) 15325 Woodard Road, San Jose, 95124 408-377-6545 | www.sfcschool.org JK-2 Open House: Mar. 15, 9am-11am; Mar. 15, 4pm-6pm Private Tours: Call for appointment

Sacred Heart School (PK-8) 13718 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, 95070 408-867-9241 | school.sacredheartsaratoga.org PreK-8 Open House: Jan. 31, 10am-1pm Private Tours: Year round by appointment

St. Lucy School (PK-8) 76 Kennedy Avenue, Campbell, 95008 408-871-8023 | www.stlucyschool.org Pre-K - 8 Open House: Jan. 24, 10am Private Tours: Call 408-738-6196 to schedule

St. Joseph School (K-8) 1120 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View, 94040 650-967-1839 | www.sjmv.org PreK-8 Open House: Jan. 31, 10am-1pm Open House with Classroom Observations: Feb. 3, 9am-11am Open House with Ice Cream Social: May 15, 1pm-3pm

Cupertino St. Joseph of Cupertino School (PK-8) 10120 North DeAnza Boulevard Cupertino, 95014 408-252-6441 | www.sjcschool.org Preschool Info Night: Jan. 27, 7pm-9pm Preschool-8 Open House: Feb. 2, 9am-12pm

Gilroy St. Mary School (TK-8) 7900 Church Street, Gilroy, 95020 408-842-2827 | www.stmarygilroy.org General Open House: Feb. 2, 9am-12pm

Los Altos St. Simon School (PK-8) 1840 Grant Road, Los Altos, 94024 650-968-9952 | school.stsimon.org PreK-8 Guided Tours: Jan. 31, 10am-12:30pm Preschool Presentation: Jan. 31, 10:30am Kindergarten Presentation: Jan. 31, 11am

Mountain View

Palo Alto St. Elizabeth Seton School (K-8) 1095 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, 94301 650-326-9004 | www.setonpaloalto.org Pre-K & Kindergarten Open House: Jan. 27, 7pm Pre-K-8 Open House and Science Fair: Feb. 3, 7pm-8:30pm Private Tours: Available by appointment

San Jose Holy Family School (PK-8) 4850 Pearl Avenue, San Jose, 95136 408-978-1355 | www.hfsj.org PreK-8 Open House: Feb. 3, 5pm-7pm; May 24, 4pm-6pm

Los Altos Hills

Holy Spirit School (PK-8) 1198 Redmond Avenue, San Jose, 95120 408-268-0794 | www.holyspirit-school.org Open House: Jan. 31, 9am-1pm; Apr. 20, 6pm-7:30pm

St. Nicholas School (K-8) 12816 South El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, 94022 650-941-4056 | www.stnicholaslah.com K-8 Open House: Jan. 31, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Most Holy Trinity School (PK-8) 1940 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose, 95122 408-729-3431 | drexel.dsj.org/mostholytrinity Open House: Jan. 31, 10:30am-5:30pm; Feb. 4, 9am-Noon; Apr. 19, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Los Gatos

Queen of Apostles School (PK-8) 4950 Mitty Way, San Jose, 95129 408-252-3659 | www.qofa-school.org Annual PK-8 Open House: Jan. 31, 10am-1pm Open House: Mar. 6, 10am-12:30pm; Apr. 10, 10am-12:30pm

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School (K-8) 30 Lyndon Avenue, Los Gatos, 95030 408-354-3944 | www.stmaryslg.org Please contact the school directly.

Milpitas St. John the Baptist School (PK-8) 360 South Abel Street, Milpitas, 95035 408-262-8110 | www.sjbs.org PK-8 Open House: Jan. 31, 10am-11:30am; Feb. 2, 9am-Noon

Sacred Heart Nativity Schools (6-8) 310 Edwards Avenue, San Jose 95110 408-993-1293 | www.shnativity.org Please contact the school directly. St. Christopher School (K-8) 2278 Booksin Avenue, San Jose, 95125 408-723-7223 | www.stchris.us Please contact the school directly.

St. Francis of Assisi Preschool 5111 San Felipe Road, San Jose, 95135 408-223-1562 | stfrancisofassisipreschool.org Open House: Jan. 24, 9am-2pm St. John Vianney School (K-8) 4601 Hyland Avenue, San Jose, 95127 408-258-7677 | www.sjvsj.org Open House: Jan. 31, 10am-1pm St. Leo the Great School (PK-8) 1051 West San Fernando Street, San Jose, 95126 408-293-4846 | www.stleosj.org Open House: Jan. 31, 10:45am-1:30pm; Feb. 1, 8:30am-10:30am Private Tours: Call to schedule St. Martin of Tours School (TK-8) 300 O’Connor Drive, San Jose, 95128 408-287-3630 | www.stmartinsj.org Private Tours: Call to schedule St. Patrick School (Transitional K, K-8) 51 North Ninth Street, San Jose, 95112 408-283-5858 | www.stpatrickschool.org TK-8 Open House: Feb. 3, 8:30am-11:30am; Feb. 3, 4pm-7pm; Apr. 27, 4pm-7pm St. Victor School (K-8) 3150 Sierra Road, San Jose, 95132 408-251-1740 | www.stvictor.org/school Open House: Jan. 31, 10am-1:30pm

Sunnyvale Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale (Toddler, K-4, 5-8 STEM) 195 Leota Avenue, Sunnyvale, 94086 408-738-3444 | www.catholicacademysun.org Open House: Jan. 31, 11am-2pm Resurrection School (Junior K, K-8) 1395 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale, 94087 408-245-4571 | www.rescatholicschool.org Open House: Jan. 30, 1:30pm-4:30pm; Feb. 2, 9am-Noon; Apr. 13, 9am-Noon

High Schools Archbishop Mitty High School (Co-Ed) 5000 Mitty Avenue, San Jose, 95129 408-252-6610 | www.mitty.com Please contact the school directly. Bellarmine College Preparatory (All Boys) 960 West Hedding Street, San Jose, 95126 408-294-9224 | www.bcp.org Please contact the school directly. Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School (Co-Ed) 1390 Five Wounds Lane, San Jose, 95116 408-293-0425 | www.cristoreysanjose.org Please contact the school directly.

Santa Clara

Notre Dame High School (All Girls) 596 South Second Street, San Jose, 95112 408-294-1113 | www.ndsj.org Please contact the school directly.

St. Clare School (Transitional K, K-8) 725 Washington Street, Santa Clara, 95050 408-246-6797 | www.stclareschool.org TK-8 Open House: Jan. 31, 9:30am-1pm

Presentation High School (All Girls) 2281 Plummer Avenue, San Jose, 95125 408-264-1664 | www.presentationhs.org Please contact the school directly.

St. Justin School (PK-8) 2655 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, 95051 408-248-1094 | www.stjustinschool.org Guided Tours: Please contact the school directly Preschool-8 Open House: Jan. 31, 10am-Noon

St. Francis High School (Co-Ed) 1885 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View, 94040 650-968-1213 | www.sfhs.com Please contact the school directly.

St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School (PK-8) 1977 Saint Lawrence Drive, Santa Clara, 95051 408-296-2260 | www.saintlawrence.org PreK-8 Open House: Jan. 31, 11am-1:30pm Private Tours: By appointment Shadow Day: Call for availability

» For updates, visit www.dsj.org/openhouse

Saint Lawrence Academy (Co-Ed) 2000 Lawrence Court, Santa Clara, CA 95051 408-296-3013 | www.saintlawrenceacademy.com Please contact the school directly.

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