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he holidays are nearing and everybody knows what that means. Lots of food, family, and of course, shopping. However, following frenetic Black Friday shopping sprees, the ideal way to enjoy the evening after Thanksgiving is in the historic Niles District of Fremont. The official opening of the Christmas season starts here in a magical event for everyone.

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In its 10th year, the Niles Merchant Association sponsors the Niles Festival of Lights and tree lighting. Over 60 entries will parade down Niles Boulevard, filling the street with holiday cheer. Six marching bands, three giant helium balloons, drill and dance teams, floats, specialty units, and tap dancing Christmas Trees will be among the sights, culminating with the arrival of the show’s star, Santa Claus himself! continued on page 7

BY JULIE GRABOWSKI Pine scented trees, twinkling lights, carols, and peppermint-flavored treats. The season of comfort and joy is upon us, with all of its much-loved traditions and festivities. Beginning Monday, November 29, Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation lights up the night with their 15th annual Trees of Angels. With three city tree lightings and the Children’s Holiday

Mark Bernardin, owner Bernardin Family McDonald’s; Lonnie Robinson, Foundation Trustee; Bob Wasserman, Fremont Mayor; Bill Harrison, Fremont Councilmember

Breakfast, Trees of Angels offers some Christmas cheer while raising funds and awareness for hospice care in the Tri-Cities. Hospice is end-of-life home care, providing medical, emotional, and spiritual support for those with a terminal illness, helping them maintain comfort, dignity, and peace in their last days. Since its founding in 1996, Trees of Angels has raised almost $370,000 for hospice care in the Tri-City area. All funds raised support Pathways Hospice, a community-based, non-profit organization providing home health services to families. A $10 donation symbolically lights one of the bulbs on the tree, in memory of a loved one or to aid those in the community needing hospice care. Elected officials will have the lighting honors; Fre-

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mont Mayor Bob Wasserman will kick things off at the Bernardin McDonald’s on Mission Boulevard in Fremont, Union City

Council Member Carol DutraVernaci will light the tree at Union City’s Nakamura Clinic, and Mayor David Smith will pre-

side at Newark City Hall. Besides the grand lighting of the tree, a family who has been through hospice care will share their experience, and ceremonies will offer cookies, treats and coffee, singing by local students, and raffles. Raffle items include decorated threefoot trees, toys, and gift baskets. Live wreaths will also be available for purchase for $35. The Children’s Holiday Breakfast on Saturday, December 4 allows children to share breakfast with special guests Ronald McDonald and Santa Claus. In addition to a McDonald’s breakfast and Happy Meal Toy, there will be a Ronald McDonald Magic Show, photo with Santa, and raffle prizes. Two decorated three-foot trees will be among the prizes up for grabs. Attendees may register at the door, but preregistration is encouraged as seating is limited. Sponsors RK Electric, Inc., Bernardin Family McDonald’s, Fremont Ford, Sycomp, and Fre-

mont Bank help make Trees of Angels possible. Taking part in these events is a great way to embrace the Christmas spirit and provide much needed aid and comfort to local families throughout the year. For more information on Trees of Angels contact the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation at (510) 791-3428. Donation forms can be found on the Foundation’s website at www.whhs.com/foundation/foundation-events. Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Holiday Breakfast:

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Trees of Angels Events Help Raise Funding, Honor Families’ Lost Loved Ones

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or individuals and families facing the final stages of a lifelimiting disease, often the focus changes from medical treatment to comfort and pain management so that patients and their loved ones can focus on final needs and wishes with comfort and dignity. The goal of hospice The month of November is recognized as National Hospice/Palliative Care Month. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), hospice combines expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the individual patient. To ensure that patients and families in Washington Township Health Care District have access to quality end-of-life care, Washington Hospital has worked closely with Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty Hospice Foundation for many years. Pathways provides compassionate, high quality patient and family-centered home health and hospice care, allowing those nearing end of life to spend their remaining days in the comfort and dignity of their home, assisted living facility or nursing home. The team of caring support people at Pathways includes a consulting physician, nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. In addition

“Often we forget that to caring for patients, families are as important Pathways also offers as the patient. Taking care individual and group of a loved one—and these grief support for up to caregivers see their job as a year following the taking care of their loved death of a loved one. one—is such a gift and Transitioning to it’s important to support end-of-life care them after a family memOftentimes, endber’s passing.” of-life decisions—inA continuity of care cluding the decision to Finley says Washingenter hospice care— ton Hospital’s ongoing are made while parelationship with Pathtients are in the hospital. During this To ensure that patients and families in Washington Township Health ways has provided an Care District have access to quality end-of-life care, Washington Hostransition period, Fa- pital has worked closely with Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Pri- excellent continuity of the care for patients ther Jeff Finley, Wash- vate Duty Hospice Foundation for many years. and their family memington Hospital’s have the capability to sit down bers as they leave the hospital spiritual care coordinator, and and listen to patients’ stories and into home health care or nursing members of his team provide vital care facilities. support to patients and their fami- fill in when their families sometimes are unavailable.” “We have such a strong relalies, support that often falls outFinley explains that just tionship with Pathways and we side the scope traditional health spending time with a patient can have a lot of conversations with care services. go a long way toward providing hospice staff before patients leave “I see spiritual care as support peace of mind and, when it the hospital,” Finley notes. “When care, because not everyone is spiricomes time for patients to transi- Pathways’ staff members check in tual or religious,” Finley explains. tion into end-of-life care, he says with us and we’ve been seeing a “There is a holistic aspect that can hospice care is a vital resource for patient, there’s that immediate be just as important as the healing both patients and families in the connection about the patient.” aspect. Our job can be as simple as community. Ultimately, through hospice holding someone’s hand or re“I think hospice does a fantasservices, patients and families are sponding to someone’s needs in an tic job in providing support care able to focus on what is important environment where others don’t in the home and even after care to them with the comfort of have the time or resources to do so. round the clock access to advice, “I call it a ministry of presence. when someone leaves this world reassurance, home visits, spiritual We’re not nurses and we’re not so- with support groups and followup calls to family,” he says. “For care and grief support. cial workers, who tend to be more me, it’s not just the process of Trees of Angels treatment and resource oriented. dying but also the after care for Each year, Washington Hospital But I’ve found that everyone grieving family members. Healthcare Foundation partners wants to tell their story and we

with local organizations and businesses to raise funding in support of local hospice care services. Next week will kick off the Trees of Angels campaign, which will bring together members of the community at tree lighting ceremonies across the Tri-City area, enabling families to join together in remembering or honoring loved ones. Commemorative ornaments will be available for purchase and all funds raised from these events will benefit local hospice care services. Upcoming Trees of Angels events: November 29 – Tree Lighting at McDonald’s Restaurant on Mission Blvd., Fremont (6 p.m.) December 1 – Tree Lighting at Nakamura Clinic in Union City (5:30 p.m.) December 4 – Children’s Holiday Breakfast with Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald at Washington West (8:30 a.m.) December 6 – Tree Lighting at Newark City Hall (6:30 p.m.) If you would like to donate to the campaign or learn more about upcoming events, visit www.whhs.com/foundation/foundation-events/. For more information about Pathways and local hospice care services, visit www.pathwayshealth.org or call toll-free (888) 755-7855.

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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Kidney Disease

Your Concerns InHealth: Measles Resurgence How to Prevent a Heart Attack & Healthy Nutrition for Your Heart

Community Based Senior Supportive Services

Superbugs: Are We Winning the Germ War?

Heel Problems and Treatment Options

Women's Health Conference: Organic Gardening Demonstration

(Late Start) Washington Women's Center: Arthritis Exercise Program

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Inside Washington Hospital: Patient Safety

Influenza and Other Contagious Respiratory Conditions

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

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

Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Tremors and Epilepsy

Washington Urgent Care: When You Should Go and What We Treat

Raising Awareness About Stroke Inside Washington Hospital: Wound Care Clinic

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Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting November 10, 2010

Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee Meeting October 21, 2010 (New)

Tips to Making Your Golden Years Healthier Disaster Preparedness

Arthritis: Do I Have One of 100 Types?

Osteoporosis and What to do to Prevent it

Crohn's & Colitis, Stomach Cancer and Irritable Bowel Disorders

Voices InHealth: Washington's Community Cancer Program

(Late Start) Surgical Treatment for Diabetes Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting November 10, 2010

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting November 10, 2010

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

Are You at Risk for Diabetes? - Learn the Signs

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting November 10, 2010

(Late Start) The Latest Technology in Treating Brain Tumors and Parkinson's Disease

Brain Health for Seniors

Cough or Shortness of Breath, What to Do About It InHealth Special Report: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Part 1

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting November 10, 2010 (New)

InHealth Special Report: The Patient Protection and Peripheral Vascular Affordable Care Act Disease: Leg Weakness, Part 3 Symptoms and Treatment & Percutaneous (Under the Skin) Treatment

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lower Back Disorders

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(Late Start) Prostate Enlargements and Cancer

Think Pink: MRI Screening for High Risk Patients

Effects of Smoking: Stop Smoking Workshop

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Your Concerns InHealth: Vitamin Supplements (New)

Hip Pain in the Young and Middle-Aged Adult

Learn About Foods That Help Your Digestive System

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

Sepsis: Treatment of a Top 10 Killer

Women's Health Conference: Digestive Disorders

Inside Washington Hospital: Patient Safety

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Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting November 10, 2010

Your Concerns InHealth: Vitamin Supplements (New)

Skin Care and Prevention of Skin Cancer Diabetes Health Fair 2009: Stop Diabetes

Washington Women's Center: Heart Healthy Foods

Your Concerns InHealth Sun Protection

Your Concerns InHealth: Washington Township Senior Scam Prevention Health Care District Board Meeting November 10, Skin Care and Prevention 2010 of Skin Cancer

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Washington Women's Center: Circulation 101 for Women - Part 1: Varicose Veins

(Late Start) Take the Steps: What You Should Know About Foot Care

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Nutrition for People with Kidney Disease

Surgical Interventions for Sleep Apnea World Kidney Day

Inside Washington Hospital: Stroke Response Team

(Late Start) Prepare for Your Doctor's Visit

Alzheimer's Disease Research Update Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee Meeting October 21, 2010 (New) Latest Principles for Wound Care

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

Management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Learn About Infection in the Body

Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Maintaining Heart Health with Diabetes

(Late Start) Inside Washington Hospital: The Emergency Department

Voices InHealth: Nursing Excellence - Journey to Magnet Status


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Diabetes Matters: What Do Hormones Have To Do With Diabetes? When most people hear the word “hormones,” they tend to think of the familiar sex hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. But the body produces numerous other hormones – chemicals released by cells or glands in the body that send out messages to regulate various body functions. Some of those hormones play leading roles in diabetes, as well as in cases of abnormally low blood sugar known as hypoglycemia. “Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body does not produce enough or does not properly use the hormone insulin, which helps the body convert blood glucose into energy,” says Dr. Prasad Katta, an endocrinologist on the medical staff at Washington Hospital. “Insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, is only one part of the puzzle.” “Another hormone produced by the pancreas, glucagon, also has a role to play,” adds Katta. “Both insulin and glucagon are produced in response to blood sugar levels, but insulin is secreted in response to high blood sugar levels while glucagon is produced when blood sugar levels are too low. Glucagon raises the blood sugar level by converting glycogen that is stored in the liver into glucose.” To help people learn more about the relationship between hormones and diabetes – including medications to regulate diabetes-related hormones – Washington Hospital is sponsoring a free “Diabetes Matters” class, featuring a lecture by Dr. Katta. The class is scheduled for Thursday, December 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium in the Washington West Building at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont. A Diabetes Support Group session will follow the lecture. Ever since the first human diabetes patient received an injection of insulin in 1922, medical science has made remarkable advances in developing medications to regulate the body’s level of insulin. Medications called sulfonylureas (such as Glyburide and Glipizide) and meglitinides (such as Prandin and Starlix) help the pancreas secrete more insulin. Other drugs, such as Metformin and Actos, can be used to increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin. According to Dr. Katta, most of the time, patients have more than one factor contributing to their diabetes. “It could be a combination of high glucagon levels in addition to insufficient insulin production or insulin resistance,” he says. “There currently is no test to determine if a patient has high glucagon levels, but these medications may be added to the treatment regimen if other medications are not working effectively.” Be Aware of Potential Medication Side Effects Dr. Katta cautions people to be aware that diabetes medications – like any drug – can have adverse side effects. Some may cause digestive system problems. Others may produce weight gain or fluid retention. In very rare cases, drugs that increase incretin levels and reduce glucagon levels may cause inflammation of the pancreas, so a person with a history of pancreas inflammation (pancreatitis) or pancreatic cancer should not take these medications. “One side effect of various diabetes medications may be hypoglycemia – a sudden, dangerous drop in blood sugar,” Dr. Katta says. “When you have hypoglycemia, you can experience a variety of symptoms, including heart palpitations, increased perspiration, hunger, drowsiness or dizziness. “A lot of these symptoms can be caused by increased levels of hormones produced by the adrenal glands on top of the kidneys – cortisol and catecholamines, including adrenalin,” he adds. “These hormones are released into the blood during times of physical or emotional stress, and they are telling the body to raise the blood sugar level. Hypoglycemia can happen at any time, and most of the time people will wake up if it happens at night.” Dr. Katta stresses that anyone with diabetes who is experiencing signs of hypoglycemia needs immediate access to sugar. “The preferred source would be glucose tablets, but fruit juice or soft drinks may be used instead,” he explains. “Then you need to check your blood sugar levels after 15 minutes. If the blood sugar level hasn’t gone up by 50 points, you should consume more sugar and repeat the blood test again in 15 minutes. If the blood sugar level still has not increased by 50 points, call 9-1-1.” Prevention Is the Best Medicine Not every person who has diabetes needs medications, since it often can be controlled with diet and exercise. In fact, proper diet and exercise can help prevent diabetes in the first place. “Diabetes is becoming epidemic around the world, as more and more people are copying the unhealthy U.S. diet and becoming more sedentary,” Dr. Katta says. “The National Institutes of Health is predicting that every third child born in the U.S. after the year 2000 will develop diabetes during their lifetime. The incidence of diabetes is only going to increase if we don’t change our lifestyles to eat healthier foods and get more exercise. “I jokingly tell my patients that they only have to exercise on the days they eat,” he adds. “Of course, that means every day!”

Come to the Diabetes Support Group Success in managing diabetes has a lot to do with receiving and giving social support. For people who suffer from diabetes, the Washington Outpatient Diabetes Center offers a support group that allows people to have in-depth conversations about what’s happening in their lives and share information about dealing with diabetes in a positive and caring environment. The support group meetings are held at 8 p.m. every month immediately following the hour-long Diabetes Matters lecture which begins at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Family members and friends are also welcome. For more information about the support group or other classes and programs, call (510) 745-6556 or visit us on the web: www.whhs.com/diabetes

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n Thursday, November 4, Washington Hospital received the 2010 StopWaste Business Efficiency Award for outstanding achievements in waste reduction and environmental performance. The Hospital was singled out with 11 other local companies and organizations by StopWaste.org, which is facilitated by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority. Since the Hospital’s Green Team was formed two years ago, several facility-wide recycling and compostable collection programs have been implemented. Highlights in the last year have included a successful take-back program for the public, allowing people to drop off unwanted or un-used medications for safe disposal. This program collected two tons of medications in 2009. The hospital also replaced disposable plastic containers for used syringes and other medical sharps with reusable ones throughout the facility. This program alone is expected to eliminate sending 9.1 tons of plastic waste to the landfill each year. “We recognize the critical link between the health of each individual and the health of the environment,” said Paul Kelley, Director of Biomedical Engineering and Green Initiative. “That’s why we are committed to environLeft to right:Washington Hospital Green Team champions Kathy Fox and Paul Kelley accepted the 2010 StopWaste Business Efficiency Award with Pat Danielson, RHIT, mentally responsible practices and are taking Treasurer of the Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors. the lead to promote a healthier community.” Employee engagement is a critical element vent waste, the hospital has replaced plastic foam food of the Washington Hospital’s environmental efforts. service ware and other disposable products in their The Green Team keeps hospital staff informed and mo- cafeteria with recyclable and compostable ware. Worktivated though newsletters and sustainability education ing with their suppliers, the hospital has also switched fairs, and values their suggestions for improvement. In from cardboard boxes to reusable totes for produce de2009, Washington Hospital hosted the “Let’s Go liveries to the cafeteria, reducing cardboard waste. Green Together” community event with a farmers marIn June, Washington Hospital earned an Environket, an exhibition hall for local agencies and vendors mental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, a engaged in green activities, and educational games for national organization for healthcare institutions that families and children. have made a commitment to environmentally responsi“So many people throughout the Hospital are enble practices. The “Partner for Change Award” was prethusiastic about reducing our environmental impact,” sented in recognition of Washington Hospital’s adds Kelley. “Going green has been a real team effort.” achievements in developing programs to prevent polluKelley has chaired the Hospital’s Green Team Comtion, reduce and recycle solid waste, eliminate mercury, mittee since August 2008 and since the committee’s reduce water and energy consumption and establish formation, the hospital has implemented a wide range “green” purchasing policies. of waste reduction measures, including a facility-wide To learn more about Washington Hospital’s “Green recycling and compostables collection program. To pre- Team” initiatives, visit www.whhs.com/green.


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Ohlone Humane Society

Moving on BY NANCY LYON

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chirping sound coming from a vehicle can be generated by anything from brake pads to a cam angle sensor. The source of the sound often requires the help of a passenger to listen from various spots in the automobile while the driver operates the vehicle under varying conditions. Very often, chirping is a warning sound that some brake pads make to indicate that the pad material is reaching minimum thickness. The sound comes from the wear sensors as they contact the brake rotor in motion. As the brake pads reach their minimum thickness, the chirping will occur when the brakes are depressed. At this point, a change of brakes (and perhaps rotors) is required.

Does your car chirp? Maybe it whines, clicks, squeals, clunks, or sputters. Strange noises from under the hood – or anywhere else in the car – are a sign that you need to bring your car into BAY STAR AUTO CARE. Our ASE-certified technicians take the time to listen to you and to your car. Then we use our expertise to find the problem quickly and get you back on the road safely… and quietly! We can also provide you with the preventative maintenance that will prevent strange noises in the first place. Give us a call today for an appointment. HINT: Braking components should never be replaced with parts that are of lesser quality than the original equipment.

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

The faltering economy of the last ten years has taken a heavy toll not only on the human community, but has directly contributed to a mushrooming overflow of stray or owner-surrendered companion animals ending up in shelters. Many shelters charge a fee to take in surrendered animals, so a number of former animal companions end up being dumped by the wayside while their “family” goes on its way, comforting themselves by thinking that someone will give the poor abandoned critter a “good home.” Except for the occasional animal-caring Good Samaritan that steps in and saves a life, this is just not the usual case, and future prospects for the poor animal are pretty grim. Probably the greatest increase is in the cat population. You can walk into just about any municipal animal shelter and the number of cats – beautiful, social cats – is staggering. The story of people moving because of lost jobs with multiple reasons of why they can’t bring along Rover or Fluffy is all too common. In some instances there really is no choice and the need to surrender is legitimate, but more often it’s just a case of out with the old, we’re moving on. Older shelter dogs and cats often wait for long periods of time for that special person who will take them home. But sometimes that person doesn’t come along and the animal becomes depressed, sickens, and euthanasia is judged the most humane course of action. A sad end for a bewildered and faithful old friend. Unaltered cats (and other animals), can produce, even in a relatively short lifespan, an astronomical number of offspring. Unwanted cats and their feral young are often trapped by neighbors who consider them a nuisance or simply by people who don’t like cats. Victims of human irresponsibility and negligence, they end up in shelters and, if deemed feral, with few exceptions, are killed after three days. A female cat can become pregnant as early as four months and have from three to six kittens a litter, up to five litters a year. The

kittens of an abandoned domestic mom cat will become feral if not socialized within a short time after birth; the surviving kittens will grow into cats that are no longer companion animals in the accepted sense. Ferals are defined as animals that are not domesticated or cultivated and have escaped or been abandoned from domestication, essentially wild and are generally unadoptable. And the problem grows and grows, with feral cats being a large part of an animal shelter’s population. What, if any, answers are there to the problem? First and foremost, have your cat, dog, rabbit spayed or neutered. No excuses. Then if your fortunes take a sudden downturn, you’ll have a better chance of finding a place that will accept pets or a friend that will consider fostering while you re-establish your residence. While veterinary fees for altering animals have climbed to an all time high that borders on the ridiculous, there are low-cost and sometimes no cost programs and clinics that can fit most budgets. Learn to prioritize. If your present financial circumstance or job is looking uncertain, by-pass an evening of movie and pizza once in a while and get your animal altered ASAP; it will be worth it in the long run. If you are sincere in keeping your pet, there are apartments that will take animals, some reasonably priced if you really search and start early. Some will only allow spayed/neutered animals. If your animal friend means a lot to you there are resources that you need to pursue as soon as you find your living circumstances are going to be changing.

If family and friends can’t temporarily help you with housing your animal companion, then perhaps for a period of time, you can accept living in a less desirable rental situation until a place can be found to accommodate you both. This gives you breathing space while you look for better options. If you decide to share accommodations, make sure the person is animal-friendly and has no allergy to animals. A word of warning – don’t innocently think that it is safe to give away a beloved companion animal to strangers, through the newspaper or online. Craig’s List may be recommended but some very dangerous people that have ill intentions for your animal lurk there. Get placement advice from a rescue or shelter. With overcrowded shelters bulging at the seams with animals, especially cats, and adoptions often slow or non-existent, a shelter should be your last option. Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Assistance programs/clinics: Ohlone Humane Society (510) 792-4587 East Bay S.P.C.A. (510) 639-7387 Tri-Valley S.P.C.A. (925) 479-9674 Humane Society of the Silicon Valley (408) 262-2133 Palo Alto Spay/Neuter Clinic (650) 496-5933 Animal-Friendly Rental Search: MyNewPlace, http://www.mynewplace.com Housing issues and companion animals –Animal Law http://www.animallaw.info/jou rnals/jo_pdf/vol11_p69.pdf

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www.ohlonehumanesociety.org Hundreds of healthy, adoptable animals are available at the TriCity Animal Shelter and other local shelters and rescue organizations. Visit www.petfinder.com where you can enter your city or zip code and search by breed, size, gender and other criteria. Nearly 12,500 rescue groups list more than a quarter-million animals available for adoption. Please save one today.

SUBMITTED BY THE CITY OF HAYWARD Prepare your pet for the City of Hayward’s Santa Paws Parade in Downtown Hayward on Saturday, December 4, 2010. Large, small, well-behaved, legal pets are invited as are their owners. All are welcome to don festive garb or to come as they are, on foot or by float. There will be Santa pet pictures, a pet boutique, tap dancing Christmas trees, pets from the Hayward Animal Shelter and Sparky the Fire Dog. Animals will be available for adoption. Pets may be entered in one of the following parade groups – Best Dressed Pet, Owner & Pet Look-alike, Group Entry, Just Plain Cute, Holiday Pet Float and Best Holiday Float. Registration before December 4 is $10 per pet or $15 for two or more pets at www.FirstGiving.com/SantaPawsParade2010. Owners may also register in person or by mail at Hayward Animal Services, 16 Barnes Court, Hayward, CA 94544. Registration on Parade Day is $12 per pet or $15 for two or more pets and will begin at 9 a.m. The Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Municipal Parking Lot 2 at Foothill Boulevard and B Street, Hayward, and ends at Hayward Public Library on C

Street for the Awards Ceremony. Entrants can become Pack Leaders by creating a fundraising page at www.FirstGiving.com/SantaPawsParade2010 and then accept sponsorship from friends and family. Proceeds will benefit Hayward’s abandoned pets and homeless animals at the Hayward Animal Shelter. Donations and registration fees are tax deductible. This local event is sponsored by Downtown businesses, the City of Hayward, Hayward Area Parks and Recreation District and Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers. For more information, visit www.FirstGiving.com/SantaPawsParade2010 and www.hayward-ca.gov or call (510) 293-7200 ext 7. Santa Paws Parade Saturday, December 4 9 a.m. Municipal Parking Lot 2 Foothill Boulevard and B Street, Hayward (510) 293-7200 ext 7 www.FirstGiving.com/SantaPawsParade2010 Registration: $10 per pet; $15 for two or more (before December 4). $12 per pet; $17 for two or more (on Parade Day).


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Wednesday December 1st 10am-3pm

Holiday Bazaar

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

Come shop local vendors, jewelry, treats, goodies, and be the first to boast that you are all done with your Holiday shopping. First 30 guests to sign up recieve FREE gift-wrapping and an entry into our fabulous holiday raffle.


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Tree Lighting Ceremony and Union City Chamber of Commerce Mixer Wednesday, December 1 5:30 p.m. Nakamura Clinic 33077 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City Children’s Holiday Breakfast Saturday, December 4 8:30 a.m. (Registration 8 a.m.)

Washington West 2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont Cost: $10 per person (Reservations recommended by Nov. 29) Tree Lighting Ceremony Monday, December 6 6 p.m. Newark City Hall 37101 Newark Blvd., Newark

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Kids will enjoy special guests of the festival, the Peanuts Gang. All your favorites, including Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy will be there. Joining them will be Maisy Mouse, Maya and Miguel from PBS Kids, Storm Troopers from the Movie Star Wars, and children’s storybook star “Nate the Great.” And for shoppers, stores will be open for business. Come early and browse through the distinctive shops of this historic district

to find unique gifts for every family member, or grab a bite to eat before the parade. As chilly weather and early darkness herald winter, the atmosphere heats up with multiple appearances of Santa Claus and festive, lighted Christmas Trees throughout the Greater TriCity area. The Niles Festival of Lights begins traditional tree-lighting ceremonies, a prelude to a multitude of such activities. Niles Festival of Lights and Tree Lighting Friday, November 26th 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 792-8023 www.niles.org

Food and Toy Drive The Fremont Fire Department is hosting their annual Food and Toy Drive from Friday, November 26 through Thursday, December 16. All 10 fire stations, as well as the Fire Department Offices, will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items to help give local families a happy holiday season. Items can be dropped off during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Donations will be distributed throughout the Tri-City area by Tri-City Volunteers, Inc. with assistance from Fremont Fire Department volunteers. For more information call (510) 494-4200.

Fire House locations: Station 1: 4200 Mowry Ave. Station 2: 37299 Niles Blvd. Station 3: 3955 Washington Blvd. Station 4: 1000 Pine St. Station 5: 55 Hackamore Ln. Station 6: 4355 Central Ave. Station 7: 43600 South Grimmer Blvd. Station 8: 35659 Fremont Blvd. Station 9: 39609 Stevenson Pl. Station 10: 5001 Deep Creek Rd. Fire Administration Offices 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A

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Union City Report SUBMITTED BY RICK LAFORCE On Wednesday night (11/10), a robbery occurred at the Wells Fargo ATM located at 30915 Courthouse Drive. Two suspects approached the victim from behind. The first suspect struck the victim with a fist and the second suspect pistol whipped the victim. The suspects stole the victim’s wallet and fled the scene on foot toward Dyer Street. On Friday night (11/12), officers were sent to the area near 30073 Industrial Parkway to investigate a report of a person bleeding from his head. Upon the officers’ arrival, they found that the victim was being treated by Alameda County Fire and AMR Ambulance for a laceration to his face and a large lump on his forehead. Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that the victim and suspect had been engaged in a longtime feud. The suspect had taken the victim’s bicycle without permission earlier in the day. The victim confronted the suspect about this and the suspect attacked the victim with a pipe, causing the injuries to his head. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

On Monday (11/15), the Union City Police Communications Center received a “911” call from a distraught female reporting she had just been raped. Officers and detectives responded to a residence on Monte Carlo Way and met with the victim near the residence. Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that the victim had been sexually assaulted by an acquaintance and kept her against her will in the residence. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and recovered numerous items of evidence. Detectives tracked the suspect down to a nearby residence and arrested the suspect without incident. On Tuesday (11/16), officers were sent to investigate a report of gunshots being heard in the area of 1420 Whipple Road. Responding officers were unable to locate any victims or suspects. A short time later, St. Rose Hospital called to report that the victim of a gunshot wound had arrived at the emergency room. Officers responded to the hospital and met with the victim and his brother. Through the course of the officer’s investigation, they learned that the victim was driving east bound on Whipple Road with his brother seated in the front passenger’s seat when a dark-

colored vehicle pulled alongside and began to shoot at them. When the driver was shot, he pulled the vehicle over to the side of the roadway and stopped. The suspect fled east bound on Whipple Road. The victim was then taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-lifethreatening injuries. On Thursday (11/18) morning, the Union Landing Chase Bank was robbed. Two Black male suspects -more than likely the suspects from previous bank robberies and attempted bank robberies in the greater Bay Area — entered the front entrance of the bank, passed the line of customers, and jumped over the counter. The suspects removed cash from the teller drawers then exited through the emergency exit, fleeing in an unknown direction in a silver Dodge Magnum. No guns were seen during the robbery. There were approximately 11 people inside the bank during the robbery. Also on Thursday (11/18), officers located a vehicle, wanted in an assault with a deadly weapon that had just occurred in Fremont, driving on Mission Boulevard. Officers were preparing to stop the vehicle when the vehicle voluntarily pulled over in a grocery store parking lot. Fremont Police arrived and took custody of the suspects. qqq

New law raises age to start kindergarten in California BY TERENCE CHEA ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER SAN FRANCISCO (AP), Oct 01 - California will require kids to be 5 years old when they start kindergarten and create a new grade level for pre-K children after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation aimed at improving student achievement. The bill approved late Thursday will push back the date by which children must turn 5 to enter kindergarten from Dec. 2 to Sept. 1. The change will be phased in one month at a time over three years starting in fall 2012. “This is a victory for kids on two fronts,’’ said state Sen. Simitian, D-Palo Alto, who authored Senate Bill 1381. “We start kids when they’re ready to succeed in school, and for younger children we provide a ‘get ready’ year of instruction as well.” The estimated $700 million saved by delaying kindergarten for roughly 120,000 children annually will be used to pay for “transitional kindergarten,” a new grade level for children with fall birthdays who will be too young to start regular kindergarten.

Gov. Schwarzenegger signed the Kindergarten Readiness Act despite opposition from some state lawmakers who worry the new preK program could end up increasing costs for taxpayers. Critics say raising the kindergarten age without adding the new grade level would save the state money at a time when California faces severe financial problems. California currently has one of the latest cutoff dates in the country, which means about onefourth of students are 4 years old when they start kindergarten. But studies show the youngest students in a class are most likely to struggle academically, be held back a grade or need special education services. Many teachers complain that their 4-year-old students are not ready for kindergarten, which has become more academically rigorous in recent years. Raising the kindergarten age could lead to stronger academic performance, higher graduation rates and fewer students needing to repeat grades or take special ed classes, supporters say. Transitional kindergarten will feature a modified kindergarten curriculum tailored to children

born between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. Like regular kindergarten, the new program will be optional, but school districts will be required to offer it. The new grade level was added to the legislation partly out of concern for parents who would otherwise need to pay for another year of childcare or preschool for their children, which could create financial hardship for low-income families. In recent years, many wealthier families in California have held their children back a year and paid for another year of preschool because they don’t believe their kids are ready for kindergarten, but that isn’t an option for less well-off families. “This is a critical reform of elementary school education,” said Catherine Atkin, president of Preschool California, an advocacy group that backed the bill. “Study after study has shown that these younger kindergartners are the ones most likely to experience difficulty in schools. We know that when you give them an additional year of preparation it helps them become confident learners.”


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Stolen goods auctioned online BY MEENU GUPTA Stolen goods can be bought and it’s legal. The public website PropertyRoom.com, also called “Steal It Back,” makes it possible. Stolen property that law enforcement agencies are unable to return to rightful owners is auctioned online at a considerably lower price compared to its actual value. Professional bidders can find laptops, bicycles, professional music equipment, and computer equipment while fashionistas can bid for jewelry and namebrand designer pieces. Founded in 1999 by Police Officers, the California-based company helps recycle recovered stolen goods that go unclaimed and stack up in police evidence rooms. The website works with more than 1,800 law enforcement agencies; auctions are run much like eBay, with a similar eclectic product mix. “Any property that is

abandoned or unclaimed from the evidence room, whether it was used as evidence or whether it was found for safekeeping, that is not contraband and has a retail value, we send it to the auctioneer,” said Milpitas Property Clerk Deborah Souza. “They come every month and pick up our ‘surplus property’ and take it to their warehouse in Los Angeles. The goods are then cleaned, marked, tested, appraised, and advertised on the website for the public to bid,” said Souza. Milpitas Police Department has been a client of the website since 2001. “Revenue generated on an average is about $2,000 a year in auction, as most nice things get recovered right away,” said Souza. The site is helpful in recycling goods. “However, there are a few items that we auction ourselves on a different website called Public surplus.com.

That website is reserved just for large items because Property room.com takes 50 percent of the proceeds besides charging the buyer for shipping the items out from their Los Angeles warehouse,” she said. “So big items like bicycles and large tools that are too big to be shipped out and that will cost too much to shipped out we auction them right here from the building. Since we do the work ourselves, the site keeps only seven percent of the proceeds.” Fremont Police Department has used PropertyRoom.com since 2003 for auctions. “We also use Ernst Auction Park and have been with them since 1991. Our Property Bar Code System to track our inventory is in Tiburon,” said Robin Neal, property officer with Fremont PD. “The auctions bring in a modest amount, usually around $5,000 a year,” she said.

Local business landmark is gone The true story of Signer Buick-Cadillac n an ironic twist to recent news reports touting the emergence of the “New General Motors,” Don Signer said goodbye to the sign that has marked his GM dealership since he opened Fremont’s first Buick dealership thirty years ago on November 17, 1980. General Motors terminated Signer Buick-Cadillac’s franchises, along with hundreds of others around the U. S., in 2009 when it filed bankruptcy and received a $50 billion taxpayer-

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the U. S. Treasury Department published a scathing report of GM’s unfair dealer termination methods and last month initiated an investigation into possible illegal GM activities. “GM’s taking of my franchises marks the final chapter of a story that began in 1998. In the mid-1990’s, GM embarked upon a national plan to take control of dealerships in selected markets, one of which was Signer Buick-Cadillac in Newark, CA. At the end of

funded bailout. The Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry supported GM’s termination actions in reliance on GM’s statement to Congress that closing dealerships would save the corporation money. While Don closed his business a year ago, the franchise did not terminate until October 31, 2010. Highly questionable actions by the automotive giant have resulted in the dissolution and ruin of a long-term relationship with a local business and loyal customer base in the Tri-City area. In a well-orchestrated maneuver, as soon as evidence of Signer Buick/Cadillac was removed, another dealership appeared in almost the same location. The following is Don Signer’s account of what transpired: “Within two hours of the departure of my GM sign, the cover came off a Cadillac sign installed on the former Saturn dealership just two doors away, the new Fremont Buick-GMCCadillac operated by GM-appointed dealer Inder Dosanjh. In an action contrary to GM’s “money-saving” statement to Congress, GM used its bankruptcy and backing of the Task Force to legalize confiscation my business. GM’s action destroyed everything I had worked for, as well as the careers of my loyal employees. It should be noted that in July 2010, a special TARP fund-monitoring unit of

1997, GM abruptly removed Newark’s Fremont Pontiac-Olds-GMC dealer who filed suit and soon settled with a final date of January 1, 1998. The next day, four picketers appeared in front of my dealership, beginning a seven-day-a-week campaign. “Shortly thereafter, GM repeatedly asked me to sell my franchises back to it, wishing to assign my franchises to the dealer it had appointed to take over the Pontiac dealership. I had no interest in selling. In August, the Pontiac dealer resigned, the picketers disappeared and GM ended its attempts to persuade me to sell… at least for the time being. At that time, I attempted to buy the Pontiac-OldsGMC dealership from GM but it declined without stating a reason. My assessment of the picketers’ role can be found on my website, donsigner.com. “My story is even more bizarre considering GM’s actions before and after the 1998 events; actions that turned my achievement of the American dream into a nightmare – one hard to believe in the United States of America. “While operating in my facility on Fremont Boulevard in the late 1980’s, I co-developed the Fremont Auto Mall concept in a complicated venture involving all Fremont continued on page 33

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elvin Jones founded the International Association of Lion’s Clubs in Chicago in 1917. The organization grew rapidly throughout the United States and the Lions Club of Centerville was chartered

organization was praised as one of the most effective groups in Southern Alameda County and was held up as “a model of how Lionism should function.” Current projects included erection of street signs, house

ally the biggest benefit card party of the year, was held in 1948 to raise funds for continued welfare work of the club. The club celebrated its 25th year of service in 1956 with an evening of dinner, dancing, and

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numbering, and erection of a 90foot steel flag pole. Members were also supervising street cleaning, planning the yearly whist party, and installing a time clock 25 Year Pin

October 9, 1931. Dr. George Holeman, one of Centerville’s two doctors, was elected president; the other was Dr. W. L. McWhirter. The 22 men who signed the charter were prominent merchants and professional men of the area. Members launched their organization by hosting 400 Bay Area Lions Club members for a Halloween party at the Washington High School gymnasium. Their first local project was to get the street by the school paved. In the spring of 1932, they began sponsoring a plan to get a public swimming pool for the township. Frank Madruga, as president in 1933, led a drive to get Centerville houses numbered. The club put on their first Washington Township Fair July 4, 1934 featuring industrial displays and entertainment. The Fair was pronounced “a smashing success” and the Boy Scouts drew praise for directing traffic, selling programs, and running errands. The club installed a town whistle that blew at 8 p.m. and noon. Some people said it was “so loud that mothers called their children in the house, and dogs crept into dark corners.” Apparently it was discontinued. The five-day fair and Fourth of July celebration in 1935 drew 25,000 people and featured the largest collection of industrial agricultural, poultry, and livestock products ever gathered here. A pamphlet published in 1936 devotes a page to the activities of the Lions Club stressing the Parade, Liberty Bell, fire works, and contests of the fair. Community service of the club included the school milk program, sponsoring the Boy Scouts, Christmas parties, the outdoor Christmas tree, white canes for blind people, and a whist party to raise funds for suits for the high school baseball team. The

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to regulate the town siren. The 1937 fair was marked by one of the most colorful parades ever held in the area. Witnessed by 10,000 people, it was over a mile long and took an hour to pass. It displayed Washington Township products “from pretty girls and rosy cheeked children to fine houses, cattle, sheep, flowers, fruits, wines and manufactured products.” Wilma Martin was crowned queen at the Coronation Ball attended by some 1,200 people. Maids of honor were robed in court dresses presented to them by the club. In 1939, the club was a sponsor of the U.S.D. drive and was soliciting funds to help maintain the Newark air raid observation station. They did find time to select “Beautiful Women” as the title of their show given at the high school, and hired Don Bates as night patrolman for Centerville. Activities in the 1940s were shaped by World War II. They led several drives to collect rubber, iron, and other items needed for the war effort. One major patriotic effort was the erection of a plaque on Main Street as an honor roll for servicemen and women. About 1,000 residents of Washington Township attended the dedication in April 1944 and their names were added later. The plaque had to make way for development and was moved to a spot by Cloverdale Creamery in 1945. In 1946, the club resumed sponsoring the outdoor community Christmas tree, and in 1948 they hosted 120 Lions from eight clubs for a public speaking contest. The annual card party, usu-

entertainment. Charter members Allen G. Norris and Chick Santos continued to be active workers. They were still active when the club celebrated its 35th anniversary in 1966. The biggest celebration was in 1981 when they were recognized for 50 years of service. By that time they had helped start five of the eight Lions Clubs in the area. By the time Nat Lord came and joined the Centerville Club in 1995 membership was declining, even though women were finally allowed to join (The Dawn Breakers, Lions, Centerville Lions, and Union City Lions were the only ones listed for the Washington Township area in 2005). Membership in the Centerville Club continued to decline, and the group disbanded in about 2006. The Lions Club was one of the three service clubs listed in the 1957 “Fremont Chamber of Commerce Shoppers Guide and Business Directory.” All three met at the International Kitchen. In 1958 The Lions Club of Centerville and the Lions Club of South Fremont had separate listings. In 1925, Helen Keller challenged the International Lions Club to “become knights of the blind in this crusade against darkness.” They accepted the challenge and at the local level have sponsored campaigns to donate glasses, hold free vision screenings, and raise funds for vision programs. The Fremont Asian Lions Club, established in 2006, adopted a traditional program “Lions in Sight” to promote recycling used glasses for developing countries. Other programs include the Youth Exchange opening options for visits to other countries. Ripple Leung was the president in 2008.

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SUBMITTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF ALAMEDA COUNTY SCHOOLS The Alameda County Office of Education’s Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership, in partnership with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) and the Alameda County Arts Commission, announce the launch event for the Freedom Bus Project and Art IS Education 2011. Alameda County Superintendent Sheila Jordan will be joined by AC Transit Director-At Large Joel Young to announce the Freedom Bus Project to the community, celebrate arts in education, and commemorate an important historical moment. Organizers see the launch event as an opportunity to celebrate the power of art to inspire and ignite movements for change. The March 2011 Art IS Education theme is “Creating Solutions for the World We Share,” which importantly ties into the

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Freedom Bus Project as promoting civil rights and equality to combat the global challenges our world shares. This is a call for participation in a student art competition to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ historic bus ride, and to celebrate the East Bay’s rich diversity and legacy of community activism, and student expression for social justice through the arts. Art IS Education and the Freedom Bus Project Launch Wednesday, December 1 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Presentation); 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Resource Share) Peralta Elementary School Multipurpose Room 460 63rd Street, Oakland (510) 788.0450 or (510) 670-7754 www.artiseducation.org/10/ or www.freedombusproject.com

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keptics, believers and the curious attended Hayward Area Historical Society’s (HAHS) second annual Voices from the Past event at two Victorian properties which Bakersfield-based, non-profit American Paranormal Research Association (APRA) has investigated for the past two years. The Meek Mansion opened on September 18 – 19 from 6 p.m. until 3.30 a.m. Whether Halloween contributed to what happened at McConaghy House, on October 30 – 31, is unknown. APRA continues to detect much activity which is atypical of most properties. Inexplicably, most sites cease to yield any phenomena after repeated visits by a given investigative team. Activity mysteriously resumes when new investigators arrive. Thirty-six people attended Voices from the Past 2010. APRA founder, Brandon Alvis, and team members Michael Rudie, Jonathan Herrera, Eric and Tracy Borghesani (accompanied by son Nicholas and daughter

Megan) presented findings from previous investigations at the start of both evenings. The Saugus Train Station, built in 1887, was saved from demolition in 1980 and was the first structure to be moved to Heritage Junction Historic Park, operated by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society at William S. Hart Park in Newhall (two miles south of the train station’s original location). While upstairs in the station master’s living quarters, a modern-day AMTRAK train passed by on tracks about 50 feet away and investigators recorded an Englishwoman’s voice ask clearly “Will that be on the train?” All of APRA’s members are American. In the past, the station building had lodgings managed by an English couple. The servants’ quarters and the children’s playroom are the most active places in the Meek Mansion. When investigator Linda Casebolt asked “Do you have any questions for us, a young boy replies “No, why?” All Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVPs are recordings of dead people) are examined with a spectrum analyzer which displays audible frequencies and white noise. The latter should be inaudible to the human ear but page 32

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Harrah’s folds hand on planned stock offering BY ELLEN GIBSON AND BARBARA ORTUTAY AP BUSINESS WRITERS NEW YORK (AP), Nov 19 Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. canceled its initial public offering Friday, folding its hand for now on a risky bet on returning to the stock market just three years after it went private. The company, whose properties include the Flamingo, Caesars Palace and Bally’s casinos, was expected to price the offering on Thursday and begin trading on the Nasdaq this week. Harrah’s had said it would raise as much as $531 million for casino projects and to help with its heavy debt burden. The casino operator, based in Las Vegas, had planned its IPO in what has been a rough time for the industry, as people cut back on gambling and opted to save their money instead. Harrah’s reported a loss of $634.4 million during the nine months that ended Sept. 30, though recently its business, along with the broader casino industry, has shown signs of improvement. ‘Certainly conditions for a potential IPO were worse six months or a year ago,” said Matt Jacob, an analyst with Majestic Research. But while things have stabilized in most markets where Harrah’s has casinos, they “haven’t truly improved yet,” he added. “Potential investors need to be willing to bet on the recovery of the gaming industry beyond what we have seen so far,” he said. That means betting on broader economic recovery in the U.S., since hotels and casinos are beholden to consumer sentiment and discretionary spending.

‘Deathly Hallows’ charms fans with $61M in 1 day AP WIRE SERVICE LOS ANGELES (AP), Nov 20 - Harry Potter is on the way to his biggest magic act yet. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” conjured up $61.2 million domestically in its

The IPO would have helped ease the company’s heavy debt load. Harrah’s has nearly $20 billion in debt, and Francis Gaskins, president of IPOdesktop, estimates the company is spending as much as 22 percent of its revenue on interest payments. This would put interest payments at about $1.47 billion for the first nine months of the year. Much of the company’s debt was piled on by two private equity companies - Apollo Management Group, led by buyout titan Leon Black, and Texas Pacific Group which took Harrah’s private three years ago. They paid $30.7 billion in 2007 in one of the biggest leveraged buyouts ever. At that time, private money was on a shopping spree for casino operators, which were considered hot targets for their cash-generating ability and real-estate holdings. Then the financial crisis hit. The company’s revenue, which peaked the year of the buyout at $10.8 billion, tumbled 6 percent to $10.1 billion in 2008 and then an additional 12 percent to $8.9 billion in 2009. Recently, Harrah’s business has started to stabilize, and the company had planned to use the IPO to expand. Apollo and TPG planned to keep majority control of it after the IPO. Harrah’s, which plans to change its name to Caesars Entertainment Corp., owns or manages more than 50 casinos in 12 states and six countries. But it lacks a gambling presence in Asia, where casino operators are seeing strong growth, helped by resilient regional economies with an expanding middle class. “Macau is a bright spot for the industry and Singapore is off-the-

charts robust, but it doesn’t do Harrah’s any good,” said Eugene Martin Christiansen, CEO of casino-management consulting firm Christiansen Capital Advisors LLC. Meanwhile, Atlantic City, where the company operates four casinos, has not yet shown signs of recovery. The expansion of gambling in the New York tristate area and Philadelphia has increased the pressure on the New Jersey resort city, where Harrah’s is the dominant player, said Chris Jones, an analyst with Telsey Advisory Group. And because of its strong presence in regional markets like St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago and Mississippi, Harrah’s needs “middle-America, salt-of-the-earth customers to start spending more — a large question mark in terms of the pace of the U.S. recovery,” Jones said. But the industry overall does seem to have reached a turning point. In a recent note to investors, Jefferies analyst David Katz said that with casino sentiment at a ``historical low,’’ new property openings and the improving economy should accelerate earnings growth for casinos and gaming companies. According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the number of people visiting Las Vegas was up 2 percent in September from a year earlier. Gambling revenue on the Strip, 29 percent of which comes from Harrah’s properties, grew 2.8 percent. Harrah’s shelved its offering a day after General Motors returned to Wall Street with its IPO. There have been 130 initial public offerings this year, more than double last year’s figure.

first day, positioning it for the best opening weekend ever for the series about the young wizard. Friday’s haul puts “Deathly Hallows” on track to shoot past the franchise’s previous high, a $102.7 million opening weekend for “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” in 2005. “Deathly Hallows” lands at No. 5 on the box-office charts for biggest opening day, behind ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon” at $72.7 million, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’’ at $68.5 million, ‘The Dark Knight” at $67.2 mil-

lion and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’’ at $62 million. It set a record for its own franchise, coming in ahead of the $58.2 million opening day of last year’s “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price.’’ The franchise has taken in $5.5 billion worldwide in theatrical revenue since the first film debuted in 2001. The latest film is based on the first part of J.K. Rowling’s seventh and final “Harry Potter” novel. The finale, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” is due out in July.

Feds conducting big insider trading probe AP WIRE SERVICE NEW YORK (AP), Nov 20 _ Federal authorities are examining whether multiple insider-trading rings reaped illegal profits totaling tens of millions of dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter. The three-year criminal and civil investigation could result in charges by the end of the year, the Journal reported. A federal grand jury in New York has heard evidence, the paper said. Since the investigation isn’t finished, it’s unclear what charges, if any, may be brought. One focus of the criminal investigation is whether independent analysts and consultants who work for companies that provide ``expert network’’ services to hedge funds and mutual funds passed along nonpublic information, the Journal reported. Such companies set up meetings and calls between current and former managers and traders who want an investing edge. The newspaper said one firm under examination is Primary Global Research LLC of Mountain View, Calif., which connects experts with investors seeking information in the technology, health care and other industries. Chief Operating Officer Phani Kumar Saripella declined to comment to the Journal. The firm’s website says Saripella and the firm’s CEO previously worked for Intel Corp. Prosecutors and regulators are also examining whether bankers from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. leaked information about transactions, including

health-care mergers, to the benefit of certain investors, the Journal reported, based on anonymous sources. Goldman declined to comment to the newspaper. The examination includes independent analysts and research boutiques. John Kinnucan, a principal at Broadband Research LLC in Portland, Ore., described a visit by FBI agents in an Oct. 26 e-mail to roughly 20 hedge-fund and mutual-fund clients. The Journal said Kinnucan confirmed that he wrote the e-mail, which was addressed to traders at firms including the hedge funds SAC Capital Advisors LP and Citadel Asset Management, and mutual-fund companies Janus Capital Group, Wellington Management Co. and MFS Investment Management. None of the firms commented to the Journal, and it isn’t known whether they are under investigation for their business with Kinnucan. The investigations have been conducted by the FBI, federal prosecutors in New York, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ellen Davis, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and SEC spokesman John Nester declined to comment. A call to the FBI wasn’t immediately returned. The probe is also examining whether traders at some hedge funds and trading firms gained nonpublic information about upcoming health-care, technology and other mergers, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The SEC investigation includes potential leaks on takeover deals going back to at least 2007. Last fall the SEC subpoenaed more than 30 hedge funds and other investors, the Journal said.


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Your Weekly Horoscope 11/21 - 11/27 BY MINERVA (AP) soon find out that it doesn't get you anywhere. LEO: JULY 21 - AUGUST 20 Burying your head in the sand isn't gong to work. You've got so much you need to look at. When you see how mightily you've been used by those who should know better you'll wish you'd opened your eyes a lot sooner. VIRGO: AUGUST 21 - SEPTEMBER 20 When life gets to be all about work something gets lost. Don't let this happen to you. You've got to get back to something that allows you to live and be, without having to sacrifice your soul for it. LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 21 - NOVEMBER 20 Shoving things under the rug won't make them disappear. If pride is what keeps you from facing the truth you'll keep tripping over it until you see that you can no longer ignore what's been hidden away. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 21 NOVEMBER 20 You want this so bad you can taste

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it. Your intentions could very well manifest. If you can deal with the doubts that keep clouding up this vision of yours, it'll come to life just because you held faith in it. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 20 Now that you see this for what it is, you can't believe you didn't get it sooner. If anyone asks you why you decided to get overly involved, just tell them your discernment switch was temporarily out of order.

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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, Nov. 23 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, Nov. 24 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 Monday, Nov. 29 1:00 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. Baywood Court 21966 Dolores St., Castro Valley 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cherryland School 585 Willow Ave., Hayward 5:10 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Sparks Way Commons 2750 Sparks Way, Hayward Tuesday, Nov. 30 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. and Camellia Court, Fremont Wednesday, Dec. 1 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, Dec. 2 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

Milpitas Bookmobile stops Renew books by phone (800) 471-0991. For more information about the Bookmobile call (408) 293-2326 x3060. Wednesday, Nov. 24 No Service Wednesday, Dec. 1 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


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STEM competition empowers students SUBMITTED BY LISA CAZZOLA For the past 19 years, thousands of classrooms across the U.S. and Canada have gotten a creative boost in important STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math education, thanks to the Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards Program, the world’s largest K–12 science and technology competition. In ExploraVision, students discover the wonders of science and the potential for technological advancement while using their imaginations to contemplate a better future. Applications for next year’s competition are available now online at exploravision.org and are due by February 2, 2011. The ExploraVision program, sponsored by Toshiba and administered by the National Sci-

ence Teachers Association (NSTA), was created to help motivate young students to excel in science and technology. It challenges teams of 2-4 students to research scientific principles and current technologies as the basis for designing innovative technologies that could exist in 20 years. ExploraVision Ambassador and past winning coach David Stone with the University Laboratory High School (Urbana, IL) stated, “Involvement in ExploraVision has significantly impacted my teaching, and it’s wonderful to see technology leaders like Toshiba partner with the NSTA to inspire students in science. ExploraVision has created a space for my students to safely explore their creativity, passion and potential future interests and goals, while having a lot of fun at the same time. They are able to imagine technological applications and

the future, and the role each of us plays in realizing it.” Students on the four firstplace ExploraVision winning teams will each receive a $10,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bond valued at maturity. Students on second-place teams will each receive a $5,000 bond valued at maturity. (Canadian winners receive Canada bonds purchased for the equivalent issue price in Canadian dollars.) The eight teams will also receive an expenses-paid trip with their families, mentor and coach to Washington, DC for a gala awards weekend in June 2011. Teachers can learn more about ExploraVision and how to use it as a tool in the classroom through a series of Web Seminars at The NSTA Learning Center. For more information or an application for 2011, visit www.exploravision.org or email exploravision@nsta.org.

All new building permit applicants must comply with green building certification SUBMITTED BY GWENDOLYN MITCHELL AND LINGXIA MENG The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved the second phase of the Green Building Ordinance which expands the County’s Green Building policies to private property development of non-single family residential buildings in the unincorporated areas. These buildings include commercial, multi-family residential, industrial and institutional buildings. The first phase of the Ordinance was adopted in December 2008, became mandatory on July 1, 2009, and only applies to single-family residences greater than 1,200 sq. ft. in the unincorporated County. The purpose of the Green Building Ordinance is to integrate green building principles and practices into new developments to help mitigate negative impacts to the environment. The Ordinance establishes green building certification requirements for new private developments in the unincorporated areas. The second phase of the Ordinance took effect on September 28, 2010, starting with a voluntary period during which building permit applicants will only be required to submit a Green Building checklist. The requirements will become mandatory on January 1, 2011. “The effects of climate change, such as poorer air quality, are already felt locally,” said President Ken Yeager, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. “The Green Building Ordinance not only helps us reduce greenhouse gasses but saves homeowners money over time through energy efficiency.” According to federal statistics, in the United States, buildings account for 40 percent of total energy use, 14 percent of the total water consumption, 72 percent of total electricity consumption and 39 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions. State study also shows that energy consumption from the non-residential sector in Santa Clara County was the highest among all Bay Area counties. The second phase of the Ordinance requires a higher standard in water usage than the first

phase. New non-residential buildings are required to reduce water usage by 25 percent over baseline standards. Buildings in areas where recycled water is or will be available are required to be pre-plumbed to use recycled water in toilets or other non-potable fixtures. “The Green Building standards vary based on the size of a project,” said Tom Whisler, Santa Clara County building official. “Very small developments only have minimal criteria. Larger multi-family and non-residential developments are subject to more stringent requirements.” The new Ordinance requires higher standards for new multi-family residential developments that have more than two units. Non-residential developments of more than 5,000 sq. ft. are also subject to more stringent requirements. The second phase of the Ordinance uses the same certification systems: GreenPoint Rated or Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) for Homes. GreenPoint Rated is a system from Build It Green, a non-profit organization that promotes healthy, energy-and resource-efficient building practices in California. LEED for Homes is a system created by the United States Green Building Council. The rating systems of both certifications use checklists and point systems to quantify the level of green features in a building. The green features in the checklists include increased energy efficiency, water and natural resources conservation and the reduction of waste generated by construction projects. However, the Ordinance also allows applicants to use an alternative method than Build it Green or LEED as long as it meets the same standard. “The Green Building Ordinance reflects months of meetings with members of the agricultural community, Stanford University and local architects and engineers,” said Supervisor Don Gage, Chairperson of the Board’s Housing, Land Use, Environment, and Transportation Committee. “We think this new policy takes into account the needs of the development community while advancing the County’s goal of environmental protection.”

Donate your used electronic items SUBMITTED BY TIM HESS The Newark Memorial High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has teamed with Project KOPEG (Keep Our Planet Earth Green) in an ongoing used electronic items recycling fundraiser. Please donate all of your used cell phones, printer ink, cartridges, iPod’s, Mp3 players, digital cameras and their accessories. All proceeds will be used to fund and provide money needed for our FCA student outreach events. Your used items may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations, or refurbished. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be used as stated above. Please contact NM FCA Huddle Coach Tim Hess at (510) 818-4389 regarding where you can donate your items.


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BY LUCINDA BENDER You won’t want to miss this once a year opportunity to celebrate with local artists and your community. Bring family and friends to the 28th Annual “Holiday for the Arts” Gala featuring elegant hors d’oeuvres, sweets, and wine. You will be the first to view and purchase the unique art on display. All ticket holders will participate in a drawing for an original artwork by local artist P. Kay Hille-Hatten. Living at a time of generic and mass produced items, Hille-Hatten’s mission is to create pieces that are unique and one of a kind, evolving finely detailed pieces from inspiration and skill. The focus of HilleHatten’s art today is artist books, photography, printmaking, and jewelry making. Hille-Hatten has been a consistent exhibitor at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery in Fremont since 1992, is a member and past

president of the Olive Hyde Art Guild, and a member of the Fremont Art Association, Bay Area Book Artists, and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Holiday for the Arts Gala Friday, December 3 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Gala Tickets - Members $12.50 $15.00 Non-members and at the door Show and Sale Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Free Olive Hyde Art Gallery 123 Washington Boulevard, Fremont (510) 791-4357 www.fremont.gov/Art/OliveHydeArtGallery Ticket information: galatickets@olivehydeartguild.org


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New Movie Releases The Nutcracker in 3-D Starring: Elle Fanning, John Turturro, Nathan Lane Rating: PG Runtime: 110mins. From the imagination of acclaimed Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, the cherished story of The Nutcracker will be

brought to life in spectacular 3D this holiday season. The movie follows nine-year-old Mary (Elle Fanning), whose dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane) and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker. On Christmas night, Mary’s new friend, The Nutcracker (Charlie Rowe) or “NC,” comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey into his magical

world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys which come to life. Mary soon realizes that this fantastic kingdom is facing danger from the tyrannical rule of evil Rat King (John Turturro) and his devious mother (Frances de la Tour). When NC is taken hostage, Mary and her new found toy friends must uncover the secret of the Rat King to rescue NC and his kingdom. Based on the story that inspired acclaimed Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky to create the music for the iconic ballet, the film includes eight exciting new songs penned by Oscar-winning lyricist and librettist Sir Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar).

I Love You Phillip Morris Starring: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann Rating: R Runtime: 98 minutes I Love You Phillip Morris is the improbable but true story of a spectacularly charismatic conman’s

journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, brilliantly escaping from the Texas prison system on four separate occasions – all in the name of love. Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) leads a seemingly average life – an organ player in the local church, happily married to Debbie (Leslie Mann), and a member of the local police force. That is until he has a severe car accident that leads him to the ultimate epiphany: he is gay and he’s going to live life to the fullest –

even if he has to break the law to do it. Taking on an extravagant lifestyle, Steven turns to cons and fraud to make ends meet and is eventually sent to the State Penitentiary where he meets the love of his life, a sensitive, soft-spoken man named Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts him to attempt (and often succeed at) one impossible con after another. Told with an uncanny sense of humor and a lot of heart, “I Love You Phillip Morris” is an oddball tale of what can happen when the legal system, a daredevil spirit and undying love collide. Burlesque Starring: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Alan Cumming, Julianne Hough, with Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material.

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Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Burlesque’s outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingénue, who vows to perform there one day. Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal.


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CORRECTION: BY ALISSA GWYNN Every year at the end of their breeding season, monarch butterflies west of the Rocky Mountains

migrate to one of the approximately 100 known California coastal monarch butterfly sites. One such site is Ardenwood Historical Farm where about 1,600 monarchs congregate in the farm’s eucalyptus grove during winter months. In order to teach the public about the intriguing life cycle of these creatures, Ardenwood Historical Farm is once again hosting a “Return of the Monarchs” program on Saturday, November 27, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., with additional Butterfly Walks and Kids programs offered throughout December. So what makes these butterflies so special? Well, for one, no other insect is known to have such a precise and long migration pattern: it takes five generations of butterflies to travel hundreds to thousands of miles to return to ancestral overwintering sites like Ardenwood. Monarchs, while only weighing 1/50 of an ounce, can travel up to 20 miles per hour and reach heights of up to 10,000 feet. Nobody knows how these butterflies – who have never been to these overwintering sites before – instinctively know where to fly. That mystery, along with the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, is one of the topics addressed in Ardenwood’s “Return of the Monarchs” slideshow and half-mile walk.

During the naturalist-led walk, visitors will be able to observe the monarchs as they huddle together in clusters for insulation. The groups of butterflies, forming “shingles” with their bodies, are able to stay firmly planted on branches because of their “barbed” feet. Although there is some movement among the group, most butterflies hunker down for the winter months and only resume activity as the days grow longer in February. “Return of the Monarchs” is open to the public for free, and no pre-registration is needed. Attendees should meet at the Granary. A “Monarchs for Kids” program, featuring a skit in addition to a short walk to visit the butterflies, will be offered on Sunday, December 12; Saturday, December 18; and Sunday, December 26 from 11 a.m. to noon for kids ages 2-8. Return of the Monarchs Saturday, November 27 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Boulevard Meet at the Granary (510) 544-2797 Monarchs for Kids Sunday, December 12, Saturday, December 18, Sunday, December 26 11 a.m. to noon Ages 2-8. Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Boulevard Meet at the Granary (510) 544-2797 Monarch Butterfly Walks Sunday, November 28; Saturday, December 11; Saturday, December 18 1:30 p.m. Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Boulevard Meet at the Granary (510) 544-2797

In a recent review of Little Women, The Musical, now playing at Douglas Morrisson Theatre through December 5th, the show’s director was incorrectly identified. The director is Sue Ellen Nelsen. TCV apologizes for the error and regrets any inconvenience this may have caused. Little Women Thursdays - Sundays, through Dec. 4 8 p.m. (and 2 p.m. Sun.) Douglas Morrison Theatre 22311 N. Third St., Hayward (510) 881-6777 www.dmtonline.org

Local canine wins national awards Josette Kimes and “Riley,” an Entlebucher from Union City recently competed in nose work, a new scenting sport designed to utilize a dog’s natural ability to detect odors. The Nation Association of Canine Scent Work held the trial in Arroyo Grande, CA which included a trail of four search elements: 1) container, 2) interior, 3) exterior, 4) vehicle. Riley and Josette completed all elements receiving the NW1 title ribbon. They placed first in the vehicle search finding the odor in 17.96 seconds and were awarded 3rd place overall for completing all four searches in 1 minute and 34 seconds. Riley will be demonstrating his prowess at the Union City Kennedy Community Center Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.


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Divya Gupta represents students on Fremont School Board BY RAJESWARI RAMANATHAN PHOTO BY RAJESWARI RAMANATHAN The last thing you want is a child whining and crying about completing homework. Yet students like 17-year-old Divya Gupta are enthusiastic to do more work for their community and achieve greater feats in life, other than just the typical schoolwork. As a senior at Washington High School (WHS) in Fremont, Gupta is constantly finding ways to keep herself involved in school activities while succeeding in her academics. From ninth grade through her junior year, she had been an avid Junior Varsity Lincoln-Douglas debater, as it was one of the few things that allowed her to drill on public-speaking skills. Last year, Gupta became a member of the Model UN (United Nations) Club where she attended several conferences at colleges, including the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University, to discuss the social issues faced around the world. She says the club taught her a lot about law and human rights. Additionally this year, Gupta took part in the school’s Burrito Club, where students are brought multi-cultural foods including burritos and crepes every week to taste. All this diversity and ability to interact in so many clubs allowed her to become the Chair of the Students United Representative of FUSD (SURF) Board. She was also chosen to be the Student Board Member for the Fremont Unified School Board. Having served in WHS’s Associated Student Body (ASB) for two years, Gupta was chosen last year to be one of the 15 representatives of the SURF Board. Each high school sends in three representatives who exemplify their school and attendance area to be part of SURF. Yet, even more impressive, Gupta is the only Student Representative for the School Board, meaning she represents the 30,000 students who attend school in Fremont. Gupta, along with the SURF Board, work together to create their annual District Representative Conference (DRC), which is a leadership program for junior high and elementary school students who are either in their school’s ASB or Student Council. For the 2010-11

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school year, the theme is “Ingredients for Life,” culminating with a March program. The SURF board is also required to do a community project each year and this year, they have decided to create a Student Council at every elementary school in Fremont, in hopes of bringing some basic knowledge of government to the students. By being part of the SURF Board and the School Board, Gupta has learned a lot about herself and her surroundings. “I love being able to learn and be an active member of my community,” said Gupta. “For instance, almost everything that I am learning in my government class now, I can relate to because of my experiences from SURF and the School Board.” In addition to having a vital role on the School Board, Gupta spends her time tutoring young elementary school students and is also the Vice-President of the Medical Explorers program at Washington Hospital. In her spare time, she cherishes dancing, reading, and hitting the theater for some Indian films or chick-flicks. With the skills she learned from taking these leadership positions, she hopes to pursue a career in the Pediatrics or Obstetrics medical fields. “I don’t think I have a specific inspiration,” says Gupta. “After seeing what kids in my community are doing, I’m invigorated to achieve more and become that role model.”

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anukkah is Hebrew for the dedication that marks the beginning of the Festival of Lights, an eight day Jewish holiday that celebrates the rededication of the second temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt in the 2nd century BC. In the temple, they found very little oil left to light a lamp. Although there was not enough oil for one night, it lasted eight nights. A nine branch candelabrum called a Menorah holds nine candles with the extra light called a shamash or shamus, lit each night for the purpose of lighting the others. Blessings are said before or after the candles are lit depending on family tradition. Additional prayers may include Psalms, most notably Psalms 30, 67, and 91. In the United States, adherents go to work as usual, but may leave early in order to be home to kindle the lights at nightfall. There is no religious reason for schools to be closed, although, in Israel, schools close during Hanukkah. Many families exchange gifts each night, cheese products and fried foods are eaten, including potato latkes, which are potato pancakes fried in oil (symbolic of the oil from the temple). Children play

with dreidels (‘dray-dels’) a four-sided spinning top which is spun and the participants play to win little prizes. Another aspect that is seldom mentioned is that when the Jews were living in Palestine, their ancient homeland, and the Greeks took over, they wanted to force the Jews to eat pork and live like Greeks. A woman named Hannah was taken with her five sons to a Greek commander and he asked the oldest son to eat pork, when he said no and refused to eat it, he was killed. This happened to the second, third, and fourth sons. When the Greek commander tried to get the youngest son to eat the ham, he also refused. He did not want to kill the last son, so he told Hannah to talk some sense into the boy. Hannah turned to her last son and said, “Don’t you dare eat that.” The child refused to eat and was killed, as was his mother. This tale of Hannah and her sons galvanized the Jewish people. The Great General Judah took the Macabee troops and began striking at the Greeks. When the Greeks retreated and left Palestine. The Jews rededicated all their desecrated temples, and relit their flames. There was continued on page 30


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

Thursday, Nov. 25

Turkey Swim $

8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Donations benefitting the Karen Gordin Scholarship Fund

Learn about marshes for 5 to 10 year olds

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward (510) 670-7270

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Living on a Fixed Income Learn how to stretch your income by setting priorities

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Union City Branch Library 34007 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 745-1499

Friday, Nov. 26

Go in search of the four-winged friends

Sunday, Dec. 5

Open House and Gift Extravaganza $R

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

Madrigal and Tea with the Queen’s Court $R

Monday, Nov. 29

Fundraiser for Stage 1 Community Theatre, RSVP by Dec. 1

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

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Exhibit-based scavenger hunts, treats, gift cards

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3220 Fridays - Sundays, Nov. 26 Dec. 27

Train of Lights $

4:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 28

Monarch Close-Ups $

One Book, One Community Reading

7 p.m.- 8 p.m. Discussion and reading by author Dave Ellison

3 p.m.

Newark Pavilion 6430 Thornton Ave., Newark www.stage1theatre.org

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

Continuing Events:

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Thursdays through Dec. 4

Exhibits

Brightly decorated holiday train ride from Fremont to Sunol and back

Art IS Education and The Freedom Bus Project

Niles Station 37001 Mission Blvd., Fremont (408)249-2953

2:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

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

Engage students and teach civil rights through the arts

Broadway musical

Saturday, Nov. 27

Family Bird Walk R

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Create field guides and use them

Don Edwards Visitor Center 1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont (510) 745-8695 Saturday, Nov. 27

Documentary Film Series

1:30 p.m. South of the Border

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400 Saturday, Nov. 27

Fremont Area Writer Club Meeting

2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Who or whom? Which or that? Author and lecturer Janis Bell

DeVry University Room 204 6600 Dumbarton Cir., Fremont (510) 791-8639 Saturday, Nov. 27

Birding the Bay Trail

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hike and birding with a naturalist

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward (510) 670-7270 Saturday, Nov. 27

Whirlwind Pinwheels $

12 Noon - 1 p.m. Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3220 Saturday, Nov. 27

Wreath Making

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Help make wreath to decorate the Shinn House

Shinn House 1251 Peralta Blvd., Fremont (510) 795-0891 Saturday, Nov. 27

Read to a Dog

2 p.m. For children in grades K to 5th

Milpitas Community Center 457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas (408) 586-3210 Sunday, Nov. 28

Brownie Eco-Explorer Patch R

2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Learn about habitats, food chains

Environmental Education Center 1751 Grand Blvd., Alviso (408) 262-5513 Sunday, Nov. 28

Mysteries of Wastewater Treatment R

1:00 p.m. - 2:.30 p.m. Explore the water treatment process

Environmental Education Center 1751 Grand Blvd., Alviso (408) 262-5513 Sunday, Nov. 28

Marvelous Marshscapes

1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Peralta Elementary School Multipurpose Room 460 63rd St., Oakland (510) 788-0450

and

Sundays,

Little Women $

Douglas Morrison Theatre 22311 N. Third St., Hayward


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Thursdays through Dec. 18

November 23, 2010

Sundays,

An O. Henry Christmas $

8 p.m. (Sun @ 1 p.m.) A stranger offers to entertain some homeless souls with a series of cryptic yet charming tales Broadway West Theatre Company 400-B Bay St., Fremont (510) 881-6777

FREMONT

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Niles Festival of Lights and Tree Lighting

Christmas on Bay Street and Tree Lighting

Saturdays – Sundays, Nov. 27 – Dec. 19

Storybook characters, parade and Santa Claus!

A Star-Spangled Christmas $

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Sun.)

Niles Blvd., Niles District (510) 792-8023 www.nilesmerchants.com

Tour the McConaghy House decked out in patriotic ornaments and decorations

Monday, November 29

Holiday Boutiques

6 p.m. Trees of Angels in support of local hospice care.

McDonald’s Restaurant 42800 Mission Boulevard (at I680), Fremont (510) 791-3428 www.whhs.com/treesofangels Wednesday, Dec. 1

Milpitas Tree Lighting

Holiday Show

Holiday music and refreshments

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Green Shutter Gallery 22654 Main St., Hayward (510) 538-2787 Wednesdaythrough Dec. 31

Sunday,

FAA Holiday Boutique

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Quality handmade original art gifts at desirable prices

Fremont Art Association Gallery 37659 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 792-0905 Thursdays – Sundays, Nov. 26 – Dec. 23

Holiday Boutique Show

Noon – 6 p.m. (Thurs. and Fri.) 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.) Fine art and handmade crafts

Sun Gallery 1015 E St., Hayward (510) 581-4050

7 p.m.

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hayward Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring ‘Light Up the Season,’ the annual holiday in downtown Hayward. The celebration includes ice skating and a tree lighting in the City Hall Rotunda. 777 B Street, Hayward (510) 537-2424 www.hayward.org

Santa Paws Parade

9 a.m.

5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Pet parade, prizes, fundraiser or Hayward Animal Shelter

Proceeds for local cancer services and hospice care

Nakamura Clinic 3077 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City (510) 675-5217 Saturday, December 4

Breakfast with Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald

8:30 a.m. Washington West Building 2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont Advance reservations are required $10 per person (510) 791-3428 www.whhs.com/treesofangels Saturday, December 4

2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Music, entertainment, games, pictures with Santa

Warm Springs Plaza Warm Springs & Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 870-6366 Saturday, December 4

Mission San Jose Tree Lighting

5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec 3 – Sunday, Dec 5

Holiday Celebration

Trees of Angel Tree Lighting

Discovery Cove Jewelry Boutique

Fremont Family Resource Center 39155 Liberty St., Bldg. EFGH Pacific Room # H800, Fremont (510) 574-2004

Thursday, December 2

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Warm Springs Tree Lighting

Benefits Discovery Cove, FRC’s onsite childcare center

HAYWARD

Saturday, December 4

Thursday, Dec. 2

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Irvington Business Association event will feature caroling, refreshments and the tree lighting. Fun for the entire family. Bay Street and Fremont Blvd., Irvington District (510) 366-8130 or (510) 656-5375 www.irvingtonbusiness.com

Trees of Angels Tree Lighting

Thursdays - Saturdays, thru Dec. 14

Original art

Irvington Tree Lighting

Friday, November 26

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

McConaghy House 18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward (510) 581-0223

Saturday, December 11

Holiday for the Arts

Santa, balloon and face painting and entertainment

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fri (admission includes food, wine) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat & Sun (free admission)

Old School at Mission Blvd. & Cedar Street, Mission District (510) 873-7701 www.msjchamber.org.

Municipal Parking Lot 2 Foothill Blvd. and B St., Hayward (510) 293-7200 ext 7 www.firstgiving.com/santapawsparade2010 Registration $10 per pet or $15 for two or more pets (before December 4) Registration $12 per pet or $17 for two or more pets (on Day of Parade)

MILPITAS Wednesday, December 1

23rd Annual Tree Lighting and Community Sing-Along

7:00 p.m. Milpitas Community Center 457 E. Calaveras Blvd. (408) 586-3210

NEWARK Monday, December 6

Tree Lighting Ceremony

6 p.m. Newark City Hall 37101 Newark Blvd., Newark (510) 791-3428

Olive Hyde Art Guild offers art gifts, drawing

Olive Hyde Art Gallery 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont www.olivehydeartguild.org Saturday – Sunday, Dec. 4 – 5

Animal Arts Craft Faire

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Sun.) One-of-a-kind animal related gifts and photo with Santa Paws

Humane Society Silicon Valley Animal Community Center 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas (408) 262-2133 Saturday, Dec. 4

Annual Holiday Pottery Sale

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Original pieces of ceramic art at affordable prices

Adobe Art Gallery 20395 San Miguel Ave., Castro Valley (510) 881-6735 Saturday, Dec. 4

Holiday Craft Fair

8 a.m. - 2 p.m. A great selection of beautiful, original, and affordable gifts

Sorensdale Recreation Center 275 Goodwin St., Hayward (510) 881-6778

Come “home” to…..

Unity of Fremont Sunday 10:00 AM A prayer centered church of spiritually bonded friends

36600 Niles Blvd, Fremont

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UNION CITY Wednesday, December 1

Tree Lighting and Union City Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5

Christmas at Ardenwood

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

5:30 p.m. The Trees of Angels will again host tree lighting in support of local hospice care.

Nakamura Clinic 33077 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City (510) 791-3428 www.whhs.com/treesofangels

Holiday Festivities Thursday, November 25

Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Newark Pavilion

12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Open to all, especially those who would spend the day alone, or without resources. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, entertainment, children’s crafts and fellowship. Transportation can be provided, call to arrange at (510) 491-3799. Donations of food, supplies, money, and volunteer time are most welcome.

Newark Pavilion 6430 Thornton Avenue, Newark (510) 793-5683 www.lov.org Friday, November 26 through Sunday,December 27

Train of Lights

Niles Depot 37001 Mission Blvd., Fremont Departure at 4:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Sunol Depot 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol Departure at 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. General admission: $25 per person. Seating is based on ‘first aboard.’ (925) 862-9063 www.ncry.org

Celebrate the holiday season in Victorian style! Visit the beautifully decorated Patterson House, Christmas crafts, music and country kitchen treats.

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 544-2797 www.ebparks.org Saturday, December 4

Breakfast with Santa

8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. sessions Dave and Buster’s at the Great Mall

940 Great Mall Dr. Advanced purchase of ticket is required $10 per child (0-13 years) $8 per adult (14 + years) (408) 586-3210 Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5

The Nutcracker Ballet

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Presented by Ballet Petit Chabot College Theatre of Performing Arts 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward (510) 324-4988 Adults: $20, Children: $16, Seniors: $16 Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6

The Nutcracker Ballet

2 p.m. (Sat and Sun) and 7 p.m. (Sat only) Presented by Fremont Symphony Orchestra and Yoko’s Dance and Performing Arts Academy

Smith Center, Ohlone College 43600 Mission Blvd www.fremontsymphony.org tickets@fremontsymphony.org (510) 371-4860 Children $20, Adults $43 or $48 based on seat location. Thursday, December 9

Gingerbread and Jingle

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Leave your children with Santa’s helpers where participants can build their very own gingerbread house, meet new friends, enjoy holiday music. Dinner will be provided.

Community Center 457 E. Calaveras Blvd. Pre-registration, but walk-ins accepted if space available $25 per person Ages 5-12 years old (408) 586-3210 Sunday, December 12

Holiday Pops Concert benefiting Toys for Tots

2 p.m. Hosted by Tri-Cities League of Volunteers and the Newark Art Council to benefit Toys for Tots featuring the Newark Symphonic Winds under the direction of Richard Wong. Complimentary intermission refreshments. A new toy for distribution to needy children is requested for admission

MacGregor School Auditorium 35753 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 793-5683 www.lov.org Friday, December 17

Winter Concert

7:30 p.m. Musical selections guaranteed to entertain the entire family

Milpitas Community Center 457 E. Calaveras Blvd. (408) 586-3210

Jackson Theater

SUBMITTED BY RENEE LORENTZEN All are invited to the Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation’s Third Annual Festival of Trees on Thursday, December 9 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Milpitas City Hall. Visitors to the gala and silent auction will be able to bid for beautiful, holiday-themed trees, which are being sponsored by local businesses, to raise funds for the Foundation’s grants and scholarships program. Hors d’oeuvres and champagne will be served. This year’s keynote speaker is Eric

Wright (49er and four-times Super Bowl Champion). Eddie M & The Kool Kats will provide live entertainment and Master of Ceremonies Lisa Kreisler (of 94.5 KBAY) will oversee the proceedings. RSVP by December 1, 2010. Tickets are $10 per person and available online at www.MilpitasFoundation.org/festival. Festival of Trees Thursday, December 9 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Milpitas City Hall Rotunda 455 E. Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas www.MilpitasFoundation.org/festival

Washington Hospital Library Book Sale Coming in December! The Washington Community Health Resource Library is having a gently used book sale. Categories include health and wellness, alternative medicine, nutrition, and other healthy topics for both children and adults. The sale begins December 7th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs through December 9th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices: Books: $5, Children’s books $1; VHS $1; DVD’s $5. Cash and checks with proper identification will be accepted. Sorry, no credit or debit cards. Proceeds from this event support the Washington Community Health Resource Library. The CHRL is located at 2500 Mowry Avenue, 1st floor (Washington West) in Fremont. Call (510) 494-7030 or visit www.healthlibrary.com for more information.

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Logan one-and-done again, Washington moves on BY JEFF WEISINGER PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW On a cold, rainy, ugly night, the James Logan High School Colts football team opened their North Coast Section Division I playoff in a fashion that best de-

scribed the weather: ugly. For the second straight year the Mission valley Athletic League champion Colts entered the playoffs undefeated in conference, riding a six-game win streak, only to make another quick exit, this year being a 23-6 loss to the Berkeley High School Yellowjackets on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Union City. “We just couldn’t move the ball offensively,” said Colts coach George Zuber. “We just couldn’t get the momentum going.” Logan and Berkeley ended the first quarter scoreless, as both teams struggled against the elements. However Berkeley would end the scoring drought late in the second as Rudolpho James ran it in for the score from 15 yards out, giving the Yellowjackets the 7-0 lead. The Colts would try to answer with 1:27 left in the half, but Damone Beasley was tackled inbounds after receiving a 12yard pass from Tony Bua, ending the half down 7-0. Logan’s woes continued at halftime when Beasley took a

knee at the one yard line on the opening kickoff of the second half. Logan would go three-andout and would commit a late-hit penalty on the punt, giving Berkeley the ball at the Colts 25 yard line. Logan’s defense would hold Berkeley to just a field goal, but the Yellowjackets would put the

dogs in the MVAL this season, and in the NCS Division I, seem to be favorites next year, as they look to be returning a majority of the team, losing just five seniors. “They’re not young anymore,” Zuber exclaimed. Washington 34, Las Lomas 14 Where the league champion struggled in their playoff opener,

game away on a 78-yard touchdown run by James, who broke away from two Colts tackles on his way to the end zone. Unlike Berkeley, Logan was held on the ground for most of the game, but avoided the shutout on Beasley’s 72-yard touchdown run with 5:40 left in the game, cutting the deficit to 23-6. The Colts, were out-rushed 241 to 203. The Colts playoff woes continue as Logan is sent home in the first round for the second straight year, also losing the NCS playoff opener at home again. Last year, Logan fell at home to Foothill High School in the NCS playoff opener. The disappointment comes, again, after the Colts cruise through MVAL play, as they finished this season with another 6-0 conference record. “We’re at the disadvantage that we don’t play tough teams week in and week out,” Zuber explained. “It’s hard to get that playoff atmosphere in our league games. It’s a double-edged sword.” The Colts, who were under-

the MVAL runner-up once again prevailed. Washington High School’s Huskies opened their NCS Division II playoff with a bang, defeating Las Lomas 34-14 Friday night, Nov. 19. Washington’s Deandre Carter put the Huskies out in front early with a 62-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The 62-yard dash was the first of three touchdown runs on the day for the senior who ran for 140 yards. Quarterback Anmol Singh threw for just 67 yards on the night with a first quarter touchdown pass that sparked the Huskies 14-point first quarter. Washington advanced in the NCS playoffs for the second straight year after losing to eventual MVAL champion James Logan in the regular season finale. The win also marks Washington’s second straight playoff opening win at home. Next up for the Huskies is the secondround duel at No. 2 seed Pinole Valley High on Saturday, Nov. 27. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

NCS girls tennis recap SUBMITTED BY SIDA LU Over the span of Tuesday, Nov. 16, through Wednesday, Nov. 17, the best female singles and doubles tennis players in the North Coast Section faced off in a single-elimination tournament at the Oakley Diamond Hills Club. Locally, there was solid representation at the tournament, sending three singles players and two doubles teams to compete. Division I singles started off with Robin Zhou of American High vs. Kristina Hovsepyan of Monte Vista High. Robin fell behind early and lost set one, 6-0. Zhou rallied in the second set to take a game, but was ultimately overwhelmed by Hovsepyan and knocked out in the first round in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. Leslie Chan from Mission San Jose High met with more success. Chan faced Kimko Kearney of

Northgate and was able to move on to round two with two consecutive set wins, 6-1 and 6-2. There, she faced No. 2 seed Hovsepyan and fell short of the semifinals with a pair of 6-0 losses. Hovesepyan would go on to take third, with Hadley Berg from Redwood High taking second, and Laura Posylkin of San Marin High winning the NCS Division I championship. In Division II singles action, No. 1 seed Jana Lee of Moreau Catholic began her quest for first with a dominating victory over Head Royce’s Samantha Farrell in two 6-1 sets. Lee would run into trouble in the semifinals, however, and fall to Tamalpais’ Hillary Fazekas in the first set 6-4 and was unable to take a game in the second set, 6-0. Lee would go on to play in the third-place game and defeated Jennifer Budd of Bishop O’ Dowd (6-3, 6-4) to

take third place overall. Second went to Fazekas and first went to Chelsea Hayashi of Tamalpais. Division I doubles had two Tri-City representatives, both from the Mission Valley Athletic League: Dora Do/Elizabeth Au of Mission San Jose and Kaitlyn Joe/Annie Li of American High. Joe /Li faced off against the Sarah Lemp/Kristen Shak duo from Castro Valley. Despite a slow start and early deficit that resulted in a first set loss, 6-0, Joe/Li battled back in the second set to take four games before falling to Lemp/Shak, 6-4. Do/Au ran into eventual runner-up and No. 2 seed Anastasia Kaiser/Hanne Andersen of Miramonte and were dispatched in straight 6-1 losses. Shannon Hung/Kellie Taylor of California High were the eventual winners, defeating Kaiser/Andersen 7-5, 0-6, 6-3.


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BY BIFF JONES PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW Hayward, Tennyson and California School for the Deaf high schools football teams from the North Coast Section, along with

Milpitas High School of the Central Coast Section were all eliminated last weekend in post season play. Northgate 33, Hayward 30 No. 12 Hayward (5-6) traveled to Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill last Friday, Nov. 19, for a DII opening-round match vs. No. 5 Northgate High School. Both teams traded punches early, but it was Northgate that got on the board first. Trailing 70, the Farmers answered on a 51yard TD run by John Hughes. Northgate blocked the extra point and had a 7-6 lead after one quarter. Second quarter saw the Broncos find pay dirt twice while the Farmers scored once. Again Hayward’s PAT was blocked and Northgate took a 20-12 halftime lead. In the third quarter Hayward closed the gap with touchdown runs of 40 and seven yards by Hughes while the Broncos scored once. All three touchdowns were followed by failed two-point conversions for a 26-24 Northgate lead going into the fourth quarter. Each team would score one more TD each in the fourth with Hughes again scoring, this time on a 55-yard scamper. Hughes totaled 268 yards rushing to lead the way. Farmers failed on all five point after attempts, while Northgate converted three of five which was the difference in the

final score. Concord 50, Tennyson 6 No. 16 Tennyson (4-7) traveled to No. 1 Concord High School on Friday, Nov. 19, in another DII first-round match, and found themselves in a mismatch as the Lancers were trailing 16-0 before they ever took a snap.

traveled to No. 4 Milpitas for a CCS first-round match on Friday, Nov. 19, and came away with an upset win. Milpitas coach Kelly King started Jordan Lockett (typically a WR) at the quarterback position out of the wildcat formation. In the first quarter, both defenses

After scoring a touchdown and two-point conversion, Concord recovered an onside kick and went and scored another eight points. Concord scored another TD in the first for a 22-0 lead; one more in the second quarter gave them a 28-0 halftime lead. Third quarter saw the Minutemen score another TD and two-point conversion to go up 36-0. They tacked on two more in the fourth. Tennyson’s only score came in the third quarter on a 35-yard pass interception return by freshman Ricky Flowers. St. Bernard Catholic 22, California School for the Deaf 6 In the NCS Division V, seventeam tournament, CSD (6-5) took the long trek to Eureka as the No. 5 seed last Saturday, Nov. 19, and took on No. 4 SBC. After a scoreless first half, St. Bernard Catholic got on the board first in the third quarter on a five-yard pass. They added a two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead after three. In the fourth, St. Bernard scored twice more on a 41-yard run and a 47yard pass interception return off CSD sophomore quarterback Carlos Lopez. CSD’s lone score came with just over 1 minute left in the game on a one-yard run by Lopez. Salinas 22, Milpitas 13 No. 5 Salinas High School

dominated as the Trojans tried to pound Salinas on the ground with its running game, featuring Sammy Fanua and Josh Lepisi. However, it was Lockett on a keeper who got the first score, a 53-yard sprint giving Milpitas a 7-0 edge after one. In the second quarter, after sloppy play by Milpitas backed them up to their own five yard line, punter Ramiro Ceja dropped a snap in the end zone. Ceja was tackled in the end zone for a safety, cutting the Trojans lead to 7-2. Salinas returned the short kick deep into Trojan territory and took advantage of the good field position and punched in the go-ahead touchdown. After a missed extra point, the Cowboys had an 8-7 lead at the half. With its second third quarter possession, Tony Sauceda entered the game at quarterback for the first time and Lockett moved to wide receiver. However it would not be enough as Salinas kept the Trojan offense in check while adding two second-half touchdowns. Late in the fourth quarter, Sauceda found Lockett with a 23-yard scoring pass but it wasn’t enough as Salinas held on for the 22-13 victory to advance. Log onto the California Interscholastic Federation website for all scores for the football playoffs. For NCS, visit www.cifncs.org, and for CCS, log into www.cifccs.org.

Washington girls win cross country NCS title BY NICK ZAMBRANO In 2009, the Washington High girls cross country team had their season ended on a sour note. After clinching the Mission Valley Athletic League they looked to carry that momentum into the North Coast Section Division II Championships. Unfortunately, they fell short of receiving that elusive NCS championship banner. DII teams proved to be tougher than expected and the Washington squad settled for seventh place. Fast forward to 2010. The table was once again set. Another MVAL title was clinched and another shot at the NCS title was presented. This time around, the Lady Huskies pounced on their chance and blazed by the threemile race at Hayward High on Saturday, Nov. 20, to earn their first NCS title with a low score of 55

points. San Ramon Valley High was the closest competition the Lady Huskies had to endure with. SRV’s top two runners placed second and fifth respectively. Despite their strong starters, the rest of San Ramon Valley’s runners were further down the board at 16th, 21st and 22nd. They would finish with 66 points. Senior Jessica Gerards was the first Husky to cross the finish line with her third-place overall time of 18:53. It wasn’t long before another Washington runner finished her trek. Maggie Sullivan placed sixth with a time of 19:29 but was quickly followed up by sophomore Jessica Yee who finished the course at 19:39. Jessica Gerards’ sister Rachel finished her run in 11th place, finishing almost a continued on page 26

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minute behind her sister at 19:52. Freshman Emily Hoeven rounded out Washington’s top five runners with her completed run of 20:45, it was good enough to finish 27th. In the DI girls race, Mission San Jose High took sixth (173), James Logan High finished ninth (237) and Newark Memorial High placed 15th (366). Behind Washington in the DII race was American (10th, 258), Irvington (13th, 364) and Mt. Eden (14th, 414) high schools. Moreau Catholic finished third with a

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Washington girls win cross country NCS title score of 100 in the DIV race. In the DI boys race, James Logan topped the local teams, finishing ninth (334); Mission San Jose was next in line, coming in 10th (348); and Newark Memorial was the last local team, placing 19th (504). Mt. Eden finished second in the boys DII race with 91 points, 63 points shy of winner San Ramon Valley. American came in eighth (201), Washington finished ninth (237) and Irvington landed in 12th (318) to round out the local boys teams in the DII race. Tennyson

was the lone boys team in the DIII race, finishing 20th with a 621 score. And in DIV boys, Moreau finished sixth with a score of 148. In other NCS news, the Moreau Catholic girls volleyball had their season ended in the semifinals of the NCS Division III Championships. Moreau lost in four sets to Sir Francis Drake High. The Lady Mariners completed a stellar season going 27-9 overall and 10-2 in league play.

Fremont Football League championships

PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW Three teams claimed championships in Fremont Football League action on Saturday, Nov. 20, on Irvington Field. In the Continental Division, featuring football stars ages 6 to 9, to start the day of championship bouts, the Chiefs were able to thwart off their counterparts in the Saints. Following the Chiefs win, the Steelers and Buckaneers took to the gridiron for the National Division Championship (9-11 year olds). Proving too much too handle, the Bucks downed the Steelers to earn FFL glory. And in the headliner of the day in the American Division (12-15 year olds), the star-studded Broncos went up against the Raiders trying to avenge their only blemish of the season. It wasn’t to be, however, as the Raiders topped them once again for the championship.

Ohlone, Chabot athletics move into winter season BY GARY VAN DEN HEUVEL

Lady Hustle will be holding try-outs for their 18 Gold, 18A, 16A and two 14A teams on December 4th and 5th from 9am-2pm. Try-outs will be held at Robertson Park and Double Diamond Sports Academy in Livermore. For more information or to register, visit www.ladyhustlefastpitch.com. Any questions, call Teresa Borchard (925) 785-0846.

Ohlone College Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have entered the 2010-11 season with high hopes. For the men, who were last season’s Coast Conference North champions, won four of five before dropping its last two. points for the winners, and his teammates Scott Kenny and Sharod Grey kicked in 12 and 11 respectively. However, a tough 73-69 loss to Merritt sent Ohlone to the third place game against Santa Rosa on Nov. 21, where they were handed a secondstraight defeat, 77-60. Coach Julia Allender of the women’s team hopes to win a third consecutive Coast Conference title, and if her team performs the way they did against Feather River College, a third title won’t be too much to expect. The Renegades laid waste to host Feather River, 71-37. Alexous Robinson scored 13 points and pulled down five rebounds in the win, and Elise Spain also added 13 as the Renegades improved to 4-4 in the preseason. Soccer season came to an end for the women’s soccer team in the first round of the CCCAA Regional championships when the No. 15-seeded Renegades lost 3-0 to No. 2 Fresno City. For the men’s team, George Mayer II was recognized as the MVP forward of the South Division. Mayer was the Renegades’ most potent offensive threat of the season, with 13 goals scored and five assists. Jose “Danny” Ulloa and Mayer were named First Team All Conference players. Sophomore Jarod Fluke (6 goals, 2 assists) was named Second Team All Conference. Freshman Carlos Contreras was also named Second Team All Conference player. Chabot College The men’s basketball team was brought back to earth after winning their first four games, including the Las Positas Tip-Off Tournament. Chabot suffered their first loss of the season in their home opener, a 73-71 thriller to Monterey Peninsula College. Meanwhile, the women’s hoops team have also won four of their first five games, last week beating Monterey Peninsula, 68-56, and Siskiyous College, 53-49. Freshman Samantha Gipson was a force, scoring 26 against Monterey. Charnay Bell scored 12, and Jarita Riley chipped in 11 in the victory over MPC.


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PUBLISHER EDITOR IN CHIEF William Marshak

The Wieckowski factor

WILLIAM MARSHAK

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heatrical presentations are a Bob Wieckowski specialty. The Fremont councilmember, soon-to-be state legislator, has been somewhat restrained recently but reverted to his previous penchant for lengthy oratory and stage presence at the November 16 council meeting. Maybe his victory at the polls removed any inhibitions he may have felt prior to election night. Although the meeting was not quite the final act of his tenure as city councilperson, Mr. Wieckowski was in fine theatrical form as he led the council, staff and viewers through a rhetorical monologue of the city budget worthy of his annual appearance as Herr Drosselmeyer in Nutcracker Ballet performances at Ohlone College. Maybe this was a rehearsal for the Christmas play or just practice for state assembly chambers in Sacramento where oration trumps substance. In any event, an 11-minute reiteration of the concise and articulate budget presentation by Fremont Finance Director Harriet Commons ensued. Following a speech worthy of filibusters, the loquacious deliv-

ery ended with the sage advice and comment to councilmembers who will remain… “Good Luck!” Wieckowski will soon leave for Sacramento, hopefully to help state legislators formulate creative methods to address the budget crisis and avoid raiding what is left of local treasuries. His inquisitive and fertile imagination has often produced interesting and inventive ideas that, at their genesis are valuable. Sometimes, however, expansion of these thoughts is strained to the point of confusion in otherwise welcome discussions of council matters. As a state legislator, just as at the local level, budget and other serious state issues will not be solved by handwringing and political chicanery. Mr. Wieckowski is being asked to become part of a solution, not a continuation of the same old political speeches without substantive progress. Stream of consciousness oration may be normal in Sacramento so lapses into the theatrical realm will attract little attention but are not helpful. The hope of all of us who know Bob and wish him well is that he can put his creative ideas to work while demonstrating restraint in the political show. Although others have preceded Wieckowski on his chosen path to higher office accruing wealth and power along the way, that road is also strewn with many wannabes that stumbled and were politically discarded. Whether his ambition leads elsewhere or circles back home, serving at the state level can be an opportunity for progress or a placeholder as a political hack. With each new elected representative, the hope is we are sending someone with visionary aspirations and firm grounding with the people –

voters, not political committees - who provided the opportunity. Unfortunately, for those who remain on council, a gloomy economic forecast is an undeniable challenge. Filling the vacancy is a critical step toward finding solutions for the City’s sad financial condition. This is not the time for a neophyte with little experience since in the next two years the learning curve will be steep and problems severe. Councilmembers are tasked with a leadership role that is critical. Growth, a new General Plan, redevelopment goals, financial decisions and the future of a great city in a large metropolitan area are at stake. It is also time for Fremont to reevaluate its political structure, to see whether there is a case for change: charter city, strong mayoral government and/or better compensation for councilmembers. Although compensation discussions are not popular as we begin to emerge from a severe recession (a.k.a. depression), planning for future development of the Greater Tri-City area is a task for today. A blue ribbon taskforce of stakeholders should be formed now to investigate and recommend changes for Fremont in a timely manner. To our local representative on his way to state government, I offer the same advice he gave to the council… “Good Luck!”

Youth and Family Services will have one crisis counselor on duty at the Family Resource Center, 39155 Liberty St., Suite A110. The majority of agencies at the Family Resource Center, 39155 Liberty St., Suite A110, will be OPEN to the public. Programs through Life Eldercare and the Afghan Elderly Association. No services will be provided at Senior Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, is CLOSED. No services will be provided by: Hazmat, Parks Maintenance, Street & Building Maintenance, Urban Forestry, The Maintenance Center, 42550 Osgood Rd., will be CLOSED. However, sandbags will be at the entrance to the Administrative Office. The following services will be provided: Staffing for camps and prearranged facility rentals, 1. Irvington Community Center will be OPEN to the public December 27 – 29, 2010 only.

PRODUCTION/GRAPHIC DESIGN Ramya Raman ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Mona Shah EDUCATION Miriam G. Mazliach GOVERNMENT Simon Wong PROTECTIVE SERVICES Meenu Gupta SPORTS Giovanni Albanese Jr. SPORTS REPORTERS Biff Jones Jeff Weisinger Gary van den Heuvel David Nicolas Sanjna Shukla Kevin Yin PHOTOGRAPHERS Mike Heightchew Don Jedlovec DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Gerry Johnston ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Colleen Ganaye ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS Pahoua Sayaovang Patricia Cragin BOOKKEEPING Vandana Dua CARTOONS Angelo Lopez STARR TEAM Denny Stein J. D. Wolfe REPORTERS

William Marshak PUBLISHER

Fremont declares furlough Dec. 20 – Dec. 31 As a result of on-going budget reductions, the majority of City of Fremont offices will be closed for a 2-week furlough beginning Monday, December 20, 2010. City offices will reopen for business on Monday, January 3, 2011. No services will be provided by: City Manager’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, City Clerk’s Office, Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology Services City Hall will be CLOSED to the public. City Hall, Building B, will be OPEN to the public for enrollment in recreation programs. No services will be provided by: Engineering, Environmental Services, Housing and Redevelopment, Permit Center, Planning, Revenue Division, Transportation Engineering. The Development Services Center, 39550 Liberty St., will be CLOSED. Fire Stations will be OPEN. No services will be provided by Fire Administration. The following services will be provided:

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Sharon Marshak

All other Community Centers and will be CLOSED throughout the furlough. Police Department Normal services will be provided by the Police Department Call 911 for emergencies; Call (510) 790-6800 for non-emergencies The Police Department lobby, 2000 Stevenson Blvd., will be OPEN to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 20-22 and December 27-29. Animal Services will be OPEN to the public from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 20-22 and December 27-29. The Animal Shelter, located at 1950 Stevenson Blvd., will be OPEN Tuesday and Wednesday only of both furlough weeks, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF FREMONT PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FREMONT WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS. SAID PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AT 7:00 P.M., ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010, AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 3300 CAPITOL AVENUE, FREMONT, CALIFORNIA, AT WHICH TIME ANY AND ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD. Item 1.

T-MOBILE CUP AMENDMENT - ½ Mile Northwest of Dumbarton Toll Plaza - (PLN2011-00040) - to consider an Amendment to Conditional Use Permit U-96-20 to allow the reconfiguration of an existing wireless facility by removing an un-permitted pole and merging six antennas onto two poles so that the each pole contains three total antennas. A Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared and circulated for this project in accordance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Project Planner - Steve Kowalski, (510) 494-4532, skowalski@fremont.gov

Item 2.

MISSION CLAY REVISED RECLAMATION PLAN - 2225 Niles Canyon Road - (PLN2010-00080) - to consider an amendment to a previously approved Surface Mine Reclamation Plan and re-approval of the accompanying Preliminary Grading Plan for the old Mission Clay Products quarry site located in the Niles Planning Area. A Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared and circulated for this project in accordance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Project Planner - Steve Kowalski, (510) 494-4532, skowalski@fremont.gov

Item 3.

AIR LIQUIDE CUP - 46405 Landing Parkway - (PLN2011-00060) - to consider a Conditional Use Permit to allow wholesale trade of chemicals and allied products in an existing industrial building, to expand the production area and expand the exterior equipment yard with two new chemical storage lockers located at 46401 and 46405 Landing Pkwy in the Industrial Planning Area. This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per guideline 15301, existing facilities. Project Planner - Joel Pullen, (510) 494-4436, jpullen@fremont.gov

For further information on any of the above items, call (510) 494-4440 and request to speak with the project planner in charge of the particular project. * NOTICE * If you challenge the decision of the Planning Commission 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 Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. JEFF SCHWOB, SECRETARY FREMONT PLANNING COMMISSION

CNS#1992007 Project Planner – Spencer Shafsky, (510) 4944452, sshafsky@fremont.gov

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 444387 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Therafit, 4121 Ferry Ln., Fremont, CA 94555, County of Alameda Marta Rivera, 4121 Ferry Ln., 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/ Marta Rivera This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on October 28, 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). 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1989818# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 444486 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: XYZ FASHIONS, 42731 ROBERTS AVE., FREMONT, CA 94538, County of ALAMEDA YEONNETTE JORDAN, 42731 ROBERTS AVE., 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/ YEONNETTE JORDAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on NOVEMBER 1, 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). 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7/10 CNS-1987396# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 444115 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: N. California Installation Services, 5051 Silver Reef Dr., Fremont, Alameda, CA 94538, County of Alameda Alfonso I Puebla, 5051 Silver Reef Dr., 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 10-20-10 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/ Alfonso I Puebla This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on October 20, 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). 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/10 CNS-1982023#

GOVERNMENT N O T I C E OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF FREMONT ZONING ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CITY OF FREMONT WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS. SAID PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AT 2:00 P.M., ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 AT THE CITY OF FREMONT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES CENTER, RANCHO HIGUERA CONFERENCE ROOM, 39550 LIBERTY STREET, FREMONT, CALIFORNIA, AT WHICH TIME ANY AND ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD. Item 1. T-MOBILE PG&E DRISCOLL – 225 Driscoll Road – (PLN2011-00061) – to consider a Zoning Administrator Permit for a wireless telecommunication facility to be mounted on an existing PG&E lattice tower, raising the height an additional six feet, located in the Mission San Jose Planning Area. This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Guideline 15301, Existing Facilities.

Item 2.KUMON THORNTON – 3606 Thornton Avenue – (PLN2011-00065) – to consider a Zoning Administrator Permit for a Kumon Learning Center, which is an after school tutoring center for up to 25 school age children, located in the Centerville Planning Area. This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Guideline 15301, Existing Facilities Project Planner – Spencer Shafsky, (510) 4944452, sshafsky@fremont.gov Item 3.KUMON MISSION – 43430 Mission Boulevard – (PLN2011-00077) – to consider a Zoning Administrator Permit for a Kumon Learning Center, which is an after school tutoring center for up to 10 school age children, located in the Mission San Jose Planning Area. This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Guideline 15301, Existing Facilities Project Planner – Spencer Shafsky, (510) 4944452, sshafsky@fremont.gov For further information on any of the above items, call (510) 494-4440 and request to speak with the project planner in charge of the particular project. * NOTICE * If you challenge the decision of the Zoning Administrator 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 Zoning Administrator at, or prior to, the public hearing. BARBARA MEERJANS ZONING ADMINISTRATOR 11/23/10 CNS-1992066# NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed bids will be received in the Office of Purchasing Services, 3300 Capitol Ave., Bldg B, Fremont, California, up to the hour of 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 , at which time they will be opened and read out loud in said building for: CITYWIDE BICYCLE FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS, CITY PROJECT NO. 8687 (PWC) Plans, special provisions and standard proposal forms to be used for bidding on this project can be obtained for a non-refundable fee at Peninsula Digital at 44846 Osgood Road, Fremont, CA 94539 or 599 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043, or through Planwell at www.peninsu ladigital.com, Phone (510) 490-7411, Fax (510) 657-7248. No partial sets will be issued, cost is non-refundable. Call to confirm availability of copies before coming to pick up documents. For more information on this project, contact the City of Fremont Purchasing Department at (510) 494-4620. CORINA CAMPBELL PURCHASING MANAGER CITY OF FREMONT 11/23, 11/30/10 CNS-1991324# 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 #900788 for Electric Vehicle – Nissan Leaf, Wednesday, December 08, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – General Services Agency, 1401 Lakeside Drive, 11th Floor, Room 1107, Oakland, CA NETWORKING/SOUTH COUNTY BIDDERS CONFERENCE RFQ #900788 for Electric Vehicle – Nissan Leaf, Thursday, December 09, 2010, 2: 00 p.m. – Dublin Public Library, 200 Civic Plaza, The Program Room, Dublin, CA Responses Due by 2:00 pm on January 14, 2011 County Contact: Evelyn Benzon (510) 208-9622 or via email: evelyn.benzon@acgov.org Attendance at Networking Conference is Non-mandatory. Information regarding the above may be obtained at the Alameda County Current Contracting Opportunities Internet website at www.acgov.org. 11/23/10 CNS-1990944#

PROBATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MICHAEL GARY THOMPSON, AKA MICHAEL G. THOMPSON, AKA MICHAEL THOMPSON CASE NO. RP10546104 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Michael Gary Thompson, aka Michael G. Thompson, aka Michael Thompson A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by David L. Thompson in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that David L. Thompson be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on December 15, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept. 201 located at 2120 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704.

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: W. Lance Russum, Esq., CSB # 039363, 2500 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501, Telephone: 510-522-6900 11/23, 11/26, 12/3/10 CNS-1990221#

TRUSTEE SALES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 901-0193012 Trustee Sale No. 1295690-10LOAN NO: XXXXXX0654 TRA:11003 REF: DOMINGUEZ, RAUL UNINS Property Address: 6394 BUENA VISTA DRIVE, #B, NEWARK CA 94560 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 30, 2009. 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 December 13, 2010, at 12: 30pm, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 09, 2009, as Inst. No. 2009181258, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: RAUL DOMINGUEZ, A SINGLE PERSON 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: 6394 BUENA VISTA DRIVE, #B 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: $288,423.30. 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. Dated and Place 07/03/ 2009 FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9: 00am to 4:00pm (714)730-2727 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: November 22, 2010 CALWESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature ASAP# 3800716 11/23/ 2010, 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010 11/23, 11/30, 12/7/10 CNS-1991965# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-09253095-ED Order #: 090143417-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/26/2006. 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. 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): RODOLFO HERNANDEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/1/2006 as Instrument No. 2006407784 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/20/2010 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: $579,100.57 The purported property address is: 34950 ROBERTS ST UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessor’s Parcel No. 087-0006-05100 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: 11/22/2010 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 holders right’s 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# 3821160 11/23/2010, 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010 11/23, 11/30, 12/7/10 CNS-1991963# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 443460CA Loan No. 0704155175 Title Order No. 463927 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-22-2005. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12-14-2010 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-01-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005469571, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: WILLIAM J. O’CONNELL AND NANCY L. O’CONNELL, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, 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 to 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: THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET , OAKLAND, CA Legal Description: LOT 34, TRACT 3099, FILED MAY 21, 1969, MAP BOOK 59, PAGE 88, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $565,550.00 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 32371 SHEFFIELD LANE UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN Number: 4750142-112-00 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. 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.DATE: 11-17-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 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 ASAP# 3818736 11/23/2010, 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010 11/23, 11/30, 12/7/10 CNS-1990908# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100098473 Title Order No. 10-8-383517 Investor/ Insurer No. 1701985389 APN No. 092A-0775-061 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/28/2006. 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 NICK ALLEN AND SARAH ALLEN, dated 08/28/2006 and recorded 09/05/06, as Instrument No. 2006336633, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 12/21/2010 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: 5427 MACDONALD 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. 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 $450,342.05. 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: 11/20/2010 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# FNMA3804079 11/23/2010, 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010 11/23, 11/30, 12/7/10 CNS-1990906# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100096812 Title Order No. 10-8-377651 Investor/ Insurer No. 1705383656 APN No. 092A-1045080 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/25/2007. 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 STEVEN LOERA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 10/25/2007 and recorded 10/31/07, as Instrument No. 2007380713, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 12/21/2010 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: 6276B CIVIC TERRACE 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. 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 $318,410.41. 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: 11/18/2010 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# FNMA3797955 11/23/2010, 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010 11/23, 11/30, 12/7/10 CNS-1990905# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA09-256142-PJ Order #: 102355 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/12/2006. 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): SUNG HEE HUH, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 7/25/2006 as Instrument No. 2006286208 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/17/2010 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: $362,213.89 The purported property address is: 39965 PARADA ST #C NEWARK, CA 94560 Assessor’s Parcel No. 901-0193-020-00 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: 11/23/10 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 holders right’s 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# 3817531 11/23/2010, 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010 11/23, 11/30, 12/7/10 CNS-1990904# Trustee Sale No. 442936CA Loan No. 3013685718 Title Order No. 436281 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/4/2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/10/2010 at 12:00 PM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05/11/ 2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007182961 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Alexandria Meza and Javier R. Meza, wife and husband, as joint tenants, as Trustor, Washington Mutual Bank, FA, 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 to 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 St emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St. Oakland, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $726,732.09 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 44389 Camellia Drive, Fremont, CA 94539 APN Number: 519-1453-05100 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: 11/15/2010 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 AssociationName: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 2597850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac 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 Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P769620 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/2010 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/10 CNS-1988250# TS # CA-09-299432-RM Order # 090506663CA-DCI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/3/2004. 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


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PUBLIC NOTICES 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 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): Jung Soo Park and Sung Jae Park , husband and wife Recorded: 04/07/2004 as Instrument No. 2004145992 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California; Date of Sale: 12/10/2010 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: $325,592.78 The purported property address is: 5220 Tacoma Common Fremont, CA 94555 Assessors Parcel No. 543-0453-030-00 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: (714) 573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.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. P769219 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/2010 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/10 CNS-1987678# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090092737 Title Order No. 09-8-262497 APN No. 531 -0217-046 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/04/2006. 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 MARTHA ROSA SILVA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 12/04/2006 and recorded 12/12/06, as Instrument No. 2006452633, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 12/14/2010 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: 4953 ADAGIO COURT, 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 $560,574.53. 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. 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: 10/03/2009 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 # 1006.72148 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/2010 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/10 CNS-1987109# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC239129-C Investor No. 0043582535 Loan No. 0043582535 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/14/2006. 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. 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. 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:RAJESHWAR SINGH AND JASBIR K. AULAKH, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 8/18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006317197 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale:12/7/2010 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, California Property Address is purported to be: 3556 SMITH ST UNION CITY, California 94587 APN #: 4830025-002-00 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $350,796.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 11/10/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3812223 11/16/2010, 11/23/2010, 11/30/2010 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/10 CNS-1986820# Trustee Sale No. 233695CA 0665690129 Title Order No.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06-16-2004. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12-07-2010 at 12:00 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-25-2004, Book , Page , Instrument 2004289254, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Marivie Asong and Pepito Asong, wife and husband as joint tenants, as Trustor, Long Beach Mortgage Company, 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 to 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 described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $467,593.78 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4649 Mowry Avenue Fremont, CA 94538 APN Number: 501-0956-086-00 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: 11-10-2010 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) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac 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 Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P768143 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/2010 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/10 CNS-1986799# Trustee Sale No. 435856CA Loan No. 3010978116 Title Order No. 602131644 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/17/2006. 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 12/7/2010 at 12:00 PM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08/25/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006326442, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Anita M. Piring and, Wilfredo Piring wife and husband as joint tenants, as Trustor, Washington Mutual Bank, FA, 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 to 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 St emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St. Oakland, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $509,563.92 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 31201 Kimberly Ct, Union City, CA 94577 APN Number: 4830099-013-00 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 byone 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: 11/10/2010 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) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac 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 Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P768100 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/2010 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/10 CNS-1986544# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA09-299240-PJ Order #: 135217 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/7/2006. 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): JOSE MANUEL CORREA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AND, JOSE ANTONIO CORREA, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 8/17/2006 as Instrument No. 2006315849 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/10/2010 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: $448,996.19 The purported property address is: 36044 TOULOUSE ST NEWARK, CA 94560 Assessor’s Parcel No. 092A-0504-035-00 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: 11/16/10 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 holders right’s 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# 3809059 11/16/2010, 11/23/2010, 11/30/2010 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/10 CNS-1986238# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 129572502 APN: 087-0036-145 TRA: 15064 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6321 REF: Hartwell, Ronald IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 14, 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 December 13, 2010, at 12:00pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 27, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007432140 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, executed by Ronald D Hartwell An Unmarried 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 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: 710 Tamarack Dr Union City CA 94587-1439 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: $525,134.09. 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. This California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 and is to be included with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee Gonzales, of Wachovia Mortgage, FSB (‘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 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: 7/22/09 Name of Signor: Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or Position: Vice President 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: November 22, 2010. (R-353908 11/23/10, 11/30/10, 12/07/10) 11/23, 11/30, 12/7/10 CNS-1983828# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 129524402 APN: 087-0007-065 TRA: 15011 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3418 REF: Abaa, Dino G IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 27, 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 December 13, 2010, at 12:00pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 07, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005281283 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, executed by Abaa Family Trust, A Trust, Dated September 15,1992, With Dino G. Abaa & Nenita J. Abaa Acting As Initial Trustee For Abaa Family Trust, 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: 35005 Perry Rd Union City CA 94587-6229 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: $425,533.88. 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. This California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 and is to be included with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee Gonzales, of Wachovia Mortgage, FSB (‘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 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: 7/22/09 Name of Signor: Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or Position: Vice President 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: November 22, 2010. (R-353883 11/23/10, 11/30/10, 12/07/10) 11/23, 11/30, 12/7/10 CNS-1983653# T.S. No. T10-65362-CA / APN: 525-0972-010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/17/2005. 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 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: Am Tamim Khan, an unmarried man Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. c/o Pite Duncan, 4375 Jutland Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92117 877-5760472 Recorded 06/28/2005 as Instrument No. 2005263507 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale: 11/30/2010 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: $492,410.34 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4744 Bach Court Fremont, CA 94538 A.P.N.: 525-0972010 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: 11/9/ 2010 CR Title Services, Inc. 1000 Technology Drive MS 314 O’Fallon, MO 63368 Kimberly Lee, 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. P766625 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/2010 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/10 CNS-1983008# T.S. No. T10-65420-CA / APN: 087-0336-024 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/1/2006. 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 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: Vincent R McGautha, an unmarried man Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. c/o Pite Duncan, 4375 Jutland Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92117 877-5760472 Recorded 11/08/2006 as Instrument No. 2006417490 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale: 11/30/2010 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: $608,506.66 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1013 Carnelian Terrace Union City, CA 94587 A.P.N.: 087-0336-024 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: 11/9/ 2010 CR Title Services, Inc. 1000 Technology Drive MS 314 O’Fallon MO 63368 Kimberly Lee, 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. P766628 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/2010 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/10 CNS-1983005# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7042.22351 Title Order No. 4493146 MIN No. APN 507-0817-042 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/24/07. 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): Kashif Shan, a married man as his sole and separate property and Ali Shan, a married man as his sole and separate property, as joint tenants Recorded: 11/01/07, as Instrument No. 2007381868, of Official Records of ALAMEDA County, California. Date of Sale: 12/01/10 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: 39109 GUARDINO DR #140,

FREMONT, CA 94538 Assessors Parcel No. 5070817-042 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 $312,585.66. 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: November 4, 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 # 1002.175921 11/09, 11/ 16, 11/23/2010 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/10 CNS-1982865# Trustee Sale No. 240759CA Loan No. 3011298605 Title Order No. 346176 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/13/2006. 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 11/30/2010 at 12:00 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11/03/ 2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006411687 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Nisha Guha and Amit Guha, wife and husband, as Trustor, Washington Mutual Bank, FA, 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 to 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 St emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St. Oakland, CA Legal Description: Lot 5, amended map of tract 3536, filed March 18, 1975, map book 85, pages 50 to 59, alameda county records. Excepting therefrom all oil, gas, minerals and other hydrocarbon substances in and under or that may be produced from a depth below 500 of the surface of said land without right of entry upon the surface of said land for the purpose of mining, drilling, exploring or extracting such oil, gas, minerals and other hydrocarbon substances or other use of or rights in or to any portion of the surface of said land to a depth of 500 feet below the surface thereof Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $592,709.00 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2632 Mallard Court Union City, CA 94587 APN Number: 475-0147-017-00 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”. Date: 11/4/2010 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) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac 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 Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P766354 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/2010 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/10 CNS-1982806# 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: 1/4/2011 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: $781,890.32 The purported property address is: 6210 BELLHAVEN PLACE NEWARK, CA 94560 Assessor’s 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 deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 11/09/10 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 holders right’s 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# 3803170 11/09/2010, 11/16/2010, 11/23/2010 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/10 CNS-1982291#


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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM253252-C Investor No. 119503340 Loan No. 0307663290 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/19/2006. 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 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. 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: JESSIE L. WHITE AND NAYDINE FAIRLEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 1/31/2006 as Instrument No. 2006032054 in Book , page of Loan Modification recorded on 7/22/09 inst# 2009233848 Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale:11/29/2010 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, California Property Address is purported to be: 32315 ANNETTE CT UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN #: 483-0111-106 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $643,983.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 11/1/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3786422 11/09/2010, 11/16/2010, 11/23/2010 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/10 CNS-1981037# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM253264-C Investor No. 0359315064 Loan No.

0359315064 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/17/2006. 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 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. 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:FELIX I MONGOSO AND PAMELA S. MONGOSO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 3/29/2006 as Instrument No. 2006120856 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale:11/30/2010 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, California Property Address is purported to be: 4204 APOLLO CIRCLE UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN #: 483-0073-060 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $460,925.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 11/4/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3793490 11/09/2010, 11/16/2010, 11/23/2010 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/10 CNS-1981035# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10378125-VF Order # 100473580-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/22/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT

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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): MIGUEL SOMBRERERO AND JACINTA H. SOMBRERERO Recorded: 10/29/2003 as Instrument No. 2003644960 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/30/2010 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: $298,369.04 The purported property address is: 33555 2ND ST UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 486-0006-020-00 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: 11/8/2010 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# 3775927 11/09/2010, 11/16/2010, 11/23/2010 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/10 CNS-1981033# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 129225402 APN: 483-0096-235 TRA: 15-001 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx8932 REF: Lyons, Brenda A IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 09, 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 29, 2010, at 12:00pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 15, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007186489 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, executed by Brenda A Lyons and Marshall Lyons, 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: 4428

SUBMITTED BY TARA STEWART Recognized at the first White House Science Fair as one of the nation’s leading science and technology competitions, The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition, in its 25th year, is seeking entries beginning now through January 31, 2011. The DuPont Challenge, created to honor the memory of the heroes of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle, is true to the flight’s educational mission – to “touch the future.” The competition celebrates 25 years of inspiring students to excel and achieve in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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only one sacred oil tin left, but it lasted eight days, long enough for the Jews to get more. Hanukkah is celebrating the fact that Jews are not like gentiles and cannot be forced to assimilate. In 2008, there were 4 million Jewish people in the U.S.A., worldwide about 13 million. Hanukkah has many different spellings and pronunciations. Hanukkah, also Romanized as Chanukah. This year it is observed from sunset December 1 to sunset December 9. Orthodox (conservative) synagogues separate the men from the women. Others, like the Reform (liberal), the Conservative (moderate), have services Friday night and Saturday mornings. If you are looking for synagogues, Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Pkwy in Fremont, 510-656-7141. Shir Ami, 4529 Malabar Ave. Castro Valley, 510-537-1787. Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave. San Jose, 408-292-0939. Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada St. Pleasanton, 925-931-1055. Temple Emanu-El is located at 1010 University Avenue, which is in or near the Rose Garden district is Reform. In Willow Glen, The Congregation Sinai, at 1532 Willowbrae Ave. a conservative synagogue. Am Echad is an Orthodox shul (Hebrew for “temple.”) at 1504 Meridian Avenue. The Chabad, which is very conservative/traditional is located at 15405 Los Gatos Blvd. Suite 204, Los Gatos. The Messianic Congregation, Jews for Jesus is located at 16735 Lark in Los Gatos.

Alamo St Union City CA 94587-3822 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: $432,778.91. 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: November 08, 2010. (R-349927 11/09/10, 11/16/10, 11/23/10) 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/10

The East Bay Community Foundation’s conference center is one of the Bay Area’s newest examples of a trend to raise funds for charities in the wake of the worst U.S. recession in decades. Since it opened in 2003 as a result of a grant from the James Irvine Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation Conference Center at the East Bay Community Foundation [located at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland] has been used by non-profit organizations at below-market rates - and sometimes for free. The conference center is now being offered to the for-profit sector in competition with other forprofit conference center facilities. “We call it the ‘Conference Center with a Conscience’ because all proceeds support the work of the East Bay Community Foundation and our efforts to advance economic opportunity and the education that leads to it,” said Nicole Taylor, the Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The conference center provides business organizations with an opportunity to book a valuepriced, quiet, state-of-the-art, conveniently located facility for a meeting or a conference of up to 120 people - and to give back to the community, all at the same time,” she said. A number of experts have recently said that charities should build their revenues by turning a profit instead of relying solely on seeking donations.

Over the past few months, the Foundation renovated the center, including complete interior repainting, improvements to the kitchen and kitchen equipment, and new electronic audio-visual equipment, as well as complying with environmental measures to prevent pollution and to save water, energy, and other materials that gained the conference center certification by the Bay Area Green Business Program. In the past, the center has periodically been booked for use by the business community, but this is the first time the Foundation has actively and specifically marketed it to the for-profit sector. “Of course, we will continue to offer the conference center to non-profit organizations on the same terms as we have previously,” said Taylor. “At the same time, our capability to continue being one of the largest sources of philanthropic support to worthy causes in the East Bay depends not only on our success at attracting donations, but also on maximizing all potential sources of revenue and operating as efficiently as we possibly can.” Formed in 1928, the East Bay Community Foundation connects community needs in Alameda and Contra Costa counties with individuals, families, and organizations interested in charitable giving, and acts as a catalyst for change through leading initiatives, advocacy, and partnerships with business, government, and private foundations. (www.eastbaycf.org)

Alabama woman nabbed after accepting collect call AP WIRE SERVICE BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP), Nov 13 - Deputies say a Birmingham woman accepted a collect call from her boyfriend while he was in jail - and allegedly paid for it with a stolen credit card number. Randy Christian, chief deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, says the woman had stolen the credit card information from a former roommate. The roommate recognized the woman’s voice

“Advances in science are critical to the success of DuPont and the nation as a whole,” said Ellen Kullman, DuPont chair and CEO. “We believe that STEM education strengthens our ability to meet an ever-increasing need to inspire students of today to be the scientists, explorers and inventors of tomorrow,” said Kullman. The Challenger crew members included Ellison S. Onizuka, Greg Jarvis, Judy Resnik, Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, Ron McNair, and Sharon Christa McAuliffe, America’s first teacher in space. All students in grades 7-12 across the United States and Canada may submit their essay entries from now through Janu-

from a recording of the call, and she was subsequently charged with fraud. Christian says all that made the woman easy to catch, telling The Birmingham News, “that’s just making it too easy for us. Just brilliant.’’ The woman was arrested when she came to court because of a separate domestic violence charge.—Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/

ary 31. Essays are evaluated in two divisions: Junior Division (grades 7, 8, and 9) and Senior Division (grades 10, 11, and 12). This competition attracted more than 10,000 entries in 2010, and since its inception more than 150,000 entries have been received. To enter, students are encouraged to write a 700 to 1,000-word essay discussing a scientific discovery, theory, event, or technological application that has captured their interest. The range of possible essay topics is as broad as science itself. Essays are judged based on ideas and content, mechanics and conventions, organization, style and creativity, and originality. Entry forms may be obtained at www.thechallenge.dupont.com. The competition has more than $75,000 in prizes and awards. In each division, the first place winner receives a $5,000 U.S. savings bond. Second and third place winners receive $3,000 and $2,000 U. S. savings bonds, respectively. The top three winners in each division receive an expenses-paid trip to The Walt Disney World® Resort and Kennedy Space Center, accompanied by a parent. Honorable mentions in both divisions receive a $200 U.S. savings bond.

Acknowledging the significant contributions made by teachers, each sponsoring science teacher of a first place winner receives a $500 educational award, an expenses-paid trip with the student and parent to The Walt Disney World® Resort and Kennedy Space Center, and an expenses-paid, DuPont-sponsored trip to the 2012 National Science Teachers Association national conference. Sponsoring teachers of the second and third place winners receive $500 and $250 educational awards, respectively, and expenses-paid trips to The Walt Disney World Resort and Kennedy Space Center. As part of the 25-year celebration, the competition’s website has collectible trading cards, featuring 25 inspiring “STEM All Stars” who made a scientific impact on our lives. In addition, there is an opportunity for teachers to win prizes for their classroom to commemorate the anniversary year. For more information students and teachers should visit www.thechallenge.dupont.com. DuPont (www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company, founded in 1802.


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Chili Cook-off funds local organizations Rotarians met on Thursday, November 4 to honor several local organizations and award proceeds of the 19th Annual Chili Cook-off held this year on July 24th at The Saddle Rack in Fremont. The cook-off was hosted by Area 3 Rotary Clubs of District 5170. The event was created 19 years ago by the Sunrise Rotary Club as a benefit for the Rotary Tri-City Clinic. The annual Cook Off continues to raise money to meet that need but has since expanded to include other local organizations as well including Washington on Wheels mobile clinic, Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (firefighter’s choice) and HOPE (Homeless Outreach People Empowerments) Project Mobile Clinic. Additional honorees included Kidango and Martin Kauffman 100 Club (firefighter competition winner choice). Checks were distributed to: Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, $5,800; Hope Project Mobile Clinic, $5,800; Tri-City Rotary Clinic $5,800; Washington on Wheels, $5,800; Kidango, $2,900; Martin Kauffman 100 Club, $2,900.

Small dog traps mountain lion in tree AP WIRE SERVICE COLMAN, South Dakota (AP), Nov 12 - A 150-pound (68-kilogram) mountain lion was no match for a squirrel-chasing terrier. Jack the Jack Russell weighs only 17

pounds (8 kilograms), and yet he managed to trap the cougar up a tree on Tuesday on a farm in the north-central state of South Dakota. Jack’s owner, Chad Strenge, told The Argus Leader that the dog “trees cats all the time,’’ and that the plucky terrier

probably “figured it was just a cat.’’ Professor Jonathan Jenks, who tracks cougar migration patterns, says hunters usually need two or three hounds to chase a lion up a tree. He says the cat probably wasn’t hungry enough to attack Jack.

Strenge used a shotgun to knock the mountain lion from the tree and - assisted by Jack - chased and fatally shot it. Arden Petersen, of the wildlife division of Game, Fish and Parks, told The Madison Daily Leader that no charges will be filed.


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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).

Hayward City Council

Fremont City Council Fremont City Council Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hayward City Council November 16, 2010

Quarterly budget update Funding gap remains serious. City Manager Fred Diaz concluded the presentation saying “We are not out of the woods.” One-time strategies have been used and the gap remains with zero balances projected for FY 10/11 of the General Fund (i.e. checking account) and Budget Uncertainty Reserves. Core Reserves will be left at $18.3M, approximately half of FY 2007/08 balance. Negotiations with employee bargaining units continue to determine strategies to meet the shortfall including pay cuts, furloughs and additional department spending reductions. Property and Sales Tax revenues are uncertain but will not replace shortfalls in the near future. The impact of NUMMI closure is unknown at this time. CalPERS rates for retirement contributions are increasing significantly due to investment performance and retiree longevity. According to Diaz, “Everything is on the table.” Mid-year Budget review is scheduled for February 15, 2011. South Fremont/Warm Springs area studies An “expert panel” was consulted to gain input of possibilities for the study area. Suggestions indicated that Fremont is pursuing the proper investigation of this resource and retention of industrial zoning is important. Determining the proper mix of residential, retail, commercial, R&D and industrial development will be critical to promotion of Fremont as a major player in the Bay Area. The construction of BART and development of TESLA will be important factors when determining how to create a “21st Century work place.” Any plans must be prepared to “pivot” with timely changes to accommodate area requirements leading to Fremont as a “model for the renaissance of American ‘producer’ cities.” Councilmembers were presented with several models of a mix between residential, commercial and industrial development. Most favored an approach that used approximately 38% of land area for Green Tech/Manufacturing, 32% for R&D/Office, 5% Community Serving Retail and 25% Residential/Mixed Use Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). Continuation of these studies will include a Community Workshop, Monday, December 6 at Warm Springs Community Center and a presentation to Council on Land Use Tuesday, December 14. Mayor Bob Wasserman Present Vice Mayor Bob Wieckowski Present Anu Natarajan Present Bill Harrison Present Suzanne Lee Chan Present

Consent Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute a two-year contract extension with Quantum Energy Services & Technologies, Inc. for Sustainability Coordinator services for calendar years 2011 and 2012 in the maximum amount of $300,000. The City’s federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant of $1,361,900, which was awarded on December 9, 2009, must be spent within three years and will fund the contract’s extension. Established a Fire Prevention Code, a Building Code, a Mechanical Code, an Electrical Code and Plumbing Code for the City of Hayward. Public Hearing Request for change of zoning to allow neighborhood-serving retail center, including a drive-thru coffee shop and neighborhood-serving retail uses on a 1.5 acre parcel at Mt. Eden Business Park. The zone change would allow applicant Simeon Commercial Properties and owner Sim First LLC to accept a convenience store as a tenant. 5 YES and 2 No votes (Sweeney and Henson) with the condition that a convenience store may open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) hearing for financing of airport development improvement by Airport Property Partners, LLC through the sale of up to $5M of tax-free bonds by California Statewide Communities Development Authority. Public Comments Jim Drake commented on the differences between the old noise ordinance and its revisions. Although the former contains no penalty, it has greater clarity for the police to be able to enforce noise abatement. The revised ordinance does have penalties but gives the police greater discretion over enforcement. Charlie Peters, Clean Air Performance Professionals, would like to see mandatory smog testing and repairs to motor vehicles. The regulatory agency does not know if cars with excessive emissions are actually repaired. The state is spending substantial sums to impress upon drivers the need to maintain their vehicles. Peters estimates that mandatory testing and repair would generate a daily emissions- reduction of up to 1,500 tons. Mayor Michael Sweeney – Yes Barbara Halliday – Yes Olden Henson – Yes Marvin Peixoto – Yes Bill Quirk – Yes Mark Salinas – Yes Francisco Zermeno Yes

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the EVPs emerge from the white noise. A mixture of awe, excitement and nervousness invariably surfaces on seeing or hearing APRA’s evidence for the first time. “I began paranormal investigations in 2006 but my interest was awakened after I lost my oldest brother to cancer in 1995 and my second brother to suicide in 2004,” explains Alvis. “These events made me consider the possibility of life after death.” The visitors toured the properties with HAHS Collections Manager Heather Farquahar to orientate themselves and learn about the Meek and McConaghy families before investigating in small groups led by APRA investigators who taught the visitors how to use infrared cameras, audio devices, motion detectors, electro-magnetic field detectors, temperature gauges and other equipment. Jenny Hosel and Nick Mortenson, San Leandro, have seen Ghost Hunters on TV. Cautiously skeptical, Nick more so than Jenny, they had no experiences of the paranormal and looked forward to seeing what they might discover. “Go! Go! Go! Right now!” ordered a man’s voice in reply to

the question “Is there anything you’d like to tell us?” in the ser-

In the spacious attic, a man’s voice identified himself as “Archie.” The EVP was loud enough and clear enough to obviate the need to hold the digital recorder to the ear to discern what was said. Those present were delighted. According to APRA, rivalry has emerged between Archie McConaghy, who died in his twenties as a result of a farming accident, and APRA founder Brandon Alvis who is

the Lord’s Prayer after Alvis had thrown down the gauntlet to whatever might be there to show its presence. Matt Goldman, who accompanied APRA to the fundraiser, suggested playing music throughout McConaghy House. Small groups of visitors occupied different rooms and remained motionless and silent until the music stopped before conducting EVP sessions. As the music permeated the house, there was a warmth in the poorly insulated attic on an otherwise cold night. That dis-

Voices from the Past 2010: Members of the American Paranormal Research Association with visitors at McConaghy House, 18701 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward

vants’ quarters at the Meek Mansion. In the cistern in the basement, “20 years old” was the response when investigators asked the age of anyone who might be present. Another group witnessed activation of motion detectors in the play room and servants’ quarters without seeing a physical being pass by.

also in his late twenties. Might this explain the high activity levels at McConaghy House? Even the most steely-nerved are wary of upsetting forces and phenomena that cannot be explained. On a previous investigation, the APRA team quickly vacated the property when it recorded a man’s pained voice beginning to recite

sipated instantly when the EVP session was over. On the ground floor, as the music played, the group in the study saw two human shadows speed along the hall and activate motion detectors. “It was a surreal feeling. The shadows were on the hall wall and visible through the study

doorway. Given their direction, they seemed to make for the foot of the stairs to reach the attic, the source of the music and where the McConaghys used to hold dances. It was strange to see such energetic motion without sound,” explained Ben Cahill, Castro Valley. APRA is recording its investigations and findings in a documentary series “A View From The Other Side” which it hopes will prove informative for other investigators and people interested in the paranormal. “We’ve investigated many historical locations throughout the US,” said Alvis. “APRA enjoys raising funds for them so we can help preserve history in our own way. Hopefully, this enables these buildings and the historical societies that own or manage them to inform and educate future generations.” “We hope to be able to return to Hayward in early 2011. People interested in the paranormal should visit the Meek Estate and McConaghy House which have yielded a wealth of evidence. The more people we bring into McConaghy House, the more energy we seem to provide. The family has a sad history and this might also account for the continued activity. We are skeptics. Our panel of scientific experts scrutinizes and explains away our findings. Is what remains evidence of paranormal activity? Our audience decides,” he concluded. To see video footage of investigations, visit www.apraparanormal.com/videos/meek.html (Meek Mansion) and http://apraparanormal.com/blog.html (McConaghy House) and click on link titled “McConaghy Estate APRA Paranormal Investigation.”

Sunol Glen School Board meeting review BY ALYSON WHITAKER The Sunol Glen School Board held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 16. Student Council representatives Nick Lawrence, Mitchell Lambert, and Mikey Hawkins updated the board on their recent

events. Student Council strives to increase school spirit with monthly “Wacky Wednesdays” and other themed events. Monthly character trait assemblies sponsored by Student Council promote personal development and camaraderie among the student body. Each member

of student council is required to give a minimum of four school service hours per trimester, as part of their leadership duties. Principal/Superintendant Molly Barnes updated the board on the Carol White Physical Education Grant awarded to Sunol Glen two years ago. The grant in-

cludes curriculum, staff development and instruction, as well as equipment. The user-friendly curriculum has helped the teachers implement improved PE instruction at the school, and all grade levels benefit. The grant period was originally designated for two years, but has been ex-

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for my lost profits and the resulting worthlessness of the Newark facility I built at GM’s insistence. Following GM’s early 2005 unsuccessful attempts to persuade me to sell, a shocking series of highly unusual damaging events occurred. I believe that these were

thus providing a one-two punch. Among many items that strongly suggest that GM instigated the IRS audit as harassment was an incriminating pair of documents. “An internal GM email sequence involving four GM employees dated April 13, 2005 reported my refusal to sell, and outlined a scheme to induce my exit to clear the way for GM’s secret Fremont Auto Mall project. An internal IRS file document revealed that the July 2005 audit process was initiated on April 14, 2005, in eerie “coincidence” the day after

file that reveals the audit was internally initiated on January 12, 2007, exactly one week after an attorney sent an e-mail to GM indicating that I might file suit. In October 2006, I had proposed an amicable resolution, good until December 2006, requesting GM compensation for its damaging actions. GM responded by urging me not to sue, and immediately referred the proposal to GM senior management. “Despite GM’s indication of great concern for the many highly improper GM actions that I had documented, it failed to respond by December, which thus led to the aforementioned attor-

instigated by GM to financially and emotionally weaken me and force a sale of my franchises before I learned of the Fremont Auto Mall plan. This is described in detail with supporting documents at www.donsigner.com. “The first of these damaging events was a grueling, unjustified warranty audit in July 2005, which I later learned was locally generated and not approved by GM warranty home office. I subsequently exposed the malicious nature of the audit to an involved mid-level GM manager, who replied, “It wasn’t one of our prouder moments.” “The second damaging event was a first ever IRS audit of the dealership corporation in July 2005. In an eerie “coincidence,” the IRS sent notice of the audit to me just two days after the conclusion of the warranty audit,

the GM e-mails. I obtained these internal documents in 2008 and 2009 through court proceedings and the Freedom of Information Act. “The third and fourth damaging events were a GMAC defamatory act and an illegal financial information-sharing scheme with GM in February 2006. My exposure of the malicious GM/GMAC conspired plot was followed by a profuse apology and the resignation of two involved mid-level GMAC employees in mid-career “to spend more time with their families.” A GMAC Vice-President expressed his anger to me about the occurrence as “eleven on a scale of ten.” “The fifth damaging act was a first-ever personal IRS audit in 2007-2008, concerning my 2005 tax return. Among many items that strongly suggest that GM also instigated this audit is the internal IRS

ney’s January e-mail to GM urging it to settle to prevent filing of a lawsuit. GM later responded to my attorney that it was declining the proposal, after which, with great reluctance, I filed suit in February. More on this later… “The internal IRS document file revealed that the auditing Revenue Agent wanted to accept my 2005 tax return as filed, but he was overridden by his manager who charged him with the awkward task of crafting a reason to disallow a certain legitimate deduction I had taken. The Agent ultimately did so, and in June 2008 presented me with a six-figure tax assessment resulting from the seemingly baseless ruling. I contested the ruling, and finally in October 2010, the IRS conceded that it was wrong and reversed the ruling, accepting my return as originally filed.

couraged to train as many family members and friends as they can. After months of discussion and revisions, the board voted on and approved a new Facilities Use Policy. Sunol-based groups and non-profit organizations may continue to use the facilities at no charge. Outside groups will be assessed a nominal use fee to cover custodial and maintenance costs. All groups using the facilities are required to have sufficient liability insurance coverage. Jeff Potter, from the Alameda County Office of Education, updated the board and audience on the district budget, following the governor’s signing of the state budget in October. No significant revisions were noted and no new cuts are proposed at this time. The 2010/2011 Adopted Budget is not expected to have any changes, and the First Interim revision will be presented

at the December board meeting. This was the final board meeting for board members Guin Van Dyke and Don Ball. Neil Davies remains on as Board President. Ms. Van Dyke has served on the board for eight years, and has been a part of the school community for 16 years. Though her children are grown, she has been an active participant in the Sunol Glen Community Club as well as serving on the school board. She expressed her love of the school, and her sincere hope that the new board members will continue the forward progress that she worked so hard to achieve during her years of service. Don Ball was appointed to the board in June 2010 when trustee Graham Barnes resigned due to an employment relocation. He has three children attending the school, and is a

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dealers (except Ford and Chevrolet), the City of Fremont, and landowner Catellus Development Corporation. In 1990, GM awarded me Fremont’s first Cadillac franchise with the requirement to relocate Cadillac with Buick to the Fremont Auto Mall. I purchased DiGiulio Pontiac-GMC in 1991 with the intention of relocating those brands to the Auto Mall as well, but GM disapproved the transaction, objecting to four franchises located in one place, even though its national plan was for Buick, Pontiac, and GMC to be housed together. “After five years and $160,000 invested in the Auto Mall development, in 1992 GM informed me that it wanted to relocate my franchise to a site in Newark instead. For months I successfully resisted this illogical plan that would isolate my business from the high volume Auto Mall dealers, including all of Cadillac’s thriving luxury import competitors. In early 1993, GM used strong-arm tactics that left me no choice but to build on GM’s site in Newark instead. I was forced to forfeit time and money spent on the Auto Mall and reluctantly relocated to Newark in 1995. “Following the GM-appointed Pontiac dealer’s 1998 resignation, GM appointed a second, then a third operator for the dealership in 2000. In 2004, I again attempted unsuccessfully to buy the higher volume Pontiac-GMC dealership. Buick sales had been plummeting for years as GM was phasing the brand out while it shifted its emphasis to trucks. In late 2004, unbeknownst to me, GM secretly developed a plan to relocate the Newark dealers to the Fremont Auto Mall, intending for its Pontiac-GMC dealer to take over my Buick and Cadillac franchise. In early 2005, multiple GM employees attempted to persuade me to sell. As in 1998, I refused. “As GM’s Fremont Auto Mall Buick-Pontiac-GMC-Cadillac plan was the same one it denied me in the early 1990’s, GM could have considerable liability

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“Based on a well-documented complaint of suspected GM/IRS collusion in the two IRS audits I filed with the internal fraud unit of the U. S. Treasury Department, in September 2010, an investigation was launched and continues today. Among the documents cited are some from the internal IRS file that appear to be falsified. This investigation of suspected wrongdoing is unrelated to the TARP unit’s investigation of possible GM illegal dealer termination actions. “Following filing of my lawsuit against GM and GMAC in February 2007, GM attempted a Demurrer dismissal. In mid-2007, the judge ruled against dismissal, and upheld eight counts against GM and GMAC going forward to trial. Following the judge’s retirement in August 2008, GM attempted Summary Judgment dismissal with the new judge in February 2009. In an extremely rare and disturbing action in May 2009, the new judge dismissed all eight counts after 27 grueling months of preparation and hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorney fees. This shocking action prevented me from presenting my case to a jury. “In January 2009, Fremont Pontiac-GMC closed permanently, representing GM’s third failed plan for that dealership. At that time, I again requested that GM award those two franchises that would restore viability to my dealership, and comply with GM’s Buick-Pontiac-GMC combination plan. GM declined once again, this time citing the lawsuit. GM later eliminated Pontiac when it filed bankruptcy, and awarded the GMC franchise to Mr. Dosanjh along with my Buick and Cadillac franchises.” While much of the information relayed by Mr. Signer is difficult to believe, documentation at www.donsigner.com supports his allegations. The underbelly of large corporate American business is often stranger than fiction and fodder for outrageous scripts that emerge from Hollywood. It is unfortunate that a local, long term resident and business has been the subject of such treatment. Don Signer’s background and community involvement is the subject of an article printed in Tri-City Voice on August 17, 2004 (http://www.tricityvoice.com/ar-

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Sunol Glen School Board meeting review Recent films like “Waiting for Superman” and “Race to Nowhere” are awakening educators and parents alike to the need to change the mindset, and focus not just on the core academic subjects, but to educate the “whole child.” She indicated that a paradigm shift is occurring around views on education and the way children learn. The old mindset of “Intelligence is innate” has shifted toward one of “Intelligence is influenced by opportunity.” The group leaders from the county meet regularly

and continue their discussion, exchange of ideas, and exploration of how to best meet the needs of the children in their respective schools and districts. The seventh and eighth grade classes at Sunol Glen are participating in a county-wide program sponsored by Alameda County EMS to teach adult and child CPR. The program is called CPR Anytime, and is an interactive DVD-based instructional kit. The students are trained with the program, then take their kits and a CPR dummy home and are en-

dedicated parent volunteer. Mr. Ball thanked the board for appointing him last spring, and giving him the opportunity to serve briefly as a member of the school board. He expressed the desire to continue serving the school in a volunteer capacity, and may consider another run for school board in the future. Myla Grasso of ACSA (Association of California School Administrators) attended the meeting and presented both Ms. Van Dyke and Mr. Ball with a plaque acknowledging their exemplary service and thanking them for their dedication to the students and staff at Sunol Glen School. The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 13, when new board members Gerry Beemiller and Diane Everett will be sworn in and officially take office, beginning their service to the school district.

New Haven District Board of Education briefs SUBMITTED BY RICK LA PLANTE On November 16, the Board of Education received the annual report on Measure A, a $120 million bond measure passed by New Haven voters in 2003. Counting state matching funds, interest, deferred mainte-

nance funds, and local revenues, the District leveraged the bond for a total of $164.8 million. To date, $156.7 million has been committed for projects at every school in the District, as well as at the New Haven Adult School, the Educational Services Center, the Mary Cordoza (Food and Nutrition) Center, and the Corporation Yard.

Major projects included the construction of Conley-Caraballo High School and the James Logan High School Center for the Performing Arts, the renovation of Cesar Chavez Middle School, new buildings at Alvarado Middle School, and the installation of solar energy systems at Logan and Kitayama Elementary.

Also, the Board: Acknowledged President Gwen Estes, the longest-serving member, on the occasion of her final meeting. Ms. Estes first won election to the Board in 1994 and was re-elected in 1998, 2002, and 2006. Acknowledged Clerk Gertrude Gregorio, also serving at her final meeting.

Approved the first readings of policies requiring that members holding office as President or Clerk have completed or be actively enrolled in the Masters in Governance program offered by the California School Boards Association. Approved a contract with Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost to serve as the District’s primary law firm.


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Scrooge and company comes to Irvington SUBMITTED BY PAMELA ROSEN Irvington High School Conservatory Theatre will present Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story of holiday redemption, “A Christmas Carol,” throughout December at Irvington’s Valhalla Theatre. Featuring a talented cast of performers as young as seven, as well as high school students, this faithful rendition is a holiday tradition to be enjoyed by all ages. “This is a challenging show for us,” said Linda Jackson-Whitmore, who, over the course of her career has trained a number of Broadway performers. “When you’ve got a story that almost everyone already knows, everyone has an idea in their minds what it’s supposed to look like. We have to meet everyone’s expectations, and still create something that’s totally new.” Irvington’s “A Christmas Carol” promises to be a completely immersive experience, with performers and even the set bursting off the stage and surrounding the audience, placing everyone at the center of the action in 1840s London. Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and even Tiny Tim will come to life on stage, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future could pop up anywhere. “But get your tickets early,” advises Jackson-Whitmore. “People love this story and they come out every year to see it. They bring their children. They bring their grandparents. We don’t want anybody to miss out.” Irvington High School is the largest visual and performing arts high school in Fremont and has been designated by Fremont Unified School District as the Arts Magnet school for over 12 years. Irvington offers 30 art classes in Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts. In addition, the Center for Creative Arts is a set of English, Science, and Social Science classes designed to integrate the arts into core curriculum. The play is directed by Linda Jackson-Whitmore, who will retire this year after 34 years as Irvington’s drama

Olive Garden announces Pasta Tales essay contest Students can enter online

SUBMITTED BY KATIE LENNON Olive Garden restaurant is seeking to capture students’ future aspirations and plans, to achieve their goals, as part of its 15th-annual Pasta Tales essay writing contest. This year, Olive Garden is asking students to: “Describe how furthering your education beyond high school will help make your dreams come true.” The contest grand prize is a three-day trip to New York City, including dinner at the Olive Garden in Times Square, and a $2,500 savings bond. The contest, running now through January 21, 2011, will give students in the first through 12thgrade in the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to share their stories in essays of 50 to 250 words. Pasta Tales entry forms and complete rules are available on Olive Garden’s website at www.olivegarden.com/company/community/pasta_tales.asp and at local Olive Garden restaurants. In addition to the grand prize trip to New York City and $2,500 savings bond, winners will be named in each grade category and awarded a $500 savings bond and family dinner at their local Olive Garden restaurant. For more information, visit Olive Garden’s website at www.olivegarden.com/company/co mmunity/pasta_tales.asp

teacher. Tickets are available online at www.irvingtonconservatory.org, or at the door. For more information, and for tickets, call (510) 656-5711 ext. 46423. A Christmas Carol December 2, 3, 9, 10, 17, and 18 7:30 p.m. December 4, 5 and 12 2:00 p.m.

Irvington High School Valhalla Theatre 41800 Blacow Road, Fremont (510) 656-5711 ext. 46423 www.irvingtonconservatory.org Tickets are $15.00 general admission, $12 for students and seniors, and $10 for students with an ASB sticker. All Thursday evening performances are $8.


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Judith Anne Votisek February 8, 1948 November 11, 2010 Resident of Fremont Judith passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2010 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Judith was born to Herman and Agnes Schweisthal of Aurora, Illinois. Judith's lifelong passion for libraries lead her to a Masters degree in Library Science. She then taught and became a school librarian in Chicago before moving to Colorado with her family. There, she became the Executive Director for the Colorado Library Association. In 1990 the family moved to the Bay Area where Judith worked as a Technical Librarian in the private sector creating internal libraries, the last of which was Adobe Systems. Judith's adventurous spirit and love of exploring, whether it was driving to Alaska, skiing and hiking the mountains of Colorado, trekking through Europe, or visiting the beautiful Bay Area and wine country, gave her countless cherished time with family and friends. Judith is survived by Jim, her loving husband of 39 years, son Matt (wife Linda), daughter Kristin (husband Bret Fischer), and her wonderful grandchildren Vanessa and Grayson. We will all miss her beautiful smile, her loving heart, her warmth, and grace. A memorial service will be held on November 27, 2 p.m. at Fremont Memorial Chapel, 3723 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, 94536. Fremont Memorial Chapel (510) 793-8900

Consuelo ‘Connie’ Burnett June 17, 1923 – November 5, 2010 Consuelo ‘Connie’ Burnett, a 50-year resident of Fremont, California , aged 87, passed away on November 5, 2010, at home with her family. Connie was born in El Paso, Texas on June 17, 1923 to the late Juan Ambriz Vargas and Maximina Bautista Vargas. She graduated from El Paso High School in 1941 then went on to excel at cosmetology school. As a young woman, Connie worked as a hairdresser in Hollywood where she delighted in rubbing elbows with beautiful, regal women and immaculately coiffed and pampered celebrities. Following a move to Fremont, Connie proudly served the Tri-City community as a volunteer for The Arc of Alameda County, and was a strong advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Connie also provided respite care in her home to children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities, giving much needed relief to other devoted caregivers and their families. Connie enjoyed listening to ‘KGO News Talk’ radio, following current events, keeping herself and her home beautiful, dressing up and going to ‘socials,’ taking vacations with her late husband, Joseph, and being the best mother and friend in the world to her daughter, Coree. She will be remembered for her graceful demeanor, impeccable sense of style, silly sense of humor, and unwavering, unselfish devotion to her sister, Alice. Connie is survived by her loving daughter, Coree and Son-In-Law, Wolfgang, of Fremont, by her sister, Alice Vargas, for whom she provided a happy home and loving care for 49 years, and by her sisters: Francisca, Elvira, Maria, Celia, Guadalupe, and Ofelia. A memorial service will be held in Connie’s honor at 3 p.m., on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Fremont Memorial Chapel • 3723 Peralta Boulevard • Fremont, CA • (510) 793-8900. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation or volunteer some valuable time to: Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay, 2320 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 www.aseb.org.

Anticipating the growing number of commercial solar energy facilities in California, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved amendments to the County Zoning Ordinance to provide development standards for solar energy facilities including thermal power systems and photovoltaic (PV) panel systems plants. “The new ordinance is a great step forward in the County’s sustainability efforts,” said Supervisor Don Gage, Chairperson of the County’s Housing, Land Use, Environment & Transportation Committee. “The provisions will guide development of the commercial solar facilities while protecting the landscape and wildlife in the area where applications for such facilities are expected in the future.” The new ordinance provides size categories for a commercial solar facility and requires compliance with the Williamson Act and the County’s Viewshed and Hillsides policies. The ordinance also provides a streamlined permitting process for smaller commercial solar facilities (less than eight acres in size) in certain parts of the County that have fewer environmental constraints. Other provisions include a 30 ft. height requirement for a structure; requirement for decommissioning; design of facilities to allow for wildlife habitat and passage; and drainage protection. In 2009, the Governor signed an Executive Order requiring energy providers in California to meet a 33 percent renewable energy target by 2020. Considerable effort is required to reach this goal. Currently, only 14 percent of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) retail electricity sales are generated with renewable power. In California, many large PV and solar thermal facilities are proposed and under development in the southeastern part of the state. These facilities cover more than 300,000 acres and are expected to produce approximately 24,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity over their useful lives. A two MW system was recently constructed in Alameda County and a proposed 420 MW system in San Benito County is under review. The Santa Clara County Office of Planning has received several informal inquiries about development of commercial solar facilities although no formal application has been submitted.

Grant funding to prevent teen drinking and driving SUBMITTED BY SUSAN LOWERY The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded the Santa Clara County Public Health Department Traffic Safe Communities Network (TSCN) a grant of more than $230,000. The monies are to be used to prevent car accidents, fatalities and injuries caused by teens that drink and drive. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of injuries and deaths for teens and alcohol is one of the primary causes of these collisions. In 2008, the OTS reported 118 collisions in Santa Clara County involving drivers under age 21 who had been drinking. The crashes resulted in 111 injuries and three deaths. Alcohol-related crashes cause more fatalities than any other type of collision. The funding will continue TSCN’s teen traffic safety projects, including real Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Courts in Schools, and panel presentations for parents and youths about alcohol consumption, alcohol’s affects on teen brain development and parents’ responsibilities in serving alcohol to minors. These free services are available on a limited basis to high schools in the County. Additionally, TSCN will work intensively with one local school to implement a project to educate young people so they make informed decisions about drinking and driving and accepting a ride. “The first years of a new driver’s experience set the stage for a lifetime of driving,” said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. “This program will help young drivers in Santa Clara County survive those critical first years, when crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths, and on into the future.” For more information about TSCN visit www.sccphd.org/traffic or call (408) 793-2730.


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Movie Review BY JENNIFER GAU

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xpect the movie to be a long one; all the clues point to it. The previous

movies, directed by David Yates, were a minimum of two hours. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is also the thickest book (with 759 pages) of seven that J.K. Rowling wrote. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series are popular for their magical action-packed mysteries. In this installment, the old crew - Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) – embark on a journey to find and destroy the last horcruxes. They are constantly teleporting from place to place because Lord Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) hooligans are hot on their tails. Finding the horcruxes are not easy, but luckily Dumbledore left them some small clues in his will.

WHAT’S HAPPENING’S TRI-CITY VOICE

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

We see Harry barely holding onto hope with his comrades who become fugitives with him. The weight of the world is on Harry’s shoulders. Only he or Lord Voldemort may survive in the world, and eventually they will face each other for the final battle. Harry needs to avenge all those innocent lives that Lord Voldemort has taken the in past, and preserve all those that he might take in the future. Good friends are priceless and there to help through even the toughest of situations. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are still teenagers with raging hormones. Although Ron gets jealous and lets his emotions affect his decisions, he comes back to his senses when Harry needs him most.

Sound and music amplify the magical events in each scene which is important for its fantasy genre. For example, the locket horcrux sends out a small scream every time Harry or Hermione tries to cast a deadly spell on it signifying some hidden enchantments on the item protecting it from destruction. The characters are panicked and rushed through many scenes which Yates does well with transitions when necessary. Whenever Harry gets a glimpse at what Lord Voldemort is up to, Yates differentiates those scenes as only moments that Harry needs to be tormented with by blurring the edges of the scene and changing the colors to a grey tone. Anybody following the Harry Potter series gains a little confidence within themselves. Harry Potter, as a character, is popular because he sends the message that no matter what role you play, as long as you fight for what’s right, you can be a hero. Lord Voldemort represents evil in pure form. He is always searching for ways to become immortal and kill all the non-magical people in the world. This time, he is collect-

ing the Deathly Hallows to solidify his existence and defy death. The audience will have to wait until “Deathly Hallows Part 2”

comes out next year to see the outcome. Runtime: 2 hour 30 minutes Rated: PG-13


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