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Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers

Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers


MEGAN V. WINSLOW/Town Crier
The escalator at the Safeway on First Street poses a safety hazard, some customers allege.

A Safeway shopper who accidentally placed his cart last month on the customer escalator instead of the shopping cart track next to...

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Schools

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week


Above Photo by Traci Newell/Town Crier;
Author Jack Andraka shares his story with fellow high school seniors during Los Altos High School’s Writers Week last week.

Los Altos High School students learned firsthand last week how professionals ...

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Community

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Charles Viajar, student and U.S. Navy veteran, brings his four-legged companion Bruno to the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College. Bruno, a 2-year-old Imperial Shih Tzu, is trained to assist Viajar with...

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Sports

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Daisha Abdelkader goes on a fast break in the CCS Division II final. The senior point guard scored eight points in the Lancers’ NorCal semifinal loss to Dublin last week.

Senior Daisha Abdel...

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Comment

We'll buy it; what is it? Editorial

Would you buy a device on the condition that you are kept in the dark about how it works? Would you feel good about purchasing such a device when the contract even calls for nondisclosure of the nondisclosure form that keeps the device top secret?

T...

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Special Sections

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Sara Weber and Victor Martina’s Los Altos Hills home features brick from a 100-year-old building in San Jose artistically combined with stucco to evoke a centuries-old feel. The lanai in the backyard adds a touch o...

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Business

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Vintage Bath, the downtown Los Altos showroom, is under new leadership. Taking over are, from left, co-owners Jerry Rudick and Deena Castello and marketing and visual director Alissa McDonald.

Deena Castello – the new cu...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

1944-2014

Beverley McChesney passed away at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA on Sunday, Nov. 16. She had been fighting cancer for about 23 years until it went into her lungs.

She is survived by her husband David, of Cloverdale; her sisters...

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Travel

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience


Eren Göknar/ Town Crier
Cavallo Point Lodge comprises former U.S. Army buildings, like the Mission Blue Chapel, repurposed for guests seeking a luxurious getaway.

It used to be a place where batteries of soldiers lived, with officers’ quarter...

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Stepping Out

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill


Courtesy of Cal Pops
The Cal Pops trumpet section includes Dean Boysen, from left, Bob Runnels and Noel Weidkamp.

The California Pops Orchestra is scheduled to perform “Swing Time!” – a musical tour of Big Band hits from the 1930...

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Spiritual Life

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling



Kirk Perry, Google Inc. president of brand solutions, discusses his faith at the March 13 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast. Alicia Castro/Town Crier

When God calls, you have to listen to reap the benefits.

That was the moral of the story for t...

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Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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Public Notices December 4, 2013

CITY OF LOS ALTOS
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Design Review Commission of the City of Los Altos will hold a public hearing to consider the following application:

1.13-V-16 – M. Kornei – 789 Manor Way
Variance to allow basement projections beyond the footprint of the main structure.  Project Planner:  Kornfield


The Design Review Commission public hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Community Chambers at City Hall, One North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California.

Plans and detailed information are available for review at the Community Development Department in City Hall at One North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA  94022.  Questions can be answered by calling the Community Development Department at (650) 947-2750.

Yvonne Dupont, Executive Assistant
(12-4-13)
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1383720-31 APN: 154-16-004 TRA: 005000 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4500 REF: Davis, Dorothy Verna IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 12, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 10, 2014, at 10:00am, Cal-western Reconveyance Llc, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 02, 2003, as Inst. No. 17155975 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Santa Clara County, State of California, executed by Dorothy Verna Davis, An Unmarried Woman, 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 entrance to the Superior courthouse, 190 North Market Street San Jose, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1930 Mt Vernon Ct #4 Mountain View  CA  94040  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: $131,298.63. 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 (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.dlppllc.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1383720-31.  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:(619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance LLC, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004  Dated: November 18, 2013. (DLPP-434787 12/04/13, 12/11/13, 12/18/13)
(12-4,11,18-13)
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JD CRUISE TRAVEL/HOFFMANN ASSOCIATES/DRH CONSULTING
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585512
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: JD Cruise Travel/Hoffmann Associates/DRH Consulting, 333 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: married couple
Judy A. Hoffmann, 333 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024.
David R. Hoffmann, 333 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 12/31/2002
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/27/2013.
(12-4,11,18,25-13)
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girlSPARC
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584852
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: girlSPARC, 915 Maywood Court, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a general partnership
Anita Mathew, 915 Maywood Ct, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Tracy Stone, 1030 Varsity Ct, Mountain View, CA 94040.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: Sept 2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/12/2013.
(12-4,11,18,25-13)
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MY MUSEUM STYLE
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585111
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: My Museum Style, 852 Jordan Ave. Apt. G, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Arlene Gutowski, 852 Jordan Ave. Apt. G, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/19/2013.
(12-4,11,18,25-13)
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FURROWED FIELDS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585061
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Furrowed Fields, 1488 Arbor Ave., Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a limited liability company
CORQ LLC, 1488 Arbor Ave., Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/18/2013.
(11-27,12-4,11,18-13)
260-T

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
HERBERT S. AINSWORTH
1-13-PR-173542
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of HERBERT S. AINSWORTH

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by PATRICIA A. AINSWORTH, in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.
      THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PATRICIA A. AINSWORTH, be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.      

       A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: December 23, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept. 12 located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.
      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 (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:
Marcus Godfrey and James Efting
Jackson and Efting
438 South Murphy Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 732-3114
(11-20,27,12-4-13)
254-T

L&S BAREFOOT PARTNERSHIP
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584740
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: L&S Barefoot Partnership, 22613 Woodridge Ct, Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a general partnership
Lewis S. Sapudar Jr, 22613 Woodridge Ct, Cupertino, CA 95014.
Sherry Sapudar, 22613 Woodridge Ct, Cupertino, CA 95014.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 11-7-13
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/07/2013.
(11-20,27,12-4,11-13)
255-T

ENERGIA MARKETING
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584388
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Energia Marketing, 10617 Ainsworth Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Kathryn Heilmann, 10617 Ainsworth Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/01/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 10/29/2013.
(11-20,27,12-4,11-13)
256-T

WANCUBE INC
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584753
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Wancube Inc, 233 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite B, Los Gatos, CA 95030, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a corporation
Wancube Inc, 2352 Oak Flat Rd, San Jose, CA 95131.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/08/2013.
(11-20,27,12-4,11-13)
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TWIGG
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584678
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Twigg, 14245 Lora Drive, Apt #7, Los Gatos, CA 95032, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Laura Stern, 14245 Lora Drive, #7, Los Gatos, CA 95032.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/04/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/06/2013.
(11-20,27,12-4,11-13)
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STUDIO O
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584105
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Studio O, 14510 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Orang Kamkar, 407 Cliff Dr, Aptos, CA 95003.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 09/16/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 10/22/2013.
(11-20,27,12-4,11-13)
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DESERT GOAT DESIGNS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584451
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Desert Goat Designs, 25010 La Loma Dr, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a general partnership
Yael Baharav, 25010 La Loma Dr, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.
Ofir Baharav, 25010 La Loma Dr, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 07/01/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 10/31/2013.
(11-13,20,27,12-4-13)
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ORGANIZING SOLUTIONS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584534
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Organizing Solutions, 4335 El Camino, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Julie Macey, 184 Merritt Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/17/13
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/01/2013.
(11-13,20,27,12-4-13)
249-T

VISITING ANGELS OF SILICON VALLEY
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584513
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Visiting Angels of Silicon Valley, 922 West Fremont, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a corporation
Wheaton Group Inc., 922 West Fremont, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 08/27/2003
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/01/2013.
(11-13,20,27,12-4-13)
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SEARSVOICES
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584790
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: SearsVoices, 351 Richelieu Court, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a married couple
Michael Sears, 351 Richelieu Court, Los Altos, CA  94022.
Julie Sears, 351 Richelieu Court, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/10/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/8/2013.
(11-13,20,27,12-4-13)
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