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Third Charter School Sought in Livermore - The Independent

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PAGE 10 - The Independent, OCTOBER 13, 2011(continued from page 4)issue, since any cost to the GeneralFund would translate intocutbacks in City services andemployee layoffs. The servicesthat are in danger would includepublic safety, the library, andmaintaining city streets andstorm drains. The city council hasnot got a Plan B for the theater ifit is not successful.We need a voice of reason onthe council to protect our city’sgeneral fund. On Nov. 8, I willbe voting for Bobby Burger forthe city council. I invite you tojoin me.Vote for ChangeRon GerenLivermoreIn his ballot statement, JohnMarchand, Livermore mayoralcandidate, says that he will“continue to protect our qualityof life.” With protecting qualityof life the primary issue whichdrove the very successful KeepBART on 580 petition to rejectthe downtown route, how can webe confident that Mr. Marchand“will continue to listen to ourcommunity,” as he also says inhis ballot statement, when it tookthe voices of 8,345 citizens toget his attention? I suggest thathe and Mayor Marshall Kamenahave not really been listening tothe community at large and theiracceptance of the petition wasmerely expedient, lest allowingLivermore citizens to vote onthe petition would have hungthe BART issue around theirnecks like an albatross at electiontime and severely risked theirelections. That is not the kindof “listening” we need here inLivermore.So how can we be confident?We can’t. We need a change.Barbara Hickman as Mayorand Bobby Burger and LaureenTurner as new councilmembersrepresent new directions thatwill regain confidence in theCity Council. They will listenmore broadly, consider carefully,and act on behalf of the greaterpopulation of Livermore.Exercise & SchoolsLoren RoundtreePleasantonThe school year for the PleasantonSchool District (PUSD) isunderway and this year deservessome financial change. Becauseof the weakening economy, moneyissues have forced teachersand administrators to cut activitiesand programs, particularlyin sports and Physical Educationclasses.According to the www.betterhealth.vic.govwebsite, in recentyears, obesity has been a big issuein grade school students; somecurrent statistics state it could beas high as 22%. Cutting sportsand exercise programs that canhelp to minimize health issuesamong the youth doesn’t makeany since to me. Only about 60%of students between the ages of 5and 14 participate in sports afterschool, which means that 40% ofstudents sit at home after schooldoing absolutely no exercise. Ifstudents can’t even do exercisein school, that number will growrapidly. The PUSD can only do somuch for the Pleasanton Schoolsso it is up to the community toreally act on this issue.The statistics won’t drop untilwe do something about them.theme of “MY way or the 580highway.” I want to think Livermoreis intelligent, thoughtfuland totally capable of makingpolitical decisions all on theirown.Locally, we have many mediaoptions to learn and becomefamiliar with candidates,viewpoints, and ballot choices.When I receive, via US mail,a non-requested postcard suggestingstrongly to vote for theirfavored candidates along withtheir personal view, that is informationenough. When that samepostcard DIRECTS me to NOTvote for other candidates citingTHEIR personal reasons that’smy clue that group is not lookingout for my best interests.I don’t need or appreciatetheir negative opinion aboutother candidates. Most of us areable to and interested in learning,discussing and researchingcandidates for our own personaldecision making. Voting in thiscountry is guaranteed private.There already is a feel of “organized”voting. They say, ”votefor this person for Mayor andthese people for council. Thesepositions should be singular,NOT group control oriented.Though I may agree withsome parts of a political groupsview doesn’t mean I am interestedin supporting that candidateand his other directives, blindly.Many people I have spoken toare interested in moving Livermorein a thoughtful and forwardthinking manner instead of “sameol, same ol”. Welcome to thefuture, Livermore.This negative and controllingfeel in politics is currently overrunning our country right now.Trike-a-thonLaura DivitaAdministrator Manager TrinityDaycare Learning CenterTrinity Daycare LearningCenter (TDLC) has been invitingLivermore Community Helpersto visit the center for manyyears. Despite city and businessbudgets, dance performers, Lifestylesexercise coaches, WheelsBus, Pastor Meek, CA WaterCompany, Postmaster Jerry,Sheriff Taylor, Livermore Sanitation,Dr. Volponi Optometrist,Dentist Lee & tooth fairy, StateFarm Good Neighbear, LibrarianKelly, Firefighters, and the PoliceDepartment, all come to fill upour October calendar. Thanks toall of our Community Helpers forgiving us their time and energy.TDLC gives back by runninga Trike-a-thon for its students thisyear on October 21st completewith popcorn, trikes, music andfun. Any donations are given toSaint Jude Research Hospital.The Livermore Community isalive and full of generous CommunityHelpers.If you would like more informationor would like to visit ourschool for the trike-a-thon, pleasecontact Ms. Laura at the Daycareoffice, 925-449-5683.Voting Is PrivateMary Sue MarksLivermoreMy ballot for the November8 election came in the mail andI tilled it out and have sent it inalready.One evening, a woman calledme and asked if I had voted andwanted to know who I voted forand why. I told her it is a privilegeto vote and for whom I voted ismy business and no one elses.Facts QuestionedKathy StreeterLivermoreJohn Stein has always sharedhis opinions openly and often andI have admired his eagerness toparticipate in civic discussion.The confidence with which hehas presented figures and backgroundto support his points ofview at numerous City Councilmeetings has always led me tobelieve that he researched hissubject matter thoroughly beforestating his opinion. And, eventhough my opinion differedfrom his on many occasions Ithought we simply had a differentvision.His Letter to the Editor printedin the Independent on October6 leads me to believe that myassumptions have been overlyoptimistic.It is very clear that his assessmentof the Regional Theater isfar from correct. He made no lessthan 7 assertions in his letter thatare simply not true. So does thatmean he didn’t research this particularsubject very thoroughly,or does it mean he has taken astance that is not supported byfact in order to support his politicalviews? Either way it bringsother assertions he has made intoquestion.EndorsementsGeo SchillerLivermoreWhen the Independent endorsescandidates, does the Independent,in the interest of reliableand truthful journalism, revealtheir connections (LVPAC) andfinancial backing (Friends ofLivermore) of the candidates?Response to EditorialLinda Jeffery SailorsLivermoreThis is another election whenthe Independent, and the candidatesit supports, are manufacturinga supposed “threat”to the Urban Growth Boundarywhen no candidate is proposinga change to the UGB. OnlyLivermore voters can determinethe future of the UGB, not theIndependent, not the council, notany individual. The UGB guaranteesthat Livermore voters willdetermine North Livermore’sfuture. Hickman, Burger andTurner have each made it clearthat they support the UGB.Why is the Independent tryingto create a “UGB” issuewhen none exists? Because theIndependent is trying to divertattention away from the real issueof this campaign: the fact that thecurrent council is listening to aspecial interest group instead ofthe citizens of Livermore.\Kamena and Marchand votedto give millions of dollars oftaxpayers? money to LVPAC(Livermore Valley PerformingArts Center) to build, operateand own a 2,000 seat regionaltheater. Candidate Stewart Garysupported their actions. Theyignored citizens? requests toat least allow voters to weighin before putting the operatingbudget at risk.LVPAC is led by the council’smajor supporter, Joan Seppala,who is also the owner and publisherof the Independent. Shehas been a tireless promoter ofthis huge project and has resistedany suggestion that the publicshould be able to vote whetheror not they wish the City to goahead with the most expensiveproject it has ever undertaken;one that puts the city’s operatingbudget at risk.Kamena and Marchand alsovoted to put BART downtown.They strongly opposed those whowanted to allow voters to decideif BART on 580 was better forLivermore. The prospect of beingforced to appear on the Novemberballot in opposition to a votethey did not want to take resultedin their finally agreeing to BARTon 580. They did not want votersto decide. The Independent supportedtheir actions.Shouldn’t we be discussingthe fundamental issue of thiscampaign? That this Kamana/Marchand council has refused toget in touch with its constituents.That this Kamena/Marchandcouncil has listened instead toa small, but influential specialinterest group that wants to seeits vision of Livermore carriedout by the City at the expense ofthe entire Livermore community.Please consider the real issueswhen you cast your ballot in thisNovember’s election.(Editor’s note: Linda JeffreySailors, the former mayor ofDublin, says that the fundamentalissue of this campaign is that candidateswhom she opposes havelistened to “a small, but influentialspecial interest group thatwants to see its vision carried outby the City at the expense of theentire Livermore Community.”In particular, she targets JoanSeppala, the publisher of TheIndependent. What is the visionthat she so criticizes?Residents and every candidatepraise the quality of lifein Livermore. This quality oflife did not happen by accident.Over the years, The Independenthas endorsed candidates whosupported policies that have preservedopen space and the winecountry surrounding the City, avibrant, walkable downtown withrestaurants, two movie theatersand the Bankhead Theater, citycenteredeconomic growth, andeducational and social services.Joan Seppala, The Independent’spublisher, along with herhusband, Lynn, have for approximatelyfifty years supported civicorganizations and elected officialswho shared common viewsregarding the future of Livermore.The Seppalas volunteerand/or donate to a broad rangeof organizations and projectsincluding environmental groups(Friends of Livermore, Tri-ValleyConservancy), not-for-profit artsorganizations (Pacific ChamberSymphony, and LivermoreValley Performing Art Centerfor its Bankhead and RegionalTheaters); business associations(Livermore Valley Chamber ofCommerce), and educational andsocial programs (Las Positas CollegeFoundation Board).The Independent believesthat the fundamental issue isnot about the community’s andcouncil’s vision that The Independentand the Seppalas haveendorsed for almost five decades.The critical issue is electing experiencedcandidates who knowhow to move forward with plansnow underway. Among the plansare strategies to protect the pristineDoolan Canyon that Dublinseeks to urbanize with sprawldevelopment that would significantlythreaten the open space inneighboring North Livermore; aflourishing, cultural downtownanchored by the regional theater,an economic engine projectedto generate millions of dollarsfor the City’s general fund; thesecuring of Fortune 500 companiesand major universities, inconjunction with the laboratories,to provide high quality longtermjobs at the Open Campusscience and technology center;the completion of the ParagonOutlets to bring tourism and taxdollars to Livermore; and theconstruction of BART on I-580,beginning with the Isabel stationin 2013.)Political ChoicesPatty RobinsLivermoreIt seems lately we have askewed view of political choicesand election decisions. Politicalgroups send us post cards declaring“Vote for ME, NOT for thembecause of this….”There definitely is a currentLEGAL NOTICESFOR INFORMATIONPLACING LEGALNOTICESCall 925-243-8000FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 455441The following person(s) doingbusiness as: US SunshineInternational Commerce &Service Center, 2804 MintCommon, Livermore, CA94551, is hereby registered bythe following owner(s):Zhaowei Liu, 2804 Mint Common,Livermore, CA 94551This business is conducted byan individualThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on 8/23/2011.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Zhaowei LiuThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon August 23, 2011. ExpiresAugust 23, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3068. Published September22, 29, October 6, 13, 2011.FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456124The following person(s) doingbusiness as: Livermore ValleyOptometry, 2700 Las PositasRoad, Livermore, CA 94551,is hereby registered by thefollowing owner(s):Nhusuong Thi Phamle, 331Turnstone Circle, Pittsburg,CA 94565This business is conducted byan individualThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on N/A.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Nhusuong PhamleThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 14, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 14, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3069. Published September22, 29, October 6, 13, 2011.SUMMONS(CITACION JUDICIAL)CASE NO. C 10-02996NOTICE TO DEFENDANT:(AVISO AL DEMANDO):DAVID MUNKELT, an individualand dba RedbarnHotrods; PAMELA MUN-KELT, an individual and dbaRedbarn Hotrods; and DOES1 through 100, inclusive,YOU ARE BEING SUED BYPLAINTIFF:(LO ESTA DEMANDANDOEL DEMANDANTE):COLLODI INVESTMENTS,L.P., a California limited partnershipNOTICE! You have beensued. The court may decideagainst you without your beingheard unless you respondwithin 30 days. Read theinformation below.You have 30 CALENDARDAYS after this summons andlegal papers are served onyou to file a written responseat this court and have a copyserved on the plaintiff. A letteror phone call will not protectyou. Your written responsemust be in a proper legalform if you want the court tohear your case. There maybe a court form that you canuse for your response. Youcan find these court formsand more information at theCalifornia Courts Online SelfhelpCenter (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your countylaw library, or the courthousenearest you. If you cannot paythe filing fee, ask the courtclerk for a fee waiver form. Ifyou do not file your responseon time, you may lose thecase by default, and yourwages, money, and propertymay be taken without furtherwarning from the court.There are other legal requirements.You may want tocall an attorney right away. Ifyou do not know an attorney,you may want to call an attorneyreferral service. If youcannot afford an attorney,you may be eligible for freelegal services from a nonprofitlegal services program. Youcan locate these nonprofitgroups at the California LegalServices Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), theCalifornia Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contactingyour local court orcounty bar association. NOTE:The court has a statutory lienfor waived fees and costs onany settlement or arbitrationaward of $10,000 or morein a civil case. The court’slien must be paid before thecourt will dismiss the case.!AVISO! Lo han demandado.Si no responde dentro de 30dias, la corte puede decidiren su contra sin escuchar suversion. Lea la informacion acontinuacion.Tien 30 DIAS DE CALEN-DARIO despues de que leentreguen esta citacion ypapeles legales para presentaruna respuesta porescrito en esta corte y hacerque se entregue una copiaal demandante. Una cartao una llamada telefonica nolo protegen. Su respuestapor escrito tiene que estaren formato legal correctosi desea que procesen sucaso en la corte. Es posibleque haya un formulario queusted pueda usar para surespuesta. Puede encontrarestos formularios de la cortey mas informacion en el Centrode Ayuda de las Cortesde California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca deleyes de su condado o enla corte que le quede mascerca. Si no puede pagarla cuota de presentacion,pida al secretario de la corteque le de un formulario deexencion de pago de cuotas.Si no presenta su respuestaa tiempo, puede perder elcaso por incumplimiento yla corte le podra quitar susueldo, dinero y bienes sinmas advertencia.Hay otros requisitoslegales. Es recomendableque llame a un abogado inmediatamente.Si no conocea un abogado, puede llamara un servicio de remision aabogados. Si no puede pagara un abogado, es posible quecumpia con los requisitospara obtener sevicios legalesgratuitos de un programa deservicios legales sin finesde lucro. Puede encontrarestos grupos sin fines delucro en el sitio web de CaliforniaLegal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), enel Centro de Ayuda de lasCortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendoseen contacto con la corte o elcolegio de abogados locales.AVISO: Por ley, la corte tienederecho a reclamar las cuotasy los costos exentos porimponer un gravamen sobrecualquier recuperacion de$10,000 o mas de valor recibidamediante un acuerdoo una concesion de arbitrajeen un caso de derecho civil.Tiene que pagar el gravamende la corte antes de quela corte pueda desechar elcaso.The name and address ofthe court is:(El nombre y direccion de lacorte es):Superior Court of California,County of Contra Costa725 Court StreetMartinez, California 94553The name, address, andtelephone number of plaintiff’sattorney, or plaintiff withoutan attorney, is:(El nombre, la direccion yel numero de telefono delabogado del demandante, odel demandante que no tieneabogado, es):G. Geoffrey Wood, Esq.Morton, Lulofs & Wood,LLP2410 Camino Ramon, Suite210San Ramon, California94583P: (925)498-0740DATE: (Fecha): OCT 21,2010Clerk (Secretario)D. WeberBy /s/:Deputy (Adjunto)D. WeberThe Independent Legal No.3070 Publish September 22,29, October 6, 13, 2011FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456188The following person(s) doingbusiness as: Franca JonesInc, 2778 Maria Street, Pleasanton,CA 94588, is herebyregistered by the followingowner(s):Franca Jones Inc, 2778 MariaStreet, Pleasanton, CA94588This business is conducted bya CorporationThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on N/A.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Mee N. Chung, PresidentThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 15, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 15, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3073. Published September22, 29, October 6, 13, 2011.FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456185The following person(s) doingbusiness as: Western Valve &Fitting, Inc., 4355 TechnologyDrive, Suite G, Livermore, CA94551, is hereby registered bythe following owner(s):Western Valve & Fitting, Inc.,4355 Technology Drive, SuiteG, Livermore, CA 94551This business is conducted bya CorporationThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on June 25, 2006.Signature of Registrants:/s/: John Kolokousis, C.E.O.This statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 15, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 15, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3076. Published October 6,13, 20, 27, 2011.FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456562The following person(s) doingbusiness as: Nor Cal EventStaffing, 1192 Portola Meadows#168, Livermore, CA94551, is hereby registered bythe following owner(s):(1)Michael Gaisor, 1192Portola Meadows #168,Livermore, CA 94551 (2)Aubrey Ramirez, 1192 PortolaMeadows #168, Livermore,CA 94551This business is conducted bya General partnershipThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listed

The Independent, OCTOBER 13, 2011 - PAGE 11above on N/A.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Michael Gaisor, CEO/General PartnerThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 27, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 27, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3077. Published October 6,13, 20, 27, 2011.FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456502The following person(s) doingbusiness as: Classy K-9Pet Salon, 53 Wright Brothers,Suite E, Livermore, CA94551, is hereby registered bythe following owner(s):Roberta Elliott, 622 Placer Ct,Livermore, CA 94551This business is conducted byan IndividualThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on N/A.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Roberta ElliottThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 26, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 26, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3081. Published October 6,13, 20, 27, 2011.FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456578The following person(s) doingbusiness as: Rent-A-Grand-Daughter, 1269 Murdell Lane,Livermore, CA 94550, ishereby registered by the followingowner(s):Feather Rae Latimer, 1269Murdell Lane, Livermore,CA 94550This business is conducted byan IndividualThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on N/A.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Feather Rae LatimerThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 27, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 27, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3082. Published October 6,13, 20, 27, 2011.FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456384The following person(s) doingbusiness as: Black Krossby Sabe, 1752 Sterling Ct.,Livermore, CA 94550, ishereby registered by the followingowner(s):Sylvia A Vonder Haar, 1752Sterling Ct., Livermore, CA94550This business is conducted byan IndividualThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on 8/16/2011.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Sylvia A Vonder HaarThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 21, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 21, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3083. Published October 6,13, 20, 27, 2011.FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456611-456615The following person(s) doingbusiness as: (1) Charles RVineyards, (2) Charles R Winery,(3) Charles R Estate, (4)Charles R Cellar, (5) CharlesR Vintners, 8195 Crane RidgeRd., Livermore, CA 94550,is hereby registered by thefollowing owner(s):Quail Nest, LLC, 8100 CraneRidge Rd., Livermore, CA94550This business is conducted bya Limited liability companyThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on 9/26/2006.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Bonnie Bartlett, MemberThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 27, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 27, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3084. Published October 13,20, 27, November 3, 2011.FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456675The following person(s) doingbusiness as: Benko InsuranceAgency, 1560 HolmesSt. Bldg. D, Livermore, CA94550, is hereby registered bythe following owner(s):(1) Joseph E. Benko (2) H.Amelia Benko, 2268 FifthS t r e e t , L i v e r m o r e , C A94550This business is conducted bya Husband and wifeThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on 5/15/1985.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Joseph BenkoH. Amelia BenkoThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 29, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 29, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3085. Published October 13,20, 27, November 3, 2011.NOTICE of INVITING BIDSNotice is hereby given thatsealed competitive bids willbe accepted in the office of theGSA-Purchasing Department,County of Alameda, 1401Lakeside Drive, Suite 907,Oakland, CA 94612 NET-WORKING/NORTH COUNTYBIDDERS CONFERENCERFP #900722 for Clerk RecorderSystem, Wednesday,October 26, 2011, 2:00 p.m.– General Services Agency,1401 Lakeside Drive, Room1107, 11 th floor, Oakland,CA NETWORKING/SOUTHCOUNTY BIDDERS CON-FERENCE RFP #900722for Clerk Recorder System,Thursday, October 27, 2011,10:00 a.m. – City of Dublin,100 Civic Plaza, RegionalMeeting Room, Dublin, CAResponses Due by 2:00 pmon January 19, 2012 CountyContact : Stefanie Taylor(510) 208-9610 or via email:stefanie.taylor@acgov.orgAttendance at NetworkingConference is Non-mandatory.Specifications regardingthe above may be obtained atthe Alameda County CurrentContracting OpportunitiesInternet website at www.acgov.org.10/13/11CNS-2187298#THE INDEPENDENT LegalNo. 3086FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456735The following person(s) doingbusiness as: Birdies,828 Placenza Street, Livermore,CA 94551, is herebyregistered by the followingowner(s):Tracy Ann Hutchison, 828Placenza St, Livermore, CA94551This business is conducted byan IndividualThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on 9/30/11.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Tracy Ann HutchisonThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 30, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 30, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3087. Published October 13,20, 27, November 3, 2011.FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456866The following person(s) doingbusiness as: At Your ServicePersonal Assistant, 1135Blanc Ct, Pleasanton, CA94566, is hereby registered bythe following owner(s):Elizabeth Venema, 1135Blanc Ct, Pleasanton, CA94566This business is conducted byan IndividualThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on N/A.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Elizabeth Venema,OwnerThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon October 4, 2011. ExpiresOctober 4, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3088. Published October 13,20, 27, November 3, 2011.FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456706-707The following person(s) doingbusiness as: (1) The HomeSource Company, Inc., (2)dba Bay Home & Window,40 California Ave-Ste. H,Pleasanton, CA 94566, ishereby registered by the followingowner(s):The Home Source Company,Inc, 40 California Ave-Ste. H,Pleasanton, CA 94566This business is conducted bya CorporationThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on 5/2/1994.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Jeff Falcon, PresidentThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 29, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 29, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3089. Published October 13,20, 27, November 3, 2011.FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENTFILE NO. 456731The following person(s) doingbusiness as: Sunset WestRealty, 690 South K St.,Livermore, CA 94550, ishereby registered by the followingowner(s):Gregory Peter Lanet, 690South K St., Livermore,CA 94550This business is conducted byan IndividualThe registrant began to transactbusiness under the fictitiousbusiness name(s) listedabove on N/A.Signature of Registrants:/s/: Gregory P. Lanet, OwnerThis statement was filed withthe County Clerk of Alamedaon September 30, 2011. ExpiresSeptember 30, 2016.The Independent Legal No.3090. Published October 13,20, 27, November 3, 2011.NOTICE OF INVITING BIDSNotice is hereby given thatsealed competitive bids willbe accepted in the office ofthe GSA-Purchasing Department,County of Alameda,1401 Lakeside Drive, Suite907, Oakland, CA 94612MANDATORY NETWORK-ING/SOUTH COUNTY BID-DERS CONFERENCE ANDSITE WALKTHROUGH RFP#900812 - 700/800 MHzPublic Safety Radio Coverage,Monday, October 31,2011, 2:00 P.M. – Eden AreaMulti-Service Center, 24100Amador Street, CaliforniaPoppy Suite 225-226, Hayward,CA Responses Dueby 2:00 pm on December 6,2011 County Contact : JeffThomas (510) 208-9613 orvia email: jeff.thomas@acgov.org Attendance atNetworking Conference isMandatory. Specificationsregarding the above maybe obtained at the AlamedaCounty Current ContractingOpportunities Internet websiteat www.acgov.org.10/13/11CNS-2188160#THE INDEPENDENT LegalNo. 3091ANIMALS2) CATS/ DOGSADOPT A DOG OR CAT, foradoption information contactValley Humane Society at925 426-8656.Adopt a new best friend:TVAR, the Tri-Valley AnimalRescue, offers animals foradoption every Saturday andSunday, excluding most holidays.Saturdays from 9:30am to 1:00 pm, dogs and catsare available atthe PleasantonFarmers Market at W.Angela and First Streets.Two locations will showcasecats only: Petsmart in Dublinnoon to 4 and the PetFood Express in Livermore1 to 4. Sundays, cats are atPetsmart in Dublin 1 to 4, andPetCo in San Ramon 11 to 3.TVAR at (925) 803-7043website at www.tvar.orgEMPLOYMENT65) HELP WANTEDWe are seeking part-timeworkers for the post ofBOOKKEEPER, PAY-ROLL/PAY RECEIVER.Applicants must be computerliterate with access tothe Internet. Contact korey001@gmail.com56) ADULT CAREIndependent ContractorsWanted, Senior HomeHealth Care. Must have experience.Senior Solutions,Inc 925-443-310160) BUSI-NESS OPPORTUNITYBE WARY of out of areacompanies. Check with thelocal Better Business Bureaubefore you send money orfees. Read and understandany contracts before you sign.Shop around for rates.MERCHANDISEFOR SALE (1) EntertainmentCenter (60” x 60”) @$150 (2) Computer WorkStation (43” x 53”) & Cabinet(20” x 29”)to hold printer,both @ $100 (3)FutonMattress & Frame @ $50.Please contact (925)352-4112 MLane35114@aol.com115) ESTATE/ GARAGE/YARD SALESGARAGE SALE Sunday10/16. 7:00AM-12:00NOON. 4244 MiltonWay, Livermore. Tables.Chairs. Curtains. Desks.118) FREE SECTIONCLEAN FILL DIRT 2 1/2cubic yards. You load andyou haul. Livermore backyard. Accessible to pickupor small bobcat. Call(925)447-4841.TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED ADcall 925-243-8000NOTICES/ANNOUNCEMENTS155) NOTICES“NOTICE TO READERS:California law requires thatcontractors taking jobs that total$500 or more (labor and/ormaterials) be licensed by theContractors State LicenseBoard. State law also requiresthat contractors include theirlicense numbers on all advertising.Check your contractor’sstatus at www.cslb.ca.govor 800-321-CSLB (2752).Unlicensed persons takingjobs less than $500 muststate in their advertisementsthat they are not licensed bythe Contractors State LicenseBoard.”REAL ESTATEInland Valley PublishingCo.Client Code:04126-00001Re: Legal Notice forClassified AdsThe Federal Fair Housing Act,Title VII of the Civil RightsAct of 1964, and state lawprohibit advertisements forhousing and employmentthat contain any preference,limitation or discriminationbased on protected classes,including race, color, religion,sex, handicap, familial statusor national origin. IVPC doesnot knowingly accept anyadvertisements that are inviolation of the law.Has the Real EstateMarket Finally Hit Bottom?By Kelly DeYoreoInterest rates, already at historic lows, continue their decline.California housing affordability is better for buyers than it has beenin years.Whether you’ve been waiting to sell your house or buy, everyonein the real estate market is waiting for one thing: the bottom. Whenwill it be? Or is it already here?Prices in much of the country seem to be bouncing along thebottom, with prices nationally down about 30 percent off their 2006peak. Daily economic news, employment reports, and the ups anddowns of the stock market lead to general uncertainty about wherehousing is headed in the next few months, or years.In housing, more than stocks, bonds or most other investments, allthings are local. According to TrendGraphix, which tracks local realestate sales data by county and city, Livermore prices ($ per squarefoot, single family homes) peaked at $417 in February 2006 Forexample, a 1,000 square foot home which sold for $417,000 wouldhave a value of $417 per square foot.That price steadily declined every quarter until January 2009, whenit hit $246 per square foot and began to level out, slightly up somemonths and slightly down others. As of September 30, 2011 (over 2½ years later) Livermore single family homes were averaging $242per square foot, almost the same as in January 2009.Dublin figures tell a similar story. Dublin’s single family homespeaked at an average of $415 per square foot in April 2006. Steadydeclines began to stabilize at $261 per square foot in December 2008.For the next 2 years and 9 months, that price went slightly up or down,to a current average of $257 per square foot.Pleasanton single family homes reached a high point of $458 persquare foot in October 2006. That figure dropped to $333 in February2009, and once again, has moved slightly up or down each monthsince. Pleasanton single family homes were selling for an average of$337 per square foot as of September 2011, over 2 ½ years later.It seems clear from the numbers that locally, we experienced asubstantial drop in value between 2006 and late 2008/early 2009.Since then, however, per-square-foot home prices in all three communitieshave remained remarkably stable.David Stevens, former head of the Federal Housing Administration(FHA), said there is good reason to believe that a real estate recoverymay not be too far in the future. In a recent interview with InmanNews, Stevens noted four signs that he says indicate a real estaterecovery is not as far away as some might think.1. Markets are stabilizing. According to Stevens, the real mortgagedelinquency rate is down, from 10 percent in the second quarter of2010 to 8.5 percent in the second quarter of 2011. New foreclosurestarts are also down.2. Some markets are beginning to experience home-price growth.Foreclosures and negative equity are bigger problems in some areasthan others. Each market is different.“The fundamentals are better than ever,” according to Stevens. “Ifyou remove foreclosure properties from the equation, non-distressedproperties have actually experienced a slight increase in price.”3. This is the best time ever to buy. The cost of homeownershipisn’t only based on the price you pay, but also the mortgage interestyou pay over the life of the loan.Assume a buyer is going to purchase a $360,000 home with a$300,000 loan at 4% interest. If prices decrease another 5 percent,that means the home would drop in value by $18,000. But if interestrates rise from 4 percent to 6 percent, the cost of waiting is high.Over the life of a 30-year loan, the homeowner will spend $131,908more in additional interest. The cost of owning that home costs awhopping $113,908 more than the $18,000 they “saved” by waitingfor the bottom of the market.4. A coming home shortage is likely. Stevens says there are twomain factors that will contribute to a home shortage in the not-toodistantfuture: the size of Generation Y (born between 1977 and 1994),which is estimated to be about 80 million people, or 25 percent ofthe U.S. population. They are now entering prime time for startingcareers, families, and buying a home. The second factor is supply.There has been virtually no new construction in the last several years,despite the increase in population.To illustrate this problem, the 2010 census put the U.S. populationat about 309 million. By 2050, the prediction is that the U.S.population will be 439 million. That’s an increase of 130 millionpeople in 40 years. Regardless of whether they own or rent, theywill need housing.Stevens says the main challenges we face are job creation anddealing with the tight credit situation. Lending guidelines have beentightened to such a degree that it can be difficult for even well-qualifiedbuyers to obtain a home loan. Many other analysts believe thatit may take three to five years for the housing market to fully recover,and that we will experience many ups and downs along the way.Of course, the timing of the bottom of the market will only beclear in the rear-view mirror, and there is much uncertainty to come.Experts take educated guesses as to when the real estate market willrecover, and it’s useful to pay attention to the local market in yourown community.Look for clues in housing price trends, number of homes on themarket, and local employment figures to decide it it’s a good timeto buy, sell, or just stay put for a little longer. For more detailedinformation about the market in your neighborhood, contact yourlocal Realtor.Kelly DeYoreo is a Realtor withPrudential California Realty, LivermoreLARPD Plans Arroyo Clean-up;Volunteers Are NeededThe Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is looking forvolunteers to help keep the community clean.Weather permitting, on Saturday, Oct. 22, volunteers can jointhe neighbors of Robertson Park in cleaning up the Arroyo Mochorunning through the park. The project will involve cleaning trashand debris out of the creek.Volunteers are asked to bring snacks and gloves and to wearwork clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty or wet. Volunteersmust be at least 16 years old (if 16 or 17, they must be accompaniedby an adult).Sign-ups will start at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, with cleanuprunning from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers should check in near thehorseshoe pit area at Robertson Park, 3200 Robertson Park Road,Livermore. For more information or to sign up, contact Sandra Kayaat 925-373-5786 or skaya@larpd.dst.ca.us.

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