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October 19, 2010

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BY JULIE GRABOWSKI PHOTOS COURTESY OF HALLS OF MADNESS While most experience fall as a time to see the changing leaves, get out their favorite scarves, and enjoy warm holiday inspired drinks, for the Loob family it means it’s time to get their scare on. For twelve years Chris and Sonja

Loob have turned their Fremont home into a host of horrors as the Halls of Madness, voted online as one of the scariest home haunts in California. Halloween has always been Chris’s favorite holiday, and the

SUBMITTED BY JOYCE BLUEFORD Ancestors of the Ohlone people wandered into the San Francisco Bay area and found a land of great abundance several thousand years ago. They lived a simple life in harmony with nature and the land, following the cycles of the seasons as they hunted, fished, and gathered food. Certain areas were burned to encourage growth of favored plants and improve grazing areas for animals that they hunted. Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon Wetland Center is having a free event on October 23 to celebrate the completion of a Tule Hut as an Eagle Project by Adrian Jaycox of Troop 111 in Fremont. This hut will help the Math Science Nucleus, a non profit that manages this facility, incorporate Ohlone history and lifestyle into environmental and science tours of the facility. The area is a designated

storm water retention facility owned by Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. High school students throughout the East Bay helped Adrian complete his project, and he admits, “There is not just one way to build a Tule Hut.” They would meet on Saturdays and cut tules and put them together with limited guidance from the Math Science Nucleus.

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Even Lam Research Corporation spent a few hours helping out. For more information and more pictures on Adrian Jaycox’s project go to: http://msnucleus.org/watersheds/tule/eagle /adrian_jaycox.htm The celebration will encourage families to create toys using tules, look for items that the Ohlones would have used and make a spear and musical instrument using elderberry sticks. The event will be from 11 a.m. - 5

decorating he started as a kid has boomed in adulthood. What began as a small porch display for trick-or-treaters expanded to a nine-room tent on the driveway, Continued on page 4

BY SIMON WONG Kittens, cats, dogs, puppies, bunnies and other critters of all colors, shapes, sizes and ages are searching for new homes. Staff and volunteers at the Hayward Animal Shelter are busy grooming their charges for the 7th annual Black & White Furball in an effort to find them loving owners. Traditionally, most animals available for adoption are black and white; hence the event’s name, but prospective owners will also be able to choose animals of a different hue. Continued on page 4

p.m. and is open to the public. Tule Ponds is 100 feet from the Fremont BART station, easily reached by public transportation. For more information visit http://msnucleus.org/watersheds/tule/events.html If you would like to volunteer to help out that day, please contact the Math Science Nucleus (msn@msnucleus.org) or call 510-790-6284. Ohlone Indians and Nature: A Celebration of Tule Ponds and Tyson Lagoon Saturday, October 23 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon 1999 Walnut Ave., Fremont (510) 790-6284

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Washington Hospital Workshop Shows You How

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f you smoke, you probably know you should quit. In fact, maybe you’ve tried to stop before. Cigarettes contain nicotine, a powerfully addictive drug that makes them difficult to resist. But there are steps you can take to overcome the urge to smoke and quit for life. “Smokers need to understand it’s an addiction that is harder to kick than cocaine or alcohol,” said Dr. Carmen Agcaoili, a pulmonologist and member of the Washington Hospital medical staff who will talk about the addictive nature of nicotine at an upcoming quit-smoking workshop. “Even if you have tried before, it’s important to keep trying. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death.” She will present “Reach Your Goal: Quit Smoking” with Deborah Garcia, R.N., Health Promotion manager at Washington Hospital and a trained facilitator for the American Cancer Society’s quit-smoking program. The free workshop is scheduled for Monday, November 15, from 12 to 2 p.m., in the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditoriums at Washington West, 2500 Mowry Avenue, in Fremont. To register online, please visit www.whhs.com or call (800) 963-7070. Agcaoili will discuss the health effects of smoking, which harms nearly every organ in the body. Tobacco use is a major cause of heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer, she said. “An estimated 80 to 90 percent of people who get lung cancer were smokers at

some point in their lives, and 90 percent of all COPD deaths were caused by smoking,” she said. “Cigarettes contain more than 4,000 chemical compounds and many of them are very bad like ammonia, cyanide, formaldehyde, and arsenic, just to name a few.” According to Agcaoili, the positive health effects of quitting are immediate and continue for years. She will provide participants with a list, which includes: 24 hours after quitting, nerve endings begin to regrow; after 72 hours, bronchial tubes relax, making breathing easier; within nine months, cilia begin to grow back in the lining of the lungs; and after 10 years, precancerous cells are replaced with normal cells. “The health benefits from quitting are enormous,” she said. “It’s never too late to quit.” Taking the First Step “Quitting smoking is very difficult,” agreed Garcia. “That’s why it’s important to have a plan. I’ll take participants through a step-by-step process that will help them stay focused on their goal.” Each participant will receive a self-care

handbook they can write in and take with them at the end of the workshop. The booklet will help participants develop their own plan for quitting and stick with it.

Coping with withdrawal is the third phase. She will talk about ways to cope and some of the medications available that might help with withdrawal symptoms, which can include headaches, Quitting smoking can be nausea, anxiety, insomnia, and tough, but for those who want intense cravings for nicotine. to quit, Washington Hospital “We’ll talk about activities will offer a free Stop Smoking they can do and maybe some Workshop on Monday, November 15, from 12 to 2 p.m. foods that can help, like carrot A Washington Hospital pul- and celery sticks,” she said. monologist and a registered nurse who is also a certified “Exercise and relaxation techquit-smoking facilitator will niques can help reduce some of guide participants in develop- the anxiety and stress associated ing their own individual plan with quitting.” to quit smoking. The workStaying quit can be a difficult shop will take place inside the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Au- challenge, according to Garcia. ditorium located at 2500 The final phase of the workshop Mowry Avenue (Washington is focused on helping quitters stay West) in Fremont. Register online at www.whhs.com or smoke-free for life. “The workshop helps particcall (800) 963-7070. ipants understand when and “The first phase is preparing to quit,” why they smoke,” she said. “That way you Garcia said. “We talk about the reasons can develop a plan for coping with your they want to stop, and also what has kept triggers so you don’t go back to cigarettes. them from quitting in the past.” For example, if you smoke at work to reNext participants choose their quit duce stress, you can plan other ways to date. She said some will have already quit, keep calm, like taking time out to do a few while others will need to set a date. There relaxation exercises. Participants will leave is no right way to do it, she added. this workshop with their own individual “Some people want to quit cold turkey, plan for staying quit.” while others want to reduce the number of For more information or help with quitcigarettes they smoke over a period of ting, contact the California Smokers’ time,” Garcia said. “They may want to go Helpline at (800) NO-BUTTS or www.calto their doctor and get medication that iforniasmokershelpline.org. To learn more will help with the cravings before their about Washington Hospital and its proquit date.” grams and services, visit www.whhs.com.

InHealth broadcasts on Comcast Channel 78 in Fremont, Newark and Union City and online at www.inhealth.tv The full schedule of InHealth programs listed below can also be viewed in real time on the Washington Hospital website, www.whhs.com

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Skin Care and Prevention of Skin Cancer

Arthritis: Do I Have One of 100 Types?

Sepsis: Treatment of a Top 10 Killer (New)

The ABC's of Diabetes A1C, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

Do You Suffer From Breathing Problems? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma

Washington Women's Center: Cancer Genetic Counseling

Women's Health Conference: Organic Gardening Demonstration

Cough or Shortness of Breath, What to Do About It

Women's Health Conference: Complimentary Therapy: Art,Yoga and Meditation

Voices InHealth: Bras for Body & Soul

(Late Start) Washington Women's Center: Heart Healthy Foods

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The Latest Technology in Treating Brain Tumors and Parkinson's Disease

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting September 8, 2010

Community Based Senior Supportive Services

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting September 8, 2010

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Latest Principles for Wound Care

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Heel Problems and Treatment Options

Peripheral Vascular Disease: Leg Weakness, Symptoms and Treatment & Percutaneous (Under the Skin) Treatment

InHealth Special Report: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Late Start) Hip Pain in the Young and Part 1 Prostate Enlargements and Middle-Aged Adult Cancer

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Management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

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Are You at Risk for Diabetes? - Learn the Signs

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Eating Out with Diabetes

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Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting September 8, 2010

Healthy Aging and Longevity Raising Awareness About Stroke

InHealth Special Report: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Part 3

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Inside Washington Hospital: Stroke Response Team

Alzheimer's Disease Research Update

InHealth Special Report: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Part 1

Tips to Making Your Golden Years Healthier (New)n

Think Pink: Breast Health Awareness

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Living Arrangements for Seniors: What Are Your Options?

Inside Washington Hospital: Patient Safety (New)

(Late Start) Prepare for Your Doctor's Visit

Surgical Interventions for Sleep Apnea

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting October 13, 2010 (New)

New Surgical Techniques for Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Voices InHealth: Washington's Community Cancer Program

Influenza and Other Contagious Respiratory Conditions

InHealth Special Report: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Part 2

Are You at Risk for Diabetes? - Learn the Signs

Inside Washington Hospital: Patient Safety (New) Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting October 13, 2010 (New)

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting October 13, 2010 (New)

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Your Concerns InHealth Sun Protection Your Concerns InHealth: Senior Scam Prevention

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Washington Women's Center: Cholesterol and Women

Caring for an Older Adult: Everything You Need to Know about Caregiving

Kidney Disease Disaster Preparedness Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Tremors and Epilepsy

Connecting the Dots Diabetes and Gum Disease

How Diabetes Affects People of Indian/South Asian Descent

Nutrition for People with Kidney Disease World Kidney Day Inside Washington Hospital: Pediatric Care Planning Your California Advance Health Directive: Now is the Time

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lower Back Disorders

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Maintaining Heart Health with Diabetes

Voices InHealth: The Greatest Gift of All Voices InHealth: Nursing Inside Washington Hospital: Excellence - Journey to Wound Care Clinic Magnet Status


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Sleep Disorders Center Tackles Tough Sleeping Disorders

Infection Control Experts Give Hand Hygiene, Flu Prevention Tips Sometimes it’s the simplest actions that we take—or forget to take—each day that can make the biggest difference in our health and safety. Like buckling a seat belt, looking both ways before stepping off the curb—or washing our hands. For those of us who don’t work in health care or food preparation, hand hygiene can seem like an afterthought. Grab some soap, rinse for a couple of seconds under water and wipe for a second with a paper towels before grabbing the bathroom door. As we enter flu season, members of Washington Hospital’s infection control team want to remind the community that proper hand hygiene can play a significant role in keeping people healthy inside and outside the hospital setting.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), proper hand washing is the single most effective means of preventing disease.The proper technique is to wash with soap and water for 15 seconds – about the same amount of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday to yourself, twice.

“The role of the Infection Control team at Washington Hospital is to provide health care system staff and the community with methods and guidance in the prevention of infection,” explains Mary Bowron, R.N., MSN, Infection Control program coordinator at Washington Hospital. “Infection Control staff provides activities to support the overall hospital mission. The program also identifies risks of infections and opportunities for infection control measures to prevent and reduce the risk of disease transmission for patients, visitors, students, volunteers, physicians, and staff.” According to Lia Estadi, LVN, the hospital’s Infection Control preventionist, most health care-associated infections can be prevented through effective and consistent hand hygiene. “Hand hygiene is the single most effective means to prevent the spread of infection,” Estadi says. “Cleaning hands at the right times and in the right way can save lives.” When it comes to the flu, Bowron and Estadi point out that people infected with the influenza virus can spread it to others up to about six feet away through airborne transmission. But clean hands also are important. “Most experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk,” Bowron says. “These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. “Less often, a person might also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. Performing hand hygiene will greatly reduce this risk by breaking the chain of infection.” In a study published by researchers at the Unversity of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health, research subjects were shown to touch their faces an average of almost 16 times per minute. Considering all the other objects we touch on a daily basis, there’s another reason to practice good hand hygiene. “Numerous surface areas can harbor the influenza virus, including countertops, doorknobs and telephones,” Estadi says. “People may often forget that linens, eating utensils, and dishes belonging to those who are sick should not be shared without washing thoroughly first. Eating utensils can be washed either in a dishwasher or by hand with water and soap and do not need to be cleaned separately.” Also, Bowron and Estadi recommend keeping all surface areas routinely cleaned with the use of a disinfectant. When it comes to best practices for hand hygiene, knowing when to clean your hands can be just as important as cleaning them. Important times for hand hygiene include: • Before and after preparing food • Before and after eating food • After using the toilet • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet Continued on page 9

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ith the fast pace of everyday life, especially in the Bay Area, it’s easy to look at sleep as simply idle time when you don’t get anything done. Don’t be fooled. Restful, uninterrupted sleep is a vital ingredient to being alert and functional during the day. Unfortunately, for approximately 40 million Americans, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a good night’s rest can be impeded by a range of different sleep disorders. “There are 101 reasons that people are not sleeping, and it’s important to figure out the correct diagnosis and treatment for each individual,” says Nitun Verma, M.D., Medical Director of Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders. But ultimately, you are the only person that can decide if sleep problems are impacting your quality of life. If you’re frequently tired during the day, have a hard time falling asleep at night or wake frequently, it may be time to get professional help. “The Center offers free online quizzes to help patients determine who should see the doctor,” Dr. Verma says. “Whether you live in the area or not, you can look at our Web site as a resource. It’s a great option for patients who are thinking, ‘Do I need to see the doctor or not?’ The quizzes are scientifically valid and can tell patients if they are at low risk or high risk for a sleep disorder.” One of the most frequent and serious diagnoses that Dr. Verma sees is snoring or pausing in breathing during the night, also called sleep apnea. “It’s a difficult diagnosis because there are some people with sleep apnea that don’t snore and, conversely, a lot of patients that do snore and don’t have sleep apnea,” he explains. “Snoring is sometimes just an annoyance, but if you’re actually pausing in breathing during the night, it’s serious. Think of it this way—if someone pinches your nose, are you going to

Dr. Nitun Verma, Medical Director of the Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders says one of the most frequent and serious diagnosis he sees is snoring or pausing in breathing during the night, also called sleep apnea. For those who suffer from sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders, Dr.Verma facilitates a regular support group at Washington Hospital called AWAKE.Visit www.washingtonsleep.com for more information.

wake up calmly like it’s breakfast on Christmas morning? No, you’re not.” Dr. Verma likens it to waking up feeling like you’re being chased by a lion. And, strangely enough, he says these events are most often not remembered the next morning, which means you may not even know there’s a problem. “Your pulse is up, you’re breathing hard,” he says. “It’s this fight or flight response that can lead to serious health problems. If you have a choice between sleep and stress, you obviously want to choose sleep.” Perhaps most significantly, sleep apnea can put a strain on the cardiovascular system because of the sudden drops in blood oxygen levels, increasing the chances of high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure and other vascular conditions. The good news is that the Center focuses on finding the right treatment options for each individual patient. “We’re not rigid about treatment options; we help them find the right treatment for their lifestyle,” Dr. Verma says.

In addition to sleep apnea, the Center treats countless sleep disorders, some of them specific to certain populations. “Interestingly enough, there are a lot of people who just have a hard time falling asleep and, for these individuals, work can drag,” according to Dr. Verma. “This is a particular problem in Silicon Valley, especially for a lot of people with computer science degrees. Delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS) is not something people commonly know about, but it’s something people do suffer from. “It’s common to the Bay Area. Fortunately, you can get treatments without medication. It’s lifestyle modification. We actually take care of this a lot. In some cases, we find people are incorrectly diagnosed with insomnia.” Another group that Dr. Verma treats frequently includes women who are going through menopause. “Menopause is enough of a transition on its own and now disruptions in sleep patterns add to the fire,” he says. Continued on page 9


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BY KATHLEEN HANNON

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utomobile owners may wonder if it is okay for them to add/replace coolant that is different from the original antifreeze. Well, the short answer is “no.” The fact is that auto manufacturers have largely replaced the once nearly ubiquitous green coolant of a decade ago with various formulas of differently colored coolants. The carmakers claim that using anything other than the coolant designed for their vehicles will compromise the factory’s preferred type of corrosion protection. While all coolants made for automobiles are 93%-95% ethylene glycol, they have different protective and anticorrosion ingredients. Because vehicles are engineered with pump seals, gaskets, polymer parts, and o-rings that are compatible with specific additive formulas in mind,

straying from the original coolant poses potential problems. If you have any questions about antifreeze – or about any other winterization issues with your car – then you need to call BAY STAR AUTO CARE. In fact, now is a great time to bring your car in for a tune-up and some preventative maintenance, to make sure your car is in the best possible condition before you have to face autumn rains and winter storms. Our ASE-certified technicians will take care of things like antifreeze and checking your windshield wipers, which will make your winter driving experience much safer. Call for an appointment today. HINT: The color of a coolant fluid is only dye, which helps auto technicians distinguish one coolant from another.

Gary Singh is the owner of Bay Star Auto Care at 1275 Atlantic St. near Western Ave., here in Union City. Phone: 489-3331

October 17 - 23 has been designated as Teen Read Week by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Begun in 1998, the national literacy initiative is designed to aid parents, librarians, educators, booksellers, and others concerned with young adults in helping teens learn to read for fun. This year’s Teen Read Week theme is Books with Beat @ your library, and encourages teens to enjoy poetry, audiobooks, books about music, etc. While some would say librarians and teachers are the most qualified to promote reading as fun to teens, in reality parents can play a big role in creating a positive attitude towards reading. Though many parents do take a very active role in early literacy by reading to their preschoolers, and elementary school children, sharing a book with a junior high or high school student does not happen often. There are some very valid reason why this change occurs, such as tweens and teens not

having the time to read together with their increased homework and extracurricular activities. Also as teens are growing and developing into independent people, they have a tendency to break away from parents to create a separate identity, which often means not wanting to do activities with mom or dad. Despite these obstacles, sharing a book with your tween or teen offers many benefits for both you and your young adult. Reading is a skill, and like any skill it needs be practiced regularly. Today many teens are very technologically adept, because that is a skill they practice regularly while they enjoy social networking, downloading music, etc. For those teens that learn to love reading, this too can be a skill in which they will excel. By helping a teen find a book that reflects his or her interests and sharing it with them, parents can help teens improve their reading skills by showing them how enjoyable reading a book can be. Also sharing a book with your

teen can be a great way to improve communication. Besides talking about the book itself, many times these discussions lead to the teen’s view on other matters, or perhaps what is happening in his or her life at the moment. Sometimes there are difficult issues that parents want to broach with teens, and a book that deals with a specific issue may be a way to open that discussion. The librarians at the Alameda County Library can be of great help in choosing books to share with your teen. Or parents and teens may want to visit the library system’s website at www.aclibrary.com and go to the Teen section. Under Teen Scene click on “Books” and you’ll find a wide variety of databases that offer booklists from classics to popular teen series. On October 18th of Teen Read Week remember to go to www.ala.org/teenstopten to find out the top ten books selected by teens for 2010. You and your teen may find the perfect book to share with each other.

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and continued to grow each year. The haunt now surrounds the house utilizing all available yard space. It takes about a month of preparation to create a different scare every year, so those daring enough to come by, never know what they will find. There is no theme, just whatever elements provide the greatest scare factor. Previous setups have included a spinning tunnel and a dark maze, zombies and killer clowns. Halls of Madness prefers to scare the old fashioned way, using actors, strobe lights, fog machines, and their own creative ideas without advanced technological aid. The only given is that the experience will be very intense and scary; for this reason, kids under age eight will not be admitted. “For a home haunt you’ll be most surprised!” says Sonja. People are admitted two at a time (or in a group of three if that is the party’s total number) and taken through slowly to absorb the full effect. Run through times are

also spaced out so that visitors are not riding on the heels of the previous people’s scares. It takes about eight to twelve minutes to get through Halls of Madness, depending on the reactions of visitors. But it isn’t entirely about the scare. High school students volunteer at the haunt, building, working the event, and tearing it down, earning community service hours toward graduation requirements. Over the years, a mix of students from Washington, Kennedy, and Irvington High Schools have participated with some continuing to help out after they have gone on to college. These diehards have helped design the haunt as well as set up a web site that went live for the first time last year. In addition the Loobs collect non-perishable food items for SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments). “We just thought it was a good way to give back to the community,” says Sonja. As for choosing SAVE as the recipient of their donations

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she says, “They are smaller, more worthwhile. They need it more than anyone.” So if you’re looking to increase the thrill factor of your Halloween, make sure to visit Halls of Madness. Tennis shoes are recommended as well as clothes that you don’t mind getting wet. And make sure to empty your bladder beforehand because this house has been known to cause accidents! The cost of admission is $3 per person with two cans of food, or $5 without. All food is donated to SAVE, while monetary cost goes to support the building and running of the haunt. Halls of Madness Friday through Sunday, October 22 – 24 and 29 – 31 Friday and Saturday: Darkness – 11 p.m Sunday: Darkness – 10 p.m. 4315 Dorsey Ave., Fremont www.hallsofmadness.net Cost: $3 with two cans of food, $5 without

There will be a BBQ, games, face painting and a Halloween costume contest for children. Every child who attends in a costume will get a prize. The event is sponsored by the Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers. 7th Annual Black & White Furball Saturday, October 23 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hayward Animal Shelter 16 Barnes Court, Hayward (510) 293-7200 ext. 7 Hayward Animal Shelter Adoption Fees Female cats/kittens: $107 Male cats/kittens: $97 Female dogs/puppies: $166.50 Male dogs/puppies: $141.50 Female rabbits: $85 Male rabbits: $70 All other animals - turtles, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles, etc.: $20. Dog and cat fees include sterilization, shots (not rabies), a microchip, a cardboard carrier for cats, and a license for dogs if the adopters are Hayward residents. If the adopter lives outside the City of Hayward, the license fee is deducted. If a pet enters the shelter already spayed or neutered, the fee is reduced because the shelter does not have to subsidize the procedure. Low-cost Spay/Neuter certificates (to owners whose pets are intact) Male cat/kitten: $20 Male dogs: $35 Female dogs: $60


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Thursday October 21st 1-2pm

Harvest Tea Gathering

For more information : Carlton Plaza of Fremont 3800 Walnut Avenue Fremont, CA. 94538 510.505.0555

Fremont is Celebrating Unity in Diversity Through Community Service Sign up today to “Make a Difference” in someone’s life What is Make A Difference Day?

SATURDAY OCTOBER 23rd In just one day you can... Inspire a child Feed the hungry Comfort the sick Clothe the poor

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others - a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. It’s an opportunity to enlist the community’s help with a one-time or ongoing project. Everyone can participate. Millions of people have made the commitment to their communities to volunteer on this day, accomplishing thousands of projects in hundreds of towns. Your project can be as large or as small as you wish! Look around your community and see what needs to be done.

Clean a park Help the elderly

Want to Volunteer for a Project? Go to daytabank.handsonnetwork.org

Build hope Celebrate our diversity Unite a community

Want to Start a Project? Go to www.makeadifferenceday.com • project ideas •Get tips on organizing your project •Post your project online

•Find a project in Fremont that needs volunteers and check back often as new projects are added. •If you don’t see a project that interests you, then start your own!

Call (510) 574-2099 Or send an email to Sugi Shiva: makeadifferenceday@fremont.gov

Any one can make a difference! Youth and seniors, individuals and families, can carry out a volunteer project that helps others. It might be as ambitious as collecting truckloads of clothing for the homeless, or as personal as spending an afternoon helping an elderly neighbor or relative. Remember, Fremont residents of all ages can make a difference in our community!

Come taste the new flavors of fall! Diabetic samplings available. All samplings will be perfect for the holidays or perhaps gift giving.


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Come visit a trick or treat wonderland, where children can travel to miniature houses in Halloween Town gathering goodies without the worries of being out in the streets. ENJOY: • snacks at Alice’s Wonderland Tea Party • creating crafts at the Toy Story corner • participating in the family costume contest • tossing beanbags at the Super Hero City carnival • playing in the Where the Wild Things Are rumpus room • posing in many family photo spots throughout the building – bring your camera

A great way to spend an evening with the entire family!

How to register: Advance tickets are available in person during regular business hours and online through www.RegeRec.com until midnight, October 28th. The Recreation Main Office is at 3300 Capitol Ave, Bldg B, open Monday – Friday between 8:30 am – 5 pm. ‘At Door’ tickets,(if not sold out) will be $15 and available an hour before the event on Friday. *Tickets are required for children. Parents / grandparents are allowed free entry but must accompany children with paid admission.Your receipt counts as a ticket. Limited tickets available per time period. Registration Questions? Call (510) 494-4300 x 1. For more information about the event: Call (510) 494-4344 or email rdein@fremont.gov


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he sun dominates the heavens with a fiery, blinding brilliance. It brings warmth, light, and life itself. Yet no celestial body has inspired more poets, songwriters, and lovers than the cold, gray moon. Though we are all very familiar with the shapes and cycles of this romantic and mystical sphere, it is the subject of some common misconceptions as well. First, contrary to some popular literature and songs, there is no dark side of the moon. All areas of the moon’s surface receive an equal amount of sunlight. But there is a “far side” of the moon, at least from our perspective on Earth. This is because the same “side” of the moon always faces the Earth. This is not a coincidence; it is the result of millions of years of gravitational interaction between Earth and the moon. Actually, there is only one surface to a sphere, so it is more accurate to say that one hemisphere of the moon always faces toward the Earth and the other hemisphere faces away. But “near side” and “far side” are in common usage and easily understood, so let’s stick with that. Man’s first look at the far side of the moon was from the Apollo command modules orbiting the moon in the late 1960s. Unfortunately, the astronauts saw no little moon people living in green cheese cottages along custard creeks. In fact, the far side looks a lot like the near side: a gray, desolate, heavily-cratered landscape. The various forms in which the moon appears when observed from Earth are called the phases of the moon. Everyone understands the moon looks different at different times of the month, but how these shapes are formed is confusing to many. With a little imagination, you can easily understand the phases of the moon that result from its orbit around Earth. Imagine you have a pencil and an orange. Mark an ‘X’ on the orange, then pierce the orange with the pencil and use that as a handle to hold it out at arm’s length with the ‘X’ facing you. This is the near side of the moon and your head is the Earth. Now imagine standing outside just before sunset, with the sun low in the sky. Face the sun with the orange held in front of you. The part of the orange facing you, the near side, is in shadow. All the sunlight is on the far side. This is known as the new moon. On such nights there is no visible moon from Earth. Now move your feet to rotate 90 degrees, keeping the ‘X’ facing you. You can now see about one-quarter of the orange. Half of it is illuminated by the sun, as always, but half of the lit part is hidden from your view on the far side. This phase is called the first quarter. Continue rotating another 90 degrees and the entire near side is now in sunlight and the far side is dark. This is the full moon. Another 90-degree rotation brings you to another quarter moon, called the third quarter (or sometimes the last quarter). Finally, another 90 degree rotation returns to the new moon, with the near side in full shadow. The first half of this rotation the moon is waxing. This means simply that we see more of it each day. After the full moon, it is a waning moon, meaning we see less of it each day. The moon orbits the Earth and completes a full cycle, new moon to new moon, in about 29.5 days. So the new moon waxes for about 15 days, reaches full, then wanes for 15 more, becoming a new moon once again. The days before and after the new moon we see the crescent moon. The days before and after it is full, the

De Young Museum docent and lecturer Marsha Holm will present a program entitled, “Van Gogh, Gauguin and Beyond: Post Impressionism from the Musee d’Orsay” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, in the Olive Hyde Art Center. Ms. Holm’s presentation picks up where this summer’s “Birth of Impressionism” left off, around 1886, and explores the groundbreaking artistic developments of the time. The lecture will include selected slides from the current de Young exhibition along with commentary on the artists, their techniques, and history of the period. Ms. Holm has been a docent with the San Francisco museums since 1979. In addition to

moon appears as a bulbous shape; this is known as a gibbous moon. There is a rather esoteric astronomical fine point that is worth mentioning. The time required for the moon to complete an orbit of Earth as observed from far away in space is actually only about 27.3 days. This is called a sidereal month. But because the Earth is orbiting the sun, the moon must travel more than 180 degrees each time to reach the new moon position, interposed between the sun and the Earth. This 29.5 day cycle of new moon to new moon is called a synodic month, and represents a full lunar orbit from our perspective here on Earth. One movement not mentioned yet is the rotation of the Earth. As the Earth spins on its axis, the moon appears to rise in the east and set in the west, just as the sun does. Since the moon is orbiting in the same direction the Earth is rotating, we are constantly “chasing” it. After 24 hours of rotation the Earth has come back to the same orientation, but the moon has moved on. Thus, the moon rises later each day. How much later varies, depending on the season and the latitude of the observer. This is why, during the month, the moon rises and sets at all hours of the day and night. Occasionally, the sun, Earth, and moon align exactly. This is an eclipse. Recalling your mental experiment with the orange, it is easy to see that this can happen only at a new moon or a full moon. If the moon is exactly between the Earth and sun at the new moon, the sun is blocked from our view and a solar eclipse occurs. If the Earth is exactly between the sun and moon at the full moon, we see the shadow of the Earth pass across the moon in a lunar eclipse. By the way, it is definitely not a myth that watching a solar eclipse can cause permanent eye damage. Never look directly at the sun under any circumstances. Finally, what about the pervasive belief that the full moon is associated with an increase in emergency room visits, traffic accidents, or psychological problems? Study after study has failed to find such a correlation. Though many of us may say, “It must be a full moon,” when faced with unusually violent or bizarre behavior, the promulgation of this myth is probably mostly a case of selective memory. Now about the werewolves . . .

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giving tours in all areas of the museum’s collections, she has served in several administrative capacities, including Chair of the latest training session for new docents, a three-year program. She has also assisted in training docents at Blackhawk Museum, Oakland Museum, and the San Jose Museum of Art. The Olive Hyde Art Guild sponsors this program, and will provide refreshments. Admission is free. De Young Museum comes to Fremont Wednesday, October 27 10 a.m. Olive Hyde Art Center 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 791-4357

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Two injured in apartment fire BY MEENU GUPTA An unattended pot left on a stove started a fire in a four-unit apartment complex at 133 N. Temple Drive. The incident was reported on Thursday, October 14 at 5:58 a.m. According to Battalion Chief Melvin Vaughn, Milpitas Fire Department, the apartment complex was engulfed in smoke as flames appeared from the north-facing upstairs apartment. All four units were evacuated with two minor injuries reported. Paramedics treated a woman with minor smoke inhalation and a man with a small laceration to his finger at the scene; both were released. No additional injuries were reported. According to the Milpitas Fire Department, direct fire damage was limited to the kitchen while the rest of the apartment sustained major smoke damage.

Warrant arrest leads to seizure of marijuana

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Laszlo Joseph Papp, a 52-year-old Milpitas resident, was arrested for an outstanding warrant after a Milpitas Police Officer conducted an enforcement stop at Edsel Drive. A search of his vehicle revealed two small bags of marijuana. Later, during a search of his residence, officers located marijuana plants in the backyard and several pounds of marijuana, firearms and ammunition. Papp was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for possession of marijuana for sale, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession of stolen property. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov

Meet the Cop: Lt. Christine Orrey BY MEENU GUPTA PHOTO COURTESY OF HAYWARD PD

A firm believer in new and heightened security measures being enforced throughout the City, she highly recommends community’s participation in Neighborhood Alert program. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program (CFMH) is a free certification program that promotes

managers, assistant managers, leasing agents, office staff and maintenance staff. “The program is a great form of communication between Hayward Police Department, neighborhoods and the police dePatrol Bureau Watch Compartments and it enables the Pomander Lt. Christine Orrey lice work in partnership with the began her career with the departcommunity,” said Lt. Orrey. ment in January of 1986 as a “Those who aren’t members Police Assistant and became a of the Neighborhood Crime Police Officer in April 1987. Watch program can also While in high school, she dehelp by just being good eyes cided to make a career in law and ears. Police can’t be enforcement. “I started out as everywhere and we rely a Police Explorer for the Hayheavily on the citizen’s to be ward Police Department vigilant.” “We, however, do when I was a teenager,” said not ask them to take any acLt. Orrey who was also a tion other than to call us or Cadet with the Alameda report us what they have County Sheriff’s Department. seen,” she added. “The biggest challenge we Those interested in beface right now is the declincoming a member of the ing economy. We are facing Crime Free Multi-Housing the same budget restrictions Program may contact that everybody is facing. Crime Free Program CoorWith necessary resources, dinators Mary Fabian personnel and equipment, it Patrol Bureau Watch Commander Lt. Christine Orrey Crime Prevention Specialis possible to solve a far higher urges community’s participation in the Neighborhood ist, Northern District Ofnumber of crimes and prevent Alert program fice at (510) 293-1043 and more crimes than with limited Gale Bleth, Crime Prevention safer neighborhood by helping and inadequate resources,” said Specialist, Southern District Ofowners, managers and residents Lt. Orrey. “Hayward is fortunate of rental property to keep drugs, fice at (510) 293-7151. To access that our citizens passed Measure illegal activity and crime off their the training registration form A; it prevented us from laying off property. Anyone who works visit www.ci.hayward.ca.us and police officers and other valuable with housing is encouraged to click Crime Free Multi-Housing City employees,” she added. participate: property owners, Program.


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“There are a variety of sleep conditions that occur with menopause, including insomnia, hot flashes, tiredness during the day and increased snoring, and we can help.” Notably, during menopause, according to Dr. Verma, women also are at three times increased risk for sleep apnea, without the protection of hormones progesterone or estrogen. Dr. Verma also specializes in treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), a condition characterized by an irresistible urge to move to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations, often in the limbs. “For RLS patients who have tried everything, we’re the last resort and we can help them effectively take care of this condition.” For those who suffer from sleep apnea and

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• Before and after tending to someone who is sick • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing • After handling an animal or animal waste • After handling garbage • Before and after treating a cut or wound There are, according to Bowron and Estadi, different methods of hand hygiene that are appropriate in different situations. If your hands are not visibly soiled and you do not have access to soap and water, they recommend using an alcohol-based sanitizer in the following sequence: • Apply product to the palm of one hand, using the amount of product indicated on the label. • Rub hands together. • Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry. When using soap and water, they recommend the following guidelines: • Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap. Use warm water if it is available. • Rub hands together to make a lather and scrub all surfaces.

other sleep-related disorders, as well as users of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, Dr. Verma facilitates a regular support group at Washington Hospital called AWAKE. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Room A, located at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont across the street from the main hospital. To learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders at Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders, visit http://washingtonsleep.com/ or call (510) 744-6726 or (510) 744-1129 after hours. • Continue rubbing hands for 20 seconds. (Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.) • Rinse hands well under running water. • Dry your hands using a paper towel or air dryer. If possible, use your paper towel to turn off the faucet. “Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others,” Bowron says. “Clean hands save lives!” For more information about hand hygiene, Bowron and Estadi recommend visiting the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) page at www.cdc.gov/cleanhands.

Get a Flu Shot! In addition to good hand hygiene, an annual flu vaccination is another important way to stay healthy this season. Washington Urgent Care offers flu shots every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The clinic is located at 2500 Mowry Ave., Suite 212 in Fremont. Appointments are not required, but if you would like to reach a staff member, call (510) 791- CARE (791-2273) or visit www.whhs.com/urgentcare for more information.

Police seek help finding suspect BY MEENU GUPTA PHOTOS COURTESY OF FREMONT PD Fremont Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect who robbed Fremont Bank on Mission Boulevard. “The suspect is described as: Black male adult, dark skin, 5’7” – 5’10,” 22-26 years, ‘corn-row’ style hair (long) with a black ‘wave cap,’” said Detective Michael Gebhardt, Fremont PD. According to Detective Bill Veteran, Fremont PD, the suspect passed a note announcing the robbery. After getting the money from the teller he fled the bank and was last seen running identity is urged to call (510) 790through the parking lot. “No one was hurt during the robbery, nor was a weapon seen,” said Detective 6954. Persons providing information Veteran. Anyone with information on the suspect’s can remain anonymous.

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Old newspapers in Union City BY MYRLA RAYMUNDO Browsing through old newspapers in the Union City Historical Museum files can be a very interesting and fulfilling experience. The old, yellowed pages reveal interesting bits of Union City history, making it easy to explore historical content and discover a lot of happenings. The following are found in the old newspapers kept at the Museum: Alvarado Pioneer The Alvarado Pioneer was started in 1929 by George H. Oaks and printed in a small shack on Union City Boulevard (Levee Street at that time.) The Alvarado Pioneer was published weekly in Alvarado, Alameda County, California, Home of Holly Sugar Corp. and Leslie Salt Company. George H. Oakes was Editor and Publisher. A subscription cost $1 per year. Named Newspaper of Legal Status by Judge Harries, it was entered as second-class matter on March 26, 1947 at the Post Office at Alvarado, under the Act of March 3, 1879. The Union City Leader The Union City Leader was an independent weekly newspaper published on Fridays, and entered with second class mailing privileges at the Post Office in Union City. It was decreed a newspaper of general circulation by the Superior Court, Alameda County on July 20, 1961.

The subscription rate by mail was $4 per year and the price per copy was 10 cents. Richard L. Folger was the Publisher; Peter Owens, Editor; and Larry Orozco, Sports Editor. The Leader started in October 22, 1959 and had a heavy circulation not only in Union City, but also in neighboring cities. After 15 years, in May of 1973, the business folded. Union City Outlook The Union City Outlook was a short-lived newspaper that was published for six months, from April 30, 1975 to November 19, 1975. Richard G. Ford published the newspaper. The Outlook started as “a community newspaper, designed to tell the story of what is happening where and when, while spotlighting community interest items.” In the first issue, Ford mentions community members prompting him to publish a local newspaper covering Union City. He had worked at Folger Publishing, the publisher of the previous Union City newspaper, The Union City Leader. The introductory subscription rate was $4.25 per year, with the regular price going to $5.50 per year. The first issue was 12 pages, with most issues being 8, 10, or 12 pages.

The Outlook carried at least two pages of local sports covering both high school and independent leagues.

that expanded from What’s Happening Magazine. Tri-City Voice started publishing in January 15, 2001 and is distributed from the

Reflecting the Hispanic background of a majority of the Decoto residents, the Outlook published articles and editorials in Spanish alongside the English text. On May 21, 1975, the first Spanish/English Editorial was published. The June 4 issue had the first Spanish/English headlines and news articles. Like a lot of small businesses just starting out, the Outlook was not able to make enough money to keep it going. In the final issue, Ford thanked the community for the support they had shown over the short life of the Outlook. The Outlook was the last local newspaper for Union City. The Argus Started in the 1960s, The Argus purchased its Fremont rival News Register, originally started by George H. Oaks and Stuart Nixon. The Argus became part of the Sparks Newspaper chain, which included the Daily Review and Tri-Valley Herald. It is now owned by MediaNews of Denver, Colorado. What’s Happening & Tri-City Voice What’s Happening was a monthly glossy color news magazine published from September 1998 through December 2001 by William and Sharon Marshak. The Tri-City Voice is a newspaper

Hayward/San Leandro/San Lorenzo/Castro Valley area throughout the Tri-Cities, Sunol and Milpitas twice a week. Anyone interested in knowing the history of Union City during the olden days may come and visit the Union City Historical Museum, located at 3841 Smith Street in Union City. The Museum has all the issues of these newspapers.

MYRLA RAYMUNDO, MBA Myrla Raymundo is the founder of the Union City Historical Museum in Union City. For the past 16 years, Myrla has served as President of the Friends of the Union City Library. She is the author of the book “Union City Through the Years..”


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Make A Difference Day BY FINA MORA Make A Difference Day is a time when the community can come together, sharing their services with someone in need. This year, Make A Difference Day is Saturday, October 23. Created in 1990 by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day encourages citizens to volunteer either individually or in groups, undertaking projects to help make their community a better place to live. Make A Difference Day has been an annual event since its founding, and takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October. One of the most inclusive national days of helping others, everyone can participate, many even helping overseas. Helping out can be as simple as spending a day with an elderly neighbor or as ambitious as collecting a truckload of clothes for the poor. Last year, over 3 million people nationwide volunteered in various projects. Projects are available wherever you live; just take a look around your community or to find specific volunteer events nearby, visit http://daytabank.handsonnetwork.org/advance-search/state/ca

WHAT’S HAPPENING’S TRI-CITY VOICE A FEW OF MANY EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN OUR AREA INCLUDE:

The Milpitas Executive Lions Club Saturday, October 23 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Great Mall Special Events Parking Lot Between Mustang Drive and 1249 Great Mall Drive (near McDonald’s) 447 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas (408) 956-2033 Full Moon Weeding at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve Saturday, October 23 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Eden Landing Ecological Reserve Eden Landing Road, Hayward RSVP at www.savesfbay.org/volunteer Beautify our preschool/book drive/build a garden Saturday, October 23 All day event Kidango Delaine Eastin Preschool 584 Brown Road, Fremont (510) 490-5570 Landscaping project Saturday, October 23 9 a.m. - Noon City of Union City 31600 Alvarado Blvd., Union City (510) 675-5422

Students promote Ecology Fair SUBMITTED BY JULIEN MALARD A student-led interdistrict environmental group called FIERCE (FremontIans Enabling Real Change in the Environment) is organizing an Ecology Fair for Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.at American High School in Fremont. American High School, Irvington High School, Kennedy High School, Mission San Jose High School, and Washington High School are all involved. Recently, James Logan High School of Union City joined the group. Several junior high schools, including Centerville Jr. High, are also planning to join.

The event will feature “green” companies, businesses, and organizations as well as a number of student-run booths on environmental issues, plant sales, and other environmentally-related activities. For more information, visit www.students-going-green.org. FIERCE Ecology Fair Saturday, October 23 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. American High School 36300 Fremont Blvd., Fremont www.students-going-green.org FIERCEstudents@gmail.com

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ndrew Mastorakis was appointed president of Fremont Bank September 14, 2009. Mastorakis came to Fremont Bank from OneWest Bank. His prior experience includes an executive position at Tri Counties Bank in Northern California and various assignments at Wells Fargo Bank in San Jose. Mr. Mastorakis spoke with TCV about the current economic environment and how banking, especially community banking, has been affected. TCV: How does Fremont Bank fit in banking model of today? Mastorakis: My 20 plus years of experience with large banks, community banks and mortgage

banks has given me a strong conviction that supports the community bank model. Fremont Bank is focused on the community it serves but large enough to be a material partner in the East Bay and the Bay Area in general. The unique heritage of our bank extends from its founding and growth as a single entity. It is likely that customers with Fremont Bank will be banking with the same bank five or ten years in the future. TCV: What is the business model of Fremont Bank? Mastorakis: Our expansion is focused primarily on the contiguous East Bay. We are seeking an increased physical presence balanced with technology. Unlike many other community banks, we have a broad business model. While some smaller, community banks focus on deposit-based services to the general community and commercial lending needs, Fremont Bank has avoided the problems of overextension in commercial real estate loans. Our portfolio of residential real estate loans are usually sold to other institutions such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and risk is transferred to investors in those institutions. TCV: Why are many banks in such distress? Mastorakis: Loans for land, construction and non-owner occupied commercial real estate are stressed areas right now. For many banks, their source of earnings has been negatively impacted. This has to be absorbed by the capital owners have in the organization. In contrast, Fremont Bank has vigorous and healthy growth in this economic envi-

ronment driven by the residential lending business; not only new purchases, but refinancing existing mortgages. TCV: How does Fremont Bank operate as a community bank? Mastorakis: Our attention to individual needs is driven by the community. An example of this is that in the last 12 months I have been the primary speaker in 4-5 town hall style meetings in the community. We will go to specific branches and invite clients and members of the community to hear our economic views as they relate to local issues and listen to concerns. Our banking decisions are made individually. This is different from a national bank that may use a less flexible perspective. We have a commitment to provide support through investing part of our profits in the community, supporting local nonprofit organizations and develop products to help them such as our B-Charitable Account. Our intent is to become the primary financial institution for our customers – business and personal - including investment and wealth management services. TCV: What is the primary obstacle for business recovery at this time? Mastorakis: It doesn’t appear that access to capital is the major problem. When I ask small businesses what will help them, they say it is a demand side problem. They need someone to buy their goods or services. There is a reluctance to seek additional loans that need to be serviced. The banking industry has been criticized, and probably appropriately, for loose credit standards in the recent past which increased borrowing but now tighter credit is not the issue; businesses need customers. TCV: How can local bank services help the economy? Mastorakis: A family able to refinance their mortgage can improve their cash flow resulting in more economic activity and support of the local economy. This can help with the demand problem mentioned earlier and stimulate local business to grow. Not only does community banking help release cash for purchases through refinancing, we work on an individual basis with local business and property owners to navigate the challenges of this economy. Another major problem facing us these days is unemployment. Fremont Bank has added over 100 positions in the last 12 months; a significant number for our business. We need these new employees to help during the current refinance cycle and in the future as we expand our business model with additional purchase loans, primary financial services and investment services. These jobs help stimulate our local economy. TCV: What major changes do you see for banking? Mastorakis: To serve current customers and attract new customers, person-to-person transaction “touch points” will always be a necessary part of our business. There is a decline in the number of people who depend upon this as the primary source of banking, but it will not disappear. It is a matter of choice. Electronic banking serves as a choice and now, mobile banking – taking a picture of a check to deposit, using a phone device to check balances or making transfers is another. The method of transacting business will be a matter of what is preferred at the moment. Traditional, face-to-face banking is no longer enough to maintain a relationship with customers. Customers want it all. I believe that those who prefer a community bank are looking for the personal touch and services but do not want to give up conveniences available elsewhere. We will retain personal relationships augmented by the latest technology.

PG&E to turn over documents in pipeline blast AP WIRE SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO (AP), Oct 15 - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it will turn over thousand of pages of internal documents related to the deadly gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno to a state lawmaker after all. After previously refusing to turn over the documents because of the ongoing federal investigation, PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said Friday that state Sen. Dean Florez will receive the thousands of pages of inspection reports and memos related to the company’s gas pipeline maintenance. PG&E for weeks had refused Florez’ request, saying the National Transportation Safety Board’s inquiry blocked them from providing the documents. But an NTSB lawyer says there is no such restriction, and that PG&E was free to turn over the information. Molica says PG&E is not sure it can make the thousands of copies by Tuesday’s hearing on the explosion by a state Senate committee.


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BY MONA SHAH In its newest exhibit, Olive Hyde Art Gallery offers a unique and modern approach for artists to showcase original art. In “Etsy Meets Olive,” local artists will be introduced to the online art community, etsy.com and explore an avenue that expose their art to millions of new customers around the world. One of the biggest craft sites, US-based etsy.com is an online marketplace for “all

penter, and photographer, Kalin found there was no viable marketplace to exhibit and sell his creations online - other E-commerce sites had become inundated with overstock electronics and broken appliances. Ever industrious, Kalin, along with Chris Maguire and Haim Schoppik, designed the site, wrote the code, assembled the servers, spliced the cables and launched Etsy after three sleepless months. Etsy makes it easy to reconnect producer and consumer, and swing the pendulum back to a time when we bought our bread from the baker, food from the farmer, and shoes from the cobbler.

things handmade.” Launched in 2005, it now has about 1.3 million members, 200,000 of whom are sellers. Offerings range from the ever-popular bags, jewelry, clothes, and art to more specialized interests (i.e. dolls, paper goods, and needlepoint). Etsy connects consumers with independent creators and designers to find the very best in handmade goods while providing artists with the technology and information they need to start and grow their businesses. Etsy was conceived by Rob Kalin in early 2005. A painter, car-

Etsy Meets Olive Through November 13 Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. Olive Hyde Art Gallery 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 791-4357 www.fremont.gov/Art/OliveHydeArtGallery

$1.5 Million Grant to Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation SUBMITTED BY KYLEIGH KENT Fremont Bank Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the Bay Area’s Fremont Bank, announced its $1.5 million grant to the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation (WHHF) for the new critical care pavilion to enhance emergency care services for the most critically ill residents of the Tri-City communities. Fremont Bank’s Hattie Hyman Hughes and Michael Wallace presented the grant during the “Top Hat” dinner dance at Washington Hospital on October 9, 2010. “With 50,513 patient visits to our ER last year, Washington Hospital has significantly outgrown its current emergency room,” says Nancy Farber, CEO of Washington Hospital Healthcare System (WHHS). “Additionally, our intensive care unit is frequently at capacity due to the high number of critically ill patients that are treated at our hospital.” The Fremont Bank Foundation grant will be paid over six years and will support WHHF’s Critical Care Campaign, a drive to raise $6 million for the critical care pavilion on WHHS campus, located at 2000 Mowry Ave., in Fremont. To date, the campaign has raised $4.4 million. Work on the pavilion will commence in 2013, with completion expected in 2016. “Fremont Bank Foundation’s grant provides crucial support for this vital health care resource in the Tri-City area,” says Demetrious Shaffer, president of WHHF. In recognition of Fremont Bank Foundation’s generosity and in honor of Fremont Bank’s founder, WHHF is naming the pavilion ‘The Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion.’ The critical care family waiting area will be named, ‘The Morris and Alvirda Hyman Family Waiting Area.’ Also, the pavilion’s lobby will be named ‘The Michael J. Wallace/Fremont Bank Lobby,’ in honor of Michael Wallace, vice-chairman of Fremont Bank and long-time board member of

the Washington Township Health Care District. “My father’s wishes were that when a new emergency room was to be built, the bank’s foundation would be part of this very valuable asset to the community and future generations,” says Hattie Hyman Hughes, President of Fremont Bank Foundation. In addition to WHHF’s Capital Campaign, the nearly $162 million for the critical care pavilion is being funded through a variety of sources including proceeds from Measure FF, a voter approved bond measure passed in 2004, and reserves generated from the Hospital’s financial performance.

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Your Weekly Horoscope (10/10 - 10/16) BY MINERVA (AP) LEO: JULY 21 - AUGUST 20 You'll have no power in this situation if you impose your will on it. You could even back off completely. What stands in your way will not yield to pressure. Only time and the actions of others can change this. VIRGO: AUGUST 21 - SEPTEMBER 20 Your impeccable standards set you apart. It's so clear that you expect as much from others as you do from yourself. Unfortunately nothing and nobody ever measures up. It would be so great if you could lighten up. LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 20 Your sense of order has been upset by changes that no one could have foreseen. If you're ready to throw in the towel this is one of those times when caution should reign over impulse; patience my dear, patience. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 21 NOVEMBER 20 Whatever you choose to call it your need for attention has a way of going over the top. In subtle or not

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so subtle ways you keep making this all about you; it isn't. The sooner you figure that out, the better. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 20 Don't sabotage all your good luck by wondering if you deserve it. On so many levels it's about time things went right. Gun shy in the aftermath of one thing after another, it'll be smooth sailing for a while.

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FREE Adult Reading and Writing Classes are offered at the Alameda County Library Tell A Friend Call Rachel Parra 510 745-1480.

BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE Alameda County Bookmobile stops Renew books by phone (510) 790-8096. For more information about the Bookmobile call (510) 745-1477. Tuesday, Oct. 19 2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Cabrillo School, 36700 San Pedro Dr., Fremont 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. California School for the Deaf, 39350 Gallaudet Dr., Fremont 5:25 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. Booster Park, Gable Dr. and McDuff Ave., Fremont 6:25 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Camellia Dr. andCamellia Court, Fremont Wednesday, Oct. 20 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Hillside School, 15980 Marcella St., San Lorenzo 4:30 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. Palomares Hills HOA Clubhouse, 6811 Villareal Dr., Castro Valley 5:25 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Lomond Way and Greenridge Rd., Castro Valley Thursday, Oct. 21 2:45 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Bay School, 2001 Bockman Rd., San Lorenzo 4:05 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Falcon Dr. and Merganser Dr., Fremont 5:20 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Los Robles Apts., 32300 Almaden Blvd., Union City 6:05 p.m. - 6:35 p.m. Mission Gateway Apts., 33215 Mission Blvd., Union City Monday, Oct. 25 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Pioneer School, Blythe St. and Jean Dr., Union City 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Alvarado Elementary, Fredi St. and Smith St., Union City 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Greenhaven Apts., Alvarado Blvd. and Fair Ranch Rd., Union City 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Forest Park School, Deep Creek Rd. and Maybird Cir., Fremont

Tuesday, Oct. 26 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Schilling School, 36901 Spruce St., Newark 3:25 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ash St. and Wells Ave., Newark 4:50 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mariner Park, Regents Blvd. and Dorado Dr., Union City 5:40 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. Sea Breeze Park, Dyer St. and Carmel Way, Union City Wednesday, Oct. 27 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Purple Lotus Buddhist School, 33615 9th St., Union City 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Warm Springs Community Center, 47300 Fernald St., Fremont 5:15 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Jerome Ave. and Ohlones St., Fremont 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Baywood Apts., 4275 Bay St., Fremont Thursday, Oct. 28 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Stellar Academy, 38325 Cedar Blvd., Newark 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Ardenwood School, 33955 Emilia Lane, Fremont 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Weibel School,45135 South Grimmer Blvd., Fremont 5:50 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. Contempo Homes, 4190 Gemini Dr., Union City Milpitas Bookmobile stops Renew books by phone (800) 471-0991. For more information about the Bookmobile call (408) 293-2326 x3060. Wednesday, Oct. 20 2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Pioneer Park, 60 Wilson Way, Milpitas 2:30 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Friendly Village Park, 120 Dixon Landing Rd., Milpitas 3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Foothill School, 1991 Landess Ave., Milpitas Wednesday, Oct. 27 No Service


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No increase for Social Security next year BY STEPHEN CHLEMACHER ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER WASHINGTON (AP), Oct 15 - Another year without an increase in Social Security retirement and disability benefits is creating a political backlash that has President Barack Obama and Democrats pushing to give a $250 bonus to each of the program’s 58 million recipients. The Social Security Administration said Friday inflation has been too low since the last increase in 2009 to warrant a raise for 2011. The announcement marks only the second year without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975. This year was the first. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised to schedule a vote after the Nov. 2 election on a bill to provide one-time $250 payments to Social Security recipients. Obama endorsed the payment, which would be similar to one included in his economic recovery package last year. Obama had pushed for a second payment last fall, but the proposal failed in the Senate when a dozen Democrats joined Republicans on a procedural vote to block it.

Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio, said that if Democrats were serious about a bonus, they would have voted on it before lawmakers went home to campaign for re-election. Barbara Kennelly, a former Democratic congresswoman from Connecticut, applauded Pelosi’s promise to vote on the payments. But, she said, she doesn’t understand why Congress didn’t vote on the bill before recessing for an election in which Democrats are in danger of losing their majorities in both the House and Senate. “I just don’t understand it,” said Kennelly, now president and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. “I don’t care, Republican or Democrat, they say they care about the senior vote. They could’ve done it.” Annual cost-of-living adjustments, or COLAs, are automatically set each year by an inflation measure that was adopted by Congress in the 1970s. Friday’s announcement was triggered by the Labor Department’s release of inflation numbers for September. The report showed that consumer prices are still lower than they were

two years ago, when the last COLA was awarded. The increase for 2009 was 5.8 percent, the largest in 27 years. It was triggered by a sharp but short-lived spike in energy prices to above $4 a gallon in the summer of 2008. When the price of gasoline later fell - to below $2 a gallon - so did the overall inflation rate. Seniors, however, kept their increase in benefits. “They received a nearly 6 percent COLA for inflation that no longer really existed,” said Andrew Biggs, a former deputy commissioner at the Social Security Administration and now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. “It looks bad, but they’re actually not being treated unfairly.” By law, the next increase in benefits won’t come until consumer prices as a whole rise above what they were in the summer of 2008. The trustees who oversee Social Security project that will happen next year. They predict the increase at the start of 2012 will be 1.2 percent. A little more than 58.7 million retirees, disabled Americans and surviving spouses and minor children of enrollees receive So-

cial Security or Supplemental Security Income. Social Security was the primary source of income for 64 percent of retirees who got benefits in 2008. The average Social Security benefit: $1,072 a month. Social Security is supported by a 6.2 percent payroll tax - paid by both workers and employers - on wages up to $106,800. Because there is no COLA, that amount will remain unchanged for 2011. The absence of inflation will be of small comfort to many older Americans whose savings and home values haven’t recovered from the recession. “They are absolutely livid that Congress has bailed out banks, bailed out Wall Street, bailed out big car manufacturers and they didn’t get a COLA,’’ said Mary Johnson, a policy analyst for the Senior Citizens League. “Their costs are going up, and they cannot understand the government’s measure of inflation. They feel it’s rigged.” Betty Dizik, a retired tax preparer and social worker from Tamarac, Fla., said an increase in benefits would help her pay for medicine she can no longer afford to treat continued on page 18


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BY FLOYD WAYNE PHOTOS BY FLOYD WAYNE Chanticleers Theatre, Castro Valley’s oldest community theatre, recently held auditions for their upcoming extravaganza musical “Gypsy.” The team of Al Fink, Michael Keating, and Lori Beth Eisenstadt (director, musical director and choreographer) of last seasons “Fiddler On The Roof,” are

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“Gypsy” (written by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) is based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate show business mother.” Memorable musical numbers include “Small World,” “Everything’s Coming up Roses,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” and “Let Me Entertain You.” “Gypsy” opens on Friday night, October 22 at 8 p.m. Theatregoers attending the show on Friday, October 22, will be treated to Chanticleers’ Opening Night Gala after the show, which includes complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Doors open a half hour prior to performances. Ticket prices are $24 general, $20 students and seniors (55 plus), and a bargain night pricing of $18 for all seats on Friday, October 29. For reservations call (510) 733-5483. “Gypsy” October 22-November 21 (no show on October 31) Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. Chanticleers Theatre 3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley (510) 733-5483 www.chanticleers.org $24 general $20 students and seniors

back to mount another big show. In fact, Director Fink has cast over 25 actors to grace the intimate stage and work behind the scenes at Chanticleers, including multiple members of eight different families from local communities. The Kisch Gallaghers (Oakland), the Bontadellis (Fremont), the Finks and the Webers (Dublin), the Keatings (San Lorenzo), and the Bridgemans, the Jones and the Cowans (Castro Valley) are all in the show. In addition, one of the area’s finest actors and long-time Chanticleers favorite, Charlotte Jacobs, stars as Mama Rose. Stuart Fink plays Herbie, Kathleen Keating portrays Louiseturned-Gypsy, Leah Keating is June, and Zaiah Jones dances up a storm as Tulsa. Dori Robinson (Tessie Tura), Mandy Brown (Mazeppa), and Barbara Gerber Jones (Electra) play the good-at-heart strippers.

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Improving Walking and Biking to Newark Schools SUBMITTED BY SOREN FAJEAU, P.E., SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER October is National Walking Month. Newark is uniquely suited to have high levels of walking and biking, especially for trips to schools. Newark is flat, has a temperate climate, has a complete existing sidewalk network, and has neighborhood-based schools. Increased biking and walking activity can have a dramatic positive impact on the community. Here are some facts and figures that make a compelling case for improving pedestrian and bicycle access to Newark schools. Much

of the below is from the National Center for Safe Routes to School Web page (www.saferoutesinfo.org). • The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone get 30 minutes of physical activity every day and children need another 20 minutes of vigorous activity several days per week. Yet nationally, 78% of young boys and girls fall short of this goal. • In 1969, 42 percent of students walked or biked to school. In 2001, less than 16 percent of students between the ages of 5 and 15 walked or biked to or from school. • Between 1976 and 2004 the percentage of overweight children

aged 6 to 11 years old almost tripled. • Childhood asthma rates more than doubled from 1980 to the mid-1990s and they remain at historically high rates today. Presently, asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic childhood diseases and is a major cause of childhood disability. • Travel to school accounts for up to 26 percent of morning rush hour traffic. • Walking and bicycling to school is associated with higher levels of physical activity throughout the day and greater physical fitness. • Potential benefits of physical activity for youth include:

SUBMITTED BY THE CITY OF FREMONT On October 21, at 10:21 a.m., City of Fremont employees, as well as staff and students from Fremont Unified School District, will join millions of others throughout California to participate in The Great California ShakeOut – the largest earthquake drill in history! This event will be a statewide “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill. At 10:21 a.m., participants are encouraged to immediately drop to the ground, take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and hold onto something sturdy and stay in place until the shaking stops (or the drill ends after 60 seconds). Individuals, neighborhoods, and other organized groups are encouraged to plan their own activities to coincide with the statewide public drill. The official event website offers suggestions for how various types of participants can get involved, including audio and video files, fliers, and other downloadable resources. Visit www.shakeout.org for information or to register your family, neighborhood, school, or business.

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No increase for Social Security next year her kidney disease. At 83, her only source of income is a $1,200 monthly payment from Social Security. “I think seniors are going to be upset because gas has gone up, food has gone up, things in the store are expensive to buy,’’ Dizik said. “Let’s face it, prices are rising and I don’t know how they do the cost of living.” Claire Edelman of Monroe Township, N.J., said she was so hard up that at the age of 83 she applied for a temporary job as a census taker for the 2010 Census. She didn’t get the job, so she gets by on a small pension from her job with the state and a monthly Social Security payment of $1,060. “I can’t understand why the Congress hasn’t seen that there’s been an increase in everything,” Edelman said. “They say that nothing went up last year?” she added. “What’s the matter with them?” —Online: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/cola/

• Weight and blood pressure control • Bone, muscle, and joint health and maintenance • Reduction in the risk of diabetes • Improved psychological welfare • In July 2005, Congress passed federal legislation that established a national Safe Routes to School program. The program dedicates a total of $612 million towards SRTS from 2005 to 2009. The State of California also has a Safe Routes to School Program and between the Federal and State programs, California receives $47.25 million dollars per year to improve access to schools.

The City of Newark is embarking on its first Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. Paid for with a grant from the Alameda County Transportation Commission, the City will develop a plan for a future system of bikeways and walkways that will enable even more kids to access Newark schools without causing traffic congestion and the safety concerns associated with too many parents dropping off kids. Please join us on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Silliman Activity Center, 6800 Mowry Avenue, for a public workshop focused on improving walking and bicycling in Newark.


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$ = Entrance or Activity Fee R= Reservations Required Schedules are subject to change. Call to confirm activities shown in these listings.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Saturday, Oct. 23

Learn kayaking skills

Union City Council Candidates’ Forum

Apple Cider Pressing R

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Turn apples into juice and taste

Quarry Lakes 2250 Isherwood Way, Fremont (888) 327-2757

Meet candidates for city council

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 544-2797

Paddy’s Coffee Shop 3900 Smith St., Union City (510) 324-8572

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Movie Night $

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Skills of the Past $R

Comics Workshop

12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3 p.m.

Create a bag using looping cordage

Making comics for children ages 10 - 18

Quarry Lakes 2250 Isherwood Way, Fremont (888) 327-2757

Milpitas Library 160 North Main St., Milpitas (408) 262-1171

Saturday, Oct. 23

Mantrap, Smithy, and His Wooden Wedding

Niles Essanay Theater 37417 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 494-1411 Saturday, Oct. 23

FIERCE Ecology Fair

Saturday, Oct. 23

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Art of Living

Newark Needs U $R

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

green and environmentally-conscious businesses and organizations

11 a.m.

Breathing techniques for energy, stress relief and focus

Panel discussion on Measure U and trade show

American High School 36300 Fremont Blvd., Fremont www.students-going-green.org

Newark-Fremont Hilton Hotel 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark (510) 744-1000

Union City Branch Library 34007 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 709-9209

Thursday, Oct. 21

Saturday, Oct. 23

Featuring different martial arts schools

BART Hayward Maintenance Complex Project

Kayaking for Folks 50+ $R

Irvington High School Valhalla Theatre

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. New Haven Adult School

Multipurpose Room 600 G. St., Union City (510) 874-7422 amartin@bart.gov Thursday, Oct. 21

Fremont Area Writers Open Mic

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Aspiring writers can read their work

Barnes & Noble 3900 Mowry Ave., Fremont (510) 791-8639 Thursday, Oct. 21

Outdoor Discoveries $R

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learn about earthquakes

Sunol Regional Wilderness 1895 Geary Rd., Sunol (510) 544-3249 Thursday -Sunday, Oct. 21 - 24

Family Carnival $

4 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Thurs. and Fri.) 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Sat.) 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Sun.) Carnival rides, food and more

McCarthy Ranch Marketplace 15 Ranch Dr., Milpitas (408) 262-2613 Thursday, Oct. 21

East Bay Stompers Band

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Dixie, swing and standards

Bronco Billys Pizza 37651 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 914-7304 Thursday, Oct. 21

Community Workshop

6 p.m. Improving walking and biking to Newark Schools

Silliman Activity Center 6800 Mowry Ave., Newark (510) 578-4286 Friday-Saturday, Oct. 22 - 23

Patterson House Fall Candlelight Tours $

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tour the Victorian house by candlelight (not recommend for young children)

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 544-2797 Friday, Oct. 22

Home Compost Demo

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Hands on activities and demos for the entire family

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1401 Friday-Saturday, Oct. 22 - 23

“New Clothes” Women’s Conference $R

7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Sat.) Key speaker Linda Huddleston

Harbor Light Church 4760 Thornton Ave., Fremont (510) 744-2233

Saturday, Oct. 23

Martial Arts Gala $

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41800 Blacow Rd., Fremont (510) 659-2542

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Wednesdays, thru Oct. 27

How to get your book published with Laurie Gibson

Reducing Stress for Caregivers $R

Saturday, Oct. 23

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1401

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Fremont Family Resource Center 39155 Liberty St., Fremont (510) 574-2026

Live Concert

7 p.m. Performance by Aprylle Gilbert

Mission Coffee Roasting House 151 Washington Blvd., Fremont (408) 607-1027 Saturday, Oct. 23

PawTober Fest Charity Open House

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fundraiser to benefit Tri-City Animal Shelter

Fremont Animal Hospital 45962 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont (510) 656-1852 Saturday, Oct. 23

Celebrate the Completion of a Tule Hut

Tuesday, Oct. 26

NASA Science Seminar: Space Exploration

Thursdays through Dec. 4

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Little Women $

Inside look at space exploration and its value to our society

8 p.m., 2 p.m. (Sun.)

Gary Soren Smith Center 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont http://www.ohlone.edu/go/nasa

Douglas Morrison Theatre 22311 N Third St., Hayward (510) 881-6777

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Open Mic

Thursdays Saturdays, through Dec. 14

6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Holiday Members Show

Music performance and art on display

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Essanay Cafe 37533 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 792-0112

Opportunity to purchase original art as holiday gifts

Broadway musical

Green Shutter Gallery 22654 Main St., Hayward (510) 538-2787

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Family activities and walk along the trails

Van Gogh, Gauguin and Beyond

Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon 1999 Walnut Ave., Fremont http://msnucleus.org/watersheds/tule/events.html

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Saturday, Oct. 23

Sundays,

Marsha Holm lectures on the de Young exhibit

Olive Hyde Art Gallery 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 494-4357

Elections Forum

10 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Propositions and candidates for governor

Demystifying Your Child’s School Test Scores

Family Resource Center 39155 Liberty St., Fremont (510) 881-5743 Sunday, Oct. 24

Rope Rendezvous $

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Make your own rope

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 544-2797 Sunday, Oct. 24

Teddy Bear Time $

12 Noon - 1 p.m. Bring your teddy bear and listen to stories

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 544-2797 Sunday, Oct. 24

Ohlone Symphony Orchestra $

2 p.m. Featuring Ross Gershenson, horn soloist

Jackson Theater, Smith Center 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 659-6031 Sunday, Oct. 24

Ohlone Wind Orchestra $

5 p.m. Wind ensemble classics and new music

Jackson Theater, Smith Center 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 659-6031

Through Oct. 30

The Haunted Village $

7 p.m. Understanding what the scores mean

(for parents only) Milpitas Library 160 North Main St., Milpitas (408) 262-1171 Continuing Events:

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Thursdays - Sundays, thru Nov. 14

Days of the Dead 2010: Folk Art for the Third Millennium

3 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Thurs. and Fri.) Noon - 6 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.) Exhibit for Day of the Dead

Meek Mansion 17365 Boston Rd., Hayward (510) 581-0223

3 p.m. – 9 p.m. (10 p.m. sat) weekends; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. weekdays Closed Mondays - Tuesdays, October 11th thru 19th Candle Lighters Ghost House Chadbourne Carriage House 39169 Fremont Blvd., Fremont (510) 796-0595 www.candlelighters.com Through Oct 30

Pirates of Emerson $

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. or later Alameda County Fairgrounds Bernal and Valley Ave., Pleasanton (510) 657-2121 www.piratesofemerson.com

ELECTIONS FORUM Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) is offering an ELECTIONS FORUM in Fremont. Come to learn about ballot propositions related to the state budget and about candidates for governor. Candidates for Fremont City Council are invited. The FORUM is expected to be fun and interactive. The ELECTIONS FORUM is on Saturday, October 23, 2010, 10 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Family Resource Center/Pacific Room, 39155 Liberty St. Suite A110, Fremont Ca. 94538. Entrance to the FORUM, parking and snacks are FREE. For more info, call (510) 881-5743 or email jessica.lehman@cril-online.org

Sunday, Oct. 24

A Hummingbird in your Backyard $

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Story, tour, and hummingbird craft

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3220 Sunday, Oct. 24

Bird Exhibit $

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bird photos from Margo Watson

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3220 Sunday, Oct. 24

Oktoberfest Dance

4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Music, dancing, and traditional German food

Swiss Park 5911 Mowry Ave., Newark (510) 793-6272 Monday, Oct. 25

Link to Jobs Workshop

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Researching companies and industries

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1401 Tuesday, Oct. 26

Publishing 1-2-3

Saturday, October 30 from 8am-3pm St. Christina Orthodox Christian Church 3721 Parish Ave, Fremont www.stchristinaorthodox.org We welcome all our friends and neighbors to join us!


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Through Oct. 30

Friday - Sunday, Oct. 29 - 31

FearOverload Haunted House $

Halloween Spooktacular Haunted Center

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Thurs. and Sun.) 7 p.m. – Midnight (Fri. and Sat.) Be shocked, terrorized, and paralyzed by living haunts

Bayfair Center 15555 E. 14th St., San Leandro www.fearoverload.com

7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Fri.) 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.)

Costume contest for kids, prizes, and activities

Great Mall Entrance 5a 447 Great Mall Dr., Milpitas (408) 956-2033

Carnival games, face painting, candy and haunted house for all ages

Sunday, Oct. 31

Matt Jimenez Community Center 28200 Ruus Rd., Hayward (510) 887-0400

6 – 8 p.m.

Blacksand Manor Free haunted house

Blacksand Manor 5008 Blacksand Rd., Fremont (510) 651-9507

Fridays - Sundays, through Oct. 30

Friday, Oct. 29

Halloween Train $

Halloween Haunt

7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Evening ride through fields and woods

Spooky family fun with games, pumpkin carving, and hike; donate canned food item

Halloween Party with Chatur

(for families with children 12 years and under) Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 544-2797

Ed Levin County Park 3100 Calaveras Rd., Milpitas (408) 262-6980

Mondays-Sundays, Oct. 22 - 30

Saturday, Oct. 30

Milpitas Rotary Pumpkin Patch

Simon Kidgits Club Halloween Celebration

5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Mon. - Thurs.) 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Fri.) 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Sat.) 12 Noon - 8 p.m. (Sun.) Maze, giant slide, face painting and more

Milpitas Unified School Dist. 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas (408) 635-2600 Saturday, Oct. 23

Floating Pumpkin Patch $

1:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Swimming, games, and floating pumpkin patch

Hayward Plunge 24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward (510) 881-6703 Saturday, Oct. 23

5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Miss India contest, Halloween party, and trick-or-treating

ICC Milpitas 525 Coches St., Milpitas www.bollywoodcool.com

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Smith Center Presents! Theatre Department presents A World Premiere of Edward Mast’s “The Time Machine: Love Among the Eloi” Friday and Saturday, October 29-30 Thursday-Saturday, November 4-6 Friday and Saturday, November 12-13 8 p.m. Adapted from H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, “Eloi” focuses on the Avatar-like world of young and athletic inhabitants of the future whose every earthly need is met. Paradise? Time traveler Henry thinks so, until a journey inside their world uncovers a horrific secret. Tickets: Adults $15; seniors and students $12

Halloween Pumpkin Carving $

Noon – 1 p.m. Carve your pumpkin while learning the history of Halloween

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 544-2797 Saturday, Oct. 23

Scarecrow Challenge

5 p.m. Visit “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” plaza and create scarecrow junction Deliver homemade scarecrows to Community Center by Oct. 20

Milpitas Civic Center Plaza 457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas (408) 586-3210

Mission Peak Brass Band Friday, November 5 7:30 p.m. New to Ohlone College this year, the Mission Peak Brass Band, conducted by Tony Clements, brings the British brass band tradition to Ohlone College. The concert will feature music in variety of styles, including “A ‘Carmen’ Fantasy” (based on Bizet’s Opera “Carmen”), Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” and other light classics. Tickets: $10 General / $5 Students and seniors Smith Center at Ohlone College 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont (510) 659-6031 boxoffice@ohlone.edu www.smithcenter.com

Sunday, Oct. 24

Halloween Fun and Games $

5 p.m. Proceeds benefit LOV’s Thanksgiving Day meal program

Fremont Elks Lodge 38991 Farwell Dr., Fremont (510) 793-5683 Sunday, Oct. 24

Oktoberfest!

4 – 8 p.m. Dance to the continental sounds of Karl Lebherz Band

Swiss Park 5911 Mowry Ave., Newark (510) 793-6272 Friday-Saturday, Oct. 29 - 30

The Unhaunted House: Alice in Wonderland $

6 p.m. - 10 p.m., 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Travel through the looking glass and enjoy crafts, storytelling, and treats

Sulphur Creek Nature Center 1801 D Street, Hayward (510) 881-6700 Friday - Sunday, Oct. 29 - 31

Delaware Drive Scare: Insane Asylum

7 p.m. - Midnight Accepting donations for UNICEF and canned food for the Tri-City Food Bank

4307 Delaware Drive, Fremont http://DelawareDriveScare.webs.com Friday, Oct. 29

Trick or Treat on Safety Street $

6 – 10 p.m. Snacks, activities, carnival booths, jump house and more

Centerville Community Center 3355 Country Dr., Fremont (510) 494-4344 Friday, Oct. 29

Halloween Salsa Party $

7 p.m. - Midnight Salsa instruction and dancing, and Halloween martinis

Massimos Restaurant 5200 Mowry Ave., Fremont (510) 792-2000 www.massimos.com

Mission San Jose High School has just received confirmation that they have been invited to participate in Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee festival on New Year’s Day in London, England. Because it is the Queen’s fiftieth year as the reigning monarch, the Lord Mayor of Westminster, England will visit Fremont to personally present the invitation to the choir and band. The Lord Mayor and her entourage will be at Mission San Jose High School on November 1. Congratulations to MSJHS on this honor!

Master composter training program Accepting applications for class of 2011

SUBMITTED BY ZACHARY DEVINE The Santa Clara County Master Composter Training Program is accepting applications for its 2011 class. People interested in the program are encouraged to submit their applications by November 1, 2010. The Master Composter Training Program is a volunteer-based educational program designed to spread the word about the fun and benefits of backyard composting in Santa Clara County. Composting yard waste and food scraps is an effective way to reduce waste, benefit local soil, conserve water and protect storm water from pollutants. Residents can become change agents in this process by participating in this training program. The classes are offered one evening a week and a few Saturdays over a ten-week period. Participants receive training, all materials and expert instruction for just $50. This fee includes materials for participants to build

their own worm/compost bin. After graduation, volunteers are obligated to contribute a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service in the county. Volunteers provide various types of support including creating table displays and staffing tables at fairs and events, starting school programs, teaching classes about different types of composting and helping at compost bin sales. The Master Composter classes will train volunteers to work with confidence. Master Composters also meet monthly to share information and hear from guest speakers. The Master Composter Training Program is a great forum in which to meet people with shared interests, make new friends, do something good for the planet and help make the local community a more sustainable place to live and work. The application deadline is November 1, 2010. Classes will begin in January 2011. For more information and an application form to enroll in the program, visit www.ReduceWaste.org.

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Broncos trample Bears BY KEVIN YIN PHOTOS BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW

on the next play on an eight-yard, off-tackle run, and the ensuing two point conversion made the

board after Pohndorf hit wide receiver Danny Casa on quick slant that Casa ran all the way to the

score 32-0 with 6:08 still remaining in the first period. Bears quarterback Chris Pohndorf was intercepted at the Bears 33 yard line on their next drive, setting up the most sensational of the Broncos many scores on the day. The Broncos ran Hurtado on a sweep around the right, but the Bears defense seemed to have the play. Hurtado quickly disabused them of that notion, breaking two tackles, and then bouncing right off a horde of Bears defenders trying to bring him down. Hurtado then dashed to the near empty left side of the field, stiff-arming the only remaining Bears defender between him and the end zone, bringing the lead to 40-0 as the first quarter came to a close. The rest of the game seemed to be merely a formality. The Bears managed to get on the

Broncos’ 1 yard line. Pohndorf scored on a quarterback keeper on the next play, but the two point conversion failed, making the score 40-6. Later in the second half, Pohndorf hit Justin Binderup on a long pass play for the Bears’ second score. Hurtado finished the game with three rushing touchdowns. Carbonel scored two touchdowns, one on a run, and another on a 30 yard fumble return. Montoya didn’t manage to score, but he was effective on the few pass plays the Broncos ran, hitting receivers with sharp, accurate passes. After the game, Broncos head coach Jamie Cruz praised the play of his talented playmakers. “They’re good players. They’re coachable, they work hard, they’re just tough,” Cruz said. “What can you do? They’ve got talent.” Cruz also spoke about one of the few drawbacks of having so many gifted athletes on one team: the logistics of getting them all involved. “I try to spread the ball out to everybody,” Cruz said. “That’s the hardest part of my job, getting the ball to every player. I just do the best I can.” With the win, the Broncos improve their record to a division-best 5-1. The Bears fall to 24. Next Saturday, the Bears face the Patriots, while the Broncos take on the Jets.

If ever there was a game that demonstrated the efficacy of mercy rules, this one was it. In Fremont Football League action on Saturday morning, Oct. 16, the Broncos defeated the Bears 66-14. The game was stopped at the end of the third quarter on account of the league’s mercy rule. It was evident right at the outset that it would be a rough morning for the Bears. On the opening kickoff, the Broncos executed a perfect on-side kick, recovering the ball at the Bears 30 yard line. Then, on their first play

from scrimmage, the Broncos scored on a 30 yard stretch run to the right by Brycen Carbonel. The successful two-point conversion made the score 8-0 just nine seconds into the game. Things only went downhill for the Bears from there. The Bears fumbled on each of their first two offensive possessions, with the Broncos recovering both and capitalizing on both turnovers be scoring touchdowns. Just three minutes into the game, the score was 24-0. On their next possession, the Bears turned the ball over on downs at the Bronco’s 32 yard line. Broncos quarterback Jordan Montoya then hit Kaleen Abubakari on a slant route that Abubakari advanced 40 yards to the Bears’ 8 yard line. Bears running back Devin Hurtado scored

BY BIFF JONES Milpitas High School Trojans traveled to Wilcox High School Chargers of Santa Clara last Friday, Oct. 15, for a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League, De Anza Division encounter. Milpitas, a young team with only 10 seniors, is trying to qualify for the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs so they can defend their 2009 Division I (large schools by enrollment) Championship. After Wilcox returned the opening kickoff to midfield, Milpitas held the Chargers to a threeand-out punt and started its first possession on the Milpitas 25 yard line. Trojan’s first play from scrimmage saw junior wide receiver Jordan Lockett break off a 65-yard run to the Wilcox 10 yard line where it was first and goal. However, the Charger defense held and Milpitas’ Ramiro Ceja kicked a 30 yard field goal to give the Trojans a 3-0 lead with two minutes gone in the

first quarter. Ensuing drive by Wilcox saw the hosts move the ball to the Milpitas 16 yard line where they had fourth and inches. On the next play, the Chargers not only got the first down, but they got a 16 yard touchdown run by Michael Roman. Point after made it 7-3 at the 5:35 mark of quarter one. Second quarter saw the teams trade punts before Milpitas junior quarterback Tony Sauceda attempted a pass from his own 37 yard line and Wilcox cornerback Kris Dipko intercepted it and returned it to the Trojan 2. From there, Roman ran it in for his second score and the PAT made it 143 with 5:24 to play in the half. Following another Sauceda interception, Wilcox picked up a first down at their own 49 before Charger quarterback, Nick Morehead hit running back Jordan Gibson with a 51 yard scoring pass at the 4:43 mark to increase the lead to 21-4.

Not content to sit on a 17 point first half lead, Wilcox held Milpitas to a three-and-out punt and on the Chargers next offensive play, Morehead found wide receiver, Conor Dunn with a 53yard touchdown pass. This gave Wilcox a 28-3 lead at 3:03 of the second quarter and into halftime. Milpitas received the second half kickoff and Trojan senior wide receiver Dela Harlley returned it 99 yards for a TD. However, senior Michael Garcia’s point after was blocked and the score was now 28-9. After Milpitas again held Wilcox to another three-and-out following the kickoff, the Trojans turned the momentum back to the Chargers when Milpitas was called for a 15 yard roughing the kicker penalty to give Wilcox a first down near midfield. Not letting an opportunity get away, the Chargers drove the 50-plus yards for another score and a 35-9 lead at 7:52 of the third. With 3:52 to go in the third Harlley intercepted a Morehead pass and returned it to the Wilcox 2 yard line from where Sauceda scored on a quarterback sneak. Sauceda then connected with junior wide receiver Rodney McKenzie for a two-point conversion to cut the lead to 35-17. That is how the game would continued on page 23


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end as Milpitas record fell to 3-21 overall and 1-2 in league. Next week the Trojans host undefeated Palo Alto High School at 7:30 p.m. According to Milpitas Head Coach Kelly King, “We play well against Palo Alto. Our last three games (at Gunn of Palo Alto and home to Saratoga and Los Altos) will define our season.” On Thursday, Oct. 14, California School for the Deaf Eagles hosted Bay Football League rival, Valley Christian High School of Dublin. After starting the season 4-0 in non-league play, the Eagles dropped its league opener 23-0 to the Harker School of San Jose. With a week off to regroup, CSD hoped to rebound but instead ran into a buzz saw and fell to VC, 55-6. Only score for CSD came on a 17-yard TD pass from Carlos Lopez to Steve La. Eagles are now 4-2, 0-2 and travel to CSD Riverside next Saturday, Oct. 23.

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Moreau Catholic High School Mariners hosted Bay Shore Athletic League (BSAL) rival Albany High School, last Friday, Oct. 15, and came away with a 65-14 thrashing of the visitors. Senior running back, Joey Fiandor led Moreau with three, first-quarter touchdowns. Michael Truong also ran for 99 yards on seven carries. Mariners are now 4-1-1, 2-1 and will host BSAL opponent St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School of Vallejo this Friday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Hayward High School Farmers traveled to Burrell Field last Friday to play Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) foe San Leandro High School. In a game that was decided in the last minute of play, the Farmers fell 28-27 as San Leandro completed a 34-yard touchdown pass with 58 seconds left in the game. Hayward was led by John Hughes who gained 53 yards on 11 carries and also caught a 48yard TD pass. Farmers are now 3-

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3, 2-1 and travel across town this Friday to take on HAAL and city rival Tennyson High School Lancers, 3:30 p.m. at Prince-Serrano Stadium. Last Saturday, Oct. 16, Tennyson traveled to San Lorenzo High School Rebels in an HAAL contest and improved to 4-2, 2-1 as they defeated the Rebels, 41-22. Lancers were led by quarterback Pablo Magallanes who was 9-14 passing with two interceptions and a touchdown. Larry Lloyd rushed for 53 yards on six carries. Also last Saturday, Mt. Eden High School Monarchs were to have visited HAAL’s Bishop O’Dowd High School of Oakland. However, the Monarchs forfeited the game and saw their losing streak reach 10 over the last two years. Mt. Eden’s forfeit dropped them to 0-6, 0-3 for 2010. This Friday, the Monarchs are scheduled to host Castro Valley High School at 3:45 p.m. in league play.

Eagles rout Kennedy to highlight week 6 of MVAL Football BY JEFF WEISINGER PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW For the second time this season, the American High Eagles lit up the scoreboard for more than 50 points in their 57-0 blowout of the John F. Kennedy High Titans. American’s (3-4, 2-1 Mission Valley Athletic League) blowout was sparked by Tyrell Lockett’s

with 1:04 left in the game. American will look to climb back to .500 on the season when they take on the struggling Newark Memorial High Cougars on Friday night, Oct. 22. Irvington 40, Mission San Jose 6 In a battle of two of the “bottom-of-the-well” teams in the MVAL, the Irvington Vikings notched their first win, routing the Mission San Jose Warriors

yard out. Irvington takes on the MVALundefeated James Logan High Colts team, who is coming off their bye week, on Saturday night, Oct. 23. Washington 47, Newark Memorial 16 Washington’s climb back from the nightmarish 0-4 start took another step forward Saturday night when the Huskies defeated the originally favored Newark

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pair of touchdown passes and his one rushing score against a Kennedy team that has yet to score in MVAL play. Shawn Wong also had a pair of short rushing scores as the Eagles took an impressive 39-0 lead at the half. Wong also had a 49-yard receiving touchdown from Lockett, who also tossed a 78-yard score to Max Basilio in the first half. The Titans’ (2-5, 0-3 MVAL) struggles began from the very beginning as the Titans fumbled the ball away on its first two possessions, and fumbled again inside the Eagles five-yard line, of which Dionte Turner returned 95 yards

40-6 on Thursday night. Irvington (1-6, 1-2 MVAL) benefited from a rushing game that racked up a combined 183 yards on the ground with 84 yards through the air by quarterback Ariel Hercik, including a 77-yard touchdown pass to Raeshawn Lee to open the scoring for the Vikes. Lee would also have a 72-yard rushing touchdown and a seven-yard receiving score as the Vikings outscored the Warriors 26-0 in the second quarter. MSJ (1-5, 0-2 MVAL) avoided what would have been their fourth shutout of the season when Joey Cantrell scored from a

Memorial Cougars 47-16 at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium in Fremont. The 29-point loss is the worst for Newark Memorial (3-3, 1-1 MVAL) on the season, who were considered a favorite in the running for the MVAL at the beginning of the year. The Huskies (3-4, 3-0 MVAL) notched their third straight win in the 29-point blowout as they look for another trip to the NCS playoffs, despite beginning the season 0-4. Washington returns to action on Oct. 30 after their upcoming bye week, when they take on the rising American Eagles.

Tri-City Thunder takes second SUBMITTED BY ANTHONY LYNCH Tri-City Thunder, a U-11 AAU basketball team, took part in the Bay City Basketball Fall Tournament in Pacifica over the weekend of Friday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 17, and collected a second–place finish. Despite playing shorthanded with only six players available, the Thunder displayed great heart and were rewarded for their workmanlike effort. In the tournament opener, the Thunder battled host club Bay City Elite and fell by a 35-21 margin. A sluggish start proved costly as the Thunder trailed early and was unable to string together enough defensive stops or buckets to stay within striking range. Kristian Jordan led the Thunder

with seven points, while Andrew Gaspar and Koby Silva each tallied four points. In their second game of the tournament, the Thunder won a thriller over the BAAS Dragons Black by a score of 26-24. After jumping out to a 7-1 lead, the Thunder went cold and trailed at halftime 11-9. A slow start to the second half saw the Dragon lead increase to 22-14, before the Thunder turned up the defensive intensity and clawed their way back into the game. Tyler Lynch was the hero as he nailed his fourth, 3-pointer of the game which proved to be the gamewinning bucket. He finished with a team high 12 points, whi In the final game of the day, the Thunder matched up with the BAAS Dragons Red with a second place finish on the line. After a

competitive opening 15 minutes that saw the score tied at 10-10, Jordan Aguana dished off three consecutive assists and the Thunder finished with a 7-0 burst to take a 17-10 lead into halftime. In the second half, the Thunder continued to take advantage of the momentum swing and pushed the lead to 20 points, before cruising to a 38-26 finish. Lynch drained three more treys to again lead all scorers with 11, while Pabalate added nine in addition to his monster rebounding haul. Gaspar and Silva each added seven points in a balanced scoring attack that proved to be the Thunder’s most complete effort of the early season. With their 2-1 finish, the Thunder improved to 4-2 for the 2010-2011 AAU campaign.

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MVU adds to unbeaten streak SUBMITTED BY ELLIE ORR Mission Valley United’s U-13 girls travel soccer team had two tough games over the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Oct. 17, but managed to continue its unbeaten streak. On Saturday, MVU played the Santa Cruz Breakers and resulted in a 0-0 tie after playing a very aggressive match. In the first half, MVU’s passing was to feet and controlled much more than it has been in previous games. In the second half, MVU lost their rhythm just a little bit but still played a very firm game. Then on Sunday, MVU played against the MVLA Cobras. Despite the slippery conditions due to the rain, MVU continued to make crisp passes and maintain a strong defensive formation that surrendered no goals. Although the team did not score any goals they never stopped trying to create offensive chances. Conceding no goals, but also scoring no goals for both games, MVU had a tough weekend and continues to preserve the team’s undefeated streak.

BY SANJNA SHUKLA Mission Valley United U-16 girls soccer team fell 5-1 to the De Anza Freedom on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Central Park in Fremont. The United got off to a rough start as the Freedom scored within the first five minutes of the game. MVU came back hard and for the next 20 minutes, the game took place in midfield. United was not able to hold up towards the end of the first half and the Freedom snuck another one into the net. At halftime, MVU was down 2-0. Mission Valley started the second half with a desire to win, and the team got much more aggressive. This aggressiveness, however, backfired and United was penalized with several fouls. The team was not able to string together more than a couple passes, and Freedom had majority possession. Freedom caught the defense flat-footed multiple times,

and scored two back-toback goals within 10 minutes. Midway through the second half, De Anza had an uncontested cross and was able to capitalize with a fifth goal. Although United’s morale was down, the team was not going to let Freedom walk away with a shutout. In the last minutes of the game, Hannah Joss of MVU was able to penetrate the Freedom defense and blasted one right past the keeper. That was the last goal of the game, and the final score was 5-1. On Sunday, United was back at Central Park and prepared to play in the pouring rain. This game, against Central Valley Revolution, was the second time the two teams have met this season. Last time, the two teams got a little too aggressive, and a few yellow cards were handed out. At the last match-up, Central Valley beat out United and United was determined to win on their home turf. Possession was relatively equivalent for the game, but Mission Valley took many more shots than Revolution did. Revolution got the sole goal of the game off of a corner kick. MVU’s goalkeeper came out to grab the ball in the air, but a much taller Revo-

lution player rammed into the ball, knocking the keeper down. The ball made it into the net, but MVU players were adamant that the play was a foul, and the goal should be annulled. However, the referee did not see a foul, and after a brief discussion with the assistant referee, declared that the ruling held. After the goal early in the first half, MVU went into attacking mode. Both teams were looking to get into their attacking half, and the majority of the game took place in midfield. The game began looking like the previous match-up between the two teams as foul after foul was called. Midway through the second half, a yellow card was handed to a Revolution player after an exceptionally rough play. United had many more shots on goal, but most went wide, or hit off the crossbar. Revolution had only two shots in the second half, both of which were unsuccessful. Although the team did not have a stellar weekend, it proved that it was not an easy opponent. The aggressive team didn’t have luck on their side when it came to shooting, but they made the opponents stay on their toes for the entire game. Next up for United is a match against the San Francisco Valkyries on Nov. 6.

Prep girls tennis, volleyball recap BY DAVID J. NICOLAS A doubles team decided a match between two Hayward Area Athletic League powerhouses. Moreau Catholic edged Bishop O’Dowd 4-3 at Lake Merritt College in Oakland. It was the Dragon’s first loss in HAAL competition. They are 8-1. Jennifer Budd of Bishop O’Dowd defeated Jana Lee 6-0, 6-2. Nicole Dawang of Moreau Catholic beat Kristina Lorch 6-4, 7-5. Moreau Catholic’s Lisa Wilson earned a win against Tori Beverly 6-0, 7-5. Bishop O’Dowd’s Zoe Karanfilian and Justine Angeles defeated Delani Dumpit and Gabby Blanco 7-5, 6-4. Eleanor Labarbera and Marissa Phelan of Moreau Catholic beat Megan Crayton and Xoni Chrys 6-3, 64. Vergara and Tricia Dones lost to Bishop O’Dowd’s Sonia Rodrigues and Trinity Wardle of Bishop O’Dowd 6-4, 6-4. The Mariners improve to 7-2 against HAAL opponents. Milpitas swept Santa Clara in its early-week match. Cupertino lost to Milpitas 2-5. Milpitas improves its overall record to 11-5. Newark Memorial was swept on its home courts by Irvington. Irvington’s Sarena Bui beat Ashley Xa 6-2, 6-1. Aparna Dhinakaran defeated Newark’s Ashley Steele 6-2, 6-2. Evangel Penumaka lost to Congrui Lin of

Irvington 6-1, 6-1. Newark’s Danicka Roldan was defeated by Tanveer Malhi 6-0, 6-3. Irvington’s Vida Bao and Jamie Lagman were the winners against Sonam Babu and Tammy Nguyen in a set that ended 6-0, 6-0. Mane Ohanyan-Shilpa Sharma beat Newark’s Karinna Felix and Megan Bravo 6-1, 6-2. Irvington’s Heta Patel and Abigail Gracia beat Henna Bianchini-Mirium Arteaga 6-2, 6-2. Mission San Jose retained its perfect record against Mission Valley Athletic League opponents by winning against Irvington 6-1. Mission’s Leslie Chan won against Sarena Bui 6-0, 6-1. Audrey Huang beat Irvington’s Aparna Dhinakaran 6-0, 6-1. Irvington’s Congrui Lin lost to Sarbanari Bhahacharjee 6-2, 6-3. Raashi Goyal of Mission won against Tanveer Malhi 6-4, 6-1. Mission’s Dora Do and Elizabeth Av earned a win against Vida Bao and Sarina Utamsing 6-3, 6-3. Sohana Kribakaran and Sonia Fan were winners against Irvington’s Mane Ohanyan-Shilpa Sharma 6-3, 6-3. Aneestra Desav and Indu Subbaraj lost against Abigail Garcia-Jamie Lagman def. M 3-6,6-1,7-6 (7-4). Irvington is now 4-3 in league play. Volleyball American went 1-1 in its matches last week. Washington (11-5 overall, 4-1 MVAL) swept the Eagles 3-0 on the Eagles’

BY GARY VAN DEN HEUVEL Soccer: Coach Jan Nordmo’s Ohlone men’s soccer team got back on a roll after going winless the previous week, winning twice in two contests over visiting Gavilan College (by a 4-1 score) and Skyline (3-1 in a road game). With the Renegades’ leading offensive player George Mayer II seeing limited playing time due to

home court. But American bounced back in its second match of the week against Kennedy, beating the Titans 25-20, 25-19, 25-18. This win snapped American’s four-game losing streak. The team is now 10-6 overall and 3-4 against MVAL teams. Kennedy also lost to Mission San Jose 13-25, 15-25, 20-25, 10-25. This was Kennedy’s 11th consecutive loss and seventh straight loss against MVAL opponents. The team is winless against league teams this season. Mission San Jose is 4-3 in league and 7-8 overall. Irvington swept New Memorial 3-0. Irvington moves to a 143 overall and 5-1 against MVAL teams. The Vikings have won four of the last five matches. Castro Valley of Hayward Athletic League went 2-0 last week. The team defeated Arroyo 3-1 and swept Tennyson 3-0. Castro Valley improved its HAAL record to 6-2 and its overall record to 12-7. Moreau Catholic lost its first match of the week to Bishop O’Dowd 0-3. The Mariners swept San Lorenzo 3-0 later in the week. Hayward was swept by San Leandro 12-25, 10-25, 15-25. San Leandro also won its second match against Mt. Eden 25-18, 25-18, 25-14. San Leandro is 10-8 overall and 5-3 against HAAL teams.

an injury sustained against Evergreen, Carlos Contreras picked up the slack in a big way against Gavilan, with a whopping four goals. He netted Ohlone’s first in the third minute of the game on a rebound goal off a fumbled save by Gavilan’s keeper. Fifteen minutes later, Contreras was visiting the Gavilan goal again. This time he was dragging two defenders with him, before he niftily stopped at the top of the goal box, and scooped the ball over the head of the goalie. Contreras scored once more in the first half off an assist by David Kulhanek. After Gavilan got on the scoreboard in minute 78, Contreras capped the scoring by powering the ball past goalie Christian Maravilla. Continued on page 31


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PUBLISHER EDITOR IN CHIEF William Marshak DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Sharon Marshak PRODUCTION/GRAPHIC DESIGN Ramya Raman ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Mona Shah

Definitions

EDUCATION Miriam G. Mazliach GOVERNMENT Simon Wong PROTECTIVE SERVICES Meenu Gupta

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n order to adequately define or explain anything, context is critical. Without a common understanding of language or basis of comparison, definitions often suffer intellectual isolation. For instance, the definition of an “automobile” can take many forms based on its basic function, mechanics, locomotion and how that relates to the environment, other forms of transportation and infrastructure supporting movement. What was commonly known as an automobile in the early to mid twentieth century is a distant memory of today’s definition which includes different power sources and accessories. While the basic definition may still have relevance, it has expanded to such a degree that much of the lexicon either didn’t exist or was not in common usage even a few decades ago. The term “hybrid” was common in horticulture, but gas or diesel was still the primary focus of transportation. Electric cars were a novelty, simply prototypes without significant practical application except as golf carts. Automobiles are not the only thing changing rapidly in the world of transportation. In the Tri-City area, we are in the midst of dynamic events that will

create significant changes to our communities in the near future. Current construction of the BART tunnel under Lake Elizabeth and Central Park is a visual cue to a new role for the area. Instead of a mass transit terminus, BART’s connection to San Jose will shift the perception and reality of Fremont and the Southeast Bay. Fremont and Milpitas stations will become part of a continuous path, increasing access, changing commuting and lifestyle dynamics. This is a shift of large magnitude and brings many positive aspects as well as some negatives. More people and traffic will flow to as well as through our cities. Decisions influencing the amount and type of growth that will accompany the new stations will have profound impacts, much more than the controversial A’s stadium. No longer will Fremont and the greater Tri-City area be considered a gap between San Jose and the East Bay, rather part of a continuum. Union City’s Intermodal Station will increase the focus on the Southeast Bay as well. With projected increases of Capitol Corridor traffic and connections to other forms of transportation, this hub will play a major role in the near future. As each piece of the transportation puzzle is put in place, pressure for expansion and redefinition of this area’s role in Bay Area commerce will intensify. Revisiting the Dumbarton Rail alternative would not be surprising in

such an atmosphere of change. Already positioned in an ideal geographical nexus, increased access will continue to elevate the importance of our cities well beyond the Bay Area. High speed rail connections will simply intensify that focus. In light of these developments, it is the time for Southeast Bay Area governments to solidify connections with each other; to confirm and augment regional aspects of growth. As an emerging powerhouse, it would be appropriate for mayors of local cities to convene a workshop to explore and coordinate economic development projects in progress and envisioned as a regional coordinated effort. A paradigm shift is coming and we have an opportunity to write our own definitions within it. Will our leaders respond and define this change or will they be content to wait for the future to shape definitions of its own?

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Letter to the Editor

Message to Sunol Glen USD & Community As the Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, I would like to extend my congratulations to Sunol Glen USD for its exceptional 2009-10 student achievement results. An increase of 23 API points in one year is an extraordinary accomplishment, and places the District’s standardized test scores rank among the highest in Alameda County. In such a difficult and unstable economic environment, I would also like to commend the District for remaining fiscally responsible with an approved budget, despite severe funding reductions from the State. This is a testament to the guidance and leadership of both the existing Board of Trustees, as well as the current Superintendent, Molly Barnes. At a time when districts throughout California are facing unprecedented challenges, Sunol Glen

SPORTS Giovanni Albanese Jr.

USD has risen above the financial obstacles and shown a remarkable ability to thrive. This is indeed cause for celebration. I would like to caution the District, however, that maintaining the current levels of enrollment and attendance are critical to preserving the fiscal solvency of the District. As both an oversight agency and as the fiscal advisor to the District, the Alameda County Office of Education does not support any prospective plans to reduce enrollment from its current levels. This will have a severe impact on the District’s budget, requiring immediate reductions and adversely affecting the educational landscape of the District. With funding reductions projected to continue for several more years, the most effective approach to safeguarding the District’s success is

WEB MASTER RAMAN CONSULTING Venkat Raman

to protect and maintain the current student enrollment. The two incumbent members of the Board of Trustees, Guin Van Dyke and Don Ball, have my full support as they focus on maintaining enrollment and continuing to guide this flourishing school. In these uncertain times, I am very pleased that Sunol Glen USD serves our students with high academic standards, top quality educators, and dedicated leadership. Best of luck in your continuing endeavors.

LEGAL COUNSEL Stephen F. Von Till, Esq.

Sheila Jordan Alameda County Superintendent of Schools

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Government Briefs City Council summaries do not include all business transacted at the noted meetings. These outlines represent selected topics and actions. For a full description of agendas, decisions and discussion, please consult the website of the city of interest: Fremont (www.ci.fremont.gov), Hayward (www.hayward-ca.gov), Milpitas (www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov), Newark (www.ci.newark.ca.us), Union City (www.ci.union-city.ca.us).

Fremont City Council Fremont City Council October 12, 2010 Mr. Robert Byer was introduced as Interim Director of Community Development Consent: Determine expenditures for Redevelopment Agency housing funds outside Redevelopment Project Areas is of benefit for re-

development and is eligible for Redevelopment funding. (Redevelopment Agency and City Council) Bay Street Parking Lot entry sign contract award to Young Electric Sign Company, Inc. in the amount of $108,500. Redevelopment Agency: Approve Centerville Frame-

work Plan to explore shared parking and formation of a parking district. Conceptual approval of proposed urban design guidelines and include Fremont Boulevard improvements in the next round of CIP funding. Scheduled Items: General Plan amendment allowing change from Open Space

Union City City Council Union City City Council October 12, 2010 Proclamations and Presentations October 15, 2010 recognized as “White Cane Safety Day”. October 24, 2010 recognized as “End Polio Now Day”. Presentation about the Route 84 Niles Canyon Safety Improvement Project by Caltrans. The project is scheduled to last from December 2010 until 2014. Total capital cost is $36M. The project will be

funded by the State Highway Operations and Protection Program. Food Scrap Recycling for Business Program - during the program’s first year (starting July 2009) almost 40 local businesses took advantage of the new service and low rates subsidized by the city. Participants include Rose Garden and Pho Pasteur. More than 600 tons a year of food scraps and other organic material have been diverted. Consent Calendar Amended Conflict of Interest

Code of non-elected officials and designated employees of Union City. Several positions were eliminated and new ones added. Awarded contract to Central Tow and All-ways Tow for the police rotational towing and nonexclusive police towing franchise. City Manager Reports Received a status report on Station District projects and provided comments on the East Plaza, interim pedestrian promenade and pedestrian connection to the Shelton property. The

findings that the city has complied with the Mitigation Fee Act (AB 1600) in respect of development project fees. As of June 30, 2010, deposits amounted to $83,018 with no identified refunds to developers. Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Godbe Research, Inc. in the maximum amount of $52,000 for two surveys to gauge community satisfaction with the city’s delivery of services and, therefore, assist the city with priorities and long-term financial planning. Creation of Council-Appointed Officers Committee (COAC) for managing formal oversight and accountability of the City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk who are all employees of, and report directly to, the Council. COAC will assist the Mayor and Council rather than relive them of their responsibility. Public Hearing Introduced an ordinance prohibiting use of polystyrene foam disposable food service ware and use of recyclable or compostable food service ware with a deadline

of July 2012 for compliance and written encouragement to Chabot-La Positas College and Hayward Unified School District to participate. Public Comments Miriam Lens, City Clerk, announced that Monday, October 18, 2010, is the last day to register to vote in the November 2, 2010 election. US citizens, aged 18 years or older, are eligible to vote and must register to appear on the official list of voters. Voters must re-register if they have moved, changed name or changed political party. Tuesday, October 26, 2010, is the last day for the Alameda County Registrar of Voters to receive written requests for a “Vote by Mail” Ballot. Alameda County “Vote by Mail” ballots may be placed in the ballot box in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 777 B Street, Hayward. Mayor Michael Sweeney – Yes Barbara Halliday – Yes Olden Henson – Yes Marvin Peixoto – Yes Bill Quirk – Yes Mark Salinas – Yes Francisco Zermeno - Yes

Hayward City Council Hayward City Council October 12, 2010 Business Recognition Award for October 2010 presented to Eden Jewelry & Loan Co, Mission Boulevard, Hayward. Work Session Reviewed and considered options for regulation of Hand-Cart Vendors. An official vote was not required. Only Councilman Zermeno was in favor of proceeding. Council directed staff not to take the matter further due to lack of consensus. Consent Adopted resolution of participation in the Institute for Local Government’s Beacon Award: Local Leadership toward Solving Climate Change. The Beacon Award program recognizes jurisdictions that reduce greenhouse gases and energy use, adopt policies and programs addressing climate change and promote sustainability. Hayward’s Climate Action Plan and environmental efforts include “best practices,” per eligibility criteria for consideration for the Beacon Award. Accepted report and adopted

Fremont Unified School Board meeting report Later start time for high schools to begin next fal

PHOTO AND STORY BY BY MIRIAM G. MAZLIACH The following are highlights from the Fremont Unified School District board meeting held on October 13. Superintendent’s Report: Livia Thomas, the Title I Specialist at Grimmer Elementary, was announced as Alameda County Teacher of the Year at a special ceremony held on October 7. Superintendent Morris congratulated her on this wonderful honor on behalf of the Fremont community. (Thomas’ accomplishments were featured in two recent Tri-City Voice articles published on June 8 and October 12.) Another district employee, Cynthia Eborall, was recognized for her dedication and efforts. Eborall was named CSEA’s (California School Employees Association) Para-Educator of the Year for California. For over 22 years, Eborall, who is presently at Walters Junior High, has been helping Special Education students in the classroom. “To be sensitive to their needs and build up their self-esteem is a very important

part of the job,” says Eborall. She further elaborated on how she assists students in her classroom. “I work with the teacher on each student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP), which at all

Cynthia Eborall, CSEA Para-Educator of the Year

times is kept confidential. We teach science and math in my class and I work as directed by the classroom teacher. I also implement the lesson plans and give my input into what we can do to build the foundation for success for each student,” added Eborall. At last week’s special Board meeting, Superintendent Morris

noted that Bill Stephens, the Assistant Superintendent for Business would be retiring at the end of the calendar year. His financial expertise has helped guide FUSD through this period of budget woes. Student school leadership members (SURF Board) heard a presentation on “Youth Court,” which is a student diversion program strategy used in other communities. Fremont may consider implementing it at some future time and more talks are planned. On Thursday, October 21, City of Fremont employees and FUSD staff and students will join other Californians in participating in “The Great California ShakeOut” – the largest earthquake drill in history. Consent Calendar: In line with the recent California State Assembly, who proclaimed the second week of October as Disability History Week, the FUSD Board and Staff heard from representatives of the disabled community and later adopted a resolution proclaiming the second week in October as Disability History Week in Fremont. Continued on page 31

to Low Density Residential of a portion of a 5.5-acre site adjacent to St. Joseph’s Cemetery, a Fremont Register Resource. HARB recommended denial, but the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of a revised project that would allow 16 homes on the land. Referrals:

Councilmember Chan: Make City of Fremont a “Let’s Move!” city Councilmember Chan: Ask for a Healthy Eating Active Living City resolution Mayor Bob Wasserman Aye Vice Mayor Bob Wieckowski Aye Anu Natarajan Aye Bill Harrison Aye Sue Lee Chan Aye

streets are under construction for Phase 1 and 65 percent of the construction documents are complete for Phase 2. Funding is through grants and matching agency funds. Good of the Order Manny Fernandez noted that loitering is increasing in front of businesses in the city. He requested Council and the Police Department to do what they could to discourage it. Carol Dutra-Vernaci attended an event for Washington Hospi-

tal. Fremont Bank pledged 1.5M for the Morris Hyman Critical Care Unit. Mayor attended a meeting of the League of Women Voters in Fremont. The discussion included Ohlone College’s Measure G and Fremont Unified School District’s Measure K. Mayor Mark Green -Yes Vice Mayor Richard Valle -Yes Carol Dutra-Vernaci –Yes Manny Fernandez -Yes Jim Navarro -Yes


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PUBLIC NOTICES BUSINESS NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: September 28, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: Kaiser Foundation Hospitals The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 39400 Paseo Padre Pkwy. Fremont, CA 94538-2310 Type of license(s) applied for: 63 - On-Sale Special 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1967665#

CIVIL ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. FG10540040 Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Petition of: Jagroop Singh for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Jagroop Singh to Jagroop Singh Athwal The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing: Date: December 2, 2010, Time: 2:30 p.m., Dept.: 608 The address of the court is 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: What’s Happening Tri-City Voice Date: October 5, 2010 Richard O. Keller Judge of the Superior Court 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1962971#

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 443594 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Alfa Investment, 530 Lower Vintners Cir, Fremont, CA 94539, County of Alameda. Kin S. Kwang, 530 Lower Vintners Cir, Fremont, CA 94539. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on March 5, 1990. 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.) /s/ Kin S. Kwang This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on October 5, 2010. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9/10 CNS-1968501# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 443602-03 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: (1) Mobile2china.com, (2) Moavatar, 39845 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda. Bowinner USA Inc., CA, 39845 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. 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.) /s/ Yue Lou, Secretary This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on October 5, 2010. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9/10 CNS-1967679# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 443415 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Homeworks, 34287 Eucalyptus Ter, Fremont, CA 94555, County of Alameda 4200 Park Blvd. #308, Oakland, Alameda, CA 94602 Simon R. Lee, 34287 Eucalyptus Ter., Fremont, CA 94555 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A 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.) /s/ Simon Lee This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 29, 2010 NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9/10 CNS-1966968# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 443534 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Got Events Catering, 41423 Timber Creek, Fremont, CA 94539, County of Alameda Young Mi Yoo, 41423 Timber Creek, Fremont, CA 94539 Ki Kim, 41423 Timber Creek, Fremont, CA 94539 This business is conducted by Husband and Wife The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A 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.) /s/ Young Mi Yoo, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on October 4, 2010 NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the

facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1962675# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 443237 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Law Offices of Grewal & Associates, 39300 Civic Center Drive, Suite 110, Fremont, CA 94530, County of Alameda. Chamandeep K. Grewal, 3400 Stevensen Blvd., #H16, Fremont, CA 94538. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. 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.) /s/ Chamandeep K. Grewal, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 23, 2010. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1957966# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 442656 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: U.S. Tire’s, 3925 Thornton Ave., Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda Asghar Ali, 237 Palm Ave., Woodland, CA 95695 Abid Ali, 2928 Mendel Way, Sacramento, CA 95833 This business is conducted by a Joint venture The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A 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.) /s/ Asghar Ali This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 8, 2010 NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1954213# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 442571 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mr. OEM Partt Company, 405 Rancho Arroyo Pkwy., #168, Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda Randell T. Johnson, 405 Rancho Arroyo Pkwy., #168, Fremont, CA 94536 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 04-06-2004. 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.) /s/ Randell T. Johnson, Owner/Operator This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 7, 2010 NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1952913# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 442411 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MMA Most Wanted, 4224 Jupiter Ct. Union City, CA 94587, County of Alameda. Ruben Gilbert Lopez, 4224 Jupiter Ct. Union City, CA 94587. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/22/10. 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.) /s/ Ruben Lopez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on August 31, 2010. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1952897#

GOVERNMENT Notice is hereby given that sealed competitive bids will be accepted in the office of the GSAPurchasing Department, County of Alameda, 1401 Lakeside Drive, Suite 907, Oakland, CA 94612 NETWORKING/NORTH COUNTY BIDDERS CONFERENCE RFQ #900743 for Ancillary Insurance Brokers, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 10:00 A.M. – General Services Agency, 1401 Lakeside Drive, Room 1107, 11th Floor, Oakland, CA NETWORKING/SOUTH COUNTY BIDDERS CONFERENCERFQ #900743 for Ancillary Insurance Brokers, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 2:00 P.M. – Castro Valley Library, Chabot Room, 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley, CA Responses Due by 2:00 pm on December 2, 2010 County Contact: Ann Marie Romero (510) 208-9742 or via email: annmarie.romero@ac gov.org Attendance at Networking Conference is Non-mandatory. Specifications and bid copies regarding the above may be obtained at the Alameda County GSA-Purchasing Department or the Current Contracting Opportunities Internet website at www.acgov.org. 10/19/10 CNS-1968715# CITY OF FREMONT PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of Fremont City Council will hold a public hearing to consider the following proposal. Said public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. , Tuesday, November 2, 2010, Council Chambers, 3300 Capitol Ave., Bldg. A, Fremont, CA, at which time all interested parties may attend and be heard: PACIFIC COMMONS PLANNING AREA 5 – SOUTH OF CURIE STREET (PLN2010-00221) Public Hearing (Published Notice) to Consider the Planning Commission’s Recommendation of an Ordinance For a Major Amendment to Planned District P-2000-214, an Ordinance to Amend the Pacific Commons Development Agreement, a

Finding for Concept Site Plan Approval, Vesting Tentative Tract Map 8049, and a Preliminary Grading Plan, to Allow Development of a New 27-acre Retail/Entertainment District For Planning Area 5 of Pacific Commons If you challenge any decision of the City Council in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. DAWN G. ABRAHAMSON CITY CLERK 10/19/10 CNS-1968592# SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE As Introduced October 12, 2010 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FREMONT REZONING PROPERTY LOCATED AT 44411 MISSION BOULEVARD FROM OPEN SPACE (O-S) TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE (R-1-6) HILLSIDE COMBINING (H-I) On October 12, 2010, 2010, the Fremont City Council introduced the above Ordinance rezoning property located at 44411 Mission Boulevard from Open Space (O-S) to Single Family Residence (R-1-6) Hillside Combining (H-I). A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is posted in the office of the City Clerk, 3300 Capital Street, Fremont, and is available for review upon request. The second reading for adoption is currently scheduled for October 26, 2010, at 7:00 pm, at City Hall, 3300 Capitol Avenue, Fremont. DAWN G. ABRAHAMSON CITY CLERK 10/19/10

described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $708,820.32 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 32226 Miniturn Court, Union City, CA 94587 APN Number: 475-0156-055 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. Date: 10-14-2010 See attached Exhibit Exhibit DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 2597850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Ave MailStop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P758135 10/19, 10/26, 11/02/2010 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1968051#

CNS-1968590# SUMMARY OF ADOPTED ORDINANCE 17-2010 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FREMONT REZONING PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 43116 MISSION BOULEVARD AND 111 TELLES LANE FROM SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE R1-20, HISTORIC OVERLAY DISTRICT (HOD), HILLSIDE COMBINING DISTRICT (H-I) AND SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE R-1-20 (HOD)(HI) FLOODWAY (F-W) TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE R-1-10(HOD)(H-I) AND SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE R-1-20(HOD)(H-I)(F-W) On September 28, 2010, 2010, the Fremont City Council introduced the above Ordinance rezoning properties located at 43116 Mission Boulevard and 111 Telles Lane from Single Family Residence R-1-20, Historic Overlay District (HOD), Hillside Combining District (H-I) and Single Family Residence R-1-20 (HOD)(H-I) Floodway (F-W) to Single Family Residence R-1-10(HOD)(H-I) and Single Family Residence R-1-20(HOD)(H-I)(FW), in conjunction with a proposed subdivision, PLN2010-00104. The Ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the City of Fremont City Council held October 12, 2010, by the following vote, to wit: AYES: Mayor Wasserman, Vice Mayor Wieckowski, Councilmembers: Natarajan, Harrison and Chan NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAINED: None A certified copy of the full text of Ordinance No. 17-2010 as adopted is available for review upon request in the office of the City Clerk, 3300 Capitol Avenue, Building A, Fremont. DAWN G. ABRAHAMSON CITY CLERK 10/19/10 CNS-1968581#

TRUSTEE SALES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090071109 Title Order No. 09-8-206643 APN No. 525-1302-022 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BO BO K LIN, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND ZIN ZAR LIN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND BO BO NAY LIN, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 05/26/2006 and recorded 06/01/2006, as Instrument No. 2006214577, in Book , Page of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of California, will sell on 11/16/2010 at 12:00 PM, At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, Alameda, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 43337 ISLE ROYAL STREET, FREMONT, CA 94538. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $573,260.67. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of Section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s office. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Victor Gonzalez, Team Member RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI# 1006.66914 10/19, 10/26, 11/02/2010 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1969545# Trustee Sale No. 736324CA Loan No. 5303842222 Title Order No. 3206-239007 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-25-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-10-2011 at 12:00 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08-01-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006294376, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Thomas T Embry and Rosemarie S Embry, husband and wife, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., (MERS), solely as nominee for Lender, Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company, Inc., it’s successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St., Oakland, CA Legal Description: As more fully

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090051419 Title Order No. 09-8-158701 Investor/ Insurer No. 155879697 APN No. 463-0099-029 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/26/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JESSICA S IBAY, AND SONNY G IBAY, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/26/2007 and recorded 02/06/07, as Instrument No. 2007062394, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 11/16/2010 at 12: 30PM, At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 30354 MERIDIEN CIRCLE, UNION CITY, CA, 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $880,444.99. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/25/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3774048 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010, 11/02/2010 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1968009# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08168055-ED Order # E827897 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/13/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): OSCAR VEGA, A SINGLE MAN AND MARIA C. RAMIREZ, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 12/28/ 2005 as Instrument No. 2005548032 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/9/2010 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $706,630.42 The purported property address is: 31380 SANTA MARIA DR UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 483-0045-121 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 (c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5 (c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that is has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by email; by face to face meeting. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: [1.] It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and [2.] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/12/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 x3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3772701 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010, 11/02/2010 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10

CNS-1967655# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10374043-CL Order # 100427561-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/18/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): FRANK QUINTANILLA AND CORALIA ELENA QUINTANILIA , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 11/3/2005 as Instrument No. 2005475528 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/9/2010 at 12: 30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $413,989.35 The purported property address is: 4111 LUNAR WAY UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 483-0073090 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/18/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3748418 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010, 11/02/2010 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1967654# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100079126 Title Order No. 10-8-328562 Investor/ Insurer No. 1693084833 APN No. 092A-0610009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/23/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOEL VALENCIA AND GRACE VALENCIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/ 23/2003 and recorded 11/04/03, as Instrument No. 2003657645, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 11/16/2010 at 12:30PM, At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6913 ROCHELLE AVE, NEWARK, CA, 94560. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $255,356.53. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/17/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3753088 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010, 11/02/2010 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1967645# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100079918 Title Order No. 10-8-331237 Investor/ Insurer No. 1705877749 APN No. 475-0061-101 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ARTHUR BLIESNER AND CARMEN J BLIESNER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 12/12/2007 and recorded 12/19/07, as Instrument No. 2007425051, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 11/16/2010 at 12:30PM, At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1107 LA VITA TERRACE 75, UNION CITY, CA, 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $430,920.99. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. 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PUBLIC NOTICES sion or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/17/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3753176 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010, 11/02/2010 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10

Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 10/11/2010 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3770617 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010, 11/02/2010 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090047812 Title Order No. 09-8-142538 Investor/ Insurer No. 056697008 APN No. 486-0009-052 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/07/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by SIMARDEEP KAUR, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 06/07/2004 and recorded 06/15/04, as Instrument No. 2004266181, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 11/16/2010 at 12: 30PM, At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 33724 5TH STREET, UNION CITY, CA, 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $461,220.07. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/17/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3773194 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010, 11/02/2010 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1967643#

TSG No.: 3920153 TS No.: 20089134004862 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 087 -0012-279 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/ 03/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11/08/2010 at 12:00 PM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 10/13/2005, as Instrument No. 2005443123, in book , page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California. Executed by: Rafael Ojeda and Sandra G OchoaRamero, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the Fallon St emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St. Oakland, CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: As more fully described in the above mentioned Deed of Trust APN# 087 -0012-279 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 34819 Starling Drive #2, Union City, CA 94587 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $309,946.55. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. Date: 10/12/ 2010 First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way Santa Ana, Ca 92707 The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. For Trustee’s Sale Information Please Call (714) 573-1965 P757268 10/19, 10/26, 11/02/2010 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1967097#

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015005006 Title Order No.: 100321988 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/10/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/20/2006 as Instrument No. 2006430210 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: GERARDO C HERNANDEZ AND JOSEFINA HERNANDEZ, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 11/08/2010 TIME OF SALE: 12:30 PM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET, OAKLAND, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 38823 BLUEGRASS COURT, NEWARK, CALIFORNIA 94560 APN#: 092A-2549-012-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $518,183.04. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 10/13/2010NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3773892 10/ 19/2010, 10/26/2010, 11/02/2010 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1967640# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 1031409-FF-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED05/10/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: DONNA A. HACKWORTH, A MARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 05/27/2005 as Instrument No. 2005218211 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California. Date of Sale: 11/ 09/2010 at 12:30 P.M. Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $600,821.27 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 7341 CARTER AVENUE, NEWARK, CA 94560 A.P.N.: 092-0042-033-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09307238-BL Order # 090598809-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MARYANN PELAYO , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 10/30/2006 as Instrument No. 2006404515 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/1/2010 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $599,028.17 The purported property address is: 4446 PINEWOOD CT UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 483-0109-055 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/7/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3767532 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1964285# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 092A-0624003-00 Trustee Sale No. 1288292-10 LOAN NO: XXXXXX8992 TRA:11-010 REF: PRASAD, AJAY UNINS Property Address: 6260 LAFAYETTE AVENUE, NEWARK CA 94560 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 16, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On November 01, 2010, at 12:30pm, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 25, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007161154, in book -, page -, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: AJAY PRASAD, A MARRIED MAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS

STATE: AT THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 1225 FALLON STREET OAKLAND CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6260 LAFAYETTE AVENUE NEWARK CA 94560 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $390,093.89. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. CALIFORNIA DECLARATION I, John Kennerty, of America’s Servicing Company (“Mortgage Loan Servicer”), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying Notice of Sale is filed. AND/OR The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. DATE AND PLACE: 07/03/2009, Fort Mill, South Carolina FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)730-2727 CALWESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 11, 2010 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature ASAP# 3743189 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1962725# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015005644 Title Order No.: 100349145 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/10/2007 as Instrument No. 2007296420 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ANTHONY ALABASTRO, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 11/01/2010 TIME OF SALE: 12:30 PM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET, OAKLAND, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1053 CANTANA TER, UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA 94587 APN#: 475-0061-144 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $487,637.11. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 10/05/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3762709 10/ 12/2010, 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1962698# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015001389 Title Order No.: 100132764 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/01/2006 as Instrument No. 2006295458 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: CAMERINO F OCEGUERA AND ESMERALDA M OCEGUERA, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 11/01/2010 TIME OF SALE: 12:30 PM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET, OAKLAND, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 36570 BEUTKE DRIVE, NEWARK, CALIFORNIA 94560 APN#: 092-0022-010-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $409,097.87. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 10/05/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3762648 10/ 12/2010, 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1962697# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100074695 Title Order No. 10-8-317009 Investor/ Insurer No. APN No. 483-0094-042 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/26/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GURJIT SINGH, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/26/2005 and recorded 05/03/05, as Instrument No. 2005174038, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder

of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 11/09/2010 at 12:30PM, At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4725 PALOS WAY, UNION CITY, CA, 945874705. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $366,392.75. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/09/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3743085 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1962494# TS No. T10-63737-CA / A.P.N.: 463-0096-104 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/14/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, Cashier’s Check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a deed of trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed and [X] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Trustor: Albert Y Wong and Marilyn J Wong, husband and wife Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services Inc. C/O Pite Duncan, 4375 Jutland Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92117 877-5760472 Recorded 08/19/2003 as Instrument No. 2003488143 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale: 11/2/2010 at 12:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon St emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St. Oakland, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $228,645.71 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2966 Flint Street Union City, CA 94587 A.P.N.: 463-0096104 Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges. For sales information please contact Priority Posting and Publishing at www.priorityposting.com or (714) 573-1965 Reinstatement Line: 877-576-0472 Date: 10/12/ 2010 CR Title Services, Inc 1000 Technology Drive, MS-314 O’Fallon MO 63368 Jill Bryant, Trustee Specialist Federal Law requires us to notify you that we are acting as a debt collector. If you are currently in a bankruptcy or have received a discharge in bankruptcy as to this obligation, this communication is intended for informational purposes only and is not an attempt to collect a debt in violation of the automatic stay or the discharge injunction. P755028 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/2010 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1962467# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10367307-RM Order # 100363479-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/28/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): SUKHRAJ SINGH AND NIRMAL K BHUTTA , HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/14/2007 as Instrument No. 2007104784 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/1/2010 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $486,938.85 The purported property address is: 4244 MIRAMONTE WAY UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 483-0098-135-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 2780 Lake Vista Drive Lewisville TX 75067. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/5/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND

OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3763566 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1962464# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100074691 Title Order No. 10-8-317005 Investor/ Insurer No. APN No. 901-0193-115 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/11/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ARIEL D. SAN PEDRO, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/11/2005 and recorded 04/27/05, as Instrument No. 2005166513, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 11/09/2010 at 12:30PM, At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6462 BUENA VISTA DRIVE #A, NEWARK, CA, 94560. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $357,562.94. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/09/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3741979 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1962463# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090163926 Title Order No. 09-8-506009 Investor/ Insurer No. 1703590073 APN No. 901 -0189309 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/13/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by CESAR IBARRA AND MARTHA IBARRA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/ 13/2007 and recorded 03/20/07, as Instrument No. 2007111590, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 11/09/2010 at 12:30PM, At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6286 JOAQUIN MURIETA AVENUE UNIT J, NEWARK, CA, 94560. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $352,727.45. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/10/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3762567 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1962460# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10372373-RM Order # 100408050-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/4/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): SALVADOR ALEJANDRE AND ARACELI ALEJANDRE , HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 8/11/2006 as Instrument No. 2006307808 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/1/2010 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $774,273.08 The purported property address is: 6210 BELLHAVEN PLACE NEWARK, CA 94560 Assessors Parcel No. 092A-0624-091 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 2780 Lake Vista Drive Lewisville TX 75067 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the


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PUBLIC NOTICES deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/12/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3738989 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010, 10/26/2010 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1962459# Title Order No. 962788 Our File No. 09-010284 Account No. 09-01103 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11/2/2010 at 12:00PM, ASPA Collection Services, as the duly appointed Trustee pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment filed by Contempo Homeowner Association, Recorded on February 20, 2009, as Instrument No. 2009054573 of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, property owned by: Manoj Kumar Uma Devi Kumar. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, business in this state). At: At the Fallon St emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St. Oakland, CA, all right, title and interest under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment in the property situated in said County, describing the land therein: as per Grant Deed recorded 04/18/2006, as Instrument no. 2006151975 Assessors Parcel Number: 4830060-084 Said Sale shall be subject to a 90 day right of redemption period per the requirements of the California Civil Code section 1367.4(c)(4) The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4378 Planet Circle , Union City, CA 94587-4020 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment, with interest thereon, as provided in said notice, advances, if any, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee, to-wit: $15,359.86 Estimated Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The claimant under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. For Sale information, please contact (714)573-7777 or go to www.priorityposting.com Date: 9/21/2010 Cimarron Trustee Services 719 14th Street Modesto, CA 95354 (209) 544-9658 Stephanie Strickland, CSEO P749557 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/2010 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1960244# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 4200858 TS No.: 20099070815439 APN: 0870007-070 You are in default under a Deed of Trust, dated 03/08/2005. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a Public Sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceeding against you, you should contact a lawyer.On 10/25/2010 at 12:00 P.M., First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC f/k/a First American LoanStar Trustee Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 03/16/2005, as Instrument No. 2005104073, in book , page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California. Executed by: Pedro Urena, will sell at Public Auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: As more fully described in the above mentioned Deed of Trust APN# 087-0007-070 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2362 Mann Avenue, Union City, CA 94587 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $553,530.33. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC f/k/a First American LoanStar Trustee Services, LLC may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Date: 10/01/2010 First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC f/k/a First American LoanStar Trustee Services, LLC 3 First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent – FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 925-603-7342 (RSVP# (258771)(10/05/10, 10/12/10, 10/19/10) 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1960034# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090137491 Title Order No. 09-8-407685 APN No. 475-0157-220 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/01/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by HUNTER K DAVIS, AND TONI DAVIS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 05/01/2007 and recorded 05/18/07, as Instrument No. 2007192386, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 11/02/2010 at 12:00PM, At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, Alameda, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 32672 BRENDA WAY #1, UNION CITY, CA, 945873027. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $417,646.61. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or war-

ranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 12/16/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.98359 10/05, 10/12, 10/19/2010 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1959625# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7042.22105 Title Order No. 4390381 MIN No. APN 087-0032-193 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/18/05. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Mandeep Kaur, a married woman as her sole and separate property Recorded: 03/01/05, as Instrument No. 2005081616, of Official Records of Alameda County, California. Date of Sale: 10/27/10 at 12: 00 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street., Oakland, CA The purported property address is: 217 GALANO PLAZA, UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 087-0032-193 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $291,177.07. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or its authorized agent was recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office and reads substantially as follows: The mortgage loan servicer declares that (1) it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.52 and (2) the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of California Civil Code § 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: September 27, 2010 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee David Ochoa, Authorized Signatory 505 N. Tustin Avenue, Suite 243, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure.com Automated Sales Line: 714-277-4845 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI # 1002.171599 10/05, 10/ 12, 10/19/2010 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1959418# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-509045 INC Title Order No. 090313625CA-DCI APN 092A-1116-036-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/21/04. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10/25/10 at 12:30 p.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/28/04 in Instrument No. 2004239517 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: Kenneth Tan, An Unmarried Man and Benita Tan, An Married Woman, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., as Nominee for OneWest Bank FSB, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), at the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 5751 FORBES DRIVE, NEWARK, CA 94560 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $770.363.58 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed. DATE: September 30, 2010 Elaine Malone Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation c/o 4665 MacArthur Court, Suite 250 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: (800) 731-0850 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (847)627-8803 For Trustee’s Sale Information Call 714-730-2727 http:// www.Ipsasap.com www.aztectrustee.com ASAP# 3758510 10/05/2010, 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1958588# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09271389-ED Order # 090262051-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): CHRISTINE TRAN, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 6/19/2007 as Instrument No. 2007228111 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/25/2010 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $363,951.05 The purported property address is: 663 WHIPPLE RD UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 087-0092-079-04 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location.

In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 9/30/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3758311 10/05/2010, 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1958522# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090134089 Title Order No. 09-8-397321 Investor/ Insurer No. 162521708 APN No. 483-0044-088 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ROY CUADRAS, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY., dated 06/12/2007 and recorded 06/26/07, as Instrument No. 2007236652, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 11/02/2010 at 12:30PM, At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 31323 SANTA ANA WAY, UNION CITY, CA, 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $642,117.38. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/09/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3756749 10/05/2010, 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1958340# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 128987610 APN: 901-0189-121 TRA: 11-002 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4476 REF: Ervin, Lara IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 14, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 08, 2010, at 12:00pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 20, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006236008 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, executed by Lara E. Ervin and Najib D. Kassab, Wife And Husband, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the steps to the entrance of the county courthouse 1225 Fallon Street Oakland, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6187 Joaquin Murieta Avenue Unit C Newark CA 94560 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $410,790.82. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code § 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. California Declaration I, John Kennerty, of America’s Servicing Company (“Mortgage Loan Servicer”), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Services has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying Notice of Sale is filed. AND/OR The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date and Place: 7/03/09 Fort Mill, South Carolina Name of Signor: John Kennerty Title and/or Position VP Communication For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 18, 2010. (R-346886 10/19/10, 10/26/10, 11/02/10) 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/10 CNS-1957703# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No.

05-FWA-93484 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On October 26, 2010, at 12:30 PM, AT THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET, in the City of OAKLAND, County of ALAMEDA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by EUGENIO U BONIFACIO AND ANA D BONIFACIO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustors, recorded on 5/29/2007, as Instrument No. 2007200736, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 092A-1095-04200 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 6475 THOMAS AVENUE , NEWARK, CA 94560. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $509,947.72. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrowers) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. The mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption and said order is current and valid as of the date of the Notice and the time frame set forth in California Civil Code 2923.54 does not apply or California Civil Code 2923.54 does not cover this loan. Dated: 6/30/2010 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By MELISSA HJORTEN, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: 800542-2550 Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or http: //www.rtrustee.com ASAP# 3751347 10/05/2010, 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1957151# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100169805605 Title Order No.: 100322653 FHA/VA/PMI No.:YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/09/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/17/2005 as Instrument No. 2005494287 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: SAMIR BHATNAGAR, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 10/25/2010 TIME OF SALE: 12:30 PM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET, OAKLAND, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1140 SILVER STREET, UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA 94587 APN#: 087-0334-092 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $725,910.70. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 09/28/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3753885 10/ 05/2010, 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1956755# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA10-371037-VF Order # 508165 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/2/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ANTHONY MARTIN, AND SANDY NUNES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/13/2007 as Instrument No. 2007069220 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/25/2010 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $433,691.40 The purported property address is: 4182 GLENWOOD TERRACE #3 UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 483-0073-222-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid.

The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/4/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3729236 10/05/2010, 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1956754# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA10-371155-AL Order # 508210 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ARNOLD R DE LEON AND, CRISTINA C DE LEON, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 1/4/2008 as Instrument No. 2008002726 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/25/2010 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $432,536.94 The purported property address is: 32436 WOODLAND DR UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 483-0108-046-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/4/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3729249 10/05/2010, 10/12/2010, 10/19/2010 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/10 CNS-1956753# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H514497 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0022751028/MAYEN Investor No: 671017250 AP #1: 475-0147-136-00 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: EDIN MAYEN, ZAIRA ANGELINA MAYEN Recorded January 12, 2007 as Instr. No. 2007024289 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded July 9, 2010 as Instr. No. 2010-191324 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED JANUARY 5, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 33216 CONDOR DR, UNION CITY, CA 945873151 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: NOVEMBER 1, 2010, AT 12:00 P.M. *AT THE FALLON STREET EMERGENCY EXIT OF THE ALAMEDA COUNTY COURTHOUSE 1225 FALLON STREET OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $629,874.64. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: October 12, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 915546 PUB: 10/12/10, 10/19/10, 10/26/10 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/10 CNS-1955290#


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Later in the week against Skyline, it was again Contreras who did the damage, first by tying the game shortly before the half. The Renegades benefitted from a Skyline own goal to take the lead early in the second half, and Contreras nailed a penalty kick in the 66th minute to put the game out of reach. At week’s end, Ohlone stood at 8-4-1 overall, 3-1-1 in the Coast South. The Ohlone women’s team took a couple of road trips and pushed their unbeaten streak to six games, tying West Valley 1-1, and beating Cabrillo College 4-

1. Reanna Williams scored the Renegades’ lone goal against West Valley, but despite taking control in the second half, outshooting West Valley 10-0, they could only escape with the draw. Against Cabrillo, Ohlone spread the ball around, scoring on goals by Julia Bartolo, Chloe Blancas, Melissa Flores, and Laura Gorecki. With the win, Ohlone improved to 6-5-2 overall, 4-2-1 in division play. The news wasn’t so good a few miles north, as both of Chabot’s soccer teams suffered through winless weeks. The men’s team (2-10-1 overall, 0-7 conference) dropped a pair of 5-1 losses to Canada College and Foothill. The women’s team (1-10-1, 1-6-1) fared no better, losing to De Anza 5-1 (Chabot’s goal coming off

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Fremont Unified School Board meeting report Oral Communications on Non-Agenda Items: District parents Gail Edwards and Dianne Jones spoke out against the cancellation of Open House. “Why weren’t we given advance notice? It’s a chance for students to show-off to their parents, their accomplishments throughout the school year,” said Jones. Regular Board Agenda Items Budget Update: In general, for anticipated funds from the state, there may be a wait as there is a cash flow issue. Fremont may have to consider a TRAN, or short-term loan to cover payroll in the future. The State of California finally passed its budget and the district has received about 90 percent of the $6 million earmarked for FUSD from the Federal Jobs Bill. However, the district is unsure of when or if it will receive the remainder of the funds, and this is a one-time only distribution. On the brighter side, Fremont, unlike many other districts, is “a growth district,” and this school year has 305 students over what was originally projected. This translates into additional average daily attendance

(ADA) revenue at about $270 per student or approximately $9 million more dollars for FUSD. Later high school start time: The Board re-approved the “later start time” of 8 a.m. at Fremont district high schools, beginning with the upcoming fall term. High costs attributed to changes of school bus transportation routes, which delayed the plan’s implementation this year, have been worked out. The expense to the district should be no more than $16,000. Bullying Awareness: As October has been designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month, a presentation was made by Rickey Jones, Director of Pupil Services. In the 2003, 2005, and 2007 school years, a random sampling of about 1,000 students was obtained regarding various acts of harassment or bullying. In 2009, all students in grades 5, 7, 9, and 11 were surveyed, with the inclusion of questions about “cyberbullying” (spreading mean rumors or lies on the internet). Survey results seem to indicate that while some occurrences of bullying have stayed the same or declined, there are areas where

the number of incidents, related to race, religion, or sexual orientation have increased slightly. Fremont schools have in place a variety of anti-bullying programs currently running in the schools. Additional training will be offered to site administrators and yard duty personnel. School Board Trustee Larry Sweeney stated that bullying on all levels requires early intervention. “We have to have a system to follow, so that everyone is accountable.” Overloads: This year, a smaller number of students have been overloaded (sent out of their neighborhood school, due to over-enrollment). However, the school sites with the highest continuous number of overloads are in the American attendance area, specifically Forest Park and Ardenwood elementary schools, and Parkmont Elementary in the Washington attendance area. With the impending housing development planned for the Patterson Ranch area, the overcrowding of these schools, already “at capacity” is a major problem which must be addressed.

ing 3-0 to San Jose City College. Ohlone seemed to gel in the third set of the San Jose City game, as they played with an increased level of comfort despite playing with the shorthanded roster, but still came up short. Later in the week, the Renegades’ woes continued in a 3-0 home loss to De Anza. Now 0-5 in conference play, the Renegades have yet to win a set in any of their four conference losses. Water Polo: The Ohlone men’s team improved to 3-10 overall, 1-1 in the conference with an 11-7 win over De Anza. For a complete list of scores and a look ahead for all-things Chabot and Ohlone colleges, log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports website at sports.tricityvoice.com.

Letter to the Editor

Values shape candidate selection A word of caution to those whose choices are overshadowed by priorities of race, gender or other perceived shared attributes. I am a woman of color, a person who is frequently in the community as a voice from underrepresented segments of society and a first generation immigrant living the ongoing conflicts of acculturation and assimilation. I am, as many of us are, all too familiar with the power of voter preference based on identity politics. We relate to a candidate by race, gender or shared experiences reactively assuming that surely this person of similar physical characteristics and/or personal history appropriately reflects my own values of justice and effective government. We exist in similar looking packages but this does not guarantee an exact duplicate of affected outcomes from experiences that shape our views and values about the world. Often we allow ourselves to prioritize a person’s qualification based on assumed physical and/or experiential expectations but do we then create the same behavior of exclusion and pre-judgment that we originally set out to eliminate in our quest for equal representation? As active careful voters, we need to be mindful of considerations for our decisions as value-based, considerate of others and dependent on experience-derived expectations. In the process of selecting your slate of qualified public servants, consider whether the candidates, who would represent you, have guided their decisions on policies that impact our lives in sustainable ways, benefit our communities and are considerate of the varying needs of the many. As I sort through the superficial similarities I may share with a candidate, I create a truism that guides me. Those candidates’ experiences shape their values but ultimately it is their actions which define their priorities. Do I share those priorities with this candidate? Dr. Jennifer Hidalgo Ong (Unincorporated) Hayward


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Decisions defy logic Thank you for raising the issue of leadership and decision making at Fremont City Council (TriCity Voice “The chicken and the road,” Oct. 12; and, “Council lite,” Sept 28). Indeed, Aristotle and other notable philosophers would be at a loss trying to “actualize the potential” of Tuesday night proceedings at the Fremont City Council, where decision making and, alas, voting, seems to defy logic. Both, chicken and road have been swallowed by a colossal sinkhole! The case of the Sept 14, 2010 vote for a new skate park is relevant. What your readers might like to know is that the City Council spent months in secretive planning with special interest groups to design this $2 million Olympic-size skate park and ill-place it in an unaware residential area. On Sept 14, 2010, the City Council blatantly and unjustifiably turned down a petition signed by 96 residents of the affected area asking for a short deferral of the vote to study the potential impact of a skate park on their neighborhood (noise and visual pollution, traffic, insufficient parking, no provision for restrooms, potential for vandalism and crime. The Livermore skate park is a case in mind). Also, the City Council ignored the residents’ thoughtful proposal for two alternate sites, suitable and immediately available within Central Park. Instead, the Mayor and City Council went on to discuss the case of the… Burrowing Owl, an endangered species in California ( http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/nongame /docs/boconsortium.pdf ), whose likely disturbance in the designated skate park area could delay, if not obstruct, construction of the park. The City Council’s noble concern would have certainly earned plenty of merit amongst civilized chickens, especially on an election year, if it weren’t for their arrogant apathy to the simple, basic and due rights of the… humans who, unlike the migratory owl, don’t just want to cross the road (in this case, Paseo Padre) but nest there permanently. Thanks to Mayor Wasserman and the City Council, the law-abiding, tax paying citizens of Fremont can, since Sept 14, consider their rights to be critically imperiled and extinct; henceforth not to be argued by Aristotelian Ethics and defended by the rule of law, but—alongside the birds of Central Park—by the Endangered Species Act. Please join the effort to build the skate park in a location that would benefit all of Fremont. Voice your opinion to Mayor Wasserman: Ph: (510) 284-4011, Email: bwasserman@fremont.gov .

Lilian Tsappa, Ph.D. Nicos Herodotou, Ph.D. Fremont

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n October 21, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), in partnership with its Citizens Advisory Committee and sponsoring agencies will host a Transportation Forum at the Alameda CTC Offices in downtown Oakland. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. It will focus on the agency’s major transportation improvements in the north county region. The event will highlight projects and programs that aim to reduce congestion and improve access and mobility. Members of the community will have the opportunity to learn more about the newly-formed Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC) and its innovative approaches to transportation planning and funding. Also, find out more about Oakland transit-oriented development planning. Transit centers built closer to people’s homes and lives improves access to work and life. Oakland intends to increase access for citizens throughout the city by planning for a sustainable transportation infrastructure.

SUBMITTED BY OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Building on his efforts to reduce childhood obesity and provide healthy alternatives in schools, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently announced he has signed legislation to provide students with access to fresh, free drinking water in food service areas at schools. The legislation, SB 1413 by Senator Mark Leno (DSan Francisco), was first introduced by the Governor in February at his 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity. “The health and well-being of our children and all Californians has always been one of my top priorities,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “At my Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity earlier this year, we discussed the link between fitness

There will be presentations about programs for all ages and abilities. Alameda County’s Mobility Management program is at the cutting edge of preparing for the coming “boom” in the senior-aged population, with numbers expected to more than double in the next 20 years. Hear about agency plans regarding mobility coordination for seniors and people with disabilities. Similarly, learn about the Alameda County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans and progress report. Alameda County provides millions in locally-generated funding to improve options for non-motorized transportation. There are upcoming county-wide efforts to plan, fund and deliver projects and programs that get more people walking and biking safely, viz. Active Transportation. Discover plans for improved access to transportation for Alameda County commuters. AC Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit will improve transit reliability and travel time in the Telegraph Avenue, Broadway, International Boulevard and East 14th Street corridors. In addition, the I880/Broadway - Jackson Interchange Improvement project will improve freeway and Oakland city street access, as well as access to the City of Alameda. An open house will commence at 6:30 p.m. with project sponsors on hand to answer questions. During the open house, several other projects and programs will have information tables, including Alameda CTC

and educational success and the importance of making sure kids have healthy beverages and water available at school. Adequate hydration is necessary for the academic achievement and health of students, so it’s important that all schools provide fresh, free water to their students throughout the day, including during mealtimes. With this legislation, we are turning our goals into action that will help create a healthy foundation for California’s future.” Many students do not currently have access to fresh, free drinking water in schools, particularly in low-income communities. In schools where there is water available, it is often not provided in food service areas during mealtimes, and while some school districts have found ways to provide access to water in food service

Community Advisory Committees; Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority’s (ACTIA) Local Business Contract Equity Team and upcoming contracting opportunities; Active Transportation, the legislative program aimed at increasing funding for walking and biking; Walk Oakland Bike Oakland; Oakland Public Works Department; East Bay Bicycle Coalition; BART Community Relations Department; Safe Routes to Schools Program; City of Oakland Paratransit for the Elderly and those with disabilities; Caltrans. Formal presentations for each of the projects will begin at 7 p.m. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer period. The Alameda CTC’s Offices are located at 1333 Broadway, Suite 300, Oakland. The nearest BART station is at 12th Street. More information regarding transit access can be found at www.511.org. For more information about the Alameda County Transportation Commission and transportation projects funded by Measure B (the half-cent transportation sales tax in Alameda County), visit www.AlamedaCTC.com Alameda CTC North County Transportation Forum Thursday, October 21 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Alameda CTC 1333 Broadway, Suite 300, Oakland www.AlamedaCTC.com

areas, it is currently not a requirement for California schools. SB 1413 will change this by making free drinking water a requirement in food service areas, unless the governing board of a school district adopts a resolution stating that it is unable to comply with the requirements, and demonstrates the reasons why it is unable to comply due to fiscal constraints or health and safety concerns. Several schools in California are already using innovative strategies to provide free, safe water in school food service areas. The El Monte Union High School District provides 8-ounce bottled water as part of its meal service, and in the Berkeley Unified School District, schools supply paper cups and fill 5-gallon containers with water during meal- time. Experience shows that the cost of implementing free water programs is relatively inexpensive. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, the provision of free water costs the district $1.20 per student per year ($2,000 per site per year), which includes the cost of lead tests, water filters, 5-gallon dispensers and cups. The Folsom-Cordova, Oakland, and Hayward Unified school districts have also installed filtered “hydration stations” in cafeterias at a cost of $2,000 to $3,000 per site.


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Gina A. Stanfield RESIDENT OF NEWARK January 1, 1963 – October 12, 2010

Tupou T. Finau RESIDENT OF FREMONT June 26, 1953 – October 11, 2010

Su Ying Chao RESIDENT OF SAN FRANCISCO June 26, 1919 – October 13, 2010

Betty Mae Lopez RESIDENT OF FREMONT May 13, 1921 – October 6, 2010

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Parizad Jampour RESIDENT OF UNION CITY October 23, 1921 – October 23, 2010

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Hayward Unified School District board meeting report Board passes Disability History Month resolution and discusses Code of Conduct for members BY ROBIN MICHEL The October 13 Hayward Unified School Board meeting celebrated Hayward schools that met all their California Academic Performance Index (API) growth targets under the Accountability Progress Report (APR) by presenting the principals or representatives from the schools with certificates. The schools recognized for making their growth targets were: Burbank, East Avenue, Eldridge, Glassbrook, Harder, Park, Schafer, and Tyrell elementary schools; Cesar Chavez and Winton middle schools; and Hayward and Tennyson high schools. Also recognized were Southgate Elementary School and Martin Luther King Middle School, who not only met all of their California API growth targets, but also made their Federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets. Board President Frumkin commended everyone saying, “We’ve had challenges [but] this is the result of your collective hard work.” He referenced parents, teachers, administrators, classified staff, everyone, adding, “...we are Hayward Unified.” The meeting continued with more mundane business matters, such as approving minutes and approving personnel reports and pay warrants, but then took a moving and inspiring turn when the Board discussed adopting Resolution #1011-09 to join with the California State Board of Education to proclaim the second week of October as Disability History Week. In support of the Resolution, current and former Hayward students with disabilities addressed the Board. One young woman in a wheelchair, Damary Busto, was accompanied by her brother who read her statement for her. According to her brother, Busto, a member of the Disability Action Network for Youth at Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL), would like to see Disability History taught in schools because it is important for students to learn about people with disabilities, so they can treat ‘us’ the same as others without disabilities. “My experience at Hayward High was OK,” read her brother from the prepared statement, “but it could have been better if they had taught Disability History. Some students don’t know how to treat us and they hurt us by looking at us different or calling us names. We all should be treated equally because we all are humans. Thank you.” Others, including a teacher, spoke about how little is currently taught in schools about the history of

the disability rights movement that began in the 1970s to fight for the civil rights and equal opportunities for people with disabilities. It is believed that misunderstandings leading to discrimination and mistreatment will be reduced by including this important piece of history in the curriculum, as well as shed light on this important civil rights struggle that is still being fought. Board members thanked CRIL Community Organizer Dolores Tejada for her work on behalf of people with disabilities, and bringing this to their attention. Although a statewide resolution regarding Disabilities History Week has passed, Ms. Tejada said that if HUSD passed the Resolution, they would be one of only four or five districts statewide to do so. In order to increase awareness and understanding and the resolution’s purpose, she requested a reading of the Resolution. A few of the facts mentioned were: • People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the United States, including 6 million individuals living in California. • California is home to the largest number of individuals with disabilities, who account for more than twenty percent of the state’s total population. • California public schools have more than 678,105 students in grades K through 12 who have some type of disability. The Board also began the first reading of Board Bylaws pertaining to the Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest. Included was a Code of Conduct adopted by the Illinois Association of School Boards for Board members to discuss and consider. Attached to the Code of Conduct was a Memorandum from Board Members Jesus Armas and Sheila Sims, which stated: “The conduct of each Board member reflects not only upon the Board as a whole, but also upon Hayward Unified School District as a public institution. In light of the comments expressed at the September 22 meeting, we believe it is critically important that the Board reassure the community that we will conduct the public’s business in a manner that reflects positively upon the school district.” They recommended that the Board review the Code, revise as appropriate, and direct staff to place a Code of Conduct on the October 27 agenda for adoption.

The MADE program is designed to promote chronic disease management for diabetes and hypertension. Through the program, TCHC will provide vital health consultations and educational material to diabetic and hypertensive patients. The Team Up for Health program will provide patients access to services that improve nutrition, healthful food knowledge and exercise through consultations with nutritionists and behavioral health specialists. This program will combat obesity through an integrative personalized nutrition and behavioral health counseling approach. A unique model will be implemented to target fundamental and sustainable behavioral changes that will improve the quality of life for TCHC’s obese patients. The two grants from Kaiser Permanente, totaling $20,000, will support dedicated time of the TCHC Nutritionist, Behavioral Health staff, Nurse Case Manager, and Health Educators, caring for patients of the two programs. “Tri-City Health Center’s partnership with Kaiser Permanente has contributed to our success in delivering several community health programs addressing prevention and management of chronic diseases, family planning and community health education.” said Juliana Schirmer, TCHC’s Director of Development.

SUBMITTED BY LINDA EMBREY Parents of students with disabilities should try to resolve disputes about educational issues through a hearing process established by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) before filing a lawsuit, says the National School Boards Association (NSBA) in an amicus brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The case, Payne v. Peninsula School District, involves an autistic student whose individualized education program, or IEP, included the use of a “safe room” to address some of his behavioral difficulties. Windy Payne, the child’s mother, accused a teacher at his school of mistreating her son by improperly utilizing this behavioral intervention method. Rather than first using the IDEA’s hearing process to resolve her dispute, Payne filed a federal lawsuit claiming the teacher’s use of the “safe room” caused her son psychological damage and violated his rights under the IDEA and the U.S. Constitution. The case was previously heard in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, where the court ruled that Payne did not have the right to bring her claim to court because she had failed to exhaust her administrative remedies under IDEA. A threejudge panel of the 9th Circuit agreed, but now Payne’s appeal will be re-heard by the entire 9th Circuit on December 15. “Autism is a complicated disability and all aspects of educating an autistic student should be addressed by a team of educators and the student’s parents through the IEP process,” said NSBA’s Executive Director Anne L. Bryant. When students have an IEP that includes behavioral intervention, NSBA’s brief argues that parents should follow dispute resolution requirements outlined in IDEA before suing in federal court. The brief also notes that “Congress intended to make IDEA dispute resolution less formal, as opposed to other time-consuming and adversarial mechanisms like civil litigation.” “Since IDEA’s passage, some parents have preferred to prematurely litigate cases involving students with disabilities instead of first following the IDEA requirements before going to court,” said NSBA’s General Counsel Francisco M. Negrón Jr. “School districts nationally have an interest in seeing that educational matters are resolved as early and as quickly as possible. This avoids costly and prolonged litigation that drains resources away from the classroom and unnecessarily delays delivery of appropriate services to students with disabilities.” Founded in 1940, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their 95,000 local school board members throughout the U.S. (www.nsba.org).


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BY CHRISTINE PAIGE Choosing health-insurance coverage is one of the most important health care decisions Americans make—and for millions of Americans with employer-based coverage, that decision is made around this time every year, during openenrollment season. What should be a thoughtful decision, though, is often made in matter of minutes—and that’s a mistake. Employees need to carefully evaluate their options when considering health care coverage for themselves and their families, and they should consider these five important steps before making their decision: 1) Review your past health care experiences; 2) Estimate your health care needs for the coming year; 3) Consider what you want from your physicians and health care providers; 4) Determine which online support tools are important to you; 5) Examine all costs involved in maintaining your health—and the plan’s total value. First, thoroughly review your past health care experiences. Assess your current health plan’s overall value to you and your family. What do you like - and what do you want to change? Are you happy with the level of service and support you receive? In California, we have easy access to independent, online comparisons of health plans’ quality and service. The State of California Office of the Patient Advocate (www.opa.ca.gov) offers ratings of plans based on the quality of care members receive and what members say about their care. Next, assess your health-care needs for coming year. What has changed for you in the past year, and what changes are coming next year? For example, maybe you’ve developed a chronic condition that will require more doctor visits or prescriptions. Or maybe you plan to have a baby. Review your options based on how you live your life. Next, evaluate a plan’s care delivery system or network based on your specific needs. Do you want the option of going to a large network of doctors, specialists and hospitals? Do you prefer a PPO? Or do you prefer a health system with a strong emphasis on prevention and where care is coordinated among physicians? You should also understand the full extent of what a plan offers in terms of online tools. Consumers have more demands on their time, and they want easier and faster access to information so they can manage their health at their convenience. Finally, consider all your health-care costs and services before selecting your plan. Don’t automatically sign up for the plan with the lowest premium. Look at the total value you are getting in terms of services and costs. How much did you spend on health care in the past year - including premiums, deductibles, co-pays for physicians, hospital stays and prescriptions? And what did you get for it? Then, look at your options for the coming year. For example, what services does the plan provide, and what are the plan’s co-pays for office visits, hospital visits and prescription drugs? What is the deductible? Once you know the answers to these types of questions, you’ll be prepared to choose the health plan that’s right for you. It takes time to be an informed health-care consumer, but it’s time well spent. Christine Paige is a senior vice president for Kaiser Permanente.

BY RAJESWARI RAMANATHAN SUBMITTED BY GWENDOLYN MITCHELL/LAUREL ANDERSON Santa Clara County, in partnership with Arts Council Silicon Valley, invites applications for the position of Santa Clara County Poet Laureate for 2011-2013. The Poet Laureate is an honorary post. The selected poet’s role is to elevate poetry in the consciousness of Santa Clara County residents and to help celebrate the literary arts. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on November 22, 2010. “The post of Poet Laureate was created a couple of years ago,” said Santa Clara County Board President Ken Yeager. “Our esteemed inaugural Poet Laureate Nils Peterson has set a very high bar by engaging the community in creating a poetic identity for Santa Clara County.” Peterson, whose term expires in March 2011, has participated in public poetry readings throughout the county. His first major project engaged residents in a county-wide poetry-writing exercise that resulted in a 100-line poem about Santa Clara County entitled “A Family Album, Santa Clara County, 2009.” His second project challenged residents to create poems celebrating what they observe in daily life and the variety of experiences in the county. There were 275 submissions and Peterson selected 30 to be featured in April, in honor of National Poetry Month. The project was entitled “Thirty Poems in 30 Days.” There are certain criteria to satisfy. The Poet Laureate will be available to serve a two-year term, will have been a Santa Clara County resident for at least five years and have been published or recognized for poetry and literary contributions. The individual’s poetic interests respond to, or represent, the diversity of arts and cultures in Santa Clara County. The individual has demonstrated a commitment to and passion for poetry and embraces the opportunity to engage in civic discourse. The Poet Laureate will not be considered an employee of Santa Clara County and will continue to have individual pursuits. The Santa Clara County Poet Laureate will represent the county and the art of poetry through outreach related to poetry, present appropriate works at the annual State of the County ceremony and at least four selected county-sponsored events, dedications, or memorials per year. He or she will act as a resource for poetry and literary activities of the Santa Clara County Library, participate in National Poetry Month events and activities and undertake a project that will make poetry more widely available and accessible to people in their everyday lives. The Poet Laureate will receive a modest honorarium. Arts Council Silicon Valley will administer the selection process. Applications will be peer-reviewed by established poets in January 2011. Interviews with finalists will be conducted in February 2011. The recommended Poet Laureate will be announced at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors in March 2011. Application guidelines are available at www.sccgov.org/poetlaureate and at www.artscouncil.org. Applications should be submitted to Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, Arts Council Silicon Valley, 4 North Second Street, Suite 500, San Jose, CA 95113-1305. For more information, contact Arts Council Silicon Valley at laureate@artscouncil.org or (408) 998-2787.

On September 28, seniors at Irvington High School (IHS) gathered in Norse Hall for their official QUEST Kick-Off. Almost sounds like a party, doesn’t it? Well, actually, it is more about a journey that students will be taking to learn about themselves, their futures, and their potential. QUEST, which essentially is an acronym for Question, Understand, Experience, Service, and Testimony, is a senior benchmark project at IHS. Each year at Irvington, students are required to complete a benchmark project to pass high school. Unique to Irvington, these projects are organized in a community perspective for freshmen year, world perspective for sophomore year, and introspective perspective for senior year. Junior year has been made an exception due to the load of SATs and ACTs. Through the entire school year, QUEST is incorporated into the English and Government curricula. Students choose any topic that pertains to their interest and ask an essential question on that theme. Oftentimes, students choose an unfamiliar topic and through research, they come to learn and take interest in that specific area of study. The QUEST project comes in handy, especially for students who are indecisive about their future careers. In addition to research, students go out into the community to find a consultant related to their Essential Question and work with that person to find the answer to their question. This “quest” is completed through community service and learning from that experience. In the end, each senior presents a 12-20 minutes presentation on his or her entire work for QUEST and his or her reflection on the work. Should a student fail the QUEST project, the student will not be able to graduate high school. Nonetheless, Irvington has had 100 percent passing rate; none of the seniors were held back in school for not passing QUEST. “The service portion is really the main element of QUEST,” said QUEST Coordinator Mark Rodocker. “That service is like a piece of magic when the students stand tall and proud, and realize that they’ve given back to the community. Because no matter what the students do, it is a topic that is important to them, which means that what they learn from this project, they will carry it on throughout their life.” Similarly, the Change Project is for freshmen, whereas the World Issues Project is for sophomores. While Change Project takes a local environmental issue for students to tackle, the World Issues Project oversees an international issue and attempts to prevent or eradicate it. All the benchmark projects at Irvington are service oriented and focused on going green, as Irvington was previously honored as “America’s Greenest School.” These benchmark projects are designed to prepare students to face the outside world. Past students have greatly benefited from the projects as they learn humanitarian values and gain exposure to issues in the world. Finally, in their senior year, students come to learn about his or her potential and their career interest fields through QUEST.


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