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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)
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                                                                            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 am3homan@yahoo.com.)                           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
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  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-
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                                                                                                        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
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SPORTS NOTES
Tri-Valley Rugby                                     game whistle sounded and the 3-1 victory was        cluded a key pair of free throws. Eli Smith,       (7.4) VAULT - Jason Phillips - 4th place (7.8)    Maple and 3rd streets, Livermore. Questions,       447-3190.
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    Tri-Valley Vikings Rugby Club is in its               The Rage now advances to the Final Four        defense for SM/SC and added 2 points each.         place (7.9) HIGH BAR - Jason Phillips - 2nd
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Valley, Dublin, Foothill, Granada and Liv-           27. Top Offensive Players: Stephanie Little,        with 10 points, Jacob Weiss with 6, and
                                                                                                         Colin Carey with 4 points.
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ermore high schools. Beginners are welcome.          Jessie Hopson; Top Defensive Players: Megan                                                            - Patrick Corona (7.8) POMMEL - Patrick                A three day camp will be conducted by         Championship Tournament will be held at
Must be 14 to 18 years old.                          Ash, Autumn Whitney, Megan Clark, Aria                              •        •       •                 Corona (6.4) RINGS - Patrick Corona (6.3)
                                                                                                              SM/SC 4th grade boys (#411) vs St.                                                              Foothill High School varsity baseball coach,       The Course at Wente Vineyards from March
    Practices are Sunday, Tuesday and Thurs-         Crawford.                                                                                              VAULT - Patrick Corona (6.6) PARALLEL             Brian Freitas, the coaching staff and varsity      29 – April 1.
day afternoons. Season runs from February                                                                Raymond's (#414) lost 10 to 15. SM/SC              BARS - Patrick Corona - 8th place (7.4)
                                                          Pleasanton Rage U12 Div 1 traveled to          played strong defense but couldn’t get their                                                         players.                                               This tournament showcases the PGA
through April, including tournaments.                San Bernadino for the Celtic Cup making it                                                             HIGH BAR - Patrick Corona (5.1) ALL
                                                                                                         shots to fall. Michael Pierce (6 pts, 4 steals),   AROUND - Patrick Corona (39.6).                        The 13th Annual Baseball Wintercamp is        Nationwide Tour featuring “up and coming”
Coaches are licensed for coaching and refer-         to the Championship game. 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)
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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-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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
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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
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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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              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 ponyperf@comcast.net 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
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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.                                                               kadelman@livermore.k12.ca.us.
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       ehofstadt@ci.pleasanton.ca.us.
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
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                                                                                 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     john@laughalotproductions.com.
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     bothwell@livermoreperformingarts.org,    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         khartman@pleasanton.k12.ca.us.
                                      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-         alexandersgallery@sbcglobal.net.          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         4thstreetstudio@pacbell.net.
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
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                                                                                                     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       cfoster@pleasanton.k12.ca.us.                     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.               kg6wiul@comcast.net 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-            k6ckt@arrl.net 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            susanbroatch@googlemail.com         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.                                                              wgreen@crst.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



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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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