VOLUME XLV, NUMBER 16 Your Local News Source Since 1963 SERVING LIVERMORE • PLEASANTON • SUNOL THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008 Livermore’s Oldest Landscape Has A Web Page By Ron McNicoll site, which is just north of a short, other places in California. The Friends want to see the help residents of the Valley learn Friends of Springtown Pre- blocked off stub of Hartford Av- It is the last real desert envi- city conduct improved enforce- what a rare resource they have. serve are making their cause more enue at the edge of Springtown. ronment left in Alameda County. ment protecting the sensitive It’s easy to dismiss the pre- visible by launching a web page Announcements of birding trips Its landscape goes back thou- habitat. A visitor there will see serve as “wasteland,” as many about the wild beauty of in the Valley also will be posted. sands of years, said Steve bare land about 200 feet long and city dwellers, accustomed to wa- Livermore’s last remaining an- The Springtown Preserve, Edwards, a botanist who is a spe- 30 or 40 feet wide, carved out by tered lawns sometimes do. cient wildflower landscape. which includes about 300 acres, cialist in East Bay flora. It’s re- recreation vehicles, which clearly Edwards, the botany expert, The page’s address is has been visited by bird and ally the oldest preserved aspect are banned. Other areas have wrote in a recent newsletter that www.springtownpreserve.org. wildflower enthusiasts from all of Livermore, and was there long shown scars from the same kind “Springtown is a place that most There are a variety of pages to over the world, said Rich before Robert Livermore began of use. of the world considers a waste, a view at the site, including impres- Cimino, one of the members of herding cattle there in 1831, Besides convincing the city place to be ground into dust and Drop off used electronic sive digital photos of snowy the group. It’s one aspect of the stated Edwards. to tighten enforcement, the reshaped according to paltry de- equipment at the free E-Waste egrets, teals, and pheasants, all wild area that Livermore could The birds on the Friends of Friends group wants to use the sires. For me that makes it all the Collection slated for April 18- photographed by members Marie exploit as a part of its tourism Springtown Preserve’s web page positive encouragement of work- more a place ‘not of this world’ 20 at the Alameda County Ko and Patti Cole. campaign, he added. The land aren’t the only photos. Others ing with the school district to — irresistible to an ecological Fairgrounds. The event is There is a message board that is host to many species of birds show remnants of a Fourth of July bring students into the preserve, contemplative. So the (Livermore will inform the public about op- and rare plants, including sev- party by trespassers, and house- so they can learn about the birds summer) heat becomes pure plea- sponsored by the City of portunities to take tours of the eral found only in a couple of hold trash illegally dumped. and plants. Adult tours will also (See PRESERVE, page 4) Pleasanton and Electronic Waste Management. Earth Day Pleasanton Hillside Events Set The Livermore Area Recre- ation and Park District invites Initiative Turned In Save Pleasanton’s Hills and Save Pleasanton’s Hills and Hous- the community to the 2008 Earth Housing Cap Initiative Petition ing Cap Initiative fulfills the in- Day Celebration and City Clean- has been submitted to the Pleas- tent of the 1996 General Plan by Up on Saturday, April 19 at the anton City Clerk for signature protecting the scenic hills from Robert Livermore Community validation. development. This initiative Center, 4444 East Ave., Liver- “We are proud to represent protects all Pleasanton ridgelines more. the 5,015 people who signed and hills with slopes greater than Volunteer participants can this initiative to save our beau- 25 percent. It also closes a loop- just drop in on Earth Day to par- tiful hills and to protect our hous- hole in the 29,000-unit housing ticipate. Breakfast and sign-ups ing cap,” stated Bill Rasnick, cap voted in by the people of will happen at 8:30 a.m. at the co-organizer of the initiative. He Pleasanton in 1996. Although community center. At 9 a.m., vol- added, “Pleasanton residents en- Pleasanton has a housing cap, the unteers will be taken by sponsor thusiastically signed this initia- City has been considering ap- Black Tie Transportation to one tive. They are concerned about proving more housing units but of the clean-up sites, which in- growth in our community as not having them count against clude Robertson Park, Garaventa well as protection of our hill- the cap. “This initiative enforces Wetlands Preserve, Sycamore sides.” the spirit of the housing cap pre- Grove and Veterans Regional According to supporters, the (See INITIATIVE, page 4) Parks, Altamont Creek Park, Mar- lin Pound Park and the Arroyo Mocho and Arroyo Las Positas creeks. Volunteers will help pick up garbage, repair trails, clean Alisal Elementary School in Pleasanton celebrated “Earth Week” last week. It was sponsored Photo - Doug Jorgensen Lab to Send Out creeks and more. “We are trying to promote a healthy earth attitude,” said Wendy Mason, a Special Events by the Go Green Initiative Committee at Alisal comprised of students, teachers, the principal, and parent volunteers. Each day offered a different activity. Monday, there were educational booth displays, Tuesday a reuse-a-book exchange. On Wednesday, Go Green Initiative t-shirts Layoff Notices Layoff notices will go out Houghton. “We are in a terrible intern for LARPD who has made were sold. Pictured is 3rd grader Ian Castro and Theresa Wallace. The day ended with a litter soon to 3000 career employees budget situation. Management Earth Day her big project. free lunch day on Thursday and buy a rainforest acre walk-a-thon on Friday. Funds will purchase at the Lawrence Livermore Na- believes these steps are neces- About 400 to 500 people are land on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica through the Nature Conservancy program. tional Laboratory. Of that total, sary.” expected to turn out for the fam- 535 will eventually be let go un- The involuntary separation ily-friendly event. Snacks, water der an involuntary separation process is part of the Lab’s inte- and Earth Day T-shirts will be provided, along with a barbecue lunch back at Robert Livermore Friendship Center Faces Closure program. The Lab recently received ap- proval from the Department of grated plan to respond to a sig- nificant budget shortfall associ- ated with a decline in federal Community Center following Those who help raise funds for rently the only adult day care Friendship Center by the start of Energy/National Nuclear Secu- funding and increased costs due the morning’s work. The lunch is the Friendship Center adult day center in the Tri-Valley. The the next school year. This means rity Administration for its work- to the management/contract sponsored by Trader Joe’s. The care don't hold out much hope the LARPD Board of Directors will LARPD will have to vacate the force restructuring plan, which change that occurred in October afternoon will feature live mu- program can be saved. discuss the future of the program space at the end of its lease on includes the involuntary separa- 2007. sic, “green” vendors and environ- The Livermore Area Recre- at its meeting scheduled for 7 June 30, 2008. tion program. There is a $280 million short- mentally friendly children’s ac- ation and Park District Board will p.m. at the Robert Livermore The State Board of Education There will be an all hands fall. Of that total, $100 million tivities at the community center. make a final at its Wed., April 30 Community Center, 4444 East has not yet made a determination meeting at the Lab Thursday to represents a reduction in fund- Volunteers are encouraged to meeting. Ave., Livermore. on extension of the charter explain the process. ing. The other $180 million are wear sunscreen, a hat, insect re- Drilik said, “It’s sad to see it The Livermore Valley Joint school’s charter. The decision is Susan Houghton, Lab spokes- costs due to the recent manage- pellant, sturdy shoes, and long closing. I hope sometime in the Unified School District and set for the July 7 meeting. person, said that final layoff no- ment/contract change. Houghton pants and a long-sleeved shirt. future, we will have another Charter Learning Corporation, Drilik observed that it won’t tices would go out to specific em- said the Lab now has to pay Boots or hip waders are recom- chance at this type of program.” which oversees the operation of be known until after the lease ployees 30 days after the first no- taxes. Inflation plays a part. And mended for those wishing to go Asked if there were any options the Livermore Valley Charter expires whether the charter is tice. She said that would be in benefit costs are higher. For ex- into the muddy areas. Volunteers to save the program, Drilik re- School, have recently notified extended. “LARPD cannot wait mid-May. “This is the first time ample, since the Lab is no longer who have their own work gloves plied, “Short of someone coming LARPD that the Charter School that long to notify family mem- in 35 years there has been an in- part of the UC system there is a are asked to bring them. This up with $2 million, ‘no.’” needs to begin using the space bers of the closure.” voluntary separation at the Lab. smaller pool of employees when year’s sponsors include the city The Friendship Center is cur- currently occupied by the (See FRIENDSHIP, page 3) It was not an easy decision,” said (See LAB, page 5) of Livermore, Groth Bros. Chevrolet, OSH Complete Home & Garden, Starbucks Coffee, Wal-mart, Toyota and Goza Gear Big Drop In Pleasanton Screen Printing. For more infor- mation, please call Katrina Hole at 925-373-5748 or Wendy Ma- School Fee Revenue son at 925-373-5747. The big slowdown in home fees paid shows that in the 2004- construction has put the Pleasan- 05 fiscal year, 366 units paid Electronic Waste Manage- ton school district at 75 percent fees. Subsequent years showed ment in San Leandro in conjunc- in its prediction of number of hous- fees paid for 158 units in ’05- tion with the City of Pleasanton ing units to pay fees this year. 06, and 129 units last year. will be holding a free Electronic Only 39 units are projected now, Lepley’s prediction for the next Waste Recycling Event for Earth compared to 154 estimated when few years show 105 units for Day, Friday, Saturday and Sun- the fiscal year began. The district next year, 129 for the following now is projected to collect $2.1 year, and 112 in 2010/11. After (See EARTH DAY, page 8) million, instead of the $4.9 mil- that, she assumes 120 units per lion that was projected. year. The numbers are just an as- The lag will make things more sumption, because there is no Las Positas to difficult for the district’s school construction cash flow. Assistant good way to predict that far into the future, she said. Host Career Fair Superintendent Sandra Lepley Trustee Chris Grant said that told the school board at its meet- the fiscal impact is important. More than 25 employers will ing April 8 that in view of the na- Home starts affect the next two be recruiting when Las Positas tionwide housing construction years’ cash flow. He asked for a College holds its annual Career slowdown the district should have staff report about future projec- Fair on Thursday, April 25th at expected some drop in units. tions and their effects. “We need its Livermore campus. “However, this is a significant, un- to capitalize on what our op- Recruiters will be available to expected decline. In comparison tions are. We should have a both students and members of the to the past 10 years, it is beyond model. If the downturn lasts, we Photo - Doug Jorgensen public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in anything we’d imagine,” said will be working off this,” said Josh (left) and Michael Woodruff were welcomed by Scouts and their stepsisterKaylynn Yaryan. the Student Center, Building Lepley. Grant. The dip in revenue also lowers KEEPING ‘THE TEAM’ 1700, at the college, 3000 Cam- pus Hill Drive in Livermore. the amount of interest that can be earned on the principal. Lepley SEEN AS IMPORTANT Trustees also held a work- Marine Brothers Return to Heroes’ Welcome There is no charge for students said that she would be meeting shop on the parcel tax they have By Patricia Koning rines, returning from deployment namic Component Mechanic on or the public to interview with with someone from an investment been talking about as a possi- Wednesday, April 9, marked in Iraq. the USS Kearsage. The brothers recruiters. Companies will be firm to see what impacts the dwin- bility for the November ballot. the end of a long journey for Josh Josh is a Marine Lance Cor- are recent graduates of looking for full-time, part-time dling revenue might have, and Parent Julie Testa, who has and Michael Woodruff, and one poral, serving as a combat engi- Pleasanton’s Foothill High and summer help as well as offer- how a strategy could be devel- cautioned the board previously with an ending they didn’t quite neer. This was his second deploy- School (Josh in 2005 and ing other opportunities. oped to counter it. about possible failure of a par- expect. Several hundred people ment; the first was to Fallujah last Michael in 2006). Companies on hand include: The 39 units are the lowest in cel tax, talked about the skepti- braved a cool night to welcome year. Michael is a Marine Corpo- The excitement began when recent years. A chart mapping the (See FEES DROP, page 4) home the brothers, who are Ma- ral, serving as an Air Wing Dy- (See MARINES, page 14) Amos Productions, disk jockey, video editing, general office; PET OF THE WEEK Adecco, greeter, part-time front desk administration; Aflac, sales association; Brinks; East Bay In- Inside Midge is a tiny little Chihuahua mix with a giant personality. She was found wandering the streets of Livermore, and was novations, Inc., job coach, super- coaxed into a car with a McDonald’s hamburger. Because she Anne Homan .......................9 Roundup..................................3 visor, community living assis- had such a rough start, she can be a bit shy at first. But once tant, case manager; East Bay Re- Art & Entertainment............10 Short Notes.............................5 she gets to know you she just craves attention. She would do gional Park District, police of- Bulletin Board......................9 Sports......................................6 best with older children. Valley Humane Society dogs can be ficer, dispatchers, civil engineer- seen every Saturday from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at VHS, 3670 Nevada Classifieds...........................11 Obituaries................................8 ing, recreation leader, public Street in Pleasanton. Visit the web site www.valleyhumane.org, safety student aide; Easter Seals Editorial.................................4 Open Homes..........................12 or call 426-8656 for more details. Note: there is always a need (See CAREER, page 2) of volunteer dog foster homes. PAGE 2 - The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 CAREER (continued from page one) Bay Area, teacher, associate Transfer and Employment Cen- send an email to teacher; Extended Day Child ter at Las Positas, 424-1423 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Care Center, teachers, teacher as- sistant; Family Support Services, respite provider, Oremi mentor; Kidango, teachers (associate and master), teacher assistant and aides; Life Investors Financial Group, internship, career pro- gram; Livermore Valley schools, classroom aides, special educa- tion aides, custodians, substitute teachers; Marpo Kinetics, equip- ment technician; Mary Kay Cos- metics, sales consultant; Operat- ing Engineers Credit Union; Placement Pros; Primerica Fi- nancial Services, entrepreneurial types; Radio Shack, sales asso- ciate, retail store manager; R.F. Photo - Doug Jorgensen MacDonald Co., boiler service Last Saturday the Mediterranean Revival bungalow at 292 N. L St. was moved to its new location pressure vessel welder and at Chestnut and P Street. The house, built in the 1920s, was once owned by the Dutro family. It trainee, boiler service technician was a custom home designed by well known builder Samuel Bothwell. It had been scheduled and trainee, instrument and con- for demolition to make way for new housing. The Livermore Heritage Guild stepped in, hoping trol technician, boiler parts sales to save the structure. Eventually, Livermore Valley Investments acquired the house and plans and engineering; San Joaquin to restore it. Mike Orth of Orth Construction moved the house. County Office of Education; UNCLE Credit Union, member services representatives, branch financial services representa- Two Pleasanton Schools Chosen As Distinguished tives, card services representa- tives; Waxie Sanitary Supply, Public Instruction Jack proud of the work the schools year. Although participation is drivers, warehouse workers, ser- O’Connell announced that have done to achieve this honor. voluntary, the award is highly vice center technician, sales rep- Fairlands and Lydiksen elemen- The staff, students, and parents sought after by schools in all ar- resentatives, sales secretary, cus- tary schools in Pleasanton have at Fairlands and Lydiksen eas of the state. Elementary and tomer service representatives; been selected as California Dis- showed the visiting team schools secondary schools are recog- U.S. Postal Service for a variety tinguished Schools. The schools that are well-run and safe with nized during alternate years. are two of 343 California public high academic and character ex- of positions. For the current year, 839 el- For update, please check the elementary schools so named. pectations.” ementary schools submitted ap- John Casey, Superintendent of The California School Recog- plications and were identified for employment page at Pleasanton Unified said, “I am nition Program is now in its 23rd eligibility on the basis of their www.laspositascollege.edu and Academic Performance Index click on the career/transfer and and Adequate Yearly Progress employment center. results. There is still some space for Fairlands and Lydiksen are additional employers interested both K-5 elementary schools, in recruiting. There is a $100 fee with enrollments of 687 and 673 for employers to participate in students respectively. Fairlands’ this event. principal is Ms. Kim Michels. Please contact Scheanelle Ms. Colleen Henry is the princi- pal of Lydiksen. Green, coordinator of the Career/ Photo - Doug Jorgensen "We are One World," Lydiksen Elementary School's International Fair, was celebrated last week at the school. Over 20 countries were represented by parent volunteers who dressed in the country’s attire. Students had an opportunity to view the displays and talk with parents about the countries. Special Lydiksen passports were created for students to record their visits to each country. In the photo, Australia is represented. Mark Butterworth shows a rugby ball to Fox Schmidt. The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 - PAGE 3 VALLEY ROUNDUP Open House Will Celebrate Women’s Center The women’s center at uses has a program that helps ra- had priority on the hospital’s 30 percent fewer Dismantle weapons at a faster ValleyCare Health System will be diologists look for things they only ultrasound equipment. Comment Period Extended pace. might not otherwise detect, said The public comment period for the National formally launched with an open The bone density equipment house for the public from 4:30 Dan Leong, ValleyCare vice is important in a women’s center, Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) pro- Radioactive Report Card p.m. to 6 p.m. April 23. president of ancillary support because women are subject to posal to transform the Cold War nuclear weap- The center is already serving services. osteoporosis more than men. This Tri-Valley CAREs is in Washington, DC this ons complex into a smaller 21st century national week to release a “Radioactive Report Card” grad- its women only clientele. The digital mammography is especially true for people over security enterprise has been extended through The center has an all-woman equipment cost $1 million. Cost 60, especially those who show April 30, 2008. The public comment period was ing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons policies during the George W. Bush staff. It combines facilities for of the other equipment, and out- various signs, including a history originally to end on April 10, 2008. years and laying out a new and different agenda digital mammography, ultra- fitting the 2300 square foot area of fractures or low body weight. Thousands of citizens attended more than 80 sound imaging, and bone den- was an additional $1.5 million. Lack of calcium in one’s diet is hours of public hearings and provided more than for the next administration to follow. The group urged members of Congress and sity measurement. The ultrasound imaging one cause. Smoking and drink- 600 oral comments regarding NNSA’s proposed agency officials to press for an end to nuclear The digital mammography equipment is the modern equiva- ing alcohol can also be contribu- transformation plan. equipment, which is used for lent of X-rays. It provides a pic- tors, said Leong. The proposal to transform the complex, in weapons development and to recommend fund- ing be used instead for environmental cleanup breast cancer detection, is mak- ture of internal organs. Leong Future plans for the entire the form of a draft Complex Transformation and other programs. There will be a request to ing its debut at ValleyCare. It re- explained that the new ultra- building include adding more Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Im- places the old film technology, sound equipment in the women’s diagnostic imaging and some pact Statement (SPEIS), evaluates four alterna- stop funding the Reliable Replacement Warhead. The Tri-Valley CAREs team will be working much as digital cameras are re- center will break a potential log- doctors offices. Leong said that tives: maintaining the status quo, distributed with colleagues from more than a dozen other placing film cameras for photog- jam in scheduling. Previously, the women’s center had received centers of excellence, consolidated centers of raphy enthusiasts. An advantage when culture studies were “good support from the excellence, and a capabilities-based complex. states who are participating in the 20th annual Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA) “DC of the digital mammography needed, sometimes patients had ValleyCare auxiliary and contri- The preferred alternative for the future com- Days.” The Tri-Valley CAREs delegation will equipment is that the software it to wait until emergency room pa- butions from other nonprofits.” plex would: Consolidate special nuclear mate- tients were scanned, because they rials at five sites by the end of 2012, with re- meet with Senators and Representatives from Cali- fornia, leaders of congressional committees that duced square footage within those sites by 2017; Close or transfer from the weapons activities budget about 600 buildings or structures, many oversee nuclear issues, and key federal agency staffers. Climbing Wall Lease Extended 2 Years Tri-Valley CAREs has been a member group The Livermore Area Recre- postponed a vote to its April 9 gram self-supporting.” by 2010; Cease NNSA operations of two major of the national Alliance for Nuclear Accountabil- testing sites supporting its laboratories by 2015; ation and Park District board meeting. More than 40 people Staff estimated that it would Reduce the square footage of buildings and struc- ity since 1989. The ANA network represents more voted last week to continue op- were on hand. take 2 to 3 years for Valley Rock than 30 local, regional and national organiza- erating the rock climbing gym. One of the factors that led to to reach a point where it may be tures supporting weapons missions by as much tions whose members live downwind and down- as one-third, going from greater than 35 million The vote was unanimous to board support was an agreement able to cover its costs. It would to less than 26 million square feet; Employ 20- stream from U.S. nuclear weapons production and extend the lease for two years. by property owner Kim take a combination of increased radioactive waste disposal sites. The board also agreed to es- Grandfield to reduce the lease rate use, fee increases, donations, vol- tablish an ad hoc committee to by 10 percent. The monthly cost unteer efforts and other cost sav- provide input to the board on will drop from $5000 to $4500, ings to reduce the subsidy needed FRIENDSHIP (continued from page one) how to increase usage and rev- enue at the gym, located within a savings of $6000 per year. LARPD General Manager Tim to operate the facility. The pro- jected subsidy the first year is Sunrise Mountain Sports in Barry commented, “I am support- around $41,000. The Friendship Center has costs have increased as a result school district and Charter School that could save us, but it downtown Livermore. ive of the program. However, I Members of the public who are been at its current location at the of the Charter School needing Board president Steve Sonoma School site, 543 space. These costs have added to hasn’t happened. The thought of have to watch dollars and cents. interested in serving on the com- Goodman commented, “It’s clear I’m not excited about taking on mittee can contact the district Sonoma Ave., for the past 15 the declining participant enroll- closing the program is heart- breaking because of the good it there is tremendous support for another project that requires a through the “Contact Us” link on years, using initial grants from ment that has put the program in this facility. Many people have the City of Livermore and the deficit. has done for many seniors and subsidy. I’d like to see enough the Web site at provided specific suggestions to fee increases to make the pro- www.larpd.dst.ca.us Tri-Valley Adult Day Care Pro- The key to the program was their families, who will now have to travel pretty far to find an al- increase revenues.” He suggested gram, a nonprofit fund-raising its ability to be housed at a low- group for the center. The Friend- cost facility in order to keep daily ternative.” formation of an ad hoc commit- tee to provide specifics on ideas Wildflower Guide Available ship Center was a pilot program fees at an affordable level. The “I am extremely saddened by the news that the Friendship Cen- to increase attendance and rev- East Bay Regional Park Dis- guides are sorted first by flower for about 10 years, run by Livermore school district has enues. trict has placed new wildflower LARPD at the Bothwell Center provided such a space at Sonoma ter will be unable to remain in color, then within each color by Director Scott Kamena noted guides online. plant family (flowers that look in Livermore, until it officially School. The Tri-Valley Adult Day operation in its current location,” said Board President Steve that the district hasn’t operated According to East Bay Re- alike), and within each family by got its start in 1992 at the Care Program Board conducted the climbing gym long enough gional Park District Botanist Sonoma site. annual fund-raising to pay for Goodman. “We had hoped to stay genus (flowers that look even to know what the potential is. Wilde LeGard, the wildflowers more alike). Common names are For the past three years, scholarships for low-income se- and to continue to provide this valuable service to the clients, “We don’t have to make money. will be here only for a short time. emphasized. LARPD has been given a lease niors. Drilik mentions, “We had We don’t have to lose our shirt “March and most of April to date extension from the school dis- a waiting list prior to the prob- their families and to the commu- Guides come in two flavors, either.” have been unusually dry in the one is a long (typically prints at trict. This notification was not lem with the Charter School.” nity-at-large. This program is unique to the Tri-Valley. Closure Other board members voiced Bay Area. In a few weeks, the 40 pages) District-wide compre- unexpected. However, LARPD Due to the uncertain future of similar support, while remaining hills might already be brown. was hoping to find a way to keep the facility for the program, par- of the center would leave a very hensive guide that includes all cautious about the potential fi- There’s a small window for the regional parks in Alameda and the program at the current site, ticipant numbers have dropped large hole in the community.” nancial impact on the district. peak bloom this season.” Contra Costa counties. The sec- which is the most economical to 13 participants per day, even The vote had originally been Wilde’s new wildflower location. though the state license allows ond is a series of shorter guides The park district has spent 27 participants per day. The two ickets Benefit planned for March 26. However, after a large contingency of sup- guides can be downloaded from the District’s website: based on individual parks. For example, if going to Las Trampas, $40,000 on consultants to look trust funds for the program have at cost and feasibility of several been spent down to offset oper- Tri-Valley CAREs porters of the gym showed up to speak in favor of continued op- www.ebparks.org. All guides have color photos of each wild- Del Valle, or Sunol, download the guide for that park. alternative locations and to con- ating costs and supplement pro- Legendary singer-guitarist eration of the facility, the board flower. The wildflowers in these struct a new center. The Board gram fees. Bonnie Raitt, a nine-time determined that the cost to the A recent meeting conducted Grammy winner and Rock and District of between $2 million between the City of Livermore, Roll Hall of Famer, and her band and $4 million was more than Tri-Valley Adult Day Care Pro- LARPD could afford. The park gram and LARPD determined will be performing at the Wente district asked the cities of Liver- that even if an alternative loca- Vineyards on September 2. more and Pleasanton along with tion had been secured, it would Fourth and fifth row seats to ben- Alameda County to see if those require an infusion of funding to efit the Livermore-based Tri-Val- agencies had an available facil- help offset operating costs. None ley CAREs. ity, but was unsuccessful in the of the agencies are prepared to The Gold and Silver Circle search. provide that funding in light of a VIP tickets are located in the LARPD was awarded federal slowed local economy and pos- Orchestra Section in Rows D and Community Development Block sible state funding cuts to the E. Gold Circle are $300 and in- Grant funding through the cities agencies in response to the state clude the show and a backstage of Livermore and Pleasanton for budget deficit. LARPD has visit with Bonnie. Silver Circle planning costs to build a new checked with other nonprofits to are $200. The proceeds from Friendship Center, but the Dis- see if they could take over the these special Gold and Silver trict will not be using those program, but each one stated that Circle seats will support Tri-Val- grants if the program were to a facility had to be provided at ley CAREs’ efforts to stop fur- close. The leasing of commercial low cost to make the program ther research on nuclear weap- space for the program proved too feasible. ons and clean-up the environ- costly, both from an initial reno- “The Board will have to de- ment. These tickets are available vation cost and ongoing lease cide whether or not to close the through the non-profit payment cost. program but, at this time, we have Guacamole Fund and are par- When the Charter School no other place to relocate it and took over the Sonoma site, the it is being forced out of the tially tax-deductible. This is an Friendship Center began paying Sonoma School site by the end Internet sale only at the Charter School’s costs of leas- of June,” said LARPD General www.guacfund.org. ing three portable buildings in Manager Tim Barry. “We were This year marks the 25th an- 2007. The Friendship program’s working on anything between the niversary of Tri-Valley CAREs. PAGE 4 - The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 Parents, Peers Need to Hear Feelings Behind Depression EDITORIALS By Ron McNicoll If parents and friends would pay attention and listen sympa- perience concerning depression, drug abuse, and isolation, and what led to their recovery. The it seriously.” When a student at Foothill High School killed him- self earlier in this school year, “no drugs or alcohol “are hanging with a bad crowd. I tell them that they are doing something, and Pleasanton Hillside Initiative thetically when they see signs of depression, teenagers would panelists had their first names spelled out on cards in front of one talked about it, except for jokes,” he said. His advice to par- don’t blame others (for it).” The district has a program of- Pleasanton activists have been collecting signatures have a better chance of staying them. The Independent isn’t us- ents is “don’t make excuses. Take fering six free sessions with a for an initiative that would ban houses on the upper alive and recovering their emo- ing names, to guard their ano- time to be supportive.” counselor to direct kids on the slopes of the city’s undeveloped hillsides. They appear tional health. nymity further. One of the three young road to change. There is also a to have enough names to qualify the initiative for the That was the message from The lone male student on the women on the panel talked about hotline for anyone to call about ballot. four high school students who panel said that he started smok- having depressed feelings. “It’s concerns over students who If history repeats itself, the voters will approve the spoke to an audience of approxi- ing dope in the third grade, and easy to say, ‘My stomach hurts.’ might be in trouble. measure. A few years ago they rejected development of mately 60 people in the Amador drinking alcohol in the fifth It’s hard to say, ‘My feelings hurt.’ Johnson provided an example Valley High School library me- grade. “I had a bad crowd of We should not feel ashamed. The — one caller might say, ‘I want Pleasanton Ridge by an overwhelming margin. The dia center April 10. It was part of friends, and I went with it,” he feelings need to be understood” to check on so-and-so, who has struggle has now shifted to the gently rolling hills of a “Teens On Teens” forum series said. Another female panelist said been hospitalized.’ I checked southeast Pleasanton. Specifically, the initiative would organized by district secondary “Horrific things happened. I she isolated herself, was angry, with the school, and they don’t prohibit grading on slopes of 25% and more or within education director Kevin had a feeling of helplessness,” and then started using drugs. know where he is. They haven’t 100 vertical feet of a ridgeline. Johnson. said the young man. “I was Teens should be able to hold seen him in a week. It’s private Meanwhile on a separate but related front, the refer- The problem of depression deeply under the influence. I saw conversations with peers about with the family. So they watch it, endum against Oak Grove has run afoul of a legal prob- and suicide among teen-agers is things happen and couldn’t do problems, and also with their and maybe have a counselor lem. That development will apparently be able to pro- larger than might appear to most anything about them. I beat my- parents, she said. call.” ceed regardless of how the hillside initiative fares. people. National data published self up over it.” The third girl said that she was The hotline number is 417- Nevertheless, thousands of acres of other southeast- in an Alameda County health When he was in sixth grade, depressed from sixth grade to 5199. study in 2006 show that 17 per- the boy cut himself, which is of- sophomore year in high school. Assemblywoman Mary ern properties will be affected by the initiative. At stake cent of high school students have ten a sign of a suicide attempt or By then, she could deal with it. Hayashi (D-Castro Valley), whose are the pristine ridgelines that contribute so greatly to seriously considered suicide, self-punishment. He was hospi- She had pretended that every- district includes Pleasanton, told Pleasanton’s serenity and beauty. In rising to action be- and 9 percent have attempted it. talized at his mother’s insistence. thing was fine, but when she went the audience that depression and fore further Oak Groves can happen, the fervent band Some 90 percent of suicides are He appreciated her concern. out with other young people, she suicide are a big public health of signature gatherers are performing a community ser- associated with mental health is- However, he kept using drugs. got in trouble. “I shut down, and crisis. She sponsored a bill that vice that will resound for generations. sues and substance abuse. “You can find drugs if you want stayed in my room.” created the state Office of Sui- A county health department them at any high school. Drugs The girl got into group coun- cide Prevention. study published in 2005 showed bring depression,” said the boy. seling. That helped, because her Hayashi is working on a bill ‘Smart Growth' Goes To College that at least twice as many fe- However, you can also be de- peers’ problems sounded a lot that would require every county Our community college district is looking into adapt- males were hospitalized with de- pressed without drugs, he said. like hers. She met with six coun- to have 24-hour staffed suicide ing the “smart growth” concept to the classroom. pression as males, including in After the young man got out of selors, before finding one she hotlines. Alameda County had Proposed are “educational hubs” a block or two from the teen-age years. In the Tri-Val- the hospital, his friends were not liked. What worked for her was one in the 1970s, but it evolved ley portion of Alameda County, supportive. “They didn’t want to writing in a journal, having the into an all-purpose counseling the proposed West Dublin BART Station and existing the hospitalization rate of 247 deal with the problem,” he said. counselor, and also taking medi- hotline. Currently about 80 per- Union City BART Station. The sites would be leased. per 100,000 people was 40 per- The student is in Alcoholics cations, although it can be “a long cent of the work done on the Students would be able to take a BART train right to cent higher than the countywide Anonymous, has a sponsor in the process to find the right one.” hotline is counseling, with the classes, avoiding the freeway crush. rate of 173. program, and now his mind set is Johnson said that he hears a rest pertinent to emergency emo- Smart growth aims to save energy and open space The teens on the Amador different. He warned that “suicide frequent remark that kids using tional crises, such as suicide. and reduce the emissions that contribute to global warm- panel spoke from their own ex- is serious, but people don’t take ing. Services, shopping and housing are concentrated around transit centers, a mix of uses the proposed edu- cational hub couldn’t help but enrich. Some Of Earth’s Better Minds Talk About Its Day We urge the district: do it. By Ron McNicoll desert and in San Diego. The 7 percent reduction that the the university to bring about the An Earth Day event at Las numbers of heat waves in Cali- Kyoto protocol sets out. Neither plan. Positas College reported the fornia could rise from 10 now to President Clinton nor President Just as no one would buy cell planet’s temperature, illustrated 25. It’s highly likely there would Bush has agreed to sign the phone plans to cover the next 20 FEES DROP (continued from page one) how cell phone payment plans could be a model for solar power be no snow pack in the Sierra in 2100. “We would see earlier run- Kyoto protocol. So far there is no real plan, said Kamman. “We years, so too, people with solar installations should be not be development, and showed a off and more winter flooding,” don’t know what we’ll need, or expected to pay the costly cism of some residents concern- have already paid for,” rather as graph portraying the carbon foot- he predicted. the cost. We will need solar and upfront changes first, as they now ing a tax. Testa said that there is a way of asserting more local in- print of “Tom’s ’91 Volvo versus As to flooding, the current wind, and a combination of are expected to do. It stops most concern that a big cause of the dependence from Sacramento by Tom’s ’06 Prius.” 100-year model of a flood would nuclear and/or fossil fuel,” he people from putting in solar pan- projected $4.9 million deficit for making sure the dollars are there The event April 11 at the col- occur every 10 years. Ten year said. els. Instead, Berkeley residents the next fiscal year is the result for a quality program locally. lege was sponsored by Assembly- floods would occur every two Some 100 of the world’s 428 will be able to pay the city back of promised pay increases to 631 STUDENTS WITH woman Mary Hayashi. It was at- years. The groundwater storage nuclear plants are in the United over 20 years, and be able to in- teachers and administrators. “It’s READING SPECIALISTS tended by about 60 people, many to fight off the higher number of States. Time is needed to rebuild stall solar right away. If the origi- the elephant in the room,” said The board also heard a staff of them from Hayward. Origi- droughts from global warming all 100, because they have been nal homeowner moves away, the Superintendent John Casey report about the district’s read- nally the forum was slated for the “just tanks,” said Miller. “We’ll in existence for 30 years. Then payments can be covered by an explained later that the Pleasan- ing specialists, whose numbers Chabot campus of the Chabot- have to get it (water) elsewhere,” there would be a need for 200 assessment that goes with the ton district negotiated its con- might be reduced by half due to Las Positas Community College he said. There would be a higher more plants. However, the dis- house. tracts early with teachers and sup- budget cuts. Some 631 students, District. However, construction demand for electricity. The tem- posal problem does need to be TOM’S ’91 VOLVO BURNED port staff, which make up about which is the equivalent of one at the Hayward campus caused a perature rise would “seriously im- solved, said Kamman. LOTS OF CARBON 90 percent of the personnel bud- elementary school, are receiving switch to the LPC campus. pact agriculture.” Kamman noted that wind is Dahlia Garas, who is working get. Other districts hadn’t made reading assistance services. Only A panel of scientists and en- In response to an audience cheaper than natural gas for on a plug-in hybrid electric car final decisions, and pulled sal- 15 are in kindergarten, because gineers talked about their own question, Miller said that global power generation. Denmark ob- project sponsored by the Califor- ary offers off the table. “We con- “they are the first line of instruc- studies in a variety of green ar- warming deniers should be ig- tains 20 percent of its power from nia Energy Commission, talked cluded our agreement early.” It tion,” said staff official Jane eas. Norman Miller, of the climate nored. Professors have to concen- wind, Germany is in the 25 to 50 about the carbon savings that was too late to call it back, said Golden. If a student doesn’t make science department at Lawrence trate on the next generation, and percent range. The United States such a car can deliver. She Casey. progress in kindergarten, their Berkeley Laboratory, talked educate them. “It’s critical. Let has the best wind resources, but showed a graphic that compared Casey later commented that reading specialist moves in. about the implications of the the contrarians die out,” he said. lags with wind power. North Da- “Tom’s ’91 Volvo to Tom’s ’06 achieving the status of ninth There are 179 first-graders Earth’s rising temperature. BROWN POWER VS. GREEN kota is a good wind state, but has Prius” and two other cars. Tom is place out of 330 unified school being assisted. The figure drops He pointed out that the Since the electric batteries in only “one-half of a power plant. her boss’s first name, and the cars districts in California on the Aca- to 50 in the fifth grade, which planet’s temperature has risen by a car draw their electricity off the Germany has 25 wind-power are the two that he owned. demic Performance Index (API) shows the effectiveness of work- one degree per century. The an- state power grid, green power can plants.” The United States has let The standard gasoline engine was a team effort. Keeping the ing with the children through K- nual increase is accelerating. be a relative term in such things Europe get ahead in wind energy Volvo contributed 20 tons of car- team together is important. Leav- 5, said Golden. There are varying estimates, any- as electric cars. Virtually all of development, and now the equip- bon dioxide to the atmosphere. ing salaries and contracts up in Success in reading has helped where from 1 to 7 degrees per the power generated in Califor- ment must come from Europe, not Driving the Prius cut the emis- the air too long would have bring children out of special edu- century. An increase of 1 degree nia is green. The state also im- the United States. sions to 6 tons per year. If that taken the risk of seeing teachers cation classes and into the main- could mean that more people ports brown power, in the form of PASS THE TOFU Prius is converted to a hybrid that and other personnel leaving the stream. The district has been able would die, as the intensity and coal-generation from Montana, Going green may involve be- can use electricity one-third of district, if they had received warn- to close two of four special day number of heat waves increase said Daniel Kamman, professor ing a vegetarian, too, said the time, the carbon dioxide ings on March 15 that they might classes at the elementary school each year. of energy efficiency at UC Ber- Kamman. Carbon is expelled would drop to six tons. Boost the face a later layoff. level, because of students’ read- "More people die from heat keley. California should make an from trucks to transport the meat, electricity usage to two-thirds of One supporter of a parcel tax ing improvement. Special edu- than from any other disaster,” said effort to make sure the imported and for the 18 pounds of veg- the time, and the carbon drops to also spoke to the board. Dean cation program cost dropped Miller. power is green, too, he said. etable matter it takes to make one 4 tons. Use electricity all of the Schenone said that residents from $720,000 to $491,000 be- The Arctic would be free of California should reduce its pound of meat. “What is your re- time, and the carbon falls to 2 should not see a parcel tax as cause of the beneficial impact of ice in 20 to 30 years. A glacier greenhouse gas by 80 percent or lationship with red meat? That is tons. more money for “something we the reading program. piece the size of Rhode Island more by 2050, something that a big deal now,” he said. In the future, as many as 30 broke off recently. “Sea level Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has The big breakthrough in percent of California’s drivers Pleasanton Council Disagrees will rise by 5 meters. Most of Florida would be gone,” said called for, said Kamman. How- ever, the governor didn’t put any affordability for solar roof power has been undertaken by the city may not use gasoline at all, said Garas. Plug-in hybrids number money behind the call, so it of Berkeley, which is offering only about 100 now, because the On Specific Plan Provisions Miller. All of the scientific models doesn’t mean anything so far, he said. homeowners money upfront to cover the cost of home solar in- conversions are expensive. In two years, a cheaper form of plug- The Pleasanton City Council water source were found. In the show a dryer American South- voted to allow construction of a future, the terraced area could be west. California would “begin to He said that the 80 percent is stallations, said Kamman. The ins is expected to be developed megahouse in the Vineyard Cor- developed with 5 additional cook” in the northeast high closer to what is needed than the city worked in partnership with by Toyota and General Motors ridor Specific Plan area. homes. for purchase, she said. The vote was 3 to 2 with Matt Former Mayor Tom Pico lob- Sullivan and Cindy McGovern opposed. They said the house bied for the home. He called it a model on how to design and Report Says Calaveras Fault Rupture Is Unlikely did not conform to the guide- build a large home and make it The good news for the Tri-Val- first time assesses earthquake Along the San Andreas fault, estimated. That earthquake lines within the specific plan. fit in with the environment. Pico ley in an earthquake prediction prospects throughout California there is a 59 percent chance of a caused more than 60 deaths, Sullivan stated, “I just can’t get pointed out that the specific plan report issued this week is that the in the same document. The 6.7 quake or greater on the many of them on Interstate 880 to the point where I think this said that guidelines may not ap- Calaveras Fault, which runs project is the Uniform California southern half of the fault. The in Oakland, after an elevated seg- house meets guidelines that I ply when a superior design solu- along Pleasanton’s Foothill Road Earthquake Rupture Forecast fault starts in the Salton Sea near ment of the freeway collapsed on helped establish. It raises the tion can be implemented or for and its extension northward, has (UCERF). It was put together by Mexico, runs up through the Los traffic. The freeway was built on question, will the city really en- unusual site circumstances. only a 7 percent chance of pro- a working group that included Angeles Area and the Central jelly-like soil that was unstable force guidelines we set, or just Former Pleasanton Senior ducing an earthquake of 6.7 representatives of the U.S. Geo- Valley and westerly near San Jose during the quake. The Bay Bridge allow anything.” Planner Wayne Rasmussen spent magnitude or greater in the next logical Survey, the California and through San Francisco and also lost one segment, but no one Sullivan was on the planning time walking the properties in the 30 years. Geological Survey and the South- out to the Pacific Ocean, north of was killed there. commission at the time. corridor to identify optimum The bad news is that the Hay- ern California Earthquake Cen- Point Reyes. The northern half The quake also destroyed The majority declared there sites for homes that would have ward Fault, has a 31 percent ter. of the San Andreas Fault has a 21 housing in the Marina district of was sufficient flexibility within the least impact and visibility. chance of producing a 6.7 mag- An independent scientific re- percent chance of such a quake. San Francisco, also on jelly-like the plan to allow for the house. Homes the size of the one ap- nitude quake. A quake there view panel, and the California The San Francisco earthquake soil. Construction of housing The home is a 2-story 9990 proved by the council were not could have a strong ripple effect and National Earthquake Predic- in 1906 was on the San Andreas there was poor, because there square foot structure, plus a 3150 envisioned. —literally— even in the Tri-Val- tion Evaluation Councils, have fault. were parking spaces instead of square foot basement, and 1785 Planner Jerry Isersen told the ley, which is about 15 miles away. evaluated UCERF. The study also predicts the solid foundation under the hous- square foot garage. There will council they could expect to see The report does not estimate how The document says that the likelihood of a major quake of ing units. also be a cabana, pool bathroom, more such homes in the area, much shaking may be caused by chances of a 6.7 magnitude 7.5 magnitude or higher in the The Cascadia Subduction and a greenhouse on the 19 acre given the price of land. earthquakes. Even areas unlikely quake or greater striking some- state during the next 30 years as Zone, in northwestern California, site. Mayor Jennifer Hosterman to have a fault rupture can expe- where in California over the next 46 percent. It most likely would has a 10 percent probability of a Sullivan and McGovern were said she felt that the home was in rience shaking and damage from 30 years is 99.7 percent. The occur in southern California. quake in the 8 to 9 magnitude particularly critical of what they keeping with the size of other distant, powerful quakes. highest probability of a 6.7 quake The Loma Prieta earthquake, range in the next 30 years. Such saw as contrary to requirements homes in the area. She did make The predictions are from a new in the next 30 years is a 67 per- which had its center not far from quakes occur about once every that development blend in with one concession to the environ- scientific model, which for the cent chance in southern Califor- Santa Cruz, was rated at 6.9 mag- 500 years on average. A quake in the natural surroundings and ment in adding a requirement nia, and 63 percent in the Bay nitude, a revision downward the 1960s in Alaska was in that preserve the natural topography. that the property owner conduct Area. from the 7.1 that scientists first range. To them, the idea that removing trees and cutting off 40 feet of a a carbon footprint audit of the home, then take steps to reduce PRESERVE (continued from page one) knoll and moving the equiva- lent of 2400 dump trucks of soil neither retains the natural sur- the carbon footprint. In addition, the property own- ers have gone out of their way to sure. I worship the sun because it gives life to the plant that I love, INITIATIVE (continued from page one) roundings nor preserves the include green building as much both creating and illuminating viously approved by the voters,” anton residents about this initia- she stated. natural topography. as possible, achieving a score of the mystery of its survival. declare the supporters. tive, as we did when collecting At Tuesday’s council meet- Other requirements waived 150. The city has a minimum re- “Down in the salt grass, I dis- Now that the signatures have signatures, they would undoubt- ing, Mayor Jennifer Hosterman were these: houses are limited to quirement of 50 points. cover immeasurable wonder. The been turned in, the County Reg- edly adopt it into law immedi- declared, “Preserving the hill- one story and 25 feet in height; Sullivan stated, “What disap- particular contemplation of that istrar of Voters will validate the ately, “ added Karla Brown, co- sides has been a priority of the homes cannot be placed on or points me is so many people can wonder leads me to ecstasy, a feel- signatures to ensure there are organizer. “The community is council.” She anticipated the near the top of a hill. work so hard to come up with a ing that I have never felt more enough to qualify this initiative. concerned about development, council considering such protec- The soil would be kept on site specific plan and put in place While 3,672 valid signatures are traffic, and protection of our natu- tion in the form of an ordinance. and used to create terraces where some very good guidelines and alive. Any landscape is an ec- static one, if you open your heart required, over 5,000 residents ral resources.” City Manager Nelson Fialho vineyards could be planted if a all it takes is three votes to ig- signed the initiative. At the last Pleasanton city said staff would be bringing op- nore the plan.” to it,” wrote Edwards, in the spring 2008 issue of Manzanita, Once signatures have been council meeting, tions on how to craft a hillside Publisher: Joan Kinney Seppala a publication of the East Bay validated, the City Council can Councilmember Cheryl Cook- ordinance for council input at a Associate Publisher: David T. Lowell Regional Park District. decide to either put this on the Kallio urged staff to move for- meeting in May. (INLAND VALLEY PUBLISHING CO.) Editor: Janet Armantrout Friends of Springtown Pre- November 2008 ballot or they ward with a hillside protection Neither the initiative nor an Sales Manager: Jessica Scherer serve think that a spiritual “re- can adopt the initiative into law. ordinance. “I’d like it done with ordinance would have any im- The Independent is published every Thursday at 2250 First St., Livermore, CA 94550 (Mailing address: PO Box 1198, Livermore, CA 94551) creation” for contemplatives is “We feel if the Mayor or City property owners and keeping in pact on the Oak Grove develop- The Independent is delivered by the United States Post Office. Advertising rates and subscription rates may be obtained by calling fully as important as any other Council Members spent even one mind what the community needs ment, already approved by the (925) 447-8700 during regular business hours. • Fax: (925) 447-0212 E-MAIL: email@example.com recreation. or two hours talking with Pleas- to make sure everyone is heard,” council. The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 - PAGE 5 Search for Birds Taiwan, Indonesia, England, Ireland, Russia Federation, Turkey, and of book purchase. Friday, April 25: 11:00, Elizabeth Prime Time Birds is the theme of the course the USA. Berg, bestselling author of “We Are All Sun., April 20 nature program hosted The week will culminate with a Welcome Here, The Year of Pleasures,” by the Livermore Area Recreation and performance on Friday, April 18, at and “Open House” returns with stories Park District. 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6:30p.m. Chil- of women breaking free from conven- Meet Ranger Pat Sotelo at 8a .m. at dren from all grades and cultural heri- tions in Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: the nature area entrance to Sycamore tages will perform international skits and other Small Acts of Liberation. Grove Park. This will be a relaxed walk and dances in “Stories From Around There will be coffee and tea and lots of to look (and listen) for birds of all The World.” After the performance, lively discussion. The event is free. No feathers as they sing, feed, and nest in volunteers will serve food samples from reservations are necessary. Sycamore Grove. Beginners are en- around the world. Tuesday, April 29: 11:30-1:00, couraged to attend. Don’t forget your “We are proud to host this wonder- Robert Alexander will be at Towne binoculars and field guides; a few will ful learning opportunity for our cultur- Center Books for the Read it and Eat be able to lend. This birdwalk will last ally diverse student population at Mohr. Luncheon. His latest book is the about two hours. This event provides an enriching expe- Romanov Bride. Lunch is $15.00 or There is a $3 per vehicle parking rience for our students to learn more $30.00 for lunch and book. Reserva- fee. A $2 donation is requested to help about each other and about the customs tions are required. 925-846-8826. support the programs. Participants may of different cultures. Each year, we try Lunch is served at 12:00. call (925) 960-2400 for more informa- to highlight different aspects of the Towne Center Books is located at tion. countries represented. This year stu- 555 Main St., Pleasanton. Information dents will learn about stories and au- available by calling 846-8826 or going Blood Drive thors that are popular in other coun- to www.townecenterbooks.com. As part of the upcoming Emer- tries,” stated Mohr School Principal Joe gency Survival Expo on April 26, the Kettwig. Livermore Area Recreation and Park Mohr Elementary School received Historic Garage Open District will hold a blood drive to the National Blue Ribbon School Award The 1915 Duarte Garage located on encourage the community to donate in 2005. The school is located at 3300 the old “Lincoln Highway” will be blood. Dennis Drive in Pleasanton. For more open on Sunday, April 20, from 10 am The American Red Cross Blood information on Mohr’s 7th Annual – 2 pm. Mobile will be stationed in the parking Multicultural/Heritage Event, please The garage is located on the corner lot of the Robert Livermore Commu- contact Chairpersons Elaine Marchant of Portola and L Streets in Livermore. nity Center during the expo to collect Panwar, 925-918-1879, or Hetal The Lincoln Highway stretches 3,389 blood from donors throughout the Giaimo, 925-484-0265, or email miles across the United States. It was the community. Elaine@Panwar.name. first transcontinental highway. Displays Sign up for the blood drive portion include a large Lincoln Highway wall map, old California license plates, old of the Emergency Survival Expo by Patio Sale photos, 1920’s office equipment and a calling 925-373-5715 for an appoint- The Livermore Heritage Guild is ment. Plenty of time slots are available shop area that includes a grease pit. In holding a “First Ever” Patio Sale on addition, there are three vintage fire to meet donors’ needs. Snacks and Saturday, April 19, from 10am-2pm at drinks will be provided. trucks (Ford Model “T”, 1920 the Old Livermore Library, on South Seagrave, 1944 Mack). Donors must be at least 17 years old, Livermore Ave., Livermore. weigh 110 pounds or more and bring The Livermore Heritage Guild There will be wood and metal sponsors the Duarte Garage. There is identification. waiting to be transformed into hobby no charge for admission, donations are ideas. There is also, a large selection of appreciated. For more information call Quest for Excellence new bed frames and headboards, as (925) 443-9740. well as display cases, filing cabinets, The next program in the Quest for electronics and office items, and some Excellence series will be held Tues., kooky things too. Food Drive April 29. The proceeds from this sale will be Local Marriott hotels will be having The series is presented by the Tri- used for Duarte Garage restoration a food drive starting April 21 - April Valley Conservancy and the Liver- projects and the History Mobile. 25. more Valley Winegrowers Associa- Volunteers are needed to help with Locations are: Pleasanton Court- tion, is to assure the highest quality the sale, please, call Joe Adams at 925 yard, 5059 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton, winegrapes and wines are produced by 699-1560. ,(925) 463-1414; Pleasanton Residence Livermore Valley winegrowers and Inn, 11920 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleas- vintners. anton, (925) 227-0500; Pleasanton Registration is at 5:30 pm, followed Wine Release Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, by Zinfandel: Guided Wine Tasting Stony Ridge Winery will hold re- Pleasanton, ,(925) 847-6000. and Discussion, led by Jim Denham lease and pickup for wine club mem- The items the food bank is in most from The Wine Steward. Those in bers on April 19. On that day, new need of consist of the following: Canned attendance are invited to participate in owner Rick Corbett will release a 2005 Fruits and Vegetables, Canned Meats an interactive panel discussion regard- Stony Ridge Cabernet and a non vin- and Fish, Peanut Butter, Pasta, Beans, ing Sulfur Dioxide led by regional tage Stony Ridge Ororosso. The 2003 Rice, Canned Soup, Dry Cereal and leaders and suppliers in the wine indus- Cabernet earned a gold medal at the San Oatmeal, Tomato Sauce, and Pow- try. In conclusion, a break-out session Francisco Bay Wine Competition. Wine dered Milk Marriott would like to thank is available for one-on-one discussions club members will receive a 20 per cent you for participating with us in support with the panelist. discount on the per-bottle price, mem- of our mission to Serve Our Commu- Please RSVP by April 25th to the bership is free and applications will be nities. The food donations that take Livermore Valley Wine Growers Asso- available on site. place within the Pleasanton based ho- ciation at (925) 447-WINE (9463). Corbett and his team will celebrate tels will benefit the Alameda County The session will have a participation fee Memorial Day weekend May 24-26 Food Bank. of $10.00. with a three-day barrel tasting of new wines from 11 am. to 4:30 pm. each day. Guests are also encouraged to Mohr Heritage Event bring a picnic lunch and pair it with a Mohr Elementary School is hold- bottle of award-winning wine on the ing its 7th Annual Multicultural/Heri- winery grounds. Picnic tables and a soft tage Event for students and their fami- grassy area are available for outdoor lies through April 18. dining. Event and wine information is The theme this year is “Stories From available at 371-8156 or visit Around The World.” “Music in the www.crookedvinewinery.com. Morning” will greet the students each The winery is located at 4948 Tesla morning as international music is played Rd., Livermore. The physical plant has in the classrooms and children guess also been upgraded with new buildings which music comes from which coun- and refurbished grounds. try. “Stories From Around the World at Mohr” takes place in the Mohr multi- Book Events purpose room April 16 and 17 during Towne Center Books is offering the school hours. Parent volunteers from following programs: approximately 20 countries will have Thursday, April 24: 5:00-6:00, educational booths that teach the stu- Read and Be Happy Hour with Stefan dents about famous stories, authors, Merrill Block the author of the Story of and characters from their countries. A Forgetting. Three narratives intertwine wide range of countries will be repre- to create a story that is by turns funny, sented, including China, India, smart, introspective, and revelatory Bangladesh, South Korea, Mexico, Swe- through the fusion of myth, science, den, Denmark, Germany, Algeria, Iran, and storytelling. $5.00 or free with LAB (continued from page one) tion program for employees it comes to negotiating such within the career-indefinite things as the cost of medical ben- workforce. That plan was offered efits. in February 2008; 215 employ- George Miller, Laboratory ees volunteered for that option. Director, stated, “The Laboratory There were up to 750 slots in the has launched a two-prong effort voluntary separation program, to restructure the workforce and said Houghton. dramatically cut operating and The criteria for involuntary support costs. Organizational lay-offs is based on seniority and and facility consolidations have needed job skills. occurred. The Lab is implement- When combined with attri- ing best industry practices such tion, approximately 900 employ- as metric-based delivery of sup- ees have departed from the Labo- port services.” ratory. The involuntary separation “It is important that we put our program marks the third phase in Laboratory in a position to com- the Lab’s overall workforce re- pete and excel in the future,” said structuring process. Miller. “Implementing an invol- In November 2007, the Labo- untary separation is not a deci- ratory announced plans for a sion I take lightly but our Labo- workforce reduction program ratory must be agile enough to that consisted of three phases. respond to the challenges facing The first phase was the initial re- our nation. We are on the right lease of approximately 500 indi- path forward to do that while viduals within the flexible term continuing to offer exceptional and supplemental labor science and technology that an- workforce. The second phase was ticipates, innovates and delivers the offer of a voluntary separa- for our country.” PAGE 6 - The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 Martial Arts News (Men) p. Nick Holden (Ath) , 128- Zach Catherine Linney, Aiden Lewis (Defense) to the Diablo Scorpion Venom 9-5. Top Leslie Wolf -State Farm Insurance-Hur- strong hitting, pitching and defense from McPherson (Chr) p. Alec Strzemp (PMS), Vijay Memula, Ben O’Connor, Luke Shepard: scorers: Evan Martin 2 goals, Joshua Allen ricanes vs. Fritz’s Landscaping Company- both teams. Top players: DPR Construction, Amador Judo and Jujitsu in Livermore 140- Josh Pease (HP) p. Scott Chapeta (East), Giants (Offense) Matthew Gomes, Nicholas 1 goal and 1 assist, and Collin Rigby 2 goals. Monkeys: Leslie Wolf -State Farm Insur- Inc.-Dynomite— Bailey Beanland, Natalie sent competitors to the Mokomoko Invita- 168- Ryan Faulk (East) Melendez, Evan Moreau (Defense) John Sam Burnett had 2 assists as well as Goalie, ance-Hurricanes: Top players: Leslie Wolf - Reichenbach, Rachel Reichenbach; CPU tional held in Campbell. This was a mixed TEAM SCORES – 8th Grade 1. Junc- Orsini, Kyle Packard, Ryan Stapp. Erik Wurster 2 assists. Great offensive play- State Farm Insurance-Hurricanes—Sophia TECH-Mangos—Kristin Dinelli, Melanie martial arts competition featuring entries tion 73, 2. Pleasanton Middle School 66, 3. ing by Neal Steward, Chad Smylie, and Barletta, Hannah Brown, Kathryn Lee; Fritz’s Robb, Emily Toms from all over Northern California. CSD 56 4. East Ave 55 , 5. Mendenhall 52, Justin Popovits. Defenders, Hunter Olson, Landscaping Company-Monkeys—Isabella Minor Upper Division TPC Softball- Placing in the top for Amador were the 6. Hart 41, 7. Harvest Park 39, 8.Christensen 36, 9. Iron Horse 11, 10. Charlotte Wood 10, California Gymnastics Joshua Daly and Michael Fischer did a great job as did Goalie, Erik Wurster who had 16 Bollack, Hayden Lahr, Lauren Slaton J.P. Builders-Cobras vs. Richert Lum- Rockettes 9, PABCO Gypsum-Panthers 5: Rockettes showed a strong team effort includ- following: California Gymnastics Academy com- Sport Jujitsu Event: 1st place Kendyl 11. Fallon 7, 12. Athenian 4 saves. ber Co., Inc.-Stars: Top players: J.P. Build- ing pitching, defense and hitting. Maddie CHAMPIONSHIPS 89- Kevin Coburn peted at the Level 7 State Championships Pleasanton Boys 5th Grade Lacrosse ers-Cobras—Madeline Baalman, Michaela Jefferies had 2 base hits. Sammy Salustri Post, Victoria Burke, Nathan Maratea, Joey hosted by Byers Roseville, Rocklin, April Silva and Tommy Olsen; 2nd place Anna (Chr) dec. Conner Aura (PMS) 2-0, 93-Kyle team lost 11 to 3 to the Petaluma River Cats. Cabral, Arianna Cisneros; The Hopyard Ale- contributed 2 hits as well. Panthers played a Hogan (PMS) dec Jaxson Kovacs (Men) 5-2, 12-13, 2008. Level 7 State Beam Champion Top Offensive Players: Tanner Christoff, house & Grill-Short Hops—Bonnie strong game with key hits from Dani Taylor Quintal, Josh Rodrigues-Lehoon, Angela 103-JD Talamayan (Junc) Blane Infald (PMS) was Briana Gray; Level 7 State Vault Cham- Keenan Christoff, Eric Phillippe, Tyler Crawford, Sophie Clinton, Holly Judson and Cassidy Hager. Top players: TPC Soft- Ross, Grayson Lindstrom, Nathan Ross and Jake Bohland (Junc) tie, 113-Nick Gather pion was Megan Ouyang, while the Beam, Whilhite; Top Defensive Players: Colin Mini Rec Division E Squared Automo- ball-Rockettes—Maddie Jefferies, Sammy Bradley Maratea; (HP) dec. Brandon Disbrow (East) 5-3, 119- Floor and All Around Champion was Erin Roeder, Andrew Lambert, CJ Watkins. tive Group-Devils vs. Precision Auto Repair Salustri; PABCO Gypsum-Panthers— Sport Grappling Event: 1st place Nathan Tim Young (HP) dec. Jonathan Zawada Gray The Pleasanton Vortex lacrosse team Top players: E Squared Automotive Group- Cassidy Hager, Dani Taylor Ross, Kendyl Post, Victoria Burke, Tommy (Men) 7-3, 123-Richard Nevearez (PMS) dec. RESULTS (by event): opened up the weekend with two losses on Devils—Katelyn Antilla, Aurelia Escobar, TPC-Rockettes 11, Coca Cola-Cola Bears Olsen, Nick Gohn; 3rd place Bradley Maratea. Jonathan Enriquez (Junc) 9-3, 129-Anthony LEVEL 7: Age Group: Jr I VAULT - Saturday, but managed to bounce back on Amanda Harding; Precision Auto Repair— 7: Top players: Coca Cola-Cola Bears— Cabras (CSD) dec. Cayden Carlucci (East) 4- Emma Rigl (8.575) BARS - Rigl, 5th place Sunday with a win over Lamorinda, 6-5. The Natalie Kaccem, Tori Palma, Melissa Erica Goldhawk, Ashley Lotozynski, Brianna 2, 138-Steven La (CSD) p. Riley Edsen Vortex’s first game of the weekend was part Simonds McGraw; David’s Sunflower Seeds-Da Middle School Wrestling (Hart), 145-Dillon Gilbreth (Hart) p. Cody (8.925) BEAM - Rigl (7.75) FLOOR - Rigl, 1st place (9.45) ALL AROUND - Rigl, 9th of a double-header played in Granite Bay ACC Environmental-Wicked Wasps vs. Bears—Maddie Duval, Casey Eddy, Malory Harvest Park Middle School won the Martinez (Men), 149- Francis Harmount against the El Dorado Hills Trojans, who are Friends of PGSL-Rockstars: The ACC En- Masajlo (CSD) tf. John Wilker (East 17-1, 160- Troy place (34.7); Age Group: Sr A VAULT - ranked first in the division. The Trojans vironmental-Wicked Wasps and Friends of PABCO Gypsum-Panthers 3, David’s 2008 Tri-Valley Middle School League Briana Gray, T2nd place (9.3) BARS - B. Championship this past Saturday. Place Gomez (Junc) dec. Frank Robles (Junc) 5-3, controlled the game using excellent perimeter PGSL-Rockstars had an exciting game filled Sunflower Seeds-Da Bears 3: Top players: Winners/champions included: 1st place: Nick 175- Greg White (Men) Dec. Jamieson Mont- Gray, 5th place (8.75) BEAM - B. Gray, 1st passing to hold the ball on offense and keep with great plays and good hitting. For the PABCO Gypsum-Panthers—Meagan Gaither, Austin Hamilton, Tommy Barrera, gomery (CW) 12-0, 191- Griffith Gates place (8.625) FLOOR - B. Gray, T10th place possession for a majority of the time in the ACC Environmental-Wicked Wasps, Daniela Brennan, Courtney Hennings, Corinne Travis Chubb, Grant Bonham, Tim Young, (PMS) p. Cal Dutrow (Hart), HWT- Joe (8.725) ALL AROUND - B. Gray, 4th place 0-8 loss. Later in the afternoon on Saturday had a great catch at shortstop, Hannah had a Valdix; David’s Sunflower Seeds-Da Bears— Tommy Yozzo, Connor Veit; 2nd place: Crispen (East) dec. Craig Lewis (Junc) 14-3 (35.4). with the temperature rising above 85 degrees, great hit, and Tess made some very tough Casey Eddy, Johanna Grauer, Fiona Moreno Connor McCutcheon; 3rd place: Josh Pease, THIRD PLACE 89- Kevin Thompson (Hart) Age Group: Sr B VAULT - Megan the Vortex lost to Granite Bay by a score of plays at catcher. The Friends of PGSL- Major Rec Division BSM Facility Ser- Anthony; 4th place: Des Buccola. dec. Conner Brown (Hart) 14-0, 93-Jayse Ouyang, 1st place (9.475); Erin Gray, T5th 0-7. Rockstars had some great hitting. Dan Dan vice Group-Panthers 11, J.M. O’Neill, Inc. East Avenue Middle School won the Ingram (Junc) dec. Zach Conley (East), 103- place (9.175) BARS - Ouyang, 2nd place Vortex made a victorious return to the Sonobe, Margaret Service, and Emily Crimi Planners/Builders-A’s 6: Top players: BSM sixth-grade team championship at the Tri- Jared Bailey (Men), 113-Santiago Doria (Fal) (9.425); E. Gray, T3rd place (9.15) BEAM field on Sunday morning with a 6-5 win over all crushed the ball. Top players: ACC Facility Service Group-Panthers—Megan Valley League wrestling tournament last dec. Eeron Grant (Fal) 4-1, 119-Fernando - E. Gray, 1st place (9.5); Ouyang, 5th place the Lamorinda Charge. This was an impor- Environmental-Wicked Wasps—Daniela Akacsos, Zandi Wessenberg, Ashley Woo- Saturday. The seventh-grade team finished Manzano (Junc) tf. Albert Weng (Ath) 20-4, (8.9) FLOOR - E. Gray, 1st place (9.725); tant win in the aftermath of the defeat they’d Block, Tess Cayton, Hannah Schwartz; druff; J.M. O’Neill, Inc. Planners/Builders- second and the eighth-grade team finished 123-Jacob Baxter (Junc) p. Josh Diaz CMS), Ouyang, 2nd place (9.425) ALL AROUND suffered on Saturday and the early game Friends of PGSL-Rockstars—Margaret A’s—Lauren Brown, Brianna Molina, Lauren fourth. 129-Matt Fulton (Chr), 138-Jacob Bickford injury on Sunday to middie Nick Burnap. Cirves, Emily Crimi, Danielle Sonobe Nester (East) p. Sam Miller (Chr), 145- Brian Krause - E. Gray, 1st place (37.5); Ouyang, 2nd place After scoring the first goal of the game to take Moonshot Girls- Blue Rockets vs. Clear Senior Division A.P. Concrete 15, Pres- East advanced 13 wrestlers to the cham- (37.225). pionship finals, claiming 5 gold medals. (IH) p. Desmond Buccola (HP), 149- Jacob a 1-0 lead, he was rushed off the field after Path Business Advisors: Talia Florio caught tige Portraits 11: Chelsea Larson did a great Sixth-grader Vince Volpatti (114 lb) led his Vital (Junc) f. Kevin Wenk (CSD), 160- Dion suffering a severe laceration to his left hand. a pop fly. Shreya Madan hit a great ball to the job pitching the last innings. Vicky Rowell Rubio (CSD) p. Chris Henshaw (Men), 175- The Vortex produced a balanced scoring outfield. Top players: Moonshot Girls- Blue did a great job catching and hits. Sami Driver team winning the gold medal in his weight class. Bryce Stovall (91), Taylor Disbrow Joe Munns (Chr) p. Cameron Pedro (Men), Amador JV Swimming attack that featured five more goals by four Rockets—Sonora Andrews, Sophia did a great job with her 2nd base hit. For (114) and Corbin Cofer (142) took second 191- Anthony Borgognones (HP) p. Keanu The Amador Valley JV boys swim team different players. Joining Nick in the scoring Bartolomucci, Taylor Martinelli; Clear Path Prestige Portraits, Meghan Griffin did a great place and Anthony Lagorio (123) took fourth Anderson (Junc), Hwt-Shawn Benavent took firsts in all but three events to coast past column were Colton Steiner with 2, Andrew Business Advisors- Elena Angst, Talia Florio, job pitching and Lauren Bricker stole home place. The team won the title with 38 points, (CSD) dec. Giovanni Galasso (IH) 14-12 Granada by a 120-37 score. The Dons started Totaro, Ian Mills, and Brian Kinnee. Audrey Morse plate. Taylor Kanty went around the bases Junction finished second with 36 points, off the meet with Justin Sun, Trevor Landas, Lacrosse League Action Pleasanton E Squared Automotive Group-Devils vs. two times. Top players: Prestige Portraits— followed by Iron Horse with 35 points. The Sam Martin, and Nick Wee winning the Lightning 7th grade, 13-year-old vs. El Moonshot Girls-Blue Rockets: Top players: Lauren Bricker, Meghan Griffith, Taylor seventh-grade team brought home three indi- Granada Little League Medley relay. Alex Hess proceeded to take Dorado Hills: Pleasanton got pummeled 1 to E Squared Automotive Group-Devils— Kanty; A.P. Concrete—Sami Driver, Chelsea vidual titles. Tyler Rardon (99), Max Kreger Granada Little League results: first in the 200 free while Sun took the 100 10, the lone goal scored by Ryan McGlaughlin Katelyn Antilla, Amanda Harding, Lauren Larson, Vicky Rowell (118) and Mac Morgan (128) led the team Majors: The A’s and Giant’s played a IM. Two events later, Brian Shih took the 100 in his first lacrosse year. Michael Boveda the Schaefer; Moonshot Girls-Blue Rockets— Pleasanton Ready Mix Concrete Inc.- winning gold medals in their weight class. goalie recorded 12 saves. Ryan McGlaughlin Nicole Craven, Julia Densmore, Hannah Black Pearl 7, A.P. Concrete-Maroon Mad- great defense game until the fourth inning free. Ryan Beliles followed Shih with a win and Devin Bell each had two shots on the Friesen ness 2: Top players: A.P. Concrete-Maroon Rardon and Morgan pinned their opponents when the A’s pulled away for the win. Top the 500 free. in the finals. Max Kreger pulled out an goal. Cale Rubinson and Ryan M. picked up AMS-Mystic vs. Pleasanton Nursing & Madness—Shelby Mitchler, Indy Peireda, Hitters: A’s - S. Martinez - 3B, 3 RBI, 1R; Sun swam to another first in the 100 back, the most ground balls at 5 each. Cale Rubinson Rehab-Crushers: Nice pitching by both sides. Amanda Shephard; Pleasanton Ready Mix- exciting 12-7 win over top-seed Rio Castillo J. Bohl - 3B, RBI; M. Droege - 1B, RBI; B. followed by Landas’ first place finish in the from Christensen Middle School. Nick Lang won 3 face-offs. Face-offs also won by JT Brooke Machin ran home for the final run. Black Pearl—Trevor Konopka, Astra Lin- (84) and Keith Dehollander (108) took second Derdak - 2B, 1R. Giants - Aguilar - 3B, 2R; 100 breast stroke. Finally, capping the meet, Garcia, Trevor Maes, and Tommy Turner. Top players: AMS-Mystic—Charlotte coln, Phoebe Santo place in their weight class. Thomas Lovett Offil - 1B. Top Pitchers: A’s -S. Martinez - James Cheney, Stefan Hall, Shih, and Wee Action Pleasanton Lightning vs. Armstrong, Adrianna Harris, Brooke Machi; (93), Nick Vickers (99) and Ryan Faulk (150) 5K; J Bohl - 4K. Giants - Aguilar - 4K; J. went out and won the 400 free relay. Lamorinda Lightning fought hard but lost 2 Pleasanton Nursing & Rehab-Crushers— took third and Scott Chapeta (140) took Benavidez - 3K. Boys: AV 120 - Granada 37 200 MR - 1st to 5 – the two goals scored by Steve Kinnard and Trevor Maes, assisted both times by Jack Grace Gundermann, Melanie Messick, Hannah Myers Pleasanton American LL fourth place. Cardinals 6, A’s 1 - Top Hitters Cardinals (Justin Sun, Trevor Landas, Sam Martin, Pleasanton American Little League Re- The eighth-grade team sent four wrestlers - Casey Soltis a triple and single, singles by Nick Wee) & 2nd (Alok Virkar, Ryan Beliles, Chervet. Alex Trombadore got in two shots. Assist Tel-Com-Martians vs. sults: to the finals winning one gold medal. Joe Ian Clutter, Curtis Wigginton, Ricky Reeves, Matt Sun, Miro Asadrourian) 200 Free - 1st Ryan McGaughlin, after barely surviving Japonesque-Fighting Irish: Paige Heacox’s T-Ball Indians vs. Athletics: The Indi- Crispen won an exciting match over Craig & Zac Botelho. A’s Jason Bohl hit a triple Alex Hess, 2nd Alex Iniguez & 3rd Sneharth Taco Bell on the way in, got the most struck out of 6 batters in a row. Top players: ans were ready to play T-ball. Luke Neely Lewis from Junction 14-3 to win the heavy- and scored. Top Pitchers: Cardinals - Casey Mukherjee 100 IM - 1st Justin Sun, 2nd grounders at 5. Mighty Alex Oguin, the Assist Tel-Com-Martians—Paige Heacox, started the game off with a hit down the weight title. Brandon Disbrow (113), Cayden Soltis 4IP, 1H, IR, 7K; A’s - Llewelyn Stone James Cheney & 3rd Sam Martin 50 Free - goalie, achieved 21 saves. Olivia Larsen, Lilliana Tierney; Japonesque- middle of the field. He ran hard and occupied Carlucci (129) and John Wilker (149) took 13-year-old lacrosse league Action Fighting Irish—Krista Buescher, Saloni first base. When the Indians took the outfield, 2.5IP, 3H, 2R, 2K. Great defensive catch in 2nd Brian Shih & 3rd Nick Wee 50 Fly - 2nd Pleasanton Lightning vs. Skyline: Skyline Methi, Cassie Sherman second place. Jacob Bickford (138) took third right field by Matt Carlo of the A’s. Curtis Sneharth Mukherjee & 3rd Nick Wee 100 Nolan Jetter was a key player at first base. He and Zach Conley (93) took fourth place. darkened Lightning 9 to 1 — Lightning’s Friends of PGSL-Pink Panthers vs. Axial plays first base like a pro, able to catch any Wigginton & Zac Botelho both made strong Free - 1st Brian Shih, 2nd Trevor Landas & lone goal scored by Alex Olguin. Trevor All Stars: Top players: Friends of PGSL- Hart Middle School had over a third of defensive plays in their positions to help keep 3rd Stefan Hall 500 Free - 1st Ryan Beliles, ball thrown his way. An amazing catch by their wrestlers place in the Tri-Valley League Maes picked up the most ground balls at 7, Pink Panthers—Allyson Camillucci, Haley Michael Rodriguez was seen by the crowd. Finals on Saturday. The Huskies sent 20 the A’s to only 1 run 2nd James Cheney & 3rd Sneharth Mukherjee with shots by Alex Olguin, Kevin Costello, Isaacs, Claire Wagner; Axial All Stars— Minor AAA - Giants 18, A’s 7. Giants 200 FR - 2nd (Ryan Beliles, Alex Hess, Brian Holding his glove out he was serious about wrestlers to the finals and seven of them Devin Bell, Tyler Trinidad, Tommy Turner, Tatiana Costa, Rebecca Deckinger, Grace stopping that ball. The A’s and Indians placed. Leading the way with a Gold Medal pitchers - Connor McGee, John Bailey and Shih, Alex Iniguez) & 3rd (Miro Asadrourian, Trevor Maes, and Matthew Lee. Goals saved Nielsen rallied. All T-ball players hit the ball and was eighth grader Dillon Gilbreth. A pair of Nat Venzon; A’s pitchers - Connor Gibbons, Doeyhon Kim, Alok Virkar, David Kang) by Alex Olguin and Kyle Banda. Grounders Moonshot Girls-Blue Rockets vs. ACC fielded well. eighth graders, Cal Dutrow and Riley Edsen Tyler Griffin, and Joseph Carillo. Giants top 100 Back - 1st Justin Sun & 2nd Mahir Kalra picked up by Trevor Maes and Grayson Poe. Environmental Consultants-Wasps: Daniela Yankees vs. Indians: The T-Ball Yankees took home silver as did Louie Desprez, a hitters - Nick Stanley (single and double, 100 Breast - 1st Trevor Landas & 2nd Stefan Faceoffs won by JT Garcia and Kevin Costello. Block and Julia Densmore slammed triples. had an outstanding game against Indians. Ian seventh grader. In the bronze category, sixth scored twice), A.J. McMillen (2 singles), Hall 400 FR - 1st (James Cheney, Stefan Lightning struck the Diablo Phantom 4 Top players: Moonshot Girls-Blue Rock- Kapsalis opened up the game with unbeatable grader Jacob Richey as well as eighth grader Tim Gibson (2 singles and scored twice); A’s Hall, Brian Shih, Nick Wee) & 2nd (Sneharth to 3 achieving their first win of the season ets—Brianna Bench, Shelby Cabral, Julia batting, Drew Steele made great infield plays Kevin Thompson scored for Hart. Conor top hitters - Harrison Goold (3 singles, scored Mukherjee, Ryan Beliles, Alex Iniguez, with two goals by Richard Venderbilt, two Densmore; ACC Environmental Consult- and Mathew Kenning played with terrific Brown (8th) grade made it to the medal round twice, 2 RBI), Connor Gibbons (3 singles, Mahir Kalra). by Conner Sanchez, and one by Kolby ants-Wasps—Tess Cayton, Gaby Sanchez, heart. The Indians were pumped to play T-ball and grabbed a fourth place finish. 6th grade McDonnell — shots by Trevor Maes, Jack Imani Wilson against the Yankees. The weather was beau- scored once), and Tyler Griffin (double, GIRLS: Lindsey Baxter and Emma Chervet, Ryan McGlaughlin, Steve Kinnard, Pilates on Spring-Dragons vs. Pleasan- Jacob Richey - Bronze medal; 7th grade Louie scored once). A good game was had by all!! McGuiness led the Amador Valley Girls JV tiful and Ryan Nielsen hit a solid hit to the Desprez - silver; 8th grade: Conor Brown, Conner Sanchez, Kolby McDonnell, and ton Glass-Blue Angels Top players: Pilates field and ran hard to first base. In the field Diamondbacks 12, Cubs 1. Top Hitters: swim team to a convincing 117-69 win over Kevin Costello. 5 winning faceoffs by JT on Spring-Dragons—Celeste Burns, Maeve 4th; Cal Dutrow, silver; Riley Edsen, silver; D’Backs: Matthew Ryan-1-3B, 3 RBI, 3RS; Granada on Friday. Baxter and McGuiness playing second base was Tyler Larson. Tyler Dillon Gilbreth, gold; Kevin Thompson, Garcia. The team really came together and Leininger, Julia Oltman; Pleasanton Glass- was able to field and throw the ball straight bronze. Aaron Andrews- 1 3B, 2RS. Cubs: Devon both posted two individual wins as well as played their best game of the season. Blue Angels—Hailie Berman, Analese Chinn, Shortridge-1 2B; Kevin Gilmore- 1B. Top participating in a pair of relay wins. Baxter over to first base. Another heavy hitter was Mendenhall Middle School: Out of the Lightning was almost totally spooked by Savannah Fried Dongkun Lee. Dongkun ran hard around the 18 wrestlers for Mendenhall, 13 took home Pitchers: D’Backs-Kyle Tupper- 2I, 5SO; won in the 200 and 500 freestyle while the Phantoms 7 to 1 with Brandon Lyons Pilates on Spring-Dragons vs. Pleasan- bases. medals. Leading the way for Mendenhall was Cubs- Nick Lind- 2I, 5SO. McGuiness took first in 100 free and the 100 scoring the loan goal, Devin Bell getting in ton Nursing & Rehabilitation-Crushers: Top Farm B: Red Sox vs. Athletics: The Red 8th grader Greg White with a first place finish Minor A - Giants (Offense) Nolan Th- back. 5 shots, Richard Vanderbilt and Colton players: Pilates on Spring-Dragons—Raven Sox David Azuma had a great day at bat and in the 175 lb. division. Other 8th grade ompson, Marie Linney, Josh Mills (Defense) Also grabbed an individual first was Lena Swalley each shooting two. Matthew Lee Bell, Ariana Brooks, Jasmin Ross; Pleasan- Joey Herz showed real talent as catcher. John medalist were Jon Zawada (113), Cody Gabriel Vargas, Cade Shortridge, Mitchell Lane in the 100 breaststroke. picked up 8 grounders, Kenton Koos and ton Nursing & Rehabilitation-Crushers— Morse contributed to some terrific infield Martinez (139) and Jaxon Kovacs (93) bring- Rocereto - Cubs: (Offense) Zach McDonald, Results for Amador Swimmers: Girls: Alex Trombadore picked up 5. Irian Guitierrez, Melanie Messick, Lilly plays as the whole team develops a great ing home 2nd place, while Chris Henshaw Connor Sweeny, Tyler Rodgers (Defense) AV 117- Granada 69 200 MR - 1st (Lindsey The Pleasanton Vortex boy’s lacrosse Ryan rhythm. Athletics Scott Renton was strong (160), Jared Bailey (103) and Pedro Cameron Ryan Wright, Troy Wentworth, Pierce Kadlec. Baxter, Brittany Gallagher, Melissa Wee, team (3-3) took its game on the road with a AMS-Mystics vs. Pleasanton Glass-Blue in the field the whole game and had two really (150) each taking 4th. In the 7th grade split against league foes Livermore Phantom, Angels: Top players: AMS-Mystics—Lucy great hits. Scott was awarded the game ball Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks Cardinals Emma McGuinness) & 3rd (Cortney grabbing a 3-1 win, and Napa Force, losing Bell, Ciara Elson, Andrea Lopez; Pleasanton division for Mendenhall, K.C. McDaniel (offense) Nicolas LaRosa, Dmitri Boyd, Zimmerman, Aliya Deri, Lizzie Baggett, by the coaches. Sebastion Gwozdz made a (150) took 2nd, Kyle Campiotti (117) took a 6-2. In Saturday’s game against Livermore, Glass-Blue Angels—Analese Chinn, Savan- great unassisted out at third, and made the Claire Abele (defense) Ben Dupuis, Weston Olivia Windell) 200 Free - 1st Lindsey Baxter Colton Steiner started the scoring with a goal nah Fried, Beth Williams 3rd and Clayton Bueno (93) was 4th. For the Everett, Alex Gonzalez; Diamondbacks- No & 3rd Talia Greenwald 100 IM - 2nd Melissa primary play on an out at 1st. Owen McKelvey 6th graders, Bryan White (104) pinned all in the first quarter. The Vortex scored again Mini Upper Division J. Lohr Vineyards went a solid 3 for 3 at bat. three of his opponents to bring home 1st names submitted Wee 50 Free - 2nd Chelsea King & 3rd Lani when Andrew Totaro scooped up a ground and Wines-PT Sluggers 8, Titan PCB, Inc.- A’s: Offense: Trey Emmett, Jason Snell. Cohen 50 Fly - 2nd Melissa Wee & 3rd Red Sox vs. Yankees: David Florio place. Nick Campiotti (77) came away with ball and made a powerful dodge to the cage, Mighty Titans 3: Top players: J. Lohr contributed outstanding infield play and Jake a 2nd place finish, and Casey Soltis (105) Vincent Dixon; Minor A — A’s Defense: Kelsey Ackman 100 Free - 1st Emma found an open shot and hit the back of the net. Vineyards and Wines-PT Sluggers—Lauren Borges added great hitting with each inning. brought home 3rd. Lukas Owen, Alex Northrop. Sam Miller McGuinness & 2nd Chelsea King 500 Free The Vortex man-down group (Wesley Bower, Jepson, Regan Lacey, Kyra Sexton; Titan Red Sox vs. White Sox: The Red Sox Junction Avenue Middle School hosted Minor A – Red Sox (Home): For Offense: - 1st Lindsey Baxter, 2nd Talia Greenwald & David Zatorski, Noah Geib, Ian Mills, Jason PCB, Inc.-Mighty Titans—Emma Furr , faced the White Sox with tenacity Wednesday the Tri-Valley League tournament this past Jacob Duke, Fareen Ranganian and JJ Morley; 3rd Aliya Deri 200 FR - 1st (Renee Miller, Sereda and Kevan Knaggs) was perfect again Mary Rockwood, Rachel Usen night, encouraged by the outstanding efforts weekend. The Junction sixth graders won the Minor A Red Sox: Defense: Jack Kath; Lena Lane, Taylor Veit, Chelsea King) & 2nd on the day holding the Phantom scoreless in Kim Warren-Keller Williams-Jets 7, of Brady Scanlon in the infield. Alex Potts second place team trophy and the eighth grade Michael Silva; and Joel Gauch. (Olivia Windell, Cortney Zimmerman, Brit- two opportunities. In the third quarter, both BEMA Electronics-Stompers 1: Top play- proved his dedication to the game and played team brought home the first place team Mariners (Offense) Cameron Sanchez, tany Gallagher, Lani Cohen) 100 Back - 1st teams battled back and forth. At around the ers: Kim Warren-Keller Williams-Jets— with his heart. John Morse connected might- trophy. Junction took 34 wrestlers and won Eric Azevedo, Tyler Thompson (Defense) Emma McGuinness, 2nd Laurel Vandiver & three minute mark Vortex possessed the ball Lauren Blach, Emily Santiago, Megan ily in each inning to the cheers of his team. 20 individual medals. 6th grade: Terry Gra- on an in-bound play. Passing it around the Shackley; BEMA Electronics-Stompers— Red Sox vs. Angels: Looking straight Andy Guel, Dillan Martinez, Andrew Lewis: 3rd Nicole Martin 100 Breast - 1st Lena Lane perimeter of the defense in search of an open Karen Didio, Jenyce Dutcher, Tami Kwong ham, 74 lb, 2nd; Nathaniel Docena, 115, 1st; Giants (Offense) Gabriel Vargas, Justin Gutke, & 2nd Brittany Gallagher 400 FR - 1st into the sun, David Florio whacked a dazzling Chad Craft, 123, 2nd; Gabriel Nunez, 130, man, Colton Steiner notched a spectacular Kim Warren-Keller William-Jets 7, J.Lohr hit to lead-off the Red Sox game against the Kobe Cortez (Defense) Matthew Reddick, (Melissa Wee, Emma McGuinness, Lindsey overhead, behind-the-back goal to cap the Vineyards-Sluggers 3: Top players: Kim- 4th; John Madruga, 104, 4th; 7th grade: Mitchell Rocereto, Cade Shortridge Baxter & Renee Miller) & 3rd (Lani Cohen, Angel. Jake Gebb made the first infield catch Curtis Agness, 74, 1st, Brandon Olson, 80, run. berly Warren-Keller William-Jets—Ashley of the 2nd inning and turned it into a sweet 4th; Jake Manzanares, 119, 3rd; River Farm - Yankees (Offense) Caleb Hachler, Angela Bulich, Lizzie Lopez, Kelsey In Sunday’s game, the first quarter saw Balestreri, Emily Santiago, Madalyn War- Roberto Iacomini, RJ Mata (Defense) Chris- Ackman). double play. Brent Werder made an inspiring Sandoval, 166, 2nd; Keanu Anderson, 189, Napa Force take an early lead over Vortex with ren; J.Lohr Vineyards-Sluggers—Samantha play at first to wrap up the 3rd inning. 4th; 8th grade: Jause Ingraham, 94, 3rd; Jake topher Irwin, Gabriel Parrish, Quinn Tudor; a two-goal advantage at 2-0. Vortex came Howell, Hanna Mallie, Kyra Sexton Titan Minor AA: White Sox 10 vs. Athletics Boland 103, 1st tie; J.D. Talamayan, 103, 1st Pirates (Offense) Jane Abele, Nate Stone, back however, and scored two quick unan- PCB-Mighty Titans 12, BEMA Elec- 7: Andrew Bonilla pitched an outstanding Tie; Fernando Manzano, 119, 3rd; Johnathan Rudy Ayala (Defense) Tyler Hattori, Bradley Youth Lacrosse swered goals at the start of the second quarter tronics–Stompers 2: Top players: BEMA game. Dylan Pottgeiser and Jake Simons Enriquez, 122, 2nd; Jacob Baxter, 122, 3rd; Mitchell, Adrian Ayala. The Pleasanton Girls Lacrosse Twister to tie the score at 2-2. Electronics-Stompers—Hannah Brown, came up with some key hits to win the game. Jacob Vital, 147, 3rd; Troy Gomez, 155, 1st, Mariners- (Offense)- Jesse Jo Garcia, team continued their reign on the field with Next up for the Vortex is a doubleheader Tamilyn Kwong, Haley Wesenberg; Titan Angels 13 vs. Indians 14: Big plays included Frank Robles, 155, 2nd; Craig Lewis, 224, Michael Gauch, Westley Gladen (Defense) - victories over the Walnut Creek Warriors and with games against El Dorado Hills and PCB-Mighty Titans—Taylor Campbell, Riley Shields' triple in the third followed by 2nd. Matt Kronmal, Jacob Morton, Michael Skyline at Hart Middle School on Saturday, Granite Bay. On Sunday, the team travels to Haley Okumura, Nicole White Tanner Strangmeyer and David Kozuch each Tournament Results: Tri -Valley Wres- Nowaczyk, Giants (Offense) Derek April 12. In the first game against the Orinda to face the Lamorinda Charge. “We Minor Rec Division Canyon Chiroprac- hitting doubles. The big pile of runs would tling Championships At Granada High School Warriors, Kirsten Jensen fired a 30 yard pass need to get back to playing Pleasanton Vortex tic-Fillies 5, Hyatt Summerfield Suite-Blue not have been possible without consistent Eijansantos, Jacob Eijansantos, Jorden Garcia style lacrosse and get that winning feeling Devils 4: Top players: Hyatt Summerfield TEAM SCORES – 6th Grade 1. East 38, (Defense) Chad Goldsberry, Joey Katen, to Mackenzie Schoen who scored in the lower batting from Joe Geasa and fine pitching from 2. Junction. 36, 3. Iron Horse 35, 4. Mendenhall left corner of the goal. Cambi Cukar drove the back” said Coach Keith McFarlane. Suite-Blue Devils— Megan Ferguson, Nikki Matt Dickinson, Gunnar Langenhuizen and Ryan Lortie ball down the field and passed to Hannah Moyers, Kailey Sanchez; Canyon Chiroprac- 31, 5. Fallon 29, 6. Stanley 18, 7. CSD 14, Diamondbacks - (offense) Peyton Stultz, Nick Brdar each of whom served some fast 8. Christensen 14, 9. PMS 7, 10. Hart 7, 11. Stapp who scored between the goalie and two tic-Fillies—Emily Clay, Nicole Dees, Jenn balls off the mound to hold the back the Charlotte Wood 4 CHAMPIONSHIP 73 Hunter Taylor, Jason Wigginton (defense) Grant Borjon, Andrew Choumas, JT Kelly Warrior defenders. Top scorers were Andrea Pleasanton Girls Softball Teitell Indians. After falling behind in the second, pounds –Curtis Angess (Junc)) dec. Terry Arden, Cambi Cukar and Lauren Hall. Tori Pleasanton Girls Softball League results: 3Par, Inc.-Emeralds 9, Friends of PGSL- the Angels made a nail-biting comeback over Graham (Junc) 8-2, 83– Andrew Christen Pirates (Offense) Harry Rose, Josiah Knight, Larsen scooped up the most ground balls. T-Ball Division Valentine Wealth Bandits 4s: Consistently strong pitching the next four innings and came within a (ST) dec. Nick Campiotti (Men) 9-0, 91– Noah Dameral (defense) Bradley Mitchell, Cukar and Jensen made the most assists. Management Inc. vs. Zurich Insurance & from the Friends of PGSL-Bandits Amalia whisker of taking the game but lost by one Subhan Niazi (IH) p. Bryce Stovall (East), Nathan Kamm, Ethan Lane Final score 12-2. Financial ServiceTop players: Valentine Dickenson highlighted the first half, keeping to the Indians, 13-14. 104- Brian White (Men) p. Jay Rodgers (IH), Blue Jays (Offense) Jarrett Jorgenson, In the second game against Skyline, Kira Wealth Management Inc.—Rachel Lemmon, the 3Par, Inc.-Emeralds runs to a minimum. White Sox 11 vs. Indians 11: The White 114- Vince Volpatti (East) dec. Taylor Disbrow Colton Morlan, Sydney Keshmiry (Defense) Ewanich finds a hole between the Skyline Emily Verbeck, Mackenzie Wiedel; Zurich But it was the 3Par, Inc.-Emeralds precision Sox played a tough game and tied the Indians. (East) 8-7, 123 Nathaniel Docena (Junc) p. Logan Finch, Cole Seely, Ty Bothwell- goalie and defender and scores. Lynnea Insurance & Financial Service—Julia defense, with a notable performance from Dylan Pottgieser. came up big with a great Chad Craft (Junc), 128- Enrico Harmount Mitlisky: Cardinals -(Offense) Chandler Flaherty drove the ball down the field and Gonsman, Madison Fleshman, Hannah Raquel Nino at first base in the first inning showing on the mound. Andrew Caliteaux (CSD) dec. Andrew Cho (CSD) 5-2, 142- Orluck, Jeremy Dyson, Gunner Hollingshaus passed to McKalee Mooney for the goal. Swain; Zurich Insurance-Orange Crush vs. and as pitcher in the last, that tipped the scales had two big hits. Both were line drives and Solomon Clark (Fal) p. Corbin Cofer (East) Outstanding stick skills by Evan Murphy and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream-Scoops Top play- in their favor. Excellent work as well by 3Par, drove runs in. Josh Torres made several great (Defense) Drew Marples, Ethan Payne, Inc.-Emeralds Emily Bennett and Friends of THIRD PLACE 73-Michael McDaniel (IH) Zachary Hollingshaus Olivia Deutschman. Super goals by Mooney ers: Zurich Insurance-Orange Crush—Madi- plays in the field to keep the other team from p. Shane Gunari (ST), 83-DB Vidal (Chr) dec and Schoen. Lindsey Kail captured the most son Fleshman, Lily Manos, Hannah Swain; PGSL-Bandits Katie Grant in the outfield. Mets (Offense) Angel Becerra, Jake Top players: 3Par, Inc-Emeralds – Emily scoring. Dylan Pottgieser received the MVP Alec Hein (Fal) 16-9, 91 -Micah Gill (IH) dec. ground balls. Stellar assists by Flaherty and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream-Scoops—Frankie game ball and Andrew Caliteaux was honored Tyler Joy (Fal) 9-1, 104-Jacob Richey (Hart) Johnston, Max Silveira (Defense) Jordan Stapp. Final score 13-2. Bennett, Madison Gallagher, Raquel Nino; Collom, Logan Greenough, Jordan Muller: Cardoza, Samantha Gray, Sophia Moore. for playing well and always hustling on the dec. Kyle Connolly (ST) 10-9, 114-Casey The Pleasanton Girls Lacrosse team Micro Division Friends of PGSL-Sting- Friends of PGSL-Bandits—Amalia Soltis (Men) p. John Madruga (Junc), 123- Cubs (Offense) Pascale Badders, Cameron Blizzards beat the Diablo Stingers, 7-1. Top ers vs. Niki Ward Photography-Dynamite Dickenson, Katie Grant, Cassidy Holmes field. Jack Miller had some great plays on the Brett Lewis (PMS) p. Anthony Lagorio Moghadam, Justin Baer (Defense) Thomas scorers for the Blizzards were Yolanda Sofield, Dolphins: Savana Sadler had a great play at Hyatt Summerfield Suites-Blue Devils field and threw some awesome pitches from (East), 128- Brian Lee (Fal) dec. Blake Vi, Elijah Togiai, Brandon Yocham. Haley Brodnick, Annalise Stevenson, 3rd. Madalynn Burgess had an awesome hit. 7, Ireland, San Filippo, LLP-Lucky Charms the mound. Beirwith (IH) 9-0, 142- Mike Walls (Chr) Red Sox (Offense) Colby Gibbons, Annelise Dutcher, Jaimie Thomas, and Nicole Sarah Baxter made a great play at home. 7: Top players: Hyatt Summerfield Suites- White Sox 9 vs. Angels 16: The White dec. Gabriel Nunez (Junc) 4-1 Anthony Sisneros, Sebastian Lechner, (De- Moran. Good defensive play by Whitney Olivia McGee made a great throw. Maddy Blue Devils— Lexi Belleville, Rachel Sox recorded their 1st loss of the season to TEAM SCORES- 7th Grade 1. Harvest fense) Chase Griffin, Taylor Pine, Henry Carter, Alyssa Marceno, Sabrina Dolan and Ward made a great catch at 1st. Allison Lanning, Rachael Miller; Ireland, San Filippo, the Angels. All of the boys played well and Park 101, 2. East Ave 80, 3. Christensen 35, Kath. Farm - Angels (Offense) Dylan Krauss, goalie Lauren Caldwell. Defazio made a great throw at 1st. Top LLP-Lucky Charms—Nicole Cerri, Madi- displayed great sportsmanship throughout 4. CSD 31, 5. Mendenhall 21, 6. Junction 21, Kyle Correia, Zachary Demo, (Defense) Ethan The Pleasanton Typhoon B2 Pups players: Friends of PGSL-Stingers—Sarah son Dragotta, Aleece Hughes the entire game. Joshua Torres was named 7. Pleasanton Middle School 11, 8. Iron Dreger, Brandon Harvey, Trey Menniti recorded their first victory in a 10-0 battle Baxter, Madalynn Burgess, Savana Sadler; CPU TECH-Mangos 8, DPR Construc- game MVP. Jake Simons had his debut as Horse 10, 9. Hart 10, 11. Athenian 4 against the tenacious Diablo Scorpions B2 Niki Ward Photography-Dynamite Dol- tion, Inc.-Dynomite 7: Kristin Dinelli cracked pitcher and did a great job on the mound. F8 – Mariner’s (Offense) Nick Puso, a two out tie breaking RBI single in the top CHAMPIONSHIP 84- Tommy Yozzo Trevor White, Brodie Wolf (Defense) Michael Pups in punishing heat on 13 April. Both phins—Allison Defazio, Olivia McGee, Minor AAA Athletics 11 vs. White Sox (HP) dec. Nick Lang (East) 14-2, 93-Tommy teams are to be congratulated for their great Maddy Ward of the 5th and followed with two assists from Gauch, Westley Gladen, Spencer Williams: 2nd base in the bottom of the 5th and final 8: The A's showed what they are made of with Berrera (HP) dec. Louis Desprez (Hart) 8-7, efforts. Standouts for the Typhoon were Borg Redwood Fence-Diamonds vs. The a tremendous 11-8 win that toppled the White 99 -Tyler Rardon (East) p. Conner Diamondbacks (Offense) Grant Borjon, An- Benjamin Smedley with 4 goals, Bailey Held inning to lead the CPU TECH-Mangos to an drew Choumas, Julian Galicia-Thomas (De- Hopyard Alehouse & Grill-Short Hops: Top Sox undefeated winning streak. Sam Molz McCutheon (HP), 108 -Conner Veit (HP) with 2 goals, and Ethan Bennett, Zackery players: Borg Redwood Fence-Diamonds— 8-7 win over the spirited DPR Construction, dec. Keith Dehollander (East) 8-6, 113- fense) JT Kelly, Benjamin Knuth, Daniel Beston, Max De Maria and Dylon De Vries Julia Balestreri, Madison Burke, Julia Inc.-Dynomite. The seesaw game featured set the tone of the game when he blasted a Austin Hamilton (HP) p. Ryan Viano (Chr), Pryor each with 1 goal. Ben Luu and Jeremy Camello; The Hopyard Alehouse-Short 118-Max Kreger (East) dec. Rio Castillo Chr) Tee-Ball - Cubs - (Offense) Logan Sewell, Usedom both registered multiple saves in the Hops—Bonnie Crawford, Holly Judson, 12-7, 128-Mac Morgan (East) p. Rafael Devin Shah, Ryan Wenzel (Defense) Thomas goal in allowing no scores against the Ty- Stephanie Silva Menjivar (CSD), 140-Alex Morales (CSD) Stevenson, Ryan Van Bladel, Cody Ward: phoon. Other notable standouts with gutsy Borg Redwood Fence-Diamonds vs. p. Ben Reber (IH), 150- Grant Bonham (HP) Mariners -(Offense) Connor Hardest, Cole performances were Andrew Bridges at Middie Richert Lumber Co., Inc.-Stars: Top players: p. KC McDaniel (Men), 168- Travis Chubb Nermeyer, Jade Overton (Defense) Austin as well as Sanjoy Chowdhury and Travis Borg Redwood Fence – Diamonds—Keara (HP) dec. River Sandoval Junc) 7-2, THIRD Overton, Andy Hankins, Caleb Chance Brawley on defense. Greenan, Regan Mah, Nicole Riordan; Richert PLACE 84- John Eberie (PMS) dec. Brandon A’s (Offense) Danny Geissbuhler, Drake The Livermore Phantom Jr. B Team Lumber Co., Inc.-Stars—Ellen Ebbers, Olson (Junc) 4-0, 93-Thomas Lovett (East) Small, Jensen Roldan (Defense) Jacob took a hard hit over the weekend losing the Allison Jenezon, Hannah Schott dec. Clayton Bueno (Men) 7-3, 99- Nick Kilbane, A.J Morais, Tate Masingale: Red lead in the 4th quarter and racking up a loss Vickers (East) p. Shane Wiggleton (Chr), Sox (Offense) Ethan Clark, Devin Stone, 108-Jake Manzanares (Jun) dec. James Stalie Brent Young (Defense) Douglas Wynne, (Chr) 10-2, 113- Richard Crespin (CSD) p. Thomas Cook (Chr), 118-Kyle Campiotti Anthony Shepherd, Shlok Bansal Diamondbacks (Offense) Carson Tracey, The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 - PAGE 7 triple deep into the outfield on the first pitch Rangers to two runs. Rueben Mercado Equipment Firecrackers. Coaches’ selections West Coast Gymnastics of the game. James Kozuch stole home on two (Catcher) picked up a well executed bunt and - Ashley Cole, Grace Masingale, Megan occasions and Justin Goodman showed stel- threw the batter out at 1st. The A’s put the ball Shehab (BBG). Katelyn Kleinheinz from West Coast lar form with triple and double hits. Anthony in play 32 times out of a possible 36. Nick Classic Images Hair Design Blue Angels Gymnastics competed in the Level 7 State Galli, Logan Caton, and Rory Coles each Soldati went 3 for 3 at the plate, Kenny vs. William D. Thompson Attorney at Law Championships on April 5. Katelyn, a 7th pitched consistent innings to hold the White Spivey hit the first grand slam of the season. Daisy Girls. Coaches’ selections - Tessa grader from Fallon Middle School in Dublin, Sox in check. Collin Richardson, Josh Stevens and Kenny Nafzinger, Laila Elmashni, Talina Quezada earned 9.225 on bars (4th place), 9.075 on Spivey all got on base 4 out of 4 times at bat. (DG). William D. Thompson Attorney at beam (5th place), 9.125 on floor (5th place0, Junior 80's Gold: Pleasanton American Farm Division: The Bulls are really Law Daisy Girls vs. Brian J. Emrich, DDS 4; Foothill National 5: With the score 1-1, and finished 4th All Around with a 36.075. coming together as a team. Max Moeller had Lil Yanks. Coaches’ selections - Tori Borgna, Barrett Fitzgerald’s base hit got the 4th inning a great day at the plate, including a long home Riley Male, Clare Collity (DG). Rich Cortez going. Barrett was replaced with special pinch runner, Jordan Cain, who stole to 2nd run. Tyler Stewart made an out at 2nd and had a solid hit. Jackson Berg proved to be and Sons Heating & Air Wildcats vs. Swaim Biological, Inc. Kool Katz. Coaches’ selec- Players Sought and to 3rd. Kevin Faggiano’s base hit brought a natural catcher. Catching at least 5 strikes tions - Sierra Stone, Jamison Gray, Julia Livermore Smoke 13u girls fast pitch Jordan home to give American a 2-1 lead. Fast against the Storm! Rocha (W). Rich Cortez and Sons Heating & softball team looking for players 13 and under defense by Justin Cruz and Barrett Fitzgerald Air Wildcats vs. Austin Precision Bubble for Summer/Fall travel team. Contact Rick halted a possible drive by Foothill-National Gum Girls. Coaches’ selections - Olivia Monaghan at 925 449 8158 or in the bottom of the 4th inning. In the 5th Livermore Girls Softball Curtis, Lindsey Clendenen, Ana Neumann (W); Sarah Wenzel, Isabella Cusimano, Nicole firstname.lastname@example.org inning, with 1 out, Eric Crispell had a nice Livermore Girls Softball Association base hit past 2nd. Tyler Rains’ base hit enabled Fairbanks (BBG). Around the Bay Pest Baseball Camps results: Control Black Widows vs. State Farm Insur- the fast feet of Eric to advance to 3rd. Special Middle school Black division AP Livermore High Varsity Baseball Coach pinch runner, Jack Hoffmann, replaced Tyler. ance Purple Passion. Coaches’ selections - Concrete Thrashers 8, Burger King Vipers 6. Morgan Waugh, Tara Collier, Mackenzie David Perotti is hosting three summer camps. An error by the pitcher trying to pick off Eric The Thrashers keep their winning streak alive Wallace (BW). Mancini’s Sleepworld Magic Each camper will receive individual instruc- allowed Eric to score. Pitchers Parker Bryan with a win over Vipers, keyed by heads-up Dragons vs. Swaim Biological, Inc. Kool tion from coaches and Livermore High play- and Tyler Rains. Catchers Jack Hoffmann and base running by the entire team. Michelle Katz. Coaches’ selections - Katie Sposeto, ers, a snack each day and a camp shirt. There Ryan Mahoney. Soule pitched two great innings holding Maddie Lovdahl, Melanie Laronde (KK). Vipers to a run including hitting a double are two 6-12 year old camps that cost $150 In game 2, Foothill National edged T-ball Integrated Archive Systems Blue Photo - Doug Jorgensen or $130 if sign up before a certain date. The Pleasanton American 7 to 6: During the 2nd with two RBIs, a run scored, and great Angels vs. Bloomingcamp Optometry defensive plays by Jenna Forsberg kept the Amador Valley and Granada faced each other in swimming. In the girls' two dates are: June 23-27 and July 14-18. inning, Mitch Worsey and Parker Brown had Rockin’ Rabbits. Coaches’ selections - Emily There is also a a camp for 13-18 year olds from Thrashers’ defense going. The Vipers were nice hits which both resulted in scores. down 6-0 after the first two innings, but were Montes, Abigail Andrews, Megan Mossinger competition, Amador JV won 117 to 69 and the varsity 122 to 64. August 4-6. The cost for this camp is $100 American was ahead 2-1. Lots of movement (BA); Caitlyn Quartaroli, Jordan Goodwin, in the 5th inning. Christopher Kinney had a able to battle back and make it a close game. Sierra Street (RR). Quail Electronics, Inc. Amador boys also won both, with the JV score 120 to 37 and varsity 99 or $80 if sign up early. For more info to sign Top players for the Vipers were Katelyn up please contact David Perotti at (925) 443- base hit, then later stole to 3rd, after an over Erickson with outstanding shut-out pitch- Little Stingers vs. Kapowee Diamond Dig- to 87. Pictured is competition in 200 IM relay. 2742 or mailto:email@example.com or check throw at 2nd. Ryan Mahoney walked and was gers. Coaches’ selections - Meghan Kennedy, ing, Carrin Whitehurst with an RBI single, Savannah Nelson, Shelby Straume (LS). website www.eteamz.com/lvb. replaced by special pinch runner, Jordan and Paige Darrow with two hits and two runs and Scott Stafford with 2 RBI’s, and one GIRLS 4X400 RELAY: 2nd Grade - Cain. A pitcher balk resulted in an advance Quail Electronics, Inc. Little Stingers vs. scored. Pertica Insurance Services Hot Tamales. score contributed big time! Jake Ledbetter Samantha Anderson/Marisa Ansari/Isabel in bases and run scored. A fast base hit by Eric Crispell brought in Jordan Cain. Then Tyler Jazzercise Golden Gloves 17, Burger King Vipers 11. Consistent hitting and Coaches’ selections - Brooke Anderson, got a double and also scored. Top Cardinals were Patrick Schwartz, Justin Dalin and Stafford/Janessa Sanchez (4th, 7.26.38) 3rd Grade - Shannon Kai/Aislin McElderry/ Lady Hustle Sierra Graham, Skylar Vinson (LS); Haylee The Lady Hustle 14U Girls Softball team Rains’ base hit brought in Eric Crispell, pitching by the Golden Gloves helped them Kramar, Sabrina Pertica, Lindsay Harnish Dominic Bartoni Grace Leary/Juliette Denis (7th, 7.51.58) 4th resulting in a score of 5-3 at the end of the 5th. defeat the tough Viper team. Top players for (HT). Kapowee Diamond Diggers vs. Inte- AAA Division: Giants (2) vs. Diamond- of the Tri-Valley area had another successful Grade - Sabrina Lillie/Shasta Grant/Megan showing April 12/13 while competing at Another run was made in the 6th when Parker the Vipers were Nicole Lutz, Courtnie Fields, grated Archive Systems Blue Angels. backs (17) Top Giants: Jacob DeFrenchi, McCandless/Christine Cummings (2nd, Bryan’s hit drove the runner, Kevin Faggiano, and Katelyn Erickson. Coaches’ selections - Sara Morris, Brooklyn Jarret Powell, Jack Frevert Top Diamond- Louis Park in Stockton. Lady Hustle attained Burger King Vipers 8, Meredith Real backs: Conor Cruz, Lance Barsnick High- 5.59.99), Morgan Leonard/Nick Eng/ the number 1 seed in pool play on Saturday home for a 6-5 lead. American wasn’t able to Pehargon, Ashley Yamamoto (BA). Pertica MacKenzie Schley/Annika Landreth (4th, hold its lead and the final score was 6-7. Estate Brokers TNT 7. A whole team effort Insurance Services Hot Tamales vs. J.R. lights: AAA Giants’ key players Jacob with wins over Stockton Roadrunners & helped the Vipers beat the strong TNT team. DeFrenchi led his team with a triple and good 6.10.47), Pamela White/Alexa Chavarria/ Vallejo Hurricanes and a tie with the Grapettes. Pitchers Eric Crispell and Christopher Kinney. Pierce Plumbing Pink Ladies. Coaches’ Megan Fairbanks/Megan Amick (6th, For the Vipers, Jessica Olsen had a great game selections - Amanda Price, Skylar Shapiro, pitching; Jarret Powell with a double; and Lady Hustle bats were hot. Leading hitters Catchers Jack Hoffmann and Ryan Mahoney. at catcher and a RBI single, Hailey Schultz Jack Frevert with 2 doubles and 2 singles. 6.11.81) 6th Grade - Morgan Brandt/Kirsten Madison Wright (HT); Chloe Doust, Isabella were Jess McKeehan, Alexis Martinez, & clutch defense and a bunt single, and Alyssa Romero, Lauren Farrauto (PL). J.R. Pierce Diamondbacks’ Conor Cruz supported his Mork/Cassandra Dukes/Hannah Stepanek Katie Mannion, while pitchers Montana Cunningham with an RBI double and a game team with a triple and 3 RBIs and Lance (3rd, 5.23.15), Dana Anex/Kelly Borden/ Foothill Little League saving-catch at shortstop. Plumbing Pink Ladies vs. Bloomingcamp Optometry Rockin’ Rabbits. Coaches’ selec- Barsnick doubled with 2 RBIs and pitched Francis Stafford/Sophie Ueland (7th, 6.16.72) Berg, Sami Schiller and Katie Mannion kept Pleasanton Foothill Little League re- AP Concrete Thrashers 13, Meredith well. the opposing teams in check with just 5 runs tions - Ally Meeker, Kaycie Lindland, Kennedy 8th Grade - Skylar Burt/Natalie Dimits/ combined over the 3 games. sults: Real Estate Brokers TNT 11. For the Thrash- Griffith (PL). Mariners 9, Rangers 4 Top Mariners: Stephanie Beaulieu/Katie Dabney (1st, Pleasanton Foothill Little League high- ers, Megan Breyer had a single, 2 RBIs and Trevor Davidson, Vincent Bartoni, and Darion On Sunday, Lady Hustle rolled off vic- 4.57.73) tories over Concord Dare To Believe, Vallejo lights: scored, Camille Espinoza had two walks Look Top Rangers: Jesse Davis, Ryan Ball, BOYS 4X400 RELAY: 3rd Grade - AAA Division: There was a great amount Hurricanes, & The Concord Bears. Leading of expectation for a tight game between the stole several bases and scored two runs, and Taryn Zumalt had a single and double, three Livermore American LL and Armando Fagliano Padres (16) vs. Athletics (5) Top Padres: Kavan Bagatelos/Ben Sanchez/Ryan Nunes/ hitters on Sunday were Nu Nu Evans with a Red Sox and the first place, undefeated RBIs and a run scored. Livermore American Little League re- Matt Callagno, Nathan Julku, AJ Ruth Top Justin Peters (1st, 5.52.15), Zack Scribner/ Home Run, Lou Lou Lanza, Bianca Devoto, Orioles. With a fierce all around team perfor- Middle School Red division Law Of- sults: As: Jonah Maranon, Taylor Wirth, Alex McLain Minton/Matthew Stepanek/Joshua & Nikki Stark as they used a great combina- mance and a Patrick Ronan no hitter which fices of Abramson & Thaete, LLP Pop Rocks T-Ball Division Nationals vs. Dodgers McCollum Highlights: Padres’ Matt Callagno Harlan (2nd, 6.24.76) 4th Grade - Justin tion of speed, bunting, and power to domi- included 12 strike outs, the Red Sox were 9, Tenet Healthcare Foundation Team Fury Top Nationals: Gretchen Krenz, Michael pitched and hit great, he was the winning Brandt/Andrew Mathers/Dustin Ullom/Malik nate their opponents. In the Championship victorious over the Orioles 7 to 1. The team 7. For the Pop Rocks, pitcher Kelly Norton Chen, Taylor Sprott Top Dodgers: Alex pitcher and helped his cause with a double. Pruitt (3rd, 5.35.85), Brandon Replogle/ game, Lady Hustle met the Grapettes team offense was led by a hitting crew that was on pitched a great inning ending in a double play, Frazier, Christy Neufield, Ryan Grace The Nathan Julku had two singles and two runs Quilan McElderry/Kyle Williams/Christo- Nationals had an exciting game vs. the and got off to a 3-0 lead in the first, before fire. Top of the first Justin Gronley hit a triple Ida Ortiz also pitched a great inning, and scored. AJ Ruth had a single, two walks and pher Lassen (9th, 7.11.11) 5th Grade - Johnny eventually falling by a final score of 7-3 for 2 RBI’s and Jake Van Wagoner hit a single Claire Hyde created lots of excitement by Dodgers on Saturday, April 12th.Great field- two runs scored. For the Athletics, Jonah Bagatelos/Evan Armstrong/Austin for 1 RBI. Top of the fifth, the Red Sox bats slamming one into center field to bring in ing and hitting techniques were shown by Maranon had a single and two runs batted in; against a tough host team within a field of 20 Armstrong/Connor McCormack (7th, teams. were relentless; Brian Blasquez hit a triple for three runs. Team Fury played tough, tried to Gretchen Krenz, Michael Chen and Taylor Taylor Wirth blasted a double which scored 6.16.00) 6th Grade - Ricky Sanchez/Stephen 1 RBI, Hayden Berson hit a double for 1RBI, keep up a good fight but lost in the end. Great Sprott of the Nationals. Superb defense by a run; Alex McCollum had a single scored a In their first 3 tournaments, Lady Hustle Kai/Alec Sblendorio/Shawn Throckmorton has earned 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place honors. Jake Van Wagoner hit a double for 1 RBI, and hits by Rebecca Bernstein including a double Alex Frazier, Christy Neufield and Ryan run and pitched well. (8th,6.12.98) 7th Grade - John Stephanek/ as a team there were 10 hits total. Jairus and two RBIs, a long fly ball and base hit by Grace (the Birthday Boy) of the Dodgers. Junior Division LALL 80s Athletics Twins vs. Rockies Top Twins: Matteo Michael Marcotte/Joshua Knight/Tyler Woodson did some fine base running that Stacie Hutton, and Bernadette Allen had a (12) vs. LNLL (4): Tops As: Zack Moore, Melgosa (1st, 4.26.98), Justin Moore/Cody resulted in a steal of home and defensively the solid base hit. Crivello, Joseph Bartoni, Aidan Bartlett Top Rockies: Jackson Stewart, Matt Polaski, Will Stewart, Chris Holzschuh Highlights: Scribner/L Ataas/Matt Tyler (4th, 5.03.19) Piper Perfect team were ICE men making tough plays look CADealerDirect.com Jaguars 16, Total The Junior 80’s A’s improved their record to Tim Piper unleashed twelve perfect strikes routine. Sports Hornets 8. The Hornets jumped to an Ryan Barney Highlights: The Twins and 6 and 0 by beating the Nationals 12 to 4. Zack GIRLS MEDLEY RELAY: 2nd Grade - Red Sox 7, Orioles 1: Piching always Rockies played a great game of baseball full Katherine Dabney/Emily Robison/Isabel for a 300 game to capture top bowling honors early lead but couldn’t hold on. For the Moore lit up the base paths by stealing 5 bags at Granada Bowl last week. Just missing beats good hitting, and today Patrick Ronan Hornets, Sami Seeds played outstanding of big hits and good fielding. and scoring 2 runs. Will Stewart had a great Stafford/Janessa Sanchez (4th, 7.26.18) 3rd of the Red Sox pitched a 6 inning no hit gem defense at catcher, Vivian Connolly had a Athletics vs. Giants Top As: J.J. Knight, offensive game and came in to pitch the final Grade - Kateri Alvarez/Adriana Sblendorio/ perfection was Wayne Guinn with 11 out of against the Orioles. One bright spot for the great hit, and Bayleah Julson made a great Christopher Miller, Carson Mohler Top innings after Chris Holzschuh led the way by Juliette Denis/Samantha Dukes (4th, 6.53.97) twelve strikes for a 280 game. Orioles, Timmy Wu made a exciting catch in play at first base. Giants: Xavier Pelican, Noah Britto, pitching 4 strong. 4th Grade - Megan Fairbanks/Alexa Chavarria/ Glen Thompson took series honors when center field then threw a srike to first to double Bill Howard Hardwood Floors, Inc. Hot Sebastian Sarkis LALL 80s Athletics (17) vs. LVLL 80s Pamela White/Sophie Ueland (4th, 6.37.82) he rolled a 279, 256 and a 216 for a 751 set. off a Red Sox runner. Top Offensive Players: Tamales 21, Tenet Healthcare Foundation Mariners vs. Brewers Top Mariners: Jena (6): Tops As: Sean Followell, Joshua Tavares, 6th Grade - Kirsten Mork/Cassandra Dukes/ Eric Williford, aided by a 263 game, rolled Nate Gipson, Ryan Hobbs, Conner Isozaki; Team Fury 6. Team Fury played a good game De Lisle, Brett Peacock, Joshua Gewondjan Ryan Talley Highlights: The Junior 80’s A’s Morgan Brandt/Hannah Stepanek (2nd, a 716 series. Adam Fuller also eclipsed the Top Defensive Players: Timmy Wu, Nick until the last inning when the Hot Tamales Top Players Brewers: Jaryd Borges, Jackson remain undefeated by beating Tassahara Val- 5.25.78) 7th Grade - Dana Anex/Skylar Burt/ magical 700 plateau with games of 226, 236 Bush, Tyler Wineger. caught on fire. The Team Fury great hitters Brown, Nathan Bruan ley 2 17 to 6. Sean Followell kept the score Francis Stafford/Kelly Borden (4th, 5.53.05) and 246 for a 708 series. Mark McCreary A Division: The ‘Dogs really had their included Kaila Cortez with a base hit, A Division Nationals (2) vs. Blue Jays low on the opposing team by striking out 11 rolled a 279 on his way to a 725. Darin (17) – 4/8/2008 game Top Nationals: Luke 8th Grade - Natalie Dimits/Katie Gannon/ hitting shoes on, putting up crooked numbers Cassandra Knowlton with good fielding and batters. Josh (JT) Tavares hit a solid double Katie Dabney/Stephanie Beaulieu (1st, Smith’s 244, 237 and 235 led him to a 716. in three innings for the first time this year. It a base hit, and a RBI by Elise Robinson. Foscalina, Cassidy Herberth, Ryan Bond with the bases loaded bringing in 3 RBI’s Leading the women last week was Tanya was a solid team effort as the whole lineup Brent Bowen Photography Grapes of Top Blue Jays: Shane Clifton, Tyler Revay, while Ryan Talley also had a clutch double 5.01.94) Cameron Priest Highlights: Nationals’ Luke BOYS MEDLEY RELAY: 3rd Grade - England with a 628 series that included contributed from top to bottom. Sean and Jay Wrath 5, Law Offices of Abramson & Thaete, that gave the A’s the lead for good. Another games of 225, 202 and 201 and Gail Carroll had three hits each while Anthony crushed a LLP Pop Rocks 2. The Grapes of Wrath rode Foscalina doubled in the 3rd inning; Cassidy solid team effort for the A’s. Matthew Stepanek/Evan Armstrong/Ryan double for an RBI. Zach and Nick B. had two the pitching of Jessica Choi and Taylor Dahl, Herberth doubled in 4th inning, Ryan Bond LNLL 80s Nationals (10) vs. LALL 80s Nop/Zack Scribner (1st, 6.25.05) 4th Grade who improved her 160 average with games of hits each, and Andrew, Ethan, and Devin who each gave up only a run in two innings, made a much needed out at 1st base. Blue Mariners (6) Top Mariners: Joe Wood, - Ryan Nunes/Joshua Harlan/Ben Sanchez/ 205 and 216. Senior Bowlers Charlie came through in the clutch. and combined to allow four base runners and Jays’ Shane Clifton made an unassisted Jedediah Lipp, Joe Wood, Devin McMahon Justin Brandt (2nd, 5.52.15) 5th Grade - Henderson 235 game, 603 Series and Otis Redwings played the Bees. In an evenly 12 total strikeouts, and Katelyn Serpa reached double play in the 3rd inning; Tyler Revay Highlights: The Mariners continued to play Andrew Mathers/Austin Armstrong/Johnny Farris 215 game, 601 series led the PrimeTime matched game the Redwings players all base both times scoring once. The Pop Rocks caught a pop fly for third out in the 3rd inning; with heart despite a tough loss to the Nation- Bagatelos/Stephen Kai (8th,6.08.74) 6th Senior Bowlers. Sirs & Sirettes loop saw demonstrated great team playing. Jakob played excellent defense in this game. Gabriella Cameron Priest caught a sky high fly ball in als. Joe Wood delivered four innings of great Grade - Brennan Williams/Frazer Fernandes/ Paul Guerrero roll a 246 game for a 616 Series Germann contributed an out while he was the Quintana made several great plays at catcher, left field in the 6th inning. pitching, with four strikeouts and no walks. Ricky Sanchez/Daniel Kirkpatrick (4th, and Marge Davidson a 206 game. Don Coufal pitcher. Carter Person was outstanding at Maureen Thaete had the team’s first hit of the Red Sox 16, Marlins 11 Top Marlins: Jedediah Lipp got the Mariners offense started 5.34.61), Camden Smith/Trevor Eaton/Nate of the Lab League became a USBC award shortstop and Owen Camp recorded an unas- game, and Skyler Kriz pitched three of the Noah Pettit, Devin Rowland, Duncan Young with an RBI single in the third inning. Devin Burkhart/Doug Strange (5th, 5.42.20) 7th winner when he converted the extremely sisted double play. best innings with six strikeouts. Top Red Sox: Julian Stroud, Alex Kehoe, McMahon at second had a great catch of a line difficult 4-6-7-10 Split. (aka the Big Four). Bradley Archer Highlights: In a high-scoring Grade - John Stephanek/Tyler Melgosa/Joshua AA Division: Yankees 10, Pirates 8: Vintage Management Group Triple Threat drive and led a double play stopping the Knight/Michael Marcotte (1st, 4.34.91) David Brooks pitched a solid 2 innings and 13, Lithia Motors Maroon Monsters 7. For game, the Red Sox outlasted the Marlins 16- Nationals in the sixth inning. caught a strong hit at the pitchers mound. Triple Threat, Jenna Jenkins was solid at 11. The Marlins were led on offense by Noah Dublin LL 80s Giants (15) vs. LALL 80s 12U-A Softball Tryout A.J.Walford hit a strong drive to the outfield shortstop, scored two runs with two walks, Pettit and Devin Rowland who both went 3- 3. Duncan Young played a solid game at Mariners (19) Mariners Top Players: Sara Livermore Aqua Cowboys Smoke 12U-A girl’s fastpitch softball that culminated to 2 RBIs in the 2nd innings. Carina Novell pitched two strong innings and Marquez, Matt Neale, Jedediah Lipp High- The Livermore Aqua Cowboys wrapped Nic Cort hit a strong drive and fielded well scored two runs, and Alyssa Gonzalez played catcher. For the Red Sox, Julian Stroud and lights: The Mariners outlasted the Giants to team, supported by Double Diamond Sports at 3rd base. Brandon Beanland demonstrated Alex Kehoe went 4-4 and Bradley Archer also up their 2007-2008 short course swim season Academy in Livermore, is holding a tryout flawless at catcher, walked twice and scored gain their fourth victory of the season. Sara with great performances by four swimmers at strong fielding skills in the outfield, helping two runs. had an outstanding offensive day. Marquez pitched four solid innings with two April 26th aat 10am. The team is looking for to tag runners out. Top Offensive Players: Law Offices of Abramson & Thaete, LLP Devil Rays (20) vs. Nationals (13) Top strikeouts and no walks. Matt Neale made a the Far Western Short Course Champion- 3 to 4 players to finalize its roster. Please Nicholas Cort, A.J.Walford; Top Defensive Pop Rocks 12, Total Sports Hornets 12. A Devil Rays: Lucas Gordon, Tanner Higgins, nice running catch at third in the third inning ships. Evan Carlo, 15, set two new team register online at http://leaguelineup.com/ Players: David Brooks, Brandon Beanland. two- hour marathon ended in a tie. The Ryan Escover Top Nationals: Brandon Wil- and threw out a base runner from right field records as he achieved two new personal best welcome.asp?url=smoke12ua. For additional Giants 0, Yankees 9: Yankees had strong Hornets’ Cassie Conrad caught a towering liams, Ryan Bond, Jared Stanley Highlights: in the sixth inning. Matt Neale also had an times in the 100 backstroke and 200 back- information Contact Johnny Heinz at (925) pitchers this game, striking out 13. McCarthy pop-up at shortstop, Sami Seeds had a two- Devil Ray Lucas Gordon hit the ball for the RBI single in the first inning. Jedediah Lipp stroke. Kylie Clark, 12, swam in three events 454-1406 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Farrish had doubles in the first two RBI double, and Anastasia Goold had the first time all season, for a single; Way to go capped the Mariners offense with a two-RBI and dropped 2 seconds in the 100 breaststroke innings and Farrish hit a HR late in the game. tying RBI in the bottom of the fifth inning. Lucas! Tanner Higgins hit a double for a RBI; single in the fifth inning. to earn a new best time and new team record. Top Offensive Player: David Brooks: Top Defensive Player: William Brendel. 10-under Livermore Valley Cellars Wild Ryan Escover Hit a Triple in the third inning. Nationals’ Brandon Williams with Ryan Nina Hayes, 12, set a new best time in the 50 Track and Field Things 9, Jason Wilkins Memorial Hot Chili butterfly. Alex Gonzalez, 9, swam an impres- Athenian Athletics Track Club invites Majors: Giants 11, Angels 14: Angels beat the Giants in a 5th inning turnaround Peppers 6. For the Wild Things, Taylor Cole Bond first baseman worked together for a double play in the second inning; Jared Track and Field sive race in the 100 back to round out the Aqua youth athletes ages 7-18 to participate in track was a big difference maker with five RBIs, St. Michael's/St. Charles CYO track and Cowboy’s successful season. with the final score 14:11. Matt Winsby two hits and a run, Erika Dittmore had a RBI Stanley hit a single for another RBI for the and field practice sessions to prepare for the Nationals field results: Far Western Results: Boys: 9-10: Alex 2008 track and field season. The Club is started off the turnaround in the top of the 4th and two runs, and Tiffany Rascon struck out Gonzalez — 100 backstroke, 1:19.15; 15-16: with the first Angels score. The 5th inning the side in the third inning. The Wild Things AA Division White Sox 2,. Tigers 3: GIRLS 4X100 RELAY: 2nd Grade - preparing for USATF Meets and AAU meets. Angels scored 7 runs to tie the game 8:8. In outscored the Hot Chili Peppers in a close Top Tigers: Zachariah Eme, Tristan Dillman- Janessa Sanchez/Grace Leary/Samantha Evan Carlo — 200 backstroke, 13th, 2:06.44, Practices will be held on a voluntary/drop-in the 6th, every Angel player hit the ball. Jake game. Robyn Dobson had a key single, while McDougall, Connor Parkerson Top Indians: Anderson/Isabel Stafford (5th, 1.24.84) 3rd 100 backstroke, 59.31. Girls: 9-10: Kylie basis Monday through Friday. For club Wilgus scored 1 run; Matt Weir hit a double Jasmyn Mendez and Avalon Amaral played Andrew Dawson, Anthony Orlando, Sam Grade - Samantha Dukes/Isabel Minton/ Clark — 50 breaststroke, 36.12, 100 breast- membership, practice times and locations, for a home run and 3 RBIs. Derek Banister great defense in the defeat. Livermore Valley Ogunfunmi. In extra innings, the Tigers beat Shannon Kai/Adriana Sblendorio (2nd, stroke, 1:16.97, 200 breaststroke, 2:43.63; please visit www.athenianathletics.com or had 3 RBIs, played great defense in center and Cellars Wild Things, 11, A.P. Concrete the White Sox 3-2. The Tigers took an early 1.11.92), Cody Banks/Aislin McElderry/ Nina Hayes - 50 butterfly, 30.05. call Coach Rik Richardson at 925-518-9356. pitched no hitter innings. Camden Murtagh Black Widows 10. The game was a nail-biter lead with 2 runs in the first inning. In the 4th Morgan Scanlon/Madeline Bellew (5th, had 2 scores stealing home for one. Winsby to the end, as the Wild Things’ Maya Barnum inning the White Sox tied it up, thanks in part 1.18.38) 4th Grade - Pamela White/Tynesha stole home racking up 2 runs. Jordan Ott had scored two runs, and Taylor Lewis and Sierra to singles by Andrew Dawson and Anthony Campbell/Alexa Chavarria/Megan Amick an RBI and stole home. Chipman hit the ball Freeland turned an impressive double play for Orlando. (Dawson also did a great job as (2nd, 1.07.01), Morgan Leonard/MacKenzie for an RBI; Kyle Lawrence and Matt Winsby two crucial outs in the second inning. catcher during the game, as did Orlando Schley/Allyson Marty/Annika Landreth (3rd, both scored. Ivan Swalve had a score thanks Faltings Racing Team The Crew 3, New pitching during the 7th inning.) But then the Tigers’ Connor Parkerson shut down the 1.10.21), Christine Cummings/Sabrina to Chipman and Amir Patel scored 2 runs. United Motors, Inc. Lil’ Yanks 3. A terrifi- Lillie/Megan McCandless/Shasta Grant (7th, Ivan Swalve, Kyle Lawrence, Stephen cally pitched game by Jessica Johnston White Sox offense, pitching the last 3 in- Chipman and Jordan Ott all showcased their helped pace The Crew, while McKenzie Farro nings. In the bottom of the 6th, the Tigers’ 1.14.62), Sophie Ueland/Emily Robison/ skills on the pitchers mound. and Madison Seeds had awesome hits. This Zachariah Eme and Tristan Dillman- Katherine Dabney/Julia Leary (9th, 1.23.15) Angels 2, A’s 10: Max Sanderson holds much-anticipated game lived up to its bill- McDougall got hits, but were unable to score 6th Grade - Morgan Brandt/Cassandra Dukes/ the Angels scoreless for 4 innings. Collin ing. In a playoff-type atmosphere, Jennifer and break the tie. The Sox’ Sam Ogunfunmi Kirsten Mork/Hannah Stepanek (3rd, 1.02.77) Richardson comes up with a big pop fly in Connolly and Savannah Vasquez combined did an outstanding job in the field trying to 7th Grade - Skylar Burt/Francis Stafford/ center field. Ryan Gronlund makes a great for 12 strike outs in this pitchers’ duel. hold the Tigers. But finally, in the bottom of Dana Anex/Kelly Borden (5th, 1.06.73) 8th throw from 3rd to 1st. Kenny Spivey snags New United Motors, Inc. Lil’ Yanks 10, the 7th, the Tigers’ Parkerson ran across home Grade - Katie Dabney/Skylar Burt/Natalie a line drive at 2nd. Greg Miller gets 2 RBIs Jason Wilkins Memorial Hot Chili Peppers plate to give the Cubs the win. Dimits/Stephanie Beaulieu (2nd, 1.01.88) with a crushing double, both Ruben Mercado 3. The Lil’ Yanks won the game behind 5 Indians 2, Cubs 1: Top Cubs: Jacob BOYS 4X100 RELAY: 3rd Grade - and Ryan Gronlund produce 2 RBIs while at RBIs from Jamie Wittmer, two RBI from Ledbetter, Jackson Powell, Eric Pinon Top Marquis Pruitt/Kavan Bagatelos/Ben bat. Karla Rosa, and Alyssa Ramirez played a Indians: Sean Constable, Nick Monica, Lo- Sanchez/Ryan Nunes (1st, 1.08.74), Joshua A’s 11, Mets 1: Josh Stevens hold the great game at catcher and threw out a runner gan Cole Highlights: Sean Constable’s clutch Harlan/McLain Minton/Matthew Stepanek/ Mets scoreless for 3 innings, Justin Gibson trying to steal third. For the Hot Chili two out single in the bottom of the 6th inning drove in the winning run for the Indians. Nick Zack Scribner (3rd,1.14.26) 4th Grade - closes out the 4th inning with 3 strike outs. Peppers, Amelia Mowry threw out a runner Malik Pruitt/Andrew Mathers/Dustin Ullom/ Mihir Naik makes an on the money throw at third, and Chloe Rodriguez and Robyn Monica and Logan Cole each added key hits from 3rd to 1st. Max Sanderson gets 2 triples Dobson played strong defense. for the Indians. Justin Brandt (3rd, 1.07.40), Austin Dajani/ for both at bats that produce 3 RBIs. Chet Sherman Roofing Shermanatorz 7, A.P. Indians 4, Cardinals 0: Top Cardinals: Evan Armstrong/Daniel Click/Connor Koziol hits a double for 2 RBIs. Mihir Naik Concrete Black Widows 6. For the Black Austin Birdwell, Patrick Schwartz, Griffin McCormack (7th, 1.19.16), NA/Quilan pitches for 5 strikeouts in 2 innings, Collin Widows, Claire Soule had a great hit that Bateson Top Indians: Bo Cole, Julian McElderry/Kyle Williams/Christopher Richardson closes out the last two innings. started a rally, Shelby Rocereto hit a double Chavira, Gabriel Cabassa Highlights: Bo Lassen (9th, 1.20.37) 6th Grade - Austin Kenny Spivey gets a line drive in deep center. that brought in two RBIs, and Jordan Volponi Cole picked up a pair of 2-out RBI to pace the Armstrong/Stephen Kai/Jeffrey Beaulieu/ Rueben Mercado makes a great play from hit a double and brought a one run. Indians past the Cardinals. Julian Chavira Johnny Bagatelos (9th, 1.10.19), Ricky short to 1st. Nick Soldati goes 2 for 2 at the Interstate Concrete Pumping Mavericks added two hits of his own and Gabe Cabassa Sanchez/Shawn Throckmorton/Alec plate, producing and RBI and scoring twice 16, Jason Wilkins Memorial Hot Chili made an outstanding running catch in the Sblendorio/Camden Smith (11th, 1.15.69) himself. Chris Coggshall crushes the ball for Peppers 4. In their best offensive game of the outfield to stop a Cardinal rally. 7th Grade - John Stephanek/Michael a double producing 2 RBIs. Ryan Gronlund year, the Mavericks were led by Arianna Cardinals 1,. Cubs 10: Top Cardinals: Marcotte/Joshua Knight/Tyler Melgosa (1st, gets a single and a double for 2 RBIs. Mihir McGlynn with two hits, Shaylee Hubbs with Patrick Schwartz, Justin Dalin, Dominic 0.55.12), Chris Bouey/NA/NA/NA (2nd, Naik goes 2 for 2 at the plate with a single and a hit, and Nicole Paulazzo with two runs Bartoni Top Cubs: Nick Volponi, Scott Stafford, Jake Ledbetter Highlights: The 0.56.99), Lucas Hass/NA/NA/NA (3rd, a double. scored. 0.57.97) 8th Grade - Kyle Farnady/NA/NA/ White Sox 2, A’s 7: The A’s pull out a Interstate Concrete Pumping Mavericks Cubs hitting was in full power on this game. win on their Opening Day game against the 19, A.P. Concrete Black Widows 11. Elise Nick Volponi with 3/3, 2 RBI’s and one score NA (1st, 0.51.88) White Sox. Solid pitching by Josh Stevens, Williams hit a 3-run double in the top of the Rueben Mercado and Max Sanderson held the 4th to help the Mavericks pull away from the hard hitting White Sox at bay. Ryan Gronlund Black Widows. The defense was solid behind and Josh Stevens teamed up on a pass ball to Chloe McGlynn and Mariah Dias. throw out an attempted steal. Chet Koziol and Sherman Roofing Shermanatorz 16, Ja- Christopher Coggshall both were 2 for 2 at son Wilkins Memorial Hot Chili Peppers 4. the plate. Max Sanderson hit a bomb into left For the Hot Chili Peppers, Racquel Wilkins field for a solo home run. and Tori Nicole of the Hot Chili Peppers Giants 4, A’s 1: The A’s were aggressive pitched well and Ashley Groth played great against the hard pitching Giants but are defense in a 16-4 loss to the Sherminatorz. unable to pull out the win. An awesome at bat 8-under Brian J. Emrich, DDS Lil’ by Collin Richardson put him on base and Yanks vs. Les Schwab Tires Golden Stars. aggressive base running combined with a Coaches’ selections - Shelby Clark, Tyler single by Chet Koziol brought him home as Enderlein, Madison Forneris (LY). Mancini’s the A’s only run. Greg Miller and Chris Sleepworld Magic Dragons vs. Intero Real Coggshall denied the Giants the outfield by Estate Agents Cheetah Girls. Coaches’ selec- coming up with a pop fly each. A hard hit by tions - Ashley Morton, Katie Carmichael, the Giants went deep into left field, but a Lindsay Brown (MD); Jordan Beakey, Emma picture perfect relay involving Mihir Naik, Stoneberger (CG). Intero Real Estate Agents Ryan Gronlund, Max Sanderson and Josh Cheetah Girls vs. Around the Bay Pest Stevens nailed the batter diving back to 3rd. Control Black Widows. Coaches’ selections A’s 11, Rangers 2: The A’s came prepared - Sierra Deane, Camile Best, Lindsey Philips to hit and pitch for their 3rd game of the (CG); Black Widows: Katie Hinds, Angelina season. Great pitching by Josh Stevens, Burkett, Mallory Jones (BW). Austin Preci- Mihir Naik and Collin Richardson held the sion Bubble Gum Girls vs. Cresco Rental PAGE 8 - The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 Mendenhall Students Rocket Team Qualifies for National Challenge Show Their Olympic Spirit— The Valley Montesssori Middle School Rocket Team has The contest required that the stu- dents build a rocket from scratch eggs landed safely. The National Association of Academic Olympics, That Is qualified for the Team American Rocketry Challenge National that can fly two raw eggs to an altitude of 750 feet, reach Model Rocketry will post the top 100 teams in the country. By Patricia Koning challenging nature of the forum,” Competition. apogee and then descend in 45 The School is currently rais- Earlier this month, the Olym- says Foster. “Not only are This is the first time the seconds, returning the eggs ing money to get the team and pics were in town at Mendenhall Mendenhall students actively school has participated in this safely to the ground. two advisers to Virginia for the Middle School. Instead of track answering each question, but as contest that includes middle The VMS Rocket Team mem- national competition. Donations and field, swimming, and gym- one looks out at their parents, schools and high schools from bers have been working since to support the team’s attendance nastics, the events were language many are studiously figuring out around the country. October to create such a rocket at the Nationals are greatly ap- arts, math, science, and social answers in the audience. The Team members are Noah Brisson, under the mentorship of Bruce preciated. science, as this was the Academic School Board members and Su- Dylan Gray, Jackson Mancieri, Shay. After several attempts, the For information contact Mary Olympics. perintendent add prestige to the Justin Moore and Ben Shay. The team had a qualifying flight on Ellen Kordas, 455-8021 ext. 211 “Academic Olympics at judging table. They get to see, national competition will take Sunday, April 6th that reached or m.kordas@valleymontesorri Mendenhall has a wonderful tra- first hand, the excellence of the place next month outside of 752 feet and returned to the school.com. The school is lo- dition of bringing out the best in Mendenhall students.” Washington, D.C. ground in 46.72 seconds. The cated at 1273 N. Livermore Ave. our students,” says Mendenhall A total of 58 students were principal Helen Foster. “I look forward to this event every year awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals. There were a total of five EARTH DAY (continued from page one) because I always like to the see ties—two in language arts and one each in math, science, and day, April 18th to the 20th. Following the “Executive Volunteers are needed to help the bar raised as a challenge to Build” the general public and social studies. The public may drop off items celebrate Earth Day and Califor- our students, while bringing a between noon and 5:00 p.m. on local community members will strong sense of community to our The winners of the 2008 nia Trail Days at Contra Loma Mendenhall Academic Olympics Friday, April 18, and from 9:00 a.m. join together for the Build-A- Regional Park. Participants will campus.” Thon on April 19- 22. Like a are: to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sun- perform “trio maintenance” of Preparation for the Academic day, April 19 and 20. The location walk-a-thon, participants collect Olympics began in March, when Language Arts: Gold—Jeff Katen, trails, which refers to a three-step Carolyn Murray, and Dominex Kovacs; is the Alameda County Fair- pledges and Habitat provides process (slough, berm, and brush) students took prescreening tests Silver (tie) Tatiana Jansen, Justin Orlino, supervision, tools safety equip- grounds; please enter at Gate 12 to restore trails and will assist with to qualify. Qualifying students and Katherine Dubsky; Christine off Valley Avenue. ment and fundraising support. were placed on three-person Orlino, Jordan Lian, and Sarah de wildlife habitat improvement Bord; Bronze (tie)—Hailey Schultz, This event is open to any Cali- Those building must be at least projects. teams, with one member from 16 years old to participate. Other Tyler Eckles, and Amanda Swinkels; fornia business, resident, school, Crew leadership, tools and each grade level. Mendenhall Gogulnaath Ganeshalingham, Corrina etc. Drop off is free. There is no than the Build-A-Thon, a special science teacher Leslie Finn or- Change, and Cassi McDiarmid. lunch will be provided. Volun- Math: Gold—Cassi McDiarmid, limit to the number of items that accelerated build with hundreds teers should wear sturdy shoes, ganized the event. of participants, one may volun- On the day of competition, Brian Lee, and Sam Nasarabadi; Sil- may be brought in. Electronic long pants, long sleeved shirt, ver—Ben Perry, Tyler Eckles, and Waste Management has been teer at any other time of the year bring hat, gloves, and water. Ages each team answered approxi- Austin Roeder; Bronze (tie)—Mitchell holding free public e-waste re- to build with Habitat for Human- mately 20 questions. The answers Yin, Jeff Katen, and Valerie Sommer; 10 and up. Sarah de Board, Justin Orlino, and cycling events for the past 3 ity East Bay with no pledges re- Please call (510) 544-2631 were scored by a panel of guest quired. Dominex Kovacs. years all over California. All ma- after March 14 to register. This is judges that included Livermore Science: Gold—Katherine Dubsky, terial collected is recycled by a For more information about School Superintendent Brenda an East Bay Regional Park Dis- Tyler Eckles, and Jazmin Almeida; state-approved e-waste recycler, the Earth Day Build-A-Thon trict event. Miller, Livermore School Board Silver—Jacqueline Summers, Jeremy visit the website at Martin, and Christine Orlino; Bronze ASL Recycling. Trustee Anne White, Executive For information, visit www.habitatEB.org or call 510- Director of Human Resources (tie)—Ben Perry, Corrina Chang, and Tatiana Jansen; Mitchell Yen, Renee www.noewaste.com or call toll 251-6304. Yolanda Holmes, and Dobson, and Austin Roeder. free, (866) 335-3373 for elec- Mendenhall PTSA President Social Studies: Gold—Christine tronic items accepted and de- There will be an “Earth Day Paula Orrell. Orlino, Jeff Katen, and Carolyn Mur- ray; Silver (tie)—Gogulnaath tailed event info. Celebration at Deer Ridge Vine- “The prescreening testing, the Ganeshalingham, Albert Yeh, and yards” on Sunday, April 20, from answer preparation by the teach- Mitchell Yin; Julia Lee, Corrina Chang, Hammers, power tools, and 1 to 4 p.m. ers, and the intense competition and Katherine Dubsky; Bronze— There will be live entertain- the day of the event, serve to Dominex Kovacs, Advaita cooperative effort will be used Panchagnula, and Amanda See. by top Bay Area executives as ment and wine tasting. The tast- heighten the collaborative, yet they participate in the West ing will consist of a complimen- Coast’s first Habitat for Human- tary barrel sample of the 2004 Pleasanton Book Sale Slated ity East Bay “Executive Build.” Petite Sirah, Private Reserve, just This special event kicks off a prior to bottling. The Friends of Pleasanton ers to biographies to children’s weekend-long Build-A-Thon Bring “sick plants” or garden- Public Library host the Spring picture books will be for sale. fundraising effort held over the ing questions. The winery’s UC Book Sale on Fri., April 25; Sat., Paperbacks will cost 50 cents and Earth Day Weekend. Events be- Davis trained Master Gardeners April 26; and Sun., April 27 at hardbacks and trade backs a dol- gin on Friday, April 18 and run of Alameda County will diag- the library in the large meeting lar. The books are in good to per- through Tuesday, April 22, 2008 nose the symptoms and recom- room. fect condition. There will also be and all proceeds will benefit mend solutions using less toxic, The Friday night sale will run videos and other media for sale. Habitat for Humanity East Bay. healthy gardening practices. from 7 to 9 p.m. for members only All revenues from the sale will Over the Earth Day weekend hun- A free plant will be given to of Friends of the Library. Mem- to purchase new library materi- dreds of volunteers will frame six the first 100 families. It will be berships will be available at the als or equipment or to provide homes in four days at Habitat’s an edible flower or herb plant door. The sale is open to every- programs. The Friends are seek- Edes Avenue Development, suitable for planting in a window- one on Saturday from 10 a.m. to ing adult volunteers to help set 10900 Edes Avenue in Oakland. sill location or a kitchen garden. 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to up the sale and work during sale Men and women who lead Visitors will be able to pre- 3 p.m. hours. For book sale or volun- Bay Area companies will partici- view the new herb garden at the More than 40,000 donated teer information, please call pate in Habitat’s inaugural half- winery. It has been planted in re- books of all types from best sell- Nancy Bering at 462-4368. day “Executive Build” from 8 cycled wine barrels. Learn about a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, “sheet mulching,” composting Spring Stampede in Livermore 2008. The event is co-hosted by three of Habitat for Humanity and other sustainable farming practices used in the 26 acres of The California State stop at selected wineries for wine East Bay’s important corporate vineyards on the Deer Ridge es- Horsemen’s Association will host tasting and hors d’oeuvres. supporters: Presidents and CEOs tate. Tour the demonstration lav- the annual Spring Stampede on Events at the arena on Satur- who have been working with ender garden “under construc- April 26 and 27 at Robertson day begin with opening ceremo- Habitat for a number of years. tion.” Park in Livermore. This is the nies at 8:30 a.m. On Sunday, They are serving as co-hosts by Drop off household batteries 15th year of this annual fund- opening ceremonies are at 7:45 inviting their corporate peers to at Deer Ridge Vineyards. State raiser. join them on the building site on law requires all types of house- a.m. hold batteries to be recycled. Horse events include a Vendor space is available Friday morning. gymkhana, English-Western, Habitat for Humanity is cel- They can no longer be thrown in along Vendors’ Alley where visi- ebrating its 20th Anniversary and the trash. cattle sorting, team penning and tors will find tack, western wear, the building of its 200th home There is no admission charge a winery trails ride. jewelry, crafts, services, bever- for this event. Deer Ridge Vine- The trail rides are offered in 2008. It has vowed to acceler- ages and lunch service. ate its mission to address the criti- yards is located at 1828 Wetmore both days at 8 a.m. Cost for the There is no admission charge. cal need for affordable housing Road in Livermore. For informa- ride is $45 per person. Reserva- There is a $3 parking fee. For in the East Bay by building the tion, call 292-2222 or go to tions are required and can be additional information go to next 200 homes in just 5 more www.DeerRidgeVineyards.com made at 937-1243. The ride will www.springstampede.org. years. Raymond Lloyd Zybach Haase and husband Bruce; grand- (Revelli) Simonetti. father, Timothy D. Jones in 1999. Raymond Lloyd Zybach died children: Dominic Gillico, David A funeral mass was celebrated Timmy is survived by his loving April 6, 2008. Gillico and Hope Smith, Jon Falk April 14 at St. Elizabeth Seton mother, Deanna C. Jones, sisters, He was born April 24, 1918. and Margaret Slater, and Sarah Church in Pleasanton. Heather, Marissa and Makayla He was a resident of Pleasanton Barnes and Daniel Haase; and In lieu of flowers, the family and his brother, Cameron all of A Celebration of Life Service, great grandchildren: Heather, requests that donations be made Livermore. will be held at 3 p.m. on April 27 Holly, and Hayley Smith, Juliana to the American Cancer Society. Services will be held on at Ridgeview Commons Com- and Ryan Slater, and Hannah and Arrangements by Graham- Thursday, April 17, 10 a.m. at munity Center, 5200 Case Ave., Jack Barnes. She is also survived Hitch Mortuary. Aahmes Shriner Event Center, Pleasanton. by her sister Claire Pittman in NJ, 170 Lindberg Ave., Livermore. Arrangements by Graham- nephew Leon Lutz of Chicago, Timothy Scott Jones Burial will be at Lakewood Me- Hitch Mortuary. and several nieces and nephews Timothy Scott Jones, a resi- morial Park in Hughson, CA. in NJ. She was preceded in death dent of Livermore, passed away Donations can be made in his Vera Nancy Juliano by her husband and nine broth- on Friday, April 11, 2008. memory to Children’s Hospital Pleasanton resident Vera ers and sisters. Timothy was born on March Foundation, 747 52nd St., Oak- Nancy Juliano died April 6, 2008. Burial was April 11 at 21, 1999 in Prince Fredrick, land, CA 94609. She was born Vera Nancy Ire- Roselawn Cemetery in Liver- Maryland. He was a strong, vi- Arrangements by Callaghan land in Egg Harbor, NJ and lived more. brant little boy who struggled all Mortuary. many years in Atlantic City where Arrangements by Graham- his short life with brain damage she married Thomas Juliano and Hitch Mortuary. and Cerebral Palsy. In spite of raised her family. Vera worked his difficulties he won the hearts for many years in the hotel in- Lawrence Joseph Simonetti of all who knew him with his dustry in Atlantic City, Miami Lawrence Simonetti passed cheerful disposition and bright Beach, and Los Angeles. away peacefully on April 9, 2008. smile. He loved music, playing Vera was a prolific writer of He was 84. outside, going for car rides, camp- short stories and poems from the Lawrence was born and raised ing and playing with his friends. time she won a writing award at in Oakland and had lived in Timmy was very active in his age twelve. Her grandchildren Pleasanton for 15 years. church, participating in activities will forever have humorous Lawrence was a proud WWII such as church camp and youth memories of their adventures Navy Veteran and a member of services. with her. This past Summer, she ILWU Local #34. He is preceded in death by his had a reunion with all her great Lawrence is survived by step- grandchildren. children Michael Revelli, Tho- Vera passed away in Pleasan- mas Revelli, Peter Revelli, and ton where she had resided for Nancy Elam, and also by his sis- several years. She is survived by ter Millie Calbo and nieces Ja- her three daughters: Geraldine net Butcher, Joan Green, and Gillico, Paula Dawson and hus- Claudia Calbo. He was preceded band William, and Margaret in death by his wife, Shirley The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 - PAGE 9 Organizations wishing to run notices in social justice issues and how officials in the Livermore Community Center Pool, 4444 to Amy Lemmon of Livermore. PACE is Bulletin Board, send information to PO Box United States reacted to this. This event is East Ave., Livermore. Collect pledges for TLU’s top scholarship award for overall 1198, Livermore, CA 94551, in care of open to the public, free/$3.00 donations laps will swim in 30 minutes, bring a towel academic excellence awarded to incoming Bulletin Board. Include name of organiza- accepted, wheelchair accessible. Refreshments and personal swim gear. Deadline to register freshmen. Lemmon is a senior at Livermore tion, meeting date, time, place and theme or are served. Meet & greet begins at 6:30 PM. is April 11. Information about swimstrong High School and is the daughter of Paul and subject. Phone number and contact person A short discussion about the film follows. fund-raiser at Sharon Lemmon. The PACE award was should also be included. For more information, call 925-462-3459. www.korrinecroghan.blogspot.com. Regis- made to accepted students with an articulated Monte Carlo Night, April 26 from 7-11 Fashion for a Cure, Charity Fashion tration may be left at the community center high school cumulative grade point average p.m., Rancho Las Positas Elementary School Show at Granada High; 100% of proceeds pool, or send request to of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and an SAT/ACT will be holding it’s 3rd Annual Spring Fling benefit American Cancer Society. Fri., April korrineSwimStrong@comcast.net. composite score of at least 1250/28 or higher, The Arendt Buildings in Pleasanton fund-raiser event. Monte Carlo Night and 18 at 7 p.m. Clothing from Chinese Laundry, Student news, Galen Willett, an Eagle or rank in the top 10 percent of the class with I grew up in Baltimore. Many summers I remember heading north Silent Auction to be held at the Barn in David and Goliath, L-R-G, Orghipchick, Scout from Sunol, earned Dean’s List status a minimum of 1100/24 SAT/ACT compos- in our Ford with my family, who delivered me to Camp Nawakwa Livermore at 3131 Pacific Avenue. Evening Diva in U, Purse Party, Magnet, Bride’s fall semester 2007 at Berklee College of ite score. will include hors d’oeuvres, a silent and live Corral, Styles, and the Edge. $2/ticket, all Music, Boston, MA, where he is studying RELIGION near Arendtsville, Pennsylvania. When I came much later in life to auction, casino play, raffle drawings, danc- clothing and accessories will be auctioned off bass and jazz composition on a partial schol- Dealing with grief, eight week series California, the name Arendt on the street map of Pleasanton caught ing and a no-host bar. All money collected after the show. Granada High School, 400 arship. Jordan Even of Livermore is a soloist April 17 to June 5, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. my eye. for the event goes directly toward the educa- Wall Street, Livermore. on the Valparaiso University Kantorei choir's at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 tion of Rancho Las Positas students. Tickets Volunteers sought: The Livermore new CD, "We See Light." The CD features Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Preregistration In addition to a street name, the Arendt family has left a legacy of are $30 at the door. READ Project is currently seeking volunteer several hymns from two new Lutheran wor- is required. Space limited. Meetings open to three buildings in downtown Pleasanton. The most imposing is the Hidden Gardens of the Valley Tour, tutors to help motivated adults improve their ship books. The following student enrolled all, regardless of religious orientation. Please brick structure erected by Harris Arendt at the southeast corner of benefit for Valley Humane Society, 10 a.m. basic reading and writing skills. A free tutor at Virginia Tech was named to the Dean’s List call Joan at 828-6864 with questions. to 4 p.m. Sun., May 4. Unique Pleasanton training workshop will be held at the Liver- for the Fall 2007 semester: Shawn M. What’s Your Name?, Topic of the Main and Neal Streets. The bricks for this two-story building came homes. Map with the location of each garden more Public Library on Wednesday, April McCloskey or Livermore. McCloskey is a Sunday morning message by Rev. Mary from Pleasanton’s own Remillard brickyard, probably about 1893. and a detailed description written by each 23rd, from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, April senior majoring in chemical engineering in Lacalle, special speaker at Tri-Valley Unity Several old photographs show that the pediment at the top, now homeowner provided with ticket purchase. 26th, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please plan to attend the College of Engineering. Texas Lutheran Church, 10 a.m., April 20. Meeting at the Self-guided tour. $35 per person. Purchase both sessions. To register for the training, or University has awarded a Pacesetter Award Radisson Hotel, 6680 Regional St., Dublin. reading “450 Main St.,” used to contain a symbol for the Druid at the Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada for more information, call 925-373-5507. for College Excellence (PACE) Scholarship (925) 829-2733. All are welcome. fraternal order. Pleasanton Grove #82 U.A.O..D. (United Ancient Street, Pleasanton. Feline Medical Center, 6th annual Going native Garden Order of Druids) was founded on September 14, 1890. An August 31, 3160 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton; Western Tour, A free, self-guided tour of home Garden Nursery, 2756 Vineyard Ave., Pleas- gardens that are water-wise, low mainte- 1893 copy of the Livermore Echo newspaper told of a meeting “at anton; Armstrong Garden Center, 7360 San nance, low on chemical use, bird and butterfly their beautiful hall.” The 1893 Pleasanton Sanborn fire map shows Ramon Rd., Dublin; Wild Birds Unlimited, friendly, and attractive. A variety of home the building in place. The Druids met upstairs and the Arendts ran 7182 Regional St., Dublin; Towne Center gardens landscaped with California native Books, 555 Main St., Pleasanton; and Alden plants will be open to the public Sunday, the H. Arendt & Co. general merchandise store on the first floor. The Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Ln. Livermore, or April 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Locations building has large ground floor windows, convenient for displays. A Three Dog Bakery, 335 Saint Mary Street, throughout Santa Clara Valley and Penin- 1904 ad assured the community that “we have the greatest assort- Pleasanton. For information, call the Valley sula. Free admission; registration required at Humane Society at (925) 426-8656. www.GoingNativeGardenTour.org before ment of ‘good goods’ that has ever been produced. Inspect our win- Livermore Peripheral Neuropathy April 19, 12 noon, or until the tour reaches dows this week.” Charles Huff, architect and local historian, wrote Support Group, meets Tues., April 22, 10 capacity, whichever comes first. Space is that the brick building’s “overall high-style architecture suggests a.m. at Heritage Estates Retirement Com- limited; register early to ensure a place. munity, second floor conference room, 900 Volunteers receive invitations to visit native that it was created to be a showplace of its time.” E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore. All are wel- gardens throughout the year. In 1903 the structure was expanded to the east; this section was come. Contact: Lorene Stack, 447-6158, or info@GoingNativeGardenTour.org. used for a grocery store and its basement for storing and curing Ann Laye, 443-4098. Money: A Woman's Perspective, Wed., Livermore Library Board, meets 7 April 23, noon at the Livermore Library, meats. The Arendts also built three Pleasanton warehouses for stor- p.m. Thurs., April 24 at the Civic Center 1188 So. Livermore Ave. Sponsored by ing local hay and grain near the railroads. Gretchen Arendt recalled Library, 1188 So. Livermore Ave. An agenda Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin branch of the the business: “You could buy anything there—dry goods, groceries, will be posted at the library 72 hours prior American Association of University Women. to the meeting. Presenters are Libby Milhalka founder of furniture—anything! We had to carry the farmers all year ’round, Native Californian Class, multimedia Altamont Capital Management, and Nancy you know. And we had hay and grain warehouses in Livermore, on Saturday morning class on the First Califor- Ubaldi, vice president for investments at Dougherty Road, Danville and San Ramon.” Verna Delucci nians will be held April 26 from 9:00 to UBS. Free. Bring questions and a bag lunch. 11:00 AM at Village High School in Pleas- Beverages and dessert provided. Questions; Garibaldi’s mother always took her to Arendt’s store for new shoes anton, Room 602. Participants will be able Marge Johnson 846-6084 or and clothes. Verna was fascinated by the “cash railway” between the to feel hands-on material, taste some of the email@example.com. shop assistant and the cashier at the back of the store. When a sale food which native Californians ate, see how 2008 Northern California Firefighter they lived on the land, respecting it, hear how Recruitment Fair, sponsored by California was made, the shop assistant pulled a handle, sending the cashier they met European explorers, missionaries, Commission to Recruit Women for the Fire the payment and sales slip in a wooden cup attached to pulleys that and the Gold rush settlers, and learn about the Service will be held Sat., April 19, 10 a.m. rode on a wire near the ceiling. The cashier then returned change in situation of California native people today. to 4 p.m. at 6723 Sierra Court, Suite G, Instructor is Patricia Belding. Class fee is Dublin. Meet firefighters and fire department the cup to the customer in the same manner. $25, which includes an optional half hour recruiters. Learn about an exciting career in In a 1908 horse sales catalog, H. Arendt & Co. advertised their DVD after the class. To register, go on-line the fire service. Check out the Physical lumber and building materials, hay, grain, and coal. In the Pleasan- at www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/adulted and Abilities Test. For more information call look under Enrichment for Class # 258601, 916-648-1717 or email womens- ton newspaper in 1907, they boasted that they were the “largest They Were Here First: In Introduction To firstname.lastname@example.org. Northern California department store in the Livermore Valley.” They were advertising California Native Culture, or call 925/426- Firefighter Recruitment Fair is part of a white lawn waists [blouses], duck hats, children’s and ladies’ sun 4280 and ask for the same number and title. statewide campaign to bring more women Pancake Breakfast, Sunol 4-H 42nd into the California Fire Service. bonnets. Another ad in the same issue showed a picture of the DeLaval annual event, Sun., May 4, 8 a.m. to noon Fiesta: Spring Fling, East Avenue cream separator, which they also sold. And don’t forget the groceries at Sunol Glen Elementary School. Includes Middle School event to be held Fri., May 2 you could buy at the same location! Harris Arendt died in 1902, and bake sale, plant sale and silent auction. at the Robert Livermore Community Center, Proceeds support the club, its members and 4444 East Ave., Livermore. 6 to 11 p.m. his nephew, Joseph N. Arendt, and his sons, Jerome and Alfred Arendt, the community. Tickets for the breakfast $6 events include dinner, live and silent auctions continued the business to about 1935. Other businesses occupied adults, $4 children. 862-2118. and dancing. $30 per person. This is an adult the building until it was purchased in 1984 by Joseph Callahan, California Red-Legged Frog Work- event. Information, Carmela Stepp, 640- shop, May 2, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Martinelli 7346 or email@example.com. developer of the Hacienda Business Park. He renovated the old struc- Event Center, Livermore. For ranchers and Delta Nu Kappa is a chapter of Beta ture and changed the interior to professional offices. landowners; a donation of $5 includes light Sigma Phi International, the world’s largest The Blue Agave Restaurant at 625 Main Street, next to the Mu- breakfast, snacks and beverages. RSVP, friendship organization for women who get contact Peggy Kiefer, 371-0154, ext. 122 or together once a month to discuss philan- seum on Main, is another building that can be traced to the Arendt firstname.lastname@example.org. thropy through social events. Members ages family. The two-and-a-half story wooden structure was erected about Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring range from 26 to 34 years old. If you are 1890 in the Colonial Revival style for the Harris Arendt family. Club, Sat., April 19, 45 miles Rio Vista interested in learning more please email through Montezuma Hills, meet 10 a.m. at email@example.com. Check the websites as Before the Blue Agave took over about eight years ago, the site was Fisherman's parking lot, Randy Huey, 518- well. www.betasigmaphi.org and http:// an earlier restaurant—the Hacienda del Sol. Both restaurants have 8439. Sun., April 20, 65 miles ride with deltanukappa.tripod.com. sympathetically preserved the architectural integrity of the old house Yosemite tour out to Livermore and over the The Tri-Valley SOCKS (Stepping Altamont to Tracy, meet 8 a.m. at Dublin Out for Cancer Kures), third annual "Bras as well as the original front yard landscaping, with the two large High School, Peter Rathmann, 828-1973. for the Cause" breast cancer walk in down- palm trees and two orange trees. The enclosed porch, however, was Tues., April 22, T n' T ride from Shannon town Pleasanton. Sat., May 20, 7 p.m. not part of the original floor plan. Center, Dublin, meet 6 p.m., Jim Duncan, Details and registration information at 209-1369. Wed., April 23, 30 miles Heather www.trivalleysocks.org. According to Charles Huff, the Arendts, natives of Prussia, had Farms to Martinez, meet 10 a.m. at baseball Swimstrong for Team KC, swim-a- come to Pleasanton as early as 1862 and had their first store at 500 field, Randy Huey, 518-8439. Anyone plan- thon benefiting the Team CK Trust, Sun., Main Street, the northeast corner of Main and Neal. After the two- ning to go on a ride is asked to call the leader April 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robert for details on where to meet and what to story brick store and hall were built, the original store was used for bring. storage. It was torn down about 1912, and the Arendts erected a one- The Political Book Group will meet story concrete building with an interesting molding just below the on Tuesday April 22 from 7-9 p.m. in the Board Room of the Livermore Public Li- roof. Pilasters to the sides of the door and window openings also brary (Civic Center Branch). This month the give some character. The name at the top said “Arendt Building;” group will be discussing “Commanding the rumpled remnants of the words can still be seen on the Neal Heights” by Daniel Yergin. Spring fashion show, at Nordstrom in Street side. By 1923, it housed the Bank of Pleasanton, the tele- Stoneridge Mall. Season's new looks and phone office and the town post office. An old photograph shows the accessories will be featured by Pat Lees of the bank on the Main Street side and the post office to the east. The personal shoppers department. April 24, Livermore Valley Business and Professional 1929 Sanborn map has the telephone office in the center. Today, the Women fund-raising for scholarships for old bank and telephone office house the Baci Café. Owner Mike local re-entry women in college. Dinner and Hughes guided me down steep stairs into the basement to see the old show $35. Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Cafe. Reservations by April 18, call Mona at 829- bank vault, which he uses as the restaurant wine cellar. The post 3505. office side is now the English Rose Tea Room. The U.S. Vs. John Lennon will be The Arendts built well—two of their structures have stood in shown Sat., April 19 at 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, Dublin. This downtown Pleasanton for over a hundred years, and the third for 96 film examines the period in John’s life when years. he and Yoko became involved in peace and (Readers can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.) PAGE 10 - The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 Contemporary Dance Troupe Has Latin Flavor Luna Negra Dance Theatre Latino dance company to Liver- blends ballet and modern dance temporary dance theater. will perform a program of Latino- more,” said Len Alexander, movements strongly flavored by Dancer, choreographer, and flavored dance works at the LVPAC’s executive director. “As Latin and Afro-Caribbean dance educator Eduardo Vilaro Bankhead Theater on Thursday, we put together our first season forms. The Company’s repertory founded Luna Negra Dance The- April 24 at 8pm. of LVPAC Presents events, we includes original works by Cu- atre in Chicago in 1999. In addition, the company will wanted to include attractions ban-born founder and artistic di- The Bankhead Theater is lo- present a dance workshop for that would be new for Livermore rector Eduardo Vilaro as well as cated at 2400 First Street in students at Livermore High audiences and also reflect the by acclaimed Latino choreogra- Downtown Livermore. The School and a master class at Las diversity of the region’s popula- phers Ron DeJesus, Vicente Ticket Office is open Monday Positas College. Luna Negra’s tion. Luna Negra is recognized Nebrada, Gustavo Ramirez through Saturday from 12:00 Livermore appearances are pre- throughout the dance commu- Sansano, Pedro Ruiz and others. noon to 6:00 p.m. On perfor- sented by the Livermore Valley nity as a rising star - for its Latino Luna Negra frequently collabo- mance days the ticket office re- Performing Arts Center as part of focus, the buzz of their exciting rates with Latino artists of other mains open through intermission. the 2007-08 LVPAC Presents se- work and some extraordinary re- disciplines, including visual, To purchase tickets, call 925- ries. views. We’re proud to host their media artists, musicians and com- 373-6800, or visit the website at “We are delighted to welcome first visit to the Bay Area.” posers which fosters a richly tex- www.livermoreperformingarts.org. Eduardo Vilaro and his unique Luna Negra’s distinctive style tured and highly original, con- McGrail Nails It - It Was a Grand Opening by Harry Stoll Pourer Zen Nguyen, when asked Heather McGrail’s Irish eyes to choose between two apples, were smiling and you could hear said it’s “More tart than Fuji. the angels sing on Greenville Granny Smith.” When she wasn’t Road for the grand opening of pouring, Zen snapped open trash the high-on-a-hill McGrail Vine- liners and carried stacks of Pictured are (left to right), W.S. Gilbert (Bruce Hoard) and Arthur yards & Winery on Saturday April cashew cans. Sullivan (Jonathan Spencer) 12. Heather is the early-twenties Sally Gee poured and as a daughter of owners Ginger and change of pace hauled glasses Jim McGrail and apparently is in from the busy patio tables to be Lamplighters Music Theatre charge of everything. She had good reason to smile as the park- washed. Earlier in the day, owner Jim McGrail was fixing the dish- On Bankhead Stage ing lot overflowed, wine flowed, and guests poured through the washer. That’s life at a family- owned winery. Owner Ginger Lamplighters Music Theatre closes its 55th season with “Gilbert tasting room and barrel room out McGrail poured. And so did the & Sullivan: Straight Up, with a Twist!” – the straight story behind the big winery door to where the former owner of Stony Ridge one of the greatest partnerships in theater history. Bacchus Brother band rocked on Winery, Dale Vaughn-Bowen, Lamplighters will perform May 3 at 8 p.m. at the Bankhead The- the patio. Bacchus is Ray Merrill, whose eyes always cry “Life!” ater, drums, Dan Veca, guitar, and New tasting room. In the barrel room, Tristan Highlighting selections from all 13 of Gilbert and Sullivan’s sur- Mark Clarin, guitar and vocals, Hoffman helped with the barrel viving comic operas, this cheeky, original Lamplighters produc- with the water overflowing, glis- sold 28 cases of wine,” and who sang to Suzie Q, telling her tening and twisting in the sun, guessed they “… poured about tasting. He’s graduating college tion, winner of the 1998 Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award for he loved the way she talked and soon, is learning Swahili and is Best Original Musical, centers around the unusual creative partner- dropping in a one-sided sheet to six cases and about five gallons loved the way she walked. His succeeding bigger bowls. Then of barrel-tasting wine.” Tanzania-bound for the Peace ship between William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, as told in their art extends to making wine for Corps. own words through letters and diaries. it’s pumped up to do it again. The tasting room is a high- Picazo Vineyards. More than a score of employ- ceilinged perfectly proportioned Heather McGrail handled a Featuring a live orchestra and the voices of the Lamplighters The winery site looks across wine thief in the barrel room—a Company, the show includes oft-performed favorites and gems from ees, family and volunteers rectangular box with ochre walls, the valley. The winery and tast- opened bottles, poured wine, a grand piano and two plasma really cool place—and shot some seldom-staged productions. Lamplighters Artistic Director Barbara ing room face the eastbound samples of the 2005 cab into Heroux directs, with Musical Director Baker Peeples at the baton. sold T-shirts and did what needed TVs. A long polished stone bar breeze across a lush lawn, with a doing. Heather estimated the runs lengthwise north to south. waiting glasses. It’s heavy on the The theater is located at 2400 First Street, Livermore. For tickets tiered fountain at its very center, tannins, but full of promise. And crowd at 500, and e-mailed, “We Bowls of cashews rested there. ($15-$39) call 925-373-6800 or visit lamplighters.org. Heather combines the shining When one taster said, “Free,” an- promise of youth with hard work. other said, “Fill your pockets.” And chocolate balls too. A new winery with two wines at- tracting a large following speaks Here’s how to taste the McGrail Cabernet: Gently rest a choco- to her talent and the good repu- Arroyo Seco Laugh’s for Education, raising Gala, “The Great Gatsby” A Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., tation of the McGrails. Friday, April 18 from 6:00pm-Mid- Celebration of the Roaring 20’s, from Livermore. Bankhead Theater ticket late ball between your molars on night. Three comedians: Rick 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at The office open Monday through Satur- each side. Take some Cabernet One reason the McGrail’s Romero, Susan Maletta and Jim Sum- Hilton Pleasanton at the Club, 7050 day from noon to 6 p.m. 373-6800, opened a winery could be that mer, will compete. The audience Johnson Drive, Pleasanton. Tickets www.livermoreperformingarts.org. in and let it coat the inside of the votes to select the winner. DJ, dinner, are $75 per person. Includes cham- Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. entrance and caress the tongue. grape sales were hurt by wineries dancing, live auction and silent auc- pagne, speakeasy beer, a three-course visual comedy and mischief, Sun- buying from Madden vineyards. seated dinner with wine, live and Don’t bite down on the choco- tion. Hosted by KKIQ’s Faith Alpher. day, April 27 at 2pm, Bankhead late, let the weight of the molars When Amanda Whou, at a table Robert Livermore Community Cen- silent auctions and dancing to the Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. sounds of the musicians of the Ama- with friends, said, “Steve Mad- ter in Livermore, 4444 East Avenue. Fast-paced, energetic, universally gently press and allow the choco- Tickets are $25 per person. Proceeds dor Valley High School Jazz bands. engaging and theatrically clever, Fred late, the Cabernet and whatever den grows grapes?” Amanda is By Leonard Pirkle from this event will benefit the Ar- Amador Valley High School Band Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. fea- into shoes and held up a foot to The California Independent royo Seco Elementary School PE and Colorguard benefit. For ticket tures original, fantastic, pneumatic chemical magic you bring mash information, Paulette Callahan (925) it all up. Only the overworked show she was into the shoes de- Film Festival holds its annual program, Tech and Librarian. For 846-8957. A reservations form can suits of all shapes and sizes, dexterous information or tickets go to juggling, dance, hilarious visual signed by the Madden not in- event in Livermore; this year is be found at the “Magic of Music” link word, “awesome” adequately www.arroyosecoschool.com. on the Amador Valley High School comedy, mischief and even art! $24, describes what is happening be- volved with grunt and hit. She’s the Festival’s 10th anniversary Century House Poetry Reading, Sun., Band website, www.amadorband.org $28, $31 ($11 students). a live ringer for Lucy Liu so can and the 7th event in Livermore. April 20, 2 to 4 p.m. Featuring Ellen The teaching staff from the Ander- 925.373.6800 or online at hind the closed doors of your lips. Bass. Open mic follows presentation. son-Siprashvili Music Academy in www.livermoreperformingarts.org. That’s the 2004 McGrail Vine- get by with much. By the time you read this col- Light refreshments. Century House, Pleasanton performing Sunday April Early Music Concert at Las Positas The tasting room was full but umn, the 2008 Festival will be in 2401 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton. 20th at 2 p.m. at Valley Community College, Saturday, April 17, 7:30 yards Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $36 that you en- there was always a place at the full swing. The “festivities” will For more information, contact Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway in p.m. in the college library. “The Pleasanton. The roster will include counter. Large round tables on be underway and the streets will Michelle Russo at (925) 931-5350 or Classical,” featuring a musical tour joyed. The grapes are grown by the patio were full but with room email@example.com or visit local pianists Mark Anderson and during the classical period with mu- be filled with filmmakers from www.civicartsliterary.org. Tamriko Siprashvili, soprano Sarah sic of Mozart, Boccherini, and J.C. the McGrails and the wine made for another taster or so. Guests around the world and your own Livermore Art Association (LAA) Franklin, guitarist Paul Keyes, oboist Bach. Jeanne Johnson, violin; Joanna at Wente. The plan, according to bought and brought bottles to and Pleasanton Art League (PAL) Mike Aducci and more. Each audi- Blendulf, cello; and Yuko Tanaka, Heather is to start making the backyard. The program is set, the meeting and art demonstration Mon- ence member is asked to bring a fortepiano, will perform on period table, or bought tri-tip sand- films are in place and we are only day, April 21, featuring painter Joyce nonperishable food item as an ad- instruments. Tickets at the door $5 wine at the McGrail winery for wiches, smoked chicken breast missing one thing – you. That’s Faulknor. She specializes in water- mission ticket. For more information students, $15 general admission. the 2008 crush. They have yet to or caesar salad. A cook picked up right, we need you, the reader of colors of cut crystal and glass. She about the upcoming Faculty Recital 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore. settle on a winemaker. a hunk o’meat from the smoker, will demonstrate how to use a dark- April 20th or about the academy in Marilyn Marquis: 424.1209. The 2004 McGrail Vineyards this missive to get up and put to-light approach for painting glass general, please call (925) 462-5400. www.lpcearlymusic.org carried it in tongs and laid it in your behind in one the seats pre- and reflective subjects. The program The Boxcar Children, presented by Pacific Chamber Symphony, April Wisener Vineyard Chardonnay the slicer. pared especially for you. Well, will begin at 7:30 at the Almond the City of Pleasanton Civic Arts 25, Chopin and Saint-Saens, 8pm, $28 was poured and savored. The tables celebrated, wine Avenue School, 1401 Almond Av- Stage Company. Performances are Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Nice chard, enough butter to coat opened and flowed like wine, the not really prepared for you, but enue in Livermore, with parking at April 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 8:00 p.m.; Livermore. Ticket office open Mon- definitely waiting for you. the rear of the school. For more April 20, 26 & 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the day through Saturday from noon to the mouth, but balanced by crisp Bacchus Brothers opened the If you’ve never been to the information go to Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita 6:00 p.m. 925-373-6800, apple to cool on the way down, sky and vibes from the party car- festival or any festival, you are www.livermoreartassociation.org. Road, Pleasanton. Tickets to the www.livermoreperformingarts.org. leaving a refreshing memory. ried over the hills - a grand open- The public is invited to attend. event are $14, $18 & $20 for adults Del Valle Fine Arts Concert, April 26, ing. in for a treat; you can watch films The Magic of Music 4th Annual Fund- and $8, $12 & $16 for children. Binelli-Ferman-Isaac Trio, three that you probably will not see They may be purchased online at South American virtuoso musicians www.civicartstickets.org up to three exploring the excitement and bril- on the screen in your home. You can interact with the filmmaker Two Day Town hours prior to the performance, by phone at (925) 931-3444. liance of the Argentine tango. Ar- gentine bandoneon virtuoso Daniel after the screening and ask those Artists Flea Market, Sat., April 26 at Binelli has toured the world with the poignant questions that have Ready to Go DeLucchi Park, First Street at Neal, Pleasanton, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. New and sextet of tango master Astor Piazzolla; Uruguayan pianist Polly Ferman has been building up all your life, Two Day Town will be held at used art supplies and equipment, been called a “Musical Ambassador just waiting for this opportunity Lake Del Valle the weekend of discounted original artwork, canvas, of the Americas;” and guitarist frames, paper, ink, paints, colored Eduardo Isaac has brought the guitar to impress the other audience April 25, 26 and 27. pencils, pottery, paintings, brushes, traditions of the Rio de la Plata to members with your knowledge The event will feature 20 lo- etc. Sponsored by Pleasanton Art music festivals worldwide. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. of grips, best boys and non-lin- cal bands, a wilderness initiative League. Booth information at 846- Ticket office open Monday through ear editing. Or maybe, you just walk with Doc Hale, a Fretted 8960. Saturday from noon to 6:00 p.m. Las Positas College, spring musical, 9 2 5 - 3 7 3 - 6 8 0 0 , want to ask the old standby – Friends camp music store, cafe, Iron Curtain, April 4-20. Musical www.livermoreperformingarts.org. “what was your motivation?” Bobby’s bike tour, yoga, massage comedy takes place in the 1950s and Bay Friendly Garden Tour, Sun., You don’t have to ask anything, and much more. Kids and family is about a pair of New York song April 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. includes writers who are kidnapped and taken gardens in Pleasanton, Dublin and the important thing is that you activities will be available Sat- to Moscow to help the Soviets create Livermore using green gardening are there and they have an audi- urday and Sunday. a propagandist musical. Performance practices. Tour is free. Six geographic ence. Featured bands on Friday in- on campus, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., clusters in Alameda County. Regis- Livermore. Information, 424-1166. tration is required. Register on line by If you are an actor, actress or clude Us and The Brotherhood, The Music Man, Pleasanton Playhouse April 15 at www.BayFriendly.org or budding filmmaker and have Jon Williams, Ferrucci & Friends, musical production, April 4-20, 8 call 510-444-SOIL. Program spon- been wondering what you should Brad Petersen and Friends, The p.m. Fri. and Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. sored by StopWaste.org. do next, come out, mingle, attend Mundaze, Keith Brown Band; seminars, and discuss ideas, you Saturday afternoon: Butterfield can even look for possible fi- Brothers, Way Blonde, Jump In, nancing or distribution. Prior fes- and Straight Ahead; Saturday tivals have brought together evening: David Eugene and people, money and projects; it Open Skye, Roy Jeans, Fender could happen to you at the 2008 Cronin, El Desayuno and California Independent Film Fes- Bacchus Brothers; Sunday after- tival. noon: Pladdohg, Tanya Tarushka The Festival will be held April Trio, The Polka Cowboys, Lost 16th through the 20th in down- Cats, and Groove.Org. town Livermore with screenings A weekend pass is $50 or vol- at the Vine Cinema and the Liv- unteer to help. The fee does not ermore Cinemas, both on First include the one time $6 per ve- Street. Check out our schedule hicle charge at the main gate. of events at Tickets are available at Fret- www.caindiefilmfest.org and ted Friends and Tesla Vintners in keep reading The Independent Livermore. for more California Independent For more information, call Film Festival news and informa- 510-287-9095 or go to tion. twodaytown.com. The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 - PAGE 11 LEGAL NOTICES/CLASSIFIEDS www.independentnews.com Jeanne Michael, 5328 Char- Signature of Registrant: by the following owner (s): LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS lotte Way, Livermore Ca 94550 /s/:Kathie Morales Tiffane Schultz-Neu, 623 Eliot FICTITIOUS BUSINESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS ANIMALS/PETS NAME STATEMENT NAME STATEMENT NAME STATEMENT NAME STATEMENT FOR INFORMATION FILE NO. 407918 Sasha Markham, 5328 Char- This statement was filed with Dr., Livermore Ca 94551 FILE NO. 408645-408646 FILE NO. 409158 FILE NO. 409284 1) CATS/DOGS PLACING LEGAL NOTICES The following person (s) do- lotte Way, Livermore Ca 94550 the County Clerk of Alameda This business is conducted This business is conducted County on March 5, 2008. Ex- by:an Individual The following person (s) do- The following person (s) do- The following person (s) do- CONTACT BARBARA @ ing business as:Vice Specialty ADOPT A DOG OR CAT, for by:Co-partners pires March 5, 2013. Registrant has not yet begun ing business as: 1)Rhythm ing business as:Amador Val- ing business as:Bloomin Pots 925 243-8000 Products, 288 Boeing Court, adoption information contact The registrant began to trans- The Independent Legal No. to transact business under the Services Network 2)Bounce ley Chiropratic, 148 Ray Street by CJ, 3905 Rockingham Livermore CA 94551 is hereby Valley Humane Society at STATEMENT OF act business under the ficti- 2310. Publish April 3, 10, 17, fictitious business name or Bunny, 7228 Moss Tree Way, #A, Pleasanton Ca 94566 is Drive, Pleasanton CA 94588 registered by the following 925 426-8656. WITHDRAWAL tious business name (s) listed 24, 2008 names listed. Pleasanton CA 94566 is hereby registered by the fol- is hereby registered by the FROM PARTNERSHIP owner (s): hereby registered by the fol- lowing owner (s): following owner (s): Adopt a new best friend: Vi-Tec Manufacturing Inc., 288 above on February 1, 2008. Signature of Registrant: OPERATING UNDER Signature of Registrant: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS /s/:Tiffane Schultz-Neu lowing owner (s): Kirk Chiropratic, Inc., 148 Ray Carolyn Ruth Katz, 3905 TVAR, the Tri-Valley Animal FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Boeing Court, Livermore Ca NAME STATEMENT Harsha Gandhi, 7228 Moss Street #A, Pleasanton Ca Rockingham Drive, Pleasan- Rescue, offers animals for 94551 /s/:Jeanne Michael This statement was filed with NAME This statement was filed with FILE NO. 408770-71 the County Clerk of Alameda Tree Way, Pleasanton CA 94566 ton CA 94588 adoption every Saturday and FILE NO. 393617 This business is conducted The following person (s) do- 94566 This business is conducted This business is conducted Sunday, excluding most holi- by:a Corporation the County Clerk of Alameda County on April 2, 2008. Ex- The following person (s) has County on March 12, 2008. Ex- ing business as:1)Fleeting pires April 2, 2013. Niraj Gandhi, 7228 Moss Tree by:a Corporation by:an Individual days. On Saturdays from 9:30 (have) Withdrawal as Gen- Registrant has not yet begun Light Photography 2)Surreal Way, Pleasanton CA 94566 The registrant began to trans- Registrant has not yet begun am to 1:00 pm, both dogs and to transact business under the pires March 12, 2013. The Independent Legal No. eral Partner (s) from the Part- The Independent Legal No. Images, 1729 Paseo Del 2312. Publish April 10, 17, 24, This business is conducted act business under the ficti- to transact business under the cats are available at the Pleas- nership Under:Sterling Build- fictitious business name or Cajon, Pleasanton CA 94566 by:Husband and wife tious business names (s) listed fictitious business name or anton Farmers Market at W. An- names listed. 2309. Publish April 3, 10, 17, May 1, 2008 ers, 39 California Avenue, Ste 24, 2008. is hereby registered by the Registrant has not yet begun above on January 1, 2005. names listed. gela and First Streets. Two lo- 205A, Pleasanton CA 94566 Signature of Registrant: following owner (s): FICTITIOUS BUSINESS to transact business under the Signature of Registrant: Signature of Registrant: cations will showcase cats The Fictitious business Name /s/:James P. Vice FICTITIOUS BUSINESS James Brooks, 1729 Paseo NAME STATEMENT fictitious business name or /s/:George Kirk /s/:Carolyn Ruth Katz only: Petsmart in Dublin from Statement for the Partnership This statement was filed with NAME STATEMENT Del Cajon, Pleasanton Ca FILE NO. 409031-409032 names listed. This statement was filed with This statement was filed with 12:00 to 4:00 and the Pet Food was filed on March 27, 2007 the County Clerk of Alameda FILE NO. 407613 94566 The following person (s) do- Signature of Registrant: the County Clerk of Alameda the County Clerk of Alameda Express in Livermore from in the County of Alameda. County on March 12, 2008. Ex- The following person (s) do- This business is conducted ing business as:1)Bellringer /s/:Harsha Gandhi County on April 8, 2008. Ex- County on April 10, 2008. Ex- 1:00 to 4:00. On Sundays, cats Name of Withdrawing Part- pires March 12, 2013. ing business as:Elle Salon, by:an Individual Realty 2)Bellringer Financial, This statement was filed with pires April 8, 2013. pires April 10, 2013. are available at Petsmart in ner: Jason Lee Boyd, 2599 The Independent Legal No. 4713 1st Street #240, Pleas- Registrant has not yet begun 8029 Regency Dr., Pleasan- the County Clerk of Alameda The Independent Legal No. The Independent Legal No. Dublin from 1:00 to 4:00, and Tanager Drive, Pleasanton 2308. Publish April 3, 10, 17, anton Ca 94566 is hereby to transact business under the ton Ca 94588 is hereby regis- County on March 28, 2008. Ex- 2316. Publish April 17, 24, May 2318. 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NAME STATEMENT NAME STATEMENT /s/:Jason Boyd FILE NO. 407919 at www.tvar.org. 95136 This statement was filed with This business is conducted FILE NO. 408863 FILE NO. 409163 This statement was filed with The following person (s) do- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS The following person (s) do- This business is conducted the County Clerk of Alameda by:a Corporation The following person (s) do- LOST OR FOUND AN the County Clerk of Alameda ing business as:MSR Value, NAME STATEMENT ing business as:Chrysalis by:an Individual County on April 1, 2008. Ex- Registrant has not yet begun ing business as:Xebec, 335 ANIMAL? County on March 21, 2008. Ex- 5328 Charlotte Way, Liver- FILE NO. 409151 Consulting, 2260 Jeffrey Registrant has not yet begun pires April 1, 2013 to transact business under the Covellite Lane, Livermore CA Free Section. Call Barbara pires March 21, 2013 more Ca 94550 is hereby reg- The following person (s) do- Street, Livermore Ca 94550 is to transact business under the The Independent Legal No. fictitious business name or 94550 is hereby registered by 925 243-8000 to let 49,118 The Independent Legal No. istered by the following owner ing business as:Serving thru hereby registered by the fol- fictitious business name or 2311. Publish April 10, 17, 24, names listed. the following owner (s): households know! 2307. Publish March 27, April (s): Personal Training, 4923 Erica lowing owner (s): 4, 10, 17, 2008. names listed. May 1, 2008. Signature of Registrant: Way, Livermore CA 94550 is Stephen Picha, 335 Covellite LOST DOG Small Poodle, /s/:Louise R. Olsen Chrysalis Couture, Inc., 21 S. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS hereby registered by the fol- Livermore Ave. #105, Liver- Lane, Livermore CA 94550 white female. 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Rockcliff Realtors Denise Ivaldi 510 325-7997 $749,500 4BD/3BA SAT/SUN 1-4PM 2421 Talavera Dr. cross streets Bollinger Canyon Rd. - San Ramon Rd. Keller Williams Brigitte Huntermann 925 260-2508 SUNOL PRICE SIZE DAY(S) ADDRESS $644,000 3BD/2BA SUN 1-4PM 12034 Glenora Wy cross streets Main St - Kilkare Rd 3 mi - Glenora Wy Prudential Calif Realty Earl Rozran 925-876-6575 TRACY PRICE SIZE DAY(S) ADDRESS $450,000 SAT 1-4PM 2126 Pedro Ln cross streets S. Corral Hollow - Tennis - rt - Pedro Ln Howard Smith 925-462-5950 The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 - PAGE 13 Locals Contribute to Book about Aging Summer Ballet By Robert Several book, should be lifelong, con- one Chinese-American, one Jew, Camps Offered The Livermore-Amador Val- tinuing into and through old age. one of Scotch-Irish descent and Valley Dance Theatre will host ley plays a big role in a new The so-called “retirement years” one Native-American. Economi- two summer ballet camps for chil- book about growing old, “Reso- don’t give an excuse to retire cally, they ranged from poor to dren, Peter & The Wolf and Car- lutions of Age” by Richardson from that process. Indeed, these well-to-do. nival of the Animals. Based in Otis Allen. years may be more important The author heard them with a Livermore, Valley Dance Theatre The book features the auto- than any period of a person’s life, sympathetic, nonjudgmental ear. offers classical ballet and mod- biographical oral narratives of as these are the years when one’s The interviews took the form of ern dance instruction for all ages, six persons, three men and three spiritual and moral powers may frank, intimate conversations The first camp, Peter & The women. Five are in their 70s, one deepen. between friends, as opposed to Wolf, will run from July 7-July is late-60. Author Allen, 75, is Richardson Allen quotes from formal question/answer sessions. 11, 2008. Children ages three to himself one of the six. the book “The Force of Charac- Allen didn’t just ask questions; six years will meet from 9:00 (He is the only one of the six ter” by James Hillman: “... let us he participated actively, freely a.m.- noon. Boys and girls ages identified in the book by name. entertain the idea that character sharing from his own life. six to nine years will meet from Peter Fletcher Pseudonyms are used for the requires the additional years and All six have led rather rich 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sessions will other five. This was to encour- that the long last of life is forced lives and are relatively happy as include dance instruction, cho- age them not to hold back in tell- upon us neither by genes nor by they grow old. Though they are reography, staging and perfor- Classical Guitarist ing their stories.) One of the women and one of conservational medicine nor by societal collusion. The last years slowing down, they are still pretty active. mance. The camp will culminate in a performance and reception Kitty Girl Performs at Library the men lived for many years in confirm and fulfill character.” The 217-page “Resolutions One woman seemed to voice for family and friends. The second camp, Carnival of formation is available at Livermore. Both were very ac- the feelings of all six when she Classical guitarist Peter tive in the community. They now of Age” attempts to provide a summed up her life with these the Animals, runs from July 28- www.valleydancetheatre.com. Fletcher will perform Monday live in San Francisco and Oak- structure for self-examination, words: “I think it was hard, but August 1, 2008. Children ages evening, April 28 at 7pm in the land. offering its oral narrative meth- in some ways it was rewarding. I three to six years will meet from Pleasanton Public Library’s meet- Allen also has Valley ties. A ods as a model. feel good about myself. I have 9:00 a.m.-noon. Boys and girls ing room. retired Berkeley High School Allen interviewed the subjects achieved a lot, not in a material ages six to nine years will meet Award-winning guitarist and English teacher, he worked for over a period of several years. The way, but in a spiritual way. I feel from 12:30-3:30 p.m. This camp Eastman School of Music gradu- the Alameda County library sys- interviews focused on the vari- fulfilled.” will also include dance instruc- ate, Peter Fletcher has a repertoire tem for several years in the ous stages of growing up and One of the men — the man tion, choreography, staging and that spans throughout the history 1960s. He was Pleasanton’s head growing old: childhood, adoles- who had formerly lived in Liver- performance and will culminate of classical music, from the Re- librarian for a couple of years at cence, young adulthood, middle more — felt there is still much to in a performance and reception. naissance through the 20th Cen- a time when that library operated and late adulthood, and old age. do in his life. “Things must be Camp fees are $150 for one tury. out of a storefront on Main The participants talked about done,” he said. “There is no more camp and $275 for both camps. Major works featured will be Street. He now lives in Eugene, their families, their educations, time to put them off. Sometimes A 5% family discount is available J. S. Bach’s Third Cello Suite and Oregon. their careers, places of residence, I feel panic. Yet this time of my for each additional child in a fam- Prelude, Fugue and Allegro; “Resolutions of Age” ad- cultural/racial backgrounds, po- life has been empowering.” ily. All sessions will be held at Sarabande and Variations of G. F. vances the idea that for life to be litical and spiritual beliefs, sexual “Resolutions of Age” may be the Valley Dance Theatre studio, Handel; Usher-Waltz, a unique meaningful, self-examination is experiences, and most every- purchased at AuthorHouse, 1663 2247 Second Street, Suite B, in and exciting piece by Russian essential. Allen quotes Socrates’ thing else of relevance. Liberty Drive, Suite 200, Livermore, Calif. To register, call guitarist and composer Nikita adage: the non-examined life is Racial backgrounds were di- Bloomington, IN 47403; (925) 243-0925. Koshkin. In addition Fletcher a life not worth living. verse: two African-Americans, www.authorhouse.com; phone Valley Dance Theatre also of- will perform two of his transcrip- Self-examination, says the 800-839-8640. fers year-round ballet classes for tions of Federico Mompou’s all levels, ages three years-adult, Canciones y danzas, from his and boys’ classes. Detailed in- 2002 Centaur Record. Other rep- ertoire will include the Vals Old Favorites; New Headliners at Wente Venezolana No. 3 by Lauro, Wente Vineyards has an- Black; Wed., July 30: Boz south of the town of Livermore. Crespo’s Norteña, and music by nounced the line-up for its 22nd Scaggs; Thursday, July 31: Lyle Concert gates open at 6:00 pm, the Baroque Lute composers Annual Concerts at Wente Vine- Lovett and all shows start at 8:15 pm. Weiss and Reusner. The concert yards season, running from June Mon., August 4: Frankie Valli The Concerts at Wente Vine- will culminate with Leyenda and 9th through September 17th. & The Four Seasons; Tues., Au- yards series offers guests a choice Sevilla, composed by Spanish This year’s lineup includes sev- gust 5: Huey Lewis & the News; of dining options: a four-course composer Isaac Albéniz. eral veteran favorites as well as Wed., August 20: Dana Carvey; dinner served in The Restaurant The program is free and open new bookings. The Concerts at Thursday, August 28: Chicago; at Wente Vineyards, followed by to all. No registration required. Wente Vineyards line-up, now Tues., September 2: Bonnie reserved stage-front seating, or For more information, call Penny available online at Raitt; Wed., September 3: Willie an outdoor dining option that Johnson, 931-3405. The library www.wentevineyards.com/con- Nelson; and Wed., September 17: offers an wine country buffet din- is located at 400 Old Bernal Av- cert, is listed below. Foreigner ner and watch the show from their enue. Mon., June 9: Crosby Stills & Tickets for the 2008 season dining table. Reserved orches- Nash; Tues., June 24: Earth, Wind go on sale to the general public tra and terrace seating are avail- and Fire; Tues., July 8: Chris on Sunday, April 27th at able for those who prefer to en- Isaak; Mon., July 21: Lynyrd 10:00am. For Club Wente Enter- joy the concerts without dining Skynyrd; Tues., July 22: Clint tainment patrons, advance sale or for those who wish to dine at tickets beganApril 12th. Tickets The Grill. and club memberships may be The Concerts raise money for purchased from the Wente Vine- Livermore Valley Education yards Box Office at (925) 456- Foundation’s (LVEF) “Save Our Saturday Salon 2424, or online www.ticketmaster.com. Patrons at Music Through Song” program with live auctions of collectible Theme Is who purchase concert tickets from Ticketmaster will be able three liter bottles of Wente Vine- yards Charles Wetmore Cabernet 'Have a Dream . . .' to take advantage of the added Sauvignon signed by performing convenience of printing their artists. Last year, cumulative do- 4th Street Studio invites writ- tickets at home. Pricing varies nations from the concerts at ers to read and listeners to listen from concert to concert and is Wente Vineyards reached at its monthly Saturday Salon on outlined on the fact sheet at- $100,000. LVEF was able to pur- Saturday April 19th at 7:30 PM tached. chase needed instruments and at 4th Street Studio, 2235 Fourth Wente Vineyards is located at equipment for local school mu- Annie Wu is a National First-Place Street, in Livermore. Readers 5050 Arroyo Road, four miles sic programs. Winner in the National Music have up to ten minutes to read. Teachers National Association The public is welcome. (MTNA) Junior Woodwind This month’s salon is a Have Competition. Annie, 12, is a sixth- a Dream that the Caged bird grader at Pleasanton Middle Sings With a Great Feast of Lan- School. She started to play the guage Kind of Night. Maya flute at age 8 with Mr. Shao-Jiang Angelou was born April 4, 1928; Huang, the former principal flautist Martin Luther King was assassi- of the Singapore Symphony nated on April 4, 1968; William Orchestra. She currently studies Shakespeare was born on April flute with Ms. Esther Landau at 23rd, 1564. Three great spirits the San Francisco Conservatory who added to the pool of human of Music, Preparatory Division. understanding with their words. The National Winner of this May we do the same. competition receives a cash prize Bring a nosh and something and will perform in a Winners to drink to share. Concert during the conference. Contact Karen Hogan at 925 Annie won the State Competition 456-3100 with questions. on Nov.10, 2007 at San Francisco. Then she won the Southwest 4th Street studio is now ac- Division Competition on Jan.19, cepting submissions for the 2008 in Las Cruces,NM. Southwest 2009 Livermore Wine Country Division is including CA, NM, HI, Literary Harvest, an anthology NV,UT, and AZ. On March 29, 2008 of writers who have attendedor she traveled to Denver,CO to will attend a Saturday Salon be- compete as a National Finalist tween August 2007 and August where she captured the top prize, 2008. Deadline for submissions the National First-Place winner. is June 15. Contact Karen Hogan She received a cash prize and at 925 456-3100 or by email at performed in a Winners Concert email@example.com for during the MTNA Denver 122nd guidelines. annual conference. PAGE 14 - The Independent, APRIL 17, 2008 MARINES Camp Parks Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Army Reserve (continued from page one) the brothers landed at Oakland tatives Ellen Tauscher (D, 10th) By Patricia Koning The Open House is a celebra- Army Reserve and National If you’ve been curious about vehicles as well as those walk- airport. Fire trucks made a water and Jerry McNerney (D, 11th) and tion of the Army Reserve’s 100th Guard Soldiers in the greater San ing on post are required to what happens at Camp Parks in anniversary. Commands Francisco area. arch on the runway as the plane bought pizza for the Woodruff Dublin, this weekend is your present a form of government is- taxied up to the gate. Parents family. throughout the Army Reserve are To enter Camp Parks on Sat- sued identification. All vehicles chance to find out. The Camp hosting events all year in com- urday, drivers must present a John and Renee Woodruff met John Woodruff described him- Parks Combat Support Training are subject to random search. For their sons inside the airport, along self as speechless and amazed at memoration. driver’s license, proof of vehicle more information visit: Center (CSTC) will be open to The Army Reserve was offi- insurance, and registration at the with more than 50 members of the show of support for his sons. the public on Saturday, April 19, www.liggett.army.mil. “This is absolutely awesome and cially formed on April 23, 1908 front gate. Adult passengers in the Patriot Guard Riders. from 10 am to 4 pm. by Senate Bill 1424, which cre- The Patriot Guard Riders are a complete surprise,” said Renee. The event will feature the 91st ated a reserve group of medical motorcycle enthusiasts who come together to escort return- She says that Josh’s first de- ployment broke them to the ex- Division Army Reserve Band, Future Soldier Trainer doctors to be called into duty in Comment Period Extended the event of an emergency. Citi- Complex Transformation ing soldiers to their homes. The perience of having a son de- (videogame), Army equipment, zen-soldiers, however, have comment period on Complex Patriot Guard began several years ployed in a war zone. “It’s not units stationed at Camp Parks, as played a key role in this country date change not reflected in Dis- Transformation, its plan for a ago to protect family members too much different having one well as family-friendly entertain- since its inception. Who were the cover LLNL smaller, safer and more secure of fallen soldiers at funerals. The or two,” she said. “Still, I don’t ment such as a magic show, Minute Men, if not citizen-sol- An article in the spring 2008 weapons complex, which in- riders literally form a human think the cell phone has left my clown, and bouncy houses. diers? issue of Discover LLNL, inserted cludes Lawrence Livermore and shield between military families husband’s side. It’s great to have The day’s schedule includes As the Cold War gave way to in today’s Independent, does not Sandia national laboratories. The and protesters. them back.” a Camp Parks Fire Department the War on Terror, the role of the reflect the recent extension of the comment period will run through Riders from as far away as “It’s hard not to worry when Vehicle Extrication Demonstra- Army Reserve has transformed comment period for Complex April 30, not April 10. Auburn and San Jose accompa- you can’t always talk to them,” tion at 11 am and 3 pm. The dramatically. The Army Reserve Transformation. The change in date was made nied the Woodruff family on their said Kaylynn Yaryan, Josh and Tinman Band will perform at 2 is no longer a strategic force in Last week, the National after Discover LLNL had gone Michael’s stepsister. “I’m so and 3 pm and the Sea Cadets reserve, but an operational force Nuclear Security Administration to press. drive home from the airport. “It’s Drill Team will give an exhibi- all worth it for the look on their happy they are home. And all in partnership with a nearly con- announced it had extended the tion at 1:30 pm. tinuously deployed active Army. faces when they saw us at the air- these people here, it’s so touch- Throughout the Open House, port,” said Bob Souza, a Harley ing.” The Army Reserve continues to children can get free IDs, make play a key role in the Iraq War. rider out of Fremont. Josh and Michael are home for dog tags, and have their faces The rumble of the Patriot 24 days, after which they will re- Camp Parks was built as a painted. There will be a rock Navy Base during World War II Guard motorcycles announced turn to their home bases—Camp climbing wall and football and and has since been home to ev- the brothers’ arrival several min- San Mateo in San Diego for Josh basketball toss. ery branch of the military. In Oc- utes ahead of their actual appear- and New River, North Carolina Don’t forget to the visit the tober 2005, the site was estab- ance. Josh and Michael stepped for Michael. Camp Parks Military History lished as a U.S. Army CSTC with out of the car to a cheering, flag- Josh says he plans to spend Museum, which represents the the mission to provide world waving crowd of neighbors, the next three and a half weeks site’s unique history with all class training for Combat Sup- friends, veterans, and military relaxing and visiting with friends branches of the armed forces. The port and Combat Service Support families. Boy Scouts from Pack and family. “I’d like to go to the museum features historical uni- units and become the premier 915, Bear Den 11 and Wolf Den beach, maybe Santa Cruz,” added forms, photographs, posters, and training center in the Western 12, stood in front of an enormous, Michael. letters as well as a weapons col- United States for the Army Re- spotlight-lit American flag hold- “Every soldier who comes lection that includes a Nazi dag- serve. Camp Parks serves more ing a welcome home sign. home should get this kind of ger, Vietnam era bayonets, and than 250 units with over 20,000 Bagpipers played patriotic welcome,” said Renee. “You Navy Seal knifes. songs, while the brothers shook don’t have to support the war— hands with the veterans, at least which I don’t—but you have to one of whom had served in World support these kids. They are do- War II. Gary Pittman, of Marine ing what they think is right. They Corps League 942, a Vietnam era deserve our gratitude.” veteran says he goes to funerals The Veterans of Foreign Wars and homecomings all over the (VFW) and Pleasanton Military state. “All the veteran groups try Support Group sponsored the to show up to honor these return- homecoming celebration with ing heroes,” he said. “It doesn’t help from the Patriot Guard Rid- matter what service you are in.” ers, Lafayette Flag Brigade, and Many at the homecoming cel- Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Val- ebration have family members in ley. Doug Miller, VFW District the armed services, deployed in 14 Membership Chair and mem- Iraq. Sherry Younker met Renee ber of the Pleasanton Military through Heroes at Home, a sup- Support Group, says these groups port group for military family work together to organize home- members through Cornerstone coming celebrations anytime Church. Younker’s son Kenny, a they hear of a service members Marine Corporal who has also returning home. been deployed in Iraq, is ex- “I did two tours of duty in Viet- pected home by the end of the nam and had no homecoming month. celebration. I don’t feel cheated, State assembly member Guy but I do feel it’s such a great and Houston was also in attendance, easy thing to do. Something to personally congratulate Josh they’ll remember always,” he and Michael. He passed on per- says. For more information, con- sonal letters from U.S. Represen- tact Miller at 925-998-9905.