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January 11, 2011

BY JANET GRANT Harold Gray’s classic comic strip, “Little Orphan Annie” sprang to life on a Depression-era set at Ohlone College Jackson Theater Saturday night. StarStruck Theater opened its 16th season of its signature quality live theater with the Tony Awardwinning musical, “Annie.” Director and Producer Lori Stokes led a brilliant cast of over 60 children and teens throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, to a highly appreciative and jam-packed opening night house. Under the able baton of Music Director Nancy Godfrey, the19piece orchestra began a night of pure entertainment full of familiar tunes. Assistant Director and Choreographer Jeanne Batacan-

Harper did an amazing job with the almost non-stop action and toe-tapping numbers, including the biggies, “Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” and of course, “Tomorrow.” And before long, the audience was simply swept away by the terrific music. “Annie” is a timeless tale of a spunky little-redhead left on the doorstep of the Municipal Girls orphanage during the Great Depression. She suffers abuse under

the dastardly and often hungover Miss Hannigan, the “warden” of the orphanage until fate brings her for a two-week stay at the mansion of billionaire industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. StarStruck’s production of “Annie,” has everything a theatergoer could want - humor, pathos, darling kids, a nostalgic radio show, music you can sing along to, a really cute dog, and talent, talent, talent.

The energetic ensemble of orphans were amazing and set the tone of the entire musical from the very beginning with their “Hard Knock Life.” Eden Mercado as Molly was especially charming throughout the orphan numbers. And of course, nineyear old Grace Groeniger was absolutely wonderful as the title role continued on page 6

BY MONA SHAH Strategically located on the commercial routes between ized cultural circles that sponsor concerts, exhibitions (paintings, photographs), poetry contests, and courses in calligraphy, painting, music, and poetry. “The Afghan Art Show” showcases the talent of artist Abdul Shokoor Khusrawy, known simply as “Shokoor” who just arrived from Afghanistan. His art reflects the rich history of a proud people who survive even in these challenging times. Shokoor is known for his technique of using a pallet knife on oils to change the textures of his paintings, setting him apart from other artists. “My knife style is new, and while I use it in a new way, it is still a copy of impressionism art. Some techniques are from me, but when I see impressionism art, I get their colors, their composition, and use their style. When I work, I do not copy from them. Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Monet all used the knife on their art,” explains Shokoor. “The immediate goal of the exhibit is to draw attention to the forgotten Afghan art and history in order to bring the benefits and pleasures of the arts to more people, especially children who might never otherwise experience the beauty of the Afghan art” states Jelani Khusrawy, the artists brother. The exhibit will show works from Shokoor as well as other Afghani artists, Bismil, Samie Nadi and Jelani.

China and India in the east and Europe in the west, Afghanistan has historically been at the crossroads of civilizations in Central Asia. Three decades ago, Afghanistan was a stable, relatively prosperous and secular country. Turmoil and extremism have dominated its history since then; this is the Afghanistan that we know of now. Although the Taliban and fundamentalist groups have suppressed artistic expression, art and culture is kept alive outside the country; refugees have organ-

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Afghan Art Show Thursday January 13 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday January 14 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fremont Public Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd. Fremont (510) 745-1400 Saturday and Sunday January 15 and 16 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Newark Public Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave., Newark (510) 795-2627

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Registered Dietitian Shares Tips on How to Avoid Common Eating Pitfalls

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elieve it or not, people generally make 250 decisions about food everyday without too much thought. According to Brian Wansink author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think and director of Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab, your environment can influence what you eat and make it tough to stick to your resolution for a new, healthier you. The mindless eating philosophy says that people don’t just overeat because they’re hungry, instead there are numerous environmental factors that influence what, how much, and how often you eat. Everything from family and friends to the packaging and labeling of food and much more are all common eating distractions that many times go unnoticed. Even the distance in which foods are available, whether in plain sight or stored in your cupboard, can impact your eating habits. In fact, the Society of Nutrition Education conducted a study to show just how environment can influence how much you eat. They found that people ate an average of 2.2 more candies each day when they were more visible and only 1.8 more candies when they were proximately placed on their desk versus two meters away.

Anna Mazzei, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Washington Hospital says that making some simple changes in your environment can impact your health and weight positively over time. “The first step is being aware of problem areas,” she explains. “Mindless eating may be one of them, so making subtle changes in your environment is a great place to begin your efforts towards managing your weight.” According to Mazzei, part of changing your environment is being aware of your food choices and willing to make the necessary changes to promote more positive eating behaviors. “Ask yourself what are the barriers for not getting you there, then address it,” urges Mazzei. “At first, the change may be deliberate but over time it will become a habit.” Tips to Avoid Mindless Eating Pitfalls Plate size, nutrient poor-foods or countless other factors can sabotage our best efforts. However, these simple tips can help you

combat many common pitfalls associated with mindless eating and keep you on the path to a healthier you: • Be a Mindful Shopper. Before you set out to do your grocery shopping, make a specific list of healthful foods packed with nutrients and don’t fall prey to marketing and product placement of unhealthy foods. • Easy Access to Nutrient-Rich Foods. Most times, mindless eating involves a lot of high-calorie junk food. Stock up on nutrient rich snacks, such as placing a bowl of fruit on your desk instead of that box of cookies you received during the holidays. • Make Eating the Main Event. Eating should not be a side activity. Eating and doing something else, such as watching TV or driving is a common mindless eating pitfall. Instead, schedule time to sit down and enjoy your food. This makes it easier to focus on what you’re eating and how much. • Smaller Portions Are King. Huge portions in restaurants and in packaged foods sold

Before you set out to do your grocery shopping, make a specific list of healthful foods packed with nutrients and don’t fall prey to marketing and product placement of unhealthy foods. To learn more about tips on becoming a mindful eater, visit www.tcme.org

in stores can make it challenging for you to eat the appropriate serving. To avoid this trap, simply request a to-go container for half of your meal as soon as it’s served. Also, pay close attention to food labels to ensure you’re eating the appropriate serving size. • Don’t Slurp Your Calories. Sugary drinks are a major pitfall for many of us. According to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, people who drink one or more sodas per day are 27 percent

Washington Hospital Offers Nutrition Counseling Washington Hospital’s Outpatient Nutrition Counseling program is available by appointment to provide nutrition counseling for individuals with specific needs as well as those who wish to maintain optimal health. Call (510) 745-6542 or visit www.whhs.com/nutrition To learn more tips on being a mindful eater, visit the Center for Mindful Eating at www.tcme.org.

more likely to be overweight than those who don’t drink soda. Soda accounts for 43 percent of the increase in calorie consumption over the past 30 years. • Beware of Club Store Shopping. People are drawn to the club stores for their reasonable prices. And it’s true that the price per serving is a great bargain. However, it comes at a bigger price than you may expect. Large boxes and bags of food triggers mindless eating. Many can’t fight the urge to not waste that five pound tub of chips even if they don’t really want to. To avoid this, try not to buy large quantities of unhealthy food. Or, at the very least, package the food in small quantities so you won’t be tempted to eat more than you should.

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

Voices InHealth: Washington's George Mark Children's House - A New Way Home Community Cancer Program (Late Start) Men's Health Fair: Stroke and Interventions Used (New)

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Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting December 13, 2010

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Heel Problems and Treatment Options

Anthem Blue Cross and the United Healthcare Contracts Update

Inside Washington Hospital: The Green Team

How Diabetes Affects People of Indian/South Asian Descent

Living Arrangements for Seniors: What Are Your Options?

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Fitting Physical Activity Into Your Day

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Make Blood Donation Your Resolution Regular Donations Can Help Prevent a Critical Blood Shortage

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resents from the holiday season may have been unwrapped and the gift cards spent, but it’s always a good time to give one of the most important gifts that doesn’t require shopping—blood donation. In order to avoid a dangerous blood shortage, organizations like the American Red Cross rely upon a steady supply of voluntary blood donors, and the month of January, which is recognized as National Blood Donor Month, is an excellent time to ring in 2011 with a life-saving donation. David Orenberg, M.D., medical director of Washington Hospital’s Emergency Department, points out that while most severe trauma cases in the local area will go to Highland Hospital or Eden Medical Center, patients can and do arrive in Washington’s ER in critical need of a blood transfusion. “During my last shift in the Emergency Department, I saw two patients with blood counts down about four quarts who required transfusions on the spot within fifteen minutes of their arrivals,” he relates. “There will always be emergent transfusions for medical reasons, and we obviously have a continuing need in the ER for blood, whether for trauma patients or those with medical conditions requiring transfusions.” Back during his medical school days, Dr. Orenberg says medical students would often be paid for their blood donation, but he imagines that many donors these days enjoy a more intangible reward. “I do think people feel good about giving blood, like they’re doing something for humanity,” he says. “It makes them feel like a part of the medical system.” Often, though, particularly during the holidays, blood donations can dip while many regular donors are traveling. For this reason, people new to the donation process are always in demand. In the case of individuals contemplating a firsttime blood donation, Dr. Orenberg says there’s nothing to fear, adding that the American Red Cross staff members at local blood drives are always compassionate, seasoned professionals. “If some people have fears about blood donation, they should know that it’s a kind and warm atmosphere,” he notes. “They have a comfortable chair to sit in while donating, and at the end you get something to drink and a snack,” he says. “It’s a non-fearful environment. And for a little sting, you can give something back.” Members of the community with a family member or friend who will be coming to the hospital for elective surgery may donate blood in advance, but Dr. Orenberg emphasizes that in order to have this blood available in time for the surgery, donors must arrange to give blood at least a week or two in advance. This process, called autologous donation, is directed to a certain patient, but if an autologous donation is not used, it is discarded, unless released for use by other patients. (All donations are fully tested, according to the American Red Cross.) But in the case of emergencies, like accidents or illnesses that require surgery, Dr. Orenberg says regular blood donation is the best way to avoid a critical blood shortage. According to the American Red Cross, to donate blood you must: • Be in good health • Be at least 17 years old • Weigh at least 110 pounds • Pass physical and health history reviews prior to donating While the American Red Cross stipulates no upper age limit on the ability to donate, conditions that require a temporary deferral include: pregnancy, travel to certain parts of the world, inoculations, some health conditions and certain medications. Eligibility requirements may also vary for some states and blood centers, and medical professionals always determine final eligibility at the time of donation. Regulations in the United States allow people to donate whole blood once every 56 days, according to the American Red Cross, but the waiting period between donations can be different for other blood components, such as platelets or red blood cells.

Blood Donation Resources To find local blood donation drives, the American Red Cross advises calling 1-800-GIVE LIFE or scheduling online at https://www.givelife.org/index.cfm. In the case of emergency circumstances, local news reports can direct community members to the best place to donate. For more information about services and programs at your local community hospital, visit www.whhs.com/services.

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Auto Review

Chevrolet Volt: Welcome to the Future CORE VALUES

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o driver wants to encounter loss of cabin heat in cold weather. Essentially, heat is supplied to driver and passengers through the “heater core.” This small “radiator” takes heat transferred from the engine through heater hoses and uses it to warm the passenger compartment. When cabin heat loss occurs, the first place to check is the engine coolant level. A leak in the radiator or any of the coolant lines will block heat transfer. Other culprits may be identified with the help of an auto technician, who can check the heater control valve (which controls the flow of coolant to the heater core) and the “vacuum feed” (which activates servos to move the temperature adjustment doors inside the heater plenum).

This is NOT the time of year when you want to be without any heat in your car. And because there can be so many root causes to the problem, you want to make sure than your technician knows what he’s doing. At BAY STAR AUTO CARE, our ASE-certified technicians have the experience necessary to diagnose the problem and fix it fast, fix it right, and fix it the first time. That way you’re not stuck shivering in the driver’s seat. Call our office for an appointment today.

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he Chevrolet Volt is a step into the future of automobiles. Its Voltec Propulsion System provides fuelfree electric driving for local trips and short commutes while alleviating anxiety about running out of power on longer trips. The first San Francisco Bay Area delivery of one of these rev-

a car enthusiast, agrees that the Volt is “nice looking.” Unlike a hybrid vehicle, the Volt’s Voltec propulsion system uses a plug to charge up its 435pound onboard battery pack. That provides a range of about 25 to 50 miles of pure electric travel, depending on terrain, driving habits, and use of electric features within the car. Patrick drove to San Jose from Berkeley as carefully as he could and the

interior trim, which Patrick’s car had. Electronic parking assist is also available. The car seats four, with buckets front and rear. Legroom is generous up front but tight in back. The interior layout is handsome, even though most of the plastic is the hard variety. Fit and finish is fine and the doors slam with a satisfying thunk. The Volt cruises around town nearly silently. When Patrick

HINT: Heat loss in the passenger compartment may be due to a failed heater/AC blower motor.

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

olutionary cars happened on December 18. A week later, I spoke with Patrick Wang, its happy owner, and took a short ride. Patrick put his name on a list more than a year ago. He attended a focus group and test drove a pre-production prototype before he placed his order back in July. His quick action, and a cooperative Chevrolet dealer in Concord, put him in line for what turned out to be the 10th Volt off the assembly line. Why a Volt? “I was interested in the electronic technology and wanted to drive the car of the future,” said Patrick.

car didn’t switch to using its 1.4liter gasoline engine until 43 miles had passed. On the way home, he decided to show off the car’s acceleration and the battery was spent at only 28 miles. When the Volt switches over to using the engine, it’s normally only to charge the battery, which continues to power the car using the electric motor. The Volt’s high-compression engine uses premium gasoline, but that helps preserve fuel, which could sit in the tank for months unused if the driver doesn’t need it. Colorful dual information screens on the Volt’s high-tech dash display how much electric

The Berkeley resident also considered the new all-electric Nissan Leaf, but with parking at a premium, he decided that he wanted one car that would let him drive wherever he needed to go and the Leaf’s limited range became an issue. “Also, even if range wasn’t an issue, the Volt was sexier looking,” he admitted. It is a handsome vehicle, especially in glowing Viridian Joule Tricoat. The overall shape is modern and well proportioned. Unusual details include the wide black strip that runs below the side windows and some unusual cuts between the lower body panels. But it all works beautifully. Even Patrick’s mother, who is not

power is available and what you can do to extend your driving range. The displays also indicate when the gasoline engine starts up, which you otherwise may not notice from inside the silent cabin. Patrick installed a 240-volt charger in his garage that can repower the car in about 4 hours. Standard 120-volt current takes 10 hours, so the higher voltage is a big advantage. Thanks to California State government programs, he only had to put out $400 of the $1,600 price for installation. The Volt comes as a sedan only, with one drivetrain, so choices are minimal. You select color and can add a few options, such as polished alloy wheels and leather seats and

showed me what the car could do, it dashed forward—an eerie sensation when you hear virtually nothing. Patrick demonstrated the pedestrian courtesy horn feature, which works in tandem with the headlight flasher. A muted honk emanates from under the hood— just enough to warn walkers that you’re coming. The Volt is packed with high technology. Patrick can access car information from his smart phone—and also can contact OnStar—GM’s telematics system for emergencies and guidance. He showed me information on battery life and other features and demonstrated Onstar downloadable directions. After pressing a button on the ceiling, he spoke directly to an operator, who sent the car the driving instructions which appeared on the center stack screen. The Volt’s retail price is $40,280, but a $7,500 California tax credit drops that significantly. The lower cost of running it should help make up for the premium price. For more about Patrick’s Chevrolet Volt, visit his website at www.MyChevroletVolt.com, or go to www.chevrolet.com.

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.


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of Annie. Her incredible poise and stage presence was only surpassed by her amazing voice. That girl could sing! Karina Simpson was brilliant as bitter orphanage director, Miss Hannigan. Her comedic timing drew some of the biggest laughs of the evening as she stumbled around the stage in an endless drunken stupor. Daniel Mijangos as con artist Rooster Hannigan, and Katherine Dela Cruz as his sleazy girlfriend Lily, were equally funny and full of sass. The threesome were especially effective and great together performing “Easy Street.” Trevor Meyer as gruff, workaholic Oliver Warbucks played his role with warmth and charm. His big heart made you believe that he could do anything from finding Annie’s birth parents to getting the nation back to work. If only he could see his caring and able assistant Grace Farrell, played by Chelsey Sue, as something more

than just his secretary! Daniel J. Harper as Drake, Warbuck’s efficient but kindhearted butler, added a special sympathy and humor to the posh 5th Avenue mansion scenes and Connor Stokes was hilarious but strangely believable as President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He

showed that FDR really was a powerful president. Not only does he create the New Deal, he can get his cabinet to sing together in harmony! StarStruck’s production of “Annie” (book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin), was a

dissolved in the water, creating an environment inhospitable to fish and other aquatic life. These oxygen-devoid “dead zones” can occur in freshwater or in the ocean. In fact, two of the world’s largest dead zones are in the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, the result of fertilizers running off of farmland. Besides phosphates’ negative effect on water bodies, their presence in the environment can also be harmful to terrestrial wildlife and can trigger skin and eye irritation and allergies, among other ill effects, in humans. Environmentalists and others supportive of the reduction in phosphates claim that the new

rous as well. Consumer Reports tested 24 of the leading lowphosphate dishwasher detergents to see which ones got dishes cleanest. The top finishers were Cascade Complete All in 1 pacs (at a cost of 28 cents per load), Ecover tablets (27 cents), Finish Powerball Tabs tablets (22 cents), and Method Smarty Dish tablets (21 cents), but other brands and formulations also performed adequately if used properly. Consumer Reports also provides tips on optimizing the performance of your dishwasher and dishwashing detergent no matter which brand you use. For starters, load large items at the sides and back of the dishwasher so they

Earth Talk FROM THE EDITORS OF E/THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE PHOTO CREDIT ECOVER Dear EarthTalk: What’s up with dishwasher detergents of late? They’re clearly not working as well. I hope whatever was done is helping the environment because it’s not helping my dishes. — Sally P., Everett, WA

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hat happened was that in July 2010 a significant reduction in the amount of phosphates allowed in automatic dishwasher detergent

“Sixteen U.S. states now severely limit the amount of phosphates allowed in automatic dishwasher detergents due to their negative impacts on wastewater systems, water bodies and human health. While some do not clean as well as a result, Consumer Reports tested 24 leading low-phosphate offerings and gave highest marks to brands by Cascade, Finish, Method and Ecover (pictured here).”

went into effect in Washington State. Similar regulations were implemented in 14 other states (Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin) for 2009 before Oregon and Washington added their names to the list earlier this year. Previously phosphates could constitute up to 8.7 percent of dishwasher detergent; now the new regulations limit them to 0.5 percent. The main problem with phosphates, which also come from agricultural and landscaping activities, is that they get into natural water bodies and act as fertilizer, accelerating plant and algae growth. When the plants and algae die, a feeding frenzy of bacteria consume all the oxygen

regulations will spare wastewater treatment systems from dealing with 10-12 percent of the phosphates previously encountered. Wastewater treatment managers in Spokane, Washington, for example, found that a local year-old ban on phosphates in dishwashing detergent there saved them from dealing with upwards of 180 pounds of phosphates—or about 10 percent of the total load—each and every day at municipal wastewater treatment facilities—saving not only money but also the other chemicals used to treat the water. Given the shift in so many states, many manufacturers have reformulated their entire product lines for markets across the country, so even if you don’t live in one of the affected states you might be getting dishwashing detergent with a lot less phospho-

don’t block water and detergent from reaching other dishes. And place the dirtier side of dishes towards the center of the machine to provide more exposure to the sprayer. Also, try to prevent dishes and utensils from nesting within one another so that the water can reach all surfaces. CONTACT: Consumer Reports, http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2010/11/how-to -load-your-dishwasher-.html. SEND YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTIONS TO: EarthTalk®, c/o E – The Environmental Magazine, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881; earthtalk@emagazine.com. E is a nonprofit publication. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe; Request a Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.

joy to watch. And though the story is set in 1933, during the Great Depression, it is a tale sadly relevant today. A nation struggling under economic collapse brought on by deregulation and corporate greed and millions unemployed, and barely getting by. Where have we heard that before? Although “Annie” reminds us of the harsh realities of our own economic downturn, it also reminds us how optimism by one person can effect everyone around them, radiating outward until even an entire nation of despair can turn into a nation of hope. After all, if there is any guarantee, it is that “the sun will come out tomorrow.”

Come see StarStruck’s “Annie.” It is pure family entertainment at its finest. But hurry, as tickets are going fast! Performance dates: Friday, January 14 Sunday, January 16 Friday, January 21 Sunday, January 23 Performances begin at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. The performance on Friday, January 14 will also include American Sign Language interpretation. Ohlone College, Smith Center in the Jackson Theater 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Reserved seating prices range from $20-$25. Tickets are available by calling the StarStruck box office at (510) 659-1319 or online at www.starstrucktheatre.org.


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Federal judge orders rewrite of delta smelt plan AP WIRE SERVICE FRESNO, Calif. (AP), Dec 14 - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to rewrite parts of its plan to protect a tiny, threatened fish that lives in California’s freshwater delta. U.S. District Judge Oliver Wanger said in a 225-page opinion that portions of the guidelines meant to protect the delta smelt and manage water flows from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta violated the law. The opinion covered six cases filed separately by agriculture interests, environmental groups and urban water districts against federal wildlife, land and water managers over the smelt plans, called a biological opinion. “The 2008 (biological opinion findings) are arbitrary, capricious, and unlawful, and are remanded to Fish & Wildlife for further consideration in accordance with this decision and the requirements of law,” Wanger wrote. He also blamed Fish & Wildlife for conducting “sloppy science and uni-directional prescriptions that ignore California’s water needs.” Wanger’s opinion does not dispute that the massive pumps used to deliver water to farms in the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California cities have harmed the silvery smelt, which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. But he said parts of the 2008 plan needed to be redone to better determine the pumping restrictions’ economic effects on farmers and

Fire crews rescue 200-lb. dog from 20-foot hole AP WIRE SERVICE SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP), Jan 08 - Crews in San Luis Obispo County have rescued a 200-pound Mastiff dog that fell into a 20-foot deep backyard sinkhole. Capt. Damien Juarez of Calfire and San Luis Obispo fire department, says crews

other businesses reliant on water deliveries. “With the economy struggling and unemployment still soaring, it is welcome to see a judge refusing to rubber stamp extreme, destructive and unjustified environmental regulations,” said Damien Schiff, an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation, which represented three farmers who say water cutbacks harmed their businesses. The ruling itself is not expected to have an immediate effect on water deliveries. Attorneys said details of any changes would be decided in future court hearings. In recent years, court decisions aimed at protecting the smelt have restricted water deliveries from the delta, the inland freshwater estuary where the fish live, and have spelled major losses for growers in the state’s farm belt who rely on the system to irrigate their crops. The delta smelt is considered a bellwether species for the estuary’s overall health and is listed as an endangered species in California. Environmental groups who are fighting for the smelt’s protections were buoyed that Wanger’s opinion made clear that the pumping was killing the fish, but said it would ultimately lead to more delays while federal scientists conduct more tests and revise their plan. “While we go back and forth trying to find more perfect information, the estuary keeps declining,’’ said Kate Poole, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. “And the best result for the environment and the state’s water supply is to restore that estuary, so to the extent that this delays that from happening, it’s disappointing.”

hoisted the hefty dog to safety around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Officials say the dog’s owner reported that the animal had fallen into the hole in the backyard of the home in the Nipomo area shortly before 9 p.m. Friday. The hole is approximately 20-feet deep and 3-feet wide. Juarez says the county’s Technical Rescue Team and fire crews lowered a rescuer into the hole who placed a harness on the dog and then the crews pulled it up. He says the animal was barking during the operation, but doesn’t have an update on its condition. A veterinarian was at the scene. The dog’s owner told authorities the sinkhole is believed to the remains of an old concrete well.

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Fremont Fire and Crime news SUBMITTED BY DETECTIVE BILL VETERAN, FREMONT PD Tuesday, January 4 Police arrested a man for smashing windows of a business located at 37120 Maple Street. He was screaming that everyone was dead or going to die, stuck several knives into a wall, and verbally threatened the landlord. The male was coaxed into custody by Officers Valdes, Singh, and Foster, and placed on a Psychiatric Detention hold. Fremont Fire responded to a structure fire at a small apartment complex on Logan Street at Mattos. A neighbor noticed smoke, went in and rescued a 62-year-old male. Firefighters arrived and rescued

Tobacco Control Program for minors SUBMITTED BY SGT. M. PARDO, UNION CITY PD As a part of a grant through the Alameda County Health Department Tobacco Control Program, during the week of December 20, Union City Police conducted a decoy program. These periodic operations serve as an effective tool to measure retailer compliance with State Laws that make it illegal to sell or provide tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18 years. As a part of this survey, underage decoys visited approximately twenty tobacco retail establishments to purchase tobacco products. These retailers were selected at random throughout Union City. If a merchant sold tobacco products to the minor, appropriate enforcement action was taken immediately. A violation of this section of law is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $200 for the first offense, $500 for a second offense and $1,000 for the third offense. Two Union City retail businesses were cited for furnishing tobacco products to a minor. In addition to the citation, a letter is sent to management notifying them of the violation. In addition to decoy stings, the Union City Police Department will coordinate efforts in upcoming months to further educate local tobacco retailers regarding tobacco sales to minors.

A paperless city hall BY SIMON WONG The City of Hayward is thought to be the second California municipality, after the City of Sacramento, to have decided to go “paperless.” Minimizing the consumption of paper creates cost savings and sustains the environment. Hayward’s elected officials and city staff are practicing what the Council Sustainability Committee preaches and supporting the goals of its continued on page 16

an 81-year-old female suffering from severe burns and smoke inhalation. The fire destroyed a groundlevel apartment and the one above it. Wednesday, January 5 Police detained a man at the Niles 7-Eleven store for threatening to kill another man with a knife. Officer Loughery located and detained the suspect at gun-point and coordinated oncoming units to assist with the apprehension. The subject was detained for psychiatric evaluation. Two suspects allegedly assaulted a man with a small club. While one of the suspects, identified as Ronald Cosio, has been arrested, police are still looking for a second suspect. Officer C. Tang is investigating the case.

Cold Weather Prime Time for “Warm-up Thefts” SUBMITTED BY GENEVA BOSQUES, FREMONT PD Have you heard about warm-up thefts? The National Crime Prevention Council says car thieves may be on the prowl for your car during cold mornings. During the cold winter months, area drivers may be tempted to warm up their cars while they stay warm inside. But cars left running, unlocked, and unattended are quick and easy targets for thieves. Consider the following tips so you won’t be left out in the cold: • Never leave your car running or the keys in the ignition when are away from it, even for “just a minute.” • Keep valuables out of sight or in the trunk. Purses, credit cards, and cell phones in plain view only help attract thieves. • Always roll up the windows and lock your car, even if it is in your driveway, garage, or in front of your home. • Never leave the registration or title in your car. If stolen, it makes it easier for the thief to dispose of your vehicle. It can also make you a target for identity theft. Don’t leave or store these items in your vehicle. You are required by law to have the vehicle registration with you when you’re driving the car, but you can accomplish this by making a copy and storing it in your wallet. At the very least, you can black out or remove your personal address while only leaving the owner’s name visible on the registration document. Your pink slip should always be kept in a safe place such as a home safe or safety deposit box and never in the vehicle. This can help protect you from becoming a victim of identity theft. In addition, while it doesn’t happen often, a criminal who has your home address along with a garage door opener from your vehicle, may seek further opportunity to gain access into your home. • Be alert when approaching your car, have a plan of action, and have your keys in your hand. Check around, under, and in your vehicle for suspicious individuals. Immediately leave the scene to get help if you have any concerns for your safety. •Only park your car in busy, well-lighted areas. • Install a mechanical locking device—commonly called clubs, collars, or j-bars—that locks to the steering wheel, column, or brake. If your vehicle has an alarm or other anti-theft device, use it.


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Be the match - Make a difference You can save a life SUBMITTED BY PRAVENA RAMAN Friends of a long-time local resident and physician are asking for your help! He needs a stem cell transplant for a blood disorder that may take his life. All it takes is a few minutes of your tme to get a cheek swab and register your information! You, your friends, your family, a q-tip and a few of your cheek cells can help save a life. Simple enough, right? The tricky part is finding a match. With the right match, the recipient has a decent chance of surviving. Without a match, the patient dies. Finding the best match involves many points, it’s not as simple as one of a few blood types so having lots of donors is very important. When there is not a family member who is a match, and we don’t have one, the Bone Marrow Donor Registry is the next step. Time is running out! Donating bone marrow is actually a lot easier now… It used to be that a bone marrow transplant involved a major operation and was painful. Not so anymore. In most

cases it’s as simple as giving blood from which the needed cells are extracted. For those unable to attend, a kit can be ordered through http://join.bethematch.org/pleasehelp Please enter the code “pleasehelp” when you log on to the website and order your kit. The promo code box is the last box on the page of “step 4: Order Kit”. It will expedite the sample typing process and will give an anonymous count of how many people have been screened though our efforts. Thank you so much! Bone Marrow Testing Monday, January 17th 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Palo Alto Medical Foundation 3200 Kearney Street, Fremont Building 2—1st floor auditorium www.marrow.org Please note that you have to be between the ages of 18 and 60 to become a donor.

Cal State East Bay offers Afghan Dari and Pashto classes SUBMITTED BY DIANE DANIEL Cal State East Bay is taking enrollment in its elementary Afghan Dari and Pashto classes. This is a wonderful opportunity to improve your speaking, reading, and writing skills in these languages. MLL 1552-01 Elementary Pashto II (course code 3076) meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. in WA LM 08. MLL 1562-01 Elementary Dari II (course code 3077) meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. in WA LM 02.

Students who complete an Afghan language class this quarter and in the spring qualify to apply for summer tuition scholarships for intermediate Afghan language classes. Enroll today online or contact Valerie Smith, Ph.D., at valerie.smith@csueastbay.edu or (510) 8852543 for more information and a permission number after January 10. The last day to add a class is January 18, 2011. Additional information is available at http://www20.csueastbay.edu/class/files/docs/special/pashto_dari_ winter.pdf.

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History

January 11, 2011

Old industries in Union City

BY MYRLA RAYMUNDO Salt: One of the pioneer industries in Union City was the salt industry. As early as l850, in New Haven, later named Alvarado,

Pacific States Steel Plant: Situated on Nursery Road between Niles and Decoto, was one of the largest employers in Alameda County, providing jobs for 400 workers. It was a very large plant; their steel went into Government orders for winning the war and big orders for every-

The Gladiola Fields

salt deposits were gathered, and for a long time the entire County of Alameda depended on this

day structural requirements. Marion Newman was in charge of the plant. The plant closed in l978.

The Gladiola Fields You can no longer see the beautiful Gladiola Fields that were once a thriving industry in Union City. The City used to celebrate the long stemmed, multicolor flowers in an annual Gladiola Festival. The first Gladiola Queen was Betsy Borghi, mother of Frank Borghi Jr. of Union City. Mr. I.V. Ralph The leading merchant in Alvarado was Mr. I.V. Ralph, established in the area for many years. He had a well-stocked store of general merchandise on Levee Street, which was also the post office; he was postmaster. This was also the office of Sunset Telephone (he was the agent). Ralph also owned a carpet and furniture store across the street, which carried a good stock of window shades, matting and upholstered goods, etc. Matsumoto Grocery Every afternoon after school, a crowd of children headed for

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supply. In 1862, John Quigley, a pioneer salt-maker of Alameda County, began operations as Quigley Salt Works in Alvarado (Union City). The original process, in use to this day, consists of admitting salt water, with the rising tide, into segregated “vat” acreage. Any connection between the vats and outside

Holly Sugar Mill Holly Sugar Mill was the nation’s first successful beet sugar factory. The factory was built in l870 by E. H. Dyer, father of the American Beet Sugar Industry located on a corner of Dyers farm. The small factory began process-

Matsumoto Grocery, the 80-yearold store in Old Alvarado, to buy fistfuls of candy. Like Priego’s Market around the corner and Casada’s Market in the heart of Decoto, it was one of the few “mom and pop“ grocery stores that has managed to survive suburban sprawl and the age of supermarkets. The store, managed by owner Ben Matsumoto, has become an institution to the tiny Alvarado neighborhood where it was once the community’s sole supplier of Oriental foods. Grace Handa, Ben Matsumoto’s sister, was the store manager and said that she had worked in this store since she was 5 years old. The tiny store still exists.

Holly Sugar Mill

water is severed; water in the vats is allowed to evaporate until the remaining chloride of sodium (salt) can be gathered.

ing sugar beets on November 15, 1870 and produced 29 tons of sugar during its first operating season. The Holly Sugar Mill no longer exists.

Pearce Cannery: The Marlo Cannery in Decoto was founded in l930 as Hooden Food. In l946, the name was changed to Pearce Cannery under the management of a former Hayward cannery executive, Jos Pearce. The Jos Pearce Canning Company brought prosperity to Alameda County; 350 men and women worked for Jos Pearce. Peaches came from Modesto and Merced; tomatoes from Alvarado, Decoto, Hayward, Fremont, Centerville, Niles and Warm Springs. The canning factory stopped operation in l945.

Cheng Farm The Cheng family farmed acres and acres of land in Union City. The Wah Sing Cheng Farm was located where the Crowne Plaza at Alvarado-Niles Road is located now. Wah Sing Cheng emigrated with his grandfather from Canton, China, in l9l9. His wife, Gum Hoo Cheng, arrived four years later as a picture-bride. They grew sugar beets, tomatoes, cucumber, bok choy, cabbages, cauliflower and corn.

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


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Letter to the Editor

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ecently, Centerville has seen the opening of the Afghan Cultural Arts Center in the historic Center Theater building on Fremont Boulevard. In the context of redevelopment, private property investment and the Unified Site, what impact does this have on Centerville? This question has been the topic of many local conversations lately. As a lifelong resident and having worked in Centerville consistently since 1974, I offer my perspective on a path for Centerville’s future. The operator of the Afghan Cultural Arts Center has improved the property with a fresh coat of paint and general cleanup of the facade, entrance and interior. I’ve stopped by and introduced myself to one of the operators. I’ve studied the event posters in the “coming attraction” windows and checked out the website. I’ve noticed that the publicized events were for other venues, possibly because the theater operators are working with the planning department on modifying the conditional use permit (CUP) to allow concerts at Centerville’s theater. It is noteworthy that the recent Grand Opening event at the “Afghan Center” was a concert. Prior to this event, Fremont code enforcement along with the Planning Department warned the operator that concerts were not a permitted use. Nevertheless, it is my understanding that the theater operator did have a concert… and was fined $100 for the violation. My concern – along with surrounding property and business owners over such business practices is that despite being warned in advance, the operator proceeded anyway. Disrespect for civic rules of operation sets the tone for long term business practices. The Diamond Palace (located behind the theater) was granted approval for up to 12 concerts a year. With seating in excess of 900 people, parking is of great concern. As the theater operator looks to expand programming to include concerts, they must also secure parking agreements to facilitate “upgraded” use. Since the Diamond Palace has secured parking agreements with the beauty school located across Peralta from their venue, I am uncertain where additional parking can be found to support another concert venue. The Afghan Cultural Arts Center’s programming appears to be exclusively focused on the Afghan community. The size and location of this venue focused on a specific ethnic group is very disappointing and is contrary to the tenor of the General Plan and Centerville Specific Plan. It does not support investment from a wide variety of businesses in Centerville, specifically the 28,000 sq ft new retail development that Blake Hunt is proposing on the Unified Site. All stakeholders have repeatedly voiced a desire for “higher-end” retail shops in this area.... yet the demographics of existing commercial enterprises do not currently justify interest by those investors. Vacancy rates in Centerville have created a situation where landlords accept low rents to generate a return – any return - on investment. How can any developer of the Unified Site expect $2$3 per sq ft (NNN) in this area when $1 sq ft is available just up the street? Property owners around the theater have no incentive to improve their property. Fur-

ther, I believe that any developer of the Unified Site would be required to show signed leases to those who control their financing in order to proceed with construction. We need an all-inclusive Center Theater for the Performing Arts as the catalyst to stimulate Fremont Boulevard between Peralta and Central Avenue. As vacancy rates fall, rents will rise. With a new retail/residential project by Blake Hunt, a better Centerville will emerge. Will the Afghan Cultural Arts Center provide the same stimulus? From what I have seen, I am not optimistic. An ethnocentric business that caters to a small segment of the population does not create unity and an all-inclusive city. I have personally worked for the past 10 years on the Center Theater for the Performing Arts project and the adjoining Cultural Arts Resource Center. It is designed as a venue open to all segments of our population. Over the years, we have missed numerous opportunities to purchase this theater. Our city has spent tens of thousands of dollars on Venutech plans and consultants yet we have nothing to show for it except a viable business plan with no theater. I am still hopeful that the plan for the Center Theater will be realized. This new operator needs the time to find whether or not his plan will work. Without the millions of dollars in renovation to make the theater comfortable and state of the art, as well as improvements to the area around the theater (including parking solutions and streetscape), my business sense tells me that the current operator will fail. With renewed threats from Sacramento on redevelopment funds, our window of opportunity is shrinking. So, is it wise for us to invest an additional $13M on the unified site (in addition to the $13M already invested) when the area between Peralta and Central Avenue should be the focus of redevelopment agency investment? If we commit to the theater, adjacent private property owners will step up with additional investment and our money will go much further. I, for one, am willing to wait on development of the Unified Site until this happens. Blake Hunt, or another developer, can submit the same – or better - project after we improve Centerville.... and improved market conditions might not require an additional $13M subsidy! The Blake Hunt project as proposed is the best we can expect from any developer under current market and physical conditions of Centerville. It requires an additional $13,000.000. We need to embrace the Centerville framework plan INCLUDING the Theater and delay the Blake Hunt project. We need to create a cosmopolitan, inclusive and more youthful Centerville before we move forward with the Unified Site. Doing so will set the tone for a better (and less expensive) project. I’m not against the Blake Hunt project; I simply feel that we should delay it and look at our options under a different scenario that includes a firm commitment to the Center Theater for the Performing Arts and the Cultural Arts Resource Center! Dirk Lorenz Fremont

City, Fire Union Reach Agreement SUBMITTED BY CITY OF FREMONT After several months of negotiations, the City of Fremont and Fremont’s International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), Local 1689 have reached an agreement that makes this bargaining unit the seventh out of eight to agree to a reduction in pay. This agreement calls for a 2 percent reduction in pay through June 30, 2011, which is the end of the City’s fiscal year, and the use of furlough hours by fire personnel. This salary reduction will allow the City to end the weekend fire station brownouts throughout Fremont from March 1 through June 2011. Last month’s furloughs, agreed to by all City non-safety employees and public safety management employees, were voluntary pay reductions. The City remains optimistic that it can reach an agreement with the Fremont Police Association, comprised of sworn officers and sergeants, to realize equivalent budget savings for the remaining fiscal year. “As the City continues to address our budget shortfall, we are appreciative of the concessions made by our employees,” said Fred Diaz, City Manager. “We are cutting costs wherever possible to ride out this economic downturn.” All eight of the City’s Memorandums of Understanding, commonly referred to as collective

bargaining agreements or MOU’s, will expire on June 30, 2011, with new contract negotiations beginning in early spring.

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Obama names political veteran to top economic post BY JULIE PACE AND JIM KUHNHENN ASSOCIATED PRESS

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP RETAIL WRITER NEW YORK (AP), Jan 06 - The holiday shopping season was the best since 2006, as a strong November more than offset spending that tapered off in late December. The strength of holiday sales from Oct. 31 through Jan. 1 suggests a recovery in consumer spending. For investors, whose expectations were riding high after a stronger-than-expected November, the December figures were disappointing. That hurt retail stocks Thursday. Early holiday discounts, which started in late October, drove big sales early in the season but also had shoppers finishing more gift-buying before December. A lull early in December and a blizzard Dec. 26 in the Northeast also took bites out of sales. From Oct. 31-Jan. 1, revenue at stores open at least a year rose 3.8 percent over last year, according to an index compiled by the International Council of Shopping Centers. That’s the biggest increase since 2006, when the measurement rose 4.4 percent. The index tailed off to a 3.1 percent increase in December after a 5.4 percent rise in November. “The overall season was good, but the strength came from the beginning of the season,’’ said Michael P. Niemira, chief economist at International Council of Shopping Centers. December’s gains came on top of a solid 3.6 percent gain in December 2009; November’s figures compare with a 0.2 percent decline. Thursday’s figures are based on revenue at stores open at least a year. That’s long been considered a key indicator of a retailer’s health, because it excludes revenue at stores that open or close during the year. However, changes in shopping habits and other factors have led the figure to lose some of its luster as a yardstick. Some stores exclude online revenue, which soared 12 percent overall and accounts for 8 to 10 percent of total holiday spending. Online spending spiked 17 percent the week after Christmas, according to comScore, possibly getting a boost from shoppers cooped up by snow. In addition, many retailers have stopped reporting monthly figures, including some of the biggest chains: Wal-Mart Stores, Best Buy Co. and Sears Holdings Corp. Only about 30 merchants report now, down from about 60 at the end of 2005. Nevertheless, the figures offer what analysts believe was a fair picture of the holiday season, according to Ken Perkins, president of RetailMetrics LLC. Analysts say that the holiday 2010 season also marked the time that spending in many categories returned to pre-recession levels. Online spending, as well as spending on groceries, auto parts and clothing, are now above the pre-recession peak, according to MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse, which tracks all transactions including cash. Jewelry, home furnishings and luxury goods are still below peaks, according to the data service. Niemira says he’s confident spending growth should continue in 2011. “What really has to kick in is the employment story to keep the momentum going,’’ Niemira said. A government jobs report due Friday is expected to show the unemployment rate dipped to 9.7 percent in December from 9.8 percent in November. For Jerrie McKennon, a retiree in Burleson, Texas, 2010 was a good year. “I loosened up in 2010. The money we lost came back,’’ said the retiree in Burleson, Tex., who was at Manhattan Mall on Thursday. Nearly all of McKennnon’s investments regained their pre-recession value last year, with the exception of her home. After watching her spending for two years, she allowed herself some large splurges in 2010, including two elaborate vacations and a new Lexus. For December, many retailers including Target Corp., Costco Wholesale Corp. and Macy’s Inc. reported gains below Wall Street expectations. Clothing chain Gap Inc. suffered a surprise 3 percent drop in December. Analysts had expected a 2.6 percent increase. continued on page 16

WASHINGTON (AP), Jan 07 - President Barack Obama on Friday named a Washington veteran with a bipartisan track record in the White House to a top economic post, the latest move in a shake-up of Obama’s staff following Republican gains in congressional elections. Gene Sperling’s appointment as director of the National Economic Council coincided with the release of the December jobs report that showed the unemployment rate dropping to 9.4 percent, its lowest level in nearly two years. But job growth fell short of expectations, and Obama said that Sperling, along with other newly appointed members of the economic team, have a challenging task ahead. “Our mission has to be to accelerate hiring and accelerate growth,” Obama said during remarks at a window manufacturing plant in suburban Maryland. “That depends on making our economy more competitive.” The head of the U.S. central bank, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, also sketched a more optimistic outlook for the U.S. economy on Friday, but cautioned that it would take time for the job market to improve. Sperling, a counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, is returning to a familiar role. He served as NEC director in Bill Clinton’s administration, where he played a key role in the 1993 deficit reduction bill and compromised with a Republican-led Congress on the 1997 balanced budget agreement. “He’s a public servant who has devoted his life to making this economy work - and making it work, specifically, for middle-class families,” Obama said. The role gives Sperling broad oversight of the administration’s economic policies as the White House contends with near-double digit unemployment and looming legislative battles on the budget and deficit now that Republicans have taken control of the House of Representatives and cut into Democrats’ majority in Senate. Sperling takes over the council post from Lawrence Summers, who left the White House last month to return to Harvard University. Sperling has worked closely with the president and played a key role in budget negotiations and the administration’s small business initiatives. Administration officials say Sperling made a strong impression on Obama last month when he helped secure a compromise with Republican lawmakers on a tax cut deal. Obama also nominated Katharine G. Abraham to his Council of Economic Advisers and Heather Higginbottom as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Those two posts require Senate confirmation. Obama also will elevate economic adviser Jason Furman to assistant to the president for economic policy. The president spoke at Thompson Creek Window Company in Landover, Maryland, a familyowned business that the White House said took advantage of an initiative in Obama’s tax compromise with Republicans that allows businesses to expense 100 percent of their investments in 2011. The president made a direct appeal to other companies, telling them now is the time to capitalize on that opportunity. “If you are planning or thinking about making investments sometime in the future, make those investments now, and you’re going to make money,” Obama said. Friday’s personnel announcements came amid a wider White House shakeup of top senior leadership. Obama named William Daley, a prominent business executive, as his chief of staff Thursday; press secretary Robert Gibbs is leaving the White House next month to become a paid consultant to Obama’s re-election campaign; and senior adviser David Axelrod will head to Chicago next month to lead the re-election campaign, with Obama’s former campaign manager, David Plouffe, filling his role at the White House. Sperling’s pragmatism and his work as a corporate philanthropy consultant to Goldman Sachs, where he was paid more than $880,000, has prompted some liberals to voice misgivings about his appointment. He helped the investment bank design an initiative to provide business education to women in developing countries. He also worked with actress Angelina Jolie to develop education programs for children living in conflict-ridden countries. continued on page 16


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Your Weekly Horoscope 01/09 - 01/15 BY MINERVA (AP) ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 If you're really over this, why does it keep you awake at night? Denying old hurts and pretending life couldn't be better isn't fooling anyone but you. Coming to terms with yourself will involve getting real. TAURUS: APRIL 21 - MAY 20 The formality of things and the importance of showing up well in public has tied your spirit to a whole new ball game. This isn't you, but it's obviously up to you to find a way to bring yourself to the situation. GEMINI: MAY 21 - JUNE 20 This cage you've created will start to feel too small sooner than you think. You've traded your freedom for security without realizing that when you bind yourself to someone else's expectations you lose it all. CANCER: JUNE 21 - JULY 20 Life gets easier when we disengage from toxic situations and people. Your decision to cut out all the dead wood has changed things completely. Now that you're out of the woods, where do you want to go from here?

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LEO: JULY 21 - AUGUST 20 You can't get beyond this until you clear up the past. Moving on will involve telling those you love that you've just about had it. Don't let their needs and expectations override your desire to grow and evolve. VIRGO: AUGUST 21 - SEPTEMBER 20 Your spirit knows what you need but your ego doesn't want to hear it. It's too bad because this could be a tough lesson. You're about to find out that it doesn't serve you to keep trying to be something that you're not. LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 20 You can keep smiling about things but you're having a hard time with this. Its times like these that that make us wish we could tell it like it is. Feel free to ahead and speak up; it'll quell all of your doubts and fears. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 21 NOVEMBER 20 How far do you think you can push this? In your efforts to make something happen you've forgot-

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ten that your will isn't all there is to it. Ease up with the high pressure tactics and let life take care of itself. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 20 You haven't got the energy for this. It's OK to accept the fact that you can't handle it. Take a break and figure out how to delegate half of what you're doing so you can focus on the things that actually matter to you.

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dragged down right along with them. You can keep this up only if you know for sure that you can handle it. PISCES: FEBRUARY 21 MARCH 20 Drop your doubts and just go for this. Everything is giving you the green light. If it's hard for you to believe that anything could come together this easily, the best things in life always show up with no interference.

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, Jan. 11 2:30 - 3:25 p.m. Cabrillo School 36700 San Pedro Dr., Fremont 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. California School for the Deaf, 39350 Gallaudet Dr, Fremont 5:25 - 6:10 p.m. Booster Park, Gable Dr. and McDuff Ave., Fremont 6:25 - 6:55 p.m. Camellia Dr. and Camellia Court, Fremont Wednesday, Jan. 12 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Hillside School 15980 Marcella St., San Lorenzo 4:30 - 5:10 p.m. Palomares Hills HOA Clubhouse, 6811 Villareal Dr., Castro Valley 5:25 - 5:50 p.m. Lomond Way & Greenridge Rd., Castro Valley Thursday, Jan. 13 2:45 - 3:40 p.m. Bay School 2001 Bockman Rd, San Lorenzo 4:05 - 4:40 p.m. Falcon Dr. and Merganser Dr., Fremont 5:20 - 5:50 p.m. Los Robles Apts 32300 Almaden Blvd., Union City 6:05 - 6:35 p.m. Mission Gateway Apts. 33215 Mission Blvd., Union City Tuesday, Jan. 18 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Schilling School 36901 Spruce St., Newark 3:25 - 4:00 p.m. Ash St. & Wells Ave., Newark 4:50 - 5:30 p.m. Mariner Park, Regents Blvd. & Dorado Dr., Union City 5:40 - 6:20 p.m. Sea Breeze Park, Dyer St. & Carmel Way, Union City

Wednesday, Jan. 19 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Purple Lotus Buddhist School, 33615 9th St, Union City 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Warm Springs Community Center, 47300 Fernald St., Fremont 5:15 - 5:50 p.m. Jerome Ave. and Ohlones St., Fremont 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Baywood Apts. 4275 Bay St., Fremont Thursday, Jan. 20 1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Stellar Academy 38325 Cedar Blvd, Newark 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Ardenwood School 33955 Emilia Lane, Fremont 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Weibel School 45135 South Grimmer Blvd., Fremont 5:50 - 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 Jan. 12 2:00 - 2:20 p.m. Pioneer Park 60 Wilson Way, Milpitas 2:30 - 2:55 p.m. Friendly Village Park 120 Dixon Landing Rd., Milpitas 3:20 - 4:00 p.m. Foothill School 1991 Landess Ave, Milpitas


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Obama names political veteran to top economic post

“It’s hard for me to believe someone gives you $900,000 and you don’t feel positively disposed toward them,’’ said Dean Baker, co-director of the liberal Center for Economic and Policy Research. continued from page 8

Their shares took a beating. Target’s stock fell almost 7 percent, while Macy’s fell 4 percent. Gap’s shares fell almost 7 percent. More expensive retailers saw better-than-expected sales. Abercrombie & Fitch Co., which saw robust gains that beat Wall Street estimates, though it had to discount to lure shoppers in. Luxury stores, including Saks Inc. and Nordstrom Inc., also reported big increases as the rallying stock market kept affluent customers spending. Overall, department stores fared better than mall clothing chains. Discounters such as Target, which were among the top performers in November, saw sales slow in December. December’s smaller increases underscore the challenges retailers face in getting shoppers back in the malls in the coming months when there are no holidays giving them reasons to spend. One worry is stores are pushing prices higher starting this spring as they offset higher costs in commodities, particularly cotton. Brooks Brothers Inc. is raising prices on all cotton items by an average of 10 percent, for example. “This is going to be a real test of wills between the consumer and the retailer,” said BMO Capital Markets analyst John Morris. —AP Retail Writer Ellen Gibson in New York contributed to this report.

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But Robert Greenstein, executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal-leaning research group, defended Sperling as an advocate of policies that help low- and moderateincome families and especially children.

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Climate Action Plan, a nation-wide model for other jurisdictions. The first step of this “cultural” change within Hayward’s local government administration is the initiative of the City Clerk’s Office to produce paperless agenda packets for Council. Each agenda item has a staff report comprising a report, resolution and attachments. Previously, the report’s author submitted a draft in triplicate, one each to the City Attorney, Assistant City Manager and City Clerk’s Office, for review approximately 15–20 days before Council heard the item. Each reviewer annotated the document before returning it to the author who re-issued the edited paper, in triplicate. Once the City Manager had approved the final version, it was copied and included in the packet materials for Council and the public. “Production of 21 hard-copy packets for each Council meeting is unsustainable. In 2009, this averaged 185,928 pages with associated photocopying expenses of $4,648 and paper costing $1,115. The annual cost of employees’ time spent assembling these packets amounted to $13,427. Fiscal and environmental benefits are both desirable,” stated City Clerk Miriam Lens. “Laserfiche Agenda Manager (webbased agenda information software) enables us to automate the document review process and production of agenda packets using the City’s Intranet and accomplish our objectives more efficiently,” she explained.

Staff reports are submitted as MS Word documents to Agenda Manager which manages workflow in real time. On approval by the author’s head of department, the report is immediately available for online review by the City Attorney and Assistant City Manager before review and final approval by City Manager Fran David. Once she affixes her signature to the document, Agenda Manager prevents further changes to the report which becomes available to the City Clerk who must also approve it and check that all attachments are included. The software also records all actions performed on the document. The City Clerk’s Office assembles and publishes the agenda and packet materials as a bookmarked, searchable PDF file that can be printed, circulated electronically and posted online. Council members are notified of the availability of the packet materials which they download to their iPads to read. They also take their iPads to Council meetings. Previously, the packets were mailed to their home addresses. “We’ve taken incremental steps over 12-18 months to complete this initial project. The next step is to roll-out a paperless environment to our boards and commissions, especially the Planning Commission which produces substantial reports. Right now, the focus is on the Council members who went paperless on November 9, 2010 and have supported the initiative. There have been no problems,” said Lens.

“An environmentally responsible workplace is the future. Some municipalities remain hesitant about this route. Of course, there is always some resistance to change but their main concern is the Brown Act which requires transparency. An iPad gives elected officials access to email and the Internet; some cities fear communication with individuals, who are absent from the meeting, about agenda items under consideration might occur without the knowledge of those present or observing the proceedings remotely. Our Council is aware of the City’s Communication Technology Policy which now includes the iPad,” explained Hayward’s City Clerk. Laserfiche document management software was acquired some time ago with Agenda Manager as part of the bundle so there has been no cost other than $7,546, already budgeted by Technology Services, to acquire iPads for the Mayor and six Council members. There will be annual savings of at least $11,319. The City of Hayward is the first municipality in the Tri-City and surrounding areas to start reducing its paper consumption materially. The City of Fremont might follow suit. As for the City of Sacramento, the decision to go paperless might have been made but has yet to be implemented. For more information, visit the City of Hayward website at www.ci.hayward.ca.us.

News From the New Haven Unified School District SUBMITTED BY RICK LA PLANTE Parent Resource Center opens at Hillview Crest: A grand opening celebration for the new Parent Resource Center at Hillview Crest Elementary School is scheduled for Friday, January 14. The celebration, including an appetizer potluck provided by parents and Principal John Hazatone, will start at 6:30 p.m. The Resource Center, which has been in use since October even while being finished, is designed to give parents a place for research, meetings, workshops, and casual discussions. Six computers are set up in the room, a play area for toddlers has been created, and the school has received donations of tables and chairs, two nice easy chairs, a coffee maker, and plants. Judges needed for MLK Tournment: The James Logan High School forensics team is recruiting volunteer judges for the 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tournament, to be held January 1416, at the high school. Students

from throughout the state will debate topics such as nuclear energy, deportation, and America’s military presence throughout the world. The tournament begins Friday, January 14, with preliminary rounds of the team debate competition starting at 4 p.m. Competition resumes at 8 a.m. Saturday and continues all day and into the evening. The final round Sunday starts at 8:30 a.m., with the awards ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. at the new Center for the Performing Arts. Anyone interested in helping as a volunteer judge can contact parent coordinator Florence Graham at (510) 589-3519 or florence.graham@att.net). Parent workshops resume next week: Empowering parents with tools, strategies, and skills is the goal in a series of free Parenting Workshops being hosted by the District and the New Haven Adult School. The workshops resume Wednesday, January 12, with a session on “Positive Behavior Management in the Home,” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cabello Student Support Center,

4500 Cabello Street. Another session on “Parents Rights and Responsibilities” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, on January 14 at the Adult School, 600 G St., Union City. Other dates, topics, times and locations: - Friday, January 28: “General Health and Nutrition,” 9 a.m. noon, Adult School. - Wednesday, February 9: “Reading Strategies,” 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Cabello. - Friday, February 11: “ADD and ADHD,” 9 a.m.- noon, Adult School. - Wednesday, February16: “Mental Health: Understanding the Impact,” 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Educational Services Center, 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd. - Friday, March 4: Topic TBD, 9 a.m.- noon, Adult School. - Wednesday, March 9: “Math Strategies,” 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Cabello. - Wednesday, March 16: “Understanding State Assessments,” 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Educational Services Center. - Wednesday, April 13: “Transition for Pre-Kindergarten and

Fifth-Graders,” 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Cabello. - Friday, April 15: Topic TBD, 9 a.m.- noon, Adult School. - Wednesday, April 20: “Transition to Adulthood: 6th to 12th grade,” 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Educational Services Center. - Friday, April 29: Topic TBD, 9 a.m.- noon, Adult School. - Friday, May 13: Topic TBD, 9 a.m.- noon, Adult School. - Wednesday, May 18: “Summer Faire: Pre-K to 5th Grade,” 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Cabello. “Safe Routes to School” workshop scheduled: Parents interested in joining the District’s partnership with Alameda County’s “Safe Routes to Schools” (SR2S) program – which promotes carpooling, “walking school buses” and other transportation alternatives at elementary and middle schools – are invited to attend a free workshop with SR2S leaders from throughout the county on Saturday, January 22. SR2S is looking for volunteer leaders interested in learning how to recruit and keep other volunteers, working with principals and teachers to build

stronger programs, and engaging their communities to create safer and healthier neighborhoods. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the TransForm Office, 436 14th Street, Suite 600, Oakland. A continental breakfast will be served, childcare will be available, and there will be a drawing for prizes. Registration deadline is January 15. For more information, contact SR2S Coordinator Carrie Harvilla at charvilla@transform.org or (510) 740-3150, ext. 326. Names ’n’ notes: Chief Academic Officer Wendy Gudalewicz and principals Tracie Noriega of Alvarado Elementary School and Alberto Solorazano of Cesar Chavez Middle School are among the winners of the Administrator of the Year awards announced by the New Haven Administrators Association. Also honored were CCMS Assistant Principal Roxana Mohammed, Director of Maintenance and Operations Frank Camarda and Executive Assistant Gina Dutra of the Division of Teaching and Learning.


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Dutra returns to Fremont council

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ollowing a brief ceremony on Tuesday, January 4 in city council chambers, Dominic Dutra was sworn into office by his wife, Lisa as their daughter Tricia and son Gabriel stood by. Mr. Dutra settled into his seat on the dais as an appointed councilmember and recalled his election in 2002 to serve a four-year term on the Fremont City Council. This time Dutra is filling a two-year vacancy created when Bob Wieckowski left to become the 20th District California Assembly Member. Pledging to complete Wieckowski’s term of office without seeking reelection, Dutra noted that although some thought him crazy to volunteer during one of the toughest economic challenges that has ever faced Fremont, he wanted to offer his services as a “concerned” citizen. He is convinced that “the path the City is currently on is simply not sustainable” and a “restructure of the City” is the only solution to the current financial crisis including a “comprehensive analysis of our current delivery service model.” According to Dutra, the current model is “broken” and “unsustainable” He noted that Fremont is not alone in this predicament; many other cities are facing the same issues. “In light of today’s realities, it is absolutely unrealistic to assume that the slow growing or unpredictable economy will save us or that the State [of California] will do anything other than take more money away from the cities or that citizens, at least at this point, will support a tax to help us get through our current challenges.”

SUBMITTED BY SACHIE JOHNS Join the Fremont Art Association’s (FAA) Digital Photography Group on a scenic and light walking photo tour of Point Lobos and the Big Sur area on Saturday, January 15. The area has been called the greatest meeting of land and water in the world; the craggy cliffs of the Ventana Wilderness plunge into the Pacific Ocean and support a vast community of terrestrial and aquatic plants and animals. We will try to shoot both the Point Lobos area and a few spots on the Big Sur coastline. This adventure will be led by award-winning photographer Cooksey Talbott. We will meet at the FAA Gallery at 11 a.m. and proceed as a group to the Big Sur area. This is a two-hour, 100-mile drive to Point Lobos. We are seeking volunteer drivers who can help with our ride pool. The cost of gas will be shared. Wear walking shoes and bring a hat, water, coat, lunch, snacks, camera, lens hood, polarizer, tripod (optional), and lens kit. Participants are required to sign a Release of Liability for our field trips. For questions, call

To overcome obstacles facing the City of Fremont, Dutra said that the council needed muster the “moral courage to stand up and do the right thing.” With what he called one of the most “exciting and dynamic new development models” and “historic opportunities,” especially in the NUMMI/Warm Springs area, Dutra noted that economic growth, not just business growth, is the engine of recovery. It should be recognized that Fremont is a world class destination for education of children and its development as a hub of “Green Tech and Clean Tech” can be a positive focus for the future. Vowing to face tough decisions and confront the City with the reality of expenses that outpace revenue, Dutra said he can focus all his energy on these problems without interference from political motives or campaign rhetoric. The top priority and “the number one reason why I am here,” according to Dutra is to bring the budget under control. “With 92 percent of our budget expenditures dedicated to public safety and maintenance, we simply cannot meet our budget challenges without also instituting a multi-year phased strategy for restructuring employee compensation including adjusting the city’s post-employment benefit liabilities.” He concluded that “there is nothing else to do but act and this is the time to do it.” In summary, Dutra admitted to a selfish reason for asking to sit on the council: “I honestly believe we have an historic opportunity to make a difference in this city if we face our challenges squarely and act with both vision and courage.”

Cooksey at (510) 742.0548. For details visit www.faadpg.ning.com. The Third Saturday (S3) Photography Group is a free street level art outreach program sponsored by the Fremont Art Association and Cooksey-Talbott Gallery. The group offers a variety of photographic educational opportunities and field trips. The S3 activities are held on the third Saturday of each month. The lessons are free and open to all who are interested in making photographs and having a good time. Programs range in complexity from beginner to advanced. For more information on the S3 program and photography classes visit faadpg.ning.com/events Scenic Coastal Photo Trip Saturday, January 15 11 a.m. Fremont Art Association Gallery 37659 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 792-0905 www.FremontArtAssociation.org Free (Share cost of gas)

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SUBMITTED BY DIANE DANIEL Thirteen advanced Bachelor of Fine Arts students will be showing their work in an exhibition opening January 11, and continuing through February 12 in the University Art Gallery. “Each year we look forward to new and exciting works from our students,” said Jill Ringler, art gallery manager. “Among our interesting pieces this year is an installation by Donghoon Han composed of several old televisions running VHS video, and an interactive piece from Michael Wallace that will enable the viewer to have his photograph taken while sitting beneath images of people in chairs,” she added. Participants are: Victor Hugo Arce showing mixed media, Hormiga Atomica; Eyael Fisseha, nine small abstract images; Maria Fulmer, photograph, Veins II; Donghoon Han, video and television installation; Kenneth Hung, painting, untitled; Elizabeth Zunino, painting, Unknown Territory, and needlepoint, Monarch Butterflies; Pat McCabe, paintings, Mataka Henkmaalmaan (Spirit Journey), Paolo Mejia, installation; A.W. Parker, photo, Missing Clothes; Melanie Grayrain Sharr, paintings, Nurse Series; Andy Wallace, four paintings, Simple Representation, Complex Idea,

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here do all those props and costumes used at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward come from? A small exhibit at the new Castro Valley Library gives you a clue, as well as a close-up look at some of them and how they were created. The exhibit, titled “From Script to Stage: Where Props and Costumes Come From, and How They Get There,” is on display till the end of January. The first thing that catches your eye at the exhibit is a large Celtic stone cross, part of a tombstone made for “The Sound of Music” in 2006. It sits high up in the display case, on a sheet of 1/4” glass supported by a thin metal bracket. It’s only when you read the accompanying card that you realize the cross is made of plastic foam. It just happens to look like solid stone. Among the other items in the exhibit are two replica 1800s British telephones made for “Sullivan and Gilbert,” utilizing custom-made wood bases and an assortment of parts from the Morrisson prop rooms. A medieval handsaw (also pine and plywood) shares a shelf with a London “Times” of 1898 which looks authentic until you get up close and realize all the writing is just placeholder text. Prop food, which looks good enough to eat, includes a cheesecake, a plate of brownies, and a birthday cake with spackling paste “frosting.” One particularly interesting display shows, step by step, how a 1930s studio microphone was made from plastic foam, a paper cover, and a metal bracket. Each item includes a card that tells what it is, what show it was made for, and what the materials are. There’s also a printed panel which briefly describes the overall process used to select or create props and costumes at a theatre. The exhibit title pretty well summarizes it: it all starts with the story. From Script to Stage Through January Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Monday: Noon - 8 p.m. Tuesday: Noon - 8 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Castro Valley Library 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley (510) 667-7900 www.aclibrary.org

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No. 1; Michael Wallace, installation, photographs and chair, Leaf-Spring Chair; and Justin Reece, photography. Student Art Exhibit January 11 to February 12 Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art and Education Building Cal State East Bay campus 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward Free

Stage 1 Theatre is proud to present TITANIC THE MUSICAL, based on the factual story of the fated ship, which sank on its maiden voyage in the early hours of April 15, 1912. As the 100th anniversary of the sinking approaches, this lush and beautiful musical pays tribute to the 1,517 souls (men, women & children) who lost their lives. You will be moved and uplifted by their stories and courage. Presented in concert with a cast of 45 soaring voices and glorius music of a full orchestra under the direction of Blair Barrett. Directors Cary Litchford and Todd Aragon promise a production of an epic tale you’ll not soon forget.

January 14th, 15th 8pm January 16th 2:30pm January 21st, 22nd 8pm January 23rd 2:30pm

“Missing Clothes” by A.W. Parker

Stage 1 Theatre @ Newark Memorial High School 39375 Cedar Blvd. Newark $10.00~$20.00 Tickets are available at www.stage1theatre.org, The Book End in Newark or by calling 510-791-0287


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BY SUZANNE ORTT PHOTOS COURTESY OF SANDHYA SRIDHARAN AND SUBU GUPTA Editor’s Note: This is the final article in the series profiling local residents who immigrated to the Bay Area from different parts of the world. In TCV’s December 14, 2010 issue we recounted the life story of a couple from Greece and Germany. The January 4, 2011 issue focused on a couple who emigrated from Mexico.

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icture Sandhya Sridharan growing up in the far-off country of India. Although her life was full, it was quite different than life in the United States. In India, changes are evident now; in her earlier years, women had few rights. Moreover, the media is more democratic. One of her childhood memories is at age eight or nine. Riots occurred near the border of southern India and refugee camps were close by. Many nights she heard the screams of women and children being brutalized in detention centers. Sandhya‘s childhood in the very conservative and family-oriented culture was active and happy. She and her sister liked the outdoors, playing badminton, cricket, and jumping rope. Folk dancing, a means of Indian storytelling, was another attraction. Each state in India has its own form of folk dance. Because of family travels, she witnessed many varieties of folk dancing. Although Sridharan did not dance, she and her family enjoyed watching. Sridharan’s hometown was fairly large. The family home was in a remote area with plenty of open space.

A childhood photo of Sridharan and her sister in a dance pose

fair. The families planned a special day for the couple, but sadly, the day before the wedding, Gupta’s father suffered a massive cardiac arrest and died. Due to Indian customs, the earliest the wedding date could be reset was 13 days later. Their belief is the soul remains in the house for 13 days after death. So, they married 15 days later in a small ceremony at a Hindu temple. The couple returned to California and settled in Union City. Now they have two children. Their daugh-

The couple with their parents

Her mother stayed home to give Sandhya and her sister her undivided attention. Her father worked in high-level management for a paper company. Both she and her sister attended an English speaking school 35 kilometers – approximately 22 miles - from their home. Both parents highly valued education, especially math and science. Sridharan enjoyed math more than science. While in India she continued her education and became a computer science engineer. She experienced life in large cities while in college and during her early employment. This gave her the impetus and courage to travel and work abroad. The United States offered better job prospects, so when Sridharan was in her mid-twenties she obtained a job in the Bay Area and immigrated to the U.S. Upon arrival, her new boss met her at the airport and got her situated in a local motel. Then her cousin came from Irvine to help her find and settle into an apartment. For a few weeks, she was rather lonely and scared. She had never lived alone before. When Sridharan arrived, she knew no one here. Then she made friends at work and life improved. About six months later, she met Subu Gupta, her future husband. Gupta, also a computer engineer, with a degree from Arizona State University, had grown up in India like Sridharan. Two years of dating culminated in marriage. The wedding was held in India so family and friends could attend. Her father invited 500 guests to this gala af-

ter Mahika and son Krish attend New Haven schools. The environment is different here. Both parents work but emphasize involvement with the children. Sridharan commented that life is a juggling act. The two share the same goals of raising their children to be independent and strong individuals while having a comfortable life. So far they are succeeding. They miss their families, but good friends and great neighbors compensate. Home cooking is typical in this family. Approximately 80 percent of the meals are Indian cuisine. Sridharan varies it for the children’s sake. Sometimes on the weekend they go out to eat. She laughs that stuffing samosas with varied vegetables is “a good way to get the children to eat their vegetables.” Krish, like his father, is a vegetarian, whereas the two females in the family are not. Reading to her children is one activity for which Sridharan makes time. Her daughter especially enjoys books. Right now Mahika is reading “Ghosts of the White House” to her mother. Many of her choices have extra benefits by helping her mother learn more American history. Realizing the advantages of citizenship and planning to stay here, Sridharan and Gupta felt citizenship made sense so two years ago, they took the necessary actions to become Americans. The three immigrant families, profiled in this series, have contributed to our culture, in their own ways, and represent the essence of America. All are Americans.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 11

Saturday, Jan. 15

Monday, Jan. 17

Symmetry of Snowflakes

Henna for Teens

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Concert by World Renowned Folk Singer John McCutcheon

Presented by Math Science Nucleus

Demonstration and practice sessions

7:30 a.m.

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

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

Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and folk virtuoso John McCutcheon performs for St. James' Episcopal Church Fremont's annual non-profit fundraiser

Tuesday, Jan. 11

Saturday, Jan. 15

Retired Public Employees Association $

Sunset Birding

11:15 a.m.

Free birding hike with an expert

Luncheon and brief business meeting

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

Tuesday, Jan. 18

Saturday, Jan. 15

Hands on activities for children

(510) 538-8567 Tuesday, Jan. 11

Snowshoeing Basics

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Selecting appropriate gear for snowshoeing

REI Fremont 43962 Fremont Blvd., Fremont (510) 651-0305 Wednesday, Jan. 12

Mission Gold Jazz Band

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

Swiss Park 5911 Mowry Ave., Newark (510)793-6279 (510) 657-0243 Wednesday, Jan. 12

Art of Living

Electronic Waste Collection Fund-Raiser $

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Benefit Irvington’s Information Technology Clubs

Irvington High School Valhalla Theatre 41800 Blacow Rd., Fremont (510) 590-7510

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Help clean and remove non-native plants

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward (510) 670-7270 Sunday, Jan. 16

Hosted by Sean Lightholder

Refuge Exploration

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

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Explore and hike the refuge

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

Titanic $

Sunday, Jan. 16

8 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

Monarch Butterfly Walks $

Newark Memorial High School Theatre 39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 791-0287 Friday, Jan. 14

MLK Celebrate Diversity Breakfast $

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Search for butterflies hanging from eucalyptus branches

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 544-2797 Monday, Jan. 17

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March

Sponsored by Fremont/Newark YMCA

9:30 a.m.

Newark-Fremont Hilton Hotel 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark (510) 657-5200 Saturday, Jan. 15

Twilight Marsh Walk R

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Stroll along Tidelands Trail

Don Edwards Visitor Center 1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont (510) 745-8695 Saturday, Jan. 15

Marshlands of Dreams

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. One mile walk of the LaRiviere Marsh Trail

Don Edwards Visitor Center 1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont (510) 745-8695 Saturday, Jan. 15

Movie Night $

7:30 p.m. Comedy short subject night

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

www.unityoffremont.org 510-797-5234

Saturday, Jan. 15

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The musical in concert

36600 Niles Blvd, Fremont

Hayward Main Library 835 C St., Hayward (510) 881-7941

Weed Warriors R

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A positive path for spiritual living

Discussion with a financial advisor

Sunday, Jan. 16

Open Mic

Sunday 10:00 AM

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Breathing techniques for energy, stress relief and focus

Wednesday, Jan. 12

Unity of Fremont

Investor Education R

10 a.m. - Noon

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

A prayer centered church of spiritually bonded friends

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 15

Ohlone Village Site Open House

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tour the structures and learn their culture

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

Music and words of Dr. King followed by March of Witness

Hayward City Hall Plaza 777 B St., Hayward (510) 581 2060

St. James' Episcopal Church Fremont (37051 Cabrillo Drive - off Thornton Ave. in Fremont) (510) 581 2060

Home Compost Demonstration

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1401 Wednesday, Jan. 19

Retired Teachers’ Luncheon

11:15 a.m. - 2 p.m. Speaker: Mario Chiodo, sculptor

Hilton, 399000 Balentine Dr., Newark Wednesday, Jan. 19

Theatre Play $

10 a.m. and Noon Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Chabot Performing Arts Center 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward (800) 606-0424 Wednesday, January 19

Mental Fitness and Memory

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Improve the quality of your memory

San Lorenzo Library 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo (510) 670-6283 Friday – Saturday, Jan. 21 – 22

Fremont Summit $R Building the Bay Area Response to Human Trafficking

Harbor Light Church 4760 Thornton Ave., Fremont (650) 461-3900

Continuing Events:

Exhibits

and

Thursdays - Saturdays, through - Feb. 11 Art Exhibit

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pen Women Show John O’Lague Galleria 777 B Street, Hayward (510) 538-2787 www.haywardarts.org


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or many Americans, civil rights are an unquestioned everyday norm of society. For those Americans too young to remember, they are the recipients of the struggles and sacrifices of many social activists, most notably Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, and became one of the most prominent figures of the African-American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired by Mahatma Ghandi’s teachings of non-violent resistance, King employed peaceful social disobedience to bring greater attention to the struggle of civil rights for African-Americans. His non-violent civil protest won both supporters for the causes he championed, and detractors who feared his influence and opposed change. Through writing, public oration, and peaceful protestation, King was a driving force for social change, intent on improving the welfare of African-Americans in every aspect of American society. He was instrumental in leading the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, one of the first public challenges to institutionalized racism. The discriminatory practice of forcing African-Americans to ride in the back of the bus and surrender their seats to white riders came to a head when Rosa Parks famously refused to give her seat to a white passenger, resulting in her arrest while simultaneously providing the catalyst needed for the nascent civil rights movement. The boycott saw African American riders refusing to ride the bus until conditions improved, which was a huge financial blow to the Montgomery public transportation system, as most of the riders were African Americans. It was King’s first major victory; after 382 days, the United States Supreme Court ruled racial segregation of the bus unconstitutional, thus ending segregation on public transportation (1964). King was among the founding members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and also served as its first president until his death. The SCLC was an instrumental organization that lead demonstrations in Albany, Georgia, and Birmingham against injustices perpetuated against African Americans. King’s most triumphant moment (and the one for which he is most fondly remembered) is the August 28, 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his most famous public address, the “I Have a Dream” speech. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial King delivered a powerful and stirring oration which espoused his dream of living in a nation “where [people] will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Quoting portions of the Declaration of Independence, King sought to incorporate the promise of the American Dream with his own version of the dream, which was equal rights and respect for all people across the nation. The civil rights movement sought a vast change in American

social consciousness, “because the struggle was about far more than just civil rights under law; it was also about fundamental issues of freedom, respect, dignity, and economic and social equality.” Two major pieces of legislation were passed that changed the social climate of the country for good: the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed racial discrimination and racial segregation, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which prevented discriminatory voting practices against AfricanAmericans. King’s struggle for civil rights ended with his assassination on March 29, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. A highly charismatic public speaker and influential leader, King has left a legacy as great as his accomplishments. He is recognized as the youngest person ever to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, and is an icon for the struggle of human rights. His birthday is recognized as a national holiday, and memorials are aired on television and radio of his struggles, sacrifices and achievements. Modern-day civil rights issues differ greatly from the main struggles King and his contemporaries undertook. Although blatant racism and racial discrimination are no longer tolerated in American society, many civil rights issues arise from lifestyle and cultural differences. One group of people facing various challenges are the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community who face many social and legal hurdles in their efforts to secure the same rights and status as heterosexual people. The most recent example was Proposition 8, a ballot proposition which refused to recognize same-sex marriage in the state of California. Proposition 8 was passed on November 4, 2008, resulting in mass-protests by opponents of the proposition and it’s tenets, as well as a California Constitutional amendment stating marriage is recognized as a union only between a man and a woman. Civil unions (also known as domestic partnerships) are legally recognized partnerships comparable to marriage. Interestingly, while California is one state that recognizes civil unions, the state constitution bans same-sex marriage. While the challenges to same-sex marriage continue in the form of countless court rulings and appeals, the LGBT communities may be viewed as a separate minority with continuing struggles to achieve recognition and equal protection under state and federal laws that make their plight similar yet unique in the debate of civil rights. Two of the most important topics of the national dialogue are related to immigration and terrorism in regards to national security. Perhaps most obvious would be the decision of Arizona governor Jan Brewer to enact Senate Bill 1070, a law that threatens deportation of undocumented illegals in the state of Arizona if proof of U.S. citizenship is not presented. The law, signed on April 23, 2010, was undoubtedly intended to instigate a serious debate on the need for immigration reform, but threatens to potentially violate the civil rights of both illegals

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and citizens alike with its system of racial profiling in order to carry out its intended purpose. Whether or not Arizona’s law is legal under the United States constitution, there is no doubt the debate on immigration reform has been renewed with more urgency than previously allocated. Another civil rights clash is France’s problematic issue in regards to outlawing the burqa veil, a traditional Muslim form of dress for Muslim women. Many opponents feel that outlawing the burqa would stigmatize many Muslims, since France is home to Europe’s largest Muslim population. Proponents of the ban, however, claim the “veils don’t square with the French ideal of women’s equality or its secular tradition.” Whether racially or culturally-based, clearly France is experiencing a cultural shift not unlike the United States during the mid-twentieth century, and is attempting to deal with the situation in its own way. These issues are but a small portion of the challenges different communities face on a daily basis. Whether it’s the battle for equality through legal recognition or sanction (same-sex marriage or undocumented illegals working in the United States), or differences in culture and religion (Muslims and Islamic traditions), the struggle for civil rights is an ongoing battle for different groups of people to have their voices, customs, and cultural norms heard and respected. Many people may wonder what Dr. King would have thought of the current state of civil rights. But I believe that instead of asking what King would have thought, it would be more prudent to ask what he would have done. King’s devotion to achieving civil rights for African-Americans is instruction in conflict resolution for the future, and we would be remiss to ignore his legacy.

EVENTS: Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March Monday, January 17 9:30 a.m. Gather at Hayward City Hall Plaza 777 B Street (at Watkins) for music and the words of Dr. King. At 10 a.m. the March of Witness will commence; in celebration of Hayward’s diversity, attendees are invited to carry organizational banners and wear national dress. Return to City Hall Plaza at 10:30 a.m. to listen to song and be inspired by Dr. King’s words of courage, hope, and justice. For more information call (510) 581-2060 or visit southhaywardparish.org. Fremont/Newark YMCA’s 5th Annual MLK Celebrate Diversity Breakfast Friday, January 14 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Newark Hilton 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark Join us for an inspirational program with guest speakers Rev. Tommy Smith and Keynote Speaker Assemblymember Mary Hayashi, along with music and other presentations. Breakfast Buffet is $40 per plate or $400 per table. For reservations or sponsorship information call (510) 657-5200.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute BY ALISSA GWYNN Studying Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is “a unique opportu-

nity to learn about one of the most important movements in history,” according to Dr. Clayborne Carson, Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute known to many in the Bay Area, yet it is home to one of the the only large-scale research projects focusing on an African-American: the King Papers Project. Since 1985, when Coretta Scott King first asked Dr. Carson to edit and publish King’s work – papers, speeches, sermons, correspondence – the Project has published six volumes of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. and is working the 7th and 8th volumes. The 14th and final volume is projected to be completed by 2027. “[The King Papers Project] is more complex than I ever would have imagined; it took eight years to get the first volume done...and I am still working 25 years later,” said Carson. Staff members and student interns obtain documents from all over the world, transcribe interviews and speeches, digitize documents, and write explanatory annotations when preparing volumes for publication. In addition to the King Papers Project, the MLK Research and Education Institute’s mission includes a variety programs and

activities aiming to educate the public about King’s life and the human rights movements he inspired. Included among these activities is the Liberation Curriculum, which, according to its website, offers lesson plans aimed at “inspiring a new generation to achieve positive social chance...[and transforming] the way history is taught and perceived by students.” In addition, the Institute offers the world’s largest online archive of Martin Luther King, Jr. related documents and dramatic works. “Passages of Martin Luther King,” a play written by Dr. Carson and produced in 1993 by the Stanford Drama Department, has staged at churches, universities across America, and abroad with the National Theatre Company of China in Beijing in 2007. It was the first time African American and Chinese actors had performed on the same stage in China. Currently, the MLK Research and Education Institute is in the process of putting together a Palestinian production of the play.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the King Institute will be hosting an Open House on Friday, January 14, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dr. Carson will review the Institute’s accomplishments over the past year, and there will be a book signing by King Institute Scholar in Resident and one of Dr. King’s advisors, Clarence B. Jones. All are welcome to attend, and the Institution will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank or coats for One Warm Coat. To learn more about the King Institute, or how to donate, visit http://mlkkpp01.stanford.edu/index.php. Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute Open House Friday, January 14 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cypress Hall D - 466 Via Ortega, Stanford http://mlkkpp01.stanford.edu/index.php (650) 723-2092

unique. We want to emphasize that we are all in this together, and honor the legacy of Dr. King. ” said David Hembree, Executive Director, Fremont/Newark YMCA. To purchase your ticket for the MLK Celebration Breakfast or to sponsor a table, call 510-279- 2909 and ask for David Hembree, or e-mail to dhembree@ymcaeastbay.org

SUBMITTED BY FREMONT/NEWARK YMCA Join the Fremont/Newark YMCA for an inspirational program to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with guest speakers; Rev.Tommy Smith, and Keynote Speaker Assemblymember Mary Hayashi. Additionally there will be music and other presentaions. “We want to celebrate the rich diversity of cultures that make the Tri-City area so vital and

MLK Diversity Breakfast Friday, Jan 14 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Newark Hilton 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark (510) 279-2909 Breakfast Buffet is $40 per plate or $400 per table.

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Prep soccer rundown BY SIDA LU AND GIOVANNI ALBANESE JR. PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW Girls soccer teams in both the Mission Valley Athletic League and the Hayward Area Athletic League resumed their season on Jan. 4 and Jan. 5 respectively, coming off of a winter break featuring the Tri-Valley Classic tournament. MVAL Tuesday, Jan. 4 American came into their match against Washington refocused and ready to play, coming off of their recent defeat to Arroyo. After a series of back and forth goals, American pulled ahead and its defense held long enough to fend off the Washington Huskies, 4-3. Kennedy traveled to Irvington in hopes of earning their first league victory but was instaed shutout, 2–0. Irvington’s goals were by Heidi Moreno and Stephanie Lloyd, both of which were assisted by Melissa Heaton. Goalie Kimberly McLaughlin had two saves to help the Kennedy Titans complete the shutout. Mission San Jose met rival Newark Memorial

and got the upperhand on the Cougars with a 2-0 victory. Kristin Moyer and Lica Monobe both scored for the Warriors, with Taylor Jackson picking up the assist. Taygan Grundy and Kylie Moltzen split the goaltending duties with 40 minutes each, saving a total of seven shots. Thursday, Jan. 6 Newark Memorial faced Washington at Washington for their next test and was able to quickly pounce on a lethargic Huskies team and erupted for the early 4-0 lead. In the second half, however, the Huskies woke up and battled back, scoring three goals but ultimately falling short in their rally, 4-3. Kennedy continued its quest for first league victory— this time at Logan. Once again, the Titans fell short and were unable to get on the scoreboard against the Colts, losing 4-0. Irvington hosted the American Eagles but was able to derail the Eagles offense behind seven plays from their goalie, Kimberly Mclaughlin. Heidi Moreno and Shayla Funk scored the two goals for the Vikings, with Sarah Hardin and Melissa Heaton assisting. Logan stands upon the MVAL(3-0-0) with

Mission San Jose (2-0-1) and Irvington (2-1-0) close behind. HAAL Wednesday, Jan. 5 Arroyo was buoyed by its six game win streak as it hosted Mt. Eden and was ultimately able to extend its streak to seven with a 3-0 victory. Redwood Christian traveled to Concord to play the Ygnacio Valley Warriors in a nonleague bout but forgot to bring their offense as the Redwood Christian Eagles were shutout, 3-0. Castro Valley dismantled Tennyson, scoring two goals in each half for a 4-0 victory. Moreau Catholic matched up against San Leandro but went 0-12 in shots

and lost 3-0, despite their goalie having 18 saves. San Leandro’s Camille Watson and Jaime Turrentine scored the three goals for San Leandro and had each had an assist. Friday, Jan. 7 Arroyo traveled into Oakland to face Bishop O’Dowd but was promptly shut down offensively and defensively as they allowed five goals (four in the first half alone) and scored none of their own. This ended Arroyo’s seven game win streak. Mt. Eden played leaguewinless Tennyson and demonstrated their scoring ability with five total goals and a 5-2 victory. San Leandro played Hayward and

battled to a 2-2 tie. The next day, Tennyson’s woes continued as it lost a non-league match against Concord’s Mt. Diablo. Arroyo leads the HAAL, with Castro Valley and Bishop O’Dowd creeping up the standings. And as for the boys soccer scene on Jan. 4, in HAAL action, Bishop O’Dowd dropped Moreau Catholic, 2-0, Arroyo and Mt. Eden played to a scoreless draw, Hayward topped San Lorenzo, 2-1, and Castro Valley downed Tennyson, 3-1. In the only match on Jan. 5, Milpitas blew away Cupertino, 41, in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League match. HAAL had a couple games on Jan. 6, with Mt. Eden downing Tennyson, 3-1, and Hayward one-upping San Leandro, 2-1. In the final day of action for the week, on Jan. 7, Mt. Eden won its second straight with a 5-1 triumph over Moreau Catholic; Milpitas put up another four in a 4-0 road win over Lynbrook; and in MVAL action, Kennedy and Washington had a scoreless match, Newark downed Irvington, 2-0, and James Logan rolled over Mission San Jose, 4-0. For all scores and the upcoming schedule in prep soccer, log on to the TCV Sports website at http://sports.tricityvoice.com.

Swim Gladiators Finish off Season with 2nd Place in State Tournament SUBMITTED BY SEAN HERNANDEZ PHOTO BY TEENA RAYBURN On a journey that was planned since last year and began 20 weeks ago, the Fremont Gladiators finished off their 2010 fall season with a strong showing in The Founder’s Cup, taking second in the tournament. California Youth Soccer Association’s Founders Cup is a state tournament for Division IV teams. The Gladiators completed their first round of play on Dec. 11 and 12 by winning their bracket. During bracket play, they defeated a team from Tracy 6-0 and the top team from Mt. Hamilton 2-0. On Sunday, Dec. 12, they played the Clovis Wild Ones, a team that had given up only two goals in the previous two seasons, without a loss or a tie. Clovis had the upper hand in the first half with Fremont playing even in the second half. At the end of the game it was 0-0, with both coaches having a strong feeling that the teams would meet again. Based on one more goal for, the Gladiators were the bracket’s top seed and Clovis would

move on as the bracket’s second seed, but in the other conference. The following Saturday, Dec. 18, Fremont would play the best that Castro Valley had to offer and win in the process, 4-0. Up next, in the semifinals, later that same day, was Oakland’s top team, the

the finals with a 4-2 victory. Clovis, fresh off of victories of 5-0 over one of Tracy’s best and 7-0 over Petaluma’s number one team would be the opponent in Sunday’s (Dec. 19) championship game. This time there would be no ties.

after regulation, the teams played two 10-minute sudden death periods. Fremont had the best opportunity to end the game in overtime with a solid shot that ricocheted off the crossbar. Despite having scored a combined 20 goals in their quarter and

Puma Girls. The Gladiators jumped to a 2-0 lead and with thoughts of a title game, they lost focus. In a 5 minute span the game was 2-2. Realizing what was about to slip away, Fremont turned up the intensity and scored two more goals to earn a trip to

Once again the Gladiators would be playing on a rain soaked field. The rain continued to fall. Despite having the ball on the Clovis half of the field for a majority of the time, the Gladiators were not able to score. With the score knotted at 0-0, again

semifinal matches, neither team was able to score in the additional 20 minutes. Now this journey that started 20 weeks ago for the Gladiators would come down to penalty kicks. After making seven of eight PKs two weeks earlier to

win the December Classic Tournament, they would not be able to repeat the accuracy in the title match. Clovis would walk away with the U-12 Girls State Title and Fremont Gladiators would end their journey knocking on the title door, with a hard fought second-place finish. Congratulations to the Wild Ones. The Gladiators can take a great deal of pride in the accomplishments they had along the way. This journey included a league best 12-0 record; first-place finishes in the Honey Invitational and the December Classic Tournament; second-place finishes in league playoffs and the Director’s Cup; every player on the team scored a goal; and accumulated a record of 28-3-1. Congratulations to FC Fremont and the Gladiators players (Hayley A, Nandini B, Maria C., Jessica F, Ariana H, Kiran H, Rhea K, Saaniya K, Abby M, Arianna N, Pavani R, Alexa R, Jocelyn R, Megann S, Jessica S, Shruti S, Simran S, Kate T, Chelsea T, Alyssa Z) parents and coaches for all their success and a fantastic season.

HAAL hoops tips off conference battles BY KEVIN YIN AND MIHIR BHAGAT The beginning of 2011 coincides with a shift in focus for basketball teams of the Hayward Area Athletic League, as squads spent the week of Monday, Jan. 3, to Saturday, Jan. 8, moving into the heart of league play. Boys Perhaps the most notable matchup of conference foes during the week turned out to be a one-sided affair, as Bishop O’Dowd mauled Moreau, 78-54, on Jan. 5. The Dragons talented forward duo of juniors Brandon Ashley and Richard Longrus led O’Dowd’s effort, with Longrus finishing with 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Ashley had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Moreau’s senior shooting guard Andy Mitchell led all scores with 22 points. Moreau then dropped a tough game against San Leandro, 64-62, despite 23 points from senior guard Kacey Holt. Hamed Ali led San Leandro with 17 points. After starting 8-2, Moreau has lost three straight games, and is 0-4 in games against HAAL teams. San Leandro followed the win over Moreau with a 78-71 loss to Hayward. Ali again led the Pirates with 21 points. Castro Valley continued its tremendous season by posting three solid wins. On Jan. 5, Castro Valley crushed Tennyson, 8238, behind huge games from seniors Roderick Bobbitt and Juan Anderson, who were deadly from long range. Anderson scored 27

points, including five 3-pointers, while Bobbitt scored 21 points with three 3-pointers. The Trojans then beat San Lorenzo, 72-55, with another big effort from Anderson, who scored 18 points. Castro Valley topped off the week with a non-league victory over a strong Jesuit squad, 80-68. Again, the partnership of Bobbitt and Anderson was decisive, with both players scoring 20 points. On the other end of the spectrum, Tennyson and San Lorenzo each continued their unfortunate seasons, as neither team was able to pick up a win last week. Both teams paired their loss to Castro Valley with another defeat. Tennyson dropped a 58-43 match against Mt. Eden on Friday, Jan. 7. Nosmo Nwachukwu led a balanced offensive attack for Mt. Eden with 12

points, while no Tennyson player managed to get into double figures. San Lorenzo, meanwhile, lost to Hayward, 77-43. Girls Bishop O’ Dowd High (7-6) kicked the week off and obliterated Mt. Eden High with a 70-22 victory on Tuesday, Dec. 4. On the next day, they went on to beat Moreau Catholic High (8-6), winning 69-43 in a match-up between two of the top teams in the league. Later, the school’s last game of the week was another dominating win; this time 70-37 over Arroyo High (9-5). All in all, a great week as the team put themselves in an excellent position moving forward. At the same time, Hayward High (9-3) kept rolling as they topped San Lorenzo High (1-7)

with a final score of 48-29 primarily because Briyana Clark registered a solid seven-point, eight-rebound, two-steal performance. Clark, however, only shot 19 percent from the floor. The same day, Arroyo made up for it by closing out a tightly contested match-up against Mt. Eden, winning 48-40. Mt. Eden, who’s been fairly inconsistent this season, fortunately made up for the loss by beating Tennyson High (4-10) with a final score of 43-31. Tennyson, meanwhile, have struggled all year long and continued to do so as they lost 66-23 to Castro Valley (7-6) on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Arguably the most interesting game was on Thursday, Jan. 6, as Moreau Catholic edged out San Leandro 53-45 despite the Pirates Marshantae Ferris scoring 22 points.


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Irvington JV girls soccer playing strong SUBMITTED BY PAUL DUNN PHOTO COURTESY OF ED OHYE After winning its opening game 4-2 against James Logan in December, the Irvington High Lady Vikings JV soccer team was looking forward to the first week of Mission Valley Athletic League games in the New Year. First up was John F. Kennedy High at TAK Fudenna Memorial Stadium on a warm January

the ball over the encroaching keeper to make the score 1-0. When the second half started, the Lady Vikings pushed forward from the start to try and increase their lead. Attack after attack was thwarted by strong Titan defense until Ohye controlled the ball on the edge of the Titan 18 yard box, before sliding a pass to Rachel Heng who poked the ball past the Titan keeper to make the score 2-0. Only minutes later, Sarina Utamsing added another after she intercepted a clearance

had a nice shot saved by the Eagle keeper and Rhian Dunn hit the upright from a long range effort. The first half finished a very respectable 0-0. Once again the Lady Vikings came out strong at the start of the second half and immediately put pressure on the Eagles goal. The pressure was eventually rewarded as Ohye picked up the ball to the right of the goal and as Summer Jones and Dunn crashed the goal, Ohye’s hard shot ricocheted off an Eagle defender past her keeper into the

Left to right, bottom row: Marissa Lee, Amie Fang,Vahini Patel, Emily Holmes, Rhian Dunn,Tiffany Sarchet, Rachel Heng and Summer Jones.Top row: Alyssa Mathias,Aileen Cheng, Molly Cory, Sarina Utamsing, Allison Huff, Andrea Hanna, Jagpreet Sidhu, Megan Dunn, Naomi Figueroa, Erica Ohye, Mehertaj Gill, Dimple Patel and Natalie Cory.

evening. The Vikings quickly went on the offense and peppered the Kennedy goal with shots, but good defense and excellent goalkeeping kept the game even. Half way through the first half, Viking keeper Andrea Hanna got her first touch of the game and launched a thundering drop kick to Erica Ohye, who sped past the Titan defense towards goal. Keeping her head, Ohye deftly lobbed

and blasted a low shot into the right corner of the net. The final 3-0 score was truly a team performance as all squad members contributed. In the second game of the week at Irvington’s home field, the Vikings came up against the highly fancied American Eagles. Both teams started strong and although chances were hard to come by, the Lady Vikings had the best opportunities as Ohye

net to make it 1-0. Minutes later Ohye was again in the action as she fed a short pass to Utamsing who hammered the ball past the keeper from about 15 yards out to make the final score 2-0. Essential to the win was strong defense from the Lady Vikings by Tiffany Sarchet, Merhartaj Gill, Aileen Cheng, Megan Dunn and Alyssa Mathias which resulted in another shut out victory for keeper Andrea Hanna.

goalie Zach Ebright got the shutout. Girls Soccer Milpitas girls also went 2-0 last week to open El Camino play and improved to 5-4-1. On Wednesday they traveled to Cupertino and came away with a 1-0 victory. Lora Lee scored the only goal. Game two of the week on Friday was a 4-2 home victory over Lynbrook. Belen Acosta had two goals and Kelly Forsyth and Lee 1netted the others. Boys Basketball California School for the Deaf Eagles improved to 7-5 last week with a pair of Bay Counties League victories at home which keeps them undefeated in league play at 3-0. First game was Tuesday, Jan. 4, a 55-26 blowout over Contra Costa Christian High. On Thursday, Jan. 6, CSD played took on Oakland Military Institute. Although the Eagles held a 44-22 lead after three quarters, they were outscored 2111 in the fourth for a mere 55-43 win. CSD was led by Antoine Nathaniel (15 points) and Carlos Lopez (14).

Fremont Christian Warriors also had two BCL games last week and came away with a split. Tuesday, FC traveled to OMI and were defeated 77-73 then returned home on Thursday where they won handily, 70-38 over Chinese Christian. In the victory over CC, the Warriors were led by senior point guard Jeremiah Herzog’s 24 points. Milpitas extended its winning streak to four with a pair of El Camino victories last week. On Tuesday they hosted Santa Clara High School and came away with a 63-20 win, then traveled to Saratoga High School on Friday and won 49-36. Trojans are now 5-8 overall and 2-0 in league. Girls Basketball Milpitas went 1-1 in El Camino play last week. They defeated Santa Clara 48-36 at home last Wednesday before dropping a hard fought contest at Saratoga on Friday, 46-45, to give them an overall record of 5-9, 2-0 in league play. Against SC, the Trojans led all the way with Jalaena Bumagat

League play underway in winter prep sports BY BIFF JONES Boys Soccer Milpitas High School Trojans opened Santa Clara Valley Athletic League, El Camino Division play last week with back-to-back victories. They defeated Cupertino High School at home, 4-1 then shutout Lynbrook High School of San Jose on the road, 4-0 to improve to 5-3-2 overall and 2-0 in league. In the Cupertino game, Trojans opened the scoring on a penalty kick by Frank Paniagua. Later in the half, Paniagua scored again after receiving a crossing pass from Tre Le. Ramiro Ceja got two second-half goals to seal the deal. Against Lynbrook, it was the Ceja show as he scored all four goals, two in each half. Milpitas

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Girls Softball SUBMITTED BY NICOLE DONOVAN San Lorenzo girls softball league offers a fun positive environment for girls, ages 4 - 15 to learn and love the sport of softball. We mainly serve the cities of

San Lorenzo, Hayward, San Leandro and Castro Valley but all girls from any city are welcome. We will be holding sign-ups on Wednesday, January 12th and 19th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mountain Mikes Pizza 699 Lewelling Blvd., San Lean-

dro in the Greenhouse Market Place. Cost to register is $90 per player; $65 for siblings. Additional information (510) 278-1428 www.slzgsl.com Find us on Facebook under San Lorenzo Softball League

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American lays it on thick against Newark Memorial BY NICK ZAMBRANO PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW Now that the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) girls basketball season is officially underway, the Newark Memorial Lady Cougars have officially been

run that ended the third quarter. Now 50-42, the Lady Cougars were finally back within hear shot of taking the game away from the Lady Eagles. Unfortunately, a timely 3-pointer from Carbonel and clutch rebounding from Nicole Boatley prevented Newark from stitching their wounds back up. “We just kind of lost focus

pouring in 16 points, including three 3-pointers; Joann Chau had 10 points. Saratoga game saw the hosts jump out to an 189 first quarter lead which was extended to 10 points at halftime. Trojans fought their way back in the second half but came up just short. Chau had 14 points and Bumagat netted 12. Fremont Christian continued their hot ways winning three games last week. Tuesday they defeated OMI at home, 52-37, and won at Chinese Christian, 53-29, on Thursday in BCL play. Friday the Warriors traveled across the Bay to San Francisco and came away with a 56-35 nonconference victory over Im-

Colts open MVAL play with back-to-back wins BY JEFF WEISINGER A hangover it is not. After ending the calendar year with a seven-game losing streak, the James Logan boys basketball team began MVAL play this week with back-to-back wins against Washington and Irvington High. Logan defeated Washington 63-39 on Wednesday, Jan. 5, and followed that with a 62-55 win over the Vikings on Friday night, Jan. 7. Logan’s 60-point totals in back-to-back games mark just the second time the Colts have scored 60 or more points in back to back games since late December, during the seven-game losing streak. Senior Larry Jones led the way for the Colts again with his

marked with the perennial bull’s eye. Back on Jan. 4, the two-time defending league champs started their title defense on the road against a worthy opponent, the Lady Eagles from American High. However, it wasn’t quite the start Newark was looking for as American’s high-powered offense stifled them, 68-52, marking their third straight loss. “At home as well, we always want to protect our home court. It’s good to start off 1-0 in league,” said American coach Cherri Craddock. After a steady first quarter in which they established a slender 19-13 lead, American started to really pour it on in the second frame. Senior sharpshooters Ande Carbonel and Camille Harris led the Lady Eagle charge and combined for nine of American’s 17 secondquarter points. The duo hooked up for 21 and went an impressive 5-9 from three-point range. “They’re not only good threepoint shooters but both of them have an excellent basketball IQ. They make basketball plays,” said Newark coach Darryl Reina, giving a nod to Carbonel and Harris. Before it was all said and done, Carbonel would finish with a game-high 27 points and shot 83 percent from the arc, while Harris racked 15 points and five rebounds. It wasn’t until American had built up the largest lead of the game, 47-23, that Newark started to build some momentum. Anchored by their big three –Taylor Presley, Taylor Norman and Kelsey Pease – Newark cut down on the 24-point lead with a 15-3

and got silly but we pulled through,” Craddock said of late push by Newark. Boatley was the third American player to notch a double digit point total, but she was also the only player to earn a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. On the other end, Newark saw its biggest production came from Presley, who had 22 points and was 5-8 from the free-throw line. JOHN F. KENNEDY 41, WASHINGTON 83 The Lady Huskies doubled up Kennedy for their first league win of the year. The Lady Titans on the other hand, are still searching for their first MVAL win. They suffered another big thumping on Jan. 4 when Mission San Jose put it on them, 71-33. IRVINGTON 39, JAMES LOGAN 40 The Lady Vikings of Irvington (7-8, 0-1) nearly pulled off a big upset against a James Logan squad who are now 12-3, 2-0 on the year. Unfortunately for Irvington, that’s now four losses in their last five games. Since their last loss to Dougherty Valley on Dec. 28, the Lady Colts have ripped off three straight wins. AMERICAN 31, MISSION SAN JOSE 47 American high-octane offense was succumbed to Mission San Jose’s menacing defense in this battle of opposites. The Lady Eagles came into the contest averaging 55.2 per game, while the MSJ defensive wall has allowed an opponent to eclipse the 40-point plateau just three times.

maculate Conception High School. FC is now 9-3 overall and 2-0 in the BCL. In the CC game, Kim Du had 13 points to lead the way. Kemana Otosi led the Warriors against IC with 19 points and 13 rebounds. CSD won a couple of league road games last week. They defeated Contra Costa Christian on Tuesday, 42-35 then clobbered OMI last Thursday, 57-19. Eagles are now 84 overall and 2-0 in the BCL. Wrestling Milpitas lost their second dual meet of the year last Thursday at home to Lynbrook. Trojan wrestlers that won matches and their weight classes were: Tatiana

Almogela (119 pounds) by pin, Michael Nguyen (125) by technical fall, Rose Dela Cruz (135) by technical fall, Jesus Vital (140) and Mike Dinh (145) by pin. CSD was defeated at home last Thursday by Albany High School, 51-19, in the Eagles first dual meet of the season. CSD will be hosting the National Deaf Prep Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21-22. Teams from Indiana, Maryland, Texas and Washington, D.C., will join CSD for the two-day tourney. Admission is $10 adults, $7 seniors (55 and older) and students. Children 5 and under and parking is free. One ticket is good for both days.

21 points against the Huskies and Vikings. Logan takes on Kennedy on Friday night, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Kennedy 75, Washington 61 With conference play underway, the Kennedy Titans continue their streak toward a possible MVAL title, winning their opening two conference games, including a 75-61 win over the suddenly struggling Washington Huskies Friday night, Jan. 7. Chris Murry continued his stellar season, dropping 30 points against the Huskies Friday night. Kennedy, winners of four in a row, takes on Irvington on Wednesday night, Jan 12, followed by a showdown against the Logan Colts in Fremont Friday night. American 53, Mission San Jose 43 After losing their MVAL opener against Newark Memorial 63-34, the Eagles came back strong against Mission San Jose Friday night in their 10-point,

53-43 win over the Warriors. Vinnie Toor scored a game high 17 points on the night. The Eagles grabbed a muchneeded win and have now won four of their last six games dating back to late December. American will look to win back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 29 when they take on Washington on Wednesday night, followed by a trip to Irvington High Friday night. Newark Memorial 64, Granite Bay 62 On a quick break from MVAL play after their decisive 63-34 win over American High, the Newark Memorial Cougars etched out a narrow two-point, 64-62 win over Granite Bay High on Saturday, Jan. 8. The win marks the Cougars’ fourth straight win sine their trip to the state of Washington to end 2010. Newark Memorial will continue MVAL play this week, traveling to Mission San Jose to take on the Warriors Wednesday night.

Ohlone and Chabot hoops begin conference play BY GARY VAN DEN HEUVEL PHOTO COURTESY OF DON JEDLOVEC Ohlone College men’s basketball team began their Coast Conference North schedule in encouraging fashion with two wins last week, including a 72-55 thumping of Chabot College. In the Renegades’ first contest of 2011 on Jan. 5 against Skyline College, they raced out to a 39-26 halftime advantage and coasted to an 81-71 win, led by Lavon Gray’s 24 points and 14 rebounds. Charles Barnes contributed 16 points in the victory, and Geoff Hartman added 13. Coach John Peterson drew up a masterful defensive game plan against Chabot, crowding and hampering the Gladiators’ 7-foot center Kyle Luckett, who got into foul trouble and sat out most of the second half. Travis DeShazior led the Renegades with 16 points. Gray scored 15, and Barnes popped in 12. Jour-

dan DeMuynck was Chabot’s leading scorer with 18 points. Luckett could only manage four points in the losing effort. Chabot had begun their Coast Conference North schedule earlier

in the week with an 83-73 win over Las Positas. The win avenged a Dec. 30 loss to Positas in the

Chabot Classic event. The Gladiators didn’t look so good in the first half, trailing 46-34 at the break, but put on a clinic in the second half, going on a 19-6 run to take the lead 53-52. After Las Positas tied the game with a free throw, the Gladiators put the game out of doubt with 15 unanswered points. DeMuynck scored 23 in the win, and Luckett didn’t experience the offensive frustration he would later in the week against Ohlone, scoring 20. Chabot’s women’s team finished the week with a 2-0 record in conference play (12-6 overall). Against Las Positas (Jan. 5), Charnay Bell led the Gladiators with 14 points in a 55-48 win. Samantha Gipson and Jarita Riley both scored 11 for Chabot. Bell and Gipson dominated the action in a 65-51 win over College of San Mateo (Jan. 7), with Bell scoring 20 and Gipson adding 19. Sharae Davis had 11 points for the Gladiators. Ohlone’s women’s team began the defense of their 2010 CCN title with a 65-49 home win over Cabrillo College.


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ately, even without reference to national debates on sensitive topics and the recent senseless action of one deranged individual in Arizona, there seems to be an amalgam of self-righteous indignation and subsequent discourtesy toward opposing viewpoints. We see this in our cities as people assault others, often with as little provocation as what is considered “disrespect” from the aggressor’s perspective. As emotional content elevates, so does response, often with tragic results. The art of civil discourse and rational debate is lost and, ultimately, as discussion degrades, we all suffer. For those hardy individuals who regularly attend or watch council or board meetings via media, the evidence of this trend is becoming more obvious. While many address elected representatives during public comment periods in a respectful manner, there are others – some regular speakers – who have become so enamored with their cause that basic courtesy for others is deemed unnecessary and thought of as an admission of weakness. Most council and board members have learned to show restraint, attempting to hide their emotions by glancing downward or donning a “poker face” as epithets rain upon them. These people, however, were not selected by voters to be showered with abuse.

Vitriolic behavior and speech is protected by our political system, but rarely leads to substantial and rational converts. Chicken Little used flimsy evidence to tell all that the sky was falling and attracted attention… temporarily. Those advocating the imminent demise of life as we know it are constantly revising timetables and lose credibility with each adjustment. Debate and discourse of varying viewpoints is healthy and can lead to some agreement and rational compromise, but violence – physical or verbal – typically leads in only one direction… intractable positions and conflict of escalating intensity. In common terminology, it is referred to as “bullying.” Forensics is the science of rational presentation. Investigational methods use all accessible evidence to lead toward a result consistent with that information. Those who practice this skill verbally or within a particular professional specialty are sometimes asked to argue a position contrary to their beliefs and can often do so successfully. Training of this type opens minds to accept the possibility of alternate conclusions formed with as much care and reason as those accepted and cherished in opposition. An appreciation for divergent views is a step toward accommodation, but does not mean capitulation. Appreciation is not the same as appeasement. The lessons of Neville Chamberlain’s policies that allowed Hitler to run rampant during the early stages of World War II are evidence of the price of exchanging core values for expediency. The strength of our system which embraces open and “free” exchanges not only gives depth and dimension to decisions but allows unmitigated exposure of bigoted and irrational concepts as well. Evidence presented as fact must be able cedures and periodic scheduled reports on all items mentioned above as information becomes available. At about 6.11 p.m. on September 9, 2010, a natural gas transmission pipe (line 132) ruptured in a residential area in San Bruno. Approximately 47.6 million standard cubic feet of natural gas was released and somehow ignited, resulting in an explosion that destroyed 37 homes, damaged 18 residences, killed eight people and injured many others. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is responsible for regulating pipeline safety and is leading the investigation. To date, the NTSB has released two preliminary reports. The first states that line 132 may have ruptured because gas pressure increased; the second details the NTSB’s investigative efforts and notes no evidence of external corrosion or evidence of a pre-existing leak. However, the second report notes a discrepancy in PG&E’s records of the type of pipe installed at the San Bruno location (30-

PG&E gas line BY ABRAHAM CRUZ On October 3, 2010, Milpitas City Council requested an on-going report regarding the state of the city’s PG& E gas lines in the wake of last September’s San Bruno explosion. The report, presented to Council on January 4, 2011, was spearheaded by Milpitas Fire Chief Brian Sturdivant, Milpitas Public Works Director Greg Alemndariz and Emergency Operations Center Manager Sean Simonson. PG&E’s Government Liaison Officer Tamon Narimoto and Gas Superintendent Bill Wallace were also present. The report includes the following points related to San Bruno gas line accident causes of the explosion, present state of Milpitas’ gas lines, emergency response plans, information on high-pressure gas lines, public outreach on home gas line valve-shutoff pro-

to stand the test of full examination without resorting to libel or slander. If emotional diatribe is a response to challenge, the idea fails and becomes relegated to a fringe element of society that has no patience with any other “truth.” There will always be those who subscribe to subjugation as the path toward acceptance, using force to maintain their position. However, historically, this is a short term solution without merit. Those who present their case cogently and with firm conviction in supporting evidence can become guardians of our way of life even if their position does not always prevail. Presentations that include respect for others give our democratic system its strength. Rambling, unorganized and mean-spirited attacks will not achieve a desired outcome. Wasting time and energy to confuse rather than simplify an argument is futile and pointless. This should be the mantra for those on the dais as well as the public addressing them. Public comment at civic meetings can become a role model for our way of life. Let’s not lose this precious heritage.

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inch diameter steel pipe with 0.375-inch thick wall, installed circa 1956). The records state the pipe was seamless (one-piece) but what was discovered was a welded, seamed pipe which the NTSB deems weaker than seamless pipes. Although the investigation is on-going, the reports give no definite conclusion as to what caused the leak and subsequent explosion. As a result of the accident, PG&E has implemented a program titled “PG&E Pipeline 2020” whose objectives are to modernize the existing pipeline infrastructure, expand the use of automatic or remotely activated shutoff valves, develop better inspection technology, improve industry-leading practices and enhance public safety partnerships through community involvement and safety awareness. Fire Chief Sturdivant outlined the Milpitas Fire Department’s “Underground Pipeline Emergencies” and “Hazardous Materials Incidents” policies, which were upcontinued on page 31

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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). 12/21, 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2009774# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 445865 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Healing Acupuncture, 37553 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda; 3150 Southwycke Ter., Fremont, CA 94536 Kyung S. Kim, 3150 Southwycke Ter., Fremont, CA 94536 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Dec. 14, 2010 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Kyung Sik Kim This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on December 14, 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). 12/21, 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2009772# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 445560 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Thai Garden Restaurant, 20955 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA 94541, County of Alameda. Natee Niranatkul, 4179 Hanford St., Union City, CA 94587. Salisa Niranatkul, 4179 Hanford St., Union City, CA 94587. This business is conducted by husband and wife. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Natee Niranatkul This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on December 6, 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). 12/21, 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2009770# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 445230 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Globatel, 37482 Glenmoor Dr., Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda. Patricia Polehla, 4241 Castanos St., Fremont, CA 94536. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/2006. 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/ Patricia Polehla 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). 12/21, 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2009766#

GOVERNMENT N O T I C E OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF FREMONT ZONING ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CITY OF FREMONT WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS. SAID PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AT 2:00 P.M., ON MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011, AT THE CITY OF FREMONT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES CENTER, RANCHO HIGUERA CONFERENCE ROOM, 39550 LIBERTY STREET, FREMONT, CALIFORNIA, AT WHICH TIME ANY AND ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD. Item 1. SYSCO UPGRADES – 5900 STEWART AVENUE – (PLN2011-00079) – to consider a Zoning Administrator Permit for an ammonia system upgrade and increase the amount of ammonia stored on site to 3,300 gallons in the Industrial Planning Area. This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Guideline 15301, Existing Facilities. Project Planner – Spencer Shafsky, (510) 4944436, sshafsky@fremont.gov For further information on any of the above items, call (510) 494-4440 and request to speak with the project planner in charge of the particular project. * NOTICE * If you challenge the decision of the Zoning Administrator in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Zoning Administrator at, or prior to, the public hearing. LEONARD POWELL ZONING ADMINISTRATOR/HEARING OFFICER 1/11/11 CNS-2021506# Notice is hereby given that sealed competitive bids will be accepted at the Alameda County Social Services Agency Contracts Office, 2000 San Pablo Avenue, 4th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 NETWORKING/NORTH COUNTY BIDDERS CONFERENCE RFP# SSA-PEP-FY10/11 – Parent Engagement Program, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 9:30 a.m. – Alameda County Social Services Agency, 675 Hegenberger Road, Joaquin Miller Room 113, 1st Floor, Oakland, CA NETWORKING/SOUTH COUNTY BIDDERS CONFERENCE RFP# SSA-PEP-FY10/11 – Parent Engagement Program, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 1:30 p.m. – Alameda County Social Services Agency Eden Area Center, 24100 Amador Street, California Poppy Room 225, Hayward, CA Responses Due by 3:00 pm on February 15, 2011 County Contact: Brenden Anderson at (510) 208-0990 or via email: banderso@acgov.org Attendance at Networking Conference is Non-mandatory. Specifications

regarding the above may be obtained at the Current Contracting Opportunities Internet website at www.acgov.org. 1/11/11 CNS-2019675#

PROBATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF THELMA MAE DELOPEZ CASE NO. FP11554274 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Thelma Mae DeLopez A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Lisa M. Peck and Joanne D. Jaehnig in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Lisa M. Peck and Joanne D. Jaehnig be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on February 4, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept. 201 located at: 2120 Martin Luther King Jr., Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Wendy L. Wayne, Esq., SBN: 183996, Gonsalves & Kozachenko, 1133 Auburn Street, Fremont, CA 94538 , Telephone: 510-770-3900 1/11, 1/14, 1/21/11 CNS-2021340#

TRUSTEE SALES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-02753-5 Loan No. 0045175999 Title Order No. 100616053-CA-BFI APN 092A-0946-003-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 13, 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 January 31, 2011, at 12:30 PM, at the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on August 5, 2004, as Instrument No. 2004358052 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, CA, executed by: MILKA SIROVICA, A SINGLE PERSON, as Trustor, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST 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: 36635 RUSCHIN DRIVE, NEWARK, CA 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $372,142.05 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable.DATE: January 08, 2011 Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, TRUSTEE 10-02753-5 3075 Prospect Park Dr., Ste 100 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916-636-0114 Rozalyn Tudor Authorized Signature Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) Rozalyn Tudor Authored Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.fidelityasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-7302727 ASAP# 3876771 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011, 01/25/2011 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2022137# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090167508 Title Order No. 09-8-518268 APN No. 519-1654-095, 519 -1654-096 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/05/2006. 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 MUKARRAMA MASOOD AND MASOOD ZAFAR, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS., dated 01/05/2006 and recorded 01/12/06, as Instrument No. 2006015476, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 02/08/2011 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 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: 685 RATTAN COURT, FREMONT, CA, 94539. 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 $823,649.42. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 02/13/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.124885 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/2011 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2021842# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-02914-6 CA Loan No. 2000178414 Title Order No. 090303831-CA-DCI APN 486-0060-021-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 19, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 31, 2011, at 12:30 PM, at the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA, Fidelity National Title Company, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on July 25, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007277128 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, CA, executed by: ROLANDO C. VALENZUELA AND MARIA EVELINA VALENZUELA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST 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: 1484 COLLEGE 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $631,858.94 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 1/5/2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300 Tustin, CA 92780 714-5085100 Michael Busby Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3875474 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011, 01/ 25/2011 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2021420# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 125124CA Loan No. 0697228963 Title Order No. 602100736YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1213-2005. 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 02-02-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-20-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005538973 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: RICHARD N RIVERA AND MARJORIE G RIVERA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS AND EMELITA N RIVERA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN ALL 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: THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET , OAKLAND, CA Legal Description: LOT 127, TRACT 3636, FILED DECEMBER 8, 1975, MAP BOOK 86, PAGE 48, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $607,818.59(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 3808 HORNER ST UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN Number: 483-0113-005-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 01-05-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.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 CA2-4379 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3873255 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011, 01/25/2011 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2021361# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Loan No: 4058673 T.S. No.: BKW-066026 Title No: 4474938 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/20/2005. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States), will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, or 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 satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances there under, with interest as provided in said Note, fees, charges and expenses of the

trustee and 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 reasonably estimated to be: $319,522.06. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Kelvin J. Perreira and Kimiyo K. Perreira, husband and wife as joint tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: Standard Trust Deed Service Company Recorded 9/28/2005 as Instrument No. 2005417824, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale: 2/1/2011 at 12:00 PM Place of Sale: at the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA Street Address or other common designation of real property purported to be: 3249 Santa Sophia Way Union City, CA 94587 A.P.N.: 483-0048-075 Legal Description: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the ‘mortgage loan servicer’ as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.53 subdivision (a) does apply to this Notice of Sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. We are attempting to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. For Trustee’s Sale information please call (925) 603-7342 Date: 1/4/ 2011 Standard Trust Deed Service Company, as Trustee 2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 200 Concord, CA 94520 (925) 603-1000 (925) 685-3735 – fax Amy Rigsby, Assistant Secretary (RSVP# 204555)(01/11/11, 01/18/11, 01/25/11) 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2021297# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 736067CA Loan No. 3018334197 Title Order No. 3206-237217 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-18-2007. 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 02-01-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-25-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007341182, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: SUKHWINDER S BHELLA AND JAGDISH S BHELLA, 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 27, TRACT 6615, FILED FEBRUARY 22, 1995, MAP BOOK 217, PAGES 8 THROUGH 11, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS, AS CORRECTED BY THAT CERTAIN CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED JUNE 8, 1995, SERIES NO. 95-126778, OFFICIAL RECORDS. TOGETHER WITH: A PORTION OF LOT 28 AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP OF TRACT 6615 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHERLY COMMON CORNER OF LOT 27 AND 28 AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP OF TRACT 6615, SAID COMMON CORNER BEING A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY LINE OF MACKINAW STREET AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP, THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, ALONG THE COMMON LINE OF SAID LOTS 27 AND 28, NORTH 25??45’48’ WEST 86.68 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY COMMON CORNER OF SAID LOTS; THENCE ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 28, SOUTH 64’14’12 WEST 5.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTHERLY LINE AND ENTERING SAID LOT 28, SOUTH 25??45’48 EAST 86.68 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID NORTHERLY LINE OF MACKINAW STREET; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE 5.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $727,012.94 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4501 MACKINAW STREET UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN Number: 482-0045-029-01 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: 01-05-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.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 CA2-4379 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3873303 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011, 01/25/2011 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2021190# Trustee Sale No. 733654CA Loan No. 3014109643 Title Order No. 3206-219164 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/03/2007. 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 02/01/2011 at 12:00 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07/11/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007254547, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: John M Sierra, an unmarried man, 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: $663,660.34 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2127 Godwit Court Union City, CA 94587 APN Number: 087-0095-021 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: 1/7/2011 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


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PUBLIC NOTICES California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P788208 1/11, 1/18, 01/25/2011 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2020087# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100133445 Title Order No. 10-8-475673 Investor/ Insurer No. 1710644112 APN No. 092A-1010-105 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/14/2009. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RAJESH NEELAKANTAM AND GRACECINDRELLA PAUL, HUSBAND AND WIFE, JOINT TENANTS, dated 11/14/ 2009 and recorded 11/20/09, as Instrument No. 2009365470, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 02/08/2011 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: 37187 EDITH STREET, 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 $335,757.86. 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: 01/09/2011 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# FNMA3849588 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011, 01/25/2011 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2019568# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10391668-VF Order #: 100598039-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/5/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): ARNOLDO G. CASILLAS AND IRMA V. JASSO Recorded: 11/ 15/2007 as Instrument No. 2007395318 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/4/2011 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $415,915.56 The purported property address is: 35966 BURNING TREE DR NEWARK, CA 94560 Assessor’s Parcel No. 092A-0513-028 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: -- 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# 3853631 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011, 01/25/2011 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2019567# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA10-392109-VF Order #: 598874 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/25/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): FLORIBERTO L ROSALES AND MARGARITA M. GUZMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/31/2007 as Instrument No. 2007380679 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/4/2011 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $421,840.71 The purported property address is: 33858 9TH ST UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessor’s Parcel No. 486-0027-06300 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability

for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: -- 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# 3853582 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011, 01/25/2011 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2019566# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 445290CA Loan No. 0692873649 Title Order No. 604605 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-10-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02-01-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05-182005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005205043, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: PETER NHAN LU, A SINGLE MAN, 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 58, TRACT 2985, FILED FEBRUARY 28, 1968, MAP BOOK 56, PAGE 65, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $414,050.23 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2160 SHERMAN DR UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN Number: 486-0056-089-00 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: 01-10-2011 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# 3870077 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011, 01/25/2011 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2019304# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 445297CA Loan No. 3061690263 Title Order No. 605244YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-02-2006. 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 02-01-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-142006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006094322, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: CESAR E HUAMANI, A MARRIED MAN, 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 1, BLOCK 94, ‘’AMENDED PLAN OF DECOTO’’, FILED DECEMBER 1, 1904, MAP BOOK 19, PAGE 43, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $492,640.61 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 33704 14TH STREET UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN Number: 486-0042-038-01 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: 01-10-2011 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# 3870088 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011, 01/25/2011 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2019303# TS #: CA-09-313314-RM Order #: 090656835CA-DCO NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/3/2005. 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): GINA MARIE RHODES SORIANO , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 11/10/2005 as Instrument No. 2005484530 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/1/2011 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: $410,620.13 The purported property address is: 4155 AQUARIUS CIRCLE UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessor’s Parcel No. 483-0073-024 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 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. 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/11 CNS-2017926# Trustee Sale # CA0856128 Loan# 0144397098 Order # 4253288 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/16/2005. 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 01/25/2011 at 12:00 PM, MTC Financial Inc., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/22/2005 as Document No. 2005542509 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by, James Greer, and, Deana Greer, husband and wife as joint tenants, as Trustor, Suntrust Mortgage, Inc., 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 St. emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St., 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 # 501-0232-020 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: 4263 Blue Ridge Street, Fremont, CA 94536 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: $607,053.19 (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. 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: l Servicer 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 X Does l Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 01/04/2011 MTC Financial Inc., DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: Robert Padilla, Trustee Sales Officer TRUSTEE CORPS 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)573-1965, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 RPRequests@trusteecorps.com P786511 1/4, 1/11, 01/18/2011 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2016687# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100076842 Title Order No. 10-8-323395 Investor/ Insurer No. 103861133 APN No. 092A-2595020 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/05/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DAVID L RYAN AND ROWENA S RYAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/05/ 2005 and recorded 08/18/05, as Instrument No. 2005354456, in Book , Page ), of Official Records

in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 02/01/2011 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: 36971 NEWARK BOULEVARD #C, NEWARK, CA, 94560. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $411,077.95. 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: 10/14/2010 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# 3862996 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2016354# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 080021920 Title Order No. 08-8-102077 Investor/ Insurer No. APN No. 483-0015-028 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/03/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RODEL LACAP, A SINGLE MAN, dated 06/ 03/2005 and recorded 06/16/05, as Instrument No. 2005246281, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 02/01/2011 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: 31118 WATKINS STREET, UNION CITY, CA, 945872654. 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 $524,360.99. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 06/25/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 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# 3858547 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2016085# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 732850CA Loan No. 3017894159 Title Order No. 3206-213459 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-12-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-25-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07-19-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007264514, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: MARILYN VALDEZ A MARRIED 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 71, TRACT 3292, FILED JANUARY 13, 1972, IN MAP BOOK 71, PAGES 88 AND 89, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $500,110.77 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4569 DELORES DRIVE UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN Number: 483-0101-156 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: 12-28-2010 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# 3864923 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2016042# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10105716 Loan No. 0000055764 Title Order No. 5811015 APN 4830045051 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 29, 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 January 24, 2011, at 12:30 PM, at the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA, Fidelity National Title Company, as the duly

appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 14, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007070386 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, CA, executed by: YVETTE F ASSI, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, in favor of WELLS FARGO, N.A., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST 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: 3021 SAN ANDREAS 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $629,054.56 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 12/31/2010 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300 Tustin, CA 92780 7145085100 Michael Busby Authorized Signature Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) Michael Busby Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.fidelityasap.com/ AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3828985 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2015748# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100076811 Title Order No. 10-8-323369 Investor/ Insurer No. 080500255 APN No. 092A-2595-054 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/25/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JAYESH PATEL, A SINGLE MAN; SEJALBEN PATEL, A SINGLE WOMAN; AND GHANSHYAMBHAI PATEL, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, ALL AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/25/2005 and recorded 02/03/05, as Instrument No. 2005049104, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 02/01/2011 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: 36829 NEWARK BOULEVARD #A, NEWARK, CA, 94560. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $364,909.04. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/14/2010 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# 3862989 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2015470# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 726002CA Loan No. 0729439273 Title Order No. M815254 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08-24-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-25-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08-31-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006333343, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: ROBERT L. HENDRICKS, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL 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 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 57, TRACT 3246, FILED MARCH 10, 1971, IN BOOK 66, PAGES 97 AND 98, OF MAPS, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $437,680.04 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4362 QUEENSBORO WAY UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN Number: 483-0098-002 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: 12-27-2010 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)


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PUBLIC NOTICES 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.comCALIFOR NIA 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# 3860807 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2015466# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No. 4430460 Trustee Sale No. 15957 Account No. PATER 0159-01 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT DATED 05/26/09. 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 January 25, 2011 at 12:00 PM, Sunrise Assessment Services, as the duly appointed Trustee pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment, Recorded on 07/01/09, as Instrument # 2009209110 Book # --- Page # --- of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, property owned by: RIPPLE KHERA. 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 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: APN: 0870339-015 THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO A 90 DAY RIGHT OF REDEMPTION. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1076 SAPPHIRE TERRACE, 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, to-wit: $8,100.00 Estimated. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The claimant under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE: THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: 12/22/10 SUNRISE ASSESSMENT SERVICES, 4401 Hazel Avenue, Suite 225 Fair Oaks, CA 95628 Sale Information Line:(916) 939-0772. CONSTANCE MURPHY, Sr. Account Manager NPP0172351 PUB: 01/04/11, 01/11/11, 01/18/11 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2014644# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015009325 Title Order No.: 100554609 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/03/2007. 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 01/09/2007 as Instrument No. 2007008413 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: EUGENE A UDOH AND GLORIA R UDOH, 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: 01/24/2011 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: 5566 GREENPOINT CT, NEWARK, CALIFORNIA 94560 APN#: 092A-1009-033 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 $429,233.06. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/30/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3852310 01/ 04/2011, 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2014464# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015009003 Title Order No.: 100539412 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/25/2006. 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 05/03/2006 as Instrument No. 2006177696 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: WILFREDO FIGUEROA AND BLANCA MELARA, 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: 01/24/2011 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: 31229 FREDI ST, UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA 94587 APN#: 483-0113-077 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 $324,004.17. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/30/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3852283 01/ 04/2011, 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2014463#

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015010102 Title Order No.: 100599021 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/20/2007 as Instrument No. 2007111276 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARIE JOY JAIME AND REYNALDO D JAIME, 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: 01/24/2011 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: 4421 PINEWOOD COURT, UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA 94587 APN#: 483-0109-050 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 $525,884.91. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 01/02/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3856823 01/ 04/2011, 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2014462# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015009558 Title Order No.: 100568442 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/18/2007 as Instrument No. 2007368717 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: FELICITAS P SALONGA, 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: 01/24/2011 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: 4412 ASHWOOD CT, UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA 94587 APN#: 483-0107-009 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 $727,637.34. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/30/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3853800 01/ 04/2011, 01/11/2011, 01/18/2011 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2014460# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100111256 Title Order No. 10-8-417060 APN No. 486-0045-003-02 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/30/2006. 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 MARILOU R. CAYABYAB, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 08/30/ 2006 and recorded 09/07/06, as Instrument No. 2006339804, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 01/25/2011 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 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: 33823 14TH STREET, UNION CITY, CA, 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $652,023.24. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 12/08/2010 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 # 1006.123288 12/28, 1/04, 1/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2014404# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7037.00593 Title Order No. 4218223 MIN No. APN 483-0110-054 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/29/07. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state,

will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Matthew Guerrero and Jean Rose Guerrero, husband and wife Recorded: 04/06/07, as Instrument No. 2007134414, of Official Records of Alameda County, California. Date of Sale: 01/18/11 at 12: 00 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street., Oakland, CA The purported property address is: 4823 DELORES DR, UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 483-0110-054 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 $596,641.63. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or its authorized agent was recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office and reads substantially as follows: The mortgage loan servicer declares that (1) it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.52 and (2) the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of California Civil Code § 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: December 23, 2010 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Melissa Myers, Authorized Signatory 505 N. Tustin Avenue, Suite 243, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure.com Automated Sales Line: 714-277-4845 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI # 1002.179473 12/28, 01/04, 01/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2014403# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 115100903 APN: 483-0102-063 TRA: 15-009 LOAN NO: Xxxxx6413 REF: Sananikone, Douanguv IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 04, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 24, 2011, at 12:00pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 06, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006378716 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, executed by Douanguvilay Sananikone, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the steps to the entrance of the county courthouse 1225 Fallon Street Oakland, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4269 Comet Circle Union City CA 94587 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $528,548.48. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code § 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. DECLARATION OF EXEMPTION PURSUANT TO CAL. CIV. CODE 2923.54 I, Rhonda L Weston, Vice President of BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP (“Lender/ Servicer”) declare on behalf of Lender/Servicer under penalty of perjury, and under the laws of the State of California, that Lender/Servicer’s business records maintained in the ordinary course of business reflect the following is true and correct: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying Notice of Sale is filed. AND The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (a) of Cal. Civ. Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52(b). Signature: Rhonda L Weston, Dated: 12/15/10. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE EXHIBIT “A” Trustee Sale No. 1151009-03 Loan No. XXXXX6413 The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.5(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent contacted the borrower to assess the borrower’s financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: December 21, 2010. (R361068 01/04/11, 01/11/11, 01/18/11) 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2014380# T.S. No.: 2010-04328 Loan No.: 71815484 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/24/2006. 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 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: VI LE, A SINGLE MAN, AND ELAINE RISSO, A SINGLE WOMAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 8/2/2006 as Instrument No. 2006296198in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale: 1/24/2011 at 12: 00 PM Place of Sale: At the steps of the county courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $336,223.55 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 31109 Alvarado Niles Road Union City, CA 94587 A.P.N.: 483-0041-128 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the 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: 12/20/2010 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach

Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 960-8299 Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2012938# TS # CA-10-390246-RM Order # 100586252CA-BFO NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/5/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): Steven A Rehberg and, Henrietta K Rehberg , husband and wife Recorded: 03/14/2007 as Instrument No. 2007104782 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California; Date of Sale: 1/21/2011 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: $300,881.13 The purported property address is: 38529 Vancouver Common Fremont, CA 94536 Assessors Parcel No. 501-1813-045 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. P779028 12/28, 1/4, 01/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2012733# Trustee Sale No. CA05002365-10-1 . Title Order No. 55016091 APN 531-0029-032-00 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED October 31, 1991. 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 January 24, 2011, at 12:00 PM, at the Fallon St emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St. Oakland, CA, MTC Financial Inc.dba Trustee Corps, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on November 13, 1991, as Instrument No. 91302483 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, CA , executed by: Gene Raymond Reis and Jacqueline A. Reis, his wife, as joint tenants., as Trustor, in favor of Western Federal Savings & Loan Association as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust. 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: 4632 Boone Drive, Fremont, CA 94538 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 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 theron, 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 obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $96,777.14 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. DATE: December 28, 2010 MTC Financial Inc dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA05002365-10-1 . 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code § 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded or the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P779875 12/28, 1/4, 01/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2012729# Trustee Sale No. 439312CA Loan No. 3062164953 Title Order No. 231995 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0412-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-18-2011 at 12:00 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-17-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006149986, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Maung Maung Tin and Ni Htwe 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 Street emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St., Oakland, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $545,647.03 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4168 Tamayo Street Fremont, CA 94536 APN Number: 543-0395-027-00 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: 12-21-2010 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 P783892 12/28, 1/4, 01/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2012661# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 0800971-US-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED12/24/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(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: GUILLERMO R. ORTEGA AND DORA E. CHAVEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 01/14/ 2004 as Instrument No. 2004016210 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California. Date of Sale: 01/18/2011 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: $290,488.24 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 6295 THOMAS AVENUE, NEWARK, CA 94560-4041 A.P.N.: 092A-1100-036-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil 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: 12/22/2010 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# FNMA3848732 12/28/2010, 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2012605# Trustee Sale No. 10-11011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT DATED 04/07/2010. 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 01/18/2011 at 12:00 PM, ALLIED TRUSTEE SERVICES, (Trustee) under and pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment, recorded on 04/09/2010 as Instrument 2010099074 Book -- Page -- of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, property owned by: Ronnie S Crabtree 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: THE FALLON ST EMERGENCY EXIT TO THE ALAMEDA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET 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 No. 525-1669-002 AKA 525-0645-115-00 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3300 Wolcott Common #110, Fremont, CA 94538 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 $11,130.45 PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION. The claimant, OXFORD GARDENS FREMONT CONDOMINIUM 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: November 29, 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 P782969 12/28, 1/4, 01/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2012377#


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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100119410 Title Order No. 10-8-439889 Investor/ Insurer No. 143601282 APN No. 092A-0627020 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/06/2006. 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 SARAH R. NOVELO, AND JULIO H. NOVELO, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/06/ 2006 and recorded 06/13/06, as Instrument No. 2006227396, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 01/25/2011 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: 35205 LIDO BOULEVARD, 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 $457,042.10. 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: 12/24/2010 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# 3836655 12/28/2010, 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2011158# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 130173402 APN: 463-0091-021 TRA: 15019 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6615 REF: Mashrique, Mohamad IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 08, 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 January 24, 2011, at 12:00pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 15, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007224411 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, executed by Mohamad David Mashrique, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the steps to the entrance of the county courthouse 1225 Fallon Street Oakland, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 30956 Tidewater Dr Union City CA 94587-1732 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $437,185.10. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of mon-

ies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code § 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. This California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 and is to be included with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee Gonzales, of Wachovia Mortgage, FSB (‘Mortgage Loan Servicer’), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying notice of sale is filed AND The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/22/09 Name of Signor: Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or Position: Vice President For sales information: Mon-Fri 9: 00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 03, 2011. (R-360362 01/04/11, 01/11/11, 01/18/11) 1/4, 1/11, 1/18/11 CNS-2010925# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 244816CA Loan No. 0688141191 Title Order No. 591770 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-02-2005. 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 01-18-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-15-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005100931, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: FELIPE HUILTRON AND VERONICA HUILTRON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET , OAKLAND, CA Legal Description: LOT 3, TRACT 6935, FILED SEPTEMBER 10, 1997, MAP BOOK 233, PAGES 90-91, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $666,638.93 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 32206 HORATIO COURT UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN Number: 5430404-067-00 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: 12-28-2010 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

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dated in November 2010, in coordination with PG&E with further revisions and/or development in the following areas - PG&E Emergency Contingency Plan, PG&E Pipeline Valve Maps, Communication Plan with PG&E and a PG&E Security Plan. Additional emergency response training will include first-response familiarization with PG&E facilities, exercises of mock emergencies and drills or

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# 3848887 12/28/2010, 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2010741# T.S. No.: 2010-02411 Loan No.: 71219166 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/21/2005. 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: PHILIPP ILAGAN AND KATHERINE ILAGAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 11/1/2005 as Instrument No. 2005471078 in book ---, page --and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale: 1/18/2011 at 12:00 PM Place of Sale: At the steps of the county courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $436,522.14Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4244 Solar Circle Union City, CA 94587 A.P.N.: 483-0103-086 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the 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/ 16/2010 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 960-8299 Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2010565# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100177900688 Title Order No.: 100403806 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/25/2005. 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 06/30/2005 as Instrument No. 2005269163 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: NIEVES D LISING, 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: 01/18/2011 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: 32241 MERCURY WAY, UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA 94587 APN#: 483-0060-064 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 $425,608.93. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/25/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800ASAP# 3846998 12/ 28/2010, 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2010539# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10388079-TC Order #: 100565518-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ORFIL SANCHEZ AND EVA SANCHEZ , HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/17/2007 as Instrument No. 2007262497 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/21/2011 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: $467,567.75 The purported property address is: 33973 10TH STREET UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessor’s Parcel No. 486-0030-03700 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 Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412 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# 3832163 12/28/2010, 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2010526# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10389507-AL Order #: 100581185-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/6/2006. 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): MARELENE G CABRERA , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 9/22/2006 as Instrument No. 2006359333 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/21/2011 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: $301,238.92 The purported property address is: 2261 PARTRIDGE WAY UNIT #2 UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessor’s Parcel No. 087-0002-139 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# 3835430 12/28/2010, 01/04/2011, 01/11/2011 12/28, 1/4, 1/11/11 CNS-2010525#

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emergency scenarios. Wallace and Narimoto informed Council the Milpitas PG&E station is staffed and monitored 24 hours a day. Councilmember Debbie Giordano asked whether PG&E is assuming any financial responsibility for the cost of the city’s improved training and communication updates; PG&E does not currently have a shared cost model for such

training with other cities. Recent leak surveys concluded the Milpitas gas pipes are currently sound with further testing techniques to be used, as necessary, when the final NTSB report and the PG&E pipe installation records have been completed. There are other high pressure hazardous pipelines in the city. Kinder.Morgan has an 864-mile pipeline system transporting pe-

troleum products from refineries in Richmond and Concord to Brisbane, Sacramento, Chico, Fresno, Stockton and San Jose. The 10-inch diameter line conveys regular gasoline, diesel and jet fuel products through Milpitas following the Union Pacific Rail Road right-of-way. A nitrogen gas line is operated by Air Products and passes through Milpitas from the East Bay to San

Jose; although inflammable, nitrogen is still hazardous. The report is considered a “living document” and further updates will occur at subsequent Council meetings. Vice-Mayor Pete McHugh motioned inclusion of completion dates in future reports to retain momentum on these issues. For more information, visit www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov


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What is a STARR review? Our team of restaurant reviewers has determined that In order to enjoy a culinary experience, the best judge of a restaurant is the diner. However, several factors are essential to an enjoyable experience. A STARR review reflects our judgment of these factors over a limited period of time and should be used as a guide. Instead of using a graded rating process, STARR represents an assessment of Service, Taste, Ambiance resulting in a objective Review and Recommendation. Establishments that earn this rating have qualified through a personal and physical inspection of the premises including dining areas, restrooms and kitchen. Each category will be judged in relationship to anticipated amenities (i.e. a family-style restaurant will not share the same expectations as a fine dining establishment). Bon Appétit!

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or all of you who know me well, this has been an amazing year. One of the major changes in my life is what I eat. I have stopped dieting and started eating. To date, I have dropped 115 lbs. This dictates where I eat when my wife and I go out. Therefore, over the next few months I will be revisiting some of the places previously reviewed here that feature entrees with substantial nutritional values. The many fine places I have reviewed almost always offer high quality nutritional menu

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items but oftentimes we do not know what to order. One of these fine places is Sushi Maru in Milpitas where I continue to be very impressed. The last time I reviewed Sushi Maru was May 2009. I chose Sushi Maru to review again because my wife, who was born and raised in Japan, grew up with sushi and through her I have learned so much more about the art that is sushi As much as I enjoy sushi, I am amazed at the hidden carbohydrate calories in sushi rice. Sushi in any form that contains rice is not necessarily a diet food. So we now only eat sashimi - the fish by itself... well sort of. That is what I am very excited to share with you! Leave it to me to figure out how to change traditional sashimi eating rules! We begin with two key ingredients that top quality sushi restaurants must have; Sushi Maru has both, hands down. The first is an owner who knows that fish must be super fresh and affordable. Ken Miyamoto owns Sushi Maru and he understands this. The second key ingredient is a chef who knows how to prepare the fish. Sushi Chef Katsu-san’s skillful talents speak to this more than any words I write here. There are particular parts of a fish where the taste is above average; only the best chefs know where they are and Chef Katsusan is among them. We sat at the sushi bar in front of Katsu-san and watched him address the fish with some very sharp knives posi-

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tioned to match his cutting style. It is truly an art. Typically, we order a sashimi dinner which comes with miso soup, salad, and ten pieces of three different fish. A small bowl of regular rice is also provided. I have the salad’s dressing on the side in a small cup. I love spicy tuna but eating it in the roll form (maki) means loads of sushi rice, which contains added sugar. So, I order a to be sitting at the bar near us and he was happily surprised as well. So will you. If you are not hungry for sushi or sashimi by now, but do love wellprepared fish entrees, fear not. Sushi Maru has that covered with a very good variety on its menu. I continue to be impressed with the quality, atmosphere, service, pricing and, most importantly, the food. Sushi Maru is located in Milpitas in a shopping center across from Safeway; on the corner of the building that houses Staples. Prices are in the expected range for sushi but expect to spend more because you will have a hard time deciding to quit. It is that good. Reviewed: December 17, 2010

Sushi Maru 599 E. Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas (408) 945-9999

small serving dish of the spicy tuna without the rice, and it is hot because there is no barrier (the seaweed-sushi rice wrap) to protect you from the hot pepper assault. So, to enjoy the flavor without the overwhelming heat from the peppers, I cut it with a few very small drops of Sushi Maru’s great salad dressing. I do the same with the sashimi after dipping it in soy sauce and adding Wasabi (the hot green stuff ), I cut that as well with a drop of the dressing. The flavor assault is simply awesome. I showed it to a person who happened


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Fremont City Council Fremont City Council January 4, 2011 Ceremonial Items Administer Oath of Office and Install Dominic Dutra to City Council to serve the remainder of Bob Wieckowski’s term of office (2011-2012). Consent Calendar Eminent Domain Hearing on property located at Warren Avenue and Kato Road was removed from Consent Calendar and voted as a separate matter. No opposition to the process was present. Council Communications Mayor Wasserman reported the appointment and reappointment to advisory bodies. Names and terms of office are available from City Clerk or at www.fremont.gov. Mayor Bob Wasserman Vice Mayor Suzanne Lee Chan Anu Natarajan Bill Harrison Dominic Dutra

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Mental Fitness & Memory program SUBMITTED BY PATRICIA RUSCHER Please join us at our next Senior Interactive Program, Mental Fitness & Memory, featuring speaker Hope Klein Levy, Lifelong Learning Specialist. What lifestyle factors make a difference? When should I worry? What can I do? Learn how to improve the quality of your memory, improve your mental fitness and quality of life. Program times are 1:30 p.m. 3 p.m. Programs are free and no reservations are required. Refreshments will be provided. Library is wheelchair accessible. To request accommodation for library-sponsored events, contact branch library at least seven working days prior to event. Visit online at www.aclibrary.org. Wednesday, January 19 San Lorenzo Library 395 Paseo Grande (510) 670-6283

Thursday, January 20 Dublin Library 200 Civic Plaza (925) 828-1315 Thursday, February 3 Albany Library 1247 Marin Ave. (510) 526-3720 Tuesday, February 15 Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave. (510) 795-2627 Thursday, February 17 Castro Valley Library 3600 Norbridge Ave. (510) 667-7900 Wednesday, March 9 Union City Library 34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd. (510) 745-1464 Wednesday, March 16 Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd. (510) 745-1401

Milpitas City Council January 4, 2011 Proclamations Proclaimed January 2011 as National Blood Donor Month. Thirty percent of the population is eligible to donate blood less than eight percent gives. Mayor Esteves urged healthy individuals to donate blood regularly to the American Red Cross. Consent Calendar Accepted project awarded to Environmental Systems, Inc. to replace air conditioning and compression units at Public Works/Police Department building. Project completed on-time and under budget, subject to one-year warranty and reduced faithful performance bond to $48,131. Entered into banking relationship with Comerica Bank. The city will have a $220,000 line of credit to be charged by participating vendors of the VISA card network with no accrued interest. A rebate, from 0.95 percent to 1.05 percent, of vendor’s credit card fees will be refunded to the city and is estimated at $84,000 annually. Vice-Mayor McHugh states the agreement will save the city $80,000-$100,000 in check processing fees. There is no cost to the city to enter into the agreement with Comerica Bank. Unfinished Business Reviewed gas transmission lines running through the city and discussed preparations for emergency situations related to San Bruno gas explosion on October 5, 2010. Working with PG&E, hazardous gas lines are being monitored for safety. Emergency drills, scenarios designed and enacted for incident response and procedures will be further developed and reviewed. Last year’s leak inspection survey revealed no leaks or problems. Re-

port is on-going and more information will be presented in future meetings. Announcements Citizens Budget Task Force will present to Council at 6 p.m. February 8, 2011. Reports of Mayor Councilmember Giordano wishes to view applications of Mayoral appointees to City Council Sub-committee Assignments. All recommendations approved. Councilmember Giordano asked that appointments to the Planning Commission be a more open and transparent process and would prefer a public interviews. She was interviewed twice before serving as a former Planning Commissioner. Giordano abstained from voting for an appointee until a more open, transparent process is adopted. (4 YES, 1 ABSTAIN (Giordano)). Councilmember Armando Gomez Jr. volunteered for the ad hoc sub-committee on Local Campaign Finance Reform. New Business Public hearing to appeal City Manager’s decision to uphold Police Chief’s denial of business license for Massage Parlor permit. Healing Needles, Inc. has received citations for conducting massage business/services without proper operating permit and individuals associated with the business have been convicted for sexual solicitation. City Attorney Mike Ogaz recommended denial of a business permit; Healing Needles’ representatives were absent from the hearing. Bids and Contracts Approved bid from Koffler Electrical to repair electric jockey pump at the Jurgens Storm Water Pump station for a proposed cost of $37, 514, with a contingency amount of $2,486, grand total

not to exceed $40,000. Sufficient funds are available in the Public Works budget. Amended agreement with Winzler & Kelly to provide additional design services related to storm drainage, tank & equipment coatings and support for the Ayer Reservoir and Pump Station Rehabilitation Project. Previously agreed a total of $38,400 for engineering and design services; negotiated fees for amendment not to exceed $45,100. Funds are available in the project budget. Total agreed amount $83,500. Authorized five-year renewal of maintenance contract of the city’s Lifepak Defibrillator Monitors provided by Physio-Control, Inc. Annual maintenance cost is $5,912 for a total contract not to exceed $29,510. Authorized City Manager to renew an agreement with Municipal Review Advisors (MRA) for three-years, with an option to extend the contract at the City’s discretion. MRA’s services have increased the city’s share of local businesses’ tax revenue. MRA’s compensation is a percentage of the sales/use tax revenues recovered. Public Forum Community member Mr. Hughes informed the Mayor that since the adoption of an open government ordinance, Council never appointed five members of the public to enforce the ordinance; the latter requires members of an ad hoc committee be voted in. Hughes wishes to be considered for such a committee. Mayor Jose Esteves - Yes Vice Mayor Pete McHugh - Yes Debbie Giordano - Yes Armando Gomez Jr. - Yes Althea Polanski - Yes


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(l-r), Daniel Vallejo, Noah Radoye and Dallen Aquino, Newark Junior High School Band

SUBMITTED BY JAN MCDANIEL PHOTO BY CAROL VALLEJO At 13 years old, Noah Radoye is a player. No, not that kind of player but a tuba player for the Newark Junior High School Band. His friend, Daniel Vallejo, is a baritone horn player and another friend, Imraan Kasim, a saxophonist. The band has 43 other musicians performing on drums, saxophones, flutes and many other instruments. The Newark Junior High School Band, led by their intrepid and patient instructor Andre Ehling, is comprised of 46 enthusiastic and talented seventh- and eighth-grade students. Some are very experienced, while others are new to performance. Band members meet daily in class to rehearse and receive instruction, performing at various times during the year such as at the Newark Days Parade and at the half-time show during Newark Memorial’s football game November 5, 2010. Their next performance is a Winter Concert on Thursday, January 13 at 7 p.m. in the Newark Junior High School Cafeteria. “Making music is akin to magic. It transcends one’s usual consciousness in the best possible way,” said Ehling. First and foremost a music aficionado, Ehling has played alto saxophone since fourth grade and participated continuously in school bands throughout middle and high school. He continues to play his alto sax with the Newark Symphonic Winds and smaller ensembles. “Fundraisers, field trip arrangements, concert planning and setup... there is definitely never a dull moment,” mused Ehling, reflecting on the fact that there is so much more to teaching junior high band than purely enjoying music. After next week’s Winter Concert, work will begin in earnest for the band’s music competition at Disneyland in March. The musicians will travel to Anaheim by bus, compete with other middle school bands and enjoy a day of fun at Disneyland Park. Daniel Vallejo, an eighth grader in the band, looks forward to the trip but also enjoys music for its own sake. “Everywhere you go, there’s al-

ways time for music,” said Vallejo who, in addition to playing baritone horn, has also studied guitar, piano and trumpet. Fellow band member Imraan Kasim, another eighth grader, plays more than one instrument, too. As a band member, he performs on baritone saxophone but is also a flautist. At next week’s concert, he will perform a flute solo. Kasim attributes his musicianship to his hardworking teacher. “Mr. Ehling has taught me everything I know.” Those who wish to see and hear an accomplished musical performance by Newark teens, who have worked diligently together to hone their creative skills, should attend the Winter Concert. Admission is free; just bring your enthusiasm! Winter Concert Thursday, January 13 7 p.m. Newark Junior High School Cafeteria Newark Junior High School 6201 Lafayette Avenue, Newark (510) 818-3050 mcdanieljan@sbcglobal.net

January 11, 2011


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