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VOLUME XLIV, NUMBER 3 Circulation: 48,365 Serving Livermore, Pleasanton and Sunol THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007 Livermore School Employees to Get a 7% Raise Teacher’s Union Is Still Negotiating Work Day Issue By Patricia Koning not go into effect until it is ratified by ing neighboring districts.” as they should have.” The District and LEA are still in ne- Teachers and other staff of the Liver- both the LEA membership and the Liv- Teachers have not received a raise Pickering-Walters cannot discuss the gotiations over the teacher workday. more Valley Joint Unified School Dis- ermore School Board. since the 2005/06 school year, when they specifics of the special education addi- Some of the issues surrounding the work- trict should be seeing a boost in their The District has not yet reached an received a 4% raise. Prior to that they tion to the contract until it is ratified by day are the number of mandatory meet- paychecks soon. The District has agreement with the California School had gone four years without a raise, Union members and the School District. ings, prep time, instructional minutes, reached agreements with the Service Employees Association (CSEA). mostly due to the District’s financial cri- He does note that the contract, if rati- and time for training. Employees International Union (SEIU) “The 7% salary increase (tentatively sis. fied, will address some specific needs of “Our members want and need defined and Livermore Management Associa- agreed to) will allow us to maintain the The tentative agreement between the special education teachers, and, more and predictable expectations for their tion (LMA) for a 7% salary increase, ret- distance between our salary schedule District and LEA covers several other importantly, provide the Union a place work day,” said Pickering-Walters. “A roactive to Sept. 2006. and neighboring districts,” said Keith issues, including special education. to continue the discussion about spe- big issue is time for training on new pro- The District has reached a tentative Pickering-Walters, President of the Liv- “This is monumental,” said cial education. grams and curriculum.” agreement with the Livermore Educa- ermore Education Association (LEA), Pickering-Walters. “In the 50 years since The tentative agreement also ad- He explains that teachers often are tion Association (LEA), the teachers’ the teacher’s union. “It does not, how- LEA was founded our contract has never dresses transfers and reassignments of not given any training for new programs Union, for the salary increase along with ever, allow us to close the gap between dealt with special education. Those teachers, making the wording more spe- or curriculum, but are expected to use several other items. The agreement will our salary schedule and the higher pay- teachers have not been included as much cific and easier to understand. (See UNIONS, page 4) Livermore Trader Joe’s To Open In Pleasanton School First Half Of 2007 Trader Joe’s is expecting to Trustee Hopefuls Tell open its Livermore store in the first half of this year, according to corporation spokesperson About Themselves Alison Mochizuki. By Ron McNicoll rapport (with the board) is based The store will be at sited 1122 Seven applicants joined two on advocacy for children,” said East Stanley Blvd., the location earlier ones to bring the field to Buck. She has three children in of a former K-Mart store, between nine in the Pleasanton school Pleasanton public schools. Murrieta Boulevard and P Street. board’s search for a trustee to re- “My professional life is based The facility will be typical of place Steve Pulido, who will be- on helping children, and help- the chain’s average store size, in come a judge Feb. 2. ing the kids in the district,” Buck the range of 10,000 to 15,000 The new candidates are Jill said, giving the reason she ap- square feet, said Mochizuki. Buck, Robert Gehl, Marti plied for the vacancy. That ori- Part of the site is occupied by Scalise, Joseph Russo, Stephen entation and her knowledge a furniture store. The size of the Page, Shirley Herrera, and Corine about how the district operates, furniture will shrink to accom- Fanene. Earliest to bring their and about budgets, as well as her modate the new store, according applications to the district were involvement on the student Chris Grant and Jennifer Carolan, achievement committee qualify to previous information. as reported last week in The In- Trader Joe’s has a store in her, she said. Buck also empha- dependent. Deadline for appli- sized fiscal responsibility, which Pleasanton. Rumors of a Liver- Photo - Doug Jorgensen cations was Jan. 12. she said is “a key component of more opening circulated for sev- The sun peeked through the clouds to light up the vineyards below. Buck, a former military of- a good school board member.” eral years. Many Livermore resi- ficer, was founder of the Go Green Gehl is a financial advisor dents, who traded at the Pleasan- Initiative in 2002. It works to with UBC Financial Services. He ton store, called the Independent whenever a new round of rumors circulated about a property ac- Haggerty Asks For Time to raise consciousness about recy- cling in schools. From a small beginning in the Pleasanton dis- is father of a high school student in the district and has another child in college. quisition somewhere in Liver- more that might have accommo- dated Trader Joe’s. Resolve Cemetery Issue trict, the non-profit group has grown to membership in 29 states, Britain, and Cameroon. Gehl explained why he ap- plied. “The schools have done a great job with my kids. I want to The company, which is pri- The Alameda County Board request, the board deferred to it. county staff interpretations of the She was the Republican repay that. I’ve been a business- vately held, has 250 stores in of Supervisors appeared to be The questions concern wording have been overly favor- party’s candidate in the 18th As- man for 30 years. I’m a fiscally more than 20 states. It began in moving to vote on the proposed whether the project could count sembly District in November. conservative person. I think I do able to the applicant and could She finished with 33 percent of the Los Angeles area in 1958 as North Livermore cemetery last on a reliable water supply (the open the door to further non-ag- a good job on business decisions, Pronto Markets. The name was the vote in a predominantly and the cost associated with it. I Thursday, but Scott Haggerty in- water would come from wells) ricultural development, under- Democratic district, losing to changed in 1967. The stores are tervened to get the decision de- and whether the cemetery would would bring a strong business mining Measure D’s agricultural Mary Hayashi. background to the board,” he known for their imports of food layed. be compatible with the agricul- goals. Buck was endorsed by all five and beverages from around the said. Supervisor Nate Miley said he tural renewal set forth in the The board’s discussion of the members of the Pleasanton Scalise works part-time in world, and for bringing in new was prepared to vote down the Alameda County Measure D Ini- independent analysis desired by school board. Buck said the en- marketing and sales of commer- lines of food frequently. Like cemetery. Before the other super- tiative. Haggerty has been tentatively dorsements came because of her cial products in a family busi- many businesses, the firm says visors could speak, Haggerty re- The foes of the cemetery con- scheduled for March 8, but it’s involvement in the district. “I ness. She has two children, both that it endeavors to keep prices quested independent analysis of tend that under the wording of likely the study will take longer. started the Pleasanton PTA coun- in Pleasanton schools. as low as possible. One boast on the water and Measure D ques- Measure D, a cemetery is not a The cemetery would occupy cil. I interfaced with the board “I’ve beenHOPEFULS, page as their web site is that their CEO (See really involved, 4) tions. As is routinely done when permitted use in North Liver- 40 acres in the heart of the North then, and also when I was Wal- doesn’t even have a secretary. a supervisor makes that kind of more. They are concerned that nut Grove PTA president. My (See CEMETERY, page 4) Foothill Band The County Agrees To Settlement On Marches Home Altamont Bird Deaths Suit; CBD Unhappy With National Alameda County Supervisors and CARE, another environmen- tive director of the Golden Gate Championship signed off on a court settlement tal group. Audubon Society, agreed with The Foothill High School that they said will help reduce the Supervisor Gail Steele cast the supervisors that the settlement marching band has won its first number of birds killed at dissenting vote. toughens the requirements. “We national championship in its 32 windpower facilities in the Alta- The suit aimed to force the are really happy with this. This years of amassing 3500 first- mont. The vote was 4-1 last county to take a tougher stance settlement agreement amends the place and sweepstakes awards. Thursday. The county was a de- on reducing bird deaths. County permit. It forces the industry to The band won the national fendant in the suit, along with officials said the settlement will commit to 50 percent reduction in bird kills in three years. It is championship for parade bands several windpower firms. Plain- accomplish that. at the Fiesta Bowl Jan. 8 in Phoe- tiffs were the Audubon Society Elizabeth Murdock, execu- (See ALTAMONT, page 4) nix in a parade witnessed by an estimated 400,000 people. Soccer Complex Feasible at Robertson Park The Foothill band competed against approximately 20 bands, The cost to construct a soccer surface, add lights to another area. Rather, the site, which is said Bob Moorefield, who has complex at Robertson Park is es- field, pave the parking area, adjacent to the arroyo, should be been the band’s director during timated at $5.2 million, accord- build a separate synthetic field kept in natural grass. “While the its entire history. The band fin- ing to consultant Sherry Temple with a goalkeeper training area, synthetic turf would have ben- ished sixth in the field competi- of Beals Alliance. and construct a permanent snack efits for the soccer program, it tion category in the Fiesta Bowl The Livermore Youth Soccer shack. The LARPD board ap- would have a large impact on the performances held at Cardinal League had presented the idea proved a study to check the fea- ecology of the area,” she stated. (See BAND, page 10) of building a year-round soccer sibility. The two synthetic fields would facility for league and tourna- Temple summarized the re- cost $1.5 million to build, light- ment play, as well as for player training. They brought the idea sults of the study, including es- timated costs, for the board at its ing $120,000, paving the park- ing area $600,000, building the Group Files to the Livermore Area Recre- ation and Park District (LARPD) board last year. The league’s pro- meeting last week. She said that all but one of the changes would work. Temple recommended not new field $1 million, the snack shack $800,000. Temple told the board the soc- Protest Over posal is to convert two soccer fields to an all weather artificial constructing the synthetic field with the goalkeeper training cer league is looking at using its (See PROJECTS, page 3) Bid Rejection A team of organizations seek- ing to transform the Lawrence Golf Course Redesign Needed to Make Way for Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) into an environmental Road As Part of El Charro Road Specific Plan research facility, on Tuesday, Photo - Doug Jorgensen filed a formal protest with the Livermore’s Las Positas Golf port for the entire El Charro Spe- development would include 11 Course would have to be rede- cific Plan. retail building with a floor area Pieces of the 500-seat performing arts theater are put in place U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) signed to make room for roads The specific plan area is of approximately 450,000 by workmen. The theater is scheduled to open this fall in for denying its management pro- connecting to Prime Outlets Liv- roughly bounded by I-580 on the square feet. At one story in downtown Livermore. posal. The fourteen-page docu- ermore Valley. Approximately north, El Charro Road to the west, height, the buildings are de- ment claims “improper and bi- 150 national and international mining quarries and undevel- signed to be in compliance with ased handling” of the group’s bid. brand tenants such as Saks Fifth oped quarry land to the south and the Scenic Corridor ordinance. Livermore Lab GREEN, LLC Avenue and Nieman Marcus would occupy the outlet facility. the Livermore Municipal Golf Course to the east. An east-west road would con- nect State Route 84 (Isabel Park- Tauscher to Chair Strategic charges that DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration There would also be a food court. Redesign of the golf course is The project includes the com- mercial retail outlet development way) and El Charro Road. El Charro Road would be widened Forces Subcommittee (NNSA) acted improperly in re- jecting the bid on grounds that they were “factually incorrect, just one of the impacts detailed on about 42 acres next to El to five lanes from the proposed in the environmental impact re- Charro Road. The Prime Outlets (See EL CHARRO, page 4) House Armed Services Com- Tauscher is the only member unsubstantiated, biased and mittee Chairman Ike Skelton (D- of Congress with two national prejudicial, contrary to regula- Mo.) announced that Rep. Ellen nuclear laboratories in her dis- tions and/or easily corrected.” Morticians’ Suit Against Livermore Schools Is in Court Tauscher will Chair the Subcom- trict. This appointment now The bidders seek legal relief in The former owners of a Liver- for 13 years. Located next to Liv- Bill Driscoll, attorney for the mittee on Strategic Forces in the gives her lead responsibility for the form of “reinstatement” as an more mortuary, which was ob- ermore High School, the property Wilsons, said that the couple is 110th Congress. Tauscher be- the oversight of the Department active competitor for the LLNL tained by the Livermore school is slated for campus expansion. seeking the full value of the busi- comes only the third woman in of Energy complex nationwide. contract. The protest also re- district through eminent domain, The mortuary was founded in ness they were required to vacate history to Chair an Armed Ser- “I have worked in concert with quests a suspension of the are suing the district, claiming the 1970s by former Livermore when the district took over the vices Subcommittee. Tauscher our national labs since I came to NNSA’s procurement process un- the property was worth more than councilman Bob Pritchard, and property earlier this month. The is also the first California Demo- Congress, particularly to ensure til the group is put back on equi- was paid. had a subsequent owner, before negotiated sale price, under emi- crat to be elevated to a Subcom- we have a safe and reliable table footing with other bidders. The plaintiffs are Kim and the Wilsons bought it. The case nent domain proceedings, was mittee Chairmanship since cur- nuclear deterrent without live The protest was filed under pro- Judy Wilson, who owned the was filed in superior court in $1.8 million. The district added rent Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums testing, and I look forward to visions of Federal Acquisition former mortuary on East Avenue Pleasanton. (See LAWSUIT, page 4) left Congress in 1992. (See TAUSCHER, page 4) (See REJECTION, page 3) PAGE 2 - The Independent, JANUARY 18, 2007 East Avenue Wins Big at the MathCounts Competition By Patricia Koning have always won a prize. LVCS East Avenue Middle School student Wali Kamal took home had nearly a clean sweep of the tenth in the 7 th/8 th individual top awards at the citywide Liv- competition, Carina Salcedo won ermore MathCounts competition fourth place in the 6th individual held last Saturday. Eighth grader competition, and the 6th grade Cynthia Jing was the individual team finished third. ALISAL BECOMES PLEASANTON winner in the 7th/8th grade cat- egory. Sixth grader Andrea The top three individual win- When Mission San Jose was secularized by Mexico in 1836, very ners in the 7th/8th grade level re- Pickett won the 6th grade indi- ceived trophies and the fourth few Indians returned to their native settlements. For the most part, vidual competition. East Av- despite the promises of the church, they received no land. They through tenth place winners re- enue’s teams picked up first in dispersed into nearby areas, working on ranches as laborers or as the 6th grade team competition ceived medals. All individual servants. and third in the 7th/8th team com- winners received gift certificates In the early 1860s, however, many Indians were displaced by two petition. to CooleyKatz Toys. Team win- occurrences. A severe drought affected cattle raising efforts and less- “I’m really happy and sort of ners received puzzles and fold- ened the need for labor. At the same time, law suits over ownership of surprised,” said Jing, who placed ers. the early Hispanic ranchos were settled in court. Most owners, even third last year. She won by cor- Beyond the material prizes, those who won their cases, had to sell their land to pay the lawyers. rectly answering the question: if the winners gained a sense of ac- Mayor Marshall Kamena (right) presents the trophy to Cynthia The Bernal family was an exception—they survived the drawn- 1/2 of 1/7 of T = 1/3 of 1/5 of 90, complishment and recognition out legal process with the U.S. Land Commission after California Jing, 7th/8th grade individual winner. what is T? (Answer: 84) for their skills, something that is became a part of the United States. The family received the patent to Nearly 100 middle school stu- often overlooked for athletics. their Rancho El Valle de San José in 1865. Agustín Bernal owned tin Rayford, Andrew Cable, Moriah Gaines); Third place: dents from East Avenue, Junc- MathCounts provides academic Jonathan Blaser); Third place: LVCS, (Sarah Joh, Carina the southern part of the rancho below today’s Pleasanton. He al- tion, Mendenhall, Our Savior’s benefits as well; a survey of stu- lowed Indians to have a rancheria, a small settlement, below what is East, (Jing Gong, Amity Gregg, Salcedo, Emily Kalantar, Cynthia Lutheran, and the Livermore dents at Mendenhall showed that Cynthia Jing, Nicole Pham). now the Castlewood Country Club on the Arroyo de la Laguna, Valley Charter School (LVCS) Hanson). perhaps at an old Pelnen (Ohlone) site on his property. They worked MathCounts participants im- Winners of the 6th grade team For more information participated in the competition. proved their standardized as ranch hands, hop-pickers, laborers and servants. Mendenhall continued its depth competition: First place, East: MathCounts, visit http:// The rancheria was called Alisal, meaning “The Alders.” These achievement scores by 10 points. (Mary Ann Gong, Deena Malaeb, education.llnl.gov/mathcounts/ in MathCounts, taking five of In a survey of past state competi- trees grew abundantly along the Arroyo de la Laguna. In 1872 the the top ten spots in the 7th/8th Andrea Pickett, Cedric for Livermore programs and Alisal community participated in the Ghost Dance, sending leaders tors, nearly 80 percent of alumni Tomaschke); Second place: http://www.mathcounts.org/ for grade individual competition, report a combined SAT score of to the Sierra foothills to spread the religion, but the movement was second place in the 6th individual Mendenhall: (Jeremy Martin, the national MathCounts orga- short-lived. 1400 or above. Gilly Bishop, Kathryn Jackson, nization. competition, first place in the 7th/ The Indians who lived at Alisal were from many different tribes Each of the five participating 8th team competition, and second and spoke a variety of languages. Most of them were of mixed Indian schools now will select a four- in the 6th team competition. heritage. A number of Alisal residents were interviewed by scholars student team and up to four ad- Junction students also per- from local universities. One of them, Jose Guzman, was typical with ditional students to participate his ancestry that included Yokuts, Patwin, Coast, Bay, and Plains formed well. In the 7th/8th indi- in the 21-school Diablo Chapter Miwok. vidual competition, Travis competition in February. Winners When Central Pacific laid tracks through the area in 1869, a train Hudsen took fourth and Austin there move on to a northern Cali- stop called Verona was built near Alisal. By the 1870 census, eighty- Rayford took seventh; Peter fornia competition in March. five native people had found refuge in the community. When the Cable earned fifth place in the California’s top four indi- Hearst family bought property from Agustín Bernal that included 6th individual competition; and viduals and top coach will repre- Alisal, they allowed the Indians to live there undisturbed, but gradu- the 7 th /8 th team won second sent the state in the MathCounts ally the people of the rancheria had died or drifted away by 1914. place. National Competition in May in Their last recognized chief, Jose Antonio, had died in 1900. MathCounts is run as an ex- Arlington, VA. Top prizes there Meanwhile, farther to the north another settlement was growing. tracurricular middle school pro- At first, it too was included in the designation “Alisal.” Agustín include nearly $40,000 in schol- gram at the individual school Bernal and his second wife, María Juana Higuera, moved from Santa arships. sites. Employees from Lawrence Clara County, beginning construction on his adobe on Foothill The complete list of winners Livermore National Laboratory Road, then a winding dirt byway, about 1848. Agustín’s brother, follows. (LLNL) and Sandia National Juan Pablo Bernal, and his wife, Rafaela Feliz, moved north around Winners of the 7th and 8th Laboratories, teachers, and par- 1852, building their adobe about where Amador Valley High School grade individual competition: 1: ents volunteer as coaches. stands today. Agustín and Juan Pablo were quiet, reserved men re- Cynthia Jing (East); 2: Erika Livermore School Board spected in the San Jose community. They decided to locate on their Carlson (Mendenhall); 3: President and retired LLNL rancho property to protect their interests while their case determin- Amanda McNary (Mendenhall); physicist Bill Dunlop has been ing land ownership was in the court system. 4: Travis Hudsen (Junction); 5: coaching MathCounts at Other people moved to this new Alisal area. It soon became a Girish Kowligi (East); 6: Rachel small town. Immigrant John W. Kottinger, an Austrian school teacher, Christensen Middle School for Gaines (Mendenhall); 7: Austin married Juan Pablo’s oldest daughter María Refugia in 1850. Sev- the past two years. Christensen Rayford (Junction); 8: Andrew eral years later, they moved to an adobe on the south bank of the did not participate in Saturday’s Rymer (Mendenhall); 9: Ben Arroyo del Valle on land given to his wife as a dowry. competition, but Dunlop hopes Perry (Mendenhall); 10: Wali Kottinger and Juan Pablo Bernal worked together, driving many his team will be ready in 2008. Kamal (LVCS). head of cattle to the mines, where they were exchanged for gold. “This is a wonderful pro- Winners of the 6th grade indi- Kottinger was appointed Justice of the Peace and sometimes used gram,” he said. “Programs like vidual competition: 1: Andrea part of his adobe barn for a jail. Although the Kottinger home built in this challenge the really great Pickett (East); 2: Jeff Katen 1865 is gone, the 1852 barn is still here at 200 Ray Street, the oldest students in our District.” (Mendenhall); 3, Cedric building in downtown Pleasanton. Newly elected Livermore Kottinger surveyed and filed a subdivision map for some of his Tomaschke (East); 4: Carina trustee Kate Runyon was also on land in 1869. His plats ranged from the Arroyo del Valle to Division Salcedo (LVCS); 5: Peter Cable hand for the event, along with Street to the railroad tracks. At that time the town post office was on (Junction). Kelly Bowers and Amy Robbins Kottinger’s property. He decided to name the growing town after the Winners of the 7th and 8th from the Livermore School Dis- Union Army Cavalry General Alfred Pleasonton. Some clerk erred, grade team competition: First trict, and Dick Farnsworth, and the name became Pleasanton. place: Mendenhall (Amanda LLNL’s Science & Technology At almost the same time, on the south side of Division Street, Education Program manager. McNary, Rachel Gaines, Erika Joshua Ayres Neal platted a portion of his property and gave land for Carlson, Ben Perry); Second Livermore Mayor Marshall a train depot. Neal was from New Hampshire. He had worked as Kamena handed out the awards. place: Junction (Ian McNair, Aus- foreman on Robert Livermore’s rancho from 1850 until Livermore’s “It’s wonderful to see how death in 1858. Neal married María Angela Bernal, daughter of Agustín, in 1862. smart you all are, but tough to Angela received 530 acres as her dowry. Neal named several of the see how much I don’t know any- streets in his plat for members of his family: Angela Street for his more,” he said. “Math does wife, Abbie Street for his mother Abigail, and Neal Street for the count. When I was in the fifth family. He sold the land at Neal and Second Street to the Presbyte- grade my dad told me that math rian Church for $250. He donated property at what is now First and is the queen of all sciences. And Bernal for a school. The family home built in 1863 still stands at 431 it’s true; math is in everything Neal Street. Neal’s portion of the town was laid out between Divi- you do.” sion, Main, Minnie (now Bernal), and Third Streets. This was the first year that The town of Pleasanton was incorporated in 1894; by 1902 its LVCS participated. Kamena population was 1,500. Today, the population is more than 67,000. quipped that every year they (Readers can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.) have entered this contest they Pleasanton Police Employee Leaves after 33 Years After 33 years of service, An- are no injuries they often the re- Mayor Ben Tarver recognizing gela (Angie) Calija is retiring port and direct traffic. In the ma- her for her work with senior citi- from the Pleasanton Police De- jority of incidents they serve as zens, and scores of letters from partment on her 55th birthday. the department’s crime scene in- preschools, Cub Scouts and Angie, born and raised in vestigators. Brownies. In all, 84 commenda- Pleasanton, graduated from Angie will be remembered as tions and thank you letters adorn Amador Valley High School in the face of the police department her file. Chief Neal commented, 1970. She began her career with as it pertains to crime prevention. “That is certainly the most thank the police department in July of Chief Neal states, “I can safely you letters I have ever seen in a 1973 as a switchboard operator, say that Angie has been in more police employee’s personnel file. using the old cord style device homes than anyone else in this She is one incredible profes- that can now be found in the city’s community.” She served for five sional, and one kind and caring Museum on Main. At one time, hears as the Crime Prevention human being.” the police department was lo- Officer. During that time she pro- cated in the museum, moving to vided residents advice on secur- the Bernal Avenue facility in ing their homes and in teaching 1983. children how to be cautious with Angie has been a meter maid, strangers. office assistant, police assistant, In 1977 she was named parking control officer and in- California’s Crime Prevention terim dispatcher. Since 1988 she Officer of the Year, a statewide has served as Community Ser- honor bestowed by the Califor- vices Officer (CSO). nia Crime Prevention Officers Police Chief Tim Neal de- Association. scribes CSOs as among the hard- During her 33 years of service, est working members of the de- Angie has received letters that partment. They take the vast ma- includes one thanking her for jority of police reports. They re- raising money for Muscular Dys- spond to all accidents. If there trophy, a commendation from The Independent, JANUARY 18, 2007 - PAGE 3 VALLEY ROUNDUP PROJECTS (continued from page one) funds to help with the costs. The steps, such as talks with regula- complete necessary changes is Pleasanton Explosions back to the school district. The company, complex could be shared with tory agencies. $5 million. “That more than the Two explosions were heard about two min- Honeywell, will own the panels. The district will other sports. The complex would The league has told the dis- district can afford,” he said. utes apart in a residential area of North Pleasan- pay a reduced rate for the electricity. The project reduce the pressure for field time trict that it has $300,000 it could The costs for the two acre par- ton on January 13. Two other similar explosions is anticipated to save the district $2.5 million in elsewhere, and businesses would contribute to the project, and has cel on Pacific Avenue will be pro- have occurred in residential areas of Pleasanton electricity costs over the length of the 20-year benefit from the revenues result- contacts from outside sources to vided at the next board meeting. in the recent past. contract. After the contract ends, the district can ing from tournament play. make additional contributions. The relocation of the Friend- Police found evidence of plastic liter bottles purchase the panels, which are estimated to have Director Scott Kamena com- The District has also been ap- ship Center from its current loca- used as containers to store a chemical reaction a 25-year life span. mented, “It would be neat to have proached by another potential tion at Sonoma School is neces- device. One witness told the police of seeing a Schools receiving solar panels are Foothill some kind of revenue benefit donor who might contribute ap- sary because the Livermore Val- young white male throw a bottle from a moving High School, all three middle schools and Hearst, analysis from having additional proximately $500,000 toward ley Charter School is expanding. vehicle on Olive Drive. The bottle then exploded Lydiksen and Walnut Grove elementary schools. games. What would the games do artificial turf or a field at The Charter School shares the in the street. Police found remnants of the other to the district’s bottom line?” Robertson Park in exchange for Sonoma site with the Friendship bottle on Desertwood Lane. Registrar of Voters Selected General Manager Tim Barry naming the field after a family Center and with its expansion One of the bottles still contained a chemical Dave Macdonald, Alameda County Director said that there are plans to meet member who was instrumental in now needs the entire site. substance. However, the liquid has not yet been of Information Technology, was selected to con- with the soccer league to deter- the local soccer arena. The Charter School, school identified. tinue in his dual role as Registrar of Voters on a mine what revenues the district FRIENDSHIP CENTER district (which owns the Sonoma The driver and passenger in the vehicle from permanent basis. might expect. The board also heard about site), and LARPD have worked which the bottles were thrown were described as The Board of Supervisors made the appoint- Impact on the arroyo, as well the cost of another high price out an agreement to extend the young white males between 17 and 20 years of ment last week. Macdonald has served as acting as the location of the new field item, relocation of the Friendship current Friendship Center lease age. They were seen in an older red Honda Civic registrar since May 2006, when he was appointed within the 100 year flood plain Center. The consultant report es- to June 30, 2008. The lease had (late 80s or early 90s) with a loud muffler. The to the job just one month before the June Pri- were of concern to Director David timates it would cost $3.5 mil- been set to expire on June 30, tail pipe is chrome. mary Election. Furst. He asked whether FEMA lion to renovate the Merritt 2007. Anyone with information about this crime is “Our decision to appoint Dave as Registrar of and Fish and Game would allow Building to make it usable to asked to contact the Pleasanton Police Depart- Voters reflects this board’s belief that he per- a synthetic field in a flood plain house the adult day care program. ment at 931-5100. formed exceptionally well in leading Alameda (this is the field the consultant General Manager Tim Barry County through both the June and November recommended leaving in natural suggested using a certificate of Annexation Delayed elections,” said Supervisor Keith Carsons. turf). participation to pay for the reno- The City of Livermore agreed to wait until at While conducting the June Primary, Temple responded, “Fish and vations. The debt service would least May to annex land opposite Wal-Mart Macdonald spearheaded the county’s effort to Game would not like to see one. be $390,000 a year for fifteen along Las Positas Rd. The property owners do evaluate and select a new paper ballot based elec- There would have to be a botani- years. Barry told the board it may not want to annex to the city. tion system. The new equipment did not come cal and environmental assess- be necessary to give up some The matter went to LAFCO last Thursday for into the county’s possession until late summer, ment completed and negotiations other project to pay the debt ser- a decision. However, prior to the meeting, the leaving Macdonald and his staff little time to conducted with Fish and Game. vice for the project. He suggested property owners and city representatives reached prepare the new system for use in the Nov. 7 Burrowing owls, salamanders a fund-raising campaign would an agreement to talk about plans for the land. General Election. and frogs do not do well in syn- have to be part of the planning. LAFCO granted the city a continuance. Macdonald also rolled out new outreach ini- thetic turf.” Other options considered by Reports indicate that Alameda County Su- tiatives, such as a mobile voting unit that al- Board President Dale Turner the district for the Friendship pervisor Scott Haggerty brought the two sides lowed voters to cast ballots at shopping malls, said, “It’s an aggressive project, Center are city owned land on together. Owners of the 45-acre area want to de- BART stations, and on AC Transit buses. The one that is suited to the City of Pacific Avenue, a former school velop their property and had applied to the team also opened new pathways of information Livermore with all the kids who site on Vasco Road, and a com- county to split the lots. The city council voted to voters, including voter registration and ab- play.” mercial location. to go ahead with a forced annexation to give the sentee voting information available for the first Barry said the next step would Barry told the board that staff city decision making control over the land. The time at the county’s website. be to meet with the league to set does not believe a commercial city felt that much of the land was too steep to a time frame to try to put funding site is a feasible option. The cost develop. In addition, it is located within the city’s Wind Power together and complete other to purchase the school site and scenic corridor. Pacific Gas and Electric Company last week Discussions will be held over the next few began receiving renewable power from the months to try to come to some agreement on Buena Vista Energy, LLC Wind Project located how the land might be developed in a way that in the Altamont pass area of Contra Costa County. meets both the city’s and the landowners’ needs. PG&E’s second newly constructed renewable project to come on line under California’s Re- Solar Grants to Schools newable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program, Pacific Gas and Electric Company has Buena Vista will provide over 38 MW of wind awarded $200,000 in Bright Ideas grants to 39 power to California’s electricity customers. schools in northern and central California for The utility currently supplies more than 13% their innovative solar science projects in 2006, of its energy from renewable resources that including two schools in Livermore. qualify under California’s RPS Program. In ad- The schools are Arroyo Seco Elementary and dition, more than 50% of the electricity that Christensen Middle School PG&E delivers to its customers comes from gen- The Bright Ideas program is part of PG&E’s erating resources that emit no carbon dioxide, Solar Schools education program, which the primary contributor to global warming. awarded $1.7 million throughout the year. PG&E’s Bright Ideas initiative provides grants Biking, Walking Projects of $2,500 and $5,000, primarly to underserved The Alameda County Transportation Im- schools, in PG&E’s service area for innovative provement Authority (ACTIA) and the Alameda solar science projects. The grants can be ap- County Congestion Management Agency plied to classroom, after school, and summer (ACCMA) received 28 proposals in response to projects that incorporate solar power science cur- their $7.7 million bicycle and pedestrian im- riculum. provement “Call for Projects.” PG&E works directly with the National En- Proposal reviews and scoring will be dis- ergy Education Development Project (NEED) to cussed by ACTIA’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Ad- administer the grants and curriculum training. visory Committee (Committee) during a public “PG&E’s Bright Ideas grants program is a one- meeting on January 25, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at of-a-kind opportunity for students in ACTIA headquarters, 426 17th Street, Suite 100, underserved schools to learn about the science Oakland, CA 94612. Media and the public are of solar power,” said Mary Spruill, NEED’s pro- encouraged to attend. gram director. “Working directly with teachers Funding priorities will be guided by two to develop original curriculum, the program fo- countywide plans fully adopted by ACTIA and cuses on core academic standards while training ACCMA this fall. These include the first ever future scientists, policy makers, and business “Countywide Strategic Pedestrian Plan” and an leaders about an exciting and important subject update to the “Countywide Bicycle Plan.” Both matter.” plans provide countywide priorities and tools to For more information about NEED, visit improve Alameda County’s bicycle and pedes- www.need.org. trian environment. A second round of review will take place dur- Solar Power in Pleasanton ing the Committee’s February meeting. Award Solar panels will be placed at seven schools announcements for the Measure B funds, made in Pleasanton. The company will sell the energy by ACTIA’s Board, are tentatively scheduled for March 2007. REJECTION (continued from page one) • Used grounds in rejecting the tive ideas and concepts would bid that could easily have been not be favorably received.” Regulations (FAR). corrected under the provisions of Under the Federal Acquisition The protest charges the FAR, for example by rejecting Regulations, NNSA is required to NNSA: the group’s proposal because it provide for inexpensive, proce- • Made factually-incorrect as- provided the managing entity’s durally simple and expeditious sertions in its grounds for reject- board of directors list but not the resolution of the Livermore Lab ing the bid, including the claim lists for other partners. GREEN, LLC protest. This pro- that information was missing The group also cited congres- cess can include alternative dis- from the bid package when it was sional disapproval of the NNSA’s pute resolution, third party re- there. Livermore Lab bidding process. view and use of other agency’s • Made unsubstantiated alle- The GREEN LLC’s protest in- personnel. gations in its basis for rejecting cludes Representative David the bid, including allegations Hobson’s letter late last year as that the bid would “inhibit NNSA Chairman of the House Energy from complying with the law” and Water Development Appro- even though the bid closely priations Subcommittee. Hobson aligned with congressional direc- wrote: “In mandating competi- tives to remove weapons-usable tion, it was the intent of Congress plutonium from Livermore Lab to attract the widest possible before 2014. group of interested bidders... The • Acted in a biased and preju- Department of Energy has re- dicial manner in its rejection of sisted moving in the direction of the bid by treating the Livermore fair and open competitive pro- Lab GREEN, LLC and its pro- cesses. Unfortunately, the Depart- posal differently than it treated ment has telegraphed to the con- competitors. tractor community that innova- PAGE 4 - The Independent, JANUARY 18, 2007 HOPEFULS EDITORIALS Water Is Only Secondary Issue (continued from page one) president of a school council for two years, and I like it,” she said. She is also an ambassador to Pleasanton Partners In Education dents to warm up more to it more. Fanene, who graduated from Foothill High School, said that she has a heart for teen-agers. a school board “just talk back and forth,” it might not be very pro- ductive. But if a systems analy- sis approach is taken, where one from the Independent seeking information. According to her district application form, she works as a school administrator (PPIE) from her child’s elemen- When the board vacancy came analyzes each component of an in Modesto, and does not have Scott Haggerty has indicated he may approve the tary school. Scalise said that as a along, she felt that if she did not issue or problem, takes it apart, children in the Pleasanton proposed North Livermore cemetery if it’s shown that parent involved in the schools, apply for it, she said she might then puts it into a whole, that schools. the project has water. This position troubles us. Though she would be able “to let the regret it. When the vacancy was person can come up with a good Herrera wrote that “as an ex- board know what is going on in announced, “people told me, this plan, said Page. perienced public school educa- water is an important factor in the cemetery issue, it is (job) looks like you,” said The other important thing on tor, I believe I can contribute to the schools. I have kids in two not the most important factor. That factor is the project’s different schools. I have experi- Fanene. She said that her experi- a school board is to help build the good work already going on” incompatibility with the agriculture goals of the Alameda ence as to how money is raised, ence in teaching various grade teamwork, said Page. He learned in the district. She added that her County Measure D Initiative. aside from the state funding. I levels has given her knowledge this on a high school basketball background as a bilingual, bicul- also know needs at the school about how each level works. team in Cupertino, where he was tural public school educator can In passing Measure D and later in rejecting by a 72% contribute much in the area of majority the Pardee development, the voters have man- sites. I want to make sure Pleas- “The board has been success- point guard and had to build anton has the best possible ful in what they’ve been doing. I teamwork there. school leadership, cultural diver- dated that North Livermore lands be preserved for agri- schools.” want to add to that. Part of my Herrera did not return calls sity and community spirit.” culture. Efforts aimed at accomplishing that goal are Russo works for Cisco Sys- background is alternative school underway, including a study to meet the water needs of the desired agriculture. tems in its new product develop- ment office. He said that he has contact with young people and teaching. This board doesn’t have someone active in that area, but it has programs. I can bring Valley’s Legislators Take We couldn’t help but notice that last week’s hearing on the cemetery brought out the spokesman for the Lin family (landowners who own much of North Liver- their careers through his work as a career day representative for Cisco. Russo’s two children are that to the table,” said Fanene. Page told the Independent that he is a former optometrist First Look at Budget more), Valerie Raymond and others — the usual sus- in Pleasanton schools. He has who switched from the health Local legislators are looking The governor also calls for been on the district’s audit com- care field to a career in the knowl- forward to working with Gov. repeal of teachers’ tax credits. pects pushing to urbanize North Livermore. They ob- Arnold Schwarzenegger on his The bill, written by Sen. Darrell mittee since 2005, and has been edge industry. He said that in the viously recognize the cemetery as a potential precedent invited to join the technology early 1990s, he proposed solu- new budget proposals. They’ve Steinberg when he was in the setting development that could pave the way for other committee this month. tions to improve the way indus- already identified some of the Assembly, intended to compen- development incompatible with the rural character of Russo said, “I to serve on the tries operate in order to eliminate things they like and don’t like, sate teachers for the materials the area. board to ensure continuation of duplication. He described the at least until the details of pro- they buy for their classes out of the outstanding supportive process as similar to what Gov. posals take shape in the form of their own pockets. Scott Haggerty is the new president of the Board of Arnold Schwazenegger is pro- legislation. On the governor’s proposal to board accomplishments in pro- Supervisors. His influence on the cemetery issue will viding educational service to the posing for the health care indus- Schwarzenegger scored defer $80 million worth of state be large. We call on Haggerty to protect the voter man- community.” He singled out his try. points with local legislators and parks maintenance, Houston said dated agriculture goal. best potential contribution, “I Page said that his current vo- virtually everyone in the Legis- he will fight against it. have a passion for all things re- cation motivates why he wants lature for boosting funding for Houston said he is pleased With its precedent setting potential, the proposed cem- Proposition 98, the voter-ap- that the governor is not propos- etery is a major threat to the renewal of North Liver- lated to math, science, technol- to be a board member. His com- ogy, arts and vocational instruc- ments also showed what he be- proved minimum funding re- ing any new taxes. “We still have more agriculture. Regardless of water and other sec- tion. I would make myself avail- lieves he can bring to the board. quirement for California’s a potential deficit for our bud- ondary factors, the cemetery must be rejected by able for activities in support of Page cited Thomas Friedman’s schools. get. We will have to keep an eye Haggerty and his board colleagues. these endeavors within district.” book, “The Earth Is Flat,” as an Assemblyman Guy Houston, on it,” he said. Fanene has been a teacher in example of changes that all in- the Republican whose 15th As- As much as the governor’s pro- the San Lorenzo school district stitutions face. In a nutshell, the sembly District includes Liver- posal on health care made a me- Shameless Performance for 13 years. She has been active there as a school site representa- way of the old top-down hierar- chical arrangement of a business more, said, “What’s interesting is that with declining enrollment dia splash, more important will be the lawsuit alleging that the “The staff report reads as if it were written by the tive for the California Teachers or other institution is fading. The statewide, it means more per-pu- state is not meeting standards on applicant,” said Dick Ryon at the hearing on the pro- Association. She has two chil- new paradigm has to do with a pil spending.” However, the housing its prisoners, because fa- posed North Livermore cemetery last Thursday. dren in Pleasanton schools. more lateral approach in net- governor does not have any cilities are used over capacity. Fanene said that she is a works, as exemplified by the money assigned to increasing the The Legislature had better solve Ryon, representing Friends of the Vineyards, was state school equalization for- the problems this year, or a judge referring to the fact that in every case involving a po- strong advocate of mentoring internet. That translates to the programs. She said she was asked world of schools, where parents mula. That’s of some concern to may wind up doing it by fiat. tential impediment to the cemetery, staff has found a by Foothill High School princi- can give real world input and Houston. “We might not be happy with the way to get around the barrier, in some cases stretching pal Kevin Johnson to write a pa- analysis, since the school world, The Livermore and San Ra- results,” said Houston. the rules outrageously, particularly those that forbid the per about how to improve the like the entire world, is a com- mon Valley school districts lag Assemblywoman Mary mentoring program in the district, munity of networks. behind other districts statewide Hayashi was not available by buildings the applicant proposes. in how much average daily at- phone for an interview. However, in order to get teachers and stu- If people on a city council or Adolf Martinelli, retired chief of the county planning tendance (ADA) money they get she said in a press release that department, has embarked on a new career in the pri- from the state. The Legislature she is “cautiously optimistic vate sector as a consultant. The cemetery applicant has hired him to manage the project. CEMETERY (continued from page one) and governor have been trying to eliminate that inequality about the proposed budget.” She likes the proposal to fully fund Livermore agricultural area, on stepped to the podium to insist among districts by increasing Prop. 98, to give more money for It appears that Adolf Martinelli is still running the the west side of North Livermore the money for the equalization fixing the state prison system, that North Livermore is abundant planning department, too. That department should be Avenue. Proposed are 105,000 with the needed water and that formula. They have done that for and to provide stable funding for providing independent analysis. Instead, it has aban- gravesites to meet demand for 50 the cemetery would meet a vital the past two years, but still are Proposition 32, the global warm- doned the public interest to serve a private interest. The years, a two-story mortuary, a public need. Heading the team short about $75 million to put ing bill. The budget is “a step in county staff’s performance on this issue has been shame- mausoleum and three homes for was Adolf Martinelli, retired Livermore and other districts the right direction,” said staff. Alameda County planning direc- like it on equal footing with ev- Hayashi. less. The county planning commis- tor, now working as a private con- eryone else. “This is a brand new Legisla- sion approved the project in a 5- sultant. Although that $75 million ture. I believe that if both sides 1 vote last month. Among the speakers against was not in Schwarzenegger’s work together, then much can be The applicant is Jack Smith, the project was Dick Ryon, budget, Houston said that it is accomplished,” Hayashi de- EL CHARRO (continued from page one) Hayward attorney and former mayor, who has been involved Friends of the Vineyards presi- dent. Ryon said his group op- early yet in the legislation pro- cess to give up on it. There is clared. State Sen. Don Perata, whose in previous development propos- poses the buildings, but not the still plenty of time to rally the district includes Livermore and Jack London/Airway Blvd. ex- compatibility with ongoing als for North Livermore, includ- troops in Livermore and San Ra- Dublin, said in a press release that quarry operations in the area, cemetery. He attacked the county tension. South of Jack London, ing the ill-fated Las Positas New staff report, which states that the mon to work on obtaining that the budget “is a good starting the road would be widened to changes in the visual aesthetics Town, voted down in a buildings qualify as “community increase, he said. In the first year point for discussion. We’ll take provide three northbound lanes of the area, impacts on biologi- countywide election in 1984. facilities” and are thus allowable of the equalization formula this proposal, turn it upside down across the front of the specific cal resources, and increases in Haggerty, supervisor from at this site. “The staff report reads boost, the money wasn’t in the and explore every element in our plan parcels. traffic contributing to cumula- Livermore and the board’s new as if it were written by the appli- early budget either, said Hous- long, methodical budget pro- Both the 18-hole and nine tive traffic in Livermore, Pleas- president, opened his remarks at cant,” exclaimed Ryon. ton. cess.” hole courses at Las Positas could anton and Dublin, particularly on last week’s hearing with an ex- Several opponents addressed be affected. The EIR declares that three holes in the 18-hole I-580. The only unresolved issue is pression of weariness about the seemingly endless land use the question of need, expressing doubt the cemetery would meet TAUSCHER (continued from page one) course and two on the nine-hole the east-west roadway extension struggles of North Livermore. “I a genuine public need. They and the redesign of the golf may not be buried in North Liv- warned that the cemetery, with continuing to focus on nonpro- their leadership and trust,” said course would be reconfigured to liferation in my new role. Some Tauscher. “This is a critical time accommodate the Jack London course, according to the EIR. The ermore, but North Livermore may its oppulent design, would be an kill me,” he said. exclusive place, unaffordable to of America’s best and brightest for our military, and we have to Road extension. EIR finds that the project would work at these labs and they be smart about how we navigate Two other parcels were con- contribute traffic to unacceptable County staff recommended most families. approval of the cemetery, pend- A spokesman for the project should have the opportunity and the new global environment. Our sidered for development in the freeway and ramp operations the funding to produce the best new Democratic majority is com- EIR. One, 36-acres owned by during peak hours. There are no ing identification by the appli- countered that. He said every ef- cant of a water source. The staff fort would be exerted to make the science coupled with the proper mitted to strengthening Children’s Hospital at the north- mitigations identified. security.” America’s Armed Services and Copies of the draft EIR are position was that if sufficient wa- cemetery affordable. eastern corner of the specific plan ter isn’t found, the county won’t The Subcommittee on Strate- improving the lives of the men area could includes life-style ser- available for review at all of the Agriculture and water were the issue grading permits, stopping main concerns of the opponents. gic Forces has jurisdiction over and women who serve. In this vices such as day or health spas, Livermore Library locations and the project at that point in the ballistic missile defense includ- new role I remain committed not at the Livermore Planning Divi- “The purpose of agricultural zon- sports center and hotels. A church process. ing is to promote agriculture and ing the National Missile Defense only to our defense as a whole, is another potential use. Cross- sion, 1052 So. Livermore Avenue. Haggerty argued that the wa- this project does none of that,” shield; the Department of but specifically to the men and winds Church has proposed The deadline for public com- ter question must be resolved stated Tom Reitter, speaking for Energy’s defense capabilities women of Travis Air Force Base building its new facility on an- ment is Feb. 26, 2007. before approval is granted. “You the Livermore City Council. and all nuclear weapons; space and the national nuclear labora- other site within the specific plan A public hearing is scheduled wouldn’t move forward on a ma- The foes asserted that if the programs; and intelligence tories, Livermore and Sandia.” area. at the Planning Commission jor project — a housing tract, for water the cemetery’s consultants policy and national programs Tauscher was also appointed The EIR points out known ar- meeting on Tues., Feb. 13 at 7:30 example — if you didn’t have believe is there does exist, it including the Defense Intelli- to the newly re-organized Over- eas of controversy, including p.m. in the city council chambers. your water source identified,” he should be used for the agricul- gence Agency. sight and Investigations stated. ture revival that Measure D calls “I am honored to assume this Committe, which will be the new role on the Armed Services Committee’s main investigative LAWSUIT (continued from page one) He also criticized the pro- posed design of the cemetery, calling it “Palm Springish” and for. Nancy Bankhead moved to North Livermore about a half Committee and thank Chairman Skelton and Speaker Pelosi for arm for Iraq and other Bush ad- ministration policies, as well as $300,000 for moving expenses Wilson vacate the mortuary, incompatible with the grasslands year ago to ranch. North Liver- the Air and Land Subcommittee. and business loss, bringing the amount to $2.1 million. which she did by Jan. 7. Now, with an eminent domain lawyer, and rolling hills of the surround- ing landscape. more is “idyllic” for small agri- culture like hers, Bankhead told ALTAMONT (continued from page one) However, the true value, in- Wilson wants to receive more Speakers supporting the the supervisors. cluding the business name and money, because she feels the situ- project included James Tong, a She expressed concern for the the first time they committed to Game’s standards and vigilance good will, and other factors, is ation was undervalued. There are spokesman for the Lin family, de- trees that line North Livermore a percentage. It is the toughest over such a plan. velopment-minded landowners Avenue in the vicinity of the pro- requirement they are to meet so Fish & Game does not have a closer to $3.5 million, said Judy things the district should have far in the industry,” she said. good track record in the Altamont, Wilson. compensated her for that she who possess extensive holdings posed cemetery. The cemetery in North Livermore. Tong said people propose to cut them down Jeff Miller, spokesman for the said Miller. The department let Driscoll said there is no con- didn’t know about then, she said. Center for Biological Diversity slide hundreds of violations crete figure named yet, because If Wilson can get significantly nothing about how the cemetery and plant their own trees. County might affect the Lins’ develop- staff supports that, stating the (CBD), disagreed with about bird kills over the past 20 it’s still being evaluated. How- more money, she can obtain a Murdock’s assessment of the years, because it did not aggres- ever, the value could be “in the loan from a bank to go into the ment wishes. Instead, he offered existing trees may have health the point of view that the com- problems. These trees are over a settlement. “It’s very clear (from sively enforce them, said Miller. mid-threes,” he said. mortuary business again in Liv- munity must respect its dead and reading the permit) that they re- He doubts whether it will have The school district’s position, ermore, she said. The $650,000 century old and are still very the cemetery would meet that beautiful, countered Bankhead. placed the conditions they firm oversight on the NCCP plan according to a press release, is can be used as a down payment. noble need. “Those old trees are Livermore agreed to in 2005. The require- for the Altamont. that the Wilsons made the agree- However, her expenses are high A half dozen or so consultants, ment to prepare an EIR goes Supervisor Gail Steele cast the to to back into business, because history,” she said. away, if the companies don’t ment, and cashed the check, hirees of the cemetery project, lone “no” vote against the settle- which paid off the refinanced she would have to build up the agree on a conservation plan. ment. She said later that she was clientele again. Also, building Then there is no EIR for the Alta- being consistent with her origi- mortgage on their mortuary. Then they had $650,000 left over. The couple had the facility on the codes and other factors make re- habbing a building or building a UNIONS (continued from page one) mont,” said Miller. Chris Gray, chief of staff for nal vote on the issue more than a year ago, before the lawsuit was open market in 2004, when busi- new one more expensive than 13 the material immediately. An ex- based curriculum will not be Supervisor Scott Haggerty, said filed. She felt then, and still feels ness was slow, but removed it af- years ago, when they bought their ample is electronic grade books, used. he thought the old conditions that a 50 percent reduction in bird ter there were no takers. former mortuary. which have been implemented Negotiations on the work day went away, too, when he first read deaths is not enough. Wilson has been calling all over the past few years. For some the settlement. However, after Steele said that she also felt The district approached the people who had pre-paid service are separate from grievances that reading its changes to the per- Wilsons about one year later, said teachers, the switch was easy. For LEA filed over changes in the that Miller, who has been before with her. She contends that the mit, he said he realized that all of the board previously, has a good Judy Wilson. By then, Wilson district didn’t give her enough others, less familiar with technol- school day at Granada and Liv- the old conditions stand. ogy or more comfortable with knowledge of the situation. didn’t want to sell, but allegedly time to close the business prop- ermore High Schools, which the “Audubon and the county would Since he raised significant ques- was told that the district could erly. pen and paper, the change was Union views as a forced imple- not have agreed if we had gotten tions, and the rest of the board use eminent domain, if she didn’t The district said in a press re- difficult and slow. mentation of a changed workday. rid of them,” Gray stated. didn’t want to delay discussion negotiate. She and her husband lease that it offered Wilson two “There’s a gap and teachers are The grievances are scheduled to The EIR will be conducted, further, it was better to vote came to an agreement to sell the more months to wind up busi- forced to learn these skills in their go to arbitration in March. within the context of a Natural against it, she said. facility for the $2.1 million to- ness, but she declined. The dis- off time,” said Pickering-Walters. Pickering-Walters says that if the Communities Conservation Plan She noted that there were only tal. However, someone told her trict took the key on Jan. 2, but “We don’t want someone to re- Union and District agree on (NCCP), the state equivalent of three business days of public to retain an eminent domain at- permitted Wilson to conduct ceive a negative performance changes to the contract language the federal habitat conservation notification for the supervisors’ torney. When she did, she fired three last funerals, with the last evaluation because they weren’t regarding work day, arbitration plan, said Gray. The administra- hearing on the settlement. the real estate attorney. one on Jan. 5. Then she moved trained.” might be avoided. tor will be the State Department Gray said that just going pub- In the meantime, the district all of her things out of the build- As more curriculum is tech- “The District believes there of Fish & Game. lic with a court settlement is closed escrow and insisted that ing over the weekend. nology-driven, training is cru- has been no violation of the Col- Miller, who insisted that he highly unusual. Parties to the cial. The District adopted new lective Bargaining Agreement did read the permit, and that it lawsuit and the public did have social studies materials this year, related to the high school griev- has been changed, said that the the chance for input. He insisted Publisher: Joan Kinney Seppala; which include software and web ances,” said Mike Martinez, As- requirement for an EIR did go that the settlement makes condi- Associate Publisher: David T. Lowell; away. While there is the habitat sites in addition to traditional sistant Superintendent of Busi- tions stricter in dealing with the (INLAND VALLEY PUBLISHING CO.) Editor: Janet Armantrout Sales Manager, Jessica Scherer textbooks. Pickering-Walters ness Services. “We are hopeful plan requirement, which windpower firms, because all of says he fears that without ad- Murdock said that she is happy the old conditions stand. 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Game 1 was set for the weekend of January 20 and 21 at golf stars. eeing through the USA Rugby Association. Dustin Allen (2 pts, 2 rebs, 2 steals) and Ryan LEVEL 9: Age Group: 12-13 yrs old played against SMC. It ended in a 0-0 tie. The Holmes (2 pts, 4 rebs, 4 steals) provided the FLOOR - Brandon Jessup - 2nd place (8.9) the Foothill varsity baseball field in Pleasan- Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Go to www.trivalleyrugby.com for in- Rage executed strong offensive attacks, with offense for team 411. Defense was strong with ton. The camp will be held between 9 a.m. Foundation (PPIE) and Pleasanton Schools formation, send an email to POMMEL - Brandon Jessup - 9th place (7.0) tenacious play and fancy footwork from Michael Bohl (5 rebs, 5 steals), Jason Bohl RINGS - Brandon Jessup (7.1) VAULT - and noon. Education Enrichment Foundation (PSEE) firstname.lastname@example.org or call Alaina Urban and Nicole Heller, while Jesse (6 rebs, 3 steals) and Omar Naisan slowing Brandon Jessup (7.4) PARALLEL BARS - There will be instruction in the funda- will be partnering with the school organiza- Rich Hennum, 833-8997. Swinkels helped lead the defense. Payton the good shooters of St. Raymond's. Brandon Jessup (7.55) HIGH BAR - Brandon mentals of offense, defense and pitching, tions to sell tickets to this tournament. The Thomas had outstanding stops defending the • • • Jessup - 7th place (7.4) ALL AROUND - including bunting, catching, throwing, all tickets are $25.00 each and will allow the goal against a good team and very challenging SM/SC team #4004 won 10-9 against Brandon Jessup - 7th place (45.35). Youth Soccer winds. Rage picked up an easy win in the 2nd SM/SC team #4006 in 4th grade girls CYO LEVEL 10: Age Group: 14-15 yrs old positions, base running and more. Campers will receive individual attention to the fun- ticket holder to access the grounds for all 4 days of the tournament! This event will also Pleasanton United Ballistic Soccer U- game due to a forfeit. basketball action. It was a close game all the POMMEL - Nick Crowfoot - 10th place (5.2) damentals and a camp t-shirt. Boys and girls feature food and wine, art and performances 13 Boys travelled to the frozen tundra of Game 3 Sunday morning was against the way. Molly Farro scored late in the 4th quarter RINGS - Nick Crowfoot - 8th place (6.0) to tie the game at 8-8. Arianna McGlynn made are welcome. Registration forms available at from the local community, and more! Turlock for the Ajax tournament this past hosting Celtic team. Again Rage was down PARALLEL BARS - Nick Crowfoot (5.2) All Star Sports at 3037 Hopyard or at Please contact Nancy Bronzini, PPIE weekend. They played Marin Arsenal to a a key free throw to put SM/SC ahead by 1, HIGH BAR - Nick Crowfoot - 9th place (5.8). on their offensive end a majority of the game. but Jamie Maita made the winning basket for www.pleasantonpony.com. The fee is $100. ambassador at goal-less tie in the Saturday morning game. Nicki Swinkels always an effective defender For information, call 461-3791 ext. 45. email@example.com or (925) 846- Marin had the better of what few chances were team #4004 with less than a minute left. Other switched to the forward position and dis- created. However, the Ballistic defense mar- played some great moves, along with very scorers for #4006 include Danielle Dufek with 6 and Kelly Borden with 2. Scorers for Tiger Baseball 3520, or contact the PPIE office at (925) 846- 5620 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to purchase your shaled by captain Erik Knaggs held firm and strong play from Julia Rogers, Jessica Chen #4004 were Katie Johnston with 4, and Molly The Tiger Baseball 15U team ended its Jr. Football League tickets. both teams seemed happy to settle for a tie and and Alysse Ketner. Laura Byron had the Farro, Jamie Maita, and Danielle Sun all with 2006 winter season taking second place in the Livermore Area Recreation and Park a chance to get out of the cold. tough assignment of guarding a very fast and 2. USSSA Winter Blast tournament at Twin District (LARPD) and the football programs On Saturday afternoon Ballistic played strong Celtic forward and was able to success- • • • Creeks Sports Complex. Tiger baseball is an at Livermore and Granada High Schools are Bowling News the Stockton Cougars and were quickly down fully shut her down. The final score was 0- In a well-played game by both teams, the elite fall training program sponsored by announcing the inaugural season of the Liv- Dennis Hentschel led all the bowlers by three goals. Suhau Kuo started the come- 0. CYO 4th grade boys’ American St. Isidore’s Pleasanton/Livermore Pony baseball giving ermore Junior Football League (LJFL) in during league play at Granada Bowl in back for Ballistic with a fine goal from well Rage 2, Hanford 1, was the final score in team defeated SM/SC, 34-14. Leading scor- players an opportunity to train with college 2007. Livermore. Hentschel, Eagles Renovations outside the penalty area. Suhau Kuo was game 4. Hanford came out and scored in the ers for St. Isidore’s were Fuct with 9 points, and professional coaches for September thru Allen with 8 points, and Watson with 7 LJFL is founded under the principle that League, bowled 150 pins over his 125 average instrumental in creating Ballistics second first 2 minutes of the game and Rage was able January. every Livermore child who wants to play with a 279 game. He started his career game goal when he fed Toby Harvey before being points. Leading scorers for SM/SC were The Tiger 15U team finished the weekend to tie it up on a Haley Jackson PK, on a foul Harrison Mayo with 6 points, Frankie Perez football should have the opportunity. with nine in the first frame then strung eleven hauled down in the box. The referee played inside the box. In the 2nd half the girls’ with a 3-1 record overall record. During the This inaugural year is open to all 7th and strikes in a row for yet another USBC award. advantage and Harvey scored. Within min- with 6 points, and Adam Boehrer with 2 “very cold” two day tournament everyone passing combinations were impressive with points. Outstanding defense was played by 8th grade middle school students for the 2007/ Junior Murphy, LVT, started the first game utes Harvey equalized for United when he strong midfield play by Summer Shelton and Adam Boehrer and Tylor Silva. contributed to the Tiger offense generating 08 school year. All participants will learn the with nine in a row for 279 and then the second converted a fine cross from Colton Portola. Lauryn Hayashi, with Shannon Malindzak • • • over twenty-three hits for the weekend. David fundamentals of contact football in a safe and with ten strikes - 288 game for a series of 780. Ballistic were stunned in the first minute of handily covering the defensive field. The SM/SC 3rd grade girls (#3008) defeated Johnson and Justin Hollar each hit two positive environment and play regardless of Fred McCarrell, 4 Seasons Heating and Air, the second period when Stockton’s left winger winning goal again came from a PK, a high St. Raymond's (#3007), 14 to 6. This game doubles; hitting one double each was Michael talent level or ability. All games will be led the pack with 236-267-255- 758 set; Darin steered a shot into the far corner of the goal. corner shot for the second time from Haley was a rematch. The SM/SC Shooting Stars Miller, Daniel Carney, Tyler Hollander, Joey played in Livermore or Pleasanton. For the Smith, Modified Guys and Dolls, posted a Suchi Kuo brought United level again when Jackson. Rage met the Celtic team in the had lost their season opener in overtime to Luna and Aaron Hafford. Hollar led the inaugural season, games will be played at the big 748 series with 226-263-259. he tucked home his own rebound off the championship game and played well, again this aggressive team. Little T Tabarez and offense with a triple during the two week high schools’ gridirons or at Pleasanton’s The ReMax Reality Cheyenne league Cougar’s goalkeeper. Suchi’s brother Suhau dominating most of the game with the Jesse Jaureguito displayed some awesome event. Offensively Tiger pitchers (Matthew sports park. Thereafter, LJFL will play at the saw Pat Kruse almost perfect with a 290 game provided the assist on the winning goal when majority of play in their offensive end. Rage moves at guard. Amy Moussa and Kelcie Chaidez, Daniel Carney, David Johnson, new lighted, turf gridiron to be built by and 731 set; Eagles Renovation loop, Doug he crossed to Seth Niermeyer who banged it had several scoring opportunities with great Norton pulled down the rebounds. Mirabella Michael Miller, Justin Hollar, and Tyler Barbalinardo and Jordyn Salinas contributed LARPD and Shea Homes north of I-580. All Dalton had a solid 737 series with 242-243- home. Ballistic finished winners by a score attacks by Dani Roe and Emmy Rodriguez Hollander) combined to have a successful practices will take place in Livermore. 252; Kirk Heffelanger shattered his 141 norm of 5-4. solid defense to secure the win. weekend for Tiger Baseball. For more infor- but Rage just couldn’t capitalize, not even • • • LJFL’s sign-ups will take place on Sat- with a career high game of 238. Fritz Rittmann, Sunday morning Ballistic, needing to after the Celtics scored and went up 1-0. mation about Tiger Baseball go to http:// urday, January 20, 2007, 9 a.m. to noon at Generation Gap, went 100 plus pins over his win against host Modesto Ajax to have a The SM/SC Shooting Stars (1st/2nd www.pleasantonpony.com. Defensively Laura Klein’s timing and hustle grade girls #G2) played the Blue Cobras (1st/ Livermore High School, 458 Maple Street. average with a 279 game. Rose Nelson , LVT, chance of advancing to the final, were instead were impressive as was Brooke Quesinberry’s 2nd grade girls #G3) to a thrilling finish on The cost is $205 (checks only.) Players moved into first place in the Senior event with held to a goal-less tie. Probably the best performance in goal. Rage took second place chance of the game fell to Alexander Lutz who in this tournament on their way to State Cup Sunday. Jenny Gibson was one of the top scorers for the Shooting Stars with three Middle School Basketball must be present for weigh-in. Please arrive early. Inaugural season registration will close a 634 series via games of 224-208-202 The Kings and Queens league had Greg lifted his shot over the crossbar after a another next week. baskets. Victoria Greene put in two buckets East Avenue Middle School 7th grade when the league reaches 100 players. Players Kwasniak on top with 231-248-239- 718 set. great run and cross by Suchi Kuo. In the third and played tenacious defense against the team defeated Harvest Park 31 to 2 in Tri- who are not able to register with LJFL will Leading the Classic was Mushy Machado’s place play-off game on Sunday afternoon, Cobras, forcing lots of turnovers. Annemarie Valley League Middle School Girls Basket- be given instructions to Pleasanton Junior 706 with top game of 268. The Sunday Ballistic were matched against a physical CYO Basketball Arnold helped out under the basket with lots ball action. East Avenue offense was hot early Football League registration. LJFL intends Family Affair saw Gary Garcia, 158, make it Oakdale side, who very effectively used their Catholic Community of Pleasanton of rebounds and blocked shots. The Blue with Alyse Kline (7 pts) and Sami Schiller to expand in the future to accept all Livermore right on 600 with highs of 212-203. Senior size to their advantage. Ballistics keeper (CCOP) #6007 (007) and St. Raymond's Cobras played a great game too. Jenna (14 pts) combining for 11 1st Quarter points. children who wish to play contact football. Bowler, Chuck Edeal, improved his 158 Michael Viebeck was floored on two occa- battled it out for first place in CYO basketball Sunnergren hit the scoreboard for the Cobras. The defense was swarming with steals by Danielle Frevert helped on offense and de- For additional information, interested norm with 221-186-200- 607 series. Scott sions by Oakdale forwards with little reaction action. CCOP played a tough game. At the Ashley Holmes (4 pts), Julie Walsh and Erin parents should visit: Hylton and Dave Milichichi, ReMax Real- from the referee. Ballistic battled gamely to fense with scores and rebounds. The Blue Walthall. Pounding the boards for East was end of the first quarter they led 4-0. Bailey Cobras’ Samantha Duke intercepted passes to www.livermorejuniorfootball.com. President ity, were one pin shy with 699 sets. Milichichi the end and created some chances, but were Downum threw a great pass to Sarah Loduha Cassidy Sherman (2 pts), McKenzie Hubert and Vice-President of LJFL are Jay Frost and high was 268 with Hylton’s 258 game. overmatched from the start and went down by help out her team. (2 pts) and Jessica Beckwith. for the first basket of the game. At half time, • • • Jim Burke. the final score of 0-4. the score was tied 9-9. Kylie Copenhagen hit The SM/SC 1st and 2nd grade Scorpions In a second game East Avenue downed The Livermore Elite Explosion U12 a beautiful basket from the key. In the last five and the Cobras played a great game on Hart 23 to 18. The strong East Avenue defense Girls Softball Registration Division 1 girl’s soccer team endured freezing weather conditions this past weekend while seconds of the game, St. Raymond's tied the Sunday. The Scorpions had great offensive of Jamie Elliot and Erin Walthall held the Annual Crab Feed 2007 Registration for all Pleasanton game (21-21) sending it into overtime. A well moves shown by Kaine Montez and Brandon Hart team to two 3rd period points. The hot The 2nd Annual Livermore Girls Soft- Phantom divisions is now open. Phantom competing in the Ajax United Winter Invita- skilled game ensued with St. Raymond's Williams, while Hunter Burke played some fourth quarter shooting of Mckenzie Hubert, ball Association Crab Feed fundraiser will be softball is open to girls in grades K-12 living tional. Livermore Explosion faced SAYSO winning in the end 22-23. Top Offensive fierce defense. The Cobras played tough also, Shannon Sunnergren and Jessica Beckwith held on Saturday, February 3 from 6:30-11 in Pleasanton, Dublin and Sunol. Registra- Flame in their first game of the tourney. Players for CCOP #6007: Hayley Bradley, Blake Downy and Ryan Castillo played help East Avenue pull away. The clutch free p.m. at the Robert Livermore Community tion can be made online or mail-in. Registra- Despite trailing 2-0 halfway into the first half, Sarah Loduha, Marlo Aghazarian, Bailey excellent offense and Troy Heston rebounded throws in the final 3 minutes by Sami Center, 4444 East Avenue, Livermore. Tick- tion forms are available on line or you may the Explosion fought back and their spirit Downum; Top Defensive Players for CCOP well. Both teams stood out with excellent Schiller, Ashley Holmes and Alyse Kline ets are on sale at Groth Bros. Chevrolet, 59 request one by mailing to PGSL, P.O. Box intensified. Livermore put their first goal in #6007: Kylie Copenhagen, Sydney Hitesman, performances. secured the win for East Avenue. South L Street, Livermore for $30 each, and 911, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Return the when right wing Danielle Lacombe con- Aubry Wolff, Arleen Firoozan. tables of eight can still be purchased. Not only registration to the same address. See the trolled a Flame goal kick and crossed the ball • • • will crab lovers get their fill on some of the PGSL web site for additional information to center striker Kassidy Peters who took the St. Michael's/St. Charles (SM/SC) 8th Freshman Split Action Baseball Training Camp best crab around (and all you can eat of it!), www.pleasantonsoftball.org or contact Dalice shot. Peters’ shot attempt came loose from grade boys (#804) defeated St. Isidore (#805) The Amador Valley Lady Dons freshman Tri-Valley School of Baseball will present but we will also have fresh French bread, Godwin at email@example.com or 462- the Flame goalie and Carli Floris took charge 58-44. St. Isidore started fast and had an 8- girls basketball team traveled to Monte Vista a spring training day camp on Sun., Jan. 21 Caesar salad and pasta too! For more infor- 5608. and drove the ball into the back of the net. 2 lead early but SM/SC fought back with a Friday night and earned a victory in their from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. mation please contact Robin Groth at (925) Livermore tied the game when Rachel stingy defense and several fast break scores to league opener, beating the Mustangs 26 to 21. The camp will be directed by MLB Scout Tabarraci fed a nice pass to Alex Boucher who pull away with a 14 point win for their 6th Amador got off to a very slow start while Brian Kohndrow. Professional instruction shot the ball through the back door and into consecutive victory. SM/SC’s balanced at- Monte Vista couldn’t seem to miss from the will be provided by professional players, the goal. The Flame came back and put one tack was led by Jacob Goodness who had 17 outside. The Dons found themselves down college players and coaches. The camp is open in for the win. Outstanding play for Liver- points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 20 to 13 at the end of the first half. The Lady to ages 5 to 13. The fundamentals of hitting, more from midfielder Audrey Walke and 2 blocks; Ryan Rogers who had 12 points, Dons applied full court pressure in the second fielding, throwing and base running will be strong defense led by fullbacks Jessica Floyd 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks and a steal; half, which caused numerous Mustang turn- taught. and Jennie Harmison. Kyle Phillips who had 12 points and 5 overs. These defensive adjustments allowed The camp is a fund-raiser for the Liver- In game two of the day, the Explosion rebounds; Jacob Hohl had 10 points, 9 only one Monte Vista point in the entire more Valley Charter School. The cost is $75, suffered a loss at the hands of DVSC Black rebounds and 6 blocks; Jeffrey Stanford had second half. Haley Douglas, Kelsey Martin, with registration limited to the first 100 94. Kaley Olsen and Karley Luce anchored 3 points and 3 rebounds; Steven Dubberly Emily Pease and Brit Bloom hit the boards and Justin Brauer each contributed a basket campers. The camp will be held at the school, Livermore’s defensive support and Kerry while Douglas, Bloom and Chelsea Luther 543 Sonoma Ave., Livermore. Stein and Cierra Comfort worked hard on and an assist and along with Mike Griffin led the team in steals. The second half was a played solid defense. For camp application, call 209-4697. offense. Holly Lamb manned the goal for different offensive game for the Dons as well. Livermore. • • • CCOP 7th grade girls (team 7005) won Courtney Wagner and Jessica Infald shared In their final match of the weekend, Livermore took the field with the Oakdale their fifth consecutive game after a three week point guard responsibilities and were able to Track and Field Signup break. They defeated St. Joan (7004) in a hard get the ball inside to Emily Pease who had St. Michael's/St. Charles CYO Track United Scorpions. Oakdale found the net first fought game. CCOP started off sluggish and an outstanding day at the post position, and Field Team is taking signups on Mon., in the game but Livermore stayed on their found themselves behind 8-6 at the end of the leading Amador with 10 points. Britannia Jan. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. game with continuous offensive pressure. 1st period. Defensive plays by Lauren Bloom added 7 while Chelsea Luther and Michael's Church Parish Hall, corner of Livermore tied the game in the second half MacDonnell and Sydney Okumura kept the Kelsey Martin had 5 and 4 points respec- when Kassidy Peters hit the corner of the net game close and the score tied 10-10 at the half. tively. for a goal. Shortly after a shot by Carli Floris It wasn’t until the 3rd and 4th periods that In a quick turn around, Berkeley High was just shy and hit the upper post and Peters CCOP got their offense going and out scored defeated the Lady Dons Saturday morning in was there to follow it in with a header that St. Joan 14-5 with a final score of 24-15. Top non-league action. Berkeley was out to avenge went in the net for the game-winning goal. offensive players were MacDonnell (8 points), their only loss of the season that came at the Keeper Audrey Walke was on her toes with Lyndsay Godwin (6 points), Jessica Morosoli hands of Amador Valley during the Carondolet numerous saves in the first half but strong (4 points) and Michelle Mann/Nicole Ponzini/ Kelly Parson all contributing 2 points. tournament. The Lady Jackets were deadly defensive support kept the Scorpions away from the outside and incredibly physical on from any shots on goal in the second half. • • • CCOP 7th grade girl's worked their trap the inside. The Dons found themselves in an Kylee Southwell, Sierra Cassels and Gabi on defense to perfection and converted many unusual position, down 5 to 17 in the first Macias did a great job in this match up for steals into easy points leading to a 33 to 18 quarter. The Dons came out for the second Livermore. victory. Their man-to-man defense limited quarter a little stronger and ready to play a The Livermore Elite Lightning U-12, St. Isidore’s shots. Stephanie Hogan and little more physical, but found themselves Division 3 braved the freezing temperatures Rachel Orpina led the rebounding with 7 and trailing 20 to 32 at the end of the half. The to play in the Association Cup. After a rough 6, respectively. Elena Victor’s was on fire Lady Dons trailed by 24 at the beginning of start against the Montclair Clippers, the with her outside shooting, while sister, the fourth quarter. The Dons responded by Livermore Elite Lightning was victorious Marisa led the scoring with 10 points. CCOP giving it their all in the 4th quarter. Neeha over the Elk Grove Revolution in a 3-2 win. played a great passing game, with Autumn Seelam and Paula Krzesinska came in and The Lightning posted the first score in the Whitney having 3 assists. CCOP’s record is played excellent defense and the Dons were opening minutes. The Lightning surged currently 4-3, with three games left in regular able to apply an effective full court press to toward the net, culminating in an assist cross season play. • • • bring the game to within 12, but that was as from Daniel Toscana to Jose Zavala for the close as Amador would get. At the buzzer, goal. The Revolution answered back with a SM/SC 7th grade girls (#7010) took on SM/SC (#7003) and won 36 to 18. Team Berkeley had beaten Amador 60 to 48. goal of their own. In the last minute of the first 7010 got off to a hot start with 4 points in the Britannia Bloom had a season high of 32 half, again, another mighty team effort brought 1st quarter by Ashley Holmes (12pts, 7rebs, points to lead the Lady Dons offense, fol- forth the Lightning’s second goal. Gerald 3 steals) and Shannon Sunnergren (4 pts, 6 lowed by Chelsea Luther’s 6 and Brittany Cuyle dribbled and kicked the ball to Jose and rebs, steal). The 3rd quarter Brittany Campiotti Randall’s 4 points. Pauline Rosa added 3 and made the final pass to Jeff Gellerman, who (7 pts, 6 rebs, 7 steals) and McKenzie Hubert Courtney Wagner, Kelsey Martin and Emily buried the ball in the upper left corner of the (6 pts, 12 rebs) combined for 9 points as team Pease all chipped in one point each. Haley net. The Revolution tied it up again in the 7010 pulled away. Great defense by Erin Douglas and Bloom led the team in rebounds. second half, but the Lighting was not done Walthall (3 pts, 4 rebs, 2 steals), Katie yet. Jason Stearns came up with the ball, Gannon (2 pts, 3 rebs) and Katy Jones (2 pts, passing it up the side to Tyler Ellis, who then 5 rebs, 2 steals) slowed down the offensive fire power of team 7003. Both teams showed California Gymnastics crossed it from the right side. Morgan California Gymnastics Academy com- Melendrez finished with an easy goal. Also great hustle and team work. • • • peted in the High Tech Invitational hosted by lending key offensive support was Christo- Technique Gymnastics in Rancho Cordova pher Sund. The defense of Cody Martinez, In fifth grade action, SM/SC Team 527 won its second close game in a row by January 13-14. Justin Moore, Lee Wood, Gerald Cuyle, and defeating a visiting St. Isidore’s Team 526, RESULTS (by event): keeper Tristan Lewis fought hard to keep the 20-18, in a game that came down to the final LEVEL 4: Age Group: older FLOOR - ball, using speed and pressure. It was their second. The first quarter was dominated by Rex Lueth (8.4) POMMEL - Rex Lueth (8.1) finest game of the tournament. In their final good defense on both sides. The pace picked RINGS - Rex Lueth (7.9) VAULT - Rex game against the bracket dominate Lodi up in the second quarter and the game was tied Lueth (9.2) PARALLEL BARS - Rex Lueth Crush, the Lightning held the Crush to the 8-8 at halftime. SM/SC jumped to an 18-12 (7.6) HIGH BAR - Rex Lueth - 1st place (8.7) fewest goals of their bracketed games. The lead in the third quarter but St. Isidore’s ALL AROUND - Rex Lueth (49.9). Lightning team played hard and never gave fought back in the final quarter. St. Isidore’s LEVEL 5: Age Group: middle FLOOR up. pulled to within two points with just seven - Cameron Church - 9th place (8.5); Dvir Reif The Pleasanton Rage U13 Division 3 seconds to go, and nearly tied the game, but (7.6) POMMEL - Cameron Church (6.55); team is on its way to the Association Cup SM/SC was able hold on and ran out the final seconds. The game’s offensive star was SM/ Dvir Reif (6.45) RINGS - Dvir Reif (8.3); Final Four. The Rage qualified for the Sweet Cameron Church (8.2) VAULT - Cameron Sixteen Round with a wildcard advancement SC’s Alec Bradley with 8 points and numer- ous rebounds. St. Isidore’s top scorer was Church - 2nd place (9.25); Dvir Reif (8.7) and proved they were a force to be reckoned Sam Berg (8 points). SM/SC’s Derek Zennier PARALLEL BARS - Dvir Reif (7.0); with in this weekend’s soccer action. On and Jesse Farrens played aggressive defense Cameron Church (6.6) HIGH BAR - Cameron Saturday the Rage met up with the Mustang with numerous steals and blocked shots. Church - 6th place (9.05); Dvir Reif - 7th place Blast. Rage was first to score off a nice left • • • (9.0) ALL AROUND - Cameron Church side kick from Danielle Homan. Although SM/SC 5th grade boys battled St. (48.15); Dvir Reif (47.05); Age Group: older: Mustang would equalize with a nice goal of Raymond's. Vincent Bartoni and Sumit FLOOR - Yianni Constantinides (7.3) POM- their own, Rage was not about to give up. The Kumar were outstanding on offense, while MEL - Yianni Constantinides - 9th place second half was Rage all the way. The go Jack Meredith and Taylor Disbrow put major (6.85) RINGS - Yianni Constantinides - 10th ahead goal came quick with a feed by Danielle pressure on as defenders. The final score was place (8.2) VAULT - Yianni Constantinides LaMarche to Marissa Victor. Feeling they St. Raymond's 27, SM/SC 21. - 8th place (9.0) PARALLEL BARS - Yianni needed some breathing room, Rage notched • • • Constantinides - 9th place (7.8) HIGH BAR one more goal from LaMarche bringing the In 4th grade boys action, an exciting overtime game took place between SM/SC - Yianni Constantinides (7.7) ALL AROUND score to 3-1 Rage. - Yianni Constantinides (46.85). With that win, the Rage moved into #424 and St. Joan’s #417, with SM/SC winning 24-22. SM/SC #424 was led offen- LEVEL 8: Age Group: younger FLOOR Sunday’s Elite Eight round of play. Even sively by Jared Buranis with 12 points. - Jason Phillips- 7th place (8.8) POMMEL though there was frost on the field, the Rage Kamran Mosleh added 4 points, which in- - Jason Phillips (6.7) RINGS - Jason Phillips played hot. Meeting up with the Almaden Quicksilver, Rage was evenly matched, but it was Almaden that scored first. In the second half, Rage was fired up with shot after shot on goal. It was finally Jessie Hopson scoring twice in the span of 10 minutes that gave the Rage the lead. Knowing one more goal would give them some breathing room, Katey Cloonan stepped up and fired a shot which just escaped the keeper’s hands. The final PAGE 6 - The Independent, JANUARY 18, 2007 OBITUARIES SHORT NOTES Mary Frances Hegeman hobbies included photography, District as a supervisor of food mont. HE ran the store for 27 Mary Frances Hegeman died sewing, travel, music and gene- services at John Muir School. years, expanding the business to Duarte Garage Open TV show, will be on hand to answer Dec. 23, 2006, after a series of alogy. She is survived by her chil- include the largest newsstand in The historic 1915 Duarte garage questions and lead a couple of the small strokes. Her loving family She is survived by her sons dren, Martha (Raymond) Perez of the South Bay. In the early 1970s, workshops. will be open on Sunday, January 21, Admission and parking are free. All was at her side with support from Robert Vidalin and William Martinez, Carolyn (Dave) he was working at the store when between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. events are held in heated facilities. For hospice. Vidalin, grandchildren, Jill and Wooldridge of Pleasanton and Elvis Presley, according to leg- The garage is located on the “Old more information or to enter an orchid She had lived in Northern Ian Vidalin, sisters, Antoinette Paula (Hugh) Jackson of end, stopped in for soda. He Lincoln Highway” on the corner of in the display, contact Sue Fordyce at Portola and L St., in Livermore. The Alden Lane Nursery, 447-0280 or go California most of her adult life, Schenone Egan and family of Sherwood, OR, stepchildren asked him who he was. Elvis re- public is invited to stop by and check to www.aldenlane.com. The nursery is most recently for many years in Sacramento and Eleanor John (Donna) Martin of portedly replied, “Don’t worry, out the collection of Lincoln Highway located at 981 Alden Lane. Livermore. Mary worked for Schenone Auguston and family Morgantown, ID, Barbara (War- you’ll find out,” and insisted he memorabilia in the garage. The re- cently published book The Lincoln many years as a secretary at vari- of Modesto. ren) Vance of Santa Maria and take a $20 bill to pay for a 50- Highway: California - Vol. 6 will be Reflections on Future ous large firms, retiring from the Mass was celebrated January Steve (Donna) Martin of San cent Coke. Georgatos refused the available for purchase, as well as other Reflections On Your Future will be furniture wholesale industry. In 16 at St. Michael’s Catholic Jose, a sister Hazel Williams of money and said the Coke was on photographic history books of vintage held at the Livermore High School retirement, she enjoyed a busy Church in Livermore. A Bakersfield, 21 grandchildren him. Another customer told him cars. student union from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on For more information call (925) January 30. social life and was active in PEO, graveside service followed at St. and 13 great grandchildren. She he recognized Elvis. Jerry fondly 443-9740. There is no admission Seventh and eighth grade girls and Widow and Widowers’ Associa- Michael’s Cemetery. is also survived by numerous recalled his encounter with the charge. their parents are invited to learn more tion, and in St. Michael’s Catho- Memorial contributions may nieces and nephews. She was pre- “King” during his last hospital about potential careers. The event is sponsored by the Tri-Valley Regional lic Church. Mary had a wonder- be made to the Livermore- ceded in death by her first hus- stay. The store was sold in 1994. Crisp Evening Walk Occupational Program and the Dublin, ful twinkle in her eye as she en- Amador Symphony Association band of 34 years, Paul Elzy, her During retirement, he recon- Livermore Area Recreation and Livermore and Pleasanton school dis- joyed friends and family. Award Fund (youth scholarship), parents Clarence and Addie nected with his farming roots by Park District will host a Crisp Evening tricts. The program is an introduction to the high school MECCA (Making She was predeceased by hus- PO Box 1049, Livermore, CA Garvin, four brothers and three cultivating a large vegetable gar- Walk on Sunday, Jan. 21. Electives Count for Career Achieve- bands Jim Hutchison in 1974 and 94551-1049. sisters. Five years’ after Paul’s den. His produce supplied fam- Meet Ranger Dawn Soles at 5 p.m. ment) program designed to encourage at the Wetmore Road entrance to Sy- girls to pursue their interests in math, Al Voegele in 1990. She is sur- passing she married Wyman Mar- ily, neighbors and friends with camore Grove Park. Please bring some science and technology. vived by her sister, Catherine Mary Bongard tin and they enjoyed 29 years fresh fruit and vegetables for warm layers to wear along with sturdy, Students may choose among the Minegar (Aldo), as well as many Mary Bongard died January together. years. comfortable shoes. Reservations are following hands-on workshops: mam- nieces and nephews in Califor- 10, 2007 in Pleasanton. She was Funeral services were held He is survived by his wife, required by calling (925) 960-2400. mal dissection, CSI fingerprinting, Canceled if raining. aviation secrets, and what's living in nia and the midwest. 99. January 13 at Valley Christian Helen, sons Dean of Alpharetta, There is a $3 per vehicle parking our water? Services were held Dec. 28 in She was born in Cincinnati, Center in Dublin. A committal GA, and Dennis of Pleasanton, a fee. A $2 donation is requested to help For additional information and to Orange, California with burial in Ohio and lived in South St. Paul, services followed at Oakmont daughter, Candy Tinney of Sac- support the programs. Participants register, please contact Kathy Adelman may call (925) 960-2400 for more at Livermore High School, 606-4812 Fremont on Dec. 29. Minnesota for 68 years. For the Memorial Park in Lafayette. ramento, six grandchildren and ext. 2300 or go to information. . past 30 years, she lived in Liver- Memorials may be made in one great grandchild. firstname.lastname@example.org. Richard (Rick) Taylor more. Mary was retired from her name to the Valley Christian A wake is scheduled Thurs., Richard (Rick) Taylor passed Armour and Company Meat Center’s Women’s Scholarship Jan. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gra- Warm Coats Valentine's Dance away January 9, 2007 at the Packing Co. She was a member Fund (560-6200) or to the Greater ham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First Bob and Deborah Cilk are conduct- ing their 7th Annual Warm Coat & A Valentine's Dance to be held Sat., young age of 54. of St. Michael’s Catholic Church San Francisco Bay Area Chapter St., Pleasanton. The wake will Blanket Drive to benefit the homeless Feb. 10 will benefit The Independent He was born and raised in in Livermore. Her hobbies in- of the Lymphoma Society (415- conclude with a brief Greek Or- in Alameda County. They are collect- Way. ing ‘gently used’ items including coats, The dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Pleasanton. He worked for the cluded crocheting and knitting. 625-1115). thodox memorial service from at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Oakland Police Department for She is survived by sons and Arrangements by Graham- 7:30 to 8 p.m. A funeral service blankets, socks, hats and mittens. Donations can be dropped off at the Street, Livermore. 24 years as an engineer. Rick was daughters-in-law Alan F. and Hitch Mortuary. will be held at 10:30 a.m. Fri., office at United California Brokers, The Independent Way is an organi- an avid Nascar and drag racing Faye Bongard of Pleasanton and Jan. 19 at the Greek Orthodox 351 St. Mary Street in downtown Pleas- zation that helps adults with special needs become more self-sufficient. fan, loved people, and was a great Richard and LaVonne Bongard Ernest William Tomlin Cathedral of the Ascension, 4700 anton during business hours. Any The event is sponsored by It's All family man with a great sense of of Manitou Bezel, MN, sisters Ernest William Tomlin died Lincoln Ave., Oakland. A lun- donations received will be distributed via a mobile outreach van to homeless About Dancing. This will be an evening humor. He touched the hearts of Kathryn Mason and Rose Wells, January 12, 2007. He was 84. cheon reception at the church encampments throughout Alameda of Latin and ballroom dancing. A group all who knew him. both of Milwaukee, WI, five The native of Athens, IL, lived will follow. County, along with a warm meal and class will be held to provide instruction medical treatment. by professionals. There will be an auc- He is survived by his wife of grandchildren, eleven great in Newark for 25 years and spent tion, refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. 20 years, Mary, and sons Dennis grandchildren, and one great- the last 15 years in Pleasanton. William Chivers For more information, people can contact Bob or Deborah at (925) 417- Tickets are $40 per person. For and Tommy, as well as two grand- great grandchild. She was pre- He served his country in the Navy William Clarence Chivers 7129. information, call 449-9292. Tickets sons, Evan and Peyton. ceded in death by her husband and the Air Force. He was affili- died January 14, 2007 in will be available at It's All About Danc- ing, 2247 Second St., Livermore, or A memorial service was held Edward Bongard in 1974. ated with the VFW, St. Vincent Manteca. 2nd Anniversary Worldwide Signs, 1919 Second St., January 15 in Pleasanton. A re- Funeral services were held de Paul, NARFE, USS Bill had lived in the Newark/ Tesla Vintners is Celebrating its 2nd Livermore. ception followed. January 17 in Minnesota. The Northhampton (survivor), USS Fremont area for 66 years prior Anniversary Saturday with festivities Arrangements by Graham- family accompanied her remains Mobile. Ernie enjoyed garden- to moving to Tracy 6 years ago from 1 to 4 p.m. on January 20. Meet the Winemakers, listen to live Writing Grant Proposals Hitch Mortuary. for burial at the Resurrection ing, painting, cooking, baseball, to be closer to his family. He music by the Singing Winemaker, and The Pleasanton Human Services Cemetery in Mendoto Heights, and football, and was a devoted graduated from Washington have a piece of Anniversary cake. Commission will offer a two day work- Gladys Marie Pope MN. prayer warrior. High School in 1950. He was a Wineries include Fenestra, Red shop on "Writing Successful Grant Pro- posals." Sessions will be Thursdays, Gladys Marie Pope died Janu- In lieu of flowers, please send He is survived by his wife of U.S. Navy veteran serving his Skye, and The Singing Winemaker and the new winery, Hidden Creek. Meet Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to ary 10, 2007 in Pleasanton. She contributions to a charity of 62 years, Betty Jean Tomlin of country from 1949 to 1956. He Jim Frost, owner and winemaker of 4:30 p.m. Participants must attend both was 91. choice. Pleasanton, daughters, Judy L. was a member of FFA Washing- Hidden Creek, and taste his Sauvignon days. Presenter is Byron Johnson, projects She was born in Chico and Arrangements by Graham- Dlugosh of San Leandro and ton Township, raising and show- Blanc, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, and director for CompassPoint Nonprofit had lived in Hayward for 60 Hitch Mortuary. Patricia J. Bell of Tracy; brother, ing steers. He took his animals to Pinot Noir. Services. Tesla Vintners is located at 5143 The workshops will be held at the years. She worked as a school Herman Tomin of Idaho, and a the Cow Palace in 1948 and Tesla Rd., Livermore; information at Tennis and Community Park in the secretary for the Hayward School Warren Louis Wolff sister, Velma Copanic of Ohio. He 1949. He was a member of Team- 925-606-WINE(9463). meeting room, 5801 Hopyard Rd., District. Her hobbies included Warren Louis Wolff died Janu- also leaves grandchildren Chris- sters Local 70 and drove for many Pleasanton. Fee is $20 per participant; reading, needlepoint, and crafts. ary 10, 2007 in Pleasanton. He tine Douglas and John Dlugosh trucking companies, logging Flamenco at Library $15 if more than one registrant from an agency. The class is limited to 30 par- She is survived by a son was 82. of Pleasanton, a great grandson more than one million miles over The intensity and elegance of Span- ticipants. Registration will be accepted Clifford Pope of Dublin, daugh- The native of Kansas had lived David Bell of California and his career. He was a Scout Master ish dance will be showcased when on a first-come, first served basis. Pay- award-winning artistic director Caro- ment is due at the time of registration. ter Joyce Marie Gushue of Liver- in Pleasanton for 22 years. Prior many nieces and nephews. for Troop 189 in Newark 1963- lina Lugo and students from Brisas de Specific topics will include program more, grandchildren, Donna to that he had lived in Ceres for A memorial service will be 73. One of their many adventures Espana Dance Company launch the design, researching funders, approach- Marie Abrott, Scott Thomas 15 years. He served in the U.S. held Sat., Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. at Gra- was a 3300 mile trip to Canada Pleasanton Library’s 2007 series, Dance ing foundations and corporations, and & Sing Around the World! with a the overall proposal process. Abrott, Clifford G. Pope, and Army. After leaving the service, ham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First on a bus they retrofitted. He was performance on Saturday afternoon, For more information call 931- Katherine Pope Ramos. She was he worked as a diesel technician St., Pleasanton. Private burial will member of the National Rifle January 20th, starting at 2:00pm. 5346 or send an email to preceded in death by her husband and instructor. He was a member be at the San Joaquin Valley Na- Association and became a hunter Brisas de Espana is recognized as one of the top Flamenco-Spanish dance email@example.com. Jerome S. Pope. of the Elks Club in Livermore. tional Cemetery in Gustine. safety instructor; member of Ma- companies in the U.S. Live music will A private graveside service is He loved to work with his hands Memorial donations maby e sonic Lodge Alameda Lodge accompany the school’s dance reper- Post Harvest Review planned at Lone Tree Cemetery. and help anyone. made to St. Augustine Catholic #167 3rd Degree; and an active toire, which includes classic Spanish dance, regional dances and Flamenco. Tri Valley Conservancy and Liver- Memorial gifts may be made He is survived by his wife of Church, St. Vincent de Paul, 3999 member with his wife and daugh- This program is open to all ages. more Valley Wine Growers Associa- to Hope Hospice, Dublin. 60 years, Mary A. Wolff, sons Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA ter in Orient Chapter 177 of the Registration is not required. For more tion are hosting a Quest for Excellence information about library programs, Quality Wine Growing Educational Arrangements by Graham- Darrell Wolff of Manteca and 94566. Order of Eastern Star, Fremont. please check the library’s website at Series. The purpose of this series is to Hitch Mortuary. Rick Wolff of Pleasanton, sisters He is survived by his children www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/services/li- assure the highest quality of wine grapes Ruth Jensen of Overland Park, Jerry K. Georgatos Sherry Lynn (Troy) Wright of brary/programs-events-child.html or and wines are produced by Livermore Valley Wine Growers and Vintners. Marilyn June Pighetti-Paiva KS, and Delores Kinkenberg of Jerry K. Georgatos, a 52-year Tracy and William (Christy) call the Children’s Desk at (925) 931- 3400 x 8. The next Quest for Excellence semi- Marilyn June Pighetti-Paiva Shawnee, KS, and grandchildren, Pleasanton resident, died Janu- Lloyd of Oakley, a sister Mamie nar will be held on Tuesday, January, was born in San Francisco on Doug, Darren, Janelle, Brittany ary 13, 2007. He was 80. Chivers Graber of Fremont; 30th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Robert Dec. 10, 1930 to Ricardo Pighetti and Aubry. He came to Pleasanton in 1955 brothers Morgan “Tony” Chivers Orchids Under the Oaks Livermore Community Center, located Orchids Under the Oaks will be held at 4444 East Avenue in Livermore. The and Irene Massoletti-Pighetti. Funeral services were held as a refugee from the earthquake of Danville and Thomas Chivers January 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 topic will focus on the “2006 Post- Her husband Lawrence “Larry” January 15 at Valley Community devastated island of Cephalonia, of San Jose, four grandchildren, p.m. at Alden Lane Nursery in Liver- Harvest Review.” Growers/vintners more are invited to join in a discussion of the Paiva preceded her in death in Church in Pleasanton. Greece. His older brother, Nick, 2 sisters-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law, 2006 Harvest with panelists. The orchid show and sale will be December 1997. Arrangements by Graham- sponsored his immigration to the as well as several nephews, hosted by California Orchid Vendors. The session will have a fee of $10 She is survived by a sister Gail Hitch Mortuary. United States. The temblor de- nieces, great nephews and great There will be educational exhibits and to help cover the cost of materials. six workshops. Brian Petraska, the Or- Please RSVP by January 26th to the Rocca and her husband Edward, stroyed virtually every house on nieces. He was preceded in death Livermore Valley Winegrowers Asso- chid Guy featured on Henry's Garden niece and her husband Laureen Wanda B. Martin the island and left several thou- by his wife Yvonne Bonnie ciation at (925) 447-WINE (9463). and Patrick Delgado; nephew Wanda B. Martin died in Wal- sand dead, among the Jerry’s fa- Loretta Chivers in 2002, a sister Leonard Rocca, grand nephew nut Creek after a long fight with ther. When Georgatos and his 2- Patsy in 205, his brother Roland Tim Rocca, grand nieces Hope chronic leukemia. She was 84. year-old son, Dean, arrived in in 2003 and his parents. Delgado, Cristel Rise-Green and The native of Waldron, AK, America, he did not speak En- Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. Thurs., her husband Scott; and great was a resident of Livermore and glish and had only $25 in his Jan. 18 at Callaghan Mortuary, grand nephews Christopher Rose former resident of Martinez. pocket. He went to work at the 3833 East Ave., Livermore. Fu- and Shane Tunney Jr. Wanda graduated from Fairview Cheese Factory in Pleasanton and neral services will be held at the Marilyn had a long history of High School in Witumica, OK. within six months brought over same location at 1 p.m. on Fri., health issues. She spent the last She was a long time member of his wife, Helen and another son, Jan. 19. Interment will be at ten years of her life at Grace Valley Christian Center in Dub- Dennis. Eight years after their Memory Gardens Cemetery in Home in Orangevale. She was lin. She enjoyed Bible study and arrival, they all became natural- Livermore. happy there and leaves many church activities, sewing, hand ized citizens. Contributions in Bill’s friends among the patients and work, gardening, travel, enter- In 1967, he left the Cheese memory to American Cancer Re- staff whom she considered fam- taining and her large family. She Factory after purchasing his own search would be appreciated by ily as they did her. retired from the Martinez School business, The Bottle Shop in Fre- the family. A private memorial service is planned. Arrangements by Callaghan Mortuary. Juanita Schenone Vidalin Livermore native and life- long resident Juanita Schenone Vidalin died January 8, 2007 at the age of 86. She was a descendant of Rob- ert Livermore. She was an elementary school teacher in Livermore and Pleas- anton for 38 years. Juanita played flute in the Livermore- Amador Symphony for 30 years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, teachers’ honor- ary society; Los Californians; and a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Catholic Parish. Her The Independent, JANUARY 18, 2007 - PAGE 7 Benefit Concert Features Award Winning Musicians The Livermore Rotary Club, of the world’s best, and most ver- ermore,” added Ferrucci. in conjunction with Fine Fretted satile, guitar instrumentalists.” “Stanley Jordan is not just a great Friends of Livermore, will host a Joining the bill is multi- musician, he’s astonishing! benefit concert featuring Muriel Grammy nominee Stanley Jor- Through the years, I’ve been able Anderson and Stanley Jordan to dan. Known for his unique style to coax world-class musicians to be held at the Livermore Perform- of ‘tap’ guitar playing, Jordan participate in this program, and ing Arts Theatre at Livermore uses the electric guitar to produce contribute to the Scholarship High School, 600 Maple Street, tones and harmonies never be- Fund. This concert will be Livermore on January 27, 2007. fore associated with the instru- among the finest we’ve ever pro- This will be Muriel ment. His technique involves duced.” Anderson’s eighth appearance tapping on the fretboard with The proceeds of this and other here in Livermore – and she never both hands at once, therefore benefit concerts go to the Liver- fails to play to a standing ova- playing multiple simultaneous more Rotary Club Music Schol- tion. lines of music. The resulting arship Fund. This fund has raised Composer and award-winning music sounds richly harmonic over $50,000, distributed to stu- guitarist Muriel Anderson has and percussive - more like a pia- dents who pursue the craft of Red Priest, known released seven CD’s in the US, nist than a guitar player. Having music as a career. as "Pirates of the three video DVDs, and is host and released 12 CDs, Jordan will pro- The concert begins at 7 p.m. Baroque," perform originator of the renowned vide his unique interpretation to at 600 Maple Street. Admission in Livermore. “Muriel Anderson’s All Star Gui- a wide range of music and musi- Stanley Jordan is known for his is $20; children under 12 admit- tar Night.” Her album cal styles. 'tap' guitar playing. ted free. Tickets are available at Heartstrings has traveled with “Mark you calendar,” says Fine Fretted Friends and Liver- the astronauts on a space shuttle Michael Ferrucci of Fine Fretted promised that we should be pre- more Trophies and Tees in down- Red Priest Gives New mission. According to the Chi- cago Tribune: “Acoustic guitar- ist Muriel Anderson... has justifi- Friends. “This is going to be a fabulous concert! We can be cer- tain that the two of them will not pared for them to dazzle us with many of their legendary duets. “Muriel Anderson always town Livermore or at the door (subject to sell-out). Refresh- ments will be available for pur- Twist to Baroque Music ably gained a reputation as one only play solo guitar, Muriel has plays to a packed house in Liv- chase. year in some of the most presti- Most people probably would equate “dull and boring” with an evening of baroque chamber gious venues in Europe, Austra- lia, the Far East, Russia and the ART & ENTERTAINMENT music. Del Valle Fine Arts is USA. International music critics Playhouse, January 12-28, 2007. Friends of the Livermore Library. Literary event at Library, Persis p.m.; doors open 6 p.m. $7 cover about to shatter that image when have described the Red Priest Karim will present her anthology, Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Information, 373-5505. plus two item minimum. Informa- it presents the internationally style as “electrifying,” “sheer “Let Me Tell you where I’ve Been: Rd., Pleasanton. Curtain time on Fri- Happy Birthday, Jackson Pollock tion Call (925) 264-4413 or e-mail daring,” “immaculately forged,” days and Saturdays is 8 p.m. and painting party. Jan. 28, 1 to 4 p.m. known British baroque ensemble New Writing by Women of the Ira- Sundays 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 for artists encourage to bring materials firstname.lastname@example.org. Red Priest. “sonically supercharged,” “bril- nian Diaspora,” at the Pleasanton Community Concerts at the Wesley Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., adults (18-60), $28 for Seniors (60+), and imitate Pollock. Bothwell Arts Red Priest’s program is boldly liant and inspired,” “deliciously and $20 for Juniors (under 18). There Center, 8th and H Streets, Livermore. Center, John McCutcheon, folk Pleasanton on Sun., Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. singer, storyteller, multi-instrumen- entitled, “Pirates of the Baroque, twisted”. The group’s extrava- She will be joined by authors Tara is a substantial discount for groups For more information, send an e- talist. Sat., Jan. 20; doors open 7:15 gantly baroque ethos is perhaps purchasing 20 or more tickets. For mail to comprised of stolen masterworks Fatemi, Esther Kamkar, and Sanaz tickets or information, call 462-2121 email@example.com, p.m., showtime 8 p.m. The Wesley and long-lost jewels of the Ba- best summed up in the words of Nikaein. All library programs are Center; 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo. free and open to all. Contact Penny or go to or call the center at 447-ARTS. roque era performed with swash- English musicologist and broad- www.pleasantonplayhouse.com. Killer Laughs Comedy Competition, General admission: Gold Circle: $40, Johnson at 925/931-3405 for more Adult: $25, Sr/Child $22 Box Office/ buckling virtuosity. The concert caster George Pratt: “If nobody information. Authors and Arts Program Series, starting Tues., Jan. 30, Tommy T’s Information: 925-229-2710 or goes over the top, how will we Jan. 18, 7 p.m. author Chef, PBS star Comedy and Steakhouse, 5104 will be Sat., Jan. 27 at the First Aftershocker, plays at Blue Bar, 2293 Joanne Weir, “Weir Cooking in the Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton; info 227- www.communityconcerts.com. Presbyterian Church, 4th and L know what lies on the other First St., Livermore, January 18, at Prometheus Symphony Orchestra, 10 p.m. City.” Livermore Library, 1188 So. 1800. Each show will feature a spe- Streets, Livermore. It begins at 8 side?” Livermore Ave. Free admission. cial guest comedian after the compe- concert Sun., Jan. 28, 3 p.m. St. Paul's Once Upon a Mattress, Pleasanton Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito p.m. “Red Priest” was the nick- tition. Presented by Laugh-A-Lot Ave., Oakland. Eric Hansen, direc- name given to Antonio Vivaldi Productions Presents. Dates for pre- This group is one of the major liminary rounds: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, tor. Music by Strauss, Kodaly and success stories on the interna- tional early music scene today. when his music was new, ground- breaking and shocking. It’s in this 'Art in the Heart of Pleasanton' 20, 27; March 6, 1; semi finals: March 20, 27; finals: April 3 featur- Tchaikovsky; guest performer Zenus Hsu, violin. Admission free; dona- vein that this extraordinary, vir- Alexander’s Main Street Gal- ing artists will also be presented. ing nine comics. All shows start 8 tions accepted. Information “There’s absolutely nothing or- lery is sponsoring an Art in Pub- The criteria for the canvas www.prometheussymphony.org. dinary about the early music en- tuoso English ensemble takes off semble Red Priest, from its quirky the kid gloves, offering up in- lic Places project, “Art in the pieces are as follows: Artists may Las Positas Choir Art Collecting 101 How to start col- lecting! A primer on the joys of Heart of Pleasanton.” paint more than 1 piece, each costumes and innovative musi- tense, dramatic and highly imagi- native performances. They have Artists are invited to partici- piece being unique. Must be a Performs Welcome collecting Topics Covered: “Where should I start?” Saturday January 20, cal arrangements to its zany sense of humor and amazing vir- been compared to groups as var- pate in this community visual arts project. The project involves painting of a red heart (s). Hearts should portray a positive out- Home Concert 2007 3-4pm. Free to the Public. Refreshments served. Worthington tuoso skills,” according to the ied as Cirque du Soleil, the Roll- The Las Positas College Gallery West, 739 J. Main St., Pleas- ing Stones and Jackson Pollock a collage of 20 to 30 canvas look (e.g., no broken hearts!). anton. Led by Claudia Hess. Virginia Gazette. pieces, consisting of individu- Materials may include Mixed Choir will perform a free "Wel- Middle school drama festival, pre- The pirates and sea theme is to explain their outstanding mu- come Home Concert" on Friday, sented by Amador Valley High sicianship and dynamism. ally painted 5” x 5” canvases that Media oils, acrylic, use of beads, evident throughout their pro- will be mounted and framed in paper, yarn, and metallic threads, January 19, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. in School Drama Department, 9:00 gram: Preludio (from Partita in E Tickets are $18 general ad- the campus library. The choir is a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on January 29 on mission, $16 for full-time college an acrylic showcase box. The (no glitter/pastels). All edges Amador's Second Stage in the multi- major BWV 1006), J S Bach; So- framed piece will vary in size, must be painted. All canvases recently back from a tour of Italy purpose room. Please see Amador nata in C Minor Op 5 No 2 La students and seniors over 62, and earlier this month, where the en- Drama's web page for more informa- free for students through high based on the number of partici- must be completed and delivered Burrasca (The Sea-Storm), pants and total number of can- to the gallery by January 31, semble was invited to sing at an tion and registration at Simonetti; Adagio, Albinoni / school. Seating is open. Indi- Epiphany Holiday Concert in www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/ vidual tickets may be purchased vases painted. Artists are encour- 2007. a v h s w e b / h a r t m a n / Giazotto; Tambourin, Jean-marie aged to paint more than one The gallery is located at 610 Rome. MiddleSchoolDramaFestival/ Leclair; Aria Amorosa, Handel; at the door, or in advance from The ensemble also performed 2007%20flyer.htm, or contact Kelsey the Book Oasis in Livermore, the piece, with each piece being Main Street in downtown Pleas- Concerto Grosso in D minor RV unique. anton. several concerts for U.S. troops Hartman, Drama Director, at 565, Vivaldi; Le Jour des Pirates, Towne Center Books in Pleasan- stationed in Italy, as well as in firstname.lastname@example.org. ton or by writing to DVFA, P.O. The project is to promote and An artist reception will be Couperin; Budro: Pirate Dance, bring awareness to the visual arts held on February 3rd, 5 to 7 p.m. some Friendship concerts with Anon; Chaconne, Vitali; Senti lo Box 2335, Livermore CA 94551. local choirs. The three remaining DVFA in the community. The plan is to to unveil the work. Mare (Listen to the Sea), Tartini; donate the completed piece to Artists interested in participat- For more information, please and Concerto in G major La concerts are the Fry Street Quar- call (925) 424-1100. Las Positas tet on March 3; Denise Djokic the community for use display at ing and who may have questions, Tempesta di Mare (The Sea a hospital, city hall, library, civic are asked to please call (925) College is located at 3033 Storm) RV 433, Vivaldi. and David Jalbert, cello and pi- Collier Canyon Road in Liver- ano duo on March 31 and Chu- art center or other location. A 846-6015 or email Formed in 1997, Red Priest plaque crediting the participat- email@example.com. more. now presents over 60 concerts a Fang Huang, piano on May 5. Poet's Showcase Honors Late Poet Laureate Two Writers Featured at Saturday Salon People Who Write and Tell Street. For more information, Poet’s Showcase will be lection of Charlene Villella’s last taught poetry workshops, and es- Stories presents its monthly Sat- contact Karen Hogan at 925 456- hosted by Pleasanton Poet Lau- poems, most of them concerning pecially enjoyed working with urday Salon on Saturday Janu- 3100 or by email at reate Cynthia Bryant on Thurs., her journey with cancer, will be young poets. She ran the poetry ary 20th at 7:30 PM at 4th Street firstname.lastname@example.org. Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Towne featured. This book contains 65 competition at the Alameda Studio, 2235 Fourth Street, in Center Books, 555 Main St., poems and a half-dozen of her County Fair for years; started the Livermore. Pleasanton in honor of Charlene nature photographs in full color. literary events which are now a Featured writers this month Villella. It was compiled over the past year tradition at Century House; and are Susan Mayall and Diana Charlene was a gifted poet and by her daughter Vicki and some was a co-founder of the annual Carey. photographer. She was the first of Char’s friends. It is published Pleasanton Poetry and Arts Fes- The public is welcome. Open Poet Laureate of Pleasanton and by Mustard Seed Press. tival. She died in April 2005 af- reading follows the featured writ- was named honorary Tri-Valley Villella was a member of the ter a long struggle with breast ers (time allowed for each writer Poet Laureate Emerita. Ina Coolbrith Circle and Crystal cancer. depends on the size of the crowd). Poems will be read and ques- Writers. Her work was published The cost of the book is $20, People are welcome to just come tions answered by her friends: in many literary journals and an- including tax. At the family’s re- and listen as well. Cynthia Bryant, Blanche Abrams, thologies, plus her own previous quest, any profit from the sale of People Who Write and Tell Cher Wollard and Connie Post. collections, and was honored the books will go to the Pleasan- Stories is sponsored by Fourth “One Poem at a Time,” a col- with numerous awards. She ton Poetry and Arts Festival. Street Studio, 2235 Fourth Unusual Characters Make for Entertaining Evening by Janet Armantrout riage” when it applies to the “facts of life” is both touching choreographer Justin Isla and “Once Upon a Mattress” is a prince. and humorous. costume designer Marianna delightful romp through the Enter Winnifred. The latest There is a strong supporting Ford. lives and loves of a kingdom princess applicant, isn’t your cast. The unique characters and Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and anxiously awaiting a real prin- usual “fairest in the land” style how they are played by the ac- Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays cess to wed the prince. They have princess. This is one with char- tors make for an entertainment through Jan. 28 at the Amador a selfish reason. No one else in acter, or in this case a princess evening at the theater. Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road, the kingdom may marry until the that is a real character, who calls “Once Upon a Mattress” is Pleasanton. Tickets are $30 for prince is wed. herself “Fred.” Winnifred, directed by Steve Shearer. The adults, $28 for seniors age 60 and The Pleasanton Playhouse played by Suzanne Henry, is a production staff includes vocal older and $20 for juniors 18 and production, which opened last zany tomboy who swims moats, director Kim Hinkley, music di- younger. Tickets are available Friday, is presented in a sea of is loud and is brave. And the rector Dean Christman, choreog- at 925-462-2121 or color and movement with a tal- prince likes her. rapher Christina Lazo, assistant www.pleasantonplayhouse.com. ented cast. Prince Dauntless (Tomas The play is based on the Theriot) begins the play as a fairytale, “The Princess and the mama’s boy. As his feelings for Pea.” It’s all about a potential “Fred” blossom, he becomes princess who is deemed sensitive more and more independent. In enough to be worthy of marriage the end, he stands up to his to a prince because a single pea mother. placed beneath 20 mattresses is Scheming to help “Fred” past enough to disturb her slumber. the latest test are lady-in-waiting Twelve princesses have al- Lady Larken (Julie Dahms), who ready failed to pass a test to de- finds herself in a family way and termine whether or not she is a wants to marry her lover Sir Harry “real” princess. The queen and (Robert Sholty). There is the the court wizard devise the tests, easy-going jester (Tom Reardon), which are impossible to pass. who shines in the song-and- Losers are sent home with a con- dance number, "Very Soft Shoes;” solation prize, a rubber chicken. and a smooth-singing minstrel The scheming Queen (Jesse Garcia), with a wonderful Aggravain (Cynthia Myers), tenor voice. while appearing to be sincere in The King (Mark Hinds) pan- her efforts to find her son a wife, tomimes his way through the per- finds it almost impossible to formance. A segment where he even pronounce the word “mar- tries to convey to his son the PAGE 8 - The Independent, JANUARY 18, 2007 Please read the book. fundamentals of hitting, fielding, throwing essary. Contact Fred Norman January 27th, 7 PM, at the IBEW Hall, 6250 BULLETIN BOARD ClutterLess (CL) is a nonprofit, peer- based, self-help, support group for people with difficulty discarding unwanted posses- sions. Cluttering is a psychological issue, and base running. Tri-Valley School of Baseball. Open to ages 5 to 13. Limited to 100. Fund-raising for the Livermore Valley Charter School. Camp held at the school, 543 Fnorman300@aol.com for more informa- tion. Livermore Amateur Radio Klub, (LARK) an ARRL affiliated radio club, holds Village Parkway, Dublin. Meet & greet starts at 6:30 PM. This event is open to the public, free or $2.00 donation, wheelchair accessible, convenient parking, and snacks and bever- Organizations wishing to run notices in email@example.com. not an organizing issue. Meetings are every Sonoma Ave., Livermore. Applications at monthly meetings on the third Saturday of ages provided. For more information, call Bulletin Board, send information to PO Box Health care for all Californians will be Monday 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Pleasanton 209-4697. each month, 9:30 a.m. city council chambers, 925-462-3459. 1198, Livermore, CA 94551, in care of the topic discussed at the League of Women Presbyterian Church, Rm 7, 4300 Mirador Seminar, World School of Massage and 3575 Pacific Ave., Livermore. January 20 RELIGION Bulletin Board. Include name of organiza- Voters Livermore-Amador Valley public Drive. Just come, or call 925-297-9246 Holistic Healing Arts will offer a free public meeting - all interested persons of all ages Unitarian Universalist, 1893 N. Vasco tion, meeting date, time, place and theme or meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January Livermore Peripheral Neuropathy seminar titled “My Feet Feel Great” from invited, licensed or not. There is also an Rd., Livermore. Topic for Jan. 21 is "Years subject. Phone number and contact person 20. Pat Snyder from the League of Women Support Group, meets the fourth Tuesday 4:30 to 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 25th. earlybird breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. at of New Foundations - the 1950s." Eric Meter should also be included. Voters California Health Care Committee of each moth, 10 a.m. at Heritage Estates The seminar is taught by Patricia Cramer, the Baker's Square, 1116 Stanley Blvd., Liver- will preside. Information 447-8747. A Community says Good-bye - The will discuss the provisions fo SB 840 (Kuehl) Retirement Community, 900 E. Stanley owner and founder of World School. Attend- more. The club periodically runs license Third Friday Night Labyrinth Walks, memorial to Barbara Bunshah will continue which passed both houses of the legislature Blvd., Livermore. For more information, ees will learn daily self-care and specialized testing sessions, and also a one-day license 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Open to the public, the with photographs and an exhibit of a few of last year, but was vetoed by the Governor. The contact Lorene Stack, 447-6158, or Ann self-foot massage techniques. The school is preparation class that precedes a testing walk takes place on the 11-circuit Chartres- her favorite things at the Carnegie History OneCareNow Campaign DVD will also be Laye, 443-4098. located at 699 Peters Ave., Ste.A. Info: 461- session. Also: swap meet/flea market once a style labyrinth in the courtyard, accessible Center, located on 3rd St. between J and K shown. The public is invited to bring a brown Livermore Library board meeting, 2533 or www.worldschoolmassage.com. month except Dec., Jan. and Feb. at Robertson from the 4th St. entrance. The walks are St., Livermore. The Carnegie is open Wed. bag lunch and beverage to this meeting in the Thurs., Jan. 25, 7 p.m. at the Civic Center Tri-Valley Group of Sierra Club, Park, Livermore. For information go to enhanced by candlelight and include medita- - Sun., 11:30am - 4:00pm. For more infor- Pleasanton Gardens senior housing commu- Library, 1188 So. Livermore Ave. An agenda invites members and friends to a meeting- www.livermoreark.org, or contact the club tive music. If you would like more informa- mation call Livermore Heritage Guild at 449- nity room, 251 Kottinger Drive, Pleasanton. will be posted at the library 72 hours prior to social on Tues., Jan. 23, 7 p.m. at the presdent, George Moorehead KG6WIU at tion about these walks or about labyrinths in 9927 Livermore Valley Business and Pro- the meeting. Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 So. firstname.lastname@example.org or Public informa- general, please contact Judy Hughes, laby- Mentor Training, Pleasanton Unified fessional Women, meet Thurs., Jan. 25 at Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Livermore Ave. Special presentation on the tion officer Chuck Harding K6CKT at rinth facilitator, 925-485-2524, or the church has implemented a pilot mentoring program Nordstrom Cafe, Stoneridge Mall, Pleasan- Club, Sat., Jan. 20, 47 miles Moraga loop, history of the Tesla Mines and former town- email@example.com or 373-9976. office, 925-447-2078. for students at our high schools. The District ton. Public is invited. Program is Workplace meet at 10 a.m. at the Railroad Museum in site will be offered by historian and geologist Pleasanton Reads, Adult volunteers are Tri-Valley Unity Church meets at the is seeking adult volunteers who would be Etiquette and Image presented by Sylvia Danville, Jonathan Quist, 510-881-5295. Dan Moser. Plans for local hikes and bike needed for the Pleasanton Public Library’s Radisson Hotel, 6680 Regional St., Dublin. willing to provide an additional support Montgomery, CEO of Best Impressions Sun., Jan. 21, 34 miles San Ramon Center rides will be discussed. Refreshments and adult literacy program called “Pleasanton Sunday service and children’s school at 10 system for students that is tailored to their Image and Etiquette coaching and training. Park to Sunrise Bakery, meet at 10 a.m., Peter conviviality provided. Info: Janis Kate-Turner Reads.” The next training dates are Monday, a.m. Ongoing classes and groups. All are needs and interests. The next training ses- Dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner and program $18. Rathmann, 828-1973. Wed., Jan. 24, 25 443-4372. January 22, from 7pm until 8:30pm in the welcome. Rev. Mary Anne Harris, minister. sions for potential mentors, provided by RSVP to Mona at 829-3505 by Jan. 22. miles Moraga Commons to the Willows Golf California Writers Club Library’s large meeting room, and Saturday, Call (925) 829-2733 or visit Amador Valley Adult and Community Edu- The Political Book Group will meet at Course, meet 10 a.m., Jennifer Burton, 455- (www.trivalleywriters.com), Saturday, Janu- January 27, from 9:30 until 3:30. Training, www.trivalleyunity.com cation, are scheduled for Tuesday, January 7-9pm on Tuesday, January 23 in the Board 8228. Anyone planning to go on a ride is ary 20, from 11:30a.m. to 2:30p.m. author materials and ongoing support are all free. Catholic Community of Pleasanton, 23, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., and Tuesday, January Room of the Livermore Public Library. This asked to call the leader for details on where Maureen Biro’s two hour intensive work- Volunteers generally meet once per week to bereavement support ministry meetings on 30, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in the Bernal month’s discussion will center on “Armed to meet and what to bring. shop, “DreamCrafting: A Writer’s Guide to help another adult improve English language Jan. 25; Feb. 8, 22; March 8, 22; and April Room at the PUSD District Offices, 4665 Madhouse” by Greg Palast. The aim is to Baseball Training Camp, featuring Understanding and Utilizing the Power of skills. Please call 931-3411 to sign up or ask 12 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton in the Bernal Avenue. For more information or to understand the subject from as many direc- professional instruction directed by MLB Dreams.” Luncheon held at Girasole Grille, questions; students are waiting! chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. All register for the training sessions, please tions as possible. Everybody is welcome. (Major League Baseball) scout Brian 3180 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. $18 “Hearts and Minds,” a chronicle of the are welcome. Questions? Please call Kim at contact Cleo at (925) 426-4321 or Different points of view are encouraged. Kohndrow. Sun., Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. member/$30 nonmember. Reservations nec- Vietnam War, will be shown on Saturday, 735-3741. GOOD NEIGHBOR CLASSIFIEDS hereby registered by the fol- Signature of Registrant: Janet Sue Moorehead, 5747 Pleasanton, CA 94588 LEASE, LEASEHOLD IM- LEGAL NOTICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS lowing owner (s): /s/:David Voltz and Gregory N. Vasco Road, Livermore, CA TO ALL INTERESTED PROVEMENTS, ABC LICENSE AUTOS/MOTORCYCLES/RV/ 68)HAIR SERVICES NAME STATEMENT Renee Needens, 1745 94551 PERSONS: & ALL OTHER ASSETS OFTHE SUV/TRUCKS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS FILE NO. 389623 Voltz Stylists & Salon Manage- NAME STATEMENT Linden Street, Livermore, CA This statement was filed with This business is conducted 1.Petitioner: Donna Wing and BUSINESS KNOWN AS: Perry ment. Great wage, bonuses, The following person (s) 94550 7)AUTOS WANTED FILE NO. 388700 the County Clerk of Alameda by:an individual Syed Adnan Asar filed a peti- Liquor benefits. Lowe’s Livermore doing business as Mikes This business is conducted The registrant commenced to tion with this court for a decree AND ARE LOCATED AT: 1522 The following person (s) do- County on January 3, 2007. DONATE VEHICLE, running or Great Clips. Call Carleigh Livermore Transmission, by:an individual transact business under the changing names as follows: Railroad Ave., Livermore, CA ing business as Douglas De- Expires January 3, 2012. not ACCEPTED! Free Towing. (877) 631-4995 3521 First Street, Livermore, Registrant has not yet begun fictitious business name or Present Name: 94550. signs, 3567 Touriga Dr., Pleas- The Independent Legal No. Tax Deductible. Noahs Arc - CA 94551 is hereby registered to transact business under the names listed above on May 9, Kiran Sophia Asar (a) The place and date on or 71) HELP WANTED anton, CA 94566 is hereby 2105. Publish January 18, 25, Support No Kill Shelters, Ani- by the following owner (s): fictitious business name or 2006. Proposed Name: after which, the Bulk Sale is to registered by the following February 1, 8, 2007 mal Rights, Research to E L E C T R I C I A N Kenneth Leake 3836 names listed. Signature of Registrant: Sophia Kiran Asar be consummated: owner (s): Advance Veterinary APPRENTICES. Hands-on MacGregor, Livermore, CA Signature of Registrant: FICTITOUS BUSINESS /s/:Janet Sue Moorehead 2. THE COURT ORDERS that Business & Escrow Service Douglas Terry Pearson, 3567 Treatment/Cures.1-866-912- exp as an electrician in 94551 /s/:Renee Needens NAME STATEMENT This statement was filed with all persons interested in this Center, Inc. 3031 Tisch Way, Touriga Dr., Pleasanton, CA., GIVE. (CAL*SCAN) appliances, power genera- This business is conducted This statement was filed with FILE NO. 389710 the County Clerk of Alameda matter shall appear before this Suite 310 San Jose, CA 94566 by:an individual The following person (s) 8)TRANSPORTATION tion, & lighting. No exp. nec. This business is conducted the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 4, 2007. court at the hearing indicated 95128 on or before February Under age 34 w/H.S. diploma. The registrant commenced to County on January 9, 2007. doing business as A+ Carpet Expires January 4, 2012. below to show cause, if any, 5, 2007 by:an individual transact business under the Care 1365 Whispering Oak 04 Lexus GX470~Factory Call 1-800-345-6289. Registrant has not yet begun Expires January 9, 2012. The Independent Legal No. why the petition for change of (b)The last date to file claims Warranty~1 Owner~35k (CAL*SCAN) fictitious business name or The Independent Legal No. Way, Pleasanton, CA 94566 is 2108. Publish January 18, 25, name should not be granted. is February 2, 2007, unless to transact business under the names listed above on Janu- hereby registered by the fol- miles. Email me at fictitious business name or 2102. Publish January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 2007. NOTICE OF HEARING there is a liquor license firstname.lastname@example.org Place your ad here call ary 2, 2007. February 1, 8, 2007. lowing owner (s): a.Date: 2/13/07 Time: 2:00PM transferring in which case Barbara 925 243-8000 or names listed. Signature of Registrant: Michael Ramsey 1365 Whis- ORDERTO SHOW CAUSE 9) USED AUTOS Signature of Registrant: Dept: 707 claims may be filed until the go on-line at /s/:Kenneth Leake FICTITIOUS BUSINESS pering Oak Way, Pleasanton, FOR CHANGE OF NAME www.independentnews.com /s/: Doug Pearson NAME STATEMENT b.The address of the court is: date the license transfers. SELLYOUR USED CAR HERE. This statement was filed with CA 94566 Case No. VG06303888 5672 Stoneridge Drive, Escrow No:3079-GA Also available pay by Credit This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda FILE NO. 389902 This business is conducted SUPERIOR COURT OF Call Barbara at 925-243- the County Clerk of Alameda Pleasanton, CA 94588 The Independent Legal No. Card for Classified and County on January 2, 2007. The following person (s) by:an individual CALIFORNIA 8000 or go to County on December 5, 2006. 3a.A copy of this Order To 2101. Publish January 18, Display Ads. Expires January 2, 2012. doing business as Valley Registrant has not yet begun COUNTY OF ALAMEDA www.independentnews.com Expires December 5, 2011. Perks, 2326 Alsace Court, Show Cause shall be 2007. Pay by Credit Card for any The Independent Legal No. to transact business under the 5672 Stoneridge Drive 72) HELP WANTED/DRIVERS The Independent Legal No. published at least once each Classified or Display ads. 2098. Publish January 11, 18, Livermore, CA 94550 is fictitious business name or Pleasanton, CA 94588 week for four consecutive ANIMALS/PETS DRIVER: Don’t Just Start Your 2091. Publish December 28, 25, February 1, 2007. hereby registered by the names listed. TO ALL INTERESTED 2006, January 4, 11, 18, 2007. following owner (s): PERSONS: weeks prior to the date set for 1) CATS/DOGS EMPLOYMENT Career, Start It Right! FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Signature of Registrant: hearing on the petition in the Company Sponsored CDL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Maria Mancini, 2326 Alsace /s/:Michael J. Ramsey Petitioner ADOPT A DOG OR CAT, for 56) ADULT CARE NAME STATEMENT Court, Livermore, CA 94550 following newspaper of training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. NAME STATEMENT This statement was filed with Subadra Subramanian filed a general circulation, printed in adoption information contact FILE NO. 389765 This business is conducted CAREGIVERS NEEDED for el- Have CDL? Tuition FILE NO. 389192 the County Clerk of Alameda petition with this court for a de- the county: Valley Humane Society at 925 The following person (s) by:an individual der care. Light housekeeping Reimbursement! The following person (s) do- County on January 4, 2007. cree changing names as fol- The Independent 426-8656. email@example.com 1-800-781- doing business as Les Registrant has not yet begun lows: errands transportation meal ing business as Cafe Chenes State Vineyards, 5562 Expires January 4, 2012. Dated:December 28, 2006 2778. (CAL*SCAN) to transact business under the The Independent Legal No. Present Name: Adopt a new best friend: prep personal care. Please fax Paradiso, 53A Wright Broth- Victoria Lane, Livermore, CA /s/:Jacob Blea III TVAR, the Tri-Valley Animal resume 925 371-8118 ers Ave., Livermore, CA 94551 fictitious business name or 2106. Publish January 18, 25, Subadra Subramanian DRIVER:TAKE CARE of your 94550 is hereby registered by names listed. Judge Of The Superior Court Rescue, offers animals for is hereby registered by the February 1, 8, 2007. Proposed Name: The Independent Legal No. 60) BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Family. Join ours. Consistent the following owner (s): Signature of Registrant: Subadra Nithyananda Meera adoption every Saturday and following owner (s): 2094. Published January 4, 11, Sunday, excluding most holi- miles, regional and dedicated Tenuta Vineyards, 633 Kalthoff /s/:Maria Mancini FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Subramanian ALL CASH CANDY Route. Do runs. Company paid Commer- Hala Aboujudom,1904 Common, Livermore, CA NAME STATEMENT 18, 25, 2007 days. On Saturdays from 9:30 This statement was filed with 2. THE COURT ORDERS that you earn $800 in a day? 30 cial Drivers License training. Armondo Court, Pleasanton, 94550 FILE NO. 389784 am to 1:00 pm, both dogs and machines and candy for CA 94566 the County Clerk of Alameda all persons interested in this NOTICETO CREDITORS OF cats are available at the Pleas- www.Swift Trucking.Jobs.com This business is conducted County on January 8, 2007. The following person (s) matter shall appear before this BULK SALE $9,995. MultiVend LLC, 880 1-866-476-6828. EOE. Daoud Aboujudom, 1904 by:an individual doing business as Fast anton Farmers Market at W. An- Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY 1- Armondo Court, Pleasanton, Expires January 8, 2012. court at the hearing indicated (SECS. 6104, 6105 U.C.C. & gela and First Streets. Two lo- (CAL*SCAN) Registrant has not yet begun The Independent Legal Response, 7898 Medinah Ct., below to show cause, if any, B & P 24073 et seq.) 888-625-2405. (CAL*SCAN) CA 94566 to transact business under the cations will showcase cats No.2103. Publish January 18, Pleasanton, CA 94577 is why the petition for change of Notice is hereby giving to credi- only: Petsmart in Dublin from DRIVER - $5K SIGN-ON Bonus This business is conducted fictitious business name or START YOUR OWN Land- 25, February 1, 8, 2007. hereby registered by the name should not be granted. tors of the within names seller 12:00 to 4:00 and the Pet Food scape Curbing Business- High for Experienced Teams, Temp by:husband and wife names listed. following owner (s): Control, Dedicated (guaran- Registrant has not yet begun NOTICE OF HEARING that a sale that may constitute Express in Livermore from Demand. Low Overheads. Signature of Registrant: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Alan Duncan Bayley, 7898 1:00 to 4:00. On Sundays, cats teed miles), Regional, (home to transact business under the a.Date: 2/13/07 Time: 2:00PM a bulk sale has been or will be High Profit. Training Available. /s/:Nancy Tenuta NAME STATEMENT Medinah Ct., Pleasanton, CA are available at Petsmart in Priced from $12,000.1-800- weekly). Solos, Teams, CDL-A fictitious business name or FILE NO. 390114 Dept: 707 made. This statement was filed with 94588 b.The address of the court is: The individuals, partnership, Dublin from 1:00 to 4:00, and 6 6 7 - 5 3 7 2 . Grads, L/P, O/Os. Covenant 1- names listed. the County Clerk of Alameda The following person (s) This business is conducted Petco in San Ramon from w w w. E d g e M a s t e r. n e t 866-684-2519 EOE. Signature of Registrant: doing business as Mediaspex, 5672 Stoneridge Drive, or corporate names and the County on January 4, 2007. by:an individual Pleasanton, CA 94588 business addresses of the 11:00 to 3:00. For more infor- (CAL*SCAN) (CAL*SCAN) /s/:Hala Aboujudom and Expires January 4, 2012. 4621 Gerrilyn Way #111, The registrant commenced to mation, call TVAR at (925) 803- Daoud Aboujudom Livermore, CA 94550 is 3a.A copy of this Order To seller are: BE WARY of out of area com- DRIVER-EXPERIENCED & The Independent Legal No. transact business under the 7043 or visit our website at This statement was filed with hereby registered by the Show Cause shall be Jaswant Singh Kang panies. Check with the local Trainees Needed. Earn up to 2099. Publish January 11, 18, fictitious business name or www.tvar.org the County Clerk of Alameda following owner (s): published at least once each 1522 Railroad Ave., Better Business Bureau before $40k+ next year. No Experi- 25, February 1, 2007. names listed above on March week for four consecutive Livermore, CA 94550 County on December 19, Bryan W. Jensen, 4621 Lost an family pet? Found an you send any money or fees. ence required. $0 down. CDL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 19, 2001. weeks prior to the date set for The individuals, partnership, animal? Free Section. Call Read and understand any 2006. Expires December 19, Gerrilyn Way #111, Signature of Registrant: Training Available. Central Re- 2011. NAME STATEMENT hearing on the petition in the or corporate names and the Barbara 925 243-8000 to let contracts before you sign. frigerated 1-800-727-5865 Livermore, CA 94550 /s/:Alan Bayley Shop around for rates. The Independent Legal No. FILE NO. 389140 This business is conducted following newspaper of business addresses of the 46,000 households know! x4779. (CAL*SCAN) The following person (s) This statement was filed with general circulation, printed in buyer are: 2092. Publish December 28, by:an individual the County Clerk of Alameda 2006. January 4, 11, 18, 2007. doing business as J-2 Registrant has not yet begun the county: Harjinder Singh Document Signing, 4623 Nicol County on January 9, 2007. The Independent 6067 Garvenda Rach FICTITIOUS BUSINESS to transact business under the Expires January 9, 2012. Common #109, Livermore, CA Dated:December 27, 2006 Livermore, Ca 94550 NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 389362 94550 is hereby registered by the following owner (s): fictitious business name or name listed. Signature of Registrant: The Independent Legal No. 2107. Publish January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 2007. /s/:Jacob Blea III Judge Of The Superior Court As listed by the seller, all other business names and ad- GUIDE TO The following person (s) do- ing business as Little Caesars Pizza, 1092 E. Stanley Blvd., Janet Mariea Gregory McCarroll, 4623 Nicol Com- mon #109, Livermore, CA /s/:Bryan W. Jensen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The Independent Legal No. 2093. Published January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 2007 dresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or OPEN HOMES Livermore, CA 94550 is 94550 FILE NO. 389692 delivered to the buyer are: hereby registered by the fol- County on January 11, 2007. ORDERTO SHOW CAUSE This business is conducted Expires January 11, 2012. The following person (s) do- NONE KNOWN lowing owner (s): FOR CHANGE OF NAME The assets sold or to be sold by:an individual The Independent Legal No. ing business as JAN MOR SVS, Case No. VG06304068 Satgur Interprises LLC, 1092 Registrant has not yet begun 5747 N. Vasco Road, Liver- are described in general E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore, CA 2104. Publish January 18, 25, SUPERIOR COURT OF to transact business under the February 1, 8, 2007. more, Ca 94551 is hereby as:ALL FURNITURE, FIX- 94550 CALIFORNIA TURES, EQUIPMENT, fictitious business name or registered by the following COUNTY OF ALAMEDA This business is conducted names listed. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS owner (s): TRADENAME, GOODWILL, by:limited liability company NAME STATEMENT 5672 Stoneridge Drive Signature of Registrant: Registrant has not yet begun /s/:Janet Mariea Gregory- FILE NO. 389662-389663 to transact business under the McCarroll The following person (s) fictitious business name or This statement was filed with doing business as (1)Voltz names listed. the County Clerk of Alameda Home Repair, (2) Signature of Registrant: County on December 15, Accessability Solutions, 849 E. /s/:Guruinder Singh 2006. Expires December 14, Stanley Blvd. #436, Livemore, This statement was filed with 2011. CA 94550 is hereby registered the County Clerk of Alameda The Independent Legal No. by the following owner (s): County on December 22, 2100. Publish January 11, 18, David Voltz, 973 Coronado 2006. Expires December 22, 25, February 1, 2007. Way, Livermore, CA 94550 2011. Gregory Voltz, 973 Coronado The Independent Legal No. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Way, Livermore, CA 94550 2095. Publish January 4, 11, NAME STATEMENT This business is conducted 18, 25, 2007 FILE NO. 389990 by:a general partnership The following person (s) do- Registrant has not yet begun FICTITIOUS BUSINESS ing business as 34th Street NAME STATEMENT to transact business under the Gifts, 1745 Linden Street, fictitious business name or FILE NO. 388944 Livermore, CA 94550 is The following person (s) do- names listed. ing business as At Ease, 764- C Hayes Ave., Livermore, CA. 94550 is hereby registered by the following owner (s): Mary Elizabeth Binder, 764-C Hayes Ave., Livermore, CA 94550 This business is conducted by:an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on July 26, 1995. Signature of Registrant: /s/:Mary Elizabeth Binder This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on December 12, 2006. Expires December 12, 2011. The Independent Legal No. 2096. Publish January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 389271 The following person (s) do- ing business as American In- dustrial Equipment, LLC, 4749-G Bennett Drive, Liver- more, CA 94551 is hereby registered by the following owner (s): American Industrial Equip- ment, LLC, 3346 Rockingham Court, Livermore, CA 94550 This business is conducted by:limited liability company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on De- cember 4, 2001. Signature of Registrant: /s/:Michael J. Branco This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on December 20, 2006. Expires December 20, 2011. The Independent Legal No. 2097. Publish January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2007. The Independent, JANUARY 18, 2007 - PAGE 9 CLASSIFIEDS 72) HELP WANTED/DRIVERS 152) MISCELLANEOUS “FOR SALE WITH OWNER” 174)OUT OF STATE SO. 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PAGE 10 - The Independent, JANUARY 18, 2007 Livermore School District to Name Community Powers to Present Program on Their Walk Across America Learning Center in Honor of Nancy Steele Pleasanton residents Ken and averaged over 21 miles per day By Patricia Koning The community learning cen- ting of the portables and sur- and earn units towards elemen- Marcia Powers will speak on the and took only 4 days off. ter is comprised of five portable rounding plaza to make them tary, middle, or high school di- topic, “Gotta Walk on the Ameri- There will be a gear demon- Nancy Steele, principal of Vineyard Elementary and High classrooms and one restroom por- permanent. plomas. The Mexican consulate can Discovery Trail,” at the stration from 7 to 7:30 p.m. fol- table located behind Marylin “Since Nancy Steele is a stal- plans to send a representative to Pleasanton Library on Thurs., lowed by a slide show from 7:30 School and the Livermore Adult Community Education program, Avenue Elementary School. The wart of the Livermore Rotary the dedication ceremony for the Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. portables were placed on the Club that provided some of the center. The American Discovery Trail The presentation will be in the may be receiving recognition that many feel is long overdue. school site in 2004 to serve as funding for this project, it is dou- One of the portables will be is a coast-to-coast, non-motor- meeting room at the library, 400 temporary classrooms during bly appropriate to give the cen- used to provide babysitting ser- ized trail stretching 4,900 miles Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Steele has been with the District since 1965 and Vineyard Princi- Marylin’s remodeling. ter her name,” said trustee Kate vices for children of Adult Edu- through 13 states. In 2005 Pleas- The program is free and open After the remodel was finished Runyon. cation participants. Another por- anton residents Marcia and Ken to all. No registration required. pal for 20 years. At least week’s Livermore in 2006, the Livermore School The portables and surround- table houses a restroom for staff Powers became the first hikers to The Friends of the Pleasan- District was awarded a U.S. De- ing plaza form a community and participants, so the program complete the entire length of the ton Library is sponsoring the Board of Education meeting, Kelly Bowers, Director of Cur- partment of Housing and Urban learning center devoted to pre-K can operate entirely independent trail in one continuous hike. Dur- program. For more information, Development grant from City of through adult specialized pro- of the adjacent elementary ing their 7 ½ month hike they call Penny Johnson, 931-3405. riculum and Special Projects, presented a proposal to name a Livermore and a Livermore Ro- grams. The center houses the school. new community learning center tary Foundation grant to purchase Migrant Education Preschool, Programs at the new learning in honor of Steele. four of the used portables. Nancy General Education Development center are already underway. It “I think this is a wonderful Steele was instrumental in ac- (GED) Examination preparation, will be dedicated in a formal rec- thing to do for Nancy,” said quiring additional Adult Educa- and Adult Education English as ognition and celebratory Grand Board president Bill Dunlop. tion funds to purchase the addi- a Second Language (ESL), Civ- Opening event this spring. “She put a lot of effort into ex- tional portables. The District’s ics, Computer Skills, and Basic Before the Board can adopt panding this program. This learn- Facilities Department contrib- Literacy classes. the recommended name – the ing center is something our Dis- uted to the upgrade and retrofit- The center will also be home Nancy Steele Community Cen- trict needs.” to a unique program through the ter/Plaza Comunitaria Nancy Mexican Consulate’s Instituto Steele – it must be considered at Nacional para la Educación de two consecutive Board meetings los Adultos (INEA) that enables with time allowed for public re- participants to finish education sponse. The first meeting took that was started in Mexico. Stu- place last week and the second dents take classes via computer will be held on Jan. 23. Valley View Students Plan Program To Honor Martin Luther King Students at Valley View El- families and any historical tid- ementary School will present, bits on a display board in the “We are the Dream,” a program school lobby. in recognition of Dr. Martin Students have also been work- Luther King Day. The presenta- ing on writing project related to tion will be Fri., Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. the theme, We are the Dream. On The program is a culmination a special visit from Kaiser of activities at the school, home Permanente in Oakland, Dr. Jose Foothill High School band marching in the Fiesta Bowl Parade. to more than 700 students, almost Juan Guerra, Dr. Nora Garcia- half enrolled in Pleasanton Zepeda, and Dr. Todd Foster will Unified’s dual immersion pro- attend the program and stay at BAND (continued from page one) gram. In addition to the presen- tation of a play, the performance the school to visit classrooms and attend a special luncheon. of a new song, “Make a Differ- School district and city officials Stadium. The national competi- We won seven competitions be- ence,” and a recitation of Dr. have been invited to attend as tion was created by the Fiesta fore the Fiesta Bowl, all of them King’s famous speech, students well. Bowl committee. in California.” and families have been encour- Valley View Elementary Moorefield said that as far as The band has 250 members, aged to attend in clothing that School is located at 480 Adams he knows, there is no official na- including the color guard and reflects their own ethnic or cul- Way in Pleasanton. Further infor- tional championship created by flag girls. tural heritage. They have been in- mation is available by calling the any band associations. The band traveled by bus to vited to share pictures of their school at (925) 426-4230. Competing bands came from Phoenix. It took 17 hours, be- throughout the United States. in- cause of a detour to avoid snow cluding Florida, New York, North in the Tehachapi. Bus travel was Carolina, Nevada and Arkansas. much better on the way back. In the parade competition, There was a stop at Foothill scored first in all of the Disneyland. The Foothill band categories, including music, had the honor of leading the last marching, showmanship, and parade of the year at Disneyland overall best band. Moorefield on New Year’s Eve. The band also said, “It’s a fantastic experience appeared in the Fiesta Bowl two for the kids. It’s the first time the years ago, and has been to the band has won a national cham- Tournament of Roses parade five pionship. They have done very times, which is more than any well this year. The band is unde- other band from northern Cali- feated this year in competition. fornia.
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