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February 3, 2012

Vol. 11 No. 10

BY WILLIAM MARSHAK

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“new” train is about to make a permanent stop near the mouth of Niles Canyon in Fremont. Workmen are busy at the intersection of Mowry Avenue and Mission Boulevard installing a steam locomotive and railcar

replica in front of the Niles Station Apartments. The steam train sculpture is the result of efforts between renowned artist Mario Chiodo and local resident/historian, Lila Bringhurst. Rail transportation holds an extremely important place in the past and present history of

the Tri-City area; Niles Canyon was an important link of the Transcontinental Railroad. Farm goods were transported throughout the Bay Area and beyond by a vast network of rails. The practical application

INDEX

Mind Twisters . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Movie Theater List . . . . . . . . . 8

Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Obituary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Places of Worship . . . . . . . . . 36

It’s a date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

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Public Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . 20


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in a fabulous original watercolor painting for your special someone this Valentine’s Day at The Fremont Art Association’s Valentine Boutique Raffle. This special painting, entitled “The Last Chocolate” was graciously donated by

award-winning FAA member artist, Grace Rankin, to raise funds to help cover the operational cost of the new Fremont Art Centre located in the old historic town of Niles-Fremont. The artisan boutique, featuring a variety of unique, original hand-crafted Valentine gifts, is on now through the end of February at The Fremont Art Centre, 37697 Niles Boulevard (corner of J Street). Hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please come in to view this wonderful painting and do your Valentine shopping—parking is easy and ample. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. You can also receive free tickets with your purchase of Valentine items of $20 or more—the higher the purchase, the more free tickets you will receive. The winning number will be drawn on Sunday, February 12 at 3:30 p.m., just in time for Valentine’s. For questions, please call the centre, (510) 792-0905 or visit www.FremontArtAssociation.org.

February 3, 2012

“The Last Chocolate” by Grace Rankin

Come to Niles and Support Your Local Artists! Valentine Boutique Raffle Now through February 29 Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Drawing: Sunday, February 12, 3:30 p.m. The Fremont Art Centre 37697 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 792-0905 www.FremontArtAssociation.org

Contact: Andy Buchanan or Tracy Cressio

42011 Boscell Road, Fremont www.thesaddlerack.com (510) 979-0477


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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 and Thursday, Feb 2 - Apr 19

Friday, Feb 3

Fit for Life Program $

7 p.m.

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Performance by comedian Steven Pearl. Tickets include hors d'oeuvres. No host bar

Improve health: exercise, nutrition and health management Thursday, Feb 2 - Dec 20

Metastatic Cancer Support Group

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Support group for individuals coping with advanced cancer. Open to the community, no charge, no registra-

tion required. First and Third Thursday of each month, ongoing Kaiser Permanente 3555 Whipple Road, Union City (510) 784-6055

Thursday, Feb 2 - Jun 7

Breast Cancer Support Group

Fremont Senior Center 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont (510) 790-6600 Friday, Feb 3

Washington on Wheels Mobile Health Clinic

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Provides health check-ups, health screenings, immunizations, occupational medicine and health education

for children and adults. Free and reduced cost service for those who qualify. Washington Hospital Main Lobby 2000 Mowry Ave., Fremont (510) 797-1111

7:15 - 9 p.m. For women who have survived or are living with breast cancer

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Sharon Marshak

FEATURES Julie Grabowski

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Saturday, Feb 4

William Tillman: the Union's first Black Hero

Palma Ceia Baptist Church 28605 Ruus Rd., Hayward (510) 489-5366

EDUCATION Miriam G. Mazliach

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Saturday, Feb 4 & Monday, Feb 6 Fremont Unified School District Community Meeting 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Sat 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mon Long-term facilities planning Irvington High School Valhalla Theatre 41800 Blacow Rd., Fremont (510) 590-7510

Black History Month program celebrates a Civil War hero

PUBLISHER EDITOR IN CHIEF William Marshak

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Sharon Marshak

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

5 - 7 p.m.

First Thursday of each month Washington Hospital Women's Center Conference Room 2500 Mowry Ave, Fremont (510) 608-1356

PRODUCTION Ramya Raman

Comedy Night 2012 $

SPORTS REPORTERS Biff Jones Gary van den Heuvel David Nicolas Sanjna Shukla Kevin Yin

GOVERNMENT Simon Wong

DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Gerry Johnston

TRAVEL & DINING Denny Stein

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS Karin Diamond Margaret Fuentes

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Subscribe. Call 510-494-1999 or sign up on our web site www.tricityvoice.com.

Sunday, Feb 5 Gala Celebrating the Arts $ 2 p.m. Performances by Greg Biles, Fremont Tappers, Tri-Cities Children's Choir MacGregor/Bridgepoint School Auditorium 35653 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 793-5683

Friday, Feb 10 - Sunday, Feb 26

Fremont Art Association Showcase 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Art of Carol Pulliam and Mary Sullivan

Fremont Art Association 37695 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 792-9290

Sunday, Feb 5

Celebrating the Arts

1 p.m. Entertainment and complimentary refreshments

MacGregor/Bridgepoint School Auditorium 35653 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 793-5683 Thursday, Feb 9 Lunch Bucket Paradise 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Author Fred Setterberg discusses growing up in the 1950's and 1960's Newark Branch Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave., Newark (510) 795-2627

ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Lou Messina BOOKKEEPING Vandana Dua PHOTOGRAPHERS Don Jedlovec Mike Heightchew REPORTERS Janet Grant Philip Holmes Catherine Kirch Susana Nunez

Suzanne Ortt Praveena Raman Mauricio Segura Angie Wang Jessica Noel Waymire WEB MASTER Venkat Raman, RAMAN CONSULTING LEGAL COUNSEL Stephen F. Von Till, Esq.

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City Council Appoints Gus Morrison as New Mayor SUBMITTED BY CITY OF FREMONT At the Jan. 30 Special City Council meeting, the Fremont City Council appointed Gus Morrison as Fremont’s new mayor to fill the vacancy in the Office of the Mayor after Mayor Bob Wasserman passed away on Dec. 29, 2011. Mayor Morrison was sworn into office on Jan. 31. He will serve as mayor for approximately 10 months until the results of the Nov. 6, 2012, General Municipal Election are certified. The Fremont City Council received 14 applications from Fremont residents to fill the vacancy in the Office of the Mayor. At the Jan. 23 Special City Council meeting, the Council ranked the top six candidates to interview at the Jan. 30 Special Council meeting. After interviews were conducted, Councilmembers ranked each candidate. Mayor Morrison received the lowest score from the Council, which means he was ranked highest among the candidates. Applicant Gus Morrison Dirk Lorenz David Bonaccorsi Daniel Wilkowsky Beth Hoffman Don Driggs

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Enjoy Friday Night BINGO at SACBC BINGO

The Third Annual Transition Information Night for high school students with disabilities (and their parents) will be held on February 8, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the Teen Center located in Central Park in Fremont. During this event, representatives from a variety of community agencies and schools will provide information to help plan next steps after high school. Making good decisions requires having information and by attending this event, you can accomplish that first step. Hope to see you there! Light refreshments will be served.

FREE Tax Preparation Services for Eligible Households making $50,000 or Less

Fremont Family Resource 5:00 pm – DOORS OPEN 6:30 pm - WARM-UP BINGO GAMES – Payout $150 7:00 pm - REGULAR BINGO GAMES – Payout $250 FLASHBOARD GAMES that pay as much as $1,199 *Lightening * Pull Tabs * Door Prizes * Snack Bar * Bingo played on paper, no machines

Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church 32975 Alvarado Niles Rd (cross street: Dowe Ave) Union City 510-471-2581 www.sacbc.org/bingo

Center - VITA Program 39155 Liberty Street Fremont, CA 94538 1/25/12 to 4/16/12 M-W-F Closed President's Day 2/20/12 Mon. & Wed. 4 to 8 p.m. Fri. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment needed Go to

www.fremont.gov/frc for more info


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Tri-City Voice Newspaper Needs Your Help We need you to vote for us Sign our petition on change.org http://www.change.org/petitions/tri-city-voice-newspaper-needs-help-bay-area-news-groupmedianews-is-trying-to-put-us-out-of-business The courts do not believe that people care about local independent community newspapers. We need to go back to court with enough names to show community support. The Bay Area News Group, MediaNews (which includes Oakland Tribune, Hayward Review, The Argus, Milpitas Post, Fremont Bulletin, San Jose Mercury and many other Bay Area newspapers) is trying to put Tri-City Voice Newspaper out of business. This is about corporate greed and maintaining a monopoly. What they do not own and control they want to crush.

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We have over 1,027 signatures on change.org and over 2,073 have signed a petition at our office and in the community. We need more signatures. You can come

Tri-Cities League of Volunteers and the Newark Arts Council present the 23rd Annual Gala Celebrating the Arts on Sunday, February 5. Enjoy performances by Greg Biles on guitar and vocal, Dixie Dominus of Fremont Christian School Dixieland Band, the Fremont Tappers, and The Tri-Cities Children’s Choir. There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students 12 to 18, and $3 for children. Doors open at 1 p.m. with performances beginning at 2 p.m. Complimentary

to our office for a petition and help us get more names. We need letters of support from clubs and organizations and more subscribers.

refreshments will be served at intermission. For more information, call (510) 793-5683 or visit www.lov.org. Gala Celebrating the Arts Sunday, February 5 2 p.m. MacGregor/Bridgepoint School Auditorium 35753 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 793-5683 www.lov.org

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Washington Hospital Service League Offers Scholarship Opportunities

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or today’s students, financing college can mean having to cobble together funds from many different sources: loans, subsidized and unsubsidized; part-time work; parental help—and scholarships. Fortunately, the Washington Hospital Service League offers a chance for eligible students residing in the Washington Township Health Care District to receive some much-needed financial assistance. The Washington Hospital Service League awards two scholarships annually to students in the Washington Township Health Care District—which includes Fremont, Newark, Union City, and parts of South Hayward and unincorporated Sunol—who are pursuing studies in a health-related field. The scholarships are awarded each year to graduating high school seniors and/or current college students. Kathy Hunt, Chief of Organization Development at Washington Hospital, says the purpose of scholarships like the ones the Service League offers is simple. “Today’s students will be tomorrow’s clinicians,” she points out. “If those students return to the Fremont area, they could very well end up working for Washington Hospital. The hospital is a strong supporter of education, and this scholarship is one of the ways we help support students’ endeavors and career goals.” And ultimately, the scholarship is another way of improving the health and wellness of Washington Township Health Care District residents.

“The Hospital mission speaks to providing educational resources and maintaining and improving the health of the residents,” Hunt says. “By providing scholarships, we hopefully help students with their education goals, and in turn they may be able to give back to the community by providing health care to the residents of the Tri-City area.” Each scholarship is for $1,000 per year and is renewable each year for three additional years as long as the student remains in a health-related program. In addition, the student must continuously remain in good standing with a 2.5 GPA or higher. The scholarship is limited to four years. Gail Tomita, the scholarship’s chairman, points out that typically the Service League is able to offer a single one-time $1,000 scholarship each year, but this year it will offer two.To qualify for the Service League Scholarship, an applicant must: • Be a U.S. citizen and reside in the Washington Township Health Care District; • Be age 22 or younger as of December 31, 2012; • Be accepted into an accredited school, college, or university offering a bachelor’s or higher degree in a health-related field; • Be a full time student; • Contribute to the community by accruing at least 100 hours of volunteer service or working in a health-related field. Gail Tomita, the scholarship’s chairman, points out that in addition to the renewable four-year scholarship, the Service League will also award a one-time $1,000 scholarship to one local student. Tomita says she became a Service

League volunteer because she wanted to give back. “I had retired, and I had been a patient at Washington Hospital many years ago,” she says. “I had many friends who worked there, and I inquired about volunteering because I wanted to get involved.��� Since the scholarship’s inception, the Service League has donated more than $250,000 in scholarship money which has helped more than 120 students fulfill their dreams of going to college. For more information about this scholarship program, please call the Service League office at (510) 791-3465. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is Sunday, April 1. Other scholarship opportunities In addition to the scholarships funded by the Service League, three separate Washington Hospital organizations offer scholarships to eligible students. These departments include the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation, Washington Hospital’s Medical Staff, and the Washington Hospital Employees’ Association. The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation offers two scholarships annually in the memory of former Washington Hospital Medical Staff physicians. The Steven P. Mitchell, M.D. Scholarship and The Franco Beretta, M.D. Scholarship are both in the amount of $2,500. Each of these two scholarships is awarded to a college student who is pursuing a medical degree.

Alexander Prucha (left) received a health career scholarship from the Washington Hospital Service League in 2010. Each year, four separate Washington Hospital organizations award 14 different scholarships.To download an application or to learn more about each specific scholarship, visit www.whhs.com/community/scholarship-opportunities.

All applicants must be enrolled in or have proof of acceptance to an accredited U.S. medical school. The students must be a resident or former resident of the Washington Township Health Care District or have significant ties to the district. To learn more information about these scholarships, please call the foundation at (510) 791-3428. The Washington Hospital Medical Staff offers seven scholarships each year to students residing in the district who are pursuing careers in the health sciences field. • Employee Scholarships – Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to Washington Hospital employees pursuing additional education. • High School/College Student Scholarships – Any student entering a health science field or college students currently enrolled can apply for the Washington Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship ($1,500), Robert Foley, M.D., Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) and the Devorah Taghioff Scholarship ($1,000). • Nursing Scholarships – A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the nursing program at San Jose

State University and another $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an Ohlone College nursing student. For applications or additional information about the scholarship program, call the Medical Staff office at (510) 791-3446. The Washington Hospital Employees’ Association (WHEA) offers a $2,000 annual scholarship. The Don Pickinpaugh Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a dependent of a Washington Hospital employee. Applicants must be either a graduating high school student or college student who plans to attend an accredited community college or university. For more information about the WHEA Scholarship, please call Mike Rogers at (510) 608-1320.

Download a Scholarship Application Please visit www.whhs.com/community/scholarship-opportunities to download a scholarship application and to learn more information about the numerous scholarships that are offered through the organizations in the Washington Township Health Care District family.


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SUBMITTED BY EAM LO Purple Lotus School, a WASC Accredited Private School is holding an Open House for grades 1 – 8, on the following dates: Saturday, February 11 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 25 at 10 a.m.

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TCV Astrologer completes e-book

Purple Lotus School Open House Saturday, Feb 11 & 25: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb 15: 7 p.m. 33615 9th Street, Union City www.purplelotusschool.org (510) 516-1269 info@purplelotusschool.org

Vivian Carol, Professional Astrologer and Counselor, has completed an e-book: Birthing a New Paradigm: 2012 and beyond. Major topics include a discussion of the Mayan Calendar and Dec. 21, 2012, how to move into the new paradigm, and a discussion of the symbols and the archetypes that will shape the years 2012 - 2016. More information can be found at: http://www.horoscopesbyvivian.com

Bonus: Grand Prize drawing for all ticket holders!

Dinner is “all you can eat”: Tossed green salad, pasta with meat or vegetarian sauce, baked garlic bread, fresh, cracked Dungeness crab and red/white wine. Gift baskets, CASH, gift cards & more will be raffled! A DJ and dancing will round out the evening. All proceeds benefit the IHS soccer program.

Crab Feed Saturday, Feb 4 6 p.m. Newark Pavilion 6430 Thornton Ave., Newark (510) 656-5711 jmenke@fremont.k12.ca.us $40 tax free donation per ticket

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The Grey (R) Fri. & Sat. 11:00, 12:30, 1:45, 3:15, 4:30, 6:00, 7:15, Dawn of the Space Age (NR) 8:45, 10:00, 11:30 Fri. & Sat. 4:30 P.M. Sun. - Tue. & Thu. 11:00, 12:30, 1:45, Chronicle (PG–13) Fri. & Sat. Cosmos 360 (NR) Fri. & Sat. 12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45, 10:55 3:15, 4:30, 6:00, 7:15, 8:45, 10:00 6:30, 8:30 Fri. & Sat. 11:00, 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, Wed. 11:00, 12:30, 1:45, 3:15, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00 9:50, 12:01 The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (NR) Fri. Sun. - Thu. 12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45 Agneepath (NR) Fri. - Thu. Sun. - Thu. 11:00, 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 11:40, 3:20, 7:00, 10:40 Wed. & Thu. 11:00, 12:00 7:40, 9:50 Sat. & Sun. 12:30, 2:30 (PG) Fri. - Thu. 1:55, 7:45 Tales of the Maya Skies (NR) One for the Money(PG–13) Hugo 3D Fri. & Sat. 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20, The Adventures of Fri. 10:00, 1:00, 3:30, 7:30 11:40 Sat. 1:30, 3:30, 7:30 (PG) Fri. & Sat. 2:00, Sun. - Thu. 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20 Tintin 3D Sun. 1:30, 3:30 7:10, 12:20 Hugo(PG) Fri. - Thu. 11:00, 4:50, Sun. - Thu. 2:00, 7:10 Wed. & Thu. 10:00, 1:00, 3:00 10:40 Dinosaurs Alive! (NR) Fri. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Beauty and the Beast 3D (G) 11:00, 12:00 Fri. & Sat. 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30, 11:50 Chipwrecked (G) Fri. & Sat. Mysteries of Egypt (NR) Sun. - Thu. 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:40, 12:05 Fri. 1:00 P.M. To Be an Astronaut (NR) Sun. - Thu. 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:40 Underworld: Sherlock Holmes: A Game Awakening 3D (R) Fri. & Sat. Fri. 10:00 A.M. of Shadows (PG–13)Fri. - Thu. 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:00, 9:15, 11:30 Sun. - Thu. 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:00, 9:15 11:00, 4:45, 10:25

Hugo 3D (PG) Fri. - Thu. 1:45, 7:35 Underworld: Awakening 3D (R) Fri. - Wed. The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG)Fri. - Tue. & Thu. 12:15, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 The Metropolitan Opera: 2:25, 7:35 Wed. 2:25 The Enchanted Island Beauty and the Beast 3D (G) Encore (NR) Wed. 6:30 Fri. - Thu. 11:20, 1:40, 4:00, 6:35, 9:00 Journey 2: The Mysterious Underworld: Island (PG) Thu. 12:01 Journey 2: The Mysterious Awakening 3D (R) Fri. - Thu. 2:55, 5:25, 8:00, 10:20 Island 3D (PG) Thu. 12:01 Star Wars: Episode I -- The The Metropolitan Opera: One for the Money(PG–13) Phantom Menace 3D (PG) The Enchanted Island Encore (NR) Wed. 6:30 Thu. 12:01 Fri. - Wed. 11:10, 1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 10:20 Star Wars: Episode I -- The Alvin and the Chipmunks: Phantom Menace 3D (PG) Chipwrecked (G) Fri. - Wed.

The Woman in Black(PG–13) Fri. - Wed. 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:25, 10:50 Fri. - Wed. 11:30, 1:55, 4:30, 7:20, 9:45 Thu. 11:30, 1:55, 4:30, 7:20, 9:45 Thu. 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:25, 10:50

Fri. & Sat. 11:00, 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8:00, 10:15, 12:30 Fri. - Wed. 11:25, 2:00, 4:40, 7:15, 10:10 Sun. - Wed. 11:00, 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8:00, 10:15 Big Miracle (PG) Fri. - Wed. Thu. 11:00, 1:15, 3:30 11:15, 1:50, 4:25, 7:10, 10:00 Chronicle (PG–13) Fri. - Wed. Haywire (R)Fri. & Sat. 12:00, 2:20, 11:00, 12:05, 1:15, 2:20, 3:30, 4:35, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20, 11:40 5:45, 7:00, 8:00, 9:15, 10:15 Sun. - Thu. 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20 The Woman in Black(PG–13) Fri. - Wed. 11:30, 12:45, 2:00, 3:15, Red Tails (PG–13) Fri. & Sat. 4:30, 5:40, 7:00, 8:05, 9:35, 10:30 11:00, 12:30, 1:50, 3:20, 4:40, 6:10, 9:00, 10:20, 11:50 The Grey (R) Fri. - Wed. 11:15, 7:30, Sun. - Thu. 11:00, 12:30, 1:50, 3:20, 12:35, 2:00, 3:20, 4:50, 6:00, 7:35, 4:40, 6:10, 7:30, 9:00, 10:20 9:00, 10:20 Beauty and the Beast 3D (G) Man on a Ledge (PG–13) Fri. & Sat. 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30, Fri. - Wed. 11:20, 1:40, 4:05 12:01 Underworld: Awakening 3D (R) Fri. - Wed. Sun. - Thu. 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 10:15 Big Miracle (PG) Fri. & Sat. 11:15, 12:30, 1:50, 3:05, 4:25, 5:40, 7:00, 8:15, 9:35, 10:50, 12:10 Sun. - Thu. 11:15, 12:30, 1:50, 3:05, 4:25, 5:40, 7:00, 8:15, 9:35

Man on a Ledge (PG–13)

Mission: Impossible -- Ghost The Metropolitan Opera: Protocol(PG–13)Fri. - Thu. 1:15, The Enchanted Island 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 Encore (NR) Wed. 6:30 The Adventures of Tintin(PG) Star Wars: Episode I -- The Fri. - Thu. 11:25, 4:35 We Bought a Zoo (PG) Fri. - Phantom Menace 3D (PG) Thu. 11:00, 1:55, 4:50, 7:45, 10:40

Thu. 12:01

Thu. 12:02 Extremely Loud & 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40 Thu. 12:01 Incredibly Close (PG–13) Fri. National Theatre Live: Thu. 12:01 Joyful Noise (PG–13) Fri. - Thu. 11:00, 1:55, 4:50, 7:45, 10:40 Travelling Light (NR)Thu. 7:00 Wed. 11:05, 1:50, 4:35, 7:25, 10:10 Joyful Noise (PG–13)Fri. - Thu. National Theatre Live: Journey 2: The Mysterious Contraband (R) Fri. - Wed. 2:00, 7:40 Travelling Light (NR)Thu. 7:00 11:10, (PG) Thu. 12:02 Island 1:45, 4:20, 7:30, 10:05 Contraband (R) Fri. & Sat. Journey 2: The Mysterious Underworld: Awakening (R) 11:15, 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35, 12:10 Journey 2: The Mysterious Fri. - Wed. 11:20, 4:00, 9:00 Sun. - Thu. 11:15, 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35 Island 3D (PG) Thu. 12:01 Island 3D (PG) Thu. 12:05


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Voter profile feature released to public SUBMITTED BY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS DAVE MACDONALD The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has launched a new online “Voter Profile” feature that allows registered voters in the County to review all aspects of their voter status with the click of a button. The new feature is available at the Registrar of Voters website at: www.acgov.org/rov. Alameda County is believed to be the first county in California to offer this voter-friendly online feature, which allows voters to quickly review and update key aspects of their voter status with Alameda County. The Voter Profile is available in five languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. By typing in their address and date of birth, users of the new feature will be able to quickly access their Voter Profile, which allows them to: • Learn if their registration is current • Verify their political party affiliation; the Voter Profile also provides easy information on how to change this affiliation if desired • Find the date they registered to vote in Alameda County • See if they are registered to vote-by-mail • See the preferred language in which they are signed up to receive voting materials. The new website allows the voter to easily change their preferred language if they choose to do so

• Find how they are signed up to receive sample ballots and other key elections materials. The website also allows voters to easily change how they prefer to receive these elections materials. The voter profile also lists all federal, State and local districts in which the voter is eligible to cast a vote. During election season, the feature also lists the date of the next election and the location of the voter’s registered polling place. ”Some of this information has been available previously through our website, but this new feature allows the voter to review all key aspects of their voting status in one central place,’’ said Dave Macdonald, Alameda County Registrar of Voters. “Sometimes long periods of time pass between elections, and in this interim period a person’s circumstances may change. We feel this is a useful service to the voter in that it will allow them to quickly review and, if necessary, make changes to the way they will participate in an upcoming election.’’ To learn more about the online Voter Profile feature, call the Registrar of Voters office at (510) 272-6933 or go to www.acgov.org/rov. 1225 Fallon Street • OaklandCalifornia 94612-4283 (510) 272-6973 Fax (510) 272-6982 TDD (510) 208-4967

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Marriage

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Obituaries

Niels C. Nielsen Welton Duffey, Jr. RESIDENT OF NEWARK January 20, 1925 - January 16, 2012

Henry Obituary Rodriguez, Jr.

Joyce F. Hiram

RESIDENT OF FREMONT February 20, 1959 - January 23, 2012

RESIDENT OF UNION CITY June 24, 1945 - January 23, 2012

Michael J. Whitener “Whitey” RESIDENT OF SUNOL February 28, 1955 - January 25, 2012

Alexander “Alex” M. Roberts

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occur during the cycle of life in our community. In order to give a broad and fair opportunity for all citizens to be recognized, a basic listing is offered at no cost. Such announcements may include births, deaths, marriages, anniversaries, bar/bat mitzvah, Quinceañera, etc. Many cultures celebrate different milestones in life and this list will be as inclusive as possible.

RESIDENT OF FREMONT January 11, 1992 - January 29, 2012

Marie M. Slade RESIDENT OF FREMONT October 24, 1922 - January 29, 2012

Dianne S. Sowers RESIDENT OF FREMONT July 27, 1952 - January 29, 2012

William Tomlin Please contact TCV at (510) 494-1999 or email tricityvoice@aol.com for submissions or further information. Free listings are limited to residents and families of the Greater Tri-City Area.

Julie A. Frary RESIDENT OF FREMONT May 6, 1975 - January 23, 2012

RESIDENT OF UNION CITY July 24, 1971 - January 22, 2012

ife Cornerstones will acknowledge important events that

RESIDENT OF FREMONT June 25, 1914 - January 23, 2012

RESIDENT OF FREMONT March 12, 1925 - January 29, 2012

Mary Louise Tucker RESIDENT OF FREMONT November 19, 1919 - January 30, 2012

Radha Kishen Kaul RESIDENT OF SAN JOSE April 13, 1927 - January 31, 2012

Maria E. Merrill RESIDENT OF FREMONT February 2, 1916 - February 1, 2012

Kevin J. Brown

Lynn L. Purvis RESIDENT OF FREMONT October 29, 1932 - January 24, 2012

Earl A. Morgensen RESIDENT OF MOUNTAIN VIEW May 11,1928 - January 27, 2012

Ismail Khawaja RESIDENT OF HAYWARD August 11, 1963 - January 30, 2012

Yoke Sin Saw RESIDENT OF FREMONT March 16, 1917- January 31, 2012

Eugene Toy RESIDENT OF FREMONT August 14, 1952 - January 31, 2012

Charles K. Cook RESIDENT OF SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO June 16, 1955 - January 31, 2012

Nancy Mc Andrews RESIDENT OF FREMONT September 7, 1936 - February 2, 2012

Joseph Gonzales RESIDENT OF FREMONT November 28, 1938 - February 2, 2012

George Najarian RESIDENT OF ALAMO February 7, 1932 - February 2, 2012

Berge • Pappas • Smith

Fremont Chapel of the Roses FD1007 (510) 797-1900 1940 Peralta Blvd., Fremont

Chapel of the Angels (510) 656-1226 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont


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Social networking safety tips SUBMITTED BY NEWARK POLICE DEPARTMENT It is no question that social networking websites are expanding rapidly every day. With a growing trend of sharing yourself more and more online, safety is often overlooked. Setting forth some safety guidelines will benefit users of social networks, including parents and children. •Review the website’s safety notifications, standards, and learn how to report violating content. Most often, this information will be disclosed at the registration phase; otherwise, it might be noted at the bottom of the site. Safety information aims to educate users about the function of their web site in regard to Internet safety. •Talk to your children about social networking and privacy of information. Discuss what information is private versus public, what pictures are appropriate to post, and how to decline requests to meet people. •Understand that people are not always who they claim they are. You wouldn’t reveal your personal de-

tails to just anyone, would you? Don’t post it on your profile unless you want everyone (including bad people) to see it. Don’t agree to meet anyone unless you specifically know that person. •Parents, if you learn of your child's intent to meet someone based on an online interaction, intervene immediately! This is not a safe practice! If you wish to meet someone, do it safely. This discretion can be a difficult one to judge, but if you choose to meet someone online, make sure you do so in a safe location. Select a place that is public, indoors, safe, and provides either of you the option of “running errands” if you wish to not meet. Bring a friend with you just to be safe. •Be careful: social networking is a double-edged sword. It is okay to have fun and connect with other people on social networks, but just be alert to the fact that criminals may prey on others. Take precautions to prevent possible negative outcomes. •Set your profile to ‘Private’ in order to screen outsiders. Most social networks will permit you to

change settings to prevent outside individuals from viewing your profile. This enables you to reach out to others with whom you are friends, but excludes incoming profile requests. It is strongly suggested that parents enforce rules that their children’s profiles remain private. •Maintain your computer’s defenses. As a general precaution, it is important to make sure you have an updated anti-virus, firewall, antispyware, and operating system. Advertisements on some social networking sites contain malicious codes and can infect your computer system. •Don’t get “phished.” Phishing is a common tactic of spammers to compromise some else’s account and send messages purporting their products. Take a moment to understand how to properly login to the social network. Don’t click links you didn’t ask for or expect. If a link prompts you to log in again, it is most likely a phishing scam. There are many other resources to help you learn more about Internet safety. One such resource can be found at http://www.connectsafely.org.

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10 lines/$10/ 10 Weeks $50/Year Rotary Club of Niles We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM Washington Hospital West 2500 Mowry Ave. Conrad Anderson Auditorium, Fremont www.nilesrotary.org

(510) 739-1000

Friendship Force Quarterly meetings Homestays abroad Hosting visitors “Changing the way you see the world” www.ffsfba.org www.thefriendshipforce.org 510-794-6844

Kiwanis Club of Fremont meets every Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Newark/Fremont Hilton. Call Elise Balgley (510) 693-4524 for information.

Sons in Retirement Branch 59

Country Club of Washington Township Women’s Club First Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm October through June St. James Episcopal Church 37051 Cabrillo Terrace (off Thornton Ave., Fremont) maryingold06@sbcglobal.net 510-656-2521 FREMONT FROSTERS CAKE DECORATORS CLUB 45TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR Meeting, Demo, & Sharing 2nd Monday of Month - 7PM At Christ the King Church 1301 Mowry Ave., Fremont Visit Fremontfrosters.com Fremontfrosters@gmail.com Contact Linda 510-794-7002

Six Bay Area meetings and Field trips per year Info at 510-276-7520 www.sshsa.org

Free, monthly one-hour tour Abode Services housing site Hear resident stories Learn how you can help homeless individuals/families. (510) 657-7409 x203 or visit www.abodeservices.org Because everyone should have a home. A.M.A.C. The new Conservative AARP.Now over 200,000 members. ATTENTION-Lions, Rotary, TEA, VFW, American Legion, SIRS. Speakers available. Call to schd., Jan-April 510-938-1118 amacwest@aol.com Association of Mature American Citizens’ Go to our Website www.amac.us

Fremont Cribbage Club Friends of Heirloom Flowers Garden Club Garden party every Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – Noon at Shinn Park & Arboretum 1251 Peralta Blvd., Fremont Novice to experienced gardeners are welcomed. Social hour afterwards at Sim Cottage.

Retired men who enjoy leisure time with new friends & activities. Lunch & Speaker once a month Newark Pavillion third Thursday - No Dues No Fundraising Call 1-877-747-9066 Visit www.sirinc.org

Golden Gate Chapter Steamship Historical Society

Homeless Solutions

Tues-Beginners-No Entry Fee Wed-Advanced $11 Entry Fee 100% Pay Back Top Winners 6:15pm Round Table Pizza 37480 Fremont Blvd. cribbagegr43@yahoo.com Or call Tracy 510-793-6472 American Cribbage Congress www.cribbage.org

New Fremont Chess Club www.newfremontchessclub.org

• Unrated, Bi-Monthly Cash Blitz Tournaments • Expert Lectures • Summer Camps • Casual Games & Blitz All Ages - Fridays - 8-11pm 3375 Country Dr., Fremont 510-623-9935

Serious Mental Illness Unnion City Football & Cheer League Season 2012 For more information call Colt Hotline 510-441-8235 or Check our our website www.ucflcolts.org We are also looking for Cheer and Football Coaches

FREE 12 week course for caregivers of someone with serious mental illness Sat., Jan 7, 2012 - 9-11:30am Fremont, Registration required. call Joe Rose 510-378-1578 Email: joerose707@yahoo.com http://NAMI-f2f.blogspot.com

510-494-1999 tricityvoice@aol.com Shout out to your community Our readers can post information including: Activities Announcements For sale Garage sales Group meetings Lost and found For the extremely low cost of $10 for up to 10 weeks, your message will reach thousands of friends and neighbors every Friday in the TCV printed version and continuously online. TCV has the right to reject any posting to the Community Bulletin Board. Payment must be received in advance.

Payment is for one posting only. Any change will be considered a new posting and incur a new fee. The “NO” List: • No commercial announcements, services or sales • No personal services (escort services, dating services, etc.) • No sale items over $100 value • No automobile or real estate sales • No animal sales (nonprofit humane organization adoptions accepted) • No P.O. boxes unless physical address is verified by TCV

Jazzinators East Bay Youth Jazz Band Tues 11/1 & 15 & 12/13 & 27 Bronco Billy’s, Irvington 7-8pm - No Cover chg. https://eastbaytradjazz.org 657-0243 John Soulis, Dir. Mission Gold Jazz Band at Swiss Park 1st & 3rd Wed. 7-9pm

FREE AIRPLANE RIDES FOR KIDS AGES 8-17 Young Eagles Hayward Airport various Saturdays www.vaa29.org Please call with questions 510 703-1466 youngeagles29@aol.com

Is Food a Problem for You? Overeaters Anonymous NO dues - NO fees - NO diets Monday 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church 37051 Cabrillo Ter, Fremont Saturday 10:30 a.m. - Noon 1st Presbyterian Church 35450 Newark Blvd, Newark southernalamedacountyoa.org


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Kennedy High School

Flea Market First Saturday Every Month Except January 8 am – 4 pm All Spaces $20 For more info call 510-657-4070 x27150 bsterling@fremont.k12.ca.us 3999 Blacow Rd., Fremont

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The V After School Program 2:30 - 6:00p.m. Mon-Fri Homework Help/Tutoring Arts & Crafts, Physical Activities. Guitar Lessons Learn Spanish Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church

35660 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 793-1902 vidyalayanewark@yahoo.com

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Fremont Dahn Yoga Center 42130 Blacow Rd. Fremont Starts on Thurs, Oct 27th Tues from 7:20 to 8:30 PM. Non Members welcome! Call of Sedona by Ilchi Lee Free classes w/book purchase 510-979-1130 for more info

for Grown-Ups! Harmony Fusion Chorus Join us! Real Women. Real Harmony. Real Fun. Mondays, 7pm–10pm Hill & Valley Club 1809 “B” Street, Hayward Debbie 510-862-1073 www.harmonyfusion.org

School worked at the tables explaining and assisting with the activities, and enjoyed helping the younger students with their projects. Mattos Elementary School is the only school in the Fremont Unified School District with a Science Magnet Program. Called “Soaring into Science,” Mattos has a dedicated science teacher, a science lab for grades 1 – 6 and approximately three science-related events per year for its students and families. To learn more about the school and its science program, visit: http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/Domain/1173.

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n the evening of January 20, Mattos Elementary School in Fremont held its first science event of the year - Family Science Night! The Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose served as the host of the event which was held in the school’s multipurpose room. Over 250 Mattos students and family members attended and enjoyed ten tables of interactive activities with the theme of amusement park science. They built and tested roller coasters, made spin art, built their own pinball machine, created a crank shaft and tested their strength through “balloon power” among other activities.

As a parent of a third grader said, “It was fun watching him trying to figure things out… His favorite activities were building the paddle boat and testing the roller coaster.” All ages enjoyed testing scientific theories of motion, force, weight, height, power and design while having a lot of fun throughout the evening. As another parent of four children said, “This is great! The whole family had a good time, including me.” Several volunteers from JFK High


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HOME SALES REPORT CASTRO VALLEY | TOTAL SALES: 16 Highest $: 1,200,000 Median $: 506,000 Lowest $: 200,000 Average $: 548,188 ADDRESS

BY JIM KUHNHENN ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP), Feb 01 - The Obama administration is trying to fix a stubborn drag on the economy by making it easier for millions of additional homeowners to refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates even if they owe more than their homes are worth, tackling a difficult issue of vital concern in states key to President Barack Obama's re-election. Obama on Wednesday was to draw attention to a proposal he outlined in his State of the Union address to give homeowners with privately held mortgages a shot at record low rates, for an annual savings of about $3,000 for the average borrower. Obama was detailing his plan during a visit to a Northern Virginia community center. The program is the latest administration effort to help homeowners in the face of a massive number of foreclosures and plunging home values that have left millions of borrowers owing more than their homes are worth. The administration plan aims to ease the way toward refinancing for borrowers, who despite good credit have been unable to take advantage of lower rates because they are underwater on their loans or because banks fear they will be left taking losses. The administration proposal faces a major hurdle in Congress. The program would cost between $5 billion and $10 billion, depending on participation, and the administration proposes to pay for it with a fee on large banks. The administration has tried unsuccessfully be-

ZIP

2203 170th Avenue 22221 Cameron Street 3731 Catalina Court 4342 Elvira Place 4349 Elvira Place 4350 Elvira Place 4336 Ferdinanda Place 4339 Ferdinanda Place 17445 Oakshire Place 18055 Redwood Road 19213 San Miguel Avenue 20111 West Ridge Court #13 20462 Wisteria Street 6000 Mt. Olympus Drive 7991 Pineville Circle 19995 Shadow Creek Circle

94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94552 94552 94552

SOLD FOR BDS

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CLOSED

400,000 240,000 340,000 687,000 687,000 687,000 687,000 687,000 790,000 450,000 425,000 225,000 200,000 1,200,000 560,000 506,000

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1969 1951 1962 1974 1973 1973 1974 1974 1991 1954 1949 1977 1970 1994 1995 1998

12-28-11 12-28-11 12-29-11 12-29-11 12-29-11 12-29-11 12-29-11 12-29-11 12-29-11 12-30-11 12-29-11 12-29-11 12-29-11 01-03-12 01-03-12 12-30-11

3 3 2 8 8 8 8 8 5 3 3 2 2 3 4 4

FREMONT | TOTAL SALES: 47 Highest $: 1,195,000 Median $: Lowest $: 105,500 Average $: ADDRESS

2266 Archer Avenue 3655 Birchwood Terrace #111 38065 Canyon Heights Drive 38627 Cherry Lane #14 4375 Corrigan Drive 37659 Granville Drive 38679 Hastings Street 4050 Hemingway Common 36591 Nichols Avenue 38423 Oliver Way 38780 Rosegate Terrace 37325 Sequoia Road #156 4348 Vincente Street 4235 Blewett Street 40425 Chapel Way #113 5002 Curtis Street 40133 Davis Street 39065 Donner Way 39517 Dorrington Court 3185 Estero Terrace 42512 Gage Court 43159 Gatewood Street 39149 Guardino Drive #246 39224 Guardino Drive #313 39029 Guardino Drive #323 4950 Hyde Park Drive 3835 Mission View Drive 4488 Porter Street 5332 Silver Reef Drive 4446 Stevenson Boulevard 3695 Stevenson Blvd #A238 3695 Stevenson Blvd #C331 40341 Strawflower Way 3300 Wolcott Common #111 41447 Carmen Street 47142 Crucillo Court

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395,000 395,840

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CLOSED

472,000 4 185,000 2 361,000 2 170,000 2 520,000 4 302,000 3 650,000 12 535,000 3 515,000 4 395,000 3 500,000 3 105,500 1 412,000 4 275,000 3 220,000 2 457,000 4 360,000 4 465,000 4 390,000 3 595,000 272,000 3 326,000 3 170,000 2 230,000 2 190,000 2 400,000 3 297,000 3 295,000 3 344,000 3 450,000 3 246,000 2 147,000 1 610,000 4 160,000 2 636,000 3 1,195,000 -

2583 1125 768 938 2509 1592 4816 1669 1603 1188 1638 593 1399 1036 1052 1722 1302 1951 1249 1000 925 857 1053 857 1285 1545 925 1200 1150 1040 721 1763 1013 1050 3239

1963 1984 1952 1974 1961 1956 1973 1999 1983 1955 1989 1986 1965 1958 1960 1959 1959 1963 1958 1959 1987 1990 1987 1961 1954 1955 1961 1958 1991 1991 1994 1983 1954 1978

12-28-11 12-30-11 12-30-11 12-30-11 12-28-11 12-29-11 12-27-11 12-28-11 12-28-11 12-30-11 12-28-11 12-27-11 12-30-11 12-30-11 12-28-11 12-30-11 12-29-11 12-29-11 12-30-11 12-30-11 12-29-11 12-30-11 12-29-11 12-30-11 12-29-11 12-30-11 12-30-11 12-28-11 12-30-11 12-30-11 12-30-11 12-30-11 12-30-11 12-30-11 12-29-11 12-30-11

47644 Gridley Court 94539 1921 Oro Drive 94539 2020 Parkmeadow Place 94539 47112 Warm Springs Blvd #13194539 34434 Bentley Place 94555 33096 Great Salt Lake Drive 94555 34661 Loreal Terrace 94555 5611 Via Lugano 94555 5619 Via Lugano 94555 5621 Via Lugano 94555 5643 Via Lugano 94555

508,000 721,000 700,000 138,000 400,000 270,000 108,000 500,500 423,000 508,500 475,000

3 3 1 3 1 3 2 3 3

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HAYWARD | TOTAL SALES: 51 Highest $: 625,000 Median $: Lowest $: 89,000 Average $: ADDRESS

1590 170th Avenue 22808 5th Street 20980 Birch Street #1 19832 Camden Avenue 668 Dean Street 2223 East Avenue 3096 East Avenue 22868 Evanswood Road 627 Harmony Drive 23032 Ida Lane 970 Leonardo Way 720 Longwood Avenue 3119 Madsen Street 710 Medford Avenue 22151 Moselle Court 22851 Myrtle Street 21390 Ocean View Drive 24066 Park Street 20369 Royal Avenue 22135 Sevilla Road #42 532 Simon Street 718 Sunset Boulevard 19235 Times Avenue 695 Veranda Circle 22719 Watkins Street 328 Williams Way 3379 Daisy Court 24477 Leona Drive 4205 Twilight Court 564 Blanche Street 30281 Brookside Lane 685 Dartmore Lane #163 26624 Eldridge Avenue 26598 Flamingo Avenue 154 Gold Tree Way 214 Goodrich Street 123 Hermitage Lane 26423 Huntwood Avenue 27192 Lemay Way 31295 Meadowbrook Avenue 199 Oswosso Place 801 St. Bede Lane 348 Thorne Drive 2775 Breaker Circle 29108 Caravan Lane

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February 3, 2012 29060 Eden Shores Drive 29176 Eden Shores Drive 25850 Kay Avenue #133 24720 Magnolia Street 1998 Osage Avenue 28575 Starboard Lane

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16522 Russell Court 14570 Sylvia Way 14962 Swenson Street

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33712 3rd Street 33605 4th Street 33707 4th Street 32901 Antioch Court 2454 Bing Place 4788 Cabello Street 1022 Chalcedony Terrace #83 33598 Colgate Drive 34951 Eastin Drive 4311 Fellows Street 4373 Holt Street 4191 Horner Street 2137 Mann Avenue #2 2348 Medallion Drive 1877 Slate Drive 34819 Starling Drive #2 34356 Torrey Pine Lane

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fore to win support for such a tax on large banks. The plan would expand the administration's Home Affordable Refinance Program, which allows borrowers with loans backed by government-affiliated mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to refinance at lower rates. About 1 million homeowners have used it, well short of the 4 million to 5 million the Obama administration had expected. Moreover, many ``underwater'' borrowers - those who owe more than their homes are worth - couldn't qualify. The administration estimates that 3.5 million borrowers with privately held mortgages have high enough interest rates that they would have incentive to refinance under the new plan. That's in addition to 11 million borrowers who have Fannie- or

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Freddie-guaranteed loans who could be eligible for refinancing under the administration's proposed changes. The new administration plan would permit homeowners to refinance their mortgages into loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration. To qualify, borrowers with privately held mortgages would have to have no more than one delinquency in the six months preceding refinancing. Their loans would have to fall within the mortgage limits set by the FHA in their home counties. Under the program, banks would have to reduce mortgage balances for homeowners who owe more than 140 percent of the value of their homes. The features of the new proposal were confirmed Wednesday by a senior administration

official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the program ahead of Obama's remarks. The Wall Street Journal first reported the details Wednesday. The Obama administration also plans to announce new industry standards for mortgage servicers, a sort of ``bill of rights'' for borrowers that would protect them in their transactions. Obama also is expected to announce a program that would allow the sale of foreclosed homes by Fannie Mae to investors who would then offer the properties for rental. Administration officials say there is a high demand for rental housing and such a program would also sustain neighborhoods by keeping foreclosed homes from falling into disrepair. Though the administration's preferred means of paying for the program would be through a fee on large banks, administration officials say Obama would consider other means of paying for it. A punctured housing bubble was at the center of the recession, prompting widespread foreclosures and leaving millions of homeowners with houses valued at less than their mortgages. Hit hardest were Nevada and Florida, two states that figure prominently in the presidential campaign and that Obama is counting on winning to secure re-election. Under the refinancing plan, any homeowner current on his or her mortgage could take advantage of historically low lending rates. The average rate for a 30-year mortgage is 3.88 percent. About 11 million Americans - roughly 1 in 4 with a mortgage - are underwater, according to CoreLogic, a real estate data firm. Half of all U.S. mortgages about 30 million home loans are owned by nongovernment lenders.


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Dear EarthTalk: Ever since the red dye #2 scare in the 1970s I’ve been wary of using food colorings or buying food that appears to contain them. Are there natural and healthy food colorings? - Nancy McFarlane, Methuen, MA Many of us are still wary of food dyes because of reports about links between red dye #2 and cancer in the 1970s. While red dye #2 was subsequently banned from products sold in the United States, many healthconscious consumers continue to avoid foods with other artificial colors or dyes—even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still considers them safe for human consumption. But a 2010 analysis of past research on links between food dyes and health by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) found compelling evidence that ingestion of artifi-

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cial dyes can contribute to hyperactivity, restlessness and attention problems in some children—particularly those with ADHD. “What’s more, the studies suggested that removing dyes from those children’s diet was a quarter to half as effective in reducing those symptoms as giving the kids Ritalin or other stimulants,” reports Nancy Cordes, CBS News’ Consumer Safety Correspondent. “In other words, certain kids with ADHD might not need drugs if the artificial dyes were removed from their diets.” Several commonly used artificial food dyes are suspected carcinogens as well. While it might be impossible to prevent your children from eating anything with artificial dye, you can do your part by shopping at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s—both chains have banned products that use artificial dyes and carry all-natural food coloring for home cooking and baking projects.

One brand to look for is India Tree, which makes a line of food coloring derived from vegetable colorants. The company’s “Nature’s Colors Natural Decorating Colors” contain no corn syrup or synthetic dyes, and are highly recommended for coloring icing in rich jewel tones or soft pastels. Another company specializing in natural (as well as organic) food colors is Nature’s Flavors, whose products are widely used commercially in ice cream, baked goods, frosting, dairy products, syrups, sauces, beverages and even hair colors. The company recently began to sell their products to consumers, as well, through retail stores. They use a variety of plant materials, including beets, turmeric root, annatto seeds, purple carrot, purple cabbage, gardenia flowers, hibiscus flowers and grape skin. “Our natural food colors are made from plants and contain powerful antioxidants, which help the body

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PHOTO Hemera Collection The Center for Science in the Public Interest found compelling evidence that ingestion of artificial food dyes can contribute to hyperactivity, restlessness and attention problems in some children, especially those with ADHD. Fortunately, there are now natural alternatives available, made primarily from vegetable colorants.

repair itself from the effects of oxidation,” claims Nature’s Flavors. “Using natural or organic food colors may actually help the brain and slow down the effects of aging.” Another leading maker of allnatural food coloring is Chefmaster, whose products can be found at Whole Foods and other natural and high end food retailers, as well as on amazon.com and elsewhere online. CPSI would like the FDA to ban eight of the most common artificial dyes, or at least affix a warning label to products that contain them: “Warning: The artificial coloring in this food causes hyperactivity and behavioral problems in some children.” In the meantime, concerned eaters

should stick with products, stores and restaurants that use natural ingredients. CONTACTS: India Tree, www.indiatree.com; Nature’s Flavors, www.naturesflavors.com; CPSI’s “Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks,” www.cspinet.org/new/pdf/food-dyesrainbow-of-risks.pdf. EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine ( www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.


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SUBMITTED BY BRANDI CHILDRESS To better meet the demands being made on already heavily congested roadways, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will implement

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the first of three projects under the Silicon Valley Express Lanes Program in February 2012. Carpool lanes at the State Route (SR) 237 and I-880 interchange in Milpitas will be converted to express lanes to provide a more effective

use of the existing facility and a new mobility option for solo drivers. The SR 237 Express Lanes will provide relief to all commuters passing through this highly congested interchange in northern Santa Clara County.

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express lanes for free. Tolls for solo drivers will vary based on the level of congestion and will be adjusted to maintain a free-flowing ride in the express lanes. In preparation for this new facility, new striping on SR 237 will replace the familiar dotted lines currently used for carpool lanes, delineating express lanes from the general purpose lanes. In late January 2012, a two-foot wide buffer zone featuring double solid white lines will be in place. “The double solid is a buffer between the express lane and the general purpose lane,” said California Highway Patrol Lieutenant Spencer Boyce. “It’s a moving violation to cross the double solid white lines and can result in a ticket.” The new striping will also indicate limited express lane entry and exit points. Commuters driving southbound I-880 can enter the express lane in Milpitas, south of Dixon Landing Road, and continue westbound on SR 237 toward Mountain View, ending after the North First Street exit. Toll-paying drivers will have until Lawrence Expressway to exit the carpool lane. In the opposite direction, eastbound SR 237 from Mountain View toward San Jose, commuters can enter the express lane between North First Street and Zanker Road and continue to northbound I-880. The express lane will end just south of Dixon Landing Road

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in Milpitas where toll paying drivers will have until then to exit the carpool lane. Since the express lanes have limited entry and exit points, drivers are advised to plan ahead and determine if express lanes work for each their commute. YouTube video “SR 237 Express Lanes (December 2011)” explains how to use the new express lanes and can be found at www.youtube.com/scvta. The new striping will affect three groups of commuters (also refer to map): 1) Carpoolers traveling on southbound I-880 to westbound SR 237 cannot exit at Zanker Road or North First Street from the express lane. Access is available through the general purpose lanes or by exiting at Great America Parkway; 2) Carpoolers entering eastbound SR 237 from Zanker Road will not be able to enter the express lane. Access is available at North First Street; 3) Carpoolers entering westbound SR 237 from Calaveras Boulevard, McCarthy Ranch Boulevard, and Zanker Road cannot access the express lane until after North First Street. Signage has been placed to advise commuters of approaching express lanes; subsequent signs will indicate the current toll rates. These rates will vary with the time of day and congestion level in the express lane. Express lanes will operate during the same hours as carpool lanes, with the exception of an extended hour in the morn-

ing on westbound SR 237 only, from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Commute hours will remain the same on the eastbound morning commute (from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) and the afternoon commutes in both directions (from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.). Tolls will be collected electronically using FasTrak technology already operational on Bay Area bridges and express lanes throughout California. Revenue from these tolls remains in Santa Clara County and will be used for operation, maintenance, enforcement costs and transit improvements within the corridors. When a car equipped with a FasTrak transponder passes under an express lane antenna, the antenna will read the transponder and automatically deduct the correct toll from the prepaid FasTrak account. Obtain a FasTrak transponder from www.bayareafastrak.org or from one of several retail locations throughout the Bay Area, including select Costco, Walgreens and Safeway stores. You will need to register your transponder and set up a pre-aid account through www.bayareafastrak.org, or phone, 1-877-229-8655, before placing the transponder in your vehicle to enjoy the benefits of the new express lanes. For more information, visit www.vta.org/expresslanes, email community.outreach@vta.org, or call VTA Community Outreach at (408) 321-7575.

Thursday over ticketing a 6-year-old boy for reckless driving, driving without a license and not having his vehicle registered after he drove his miniature

motorcycle into an SUV. The boy's mother, Karla Noriega, said police impounded the miniature gasoline-powered motorbike that her son got for Christmas after he crashed into an SUV on Dec. 27. Noriega decided to go to the media and make the case public after finding out she would have to pay what she

Major traffic changes effective late January 2012 About Express Lanes Since 2008 the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has been implementing the Silicon Valley Express Lanes Program to provide congestion relief through more efficient use of existing roadways. The Express Lanes program is a countywide conversion of 180 miles of existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes. Currently in the last stages of construction VTA is converting existing HOV lanes on State Route (SR) 237 and I-880 direct connectors.VTA is actively developing project studies and environmental documentation for the proposed conversion of HOV lanes to express lanes on SR 85 and US 101. For VTA bus or light rail information, please contact VTA Customer Service at (408) 321-2300, TTY only (408) 321-2330.You can also log onto www.vta.org and sign-up to receive VTA email updates. Find us on Facebook under “SCVTA”, Twitter under “SantaclaraVTA” and YouTube at www.youtube.com/scvta.

called a “ridiculous” $183 in fines to recover the toy motorbike. City council Secretary Hector Arceluz said Thursday that authorities had dropped the fines, released the motorbike and would punish the police officers for having acted improperly. Noriega's son Gael was happy to get his minibike back, but said it no longer works after the accident.


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"Boris" A107700 and "Natasha" A107701 Boris and Natasha are black domestic short haired cats. They are about 6 months old. These two cuties are brother and sister and love to play. Boris and Natasha came in as kittens with a cold and went out to a foster home until they were healthy. They are now here at the shelter ready to be adopted. Come visit them today.

Total in Shelter: Dogs - 46 Cats - 23 Other - 15

Tri-City Animal Shelter 1950 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 790-6640 Tuesday – Friday: Noon - 5 pm Saturdays: 11 am - 4 pm Closed Sundays, Mondays, Holidays

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PUBLIC NOTICES

CITY OF UNION CITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the City of Union City for the purpose of considering the following: Municipal Code Amendment (AT-12-001) The City of Union City is proposing to modify Title 18 to add provisions for a landscape in-lieu fee, minimum standards for percentage of project site that must be landscaped, standards for new or replacement landscaping that measures less than 2,500 sq. ft. and a minor update to the landscaping provisions listed in Chapter 18.112, Water Efficient Landscape, to satisfy a requirement from Stopwaste.Org regarding plant selection. Notice is also given that this ordinance is not a “project” within the meaning of section 15378 of the State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, because it has no potential for resulting in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment and no additional action under CEQA is required. For further information regarding this project, contact Carmela Campbell, Planning Manager, at (510) 675-5316. Written comments regarding this project should be received by the Planning Division prior to Thursday, February 16, 2012. PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING February 16, 2012 Said hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. In the Council Chambers of City Hall, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City. City Hall is accessible by Union City Transit lines 1A, 1B, 3, 4 and AC Transit line 97. BART riders can transfer to these bus routes at the UC BART station. For information, please contact: Union City Transit at (510) 471-1411, AC Transit at (510) 891-4777, or BART at (510) 465-2278. JOAN MALLOY Economic & Community Development Director

CIVIL ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. HG12612210 Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Petition of: Pratap Chillakanti, Chaya Yerrapragada for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Pratap Chillakanti, Chaya Yerrapragada filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Kartik Sri Chillakanti to Kartik Sri Sai Chillakanti The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing: Date: 3/16/2012, Time: 8:45 AM, Dept.: 504 The address of the court is 24405 Amador Street, Room 108, Hayward, CA 94544 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Whats Happenings Tri City Voice Date: January 12, 2012 WINIFRED Y. SMITH Judge of the Superior Court 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24/12 CNS-2254127# ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. HG11610140 Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Petition of: Stephanie Danielle Mestaz for Change

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of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Stephanie Danielle Mestaz to Danni Stephanie Daniel-Mestaz The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing: Date: February 10, 2012, Time: 8:45, Dept.: 504 The address of the court is 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-City Voice Date: December 29, 2011 C. Don Clay Judge of the Superior Court 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10/12 CNS-2245034# ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. HG12611085 Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. Petition of: Sukhvir Kaur Johal for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Sukhvir Kaur Johal filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Sukhvir Kaur Johal to Sukhvir Kaur Grewal The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard

and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing: Date: 3-2-2012, Time: 8:45 a.m., Dept.: 504 The address of the court is 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri City Voice Date: Jan 5, 2012 WINIFRED Y. SMITH Judge of the Superior Court 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3/12 CNS-2241822#

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 460868 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Inoochi, 41101 Ellen St., Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda Vince Chen, 41101 Ellen St., Fremont, CA 94538 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on June 1, 2005. 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/ Vince Chen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 27, 2012. 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). 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24/12 CNS-2252710# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 460220-21 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1). JMK Investments and Consulting, 2). JMK, 31885 Alvarado Blvd., #200, Union City, Alameda, CA 94587, County of Alameda JMK Business Solutions, LLC, CA, 780 Folsom Ave., Hayward, CA 94544 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 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/ Meinhart Mosqueda, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 13, 2012 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). 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17/12 CNS-2248521# STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 446912 The following person(s) has (have) abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Earnest Live-In-Home Care, 40824 Townsend Terrace, Fremont, CA 94538 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in the County Clerk’s office on Jan. 19, 2011 in the County Alameda. Chi Hon Wong, 40824 Townsend Terrace, Fremont, CA 94538 This business was conducted by an individual. 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/ Chi Hon Wong This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 11, 2012. 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17/12 CNS-2248467# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 460102 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Yacco’s Creative Services, 37341 Trellis Terrace, Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda Richard Yacco, 37341 Trellis Terrace, Fremont, CA 94536. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on December 30, 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/ Richard Yacco This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 11, 2012. 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). 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17/12 CNS-2248466# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 460065 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bay Area Repid Cab Co., 33325 Mission Blvd., #C205, Union City, CA 94587, County of Alameda Yunus Olomi, 33325 Mission Blvd., #C205, Union City, CA 94587 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 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/ Yunus M. Olomi This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 10, 2012. 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 autho-

rize 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). 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10/12 CNS-2245507# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 460226 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: West Coast Catholic Books, 38572 Molina Ct., Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda Charles Vaughan, 38572 Molina Ct., Fremont, CA 94536 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/12/2012 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/ Charles Vaughan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 13, 2012 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). 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10/12 CNS-2245089# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 460052 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: California Employment Services, 24301 Southland Dr. Ste. #100, Hayward, CA 94545, County of Alameda California Employment Services, California, 24301 Southland Dr. Ste. #100, Hayward, CA 94545 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/ Andrew S. Dashwood, Owner, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 10, 2012. 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). 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10/12 CNS-2245077# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 460189 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Wellness Chiropractic, 43108 Christy Street, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda Ha Thanh Truong, 318 Knottingham Circle, Livermore, CA 94551 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Dec 13, 2006 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be


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PUBLIC NOTICES false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Ha Thanh Truong This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 13, 2012 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). 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10/12 CNS-2244644# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 459022 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Galaxy Beauty Spa, 39383 Sutter Dr., Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda Jackie Tran, 39383 Sutter Dr., Fremont, CA 94538 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 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/ Jackie Tran, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on December 06, 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

SUBMITTED BY JEFF BECERRA The Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA), known colloquially as StopWaste.Org, adopted two ordinances On January 25, 2012, to help the county achieve its longterm waste reduction goals. The first ordinance requires recycling of high market-value materials from larger businesses and multi-family properties. The second ordinance prohibits free distribution of single-use bags at check-out in stores that sell packaged food. The initiatives are designed to reduce waste and litter, stimulate the local economy and create jobs. "Alameda County buries $100M of resources annually," said

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). 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3/12 CNS-2241821# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 459617 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Epic Brokers, 3833 Peralta Blvd. #B, Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda Renu Bhardwal, 3833 Peralta Blvd. #B, Fremont, CA 94536 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 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/ Renu Bhardwal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on December 28, 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

Gary Wolff, P.E., Ph.D., StopWaste.Org's Executive Director. "Increased recycling can contribute greatly to the local economy by tapping into what would otherwise be sent to landfills." US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson recently touted the multiple benefits of high recycling levels, calling the practice a simple, lowtech approach to a cleaner environment, and a home-grown jobs program that would employ millions of Americans. Up to 1,500 new, local jobs are expected as a result of the Alameda County mandatory recycling ordinance. In addition to economic benefits, recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions significantly, which

14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3/12 CNS-2240155# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 459839 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Reflexions, 40087 Mission Blvd. #224, Fremont, CA 94539, County of Alameda Moneisha Margaret Williams, 40087 Mission Blvd. #224, Fremont, CA 94539 Anita Louise Williams, 40087 Mission Blvd. #224, Fremont, CA 94539 This business is conducted by Co-partners The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/04/2012 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/ Moneisha Williams, Partner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 4, 2012 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). 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3/12 CNS-2239878#

is why the State has adopted a mandatory recycling law to help implement its landmark climate change initiative (AB 32). The State law requires larger businesses (four cubic yards of garbage service per week and above) and multi-family properties of five units or more to obtain recycling service. Alameda County’s mandatory recycling ordinance builds on the State's requirements by specifying which materials need to be recycled and by requiring an adequate level of recycling service be obtained. The single-use bag ordinance will help reduce the number of bags going to landfill and decrease the problems caused by plastic bags at recycling processing cen-

GOVERNMENT CITY OF UNION CITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the City of Union City for the purpose of considering the following project applications: Variance (V-12-001), Administrative Site Development Review (ASD-12-001) The applicant, American Licorice, is seeking approval of a Variance (V-12-001) and Administrative Site Development Review (ASD-12-001) application to install a railcar fall protection system within the required rear yard setback. The site is located at 2477 Liston Way (APN: 475-0140-005-03) in the ML, Light Industrial Zoning District. Because the property backs up to a Residential District, a 50 foot rear yard setback is required. The rail spur that the fall safety system will serve is located within the rear yard setback and the safety system would be 10’-2” from the rear property line, which requires Variance approval. Notice is also given that this project is exempt under Section 15303, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING Thursday, February 16, 2012 Said hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. In the Council Chambers of City Hall 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City.

ters and landfills. The ordinance bans single-use bags at check-out at retailers selling packaged food county-wide. Recycled content paper or reusable bags may be provided but only if the retailer charges a minimum price of $0.10 per bag. Setting restrictions on singleuse bag distribution will help local jurisdictions meet their storm water permit and litter control requirements at lower costs and reduce environmentally harmful trash in storm drains and creeks. Despite voluntary efforts to promote reusable bags countywide for several years, plastic bags accounted for 9.6 percent of litter collected during coastal clean-up days (based on 2008 data) in

Written comments regarding this project should be received by the Planning Division prior to Thursday, February 16, 2012. For further information on the above application, contact Avalon Schultz, Associate Planner, at (510) 675-5321. City Hall is accessible by Union City Transit lines 1A, 1B, 3, 4 and AC Transit line 97. BART riders can transfer to these bus routes at the UC BART station. For information, please contact: Union City Transit at (510) 471-1411, AC Transit at (510) 891-4777, or BART at (510) 465-2278. JOAN MALLOY Economic & Director 2/3/12

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NOTIce is hereby given that sealed competitive bids will be accepted in the office of the GSAPurchasing Department, County of Alameda, 1401 Lakeside Drive, Suite 907, Oakland, CA 94612 NETWORKING/NORTH COUNTY BIDDERS CONFERENCE RFP #900973 for Operation and Maintenance Services of Sewer and Water Systems in the Alameda County Service Area (CSA) R-1967-1 Castlewood, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – General Services Agency, Room 1107, 11th Floor, 1401 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA NETWORKING/SOUTH COUNTY BIDDERS CONFERENCE RFP #900973 for Operation and Maintenance Services of Sewer and Water Systems in the Alameda County Service Area (CSA) R-1967-1 Castlewood, Thursday, February 16, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – Public Works Agency, Room #230A, 951 Turner Ct., Hayward, CA Response Due by 2:00 p.m. on March 21, 2012 County Contact: Evelyn Benzon (510) 208-9622 or via email: evelyn.benzon@acgov.org Attendance at Networking Conference is Non-mandatory. Information regarding the above may be obtained at the Alameda County Current Contracting Opportunities Internet website at www.acgov.org. 2/3/12 CNS-2252308#

Alameda County. Both ordinances were identified as long-term waste reduction strategies in StopWaste.Org's 2010 Strategic Plan, which included a goal that by 2020 less than 10 percent of solid wastes going to landfill should be materials that are easily recycled or composted. The ordinances are designed to capture the benefits of working together on a large scale while also preserving local control. Individual jurisdictions within the county are able to opt out of either ordinance by resolution of their governing board by March 2, 2012. For more information, visit www.stopwaste.org/news


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Bill assisting distressed homeowners passes Senate BY DAVID CRARY AP NATIONAL WRITER NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws. It was a stunning role reversal for a youthful company that prides itself in promoting unfettered expression, 140 characters at a time. Twitter insisted its commitment to free speech remains firm, and sought to explain the nuances of its policy, while critics - in a barrage of tweets - proposed a Twitter boycott and demanded that the censorship initiative be scrapped. “This is very bad news,” tweeted Egyptian activist Mahmoud Salem, who operates under the name “Sandmonkey,” Later, he wrote, “Is it safe to say that (hash)Twitter is selling us out?” In China, where activists have embraced Twitter even though it's blocked inside the country, artist and activist Ai Weiwei tweeted in response to the news: “If Twitter censors, I'll stop tweeting.” One often-relayed tweet bore the headline of a Forbes magazine technology blog item: “Twitter Commits Social Suicide”

San Francisco-based Twitter, founded in 2006, depicted the new system as a step forward. Previously, when Twitter erased a tweet, it vanished throughout the world. Under the new policy, a tweet breaking a law in one country can be taken down there and still be seen elsewhere. Twitter said it will post a censorship notice whenever a tweet is removed, and will post the removal requests it receives from governments, companies and individuals at the website chillingeffects.org. The critics are jumping to the wrong conclusions, said Alexander Macgilliviray, Twitter's general counsel. “This is a good thing for freedom of expression, transparency and accountability,” he said. “This launch is about us keeping content up whenever we can and to be extremely transparent with the world when we don't. I would hope people realize our philosophy hasn't changed.” Some defenders of Internet free expression came to Twitter's defense. “Twitter is being pilloried for being honest about something that all Internet platforms have to wrestle with,” said Cindy Cohn, legal director continued on page 35

SUBMITTED BY ANDREW LAMAR Legislation by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) to extend assistance to homeowners caught in the nation’s mortgage crisis passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support on January 23, 2012. Senate Bill 708 requires lenders to contact property owners to attempt to avoid foreclosure, provides tenants additional time to move from a foreclosed property and mandates that properties that have been foreclosed continue to be maintained to limit any negative impact on the value of neighboring homes. “The housing downturn and its fallout have wreaked havoc on thousands of Californians and their communities,” Corbett said. “Unfortunately, foreclosures remain a major problem throughout the state. This legislation continues important protections for homeowners and renters that have proved tremendously helpful in this trying time.” The provisions of SB 708 were first enacted in 2008 with Senate Bill 1137, which Corbett co-authored, but that legislation is set to expire at the end of 2012. SB 708 extends the same protections through 2017. Across the state, housing values have plummeted and areas hardest hit by foreclosures have become blighted with vacant, neglected homes. In November 2011, 63,000 properties (one out of every 211 housing units) received a foreclosure filing. Nationally, more than 10 million Americans are expected to default on home loans in 2012. The bill, which passed two policy committees in the Senate before coming to the floor, goes next to the Assembly. For more information, www.sen.ca.gov/corbett


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SUBMITTED BY ROBIN SWERNOFF Kohl’s Department Stores will be accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers beginning next week for the 2012 Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted February 1 – March 15 at kohlskids.com, and nominators must be 21 years or older. Through the program, Kohl’s will award more than 2,200 young volunteers more than $440,000 in scholarships and prizes honoring kids who have made a positive impact on their communities.

SUBMITTED BY ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Making Alameda County a safer place to live, work and attend school is a principal goal of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. The agency, in partnership with the Deputy Sheriff's Activity League (DSAL) and Michael L. Emerson, a concerned Alameda County resident, will host a gun-exchange program to further the safety of residents.

Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card. More than 200 of the store winners will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. To learn more, visit kohlskids.com.

The gun-exchange program, which is scheduled for June 2012 at the Ashland Community Center, 1530 167th Avenue, San Leandro, will allow any adult to surrender an operable firearm in exchange for a gift card. The guns will be accepted on a "no questions asked" basis and be destroyed. Hundreds of guns can be removed from circulation to prevent them falling into the hands of criminals or gang members. These guns will never be the cause of an accidental, or intentional, shooting of a child or other victims. Private donations will fund the gift cards redeemed for this program. Considering the program’s importance, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office invites individuals, businesses and other organizations to enhance

SUBMITTED BY SARA BUIZER The City of Hayward is seeking community evaluation of conceptual plans for the Downtown area. The public has the opportunity to provide their thoughts and opinions about the future of three Key Opportunity Areas on February 4, 2012. Community input is important and will be used to finalize the vision for Downtown Hayward and contribute to the future success of the area. The free workshop is hosted jointly by the City of Hayward and the City and Regional Planning Department of Cal Poly State University.

the safety and security of the community by becoming sponsors and supporters of the program. Donations will be received by the Alameda County Deputy Sheriff's Activity League Inc. (Tax ID #83-0410537) and could qualify as a tax deduction per 501(c)3 of the California Tax Code. Checks and commitment letters should be marked for the attention of "Alameda County DSAL." Michael L. Emerson is working diligently to facilitate contributions towards this program; he can be reached at (510) 247-0777 when individuals, businesses and other organizations are ready to offer their support. Any assistance or donations for this cause are greatly appreciated. For more information about the gun-exchange program, contact Lieutenant Colby Staysa at (510) 667-3651.

Bring the whole family! Activites for kids and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Sara Buizer at sara.buizer@hayward-ca.gov or visit www.haywardca.gov/forums/dpu/dpuforum.shtm Downtown Workshop #2 Saturday, February 4 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hayward City Hall Second Floor 777 B Street, Hayward sara.buizer@hayward-ca.gov

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t has been a long journey for the Fremont Christian Warriors Junior High boys’ basketball team this year ending with a historic milestone. Placing

Redwood Christian. That loss sparked a fire in the young Warriors, inspiring them to claim the division championship title. As the season ended, the Fremont Christian faced three consecutive division games, two

Warriors fate was sealed as Alaniz drove the lane and scored to put Fremont Christian on top for good… the division champion title belonged to the Warriors. “We had good

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and leave it on the court.” Kyle Alcosiba said. Down by seven points with less than two minutes left in the game, key three-point baskets were made by Matt Ricafrente and Bharat Nair followed

Warriors shine this season, coach Pon said, “We have talented players that work hard; they came together as a team and played competitively – the FCS junior high basketball

Left to right Back Row: Coach Glenn Pon, Edgar Alaniz, Kyle Alcosiba, Matt Ricafrente, Ethan Yip, Josua Ramirez Front Row - Tyler Pon, Adanael Valle, Ryan Grim, Bharat Nair, Jordan Baines, Calvin Manesh (Not pictured, Coach Jason Wan)

second place in the Bay Area Christian School Athletic League playoffs - the best the school has done in over 13 years – left the team with a strong sense of satisfaction, pride and accomplishment. “We attribute our success to the hard work at practices which took us a long way into the games,” said Captain Matt Ricafrente. Led by Coach Pastor Glenn Pon, Warriors confidence rose as they progressed nearly undefeated throughout the season, only losing one game to rival

of them against their toughest opponents. Under tremendous pressure, the Warriors never relented. Following two strong wins, they once again faced Redwood Christian. With one minute left in the game and trailing by two points, Head Coach Pon called a time-out while assistant coach Jason Wan drew up an inbound play. The play was executed with precision and finesse, resulting in a basket by Captain Edgar Alaniz which tied the game. A few seconds later, the

team chemistry from the start and were rewarded for our efforts.” Co-Captain Joshua Ramirez said. The victory gave Fremont Christian the top seed and a first round bye. In the second round, the Warriors faced off against Achiever Academy and took charge early on; final score 46-24. Third round, a final four game, was against a highly skilled Contra Costa team from Antioch. Trailing most of the game, the Warriors never gave up. “We knew we had to give it all we had

by field goals from Alcosiba and Alaniz giving the Warriors victory, 41-40. In the final championship game against Valley Christian Dublin, the Warriors played with determination and spirit. At one point, trailing by 18 in the second half, the Warriors turned up the heat. Ricafrente, who scored 10 points, and Alcosiba who scored nine points, closed the gap substantially. Although the Warriors lost 45-35, they walked away as winners. When asked what made the

team accomplished one of the best season in years!” Evidence of this extraordinary effort was apparent throughout the season; all members of the team worked hard and brought their expertise to every game. “While most teams had one or two players that they relied on, we had plenty and played together as a team – we always had a couple of options.” Alaniz said. The success of this team will be savored and remembered as one of the best Warrior basketball seasons in history.


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India Community Center expands Board of Directors SUBMITTED BY NEHA KOTHARI The India Community Center (ICC) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Board of Directors (BOD), which took place over much of the last year. This new pool of members is comprised of community and business leaders from around the Bay Area. The addition of these new Directors, which is the largest expansion of the Board since ICC was founded in 2003, brings to total of individuals on the BOD to 27 people. “We feel very fortunate to have so much new blood to provide an extra burst of wind to our sails,” expressed ICC Executive Director Tanuja Bahal. “These new Directors bring such a broad range of experiences, and their leadership will help us strengthen our ability to provide quality programs and services to the community.” ICC's BOD helps the organization achieve its vision and mission by guiding its operations. Directors volunteer their time and receive no compensation. Each Director makes a financial pledge and commitment to participate actively in the ICC’s work, sharing professional and personal expertise. Directors meet four to six times per year and are elected for three year terms by ICC’s Board of Trustees after a vetting process. New members include: Roger Bakshi, Vijay Bist, Parkash Daryani, Gopi Godhwani, Rajiv Jain, Rajeev Madhavan, Nicki Mehra, Sundari Mitra, Ashok Narasimhan, Purna Pareek, Sanjeev Sardana, Shirish Sathaye, Munjal Shah, Dev Shukla, Immanuel Thangaraj, Abraham Verghese, and Ranu Vohra. For biographies of ICC’s Board of Directors, visit www.indiacc.org/aboutus.

India Community Center Milpitas 525 Los Coches Street Milpitas, CA 95035 info@indiacc.org www.IndiaCC.org (408)934-1130

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of train traffic continues and for many, trains retain an undeniable romantic attraction. Mario says, “I grew up with trains. Trains brought people and opportunities. That is how people got here and moved about; trains are threaded into us and our history.” As a youngster, he remembers building model trains with his brother and creating scenes for them. “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like trains!” Although Lila says she grew up far from trains, she remembers an aunt and uncle who lived between two train tracks. She has lived in Fremont, near trains, and says that this train appeared to her as a revelation. “I called Mario who I have known for a long time and told him of my idea.” That was about six years ago. Mario replied enthusiastically, “Yeah, that’s what we need to do!” Planning and construction was an immense proposition, a challenge to the talented craftsmen and artists in Mario’s facility. He says, “There are so many intricate things to incorporate into this type of sculpture.” A visit to see the manufacturing process reveals extreme care and detail; “It looks like someone took a train from the turn of the century and sliced a side of it off and pasted up there. There are no straight lines in the wood, molding and trim; it’s all edges and curves.” Fiberglass covering is applied to create a sculptural unit - 50 percent scale of the real thing. Researching trains to represent historical accuracy, Lila says they came across a picture of a train that traveled through Niles Canyon in 1907. The sculpture is based on that train but true to the Lila’s vision. She remarks, “I had already seen it.” From a scale model of the sculpture including its surroundings, Mario and Lila worked out all the details. In the Chiodo Art Development workshop in Oakland, models of other projects abound offering exquisite artistry and detail of finished projects. The Niles Train required the same attention to detail and much thought about the process and what materials to use. “The level of detail and intricacy brought us to the conclusion that it had to be done the


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‘old fashioned’ way by carving wood and including details to make it as authentic as possible,” says Mario. After much deliberation, it was decided to build the train from the bottom up, just as if it was a real train with a final finish of polyester resin. Lila was surprised by Mario’s passion for trains and how it was shared by others in his studio as well as visitors. Many

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involved with other projects took a look at the train model in process and were stunned by the concept. Several whimsical touches were included in the final draft including an engineer that looks suspiciously like Charlie Chaplin who spent time in Niles performing for some of his most famous movies. Finally settling on the site, photos of the model were overlaid on digital site

photos to determine the proper size and angles. “This is breaking new ground although every project we do is new and has its own idiosyncrasies.” Mario adds that although the rail cars will be mounted on a wall, the engine will ride on real rails. The scene will resemble a station including a water tower and track stop. “This is designed as a sculpture of a train rather than an exact

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replica; an art piece that is technically true to almost all details.” The “Bringhurst Special” is currently being assembled on site and should be completed by mid-February. Destined to be an icon of the area, it is a symbol of the growth, industry, value and spirit of pioneers – past and present. Lila’s epiphany has become a marvelous reality. Watch for it!


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Retrofit of Transbay Tube continues

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Board approves $7.7M contract for additional earthquake safety work SUBMITTED BY BART BART continues earthquake-safety strengthening of the Transbay Tube which was not damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake but remains BART’s top Earthquake Safety priority. On January 26, 2012, the Board of Directors authorized the General Manager to award a contract of $7.735M to California Engineering Contractors of Pleasanton to install steel plating inside the 3.6 mile-long Transbay Tube. The work will be part of the 10-year Earthquake Safety Program to protect BART’s core system against a major earthquake. “The safety of our passengers is BART’s number one responsibility and concern,” BART Board President John

McPartland said. “Our Earthquake Safety Program retrofit started in the Transbay Tube and we are almost finished. This upcoming work is yet another indication that we take seriously our responsibility to prepare for the inevitability of a major earthquake.” The contractor is required to bolt 2.5 inch steel plates on the concrete wall of the Transbay Tube. The work is expected to begin in Spring 2012 and be completed in 2014. BART’s Earthquake Safety Program, which has been underway since 2001 and is expected to be completed in 2016, has a $1.3 billion budget ($980 million from voter approved general obligation bonds). Significant work to strengthen the Transbay Tube is already complete.

Overall, BART’s Earthquake Safety Program will strengthen not only the Transbay Tube but also 34 stations (11 aerial, 14 subway and nine ground level), 22 miles of elevated track (including 1,918 support columns) and parking structures and other facilities. The program is 85 percent complete, ahead of schedule and on budget. Strengthening the Transbay Tube is a major priority of the project. The Transbay Tube, connecting San Francisco to Oakland, carries about half of BART’s 365,000 daily, weekday riders and, during the peak transbay commute hours, BART riders equal the number of Bay Bridge drivers - 50,000 - reducing bridge congestion by half. For more information, visit www.bart.gov/earthquake

BY MARIAELENA LEMUS Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, making this a popular time of year for proclamations of love. Such displays of affection can be as simple and sweet as a heart with a “be mine” message, or as life altering as a vow before the altar. If you happen to be a newlywed who is head over heels in love, you may not be focused on things such as taxes or Social Security, but you should be. If you plan to exchange your maiden name for a married name — including hyphenated names such as Smith-Jones — be sure you let us know. Telling us about your name change shortly after your marriage will help us accurately keep track of your earnings and will ensure that you and your family get the Social Security retirement, disability, and survivors coverage you’re entitled to. Also, if the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security records do not show the same name and Social Security number, your Federal income tax refund could be delayed. If you continue to use your maiden name consistently throughout your working years, you do not need to contact us. However, if you decide to change your name at a later time, you should let us know so that we can update your Social Security record and send you a

Social Security card with your new name. There’s no need to pay someone else to mail in the information for you. Changing your name with Social Security is a quick, easy, and free service. Just go online to www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber, learn what documents you need, and click on “Fill Out and Print an application (Form SS-5).” You also can call us at 1-800-772-1213 to obtain the form. We will need the completed application along with a marriage certificate or divorce decree verifying your old and new names. If you were born outside the United States, you also need proof of your U.S. citizenship or proof that you are lawfully living in the U.S. You can bring or mail these documents to us. You may be focused on the one you love, and we don’t blame you. But if you like us (we hope you do) please click on the Facebook icon at our homepage and “like” us on Facebook. Also, you can follow us on Twitter too. Look for our Facebook and Twitter icons at www.socialsecurity.gov. We share information daily that can help you and all your Valentines. Happy Valentine’s Day from Social Security. Mariaelena Lemus is a Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fremont


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BY MIRIAM G. MAZLIACH PHOTO COURTESY OF SR. PASTOR HORACIO JONES It’s an exciting time for the congregation of Family Bible Fellowship. Church volunteers and Sr. Pastor Horacio Jones have organized a month-long series of Sunday events during February in recogni-

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tion of African-American History Month. All programs are free of charge and open to the entire community. Formerly located in Fremont for 17 years, the Christian church has found a home in Newark these past seven years. Pastor Jones, a member of the Tri-Cities Community Development Center, explains that the idea for the series of programs initially evolved when he was asked by the Ethnic Services Director of Alameda County Health Care Services to develop training materials on cultural awareness. “In working with the department, my focus was on training providers, county employees and the faith community. A key component was exploring the development of faith in the African-American community and addressing the stigma and disparity in the treatment and care of mental health consumers (clients),” he adds.

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“Dring the training session, many adults were in tears because of what they had forgotten” [about faith], says Pastor Jones. “This is very personal; spirituality is a key component to people in their culture.” This process of delving into additional historical research led Pastor Jones to the planning of the church’s series of February programs. In particular, the goal is to address the many areas of disparity in the African-American community, specifically educational disparity in the Tri-cities area. Pastor Jones says, “This situation is reflected in lower graduation rates, and higher numbers of discipline problems and truancy.” To help shed light on those areas, he hopes that the positive messages to be heard during the February programs will encourage young people to pursue their dreams and strive for more. He poses the questions, “What can we do together? How can we collaborate as school districts, communities of faith and as overall communities to reduce these disparities?” The intent of these programs held during Sunday services on February 5, 12, 19 and 26, is to create an awareness of the contributions by AfricanAmericans. Among those expected to attend are: Charles B. Reed, Chancellor of the California State University, local School Superintendents, and Captain Leslie Williams, a 93-year old Tuskegee Airman. Schedule of Events: Sunday, February 5 (10:45 a.m.): “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes, “A Tribute to AfricanAmerican Women: Nobody Knows, and More Than Just a Black Woman.” Presented by Faith & Joy McClanahan. Sunday, February 12 (10:45 a.m.): Spoken word poetry, drama, dance, focusing on young adults. “Poetry seasoned with culture,” as presented by Benjamin Turner.

Sunday, February 19 (10:45 a.m.): Dramatic presentation, “From the Motherland to the Promised Land”, a one-woman show by Sherre Bishop of Nashville, Tennessee. Also, California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed will visit as part of the CSU “Super Sunday” campaign, in an effort to increase African-American student awareness and interest in their college system. This is all part of the church’s goal to decrease the achievement gap. Sunday, February 26: (A two part program- 10:45 a.m. and a special “interactive tour” at 1:30 p.m.) A rendition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech by Brandon Hughes. Performance by J’on Harris & Voices, a multi-cultural choir. At 1:30 p.m., there will be a chance to re-trace African-American history “From Slave Ships to the White House.” Experienced via a “walking tour” inside the large, church facility with booths, interactive displays, artifacts, speakers, music, entertainment and a special talk by Captain Leslie Williams, age 93, one of the few surviving Tuskegee Airmen. “It is part of a comprehensive effort and collaboration with our educational communities to positively impact and influence the advancement of African-Americans,” remarks Pastor Jones. “I hope the community can participate and enjoy the efforts of our incredible team of church volunteers.”

African American History Month Sunday, February 5, February 12, February 19 and February 26 at 10:45 a.m. Additional “Walk through History” program on February 26 at 1:30 p.m. Family Bible Fellowship 37620 Filbert Street, Newark (510) 505-1735 Website: www.fbfministries.org Open to the entire community

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Madison book club has quite a tale to tell AP WIRE SERVICE MADISON, Wis. (AP), Jan 27 - Members of a Madison book club have quite a story to discuss. And, it doesn't have anything to do with a book. One of the book club members decided to take a pet python out of its terrarium during a recent meeting at a host's home. The 31-year-old woman says she had experience handling snakes and just wanted to hold it. The normally docile snake named Annie latched on to the woman's cheek and wouldn't let go. Police and paramedics were summoned. But, Annie wouldn't let go until her owner arrived home and detached her. The woman's bite was disinfected. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the book club members could write their own non-fiction piece involving a protagonist named Annie.

Book Review

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really enjoyed this fascinating look into the world of Chinese immigrants into Canada in the early years of the last century. Valerie Lee is a local author with a talent to dig deep into this somewhat mysterious (to non-Chinese) world. Lee effectively introduces us to Chinese terms and then uses them throughout the book, giving the book a real feel of authenticity. The novel tells the tale of two young Chinese sisters, Sulan and May, who are sold into slavery by their father. Their new owner, Ming Yik, and his sadistic wife, Yook Lan, soon move to Vancouver, Canada. Ming Yik is trying to escape from his gangster past in China and sets up an illegal opium importing business in Canada. Yook Lan considers herself to be of royalty and treats the girls poorly. She beats them and degrades them at every opportunity. Ming Yik is able for a time to hide his past, but eventually it catches up with him. He also has impregnated Sulan. She is taken out of the house by Yook Lan’s lover (Ming Yik’s nephew) and is left to fend for herself in a small town several miles away from Vancouver. The girls have one driving force that helps them to endure their new life: Their mother gave each of them a piece of precious jade and ruby jewelry that she sewed into secret pockets in their clothes. The jewelry is a constant reminder of their mother’s love. The girls hope to escape from the tyranny of their slave masters and to be reunited with their mother. Does Sulan get reunited with May and her mother? Does evil befall Yook Lan? Do the police finally catch Ming Yik and close his opium import business? Who dies along the way? Lee has woven a book of tight intrigue, and I am not going to spoil it for you. You will have to read to find out. I highly recommend this fascinating book to all. The Jade Rubies, by Valerie Lee, 2007 Pp 251, $21.95 (Lucky Eight Books; paperback; ISBN 978-1-60402-300-8)

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bility of the agency providing such information. Tri-City Voice does not make or imply any guarantee regarding the content of information received from authoritative sources.

Due to a recent increase in complaints related to neighborhood solicitors, the Fremont Police Department has posted a guide for residents and business owners on facebook at, http://www.facebook.com/FremontPoliceDepartment. If you experience solicitors in your neighborhood who do not have a City issued permit, please call the non-emergency number at 510-790-6800, option 3.

Newark Police Log

SUBMITTED BY LT. STEVEN PETRAKOVITZ, MILPITAS PD On January 30, 2012 at about 3:53 AM a Milpitas Police officer found that a fence, which enclosed a vacant business, had been cut. While checking the business, officers

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saw the beam of a flashlight from inside the building. They located Donica Martinez inside the vacant building. She had copper pipe and wire in her possession that had been removed from the building. Deborah Ibarra was found sitting in her car which was parked just outside the building. Inside her car was more copper that had been removed from the building. Ibarra was also found to be carrying a hy-

podermic needle and a methamphetamine smoking pipe. Martinez was booked into jail for the burglary and possession of burglary tools. Ibarra was booked into jail for burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of hypodermic needles and being under the influence of a narcotic. Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 5862400. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Milpitas Police Department Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500, or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/g overnment/police/crime_tip.asp

January 27: Officers accepted a citizen’s arrest from Macy’s at 9:44 p.m. A male Juvenile was arrested for theft and released to his parent. At 1:10 a.m., officers accepted a citizen’s arrest of Angela Saili, age 23 (East Palo Alto) for vandalism after responding to a disturbance on Scarborough Drive. Saili broke a window of her mother’s vehicle. At 2:18 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Thornton Avenue and subsequently arrested Michael Tran, age 49 (Alameda) for DUI. Tran was booked at the Fremont Jail. January 28: Officers responded to area of Birkdale Drive at 11:38 a.m. for a report of weapons brandishing. A juvenile victim stated a male suspect had brandished a handgun at him as he walked down the street. Officers tracked the suspect to an address on Arrowhead Place where a male juvenile suspect was ultimately arrested. The weapon was a bb handgun which was recovered. NPD received a call at 11:21 p.m. from a person reporting a male subject, who appeared intoxicated, getting into a vehicle

from the Whiskey Town Saloon parking lot on Thornton Avenue. A records check on the license plate revealed the vehicle was reported as stolen from Fremont earlier in the day. The driver, Carlos Cacilhas, age 19 (Fremont) and his passenger, Joel Hawkins, age 22 (Fremont) were taken into custody during a high risk stop. Cacilhas was arrested for possession of stolen property, DUI and a suspended license and DUI Ignition interlock device violation. Hawkins was arrested for public intoxication. Both subjects were booked into FPD Jail. January 29 Officers handled a hit and run traffic collision investigation at 1:39 p.m. involving a 14 year-old male juvenile. The juvenile took a joy ride behind his parent’s back. The juvenile subsequently rear-ended a parked vehicle on Mayhews Landing Road before bringing the car home. Officers were detailed to Target at 6 p.m. on a report of a juvenile female in custody for shoplifting. Upon arrival officers also arrested, Raul Doradocasas, age 21 (transient), for a felony warrant and two misdemeanor warrants along with possession of methamphetamine. Doradocasas was booked at Santa Rita Jail. The juvenile was booked at Juvenile Hall for petty theft and

a warrant. Mountain View PD requested an outside assist at 1:20 a.m. to see if a suspect vehicle wanted in an assault and protective order violation was parked at a residence in the 37800 block of Cherry Street. Officers located the vehicle and Mountain View PD was notified. NPD officers set up around the house until MVPD arrived on scene. The suspect was arrested by MVPD without incident. January 30, 2012 At 9:18 p.m., officers arrested Andre Fair, age 38 (Transient) for six warrants at Motel 6 during a warrant service. Fair with cited and released with a new court date. Officers arrested Raymond Dominguez, age 33 (Newark) at 10:29 p.m. for possession of a hypodermic syringe during a disturbance in the 6300 block of Baine Avenue. Also arrested during this disturbance was Richard Reyes, age 55 (Newark) for possession of drug paraphernalia. Both suspects were cited and released at the scene. Any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the non-emergency line at 510-578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the “silent witness” hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.


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Fremont Police Log SUBMITTED BY DET. WILLIAM VETERAN, FREMONT PD January 27: Officer Burkhammer responded to a call of a man harassing customers in front of the Target store located at the Fremont Hub. He contacted and arrested an adult male for being under the influence of a dangerous drug. Officer Snyder conducted a vehicle stop and ultimately arrested an adult female for possession of brass knuckles. A female victim was walking up some steps at Oak Point Apartments when an Hispanic adult male, 19-20 years wearing a light blue zip-up sweatshirt attempted to take her purse off of her arm. He was accompanied by a thin black male. A residential burglary occurred at Esguerra Terrace; the homeowner was gone for only 23 hours. Suspect(s) entered via unlocked window, ransacked the bedroom and took two laptops. They left via rear slider. No further information. The reporting party at the 33000 block of Cassio Creek was awakened by a noise outside. He discovered that three of his BMW M5’s windows had been broken out. No suspect information. January 28: Officer Tran responded to assist the Fremont Fire Department re-

garding a homeless encampment fire near the railroad tracks at Washington/Osgood. An unknown male was walking away from the camp, throwing rocks towards the camp, and hit a lit lantern setting the tent city ablaze. A residential burglary occurred yesterday evening at Witherspoon Terrace. No suspect information. Officer Peters investigated a hit and run that occurred at Mission/Brown Rd. One of the involved vehicles drove off after the accident and was located by witnesses on Curtner a short while later. A female passenger in the suspect vehicle was injured and contacted by police. She later went to the hospital. A female victim was walking on Mowry at Hastings when a vehicle drove by and a woman inside the car sprayed the victim in the face with something that caused her eyes to burn. Officer Edwards is investigating. The vehicle involved was small and silver; the female suspect was about 19 years-old with dark, wavy hair. Officer Tarango is investigating a burglary from the Mission Valley Lucky store where a black adult male and a black adult female stole 20-25 cans of infant formula. Witnesses provided a license plate number. Officer Edwards conducted a stop to the rear of the Islander

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic City where you can truly make an impact? The City of Fremont is excited to announce the recruitment for two new police management positions: Animal Services Manager http://ca-fremont.civicplus.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=6692

Motel and arrested two adult males for drug violations. A residential burglary occurred on the 4800 block of Mallard Drive. The point of entry was an upper window. It occurred between 6:30 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. Loss has yet to be determined. January 29: Officers located a non-responsive adult male at the 37000 block of 2nd Street in Niles. Arriving officers started CPR while waiting for Fremont Fire personnel but were unable to revive him. It appears the victim took his own life. February 2: Officer Zargham investigated a residential burglary that occurred at the 100 block of Joan Terrace. The victim reported she left her home for about 30 minutes and returned to find her home burglarized by an unknown suspect(s). A residential burglary occurred on Sylvester Drive. Entry point and loss is unknown at this time. An apartment at the Sundale South apartments was reported. The entry point and loss is unknown at this time. A residential burglary occurred on Michelle Street. Entry point and loss is unknown. Residential burglary occurred on Starr Street. Entry via front door pry. Loss included electronics and jewelry.

and Public Safety Communications Manager http://www.fremont.gov/DocumentView.aspx?D ID=6673 We are looking for talented individuals to fill both newly classified police management positions. Those who are interested should visit the City of Fremont online employment center at http://fremont.gov/index.aspx?NID=443

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AP WIRE SERVICE LOS ANGELES (AP), Jan 27 - Liam Neeson continues to impress critics with his reinvention as an action hero as he approaches 60 in this weekend's ‘The Grey.” Neeson stars as one of a group of oil-rig workers who find themselves stranded in the snowy Alaskan wilderness when their plane to Anchorage crashes. AP Entertainment Writer Jake Coyle only gave the movie two stars out of four, though, saying: “‘The Grey’ is not ‘Jaws,’ and it's certainly not ‘MobyDick.' In the script by (director Joe) Carnahan and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, adapted from Jeffers' short story `Ghost Walker,' the philosophical subtext is forced and obvious.'' Also opening this weekend to far less favorable reviews is “Man on a Ledge,” starring Sam Worthington as a disgraced New York cop who threatens to jump off the 21st floor of a hotel to deflect attention from a heist going on across the street. AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire gave it one and a half stars out of four, writing: ‘“Man on a Ledge’ is so cliched and reheated, it almost feels like a parody of

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a generic action picture - only no one seems to be in on the joke.” Here's a look at how these movies and others fared on the top review websites as of Friday afternoon. Each score is the percentage of positive reviews for the film: - “The Grey”: Metacritic, 64; Movie Review Intelligence, 63.5; Rotten Tomatoes, 76. Average: 67.8. - “Albert Nobbs'': Metacritic, 58; Movie Review Intelligence, 64.2; Rotten Tomatoes, 53. Average: 58.4. - “Man on a Ledge”: Metacritic, 40; Movie Review Intelligence, 42.9; Rotten Tomatoes, 22. Average: 35. - “One for the Money”: Metacritic, 13; Movie Review Intelligence, 11; Rotten Tomatoes, 0. Average: 8. --Online: http://www.metacritic.com/ http://moviereviewintelligence.com/ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/

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of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “As long as this censorship happens in a secret way, we're all losers.” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland credited Twitter with being upfront about the potential for censorship and said some other companies are not as forthright. As for whether the new policy would be harmful, Nuland said that wouldn't be known until after it's implemented. Reporters Without Borders, which advocates globally for press freedom, sent a letter to Twitter's executive chairman, Jack Dorsey, urging that the censorship policy be ditched immediately. “By finally choosing to align itself with the censors, Twitter is depriving cyberdissidents in repressive countries of a crucial tool for information and organization,” the letter said. “Twitter's position that freedom of expression is interpreted differently from country to country is unacceptable.” Reporters Without Borders noted that Twitter was earning praise from free-speech advocates a year ago for enabling Egyptian dissidents to continue tweeting after the Internet was disconnected. “We are very disappointed by this U-turn now,'' it said.

Twitter said it has no plans to remove tweets unless it receives a request from government officials, companies or another outside party that believes the message is illegal. No message will be removed until an internal review determines there is a legal problem, according to Macgilliviray. “It's a thing of last resort,” he said. “The first thing we do is we try to make sure content doesn't get withheld anywhere. But if we feel like we have to withhold it, then we are transparent and we will withhold it narrowly.” Macgilliviray said the new policy has nothing to do with a recent $300 million investment by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal or any other financial contribution. In its brief existence, Twitter has established itself as one of the world's most powerful megaphones. Streams of tweets have played pivotal roles in political protests throughout the world, including the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States and the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia and Syria. Indeed, many of the tweets calling for a boycott of Twitter on Saturday - using the hashtag (hash)TwitterBlackout - came from the Middle East.

“This decision is really worrying,” said Larbi Hilali, a prodemocracy blogger and tweeter from Morocco. “If it is applied, there will be a Twitter for democratic countries and a Twitter for the others.” In Cuba, opposition blogger Yoani Sanchez said she would launch a personal Twitter boycott of unspecified length. “Twitter will remove messages at the request of governments,” she tweeted. “It is we citizens who will end up losing with these new rules...” In the wake of the announcement, cyberspace was abuzz with suggestions for how any future country-specific censorship could be circumvented. Some Twitter users said this could be done by employing tips from Twitter's own help center to alter one's “Country” setting. Other Twitter users were skeptical that this would work. While Twitter has embraced its role as a catalyst for free speech, it also wants to expand its audience from about 100 million active users now to more than 1 billion. Doing so may require it to engage with more governments and possibly to face more pressure to censor tweets; if it defies a law in a country where it has employees, those people could be arrested. Theoretically, such arrests

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could occur even in democracies - for example, if a tweet violated Britain's strict libel laws or the prohibitions in France and Germany against certain pro-Nazi expressions. “It's a tough problem that a company faces once they branch out beyond one set of offices in California into that big bad world out there,” said Rebecca MacKinnon of Global Voices Online, an international network of bloggers and citizen journalists. “We'll have to see how it plays out - how it is and isn't used.” MacKinnon said some other major social networks already employ geo-filtering along the lines of Twitter's new policy blocking content in a specific jurisdiction for legal reasons while making it available elsewhere. Many of the critics assailing the new policy suggested that it was devised as part of a longterm plan for Twitter to enter China, where its service is currently blocked. China's Communist Party remains highly sensitive to any organized challenge to its rule and responded sharply to the Arab Spring, cracking down last year after calls for a ``Jasmine Revolution'' in China. Many Chinese nonetheless find ways around the so-called Great Firewall that has blocked social networking sites such as Facebook. Google for several years agreed to censor its search results in China to gain better access to the country's vast population, but stopped that practice two years after engaging in a high-profile showdown

with Chain's government. Google now routes its Chinese search results through Hong Kong, where the censorship rules are less restrictive. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt declined to comment on Twitter's action and instead limited his comments to his own company. “I can assure you we will apply our universally tough principles against censorship on all Google products,” he told reporters in Davos, Switzerland. Google's chief legal officer, David Drummond, said it was a matter of trying to adhere to different local laws. “I think what they (Twitter officials) are wrestling with is what all of us wrestle with - and everyone wants to focus on China, but it is actually a global issue - which is laws in these different countries vary,”Drummond said. “Americans tend to think copyright is a real bad problem, so we have to regulate that on the Internet. In France and Germany, they care about Nazis' issues and so forth,” he added. “In China, there are other issues that we call censorship. And so how you respect all the laws or follow all the laws to the extent you think they should be followed while still allowing people to get the content elsewhere?” Associated Press writers Paul Schemm in Rabat, Morocco, Michael Liedtke in San Francisco, Peter Orsi in Havana, Cuba, Cara Anna in New York and Ben Hubbard in Cairo contributed to this story.

The Red Light Camera Protest Group of Southern Alameda County will be holding a street corner protest at Mowry Avenue and Fremont Boulevard Saturday, February 4 at Noon. The group will focus the public's attention to the fact that these camera programs are much more about revenue than safety and that overly aggressive enforcement is not reducing red light running.


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Community Church of Hayward 26555 Gading Rd., Hayward 510-782-8593 Fairway Park Baptist Church 425 Gresel St., Hayward 510-471-0200 www.FPBC.org First Baptist Church of Newark 6320 Dairy Ave., Newark 510-793-4810 Heritage Baptist Church 2960 Merced St., San Leandro 510-357-7023 www.hbc.org Landmary Missionary Baptist Church 573 Bartlett Ave., Hayward 510-918-0663 www.LMBCHAYWARD.org Memorial Baptist Church 4467 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont 510/657-5522 www.bmaca.org/fremont2.html Mission Peak Baptist Church 41354 Roberts Ave., Fremont 510-656-5311 www.missionpeakbaptist.org New Hope Baptist Church 925 F St., Union City 510-487-7472 Palma Ceia Baptist Church 28605 Ruus Road, Hayward 510-786-2866 www.palmaceiachurch.org Park Victoria Baptist Church 875 S. Park Victoria Dr., Milpitas 408-263-9000 www.parkvictoria.com

Warm Springs Church 111 E. Warren Ave., Fremont 510-657-4082 www.warmspringschurch.org

BUDDHIST Buddhanusorn Thai Temple 36054 Niles Blvd., Fremont 510-790-2294 Purple Lotus Temple 30139 Industrial Pkwy SW, Unit J&K, Hayward 510-489-8868 www.plbs.org/www.purplelotus.org So. Alameda County Buddhist Church 32975 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City 510-471-2581 www.sacbc.org

CATHOLIC Corpus Christi Church 37891 Second St., Fremont 510-790-3207 www.corpuschristifremont.org Holy Spirit Catholic Church 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont 510-797-1660 www.holyspiritfremont.org Old Mission San Jose Church 43266 Mission Blvd., Fremont 510-657-1797 Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish 41933 Blacow Rd., Fremont 510-657-4043 www.guadalupe-parish.org

CHINESE CHRISTIAN Home of Christ Church 35479 Dumbarton Ct., Newark 510-742-6848 www.hoc6.org Silicon Valley Alliance Church 38325 Cedar Blvd., Newark 510-668-1989 www.svacnewark.org

CHRISTIAN Calvary Assembly of Milpitas 130 Piedmont Rd. Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 946-5464 www.camilpitas.org Calvary Bible Church of Milpitas 1757 Houret Ct, Milpitas 408-262-4900 www.calvarybiblechurch.us Calvary Chapel Hayward 1244 B St., Hayward 510-396-0318 www.calvaryhayward.com Cedar Blvd. Neighborhood Church 38325 Cedar Blvd., Newark 510-791-8555 www.cbnc.net Christ's Chosen Vessel Ministries International (Meets at Spring Valley Bible Church Building, Sundays at 6:00 PM) 220 S. Main St. Milpitas (650) 834-3776

Christ Community Church of Milpitas 1000 S. Park Victoria Dr., Milpitas 408-262-8000 www.cccmilpitas.org Calvary Chapel San Leandro Marina Community Center 15301 Wicks Blvd San Leandro 510-421-3207 www.calvarysanleandro.com Christian Worship Center 241 So. Main St., Milpitas 408-263-0406 http://www.cwcsj.org


February 3, 2012 Church of Christ 977 Grant Ave., San Lorenzo 510-276-4693 www.church-of-christ.org/slzca Church of Christ of Fremont 4300 Hanson Ave., Fremont 510--797-3695 www.fremontchurchofchrist.org Church of Christ – Hayward 22307 Montgomery St., Hayward 510-582-9830 www.haywardchurchofchrist.org Church of Christ South Hayward 320 Industrial Pkwy.,Hayward 510-581-3351 www.churchofchristhayward.com Discovery Fremont 38891 Mission Blvd. (@ Walnut), Fremont 510-797-7689 East Bay Christian Fellowship 1111 H Street, Union City 510-487-0605 www.ebcf.net

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WHAT’S HAPPENING’S TRI-CITY VOICE Fremont Journey of Faith Church 39009 Cindy St. Fremont 510.793.2100 www.jof-fremont.com Good Shepherd South Asian Ministry MultiCultural Worship @10 AM 4211 Carol Ave., Fremont 510-552-4476 gssam@sbcglobal.net. Grace Church Fremont 36060 Fremont Blvd., Fremont 510-797-7729 Great Exchange Covenant Church Fremont (GRX) Sunday Services at Cabello Elementary School 4500 Cabello St., Union City www.grxfremont.org Hayward First Church of the Nazarene 26221 Gading Rd., Hayward 510-732-0777

New Covenant Evangelistic Christian Center 3801 Smith St., Union City 510-487-0886

Iglesia Biblica El Faro 280 Mowry Ave., Fremont Estudio Bíblico 510-585-1701 lbfchurch.org

New Life Church 4130 Technology Pl., Fremont 510-657-9191 Newlifechurchofsf.org

Ministerios Cosecha "Fuente de Vida" 4360 Central Ave., Fremont (510) 573-1800 mcofremont@yahoo.com

Our Father’s House 42776 Albrae St., Fremont 510-796-1117 www.ourfathershousefremont.org

Mision Hispana Esperanza Viva 4673 Thornton Ave. Suite P Fremont 510-754-5618 www.esperanzaviva.org

Resonate Church Forest Park Elementary School 34400 Maybird Circle, Fremont 510-713-8703 www.resonatemovement.org San Lorenzo Japanese Christian Church 615 Lewelling Blvd., San Leandro 510-483-9455 www.slzjcc.org

CHRISTIAN FILIPINO Christian Fellowship International Church (Meets in the Park Victoria Baptist Church bldg.) 875 S. Park Victoria Dr., Milpitas 408-386-2215 http://cficmilpitas.multiply.com/

Hope Lighthouse Foursquare church 36883 Niles Blvd., Fremont 510-796-0730

Solid Rock Church of God In Christ 5970 Thornton Ave., Newark 510-791-7625 www.solidrockcogic.org

Christ's Chosen Vessel Ministries International (Meets at Spring Valley Bible Church Building) 220 S. Main St. Milpitas 650-834-3776

Family Bible Fellowship 37620 Filbert St., Newark 510-505-1735 www.fbfministries.org

InRoads Christian Church 3111 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 657-0251 www.inroadschurch.com

Tree of Life. Lord's Harvest Christian Church 4140 Peralta Blvd., Fremont 510-739-6133 www.living-tree.org

Light By The Mountain Church 606 H St., Union City 510-378-0159

First Church of Christ Scientist 1351 Driscoll Rd., Fremont 510-656-8161

Jesus Christ For All Nations 4400 Rosewood Dr., Pleasanton 510.659.1848 www.jcfans.org

Upper Room Church 500 Harris Rd., Hayward 510-276-1894

Word International Ministries 35501 Cedar Blvd., Newark 510-366-5995 www.wordinternational.com

Emmanuel Mission Church 5885 Smith Ave., Newark (510) 793-6332 www.cmalliance.org

Fremont Asian Christian Church Meets Centerville Community Center 3355 Country Drive, Fremont 510-795-2828 www.fremontasianchristianchurch.org Fremont Community Church 39700 Mission Blvd., Fremont 510-657-0123 www.gofcc.org

Jyoti Fellowship church Located in First Church of the Nazarene 26221 Gading Rd., Hayward 510-427-0491 Liberty Church International Veteran’s Bldg., 37154 Second St. (Fremont Niles) 510-324-1400 www.libertyvision.org Mount Olive Ministries 1989 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas 408-262-0506 www.mt-olive.org

WORD OF LIFE - A Foursquare Church 1675 Graham Ave., Newark 510-754-9438

CHRISTIAN (ESPANOL) Arbol de Vida 4140 Peralta Blvd., Fremont 510-790-2140 Iglesia Apostolica de Union City 33700 Alvarado Niles Rd, Union City 510-489-0687 www.ucapostolic.org

CHRISTIAN INDONESIAN Graceful Christian Community Church At Immanuel Presbyterian Church - 5 PM 4333 Hansen Ave, Fremont 510-792-1831 www.gracefulcommunity.org Adonai Indonesian Christian Fellowship 2603 Quail Ct, Union City 510-475-5377

CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

36600 Niles Blvd., Fremont 510-793-5439

CHRISTIAN REFORMED Christ’s Community Church 25927 Kay Ave., Hayward 510-782-6010 ccchayward@sbcglobal.net

EPISCOPAL St. James Episcopal Church 37051 Cabrillo Terr., Fremont 510-797-1492 www.saintj.com

EVANGELICAL COVENANT South Bay Community Church 47385 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont 510-490-9500 www.sobcc.org

EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA Newark Community Church 37590 Sycamore St., Newark 510-796-7729 www.newarkcommunitychurch.org Asian Indian Church Ministries Meet at Newark Community Church 510-795-7770 www.asianindianchurchministries.org Bridges Community Church 505 Driscoll Road, Fremont 510-651-2030 www.bridgescc.org


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HINDU TEMPLE Paramahamsa Nithyananda Meditation - Sundays at 3:30 p.m. 451 Los Coches St., Milpitas 510-813 6474 www.LifeBliss.org Shreemaya Krishnadham 25 Corning Ave., Milpitas 408-586-0006 www.bayvp.org Vedic Dharma Samaj Hindu Temple and Cultural Center 3676 Delaware Dr., Fremont 510-659-0655 www.fremonttemple.org

JEWISH Congregation Shir Ami 4529 Malabar Ave., Castro Valley 510-537-1787 www.congshirami.org Temple Beth Torah 42000 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont 510-656-7141 www.bethtorah-fremont.org

KOREAN NC HAN MA EUM KOREAN CHURCH 4500 Thornton Ave., Fremont 510-661-9079 www.j-church.org

LDS (MORMON) Bayside Ward 36400 Haley St., Newark 510-796-0914 Centerville Ward 38134 Temple Way, Fremont 510-797-1200 Central Park Ward 820 Walnut Ave., Fremont 510-795-6658 Fremont (Deaf) Branch 820 Walnut Ave., Fremont Glenmoor Ward 38134 Temple Way, Fremont 510-793-8060

Irvington Ward 510-656-8754 510-656-7522 (Foyers) Mission Peak Ward (English and Chinese) 48851 Green Valley Rd., Fremont 510-657-2156 510-623-7496 (Foyer) Newark (Spanish) Branch 36400 Haley St., Newark

LUTHERAN Calvary Lutheran Church & School 17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo 510-278-2555 www.calvarysanlorenzo.com Christ the King Lutheran Church 1301 Mowry Ave., Fremont 510-797-3724 www.Ctkfremont.org Epiphany Lutheran Church ELCA 16248 Carolyn St., San Leandro 510-278-5133 www.eastbayepiphany.org Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 166 W. Harder Rd., Hayward Iglesia Luterana "El Buen Pastor" 510-782-0872 www.gslchayward.org Good Shepherd South Asian Ministry 4211 Carol Ave., Fremont 510-656-0900 www.gssam.org Grace Lutheran Church LCMS 1836 B St., Hayward 510-581-6620 Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church 35660 Cedar Blvd., Newark 510-793-1911 office@hrlc-newark.org Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 38801 Blacow Rd., Fremont 510-793-6285 www.holytrinityfremont.org

Hope Lutheran Church 3800 Beard Rd., Fremont 510-793-8691 http://hopelutheranfremont.org/ Memorial Lutheran Chapel for the Deaf 874 Washington Blvd., Fremont 510-276-3860 Messiah Lutheran Church 25400 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward 510-782-6727

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First United Methodist Church 2950 Washington Blvd, Fremont 510-490-0200 www.fremont-methodist.org South Hayward UMC 628 Schafer Rd., Hayward (510) 780-9599 www.SoHayUMC.org St. Paul United Methodist 33350 Peace Terr., Fremont 510-429-3990 www.stpaulumcfremont.org

Oromo Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church 100 Hacienda Ave., San Lorenzo 510-276-7980 ollibuse@yahoo.com

VICTORY CENTER A.M.E. ZION CHURCH 33450 Ninth Street- Union City 510-429-8700

Our Savior Church & Preschool 858 Washington Blvd., Fremont

MUSLIM

510-657-3191 www.oslfremont.com

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church/School 38451 Fremont Blvd., Fremont 510-793-3366 www.popfremont.org St. Steven Lutheran Church 1046 Grove Way, Hayward 510-581-6637 www.ststephenclc.org

METHODIST African Methodist Episcopal Church 201 E St., Union City 510-489-7067 www.tricityame.org First Chinese United Methodist Church 2856 Washington Blvd. Fremont (510) 490 – 0696 www.chinesemethodist.org First United Methodist Church 1183 B St., Hayward www.gbgm-umc.org/haywardfirstumc

Islamic Society of East Bay 33330 Peace Terr., Fremont 510-429-4732 www.iseb.org

NON DENOMINATIONAL Cathedral of Faith–Milpitas Service held at: Curtner Elementary School 275 Redwood Ave., Milpitas www.cathedraloffaith.org Central Church of Christ 38069 Martha Avenue, #100 Fremont 510-792-2858 Crossroads Church 41386 Fremont Blvd., Fremont 510-651-0301 www.crossroadsfremont.org Fremont Community Church 39700 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 657-0123 www.gofcc.org Mission Springs Community Church 48989 Milmont Dr., Fremont 510-490-0446 www.msccfremont.org

Morning Star Church 36120 Ruschin Dr., Newark 510-676-1453 www.msconline.org New Birth Christian Ministry Center 3565 Arden Rd., Hayward 510-782-1937 Revelation Christian Fellowship 1670 Orchard Ave., San Leandro 510-352-4707 www.revelationcf.org True Jesus Church 1190 Davis St., San Leandro 510-522-2125 www.tjc.org Victory Outreach Fremont 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont 510-683-4660 info@vofremont.org

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN St. Christina Orthodox Church 3612 Peralta Ave., Fremont 510-739-0908 www.stchristinaorthodox.org

PENTECOSTAL Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ 27689 Tyrrell Ave., Hayward 510-783-9377 www.gladtidingscogic.com Newark Christian Center 37371 Filbert St., Newark 510-793-6630 The Pentecostals of Hayward 25715 Mission Blvd., Hayward 510-733-0443 Union City Apostolic Church 33700 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City 510-489-0687 www.ucapostolic.org


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PRESBYTERIAN Centerville Presbyterian Church 4360 Central Ave., Fremont 510-793-3575 www.cpcfremont.org First Presbyterian Church of Hayward 2490 Grove Way, Castro Valley (510) 581-6203 http://firstpreshayward.com First Presbyterian Church of Newark 35450 Newark Blvd., Newark 510-797-8811 www.newarkpres.org First Presbyterian Church San Leandro 180 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro 510-483-2772 FPCSanLeandro.org Immanuel Presbyterian Church of Fremont 4333 Hansen Ave., Fremont 510-494-8020 www.ipcf.net Irvington Presbyterian Church 4181 Irvington Ave. (corner Chapel & Irvington), Fremont 510-657-3133 New Bridges Presbyterian Church 26236 Adrian Ave., Hayward 510-786-9333 newbridgespresby@gmail.com Westminister Hills Presbyterian Church 27287 Patrick Ave., Hayward (510) 782-5795 www.whpchurch.org

REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA New Hope Community Church 2190 Peralta Blvd., Fremont 510-739-0430 www.newhopefremont.org

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RELIGIOUS SCIENCE Center For Spiritual LivingFremont 40155 Blacow Rd., Fremont 510-656-9955 www.CSL-Fremont.org

SALVATION ARMY Hayward Citadel Corps 430 A St., Hayward 510- 581 - 6444 The Tri-Cities Corps 36700 Newark Blvd., Newark 510-793-6319 Korean Congregation Army 36700 Newark Blvd., Newark 510 - 793 - 6319

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Community Seventh-Day Church 606 H St., Union City 510-429-8446 www.unioncity22.adventistchurchconnect.org/ East Bay Fil-Am Seventh Day Adventist Church 32441 Pulaski Dr., Hayward 510-324-1597 Fremont Chinese SeventhDay Adventist Church 1301 Mowry, Fremont 415-585-4440 or 408-616-9535 Fremont Seventh-Day Adventist Church 225 Driscoll Rd., Fremont 510-384-0304 http://fremont.netadvantist.org Hayward Seventh-Day Adventist Church 26400 Gading Rd., Hayward 510-782-3422 Hayward.AdventistFaith.org Milpitas Adventist Center 1991 Landess Ave., Milpitas 408 726-5331 www.milpitas.netadventist.org

SCIENTOLOGY Chuch of Scientology 1865 Lundy Ave, San Jose 408-383-9400 www.scientology-sanjose.org

SIKHISM Fremont Gurdwara 300 Gurdwara Rd., Fremont 510-790-0177 www.fremontgurdwara.org

UNITARIAN Mission Peak UU Congregation (meets at FUMC's Cole Hall) 2950 Washington Blvd, Fremont 510-252-1477 www.mpuuc.org

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Eden United Church of Christ 21455 Birch St. @ Grove Way, Hayward 510-582-9533 www.edenucc.com Filipino American United Church of Christ 4587 Peralta Blvd., Fremont 510-797-8408 filamucc@sbcglobal.net

Fremont Congregational Church 38255 Blacow Rd, Fremont 510-793-3970 www.fremontucc.net Niles Congregational Church 255 H St., Fremont 510-797-0895 www.nccucc.org San Lorenzo Community Church 945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 510-276-4808 The Little Brown Church 141 Kilkare Rd., Sunol 925-862-2004 www.littlebrownchurchofsunol.org

UNITY CHURCH Unity of Fremont 36600 Niles Blvd, Fremont at the First Christian Church 510-797-5234 www.unityoffremont.org

VIETNAMESE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Vietnamese Christian & Missionary Alliance Church 38325 Cedar Blvd., Newark 510-623-9063 www.htnewark.org

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