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Three indicted for illegally producing copyrighted CD’s

San Jose – A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted three Northern California residents on allegations of illegally copying and selling thousands of copyrighted music discs.

The three suspects – Ye Teng Wen, 29 and Hao He, 30, both of Union City, and Yaobin Zhai, 33, of Fremont – were accused of making counterfeit CDs after federal agents seized the molds for hundreds of pirated titles.

“These individuals are charged with affixing counterfeit labels on CDs to create the appearance of legitimacy, including the FBI anti-piracy warning that states ‘Unauthorized copying is punishable under federal law,'” U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan said.

The three face years in prison if convicted and are scheduled to make an initial appearance in federal court Oct. 27 in San Jose. They were released on bond.

Shoe crazy shopping spree

Gilroy – Four lucky customers will win a two-minute shopping spree at Famous Footwear’s new Gilroy location in the Pacheco Pass center, 950 Renz Lane. On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, drawings will take place at 1 and 3pm. Customers must be present to win and each shopping spree will take place immediately following the drawing.

Free refreshments will be available during the event. For each pair won, $5 will be donated to the local March of Dimes chapter.

Hairstylists pass with flying colors

Morgan Hill – Cherisse White, Artistic Director and Owner of Cherisse’s Hair Salon & Day Spa, has been awarded certification as a National Premier Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems, while Gretchen Threadgill, a Hair Stylist at Cherisse’s, received certification as a National Educator.

Having passed Paul Mitchell’s rigorous Color Educator Programs, the advanced certifications allow White and Threadgill to teach hair color classes and techniques to stylists across the country, and address challenging hair color issues for both patrons and stylists. White, who has been affiliated with John Paul Mitchell Systems for over eighteen years, opened her Paul Mitchell Signature Salon in Morgan Hill in September of 2003.

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