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					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
                                                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,
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.
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                                                                                                            (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
                                                                                                            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 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
                                                                                                                                                                                    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
(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-
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-
                                                                                                                                                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 
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.
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                                                                                                        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
(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
                                                                                                                                                                                      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,
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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-
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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
    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.                                                  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  
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.
     “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

(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.”
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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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,
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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
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 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
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        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
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
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 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 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     or call 510-
Director of Human Resources          (tie)—Ben Perry, Corrina Chang, and
                                     Tatiana Jansen; Mitchell Yen, Renee  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 
made at 937-1243. The ride will                       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. 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                  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.         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
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
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 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  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
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                            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  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. and http://
an earlier restaurant—the Hacienda del Sol. Both restaurants have         8439. Sun., April 20, 65 miles ride with 
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
   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
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                                                                                         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-
                                                                                 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                                                                                                                                                         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           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
                                                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,          $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               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
                              or visit         local pianists Mark Anderson and          during the classical period with mu-
be filled with filmmakers from                  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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               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            Road, Pleasanton. Tickets to the           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
                                                                          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
“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 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
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- 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
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  LEGAL NOTICES/CLASSIFIEDS                                                                                                                             
                                                                   Jeanne Michael, 5328 Char-       Signature of Registrant:          by the following owner (s):
                                                                   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. Publish April 17, 24, May   PetCo in San Ramon from
Ca 94566                          24, 2008.                        registered by the following      fictitious business name or       tered by the following owner      pires March 28, 2013.             1, 8, 2008                        1, 8, 2008.                       11:00 to 3:00. For more infor-
Signature of Withdrawing              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS          owner (s):                       names listed.                     (s):                              The Independent Legal No.                                                                             mation, call TVAR at (925)
                                                                   Kathie Morales, 593 King         Signature of Registrant:          Bellringer, Inc., 8029 Regency    2314. Publish April 10, 17, 24,       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS               FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
Partner:                                NAME STATEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                        803-7043 or visit our website
                                                                   George Ave., San Jose CA         /s/:James Brooks                  Dr., Pleasanton Ca 94588          May 1, 2008.                            NAME STATEMENT                    NAME STATEMENT
/s/:Jason Boyd                           FILE NO. 407919                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at
                                                                   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. Lost in the vi-
                                                                                                                                      This statement was filed with     lowing owner (s):                                                   This business is conducted         cinity of El Caminto. Call 925
                                                                                                         NAME STATEMENT               the County Clerk of Alameda                                         more CA 94550
                                                                                                          FILE NO. 408877                                               Akiko L. Fisher, 4923 Erica       This business is conducted        by:an Individual                   447-0275. REWARD
                                                                                                                                      County on April 4, 2008. Ex-      Way, Livermore CA 94550                                             The registrant began to trans-
                                                                                                    The following person (s) do-                                                                          by:a Corporation
                                                                                                    ing business as:Tiffane’s A
                                                                                                                                      pires April 4, 2013.              This business is conducted        The registrant began to trans-    act business under the ficti-     AUTOS/BOATS/RV’S/TRUCKS
                                                                                                                                      The Independent Legal No.         by:an Individual
                                                                                                    Cupcake & Cookie Boutique,        2313. Publish April 10, 17, 24,   Registrant has not yet begun      act business under the ficti-     tious business names (s)          7)AUTOS WANTED
                                                                                                    184 South K Street, Livermore     May 1, 2008.                      to transact business under the    tious business names (s) listed   listed above on 1999
                                                                                                    Ca 94551 is hereby registered                                                                         above on January 1, 2008.         Signature of Registrant:          DONATE VEHICLE: RECEIVE
                                                                                                                                                                        fictitious business name or                                                                           $1000 Grocery Coupon.
                                                                                                                                                                        names listed.                     Signature of Registrant:          /s/:Stephen L. Picha
                                                                                                                                                                                                          /s/:Linda Ellis                                                     Noahs Arc - Support No Kill
                                                                                                                                                                        Signature of Registrant:                                            This statement was filed with     Shelters, Research to Ad-
                                                                                                                                                                        /s/:Akiko L. Fisher               This statement was filed with     the County Clerk of Alameda       vance Veterinary Treatments.
                                                                                                                                                                        This statement was filed with     the County Clerk of Alameda       County on April 8, 2008. Ex-      Free Towing, Tax Deductible,
                                                                                                                                                                        the County Clerk of Alameda       County on April 2, 2008. Ex-      pires April 8, 2013.              Non-Runners Accepted.
                                                                                                                                                                        County on April 8, 2008. Ex-      pires April 2, 2013.                                                1-866-912-GIVE. (CAL*SCAN)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          2317. Publish April 17, 24, May   2319. Publish April 17, 24, May   DONATE YOUR CAR:
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                                    gin. IVPC does not knowingly                                                                                                                                               J Rockcliff Realtors                           Tom E Chance                   925-487-6360
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                                       LOOKING FOR RETAIL                                                                                                                                                      J Rockcliff Realtors                           Max de Vries                   925-525-0116
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$1000 weekly. Excellent Ben-        FOR SALE                                                                                                                                                                   $449,000                       2BD/2BA         SUN 1-4PM                      5114 Tulip Ct
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets Heather - Marigold - Tulip Wy
efits. Need CDL-A and 3              “FOR SALE WITH OWNER”                                                                                                                                                     Team 44FROST                                   Jay Frost                      925-443-7678
months recent OTR. 1-800-                         HOMES                                                                                                                                                        $478,900                       3BD/2BA         SAT/SUN 1-4PM                  731 Mojave Ave
635-8669                              Help-U-Sell Tri-Valley                                                                                                                                                   cross street William
                                    See our website for our com-                                                                                                                                               J. Rockcliff Realtors                          Max de Vries                   925-525-0116
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Van & Temp Control available.       addresses, prices, owners’                                                                                                                                                 Team 44FROST                                   Jay Frost                      925-443-7678
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.38 to .41 cents per mile. 5+                                                                                                                                                                                  $524,950                       4BD/3BA         SAT 1-4PM                      254 Nadine St
                                    SOUTHERN COLORADO                                                                                                                                                          cross streets Lorren
years experience required.          RANCH Sale 35 Acres -                                                                                                                                                      J Rockcliff Realtors                           Rebecca Lynn Evans             925-874-2870
Call 1-800-410-6255 for de-         $29,900. Spectacular Rocky                                                                                                                                                 $535,000                       4BD/2BA         SUN 1-4PM                      1828 Cassiopia
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                                    elec/tele included. Excellent                                                                                                                                              Steiger Properties                             Barbara Steiger                925-443-3110
   CLASSIFIEDS                      Financing available w/low                                                                                                                                                  $538,750                       3BD/2BA         SUN 1-4PM                      281 Murdell Ln.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               Alain Pinel Realtors                           Mark Lafferty                  925-216-6203
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   45,893 Homes                     NEW ARIZONA LAND Rush!                                                                                                                                                     Hometown GMAC Real Estate                      Michiyo Krause                 925-963-8322
          and                       1 or 2-1/2 “Football Field”                                                                                                                                                $579,950                       3BD/2BA         SUN 1-4PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets Portola - Royal - Briarwood - Windledon - Waverly Wy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             818 Waverly Cmn
     over 3,225                     Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 Inter-                                                                                                                                             Valley Properties                              Belva Mayfield                 925-872-1323
 Local Businesses                   est. $159-$208 per month!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets Jack London - Troy - Brighton - Brookfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hometown GMAC Real Estate                      Karen Huntoon                  925-455-7020
   Home Delivery                                                                                                                                                             $649,000                       4BD/2BA         SUN 1-4PM                      927 Orion Wy
           in                       (CAL*SCAN)                                                                                                                                                                 cross streets Alden Ln. - Gemini - Orion
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               Team 44FROST                                   Jay Frost                      925-443-7678
Pleasanton & Sunol                  Acres - $29,900. Beautiful                                                                                                                                                 $700,000                       5BD/4BA         SUN 2-5PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets Holmes - rt - Elaine - rt - Camilia - lt - Grace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             982 DeCaen Ct
    Call Barbara                    mountain property in                                                                                                                                                       Re/Max Accord                                  Brenda Balanda                 925-640-5515
    925 243-8000                    Arizona’s Wine Country. Price                                                                                                                                              $719,000                       4BD/3BA         SUN 12:30-3:30PM               1579 Frankfurt Way
                                    reduced in buyers market.                                                                                                                                                  cross street Kingsport
82)SALES & MARKETING                Won’t last! Good access &                                                                                                                                                  J. Rockcliff Realtors                          Michael Duffy                  925 251-2523
                                    views. Eureka Springs Ranch                                                                                                                                                $789,950                       5BD/4BA         SUN 1-4PM                      1135 Rebecca Dr.
                                    offered by AZLR. ADWR report                                                                                                                                               cross streets Daphne - Rebecca
                                    & financing available. 1-877-                                                                                                                                              Alain Pinel Realtors                           Mark Laffertry                 925-216-6203
                                    301-5263.                                                                                                                                                                  $799,000                       3BD/2BA         SUN 1-4PM                      739 South N St
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets College - South N
                                    NEW TO MARKET New                                                                                                                                                          Tarantino Real Estate, Inc                     Christopher Tarantino          925-918-2662
                                    Mexico Ranch Dispersal 140                                                                                                                                                 $849,000                       4BD/3BA         SUN 1-4PM                      5434 Keeler Ct
  Entrepreneurs Wanted!             acres - $89,900. River Access                                                                                                                                              cross streets East Ave - rt - Charlotte - rt - Maybeck - lt - Keeler - lt - Keeler Ct
                                    Northern New Mexico. Call                                                                                                                                                  Tarantino Real Estate, Inc                     Christopher Tarantino          925-918-2662
     Earn $3-5k/week.
 No Selling. No Prospecting.        6,000’ elevation with stunning                                                                                                                                             $893,000                     4BD/3BA       SUN 1-4PM                      2790 San Minete Dr
                                    views. Great tree cover includ-                                                                                                                                            cross streets San Vincente
   100% Automated Real                                                                                                                                                                                         J Rockcliff Realtors                       Diana Sass                     925-462-2068
                                    ing Ponderosa, rolling grass-
           Business.                land and rock outcroppings.                                                                                                                                                $1,050,000                   5BD/4BA       SUN 1-4PM                      2604 Kellogg Pl
   www.UltimateFreedom              Abundant wildlife, great hunt-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets Charlotte - Tilden - Kellogg Pl - Kellogg Pl
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Alain Pinel Realtors                       Joyce Jones                    925-398-6706
                  ing. EZ terms. Call NML&R, Inc.                                                                                                                                            $1,175,000                   5BD/3.5BA SUN 2-5PM                          1752 Sterling Ct
MERCHANDISE                         1-866-360-5263. (CAL*SCAN)                                                                                                                                                 Intero                                      Linda Futral                  925-980-3561
                                    WATERFRONT HOMESITES                                                                                                                                                       $1,499,000                   5BD/4.5BA SUN 1-4PM                          2441 Belmont Dr
125)HOUSEHOLD GOODS                                                                                                                                                                                            cross streets Arroyo - Hansen - Belmont Dr
                                    FROM $134,900 Gated com-                                                                                                                                                   Intero                                     Sherry                         925-518-7747
                                    munity w/ private marina.
                                    Grand Lake of the Cherokees                                                                                                                                                PLEASANTON
                                    in northeast Oklahoma. Very                                                                                                                                                PRICE                       SIZE            DAY(S)                        ADDRESS
                                    Limited             Supply.                                                                                                                                                $385,000                    2BD/2BA         SUN 1-4PM                     249 Rachael Place
                                    www.SeaThePreserveAtGran                                                                                                                                                   cross street Stanley
                           1-877-909-5235                                                                                                                                                   Intero Real Estate Services                 Sandra Gilbert                925 784-0576
                                    x3966. (CAL*SCAN)                                                                                                                                                          $619,950                    3BD/2BA         SUN 1-4PM                     3973 Kern Ct
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets Singletree
                                    UTAH RANCH DISPERSAL                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dave & Sue Flashberger        925-463-0436

 MOVING--Must Sell! Num-            Experience the fun and relax-                                                                                                                                              $729,950                      3BD/2.5BA SAT 1:00-4PM                      1037 Hometown Way
                                    ation of having your own 40                                                                                                                                                cross street Main St. - Del Valley Pkwy
 bered Cable-Nelson piano                                                                                                                                                                                      Alain Pinel Realtors                        Brad Slabaugh                 925 447-2723
 from early 1900's. Good            acres in the great outdoor rec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               $909,000                       4BD/3BA      SUN 1-4PM                     3136 Paseo Granada
 condition, last tuned 1 year       reational area of the Uintah                                                                                                                                               cross streets Valley - Via de Los Cerrus - Calle de La Loma
 ago--no playing since.             Basin. Starting at only $29,900.                                                                                                                                                                                       Howard Smith                  925-462-5950
 Buyer must take away.              Call UTLR 1-888-693-5263.                                                                                                                                                  $1,100,000                    4BD/3BA       SUN 1-4PM                     1288 Concord St
 Contact via e-mail or              (CAL*SCAN)                                                                                                                                                                 cross streets Bernal - Palomino - Concrod St
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty           Fabulous Properties Team      925-397-4244
 925-216-5351.                                                                                                                                                                                                 $1,125,000                    4BD/2.5BA SUN 1-4PM                         480 Cabonia Ct.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets E. Ruby Hill Dr. - Cabonia
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty           Fabulous Properties Team      925-397-4244
                                                                                                                                                                                                               $1,198,000                    4BD/2.5BA     SUN 1-4PM                     307 Brianne Ct
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets Carriage
                                                                                                                                                                                                               J Rockcliff Realtors                        Bob Mason                     925-787-0004
                                                                                                                                                                                                               $1,746,850                    5BD/4.5BA SUN 1-4PM                         1441 Irongate Ct.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets Mohr Ave. - Irongate
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty           Fabulous Properties Team      925-397-4244
                                                                                                                                                                                                               $1,874,750                    4BD/3.5BA     SUN 1-4PM                     8045 Oak Creek Dr
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets Foothill Rd - Oak Creek
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty           Fabulous Properties Team      925-397-4244
                                                                                                                                                                                                               $2,350,000                    4BD/3.5BA SUN 1-4:30PM                      2076 Valley Oak Ct
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets Foothill Rd - Golden Eagle Estates
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Prudential CA Realty                        Jan Pegler                    925-519-1455

                                                                                                                                                                                                               PRICE                        SIZE         DAY(S)                          ADDRESS
                                                                                                                                                                                                               $566,000                    4BD/2BA       SUN 1-4PM                       7978 Wells Ave
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cross streets Thornton - Spruce - Wells Ave
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Intero                                    Russ                            510-304-8834

                                                                                                                                                                                                               SAN RAMON
                                                                                                                                                                                                               PRICE                       SIZE          DAY(S)                          ADDRESS
                                                                                                                                                                                                               $709,000                    2BD/2.5BA     SUN 1-4PM                       223 Majorca Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                                               J. 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                               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

                                                                                                                                                                                                               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-
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, ; 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           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
                                                                                                           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 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,                                                                      
                                       “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.

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