VOLUME XLVI, NUMBER 24 Your Local News Source Since 1963 SERVING LIVERMORE • PLEASANTON • SUNOL THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 Ambitious School Fund Campaign Begins By Ron McNicoll hire for the coming school year, to supplement school programs with the contacts they already English classes at 25 students. Pleasanton's two educational said superintendent John Casey. after drastic cuts there. It pulled have in trying to gain more This year they have been at 20 foundations have set a goal of Both foundations will be in millions of dollars, said one of money. students. raising $2.8 million to keep key suggesting a donation of $190, its founders, Livermore school EFFORT GOES BEYOND The new fund-raising push is school programs in the coming said Casey. That is based on the board member Bill Dunlop. In the BOARD'S JUNE 3 ACTION aimed at lowering the ceiling to fiscal year. district enrollment of 14,800, early 2000s, a target of $180 per The school board met June 3, 20 students. Pleasanton Partnerships in divided into the $2.8 million student was established, because one day after the unsuccessful The trustees also saved two Education (PPIE) and Pleasanton target. it would be $1 per day for the 180 Measure G parcel tax election. reading specialist jobs, four Schools Educational Enrichment People may contribute any days on the school calendar. He The tax received 62.68 percent, counselors, and three jobs split (PSEE) have a short window of amount, said Casey. However, said that people responded well instead of the 2/3's required. The between tech and library ser- Don't Miss It! opportunity to raise the money. the suggestion of $190 per stu- to that. board adjusted the budget to pre- vices. They accomplished these They will kick off the drive on dent works well in the sense that PPIE will focus on class-size serve some programs, although at goals by deferring a one-year June 15. They must raise the people with children in school reduction, counselors, and read- lower staffing than currently. payment for part of employee The Independent money by Aug. 15. The August deadline is nec- might be willing to donate that much for each student, he said. ing specialists. PSEE will con- centrate on the elementary music By taking advantage of new flexibility in state class-size pension benefits. The foundations' $2.8 mil- now has a essary because that is when the school district must decide how In Livermore, the Livermore Valley Education Foundation, programs. Its traditional role has been funding those programs. reduction funding, trustees were able to put a ceiling on K-3 lion would add more back to those programs. It would bring second section. many teachers and counselors to founded in 1991, was established The foundations will work classes and 9th grade math and (See CAMPAIGN, page 4) Section II is filled with infor- mation about arts, entertainment Cities Consider Ways and special events. There are education features, as well as the arts and entertainment and To Increase Business bulletin board listings. Pleasanton Working on Incentives for Downtown Pleasanton is moving forward to expedite tenant improvements. with a plan to retain and attract A final incentive would be a sales businesses. The main focus will tax reimbursement program. be on the downtown. However, "There are large spaces on the the programs could be used else- market that could attract large where in the city. users," Ott stated. There are three areas of focus. Stoneridge Mall already has One is marketing and promo- an approved tax reimbursement tion; the second is retention and program. Another is proposed for attraction; and the final area the Hendrick Auto Mall, planned development. for the Staples Ranch. As part of the first area, the To promote the development city would conduct market- of business, the city could defer ing workshops and undertake a payment of development fees market data study. Enforcement for new retail, restaurant or en- of the sign ordinance would be a tertainment tenants locating in Photo - Doug Jorgensen "little relaxed" during the current downtown until final inspection The rodeo action will take place economic times. or occupancy. Another proposal this Saturday and Sunday, June Pamela Ott, Director of Eco- would be to expand the city's 13 and 14 at Robertson Park nomic Development, said there sewer connection fees financing Stadium in Livermore. Gates will also be an effort made to program for restaurants to all open at 10 a.m. with the grand promote local shopping. businesses. Financing for city entry at 2 p.m. On Saturday, at Photo - Doug Jorgensen Under the category of attrac- development impact fees, such as 10 a.m., the annual parade will Anne and Bob Moorefield share a life during the event last week at Foothill High School in tion and retention, the city would in-lieu parking, affordable hous- Pleasanton. The event was in honor of Moorefield, who was retiring after 41 years of teaching, create a downtown design assis- ing, etc. could be instituted. be held along Second Street in tance loan program. The money 36 at Foothill. For more photos and information, see page 8 in Section II of The Independent. In addition, the city could downtown Livermore. For rodeo could be used to improve facades. participate in a statewide com- ticket information, call 455-1550. The city would also work with munity infrastructure program. There is a special family night property owners on a tenant im- This would allow owners of event on Thurs., June 11 at 6 p.m. at the stadium. It will include local team roping, as well as Livermore Creating Zoning provement program in an effort Livermore to Expand Tax (See PLEASANTON, page 4) a demonstration of wild cow milking. There is no admission charge to attend family night. Designation for Airport Reimbursement Program The Livermore City Council the changes, the partnership has By Ron McNicoll ing for the airport, so that it will Those were also concerns agreed to provide 13,000 square approved the phasing of a Toyota Livermore has had an airport conform to the new ordinance. raised by letters to The Inde- feet of property to accommodate dealership to be built in North Reward In at the current location since 1965. However, it is only this year As with all such changes, an EIR study is underway. pendent. In addition, some letter writers wondered whether the or- Livermore. The first phase would be a BART along I-580. Lane Borges, speaking for Horse Deaths that the city will be creating an airport category for its zoning McIntyre said that the or- dinance will bring about less dinance would replace the 1975 airport master plan. If it were to combined automobile sales and the Sullivan Group, noted, "A service facility to be built on lot of things have changed in the Now $33,000 ordinance. The airport is zoned for educa- development of the airport than the master plan would. There will do so, would it be more restric- 9 acres of the property on the world over the last 16 months. tive, or less, they wondered. northside of Northfront Road. A We are thrilled to be able to Clear Channel and the East tional and public institution use. be less development of hangars Residents' concern and suspi- continue to bring this project to vehicle parking and display lot Bay SPCA have partnered to The city-owned airport is a public and fixed base operations, which cion about the city's motivation Livermore." would be located south of North- help spread the word about a institution, so it fit the category. deal with provisions for planes can be seen in the context of what He said that he hoped for a front Road. Initially, a 75,000 $33,000.00 reward fund estab- Now, the city wants to tailor and pilots. happened in 2004. Then the city late fall ground breaking, weather square foot building would be lished to identify the person or a zoning district for the airport. The city staff conducted a was updating the airport master permitting. constructed. An additional 20,000 persons responsible for killing That will eliminate the vagueness scoping meeting on the EIR on plan. However, objections from ECONOMIC INCENTIVES square feet would be added in the two horses in Livermore on Oc- of the current, broader language May 28, with approximately 15 the audience at a special meeting Staff proposed several in- next five years. tober 21, 2008. of the public institution zoning members of the public present, at Granada High School, which centives to encourage retention The council approved addi- A large billboard bringing for the airport, said Livermore said Livermore principal planner was estimated at 1000 people and attraction of businesses to tional landscaping as a buffer on public awareness to the crime director of public works Dan Susan Frost. Their main concerns or more, caused the city council Livermore. The program would the northside of the project. and the reward has been erected McIntyre. were about the city's motivation to drop the idea. The opponents be citywide. The project would be devel- in Oakland near the north-bound At the same time, the city for moving forward with rezon- believed that the update would One of the incentives involves oped by the Sullivan Family High Street exit on Highway council is applying for a rezon- ing, and any potential for an (See AIRPORT, page 4) Limited Partnership. As part of (See LIVERMORE, page 4) 880. increase in air traffic and noise. Clear Channel Vice President Resolutions Oppose for Governmental Affairs Mi- chael Colbruno explained why the company decided to donate valuable billboard space. “A crime against an animal should State Raid of Funds be taken as seriously as a crime City councils in Pleasanton the city had revenues put aside against a person. We hope that and Livermore approved reso- in case the funds were taken by this campaign is as successful as lutions declaring that a severe the state. He said that last year, our partnership with the FBI to fiscal hardship would exist if ad- there were $100,000 in unfunded catch criminals.” ditional property tax funds were mandates required by the state. Lucky and Choctaw were seized and additional unfunded Councilmember Jerry Thorne killed during the night of Tues- mandates adopted by the State urged residents to write their day, October 21, 2008 while at of California. state legislators opposing the pasture at a private ranch. The State legislators may consider legislation. "The state shouldn't Rountree family members, who a proposal to borrow $2 billion in be using local jurisdictions as owned the horses, were devas- local property taxes from cities, its personal ATM machine,: de- tated by the tragi loss. Choctaw counties and special districts to clared Thorne. had spent his life performing at balance the state budget. Councilmember Cheryl Cook- charity events and in parades; Pleasanton would lose be- Kallio added that if a lot of he had also helped children tween $4.5 and $4.7 million. In people write that would draw with special needs through the addition, there are many legisla- greater attention to the issue. Hoofprints on the Heart Adop- tive bills still being considered She suggested using e-mail, tive Riding Center. Before the that may result in new costs to lo- because, "snail mail won't arrive family adopted Lucky as a rescue cal agencies because of unfunded in time." horse, he had been in compro- mandates. Since the state began Livermore Assistant City mised health after living in poor taking additional property tax Manager Troy Brown told the conditions, and through their dollars from local jurisdictions council that the city would lose nurturing, Lucky fully recovered. in the 1990s, Pleasanton has lost $2.8 million. "That could impact The two horses had bonded and over $74 million. our ability to provide vital ser- Photo - Doug Jorgensen usually spent their time together Pleasanton Director of Fi- vices," he stated. Agriculture takes many forms in the Valley. In the photo are both vineyards and a hay field. in the Rountree pasture. nance David Culver noted that (See STATE, page 4) “We are very saddened by the senseless and cowardly act of violence that was carried out on our ranch in Livermore,” shared Inside PETS OF THE WEEK When Jake met Julie... Just like in the movies, this couple is a match made in heaven. Put simply, they adore each other. Mike Rountree. Julie will reach out to place her paw on Jake's back and in “The individual(s) didn’t just Art & Entertainment....Section II Roundup..................................3 return Jake will rub noses with her. They've kept each other shoot defenseless horses, but Bulletin Board.............Section II Short Notes.............................10 company through their tough homeless days and now would killed a member of our family like a safe home where they can grow old together. To meet the evening of October 21st. We Classifieds...........................10 Sports......................................6 this lovely pair, visit Valley Humane Society's Kitty City at 3670 very much appreciate the help Editorial.................................4 and generosity by the East Bay Obituaries................................8 Nevada St. in Pleasanton, open Tues-Sat from 11AM to 5PM. SPCA and Clear Channel to ad- Mailbox...................................4 Visit the web site www.valleyhumane.org or call 925-426-8656. Tickets on sale now for "The Great Catsby" Casino Night and (See REWARD, page 4) Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament! PAGE 2 - The Independent, JUNE 11, 2009 LPC Offers Mentor Program for College Bound Students of adult community members is crucial. Partnering with Be A Robert Goetsch, Executive Di- ameda County Board of Super- adult guides—mentors—enables the students and families partici- and more successful adult lives. Mentor, with its experience and rector of Be A Mentor, Inc., and visors, school officials, youth them to understand and pursue pate in activities and workshops In many instances, mentoring capabilities, strengthens our abil- Ted Kaye, Chief Executive Offi- services organizations and fu- their goals.” designed to inform them that provides the opportunity for ity to ensure strong and success- cer of Las Positas College Foun- ture-thinking corporations, Be A The College Bound Scholars college attendance is a realistic, young people to acquire the ful mentoring partnerships.” dation/College Bound Scholars Mentor is leading a county-wide Program is a unique partnership acceptable and attainable goal. fundamental skills required to Both partners will recruit men- Program, have announced a new initiative to match children and between Las Positas College and “Pairing each student with a succeed academically, socially tors from among their affiliates partnership to provide mentors youth with volunteer adults to the separate Las Positas College mentor is a crucial component and professionally. and throughout the greater tri- for promising youth in the Tri- support and guide them into Foundation for first generation of this process,” explains Abby “The College Bound Scholars valley community to be matched Valley who embark on the path productive and successful adult- college students. Beginning in Hirashiki, the program’s coor- program was conceived to in- one-to-one with students in the to attend college. hood. sixth grade, 30 middle school dinator. “Mentors will provide clude mentoring,” explains LPC program. “Be A Mentor is honored and “Many youth have hopes and students from Dublin, Pleasanton support, guidance and friend- Foundation CEO, Dr. Ted Kaye. “It takes all of us who can excited to partner with this in- ambitions, but don’t know how and Livermore and their parents/ ship during this very unfamiliar “We realize that in order for the to make a difference,” notes credible program,” says Goetsch, to pursue them,” says Goetsch. guardians join the program. Each experience." youth we target, those who may Goetsch. who has been leading Be A Men- “Their family structures and his- student has a $1,000 scholarship Studies show that young be the first in their families to To apply to be a mentor, go to tor since its founding in 1991. tory make this difficult as well, so set aside in her/his name. Over people with a mentor do better attend college, to achieve their www.beamentor.org/cbs. In collaboration with the Al- to connect them with volunteer the middle and high school years, in school and develop healthier goals, the support and friendship The Independent, JUNE 11, 2009 - PAGE 3 VALLEY ROUNDUP DeSaulnier Endorsed State Senator Mark DeSaulnier currently rep- tive office will extend daily hours and open 30 line at the District Office is 925-828-0515 and The American Federation of State County resents Contra Costa county in the State Senate minutes early, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Billing/Customer Service can be reached at and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO District and is a candidate for Congresswoman Ellen close on alternate Fridays. 925-828-8524. Council 57 headquartered in Oakland, has joined Tauscher's seat in the 10th Congressional district, The administrative office, located at 7051 Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher in endorsing once the seat is open. Tauscher was appointed by Dublin Boulevard, will be closed on the follow- Buchanan Town Hall Meetings Mark DeSaulnier for her seat in the 10th Con- the Obama administration as Undersecretary of ing Fridays and holidays: June 26; July 3, 10, Assemblymember Joan Buchanan will host gressional district. Other endorsers include Rep. State for Arms Control and International Security and 24; August 7, and 21; September 4, 7 and several town hall meetings, including one in George Miller, Assemblyman Tom Torlakson, and is awaiting confirmation hearings. 18. This represents about 15% fewer hours that Livermore. the Contra Costa Central Labor Council, and the District needs to cool and light the building. Residents are invited to meet Buchanan and the Contra Costa Building and Construction Charter School Budget Hearing Since the District implemented summer hours discuss legislative issues with her. Trades Council. The Livermore Valley Charter Schools Public in 2001, it has conserved approximately 6,000 She has announced plans to run for the 10th AFSCME District Council 57 said they are Budget Hearing is set for June 18 at 7 p.m. It will kilowatt hours of energy each summer. Congressional District seat currently held by endorsing Senator Mark DeSaulnier for Con- be held in room 11 at the school, 543 Sonoma To contact the District regarding water or Ellen Tauscher. gress because of his support for working fami- Ave., Livermore. sewer emergencies after hours, please call the The Livermore meeting is Wed., June 17, 7 lies throughout his years representing Contra Alameda County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 925-462- to 9 p.m. at Rancho Las Positas School in the Costa County. AFSCME District Council 57, DSRSD Reduces Hours 1212. For all other after-hours emergencies, multipurpose room, 401 E. Jack London Blvd. which represents 30,000 city, state, county and To conserve energy during the peak power call the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facil- municipal employees, represents the majority of demand season and reduce utility costs, the members in the 10th Congressional District. ity operator at 925-875-2134. During summer Dublin San Ramon Services District administra- business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the main PAGE 4 - The Independent, JUNE 11, 2009 Pleasanton Concerned about Power Lines EDITORIALS Gloria Retzlaff-Taylor The Pleasanton City Council approved a letter opposing the construction of new power lines miles. The towers would be 120 to 150 feet tall. There would be six independent lines on each receive no benefit," Dolan told the council. Councilmember Matt Sullivan the council is not happy with the results, it could establish a coalition with the county and near Ruby Hill. tower. said that one benefit could be the Livermore in opposition to the Gloria Retzlaff-Taylor died on May 26 with her family The vote was unanimous. Dolan said there would be greater use of renewables. project. at her side. Pleasanton is the latest agency impacts to Ruby Hill. Among "That doesn't balance the vi- Sullivan added, "We will see She was one of the pioneers of the rebirth of the Livermore to oppose the project. Livermore those that the city would like sual, habitat and environmental more of this stuff overtime. The Valley Wine Country. She and her husband, Bob Taylor, and Alameda County have both studied in the EIR are visual, impacts," declared McGovern. state has requirements to increase restored an old, dilapidated farmhouse on South Livermore sent letters. health, and noise impacts as well Mary Roberts, a member renewables. Power projects are Avenue and planted a vineyard, bringing the property back The project is being proposed as impacts on property values. of the Tri-Valley Conservancy in remote locations. Lines are by the Transmission Association The proposed route goes through Board, said that TANC dismisses needed to get the power to where to life as Retzlaff Vineyards. of Northern California (TANC), people are. Utilities need to better a conservation easement for the all of the polices within the South It was only the fifth winery in the reborn wine country. a joint powers agreement among Tiger Salamander and land under Livermore Valley Area Plan and coordinate getting that power to Some 45 now exist, a growth Gloria helped make 15 public power agencies in Williamson Act contracts. the East County Plan. Ruby Hill where it is needed. They can't run happen. northern California. The West- The letter from Pleasanton would not exist without those transmission lines wherever they She was active in the local arts scene and in political ern Area Power Association suggests that TANC take another plans, she said. There are two want. Using more renewables is issues, campaigning for the slow-growth cause. Though also (WAPA), a federal agency, is look at routing that would have large event centers and wineries better for everyone. However, it a businesswoman, she passionately believed that the esthetics partnered with TANC. The power less impact. Placing the lines un- in Ruby Hill. These are facili- has to be done the right way." lines would enable development derground should be considered. ties that depend upon ambiance. Cook-Kallio wanted to see of a city are as important as its economic interests. of solar and wind power in three Dolan pointed out that there is a more health data on the im- Many people purchased property Retzlaff Vineyards is a small, elegant winery, family northern California counties. The 230 KV line underground in the because of the easements. "They pacts. run — typical of most Livermore Valley wineries. Gloria power would be distributed via Vineyard Corridor that works do not want to look into power There have been complaints personified their spirit. She would speak poetically about 600 miles of transmission lines well. lines. The route was chosen be- about the notice provided for the unique gravelly soil that nurtured Livermore vines. She to five public power-operating Councilmember Cindy Mc- cause it was the least expensive. the project. In addition, no hear- herself was hands-on, getting down in the earth and planting cities, none of which are in the Govern also wanted the EIR to I suggest they follow the path ings had been scheduled in the Valley. study the impact on birds. She of least impact, not the route of Tri-Valley. A recent hearing was and tending her vineyard row by row, vine by vine. She held in Livermore. It was added Pleasanton Director of Com- asked if the routing took into ac- least cost." found peace and wisdom in this toil. munity Development Brian count current land use. TANC has the final approval at the last minute. The meeting A spokesman for the family said, “Hers was a bright light Dolan noted that it is early in Dolan said that apparently of the project. was co-sponsored by the County that warmed us all.” the process. Scoping hearings aerial photos were used. No Sullivan said that is like al- of Alameda and Tri-Valley Con- have been held to determine what ground survey was conducted. lowing a developer to decide to servancy (TVC). According to should be studied in the environ- "The project proponents are the TVC, the people from TANC Livermore VA Has A Future mental impact review. now getting a lot of feedback on build houses on his own with no council approval. were less than cooperative in Veterans Affairs (VA) has chosen the Central Valley In the Valley, 1000 acres what is really there. There are City Manager Nelson Fialho scheduling the meeting. over Livermore as the location of a new 120-bed veterans would be needed for the project also questions about the benefits said that the council could review nursing home and outpatient clinic. for a 200 foot easement over 50 to communities the lines would the EIR when it is published. If The decision makes sense given the regional growth go through. "Pleasanton would trends of the veterans' population. Fear that the Central Valley facility would result in PLEASANTON (continued from page one) closure of the Livermore VA Medical Center has abated. property in participating cities and counties to finance develop- (Opinions voiced in letters shows. Their website says that sibility of failure, and more. Our Thanks in large part to the work of Congressmember Jerry ment impact fees. Fees owed to published in Mailbox are those it has 2046 seats and it has a 29 guests get about 27 minutes to McNerney, everyone now seems to be on the same page the city would be financed by of the author and do not neces- ft. proscenium. I learned from state their opinion. So, if anyone regarding this issue. VA has agreed to build a new outpatient the issuance of tax exempt bonds sarily reflect the opinion of The another website that a fly tower wants to hear what others have clinic in Alameda County and to keep Livermore open with by the California Statewide Independent. Letter Policy: The needs to be 2½ times the height to say, go to our website. Again new uses. Community ties Development Independent will not publish of the proscenium which, in this it’s www.grassrootsissues.com. Authority. A special assessment anonymous letters, nor will it case, is 72.5 ft tall. That’s 23½ Also, we invite anyone who’d McNerney proposes establishing a center for treating ft shorter than what the LVPAC like to offer their comments on on the owner's property would publish letters without names. post traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries, pointing be imposed to repay the portion people insist is needed to draw the air to contact us and we’ll Frequent letter writers may have make arrangements for them to to Livermore's pastoral setting as an ideal site for treating of the bonds issued by financing publication of their letters Broadway shows. Simply put, such ailments, which have become common in the Iraq and LVPAC and their representatives come on our program. Grassroots the fees. Issues is neutral; we’ve had peo- Afghanistan wars. He has been actively lobbying influential are not telling the truth. A 96 ft With the exception of the shop Regional Theater fly tower is what they want, not ple who are both for and against officials such as VA chief Eric Shineski. local program, the proposed in- Barbara Hickman what they need. I’m disappointed the theater. John Stein, Valerie However, he plans to put aside this campaign until the centives would be implemented Livermore that our City Council approved Raymond, Kathy Chase have decision making for the Central Valley facility has been for 12-months, generally from We have been misled by this project, and that staff recom- been on as well as Gloria Taylor, July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. LVPAC and their representatives mended approval, without first Len Alexander, Don Meeker and completed. Nothing will be done about Livermore until The programs would then be in a number of areas regarding checking the facts. Don’t you others. Valerie Raymond will that happens. evaluated. the proposed regional theater, wonder what else we’ve been give an update on financing of We are fortunate on this issue to have a Valley The cost for the programs but maybe we can do something told that isn’t true? the theater next week. Congressmember so committed. As a member of the House is estimated at $225,000. The about it. What can we do about this We can also join the growing Veterans Affairs Committee, McNerney has clout, and has money would come from the For example, they insist that lack of truthfulness? For one number of people who are urg- been actively using it. While for a time VA seemed bent general fund. the fly tower for the proposed the- thing, we can learn more about ing our City Council to put this The programs were supported ater must be 96 ft. high in order the project and its repercussions. project to a public vote. Since our on abandoning Livermore, it now looks like Livermore by two representatives of the to draw Broadway-level shows. Check out our local TV pro- has a future. Council plans to provide public downtown. Pleasanton Down- Well, I cringe at the prospect of gram, Grassroots Issues, which money for 75% of the cost of this town Association executive di- having a 9-story building in the can be seen anytime at www. theater (that’s over $50,000,000!) middle of our downtown, so I did grassrootsissues.com. Recently Callippe Honored rector Christine Salidivar told the council, "This is a challenging a bit of research. I’ve learned that the fly tower doesn’t need to be several guests have discussed this and then give it to LVPAC, it seems that voters should be al- The Callippe Preserve and Golf Course, owned by the time. Downtowns are affected as proposed theater, covering vari- lowed to give their opinion. We City of Pleasanton, is an open space preserve with hiking and 96 ft. high to draw Broadway- ous aspects, including financing, aren’t all against the big theater; much as the large corporations. type shows. The Bob Hope The- size, design, the benefits, the pos- (MAILBOX, continued on page 5) equestrian trails, endangered species habitat, wetlands and Our neighbors can offer things ater in Stockton hosts Broadway grazing land, in addition to a quality 18-hole golf course. with redevelopment funds that This diverse course has just won a very prestigious honor: it made Golfweek Magazine's list of the 50 best municipal we are not able to do. These programs will help." Melanie Sadeck of Murphy's Governor Signs Sales Tax Measure golf courses in the nation. More than 8,000 golf courses Paw was pleased that the city was A bill by Senator Loni Han- Fillmore – hired a consultant to for vital police, fire and other were evaluated. Callippe, which opened in 2005, is one of cock (D-Oakland) to stop the entice a retailer to move their public services, with the money coming up with ideas that would going into the hands of unprin- the newer courses on this distinguished list “legal rip-off” of city sales tax main offices into Fillmore while help the downtown to expand money was signed into law by leaving major distribution and cipled profiteers. My bill makes "This well-kept secret of local golfers is now out of the and grow. the Governor on Friday. other facilities in Livermore. This these kinds of backroom deals bag to the larger golf world," course general manager Mike Councilmember Jerry Thorne The bill contains an urgency would have allowed Fillmore, in- illegal throughout the state,” Ash commented. called it a good program. "It is measure requiring a 2/3 vote so stead of Livermore, to receive the Hancock said. consistent with what I've seen that it would go into effect im- sales tax revenues from the busi- Hancock’s bill prevents cities Congratulations, Callippe. Everyone who had a hand in going on in the nation. I encour- mediately upon signing by the ness while Livermore would still from entering into agreements creating this unique and original golf course can be very age staff to extend the incentives Governor. be stuck with providing services with private consultants and proud. into the rest of the community as The bill, Senate Bill 27, was for the facilities left behind. As retailers that transfer public introduced by Senator Hancock part of the deal, Fillmore agreed sales tax monies into the hands STATE (continued from page one) in response to a scam uncovered in the City of Livermore which would have resulted in the loss of to kickback a major portion of the new sales tax revenues to the consultant and retailers: 85% for of private consultants and busi- nesses. The monies, taken from the Bradley-Burns sales tax, will Brown noted that letters of more than $6 million of sales tax 20 years. instead continue to be used to opposition to the proposed state revenue to the city over the next “This outrageous scam would maintain critical public services take have been sent by Livermore three years. have deprived both Livermore throughout the city of Livermore Downtown, Inc., Livermore Area Another city – in this case and Fillmore of needed revenue and other cities impacted by the Recreation and Park District, the scam. AIRPORT Livermore Chamber of Com- merce and many businesses. CAMPAIGN (continued from page one) (continued from page one) He recently attended a meet- ing with the state controller the counseling staff up to the be another fund-raising campaign Donations may be made by have generated more air traffic, a "We presented a conceptual in Sacramento. The message, full-strength it has now, at one the following year, Casey said visiting http://www.ppie.org to potential for regular commercial outline of the ordinance at the according to Brown, was that counselor per 400 students at the the district will wait to see how support class-size reduction, flights, and more jets based at meeting, what the geographi- as soon as the state budget is high schools. The new revenue the 2010-11 budget goes. Gov. reading specialists, or counsel- the facility. cal area would look like. We adopted July 1, it will be out of would hire more reading special- Arnold Schwarzenegger's budget ors, or at http://www.psee.org The current letter writers are will be refining the text," said balance. The state could run out ists, and preserve the elementary will be out in January. That will to support elementary strings suspicious that the new ordi- McIntyre. of cash in July. music programs. provide a better indicator of the and band. nance would produce those same LESS DEVELOPMENT Brown declared that if there Joining the $2.8 million with future, he said. Checks may be mailed to things. One letter writer, Purnam THAN IN MASTER PLAN continues to be unfunded man- $674,000 already approved in Queried about another try at a PPIE, 333 Division St., Pleas- Sheth of Pleasanton, said that the dates and raids of local funds, the the trustees' budget shift on June parcel tax, Casey said he has no anton, CA. 94566; PSEE, 351 McIntyre said that the or- presentation of the ordinance so city cannot sustain itself. 3 would yield $3,474,000 for the way of gauging that whether that Virginia Way, Pleasanton, CA dinance will bring about less programs in 2010-11. The $233 would happen right now. far has been short on details. He development of the airport than City Manager Linda Barton 94566; or the Pleasanton school added that the Hispanic Chamber, parcel tax in Measure G would PPIE executive director Debi district, c/o Public Information, also asked whether the ordinance the master plan would. There will have raised $4.5 million annually Covello said in a press release, would lead to an extension of the and both the police and firefight- 4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, be less development of hangars for four years. “We feel that, with a coordinated CA 94566. Donors may desig- airport's two runways. and fixed base operations, which ers association have also sup- ported the effort to stop the take SO FAR, EFFORT IS effort to reach out to the com- nate which program they wish ORDINANCE SEEN AS BET- deal with provisions for planes ONE YEAR ONLY munity, we can reach our goal. to support. TER REGULATOR and pilots of local funds. Councilmember John March- The fund-raising will be only If we fall short, PPIE and PSEE Frost said that the ordinance is "We are looking at the long- for the 2010-11 school year. will fund as much as possible to a better regulatory document than and said that other state agencies term needs of the community. are continuing to approve un- Asked about whether there would support Pleasanton students.” the current institutional zoning. It We are seeing a smaller building funded mandates. One of them is can be more specific and control- envelope that meets the needs of ling. It can provide for restric- tions on noise from the airport, the airport," said McIntyre. A fixed base operator has been new water quality requirements that will cost local agencies millions of dollars without an LIVERMORE (continued from page one) and regulate the development approved for the airport. The op- increase in water quality. a tax reimbursement program. that occurs at the airport. month. Information would in- The areas of focus would be erator has not approached the city Councilmember Doug Horner Currently, the reimbursement clude hours, services and location business attraction and recruit- However, the ordinance can't with a site plan, said McIntyre. commented that Prop. 1A al- program is only available to of the new business. ment, particularly in the clean regulate the number of planes None of the action in regard to lows the state to borrow funds businesses that generate over a Staff was asked if it is legal to and green technology sectors. using the airport. That is gov- the process of the EIR applies in the event of an emergency. $1 million in sales tax revenues rebate tax money. Tourism and marketing, special erned by the Federal Aviation to that firm, said McIntyre. It's a "An emergency does not arise per year. The new proposal would City Attorney John Pomidor events, attraction of a vacation re- Administration, said Frost. Any separate situation, he said. because you can't figure out how lower that threshold to $30,000. explained that rebating sales tax sort development and expansion aircraft can land there, provided Completion of the draft EIR is to balance the budget. That is During the five year program, a for no purpose would be illegal. of cultural arts programs would it is safe to land. expected in late summer, or au- business would receive a percent- However, if there is a public pur- all be targets in the development The city definitely is not pro- posing any runway extension, tumn. After public comment, and a final EIR, the ordinance will go REWARD (continued from page one) age reimbursement of the sales tax collected by the city. The sales tax dollars would be used pose such as putting the money back into public improvements, of the plan. In addition, plans would in- said both McIntyre and Frost. to the city planning commission that would justify the program. clude ways to develop a work- McIntyre said that the airport and the airport commission. The vertise the reward. We hope that to pay for public infrastructure The city would receive a certain force to fill jobs brought into master plan will end, after the final stop will be the city council, this effort will bring justice for upgrades and development fees. amount of money prior to any the city. Among the proposals council adopts the ordinance. He for approval or denial. Lucky & Choctaw.” Staff proposed a second in- reimbursement. is the attraction of a private agreed with Sheth that there have East Bay SPCA Executive centive that would shorten the City Manager Linda Barton university campus that would not been many details about the Director Allison Lindquist is approval process. Under the said that over the long haul, the provide degrees in energy and determined to find the killer. program, participating businesses city would collect more sales environment. ordinance yet. They will be com- “Although it has been many would complete the review pro- tax than they would have if a Director of Economic Devel- ing later in the process. months, we are still optimistic cess within 60 days. business had not expanded or a opment Rob White was asked if that someone out there will do the The final incentive would new business had not moved to there was interest on the part of Publisher: Joan Kinney Seppala right thing and turn in the person be deferral of the payment of the city. any university. Associate Publisher: David T. Lowell Editor: Janet Armantrout who senselessly killed these in- impact fees. 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As a team, they could have The defeat of Measure G in the dent-to-teacher ratio to qualify does come with a risk, said Ca- fault here. I appreciate the folks up anything on the step-and-col- made more concessions, and they election June 2 has led to actions for state funds for CSR. zares. The postponement can be who voted no. I think they just umn increase for this year, which might have passed the tax." to try to stem the tide of losses A district can go higher than a red flag, if the district is seeking didn't want one more tax." amounted to $1.5 million, said Trustees postponed their June that the state budget will force on the limit of 20 students, provided to borrow money. Finance people Trustee Pat Kernan said that Brozosky. 5 special meeting to June 9. The the Pleasanton school district. it pays a penalty, which grows would ask questions about the he had "expected 80 percent." Administrators also gave back board switched its next regularly The district was able to fund smaller as the cap number con- debt postponement. Kernan said the timing of the days, and agreed to some cuts on scheduled meeting from June 23 the hire-backs because of flex- tinues to increase. The district In theory, it's possible that it election blocked some voters use of subsidized cell phones and to 7 p.m. Monday, June 22. ibility offered by the state in two took it up to 25, which has a $1.6 could affect the district's credit from backing it. "We still don't other perks. However, Brozosky The district is required to have categories. million penalty. However, that's rating. However, the important have the latest state budget. I said, "I don't think the leadership a final budget for 2009-10 by The school board, which met the amount the district has been thing is to come up with a plan wish more people had voted. team, the board, the superin- June 30. The state is also required June 3, took several actions in the paying anyway as its share of to restore that to the books, said Maybe we can fix that," he said. tendent and leaders of unions to have a budget by then, but wake of the defeat: funding CSR, so it was a wash. Cazares. That's what bankers will Kernan said that he wants to worked together on a solution. I traditionally has failed to meet • The trustees unanimously (The state pays $4 million of the be looking for. go for another parcel tax. "Maybe don't think any one of them is at the deadline. approved bringing back a total CSR total for Pleasanton.) MEASURE G WOULD HAVE people don't want to hear that, of 60 positions, which had been If the district had gone to HIRED BACK MORE but I don't care. I care about the eliminated in February. a cap of 30 per class, it could The 60 jobs restored are a kids," he said. • Class-size reduction (CSR) have gained $1.6 million from small number, compared to the Trustee Jamie Hintzke said will be maintained, but at a class the state. However, trustees said more than 249 full-time equiva- that one way to boost turnout limit of 25, instead of the current that number would amount to no lent jobs that the board cut in would be to do a better job of 20-student cap. class-size reduction at all. February. Measure G, which fell educating residents about school • Some trustees analyzed Mea- Trustee Valerie Arkin said that about 5 percent short of winning finance. sure G's defeat. They said that "25 is better than 30." During au- two-thirds approval in a special Hintzke also said it's impor- they are ready to go to a parcel dience comments, teacher Kelli election June 2, would have re- tant to get the district budget tax again, after the community Walter said, "Small classes are so stored 123 full-time equivalents. advisory committee working on studies the budget further, and wonderful. I even value 25-to-1 (Some jobs are shared by more the problem of overcoming the comes up with a plan that can be (ratio of students to teacher). If than one person, so the number of budget deficit. Kernan agreed supported by more people. 20-to-1 is not possible, 25 would people affected is greater.) with her. • The board saw some quick, be wonderful." The $233 annual parcel tax A VIEW FROM concrete support from five resi- PAYING FOR would have run for four years, THE 'NO' SIDE dents, who presented checks RESTORING JOBS and could have been extended One advocate of a 'no' vote on totaling $3500 toward helping the The other enabler for the hire- if the board put it on the ballot Measure G was Steve Brozosky, district meet the funding crisis. backs was a state policy that says again. By then, state finances a former city councilmember The 60 positions that will be the school district is obliged to might be in good shape, and a and school trustee. He told The saved will be primarily teachers pay $674,000 this year for part normal flow of money would be Independent why he thought the in class-size reduction, in K-3 of an employee pension fund. coming into the district. measure failed. Brozosky said he and 9th grade English and math. The fund is called Other Post DISTRICT MIGHT GO heard from many people that they The number also includes four Employment Benefits (OPEB). FOR TAX AGAIN voted 'no' because they expected counselors, two reading special- However, instead of making the Some trustees also indicated teachers to make a sacrifice much ists, three people divided between payment, the district can just they want to put a parcel tax on like people in private industry. He library services and tech support. put an IOU on the books for this the ballot again. Trustee Jim Ott said a pay freeze seemed to be on Money for the Barton Reading year. said that the nearly 62 percent people's minds. Program was also restored. The district had intended to that voted in favor of the measure Teachers did give back two FLEXIBILITY ENABLES make the payment from this "was awesome. A majority sup- preparation days, which on aver- HIRE-BACKS year's 2008-09 budget. Instead, ported what the board wanted. age amounts to $700 in a year. The district was able to fund the money will be used this one Eighty percent would have been It would have saved the district the hire-backs because of flex- year only for the hire-backs. The better. It's a message to me to about $700,000. (The forfeit ibility offered by the state in two district will form a plan to pay go for it again. They say they was conditioned on Measure G categories. In one category, the back the OPEB, said assistant believe." passing.) state has eased its requirements superintendent Luz Cazares. (continued from page 4) I’m against the unnecessary in this area. If Europeans can style towers. It is time to use DC sion project through the South height, for example. But a rapidly build an underground system, for long transmission lines that Livermore Valley vineyard area. growing number of voters want so can we. have less environmental impact. She states that because the City their opinion considered in the Submerged DC lines running Council approved the Livermore final decision. Please contact City Airport Rezoning the length of the Bay are a better Valley Performing Arts Regional Council members and urge them James Hodge approach to Palo Alto. Theater without a public vote, put it to a public vote. Why is the City proposing to Livermore has worked long Wente and Seppala should not eliminate the 1975 Airport Mas- and hard to create and preserve complain about the transmission Build Underground ter Plan from the City’s General a greenbelt for wineries and line process. Dolores Hiskes Plan? By eliminating the Master parks. Residents have sought The real irony is that Chase Livermore Plan from the General Plan, what to enhance their communities, compares the well-advanced We oppose the TANC trans- lifestyle, and property values transmission project of which items that are now covered under using planning and preservation. the public and most governing mission line project as presented the Master Plan will not be cov- in Livermore the evening of May TANC’s current plans have been bodies in Alameda County were ered by re-zoning? deceptively concealed from the unaware to one of the most trans- 27, 2009. As proposed, the project would communities and residents in an parent in memory. Out of Date Technologies effort to downplay environmental In contrast to the transmis- be an environmental catastrophe John Toeppen for the Livermore Valley. The and economic concerns while sion proposal, the theater has Livermore hiding the real issues under the been in the public eye for years. visual impact alone would un- More than 60% of the power dermine decades of community guise of green power. This dis- There have been innumerable generated in America never ingenuous plan is merely a way hearings by the Council and effort designed to keep the East makes it to the end user because and South portions of the Valley to promote archaic technology Planning Commission, studies 80 year old technology is used while receiving Federal funding and reports ad infinitum, as well as an attractive and welcoming to deliver that power. New area for tourism, wineries, invit- for infrastructure development. as newspaper stories, columns methods of power delivery in- It is clear that the future that and editorials. ing open space and life-style. clude high voltage DV buried If the project is to be consid- we plan should learn from the Because the Council per- and submerged lines. These mistakes of our past. The Bay formed its due diligence and then ered, the only acceptable routing methods reduce line losses and would be along I-580 and I-680. Area is no longer receptive to did the job it was elected to do are compatible with green power environmentally insensitive out without calling an election that The whole design of an overhead sources and storage techniques. system as proposed here is a relic of date technologies. would have delayed construction Yet TANC is planning 340 miles until costs rose to kill the proj- of the 1950s and 1960s, as others of new conventional power lines have noted. This project should Real Irony ect, Cathy says the theater was running the length of Northern Bob Baltzer crammed down our throats. be built underground, as is now California, though Tracy, South technically feasible. Livermore In spite of the endorsement of Livermore, Sunol, and the East I am replying to the Cathy In Denmark there is already Bay. This is not the Smart Grid the Chamber of Commerce, arts a 26 mile, 250 KV underground Chase letter published in the Val- groups and scores of citizens, she of the future; this is a repeat of the ley Times on June 1, 2009, titled system in place and operating. environmentally insensitive ap- calls it the ruination of down- This is clearly the only sensible “Ironic remarks.” town. Cathy, get real. This is a proaches of the 1960s. Such lines Cathy derides Phil Wente’s solution for a semi-urban region would be a legacy that Califor- sour grapes ad hominem attack. where visual impacts are crucial. and Joan Seppala’s complaint nians would long regret. South about the lack of public notice of There is no sensible reason for Livermore already has seven sets an overhead system to be built a massive high voltage transmis- of high tension lines that use truss PAGE 6 - The Independent, JUNE 11, 2009 resulting in a stand up double and two more Camden MacFarlane with another hit straight catch, and a perfect stop and throw motion runs. Alex Benito had the Twins scrambling up the middle. to get an out on 1st. Brandon Kinsey hit a when he smashed a single between 1st and Angels vs. Indians: 5/16 - The heat was fabulous triple in the 3rd to bring in a run in 2nd. Then Cooper Smith got on base with a intense on Saturday when the Indians took addition to hits in 1st and 6th. Paul Dondero fly ball single and scored later in the inning on the mighty Angels in an afternoon show- had a great grounder in the 1st to get in the on a Sean Choi single to third. Cooper Smith down. The game had some huge rips to the first run. He was impressive pitching under started the offense in the 3rd with a lead off outfield by Carter Pierce, Will Carlson and pressure in the 6th to wrap up the game with chopper up the 3rd base line. TJ Rocha singled Josh Anderson.. Other players who contrib- the bases loaded. Ryan Rudolph had a nice with a blazing, too hot to handle, line drive uted to the team, by hitting singles, included hit in the 4th bringing in a run. He kept up up the middle. Riley Purnell got the crowd Vincent Galli, Akio Fujita, and Jacob Hvidt. his consistent performance as the catcher. screaming with a sky scraping fly ball to left The defensive highlight of the game came in Matthew Schulz kept the hitting going with and then, once again, big Andre Doty nearly the third inning when Tyler Lopez quickly a great hit in the 4th. tore the cover off the ball when he slammed ran down a short fly ball, making a basket Red Sox 7 vs. Rangers 6: 5/21 - Red another double. Closing out the game in the catch, to record the out. Sox played great baseball on Thursday to 3rd the A’s fans were treated to a defensive Angels vs. A’s: 5/26 - When the Angels win a thrilling game 7-6. Noah Moreno spectacle by Kyle Bautista. With the speed of play the A’s, it’s always a hard played game. did exceptionally well as the pitcher and at a wildcat, Bautista pounced on nearly every Tuesday’s game was no exception. Angels bat. He had a fine hit in the 1st bringing in Twins hit and demonstrated his superior arm had some great defensive plays in the second the first run. Michael Wiborn continued the with laser like throws to 1st and 3rd. inning with limiting the A’s to only three remarkable pitching. He also had a great hit White Sox vs. Yankees: 5/16 - It was batters at the plate thanks to Peter Montini in the 1st. Both Michael and Noah excelled the White Sox versus the Yankees in an epic and Joshua Anderson combining for the first on the field stopping very good hits and cross-neighborhood rivalry this week, and two outs of the inning and Ryan Stemplinger getting the runners out. Blake Bettencourt the White Sox brought their best game. The caught a fly ball to end the inning. In the third had an excellent hit in the bottom of the 6th one-two punch of Alex Zhang and Joey Herz inning Vincent Galli contributed by making to get a rally going for Red Sox. Benjamin enjoyed a sizzling series of infield catches two outs at second base. In the fourth inning Thompson did a great job of swinging the bat and throws that dominated the 2nd inning. Carter Pierce showed he is a tough baseball and of keeping the pitching in check. Kushaan It should be noted that Cody Vaeth’s hitting player by staying in the game after getting hit Bahl did a great job of staying with the ball has been solid all season, but he released by the ball in the face not once but twice and in the outfield and on 2nd base. two dazzling line drives this week that remained in the game. On the offensive side Red Sox 6 vs. A’s 3: 5/30 - Red Sox won were particularly impressive. Drew Steele, the Angles had a great third inning with all another exciting nail biter 6-3 on Saturday, a solid player for the Sox, also played at the players getting a base hit. The hitters, in order, 5/30/09 with a rally in the 6th inning. Tyler top of his game. were Joshua Anderson, Ryan Stemplinger, Carlson had two solid hits including a double Yankees vs. White Sox: 5/16 - A hearty Daniel Jorgensen, Vincent Galli, Akio Fujita, in the 6th which got in a run. Tyler also breakfast must have fueled the Yankees for Jacob Hvidt, Carter Pierce, Peter Montini, pitched well keeping the batters in check. a hard hitting game, as the Yankees came out Will Carlson and Tyler Lopez. In the fifth Brandon Kinsey kept up the pressure on the swinging. Trent Pozzi and Matthew Kenning inning Joshua Anderson cranked the ball out batsmen with tight pitching. Brandon also hit rockets into the outfield for doubles. Other into the outfield for a stand up double. had a hit in the 1st. Red Sox batting excelled key contributors included Mikey Balzarini, Angels vs. Indians: 5/30 - As the Angels with some grand hits by Lucas Babati (2nd Damien Kendrick, and Jaden Cardera. . play their next to final game of the season, and 5th), Blake Bettencourt (3rd) and Ryan Yankees vs. Red Sox: 5/30 - The Yankees there was one player that rose to the challenge Rudolph (2nd). Matthew Beltran stood up were shining in both offense and defense on to have a defensive MVP game. It started to the pressure with a crucial hit in the 6th. this day as each player showed great effort in the first inning with one out when there Paul Dondero wrapped up the game with and skill. Trent Pozzi was the big hitter of was a short pop fly that Peter Montini had fine pitching in the 6th and great stop to get the game. Birthday boy Cole Mattos also to make a diving catch to get the second out. the runner out on 1st base. excelled at bat and on the field. Johnny The third out was just as exciting when Peter Red Sox 14 vs. Indians 5: 6/4 - The Walder had some exceptional hitting, in again diving for the catch to end a great first Red Sox played a fine game and won 14-5 particular after switching to a different bat in inning. The second inning was just as good on Thursday 6/04/09. Salomon Nery did an the second inning.. Noah Lee had consistent for this young player when Peter scooped up outstanding job pitching in 2nd, striking hitting and also tagged a batter out at second. a few grounders and made excellent throws out all 3 batsmen. Kushaan Bahl, Benjamin But the highlight of the game and the season to first base to make the first and second outs Thompson, Matthew Beltran and Blake occurred when Skyler Molzahn came out of of the inning. Peter then jumped in the air Bettencourt made their debut as pitchers. nowhere to catch a pop fly. to catch a fly ball to get the third out of the Kushaan batted superbly with hits in 1st, 3rd A’s vs. White Sox: That raucous roar blar- inning. In the third inning and fourth inning (1 RBI) and 5th. Benjamin had a huge hit in ing from the sports park Saturday morning Peter, who must have been wearing a ball the 5th and Blake in the 4th, each bringing Photo - Doug Jorgensen was coming from the A’s fans at field four. magnet, moved to the short stop position in a run. Brandon Kinsey hit a remarkable The A’s were an RBI machine throughout but the ball found him. During those two double in the 4th to bring in a run in addition Runners and walkers took part in the 1st annual Hook and Ladder Run hosted by the Livermore- the entire game. Heavy hitter Riley Purnell innings he scooped up three balls and threw to hit in the 5th. Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation. It took place at Wente Vineyards last Sunday. The foundation started the bash fest with a lead off single out the player at first base, he also made a Red Sox 5 vs. White Sox 10: 6/6 – The Red Sox finished a great season on Saturday in the 1st inning. Speedy TJ Rocha beat the great line drive catch for an out. In the fifth supports injured and fallen firefighters, burn foundation and local charities in the Tri-Valley. The throw to 1st on his grounder and then easily and sixth inning Peter moved to first base 6/6/09 with an outstanding 16-3-1 record. Ryan Rudolph and Matthew Schulz made event included both a 5K and 10K course, along with a Kids' race. got to 2nd when Cameron Reed’s hit loaded the bases. Noah White destroyed the ball with where he made a couple more outs. What a great defensive game for Peter Montini. On their debut as pitchers. Matthew had a super his RBI line drive, and then big slugger Andre the offensive side, the Angels had a couple hit in the 2nd. Noah Moreno pitched with Doty sent the White Sox ducking for cover of great hitters to recognize. The best bat- precision and speed. He continued terrific U.S. Bocce Championships season during their last week of regular deal with their crowd-stopping singles. with a laser beam line drive. On defense TJ ting occurred in the second inning when batting with a double in 1st (2RBI) and a season play. Taking on the Giants at home On Sunday, the girls played flawless hit in the 3rd. Michael Wiborn pitched flaw- in Livermore Wednesday, the Cubs came out swinging, softball, shutting out all 3 of their opponents. Rocha captured a bucket full of White Sox grounders and then wowed the crowd when Daniel Jorgenson cranked the ball out into left field for a great hit. Shortly after that lessly in the 4th. He also had an excellent Campo di Bocce of Livermore will host with Raymond Blasquez, Carter Person, They opened against the Gilroy Chaos with he bare handed a bunt and whipped the ball to Joshua Anderson also ripped a long one out hit in the 1st. Lucas Babati had an awesome that the 2009 United States Bocce Cham- Kevin Wiest, Arnav Koul and Nick Palange a 9-0 victory. Again, Madison Kahwaty 1st. Kyle Bautista pounced on a hot grounder into the outfield for a stand up double. Later hit to the fence in the 1st bringing in 2 runs. pionships in Livermore, during the week driving out 5 huge back-to-back singles in amazed and astounded spectators with her and tagged the runner for an out and Short in the game Carter Pierce had a strong fast Paul Dondero stepped up to ball and hit it of June 23-28. The Nations best as well as the first inning, quickly delivering 3 runs impeccable pitching, striking out 6 of the Stop Cooper Smith snagged a hot grounder moving infield hit to get a single. During hard in the 3rd. He also made an amazing recreational players will be in attendance and for the team with no outs. Top of the 2nd, 7 she faced. Hayley Thompson followed, and threw to White at 3rd for the out. the game all Angels hit the ball well with catch in the 1st. competing for the top honor of being called Nick P and Luke Valentine each caught fly striking out 3 of the 7 she faced and, backed White Sox-v-Angels: 5/20 - A night not one player striking out. Minors AAA: White Sox 7 vs. Yankees the United States Bocce Champion in both balls and later, Devin Cox also hit a single up by incredible defense, kept the Chaos game against the Angels seemed the stuff of Angels vs. White Sox: 6/6 – It was the 8: 5/16 - Luke Hazen blasted an enormous the team and individual categories. for the team before the game was called due scoreless. Then, Lindsey “Lightning” Phil- magic as the White Sox played one of their final game of the 2009 Season and the Angels triple out to center field to rev up the There will be 5 tournaments occurring best games of the season. Ben Schwartz was came out to play offensively with great hits White Sox score followed shortly by Ryan to weather. Facing the D’backs on Saturday, ips, after being hit by pitch in the 1st inning, a double threat with great fielding as pitcher from big hitter Joshua Anderson, Jacob Hvidt, Westcott’s double. Jack Miller, Jake Simons, throughout the week: Scott Kienhofer pitched a shut out in the 1st dazzled the fans with an amazing triple. 1. Open play in the B division, which and a consistently strong hitting game. Kaleb Peter Montini, Tyler Lopez, Carter Pierce David Kozuch, and Andrew Cailteaux each inning and later, Carter hit a single. Scott Dispelling the theory that double means Branscomb added monster hits as well, but and Daniel Jorgenson. There was even a pulled their weight with great singles and typically consists of beginner to intermediate displayed more awesome pitching in the “2”, Sydney Mendoza, Hayley Thompson, his terrific knock-down at shortstop had the quick shot from Akio Fujita that Coach Pete excellent fielding, but ultimately time ran levels of play 2nd and Luke delighted Cubs fans with a Morgan Waugh, Madison Kahwaty, and crowd on its feet. Grant Hoffmann hit two who was next to the pitching machine had out for the White Sox who missed a win 2. Open play in the A division, which huge double play at 1st. Later in the inning, Alyssa Silva, double-trouble herself, all doubles and a single, while still performing to quickly jump out of the way to avoid the by a hairline. typically consists of players of intermediate Devin drove in an RBI for the team. Luke blasted doubles to the outfield. Courtney strongly infield. The White Sox had a remark- sharp hit. Even for an 8:30 AM game did the A's vs. Red Sox: 5/30 - The A's ended to advanced levels of play and Kevin teamed up to tag a runner out at Hayes rounded out the hitting streak, going able game with the whole team contributing defense show that they too came out to play their season on a high note with a win. This 3. Under 21 Singles Punto, Raffa, Volo 1st in the top of the 3rd, and Raymond’s 2 for 2 with 2 singles. their best work. ball. Peter provided several throws to 3rd has been an incredible season of sportsman- championship SGL drove in an RBI later in the inning. Next, the girls faced Santa Cruz Moun- Farm A: A’s vs. White Sox: After a slow baseman Will Carlson to keep the runners ship, growth and more fun than you can 4. Women’s Singles Punto, Raffa, Volo Nick Narciso pitched a solid 4th inning and tain Dream. Offense and defense combined start at bat in the 1st inning the A's came from advancing. Peter continued to prove his squeeze into one season. The boys have all championship Raymond caught a fly ball at shortstop and beautifully to pull off a 9-0 victory. Kamy alive on defense. Miles Molnar snagged a diversity by catching a turn twisting catch had a great time together with each expe- 5. Men’s Singles Punto, Raffa Volo ran down the base runner at 3rd for a dramatic Farro took the mound first for Smoke, strik- hot grounder and threw the runner out at in the 4th inning that all the fans watching riencing new successes in their game. The championship Punto, Raffa Volo is the double play. Later, Luke’s huge DBL deliv- ing out 2 of the 4 batters she faced. She was first. Nate Samuli added another out with were in awe to see such a spectacular catch. Athletics team consists of Andrew Bonilla, international version of the traditional style an excellent catch and throw to first. Carter Vincent Galli contributed several outs as Blake Staniford, Joe Geasa, Dylan Pottgieser, ered another RBI for the team. Kevin took followed by Sierra Marshall and Sydney Smith closed out the inning by knocking 2nd baseman as well as attempting this Will Leininger, Josh Depolo, Anthony Stiriti, of bocce people are most familiar of. The the mound top of the 5th and quickly made Mendoza, each striking out 2 of the three winner(s) of all 3 Punto, Raffa, Volo divisions down a line drive and a quick toss to Elijah tremendous fly ball that just bounced out of Justin Reedy, Nicholas Barnett, Will Muat, work of the D’backs lineup. Throughout the they saw. Offensively, the bats came alive Blockmon at third forced the last out of the his mitt for the attempted final out in the 6th Bailey McMullen and Marcus Toombs. will represent the United States of America game, Nick N fired several strong accurate as everyone contributed at the plate. Brianna inning. The A's batters started to wake up in inning. Ryan Stemplinger played several key Awesome season boys you should be proud at the World Bocce Championships later this throws from catcher to bases in pursuit of Winger got the fans on their feet with her the second with Brendon Beliso smashing a positions that prevented the Sox team from of yourselves. Leading the team this season year. The site of the World Championship is stealing base runners. Top Offensive Players: single, Kamy Farro and Courtney Hayes base hit up the middle and Dylan McLaughlin scoring by catching a great fly ball near 2nd to incredible victories was Manager Tom yet to be determined. Luke Valentine, Raymond Blasquez, Carter each had a double, and Madison Kahwaty added another hit with a deep fly to right base as well as running towards 2nd to get the Reedy, Coach Marcus Staniford and Coach This year will be the third National Person; Top Defensive Players: Nick Narciso, had an amazing triple, but the highlight of field, but the White Sox defense held the A's runner out however it was the combination Patrick Pottgieser. Championship Campo di Bocce as a company Scott Kienhofer, Kevin Wiest the game was Brianna Wheelock’s blast scoreless. On defense in their half of the 2nd of Tyler and Ryan that made the final out of Majors: Yankees 13 vs. Indians 10: 5/12 has hosted this prestigious event. to left field for a home run, leaving fans the A's Alex Lennox showed superb glove a fantastic season. - The Yankees played a good solid game Campo di Bocce is working in collabora- gasping for air. skill with a catch and throw to 3rd for a force Minors AA: Red Sox 8 vs. White Sox 9: against the Indians. Michael Parisi popped tion with the Livermore community along with the Livermore Downtown Association, Livermore Smoke Smoke finished the day with a game against the Redwood City Wicked, shutting out. Brendon Beliso closed the inning with a talented snag of a hot grounder and throw 5/12 - Red Sox had another great game on Tuesday. Noah Moreno did an outstanding a double and brought in two RBIs to start up the Yankee scoring, and Cameron Clarke The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Asso- Over the weekend, the Livermore Smoke to 1st for the force out. In the 3rd, behind job pitching and fielding the ball. He had a floored the fans with his triple and 3 RBI U8 Girls’ Tournament Team traveled to San them out 10-0. Madison Kahwaty showed her ciation and the City of Livermore itself on opponents what “wicked” really means, strik- by several runs, the coaches motivated the hit in the 3rd and a splendid double in the 5th hit in the fifth inning. Nick Lemmon and the tournament. Jose where they dominated in the aptly- team and the A's responded with a 5 run which brought in 2 runs. Michael Wiborn kept Justin Goodman also added to the Yankee named “Slamboree” Tournament. The girls ing out 5 of the 6 batters she faced with her inning. Miles Molnar ignited the crowd up the fine pitching followed by terrific bat- The Public is highly encouraged to come wicked-fast pitches appearing as mere blurs offensive and ultimate victory with their and watch as well as participate. There are no played in 6 flawless games, out-scoring their with a scorching lead off single, then Elijah ting. He also had two hits including a double fantastic doubles. competition 44-6. across the plate. Everyone contributed at the Blockmon amazed the team and the crowd in the 2nd which got in 2 runs. Kushaan Bahl qualifying stipulations, therefore everyone plate as Smoke continued to hit consistently with stunning smash to center field for a exhibited excellent skills in stopping the ball and anyone who loves Bocce is welcome On Saturday, the girls opened up against to participate. the Los Gatos Magic with a 6-1 victory. well. Kamy Farro and Jenna LaVerne were step-in-step as each blasted a double and double. Tyler Sensiba drove in the first run of the inning to with a blazing grounder up on the field and as the catcher. Red Sox 6 vs. A’s 4: 5/15 - Red Sox Livermore American LL For details go to www.campodibocce. Madison Kahwaty pitched a perfect 2 innings, Livermore American Little League striking out 5 of 6 batters. Hayley Thompson then a single. Fans had to have a double-take the middle. The A's line up became a RBI played a solid game and showed the depth highlights: com as Brianna Wheelock and Brianna Winger batting machine with Nathan Samuli and of their pitching skills with a 6-4 win on continued the streak, striking out 5 of the 8 A Division: Mets vs. Rays: The Mets and girls she saw. Then the dynamic duo took hit back-to-back singles in the 3rd, but the Carter Smith launching fly balls to the out- Friday. Salomon Nery illustrated his batting Rays ended their season on Saturday, May 30 highlight of the game was most definitely the field, and then Ethan Mancuso and Brendon dexterity with a 3 RBI double in the 1st. He with a fantastic, high-scoring game played to the plate, both going 2 for 2, Madison Pleasanton National LL Kahwaty with a 3-run homer on one of 2-run homer by Madison Kahwaty. Beliso burned the turf with hot grounders and scored the final runs of the inning. Denied continued playing well on the field, stopping two good hits and getting the runners out. by both teams. The Rays won the game with Pleasanton National Little League those plate appearances. Supporting them any runs in the 4th the A's fought back with Lucas Babati had an awesome hit followed Arnav Patel making multiple RBIs. Also results: were Sierra Marshall with 2 singles, 1 RBI, leading the offense was Tyler Griffeath with Majors: Cardinals 4, Cubs 11: The end Sydney Mendoza, Kamy Farro, and Lindsey Pleasanton American LL a three and out. Left handed catcher Carter Smith recorded two outs scrambling after by great running by him around all the bases to complete the run. He also helped the team a double and a huge game-changing triple of the first inning found the Cubs up 4-1 Philips with a single each, and Alyssa Silva Pleasanton American Little League high- foul balls. Third baseman John Garcia made with some steady pitching. Matthew Beltran from James Wilcox. For the Mets, Colby over the Cardinals. Ryan Sweeney, Bryce with a double. lights (May and June games included): a phenomenal play grabbing a screaming kept up his focus on the ball to stop a good Newton started the game off in the first in- Hahn, RJ Perkins (with an RBI), and Zach Farm B: A’s vs. Twins: 5/16 - The grounder and rifling a frozen rope to Smith hit and get the runner out on 1st. ning with a double later coming in to score. Next, the team faced the West Valley He later hit another double in the 6th inning Cavros all had base hits. Connor Monson Slammers. In a closely matched game, the temperature was over 100 degrees on field at home for the final out of the inning. In Red Sox 4 vs. Angels 3: 5/16 - Red Sox (with a single RBI) and Joey Repac (with a four Saturday, but the Farm B A’s pushed the 5th inning the A's matched their tally played another exciting 6 innings game on for a late-game rally. On defense, fielded a girls kept their fans on the edges of their the thermometer even higher with their hot grounder at first and beat the runner to the double RBI) followed up with doubles. Zach seats as they tied the Slammers, 1-1. Madison from the 3rd with another 5 runs. Notable Saturday, and won 4-3. Tyler Carlson had bag for the out. Newton continued to make Cavros was on the mound for most of the bats in a three inning battle with the Twins. efforts in the inning came from Tyler Sensiba three solid hits including a double in the 5th. Kahwaty continued in her winning ways, In the field to start the 1st the highlight was outs at first for the defense throughout the game, doing an amazing job of striking out striking out 6 of the 7 girls she faced. Then delivering a lead off shot up the middle and He was excellent on the field with a crucial provided by TJ Rocha when he pounced on 6 Cardinals. No runs were added for either Alyssa Silva took to the plate, dazzling a hot grounder and turned the throw to 3rd team in the second inning; however, Ryan the fans with her signature double. Sierra for a force out.. The offense in the 1st inning Sweeney made a perfect out at third, field- Marshall brought Alyssa home with a single was ignited by Cameron Reed with a shot ing the ball and making the tag. The Cubs and Madison followed with a single, but between 1st and 2nd. The Twins outfield was added three more runs in the third on a walk that would be the only run the girls would no match for the speedy Reed who stretched by Connor Monson and base hits by Joey score. The Slammers grabbed their bats and the hit into a double. Andre Doty showed off Repac, JP Johnson, Peter Balas, and a double with 2 outs on them, snuck a run in. The his muscles with a double of his own, and by Jeffrey Klei. In the top of the fourth, RJ game, ended early for time, would remain Zack Moresco drove in a run with a stretch Perkins, Garrett Wrenn, Jocob Felix, Ryan deadlocked at 1 apiece. your neck, towering fly ball. Several other Sweeney, and Bryce Hahn all had base hits. Then the girls took on the Almaden A’s sluggers contributed hits in the inning: Connor Monson had a double, and Joey Lightning. In a battle of the bats, the girls were Noah White, Daniel Zhai, Sean Choi, Griffin Repac an Mitchell Walsh had walks. All this Bean, and Kyle Bautista each batted in a run. able to pull out a 9-5 victory. Kamy Farro, On defense in the 2nd inning, Noah White activity added another four runs to the tally Madison Kahwaty, Alyssa Silva, and Sierra for the Cubs bringing the total to 11. At the brought the cheering crowd to its feet with an Marshall all were perfect at the plate, going 2 incredible catch and throw to 1st for the out. bottom of the fourth after two quick strike for 2, Sierra with an amazing triple. Morgan Kyle Bautista showed his defensive power outs by Zach Cavros, RJ Perkins performed Waugh got a piece of the action, blasting a with two throws to 2nd base. Despite the clear a leaping backhanded grab for a third out. double to the outfield and scoring 2. Brianna sky we heard thunder in the 2nd inning when Jeffrey Klei came in to pitch finishing out Wheelock and Jennah LaVerne sealed the Jude Magaan blasted a monster drive to left the game for the Cubs. AAA Division: Orioles 11, Rockies 9: The Rockies and Orioles came to play battling for a key position in the playoffs. The Rocks started off the hit parade by putting 4 runs up in the first two innings. Jack Sanderson and Greg Arnold provided the power for the Rockies with the combined results of 3-for-3, plus 3 walks, 4 RBIs, and 7 SBs! Trevor Holt contributed a line-drive double that kicked up chalk on the right field foul line, and Duncan McCarthy continued his consistent ways reaching base at every opportunity. The Orioles would not give up and fought back to an eventual 11-9 victory despite the Rockies pulling off their "play-of-the-year"; a rare 8-6-2 double play executed flawlessly by Noah Thomas, Ben Carter, and Seth Borg. Greg Arnold of the Rockies swung for the fences in the last inning to try to send the game into extra innings, but came up short managing an impressive double with 2 RBIs. The Orioles managed to hold off the Rockies. Top Offensive Players: Jack Sanderson, Greg Arnold, Trevor Holt; Top Defensive Players: Ben Carter, Seth Borg, Noah Thomas Tickets 4, Nationals 19: The Nationals, this season have had their struggles, but for the last three games, they made great strides forward. Pitching, fielding and batting im- proved noticeably, but this last game against the Tigers saw a team that had come together to make plays that thrilled the coaches and crowds. In the first inning, the Tiger’s at bat was very short-lived. AJ Warford caught the only hit and beat the runner to first, and then pitcher Joseph Richardson struck out the next two. Richardson would continue the strike-outs, racking up three more in the next two innings. Bobby Fjerstad, Jose Garcia and Connor Isozaki held the Tigers to a low score with their good pitching throughout the rest of the game. The shining moment of the defense was in the 5th inning, when Justin Lavell caught a pop-up, threw to AJ Warford at first for a double play. Offensively, the National’s Griffin Dees made the only score in the first inning when he was walked by the pitcher, but kept alert for the next few plays and managed to steal home. Other players to have base hits in the game were Eric Sheilds, Ryan Wilson, Justin Lavell, Bobby Fjerstad, Jose Garcia, and Aaron Wong. Ryan Shields had an exciting double in the 6th inning. The team was bolstered by solid support from Eiad Nasser and William Brendel. AA Division: Cubs 7, D-backs 5: The Cubs showed off excellent pitching, hitting and defensive skills they sharpened this The Independent, JUNE 11, 2009 - PAGE 7 game. Lucas Gordon also got a great hit in the first inning and also in the bottom of the of the game driving in the A’s third run and #1 Tyler Hattori, #3 Jesse Watson (Defense) 6th for an RBI. On defense, Gordon made putting them up for good with a big double #4 David Meyer, #5 Franco Moufarrej, #11 a great catch at the mound with a throw to in the 5th inning. Nick Merrill continues to Cameron Stephenson. White Sox (Offense) first to end the inning. Also on offense, Ryan impress at the plate going 3-4, Brother Dhru Peyton Stultz, Alec Faith, Pascale Badders Grace had a strong day with the bat going two also did a great job in a limited role on this (Defense) Aidan Ackerman, J. T. Kelly, for three to help lead the offense. day driving in a run with a single in the 3rd. Matthew Kronmal. Red Sox 18, Phillies 13: Outstanding ball This was a good win for the A’s and a great Phillies (Offense) Jacob Kilbane, was played by the Red Sox to win the first way to bounce back after their first loss of Jensen Roldan, Gregory Short (Defense) game in the playoff series. Wes Edwards was the season on Saturday. Blake Stokes, A. J. Morais. White Sox unstoppable at both offense and defense with (Offense) Nick Hill, Taylor Pine, Nicholas Puso. (Defense) Peyton Stultz, Alec Faith, 3 hits, 2 RBIs, an unassisted double play in the 3rd and a quick reaction tag out in the Livermore National LL Brandon Yocham. 5th. Jake Engemann played a fantastic game Livermore National Little League Angels (offense), Ryan Van Bladel, with 3 hits for the night including a power- highlights: Drake Small, Jennifer Edwards-Estrada, ful double in the 4th. Also showing superb A Division: In the final game of the (defense) Austin Lee, Daniel Bobosky, Max skill and power were Luke Sorenson, Carson season, the fans turned out to watch one last Weasner, Yankees (offense) Max Higgins, Neu, Nick Hermann, and Joseph Fields - all Battle-of-the-Bay as the Single AA’s took on Colton Trudeau, Ben Wiesner, (defense) getting hits in every at bat. Tyler Naumann the Orange Giants. Setting the pace for the Dominic Shepherd, Colton Trudeau, Ryan played great defense with an awesome catch A’s, Dylan Silva started off the inning with Stear. of a line drive down the third-base line. a blast to the warning track, scoring 2 runs. T-Ball - Rays (Offense) Logan Wright, The Phillies played a competitive game, JD Cerruti, Christopher Meinecke (Defense) He was followed by Blake Texeira and Jonas Dylan Corker, Jackson Newkirk, Zach closing in on the Red Sox lead in the 5th. Lindquist who brought a little “fire power” Zack Burke had 2 doubles for the night and Van Huis of their own as they smashed the ball to the Giants (Offense) Connor Waklee, Gavin Napier made a great double play. But outfield. The Giants answered back with a it wasn’t enough to stop the Red Sox, who Hayden Williams, Noah Thompson (De- now lead the series 1-0. line drive by Caden Emry and Jacob Peterson, fense) Kieran Campbell, Sam Carbonaro, Red Sox 7, Phillies 7: It was all about each bringing in a run for the Giants. Joshua Aden Clements: Phillies (Offense) Ryan defense in the second game of the playoff White also contributed at the plate and had Hutchinson, Ryan Macintire, Augustine series between the Red Sox and the Phillies. a diving catch for the Giants. Mascari (Defense) Danny Knight, Colin The Red Sox held a one-run lead early in the Giants Vs Rockies: This was a great game McConnell, Seth Mills game. The Red Sox defense was incred- for both teams. Awesome effort. Padres (Offense) Jake Fields, Garett ibly strong, led by Evan Capurro and Jake Majors: Diamondbacks 10, Giants 2: Robb, Nicholas Hall (Defense) Garrett Engemann who both made awesome catches The Diamondbacks continued their hitting Riddiough, Chase Kerezsi, Josh Bailey. Phil- of well hit line drives, and by Mike Bryson ways with a 10-2 victory Wednesday night lies (Offense) Cale Salinas, Erin Schrader, who repeatedly made perfect plays at first over the Giants. The game was tied at 1 until Neil Shah (Defense) Skyler Steele, Ryan base. In the 5th inning, Jack Volponi hit a Hutchinson, RJ Little. the third inning when the D-backs exploded Junior 90s Gold: Granada 14, Pleasanton powerful lead-off single and another skillful with 6 hits, scoring 5 in the inning. Timmy hit by Joey Campos put the runner in scoring National 4: In the first game of a doubleheader Harris, Shane Silva, Jay Telles were all 2-3 day, Granada Junior 90’s Gold Team defeated position. Wes Edwards followed up with a for the Dbacks as was Billy Henderson, who terrific hit that scored the run. The Phillies Pleasanton National 14 to 4. Granada’s of- also hit a blast over the fence, scoring 3 in fense came out of the gates quickly, posting then came roaring back in the bottom of the 5th, scoring the go-ahead run. But the Red the fifth inning. For the Giants, DB Vidal 5 runs in the first inning. Rio Castillo started The Livermore U13 Girls Storm team won the championship for their age bracket at the NCJLA Sox continued to battle with an awesome was 3-3 with a ground rule double. Diamondbacks 6, Dodgers 2: The Dia- things off with a leadoff walk. Kyle Campiotti then singled, followed by an RBI double by playoff. The won four hard fought battles in the extreme heat. In the championship game, the double by Logan Church in the 6th, followed by a phenomenal hit from Logan Kavanagh mondbacks finished the season with a 6-2 Robbie McLeod, a two RBI double from Matt girls out lasted the previously undefeated San Carlos Firehawks after a thrilling overtime and victory over the Dodgers. Tylor Silva took Richards and capping off the inning with a which scored the tying run. At the end of 6, it was all tied up. Game 2 will continue where the hill and set the pace of the game going 5 two RBI double from Nate Preece. Granada shoot out to decide the Gold Medal Winner. Team members are Sophia Brown, Ryan Murphy, it left off on Saturday morning. innings, striking out 11 and allowing 2 hits stayed hot in the 2nd inning by scoring two more runs with Castillo scoring by way of Jordyn Brauer, Sadie Grozier, Amanda Stapp, Madeline Aston, Samantha LaBella, Jackie Gilbert, Championship game: Red Sox v. Phillies: and a walk. Offensively Jay Telles, Billy In a continuation of Game 2 played Thurs- Henderson, and Conner Spalding each had an Alex Davis single and Davis scoring on a Hannahh McGillvray, Sabrina Donlan, Alison Racer, Emily Aston, Celine McConnell, Megan Mac Morgan single. Not content with a 7-3 day night, the Phillies excelled to beat the Red Sox in inning 7. A third playoff game 2 hits for the Diamondbacks. For the Dodg- lead, Granada continued the onslaught into Patterson, Lexi Ewanich, Nicole Moran, Annelise Dutcher, Makenna Steele, Annalise Stevenson, ers, Jordan Dowd had a double and a “web was necessary to decide who would be the gem” in the field at second base, and Barry the 4th inning. With bases loaded and two outs, Granada’s Ryan Flayler came through Sophie Hudson, Lauren Sandy, Belinda Westbrook, and Allison Nickel. Coaches are Richard champions. In the 3rd game, there was great hitting by Red Sox players Joseph Fields, Goldman had a scorching double in the with a two RBI single and Trevor Bondoc Murphy, Mike Steele, Bill Aston and Rusty Stapp. Mike Bryson, and Logan Church, all going fifth to drive in the 2 runs for the Dodgers. knocked in two with a deep double. Granada 3 for 3. Mike Bryson and Joseph Fields also With this win, the Diamondbacks sealed up finished off Pleasanton in the sixth with a run showed superior defense with great catches 2nd place for the season and they head into scoring hit from Morgan, a bases loaded walk and awesome infield plays to get key outs. the playoffs. to Castillo and a single from Campiotti. Top an extremely hard fought, physical game. The Positas Golf Course in Livermore from 11 T-Ball: A's finished off a great season Hitters: Matt Richards 2 for 2, 1-2B, 3 runs experience level. For those just interested But the Phillies out played the Red Sox and Crew defeated the Rocklin Soccer Academy a.m. to 8 p.m. in cheer classes there are stunting and basic it was their day. The final score of the 3rd with a game against the Padres. The teams scored, 1 walk, 1 hit by pitch, 2 rbi’s; Nate Preece 2 for 2, 1-2B, 2 rbi’s; Alex Davis 2 Strikers, beating them 2-1. During the match, Granada High’s football program is cur- cheer classes on Monday’s 6:00-7:00. Tum- game was 12 to 8 with the Phillies taking first progress was evident. A special thanks to both teams had several opportunities to score, rently 200 players strong. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, place and the Red Sox in second place. Coach Jeff Latkowski and assistant coaches for 4, 3 runs scored, 1 rbi; Ryan Flayler 1 for bling classes are also offered as is gym rental 2, 1 run scored, 2 rbi’s; Kyle Campiotti 2 for with Rocklin striking first, leading 1-0 at the & 3rd place, as well as longest drive & closest for middle school or high schools. (Must call AA Division Playoffs: Cubs 7, Indians Francois Lortie, Tony Montalvo, Christian half. After the break, a re-energized Crew to the pin. Raffle prizes will be awarded at 5: Cubs highlights: Jordan Esling hit a 2 Borges, and Curtis Nagengast. Great job 4, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 rbi; Rio Castillo to pre-register for classes) or visit the gym RBI Home Run bringing home DeAndre 1 for 2, 2 runs scored, 3 walks, 1 rbi; Rob team returned to the field, dominating the the dinner. Fee is $115 per golfer, includes for a free practice on Tuesday or Thursday A's! A's players: Aidan Montalvo, An- McLeod 1 for 4, 1-2B, 1 run scored, 1 rbi; second half of play. 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Indi- pitch, 2 rbi’s; Damion Gan 2 for 2, 2 runs ball flying past the opposing goalie into the ner at 6 p.m. Go to www.granadafootball. nceallstars.com ans highlights: Jared Tavares hit 2 singles and Evans, Nathan Nagengast, Quinn Johnson, scored; Top Pitchers: Rob McLeod (5 in- net. The second Crew goal was scored by com/articles/announcements.htm to down- scored two runs; Sean Constable connected and Xavier Lortie. nings, 4 runs, 2 hits, 5 walks, 4 strikeouts), Adaurie Dyack. As a crowd of girls from load form. for two singles, scored a run and stole a base; Alex Forgatsch hit 2 RBI singles. AA Division: Saturday the Padres faced the Dodgers with the Padres gaining a close Ryan Flayler (1 inning, 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts) both teams fought for control in front of the Tri for Fun Striker’s net, Adaurie was able to get her foot On Saturday, June 20, a field of close to Cubs 2, Indians 3: Highlights Cubs: Jordan Esling hit a double and a singe and victory over a long battled game. Both teams gave great effort with a close or tied score Granada 9, Pleasanton National 1: In game two, Granada completed the sweep by on the ball, and with a quick strike, kicked Spirit Run 1,000 first-timer, few-timer, and many-timer beating Pleasanton National 9 to 1. Granada it into the goal for the Crew’s second point. Registration is now open for the Rotary triathletes will be on hand to kick off On scored two runs; Ryan Excover slapped throughout most of the game. The Padres Every girl on the team played their best, Club of Pleasanton’s 16th annual Spirit two RBI singles to bring home Eslilg for team has gained marvelous skill in batting once again came out of the gates quickly Your Mark Events’ 22nd annual Tri-For- with a leadoff single by Rio Castillo. He preventing the Strikers from scoring during Run in downtown Pleasanton on Sunday. Fun Triathlon Series, at Shadow Cliffs Park the Cubs' two runs; Hunter Burke pitched and fielding to hold them in the 3rd place the second half of the game. three solid innings, and turned in a solid quickly stole second base and scored on June 21. in Pleasanton, CA, On Your Mark Event’s position for the up coming play-offs. Pitcher, a Rob McLeod single. In the 2nd inning, The Father’s Day tradition annually effort in field play with four outs. Indians Nate Gooby and Addison Westbrook held the Tri-For-Fun Triathlon Series. highlights: Jared Tavares singled for two Granada scored two more with Ryan Flayler draws more than 1,200 runners to partici- Utilizing the lake and rolling hills of RBIs; Drew Arruda hit two singles; and team in a strong defensive position. Conner Burke had an outstanding play at 2nd base and Nate Preece crossing the plate with Foothill Little League pate in either a 10K or 5K run as well as Shadow Cliff Park and the flat paved roads Branden Trevethen singled. another McLeod hit, this time a double. Foothill Little League highlights: a kid’s race. running through Pleasanton and Livermore, position making a difficult out at 1st. The Granada having one of their best offensive Majors: A's 7, Angels 11" The Pleasanton The 10K run will start at 8 a.m. on Main Cubs 5, Indians 4: Cubs won the champi- Dodgers gained the lead with 2 runs a head. the Tri-For-Fun features a course distance onship with solid efforts from Austin Brown, weekends of the season continued putting Foothill Little League Major Angels defeated Street followed by the 5K run at 8:30. The of 400-yard Swim (warm, clean lake); DeAndre Hawkins and DeVonte Hawkins. In the 6th inning, Johnny Tyree of the Padres up runs by posting 3 runs in the 5th inning the A’s 11 – 7. With this victory the Angels courses wind through Pleasanton neighbor- made the hit of the game - a triple, bringing with Mac Morgan, Alex Davis and Matt 11-mile bike (loop course, flat streets); DeAndre scored the winning run. Indians clinched first place for the season. This hoods, the Alameda County Fairgrounds and 3.1-mile run (rolling fire trail). The course were led by Nick Boulllerce, Richard Crago in 2 RBIs for the Padres to take the lead and Richards scoring runs from an RBI sacrifice fly from Robbie McLeod and David Russell game was a continuation of a game back on trails along the scenic Arroyo del Valle. is perfect for the newcomer as well as the and Brenden Trevethen win the game. on Mar 31 that ended after 8 innings tied at Proceeds go to support the Rotary Club knocking in two. Granada capped off the seasoned triathlete. Along with the shorter AAA Division: Athletics 8, Mariners 7: 7-7. When the game was resumed on June of Pleasanton’s scholarship program. In the (than usual tri distance) course and the safe, day with 3 more in the 6th inning. Top Hit- This was an intense game because the winner got a ticket to go to the playoffs. The crowd Granada Little League ters: Alex Davis 4 for 4, 1 run scored, 1 rbi; 4, the Angels broke out for 4 runs in the top last ten years, more than $280,000 has been friendly, and non-competitive atmosphere, was on the edge of their seat the entire game. Granada Little League highlights: Rob McLeod 2 for 3, 1-2B, 1 run scored, 1 of the ninth inning led by Kyle Lawrence’s raised for scholarships that are awarded the Tri-For-Fun makes an excellent event for The Mariners scored 3 runs in the first inning Minor AAA - A's 11, Rays 1 (Champion- walk, 1 SAC fly, 4 rbi’s; Mac Morgan 2 for and Jordan Ott’s doubles. Carl Mubarak, after an application and interview process the numerous first-time triathletes. Though but by the bottom of the 2nd inning the A’s ship Game). Top Hitters A's - Adam Padilla 3, 1-2B, 2 runs scored; Kyle Campiotti 1 for Collin Blaney, Luther Little, Joshua Ott and to deserving Pleasanton graduates who need the three Tri-For-Fun triathlons are not scored 7 runs on the Mariners. Kyle Archer - 1B, 2B, 2 RBI's, 1 run scored; Tanner Wright 2, 1 hit by pitch, 1 rbi; Rio Castillo 1 for 3, Matt Weir also had singles in the inning. financial help to attend college. competitive with awards (remember, it’s of the A’s smashed a ball down the first base - 1B, 2B, 2 RBI's, 1 run scored; Christopher 1 runs scored. Top Pitchers: Alex Davis (6 Stephen Chipman pitched a scoreless ninth In 2008, 24 students from the four Pleas- for fun), there is a digital timing clock so line for a triple with 3 RBI’s. Kyle stole French - 2B; Wes Katz - (2)1B, 2B, 2 RBI's, innings, 1 run, 4 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts), inning striking out two A’s batters to seal anton high schools received scholarships. each participant can check on his/her time home on the next play. Darian Look from 2 runs scored; Blake Lesky - (2)1B, 1 RBI, Matt Richards (1 inning, 0 runs) the victory. Top Offensive Players: Kyle To register, please go online to www. personal achievement. the Mariners pitched 3 great innings holding 1 run scored. Rays - Connor Swadener - 2B, Lawrence, Jordan Ott and Carl Mubarak; spiritrun.com. For information about the After the novice athletes master the the A’s to 7 and the Mariners answered back 1 RBI, Noah Stewart - 1B. Top Pitchers A's Top Defensive Players: Stephen Chipman, Rotary Club of Pleasanton, please see www. first three Tri-For-Funs, they can meet the with 5 runs. Mariner led the A’s on the top of - Blake Lesky, Wes Katz, Trey Cortez; Rays - Jason Frost and Dominic Bricker. The A's Youth Soccer Jordan Ott and Kyle Lawrence. pleasantonrotary.org. challenge of the final event – the Tri-For 6th inning 8 to 7. Kyle Archer of the A’s was The Livermore Elite Fury U-13 girls Real. The final event of the series is held key fielding a ball in center field and throwing won the AAA Championship with great completed its spring league season with pitching, great hits and great defensive plays at the same location, but the distances have it all the way to the catcher to prevent the Mariners from scoring. Pitcher, Justin Hill by Zac Heinz and Lucas Anninos. two wins and a tie. Against the Alliance Bocce Standings Baseball Summer Camp been increased to 700-yard swim, 20-mile A's 11, Padres 6. (Playoffs ) Top Hitters Diamonds, the Fury started strongly with Spring League action at Campo di Bocce Livermore High Varsity Baseball Coach bike, and 4-mile run. The Tri-For-Real is of the Mariners was in the midst of closing good offensive runs from Jenna Hatch and out the A’s offense in the bottom of the 6th, A's - Blake Lesky - (2)1B, HR, 4 RBI's, 1 run of Livermore is starting to come to an end. David Perotti is hosting two summer camps also professionally timed, giving our of- when the Athletics came off strong. Boney scored; Lucas Anninos - 1B, 2 RBI's; Adam Elise Falgout. Madyson Souza and Kylie Tuesday night PRV (Punto, Raffa, Volo on June 22-26. Each camper will receive ficial results. Noreiga had a good day at the plate with a Padilla - 1B, 2 RBI's; Tanner Wright - 1B, Diaz had a couple of shot attempts and Ryley style), the more advanced bocce players individual instruction from coaches and The 2009 On Your Mark Tri-For-Fun walk and a single. Boney was stealing 3rd 1 RBI. Padres - Michael Stein - 1B, 2B, 1 Landreth led the defense to stop the Alli- fields teams that have years of experience Livermore High players, a snack each day and Series dates are June 20, July 18, and Au- base when the Mariners over threw the ball RBI, 2 runs scored; Eric Martin - 2B, 2 runs ance attack. In the 19th minute, Livermore under their belts. The league has completed a camp shirt. The 5-12 year old camp costs gust 15. The Tri-For-Real will be held on allowing Boney to steal home and tie the scored; Gregory Moreland - (2)1B, 1 RBI. scored when Diaz fired a shot that deflected their spring season and the final standings $150 and runs from 9:00-12:00 everyday. If September 20. All races will start at 7:00 game. The star of the game was Gabe Rudy Top Pitchers A's - Blake Lesky, Wes Katz, off the keeper and Morgan Brandt followed are as follows: you sign up before June 15th (post marked), a.m., at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, 2500 with an out to advance runner for an RBI. Trey Cortez; Padres - Gregory Moreland and up the loose ball and placed a shot into the Napoli came in first place, 17 and 1; Point pay only $110. The 13-18 year old camp Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton. There is a 1,000- His final at bat was at the bottom of the 6th Sam Gausch. It was a close game until Blake goal for a 1-0 lead. The Alliance opened the & Shoot in second place, 12 and 6; Son of a costs $100 and is from 12:30-2:30 on June participant maximum for each triathlon. As inning, there were 2 outs and he had 2 strikes, Lesky, who's bat was on fire, hit a HR to second half with a lot of pressure but Fury Bocce in third place, 10 and 8 with 168 points 24-26. This camp is only $75 if postmarked break the 6-6 tie to go ahead 8-6, the inning always, all four triathlons will sell out. he continued to fowl off several balls and then keeper Tayler Lennier stopped several shots, scored; Azzurri on fourth place, 10 and 8 by June 15th. For more info to sign up please Entry fee for the three Tri-For-Funs powered up to hit a beautiful ball down the finished off with a walk by Wes Katz, a 1B including a punch save in the 53rd minute. by Tanner Wright and a 1B by Adam Padilla with 163 points scored; Gung Ho II 10 and contact David Perotti at (925) 586-2811 or is $55.00 in advance, and $65.00 day of. first base line allowing Joseph and Stephen Beth McCall played strongly in the middle to 8 with 163 points scored and 143 against; firstname.lastname@example.org or check website www. Participants will receive a commemorative to score and seal the win! to further the gap and win 11-6. Minor AA - Rays 15, Padres 0. (First deny the Diamonds momentum and Brandt's Montoni, 10 and 8; Left Coast Bocce Club, eteamz.com/lvb T-shirt, refreshments, snacks, and entry into Majors: Giants 2, Red Sox 1: At the tenacious defense denied the Diamonds end of the regular season the Giants and play-off game of the season). Top hitters 9 and 9; XXX, 8 and 10; DeBocceRi, 3 and the always exciting raffle (must be present the Red Sox were in a deadlocked for 3rd for Rays - Sean Croghan (2B), Connor attack late in the game. The Fury held on 15 and Bocce Bangers 1 and 17. to win). ($65.00 advance, and $75.00 day place, requiring a playoff Friday night, and Sweeney (1B, 1B), Colton Casey 2B, Nolan for the win and its first victory against the Wednesday is the newest bocce league, Cheerleading of for the Tri-For-Real, which also includes what a great game it was! Both teams were McCormick (1B, 2B), Nick Swanson (1B) Alliance in five tries. the Winery league . They have 8 teams Sign ups are underway for the Nor Cal trophies and medals.) so evenly matched, that it came down to and Grant Blockley (1B ) Defense for the Livermore played an excellent game competing and the final standings are as Elite All-Stars, a competitive cheer team. Check-in and registration will begin the bottom of the 7th inning to determine Rays - Outstanding defense by Seth Street against the Sacramento Extreme. The Fury follows: The program is open to ages 5-18 with any at 5:00 a.m., with the first wave hitting the the winner. Sean Stavert, who pitched a (pitching) and Samuel Miller (pitching and broke through in the 25th minute when Elise McGrail Vineyards came in first place, 13 water at 7:00 a.m. masterful 3 inning 1 run game, knocked in nice plays at shortstop) Top hitters for Padres Falgout drove a long ball which bounced off and 1; Wente Vineyards in second place, 10 To register or to receive more information the winning run with a walk off single. The - Hector Salcedo (1B) and Bailey Bradley the keeper near the left post and into the goal. and 4; Concannon Vineyards in third place, about On Your Mark Events’ Tri-For-Fun Giant’s Jake Peterson scored the winning run (1B) Defense - Great pitching by Jack Kath A minute before half, Kylie Diaz forced a 8 and 6; Cuda Crushers in fourth place, 7 and and a nice play by Hector Salcedo Triathlon Series, call 209-795-7832 or go and had also made 2 game saving plays in corner and Livermore took advantage when 7; Wood Family Vineyards, 6 and 8; Ruby to www.onyourmarkevents.com. center field. Jack Frevert came in with the Phillies 5, Rays 3. (Close play-off game). Amanda Fairclough's corner kick was di- Phillies - great pitching by Riley Van Trease Hill Winery, 5 and 9 with 124 points scored; bases loaded in the top of the 5th and was rected in by Kaitlyn Bulhoes. The Fury turned Steven Kent Winery, 5 and 9 with 107 points able to pitch his way out of the jam giving and Gabe Vargas with a 0 run inning in the first -struck out the side in the second . Top up the pressure in the second half. In the 45th scored and Page Mill Winery, 2 and 12. up no runs. The Red Sox had an equally minute, Alison Pierson's left cross found great outing by their starting pitcher, Kyle hitters for Phillies included Riley Van Trease Although Spring Leagues are done; all Constable, who only gave up 2 hits in his with a TRIPLE, Nate Wilson -solid base Diaz who dropped a pass to Elyse Codiroli are welcome to stop by Campo di Bocce 4 innings pitched, and who crushed a ball hit for an RBI, and PJ Kalcis with a home who scored to make it 3-0. Hatch's strong of Livermore to take in some games. For to center in the top of the 7th, only to be run to win the game. Rays battled! Strong run resulted in a foul and Falgout's free kick more information on leagues, visit www. thrown out by a great defensive play trying pitching by Seth Street and Samuel Miller from outside the box made it 4-0 in the 58th campodibocce.com. Registration for Fall for second. Dylan Guilin also pitched well and outstanding defense by Connor Sweeney minute. Six minutes later, Rebekah Johnson League will begin later this summer. Come and had a key single, and also for the Red at third base Top hitters - Sean Croghan sent a well-placed ball which Hannah Gooby and see what all the fun is about! Sox, TJ Hood played a great game and had with a clutch hit, Connor Sweeney - base ran down and tapped by the onrushing goalie a single as well. Great job to both teams and hit, Dylan Tompkins - base hit and Samuel for 5-0. Fairclough directed a corner kick congratulations on a good season. Miller base hit. which Gooby controlled and passed to Diaz Hopyard Golf Scramble JR 90s Division: LALL J90s Red Sox Giants 15, Phillies 3. Top Pitchers Phil- for a tap-in to make it 6-0. The Fury finished The Hopyard Golf Scramble will be (Home) 13, Mountain House 1: Ryan Faulk lies - Gabe Vargas struck out the side in 2nd it's 7-0 win in the final minute when Amber held June 29 at the Castlewood Country pitched 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball with 10 inning. Giants - Mark Silverthorne struck Club Hill Course. out the side in the 1st and 2nd inning. Top Lennier gained possession of a corner kick strike-outs as the Red Sox beat Mountain to set up Diaz who spun around and beat The shotgun start is at high noon. House. Helping the Red Sox offense was Hitters Phillies - PJ Kalcic single; Riley The fee is $150. Funds raised benefit the Van Trease single w/RBI. Giants - Brandon the keeper with a high shot. Taylor Lennier Sara Marquez with a 2-RBI double in the played another solid game in goal, posting Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center. first inning and Kyle Walbridge with a double Johnson 2 triples with 3 RBI, Tyler Rogers base hit w/RBI; Zach Macintyre base hit her third consecutive shutout. Lunch will be provided by McNamara's and a single for 3 RBIs. Steakhouse. Dinner will be served im- LALL A’s 0, LALL Red Sox 3: The A’s w/RBI. Top fielding Giants - Ried Hefferon Livermore battled the Stanford Typhoons suffer their first defeat of the season. On this had great fielding throughout the game; Josh to a 1-1 tie as both keepers played well. Once mediately following play at the Hopyard day they ran into some really good pitching Mills had an awesome out filed pop fly to again, the Fury scored on a corner kick from Alehouse. and just couldn’t get the bats going. The A’s end the game. Phillies - Nate Wilson with 2 Amanda Fairclough when Gooby made a For tickets or information, call 373- got 5 great innings of pitching from Matt outs at 1st base, Jason Snell stopped a ball spectacular play when she leaped into the 4567. Puls who struck out 8 and held the Power- in right field and got the runner out at 1st air and directed the shot off her upper body base, Seth Davis stopped a ball at 2nd base ful Red Sox offense to just 3 runs, Jackson Mancieri came on to close out the game and and got a runner out at 1st base. by the goalie with seconds to go in the first half. Down 1-0, the Typhoons turned up Football Skills held the Red Sox scoreless for the final 2. A's 14, Giants 13 (Semi-Final Tour- Granada Football Skill Camp: Non- nament Play). Top Hitters Giants - Ryan the pressure in the second half. The Fury contact football camp conducted by Granada The A’s were held to just 4 hits on the day 2 defense, led by Sarah Wilkinson's strong of them coming from their starter Matt Puls. Wright 2 Doubles w/4 RBI, Zach McIntyre Head Coach, Tim Silva. This campn is open and Jason Van Bladel Great Hitting. Top play on the left side, held until the 72nd to all incoming 3rd-8th graders. June 15th Matt Puls also combined with Nick Gaul for minute when a Typhoons player took the a great pick-off play at third base. The A’s Defenders - Mark Silverthorn started game through June 19th from 10:00am to 12:30pm. loaded the bases in the bottom of the 6th, pitching 2 outstanding innings catching 2 ball inside the middle of the box and turned Cost is $100. Go online to granadafootball. with no one out it looked as if it was setting line drives, Tyler Rogers caught 4 innings, quickly to fire a shot high into the back of the com to print out a registration form. Register up nicely and the A’s would rally like they and Troy Wentworth played a great game at net. Livermore preserved the 1-1 tie a few by mail: Granada Skills Camp, c/o Tim Silva, have done so many times this year, but the 1st Base. Top Hitters A's - Trey Emmett w/ minutes later when McCall hustled back to 400 Wall St., Livermore, 94550 Questions: Red Sox pitching got them out of that bind couple great hits and Brian Mahoney with a clear a shot in front of an open goal. Amber bases clearing 3 RBI double. Top Defenders Please call (925)667-6132 and the A’s couldn’t seem to get the big hit Lennier played another strong game in the when they needed it. Credit the other team, - Outstanding pitching by both Brian Cuy midfield and Tayler Lennier had another sometimes you just have to tip your cap to and Ben Rocha. Great game boys. solid game in goal, including a diving save your opponent. Minor A - Phillies (Offense) Aaron in the final minute. Football and Golf LALL A’s 3, TVLL 2: Matt Stoebe Udoutch, Caleb Hardesty, Scott McPherson Livermore U13 Girls Soccer Crew 95 The Granada Football Golf Tourna- pitched a complete game 4 hitter and struck (Defense) Ethan Lux, Scott McPherson, took on the Strikers in what turned out to be ment will be held Fri., June 26 at the Las out 7 in this one in a terrific display of Dillon Pedro : Yankees (Offense) Michael pitching. He mixed speeds very effectively Nowaczyk, Brodie Wolf, Jacob Eijansantos and kept TVLL off balance only allowing (Defense) Thomas Vi, Spencer Williams, 2 runs. The A’s were triggered offensively Jacob Morton. by Big Joe Halliwell who had the biggest hit Farm - Pirates (Offense) #7 Sam Meier, PAGE 8 - The Independent, JUNE 11, 2009 Mulkh Raj 28. Following the service, a cav- Livermore, CA on Thursday, Patricia Duncan (Jim) of Pleas- In lieu of flowers, please send retired in 1991. Mulkh Raj was born on Sep- alcade of vehicles was escorted June 11, 2009 at 4 p.m. with a anton and sons Edward DeCoite memorials to a favorite charity. Lita traveled to the Philip- tember 14, 1942 in Suva, Fiji and to the Mission City Memorial dinner to follow. (Helga) of Oakdale and Dennis Arrangements by Graham- pines and Europe (England, passed away peacefully on June 1, Park in Santa Clara. After the DeCoite (Joann) of Fontana. Hitch Mortuary. Belgium, Holland, Germany, 2009 in Castro Valley, at the age graveside service, the attendees DSRSD Director Margaret is also survived by Luxemburg, France and Italy). of 66. Mulkh was born and raised were invited to gather at Carrow's nine grandchildren and 13 great Pablita Purisima Martinez Locally, she enjoyed going to Restaurant on Saratoga Ave. for Thomas Ford Carmel, Monterey, Los Angeles, in the Fiji Islands and migrated Thomas W. Ford, a member of grandchildren and numerous The second of nine children to the United States in 1962. He a reception. nieces and nephews. San Diego, San Francisco, Lake James will be greatly missed the Board of Directors of Dublin born to Martin Purisima and worked for the City of Livermore A Mass was held at St. Augus- Maxima Tabbada, “Lita," to her Tahoe and Reno. by his wife, family and friends. San Ramon Services District at the Las Positas and Springtown tine Catholic Church in Pleasan- relatives and friends, was born 75 Lita was a devout Catholic, (DSRSD), recently died of natu- Golf Courses as a Certified Golf ral causes. Elected to the Board ton followed by interment/burial years ago on January 25, 1934, in a loving wife, a caring mother Course Superintendent for the Herbert Walter Quick of Directors in 2002, Director at St. Michael's Catholic Cem- Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. to her three children, and a last 40 years. Mulkh was also Herbert was born on Feb. 9, Ford was involved in various etery in Livermore. She died June 4, 2009. wonderful grandmother to her one of the founding members of 1928 in Johnson City, New York. civic affairs around Dublin for Both the DeCoite and Duncan Nursing was her first choice thirteen adoring grandchildren. the Shri Guru Ravidass Temple He passed away in San Jose on many years prior. family would like to express a of profession when she enrolled She loved crocheting, gardening, in Pittsburg, CA. Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the Most recently, Director Ford special thank you to the caregiv- at the Manila Central University, sewing and cooking. Her fam- Mulkh is survived by his wife age of 81. served as Vice President of the ers and staff of the Pleasanton Manila, Philippines. Her weak ily, friends and co-workers were Kartar and their three sons as Herbert was a physicist, engi- Board of Directors and on its Nursing & Rehab Center along heart prevented her from pur- very fond of her fried vegetable well as four brothers, four sisters, neer, mathematician and techni- Personnel and Wastewater Com- with the Graham-Hitch Mortuary suing her career. Determined, lumpia. and three grandchildren. Mulkh cal writer and editor. He worked mittees. He also was a member of Pleasanton for their dedication however, to better herself and Lita was blessed to have her was a great husband, father, and at Intel, NASA and Lawrence of the Board of Directors of the and service. have a career, she graduated husband at her side when she grandfather. He will be greatly Livermore National Lab before Livermore Amador Valley Water and obtained her Bachelor of passed away peacefully in her missed. he retired in 1997. He served the Management Agency, a joint Eva Elizabeth Dianda Arts degree in social work at the sleep. She is survived by her hus- Funeral services were held country as a Sergeant in the US powers authority comprised of band of 47 years; her daughter, Eva Elizabeth Dianda died Philippine Women’s University June 4 in Livermore. Air Force. the cities of Livermore, Pleas- Gina Martinez-Morabe (Roland): anton, and DSRSD that conveys June 7, 2009. She was born in 1958. She worked with her Arrangements by Callaghan Herbert is survived by his January 13, 1915. Eva resided father, who was then the Boys Gabriel, Reyna and Rafael; her loving wife Lulu, his children, treated wastewater from the sons Vic Martinez (Tess): Isa- Mortuary. member agencies’ treatment in Livermore for the last forty Scout Executive of the Philip- Yvonne Gomez of San Jose, years. She was a member of St. pines for the province of Ilocos bella, [Alex, Sophia and Marco- Denise Quiapo of Stockton, Mi- plants to the San Francisco Bay. from a previous marriage]; and Madeleine G. Silvey chelle Miller of Arizona, Chris- “Director Ford brought very Michael's Catholic Church and Sur. She later decided to use her Madeleine Silvey, 89, of the Italian Catholic Federation. profession by joining the Office Bob Martinez (Loren): Phia, topher Quick of San Jose, Valarie strong financial expertise to the Livermore, returned to the Lord District’s Board,” said DSRSD She was family oriented, a gour- of Social Welfare Administration Norrin, Rhia, Heaven, Tanis May 25, 2009. She was born in Kramer and Kathy Smith, both met cook, skilled seamstress, based in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. and Symphony; her two sisters, General Manager Bert Michalc- the small mining town of Sut- of Sacramento, and numerous zyk, “and it served us well during talented craftswoman, and had Lita met her husband, Roberto four brothers, ten nieces, sixteen ersville, PA on April 1, 1920. grandchildren. his tenure.” a green thumb. She had numer- B. Martinez, known to his friends nephews, and many grand nieces She attended Catholic gram- A Visitation will be held on “Director Ford promoted the ous home remedies for ailments, and co-workers at the LLNL, as and nephews. She will be dearly mar school with her brother Friday, June 12 from 4-8 p.m., use of private sector efficiency was always in good health, and Bob, when he was assigned as a missed by all. and sister. In her twenties, she Funeral Service will be held on models in the public sector,” said always returned home a winner Special Attorney for the province Family and friends may visit worked in Washington D.C. To Saturday, June 13 at 11 a.m., all District Engineer Dave Requa, from her trips to Reno and Lake of Ilocos Sur during the 1961 on Thursday, June 11, from 5:00 support WWII, she joined the at Callaghan Mortuary, 3833 East citing efficiency measures of Tahoe. presidential election. They were pm to 8:00 pm (Rosary at 8:00 Marilyn Club, completing many Ave., Livermore. the maintenance team as one Eva grew up on an artichoke married a year later. pm) at Callaghan Mortuary, 3833 solo flights buzzing over tops of In lieu of flowers, donations example. Director Ford was also farm in the Monterey area. There Arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii, East Avenue, Livermore. hedges and barns. She moved to are suggested to a charity of a strong proponent of the use of she served as a midwife, taught in July 1971, Lita took good care A memorial Mass will be held choice. alternative energies at DSRSD, English as a second language, of her children and continued Friday, June 12, 11:00 am at St. Stockton, CA with her family in including photovoltaic power, 1945. She met her husband Tom assisted locals preparing for to do so even after relocating Michael's Catholic Church, 458 Florence Winifred Sites co-generation, fuel cells, and the Maple St., Livermore. Commit- while working at Sharp General use of hybrid and alternative fuel their citizenship as well as car- to Livermore, CA in 1973. She Depot. They were married in Florence Winifred (Flood) ried large responsibilities on the joined the INTEL workforce in tal to follow at Memory Gardens Sites died at her home with her vehicles. Odd Fellows Memorial Park, 1950 and moved to Livermore in “Tom held his opinions farm. 1975 where she received several 1962. She was very proud of her children at her bedside on Thurs- Eva was preceded in death service awards. When INTEL Livermore. strongly, but was always open Catholic faith and was an active day, June 4, 2009. to listening to the ideas of oth- by her parents, Giocondo and relocated to Santa Clara, Lita member of St. Michael's Church. She was born on May 2, 1921 ers. If you could persuade him Catarina Cerri, her sisters, Rose She made many life-long friends in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the in the give and take of debate, Cerri, Eugenia Teale, Lena Ro- while working at the Ark Pre- daughter of Carey S Flood and he would change his mind when seo, brother Ugo Cerri, and her school and St. Michael's rectory. Nellie May (Footitt) Flood. She convinced,” said Michalczyk. husband Italo Dianda. She is She cherished the close friend- graduated from Farmland High “He asked tough, to-the-point survived by her daughters, Mar- ships she shared with neighbors School in 1939 and was married questions, expected good staff lene Dianda and Jeanette (Louis) and fellow parishioners. on June 7, 1941 to Phillip Frank- work, but was understanding of Basser, granddaughters Lynnell Madeleine was preceded in lin Sites. They lived in Farmland, the real world in which the Dis- Bartolo, Jannell (Gary) Wall, death by her husband Tom. She Indiana until January of 1959. trict operates so he did not look and Elizabeth (Michael) Duarte; will be especially missed by her She was active in the Psi Iot Xi for perfection.” seven great grandchildren, one in-laws Rex Funk, Kay Spaniel, Sorority and an active member Ford had a long and varied great grand granddaughter, and Edna Dick and Pat Lang, her of the Farmland Congregational career. In the military he was numerous nieces, nephews and son Tom Silvey Jr., daughters Christian Church. She was an stationed in Japan and various cousins. avid music lover, playing the pi- other Pacific bases. After the Funeral services will be pri- Michelle Walter, Madeleine military he worked for several Heal, Mimi Testerman, Monique ano and the organ. She also sang vate. as part of a trio that performed companies in various sectors in- Avdienko, and spouses, 9 grand- cluding manufacturing, aero- children and many nieces and throughout central Indiana. She was a member of the bridge club space, finance, and insurance. nephews. While a Plant Layout Engineer A vigil service was held at that was formed in high school for Westinghouse, Ford planned 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31 at St. and later become the calendar and coordinated the installation Michael's Church, Livermore. girls of Randolph County. These of streamlined assembly line A Mass was celebrated Monday women posed for a calendar, a equipment and improved the June 1st at the church. In lieu of la the movie “Calendar Girls," flow of materials throughout the flowers donations can be made to to try and save the Winchester plant. He also was instrumental St. Michael School. Holy Angels courthouse, a historical piece of in turning around a failing West- Funeral & Cremation Center, St. their community. inghouse plant in California. Michael's Cemetery In January of 1959, Florence While working at AMPEX in and family moved to Livermore, California, Ford and a coworker James Brendon Hanlon where Florence started a pre- created a business model that school along with a close friend, was a comprehensive purchas- Unplug unused James Brendon Hanlon was ing-demand and shop-loading Vera Beckham. Both she and her born in East Boston on October late husband were very active and system, a predecessor to what electronics. Electronic 18, 1924. He passed away peace- is now known as supply chain appliances use electricity fully at his home in Livermore on long time members of the Asbury Methodist Church in Livermore. management. even when turned off, May 22, 2009, after a prolonged Ford helped start Grassroots illness. His wife, Ruth, and fam- In 2005, a recent widow, she and by eliminating these moved to Oakdale, California to Issues, an informational, half- ily members were at his side. hour television program aired electricity vampires you James was active in Sirs 101 be with her daughter and son-in- law. In Oakdale she sang with on Cable Channel 26 that offers can save 6 to 26 percent (Sirs in Retirement) in Liver- a broad range of topics to edu- more. Until his illness, he en- the choir at the senior center for cate local viewers about current on your average monthly joyed the Design Review group a short time and was a member of issues. electricity bill. of former Lockheed co-workers the Community United Method- From Pittsburgh, PA, Director from Sunnyvale and Palo Alto, ist Church were she helped start Ford has lived in Dublin with his California, who met on Friday and afternoon ladies group. wife Jean since 1985. He holds a mornings at Carrow's on Sara- She is survived by her daugh- Business Degree from Duquesne toga Avenue in San Jose. ter and son-in-law, Ron and Peg- University in Pittsburgh. James and his wife, Ruth, gy A (Sites) Ragle of Oakdale; “He was a strong supporter of enjoyed many travel adventures her son and daughter-in-law, District customers and staff in all after their marriage in May 1990. Perry and Lisa Sites of Yucaipa, venues and in that regard,” said Some of their memorable trips CA; a grandson Eddie Ragle and Michalczyk, “we have all lost an were a Panama Canal cruise, wife Laura of Waterford, CA; a advocate and a friend. an Elderhostel trip to the Brit- granddaughter Chelsea (Sites) ish Isles that included a week in Scotland, a week in Wales, Howell and her husband Dan of Margaret M. DeCoite and a week in Ireland. Another Redondo Beach, CA; two great Margaret M. DeCoite died on Elderhostel trip was a tree week grandchildren Warren & Wendy May 29, 2009 at the age of 89. tour of France studying various Ragle of Waterford; and several She was born August 14, 1919 artists that consisted of a week nieces and nephews in Indiana, in Maui, Hawaii. She had been in the South of France, including Illinois, California and Colorado. a resident of Pleasanton for 24 Monte Carlo, a week in Provence She was preceded in death by years, and culminating in a week in her parents, brothers, sister and Margaret was a homemaker Parish with a farewell dinner at husband of 62 ½ years, Phillip and member of St. Augustine the Louvre. A not to be forgotten F Sites. Catholic Church in Pleasanton. trip was to Africa, a two week Memorial gifts can be sent Her hobbies were cooking, bak- adventure on safari. We would to Community Hospice, Inc. ing, and sewing. She loved to see jaguars in trees, cheetahs with 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA sing and dance the hula while their cubs, and lions mating, etc., 95356-0259 or Asbury United playing the harmonica and uku- etc. Another trip James enjoyed Methodist Church (Fellowship lele. Other interests included was to Ireland, where he had to building fund), 4743 East Ave, crochet and gardening. drive on the left side of the road Livermore, CA 94550, or a char- and where we stayed at a differ- Her husband, Edward, passed ity of your choice. in Sept. of 1990 and her youngest ent farm house every night. A Celebration of Life will be James is survived by Ruth son, Reggie in August of 1995. held at the Asbury United Meth- She is survived by her daughter and her children, Michael Ryon, Claudia Bleyle and her son Ryan odist Church, 4743 East Ave, Bleyle and his wife Dianne; Judi Rice and her children Jessica and Jordan; Scott and his wife Meaghan and Patrick Ryan and his wife Ellen. James was preceded in death by his first wide Anne in 1987 and a daughter, Kathleen in 1994. Nine surviving daughters are Margaret Schauer, Paula Reber, Louise Trainor, Eliza- beth Adolph, Colleen Solomon, Patricia Hanlon, Nancy John- ston, Barbara Rooney, Lauretta McCarthy and their respective husbands. Jim is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Michael's Church in Livermore on May The Independent, JUNE 11, 2009 - PAGE 9 Less Traffic Congestion in Bay Area Traffic congestion on Bay flects both the slowdown in the charts from number 11 in 2007, Area freeways fell last year for Bay Area job market that began although average daily vehicle the first time since 2003, ac- last year and the positive effect hours of delay on this segment cording to the latest congestion- of new highway improvements remained steady at 3,140. monitoring data released today by that came on line in 2008,” said Haggerty pointed out ad- the Metropolitan Transportation MTC Chair and Alameda County ditional improvements coming Commission (MTC) and Caltrans Supervisor Scott Haggerty. “One to other traditionally congested District 4. of the biggest improvements is freeway corridors in the years The daily number of vehicle expanded ramp metering. Near ahead. “The I-880/State Route hours of delay due to congestion my home in Dublin, for example, 92 interchange project is moving in the nine-county region dropped ramp meters were activated last ahead nicely and will help speed 12 percent in 2008. year along both directions of travel for motorists on both free- Among the “Top 10” list of Interstate 580. The data shows ways when it wraps up in 2011. congestion hot spots for 2008, eastbound afternoon congestion The region’s first freeway the morning commute along plunged 29 percent (to 5,250 ve- express lanes are scheduled to westbound Interstate 80 to the hicle hours of delay in 2008 from open late next year on I-680 and Bay Bridge toll plaza retained its 7,410 hours in 2007) and west- in late 2011 on I-580 in Alameda longtime hold on the top spot with bound morning congestion fell County after projects in both di- an average 7,800 daily vehicle 17 percent (to 4,240 hours last rections of I-580 are completed. hours of delay. year from 5,120 hours in 2007). The lanes will be free for carpool- The eastbound afternoon com- We can expect additional conges- ers and buses, and also available mute along I-580 through the tion relief later this year when the to solo drivers who choose to Tri-Valley dropped one spot to eastern portion of the I-580 HOV pay a toll. Express lanes have Photo - Doug Jorgensen number 3 on the Top 10 list for lane project is completed. been in use for years in Southern Friday night concerts in Pleasanton are a time for fun. The performances are held in Lions Wayside 2008 while the westbound morn- “The new Transportation California and other areas around Park starting at 7 p.m. The Corvairs will entertain this Friday. ing commute slipped to number 2035 Plan that MTC adopted the country, and they’ve proven 6 on the 2008 list from number 4 a year earlier. Other notable last month,” continued Haggerty, “commits $1.6 billion to a Free- to be an extremely effective way to improve mobility for all Adult Day Care congestion hot spots that experi- enced a reduction in delay in 2008 way Performance Initiative that will expand ramp metering and drivers.” At the county level, Alameda Plans Advance A group looking to re-estab- include the morning commute make other operational improve- County experienced the greatest lish adult day care in the Valley, on westbound Interstate 80 from ments to freeways throughout the amount of freeway congestion now has three potential facilities Powell Street in Emeryville to the region over the next five to seven (defined as average speeds below for a new program: the Nielsen Bay Bridge. years. Drivers in all nine Bay 35 miles per hour for 15 minutes School Site in Dublin, the Arroyo Bay Area motorists experi- Area counties can look forward or longer) in 2008, with 53 ,000 Mocho School Site in Livermore enced 142,400 vehicle hours of to the kind of time savings that daily vehicle hours of delay. and the Discover Church Site in delay during the morning and I-580 commuters are already Coming in a distant second, with Livermore. afternoon commute periods on experiencing.” 27,000 daily vehicle hours of de- There are also two proposals an average weekday during 2008. Nine of the top 10 regional lay, is Santa Clara County. from experienced organizations This is the lowest regionwide hot spots were on the 2007 list as The 2008 congestion statistics for managing a new adult day total since the 135,700 hours well. The sole newcomer was the are part of an annual initiative care program. The selection of recorded in 2005 and nearly 20 eastbound afternoon commute that tracks the performance of the the manager and site should be percent below the 177,600 hours along State Route 4 from Rail- region’s transportation system. made early this summer. registered at the height of the road Avenue in Pittsburg to Som- MTC is the transportation plan- The Tri-Valley Adult Day high-tech boom in 2000. ersville Road in Antioch, which ning, financing and coordinating Care Program Board along with “The drop in congestion re- climbed to number 10 on the agency for the nine-county San representatives from the Tri- Francisco Bay Area. Caltrans Valley cities are working hard new manager. After is responsible for the planning, to select the is selected the Board the manager Shepherd's Gate design, construction, mainte- will work with the manager to nance and operation of the state help establish a new program. highway system. Once the manager is in place Needs to Raise Funds and a site location determined, licensing of a new program will take at least six months. The community’s help is the past giving and support of needed to ensure that the services Shepherd’s Gate, and have great and housing for battered and faith that the community will homeless women and children respond at this urgent time, to continues at Shepherd’s Gate. help us continue our mission,” The Board and Executive said Steve McRee. and Associate Directors, Steve Shepherd’s Gate, with cam- and Carla McRee, announced puses in Livermore and Brent- that the shelter needs to raise wood, serve more than 650 $150,000 by the end of its fiscal battered and homeless women year on June 30, 2009 to meet and children each year. Some ar- all of the program, ministry, and rive with just the clothes on their operational needs of the orga- backs, seeking a fresh start. For nization. more than 25 years, Shepherd’s “The community has been Gate has served over 9,000 wonderful and generous, but we women and children, providing were finding that many people Christ-centered housing and have been saying, ‘We didn’t services such as professional know you had such a need.’ We counseling, drug and alcohol re- wanted to raise awareness that covery, and job skills training to the current summer situation is help women and children break very urgent, and we need your cycles of abuse, addiction and help more than ever,” said Carla homelessness. McRee Shepherd’s Gate is a non Currently, the Board of Direc- profit organization that receives tors and the McRees have drasti- no government funding, and cally cut expenses, including cut- relies on community donations backs in staff salaries and have and support. Those interested had to lay off some long-time in learning more or helping, are staff members. So far no women asked to contact Jennifer Harp at and children have been turned (925) 443-4283 ext. 204. Dona- away due to lack of funding and tions can be sent to 1660 Portola the mission of Shepherd’s Gate avenue, Livermore, CA 94551, or to care for women and children donate online by going to www. in crisis is still being done suc- shepherdsgate.org. cessfully. “We are so very grateful for PAGE 10 - The Independent, JUNE 11, 2009 Astronomy Program Center, in Hayward, which will provide includes passport, binder, and one photo portable and heavy-duty off-road mobile systems are eligible. County Farm Bureau, Madera County or register can be found at www.Liver- Early Summer Astronomy is the five six-bedroom homes for 30 seniors of each park’s special history. Farm Bureau, Merced County Farm moreRelayForLife.com topic of a Livermore Area Recreation with developmental disabilities. Donations are accepted. A portion Other eligible practices to reduce Bureau, Nisei Farmers League, Raisin and Park District ranger program on The Shepherd’s Gate Life Center in will go toward the Museum’s Educational fugitive dust (particulate matter) include Bargaining Association, San Joaquin Sat., June 13. Livermore is the third project HomeAid Scholarship Fund. The goal this year is to conservation tillage, harvest activities, Farm Bureau, San Joaquin Valley Unified Dublin Youth Academy Meet Ranger Glen Florey at 8 p.m. at has adopted for this organization. Says raise $1,000 for a competitive scholarship precision pest control and manure injec- Air Pollution Control District, Stanislaus Dublin Police Services will be con- the Wetmore Road entrance to Sycamore Shepherd’s Gate Executive Director, between the two high schools. Next year tion. Up to $22 million is available for this County Farm Bureau, Tulare County Farm ducting a Youth Academy for students Grove Park. Steve McRee, “HomeAid has supported plans are to have scholarship programs program. In addition, certain regional Air Bureau, Western Agricultural Proces- between the ages of 14 and 18. The The winter stars have disappeared Shepherd’s Gate and its ministry for the for both schools. Pollution Control Districts may provide sors Association, Western Plant Health sessions will begin Mon., July 20 and below the horizon, and the early summer last ten years. With this partnership, we 2009 - July 25, Veteran’s Park; August co-funding opportunities. Association, and the USDA—Natural continue through Fri., July 24. The acad- stars are emerging. Participants will go can provide the necessary life-changing 22; Delucchi Park. The workshops will provide detailed Resources Conservation Service. emy will be held at the City of Dublin for a walk into the park as the skies finish skills to get women and children back on For information call, 462-2766, email information and applications for the Regional Conference Room, 100 Civic darkening and then spend some time with their feet and not spend critical financial email@example.com, or visit program. Plaza. Each session will be conducted a few telescopes checking out the more resources on construction. It is a true www.museumonmain.org. Representatives from the USDA’s Relay for Life between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. obscure wonders. Bring a jacket, but please partnership that works.” NRCS and Farm Service Agencies, Relay For Life is the American Cancer There is no fee to attend. leave flashlights in the car. The San Francisco Foundation regional Air Districts, agricultural asso- Society’s flagship annual fundraiser. Re- The academy may include courses in There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. (TSFF) is the community foundation Air Quality Workshops ciations and farm equipment dealers will lays take place all over the country. For the following areas: crime scene investiga- A $2 donation is requested to help support serving the Bay Area since 1948, grant- A series of workshops will be held be at each workshop to answer questions the eighth consecutive year, Livermore tion, gang identification and prevention, the programs. Participants may call (925) ing nearly $776 million over the past during the next few weeks to update and help producers determine if they are will have its own Relay. Last year over special response unit, bomb squad unit, 960-2400 for more information. ten years. farmers and ranchers about a new cost- eligible for the program. $224,000 was raised at the Livermore K-9 unit demonstrations, crime preven- HomeAid Northern California is share program to help reduce air qual- For complete details, visit: www. event for cancer research. tion/community policing, police station the 8th chapter of a national non-profit ity emissions from off-road mobile or ca.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip/2009. A very important part of this event is tour, and physical training. Wine Release Event organization with the mission to build stationary agricultural sources. Fifteen Agriculture Air Quality Workshops celebrating cancer survivors and remem- The academy is designed for students Mitchell Katz Winery will host a dignified housing where homeless workshops are scheduled in various closest to Livermore are on Tuesday, June bering those who have lost their battle who have an interest in the field of criminal wine release event on Sat., June 20 from families and individuals can rebuild their agricultural production areas throughout 16 at 1 p.m. – Stanislaus County Farm with cancer. justice. Students should be prepared to noon to 5 p.m. lives. For more information visit www. the state, beginning on Wednesday, May Bureau, 1201 L St., Modesto and 5:30 This will be the second year that we are participate in some interactive and physi- Wines to be introduced are 2007 homeaidnc.org. 27 in Fresno and concluding on Tuesday, p.m. – San Joaquin County Farm Bureau, recognizing Care Givers as an important cal training exercises. Sangiovese - Crackerbox Vineyard and June 16 in Stockton. A complete list of 3290 N. Ad Art Rd., Stockton. part of a cancer patients’ life. Care Givers Applications for the academy can be 2007 Zinfandel, Paso Robles. workshops is below. The workshops are hosted by the are invited to join the event to Celebrate, obtained at Dublin Police Services or by There is a $20 fee that includes live Lark in the Park The cost-share program is adminis- USDA’s NRCS and Farm Service Agency, Remember & Fight Back! calling Officer P. Cervantez at 833-6690. music, barrel sampling chilli cook-off “Lark in the Park,” led by a museum tered by the USDA—Natural Resources regional Air Pollution Control Districts, This is a 24-hour event, starting at All applicants under the age of 18 must contest, logo wine stem glass, and various docent and sponsored by Pleasanton’s Conservation Service (NRCS) as part of Far West Equipment Dealers Association, 9am on Saturday, June 27 and ending at have parental consent before attending varietal tasting. Museum On Main, takes visitors one Sat- a new air quality provision of the 2008 and Agriculture Improving Resources 9am on Sunday, June 28, on the track the academy. Classes will be limited to Mitchell Katz Winery is located at urday each month to one of Pleasanton’s Federal Farm Bill, provided through (A.I.R), a coalition of agricultural and at Livermore High School. Teams are 25 to 30 students on a first come, first 1188 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton. No res- local parks and to explore the local history the Environmental Quality Incentives governmental agencies formed to help formed to raise funds and take turns walk- served basis. Potential participants must ervations are required. For information, that surrounds the park. Participants begin Program (EQIP). Under the program, educate farmers and ranchers about air ing laps. They set up a tent and camp out successfully complete a background call 931-0744 or visit www.mitchellk- each event at the designated park where agricultural producers can apply for cost- quality issues. Partners in A.I.R include: at the event. investigation check, sign waiver forms, atzwinery.com. the activities will take place. share funds to replace, repower, or retrofit Almond Hullers and Processors Asso- Additional volunteers are needed on and be approved by the Chief of Police. This next visit will be to Moller Park, existing combustion engines. The deadline ciation, California Air Resources Board, on Friday, June 26 with setup, Saturday, Felony or misdemeanor arrests are cause 5500 Pleasant Hill Road, on June 27. All to apply is June 26, 2009. California Apple Commission, California June 27 with many different jobs and for application denial. HomeAid Grant events are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Producers in 36 counties are eligible Association of Resource Conservation Sunday morning with the take down of If there are further questions, contact HomeAid Northern California has An information sheet on each park to use the funds to help reduce ozone and Districts, California Citrus Mutual, Cali- the event. Anyone interested in volun- Sergeant Ellis Craft at 833-6681 or Officer received a $25,000 grant from The San will be handed out. Photos of the parks particulate matter emissions. Priority will fornia Dairy Campaign, California Farm teering, please contact Jacky Poulsen at Cervantez at 833-6690. Francisco Foundation. These funds will be will be available for purchase, $5 for one be given to replacing older, higher-pollut- Bureau Federation, California Grape & (925) 455-0542. used to facilitate the development of the quality photo; $1 for one photocopy. An ing engines with newer, reduced-emission Tree Fruit League, For questions, please contact Pamela Shepherd’s Gate Life Center in Livermore activity related to that park’s history will technology engines that meet or exceed California Cotton Ginners & Grow- Vivion-Brooks at 925-784-3321 or pa- that will support battered women and be presented. Yearly membership in the current emission standards. Stationary, ers Associations, Fresno County Farm firstname.lastname@example.org. Information their children, and The Village at Walpert Lark in the Park is $25 per person and Bureau, Kern County Farm Bureau, Kings LEGAL NOTICES/CLASSIFIEDS www.independentnews.com LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Place, Pleasanton Ca 94566 22, 2014. 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Students in a fam- from the Federal Stimulus pro- group of Tri-Valley teens this ily of four which made less than gram approved by Congress and summer, as part of the "Summer $27,234 last year are eligible. signed into law by the President. Youth Employment Program: Students must be available from The grant is being managed Learn and Earn." Students will June 22 to August 7, from 8:30 by the Tri-Valley Community be paid to attend daily classes at a.m. to 4 p.m. They must also Foundation in conjunction with Livermore High School and then have transportation to Livermore the Alameda County Workforce will work in a paid internship. High School. Investment Board. A parallel They can earn school credits and "This is a great opportunity program for older students at Las up to $1600 this summer. for some youth in need to get Positas College is already filled. Low income students, ages paid to go to summer school and have a paid internship as well," Anyone interested in applying 15 to 18 are eligible, if they are said Ellen Turner, Program Of- for the program, should contact entering grades 10, 11 or 12 this fice of the Tri-Valley Community Ellen Turner at 998-5472 or Cha- fall. Foster youth and those in Foundation," she added. risse Lee at 493-0633. special education may be eli- Funds for the program come THE INDEPENDENT • SECTION II THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 Art, Community, & Education Painting the Town Photos - Doug Jorgensen The 1st Annual “Paint the Town” was held in Pleasanton last Saturday. The event, sponsored by Museum on Main, was open to all ages. Work created during the day was auctioned off to benefit the museum. Kindergartners to 6th grade painted at various locations on the museum lawn. Middle and high school students as well as adults selected their own locations in the downtown area. Photo lower left is of Stephanie Wren, in the top photo is Serena Sandhu, lower right is Charlotte Severin. 2 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 Art & Entertainment Pictured are, from left, Andrea Davis, Krishnapriya Somasekharan, Angela Sun, Natalie Vaughan, Jessica Saldinger and Edris Bernanian. Not present for the photo were Justin Mardjuki and Curtis Kim. PCAC Honors Young Artists, Art Supporter The Pleasanton Cultural Arts corruption of time, the need to go their ability to write with a solid The judges said of the winners, Council recognized youth who back to nature and appreciate it." literary basis, display a strong use "They moved us with their music. excel in the arts, as well as a long Vaughan said of her photo- of language, demonstrate a sig- They had matured tremendously time supporter of the arts, at the graphs, "I am really into fashion nificance of theme, and strong in a year. They were so good, we annual awards dinner last week. and portrait photography." She story line. had them tie for first place." Both The YEA! Awards (Youth Ex- works in a studio or on location. Saldinger, a student at Foothill had auditioned the previous year cellence in Art) were presented The outfits worn by the models are High School, was described as a for the award. to two students in each of four assembled by Vaughan. She uses poet who produced work ranging Dance featured two different categories: literature, visual arts, her sister and friends as models, from "playful and lighthearted to styles. Judges felt the two top dance, and music. and hires professional models on dark and explosive." students really did stand out. They In the visual arts, photographer occasion. "I am inspired by fash- She read samples of her work. noted that movement transcends Natalie Vaughan received the first ion. I form my ideas for the photo One is titled, "Green." the type of dance, the way people place award, the Phyllis Went- around the clothes. I like bright "If there's a hell,/ I bet it's green./ use their hands, arms and fingers; worth Award given in memory colorful scenes that are unique so With walls of George Washington/ every little part of the body means of long time artist and arts sup- that people will stare at the pictures And Alexander Hamilton/ Staring something in dance. porter Phyllis Wentworth. Artist for a long time," she stated. down at you. Davis performed a modern Angela Sun received the second In the literary awards category, I bet it jingles/ With battleships dance that she had choreographed place honors. Recognition in the there were many more applicants and buffalo,/ The White House,/ herself. She has been dancing since literature category went to poet than in previous years. The win- and Liberty./ the age of three and has entered Jessica Saldinger, 2nd place, and ners were chosen on the basis of IN GOD WE TRUST." dance competitions for the past writer Edris Bemanian, 1st place. Another poem she read dis- six years. She focuses on jazz, but Andrea Davis received the top cussed changes in her life since chose to perform modern dance for award in dance, with Krishnapriya entering high school, called "I her presentation. Krishnapriya Somasekharan Somasekharan finishing second. Used to Be a Reader." She said Somasekharan selected a clas- Two musicians tied for the top she had started keeping a journal sical dance of India that describes strongly about having art a part spot in music and were given the in the fifth grade. "When I feel a Lord Krishna for her performance. of education. She was described Renee Lewis Award. They are strong emotion, I just write," she She described it as the national as "the backbone of PCAC," who pianist Justin Mardjuki and cellist declared. dance of India, a dance of mind keeps track of and writes grant ap- Curtis Kim. Bemanian was described as, "a and soul that uses grand expression plications for Arts in the Schools. Art Supporter of the Year was captivating and powerful writer to described Lord Krishna. She She has served as chairman of Arts Diane Wardin. with a strong storytelling abil- said that she had been studying in the Schools for many years. The students presented ex- ity." He read a portion of a short for ten years. In addition to clas- Wardin said, "I am honored to amples of their work during the story written about the atrocities in sic dance of Indian, she performs be chosen. You know I like to work evening. Darfur. He said he was inspired to other styles, including Bollywood. in the background and help things In the visual artists category, write it after reading a book about However, classical dance is her roll along." there were four times as many ap- the genocide in South Africa, "Kaf- favorite. Rather than take a book for plicants as last year. In order to se- fir Boy," and watching the news. "I The Pleasanton Cultural Arts herself, a larger presentation will lect the winners, the judges looked wanted to raise awareness among Council established the Arts Sup- be made in Wardin's name to the at the diversity and complexity of my friends about what is happen- porter of the Year Award in 1995 library. a student's work, was it an imita- ing in Darfur," he explained. to recognize the outstanding con- Wardin stated, "I am passion- tion or did it include an imprint of Not all of his writing is of such tributions to the arts by special ate and fond of arts in the schools his or her personality; was their a a serious nature. He is working on people in the Tri-Valley area. The and art for children. I want to find passion for art that came through a fantasy/fiction book with friends award consists of a book selected something for the children's area in the finished work. about three young boys who go on by the recipient, and PCAC do- at the library. I am working with Sun works in a variety of media an adventure in a fantasy world. nates another copy of the book to the library to select something that ranging from a pencil still-life to Cellist Curtis Kim was unable the Pleasanton Library. will help promote appreciation for acrylics. "I'm really into color," she to attend the dinner. Wardin, the Art Supporter of the the arts in children." said of one painting that she also Pianist Justin Mardjuki per- Year, has been a member of PCAC She concluded by saying, "It's described as having been made up formed a work by Chopin, "Scher- for 21 years. She is a native of been a great pleasure to work with out of her own mind. It is a multi- zo No. 2 in b flat minor." Pleasanton, graduated from Ama- all of you all of these years." Andrea Davis media work, "that represents the dor Valley High School, and feels Art & Entertainment THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 3 Artist to Show Work at Band Performs at Fine Fretted Friends Farmers' Market Works by Livermore artist Maggie Cruser will be on display at Fine On Thursday, June 11, from Fretted Friends in Livermore on June 20. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm The Pleasan- Theme is "Every Picture Tells A Story/Livermore Now and Ten ton Community Concert Band will Years After." The show runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. be performing at the Livermore Cruser notes, "Livermore and its people are special. I represent that Farmer’s Market at the corner of feeling in my style of art and color. My goal is to demonstrate in art Fourth and J Streets. form what Livermore is now and where Livermore plans to go in the The Band will be playing a future." variety of musical styles includ- The exhibit also includes photography of Livermore and the environs ing selections from popular songs, of California. These includes landscapes, seascapes, and woodlands. oldies, pops and marches. Music The public is invited to attend. There is no admission charge. Fine from famed composer Leroy An- Fretted Friends is located at 2181 First Street. derson will provide a backdrop to the musical themes provided in the program. The Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre will be presenting Peter Pan at the Bankhead Theater this summer. Recently the female "Lost Boys" had their hair cut to begin the process of getting into character. The event took place on May 28th, at Fusion 3 Salon in downtown Pleasanton. Fusion 3 donated their services in cutting three of the girls' hair. Pictured left to right are Deborah Lagin, Madison Brinnon and Imani Wilson. Madison and Imani's hair was long enough to meet the 10" requirement to donate to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Another "Lost Boy" who had her hair cut separately was Melissa Heinrich. 4 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 Art & Entertainment Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Not Tri-Valley Rep by Susan Steinberg us best can hurt us the most; they compassion flows, even for the the show, however, is mousey Washington.” Liz Taylor and Richard Burton know just which buttons to push. vilest outbursts. little Lydia Bruno, as the young, Small and sardonic, these zing- were the iconic Hollywood couple, For an exquisitely anatomized, Like spectators at a tennis game, vacuous ingénue wifey, whose ers lighten the dark tone of the larger than life on or off the screen. no-holds-barred match between the audience follows every verbal hang-ups have hang-ups. Just play, while a carefully-chosen They created huge romantic cos- two veteran opponents, you volley, cringing and sympathizing watching the emotions of innocent menu of Beethoven selections tume movies like “Anthony and couldn't ask for a better ringside with each player in turn. For the confusion, drunken giddiness, and foreshadows the growing ferocity Cleopatra", and "Taming of the seat. As mundane domestic bicker- performers, it’s a tricky high-wire revolted nausea sweep across her of the dialogue, from the tension Shrew." Then suddenly, inexpli- ing between old-marrieds George act of precise timing, a fencing face is a lesson in silent acting of the Pathetique Sonata to the cably, came the ugly domestic and Martha (your first inkling of a match of rapier-swift lunges and expertise. Verbalizing less than thundering Fifth Symphony and mud-slinging of Edward Albee's comedic counterpoint) escalates, parries. Done well, it’s a triumph; the others, her wordless eloquence the final passion of the Ninth. dark little drama "Who's Afraid of a newly arrived young couple, done to perfection, a miracle. is impressive, and her inspired A comfortable “period” set, Virginia Woolf?" Honey and Nick, are as confused, Well, call Director Susan Hov- giggles haunting. subtly varied lighting, perfect cos- Fans flocked to watch the spec- embarrassed, and then horrified as ey a miracle worker for orches- Altogether, the ensemble plays tumes, props, and onstage music tacle of two famous stars washing the audience, whose predictable trating this ensemble to riveting with and off each other like a fine evoke the early ’60’s to the life, the dirty linen of their deteriorat- reactions they mirror. perfection, and giving characters musical quartet, each an indispens- and provide a setting of absolute ing marriage in full public view. Trying to preserve the polite fine-tuned cues for vocal nu- able component of the total perfor- realism for an increasingly unreal Popular rumors of boozing, binges, social fabric of their visit becomes ances, facial expressions, and mance. And, believe it or not, they human battleground. Yet it is ter- and crockery-smashing fights were more and more difficult, as the pen- body language that convey their score some hysterically comedic ribly real to anyone who has been brought to life right up there on the dulum of anger and anguish swings inner reality beyond the words of points in the midst of their poison- wounded by the hurtful words of big screen for all to see. Somehow, wildly from George to Martha and the script. ous dialogue. Audience chuckles a loved one. though, the play itself became sub- back again. Drinking desperately The cast of four is amazing, greeted several great malaprops, Discover a rarely-performed ordinate, submerged in the drama to retain some sense of normalcy especially veteran actors Mark from ”a gangle of geese” to the masterwork of modern theater and of a real-life tempestuous marital and calm, Nick and Honey begin W. Jordan and Sara Stoebe as the wonderful, “That’s just blood un- enjoy the exceptional excellence of meltdown. to shed their proper façade, and to psychologically co-dependent der the bridge.” a brilliant professional cast bring- For the real play, you have to disclose achingly intimate prob- George and Martha. Endless pages George is a practiced poker- ing Albee’s Tony Award-winning experience the intensity of Tri- lems of their own. of dialogue come alive with a faced put-on as he describes Mar- drama to life. Performances are Valley Reps’ current production Very strong stuff, this show- spontaneity that belies months of tha, “She’s about 125 – years old, scheduled for Fridays and Satur- in Pleasanton's intimate Studio and-tell of four damaged human memorizing and mental prep for that is – her weight is consider- days at 8PM and Sundays at 2PM Theatre. It's a show you'll never beings under a pitiless microscope, this grueling duel. ably more.” Mentioning that he through June 28. For reservations forget: viscerally searing, hard-hit- as the sad truths of their lives and Matt Davis as the all-American has three academic degrees, he contact 462-2121 or www.trival- ting, and as sadly believable as the marriages unfolds onstage. Just as Good Guy, with profile and phy- intones: “AB, MA, Ph.D. is de- leyrep.com. incredibly aberrational headlines in they seem to have hit rock-bottom sique to match, comes complete scribed as either a wasting disease You can’t beat the convenient tomorrow's tabloids. in mutual recriminations, new lay- with a reassuring air of Midwest- of the frontal lobe or a miraculous Valley location, inexpensive ticket Domestic violence usually in- ers of savage vindictiveness are ern decency, until goaded to gut- new life-saving drug.” Musing on prices, and a quality equal to the volves physical injury, but as any- revealed. But, at the same time, level nastiness to match George’s the colleagues who went off to sensational original New York one familiar with the problem can new levels of pain and self-loath- deliberately-aimed provocations. serve in WWII, he relates incredu- performance. As the familiar ad relate, the worst damage is usually ing make the hatefulness under- His is a truly astounding charac- lously, “Not one single man in the goes, “I guarantee it.” psychological cruelty. And here the standable. And with understanding terization. department getting killed – it’s cruelty is mutual. Those who know of a human being’s pain, viewers’ The surprise “sleeper star” of irrational.” After a pause he adds slyly, “Of course, nobody bombed Young Artists Invited to Design "Lightpole Banners" The Bothwell Arts Center and, this year, features extended addition, the winners and several display and available for bidding (BAC) is sponsored a new proj- hands-on arts activities for children honorable mentions will be show- by silent auction during ArtWalk ect and contest for the upcoming and adults. cased during ArtWalk. on October 10. A celebration of the 2009 ArtWalk. Winners selected Waste Management (WM), Kathleen Minser from the "Ask project and the last hour of silent from high school and college-level the official sponsor of the 2009 Kathleen" column commented, auction bidding will take place competitions and local artists will ArtWalk Art Banner Project, se- “Waste Management is thrilled from 5 to 6 p.m., just after the close create 35 original works of art to lected this year’s banner theme to sponsor the project and help of ArtWalk. All proceeds will ben- be hung on street lightpoles in as “Peace-Love-Recycle." WM ArtWalk reach and involve more efit the Bothwell Arts Center, home downtown Livermore this summer. and the Bothwell Arts Center are youth in the arts. In addition, we to many visual and performing art- The banners will be displayed for holding contests for Las Positas are excited to see how the artists ists and cultural arts groups. the public to enjoy during the two College students and all Livermore and students interpret the “Peace- Students are invited to pick months prior to ArtWalk, which residents who are high school age Love-Recycle” theme. It is a up an application at Way Up Art takes place on Saturday, October including those attending Granada, wonderful opportunity to collabo- & Frame at 1912 Second Street, 10. Livermore, Vineyard, Del Valle rate art with WM messages about LAA Gallery at the Carnegie ArtWalk is an event that turns and Phoenix high schools, as well being green while engaging the Building, the main office of the downtown Livermore into an arts as private, alternative, vocational community, especially the younger Livermore Public Library, through district for a day. Attendees stroll and home-school students. The generations.” their school art programs, or several blocks going from place to contest is open to teens who are will receive a 30" wide by 60" tall In addition to the student con- downloaded from www.Bothwel- place as they shop, dine, sample now completing 9th - 12th grades banner, supplies, and time at the tests, 25 local artists are donating lArtsCenter.org. The deadline for wines at local wine tasting rooms or are attending Las Positas Col- Bothwell Arts Center to paint the their time and talents to create art applications to be received is June and view art created by over 150 lege. There will be a total of 8 win- final panel. Students will be offered banners. They have the option of 25, 2009. For more information on artists. The day also includes free ners divided into age and location assistance from professional local following the theme or going in ArtWalk or the Art Banner Project, music offered in multiple locations. groups for judging. artists to transfer their conceptual their own artistic direction. please contact Linda Ryan at 925- This will be the 8th annual ArtWalk Winners of the competitions art design to the larger surface. In The banners will be on final 447-ARTS. Community THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 5 6 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 Education Photos - Doug Jorgensen In the top photo, Livermore Rodeo Queen Rachel Nelson (right) and Jr. Rodeo Queen Erica Labrucherie danced the Macarena with students. The photo, lower right, is of Leo Croce. Croce Elementary Throws a Hoedown Leo Croce, the school’s namesake Teachers then presented him with husband Bill. She started teaching the students took a seat to learn and a former superintendent of the two large cards signed by the entire square dancing to the Croce stu- a little about cowboys, ranching, Livermore Valley Joint Unified student body. dents and some of the teachers. Bill and good character traits. Janet School District. The kindergartners got the en- served as the hoedown caller while Lemmons of the Cowboy & Kids The children arrived on the tertainment started with a dance Bankert was teaching at Croce. Rodeo, Education and Character school’s playground ready to to “Old Dan Tucker.” Each grade The fifth graders finished out Program (www.reachkids.com) show off their square dancing, level performed a square dance the student performances with a with some help from the Rodeo decked out in their best hoedown with plenty of do-si-does, circling dance to “Engine #9” that con- queens led the “Cowboy Up!” outfits—cowboy hats, bandanas, left and right, and bowing to cluded with hats flying in the air. program. The students learned boots, and flannel. Suzie Loomis, partners. Then it was the teachers’ turn. that Rodeo is the only sport that director of Croce’s Kid Connection Veteran second grade teacher About a dozen of Croce’s female came from an actual profession program, served as the emcee for Allyn Teicheria says the hoedown teachers showed off their moves (ranching), got some hands-on event and got things started with a has been happening since she to Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky experience with saddles, spurs, and big “yee-haw!” joined the staff at Croce. “The Heart.” Despite Loomis’ strong other cowboy gear, and discussed By Patricia Koning Another yee-haw went out for hoedown is a lot of fun because the encouragement, none of the male making good choices in life. Last week, Croce Elementary Leo Croce after Loomis announced kids love to dance and dress up,” teachers joined in the dance. Everyone enjoyed a BBQ lunch in Livermore celebrated the end that he had won the Rotary Com- she adds. “They look forward to Next the entire school took to to close out the hoedown. The of the school year with a long- munity Service Award and would performing in front of their friends the dance floor in the center of the Rodeo Queens stuck around Croce standing tradition—the annual be riding in the Livermore Rodeo and parents each year.” playground for the “Macarena," through lunchtime to sign auto- hoedown. Joining the children, Parade on the morning of Satur- Years ago, teacher Joan Bankert which, according to Loomis, Croce graphs, pose for pictures, and an- staff, and parents were three spe- day, June 11. She encouraged the started the Croce hoedown. calls the “cowboy-rena.” The swer questions about what it’s like cial guests: Livermore Rodeo students to show their support for Bankert, who has since retired rodeo queens danced with the stu- to be part of Livermore’s royalty. Queen Rachel Nelson, Junior Ro- Mr. Croce by coming out to the pa- and lives in Phoenix, belonged to dents along with a few parents. deo Queen Erica Labrucherie, and rade dressed in their Croce purple. a square dancing group with her After the dancing was finished, Art & Entertainment THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 7 Spring Concert, Music Ministry Catholic Wild Vine Wine and Art Lounge, 2178 & 14th, 12:30-5:00 PM. Wine, food, & disneyartonmain.com or www.alexxan- take visitors through step-by-step how to Community of Pleasanton. Sat., June 13, First St., Livermore country music. BBQ sausage bites & dersgallery.com. enjoy tasting wine. Space is limited. Come 7 p.m. Children, adult and teen choirs Revive, Refresh, Rejuvenate, 1 to 4 p.m. sourdough bread will be served. Kids Landscape in Art: from Impressionism to the to the winery to purchase tickets. $15.00 sing a variety of music, also featured will June 13, presentations by Sandy Parbury welcome. Bring in Livermore Rodeo Present, program June 21, 2 p.m. Liver- pp. Wine club members are free. 3053 be the Bansuri Flute, Shakuhachi, Cello of Design Concepts and Phyllis Brady of Ticket for a free tasting. 3053 Marina more Library, 1188 So. Livermore Ave. Marina Ave, Livermore. www.rmwinery. and more. St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Twigs & Ivy Floral at Alexander's Fine Art Ave, Livermore. 925-447-4280 www. Presented by March B. Freedman, artist com, 447-4280 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. All are in Pleasanton. New exhibit featuring work rmwinery.com and art historian. No admission charge. Rock and Country Fest, Cattlemen’s As- welcome. Free will offering appreciated. by Zhang Xin, Viktor Shvaiko, Robert Bis- Asleep at the Wheel, Saturday, June 13, 8 Friends of the Livermore Library Arts sociation Benefit. June 27, 7 p.m. Bank- Information, 484-5020. sell and Daniel Gerhartz. Sparkling wine p.m., Western swing, boogie, and roots- and Authors series. www.ci.livermore. head Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Contest - Amateur photographers can from Little Valley Vineyard accompany music. Tickets $55/$40/$35/$30/$12 ca.us/library. 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperform- win cash prizes in Alameda County hors d'oeuvres by Amarone's Cucina Itali- students. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Sunset Winemaker Dinner, June 27th, 6:30 ingarts.org. CattleWomen's "He Oughta Beef in ania. 608 Main St., Pleasanton. 846-6015, St., Livermore. 925-373-6800, www. until 9:30. Les Chenes Estate Vineyards 12 Angry Jurors, Asbury Players Com- Pictures" Father's Day photo contest. www.alexandersgallery.com. livermoreperformingarts.org. is pairing with Poppy Ridge for a Sunset munity Theater, June 26, 27, 28, 2009. Winning photo will be published in The Wente Vineyards 2009 concert series: June Total Request, Live, Danville Commu- Winemaker Dinner. Four course meal Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 Independent. Contest entries, which can 18, Heart, July 2, B-52's; July 16, Frankie nity Band, June 14, 3 p.m. Dougherty prepared by Chef Raymond and paired East Ave., Livermore. Curtain time is 8 be black and white or color, are to show Valli & The Four Seasons; July 23, Kathy Valley Performing Arts Center, 10550 with wines of Les Chenes Estate Vine- p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. shy father deserves beef on Father's Day. Griffin; July 29, Steve Miller Band; Albion Rd., San Ramon. www.SanRa- yards. Call Poppy Ridge for reservations on Sunday. Tickets are $7 general admis- Photos must be 3" x 5" or larger. An op- August 3, Gretchen Wilson; August 13, monPerformingArts.com. (925) 456-8205 - ask for Leticia. $80.00 sion. For addition ticket information and tional 25 words or less description of the Diana Krall; August 19, Elvis Costello; Hairspray the Dance Musical, June 14, 2 per guest, plus tax. reservations, please call 455-1048. Tickets photo may also be submitted. Amateur and August 31, Sheryl Crow. Wente p.m. Amador Dance XTreme. Bankhead Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery, Wine Appre- can be purchased at the door 20 minutes photographers of all ages are invited to Vineyards Box Office at (925) 456-2424, Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets ciation 101. June 27, 1 to 3 p.m. Learn the prior to curtain, however seating is limited enter the contest. Official entry forms or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperform- basics of tasting wine and learn some wine for this production and reservations are may be obtained at the website, www. Tickets range in price from $79 to $309 ingarts.org. trivia and facts. Tasting room manager will suggested. alamedacountycattlewomen.com, or by per person, depending on the show and the Total Request, Live, Danville Community calling 455-5755. Entries must be post- dining option selected. Wente Vineyards is Band, June 14, 3 p.m. Dougherty Valley marked by Fri., June 12, 2009. All entries located at 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore. Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion will be displayed on the Alameda County Concert gates open at 6:00 p.m., and all Rd., San Ramon. www.SanRamonPer- CattleWomen website. shows start at 8:15 p.m. formingArts.com. 2009 Summer Theatre Camp. ActSmART Livermore Art Association US Bank Show, Pleasanton Art League and Livermore Art Children’s Theater summer production June 3 to July 7, 2125 Second St., Liver- Association, general meeting Mon., June is Pirates of Penzance, a Gilbert and more. Judged show. Public may view the 15, 7:30 p.m. Cultural Arts Building, 4455 Sullivan musical. Set designs are by show during regular banking hours. Black Ave., Pleasanton. Come and mess Andrea Bechert from Chicago, who in Diablo Theatre Company, (formerly Diablo around - all sorts of art supplies to try for collaboration with the producer Deborah Light Opera Company), presents "Hello free. Come and play. McQueen, will be building a ship that Dolly," Dennis Lickteig directs cast of 32. Gong Show Night, The California Inde- opens up and rotates into various scenic 8 p.m. June 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 27; 2 pendent Film Festival will hold its first elements. Bothwell Arts Center, For more p.m. June 14, 21, 27, 28. $29-$41, Lesher ever Gong Show Night on June 17th, at information go to www.SmARTSunlim- Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut 7 PM at the Vine Cinema. Come and join ited or call 245-0283. Creek. 943-7469. www.lesherartscenter. the fun and festivities of the evening as Works by photographic artists on display org, www.dloc.org. audience will decide the fate of several at Windermere Welcome Home for the Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Tri-Valley movies. The mantra will be "if you don't next two months. Participating in the Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton like the movie, gong it." Admission Price show are Natalia Matthews Aasen, Bill Playhouse) Studio Theatre, 1048 Serpen- is $8. Tickets can be purchased at the Vine Hackett, Dennis Vied, Julie Wright and tine Lane, Suite 309, Pleasanton. June 12, Cinema in downtown Livermore. Walter Davies The public is invited. There 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28. Fri. and Sat. Summer Vacation, travel, transportation, is no admission charge. 1790 First St., 8 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. Ticket information 462- exotic locations, parks, outdoors, family downtown Livermore. Viewing will be 2121 or www.trivalleyrep.com. and friends, theme for the Livermore Art during regular business hours. For more Scenes from A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Association Gallery. Trunk show on Fri., information, call 447-9159. June 11, 7 p.m. Livermore Library, 1188 June 19, 5:30 to 8 p.m. for jewelry and Tuesday Tunes, Livermore Downtown Inc. So. Livermore Ave. Preview of the wearable art. Wine and cheese, meet the free, live music to the Flagpole Plaza each upcoming production by Shakespeare’s artist. 1255 Third St., Livermore. Hours and every Tuesday through October 13th. Associates. No admission charge. Friends are Wed.-Sun. 11:30-4 p.m. For informa- Concerts begin at 5 p.m. Bands to perform of the Livermore Library Arts and Authors tion call 449-9927. Open until 8 p.m. on the following schedule: June 16, Mud series. www.ci.livermore.ca.us/library. during Farmers' Market on Thursday. Daddy; June 23, Wallin and Baretta; June Pleasanton Community Concert Band con- Donald Duck's 75th Anniversary Party, 30, Papa's Garage; July 7, Next Level; cert, June 11, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore June 20, 1 to 4 p.m. Meet a special July 14, Of Shape and Sound; July 21, Farmers Market, Fourth and J Streets, guest, see new Disney originals, win Joe Grape and His Bunch; July 28, Silent Livermore, CA. Free. Information: 925- prizes, refreshments served. Disney Art Partner; Aug. 4, Aerodynes; Aug. 11, Luna 846-5897 or www.pleasantonband.org. on Main at Alexander's Fine Art, 608 Fish; Aug. 18, Sound Check; Aug. 25, Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery, June 13th Main St., Pleasanton. 846-6015, www. Moreality; Sept. 1, Hummingbirdz; Sept. 8, Bryan Harrison Band; Sept. 15, Fender Cronin; Sept. 22, Damn Neighbors Blues Band; Sept. 29, Groovy Judy; Oct. 6, U Get What U Pay 4. For more information, go to www.livermoredowntown.com or call 925.373.1795. Concerts in the Park, Pleasanton Down- town Association, The concerts are at Lions Wayside Park, corner of First and Neal Streets. Concerts are 7 to 8:30 p.m. Corvairs, June 12. Hurricane, July 19. The Crisis, June 26. Burton and Company, July 3. Rock Explosion, July 10. Komodojazz, July 17. La Ventana, July 24. The Houserockers, July 31. The Cocktail Monkeys, August 7. Finding Stella, August 14. Magic Moments, August 21. D-Lucca, August 28. Public Eye, Sept. 4. For more information, visit www.pleasantondowntown.net. The Wild Vine Art Gallery: Jennifer Mc- Gregor is the featured artist for June. Jennifer's vivid botanical photography is filled with color and texture where style ranges from sharply focused still lives to a softer, more painterly focus. Reception: June 11, from 7 - 9 p.m. Located at the 8 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 Education Photos - Doug Jorgensen Last Saturday Bob Moorefield took his final bow after 41 years of teaching, 36 of those at Foothill High School in Pleasanton. A special farewell was held at the school's football stadium. It included an alumni performance of Stars and Stripes Forever, with musicians and colorguard from all eras joining together. Earlier in the week, the Pleasanton City Council passed a resolution honoring Moorefield. He stated, "I was just doing my job. It is wonderful if you can teach all these students and have a great time doing it. The job could not be done without the support of the parents and the school district." Moorefield added that he believes that music is an essential part of kids' lives. "I hope the budget mess doesn't remove the opportunity for kids to enjoy music." "Moorf" (as he is known by his students) started a band at Foothill High when it opened in 1972. The band numbered 17 students and gave just one performance during the year, but with a lot of recruitment, there were 56 members the following year. The band program and the number of students participating has continued to grow, and the program now includes marching, symphonic and concert bands, wind ensemble, two jazz bands, percussion, color guard, and choir classes, with about 400 students enrolled in the various programs. Thousands of trophies are on display in the band room and around the school. Under Moorefield's leadership, the Foothill Marching Band has appeared in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade five times, played in Super Bowl XIX, and set a world's record by performing from Paris to London for 5 hours, 21 minutes, aboard the Euro Star Express on the first day of the Chunnel crossing. The Jazz Ensemble has played in Europe and at the Monterey Jazz Festival. In the lower photo, Moorefield introduces drum majors he has taught. Art & Education THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 9 Stockholm Cathedral Choir Per- forms in Pleasanton The Stockholm Cathedral Choir will perform at Centerpointe Pres- byterian Church on Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Led by Gustaf Sjokvist since 1967, the choir serves at the Stockholm Cathedral, one of Sweden’s most important places of worship and the site for numerous Royal ceremonies and national celebrations. The choir’s musical repertoire covers the range of sacred music dating from Gregorian chants to current day compositions. Among the choir’s traditions are December performances of Handel’s Messiah. The Pleasanton concert will feature works by Johannes Brahms, Purcell-Sandstrom, Felix Mendelssohn, Arvo Pärt, Knut Nystedt, P.E Lange-Müller, Hugo Alfvén, Iwar Wikander, Erland von Koch as well as some folk songs. Choirmaster Sjokvist attended the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. In addition to his four decades of service at the Stockholm Cathedral, he conducted the Swedish Radio Choir for 12 years and has been the principal guest conductor for the Bavarian Radio Choir in Munich, Germany. In 1998, he received the Royal Medal Litteris et Artibus and was honored with a medal from the Royal Academy of Music in 2007. The Swedish King appointed him the Court Organist in 2000. The Pleasanton performance is one of three public Bay Area con- certs. The choir also will perform in San Francisco at Grace Cathedral (11 a.m. June 21) and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley (5 p.m. June 21). There is no admission charge to the Pleasanton concert. A reception for the choir will follow the performance. Team members with trophy and medals. Centerpointe is located at 3410 Cornerstone Court at the corner of Busch Road and Valley Avenue. Teamwork, Imagination Earns Trophy For more information or directions to the church, please see www. centerpointechurch.info or call 925-846-4436. Seven Pleasanton students teams on arrival in Knoxville. when the bridge was walked upon. recently earned First Place in the The challenge this year was to These, along with other projects "A New Angle!" challenge at the build a two part structure made out combining acting, art, engineering, Talk Looks at History Destination ImagiNation Global Finals held in Knoxville, Tennes- of wood and glue which weighed less than 20 grams and could hold computer programming, construc- tion/set design, and creative minds of Livermore Lab see recently. as much weight as possible. The carried the team to victory. Lecture on “History of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory” The problem-solving team was team’s 18 gram structure held 900 Destination ImagiNation is Maxine Trost will talk about the history of Lawrence Livermore made up of students from Foothill pounds. active in all 50 states and in 40 National Laboratory from the perspective of an archivist. Using pho- and Amador Valley high schools: In addition, the team was re- countries, with more than 12,000 tographs and oral histories, she will trace the founding of the Lab in James Hedrick, Preston Hedrick, quired to put on a performance in teams supported by more than 1952 through its early development. The lecture is presented by the Naveed Akhter, Hunter Laine, which two art forms were merged 40,000 volunteers. The 2008-2009 Museum On Main Street Ed Kinney Lecture Series. Devon Gold, Alex Chebotarev, and to create a new art form. Their program season marked the 26th The lecture will be from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 at the Lyn- Sargun Dhillon. The team faced its combined art forms were archi- anniversary of DI. Additional in- newood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton. most intense competition in that tecture and music that resulted in formation on the program is avail- Maxine Trost is the laboratory archivist at Lawrence Livermore additional rules were revealed to a musical bridge that played music able at www.idodi.org/index.php. National Lab, a position she has held since 2001. She also served as archivist at the Massachusetts State Archives as well as the American Writers Club Offers Program Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming. She holds a master's degree in history from New York University. The California Writers Club– and compelling stories from the News Coverage” and “Outstanding No reservations are necessary. Admission is $5 for museum mem- Tri-Valley Branch offers writers candidates and those who voted Enterprise/Investigative Report.” bers, $10 for non-members, $5 for teachers with valid ID and $3 for of all genres and experience levels for them, Mark will offer tips on In 2008, he launched his own free- students with valid ID. Call (925) 462-2766. Memberships will be the opportunity to learn about interviewing, finding the heart of lance news reporting, public rela- available for purchase that night. Contact (925) 462-2766 or visit www. their craft and share their work. a story, deadlines, and what the tions and political analysis agency museumonmain.org for information. The next meeting is on Saturday, future of journalism holds. The at www.MarkCurtisMedia.com. June 20 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm presentation is an opportunity to The meeting cost is $21 for at Oasis Grille, 780 Main Street, get a writer’s take on a transform- members and $27 for nonmem- Pleasanton. ing moment in history and the bers, including lunch. Anyone Local author Mark Curtis hit “political road trip of a lifetime.” curious about the group is invited Iran Topic of Pleasanton Li- the road for the recent presiden- Curtis has 30 years experience to attend with no obligation to join. tial campaign and chronicled the as a radio and television profes- Reservations are required. To make brary Presentation exciting journey in his recently sional. He has worked as a reporter a reservation for June 20, contact published book Age of Obama: A throughout the U.S. and was with Fred Norman at Fnorman300@aol. Pleasanton Public Library presents the film “Rick Steves’ Iran." It Reporter’s Journey with Clinton, KTVU in Oakland from 1993- com or 925-462-7495 by Wednes- will be shown Tues., June 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. McCain and Obama in the Mak- 2008. A former Congressional day, June 17. For more informa- Rick explores the most surprising and fascinating land he’s ever vis- ing of the President 2008. He will Fellow and capitol correspondent, tion on the California Writers ited. Discover the splendid monuments of Iran’s rich and glorious past, share the inside scoop on the his- Mark has been honored numer- Club–Tri-Valley Branch, contact learn more about the 20th century story of this nation, and experience toric election and an insider’s per- ous times for his work, including Kathy Urban at 925-296-0447 or Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. spective on the rapidly changing multiple awards from the Florida firstname.lastname@example.org or go to This program is free and open to the public. The film is 60 minutes world of journalism today. Along Associated Press Broadcaster’s www.trivalleywriters.com. long. For more information call Janice Bauman, 925-931-3411 with behind-the-scenes anecdotes Association for “Outstanding Spot 10 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 Community Libraries Offer Summer Reading Programs for All Ages August 8. Children of all ages can fashioned hoe down on August pick up a Tales of the Old West 8 with square dancing and a live booklet to track their summer read- caller, music and thirst quenchin’ ing progress as they wagon across sarsaparilla. the plains, boat down the river, For more information about ride the range and pan for gold to Tales of the Old West and a com- in Pleasanton claim prizes along the way upon plete listing of the library’s excit- completing 10, 20, and 30 hours of ing programs and activities, visit The Pleasanton Public Library theme. reading. Last year, more than 4,000 our website at www.ci.pleasanton. will unveil a lavishly constructed “Last year we had a pirate Pleasanton youngsters signed up ca.us/library.html or call the Chil- theme set for the 2009 Summer theme that was nothing less than to participate in the Pleasanton dren’s Desk at (925) 931-3400. spectacular,” says Library Director Public Library Summer Reading and/or attending library programs. Reading Program on Saturday, Complete 5 activities to be entered June 13 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Julie Farnsworth. “We anticipate Program. ADULTS another gold medal set that will A compatible program for tod- The Pleasanton Public Library in the prize drawing. Register at Each year, a theme is selected for the Reference desk. Co-sponsored the reading incentive game which take us into the Old West this sum- dlers and pre-schoolers is also presents “Reading Out West,” the mer and everyone is invited to join included. Wild West Wednesdays adult summer reading program by the Pleasanton Downtown As- is enhanced with an elaborate sociation. set that is constructed within the in the fun,” she adds. will include entertainment for the beginning Saturday, June 13 to This year, Children’s Librar- whole family, including musicians, Saturday, July 25. For more information please Children’s Library area. On open- contact Doreen Irby 925-931- ing day of the program, the library ian Sandy Silva has unveiled a cowboys, puppets, and Game Day Adults can earn points by com- program theme of Tales of the Old carnival games. The summer read- pleting library related activities 3400 ext staff arrives at work in costumes that coordinate with the program West, which continues through ing program culminates in an old like reading or reviewing books, mer Reading program, “Express Participants will receive a “How ing program, teens are invited to Yourself @ Your Library,” to be to Play” flyer and an email invita- become a Young Adult Volunteer held from June 12 to August 15. tion to log in to BookSprouts, an (YAV) for the children’s summer Participating teens are invited to on-line book discussion interface, reading game, “Be Creative @ read for pleasure, discuss books which they can access from their Your Library.” on-line, win prizes, and attend home computer or from a library For more information about special events. A grand prize computer. Upon logging into Library summer reading programs drawing will be held at the end of BookSprouts, teens can discuss for all ages, teen volunteer op- the program. books and post recommendations portunities, or teen events, please Beginning June 12, teens can as part of the “Express Yourself @ visit the Library website at www. sign up to participate in the Teen Your Library” program. livermore.lib.ca.us, or call Sandy Summer Reading program at any In addition to the summer read- at 925-373-5500 ext. 5583. Livermore Public Library location. More Reading News . . . in Livermore In addition to Summer Read- tence or two describing each book, ing programs for children and and whether you would recom- teens, this year the Livermore mend the book to others. Public Library will hold its first an- • Turn in your entry form at any nual Summer Reading program for Livermore Public Library. The first adults – Master the Art of Reading! 100 finishers will receive a prize. Although families are encouraged All entries will also be placed into to read together, an adult does not a drawing for a chance to win have to have a child in the summer the “Booklover’s Basket” grand reading program to join. prize. Adults can pick up an entry • Submit an additional entry form at any of the three Livermore form every time you read 3 more Libraries (Civic Center, 1188 S. books, for an extra chance in the Livermore Avenue; Rincon Branch, grand prize drawing. 725 Rincon Avenue; Springtown Whether you prefer mysteries, Branch, 998 Bluebell Drive) or romances, science fiction, or west- print one from the library’s website erns, take some time to relax this (http://www.livermore.lib.ca.us) summer and join the Adult Sum- starting June 12th. mer Reading program, Master the Photo - Doug Jorgensen The Adult Summer Reading Art of Reading, at the Livermore Sunset Elementary School students stood in line to dunk their principal. The students were given the program will work as follows: Public Library. opportunity for having received over 22,000 points in the accelerated reading program. The top two • Read 3 books or listen to 3 audio books between June 12th and point earners for their grade level (grades one through five), won the opportunity to "soak" Ms. Flint TEENS and Mrs. Simons. Top readers were: 1st Grade: Jeffrey Fairbanks - 80.9 points, Jessica Warren - 38.4; August 15th. Teens entering grades 6-12 are • On the entry form, write the invited to participate in the Liver- 2nd grade: Matthew Larson - 208.4, Eliana Eme - 172.3 points; 3rd grade: Weston Everett - 657.2, books’ titles and authors, a sen- more Public Library’s Teen Sum- Christopher Kilday - 257.9; 4th grade: Miles Larson - 776.8, Ethan Shang - 538.1; 5th grade: Victoria Shu - 437.8, and Erik Mork - 326.2. Community THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 11 Pedrozzi Scholarship Winners Announced The Pedrozzi Scholarship Hayes Undergraduate One, Two and Three Foundation awarded $229,500 in Undergraduate Four Year Marquis Year College Student Scholarships: scholarships this fall. Scholarship $20,000 each: Shire Beach Alyssa Lichtenberger $7,500, Ally- and Mark Larik son Davis $6,000, Brooke Zollinger The 2009 winners are as fol- Undergraduate Four Year College $6,000, Elyse Cargo $4,000. David lows: Community College 1 year Student Scholarships: Emily Paddack Dosanjh $4,000, Rebecca Knight Scholarships $1000 each: Kyle $10,000, Amanda Johnston $8,000, $4,000, Chad Springer $4,000, Jessica Newton and James Williamson Katie Thralls $8,000, Kathryn Uglow Foret $3,000, Courtney Groth $3,000, Community College 2 year Scholar- $6,000, Alexander Curtis $6,000, Cory Taylor Machado $3,000, Jesse Ashcraft ships $2000 each: Holly Duffy, Candice Chang $6,000, Alexa Danner $6,000, $2,000, Lisa Banke $2,000, and Brian Evenson, Alena Harris, Stephanie Dana Felker $6,000, Katrina Anderson Shaw $2,000 Reibert, Justin West, and Jennifer $4,000, Andrew Budiman $4,000, Dan- St. Patrick's Seminary Scholarship Whitney ielle Dixon $4,000, Kellie Knezovich Award $10,000: Leonard Marrujo Technical/Vocational Scholarship $4,000, Dhanya Madhusudan $4,000, The Mario Pedrozzi Foundation is $4000: Ashley Hund Philip Hopkins $4,000, Aaron Sanchez in its second year of awarding graduates Graduate School 2 year Scholar- $4,000, Kathryn Sanlis $4,000, Kevin of Granada and Livermore High School ship $5000 each: Katherine Eddle- Walton $4,000, and Cassandra Ventura Scholarships. Last year the foundation man, Hammad Hammad, and Garrett $4,000. awarded $500,000.00 in scholarships to 92 students. Pleasanton to Graduate 1200 Seniors Pleasanton Unified high schools School graduated at a ceremony Seunguk (Uggie) Lee is the vale- graduate 1,200 students at the Amador Theater (1155 Santa dictorian, and Michael Chen is the Pleasanton Unified School Dis- Rita Road). salutatorian. For Foothill, there trict will graduate 1,200 seniors at On Friday, June 12, Amador are four valedictorians--Swetha ceremonies being held this week. Valley and Foothill high schools Akella, Asher Bantock, Jonathan On Wednesday, June 10, se- will hold their graduation ceremo- Hwang, and Jenny Mei. Casey Long of Pleasanton accepts his appointment notification niors at Horizon High School nies at their respective school's Tickets are required for seating from Rep. Jerry McNerney. Long will attend the U.S. Naval participated in a ceremony at 11:30 football fields. Foothill seniors will at the Amador Valley and Foothill a.m. in the Village High School graduate at 6:30 p.m., and Amador graduations. Families and friends Academy. multipurpose room (4645 Bernal of graduates are encouraged to Valley will start their ceremony at Avenue). Also on June 10, at 7 7:30 p.m. carpool and arrive early to allow p.m., seniors from Village High The valedictorians and salu- sufficient time for parking. tatorians from Amador Valley Amador Valley High School is and Foothill high schools were located at 1155 Santa Rita Road. introduced to the PUSD Board Foothill High School is at 4375 of Trustees. For Amador Valley, Foothill Road. Your Stage Toys Opens Rob and Dee Nitzsche com- bined their collective interests in set design, performance and their three girls to form Your Stage Toys, celebrating the opening of its first store on June 6th at 63 An- gela in downtown Pleasanton. The Grand Opening festivities include appearances by Capt’n Jack Spareribs, Magic Dan and Rep. Jerry McNerney congratulates Kristine Lindstrom of Sunol for The Front Porch Band. Your Stage Toys was formed her appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. in 2007 as an on-line toy store featuring products emphasiz- Two Named To Service Academies ing sustainability and natural materials that promote learning Two Valley residents were among 14 young men and women appoint- ed to the service academies by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton. through performance, creativity Casey Long, an Amador Valley High School graduate, will be enroll- and imagination. Your Stage Toys ing at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Among his hobbies will feature a stage on which big are playing the piano and doing gymnastics. and little performers can put on Kristina Lindstrom of Sunol, a graduate of Stevenson School in Pebble magic shows, puppet shows, Beach, will attend the Air Force Academy. She was a competitive ski dance, music or theatrical perfor- racer and broke many records at Stevenson School in weightlifting. mances. For information, go to www.yourstagetoys.com or call at 800-708-2198. 12 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 Community Organizations wishing to run notices in She is the daughter of Steven and Lourdes CAREs will speak about Livermore Lab issues. unwanted possessions. Meetings in Room 7 at AWANA children's program Wednesdays at Bulletin Board, send information to PO Box Contreras, residents of Pleasanton. Contreras Refreshments served. Public invited. www. 7 p.m. every Monday 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the 6 p.m. 449-4403 or www.Tri-ValleyBible- 1198, Livermore, CA 94551, in care of Bul- is a graduate of Amador Valley High School. trivalleydems.com St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church. Church.com. letin Board. Include name of organization, Texas Lutheran University recently named Brain Book Club, June selection is How We Room 7, 4300 Mirador Drive, Pleasanton. Unitarian Universalist, 1893 N. Vasco meeting date, time, place and theme or subject. Amy Lemmon of Livermore, to the Dean's Decide by Jonah Lehrer, meeting Wednesday, Livermore High School 1971-74 Reunion, Rd., Livermore. 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Phone number and contact person should also List for the spring 2009 semester. Lemmon, a June 17, 7-8:30 p.m. in the garden at Towne Aug. 8, Rod and Gun Club in Livermore, no Information 447-8747. be included. business administration major, is the daughter Center Books, 555 Main St., Pleasanton. host bar, buffet dinner. Tickets $45, couples First Church of Christ, Scientist, Liver- Contest - Amateur photographers can win of Paul and Sharon Lemmon. She is a graduate Everyone is welcome; book is available at the $85. Information Mike Lutz, 988-8655, Jeff more, has services at 10 a.m. every Sunday cash prizes in Alameda County CattleWomen's of Livermore High School. store, 925.846-8826. Hannon, 209-243-2712; Phil Martin, 650- and at 7:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each "He Oughta Beef in Pictures" Father's Day Instructors sought for Fall session. Have Rockin' Rackfest 2009, Sat., June 20, Al- 454-6218; Shauna Pope, 456-0576. email month. Sunday School for students (ages 3-20) photo contest. Winning photo will be published fun and make some extra money by teaching ameda County Fairgrounds, noon to 5 p.m. Day LHS71email@example.com. is held at 10 a.m. every Sunday. The church and in The Independent. Contest entries, which can or sharing a special talent at Livermore Adult of good food and fun, artistic vendors, salon Tri-Valley Seniors: Need a ride to your reading room are located at Third and N Streets. be black and white or color, are to show shy Education. You need not be credentialed. Please and spa pampering, games and entertainment. medical appointment? Seniors who require The Reading Room, which is open to the public, father deserves beef on Father's Day. Photos call 925-606-4722 for more information Sponsored by Save the Ta-Tas Foundation and door-to-door service are now eligible for a features books, CDs and magazines for sale. must be 3" x 5" or larger. An optional 25 words OSHA training, OSHA 500 trainer course Whole Foods of San Ramon. Raffle, wine and ride to their medical appointments. Volunteers For information, call (925) 447-2946. or less description of the photo may also be for construction industry and OSHA 501 trainer beer garden. Proceeds benefit breast cancer use their personal vehicles to drive seniors to Faith Chapel Assembly of God, 6656 Alisal submitted. Amateur photographers of all ages course for general industry: The courses brief research. Information www.RockinRack- and from medical appointments. Seniors must St., Pleasanton, Sunday School for all ages 9:30 are invited to enter the contest. Official entry participants on effective instructional ap- fest2009.com. be 60 and over, living in Dublin, Livermore, a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Children’s Church forms may be obtained at the website, www. proaches and address topics required by the Livermore High School, class of 1969, 40 Pleasanton or Sunol, and unable to find a 11:15 a.m. Women's Bible study Wednesdays alamedacountycattlewomen.com, or by calling 10- and 30-hour OSHA programs focusing year reunion, Sept. 19, 2009. Information call ride (relative, friend, bus, paratransit.) For at 10 a.m. Please call office at 846-8650 for 455-5755. Entries must be postmarked by Fri., on those considered to be most hazardous. A Terry (Durham) Wolcott, 447-6627, or Mary a ride, or to volunteer, contact Jennifer Cul- weekly programs. June 12, 2009. All entries will be displayed on qualifying written exam will be administered (Gomes) Straight, 447-5815. len at (925) 931-5387 or ja.cullen@yahoo. Our Savior Lutheran Ministries, 1385 S. the Alameda County CattleWomen website. at the end of the class. To participate, students Country-Western Barbecue, Pleasanton com. Funding for the Senior Transportation Livermore Avenue, Livermore. Sunday wor- Adult and Teen Volunteers Needed this must have completed the OSHA 510 construc- Senior VIP Club, Mon., June 22, Pleasanton Program is provided by Alameda County ship at 9 a.m.; Sunday School and Adult Bible summer for the Tri Valley Youth Court (TVYC). tion safety or the OSHA 511 general industry Senior Center, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Live Transportation Improvement Authority and Study at 10:30 a.m.; Sequel (Contemporary Teen volunteers can serve as Advocates (youth standards course, and must have at least five entertainment by South County Band play- Measure B Funds. worship) at 10:30 a.m. For information, call attorneys), Court Clerks and Jurors. Advocates years of health and safety work experience. ing classic country, line dancing, couples Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley 925-447-1246. prepare and present the case for the Defendant. 500 - July 6-9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 501- June 15- dancing, great food. $8. Tickets at the VIP is looking for Volunteer Drivers to transport Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 Jurors and Court Clerks are needed one evening 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CLPCCD OSHA Training travel desk, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. seniors to their medical appointments. The East Avenue, Livermore. 9 a.m. Sunday wor- per month – the first Tuesday from 5:30 pm Center, 5020 Franklin Drive, Pleasanton. Information, 931-5370. Deadline to purchase Senior Transportation Program supplements ship. Information 447-1950. – 8:00 pm at the Gale/Schenone courthouse in For more information and to register for the tickets is June 18. existing public and paratransit services by pro- Calvary Chapel Livermore, “Unequivo- Pleasanton. TVYC is a diversion program for course visit www.osha4you.com, or call (866) Pleasanton Senior VIP Club, trips: Fri., viding rides via volunteer drivers. Volunteers cally teaching for today the whole counsel of first time teen offenders. For more information, 936-OSHA. June 26, Flowers and wine - Plymouth- must have a valid driver's license, a registered God’s Word” Sunday Services 10:30 am and visit our website at www.trivalleyyouthcourt. The Ins & Outs of Today’s Real Estate Clement includes flowers, wine tasting and vehicle and carry personal automobile liability 6:00 p.m. 545 N. L Street Livermore. (925) com or call Tonya at (925) 337-7175. Market, A casual, no pressure way of finding lunch, $71 members, $73 nonmembers. July insurance. Please contact Jennifer Cullen for 447-4357 - www.calvarylivermore.org. Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club out about the realities of buying and selling 8, Carmel & 17-mile drive, $44 members, more information at (925) 931-5387 or email: Kids Night Out, 1st through 6th graders, meets on Thursday, June 11, at 7:00 p.m. real estate in today’s economy. Thursday, $46 nonmembers. July 3-5, July 4th in Reno- firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. June 17-July 15. Each The meeting will take place at Alisal School, June 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room Sparks, includes fireworks, casino package, RELIGION week features a special theme such as water fun, multipurpose room, 1454 Santa Rita Road, (Room 106), Our Savior Lutheran Ministries, etc. $237 double, $355 single, $3 additional First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth games, sports and a scavenger hunt. $55 ($5 Pleasanton. This month’s speaker is Ed Laivo 1385 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore. Topics for nonmember. Information, Travel desk, Street, Livermore. Information (925) 447-2078 per night). Register, contact Valerie Fleming, from Dave Wilson’s Nursery. His topic will include market conditions, loan modifications, Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., or www.fpc-livermore.org. 484-2482 ext. 106 at Children@harvestvalley. be summer pruning of fruit trees. Visitors short sales, bank owned properties, homebuyer Pleasanton, 931-5370. Tri-Valley Bible Church, 2346 Walnut org. Harvest Valley Christian Church, 3200 are welcome. For questions, call Sally at programs, tax assessment reduction, plus ques- NAMI Tri-Valley Parent Resource & Sup- St., Livermore, holds Sunday worship at 10 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton. 417-8809. tion and answer opportunities. port Group, meets June 16, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Club, Rodeo dinner-dance, Livermore-Pleasan- p.m. Pathways To Wellness 5674 Stoneridge Children's classes during adult worship service. Sat., June 14, 70 miles Muirwood Park in ton Elks Lodge 2117. Sat., June 13, 6 p.m. Elks Dr., Suite #116, Pleasanton. A support group for Pleasanton Walnut Creek and Clayton, meet Lodge, 940 Larkspur Dr., Livermore. Western parents of children diagnosed with, or suspected 8:30 a.m. Herman Bonilla, 426-0680. Sun., tri-tip dinner (chicken available by advance of having, bipolar or other mood disorders. June 14, 36 miles Embarcadero to Tiburon request), dace to music by DJ Steve Edwards. Contact: Suzi Glorioso, (925) 443-1797, or and Larkspur, meet 10 a.m. Bill Goodwin, Tickets and reservations, call the Elks Lodge e-mail: email@example.com 487-0521. Wed., June 17, 47 miles, Shannon at 455-8829 by June 10. NAMI Tri-Valley Family Support Group, Center in Dublin to Castro Valley and Moraga Widowed Men and Women of Northern Pleasanton, June 15, 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Commons, meet 10 a.m., Bill Goodwin, 487- CA, Lunch in Livermore, June 16, 11:30 a.m., Pathways To Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Dr., 0521. Anyone planning to go on a ride is asked RSVP to Roselyn by June 12 at 999-9936. Suite #116, Pleasanton. A support group for to call the leader for details on where to meet Happy hour in Pleasanton, June 19, 5 to 7 family/caregivers of adults with mental illness. and what to bring. p.m., RSVP to Lorraine by June 17, 846-3330. Contact: Marsha McInnis, phone: 980-5331, or The 12th Annual Pooch Parade will Friendly bridge/optional lunch in Castro Valley, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org take place on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 in June 20, 1 p.m. RSVP to Paula by June 17, San Ramon Valley Newcomers Club, downtown Pleasanton. Registration begins at 5 510-537-6438. Happy hour in Castro Valley, luncheon June 18, 11:30 p.m. at the Crow p.m. and the parade starts at 6 p.m. at Wayside June 26, 4 to 6 p.m., RSVP to Bert by June 24, Canyon Country Club. Spencer Christian, Park, corner of First Street and Neal. Enter 510-582-7524. Birthday dinner in Fremont, the TV personality, will be the guest speaker. your pooch in one of eight categories. The June 27, RSVP by June 24 to Ramona at Contact Paula at 735-6483. entry fee is $10.00 per category. All proceeds 510-471-9630. Essential Tremor, East Bay Essential benefit the Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Rais- Free teen workshop, Pleasanton Com- Tremor Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon ers. For complete details and registration go to munity Counseling Center, "This is Not the the third Saturday of each month in Black- http://www.trivalleyguidedogs.org. Outcome I Expected: How to Handle Loss hawk A&B conference rooms at San Ramon Film, “River of Renewal,” will be shown and Disappointment." Sat., June 20, 2 to 4 p.m. Regional Medical Center, 6001 Norris Canyon Sat., June 27, 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall; 6250 Pleasanton Library. Teens will have opportunity Rd., San Ramon. Those recently diagnosed Village Parkway, Dublin. Meet & greet begins to share with one another in a confidential and with ET or wanting to learn more about the at 6:30 PM. The film will be followed by a supportive setting. Free. Snacks. $10 Jamba most common movement disorder, welcome question and answer period hosted by the Juice gift card for attendance. Call Jenny, to attend. Information, call 487-5706 or email author and filmmaker, Stephen Most. This 600-9762 ext. 7#. email@example.com. film explores the conflicts between various Tri-Valley Democratic Club, Meets 7 p.m. ClutterLess Self Help Support Group, (CL) groups who have an interest in the Klamath June 15 at the Livermore Library, 1188 So. is a nonprofit, peer-based, self-help support River, either for its water or because of its Livermore Ave. Marylia Kelley of Tri-Valley group for people with difficulty discarding salmon fishery. This event is open to all, is free (although, a $3.00 donation keeps things humming along), refreshments are served, and the hall is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 925-462-3459, College Admission Seminar - Discover the Top Ten College Admissions Myths and how colleges really evaluate applicants. Learn tips on finding colleges and applying to college. This free event will be held at the Pleasanton Library on Monday, June 29 from 7 - 8:30 PM. Contact Diane Keller at 963-2932 or drkeller- firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Student news: Christina Contreras, a resident of Pleasanton, CA has graduated from Pomona College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The College’s 116th Commence- ment Exercises were held on May 17, 2009. While a student at Pomona, Contreras was a senior interviewer in the Office of Admissions.