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May 17, 2011

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BY MAURICIO SEGURA The Asian American community was awarded a great honor in 1991 when President Bush signed a proclamation making May the official Asian American Heritage month in the U.S. Bay Area resident John Hsieh was in attendance that day, and upon his continued on page 11

SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL CORDENIZ On Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, Holy Spirit Parish will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a traditional Holy Spirit Festival. The Festival was first celebrated in 1887, in thanksgiving of the parish’s first year and in honor of its namesake. The weekend celebration begins Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with international food booths, live entertainment, casino and sports games, games of chance and a raffle continuing throughout the weekend. Students look through the telescope during Mattos’ Astronomy Night event.

BY MIRIAM G. MAZLIACH

Pictured from left to right are: Kelsey Reynolds, 2011 Honor Maid; Catherine Bradshaw, 2011 Queen; Nicolette Herbert Gacusan, 2011 First Side-maid; Rachel Adamson, 2011 Second Side-maid

On Sunday, May 22, a procession at 11:30 a.m. featuring courts of honor, parish ministries, civic groups, vintage vehicles, and local musicians marches down Fremont Boulevard to the entrance of the church. A solemn High Mass at 12:30 p.m. will be celebrated culminating with Pastor, Father Mathew Vellankal, crowning Miss Catherine Bradshaw as Holy Spirit Festival Queen. Festivities end with a raffle at 5 p.m. continued on page 7

INDEX Protective Services . . . . . . . . 8 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

A few years back, there was talk of closing Mattos Elementary School, until a group of involved parents, dedicated teachers and the Science Specialist, proposed that Mattos should become a “Science Magnet.” Since that time in 2002, the elementary school has been thriving and currently has a waiting list for the 2011 fall term. Parents and students across Fremont and from outside the area are drawn by the school’s emphasis on Science, not only in the Science Lab, but as an integral component of all subjects taught throughout the school day. Principal Marsha Parker says, “At this time, enrollment is full for next year and we have a long waiting list for Kindergarten and 1st grade. But sometimes a spot opens up during the summer, so you can always check.” Parker explained that if a student has an interest in attending Mattos, the best approach would be to apply early in the year, like

January, for future consideration. Additionally, the student’s home school needs to be contacted to begin the intra-district transfer process. The Science Lab, named in honor of long-time Science Specialist Sue Burgess who retired last June, is a fascinating place. Rocks, minerals, birds’ nests, charts, bottles, posters, insects, pieces of animal skeletons, and all sorts of amazing scientific paraphernalia, are clustered on its walls and tables. Current Science Specialist, Wendy Goodfellow previously taught alongside Burgess for four years before assuming the position this year and has worked in the school district for twenty years. “Susan Burgess was the driving force in creating Mattos as a Science Magnet,” says Goodfellow. “She was able to get many donations and developed the program. This is such an amazing lab and resource.” continued on page 11

Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Arts & Entertainment . . . . . . 21

Kid Scoop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Public Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Bookmobile Schedule . . . . . . 15

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May 17, 2011

Learn About Treatment Options at Washington Hospital Seminar

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heumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. An estimated 1.7 million people in the United States have the disease, according to the Arthritis Foundation, and about 70 percent of those are women. “Rheumatoid arthritis can be very painful and debilitating,” said Dr. Sabiha Rasheed, a local rheumatologist who is a member of the Washington Hospital staff. “Fortunately, there are treatment options available that can help to prevent joint damage and slow the progression of the disease.” She will present “New Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis” on Monday, May 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. The free seminar will be held at the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium at 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West) in Fremont. You can register online at www.whhs.com or call (800) 9637070 for more information. Rasheed will provide an overview of rheumatoid arthritis. Like other autoimmune diseases, it occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks tissues in the body. Rheumatoid arthritis can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness in the joints. The inflammation occurs in the joints and

chronic inflammation can lead to the destruction of cartilage, bone, and ligaments, which can damage the joints and cause them to become deformed, according to Rasheed. “This damage to the joints can occur early in the disease and then get worse as the disease progresses,” she said. “That’s why it’s important to get an early diagnosis.” Researchers are not sure what causes rheumatoid arthritis. It can begin at any age, but most often affects people over the age of 40. While the cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, heredity appears to play a role, particularly in women, Rasheed said. About 80 percent of adults with the disease test positive for a certain antibody called rheumatoid factor, she added. Antibodies are proteins that are part of the immune response. They detect and destroy invaders like bacteria or viruses.

It’s estimated that rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease, is more common in women than men by a ratio of 3 to 1. At an upcoming Washington Women’s Center lecture, a rheumatologist will discuss new treatments and medications that are available today that can help stop joint damage.The free education session will take place on Monday, May 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Conrad E. Anderson M.D. Auditorium, Room B, located at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont. Register online at www.whhs.com.

Preventing Joint Damage Rasheed will talk about medications available today that can help to stop joint damage and prevent deformities. She will discuss two types: diseasemodifying antirheumatic drugs called DMARDs and biologic agents. DMARDs act on the immune system to slow the progression of the disease. These drugs have been around a long time and have been the standard course of treatment for people with rheumatoid arthritis, according to Rasheed. While there are a number of these types of medications available, Methotrexate is the most commonly used DMARD. “DMARDs decrease pain and swelling, but they are not as effective at halting joint damage,” she said. “The newer drugs are much more effective.” Biologic agents are the newest category of medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. They came onto the market about a decade ago and are now more widely pre-

scribed, according to Rasheed. “The drugs of interest are Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Simponi, Orencia, and Cimzia,” she said. “I will focus on those.” Each of these biologics blocks a specific step in the inflammation process. Rasheed will explain how they work. “These newer biologics are becoming the medicine of choice for rheumatoid arthritis,” she said. “Physicians are now prescribing them earlier on in the disease process because they are so effective at stopping joint damage and preventing deformities. They are also used in combination with standard DMARDs.” She said the drawback with biologic agents is they increase the risk for infection, so they can’t be prescribed for certain patients. They are not given to patients who are more prone to developing infections or have a recent history of cancer. “For example, biologics aren’t recommended for the elderly, people who are bedridden, or someone who has had cancer in the last five years,” she said. “But for those who can tolerate these newer medications, they can stop the joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis and improve their quality of life.”

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

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Washington Women's Center: Cancer Genetic Counseling

Get Back On Your Feet: New Treatment Options for Ankle Strengthen Your Back! Learn Conditions

Inside Washington Hospital: Patient Safety

Women's Health Conference: Pain & Rehabilitiation

Washington Women's Center: Cholesterol and Women

Think Pink: Breast Cancer and Vitamin D

Think Pink: Nutritious Foods for Breast Health

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Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting April 13, 2011

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Voices InHealth: Medicine Safety for Children (Late Start) Think Pink: Women's Center

Men's Health Fair: Heart Healthy Living

Your Concerns InHealth: Measles Resurgence

Heart Health for People with Diabetes

Voices InHealth: Healthy Pregnancy (Late Start)

Voices InHealth: Demystifying the Radiation Oncology Center

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting April 13, 2011

Influenza and Other Contagious Respiratory Conditions

Management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Do You Have Sinus Problems?

Partnering with Your Doctor to Improve Diabetes Control Voices InHealth: Bras for Body & Soul (Late Start)

Kidney Disease Men's Health Fair Panel Discussion

Voices InHealth: Nursing Excellence - Journey to Magnet Status

Heel Problems and Treatment Options

Controversies in Screening Mammography

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

InHealth Special Report: InHealth Special Report: The Patient Protection The Patient Protection and and Affordable Care Act Affordable Care Act Part 2 Part 3

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting May 11, 2011 (New)

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting May 11, 2011 (New)

Have You Recently Lost Health Care Coverage? Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting April 13, 2011

Important Immunizations for Healthy Adults

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting April 13, 2011

What Are Your Vital Signs Telling You?

Do You Suffer From Anxiety or Depression?

Partnering with Your Doctor to Improve Diabetes Control

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Are You at Risk for Diabetes? - Learn the Signs (Late Start)

Eating Out with Diabetes

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Nutrition for People with Kidney Disease

Raising Awareness About Stroke

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Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting May 11, 2011 (New)

Get Back On Your Feet: New Treatment Options for Ankle Conditions

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

Disaster Preparednesss

Your Concerns InHealth: Vitamin Supplements

Drooping Eyelid Problems & Four Major Eye Disorders and Vision Problems

Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Inside Washington Hospital: The Green Team

Arthritis: Do I Have One of 100 Types?

Men's Health Fair: Meniscal Tears of the Knee

Tips to Making Your Golden Years Healthier

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Cough or Shortness of Breath, What to Do About It

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Planning Your California Advance Health Directive: Now is the Time (Late Start)

Hip Pain in the Young and Middle-Aged Adult

Women's Health Conference: Weight Management

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lower Back Disorders

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Alzheimer's Disease Research Update

Voices InHealth: Washington's Community Cancer Program

New Techniques to Treat Back Pain

Keys to Healthy Eyes

to Improve Your Back Fitness

Voices InHealth: The Greatest Gift of All

Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Tremors and Epilepsy

Voices InHealth: Medicine Safety for Children (Late Start)

Inside Washington Hospital: Inside Washington Hospital: Pediatric Care (Late Start) Stroke Response Team

Osteoporosis Update: Learn About Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Do You Suffer From Anxiety or Depression?

Learn Exercises to Help Lower Your Blood Pressure and Slow Your Heart Rate

Maintaining Heart Health with Diabetes

Sepsis: Treatment of a Top 10 Killer

World Kidney Day

Do You Suffer from Stomach Problems?

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

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

Inside Washington Hospital: Advances in Cardiac Care

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Washington Hospital Seminar Will Focus on Skin Cancer Prevention After a wet, gray winter and early spring, the warm weather has finally arrived and most people are celebrating by spending more time out of doors. As you enjoy the wonderful spring and summer weather, don’t forget how important it is to protect your skin from the sun. The Centers for Disease Control reminds us that “unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays in as little as 15 minutes. Yet, it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure.” “Skin cancer is increasing very rapidly in the U.S.,” states Sunil S. Dhawan, MD, a dermatologist on the medical staff of Washington Hospital. “There’s a good chance

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer at some time during their life, making it the most common type of cancer. Learn how to protect yourself from getting skin cancer at a free upcoming Washington Hospital seminar. Join dermatologist Sunil Dhawan, M.D. on Tuesday, May 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Conrad E.Anderson M.D.Auditorium located at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont. Register online at www.whhs.com.

that most people, or their relative or friend, will get it at some time, especially if they are fair skinned.” On Tuesday, May 24 at 1 p.m., Dr. Dhawan will talk about the effects of the sun on your skin and what you can do to protect yourself from getting skin cancer. The free public seminar “Skin Care and Prevention of Skin Cancer” will be held in the Conrad E. Anderson M.D. Auditorium in the Washington West Building (2500 Mowry Ave.) in Fremont. To reserve your space, register online at www.whhs.com and look under Upcoming Seminars, or call (800) 963-7070. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some time during their life, making it the most common type of cancer. Every year, more new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed than cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon combined. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, with about 2.8 million people diagnosed each year. Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type, with about 700,000 Americans diagnosed annually. Fortunately, both of these skin cancers are highly curable. The third most common skin cancer is melanoma, with an estimated 115,000 new cases diagnosed in 2010. This type of skin cancer is far more dangerous. The American Academy of Dermatology states that one American dies of melanoma almost every hour, with an estimated 8,700 deaths attributable to melanoma in 2010. In calculating your risk of getting skin cancer, you should be aware that past behavior at work and play dictates some of your risk level. For example, people who have had a job that keeps them outside a lot, such as life guarding or working on a farm, in construction or with outdoor utilities, are more likely to get skin cancer, Dr. Dhawan says. You are also at higher risk if you’ve done a lot of sun bathing during your life. The incidence of skin cancer among people who are or have been in the military is on the rise. This includes people who fought during World War II, in Vietnam and, now, in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Skin Cancer Foundation, a leading skin cancer education and prevention organization, reports that about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. “The sun produces three kinds of UV rays—UVA, UVB and UVC,” explains Dr. Dhawan. “We used to be concerned only with UVB, but we are now finding that UVA is just as important because it also has a significant role in causing premature skin aging, sun spots and skin cancer.” UV rays are invisible to the naked eye. Their classification by UVA, UVB and UVC is based on their wavelength, with UVA being the longest. UVA and UVB rays penetrate our atmosphere, but UVC is absorbed by the ozone layer and does not reach the earth. During the May 24 seminar on skin cancer, Dr. Dhawan will discuss signs and symptoms of the disease, who is at risk and why. He’ll also talk about skin cancer prevention strategies you can follow, including the proper use of sun screen. You should apply a sun block with SPF 30 or higher every day, even if it’s not sunny, he recommends. “If it’s light outside, even if there are clouds, the UV rays are there and you should use sun screen,” says Dr. Dhawan. Other effective skin cancer prevention strategies include wearing sun protective clothing, such as hats and long sleeved shirts, and staying out of the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., when the sun is at its maximum strength.

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ore than 5 million patients are admitted each year to intensive care units (ICUs) at hospitals in the United States. According to the Society of

anesthesiology or pediatrics. Some of them have another subspecialty like pulmonary medicine, emergency medicine or infectious diseases,” says Dr. Carmen Agcaoili, medical direc-

Agcaoili notes the ICU team has taken several steps to raise the bar of patient care. “We conduct daily rounds with our multidisciplinary team, going

Washington Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) is staffed by an integrated group of clinicians (pictured above) that include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, speech, physical and occupational therapists, clergy, social workers and case managers.

Critical Care Medicine, patients in ICUs that are staffed by a critical care team that includes “intensivist” physicians and other specially trained staff have double the chance of survival than those in ICUs that lack a highly trained staff. Introduced in 2008, the Intensivist Program in Washington Hospital’s 28-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has already bolstered the standard of care for seriously ill patients and improved patient outcomes – including a significant decrease in mortality due to sepsis (a life-threatening infection of the bloodstream), as well as improved ventilator outcomes. “Intensivists are physicians who are board-certified in critical care medicine and in a primary specialty such as internal medicine, surgery,

tor of the intensivist program at Washington Hospital. “We currently have five, full-time intensivists and four, part-time intensivists on staff, so the ICU is always covered 24 hours a day, every day,” she says. “We also have respiratory therapists dedicated to providing ICU coverage 24/7. In addition to our dedicated critical care nurses, we have pharmacy, dietary, case manager, social work, spiritual care and rehabilitation services for ICU patients, including a physical therapist with an interest in critical care on staff.” During Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month in May, Washington Hospital will be recognizing the efforts of members of the critical care team providing care for critically ill, vulnerable patients. Dr.

over a checklist with each patient to make sure we’re following best practices,” she explains. “We also have palliative care rounds every Tuesday, to help identify and prepare patients and their families for dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses. We encourage patients’ families to be present during rounds, because the families often can help provide details of the patients’ medical histories and treatment preferences.” Working with the families and loved ones of ICU patients is an important aspect of the critical care team’s efforts. The Intensivist Program has established a Family/Patient-Centered Committee to address continued on page 9


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May 17, 2011

Auto Review

Scion tC Brand’s Best Seller Is All New DON’T LEAVE CHILDREN IN PARKED CARS!

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othing concerns the auto industry more than safety. We therefore take it as our responsibility to point out the tragic truth that a record number of children died in vehicles with overheated passenger compartments in 2010. Since 1998, an average of 37 children have died annually in this country after being left (or trapped) in hot vehicles. And this preventable tragedy does not occur solely during the summer months. “Hot-car deaths” have been recorded in every month except January. These deaths occurred due to negligence, distraction, sleep deprivation, or change in routine. Drivers and passengers should make a habit of checking the back seat and removing

children in car seats before leaving their vehicles. Of course, checking your back seat is just one part of making sure that your children are safe in your car. Making sure that your vehicle is properly maintained is another. At BAY STAR AUTO CARE, our ASE-certified technicians can provide the regularly scheduled maintenance that will catch small and inexpensive problems before they become big and dangerous issues. Your family depends on you to make sure they are safe. Don't let them down. HINT: Sleeping children should not be left in parked vehicles even for the length of time it takes to “just do an errand.”

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

BY STEVE SCHAEFER

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cion, Toyota’s youth oriented brand, has been around since 2004. In that time, the marque’s two boxy hatchbacks have received new bodies and positioning, but the bestselling tC has languished. Well, for 2011, that’s history. The tC is called a coupe, but it’s really a three-door liftback. It reminds me of the popular Toyota Celica liftback of the 1970’s and 80’s. The practicality of capacious cargo hauling combined with a sporty fastback configuration is a good match, and it’s nice to have it available again. I was especially glad to have the new six-speed manual transmission in my black test car. A sixspeed automatic is also available, and will likely be present in most of the new tC’s sold in the U.S. Recently, a salesman for another youth-oriented brand told me that almost all of the cars he sells are delivered without a clutch pedal. Today’s automatics are wonderful, and paddle shifters make instant gear changes easy, but I think automatic drivers are missing out on something. You decide. The tC is Scion’s most powerful car, with a 2.5-liter four put-

ting out 180 horsepower—up 19 from last year’s model—and 173 lb.-ft. of torque, up 11. The tonand-a-half car feels strong through the gears, and while it’s not a rocket it’s certainly no modest economy car either. Electric power steering delivers a precise feel, and four-wheel disc brakes pull the car down quickly to a stop. Fuel economy numbers are a pleasing 23 City, 31 Highway, and Average 26. I personally averaged 25.9 mpg—making that official number remarkably accurate. The EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide awards the car with a “6” for both Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas. That’s good enough for SmartWay status, but is hot the highest number available for a small coupe. However, 180 horsepower is stronger than

the cars that boast better numbers, so you have to choose where you want to be on the power/green spectrum. Scion’s designers used the California studio’s FUSE concept car as a model for the new tC’s styling. It’s actually a little sharper edged than the more smoothly styled previous tC, but photos do not do the car justice. A simple face is the right attitude for Scion—cool, collected and

are mostly hard plastic—something common in cars in the lower price points and a Scion staple since day one. The design and graining are what make it work here. Being a youth-oriented car, tC comes standard with a powerful audio system. You get eight speakers and 300 watts standard, with a USB port for your iPod too. An optional Alpine system is available, and both systems offer

focused—not grinning like a Mazda or snarling like some other sporty coupes. The pointed side window isn’t great for rear visibility but it makes a statement that’s both retro and different from the status quo. Cut in lower side panels add visual sharpness. Inside, the cockpit features bold gauges and dials with plenty of silvery accents. There’s a similarity to both the previous model

the SSP system—Scion Sound Processing—that provides three preset equalizer settings. The goal is to make Scion’s leader a fully equipped model only. All tCs come with power windows, locks and mirrors. There’s a panoramic glass moonroof with power tilt and slide and dual manual sunshades. You also get remote keyless entry, air conditioning and cruise control. A multi-information display gives you trip and fuel economy information. The car wears handsome 18-inch alloy wheels. Pricing for the single tC model is modest—just $18,275 for the manual-equipped car and $19,275 for the automatic. Add $720 for delivery and you’ve got an affordable car that delivers the goods. It’s an old truism that you can’t sell a young man an old man’s car but you certainly can do the reverse. The Scion brand was created to offer sporty, inexpensive cars with an attitude and a cool image. This “older guy” had a great week with the new tC.

and to the XB box—a horizontality and solid quality that is reassuring in a small car. Like the car’s face, it’s straightforward— no nonsense—and feels just right when you’re on the road. Despite the interior’s horizontal linearity, there are plenty of circles besides the gauges. For example, the console flows down into a circular transmission base and the round door speakers, stacked woofer, midrange and tweeter, fill the front portion of each door. The thick, leatherwrapped steering wheel has a flat bottom, giving more legroom but also an unusual sensation when you’re turning it while driving through corners. A black headliner and pillars help create a sober mood inside. Surfaces are nicely detailed but

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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Alameda County Library News

Attention College Bound! SUBMITTED BY JUI-LAN LIU, FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

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s costs for college education soar, it may no longer seem affordable. In addition to cost, decisions also have to be made regarding which college to attend. To help teens and their parents sort through the maze of college applications, Alameda County Library is presenting programs for the college bound on how to choose the right college and get financial aid. Teens and their parents are invited to attend. These FREE workshops will be presented by Vicki O’Day, founder of Willows College Consulting, and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). Finding Colleges That Fit Expect to learn how to focus on finding a good fit in your college search process. Topics include: • The elements of fit-academic, social, and financial • Developing your own college criteria • Resources for finding new colleges to consider • Keeping an open mind and making trade-offs • Timelines This program will be presented at the Union City Library on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm and at the Fremont Main Library on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. College Affordability: This will be an in-depth presentation on how college finances work and how you can find colleges that will be an excellent financial fit. Topics include: • Costs of college • Expected family contribution • Federal and state aid • Need-based aid and merit aid from colleges • How to save for college • Strategies for finding great colleges that also fit your family finances. Tri-City libraries had this workshop in early May but it will be repeated at the Dublin Library on Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. To learn about coming programs of all kinds at the libraries, go to www.aclibrary.org, mouse over the word “Events” in the dark blue bar under the banner and click on “All Library Events.” You will see a listing of programs for all Alameda County libraries, but you can use the drop down menus to limit the listings to just one branch or type of program if you wish. Alameda County Library has many resources to help with college applications. Go to aclibrary.org, mouse over the word “Teen” in the dark blue bar under the banner and click on “Schools & College.” Click on the second bullet point, “Colleges” and you will find links to information about finance, touring colleges online, and profiles of thousands of schools. Some databases Alameda County Library subscribes to can be especially helpful. Besides live homework help and test preparation, Brainfuse offers comprehensive writing assistance (application essays, for example)

through live writing assistance and premium writing lab. Students receive live writing assistance from Brainfuse tutors via an online classroom, which features intuitive copy/paste technology and secure file sharing. Brainfuse’s premium writing lab offers students a level of analysis that is simply not possible during a live session. Students submit papers via their secure file sharing feature (no email address required) and their writing experts carefully analyze each paper with respect to voice, word choice, content, sentence fluency, and organization. Papers (complete with constructive comments) are returned to students within 24 hours. To access Brainfuse, log on to http://www.aclibrary.org/, mouse over the word “Teens” in the dark blue stripe under the banner, and select Homework Help. Click on the box below. You’ll have to register a username and password if you have never used it before. Learning Express’ College Preparation section includes free, timed practice tests online for AP subjects, ACT, SAT, general high school subjects, and other types of exams. There is also a component called College Admissions Preparation with guides to writing and proofreading these essays in e-book format. To check out Learning Express, go to www.aclibrary.org and mouse over the word Research in the dark blue stripe under the banner, and select A-Z Resources. Click on the “L” tab and then on Learning Express Library. You will need your library card number to proceed. Once in, College Preparation is in the left pane. You will also need to register and create a username/password in order to take the tests and use the e-books. A few of the print books on our shelves include: In! college admissions and beyond : the experts' proven strategy for success / Lillian Luterman and Jennifer Bloom 378.16109 LUTERMAN I'm going to college--not you! : surviving the college search with your child / edited by Jennifer Delahunty 378.198 I'M Peterson's how to get money for college : financing your future beyond federal aid 378.3 PETERSON'S Paying for college : answers to all your questions about financial aid, scholarships, tuition payment plans, and everything else you need to know 378.30973 PAYING For more information about teen programs, resources or teen services in general, please contact the Teen Librarian at your TriCity branch: Fremont Main Library: Beth Buchanan ebuchanan@aclibrary.org Centerville and Irvington libraries: Elizabeth Gamell, egamell@aclibrary.org Niles library: Sally Kusalo, skusalo@aclibrary.org Newark Library: Kathleen Hannon, khannon@aclibrary.org Union City Library: Mira Geroy, mgeroy@aclibrary.org

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A traditional Novena will be held nightly Friday, June 3 through Saturday, June 11. On June 12, Pentecost Sunday, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone will preside at the 5 p.m. Mass in honor of Holy Spirit Parish. You are invited to visit Holy Spirit’s website at www.holyspiritfremont.org for further information.

Catherine is the daughter of Chuck and Suzanne Bradshaw, and granddaughter of long-time parishioners Linda and Bob Fuchslin. Catherine is honored to be this year’s festival queen as Holy Spirit Parish celebrates 125 years of service to the community of the Centerville District of Fremont. Catherine’s first side maid is Nicolette Herbert Gacusan, second side maid is Rachel Adamson, and honor maid is Kelsey Reynolds.

Holy Spirit Festival Saturday, May 21 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Holy Spirit Catholic Church 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont (510) 797-1660 www.holyspiritfremont.org

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Workplace Violence – How Will You Respond? BY: RICH CORDIVARI

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ince 2008, there has been a rise in workplace violence that many experts believe is closely associated with the increasing pressure people are feeling at work and overall uncertainty about jobs nationally. Stress or conflict at work, financial issues and even trouble at home can all contribute to workplace violence. Employers are becoming more aware of the need to have policies and procedures in place that will guide employees who may come face-to-face with someone intent on doing harm. If you find yourself in a violent situation, whether physical or verbal, there are some things you should try to remember. It’s important to think about them now, while you are calm, so that you will be better prepared to act in a worst case scenario. When violence breaks out in the workplace, you are faced with three options: run, hide or take action. If you do find yourself in a close encounter with someone intent on inflicting harm, you or those you work with will probably not be able to run or hide. “Take action” includes many scenarios, but if having to talk to a person bent on violence is the situation you’ve found yourself in, this advice may be helpful: Remain calm – The calmer you are, the better you will be able to think about how to properly handle the situation. You may also make others feel safer if you are calm and not panicked. Stance and body language – The way you present yourself is critical. It is your goal to help de-

Fremont Police Blotter May 12, 2011 Officer Haugh responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Linda Drive. A 33year-old female and a 25-year-old male were arrested; the female for being under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia, and the male for possession of a controlled substance, under the influence and parole violation. The Street Crimes Unit (SCU) received information an armed parolee at large at an address on Trinity Way. When officers arrived, the parolee was located and arrested without incident. No gun was found. May 13, 2011 A call from Douglas Court reported a light skinned Black male adult in her back yard (5’10”, skinny with dark clothes). The reporting parting said the Suspect jumped over a fence and disappeared. Officer Tran discovered an unreported burglary directly behind the reported incident on Vernal. A call from McDonald’s Restaurant on Thornton involved a Suspect who brandished a knife and struck the Victim. The 44-year-old female suspect fled the scene but was apprehended by police and arrested.

fuse the attacker’s anger and get them to remain calm. The attacker has to believe you are not going to attack them, and the way you stand can reinforce that. Use a slightly open stance with one foot behind the other and most of your weight on your back foot. Not only does this convey a neutral signal but it also gives you more freedom to react should you be attacked. Do not raise your voice – Speak in a normal, even tone. Listen, listen and listen – Maybe the attacker just wants to be heard. Let them vent and do not interrupt or argue with him or her. Think before you speak – Certain comments could confuse the attacker or imply that your opinions are more important than theirs. Ask the attacker, “I can see that you are upset. How can I help?” Avoid using these phrases: “I know how you feel.” “You shouldn’t be angry. It is no big deal.” “Don’t worry about it. You’ll be fine.” Don’t take anything personally – People who have reached the point where they are prepared to act out violently might be looking for someone to take their side and get emotionally involved in their issue. Be mindful of your facial expressions – You can nod to indicate that you understand what is being said, but you should be careful about openly agreeing or disagreeing. The idea, again, is to let the person talk. Keep your hands in view of the attacker – Your palms might be sweaty from nerves but it is

better to show your palms to the attacker rather than crossing your arms or making a fist. This conveys a non-confrontational demeanor and also shows the attacker that you are not armed. Eye contact – Maintain regular eye contact with the attacker but don’t stare at or try to stare him down. The idea is to use eye contact to “connect” and build a level of trust that might help the attacker continue talking and calm down. If a weapon is involved – Follow the attacker’s orders. Unless you are confident that your life is in immediate danger, you should not try to disarm an attacker. In all violent situations, be sure to call 911 as soon as possible. Fully cooperate with arriving police and keep your hands visible to them as they have no way of knowing who the attacker is and who may be an innocent bystander. The most important way you can contribute to the successful outcome of a violent confrontation in the workplace is to be informed and alert, remain calm and contact a manager or police as soon as you witness violent or potentially violent behavior in the workplace. Workplace violence can happen in any environment, within any industry, so it is important to understand how to handle a violent workplace situation.

About the author: Rich Cordivari is the Vice President of Learning and Development at AlliedBarton Security Services. For more information on workplace violence, visit alliedbarton.com/wpv.

Bicycle safety tips for kids SUBMITTED BY GENEVA BOSQUES, FREMONT POLICE The warm weather and long days are allowing us to all spend more time outdoors. Over the next couple of weeks, we will focus our safety information on tips to help keep you safe during the summer months. Bicycle riding is fun and a great way to get exercise, but it’s often taken for granted as a toy. A bicycle is actually a vehicle that gets people from one place to another. Here are some tips to help keep your kids safe while riding their bikes this summer. - Before using a bicycle, make sure that it’s inspected and all parts are working properly. Check the chain for rust, the brakes to make sure they work, the tires for air, and adjust any bolts that are loose. - Begin by educating your child about bike safety, the basic rules about wearing a helmet, using crosswalks, and staying safe around cars. Use pictures, video or play acting to help communicate these basic principles to young children. - Always supervise your young children when they are riding a bike, and never leave them alone. It’s best to make it a family affair and participate alongside your child until they are competent and old enough to bike independently. - A helmet protects your child from serious injury, and must always be worn. - California Vehicle Code Section 21212 - Youth Bicycle Helmets Minors, states:

A person under 18 years of age shall not operate a bicycle, a nonmotorized scooter, or a skateboard, nor shall they wear in-line or roller skates, nor ride upon a bicycle, a non-motorized scooter, or a skateboard as a passenger, upon a street, bikeway, as defined in Section 890.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, or any other public bicycle path or trail unless that person is wearing a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet that meets the standards of either the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), or standards subsequently established by those entities. This requirement also applies to a person who rides upon a bicycle while in a restraining seat that is attached to the bicycle or in a trailer towed by the bicycle. - Your child needs to wear a helmet on every bike ride, no matter how short or how close to home. Many accidents happen in driveways, on sidewalks, and on bike paths, not just on streets. Children learn best by observing you. Set the example: Whenever you ride, put on your helmet. - When purchasing a helmet, look for a label or sticker that says the helmet meets the CPSC safety standard. - A helmet should be worn so that it is level on the head, not tipped forwards or backwards. The strap should be securely fastened, and you should not be able to move continued on page 9


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Bicycle safety continued from page 8 the helmet in any direction. If needed, the helmet’s sizing pads can help improve the fit. - Do not push your child to ride a 2-wheeled bike until he or she is ready, at about age 5 or 6. Consider the child's coordination and desire to learn to ride. Stick with coaster (foot) brakes until your child is older and more experienced for hand brakes. - Take your child with you when you shop for the bike, so that he or she can try it out. The value of a properly fitting bike far outweighs the value of surprising your child with a new one. - Buy a bike that is the right size, not one your child has to "grow into." Oversized bikes are especially dangerous. Have your child stand over the bicycle. There should be 1 to 2 inches between your child and the top tube (bar) if using a road bike and 3 to 4 inches if it’s a mountain bicycle. The seat should be level front to back. The seat height should be adjusted to allow a slight bend at the knee when the leg is fully extended. The handlebar height should be at the same level with the seat. - Whether daytime or at night, you need to be seen by others when riding a bike. Wearing white clothing has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings. A flashing light can also be added to your bike. - Remember, just because you can see a driver, it doesn’t mean the driver can see you.

- Always ride with at least one hand on the handlebars, carry books, backpacks and other items in a backpack or bicycle carrier. - Watch for road hazards. Be on the lookout for hazards such as potholes, broken glass, gravel, puddles, leaves and pets. If you are riding with friends, alert them to hazards you see. - Go with the flow of traffic. Ride on the right, in the same direction as other vehicles. Do not go against the flow of traffic. - Obey all traffic laws and yield to traffic when appropriate. - Stay alert at all times and always look before turning. - The Pedestrian and Bicycling Information Center warns that riding on the sidewalk poses a greater risk than riding on the road with traffic, as motorists are watching the road and may not see bicyclists to their left or right. However, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recommends that kids less than 10 years old ride on the sidewalk when allowed by law. Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/103948-bike-safety-tipskids/#ixzz1MAARPTGn - Watch for parked cars and opening doors. All of the California Vehicle Codes related to bicycles, can be found on the California DMV web-site at www.dmv.ca.gov. Have fun and stay safe!!! For full details, go to https://local.nixle.com/alert/4689601/?sub _id=555129

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the needs of patients and families and opportunities to improve their critical care experience. Some of their efforts to improve communication between families and members of the ICU team and provide a better hospital experience include: • A questionnaire that patients and their families can fill out to provide information on the patient’s occupation, favorite hobbies and other interests that would cheer them up. The information helps staff members get to know patients personally and involves families in the care process. • Scheduling “quiet time” between 3 and 4 p.m. and “sleep time” from midnight to 4 a.m. to make sure patients and their family members all get enough rest. • Getting spiritual care advisors involved with the patient and family early. Another effort planned for the future is an

introductory brochure with information on critical care treatments as well as information that will prepare families for a patient’s transition from the ICU to a regular patient room in the hospital. “Our team is now more patient-centered, and we’re working to improve patient and family satisfaction,” says Dr. Agcaoili. “It’s all part of Washington Hospital’s ‘Patient First’ ethic.” The critical care team at Washington Hospital also is working more closely with patients’ attending physicians. “We offer two-day classes in the fundamentals of critical care for all doctors who admit patients to the ICU,” Dr. Agcaoili explains. “The classes, which also are open to nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists, are co-sponsored by Washington Hospital and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.” The next classes are scheduled for November 5 and 6.

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ISSUED BY FREMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT State Route 238/Mission Blvd. Roadway Rehabilitation Project Weekend Closures Rescheduled for South of Stevenson Blvd. The weekend closure of two lanes on State Route 238/Mission Boulevard between Stevenson Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue that was scheduled to begin Friday night, May 13 has been rescheduled due to forecast inclement weather. On the weekend beginning Friday, May 20 the Caltrans contractor plans to work at the railroad undercrossing between Stevenson Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue. From 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, until 6 a.m. Monday, May 23, two lanes will be closed on the northbound side of SR 238. Two-way traffic will be in place on the southbound side. Between Stevenson Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue, one lane will remain open for southbound SR 238. One lane from northbound SR 238 will be detoured to the southbound (west) side of the highway. This closure is necessary due to the limited space and to allow crews a safe area to work. Motorists should expect delays of 15 to 20 minutes during this closure. Detour To avoid this construction, follow Walnut Avenue. to Paseo Padre Parkway, to Driscoll

Road, and back to Mission Blvd., or the opposite direction, depending on direction of travel. A second closure is planned but has not yet been scheduled for the two southbound lanes between Stevenson Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue. For this work, two-way traffic will be in place on the northbound side of the highway. Additional Work Roadway base repair will continue between Stevenson Boulevard and Tamarack Drive, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Caltrans will switch to the new traffic signals at Nursery Avenue on Tuesday, May 17. During the switch, there will be stop signs at the intersection of Nursery Avenue and Mission Boulevard. Motorists should expect delays during this work. Crews will be working throughout the project at other locations, including between Blanche Street in Hayward and Tamarack Drive in Union City. Please be alert for lane closures and construction workers. Paving is planned to begin in mid to late May. For more information about the project, please go to www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/238mission/, and please remember to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”


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History

Centro de Servicios BY MYRLA RAYMUNDO Centro de Servicios, located in the Decoto District of Union City, was established in 1974 as part of East Bay Spanish-Speaking Citizens’ Foundation, a non-

had served more than 25,000 families throughout its 37 years of operation. The dedicated staff and volunteers serve more than 800 families and individuals each month. Located in the heart of Union City’s Decoto District, Centro de

cios Resource Center and a member of the Alameda County Community Food Bank Board of Directors. Born in Cali, Colombia, Jaime Jaramillo, the executive director of Centro de Servicios came to Union City in 1968 and worked

profit, community-based organization. The Quonset building was the first store in Decoto, named the Decoto Variety Store. Owners Al and Marcela

Servicios has a thrift store and resource center. The thrift store, that offers a wide variety of clothing, kitchen appliances and toys, helps offset some of the agency’s

as a laborer at General Electric in San Jose. He became a timekeeper at Electric Company in San Lorenzo and was later hired by a State funded program as a

Roderigues operated the store for twenty years and long-time Decoto residents still remember buying candies from the store. Centro de Servicios’ mission is one of community improvement. It includes helping the needy and indigent, securing immediate basic needs and rights, regaining pride and dignity and, ultimately, helping them to become self-sufficient and productive members of society. The agency also holds the distinction of being Southern Alameda County’s oldest nonprofit agency. Centro de Servicios

overhead expenses and provides funds for scholarships. Community Development Block Grant funds through the Redevelopment Agency underwrites the facilities and provides major fiscal support. Services include information and referrals, translation/interpretation, food, shelter and clothing assistance, job preparation and placement assistance, legal; aid and general support services for families at risk. Thrift Store Manager Don Carlos Vejar is also the Deputy Director of the Centro de Servi-

Youth Program Director. Hired as a part-time Youth Program Director for the City of Union City, Jaime later transferred to the Alameda County Probation Department and finally began working for Centro de Servicious in 1996. He also served as Planning Commissioner in the City of Union City for several years. His wife Carmen has worked as a Legal Aide in Hayward and Union City for 35 years. Jaime and Carmen have three children: Lucer, Marisol and Jaime Jr.

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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return, set out to organize a celebration throughout the local, and growing, Asian community. Reaching out to his native Taiwanese compatriots, Hsieh organized a small cultural festival in the South Bay and as the years passed, not only did the festival grow, but also gained representation from Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, China, India and the Middle East. In the last 17 years, the festival has been held in various South and East Bay cities, and as Hsieh points out, “[The festival] has become a great way for all ethnic communities to learn from each other. Both U.S. and Asian residents are able to combine cultures resulting in awareness and unity with one another.” This year, 14 Asian ethnic groups will celebrate the 18th Annual Asian American Heritage Festival at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church in Union City on Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; admission is free. The day’s activities include performances and demonstrations, raffles, a silent auction, and plenty of food vendors cooking up the best cuisine from all corners of the Asian world. Opening ceremonies will begin with a flag presentation by 20 local Boy Scouts; Scott Kitajima will perform the nation anthem, and Hsieh will deliver the opening welcoming message. A special prayer will be said for the country and people of Japan, followed by special recognition awards and short speeches from local political and com-

munity leaders. The rest of the day will be filled with a celebration of culture including featured performances of O'nami Taiko of Japan, Hawaiian Hula, Middle Eastern Belly Dancing, Hindu dancing, and much more. “No worries about the weather,” says Hsieh, “the event is held indoors. So rain or shine, the show will go on!” He added, “This is the place to be!” Asian American Heritage Festival Saturday, May 21 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church 32975 Alvarado Niles Road, Union City (510) 784-7341 www.aafc-ca.org Free Program Schedule: 11:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony 12:30 p.m. - O'nami Taiko / Dance 1:05 p.m. - Polynesian Dance 1:25 p.m. - Taiwanese Dance / Song 1:55 p.m. - Filipino Dance 2:10 p.m. - Hawaiian Dance 2:35 p.m. - Korean Traditional Dance 2:40 p.m. - Indian Dance 2:55 p.m. - Hula Dance 3:10 p.m. - Chinese Classic Dance 3:35 p.m. - Thai Music/Dance 3:50 p.m. - Belly Dance 4:00 p.m. - Tai Chi Fan 4:05 p.m. - Taiko 4:50 p.m. - Raffle

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The time students spend in the lab is invaluable, affording them an opportunity for handson experience which supports the Science curriculum taught in classrooms. Grades one through three work in the Science Lab for one-50 minute period each week; grades four through six have two50 minute lab periods during the school week. (Kindergarten works with their own teacher in their classrooms.) Students and teachers in all subjects are committed to the focus on Science. “Teachers also feel that added importance to

Various animal skeletons and minerals, Photo by Miriam G. Mazliach

cover all the Science information in class and to get through the entire textbook,” adds Goodfellow. Written syllabi for each grade level is updated each year as far as what is taught in the classroom and what is taught in the lab. Students are instructed in the same Science curriculum as adopted by the District, but are given further reading, writing or projects in the subject. Grades four, five and six are required to participate in the Science Fair each year, whether the district holds one or not. Students in grades one through three

A variety of birds’ nests, Photo by Miriam G. Mazliach

are encouraged to participate but are not required. Parents play an integral part as well, especially in the new Science Committee, which meets once a month. “Chairman, Lisa Hallas is very driven to get things accomplished,” says Goodfellow. The Science Committee helps organize activities such as Science Career Day and Astronomy Nights. At the most recent event, held May 6, students and their families had an opportunity to look through telescopes and see Saturn, its rings and one of its moons, during the evening event. Dr. Chris McCarthy, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Astronomy from San Francisco State University, was in attendance and gave a brief lecture on inner and outer planets.

Owl pellets reveal skeletal remains of what was eaten. Photo by Miriam G. Mazliach

According to both Goodfellow and Principal Parker, the school also receives a lot of support from the PTA (Parent Teacher Association), which works to raise funds for: materials and supplies used in the lab, assemblies, and field trips, among other items. In particular, the PTA purchased two different types of microscopes for the Science Lab. “I think it’s fabulous. Mattos draws students and families who support the program,” says Goodfellow. Principal Parker adds, “Feedback from parents is that they are really glad their kids are here. They see this as a great opportunity and the children enjoy it, too.”

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White House reveals refurbished cybersecurity plan BY LOLITA C. BALDOR ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP), May 13 - Companies that run critical U.S. industries such as power plants would get government incentives to make sure their systems are secure from computer-based attacks, the White House said, detailing its broad proposal to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity. The approach is similar to congressional legislation already in the works, but some criticized it Thursday as being too weak, while the business community said it preferred a voluntary program rather than government mandates. Under its proposed legislation, the White House said Thursday it would give the Department of Homeland Security the authority to work with industry to come up with ways to secure computer systems and protect against cyber threats. If a company should fail to do so, or should come up with an inadequate plan, Homeland Security would be able develop its own security framework for that firm. The proposal reflects the broad understanding that any more stringent regulatory system, such as the one that controls safety at nuclear power plants, would get little support, and business groups have been lobbying strongly for as much of a voluntary program as possible. The government should encourage the private sector to adopt security standards voluntarily and ``avoid a one-size-fits-all, mandated approach to cybersecurity,'' said Phil Bond, president of TechAmerica, which represents about 1,200 companies. Other critics say the White House approach has little teeth. “The administration's proposal shows no sense of urgency,” said Stewart Baker, a former senior Homeland Security official. “It tells even critical industries on which our lives and society depend that they will have years before anyone from government begins to evaluate their security measures.” Under the administration's proposal, an independent group would evaluate the security plans. The DHS could use that evaluation as it makes purchasing decisions, thus potentially rewarding companies who take strong measures to secure their networks from intrusions. The threat is diverse, ranging from computer hackers going after banking and financial accounts to terrorists or other nations breaching government networks to steal sensitive data or sabotage critical systems like the electricity grid, nuclear plants or Wall Street. Federal computer networks are being scanned and attacked millions of times a day, and U.S. officials warn that hackers have begun targeting power plants and other

critical operations to either bring them down or take them over. A glaring example was the Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran's nuclear program last year, including the infection of laptops at Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant. Several committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate have been working on cybersecurity legislation for the past two years, while waiting for the administration to weigh in with its proposal. The process has been difficult, as industry leaders, privacy advocates and security experts wrangled over how to protect the U.S. from cyberattacks without infringing on business practices or civil liberties. Crucial lawmakers involved in drafting Senate and House versions of the cybersecurity bill praised the White House plan, while noting that Congress and the White House are sharply divided over at least one issue. House and Senate lawmakers want the White House cyber coordinator to be subject to Senate confirmation. The White House has opposed that idea. The White House proposal also requires companies to tell their customers when their personal information has been compromised. And it lays out guidelines for federal agencies to continuously monitor and protect their systems, insisting that they have a better understanding of who is on their networks, what they are doing and whether any data is being stolen or manipulated. Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, in a related move on Thursday, pushed the Securities and Exchange Commission to clarify that companies should disclose information about cybersecurity lapses. In a letter to the SEC, he said a 2009 survey suggested that nearly 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies do not reveal privacy or data breaches. Such information, he said in the letter signed by four other Democratic senators, would be valuable for investors, analysts and credit rating agencies. Rockefeller, who is chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, is working with his panel and leaders of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, to finish draft cybersecurity legislation. The effort is being coordinated by Sen. Harry Reid, leader of the chamber's Democratic majority. The administration plan also lays out guidelines for federal agencies to monitor and protect their systems continuously, insisting that they have a better understanding of who is on their networks, what they are doing and whether any data is being stolen or manipulated. Officials said Thursday that the proposal calls for strong protections for individuals' privacy and civil liberties. And it also sets out expanded criminal penalties for cyber crimes.

AP WIRE SERVICE ARCADIA, Calif. (AP), May 13 - About 98,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest that burned in the largest fire in Los Angeles County will reopen next week after months of restoration. Campgrounds, picnic areas and more than 100 miles of hiking trails in the huge forest in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles will welcome visitors Monday in time for the Memorial Day weekend, according to a U.S. Forest Service statement. The entire 36,000-acre San Gabriel Wilderness Area and a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail also will be reopened. The wildfire in August 2009 was an arson blaze burned across more than 161,000 acres of land, destroyed 89 homes and killed two firefighters when their fire truck tumbled off a road as flames closed in. It was not fully contained until midOctober. Subsequent rainstorms unleashed debris flows from denuded slopes that damaged or destroyed some foothill homes, while forcing repeated evacuations. No one has been charged with setting the fire. Volunteers and Forest Service workers removed weeds, planted trees and restored trails in the wake of the blaze. Thousands of acres, mainly in Big Tujunga Canyon, however, will remain closed. A multimillion-dollar effort to plant millions of trees and restore that area is under way. The areas being reopened include: Indian Canyon Trailhead. Charlton Flat Picnic Area. Gould Mesa Campground. Bear Canyon Trail. Paul Little Picnic Area. Mill Creek Summit Picnic Area. Silver Moccasin Trail. Nature's Canteen Trail. Sunset Ridge Trail.

San Diego reaches deal to cut pension liabilities AP WIRE SERVICE SAN DIEGO (AP), May 06 San Diego's City Council has approved a deal with major labor unions that they mayor says will dramatically narrow its shortfall to pay lifetime health care for retired city workers. Mayor Jerry Sanders says the

tentative agreement announced Friday will immediately shave $323 million from unfunded retiree health care liabilities of $1.13 billion. Workers would be required for the first time to contribute part of their paychecks toward the benefit beginning in April 2012.

The council approved the agreement on a 6-2 vote in closed session. The two dissenters - Carl DeMaio and Lorie Zapf - say it doesn't go far enough to reduce costs. San Diego's finances have come under heavy pressure over pension benefits granted to workers in 1996 and 2002.


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San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages AP WIRE SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO (AP), May 11 - “Let your fingers do the walking” could be replaced with “let your finger do the clicking” in San Francisco. It's poised to become the first U.S. city to restrict delivery of Yellow Pages business directories. The Board of Supervisors cast a 10-1 first vote on Tuesday to ban unrequested home and business delivery of the hefty telephone directories. There will be a second reading and final vote next week. The idea is to protect the environment, fight neighborhood blight and help the economy. And advocates say the Internet makes the directories unnecessary. The Los Angeles Times reports nearly 1.6 million Yellow Pages directories are dropped on San Francisco doorsteps each year. The city says they generate 7 million pounds of paper waste and clog recycling equipment, leading to costly repairs. --Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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Senate Democrat: Oil doesn't need US tax breaks BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP), May 13 - Senate Democrats vigorously challenged leading oil industry executives to justify generous U.S. tax breaks at a time when Americans are paying $4 a gallon (almost $1 a liter) for gas. The chief executives of the five largest private oil companies sat Thursday before the Senate Finance Committee, watching as Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, played a video of a 2005 congressional hearing in which oil company executives said they did not need generous tax breaks because oil was selling at $55 a barrel. As the hearing commenced, the price per barrel hovered just below $100. ``You all said you didn't need them in 2005,'' Wyden said.``You seem to be telling a different story today.'' Chevron Corp. chairman and chief executive John Watson said the companies do not want special tax benefits - just the benefits that other industries get. But what the oil company chiefs had to say was not the goal for majority Democrats eager to demonstrate before the 2012 election that they stand with consumers against oil companies recording large prof-

its with the help of billions of dollars in tax breaks. Flog-the-Chief Executive is a favored tactic of whichever party is in charge in Congress during a crisis - a reality well known to the powerful chiefs of Big Tobacco, automakers and Wall Street. Big Oil seems a particularly inviting target for Democrats seeking to defend their Senate majority in next year's elections. Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Republican, did not mince words on his opinion of a televised hearing that majority Democrats organized, displaying a large portrait of a dog sitting on a pony. In American slang, a dog and pony show is an elaborately staged event ``All this hearing is about is providing a justification for tax increases,'' Hatch said. ``For the president and some of my colleagues,'' he said, ``the answer is alway raise taxes. Government spends too much? Raise some taxes. Health care too expensive? Raise some taxes. Gas prices too expensive? I've got it . . . Let's raise some taxes.'' Democrats shot back that allowing a hugely profitable industry to continue taking billions of dollars in tax breaks is as credible as the notion of a unicorn galloping into the hearing room. Sen. Robert Menendez, a De-

mocrat and the author of a bill that would repeal the tax breaks for the companies testifying Thursday, demanded an apology from ConocoPhillips chief executive James Mulva for a press release from the company that said in the headline that the tax cut proposals were ``un-American.'' Mulva refused, saying that no personal offense was intended. ``Our industry and company are already taxed heavily compared to other industries in the United States,'' Mulva said. Thursday's marquee hearing featured the chief excutives of Shell Oil Co., ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, BP America and Chevron Corp., five companies that booked profits totaling $36 billion during the first quarter. The Democrats say that with profits that high, the big oil companies wouldn't miss tax breaks that average $2 billion a year. ``My guess is you will be able to protect yourselves. ...You're used to prevailing,'' said Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat. Oil companies, he added, are ``deeply and profoundly committed to sharing nothing.'' Gasoline prices are above $4 a gallon in much of the country, a high price for American. The national average is about $3.96 a gallon ($.99 a liter) for regular

unleaded, up from $2.90 a gallon ($0.72 a liter) a year ago, according to an automobile group. The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service concluded that eliminating the tax breaks would be unlikely to result in higher gasoline prices, which are influenced by a host of factors. The report, released Wednesday, said eliminating the tax breaks would raise about $1.2 billion in 2012. By comparison, the five oil companies had combined revenues of $1.5 trillion, and profits of more than $76 billion, in 2010, the report said. Menendez' bill would prohibit the five oil companies from taking a tax deduction originally aimed at boosting domestic manufacturing. The bill would also eliminate a tax break that allows oil companies to reduce their American taxes by deducting royalties paid to foreign governments. Republicans, who now control the House and have enough votes to block legislation in the Senate, oppose tax increases. They are joined on this issue by a handful of Democrats, mainly from oil-producing states. Seven Senate Democrats joined with Republicans to defeat a tax proposal similar to Obama's in February. ---Associated Press Writer Laurie Kellman contributed to this report.

P&G sees less-fearful consumers BY DAN SEWELL AP BUSINESS WRITER CINCINNATI (AP), May 12 Procter & Gamble sees less-fearful consumers choosing its big brands over store brands while higherpriced new products that pledge to do more are also selling well. Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller pointed Thursday to those signs of improvement from the recession at a Goldman Sachs

analysts session in New York. But Moeller cautioned that developed markets such as the United States and western Europe continue to be sluggish. ``We're seeing consumers across all price tiers continuing to have a strong preference for branded products, which wasn't necessarily the case in the depths of the recession,'' said Moeller, adding that P&G is seeing market share gains against private-label products.

He said Crest 3D White toothpaste, Gillette Fusion ProGlide razors and new Old Spice men's toiletries have had strong sales. ``Some of the faster-moving items in our portfolio are these premium-priced items that we're launching with strong innovation behind them,'' Moeller said. P&G has said it is raising prices on products including Pampers diapers, Iams pet food and Head & Shoulders shampoo, with

most increases planned for this summer. Moeller said lower-tier consumers aren't as scared as during the recession, but P&G is keeping prices down on some brands such as Luvs diapers, which are priced below Pampers. ``They're not looking over the cliff into oblivion,'' he said of the consumers. ``The level of fear is much different.'' P&G's third-quarter earnings reported two weeks ago were just

below Wall Street estimates. Jumping commodity and energy costs have led to price increases. Moeller said the company is focusing on increasing productivity and cutting costs, such as rolling out compacted laundry detergents that take less packaging and use less energy to transport. P&G shares were up 51 cents to $66.43 in midday trading. They have traded from $58.92 to $66.95 in the past year.


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chool reform has become an urgent national issue which must be discussed at our local level, which is why the Fremont Education Foundation (FEF), the City of Fremont’s Human Relations Commission (HRC) and the Fremont Unified District Teachers Association (FUDTA) have joined together to bring “Race to Nowhere” to Fremont on Saturday, May 21 for two screenings at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Unlike other education documentaries, “Race to Nowhere” is the only film that shows what is actually happening to our kids as a result of current national policies and practices obsessed with testing, performance and competition rather than meaningful teaching and learning. “Race to Nowhere” finally gives voice to those on the front lines who are most affected by education policies -- the students and teachers themselves. “Race to Nowhere” also is the only film to spotlight the intersection between health and education. “Race to Nowhere” invites all stakeholders to come together to find workable solutions.

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Filmmaker Vicki Abeles shares, “As a mother, I experienced the stress firsthand and realized that no one was talking about it. I felt compelled to speak out about this crisis by making a film and giving voice to the students, teachers, and parents. I wanted to expose a deeper truth about our education system. We are graduating a generation of robo-students, unable to think and work independently, creatively and collaboratively.” “After viewing this film, I was compelled to find a way for more Fremontonians to share in this powerful experience and have meaningful conversations with the students, parents, grandparents, teachers, business leaders, civic leaders throughout the City to find ways help our children lead healthier lives. Our lives are not only measured by our accomplishments but our journeys and happiness. When do we let our children today make mistakes?” -Lara York, Board Member Fremont Education Foundation and Fremont Unified School District. “FUDTA is pleased to be sponsoring these screenings so that all funds raised will go directly to supporting children through the Fremont Education Foundation. We invite all FUDTA members to explore these issues, together with the

community, to share our experiences and hear those of others.” -Brannin Dorsey, President of the Fremont Unified District Teachers Association. “The health and well-being of our children is fundamental for our communities to thrive; it is a top priority for our society’s future. We cannot pass the buck and say this is a problem for the schools to solve. The solution must come from the entire community joining together to forge true reforms to ensure that our children have every opportunity to be healthy, inspired and contributing members of our communities.” -- Debra Watanuki, Commissioner Human Relations Commission. “Race to Nowhere” is a call to action to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens. After seeing the film, your views on education and childhood will forever be changed. The film empowers everyone to get involved and take ownership of what’s happening in our schools and communities. “Race to Nowhere” documentary screening Saturday, May 21 Washington West, Anderson Auditorium 2 p.m. screening, followed by a discussion 7 p.m. screening, followed by a panel discussion Doors open 30 minutes before the film. Purchase tickets online at: www.racetonowhere.com $10 in advance/$15 at the door Seating is limited.

Departing? Embarking? Saddling Up? Just got back? We're looking for good writers to share their travel experiences with our readership. If you're interested, email me and let's "talk." denny@tricityvoice.com Denny Stein, Travel Editor

BY PATSY LEDBETTER pring has arrived and so have romance and nostalgia at the Douglas Morrison Theater in Hayward with the musical, "Rogers & Hart: A Celebration." Director Michael Ryken is thrilled about this exciting en-

While there's not a plot, the show isn't a concert or a cabaret. There will be a definite theatricality to the production, lots of movement and some dance, beautiful costumes designed by Richard Battle, and a very fun set designed by George Ledo. The stage lighting will be crafted by Matthew Royce. Ryken ex-

tor is Kevin Ledbetter. Ledbetter is looking forward to working with an amazingly talented jazz combo including drums, bass, piano and woodwinds. He adds, "This is timeless music that will lift the hearts of the entire audience." This rousing pastiche is a true celebration of the prolific

deavor. He says, "As the title states, it is a celebration of the work of an amazing musical partnership - Richard Rodgers music and Lorenz Hart's lyrics. We've structured the show such that songs flow freely from one to the other, and that each of the six members of the ensemble cast get a nice variety of songs to perform. The audience will certainly recognize many of the songs, but I'm certain that there will be some delightful new surprises for people as well.”

plains, “Most importantly for me we will provide some context for each of these wonderful musical gems. At the end of the day, the star of the show is truly the music. I'm confident that folks will leave the theater smiling and humming these memorable tunes, hopefully having been thoroughly entertained." Rogers & Hart were a very prolific writing team from 1925-1943. Their songs are adored by many theater and music lovers. The vocal director is Sierra Dee and the band direc-

team of Rodgers & Hart, with its wit, freshness and intelligence

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Rogers & Hart: A Celebration May 20-June 12 Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Douglas Morrison Theater 22311 N. Third St. Hayward (510) 881-6777 www.dmtonline.org Tickets: Adults-$28, Seniors$25; Students and children-$20


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Tri-City Stargazer MAY 18 – MAY 24, 2011 BY VIVIAN CAROL For All Signs: The planets Venus and Mars will be conjoined on May 18. Venus, the ancient goddess of love and art, carries broad feminine and romantic symbolism. Mars is the warrior god and prevails over masculine territory. The symbolism suggests the conclusion of one relationship and the beginning of another. Alternatively the conjunction speaks of the beginning and ending of episodes or cycles within a single, ongoing relationship. The current cycle began in May of 2009. This conjunction marks the beginning of a fresh cycle that will last 23 months. Take advantage of this opportunity to repair rifts and achieve positive closures. Note new beginnings in all relationships, whether romantic, platonic, or business. Aries (Mar 20—Apr 19): Issues concerning partnerships and spending resources are front and center at this time. You may be discussing how to utilize joint resources or the best spending/saving strategy. In some way this marks the closure of one cycle and the beginning of the next in your relationship. Taurus (Apr 21 – May 20): This month's Venus/Mars alignment brings you face to face with your identity versus your relationship. You must consciously evaluate how you will manage to meet personal needs and yet remain connected to the “other” in your life. This is a 22-month project, so it doesn’t have to be done overnight. Gemini the Twins (May 21— June 20): It is time to dig deeply into yourself so you can be as honest as possible in important relationships, including the self. Speak from your heart and do not allow your ego, which wants only to look good, to take your words or thoughts hostage. Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 20): The tide for you has been extraverted for a few weeks. Now you may be finding yourself irritable with people. Give yourself a rest. The Crabs must have good “shell” time in order to be at their best in the world. Whatever circumstances are causing you anxiety will pass soon.

Leo (Jul 21 – Aug 20): A small cycle change this week shifts your attention to the areas of community, contacts, and broader social relationships. This is a good time to develop your network of contacts. Don’t allow a disappointment to darken your attitude. It is temporary. You may become more involved with other people's children for a few weeks. Virgo (Aug 21 – Sep 20): There is considerable thought and activity in your 9th solar house. You may be traveling, or making plans to travel at a later time. You may be thinking about educational needs and planning classes. You might be taking legal action. Some will be in contact with the publishing industry. Libra (Sep 21 – Oct 20): You may be feeling pressured and impatient this week. It seems that you have concerns on the topic of debt and/or investments. A partner or your inner self is encouraging you to invest. You feel the need to act, but Saturn in your sign is telling you to slow down and don’t take risks. Paying off debt is the better option. Delay risk. Scorpio (Oct 21 – Nov 20): You may be in the midst of a “new deal” related to partnership and clientele. Perhaps you feel you need to raise your fee or price if you are selling something. Or

maybe you are ready to make a new statement about who you are in your relationship. The topic at hand is undergirded with the subject of resources, how to share and how to spend. Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 20): Daily requirements and little details are nibbling away at your energy like a pack of ducks. What you have on your menu is tedious and somewhat irritating, but this cycle will move on and things improve soon. You need to refocus your attention on good exercise and diet. High level endorphins will improve your attitude. Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 20): At last! Some of the heaviness you have been experiencing is lifting. You are ready to give time and attention to fun, play, romance, and enjoying your children. Creativity is increasing. It would be really good for you to color or paint, just to give that left worrying brain a total breather. Aquarius (Jan 21 – Feb 20): You have multiple demands, some of which are coming from the inside of yourself. You may be faced with a challenge of “guilt” versus anger. If you do what you are pressured from the outside to do, you won’t feel guilty, but you will feel anger. If you don’t do what is expected, then you will likely feel “guilt” of the neurotic type. This time is brief.

Pisces (Feb 21 – Mar 20): You may have had a sense of not feeling quite well since early April. Your body has made a shift and is no longer able to tolerate a variety of chemicals that are common in your life. Take a good look at your habits and seek information. This

is a good time to pursue information that may heal you emotionally or physically.

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The Mission Peak Fly Anglers association was founded in 1976 and currently has approximately 65 members. They occasionally organize fishing trips to rivers and lakes throughout the state and help promote the sport whenever possible in the community. Membership is open to anyone by attending one of their meetings held at the Silliman Center in Newark every fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. A single membership is good for an entire family household for $40 a year, and is just $20 for anyone who becomes a member at Saturday’s event. Early in each school year, the group sponsors what they call “Trout in the Classroom,” where they put trout eggs into local elementary classroom aquariums. For six weeks they monitor the eggs, as well as educate students on the cycle of life using power point presentations and films. Once the fish hatch and reach release age, they are taken to Quarry Lakes to live in their natural habitat. It's a great experience for the children. The allure of fly fishing, according to Lewis, is the chance to enjoy nature which normally can't be done with regular bait fishing. Wading in the water, climbing over boulders and logs to find the perfect spot in a highly scenic area -- there's just nothing like it. “And most of us prefer the catch and release aspect,” adds Lewis, which is ideal for those individuals who have always had an inkling for the sport of fishing, but don't like the idea of killing fish. Bottom line: “If you have any kind of stressful job, take the time and go fly fishing for just a weekend. In that little time, you will see that all the stresses in your life will simply fade away,” says Lewis.

Fly fishing evokes images of a peaceful wilderness environment, tall redwoods casting their shadow with the setting sun, an eagle high above dancing in the currents of mountain winds, deer grazing in a distant meadow, and you, wading in the calm waters of a majestic river casting your line and cares farther away with each whip of the wrist. Sounds nice, you think. But I've never been fly fishing or even know how. Well, Saturday, May 21 will be your day to learn. Mission Peak Fly Anglers (MPFA), in cooperation with the Northern California Counsel Federation of Fly Fishers, will be hosting an indoor/outdoor “Introduction to Fly Fishing” event at the Niles Banquet Hall in Fremont. For just $10 (children 12 and under are free), eager beginners as well as experienced fly fishers will get to interact and acquire tips directly from various professionals. A water-filled blue tarp will be laid outside for people to learn the art of fly casting. “There's a certain science to it,” says MPFA President Dean Lewis. “It requires a little more skill than regular bait fishing, because you have to think about how to imitate something that naturally occurs in the water to entice the fish to bite.” The pros will be on hand to teach all the steps required to maximize each person’s skills. About half a dozen fly tiers will be set up inside the hall providing step-by-step instruction on tying your own fly lures. Each instructor will be tying a different type of lure, so people are encouraged to rotate through all of them. Materials will be provided and finished lures will be free to take home. Also inside, typical fly fishing equipment will be displayed for those who have questions on what they would need to buy when taking up the sport. Lewis says, “Fly fishing is like any other hobby. You can do it fairly inexpensively, or spend a pretty penny like most professionals do.” From rods, lines, gear, boots, and essentials, someone will be available to explain each item and answer questions.

SUBMITTED BY DIANE DANIEL Jake Fuchs, English professor emeritus, will return to the Cal State East Bay campus to read from his new, semi-autobiographical tale, “Conrad in Beverly Hills.” He will be a guest of the English Department’s Distinguished Writers Series. The free program will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. in the Biella Room of the University Library, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard in Hayward. Books will be available for purchase and there will be an opportunity to have them signed. “Conrad,” created over the past decade, blends serious and not-so-series incidents as a college professor revisits his Beverly Hills home and attempts reconciliation

An Introduction to Fly Fishing Saturday, May 21 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Niles Banquet Hall 37270 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 792-8291 www.missionpeakflyanglers.org Cost: $10 (free for ages 12 and under)

with his temperamental, screenwriter father. On campus, Fuchs, who holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Irvine, was known for his expertise in 18th Century British Literature, and for chairing the department and serving as an associate dean. After retiring in 2005, he turned to fiction, writing the mysteries “Death of a Dad,” and “Death of a Prof,” as well as several short stories. Stephen Gutierrez, professor of English, fiction writer, and event organizer, said of his colleague and friend, "Jake writes with compassion and humor of growing up in Beverly Hills, lonely among the palm trees, through his winsome alter-ego, Conrad Keppler. He gets to you." This is the fourth presentation by the Distinguished Writers Series this academic year. Poet For-

rest Hamer and the winners of this year’s DeClercq Poetry Contest read in April, Anita Amirrezvani, an Iranian-American novelist, read in March, and poet Chad Sweeney opened the series in November. CSUEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please notify event sponsor in advance at (510) 885-3151 if accommodation is needed. Campus parking is $2 per hour at meters, or $10 per day, per vehicle – payable at kiosk machines that take dollars and quarters. Conrad in Beverly Hills Wednesday, May 18 7 p.m. Cal State Univ Library 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward (510) 885-3151


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BY JULIE GRABOWSKI About 60 members of the Eden Garden Club have been sharing the mantle with Mother Nature, nurturing and raising a beautiful collection of plants for their annual fundraising plant sale. Over 500 plants will be available, grown from various methods such as root cutting, plant division, and branch cuttings. The plants are drought tolerant and decorative, ranging in price from $1 to $5 including a wide variety of succulents, which event chair Deirdre Lasher calls the “in plant,” as well as geraniums, day lilies, irises, flowering sage, miniature agapanthus, and many other sun and shade plants. Specially priced items such as fancy succulent “dish gardens” and hand-made garden related objects such as “humming bird houses” and decorated paver stones will also be for sale. Lasher is contributing 150 of her own potted plants, some of which have been rooting since last summer. She says she deliberately chooses easy to grow plants. While care of some specimens might be a little more involved, each plant has a label indicating its needs for best growth. “We want our plants to be successful with people,” Lasher says. The Eden Garden Club was established in the 1950s and is comprised of about 80-90 members from Castro Valley,

Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and other nearby communities. The plant sale is one of the club’s two major fundraisers, the other a rummage sale held in October. In addition to enjoying each other’s company and pursuing a common interest, the club is a service organization whose fundraisers help support charitable activities. They have donated funds to Sulphur Creek Nature Center, Coyote Hills, the nature projects of Hayward Area Recreational District, and conservations projects such as Save the Bay. They also collect funds for the Penny Pines Reforestation Program, dedicated to renewing national forest land in California devastated by fire, insect infestation, or disease. The club even has a hand in raising the next generation of gardeners by providing grants to local schools to assist garden projects. Schools use gardens to teach science curriculum and for after school projects. Whether the need is for plants or pots, the Eden Garden Club helps provide what students need to foster an understanding, appreciation, and love of the plant world. So why should people come out to the plant sale instead of visiting their local nursery or chain store garden center? “It’s definitely more fun!” laughs Lasher. “It’s a festive occasion and there are knowledgeable people to answer your questions.” A half dozen of their number are Master Gardeners, a title achieved by taking training courses through the University of California Alameda County Master Gardeners. Lasher says visitors are welcome to bring their questions along with them, and even their ailing plants. Another draw, according to Lasher, is that their plants cost less than those in the nurseries and are in better shape. They are ready and waiting for planting, with some already in bloom. And if more incentive is needed, in addition to offering eye pleasing greenery, the club will also tantalize the taste buds with home baked goods for sale. From common garden plants to more exotic options, the Eden Garden Club plant sale is your best bet to create a beautiful summer garden. For more information on the plant sale or the Eden Garden Club, contact club president Martha Maxson at (510) 538-1431. Eden Garden Club Plant Sale Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 3785 Somerset Avenue, Castro Valley (510) 538-1431 www.edengardenclub.com

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Theatre Review BY MONA SHAH The rhythmic sound of high heels clicking beckons. Celebrate Latino culture through dance with Ballet Folklórico de James Logan High School in their 21st year as the troupe presents a full length performance with dances of Mexico.

El Ballet Folklórico de James Logan High School was first established in 1990 by guidance counselor, Jaime Huertas. It started when a group of students expressed interest in learning a few dances to perform at the annual Cinco de Mayo Assembly. However, over the years the dance group has evolved into a performing company, similar to many community based Folklórico dance companies. Huertas explains, “Last year we inaugurated the Performing Arts Theater at Logan with the first full length production. It was so successful with a sell out show and with many more people trying to get tickets that we decided to make the event an annual showcase, and this year we will have two days instead of one.” This year, the dancers will be debuting a Folkloric dance from

the Island of Puerto Rico. “My eventual goal is to add a suite of Puerto Rican Folklórico dances and I hope this one dance will have the audience asking for more in future productions,” adds Huertas. Over 40 dancers will participate in the annual end of the year show, with special guests

“The Ballet Folklórico of The Our Lady of the Rosary Church Children's/Youth” troupe singer Crystal Rosas and Salvador Vásquez. For tickets and information, contact James Logan High School at (510) 471-2520?60124 or Jhuertas@nhusd.k12.ca.us. Ballet Folklórico Saturday, May 21 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22 2:00 p.m. James Logan High School Center of the Performing Arts 1800 H St, Union City (510) 471-2520 ext 60124 www.balletfolkloricojlhs.org Tickets: Adults $15, Students $12, Children (12 and under) $10

BY VIDYA PRADHAN A theatrical family, unexpected bourgeois guests, and a weekend at a creaky manor in the English countryside – ingredients for a classic Noel Coward farce. Broadway West brings us a revival of Hay Fever, a comedy of manners from the talented composer, actor, and director. The Blisses are an eccentric, artistic family living in the suburbs of London after the retirement of Judith Bliss, a stage diva with dreams of making a comeback. One memorable weekend each member of this oddball family invites a guest to stay over without the knowledge of the others, leading to a merry game of revolving doors and rotating relationships. In 1921, Coward befriended the playwright Hartley Manners and his wife, the eccentric actress Laurette Taylor. Their theatrical lifestyle inspired him to write Hay Fever, which is said to have been completed in just three days. The talented ensemble of Broadway West plays Hay Fever as high farce, adopting plummy British accents and taking every opportunity to ham it up. Without a well-defined plot or opportunities for drama, the play depends on the ability of the cast to deliver the witty lines well, and they do so with flair and panache. Shareen Merriam plays Judith Bliss with arch coquetry; she has the advantage of the best lines. Lucy Littlewood, as Judith Bliss’ temperamental daughter Sorel,

brings shades of Margot from Broadway West’s earlier prodiuction Dial M for Murder; her marvelous ability to throw her

The play is a welcome addition to Broadway West’s diverse offerings in its 15th year. The little theater that could continues

voice feels more suited to larger venues. Special mention must be made of Celestial Tranquility, who plays Jackie Coryton, one of the bemused guests; her restrained performance provides the perfect foil to the over-thetop performances of the Blisses. Hay Fever is co-directed by Mary Galde and Todd Wright; the latter doubles up as a cast member and slips comfortably into the role of Richard Greathem, the mild-mannered diplomat who finds himself bewildered and overwhelmed by the madcap antics of his hosts. The opening night audience found much to enjoy in the fluffy period piece; laughter often drowned out the lines, forcing the actors to improvise.

to entertain its devoted patrons, and has begun attracting the notice of younger theater lovers happy to discover Fremont’s hidden gem. Hayfever May 13 - June 11 Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. Broadway West Theatre 4000 Bay St., Fremont (510) 683-9218 Ticket Prices: $23 Adults $18 Seniors/Students/TBA (no Senior/Student discount on Opening Night and Sundays) $15 Thursdays Doors and box office open at 7:30 pm.


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ith a thrilling program showcasing Tango Nuevo, a musical style that combines elements of classical, jazz and the tango music of Argentina, Music at the Mission presents

“Viva Tango.” Featuring Quinteto Quilombo, including renowned bandoneon player Seth Asarnow, the program will explore the intersections of composer and Tango Nuevo creator Astor Piazzolla with classical music and will culminate in a set of his tangos and milongas performed in their original instrumentation. Weaving together the varied musical styles that form Tango Nuevo will be Founding Director for Music at the Mission, Aileen Chanco on piano, and bassist Bill Everett, Co-Artistic Director of Music at the Mission, joined by Seth Asarnow, bandoneon; and Steve Huber, violin, and Paul Binkley on guitar. Focusing mainly on works written by Piazzolla and played by Quinteto Quilombo, the program also includes a piece for solo piano by Alberto Ginastera, with whom Piazzolla studied in the 1940s. Music at the Mission restores the luster of Mission San Jose’s early 19th century reputation as an active center for musical performance by presenting a vibrant mix of contemporary and historic music in the

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intimate acoustics of the Mission. Chanco encourages the region’s top performers to come together in a celebratory atmosphere of music making and exploration of chamber music. This latest program of spicy music melds together different time periods and musical

genres, making this an unforgettable evening with a distinctly Argentine flavor. One performance will be given at 8 p.m. at Old Mission San Jose, with a 7:15 p.m. pre-concert lecture and a “Meet the Artists” reception post-concert. For more information, please visit www.musicatmsj.org. Tickets are priced at $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors when purchased at the door. Online tickets are $28.50 general admission and $23 for students and seniors at http://www.artsopolis.com/event/detail/440950671/Viva_Tango_Concert. Viva Tango Saturday, May 21 8 p.m. Meet the Artists reception 7:15 p.m. Old Mission San Jose 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont www.musicatmsj.org Tickets (at door) $25 for general admission; $20 for students and seniors

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ith the days getting longer and warmer, now is the perfect time to capture a stunning sunset with fellow photo artists. Fremont Art Association’s Digital Photography Group (FAA-DPG) is leading a light threemile walk. That starts on a short hill, and proceeds on wide dirt trails. This photo outing is led by award-winning photographer, Ralph CookseyTalbott. Meet at the FAA Gallery at 3 p.m. and proceed as a group to Garin Regional Park’s parking lot at the east end of May Road off Mission at the Dry Creek apartment complex and Whipple Road. There is no kiosk but there may be a fee collection box for parking. Begin the walk by 3:30 p.m.

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and be on the trail by 4 p.m. Photograph the area utilizing the late afternoon light until sunset. Wear walking shoes and bring a hat, water, coat, snacks, camera, batteries, memory, lens hood, polarizer, tripod (optional) and lens kit. For questions, call Cooksey at (510) 742-0548. For details, visit www.faadpg.ning.com. Participants are required to sign a Release of Liability. Sunset Photo Walk Saturday, May 21 3 p.m. until sunset Fremont Art Association Gallery 376549 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 792-0905 www.FremontArtAssociation.org Free

Taking teams now for FNYB Memorial day baseball tournament 8U, 10U and 12U. Go to FNYB.net for registration or call Bob @ 510-364-1019


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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, May 17

Wednesday, May 18

Friday, May 20

Dinosaurs and Mammoths

One Book, One Community

Science for Youth Lecture

7 - 8 p.m.

Noon - 4 p.m.

4 - 5 p.m.

Presented by Math Science Nucleus

Discussion of Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman

Earthquakes

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1421 Tuesday, May 17

Health Insurance Options

10 a.m. - Noon What you need to know

Washington Hospital Conrad E. Anderson Auditorium, Rm B 2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont (800) 770-944

Christ The King Church 1301 Mowry Ave., Fremont (510) 797-3724

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1421

Thursday, May 19

Thursdays - Sundays, May 20 - Jun 12

Plan Bay Area: Alameda County R

Rodgers & Hart: A Celebration $

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

8 p.m. 2 p.m. (Sundays)

Provide input on Bay Area growth

David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley (510) 817-5831

Highlighting Rodgers & Hart story through songs

Tuesday, May 17

Thursday, May 19

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

1950’s Sock Hop for Seniors $

Science Alliance Evening and Roundtable Discussion

Saturday, May 21

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Asian American Heritage Festival

1 – 4 p.m. Tunes played by the Canyon Band

Silliman Activity Center Gym 6800 Mowry Ave., Newark (510) 578-48400 Tuesday, May 17

Consumer Fraud

1:30 p.m. Scams targeting seniors

Newark Branch Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave., Newark (510) 795-2627 Wednesday, May 18

Pedestrian Master Plan Public Meeting

6 p.m. Provide input to the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

City of Fremont Development Services Center, Niles Room 39550 Liberty St., Fremont (510) 494-4535 Wednesday, May 18

Finding Colleges that Fit Workshop

4:30 - 6 p.m. Workshop for teens and their parents

Union City Branch Library 34007 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 745-1464 Wednesday, May 18

Conrad in Beverly Hills $

7 p.m. Author Jake Fuchs Cal State University East Bay Library

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward (510) 885-3183

Exhibits and discussion of green technology and science

Warm Springs Elementary 47370 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont (510) 656-1611

Noon - 5 p.m. Ethnic cultural dance and music

Thursday, May 19

Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church 32975 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 784-7341

Restaurant Strategies to Help You Survive and Grow

Saturday, May 21

9 a.m. - Noon

Tea Party $R

Long-term growth and profitability

Noon - 3 p.m.

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 208-0410

Old-fashioned English tea party

Eagles Hall 21406 Foothill Blvd., Hayward (510) 584-1568

Thursday, May 19

The Curry Club

Saturday, May 21

4 - 5 p.m.

Mind and Meditation

Book talk and signing by local author Risha Krishna

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1421

Union City Branch Library 34007 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 449-1213

Free workshop on calmness of mind

Thursday, May 19

Solving Human/Wildlife Conflicts

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Keep wildlife from causing problems in home and garden

Hayward City Hall, Room 2A 777 B St., Hayward (510) 293-7200

Saturday, May 21

The Salt Marshes: Then and Now

2 - 3:30 p.m. Slide show presentation and walk to view the salt marsh

Don Edwards Visitor Center 1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont (510) 792-4275

Friday, May 20

Open Mic

7 - 9 p.m. Music, storytelling, comedy and more

Mission Coffee Roasting House 151 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 371-4859

Wednesday, May 18

Community Band $

7:30 p.m. Featuring Jerry Bilik’s American Civil War Fantasy, The Three Trumpeters by Agostini, Lada

Gaga and more Gary Soren Smith Center 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 659-6031 Wednesday, May 18

Women’s Council of Realtors Tri-Cities Chapter Luncheon $

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Learn how to avoid real estate’s legal pitfalls

Newark-Fremont Hilton Hotel 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark (510) 897-6971

www.bjtravelfremont.com

A prayer centered church of spiritually bonded friends

Unity of Fremont Sunday 10:00 AM A positive path for spiritual living

36600 Niles Blvd, Fremont

www.unityoffremont.org 510-797-5234


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Saturday, May 21

1 - 2 p.m.

http://www.artsopolis.com/event/ detail/440950671/Viva_Tango_ Concert

Discover natural world through stories, games and activities

Saturday-Sunday, May 21 - 22

Family Nature $

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Panel discussion and DVD presentation

Centerville Jr High School 37720 Fremont Blvd., Fremont (510) 794-5783

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

Eden Garden Club Plant Sale

Monday, May 23

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Sat.) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Sun.)

Turning Back the Clock to 1986

Different array of plants, baked goods and garden hand crafted objects

10 a.m.

Saturday, May 21

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Big Bear House (Club member house) 3785 Somerset Ave., Fremont

Calmness of mind, increasing energy and focus

Warm Springs Elementary 47370 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont (510) 656-1611 x41522

Saturday, May 21

Mind and Meditation

Newark Branch Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave., Newark (510) 449-1213 Saturday, May 21

Improv Comedy Show $

8 p.m. Actors make up stories and songs on the spot!

Made Up Theatre 3392 Seldon Ct., Fremont www.MadeUpTheatre.com

Ohlone College Chamber Singers $

Monday, May 23

8 p.m.

9:15 a.m.

Expressing a universal theme of living in peace and harmony

Guest speaker and installation of officers

Gary Soren Smith Center 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 659-6031 Saturday, May 21

Newark Symphonic Winds

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Newark Memorial High School Theatre

Saturday, May 21

Ask the Doctor

39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 552-7186

2 - 5 p.m. Concerns on health related issues

Sunday, May 22

Fremont Natural Foods 5180 Mowry Ave., Fremont (510) 792-0162

A Taste of the Refuge

Saturday, May 21

Shalom, Salaam, Peace $

Delectable Pancakes $

Bon Appetit! or How to Bake a Chocolate Cake $

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

5 p.m.

Saturday, May 21

Endangered Species Day Art Reception & Walk

Sunday, May 22

1 - 3 p.m.

Bay Area History Hike

View artwork by K-6, learn about the endangered species

1 - 2:30 p.m. Walk through historical areas and learn about the Bay Area's past

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward (510) 670-7270 Monday, May 23

Fremont Firefighters Charity Golf Tournament $R

10 a.m. Fundraiser for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Sunol Valley Golf Club 6900 Mission Rd., Sunol http://golf.firehero.org/ca/fremont/

Holy Spirit Festival

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, May 23

Food booths, live entertainment, casino and sports game

Bullying and its Effects

Gateway to the Salt Marsh Exhibit

10 a.m. - Noon History of the Interpretive Center

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward (510) 670-7270 Saturday, May 21

Viva Tango $

7:15 p.m. Elements of classical, jazz and tango music of Argentina

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

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

Bollywood Dance Workshop Learn simple dance moves for all ages

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

Exhibits

and

Fun, food, wine and music

Mission Coffee Roasting House 151 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 371-4859

Saturday, May 21

Danceable Dixieland music

7 p.m.

Sunday, May 22

Fremont Holy Spirit Church 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont (510) 797-1660

7 - 9 p.m.

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

Take a relaxing ride on Ardenwood's railroad

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Fremont Main Library Fukaya Room A 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 574-2063

Wednesday, May 25

11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Washington West Anderson Auditorium 2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont (800) 448-5433

Q&A on "Hot, Flat and Crowded", by Thomas Friedman

Farm-fresh pancakes on their woodburning stove

Rail Adventure $

Screening, followed by a panel discussion

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Mission Gold Jazz Band

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

2 & 7 p.m.

One Book, One Community Book Discussion

Don Edwards Visitor Center 1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont (510) 792-4275

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

Race to Nowhere Documentary $

Monday, May 24

Wednesday, May 25

Sunday, May 22

Saturday, May 21

Alden Lane Nursery 981 Alden Ln., Livermore (510) 538-1431

Discover which plants are edible

Featuring choral music in Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, and English

Don Edwards Visitor Center 1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont (510) 792-4275

Eden Garden Club Meeting

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

Saturday, May 21

Time capsule opening, from 25 years ago

7 p.m.

Sundays Saturdays, through May 31

Artwork on Display

Library Hours SoulfulArt by artist Brenda Price

Milpitas Library 160 North Main St., Milpitas (408) 262-1171 Tuesdays, through Jun 7

Union City Parent Project $R

6:15 - 9:15 p.m. For parents of kids 10 years and older

Location to be announced (510) 675-5217 www.parentproject.com Through May 27

Open Event Art Exhibit

Cinema Place Gallery 1061 'B' Street, Hayward Gallery Hours: Wednesdays: Noon to 4 p.m. Thurs., Fri., Sat.: Noon to 9 p.m. Sundays: Noon to 4 p.m. (510) 538-2787 www.haywardarts.org


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2011 Graduation Ceremonies It’s time for pomp and circumstance! Summertime means graduation for many high school and college students. Seniors are moving on to universities, community colleges, and jobs. Local schools/colleges will hold graduation ceremonies as follows: FREMONT: American High School Tuesday, June 14 7 p.m. Tak Fudenna Stadium 38442 Fremont Blvd. California School for the Deaf Friday, June 10 3 p.m. Large Gym 39350 Gallaudet Drive Fremont Christian School Saturday, June 11 10 a.m. Sanctuary 4760 Thornton Irvington High School Tuesday, June 14 4 p.m. Tak Fudenna Stadium 38442 Fremont Blvd.

Kennedy High School Wednesday, June 15 7 p.m. Tak Fudenna Stadium 38442 Fremont Blvd. Mission San Jose High School Monday, June 13 7 p.m. Tak Fudenna Stadium 38442 Fremont Blvd. Washington High School Wednesday, June 15 4 p.m. Tak Fudenna Stadium 38442 Fremont Blvd. Ohlone College Friday, May 20 7 p.m. Epler Gymnasium, Fremont Campus 43600 Mission Blvd. HAYWARD: Conley-Carabello High School Wednesday, June 15 6 p.m. Ceremony at school site 541 Blanche Street Hayward High School Wednesday, June 8 6 p.m. Cal State Univ.

East Bay 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard Moreau Catholic High School Sunday, May 29 10 a.m. Paramount Theater 2025 Broadway, Oakland Tennyson High School Wednesday, June 8 6 p.m. Football field 27035 Whitman Street

College of Business and Economics (CBE) Saturday, June 11 3 p.m. (Procession begins at 2:30 p.m.) CSUEB Campus 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard

Calaveras Hills High School Friday, June 17 4 p.m. Milpitas High School’s Football field 1285 Escuela Parkway

College of Education and Allied Studies (CEAS) Sunday, June 12 2 p.m. (Procession begins at 1:30 p.m.) CSUEB Campus 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard

NEWARK: Newark Memorial High School Saturday, June 11 9 a.m. Cougar Stadium 39375 Cedar Blvd. UNION CITY:

Mt. Eden High School Tuesday, June 7 6:30 p.m. Cal State Univ. East Bay 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard California State University East Bay: College of Science Friday, June 10 6 p.m. CSUEB Campus 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Saturday, June 11 9 a.m. (Procession begins at 8:30 a.m.) CSUEB Campus 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard

SUBMITTED BY SUE ROSE Singing for your supper: arias for hors d’oeuvres and maybe some coloratura for cake. Indulge in a blended performance of comic opera and television cooking shows, where no one gets chopped and everyone has fun. Carole Klein, an accomplished singer and the principal trumpeter for the Fremont Symphony, will be accompanied by concert pianist Hélène Wickett, in an afternoon of diverting entertainment on Sunday, May 22 at Mission Coffee. Despite the serious, professional talents of the performers, their offerings fall in the amuse-bouche category, short and sweet. First, Klein and Wickett will present Bon Appétit! or How to Bake a Chocolate Cake, a comic opera based on Julia Child’s TV cooking show. (I can’t think of a more delicious pairing than Julia Childs and comic opera.) This delectable 20 minutes will be followed by a “coffee klatch” talk from our local maestro, David Sloss, Fremont Symphony Music Director, who will con-

Concord Campus Commencement Sunday, June 12 9 a.m. Boatwright Sports Complex 800 Alberta Way at Campus Drive, Concord Chabot College Friday, May 27 6 p.m. Chabot College Grand Court 25555 Hesperian Boulevard

James Logan High School Saturday, June 18 9 a.m. Logan Stadium 1800 H Street Union City Christian Academy Wednesday, June 15 7:30 p.m. School site 33700 AlvaradoNiles Blvd.

MILPITAS: Milpitas High School Saturday, June 18 9 a.m. Football field 1285 Escuela Parkway

tinue the fun with “Tournedos Rossini: A Gourmet Guide to Musical Styles,” comparing the food and the music of various countries. The delicious afternoon raises funds for the Fremont Symphony. Included in the price of admission will be wine, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee, laughter and culture. Not a bad combination and all for $45 before May17 or $50 at the door. Mission Coffee House will be hosting this event on Sunday, May 22 starting at 4 p.m. For reservations call (510) 371-4859 or (510) 793-6375, email tickets@fremontsymphony.org or visit the Symphony website, www.fremontsymphony.org. Bon Appétit Sunday, May 22 4 p.m. Mission Coffee 151 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 371-4859 www.fremontsymphony.org tickets@fremontsymphony.org $50 at the door

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Tri-City Voice has even more local recreational, high school, college and professional sports coverage on the Web. Check out www.tricityvoice.com/sports for daily updates on scores, schedules of events, photos slide shows, and much more. Follow TCV Sports on Twitter at twitter.com/TCVSports

Making a statement Renegades survive shootout in Solano to advance to second straight State tournament

BY JEFF WEISINGER And in the end, the program from the school on top of the hill was the last one standing after all the dust cleared. Then again, it’s what should be expected of a defending State Champion. Right? Ohlone’s 4-2 win over Sacramento City College in the decisive second game of the Super Regional baseball final was nothing short of everyday business for the defending state champion. Besides, in order to get to the Super Regional final against Sac City, Ohlone had to fight back twice against San Mateo and Solano College with Ohlone winning both games by a combined two runs. The Renegades opened the Super Regionals on Friday, May 13, against the College of San Mateo in a rematch of the 2010 State title game. And it was played as similar as the title game was in Fresno last year with Ohlone squeaking away with a 16-15 win in 11 innings. Friday’s opener saw a combined 35 hits, 31 runs and Ohlone surprisingly surrendering a 13-3 lead before the Bulldogs clawed back into the game with a seven-run sixth inning as CSM simply rocked reliever Jordan Camacho for five-runs as he lasted just one out in the sixth. Down 15-12, the Bulldogs tied the game in the eighth with a three-run inning off of reliever Cody Honea. However, with the

BY BIFF JONES PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY RICK MORRIS Ohlone College, under head coach Donna Runyon, with a record of 31-7-1, entered the

California Community College (CCCAA) Nor Cal Super Regional softball playoffs as the No. 3 seed. Super Regionals consist of a pair of four-team, double-elimination tournaments held in Nor Cal and two more in So Cal. They took place from Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 15. Ohlone found itself in the

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game tied at 15, Ohlone scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning off of Matt Owen’s RBI double, scoring Ryan Tella who drew four-walks on the day. CSM rallied back in the bottom of the inning, getting the game-tying and game-winning runs on third and second respectively, however Ryan Devencenzi got the last two batters to fly out to end the game. Ohlone found themselves in a similar situation the next day against Solano College in their narrow 7-6 win. Sophomore ace Matt Fontaine pitched what may have been his second straight clutch complete game in the victory despite allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits, but did strand runners in scoring position in five of the nine innings he pitched. Solano drew the opening blow off of Trevor Matern’s RBI single in the first. Ohlone tied the game at one in the bottom half of the inning off of an RBI single of their own by Kainoa Crowell. The Renegades took charge in the third, scoring three runs to take a 4-1 lead but Solano would answer back to come within one after scoring twice in the fifth inning. Ohlone would score two of their own to take a 7-3 lead after seven innings, but Fontaine pitched clutch in the eighth and ninth inning, despite Solano scoring two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth. With two

Siskiyous bracket, pitted against No. 2 seed College of the Siskiyous, No. 6 Cosumnes River and No.. 7 Feather River. Siskiyous opened the tourney with a five-inning, 8-0 win over Feather River, shortened because of the mercy rule. Ohlone Rene-

gades followed suit in defeating Cosumnes River 12-3, also in five innings. Ohlone led 12-1 entering the top of the fifth when Runyon decided to save Renegade pitching ace Jessica Varady for Saturday as her pitch count had reached 65. Lauren Ermitano was brought in to pitch the fifth and she allowed a two-run home

outs and a runner on second, Fontaine got Patrick Johnson to tap a soft grounder to him as Fontaine threw Johnson out at first to end the game. The Renegades suffered a slight setback in the Super Regional final, falling 12-10 to Sacramento City before their clutch 4-2 Super Regional win. The Panthers handled starter Alika Pruitt for seven runs on 10 hits through six innings. The Renegades held onto a tight 6-5 lead until Sac City scored twice in the seventh, driving in the go-ahead run off of reliever Francis Leon to go up 7-5. The Panthers outscored Ohlone a combined 7-4 in the final three frames, although Ohlone nearly performed another classic comeback, scoring twice in the bottom of the ninth. However, after Sunday’s big win, the Renegades have a chance to do something in Bakersfield that hasn’t been done in a decade: win back-to-back State titles. They would be the first back-to-back champion since Riverside City won three-straight from 2000-2002. They would also be just the sixth school to have back-to-back titles as the programs first two state championships. To keep track of the Renegades pursuit of back-to-back titles, log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports website, http://sports.tricityvoice.com. run for the final score of 12-3. On the second day -- Saturday, May 14 -- Feather River defeated Cosumnes River 10-2 in six innings to survive the elimination game. Meanwhile, in winners’ bracket play between two familiar foes. Siskiyous had won the two earlier meetings against Ohlone, 5-4 in 8 innings at Ohlone and 9-2 in the March Madness final at Washington Park. In this the third meeting between the two, it was all Siskiyous in five innings as they scored four runs in the top of the first then added two in the third, one in the fourth and two more in the fifth while shutting out the Renegades. After the loss, the Renegades were relegated to an elimination game against Feather River. Ohlone found itself trailing 7-1 when the Lady Renegades came back to take an 8-7 lead. However, it was short lived as Feather River would go up again 10-8; Ohlone rebounded to come back and tie it at 10 to force extra innings. When Coach Runyon decided Varady had run out of gas after pitching in her third game in two days and went to bring in a reliever, Varady told Coach she wanted to finish what she started. So Runyon let her finish. Feather River would score a run in the top of the eighth, ending Ohlone's season. Candice Chriscontinued on page 25


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Ohlone downed in Super Regional, continued from page 24 tiansen homered for the Renegades in the loss. “They left it all on the field today,” said Runyan of her Renegades (32-9-1) squad. Varady ended her career 27-7. She will matriculate at San Jose State in the fall of 2011. Siskiyous was able to stave off the pesky Feather River side on Sunday, winning the Super Regional and advancing on to the State Championship next weekend. Women's Tennis After finishing as Nor Cal runner-ups in both singles and doubles play May 5-7 in Fresno, Chabot College's Namrata Sher (singles and doubles) and Andrea Poljakovic (doubles) qualified for the CCCAA 16-team state women's singles and doubles tournaments last weekend, May 13-15 at the Sierra Sport and Racquet Club in Fresno. In first round action, May 13, No. 2 seed Sher defeated No.7 Nicci Yvanovich of Santa Barbara

City College, 6-2, 6-4. Doubles first round had No.2 Sher-Poljakovic beating No.7 Anna WalinowiczLianne Wheelock of Orange Coast College, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5. Later that day in quarterfinals action, the Chabot players' season came to an end as Sher lost to No.3 Katerina Mozolyuk of Santa Monica College, 1-6, 6-7 (5-7) and Sher-Poljakovic were beaten by No.3 Tina Vuong-Natalie Lorie from Irvine Valley College, 3-6, 4-6. According to coach Rick Morris, “Namrata earned ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) All-American status, she will finish in the top 10 in singles in California’s final rankings. She is already talking about next year, what we need to do to improve, and take home a state title. “Andrea finished her second season at Chabot and is looking toward either UC Santa Cruz or Sonoma State to continue her education and collegiate tennis,”

added Morris. “Andrea has improved a great amount in her two years here, and I have enjoyed having the chance to see her grow as a student-athlete, and be her coach.” Track & Field Nor Cal Finals held at Shasta College in Redding last Saturday, May 14, saw Chabot, under coach Ken Grace, qualify four athletes for the CCCAA state finals this Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, at American River College in Sacramento. Women qualifying were Miya Cato in the hammer throw, fifth at Nor Cal and a personal record of 140-6 (third all time in women's hammer) and Christina Hadfield in the javelin throw, fifth at Nor Cal and a personal record of 119-9 (seventh all time at Chabot). Not qualifying for state was Tatjana Pitts in the discus, despite finishing eighth at Nor Cal with a personal record of 119-0.

Logan dominates MVAL track finals BY GIOVANNI ALBANESE JR. PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) track season came to a close Friday, May 13,

at James Logan High School in Union City, with the host school dominating both the boys and girls competition of the league’s championships. And it wasn’t just a solid team win, it was domination. Logan’s boys totaled 190 points, which put them 104 points ahead of secondplace Newark Memorial High School and their 86. Meanwhile, on the girls side, the Lady Colts compiled 181 points, 81 points ahead of its closest competitor, American High School, who finished with 100 points. American (71), Mission San Jose (71), Washington (51), John F. Kennedy (21) and Irvington (6) rounded out the boys standings; American (68), Newark Memorial (37), Mission San Jose (28), Irvington (25) and John F. Kennedy (23) rounded out the girls. En route to their 181 points, the Lady Colts won 10 out of the

16 events. Ciarra Brewer led the way for Logan, winning the high jump (5-02), triple jump (3909.5) and long jump (19-00.5). Harvey Atiya won two events for the Lady Colts, taking the 100 (12.19) and 200 (25.78) meter

dashes. Also winning two events

was Amihan Agustin, beating out all comers in the 1,600 (5:20.35) and 3,200 (11:51.96) runs. Logan also won the discus throw, shot put and 4X100 meter relay with Janise Powell, Danielle Torano and Logan’s “A” team taking those events, respectively.

In the other six events, Newark Memorial captured three, winning the 100 meter hurdles, 400 meter run and the 4X400 meter relay. Newark’s “A” team won the relay; Taylor Craft (14.60) won the hurdles; and Taylor Hollis (58.21) took the 400. Madison Hirsch of Mission San Jose won the 800 meter run (2:28.32); Ariel Chang took the pole vault (10-06) for the Lady Warriors’ wins. In the 300 meter hurdles, John F. Kennedy’s Daniella Hernandez won with a time of 47.90. In Logan’s 190-point effort on the boys finals, the Colts won seven events, but showed its depth, making up for the lack of wins – considering they did win the event – earning points by coming in the top five in nearly every event. Ben Avila won the 110 hurdles (15.47), with Josh Shen (15.86) and Mei-Guang Chen (15.90) coming in second and third; Willie Latin won the 400 (50.16) with Talat Aleem right

behind him (51.17); Vivashan Shetty won the 100 (11.05) with teammates Warren Long (11.43) and Damond Beasley (11.55) coming in third and fourth; Abraham Espinoza took the 800 (2:01.16) with Miguel Sanchez finishing fifth (2:06.95); Shetty also took the 200 (22.48) and continued on page 26

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Logan dominates MVAL track finals Latin (22.93) and Long (23.47) finished right behind; Jeffrey Prothro took the triple jump (46-07.75) with Shetty taking third (43-04.25); and Logan’s “A” squad took the 4X400 relay (3:30.74). Also performing admirably was Jesse Chestnut. Representing his mates at Washington High School proudly, the Huskies star runner took first in both long-distance runs, finishing with a time of 4:37.53 in the 1,600 and 9:58.50 in the 3,200. Chestnut also took second in the 800, finishing three-tenths of a second behind Espinoza at 2:01.19. In total, individually, Chestnut earned his Huskies 28 points of their 51. (Alex Rich of Washington also won an event, taking the discus with a throw of 142-06. Newark’s second-place team had two winners. Trevor Hubby won the pole vault with a vault of 13-even. Roman Skrovonski won the 300 hurdles, winning with a time of 39.92. American, which finished in third, won three events, taking the shot put, high jump and 4X100 relay. Michaelvic Chukwa won the shot put with a throw of 48-08; Ruthvik Sunil won the high jump at 6-00.00; and the American “A” relay team won the 4X100 with a time of 45.37. Also winning events was Sunil Shah of Mission, taking the long jump (21-05.50).

Logan’s Bonansea get her swing back BY NICK ZAMBRANO PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW Caley Bonansea was due. After going 1-3 in back-to-back games against John F. Kennedy and Concord, the James Logan catcher was left searching for the pop that has made her one of the fiercest hitters in the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) softball division. Coming into Thursday’s contest with American, Bonansea was leading the MVAL with two

home runs and 23 runs batted in. Aside from that, she was also third in the league with a slugging percentage of .593, barely trailing teammates Alexis Martinez and Jazmine Reed. In Logan’s Thursday 7-2 win over the Lady Eagles, Bonansea’s bat awoke from it’s slumber. The sophomore caught fire and tagged American pitcher Christine Thompson for a career day. Bonansea finished 3-3, with three RBIs, two runs scored and fell a homer short of the cycle. “Before I was too out in front but I just was trying to see the ball and that’s what’s taken me so far this year,” Bonansea said. Bonansea kicked things off in the first inning when she tripled in Jaymee Gutierrez and Alexis Martinez for the game’s first runs. The Logan clean-up hitter sparked another scoring stretch with a one-out single in the third inning that advanced Martinez to second. Melina Rodriguez didn’t keep her Logan teammates waiting on the bases very long as she took a 1-1 delivery from Thomp-

son for a follow-up triple to right center. Martinez and Bonansea scored to make it 4-0 in favor of the Lady Colts. Rodriguez would score the final run of the inning when Kimberly Goulart grounded out to second. American, however, would not go down without a fight. In their half of the fourth, the Lady Eagles rocked Logan pitcher Raeann Garza for four consecutive hits and scratched two runs across the plate. Alicia Madrigal brought in the first run with the third straight single of the inning before she scored the second run on a double by catcher

Andrea Collins. Bonansea was at it again in the Lady Colts’ half of the fifth. It was her line drive double to left center that brought Martinez across the plate again to make it a 6-2 ball game. Martinez would finish the game 2-2 with a double, a walk and three runs scored. The slugging Bonansea scored the game’s final run when she scored on a sacrifice fly from Goulart. Crossing off American for the second time this season brings Logan’s 2011 MVAL record to 10-0 and also matches their longest winning streak of the year at seven games. Their MVAL winning streak has now spilled over to 22 games. With three games crossed off the docket this week, the Lady Colts will now turn their attention to their second tango with the Newark Memorial Lady Cougars. Logan won the first contest in thrilling fashion but feel that they are ready to square off with ace Marissa Chapa again, who struck out 11 in the first meeting. The sequel to Newark versus Logan will take place in

Newark on May 17, first pitch is set for 4 p.m. NEWARK MEMORIAL 10, IRVINGTON 0 After this dismantling of the Lady Vikings, the Newark Memorial Lady Cougars have now rang up eight straight wins. The wins have come in impressive style as well. In these last eight games, Newark has averaged 8.3 runs a game. Continuing to impress, the pitching staff - led by Marissa Chapa - have held opponents scoreless in the last three games. The Lady Cougars have cracked 10 or more runs in each of those three games as well. Proving that she is just as dominant at the plate, Chapa swung the big bat with a 3-4 performance logged with a triple, double and an RBI. In the circle, she held Irvington to only two hits. Outfielder Maria Jimenez returned to the lineup after some time away, she went 3-4 and collected a triple, three runs scored

and two RBIs. In addition, freshman Regan Rodriguez continues to be a superb table setter. The Newark lead-off hitter slapped two doubles in a 2-4 outing that also included a run scored. Now 9-1 in the MVAL, the Lady Cougars will now turn their attention to Logan and breaking some of their streaks. If Newark is able to prevail against the Lady Colts, both teams will be tied for first place in the standings with one game remaining our each of their schedules. MISSION SAN JOSE 0, WASHINGTON 10 The Lady Huskies rode the momentum from pitcher Angie Lombardi’s performance in the shut out against Mission San Jose. The sophomore had what was perhaps her best outing of the season, recording 12 strikeouts and surrendering just two hits and one walk. It is the fifth time in the 2011 season that she has eclipsed double digits. In her first outing of

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the season, Lombardi punched out 13 in a win against San Ramon Valley. She gave up just three runs in that game. It is also the second game in a row. that she reached 10 or more strike outs; she beat John F. Kennedy with 11 strike outs on May 3. After striking for a pair of runs in the second and fifth innings, Washington struck it rich in their half of the sixth inning. Senior Rachel Whitaker led the hit brigade for the Lady Huskies; she went 3-4 with two RBIs. Also getting involved in the mix was slugger Mary Morris, who notched the game’s only extra base hit with her triple. She also had two RBIs to go along with it. Washington remains in third place behind Logan and Newark in the MVAL; they boast a 5-6 record. With Mission crossed off, the Lady Huskies have been winners in three of their last four games. They’ll try to close out the year strong when they travel to Irvington on May 19.

MVAL baseball standings tighten up BY KEVIN YIN PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW A traffic jam has developed in the middle of the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) baseball standings, as after the action of this past week (Monday, May 9, to Sunday, May 15) second to fifth place in the conference are now separated by only one game. With games against the MVAL’s two bottom teams, the James Logan Colts unsurprisingly extended their first-place lead over the rest of the MVAL. The Colts overcame a surprisingly strong challenge by last-place Kennedy, beating the Titans, 9-6, on May 11. Kennedy actually out-hit Logan, 11 to nine, but was unable to capitalize on those opportunities. Seniors Pascual Flores and Zack Vallejo came up big for Logan; Flores went 2-3 with two RBIs, while Vallejo went 3-3 with one RBI. Logan followed up its win over Kennedy by trouncing American, 9-1, on May 13. Logan is now 19-3 overall, and 91 in MVAL play. Having now clinched first place in the regular season standings, the Colts will finish the season out next week with games against Newark Memorial on May 18 and Mission San Jose on May 20. Mission San Jose had held on to the runner-up spot behind Logan all season long, but now

BY GARY VAN DEN HEUVEL PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW Several crucial showdowns and do-or-die scenarios played out as the Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) baseball season neared its end. At the start of last week, five teams were jockeying for position at the top of the standings. By the end of the week, absolutely nothing had been settled. Moreau Catholic High School stayed alive with a tight 3-2 win at Mount Eden High School (May 12). Aaron Acosta

find themselves in a dogfight with three other teams for second place. Mission’s only game this past week was a heartbreaking 76 loss to the Washington Huskies in eight innings on May 13. Mission came back from a 4-0 sixth inning deficit, but was unable to overcome the devastating hitting

on May 11, 4-1, thanks to a strong defensive performance. Senior Matt Tomblin threw a rare no-hitter despite the opposing Eagles scoring a run off of a walk. Irvington then had an opportunity to secure sole possession of second place, but was pounded by Newark, 12-6, on May 13.

of Washington senior Bryce Fryan, who went 4-5 including one double and four RBIs. After starting 6-2 in MVAL play (including delivering Logan’s only defeat), Mission has dropped its last two conference games. The Warriors are currently tied with Irvington for second place in the MVAL, with an overall record of 15-7, 6-4 in conference. The Irvington Vikings have continued to display their resiliency, staying in the race for second place despite losing three of their last five MVAL contests. Irvington dispatched American

The Vikings record now stands at 9-9-1, 6-4 in MVAL play. Irvington and Mission will meet this week on May 18 in a key game which will go a long way in determining second place in the conference’s final regular season standings. Washington is still alive for second place as well. After picking up big wins over Newark and Mission this week, the Huskies are now only a half-game out of second place. They have only one game remaining in the regular season, against Irvington, in another critical game for second place.

pitched 6 strong innings for the win. Reliever Daniel Aguirre pitched the seventh inning and gave the Mariners a scare when he loaded the bases by hitting three Monarch batters, but he was able to get out of the inning unscathed to pick up the save. Moreau was led by two-hit games from Brian Hickel (a run scored and a double) and Richard L’Heureux (RBI). Edwin Alvarenga (2 hits, RBI) and David Contreras (a double, run, and an RBI) starred at the plate for Mt. Eden, and Andrew Tamaru kept the Monarchs in the game with his effective pitching performance.

The loss to Moreau knocked Mt. Eden (7-4 in league play) out of HAAL contention, and in an ironic turn, the Monarchs bounced back to upset the suddenly faltering Bishop O’Dowd Dragons, 5-3, on the road (May 13). David Contreras notched the complete-game win for the Monarchs, who pushed two runs across in the top of the seventh to break a 3-3 tie. Dylan LaCombe launched a two-run homer in Mt. Eden’s three-run second inning. Michael Robinson tripled and scored a run in the win. Moreau’s win over Mt. Eden locked the Mariners in a threeway tie for second place, along with Arroyo and O’Dowd. Each team has identical 8-3 HAAL records, and they all trail the hard-charging Castro Valley Trojans, who won at Arroyo 7-5 to take over first place, by a halfgame (Castro Valley is 8-2). There is certain to be a lot of scoreboard-watching this week. continued on page 27


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out 10 in her complete game win. Lighting up the scoreboard for the Mariners was Kyralyn Kawasaki (homer, double, 2 RBIs), Rebecca Quintero (3 hits, run, 3 RBIs), Kayla Richard (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI) and Amanda Martin (triple, 3 runs, RBI). Hayward High School won’t be seeing any postseason action but the Farmers took advantage of the opportunity to feast on winless Mt. Eden, winning a 26-20 rainmaker early in the week. The roll call of Hayward mashers included Priscilla Carbajal (homerun, double, 4 runs, 7 RBIs), Erin Muhammad (HR, double, 3 R, 5 RBIs), Brianna Thompson (4 R, RBI), Reena Patel (3 hits, 3 R, RBI) and Alexia George (3 runs). Arroyo’s 13-3 thumping of previously unbeaten (in the HAAL) Castro Valley on May

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HAAL baseball, softball seasons nearing end, continued from page 26 Moreau finishes up the regular season by hosting last place Tennyson on May 19. The Lancers are winless in the HAAL and last week took an 18-1 nonleague beating by Miramonte. The Mariners will need some help, and will be rooting for sixth-place San Leandro to upend Castro Valley this week. Moreau’s co-tenants at second place, Arroyo and O’Dowd, finish their seasons with Mt. Eden (May 17, at Arroyo), and eighth place Hayward (May 17, at O’Dowd). On the softball diamond, Moreau’s hopes of a league title came to an end in an 8-1 loss to Castro Valley (May 11). Pitcher Alyssa Castillo was overmatched by the Trojan bats, who broke a 1-1 tie with seven runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Jessica Marin had two doubles and scored the Mariners’ lone run. Moreau were able to take out their frustrations in a 19-0 win over Mt. Eden. The Mariners scored 12 runs in the first inning, and for the Monarchs, the fifth inning (when the game was ended by the 10-run mercy rule) couldn’t come quickly enough. Shelby Long really only needed one of Moreau’s runs, as she held the Monarchs at bay, striking

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13 left both teams with 10-1 records. If both teams win their final league game, Arroyo would get the automatic bid to the North Coast Section playoffs due to their secondhalf win over the Trojans. Moreau (7-4) will finish their season on the road with a battle for third place against Bishop O’Dowd (6-5) on May 17.

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(A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Carole Whitman-Smith This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on April 27, 2011 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). 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2096112# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 451000-451009 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Tri-Valley Table Tennis Club Corp., (2) Pleasanton Table Tennis Club, (3) Pleasanton Table Tennis, (4) San Ramon Table Tennis Club, (5) San Ramon Table Tennis, (6) Fremont

Table Tennis Club, (7) Dublin Table Tennis Club, (8) Dublin Table Tennis, (9) Livermore Table Tennis Club, (10) Livermore Table Tennis, 5657 San Jose Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94566, County of Alameda Tri-Valley Table Tennis Club Corp., California, 5657 San Jose Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94566 This business is conducted by a Corporation The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Yunnien Annie Li, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on April 26, 2011. 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). 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11

PURCHASING MANAGER CITY OF FREMONT 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2101959# N O T I C E OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF FREMONT HARB NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD (HARB) OF THE CITY OF FREMONT WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS. SAID PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AT 7:00 P.M., ON THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011, AT THE CITY OF FREMONT, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 3300 CAPITOL AVENUE, FREMONT, CALIFORNIA, AT WHICH TIME ANY AND ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD. Item 1. GENERAL PLAN UPDATE 2030 – (PLN2005-00190) – to provide an overview of relevant sections of the Draft General Plan, with an emphasis on the Community Character Element. Project Manager – Dan Schoenholz, (510) 4944438, dschoenholz@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.

CNS-2091972# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 450749 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Eco Universal Productions, LLC, 34564 Willbridge Terrace, Fremont, CA 94555, County of Alameda. Eco Universal Productions, LLC, CA, 34564 Willbridge Terrace, Fremont, CA 94555. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/21/2011. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Mostafa Sorkhabi CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on April 20, 2011. 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). 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/11 CNS-2087661# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 450684 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SaSam Salon, 34420-B Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94555, County of Alameda. Chau Ho, 2698 Plaza Americas, Campus, CA 95132. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Chau Ho This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on April 19, 2011. 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). 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/11 CNS-2087340# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 450709 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Auto-Mall Smog Check Only, 43026 Christy St., Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda Thu Nguyen, 1641 Tierra Buena Dr., San Jose, CA 95121 This business is conducted by an Individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Thu Anh Nguyen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on April 20, 2011 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). 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/11 CNS-2087322#

GOVERNMENT

* NOTICE * If you challenge the decision of the Historical Architectural Review Board 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 Historical Architectural Review Board at, or prior to, the public hearing. KELLY DIEKMANN FREMONT HISTORICAL REVIEW BOARD 5/17/11

ARCHITECTURAL

Fire Alarm Upgrades City Project No. PWC 8651 PRE - BID CONFERENCE: A mandatory pre-bid conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., May 26, 2011, at Centerville Park Community Center, 3355 Country Drive, Fremont, California. Plans, special provisions and standard proposal forms to be used for bidding on this project can be obtained for a non-refundable fee at ARC/ Peninsula Digital located at 44846 Osgood Road, Fremont, CA 94539 or 599 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043, or through Planwell at www.peninsuladigital.com, Phone (510) 490-7411, Fax (510) 657-7248. No partial sets will be issued, cost is non-refundable. Call to confirm availability of copies before coming to pick up documents. For more information on this project, contact the City of Fremont Purchasing Department at (510) 494-4620. CORINA CAMPBELL PURCHASING MANAGER CITY OF FREMONT 5/17, 5/24/11

ORDINANCE NO. 02-2011 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FREMONT AMENDING SECTION 3-2904 (SIGNS OR MARKINGS INDICATING ANGLE PARKING) ARTICLE 9 (STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING), CHAPTER 2 (TRAFFIC REGULATIONS) OF TITLE III (PUBLIC SAFETY, WELFARE AND MORALS) OF THE FREMONT MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO ANGLE PARKING ON CAPITOL AVENUE THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FREMONT DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Section 1) FMC §3-2904 AMENDED. Fremont Municipal Code Title III, Chapter 2, Article 9, Section 3-2904, subsection (c) is amended to allow establishment of angle parking on Capitol by adding subsection (18) to read as follows: Sec. 3-2904. Signs or Markings Indicating Angle Parking. (c) Angle parking shall be permitted upon the following streets and parts of streets: (18) Capitol Avenue. Capitol Avenue on the north side and south side of the street from the west right-of-way line of Paseo Padre Parkway to the east right-of-way line of State Street. Section 2) CEQA Exemption. The City Council finds, under Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 15301 that this ordinance is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in that establishment of angle parking on Capitol Avenue is a minor alteration of an existing street and involves no expansion of use beyond that now existing. Section 3) Effective date. This Ordinance shall take effect and will be enforced thirty (30) days after its adoption. Section 4) Publication and Posting. This ordinance must be published once in The Tri-City Voice, a newspaper of general circulation, printed and published in Alameda County and circulated in the City of Fremont, within fifteen (15) days after its adoption. *** The foregoing ordinance was introduced before the City Council of the City of Fremont at the regular meeting of the City Council, held on the 3rd day of May, 2011 and finally adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council held on the10th day of May, 2011 by the following vote, to wit: AYES: Mayor Wasserman, Vice Mayor Chan, Councilmembers: Natarajan and Harrison NOES: None ABSENT: Councilmember Dutra ABSTAINED: None DAWN G. ABRAHAMSON – CITY CLERK 5/17/11 CNS-2101630# NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed bids will be received in the Office of Purchasing Services, 3300 Capitol Ave., Bldg B, Fremont, California, up to the hour of 2:00 PM on June 14, 2011,at which time they will be opened and read out loud in said building for: Storage Facility at Fire Station #6 4355 Central Avenue. Fremont , CA 94536 City Project No. PWC 8741 APN 501-521-019 NON-MANDATORY PRE - BID CONFERENCE: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference and site visit is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. , Thursday, May 26, 2011 , at the project site, 4355 Central Avenue, Fremont, California. Plans, special provisions and standard proposal forms to be used for bidding on this project can be obtained for a non-refundable fee at ARC/ Peninsula Digital located at 44846 Osgood Road, Fremont, CA 94539 or 599 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043, or through Planwell at www.peninsuladigital.com, Phone (510) 490-7411, Fax (510) 657-7248. No partial sets will be issued, cost is non-refundable. Call to confirm availability of copies before coming to pick up documents. For more information on this project, contact the City of Fremont Purchasing Department at (510) 494-4620. CORINA CAMPBELL PURCHASING MANAGER CITY OF FREMONT 5/17, 5/24/11

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed bids will be received in the Office of Purchasing Services, 3300 Capitol Ave., Bldg B, Fremont, California, up to the hour of 2:00 PM on May 31, 2011, at which time they will be opened and read out loud in said building for: FREMONT MIDTOWN CATALYST PROJECT CITY PROJECT NO. 8749 (PWC) FEDERAL PROJECT NO. CML-5322 (044) Plans, special provisions and standard proposal forms to be used for bidding on this project can be obtained for a non-refundable fee at ARC/ Peninsula Digital located at 44846 Osgood Road, Fremont, CA 94539 or 599 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043, or through Planwell at www.peninsuladigital.com, Phone (510) 490-7411, Fax (510) 657-7248. No partial sets will be issued, cost is non-refundable. Call to confirm availability of copies before coming to pick up documents. For more information on this project, contact the City of Fremont Purchasing Department at (510) 494-4620. CORINA CAMPBELL PURCHASING MANAGER CITY OF FREMONT 5/10, 5/17/11 CNS-2097528#

CNS-2102227# NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed bids will be received in the Office of Purchasing Services, 3300 Capitol Ave., Bldg B, Fremont, California, up to the hour of 2:00 PM on June 7, 2011, at which time they will be opened and read out loud in said building for: SLURRY SEAL PROJECT NO. 8240-C (PWC) Plans, special provisions and standard proposal forms to be used for bidding on this project can be obtained for a non-refundable fee at ARC/ Peninsula Digital located at 44846 Osgood Road, Fremont, CA 94539 or 599 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043, or through Planwell at www.peninsuladigital.com, Phone (510) 490-7411, Fax (510) 657-7248. No partial sets will be issued, cost is non-refundable. Call to confirm availability of copies before coming to pick up documents. For more information on this project, contact the City of Fremont Purchasing Department at (510) 494-4620. CORINA CAMPBELL

TRUSTEE SALES

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CNS-2101315# NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed bids will be received in the Office of Purchasing Services, 3300 Capitol Ave., Bldg B, Fremont, California, up to the hour of 2:00 PM on June 9, 2011, at which time they will be opened and read out loud in said building for:

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 6-7-11 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: Charles A. Triay, 1 Kaiser Plaza, Suite 750, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 832-8700 ext 14 5/13, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2098177#

PROBATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF GERALD R. CARDINAL CASE NO. FP11573835 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Gerald R. Cardinal A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Ramona Jean Hubbard in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Ramona Jean Hubbard 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.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 080071170 Title Order No. 08-8-260878 APN No. 463-0102-021 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/12/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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 MARILYN S SIMEON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 04/12/2004 and recorded 04/20/04, as Instrument No. 2004166165, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 06/07/2011 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: 3541 MILLER CT, 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 $701,150.58. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 10/04/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 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 # 1006.38149 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/2011 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2102510# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09259958-ED Order # 090180778-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/1/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): FELICITAS P ORTIZ AND GREGORIO A PAYAN, WIFE AND HUSBAND Recorded: 9/12/2006 as Instrument No. 2006345240 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/8/2011 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: $812,634.30 The purported property address is: 7481 BIRKDALE DR NEWARK, CA 94560 Assessor’s Parcel No. 092A-0511-037-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 x3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note 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# 3991371 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011, 05/31/2011 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2102316# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-

0009812 Title Order No. 11-0006361 Investor/ Insurer No. 1689194819 APN No. 475-0143-022 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/13/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RICHARD D. WATSON AND KELLEY A. WATSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 06/13/2003 and recorded 07/01/03, as Instrument No. 2003382508, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 06/15/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Newark Fremont 39900 Balentine Drive, Newark, CA 94560 Grand Ballroom 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: 1702 WHITE OAK LANE, UNION CITY, CA, 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $309,982.77. 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: 05/15/2011 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# FNMA3991636 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011, 05/31/2011 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2100720# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090070710 Title Order No. 09-8-204860 Investor/ Insurer No. 126429575 APN No. 901-0191-058 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/24/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by NELLY LEON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 01/24/2006 and recorded 01/26/06, as Instrument No. 2006028222, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 06/07/2011 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: 39632 POTRERO DRIVE, NEWARK, CA, 94560. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $588,640.04. 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: 08/23/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3993639 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011, 05/31/2011 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2100663# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110009944 Title Order No. 11-0006440 Investor/ Insurer No. 138857953 APN No. 092A-0504-026 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/08/2006. 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 ZOBAER M AZIZI, AND AHMAD S AZIZI, dated 06/08/2006 and recorded 06/22/06, as Instrument No. 2006239668, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 06/07/2011 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: 7192 MARNE PLACE, 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 $398,815.46. 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: 05/11/2011 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# 3992538 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011, 05/31/2011 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2100354# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110010932 Title Order No. 11-0007355 Investor/ Insurer No. 104623195 APN No. 463-0095-017 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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 JACQUELINE LEE-TABADA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND JOHNY JOHN R. LEE AN UNMARRIED MAN, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/22/2005 and recorded 08/26/05, as Instrument No. 2005367224, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda


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PUBLIC NOTICES County, State of California, will sell on 06/07/2011 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: 3104 COURTHOUSE DRIVE, UNION CITY, CA, 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $642,440.91. 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: 05/15/2011 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# 3986367 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011, 05/31/2011 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2100024# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015012210 Title Order No.: 100761962 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/31/2006 as Instrument No. 2006405983 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ROCELLE LAVITORIA AND, 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: 06/06/2011 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: 5378 PORT SAILWOOD DR, NEWARK, CALIFORNIA 94560 APN#: 092A-0988-133 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 $413,976.41. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: 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: 05/11/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3991566 05/ 17/2011, 05/24/2011, 05/31/2011 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2100020# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 4311593 TS No.: 20099070822362 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:483 -0044-025 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/08/05. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 6, 2011 at 12:00 PM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 11/23/05, as Instrument No. 2005503876, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of California. Executed by: MOHAMMED DAHUD and MOUYDA DAHUD,. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the Fallon Street emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St., Oakland, CA. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 483 -0044-025. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 31333 SANTA ELENA WAY, UNION CITY, CA 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $594,408.70. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. 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 Trustee. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 05/09/11, First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers -- FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916) 9390772. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC May be Acting as a Debt Collector Attempting to Collect a Debt. Any Information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0181104 05/17/11, 05/24/11, 05/31/11 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2099871# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015006251 Title Order No.: 100385447 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/28/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/06/2007 as Instrument No. 2007248762 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: PEDRO P MEJIA AND LOURDES MEJIA, 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: 06/06/2011

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: 4788 CABELLO ST, UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA 94587 APN#: 483-0115-066 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 $588,863.99. 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: 05/09/2011 ASAP# 3988758 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011, 05/31/2011 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2098410# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 448266CA Loan No. 1063139992 Title Order No. 731205 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11-15-2006. 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 06-07-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-22-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006432842, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: YOLANDA F. DE LEON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., 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: PARCEL 1: AN UNDIVIDED 1/26 INTEREST IN AND TO LOT 27 OF TRACT 3664, FILED MAY 13, 1975, IN BOOK 85 OF MAPS, PAGE 83 AND 84, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM, THE FOLLOWING: (A) UNITS 1 THROUGH 26 AS SHOWN ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN FILED MAY 13, 1975 IN BOOK 85 OF MAPS, PAGE 84, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. (B) THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO POSSESSION OF ALL THOSE AREAS DESIGNATED RESTRICTED COMMON AREAS AS SHOWN UPON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN REFERRED TO ABOVE. PARCEL 2: UNIT B-12, AS SHOWN ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN REFERRED TO ABOVE. PARCEL 3: THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO POSSESSION AND OCCUPANCY OF THOSE PORTIONS OF LOT 27 DESCRIBED AS PARCEL 1, ABOVE, DESIGNATED AS CP-12 AND P-12 AS APPURTENANT TO PARCELS 1 AND 2, DESCRIBED ABOVE. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $343,306.54 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 523 TAMARACK DR #12 UNION CITY, CA 94587 APN Number: 087-0036-156-00 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: 05-16-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.p riorityposting.comASAP# 3983244 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011, 05/31/2011 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2098407# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 100010813 Title Order No. 10-8-051525 APN No. 087-0010-023 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/29/2007. 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 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 MICHELLE ANN DE LEON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 03/29/2007 and recorded 04/06/07, as Instrument No. 2007134384, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 05/31/2011 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: 35043 HOLLYHOCK STREET, UNION CITY, CA, 945875344. 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 $782,146.56. 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: 05/02/2010 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 # 1006.96483 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2011 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2098345# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7662.22621 Title Order No. 4278002 MIN No. APN 483-0097-024 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/24/08. 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): BALDEMAR CONTRERAS A SINGLE PERSON AND THIDA AUNG A SINGLE PERSON AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded: 03/31/08, as Instrument No. 2008106358,of Official Records of Alameda County, California. Date of Sale: 05/31/11 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: 4441 VIEJO WAY, UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 483-0097-024 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 $349,316.27. 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. Date: May 5, 2011 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee David Ochoa, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 714-277-4845 or 800-280-2832 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 # 1002.147311: 05/10/2011,05/17/2011,05/24/2011 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2098330# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H524001 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0018104224/ BARRAZA Investor No: 671006253 AP #1: 4860042-074-00 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: FELIX N BARRAZA Recorded August 12, 2005 as Instr. No. 2005344500 in Book -- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded February 14, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011-55859 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED AUGUST 2, 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. 33651 13TH ST, UNION CITY, CA 94587-3301 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: JUNE 6, 2011, AT 12:00 P.M. *AT THE FALLON STREET EMERGENCY EXIT OF THE ALAMEDA COUNTY COURTHOUSE 1225 FALLON STREET OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $428,956.82. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: May 9, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 935656 PUB: 05/17/11, 05/24/11, 05/31/11 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2097825# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110010098 Title Order No. 11-0006580 Investor/ Insurer No. 11241048 APN No. 463-0100-072 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/09/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MIJGON ZALMY, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 06/09/2005 and recorded 06/17/05, as Instrument No. 2005248983, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 06/07/2011 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: 2915 MERIDIEN CIRCLE, UNION CITY, CA, 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $729,975.73. 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: 05/15/2011 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# 3988010 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011, 05/31/2011 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2097787# T.S. No. 10-09250APN: 486-0094-003Loan No. 9800875 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/11/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial

Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: MOHAMMED HUSSEIN AND MUNTAJ BEGUM Duly Appointed Trustee: LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVEDeed of Trust recorded9/1/2004 as Instrument No. 2004398151 in book --, page-- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale:5/31/2011 at 12:00 PM Place of Sale: At the front Fallon St emergency exit to the Alameda County Courthouse 1225 Fallon Street Oakland, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $248,016.45 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2445 MARASCHINO PLACE UNION CITY, CA 94587 Described as follows: LOT 39, TRACT 3320, FILED MARCH 16, 1972, MAP BOOK 74, PAGE 27, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES IN AND UNDER OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED FROM A DEPTH BELOW 500 FEET OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND WITHOUT RIGHT OF ENTRY UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF MINING, DRILLING, EXPLORING OR EXTRACTING SUCH OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES OF OTHER USE OF OR RIGHTS IN OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND TO A DEPTH OF 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. A.P.N #.: 486-0094-003 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. Dated: 5/5/2011 Law Offices of Les Zieve, as Trustee 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (714) 848-9272 or www.elitepostandpub.com For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 Christine O’Brien, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. EPP 6505. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2011. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2097463# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11424467-VF Order #: 110076518-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/16/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): THOMAS GEORGE PETERSON AND DENISE F PETERSON , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/28/2008 as Instrument No. 2008171504 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California; Date of Sale: 6/10/2011 at 12: 30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $434,953.34 The purported property address is: 220 APPIAN WAY UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessor’s Parcel No. 087-0032069 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders rights’ against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3978851 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011, 05/31/2011 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/11 CNS-2097313# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110009381 Title Order No. 11-0005958 Investor/ Insurer No. 110648837 APN No. 092A-2354-053 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/12/2005. 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 JOSE NAPOLES, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 09/12/2005 and recorded 09/21/05, as Instrument No. 2005405264, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 05/31/2011 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: 38067 MANZANITA STREET, NEWARK, CA, 945604501. 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 $786,807.32. 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: 05/10/2011 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# 3984517 05/10/2011, 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2095208# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 746880CA Loan No. 0696618594 Title Order No. 110070624-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-23-2005. 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 05-31-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-27-2005, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 2005414584, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: MARIA MENDOZA, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, ORO REAL INC, 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 2, BLOCK 21, MAP OF THE TOWN OF NEWARK, FILED MAY 6, 1878, MAP BOOK 17, PAGE 10, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $581,212.92 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 7862 WELLS AVENUE NEWARK, CA 94560 APN Number: 092-0146-002 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: 05-09-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 7302727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 3976713 05/10/ 2011, 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2095028# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090151395 Title Order No. 09-8-455353 Investor/ Insurer No. 113596889 APN No. 483-0048-130 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/23/2005. 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 CHERYL A. WALTON AND ROBERT E. WALTON WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/23/ 2005 and recorded 10/03/05, as Instrument No. 2005425599, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 05/31/2011 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: 3318 SAN PABLO 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. 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 $699,496.07. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/13/2010 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# 3984706 05/10/2011, 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2095008# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110009036 Title Order No. 11-0005860 Investor/ Insurer No. 113404801 APN No. 092A-0512-005 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ANDRE JACKSON AND TIFFANIE RODRIGUEZ-JACKSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/22/ 2006 and recorded 09/01/06, as Instrument No. 2006334982, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 05/31/2011 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: 7828 CRESTMONT AVENUE, NEWARK, CA, 94560. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $788,201.17. 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


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PUBLIC NOTICES 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: 05/09/2011 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# 3983424 05/10/2011, 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2094603# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No GM274227-C Loan No 0307373207 Insurer No. 2500024936 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/25/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. 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: ARLEEN CONNORSDURAN Recorded 03/06/2003 as Instrument No. 2003129255 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale: 06/06/2011 at 12:30 P.M. Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Property Address is purported to be: 7749 PEACHTREE AVE NEWARK, CA 945602239 APN#: 092A-0465-012 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $323,986.60, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 05/06/2011 EXECUTIVE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3974465 05/10/2011, 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2094586# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015000909 Title Order No.: 110071345 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 04/25/2006 as Instrument No. 2006165766 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: FLORIAN R. POBLETE, 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: 05/31/2011 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: 34358 SANDBURG DR, UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA 94587 APN#: 087-0102-118 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 $642,910.05. 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: 05/04/2011 ASAP# 3977278 05/10/2011, 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2093505# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7662.22906 Title Order No. 09-8-489235 MIN No. APN 087-0099-104 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/02/07. 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): LILY WEN-LEE WANG AND PETER CHEN, WIFE AND HUSBAND, AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded: 02/ 07/07, as Instrument No. 2007063682,of Official Records of Alameda County, California. Date of Sale: 05/23/11 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: 139 ELDERBERRY LANE, UNION CITY, CA 94587 Assessors Parcel No. 087-0099-104 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 $805,694.85. 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. Date: April 29, 2011 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee David Ochoa, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, 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# 1002.150288 05/03, 05/10, 05/17/2011 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/11 CNS-2093491# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA-106529 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/24/2002. 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 May 31, 2011, at 12:30 PM, AT THE FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET, in the City of OAKLAND, County of ALAMEDA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by HERMAN BLADE, AN UNMARRIED MAN AS SURVIVING JOINT TENANT, as Trustors, recorded on 11/15/2002, as Instrument No. 2002532941, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 483 -0101-149 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 4504 LAURA WAY , UNION CITY, CA 94587. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $343,222.43. 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 or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 5/8/2011 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 5422550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http: //www.rtrustee.com ASAP# 3980839 05/10/2011, 05/17/2011, 05/24/2011 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2093487# Trustee Sale No. 247820CA Loan No. 0679222612 Title Order No. 723542 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/22/2004. 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 5/31/2011 at 12:00 PM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07/30/2004, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2004349004 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Patricia G. Cassalia, an unmarried woman, as Trustor, Washington Mutual Bank, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the

initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: 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: $196,158.27 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 245 Entrada Plaza, Union City, CA 94587 APN Number: 087-0033-129-00 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: 5/4/2011 California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee James Tolliver, Assistant Secretary CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P827356 5/10, 5/17, 05/24/2011 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/11 CNS-2093075# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110003483 Title Order No. 11-0002634 Investor/ Insurer No. 068162940 APN No. 092A-2552-044 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/10/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JERRY CARNELL BELLAMY, AND SUSAN BELLAMY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/10/ 2004 and recorded 08/17/04, as Instrument No. 2004374128, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 05/24/2011 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: 6450 LUPINE COURT, 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 $438,895.94. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 04/27/2011 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# 3981653 05/03/2011, 05/10/2011, 05/17/2011 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/11 CNS-2093010# Trustee Sale No. 736324CA Loan No. 5303842222 Title Order No. 3206-239007 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 5/24/2011 at 12:00 PM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08/01/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006294376 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, executed by: Thomas T Embry and Rosemarie S Embry, husband and wife, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., (MERS), Solely As Nominee For Lender, Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company, Inc., It’s Successors And Assigns, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant 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: $775,585.16 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 32226 Minturn Court, Union City, CA 94587 APN Number: 475-0156-055 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. Date: 4/29/2011 California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee Brandon Royes, Assistant Secretary CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P829956 5/3, 5/10, 05/17/2011 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/11 CNS-2092965# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090128889 Title Order No. 09-8-384695 Investor/ Insurer No. 006604342 APN No. 486-0095-046 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/05/2006. 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 JYOTIKA DEVI, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 12/05/2006 and recorded 12/12/06, as Instrument No. 2006452518, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 05/24/2011 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: 2462 ROYAL ANN DRIVE, UNION CITY, CA, 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $733,121.10. 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: 12/03/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3979809 05/03/2011, 05/10/2011, 05/17/2011 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/11 CNS-2092442# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 090146426 Title Order No. 09-8-440728 Investor/ Insurer No. 135449263 APN No. 092A-1100-076 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by THINH D DO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/12/2006 and recorded 04/28/06, as Instrument No. 2006172102, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 05/24/2011 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: 6266 BROADWAY AVENUE, NEWARK, CA, 945604008. 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 $662,524.93. 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 prin-

cipal 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: 01/03/2010 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# 3980108 05/03/2011, 05/10/2011, 05/17/2011 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/11 CNS-2092297# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110003284 Title Order No. 11-0002326 Investor/ Insurer No. 6128423297 APN No. 483-0060-024 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/12/2005. 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 JESSE PARAISO AND ARMIDA PARAISO, dated 07/12/2005 and recorded 07/21/ 05, as Instrument No. 2005311191, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 05/24/2011 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: 4320 AGENA CIRCLE, UNION CITY, CA, 94587. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $426,371.40. 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: 04/22/2011 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# 3977759 05/03/2011, 05/10/2011, 05/17/2011 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/11 CNS-2090716# NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2010-08085 Loan No.: 71226757 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/1/2005. 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: REGINA R REYES, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 11/15/2005 as Instrument No. 2005489099 in book -, page - and rerecorded on - as - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale: 5/24/2011 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $792,171.71 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4607 Empire Street Union City, CA 94587 A.P.N.: 543-0423-143 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: 4/20/ 2011 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (714) 730-2727 www.lpsasap.com For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 9608299 Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant ASAP# 3974404 05/03/2011, 05/10/2011, 05/17/2011 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/11 CNS-2090086#

Regulators update Congress on financial overhaul BY JEANNINE AVERSA AP ECONOMICS WRITER WASHINGTON (AP), May 12 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and other regulators gave Congress an update Thursday on their efforts to implement the biggest overhaul of the nation's financial rules since the Great Depression. In testimony to the Senate Banking Committee, Bernanke said the Fed will unveil new regulations this summer that would protect the U.S. economy from another meltdown of the nation's largest banks and financial companies. Congress directed the Fed to write the rules when it passed last year's financial regulatory overhaul. The law aims to prevent another financial crisis like the one in 2008 that plunged the economy deeper into recession. The rules will require big banks and others, such as Wall Street firms, hedge funds and insurance

companies, whose failure could endanger the economy, to be subject to more strict requirements for the amount of capital and cash they must have on hand to cushion against potential losses if another financial crisis were to strike. “Our goal is to produce a wellintegrated set of rules that meaningfully reduces the probability of failure of our largest, most complex financial firms, and that minimizes the losses to the financial system and the economy if such a firm should fail,” Bernanke said in the testimony. The Fed will allow the public, banks and other interested parties to comment on the proposed regulations before implementing them in January 2012. Bernanke also acknowledged that some small banks could be hurt if regulators allow them to charge more than big banks for processing debt card transactions. The higher fees, paid by retailers each time Americans swipe

their cards, could make debit cards issued by smaller banks less attractive to merchants. “There's good reason to be concerned about it,'' Bernanke said. It could result in some smaller banks “being less profitable or even failing,” he said. Currently, the fees typically range between 1 and 2 percent of each purchase, averaging 44 cents. The Fed has proposed capping that at 12 cents, though smaller banks could charge more. Bankers want lawmakers to delay the change in hopes that it will eventually be killed or toned down. Separately, Bernanke and Neal Wolin, the Treasury Department's No. 2 official, urged Congress to raise the $14.3 trillion limit on the United States' borrowing authority. “Using the debt limit as a bargaining chip is quite risky,” Bernanke said. Republicans in Congress want cuts in federal

spending in exchange for any increase in the government's borrowing authority. Failing to raise the limit would cause interest rates on mortgages and other consumer loans to rise, rattle financial markets and hurt the economy, he said. Wolin said it would be “unthinkable.” On the international front, Bernanke said regulators in the United States and in other countries are trying to make sure that big banks and other major financial companies are regulated in a consistent manner. That's important to maintaining “a level international playing field,” Bernanke said. Regulators are scrambling to implement hundreds of new rules, many required to be completed before the law's one-year anniversary on July 21. “We are moving as quickly and carefully as we can,” said Wolin, deputy secretary of the Treasury Department.

Republicans, who opposed the financial overhaul legislation, say the law goes too far and could make it harder for U.S banks to compete globally. Some are seeking to reduce funding for agencies set up under the law and limit the scope of new rules. Democrats say the law is needed to help ward off future economic meltdowns. Other regulators testifying include the chiefs of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The law also created the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which is headed by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and is responsible for keeping watch over the entire financial system. The council includes regulators from the Fed, the SEC and the FDIC, and is preparing a report on its efforts to monitor risky practices. AP Business Writer Marcy Gordon contributed to this report


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

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Consent: Authorize a five year lease agreement with the State of California for 9,573 square feet at Family Resource Center located at 39155 Liberty Street, Suites B-200 and C-300. This lease entered month-tomonth agreement following expiration of the previous lease. The proposed new lease with EDD is a five-year lease at a rate of $2.25 per square foot per month, for a total of 9,573 square feet, including 7,720 square feet of office space and 1,853 square feet of common area space, for a total rent of $21,539 per month. Adjustments for CPI changes and other factors are included.

Proclamations and Presentations Proclaimed May 15-21, 2011 as National Public Works Week and National Police Week. Recognized Sgt. Branson Hayward as 2010 Union City Police Officers’ Association Officer of the Year. Energy Upgrade California Program presentation by Stopwaste.org

Ceremonial Items: Recognize Mormon Helping Hands Day for their community service. Public Communications: Representatives of the Kimber Park neighborhood voiced concerns regarding real estate “speculators” who may request authorization for residential development of open space within the development. Neighbors asked that council members visit the property to see how it enhances the area, memorialize this area as “open space” in the 2030 General Plan and reject any plan that is put forward by a land speculator. Strong legal and historical documents were cited as support for this position. Other Business: Authorize the payment of $121,539 for costs of winding down the Associated Community Action Programs (ACAP) Joint Powers Agency. Payments will be made as invoiced.

Homicide in Union City On Saturday, May 14, at approximately 11 p.m., Union City Police responded to a call of shots fired on the 33600 block of 8th Street. Officers found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds which proved fatal. The victim is a 34-year-old Hispanic male, resident of Union City. Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call Detective Roberta Paul at (510) 675-5268, use the tip line (510) 6755207 or email tips@unioncity.org.

Child pornography arrest The Union City Police Department assisted by the San Jose Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), served a warrant at a residence on the 1700 block of Dalton Way,

Union City. Investigators recovered evidence associated with child pornography inside the residence. The resident, Kevin David Chow, 31 years, was arrested for a violation of Penal Code section 311.11(a) – Possession and control of child pornography. Chow was booked at Fremont Jail and posted bail. The case has been forwarded to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Chow appeared to live alone and no minor children were located at the residence. Anyone with information about this incident should call Union City Police Department Detective Roberta Paul at (510) 471-1365. Anonymous tips can be made by calling (510) 675-5207 or emailed to: Tips@union-city.org. This case is registered as Union City Police Department Case #110511010.

Consent Calendar Authorized a five-year agreement with Alameda County for emergency medical services First Responder Advanced Life Support Services from Alameda County Fire Department. Over the term of the agreement, the city will receive between $171,572 per annum (current year) to $185,715 inn year five. Authorized one-month extension of a provisional appointment of a Police Office Assistant, who has been in post for six months, to continue with admin-

istrative tasks and allow investigators to focus on casework. Funding for the extension is already included in the Police Department’s FY 2010-11 budget. Accepted and appropriated supplementary grant award for $2,999.81 from First 5 Alameda County Grants Initiative for multi-lingual/multi-cultural neighborhood play groups, parent education and family literacy programs for July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. The California Children and Families First Act 1998 (Proposition 10) sanctioned the use of tax revenue from cigarettes and tobacco products to tax early childhood development programs. Adopted proposed schedule for annual joint Council-Commission meetings and work sessions. City Manager Reports Authorized City Manager Larry Cheeves to execute a joint reimbursement agreement for the dissolution of the Alameda Community Action Program (ACAP). Appropriated funds and au-

thorized maximum expenditures of $150,000 to fund the city’s share of ACAP’s liabilities, as the program ceases, and authorized City Manager to pay documented expenses. Received third quarter (to March 31, 2011) budget update for FY 2010-11. Oral Communications Olga and Ted Miller complained of excessive noise from the Union City Sports Center when it is rented as a venue for parties and other celebratory events. Ted Hines spoke in support of Measure UU (Public Safety Parcel Tax 2008) and the $500,000 which it raises to fund youth violence prevention and intervention programs. He requested continuation of an adequate budget for counselors. Mayor Mark Green – Yes Vice Mayor Jim Navarro - Yes Emily Duncan – Yes Lorrin Ellis – Yes Pat Gacoscos – Yes

Brown's budget to eliminate unemployment board BY JUDY LIN ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP), May 13 - As part of his revised budget, Gov. Jerry Brown will propose eliminating a state board that has been criticized for providing a highly paid landing spot for termed-out lawmakers looking for work. The elimination of the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board is part of Brown's revised budget to help close the state's remaining $15.4 billion deficit. The Democratic governor will release the full plan Monday. Administration spokesman Gil Duran said Friday the move will save $1.2 million a year, but that the cut was also symbolic. Six of the board's seven members are former lawmakers. They each make $128,109 a year, even though the board meets once - and occasionally twice - a month. Duran said it did not seem efficient for the state to have such a board at a time when deep cuts are being made to services for the poor, elderly and disabled, and cuts to schools and public safety are being considered. “Although state revenues have improved because of the underlying strength of California's business climate, we're not out of the woods yet - not even close. Cutbacks in boards, commissions and other state services will continue as we work towards a truly balanced budget,” Brown told The Associated Press in a statement. The six former lawmakers who would lose their jobs on the board under Brown's plan are Republicans Roy Ashburn, Bonnie Garcia, Dennis Hollingsworth and George Plescia, and Democrats Denise Ducheny and Alberto Torrico. The board, which grants or denies unemployment insurance benefit appeals, has been criticized in recent years for backlogs and decisions that some critics said were delayed deliberately. The state Employment Development Department first rules on requests for unemployment benefits. Appeals are then heard by an administrative law judge and ultimately can be decided by the full board, which is appointed by the governor and legislative leaders. Ducheny, a former state senator who represented the San Diego area, was named by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, while Torrico, a former Fremont assemblyman, was appointed by Assembly Speaker John Perez. The four other lawmakers were named by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hollingsworth had served as Senate minority leader, while Ashburn had represented the Bakersfield area in the state Senate. Both voted for budgets negotiated by Schwarzenegger.

Torrico said there was a misconception surrounding how the board works and its members' duties. “Every article I read, we're getting paid to attend one to two meetings a month, which is false. That's a very small part of our job,” Torrico said. “We process 25-50 cases a day, every day, every week of the year.” He said criticizing the unemployment board is equivalent to criticizing a chief executive of a company for having one to two meetings a month with a board of directors. “That's a very small part of his job,” Torrico said. “The bulk of our job is processing the cases. Without an appeals process, we're not going to get federal money.” He estimated the state has brought in $20 billion in federal unemployment money since the economy soured. Given the state's budget crisis, Torrico said he supports Brown's efforts to save money and be more efficient. But he said the governor needs to have an alternative appeals process to keep the federal money flowing. The administration said it is studying a way to handle the appeals more efficiently but does not yet have details. Board Chairman Robert Dresser did not return a telephone message, and other board members could not immediately be reached to comment. The board elimination comes as Brown tries to save the state money by consolidating agencies and eliminating commissions. Earlier this week, the governor announced combining two personnel agencies into a new California Department of Human Resources. The administration estimated that merging the State Personnel Board and the Department of Personnel Administration could save up to $5.8 million annually by eliminating as much as one-fifth of the agencies' 427 employees. A 2004 Schwarzenegger-ordered study called the California Performance Review proposed consolidating 11 agencies and 79 departments into 11 major departments while eliminating 12,000 state jobs. It said 117 of the 339 boards and commissions it examined should be eliminated to save $34 million and to trim 1,153 jobs, many paying more than $100,000 a year. Schwarzenegger targeted 88 of the boards and commissions in a January 2005 report. Yet by the time the report was issued, Schwarzenegger was already moving on to other priorities and backed off his reorganization plan. ---Associated Press writer Don Thompson contributed to this story.


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or modern-day seniors, maintaining an active lifestyle doesn’t just mean chair exercises at home or taking the dog for a walk. In fact, it would seem that the sky is the limit for the older generation; they are breaking the mold and embracing alternate forms of exercise such as yoga, hiking, biking… and dancing. That’s where sisters Susan Bostwick and Diane Tembey-Stawicki come in. Bay Area natives, born and raised in Oakland, they have traveled extensively, dancing and performing as an opening act for celebrities such as Wayne Newton, Goldie Hawn, and the Pointer Sisters. Back in the Bay Area, they are now helping others through Dublin’s Dance Network. They have created a unique act to showcase the talents of senior women (and a few men) who are proof that dancing is fun and keeps aging at bay. The Golden Follies is a long-running, high-energy Las Vegas style extravaganza featuring senior performers. Bostwick and Tembey-Stawicki co-direct and choreograph a group of women (and three gentlemen) ranging in age from 60 to 86. The theme for this year’s show will highlight famous cities, including New York, Las Vegas, Kansas City and Hollywood! The grand finale will feature a sparkling tribute to the USA, with flag-waving and tapping to memorable tunes of the ‘40s. Dancers in the show are passionate about their performances. Some, like Rosalie Reid, drive from as far away as Granite

SUBMITTED BY HEMANG JANGLE PHOTOS BY AILEEN HO Editor’s Note: In May, Fremont’s Hopkins Junior High School placed third at the National Science Bowl Competition held in Washington D.C. The goal of this educational tournament is to place a national focus on the importance on science. The team’s coach, Dr. Paul Ricks, explained that in October, 91 students at Hopkins Jr. High had tried out for spots on the school’s Science Bowl team. After students were selected, team members spent a minimum of eight hours per week studying and practicing all aspects related to science. All of this hard work is evident as Hopkins Jr. High has an exceptional record of success in Science Bowl; as regional winners in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Overall, at Nationals, the Hopkins team has earned 2nd place in 2008, 1st place in 2009, 3rd place in 2010 and again 3rd place in 2011. In his own words Hopkin’s team member, Hemang Jangle describes the National Science Bowl experience:

Bay every week. She says, “It keeps me young at heart. The Golden Follies has become a special part of my life; everyone supports each other through so many of life's experiences.” San Leandro resident, 67 year old Sandy Eggers, is the newest member of the Follies. “I am very excited to be a part of this wonderful group! The directors and the women who make up the ‘Follies Girls’ have been extremely welcoming and gracious to me. We dance side by side, whether we are 60, 70 or 80, and support one another like family. Dancing keeps us young, vital, happy and energetic, and we are so happy to share our joy of dance with our audiences!” The golden girls are talented artists who can effortlessly execute stylish choreography and “set the stage on fire with their fast-tapping feet in gorgeous and colorful costumes.” They have been rehearsing for the show since January and every one of them has attended the weekly rehearsals in Dublin and/or Hayward. An inspiration to their families and friends, their enthusiasm for dancing is a testament to an unwavering commitment to the sisters’ tutelage. Kate Belbeck may have summed it up best, “Every time I dance I'm so happy! Each week I look forward to our rehearsals. I have to drive almost 2 hours but it so well worth it. My instructors are the best and they keep me feeling young. In this harsh economy, I enjoy bringing a smile to people everywhere, including my own eight children and ten grandchildren. I want to be a Golden Follies Girl forever!”

“I am Hemang Jangle, the team’s captain, and the other members of the team include: Alvin Hsu, Alvin Kao, Kyle Liang, and Brian Mi. Our coach is Dr. Ricks, and we represent Hopkins Junior High. Recently, we competed at the National Science Bowl in Washington D.C., sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. “In the beginning of the year, we began practicing and studying for Science Bowl, after our school held tryouts for the team. To make it to the national competition, we would first have to win the regional competition, which was held in February. After long hours of studying and practice matches, our diligence paid off, as we won the regional competition without a single loss. Now, our studies intensified. Because our school has been placing in the top three for the past several years, we knew that winning nationals would be a real challenge. Again, we went into study mode for a few months and focused on our team’s weak areas. “Meanwhile, we had the responsibility of building a hydrogen fuel cell car. Although the regional competition only included the academic (buzzer for-

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Incorporated in The Golden Follies’ spectacular show will be specialty acts including the Mount Eden Marching Band, the Dance Divas, and House

(made payable to The Golden Follies). For more information, call (925) 803-9020 or (510) 785-8097, or send an email to thegoldenfollies@yahoo.com.

Blend (a group of four gentlemen a cappella singers). Get ready for some rousing entertainment as “The Golden Follies” performs at Chabot College on Sunday, May 22. Past performances have been sold out, so make sure you don’t miss out on a delightful, entertaining afternoon with The Golden Follies. General admission is $25 and must be purchased via cash or checks

The Golden Follies Sunday, May 22 2 p.m. Chabot College Performing Arts Center 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward (925) 803-9020 or (510) 785-8097 thegoldenfollies@yahoo.com Tickets: $25

In the matches, we could channel them into energy and focus, but in between matches nerves amounted to torture. In the end, our team pulled through all the scientific and “nervous” challenges and made it onto the double elimination rounds. We breezed through the first two rounds, only to find ourselves face to face with Gale Ranch again. Again, we failed to get past them and now had only one life left. “It was now that the door-die sense kicked in. We were in the top 10 for sure, but a single mistake would be pounced upon by the strong opposition we would face from now on. The next few matches were close, heated battles in which many risky decisions had to be made, and some matches even came down the last (Front row, left to right): Brian Mi, Alvin Kao, Alvin Hsu and Kyle Liang. (Back row, left to right): Hemang Jangle and Coach Paul Ricks second, or the last question. After winning a few games, mat) competition, the national match against a school from San we found ourselves in the semificompetition would involve a car Ramon, Gale Ranch Middle nals; the winner of the match race, too. Building the car was a School, to whom we lost last year would be the one to challenge very enriching experience, and and we were seeking revenge. Gale Ranch in the finals. after a lot of troubleshooting and “Unfortunately, our team “The match went to the final working with it, we finally could not succeed and came out question, but we could not win achieved a decent time. with a loss in the first round. It the match. Our opposition, Sha“Taking a red-eye flight to was a bit unsettling, but we hala Middle School from Wash[Washington] D.C., we arrived at pulled it together to beat the deington, went on to compete in nationals half awake, hitting the fending champions in the second the finals. We were all disaphay for a nap as soon as we round and won three more after pointed and sad that we did not reached the dorm room. Luckily that. The last match of the round make the finals. Personally, I was for us, the first two days we robin was close, but we lost in especially disappointed, for I was toured D.C. and socialized with the end. This meant that we on the team the previous year other teams, for the most part. would have to compete in a too, and I wanted to improve on Once the academic competition tiebreaker with five other teams the third place we received then. began, it was a bit intimidating as to ensure a spot in the double Fortunately, we weren’t allowed our division had very strong elimination part. to dote on our depressing teams, with four of the seven fin“Since the tiebreaker took some thoughts for long. Our team was ishing in the top five last year. time to set up, our nerves were required to present the design The first round was a grudge roaring lions sequestered in a cage. document we prepared in conjunction with the car. With that, we ended our day of the academic competition. “The next day, the hydrogen fuel cell car race was held but our car would not run at optimum speed, and we did not qualify for the double elimination heats. After that, we watched the rest of the race, the finals and award ceremony the next day, and came back home. All in all, it was a great experience, and we had a lot of fun throughout the whole event, whether in the heat of battle, or making adjustments to the car. Now, my goal is to return to nationals next year and not get third place, but the championship.”

Kyle Liang, Brian Mi, Alvin Kao, Hemang Jangle, Alvin Hsu, and Paul Ricks


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Scott E. Leavitt RESIDENT OF HAYWARD September 30, 1970 – April 24, 2011

Jerold D. Tippetts RESIDENT OF OROVILLE December 13, 1932 –May 3, 2011

Roy J. Frase RESIDENT OF RIPON July 23, 1927 – May 10, 2011

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Lewis D. Barnes RESIDENT OF WATSONVILLE September 5, 1924 – May 4, 2011

Bernice Kiersted RESIDENT OF FREMONT July 14, 1925 – April 28, 2011

Walter Brandle RESIDENT OF FREMONT March 18, 1921 – April 28, 2011

RESIDENT OF FREMONT May 17, 1920 – May 11, 2011

Lida F. Mar RESIDENT OF FREMONT May 2, 1929 – May 11, 2011

Francisco Martins RESIDENT OF NEWARK March 24, 1924 – May 11, 2011

John T. Richard, Jr. RESIDENT OF FREMONT October 10, 1943 – May 11, 2011

Robert E. Ralston RESIDENT OF UNION CITY December 10, 1922 – May 13, 2011

Jamie A. Escobedo RESIDENT OF UNION CITY December 30, 1932 – May 14, 2011

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Ohlone College Appoints New Trustee SUBMITTED BY GOSIA GIZYCKI Vivien Larsen was appointed as the newest member of the Ohlone College Board of Trustees, representing Newark, at the May 11, 2011 meeting. Larsen is a former high school counselor at Newark Memorial who has been instrumental in helping many students transition to college and implement high school to career pathways into various STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. Her career, spanning over 30 years, has been largely involved with education and community and public service. She has been involved in Avanzando, a group that was formed in 2008, to advance and empower Latino youth, their families and their community. Larsen played a vital role in the preparation of the City of Newark Master Plan and East Bay Regional Parks Master Plan which she feels gives her insight in “strategically planning for the future.” Ms. Larsen replaces trustee Bill McMillin who passed away in March after a long battle with cancer.

MOJAVE, California (AP), May 04 - Virgin Galactic says it has achieved another glide-test milestone in its effort to carry tourists into space. The company said Wednesday its commercial vehicle dubbed SpaceShipTwo successfully performed a key maneuver in which its twin tail booms were rotated upward at a right angle to the fuselage before safely landing. SpaceShipTwo is undergoing rigorous testing over California's Mojave Desert before it begins carrying paying passengers. During the test flight, the craft did not fire its rocket engine to go into space. Instead, a mothership lifted it to 50,000 feet (15,200 meters) where it was released and put its tail booms in the so-called ``feathered'' position to maximize aerodynamic drag. The reconfiguration will be a critical part of the spaceship's descent after suborbital trips into space.

Cellphone 'pocket dials' 911, NY suspects caught AP WIRE SERVICE CLAY, N.Y. (AP), May 04 - An illtimed, inadvertent 911 call led police to three larceny suspects overheard planning break-ins in upstate New York. Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh says police already looking for a suspicious person got the unlikely assist when one of the men "pocket dialed" his cellphone's emergency number while driving near the scene of an earlier heist. As a dispatcher relayed the conver-

sation to deputies, the men discussed their plans, described their surroundings and even commented, "there go the cops now." Walsh says that was enough for a deputy to turn around and stop the Kia Sportage full of tools stolen from a business in the Syracuse suburb of Clay. The dispatcher then heard the driver being asked for his license and registration. The men arrested April 26 face grand larceny and stolen property charges.


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BY MONA SHAH Booked for a hometown run, Fremont native writer-director Jeremy M. Inman's first feature "Super Hero Party Clown" is full of dynamic storytelling and drama.

The film follows Eugene Stimpson, a part-time superhero searching for love. Eugene plays Arachnid-Man at birthday parties, a not-so-glamorous job that is more than a little embarrassing. When Eugene's dream girl Emily expresses interest, he can't seem to bring himself to reveal his secret identity. Eugene's problems multiply when his childhood nemesis and romantic competition, Todd, gets a job playing a rival superhero. With the help of his party clown sidekick Garth, Eugene must maintain his secret identity long enough to remove Todd from the picture and reveal himself as the real hero. “I think everyone can relate to Eugene’s struggle – how do I balance the thing that I love with the person that I love? How do people reconcile the conflicting aspects of their life and still come out without compromising their ethics? In a lot of ways the movie is about insecurity,” explains Inman.

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Wrapped around all of this is something as ridiculous as spandex. You wind up with something all at once funny, touching, poignant and human. At its core is a very real friendship between Eugene and Garth, a need for heroes in any form, and a story

about how one young man reconciles the two halves of his life that have forced him to hide behind a mask. Add in a healthy dose of comic book reference and action, and you get a true to life indie blockbuster, where battles between good and evil are fought at a series of backyard birthday parties. “Super Hero Party Clown” recently premiered as an official selection at the Cinequest 2011 Film Festival to excellent reviews. It is scheduled for a limited release run at the Camera 3 Cinema in downtown San Jose, with screenings starting May 18. Information about the film, including the trailer, can be found at superheropartyclown.com. Super Hero Party Clown Starring (Fremont natives): Randy J. Blair and Zack Sutherland; also starring Shelby Barnes, Adam Sessa, and Cynthia Abrams, and introducing Phillip Silva and James Dean. Screenings: May 18, 7:30 p.m. May 19, 9:00 p.m. May 21, 9:00 p.m. Camera (Downtown San Jose) 288 S. Second Street, San Jose Runtime: 84 mins.

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