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Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR This past Sunday, January 3, 2016, the New York Times published in its Sunday Review Section, page SR-1, “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LATINO POWER?”, This article was authored by Roberto Suro, Professor, Public Policy and Journalism, USC. I recommend reading this article presenting the perspective of historical Latino demographic growth. Latinos have no public policy impact simply because that demographic grouping is an artifact. We may all speak some form of Spanish language; but our cultures, values, economic and social status all differ in significant ways. The ‘Hispanic’ demographic grouping places all different Latino communities into one cohort bag whose contents are uniformly homogeneous. Nothing could be further from the reality which I have experienced. It was the U.S. Census

Luisa Fernanda Montero LA RED HISPANA Nadie quiere que ocurra pero es una posibilidad. Las redadas son, para muchos una amenaza. Por eso lo fundamental es estar informado. Conocer sus derechos puede hacer la diferencia. Si usted o alguien que conoce puede ser objeto de una redada es importante que tenga en cuenta algunas re-

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officials which came up with “Hispanic” as a grouping; and “Latinos” is the subset grouping. Latinos are individuals whose heritage can be traced back to geographic areas of North, Central and South America which were ‘occupied’ by Spanish conquistadors after Columbus landed in the Caribbean. Since then Europeans have migrated into this ‘American’ hemisphere. The Latino community is very diverse. Today, its major cohorts are: 1) Puerto Ricans; 2) Cuban and 3) Mexican. There is also another way to define its makeup: A) Latinos who are fully acculturated and integrated as Americans; 2) Those who ‘wannabe’; and 3) recent migrants from Mexico, Central and South America. In America’s domestic scene, today there are several Latino organizations which deal with some portion of the social, economic and public policy concerns. However, these organizations have not selected nor promoted a national Latino leader who could be present at those conference tables where public policy is formulated and implemented. National Latino organizations exist. However, they do not effectively assert themselves at the

comendaciones que pueden ser fundamentales. Conocer sus derechos es un comienzo inteligente. Manténgase en contacto con un abogado o con un consejero calificado y no olvide que todas las personas, más allá de su estatus migratorio, tienen derechos.

national level. More importantly, these national Latino organizations do not communicate with their Latino constituents. Most receive significant funding from America’s corporations, especially the National Latino Scholarship Foundation. Do you know about the following national Latino organizations? NCLR (National Concilio de La Raza)? LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens)? MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund)? AGIF (American GI Forum)?, USHCC (United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)? MAPA (Mexican American Political Association)? These organizations are evidence of Latino diversity. The reality is that Latino community’s diversity results in having no single centralized leadership whose purpose is to envision our future, establish priorities, collect and use resources effectively, etc. These organizations have not been able to select and support a national leader. The unfortunate outcome of all this is that the Latino community has had no impact upon public policy. Other interests have imposed their priorities and purposes upon Latinos.

And, Latinos must begin to consider the reality that Latinos are ‘second class citizens’ because we are thought of and treated as being immigrants when in fact the majority of us are Americans by birthright. We are Americans who have a primordial heritage which does not extend beyond existing American continents. Latinos are tired of being treated as if they are illegal undocumented migrants. What are the real Latino community concerns? Their concerns are local. They want to live in safe and secure communities. They want jobs that pay a living wage; affordable housing; access to medical care; education and training. We want to receive the respect and acceptance we merit. Latino concerns are the same as those of others. Latinos want to be part of a social fabric wherein law enforcementjudicial system treats them equitably. Presently, their low income communities needs more resources to provide a hand up rather than a hand out. Simply stated, Latinos want the same access to opportunity as anyone else. We want to be full partners in this society, its economy and its governance.

información sobre la persona, pero no sobre su situación migratoria o su país de origen. Muy importante: no llevar nunca documentos falsos.

deslicen la orden bajo la puerta. Una orden judicial debe tener los nombres de las personas que se están buscando y debe estar firmada por un juez.

Para empezar, no olvide que de ser detenidos, tenemos derecho a permanecer en silencio, a hacer una llamada, a contar con la asesoría de un abogado y a presentarnos frente a un juez.

Recuerde tener siempre a la mano la información –nombre, teléfono- de su consejero en asuntos migratorios, abogado o representante de agencia o centro comunitario que pueda aconsejarlo o brindarle apoyo de ser necesario, en caso de ser detenido por un agente migratorio.

En cualquier caso, siempre es recomendable mantener la calma. Si trata de huir, los oficiales pueden usar ese hecho en su contra. No responda preguntas sobre su estatus o su lugar de nacimiento hasta que su abogado se lo indique. Si miente sobre su nombre sus familiares tendrán dificultades para encontrarlo.

Así las cosas, en caso tal, es aconsejable portar su documento de identidad estatal o licencia de conducción. De acuerdo con los expertos, estos documentos ofrecen

No olvide que nadie –ni siquiera un oficial de policíapuede ingresar a su casa sin una orden judicial, o sin su autorización. Si los oficiales llegan a su casa pídales que

No firme nada, ningún documento, sin la autorización de su abogado. El documento puede ser una autorización para deportarlo sin asesoría

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Latinos need to develop and use truthful and factual networks which reach their many factions so that an informed self-empowerment results. If Latinos are to become full citizens, then they must do it for themselves. First at local jurisdictions. Others will not allow them at negotiation tables until they organize and create the effective influence necessary to take a full seat, with voice and vote needed to impact the public policies needed to do the greatest good for all Americans. During this 2016 election year, Latinos, though diverse, will have the opportunity to have great impact. Their swing votes will select the next U.S. Congress and President. Latinos will define with their personal values and ideals the 'soul' of the next administration. Latino voters will influence the Primary Election (June 2016) and the Presidential election (November 2016)...especially when greater numbers vote. Then Latinos will have demonstrated their public policy impact. Their growth, influence and power will be established and validated.

legal. Recuerde: usted tiene derecho a asesoría legal. Si usted, su familia o alguien cercano, está en riesgo de caer en una redada, es importante tener un plan. Tenga un plan sobre lo que deben hacer sus hijos o su pareja en caso de que usted no vuelva a casa. Incluya en el plan a las personas de confianza que podrán socorrerlos en caso de necesidad y de nuevo manténgase informado, asesórese y conozca las leyes de su estado, condado o ciudad. Conocer sus derechos puede hacer la diferencia. Para más detalles y recursos en el tema, visite LaRedHispana.org

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El Día de los Tres Reyes Magos

Jan 9 – 10, 2016 Children’s Discovery Museum 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA 12pm – 4pm $13 Children and Adults, 12$ Seniors (60+), Infants and Members Free

DOWNTOWN ICE Nov 12 – Feb 7, 2016 Plaza de Cesar Chavez Market Street, San Jose, CA 12pm – 12am $13 - $15 PIPPIN Jan 5 – 10, 2016 Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA Various Times $30 - $110 (Ticketmaster) SILICON VALLEY INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW Jan 7 – 10, 2016 San Jose Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St, San Jose, CA Various Times $8- $11 (svautoshow.com) SAN JOSE SHARKS Jan 9, 2016 Sap Center, 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 4pm $45- $240

12TH ANNUAL LEGO HOLIDAY SHOW Dec 11 – Jan 10 (Fridays, Saturday, Sundays ONLY) The Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 11am – 4pm $3 (cash only) TALKING ART PANEL DISCUSSION: PERCEPTION VS. REALITY Jan 10, 2016 San Jose Stage Company, 490 S. 1st St, San Jose, Ca 2pm $5 - $15 (sjica.org) PIANIST SANDRA WRIGHT SHEN Jan 10, 2016 Tranon Theatre, 72 N. Fifth St, San Jose, CA 2pm $35- $60 (steinwaysociety.com) SHAKESBEERIENCE: A WINTER’S TALE Jan 11, 2016 Café Stritch, 374 S. First St, San Jose, CA

6:30pm Free

3pm $25 - $75

2ND MONDAYS @ CREATV Jan 11, 2016 255 W. Julian St., Suite 100 San Jose, CA 6:30 – 7:30pm Free

RICK GIDICE: THE NASA PAINTINGS Jan 15, 2016 NUMU, New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E Main st, Los Gatos, CA 11am $5

HARK! 14TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE Daily through Jan 16 KALEID Gallery, 88 S. Fourth St, San Jose, CA 12pm – 7pm Free KIDS CLUB WITH MARIELA Jan 10, 2016 La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shatuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 10am Free JACK HANNA’S INTO THE WORLD LIVE Jan 10, 2016 City National Civic, 135 San Carlos St, San Jose, CA

DEVOTCHKA Jan 15, 2016

Rio Theatre, 1205 Soqel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 8pm $22 Olive TO LAUGH Jan 16, 2016 Krug Event Center, 550 2nd St W Sonoma, CA 8pm $25 The Santa Cruz

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Jan 17, 2016 Boarwalk’s Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 4pm QUINCEAÑERA EXPO SAN JOSE 2016 Jan 17, 2016 Santa Clara County Fairgronds, 344 Tully Rd San Jose, CA 5pm $10

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San Jose CALIFORNIA On Thursday December 17, Cristo Rey San José Jesuit High School supporters gathered to commemorate the building of our newest school building, The Steve Finn Center for Collaboration and Individualized Learning. Board CoChair John Sobrato recognized Steve Finn for his generous contributions to the new building. Attendees were then lifted up to the structure to sign the last beam. We were so grateful to share in such a momentous moment with some of our most valued supporters.

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Matt Stewart COLLEGE WORKS Best Career Advice For Students: Ambitious College Students Have the Advantage Although young job seekers with only a high school degree are in even worse shape, recent college graduates have entered a grim job market. The economy is still recovering, entry-level wages have plummeted and recent college grads are competing for jobs with more than 2 million of their educated and jobless peers.

The millennial generation makes up about 40 percent of the unemployment rate in the U.S. Something’s gotta give. “The most impressive job candidates to employers are those who are both ambitious and have a proven track record through handson leadership experiences,” says Matt Stewart, entrepreneur and co-CEO of College Works Painting, a college internship program which, according to internal surveys shows that 90 percent of their alumni find collegegrad-level jobs within three months of obtaining their degree. The key is to find an internship that will help you build tangible, real-world skills. Employers want to know that you’re capable of being in charge of something. To get hired for the job that you actually want, you need an internship in which you’re given actual responsibilities and in which you gain leadership experience. You won’t gain these necessary skills from an easy internship. These days, the company name on your resume holds little to no weight. It’s not who you interned for. Instead, it’s what you did during your internship that matters. The challenge is distinguishing an internship that may have flashy bells and whistles but no real job responsibili-

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ties, from the rewarding internship that will give you the skills needed to adequately compete in the job market. Internships are those extracredit points that ambitious college students can leverage for getting ahead as an attractive job candidate. Stewart asks students the following: • Will the internship provide you with leadership skills? Internships provide students with all kinds of exposure to business. But just any experience won’t be good for you. Your time is valuable. The purpose of internships is to gain adequate experience. So don’t waste your time on an unworthy internship. When applying for internships, review the job description. Look for job responsibilities that require leadership skills. “What we try to do is give students a truly entrepreneurial experience,” says Stewart, whose internship program provides practical and life-changing business experience for college students who have shown potential for success. Interns operate their own housepainting business with hands-on guidance from mentors. “Also, and though we don’t require any previous experience – with guidance and mentorship – our interns have mid-level responsibilities,” Stewart says. “Our students manage all hiring,

firing, sales, marketing and customer relations. This enables our alumni to land grad-level positions upon graduation instead of competing for entry-level jobs that may not even require a degree.” • If anyone can get the internship, is it worth your time? While an internship can be considered “free education,” corporations know they have nothing to lose when they see talented young minds willing to work for free. If an internship is easy to attain and isn’t willing to pay you for the work you do, it may be garbage work. More than 50,000 students apply to intern at College Works Painting annually, yet only 2000 interns are hired. And about half of those hired interns make it to the summer, when the internship resembles more of a full time job. “It’s an incredibly difficult challenge, running your own business – and that’s what our interns are doing,” Stewart says. “Some of our hires don’t make it through spring training; the program is just too much for them. Yet, you don’t want to be that stereotypical intern who becomes an expert on how the CEO likes her coffee. College summers are designed for hard work, that’s how you’ll get ahead in your career.”


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Las nuevas tecnologías pueden ayudar a prosperar a las pequeñas empresas

Sólo la mitad de las pequeñas empresas de los EE.UU. sobrevive más de cinco años, según la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas de los EE.UU. Estos datos subrayan que ser propietario de un negocio pequeño no es nada fácil. Más allá del clásico desafío empresarial que implica conseguir y mantener utilidades, los propietarios las pequeñas empresas luchan para conseguir el tiempo y los recursos necesarios a fin de adaptarse a las nuevas tecnologías, señalan los expertos. “El ritmo de desarrollo tecnológico es tan abrumador como las formas siempre cambiantes en que los consumidores interactúan con ella y la utilizan. Para mantenerse competitivas entre los consumidores y los empleados, las pequeñas empresas tienen que adoptar e incorporar tecnología en línea en sus operaciones cotidianas de negocios”, dice Seong Ohm, vicepresidente senior de servicios de negocios de mercancía de Sam’s Club. Para ayudar a los empresarios a navegar por la nueva

tecnología y abarcar el panorama cambiante de las operaciones de negocios, Ohm ofrece seis sugerencias para el éxito en las pequeñas empresas:

• Sea visible: Incluso si su negocio es fundamentalmente una operación física, no es posible exagerar la importancia de tener presencia en línea.

• Acelere la nómina: Las nuevas apps para celulares y tabletas facilitan las tareas tediosas y las hace más eficientes. Por ejemplo, las apps de nómina en línea permiten a los empleadores hacer la nómina en menos de un minuto, pagar a los trabajadores mediante depósito directo y presentar la declaración de impuestos electrónicamente.

No basta simplemente tener un sitio web, es necesario que lo descubran. Google cambia con frecuencia la forma en que determina las clasificaciones de los resultados de búsqueda. Invierta en la optimización para buscadores (SEO) no una vez, sino de modo periódico para ajustarse a las fórmulas de Google que pueden significar el éxito o el fracaso.

• Proteja sus ventas: La más reciente tecnología de procesamiento de pagos puede proteger mejor su negocio en el punto de venta. Para evitar cargar con la responsabilidad de cargos de créditos fraudulentos, las empresas deben actualizar sus terminales a fin de que acepten tarjetas de crédito habilitadas con chips EMV, que protegen a los consumidores de manera más segura. Los propietarios de pequeñas empresas pueden contar con expertos de servicios para comerciantes al fin de cumplir los requisitos de las tarjetas con chip EMV de modo asequible y sin incomodidades.

Una estrategia sólida en redes sociales y capacidad móvil para su sitio son aspectos que también afectarán de modo positivo su clasificación en las búsquedas. Haga a un lado los libros de mercadotecnia y apóyese en expertos en mercadotecnia digital para que auditen su presencia en línea actual y desarrollen una estrategia que funcione para su presupuesto y haga crecer su base de clientes. • Permanezca conectado: Usted posiblemente es quien dice la última palabra a la hora de tomar las grandes decisiones, pero eso no significa que se espera que lo

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sepa todo. Busque consejo de colegas de confianza de su industria o un mentor local de SCORE por medio de LinkedIn y las redes sociales. Aparte tiempo para seminarios web y actividades de interacción. Y, lo más importante, manténgase conectado con sus amigos y familia durante los momentos de estrés.

proteger la información delicada. Plantéese invertir en un servicio de protección con monitoreo de amenazas las 24 horas y apoyo para la recuperación en caso de actividad fraudulenta. No deje que le abrume la adopción de nuevas tecnologías. Muchos de estos

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• Sea inteligente en lo fiscal: Establezca una entidad legal para su negocio en línea. Esto le permitirá conservar una parte mayor de sus ingresos y aumentar sus protecciones de activos y de responsabilidad legal.

La Junta de Directiva de la Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) lo invita a que asista a las siguientes reuniones públicas de la Junta Directiva de VTA.

Jueves 7 de enero Jueves 4 de febrero Jueves 3 de marzo

Los impuestos a las empresas pueden ser más costosos y complicados que la presentación de declaraciones personales, así que debe encontrar a un contador que entienda su negocio. Puede beneficiarse mucho y la asistencia de expertos de contabilidad en línea. Ellos le ayudarán a aprovechar las deducciones y créditos fiscales, y a presentar sus declaraciones en los plazos frecuentes y variados correctos para evitar sanciones. • Salvaguardar sus datos: Las pequeñas empresas son, con frecuencia, blancos para el robo de identidades. Cree contraseñas complejas para

servicios son más asequibles de lo que usted piensa, Son fáciles de actualizar y ofrecen acceso a expertos en cualquier momento y lugar. Estas herramientas técnicas pueden impulsar fácilmente sus operaciones de negocios, agilizar procesos y ahorrarle tiempo y dinero.

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Board of Supervisors’ Chambers County Government Center (Centro Gubernamental del Condado) 70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose

A este lugar se puede llegar utilizando el tranvía y las Líneas de Autobuses 61, 62, 66 y 181 de VTA.

Por favor sírvase llamar a las Oficinas del Secretario de la Junta al (408) 321-5680 o envíe un correo electronico a board.secretary@vta.org a fin de confirmar la fecha y la ubicación del evento. Para obtener mayor información, los órdenes del día de las reuniones y los horarios de otras reuniones del Comité de VTA, por favor sírvase visitar www.vta.org. 1512-0480

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Exercise doesn’t have to be daunting! Get started with 10-minute sessions, three times a day.

10 Tips to Stick with Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions STATEPOINT Millions of Americans will make the resolution this New Year to lose weight. But goal setting is the easy part. Staying on the weight loss track and maintaining that weight loss is where the challenges begin. Here are 10 tips to help you stick with your weight loss resolution this New Year and beyond. • Drink up: Hunger and thirst can often be confused, so stay hydrated. But remember, beverages are not a place to splurge on a ton of calories. Drink water. For a flavor boost, add fresh fruit slices or mint leaves. • Snack mindfully: It is all too easy to derail an otherwise flawless diet by binging at snack time. Be mindful of your snacks, and make sure they offer nutritional value and are designed to keep you satisfied until your next meal. • Sleep: Studies show a link between sleep deprivation and excess pounds. While there are many theories as to why this is, at the very least, getting enough sleep will promote clearheaded, healthful choices throughout the day. • Eat small: Research suggests that eating smaller, balanced meals throughout the day promotes greater weight loss and maintenance. Schedule meals every two to three hours, six times a day.

• Get moving: Exercise doesn’t have to be daunting! Get started with 10-minute sessions, three times a day. Movement sets your metabolism in motion so make sure it’s a consistent part of your weight loss efforts. • Eat out, right: Restaurant portions can be monstrous. Set aside half the meal and save it for later. Avoid key menu terms like “breaded,” “fried,” “crispy,” and “smothered.” At buffets, fill your first plate up entirely with greens before moving on to other options. • Embrace setbacks: Sometimes diets get temporarily thrown off course by a missed workout or a second slice of birthday cake. Rather than throwing in the towel entirely, view the setback for what it really is, a temporary hiccup. • Be accountable: Keep a food and exercise diary to reinforce good habits. Log food, drinks, activity, weight and more to stay accountable. • Seek support: Weight loss and maintenance is no cakewalk. Turn to weight loss counselors, dietitians and online communities for support with your weight loss journey. With the right attitude and the right tools, you can make 2016 the year you finally lose the weight for good.

FDA Los aparatos de bronceado artificial presentan muchos riesgos: Los productos que utilizan lámparas de luz ultravioleta, como las camas o las cabinas de bronceado, lo exponen a la radiación ultravioleta (UV) y aumentan su riesgo de sufrir lesiones oculares, daños cutáneos y cáncer de piel, incluyendo el melanoma, el tipo de cáncer de piel más mortal. Debido a estos riesgos, la FDA ya exige que los aparatos de bronceado artificial cuenten con un recuadro negro de advertencia indicando que no deben ser usados por personas menores de 18 años de edad. Sabemos que los efectos de la exposición a la radiación ultravioleta se acumulan a lo largo de la vida de las personas. Por este motivo, la exposición a la radiación ultravioleta en las personas jóvenes y los adolescentes aumenta el riesgo de que sufran lesiones cutáneas y oculares en el futuro. Es por ello que la FDA ahora propone una regulación para restringir su uso a los adultos de 18 años de edad o mayores, únicamente, a fin de proteger a los jóvenes de los riesgos de estos dispositivos. Esta norma propuesta también exigiría que los centros de bronceado artificial informen a los usuarios adultos sobre los riesgos que conlleva el bronceado artificial para la salud y que obtengan un documento de notificación de estos riesgos firmado por ellos. La agencia también propone una segunda regulación que obligaría a los fabricantes y a los centros de bronceado artificial a tomar más medidas para ayudar a mejorar la seguridad general de los dispositivos de bronceado artificial con el fin de proteger a los usuarios adultos.

“Cada vez hay más pruebas de que el bronceado artificial durante la infancia y los primeros años de la vida adulta aumenta el riesgo de padecer cáncer de piel, incluido melanoma”, señala el Dr. Markham C. Luke, Ph.D., dermatólogo y subdirector de la Centro de Evaluación de Dispositivos y Salud Radiológica de la FDA. “Cientos de jóvenes también sufren lesiones todos los años en todo el país a consecuencia del uso de lámparas de bronceado”. De hecho, quienes han estado expuestos a la radiación del bronceado artificial tienen un riesgo 59 por ciento mayor de contraer melanoma que quienes nunca lo han estado, según la Academia Americana de Dermatología. En promedio, cada año se producen más de 3,000 visitas a las salas de emergencias en los Estados Unidos como consecuencia de lesiones relacionadas con el bronceado artificial (según datos de 2003 a 2012), según informa los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés). Más de 400 de estos pacientes cada año tenían menos de 18 años de edad. “La FDA está especialmente preocupada por la exposición de los niños y los adolescentes a la radiación ultravioleta de los aparatos de bronceado artificial porque sus efectos se acumulan a lo largo de la vida”, explica el Dr. Luke. “La exposición a la radiación ultravioleta de los aparatos de bronceado artificial es una causa evitable del cáncer de piel. La FDA está comprometida con la protección de la salud pública y desea informar a los usuarios de los riesgos de los aparatos de bronceado artificial”.


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STATEPOINT When temperatures drop, getting into the party spirit can be, well, dispiriting. Here are some helpful tips for navigating the cool weather social scene in style. Bring the Holiday Spirit(s) If you’re hosting this winter, you’re probably busy taking care of all the little details. Finding the time to make custom cocktails for each guest can be time intensive. Try a delicious option that can be made days in advance, so your party prep goes smoothly. It’s mulling time! “Making mulled cider or mulled wine is a great way to liven up a holiday party that isn’t time-intensive,” says Tom Macy, Bartender and Co-Owner of The Clover Club in Brooklyn, NY. “Nothing sets a festive mood like ladling out warm mugs of cheer from a simmering pot on the stove, as it fills the room with a great smell.” Try out Tom’s recipe for Mulled Cider. Combine one gallon apple cider, 15 to 20 cinnamon sticks, 1/4 cup cardamom pods, 1 1/2 tablespoon whole allspice, 1 1/2 tablespoon whole cloves, four whole nutmeg, zest of two oranges and 1/2 cup dark brown sugar. Bring to a boil, take to a simmer and let it sit for 30 to 45 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain the spices. Serve immediately or chill for later use. For spirits, Tom recommends anything brown --

bourbon, cognac or apple brandy. For more of Tom’s favorite holiday cocktails and a mulled wine recipe, check out TomMacy.com. Looking Fly When It’s Chilly With mistletoe abound and potential New Year’s smooches at every turn, it’s important to look and act your best. Even in chilly weather, there are still ways to look fashionable. “Make the most out of the

smaller details and accessories, and make them your own,” says says Christopher Hunt, Editor at-Large for AskMen. “You can do more than throw on a bubble jacket. Try a coat with a warm shearling hood. Complement your outfit with your scarf. Ditch your knit gloves for leather driving gloves or cashmere. Add a little flavor to your knit cap. Whatever you do, put your personality in it.”

Winter is also a time for men to grow out their facial hair, which Hunt sees as another great opportunity for customization. “Facial hair is truly a gift,” said Hunt. “The cold weather is your best chance to experiment with a beard or a goatee or even take a crack at a ‘stache. Try something new. Maybe you’ll find your next smooth year-round look.” This winter, look good, feel good and party in style.

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California’s new law regulating medical marijuana takes effect Friday, professionalizing the industry in the state.(growweedeasy/morguefile)

New California State Law Took Effect Friday the 1st

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the growth, sale and taxation of the plant went into effect on Friday January 1st, 2016.

California’s medical marijuana industry is growing up fast, so to speak, because a new law professionalizing

The California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act establishes a new state agency, the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regula-

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tion, that will gear up and start issuing permits. Dale Gieringer, director of the California division of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), says patients eventually will see more dispensaries set up shop. “I think it’s going to result in more access, partly because it does allow for-profit operation,” says Gieringer, “and local governments are going to feel more comfortable with allowing stateregulated facilities than with unregulated facilities.” Dozens of local municipalities are now moving to either allow or forbid medical marijuana sales within their borders. By some estimates, the state and cities stand to make $1 billion a year in taxes once the industry builds out. Gieringer says the industry has evolved enormously, just in the past few years. “The industry itself has taken a lot of steps to increase testing of products, maintain certain standards with regards to pesticides,” he says. “But a lot more has to be done, and it’s going to be done with state guidance.”

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Next November, voters will weigh in on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

California’s hourly minimum wage increases to $10 this Friday, Jan. 1. (Cohdra/morguefile)

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE Tens of thousands of minimum-wage workers in California will be making an extra dollar an hour. The Golden State’s minimum-wage increased from $9 to $10 an hour on Jan. 1, But labor advocates plan to continue their push for $15 an hour. Sean Wherley, senior communications specialist for the Service Employees International Union’s United Healthcare Workers West, said $10 just doesn’t cut it. “At $10 an hour, that’s less than $21,000 a year for a full-time worker,” he said. “That’s barely enough to cover for yourself, much less if you have children. Particularly in coastal areas, but even throughout rural areas, that’s not enough to get by.” Two different branches of SEIU are promoting separate ballot measures next November. One would raise the hourly wage to $15 by 2020 and mandate six paid days off for illness. The other would raise the wage by the same amount by 2021. Critics of these measures have said they’d raise costs for small businesses and lead them to cut hours or jobs. Wherley countered that workers will have more money to spend, which benefits the economy overall. He said a statewide measure would level the playing field between cities. “This is going to be uniformly applied, so no city can claim that one has an advantage over the other,” he said. “This is what is going to lift people into a better existence, one where they can provide for themselves and their families.” San Francisco and Los Angeles already have passed $15 minimum hourly wages that go into effect in 2018 and 2020, respectively. The national minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. More information on existing minimum-wage laws is online at dir.ca.gov.


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Interchange Named for Joe Colla, Champion of Its Completion, Colla’s Historic Photo Stunt Helped to Restore Project’s Funding San Jose CALFIORNIA

Closing the Achievement Gap for K-12 Sacramento CALIFORNIA In an effort to close the achievement gap and give all kids access to a quality education, Senator Carol Liu, Chair of the Senate Education Committee and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León are introducing legislation to provide additional funding to train school district staff on how to use the evaluation rubrics. This plan will ensure California schools have access to critical training to implement the accountability measures of the K-12 Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Senator Carol Liu (D- La Cañada/Flintridge) said, “Some school districts and county offices of education faced challenges in the development of local control and accountability plans. The evaluation rubrics now being developed should be used to drive updates to plans and as a basis for establishing systems of continuous improvement. We need to provide opportunities for schools to capitalize on lessons learned and share best practices to accelerate learning.” As part of LCFF, school districts, charter schools and county offices of education must complete a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), which explains how they will increase student achievement for all students. Likewise, the State Board of Education is required to develop and adopt evaluation

The Interchange connecting Highway 101 and I-280-680 was named the Joe Colla Interchange at a brief ceremony and sign unveiling. In 1976, then San Jose City Councilman Colla was so frustrated with the stalled completion of the Interchange that he convinced a crane operator to lift a car and place it at the end of a 200-foot ramp that was suspended in the air.

rubrics that districts, charter schools, and COEs use to assess their progress toward their goals identified in their LCAP.

Later, a helicopter dropped him off next to the car to create the famous photo of Colla with his arms outstretched with a caption, “Where Do We Go from Here?” Colla also organized a caravan of hundreds of cars to drive to Sacramento to successfully lobby for the Interchange completion. Colla died in 1995. (See attached photo taken by Ray Spallone.)

“In 2013, California changed the way it funded schools by targeting more resources to our most disadvantaged students,” said De León (D-Los Angeles). “In order to ensure resources are being used to improve student achievement, California must establish an infrastructure that is focused on accountability.”

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE

The State Board of Education is expected to adopt the evaluation rubrics in spring 2016. These rubrics are critical to evaluating how local school districts are serving students and whether they are meeting standards of achievement.

LOS ANGELES – Volunteers, part of a group called “My Tiny House Project LA” a movement to building stop-gap shelters that is now active in San Diego and Oakland. The structures are just big enough to lie down inside.

Senate Legislative Proposal: ·Establishes a professional development training program, administered by the California Collaborative for Education Excellence (CCEE), to provide training to school districts on how to use the evaluation rubrics to increase student achievement. ·The training will focus on how the evaluation rubrics help school districts develop their Local Control and Accountability Plans. ·Establishes a pilot program to provide technical assistance to local school districts to help them improve instructional practice that will lead to better outcomes for students.

soon became his life’s work. So far, he’s raised $110,000 and is building them full time along with a team of volunteers. California has 116,000 people living on the streets and only enough shelter beds to accommodate a third of them. Homeless advocate Lisa Kogan just started a similar

project in San Diego, but the first house was impounded by police last week and its new owner, a homeless man named “Red,” was arrested for lodging without consent and encroaching on public property.

“This house wasn’t just providing shelter, it provided hope for one person,” says Kogan. “He loved it so much. He said that it was the first time he’s had four walls and a roof over his head in a very long time.”

Kogan says she bailed Red out, they’re getting the house back, and she hopes someone will donate land to put it on.

If you’d like to help, both Summers and Kogan have pages on Facebook and the website Go Fund Me.

They’re on wheels so they’re off the ground, and they feature a small window and a door that locks. Founder Elvis Summers places them wherever he can around town making a difference, one down-and-out person at a time. “There’s human beings out there in the cold that need help. It’s the right thing to do,” says Summers. “And it’s Christmas. The best Christmas present would be for someone to step forward with land so we could build a small community, get the people warm and safe and off the street.” Summers built the first house for a homeless neighbor in April. His photos on Facebook went viral and it

Volunteers are building tiny houses as temporary shelters for the homeless. (Elvis Summers)


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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com San Jose CALIFORNIA A new VTA service, FLEX, will debut in a pilot program on January 11, 2016 in a select area of Santa Clara County, specifically Northern San Jose. FLEX is an “On-Demand” connection service between regular transit stops and high-density employment centers and/or retail centers that according to VTA “prioritizes your valuable time by minimizing wait times.”

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According to their press information, FLEX “provides better access to transit by shortening or eliminating the distance that you have to walk to a bus or light rail stop.” In essence it takes some tech features of ride popular sharing services Uber and Lyft but is very different in its execution of the service.

JANUARY 08-14 2016 The technology behind the FLEX system automatically routes vehicles to pick up nearby customers along a similar travel route without impacting travel times. Uber and Lyft have a “carpool” feature which allows two or more customers to travel within the same vehicle if their destination is in the same area. By using its own app VTA’s FLEX will allow users to request a pick up at certain transit stops, unlike Uber and Lyft which has the ability to be picked up virtually anywhere there is a driver nearby. FLEX’s service area is approximately 3.25 square miles in North San Jose, which surrounds VTA’s Tasman Light Rail Station.

The boundaries are: North – Route 237 South – Montague

Expressway East – Coyote Creek West – Guadalupe River FLEX will, for the moment, test out the flat fees of single rides for $2 and $3 for peak hours. The times of service, unlike the 24/7 of the other ride share apps, is Monday – Friday; 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Peak Hours 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.; 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The last Flex ride MUST be completed by 8:30 p.m. The service goes live this upcoming January 11th, but is as of writing available to download Friday January 8th through the VTA website, VTA.org. It is unknown yet whether payments must be made through the app only, but is noted that “other riders that have similar travel destinations may be picked up and dropped off during the course of your ride.”


Santa Clara County first California county to pass ordinance raising tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21 Santa Clara County CALIFORNIA Starting Jan. 1, 2016, the age to purchase tobacco and electronic smoking products in unincorporated Santa Clara County increased from 18 to 21. The ordinance affects 17 retailers located in unincorporated county areas. “Our county continues to be a national leader in protecting the health of our residents, particularly our children and youth, from the harms of tobacco,” said Supervisor Ken Yeager, who initiated the County’s smoking, tobacco and e-cigarette product ordinances. “The new tobacco purchase age of 21 clearly puts the health of our youth before any special interests.” In June, the County of Santa Clara became the first California county to pass an ordinance raising the purchase age for tobacco and electronic smoking products. In July, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department began notifying tobacco retailers of the new requirements that prohibits the selling and distributing of tobacco and electronic smoking products to anyone under age 21, and more recently through instore education with store owners and/or employees in partnership with the Department of Environmental Health. Ordinance requirements beginning Jan. 1: Retailers are required to post a notice of minimum age for purchase of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices at each point of purchase. The notice will state

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that selling tobacco products and electronic smoking devices to anyone under 21 years of age is illegal and subject to penalties. Positive identification will be required for purchases. No retailer shall sell or transfer a tobacco product or electronic smoking device to another person who appears to be under 30 years of age without first examining the customer’s identification to confirm that the customer is at least the minimum age required to purchase and possess the tobacco product. “Tobacco use is still the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, killing more than 480,000 people and costing about $170 billion in health care expenses each year,” said Sara Cody, M.D., County Health Officer and Director of the

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Santa Clara County Public Health Department. “Tobacco and e-cigarette use among teens and young adults remains a critical public health concern.” It is estimated that 90 percent of tobacco users start before the age of 21; roughly 80 percent first try tobacco before age 18, and 75 percent of teen smokers continue into their adult years. A recent report by the Institute of Medicine predicts that raising the minimum age for the sale of tobacco products to 21 may, over time, reduce the smoking rate by about 12 percent and smoking-related deaths by 10 percent. Enforcement of New Age Restriction If a store violates the ordinance and sells tobacco or electronic smoking products

to anyone under the age of 21, they could be subject to fines and penalties established when the County’s Tobacco Retail Permit ordinance went into effect in 2011. •Amount of fine - Each such violation shall be subject to an administrative fine as follows:

tion within one year; and •A fine not to exceed $500.00 for each additional violation within one year. •Time period for permit suspension

•A fine not to exceed $100.00 for a first violation within one year;

•For a first violation within any 24-month period, the retailer permit shall be suspended for up to 30 calendar days.

•A fine not to exceed $200.00 for a second viola-

•For a second violation within any 24-month period, the

retailer permit shall be suspended for up to 90 calendar days. •For each additional violation within any 24-month period, the retailer permit shall be suspended for up to one year. For more information, visit: www.sccphd.org/tobacco. The public may call the County Tobacco Violations Reporting Line 408-885-4466

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Javier Sierra Pienso y pienso qué otro logro de la humanidad se puede comparar con el Acuerdo Climático de París. Y sigo sin encontrar algo que se le parezca, al menos en la historia reciente. Para la generación de mi hija, este bien podría ser el alfa-omega de su vida, el final de una amenaza terrible y el principio de una esperanza fundada. París ha renovado su título de la Ciudad de la Luz, y ahora la Torre Eiffel alumbra como un faro un optimista porvenir, pese a los enormes retos que todavía confrontamos.

Dear EarthTalk: How are borderlands causing widespread environmental damage while splintering families and communities across the U.S. Southwest? -- Peter Jackson, Baltimore, MD Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer EARTHTALK Today, over 650 miles of border walls and barriers have been constructed in all four southern Border States: California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The Sierra Club Borderlands campaign has spoken up against the substantial border wall construction, arguing that it has had dire consequences for vast expanses of pristine wild lands, including wildlife refuges, wilderness areas and national forest lands, among other areas. Additionally, several species of wildlife have been observed and photographed stranded by the border wall, the group states, suggesting that many threatened and endangered species are suffering from border wall development as well. In their short films, Wild Versus Wall and Too Many Tracks, the Sierra Club describes how the significance of the borderlands—a vast and ecologically distinct region with a multitude of mountain ranges, two of North America’s four deserts and major river ecosystems—has been ignored by current U.S. border policy. The borderlands provide important habitat for rare and threatened wildlife species, including many federallylisted threatened and endangered species. But in 2005, Congress passed the REAL ID Act, which included a provision that allows the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive all local, state and federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act, deemed an impediment to building walls and roads along U.S. borders. Border patrol has now built stadium-like lights, roads and towers in

sensitive, remote areas, the Sierra Club says, and the roads fragment and destroy habitat while high voltage lighting affects nocturnal animals’ ability to feed and migrate. “Border Patrol’s off-road driving, tire dragging and ATV use in designated roadless wilderness has left an immense scar on the landscape,” said Dan Millis, borderlands program coordinator for the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club continues to raise awareness on borderland habitat degradation with the hope that they can combat further border wall development that may pose harm to the environment and wildlife. In a November 2015 trip to a U.S-Mexico border wall in Bisbee, Arizona, Millis told Borderlands campaigners how the jaguar is an “emblematic species for why this wall is problematic… It’s important for wildlife, like the jaguar, to be able to have access to a range. The jaguar used to live in the United States, all the way up to the Grand Canyon… the jaguar’s critical habitat has been established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and it includes areas that are bisected by these walls. And that’s really problematic if we want to see a very majestic species like the jaguar…we’re going to have to these problems like this border wall seriously.” Millis also informed the campaigners of several other ecological issues associated with border development, including increased erosion, flooding and soil degradation. “We’re encouraging Border Patrol and Homeland Security to keep this stuff in mind as they move forward on projects,” Millis said. “They need to do things in a way that is more sustainable.” CONTACT: Sierra Club Borderlands Campaign, www.sierraclub.org/borderlands.

Echemos las campanas al vuelo, pero también centrémonos en un aspecto de la crisis climática del que hemos oído poco en estos días históricos: los devastadores efectos de la contaminación de los combustibles fósiles en la humanidad. Este es un veneno que socava la salud de cientos de millones de personas en todo el mundo. Según un estudio de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, cada año unas 3.3 millones de personas mueren globalmente debido a la contaminación del aire, “más que el VIH, la malaria y la gripe juntos”. El estudio, sin embargo, no incluye enormes regiones del planeta, dejando un aterrador interrogante sobre si esa cifra debería ser mucho mayor. En el norte de China, donde se concentra su industria pesada, la contaminación del aire, abrumadoramente procedente del carbón, reduce la expectativa de vida de sus 500 millones de habitantes en 5.5 años, un total de 2,500 millones de años perdidos. Por supuesto, la situación en Estados Unidos, gracias a las salvaguardas medioambientales, es mucho menos dramática. Sin embargo, un reciente estudio revela que para un específico grupo de hispanos la contaminación del aire es particularmente grave. Los barrios de inmigrantes hispanos en desventaja económica y que no hablan inglés tienen más probabilidades de estar expuestos a tóxicos cancerígenos aéreos que cualquier otra comunidad de Estados Unidos, dice el reporte de la Universidad Estatal de Washington.

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“Los peligrosos contaminantes del aire pueden causar cáncer y otros defectos congénitos graves”, agrega. “La mayoría procede de automóviles y fuentes industriales como factorías, refinerías y plantas de combustión de carbón”. El Dr. Raoul Liévanos, autor del reporte, confeccionó un mapa de Estados Unidos que revela los puntos más contaminados del país —la gran mayoría en el Noreste y California— los cuales coincidieron con frecuencia con la localización de estos barrios hispanos. El estudio subraya de nuevo las consecuencias del desarrollo a mediados del siglo 20 de viviendas segregadas en Estados Unidos. Por aquel entonces, las industrias y otros focos contaminantes se construyeron cerca de barrios de inmigrantes no blancos de bajos ingresos. Hoy día esto se conoce como injusticias medioambientales, y nosotros los hispanos, inmigrantes y no inmigrantes, las sufrimos desproporcionadamente. Según una encuesta del Sierra Club, el 43% de nosotros vivimos, trabajamos o estudiamos peligrosamente cerca de un lugar tóxico —una planta carbonera, una refinería, una autopista. El Dr. Liévanos espera que su estudio ayude a los urbanistas a planear mucho mejor el emplazamiento de focos industriales lejos de poblaciones vulnerables. Además recomienda que como medida preventiva urgente se establezcan sistemas de alerta de contaminación para informar a la población no solo en inglés sino también es español. La medida más efectiva para acabar con esta lacra social, no obstante, es la que nos recomiendan los científicos del mundo: dejar en el subsuelo al menos 2/3 partes de las reservas de combustibles fósiles. Esto nos permitiría evitar las peores consecuencias de la crisis climática en el futuro y salvar millones de vidas hoy mismo. Javier Sierra es un columnista del Sierra Club. Sígalo en Twitter @javier_SC


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SHARKS CAPTAIN JOE PAVELSKI AND DEFENSEMAN BRENT BURNS NAMED TO 2016 HONDA NHL ALL-STAR GAME San Jose CALIFRONIA

Klay Thompson had a game high 36 points. Credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/ NBAE/Getty Images

Los Angeles CALIFORNIA The Warriors won their second game in as many nights, earning a 109-88 road victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Klay Thompson scored a gamehigh 36 points. Stephen Curry added 17 points and six assists, while Draymond Green filled the stat sheet with nine points, 12 rebounds and five assists. With the win, Golden State improves to 33-2, the best start through 35 games in NBA history. GSW GAME LEADERS Points Thompson - 36 Curry - 17 Speights - 12 Rebounds Green - 12 Speights - 10 Rush - 9 Assists Curry - 6 Clark - 6 Draymond - 5 If the Warriors were fatigued playing on the second night of a back-to-back, you couldn’t tell by the way Klay Thompson and Brandon Rush started the game. Each player sank a three-pointer on the Dubs’ first two possessions of the game, and that proved to be a sign of

things to come. Thompson and Rush would combine to score all of the Warriors’ first 25 points of the game, pacing Golden State to a 25-18 lead with 4:57 remaining in the first quarter. Thompson, who had accounted for 17 of those points, would add five more in the first frame for a total of 22 points in the quarter, leading the way for the Dubs as Golden State held a 37-25 lead at the end of one. Thompson would get a rest to start the second quarter, but the rest of the Warriors picked up the slack in his absence. After Marreese Speights and Harrison Barnes took turns scoring the first two Golden State baskets of the frame, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green combined to score or assist on all but one of the Warriors’ remaining baskets of the quarter. Curry sank his second three-pointer of the quarter and third of the game with 9.3 seconds left in the half, but Jordan Clarkson would sink a three-pointer of his own with 1.5 seconds remaining on the clock to send the game into halftime with the Warriors holding a 62-47 advantage. Despite trailing by 15 points, things could have been a lot worse for the Lakers. Golden State held Los Angeles to 14-of-42 (.333) shooting in the first half, but the Lakers managed to keep themselves in the game by outscoring the Warriors 16-0 from the free throw line.

The Lakers would cut the deficit to 66-55 with 8:04 remaining in the third quarter, but that was as close as they’d get for the rest of the game. Curry’s finger roll on the ensuing possession would kick-start a 22-0 Golden State run over the next five minutes, putting the game out of reach for good. Two Klay Thompson free throws would give him 36 points in the contest and close out the scoring in the frame, sending the game into the fourth and final quarter with the Warriors leading 92-60. With the victory well in hand, Luke Walton benched the starters and allowed his reserves to finish the game. Little by little, the Lakers would nibble away at the huge deficit, but their efforts were futile. Harrison Barnes scored eight points in the fourth quarter while Marreese Speights chipped in another four, providing more than enough firepower to seal the win. Los Angeles would outscore Golden State 28-17 in the final frame and close out the game on a 9-2 run, but they had dug themselves far too deep a hole to climb all the way out of, as the Warriors coasted to a 109-88 victory. With the win, the Warriors advance to 33-2 on the season. They’ll now play the Portland Trail Blazers in their next game on Friday night.

The National Hockey League (@NHL) announced Wednesday that San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) forward Joe Pavelski and defenseman Brent Burns (@ Burnzie88) have been named All-Stars for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, which will be held in Nashville, TN, on Jan. 31. The game will take place at 2 pm. PST and be broadcast in the United States on NBC Sports Network (@NBCSN). Burns has recorded 382 points (130 goals, 252 assists) and 504 penalty minutes in 752 career NHL games with

Minnesota and San Jose. This is his third career AllStar Game appearance (2011 & 2014), and his second as a member of the Sharks.

leads all Sharks players in goals, points and power-play goals.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound native of Barrie, Ontario, was originally drafted by Minnesota in the first round (20th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft.

Pavelski has scored 248 goals and 275 assists in 680 games, all for San Jose. “Pavs” ranks second in goals, third in assists and third in points (523) in Sharks franchise history. This is his first career All-Star Game appearance.

The 31-year-old Pavelski ranks sixth in the league in goals (20), is tied for ninth in points (38) and is tied for fourth in power-play points (16). Moreover, he ranks first in game-winning goals with seven on the season. Pavelski

Pavelski was named team captain for the 2015-16 season after winning both the “Sharks Player of the Year Award” and “Sharks Foundation Fan Favorite Award” the two seasons prior.


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LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS 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 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 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 decree

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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611983 The following person(s) is (are) doing business1. Los Gatos Oral and Facial Surgery, 2. Center for Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery, 3. Center Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 4. Center for Oral Facial Surgery, 5. Center for Oral Surgery, 6. Los Gatos Center for Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, 7. Los Gatos Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 8. Los Gatos Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, 9. Los Gatos Center for Oral Surgery, 10. Los Gatos Maxillo-Facial Surgeons, 11. Los Gatos Maxillo-Facial Surgery, 12. Los Gatos Maxillofacial Surgeons, 13. Los Gatos Maxillofacial Surgery 14. Los Gatos OMFS Center 15. Los Gatos OMS Center 16. Los Gatos Oral & Facial Surgery, 17. Los Gatos Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 18. Los Gatos Oral and Aesthetics Surgery Center 19. Los Gatos Oral and Facial Center 20. Los Gatos Oral and Facial Specialist 21. Los Gatos Oral and Facial Surgeons 22. Los Gatos Oral and Facial Surgery Associates, 23. Los Gatos Oral and Facial Surgery Center 24. Los Gatos Oral and Maxillo-Facial Specialist 25. Los Gatos Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons 26. Los Gatos Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, 27. Los Gatos Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery Associates 28. Los Gatos Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery Center 29. . Los Gatos Oral and Maxillofacial Specialists, 30. Los Gatos Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 31. Los Gatos Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 32. Los Gatos Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates 33. Los Gatos Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center 34.Los Gatos Oral Surgeons

JANUARY 08-14 2016 35. Los Gatos Oral Surgery 36. Los Gatos Oral Surgery Associates 37. . Los Gatos Oral Surgery Center 38. . Los Gatos Oral Surgery Specialist 39. Oral and Facial Surgeons of Los Gatos 40. Oral and Facial Surgery 41. Oral and Facial Surgery Associates of Los Gatos 42. Oral and Facial Surgery Center of Los Gatos 43. Oral and Facial Surgery of Los Gatos 44. Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons of Los Gatos 45. Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery Associates of Los Gatos 46. Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery Center 47. Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Center of Los Gatos 48. Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery of Los Gatos 49. Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery Specialist of Los Gatos 50. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Los Gatos 51. . Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Los Gatos 52. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center 53. . Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center of Los Gatos 54. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Los Gatos 55. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist of Los Gatos 56. Oral Facial Surgery Center of Los Gatos 57. Oral Surgeons of Los Gatos 58. Oral Surgery Associates of Los Gatos 59. Oral Surgery Center 60. Oral Surgery Specialists of Los Gatos 61 Los Gatos Oral Facial Surgery , 14830 Los Gatos Blvd. #200 Los Gatos Ca 95032 , Santa Clara Co. Lee Walker 15965 Grandview Ave Monte Sereno, CA 95030. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/23/2010. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Lee Walker December 25 2015; January 1, 8, 15, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611667 The following person(s) is (are) doing business All Bright Maintenance 979 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. All Bright Maintenance INC. 979 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/13/2011 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ernie Andrade President December 25 2015; January 1, 8, 15 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/03/2015 NAME STATEMENT NO. 612249 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Fat Glass Gallery 3283 De Le Cruz Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95045, Santa Clara Co. Jeffery D Mitchell 313 Klamath Rd Milpitas, CA 95035. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

Jeffery D. Mitchell December 25 2015; January 1, 8, 15 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/18/2015 NAME STATEMENT NO. 612215 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Beno G 2000 Evans Ln #2 San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. Benil Bablo2000 Evans Ln #2 San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/17/2015 “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.) Beneil Bablo December 25 2015; January 1, 8, 15 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/17/2015 NAME STATEMENT NO. 611959 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cloud Bistro 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara Co. Catered Too Inc. 325 Demeter St East Palo Alto Ca 94303. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Greg Casella CEO December 25 2015; January 1, 8, 15 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/10/2015 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 612083 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business nameOh My Sushi 2595 California St Ste C&D Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara Co. HKOCEAN LLC 371 Fair Oaks Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94085. This business was conducted by a limited liability company and was filed in Santa Clara County on 06/24/2015 under file no. 606380 Jae Ho Hwang Manager December 25 2015; January 1, 8, 15 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2015 SUMMONS ON FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT IN INTERPLEADER (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: SYED MUDASSIR SHAH, an individual; GINA VASQUEZ, an individual; CITY OF SAN JOSEA POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, a political subdivision; COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION - OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, a political subdivision; GCFS, INC., a California corporation; B.V.S., INC. dba Calhomes, a California corporation; PROFESSIONAL COLLECTION CONSULTANTS, a California corporation, and DOES 1-20, inclusive, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY., a California corporation NOTICEl You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard


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JANUARY 08-14 2016 unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ Selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVIso Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito fiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVSO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de

arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. Case Number: (Numero de Caso) 114CV273228 The name and address of the court is: El nombre y dirección de la corte es: Superior Court of County of Santa Clara Downtown Superior Court 191 North Street San Jose, CA 95113 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiffs attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Lori C. Hershorin (SBN 155977) (3053-262) (949) 859-5600 (949) 859-5680 Jason R. Burris (SBN 268790) HERSHORIN & HENRY LLP 27422 Portola Parkway, Suite 360, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 Date: December 30, 2014 Clerk, by S.Smith . Deputy (Fecha) (Secretario) (adjunto) December 25 2015; January 1, 8, 15 2016 Order for Publication or Posting of Summons Ana Maria Ayala 719 Franklin Ct San Jose, CA 95127 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF Santa Clara MAILING ADDRESS: 191 North First St. CITY AND ZIP CODE: San Jose, CA 95113 Petitioner: Ana Maria Ayala Respondent: Leslie James Schopeck

DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado.

ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OR POSTING Case No. NOTICE; The restraining or115FL172686 ders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners Publication Granted: The until the petition is dismissed, Court finds that the Respondent a judgment is entered, or the cannot be served in any other court makes further orders. manner specified in the CaliThey are enforceable anywhere fornia Code of Civil Procedure. in California by any law enforceThe Court orders that the Summent officer who has received mons is served by publication or seen a copy of them. in the newspaper listed below. Publication must occur at least AVISO; Las órdenes de restriconce a week for four successive ción están en vigencia en cuweeks. anto a ambos conyuges miem bros de la pareja de hecho hasEL OBSERVADOR ta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras If during the time of Publication ordenes. Cualquier agencia del or Posting you locate the Reorden publico que haya recibido spondent’s address you must o visto una copia de estas orhave someone 18 years or denes puede hacerlas acatar older mail the Summons, Petien cualquier lugar de California. tion and Order for Publication to the Respondent. The server NOTICE: If you cannot pay the must complete and file with the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee Court a Proof of Service or Mail, waiver form. The court may orFL-335. der you to pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the Date:Dec 07, 2015 court waived for you and the other party. Published: December 25, 2015 January 1, 8, 15, 2016 Exencion De Cuotas: Ai no puede pagar la cuota de preSUMMONS sentacion, pida al secretario un On 1st Amended Petition formulario de exencion de cuo(Family Law) tas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o NOTICE TO RESPONDENT por completo, las cuatas y cos(Name): Leslie James Schotos de la corte previamente expeck entos a petición de usted o de AVISO AL DEMANDADO la otra parte. (Nombre): 1. The name and address of You have been sued. the court is (el nombre y direcLo han demandado. ción de la corte son): Petitioner’s name is: Ana Maria Ayala Nombre del demandante: Case Number (Número de caso):115FL172686 You have 30 CALENDER

Surerior Court of California, county of Santa Clara 170 Park Ave San Jose, CA 95113 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner

without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Ana Maria Ayala 719 Franklin Ct San Jose, CA 95127 Date (Fecha): November 30, 2015 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Elizabeth Duran Deputy (Asistente) WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION WARNING: California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divide, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1.Removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court. 2.Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3.Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4.Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However you may use community property, quasi-community property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. ADVERTENCIA – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE ADVERTENCIA: De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propieades adquiridas por las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de bienes que ocurre

cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su conyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1.Llevarse de estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, si los hubiera, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. 2.Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, tal como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3.Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una oarden de la corte, con excepción las operaciones realizadas en el curso normal de actividades o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4.Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte el destino de una propiedad sujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocación de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presentar ante la corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte. Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gasto extraordinario propuesto, por lo menos cinco días laborales antes de realizarlo, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados después de que estas órdenes de restricción hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: Esmeralda De La Cruz, Lidia Garcia, and DOES 1-10 Inclusive (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Yujeong Ko (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): NOTICEl You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the

court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ Selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVIso Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito fiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVSO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. Case Number: (Numero de Caso) 115CV276881 The name and address of the

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS court is: El nombre y dirección de la corte es: Santa Clara Superior Court 191 North Street San Jose, CA 95113 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiffs attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): James C. Hann 215778 408-7559793 408-702-2434 Hann Law Firm 560 S. Winchester Blvd. Ste 500 San Jose, CA 95128 Date: February 18, 2015 Clerk, by C. Pace . Deputy (Fecha) (Secretario) (adjunto) December 25 2015; January 1, 8, 15 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612061 The following person(s) is (are) doing business El Rincon Taqueria 1460 Old Oakland Road San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Cesar Alejandro Jimenez Lozano 1699 Orlando Dr San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Cesar Alejandro Jimenez Lozano December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612082 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Midtown Motors, Inc 1333 W. San Carlos St San Jose CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Midtown Motors, Inc 1333 W. San Carlos St San Jose CA 95126. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Majid Etemadi Secretary December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 612011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Romero Bob Cat Service 9610 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Alfredo Romero 9610 Monterey Rd Morgan Hill CA 95037, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 5/30/2008. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Alfredo Romero December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/14/2015 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 612060 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: El Rincon Taqueria 460 Old Oakland Rd San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Juan M Munoz 1460 Old Oakland Rd. San Jose, CA 95112. This

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business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 03/17/2011 under file no. 549310 Juan M Munoz December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2015 ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS On First Amended Petition No. 1-12FL163401 Petitioner: Gilbert B. Dalit, 2395 Ridgeglen Way, San Jose, CA 95133. Respondent: Xenia E. Belmonte-Dalit. Petitioner was granted permission to serve by publication as the Respondent, Xenia E. Belmonte-Dalit, failed to appear at the Status Conference on 3/13/14 with the Honorable Philip H. Pennypacker. The next Court date for the Status Conference in regards to Dissolution of Marriage is: 9/4/14 at 1:31pm, Dept.76 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. Street address: 170 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95113. Mailing address:191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. Both Petitioner and Respondent or their attorneys must attend this Status Conference. This Orders After Status Conference was endorsed on March 13, 2014 December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115cv289076 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Plamen Dobrev Cartwright. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Plamen Dobrev Cartwright, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Plamen Dobrev Cartwright to Plamen Dobrev Dobrev. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/09/2015 at 8:45 am, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 16, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 18, 25 2015; January 1, 8, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115cv288543 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Song Chol Yi. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Song Chol Yi, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Song Chol Yi nto Daniel Lee. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 1/26/2016 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. November 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015


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(3 days), $300M (5 days), $400M (8 days), $500M (10 days), $600M (12 days), and $700M (16 days) ·Biggest all-time debut and biggest December debut ($247.966M), propelling the industry to the biggest overall moviegoing weekend of all time ($313.3M for all films, Dec. 18-20) · Biggest second weekend of all time ($149.2M), propelling the industry to the biggest overall Christmas weekend of all time ($296.4M for all films, Dec. 25-27) · Biggest third weekend of all time ($90.2M) The Force Awakens Becomes Highest Grossing Domestic Film of All-Time This afternoon, with early box office results in, Star Wars: The Force Awakens became the highest grossing film of all time in the domestic market, surpassing the $760.5M lifetime gross of

Avatar in a record-shattering 20 days of release. In addition, the film crossed the $800M mark at the international box office today. Through Jan. 5, the film had grossed $758.2M domestically and $799.1M for a global total of $1,557.3M since its Dec. 16 global debut.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted in the US and Canada on Dec. 18, its first two weeks pushing the domestic annual industry box office to an all-time high of $11B. It has set numerous individual records including: · Fastest film to reach $100M (21 hours), $200M

· Biggest Thursday preview gross ($57M) · Biggest Friday, opening, and single day ($119.1M) · Biggest Sunday ($60.55M), Monday ($40.1M), and Tuesday ($37.3M) · Biggest Christmas Day ($49.3M) and New Year’s Day ($34.39M) · Highest per-theater average for a wide debut ($59,982) · Biggest opening week ($390.85M) · Biggest IMAX debut ($30.1M) Globally, the film posted the highest global opening weekend of all time ($528.967M) and surpassed $1B in a record 12 days. It also had the biggest global IMAX debut ($48M) and surpassed $152M in IMAX in a record 19 days. It was the highest international debut in December history with $281M, and it remains #1 in many territories after posting the biggest opening weekend in at least 18 major markets. Named one of AFI’s top 10 films of 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens now heads into its fourth weekend of global release ahead of a debut in its final international market, China, on Jan. 9.

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an epic story of survival and transformation  on the American frontier.  While on an expedition into the uncharted  wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally mauled by a bear, then abandoned by members of his own hunting team. Alone and near death, Glass  refuses to succumb.  Driven by sheer will and his love for his Native American wife and son,  he  undertakes a 200mile  odyssey  through  the vast and untamed West  on the trail of the man who betrayed him: John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy).  What begins as a relentless quest for revenge becomes  a heroic saga against all odds towards  home  and  redemption.  THE REVENANT is directed, produced and co-written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

the annals of American folklore by flat-out refusing to die. His legend sparked after he faced one of the West’s most feared dangers: a startled grizzly bear. For even the most tested frontiersmen that should have been the end. But not for Glass. In Iñárritu’s telling of the tale, a mauled Glass clings to life – then suffers a human betrayal that fuels him to continue at any cost. In spite of tremendous loss, Glass pulls himself from an early grave – clawing his way through a gauntlet of unknown perils and unfamiliar cultures on a journey that becomes not just a search for reckoning but for redemption. As Glass moves through the frontier in turmoil, he comes to reject the urge for destruction that once drove him. He has become a “revenant” -- one returned from the dead.

Glass’s mythology began in 1823, when he was among thousands joining the fur trade, a driving new force in the US economy. It was a time when many saw the wild as a spiritual void that demanded to be tamed and conquered by the steeliest of men. And so they poured into the unknown, plying unmapped rivers, disappearing into impossibly lush forests, seeking not only excitement and adventure but also profits -- often in fierce competition with the Native tribes for whom these lands had long been home.

Says Iñárritu: “Glass’s story asks the questions: Who are we when we are completely stripped of everything? What are we made of and what are we capable of?” Adds Leonardo DiCaprio: “The Revenant is an incredible journey through the harshest elements of an uncharted America. It’s about the power of a man’s spirit. Hugh Glass’s story is the stuff of campfire legends, but Alejandro uses that folklore to explore what it really means to have all the chips stacked against you, what the human spirit can endure and what happens to you when you do endure.”

Many such men died anonymously, but Glass entered


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Game of Thrones star reveals what is was like working on the smart, supernatural thriller “The Forest” Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR During pre-production of the new horror film “The Forest”, English actress Natalie Dormer stood serene in front of the Aokigahara Forest in Japan, (located at the base of Mount Fuji) and looked into the dense, deep abyss. Known as the “suicide forest” and the “sea of trees”, Aokigahara is, in a grim statistic, one of the most popular suicide spots in the world. Dormer says, “my Japanese driver refused to step out the path, not even five meters to take a photograph with me, which I thought was very telling.” This Japanese forest plays a major role in the film, as main protagonist Sara (Dormer) must leave all she is familiar with to travel across the world and try to find her twin sister Jess, who has mysteriously disappeared into Aokigahara. The film version of the forest mirrors people’s fears and secrets, in horrific fashion. “I found the concept of the script really fascinating. I love this idea that someone would walk into a forest and all their baggage, all their demons, all their unfinished business would then be able to physically manifest itself and force you to confront it. I thought that was very clever because we all have history and baggage that we haven’t come to terms with, that’s what it means to be human,” says Dormer. Another aspect that Dormer felt strongly about was the connection between the two

sisters in the film. “The central relationship, being this beautiful sister relationship, that’s something you don’t see all that often.” The dynamic between the two sisters is a central plot point, even if they are not together on screen a lot. “She (Sara) is like the perfect all-American wife. She lives in a lovely house with a nice kitchen, with a great car, a great husband, great job, so you see this woman who seems to have everything, and what you come to realize is that she is this overachiever due to a suppression of past events, a history. That control freakery is kind of brought on by a fear of facing her past.” This mystery surrounding the sisters past events, and main reason why Sara is very controlling of her own life, has a lot to do with her sister Jess’ status in the film. “Her sister, who she loves more than anything in the world, has gone the other way, they share the same history but (Jess) has become the wild child, looked at the darkness in life, and the irresponsible one. So it’s kind of interesting trying to work out ostensibly which sister looks like she’s stronger and then maybe that actually contradicts itself.” When creating this environment of “The Forest”, Dormer says that she and the filmmakers though of it as one’s own adaptations of their fears, as opposed to the forest just being an evil force. “It would be accurate to call the forest a character, but whether its a malevolent character I don’t know. I don’t see the forest necessarily as an evil thing, I just see the forest as having a power to reflect your own inner demons back at you. So therefore every person that walks into it has to face their own demons, which is kind of a nod to the truth of the real Aokigahara forest. When people go into that forest to contemplate their mortality, they are in a sense facing their demons. So I think it’s a

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very poignant charm in that regard. I think that’s why it has more of a thinking person’s element than being just a really good ride.” When crafting the character of Sarah, Dormer explains what she did, or didn’t do to prepare for the role. “Well its actually funny because its probably the first role I’ve ever taken where I didn’t do much research because the whole premise is that Sara doesn’t know anything about Japanese culture. She’s completely alienated and isolated, feeling vulnerable, because of the culture shock, because of her ignorance.” Principle photography began its first week in Japan, thus Dormer had the rare opportunity to be thrown into this world much like Sara. “I got to Japan and was bombarded by the sensory experience of how different the culture is, I tried to hold onto that sensation and tried to use it on set.” While there was footage shot in Japan, principle photography was shot in the Serbian wilderness (filming is not allowed at Aokigahara forest). So when the cast did go explore the real Aokigahara, Dormer says, “I went up with my Japanese driver and you know it’s a beautiful place, you can see why it’s spiritually important to the Japanese, there’s an awful lot of heritage, respect and tradition surrounding it.” Her experience is both telling of some aspects of the film’s human element and a testament to the power of the mind and nature. “The day I went the birds were singing, it was a beautiful blue sky day and there were families hiking on the path. You’re aware of this other element because there are signs every now and then saying to people in a multitude of languages, ‘please, don’t hurt yourself, think about your families. If that’s why you have come here, here is a help line’. And you see a bit of rope tied

every now and then so I felt a bit of sad more than anything, there was no real spookiness or eeriness or darkness to it. I think all of those things are what we as humans project onto a place.”

feels a bit depressed (she is joking at this point). Go to the theater and jump start with a good scare, which also has a really beautiful human element to it as well, and kick off the new year with a bang.

Dormer adds that this film is a perfect candidate to watch this upcoming weekend and beyond. “It’s a perfect antidote to the January blues that we all feel when Christmas is over, and the fondest new year celebration is over, and everyone

Finally, Dormer leaves us with an idea of what to expect when the screen goes dark and we are welcomed into their representation of the “sea of trees”. “It’s a psychological horror, it has strong suspense thriller elements to it. It

has the fright, and the scares, it gives you the thrill ride as you would want and expect on an entertainment level from a horror movie but it has, if you so choose, some thoughtful themes about personal relationships, about guilt and love and family relationships, about your relationship with yourself and facing pain that maybe we all hold.” “The Forest” roams into theaters January 8th, 2016.


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VIBRAS

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(21/3 - 20/4)

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Cáncer

(21/7 - 21/8)

La influencia del planeta Urano en tu décima casa astrológica te será de mucho beneficio a la hora de realizar acuerdos laborales, recibir aumentos y mejorar tu economía en general. Tu prioridad será el mantenimiento de un buen estado de salud. Un padecimiento de salud será sanado totalmente. Números de la suerte: 13-17-21-33-43-46

(22/8 - 22/9)

Da inicio un periodo muy productivo en tu vida, negocios, trabajo y actividades artísticas, serán facetas que contarán con muy buena estrella. El único inconveniente será la retrogradación de Venus hasta el día 25, este aspecto planetario puede causarte contratiempos y contrariedades. Números de la suerte: 15-19-26-32-51-60

(23/9 - 22/10)

Tu planeta regente estará retrógrado hasta el día 25, esto no significa mala suerte, pero es un aviso para que conduzcas con mucho cuidado y pongas más atención en tus desplazamientos. No te involucres en problemas ajenos. Habrá sorpresas agradables a fin de mes. Números de la suerte: 4-12-34-36-45-54

(23/10 - 22/11)

La posición de los astros anuncia un incremento en tu energía y muy buena suerte con las finanzas. Haz logrado organizarte y sabes como sacarle provecho a cada situación. El mejor regalo que recibirás del universo en este periodo será la felicidad en el amor, pero de ti depende que sea duradera. Números de la suerte: 9-10-14-25-32-34

(23/11 - 20/12)

Marte, el planeta de la pasión y la energía se encuentra navegando en tu signo, sentirás una dosis extra de vitalidad, tus planes a corto plazo se realizarán de forma espontánea y la vida te sonreirá. Decidirás cuidar más tu cuerpo, tu salud en general y tu alimentación. Números de la suerte: 30-31-39-42-43-56

(21/12 - 19/1)

La retrogradación de tu planeta regente unida a la posición de Saturno y el tránsito de Venus en tu signo, traerá a tu vida muchas situaciones insospechadas, tu carácter y buen juicio serán puestos a prueba. Decidirás cuidar más tu salud, manteniendo un peso adecuado y procurando ser más feliz. Números de la suerte: 16-19-28-29-52-63

(20/1 - 18/2)

Cambios repentinos, mudanzas y situaciones totalmente inesperadas, vivirás durante este mes. Muy pronto Venus visitará tu signo haciendo que tu vida se llene de motivaciones y momentos alegres. Éste será un mes decisivo en tu vida romántica. ¡Feliz cumpleaños! Números de la suerte: 3-15-21-29-34-59

Leo

Tauro

Durante este mes tu mundo emocional y romántico tendrá mucha actividad, el viento soplará a tu favor en todo lo referente a trabajo, labores o nuevas ocupaciones. Es probable que tengas que hacer algunos gastos que no tenías previstos. Ten precaución al conducir. Números de la suerte: 6-11-24-32-38-40 (21/5 - 20/6)

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Aries

Inicias el año 2016 con nuevas ilusiones y proyectos, ármate de paciencia porque Mercurio estará retrógrado hasta el día 25, sé tolerante y no prestes atención a personas conflictivas. Proyectos laborales marcharán por muy buen camino. Continúa ejercitándote. Números de la suerte: 18-28-29-31-32-54

Virgo

Géminis

Tu regente, Mercurio, estará retrógrado hasta el día 25, los sectores que observarán anomalías serán los negocios, las comunicaciones y el transporte. Ten cuidado con extraviar artículos de valor o documentos. Necesitarás una dosis extra de paciencia al tratar a los demás. Números de la suerte: 20-22-34-45-55-66

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Libra

Escorpión

Sagitario

Capricornio

Acuario

Muy pronto dará inicio tu nuevo ciclo solar, es aconsejable que todo tipo de transacciones, viajes y proyectos laborales los realices a partir del día 26 en adelante. Antes de esa fecha mantente a la expectativa y no incurras en gastos innecesarios.Números de la suerte: 2-7-25-34-45-69 (19/2 - 20/3)

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Shelly Palmer The newly named CTA™ (Consumer Technology Association, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association or CEA) has been holding the newly named CES® 2016 show (Consumer Electronics Show, formerly International CES) this week. Here’s what to expect in the roundup of all the new tech. Things You Can Talk To If you’re not a lover of the QWERTY keyboard (designed in 1868 by Christopher Sholes, the inventor of the typewriter, with the specific intention of slowing you down so that the letter strikers were less likely to jam), rejoice! It may be nearing the end of days.  “Hey Siri,” “OK Google,” “Alexa,” “Cortana” — we are getting close to a time where voice recognition will be really useful. Expect to see enhanced and extended voice command capabilities in practically every device that might need them. We’ll be talking to a lot of inanimate objects this year. It should be fun. Man/Machine Partnerships From wooden spears to stone axes, our partnerships with tools predate history. At CES 2016 we’re going to see man/machine partnerships taken to a new level. We’re already partnered with services like Google search, IMDB and Wolfram Alpha to outsource our memory.   We’re partnered with services like Google Maps and WAZE to outsource our way-finding. Now we’re going to partner with our cars to outsource part of our driving.   Semiautonomous tools such as lane assist, self-parking and adaptive cruise control are just the beginning. By 2020 the big car makers will have

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fully autonomous vehicles ready to go. Data, Data and More Data By 2019 analysts predict that only 49 percent of data in the cloud will be from PCs, and the biggest drivers of the shift will be smartphones and IoT. Analysts expect the Industrial Internet (another name for IoT, the Internet of Things) to generate over 500 zettabytes in 2019 — 49 times current cloud traffic. Of course, consumer cloud usage will grow as well. You’re wondering what a zettabyte is. OK, let’s do it. One bit or binary digital is the smallest (and largest) unit of computer data. Bits are generally arranged and stored in eight-bit multiples called bytes. One thousand bytes equals a kilobyte or KB. One million bytes equals a megabyte or MB. One billion bytes equals a gigabyte or GB. One trillion bytes equals a terabyte or TB.   We all know about how much we can store on a oneterabyte drive, so let’s do the rest of the ordinals related to the number of terabytes — it will be easier to deal with.   A petabyte or one PB is equal to 1,000 terabytes. An exabyte or EB is equal to a million terabytes and a zettabyte or ZB, the size of the number we are trying to understand, is equal to one billion terabytes. If that’s how much data we’ll store in the cloud by 2019, you might as well know that 500 zettabytes is equal to half a yottabyte, and a yottabyte or YB is equal to one trillion terabytes. Now, that’s a yotta data — sorry, I couldn’t resist. TVs Will Be Better and Cheaper

Get ready for super-thin, super-cheap, super-awesome 4K TVs. If you’re buying a TV today, you don’t really need a 4K set, but if you’re going to buy a set when these new models become available (in about a year or two), you will enjoy amazing color space, incredible dynamic range (whiter whites and blacker blacks), astounding resolution and unnoticeable refresh rates. We’re even going to see flexible screens on display which, when productized, will usher in a true paradigm shift. VR and AR VR (virtual reality) is all anyone is going to talk about at CES this year. Someday, it will find its place. It’s the 3D TV of CES 2016 (Please don’t send me hate mail — I know VR is going to be big and awesome someday. The day is not today, the year is not this year. Over time, VR will evolve into what it’s going to be. Today, it represents a parlor trick, not a paradigm shift.) The hype machine is working overtime. In practice, it is very, very, very early days. It is also early days for AR (augmented reality), but you can expect this technology to find fast adoption in both industrial and consumer uses. Its capabilities are tied to cloud computing power and network capabilities, which can both be calculated on well-understood industry power curves. Drones for Everyone Delivery drones, camera drones, tiny drones, spy drones, follow-me drones, smart drones — there’s a drone for everyone. If you are considering   any type of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), you’ll find some version of it at CES. I’m a particular fan of camera drones that follow the action and have obstacle avoidance built in. I’m

also a fan of super-tiny indoor drones — they’re just fun! It’s Important to Be Important One undeclared, but inyour-face, battle at CES will be for the right to be the center of your personal commu-

nications universe. Today, and for the foreseeable future, this honor is bestowed on your smartphone. But what single app will win the day? Samsung wants to “own” you. So does Apple. In fact, almost anyone with a hope of winning this battle is doing everything it can to get a prime

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spot on the lower right-hand side of your smartphone screen — just under your right thumb (left for lefties). What technology at CES will be important enough for you to give it your thumb? CES will sure try to make that answer a difficult one.


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Las Vegas NEVADA Netflix lanzó el servicio a nivel global, al llevar simultáneamente la red de TV por Internet a más de 130 nuevos países. El anuncio se hizo, al mismo tiempo que el servicio

se hizo disponible, durante el discurso de su cofundador y CEO Reed Hastings en la Feria de Electrónica de Consumo CES 2016. “Hoy, son testigos del nacimiento de una nueva red global de televisión por

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Internet”, afirmó Hastings. “Con este lanzamiento, consumidores de todo el mundo, desde Singapur a San Petersburgo, de San Francisco a São Paulo, podrán ver las mismas películas y programas de televisión al mismo tiempo y sin esperas. Con la ayuda de Internet, estamos brindando el poder a los consumidores para que puedan ver contenidos cuando y donde quieran, en el dispositivo que elijan”. Por una tarifa mensual, los miembros de todo el mundo podrán disfrutar de series originales de Netflix, tales como Marvel - Daredevil y Marvel - Jessica Jones, Narcos, Sense 8, Grace and Frankie y Marco Polo así como un catálogo de programas de TV y películas licenciadas. Durante el 2016, la empresa tiene previsto lanzar 31 series originales

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nuevas y otras temporadas de las existentes, más de 20 largometrajes y documentales, una gran variedad de especiales de “stand up” y 30 series originales infantiles, disponibles al mismo tiempo para los miembros de todos los territorios donde Netflix está disponible. Aunque el inglés es el idioma predominante en la mayoría de los países recién agregados al servicio, Netflix incorporó el árabe, el coreano, y el chino simplificado y tradicional a los 17 idiomas con los que ya contaba. “Desde hoy, escucharemos opiniones, aprenderemos y gradualmente iremos añadiendo más idiomas, más contenido y otras maneras para que la gente disfrute de Netflix”, explicó Hastings. “Estamos muy entusiasmados de

llevar las mejores historias de todo el mundo al público global”. Netflix todavía no estará disponible en China, aunque se siguen buscando opciones para brindar el servicio. Tampoco estará disponible en Crimea, Corea del Norte ni Siria, debido a restricciones impuestas por el Gobierno de Estados Unidos a las empresas norteamericanas. Netflix está disponible en casi cualquier dispositivo con conexión a Internet incluyendo computadoras personales, tabletas, Smartphones, Smart TV y consolas de videojuegos. Debido a la tecnología avanzada de recomendaciones de Netflix miembros pueden descubrir otros contenidos especifico a sus gustos. Mas información en www.netflix.com.

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