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December 14, 2010

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According to the Aztec story, Huitzilopochtli was conceived supernaturally by his mother Coatlicue. His brothers did not believe her and schemed to kill her. Huitzilopochtli came to Coatlicue’s rescue and destroyed his brothers with a fire serpent. The Aztecs celebrated his birth from midnight through the following day with singing, dancing, and speechmaking. Special dishes were prepared, including the construction of small idols using corn paste and cactus honey. Huge bonfires were lit in courtyards and on the flat roofs of their houses. Noting the similarities between Aztec celebrations and Christmas, missionaries used the celebrations to introduce the Aztecs to Christianity. During this time, St. Ignatius Loyola suggested a Christmas novena, or special prayers, to be said on nine successive days before Christmas. A spirit of fun and joyful celebrations soon intermingled with the religious novena, and the nine-day celebration spread beyond the church to the community. Las Posadas starts with a processional at sundown when a designated person carries the Creche. Carols and hymns are sung until the processional stops at a previously selected destination, one on each of the eight nights before Christmas, and asks for lodging for the night. The people are first denied shelter. They again request lodging and are then invited in and treated to a Christmas concert and cookies and fruit punch. The nativity is left at the chosen destination and picked up on the next night when

BY PRAVEENA RAMAN

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he celebration of Las Posadas has been a tradition at Mission San Jose in Fremont for more than 25 years. While many communities around the Bay Area have a one or twoday celebration, Fremont has always enjoyed the traditional nine-day celebration. Las Posadas begins on December 16 and continues every evening until December 23. A traditional Latino celebration, Las Posadas is of Spanish origin and features a re-enactment of the birth of Jesus. The celebration includes recitation of prayers (novenas) and devotional songs for nine consecutive days before Christmas Eve. It was introduced in Mexico during the sixteenth century when a Spanish expedition conquered the Aztec empire and Mexico became a Spanish colony. Catholic missionaries who came with the conquistadores found that the Aztecs celebrated the birth of their sun god, Huitzilopochtli, during the last days of December, about the same time as Christmas.

continued on page 23 Mission San Jose will be the location of a Mexican Christmas tradition, Las Posadas, a reenactment of the Christ child's parents' – Joseph and Mary - search for shelter (AP Photo)

The Fighter

BY MONA SHAH

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he holiday season is upon us - whether you’re ready or not. For some, Christmas and other winter holidays may signify crowded malls, airports and family gatherings, but it also means that the winter movie season is here! November and December is the time of year when the movie studios bring out the big guns. Year-end movies usually garner the most Oscar buzz, so it makes perfect sense that the last couple of months of the movie season packs a punch.

The King’s Speech Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter Rated: R for some language After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdica-

tion of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Based on the true story of King George VI, “The King’s Speech” follows the Royal Monarch’s quest to find his voice

Starring: Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams Rated: R (for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality) The Fighter is inspired by the true story of two brothers who, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that will unite their fractured family, redeem their pasts and, at last, give their hard-luck town what it’s been waiting for… pride. The story unfolds on the gritty, blue-collar streets Country Strong

pursue his own interests and train without his increasingly volatile and criminal brother. Now Micky has the chance of a lifetime as he earns a shot at the World Championship. But when his brother and dysfunctional family reenter his life, they must all reconcile their past and become more than just a family in name.

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of Lowell, Mass, where Dicky was once known as “The Pride of Lowell” having gone the distance with the world champion Sugar Ray Leonard. However, after losing that fight, like the town of Lowell, Dicky has fallen on hard times. His boxing days are behind him and his life shattered by drug abuse. Younger brother Micky, meanwhile, has become the family’s fighter and fading hope for a champion. But despite all of his

work, Micky’s career is failing and he loses fight after punishing fight. Dicky and Micky’s tougher-than-nails mother, Alice (Melissa Leo), manages Micky’s career and Dicky serves as his highly unreliable trainer. When Micky’s latest fight nearly kills him, it looks like it could all be over – until his iron-willed new girlfriend, Charlene (Amy Adams), convinces him to do the unthinkable: split with his family,

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Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Leighton Meester, Garrett Hedlund Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content. Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter (Hedlund) gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star (Paltrow), the pair embarks on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager (McGraw) and featuring a beautyqueen-turned-singer (Meester). Between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all. continued on page 5

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December 14, 2010

2010 Annual Report Showcases Washington Hospital’s Construction Projects and Award-Winning Programs

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ver since it opened in 1958, Washington Hospital has looked to the future in meeting the changing health care needs of people in the TriCity area. Today, visitors to the Hospital’s main campus are witness to a health care organization on the move, as the first new buildings take shape in the largest construction project ever undertaken by Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Meanwhile, many of the Healthcare System’s critical programs are being upgraded and expanded to serve growing community need and stay abreast of advances in modern medicine. You can get more information about these exciting developments in Washington Hospital Healthcare System’s most recent Annual Report to the Community, which has just been published. Called “Building the Future of Health Care in Your Community,” the report gives an overview of some of Washington Hospital’s major accomplishments during fiscal year 2010, as well as descriptions of construction projects currently underway

or planned for the near future. The report also details how new technology and services are being added to advance many of the Hospital’s patient care programs. Building for the future The Healthcare System’s ambitious building and renovation effort will help sustain and grow its comprehensive range of world-class services well into the 21st century. In addition, the new construction will ensure that Washington Hospital meets all seismic safety requirements mandated To receive your free copy of Washington Hospital’s 2010 Annual Report in the mail, call the Washby the state and leaves a ington Hospital Community Relations Department at (510) 791-3417. You can also download a lighter footprint on the digital version of the report by visiting www.whhs.com/about/annual-reports environment. Projects described in the report power plant will also have two Replacement Program. The innovinclude: new, high capacity emergency atively designed building will progenerators capable of providing vide enough space for all-private • A 37,000-square-foot Consoliback-up emergency power to the patient rooms while bringing the dated Central Plant, currently Hospital for at least a week. full continuum of related services under construction, with a new under one roof. The Consolidated power plant, loading dock, en• Also under construction, an exCentral Plant and Center for Joint ergy- and water-efficient laundry, panded Center for Joint ReplaceReplacement are expected to be and network of utility tunnels. ment to house Washington completed by early 2012. The freestanding, state-of-the art Hospital’s highly successful Joint

• A large-scale expansion of emergency and critical care services to accommodate the vast increase in seriously ill patients being treated annually in Washington Hospital’s emergency room. Construction will begin in 2013. The project has received major support in the form of a $1.5 million grant from the Fremont Bank Foundation and will be named The Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion in honor of the bank’s founder. In addition to greatly expanded emergency services, the building will house a larger critical care unit and an intensive care unit with all-private rooms. The project is expected to be completed in 2016. For video updates and current time-lapse footage of major construction projects on the Washington Hospital campus, go online to www.whhs.com/construction. Advancing programs The Healthcare System’s 2010 Annual Report to the Community also describes how many of its programs are being expanded and upgraded to better serve the community: continued on page 7

“Building the Future of Healthcare in Your Community” also reports on the latest activities and accomplishments of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation and the volunteers of the Washington Hospital Service League. The Healthcare System’s 2009-2010 financial statement is included. To receive a copy of the report, contact the Washington Hospital Community Relations Department at (510) 791-3417.You can also download a digital version of the report by visiting us at www.whhs.com/about/annual-reports.

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Women's Health Conference: Organic Gardening Demonstration

Cough or Shortness of Breath, What to Do About It

Washington Women's Center: Cancer Genetic Counseling

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

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Voices InHealth: Nursing Excellence - Journey to Magnet Status

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

Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Tremors and Epilepsy

(Late Start) Inside Washington Hospital: Pediatric Care

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WHAT’S HAPPENING’S TRI-CITY VOICE

Losing Weight Is a Winning Proposition for Fremont Resident Right Weigh Participants Gain Knowledge & Support While Losing Weight Even as a young woman in the U.S. Army, Wanda Johnson struggled with her weight. Over the years, she continued to gain, even though she tried various diets. Then a year ago, at age 72, she decided to try the Right Weigh Program at the Washington Women’s Center after her doctor urged her to find something that “worked.” She has lost more than 25 pounds and is determined to lose even more. “When I was in the Army, even the military had trouble keeping my weight down,” recalls Johnson, a native of the Bay Area who met her husband when they were both stationed in Germany. “We got married in Switzerland, and we traveled a lot, living in places ranging from Texas and Oklahoma to Japan before my husband was posted to the Presidio in 1975, and then we just stayed put,” she says. “All that time, I kept adding on the pounds, to the point where I was substantially overweight. My blood pressure and cholesterol were elevated. Plus, I had both hip and knee replacements, and the doctor said losing weight would help my new joints hold up better.” Enrolling in Right Weigh proved to be a life-changing experience for Johnson. The program, developed and led by Washington Hospital registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Anna Mazzei, promotes sound nutrition, physical activity and positive lifestyle changes that lead to long-term weight loss and improved overall health. “I had joined Weight Watchers years ago, but the weight just came right back,” Johnson explains. “The Right Weigh Program offers more personal attention, and it’s a lot less expensive than Weight Watchers. Plus, the people at Weight Watchers are not experts in nutrition, like Anna Mazzei is.” Johnson actually has gone through the Right Weigh Program twice. After her first series of classes that started last January, she re-enrolled in May to get her daughter to join the program, too. Fremont resident Wanda Johnson (left) says her participation in the Right Weigh Program, combined with regular exercise has made a big difference in her overall health. Taught by a Washington Hospital registered dietitian, the Right Weigh Program promotes activity, nutrition and behavioral lifestyle changes for long term weight loss. Call (510) 608-1356 for more information.

Now she takes part in a follow-up program called the Right Track, which meets once a month to keep participants going in the right direction. “I’m the kind of person who needs someone to needle me and keep after me, and Anna Mazzei has been great for that,” Johnson says. “The program offers basic nutrition education and tips for being more active and for changing bad lifestyle habits. It’s a big eye-opener as to what foods and habits are bad for you. You get a binder with lots of information and charts to help keep track of your progress. I’ve learned that I do much better if I keep a food diary, which is one of the suggestions in the program.” The Right Weigh Program starts out with weekly meetings for the first four weeks, with group meetings every two weeks for the following two months. The fee for the eight sessions is $185. Participation in the Right Track follow-up program that meets once a month is “pay as you go.” In addition to continuing in the Right Track follow-up program, Johnson goes to arthritis exercise classes and chair yoga classes, at the Washington Women’s Center. She also participates in the Ladies Choice exercise program offered by the Cardiac Rehab Center. “Ladies Choice is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the cardio-pulmonary gym,” Johnson notes. “They have easy-to-use exercise equipment, and a certified trainer instructs you in how to use the equipment. Yet you don’t have to pay a premium price for a personal trainer like you would at a big private gym.” Johnson’s participation in the Right Weigh Program, combined with regular exercise, has made a big difference in her overall health. These days, she’s active as a co-leader for her granddaughter’s Girl Scout troop, accompanying the girls on excursions around the Bay Area. She also went on two cruises this year and managed to do plenty of walking and not resort to using a cane or scooter to get around. Thanks to the knowledge and support she has gained from the Right Weigh Program, Johnson isn’t even too worried about possible weight gain over the upcoming holidays. “I’ll just have to watch my portion control,” she says, “but now I know how – Anna has taught me well!” Learn More About the Right Weigh Program For more information about the next session of the Right Weigh program that begins in January, contact Kathy Hesser, R.N., Washington Women’s Center Coordinator at (510) 6081356. Group classes and meetings take place at the Washington Women’s Center Conference Room located at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont. To learn more about all the programs and services offered at the Washington Women’s Center visit www.whhs.com/womenscenter.

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Andy Estevez Looks Back at Another Successful Year for the League

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ashington Hospital Service League President Andy Estevez likes to help patients and their families in their time of need. He knows what it feels like to be diagnosed with a serious health problem and need hospital care. He had his first heart attack at age 42, which was followed by another heart attack and many surgeries. Estevez finally had to retire at age 55 due to his heart condition. That was nine years ago and he has been volunteering at Washington Hospital ever since. “Since I had been through it and received such great care here at Washington Hospital, I wanted to help other families,” said Estevez, who was elected president of the hospital’s volunteer organization in March. “I’m at the hospital almost every day now. I feel so good when I get home, knowing I’m helping others.” The Service League has achieved some key accomplishments this year, including nearly meeting its goal of raising

After receiving medical care at Washington Hospital, Andy Estevez (above) decided that he wanted to help others. Estevez is the current Service League President and has been volunteering for more than nine years.

gency care services for the most critically ill. Looking back on the year, Estevez said he is proud of the volunteers and board members he works with because they are so dedicated to the hospital and its

dents who are doing their community service at the hospital. I wanted to make them feel good so they get more involved in volunteering at the hospital, more engaged.” Estevez worked with others to organize a pizza party that was at-

Washington Hospital volunteers come from all walks of life and contribute a wide variety of talents that benefit the hospital. If you are interested in becoming a Washington Hospital volunteer, please call Volunteer Services at (510) 791-3465 for more information.

$300,000 for the new critical care pavilion at Washington Hospital with two years left to go. In 2007, the Service League set the goal of raising the funds by 2012. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2013 on the new emergency room, which will enhance emer-

patients. According to Estevez, the Service League has 600 volunteers who donated 50,000 hours of service this year. “I decided I would make a point to meet and talk with every volunteer,” he said. “We have a lot of young volunteers, high school stu-

tended by more than 80 young volunteers. “It might not sound like a big deal, but it’s hard to get young people to show up for these types of events,” he said. “They have homework and other comcontinued on page 7


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WHAT’S HAPPENING’S TRI-CITY VOICE

December 14, 2010

Auto Review

Hyundai Sonata: First of the ‘11s

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TIME FOR A CHANGE?

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f you once learned that you should change engine oil every 3,000 miles, you might want to change your habits. While that prescription for engine health may have been appropriate up to several years ago, vehicles built over the last seven or eight years are designed to go longer between oil changes. Not only has engine technology changed, but oil chemistry has also made it possible to go an average 7,500 miles before engine oil needs to be replaced. (Follow manufacturer recommendations.) Some would also say that it’s better to take driving circumstances into account than choose a number when deciding on an appropriate oil-change interval. Driving short distances and stopand-go driving qualify as “severe” conditions, requiring more frequent oil changes.

What’s the best oil-change schedule for your car? What sort of oil should you be using? If your auto technician can't answer those questions, clearly and cheerfully, then you need to come down to BAY STAR AUTO CARE. Our ASE-certified technicians take the time to talk to you and explain what’s going on with your car, including things like how often you need your oil changed. In addition, while we’re changing your oil, we can provide a tune-up that can catch small problems before they become big headaches. Call for an appointment today. HINT: Driving short distances does not allow engine oil to warm up sufficiently enough to efficiently mop up internal combustion contaminants.

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f you want to drive the newest thing on the road, head down to your friendly neighborhood Hyundai dealership for the all-new, full-size 2011 Sonata. It’s the latest salvo in the Korean company’s ambitious plan to debut seven new models in 24 months. With the Tucson small SUV out already, 2/7 of the job is done. This new model is eyecatching, thanks to Hyundai’s new Fluidic Sculpture design language. The company’s official explanation involves aesthetically combining “natural, fluidic elements” with “rigid surfaces and structures.” Make of it what you will, but this car is not boring to look at. It’s a bit of a cliché to say it, but the Sonata looks like it’s moving while sitting still. It is rare when a car is

mission is available only in the GLS – the lowest level model. Hyundai has decided to make the Sonata a four-cylinder-only product, which is brave, and with

of their Japanese competition. Quality of the plastics, fit and finish are right where they need to be; the odd chemical aroma from earlier models is gone.

the larger Genesis above it offering a V6 and a V8, smart too. A 274horsepower 2.0-liter turbo model is on its way, and will be competitive with other brands’ V6 models

The only things that seemed a little off were a steering wheel with leather – but not in the 3 and 9 positions where my hands normally are – and overly bright illumination of the automatic shifter gear indicator panel in the console. The latter may be fixed in regular production vehicles. Pricing is where Hyundai has offered a competitive advantage in the past, and these numbers seem promising. The GLS with manual six-speed starts at $19,915, including shipping charges. That’s a nice dinner under the $20,000 price point. The top level Limited with a navigation system stickers at $28,115. That still sounds like a price advantage over the competition, but nobody is going to call a Sonata “cheap” anymore. With all the right stuff, this newest Sonata should be a very sweet song for Hyundai.

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

totally transformed from one generation to the next, but this sixth generation Sonata is just that car. And that is a good thing. Consumer Reports, the flinty-eyed folks who bypass the marketing hype and look at cars for what they are and their reliability (and survey owners, too), have been big on the Sonata for years. And consumers are becoming more comfortable with buying the rapidly improving Korean vehicles. The new Sonata competes with the segment players – Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima – as well as the American-badged Chevy Malibu and Ford Fusion. Built in Alabama, it meets or exceeds the others in many areas, including total interior volume (passengers and cargo), at 120.2 cubic feet. Only the Sonata and Accord are rated as “Large” by the EPA; the rest, although very close, are given the Midsize designation. Sonata’s standard 2.4-liter fourcylinder engine, with 198 horsepower, beats all the competitor’s fours by a wide margin, and offers, by far, the best power-to-weight ratio. The new engine, featuring highly efficient gasoline direct-injection (GDI), delivers EPA fuel economy of 22 City, 35 Highway with Hyundai’s proprietary six-speed automatic, and an even better 24/35 with the six-speed manual. I averaged 26.8 mpg. The manual trans-

while offering better fuel economy. A hybrid Sonata is coming too. I plan to test these other versions as soon as they arrive. EPA Green Vehicle Guide numbers are not available for 2011 models yet, but last year’s 2.4-liter four, with 175 horsepower, rated 7 in both Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas. There is a special California version shown with 9.5 for Air Pollution, which would be the one to buy if it’s available. Above the GLS, the SE offers a package of sportiness-enhancing upgrades, starting with two extra horsepower and a sport-tuned suspension and steering. You also get handsome 18-inch alloys, sport seats with leather bolsters and cloth inserts, and a leatherwrapped wheel and shift knob. My test car, a pre-production model without a window sticker, appeared to be an SE and it was a real pleasure to drive. Above the SE is the Limited model, wherein you get full leather seats and automatic climate control along with some upgraded interior accents and a standard sunroof. Funny – Hyundai wants to stand out in the crowd, yet uses familiar model designations that leave no doubt as to the equipment levels you will get when you buy the car. Hyundai interiors have improved with each passing year, and now, to my eye, are the equal

Steve Schaefer’s first car memories are of riding in his father’s Austin-Healey with the top down to get ice cream on a summer afternoon. He was four. As a teenager, Steve rode his bike to car dealers’ back lots to catch a glimpse of the new models when they first rolled off the truck. A founding member and currently vice president of the Western Automotive Journalists, he has been testing and writing about cars since 1992. Contact him at sdsauto@sbcglobal.net.

Buy it here… Back by popular demand, 2nd annual “Shop Hayward” campaign offers free gift bags to 100 people spending $100 in Hayward

SUBMITTED BY CITY OF HAYWARD Spend at least $100 on Saturday, December 18 or Sunday, December 19, and claim a free Bag of Gifts consisting of a “Shop Hayward” re-usable grocery bag along with two free movie tickets for Hayward’s Cinemark Theatre, a $10 American Express gift certificate from Southland Mall, $5 gift certificates from Bijou, Shark Shack, and Me Restaurant & Lounge in Downtown Hayward, a gift certificate for a complimentary appetizer from Applebee’s, gifts from Costco, and other promotional items. Purchases must be from retailers (such as a local merchant downtown, grocery store or big box outlet) or restaurant businesses in the City of Hayward only. Gas purchases or services are excluded from this offer.

Claimants should present their receipts from December 18 and/or 19 totaling $100 or more at Hayward City Hall’s Information Kiosk at 777 B Street on the following Monday or Tuesday (December 20 and 21) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Wednesday (December 22) and from 8 a.m. until noon to claim a bag. Gift bags are available to the first 100 claimants (one per family) and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Dollars spent locally in Hayward remain in Hayward and help support local businesses while funding city services through sales taxes. For more information, visit www.Hayward OpenForBusiness.org


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All Good Things Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella Rated: R Inspired by the most notorious missing person’s case in New York history, All Good Things is a love story and murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s. The drama portrayed in Andrew Jarecki’s film was inspired by the story of Robert Durst, scion of the wealthy Durst family. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982

Black Swan

Little Fockers Cast: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, Harvey Keitel and Barbra Streisand Rating: PG-13

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and was never found. “In constructing the film, we used some of the extraordinary elements of the Durst case as the skeleton and inspiration for a drama about love, family, and obsession,” says Jarecki. “Because it is impossible to know exactly what happened, we have not tried to replicate the history of the case, but to capture the emotion and complexity of this unsolved mystery that has for years been kept hidden from public view.”

Somewhere Starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning and Chris Pontius Rated: R for sexual content, nudity, and language

The test of wills between Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) escalates to new heights of comedy in the third installment of the blockbuster series—Little Fockers. Laura Dern, Jessica Alba and Harvey Keitel join the returning all-star cast for a new chapter of the worldwide hit franchise. It has taken 10 years, two lit-

Night Catches Us Starring: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington and Jamie Hector Rated: R for language, some sexuality and violence Somewhere

Join us in developing the City of Newark’s…..

Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan

In 1976, after years of mysterious absence, Marcus (Anthony Mackie) returns to the Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age in the midst of the

“Somewhere” is a witty, moving, and empathetic look into the orbit of actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff ). You have prob-

by attending our second

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP Thursday, December 16th 6 p.m.

Silliman Activity Center 6800 MowryAvenue, Newark • Goals and Policies of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan • Overview of the Preferred Bicycle Network • Summary of School Walking Audits • Summary of Potential Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Projects and Education/Enforcement Encouragement Programs The City of Newark’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan is a long range planning document that will provide a basis for future pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects and programs. The ultimate goal is to make biking and walking more viable alternatives for work, school, and recreational trips in Newark.This will help reduce traffic congestion and improve the overall health of the community.

This project is being funded primarily through the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority Measure B Bicycle and Pedestrian Countywide Discretionary Fund Program. For more information, please visit the ”Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan”page on the City of Newark website at www.newark.orgunder the Quick Links menu

Night Catches Us

Black Power movement. While his arrival raises suspicion among his family and former neighbors, he finds acceptance from his old friend Patricia (Kerry Washington) and her daughter. However, Marcus quickly finds himself at odds with the organization he once embraced, whose members suspect he orchestrated the slaying of their former comrade-inarms. In a startling sequence of events, Marcus must protect a secret that could shatter everyone’s beliefs as he rediscovers his forbidden passion for Patricia.

ably seen him in the tabloids; Johnny is living at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. He has a Ferrari to drive around in, and a constant stream of girls and pills to stay in with. Comfortably numbed, Johnny drifts along. Then, his 11-yearold daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) from his failed marriage arrives unexpectedly at the Chateau. Their encounters encourage Johnny to face up to where he is in life and confront the question that we all must… which path in life will you take?

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tle Fockers with wife Pam (Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack’s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam’s entire clan—including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)—descends for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack’s final test and become the family’s next patriarch…or will the circle of trust be broken for good?

Black Swan Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel Rated R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use. Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition; a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but continued on page 32


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Thursday December 16th 2pm-3pm

Holiday High Tea

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Join us for an experience to remember this Holiday Season. An English Winter Tea party. Come enjoy all of the trimmings of traditional English Tea, lace table settings, beautiful teapots, dainty teacups, plenty of treats and of course beautiful music. Don't miss your chance to RSVP call Carlton Plaza of Fremont to reserve your seat. This is sure to be a palate pleaser!


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• Washington Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services moved into a spacious, new facility located nearby on Civic Center Drive. Advanced therapeutic equipment was added to the larger rehabilitation gym, and a new Legacy Strength Training Program was introduced. • The Hospital’s successful Outpatient Diabetes Program moved into the new Washington Outpatient Diabetes Center on Beacon Street, with easier access for the community. The comfortable space includes a state-of-the-art classroom for group learning sessions, as well as smaller areas for individual teaching. • Washington Hospital’s fast growing Wound Care Program will move to the expanded Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine on Civic Center Drive. The larger space is more accessible for patients, including those with disabilities. Two new

hyperbaric chambers are being added to help speed healing for people with difficult wounds. • To accommodate the growing number of patients coming to Washington Hospital for emergency cardiac care, an expanded Cardiac Catheterization Lab is planned. Advanced technology will include a new biplane angiography lab, enabling physicians to perform more complex, minimally invasive procedures without the need for major surgery. • An innovative, new facility is being built for the Washington Township Medical Foundation’s Newark Clinic, which provides primary and urgent care services to Newark residents. The clinic’s design will utilize many of the latest concepts in patient service and efficiency. Physicians and nurses will be organized into “care management teams” to ensure patients have ready access to the quality care, support and information they need.

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mitments. People had tried in the past and could never get the attendance. Everyone loved it this year, so we’re going to make it an annual event.” Critical Support The Service League celebrated 55 years of service in February. It was started in 1955 to support Washington Township’s new hospital, which was being built. Today Washington Hospital relies on Service League volunteers to perform much-needed services for patients and hospital staff. Volunteers help greet patients and visitors, discharge patients, provide emotional support to patients and their families in the emergency room, keep friends and family updated on patient status, assist in the Radiology Oncology Center, coach patients in the Center for Joint Replacement, take photos of newborns, work in the gift shop, and more. “Besides having a regular volunteer assign-

ment, volunteers can also help out during onetime hospital events like public lectures and health screenings,” says Anna Elola, director of Volunteer Services at Washington Hospital. “This year, 240 volunteers in addition to their regular duties donated more than 650 hours in more than 80 community events.” Elola says the holiday season is a special time of the year for the Service League to stop and reflect on the gifts the volunteers give to Washington Hospital’s patients, visitors and staff. “We honor our volunteers by placing each and every one of their pictures in a display in the main hospital lobby,” she says. “There are many opportunities for volunteers; and we invite people to find out about our program by attending an information session. Perhaps next year your picture will be added to the display of volunteers honored by Washington Hospital.”

Learn More About Volunteering at Washington Hospital Volunteers must be 16 or older and all potential volunteers are required to attend an information session to find out about current opportunities and requirements. The meetings are held every month at the Conrad E. Anderson Auditorium located at Washington West, 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont. The next session is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. The January session will be held on Friday, January 28, from 4 to 5 p.m. For more information about volunteering at Washington Hospital, visit www.whhs.com/volunteer/b-a-volunteer or call (510) 791-3465.

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Man stabbed in attempted robbery A man was stabbed by multiple suspects attempting to rob him in Union City. He suffered multiple stab wounds to his upper torso, police said. The incident happened on Wednesday, December 8, at 11:37 p.m. at 3277 Santa Rosa Court when the victim and his friend were working on a vehicle in front of the residence. According to Lt. Kelly Musgrove, Union City PD, the suspects were wearing masks and dark clothing.

The second victim fled into the home, retrieved a shotgun and came back outside to assist his friend who was now on the ground suffering from stab wounds. He told Police that he fired a shotgun at the suspects who were attempting to commit the robbery. The suspects fled when the shotgun was fired in their direction. “It is unknown if any of the suspects were hit by the shotgun blasts,” said Lt. Mus-

grove. The stabbing victim was transported to local area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. Police have not released the names of the victims in order to protect their identities. Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call Detective Collins at (510) 675-5266. If you wish to use the tip line please call (510) 6755207 or e-mail information to tips@unioncity.org. bucks, and employees of the Fremont Police Department. Martha Matthiesen, Community Engage-

BY MEENU GUPTA PHOTOS COURTESY OF FREMONT PD Fremont Police Department, in partnership with Target Stores, Mission San Jose Rotary and Fremont Police Association, sponsored the seventh annual Shop with a Cop event Wednesday, December 8. Supporting children and families identified by the Family Resource Center of the Human Services Department, dedicated volunteers and cops helped purchased holiday gifts for family members during a shopping spree at Target in the Hub Shopping Center. Funds for the program are do-

Dedicated volunteers and cops participated in the seventh annual Shop with a Cop supporting low-income families

sors: Target, Mission San Jose Rotary Club, Fremont Police Officers Association, Fremont Bank,

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nated by local businesses, community groups, Police officers, and employees. Generous contributions were received from spon-

Fremont Association of City Employees, Fremont Association of Management Employees, Teamsters, Outback Steakhouse, Star-

ment Specialist for the Fremont Police Department, coordinated Shop with a Cop efforts. Shop with a Cop invites 20 children identified by the Human Services Department and gives them the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts. Children selected must be from a low-income family, attending a Fremont school, and receiving services from the Family Resource Center. Once a child is selected, the Family Resource Center helps the family prepare a “wish list” for the shopping trip. Each child is allotted approximately $30 - $50 for each family member. Separate gifts for the children are purchased ahead of time by the program. The children are chauffeured to and from school by a Fremont Police officer, and once they arrive at Target, are escorted by the officer continued on page 11

Bank robbery attempt foiled by clerk SUBMITTED BY DETECTIVE BILL VETERAN, FREMONT PD Two Black male adults in their mid-twenties approached the front doors of the East/West Bank located on Stevenson Boulevard intending to rob it. An alert clerk hit the automatic door locks, and foiled their attempt by locking the suspects out. The incident was reported on Thursday, December 9. The suspects ran off westbound on Stevenson Boulevard. According to Fremont Police they wore hoodies and latex gloves.


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It’s okay to be a rolling stone BY ANNE CHAN, PHD, MFT

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recently got a phone call from a young man whose parents were worried because he “lacked focus.” Apparently, they saw his career as a rolling stone that was gathering no moss. These parents were concerned that he wouldn’t be a success in the world because he didn’t have a commitment to one career path. As I talked to this young man, I found out that he had taken some excellent action steps to find his focus in his life, including attending classes at culinary school, studying for his teaching credentials, and working a part-time job as an insurance agent (Identifying details have been changed to protect his privacy, but the other parts of the story remain true). Yes, it’s true that this man did not have just one goal, and he was still unsure what his one goal in life would be. I can understand why his parents would be concerned, but I also believe that he is doing absolutely the right thing in actively trying different career paths. I think he should be commended for branching out into different arenas to figure out his goal. At the very least, he will know what he is not interested in and will learn valuable skills along the way. Besides, his portfolio of skills will stand him in good stead should any one industry fail, as so many have done in this turbulent economy. Unfortunately, rolling stones aren’t highly regarded by many people. Of course, there are those who are born knowing exactly what they want to do in life. I know someone who always wanted to be a doctor, and from a young age would play “doctor” to her dolls, friends, and family. It seems that she was predestined to be a doctor from birth. Michael Jackson’s mother recognized his dancing talent at a precocious young age. At an age when most kids are still learning how to walk, she witnessed Michael dancing to the beat of their rickety old washing machine. I myself wasn’t one of those people who knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. It took many career changes to help me find my path. In fact, it’s a family joke that there isn’t a job out there that I haven’t tried. But my knowledge of different jobs and diverse work settings is now invaluable in my work as a career counselor. Every single job that I’ve had, even the dead-end ones, has given me insight and knowledge into working, and is work that I continue to use when I see clients. We often ask kids as young as five-yearold, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” If you stop to think about it, isn’t this a ridiculous question to ask a five-yearold, a ten-year-old, or even a fifteen-year-old? I would venture to guess that most people do not know what they want to be, even after they’ve grown up. To all of you searching for a path and to all of you parents concerned about your children’s lack of direction, I want to say, don’t worry. It’s not the end of the world. It’s perfectly normal and understandable not to know what to do with your life. I say this for several reasons: 1. The world of work is changing constantly – jobs that were hot when you were born might not be so hot when you turn 40. Jobs that are in demand now might not even have existed when you were a baby. For instance, the internet didn’t even exist when I was born and there was no way I could have planned for a career in technology because technology didn’t exist back then. 2. You are changing constantly – life circumstances change, necessitating that you adapt and change as well. Someone who happily worked 60 hours a week or traveled constantly on the job might not enjoy the same work lifestyle when a baby comes into the pic-

SUBMITTED BY SERGEANT HOWARD RUSSELL, FREMONT PD The City of Fremont’s Tri-City Animal Shelter will provide free dog and cat vaccinations on Saturday, December 18. The event will be held at the Tri-City Animal Shelter located at 1950 Stevenson Boulevard between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until vaccine run out. This is an opportunity for the City of Fremont to give something back to all those who support shelter efforts to provide humane and compassionate care for animals.

ture, or when an elderly parent becomes ill. Many famous and successful people have changed careers, sometimes drastically, along the way. Take Martha Stewart, for example. Before her name became a household phenomenon, did you know that she started out as a caterer? Besides media mogul, her resume also lists stockbroker and model. And yes, she did time for insider trading, but her stint in the pen has not hurt her career. I’d bet you anything she was hard at work on a new business plan when she had some quiet time in her cell. Or George Foreman, world champion boxer, who has put his gloves down and picked up the pen as a children’s book author and the microphone as an ordained minister. And let’s not forget his job as a spokesperson for the “lean, mean, grilling machine” – a gig that has garnered him about half of his overall earnings. Even people in enviable careers opt out to do something different with their lives. Taryn Rose was a former surgical resident who observed the damage done to women’s feet, no thanks to high fashion heels. In 1998, she started her own line of fashionable shoes that work with, rather than punish, the human anatomy. She is so successful as a shoe designer that she hasn’t gone back to clinical work since. If you are a rolling stone who aspires to be like Martha Stewart, George Foreman, and Taryn Rose, here are some tips to harness your talents and maximize your potential: - Take action, do something to advance your career or your dreams. Don’t just sit there in front of the television, hoping that your big break will come. Whatever your interests are, capitalize on them. Take a class, try a part-time job, volunteer; get some concrete action going on your dreams. Lingerie designer and former investment banker Josie Natori started designing lingerie in her living room. Think about what it will take for you to get you started, and do it now. Don’t wait until the New Year – do it now. You don’t have to have big startup capital or even a business plan; what might you start in your living room? - If you have no idea what to do, seek the advice of trusted friends and colleagues and ask them to give you feedback on what they think you are good at. You might not agree with everything they say, but one person might have a nugget of insight that sparks something in you. Notice I did not suggest asking family members for their opinions. This is because family members sometimes see us in limited ways and/or their relationships with you might hinder what can be safely or usefully said. - Don’t be afraid to try out radically different career paths. If you are a person with many different interests, try them all out and see what happens. You might be able to find common threads between them or merge a couple. You won’t know unless you try them out. Remember that you don’t have to take on a full-time job to try on an idea. Volunteering, doing an informational interview, or doing a small gig can also give you the exposure and experience you are seeking. I wish you, dear Tri-City Voice readers, a happy holiday season and a very happy New Year. May your New Year bring much joy and satisfaction in your work, family, and personal lives.

Anne Chan is a career counselor and licensed psychotherapist in Union City. She specializes in helping people find happiness in their careers, lives, and relationships. She can be reached at 510-744-1781. Her website is www.annechanconsulting.com.

The event will be limited to City of Fremont residents who bring a valid form of ID with a city address. Vaccinations will be limited to no more than three pets per family. For more information, please contact the TriCity Animal Shelter at (510) 790-6640. Free dog and cat vaccinations Saturday, December 18 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tri-City Animal Shelter 1950 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 790-6640

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History

BY MYRLA RAYMUNDO

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ituated in the historic Alvarado area of Union City, Sociedade Divino Espirito Santo de Alvarado (SDES) has maintained its location at 30646 Watkins Street for many decades. Mr. Gil Lima, president of the Union City, Board said SDES holds the annual feast of the Holy Ghost in different locations; pictures of festival “queens” are displayed in the SDES chapel. Hazel Rodrick was the queen in l926, and Madeline Dutra Soares in l931. The Holy Ghost Festival, called “festa” in Portuguese, is a 600-year-old Portuguese Catholic tradition, but today’s California festa mixes old-world Catholicism with plenty of American

Sociedade Divino Espirito Santo de Alvarado (SDES) Chapel.

They celebrate with a parade and queens, lots and lots of good food, and gift booths. Almost

Sociedade Divino Espirito Santo de Alvarado (SDES) Hall.

flair. It is similar to the modernday Rose Parade. The original festa sprouted from the religious custom of making a promise to the Holy Spirit – a spiritual

every Portuguese-American girl dreams of being queen at her local Holy Ghost festa. The crown, the crowds, the velvet capes, and of course, the blessing

The Queens

kind of IOU. One asks for divine help, under the condition that, when the help comes, one will do something good for the community.

of the Holy Spirit, are enough to awaken any young lady’s inner princess. Every weekend, from April to early September, festas are held

immigrants. Whalers from Portugal’s Azores Islands, who dropped anchor along the California coast, introduced the festa tradition. Some migrated to the San Joaquin Valley establishing ranches and farms; introducing the sweet potato and the Holy Ghost festival. The Deacon usually marches with parishioners and the queens from a church during the parade. Aside from being a pilgrimage to the Holy Ghost, the festa keeps the Portuguese community alive. In two days of cooking they convert 11,000 pounds of raw beef and dozens of onions into a feast for thousands of guests. Villages of the past and today’s urban Holy Ghost Societies eat “sopas” – a meat and onion broth served with bread. The broth is poured over the bread with a sprig of mint on top. Roast meat is served on the side. When there is no festa, the SDES hall is rented to the community for parties, crab feeds, and Bingo nights. In 2003, the Portuguese Heritage Publications of California published a book titled “The Holy Ghost Festas: A Historic Perspective of the Portuguese in California,” which contains information for those interested in learning more about the Holy Ghost Festas.

MYRLA RAYMUNDO, MBA

A parade in Old Alvarado

Every year, SDES holds the Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa at SDES of Alvarado in Union City.

across California from the coast to inland locations, mimicking the wave of the first Portuguese

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

Free dog and cat vaccinations SUBMITTED BY KAREN BLOUNT The City of Fremont’s Tri-City Animal Shelter will provide free dog and cat vaccinations on December 18. The event will be held at the Tri-City Animal Shelter from 10 a.m. to 3p.m., or until vaccinations run out. This is a proud opportunity for the City of Fremont to give something back to all those who support our efforts to provide humane and compassionate care for our animals. The event will be limited to City of Fremont residents who bring a valid form of ID with a city address. We will be

limiting the vaccinations to no more than three pets per family. If you have any questions, please contact the TriCity Animal Shelter at (510) 790-6640. Free dog and cat vaccinations Saturday, December 18 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tri-City Animal Shelter 1950 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 790-6640 http://www.fremont.gov/calendar.aspx Free


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and a special helper from the store to purchase their gifts. Children are then accompanied to the “wrapping station” where they join volunteers to wrap their family’s presents. Target awarded a $2,000 grant to the program, gift wrap for all the presents, employees’ time to volunteer throughout the day, and invited Santa to spend time with the kids. Following the shopping, participants and volunteers enjoyed lunch courtesy of Outback Steakhouse. Fremont Police Department Mobile Command Center, located in the parking

lot, offered a number of activities for the children– police canines, motorcycle officers, and a visit from Santa Claus to name a few. The children took home a special gift from their police officer companions. “We have touched the lives of nearly 100 families over the first six years of this event, and we hope to continue this tradition of giving back to more Fremont families in the future,” said Detective Bill Veteran, Fremont PD. “The Fremont PD is honored to have the opportunity to brighten the holiday experience for 20 families in our community,” he said.

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Elise would invite Frank to stay with her in Venice, enjoying the extravagant arrangements that Alexander had made. But she does so anyway, and tries to pretend that she’s not falling in love with someone she spends no longer than a train ride with. Jolie comes into each scene with seduc-

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life by witnessing the stone skipping into the horizon. Imagine releasing all that hope and joy into the stone as you fling it toward the water’s surface. Unfortunately, after its first encounter with water, it just plops and helplessly sinks to the bottom. That’s how watching “The Tourist,” directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, felt. With a cast of Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, I had hopes that the movie would be enjoyable. Elise (Angelina Jolie) is living alone in Paris while police are stalking her every move. Out of the blue, a letter arrives from her lover, Alexander Pierce, whom she hasn’t seen in years. The letter tells her to take

the train to Venice to meet him. While on the train, she befriends Frank (Johnny Depp), an American tourist, to throw off the police. As Frank and Elise spend time together, more is revealed as to why the police want Alexander Pierce and what role Frank plays in Elise’s current circumstances. However, it starts to get too dangerous for Frank to hang around. The plot has too many holes. The audience does not know why the police are after Alexander Pierce until later in the movie. It is obvious that Elise knows the police are using her to find Alexander, yet it is curious why she’s not trying harder to get them off her trail. And so the movie drags on with awkward scenes between Frank and Elise while the police are scrambling for clues as to the whereabouts of Alexander. There is no chemistry between Elise and Frank. It makes it difficult to believe that anything extraordinary could happen between them and therefore no reason why

tive feline presence. She gives the impressions of stunning beauty and priceless treasure. The finest dresses and jewelry are picked to portray the beauty of Venice and its women of high class. Jolie’s character is subdued and fragile. Elise moves as if too much bending might crack her, which shows that she’s been hurt before, and is cautious with everyone in her surroundings. Unfortunately, there isn’t more to her character than just a pretty face. Beside the eye candy that Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp provide on-screen, there is no other reason to watch this film. Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes Rated: PG-13

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Americans’ wealth grows, lifting hopes for economy BY JEANNINE AVERSA AND DAVE CARPENTER AP ECONOMICS WRITERS WASHINGTON (AP), Dec 09 - Gradually but steadily, Americans are recovering their vast loss of wealth from the recession, thanks to larger stock portfolios. Household net worth grew 2.2 percent in the July-September quarter, fueled by a rally on Wall Street that catapulted stock prices. And stocks have risen more since the new quarter began Oct. 1, further boosting wealth. Those increases are lifting hopes for the economy, especially because Congress seems about to pass a package of tax cuts for most Americans. Both factors help: The stock gains make people feel wealthier. And the tax cuts put more spending money in their pockets. Consumers’ confidence and access to cash are vital because

their spending fuels about 70 percent of economic activity. Last quarter, Americans boosted their spending at the fastest annualized pace in nearly four years. Net worth is the value of assets such as homes and stocks, minus debts like mortgages and credit cards. It totaled nearly $55 trillion last quarter, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. The increase from July through September occurred even though the value of people’s real estate holdings sank 3.7 percent. U.S. net worth has risen far from its bottom during the recession: $49 trillion in the first quarter of 2009. Yet it would still have to rise an additional 20 percent to regain its pre-recession peak of $66 trillion. That’s a reminder of the magnitude of wealth Americans lost to the recession. And despite the latest gains, economists think it will take at least until the middle of the decade for people to regain all

November federal budget deficit highest on record BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP ECONOMICS WRITER WASHINGTON (AP), Dec 10 - The federal budget deficit rose to $150.4 billion last month, the largest November gap on record. And the government’s deficits are set to climb higher if Congress passes a tax-cut plan that’s estimated to cost $855 billion over two years. The Treasury Department says November’s budget gap was 25 percent more than the deficit in November 2009. For the first two months of the current budget year, which began Oct. 1, the deficit totals $290.8 billion. That’s 2 percent less than for the same period a year ago. And economists had been estimating that the fullyear deficit would decline after two years of record highs. But analysts say the tax deal President Barack Obama reached with Republicans this week will give the 2011 budget year the largest deficit in history - $1.5 trillion, according to economists at JPMorgan Chase. It would mark the third straight year of trillion-dollarplus deficits. Under the tax-cut plan, JPMorgan economist Michael Feroli said he expects a $1.5 trillion deficit this year to be followed by a $1.2 trillion gap in 2012. Many economists had expected Congress to extend the tax cuts that were enacted in 2001 and 2003. And they had included those extensions in their deficit forecasts for coming years. But they hadn’t factored in other parts of the tax-cut plan, notably a 2 percentagepoint cut in workers’ Social Security tax for next year. That will cost the government an additional $112 billion over the next year. Before the tax-cut agreement, many economists forecast that the deficits would decline gradually in coming years. The Wall Street firms that serve as primary dealers for the government’s debt auctions estimated last month that the 2011 deficit would dip to $1.21 trillion and to $1.02 trillion in 2012. The deficit for the 2009 budget year is the all-time high: $1.42 trillion. The second-highest is the $1.29 trillion deficit for the 2010 budget year, which ended Sept. 30. Though it will further swell budget deficits, economists expect the tax-cut package to boost economic growth. Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, said Friday he thinks the tax cuts would boost overall growth, as measured by the gross domestic product, to 3 percent in 2011. That’s up from IHS’ forecast before the tax deal of 2.4 percent growth.

their lost wealth. In part, that’s because they expect homes and other real estate values in many areas to decline further. “Home prices are going to get weaker over the next year as more foreclosed homes get dumped on the market,” said Scott Hoyt, senior director of consumer economics at Moody’s Analytics. Average household wealth rose to $425,177 last quarter. Adjusted for inflation, the average U.S. household’s net worth has risen nearly 8 percent from its early-2009 bottom. But it’s still about 23 percent below its peak of $553,685 three years ago. Net worth had suffered a setback in the April-June quarter, when it fell 2.6 percent. That was the first quarterly decline since early 2009. At the time, investors’ fears over the European debt crisis had diminished stock portfolios. Since then, stocks have surged. continued on page 33

Chinese move to cool economy weighs on markets BY CARLO PIOVANO ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON (AP), Dec 10 - World stock markets were mixed Friday as investors worried that China’s decision to tighten bank lending and a possible interest rate hike in coming days will weigh on global growth. Asian indexes closed down and gains in Europe were limited after the announcement that the People’s Bank of China raised its required reserve ratio the amount of capital banks need to keep with the central bank - by half a percentage point. Markets had been bracing for an interest rate hike, which could have a more direct impact on the economy, but analysts say that may yet be delivered soon. Asian indexes closed mostly lower, while European markets - where commodities stocks opened higher after strong Chinese import figures - were dampened. Britain’s FTSE 100 was down less than 0.1 percent at 5,807.15 and Germany’s DAX was up 0.5 percent at 7,000.57. France’s CAC-40 was flat at 3,858.07. Wall Street edged up on the open. After earlier expectations for a stronger rise, the Dow industrials average was 0.1 percent higher at 11,384 and the Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 0.2 percent to 1,235. The Chinese move on Friday was the third reserve increase in five weeks and came as Beijing tries to restore normal conditions following a flood of stimulus spending and bank lending that helped China rebound from the global crisis. Analysts said the move nevertheless fell short of market expectations, which were for an increase in the key interest rate. “A rate hike still cannot be ruled out this weekend,” said analysts at Capital Economics. Economic growth in China is expected to remain robust, around 9 percent over the next couple years, even with rate hikes. The Shanghai Composite index, which closed before the announced tightening in lending, ended 1.1 percent higher at 2,841.04 in anticipation of a national economic planning meeting during the weekend. In Europe, the focus was on the debt crisis, which eased from last week’s panic but remained a lingering threat. German and French leaders vowed to protect the euro from the market turmoil that threatens to raise indebted countries’ borrowing costs to unsustainable levels. However, they both confirmed that they are against increasing the size of the current $1 trillion bailout fund or creating European bonds that would continued on page 31


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ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 At times you feel like there's nothing to worry about; at other points you're convinced that everything's about to go caput. Too much is about to change for you to assume that certainty is even relevant at this point. TAURUS: APRIL 21 - MAY 20 You're pretty clear that you need to hang in there and deal with this. God bless you. Whatever holding steady has meant to you in the past, these days it has more to do with remaining fluid enough to handle anything. GEMINI: MAY 21 - JUNE 20 A number of red flags have given you cause to wonder about someone's integrity. The sense that you're being lied to and the fact that their story has too many missing parts is enough to justify your paranoia. CANCER: JUNE 21 - JULY 20 Your sentiments figure strongly in just about everything you do. It's a good thing you know how to play the softie. In spite of their transgressions, at the moment others need to know that you're there for them.

LEO: JULY 21 - AUGUST 20 You're good at making do with what you have but it doesn't always serve you. If you could allow yourself to have more it would give you a better shot at attracting a life that reflects the fullness of your purpose. VIRGO: AUGUST 21 - SEPTEMBER 20 Karmic reunions are giving you a chance to reconnect with old friends and share memories of earlier times. So much has changed, it is amazing to you that the one thing that hasn't changed is your love for each other. LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 20 As long as you get to be yourself in this situation it's OK to stay in it. Any hint that others might be guilty of subtle, or not so subtle, forms of manipulation is a sign that it's time to hit the road. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 21 NOVEMBER 20 Rushing into things could prove to be fatal. This is one of those times when your ability to read people and their motives will come in

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the situation. Think about it: without your input everyone will get to see that this is their problem, not yours. PISCES: FEBRUARY 21 MARCH 20 Don't lie to yourself about why you've decided to go along with this. Think twice before you cave in. The downstream effects of this type of cooperation inevitably lead to others continuing to walk all over you.

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, Dec. 14 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. 15 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. 16 2:45 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Bay School 2001 Bockman Rd., San Lorenzo 4:05 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Falcon Dr. and Merganser Dr., Fremont 5:20 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Los Robles Apts. 32300 Almaden Blvd., Union City 6:05 p.m. - 6:35 p.m. Mission Gateway Apts. 33215 Mission Blvd., Union City Monday, Dec. 20 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Pioneer School Blythe St. and Jean Dr., Union City 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Alvarado Elementary Fredi St. and Smith St., Union City 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Greenhaven Apts., Alvarado Blvd. and Fair Ranch Rd., Union City 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Forest Park School, Deep Creek Rd. and Maybird Cir., Fremont Tuesday, Dec. 21 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, Dec. 22 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Purple Lotus Buddhist School, 33615 9th St., Union City 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Warm Springs Community Center, 47300 Fernald St., Fremont 5:15 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Jerome Ave. and Ohlones St., Fremont 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Baywood Apts. 4275 Bay St., Fremont Thursday, Dec. 23 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Stellar Academy 38325 Cedar Blvd., Newark 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Ardenwood School 33955 Emilia Lane, Fremont 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Weibel School 45135 South Grimmer Blvd., Fremont 5:50 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. Contempo Homes 4190 Gemini Dr., Union City

Milpitas Bookmobile stops Renew books by phone (800) 471-0991. For more information about the Bookmobile call (408) 293-2326 x3060. Wednesday, Dec. 15 2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Pioneer Park, 60 Wilson Way, Milpitas 2:30 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Friendly Village Park, 120 Dixon Landing Rd., Milpitas 3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Foothill School, 1991 Landess Ave., Milpitas Wednesday, Dec. 22 No Service


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n a presentation to the Alameda County Water District Board of Directors on Wednesday, December 9, Financial Services Manager/Assistant Treasurer Michael Yee reviewed the rationale for an eight percent (8%) across the board rate increase next year and similar

increases for the following two years. Several reasons were cited to support the need for the rate hike and significant adjustments to a wide range of service fees charged by the District.

Chief among the factors necessitating rate escalation is the reduction in demand for water in the Tri-Cities. Reduced water usage can result in less revenue for an existing infrastructure that must be maintained. The current economic recession coupled with restriction of Delta water supplies, increased charges for Hetch Hetchy water and escalating per-

sonnel costs have major impacts on District funds. Retirement benefits, funded through CalPERS, depend on a strong economy to maintain reasonable costs; when investment yield is

At the December 7, 2010 Fremont City Council meeting, Councilmember Bill Harrison repeated the oath of office administered by County Supervisor Scott Haggerty to begin a second term. By his side is Bill’s mother, Gerry Harrison.

reduced, the price of maintaining promised benefits escalate. Calling the proposed rate increases a “reasonable recommendation,” Yee cited a Financial Planning Model (FPM) that looks at short and long term needs (up to 25 years), particularly focused on the next 10 years. Actual water demand and property tax revenue is expected to be less than previously projected while labor and other costs are rising. The price of water, especially if supplied from Hetch Hetchy by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), is expected to increase substantially. Water districts that depend entirely on Hetch Hetchy water will be more heavily impacted by future increases. Fortunately, while ACWD does use water supplied by SFPUC, only about 20 percent of ACWD resource is from the Hetch Hetchy pipeline. Yee noted that ACWD rates are in the lowest third of those

charged by other local districts and even with the projected increases, will remain among the least expensive. He said that other districts that rely heavily on SFPUC will experience much more dramatic increases. The bimonthly service charge for a typical home (5/8” and ?” meter size) supplied by ACWD will change from $11.62 to $12.55. An average user of 283 gallons per day will see their bill for bimonthly service and water increase from $74.96 to $80.95 approximately 10¢ per day. All

Newly elected State Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski bids adieu to the Fremont City Council December 7, 2010.

Councilmember Anu Natarajan repeats the oath of office for a second full term on December 7, 2010. Administering the oath is former councilmember and current 20th District California Assembly member, Bob Wieckowski. Adding her support to the ceremony is Anu’s daughter, Pranali.

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Give the Gift of Reading to a Child in Your Life BY LAYSHA WARD

With the holidays fast approaching, many Americans are in search of the latest and greatest children’s gifts to place under the tree. But amidst all the dolls,

gadgets and superheroes, there’s one gift that, more than any other, can make a profound difference in the life of a child - the gift of reading. The holiday season is the perfect time to begin reading regularly with a child you care about. Those

meter sizes will experience a similar rate adjustment. A notice is being sent to affected property owners outlining the proposed rate increase, setting a public hearing date of Thursday, February 10 at 6 p.m. at ACWD Board Room, 43885 So. Grimmer Boulevard, Fremont. The expected effective date of the first rate increase will be March 1, 2011. For additional information about ACWD services and rates, visit www.acwd.org or call (510) 668-4200.

few minutes every day will help awaken a young mind - and will make a real difference in that child’s life, and the future of our nation. It’s important to start early. Research shows that reading during the K-3 years is critical because it is the time when most children make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. In other words, this is when children learn the most important skill that helps prepare them for success later in school and life. Children who read at grade level when they enter fourth grade are more likely to graduate from high school than those who fall behind. Ralph Smith of the Annie E. Casey Foundation - an organization serving America’s most vulnerable families and children - puts it succinctly: “Poor reading-test scores are profoundly disappointing to all of us who see school success and high-school graduation as beacons in the battle against intergenerational poverty.” In America today, the challenge is enormous. According to the latest U.S. Department of Education data, one in four American children does not graduate from high school on time, if ever. For minority students, the picture is especially grim. While the 81 percent of white children who graduate high school is far from ideal, only 64 percent of American Indian students finish their studies. And almost 40 percent of Hispanic and African American students never receive a diploma. If that’s not disturbing enough, consider that these kids will be entering a workforce in which 75 percent of job openings will require some post-secondary education. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, founding chairman of America’s Promise Alliance, a group dedicated to educational excellence among U.S. youth, provides a strong case for action. “When more than a million students a year fail to graduate with their class, it’s more than a problem; it’s a catastrophe,” Powell said. “Our economy and national security are at risk when we fail to educate the leaders and the workforce of the future.” Like Secretary Powell, we at Target Corporation believe that giving America’s students a good education, and especially a strong foundation of reading skills, is essential to our country’s long-term success. We are committed to helping more U.S. children read proficiently by the end of third grade. In fact, since 1946 we have given 5 percent of our income to support local communities. Today that giving places a special focus on education and equals more than $3 million per week. We recently announced plans to donate more than $500 million to education by the end of 2015, which will more than double our investment in education to date. From donating books and sponsoring school field trips through the Target Field Trip Grants program, to Take Charge of Education, a program in which Target donates money to schools chosen by our guests, to the Target School continued on page 19


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his year, long time Fremont resident and financial planner, Ruthe P. Gomez invited her good friends, Susan and Lee Stoney to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey and all the trimmings at her house. But, this dinner included an unusual twist; a lesson in the culinary art of preparing cactus. Though prickly and capable of significant damage if handled improperly, when prepared correctly, cactus

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Cactus plants growing on Ruthe Gomez’ property in Fremont.

plants can be sumptuous. Ysabel Serrata, an expert in cactus preparation, showed guests how to prepare cactus pads (nopales) and its fruit (tuna) for consumption. This favorite food in Mexico and Latin America (as well as other parts of the world) is tasty but requires skill to remove protective spines; a task that can be daunting. Serrata says that those inclined to taste the plant should either learn how to clean and remove the spines safely or buy prepared cactus, generally available during the warm spring and hot summer months. Susan and Lee Stoney watch Ysabel Serrata demonstrate the proper method to clean cactus.

Served raw, grilled or boiled, cactus is a versatile addition to salads, barbeque or any meal. Each type of cactus nopales has a distinctive taste as does the “fruit” which can range from refreshingly sweet to tart. Cactus nopales is often used as a vegetable ingredient in recipes that vary from egg dishes and

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Ruthe P. Gomez invited her friend Ysabel Serrata to a recent Thanksgiving dinner to show guests how to prepare cactus.

side dishes to a snack, eaten raw. The “tuna” is a great addition to fruit salads. Recipes are available on the internet, but Ysabel, who does not follow written recipes – “I have never used [written] recipes in my life” - says that a simple procedure after the nopales is properly free of stickers

is to cut the cactus pads into small square pieces, then boil until tender (10-20 minutes) and rinse. A bit of oil and favorite accompaniments such as onion, garlic, coriander, cilantro or chili can be added before eating as a side dish with other vegetables or mixing with scrambled eggs. Nopales is versatile and can be prepared in many ways, served as a sole ingredient or combined with other foods: eggs, soups, chili, tortilla fillings, or stuffed with cheese and deep fried. When comfortable with cactus as a food, experimenting with its texture and taste opens a myriad of possibilities; something unusual for a family meal, barbeque or gathering of friends.


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o you remember this ditty from your elementary school days: “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue?” From that time on, all comers to this new land were immigrants. And people around the world are still coming here to find better lives. Five people featured in this series came here came in the 20th century. Their countries of origin were Greece, Germany, Mexico, and India. Each wanted a better life and was willing to work to achieve it. Komotini, Greece, was the locale of Nick, born there in the mid-1930s. His father had a small farm, but when Nick was 12, his father died; the family – his mother, another brother, and two sisters – continued working the farm. Nick’s schooling was sporadic due to World War II. Two years after war ended, the Greek Civil War began. The gov-

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Once honorably discharged, Nick qualified for a journeyman license and, with on-the-job training he earned an electrical contractor license. In addition to contractor work, he added selling propane for British Petroleum. His salary increased to $500 per month, good money in the 1950s.

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ernment commandeered the school that Nick attended to house refugees fleeing the Communists. All students moved to another school a mile away; walking was the common mode of transportation. During these years, the family struggled financially. Pencils were so scarce his mother divided one into several pieces for the siblings to share. At age 15, Nick left school and began work as an electrician’s helper, earning 25 cents per day. Gradually his wages progressed to $1 per day. Seven years passed and he joined the Greek Army. Due to his profession, the army made him an electrician. Soon he became an instructor.

wiring; jobs were plentiful. By then Nick had his own business and kept very busy. Fate intervened; one of his sisters married a Greek national and moved to the United States. After she had her first child, she returned to Greece to visit and convinced Nick to emigrate to the U.S. He gave his business to his brother and left Greece in 1965. Nick moved to San Francisco, attended school to learn English, and found work as an electrician, earning $3 per hour. He left his job to begin working for the Emporium Department store, at union wages. Shift focus to Germany. Doris was born in Hamburg, Germany, at the end of WWII.

Hamburg had been leveled by bombs. Her parents moved the family to a small cabin at their weekend vegetable garden property for safety. Space was limited; the parents had a cot and the children bedded on the floor. The enterprising father scavenged materials from bombed out buildings to enlarge the cabin. In the beginning, the house had no running water or electricity. Doris remembers the front door had a sign, “goat barn,” on it. Eventually the home was expanded to accommodate the family with more modern touches. When Doris was 19 she came to the United States to work as an au pair for a family in Massachusetts. Her goal was to learn English and return to Germany to study journalism. She hitchhiked to San Francisco in 1965 with a German friend. Then fate intervened. Nick and Doris met. Doris says she met her “Greek god.” In 1971, the two married and Doris’ plans to return to journalism school in Germany just “went out of the window.” After one year, the newlyweds had settled into married life. Both worked hard and soon saved enough to buy a house in Union City. Here they had their daughter Natasha. Doris became a stay-at-home-mom; they bought a laundromat to add to their income. This was a practical move, as Nick could handle the maintenance and repairs. In the 1980s, Nick and Doris took the oath to become United States citizens. Eventually Doris returned to fulltime employment; their daughter completed college, married and moved to Indiana where her husband is studying for his PhD. Now Doris and Nick are relaxing in the retirement years, working in their vegetable garden and traveling. Nick stated, “When you are uprooted from your own country, you feel like you do not have a country.” Citizenship restored the feeling that they both had a country again. Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of three articles profiling stories of individuals who immigrated to the Bay Area from different parts of the world,

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Give the Gift of Reading to a Child in Your Life Library Makeover program, through which Target volunteers transform school libraries across the country, Target is committed to doing our part. But we know that solving the education crisis in America will take all of us companies, nonprofit organizations, government and engaged citizens - working together. As a minority woman, and the first member of my family to graduate from college, I know first-hand the importance of a

good education. I am both humbled and inspired every time I sit down to read with a child or participate in one of Target’s education activities. So spread the joy. Be that parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle who reads with the child in your life, or become the caring adult who volunteers to read regularly with a child in your neighborhood. Reading to children triggers a lifelong love of learning and reading - and it puts smiles

on young faces. Let’s all do our part to put our kids on the path to graduation, so they can lead our country to a brighter future. Laysha Ward is president of community relations for Target Corporation in Minneapolis. For details on Target’s commitment to education and the company’s focus on helping more U.S. students read proficiently by the end of third grade, visit Target.com/hereforgood.

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Tuesday, Dec. 14

Saturday, Dec. 18

Saturday - Sunday, Dec. 18 - 19

Engineering: How Ants Move

Oliver Salt Works Hike

The Nutcracker $

7 p.m.

10 a.m. - Noon

1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

How bugs walk and where they are going

Walk to an area not yet open to the public

Presented by Berkeley City Ballet

Eden Landing Ecological Reserve Eden Landings Corner of Clawiter and Arden, Hayward (408) 262-5513

Gary Soren Smith Center 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 659-6031

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

Saturday, Dec. 18 Tuesday, Dec. 14

Saturday, Dec. 18

Free Holiday Concert

Volunteers Needed

Family Stories

7 p.m.

10 a.m. - Noon

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Maintain flower gardens every Tuesday year round

Presented by the Interact Club at Logan High School

Holiday music by Newark Symphonic Winds

Shinn Park 1251 Peralta Blvd., Fremont (510) 557-9246

Union City Branch Library 34007 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 745-1464

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Newark Memorial High School Theatre 39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 797-3276 Sunday, Dec. 19

Folk Music Jam

Zumba Dance Fundraiser $

Saturday, Dec. 18

4:30 - 7 p.m.

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Movie Night $

Bring your instrument

Benefitting James Logan High School Puente Project Club

7:30 p.m.

Al Rodrigues Gym 1800 H St., Union City (510) 471-2520

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

Mission Coffee Roasting House 151 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 623-6920

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Saturday, Dec. 18

Family Reading Night

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Children’s Holiday Party

Duck identification

6:30 p.m.

12 Noon - 2 p.m.

Raffle, guest readers and candy canes

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, treats, games

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

Comedy short subject night

Sunday, Dec. 19

Duck Walk

Centerville Depot 37260 Fremont Blvd., Fremont (510) 552-0221 Tuesday, Dec. 14

MacGregor/Bridgepoint School Auditorium 35753 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 793-5683

Holiday Music Classes

11:30 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 18

Sing, dance and play rhythm instruments

Yan Can Cook

DanceMakers Studio of the Arts 37420 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 396-8841

Martin Yan will demonstrate his cooking skills

2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 18

3 - 4 p.m.

Nutcracker $

Folklore and mythic stories from India

Children’s Natural History Museum 4074 Eggers Dr., Fremont (510)790-6284

12 Noon $ 3:30 p.m.

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

Presented by Tiffany’s Dance Academy

Chabot Performing Arts Center 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward (925) 525-7103

Sunday, Dec. 19 Saturday, Dec. 18

Ohlone Plant Foods $

Filipino Christmas

1 - 2:30 p.m.

1:30 - 5 p.m.

1 - 11 p.m.

Enjoy some of the first foods of this land

Supervised play

Live entertainment and Christmas bazaar

Sunol Regional Wilderness 1895 Geary Rd., Sunol (510) 544-3220

Holiday Gala $

11:30 a.m.

Union City Sports Center 31224 Union City Blvd., Union City (650) 290-0542 Saturday, Dec. 18

Entertainment by Castro Valley High School Vocal Ensemble

Marionette Nutcracker Performance $

Hayward Area Senior Center 22325 North Third St., Hayward (510) 881-6766

2 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 17

Winter Concert

7:30 p.m.

Traditional music and handcrafted marionettes

New Hope Community Church 2190 Peralta Blvd., Fremont (510) 795-0582

Sunday, Dec. 19

Tri-City Winter Charity

2 - 4 p.m. Food, toy, clothing distribution, photo with Santa

Purple Lotus School 33619 9th St., Union City (510) 408-7294 Sunday, Dec. 19

Christmas Dance $

4 - 8 p.m.

Musical selections for the entire family

Swing to the waltz, fox-trot, swing, samba, cha-cha or polka

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

Swiss Park 5911 Mowry Ave., Newark (510)793-6279

Saturday, Dec. 18

Free Dog and Cat Vaccinations

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For Fremont residents with a valid form of ID with address

Tri-City Animal Shelter 1950 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 790-6640 Saturday, Dec. 18

Leopard Shark Feeding

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Learn about and help feed the aquarium animals

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

www.unityoffremont.org 510-797-5234

Folklore of the World - Astronomical Myths

Drop Your Kids off While You Shop $R

Thursday, Dec. 16

36600 Niles Blvd, Fremont

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

Exhibits and tours

Demarays Gymnastic Academy 40511 Albrae St., Fremont (510) 402-9183

A prayer centered church of spiritually bonded friends

About and how to catch these speedy reptiles

4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 16

Sunday 10:00 AM

11 a.m. - Noon

Sunday, Dec. 19

Night at the Museum $

Unity of Fremont

How to Catch a Lizard $R

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

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Come “home” to…..

Sunday, Dec. 19

Saturday, Dec. 18

Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Learn about the endangered mouse

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


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Monday - Wednesday, Dec. 20 - 22

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Fun School Break Day Camps $R

2 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Old Mission San Jose 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 659-6158

Arts and crafts, live animal, outdoor exploration, games

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3220 Monday, Dec. 20

Lunar Eclipse Hike R

10 p.m. - 12:15 a.m. Short hike and watch the full moon

Sunol Regional Wilderness 1895 Geary Rd., Sunol (888) 327-2757 Tuesday, Dec. 21

Ohlone Culture

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Historical presentation by Dino Labiste

Union City Branch Library 34007 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 745-1464 Wednesday, Dec. 22

Mission Gold Jazz Band

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Danceable Dixieland music

Swiss Park 5911 Mowry Ave., Newark (510) 657-0243 Wednesday, Dec. 22

Art of Living

Thursdays -Saturdays, through Dec. 18

Winter Film Festival

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas $

The Search For Santa Paws

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Holiday Film

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Search for Santa Paws

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

Exhibits

and

Thursdays - Saturdays, Dec. 3 - Feb. 11

Thursdays through Dec. 18

Sundays,

An O. Henry Christmas $

8 p.m. (Sun. at 1 p.m.) A series of cryptic yet charming tales Broadway West Theatre Company

400-B Bay St., Fremont (510) 881-6777

Art Exhibit

Saturdays – Sundays, Thru Dec. 19

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A Star-Spangled Christmas $

Pen Women Show

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

John O’Lague Galleria 777 B Street, Hayward (510) 538-2787 www.haywardarts.org Fridays - Sundays, through Dec. 12

Dinner Theater $

6:30 p.m. A trip back to the ‘50s for an evening of food, music and fun

Christ Community Church of Milpitas 100 S. Park Victoria Dr., Milpitas (408) 240-7971

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Breathing techniques for energy, stress relief and focus

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

SUBMITTED BY BOBBY AUGUST

8 p.m. Dec 10, 16, 18 2 p.m. Dec 11, 18 Mission San Jose High School 41717 Palm Ave., Fremont (510) 668-6077

McConaghy House in patriotic ornaments and decorations

McConaghy House 18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward (510) 581-0223 Fridays - Sundays, through Dec. 27

Train of Lights $ Decorated holiday train ride between Fremont and Sunol

Niles Station 4:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. 37001 Mission Blvd., Fremont Sunol Depot 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol (925) 862-9063 (408)249-2953 www.ncry.org

Made Up Theatre, an improv and comedy show theatre, presents a free show Saturday, December 18, as it prepares for its grand opening in January. “We’re all so excited to open our

unique and interactive experience. The actors perform scenes, stories, and musicals completely based on audience suggestions. “Everything is made up on the spot,” says August. Cast members have been performing together for years, and August explains, “This is a won-

wanted to learn improv, now is your chance!” says August. Made Up Theatre specializes in entertainment and has been delighting audiences all over the Bay Area with their hilarious interactive shows. Go to www.madeuptheatre.com for more information.

new theatre and bring professional improv shows to the East Bay,” says Bobby August, one of the cofounders of Made Up Theatre. For those unfamiliar, an improvisation show is quite a

derful opportunity to come watch our show with nothing to lose.” The theatre will also offer workshops on improvisation and teambuilding. “If you’ve ever

Made Up Theatre Saturday, December 18 9 p.m. 3392 Seldon Court, Fremont (510) 573-3363 www.madeuptheatre.com

Seventh-graders breathe life into learning SUBMITTED BY LARA YORK More than 800 seventh graders at Walters and Horner Junior High Schools in Fremont will be participating in CPR7 training. On Thursday, December 16, students will participate in the training during their physical education classes. Not only will these young people learn life-saving techniques, they also have committed to teach others and build a pool of skilled people who can provide CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) anytime it is needed. CPR7 trains seventh grade students using the CPR Anytime Kit (developed by the American Heart Association) and their classroom teacher, using a watch while learn method and a manikin. Students then take their manikins home over winter break to train family and friends over the age of 12. The students will keep their kits at

home for their continued use. “This is an exciting opportunity to empower students as teachers and leaders,” explains Lisa Alves, a physical education teacher at Walters Junior High School who helped organize the program to allow students to give service and take an active role in their community of Fremont. “These students will be sharing a valuable tool that can ultimately save lives.” Alameda County Health Care Services is sponsoring the project to increase bystander CPR rates from 30 percent to 60 percent over the next three years. Supervisor Scott Haggerty supports this project and states, “This is an incredible opportunity to empower youth to save lives.” While the program at Walters and Horner Junior High Schools is a first in Alameda County, all 18 school districts in the county are also participating. This effort will

expand the pool of people who can use CPR in critical moments by 15,000 seventh graders training at least 5 people, which in turn, 75,000 community members will be trained in CPR. How did seventh graders become the identified best target audience for this training? Alameda County Emergency Medical Service piloted this program in 2007. Both seventh and tenth graders were measured. When the results were tallied, seventh graders trained an average of 4.46 community members while tenth graders trained 2.75 people on average. For more information contact: Lisa Alves, Walters Junior High (510) 501-0906 Jamie Hintzke, Community Relations Coordinator (925)-876-2380 Fremont Unified School District at www.fremont.k12.ca.us


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the processional begins again. This continues for eight nights in commemoration of the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem, and ends on the ninth night at the mission or church. All those interested in participating in this historic celebration are invited to gather at 6 p.m. on December 16, on the porch of the Mission San Jose Museum on Mission Boulevard. If you go, bring a warm coat and a flashlight. Carols will be sung while walking to a local business where entertainment is followed by light refreshments provided by the hosts. From December 17, onward, people are requested to gather in front of the host for that evening for the enactment and festivities. (Please note this change, which is new this year). All gatherings begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 16 Gather at Mission San Jose Museum 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont Paula Harrington, Soprano Cheese Tasters 43367 Mission Blvd., Fremont Friday, December 17 Knuti Van Hoven Local History Museum 90 Anza St., Fremont Saturday, December 18 Anza Street Troubadours Von Till Law Offices Old Rectory 152 Anza St., Fremont

Sunday, December 19 Madrigal Singers James Burris, Director Dominican Sisters 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont Monday, December 20 Connie Chew, Soprano Olive Hyde Art Gallery 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont Tuesday, December 21 First United Methodist Church Ensemble Holy Family Convent 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont Wednesday, December 22 Kristin Del Rio Mission Coffee 151 Washington Blvd., Fremont Thursday, December 23 Center Stage Singers Knuti Van Hoven, Director Old Mission San Jose 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont

This celebration is sponsored by the Committee for Restoration of Mission San Jose and Fremont Cultural Arts Council. For more information, call Laura Diaz at (510) 657-1797 ext.103 or visit http://fcac.tricityinternet.org/las_posadas.html.

Pastor performs marionette Nutcracker SUBMITTED BY STEVE NORMAN New Hope Community Church is sponsoring a marionette version of The Nutcracker as a gift to the community this Christmas season. The string puppet Nutcracker Suite features traditional music

The National Puppet Theatre has been creating and performing marionette shows throughout the country since 1950 at schools, fairs, theatres, and on television. This presentation is sure to capture audiences of all ages. Popcorn and drinks will be offered for a donation to support Clean Water Wells in Africa. “My family started the National Puppet Theatre a few years before I was born. Making puppets and doing puppet shows was just a normal part of growing up in the Norman family. My earliest memory is being set down for a nap in an open puppet trunk as a baby. While most children went on a vacation during the summer months, I was traveling the country performing with my family. The marionette Nutcracker was in storage for many years until my daughter and her husband rebuilt and restored the show to its original charm in 2008. I am very happy to brush up on my puppet skills and present this show as a gift to the community on Dec 18th at New Hope Community Church,” states Reverend Norman. For more information on the National Puppet Theatre, visit www.nationalpuppets.com.

and beautiful handcrafted marionette puppets performed by The National Puppet Theatre.

Marionette Nutcracker Saturday, December 18 2 p.m. New Hope Community Church 2190 Peralta Blvd., Fremont (510) 739-0430 www.nationalpuppets.com

Submit community grant applications now SUBMITTED BY JOHNNY NG Kaiser Permanente is now soliciting and accepting applications for its 2011 Community Benefit Grants Program for southern Alameda County. Community organizations and government entities are encouraged to apply for these health grants ranging in amounts between $5,000 and $30,000. Applications will be considered from organizations which fall within the southern Alameda County area and meet at least one or more funding priority areas. The 2011 Kaiser Permanente funding priorities are to: 1. Reduce obesity and overweight rates in adults and children 2. Reduce teen pregnancy rates 3. Improve access to prevention and primary care services 4. Improve prevention and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

5. Increase violence prevention and education The funding amounts for 2011 Community Benefit grants are: - New and Innovative Community Grants: $5,000-$15,000 - Collaborative Grants: $15,000-$30,000 (Mutually beneficial partnership entered by two or more organizations involved in a project.) Each year, Kaiser Permanente provides funds to the local community to help improve the health of its members and the community it serves. In 2010, the Community Benefit program awarded over $800,000 in grants to a variety of organizations in southern Alameda County. Application deadline is Friday, January 21, 2011 at 4 p.m. For more information or to request a grant application, please contact the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program for southern Alameda County at 510-618-5807.

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MVU 99 girls season ends SUBMITTED BY CALVIN CHINN Mission Valley United U-11 Girls Black team, a Fremontbased girls travel soccer club, closed out their season and the 2010 year this past weekend, Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, in Ripon. Entering into the California Youth Soccer Association’s President’s Cup quarterfinals game, the MVU 99 girls were riding a strong showing in the previous weekend’s preliminary games. Their opponent was the Elk Grove Eclipse United, a team who dominated their bracket with a number of shutouts. Eclipse proved to be more the A-team on Saturday morning as they pulled out a 2-1 win over MVU, who valiantly played a comeback trail during the entire contest. The 99 girls had another slow start as the Eclipse broke through the midfielders and had a streaking player from the left. The ball bounced off a 99 defender and the Elk Grove attacker was on her way to a breakaway from the left. She proved to be fast and accurate with a shot to the right of the goal. Within another three minutes, a similar play happened and another breakaway from the middle of the field resulted in a direct kick high into the net. MVU 99 was

definitely down on themselves to have been caught in this deficit of two. The girls fought back and the ball went back and forth without seriously approaching the net. Goalkeeper Haley Chitwood shook off a couple of kicks to her hands and legs and continued to play with restless resolve. It would seem that the 99 girls were finding its focus to breakthrough and that they did, minutes before halftime with a goal

whipped the ball through the blocking hands of the Eclipse goalkeeper. At halftime, clearly the motivation was there to pull to a tie, and then see who will take it all. Minute by minute the opportunities slipped through the legs of the 99 girls as their kicks were not as precise as the Eclipse girls passing. Chitwood would emblazon the image of her goalkeeping prowess with her dive to the right

themselves ending a soccer year on the losing end. On a year of difficult economic times, where families saw their assets disappear, parents lose their jobs, and some start a new career while others are still seeking, the soccer games offered the thrill of weekend pride for all the parents. Each game is welcome with renew hope of success and optimism about their daughters skillful play.

competitive and won some. Being in the highest CYSA U-11 girls Bay Gold Division in the fall, they were in the top tier of CYSA competition, and throughout the season the games were tense and tight. They showed that they belong but yet to show that they can win it all. During the way, it was very exciting. MVU 99GB team would like to thank the Mission Valley United Soccer Club of Fremont, ARCO

by Erin Tan’s bullet of a kick. Tan is the team’s strongest kicker and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She

and a kick save to her left. The second half ended scoreless and the 99 Girls Black team found

From teams like Blast, Crossfire, Eclipse, Hurricanes and Quicksilvers, the 99 girls stayed

AM/PM and Bronco Billy’s Pizza on Blacow for their continued support.

Collegiate athletic update BY GARY VAN DEN HEUVEL Basketball Chabot College men’s basketball team saw their tournament winning streak snapped at two last week. The Gladiators had won their second consecutive tournament, capping the Cosumnes River event with a Dec. 4, 84-75 win over host Cosumnes in the final. Seven-foot center Kyle Luckett’s game-leading 19 points clinched the tournament MVP award for him. Tobias Royal was named to the All-Tournament Team. Later in the week, the Gladiators ran into their first losing streak of the year, with two heartbreaking losses at the Modesto Tournament. Chabot dropped an 85-84 double overtime thriller to Saddleback, in which four Chabot players — Jourdan DeMuynck (22 pts.), Josh De La Torre (16), Luckett (13) and Randy Newell (12) — scored in double digits. Cosumnes River was able to avenge their previous tournament loss to the Gladiators in a consolation game, edging Chabot 75-73 on Dec. 9. At week’s end, Chabot has a won-loss record of 83 in nonconference play. Chabot women’s team had an upand-down week, winning a road game at Shasta College, 55-49. Several days later, the Gladiators were beaten 55-49 by Sacramento City College at the Solano tourney. They wrapped up their run at the Solano tourney with a 57-47 loss to De Anza. Ohlone College men have struggled somewhat in the nonconference portion of their schedule, as last year’s Coast Conference champions have won six of their first 10 games. In a Dec. 4, 85-66 win over College of Sequoias, the Renegades ramped up the attack in the second half after going into the half with a 3836 lead. Scott Kenny led the way for Ohlone with 26 points. Cyleb Burton scored 15, and his teammate Travis Deshazior added 14 for the victors. Ohlone had an entire week off prior to their Dec. 11 game against Sierra College in Rocklin, and they may have suffered some rust with all that time between games, as Sierra prevailed, 61-57. Ohlone’s Lady Renegades hoops

team (3-4 in nonconference play) are also looking to defend their Coast Conference South division title, and following a 57-51 loss to San Joaquin Delta in the Caren Franci Tournament in Santa Rosa, they played like champions in the consolation final, stomping Contra Costa 53-32. Cal State University-East Bay men and women hit the hardwood over the weekend. On Saturday, East Bay’s men hosted Notre Dame de Namur and were victorious by 11, 77-66. Four Pioneers were in double figures: Mark Samuels, 19, Will Freedman, 18, George Toyama, 11, and Donavon Jackson, 10. Three members of the visitors — Arron Mollet (22), Victor Lee (20), and Tyler Fricke (15) — were in double figures but it was not enough to overcome East Bay, who improved to 24 on the year. Meanwhile, East Bay’s women were in Arcata for the California Collegiate Athletic Association/Pac West Conference Tourney. East Bay’s Lady Pioneers were on the floor both Saturday, Dec. 11, vs. Dominican and Sunday, Dec. 12, vs. Academy of Art. It wasn’t a successful weekend for CSUEB as they dropped both contests, 53-46 to Dominican and 66-56 to Academy of Art to fall to 0-6 in 2010. Wrestling Chabot sent five representatives to the California Community College Championships, held Dec. 9 through 11 in Victorville, and four of the grapplers placed in the event. Janik Santana (sixth place in the 125pound division), Alex Williams (sixth place at 133 pounds), Craig Sherman (third place, 157 pounds) and Milo Anderson (seventh place, 184 pounds) each qualified for the championships, as did Ira Goosby (174 pounds), by placing in the NorCal Regionals top six, held the previous weekend. Swimming Cal State East Bay women’s swim team was at the University of NevadaLas Vegas Invitational from Saturday, Dec. 11, through Monday, Dec. 13. Results for the event were not available at press. Giovanni Albanese Jr. contributed to this article.

Trojans playing solid soccer BY BIFF JONES Soccer In boys soccer, Milpitas High School Trojans, led by coach Bill Leffler, went 2-1-0 in competition last week. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, they traveled to Andrew Hill High School of San Jose and came away with a 4-1 victory. Milpitas scored all of their goals in the first half to go up 4-0 with Ramiro Ceja getting two and Jesus Gonzalez and Martin Lopez netting the others. Lopez also assisted on Ceja’s first goal and Ceja assisted on Gonzalez’s goal. Goalkeeper Zack Ebright played well in the winning effort. Then on Wednesday, Dec. 8, Milpitas returned home to shutout Pioneer High School of San Jose, 4-0 with Ceja having a career day, scoring all four of the Trojan goals. Gonzalez had two assists and Lopez and Raul Medina set up one each with Ebright getting a clean sheet. Friday, Dec. 10, saw Milpitas come back down to earth as they lost on the road, 2-0, to a tough Los Gatos team to drop their record to 2-2-1. Milpitas hosts Amador Valley High School of Pleasanton in its next match, Monday, Dec. 20, at 3:30 p.m. In girls soccer action, coach Mike Tomlin’s girls Trojan soccer team was even better than the boys side, going 2-0-1 last week. In home games last week, on Tuesday they beat Piedmont Hills High School (3-0) and Wednesday Overfelt High School (2-0), before tying San Benito High School on Saturday, Dec. 11, 0-0. In the Piedmont game, all goals came in the first half with Belen Acosta getting two and Haley Garvey the other; Lora Lee had two assists. Goalie Jessica Jimenez only had to make one save in the victory. Against Overfelt, Acosta again scored for Milpitas (3-2-1) with Natalie Minor getting two assists. San Benito game saw Jimenez come up with eight saves to preserve the scoreless draw. Basketball In boys action, California School for the Deaf Eagles and Fremont Christian High School Warriors traveled to Valley Christian High School of Dublin for a tournament last week. Thursday saw coach Curtis Coffey’s Warriors defeat the hosts, Valley Christian, 60-57, while coach Oskar Schugg’s Eagles

dropped a 65-52 decision to Mission San Jose High School. In the loss to MSJ, CSD never led, trailing 25-14 after one quarter and 38-23 at the half. Romel Thurman led the Eagles with 11 points while Yai had 18 and Marion 14 for MSJ. In games played Friday at Valley Christian, Fremont lost to John Swett High School, 66-53, while CSD rebounded with 69-27 win over International High School of San Francisco. Against Swett, FC led 19-18 after a quarter and 34-30 at the half. However, Swett scored 22 points in the third while holding the Warriors to nine points to break the game open. Point guard Jeremiah Herzog let Fremont with 17 points. In CSD’s victory, Carlos Lopez had 14 points and Adam Escamilla 11. Fremont Christian hosts Athenian High School in a homecoming game on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. Milpitas boys of coach Champ Wrencher played one game last week losing at Palo Alto High School on Saturday, Dec. 11, 73-55. Juniors Buddy Ames and Derek Fox led the Trojans with 21 and 16 points respectively. Milpitas hosts Balboa High School of San Francisco on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. In limited girl’s action last week, coach Debbie Ayers’ CSD Eagles handily defeated St. Lawrence Academy of Santa Clara at home on Wednesday, 48 -20, while Milpitas coach Klint Chang saw his girls come up with a tight 44-42 win at home last Tuesday over Carlmont High School of Belmont. Milpitas travels to Newark Memorial High School on Tuesday, Dec. 14, for a 7 p.m. contest. CSD hosts Valley Christian of Dublin this Wednesday, Dec. 15, then Contra Costa Christian High School of Walnut Creek on Thursday, Dec. 16. Both games start at 4 p.m. Coach Michie Sierra’s FC Warriors split a couple of games last week, losing at Sonoma Academy of Santa Rosa, 59-47, on Thursday, Dec. 9, then coming home on Friday, Dec. 10, to take a 48-36 victory over Dublin’s Valley Christian. In the Sonoma Academy game, Kemana Otosi led the Warriors with 21 points while in the Valley Christian game, Kim Du led Fremont with 16 points while Otosi had 15. Fremont Christian’s girls also have a homecoming game against Athenian this Thursday, Dec. 16, tipping off at 5:30 p.m.


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A busy week of HAAL basketball BY KEVIN YIN PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW In Hayward Area Athletic League basketball action over the week of Monday, Dec. 6, through Saturday, Dec. 11, there was a lot going on. On the boys side, league-leading Castro Valley High added another victim to its list, improving to 5-0 while crushing conference foe Arroyo High, 8743, in the league opener for both teams. Castro Valley senior forward Juan Anderson scored 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, while senior guard James Davis led Arroyo with 18 points. Anderson is now averaging 19 points per game. The rest of Arroyo’s week was much brighter. After losing to Castro Valley, Arroyo picked up wins over Campolindo (64-61), Hogan (52-46) and Tracy high schools (48-47). Arroyo’s winning streak was powered by Davis, who averaged 21.7 points per game in the three wins. Mt. Eden High also opened the conference season with a win, routing Moreau Catholic High 75-51. Senior forward Nomso Nwachuku scored a team high 21 points. Then, Mt. Eden squeaked out a 62-61 win over Alameda High, with junior guard Kevin Clerkley leading the way with 17 points, while Moreau bounced back from their loss to Mt. Eden by defeating Elsie Allen High, 55-31. Led by senior guard Hameed Ali’s 20 points, San Leandro High beat Antioch High 73-62. Ali then poured in a game-high 26 points in a hotly contested 7971 loss to one of the most talented teams in the Bay Area, Archbishop Mitty High School. Hayward High experienced both sides of blowouts, by first getting whipped by Newark Memorial High, 71-55, before giving the same treatment to Alameda,

53-37. Tennyson High had a turbulent week as well, as they beat Ygnacio Valley High, 45-41; lost to Richmond High, 70-65; and finished the week with a 75-50 beating at the hands of Clayton Valley High. On the girls side of the action, Hayward had a remarkably hectic week, playing five games in six days, with generally positive results. Hayward lost a tough one to Castlemont High, 39-43, but rallied to post wins over Concord (62-28), Richmond (43-6), Alameda (56-54) and San Ramon

they then lost back-to-back games against Drake, 45-39, and Mercy high schools, 58-30. Arroyo enjoyed an undefeated week, first beating Pinole Valley High, 65-36, thanks in large part to 17 points by sophomore point guard Luisa Delos Reyes. Delos Reyes would also lead Arroyo’s much more modest scoring efforts with six points in their 2625 win over Sequoia High. Castro Valley, San Leandro and San Lorenzo all unfortunately had the opposite experience this week, with each losing both of their

Valley high schools (47-45). Senior guard Briyana Clark shone offensively all week, averaging a team high 13.6 points during the five-game span. Moreau’s girls kept busy as well. First, they opened conference play with a 66-42 win over Mt. Eden. Then, Moreau picked up two nonconference wins against Mountain View (50-33) and Monte Vista high schools (44-42) before losing to Terra Nova High, 45-41. After getting trounced by Moreau, Mt. Eden rebounded with a 48-38 win over El Camino High, but was unable to build any momentum off of the win, as

games. Castro Valley first suffered a 58-50 reverse against James Logan High, followed by a 50-48 loss to Mission San Jose High. San Leandro lost to McClymonds High, 46-43, despite 16 points by senior guard Miranda Wan, and then was beaten by Logan, 50-32. San Lorenzo dropped a close game to Alhambra High, 50-55, before losing to Millennium High, 46-37. Tennyson’s week was neither all good, nor all bad. Tennyson beat John F. Kennedy High, 5951 on Thursday, Dec. 9, but lost on Saturday to Pitman High, 4023. Tennyson will open the conference season against San Leandro on Dec. 15.

Prep soccer recap BY SIDA LU Local high school girls soccer teams wrapped up their preseason play last week (Monday, Dec. 6, through Saturday, Dec. 11) and began to gain confidence in their abilities as a team as the regular season approaches. On Dec. 6, Fremont’s American High ripped San Lorenzo’s Redwood Christian High, 5-0, while John F. Kennedy and Moreau Catholic high schools fought to a 1-1 draw, with each team scoring a late goal. Mission San Jose High’s Lady Warriors met the Dougherty Valley High Lady Wildcats on Dec. 6 as well, and fell 3-1, despite scoring a quick goal in the first half. A day later, on Tuesday, Dec. 7, girls soccer action continued with Amador Valley High tying James Logan High’s Lady Colts, 1-1, holding each other scoreless after the half. Washington High didn’t fare nearly as well, getting run over by San Ramon Valley High, 7-2; Mission Valley Athletic League’s teams went winless on the day when Newark Memorial High was dropped 2-0 by Pittsburg High at home. MVAL’s regular season for girls soccer begins Tuesday, Dec.

14, with Mission San Jose (2-2-1) facing undefeated Kennedy(8-01) at Tak Fudenna Stadium. In Hayward Area Athletic League girls soccer action, Moreau bounced back from its 11 draw to Kennedy on Monday with a 5-0 romp over Tennyson High School on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Tennyson continued to allow goals at an alarming rate on Friday, Dec. 10, giving up five the home side, San Lorenzo High. However, the Lady Lancers got its offense in gear, putting three in the back of the net in a 5-3 loss, showing signs of life. Tennyson did a goal worse in its next match, a Saturday, Dec. 11, roadie against Ygnacio Valley High. The Lady Warriors handed the Lady Lancers a 6-0 defeat. In other action, Mt. Eden High edged out Redwood Christian, 10, in a Friday afternoon match. On the boys side of soccer preseason matches, in MVAL play on Monday, James Logan continued its solid play in 2010 with a 4-0 victory over Foothill High. Gustavo Ulloa had two goals and an assist to lead the way for the Colts. Washington High came away from a road contest at Northgate High on Wednesday, Dec. 8,

Logan’s Fillies riding hot start BY NICK ZAMBRANO James Logan High’s girls basketball team has done it again. The Lady Colts - or the Fillies

as they like to be called - have started the 2010 season with a remarkable five-game winning streak. This is the second year in a row in which Logan has started off a season on fire. Last year, Logan ripped off nine straight wins before notching their first loss.

with a 1-1 draw. Also on Wednesday, Mission San Jose went to Livermore High and left with a 4-0 loss on its record. In boys play in the HAAL, Bishop O’Dowd High topped Hayward High, 4-1 at home on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Tennyson’s boys, unlike its girls soccer club, was on the winning side last week, topping Moreau Catholic 3-0 on Tuesday. A day later, Wednesday, Dec. 8, Tennyson fell 7-0 to Ygnacio Valley. Also on Wednesday, Mt. Eden and San Leandro played to a scoreless draw. Tennyson played a third straight game on Thursday, Dec. 9, a home match with San Lorenzo and came away with a 40 win. Spanning two months, the soccer season culminates with the North Coast Section playoffs on February 16, 19, 23 and 26. For all the scores to matches in MVAL and HAAL play, as well as schools from outside of those leagues like Milpitas, Fremont Christian and California School for the Deaf, log onto the TriCity Voice Sports website at http://sports.tricityvoice.com. Giovanni Albanese Jr. contributed to this article. “We’ve been here before,” head coach Frank Borghi said. “We know the position that we’re in, we’re familiar with it. Again, we’re just trying to get better everyday and trying to learn from our past experiences.” The latest opponents to fall at continued on page 30

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December 14, 2010

PUBLISHER EDITOR IN CHIEF William Marshak

A perspective of city councils

WILLIAM MARSHAK

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n our world of representative government, elections are held to select those who seek official approval from the people to make a broad range of decisions on their behalf. City councils are the bedrock of local civic affairs with ultimate responsibility for its tenor and direction. These people act as a reflection of the will of people they serve and carry the ultimate authority through the voters. Some cities choose to put day-to-day governance in the hands of a professional manager, hired by the council, trained to carry out strategic policies approved by that body. Personnel management and logistical decisions including tactics to achieve defined goals are the responsibility of the city’s manager. Elected councilmembers, including the mayor, may be relegated to policy oversight. They retain power to terminate employment of the manager, but otherwise may find themselves removed from operations. The relationship between councilmembers and manager may be close and synchronized, especially in small cities that maintain an intimate atmosphere. Even though daily employee management is not their responsibility, part-time Councilmembers with “day” occupations are

nonetheless expected to serve as connections for the city on a wide variety of committees and assume a myriad of responsibilities. These roles are shared in many corporate settings by highly paid top executives. Small city budgets, however, rely on common goodwill and altruism to support civic leadership using limited resources and the full-time services of a manager. As cities grow in size and complexity, intimacy dissipates and sheer numbers and organizational demands create different needs. Public policy and operational control can become lost in a maze of divisions and personnel. Control of the environment is difficult on a part-time basis and while professional management is essential, so are direct connections with the electorate. In such cases, managerial duties become magnified and citizen expectations of councilmember organizational expertise rise. Mayoral duties involve regional representation and leadership and more control of day-to-day operations to effectively carry out the council’s will. Professional management remains critical but may operate under the direct control of elected officials. Councilmembers assume increased visibility and need more time for direct contact with a large electorate, extremely difficult under a parttime contract. Studies have repeatedly shown that although the take home pay of a house mom or dad is nil, the value of their services is astronomical. Unfortunately, our society often overlooks their efforts, instead choosing to focus on pay from another source as a measure of value. Expecting full time effort with little or no reward defies logic unless other accolades take the place of cash. Family resources need to be carefully examined to determine how they are distributed and value of all family members acknowledged. The

Letter to the Editor

Collaborate for our students’ sake I am honored to serve, and take seriously my election, as a Trustee of the Hayward School Board. As a product of public schools, I have seen first-hand that they are the cornerstone of our society. We need good schools to help mold our students into productive members of society. Education provides opportunities. For plentiful opportunities, Hayward School District must provide our students with a great and broad education. We need to prepare them for college or a career, whichever path they choose. The state-wide fiscal crisis creates huge challenges for our District. Hayward’s citizenry and agencies must collaborate and work as a community: Board of Education, City of Hayward, County of Alameda, unions, teachers, students, parents, administrators and District personnel. We do not want the State to take over our District. Working together, we can solve our problems and restore community pride. Now is the time to be proactive, not reactive. Let us be progressive in our thinking and strategies so that we promote the most success for our students. Please feel free to contact me directly at william@williammcgee.com. I look forward to hearing from you and working in partnership for a better Hayward Unified School District for our students and a better community in which to live. William McGee Vice President Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustees

same can be said of cities and their government – a family of sorts. In this economy, there is a common denominator for public agencies… no money. As the economy recovers, however, city organizational plans should be prepared to fully utilize the talents of its employees. Such plans are not necessarily based on immediate action, but should consider dynamic alternatives to the current situation. As the Fremont City Council moves forward to appoint someone as a fifth voice, 20 percent of the council vote, they should also consider the form of government which has existed without much modification, until now and at least examine, without prejudice, opportunities available under a different organizational structure. When the council is whole once again, it is time to form a blue ribbon commission to study, without pressure from vested interests, advantages of a charter city, strong mayor and full-time councilmembers. By the way, applicants for the vacant seat on Fremont City Council include (alphabetically): Vinnie Bacon, David Bonaccorsi, Robert Brunton, Robert Carothers, Yogi Chugh, Teresa Cox, Dominic Dutra, Toai Le, Raj Salwan, Rakesh Sharma, Moina Shaiq Siddigi, Linda Suoev, James Thomas, Judith (Judy) Zlatnik.

St. Rose Hospital Radiology department has been awarded a threeyear term of accreditation for Obstetrics and Vascular Ultrasound services from the American College of Radiology (ARC). Granted to healthcare facilities that demonstrate state-of-the-art services and equipment, this accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and is awarded to facilities that meet the stringent ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards. “We are very proud of this accomplishment, which demonstrates the hospital’s long-standing commitment to providing high quality care with focus on women’s services,” said Michael Mahoney, President and CEO of St. Rose Hospital. “It is fortunate that our patients have access to specialists

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

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and the highest level of expertise in care, right here in the Hayward community,” adds Mahoney. The process of accreditation is an arduous one, including a peerreview evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, staff competence, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are some of the factors assessed when facilities apply to be selected for the accreditation. “It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain ARC accreditation,” says Doug Davis, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at St. Rose Hospital. “All of us at St. Rose are extremely pleased and proud to have received this accreditation, as it reflects the commitment, dedication and competencies of our skilled hospital staff and physicians.” For more information, visit www.srhca.org

Julie Grabowski Janet Grant Philip Holmes Robin Michel Susana Nunez Suzanne Ortt Praveena Raman Rajeswari Ramanathan Joe Samagond Shavon Walker Alyson Whitaker INTERN Alissa Gwynn WEB MASTER RAMAN CONSULTING Venkat Raman LEGAL COUNSEL Stephen F. Von Till, Esq.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Fremont City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed general vacation to abandon a portion of Thornton Avenue at Post Street in the Centerville Planning Area, as depicted on the accompanying diagram (PLN2009-00258). As part of the vacation proceedings, easements will be reserved for existing utilities located within Thornton Avenue and Post Street. The public hearing will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, in the Council Chambers at 3300 Capitol Avenue, Fremont, California, at which time all interested parties may appear and be heard. The proceedings will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 3, Part 3, Division 9 (Sections 8320 et. seq.) of the California Streets and Highways Code, Said Part 3 of Division 9 being known as the Public Streets, Highways, and Services Easements Vacation Law. Project Planner: Terry Wong, (510) 494-4456, twong@fremont.gov

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: $627,355.41 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4608 Donalbain Cir, Fremont, CA 94555 APN Number: 543-0434-043-00 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: 12/10/2010 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 P780457 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2006283#

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BUSINESS NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: December 7, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: Old Town Sushi Inc. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 34932-34940 Newark Blvd., Newark, CA 94560-1216 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - On-Sale Beer and Wine - Eating Place 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2005301#

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES

14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1989818#

GOVERNMENT SUMMARY OF ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 25-2010 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FREMONT REZONING PROPERTY LOCATED AT 41482 FREMONT BOULEVARD FROM PLANNED DISTRICT 2003-18 TO PLANNED DISTRICT 2010-272 On November 23, 2010, 2010, the Fremont City Council introduced the above Ordinance rezoning property located at 41482 Fremont Boulevard from Planned District 2003-18 to Planned District 2010-272 (Villas at Florio) The Ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the City of Fremont City Council held December 7, 2010, by the following vote, to wit: AYES: Mayor Wasserman, Vice Mayor Chan, Councilmembers: Natarajan and Harrison

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 445234 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bay Area Truck Driving School, 39420 Liberty St., #162, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda. Arvinder Paul Singh, 2425 Sacho Way, Fremont, CA 94539 Kulwinder S. Gill, 5 Via Cerrioni, Madera, CA 93637. This business is conducted by a general partnership. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on July 1997. 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/ Arvinder Paul Singh, Partner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on November 23, 2010. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-1999125# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 445114 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Vaibhav Indian Cuisine, 600 West Harder Road, Hayward, CA 94544, County of Alameda Ruchi Indian Cuisine, 600 Wet Harder Road, Hayward, CA 94544; CA This business is conducted by Limited Liability Company. 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/ Gopal Krishna Rad Shetty, Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on November 19, 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). 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-1995218# 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

NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAINED: None A certified copy of the full text of Ordinance No. 25-2010 as adopted is available for review upon request in the office of the City Clerk, 3300 Capitol Avenue, Building A, Fremont. DAWN G. ABRAHAMSON CITY CLERK 12/14/10 CNS-2005421# 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 Thursday, January 13 , 2011 , at which time they will be opened and read out loud in said building for: LED STREETLIGHT RETROFIT ON STEVENSON BLVD FROM MARIETTA DRIVE TO MISSION BLVD , CITY PROJECT PWC 8725 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 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1998172# 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 Thursday, January 13 , 2011 , at which time they will be opened and read out loud in said building for: Traffic Signal Modifications on Stevenson Boulevard from Blacow Road to Davis Street , City Project PWC 8701, 8702, 8703 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 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1998133#

TRUSTEE SALES Trustee Sale No. 437223CA Loan No. 3011294778 Title Order No. 140115 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/29/2006. 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 1/4/2011 at 12:00 PM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10/12/ 2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006383424 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Arnel C Calamba and, Elaine B Calamba, husband and wife, 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

Trustee Sale No. 440703CA Loan No. 3010686529 Title Order No. 327225 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/14/2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 1/4/2011 at 12:00 PM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09/21/ 2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006357056 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Beverly V Fontillas and, Ronni Fontillas, 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: $580,609.58 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 340 Spetti Drive, Fremont, CA 94536 APN Number: 507-0785-04000 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: 12/8/2010 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 Ave MailStop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P778983 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2006282# Trustee Sale No. 430468CA Loan No. 0666556824 Title Order No. 602118522 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/8/2004. 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 1/4/2011 at 12:00 PM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12/17/2004, Book , Page , Instrument 2004558112, , and as modified by the Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 09-212007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007338850 , and as modified by the Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 07-22-2008, Book , Page , Instrument 2008223159 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Armylynn David and Glen A Susbilla, 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 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: $809,291.77 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5057 Anaheim Loop, Union City, CA 94587 APN Number: 543-0425-044-00 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: 12/9/2010 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 P779745 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2006281# TS #: CA-09-286636-BM Order #: 090387621CA-GTI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/15/2005. 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 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): Ray Urbi and Graciae V. Urbi, husband and wife as joint tenants Recorded: 08/24/2005 as Instrument No. 2005362360 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California; Date of Sale: 1/7/2011 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: $756,890.38 The purported property address is: 5468 Dekker Terrace Fremont, CA 94555 Assessors Parcel No. 543-0451-098-00 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 Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC 1575 Palm Beach Lakes West Palm Beach FL 33401 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. P780161 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2006280# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 242124CA Loan No. 0083474791 Title Order No. 411136 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04-12-2004. 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 01-04-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-162004, Book , Page , Instrument 2004161772, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: JASMINE PAEK, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, 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 60, TRACT 6003, FILED NOVEMBER 14, 1989 IN BOOK 188 OF MAPS AT PAGE 34, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $565,670.67 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5138 SEASIDE COURT UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN Number: 482-0052-016-00 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: 12-08-2010 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.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 5731965 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# 3842017 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2005520# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 20100058 Loan No.: 10-0132 A California Civil Code Section 2923.5 (b) declaration is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. You are in default under a Deed of Trust dated 4/6/2005. 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. Trustor Charisse M. Ibarra and Alfonso Ibarra Jr, Wife and Husband, Both as Joint Tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: Del Toro Loan Servicing, Inc. Recorded 4/28/2005 as Instrument No. 2005168530 in book xx, page xx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale 1/4/2011 at 12:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $95,779.77 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 34268 Myrtle Lane Union City CA 94587 A.P.N.: 0870103005 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. Date: 12/8/2010 Del Toro Loan Servicing Inc., Donna Freeman, 2434 Southport Way, Suite F, National City, California 91950 (619) 474-5400, (RSVP# 204247,12/14/10, 12/21/10, 12/28/10) 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2005424# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-512471 INC Title Order No. 090806124CA-DCI APN 543-0468-029-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/01/07. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/03/11 at 12:30 p.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/13/07 in Instrument No. 2007069271 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: Richard Endrina and Gail Endrina, Husband and Wife, as Trustor, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the Residential Asset Securitization Trust 2007-A5, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-E under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated March 1, 2007, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), at the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 4493 NILAND STREET, UNION CITY, CA 94587 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $862,747.78 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed. DATE: December 7, 2010 Elaine Malone Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation c/o 4665 MacArthur Court, Suite 250 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: (800) 731-0850 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (847)627-8803 www.aztectrustee.com For Trustee’s Sale Information Call 714-730-2727 http://www.lpsasap.com ASAP# 3842837 12/14/ 2010, 12/21/2010, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2004715# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 1032003-RC-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: RICHARD S. GODFREY AND CLARE C. GODFREY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 07/26/2007 as Instrument No. 2007278952 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California. Date of Sale: 01/04/2011 at 12:30 P.M. Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $541,376.22 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 33752 DARTMOUTH AVENUE, UNION CITY, CA 94587 A.P.N.: 486-0057-047-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary declares pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} and (h}(2) that the borrower has contracted with an organization, person, or entity whose primary business us advising people who have decided to leave their homes on how to extend the foreclosure process and avoid their contractual obligations to mortgagees or beneficiaries. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 12/07/2010 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3838074 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2004624# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090143677 Title Order No. 09-8-432728 Investor/ Insurer No. 156285753 APN No. 087-0102-087 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE


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PUBLIC NOTICES 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 JIT SINGH DHILLON, AND RAJINDER K DHILLON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND JAGDEEP SINGH, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 12/22/2006 and recorded 01/03/07, as Instrument No. 2007002089, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 01/11/2011 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: 34782 KLONDIKE COURT, UNION CITY, CA, 945873663. 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 $616,557.47. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/30/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3836841 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2004623# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 080084847 Title Order No. 08-8-314724 Investor/ Insurer No. 000788352 APN No. 483-0113-024 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/13/2006. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by HARJOG SINGH, AND SIMRANJEET KAUR, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/13/2006 and recorded 01/31/06, as Instrument No. 2006032647, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 01/11/2011 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: 31217 LILY ST, UNION CITY, CA, 945872635. 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 $581,667.95. 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: 11/13/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3836523 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2004578# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10337370-CL Order #: 100030386-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/24/2006. 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): HELAI KARIM , A MARRIED MAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 3/31/2006 as Instrument No. 2006126051 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/7/2011 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: $840,388.49 The purported property address is: 2849 MONTAIR WAY UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessor’s Parcel No. 463-0096-213-00 463-0096-213 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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# 3837221 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2004365# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100113403 Title Order No. 10-8-420455 Investor/ Insurer No. 1702861791 APN No. 092A-0728-041 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/21/2006. 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 SHARON PENA , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN., dated 12/21/2006 and recorded 01/09/07, as Instrument No. 2007009180, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 01/11/2011 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: 35581 SCARBOROUGH DRIVE, 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 $387,255.68. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/11/2010 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# FNMA3826879 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2004116# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10382532-VF Order #: 100511648-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/16/2009. 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. 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): ALFREDO MARTINEZ, JR. , AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 3/24/2009 as Instrument No. 2009085147 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/10/2011 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: $238,335.43 The purported property address is: 5852 BIDDLE AVENUE NEWARK, CA 94560 Assessor’s Parcel No. 092A-0779-051-00 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 not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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 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# 3840855 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2004085# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100107658 Title Order No. 10-8-411955 Investor/ Insurer No. 1705472251 APN No. 092A-2552-055 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/15/2007. 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 ALBERTO HERNANDEZ AND SUSANA HERNANDEZ, dated 11/15/2007 and recorded 11/27/07, as Instrument No. 2007403417, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 01/11/2011 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: 6141 ROCKROSE DRIVE, 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 $434,088.52. 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 encum-

brances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/08/2010 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# FNMA3820789 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010, 12/28/2010 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2004064# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 4373598 TS No.: CA1000192812 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:463 -0102-012-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/12/06. 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 January 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 10/18/06, as Instrument No. 2006389864, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of California. Executed by: RAMON A. VARGAS AND ARLENE VARGAS ,. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the Fallon Street emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St., Oakland, CA. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 463 -0102-012-00.The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 30675 TIDEWATER DR, UNION CITY, CA 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $905,746.19. 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. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 12/03/10, First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers -- FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916) 939-0772. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC May be Acting as a Debt Collector Attempting to Collect a Debt. Any Information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0171275 12/14/10, 12/21/10, 12/28/10 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-2003039# TSG No.: 4524481 TS No.: CA1000209389 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 475-0153-045 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/28/2010 at 12:00 P.M., First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC f/k/a First American LoanStar Trustee Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 03/01/2006 as Instrument No. 2006076925, in book, page, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of California. Executed by: MELVIN A. MORALES AND MARILYN M. MORALES, HUSBAND AND WIFE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) *12:00 P.M. ON THE STEPS 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: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 475-0153-045 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2625 TEAL LANE, UNION CITY, CA 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $430,108.00. 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. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of Record. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC f/k/a First American LoanStar Trustee Services, 3 First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 Date: 12/ 01/2010 Authorized Signature DeeAnn GregoryFOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-480-5690. www.tacforeclosures.com/ sales First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC f/k/a First American LoanStar Trustee Services, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. TAC: 921900 PUB: 12/07; 12/14; 12/21/10. 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001814# Trustee Sale No. 09-16952 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT DATED 11/9/2009. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/28/2010 at 12:00 PM., Allied Trustee Services, (Trustee) under and pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment, recorded on 11/12/2009 as Instrument 2009357403 Book - - Page - - of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, property owned by: Narinder Singh Randhawa will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at: At the Fallon St emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St. Oakland, CA all right, title and interest under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment in the property situated in said County, describing the land therein: A.P.N.: 475-0157-053 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 32648 Brenda Way #2, Union City, CA 94587 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment, with interest thereon, as provided in said notice, advances, if any, estimated fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee. The

estimate total amount of the unpaid balance at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $9,909.55 property will be sold subject to the right of redemption. The claimant, Edgebrook Manor Homeowners Association under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 11/2/2010 Allied Trustee Services Nicole Thornsberry, Authorized Signature For Sales Information Please Call: (714) 573-1965 Allied Trustee Services 990 Reserve Drive, Suite 208, Roseville CA 95678 (800) 220-5454 P774503 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001667# Trustee Sale No.: 20090159910873 Title Order No.: 090782547 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 8/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDex West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 09/07/2006 as Instrument No. 2006339593 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California. Executed By: Jeff Paiva, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 12/27/2010 Time of Sale: 12:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon St emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St. Oakland, CA Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 32246 Crest Lane, Union City, CA 94587 APN#: 475-0167-031-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $558,351.41. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Priority Posting & Publishing 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting.com NDex West, LLC as Trustee Dated: 11/30/2010 NDex West, LLC may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P776015 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001666# TS # CA-10-384310-RM Order # 100526894CA-BFO NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/13/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): Beth Dianne Howell , an unmarried woman Recorded: 04/27/2007 as Instrument No. 2007166218 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2011 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: $413,213.43 The purported property address is: 3503 Ellery Common Fremont, CA 94538 Assessors Parcel No. 525-1663-103- 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. P776133 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001665# Trustee Sale No. 741747CA Loan No. 0083518308 Title Order No. 100254279-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/21/2004. 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 12/28/2010 at 12:00 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07/01/2004, Book , Page , Instrument 2004301056, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Arnold Valdecanas and Pricelle Valdecanas, 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: 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: $546,003.35 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4337 Nicolet

Avenue Fremont, CA 94536 APN Number: 5430398-030-00 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: 12/1/2010 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 MailStop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P776161 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001664# TS # CA-09-334442-TC Order # 090889250CA-DCI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/5/2008. 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 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): Muhammed R Husain and Naghmana Hashim husband and wife Recorded: 03/11/2008 as Instrument No. 2008087625 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2011 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: $423,338.06 The purported property address is: 5080 Brian Ct Fremont, CA 94538 Assessors Parcel No. 525-0969-063-00 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 OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758. 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: (877) 908-4357 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. P776589 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001663# Trustee Sale No.: 20100159901228 Title Order No.: 100186721 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/ 16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDex West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/22/2006 as Instrument No. 2006106424 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California. Executed By: Romulo M. Olano and Teresita M. Olano, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 12/27/2010 Time of Sale: 12:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon St. emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse 1225 Fallon St., Oakland, CA. Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4634 Carmen Way, Union City, California 94587 APN#: 483-0106-068-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $619,882.94. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Priority Posting & Publishing, Inc. 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714573-1965 www.priorityposting.com NDex West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/01/2010 NDex West, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P777003 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001661# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100111360 Title Order No. 10-8-417201 APN No. 475-0167-085 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/13/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MANUEL E. MOYA, JR., AN UNMARRIED MAN dated 04/13/ 2007 and recorded 04/23/07, as Instrument No. 2007158479, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County State of California, will sell on 01/04/2011 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


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PUBLIC NOTICES 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: 2552 CORONATION DRIVE, UNION CITY, CA, 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $649,289.72. 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 with out 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 at provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon at provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 12/04/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 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 # 1006.119581 12/07, 12/14, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001624# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 742461CA Loan No. 3017780267 Title Order No. 100323644-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-24-2007. 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 12-28-2010 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-06-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007211434, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: ABEGAL DALMAN AND JULIUS DALMAN, 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: THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET , OAKLAND, CA Legal Description: LOT 8, AS SAID LOT IS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF ‘’TRACT 3191, CASA VERDE UNIT NO. 6, CITY OF UNION CITY, COUNTY OF ALAMEDA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA’’, FILED APRIL 2, 1971, IN BOOK 67 OF MAPS, PAGES 13 TO, 14, INCLUSIVE, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF ALAMEDA COUNTY. EXCEPTING THEREFROM ‘’ALL MINERALS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING UNDER A PLANE 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO ENTER INTO AND DRILL THROUGH SAID PROPERTY BELOW SAID PLANE, FROM OTHER PROPERTY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRODUCING, EXTRACTING AND TAKING THEREFROM ALL SUCH MINERALS, OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES’’, AS GRANTED IN THE DEEP TO GREENWOOD SALES CO., RECORDED APRIL 2, 1971, ON REEL 2820, IMAGE 391, OFFICIAL RECORDS, INSTRUMENT NO. 37790. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $567,665.07 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 3178 SAN RAFAEL WAY UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN Number: 4830047-021-00 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 email; by face to face meeting. DATE: 12-01-2010 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. 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# 3832817 12/07/2010, 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001509# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 2726-40 Loan No. 628500332 Title Order No. 800002547 APN 901-0185-049 and 901-0185050 TRA No. 11033 and 11007 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/20/2008. 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 12/28/2010 at 12: 30PM, CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY, a California corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on 09/03/2008 as Document No. 2008267629 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Tasann Ting Group, a California corporation, as Trustor, in favor of Cathay Bank, a California Banking Corp., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: PARCEL 2, PARCEL MAP 7552, FILED JULY 20, 2000, BOOK 252 OF PARCEL MAPS, PAGE 48, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. Beneficiary Phone: (626) 279-3642 Beneficiary: CATHAY BANK, A CALIFORNIA BANKING CORP., ATTN: TOM NGUYEN, SPECIAL ASSET DEPARTMENT, 9650 FLAIR DRIVE, 2nd FLOOR, EL MONTE, CA 91731 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 39889 Eureka Drive, 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 made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $17,236,889.20 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than their full credit bid. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for

Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. SALE LINE PHONE NUMBER: (714) 259-7850 or (714) 730-2727 DATE: 11/29/2010 CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY FORECLOSURE DEPARTMENT 560 E. HOSPITALITY LANE SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408 (909) 884-0448 Teresa M. Drake, Asst. Vice President ASAP# 3831060 12/07/2010, 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001494# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-09313431-CL Order #: 090657113-CA-LPO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/29/2006. 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): JOJO CAYABYAB AND CHARLIE CAYABYAB HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/7/2006 as Instrument No. 2006448465 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2011 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: $628,449.13 The purported property address is: 5919 WOODBINE PL NEWARK, CA 94560 Assessor’s Parcel No. 092A-2593-033-00 092A-2593-033 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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# 3830345 12/07/2010, 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001360# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. T1063204-CA / APN: 486-0057-049 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-27-2005. 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. 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: MIAN NAEEMUDDIN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. P.O. BOX 16128, TUCSON, AZ 85732-6128 866-7029658 Recorded 08-04-2005 as Instrument No. 2005331831 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, Date of Sale:12-28-2010 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: AT THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $449,839.33 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 33728 DARTMOUTH AVENUE UNION CITY, CA 94587 A.P.N.: 4860057-049 Legal Description: LOT 4, BLOCK F, AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN MAP ENTITLED, ‘’TRACT 2137’’, FILED JUNE 14, 1968, IN BOOK 42 OF MAPS, PAGE 15, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. 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 AGENCY SALES AND POSTING at WWW.FIDELITYASAP.COM or 714-730-2727 REINSTATEMENT LINE: 866-702-9658 Date: 1207-2010 CR Title Services, Inc. P.O. BOX 16128 TUCSON, AZ 85732-6128 STEPHANIE ABCEDE, TRUSTEE SPECIALIST ASAP# 3833939 12/07/ 2010, 12/14/2010, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001348# Trustee Sale No. 14461CA Loan No. 1007567108 Title Order No. 100102719-CA-GSI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/13/2006. 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 12/28/2010 at 12:00 PM, MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04/21/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006157169 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Melesio Sanchez, a married man as his sole and separate property as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Mason-Mcduffin Mortgage Corporation, 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 convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the notes (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: $491,138.48 The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 1960 Tulane Street , Union City, CA 94587 APN Number: 486-0054-045-00 See Declaration, as required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54, attached hereto and made a part hereof. CALIFORNIA FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ACT DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE (California Civil Code § 2923.54(a)) The undersigned mortgage loan servicer hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follows: [ ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. Therefore, the mortgage loan servicer has waited an additional 90 days before giving notice of sale as required by Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a). [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. [ ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a) does not apply because: [ ] The loan was not recorded between January 1, 2003 and January 1, 2008. [ ] The loan is not secured by residential real property. [ ] The loan is not secured by a first priority mortgage or deed of trust. [ ] The borrower did not occupy the property as his/her principal residence when the loan became delinquent. [ ] The loan was made, purchased or serviced by (1) a California state or local public housing agency or authority, including state or local housing finance agencies established under Division 31 of the Cal. Health & Safety Code and Chapter 6 of the Cal. Military & Veterans Code, or (2) the loan is collateral for securities purchased by any such California state or local public housing agency or authority. [ ] The borrower has surrendered the property as evidenced by either a letter confirming the surrender or delivery of the keys to the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent. [ ] The borrower has contracted with someone whose primary business is advising people who have decided to leave their homes on how to extend the foreclosure process and avoid their loan obligations. [ ] The borrower has filed for bankruptcy, and the bankruptcy court has not entered an order closing or dismissing the bankruptcy case or granting relief from the automatic stay. OneWest Bank, FSB By: Vicki Brizendine ATTACHMENT TO NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 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: 11/24/2010 MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE, As Trustee 4675 Macarthur Court Suite 1540 Newport Beach CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 5731965 (702) 586-4500 PRIORITYPOSTING.COM Stephanie Farrell, Foreclosure Assistant MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P774250 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2001118# TSG No.: 4529658 TS No.: CA1000209749 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 483-0117-061 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/ 22/2007. 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 12/27/2010 at 12: 00 P.M., First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC f/k/a First American LoanStar Trustee Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 10/30/2007 as Instrument No. 2007378898, in book, page, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of California. Executed by: ANN BESS CHANCO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) *12:00 P.M. ON THE STEPS 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: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 483-0117-061 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 30954 RANDALL COURT, UNION CITY, CA 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $671,053.72. 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. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of Record. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC f/k/a First American LoanStar Trustee Services, 3 First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 Date: 12/04/ 2010Authorized Signature DeeAnn Gregory- FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-480-5690. www.tacforeclosures.com/ sales First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC f/k/a First American LoanStar Trustee Services, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. TAC: 920752 PUB: 12/07; 12/14; 12/21/10. 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-2000906# Trustee Sale No.: 20100169811206 Title Order No.: 100531764 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/ 23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDex West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/30/2006 as Instrument No. 2006251974 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California. Executed By: Susie M. Kramer, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 12/27/2010 Time of Sale: 12:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon St. emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St., Oakland, CA. Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3439 Pennsylvania Ave, Fremont, California 94536 APN#: 501-1594-05700 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $332,679.26. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and

delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Priority Posting & Publishing, Inc. 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting.com NDex West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/03/2010 NDex West, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P772506 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/2010 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/10 CNS-1998480# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H516466 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0031628126/ OLIVER Investor No: 0031628126 Min No: 100259207010024724 AP #1: 087-0094-039-00 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: MARK D. OLIVER, LINDA OLIVER Recorded February 8, 2007 as Instr. No. 2007066090 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded September 10, 2010 as Instr. No. 2010-263489 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED JANUARY 31, 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. 114 WENDY COURT, UNION CITY, CA 94587 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: JANUARY 4, 2011, AT 12:00 P.M. *AT THE FALLON STREET EMERGENCY EXIT OF THE ALAMEDA COUNTY COURTHOUSE 1225 FALLON STREET OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $512,181.57. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: December 11, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary JOANNA L. DEVELASCO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 921564 PUB: 12/14/10, 12/21/10, 12/28/10 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/10 CNS-1997259# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10383059-AL Order #: 100514927-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/26/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): OAHN V. TRAN , A MARRIED WOMAN AND KENNY HWA , AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 11/2/2005 as Instrument No. 2005472774 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/27/2010 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: $261,229.06 The purported property address is: 235 ENTRADA PLAZA UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessor’s Parcel No. 087-0033-124 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: 714-730-2727 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# 3804148 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1996486# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA10-381515-VF Order #: 556052 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/20/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly

appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DEBORAH J LOELOFF, AND BURTON A LOELOFF, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 1/26/2005 as Instrument No. 2005031398 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2011 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: $360,629.36 The purported property address is: 2628 GREAT ARBOR WAY UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessor’s Parcel No. 475-0176-067-00 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 not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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 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# 3803521 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1996446# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10382555-VF Order # 100511659-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/22/2008. 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): VILMA A. TAPIA , AN UNMARRIED PERSON Recorded: 2/21/2008 as Instrument No. 2008062685 in book xxx, page xxx 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: $453,813.59 The purported property address is: 3172 SAN GABRIEL WAY UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 483-0042-092-00 483-0042-092 483 004209200 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 11/29/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3800192 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1996393# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015008426 Title Order No.: 100511344 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/20/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/26/2004 as Instrument No. 2004339617 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: LOURDES S YAP, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 12/20/2010 TIME OF SALE: 12:30 PM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET, OAKLAND, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6106 CIVIC TERRACE AVENUE #A, NEWARK, CALIFORNIA 94560 APN#: 092A-1045-136 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable


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PUBLIC NOTICES estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $272,995.41. 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. NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 11/27/2010 ASAP# 3814116 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1996383# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100169806127 Title Order No.: 100329938 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/11/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/25/2005 as Instrument No. 2005459381 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JOHN G. GRAY AND SANDRA G. FLORES AND MARY GARY, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 12/20/2010 TIME OF SALE: 12:30 PM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET, OAKLAND, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6105 CASTILLON DRIVE, NEWARK, CALIFORNIA 94560 APN#: 92A-616-49 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $528,808.37. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 11/26/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3813263 11/ 30/2010, 12/07/2010, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1996376# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100099304 Title Order No. 10-8-386714 Investor/ Insurer No. 1703419178 APN No. 901-0193-074 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/27/2007. 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 LEW E WADE, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND BRYAN M WADE, AN UNMARRIED MAN AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/27/2007 and recorded 03/02/07, as Instrument No. 2007091373, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 12/28/2010 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: 6362 BUENA VISTA DRIVE, UNIT 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. 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 $418,481.86. 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: 11/27/2010 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# FNMA3807990 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1996374# Trustee Sale No. 441924CA Loan No. 3013752062 Title Order No. 392049 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/8/2007. 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 12/21/2010 at 12:00 PM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05/15/ 2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007186754 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Roberto S Herrera and, Jeanine S Herrera, husband and wife as community property, 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: $389,236.32 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4005 Malva Terrace, Fremont, CA 94536 APN Number: 543-0394-13800 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: 11/24/2010 See attached Exhibit Exhibit Declaration Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 2597850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com 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 P773953 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1996017# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale # CA0854449 Loan# 5100103588 Order # 090608031 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/14/2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/21/2010 at 12:30PM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/29/2006 as Document No. 2006438564 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, CALIFORNIA, executed by, BASKARAN SUBBIAH AND UMA SOMASUNDARAM, as Trustor, ASTORIA FEDERAL MORTGAGE CORP., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: AT THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE OF THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET, OAKLAND,CA The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. 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 describing the land therein: APN # 087-0102-034-00 AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 34768 CHESAPEAKE DRIVE, UNION CITY, CA 94587 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 Trustee’s Sale is: $761,352.63 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. See Exhibit “A” attached hereto and made a part hereof. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: X Servicer

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does hereby state that 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 of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 ? Does X Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 11/30/2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC., DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CLARISA GASTELUM, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER TRUSTEE CORPS 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)730-2727, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 RPRequests@trusteecorps.com ASAP# 3821499 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1995729# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10383080-AL Order #: 100515016-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/27/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ELIDA CARRANZA , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 5/11/2007 as Instrument No. 2007184540 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/27/2010 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: $569,467.09 The purported property address is: 36920 MULBERRY ST NEWARK, CA 94560 Assessor’s Parcel No. 092-0029-023 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: 714-730-2727 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# 3804186 11/30/2010, 12/07/2010, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1995394# TS # CA-10-380751-RM Order # 100493142CA-GTI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/9/1998. 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 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): Christopher Hongtu Li, a married man, as his sole and separate property Recorded: 12/18/1998 as Instrument No. 98444216 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California; Date of Sale: 12/27/2010 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: $172,171.87 The purported property address is: 5671 Spry Common Fremont, CA 94538 Assessors Parcel No. 531-0241-204 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 Chase Home Finance LLC 800 Brooksedge Boulevard Westerville OH 43081. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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. P773196 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1994430# Trustee Sale No. 16546CA Loan No. 3003055526 Title Order No. 100504104-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/6/2005. 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 12/21/2010 at 12:00 PM MTDS, Inc., a California Corporation DBA Meridian Trust Deed Service as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05/13/ 2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005199186 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Ricky Barber And Vilma Barber, husband and wife, as joint tenants, as Trustor, First Federal Bank Of California, a federally chartered savings bank, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the 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: $374,845.34 The Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 5583 Magnolia Terrace, Fremont, CA 94538 APN Number: 531-0040-105-00 See Declaration, as required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54, attached hereto and made a part hereof. California Foreclosure Prevention Act Declaration Of Compliance (California Civil Code § 2923.54(a)) The undersigned mortgage loan servicer hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follows: [ ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. Therefore, the mortgage loan servicer has waited an additional 90 days before giving notice of sale as required by Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a). [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. [ ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a) does not apply because: [ ] The loan was not recorded between January 1, 2003 and January 1, 2008. [ ] The loan is not secured by residential real property. [ ] The loan is not secured by a first priority mortgage or deed of trust. [ ] The borrower did not occupy the property as his/her principal residence when the loan became delinquent. [ ] The loan was made, purchased or serviced by (1) a California state or local public housing agency or authority, including state or local housing finance agencies established under Division 31 of the Cal. Health & Safety Code and Chapter 6 of the Cal. Military & Veterans Code, or (2) the loan is collateral for securities purchased by any such California state or local public housing agency or authority. [ ] The borrower has surrendered the property as evidenced by either a letter confirming the surrender or delivery of the keys to the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent. [ ] The borrower has contracted with someone whose primary business is advising people who have decided to leave their homes on how to extend the foreclosure process and avoid their loan obligations. [ ] The borrower has filed for bankruptcy, and the bankruptcy court has not entered an order closing or dismissing the bankruptcy case or granting relief from the automatic stay. OneWest Bank, FSB By: Vicki Brizendine Attachment To Notice of Trustee’s Sale 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: 11/29/2010 MTDS, Inc., a California Corporation DBA Meridian Trust Deed Service, as Trustee Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 (702) 586-4500 PRIORITYPOSTING.COM Stephanie Farrell, Foreclosure Assistant Meridian Trust Deed Service 4675 Macarthur Court Suite 1540 Newport Beach CA 92660 MTDS, Inc., a California Corporation DBA Meridian Trust Deed Service is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

P770557 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1991165# Trustee Sale No.: 20100169810838 Title Order No.: 559250 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/ 31/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDex West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/15/2007 as Instrument No. 2007301092 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California. Executed By: Edward M. Gallagher And Sunshine M. Gallagher, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 12/20/2010 Time of Sale: 12:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon St emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St. Oakland, CA. Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5567 Magnolia Terrace, Fremont, California 94538 APN#: 531-0040-113-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $250,304.70. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Priority Posting & Publishing, Inc. 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714573-1965 www.priorityposting.com NDex West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 11/28/2010 NDex West, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P770353 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2010 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1990033# TS #: CA-10-378466-AB Order #: 4510568 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/27/2005. 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. 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): HORACIO GUTIERREZ AND YAJAIRA CUEVAS HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/7/2005 as Instrument No. 2005281625 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/21/2010 at 12:00:00 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: $354,100.69 The purported property address is: 32030 ARYA COURT UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessor’s Parcel No. 483-0073-174 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 Nationstar Mortgage LLC 350 Highland 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: 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 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. 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/10 CNS-1988301#

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goal in the final frame. “That’s always been our goal, I wasn’t aware of that,” Borghi admitted. Reed finished with a gamehigh 19 points; De Leon had 13 of her own. “(Reed) definitely earned it, it was nice to see her have the kind of game she did tonight,” Borghi said. He also went on to comment about De Leon’s game. “(De Leon) finds a way to make plays despite her size,” he said of his 5’2” guard who was making impressive defensive plays all night. Logan finished out the week by finishing off Heritage High on Saturday, 40-31. They now stand at 6-0. The Fillies will continue to open the doors to their home court for another four straight games. Presentation High will try to topple Logan’s hot streak on Tuesday at 7 p.m. PIONEER 51, NEWARK ME-

MORIAL 32 After narrowly escaping the first round of the Monte Vista Invitational with a 51-47 against San Jose High, the Lady Cougars could not muster any offense in their second round contest against Pioneer High, also from San Jose. Even with sophomore standout Taylor Norman going for 21 points and six rebounds and Taylor Presley helping with 11 points, the Newark offense sputtered after the first quarter. From the second quarter on, the Lady Cougars could not break into double digits. However, a chance for redemption is right around the corner. Newark (4-2) will be back on their home court to play a lowly Milpitas High team on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. CASTRO VALLEY 48, MISSION SAN JOSE 50 The girls from James Logan

aren’t the only Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) team to begin the year red hot. The Lady Warriors checked Castro Valley High off the schedule for their fifth consecutive win. Prior to their match-up with the Lady Trojans, MSJ’s strength has been the stable play of their defense. Through five games thus far, Mission has surrendered a mere 34.2 points a game. The defense showed up again on Saturday, Dec. 11, when they held Piedmont High in check, 49-37. This win notches Mission (7-0) ahead of Logan (6-0) in the MVAL. Up next on the calendar is a Dec. 16 travel game to play Antioch High. WASHINGTON 39, ALAMEDA 50 The Lady Huskies dropped to 2-3 in their 2010 campaign. After leading in the first quarter, Washington was unable to supply a response for the sting of the Lady

Hornets. Their 39-point total was the lowest since their season opener against Livermore High in which they scored 35. Despite the negative outcome of the game, the Lady Huskies had some bright spots. Junior Chessie Santeramo and freshman Brianna Booker had 16 points each. To go along with her 16point clip, Booker was 50 percent from the field and collected six boards. Up next on the schedule will be another tough test for the Lady Huskies. They will try to defend their home court against a Dougherty Valley High team that is currently riding a five game winning streak and averaging 62.6 points per game. Tip-off is set for Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. For a complete look at the scores in MVAL girls hoops, log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports website at http://sports.tricityvoice.com.


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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 December 7, 2010 Ceremonial Items: Certify election results and recognize the contributions of outgoing Councilmember Wieckowski who will represent the 20th Assembly District in the State Legislature at Sacramento. Oath of Office administered to incumbents Anu Natarajan and Bill Harrison who were both reelected. Consent Calendar: Approve summary vacation of public utility easement at Hastings St. and Capitol Ave. Approve appraisal service contract amendment for $50,000 with Hulberg and Associates, Inc. for Warren/Mission Truck/Rail program. Execute an agreement with Alameda Co. Health Services with Family Resource Center to receive $100,000. Public Comment: Comments on water quality by Wynn Gercich Reminder to council and citizens by Michael McNevin of the Train of Lights between Niles and Sunol, Holiday Home Tour in Niles, Music on the Sidewalks in Niles and a special benefit concert at the Niles Café on December 9. Public Finance Authority and City Council: Propose issuance of 2010 Variable Rate Demand Certificates of Participation to finance Police Building retrofit, major maintenance of other city buildings and replacement of approximately 10% of city street lights with LED. Principal amount not-to-exceed $17,500,000. Other Business: Report on discussions with Cargill Salt regarding transportation issues and their impact on the General Plan Update EIR. Council Referrals: Discussion and action to fill council vacancy. It was decided to use a similar process of applications and interviews and a weighted vote if necessary to fill Ex-Councilmember Wieckowski’s seat. Applications will be accepted until Monday, December 13 at 12 p.m. A special council meeting may be called December 15, 16 or 17 if necessary for interviews. January 3, 2011 may also be designated as a special council meeting for this process, if necessary. Target date to seat a new councilmember is January 4, 2011. Discussion of a proposed interview schedule, if necessary, will be held at the December 14 council meeting. Mayor Bob Wasserman Aye Vice Mayor Suzanne Lee Chan Aye Anu Natarajan Aye Bill Harrison Aye

Hayward City Council December 7, 2010 Business Recognition Award for December 2010 presented to Costco Wholesale. Work Session Update on Police Department’s Strategic Plan. Consent Approved minutes of Special City Council/Library Commission meeting on November 9, 2010. 5 YES votes, 1 ABSTENSION (Sweeney). Quirk absent. Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract in the maximum amount of $236,000 with the Government Finance Officers Association in the evaluation and selection of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. In September 2009, Council approved a Technology Strategic Plan part of which is the replacement of the current financial system, which does not interface satisfactorily with some of the City’s other systems, with an ERP system. Authorized City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with TJKM Transportation Consultants for traffic signal timing design services in the maximum amount of $100,000 for Tennyson Rd., Hesper-

ian Blvd. and Winton Ave. The Alameda County Transportation Commission has approved grant applications totaling $614,000 for this project as part of the Transportation for Clean Air Program. The City will place the monies in the Transportation System Improvement Fund. Public Hearing Establishment of Underground District No. 29 to inter overhead wiring along Mission Blvd. from A St. to the north City limit. Establishment Underground District No. 30 to inter overhead wiring along Mission Blvd. from 700 ft. south of Arrowhead Way to the south city limit. Legislative Business Amended Municipal Code 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. Hours of operation for all uses will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 4 YES and 2 NO votes (Sweeney and Henson). Public Comments David Levingston, Samuel Gomez, Scarlett Cervera, Jessica Martinez, Ka-

rina Lara and Agustin Andrade spoke in support of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Passage of the Dream Act onto the statute books relies on Congress and the President. Members of Hayward City Council can urge Congressman Pete Stark, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Senators Boxer and Feinstein to support the proposed legislation but cannot vote directly on the issue. Councilman Francisco Zermeno suggested Council adopt of a resolution of support for the Dream Act at a future meeting. The City Manager will arrange an item for the agenda. Jim Drake spoke about the lack of clarity for the proposed noise ordinance and urged anyone occupying property adjacent to commercial property to attend a community-outreach meeting on the matter. City Clerk Miriam Lens included a letter of complaint from Hayward resident Jason Moreno to Waste Management as part of the record. Mayor Michael Sweeney – Yes Barbara Halliday – Yes Olden Henson – Yes Marvin Peixoto – Yes Bill Quirk – Absent Mark Salinas – Yes Francisco Zermeno - Yes

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Chinese move to cool economy weighs on markets unify debt markets across the region. They rather hope that the European Central Bank’s purchases of eurozone government bonds and individual nations’ austerity measures will be enough to regain market confidence. The effects of the debt crisis continue, however. Moody’s warned on Friday that it is considering a downgrade of Portuguese banks’ credit ratings. On Thursday, Fitch ratings agency dropped Ireland’s credit-risk score three notches to BBB-plus, citing the country’s massive bailout as an admission that its debt crisis was worse than advertised.

Looking ahead, traders waited to see whether a tax compromise brokered by the White House and Republicans will pass the Democratic-controlled House. That also helped make investors cautious in Asia, where Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock average closed down 0.7 percent to 10,211.95. South Korea’s Kospi slipped 0.1 percent to 1,986.14 after jumping 1.7 percent the previous day. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropped less than 0.1 percent to 23,162.91 and benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia also fell. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fluctuated

in and out of negative territory before closing up 0.1 percent at 4,745.90. India’s benchmark also rose. In currencies, the dollar was up at 83.88 yen from 83.71 yen Thursday night in New York. The euro was down at $1.3216 from $1.3233. Benchmark oil for January delivery was down 2 cents at $88.35 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract added 9 cents to settle at $88.37 on Thursday. —-ALEX KENNEDY IN SINGAPORE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT.


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ney across a visually stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

Yogi Bear Starring: Dan Aykroyd Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris Rated PG for some mild rude humor

Gulliver’s Travels

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks

Gulliver’s Travels Starring: Jack Black, Emily Blunt and Jason Segel Rated PG for brief rude humor, mild language and action. Jack Black is bigger than ever… as Gulliver, a perpetual underachiever and wannabe travel writer at a New York newspaper. When he finally makes an effort to actually venture out of the city to write a travel piece, a storm-tossed voyage lands him on an island inhabited by tiny folks called Lilliputians. After a rocky be-

Yogi Bear

Jellystone Park has been losing business, so greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut it down and sell the land. That means families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors - and, even worse, Yogi and Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they’ve ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is “smarter than the average bear” as he and Boo Boo join forces with their old nemesis Ranger Smith to find a way to save Jellystone Park from closing forever.

Tron: Legacy Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language.

Tron: Legacy

into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death jour-

ginning, the gargantuan Gulliver becomes an inspiration to his new six-inch-tall friends. He brings them modern-day wonders like a PDA and music video game while they help him kick it old-school during his travels through this unforgettable world.

Holiday Lights

PHOTO COURTESY OF KATE AMON During the holiday season, many members of the community have decorated their homes for others to admire. The following is an abbreviated list of some noteworthy efforts; please email tricityvoice@aol.com for additional listing suggestions. Crippsmas Place (Cripps Pl., Wellington Place, Nicolet Ave., and surrounding neighborhood), Fremont Espada Ct., Fremont 38643 Glencoe Dr., Fremont La Purissima Pl., Fremont 38474 Logan Drive, Fremont 36316 Perkins St., Fremont Zacate Pl., Fremont 24830 Arvilla Ln., Hayward 7839 Hazelnut Dr., Newark Queen Anne Ct., Union City

Wall-E, Horton the Elephant, and More (in Laverne Metzger’s yard on Wellington Place)

Holiday grants announced SUBMITTED BY KYLEIGH KENT

days a bit brighter for families in our communities.”

remont Bank Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the Bay Area’s Fremont Bank, recently announced the recipients of their fifth annual holiday grant program. Each November, the Fremont Bank Foundation awards 25 nonprofit organizations with $1,000 each. The funding will help the organizations provide food and basic necessities to a greater number of individuals and families in the Bay Area. “Fremont Bank Foundation is proud to support these worthy organizations and to help in their efforts to provide meals and important services to our neighbors,” says Hattie Hyman Hughes, president of Fremont Bank Foundation. “The need is greater than ever this year, and we are happy to help make the holi-

The following 25 agencies will each receive a $1,000 grant from the Fremont Bank Foundation:

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Abode Services – South and East Alameda County Axis Community Health Foundation – Pleasanton Carmel Foundation – Carmel Centerville Free Dining Room – Fremont Centro de Servicios – Union City Davis Street Family Resource Center – San Leandro Food Bank for Monterey County Groceries for Seniors – San Francisco International Orphan Relief Foundation – Brentwood Kidango, Inc. – various counties LIFE ElderCare, Inc. – Fremont Martha’s Kitchen – San Jose Open Heart Kitchen – Livermore

Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments – Fremont Spectrum Community Services, Inc. – Hayward St. Vincent de Paul Society of Alameda County St. Vincent de Paul Society of Contra Costa County The Salvation Army Hayward/San Leandro/Castro Valley Corps The Salvation Army Tri-Cities Corps Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center – Union City/Hayward Tri-City Free Breakfast Program – Fremont Tri-City Health Center – Fremont Tri-City Volunteers – Fremont Tri-Valley Haven – Livermore Viola Blythe Community Service Center – Newark

For more information about Fremont Bank, visit www.fremontbank.com.

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Obituaries John “Jack” Turner RESIDENT OF SAN JOSE September 22, 1926 – December 3, 2010

Scott A. Mitchell RESIDENT OF FREMONT March 15, 1967 – November 29, 2010

Anthony “Tony” Bettencourt RESIDENT OF FREMONT January 13, 1916 – December 1, 2010

Donald J. Andrade “Pops” RESIDENT OF FREMONT October 2, 1930 – December 9, 2010

Dennis Joe Ommert RESIDENT OF FREMONT December 10, 1944 – December 9, 2010

Kirk L. Collins RESIDENT OF FREMONT February 8, 1955 – December 9, 2010

Jayantilal Patel RESIDENT OF FREMONT May 8, 1931 – December 11, 2010

Vera Koshmieder RESIDENT OF SAN JOSE June 12, 1918 – December 9, 2010

Alvirda Hyman RESIDENT OF FREMONT June 24, 1919 – December 04, 2010

Nuncia M. Torres RESIDENT OF UNION CITY November 1, 1922 – November 18, 2010

June DuCoty RESIDENT OF FREMONT May 27, 1920 – November 18, 2010

Olivia S. Perez RESIDENT OF FREMONT March 29, 1919 – November 19, 2010

Bob B. Polehla RESIDENT OF FREMONT September 15, 1932 – November 22, 2010

Glenn J. Wilson RESIDENT OF FREMONT February 5, 1934 – November 23, 2010

Jean Carrillo RESIDENT OF FREMONT November 15, 1926 – November 24, 2010

Kenneth Noia

Berge • Pappas • Smith

RESIDENT OF FREMONT December 4, 1949 – December 9, 2010

Chapel of the Angels

Jose R. De Leon, Sr. RESIDENT OF SAN PABLO March 4, 1927 – December 8, 2010

(510) 656-1226 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

Fremont

Chapel of the Roses (510) 797-1900 1940 Peralta Blvd., Fremont

New Chipotle restaurant opens in Union City SUBMITTED BY ANDREA JACKSON Chipotle Mexican Grill is the newest addition to Union Landing Shopping Center, Union City, and opens Thursday, December 16, daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant is committed to sourcing 50 percent of at least one of its produce items from small and mid-sized local farms. Among other items, the new Union City Chipotle will source cilantro and romaine lettuces from Taylor Farms (Salinas) and jalapenos from Abbate Farms (Merced).

Americans’ wealth grows, lifting hopes for economy continued from page 12

Last quarter, the value of households’ stock portfolios reached $7.8 trillion. That’s an increase of nearly 14 percent from the AprilJune quarter. In Naugatuck, Conn., David Savage, 51, a manager of a demolition equipment company and a married father of two teenagers, has seen his family’s net worth rise about 5 percent in the past year. The increase is due mostly to investment gains from mutual funds. “I am happy to see my mutual funds finally recovering from some horrible returns over the last couple of years,” Savage said. The value of Savage’s 401(k) account has risen, largely because of his employer’s contributions. Yet his family’s net worth is still well below where it stood before the financial crisis. Even so, Savage plans to put some of his money to work in the stock market. “I’m looking at it as buying at a discount,’’ he said. Driven by its strongest September since 1939, the stock market’s performance last quarter was by far its best quarterly showing in a year.

The Standard & Poor’s 500, a broad gauge of the market’s performance, jumped 10.7 percent. The last quarter to produce a higher return was the July-September period of 2009 - midway through a 13-month bull rally when the S&P 500 soared about 17 percent. It all translates into more money for the roughly half of U.S. households that own stocks or stock mutual funds. Stock values gained $1.4 trillion in value during the quarter as measured by the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index. And they’ve recovered $1.2 trillion more since Sept. 30. About $15 trillion is invested in U.S. stocks, based on the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index. The current quarter is further buoying hopes for the economy because stocks have so far risen 8 percent, with three weeks left in the year. As much as savings were shrunk by the market’s plunge in 2008 and early 2009, most investors are whole again in their retirement ac-

counts - thanks to higher stock prices and their continued investment in the accounts. According to estimates by Jack VanDerhei of the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 86 percent of people with 401(k) retirement savings plans now have more money in their accounts than at the market peak in October 2007. That figure doesn’t tell the whole story, though. Recovery has been much slower for older workers, who lost more in the downturn. Nearly a third of workers with 20 or more years in retirement plans still have less money in their accounts than they did three years ago, according to the EBRI’s data. The S&P 500 remains 21 percent below its 2007 highs. Still, many analysts foresee higher stock prices as the economy improves further. “We expect household net worth to keep its momentum,” said Gregory Daco, senior economist at IHS Global Insight. ``Financial gains should offset real estate losses resulting from lower

housing prices and very weak sales.’’ The stagnant values of homes and other real estate holdings are limiting the improvement in Americans’ wealth, the Fed’s report showed. The value of those holdings fell 3.7 percent last quarter. That followed a scant 0.5 percent rise in the prior three months. The outlook for housing remains dim. Homes are most people’s biggest asset. But their values are still depressed in many markets. Most economists expect home prices nationally to decline 5 percent to 10 percent by the middle of next year. In some markets, declines will likely be steeper. Most economists think consumer spending, led by the wealthy, will rise further in the months ahead. But they still don’t think most shoppers, especially low- and middle- income Americans, will spend lavishly. Shrunken home equity, scant wage gains and high unemployment will keep spending in check. More Americans are building up savings and paring debt. That’s

helping repair their personal finances. But it doesn’t help fuel the nation’s economic growth. Consumers saved 5.8 percent of their disposable income last quarter. That was down slightly from 6.2 percent in the April-June quarter. It’s still much higher than the 1percent-plus rates just before the financial crisis. People are steadily trimming debt. The Fed said overall household debt dipped to $13.4 trillion in the July-September period. That’s a 3.5 percent drop from a peak in early 2008 Households, on average, are carrying around $43,321 in debt, ranging from mortgages and credit cards to auto loans and home equity lines. Debt now accounts for 122 percent of Americans’ disposable income - down from a peak of 135 percent in late 2007. —Carpenter reported from Chicago. AP Business Writer Mark Jewell in Boston contributed to this report.

Planning Commission accomplishments 2010 BY SIMON WONG Milpitas Planning Commission considered and approved six highlights of 2010 for publication to the city’s website at its December 8, 2010 meeting. This is the second annual review of activities. Streamlined Planning Review Council adopted the Commission’s recommendation to change the Zoning Ordinance to streamline the review process for planning applications. Restaurants, video rental and other uses are no longer subject to a lengthy, conditional use permit process and are now reviewed administratively by staff, thus, creating

more time for the Commission to spend on other matters. Sign Ordinance Amendments The Planning Commission recommended amendments, which Council adopted, to the Sign Ordinance. There is now greater integration with the Zoning Ordinance in the form of a streamlined review process for sign proposals, a reformatted section within the Zoning Ordinance and the introduction of off-site electronic displays. A cohesive zoning ordinance creates efficiencies. Town Center Rezoning Council approved recommendations to re-zone more than 50 acres along East Calaveras Boule-

vard and Los Coches Street from Industrial and Highway Services to Town Center to create flexibility for future redevelopment and better use of existing properties. This action was taken in response to a request, by more than 50 percent of the property owners, to amend the zoning. Tour of Transit Area Opportunity Sites Planning Commissioners toured the Transit Area for a clearer idea of several future development sites, opportunities and constraints. Visiting the physical sites gives greater insight than examination of two-dimensional plans.

Milpitas Station Residential Project Council accepted and approved the Commission’s recommendation for a new 303-unit residential project within the Transit Area consisting of a mixture of town homes and small-lot single-family homes. McCandless Mixed Use Project Approval of a 1,300 dwelling unit and 75,000 sq. ft. mixed use, gateway project on 23 acres within the Transit Area Specific Plan. Inclusion of an Owners’ Participation Agreement ensures development of a grocery store and affordable housing. “These decisions improve effi-

ciencies in customer service and promote development based on trends in the Bay Area,” said Senior Planner Sheldon Ah Sing. “None of these achievements would have been possible without staff’s efforts,” added Planning Commission Chair Cliff Williams. In 2011, staff will schedule the development of single-family homes on a five-acre site, adjacent to the freeway, for the Planning Commission’s consideration. The proposed site is part of the recently re-zoned Town Center area. For more information, visit www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov


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WHAT’S HAPPENING’S TRI-CITY VOICE

Movie Review

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader REVIEW BY JENNIFER GAU It is a mystery why Edmund (Skandar Keynes), Lucy Pevensie (Georgie Henley), and their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter) are transported to the Dawn Treader, the great Narnian ship. Their royal friend King Caspian (Ben Barnes) did not summon them as he did previously. In any case, Edmund and Lucy are happy to be back in a world where they feel important. Directed by Michael Apted, the audience follows Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace through a tale of mystery as they look for the seven lost Lords of Narnia. It is only a combination of the Lords’ special swords that will banish the spell of an evil

mist plaguing Narnia. “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (1952) is the third book out of seven in the “Chronicles of Narnia” series by C.S. Lewis. These books are intended for an audience younger than Harry Potter fans, but both series have a lot in common. They’re both set in London, have seven books, and are filled with made-up fantasy words. The main characters also fight brave battles against evil. Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace all come face-to-face with their fears and weaknesses and embrace the wonders Narnia offers. Eustace bring comedic effect to the film, and undergoes the greatest change during their epic journey to find the seven Lords.

Visual effects bring their adventures to life through fighting magical creatures to basking in the guidance of their old friend, Aslan, the lion. However, the magical visual effects do not save the plot from feeling rushed and Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace’s problems appear to be solved without much effort or substance. “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” has the right amount of teamwork for the entire family to enjoy. If you can’t get enough of 3-D movies, this is another one to check out. Runtime: 1 hour 52 minutes Rated: PG

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