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Rosa Gonzalez named as new Ventura County Chief Deputy Clerk of the Board VENTURA—Ventura County Executive Officer Mike Powers has announced that Rosa Gonzalez has been named as the County’s new Chief Deputy Clerk of the Board. She was selected during a nationwide recruitment that resulted in nearly 50 applicants. Her in-depth experience with all business aspects of the office

combined with her exceptional management, interpersonal skills and reputation in working with our community resulted in her recommendation by a hiring panel comprised of internal county agency and external government members. She will begin her new duties immediately. “Rosa has extensive experience performing the

clerk’s duties at our Board of Supervisors meetings,” said Powers. “What sets her apart is her experience in process and service improvements, which have resulted in better service to the public, as well as her intensive involvement and outreach efforts with our underserved communities in the county.” In addition to her new duties as

Chief Deputy Clerk of the Board, Gonzalez will continue to serve as the County Executive Office Community Liaison where she works with community partners, elected officials and the public to enhance County services and improve information sharing with the public. Gonzalez, 40, is a resident of Ventura.

Actor Stan Shaw speaks at Naval Warfare Center By J.W. Marcum

Some Super Bowl watchers were dismayed by the use of a Martin Luther King, Jr. voiceover in the Dodge truck commercial.

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Actor, writer and producer Stan Shaw spoke at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) National African American/Black History Month observance, Feb. 8. Shaw shared his personal story of how he started acting, his many mentors throughout his career and his philosophy on resilience, perseverance and determination. Born in Chicago, Shaw’s father, Eddie, was a well-known saxophonist who played with jazz and blues legends from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago’s “mean streets.” Growing up, Shaw would sing with his father in blues joints and night clubs. He was eventually picked up by a casting director who was in town producing a musical. Shaw began acting on Broadway in New York City and eventually made his way to Hollywood, where he would spend the next 40 years starring in films. n Actor, see page 2

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By Lauren Victoria Burke There were ads with Morgan Freeman rapping and ads with babies from around the world and fast cars with singer Steven Tyler. There were ads with medieval themes, magic and song.

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HEN there was the ad using the words and voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to sell Dodge Ram sell trucks. “Everybody can be great,” Dr. King said in a speech in 1968, two months before he was murdered. “You only need a heart full of grace; soul generated by love.” The advertisement featured images of football players, cowboys, U.S. troops and first responders as a backdrop to King’s voiceover. The advertisement ended with an

image of a soldier, a Dodge truck, and the words “Built to Serve.” The commercial for Dodge trucks provoked protest on social media shortly after it aired from many Super Bowl LII viewers. It also induced a reaction tweet from the The King Center and Bernice King, the daughter of the late civil rights leader. “Neither @TheKingCenter nor @ BerniceKing is the entity that approves the use of #MLK’s words or imagery for use in merchandise, entertainment (movies, music,

artwork, etc) or advertisement, including tonight’s @Dodge #SuperBowl commercial,” The King Center tweet stated not long after the ad was broadcast. April 4, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, at the hands of James Earl Ray. “The worst commercials are those that use icons like Martin Luther King Jr to sell things like a Dodge Ram truck,” tweeted n Voiceover, see page 7

Some feel coin toss mirrors Black experience beyond Olympics By Errin Haines Whack PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Shani Davis made history in 2006 when he became the first Black athlete to win an individual gold medal at a Winter Olympics and the winningest man in American speedskating. So when the speedskater tweeted his outrage after losing the opportunity to represent Team USA as its flagbearer in Friday night’s opening ceremony, his #Blackhistorymonth hashtag served as a kind of racial shorthand. And it resonated with AfricanAmericans far beyond sports. For them, it was a familiar scenario: Despite being exceptional in a field dominated by whites, he was bypassed for a job he deserved. What’s more, when he pointed that out, he was shouted down as an ungrateful distraction. From celebrities to corporate America, the slight was a reminder of what Blacks regularly experience

bias can sting with unfairness. To understand Davis’ indignation is not to focus on a twist of fate or his skin color, but to ask: What if luger Erin Hamlin had been denied as the more decorated Olympian? Unlike the Summer Games, where Black athletes are dominant and ubiquitous, the Winter

Olympics offer fewer opportunities for them to shine. Black athletes at the Winter Games are often treated as an anomaly—a fact popularized by the movie “Cool Runnings,” about Jamaica’s first bobsled team, which made its debut at the 1988 Calgary Games. Part of the film’s appeal was n Coin toss, see page 7

Fox News deletes column on ‘darker, gayer, different’ Olympics By David Bauder in a white world—a feeling that the game is rigged. The coin toss is almost beside the point. That the vote was tied between a bronze medalist and a two-time gold medalist points to an outcome that also included intangibles—among them, likeability and popularit y. While a coin cannot be biased, people can—and often, the results of racial

Fox News removed a column from its web site Friday that said it appeared the U.S. Olympic Committee wanted to change the event’s motto to “darker, gayer, different.” The column, posted on Wednesday, was written by veteran Fox executive John Moody. He’s executive vice president and executive editor

of Fox News, but it appears his chief duty now is to write online opinion columns. A Fox spokeswoman said Moody’s column does not reflect the views or values of Fox News. It was posted on Wednesday and removed on Friday. The sportsoriented site Deadspin wrote about its contents on Thursday. Moody wrote that complaining that every team n Fox News, see page 7

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State bill would ban tackle youth football before high school Two California lawmakers want to outlaw tackle football leagues until teenagers reach high school, saying delaying the start of high-contact elements of football would protect young people from long-term brain damage. Children can learn the skills they need to succeed at the sport from non-contact flag football, Democratic Assembly members Kevin McCarty of Sacramento and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher of San Diego said in announcing their legislation on Thursday. Their bill follows similar legislation under consideration in Illinois and New York. Legislation has been introduced several times since 2013 in New York but has not gained traction. n Youth football, see page 7


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When he started acting in 1972, there were few desirable parts for black actors, according to Shaw. “Hollywood was cutthroat, and many of the roles were being given to former athletes,” said Shaw. The parts were initially what he called, “the best of the worst.” Shaw formulated a plan to only play roles that reflected his beliefs. “A career is what you choose to do, and also what you turn down,” he said. “Each individual on this planet is placed here for a reason. Faith strengthens us when we’re at our weakest. You have to be fearless.” During his tenure, Shaw became friends with actors Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr., James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Redd Foxx and Billy Dee Williams. Many acted as mentors. “Mentorship has been amazing in my life,” stated Shaw. “I’ve been fortunate enough to have these men in my life; they elevated me.” According to Shaw, James Earl Jones was “the most influential person in my life and career choices.” As his greatest mentor, he still remains in touch. Shaw shared an experience when Jones called his house and Shaw put his son on the line. The younger Shaw, in disbelief that he was speaking with “Darth Vader,” (Jones played the voice in the Star Wars feature) eventually had all of his friends in the neighborhood come and speak to him over the phone. “Darth Vader” told the kids to obey their parents and to make good grades in school. “I was king of the neighborhood after that moment,” said Shaw. “How can you top that?” Shaw closed with a few words about commitment and integrity. He said his father had passed away three days ago and his family was in the midst of funeral arrangements. He told his family that his presence would be delayed due to a prior commitment. A commitment he had made a month ago to speak at the National African American / Black History Month event at NSWC PHD. “You are serving at the highest level of our country, keeping us safe,” said Shaw. “It’s an amazing sacrifice and a commitment that strengthens what we hold dear. I appreciate your service.”

Black AIDS Institute president retires; Institute launches new programs By Freddie Allen As part of a new strategic plan to prepare for the next generation of Black HIV/AIDS response, the Black AIDS Institute announced several organizational changes, including the retirement of long-time president and CEO Phill Wilson.

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ILSON launched the Black AIDS Institute in 1999 with a clear mantra (“Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution”) and mission, “to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black leaders, institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. “In order for a movement to endure, there must be a plan for the future,” said Wilson, in a statement. “Stepping down as the President and CEO of the Institute, where I have had the privilege of serving for the last 19 years, is bittersweet for me. I have been involved in this fight for almost my entire adult life.” The statement continued: “In 1983, when I started doing this work, none of us could have imagined this mysterious new disease, first identified at U.C.L.A. Medical Center, would become the defining health issue of our generation. We are at a turning point. Are we are going to build on the remarkable advances we have made over the last decade and continue to push forward and finally end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic or are we going to go back to the dark days of despair and death?” In the statement, Wilson said that the Institute is committed to doing everything in its power to end the HIV/ AIDS epidemic, especially in Black communities. “The time is right. The organization has the infrastructure and capacity to do the changes set forth by the Board to prepare for a new generation of capacity building, advocacy, mobilization and service delivery,” said Wilson. “I am very proud of the work we have done over the last 19 years and of the organization’s commitment to new leadership. That commitment is more important now than ever before.” Pursuing new executive leadership is a part of a larger effort on the part of the Institute to prepare for the next generation of HIV/AIDS response in Black communities.

The organization has the infrastructure and capacity to do the changes set forth by the Board to prepare for a new generation of capacity building, advocacy, mobilization and service delivery. PHILL WILSON

AHEAD OF THE CURVE From the African American HIV University (AAHU) and Black Treatment Advocates Network, to the ground-breaking State of AIDS in Black America reports and acknowledgements of Black excellence at the annual Heroes in The Struggle Awards Gala, the Institute has been relentless in its focus on Black communities. The organization enlisted Traditional Black Institutions, such as the NAACP, Black fraternities and sororities, Black journalists in mainstream media and Black-owned publications, and others, to commit to raising awareness, fighting stigma, increasing HIV/ AIDS literacy and mobilizing Black people. It launched the Black Hollywood Task Force on HIV, currently co-chaired by Jussie Smollett, star of the FOX musical drama “Empire,” and veteran actress and humanitarian Vanessa Williams, to leverage the power of celebrity to amplify messages about prevention, testing, treatment and ending stigma. “We have always been ahead of the curve in understanding HIV/ AIDS and how it relates to the Black community,” says Institute Board Chair, Grazell Howard. “This change is a continuation of that

California science fair project tying race, IQ sparks outcry A Northern California school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science fair, where it drew outrage from some students, parents and staff. The project by a Sacramento high school student enrolled in an elite magnet program, titled “Race and IQ,” questioned whether certain races lack the intelligence for the program’s academically challenging coursework. The Sacramento Bee, which published the story, did not speak to the student at C.K. McClatchy High School and is not identifying the minor. The project was on view with others as part of an annual science fair but was removed after complaints. Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent Jorge Aguilar released a video statement noting his own struggles as a minority and saying racially insensitive language will not be tolerated. “Yes, we’ll respect freedom of speech. But we will also uphold our duty to limit speech that is likely to cause disruption to our students.” He said. “No student

should ever be made to feel that their race has anything to do with their ability to succeed.” School Principal Peter Lambert sent an email to parents saying that the school is taking the incident seriously and implementing appropriate measures to provide an inclusive environment. Some people outraged by the racially charged project say it points to the larger problem: the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the school’s elite Humanities and International Studies program. The program, which was designed to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity, enrolls about 500 students. They include a dozen African American students, 80 Latino students and about 100 Asian American students, according to data provided by the district. “I think that a lot of people, especially of color, are really hurt and upset by this,” said Chrysanthe Vidal, an African-American senior who is in the program. The student tested his race and intelligence hypothesis by having a handful of unidentified teens of various racial and ethnic backgrounds take an online intelligence test.

legacy. The search for new executive leadership is a part of a new strategic plan. We have brought on new Board members like Representative Donna M. Christensen (retired), Dr. David Cook, David Munar and Gina Brown to help us with expand our policy work, our clinical services and add Black-women programs, respectively. We’ve also reenergized our Black Hollywood Task Force on AIDS with new ambassadors and supporters like Ledisi, Karamo Brown, Taraji P. Henson, Alfre Woodard and Van Jones.” Board member David Munar, the president and CEO of the Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago, says “almost every milestone in the fight against AIDS domestically, and in some cases internationally, has been paved by the Black AIDS Institute, and that’s a credit to the Institution and its many supporters and affiliates across the country.”

CODIFYING WILSON’S VISION Wilson leaves the Institute well positioned to take on the challenges of future. The organization is staffed by the next generation of HIV/AIDS activists and organizers, whose work embodies the Institute’s commitment to helping Black communities save themselves through their lived experience. “Every day is Black AIDS Awareness day at the Black AIDS Institute’” says Raniyah Copeland, the Institute’s Director of Programs. “Our staff are of the communities we serve. We are Black men and women. We are Black people living with HIV/AIDS or at high risk of infection. We live, work, pray and play in the communities we serve. We don’t need to do ‘outreach’ because we are there 24/7.” The Institute recently brought on new staff to strengthen their capacity, like Maxx n Institute, see page 7

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WASHINGTON—When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn’t hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait.

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T a ceremony Monday to unveil portraits of him and former first lady Michelle Obama, the former president said artist Kehinde Wiley cheerfully ignored almost all of his suggestions. “He listened very thoughtfully to what I had to say before doing exactly what he always intended to do,” he said. “I tried to negotiate less gray hair but Kehinde’s artistic integrity would not allow it. I tried to negotiate smaller ears and struck out on that as well.” The final product depicts Obama sitting in a straightbacked chair, leaning forward and looking serious while surrounded by greenery and flowers. Michelle Obama’s portrait, painted by Amy Sherald, shows her in a black and white dress looking thoughtful with her hand on her chin. Both artists were personally chosen by the Obamas. The portraits will now hang in the National Portrait Gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The gallery has a complete collection of presidential portraits. A different set of portraits of the former first couple will eventually hang in the White House.

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“I am humbled, I am honored, I am proud,” Michelle Obama said. “Young people, particularly girls and girls of color, in future years they will come to this place and see someone who looks like them hanging on the walls of this incredible institution.” Barack Obama spoke of his choice of Wiley, saying the two men shared multiple parallels in

I tried to negotiate less gray hair but Kehinde’s artistic integrity would not allow it. PRESIDENT OBAMA their upbringing; both had African fathers who were largely absent from their lives and American

mothers who raised them. The former president drew multiple laughs from the audience

for his remarks, starting out by praising Sherald for capturing, “the grace and beauty and charm and hotness of the woman that I love.” Obama said he found the process of sitting for the portrait to be a frustrating experience. “I don’t like posing. I get impatient and start looking at my watch,” he said, “but working with Kehinde was a great joy.”

Jack Johnson descendant hopes for pardon, maybe from Trump By Kareem Copeland In Jim Crow America, it’s no wonder that Jack Johnson was the most despised African-American of his generation. The first black boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Johnson humiliated white fighters and flaunted his affection for white women, even fleeing the country after an all-white jury convicted him of “immorality” for one of his relationships. Now, more than 100 years later, Johnson’s great-great niece wants President Donald Trump to clear the champion’s name with a posthumous pardon. And she has the backing of Sen. John McCain, who has supported a Johnson pardon since 2004. “Jack Johnson was a boxing legend and pioneer whose career and reputation were ruined by a racially charged conviction more than a century ago,” McCain said in a statement to The Associated Press. “Johnson’s imprisonment forced him into the shadows of bigotry and prejudice, and continues to stand as a stain on our national honor.” Johnson, the son of former slaves, defeated Tommy Burns for the heavyweight title in 1908 at a time when blacks and whites rarely entered the same ring. He then mowed down a series of “great white hopes,” culminating in 1910 with the undefeated former champion, James J. Jeffries. “He is one of the craftiest, cunningest boxers that ever stepped into the ring,” said the legendary boxer John L. Sullivan, in the aftermath of what was called “the fight of the century.” But Johnson also refused to adhere to societal norms, living lavishly and brazenly and dating outside of his race in a time when whites often

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Jack Johnson and Jim Flynn, 1912. killed African-Americans without fear of legal repercussions. In 1913, he was convicted of violating the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes. After seven years as a fugitive, Johnson eventually returned to the U.S. and turned himself in. He served about a year in federal prison and was released in 1921. He died in 1946 in an auto accident. Muhammad Ali often praised Johnson and would explain how he admired Johnson’s courage. “They say I’m controversial and they say I’m bold, but I wasn’t nothing like Jack Johnson,” Ali once told broadcaster Howard Cosell. “They had lynchings and rapings

and burnings and every time he’d fight they’d lynch Negroes and burn houses. This man was told if you beat this white man we’re going to shoot you from the audience. He said well just shoot my black so-and-so because I’m a knock him out. “Here’s a Negro during the time you’d be lynched for looking at white ladies. He’d walk down the street and left the country with them. He was bold. ... He had to be a courageous man.” The stain on Johnson’s reputation forced some family members to live in shame of his legacy—the exact opposite of how Johnson led his life. Family “didn’t talk about it because they were ashamed of him, that he went to prison,” Linda E.

Haywood, 61, said of her great-great uncle. “They were led to believe that he did something wrong. They were so ashamed after being so proud of him. The white man came and told them that he did something wrong, he did something dirty and they painted him out to be something that he wasn’t.” Haywood said she didn’t find out she was related to Johnson until she was 12. She remembers learning about Johnson when she was in sixth grade during Black History Month, and only learned later that he was kin. Once, she recalled, she asked her mother about Johnson. “She just grimaced,” Haywood said. Haywood remembers her mother

calling Johnson defiant and saying: “‘Momma, no disrespect, that man wasn’t defiant.’ He was just being a man. He was being himself.” Haywood has pressed to have Johnson pardoned since President George W. Bush was in office, a decade ago. Posthumous pardons are rare, but not unprecedented. President Bill Clinton pardoned Henry O. Flipper, the first AfricanAmerican officer to lead the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War; he was framed for embezzlement. Bush pardoned Charles Winters in 2008, an American volunteer in the ArabIsraeli War convicted of violating the U.S. Neutrality Acts in 1949. Haywood wanted Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president, to pardon Johnson, but Justice Department policy says “processing posthumous pardon petitions is grounded in the belief that the time of the officials involved in the clemency process is better spent on the pardon and commutation requests of living persons.” “In terms of Jack Johnson, I think the Department of Justice came back recommending—not recommending a pardon on that,” press secretary Robert Gibbs said in 2009. A spokeswoman for Obama declined further comment. Haywood wants the history books rewritten. “Knowing that he was treated unfairly and unfairly convicted and targeted because of his choice of companions, who happened to be Caucasian, that’s wrong,” she said. “It bothered my people to the point they didn’t even want to talk about it. My mother didn’t even want to talk about it. That’s stupid ... It bothers me. “The last thing you want to do is die and have your name tarnished. That’s wrong. You don’t want it to be tarnished if you’re living.”


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OPED BIG RAINBOWS IN THE POLITICAL CLOUDS FOR CHILDREN:

Some Really, Really Good news By Marian Wright Edelman God has sent some huge rainbows in the clouds for vulnerable children amidst a profoundly negative political climate. Good news these days has been few and far between but the Bipartisan Budget Package/ Continuing Resolution (CR) signed by the President earlier today offers significant and long overdue hope to children, families and communities. We now must give our immediate attention to extending that good news to the nearly 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Dreamers and the other Dreamers not yet in DACA, who face a March 5th deadline that would end their hopes and dreams. The good news in the Bipartisan Budget Package includes: • The Family First Prevention Services Act that includes long overdue historic reforms to help keep children safely with their families when they come to the attention of the child welfare system and assures them quality care in the most familylike setting appropriate for their special needs when placement in foster care is needed. Family First also offers new supports for preventing and treating families struggling with substance use disorders, including increased support for grandparents and other relatives who have reached out to care for children, regional partnerships to bring systems together to benefit children, and funding to help children be placed in treatment programs with their parents. • An additional four years of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which assures a long-term commitment of 10 years and stabilizes comprehensive, affordable health coverage for nearly 9 million children and pregnant women. This is the longest extension of funding for CHIP since it was originally enacted in 1997 and will give the millions of parents of children enrolled in CHIP peace of mind. CHIP has helped cut the number of uninsured children in half, improved child health outcomes and access to care, helped reduce school absenteeism and improved children’s readiness to learn. CHIP, together with Medicaid, forms the foundation of our health care system

quality health services. One for children. This long-term in 10 children in America extension will help us build use CHCs for health care on that great progress as we The threatening March 5th services. work to ensure every child in • An historic increase of America the health coverage deadline looms; If DACA $5.8 billion for the Child they need and deserve to protections are not preserved in law Care and Development Block survive and thrive. by that date, it is estimated that on Grant (CCDBG) over two • Five years of funding years to help states meet the for the Maternal and Infant average nearly 1,000 Dreamers a new quality requirements of Early Childhood Visitation day will lose their protection. the bipartisan 2014 CCDBG Program (MIECHV), which has been without funding reauthorization and extend access to affordable child since September 30, 2017. care to more hardworking Pregnant women and sufficiency and reduce child abuse children under five in every state and and neglect, crime and domestic families. A CLASP analysis shows this investment will help an additional territory benefit from these voluntary violence. home visiting programs that help • Two years of funding for 230,000 children in working families to improve maternal and newborn Community Health Centers (CHCs), access child care. Currently CCDBG health, child development, school which offer children and their serves only 1 in 6 eligible children. readiness, and family economic self- parents access to a continuum of • $4 billion for student-centered

programs that aid college completion and affordability, including those that help teachers, police officers and firefighters. • $6 billion added to increase prevention and treatment and law enforcement to address the country’s opioid crisis. It is critically important that these dollars reach infants and children of all ages as well as other family members. The bipartisan package also: • Offers long overdue assistance in the aftermath of the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Florida and Texas and the fires in California. This funding will bring relief to children and their parents and finally includes new Medicaid dollars to Puerto Rico. • Adjusts sequestration’s budget caps so there will again be parity between defense and non-defense expenditures. While we are encouraged by these critical steps forward for children, a gaping hole remains. The Senate will begin consideration next week on legislation to offer hope, protection and a path to citizenship for the nearly 800,000 current DACA Dreamers and the more than one million additional Dreamers who could qualify for DACA but have not, but its road forward is not clear. Yet the threatening March 5th deadline looms. If DACA protections are not preserved in law by that date, it is estimated that on average nearly 1,000 Dreamers a day will lose their protection from deportation and their ability to work. Their dreams and futures must be protected and preserved. As we move forward with implementation of this new Budget Package, we must stay vigilant to ensure DACA protections and a path to citizenship are enacted and threats to key programs to keep children healthy, well fed and housed are fought back. The President’s 2019 Budget, scheduled to be released on Monday, is likely to highlight deep cuts in Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, housing assistance, and other core programs that reach many of the families of the nearly 13.2 million children living in poverty. We must work together to fight them back and keep fighting to protect and expand every piece of good news.

If you look at Trump’s policy and actions, why would the Russians want Trump? By Printus LeBlanc If you listen to the mainstream media and progressives that cannot believe they lost the election, you will undoubtedly hear them scream Russia, Russia, Russia. They still have not produced one shred of evidence that President Donald Trump collaborated with the Russian government in any way, but the longer the investigation goes on, the more it looks like the DNC and the Clinton campaign had more to do with Russians than the Trump campaign. However, in their rush to name Trump a “Russian” plant, they forgot to look at one thing, actual policy. ENERGY The greatest strategic weapon Russia has is not its nuclear weapons, cyber forces, or 20,000 combat tanks. The most significant strategic weapon Russia possesses is the oil and natural gas residing within its borders. According to the most recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Agency, “Russia was the world’s largest producer of crude oil including lease condensate and the third largest producer of petroleum and other liquids (after Saudi Arabia and the United States) in 2016,

with average liquids production of 11.2 million barrels per day (b/d). Russia was the second-largest producer of dry natural gas in 2016 (second to the United States), producing an estimated 21 trillion cubic feet (Tcf).” The oil and gas industry accounts for over one-third of government revenue for Russia, and untold millions in profits for the ruling kleptocrats. Not only does Russia use the petroleum industry for revenue, but it also uses the industry as a weapon against European nations. The Swedish Defense Research Agency published a report detailing 50 instances when Russia used energy as a weapon to put pressure on its neighbors. President Trump’s policy is in direct conflict with Russian energy policy. President Trump wants the U.S. to produce more energy and export it to Europe, lessening dependence on Russian energy. The energy policies of President Obama and Hillary Clinton limited U.S. oil and gas exploration and exportation, giving Russia an upper hand in the geopolitical game. DEFENSE SPENDING One of President Trump’s top priorities was rebuilding

the military after eight years of President Obama ignoring it. Under the Obama administration, the size of the Navy shrunk to 271 combat ships. President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act which called for an increase to 355, and just last week the President signed a defense budget deal that increases defense spending caps. Does an increase in defense spending sound like something Russia wants? WEAPONS TO UKRAINE Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, Republicans on Capitol Hill have tried to get the Defense Department to provide lethal aid to the embattled nation. The Obama administration refused to allow U.S. weapons to be shipped to Ukraine. Recently President Trump reversed that decision with an agreement to sell M107A1 sniper rifles and Javelin anti-tank missiles. Why would Russia want to put a man in the oval office that is going to give the enemies of Russia lethal aid? SANCTIONS This rarely went noticed, but President Trump issued new sanctions against Russia this past December. Russia violated the

Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by the U.S. and U.S.S.R in 1987, by deploying a banned cruise missile. The Obama administration knew about the missile in 2014 but did nothing about it. I wonder if sanctioning Russian companies and individuals was part of the Russian plot? FOREIGN POLICY You may or may not have noticed, but there are three hotspots in the world right now where Russia and the U.S. are on opposing sides, North Korea, Iran, and Syria. One of President Trump’s first actions as Commander in Chief was to bomb Syria with cruise missiles. Syria is a client state of Russia. The President has also stated his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and asked Congress to rework the framework. Russia has close ties to Iran and was one of the proponents of the agreement, voicing support for the agreement if the U.S. were to pull out. And finally, North Korea. Russia is one of the few countries in the world that have good relations with the hermit kingdom. Russia does not want to see a conflict on the peninsula for economic and refugee reasons. President Trump has even called

out Russia for helping North Korea evade sanctions. Despite the calls from Russia to de-escalate the situation, President Trump continues to build up force on the peninsula while sending multiple carrier groups to the area. Does that sound like something the Russians wanted? There is something fundamentally wrong with the notion Putin wanted Trump to win. Many of the policies President Trump campaigned on and is currently pushing, conflicts with Russia. U.S. energy policy alone has the potential to damage the Russian economy irreparably, with less revenue flowing into Russian coffers from energy. President Trump said it would be great if we could get along with Russia in 2016, but he also said there was no guarantee that we would. Russia did what it wanted in Syria and Ukraine under the Obama administration, but with President Trump in power Russia now has a harder fight in Ukraine and must tread more lightly in Syria. Pundits must stop looking at partisan news reports and pay attention to policy. Printus LeBlanc is a contributing editor at Americans for Limited Government.


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OPED Time for President Trump to provide full disclosure of the documents that prove FISA court abuse and spying by Obama in 2016 By Robert Romano The four-page House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence memorandum has been available since Feb. 2, detailing abuse by Obama era Justice Department and intelligence officials to illegally spy on the Trump campaign in 2016. In Oct. 2016, the FBI used the unverified Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton campaign paid for Christopher Steele-Fusion GPS dossier falsely alleging Trump campaign-Russia collusion to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant against Trump campaign advisor Carter Page — and concealed that information from the court. The American people can read it for themselves, but the nation is no closer to real reforms of the FISA system. To get there, full disclosure is needed. We need to see the underlying documents that support the very serious charges from the memo. The case for reform must be undeniable. Underscoring the need for disclosure can be gleaned from the responses from normally civil liberties-minded groups to the memo. The libertarian Cato Institute’s Patrick Eddington openly mocked the memo as “a purely partisan document,” and a “political ‘nothingburger,’” all the while acknowledging the need to address the real problems posed by the memo: “The specific legal requirements for an application for electronic surveillance do not mandate that explicitly political/campaign-related

conflicts of interest or similar politically sensitive information be included in the application. Should it? Absolutely.” The American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Christopher Anders, for its part, said that the memo “makes serious charges of FBI and Justice Department misconduct in obtaining a warrant to surveil an American citizen,” stating “[t]he completeness and accuracy of government representations to the FISA court are longstanding concerns.” The ACLU also, fairly, calls for the underlying documents to be released. Anders added, “on its own [the memo] does not contain the facts needed to substantiate its charges… all Americans deserve to see all of the facts, including both the minority report and the underlying documents.” This acknowledges that if substantiated, a political campaign being able to manipulate federal agencies to open an investigation into their opponents, and then hiding that information from the court, would pose a major problem in our system of government. And the call for fuller disclosure is perfectly reasonable. So far, the House Intelligence Committee has voted to release the Democrat version of their own memo. But it has gotten held up in the disclosure process. On Saturday President Trump tweeted, “The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and

methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency. Told them to re-do and send back in proper form!” For his part, Chairman Nunes told Fox News he’d still like the Democrat memo to be released: “We actually

want the Democratic memo out. We think it’s ridiculous on the face of it.” But more information is still coming. A Senate Judiciary Committee-released companion memo by committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) corroborates the House memo’s key charge: That an unverified political hit piece by the Democrats was used as evidence before the FISA court to spy on the opposition party, and that fact was hidden from the court. As for the underlying documents, however, the House is not in possession of those. They are at the

Justice Department. In an interview on the John Batchelor Show on Feb. 7, committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) spoke of his monthslong battle just to get access to the documents: “We had to go to war with DOJ and FBI in order to get the truth out so the public could learn exactly what had happened here and what and what a scandal this really is.” And even then, committee investigators were only able to visit the Justice Department to view the documents to prepare the memo. In other words, it is not up to the House to release documents belonging to the executive branch. It is the executive branch’s, meaning faulting Nunes for not releasing those documents is a bit disingenuous. He doesn’t have them and is in no position to declassify them. He couldn’t release them if he wanted to. The documents should be released, not by Congress, but by President Donald Trump. The FBI and Fusion GPS never verified Steele’s sources, but Trump can surely corroborate the memo — by declassifying everything. And they should answer key outstanding questions, namely: Who were Christopher Steele’s sources? Were they really Russian intelligence, or somebody else? Was the Sept. 2016 Yahoo! News Michael Isikoff story on the Carter Page investigation placed with the

intent to assist in obtaining the FISA warrant before it was used as evidence before the court to get one? Who was Isikoff ’s top Justice Department official source for the story? When did the Trump-Russia investigation really begin? Was it in 2016 or months earlier when the British intelligence service GCHQ tipped of then-CIA Director John Brennan, as reported by the Guardian in April 2017? Was the Justice Department aware of key inaccuracies in the Steele dossier, for example, that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was never in Prague talking with Russian agents as alleged? Were those inaccuracies ever reported to the court? Who else from the Trump campaign was surveilled? What other FISA court warrants were there? There’s more that could be asked, certainly, and as we get closer to full disclosure, even more questions will emerge. The bottom line is the American people have the right to know if the federal government’s vast surveillance powers were used for political ends against the opposition party in an election year. Agree or disagree with President Trump’s policies, one thing every American should agree on is that this should not be happening in a free society. But to get there, to get real reform to the FISA court system, the American people need to see these underlying documents and transcripts — so that this never happens again. Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government.

In the Trump Era, Consumer Protection Agency Changes Course CBC MEMBERS QUESTION CFPB ACTIONS UNDER TRUMP APPOINTEE and through the Congressional Review Act, a rule that would have allowed consumers to have their own day in court to resolve financial and credit issues has also been rejected. Moreover, Mulvaney directed the CFPB to delay implementation of its prepaid card rule that was designed to help stop abusive fees for users. “I certainly understand the desire to protect taxpayer dollars,” said Debbie Goldstein, Executive Vice President with the Center for Responsible

Lending, “but I think the mission of the CFPB is to protect the taxpayers, the American people, from lenders who target them for high-cost and unaffordable loans. And the best way to save Americans millions of dollars is by preventing predatory lending, not by draining the CFPB’s resources.” Charlene Crowell is the Center for Responsible Lending’s communications deputy director. She can be reached at charlene. crowell@responsiblelending.org.

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In the wake of a recent series of anti-consumer actions taken by Mick Mulvaney, the Trump-appointed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Acting Director, a bicameral call for accountability was released on January 31. Led by Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, two other Congressional Black Caucus Members, Congressmen Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Al Green (D-Texas) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) as signatories. Together, the group of lawmakers seek to know what prompted Mr. Mulvaney’s actions as well as his ties to the payday lending industry. A January 31 letter calls into question the following specific actions that have occurred over the past month: • Halting implementation of the agency’s final rule preventing abusive payday lending (the ‘Payday Rule); • Announcement of the Bureau’s intention to initiate a rulemaking process that appears designed to weaken the Payday Rule; • Withdrawing a Bureau lawsuit against four online payday lenders who allegedly misled customers on interest rates that spanned a low of 440 percent to as high as 950 percent; and • Ending an investigation of World Acceptance Corporation, a high-cost installment lender that began in 2014 after consumers complained

of unaffordable loans and aggressive collection practices. “For too long, some payday, auto title, and installment lenders have taken advantage of American workers who need a little extra money to pay an unexpected medical bill or fix their car,” wrote the lawmakers. “For too many families, one unexpected expense or tight week traps them in a cycle of debt that lasts months or years…The rule finalized by the CFPB last October was carefully balanced to end that cycle of debt while ensuring that borrowers retain access to needed credit.” The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act that created the CFPB intended for it to be an independent agency, charged with serving as the consumer’s financial cop-on-the-beat. Its director was to be nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to a five-year term of service. Additionally, CFPB was to secure its funding directly from the Federal Reserve Bank, rather than through Congress’ annual appropriations process that could enable powerful special interests to restrict necessary funding. Even though the DoddFrank Act also defined a succession plan for an Acting Director in the event of personnel changes, two people were appointed to this same role. One, Leandra English was lawfully appointed by the former Director Richard Cordray, while another, Mr. Mulvaney, was appointed by President Trump. The lawmakers’ letter is addressed to both appointees. An appellate federal court

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Liberal progressivism stinks, literally, and it’s building sanctuary cities By Richard McCarty In recent years, liberals have been advocating for a way to “help” the homeless deal with the lack of sufficient public toilets. And just what is this brilliant idea? Is it more public restrooms, or more homeless shelters? No, their radical idea is to decriminalize public urination and defecation. Think about that. As the developing world embraces modern hygiene practices and races to stamp out the bad habit of open defecation, urban liberals in the U.S. are pushing to return our cities to the Middle Ages. In 2015, San Francisco judges stopped issuing bench warrants for the arrest of those who failed to appear in court for quality-of-life crimes, including urinating on the sidewalk. The following year, those judges discarded 66,000 outstanding bench warrants. The judges wanted police officers to suggest treatment programs to offenders rather than write citations for quality-of-life crimes. In 2016, New York City passed legislation sharply downgrading the penalty for public urination and other antisocial behaviors. According to the champion of this legislation, the purpose was to keep people from getting criminal records. Last year, the Denver City Council unanimously voted to decriminalize public urination and defecation. Their reason: to protect illegal immigrants from deportation. While no decent person wants to see impoverished or mentally ill people being unnecessarily harassed by the government, let’s not forget that ordinances criminalizing disgusting behavior can have positive effects. For example, jail time — or the threat of it — could cause a runaway to reconnect with estranged relatives; incarceration could help an addict or alcoholic to give up drugs or alcohol; and the threat of an extended jail sentence could push some homeless people to move to a shelter where they might find resources to break out of homelessness. Public defecation is a severe threat to public health. Recently, California has experienced an outbreak of Hepatitis A, which is spread by fecal contamination. That outbreak has

sickened hundreds and killed more than 20. Many of those affected have been homeless or drug users. Public urination may even be a safety hazard: several years ago, a San Francisco light pole fell over on a car after being corroded by urine. Fortunately, the driver of the car was not hit. Decriminalizing public urination and defecation is a threat to the environment. If human waste remained where it’s deposited, it would be bad enough; but it doesn’t. Unless the waste is cleaned up, it may wind up being dumped into rivers or other bodies of water. This pollution

can lead to algae blooms and harm fish, aquatic plants, and other sea life. Decriminalization of public urination and defecation is also a threat to jobs, the economy, and property values. With brick and mortar stores under siege by online retailers, and with mom and pop businesses battling for survival against much larger competitors, a filthy, smelly street just might force a business to close or move to a cleaner suburb. And with the closing of urban stores, life grows more difficult for those living in poverty nearby. Also, raw sewage can force the closure of

beaches and fishing areas endangering yet more jobs. Furthermore, dirty streets and sidewalks can depress real estate values by discouraging potential buyers, thereby trapping owners in upside-down mortgages. Of course, maybe there wouldn’t be as many homeless people in need of toilets if liberal politicians didn’t fight to keep students in failing schools, didn’t pursue policies that discourage the construction of housing, didn’t create laws and regulations that hinder job creation — and did not pursue sanctuary city policies to attract illegal immigrants.

Anyone who genuinely cares about the less fortunate should seriously reconsider their support for decriminalizing public urination and defecation due to its detrimental impact on public health, the environment, jobs, and property values. Finally, the EPA should investigate to see whether or not these localities that are doing little to discourage such unsanitary behavior comply with the Clean Water Act. Richard McCarty is the Director of Research at Americans for Limited Government Foundation.

A bug on the plate is worth how much? Dr. James L. Snyder Did you ever have a smile on your face that no matter what you did you could not wipe it off? Well, that is quite a regular occurrence with me. But this past week was a “smile-on-the-face” to beat all “smiles-on-the-face.” My only regret is that I did not do a Selfie. It all began in the morning when I suggested that we go out for lunch for a pre-Valentine’s Day celebration. Sometimes with our schedule we cannot celebrate a celebration on that celebration day. Of course, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage responded in the positive. “You,” she said rather sarcastically, “will be picking up the check?” “It’s the least,” I said in response, “I can do for your Valentine’s Day present.” Smilingly she said, “It sure is the least thing you could do.” We chuckled simultaneously, which is something we rarely do, but this was a special occasion. As a culinary whiz, my wife has served me some of the most delightful meals on the globe. No question about it. So, going out for lunch at a nearby

restaurant was a blessing to her, but not quite the blessing to me. Until this luncheon. The host of the restaurant took us to our table and we sat down to begin our luncheon activity. At this point, everything was going fine. The waitress took our order and we sent back to relax waiting for our meal to arrive. We filled the time with chitchat of which my wife is an excellent chit-chatter. I, on the other hand, am a great chitchat listener. In this regard, we make an excellent team. The fun was just about to begin. If I knew how much fun was going to take place, I could have prepared myself a little better. But, you never know what’s going to take place. Within a few moments, the waitress brought our order. We both had hamburgers. I had fries with mine while she ordered a plate of vegetables. The thing I hate about going to a restaurant like this is that I have to pay for the vegetables. I know vegetables are good for you, but do I have to eat them all the time? We said our prayer over the food and then commenced eating. Looking back on the situation, I do not think my prayer was sufficient for the situation at hand.

Sometimes God allows things to happen to see if we really have joy in our hearts. My wife always orders her hamburger medium-well. I like mine cooked all the way through. No pink allowed in my burger. As my wife cut her hamburger in two, that’s the way she likes to eat it, when all of a sudden red liquid leaked all over her plate. “Oh, my goodness,” she exclaimed, “what is this pink stuff?” I thought I knew what that pink stuff was, but I was not going to mention it in her presence. When she pulled both halves apart, both sides were red and oozing pink juice. I could tell immediately that the hamburger was not cooked all the way through. I could have mentioned it to her, but I know better than to jump in where I don’t belong. She called the waitress over and showed her that her hamburger

was not cooked. The waitress immediately apologized, took the hamburger, went and got her another one and this time it was cooked all the way through just like she likes it. One calamity fixed. So we set back and began to enjoy the rest of our lunch together. I couldn’t help but snicker and she said, “And what are you snickering about?” Then we both began laughing together. There is no sense in trying to grouch your way through a situation like this. There was a problem, the problem was fixed, now we could enjoy lunch together. If I thought that was the end of our fun, I was to be surprised. I mentioned to her several times how her hamburger was, and she just looked at me and smiled and I had to smile right back at her. Usually, I’m the one that gets the bloody hamburger. I like mine well done and there are times when it is not well done. This time the joke was on her. We finished our hamburgers, I was eating my French fries and she was nibbling at her vegetables. I think a French fry is a vegetable, but I’m not going to contest it. Then I heard her scream, “What’s that?”

Everybody in the restaurant heard her and was looking at me as though I was the culprit. When I got over her scream, I asked her what in the world was wrong. “Look at that,” she stated. I looked at her vegetables, which is something I don’t like to do, and then I saw it. It was one of those little things with legs that creep around. Yes, there was a bug in her vegetables. How do you keep from laughing at something like that? The waitress came and was duly upset and finally said, “I don’t know how that happened. Please forgive us; your lunch is on us.” Solomon had it right when he said, “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he” (Proverbs 16:20). Sometimes God allows things to happen to see if we really have joy in our hearts. I must confess that at this luncheon I did have joy in my heart. Dr. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with his wife in Silver Springs Shores. Phone 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com .


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Boykin (previously with AIDS Foundation of Chicago) to work on a new advocacy and policy initiative, Maya Merriweather to work on mobilization, and Saron Selassie to strengthen the Institute’s monitoring and evaluation work. On World AIDS Day, the Institute launched a new website and a redesigned Black AIDS Weekly, the organization’s electronic newsletter, to more effectively reach people who use smartphones to access health information. Jesse Milan, president and CEO of AIDS United and chair

emeritus of the Institute’s Board, notes that the Institute has also been developing programs to help end the epidemic through its Los Angeles-based direct service efforts. On this February 7, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Institute, in partnership with St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, a federally-qualified, community health center in Los Angeles, will launch the first Black PrEP clinic in Los Angeles. Later this spring, the partnership will open a Black men’s primary care clinic in the Leimert Park area of

L.A. A Black gay men’s drop-in center will launch in Compton during the fall. “The PrEP clinic, the men’s primary care clinic and the Black gay men’s dropin center will help us achieve a new dimension of our mission,” Milan says. “We are proud to build on Phill’s bold and unapologetic legacy through direct service, new policy, initiatives to address Black women and HIV, and other efforts that will codify Phill’s vision of ending AIDS,” says Copeland. Rather than resting on past

successes, the Black AIDS Institute is “going where the epidemic’s trajectory is calling it to go,” says Munar, who calls the new initiatives “excellent examples” of how the organization is transforming in ways that will allow it to thrive without Wilson at the helm. “It’s exactly what every community needs to be doing. BAI wants to do it first in its own backyard, then help others across the country replicate similar strategies.”

“Such approaches are particularly important in the South,” National Capacity Building manager Leisha McKinley-Beach says. “The Institute has become one of the driving forces for ending the AIDS epidemic in America due in part to its work in southern states, where most Blacks live, and awareness-raising about what’s happening there. We have been on the frontline of training and capacity building in the South. I am particularly excited

that we are going to be housing our policy and advocacy work in the South and looking forward to having Max join me in Atlanta.” “We can’t achieve our goals in the HIV/AIDS epidemic nationally unless we work harder in the South to reduce new infections, bring more people into care and eliminate stigma and discrimination,” said Milan. “The statistics and reality in the South are dire, especially for African Americans and we must focus on them now.”

concussions or repeated head trauma. “The science is clear: head injuries sustained at a young age can harm kids for the rest of their lives,” Gonzalez Fletcher said in a statement. California has strengthened concussion protocols for youth sports but that’s not enough, the lawmakers said.

CTE is a degenerative disease known to cause memory loss, violent moods and other cognitive difficulties. It can only be diagnosed after death. After years of denials, the NFL has acknowledged a link between head blows and brain disease and agreed in 2015 to a $1 billion settlement with former players.

taking it OUT OF CONTEXT for a truck commercial is a disgrace,” another Twitter user reacted in a typical statement. Super Bowl advertisements have become an annual obsession as the expensive and targeted marketing to a huge audience has become a place where products are debuted for the first time. Super Bowl ads have also become an annual time to analyze and study the

many marketing strategy, as well as the “hits and misses” of the ads seen during the game. It’s likely that the ad featuring King’s voice and words will likely be the source of analysis over the coming days. The ad might also reignite discussion on some of the decisions being made by Dexter King and Martin Luther King III regarding the use of their father’s image and words.

bearer is about the showing. In what will likely be his last games, the choice of 35-yearold Davis for the role—a symbol of pride, respect and affirmation for the carrier— would have been among his final honors, save yet another medal. As the games kicked off Friday—when Davis skipped the opening ceremony because of his training schedule, according to a U.S. Speedskating spokesman—he was being decried and dismissed by many on social media who look to the Olympics as an escape from realworld issues. The Pyeongchang Games features America’s most diverse group of athletes ever, including 10 African-Americans. Aside from a chance to highlight the milestone in the international spotlight of the world’s largest sporting event, there are the

optics of Black athletes, draped in the American flag and representing their country. That’s a notable contrast from the racial tensions of the recently-ended NFL season, which was clouded when protests over racial inequality were overshadowed with accusations that Black players were unpatriotic by taking a knee while “The Star-Spangled Banner” played. The Davis tweet and the events that produced it are the latest reminder of how race is an inescapable aspect of American life. Even 7,000 miles away, in a bubble of humanity and goodwill, for the Black athlete, the myth of the level playing field isn’t limited to sport.

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In Illinois, the Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE is named for the Chicago Bears defensive back who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy after he killed himself at 50. Duerson shot himself in the chest so his brain could be studied for signs of the disease that has been linked to

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in its unspoken message: The Winter Olympics, like certain schools, neighborhoods or jobs, is not a place where Black people are supposed to be. More than a century after the start of the Olympiad, Black athletes are still pioneers at the games. In 2018, Team USA includes Jordan Greenway, its first Black member of the U.S. men’s hockey team, and 17-year-old Maame Biney, its first African-American female speedskater . Jamaica will field its first women’s bobsled team, and Africa’s first bobsled and skeleton athletes will represent Nigeria. It’s an environment in which Davis has thrived, winning two gold medals and two silver medals at the Turin and Vancouver Games. That he has earned his place in the annals of Olympic glory goes without telling, but the role of flag

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is not a rainbow of political correctness defeats the purpose of sports, which is competition. It appeared Moody got the idea from a story that quoted USOC official as being proud to take a diverse U.S. team to the Olympics. It was followed by an “embarrassing laundry list of how many AfricanAmericans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on the team,” he wrote. Moody said that no sport he was aware of awarded points or medals for skin color or sexual orientation. He said it was another thing entirely if someone is denied a spot on a team because of prejudice. Most spots on the Olympic team are chosen through competition. SODOKU SOLUTION


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LEGAL File No.: 20180122-10001204-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. CLEARCOAST WEALTH MANAGEMENT 870 HAMPSHIRE RD. SUITE S, WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91361 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. DAVID GLIENKE, 1112 DEL VERDE CT., THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 2. RYAN KREDELL, 5583 PARKMOR RD., CALABASAS, CA 91302 This Business is conducted by: GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. The registrant 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 information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/RYAN KREDELL NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 1/22/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69774 AdId:23258 CustId:693 ------------------------------File No.: 20180122-10001191-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. AJ’S MOBILE CAR WASH 834 REDWOOD ST., OXNARD, CA 93033 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. EVERARDO CASTELLANOS GOMES 834 REDWOOD ST., OXNARD, CA 93033 This Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. The registrant 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 information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) / S / E V E R A R D O CASTELLANOS GOMES NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 1/22/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69778 AdId:23259 CustId:693 ------------------------------APN: 580-0-041-035 TS No: CA05000343-17-1 TO No: 170031224 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 26, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on April 2, 2004 as Instrument No. 200404020085608, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, executed by DAVID B EVANS, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF

TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1648 EMERIC AVENUE, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $58,930.53 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call In Source Logic at 702-6597766 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA05000343-17-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: January 10, 2018 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA05000343-17-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-252-8300 TDD: 866-6604288 Myron Ravelo, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.insourcelogic.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: In Source Logic AT 702-659-7766 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose.ISL Number 36959, Pub Dates: 02/02/2018, 02/09/2018, 02/16/2018, TRICOUNTY SENTRY SchId:69781 AdId:23260 CustId:669 ------------------------------File No.: 20180122-10001211-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. CALIFORNIA FENCE 1371 ALEXANDER, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. MITCHELL S. HERMAN 1371 ALEXANDER, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1992. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares

information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/MITCHELL S. HERMAN NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 1/22/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69797 AdId:23265 CustId:693 ------------------------------Order To Show Cause For Change of Name Case No. 56-2018-00506516-CUPTVTA To All Interested Persons: ROSSE MARRY SIAN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: ROSSE MARRY SIAN PROPOSED NAME: ROSEMARY SIAN The Court Orders that all persons interested in this matter shall 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: 2/26/18 Time: 8:30 am Dept. 43. The address of the court is Superior Court of Ventura, 800 Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009. 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: TriCounty Sentry Date: January 10, 2018 MICHAEL D. PLANET Ventura Superior Court SchId:69810 AdId:23269 CustId:713 ------------------------------T.S. No. 052023-CA APN: 203-0-274-090 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 2/11/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 2/28/2018 at 11:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 2/22/2005, as Instrument No. 20050222-0040182, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: ARTURO ROSETE MELENDEZ AND GUILLERMINA LUCILA ROSETE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: AT THE MAIN FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER HALL OF JUSTICE LOCATED AT 800 S. VICTORIA AVE., VENTURA, CA 93003 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1927 SOUTH D STREET OXNARD, CALIFORNIA 93033-3402 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $192,756.86 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under

said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (844) 477-7869 or visit this Internet Web site WWW. STOXPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 052023-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (844) 477-7869 CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117 SchId:69813 AdId:23270 CustId:670 ------------------------------T.S. No. 061301-CA APN: 160-0-074-315 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/5/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 3/8/2018 at 11:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 10/13/2006, as Instrument No. 20061013-00216619-0, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: RYAN J. SKELTON AND, ANNA SORENSEN- SKELTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93003 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: LOT 229 OF TRACT NO. 2689, IN THE CITY OF CAMARILLO, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 73, PAGES 51 THROUGH 58, INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF ENTRY TO SURFACE OR SUBSURFACE WITHIN SAID 500 FEET. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 48 CALVADOS DR CAMARILLO, CALIFORNIA 93012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $307,044.87 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under

said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 866-826-1670 or visit this Internet Web site WWW. HUDSONANDMARSHALL.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 061301-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: 866-8261670 CLEAR RECON CORP 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117 SchId:69816 AdId:23272 CustId:670 ------------------------------T.S. No.: 9987-6232 TSG Order No.: 8712264 A.P.N.: 522-0073-035 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/03/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Affinia Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 05/10/2004 as Document No.: 200405100128240, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, executed by: MERRIDEE A. MCBRIDE CLAUNCH, A SEPARATED PERS, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: 02/27/2018 at 11:00 AM Sale Location: At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2272 DRAYTON AVENUE, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit: $319,586.28 (Estimated) as of 02/09/2018. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being

auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, 916-9390772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www.nationwideposting. com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9987-6232. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Affinia Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 833-290-7452 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: www.nationwideposting. com or Call: 916-939-0772. Affinia Default Services, LLC, Omar Solorzano, Foreclosure Associate This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. However, if you have received a discharge of the debt referenced herein in a bankruptcy proceeding, this is not an attempt to impose personal liability upon you for payment of that debt. In the event you have received a bankruptcy discharge, any action to enforce the debt will be taken against the property only. NPP0324450 To: TRICOUNTY SENTRY 02/02/2018, 02/09/2018, 02/16/2018 SchId:69829 AdId:23276 CustId:68 ------------------------------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DELWYN BRICKER aka DELWYN BLAIR BRICKER aka DELWYN B. BRICKER Case No. 56-2018-00506861-PR-PL-OXN To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DELWYN BRICKER aka DELWYN BLAIR BRICKER aka DELWYN B. BRICKER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SCOTT DAVID BRICKER in the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that SCOTT DAVID BRICKER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on 2/28/2018 at 9:00 AM in Department J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, California 93036. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Brian C. Israel (SBN 293260)

NORMAN DOWLER, LLP 840 County Square Drive, Third Floor Ventura, CA 93003 SchId:69832 AdId:23277 CustId:697 ------------------------------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF KEVIN K. CANTRELL Case No. 56-2018-00507296-PR-LA-OXN To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of KEVIN K. CANTRELL. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by NORMA PORTILLO-GONZALEZ aka NORMA CANTRELL in the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that NORMA PORTILLO-GONZALEZ aka NORMA CANTRELL be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on 3/7/2018 at 9:00 AM in Department J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, California 93036. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. S. SHARON YOON, ESQ. (SBN 225288) LAW OFFICE OF S. SHARON YOON 5403 CALAROSA RANCH ROAD CAMARILLO, CA 93012 SchId:69835 AdId:23278 CustId:727 ------------------------------NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Case No. 17STPB02317 Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles. In the matter of the Estate of DONALD LEE EBELL, conservatee. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell at private sale, on or after February 19, 2018, at the office of DIAMOND REALTY, THERESA ROBLEDO, BRE 01483023, 460 Santa Clara Street, Fillmore, CA 93015, to the highest and best bidder, and subject to confirmation by said Superior Court, all right, title and interest of said conservatee, in and to all the certain real property situated in the County of Ventura, State of California, described as follows: Lot 42, Sparr Terrace, in the City of Fillmore, County of Ventura, State of California, as per map recorded in Book 11, Page 5 of Maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said County. APN: 053-043-050 Commonly known as: 548 Kensington Dr., Fillmore, CA 93015. Terms of sale are cash in lawful money of the United States on confirmation of sale, or part cash and balance upon such terms and conditions as are agreeable to the personal representative. $10,000 of amount bid to be deposited with bid. Bids or offers to be in writing and will be received at the aforesaid office at any time after the first publication hereof and before date of sale. Dated: 1/24/18 MARIA VASSEUR, Personal Representative of the estate of said conservatee LAW OFFICES OF L ROB WERNER 27257 1/2 CAMP PLENTY RD SANTA CLARITA CA 91351 (661) 252-9022 CN945616 EBELL Feb 2,9,16, 2018 SchId:69838 AdId:23279 CustId:65 ------------------------------File No.: 20180125-10001513-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S)


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LEGAL IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. MDC CONSULTING 29018 SADDLEBROOK DRIVE, AGOURA HILLS, CA 91301 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. AUDREY ROSE RUIZ 29018 SADDLEBROOK DRIVE, AGOURA HILLS, CA 91301 This Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. The registrant 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 information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/AUDREY ROSE RUIZ NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 1/25/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69841 AdId:23280 CustId:728 ------------------------------NOTICE TO CREDITORS PROBATE CODE SECTION 19050 IN THE MATTER OF STEPHEN F. MC DONALD, DECEDENT; MC DONALD FAMILY TRUST, DATED DECEMBER 9, 2016. NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the Creditors and Contingent Creditors of the abovenamed decedent that all persona having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Superior Court of Ventura at 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, and mail or deliver a copy to ELIZABETH C. WHITEAKER, Trustee, the Mc Donald Family Trust, dated December 9, 2016, c/0 DAVID H. DICKER, DICKER & DICKER, LLP, 4580 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 350, Westlake Village, California 91362, of which STEPHEN F. MC DONALD was the Trustor, within 4 months or April 20, 2018, whichever is later, or if the notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date of this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in Probate Code §19103. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. DATED: January 11, 2018 David H. Dicker, Attorney for Elizabeth C. Whiteaker, Trustee, McDonald Family Trust, dated December 9, 2016 SchId:69845 AdId:23281 CustId:729 ------------------------------T.S. No. 062534-CA APN: 222-0-212-075 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/9/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 3/7/2018 at 11:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 11/17/2006, as Instrument No. 20061117-00243576-0, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: ROSALINA P. PARAS, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: AT THE MAIN FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER HALL OF JUSTICE LOCATED AT 800 S. VICTORIA AVE., VENTURA, CA 93003 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 804 DOLLIE STREET OXNARD, CALIFORNIA 93033 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal

sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $108,635.76 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (844) 477-7869 or visit this Internet Web site WWW. STOXPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 062534-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (844) 4777869 CLEAR RECON CORP 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117 SchId:69864 AdId:23288 CustId:670 ------------------------------File No.: 20180130-10001795-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. ABE PRODUCTS 1665 EVENINGSIDE DR., THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. KERR SMITH 1665 EVENINGSIDE DR., THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362 This Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. The registrant 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 information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/KERR SMITH NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 1/30/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69868 AdId:23289 CustId:693 ------------------------------Order To Show Cause For Change of Name Case No. 56-2018-00507302-1-CUPTVTA To All Interested Persons: JANELL ROSEDAEN KWON AKA SEUNG HEE LEE AKA JENNIFER RACHEL SEOLL AKA GWYN SEOLL AKA GWYN AVRIL AKA GWYNNE AVRIL filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: JANELL ROSEDAEN KWON AKA SEUNG HEE LEE AKA JENNIFER RACHEL SEOLL AKA GWYN SEOLL AKA GWYN AVRIL AKA GWYNNE AVRIL PROPOSED NAME:

ROSELILY SEUNG LEE SEOLL The Court Orders that all persons interested in this matter shall 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: 4/20/18 Time: 8:30 am Dept. 42. The address of the court is Superior Court of Ventura, 800 Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009. 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: TriCounty Sentry Date: January 26, 2018 MICHAEL D. PLANET Ventura Superior Court SchId:69874 AdId:23291 CustId:713 ------------------------------File No.: 20180129-10001685-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. CORBETT’S KITCHEN 2. MANDERS MUSIC 1673 DONLON ST., STE. 205, VENTURA, CA 93003 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. MANDERS LLC 5263 CORTE ESTIMA APT. 56, CAMARILLO, CA 93012 This Business is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/01/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/MANDERS LLC By CORBETT JULIAN DREW MANDERS, PRESIDENT NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 1/29/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69878 AdId:23292 CustId:693 ------------------------------File No.: 20180131-10001852-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. MSW SHOP 2799 DALENHURST PL., SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. STEVEN T. WRIGHT 2799 DALENHURST PL., SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 2. MARIA I. WRIGHT 2799 DALENHURST PL., SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: MARRIED COUPLE. The registrant 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 information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/STEVEN T WRIGHT NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 1/31/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69882 AdId:23293 CustId:693 ------------------------------File No.: 20180131-10001863-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S)

IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. SPECTACULAR VIEW CONSTRUCTION 1252 CHRISTINA CT., CAMARILLO, CA 93010 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. ALAN NEWMAN 1252 CHRISTINA CT., CAMARILLO, CA 93010 This Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/31/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/ALAN NEWMAN NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 1/31/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69886 AdId:23294 CustId:693 ------------------------------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ESTHER R. BENNER Case No. 56-2018-00507357-PR-PWOXN To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ESTHER R. BENNER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by BANCROFT M. BENNER in the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that BANCROFT M. BENNER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on 3/8/2018 at 9:00 AM in Department J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, California 93036. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. MICHAEL M. ISRAEL, ESQ. (SBN 84824) NORMAN DOWLER, LLP 840 COUNTY SQUARE DRIVE, THIRD FLOOR VENTURA, CA 93003 (805) 654-0911 FAX (805) 6541902 SchId:69890 AdId:23295 CustId:697 ------------------------------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-17-782623-BF Order No.: 8716494 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/9/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash,

cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): TRINIDAD TORRES, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPERATE PROPERTY Recorded: 1/17/2007 as Instrument No. 20070117-00011013-0 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/6/2018 at 11:00AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $480,591.05 The purported property address is: 4931 TULSA DRIVE, OXNARD, CA 93033 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 224-0-054-295 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA17-782623-BF. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17782623-BF IDSPub #0136872 2/9/2018 2/16/2018 2/23/2018 SchId:69896 AdId:23298 CustId:608 ------------------------------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-17-770681-JB Order No.: 730-1704676-70 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/14/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to

the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): Yvonne Hornsby, a married woman as her sole and separate property Recorded: 5/16/2008 as Instrument No. 20080516-00077905-0 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 10/8/2012 as Instrument No. 2012100800179542-0 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/8/2018 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001, in the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $516,760.03 The purported property address is: 744 NILE RIVER DRIVE, OXNARD, CA 93036 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 133-0-110-135 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA17-770681-JB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17770681-JB IDSPub #0136867 2/9/2018 2/16/2018 2/23/2018 SchId:69899 AdId:23299 CustId:608 ------------------------------T.S. No. 17-45799 APN: 050-0-162-200 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/4/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will

be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: BRADLEY CURTIS HOLMES, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: Zieve, Brodnax & Steele, LLP Deed of Trust recorded 8/15/2005 as Instrument No. 20050815-0200920 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, Date of Sale:3/6/2018 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice 800 South Victoria Avenue Ventura, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $281,009.54 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 253 3RD STREET FILLMORE, California 93015 Described as follows: LOT 23, ADDITION NO. 2 TO THE ELKINS TRACT, IN THE CITY OF FILLMORE, COUNTY OF VENTURA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 8, PAGE(S) 16 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY.LOT 23, ADDITION NO. 2 TO THE ELKINS TRACT, IN THE CITY OF FILLMORE, COUNTY OF VENTURA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 8, PAGE(S) 16 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. A.P.N #.: 050-0-162-200 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 8489272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub.com, using the file number assigned to this case 17-45799. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Dated: 2/1/2018 Z i e v e , Brodnax & Steele, LLP, as Trustee 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 Irvine, CA 92606 For NonAutomated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 For Sale Information: (714) 8489272 www.elitepostandpub.com Christine O’Brien, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE EPP 24537 Pub Dates 02/09, 02/16, 02/23/2018 SchId:69905 AdId:23301 CustId:108 -------------------------------


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LEGAL Order To Show Cause For Change of Name Case No. 56-2018-00506609-CUPTVTA To All Interested Persons: BELLE ANN CODNER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: BELLE ANN CODNER PROPOSED NAME: BELLE PEARL PONCE DE LEON The Court Orders that all persons interested in this matter shall 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: 3/5/18 Time: 8:30 am Dept. 43. The address of the court is Superior Court of Ventura, 800 Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009. 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: TriCounty Sentry Date: January 12, 2018 MICHAEL D. PLANET Ventura Superior Court SchId:69912 AdId:23303 CustId:713 ------------------------------TSG No.: 5584562 TS No.: CA1100231571 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 504-0-047-075 Property Address: 4655 PEPPER MILL STREET MOORPARK, CA 93021 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/17/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/01/2018 at 11:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 01/26/2005, as Instrument No. 20050126-0019844, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of VENTURA County, State of California. Executed by: SHU YING QI, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 504-0-047075 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4655 PEPPER MILL STREET, MOORPARK, CA 93021 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $449,665.06. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court,

pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http:// search.nationwideposting.com/ propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1100231571 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772NPP0325104 To: TRICOUNTY SENTRY 02/09/2018, 02/16/2018, 02/23/2018 SchId:69920 AdId:23307 CustId:68 ------------------------------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SANDRA LEE BLEMKER Case No. 56-2017-00505124-PRLSOXN To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SANDRA LEE BLEMKER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Warren Douglas Blemker in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Warren Douglas Blemker be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on March 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM in Dept. No. J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard, Oxnard, CA 93036. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: STEPHEN E GRANT ESQ SBN 279018 LAW OFFICES OF STEPHEN E GRANT APC 2355 WESTWOOD BLVD NO. 740 LOS ANGELES CA 90064 CN946211 BLEMKER Feb 9,16,23, 2018 SchId:69927 AdId:23310 CustId:65 ------------------------------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JOHN RICHARD KEENE, aka JOHN BUTT CASE NO. 56-2018-00507328-PRLAOXN To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JOHN RICHARD KEENE, aka JOHN BUTT A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Thomas Shae in the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Thomas Shae be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests

authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on MARCH 7, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept.: “J6” located at: 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative ,as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. OTHER CALIFORNIA statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. THOMAS SHAE Petitioner In Pro Per 1668 Alderwood Place Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 Reporter# APC 2031 Published in: TriCounty Sentry Pub Dates: February 9, 16, 23, 2018 SchId:69930 AdId:23311 CustId:78 ------------------------------SUMMONS CASE NO. 56-2017-00495344-CLCLVTA NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): JEROME TICKLE AKA JEROME PHILIP TICKLE; JANICE J. TICKLE AKA JANICE JACQUELINE ROYALTY; AND DOES 1 THROUGH 20, INCLUSIVE.. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): HOLLOW HILLS GREENS HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION SOUTH, INC.. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www. courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelp california. org) the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www. courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case.The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO: Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 Dias De Calendario despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papales legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su repuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su repuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes

sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpia con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encountrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalif ornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov ) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): Superior Court of Ventura County, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009. The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): SCOTT A. HUNTER (SBN 181394) ATTORNEY AT LAW, 1601 CARMEN DRIVE, SUITE 114, CAMARILLO, CA 93010 (805) 322-3131 FAX (805) 322-0413 Date: APRIL 3, 2017 Michael D. Planet, Clerk Elizabeth Muller, Deputy SchId:69933 AdId:23312 CustId:733 ------------------------------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MIRIAM SCHWAB AKA MIRIAM E. SCHWAB AKA MIRIAM EMILY SCHWAB Case No. 56-2018-00506657-PRPWOXN To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MIRIAM SCHWAB AKA MIRIAM E. SCHWAB AKA MIRIAM EMILY. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by STEVEN C. VON DOLLEN in the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that STEVEN C. VON DOLLEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on 2/28/2018 at 9:00 AM in Department J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, California 93036. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. JEFFREY L. BOYLE, ESQ. SBN 129990 DELWICHE, VON DOLLEN & BOYLE 1114 STATE STREET, STE. 256 SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 (805) 962-8131 FAX (805) 9626534 SchId:69941 AdId:23316 CustId:734 ------------------------------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-15-679424-CL Order No.: 150192250-CAVOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/13/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT

A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): SHELLY CRICK Recorded: 8/13/2004 as Instrument No. 20040813-0223516 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/22/2018 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001, in the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $202,979.77 The purported property address is: 602 S G ST, Oxnard, CA 93030-6950 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 202-0125-150 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA15-679424-CL. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-15679424-CL IDSPub #0137100 2/16/2018 2/23/2018 3/2/2018 SchId:69943 AdId:23317 CustId:608 -------------------------------

TSG No.: 8584384 TS No.: CA1500271175 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 696-0-131-185 Property Address: 1524 THORNHILL AVENUE WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91361 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/18/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/27/2018 at 11:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and

pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 12/28/2006, as Instrument No. 20061228-00271390-0, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of VENTURA County, State of California. Executed by: LEONARD GREENFIELD AND, JOAN GREENFIELD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 696-0-131185 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1524 THORNHILL AVENUE, WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91361 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $989,180.37. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http:// search.nationwideposting.com/ propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1500271175 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772NPP0325979 To: TRICOUNTY SENTRY 02/16/2018, 02/23/2018, 03/02/2018 SchId:69949 AdId:23319 CustId:68 ------------------------------Order To Show Cause For Change of Name Case No. 56-2018-00507759-CUPTVTA To All Interested Persons: JUAN MANUEL MAGANA CHAVEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: JUAN MANUEL MAGANA CHAVEZ PROPOSED NAME: JUANMANUEL MAGANA The Court Orders that all persons interested in this matter shall 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: 3/23/18 Time: 8:30 am Dept. 40. The address of the court is Superior Court of Ventura, 800 Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009. 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: TriCounty Sentry Date: February 7, 2018 MICHAEL D. PLANET Ventura Superior Court SchId:69955 AdId:23321 CustId:713 ------------------------------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MAXINE ALLEN JAMES Case No. 56-2018-00507732-PR-PW-OXN To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MAXINE ALLEN JAMES. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DAVID JAMES in the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DAVID JAMES be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on 3/15/2018 at 9:00 AM in Department J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, California 93036. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. BARBARA L. TAAFF (SBN 204625) KENNETH E. DEVORE & ASSOCIATES, APC 31355 OAK CREST DRIVE, SUITE 250 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91361 SchId:69959 AdId:23322 CustId:720 ------------------------------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 17-01565 Loan No.: *******384 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/07/2006 AND MORE FULLY DESCRIBED BELOW. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States (payable to Attorney Lender Services, Inc.) will be held by the duly appointed Trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of


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LEGAL the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: STEVEN J THOMPSON AND PAMELA S THOMPSON HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Trustee: ATTORNEY LENDER SERVICES, INC. Recorded 07/18/2006 as Instrument No. 200607180151398 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California, Date of Sale: 03/13/2018 at 11:00AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $721,098.72 The purported property address is: 2415 KIMBERLY AVENUE CAMARILLO, CA 93010 A.P.N.: 166-0-246-265 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county wherein the real property is located and more than three (3) months have elapsed since such recordation. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www. nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, 1701565. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 02/05/2018 ATTORNEY LENDER SERVICES, INC. DIANE WEIFENBACH, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER 5120 E. LaPalma Avenue, #209 Anaheim, CA 92807 Telephone: 714-695-6637 Sales Line: (916)939-0772 Sales Website: www.nationwideposting. com This office is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. NPP0326200 To: TRICOUNTY SENTRY 02/16/2018, 02/23/2018, 03/02/2018 SchId:69962 AdId:23323 CustId:68 ------------------------------CAMARILLO CITIZENS FOR TERM LIMITS Notice of Intent to Circulate Petition Notice is hereby given by the persons whose names appear hereon of their intention to circulate the petition within the City of Camarillo for the purpose of establishing City Council term limits. A statement of reasons of the proposed action as contemplated in the petition is as follows: The purpose of this action is to limit the advantages of incumbency of a City Council member, encourage competitive elections, and foster increased citizen participation in seeking elective office. This initiative limits elected council members to two 4-year terms in office. Term limits have the ability to eliminate career politicians and increase accountability to the people, not special interests or favored local organizations. Term limits allow new candidates with fresh voices and new ideas representative of the evolving nature of the electorate to have a viable opportunity to get elected. Term limits broaden the representation of different neighborhoods and give a voice to issues affecting those neighborhoods. Longtime incumbency decays progress, perpetuates old ideas and furthers a stagnated vision for our city. Term limits decisively puts an end to 20-plus year incumbents and ushers in new, fresh, and vibrant leadership in our fine City of Camarillo. Submitted, February 5, 2018 David Reel 1883 Edgemont Drive Camarillo, CA 93010 Rudy Ruiz 2869 Aloha Street Camarillo, CA 93010 Dana Yuhasz Schuster 2835 Corte Caballos Camarillo, CA 93010 TITLE AND SUMMARY PREPARED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY PURSUANT TO ELECTIONS CODE §9203 A CITIZEN’S INITIATIVE MEASURE IMPOSING A LIFETIME LIMIT ON SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE CAMARILLO CITY COUNCIL TO NO

MORE THAN TWO “FOUR YEAR TERMS” AS DEFINED. This initiative would amend Camarillo Municipal Code Chapter 2.08 (City Council) to add a new Section 2.08.050, limiting anyone serving as a city council member to no more than two terms as defined in the initiative. The proposed Section 2.08.050 would: 1. Limit a person’s service as a member of the Camarillo City Council to no more than two four year terms, even if the terms are not consecutive. 2. Define a “four year term” as service as a member of city council for a full four year term, or a partial term of at least two years, regardless of whether service is by election or appointment. 3. Apply prospectively only, so that any city council member commencing a term of office on or after the effective date of the proposed section may serve up to two four year terms from and after that date. SchId:69965 AdId:23324 CustId:693 ------------------------------File No.: 20180209-10002425-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. 805 LOCKSMITHS 2. 818 LOCKSMITHS 3. 805LOCKSMITHS.COM 4. 818LOCKSMITHS.COM 2161 EL MONTE DR., THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. GARY NUNES 2161 EL MONTE DR., THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362 This Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1. 06/01/2017; 2. 06/01/2017; 3. 06/01/2012; 4. 06/01/2012. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/GARY NUNES NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 2/8/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69966 AdId:23325 CustId:693 ------------------------------File No.: 220180207-10002240-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. ROAD TRIPPIN RV ADVENTURE TOURS 2. ROAD TRIPPIN 6058 ALEXANDRA CT., OAK PARK, CA 91377 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. LISA J. RHODE 6058 ALEXANDRA CT., OAK PARK, CA 91377 This Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 02/07/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/LISA J. RHODE NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 2/7/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69970 AdId:23326 CustId:693 ------------------------------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF GARY E. MOLL Case No. 56-2018-00507745-PR-PWOXN To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of GARY E. MOLL. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LISA WATSON in the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LISA WATSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested

persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on 3/15/2018 at 9:00 AM in Department J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, California 93036. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

concerning the legality of the property or as described, or encumbrances existing or regarding the physical condition of the property, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Voluntary Lien for Delinquent Assessments, with interest thereon, as provided in said notice, advances, if any, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee, towit: $29,368.15 Estimated

ADRIENNE K. MILLER (SBN 193190) ATTORNEY AT LAW 1633 ERRINGER ROAD, SUITE 205 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 (805) 522-1640 FAX (805) 426-0699

Meridian Hills Community Association, as Trustee

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Best Alliance Foreclosure and Lien Services 16133 Ventura Blvd., Suite 700 Encino, CA 91436 (888) 785-9721 For Sales Information go to www. elitepostandpub.com EPP 24580 2/16, 2/23, 3/2/2018

Order To Show Cause For Change of Name Case No. 56-2018-00507734-CUPTVTA To All Interested Persons: ALEXANDER SANCHEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: ALEXANDER SANCHEZ PROPOSED NAME: ALEXANDER SANCHEZ CAMPOS The Court Orders that all persons interested in this matter shall 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: 3/23/18 Time: 8:30 am Dept. 42. The address of the court is Superior Court of Ventura, 800 Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009. 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: TriCounty Sentry Date: February 6, 2018 MICHAEL D. PLANET Ventura Superior Court SchId:69983 AdId:23330 CustId:713 ------------------------------Title No.: 05933709 APN: 513-0-150-045 T.S. No.: 17-17123 Reference: NME6080 PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR.] NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT LIEN YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT DATED 2/11/2010. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/9/2018 at 11:00 AM, Best Alliance Foreclosure and Lien Services Corp. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Delinquent Assessment Lien, recorded on 3/29/2010 as Document No. 20100329-000480550, of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, property owned by: Chad Alan Evans and Michele Leah Evans, cotrustees of the Evans Family Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business In this state.) At: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA all right, title and interest under said Delinquent Assessment Lien in the property situated in said County, describing the land therein: As more fully described on the referenced Assessment Lien The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 13169 Shadow Wood Place Moorpark, CA 93021 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, If any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, “ASIS” and “WITH ALL FAULTS” and that no representations or warranties are made as to the legal title, possession, legal condition, location, dimensions of land, boundary lines, legality of boundary line adjustments, compliance with or violations of the subdivision map act, or any other law, rules or regulations

Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. This sale shall be subject to a right of redemption. The redemption period within which this property interest may be redeemed ends 90 days after the date of the sale. The claimant under said Delinquent Assessment Lien heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded In the county where the real property Is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Best Alliance Foreclosure and Lien Services, as Trustee or Agent to Trustee is a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information received will be used for that purpose. DATE: 2/12/2018

By: ______________________________ Gilbert Quemuel

SchId:69989 AdId:23332 CustId:108 ------------------------------File No.: 20180123-10001253-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. SCREAMING EAGLE WEALTH MANAGEMENT: FINANCIAL & INSURANCE SOLUTIONS 2. SCREAMING EAGLE WEALTH MANAGEMENT 107 FIGUEROA ST., STE. D, VENTURA, CA 93001 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. SCREAMING EAGLE WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC 107 FIGUEROA ST., STE. D, VENTURA, CA 93001 This Business is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. The registrant 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 information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/ERIK DULLENKOPF, MANAGER NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 1/23/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69992 AdId:23333 CustId:693 ------------------------------File No.: 20180212-10002499-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. PAW PLAY 736 MASTERSON DRIVE, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. BRITTNI SCOTT 736 MASTERSON DRIVE, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 This Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 02/05/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/BRITTNI SCOTT NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 2/12/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:69999 AdId:23335 CustId:693 -------------------------------

PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with Sec. 106 of the Programmatic Agreement, AT&T plans to install a new telecommunications facility at 125 W Pleasant Valley Road, Oxnard CA 93033 . Please direct comments to Gavin L. at 818-898-4866 regarding site CLV6365. 2/16, 2/23/18 CNS-3100550# TRICOUNTY SENTRY SchId:70011 AdId:23339 CustId:61 ------------------------------File No.: 20180206-10002151-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. VICTRA 2717 TAPO CANYON RD., STE. B, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. AKA WIRELESS, INC. 775 PRARIE CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 420, EDEN PRARIE, MN 55344 This Business is conducted by: CORPORATION. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/01/2017. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/ROBERT SPECHT NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 2/6/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:70013 AdId:23340 CustId:65 ------------------------------SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): 56-2017-00494534-CLCLVTA NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): NANCY O BRIEN, an Individual YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o

el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): Superior Court of CA, Ventura, Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Jon O. Blanda (State Bar #: 217222), Collection at Law, Inc., 3835 E. Thousand Oaks Bl #R349, Westlake Village, CA 91362, (818) 716-7630 DATE (Fecha): March 22, 2017 Michael D Planat, Clerk (Secretario), by Adriana Velasco, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9/18 CNS-3100014# TRICOUNTY SENTRY SchId:70017 AdId:23341 CustId:61 ------------------------------File No.: 20180212-10002534-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1. TOPCO SALES 2. BASIC SOLUTIONS 3990B HERTIAGE OAKS COURT, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 VENTURA COUNTY Full Name of Registrant: 1. WSM INVESTMENT LLC 3990B HERTIAGE OAKS COURT, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 This Business is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 07/02/2012. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) /S/DAVID MELLINGER, CEO NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, 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 residence address or 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). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 2/12/2018. MARK A. LUNN SchId:70021 AdId:23342 CustId:693 ------------------------------SUMMONS CASE NO. 56-2017-00499391-CLPAVTA NOTICE TO DEFENDANT): DOMINIC JOHN TESTA AND DOES 1-XX, INCLUSIVE. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: JUAN GARCIA. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelp california.org) the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case.The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. The name and address of the court is: Superior Court of Ventura County, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009. The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney or plaintiff without an attorney, is: MATTHEW HIXON, ESQ. SBN 297884, THE LAW OFFICE OF CRAIG J. RODGERS, 3645 SAVIERS ROAD, SUITE 3, OXNARD, CA 93033 (805) 486-4417 FAX (805) 486-4429. Date: January 16, 2018 Michael D. Planet, Clerk S. DeFisher, Deputy STATEMENT OF DAMAGES Personal Injury or Wrongful Death To Defendant: DOMINIC JOHN TESTA AND DOES 1-XX, INCLUSIVE. Plaintiff: JUAN GARCIA, seeks damages in the above referenced action as follows: 1. Pain, Suffering and inconvenience: $15,000.00 2. Medical Expenses: $8,895.00 3. Future Medical Expenses: $10,000. Dated: 1/2/18 MATTHEW HIXON, ESQ. SchId:70025 AdId:23343 CustId:735


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ENTERTAINMENT

Black Panther’ takes blockbusters to Africa, and the future For Ryan Coogler, the essence of “Black Panther” came down to one question: What does it mean to be African?

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HE Oakland-born film­ maker of both “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station” had been given the gargantuan task of shepherding Marvel’s iconic superhero to the big screen, with a budget five times bigger than he’d ever had, Hollywood’s most powerful studio behind him and the freedom to make “Black Panther” as personal as he wanted. Coogler had made his name creating films about the Black experience, but both were about the Black American experience. “Black Panther,” which opens nationwide this Friday, was an African story and when Coogler signed on for the movie, he’d never been. Now, he’d finally get his chance. “This is the most personal film I’ve ever made, which is the strangest statement to say because I only make films that are personal,” Coogler said. “This film for me started with this question of, ‘What does it mean to be African?’ It’s a question that I’ve always had since I learned I was Black, since my parents sat me down and told me what that was. I didn’t totally understand what that meant. As kid you’re like, well wait, why? Like, so wait we’re from Africa? What’s that? “I’m 31-years-old and I realized I never really took time to grapple with what it means to be African. This film gave me the chance to do that,” he said. When the wheels touched down in Cape Town, South Africa, Coogler remembers being overcome with a visceral feeling that he still can’t put words to. He went to Table Mountain and thought, “I could be buried here.” In Nairobi he saw a Maasai man, wearing traditional clothes and speaking on a cell phone. “That’s Wakanda,” he thought. “That’s Afrofuturism.” And that’s what he set out to translate into the language of cinema in “Black Panther.” It’s the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and based on 50-year-old Stan Lee and Jack Kirby-created material, sure, but this is far from being just another superhero movie.

Wakanda, a fictional African ways and heroic; The heroism of nation, is an insulated, un-colonized Africans for themselves and not and technologically advanced needing a white hero—go figure— country that’s both deeply traditional to reach their goals; Celebrating so and dazzlingly modern. “Black many specific African cultural-isms. Panther” paints a multifaceted No one can really now try to put portrait of a nation in flux, as forth some product where Africa is T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) ascends to the throne following his father’s death. Actress Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”), who plays Okoye, the I’m 31 yea general of the Wakanda rs old and warriors known as the I realized I never Dora Milaje, grew up r e a l l y mostly in Zimbabwe. She took time t o said she was “giddy” with grapple wit h what it “childlike joy” when she means to b understood how Coogler e African. intended to show Africa This film g ave me the and its inhabitants like chance to d Okoye, the spy Nakia o that. (Lupita Nyong’o) and the DIRECTOR RYAN COO scientist Shuri (Letitia GLER Wright)—and those are just the women. “‘Black Panther’ creates a precedent that kills the ability of seen begging for a white superhero to folks to misrepresent and distort the come and save it.” continent,” Gurira said. “The things “Black Panther” has the makings that it checks off: Complex African of an all-out a cultural event. female characters; African language “It’s the biggest, Blackest movie on a big screen; African characters that’s ever been made,” said veteran who are varied in many different journalist and television writer Marc

Bernardin. And it’s already signaling a seismic shift that that could make an impact big enough to change the entertainment industry—not that it hasn’t taken decades to get the African King and warrior to the big screen. Wesley Snipes tried for years to get a “Black Panther” film off the ground, bumping up against antiquated thinking about how “Black movies don’t travel” (code for a film’s potential to make money internationally). Even in the modern Kevin Feigeled superhero era, where seemingly every comic book character is fair game for a film, T’Challa was pretty far down on Marvel’s list (“AntMan” and two “Guardians of the Galaxy” films came first). But Marvel had a plan, and introduced T’Challa in a small but impactful part in “Captain America: Civil War” to set up the stand-alone film. Coogler brought along many of his most trusted collaborators like actor Michael B. Jordan to play the villain Erik Killmonger, cinematographer Rachel Morrison and production designer Hannah Beachler. He even got his hometown in the film.

“Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya, who plays T’Challa’s best friend, says he’s still processing what he saw in “Black Panther.” “To even have 90 percent of the cast speaking in an African accent? To me, it’s like, what is that? No one has ever seen something like that before. You think, ‘Oh I’ve been deprived,”’ Kaluuya said. “I think it’s going to mess with people. I think people are going to stand straighter. I think people are going to be emboldened. It’s like, wow we can do this. We can do this at this level and bring it home.” Walt Disney Co. chair Bob Iger told shareholders Tuesday that ticket presales are outpacing every other superhero movie ever made. Box office analysts have projected that it could earn upward of $150 million in its first four days in theaters over President’s Day weekend (and could beat “Deadpool’s” $152 million record). In sum, it’s already looking at around $400 million in ticket sales domestically. And it’s currently resting at a cozy 100 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Jordan, who has been by Coogler’s side since “Fruitvale Station,” said that a storm is brewing with this movie. “Other studios are going to want to make movies like this and understand what the representation of this thing means,” said Jordan. “It was important for the biggest studio in the world to get behind that. Now it’s safe for everybody else to kind of do the same thing.” Some are a little more skeptical that this will happen. “The optimist in me would like to believe that this is going to be the dam strike that unleashes a wave of Afrofuturism and this torrential onslaught of awesome,” Bernardin said. “The realist in me who has been working in and around Hollywood for 25 years knows that it is far more likely, sadly, that Hollywood will interpret this as a unicorn.” Of course only time will tell if “Black Panther” is a turning point or an anomaly. For now, Coogler just hopes people like it. “My experiences when I was there on that trip eased a lot of questions that I had, a lot of pain that I had. And I tried to put all that into the movie,” Coogler said. “I don’t want to let the audience down.”

What NBC talked about opening night, and what it didn’t By David Bauder Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: INTRO The Sterling K. Brown-narrated film that opened NBC’s coverage of the opening ceremony was lovely, and an inspired explanation of why you should spend the next two weeks watching people you don’t know competing in sports you don’t understand. NO COMMENT Two-time Olympic speedskating champion Shani Davis’ anger at losing a coin toss to determine the flag bearer for the United States, and his decision not to attend the opening ceremony, was an important story. So it was a serious omission for NBC not to talk about it, especially when cameras were trained on luger Erin Hamlin as she led the team into the stadium. Similarly, Vice President Mike Pence’s behavior as a spectator—sitting as others rose around him at the entrance of North and South Korean athletes into the stadium and his apparent lack of interaction with a North Korean delegation located near him—was a news story that went unmentioned. The politics involved made both

sensitive stories. Punting was the wrong choice. KEEP TALKING Yes, it sometimes felt like Mike Tirico and Katie Couric didn’t want to leave out anything in their briefing books. But most of their narration greatly enhanced understanding of the ceremony and the Olympics themselves. The moment where Pita Taufatofua of Tonga entered shirtless in the subfreezing temperature, just as he did on a much warmer night in Rio de Janeiro two years ago at the Summer Olympics, was priceless, and so was the knowledge that he qualified as a cross-country skier despite having seen snow only once before. Two times silence would have been golden: when analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo felt he had to explain a song instead of listening to it, and the egregious promotion of an upcoming show Couric is doing for another network. TWEET OF THE NIGHT “I’m starting to think #NBC stands for ‘nothing but chatter.’” VONN AND WHITE We get that Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White are two of the biggest stars heading into the games, but

even Tirico seemed to get sick of NBC flashing pictures of them. “There’s Lindsey one more time,” he said. “Getting some major camera time and not shy about it.” She doesn’t own the cameras, Mike. NO TELL The most spectacular moment of opening night had to have been the drone formation in the shapes of a snowboarder and the Olympic rings. Yet it felt cheapened when a technology company immediately bragged about it in a commercial. It also didn’t really happen, at least not during the opening ceremony. The International Olympic Committee said the drone segment was scrapped because of an “impromptu logistical change.” The version used in the NBC broadcast was a pre-recorded rehearsal from December. OPENER For those who wanted to enjoy the opening ceremony without commentary, they had their chance earlier when NBC streamed it live online when it started at 6 a.m. ET in the United States. It was a minimalist experience, with full audio and pictures, but no announcers. If you wanted to know who was carrying the flag for Australia, or what a

particular scene was meant to symbolize, your guess was as good as anyone else’s. Some shots needed no narration, like the excitement on the faces of North and South Korean athletes marching in as a unified team. RATINGS An estimated 16 million people watched NBC’s coverage of the first night of the Olympics, down 20 percent from the 20 million who watched the first night in Sochi in 2014. NBC said a total of 17.2 million experienced the Olympics if viewers of the NBCSN cable network and digital users were added in, which would make the decrease 14 percent. Four years ago, NBC didn’t offer cable coverage or live streaming to compete with the network’s primetime coverage. Peak viewership came during Nathan Chen’s skate during the team competition. WALKIE-TALKIE Surfing the Olympics website turned up a priceless video of Olympic officials trying to retrieve a dropped walkie-talkie that was sliding down a ski slope. It took three tries for a man on skis to stop it, all captured for posterity in slow motion.

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