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         Dates to Remember:
                              ablo                 News                                February/March

                                                                                   West County

                                                                              Earth Day
Feb 5  Baseball Signups
Feb 5  Baseball Spring Training
Feb 9  “Bembe Asa (Drum of Culture)
           at The San Pablo Library”
Feb 12 Moet Champagne Tasting
        (call 243-6600)
Feb 14 See Other Valentine Day
                                                           6                       Saturday, April 23
            Events Inside
Feb 14 Valentine’s Day
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Feb 14 Valentine’s Tea Dance
                                                               nu                      11 am to 3 pm
Feb 19 Baseball Signups                                      An
Feb 21 President’s Day - City Hall Closed
Feb 22 “A Day In the Snow” Trip (Soda Springs)
                                                                                 West County
Feb 25 SP Community Foundation                                               Recycling Center
  mini-grant application deadline *                                                              101 Pittsburg Avenue
Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day                                                            (just off the Richmond Parkway)
Mar 26 Annual Egg Hunt
Apr 2 Baseball Opening Day with Parade
Apr 23 Earth Day Celebration
  * Call 215-3000 for more information.                                                        FUN!
                                                                              Activities for young & old

                Wow, A Day                                                                     FOOD
                                                                        Outta this World Concessions
                                                               City of San Pablo Rec. Kids and others
                   in the
                     Snow                                                                     MUSIC
                                                          Live music and performances from local
                                                                                   artist all day!

                          FEBRUARY 22                                                         TOURS
                                                      Recycling Center; Wildcat Creek; A Landfill,
                                                             & the Wastewater Treatment Facility
                            Only $30.00
                          Each child gets:                                                   PRIZES
                                                          Eco-friendly prizes including bicycles,
                                                              books, t-shirts, and compost bins
                           • (2) Snacks and
                             • Snow Tubing,
                           • Transportation
                                                      Spare the air
                                                   and avoid driving
                                                                            Gardening &
                                                                           Composting     Workshops
  SPACE                       • Supervision      your car to the event.
                                               Call (510) 215-3021 or log       Earth Day 2005 is sponsored by The West
                                              on to     Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management
   1st come 1st served Ages: 11 - 17             for more information     Authority ( and supported by
        See school flier or contact:                  on alternative       Republic Services, Richmond Sanitary Service,
                                                     transportation       West County Resource Recovery, and a coalition
        Kimberly Harris for details:                     options.                         of public and private partners.
                                              Call us at 510-215-3000
   Love is in the Air                                                                                IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
  Looking for somewhere special to go to                                                               All numbers are in the 510 area code
  celebrate this day of love, propose to the      Old Town Area                                     City Council & City Clerk.... 215-3000
  one you love, or just want some good             • Fosters Freeze (American)                      City Treasurer .................... 215-3026
  food? Why drive out of the City when              1890 23rd Street • 232-5710                     City Manager ...................... 215-3012
  your love can be expressed, shared or             Buy 1 combo meal,
                                                                                                    Business License (Finance). 215-3020
  discovered right here in San Pablo?                  get 1 small cone FREE
                                                                                                    Code Enforcement .............. 215-3202
  San Pablo Avenue Area                            • La Plazuela (Mexican)
                                                                                                    Community Development .. 215-3030
   • La Strada (Italian Food)                       23rd Street • 232-7688
    2215 Church Lane • 237-9047                     1 FREE nacho or quesadilla                          Building & Safety • Public Works
    Romantic atmosphere with Italian               • Alicia’s Flower Shop                             Planning/Zoning • Redevelopment
    accordionist and balloons to enhance            (Flowers & Gifts)                               Neighborhood Watch ......... 215-3157
    your dining experience. 5 - 10 PM               1992 23rd Street • 215-2004                        Recreation ...................... 215-3207
  San Pablo Dam Road Area                           Bring in newsletter,                               Sewer Emergencies ........ 222-6700
   • Raley’s (Supermarket)                             get 1 balloon FREE                              TDD ................................ 233-3366
    3360 SP Dam Road • 222-5935                    • The Shop (Thrift Shop)
                                                    1526 Market – 232-3007                                   POLICE (PUBLIC SAFETY)
    Great selection of foods and valentine                                                          Non-Emergency
    gift ideas                                      Flowers & balloons 2/12-2/14
                                                                                                     Weekdays 8:30 AM-5 PM ... 215-3130
   • The Cellar (Wine & Spirits) Feb 12
    3550 SP Dam Road 243-6600
                                                  All specials are for                               Weekends or after 5PM .. 233-1214
                                                  February 14, unless
    Moet champagne tasting & raffle               specified. Please call                                  911 is Only for Emergencies
     Saturday, FEB. 12 NOON                       to verify dates, times
   • Jones BBQ (BBQ)                              and availability at
    3550 SP Dam Road 758-9227                     each location.
    Buy 1 entrée, 2nd one 50% off                 Tell them you                                                    City of San Pablo
    (equal or lesser value - entire menu)         saw it in the                                             24-Hour Employment
                                                  newsletter!                                               Hotline 510-215-3085
                                                                                                                       An Equal
                                                                                                                 Opportunity Employer

Sisters, Brothers, Friends
condensed from an excerpt from a publication by Sydney Barbara Metrick
                                                                                                          N Pation
                                                                                                       S Aoci
                                                                                                       As Sign Ups:
                                                                                                     ll Saturday, Feb 5 & 19

                                                                                                   @ Davis Park 2:30 - 4:30 pm

                                                                                                 Spring Training:
                                                                                                Saturday, Feb 5
                                                                                                @ Davis Park 2:30 - 4:30 pm
                                                                                                Opening Day:
                                                                                                 Saturday, April 2
                                                                                                  Parade begins at 9 am
Dover Students participating in an interdiciplinary classroom project with San Pablo’s              For more information
Sister City, Manzanillo, Mexico.                                                                        call 510-986-9220
The San Pablo, California/Manzanillo,      classes of Dover School in San Pablo
Mexico friendship began in 1968. As        and Ignacio Zaragoza School in                the holidays they celebrate over
government and committee members           Manzanillo, Mexico. Teachers from             the winter and will begin the
have changed, a new exciting project       both schools together developed a             environmental exchange soon.
is underway; an interdisciplinary          four phase project: Introductions;            A final presentation of this cultural
classroom curriculum designed to           Cultural Roots around the holiday             exchange will be available in May,
promote cultural literacy, individual      season; Environmental Investigation           2005. Check the next newsletter for
friendships, and environmental             including a field trip; and Exhibition        an update.
awareness. The year-long project           of the year’s exchanges for the school        For the complete article, please contact
was envisioned as an exchange of           and greater civic communities. Both           Sydney Merrick at 510-223- 3882. For
letters, photos, drawings, collage         classes are communicating about               more information about Sister Cities,
and video between the fifth grade                                                        call 510-215-3000.
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    Deadline Notice - The san pablo Community Foundation
    The Foundation mini-grants serve to improve the                 The San Pablo
    quality of life of San Pablo residents. These mini-             Community Foundation
    grants, made possible through a generous endowment              c/o Brock Arner, City Manager
    given as a vehicle through which charitable and                 City of San Pablo
    public benefit services can be provided to San Pablo            13831 San Pablo Avenue
    Residents.                                                      San Pablo, CA 94806
    Applicants must be, or be sponsored by, a non-profit         Application deadline: Friday, February 25, 2005 at 5:00
    501 (c) (3) organization in good standing or a private       p.m. The San Pablo Community Foundation Board has
    agency, and not classified as a private foundation.          worked hard to make this mini-grant opportunity available
    Applications are available online at             and looks forward to receiving many applications from or City Hall. Call 510-215-3000 for more         organizations that serve our San Pablo residents.

          San Pablo Senior Center                                                Annual Easter Egg Hunt
            presents the annual
                                                                                     Saturday Morning
  Valentine s Day                                                                        March 26

    Tea Dance                                                                       Helm’s Middle           Find the
                       with                                                            School
                                                                                         Soccer Field
         Huey White’s Band                                                           (Road 20 & SP Ave)
                                                                                                            & win a
           Monday, February 14th                                                     11:00 AM sharp!
             1:00 - 4:00 p.m.                                                            Ages 3-10
             1943 Church Lane                                 co-sponsored by:
                 $5 per person                            the San Pablo Lions Club
             Free refreshments
             call 510-215-3095

          all INCLUSIVE trip                            History
         Cozumel                                        Month
             Mexico!                                    at The San Pablo Library

           March 3rd - March 9th
                                                        Bembe Asa
         $1,230 per person                                 Wednesday - February 9th
             (based on double occupancy)                          3:00 PM
               or $1,450 for single                     A concert of music from African villages
               Includes:                                focusing on African rhythms and chants.
                     • Air Fare                         “Together We Sound Good”
             • Hotel Accommodations
        • ALL Food, Drinks, Entertainment                           Free to all ages
               • Tax AND Gratuities
                                                                   Refreshments served
           • Transportation to and from
             San Pablo Senior Center                                          LIBRARY
                                                              LOCATED AT: HOURS:
              Limited Space!                             2300 El Portal Drive Mon: 12-8 PM
                                                         San Pablo CA 94806 Tue: 1-6 PM
              For information call                      phone: 510-374-3998 Wed: 10-6 PM
             (510) 215-3096                                                   Thu: CLOSED
                                                                              Fri & Sat: 1-5 PM

                                            Call us at
                                                             3     510-215-3000
Help change your Community                                      Cultural Affairs
by Making A Difference                                          San Pablo Arts Gallery welcomes...
City Boards and Commissions                                     Elizabeth Koval Maffeo    Cynthia Alfaro Giroux    Donna Now
Make a difference in your community by                                                           in
volunteering or joining a board or commission.
Applications available at City Hall, City Clerk’s                                        Tranquil
Office in the Civic Center, 13831 San Pablo Avenue;
or call 510-215-3000.
                                                                                           Maple Hall,
Openings available:
                                                                                           Civic Center
Advisory Committee on the Aging
         (3 vacancies)
Beautification Commission (open)                                                          Now through
San Pablo Community Foundation on’                     Marc                                March 27
                                 D et                       h
         (3 vacancies)             g ed,                17                 13831 San Pablo Avenue, (at Church Lane)
Sister Cities Committee              ch EEN                                    Gallery Hours: Sat/Sun 12-4 PM
  (welcomes new members)          pin r GR                            For information, contact Anne Austin 510-836-2663
                                     a    ay
Youth Commission                  we tod                      
         (open to ages 13–18)

                                                                Alvarado Adobe - 1st Sunday - Located at corner of San
We speak your language                                                                           Pablo Avenue and Church Lane
all numbers are (510) area code                                     Blume House - 2nd Sunday - Located in Civic Center
• Hablamos Español - 215-3150, 3030 or 3200                                      parking lot between Maple Hall and Yardbirds
• Lao - 215-3067           • Thai - 215-3184                             Noon - 4 PM - and can be viewed on the Internet
• Nagsasalita kami ng Tagalog - 215-3086                            

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                                                Joseph M. Gomes
                                                   Vice-Mayor:                       Postal Patron
                                            Genoveva Garcia Calloway

                                                  Council Members:
                                                    Paul V. Morris
                                                   Sharon J. Brown
                                                  Leonard R. McNeil

                                  City Council Meeting Schedule
                                           City Council Meetings are held
                                      the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
                                                  7 PM at City Hall
                                Complete Agendas and their content are available for
                                public viewing at City Hall (Bldg 5) and our website.

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