VOLUME XLVII, NUMBER 17 Your Local News Source Since 1963 SERVING LIVERMORE • PLEASANTON • SUNOL THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 Council Backs Downtown, Vasco Stations The Livermore City Council by the BART board. The decision The selected route was that for station locations, three pro- economic development near sta- voted unanimously to recom- is expected to made in June. recommended by staff. posals for maintenance yards and tion sites, reducing greenhouse mend that a BART extension The recommended route, Staff told the council that oth- 10 potential track alignments that gas and connecting with other to Livermore go underground known as 2B, follows I-580 er alignments were unfundable had emerged from previous stud- transportation systems such as through the downtown and at east from the Dublin-Pleasanton due to various constraints that ies. The tenth alignment, the one ACE and the high-speed rail grade to Vasco Road. station to Livermore’s East Air- would not allow the city to meet selected by staff and endorsed project. If funding could not be ob- way-Portola interchange, where the criteria need to gain money to by the council, evolved as part City engineer Cheri Sheets tained for a downtown station, it goes underground and angles build the extension. Among those of the public outreach process told the council, alternative 2B the council’s vote included southeast beneath Portola and is a requirement for housing. The that included public hearings and best satisfies community goals the recommendation to extend city streets to the location of MTC, which makes spending community workshops. Cost for and policies for infill develop- Find Out What's BART to Vasco Road. A Vasco station would be near the na- the current Altamont Commuter decisions, requires 3850 existing the various options range from ment, economic vitality and Express (ACE) station at the or planned housing units within Happening tional laboratories and the area downtown transit center. a half mile of a station. With the just over $1 billion for a single Isabel station to $3.8 billion for regional mobility; local, regional, state and federal transportation where Livermore anticipates that From there it turns east and 2B option, the required housing option 2B policies for intermodal connec- Check out the a large number of jobs will be rises back to the surface along could be split between the down- BART’s anticipated effect has tions, reductions in greenhouse generated at the i-Hub. The state the Union Pacific Railroad cor- town and Vasco sites. “Without evolved beyond freeway relief gases, congestion relief and second section has designated Livermore as an ridor leading to its terminus on the housing, the project will not to a more comprehensive array sustainable transit through mixed Section II is filled with infor- i-Hub, a center for innovation. the east side of Vasco Road. A be funded,” declared city traffic of benefits, such as connecting use development at stations. She mation about arts, entertainment The final decision on a BART maintenance yard would be con- engineer Bob Vinn. city with city, improving the also noted that is the environmen- and special events. There are extension alignment will be made structed at the Vasco site. Staff examined five proposals mobility of residents, stimulating (See BART, page 2) education stories, a variety of features, and the arts and en- tertainment and bulletin board listings. Pleasanton Looks at Negotiations to Settle Livermore Police Court's Cap Ruling To Host Town The Pleasanton City Council involved a charge of discrimi- Hall Meeting continued public hearings on how the city should respond to a nation. Urban Habitat alleged that the city favors housing for A Town Hall Meeting will recent court ruling, overturined seniors over other multifamily or be held May 4 at 7 p.m. at the the city’s housing cap. other low income types. Robert Livermore Community The council is considering Alameda Superior Court Judge Center, 4444 East Ave., Liver- three responses: continued liti- Frank Roesch issued the ruling more. It will feature Chief Steve gation, compliance, or negotia- on the lawsuit on March 12. Sweeney, Captain Scott Trudeau, tions. He ordered the city to complete Captain Steve Gallagher, and The council will continue to re-zoning to accommodate its other members of the Livermore meet in closed session to discuss share of the region’s housing as the various options. The next required by state law. The ruling Police Department. session was set for April 27. It prevents the city from using the The community education is possible there could be a deci- cap in any planning documents presentation is offered by the sion by the end of the week. The or decisions. The judge also sus- Livermore Police Department council appears headed towards pended the right of Pleasanton in cooperation with the Liver- negotiating, while retaining the to issue nonresidential building more Police Department Citi- ability to litigate if an agreement permits. Roesch did not rule on zens Police Academy Alumni were not reached. the discrimination charge. Photo - Doug Jorgensen Association (CPAAA) and the The city has until August 9 to “We think the order is broader Livermore Area Recreation and Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III high fives students at Rancho Las Positas in respond to the court. than the law allows,” stated Tom Parks District (LARPD). Livermore. Councilmember Cindy Mc- Brown, counsel hired by the city Chief Sweeney will discuss Govern noted, “We are truly to represent it in the litigation. Lorrie and Sully Sullenberger current law enforcement trends talking about issues, not making Brown noted that the city has in Livermore and then open the decisions. We are trying to reach failed to update its housing ele- meeting up to questions from an understanding on both sides” ment to include regional housing Honor Rancho School Students the audience. This Town Hall Hosterman commented, “Just numbers. Under state law, hous- Meeting is intended to allow our as we vigorously defended the ing elements have to be adapted community members to discuss cap, we will pursue vigorously and then updated on a regular topics they feel are important By Patricia Koning need to go to this school,” said Captain Sullenberger, of course, a solution that will bring Pleas- schedule. They are required to to them and the police depart- Lorrie Sullenberger has been Lorrie, an Ambassador to the saved an entire plane load of anton into compliance and safe- accommodate regional housing ment. waiting to meet the students at California Governor’s Council people.” guard the best interests of the numbers, he added. According to Chief Sweeney, Rancho Las Positas Elementary on Physical Fitness and Sports, Sully achieved worldwide community.” The city has spent about School since last September, the organization that sponsors the fame on Jan. 15, 2009, when The suit was filed by Urban $500,000 in legal expenses on “The Livermore Police Depart- when they gave away their Governor’s Challenge. he successfully landed US Air- Habitat, which claimed that the case. It does not include ment prides itself on being an Governor’s Fitness Challenge On Friday, April 23, Lorrie ways Flight 1549 in the Hudson the city’s growth policies made the work performed by the city open agency with our commu- it impossible for it to meet its gold medal award of a $100,000 and her husband Captain Ches- River after engine failure due attorney’s office. An appeal could nity members. This Town Hall ley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III to bird strikes. Lorrie runs Fit regional fair share housing num- cost about $250,000. The city Meeting will allow us to directly fitness center to Modesto’s Tu- olumne Elementary School. attended the school’s Earth Day and Fabulous . . . Outdoors bers, particularly with regard to could also face claims for legal interact with the people we serve assembly. “We often talk about ( w w w. f i t a n d f a b u l o u s o u t low income housing. The suit expenses for Urban Habitat, After reading essays from other and I hope that we can have a finalists in the Governor’s Fit- heroes in our world. I think a doors.com), which aims to help targeted the 29,000 unit housing which instituted the lawsuit. great exchange of information ness Challenge, Principal Chris hero is someone who changes a women find fun in everyday exer- cap and the growth manage- Brown said the options are and ideas. It’s imperative that Calabrese said it was obvious person’s life or saves a life,” said cise and accept their bodies. ment ordinance, which limits the to to include fighting the ruling. we include our community in that other schools had a greater Calabrese. “Both of our guests “I married him over 20 years number of permits allocated each “There are substantial questions our law enforcement efforts, need than Rancho for the fitness here are heroes—Mrs. Sullen- ago, back then he wasn’t so year. The housing cap could have about whether the city has the and I am always interested in center. berger because she changes cool,” said Lorrie. “You are lead- only been overturned by a vote of right to go immediately to the hearing what our residents have “I was so blown away by people’s lives by helping them ers right now. You set an example the people. appeals court because of the to say about what is occurring what you had done. I said we make healthier choices. And (See RANCHO, page 3) A third element of the lawsuit (See RULING, page 4) in town.” The Town Hall Meeting is an open forum. Everyone is welcome to attend. Reservations Grant Program Would Help are not required. It will help plan for seating if attendees register With Stream Improvements for the presentation by calling The Zone 7 Water Agency is preliminary designs for bank LARPD at 373-5700 and regis- launching a pilot grant program stabilization, erosion protection, tering for class #2723. to determine whether public/ habitat and other improvements private partnerships could help on a mile-long stretch of arroyo in implementing Stream Man- from Castlewood Drive down- agement Master Plan (SMMP) stream to the Verona Bridge. The projects on privately owned design work could then be used to stream reaches within Zone 7’s seek future joint funding for con- jurisdiction. structing those improvements, The Zone 7 Board of Direc- and could make the project more tors agreed to requests from a competitive for future state and group of private landowners for federal grant funding. a $100,000 grant to facilitate “This action demonstrates stream improvements consistent Zone 7’s willingness to work with Zone 7’s SMMP goals. collaboratively on watershed is- Their properties are located along sues, and provides one avenue for a stretch of Arroyo de la Laguna seeking joint funding on stream between Pleasanton and Sunol, management issues like slope which suffers from significant stabilization and restoration,” streambank erosion and loss of said Zone 7 Board President backyard property. Dick Quigley. “To finally see Photo - Doug Jorgensen The Urban Creeks Council, SMMP projects where the rubber a non-profit organization, will is meeting the road – and with The annual Wente Vineyards criterium and road race were held over the weekend. Winning the PET OF THE WEEk administer the grant along with community involvement – is re- junior men's (15-16) criterium was Marcus Smith of Pleasanton. Ryan Gabow of Dublin finished Meet her Royal Highness, $50,000 in matching funds it has ally special.” fifth in the 17-18 Jr. men. Mike Gabow was 7th in the master (45-99). Gordon Lau of Livermore Princess Diana! Although, received from the U.S. Environ- Zone 7’s SMMP, adopted in finished 6th in the men's criterium. In the road race event, Nathan Parks, Livermore, finished 3rd mental Protection Agency. The 2006, identifies the lower reach in the master class, Hanns Detlefsen, Dublin was 9th. Dan Foehner, Pleasanton, raced to 2nd in unlike her namesake, she is not money will be used to develop (See STREAM, page 3) British royalty- she is a Persian the men's event. princess! She is a true exotic beauty. She would do best in a quiet home where she can rule over her loyal subjects. Inside RABBIT ADOPTION EVENT Primrose is a stunning Lop who will capture your heart. She has white fur with soft gray markings including two whimsical To meet Princess Di, come to Art & Entertainment...... Section II Roundup..................................3 marks above her nose. To meet Primrose join us at the East Valley Humane Society’s kitty Bay SPCA, located at 4651 Gleason Dr. in Dublin on Saturday, Bulletin Board............... Section II Short Notes.............................10 City, located at 3670 Nevada May 1st from 11 am-4 pm. This month, free bunny portraits Street in Pleasanton. Call Classifieds...........................10 Sports......................................6 are being offered with adoptions! Photography by Brian Son, 925-426-8656 or visit the web Editorial.................................4 Obituaries................................9 www.journeyphotography.net. At noon, drop in for, Bunny site www.valleyhumane.org for Basics, a presentation on rabbit care and health. Anyone with Mailbox...................................4 more information. questions is welcome. Please visit www.eastbayspca.org or call 925-479-9670 for more info. PAGE 2 - The Independent, APRIL 29, 2010 BART (continued from page one) tally superior alternative with merce, said the chamber agreed to Greenville. If the downtown one of the original proposals. It making a decision, we need to gest that downtown won’t be a the best air quality, most energy with staff recommendation. His to Vasco alignment were to go came out of input received from take into consideration how destination, when the 2000 seat savings, and most reduction in reasons were eonomic. “We must forward, he asked why it could the public. “The freeway will do people will be living 30, 40 and theater is coming, is incorrect. vehicle miles traveled. It was the get BART to the i-Hub area near not continue as a subway all the nothing but benefit Tracy and 50 years from now.” Having a downtown station is a concept with the most support at the laboratories,” he stated. way to Vasco. Manteca. After 40 years, do we Mayor Marshall Kamena real plus.” the community workshops. Len Alexander, Livermore Susan Young called the fa- want to use our BART ticket for noted, “It’s important that the Kamena concluded, “I believe In looking at the proposed Isa- Valley Performing Arts Center vored alignment, “the path of commuters who have not paid,” rail goes to the laboratories. in this one. I haven’t heard any- bel and I-580 station, Vinn said CEO, favored 2B as the best most disruption to the most he asked. Horner said he would Thousands of jobs will be cre- thing that would make me change that because of the urban growth option. “I believe it will make residents of Livermore. It will pick the option that has the ated on the 1600 acre science my mind.” boundary (UGB), scenic corridor an impact on the viability of destroy a neighborhood. You will most benefits for the citizens of and technology park. To sug- policy, and airport protection the downtown and enhance our be hurting a lot of people.” Livermore. That’s 2B. He noted zone, no new housing could be ability to run the performing arts Valerie Raymond described that the decision impacts how we built at the site. In addition, there theaters.” the staff recommendation as will function in the future. “Cars is no connection to ACE. Winegrower Jon Christensen “staggeringly expensive. Fund- won’t continue to be the primary The Greenville site, once the reminded the council that the ing it would require strong com- way to get around. A station in the favored end of line station, is city’s policy has been to grow munity support and consensus, downtown will benefit the city unlikely ever to be built due to within the city’s current bound- which doesn’t exist. Regional for decades and decades.” environmental concerns. Regula- aries to avoid building in empty support is unlikely to be enthu- Marj Leider also did not want tory agencies have indicated they fields. Much effort and planning siastic. Every dollar spent is a to overturn the airport protection, would not likely issue permits had gone into preserving the dollar not available to projects UGB or scenic corridor protec- that would allow development of vineyards and open space areas important to other areas. The only tions. “If I didn’t keep them, I the station and maintenance yard, around the city. “There is a new alternative that makes sense is a would betray those who voted said Vinn. There are sensitive opportunity to focus more on the single station at Isabel/580. The me into office.” habitat and wildlife mitigation downtown. A major transit center limitations cited by staff are arti- Jeff Williams, who grew up in corridors in the area. “Because of can define a city center. Freeway ficial and can be changed.” Orinda where the BART station that, a station at Greenville is not stations are a concept of 30-year- Also stating that the con- is a block from the downtown, viable,” explained Vinn. In addi- old urban planning,” he stated. straints, such as the UGB, scenic said there were no negative im- tion, the location near the eastern Michael Weiner brought up corridor and airport protection, pacts to the downtown. “With a UGB would make it difficult to the impact on cultural activities. are all things that can change lot of hard work, we can make meet the housing requirement. Weiner, is a member of the board was Linda Jeffery Sailors. She sure the negative impacts are On the positive side, it would of the California Symphony. He pointed out that under the 2B mitigated in Livermore. When pick up the most San Joaquin said of Livermore, “It is a des- option, 81 living units would be commuters. tination spot. I look forward to lost. Other towns had to pay for Sheets called Greenville “fa- exploring its cultural offerings.” undergrounding. “I don’t think tally flawed for environmental David Lowell, who chaired we can afford it,” she stated. She reasons.” In addition, residential the Wings for Charity airshow, urged the city to recommend an development at 100 units to the pointed out that issues that make Isabel station with future expan- acre would be required at a loca- the protection zone necessary are sion possible. tion far from any city services. safety and noise. “I can’t imagine Sheila Cooper said of the pre- Malcolm Quint, BART proj- building the needed homes in the ferred alignment, “Homes will be ect manager, was asked about the area. No one would want to live taken. How will relocation take potential for a Greenville station. there.” place. I love the Bankhead The- “It is my sense that staff will not Reading a letter of support for ater. However, Livermore will recommend the site because of a downtown station was Rachael not become a destination for the the constraints that have been Snedecor, executive director of arts. The city does not have the identified,” he replied. Livermore Downtown Inc. The restaurants and walking areas to Vinn continued the discussion letter notes that the board feels make that happen.” of options. A downtown station confident that the presence of a Luanna Layton suggested is in the middle of the urban downtown BART station added that requirements for funding at core. It is best suited for transit to the existing transit center will Isabel and Greenville could be oriented development (TOD). allow Livermore to truly grow waived, because Livermore has “The biggest constraint,” said its residential and entertainment been paying into the system for Vinn, “is that development is developments. The underground such a long time. already there.” option preserves the design and In response to comments The Vasco station is near jobs, beautification elements in place about funding, BART Board the i-Hub and existing plans and the board strongly endorses member John McPartland com- for a neighborhood. It, too, is the underground option. The mented, “If BART goes to Isabel, constrained by existing devel- board would like assurance that not only would we end up with opment. with the addition of theater ven- difficulty in funding it, it would Vinn felt that concerns about ues, housing and transportation be a non-starter. It would be an noise and visual impacts could projects, parking structures and end game.” He said there are four be mitigated for the 2B option. street parking balance is main- criteria that must be met to gain When it came to concerns about tained. funding. They are political will, parking, Vinn said it could be Bob Baltzer pointed out that funding, sustainable ridership constrained in the downtown. He additional money could be saved and connectivity with ACE or the pointed out that many downtown by putting the Vasco yard east of high speed rail. Isabel would not stations on the BART line have Greenville and well south of I- meet the criteria. no parking at all. He felt that suf- 580 outside the UGB. This would Councilmembers then ex- ficient parking could be provided save $300 to $400 million. plained their reasons for support- at Vasco to intercept commuters. Those favoring a station on ing the staff recommendation. In the downtown, parking would the freeway, either Isabel alone or John Marchand noted that it be controlled by the city. It could both Isabel and Greenville point- is an extremely difficult topic to be shared with other uses. ed to the disruption construction handle. He has friends on both Public testimony was split would cause in neighborhoods. sides of the issue. “All of the ar- almost 50-50 between the down- There was concern about noise, guments have merit. One thing I town to Vasco alignment and loss of property values, and the find troubling are statements this keeping the extension on the loss of homes. is staff driven. It is goal driven. freeway with stations at Isabel Milo Nordyke said his prefer- A lot of the options are unfund- and Greenville. ence was a station at Isabel to able.” He said he did not want Those in favor of 2B talked provide access for students at- to change the airport protection about the positive economic tending the college. He pointed zone. Citizens have steadfastly impacts, ease of access by other out that homes have already supported the UGB. “I love the public transit and walking, and been built in the airport protec- fact we have the scenic corridor. the fact that it is the most likely tion zone. Other homes could It separates Livermore. Citizens to be funded. be built. put these protections in place.” John Mahoney, representing Matthew Steinberg favored Doug Horner pointed out the Livermore Chamber of Com- a freeway alignment all the way that the preferred option was not The Independent, APRIL 29, 2010 - PAGE 3 STREAM (continued from page one) of Arroyo de la Laguna, which the stretch near Verona Bridge flooding. partnerships in implementing carries much of the area’s storm- formed a neighborhood coalition Although many of the Valley’s some SMMP projects could be a water to Alameda Creek and on called Friends of Verona Reach to streams and channels are under win-win for everyone involved. to San Francisco Bay, as region- address their concerns about ero- public ownership, the Verona The grant program will re- ally important to the flood protec- sion and loss of property, along Reach of Arroyo de la Laguna quire minimum criteria to be tion goals of the entire Valley. with overall stream health. The is one of many privately owned further refined through the pilot The SMMP list a project for this bank erosion is a major source areas seen as important to the program: Grantee must provide stretch of arroyo that includes of sediment buildup in the down- overall health of the Upper Alam- a 25 percent match for requested bed/bank stabilization, restora- stream area of the arroyo, which eda Creek Watershed. Achieving grant funds. Grant funds may be tion/rehabilitation through bio- reduces its stormwater-carrying flood protection in the Valley is provided only to non-govern- engineering methods, and other capacity. In addition, the erosion therefore difficult for Zone 7 to mental organizations, non-prof- habitat enhancements within the is so great that large amounts of accomplish without costly or its, homeowners associations or reach. tree debris can become lodged unpopular land acquisition. Zone other groups assisting private Private landowners along downstream, causing out-of-bank 7 is hopeful that public/private landowners. Grantee must own land within Zone 7’s jurisdiction VALLEY ROUNDUP and be located on a stream identi- fied in the SMMP or subsequent flood protection improvement plans as needing improvement Bill Benefits Veterans was sleeping. or enhancement. A bill authored by Congressman Jerry Mc- Sterling was transported to Valley Care Hos- Nerney (CA-11) to address the needs of veterans pital in Pleasanton where he was pronounced deceased. who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) passed the House of Representatives. An investigation led detectives to believe that Adams caused the infant’s death due to “her de- Zone 7 Directors “Many service members who were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced a liberate disregard for his life.” Investigators con- Won't Increase cluded that when Adams used methamphetamine traumatic brain injury. In fact, traumatic brain for four consecutive days and refused to sleep, Meeting Pay injuries are the hallmark injuries of these wars,” she knew she was incapable of safely caring for said Rep. McNerney. “It is our responsibil- Sterling. Although she was aware of the dangers In a unanimous decision, ity to ensure that the Veterans Administration of caring for Sterling while under the influence Zone 7 Water Agency’s Board of is equipped and ready to provide the ongoing of methamphetamine, she did not make arrange- Directors chose not to increase services necessary to fully address the impact of ments for others to care for him, in conscious the amount of money directors disregard for his life. are paid to attend Board meet- traumatic brain injuries.” ings — even though their cur- McNerney’s bill helps develop improved poli- Adams is a long time abuser of methamphet- amine, with numerous arrests for drug related rent compensation falls below cies for care and rehabilitation of veterans with that of other water districts in traumatic brain injuries by establishing a special charges. She has been through numerous drug rehabilitation facilities, where she learned the the region. panel to assess how well the VA treats veterans dangers of using of methamphetamine. Board members said they with TBI. It will also help establish TBI-specific Adams had made plans to use methamphet- don’t serve in a publicly elected education and training programs for VA health amine in celebration of her upcoming birthday. In office for the money. Plus, they professionals. preparation for using methamphetamine, Adams want to set an example in these Congressman McNerney’s bill passed the stated she stopped breastfeeding Sterling. Adams difficult economic times by House as part of the comprehensive Caregivers traveled with Sterling to a residence in Rich- foregoing an increase in com- and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. The mond, California. Adams stated that while at pensation. inclusion of McNerney’s bill in this Act is an the Richmond residence, she continually smoked “It’s important for the public important step because the legislation reflects methamphetamine from March 15, 2009 until to know that the board sitting language agreed upon by both the House and March 18, 2009. here making policy and water Senate. The Senate could take up the Caregivers Adams then returned to her Livermore resi- rates decisions is, in compari- and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act in the dence. Although Adams was presented with op- son to neighboring boards, re- portunities to have someone else care for Sterling, ally paid leanly,” said Board coming months. President Dick Quigley. He said she continued to keep him in her custody. Adams was with Sterling on a couch inside their residence. compensation is particularly Workshop to Help Seniors While on the couch, Adams fell asleep for the first small when considering all the Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) will time since beginning her methamphetamine use time that Board members put hold a senior assistance workshop in Dublin. four days earlier. While sleeping, Adams rolled into Zone 7 business outside of The workshop will take place on Friday, April on top of Sterling, smothering him. Board meetings themselves. 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Dublin Adams has two other children, currently ages The Board’s current com- Senior Center, located at 7600 Amador Valley three and five. Both of these children had meth- pensation, last adjusted in June Boulevard. amphetamine in their system when born. They 2008, is $159.99 per meeting, were removed from her custody by Child Protec- with a maximum of four meet- Representatives from the Centers for Medi- ings per month for a maximum care and Medicaid Services, the Social Security tive Services. monthly total of $639.96. During Administration, and Alameda County Adult and that same period, the Bay Area’s Aging Services will be on hand to offer one- Funds for Schools Consumer Price Index rose 3.8 on-one assistance to seniors with obtaining A “drop off and donate drive” last Thursday percent. benefits, including applying for Social Security at Pleasanton schools resulted in donations of The mean compensation level and Medicare benefits, checking on the status of $73,000. of other six Bay Area water a previous application, and obtaining help with CORE, Community OutReach for Education, agencies surveyed is $166 per missing Social Security payments. is a combined effort by PPIE (Pleasanton Partner- meeting, with a maximum of 9.2 In addition, representatives from the Dublin ships in Education Foundation), all Pleasanton meetings per month for a maxi- Police Department and the Eden I&R / Alameda mum monthly total of $1,448.88. Unified School parent groups, and the District to County 2-1-1 program will give presentations Currently, Zone 7 is also the raise funds for libraries, technology, and student only agency of those surveyed on topics relevant to seniors, such as fraud pre- vention and how to connect with social service support programs. in which board members are agencies. The overall goal of the campaign, which will not eligible for health and dental For questions regarding the workshop, contact run through June 1, is $954,064. PUSD fami- benefits. Congressman McNerney’s Pleasanton office at lies have been asked for a donation of $150 per 925-737-0727. student, and community members are invited to donate as well. Currently, the campaign has Murder Charge in Baby’s Death raised a total of $130,165. The Livermore Police Department arrested The next Drop and Donate day is May 27. Jessica Adams for the murder of her two month However, donations may be made any time, by old baby, Gary Sterling. check on online at www.ppie.org. Livermore police and medical personnel A garage sale is planned for Friday, April 30 responded to a call about an unresponsive baby (3 - 6 p.m.) and Saturday, May 1 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) on March 19. His mother told the officers that at 2810 Camino Segura. she had accidentally suffocated him while she RANCHO (continued from page one) for other children and adults in your community and across the country. We are here today to be inspired by you.” Sully told the Rancho students they have a unique school culture and attitude. “It’s so much fun to be here, such joy in the room,” he said. “Before I landed the plane in the Hudson, I hoped that by the end of my life that I would have done enough things, one day at a time, to have made a difference in the world. You are on the right path of making heroic choices, one day at a time.” The Sullenbergers joined Calabrese and several Rancho teachers on stage to lead the children in the fitness song “Tony Chestnut (Toe-Knee Chest-Nut)”. The Rancho students then sang the Rancho school song to the Sullenbergers and then every- one—all 522 students, their teachers, other staff members, and plenty of parents—headed out to the track where the Sul- lenbergers jogged a lap with the students. Lorrie and Sully spent a long time signing autographs on cop- ies of Sully’s book “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters”, scraps of paper, hands, and even the back of the students’ Governor’s Fitness Challenge t- shirts. Several children, walking away from Sully, swore they’d never wash their hands again. Every student at Rancho has completed the Governor’s Chal- lenge since it began in 2006. The school has been finalist in each of the last three academic years. To participate in the Governor’s Challenge, students must be ac- tive 30-60 minutes a day at least 3 days a week for a month in addition to physical education classes. For more information on the Governor’s Challenge, visit www.calgovcouncil.org. PAGE 4 - The Independent, APRIL 29, 2010 Pleasanton Objects to Condition on Rt. 84 Funds EDITORIAL Community Responds The City of Pleasanton will be sending a letter to the Tri-Valley Transportation Council (TVTC) Pleasanton has been at odds with other valley communities over the extension of Stoneridge Govern urged the council to send a letter to TVTC. “Something like this has never happened on member jurisdictions. “Our businesses and people are pay- ing into the TVTC fund. Setting objecting to a condition placed Drive. The extension was ap- before. It is not a good thing to a condition on spending those Instrumental music in elementary schools in the Liver- on funding a project Pleasanton proved as part of the Staples start now. I think it’s really bad funds is a line that shouldn’t be more Valley Joint Unified School District appears to have has long wanted. Ranch development. However, business,” she declared. “Funds crossed,” declared Sullivan. been saved for at least another year, thanks to the Liver- Matt Sullivan, who represents a lawsuit challenged the ad- should be based on commute Livermore City Councilmem- more Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) working with Pleasanton on TVTC, told the equacy of the Staples Ranch needs. Funding decisions should ber Doug Horner, who represents council last week, “The good environmental impact report in not be political.” Livermore on TVTC, told the city the community. City Manager Nelson Fi- news is there is funding to begin looking at impacts resulting from council that because of the slow LVEF president Vicki Schellenberger announced re- planning the portion of Route 84 the extension. An out of court alho commented, “We advocated down in development, TVTC cently that the foundation was closing in on its goal to raise between Pigeon Pass and I-680.” settlement was reached. The strongly against the inclusion of funds are coming in more slowly $100,000 for elementary music. She told the Livermore There is $2.94 million designated city agreed to conduct additional the condition, but were unsuc- than anticipated. “There is $2.94 school trustees, “Keeping an elementary instrumental music for the area. studies. The council will then cessful in having it removed.” million for Pleasanton to begin program is really a game changer. If you cut elementary “However, I have an issue review the new information and Sullivan noted that placing a planning the southern portion of with the decision. There is a revisit the approval of the road condition by a regional commit- Route 84. The provision moves music, in four years you’ll see a drastic change at the high condition attached. The money extension, along with Staples tee sets a precedent that could forward only if the MOU is schools.” is not approved unless there is a Ranch plans. lead to other regional agencies signed,” stated Horner. The community stepped up to contribute to the program: signed memorandum of under- Councilmember Cindy Mc- placing conditions on projects Wente Vineyards, through the wine bottle auctions at its standing among the members of the Triangle Committee on Livermore Labeled 'Boomtown' summer concert series; ABC Music, though its House of Floyd concert in February; and the Gene Morgan Insur- arterial extensions. I objected strenuously and voted against the ance Agency, which donated $10,000 in November. Earlier allocation, because of that condi- this year, the middle school and high school bands and tion,” explained Sullivan. Livermore was recently la- new BART stations. housing, mass transit is coming orchestras raised nearly $9,000 at two “Make Time for The Triangle committee con- beled a “boomtown to be” by 8. It is home to two federal and there is a regional theater in sists of Livermore, Pleasanton, radio talk show host Mike Con- national laboratories. the offing. With the Bankhead Music” concerts. sol. 9. It is home to – or has signifi- Theater, there is a tremendous LVEF continues to fundraise through its “Straight A’s Dublin, and Alameda County. It was established to study ways His show, Boomtown Busi- cant operations from – signature play for culture.” He suggested for Livermore Students: Academics, Athletics, and Art” to improve traffic on local high- ness, airs on KDOW AM1220 employers such as Comcast, that is all good for business. program. The goal is to raise a total of $300,000, to be split ways. One of those is the ex- Saturday 7 a.m. or Sunday 11 Kaiser, FormFactor, the Wine He pointed out that the city evenly among the three areas. tension of roads in the three a.m. Group and Topcon Positioning and chamber have worked to- communities: Stoneridge Dr. in On April 17, his program Systems. gether to bring in businesses and We hope the community comes through with funding for 10. Lastly, this city – and val- those businesses in turn promote Pleasanton, Jack London Blvd. focused on Livermore. He didn’t all of these programs to ensure Livermore students have say which city would be the topic ley – has given birth to and hosts Livermore. He added that it is in Livermore, and Dublin Blvd. the well rounded educations they deserve. in Dublin. of the program. He stated, “I’m more than 40 wineries. rare for a chamber and govern- talking about a boomtown in the He followed the introduction ment to work together. future tense, rather than the pres- with an interview of Rob White, White said that one of the ent. I believe it is on the cusp of Livermore’s economic develop- companies coming to Livermore breaking out in a big way.” ment director, and Dale Kaye, is Bridgelux. “The company was RULING (continued from page one) He added, “In fact, if munici- palities were stocks and I was a CEO of the Livermore Chamber of Commerce. considering moving its manufac- turing offshore. We were able to stock picker, this city would be Consol asked White if he felt bring them to Livermore.” outstanding claims of discrimi- Councilmember Jerry Thorne beat down local restrictions on my hot pick as the city that will Livermore were poised to pull White added there is a com- nation. The claims need to be wondered if growth could be development.” pull away from the pack when the away and become a boomtown. mon vision at all levels. The resolved before the city could file based on social services that Of the court ruling, he said economy rises out of this dread- White replied, “Livermore mayor is on the board of the an appeal,” explained Brown. He should be provided by the state that the judge’s remedies way ful recession. “ already is a boomtown.” It con- Chamber. City and chamber added that an appeal would be or the county. overshot the mark. The judge He said the city has outstand- tinues to see business growth. staffs work well together. There a long and expensive process. Dolan replied, “I wouldn’t had no authority to throw out the ing fundamentals: There is low unemployment is constant communication. He “The council needs to think about dismiss the idea out of hand.” cap entirely. Saying the city can’t 1. It’s got a sizable population, under 8 percent, and the business noted that over seventy company committing the needed time and The public testimony fol- issue any commercial approvals so it already has a critical mass of occupancy rate is in the low 90s. headquarters or regional head- resources to an appeal.” lowed. until land is rezoned is too high people and political power “There are a couple of jewels you quarters are located in the Valley, The city could comply. “What Kay Ayala commented that a price. The City of Pleasanton, 2. It’s got lots of undeveloped didn’t mention. The Livermore most of them in Livermore. They that means is subject to some local control is being taken away. itself, should be asked how to ful- land. airport allows businesses to eas- are new and clean tech compa- debate. As it reads, the ruling She said that the city should ap- fill state numbers. The Plaintiff 3. It’s got a science and tech- ily access world markets. Plus, nies, all start-ups. eliminates the cap and allows ‘by peal the decision. should agree to drop the com- nology park in formation. there is a lot of industrial land Kaye said it is important to right’ development,” said Brown. Others focused on negotiation. plaint if the city makes realistic, 4. It was selected as one of available that is under utilized or take advantage of all the jewels. It isn’t clear whether the develop- Affordable housing advocates practical adjustments. only six places selected to be not built on,” said White. She noted that not just Livermore ment would be ‘by right.” He said Pat Belding and Becky Dennis He said the Superior Court part of the state’s iHub program, Kaye noted there has been companies are involved, but Sy- that short of eliminating the cap, urged a settlement. ruling does not set a precedent. acres which are designed to spur a recent influx of new business base in Dublin and Chevron in the city could leave it in place Belding stated, “An appeal However, if it were appealed to economic growth by showcasing that provides potential for greater San Ramon. “These companies with the ability to make excep- would be a further waste of the Court of Appeal, the resulting and supporting California’s most things to come as they spread are interested in being intercon- tions to accommodate regional taxpayers money. This is an op- decision would set a precedent. promising hubs of innovation.. the word about what Livermore nected.” housing numbers. “It would be a portunity to gain the workforce Some cities have built in 5. It’s got a thriving and quaint has to offer. Many of the busi- Consol said that neither the floating cap.” housing that the city needs.” escape valves, if their caps were downtown. nesses coming are technology chamber nor the city act as if Negotiations are a third op- Dennis talked about infra- not allowed. The current Pleasan- 6. It’s got a strong housing companies. Livermore were a really small tion. Brown said that strict com- structure. She said that the city ton cap allows no exceptions. It stock with lots of recently com- Consol noted, “Livermore is town. Livermore operates like pliance to the ruling wouldn’t knows what its sewer capacity is, could be 2020 or 2025 before the pletely construction. incredibly well balanced. It has cities such as Los Angeles. It necessarily advance the city’s or the water it needs, and the traffic. cap is reached at the rate housing 7. It on tap to have a BART technology, emerging tourism, plays in the same way the big the advocate’s best interest. The She suggested allocating building is being built. line extension brought to the city its ag heritage has been protected, boys and girls do. It has paid city has been in talks with Urban permits to both commercial and with one and maybe even two there are wineries, a variety of dividends in a really big way in Habitat. housing development in a fair attracting new business. He said the city can retain its manner. “The city cannot fail White said it is the quality of right to litigate at the same time to allocate infrastructure to low life that is attractive. Plus the city is is negotiating. “We intend to and very low income housing. It has a top priority to be business do so until the time we have an should not all go to commercial friendly. agreement that both sides find development.” (Opinions voiced in letters nity. McKeehan’s statement that tions, the aloof land speculator Kaye said there are seven acceptable.” Mary Roberts, who took part published in Mailbox are those “there is a waiting list for families from outside the country, in spite things that are identified as pro- Mayor Jennifer Hosterman in the most recent housing el- of the author and do not neces- to see a pediatrician in this area” of never actually showing up in moting innovation. They are: a noted, “The ruling means that ement update as a planning sarily reflect the opinion of The may be based on requests for person to any local city hearing, good research institution, en- the city is obligated to plan and commissioner, said that people Independent. Letter Policy: The same day full physical exams. spent record amounts of around trepreneurs, investment capital, zone to allow for the possibility “didn’t plan, they had agendas. Independent will not publish There is no waiting list in the a half-million dollars to influ- a talented workforce, business of development. In no way is I don’t think we should appeal. anonymous letters, nor will it non-foundation pediatricians’ ence local elections and to try friendly government, quality of the city committed to build or I prefer negotiation. We need publish letters without names. offices for same day ill or urgent to convince Pleasanton voters life, and social and professional devote public resources to build- to be able to retain the right of Abusive letters may be rejected visits. In fact, actual statistics by to approve Kottinger Hills and networks. Kaye said, “We don’t ing homes.” discretionary approvals.” Roberts or edited. Frequent letter writers governmental agencies reveal Dublin voters to double its popu- have boundaries. We are looking Brown pointed out that since said it is time to look at a more may have publication of their at a brand of innovation. It’s a job that this geographic area has had lation and approve Measure B, the cap was approved in the mid- regional approach to housing. letters delayed.) creator that will help everyone an excess of pediatricians per in order to annex another 1,400 1990s, state obligations have There is lots and lots of high 100,000 lives for years. acres of East Dublin it owns near in the region. The trend is to evolved. Dozens and dozens of density housing in Dublin that is Doctors Respond McKeehan compares John Tassajara Road. The result? Take involve the larger companies in laws have been approved, chip- empty and more is on the way. Bruce M. Gach, M.D. Muir’s Foundation with Val- a look at that view of 14,000 the effort.” ping away at local control. Those should count as regional It’s an easy task for someone leyCare’s. John Muir formed housing units in East Dublin , When asked about companies There are growth management housing, said Roberts. trained in public speaking to its Foundation legally. Separate 30,000 new commuters and the in the pipeline, White declined to regulations available. Such tools One expert in the field of land undermine the truth with gener- from their Foundation is the John traffic congestion which has been name them. He did say that big have been tested in the courts and use believes the city council alities stated as facts. Chairs of Muir Medical Group, composed the result. transportation companies could upheld, said Brown. owes an obligation to the resi- Boards of Directors and C.E.O.s of independent practitioners. Now Kottinger Hills is back be establishing new facilities. City Planning Director Brian dents of Pleasanton, who have rise to such positions in part They formed an alliance with on the ballot in Pleasanton , but They currently work with San- Dolan discussed some of the twice approved the cap by large because of their abilities to con- their hospital because of the this time it is called Oak Grove, dia on combustion research. He growth management tools the margins. “State law has imposed vince their “stakeholders” of manner in which they were ap- with 51 Ridgeland "Hotels," noted that Sandia is changing the city could utilize in the future. all this ambiguous verbiage on their version of the truth. The proached. They know they can all of which are proposed to be way combustion is accomplished. He noted that the city should local governments. It needs to be article “Doctors Group at Odds refer elsewhere as they deem larger than the existing "Hay- Auto makers can’t change to all have completed a housing ele- sorted out with legal opinions.” with Foundation” is peppered appropriate. McKeehan goes ward Hotel"---that monstrosity electric quickly. However, they ment update by June 2009. “We In the end, the city might find that with assertions from ValleyCare’s “on to say that all hospitals will of a house on top of Pleasanton could change the way fuel is wanted to see the outcome of the the restrictions are very onerous. Board Chair Deborah McKeehan eventually include foundations." Ridge. burned to create a zero emis- litigation,” he stated. The update On the other hand, the city might which illustrate how easy it is to That simply is not true and is I do NOT support Oak Grove sion car. will begin soon. It offers an op- not have as heavy an obligation manipulate facts. The ValleyCare another reason to question all of and here is why: Another aspect of the national portunity to include new growth as it is facing now. The expert Medical “Foundation” is a threat her other claims. 1. It involves scraping off laboratories that could lead to management tools. said he would probably go with to the patient’s free choice of Finally, when looking up the ridgetops to flatten ridgelines for increasing numbers of businesses One option is to rely on city- an appeal of the court decision. medical care. If a patient sees a regulations for a group to qualify development. in Livermore is the National Igni- wide standards for services and He said when planning for foundation physician, that phy- for Foundation designation you 2. It puts houses on ridgetop tion Facility. “If we can solve a infrastructure to limit growth. housing, a city doesn’t have to sician is only allowed to refer will find that legally constituted areas which voters have time and way to power the world in Liver- The city’s current system is have provide any fixed amount in the patient to other physicians foundations must have in place time again said are inappropriate more, it’s a big thing.” not based on a level of service order to meet state law. It can take employed by the Foundation un- 40 physician members in ten for development White explained that NIF is standard, explained Dolan. He into account all of the planning less the particular specialty is not separate specialties before apply- 3. It grades steep slopes in the experiment, not the power pointed out that if this option objectives such as the environ- available within the Foundation. ing for Foundation status. Agree- excess of 25% slope. plant. “It looks like researchers were selected, both commercial ment, natural resources and open That is part of their employment ments with outside providers to 4. Oak Grove is not environ- will reach their goal of fusion in and residential growth would be space. A city would only have to agreement with the hospital. accept referrals don’t qualify mentally sensitive to the site. May or June,” he stated impacted. zone to meet its regional housing The Foundation has hired many in this number. ValleyCare has It fills valleys with 26 acres of Consol also noted that the The city could develop a new numbers assigned by ABAG, no of its doctors from out of our yet to meet those government the dirt from the scraped off film commission is an exciting program. Growth could be grant- more. area and now has most special- requirements to call their group ridgetops. direction. ed that meets policy themes such There are no dollars for af- ties represented to avoid outside a Foundation. 5. Oak Grove does not create Kaye said it started as an as green building. “It is a system fordable housing. Who is going referrals. Is an unknown doctor Where do you as a patient open space. The open space is economic development initiative. referred to as a ‘beauty contest.’ to pay for it, he asks. He pointed the person you want to trust with wish to place your trust, with already there. Filming is excellent for every Projects are ranked based on out that the housing can’t be your health? your community physician or in 6. Grading is near or adja- business in the area. The city is what a city has set as criteria. The built unless it is subsidized. McKeehan stated that there an organization that isn’t honest cent to 900 rare native blue oak generic enough to be shot as a lot proposal that ranks the highest The city can’t pay, and neither is room to have independent with you? trees. of places. We are now scouting would be the one that met the the state nor developers will. doctors and Foundation doctors 7. Oak Grove does not raise for an Ernest Hemingway film largest number of criteria. “The numbers are an effort to practice together at the hospital. that takes place in Key West. The facts are the non-founda- Vote No on Measure D revenues for the city. It will “The single best element in be- Anne Fox actually cost more than the taxes tion pediatricians no longer get collected to maintain and service ing a successful commission is Pleasanton cooperation. We respond to such referrals from the community the development, and requires Back in 1993, the Lin land strange requests as a call for five obstetricians since all but two are formation of a Geologic Hazard development speculator filed cows all with white faces that had Foundation employees referring Abatement District (GHAD). Publisher: Joan Kinney Seppala a lawsuit against the City of to be on site in half an hour. only to Foundation pediatricians. The driving force behind all Associate Publisher: David T. Lowell Livermore where it owns 1,400 “Over the last five weeks, (INLAND VALLEY PUBLISHING CO.) Editor: Janet Armantrout That’s okay for the obstetricians these Lin-initiated sprawl Tri- acres in North Livermore north seven or eight major productions since they are paid a set salary Valley developments is land of I-580. 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Pleasanton rejected Kottinger Independent, 2250 First St., Livermore, CA 94550. approved an open space measure, A blogcast is available on the The foundation pediatricians Hills in 1993, the Pleasanton vot- Advertising rates and subscription rates may be obtained by calling (925) 447-8700 and in 2008, sued the citizens of internet by going to http://www. during regular business hours or by fax: (925) 447-0212. were hired to serve the obste- ers will have a chance to deliver Pleasanton . KDOW.biz. Editorial information may be submitted by email@example.com. trician’s needs, not the commu- (More MAILBOX, page 5) In the November 1993 elec- The Independent, APRIL 29, 2010 - PAGE 5 that "no" vote on Oak Grove on 1. Many of Measure D’s most outstanding with great singing Hell No!!! The proposed houses would ridgeline protection (Measure June 8th. I urge the Pleasanton vocal opponents and financial and comic skills. The issue is very simple: No be built on ridgelines visible PP) just passed by the voters in electorate to defeat this badly supporters live adjacent to the Tri-Valley Repertory has had on Measure D wants the Oak from all over our city. Pleasanton the last election. designed plan and vote ?no? on project, have their own self in- many wonderful productions Grove development to abide residents voted to save our hills Vote to preserve our ridgleline. Measure D. terests at heart in disallowing a over the years. This was one of by the General Plan which also from projects like this. Voting Vote to protect the environment. project that opens up an entire the very best. complies with Measure PP, a NO on D will stop multi mil- Vote NO on measure D. Yes on Measure D area (496 acres) for public use I am confident all who at- voter approved ballot measure lionaire landowners or anyone Bob Butler and enjoyment, an area they tend will be very pleased, and of a couple of years ago. else from building any dwellings Sierra Club: No on D Pleasanton now consider their private pre- such support will help keep The voters have spoken sev- that would mar our beautiful Richard Pugh We have a chance to bring serve. They live in Grey Eagle, a this fine company producing eral times, and once again we ridgelines. Sierra Club, Tri-Valley Group unprecedented benefits to the gated community, and Kottinger great entertainment that can be must vote to stop the building Executive Committee City of Pleasanton by voting YES Ranch, surrounded by private enjoyed locally. The company is on our Ridges or at least make The San Francisco Bay Chap- on Measure D in June. The Oak open space and signed to make a wonderful asset to our valley them comply PP. All this because Preserve Ridgeline ter of the Sierra Club recommends Grove plan approved by the city sure it is kept private. communities. our City Council will not step Brian Arkin No on the Oak Grove subdivision council in 2007 was the result of 2. Opposition to this project in and do their jobs…It’s funny Pleasanton because of its unsound environ- four years of public review and did not start until park, open how they vote according to their Vote NO on Measure D. Did mental impact. Oak Grove has negotiations. During this time the space and trail advocates came No on Measure D Political Donations… you ever shop at the now-empty been a troubled project from the property owners made many con- forward to insist the 496 acres of Linda Garbarino No on Measure D is a Grass Domus store ? The one which beginning. Not even the Planning cessions to improve the benefits open space was made available to Pleasanton roots organization, scraping by was Pleasanton’s largest grocery Commission would approve the of the project to the city. the public. I am voting NO on Measure to beat the large developer, who store in the 1960’s? It’s about Environmental Impact Report The property is 562 acres in The Oak Grove Project en- D. As Pleasanton residents we al- by the way has sunk tens of 8400 sq. ft., that is the average because it's that bad. the southeast hills, and under the joyed 7 public hearings, was ap- ready voted to protect our ridge- thousands in this campaign and size of the 51 homes authorized Ridgetops would be scraped General Plan could have as many proved by four councilmembers, lines from development. Now, operates with a fully paid staff. for the Oak Grove property. The off for a ridgeline road and build- as 98 homes. The plan on the is supported by park, trail and another developer push to mar No on Measure D will win. largest homes could go to 12,500 ing pads, with around 700 thou- June ballot includes 51 homes on open space advocates and key the ridgelines is called Measure You can see the mounting support sq. ft., so add another 50% to sand cubic yards of excavated 62 acres, with 497 acres donated local environmentalists. This is D. The promises in their fliers are at the Farmers Market, where I the Domus building. Of course, dirt being deposited in valleys. to the city, forming its largest a good project that respects the very misleading. Our schools will was hooked and have become a that does not count the multi-car If you think "mountaintop re- park. In addition, Pleasanton vision of preservation of the not be saved. Fees paid by the devoted supporter. garage, cabana house, or second moval," you'll understand why will receive millions in fees to southeast hills. proposed ridgeline homeowners I worked the streets all day unit. so many of us know this project help our schools, traffic improve- can NOT be used for classroom Sat April 24th and got only two A yard of dirt would be a is so very wrong. ments, and vital city services. programs, reduction of class size, negative remarks - two out of good-sized load for a full-sized 950 blue oak trees could This plan is a tremendous Performance to See or salaries. over 200 contacts - looks like pick-up truck. To build those 51 disappear, some a century old, opportunity for Pleasanton. I John Shirley What would Measure D pro- great odds to me. homes, it would take 620,000 because the project design has urge you to find out the facts for Livermore vide? It will allow wealthy land- Vote no on Measure D. Please such loads to move the dirt which them within or adjacent to the yourself, and join me, a 47-year I hope many of your readers owners to bulldoze the ridgelines vote on June 8. the Oak Grove developers plan area of grading. resident, in voting YES on Mea- will take the opportunity to en- and erect huge mansions that will to cut off Pleasanton’s southern The footprint of the proposed sure D in June. joy a great Tri-Valley Repertory blight our beautiful view! These ridges. To cut 43 feet off a hill 8,000 to 12,500 square foot production now running at the Big Box houses will be visible Vote No on D top, a lot of dirt needs to be residences is incredible. With a Bankhead Theater. from all parts of the city. Let's not Christine Bourg moved. Add a mile long road on planet climate emergency right Yes on D; “Springtime for Hitler” (The make the same mistakes made in Pleasanton the just flatten ridge to service in our face, how does anyone Yes on Open Space Producers) on opening night was other cities. Protect Pleasanton's Join me in voting NO on the 51 houses. in all conscience justify old dis- Dolores Bengtson amazing, and I am sure this great ridgeline by voting NO on mea- measure D. Don't be fooled by I have other concerns -- the credited building practices with Pleasanton production will be appreciated by sure D. glossy fliers of pristine hills and visibility of many homes from supersized use of materials and Measure D opponents are all during it its run. promises of money coming soon the valley floor, habitat destruc- consumption of energy? depending on Pleasanton voters The orchestra and the stage to our School District to rescue us tion, fire danger to homes on hill- Insensitive housing develop- making their decision regarding direction were excellent. as were Vote No on June 8 from the current funding crisis. tops surrounded by grasslands, ments disfigure scenic views, Measure D based on the incor- the costumes, set, staging, light- Tony Slimick If and when homes are built in significant distances and time destroy centennial oaks, fill in rect and misleading statements ing, and all aspects of the effort in Pleasanton the Oak Grove development, the delays for fire trucks, a truncated creeks, and damage habitat. The they make at Council meetings, support of the performers. What’s all the hub-bub about fees paid by homeowners (not City hearing process before the current project design just makes Farmer’s Markets and in letters Most of the beautiful blondes Measure D. I have spoken to both developers) can not be used for approval, a developer lawsuit no sense. to the editors. What is their actual in the ensemble were brunettes, sides and my choice was very programs, smaller class size, or to invalidate this referendum, Visit the website at sanfran- agenda? Keep these two points but great regardless of hair color. clear within just a few minutes. salaries; they would NOT save big money trying to buy this ciscobay.sierraclub.org. Send this in mind: The leads and principles were Not just No on Measure D…But our schools! election. flawed project back for rework by Lastly, this project violates voting No on Measure D. PAGE 6 - The Independent, APRIL 29, 2010 jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but it wasn't enough fifth, scoring 3 times to come from behind to put away the first-place A's, who answered and win their fourth straight. every Indians rally and clawed back to win D-Backs 8, A's 7. Top Hitters D-Backs a 10-9 battle. The Indians opened the game - Stanley 1B, 1B, 2B, 2RBIs, 2 runs scored; by sending 10 batters to the plate and scored Reeves 2B, 1RBI, 2 runs scored; Rasmussen five runs on four singles from Brett de Geus, 2B, 2 runs scored. Top Hitters A's - Hinds Nolan Burton, Michael Schwanhausser and 1B, 2B, 1 run scored; Swadener 1B, 1B, 2 Fabian Placencia, a walk and two hit-batters. runs scored; Bricker 1B, 2B, 2RBIs. Top Pitcher D-Backs - Steim 3.5IP, 0R, 3H, 1K. But the A's responded immediately with a Top Pitcher A's Lesky 4.5IP, 4R, 7H, 3K. first-pitch liner, a double and a three-run A close game between the D-Backs and A's homer on a two-out, 3-2 pitch that closed the came down to the wire. The A's came from gap to 5-4. In the second inning, the Indians behind to go ahead by one run in the fifth. The stretched their lead to 7-4 as Nick Martin D-Backs then took the lead by one run in the doubled to right-center, de Geus ripped sixth, but with two men in scoring position his second single, and Patrick Loughnane the A's were unable to convert in the sixth pounded a grounder between third and short. and the D-Backs held on for the win. But the A's knotted the score at 7-7 in the Minor AAA - A's 16, Red Sox 4. Top third with three singles and two walks and Hitters Red Sox – Michael Thaete 2 hits, 1 an errant overthrow to the pitcher that set off RBI. Top Hitters A's – JJ Sailors 1 BB, 1 a wild 2-4-2-3-2 play that allowed the tying run scored Mitchell Rocereto 2 hits, 2 RBI, run but ended with the second A's runner out 1 run scored; RJ Wright 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 runs at the plate as he tried to score when the first scored. Top Pitchers Red Sox – Jack Kath 2 IP, 3H, 3R, 4 K's. Top Pitchers A's – Seth Tri-Valley Blue Devils Squirt B team won the Norcal Championship. throw home caromed back toward first base. Street 1 IP, 1 H, 0R, 2 K's. Pleasanton Ballistic United Soccer Club U14 Premier reached the The Indians scratched out a 9-7 lead in the Team members are from Pleasanton - Sarah Takahashi, Ian Montesanti, fourth by loading the bases on three one-out A's 14, Phillies 8. Top Hitters Phillies - Jason Van Bladel 2 hits, 2 RBI. Top Hitters semifinals of the CYSA-North State Cup tournament at the Morgan Dylan Dilger, Gavin Wallace; Livermore - Zach Acton; Dublin - Peyton walks, with de Geus scoring on a wild pitch A's - Alex Hattori 3 hits 1 RBI; Troy Forward Hill Soccer Complex last weekend. The boys won their 4-team bracket Wisch; Danville - Erich and Henrick Lang, Mason Evans; Alamo - Cole and Burton on an infield grounder by Dustin 3 hits, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored. Top Pitchers in the preliminary round in Rio Linda in early April, then advanced to Dukleth. The resilient A's closed the gap to Phillies - Reid Heffron 1 1/3 IP, 2H, 1R, 4 Madzey; San Ramon - Gabe Buckles, Sage Zonner, Justin Morkin; 9-8 in the bottom of the inning, then took a K's. Top Pitchers A's - Blake Downey 2 2/3 the Sweet 16 round, where they defeated Heritage Manchester 5-2. Castro Valley - Ethan Stibich; San Lorenzo - Christian Wong-Ramos; 10-9 lead -- their first of the game -- in the IP, 2 H, 2R, 5 K's. Dodgers 11, A’s 5. Top Hitters Dodg- They then advanced to the quarterfinals, where they bested Almaden fifth and held on. Brentwood - Alex Barclay, Ethan Dodd; Tracy - kyle Corliss; Stockton ers – Andrew Walker 2 hits, 1 RBI, 3 runs Storm 4-2. Premier then met Santa Clara Sporting in the semifinal game - Jered Stevenson. The head coach is Andrew Barclay (Brentwood), scored; Mark Silverthorn 1 single & 1 triple, where, despite playing some of their best soccer all season, they fell assistant coaches are Greg Acton (Livermore), Thomas Corliss (Tracy) Studios of Self Defense 3 RBI. Top Pitchers A’s – Joe Murphy 2 2/3 IP, 2 hits, 1 R, 7 K’s. Top Pitchers Dodgers short 0-1 but finished in the top 4 of the 47 U14 teams entered. Pictured Martial artists from United Studios of and Jason Wisch (Dublin) Self Defense in Livermore competed in a – Drew Kujacich 4 IP, 2 hits, 3 R, 5 K’s. Great game that went back and forth until are (front, left to right) Marco Neves, kamron Crow, Scott Simpson, martial arts tournament recently in South the 6th inning. The A’s took the lead 5-3 in Jackson Adams, Rob Rowenhorst, Tommy Thompson, Connor Clark, Good Year for Blue are more than 300 kids in the program and they come to Dublin from as far away as San Francisco. The event, attended by 802 the 4th inning when RJ Wright crushed a coach Todd Higley; (back) coach Pablo Espinosa, Nathan Howald, competitors from the Bay Area and rest Devils Ice Hockey Elk Grove, Corte Madera and Stockton to of California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, triple to the left field wall and scored on the throwing error. The Dodgers manufactured 2 Michael Paiva, Collin Blaney, Aaron Trujillo, Thomas Lee, Nate Grixti, The 2009-2010 season marked the 40th play. The 2009-2010 season was the very Washington and Utah, comprised of three anniversary of the Tri-Valley Blue Devils, a first for the Blue Devils High School teams events: sparring, forms (classically called runs in the 5th to tie the game. After Andrew Walker came in for relief and held the A’s Max Molz, Brenden Inchauspe, and Pablo Espinosa. youth ice hockey club based at Dublin Ice- that play in the Bay Area league run by the "katas"), and kata with weapons. The event in the 5th, the Dodgers exploded for 6 runs land. The club was founded by the Merrick San Jose Sharks. Tri-Valley fielded three JV very good in the field, aggressive base run- saw competitors from over 25 schools com- in the top of the 6th inning to take the lead Nicholas Hall (offense) Garett Robb, Wesley ning by Jose Mariscal turned a single into a and Long families in the East Bay in 1970 teams and a Varsity team. pete, and was open to all of United Studios for good led by Mark Silverthorn’s massive Short, Garrett Riddiough and initially played at Southland Mall's ice For more information, please visit the bases loaded triple and then scored on the Yankess- (offense) Michael Anolin, homerun, and Sam Ogunfunmi got a single of Self Defense’s 200-plus schools. & an RBI. rink in Hayward. Tri-Valley Blue Devils web site at www. Team Livermore had 18 representatives throwing error. Tate Magindale, Skyler Steele- (defense) The sons and grandsons of the found- trivalleyminorhockey.com A's 13, Giants 11 - The A's steal a win Jake Addington, Shawn Walker, Hudson AA Division: Astros 6, Cardinals 4: The ranging all the way from white to black belts Astros and the Cardinals faced off in their ers are coaching and playing with the club in various age and rank categories, although over the Giants in a back and forth battle. Steele- Phillies (offense) Austin Machedo, today. With strong offense from Malini Tia with Mark Bennet, Michael Straus - (defense) second game of the season. Both teams USSD does not allow people under the The Blue Devils had a successful 40th Pleasanton American LL age of 16 to receive a full level black belt. two singles, one RBI and two runs scored and from Emory Larson with two singles, Cooper Meyer, Hunter Houghton, Isiah Garrido- Ramariez started strong; the Cardinals scored a run in the top of the 1st, Branden Trevethan hit a line anniversary season, with multiple tourna- Pleasanton American Little League Competitions are separated by both age and highlights: two RBI's and one run scored the Giants TeeBall - Phillies (Offense) Tanner Park- drive double and scored on a single by Ryan ment titles, four teams advanced to the state rank to ensure fairness. were strong. The A's answered back with er, Jared Di Paola, Ryan Martin (Defense) championships and one traveled across the Farm B: Yankees vs. White Sox: The Carlson. The Astros' Carson King answered Placing in various events included: hits of their own including a single, an RBI William Eccles, Sean Nadeau, Elena Wool- back with an awesome in-the-park home run country to compete in the USA Hockey Tier Yankees and the White Sox were fired up to 1st place: Alex Flegel-Jr. Pee Wee and 3 runs scored from Albert Amavizca sey: Yankees - (Offense) Braden Vash, Luthor II Nationals in New York. play their baseball game. Thomas Babati had in the bottom of the 1st. The Astros turned up Kata, Orange Belts; Alaric Hileman-Junior who reached base 4 times and RJ Wright Hart, Reggie Wade (Defense) Tyler Trudeau, the heat in the 3rd inning. Jack Volponi hit a In January, Tri-Valley's PeeWee B (un- a huge hit into the field and ran the bases Kata, Green Belts; Roger Hileman-Sr. Men with one RBI and 2 runs scored who also Daphney Lux, Andrew McAlinden der 12) team won the International Silver with ease. Eric Millar fielded the ball and solid single to right-center and then worked and Women's Kata, Green Belts; Kaelise reached base 4 times. The pitchers for both his way to third with two stolen bases. Gavin Stick Championship, an honor known as threw like a pro. Caleb Lammie swung the Hileman-Women's Sparring, Green Belts teams dueled with strong performances for the Stanley Cup of youth hockey. The team bat and connected with a slamming hit to the 2nd place: Justin Kundert-Boys Spar- the Giants from Woody Stultz for 3 innings Livermore American LL Napier and Daulton Johnston each doubled and Carson King tripled, bringing the Astros name will be engraved on the Silver Stick field. The boys enjoyed playing and seemed ring, Green Belts; Alaric Hileman-Jr. Men's and 4 strikeouts and Cameron Geyer for Livermore American Little League trophy in the Hockey Hall of Fame for the to work together as a team. 3 innings. Joe Murphy put together three highlights: run total to 4 at the end of three. The Cardinals Sparring, Green Belts; Carla Kochmann-Sr. threatened in the 4th inning but were shut next year. The same team won their division Farm A: Angels vs. Athletics: Angels Women Sparring, Brown and Black Belts; strikeouts in two innings for the A's followed Junior 80's: Pleasanton American at the Norcal championships and finished played the A’s in a spectacular game that by 3 strong innings by Blake Downey with Pirates 13, Livermore American A's 2: Top down by a fantastic catch in left field made Skyler Goddard-Mens Sparring, Brown and 7 strikeouts. The Giants took the lead in the by Astro Nick Hermann. The Cardinals second in the state championships in San looked like it took place more in the air than on Black Belts Pirates players: Cole Goeta, Nick Soldati; Jose on April on 11. the ground. Nolan Jetter’s hitting—including bottom of the fifth with a double from Stultz Top A's players: Thomas Brown, Aaron would not trail for long however; they tied 3rd place: Nick Anderson-Jr. Mens Spar- scoring two runs but the A's answered back it up in the top of the 5th on hits by Ryan The Midget AA (under 18) team played the innings during which he experimented ring, White through Orange Belts; Kaelise with a huge triple from Mitchell Rocereto Arndt, Christian Morris. Goeta hit a base well at the state championships in Valencia in with batting as a lefty—made spectators wish clearing triple; Soldati played great defense. Carlson, Joe Hager, and a well-hit double by Hileman-Men and Women's Kata, Green that put two more runs across. The A's held James Duperly. Astro Shane Grimes had a mid-March, earning a return trip to the USA they had brought their binoculars: tall, arcing Belts; Brian McKee-Mens Sparring, Brown the lead in the bottom of the sixth to finish For Livermore, Brown, RBI single; Arndt, Hockey Tier II Nationals. They traveled to hits momentarily lost in the white clouds on base 3 for 3; Morris, 2 for 2, 4 K's as strong single in the bottom of the 5th but and Black Belts the game with a 13 to 11 win. the Astros could not bring him around. Yet Rochester, New York in early April to play then descend on the grass with disarming 4th place: Jason DeSantis-Pee Wee Boys Diamondbacks 8, Dodgers 7. Top Hit- pitcher teams from New Mexico, Illinois, Delaware speed. Mike Rodriguez sent the balls flying Majors: Giants 13, A's 3: The A's and the Astros refused to let go - Gavin Napier Sparring, Green Belts; Tyler Felgenhauer- ters: DBacks - Dillon Martinez-1 x 1B, 2 x pitched three straight strike-outs in the top of and Tennessee. The team advanced to the each time he was up to bat. Brett Ciraulo as Boys Sparring, Green Belts; Hannah Pea- 2B; Lucas Anninos-3 x 1B, 2 runs scored; Giants played an exciting game, with the quarter-finals and then to the semi-finals third baseman consistently fielded grounders Grant Riddiough- 3 x 1B, 1 run scored Giant's taking an early lead. Oustanding the 6th and then singled in the bottom of the cock-Jr Women's Sparring, Purple and Blue 6th to get the rally going. Daulton Johnston where they were defeated in overtime by a and sent them air mail to first base. After a Belts; Roger Hileman-Sr. Men and Women's Dodgers-Morgan Kelly- 2 x 1B, 2B; Mark pitching by Garrett Cordisco, with 10 strike team from Oklahoma that ultimately won good single, Connor Schmidt leapt around Silverthorn-2 x 1B, 2 runs scored; Drew outs, kept the A's scoreless until the 5th, when singled and the winning runs then scored on Kata, Brown and Black Belts (competing as a powershot double hit by Carson King who the national title. Last year, the Blue Devil's the bases as his teammates’ hits successively green belt); Roger Hileman-Men's Sparring, Kujacich-2B, 1 run scored. Top Pitchers: Sam Bothwell started a rally with a double first-ever AA team made it to Nationals and sent him bouncing into home with a grin that DBacks- Lucas Anninos-3IP, 6H, 4R, 3K. and Austin Birdwell with an RBI. Great led the Astros to victory. Green Belts Dodgers- Drew Kujacich-5IP, 7H,7R,1K; Tigers 8, Reds 1: The Tigers started was eliminated in the second round. lit up the field. Fighting Spirit Awards: Jasmine Geyer- defense by the A's Brandon Pierra with 2 The Blue Devils' Squirt B (under 10) Minors AA: White Sox vs. Yankees: The Andrew Walker-3IP, 2H,1R,2K. What a great catches in center field. The Giant's of- the game with a giant roar. In the top of the Pee Wee Girls Sparring and Kata, Blue Belts; great hard fought battle by both teams! The 1st inning Nolan Smith caught 2 high flies team was undefeated, 14-0, in the regular White Sox scored 3 runs, and the Yankees Michael Butterfield-Boys Sparring and Kata, game was tied 6-6 after the sixth inning. The fense was solid with Jake Ledbetter (singler, season and won the Norcal championship scored 7 runs. Jake Gebb hit an outstanding RBI) and Cole Jacobs (2 singles, 3 stolen and made a double play with Joseph Fields Brown and Black Belts; Adam Heinke-Pee DBacks came back strong with a run in the to keep the Reds at 0. In the bottom of the in late March by scoring 27 goals while al- triple for the White Sox. Great job Jake. Wee Boys Sparring and Kata, White and top of the 7th and their defense held off the bases) securing the win for the Giants. Top lowing only five during the championship Matthew Greenup hit an awesome double players Giants: Garrett Cordisco (3 for 4, inning, Smith, Ian Partridge, Mason Arnold, Yellow Belts; Mattea Maroney-Junior Kata, Dodgers. There were lots of great hits and and Grand Hrdlicka all made hits, and the tournament. The team finished second in for the White Sox too. Brown and Black Belts; Gabrielle Drewes- defensive plays by both teams throughout 3 RBI's), Jake Ledbetter, Cole Jacobs; Top the state championships that took place in Minors AAA: White Sox 2, Angels 6: players A's; Sam Bothwell, Brandon Pierra, Tigers scored 4. The Reds pitching buckled Pee Wee Kata, Green Belts the game. down and prevented further runs until the San Jose April 9-11. The White Sox were having one of their best For more information about tournaments Minor AA - Phillies 6, D-Backs 6. Top Austin Birdwell The Squirt A team finished the regular games of the season leading 2-1 going into Pitchers: Cameron Stephenson, Coby Cortez, AAA Division: Padres 19, Mariners 3: 4th inning. In the bottom of the 4th, the and other events at United Studios of Self Tigers scored 4 more, with Ian Toland, Drew season in first place and advanced to both the fourth inning. Pitcher Braxton Henley Defense, call 925-449-1746 or stop by 4429 Johnny Geyer and Justin Watson. Top Hitters: The Padres came out swinging Saturday, best- the Norcal and state championships, where had many strikeouts in both the second Morgan Labrucherie, Coby Cortez, Daniel ing the Mariners 19-3. While every member Brauderick, and Cameron Songey each earn- 1st Street in Livermore. ing RBIs. Songey also stole 2nd base. The they finished second. and third innings and great infielding by Granados, Johnny Geyer and Justin Watson. of the Padre team got at least 1 run, highlights The Midget A (under 18) team com- Cameron Hennings and Dylan Barker kept Offense: Kinar Desai, Ethan Dreger, Jacob were Noah Reno (home run, 3 RBI's, 3 runs) Reds defense clamped down, with William Keeler, Max O’conner, Harry Rose, Devin Steinberg, Xavier Pelican, and Julian Stroud pleted the regular season in second place and played in both the Norcal and state the Angels off the scoreboard. The White Sox were also hitting well with a double by Pleasanton National LL Shah. Great game and a close match up. and Adam Lebish (3B, 3 RBI's). Cameron Priest played great defense at shortstop. On making an outstanding play to tag a runner championships. Radley Rel in the second inning. Barker Pleasanton National Little League Diamondbacks 15, Dodgers 10. Top Hit- the Mariner's side, Dominic Bartoni looked out at home. In the fifth inning, the Reds' highlights: ters D-backs - Scott McPherson 1B, Travis bats started to heat up. Mike Viscaino hit a Over President's Day weekend, the Mite had a Single RBI; Jake Wilner and Daniel Silva 2B, 3 RBI, Colby Smith 1B. Top Hit- (under 6) team captured the title at the Wine Coyle hit singles. With the score at 2-2 in Single A: Giants vs. Dodgers: The Dodgers put up a tough game for the visiting ters Dodgers - PJ Kalcic 2B, Thomas Vi 2B. Country Face Off in Santa Rosa and the the fifth inning, the pressure was on White Top Pitchers D-backs - Zach Parodi, Noah Bantam A (under 14) team was undefeated Sox pitcher Noah Moreno. Moreno and Giants. Logan Seitz led the way by going 4-4 and scoring a run for the Home team. Wiesner. Top Pitchers Dodgers - Jonathan at the Polar Bear Invitational Tournament the team again allowed no runs in the final Nguyen, Michael Nowaczyk. A tight battle in Phoenix. They beat a Bantam team from two innings. With the score tied, an extra Tanner Fehrmann helped the cause with was broken open when Travis Silva hit a laser Calgary, Alberta for the championship. seventh inning was played. Key bunting and some nice play in the field and also went into left center field with the bases loaded. The Tri-Valley Blue Devils offer both steals allowed the Angels to make 4 runs in 2-3 at the plate. Aidan McCarthy hit the Kyle Correia played an active game behind travel and in-house ice hockey teams for the seventh inning. ball well and scored a run for the Dodgers. the dish for the Dodgers. boys and girls ages 4 to 18. Currently, there Majors: A's 10, Indians 9: The Indians The play of the game was Garrett Alsup’s Minor A - Mariners (Offense) Colton quick thinking on the mound with the bases Osborn, Colton Trudeau, Dylan Corker. loaded. His fielding of a grounder and a nice Defense: Peyton Stultz, Tyler Marks, throw to catcher Logan Seitz saved a run in Vijay Memula. Pirates (Offense) Mason the final inning of the game.Nick Costello Eastman, Zach Gooby, Matthew Gomes; was the MVP for the Giants. He crushed a (Defense) Ryan Wenzel, Vincent Dixon, couple of the hardest hit balls we’ve seen Daniel Becerra. this season. He was equally tough in the Phillies: (Offense) Logan Hartrum, field, not letting anything get past him a 3rd Matthew Kronmal, Ty Bothwell-Mitlitsky; base. Robby Perkins Arango was the other (Defense) Aidan Ackerman, Alec Faith, star for the visitors, showing great range at Logan Finch. Red Sox: (Offense) Shlock Bansal, Skyler Ferguson-Rosa, Cody Ward; shortstop and proving to be a really tough (Defense) Malik Merchant, Luke Moylan, out at the plate. Chris Perez. Dodgers vs Mets: The Dodgers and Mets Farm - Team Mariners (Offense) Con- It’ll be rodeo time again in six short weeks. June 12 and 13 are the played a great game this Saturday. The score nor Perkins, Samuel German, Andrew Bates; dates for the 92nd Annual Livermore Rodeo. Check out the website went back and forth right to the end. Just a (Defense) Justin Gilliam, Joshua Henninger, great day for baseball. JT Fulmer and Declan Jordan Fritz. Team Pirates (Offense) Ben www.livermorerodeo.org for all the event information, tickets and Alsup started the game off for the Dodgers Wigginton, Sam Morrisroe, Wesley Short; host hotel information. For early birds, tickets will be on sale at with back to back singles, leading to the first (Defense) Landon Jansen, Will Wentworth, the Rodeo booth in front of Baughman’s during the Livermore Wine 2 runs of the game. Garrett Alsup also had a Jake Fields. hot bat for the visitors, going 2-3 including a Giants (offense) Sam Carbonaro, Connor Country Festival May 1 and 2. Buy your tickets early for the best big double in the 4th inning. Benjamin Wold Waklee, Hayden Williams (defense) Dale seats in the shade. came up with the big plays in the field again Spence, Noah Thompson, Stephen Geyer: A's (offense) Colin McConnell, Ryan Ma- The Rodeo Week’s events are as follows (all but the parade are for the Dodgers. Fielding a hard hit ball into cintire, Neil Shah (defense) Benjamin Sears, right field, Ben made a great pickup and throw held at Robertson Park): to 1st for the out. He also made a spectacular Claire March, Donovan Holmes A's: Neil Shah, Ben Sears, Augie • Wednesday, June 9 is Local Team Penning and Mixer. Tickets grab to end the game, catching a hard shot to Mascari. Red Sox: Joshua Johnson, Aidan are $20. They will be sold at Baughman’s. This is an age 21 and over the outfield that would’ve easily been extra Buenrostro, Christian Silva. bases and scored the two baserunners. The Diamondbacks (defense) Ryan Tafoya, event. It includes team penning, tri-tip bbq, and dancing to live music Mets had a terrific game themselves. Justin Zachary Van Huis, Ryan Stear (offense) Ben from Whiskey Dawn. Check out the band at www.whiskeydawn.com. Rasmussen led the way for the home team O'Connor, Ben Wiesner, Grant Thrailkill: If you like good food, good music and a really good party you need going 4-5 with a huge double to centerfield Pirates (defense) Wil Wentworth, Jake Fields, in the 2nd inning bringing in two runs. Kevin to come. This event is limited to 1,000 and usually sells out. Santero was solid for the Mets on offense and • Thursday, June 10, 6pm, is Family Night. It includes local team defense, going 2-3 at the plate. Kyle Mann roping, The Nestle Nesquik Wild Cow Milking, $1 hot dogs, $1 looked great behind the plate. Nothing got past the Mets catcher. He also went 2-4 at sodas, Nesquik and Juicy Juice. This is a free event. Bring the kids bat and scored a run for the Mets. and their friends and enjoy some good, clean family fun. You won’t find a free event like this anywhere else. Wild Cow Milking is truly Granada Little League and literally a kick in the pants. The kids will love it. Granada Little League highlights: • Friday, June 11 is Professional Slack at 8am. This is where the Granada Junior 90's: Granada 11, Pleasanton American 11: The Granada Junior pro cowboys and cowgirls compete for a spot in the weekend rodeo. 90's squared off against Pleasanton American This is also free to anyone who wants to see the nation’s best pros this past Friday in Livermore. After trail- compete for a spot in the weekend rodeo. ing for most of the game, Granada scored 6 runs in the bottom of the 7th to tie the • Saturday, June 12 is the Livermore Rodeo Parade at 10am. The game. Brandon Self led the Granada attack parade is hosted by The Livermore Rotary Club. It runs along 2nd with 3 hits. Jose Gonzalez finished with 2 hits, including a double and 2 RBI's. Matty Street in downtown Livermore. Get there early for a spot on the curb. Proetel, Logan VanSchaack, Tyler Offill and Each year the parade draws more and more people so give yourself Nick Campiotti all had a hit to go along with an RBI. The pitching for Granada struggled a few extra minutes for parking and getting to 2nd Street. most of the game as once again walks kept • Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13 are the dates for the 92nd them in trouble throughout. Seldom used Annual Livermore Professional Rodeo. Both shows start at 2pm and pitchers Campiotti & Self were able to shut down the potent Pleasanton offense in the 6th include the awesome majesty of the Grand Entry, the presentation of and 7th innings to allow Granada to come the Country’s Flag and Military’s Colors by the Veteran’s of Foreign back and tie the game. Granada 10, Valley White 0: JT Storti got Wars, the speed of all the timed events and of course all the bucking the call on the mound for Granada and in turn action of the broncs and bulls. The Riatta Ranch Cowboy Girls trick pitched 5 scoreless innings while allowing 1 hit with 0 walks and 3 strikeouts. Storti, riding team is back as is the US Army Mounted Unit. Both days Jose Gonzalez ans Logan Vanschaack all promise to be full of exciting action and great family fun. turned in a solid offensive showing as they The 2010 Queen contest was the closest in many years. In fact, finished with 6 hits, 2 doubles and 5 RBI's. Tyler Offill, Nick Campiotti, John Madruga the judges took over 2 hours to decide who would be crowned Miss and Jacob Benavidez each had a base hit for Livermore Rodeo 2010. It was that close. The judges selected Bailey Granada. Defensive standouts for Granada were Shortstop Ryan Dearborn and second Castello to represent the Livermore Rodeo up and down the state for basemen Brandon Self. the 2010 rodeo season. Bailey is a long-time horse enthusiast and has Granada 12, Valley White 2: The Granada Junior 90's were able to take home a win in been part of the rodeo family for many years. “She will do Livermore the second game of the double header this past proud. Get your girls a picture with Miss Livermore Rodeo 2010 at Saturday as Logan VanSchaack pitched 6 in- the rodeo. Congrats Bailey.” nings to earn the win. VanSchaack completed his strong game by allowing 5 hits, 2 runs (0 The time is getting close for one of this town’s biggest week- earned), and 6 strikeouts. Once again, Jose ends. Come out and support your Livermore Rodeo. This event is Gonzalez and JT Storti were the offensive spark for Granada as they each had 2 hits a significant part of this town’s heritage and kids will love it. So with 3 RBI's. VanSchaack, Ryan Dearborn, will friends and family. We’ve partnered with the Doubletree Hotel and Matty Proetel all hit safely with 2 hits of their own. Brandon Self and Tyler Offill to offer out-of-towners 2 free tickets if they stay at the Host Hotel. each had a single. For the game, Granada Give the Doubletree a call and ask for the Rodeo Promo and they’ll finished with 11 hits in 24 at bats, 12 runs take good care of you. and 7 stolen bases. Majors - Dodgers 6, Mariners 4. Top Similarly, if you purchase some Wrangler products at Baughman’s hitters Dodgers - AJ McMillan - 3 run HR, you’ll receive a ticket voucher for either Saturday or Sunday. So pick 3 RBI, 1R; Kyle Moylan - 2H, 1 RBI, 1R; Kyle Emrich - double, 1R; Mariners - Adam up a new pair of jeans or a fancy new shirt and you’re in. Padilla - triple, 1R; Gregory Moreland The organizers are looking forward to welcoming everyone June - single, double, RBI; Jason Frost - double, 1R. Top pitchers Dodgers - Nick Lind - 4IP, 12 and 13, and remind people not to forget about Family Night or 2H, 1R, 6K; Mariners - Anthony Miller - 4IP, the Mixer. Just come and relax, have a few laughs, grab a bite to 2H, 3R, 3K. The Dodgers' AJ McMillan hit eat and enjoy some true western fun. Everyone can be a cowboy a three run homer in the bottom of the first to tie the game at 3, and Nick Lind and An- for a day. thony Miller dueled for 4 innings each. The Dodgers broke through in the bottom of the The Independent, APRIL 29, 2010 - PAGE 7 Casey, Emily Verbeck; Greyhound Proper- hit. Hannah Schott did a great job pitching ties - Stella Kruschke, Masynne Mendes, in the third inning and had a base hit. Top Lexi Whitney Player: Blueline Company - Jessica Cole, Greyhound Properties vs. Jabwire: For Hannah Schott Greyhound Properties, both Amanda Dilger Blueline Company 7, State Farm Insur- and Camille Kulak did a super job pitching ance – Leslie Wolf 2: In her pitching debut, two innings each and Whitney Dishman Hunter Faria got all three outs by strike-out. had a great overall game. For Jabwire, Sarah Sullivan did a great job catching and Clarissa Mendoza, Kate Reedy, and Kenna had a base hit. Alliannah Cuevas hit two Asmussen did a great job pitching too. Top singles and scored a run. Alexis Blaschka had Players: Greyhound Properties - Amanda two fantastic innings of pitching, backed by Dilger, Whitney Dishman, Camille Kulak; a hit to the outfield. Chloe Engel was catcher Jabwire - Kenna Asmussen, Clarissa Men- for two innings then took the mound with doza, Kate Reedy confidence to pitch. Elena Webster had a hit Total Player Center vs. GFI Stainless: far into the outfield. Top Players: Blueline For Total Player Center, Nicole Williams did Company - Alliannah Cuevas, Hunter Faria, a great job as pitcher, while Kate Weckwerth Sarah Sullivan; State Farm Insurace-Leslie made some powerful hits to the outfield and Wolf - Alexis Blaschka, Chloe Engel, Elena Emily Hunt scored an out at third base. Top Webster Players: Total Player Center - Emily Hunt, Mini Black Division: Construction Kate Weckwerth, Nicole Williams; GFI Testing Services (CTS) 2, Ogden Costa Cre- Stainless - Dana Chabrien, Samika Goel, ative Group 4: Construction Testing Services Elina Vermana (CTS) had strong pitching performances from Fernando's Mexican Restaurant vs. All Kaitlyn Jones and Lauren Hermes. Lauren Star Sports: All Star Sports’s Tara Daly had Sowers had a strong outfield performance. a monster hit to out field, Brianna Fong also Top Players: Construction Testing Services made several key hits, and Haley Kolon was (CTS) - Hanna Fleshman, Allison Jenezon, all around awesome in the field. Fernando’s Taylor Sowers; Ogden Costa Creative Group Mexican Restaurant’s Payton Pozzi pitched - Isabella Clark, Sarah Costa, Amanda Photo - Doug Jorgensen like an All-Star, Rachel Lemmon made a Hoffman Amador Valley High School player got trapped in a run-down in a fantastic throw to first base for an out, and Isabella Fragomeli was strong at bat. Top Bob's Giant Burgers vs. 5, Construction Testing Services (CTS) 2: Olivia McGee game against Granada in varsity baseball action. The Dons came Players: Fernando’s Mexican Restaurant - pitched 4 out of the 7 innings taking the win Isabella Fragomeli, Rachel Lemmon, Payton away with a 10 to 2 victory. The Dons' JV team won, 5 to 2. Pozzi; All Star Sports - Tara Daly, Brianna for Bob's Giant Burgers throwing some strong strikes to the opposing team. She had 3 put Fong, Haley Kolon out for Bob's Giant Burgers while batting 2 Jabwire vs. Total Player Center: Top for 3 with 2 runs being scored. Libby Shlag Players: Jabwire - Megan Rovira, Mad- came in taking the save and pitching the last Photo - Doug Jorgensen double and stole third base. Julian Stroud standing hustle in the field. Top players Rangers: Damien Stiles-excellent fielding eline Shimy, Peyton Williams; Total Player Center - Emily Hunt, Aoife Stapleton, Colie 3 innings for Bob's Giant Burgers. She batted The Livermore High School varsity boys' lacrosse team lost to also hit a double and brought Viscaino 1 for 3 with a double and scoring a run for home to score a run. However, the Tigers skills; Henry Timmons-hit a homerun; Ethan Williams Bob's Giant Burgers. Emily Cabral batted 1 Foothill, 13 - 2 Foothill scored five goals in the first quarter and defense held strong in the final innings; highlighted by Toland's huge catch in right Durns-had some big hits Rangers vs. Brewers: Top players for All Star Sports vs. Delores Gragg, Re- altor: For All Star Sports, Brooke Szurgot for 3 having 2 RBIs for the team. She also had two defensive put outs for Bob's Giant two in the second to take a 7 - 2 lead at the half. Foothill added field at the top of the 5th. The Reds were the Rangers included: Stone Stephenson was an outstanding third baseman. Emmy Burgers. Top Players: Bob's Giant Burgers three goals in both the third and fourth. The Livermore boys JV Madigan crushed the ball in the infield, and - Emily Cabral, Olivia McGee, Libby Shlag; unable to rally in the 6th, leaving the final score Tigers 8 and Reds 1. Top offensive who had a big hit in the first inning and\ did a great job fielding balls in right field, Henry Maddie Beyer made a clutch out at first. Construction Testing Services (CTS) - Harper team also lost to Foothill, 13 - 4 Timmons with an excellent hit in the first For Delores Gragg, Realtor, Paige threw to Cook, Kaitlyn Jones, Nicole Riordan players for the Reds: Mike Viscaino, Julian third base for a key out while she was on the Concord Feed 0, Roof-Life Construction O'Neal, Megan Shackley Stroud, and Jackson Brown. Top players for inning and great a great assist to first base, Ogden Costa Creative Group 6, John Ro- pitchers mound. 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Emma Furr Christina Echavia also scored twice. Top Shane Cromwell, Branden Trevethan; Top Inc. Olivia Beaumont was really on her toes Both teams did a fantastic job of pitching, Realtors - Charli Faris, Karlee Schweitzer at shortstop and made a great throw to first and battled hard. Top Players: Temperature Concord Feed 11, Robert Half Interna- pitched three solid innings for Pleasanton Players: ACC Environmental Consultants, players for the White Sox: Jacob Zayas, Perfection - Hannah Kramer, Corey Timby, Glass. Top Players: ACC Environmental Inc. - Jenyce Dutcher, Madison Soble, Mi- Cole Gibson, Reece Wilkins base. Olivia Fragomeli played second base tional, Inc. 2: Maria Summersett of Concord and really hustled during every play. Ella Sydney Soares; Contra Costa Co. 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Top players Hicks, Samantha Richert, Jane Ruby; Hyatt- was fantastic pitching with a no run inning, a Krista Buescher had two hits and three RBIs, Rays: Ethan Zenner - 2 for 3; Michael Grant Summerfield Suites - Erica Haley, Ella nice double, and a RBI. Sammi Carlson made and Julia Goetz added a hit and an RBI. Top - 2 for 3; Zachary Medina - 2 for 3 Hodges, Natalie O'Sullivan a beautiful throw to first base. Top Players: Players: Association Management Solutions, Yankees vs. Orioles: The Orioles were Micro Division: Temperature Perfec- Savvy Seconds - Sammi Carlson, Christina LLC - Krista Buescher, Julia Goetz, Natalie victorious over the Yankees with a score of 12 tion vs. Greyhound Properties: A spirited Castaneda, Allie Simon; TG Information Lambros; Richert Lumber Co., Inc. - Jessica to 0. The Yankees were short on players but contest between Temperature Perfection Systems - Kylie Steward, Madeline Ward, Emde, Hannah Friesen, Jenna Voorhies. gave it their all. Kyle Stow, Reece Bittner and and Greyhound Properties, highlighted by Sydney West J. Lohr Winery–Jeff Meier 9, Robert Half Evan Sire were all 2 for 2. The Orioles were key hits from Whitney Dishman, Maysene Savvy Seconds vs. Sports Assoc. of International, Inc. 3: A great game with great well represented with outstanding hitting and Mendes and Camille Kulak of Greyhound Alameda Co. Deputy Sheriff: Sports Assoc. plays on both sides. J. Lohr Winery–Jeff defense efforts by Kaitlyn McDonald, Mason Properties. The Temperature Perfection trio of Alameda Co. Deputy Sheriff had great Meier: Julia Oltman played well as catcher of Charlotte Whiting, Emma Seitz and Alex pitching by Natalie Larsen and a wonder- and also scored one run, hit two singles and Paulo and Cameron Winter. ful hit struck by Stephanie Silva. Savvy T-Ball: Orioles vs. Giants: Top players Stokoe provided a spark with big hits and stole bases. Lauren Schaefer played well recorded some key outs to successfully offset Seconds also had some great pitching from at third base where she got an out. Abby Giants: Luke Dodson-was the Giants player the power display by Greyhound Properties. Geneva Ekren. Natalie Tarantino made an Sage struck out 2 players as pitcher and also of the game; Drew Kardy-demonstrated great Top Players: Temperature Perfection - Emma amazing defensive play at second. Allie hit 2 doubles and caught a pop fly. Robert hitting skills; Keoni Hurskin-played great Seitz, Alex Stokoe, Charlotte Whiting; Simon had yet another big hit, double. Top Half International, Inc.: Audrey Morse did defense in the field. Top players Orioles: Greyhound Properties - Whitney Dishman, Players: Savvy Seconds - Geneva Ekren, a super job as catcher. Stephanie Owens Brett Whitelaw- had some solid hits; Jar- Camille Kulak, Maysene Mendes Allie Simon, Natalie Tarantino; Sports As- made great plays at second base and Jenna rett Williams- played great defense; Dylan Sean Doyle vs. Greyhound Proper- soc. of Alameda Co. Deputy Sheriff - Natalie Taffe played well at first base. Top Players: Borges- Great hits ties: For Greyhound Properties, Masynne Larsen, Stephanie Silva J. Lohr Winery–Jeff Meier - Julia Oltman, Giants vs. Rangers: Top players Giants: Mendes, Stella Kruschke, and Lexi Whitney Mini Teal Division: Blueline Com- Abby Sage, Lauren Schaefer; Robert Half Luke Darby-Great hitting; Ryan Demo- played great overall games. Top Players: pany 1, Genworth Financial 5: Jessica Cole International, Inc. - Audrey Morse, Stephanie excellent fielding; Joey Makarewicz-out- Sean Doyle - Jillian Brugaletta, Allison pitched a great second inning and got a base Owens, Jenna Taffe PAGE 8 - The Independent, APRIL 29, 2010 Corporation - Diane Hadley, Brianna Jack, 1:10.57 three wins in as many games. huge raffle giveaway and a chance to win Jillian Quintanal; Kevin Martin, Attorney 200 Individual Medley: VG: 2nd A. The Crush #10 team won two games, goals by Hall again, assisted by Mac Morgan, $10,000 and more! Generation Gap on Sunday, rolled 63 over at Law - Lexi Campisi, Zoe Chapman, McLaggen 2:28.54; VB: 1st Carlo 2:02.95, defeating ASA Green and East Bay Bulldogs. and the final Cowboy score was made by All proceeds will benefit the Helen Diller average for a 178 game. Sydney Smith 2nd Lindsay 2:03.20, 3rd Harker 2:19.95 Against ASA Green, the Crush jumped to Morgan unassisted. But Livermore suffered Family Cancer Research Center Mancebo Corporation 8, ViewMobile- 50 Free: JVG: 3rd Darling 29:29; JVB: an 10 point first quarter lead and cruised to injuries and couldn't sustain pressure. Lunch & Registration begins at 11am. Dental.com 13: ViewMobileDental.com took 2nd Stoll 25.14; VG: 1st C.McLaggen 25.12; a 49-31 victory. James Dayton led the win- California went ahead with 1:37 left in the Shotgun start is at 1:00pm Livermore Smoke an early lead by scoring 10 runs in the first VB: 1st Kulp 23.17 ners in an all-around game with 9 points, 3 game and tacked on their last goal while the To register visit www.beebsatlaspositas. Livermore Smoke 2 innings. Mancebo Corporation battled 50 Fly: JVB: 2nd Stoll 30.55, 3rd rebounds and 4 assists, and big man Dominic Cowboys were a man down. Steven Martinez com or call (925) 455-7070. Under-8: Lightning Bolts vs Lightning: back, scoring 5 runs in the last 3 innings to Peters 30.94 had 8 saves in the loss. Lightning Bolts players: Emily Brown, Han- fall short 13 to 8. For ViewMobileDental. 100 Fly: VG: 1st Swanson 1:03.12; VB: DeFina had 3 assists of his own. Entries limited to the first 144 received In Sunday's game against the tough so don’t delay nah Whitelock, Nicole Benjamin; Lightning com, Miranda Paulos had 2 RBIs, Cassie 1st Guido 55.27, 3rd Chandler 56.92 players: Zakiya Clark, Tiffany Rucker, Cloe Balducci went 3 for 3, Ashna Jasuja had 100 Free Style: JVG: 3rd White 1:07.14; Bulldogs, everything went right for the Crush 2 hits, while Maddie Dragotta struck out VG: 1st Hayes 54.93 ; VB: 2nd Hayes 51.03, as they had a 32 point first half on their way Granada Lacrosse Williams. the only 3 batters she faced. Mancebo 3rd Kulp 53.10 to a 52-28 win. Dayton again led the team The Granada High School girls varsity Bowling News Lightning Bolts vs Wildcats: Lightning Bolts players:: Elliana Aggarwal, Sofia Corporation were led by Jaime Rinetti and 500 Free: JVG: 3rd Danner 6:58.70; with 12 points, including 2 treys and Stephen lacrosse team won a tough game against Cal In the Monday Getaway Fours, Laurie Jillian Quintanal, both going 1 for 1, with JVB: 2nd Shaffer 5:59.78; VB: 1st Chandler Goode had 11 points and a team high 7 re- High on Friday night, 12-9. Friday night’s Chapman rolled 85 pins over average for Randall, Katherine Terry; Wildcats players: 2 walks, and scored 4 of the team's 8 runs. 4:47.85, 2nd Dourov 4:57.55 bounds. Dominix Kovacs had an amazing 6 win by Granada was the first time the Mata- a 224 game. Taylor Bond, Jillian Devine, Payton Hall Top Players: Mancebo Corporation - Jil- 200 Free Relay: JVG: 2nd Glover, steals together with 8 points, and Grant Perry dors have beaten Cal High in four years. Roger Purta turned in a 289 game in lian Quintanal, Jaime Rinetti, Jenn Teitell; Douglas, White, Darling 2:02.00; JVB: 1st contributed 9 of his own. The first half was a back and forth duel the Tuesday Match Point league. Derrek ViewMobileDental.com - Maddie Dragotta, Blaze, Shaffer, Neumayer, Stoll 1:45.50, The Crush #2 team won their only game ending up with Cal ahead 7-6 via a goal in Gillians shot a 269 and 259 game, Brandon Amador Judo Ashna Jasuja, Miranda Paulos 3rd Peters, Middlecamp, Mccallum, Shull of the weekend, beating Piedmont by a 39-19 the last minute of the first half. The Matadors Klinefelter a 278, and Isiah Hayggod a 234 The Amador Judo and Jujitsu Studio Mancebo Corporation 4, Kaelin Con- 1:49.63; VG: 2nd A.McLaggen, Swanson, margin. Holding Piedmont to only 6 points opened up the second half with intensity and game. Mark McCreary rolled triplicate 247 in Livermore sent 12 competitions to the struction, Inc. 5: Top Players: Mancebo Boeher, C.McLaggen 1:48.69; VB: 1st in the first half, the Crush was able to keep focus that gave them control of the field until semiannual City College of San Francisco Corporation - Cassidy Holmes, Meghan Lindsay, Kulp, Dourov, Hayes 1:35.55, 2nd in the 4 Seasons Modified Guys & Dolls, Fred their players rested in the moderately paced the end of the game. The Matadors capital- McCarrell bowled a 279 game, Pat Braga had Judo Tournament. It was held last weekend. Fletcher, Kendall Martinez; Kaelin Con- Firl, Benge, Glover, Linhart 1:39.61 Players from all over California competed. struction, Inc. - Stephanie Chilicky, Erica 100 Back Stroke: JVB: 1st Blaze 1:12.38, game. Austin Medeiros led the victors with 11 ized on several shots to earn 6 goals vs. a 234 game and Tom Grammatica bowled points on smooth shooting, Andre Kasten has Cal High’s 2 in the second half. Granada’s 118 over series average with games of 179- The Amador team brought home 15 top Goldhawk, Haley Hjerpe 3rd Shaffer 1:12.98; VG: 1st Hayes 1:02.08; medals: 3PAR, Inc. 10, Melisa Mazotti-Johnson, VB: 1st Carlo 56.60, 2nd Hayes 57.47 6 rebounds on the inside, and Calvin Rasbold midfield performed very well with multiple 202-202. Ray Salas turned in a 290 game in VP Tucker Assoc. 1: For 3PAR, Inc., Carly 100 Breast Stroke: JVG: 1st Douglas had 3 assists and added 7 points. turnovers and recovery of ground balls the Cheyenne league, Glen Thompson a 273 1st place: Abby Maciel-Lahann, Dublin, Krakauer allowed just 1 run, pitching a 1:24.29, 2nd McEntee 1:32.64; JVB: 1st by Captains Hayley Olson, Catrina Hick- and Wayne Folster 257. Austin Stuber, in jr. female; Dan Ikegami, Dublin; jr. male; complete game and Shelby Richmond hit a 3 Shull 1:16.40, 3rd Middlecamp 1:21.52; VB: man and Jamine Sanck. Melanie Pacheco the Generation Gap league, rolled 73 over Rafael Gamboa, Dublin, jr. male; Victoria RBI triple. Top Players: 3PAR, Inc. - Jaime Altman, Carly Krakauer, Jacquie Price 2nd Schierloh 1:08.96, 3rd Benge 1:15.08 400 Free Relay: JVG: 3rd Danner, Livermore Lacrosse controlled multiple draws and helped the Matadors win crucial control of the ball at average with a 255 game. Senior bowler Dick Braden, in the Mon- Burke, Livermore, intermediate femaile; Na- than Maratea, Livermore, intermediate male; Senior Division: Cardinal Jewelers Guilford, Menise, White 4:56.53; JVB: 2nd Finally, Finally the Cowboys win in the Adam Skinner, Livermore, sr. male; Jamie EBAL - April 20 mid field throughout the night. Granada’s day Primetimers, rolled a 245 game, Tony 9, Tracey Buescher-Hometown GMAC Shaffer, Stoll, Shull, Snyder 4:00.94, 3rd defense held tight and shut down several Giannotti a 226, John Waite a 222. In the Behymer, Livermore, sr. female; Bradley 1: Tracey Buescher-Hometown GMAC Neumayer, Eckles, Skaor, Shanley 4:22.77; The Livermore Boys Varsity Lacrosse Maratea, Livermore, black belt. team earned its first victory in the East Bay drives by Cal with strong contributions by same league, Harry Thompson bowled 100 jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the first inning. VG: 2nd C.McLaggen, McDiarmid, Stroud, Andrea Chy, Ariana Garcia, Jasmin Alves pins over series average with games of 190, 2nd place: Garrison Groves, Livermore, However, Cardinal Jewelers dominated the Hayes 3:54.79; VB: 1st Chandler, Cuido, Athletic League by beating crosstown rival, Granada Matadors, 11 - 5. and Aly Codiroli, in addition to capitalizing 206 and 196 for a 592. Tom Crane rolled a jr. male; Gabrielle Gamboa, Livermore, rest of the game and won 9-1 with excellent Kulp, Carlo 3:27.76, 3rd Glover, Linhart, jr. female; Victoria Burke, Livermore, defense, solid hitting and aggressive base run- Hughes, Firl 3:45.50 Granada scored first. Then Tommy on several well executed clears by Goalie 259 game in the Sirs & Sirettes league with Parker scored, assisted by Kyle Kline, to tie Allison Davis. Ron Knott rolling 70 over for a 235 game brown belt; Bradley Maratea, Livermore, ning. Tracey Buescher-Hometown GMAC Honorable Swimming Effort: JVG: brown belt. were led by Carly Botelho with a hit, Eileen Mikki Glover 100 Back stroke; JVB: Josh the game at one each. Granada scored again By the end of the game, the Matadors and Paul Guerrero a 234. Adams with a hit and Gina Daly with a hit to take a one goal lead after one quarter by a came out on top with scoring contributions Youth Bowler, Brendan McClain bowled 3rd place: Kai Ikegami, Dublin, jr. male; Snyder 500 Free Style VG: Emma Hughes score of 2 - 1. In the second quarter Livermore Josh Rodrigues-Lahann, Dublin, jr. male; Ja- and an RBI. Cardinal Jewelers were led by 200 Free Style; VB: Alec Grabarek 50 being made by Captain Hayley Olson, 67 over average for a 212 game in the Friday Alex Ruis with two hits, Alyssa Dunlap with scored three goals, two by Parker and one by 4 goals, Livv Gerton, 4 goals, Shannon Family Affair league. Nick Moreland, in the son Craig, Livermore, intermediate male. Free Style Scott Gragg, to take a 4 -2 lead at the half, two hits and Christine Balestreri with a hit. Sunnergren, 2 goals and Camille Hanna Top Players: Cardinal Jewelers - Christine Kline had all three assists. with 2 goals. In the third quarter, the Cowboys scored Balestreri, Alyssa Dunlap, Alex Ruis; Tracey Buescher-Hometown GMAC - Eileen Ad- Amador Swimming three more goals. Parker had his fourth goal Amador Valley High School JV girls of the game, Kline followed, and Travis Cy- ams, Carly Botelho, Gina Daly Tracey Buescher-Hometown GMAC 13, swimming and diving team turned in some ronek had his second goal of the year from Youth Football and Cheer Livermore Smoke Eliminators 10: Tracey nice individual performances, but fell to the Long-Stick-Middie position. Kline had Livermore Youth Football and Cheer is Buescher-Hometown GMAC and Livermore Carondelet 127-59. Lissi Knell was a his fifth assist. Granada scored with seconds the longest established football/cheerleading Smoke Eliminators played in an instant standout for the Dons with first place finishes left to make the score 7 - 3 Livermore after program in Livermore. This is the 36th year classic. The game saw lead changes every in the IM and in the fly. She also swam on three quarters. of fun, family, football and cheer. inning and neither team led by more than three the medley and 400 free relay teams which Finally, in the fourth quarter, Livermore The league is supported by Granada runs. It was filled with excellent pitching, finished second. Joining Knell on the medley put the game out of reach as they scored High School, Livermore High School, well played fielding and game changing hits. relay were Lindsey DeWilde, Elaina Gates, four times. Gragg had his second of the and Katie Marlin. Swimming on the 400 game, Stan Steeper, Daniel Rowan, and Valley Christian High School, and The Livermore Smoke Eliminators were led by Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference. Icacia Pereida with a double and a triple and team were DeWilde, Marlin and Kristine Eric Loberg followed with goals. Parker had Waldear. three assists in the quarter. Granada added a The program emphasizes education, family, 3 RBIs, Victoria Rowell with a single and and the football knowledge and techniques triple and one RBI, and Janet Koenig with a The diving team was also impressive with late goal to make the final score Livermore Nicole George, Raquel Fraticelli, and Gabby 11 - Granada 5. that prepare athletes for the exact structure single. Tracey Buescher-Hometown GMAC of high school and collegiate football and were led by Sarah Machado with three hits, Schulz going 1-2-3 to sweep the event. The The defense was lead by Chris Hill, two RBIs and two innings of excellent Dons other top three finishers were Erica Rusty Schmidt, Joe Gonzales, Aubrey Gott cheer programs. Competition is against pitching, Gina Daly with a single, double Efigenio, second place in the breaststroke, and Michael Fischer. Gavin Herr had four teams from cities, structured around the and three RBIs and three innings of pitching and Emily Truax, third in the 200. saves in the victory. East Bay Athletic League. This is the only including the closeout inning preserving the Despite missing many key swimmers, As with the Varsity, the Livermore Boys program in Livermore offering this level victory, and Olivia Buescher with two hits the Amador Valley JV swim team kept their JV team won their first EBAL game by defeat- of instruction. and two RBIs. Top Players: Tracey Buescher- perfect EBAL season going with a 104-72 ing the Granada Matadorsby ,6 - 2 The Football program is offered for Hometown GMAC - Olivia Buescher, Gina win over De La Salle. James Cheney was a The Cowboys scored two goals in the athletes from 7 to 14 years old, and the Cheer Daly, Sarah Machado; Livermore Smoke key part of the Dons victory with a pair of first quarter to take a 2 - 0 lead after one program is offered for athletes from 5 to 14 Eliminators - Janet Koenig, Icacia Pereida, individual wins in the 200 and 500 free, and quarter. Goals were by Junior McCammon participated in a pair of relay wins on the 200 and Brandon Hall, both unassisted. In the years old. Practice starts August 2. Everyone Victoria Rowell and 400 free relays. second quarter Livermore, added two more who signs up will participate. There is an early Amador came into the meet down by six goals by Max Kreger and Mac Morgan. registration discount of just $75 until April points from the diving event held earlier, but Hall had the lone assist. Livermore lead 4 30. There are discounts on fees for families Foothill Little League they quickly erased that deficit by going 1-3 - 0 at the half. with multiple athletes. Payment plans are Pleasanton Foothill Little League in the medley relay. David Becker, Camren In the third quarter, Livermore added available on a limited basis. (PFLL) highlights: Chang, Kaleb Peterson, and Alec Grotegut their final two goals of the game. McCam- Visit the program website at Liver- Majors: Giants 6, Angels 18: The Angels got to the wall first for the Dons. mon had his second goal of the game as morekids.com or call the athletic director defeated the Giants on a beautiful spring Amador then took 11 and 10 points in did Kreger. James Ellis had the lone assist. Eric with questions at (925) 200-1556 or e evening. Joshua Ott led the offensive attack the 200 free and the IM with Cheney win- Granada added a goal in the third and one in mail Livermorekids@grnail.com for the Angels with 3 hits, 4 runs scored and 2 ning the 200 and Justin Pasquale taking the the fourth to make the final score Livermore RBI. Matt Bishop had a single and a double, IM. The Spartans brought the score to 37-31 6 - Granada 2. 3 RBI and 1 run scored, Joey Richardson had 2 hits and 2 runs scored, Nick Bush had 1 by winning the 50 free, but Pedersen won the fly, and Ben Sorensen and Becker went The defense was lead by Spencer Davidson, Jacob Farmos, Chris Alderson, PGSL Board hit and 3 runs scored, Jack Sanderson had 1 1-2 in the 100 free to open the lead back Joe Munns, Niklas Palomba and Max Notice is hereby given that Pleasanton hit and 2 RBI, Jordan Singh scored 3 runs, to 58-42. After Cheney and Joey Lindley Byrnes. Steven Martinez had 10 saves in Phantom Girls Softball League is accepting Mitchell Walsh had 1 hit, 1 run scored and went 1-2 in the 500 and Amador won the the victory. nominations for its 2011 Executive Board 1 RBI, Brett Derham had a run scored and 2 200 free relay (Cheney, Matt Sun, Sornsen, The Varsity Boys Lacrosse team came- of Directors. Nominations are to be made RBI, and Bobby Fjerstad had 1 hit and 1 run and Grotegut) the Dons were up 78-52 and down off of their victory over Granada and at the board's regularly scheduled meeting scored. In total the Angels had 10 hits. Jack it was all but over. were flat in losing to Foothill, 13 - 2 on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the Hyatt Sanderson and Joshua Ott held the Giants to Becker won the backstroke and Andrew Foothill came out and scored five goals Summerfield Suites, 4545 Chabot Drive 3 earned runs, while only walking 2 batters Song and Chang went 2-3 in the breast to in the first quarter and two in the second , Pleasanton , CA 94588 . The meeting and striking out 6. Joey Richardson made set up an anti-climatic 400 free relay which to take a 7 - 2 lead at the half. Livermore's begins at 8:00pm. Voting will take place on several great plays on defense for the Angels, saw Cheney, Becker, Sun, and Sornsen take goals were by Tommy Parker. Scott Gragg Saturday, May 22, 2010. All adults 18 years and Mitchell Walsh and Joshua Ott teamed the event and cap the win. had the lone assist. Foothill added three goals of age and older who are associated with the up to throw out a Giant runner at home by a The Dons managed to grab five individ- in the third and fourth to make the final score League (i.e. player parents, coaches, board great throw and an acrobatic catch and tag by ual firsts, and four seconds, but the depth of Foothill 13 - Livermore 2. Gavin Herr had members) are eligible to vote. Ballots will Ott, and Jordan Singh and Nick Bush teamed the De La Salle varsity swimming and diving six saves in the loss. be available on Saturday (5/22/10) at the up for a game ending double play when Singh team was just too much for Amador Valley The Livermore Boys JV team followed ran down a fly ball in left field and threw to overcome and they fell 105-81. suit in losing to Foothill, 13 - 4 Pleasanton Sportspark next to the Snack a strike to Bush at first base to double off Andrew Seitz posted a pair of firsts for Foothill took a 4 - 1 lead at the half. Bar by GSB 7. the Giants runner. Top Offensive Players: the Dons, in the IM and the 500 free, to lead Brandon Hall had the goal and Max Kreger Joshua Ott, Matt Bishop and Nick Bush. Top the Dons first place finishers. Bryan Hughes had the assist. Foothill scored eight in the Defensive Players: Joey Richardson, Jordan chipped in a first in the fly and a second in third to put the game away in one of the worst Baseball Camps Singh and Joshua Ott the 200 free, while Kyle Surber did likewise quarters of the year. Hall had his second goal Livermore High Varsity Baseball Coach AAA Division: Red Sox 13, Orioles 5: in the 50 and 100 free. Nick Johnston and of the game in the third quarter. Mac Morgan David Perotti is hosting two summer camps. After falling behind early in the game, the Jason Chen went 1-2 in the back for one of had two goals in the fourth quarter, assisted Each camper will receive individual instruc- dangerous Red Sox bats came alive with Amador’s few event point total wins. Chen by Aaron Untalan. Steven Martinez had 12 tion from coaches and Livermore High Sean Sexton, AJ Warford and Will Brendel also finished third in the IM behind Seitz. saves in the lossLivermore took on the #5 players, a snack each day and a camp shirt. each delivering 2 clutch hits. Once in the Tyler Pullen and Peirson Connors placed and #10 teams in the CIF this week and came There are two 5-12 year old camps that cost lead, the Red Sox defense held tight. Ramon second and third respectively in the diving out losing both games April 13. $100 and $125. The two dates are: June 28- Cristwell caught a deep fly in center field, event held earlier. The Livermore Varsity Lacrosse team July 1 (four days only) and July 12-16 and Will Brendel snapped up a hot grounder at 3rd Amador got as close as 10 points after played its best EBAL game ever in losing to for a force play and Will Mattingly and Sean the IM, but the Spartans slowly pulled ahead the Mustangs of Monte Vista, 10 - 7 run from 9-12 each day. For more info to Sexton both made critical plays at 2nd base. and led by 14 after Seitz, Tim McLaughlin The Cowboys scored first on a goal sign up please contact David Perotti at (925) 586-2811 or firstname.lastname@example.org or check Photo - Doug Jorgensen Mitch Lawrence allowed only 1 run over 3 and Stefan Hall went 1-3-5 in the 500 free. by Tommy Parker assisted by Kyle Kline. innings pitched and Dylan Walsh closed out However, that’s as close as the Dons would Monte Vista scored two to go ahead 2 - 1 website www.eteamz.com/lvb Granada High School diver goes into the water during a meet the game with a dramatic strikeout. get as De La Salle gained six in the 200 after one quarter. Red Sox 15, Tigers 5: The Red Sox free relay and 10 in the breaststroke to put The same combo worked their magic with Foothill. The Granada girls varsity won, 10-6, led by Melissa had a great game Friday night playing for the meet away. again to tie the score at 2 apiece. The Mus- Charity Cup Golf Classic Parker, 1st, , Mandy Bakker, 2nd, and Taylor Fleet, 6th. The girls the first time under the Bernal lights. The The Amador Valley varsity girls fell tangs then scored the next two to take a 4 Beeb’s Sports Bar & Grill is hosting its offense was on fire, led by AJ Warford who behind early and could not come back against - 2 lead, but Scott Gragg scored, assisted 15th Annual Charity Cup Golf Classic at Las JV was also victorious, 13 to 3. Jamie Haines, Jackie Neuman had 2 extra base hits and 4 RBIs. Brandon by Ryan Wilkerson, to make the score 4 Fan, Will Brendel and Mitch Lawrence had Carondelet falling by a 122-64 score. The Dons came into the swim meet - 3 at the half. Positas Golf Course (915 Clubhouse Drive) and Summer Johnson finished 1-2-3. The boys varsity came in Livermore on Friday May 21st, 2010. clutch RBI singles while Ben Carter and up by six points after divers Emma Rigl, Monte Vista scored the next three goals The cost is $150.00 per player includes away with a 11 to 5 win, Caleb Knight finished 1st, Josh Knight Ramon Cristwell each scored 2 runs. Dylan Haley Brott and Marina Mihov finished to take a 7 - 3 lead. Then Parker scored again, Walsh, Justin Newton and Brandon tore up 1-3-4. Chelsea Finn gave the Dons some assisted by Kline, to creep closer, but a last green fee, cart, golf shirt, lunch, dinner, on-course refreshments, awards ceremony, 3rd and Cory Johnson, 4th. the bases with 5 steals each. Sean Sexton hope with a second place finish in the IM, second goal gave Monte Vista an 8 - 4 lead led the defense with 2 shutout innings on but the strong and deep Carondelet team after three quarters. the mound and executing a critical double still pulled ahead. The Mustangs scored again to make play at 2nd base. AJ also pitched 2 strong Catherine Breed was a bright spot for the it 9 - 4. Then, unassisted goals by Gragg innings with Mitch closing out the game for Dons with a first place finish in the 100 free and Stan Steeper brought the Cowboys to a a Red Sox win. and a second place finish in the fly. Danielle score of 9 - 6. Monte Vista tacked on their AA Division: Rangers vs Mets: In a Stickler, swimming the backstroke, also final goal to take a 10 - 6 lead. Then Goalie, hard fought battle the Rangers' rallies in the grabbed a second spot. Gavin Herr took off down the field to score 5th & 6th was enough to post a win against Amador had four third place finishers, a goal, assisted by Kline, to make the final a very good Mets team. On the basepaths Roshni Nair in the 200 free, Natalie Wong score 10 - 7, a very good game. (Monte Ian Montesanti, Dylan Dilger and Brandon in the fly, Bernadine Martin in the 500 free, Vista was favored by 7 goals.) Herr had 12 Lipscomb scored the max 3 runs in the 5th and Finn in the breaststroke. saves in the loss. after each player along with "DK" Dylan JV team lost 12 - 1 to Monte Vista Kolon got a base hit followed by a two out Livermore National LL Junior McCammon had the lone goal towering triple by Chandler Queenan to bring AAA Division: Cardinals 2, Giants 1: assisted by James Ellis. Steven Martinez them all in to score. Cardinals and Giants played a great defensive had 10 saves in the loss. A Division: The Diamondbacks hit game. For the Giants, Joey Sullivan had a On April 16, an under-manned Cowboys the cover off the ball at Saturday's game. big hit to center field in the 4th inning.Vic- take it on the chin, losing to California High Coben Emerson had a number of great plays tor Samara came through with a 2 out hit in School, 11 - 3. The game started well for the in the field, including an unassisted double the 6th. Michael Friesen pitched 2 shutout Cowboys as the score was 4 - 3 well into the play. Anshul Panda made a nice catch on a innings to start the game and hit 2 for 2 second quarter on goals by Scott Gragg, Eric fly ball at second base. Taylor Lee, Noah with the only Giants RBI. For the Cardinals, Loberg, and Tommy Parker. Kyle Kline had Lee, and Jack Spinola were on as well with defensively - Ian Slominski threw out 2 run- three assists. The California Grizzlies then great hitting. Overall a great team effort ners at 3rd base; Jake Winslow played well scored the next two goals to lead 6 - 3 at the played by all! at 3rd; Cole Rees played well at 1st.Kade half. California scored four in the third quarter T-Ball: Express vs. Rivercats: An excit- Gomes pitched 6 great innings. Offensively and one in the fourth to make the final score ing game was played by both teams with - It was pretty tight and hits were few, but 11 - 3. Herr had 14 saves in the loss. good hitting and fielding. For the Express, Trey Olsen and Ian Slominski got on base The JV Lacrosse team lost to the Griz- the game ball was given to Nicholas Walsh and scored the 2 runs. zlies, 7 - 5. At the half, Livermore was down 4 for being a great all around team player. - 2. Goals by Junior McCammon and Brandon Micah Masten played well all around and Hall, assisted by Nick Vickers, provided the Riley San Filippo made an outfield hit. For the Rivercats, Gavin Le Bars, Chase Knight, Crush Basketball offense in the first half. California went up 5 - 3 after three quarters. The third Livermore and Tyler Ferry all had good hits. Top play- In 8th grade MVP flight basketball action goal was by Hall assisted by McCammon. ers for the Express: Nicholas Walsh, Micah this past weekend, the Tri-Valley Crush took Livermore finally caught the Grizzles on Masten, and Riley San Filippo. Top players for the Rivercats: Gavin Le Bars, Chase Knight, and Tyler Ferry. Granada Swimming Granada High School and Foothill High met in a swimming meet over the weekend. Highlights (JVG junior varsity girls; JVB junior varsity boys; VG varsity girls, VB varsity boys): 200 Medley Relay: JVG:2nd Glover, Douglas, Danner, Darling 2:20.09; JVB:1st Blaze, Middlecamp, Peters, McCallum 2:07.05, 2nd Eckles, Shanley, Snyder, Skaor; VG: 2nd McDiarmid, A. McLaggen, Swanson, Hayes 1:59.55, 3rd Harker, Clark, Boeher, C McLaggen 2:02.13; VB: 1st Carlo, Schierloh, Guido, Hayes 1:45.39, 3rd Lind- say, Dourov, Chandler, Harker 1:47.96 200 Free Style: JVG: 3rd Darling 2:31.04; JVB: 2nd Neumayer 2:15.17; VB: 1st Guido 1:48.58, 2nd Dourov 1:54.62 100 Individual Medley: JVG: 3rd Glover 1:16.58' JVB: 2nd Shull 1:09.95, 3rd Snyder The Independent, APRIL 29, 2010 - PAGE 9 Shirley Sue Simmons band of 28 years, Richard Penzot- out by the immediate family at a Marion went to be with Jesus In lieu of flowers, memorial on January 21, 1941 and passed Shirley passed away peace- ti, her daughter Renee, her sister later date. on Sunday afternoon, April 18, donations may be made to the away peacefully at his home in fully at home with her family by and brother, four grandchildren, 2010. Following a lengthy ill- Parkinson's Center of Oregon at Livermore, CA; on April 5, 2010. her side on April 16, 2010 after a and three great-grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by Doris Lee Wanden ness, she passed away peacefully OHSU in Portland Oregon. He was 69 years old. short battle with cancer. She was Doris Lee Wanden passed at her home in Keizer, Oregon. There will be a memorial ser- Jim was a veteran of the U.S. a resident her daughter Terrie, and by her She was born March 21, 1922 vice at 1 p.m. on May 8 at Cedar away Saturday, April 17, 2010 Navy and worked for Ford for of Pleas- son Robert. in Charlot- Grove Church in Livermore. at her Camanche Lake house over 35 years after serving in the anton. Carol’s thoughtful, generous testown, Donate by mail, send a check in Ione, CA at the age of 67 military. As a hobby Jim enjoyed S h e and kind spirit will be greatly Prince Ed- or money order to: OHSU Foun- years. She was born December 4, building and restoring classic was born missed by all of her friends and ward Island, dation, 1121 SW Salmon St., 1942 to Floyd and Dora (Drew) cars and was an active member on Aug. family. Canada, to Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205- Haskins in El Reno, OK. Doris of The Good Guys Auto Club. 2, 1945 in Those wishing may make me- Jack and 2021. married Gilbert Wanden on April Jim was loved by many and will Monterey, morial contributions in Carol’s Blanche 14, 1962 in Hayward, CA. Being be missed by all. CA. and it name to the Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, with her family was the most im- Stewart. Frank La Ferrera He is survived by his sons remained The fam- her favor- Pleasanton, CA 94566. portant thing to her. She touched "Dago Frank" James E. Collins Jr. and Michael the lives of many, and will be ily included Frank La Ferrera died April ite place. Private family services are three broth- E Collins, daughter-in-law Kari deeply missed. 21, 2010. S h e planned. ers and two Valasek, and grandsons Mi- She is survived by her hus- He was thedevoted husband was preceded in death by her band, Gilbert Wanden of Liver- sisters. chael E. Collins II and Ryan D. to Marion for 62 years, loving father, Angelo DiVecchia. She Charlotte keogh Bachleda more, CA; children, Wade Eric Marion married Norman father to Sandra and Denise and Dicus. is survived by her loving hus- Charlotte Bachleda was born Wanden of Pleasanton, Aaron Jim has seven brothers and Stewart. They had three chil- father-in-law to Ken, dear grand- band of 47 years Ron, sons June 18, 1918, and entered into Drew Wanden of Discovery sisters: Ivan, Delbert (deceased), Mike (Kelly), Tim (Michelle), dren: Don, Linda and Scott. Wid- pa to Amber, rest April 19, 2010, she was 91 Bay, Christina Renee Wanden Eddie, Betty, John, Pat and Steve (Christine); and 7 grand- owed in 1951, she immigrated Kendra and years old. of Livermore; sisters, Rita Jane Tom. daughters; mother, Idris (Sue) to California in 1961. She found Brooke, and Charlotte was born in Con- Jacobs of Valley Springs, Bar- Jim was laid to rest at the DiVecchia; 2 brothers, 2 sisters Bill Frey, the love of her life, in caring broth- necticut lived in the Livermore bara Jean Cambria of Livermore; Sacramento Valley National and many friends. for 48 years. She and her late Livermore. They married in 1962 er to Nancy, grandchildren, Tyler Drew Wan- - making her the adopted mother Steve and Cemetery in Dixon, CA. She became a self taught husband moved to Patterson den, Sierra Lynn Wanden, Em- baker extraordinaire, among her when he retired in 1984, but she of Bill and Linda Frey. Marion Salvatore. many other talents. Volunteering returned to Livermore when he ily Lauren Perry, Allison Grace and Bill enjoyed water skiing, He was Colonel John Toman Perry, and Cody James Franco. Pleasanton resident John To- as a docent at Alviso Adobe in passed away in 1998 camping, biking and later became born in At the family’s request there man died April 23, 2010. Pleasanton and being “grandma” Charlotte was a parishioner of snowbirds between Oregon and Brooklyn, will be no services. Inurnment John was the beloved husband at Forest Home Farms in San St. Michael’s Catholic Church for will be in Memory Gardens Yuma, AZ. In 1989, Marion was New York Ramon was her passion. She many years. She was a Radioman diagnosed with Parkinson's dis- on August 3, of Mary Toman, devoted father to Cemetery in Livermore. John J. Toman of Oakdale, CA, was a long time member Order in the Navy and met her late hus- Memorial contributions may ease. They moved from Azalea, 1930. He moved to San Francisco of the Eastern Star Oak Leaf band who was also in the Navy, Oregon to Keizer. They enjoyed when he was a boy and graduated Lani Toman of Redondo Beach, be made to Children’s Hospital Chapter #8 while training in Jacksonville, new friends and worship times from Mission High School. Frank CA, Tom Toman of Pleasanton, Foundation, 800 Research Park- Shirley was loved by all and Fla. She enjoyed watching and at First Baptist Church in Sa- was coined the "newspaper boy" Lindy Chase of Loxahatchee, way, Suite 150, Oklahoma City, lived a life with no regrets. attending Oakland A’s game, OK 73104. Condolences may be lem, volunteer work with Meals in the North Beach district when FL, Chris Toman of Livermore, Friends and family are invited gardening, and taking annual offered to the family, via e-mail, on Wheels, and building a new he was 10 years old, standing in CA, and cherished grandfather to to A Celebration of Life honoring family trips to South Shore Lake at condolences@danerimortuary. house. front of the old Fior de Italia in eight grandchildren. Shirley at Graham-Hitch Mortu- Tahoe. Her main focus in life was com . Arrangements have been Marion is remembered as a Washington Square. He was a John, affectionately known ary in Pleasanton on April 30, at her 6 children. entrusted to Daneri Mortuary in foreman in the iron trade for 58 to many simply as, “the Colo- loving, kind and gentle woman. 2:00 pm. Contributions in her Charlotte was preceded in Jackson. nel," touched many lives with Her favorite hobbies were oil years and loved every minute of name can be made to the Ameri- death by husband Milan Victor his boundless optimism. He was can Cancer Society. painting, poetry, reading, play- punking iron and the camaraderie Bachleda in 1998. She is sur- born in Scranton, Pennsylva- vived by children Janet (Bob) Lucille (Lou) Angelina ing the organ and sharing life of his co-workers at Soule Steele Romaniello Granica stories. and RPS. Frank was an avid nia on May 5, 1930, graduated Carole N. Rose Newlands of Livermore, CA; She is survived by her hus- deer hunter, fisherman and loved high school from Girard Col- On April 18, 2010 we lost Mary Anne (Jack) Gomes of Pleasanton resident Lucille Granica passed away suddenly band, Bill; brother John and working in his garden. He will lege, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a remarkable Tri-Valley resi- Vista, CA; Julie (Andy) Thomas graduated from the West Point dent, wife, of Reno, NV; Valerie (Dan) Ste- on April 12, 2010. Lou was born sisters, Vida and Shirlie, all in be missed dearly by his family in Waterbury, CT on November Canada; her children, Linda and friends. Military Academy in 1953, was mother, ussy of Poway, Ca; John (Holly) 28, 1942. Huffman, Linda Frey and Bill The family requests that any assigned to the Army Corps of cousin, and Bachleda of Livermore, CA; and Lucille was raised in an Ital- Frey of California and Scott donations may be made to Hope Engineers and served a tour in friend, Car- Paul Bachleda of Livermore, CA. She is also survived by grand- ian American home, and was Stewart of British Columbia. She Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Suite Korea in 1954 as a combat engi- ole Rose. Carole children Karen Homer; Laura extremely proud of her heritage. was predeceased by her parents, 100, Dublin, CA 94568. neer. He earned Masters Degrees passed on Webster; Scott Newlands; Nicole Lou relocated to California in brothers Ira and Gordon and son, Arrangements by Graham- in Physics and Civil Engineering peacefully Edminster; Danielle, Lauren, and 1973 with her only daughter, Donald. Hitch Mortuary. from the University of Illinois, amidst Austin Steussy; Sarah and Emily Gina. She spent most of her Burial will be in Truckee, later resigned his active U.S. years living in the South Bay, but California. The memorial service Army commission to accept a her four Bachleda, and great-grandchild relocated to the Livermore/Pleas- will be Sat., May 1 at 1:30 p.m., James E. Collins Sr. position at Lawrence Livermore men, two Madison Edminster. James E. Collins Sr. was born daughter- Mass of the Resurrection anton area in 2005 to be closer First Baptist Church of Salem. National Laboratory where he to Gina, her son-in-law Scott, (continued on page 10) in-laws, was celebrated April 23, at her brother St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and her only grandson Andrew (John), sister-in-law (Trish) and Livermore. Burial followed at (Drew). She was a resident of an assortment of four footed the San Joaquin Valley National Ridgeview Commons in Pleasan- friends. Carole was devoted to Cemetery in Santa Nella where ton and a member of the United her family and to raising her three Charlotte and Milan were re- Christian Church in Livermore. boys. Carole spent a number of united. She was very passionate about years as a production pattern Arrangements by Callaghan donating a lot of her time and designer assistant for Byer of Mortuary. efforts to both facilities, in both California. At Byer, Carole made fundraising and activity causes. Lou taught most who touched many new friends with whom Francis Marciel her life or whose lives she touched she continued to stay in contact Francis Marciel, born in Liver- with to this day. Carole always to LOVE big, LIVE big, have more, CA. on Dec. 13, 1925 to considered all her friends as part FAITH, and to LAUGH hearty. Frank and Marie Marciel, passed of her extended family. She is survived by her daugh- away suddenly on April 18, 2010 Carole was an avid quilter, ter, Gina, son-in-law Scott, and in Mt. Vernon. OR. making many baby quilts for her grandson Drew of Livermore, Francis grew up in a large friend’s new babies and full CA, along with her older brother ranching family in the Livermore sized quilts for family members. Leonard Romaniello, Sr. and Valley and spent his youth work- She was always on the lookout his children, Lenny and Cathy, ing on the ranch learning the for that special piece of fabric and her great niece and nephew, skills and techniques he would that would fit into her current or Michael and Christina of Water- utilize the rest of his life. As maybe a future project. bury, CT. an adult, he farmed, ran cattle Carole is survived by her hus- She will be remembered as a and did harvesting jobs in the band of 52 years William (Bill) loving mother, grandmother, aunt Altamont & Midway areas in the P. Rose, son William (Bill) P. and friend. surrounding Livermore hills. He Rose Jr. of Woodfords, CA, son A memorial service was held married his wife Mary on Feb. George Matthew Rose, of New at United Christian Church on 18, 1956. They settled on rural York City, Patrick Allan Rose of April 16th. Her family requests Buena Vista Ave. in Livermore. San Francisco, daughter-in-laws that in her memory donations In 1970 they bought a 2,200 Susie Pacheco-Rose of San Fran- be sent to the United Christian acre ranch in Mt. Vernon, OR cisco and Karen Brickey-Rose of Church, 1886 College Avenue, near John Day, moving there in Woodfords. Livermore, CA 94550 in her 1971 where they continued to No services are contemplated. name. develop the ranch and raise their In place of flowers please make a three children. Fittingly, Francis donation to the Leukemia/Lym- spent the last day of his life rid- Marion Blanche Frey phoma Society. ing around his beloved ranch on his trusty 4-wheeler with Mary Carol A. Penzotti at his side. Carol A. Penzotti died April Other survivors besides Mary 11, 2010. Carol was born in Balti- are daughters Sheryl Wishard more, MD on March 23, 1945. She (Bard) of Prairie City, OR, moved to Joanne Hansen (Frank), and son Te m p e , John Marciel both of Mt. Vernon. AZ, where Surviving brothers are Paul, she spent Lawrence, Herman and Roy her ado- Marciel and sisters Marie Brock- lescence, man, Theresa Turpin and Sharon and even- Marciel. Six granchildren, four tually great-grandchildren and numer- moved to ous neices and nephews also the Cali- survive. fornia A Memorial Service will be Bay Area held at the family ranch in Mt. where she Vernon on Sat., May 1st at 1 p.m. has lived for the last 40+ years, Private scattering of Francis's mostly as a resident of Liver- ashes on the ranch will be carried more. A true craftsperson, Carol was a naturally talented and notori- ously prolific, especially with her cross-stitch creations. Creativity was an innate part of who she was and how she expressed herself. Amongst her creative pursuits were cross-stitch, knitting/cro- chet, and most recently beading and jewelry making. If you were counted among her friends you would surely have received a handmade gift from her. In ad- dition to her crafts, Carol had a great love of reading, crossword puzzles, and all things whimsi- cal. She delighted in spending time with family and friends. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she loved animals (especially her cats). Carol is survived by her hus- PAGE 10 - The Independent, APRIL 29, 2010 (continued from page 9) where he found most of his eagle Arthritis Walk understanding the innovative mind May 8, 2010 as a statewide day of served for 26 years, retiring as a collection treasures. He was truly The 2010 Tri-Valley Arthritis by exploring the latest research in service. senior scientist in1990. a “simple man” and wanted noth- Walk will be held on Saturday, May cognitive science and psychology Some 75,000 volunteers, 8 years ing more in life than to be happy. 1st at the LifeStyleRx, 1119 East while also reflecting on the creativ- and older, will participate in the He retired as a member of the Stanley Boulevard at 8:00am. ity of famous artists, scientists, and "Mormon Helping Hands - Renewing Army reserves after 30 years of Don always had something funny Please visit the Tri-Valley Arthritis business people. California Parks" service projects. military service in 1983 as the to say, whether it was wrong or Walk website at www.aw2010trivly. Galindo lightheartedly guides the Mormons in every community in commandant of a U.S. Army right it was hilarious and down- kintera.org . For more information, reader through the universal stages California, working with park and reserve school for which he was right funny. Always so giving and contact Sarina Aguirre, Arthritis of the creative process and describes civic officials, have identified hun- awarded the highest military Foundation Community Develop- the nature of creative insight, ways to dreds of projects in parks throughout helping to others. He would give ment Manager at saguirre@arthritis. transcend creative blocks, the keys to the state. award in peace time, the Legion the shirt off his back for another. org or call 415-356-1237. cultivating creativity in groups, and In the Dublin/Pleasanton/Liver- of Merit. His passions for the last He loved to watch baseball and how to break free of groupthink by more area, approximately 1,000 20 years of his life were both: his favorite team the Giants. As using both sides of the brain. As a re- volunteers will work in city parks and serving as Chairman, CEO, and Sheep Shearing Day sult, readers discover how important historic sites, as well as walking trails for football he was a diehard Visit Forest Home Farms Historic President of Pan American Re- relaxation, collaboration, diversity, a and arroyos. Volunteers will wear the Raiders fan. Park to watch the sheep get their sense of humor, and a sense of play distinctive yellow Mormon Helping sources, Inc., a public company Donald is survived by his annual haircuts on Sunday, May 2, are to finding new ideas. Hands vests, the official vests used with a patented system for con- mother Martha Wilson of Liver- 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Friends of the Livermore Li- by members of their church when There will be something for the verting landfill waste into elec- more and father Wayne Wilson whole family. There will be live music brary have underwritten this program participating in humanitarian service tricity; and his several national as part of the Friends Authors and projects and disaster relief offorts of Sacramento. Father to Donald and demonstrations of old-time tradi- Arts Series. For additional events, throughout the world. speaking engagements as an ex- Wilson II, Jason Wilson, Ashley tions such as lace-making, woodcarv- check the library’s website at www. For more information about pert on energy and environmental ing, quilting, and spinning. Nature- Wilson, Megan Wilson, and Em- lovers will find garden tastings and livermore.lib.ca.us. Mormon Helping Hands, please ning to supply issues. He was a member of St. ily Wilson. Grandfather to Tyler sheepdog demonstrations. Children's visit http://newsroom.lds.org/ld- interpretive materials for some of Augustine’s Catholic parish and snewsroom/eng/ and type "Helping the new display areas, like the visitor Conder, AJ Shipman,, Aureanna activities include 4-H animals, crafts, Storytime with Farmer Hands" in Search reading area and the rotating seasonal enjoyed world travel, woodwork- Fernandez and Madeline Wil- games and tractor rides. Storytime with the Farmer will be Take a tour of the property and displays, among others. And lastly, ing, golf, performing as a vocal- son. Brother to Sheryl Pierce, held at Forest Home Farms Historic MDIA will provide new merchandis- ist, and spending time with his Brother-in-law Jeff Pierce and visit the old-fashioned Gift Shoppe Park in San Ramon. Visitors Center Upgrades ing fixtures and equipment for the new featuring Victorian items and farm The topic for Wed., May 5, 10 Mount Diablo Interpretive As- beloved family and friends. brother to Michael Wilson, Sis- mementos. Food will also be avail- a.m. to 11 a.m. is "Happy Mother's sociation (MDIA) is working with Visitor Center Retail Area. A memorial mass was cel- ter-in-law Julie Wilson. Uncle to able for purchase. Price is $2 higher Day." Mount ebrated on April 28th at St. at the gate, so pre-register and save There will be stories, songs, Melisa Maynard, Jessica Wislon, money. Augustine Catholic Church, Sarah Pierce, Jay Pierce, and crafts and refreshments. There will For registration information call also be an opportunity to visit with Pleasanton, CA, followed by Michael P. Wilson. Great Uncle (925) 973-3200 or visit www.sanra- the animals that live at Forest Home military honors committal at to Toni Juarez , Taylor Juarez, monrecguide.com. The activity num- Farms Historic Park. St. Augustine’s Cemetery, 5780 ber is #64661. For more information Brooklyn Juarez, Leslie Juarez, about Forest Home Farms Historic Children must be accompanied by Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. Chance Posada, Shelby Pierce, Park call (925) 973-3284. an adult, but only children need to reg- Family asks that memorial Forest Home Farms Historic Park ister. Pre-register by calling the San and Devon Oase. Donald was Ramon Community Center at (925) contributions be made to Girard loved by all and will be missed is located at 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Parking at the farm is limited, 973-3200 or register online at www. College, 2101 South College by everyone; he will be in our sanramonrecguide.com. Cost is $5 but parking will also be available on Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121, in hearts forever as he touched all Pine Valley Road, west of San Ramon for residents and $6 for non-residents. the name of John Toman, Class of of our lives. Valley Blvd. Ages 3-5 only. Space is limited. This 1947, or flowers sent to Graham- event will be held outdoors, so please Nothing was better than the dress appropriately. 4/19- Activity Hitch Mortuary, Pleasanton. smile on your face as I yelled Thinking Differently #64662 and 5/5- Activity #64663. across the way “Hey Don Pet- Author Javy Galindo will discuss Forest Home Farms Historic Park Donald James Wilson ty”, wearing your favorite hat. his book The Power of Thinking Differently at the Livermore Public is located at 19953 San Ramon Valley With great sadness we an- Boulevard, San Ramon, just south of You will forever be in my heart Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Liver- Pine Valley Road. Call 925-973-3284 nounce the passing of Donald “Uncle Dizzel” I love you, your more Avenue, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, for information. James Wilson on April 22, 2010. niece Jessica Wilson. May 2. He was a resident of Livermore. Born a free spirit, reborn a There is no charge for this event. Donald was born July 3, 1959 Books will be available for sale and AABC Scholarships “Freebird," fly freebird, fly. signing. Activities and Academic Booster in Berkeley, California. During All my love your son Donald “Creativity isn’t reserved for the Club (AABC) of Foothill High is his childhood he was very active Wilson II elite, the painter, inventor, or entre- accepting applications for four schol- in sports; he loved playing soccer preneur. It is a skill that we are all born arships of $500 each from Foothill There will be a visitation on seniors. and baseball and was also a Boy Fri. April 30; 10:00-11:00am, in with and can harness to enhance all aspects of our lives,” says creativity The application can be found at Scout. He also spent several years the Chapel of Callaghan Mortu- www.foothill-falcons.org or on the expert Javy W. Galindo, author of in drum corps. He was a student ary 3833 East Ave. Livermore; The Power of Thinking Differently: AABC webpage under scholarships. at Granada High School, and en- with a Celebration of Life com- An Imaginative Guide to Creativity, The deadline to submit an application joyed the Army where he proudly Change, and the Discovery of New has been extended to May 7. Please mencing at 11:00am. A burial submit applications to Mrs. Bing in served his country repairing Ideas. “Regrettably, far too many of procession will follow to the San us react to our circumstances with the Foothill counseling office. tanks. Donald was a mechanic Joaquin Valley National Cem- habitual responses that leave us feel- for many years by trade and loved etery where Don will be laid to ing stuck, frustrated, and desperate Day of Service to fix things with his hands. As rest and also receive traditional for deeper meaning.” Recognizing the impact of the an eagle collector, Don loved Army honors. 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Consistent Miles, PLACING LEGAL following owner(s): on April 8, 2010. Expires April before you send any money Auto Sales mo. Full Time. Training pro- Part-time work. Full-time ben- Excellent Health Benefits, 6 ADOPT A DOG OR CAT, for NOTICES Lalman, Inc., 3979 First 8, 2015. or fees. Read and understand Self-Motivated vided. www.KTPGlobal. efits. May qualify for bonus mo. OTR experience & current adoption information contact CONTACT BARBARA @ Street, Livermore Ca 94550 The Independent Legal No. any contracts before you sign. Easy Schedule com or call 1-800-330-8446. www. NationalGuard.com/Ca- CDL. 888-463-3962. www. Valley Humane Society at 925 243-8000 This business is conducted 2761. Publish April 22, 29, Shop around for rates. No Experience Needed (CAL*SCAN) reers or 1-800-GO-GUARD. USATruck.jobs eoe m/f/h/v. 925 426-8656. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS by:a Corporation May 6, 13, 2010. Will Train! (CAL*SCAN) (CAL*SCAN) Adopt a new best friend: 65)HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION SkILLS? NAME STATEMENT The registrant began to Benefits FILE NO. 436284 transact business under the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS TVAR, the Tri-Valley Ani- Discover a Career in Apply Within Secure jobs w/paid training. TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIEDS NAME STATEMENT mal Rescue, offers animals Great salary, medical / dental AD The following person(s) doing fictitious business name (s) Healthcare! Or Online @ FILE NO. 436376 and $ for school. HS grads call Barbara 925 243-8000 business as:Why Not 3D, listed above on December The following person(s) doing for adoption every Saturday Livermore Adult School In LivermoreAutoGroup.com ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri 1- or go on-line at ************** 27, 1996. and Sunday, excluding most Partnership with Call Parm or Ravi @ 1130 Catalina Dr., Apt#80, business as:Hey Nay Nay holidays. On Saturdays from 800-345-6289 (CAL*SCAN) www.independentnews. Reaches Livermore Ca 94550 is hereby Signature of Registrant: Boston Reed College (925) 294-7700 /s/:Sabhash L. 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Work and travel entire Livermore, Dublin, more CA 94550 ward Common Unit 2, Liver- for Senior Home Health SLT NEEDS CLASS A TEAM This business is conducted The Independent Legal No. cats only: Petsmart in Dublin May 2nd! USA. Start today. www.Pro- Pleasanton & Sunol more Ca 94551 from noon to 4 and the Pet Care Must Have DRIVERS with Hazmat. by:an Individual 2758. Publish April 15, 22, This business is conducted Food Express in Livermore Seats are Filling Fast, Call Experience tekChemical.com Call 1-208- $2,000 Bonus. Split $0.68 for Call Barbara 29, May 6, 2010. to Register Today! 593-0813 (CAL*SCAN) The registrant began to trans- by:an Individual from 1 to 4. On Sundays, (800) 201-1141 Senior Solutions, Inc. all miles. Regional contractor 925 243-8000 act business under the ficti- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Registrant has not yet begun 925 443-3101 JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! Get positions available. 1-800- cats are available at Petsmart tious business name (s) listed NAME STATEMENT to transact business under 835-9471 (CAL*SCAN) in Dublin from 1 to 4, and above on January 1, 2010. FILE NO. 437014 the fictitious business name PetCo in San Ramon from 11 Signature of Registrant: The following person(s) doing or names listed. to 3. Information, call TVAR /s/:Jermel A. Wells business as:Deepesh, Inc., Signature of Registrant: at (925) 803-7043 or visit our This statement was filed with dba: Sands Motel, 3787 First /s/:Nancy K. McKain website at www.tvar.org the County Clerk of Alameda Street, Livermore Ca 94550 This statement was filed with on March 23, 2010. Expires is hereby registered by the the County Clerk of Alameda 4)FOUND March 23, 2015. following owner(s): on March 24, 2010. Expires LOST or FOUND AN The Independent Legal No. Deepesh, Inc., 3787 First March 24, 2015. ANIMAL? 2754. Publish April 8, 15, 22, Street, Livermore Ca 94550 The Independent Legal No. FREE SECTION. Call 29, 2010. This business is conducted 2762. Publish April 22, 29, Barbara FICTITIOUS BUSINESS by:a Corporation May 6, 13, 2010. 925 243-8000 to let 49,118 NAME STATEMENT The registrant began to trans- households know! FICTITIOUS BUSINESS FILE NO. 436610-436611 act business under the ficti- NAME STATEMENT AUTOS/BOATS/RV’S/TRUCKS The following person(s) doing tious business name (s) listed FILE NO. 436612 business as:1)Experience above on October 9, 1996. 10)AUTOS WANTED The following person(s) doing Disc, 2)Triple Point Advisors, Signature of Registrant: business as:Performance DONATE VEHICLE: RE- 3266 Chablis Court, Pleas- /s/:Sabhash L. Patel Landscape Service, 5781 CEIVE $1000 Grocery Cou- anton Ca 94566 is hereby This statement was filed with Preston Avenue, Livermore pon. Your Choice. Noahs Arc registered by the following the County Clerk of Alameda Ca 94551 is hereby registered - No Kill Animal Shelters. owner(s): on April 8, 2010. Expires April by the following owner(s): Advance Veterinary Treat- Gauri Reyes, 3266 Chablis 8, 2015. Plants Direct Inc., 5781 Pres- ments. Free Towing, IRS Tax Ct., Pleasanton Ca 94566 The Independent Legal No. ton Avenue, Livermore Ca Deductible, Non-Runners. 1- This business is conducted 2759. Publish April 15, 22, 94551 866-912-GIVE. (CAL*SCAN) by:an Individual 29, May 6, 2010. This business is conducted Registrant has not yet begun FICTITIOUS BUSINESS by:a Corporation DONATE YOUR CAR: Chil- to transact business under NAME STATEMENT The registrant began to trans- dren’s Cancer Fund! Help the fictitious business name FILE NO. 436535 act business under the ficti- Save A Child’s Life Through or names listed. The following person(s) do- tious business name (s) listed Research & Support! Free Va- Signature of Registrant: ing business as:Manbha- above on August 9, 1996. cation Package. Fast, Easy & /s/:Gauri Reyes van Catering, 4386 Diavila Signature of Registrant: Tax Deductible. Call 1-800- This statement was filed with Ave., Pleasanton Ca 94588 /s/:Darrell L. Amaral 252-0615. (CAL*SCAN) the County Clerk of Alameda is hereby registered by the This statement was filed with DONATE YOUR CAR To on March 30, 2010. Expires following owner(s): the County Clerk of Alameda Breast Cancer! Help Sup- March 30, 2015. Mukta Arora, 4386 Diavila on March 30, 2010. Expires port Breast Cancer Patients The Independent Legal No. Ave., Pleasanton Ca 94588 March 30, 2015. Financially. Free towing! Tax 2755. Publish April 15, 22, This business is conducted The Independent Legal No. deductible! Se Habla 29, May 6, 2010. by:an Individual 2763. Publish April 22, 29, Espanol 1-800-489-2540 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Registrant has not yet begun May 6, 13, 2010. www.CarsForBreast NAME STATEMENT to transact business under Cancer.com. (CAL*SCAN) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS FILE NO. 436942 the fictitious business name NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) doing or names listed. SELL YOUR USED CAR FILE NO. 437044-437045 business as:Vega’s Land- Signature of Registrant: HERE. Call Barbara at 925- The following person(s) do- scaping, 1039 Bluebell Dr. #3, /s/:Mukta Arora 243-8000 ing business as:1)Painted This statement was filed with Livermore Ca 94551 is hereby the County Clerk of Alameda Tree Winery, 2)Painted Tree EMPLOYMENT registered by the following Cellars, 6776 Preston Ave, owner(s): on March 29, 2010. Expires 56) ADULT CARE Ste C, Livemore Ca 94551 Samuel Vega, 1039 Bluebell March 29, 2015. is hereby registered by the CAREGIVERS Dr. #3, Livermore Ca 94551 The Independent Legal No. following owner(s): NEEDED for elder care. This business is conducted 2760. Publish April 15, 22, One Varia LLC, 6776 Preston Light housekeeping by:an Individual 29, May 6, 2010. Ave Ste C, Livermore Ca errands transportation The registrant began to trans- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 94551 meal prep personal care. act business under the ficti- NAME STATEMENT This business is conducted Please fax resume tious business name (s) listed FILE NO. 436986 by:a Limited liability com- 925 371-8118 above on April 7, 2010. The following person(s) doing pany Signature of Registrant: 60) BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY business as:dgbestdeals, Registrant has not yet begun /s/:Samuel Vega 2648 St Helena Ct., Livermore to transact business under ALL CASH VENDING! Be This statement was filed with Ca 94550 is hereby registered the fictitious business name Your Own Boss! Your Own the County Clerk of Alameda by the following owner(s): or names listed. Local Vending Route. In- on April 7, 2010. Expires April Dennis D. Gordon, 2648 St. Signature of Registrant: cludes 25 Machines and 7, 2015. Helena Ct., Livermore Ca /s/:John Gash Candy for $9,995. Multi- The Independent Legal No. 94550 This statement was filed with Vend LLC, 1-888-625-2405. 2756. Publish April 15, 22, This business is conducted the County Clerk of Alameda (CAL*SCAN) 29, May 6, 2010. by:an Individual on April 9, 2010. Expires April WARNING - DO NOT Start FICTITIOUS BUSINESS The registrant began to trans- 9, 2015. a home/new business op- NAME STATEMENT act business under the ficti- The Independent Legal No. portunity until you listen to FILE NO. 437013 tious business name (s) listed 2764. Publish April 22, 29, this pre-recorded message: The following person(s) doing above on April 1, 2010. May 6, 13, 2010. 1-800-714-9540. 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Garages and screened-in porches are license numbers on all adver- TIONS tising. Check your contractor’s not included. status at www.cslb.ca.gov UNRESERVED AUCTION / • The number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Homes with guest or 800-321-CSL B (2752). SACRAMENTO: Thursday/ Unlicensed persons taking Friday, May 20-21, 2010. cottages or granny units can count those bedrooms and bathrooms, jobs less than $500 must Two Unused Modular as long as they were built with permits. state in their advertisements • The age of the home. In general, new homes sell for more Homes By a Ritchie Bros. that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Unreserved Auction, For than older homes. One exception may be beautifully maintained Board.” more details: 530-724- and/or refurbished vintage homes in desirable locations. 3900; www.RBAuction.com • Lot size. Buyers may pay premiums for lots that are larger, REAL ESTATE (CAL*SCAN) The Federal Fair Housing Act, especially if the space is well utilized. Title VII of the Civil Rights • Is it a short sale? Many buyers will underbid properties be- Act of 1964, and state law ing sold short because of the hassles and delays often associated prohibit advertisements for housing and employment with these sales. that contain any preference, Once your agent has a list of homes similar to yours, he or she limitation or discrimination will figure the average list and sales prices of those properties. based on protected classes, including race, color, religion, Then it’s time to refine the value by looking at criteria that sex, handicap, familial status cannot be programmed in to a CMA calculator. For these crucial or national origin. IVPC does factors, you will have to depend on the knowledge and expertise not knowingly accept any of your agent. advertisements that are in violation of the law. For example: • Location of the lot. Houses on busy streets tend to sell for 157)APT/CONDOS/DU- PLEX/HOUSE/TOWN- less than those on quiet cul-de-sacs, for example. HOUSE/RENTAL • Condition of the property. Agents who are familiar with a GOT A HOUSE FOR RENT? neighborhood know which homes were move-in ready and which Let the 38,000 households/ required major repairs. businesses that read the Inde- • Floor plan. While square footage is important, how that square pendent find out about it. . To place an ad go to www.in- footage is used may impact price. dependentnews.com or call Some floorplans are more popular than others. Is it a single Barbara at 925 243-8000 story home or are there lots of stairs? Is this the original floor HOUSE FOR RENT plan or was the home added on to? Were the add ons done with Near LLNL: 2bd, 1bath permits? How does it flow with the rest of the house? lovely yd, appliances, AC, storage, $1350 1st/ last. • Upgrades. Things like kitchen and bath remodels, inground email@example.com pools, upgraded flooring, beautiful landscaping and hardscaping, 661943-7984 newer or well-maintained decks and patios, and solar panels may 160)BOAT/RV and RETAIL add value to a home. LOOkING FOR RETAIL • Is it a custom home? Does it “fit” the neighborhood? Homes OR that are much larger and more lavishly appointed than their STORAGE SPACE? Great Location Off Hwy 580 neighbors’ are valued less than similar homes built areas filled On Kitty Hawk Road with big houses. The same goes of houses that are of a vastly For Details Email: different design style. Pmatharu@lagmail.net Even though your agent prepared a CMA when you first started 162)HOMES FOR SALE discussing selling your home, if it’s been more than a few weeks, he/she will likely update it based on current market conditions. If you delay offering your home for sale, or if your property stays on the market for a while, the analysis will have to be up- dated continually. The last thing you want is to price your property based on outdated statistics, and watch the market pass you by. HOUSE FOR SALE A CMA is designed primarily for homeowners who want to 4112 Freeda Court sell their property. 4bd/2ba, detached home in court location. Great However, a professional market analysis is also a useful tool for floorplan, solar panels, buyers wondering what the perfect home in the perfect neighbor- and upgrades. Built in hood will really cost – not just what it’s listed for in the Multiple 2005. Sold through City of Livermore to moderate-in- Listing Service or what Zillow estimates as its value. come families. $357,448. The List Price is the asking price. It may or may not represent Contact Tri-Valley Hous- a realistic value for the property. ing Opportunity Center at 373-3130 X302 Some sellers price their homes for more than a CMA shows it Open House: 4/25 1-4 is worth because they want to “test the market,” to see if anyone will pay their asking price. Some sellers price their homes low, either because they are willing to sacrifice full price for a quick sale or because they be- lieve listing it low will generate multiple offers and thus a higher selling price. If you see a home listed for a price that is “too good to be true,” it probably is. A Realtor can help a smart buyer calculate the fair market value of a property, which is the amount the house will likely sell for. So, for a free Market Analysis of your home – or a home you are considering making an offer on – call your Realtor today. Cher Wollard is a Realtor with Windermere Welcome Home, Livermore. PAGE 12 - The Independent, APRIL 29, 2010 Livermore, Pleasanton Agree to Discuss Airport Issues The cities of Livermore and analysis and “disagree with the the construction of airport facili- ceeded the limits set by the ordi- At its meeting earlier this land uses and development stan- Pleasanton have a tolling agree- conclusions.” ties in the assurances. They felt nance. If it did, the staff will then year, the council rescinded the dards for the airport. It would ment with regard to litigation The letter points out that facilities should not be part of the identify the aircraft that exceeded 35 year old airport master plan. constrain development to the involving Livermore’s recent there was no analysis provided assurances. the established noise limit. It reduced projections of future extent feasible under FAA rules vote to change the zoning of its of future improvements. The In addition to Pleasanton, If the aircraft is based at use at the airport, down from and regulations. airport. letter also raised concerns about those opposed to changes at the the Hayward Airport, airport 370,000 operations to 220,000 The Livermore city council The tolling agreement extends impacts from jet travel, which airport are most concerned about staff will speak to the owner to by 2030. Operations at the airport also approved a resolution that the right of Pleasanton to file could be significant in those por- single event. They would like to learn why the aircraft may have have never reached the projected included what they hoped would a lawsuit by 15 days starting tions of Pleasanton lying under see a system put in place similar exceeded the noise limit. If the numbers. The highest number calm those with concerns about April 21. the flight path. Single event noise to that used by the City of Hay- aircraft is not based at the Hay- of annual operations was about the airport. Livermore City Attorney is not dealt with in the analysis. ward at its airport. ward Airport, the aircraft owner 283,000 in 1993. There are cur- They include such things John Pomidor commented, “The The airport study is based on an The City of Hayward has an is notified that the aircraft may rently about 140,000 annual as staff will take no action to agreement gives the two sides an overall average of noise, the letter ordinance that limits the noise not use the airport so long as the operations. The number of planes encourage a major cargo carrier opportunity to talk a little more points out. level (measured in decibels) of aircraft is unable to comply with to be based in Livermore was service to come to Livermore; without the threat of litigation.” Pleasanton also raised con- planes using the Hayward Airport the noise limits. reduced from 900 to 720. the city does not intend to extend He said any lawsuit would be cerns about language relating to and provides for fines for viola- Dan McIntyre, Livermore The level of development is the existing runways; and the limited to issues addressed dur- grant assurances. When a public tions of the limits. The airport public works director, said that reduced from 1.9 million square city will continue to aggressively ing the discussion on changes at agency accepts grant monies for maintains four noise monitors the city conducts a noise study feet to about 1.4 million square foster reduction of airport noise the airport. the purposes of acquiring land for that are designed to measure every two years. In 2007, the feet. To date, about 670,000 consistent with federal law and As part of the hearings on re- an airport, it must agree to adhere the noise of aircraft taking off council considered an option to square feet of facilities have been in cooperation with other Tri- zoning of the Livermore Airport, to specific assurances relating to and landing. When someone study noise or to monitor it. The constructed. Valley cities. Pleasanton sent a letter stating use, operation and maintenance complains about noise, airport decision was to study the level of The new zoning would spe- they believe there are fundamen- of the airport. The objection staff check noise monitor records noise. “That’s all we are doing.” cifically identify the permitted tal flaws in the environmental Pleasanton had was including to see if the noise reported ex- Wild Horses, Burros Available for Adoption in Livermore Residents of the area will have feet), surrounded by a fence built Title to adopted wild horses wild herds. the opportunity to add a horse or of pipe or boards. The corral en- and burros remains with the The BLM periodically gathers burro to their families, when the closure must be six feet high for federal government for one year. horses and burros to control herd Bureau of Land Management adult horses. After providing a year of good populations on ranges shared brings its Wild Horse and Burro Horses under 18 months old care, adopters can receive title. with wildlife and domestic live- Adoption Program to the Liver- can be kept in corrals with five- The BLM or a representative stock. Herd sizes are controlled more Rodeo Grounds, Robertson foot fences. Four-and-a-half-foot will check on the condition of to ensure there is sufficient feed Park, 3500 Robertson Park Road, fences are allowed for burros. the animal during the adoption and water for all range users and Livermore, on Saturday and Sun- Adopters must provide a two- period. to ensure that natural resources day, May 1 and 2. sided, roofed shelter to pro- Wild horses and burros are are not over-used. “We’re holding the adoption vide protection from extreme protected by a federal law, the For additional information on in conjunction with the Cali- weather. Wild and Free Roaming Horses the adoption event or wild horse fornia State Horseman’s Spring “Adopted animals should be and Burros Act. The law rec- management, contact the BLM Stampede,” said Doug Satica, kept in this corral until they can ognizes the animals as “living toll free at 1-866-4MUSTANGS or the Litchfield Corrals at (530) manager at BLM’s Litchfield be approached, handled, haltered symbols of the historic and 254-6575. Information is also wild horse and burro facility and led,” Satica explained. “Non- pioneer spirit of the west,” and available online at www.wild- near Susanville. “We encourage gentled animals should not be requires the BLM to manage the horseandburro.blm.gov. everyone to come out and enjoy placed in large, open pastures.” both events.” At the adoption event, Adopt- The BLM will offer 30 horses, ers must provide a halter and lead mostly yearlings, and 10 burros rope. BLM wranglers will halter for public adoption. Anyone in- and load adopted animals. Adult terested can preview the animals horses must be transported in when they arrive at about 3 p.m. stock trailers with side-swing- on Friday, April 30. ing gates. The event gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Adoptions begin with silent bid- ding from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Animals not taken dur- ing bidding will be available for a $125 adoption fee. “With spring and summer days ahead, this is a good time to begin training an adopted mus- tang or burro,” said Satica. “Our horses and burros are certified to be healthy and they are ready to begin training.” The horses are from herd management areas in Northeast California and Northwest Ne- vada. Burros (donkeys) came from Southern California des- erts. All available animals have received de-worming treatments and vaccinations for West Nile virus, rabies and common equine diseases. All have negative Cog- gins test results. Adopters receive complete health records for their animals so they can begin health care programs with their veteri- narians. To qualify, adopters must be at least 18 years old and have no convictions for inhumane treatment of animals. BLM staff members will interview all pro- spective adopters to be sure they meet the BLM adoption require- ments. Newly adopted horses and burros must be kept in corrals with at least 400 square feet of space per animal (20 feet by 20 THE INDEPENDENT • SECTION II THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 Art, Community, & Education Chef Suzanne Aziz, founder of The Heart and S.O.U.L. of Nutrition, will discuss "Cooking Organically for Health" at the upcoming Good Food Festival in Pleas- anton. Favorite Songs of Harry Chapin to be Featured in Special Tribute Concert at the Bankhead With signature songs such as “Cat’s in the Cradle” and “Taxi,” Harry Chapin is recognized as one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of the 1970s. His tragi- cally early death in 1981 cut short his prolific career, but his classic folk rock music lives on in the hearts of his own and subsequent generations. A Tribute to Harry Chapin, featuring some of his best known songs, arrives at the Bankhead Theater for one performance only on Friday evening, June 4, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Performed by the Steve Chapin Band, led by Harry’s brother Steve, with original band members and guest vocalist Jessica Craven of the Chapin Sisters, the concert will be a Chapin family event and a celebration of Harry Chapin’s legendary songwriting gifts. Harry Chapin was known for his ability to transform Healthy Eating Goal of simple stories and heartfelt messages into memorable songs. Often called an American troubadour, Chapin took great pleasure in touring small towns and play- Good Food Festival ing intimate venues, where his relaxed stage presence connected him with audiences in a very personal way. His songs were inspired by the everyday stories of or- The City of Pleasanton will host and offers something for everyone myths, how to read food labels, and dinary people, such as the cab driver in his song “Taxi” a Good Food Festival on Saturday, interested in learning about healthy examples of healthy foods, among and the father and son of his best known hit “Cat’s May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. eating. It kicks off at 9:15 a.m. other topics. in the Cradle,” which soared to number one on the at the Pleasanton Senior Center. with keynote speaker Dr. Susan “The Good Food Festival is an popular music charts in December 1974. A cautionary The Senior Center is located at Rapp from Kaiser Permanente. In opportunity for all ages to learn reflection on a man’s distant relationship with his son, 3939 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. “Eat Healthy and Thrive,” she will about the small things we can do (See CHAPIN, page 3) This free event targets all ages cover goals for eating well, diet (See GOOD FOOD, page 3) 2 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 Art & Entertainment What’s so funny about greed? The Producers Camped-out at the Bankhead by Harry Stoll back to earth. In The Producers—one pro- The costumes by Lisa Danz are ducer whines, the other wheedles gorgeous and fitting, the choreog- money out of lonely loaded old raphy dances, and the sound of ladies—and together, they bet music echoes to support the story. against their investors, a prepos- terous notion with absolutely no The ensemble dance numbers are basis in reality. Max Bialystock a high kick as they spin, glisten, and Leo Bloom choose a musical, and all in all are shiny and bright. Springtime for Hitler, that will so Those are some of The Producers offend the audience it will open long suits—its length isn’t. Geez, and close the same night. They 26 scenes. cook the books intending to take During intermission, the audi- the money and fly down to Rio. But ence is handed a playbill of Spring- alas, poor Bialystock and Bloom, time with ads done in a 1950s style it’s too bad to fail. After an initial and a pun-filled production crew gasp, the audience finds letting the list, such as “Orchestrations … sunshine into the evil vile life of Blair Flatley,” but missed saying Hitler is not an outrage, but outra- it’s performed at The Blankhead. geous, and Springtime is a joy to The Tri-Valley troupe’s Spring- the world. It’s not Bloom’s day and time for Hitler is lavish and flies Bialystock plunges. like a mockingbird with swastika The Producers is a derivative of dancers, and soldiers in well-tai- Mel Brooks’ screenplay for his film lored uniforms, including a blue- debut in 1968. He adapted it for the eyed blonde dude in dark blue, stage in 2000 and it was a huge hit. played by Bob Stratton. His cast His oeuvre includes Robin Hood: notes have the Brooksian comment men in tights, Dracula: dead and Photo - Doug Jorgensen that he “… likes blind sky diving, loving it, and the in-progress, CEO, Baby. Cast of "The Producers" in rehearsal for the Bankhead Theater production. Sumo wrestling, and full contact The Tri-Valley Repertory The- gardening. There are brown shirts atre present it at the Bankhead— raucous lines lying spread on his play might not play in Peoria but to poke fun at, including Hitler in dresses, and carry patent leather with disciplined, but over the top, casting couch while he becomes a Sandpoint will love it. When it’s Jodhpurs, sitting on the edge of the purses. One scene with three old around the bend, and below the man with a mission. corrupted, he is enraged and waves stage for his soliloquy, perhaps too ladies would make Archie Bunker Borscht Belt performances, direc- Seaberg has a big show biz a Luger, taking names and kicking close to the audience for comfort. squirm. But then immediately, tion, dancing to the music, chore- voice and Lopez a beautiful wide- attitudes. We know what happens to Hit- they captivate with a walker-dance ography, and script—to sneak a ranging voice. They are so good Doing this corruption is the ler. What do you think happens to created by Tri-Valley Rep’s Kevin peek into the human heart. This you believe it. worst director they could find, those who scheme to cheat their Hammond. In a Busby Berkel- tale of greed is good. Kathleen Tiffany Davis is the oo la la Roger DeBris of the Gay White investors? Part of the answer is eyesque Tilt-a-Whirl, the circling Breedveld is the producer and John Ulla, who undulates, dances like Way—played by Kenneth Blair at the Bankhead in The Produc- dancers raise their walkers and Maio the director. a windup doll, and is chosen for with swishiness. When B&B ers. It’s springtime, time to see the play by the panting pair. Tif- the light bounces off the flying Jeff Seaberg portrays the bully- visit his house to sign him up, he Springtime for Hitler, the musical ing Bialystock and Robert Lopez fany delivers a smart portrayal of aluminum legs, then they come within a musical. introduces his all-gay production the shrinking violet Bloom. Both the cliché dumb blonde. She has team. “They all live here.” That’s distinction up the place. The once- legs up to here, no to there, and a comment on the high proportion big shot Bialystock is without provides an insight when she sits on the couch between them and of gays in theater. profit in his hometown. Lighting designer Andrew uncrosses and recrosses them at Some of the gay scenes drag, Dorland lights up the sky over the speed of sight. Davis plays her with caricatures rather than charac- ters. The biggest audience laughs The Producers: Bialystock when Bookkeeper with naughty innocence. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore Bloom notes that a failed produc- The script shtiks it to the audi- at the gay gags came from females, tion can make money. Bialystock ence with a glut of good gags—be- while the biggest laughs at dumb bludgeons bookkeeper Bloom into fore you can swallow one here blonde cheap shots came from Remaining runs: leveraging and slicing and dicing comes another. It’s gritty and witty, males. Brooks fan, Danville actor Fridays and Saturdays April 30, May 1, 7, and 8, at 8 the investments. Lopez’ Bloom sometimes silly, but ya gotta pay G. Scott Phillips, points out that p.m. and matinees Sundays May 2 and 9, at 2 p.m. is an honorable wimp who is too attention. Check the background Brooks is an equal opportunity easily corrupted by thoughts of posters, such as “King Leer.” offender. He says, “The gay ste- Admission: show biz glitz, including babes Ben Krantz should be charged reotypes depicted (Roger DeBris $36.50 general, $34.50 for seniors over 60, and $26.50 on Broadway, “… in nothing but with larceny for his love child and his entourage) certainly exist for juniors, under 18 pearls.” Franz Liebkind, who is the de- within the gay community, but they Bialystock plays sex games to ranged playwright of Springtime are only a part of who we are.” Tickets: get old ladies’ largesse. In The Well for Hitler. Bulky Ben happily The young actors play old Online www.livermoreperformingarts.org, by phone Hung Stable Boy and the Milk dances and sings in celebration ladies bent, creaky, croaky, and 925.373.6800, or at the ticket window Maid, Savannah Stratton is deli- of all things Third Reichian. His phony. They are clad in floral print ciously lascivious as she delivers Art & Entertainment THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 3 Broadway Chorus Plans Mother's Day Weekend Performances Broadway Chorus will perform atre, formerly known as Pleasanton “The Great Choruses of Broadway Playhouse. Tri-Valley Repertory 2” on Mother’s Day weekend. provides regional Theatre produc- The show will feature selections tions for the San Francisco East from beloved Broadway musicals Bay and the Tri-Valley area includ- including Gypsy, The Sound of ing Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Music, Les Miserables and Hair- Sunol and San Ramon. spray. The adult Broadway Chorus is a Pianist Daniel Lockert will the show days. Ticket prices are mixed group of about 80 men and perform along with other musi- adults 18+ $18, seniors 60+ $15, women non-auditioned performers cians. Also performing will be the juniors under 18 $10. There is a directed by Jenny Matteucci and Broadway Kids Chorus, made up accompanied by Daniel Lockert. 10% discount for those who hold a There is also a Broadway Kids of local children in grades 1-8, Broadway Chorus “business card” directed by Martie Muldoon. Chorus for students in grades 1- available from any Broadway 8 directed by Martie Muldoon. The three performances will be Chorus member. For more infor- Typically there are two concerts held on Friday, May 7 at 8 p.m., mation visit the chorus website, annually which usually include Saturday, May 8 at 8 p.m. and www.broadwaychorus.org, or call both the adult and youth groups. Sunday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at the 925.462.2121 Broadway Chorus encourages the “Ranch Shed” by Kathleen Meyer. Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Broadway Chorus is a com- community to attend the perfor- Road in Pleasanton. munity chorus located in the Tri- mances listed on the website and 'Art Made Easy' Work in Exhibit Tickets are available online at www.trivalleyrep.org or at the Valley area (Pleasanton - Dublin welcomes members of the com- - Livermore, California). It is part munity to join and sing with the The public is invited to the opening reception for the 16th annual Amador Theater box office on of the Tri-Valley Repertory The- group. The website is located at “Celebrating Art Made Easy” art exhibit on Mon., May 3, 6 to 9 p.m. www.broadwaychorus.org The exhibit features the work of Charlotte Severin and her students from the 2009-2010 class. The exhibit will be held at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol GOOD FOOD (continued from front page) Blvd. to improve our diet, and the major adults eat 22 teaspoons of sugar a Garden Club Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. implications those changes can day, and teens eat 34 teaspoons of Healthy food cooking demon- The exhibit will include plein air paintings (painted on location), as have on our short-term and long- sugar a day. By comparison, most strations will also be included and well as flowers, till life, figures created using live models, and experi- term health,” according to event women should be getting no more are scheduled as follows: mental works on Yupo and crumpled rice paper and collage. coordinator Diana Tucker. than 6 teaspoons a day of added • Making Your Own Healthy In addition to the opening reception, the exhibit will be open for Concerns about the growing sugar, while men have a recom- Snacks for Kids (ongoing through- the public to view May 4 to 6, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and May 7, 9 a.m. epidemic of obesity among adults mended limit of 9 teaspoons. out the morning) presented by to noon. and children are sweeping the Following the keynote speech, Crista Haar, Cal High School For additional information, contact Charlotte Severin, 846-6382. nation. The American Heart As- visitors can participate in a num- Culinary Department sociation reports that American ber of workshops and seminars • Quick and Healthy Meals CHAPIN including: (10:00 a.m.) presented by Mechiel • Eating Well at Any Age pre- Taylor (continued from front page) sented by Carol Garberson, R.D., • Cooking Organically for “Cat’s in the Cradle” was based on deserved reputation of their own. Senior Support of the Tri-Valley Health presented by Suzanne Aziz, office remains open through in- a poem written by Chapin’s wife This evening of song is enlivened • Shopping on a Shoestring pre- Founder of The Heart and S.O.U.L. termission. To purchase tickets and set to music after the birth of by the casual onstage sharing of sented by the ‘Shoestring Sisters’, of Nutrition call 925-373-6800 or visit www. their son Josh. While he built a personal anecdotes and stories Susan May and Joanne Hall The Pleasanton Senior Center’s livermoreperformingarts.org reputation for his music, Chapin of the band members’ years with • Eating Organically for Health ‘Snappy Café’ will offer a healthy was also known for his passionate Harry Chapin on the road and in presented by Suzanne Aziz, Found- lunch for $5 for non-seniors and $2 dedication to humanitarian causes. the studio. er of The Heart and S.O.U.L of for seniors. For more information, please contact the Pleasanton Se- He was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for A Tribute to Harry Chapin is part of the Livermore Valley Rose Society Nutrition, and • Container Gardening pre- nior Center at (925) 931-5365. his activism in working to combat world hunger. Performing Arts Center’s LVPAC Presents series featuring acclaimed Annual Show sented Livermore-Amador Valley A Tribute to Harry Chapin brings together the talent found in performers in music, dance and other performing arts throughout Scheduled his extended family. Since 1991 the year. Closing this season’s The Mount Diablo Rose Society the Steve Chapin Band has per- series will be a lively performance 22nd Annual Spring Rose Show is formed the songs of Harry Chapin, by the Doo Wah Riders on Friday set for Sunday, May 2. together with songs written by evening, June 11, 2010 at 8:00 It will be held at the Dublin Se- Steve, to audiences throughout the p.m. Known for their energetic nior Center, 7600 Amador Valley United States. The band includes and original style of “country with Blvd., Dublin. bass player “Big John” Wallace a Cajun twist,” the Doo Wah Rid- This is an American Rose Soci- and drummer Howard Fields, ers concert marks the third year ety sanctioned show. who toured with Harry Chapin the Bankhead Theater has offered Novice public entries and en- in the 1970s, as well as Wallace’s a country music performance in tires from society members are son Clark and Steve Chapin’s conjunction with the annual Liver- welcome between 7 to 10 a.m. son Jonathan, both of whom play more Rodeo. The show will be open to the the guitar. Also representing the The Bankhead Theater is lo- public for viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. family’s younger generation is cated at 2400 First Street in Down- The awards presentation will take guest vocalist Jessica Craven of town Livermore. The Ticket Office place at 3:30 p.m. the Chapin Sisters, a group whose is open Tuesday through Saturday There is no admission charge. lyrical sound and rich three-part from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. For more information call (510) harmonies are establishing a well- On performance days the ticket 331-6115 4 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 Art & Community Museum on Main to Honor Excellence in Preservation of History The Board of Directors of the was originally intended. toric character of our community, Museum on Main in Pleasanton • Historic Business Award: either through preservation of a is taking nominations for the First The business should demonstrate structure, creation of incentives Annual Museum on Main Heritage excellence in the preservation of for preservation, or work in record- Awards. The awards recognize historic structure that has always ing the community?s history; OR excellence in the preservation of been a business or commercial it may be a group that has had a our community’s history. property, maintaining as much of significant impact on the history Each year a panel of qualified the original character of the struc- of our community. judges, including historical pres- ture as possible. Those who wish to nominate ervation architects, members of • Educator Award: The hon- a building, organization or indi- the history profession, representa- oree should be an educator in the vidual may pick up a nomination tives from the community and the Pleasanton Unified School District form and a complete set of criteria museum’s board will select award who has shown exceptional sup- for each award at the Museum on winners in five categories. This port for and dedication to formal Main or by visiting the Museum’s year’s honorees will be publicly or informal education programs, web site at www.musuemonmain. acknowledged at an award cer- particularly in the area of history, org. Nominators will be asked to Fr. Jim Sullivan emony to be held September 24, civic engagement or the social attach a short essay, no more than 2010 at the museum, 603 Main sciences. a one page, single-spaced page in Seven Summers From the Shore De- Street. The five awards that will be • Phoebe Hearst Award: The honoree should have made sig- length, discussing the reasons for nominating this particular prop- buts in the East Bay presented are: • Historic Preservation Award: nificant and lasting contributions to the field of history and/or historic erty, business, group or individual. Other materials as appendices at- Fr. Jim Sullivan of Our Lady of and parishioners to continue his The building should demonstrate preservation in our community, tached to this application. Guadalupe Parish in Fremont, for- work with these impoverished excellence in the adaptive reuse • Historic Organization Award: All nominations must be re- merly of Pleasanton, has published young men from Caracas. “I think of an historic structure maintaining The honored group should have ceived by June 30, 2010. For more his first book, Seven Summers the main things the guys have got- the historical integrity of the exte- made significant contributions to information, please contact Jim From the Shore: A Seminarian’s ten from me, so far, are deeper faith rior while renovating the interior maintaining the history and/or his- DeMersman at 925-462-2766 or Story. (which just) happens automatical- space to a use other than that which firstname.lastname@example.org. He launched the publication ly, if you hang around with me for with with numerous book-signing long, and greater hopes, a broader parties and events in the East Bay. vision of what might be possible During the gatherings, Fr. Jim gave humorous readings from his for them, in life,” he stated. “They are great buddies with Festivities Mark Opening of Livermore book. He expressed appreciation Summer Farmers' Market the Californians. This is good for to his friends, reminding them all of them — sometimes I think that the entire proceeds from the this ministry is as much for the book will be used to support his North Americans as for the South The Livermore Certified Farm- There will be live music and gour- ers’ Markets, with over sixty Cer- youth ministry in Caracas, Venezu- Americans. I want to help them ers’ Market will open for the sea- met food. Local artisans will also tified Farmers’ Markets weekly ela. Tico and Valentina Zendejas, build better lives for themselves son on Thursday, May 8. be in attendance, displaying hand- in the Bay Area during the peak Miguel Vargas, and Ravi Arman and their families. I want them to The farmers’ market will be of the Marysville Youth Group, made arts and crafts. Market man- summer months. Certified Farm- draw closer to God, be more seri- held each Thursday from 4:00pm and E.J. Rin from the Alameda ous about their faith, which they ager, Thomas Dorn, says “There ers’ Markets are locations that offer Youth Group, were special guests until 8:00pm in Carnegie Park will be food, fun, live music and only California-grown products all have. I believe that several of at book-signing parties. Events them are future priests. We have between J and K Streets through other great entertainment offered sold directly to consumers by the will be on-going throughout the sponsored some of them in English October 21. The market will throughout the season. It’s going to farmers that grew, nurtured and spring and summer. A second programs, paid their tuition, paid showcase Northern California’s be a lot of fun for everyone.” harvested the crops. All PCFMA printing of the book has already rent for one of them for a semester freshest fruits and vegetables at Local farmers and other pro- markets accept WIC FMNP (Wom- been scheduled. so he could study fulltime, and so reasonable prices. ducers will bring produce like an Infant and Children Farmers’ The book is about Fr. Jim’s on. Their employment opportuni- “We are pleased to continue our strawberries, raspberries, cherries, Market Nutrition Program cou- pilgrimage from seminarian to ties rise with their capacity with well-received presence in the com- salad greens, artichokes, and later pons) and EBT (the Golden State priesthood and the young men English.” munity as a way to help promote from Marysville in his youth group on in the season terrific peaches, advantage food stamp cards). Tico Zendejas, who was in the buying local and eating healthy,” that he mentored and traveled with Marysville youth group, attributes nectarines, tomatoes, peppers and For more information on the to Betania near Caracas, Venezu- said John Silveira, Director of corn, all locally grown and straight Livermore Certified Farmers’ the success of the young men, both ela. While there, he met and has Californian and Venezuelan, to PCFMA. from the fields. Live music as well Market, please contact the Pacific been working with another group Father Jim’s efforts. To celebrate the new season as visiting bands will be featured Coast Farmers’ Market Associa- of young men for three and a half To order Seven Summers From Livermore Downtown Association each week. tion at (800) 949-FARM, (925) years. the Shore, go to www.catholiccali- will be in attendance for a special The Pacific Coast Farmers’ 825-9090, or go to www.pcfma. Fr. Jim expressed gratitude for forniapress.com “Thirsty Thursday” event. Market Market Association is the state’s com. the support given by his friends patrons can sample local wines. largest operator of Certified Farm- Poetry at Ravenswood This Weekend latest in a continuing series. fornia Poets in the Schools. The awarded the 2007 and 2008 Robert have appeared in Atlanta Review, Featuring Joan Gelfand and Featured poets will read at 2 winner of the 2010 Cervena Barva Phillips Poetry Chapbook prizes, Margie, The Hudson Review and Rebecca Foust with guest host p.m. An open follows, after a short fiction award, her chapbook of and All that Gorgeous, Pitiless Women’s Review of Books. She Deborah Grossman, poet laure- break. stories “Here and Abroad” will be Song, winner of the Many Moun- has been twice nominated for ate of Pleasanton, reading poems Joan Gelfand of San Francisco published late this spring. She will tains Moving Poetry Book Prize. Pushcart awards. about mothers and motherhood is a 2008 Pushcart prize nominee be reading from her books Seeking God, Seed, a book of environ- Light refreshments will be on Sun., May 2 at Ravenswood and winner of the 2005 Best Fic- Center and A Dreamer’s Guide to mental poetry with art by Lorna served. Admission is $5. Raven- Historic Site, 2 to 4 p.m. tion Award from Chaffin Journal. Cities and Streams. Stevens, will be released this year swood is located at 2657 Arroyo The City of Livermore and Poet She is the Fiction Editor for Zeek Rebecca Foust is the author by Tebot Bach Press. Her poems Rd., Livermore. Laureate Cher Wollard present the Magazine and a teacher with Cali- of Dark Card and Mom’s Canoe, Art & Community THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 5 Hike for Music Review: Battle of the Basses Hope Offers Produces Exciting Program Two Treks The trails of the Sunol Regional Wilderness are are the location for The concert itself opened with ed with ease. cello solo. The Prelude had much the Hike for Hope benefiting Hope By Nancy O’Connell a work by Diego Ortiz for viola da This Suite for gamba was very crossing of strings and ended with Hospice. On Saturday evening, April It will be held May 1. The hike 24th, the last of the three early gamba and harpsichord. Ortiz in popular in 1724, but it was 50 several chords. In the Allemande years later before viola da gamba he handled the trills and double will start between 8:30 and 9:30 music concerts was given in the 1553 wrote a book on ornamenta- a.m. Las Positas College library. Every tion, and this piece demonstrated music reached Germany. No form stops with ease. The Courante had difficult 16th note passages, but his Registration fee is $35, children seat was taken, so word of these some of the many types. Not only of instant communication in those 6 years and younger are free. wonderful programs is spreading. trills, but mordents and appoggia- days! Karl F. Abel’s father was a tone quality remained beautiful. The Sarabande, here presented as There are two treks available Kevin Fryer, a master harpsi- turas embellished the melodies. As good friend of J.S. Bach, and Karl from easy to moderate: The Little chord builder, was the pre-concert Morris played, one had a chance became close to one of Bach’s a stately dance form had double Yosemite Hike is along a tree lined speaker, and he first interviewed to look closely at the gamba. The sons when both lived in England. stops and several chords crossing park service road. The moderate David Morris, who brought three fingerboard is much shorter than Abel’s Sonata in E Minor had a 3 or 4 strings. Morris had perfect trail continues up the Canyon fascinating instruments with him on a modern cello, and there are Moderato which featured driving bow control, even at the tip. In the View Trail. – the viola da gamba, a bass vio- frets which enable the player to rhythms, and an Allegro which led Menuettos, he played with his bow The park is located at 1895 lin, and a Baroque cello. Morris play chords more easily. the performer from the lowest to much closer to the fingerboard, Geary Rd., Sunol. spoke on the evolution of these According to David Morris, To- the highest range of his gamba. wending his way through very Registration can be completed three basses over the last four and bias Hume ( ca. 1569-1645) wrote After the intermission, David tricky passages. The Gigue in 3/8 at www.hopehospice.com/hike- a half centuries. “scads of pieces”. The three which Morris brought out his bass vio- time was gay, with staccato used forhope. David Morris started his cello he played demonstrated the variety lin. He said that because it was for emphasis, and again, many Parking is $5 per car. Hike studies at the age of 12. Later he that the viola da gamba can attain a band instrument, there was no chords. for Hope’s designated parking is received his BA and MA in music without keyboard accompaniment. solo music for it. He performed The last work on this exciting adjacent to the Alameda Creek from U.C.Berkeley. He received There were many double stops a work of Francesco Rognoni’s, program was by Giacobo Basevi Picnic area. Follow the parking in The Spirit of Gambo. Loves who died around 1525. For the Cervetto, who lived for 101 years! directional signs after entering the a scholarship to Jerusalem and Farewell sounded more like a bass violin, Mr. Morris held his An Italian of Jewish descent, he park. Additional parking will be encountered the viola da gamba available in the overflow parking for the first time. His instrument lively folk song with much cross- bow overhanded, but not all the traveled to England to sell Stradi- way at the frog, as it’s held for varius violins. This venture was lot located 1.3 miles of the park has seven strings instead of the ing of the strings, and A Souldiers entrance, (watch for signs). A usual six. The viola da gamba is Galiard was rhythmical – a true modern cello playing. There were not successful, but he and his compositions were very popular shuttle bus will be available for in the lute family, and it is tuned galliard, a 16th century dance form no longer frets on the fingerboard, transporting you to hiker registra- in fourths, rather than fifths, with – gay and rollicking, in 3/4 time. but marvelous deep sounds came with the English. His Sonata IX in F was for cello tion inside the park. the interval of a third in the middle. Marin Marais lived from 1656 forth. Domenico Gabrielli was the and harpsichord. The Caccia was He told the audience that all of the string instruments are descended to 1728, and he left five books of music for gamba and bass viol. most famous cellist of his day. He a tour de force for the cellist, but Spring Stampede from the Arab world’s stringed fiddle, called a spike fiddle. This Explaining that playing the entire Suite could take all evening, David was connected to a church in Bolo- gna which was like a conservatory, most memorable of the four move- ments was the Andante allegro Offers Variety of is still played today in Egypt and Morris chose a subset to share. The Prelude was delightful, and the and he trained many cellists. His Sonata, written about 1689, had with its haunting melody. Cheers erupted from the back Horse Events other countries, and the bow is held California State Horsemen’s underhanded, instead of the way a Allemande was livelier with many four movements. In the Largo of the audience when the play- ers stood to take their bows, and Association, Region 5 is holding modern cellist holds his bow. double stops, ornamentation and there was an especially beautiful its 17th Annual Spring Stampede, Next he introduced a bass violin trills. The Sarabande, a popular melody played principally on the two curtain calls brought them out again from behind the library May 1st & 2nd at Robertson Park at which he had created especially dance form, was more serious and top two strings, the D and the A. the Livermore Rodeo Grounds. for him. It is bigger than a cello, refined and in triple time with an Accompanied by the harpsichord- stacks. No actual stage curtain in This is a fundraiser for the Re- is tuned down one whole note accent on the second beat. David ist throughout, this Sonata had a this setting! Next year, however, gion 5 Equestrian Program. from cello tuning, and was played Morris used every inch of his bow, slow third movement, followed by these early music concerts will The 2-day includes a Gym- standing up, because one was not using an underhanded hand posi- a very brief Prestissimo. be held in the new performing khana, Cattle Sorting, Winery allowed to sit in the presence of tion. In the Gigue, there were rapid David Morris referred to Jo- arts center on the campus. When Trail Rides, Western/English Horse royalty. In the days of courtly notes, and his fingers climbed far hann Sebastian Bach as a “bril- concert halls replaced the smaller, Show, Kiddie Korral Children’s music, royalty was often the em- up the fingerboard past the frets. liant dinosaur”. Suites as dance private homes, the beautiful vi- Area, Vendors, Food & Drink. ployer. The third instrument he The harpsichordist flawlessly forms were dying out, but Bach ols could not be heard. Which For information go to www. demonstrated was the Baroque followed him. The Rondeau and perfected the form based on all that instrument won the “battle of the springstampede.info or contact cello, which closely resembles the Chaconne demonstrated difficult had gone before. He performed basses?” The cello. Its tone carried Gina at 925-354-6514 or Lvs- cello of today, but it had no end passages which Morris surmount- the Bach Suite #2 in D Minor for to the back of every concert hall. email@example.com. pin, so he played it gamba style, holding it between his legs. Yuko Tanaka, harpsichordist, a native of Japan, has played with major Baroque ensembles and received her PhD in early music from Stanford University . Her beautiful instrument was built by Ron Nakashima and is based on one created in 1624 by Joannes Ruckers. This instrument belongs to Marilyn Marquis, who spear- headed these early music concerts five years ago. 6 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 Education & Community At Holy Cross Lutheran’s Preschool, Teachers Make the Difference By Patricia Koning that between them, they have over As Holy Cross Lutheran Church 100 years of experience teaching looks forward to celebrating its 50th at the school. Another common anniversary this fall, Pastor John denominator is that most of the Bost thinks the church has a lot of teachers’ own children attended reasons to be proud. One of those the program. reasons is Holy Cross Lutheran’s “Most of us never left after our preschool, which has been serving kids finished,” says Cindy Silveira, Livermore families since 1973. who teaches in the three-year-old “I think Holy Cross has one of program. “We value each other and the best preschool programs in the we value the school.” Tri-Valley,” he says. “Our low stu- A 10-year veteran of Holy dent to teacher ratio gives parents Cross, she says she loves the de- peace of mind that their children velopment in three-year-olds over will get plenty of one-on-one and the course of the year. She also hands-on instruction. The overall loves letting the kids get messy. goal of the preschool program is “The messier the better. One of to instill in the children a love of my favorite things is to let the learning.” kids go crazy with glue,” she adds. Bost knows a thing or two “They don’t always get that glue about the preschool program, and dries clear. The kids make these not just from the perspective of a masterpieces that then disappear, pastor—his seven-year-old went but then they are fascinated with through the program, his four-year- the texture and shininess of the old is currently in the program, dried glue.” and he expects his one-year-old to Holy Cross Lutheran will be attend in a few years. Photo - Doug Jorgensen celebrating its 50th anniversary on His favorite aspect is “Godly Students entertain residents at Heritage Estates in Livermore. Sept. 17-19, beginning with a for- Play,” which he alternates leading mal dinner and dance at the Robert with the preschool director Jenifer says Bost. “We are seeking to draw “We don’t apologize for this,” says times, and the junior kindergarten- Livermore Community Center Montgomery. In Godly Play, Bost things out of the children, rather Bost. “We are a school that will ers four times a week. that Friday night. Bost expects or Montgomery reads a 20-min- than bury them with information. I talk about spirituality with your Each classroom has up to 18 a number of founding families ute Old Testament story, livened believe the kids will discover what kids. We may not be the school students with three teachers, keep- and former pastors to attend the up with visual aids and props. they need to from the stories.” for everyone but I think people ing the student to teacher ratio at celebration. A special worship Afterwards, the students answer Faith and religious instruction appreciate our honesty.” 1:5 or 1:6. State licensing require- service will be held on Sunday, “I wonder” questions, such as “I are a strong component of the The Holy Cross preschool has ments stipulate a ratio of at least Dec. 12, the actual anniversary of wonder where you see yourself Holy Cross preschool program, three programs: 3-year-olds, 4- one teacher per 12 students at this the church’s founding. in this story?” or “I wonder if we although the school and Vacation year-olds, and junior kindergarten, age group. For more information on Holy could remove any part of the story Bible School program draw more each offered in the morning and Right now 13 teachers work Cross Lutheran, visit www.holy- and still have it make sense?” people with faith connections afternoon. Three-year-olds attend in the Holy Cross preschool, and crosslivermore.org or call 925- “It’s not about history or facts,” outside of Holy Cross than to it. twice a week, 4-year-olds three Montgomery proudly points out 447-1864. Rotary Foundation Announces Over $27,000 in Grants The Rotary Clubs of Liver- Grants were given to the fol- “Teen Zine” is an art and literary • Community Children’s Health gram feeds a growing number more met recently to announce lowing: magazine created by Livermore Access Program, a partnership of kids in each of our Livermore the awarding of a total of $27,125 • The Open Heart Kitchen re- teens to showcase the artistic between the City of Livermore schools who live in cars with their grants from the Rotarian Founda- ceived a total of $11,000. $5,000 talents of Livermore teen artists, Human Services and Livermore parents and siblings. It gives a hand tion of Livermore was awarded for the “Weekend poets and writers. School District received $5000. to veterans who go to the Veteran’s The Foundation is managed Box Lunch Program, Livermore • The “Dictionaries for Young The program’s goal is to remove Hospital for their medications as by both the Livermore Rotary Hot Meal Program” and $6,000 for Scholars” project, sponsored by barriers to success in school by they try to return to a normal life. and the Livermore Valley Rotary. a matching grant opportunity. the Livermore Rotary with par- providing access to local medical, On the happy side, there were sto- It provides major grants to local • The Assistance League of ticipation by the Livermore Valley dental and optometric care for low ries of Livermore teens crying with organizations that have identified Amador Valley received $6,500 Rotary, the Hindu Cultural Center, income, uninsured and underin- pride and joy when they saw their special needs. for their “Operation School Bell”, Livermore National Lab and other sured children. own artistic creations published The Foundation awarded a providing clothing and books to participants, received $2500 to As each recipient went to the in the “Teen Zine” glossy teen total of $27,125 in grants to five children in Livermore Schools. continue this program. Every third podium to receive their grant they magazine. There were stories about organizations. Two grants went to • Livermore Public Library grade student attending Livermore shared stories – some happy and young kids going with Assistance continue support for organizations received $2,125 to fund a teen schools receives an illustrated dic- some bringing tears to the eyes of League volunteers to buy basic whose programs feed and clothe magazine (or “Teen Zine”) called tionary, as does every third grade the audience. clothes for school in the fall. needy children. “Fusion”, for the second year. teacher. The Open Heart Kitchen pro- Education & Community THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 7 Pleasanton Teams Move On in Destination Imagi- Nation Competition Four teams of Pleasanton students used their creativity to solve challenges involving improvisational skits, puppet shows, robots and construction projects at the California state Destination ImagiNation tournament April 10 at Independence High School in San Jose. Com- peting among 180 creative problem-solvers from all over California, four Pleasanton teams earned spots in the Global Finals to be held at the University of Tennessee, May 26 to May 29. Destination ImagiNation is the world’s largest creative problem solving program designed to teach children divergent thinking, creative problem solving and team work. The teams are: “There is No Planet B” from Foothill High School, first place and second place; “Senioritis” from Foothill High School, second place; “Vanilla Chocolate Ninjas” from Pleasanton Middle School, first place; and “Creative Wizard Champions” from Fairlands Elementary, second place. Teams from Foothill High School and Fairlands Elementary also received special Renaissance Awards for outstanding design, engineer- ing, execution and performance. Photo is of of Foothill High School team, “There is No Planet B” with first place, second place and Renaissance Awards. From left are Hunter Laine, Preston Hedrick, Arielle Siegel, Sachin Dhar, Marisa Victor, Naveed Akhter 99 Ranch Market’s New Store Now Open in Pleasanton 99 Ranch Market, the leading • Seafood Department fea- foods from the Deli department Asian American supermarket chain, tures a lobster tank and a large available for dine-in or take-out, opened its 12 th retail location in assortment of live crabs and providing with sautéed dumplings Pleasanton on Tuesday, April 20. fish, which will be cleaned and and oriental items, which are hand- The Pleasanton store, located at cut upon request. Fish will also made by experienced chefs. 4299 Rosewood Drive, Pleasanton, be deep fired at no additional The new 99 Ranch Market will represents 99 Ranch Market’s retail cost. also offer additional services and location in Northern California. • Meat Department is staffed conveniences, including ATM, 99 Ranch Market’s 11 locations in by professional meat cutters phone cards, California Lottos and the Bay Area are known for offering and offers a complete selection Mega Millions. There are a lot of a wide selection of freshest fruits and of USDA Choice beef. Best discount items offering at the store, vegetables and the highest quality quality poultry and pork meat. customers will be able to receive meats and seafood. The Pleasanton Hard-to-find items including special savings during the store’s location satisfies an important need rabbit meat, quail and black grand opening. Local Comcast employees and their families joined with students for customers looking for the best for chicken can also be provided and parents to spend the morning repainting the Kindergarten On top of a wide variety of 99 themselves and their families. in the store. Playhouse, building a retaining wall, planting flowers, restriping Ranch Market introduced various David Lee, Chief Operating Of- • An extensive array of fresh the playground, sanding and repainting the flagpole, replacing licensees in the Pleasanton Store, ficer of 99 Ranch Market in Northern produce, including locally benches, repairing fences, and cleaning up the grounds at including the bank, book store, California, said, “We are commit- grown produce, an unusual ted to offering enjoyable shopping cosmetic service and health food Livermore Valley Charter School. This volunteer effort was part selection of seasonal, exotic supplement company, to provide of the 9th Annual nationwide “Comcast Cares Day.” Pictured are experience and abundant choices to specialty products. customers with a truly convenient volunteers repainting a map of the east coast of the United States. our customers. Promising diverse • An extensive selection of shopping experience. “Our local students and parents continue to feel the devastating products and quality services, we wine and beer from around the 99 Ranch Market is committed effects of school budget cuts, and we hope that our Comcast Cares believe the new Pleasanton store will world to maintaining its market- leading satisfy the needs of residents in this • The Grocery Department position by providing one stop Day efforts at 14 California schools can have a positive impact on highly populated district. Our store in provides a full selection of shopping convenience to custom- that situation,” said Curt Henninger, Regional Senior Vice President Concord has been a great success and oriental grocery items, such as for Comcast California. “Comcast Cares Day is part of our ongoing ers, consistently delivering value has prompted us to open a second in authentic food items from Tai- commitment to education and to improving the quality of life in the for money through Super Fresh the Tri-Valley area, and we believe wan and China, ethnic offerings neighborhoods where we live and work.” Foods, Friendly Service and Low this new business development will including Hispanic and Filipino Prices. Please visit www.99ranch. take root in this district and open a and Indian foods. com for more details about 99 new chapter for the whole group of • A large bakery emphasizing Ranch Market. 99 Ranch Market.” made-from-scratch pastries, For more information, please go The new 46,000-square-foot 99 desserts and artisan breads to the stores of 99 Ranch Market, Ranch Market features many appeal- • A wide variety of great or visit the website: www.99ranch. ing elements, including: com. 8 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 ART/PHOTO EXHIBITS non ADAS members. Artist’s applications under free. Reservations required, 925- 23-24 and April 30-May 1 at 7:30 p.m., to “Wayward,” at $15 p.m. general, $10 Livermore Art Association Gallery, available: e-mail ormawebb@comcast. 447-8941. Come and enjoy a day under April 24 at 11:00 a.m. and May 1-2 at 2:00 youth/senior/alumni, $5 for CSUEB located in Carnegie Park, offers art net or call 925 828-9170. the shade of the winery's old trees. Kick p.m. Audience members are encouraged students, may be reserved at http://class. classes, unusual gifts, painting rentals, art Art exhibit, Louise Gibler will be exhibiting off your shoes and dance to the music of, to bring donations of nonperishable food csueastbay.edu/theatre/Ticket_Reserva- exhibits and information pertaining to the her oil paintings consisting of still life, Top Secret. Please call 925-447-8941 for items to the theater to benefit The Haven tions.php or at 510-885-3118. art field, 2155 Third St., Livermore. The landscape, floral and figurative subjects more information. Food Pantry. Tickets are $12, $16 & $20 Las Positas College Dance Performance, gallery has been open since 1974 and is for the months of May and June 2010 at Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery, Mother's for adults and $8, $12, & $16 for children May 7 and 8, 8 p.m. college theater, 3000 run as a co-op by local artists. Hours are the Garre Vineyard & Winery 7986 Tesla Day May 9. Have a picnic and taste wine. and seniors. All tickets may be purchased Campus Hill Dr., Livermore. $12 gen- Wed.-Sun. 11:30-4 p.m. For information Road, Livermore. Hours of operation are There will be treats to dip into a chocolate online at www.civicartstickets.org up eral admission, $8 students and seniors. call 449-9927. Monday through Friday 11 a,.m. to 12:30 fountain. All mother's get free tasting. to three hours prior to the performance, 424-1119. Seward Johnson Sculptures Downtown p.m. and weekends 11:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Picnic spots available first come, first by phone at (925) 931-3444, or in person Pleasanton, interactive exhibit by sculptor All the pieces are framed and done in the served. Reserve a table, with linens for at the Amador Theater Box Office. Box AUDITIONS/VOLUNTEERS J. Seward Johnson placed on sidewalk chiaroscuro style of painting. only $15.00. Private Courtyard max 50 office hours are Monday through Friday Auditions, Joseph and The Amazing Tech- locations. The eleven life-size, three- Diapers to Diapers, poetry, prose and pho- people, $200.00. Wine club recieves 10% from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for two hours nicolor Dreamcoat. Tri-Valley Repertory dimensional bronze sculptures depict the tography exhibit. Vogue Studio, 5410-4 discount on table & courtyard rental. 3053 prior to the performance. Group discounts Theatre: Adult Auditions: (ages 14-mature everyday activities of people who may be Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. Reception with Marina Ave, Livermore, www.rmwinery. are available. adult) May 10 and May 11 at 7:30 pm found anywhere, from a man reading a artists Sat., May 22, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cre- com, to reserve e-mail info@rmwinery. Dark Deeds at Swan's Place or Never Call-backs by invitation only, May 15 at newspaper on a park bench and an elderly ative director: Sandra Kay; photographer: com or call 443-1998. 3053 Marina Ave., Trust a Tattooed Sailor, May 14-16 & noon. All auditions at 315 Wright Brothers woman carrying a bag of groceries to a Monica Dawn. Gourmet appetizers. Live Livermore. 21-23. San Ramon Community Theater Avenue, Livermore. Bring a current head child welcoming a soldier home from duty. music by the band 256. $3 at the door. Tamás Estates will host Buon Appetito, presents the tongue-in-cheek, uproarious shot and resume. Prepare 16 bars up-tempo The exhibit will remain in place through Tri-Valley Haven fund-raiser. on a new day, May 12, featuring a food melodrama. Classic Olio songs, skits, Broadway song with sheet music in your June 30, 2010. More information about Pleasanton Art League, 41st Annual Art and wine pairing experience. 4 to 7 p.m. and dances between scenes. Front Row own key. Everyone auditioning must be the J. Seward Johnson exhibit is avail- Show, May 21-23, Alviso Adobe, 3465 Offered complimentary to Salute wine Theater, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd., prepared to dance. No flip flops or bare able by contacting Pleasanton Fine Arts Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton. 10 a.m. club members. Reservations are highly San Ramon. www.sanramoncommuni- feet Children's auditions: (ages 7-13) on Coordinator Julie Finegan at jfinegan@ to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to recommended. Seating is limited. Open tytheater.org Saturday, May 15 at 9 a.m. at 315 Wright ci.pleasanton.ca.us or (925) 931-5355. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. No admission charge. for Club Members and up to 4 guests each. Plays Inspired by O’Neill, May 16, 2010. Brothers Avenue, Livermore. Children do Art Exhibition – Works by Colin Hurley Public is invited. $10 for guests. Visit tamasestates.com From the new collaboration between the not need to prepare music, but must be at Ryan Fine Art gallery, An exhibition of Art & Wine Crawl, May 38, 5:30 to 7:30 or call 925-456-2380 to purchase tickets Foundation and Playground, eight new, ready to dance and learn music from the works by this expressionistic painter with p.m. downtown Livermore. Several art- or to make reservations. 5565 Tesla Rd., short plays which all pay homage in one show. A parent must stay on the premises local roots, creating a range of playful to ists’ receptions, studios and wine tasting Livermore. way or another to Eugene O'Neill and/or during the audition. If your child is cast in edgy works in media from acrylic to spray venues. Organized by Ryan Fine Art his works. 3 p.m. Danville Town Hall, the show, at least one parent must volun- paint, will be showing at Ryan Fine Art Gallery, pick up a map, 171- South J MUSIC/CONCERTS 201 Front Street. Tickets $25. www. teer to supervision duties for 2 rehearsals from April 16th through May 8, with a Street, Livermore. Maps available one Las Positas College Music Department eugeneoneill.org/events or performances. Cast: featured, 6 men, reception Friday, April 30 from 5:30-8:00 week prior to exhibition. www.lindary- Recital, May 5, 12:30 p.m. College the- Las Positas College One Act Plays, May 1 narrator (female); featured 11 men, 1 p.m. Ryan Fine Art is located at 171 So. anfineart.com. ater, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore. 19, 12:30 p.m. and May 21, 8 p.m. on woman; ensemble. More information go J Street, and open lunch hours Thursday Art in the Vineyard, May 30, Wente Free admission. 424-1119. campus, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Liver- to www.trivalleyrep.com/auditions. through Saturday and Friday evenings. Vineyards Estate Winery, 5565 Tesla Las Positas College Orchestra and Band more. Free admission. 424-1119. Info at www.lindaryanfineart.com. Rd., Livermore. Art in action, art displays Concert, May 5, 7:30 p.m. location TBA. Tri-Valley High: The Impossible Film MOVIES Call to Artists - Art Exhibition, What Lies and sales, entertainment, wine tasting. Information 424-1119. Project, May 20, 21, 22. Creatures of A Patch of Blue, Classic Film Series, Above, Below & Through, a juried exhi- Information go to www.livermoreartas- KC and the Sunshine Band, May 7, 8 p.m. Impulse, teen improv group, creates short Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., bition exploring surface, depth, opacity sociation.org. Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. films based on audience suggestions. May 6, 7 p.m. Las Positas College and & transparency. Entries due April 16th. Tickets or information at www.sanramon- Veterans Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton. Pleasanton Public Library present this Exhibition runs May 14 - June 19th at Ryan performingarts.com or 973-ARTS. $8 in advance and $10 at the door; student classic film series with Candy Klaschus, Fine Art, 171 So. J Street, Livermore. See WINERY EVENTS Leo Kottke, Livermore Valley Perform- tickets with valid ID $5 in advance and film historian and Coordinator of the Hu- www.lindaryanfineart.com for details. Vino Carnival, a wine country Auction ing Arts Center Presents. May 14, 8 at the door. manities Program at Las Positas College. Through the Glass Eye, current exhibit benefiting these local children's charities, p.m.. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Twelve Angry Men, presented by the King's No admission charge. showcased at the gallery at Deer Ridge hosted by the Livermore Valley Wine- Livermore. 925-373-6800, www.liver- Players, a local, amateur theater company. Book Into Film, "Emma," May 16. A film Vineyards. This exhibit features landscape growers Foundation. Sat., May 1, Palm moreperformingarts.org. May 21, 22, and 23, 2010. 7 p.m. Cedar based on the book by Jane Austin. View photographic works by Marc Davis, Chris Event Center, 1184 Vineyard Ave., Pleas- Las Positas College Vocal Jazz Concert, Grove Community Church, 2021 College the movie at 2:00 p.m. in the Pleasanton Foster, Stephen Joseph, Lon Overacker, anton. 5 p.m. silent auction and upscale May 14, 8 p.m. on campus, 3000 Campus Ave., Livermore. 925-447-2351. Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue, and Lawrence Piggins. Free and open carnival cuisine, 7:30 p.m. live auction Hill Dr., Livermore. $12 general admis- Desire Under the Elms by Eugene O’Neill, Pleasanton, followed by a comparison of to the public during tasting room hours, and dessert/port pairing. Tickets $175 per sion, $8 seniors and students. 414-1119. May 23, 2010, 3 p.m. A classic play, one the movie with the book. Free. Informa- Friday through Sunday, 11 am - 5 p.m. until person. Game token packages available, Livermore Amador Symphony, concert of O'Neill's renderings of Greek tragedy tion: 925-931-3405. May 21, 2010. Preview the collection at buy 5 game tokens and event ticket for May 15, “Strings, Tuba and Mahler,” Tony transported to American soil. Directed Film Program for MAP, (Mature Adult www.deerridgevineyards.com/glasseye. $200. www.lvwine.org. Clements, tuba. 8 p.m. Bankhead Theater, by Soren Oliver. The Eugene O'Neill Program), "Miss Potter" will be shown html. Deer Ridge Vineyards, 1828 Wet- Cinco de Merlot, May 1, Cedar Mountain 2400 First St., Livermore. 925-373-6800, National Historic Site, Tao House Tickets Tues., May 18 at 1 p.m. at the Pleasanton more Rd., Livermore. Winery, So come by between 12:00-4:00 www.livermoreperformingarts.org. $25. www.eugeneoneill.org/events. Library. Beatrix Potter has delighted The Contra Costa JCC will open three and enjoy some Mexican food and Merlot Las Positas College Instrumental Jazz A Tribute to Harry Chapin, Fri., June 4, generations of children with her books. new exhibits featuring work by Michael compliments of Cedar Mountain. 7000 Concert, May 15, 8 p.m. on campus, 8 p.m. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., But she kept her own private life locked Yashar, a collection of Ketubot, and Tra- Tesla Road, Livermore, 925-373-6910. 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore. $12 Livermore. LVPAC Presents The Steve carefully away. Oscar-winning star Renee ditions: From Generation to Generation, Art, Wine & Chocolate, An evening of general admission, $8 seniors and stu- Chapin Band with special guest Jessica Zellweger brings her secret story to the an eclectic collection of Judaica from wine-tasting, live music and fine art to dents. 414-1119. Craven of The Chapin Sisters. Tickets screen in "Miss Potter.” Rated PG. 93 the local community. The exhibits will benefit Camp Kadima. Saturday, May 1, Pacific Chamber Symphony concert, on-sale to public Tues. April 27 at noon. minutes. The film will be shown in the be housed at the Contra Costa JCC’s 7:30-10 p.m. Come experience the fine Thurs., May 20, 8 p.m. Bankhead Theater, 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperform- Library Meeting Room. The Pleasanton Friedkin Art Gallery, Gallery 925, and art of nine diverse award-winning and 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets avail- ingarts.org. Library is located at 400 Old Bernal Ave., Tice Valley Gallery from May 12 through upcoming Bay Area artists. Works on able at 925-373-6800, www.livermore- Pleasanton. This program is free. No regis- September 17, 2010. Gallery hours are display will include original watercolors, performingarts.org. DANCE tration is required. For more information, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to acrylics, oils, ceramics, photography and JAMfest Youth Concert, May 28, 7 to Saturday Night Dance Parties, themed call Penny Johnson, 931-3405. 8:00 p.m and Fridays, 9:00 am to 3:00 jewelry. Enjoy wine tasting from Little 8:30 p.m. Lions Wayside Park, corner of parties each Saturday night from Salsa Book Into Film, "Clueless," May 30. Read p.m. The public is invited to enjoy the Valley’s selection of superb wines. Treat First and Neal Streets, Pleasanton. Local to Swing, includes an optional group the book, then view the movie at 2:00 p.m. exhibits. Admission is free. The Contra yourself to delicious gourmet desserts. youths perform. City of Pleasanton Parks dance lesson at 7:15. $15 cover charge, in the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Costa JCC is located at 2071 Tice Valley Live music performed by Night Harvest. & Community Services contact at Mark 7:15 dance lesson, 8:00-10:30 for dance Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, followed by a Blvd. in Walnut Creek. Tickets are $20. Little Valley Winery, Duncanson at 925.931.3481 parties. It's All About Dancing, 171 So. comparison of the movie with the book. Call for Artists, Art in the Park, Danville: 739 Main Street, Pleasanton. Contact Livermore Avenue, 925-449-9292, or Free. Information: 925-931-3405 12th Annual Fine Arts Festival, October Sharon Cohen, 925-931-1055 x11 or ON THE STAGE firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 & 3, On the Town Green, Front Street email@example.com. The Producers, Tri-Valley Repertory The- Wayward, an immersive dance/theatre CHORAL Park, by the Library. Categories: Paintings Lavish Laines Winery, May 7-9: release atre mainstage musical, April 30, May 1, event that will lead audiences on a journey Las Positas College Choir Concert, May 4, in All Media, Photography, Ceramics, of the 2008 Gewurztraminer. Come out 2, 7, 8, 9. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First through and around the Cal State East Bay 8 p.m. Centerpointe Presbyterian Church, Sculpture, Graphics and limited openings and taste this wine. For more information St., Livermore. Tickets or information at University Theatre, will be performed at Pleasanton. Information 424-1119. in Fine Jewelry (no crafts). Sponsored by on anything about Lavish Laines Winery 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperform- 8 p.m. May 7-8 and 14-15, and at 2 p.m. Ohlone College Community Chorale and Alamo Danville Artists’ Society and the please feel free to send an email to lalvish- ingarts.org. May 16. The show, rated “R” for mature Fremont Christian High School Living Town of Danville, this event is a Fund firstname.lastname@example.org. Tasting Room open- Treasure Island, April 23-May 2, 2010, content and non-sexual nudity, will con- Water Vocal Ensemble, directed by Darryl Raiser for Art in the Schools of the San ing soon at the Good Brewer, 2960 Pacific at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita sist of two parts, both focused on issues Guzman Sat., May 8, 3 p.m. works by Ramon School District. Art in the Park Avenue, Livermore. Fri.-Sun. 11-5. Rd., Pleasanton. Presented by City of concerning growing up, rites of passage American composer Randall Thompson includes a Judged Inside Art Show and Mother's Day Picnic, May 9, noon to 4:30 Pleasanton Civic Arts Stage Company, in and what it means to be an adult. Guests including "Frostiana," a unique collabo- food, wine and live entertainment. Booth p.m. at Retzlaff Winery in Livermore. partnership with the San Francisco Shake- will assemble in the University Theatre, ration between Thompson and American spaces are 10’ x 10’ and the fees are $85 for Cost: $10.00 for adults, children 15 and speare Festival. Performances are April 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. Tickets poet laureate Robert Frost. The music THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 9 has been described as "American in by Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery). The fund-raiser and celebration showcasing spirit but universal in appeal." Centerville activities are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bothwell the talent of Pleasanton students through Presbyterian Church, 4360 Central Ave. Arts Center located at 2466 8th Street in a visual arts show and performing arts in Fremont. Tickets: $10-$15. www. Livermore. Tickets are $135 per person for extravaganza at the Bankhead Theater smithcenter.com dinner, wine, and workshops. All proceeds in Livermore, May 21-22. Proceeds will Broadway Chorus will perform "The Great will benefit the Livermore Shakespeare go to support PUSD's elementary band Choruses of Broadway 2" on Mother's Day Festival. Guests are encouraged to call and strings programs and Visual and weekend. The show will feature selec- Katie Marcel at (925) 443-BARD or Performing Arts (VAPA) specialists for tions from beloved Broadway musicals email Katie@LivermoreShakes.org by the 2010/11 school year. PSEE's goal is including Gypsy, The Sound of Music, May 1st to secure a seat for an evening to raise $290,000. Visit www.psee.org for Les Miserables and Hairspray. Pianist to remember. updated information or to make a dona- Daniel Lockert will perform along with 1st Wednesday Party, May 5, 6 to 9 tion. May 21 will feature a visual arts show other musicians. Also performing will be p.m. “Cinco De Mayo” theme. Down- with wine and cheese tasting. May 22 will the Broadway Kids Chorus, made up of town Pleasanton. Featured band The feature performances by groups from all local children in grades 1-8, directed by Houserockers. Pleasanton Downtown PUSD schools, starting at 9 a.m. www. Martie Muldoon. The three performances Association hosting. 484-2199. events@ livermoreperformingarts.org. will be held on Friday, May 7 at 8 p.m., pleasantondowntown.net Open Heart Kitchen fund-raiser, May 22, Saturday, May 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May Las Positas College Speech Performance 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by HK Cycles 9 at 2 p.m. at the Amador Theater, 1155 Night, Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., at 196 Airway Blvd., Livermore. There Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton. Tickets are Livermore. May 6, 7:30 p.m. $12 and will be a band, food, drinks. Everything is available online at www.trivalleyrep.org $8. 925-373-6800, www.livermoreper- being donated, so any proceeds raised will or at the Amador Theater box office on the formingarts.org. go directly to Open Heart Kitchen. Cost to show days. Ticket prices are adults 18+ Livermore Rotary, 12th annual Wine partake is $15/single person, $20/couple. $18, seniors 60+ $15, juniors under 18 Train on the Niles Canyon Railway. The The band performing is "Relic." All are $10. There is a 10% discount for those who family event is set for Saturday, May 8. invited to attend. hold a Broadway Chorus "business card" Proceeds benefit the Rotary scholarship Author Peggy Kennedy, discusses her available from any Broadway Chorus and community projects. Depart Sunol book, Approaching Neverland: A Memoir member. For more information visit the Station at 6:30 p.m. and return at ap- of Epic Tragedy and Happily Ever After. chorus website, www.broadwaychorus. proximately 8:30 p.m. There will be wine Sun., May 23, 2 p.m. Livermore Library, org, or call 925.462.2121 tasting, soft drinks and water. Appetizers 1188 So. Livermore Ave. Admission Color Bands - Metallic is the theme of an exhibit of work by artist Cantabella Children’s Chorus, annual and desserts will be available on the is free. For more information call 925- Claudette McDermott at Poetry on Canvas in Pleasanton. She is the spring concerts, “Hope for Resolution,” train. Strolling musicians will entertain 373-5505. Saturday, May 22, at Amador Theater, riders. A pre-boarding show will feature Let’s Go Science, Livermore Valley featured artist in a series of exhibits called, "The Creative Process." 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. entertainment by gunfighters of the Old Performing Arts Center Presents. May Her personal motto is, "Keep creating and keep the passion. Sell Award-winning choral group presents West. The fare is $25, which includes 23. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., to paint, don't paint to sell." For information go to poetryoncanvas. training and performing choirs, grades one complimentary wine taste; youth fare Livermore. 925-373-6800, www.liver- K-12, at 1:30 PM; performing choirs (under 21) is $10. Tickets are availableat moreperformingarts.org. com or call 461-5084. only, grades 5-12, at 4:00 PM. Concerts the Travel Bug, 2269 Third St., Livermore. Livermore Heritage Guild Auction, May will conclude with performance of title For more information, call Kathy Coyle 29, Duarte Garage, corner of Portola song, composed for Mandela and de at 606-7564. Avenue and L Street. www.livermore- Klerk, a message of peace and unity for Las Positas College Speech Tourna- history.com. all people. Tickets at the door: $15 for ment, May 14, 1 to 5 p.m. on campus, Spring Antiques & Collectibles Street adults, $5 for children. 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore. Free Faire, May 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Main Folk Songs From Around the World, admission. Street, downtown Pleasanton. Informa- Valley Concert Chorale, Sat., May 22, 8 Symphony Awards, Livermore-Amador tion available at 484-2199. events@ p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, Pleasanton. Symphony will present four awards pleasantondowntown.net. Pleasanton Music from Norway, Japan, Nigeria, Ar- of $399 each at the May 15 concert to Downtown Association. gentina, Iceland, the USA, (of course!). graduating high school seniors who have www.valleyconcertchorale.org. participate in school and community musical activities during high school. OPERA Information regarding the awards and an La Rondine, by Puccini. April 29, May 1, application form may be found at www. 4, and 7 at 8 p.m., May 2 and 9 at 3 p.m. livamsymph.org. Questions directed at San Jose Opera. California Theatre, 345 447-8789. South First St., San Jose. $51-$91. 408- 2010 Hidden Gardens of the Valley Tour, 437-4450 or www.operasj.org. May 16, Fund-raiser for Valley Humane Live Theater-Casts from the Met: 10 a.m. Society. Features gardens in Pleasanton. Saturdays at Dublin's Royal Hacienda Tickets or information www.valleyhu- Cinema. May 1, Armida. Replays of each mane.org. opera will be shown on Wednesday at 6:30 An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt, p.m. as follows: May 19, Armida. Thursday, May 20, Sit back and enjoy an evening with U.S. President Theodore MISCELLANEOUS Roosevelt. Museum on Main Ed Kinney An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom, Lecture series. 7 p.m. at Lynnewood Sun., May 2, 2 to 4 p.m. Ravenswood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Rd., Liver- Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $5 members more. In collaboration with the City of and seniors, $10 nonmembers, $3 students Livermore and Poet Laureate Cher Wol- and teachers with ID. Reservations are lard, Pleasanton Poet Laureate Deborah suggested. Tickets may be purchased Grossman will guest host at Ravenswood. at the door. Call the Museum on Main San Francisco poet and fiction writer Joan at 462-2766. Gelfand will read poems on family from A Taste of Summer, BBQ Cook-off compe- Seeking Center and A Dreamer’s Guide tition will be held Friday May 21, 2010, at to Cities and Streams. Rebecca Foust will the Alameda County Fairgrounds, from 4 Angela Johal's latest tissue read from Dark Card and Mom's Canoe. to 8 p.m. The event is a charity fund-raiser paper paintings will be on Deborah Grossman will also read from for “Hacienda Helping Hands” the chari- her book, Goldie and Me, co-authored by table giving arm of the Hacienda Business display at Wente Vineyards her mother. An Open Mic follows. Cost: Park in Pleasanton. http://helpinghands. Estate Winery Tasting Room $5.00, students free. pleasantonpoetry@ hacienda.org/ from May 1-31. An artist's gmail.com. Taste of Summer BBQ, Friday, May 21, Rehearsal behind the scenes, Livermore's 4 to 8 p.m. Fund-raising event for Haci- reception with wine and cheese Shakespeare’s Associates behind the enda Helping Hands. Alameda County will be held on Sun., May 2, from scenes rehearsal, "Romeo and Juliet." Fairgrounds, Pleasanton. Tickets $20. 1-3 p.m. Pictured is one of her May 8 Spring Fund-raiser for a rare op- www.tvcfoundation.org. portunity to experience the world inside Celebrate!, a Pleasanton Schools Educa- paintings, "Fruit of the Vine." the rehearsal room. Dinner, dessert tional Enrichment (PSEE) benefit to Save The tasting room is located at and Livermore Valley Wine (donated the Arts in Pleasanton Schools. Two-day 5565 Tesla Rd., Livermore. 10 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 Community Dublin Rotary Honors Community Superstars Dublin Rotary honored six the City’s Disaster Preparedness outstanding Music Director. In community superstars. efforts and as the guiding force five years, he has grown the music The Superstar Awards program, in the week’s Dublin Pride Week program from 35 students to over now in its second year is intended celebration. 200 participating in marching, jazz to recognize City and School Dis- and beginning band. He also is trict employees who meet very the 2010 President of the Dublin high standards and would not Teacher Association. As the union likely receive recognition either president he has been instrumental from the public or from elected in working with the District to officials. problem solve all issues during this The selection criteria include time of massive budget cuts. Leadership by Example, Ethics First (Embodied by the Rotary 4-way Test), An Openness to New Ideas, and Dedication to Excel- lence. Sergeant George Lytle is a These broad categories include 27-year officer with 11 years as- Lisa Feldman works at Station 32 specific criteria which are used signed to Dublin Police Services. 16 on Donohue Drive. She is a to select the Superstars. The honor- He is currently the Supervisor of member of the Urban Search and ees are selected by representatives the Special Investigations Unit. Rescue Task Force and operates of the City and School District in Last year he organized the Holiday some of the Department’s more Bonnie Reed is the Secretary six specific categories: City – Po- Crime Suppression Unit; for the specialized pieces of equipment. to the Principal of Dublin High lice, Fire, and Non-Emergency first time there were no holiday Last year she coordinated Dublin’s School, who was effusive in de- Service; School District – Teacher, crimes in the commercial areas of Holiday Toy program. scribing Bonnie as patient, helpful, Administrator, and Classified. the City. Fire Engineer thorough, fair and honest, courte- The Superstars are: ous and confidential and a true professional. In Between Stitches Featured in Keith Nomura is the Principal Quilt Sampler Magazine of Green Elementary School and encompasses character values In Between Stitches, a quilt shop in Livermore, has been chosen as important to this award – value one of the ten featured shops across the United States and Canada for of respect, leading by example, the Spring 2010 issue of “Quilt Sampler” magazine, published by Better mutual respect at all levels, high Homes and Gardens. integrity and ethics. The magazine is published twice a year. It has been profiling top The Wells Middle School Jazz quilt shops for the past 13 years. Shops submit a detailed application on Roger Bradley is an Admin- Band entertained the crowd. their history, business promotions, charitable work, teaching schedules and design philosophies. A panel of experts selects ten to be featured istrative Analyst for the City. His in each issue. significant contributions are as The magazine will be available on newsstands on May 11. Employees the manager of the Environmental of each quilt shop also design an original quilt for the magazine. The Services Division, the head of Lee Fallon is Fallon School’s full-sized pattern appears in the issue. American Red Cross Honors Local Volunteers The American Red Cross Services Coordinator Anne Black- the donation process. He also more than 1,000 hours of volunteer has worked at the registration desk Northern California Blood Ser- stone said. “No matter what is provides educational information service with the Red Cross since and in the canteen at mobile blood vices Region presented David going on in his life, Dave tries to and helps donors schedule their 2000. drives and blood donation centers, Waterman, Cathy Slinkard and be at every blood drive and does next appointment. The LLNL Retirees staff at least and sometimes makes blood dona- the Lawrence Livermore Na- whatever he can to ensure the com- As a blood donor ambassador, three four-day blood drives every tion reminder calls to donors. tional Laboratory Retirees group munity donors leave happy. And Waterman is often the face of the year with lab employees (some The President’s Volunteer Ser- with the President’s Volunteer for that we extend our profound Red Cross to many donors. It’s his years it’s as many as five four-day vice Award is issued by the Pres- Service Award, a national honor thanks to him.” job to thank them for their dona- drives). At each weeklong drive ident’s Council on Service and offered in recognition of volun- Waterman volunteers his time tions, make sure they are comfort- the group contributes 120 hours Civic Participation on behalf of teer service. at Livermore-area blood drives, able and most of all make sure each of service to the lab donors. In the President of the United States Waterman of Livermore quali- where he serves as a blood donor of them feel appreciated. the last five years alone, the LLNL to recognize the best in American fied for the gold level of the ambassador in the canteen area. The Red Cross presented the blood drives have collected more spirit, and to encourage all Ameri- PVSA, having logged well in After donating blood, donors Lawrence Livermore National than 4,500 pints of blood. cans to improve their communities excess of 500 hours of volunteer are required to rest for fifteen min- Laboratory Retirees group with Slinkard, a Livermore resident, through volunteer service. service with the Red Cross since utes in a refreshment area referred a President’s Volunteer Service received a silver level PVSA. She For more information on volun- September 2002. to as the “canteen”. Waterman Award. The group qualified for a has recorded more than 250 hours teering with the Red Cross, please “Dave cares about these do- provides donors with juice and gold level award under the fam- of volunteer service, and has done visit our website, redcrossblood. nors, about this community, and snacks, which help restore the ily/group category by amassing a little of everything during her org. about the Red Cross,” Volunteer fluids and nutrients lost during time with the Red Cross. Slinkard Community THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 11 Waste Management Earns Clean Air Award ing and advanced individual training Altamont Landfill was awarded their contributions to improving (AIT). the 2010 Clean Air Award for air quality. The 20th Anniversary During basic military training, the its Greenhouse Gas Emissions of the Clean Air Award, Breathe trainee received instruction in drill and Reductions. Presented by Breathe ceremony, weapons qualification, map California was founded in 1908 to reading, tactics, military courtesy, mili- California, the award recognizes combat tuberculosis and today is tary justice, physical fitness, first aid, the Altamont and its owner/opera- dedicated to fighting lung disease and Army doctrine, history, principles tor Waste Management’s innova- by advocating for clean air, climate and traditions. tive conversion of landfill gas to protection and policies to promote During AIT, the soldier completed liquefied natural gas (LNG). The public health. the military police specialist course to bio-fuel from the LNG plant, acquire skills to provide combat area Waste Management Area Di- support, conduct battlefield circulation which opened in November 2009, rector of Landfill Operations Ken control, area security, prisoner of war is expected to reduce nearly 30,000 Lewis who accepted the award on Air Force Reserve Airman Ste- operations, civilian internee operations, tons of carbon dioxide emissions behalf of Waste Management said, ven J. Anderson (shown in photo) and law and order operations. The in California annually. A panel of “It is an honor to receive this award graduated from basic military train- trainee performed as a team member Green Ribbon Judges including in recognition of our innovative ing at Lackland Air Force Base, San in support of battlefield operations, representatives from the Natu- installation law and order operations approach to harnessing waste in Antonio, Texas. ral Resources Defense Council, place to create the lowest carbon The airman completed an intensive, and security of Army resources and eight-week program that included installations. Additional training in- Silicon Valley Leadership Group, fuel available. Fueling our garbage training in military discipline and cluded providing peacetime support Environmental Defense Fund and Ken Lewis with award. trucks with garbage is the ultimate studies, Air Force core values, physical to the military community through Bay Area Rapid Transit selected closed-loop solution.” fitness, and basic warfare principles security of resources, crime preven- the Altamont Landfill from numer- The Altamont Landfill LNG and skills. tion programs, and preservation of ous nominees. law and order. ganizations such as yours that the Plant produces nearly 13,000 gal- He is the son of Robert Anderson State Senator Mark Leno in a lons of clean-burning fuel a day of Paradise, and the grandson of Joy He is the son of Michael W. Baugh- world will be brighter for future Montgomery of Livermore. man and Dawn R. Baughman, both of Senate Certificate of Recognition generations.” — enough to power more than 300 Livermore. His wife, Stephanie, is the stated “I commend your dedica- Waste Management was pre- of Waste Management’s more than Army National Guard Spec. Ryan daughter of Cindy J. Colisino of Mor- tion to creating the world’s largest sented with the Clean Air Award 500 natural gas vehicles in Califor- N. Baughman has graduated from One gantown, W.Va. Baughman graduated landfill gas to liquefied natural nia. Harvesting the gas from the in 2004 from Livermore High School, at an awards luncheon at the St. Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort gas plant in an effort to reduce Francis Hotel in San Francisco on existing waste, without another Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., and earned a master's degree in 2009 from the University of West Virginia, greenhouse gas emissions. It is April 16, 2010. Eight additional morsel of organic material entering which included basic military train- through the ongoing efforts of or- the landfill, the Altamont will pro- Morgantown. honorees were recognized for duce an average of 10,000 gallons of LNG a day for the next 30 years. An alternative to foreign fossil fuel, Altamont LNG is a sustain- able use of a naturally occurring PPIE Student Grant Awards Go to Seven Projects gas byproduct of decaying waste Pleasanton Partnerships in in landfills. The Altamont captures cluding: Accusplit, ACOE, ADP cation Foundation, a community- ganisms more closely in Biosphere more than 93% of the landfill gas Education (PPIE) Foundation has / ProAction Foundation, Black based volunteer group, exists to III project announced the latest round of PPIE - among the highest capture rates Tie Transportation, The Clorox enhance learning experiences for Calculators In The Classroom: in the industry — to convert to Student Grants. Seven Pleasanton Company, ClubSport Pleasanton, students of the Pleasanton Unified Patrick Tambunting, Mohr El- Unified School District students LNG and fuel turbines to produce Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Fre- School District through a partner- ementary School, $190.00 to enough electricity to power nearly have been selected to receive fund- mont Bank, Kaiser Permanente, ship of businesses, schools and the purchase calculators for group and ing for their Student Grant projects 8,000 homes annually. KKIQ, Oracle, Pleasanton North community. individual math activities Waste Management has the (see list below). Rotary, Robert Half International, PPIE Foundation Student Grant Every Fifteen Minutes: Lau- The PPIE Student Grant pro- largest fleet of natural gas vehicles Rotary Club of Pleasanton, Tri- Awards, 2009-2010, Cycle #2 ren Traurig & Rachel Usedom, in the industry. To meet its grow- gram, now in its twentieth year, Valley Community Foundation, Donlon Paws Newspaper: Kiley Foothill High School, $500.00 to promotes positive learning ex- ing demand for bio-fuel, Waste Vulcan Materials, and the Walter Grundstrom, Donlon Elemen- support anti-drinking and driving Management is in the process of periences inside and outside the S Johnson Foundation. tary School, $340.00 to provide program delivered to Juniors and classroom, and supports co-cur- sighting an LNG plant in South- PPIE Foundation also offers a digital camera and printing sup- Seniors. ern California. It is also prepar- ricular and extra curricular student Education Grants for Pleasanton port for student produced school Art Room – Recess Activities activities and projects. General ing to build a fueling station at Unified School District employees newspaper. Program: Paige Williams, Wal- the Altamont Landfill to fuel its guidelines require each application to fund projects that are student- nut Grove Elementary School, to be student authored, to have transfer trucks from the Davis focused, that promote creativity Yearbook Committee: Carly $500.00 to purchase art supplies Street Transfer Station and other a teacher sponsor and the site and innovative thinking, and that Moresco, Donlon Elementary for weekly art projects conducted principal’s approval. To better third-party vehicles that travel to offer expanded learning opportuni- School, $270.00 o purchase three during recess the Altamont. support student interests, two grant ties to students. Applications are digital cameras to provide pictures The Beacon – Literary Maga- cycles are offered, the first in the For more information about the available on the PPIE Foundation for yearbook zine: Connie Wu, Foothill High Altamont LNG Plant or to sched- fall semester and the second in the website, www.ppie.org. Grant Science Under A Microscope: School, $300.00 in seed money spring semester. The PPIE Grant ule tour, please contact Karen Stern requests are accepted in amounts Pranav Praveen, Mohr Elemen- to provide support of new literary at 510-613-8720 or kstern2@ Program is funded by generous up to $2500.00. tary School, $250.00 o purchase magazine including student cre- donations from our partners in- wm.com. Pleasanton Partnerships in Edu- microscopes to explore microor- ated literary and art works 12 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 Community (Organizations wishing to run notices in Jon Ric Express Spa. cializing shelter animals, becoming a dog/cat $12. Activity Code: 23441. www.DublinSe- in Borromeo Hall at St. Charles Borromeo 1315 Bulletin Board, send information to PO Box Wildflower Walk, Sat., May 1, John Muir foster, helping at adoption events, helping with niorCenter.com. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. A $5 freewill dona- 1198, Livermore, CA 94551, in care of Bulletin Historic Site, two hour walk starts at 9 a.m. Meet fund-raising and marketing efforts, and plenty Amador Valley Blvd. tion for Fr. Thomas would be appreciated. For Board. Include name of organization, meeting at CalTrans Park and Ride, corner of Alhambra of other supportive roles available. Tri-Valley Navigating the College Application more information contact Julie at upcatholic@ date, time, place and theme or subject. Phone Ave. and Franklin Canyon Rd., Martinez. No Animal Rescue is a 100% non-profit, 100% Maze, This course will provide an overview aol.com or 925-447-4549 ext 114. number and contact person should also be admission charge. Bring water. Wear good volunteer organization, whose mission is to of the entire application process including gen- Meditation Study Group - Practice new included. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.) walking shoes, trail is steep. If rains heavily, end the unnecessary euthanasia of homeless eral procedures, early action/decision, getting meditation methods, based on teachings of The Peddler Shoppe, located in the walk cancelled. Information, 228-8860. animals. Please bring a pen and $10 cash or recommendations, writing strong essays, and Shinzen Young, using audio, video and hand- Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton VIP Travelers, Culinary Insti- check as a donation to help cover the cost of strategies for keeping everything organized. outs. Meeting 7:15-8:30 pm on the second and will be open on Sat., May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 tute of America and Rachael Dunn Chocolates materials. Open to age 18 years or older. Con- Many shortcuts, time-saving resources, and fourth Tuesdays of the month, at Tri-Valley p.m. The shoppe features many one-of-a-kind in St. Helena, Wed., May 26, $88 members, $89 tact Valerie May, email@example.com or tips will be provided. Livermore Adult Edu- Unity's Gathering Place, 7567 Amador Val- items, all handcrafted by local senior citizens. nonmembers. Columbia State Park, National, 829-6660. To find out more about the organiza- cation - Tuesday, 5/18 6:30-9 and Saturday ley Blvd., #120, Dublin. Contact Gayle at Wide selection of gifts for the individual, Hotel and Railtown, June 19, $78 members, tion and volunteer opportunities, please visit 5/22 - 9-11:30 www.livermoreadulted.org firstname.lastname@example.org family or friends. $79 nonmembers. Reservations sign up at the www.tvar.org or call 925-803-7043. - 925 606-4722 Prayer Circle - Prayer, meditation, study, Valley Humane Society presents “Hid- travel desk at the Pleasanton Senior Center, ClutterLess Self Help Support Group, Bingo night, benefiting Christensen and sharing. Meeting 7:15-8:30 pm on the den Gardens of the Valley Tour,” from 10 5353 Sunol Blvd. (CL) is a nonprofit, peer-based, self-help Middle School Wrestling team, Sat., May 8. first, third, and fifth Tuesdays of the month, a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, rain or Free computer class, Livermore Adult support group for people with difficulty Bingo Ranch, 3070 Pacific Ave., Livermore. at Tri-Valley Unity's Gathering Place, 7567 shine. Tickets are $35 per person. Gardens in Education is offering a free computer class 5/3- discarding unwanted possessions. Meetings Doors open 4 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Amador Valley Blvd., #120, Dublin. Contact Pleasanton will be visited. (925) 426-8656. 6/4, Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm to people in Room 7 at 7 p.m. every Monday 7:00 to Must be at least 18 to play. One pack $17; games Bob at email@example.com. Livermore Master Gardener Demon- who qualify through a One-Stop Career Center. 8:30 p.m. at the St. Mary & St. John Coptic pay $175, $250, and $500. Mystery envelope Learn the Old Testament: Over 4 million stration Garden, Guided tours Saturdays: May This intensive computer course includes Word, Orthodox Church. Room 7, 4300 Mirador to first 150 players. Snack bar. Proceeds will people have benefited from the Walk Through 1, 8, 15, 22; 10-noon. The garden demonstrates Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 2007. Some Drive, Pleasanton. Just come or call our one of be used to purchase uniforms and equipment. the Bible Seminar, a fast moving & enjoyable drought tolerant plant and other earth friendly computer experience is required. For more the volunteers: 925-200-1943, or go to www. Contact Laura Sheppard at the Bingo Ranch, teaching technique to over-view the entire Old gardening techniques -- Alameda County Mas- information please call 925-606-4722 or visit ClutterLess.org. 606-7777, for information. Testament’s 70+ key milestones with hand ter Gardeners will be on site to give tours and us at 1401 Almond Ave. Livermore. Shop for the Cause, Sun., May 2, 1 to Blue Star Moms East Bay, Chapter 101, is motions to glue them in memory. Join us at answer plant and gardening questions. 3585 Pee Wee Art Time. For 2—5 year olds and 6 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 522 collecting donations for the deployed military Valley Community Center, 4455 Del Valle Greenville Rd Livermore by the Martinelli an adult. Planned projects followed by time to South L Street in Livermore. 35 commercial personnel to be placed into care packages and Parkway, Pleasanton. Sat., May 1 (9 am – 4 Center. For more information: http://groups. explore other art mediums of the children’s vendors as well as artisans and crafters offer- mailed to them for 4th of July. The dates for pm) for middle school through adults who are ucanr.org/ACMG/index.cfm choice. Lots of paint, glitter, glue, clay, col- ing a wide variety of products and services. "Drop Zones" are: Sat., April 24, 10-3, Pleas- eager to learn the Old Testament. $25 covers Arts and Crafts Faire, Sat., May 1, lage, etc, all doable for preschoolers! Books, Fund-raiser for National Alliance on Mental anton Wal-Mart; Sat., May 1, 10-3, Molly's course material, lunch and refreshments. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. fund-raiser for Operation blocks, enriching toys and story. Bothwell Illness (NAMI) Tri-Valley Chapter. Raffle with Pup Purr-ee; Sat., May 8, 10-3, Pleasanton Advance Registration required - Diane Saito S.A.M. (Serving all Military). Veterans Me- Arts Center, 2466 8th St, Livermore, Calif. variety of items. www.nami-trivalley.org for Wal-Mart; Sat., May 22, 10-3, Pleasanton Wal- 925-829-4380, firstname.lastname@example.org. morial Building, L Street, between fith and Thursdays, 9:30 am—10:30 am. April 29, further information. Mart. Information contact Stephanie Nimitz, Bible Study, offered Wednesdays, 7:30 sixth streets, Livermore. Handcrafted gifts May 6, 20, 27, June 3, 10. $20/class, includes Rummage Sale, Sat., May 1, Holy email@example.com. to 8:30 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of for Mother's Day. all supplies. Sign up for as many classes as Cross Lutheran Church, 1020 Mocho St., Calpers retirees, all retired public employ- Latter-day Saints, 6100 Paseo Santa Cruz, Pleasantonians 4 Peace, is sponsoring a you like. To register or for more information, Livermore. 8 a.m. to noon - rain or shine. ees under the Calpers retirement program are Pleasanton. Refreshments served at no cost. candlelight Vigil in front of the Museum on contact Ava Chinn firstname.lastname@example.org Proceeds from the Rummage Sale will be invited to attend bimonthly meetings at Emil 925-305-9468. Main, 603 Main Street, downtown Pleasanton, or (925) 462-5915 donated to American Cancer Society. Hosted Villa's Hickory Pit & Grill, 3064 Pacific Ave., Jewish Voice for Peace political activist Wed., May 12, at 7 PM. Participants will Learn Scottish Country dancing at the by Livermore Moms. Livermore, at 10:45 a.m. Dates are June 3, Michael Batchelder will speak at the First reflect on the human and monetary costs of Livermore class of the Royal Scottish Country Tri-Valley Republican Women will offer August 5, Oct. 7 and Dec. 2. For more informa- Presbyterian Churchin Livermore on Sunday, the war, honor veterans who have sacrificed, Dance Society, San Francisco Branch. Lively two nonpartisan scholarships -- one for $1,000 tion, call Dona Allen, 443-3484. May 16. Batchelder is a solar power engineer and visualize ways of moving beyond this reels and jigs, graceful strathspeys. All ages. and one for $500 -- to eligible high school se- Sixth Annual Bringing Back the Natives and long-time political activist. The evening conflict to a more peaceful world. In addi- Adults Mondays 8 to 9:30 p.m. Livermore niors from the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin and Garden Tour: Registration for the Sixth An- will begin with refreshments and fellowship in tion, there will be a Peaceful War Protest on Veteran's Hall, 522 South L St., Livermore; Livermore who will attend a two- or four-year nual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, the Fellowship Hall (enter on South K Street) the fourth Wednesday of the month, May 26 youth or adult Fridays 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the academic college in September 2010. Winners which will take place on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm. At 7 pm, Batchelder will Israeli between 5 - 6 at the corners of First and Neal Valley Dance Theatre School, 2247 Second will be chosen on the quality of their essays, from 10 to 5, is now open. This free, award-win- politics, U.S. policy and practical peace activ- Streets. Questions?? Call Cathe Norman at St., Suite B, Livermore. Call Margaret Ward, written as open letters to Congress, addressing ning tour features 50 pesticide-free Alameda ism, The program will Include an opportunity (925) 462-7495; Matt Sullivan at mjs7882@ 449-5932 or Sheena MacQueen, 447-1833. the issues involved in the Federal government's and Contra Costa county gardens that conserve for questions, answers and discussion and will gmail.com; or email@example.com. Website Meat Sale, Foothill High School Athletic complete assumption of the college student water, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain conclude at 8:30 pm. The program is sponsored www.Pleasantonians4Peace.org Boosters is having a Meat Sale on May 1 and 2 loan program in the Budget Reconciliation 50% or more native plants. This self-drive tour by The Vineyard Chapter, Pilgrims of Ibillin. Livermore Amador Genealogical So- from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the Foothill Act of 2010. Submission deadline is May showcases a variety of gardens, from large All are welcome. The program is free. Dona- ciety, meets Tues., May 11, 7:30 p.m. Guest High School Parking lot, Pleasanton. Proceeds 15; winners will be announced May 21. For parcels in the hills to small lots in the flats. tions gladly accepted. For more information, speaker will be Douglas Mumma. He will from the sale benefit all sports and all athletes complete rules and submission procedures, Native plant sales and talks at select gardens. Contact First Presbyterian Church, (925) talk about FamilyFinder and the Mumma at Foothill High School. contact Janet-marie Persico at jmpersico@ Space is limited and registration is required; 447-2078. "proof of concept" project. The meeting is at Tri-Valley Republican Women Feder- comcast.net or visit www.trivalleyrepublican- register early to ensure a place. Volunteers are Victory Point Church will dedicate its Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, ated, Voters in the upcoming Republican women.org. needed. Please register or volunteer at www. new sanctuary at 6258 Preston Avenue in Liver- Pleasanton. For information, or directions primary are invited to attend a candidate San Ramon Valley Newcomers Club bringingbackthenatives.net more on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. go to www.L-AGS.org/maps/Pls-BethEmek. forum hosted by the Tri-Valley Republican invites new & long-time residents to its Daughters of the American Revolution, Businesses and individuals who transformed html. Family Tree DNA [FTDNA] will soon Women Federated at its next dinner meet- monthly luncheon on May 20 at Forbes Mill Jose Maria Amador Chapter, Pleasanton, an office warehouse into a sanctuary will be be offering a new DNA diagnostic tool called ing on Thursday, May 13. Ask questions of Restaurant, 200 Sycamore Valley Rd., West, volunteer women's organization that promotes honored. Guest speaker will be The Reverend "FamilyFinder" which matches linked blocks Republican candidates for national and state Danville from 11:30 - 2pm. Program will be patriotism, preservation of American history Ron Mullings. Nursery provided. Visit the web- of DNA across the 22 autosomal chromosomes offices, and learn more about the propositions the annual installation of officers. The cost and promotion of education. Members and site at http://www.visitvictorypoint.org or call which everyone has. For additional informa- on the June 8 ballot. Meeting starts at 6:30pm is $19. Call Myrna, 560-0656, for reserva- prospective members welcome. For more in- 925-455-0700. Pastor is Stuart Young. tion contact Dick Finn, Program Chairperson, at Cattlemens Restaurant, 2882 Kitty Hawk tions & info. formation and meeting location, contact Susan Science & The Bible: The Genesis at program@L-AGS.org. Road, Livermore. $26 for members, $30 for St. Michael School first annual Alumni at 699-4147 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Debate is the topic for May 11 at 7:30 pm at Granada High School Class of 1980 nonmembers. Advance reservations required Day on May 14, 2010 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. The Bingo Ranch, 3070 Pacific Ave. in St. Charles, 1315 Lomitas Ave., in Livermore. reunion. Friday, June 25, 2010 Pine Street by Monday, May 10. Call Phyllis at (925) The evening event will be catered in the school Livermore and is open Mondays, Wednesday, Santa Clara University Religious Studies pro- Bar & Grill Mixer 8:00pm; Saturday, June 462-4931 to RSVP. www.trivalleyrepublican- hall. Casa Orozco will be providing the ap- Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. Buenas Vidas fessor, David Pleins will explore the current 26, 2010 The Club at Las Positas-Beeb's women.org for more information. petizers and the event will include pictures and Youth Ranch has been running Bingo for 16 debate over the Genesis creation story from a Dinner Reception 6:30-11:30pm; After Party, Education Fair, Thurs., May 13, 4 to 7 p.m. presentations from prior graduating classes, years and is now working with Christensen, variety of angles, looking in particular at the Jackie Tarin Rankl's Residence 11:30pm to Livermore Library, 1188 So. Livermore Ave. homeroom teacher attendance, and plenty of Arroyo Seco and East Ave Schools, and Excep- theological debates, the scientific challenges, 1:00am. Find information on www.Granada Meet representatives from Golden Gate Uni- fun and games. There will be fundraiser for the tional Needs Network and All American Sports the history of the conflict, the public policy High.com/alumni /free register, Facebook versity and other bay area universities. Learn St. Michael Technology Fund. No attendance Academy Teams. Come play Bingo and support debate, and the enduring meaning of myth. and Classmates. Tickets on sale now $90 about their programs and financing opportuni- fee is required. Please contact the school to the kids in Livermore. Call 925-606-7777. Bring a friend to share this with and questions per graduate, $60 for guest through May ties. Information, call the Livermore Economic reserve space for the first annual Alumni Day, Pleasanton Newcomers Club and Tri- to ask. A $5 freewill donation will go to pay for 1st. Questions/Concerns please contact Patti Development Department, 960-4140. email Jtyler@csdo.org. Valley, great way for new and established resi- speaker fees. For information contact Julie at Wilson Smylie 925.487.2080 or seeme@pat- Veterans Employment Conference, Tri-Valley Animal Rescue, PetSmart dents to meet new friends, keep in touch with email@example.com or 447-4549 ext 114. tismylie.com Wed., May 26, 9 to 11 a.m. Robert Livermore Charities National Adoption Event. It runs Fri- old friends, have fun and become acquainted Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times: Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Club, Comunity Center, 4444 East Ave. Employers day April 30 to Sunday May 2, 2010. PetSmart with neighbors, merchants, restaurants, profes- Prayer-Based Solutions, talk by David Ste- Sat., May 1, 35 miles from Shannon Center in and Federal Contractors are invited to learn Charities Adoption Center at PetSmart 6960 sional services, and Pleasanton and Tri-Valley vens, May 23, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Four Dublin to Sunol Regional Park, meet 9 a.m., about government programs and incentives Amador Plaza Road, Dublin; (925) 803-8370. communities. Coffee on first Wednesday of Points by Sheraton Pleasanton Hotel, Amador Bill Goodwin, 487-0521. Sun., May 2, 30 miles for the hiring of veterans. Information, call the Adoptable pets will be available from 9 a.m. each month, or come for lunch on the second Room, 5115 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. There Dublin to Danville, meet at Livermore Cyclery, Livermore Economic Development Depart- to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and, from Wednesday of each month. Information, visit is no admission charge. Stevens’ ideas are based 9 a.m. Bob Heady, 833-8214. Mon., May 3, 8 ment, 960-4140. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. the website at www.pleasantonewcomers.com on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the to 18 miles mountain bike trails Lake Chabot Good News Bears, nonprofit with a mis- Picnic in the Park, Fri., June 4, 11 a.m. or call Sandy B. at 249-1776. Bible, and as discussed in Science and Health loop, meet 7 p.m., Janie Page, 408-598-0247. sion to distribute stuffed animals to social to 1:30 p.m. Bray Commons. Open to family RELIGION with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker. More Wed., May 5, 38 miles Lafayette to Pinol via services, emergency services, medical facili- and friends. Barbeque lunch, games, prizes and Calvary Chapel, Livermore, presents: information go to www.seekanswers.info. This Reliez and Pig Farm Hill, meet 10 a.m., Gail ties and anyone who needs a hug. Based in entertainment. Shuttle service to and from the ‘The Truth Project: Know what you believe talk is given is hosted by the Christian Science Blanco, 872-1001. Anyone planning to go on Livermore, the group reaches around the Bay picnic is available at the Dublin Senior Center and why." Wednesdays at 7 pm in March, and churches in Hayward and Livermore. Care for a ride is asked to contact the leader for details Area and the world. Volunteers needed to hold by reservation. Price includes a reserved seat April. Located on 545 N L Street, Livermore. children too young to attend the talk will be on where to meet and what to bring. collections of gently used teddy bears and other at a picnic table and lunch. Tickets on sale Call (925)447-4357 or visit calvarylivermore. provided onsite. Chefs Grand Tasting, Fri., May 21, stuffed animals, assist with fund-raising and until May 31: Res $3/Non-Res $4. Tickets org for more information. Art Show, An exhibit of paintings, pho- 5:30 to 10 p.m. Shannon Community Center, deliver the animals to organizations supported after May 31: $5. Activity Code 24377. www. Exploring the Gospel of St. Luke: Join tography, jewelry and more will be shown at Dublin. Food samplings and fine wines from by the group. Meetings 2nd Tuesday of the DublinSeniorCenter.com. Dublin Senior Fr. Thomas Bonacci, C.P., scripture scholar, Tri-Valley Unity on May 16, 11:30 to 1:30, top local restaurants and wineries, musical month, 6:30 p.m. at the Livermore Police Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. over five weeks, where he will look at Luke’s 2260 Camino Ramon, San Ramon. Music entertainment, silent auction. Hosted by Station. Log on to www.goodnewsbears.org Latin DancEscape, Saturday, May 1, unique contribution to the Gospel traditions of will be performed and a raffle held as well. Rotary Club of Dublin. Proceeds go to Open or call 373-7982 for more information. 7-10pm. Hot and spicy Mexican, Cuban, Jesus who models what it means to be “Spirit- Light refreshments served; love offering. Heart Kitchen and the Rotary Club chari- Volunteer Orientation, Tri-Valley Ani- Salsa and other Latin music. Dance Instruc- filled” people. Anyone in the community who is Event preceeded by church service at 10 a.m. table projects. Tickets $75 per person. www. mal Rescue, Sat., May 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m. East tion provided in the first hour. Singles and interested in understanding more about Luke’s at which the Clarewood Singers perform. All rotarydublin.org. Tickets available at Cauchi County Animal Shelter, 4595 Gleason Drive, couples welcome. Tickets on sale until April Gospel is invited. The sessions are on Monday are welcome. www.trivalleyunity.com (925) Photography, Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl, or Dublin. Volunteer opportunities include so- 31: $9. Res/$10 Non-Res. Tickets at the Door: evenings, April 26, May 3, 17 & 24 at 7:30 pm 829-2733.