VOLUME XLVI, NUMBER 46 Your Local News Source Since 1963 SERVING LIVERMORE • PLEASANTON • SUNOL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
Lawmakers Critical of Water Measures
Zone 7 President Likes Them
By Ron McNicoll sembly members Joan Buchanan municipal water departments, Califonria voters voted against It can be see climbing over the
A package of five water bills and Mary Hayashi voting against the Dublin San Ramon Services the Peripheral Canal, which hills to Los Angeles.
affecting the Delta will have a all five bills. In the Assembly, District and California Water halted it before it could start. WATER WOULD HAVE
big impact on northern Cali- the bills passed with the bare Service, a private firm serving The North saw the canal as a FEWER SALTS
fornia. Opinion on how well two-thirds majority of 54 votes, 80 percent of Livermore. way for the South to obtain more The Delta conveyance will
they will work, or whether they although a 55th was added later. Quigley told The Independent water, with the whole state pay- keep the water much fresher,
should even have been passed, Sen. Ellen Corbett voted that the “dual conveyance” fea- ing for it. when it is transferred from the
Find Out What's is split.
Two of the bills were signed
against four of the five, and Sen.
Loni Hancock voted against three
tured in the plan is a good thing.
The conveyance is patterned
Some criticisms already have
been heard concerning the dual
mountain rivers to Zone 7’s
intake on the shores of the west
Happening several days ago. The other three
are expected to be signed by Gov.
On the other side is Zone 7
after the controversial peripheral
canal, which was defeated in the
conveyance, too. The method
of transporting the water is not
Delta, said Quigley.
With water containing much
Check out the Arnold Schwarenegger later this Water Agency board president early 1980s. The proposed dual likely to be an open canal, but less salt and other impurities,
week. Dick Quigley. Zone 7 is the conveyance would pipe water more likely will be a huge pipe- Zone 7 could receive water so
second section The bills have drawn fire from Valley’s water wholesaler, sell- around the Delta. line assembly, like the one along fresh that fewer chemicals would
Section II is filled with in- area state legislators, with As- ing to Livermore and Pleasanton Ninety percent of Northern Interstate 5 near the Grapevine. (See WATER, page 4)
formation about arts, entertain-
ment and special events. There
are education stories, a variety
of features, and the arts and
entertainment and bulletin board
Special Event On 3 Rail
To Raise Funds
For Open Projects
Heart Kitchen Nine potential routes for a
Open Heart Kitchen is always BART extension to Livermore
in need of help to keep its pro- were studied in the environmen-
grams going. tal impact report, which was
Open Heart Kitchen (OKH) released last week.
provides every day healthy meals, The Rail Policy Group heard
free of charge, to anyone in need. a presentation last Friday on
It solely depends on the support the pros and cons of each of the
of the businesses, organizations routes. After a series of public
and individuals of the Tri-Valley hearings, the goal would be to
communities. Last year, OKH identify a preferred alignment.
nearly went out of business. The Criteria include level of rider-
community has stepped up to ship, congestion relief, economic
keep it open. benefits, and the potential for
Upcoming is a major fund- transit oriented development
raising event, “Put a Little Love (TOD).
in Your Heart.” In addition to a BART exten-
It will be held from 5:30 to sion, two other rail projects are
8:30 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 19 at in the planning stage. One is the
Blacksmith Square, 21 South high speed rail, which is con-
Livermore Ave., Livermore. sidering an Altamont route. The
Wendy Weathers, operations other is the ACE train.
manager for Open Heart Kitchen, In conjunction with the BART
stated, “The need for contribu- extension review, the City of
tions is higher, because there is Livermore is holding workshops
(See OPEN HEART, page 9) Photo - Doug Jorgensen to take public input on what the
Fifth-grade students from Valley View Elementary School, Pleasanton, got a lesson in robotic exploration by test-driving the remote-controlled five potential stations could look
NASA rovers around a student-designed obstacle course. The robotic rovers are similar to those used in space exploration and are designed like.
Pleasanton Leaf and built by the Carnegie Mellon University in partnership with NASA’s Ames Research Center. Robots are used extensively in the Spaceward
Bound program for students and teachers. The robots are designed to train the next generation of space explorers through participatory
Of the nine routes, the align-
ment down I-580 with stations
Pickup Begins educational activities. Isabel Henry (photo at right) gets help from Michael Lamberty, technical lead for Spaceward Bound 2.0. He helps two at Isabel and Greenville was the
other students in the photo at left. least costly at $3.1 billion and
City of Pleasanton work crews showed the greatest increase in
have launched the annual leaf ridership at 31,700. However,
Livermore Mayor, Councilmembers Sworn In
pick-up program that will run there was limited potential for
through mid-January of next year. TOD. Another option to reach
During this time, the City’s leaf the Greenville terminus would
crew clears a path for the street candidates, one for each office, Horner was first appointed be along 580 to El Charro Road,
Livermore Mayor Marshall Under Livermore’s term limit
sweeper scheduled in residential there was no vote held in Liver- to office. through the quarry area and into
Kamena took the oath of office ordinance, all three would reach
neighborhoods once a month. more. Kamena selected Horner to downtown Livermore.
during Monday’s city council the limit at the end of their
Generally, the leaves are picked Kamena quipped, “Doug serve as vice mayor over the Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer
up one to two days prior to the Horner is the only person I’ve next two years. He replaces John Hosterman made it clear that her
Also sworn in for the last time An November 3, the official
regular street sweeping date. known who never had a vote Marchand. city would object to any routes
as councilmembers were Doug election, took place. However,
Residents are requested to rake against him in an election.” (See OFFICE, page 2)
Horner and John Marchand. since they were the only three (See STUDIES, page 5)
leaves into the curb and gutter
area, keeping the storm drain
Livermore School Board Hires The Cosca
clear of all leaves and debris. It
is recommended that you rake the
leaves slightly away from the curb
line so that the leaf loader can
reach as many leaves as possible.
Group to Conduct Superintendent Search
Remember to rake leaves only and By Patricia Koning “I’m impressed by the values At the regular Board meeting
avoid placing other debris such as At a special meeting of the and open transparent approach of on Tuesday, Nov. 3, Frank Cosca,
yard clippings, tree branches, dirt, Livermore Board of Education The Cosca Group,” said trustee president of The Cosca Group,
gravel, etc. into the street. This last week, the trustees voted Stu Gary. “We five are doing and Steven Goldstone, a Cosca
collaborative effort between the to spend $27,200 to retain the something very important. I think Group partner, presented their
City and Pleasanton residents services of The Cosca Group we will benefit from their neutral, proposal and discussed their val-
keeps storm drains clear during to aid in the search for a new independent assistance especially ues and methods with the trust-
the rainy season and reduces the superintendent. Brenda Miller, when it comes to final onsite vis- ees. Cosca and Goldstone met
chance of flooding. who has served as superintendent its and contract negotiations. I’m when they were superintendents
Those unsure of the leaf pick- since 2003, will retire at the end pleased to get this professional of neighboring school districts in Artist's
up date, can call the City of (See SEARCH, page 5)
of the year. guidance.” rendering of ice
Pleasanton’s Operations Services rink.
Department at (925) 931-5500.
Agreement Reached on Hacienda Task Force Ice Rink Opens in
The Pleasanton City Council months. However, both Matt Sul-
Pleasanton Next Week
contentious nature of this pro-
Adoption approved the make-up of a task
force that will prepare a rec-
livan and Cindy McGovern felt
that would not be sufficient time
cess, I know there will be people
who want to delay it and others
Faire Slated ommendation for planned unit to prepare a quality plan. who may want to hurry it as The grand opening of the Dev-
con Holiday Ice Rink will take
from November 20, 2009 through
developments (PUD) for three Mayor Jennifer Hosterman much as possible.” Her sugges- January 10, 2010.
Tri-Valley Animal Rescue is place in Pleasanton on Thurs.,
properties in the Hacienda Busi- wanted to stick with the 12 month tion was to leave the 12 month Devcon Holiday Ice Rink is
holding an adoption faire this Nov. 19.
ness Park. deadline. Councilmember Jerry target and allow the task force to a partnership between the City
Sat., Nov. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. Sharks Ice and the City of
Both minority and majority Thorne said he didn’t know what come back to the council and ask of Pleasanton and the San Jose
at the East County Animal Shel- Pleasanton will host the festivi-
reports are expected to come out the appropriate time would be. for more time if it were needed. Sharks. All net proceeds from
ter, 4595 Gleason Dr., Dublin. ties at the rink located at 400 Old
of the process. “It is important to have a good “There will be a point where it the operations of the outdoor
The fair will provide expert Bernal Avenue in downtown
The council vote was unani- and thorough process,” he com- will be apparent whether there winter rink will be donated to
advice in choosing the right cat, Pleasanton (in the north sec-
mous following arguments over mented. is actually progress. At that time Pleasanton education, sports and
dog or bunny. There will be free tion of the library parking lot)
how much time the task force Councilmember Cheryl Cook- the council could extend the time recreational activities. Pleasanton
soft drinks. on November 19 at 6:30 pm.
should have to complete its Kallio favored keeping the 12 or dissolve the task force and try hopes to follow in San Jose and
Those adopting dogs will Pleasanton’s first seasonal holi-
work. month timeline in order to push something else.” Walnut Creek’s successful foot-
receive three private lessons day ice rink will be in operation (See ICE RINK, page 9)
with a professional dog trainer Staff had recommended 12 the process forward. “Given the (See HACIENDA, page 5)
($180 plus value), dog bed, leash
and collar plus a bag of Science
Diet dog food. Cats will go to
their new homes with a goodie
Inside PET OF THE WEEK
Chica is a tiny baby kitten that was found wandering
outside in the cold. With a heating pad and some TLC
bag containing a blanket, toys Art & Entertainment....... Section II Short Notes.............................10 from Valley Humane Society she warmed right up and
and more. will be available for adoption soon. There are many
TVAR is a nonprofit, all vol- Bulletin Board............... Section II Sports......................................6 other kittens at VHS that are also looking for their home
unteer organization whose mis- Classifieds...........................10 Obituaries................................9 for the holidays. To visit the kittens, come to Valley
sion is to end the unnecessary Humane Society at 3670 Nevada Street in Pleasanton.
euthanasia of homeless animals. Editorial.................................4
For additional information, visit Open Tues-Sat from 11AM to 5PM. Call 925-426-8656
www.tvar.org or call Sue at 408- or visit the web site www.valleyhumane.org for more
PAGE 2 - The Independent, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
Lab Scientists Part of National Geographic Documentary OFFICE
(continued from page one)
Two Lawrence Livermore hypothetical radiological attack. moves to the question of “what Center (IMAAC) to obtain a Marchand commented to ning. Cooperation with our re-
National Laboratory (LLNL) Part of the network’s “Naked Sci- happens next?” model of the radiological plume’s the mayor, “It has been a great gional partners is at an all time
researchers and the LLNL at- ence” series, the program will air Brooke Buddemeier, a certi- dispersion over Portland, Maine. honor and a privilege to be your high.”
mospheric modeling center are at 7 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) fied health physicist in LLNL’s A team of NARAC/IMAAC right hand man. I came to truly Of the future, he mentioned
featured in a one-hour documen- and 10 p.m. (PST) on Thursday Chemical, Biological, Radio- atmospheric scientists and other appreciate the passion you have the 1600 acres near the national
tary that airs Thursday (Nov. evening. logical and Nuclear Consequence researchers are shown modeling for this city and affection for its laboratories that have been set
12) on the National Geographic Produced by the Maine-based Countermeasures Program, was the dispersion of the plume. residents. I also discovered that aside to promote economic de-
Channel. Lone Wolf Documentary Group, interviewed for the show about Officials also were inter- being mayor is close to a full velopment. “It is a phenomenal
The program, called “Dirty the program starts with a dra- ways to protect emergency viewed from several other agen- time job.” opportunity,” he declared.
Bomb Attack,” shows what hap- matization of a car bomb that responders. Buddemeier also cies, including the FBI, the Kamena offered the follow- “There is the pending opening
pens when a U.S. city - Portland, disperses radioactive material talked about the steps that could Centers for Disease Control and ing observations of the last two of a super shopping center on El
Maine - becomes the target of a detonating on a busy street and be undertaken to mitigate the Prevention, the Department of years. “They have been years of Charro. It only needs to clear one
consequences of a dirty bomb Energy, the National Nuclear accomplishments in my view. more hurdle,” he added.
NIF Reaches Milestone
attack. Security Administration and Downtown is thriving. The road Kamena then thanked the city
Page Stoutland, the director the Department of Homeland system is receiving good plan- staff for all the work completed
of Strategy for the Lab’s Global Security. over those years.
Security principal directorate, In addition to airing on Nov.
Laser beams can be effective- cus its 192 laser beams, in a few discussed the use of nuclear 12, the “Dirty Bomb Attack”
ly delivered and are capable of billionths of a second, into a pen- forensics to help identify the documentary also will be shown
creating sufficient x-ray energy cil-eraser-sized metal cylinder perpetrators of such a terrorist on Nov. 15 at 7 a.m., Nov. 19 at 3
to drive fuel implosion, an im- containing a small fuel capsule attack. p.m. and Nov. 22 at 11 p.m.
portant step toward the ultimate to create a small star about the During the program, federal More information about the
goal of fusion ignition. diameter of a human hair which, authorities contact the Labora- documentary can be obtained at
The National Nuclear Secu- when successful, releases more tory’s National Atmospheric Re- by going to http://channel.nation-
rity Administration (NNSA), energy than the laser energy used lease Advisory Center (NARAC) algeographic.com/series/naked-
along with officials from the to create it.
National Ignition Facility (NIF) and its Interagency Modeling science/4252/Overview
One of the key requirements
at Lawrence Livermore National and Atmospheric Assessment
for this process is to create suf-
Laboratory (LLNL), announced ficient x-ray energy to drive the
that finding in the National fuel implosion. In a series of
Ignition Campaign (NIC). The experiments that began shortly
announcement was made at after the facility was dedicated
the 51st Annual Meeting of in May, NIF researchers have
the American Physical Society been focusing on characterizing
Division of Plasma Physics in the x-ray drive created in test tar-
Atlanta. Highlighting results gets. Recent tests at the NIF have
from recent NIF tests, NNSA shown that the NIF laser beams
and LLNL and its NIC part- can be effectively delivered and
ners — Los Alamos National are capable of heating the targets
Laboratory, the Laboratory for to the radiation temperatures
Laser Energetics (LLE), General needed to drive fuel capsules to
Atomics, and Sandia National ignition conditions.
Laboratories — showed that “These are very exciting re-
NIF’s LLE also presented results sults,” said NIF Director Ed
showing the most compressed Moses. “The NIF laser is proving
fusion capsules to date. to be robust with very precise
The NIF was built as a part of and repeatable performance. We
the NNSA’s program to ensure have demonstrated most aspects
the safety, security and effec- of target fabrication and are inte- Photo - Doug Jorgensen
tiveness of the nuclear weapons grating and using the diagnostics ValleyCare volunteers hosted the annual holiday boutique in
stockpile without underground we need for initial ignition test both Livermore and Pleasanton last week. Pictured is one of
testing. With NIF, scientists will experiments later next year.”
be able to evaluate key scientific the items that was available for purchase.
assumptions in current computer
models, obtain previously un-
available data on how materials
behave at temperatures and pres-
sures like those in the center of
a star, and help validate NNSA’s
supercomputer simulations by
comparing code predictions
against observations from labo-
NIF also has the potential to
produce breakthroughs in fields
beyond national security. It is
expected to help advance fusion
energy technology, which could
play a role in making the United
States energy independent. It
also will enable scientists to
better understand the makeup of
stars in the universe and planets
both within and outside our solar
“The developments an-
nounced this week demonstrate
exciting progress toward the
grand scientific challenge that is
fusion ignition on the National
Ignition Facility,” said Brig.
Gen. Garrett Harencak, NNSA
Principal Assistant Deputy Ad-
ministrator for Military Ap-
The results announced this
week demonstrate that NIF is
capable of fulfilling a key re-
quirement of the fusion process.
To achieve fusion, NIF will fo-
The Independent, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 - PAGE 3
VALLEY ROUNDUP SFPUC Asked to Extend Comment Period
Over two dozen Bay Area of the stream flows of the upper to Complete the Refuge, Clean
conservation and fly-fishing or- watershed and plans to divert al- Water Action, Close to Home:
funds requirement with respect to SBDC grant ganizations have asked that San
County Earns National Award programs conducted in areas in which a disaster
most all winter and spring stream Exploring Nature in the East Bay,
The Alameda County Public Works Agency Francisco and the Army Corps flows from upper Alameda Creek Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen,
has occurred. of Engineers extend the public at their Alameda Diversion Dam. Friends of the Arroyos, Friends of
was selected to receive a 2009 National Roadway The House passed each bill and will send them comment period on environ- This action diverts flows from the River, Golden West Women
Safety Award recognizing the Vasco Road Safety to the Senate for consideration. Flyfishers, Grizzly Peak Flyfish-
mental review for the Calaveras upper Alameda Creek into Cala-
Improvements Project. The award was presented Dam replacement project. The ers, Lake Merritt Institute, Mis-
veras Reservoir. Completion of
to Director Daniel Woldesenbet on behalf of the sion Peak Fly Anglers, Nature
Agency on November 5 in Washington D.C.
Personnel Commission San Francisco Planning Depart- Calaveras Dam trapped formerly
in the City, Northern California
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park ment and the Corps are refusing ocean-run steelhead trout above
The National Roadway Safety Awards to extend the comment period the reservoir and blocked fish Council Federation of Fly Fish-
District Board of Directors is seeking applicants ers, Peninsula Fly Fishers, Pilar-
program honors agencies and organizations in through 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, for a position on or to provide a public hearing migration.
in Sunol. citos Creek Advisory Committee,
the transportation community that have made its Personnel Commission. Personnel Commis- The groups sending the letter and Regional Parks Association.
verifiable and significant strides toward improv- sioners are appointed by the Board to four-year The San Francisco Public include the following: Alameda otection and Watershed Network,
ing the safety of the nation’s highways through Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Creek Alliance, Beyond Sears- Salmon and Steelhead Restora-
volunteer terms. ville Dam, Center for Biological
infrastructure improvements, operational im- proposes to replace the Calaveras tion Group, and Sierra Club.
The Commission monitors the District’s per- Dam with a new earth and rock Diversity, Citizens Committee
provements or program planning, development sonnel policies, oversees the hiring of full-time fill dam of equal height and im-
and evaluation. Every two years, this biennial staff, hears appeals of disciplinary actions and proved seismic design. The exist-
awards program examines the “best of the best” makes recommendations to the Board of Direc- ing reservoir has been lowered
using effectiveness, innovation and efficient use tors on matters of personnel administration. The to 40% of its capacity because
of resources as criteria in determining which Commission meets as needed, but normally not of seismic safety concerns. The
projects will receive this award. more than once a month. reservoir is the system’s largest
Detailed information on the award winning Interested individuals should submit a let- local reservoir and represents
programs can be found at www.roadwaysafety- ter of interest and information on knowledge more than half of the storage
awards.org and experience with personnel administration capacity in the Bay Area.
Over the past few years, there have been a to District General Manager Timothy J. Barry, From 2011-2015, San Fran-
number of fatal and serious injury crashes along LARPD, 4444 East Ave., Livermore, 94550. For cisco will rebuild the Calaveras
more information about the position, please call Dam on Alameda Creek, the
Vasco Road, a highly traveled arterial roadway largest local tributary to San
connecting Alameda County and Contra Costa Carolyn Ulrich at 925-373-5700.
County. To address these traffic safety issues, the “The Calaveras Dam replace-
Public Works Agency, in collaboration with the Haggerty Appointed ment is a large-scale, com-
Contra Costa County Public Works Department The National Association of Counties (NACo) plex project, the environmental
and the California Highway Patrol, implemented President Valerie Brown of Sonoma County an- review documents are highly
a number of strategic, innovative and coordinated nounced her appointment of Alameda County technical, and there is consider-
traffic safety measures that have significantly Supervisor Scott Haggerty to Chair its Trans- able controversy over biological
reduced accidents along Vasco Road. These portation Steering Committee. The committee impacts of the project and the ad-
measures included centerline rumble strips, creates and advances the transportation agenda equacy of proposed mitigations,”
of NACo and county governments. stated Jeff Miller, Director of the
centerline delineators, speed display signs, com- Alameda Creek Alliance. “The
munity safety signs, a daytime headlight program A priority for the committee is developing
policy for the Federal Surface Transportation decision not to extend the com-
and coordinated speed enforcement. There was ment period and to hold a hearing
also joint support for funding the County’s Vasco Program which expired in September. The in Sunol will reduce the ability of
Road Safety Improvement Project which is near- committee proposal includes developing future the public to provide informed
ing completion. highway, bridge and transit programs that focus comments.”
on reliability, system preservation, innovative The San Francisco Planning
Garamendi Votes to Help Businesses solutions and partnerships; and an improved sys- Department in early October
Congressman John Garamendi, (D), voted tem of project delivery, flexibility and improved released a draft Environmental
for three bills – H.R. 3737, H.R. 1838, and H.R. accountability that will contribute to a better Impact Report (EIR) for the
1845 – that will strengthen small businesses and federal program. “Effectively funding this pro- Calaveras Dam project. Ac-
gram will be critical to its success, but Congress cording to the Alliance, the
help create and preserve jobs in the 10th Congres- proposed stream flow releases
sional District and the nation at large. is reluctant to consider possible funding options
for migratory fish are “clearly
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of the that include taxes,” said Haggerty. “Further de- inadequate, the proposed opera-
American economy, and with the passage of lay only exacerbates the lack of attention to the tions of Calaveras Dam and the
these three bills, we can continue the important condition of existing infrastructure and to the related Alameda Diversion Dam
work of moving our economy forward with job increased need for expansion. But the committee are illegal, and the proposed
creation,” said Rep. Garamendi, former chair is working on a strategy to help Congress iden- mitigations for what will be
of the California Commission for Economic tify a practical approach to funding this crucial significant construction impacts
Development. “Small businesses have generated federal program.” on habitat for numerous endan-
64 percent of all net new jobs over the past 15 Haggerty has served in various capacities at gered species are meager and
NACo that include vice chair of Mass Transit inappropriate. With all major fish
years, and with the passage of these good busi- passage projects in the watershed
ness-friendly bills, small business owners will and Railroad subcommittee. Haggerty is also an
now underway, stream flows for
find it a little easier to continue their important active member of numerous Bay Area transporta- fish below the San Francisco
contributions to our nation.” tion boards and commissions. He currently serves dams is a critical last piece of the
H.R. 3737 by Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Indi- as chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Com- puzzle for the full restoration of
ana), the Small Business Microlending Expan- mission which coordinates regional transporta- Alameda Creek.
sion Act of 2009, removes the requirement that tion planning and funding for the nine-county The 45 day comment period
microloans for small businesses be short-term, Bay Area region. Haggerty represents the First on the 1,600-page draft EIR
increases eligibility for program participation, District on the Alameda County Board of Su- currently closes on November
increases borrowing limits, and lowers interest pervisors, which includes the cities of Fremont, 20. The Corps comment pe-
Pleasanton, Livermore, a portion of Dublin and riod on the federal permit closes
rates for some borrowers. November 27. The Planning
H.R. 1838 by Rep. Mary Fallin (R-Oklahoma) eastern unincorporated Alameda County
Founded in 1935, The National Association Department has scheduled two
amends Small Business Act language related to public hearings on the draft EIR:
the women’s business centers program to require of Counties is the only national organization
November 10 in Fremont at the
funds approved for a women’s business center that represents county governments in the United Main Library, 2400 Stevenson
be distributed no later than one month after its States. NACo’s membership totals more than Blvd., beginning at 6:30 pm;
application is approved. 2,000 counties, representing 80 percent of the and November 12 in San Fran-
H.R. 1845 by Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illi- nation’s population. cisco before the City Planning
nois), the Small Business Development Centers Commission, in Room 400 of
Modernization Act of 2009, amends Small Correction City Hall, beginning at 1:30 pm
Business Act language related to small business Two names were incorrect in last week’s story or later.
development centers, requiring institutions of about honoring service personnel at the end of the The SFPUC manages 36,800
higher education that are provided SBDC grants Pleasanton City Council meeting. The Pleasanto- acres of public land and oper-
be accredited and eliminating the matching nians 4 Peace were represented by Fred Norman ates three dams in the upper
and Kathy Dowding. Alameda Creek watershed. Ca-
laveras Dam, completed in 1925,
captures runoff from 100 square
miles of the Calaveras Creek
and Arroyo Hondo watersheds.
The SFPUC diverts 86 percent
PAGE 4 - The Independent, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
Garamendi Adds His Vote to
100% Lovable Health Care Bill Passage
A more meaningful ribbon cutting than your usual rib-
bon cutting took place recently at the Altamont Landfill in By Ron McNicoll day after the election in which
Livermore, where officials gathered to celebrate the opening
of a facility that will transform landfill gases into liquefied
Newly elected 10th District
Rep. John Garamendi was sworn
he defeated Republican David
Harmer and three minor party Town Hall Meeting Set
natural gas. in Nov. 5. He voted for the health candidates in a special election Congressman John Garamendi will host his first town hall
care bill that was approved by to succeed former Rep. Ellen as a Congressman. The Livermore town hall will focus on
“We love this project and there is really nothing not to economic development and job creation.
the House on a 220-215 vote on Tauscher.
love about it,” exclaimed Mary Nichols, chair of the Cali- Tauscher resigned the seat It will beheld Thurs., Nov. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in
fornia Air Resources Board. Nov. 7.
Garamendi called the health when she became an undersecre- the Livermore City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue.
“It’s taking materials that would otherwise go into the care vote the most important tary of state for nuclear weapons Rep. Garamendi will host four additional town halls
atmosphere and contribute to global warming and turning vote of his public policy career. control. Garamendi resigned throughout the 10th Congressional District on December 5th
them into a useful product that cuts carbon emissions,” He said, “The Affordable Health the lieutenant-governor’s office and December 12th. More information on these events will be
Nichols said. Care for America Act will pro- Thursday, before taking the con- provided at a later date.
The project is the work of a partnership between Waste vide every American citizen gressional oath.
Management and The Linde Group. Four state and regional access to quality, affordable pa- In winning the run-off elec-
public agencies also contributed. tient-centered health care.” tion Nov. 3, Garamendi took
Altamont is only the beginning. Waste Management and Garamendi explained that the nearly 53 percent of the vote, ramendi won 241 to 233 votes. stay with the Democratic agenda
Linde are already scouting locations for the next plant. bill will reduce the deficit, and compared to approximately 43 Harmer did not return a call in Congress.” Garamendi cited
lower costs, “instead of leaving percent for Republican candidate for comment about the election. his own victory, and a Demo-
Livermore can feel honored about being home to this David Harmer. The minor party The national press reported cratic win in New York in the
pioneering project. As Mary Nichols said at the ribbon cut- Americans at the mercy of a
health insurance industry call- candidates accounted for the a Republican comeback in the only other House seat on the
ting, “This is exactly the kind of win-win situation we are remainder. Nov. 3 special elections, based ballot Nov. 3, as proof that at
ing the shots and rationing our
looking for in trying to transform our whole energy economy Garamendi won big in Contra on victories by Republicans in the federal level, the Democrats
away from having to extract, process and import fuels from As a state legislator, Gara- Costa County, with 50,724 of the New Jersey and Virginia gov- gained ground, not lost it. The
other parts of the world.” mendi was author of more than his total district vote of 66,852 ernorships. Republican leaders Democrats had not held the New
20 health care bills signed into coming there. Harmer received saw it as a rejection of the Obama York seat since four years before
38,210 votes in Contra Costa, out administration. the Civil War.
law. of his total of 54,217. Garamendi disputed that inter- The New York Democrat, Bill
Technically speaking, Ga- Harmer won in Alameda pretation. He said that the press Owens, defeated a conservative
ramedi’s health care bill vote
County, which consists primarily noted that Virginia has chosen Republican who ran on the Con-
on Saturday was not his first in of Livermore and a sliver of Dub- an opposite-party governor after servative Party ticket in the 23rd
Congress. His first vote was for lin. Harmer received 8039 votes every change in parties in the District. The moderate Republi-
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a resolution honoring women to Garamendi’s 6811 votes. The White House. Generally, it has can nominee bowed out of the
be needed to treat it. That would each one, since as a package, they who are military veterans or are
would sink, she said. split was 52 percent for Harmer been a Republican state, he said. race, when polling showed that
save Zone 7 some money. currently serving in the armed and 44 percent for Garamendi. New Jersey, where incumbent she was running a distant third.
Further, with its lower salt “Groups supporting the leg- forces. He also voted on several
islation were invited to appear Garamendi won the Solano John Corzine lost by 2 percent- Although still on the ballot, she
content, the water would have minor bills, said an aide. County portion of the district age points, is a swing state, said endorsed Owens, who won by
less impact on the build-up of on panels, testify and answer Garamendi flew back to
questions. Groups opposing were with 9076 votes to Harmer’s Garamendi. about 5000 votes.
salts in the Valley’s underground Washington, D.C. Nov. 4, the 7736. In Sacramento County, Ga- “I think the public wants to
water basin. That is where Zone limited to one minute or less of
7 stores its water. public comments. Supervisors
Zone 7 has built a deminer- from the Delta counties were al-
alization plant in Pleasanton,
just to keep the underground salt
content from violating regional
lowed to combine their time, with
one supervisor speaking for five
minutes,” said Buchanan.
Fiorina Kicks Off No. California
water quality board standards
that regulate discharge of water
into streams that flow into San
The bills create a big bu-
reaucracy, said Buchanan. They
add new authority for the Delta
Campaign in Pleasanton
Francisco Bay. Protection Commission. It cre- By Ron McNicoll John Garamendi, have also made how she would “bridge the gap performance, and reward the bet-
Quigley said that if the rec- ates the Sacramento-San Joa- Pleasanton was the second appearances before TVBC. between big business and in- ter teachers with merit pay. It’s
ommended “dual conveyance” quin Delta Conservancy, a Delta stop on Senate hopeful Carly Cities often have a policy of novators.” something that teachers unions
were built, the water hardness Stewardship Council with sala- Fiorina’s journey toward the Re- not becoming involved in orga- “It’s about trying a lot of traditionally have opposed.
in Zone 7 would be measured at ried members, a water-master, publican primary last week. nizations that have partisan po- things. Some may not work. The Fiorina said that common
about 100 parts of total dissolved an Delta Independent Science After kicking off her cam- litical events. However, the five focus is on regulatory mandates sense is imporant in looking at
salts per million parts of water Board, and numerous advisory paign in Orange County on Nov. Tri-Valley cities are not members and taxes. They discourage risk- government. When she was in
(100 ppm). groups, according to Buchanan. 4 at a green-tech firm, Fiorina of TVBC, he said. The contribu- taking,” said Fiorina. She said management at AT&T, she read
At 100 ppm, the water would There is also a requirement addressed about 160 people who tions that cities have made to she would vote to make the cur- bills that were submitted. There
be similar to that provided to that urban water users decrease gathered at Goal Line produc- TVBC have been for specific rent research and development simply were errors in them.
most East Bay Municipal Utili- their water use by 20 percent by tions in Pleasanton on Nov. 6. It projects that would help business tax break permanent, which drew Eventually, she had 90 people
ties District customers. 2020. Industrial users are to cut was her first campaign appear- development, he said. some applause. checking bills and “saved bil-
In recent years, government, use by 10 percent, with no goals ance in northern California. FIORINA TALKS ABOUT “Small companies can do a lions” for the company.
environmentalist, agricultural in- for agricultural users to conserve. The event was hosted by the ENTREPRENEURS lot of things better than big ones. RELIGION OR
terests, and others have huddled “Twenty percent of our water Tri-Valley Business Council Fiorina served as CEO at And big companies can do some ECONOMICS?
to come up with a plan to restore goes to urban use and 80 percent (TVBC). Toby Brink, execu- Hewlett-Packard for six years, things better than small ones,” One questioner asked Fiorina
the Delta’s environmental health. o agriculture,” she said. tive director of the council, said the first woman to head a Fortune she said. Government should about the Republican Party be-
Urgency was added by a fed- There are also bills on water that the Fiorina campaign had 20 company. Before that, she had avoid taxing capital, and should coming a conservative Christian
eral judge’s order to stop Delta rights and groundwater moni- “reached out” to TVBC about a 20-year career at AT&T and partner more with business in Party, paying more attention “to
pumping, until a workable plan toring, without either adequate sponsoring the event. Agilent. research and development. morality, and less about creat-
was devised. The stop pumping monitoring or environmental “They wanted to focus on A breast cancer survivor, Asked about tax credits for ing jobs.” He alluded to former
order was rescinded quickly. The enforcement language, she said. small business startups, and Fiorina said that she was ready investors, Fiorina said, “If you Missouri Sen. John Danforth, an
five water bills were supposed to Warren made the same point innovation,” said Brink. Those to go at the Senate nomination. hand that out to Wall Street, ordained Episcopal priest, who
provide the solution. about enforcement. have been the TVBC’s big push She will face southern California tell them to use it to help the raised the same point in his book,
The bills were sewn together Buchanan is critical of the over the past couple of years. The Assemblyman Chuck Devore. economy grow.” “Faith and Politics.”
as a package until almost the bond issue, and already is urging group started an interactive web Fiorina gave a set speech, Livermore school board mem- Fiorina replied that she sup-
last minute, when they were voters to defeat it next Novem- site to help entrepreneurs get in then took audience questions. ber Anne White said from her au- ports “diversity. If you ask people
separated for individual votes. ber. Traditionally the canals and touch with venture capital. Her talked focused on what she dience seat that state and federal today, the No. 1 issue is jobs,
However, legislators still look at reservoirs have been paid by Brink said that Fiorina’s ap- thought Congress should do to government is “over-regulating and the No. 2 issue is debt. So
them as a package. revenue bonds. This bond would pearance, with its election ban- help business. education” with their mandates. there is common ground. We can
$11 BILLION BOND be straight from the state treasury, ners across the room, clearly was One example, was her an- Fiorina said that legislation make things better for all people
FOR BALLOT which is obviously already in political. However, in no way did swer to a question from Paul should be more flexible to al- in California.” Some in the audi-
The legislation will allow for trouble, said Buchanan. it constitute an endorsement of Pluschkell, CEO and founder of low a school district to hold ence applauded.
two new dams in the state and her candidacy. He noted that oth- Spigit in Pleasanton, who asked teachers accountable for their
put an $11 billion general obli- ers, such as newly elected Rep.
gation bond on the ballot next
The legislation will create
a commission out of the reach
of the Legislature, which will
determine the parameters of en-
Pleasanton to Look at Growth Management
vironmental health for the Delta. Pleasanton will strengthen its to be development. Impact fees example, the council could rein- Stearn said another approach will require the rezoning of
However, there is no wording in growth management ordinance in manage growth by providing a state the requirement for formal would be to measure develop- additional properties in the new
the package that would enforce anticipation of the potential loss mechanism by which the city growth management review of ment based on sustainabilty, housing element. He wanted to
it, said Ross Warren, water con- of its 29,000 unit housing cap. can maintain service levels. An projects, a requirement that was ranking them for green building, look at policy that would create a
sultant for Hayashi. The hearing is set for Decem- example of performance stan- dropped in recent years because etc. more wholistic process of growth
The bills also will fund some ber 18. A ruling is expected in the dards is the city’s level of service the number of units applying was “It’s a discussion we need to management.
flood district projects from an early part of 2010. for traffic. below the allocation threshold of have,” stated Councilmember City Manager Nelson Fialho
existing state bond fund. None City Attorney Michael Roush There are also initiatives in 350 units a year. Matt Sullivan. said, “The outcome of litiga-
of the money will fund Zone 7 said the court could set aside the place that govern how ridgelands The council could also amend Sullivan raised an ongoing tion may determine how we re-
projects. housing cap. It could say it would may or may not be developed. issue, the number of houses as-
the ordinance to specifically spond.”
Warren said Hayashi saw not set it aside, but have the city Stearn suggested the council reference citywide standards for signed to Pleasanton as its “fair City Councilmember Cindy
many things wrong with the
ask voters to modify the ordi- look at reviving some of the services and infrastructure, such share.” The council recently re- McGovern stated, “We need
package. The sentiments were the
same as those expressed in an op- nance if they find that it violates city’s existing growth manage- as intersection level of service, zoned property to put its current safeguards in place prior to when
ed piece released by Buchanan. state law. ment provisions that have not sewer capacity and water supply, housing element into compli- the new housing element is in
Neither liked the process. It Roush said that even if all been used in recent years. For and acres of parklands. ance. Sullivan said new numbers place.”
was conducted in secret among of the units were built between
the four Assembly and Senate now and 2014, the city would
leaders and Schwarzeneggger. It be only 277 units over the cap.
was rushed, with some parts of
it available for examination and
discussion for only a few hours.
“Our argument to the court is that
that is a small impact on regional
French Speakers Are Organizing a School
“If it revamps the entire state’s Staff was directed to strength- By Ron McNicoll required to start the program. learn their mother tongue and the Valley.
water supply, maybe having nine en and refine the growth manage- An effort to organize a French The French government helps tradition of French culture. Pleasanton has several Chi-
months (in the next legislative ment ordinance. language and culture after-school operate the non-profit program, “Most of the French people nese academies, and other Asian
session) to reflect, and take in Senior Planner Janice Stearn program is underway in Pleas- although there is also an hourly coming to the Bay Area live on cultural groups. Also, Spanish
all viewpoints would have been said there are existing methods to anton. fee paid by the student’s fam- the Peninsula. Schools have been speaking families are served
better,” said Warren. control growth Among them are Efforts are being led by Merlin ily. Yamssi is optimistic that the started quite easily in Mountain in Pleasanton’s public school
BUCHANAN CRITICAL the urban growth boundary, land Yamssi, who moved to Pleasan- continuing effort will bring the View and Burlingame,” said sector by a regular school day
OF PROCESS use regulations, development ton three years ago from France Pleasanton school into existence Yamssi.
Buchanan, whose district dual-immersion Spanish and
impact fees, and performance with his family. He left a Sybase in time for the next school year. “If we have this kind of pro- English program at Valley View
includes Livermore and also standards.
touches on the Delta, said that no installation in France to work at The organizing effort signed gram here, maybe others will elementary school.
Land use policy controls the firm’s offices in Dublin. up more than 10 non-French move here, too,” said Yamssi. Although not enough French
Delta legislator was appointed to
growth by designating a specific The program is part of a speakers. Non-Francophone Yamssi’s statement was in speakers signed up this year, they
the Assembly-Senate conference
committee that worked out the amount of land for residential world-wide system of French families are interested and wel- line with thoughts expressed at are able to take part in an on-line
bills’ passage. The bills were un- development and providing poli- schools, which are non-profit and come, because of their desire to a Pleasanton seminar two weeks adaption of the in-person cur-
packaged for purposes of passing cies stipulating how the land is supported by the French govern- teach their children the French ago about the New Economy. A riculum, said Yamssi. One of the
ment. Berkeley is the closest city language and culture. speaker at the seminar said that teachers at the Berkeley French
to the Tri-Valley with a French The program will offer classes if Pleasanton wants to recruit school created the program.
Publisher: Joan Kinney Seppala school, so it’s important to start twice weekly after school, with high-tech workers with foreign The French program, known
Associate Publisher: David T. Lowell one in Pleasanton for people in sessions one and one-half hours origins, there should be clubs
(INLAND VALLEY PUBLISHING CO.) Editor: Janet Armantrout as French Education in the Bay
the Tri-Valley, said Yamssi. long. There would be two groups or schools in the community, so Area, has a web page at http://
The Independent is published every Thursday by Inland Valley Publishing Company, 2250 First St.,
The effort started during the of students, based on their French that the workers’ children can as- www.efba.us/. For more informa-
Livermore, CA 94550; (925) 447-8700. Application to Mail at Periodical Postage Prices Pending at the
Livermore Post Office and additional mailing offices. The Independent is mailed upon request. Go to www.
summer, which was two months language skills. The advanced sociate with kids from their own tion about the local effort, Yamssi
independentnews.com to sign up and for more information. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The too late, because the school year group would not serve students culture. That’s true, the speaker may be contacted at via e-mail at
Independent, 2250 First St., Livermore, CA 94550.
for the program begins in May, over 11 years old. stated, whether the workers are firstname.lastname@example.org, or by
Advertising rates and subscription rates may be obtained by calling (925) 447-8700
during regular business hours or by fax: (925) 447-0212. said Yamssi. Seven French fami- The intention is for children coming directly from their native phone at 413-2872.
Editorial information may be submitted by email@example.com.
lies were signed up, but 10 are of French families to be able to lands, or from jobs in Silicon
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that were on the eastern edge of McGovern and Sullivan were the task force numbers to 14: two
Pleasanton. idential property owners within
also concerned with wording that the business park is the fees they city councilmembers, two plan-
Councilmember Jerry Thorne allows property owners to apply ning commissioners, five at large,
suggested that the maps make pay to Hacienda Business Park
for development with “good four residential property own-
clear which routes go through over and above homeowners ers and one from the Hacienda
cause” before the PUD process association fees. They wanted
Pleasanton. He objected to is completed. They argued that Business Owners association.
them being labeled only quarry to discuss whether there would She didn’t think the apartment
property owners would come be an increase, or even an elimi-
routes. in at the end of the 12 months, residents should be included.
The options with the most nation of the fees, as a result The council said that apart-
whether the PUD was in place of what comes out of the PUD
TOD potential included the ment buildings should be repre-
or not. Sullivan pointed to com- process.
downtown Livermore stop and sented by tenants, not owners or
ments made during the public The various factions in the managers.
a station at Vasco Road. There hearing to back up that belief.
are two.The first goes down El audience tried to convince the Former Councilmember
John Steinbusch, who repre- council to change staff’s suggest- Becky Dennis suggested there
Charro, through the quarry and sents owners of the W.P. Carey
into downtown. The second fol- Future Altamont Corridor Express Visual Simulation ed make-up of the task force. As should be a period of time to
site (formerly Shaklee), stated, approved by the council, the task educate task force members prior
lows 580 to Vasco Road. “We have been attempting to
There were three possibilities force membership will include to the time it begins its work.
munity goals and how they match High-Speed Train System is move a project forward for five The council agreed with the
with only one station. One would with the stations. The final one on two council members, two plan-
consistent with the Metropolitan years. There are vested rights on ning commissioners, five at-large proposal. The work of the task
provide for a subway on Portola Jan. 21 will deal with architecture Transportation Commission the property for an office build- force would begin after a “rea-
into the downtown. A second and design. representatives appointed by the
(MTC) Bay Area Regional Rail ing. If we choose to pull out of the council, six Hacienda residents sonable” education period.
would route the tracks along HIGH SPEED RAIL Plan. process, we would move forward McGovern wanted some dis-
along 580 to El Charro and end The California High Speed (including two apartment build-
Some funding will be provid- with an office building.” ings), the owners of the three cussion as to what the holding
at Isabel and Stanley Blvd. The Rail Authority is beginning a ed by the San Joaquin Regional Peter MacDonald spoke for capacity of the park would be.
third would go down 580 ending study of an Altamont Rail Cor- properties to be studied, and one
Rail Commission (operator of the property owners of another She said there had never been a
at Isabel. These options represent ridor option. Scoping sessions on representative of the Hacienda discussion as to whether office
the existing ACE service) and site, BRE. He declared that “good Business Park Association.
phasing potential, according to the initial environmental review additional funds for planning, en- cause” could be if the task force and commercial zoning would
Bill Hurl, who spoke for BART. In addition to the main task be reduced if residential building
are underway. gineering, and construction will has not provided guidance within
He said all three had the potential force there will be an advisory were increased.
Dan Leavett from the author- be pursued from various sources. one year.
to continue to either Vasco Road stakeholder group, which would Sullivan agreed, “One concept
ity, said that no specific align- Proposition 1A, approved by City Manager Nelson Fi- basically be made up of anyone
or Greenville Road. ment had been selected. The California voters in 2008, lists the would be no net increase. These
alho suggested adding the word interested in the process.
The cost of seven of the routes Altamont Corridor as eligible for properties have some develop-
spur to Livermore would go “strive” to reach consensus on BART and trade union rep- ment allocation. The task force
includes a maintenance yard at a from Stockton over the Altamont funding with California’s High- a plan within12 months. At that
half a billion dollars. There are resentatives felt they should be needs to look at residential im-
to the Tri-Valley, Fremont and Speed Rail bonds. Also, the State time a report would be submit- represented on the task force pacts. It may be that we have to
also new vehicles needed to make is requesting federal “stimulus” ted to the council to determine
possibly connect with Caltrain. as well. take away some office use.”
sure there is adequate capacity funds per the American Recovery whether progress was being
The construction timeline would Steinbusch offered the opin- Fialho said the goal was to
to carry the expected increase in and Reinvestment Act that could made. The timeline could be
be determined by funding avail- ion that the make-up of the com- have the task force start its dis-
ridership. Hurl commented that be applied to project planning extended. Fiahlo stated, “Twelve mittee did not reflect the business
ability. cussions with a clean slate.
the last real number of about $1 and environmental review. months is overly optimistic. park itself. There should be more
He commented that the proj- Sullivan stated, “I didn’t get
billion for the full expansion did The California High-Speed In reality it will probably take commercial property owners on everything I wanted. Not every-
not include the yard, the cost of ect has the potential to transform
Rail Authority and Federal Rail- longer.” the task force. He also argued that one is getting what they wanted.
new vehicles and assumed that the existing ACE service into a people with real estate expertise
road Administration have agreed The council also limited the However, this is an opportunity
I-580 would be prepared in ad- robust intercity and commuter should be part of the process. for people to make a difference.”
to lead a formal environmental work of the task force to the three
vance for BART. service with frequent trains op- “Planning is not like falling off He urged all those interested to
review process under the Califor- properties near the eastern BART
Currently, there is about $120 erating in both directions all day station. Staff had suggested there of a turnip truck,” he stated. participate in the process “to
nia Environmental Quality Act
million available for the project. long. (CEQA) and National Environ- may be impacts from the devel- Deborah Sanders, a residential make this work.”
Those funds would be used for The high speed rail trains mental Policy Act (NEPA). The opment that the task force would homeowner, suggested reducing
planning and engineering work. would not travel at 150 mph as public scoping meetings will kick want to study in relation to the
Hosterman voiced her support projected in more open areas. off that process and allow op- rest of the business park.
for the extension down 580 to They will travel at 100 mph or portunities for early community Director of Community De-
Greenville. “It has the shortest less. input. Comments also can be sub- velopment Brian Dolan explained
travel time, the largest number of ACE TRAIN mitted in writing by December that the idea is to come up with
new riders and it is cheaper. That A new study will look at trans- 4, 2009 to Dan Leavitt, Deputy a plan that incorporates good de-
makes sense to me.” forming the Altamont Commuter Director, California High-Speed sign and affordability that would (Opinions voiced in letters it is important that those who are
No other member of the policy Express (ACE) into a modern- Rail Authority, Attn: Altamont do well in the market place. published in Mailbox are those still living know how much we
group expressed a preference. ized system with faster, more fre- Corridor Rail Project, 925 L The task force will look at the of the author and do not neces- appreciate the commitment and
Supervisor Scott Haggerty sug- quent, and more reliable intercity Street, Suite 1425, Sacramento, intensity and location of land use sarily reflect the opinion of The love he and his fellow veterans
gested that staff rank the alter- and its potential impacts on city Independent. Letter Policy: The had for our country.
passenger rail service and better CA 95814, via fax (916) 322-
natives on the basis of negatives Independent will not publish Thank you, Dad and all vet-
regional connections. The trip 0827, via email at comments@ services and infrastructure, such
and positives. He also felt that anonymous letters, nor will it erans for your service. We ac-
from Stockton to San Jose, which hsr.ca.gov, or through the website as traffic and schools. It will also publish letters without names.
the ridership projections were knowledge you and the almost
now takes over 2 hours on ACE, www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov. address quality of life issues such Frequent letter writers may have
too low. 7,000 soldiers that died in the line
could be cut to about 1 hour. as noise and parks. publication of their letters de- of duty from the 2nd Air Division.
The numbers are based on cur- Diesel locomotive-hauled One of the main issues for res-
rent land use designations. They layed.) For more information on the 2nd
trains could be replaced with Air Division, and the Heritage
do not include the potential for
increased development around
state-of-the-art electric trains that Thanking a Veteran League of the Second Air Divi-
are faster, cleaner and greener. (continued from page one) Irene, Chris, Barb and Rose sion (USAAF) please visit www.
the stations. The study will look at a pro- Livermore heritageleague.org.
Dennis Fay of MTC stated posed system that would allow On this 2009 Veterans Day,
Southern California. Assistant superintendent Mike
that perhaps going down I-580 to
subway Portola, then downtown
quick intercity trips between “We are in this business to Martinez will serve as interim su- we would like to honor the men BART to Livermore
regions, commuter access to job serve districts, communities, and perintendent until a replacement and women of the Eighth Air Robert S. Allen
and on to Vasco Road would Force, 2nd Air Division of WWII Former BART Director
centers, and easy connections to children, and for no other rea- is found. Assistant superinten-
provide an alternative where “we stationed in East Anglia, England Livermore
local transit systems, BART and son,” said Cosca. “I believe the dent Kelly Bowers and executive
get all the benefits.” While this flying B24’s and the support For BART to Livermore, I
California’s High-Speed Train most important thing we bring is director of fiscal services Susan
option was not studied specifi- crews with a special honor go- strongly favor alternative 4, at
network. a focused process. We will ask Kinder will also assume some
cally, all of the routes mentioned ing to our dad Albert Biel of Los grade in a widened I-580 median
Public input is being invited you what makes this a wonderful of Miller’s duties in the interim.
are included in the EIR. Banos and Livermore, CA. He is to Isabel. It is by far the least
to help identify potential routes District and how it can become Miller has also agreed to consult
Public hearings on the draft a true example of what the “great- costly, involving little earth or
and stations for this proposed better. From the answers to those on an as-needed basis with the est generation” is all about. Our
EIR will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. structural work and almost no
rail project in an area extending two questions, we’ll determine interim superintendent, new dad, Bert, a member of the 453rd
18 in the Livermore City Council adverse environmental impacts.
from Stockton to San Jose via what kind of superintendent you superintendent, and Board of Bomb Group (as was Jimmy It is easily accessible to most
Chambers and Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.
the Altamont Pass. Station stops need.” Education. Stewart), flew 35 missions over of Livermore in the direction of
at the Robert Livermore Com-
along the way could be located The Cosca Group will also For a year after placement, Europe and Germany. Members travel. It is also easily accessible
meet with any groups designated The Cosca Group will provide of his crew thanked him for get- to travelers on I-580 and SR 84.
The comment period for the in Tracy, the Livermore / Pleas-
by the Board and go through this counseling and coaching to the ting them all safely back to base Funding planned for ACE
EIR ends Dec. 21, 2009. Writ- anton area, the Fremont / Union same process. They will share all new superintendent at no addi- and home again. He was young would far better be used to extend
ten comments can be submitted City area, and Milpitas. Later a of the information they collect tional cost. Cosca told the Board and did his job, never talking BART later over the Altamont
to BART Planning Department, branch out to Modesto may also with the Board at a public meet- that in 10 years of business, not much about his experience after to the Central Valley. It would
300 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, CA be a possibility. ing in which they will review one of the superintendents placed he came back. Although dad will serve many more people far bet-
94612, attn: Malcom Quint or to With top speeds on the Al- tell you that the true heroes are
the questions again and make by The Cosca Group is in trouble ter at less cost than what is being
firstname.lastname@example.org. tamont Corridor at 150 miles per the guys who never came home,
changes as necessary. “That or has left a position except to proposed with ACE.
STATION WORKSHOPS hour or higher, the project would becomes your brochure,” said retire.
Livermore is taking input be compatible with the California Cosca. “All 32 members of The At the Nov. 3 meeting, former
on the development of the five High-Speed Train system, which Cosca Group will then work on trustee Tom McLaughlin ques-
potential stations. They are at will operate at up to 220 mph recruiting a person who meets tioned if the District should spend
Isabel and 580, Isabel and Stan-
in the Central Valley. This will those characteristics.” nearly $30,000 when it is facing
ley, downtown Livermore, Vasco
provide greater flexibility and The first phase of the search, a $6 million deficit. “You need to
Road and Greenville Road.
potential for joint-use of the rail which includes creating the look at the money going out,” he
They will all be held from
corridor. job description and actively said. “It leaves us far less money
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Shrine
The development of the Al- recruiting candidates, will take for the students in this District.
Event Center, Livermore. The
tamont Corridor Rail Project as approximately three months. The passage of Measure M and
first is Nov. 12. This will be a
a complement to the Statewide Screening applicants and con- the $1 million still left from Mea-
presentation on TOD. The second
ducting background checks will sure D shows what we have in
on Dec. 10 will focus on com-
take three weeks. Interviewing this District. You should consider
candidates, conducting site visits, the members who are working
Pleasanton Selects and negotiating the contract will
take another five weeks. Based
well. Please don’t look outside
before you look inside.”
New City Attorney on this timeline, a new superin-
tendent could be hired by April
When Miller was hired in
2003, the District did not use a
of the legal challenges facing of 2010. recruiting firm.
The City of Pleasanton has
selected Jonathan Lowell to take California cities in his role as
over the post of city attorney. the incoming 2011 President of
Lowell will assume the re- the League of California Cities
sponsibilities of Michael Roush, City Attorney Department,” she
who recently retired after serving added.
as City Attorney for the past 21 In his position as Pleasanton’s
years. city attorney, Lowell will oversee
Lowell comes from the City a legal department that handles
of San Luis Obispo, where he has the city’s contractual, regula-
served as city attorney since 2003. tory, and litigation matters that
Prior to that he worked in private typically include open meeting
practice with the San Francisco and public records laws; con-
law firm of Curiale, Dellaverson, flicts of interest; land use and
Hirschfield, Kraemer & Sloan. environmental laws; claims and
Lowell was also the city attorney litigation; municipal elections;
for the City of San Bruno, and employment and labor relations;
an assistant city attorney for the code enforcement, and other
cities of Livermore and Hayward. legal matters.
He received his J.D. from Hast- “I look forward to working
ings College of Law and holds with my peers in the City of
a B.S. from the University of Pleasanton, which has an excel-
California, Berkeley. lent reputation as a well managed
“After a comprehensive search city. I was drawn to the collabora-
to fill this vital position, we are tive approach that the City takes
confident that Jonathan Lowell to community issues and look
exceeds the rigorous criteria for forward to becoming a part of
the position of City Attorney. He that effort”, says Lowell.
is well versed in land use issues, Lowell was born and raised
negotiations, CEQA actions, and in Alameda County and looks
the full range of legal and admin- forward to returning to the area
istrative proceedings that we are where his parents and family live.
presented with in Pleasanton”, He currently resides in San Luis
notes Mayor Jennifer Hosterman. Obispo and plans to relocate to
“Jonathan brings the additional this area.
benefit of a statewide overview
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BUSC U12 Premier battled the Union City Diablos to a 2-2 tie.Union
City scored first, but their lead did not last long as Carsen Paynter fed
a perfect ball to Tylor Silva who scored with a patient slow rolling toe
poke. Ballistic took the lead shortly thereafter as Tylor Silva played a
brilliant ball up to Nathan Esparza who took the ball wide, then scored
The Pleasanton Ballistic United Soccer Club (BUSC) U19 Select Second-place U12B Livermore Elite Hurricanes, Sonoma on a far post beauty. In spite of a couple of saves by keeper Omeed Ziari,
pictured are (left to right, front) Jonathan Ramirez, Brian Bui, Halloween Classic Tournament and outstanding defensive pressure by Chudi Atuegbu and Mitchell
Jason Scott, Albert Lin, Brandon Lee; (second row) Jared Wilson, the Diablos scored the equalizer in the second half.
Chinn, Cory Beck, Jason Teague, Brian Hu, Troy Stetson, Alex
Caravan; (third row) Josh Cho, Steven Gilbert, Tyler Copeman,
Niko Lecco, Daniel Pittenger, Jaymi Van Dam, Brodie Roberts,
Coach Ed Lecco
The Pleasanton BUSC U16 Select team celebrates after a 3-2
victory over the Newark Rebels on Sunday at Val Vista to clinch
the league title and remain undefeated. Pictured are (from left
Pleasanton Rage Grey U9 clinched its first-place victory in
back row) Coach Joe Carlucci, Joe Lee, Nick Bayley, Brandon
the Nor Cal Premier Bronze Girls Division with its 2-0 win on
Cohen, Randy Copeman, Hunter Meurrens, Cameron Baker, Jake
Saturday against the Montclair Soccer Club (MSC) Clippers.
Lorentz, Tyler Mende, and Miguel Nino; (front row) Jared Shofi,
The Pleasanton team, composed of first-time competitive
Eric Brooks, Chandler Bullock, Lukas Moses, Frank Morley and
The Pleasanton Rage U16AC captured 1st place in league when players, ended its regular season undefeated after playing nine
Abe Barrera. Not pictured, Yashar Behnam.
they finished the season with a decisive 4-1 win over the WCC games.
FC Eclipse. Pictured are team members.
All Valley Divers Delnevo stripped the ball from a Saint runner
and dashed 40 yards for another touchdown
behind the offensive line of Sean Flynn, Cal
Parrella, Chris Bush, and Steven Zaballos as
dinals 36, Giants 28: In what turned out to
be the game of the year, the Cardinals out-
stuffed the Cardinals running attempt. The
Cards then kicked off, and speedy Giants
and dove into the end zone, stretching the ball
over the flag from 10 yards out. The Giants
All Valley Divers competed in the Sher-
man Fun Meet in Lafayette, on Saturday, to put the Redskins up 18-7. The scoring well as tight ends Ramsey, Kent Nakano, and lasted the Giants in the LJFL championship running back Timothy Harris started down then controlled the 3rd quarter by pounding
November 7. Sixteen divers participated spree was capped off by an Isaiah Harris 22 Alex Zwingle. football game, taking home the title with a the right sideline was never touched on his the ball inside with both Harris and fullback
in the Future Champions and JO meet. The yard touchdown run, which was followed hard fought 36 - 28 victory. The scoring of way to an 85 yard kickoff return. Harris's Jay Garay getting 4 - 5 yards a carry up the
by an extra point conversion catch by tight the game was back and forth as each team run around end put the Giants up 16 - 6 to
team brought home six first place medals,
five second place and two third place medals end Kyler Ramsey. The last touchdown Livermore Jr. Football executed their offense with both power end the 1st quarter. The 2nd quarter started
middle. A Harris touchdown put the Giants
up 22 - 20. The Cardinals came right back
was set up by an interception by defensive The Livermore Junior Football League running and great passing. The Cardinals with Soltis taking the kickoff and returning in the 4th quarter when Soltis ran around the
along with other numerous accomplishments crowned two champions on Saturday night.
in the 1 meter springboard meet. back and Anthony Irizarry. On defense, Sean received the opening kickoff and on their first it 29 yards, giving the Cards good field left sideline for a 46 yard touchdown run,
Flynn, Sam Higuera, Brian Delnevo, Jake The Dolphins took the Advanced Division play from scrimmage, fumbled the handoff. position at the 45. Quarterback Curtis Wig- putting the Cards up 28 - 22. The blocking
In the Future Champions (Novice) divi- title with a convincing 18 to 0 victory over
sion, AVD divers scored extremely well, Wilgus, and Sean Thomas all had tackles The Giants' Conner Cruz picked up the gington took control by handing the ball to of Paynter, Kaipo Bradanini, Kevin Hayes
for a loss of yardage in the contest. Aaron the Ravens. In the most exciting game of fumble, and ran 25 yards for the touchdown. the backs, and connecting timely passes to and Nick Penrod allowed the play to get
some participating in their first meet: Level the season, the Cardinals scored in the final
1: AnneMaria Hancock (82.30 pts) – 7th Banks, Craig Lager and Drew Novak, and Quarterback Greg Plantenga then found a both Soltis and Dearborn out of the backfield to the outside with a good inside seal. The
Konner Mass were instrumental in contain- seconds of regulation to beat the Giants, 36 to wide open James Wilker in the corner of for big gains. Solti's 1 yard plunge put the only problem for the Cardinals was that
place, Darby Culver (80.60 pts)– 9th place, 28, in the Senior Division championship.
Allison NG (50.50 pts) – 10th place. Level ing the Saint running game with agressive the end zone to give the Giants a 8 - 0 lead. Cardinals back in the game by the score of the Giants offense wasn't done yet. After
tackling. Cornerbacks Jordan Gilham and The 49ers and Jets won the consolation The Cardinals then took over their next 16 - 14. The Cardinals defense then came another Cardinal fumble, the Giants drove
2: Isabelle Norton (137.00 pts) – 1st place, games over the Raiders and Saints, respect-
Kelsie Ballas (105.00 pts) – 6th place. Level Jacob Blair kept the air attack in check with possession and started running the ball off up big behind the play of linebackers Jacob down the field to tie the game at 28 apiece.
solid coverage. The offense was effective fully. LJFL's All-Star games will be played tackle with Casey Soltis and Ryan Dearborn. Benavidez, Colten Paynter and defensive The Cardinals Bo Carter and Travis Adams
4: Tory Kruger (152.45 pts) – 2nd place, Jaime on Saturday night, November 14 at Granada
Gray (142.00 pts) – 3rd place. throughout the game using a balanced attack Fullback Trevor Escover, subbing for the linemen Leroy Williams, Billy Henderson were able to get to Plantenga to force an
led quarterback and field general Max Sand- High School at 5 and 7 p.m. Here are the sick Chopper Bradley, took the handoff and and Jeffrey Brinkley, forcing the Giants to errant throw on the 2 point conversion try,
In the JO (Junior Olympics) events, div- game highlights:
ers scored well in their respective age groups: erson. The Redskin running back tandem of ran 9 yards for the touchdown. The 2 point punt. The Cardinals went into the half with keeping the game tied. The Cardinals offense
Harris and Irizarry found ample running room Senior Division Championship: Car- conversion was unsuccessful as the Giants a 20 - 16 lead when Dearborn took the toss then got into the huddle, and with 75 yards to
Age 9 and under: Jaydin Briggs (94.45 pts)
– 2nd place. Age 10-11: Lottie Goddard
(169.90 pts) – 1st place, Anatoly Nazarov
(154.80 pts) – 1st place, Natasha Sondeno
(162.40 pts) – 2nd place. Age 12-13: Anthony
Epshteyn (207.30 pts) – 1st place. Age 14-15:
Haley Brott (233.40 pts) – 3rd place. Age
16-18: Cody Huntington (316.30 pts) – 1st
place, Melissa Parker (298.40 pts) – 1st place,
Lauren Jesse (256.80 pts) – 2nd place.
All Valley Divers is a springboard dive
club coached by Monte Young. The team
holds practice at the San Ramon Olympics
The Livermore AquaCowboys (LAC)
competed over the weekend in the Terrapin
Senior Meet held in Concord.
New Best Times were achieved by Evan
Carlo in his 50 Free with a time of 23.16
and his 100 Breast with a time of 1:03.63.
Andrew Hayes earned a New Best Time in his
100 Fly with a time of 1:00.17. Nina Hayes
earned a New Best Time in her 50 Free with
a time of 24.92. Katie Kulp earned a New
Best Time in her 200 Breast with a time of
2:41.88. Patrick Kulp earned a New Best
Time in his 100 Free with a time of 57.68 and
his 100 Back with a time of 1:05.09. Shelby
Swanson earned a New Best Time in her 50
Free with a time of 27.14.
Evan Carlo earned a Junior National
Time in his 200 Back and Nina Hayes
earned Junior National Times in her 50 Free
and 100 Back.
Nina Hayes placed 1st in the 50 Free
and 2nd in the 200 Free and 100 Back.
Andrew Hayes placed 8th in the 50 Free
and Evan Carlo placed 10th in the 200 Back
and 50 Free.
Pleasanton Jr. Football
Pleasanton Junior Football League saw
the Broncos take the championship in the
The Broncos defeated the Raiders 27-6.
The Broncos scored within five minutes of
play thanks to quick footwork by Napoleon
Kaufman who cut his way through the Raid-
ers’ defense for a TD. Cory Barrios ran for
the extra point and a 7-0 lead. The defense
held off the Raiders through the rest of the
quarter with key tackles by Luke Spiller,
Jake Massie, Sam Tarasow and Nick Massie.
The Raiders pushed down the field early in
the second and ultimately scored, but the
Broncos D-line stopped the Raiders’ PAT.
The Raiders threatened to score again after
a Bronco fumble on the kickoff, but tackles
by Andrew Lambert and a sack by Alex
Lazzereschi shut them down.
What the Broncos needed was a break
out play and that’s exactly what Barrios
delivered. Blocks by Alex Narvani, Ashwin
Anand, Cameron Beck, Colby Gilbert, Craig
Gin, Jordan Reed and Saketh Gurram gave
Barrios a clear shot into the end zone. The
Raiders then blasted their way toward their
goal in the last minutes of the half. With just
3.3 seconds left, their hurry-up play to score
was stopped by Spiller and Barrios.
The defense kept the Raiders’ from
gaining much with their first possession due
to tackles by Alex Omo and Alex Crepeau.
Kaufman broke out with a 65 yard TD run
thanks to excellent blocking by Barrios.
Ronnie Jones’ pass to Kaufman got the PAT
for a 21-6 lead. Key stops by Frankie Banks,
Nick Massie and Deangelo Ty held off the
Raiders for the rest of the third. With 4:17 left
to play, the Raiders’ went for a long pass, but
Lambert deflected the ball. A tackle by Ryan
Jenkins-Wilburn and Jake Massie stopped
a breakaway run, and Ty and “Lazz” halted
a first down. In the final minutes, Jones’
launched a pass that landed perfectly in the
hands of Bergman for a 35 yard TD. Though
the PAT was stopped and the Raiders took
over, tackles by Omo and Spiller ended the
game with a 27-6 Bronco win.
The Sr. Division Redskins ended their
2009 season with a resounding 25-15 victory
over the Saints in the game for 3rd place.
The Redskins trailed 7-6 heading into the 4th
quarter but erupted for 3 touchdowns in 7
minute span en route to the win. The defense
was the key as they forced 3 turnovers, all
of which were turned into touchdowns. The
rally started when Isaiah Harris recovered
a fumble at the Saint 18 yard line. 2 plays
later quarterback Max Sanderson rolled out
and connected with Connor Caspersen on a
10 yard touchdown pass. On the ensuing
Saint possession Redskin linebacker Brian
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go, and a little over 2 minutes to work with,
started to mix it up on offense. A couple of
runs by Soltis and Dearborn, followed by
Wiggington completing 2 third down passes,
the Cards were able to get a couple of needed
first downs. The Cardinals were down to
only a couple of seconds left on the clock
when Soltis took a toss from Wiggington,
and getting good pass protection from Kyle
Constable and Chase Rochin, found an open
Paynter streaking across the deep middle for
a 45 yard touchdown with only 4 seconds
left on the clock, giving the Cardinals a 36
- 28 win. Also having a good game for the
Cards were corner backs Jacob Torres, Garren
Groeniger and safety Bailey Wirth. Receiver
Garret Torres played a great game on offense
by providing some key blocks to free the
running backs of the Cardinals.
Advanced Division Championship:
Dolphins 18, Ravens 0: The Dolphins played
the Ravens in the Championship game for
the Advanced division. The Dolphins beat
the Ravens with an 18-0 score. The Ravens
started out strong with a huge run by Kevin
Garcia but Tyler Gonzales had an incred-
ible tackle to stop his probable touchdown.
Brandon Untalan had another fantastic game
by scoring first for the Dolphins with an 86
yard touchdown run! The offense was on fire
with Untalan carrying the ball for another 11
and 4 yard run. Quarterback Jason Frost had
an 11 yard QB sneak and then he completed
a perfect pass to Bryce Disbrow for a 59
yard reception. Untalan capped off the 1st
half with another 14 yard run. The Dolphins
came out strong in the 2nd half with Frost
running for another 11 yards, and Untalan
rushing for 39 yards. The Dolphins scored Photo - Doug Jorgensen
again with Untalan scoring on a 6 yard run.
Scott Plantenga played phenomenal defense
Amador Valley High School defeated the Livermore Cowboys 34-7 in EBAL action last Friday.
this game by making 5 tackles this game and The start of the game was delayed to repair a leaning goal post. In the photo, Amador’s Codey
also an interception in the 2nd half where he
ran for 24 yards! This led to another Dolphin
Heidebrecht (51) leads the way for running back Dalton Turay (33). Next for Amador is a battle with
touchdown, this time with Disbrow running crosstown rival, Foothill Falcons. Livermore will take on Granada High in the season finale.
10 yards for the touchdown. The defense had
another fantastic game with many players
contributing. Will Mohler had a huge tackle
in the 2nd half along with great kicks during when mid-fielder Kayla Bautista won control header. Ashley Jenezon scored goal #3 when first-place victory in the Nor Cal Premier
this game. Ronnie Hahlbeck played great of the ball and passed back to fullback Patti she sent a rocket into the far post from 15 Bronze Girls Division with its 2-0 win on
defense with 2 tackles and a deflected pass. Norcross who sent a long shot from the right yards out! The final goal was scored on a PK Saturday against the Montclair Soccer Club
Tyler Huggins had another great defensive side that bounced in front of and over the when Charlee Garcia placed the ball low and (MSC) Clippers. The Pleasanton team,
game with 6 tackles, along with Jack Lutz, goalie into the goal. Fullback Claire Hickel hard just out of the keepers reach. Rage’s composed of first-time competitive play-
with 5 tackles. QB Frost switched to defense then followed with a nice defensive stop of forwards Erin O’Loughlin and Cassie Scrog- ers, ended its regular season undefeated
later in the game and contributed greatly with a CV breakaway to maintain the lead. Rage gins had great games by constantly pressuring after playing nine games. In the first half
Rage U11 Premier Goalie Juliet Allen was phenomenal against a tackle and an interception this game. Eric scored the 2nd goal when Kayla Bautista beat
a defender 1V1 on the right side and sent a
the Eclipse defense, while midfielders Olivia
Zhu, Megan Ash, Erin Schoendiesnt, Jillian
of Saturday’s home game, combinations
of Rage Grey forwards Lilly Fehrmann,
the Livermore Rampage in a 1-1 battle of the two teams. Meeks had his usual great game assisting in
many tackles and also contributing rushing shot that hit the cross bar, bouncing straight Beck, and Marissa Victor did a fantastic Holly Judson, Karin McCarty, Leila Shafi,
yards on the offense. James Pryor, Izaiah down, where forward Courtney Seams used job distributing the ball. The stout defense and Kaitlyn Sweeney, pressed hard, but
Casillas, and Daniel Pryor also played a her body to finish it off. This was Courtney’s of Lindsay Rigel, Molly Rowse, Stephanie came up scoreless. Rage Grey midfielders
great game for the Dolphins. The Dolphins 7th goal and Kayla’s 13th goal assist of the Little kept WCC’s offense at bay, while Delaney Soble and Sarah Mirr supported
ended the season undefeated. season. Castro Valley bounced back with a keeper Shannon Easley came up with some the offensive play by keeping the ball in
Senior Division Consolation: Jets 20, PK goal after a Rage fullback handball in the great saves for the win. Each player battle the Clippers’ half of the field. Goalkeeper
Saints 8: With the Saints hungry for a win, box. The game ended with CV attacking, but hard every game this season. Top Offensive Ellen Ebbers solidified her season record
the Jets would have to play hard. The Jets Goalie Nikki Costello blocked the shot and Players: Abigail Moore Haley Paxton Alexa of zero goals scored against her. Fired up
offensive go-to guys, Cole Partington and fullback Olivia Deutschman cleared it out to Espinosa Ashley Jenezon Charlee Garcia; from a half-time break pep talk by coaches
Jacob Shinnick were pumped up and ready seal the win. Top Offensive Players: Courtney Top Defensive Players: Olivia Zhu Marissa Dan Soble and Dave Judson, Rage Grey
to run. However, the Saints defense put up Seams, Patti Norcross, Kayla Bautista; Top Victor Jillian Beck Erin Schoendiesnt took the opening kick off. Addyson Mapes,
a fight, not allowing a first down. The Jets Defensive Players: Olivia Deutschman, Rage White U-12 team beat the Mustang Shafi and Ebbers dribbled and passed up the
“D” had plenty of pounding and pouncing Lindsay Curlett, Claire Hickel. Courage, 1-0. The goal came in the second field, taking a shot on goal that was blocked
to go around. Keith Tyser, Jason Silva, The Pleasanton Rage U19 division half of the game. Center-Mid Hanna Mallie by the Clippers’ keeper, only to come loose
Derek Lennier, Matthew Calcagno, Isaiah 3 team takes 1st in the league for the third put it in the net for the Rage. The Rage De- in the penalty box where Fehrmann tapped
Mendez, Sam Ogee and Corbin Cofer all consecutive season. It was an impressive fense, lead by Kennedy Truex, Megan Martin, it in for the game’s first goal. A few minutes
contributed to a great effort in delaying a season of outstanding accomplishments. and Lisa DeFeo played an awesome game later, Shafi wove in and out of the defense
Saints touchdown. Late in the first quarter, Undefeated in league with a record of 9 wins, not letting many balls touch goalie Bryanna to score the second goal. The Clippers were
the Saints get on the board and converted 0 losses and 1 tie, their season wrapped up Schriber's hand. The Rage passing game was determined not to let Rage Grey continue to
the extra points. In another series, the Jets with 6 shutout victories, 31 goals while only a symphony to see. Lead by Heather Jackson, press, but their shots never found their target
proved to be effective in getting through allowing 6 goals against. In addition to 1st Nicole Tsuno, Sadie Moore, Mildreth Gil, through strong defensive play by second-half
and around the Saints defense on the first in league the Rage U19 team also took 1st in and Maggie Kilday. Top Offensive Players: goalie McCarty, and defenders Eknoor Kaur,
two plays. On 3rd down, Cole Partington the Benicia Fall Classic in September where Christina Echavia, MacKenzie Bammer; Top Quincy Kumfert, Julianna Pereira, and Grace
got into the end zone. A penalty erased the they served up three more shutout victories. Defensive Players: Bella Villafuerte. Skinner. Pleasanton Grey finishes its season
score. Jacob Shinnick ran the ball for a 1st Top Offensive Players: Casey Curtis, Niki The Pleasanton Rage U16D3 Orange with seven wins, two ties and zero losses.
down, setting up the next big play. Cole Gotelli, Hailey Johnson, Ellie Kim, Chelsea team capped off a strong league season with The team heads to Sacramento on Nov. 14
next runs in for a touchdown. The Jets “D” Loewenstein, Celia Ochoa, Sara Quero, Ken- a hard-fought 3-1 victory over their fellow and 15 for State Cup.
comes in and shuts down the Saints as they dall Ready, Phoebe Santos, Alyse Terschuren, Rage U16D3 White on Sunday at Val Vista. Rage Division 4
turnover the ball on downs. The Jets offense Madelaine Weber; Top Defensive Players: The White got on the board first with Nayo Under-14: Vortex 2, Tornadoes 1: Cas-
would maintain possession the rest of the Emma Caswell, Nicole Estorga, Caylee Clinchard receiving a free kick at about 40 sidy Holmes stepped up right away to attempt
2nd quarter. Jacob Storti completed a 35 Heller, Nicole Skubic, Mariette Souppe, yards and beating the Orange defense for the a goal from right side. Alexa Hansen closed
yd pass to Jacob Shinnick. Then he ran the Susie Styles, Alex Villanueva. initial goal. Katey Cloonan answered 5 min- in again but the goalie stopped it quickly.
to the 10 yd line on a QBK. With 3 seconds Pleasanton Rage U12 Premier team utes later driving home a rebound. Although Handball gives Karah Paul a free kick that
left the half, Storti completed a touchdown played the Mustang Outlaws in an evenly much of the game was played on the White's she precisely slammed in past goalie to
pass to a leaping Jacob Shinnick. The Jets matched game that ended in a 1-0 loss due side of the field, White goalie Tara Shreve score the first goal. Juliet Logan and Sophie
went into halftime with a 4 point lead, Jets to a shot that richocheted off of a Pleasanton did an excellent job denying the Orange who Hudson battled for possession and sent the
12, Saints 8. The Jets offense blasted through player resulting in a goal for Danville. The took over 30 shots on goal including 17 in the ball to Cassidy for another attempt. Alex
as Cole Partington and Jacob Shinnick took game was nearly tied when Sophie Santos first half as the period came to a close with a Sanchez came in on defense and captures
turns on the run. Several 1st downs would made a shot on goal that just missed the upper 1-1 score. Strong defense by the Orange, led the to ball, allowing Maddie Gallagher and
get the Jets into good field position, but the part of the net. With the exception of the fluke by stalwarts Megan Smart, Madison Nethery, Isabelle Adams to move forward. Priyanka
Saints were able to stop Cole and force the
Jets to turnover the ball. The Jets “D” broke goal, keeper Sophia Brown was amazing in and Autumn Whitney limited the White of- Davar is able stop the ball from going out
down the Saints, steamrolling their runners her defense of the net. She was assisted by fense for the remainder of the game. With and passed it to Izzy who lobbed it to the
and finally putting an end to the hopes of the strong defense of Jasmine Dessouky, Eilis about 10 minutes remianing, midfielder Mary goalie. Pri outran the opposition again to
them scoring. The Jets took advantage of Hegarty and Hannah McGillivray as well as Gruen lofted a shot from a crowd 15 yards prevent future scoring by opposition. Maddie
their speed in Cole Partington as he got the the impressive play of Santos, Malissa Shadle out that just squeezed under the crossbar Jackson as goalie has some nice long kicks
ball and ran past the Saints for 90 yds into and Brookey Villanueva. for the winning goal. Cloonan scored her that allows Cassidy to center the ball and
the end zone. The Jets “D” start defending In their second game under the lights, second goal several minutes later using he r pass it to MoMo who floats it over to Alexa
their lead with a gang tackle on the Saints Pleasanton Rage's U12 Premier team beat speed to take a ball at the mid-line and split who pops it up and over the goal. A penalty
runner. There was no stopping them. Jason Lamorinda 1-0 based, in part, on strong the White defense before deftly finishing call earns Alexa a free kick that she is able
Silva, Derek Lennier, JR Wilkins, Clayton performances by Kayla Bowers, Sophie against an outstretched goalie. Top Offensive to slam in and score the second goal. Top
Bailey, Bryce Stovall and Matthew Calcagno Santos and Brookey Villanueva. The sole Players: Katey Cloonan, Mary Gruen, Arielle Offensive Players: Alexa Hansen, Cassidy
were stalwarts on defense. The Saints were goal was made by Christy Jensen, while shots Siegel; Top Defensive Players: Megan Smart, Holmes, Juliet Logan -Vortex; Top Defensive
not able to turn their final possession into on goal were made by Carley Robertson, Madison Nethery, Autumn Whitney. Players: Karah Paul, Priyanka Davar, Alex
points. Late in the 4th quarter, the last Jets Santos, Malissa Shadle and Villanueva. The Rage U16D3 Orange Division 3 defeated Sanchez -Vortex.
offensive drive brought a few new plays
and faces into the mix. Spencer Hickerson defensive line of Jasmine Dessouky, Eilis the Mustang Blast 2 to 0. A 2-goal explosion Under-12: Barracudas 6, Bears 1: Top
carried the ball first. In the final play of the Hegarty and Hannah McGillivray along by Delaney Holmes coupled with a smother- Offensive Players: Tasia Halim, Taylor Mc-
game, Storti sneaks the ball on a fake and with keeper Sophia Brown came up with ing defense led by several exceptional saves Cutchins, Kelly O'Neill - Barracudas; Top
Photo is of Pleasanton resident Tori Kruger doing a back dive. rushed for 30 yards. another shut-out. by goalie Carly Boehmer resulted in the Defensive Players: Hayden Harker, Ellen
Advanced Division Consolation: 49ers Rage U11 Premier: In a game hard U16D3 Orange clinching 2nd place in League Olsen, Savannah Miles - Baracudas
16, Raiders 0 fought to the bitter end the U11 Premier team with a 2-nil victory over the Mustang Blast at Under-9: The Polar Bears met the Pink
played their final league game against arch Val Vista. Holmes scored in the 17th minute Panthers in a late season match. The team
rivals the Livermore Rampage. The first half and again in the 55th, the latter goal setup played their positions better giving and taking
Edge Gymnastics the Rage went on goal several times, but it
was a beautiful corner assist from Sam Frost
by a strong cross from Jessie Hopson. That
effort may not have been enough except for
passes to advance the ball. The players are
focused on controlling and advancing the
At the NorCAL Zone 6 Championships,
in the Senior Division, Sarah Fletcher placed and a great kick in by Jo Salinas that put the the strong play of co-captain Carly Boehmer ball toward the goal. Top Offensive Players:
first in the All-Around and second on the Rage out in front. The defense of Ariana who made one save with a lunge to deflect a Vinix, Elsie C., Alaysia S. - Polar Bears; Top
Beamin Level 4. Hannah Binder placed first Nino, Amy Schoendienst, Haley Okumura penalty kick, then another when she repelled Defensive Players: Antonia S., Alicia V.,
on the Vault. The team placed fifth. and Lorna Roberts was tested more than a point-blank kick by attacking the shot. Sarah W. - Polar Bears.
In the Older Division, Emily Reed placed once as Livermore tried their hardest to go She also made an over-the-shoulder grab Under-8: Top Offensive Players:
fourth on the Floor. on goal themselves, however thanks to goalie and a kick-save in the second half. Sarah Audrey Alavi, Megan Felix, Lily Manos
In the Middle Division, Samantha Foon Juliet Allen who performed save after save, Machado, Sydney Okumura, and Mary Gruen - Martians; Top Defensive Players: Zoe
placed third on the Vault. Gabriela Rego and who played one of her best games of the made strong contributions on defense, while Moreenroth, Megan Guerra, Peyton Raun
placed first on the Vault. On the Bars, Isabella season the Rampage were kept scoreless. The midfielders Arielle Siegel, Kiley Zieker, and - Martians.
Romano placed third and Brooke Saunders second half was another great battle for the Haley Boehmer helped the Orange dictate Under-6: The Daffodils met the Drama
placed fourth. ball; the standout player was Tiara Lewis play for much of the match. Danielle Homan Queens for a rousing early morning match.
In the Younger Division, Samantha who seemed to be everywhere just at the kept the pressure on with several near-misses At this late stage of the season all the girls
Fredrickson placed second All-Around right time. T saved a very close “almost made from her forward position. Kara Matsune, are showing tremendous development in their
and Vault. it in” Livermore goal and then went down sidelined by her AC L injury from a previ- skills. The players are able to drive the ball
Level 5 and 6 teams competed in the field in the opposite direction just missing ous game, made a key contribution as chief full length of the field under control and are
2009 Zone 6 Championships in Livermore. her own scoring opportunity. Unfortunately cheerleader. Top Offensive Players: Delaney showing the ability to pass to teammates. Top
The level 5 team finished 2nd, while the level due to a Rage penalty Livermore was able Holmes, Danielle Homan, Jessie Hopson; Offensive Players: Arianna H., Emma H.,
6 team was 3rd. with only minutes left on the clock to kick Top Defensive Players: Carly Boehmer, Mariah A. - Daffodils; Natalie O'Sullivan,
Level 5: Younger: Jennifer Daws , 3rd the ball in to even up the score, the game Mary Gruen, Sarah Machado. Mariah Gragg, Kennedy Williams – Dancers;
all-around 35.775, 2nd beam 9.2, 2nd tie ended 1-1. The Rage U11 Premier team has Rage Black U-9 wrapped up the regular Top Defensive Players: Isabella G., Julia S.,
floor 9.15; Hannah Skepner, 1st bars 9.425, shown a lot of heart and determination all season with their best team effort of the Paige M. - Daffodils; Miwa Hirai, Helena
The gymnasts of West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy competed 2nd vault 9.0; Stephanie Lowe, 4th tie floor season ending with a 6-1-1 record. year. A spirited defense was led by Regan Luck, Shaeyln Buress – Dancers;
9.125; Skylar Relova, 4th tie floor 9.125. The Rage U-12 White Team Division Mah, Katy Murphy, Emily Esparza, Emma
in the Zone 6 Championships held in Livermore this past weekend. The 1 tied the Brentwood Impact, 1 to 1. It was Tsztoo, Emma Monson and Mollie KcKay.
level 6 team captured first place, capping off an undefeated season
Middle: Serena Chan, 1st floor 9.5, 4th vault
8.8, 5th beam 9.1; Isabella Baldacci, 3rd vault a hard fought game by the rage that became The Rage offensive attack was brought Pleasanton Ballistic
decided two minutes before the wistle to end on by Emily Ferrey, Madison Hildebrand, The Pleasanton Ballistic United Soccer
where they won 1st place in 5 out of 5 meets. This continues their 8.825; Brianna L deree, 4th bars 9.3. Older:
the game. The Rage out played the Impact Cierra Lofthouse-wolf, Abby Smith and Club (BUSC) U19 Select captured the Al
Rhianne Khweled, 3rd all-around 36.625,
winning streak from last year where they won 1st in 6 out of 6 meets as 1st floor 9.425, 2nd tie vault 8.9, 4th bars the whole game. The lone score from the Maryann Spears. It was a real back and Caffodio League Title. The Pleasanton men
Rage came in the second half of the game forth contest. played an exciting final league match against
level 5 gymnasts. Carly Israel had the highest score of the entire meet 9.025, 4th beam 9.275; Danielle Mullins,
as Heather Jackson made a beautiful cross Pleasanton Rage Grey U9 clinched its Jack London Rockridge Sting Saturday with
fifth all-around 36.15, 3rd bar 9.05, 4th vault
with 37.675, followed by Lauren Kobayashi-36.250, Anna Siebel-35.850 8.875, 4th floor 9.225. Older: Julia Morgin, from the middle to MacKenzie Bammer and
she nailed it in. Two minutes to go in the
and Loren Couture-35.525. Jaala Downes, a level 5 gymnast, also won 1st all-around 36.975, 1st bars9.325, 2nd
game the Impact recieved an indirect kick
floor 9.375, 3rd beam9.275, 3rd vault 9.0;
1st place all around with a score of 36.425, followed by Megan Quinton Natalie Mauch, 5th all-around 35.65, 2nd Bryanna Schriber deflected it and an Impact
player got her foot on it and scored. Top
with a 34.775. The level 4 team also completed and won 2nd place vault 9.15, 5th beam 9.025; Claire Koupal,
Offensive Players: Hanna Mallie, Christina
3rd bars 9.25, 4th beam 9.2; Lydia Henders
against strong competition. Alexandra Kim, captured 1st place with a , 4th bars 9.175 Echavia, Nicole Tsuno, Maggie Kilday; Top
Defensive Players: Bella Villafuerte, Lisa
score of 37.025, followed by Alicia Powers-36.950, Shayne Estill-36.675, Level 6: Younger: Sydney Wu, 2nd
DeFeo, Megan Martin.
all-around 36.7, 1st vault 9.35, 1st tie floor
Chasia Wong-36.625, Sara Ling-36.175, Sabrina Kheirolomoom-35.875, 9.4, 3rd bars 9.05; Rebecca Okmin, 5th The Pleasanton Rage U16AC took 1st
Natalie Boyle-35.775, Adrienne Kwee-35.500, Abigail McKeag-35.10 and all-around 35.775, 3rd floor 9.375. Older: place in league when they finished the season
Audrey Mesick, 1st tie bars 9.325; Carrie with a decisive 4-1 win over the WCC FC
Rebecca Silva-34.075. The level 4 team has also had a remarkable year, Stouffer, 4th tie floor 9.0 Eclipse. The Eclipse got on the board first,
winning 1st place in the previous 5 meets. All the gymnasts qualified but Rage answered back when Abigail Moore
drilled one through the keepers hands off a
to compete in the Northern California State Championships later this Pleasanton Rage nice through ball delivered by Haley Paxton.
month. The team is coached by Charlene Chen, Joshua Ruby, Ashley Pleasanton U14 Rage Orange beat The go ahead goal was scored when Alexa
Castro Valley Saturday 2-1. Rage scored first Espinosa finished a corner kick with a diving
Spooner, and Lynsi Teixeira.
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1st place overall at stake. The game was the ball down the field. Seconds before the Hannah Gooby, Kylie Diaz and Madyson Eduardo Chavarria, Jose Andreas Chavarria, Cougars 6, Lightning Girls 0: Offense: Samiron Bora, Kevin Burklin, Gregory
played at Spunkmeyer field in Oakland. The end of the game, Daniel Wu scored his first Souza all played well. Livermore had a nice Erick Salgado (Livermore); Defense: Adam Sophia Schrodi, Nitzia Gonzalez, Amelia Short (Jaguars); Defense: Nathan Hanscom,
pitch is notorious for its uneven surface mak- goal of the season. On defense, Matthew scoring chance in the 23rd minute when Elise Hollar, Drake Foote, Ivan Padilla, Robbie Sobrepena (Cougars); Katherine Gomez, Grant Dufek & Noah Britto (Fireballs);
ing it difficult to control a soccer ball. In the Hong was steadfast in clearing the ball away Falgout passed a ball to Jenna Hatch on the Quezada (Livermore) Katie Dabney (Lightning); Defense: Sierra Derek Eijansantos, Oscar Prado, Cameron
first half both teams fought each other and the from the goal time after time. Top Offensive wing who drove to the goal and fired a shot U12B: The Elite Hurricanes of Liver- Leyva, Sierra Bolar, Julia Cable (Cougars); Stephenson (Jaguars)
field conditions with both sides combining to Players: Charlie Jetter, Daniel Wu, Gabe just over the net. Foothill countered with more for taking second-place at the Sonoma Luci Romero, Marissa Carpenter (Light- U8 Girls: Dolphins vs Red Hots: Of-
create several dangerous scoring opportuni- Payne; Top Defensive Players: Matthew a few attacks before halftime but the Fury Halloween Classic Tournament. There were ning); Goals/Assists: Nitzia Gonzalez (4G), fense: Valeria Gonzalez, Carlie Spruiell,
ties. The Sting had several excellent shots Hong, Tyler Chen defense held. Seconds into the half, Amber 12 teams trying to get to the championship Savannah Stevenson (G), Amelia Sobrepena Emma Hyde (Dolphins); Joanne Flores,
that were turned away by goal keeper Niko Flash vs. Flames: A great show of team Lennier drilled a long shot well beyond the game and the Hurricanes made it by playing (A), Chelsea Warner (G) (Cougars) Isabella LaRosa, Natalie Gonzalez (Hots);
Lecco, including one save that required a work with excellent passing skills was ex- box into the top half of the goal for a 1-0 with a high-level of teamwork in each game Shockwaves 1, Soccer Rockers 1: This Defense: Kayleigh Garcia, Hailey Lopez,
full extension dive to keep the ball out of hibited by the Flames. Goals were scored by lead. Foothill moved the ball into the Fury they played. Every one of the Hurricanes was a highly competitive, close game ending Charlotte Schrodi (Dolphins); Jordan Briggs,
the far post. With 5 minutes left in the first Carlos Caruso and Trevor Cheng. All of the zone but Livermore held as Morgan Brandt contributed and played with great intensity. in a tie. Both teams controlled the ball very Caitlin Miller, Lexi Borgna (Hots)
half Ballistic United had their best scoring boys played an exceptionally good game. defended well. Midway through the half, They won the first game 2-1 with Trevor Ross well, passing and playing positions. They U7 Girls: Bubblegum Girls vs Soccer
opportunity of the game. Lecco targeted a Stallioins vs. Stealth: Top Offensive Souza's shot off the goalie forced a corner scoring the first goal and then Scott Newby blocked many attempts by the opposing team Rockers: Offense: Corrina Bartallo, Katie
65 yard punt right to the head of Josh Cho. Players: Luke Castro, Jonathon Goforth; and her ensuing corner kick was directed in bending one in on a corner kick for the game to score. Offense: Allison Murphy, Sierra Darling (Bubblegum); Kendall Sutton,
Cho flicked the ball into the Sting box for Top Defensive Players: Dylan Easton, by Amber Lennier for 2-0. The Fury kept up winner. The second game was also a 2-1 win Deane, Jenna Camargo (Shockwaves); Laura Kylie Neubauer (Rockers); Defense: Jenna
Johnny Ramirez. The midfielder narrowly Austin Nicolas the pressure with shots from Elyse Codiroli with Newby getting a goal on a penalty kick George, Anyssa Perez (Rockers); Defense: Lawerance (Bubblegum); Sarah Robinson
missed the one on one opportunity against Under-8: Colts vs. Cheetahs: Top and Rebekah Johnson. A bad hop resulted then putting another one in the net from thirty Clelia Opipari, Dominique Aciego-Ramirez, (Rockers)
the Sting goal keeper. Offensive Players: Nate McGinty, Kaleb in a late goal for the Sparks but Livermore yards out. They won the third game 1-0 when Hailey Cooper (Shockwaves); Mariam Kick'n Caterpillars vs Super-Girls:
In the second half Jason Scott nearly gave Real, Evan Thomas; Top Defensive Play- prevailed 2-1. Tayler Lennier played another Garret Vest blasted a shot that bounced off an Brown, Sierra Miller (Rockers); Goals/As- Offense: Faith Rogers, Cailin Thompson
Ballistic the lead but his short range shot ers: Yezzen Alrawi,Adam Carper, Michael strong game in goal for the Fury. Against opposing player and went in. The Hurricanes sists: Jenna Camargo (G), Britney Ortiz (A) (Caterpillars); Caitlyn Foster, Isabella Andras
was cleared off the goal line by a Rockridge McMasters the Mustang Revolution, Livermore played defense is always the key to their success and (Shockwaves); Tyler Lee (G), Marissa Franks (Super-Girls); Defense: Morgan Kuempel,
defender. In the 75th minute with the score Minutemen vs. Meteors: This battle an outstanding game against a strong oppo- this tournament was no different. Defensive (A) (Rockers) Arianna Salcedo (Caterpillars); Kelsey
still tied 0-0 a Sting player was able to pen- of two undefeated teams was an excellent nent. Jenna Hatch worked hard to force two captain Kevin Gillmore played injured, but U9 Girls: Spirit 4, Dominators 0: Of- Hoopes, Danielle Castro (Super-Girls)
etrate the right side of the field and then sent match-up. Powerful defenses and impressive corners in the first half and Alison Pierson still did an awesome job in every game. Brian fense: Olivia Powers, Noelle Rizzo, Sierra Lucky Ladybugs vs Blue Moons:
a dangerous cross along the ground into the ball-handling made for a great show and a pressured the Revolution defense from the Martinez shut down the other side of the field Solorio (Spirit); Rachel Brock, Mackenzie Offense: Sarah Parker, Bella Murphy (La-
Ballistic 6 yard box. The ball bounced over very tight game. The Minutemen opened left wing. Mustang moved the ball downfield with his great speed. The level of intensity Lemieux, Citlally Soto (Dominators); De- dybugs); Delaney Cummins, Chloe Daoust
a clearing attempt by a Pleasanton defender the scoring with two straight goals by Max with short passes but the backline defense by Harrison Goold and Brandon Brocklesby fense: Emmerson Coberg, Elise Finnegan, (Moons): Defense: Cassandra Matchett,
and was finished by a Sting player. Ballistic Buscheck and Leopold Borghese, but the of Ryley Landreth, Amanda Fairclough and really intimidated the other teams and was Aislinn McElderry (Spirit); Cassidy Madelyn Schaffer (Ladybugs); Riley Johan-
tried to rally over the next 15 minutes but Meteors came back with a goal of their own, Sarah Franklin stepped up to keep the ball a key factor in every game. Hayden Olsen, Herberth, Itzel Acosta, Madelynn Valone son, Julia Passannante (Moons)
when the referee’s whistle blew the score and at halftime it was a close 2 - 1 game. out of the middle box and force the play Zabrisky Roland, and Connor Mcgee were (Dominators) U5 Girls: Lucky Ladybugs vs Rain-
was 1-0 in favor of the Sting. Then the Minutemen appeared to create an wide. Led by the hustle of Beth McCall, the outstanding at covering the entire field and U14 Boys: The Bolts 1, Jaguars 0: Of- bow Princesses: Offense: Harris Baxter,
Fury disrupted the Revolution just enough to fense: Hannah Stepanek, Casey Schindler, Tori Murphy, Samara Banker, Laura Myer
Thanks to an Oakland Tepa win earlier insurmountable lead with 2 goals in the 3rd frustrating the opposition. The consistent (Ladybugs); Elle Bowman, Makenzie Ra-
in the day, a 3 way tie was created with Tepa, quarter by Joey Battilega and Max Buscheck deny any quality scoring chances. However, play and great passing by Luis Ceja-Mar- Molly Morrisroe (Bolts); Bianca Aceves, vera, Jori Wilkendorf, Serena Woodward
Ballistic and the Sting all having 22 points - especially with the awesome defense be- with only a few minutes remaining, Mustang tinez, Archie LaBine, Connor Lovoi, and Jamie Ditmore, Jamie Gellerman (Jaguars); (Princesses): Defense: Maddie Flasck,
and identical league records. With overall ing played by Timmy Gallagher and Cole finally broke through on a quick run into the Dominic Mingione contributed to each of Defense: Emily Eijansantos, Sarah Guilford, Karla Martinez, Symantha Traytwein, Ciarra
goal differential being the next tie breaker Bartolo. Add to that some outstanding goal- box and a well-placed ball into the top of the the Hurricane's wins. Max Wiggington's Madison Miller (Bolts); Sara Novell, Avery Arlter, Emily Wheeler(Ladybugs); Jordon
Ballistic earns its second consecutive U19 keeping by Patrick Gallagher, Ben Schwartz goal. Despite the 1-0 loss, Livermore played (GK) fantastic work was critical to the team Harker, Erika Ditmore (Jaguars); Goals/As- Meier, Sierra Black, Meera Memula, Kira
League Championship. The U19 Select finish and Joey Battilega and you might think the excellently the entire match. getting to the championship. sists: Kirsten Mork (G) (Bolts) Demello (Princesses)
the season with 7 wins, 1 tie, 2 losses while game was in the bag. But the Meteors came The Livermore FC Elite Rampage U9 Livermore Youth Soccer League Blazers 4, Del Fuego 1: A rough game, U8 Boys: Scorpions vs Ghost Riders: Of-
scoring 30 goals and allowing a league low roaring back with 2 straight goals in the 4th Girls lived up to their name again as they Rec-Plus with the Blazers taking the lead early on fense: Austin Weinshelbaum, Nathan Jones,
6 goals against. quarter, and after a tense few minutes the shut-out Union City Alliance, 10-0. After a U12 Girls: Livermore Boom 1, San and maintaining it despite fierce play by Jared Rittenmeyer, Jack Bosso (Scorpions);
The BUSC U16 Select went into their Minutemen were able to hold them off to slow start, Rampage stepped it up and began Ramon Black Pearls 0: An exciting game, Del Fuego. Blazer goal keepers, Jacob Carlos Ventura, Cameron Winter, Eddie
season finale against the Mustang Scorpions finish the game. Special honors for excellent to play a strong passing game. Center Mid. with both teams eager to close out the Rec- Ryan and Brandon Olson were in top form, Topeke (Riders); Defense: Mateo Moncado,
with the league standings already set. In passing go to Ben Schwartz, who fed 2 assists Madison Hood got the scoring started with a Plus season with a win. Livermore Boom's giving up only 1 goal to guide the Blazers Garrett Hamer, Brayden Nunes, Cyrus
a game that showed the pride of the #1-2 to the Minutemen goal-scorers. Top Offen- blast from 20 yards out. Then, forward Aly amazing goal keepers, Briana Estevez and to a 4-1 victory over Del Fuego. This put Palmer (Scorpions); Noah Zika, Ricadino
Silva took the ball down the right side and the Blazers in 1st place for the LYSL Boys' Alvarez, Kevin Vega (Riders)
teams in the league, the final was a spirited sive Players: Ben Schwartz; Max Buscheck; Mila Steinberg, fended off everything the Fireballs vs Autobots: Offense: Zack
1-1 tie.Having played each other earlier in Leopold Borghese; Top Defensive Players: shot to the corner for goal #2. Next, Gigi San Ramon Black Pearls sent their way. Under 14 House division, sending them to Kramer, Alejandro Mendes, Paul Chirica
the season, there were no surprises in the Timmy Gallagher; Patrick Gallagher Cole worked the ball down the field and The Black Pearls goalkeepers in turn man- the Crossroads Tournament later in Novem- (Fireballs); Riley Hargraves, Matthew
rematch. Joe Lee and Randy Copeman, Under-9: Tyrants vs. Thrasher: Thrasher centered it to soccer-sister Ashley Cole for aged to keep Boom scoreless for the first- ber. Offense: Mauricio Diaz-Perez, Carlos Hagan, Kevin Collity, Michael Gauch,
the "Ministers of Defense", shut down the came out strong in the first half and scored goal #3. In the second half, Kate Hottinger half, but in the second-half, a goal scored Gaspar-Sanchez, Jose Gutierrez-Salaiza, Anthony Guerra, Carson Mohler (Auto-
dangerous Scorpion striker. GK Lukas goals in the 5th and 14th minute. The Tyrants had a beautiful cross to Gigi Cole for her by Delaney Foote put Boom on top for a Matthew Wells (Blazers); Luis Orozco, Saul bots); Defense: Tyler Moran, Brian Peeso
Moses did have to come out hard to force a goal keeper Eustyn Trinh played great goal first goal of the game. Gigi would go on to 1-0 victory to wrap up an action-packed Lopez, Francisco Reyes (Fuego); Defense: (Fireballs); Cole Niermeyer, Ben Morrisroe,
shot wide in the 6th minute on a Scorpion keeping skills with 2 excellent saves as the score 2 more, earning herself a hat-trick for season. Offense: Hannah Carlson, Brianna Noah White, Vincent Rizzo, Anish Prabhu, Jeffrey Fairbanks (Autobots)
2 v 1. But in general, the Select defense, Thrasher's offense continued to push forward. the match. Next up was Alexa Clatt, scoring Schultis, Olivia Schormann, Shannon Kai Zachary Burnett (Blazers); Austin Gibbs, Clone Troopers vs Spiked Lizards:
supported by Yashar Benham, Abe Barreras, Tyrants midfield, Maxwell Stubbs, Brandon on a pass from Madison Hood. Kamy Farro (Livermore); Brittany Lovett, Carly Hale, Matthew Marty, Dustin Wright (Fuego); Offense: Ryan Jurik, Chrisopher Rochez,
and Frank Morley, aggressively attacked Doyle Maximilian Maratsos pushed the play got in on the action, placing a ball above Shanel Kar (San Ramon); Defense: Missy Goals/Assists: Mauricio Diaz-Perez (2G), Griffin Lawrence (Troopers); Ethan James,
the Scorpion offense and moved up into the in the opposite direction and referee Grace the keepers head and scoring another for Nunes, Cameo Schubert, Katie Schloming, Carlos Gaspar-Sanchez (A), Jose Gutierrez- Kriegan Nelson, Jacob Peterson (Lizards);
attack themselves for strong attempts on Ouyang awarded a penalty for a foul in the the Rampage. Then Maggie Rae McPeek Cassidy Kovisto (Livermore); Paulina Ruiz, Salaiza (G), Devin Berghoff (G) (Blazers); Defense: Ivan Ceballos-Amador, Shahmir
goal. Some slick ball work created a nice 6 yard box. Striker Joao Pais, opened up the centered the ball perfectly across the goal Veronica Van Avermaete, Hailey Arzaga (San Francisco Reyes (G) (Fuego) Lodhi, Max Weasner (Troopers); Zachary
for Kailee Haskins, who blasted the ball U12 Boys: Dynamite 8, Fireballs 2: Hollinghaus, Brent Young, saul Buendia
attempt by Brandon Cohen driving the weak scoring for the Tyrants in the 23rd minute Ramon); Goals/Assists: Delaney Foote (G) (Lizards)
side, but his try was just wide, and the half when he took the penalty kick sweeping the into the corner net. Then Kate Hottinger (Livermore) Offense: Rodrigo Diaz, Julian Guerrero, Flying King Cobras vs Sonics: Of-
ended scoreless. ball into the corner of the goal. The first half solidly sent the ball from the right side to U10 Boys: Livermore Flying Tigers 2, Gino Stoneham (Dynamite); Jorge Garcia, fense: Philip Weaver, Ryan Lortie, Connor
The Select began to assume dominance continued with Tyrants defense, Mihir Wel- the left corner of the goal for the final score Danville Devils 2: The Livermore Flying Isaac Orozco, Spenser Kramm (Fireballs); Campbell (Cobras); Justin Pestana, Trent
on time of possession and moved the ball well ing, Jonathan Ouyang and Vishal Cherukuri of the game. Tigers and the Danville Devils battled to a 2-2 Defense: Jesus Espinoza, Austin Weller, Wil- Crisp, Quinn Ayres (Sonics); Defense: Jake
against the Scorpions backs. However, in holding Thrashers offense as Maxwell Stubbs On Sunday, Rampage faced Newark in tie in an exciting game with the teams playing liam Bretz (Dynamite); Taylor Williamson, Johnston, Ryan Wenzel, Joey Katen (Cobras);
the 50th minute, a cross-up in the backfield took a shot at goal 30 yards out and hit the top the last game of league play. After a closely- each other for the third time this season. The Omar Maklaf, Justin Pettis (Fireballs) Evan Sire, Sean Pasqual, Rylan Matheson,
allowed #5 a through ball and he slotted it by left corner in the 25th minute, equalizing the played game of possession with Rampage Flying Tigers were on the board first with a Internationals 4, Fireballs 3: Offense: Jacob Garner (Sonics)
Moses for the 1-0 lead. The Select did not score before Referee Grace Ouyang called dominating play but unable to capitalize on Kadny Fabian shot into the net from a Caleb Joshua Frazier, Arnold Avila, David Zamora U6 Boys: Ghostriders vs Lightning: Of-
panic and ratcheted up their attack. Jared half time. The second half opened up with scoring opportunities, the team pressured Hardesty pass. The Devils continued to take (Internationsl); Isaac Orozco, Nick Brown, fense: Alec Phillips, Jackson Nystrom, Jared
Shofi juked his mark to get off a strong left- Shawn Keswani taking an offense position the ball. Aly Silva centered the ball and shots but failed, with the score at the half Spenser Kramm (Fireballs); Defense: Ryan McQuilliam, Jack Martin (Ghostriders); Matt
footer on net to energize the Select. They supported by Euann Owens, and Eustyn Gigi Cole knocked it in, putting Rampage 1-0. The second half the Devils were more Bishop, Kolin Krewinkel, Nick Bedders Thompson, Nick Yamamoto, Reef Sweeney
knocked the ball around and their pressure Trinh. Rohit Jaganathan supported the left ahead. The team held the lead and captured successful with their shots with a Blaine (Internationsl); Justin Pettis, Luis Angel (Lightning); Defense: Feoden Soriano,
finally created the equalizer. Jake Lorentz back defense with Brandon Doyle in goal and the win, securing their position as the second Nelsen goal, immediately followed up by a Ortiz, Jason Wong (Fireballs); Goals/As- Graedon Beeler, James Foley, Brody Price
place team in league. With this win, the sists: Joshua Frazier (G), Arnold Avila (G), (Ghostriders); London Bishop, Aidan Baker,
sent a turf-cutter down the left sideline to Mihir Weling in right back position. Tyrants Jack Dooley goal, with Jack taking the most Chris Baker (Lightning)
Hunter Meurrens. He left his mark with a offense played strong with 3 attempts at goal team also accomplished another milestone: shots of either team. The Flying Tigers came Joshua Frazier (G), Joshua Frazier (G) Redhawks vs Pirates: Offense: Hunter
quick fake and sent a strong, hard cross into hitting the cross bar and just wide of the led by defenders Kamy Farro, Alexa Clatt, from behind with Kadny Fabian launching (Internationsl); Isaac Orozco (G, A), Jorge Houghton, Brandon York, Angel Garcia
the box. Cohen finished with authority in goal. Thrasher came back with a goal in the Hayli Edwards, Kate Hottinger, and Alyssa the ball into the net, ending the game in a Avila (A), Nick Brown (2G), Spenser Kramm (Redhawks); Kieran Campbell, Ryan Han-
the 62nd minute for the 1-1 tie. The Select 36th minute but the Tyrants continued to put Silva, and goal-keeper Courtney Hayes, the 2-2 tie. Offense: Kadny Fabian, Dylan Keller, (A) (Fireballs) sen, Hayden Williams (Pirates); Defense:
continued to press for the go-ahead goal. Thrashers defense under pressure with some Rampage team has stopped their opponents Harry Rose (Livermore); Blaine Nelson, Dynamites 6, Earthquakes 0: Offense: Jasen Rudolff, Diego Iniguez, Braden Fuller
Miguel Nino played a chip over the defense superb passing of the ball and formation play. from scoring in their last 3 consecutive Jack Dooley, Joshua Prieto (Danville); De- Gabe Anderson, Gino Stoneham, Julian (Redhawks); Andrew Hoffmann, Connor
to Cam Baker, but the Scorpion GK came out A very close match. matches and have allowed only 2 goals past fense: Caleb Hardesty, Zachary Macintire, Guerrero (Dynamites); Nathan Tabaracci, Waklee, Stephen Geyer (Pirates)
to stuff the try. Eric Brooks sent a couple Under-12: Ravens 3, Rockets 2: A them in their entire league season. Coben Turk (Livermore); Noah Thomas, Seth Kuhn, Ryan Hipple (Earthquakes); U5 Boys: Dragons vs Tiger Sharks:
of strong corners into the attack, but the Late season Battle Between The Ravens & Livermore Elite Rampage and Pleas- Justin Gray, Thomas Kolander (Danville); Defense: Jesus Espinoza, Noah Marcel, Offense: Luca Montalvo, Eduardo Ange-
Scorpions held and the final was 1-1. Rockets Began with Both Sides Hanging anton Rage bottled to a 1-1 tie. Both teams Goals/Assists: Kadny Fabian (2G), Caleb Anthony Schultz (Dynamites); John Estrada, les, Aidon Buenrostro (Dragons); Hunter
The Select finished first in the U16 Tough until Mattew" Myungsub Struck A displayed strong defense. Rage put the first Hardesty (A) (Livermore); Blaine Nelsen Ricardo Acosta, Shashwat Verma (Earth- Barbero, Michael Johansson, Tyler Jame
bracket at 9-0-1 (16-3-3 overall) heading laser shot from 20 yds out to go up 1-0 at goal in the net for the early lead. Rampage (G), Jack Dooley (G) (Danville) quakes); Goals/Assists: Julian Guerrero Stiles (Sharks); Defense: Ozzy Cervantez,
into the high school season. the half The second half began with a Nice put the pressure on and made drive after drive Danville Galaxy 2 Livermore Flying (3G), Rodrigo Diaz (2G), Santos Flores Ethan Poe, Joseph Schweig (Dragons);
Ballistic United U-16s travelled to angle Goal from Joe Schafer. That was on the Rage defense. With two minutes left Tigers 0: The Danville Galaxy shut out the (G), Josh Ison (G), William Bretz (A) Ryan Esling, Maxwell Serpan, Maxwell
Union City on Saturday knowing that a win soon followed as the Rockets Stuck Home Rampage evened up the score off a direct Livermore Flying Tigers in the final game (Dynamites) Flasck (Sharks)
against Alliance Tecos would guarantee them a PK. Then off a corner kick, Blake Phillps kick just outside the box when Hunter Vice of the season. The Flying Tigers had hoped Fireballs 5, Earthquakes 2: Offense:
the league title in their first year back in the drilled one home. Still the Rockets fought punched a long ball up in the air and over the to score on an indirect shot by Zachary Ma- Isaac Orozco, Omar Maklaf, Jorge Alvarez
gold division. In all fairness, Tecos, the team back to score a late goal But Zack Hartley & keepers head to the back corner of the net. An cintire but it was called back by the referee. (Fireballs); Trevor Tobin, Jarod Heise, Gar- CYO Basketball
standing in their way looked like a shadow Ahad Raue played hard to ice the game.Top unbelievable shot!! Rampage couldn't have The Flying Tigers tried to gain their point ret Cordisco (Earthquakes); Defense: Taylor St. Michael/St. Charles (SM/SC) (814)
of their former selves when the two teams Offensive Players: Matthew "The Monster" done it without the excellent Goal Keeping back with 5 more shots on goal but none in Williamson, Jason Wong, Justin Pettis (Fire- defeated St. Isidore (817) 35-32 in CYO
met earlier in the season. Ballistic prevailed Myungsub,Blake"Blazzer" Phillips, Joe from Jessica Mahabali, Ashley Morton and the net. The Galaxy responded with 2 goals balls); Seth Kuhn, John Estrada, Churchill basketball action. Using a pressure defense,
on that occasion by a score of 6-0, However, "Big Game'Schafer; Top Defensive Players: Alyssa Oki. by Liam Woerner and Andy Glover to finish Myers (Earthquakes); Goals/Assists: Spenser SM/SC jumped to an early 12-3 lead and
Ballistic knew that any slip-up on their part, Zack "Stonewall" Hartley.Bailey"The Wall" Livermore Crush U10 defeated San the first half 2-0. The second-half had both Kramm (G), Nick Brown (A), Isaac Orozco was cruising by six at halftime. St. Isidore
might open the door for their closest rivals McMullen, Ahad"The Spider"Raue Ramon Athletica, 3 to 1. The first goal in teams taking many shots on goals, but all (G, A), Jorge Alvarez (G, A), Omar Maklaf did not give up and battled back to take the
Bay Oaks to snatch the title away from them Rebels 1, Rapids 6: The Rebels threw this match up came off of a direct kick for failing to catch the net, making the final (2G) (Fireballs); Nathan Tabaracci (G), lead 25-24 in the fourth quarter. Sparked by
at the last moment. The game began brightly, down the gauntlet against the Rapids from Crush in the Athletica penalty area. Meghan score 2-0 with a Galaxy victory. Offense: Garret Cordisco (A), Ricardo Acosta (G) Matt Adiao, SM/SC then went on a 8-0 run
and the first ten minutes of play was fairly the get-go, streaking down the right sideline Giamona took the kick with a beautiful shot Liam Woerner, Andy Glover, Nick Cox (Dan- (Earthquakes) to regain the advantage and put the game
even, despite the fact that Tecos were only with the opening kick, passing across the just over the goalies head into the left corner ville); Gabriel Parrish, Austin Price, McLain Dynamite 4, Eagles 3: This game was a away. Adiao paced the victors with 15 points
able to field ten men. It did not take Ballistic mouth of the goal, making a short back-pass net. Next, Kira Karter made a beautiful pass Minton (Livermore); Defense: TJ Peck, Tate tale of two halves. The Dynamite dominated and Grant Perry contributed 5 points and 7
long to create the first opening however. Jason and then squirting a goal into the net in the across the goal to Samantha Dukes who Peterson (Danville); Matthew Reddick, Noah the first-half, scoring four unanswered goals. rebounds. Greg Plantenga had 5 points and
Chow fed Colin Hartland inside the penalty opening seconds. But that initial salvo served headed the ball into goal. A goal was scored Van Atta, Ethan Vincent, Cameron Priest In the second-half, the Eagles got hot and tal- 2 assists, Justin McKee 6 points and Calvin
area and he smacked it past the keeper for to slap the Rapids awake, and they rolled to by Rachel from San Ramon. Following that, (Livermore); Goals/Assists: Liam Woerner lied three goals, while the Dynamite couldn't Rasbold 3 assists. Jeffrey Warner played
the first score of the game. Ballistic went a 6-1 victory behind heavy offensive and in Athletica territory, Isabella Barbero with (G), Andy Glover (G) (Danville) find the net. It was a hard-fought match, and effective defense, neutralizing St. Isidore's
further ahead only three minutes later when defensive pressure that put the Rebels on a beautiful pass to Samantha D.; Sam with U9 Girls: Livermore Cobras 6, Liver- a fitting way to end the regular season for big men.
Suhau Kuo managed to get on the end of a their heels. The Rapids allowed only four a one-touch pass across the goal to Meghan more SWAT 0: The Livermore Cobras started both teams. Offense: Anthony Schultz, Noah • • •
pass across the face of the goal and fired it shots on goal as midfielders Brandon Larson, G. who was in position to tap the ball in past off strong with Sienna Gibbs and Tara Collier Marcel, Austin Weller (Dynamite); Edgar Al- In 7th grade CYO basketball, SM/SC
home. Ballistic continued their domination Ben Foos, David Koidal and fullbacks Amit the defenders. Top players: Offense-Meghan both scoring two goals each in the first-half. varez, Julio Acevedo, Dilan Milan (Eagles); CYO #711 fell to St Joan of Arc’s #712
of play for the next fifteen minutes and were Nagdev, Zach Sonnenschein and Michael Giamona, Isabella Barbero; Defense-Mad- The second-half continued strong with Jenna Defense: Gino Stoneham, Brandon Replogle, 19 to 14 in a hard fought battle Sunday.
rewarded when Suhau Kuo turned provider Schwanhausser clamped down and steered elyn Krueger Tidwell scoring from an assist from Siena Jesus Espinoza (Dynamite); Eli Monreal, Devin Darden led SMSC with 5 points and
rolling the ball to Seth Niermeyer, whose shot the Rapids back onto offense. It took the Dublin Magic defeated Livermore Crush, Gibbs. Tara Collier scored for goal number Jordan Palino, Jonathan Forward (Eagles); 4 steals and Matthew Wells chipped in 4
was deflected over the goalkeeper's head into Rapids 28 minutes to even the score, but when 2 to 1: This game was decisive as to who two. Siena Gibbs then scored another goal Goals/Assists: Santos Flores (2G), Rodrigo more points. David Thomas and Brandon
the net for the third goal. Tecos kept battling they did it opened the floodgates. The equal- would control first place. Crush came in for a Hat-Trick. The defense was strong Diaz (G, 2A), Noah Marcel (G) (Dynamite); Cory led SMSC rebounding with 10 and 7
away, but they found themselves down by izer came when left forward Damian Johnson with zero losses. Magic came into the game led by Abby Fraser and Audrey Cordisco. Edgar Alvarez (3G) (Eagles) rebounds respectively.
four just before half-time. Suhau Kuo found nimbly knifed between two defenders, then with 1 loss, to the Crush. The match up was Offense: Siena Gibbs, Tara Collier, Jenna U9 Boys: Trail Blazers 4, Fireball • • •
plenty of time in the Tecos box to turn and chipped a pass to unguarded Tyler Kline at very physical with great effort by both teams, Tidwell (Cobras); Defense: Abby Fraser, 3: Offense: Nathan Frazier, Alex Frazier, The 7th grade girls SM/SC "NUTZ"
sweep home a low shot for his second goal the mouth of the goal. A minute later, Kline and much heart shown by the Crush. Isabella Kelsi Green, Jordan Kennedy, Carly Estevev, Ty Bothwell-Mitilitsky (Blazers); Nathan had a great first game against St. Isidore.
of the match. wove down the middle, then flipped the ball Barbero scored first for the Crush with a Audrey Cordisco (Cobras); Goals/Assists: Hanscom, Michael Nowaczyk, Evan Capurro Struggling in the first half, and down 15-4
The second half had the feel of a scrim- to the right flank, where Jeffrey Deguchi lit perfectly placed pass across the goal to Kira Siena Gibbs (3G, A), Tara Collier (2G), (Fireballs); Defense: Joe Campos, Jack Rosa, at the break, the NUTZ came back with an
mage game with Ballistic comfortably ahead the fuse on a cannon shot into the upper left Karter, who was in position to make a strong Jenna Tidwell (G) (Cobras) Alex Pierce (Blazers); Jacob Nixon, Jesse incredible 12-0 run in the 3rd quarter. Tying
and Tecos rapidly losing interest in the game corner of the net. Moments later, Kline fired shot amidst many Magic defenders. Minutes Livermore Cobras 0, SR Kixie Chicks 0: Patrone, Nicolas Goterro (Fireballs) the score at 19, both teams came out strong
as a true contest. Ballistic took the oppor- a shot off the iron and then alertly slammed into the second half, Magic answered with a The Cobras played an excellent game to tie Fireballs 2, Jaguars 1: The Fireballs fired in the 4th with St. Isidore sinking the last
tunity to substitute liberally as both sides home the rebound. The Rapids opened the goal to tie it up. A very physical battle ensued the first-place team and keep them scoreless. 2 goals in the first five-minutes and held the two baskets. Point guard, Sarah Partridge,
went through the motions. Colin Hartland second half with three quick goals that put for the remainder of the second half, with both Offense: Katie Hinds, Jamie Freitas, Sydney score until the end of the first-half when the led the team with 16 attempts, 8 steals, 4
netted a fifth goal for Ballistic after nice away the game. Larson corralled a corner defenses allowing very few shots on either Duncan (Cobras); Defense: Kristen Heise, Jaguars sunk a goal bringing the score to rebounds and 5 points. Jessica Elfin, center,
diagonal pass from Nandor Krause. Krause kick that had caromed outside the box, then goal. With a few minutes left in the game, Kaylie Lawson, Audrey Cordisco (Cobras) Fireballs 2 and Jaguars 1. Both teams played pulled down 10 rebounds, put up 9 attempts,
also assisted on the final goal chipping nicely uncorked a skipping shot that angled into Magic made their way into Crush territory Livermore Youth Soccer League tough defense in the second-half blocking had 6 steals and 3 points. Power forward,
to Duke Driggs, who slid the ball home for the left corner. Minutes later, Johnson split for the winning goal. Top players: Offense- House all goal attempts. Offense: Austin Gnecco, Kirah Van Trease, added another 9 rebounds,
the final tally of the game. The biggest cheer the Rebels defensive line with a pass from Samantha Dukes, Kira Karter, Defense-Tori U14 Girls: Mighty Monkeys 3, Rage 1: Izaac Guerrero, Evan Capurro (Fireballs); 9 attempts, 2 steals and 2 points. Natalie
of the game came when Ballistic goalkeeper midfield that Kline chased down for a point- Borgna, goalie: Claire Abele Offense: Carolina Soto, Michelle Saunders, Palomo also had 9 attempts, 6 rebounds,
Michael Viebeck was afforded some play- blank breakaway. Kline capped his four-goal, Berkeley Mavericks defeated Livermore Kristin Paulazzo (Monkeys); Leah Becker,
ing time on the forward line and responded one-assist domination of the center by tap- Crush 5 to 2: In the final league match up, Kali Adams, Jessica Kendro (Rage); Defense:
by cracking a shot against the upright of ping in an assist from Sonnenschein. Crush challenged Berkeley Mavericks in Cassidy Herro,Tara Stoneham, Carla Perez
the Tecos goal just before the final whistle. Revolution 4, Renegades 3: Renegades Berkeley. Great fields, great officiates. Crush (Monkeys); Breonna Burrell, Tessa Clark,
Ballistic emerged winners by a score of came out strong in the first half scoring 3 struck first, with Isabella Barbero making a Samantha Desilva (Rage); Goals/Assists:
6-0 and celebrated their first gold division goals. Great play by all the Renegades, but great pass in front of the goal to a waiting Carolina Soto (G), Michelle Saunders (G),
championship after the game. especially Nick Barnett and Angelo Abel- Meghan Giamona for a goal. Mavericks Kristin Paulazzo (G) (Monkeys); Kali Adams
Pleasanton BUSC U12 Premier: It lar. Top Offensive Players: Nick Barnett, answered near the end of the half to tie (G) (Rage)
was a beautiful night for soccer at Shorty Angelo Abellar, Viral Shukla, Kevin Lee; up the first half. Following multiple back The Bolts 5, Storm 0: Offense: Mor-
Garcia Park in Union City, as the visiting Top Defensive Players: Noah Gushurst, and forth rebounds at the Mavericks goal, gan Correia, Hannah Stepanek, Madeline
Ballistic U12 Premier battled the Diablos to Devin Kettell, Keody Baxter Andrea Sommer with an assist, got the ball Schmitz (Bolts); Skyler Kriz, Cirin Cassa-
a 2-2 tie. Union City scored first, but their to Isabella B. for left foot shot and goal. rino, Mary Ellam (Storm); Defense: Dorothy
lead did not last long as Carsen Paynter fed Mavericks answered with a goal against Richards, Alicia Craft, Lauren Miller (Bolts);
a perfect ball to Tylor Silva who scored with Livermore Youth Soccer Crush. At the kick off following the goal, Maria Murrillio, Rebekkah Najera, Ogai
a patient slow rolling toe poke. Ballistic took Livermore Elite Soccer Hi-Comp Samantha Dukes dribbled up past multiple Zemarialai (Storm); Goals/Assists: Madison
the lead shortly thereafter as Tylor Silva U18B, Div. 1: Livermore Elite Arsenal Maverick defenders, taking the ball up solo Miller (G), Hannah Stepanek (2G), Jessica
played a brilliant ball up to Nathan Esparza 3, Penninsula Crush 0: Livermore Arsenal for a fast goal. Next, Sam D. with a shot Irwin (G, A), Kirsten Mork (G) (Bolts)
who took the ball wide, then scored on a far hosted the Pennisula at home last weekend on goal, pulled goalie out when the goalie Storm 1, Rage 1: The game started off a
post beauty. In spite of a couple of fantastic and came away with a 3-0 win. Arsenal rebounded the shot; Andrea S. was there for little slow, but once the teams were warmed
saves by keeper Omeed Ziari, and outstand- controlled most of the game with a swarming the follow up shot, which was blocked by a up it was on. Team Storm scored their first
ing defensive pressure by Chudi Atuegbu offense from start to finish. The first score was Mavericks defender, to Kira Karter, in place goal during the latter part of the first-half.
and Mitchell Wilson, the Diablos scored the a nice pass from Melissa Lamb to Sydney for another follow up shot and goal in the Team Rage followed shortly after with their
equalizer in the second half. Galetti who bumped the ball in the net with right corner. The final goal came with Sam first goal. The game got intense during the
BUSC U13 Div III Select team finished her body. Scoring second on a PK was Julia D. making the assist pass to Claire Anderson, second-half ending with a tie. 1 to 1. Awe-
the regular season with a win over their sister Bartolo who was patient with her kick to who was in perfect position for a left footed some defense played by both teams. Offense:
team, BUSC Advanced, 2 – 0 on Saturday. It gently roll it past the anxious keeper. Scor- shot and goal. This win secured second place Skylar Kriz, Mary Ellam, Gissek Manzano
was a match of ball control for the Select team ing on a well placed ball by Jenna Lillie was for the Crush in their division. Top players: (Storm); Isabella Johnstone, Leah Becker,
with an opening possession of 13 consecutive Shannon Sanassarian who beat the keeper for Offense-Claire Anderson, Andrea Sommer; Kali Adams (Rage); Defense: Rebekkah
touches as they moved the ball up the pitch. the games third score of the afternoon. Dani- Defense-Madison McCallister Najera, Haley Hamza, Michelle Pacheco
That theme would continue with a total of elle Wilcox, Amanda Bonetti, and Romina U14B, Division-3: Livermore Elite (Storm); Tessa Clark, Yesenia Sanchez,
12 “consecutive passing sets” of 7 touches Oveida played a solid defensive game. Kelly Thunder 4, Dublin Storm 1: Livermore Elite Savanna Dixon (Rage); Goals/Assists: Gissel
or more the remainder of the match. The Calton (GK) posted her fourth shut-out. Thunder defeated Dublin Storm 4-1 in the Manzano (G) (Storm); Isabella Johnstone
Select team dominated time of possession and Offense: Nikki Wente, Nicole Emerson and final league game to secure 3rd place in the (G) (Rage)
outshot the Advanced team 25 to 6, scoring Cheyenne Kisthardt (Livermore); Defense: league standings. In the first-half, Erick U10 Girls: Shockwaves 4, E-Goals 0:
2 goals in the first half of play, at the 25th Danielle Dixon Amanda Bonetti and Romina Salgado scored on a rebound. Coming out Offense: Emme Poe, Jenna Jorgenson, Sierra
and 31st minutes. Pierre Marie and Lucas Oviedo (Livermore); Goals/Assists: Melissa of half-time with a 1-1 tie, Thunder fought Dean (Shockwaves); Sarah Passannante,
Warzyniak were credited for the goals with Lamb (A), Sydney Goletti (G), Julia Bartolo hard and took the lead when Jose Eduardo Riley Shepard, Molly Wharton (E-Goals);
Mathew Teng and Sam Hanson providing (PK), Jenna Lillie (A), Shannon Sanassarian Chavarria scored a goal off an assist from Defense: Brooke Powell, Morgan Laughlin,
the assists. The offense continues to be a (G) (Livermore) Drake Foote. The final 2 goals of the game Maya Pillon (Shockwaves); Laila Elmashini,
balanced attack with nine different players The Livermore Elite Fury Girls U14 were scored by Jose Andreas Chavarria, Isabella Vitale, Taylor Lachman (E-Goals);
taking shots on goal (Andrew Griehsham- completed the preliminary round of play the first off a rebound and the final goal off Goals/Assists: Emme Poe (G), Britney Ortiz
mer, Joshua Cole, Lucas Warzyniak, Mason in Norcal State Cup. Against the Foothill an assist by Ricky Sanchez. Adam Hollar (G, A), Jenna Camargo (G), Maya Pillon (G,
Picone, Mathew Teng, Pierre Marie, Reed Sparks, the Fury forced the action early as played well on defense and Grant Petrie had A), Jenna Jorgenson (A), Clelia Opipari (A)
Marques, Sam Hanson and Tomas Rozsa). a good game on the outside. Offense: Jose (Shockwaves)
The midfield and defensive players (Chris
Goldhawk, Dylan Tuell, Roberto Beard,Ryan
Vicencio, prevented the Advanced team from
launching any serious attacks in the first half
as they didn’t allow a goal (or any shots on
goal). The Advanced team broke through
in the second half and executed 6 shots on
goal. Brian Kinnee anchored the Select
defense in the Keeper position and rejected
each of the Advanced shots, maintaining
Ballistic United Soccer Club Division
4 -Recreational Publicity
Under-7: Fighters vs. Fireballs: The
Fireballs displayed great teamwork by fo-
cusing on passing to their teammates in the
Saturday game against the Fighters. Charley
Jetter led the Fireballs scoring with four goals.
During the 2nd half, Gabe Payne, Daniel
Wu and Tyler Mahoney were continually
putting pressure on the Fighters and moving
The Independent, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 - PAGE 9
Mature Drivers Focus of Education and Enforcement
3 steals and led her team with 7 points. available. Signups at the regular fee continue
The Livermore Police Depart- In 2008, in Livermore there ing to view traffic. Emergency Technicians, Family
Natalie Assemi and Katie Johnston rounded on Nov 14, and 21. For more info call Beau
out a superb defensive effort with 6 steals at 925-443-1500 or check out www.valley- ment will be focusing educa- were approximately 127 colli- Age-related physical changes Members, Peace Officers, and
and 6 rebounds. rollerhockey.net tion and enforcement efforts on sions involving mature drivers. and musculoskeletal diseases Driver License Renewal Ap-
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Catholic Community of Pleasanton mature drivers for the month of Of those collisions, nearly 70 (such as arthritis) may affect plication.
(CCOP) #51 5th grade boys team opened Baseball Camp November as part of an on-going percent of the collisions were the ability to drive safely and The #1 restriction for senior
their season versus a strong St. Isidore #52 4th Annual Tri-Valley Baseball Camp
team and came up on the losing end. Lead- will be held Sun., Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It traffic safety program. Mature caused by the mature driver for comfortably. drivers is vision related and usu-
ing the team with 9 rebounds was Joshua is open to girls and boys ages 5 to 13. The cost drivers are drivers over the age various vehicle code violations. In the interest of public safety, ally requires the driver to wear
Ott. Sam Cukar put in 7 points and Will is $50 per child and half off after the second
Leininger added 6 rebounds and 2 points in sibling. Please contact springtrainingcamp@ of 70 years. Twenty seven of these collisions the Department of Motor Ve- glasses or corrective contact
their losing effort. comcast.net for information. Nationwide, mature driv- involved injuries. hicles (DMV) requires all driv- lenses. Other common restric-
• • • Driving is an activity requir- ers at the age of 70 and older to tions include, but are not limited
SM/SC 5th grade girls (#5011) defeated. ers represent approximately 13
St. Isidore (#5009), 11 to 2. Alexandra Baseball Tryouts percent of the driving public. ing complex and cognitive skills physically go to their local DMV to: No freeway driving; Driving
Lonsinger led the scoring for SM/SC with NorCal Grizzlies Baseball will be hold- such as memory, visual process- office when it’s time to renew a vehicle with an additional
5 points and 8 rebounds. Taylor Peterson, ing team tryouts for the 2010 winter/spring Those numbers are expected to
Mila Steinberg and Mallory Jones finished season for boys in age groups 10U, 11U, 12U, increase and it is anticipated that ing, attention, and the ability to their drivers’ licenses. They are right side mirror; Driving from
off the scoring for SM/SC with 2 points each. 13U, and 14U. Tryouts are 10 a.m. to noon analyze driving-related situations required to take both a written sunrise to sunset (no nighttime
Samantha Dukes, Jamie Zogaric, Maggie on Sun., Nov. 15 and Nov. 22 at the indoor
by the year 2030, mature drivers
Sneed, Madison Jackson and JJ Gibson training faiclity, 1306 Stealth St., Livermore. will represent approximately 25 to make appropriate decisions. and eye test. driving); Time of day restriction
shutdown St. Isidore offense; allowing only team practices begin in December with percent of the driving public. Medical conditions and medi- California DMV also has a re- (for example, not during rush
2 points and creating many turnovers. Both tournaments from February through July.
teams played very strong defense down low Information, 922-5050, tomg@norcalgriz- In 2007, nearly 200,000 mature cations common to seniors can examination process for persons hour traffic); Using adequate
refusing to allow any easy baskets. zlies.org. or www.norcalgrizzlies.org. drivers were injured in traffic greatly affect these abilities. who are diagnosed with recent support to ensure proper driving
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Team 410 vs. Team 409: Top Offensive collisions nationwide. It should Muscle strength, endurance, physical or mental condition, or position; Area restriction; Wear-
Players 410: Garret Barker, Zellie Silberman, PGSL Registration also be noted that 79 percent of flexibility, and muscle reaction a poor driving record. Re-exami- ing bioptic telescopic lens when
Vassilis Dimitropoulos; Top Defensive play- 2010 Registration is now open for all
ers, Noah Rakestraw, Joshua Esteva, Anthony divisions in the Pleasanton Phantom Girls fatal traffic collisions involving to stimuli are all necessary for nations are generated from many driving/restricted to driving from
Francis Contarciego. Top Offensice Players Softball League. All girls living in Pleasanton mature drivers occurred during operating a vehicle and for turn- sources including, Physicians, sunrise to sunset.
409: Joseph Murphy, Andrew Mesner, Cory , Dublin and Sunol are eligible to play PGSL
Hickerson; Top Defensive Players: Devin softball. Two ways to register: 1) Online the day time.
Cominick, Cole Meyers, Will Hansen. at www.pleasantonsoftball.org; 2) Mail-
• • • in: PGSL, P.O. Box 911 , Pleasanton , CA
CYO 321 top players: Connor Livings-
94566 (download a registration form from
ton, Trevor Brown, and Derek Eijansantos; the website). Late registration fee applies
319: Justin Rasmwssen, Darren O'Neil and after December 1, 2009. For more informa-
Jaylin Shepard tion or questions, contact Christine Tanis at
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The SM/SC CYO 3rd grade boys Eagles
vs Warriors 6- 21. Jonathan Mulrooney,
Nicholas Melendez and Logan Finch each Bah Humbug! 5k Run/Walk steps, offering a downtown rink for Pleasanton residents, $16 fee includes exclusive use of the at a premium. In addition to park-
scored for the Eagles against Caleb Hardesty The City of San Ramon Parks & Com- to entice visitors to skate, shop nonresidents; child Pleasanton ice surface and skate rental for ing located throughout the down-
and Nick La Rosas tireless defense. The munity Services Department will host the and eat at local businesses.
Warrior proved to be tough competitors with resident $12, nonresident $14; up to 25 participants, additional town area, the Alameda County
annual Bah Humbug! 5k Run/Walk. This
Roberto Iacomini and Malini Tia playing 3.1 mile course is a certified, flat, paved Skaters will receive a ‘Skat- senior $10; adult group rate of guests can be added at a price of Fairgrounds parking lot at the
strong offense to Robert Sandoval and Alex route beginning at 2694 Bishop Drive in the er’s Special’ coupon in which 10 or more $13 per person; child $10 per person over 25. corner of West Angela Street and
Clarke equally strong defense. Bishop Ranch Business Park.
This week the Eagles took on St Joan of Race is open to all ages with medals
they can receive gifts or dis- group rate of 10 or more $10 per For more information about Pleasanton Avenue will be avail-
Arcs Scorpion 2-17. Wyatt Moseley scored given to the top 3 finishers in 18 different counts from more than 50 down- person. promotional events, please email able for overflow parking during
the Eagles sole basket assisted by Brent
Cisterman and Tamur Asur opposite Brett
age groups for those 5 and over. Costume town Pleasanton merchants and All skaters must have email@example.com. the holiday season.
awards will also be given for Most Grinch-
Shapiro and Cameron Cryer on defense. Like, Best Holiday Spirit, and Best Group businesses through the holiday a signed waiver on file prior Parking at and around the
Casey Cox and Manaav played determined
offense for the Scorpios to Adian Ackerman Theme, as well as complimentary holiday season. As an added treat, free to skating. Please visit http:// Devcon Holiday Ice Rink will be
ornaments for all participants. horse-drawn carriage rides will
and Michael Gauch relentless defense.
Race day registration begins at 7:30am devconholidayicerink.com/
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SM/SC 3rd Grade Lady Warriors played and the race starts at 9am. Registration forms transport visitors to and from Waiver-HolidayWinterRinkIce
a tough and vicotrious game against St. Joan's and online registration can be accessed from the Devcon Holiday Ice rink 09-10.pdf to download the waiv-
3rd Grade girls. Great Scoring by Tina Asemi our website: www.SanRamon.ca.gov or by
(8), Jessica Keane (2), and Skylar Vinson (2). calling 925.973.3200. and Main Street during one-way er. Print and fill out this waiver
Also excellent defense played by Lauren trips from the Museum on Main and bring it with you to hand to (continued from page one)
Wirth, Jane Abele, Anneliese Widmann, and
Street and a drop-off point near the cashier.
Bridgette Meyer. Both teams played hard New York Marathon the rink. Weathers said the Nov. 19
and worked together. Livermore resident Chad Crittenden The ice rink (subject to weath- increased demand. Thanks to the
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SMSC 3rd grade boys (#332) played
completed the New York City Marathon run The free rides are scheduled er conditions) will be open week- community, we are still here. We fund-raising event will be a “lot
November 1. He finished with a time of four
SMSC #335 in week 2 of league play Sunday,
hours and 35 minutes, close to a goal he had on Friday and Saturday evenings days noon to 10 p.m., Saturdays did not have to cutback on any of of fun.” There will be live music
11/8/09. SMSC #335 played a strong game
but fell short to the Lakers who were led by set for himself. through December 12. For more 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays our programs.” performed by Roger Kardinal.
point guard Jayden Hurskin’s game high 16 Crittenden is an amputee and a former information, please contact the 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Weathers said there is a grow- Appetizers will be available.
points. Alejandro Cabassa and Ryan Heise contestant on Survivor. He used a "running
each scored a bucket for the Lakers who had foot," a specialized prosthetic foot made Pleasanton Downtown Associa- Class lessons are available ing need for box lunches sent The raffle will offer some fun
20 points in the contest. SMSC #335 staged for running. tion at (925) 484-2199. both on a once a week basis and home with students on the week- prizes. One package is a bottle
an impressive fourth quarter comeback led in In addition to the marathon, Crittenden
scoring by Ryan Mitchell with 4 points and also completed two triathlons and took Randy Hahn, the voice of the a daily basis for a week. School end. “In many cases parents have of Madden Ranch Cabernet Sau-
Ian Partridge with 4 points. Bradley Mitchell second place in a mountain bike competi- San Jose Sharks, will emcee the field trips can be scheduled lost their jobs. They live below vignon and a Raider football au-
also scored. Final score: SMSC # 332 20 tion in July at the Extremity Games held in
points / SMSC #335 10 points. Grand Opening Events. Joining daily Monday through Friday the poverty line. Sometimes tographed by John Madden. The
• • • He says his goal in competing is to him will be ‘Sharky,’ the mas- from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the lunches are the only meal 49er football is signed by Ronnie
It was an exciting game for the SM/SC
CYO 2BN6 Leopards versus the 2BN5 boys
inspire others with disabilities not to let the cot of the San Jose Sharks. The a special rate of $9 per student they will have on the weekend,” Lott and Keena Turner.
disabilities hold them back.
basketball team. For the Leopards, a strong program is as follows: 6:30 p.m. (includes skate rental). Weathers pointed out. Former Raider Art Thoms
rebounding effort was led by Colby Sherer,
Max Jones, and Kyle Stow. Jacob Bryant Grand Opening; 6:40 p.m. Gold- Tuesday Nite Cheap Skate In addition, more people will be on hand selling sports
and Ben Wiesner led the team with steals. Bowling News en State Synchronized Skating offers a reduced fee of $10 per are showing up for a hot meal. memorabilia.
Enzo DeSantis, Charlie Latkowski, Brandon Stacy Stephenson, in the Early Years
Pillon and Dylan Cole contributed on the Reno Getaways, rolled 162 over series Teams; 7:00 p.m. speeches and person including skate rental Weathers recalled being un- There will be lots of wine-
defensive side while Robert Mullineaux average with games of 213-279-180 at the presentations; 7:15 p.m. ribbon Corporate party rentals are nerved when someone she used tasting. Michelle Bucket, of
provided a strong all around performance. Granada Bowl in Livermore.
For 2BN5, Luke Moylan and Mateo Moncada Carol Werand in the Getaway Fours
cutting; 7:30 p.m. first public available to those who want to to work with came into the Michelle’s Jewelry Box, will be
played outstanding offense while Brandon league was 81 over average with a 228 session. add a little ‘ice’ to their holiday kitchen. selling her custom jewelry.
Martin and Dylan Silva provided strong
defense. Both teams played with hustle and
game and Louretta Agness 60 over with a Ice skating admission is good party this year with a skating ”These are middle class Linda McKeever, Executive
226 game. Mary Roberts bowled 151 over
determination. series average for a 655 including games for a two hour session and skate extravaganza people who are losing jobs. Director of Open Heart Kitchen,
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The 1st/2nd grade Livermore CYO game of 238 & 247. Denise Grimsley rolled104 rental is included in admis- Private rink rentals are also Their unemployment benefits will be on hand to accept your
over average with a 267 game, Mike Balhorn sion fees. Cost is $14 for adult
between the Jedis and the Warriors proved
turned in a 246, Jolie Bourque a 209, Mike available for $400 per hour. The have run out. Some have become tax deductible donations. Checks,
to be tough battle. Both teams played a fast
and exciting game. Josiah Knight was the Silva 257, Bob Suhr 244, John Easley 257, skating pass age 12 and over homeless. We now see families, cash and credit cards will be ac-
Jedi's player of the game. Thomas Kello and Jackie Thompson 235 and Clint McFaddin something we didn’t see before,” cepted. For more information call
Bryce Hall scored for the Jedis, and Ryan a 228 game. Also in the same league Steve
Anderson and Anthony Guerra played a Maciorski rolled 129 over series with games she stated. 925 580-6793.
strong game on both ends of the court. The of 235-246-221 in the set. In the 4 Seasons
Warriors had several skilled players. Conner Modified Guys & Dolls league, Mark Mc-
Murphy, Noah Vengley, and Aiden Lewis led Creary bowled a 277 game, Dave Erwin a
the scoring while Ryan Wenzel, Henry Kath, 256. Jason Barrett rolled a 246 game, Gene
and Chad Madrid had excellent defensive Maloney 235, Graham Scott 242, Matt Olsen with his father Christian and his
games for the Warriors.
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235, Jake Hobbs 202, Pat Ansuini 204 and Michael John Mondot Sr. brother Elwood. He loved music
Matt Pickens a 217 game. Joe Monastiero
The Sharks played a tough St. Joan of Arc turned in a 749 series with a high game of Michael John Mondot Sr. died and played in bands all his life
team but battled to a 14-8 loss. Great defense Oct. 19, 2009 in Kingsport, Ten-
from Brianna Wheelock and Jacqueline 279. Dan Stuber shot 124 over with games including performances at the
Arnold completely stopped the opponents of 223-222-201 and Ray Salas 237-269-279 nessee following lung surgery. Danish Lodges in Livermore and
scoring in the second half. Two baskets for a 785 series.
scored by Haley Thompson, one from Bri- Senior Bowler Dale Irving in the Monday Born June 6, 1940, he was raised Modesto.
anna Wheelock and one from Amber Thomas Primetimers rolled 61 over average with a 183 in Danville, graduating from San Carl served in the National
showed the team never gave up. game. Paul Guerrero in the Sirs & Sirettes
• • • league bowled a 268 game (85 over average), Ramon Valley HS in 1958. Guard from 1937 – 1941, and
SM/SC 1st/2nd grade boys teams 2BN10 Gary Rodrigue a 246, Alma Taasevigen 235, He is survived by his wife Sue the Army 1941 – 1946. He was
vs. 2BN9 played a great game. Outstanding Charlie Henderson and Jim Harvey each a Mondot and children: Summer
offense players for team 2BN10 were Samuel 221 game and Larry Preszler a 215,
awarded the Bronze Star Medal
Bush, Jason DeSantis, and Ethan Yabes. Out- Youth bowler Zach Savoy bowled a 704 Mondeau, Michael Mondot Jr for combat service in WWII.
standing Offensive players for team 2BN9 and Stephen Mondot. He lived
were Cameron Stevenson, Landon Ratrino,
series with games of 246-212-246. Carl was a Civil Engineer for
and JJ Knight. These teams are doing a great many years in Livermore. the Department of Defense. He
job of passing, getting rebounds, and taking
their team to the net. Gymfinity Gymnastics worked at the Naval Air Missile
The Level 4 and 5 gymnasts from
Gymfinity Gymnastics competed on Sat- Franz Hinek Test Center, Pt. Mugu, California
Lacrosse Registration urday, October 24, at the Pumpkin Caper Franz Hinek, 48, died peace- 1948 – 1979 which included
Girls lacrosse Spring 2010 registration hosted by Performance Athletics in San Luis fully at home on Nov. 3, 2009. long-term projects on the island
is now open. It is open to girls in grades 2 Obispo, CA. Highlights for the Gymfinity
to 8. Registration is now through the end of girls include a 1st place All-Around finish He was born Dec. 20, 1960. of Kwajalein in the Marshall
November 2009 at www.pleasantongirlsla- for Emily Rakestraw in the Level 4 Younger He was the beloved son of Islands, and on Kauai in the Ha-
category where she also placed 1st on bars and
crosse.com. Questions? Richard Murphy at
beam. In the Level 5 Younger age division, Bernice and Frank Hinek, brother waiian Islands. He was awarded
firstname.lastname@example.org. Spring season
runs from February to May 2010.
Paige Chew stood at the top of the podium of Bronco (Kathleen), John (Bar- Civil Service Meritorious Award
for bars which helped her secure 1st place in
the All-Around competition. Priscilla Cruz bara), Annamary (Mark) Howard for 36 years of Military/Civil
LGSA Tryouts took home the the All-Around gold for the
Level 5 Middle age group. For the Level 5
and Elizabeth. He was a graduate Service by DOD.
Spring 2010 recreation season tryouts Younger set, Megan Hebert took the top spot of Moreau High School, class of Carl’s hobbies throughout his
will be held on Saturday, December 5 for
all registered 10U and Middle School girls.
on the beam and floor exercise, and finished ’79. Franz was an avid fan of life were fishing, duck hunting,
2nd place in the All-Around. To top it all
Tryouts will be held at Joe Michell School, off, Gymfinity's Level 5 team won 1st place horseracing and football. woodworking and gardening.
1001 Elaine Avenue, Livermore. For more in the team competition. He is survived by his wife,
information and to download the registration Level 4: Younger - VAULT: Emily
A funeral Mass was celebrated
form, visit www.livermoregirlssoftball.org, Rakestraw, 8.80 (2nd). BARS: Rakestraw, Tuesday, November 10, at St. Jeanne, sister Viola, three chil-
email registration@livermoregirlssoftball. 8.85 (1st). BEAM: Rakestraw, 8.65 (1st). Augustine’s Catholic Church dren and four grandchildren.
org or call 925-556-5259. FLOOR: Rakestraw, 8.25 (6th). ALL-
AROUND: Rakestraw, 34.550 (1st). Middle in Pleasanton. Interment was A Memorial Service will
- VAULT: Payton Young, 8.425 (6th). BARS: at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery be held Sat., Nov 14 at 1 p.m.
Little League Registration Young, 8.65 (3). BEAM: Young, 8.00 (6th).
FLOOR: Young 8.35 (4th). ALL-AROUND: in Hayward. In lieu of flow- at Callaghan Mortuary, Liver-
2010 Little League Registration for
Livermore leagues will take place on Young, 33.425 (4th). Older - VAULT: Katie ers please consider Cancer Re- more.
Haegele, 8.65 (8th). BARS: Haegele, 8.60
Saturday, November 14 at the Livermore (4th). BEAM: 7.90 (6th). FLOOR: Hae- search.
High School Student Union from 10:00 gele, 8.05 (7th). ALL-AROUND: Haegele,
am - 2:00 pm. 33.20 (6th).
Arrangements by Graham-
Registration is open to players age 5 to Level 5: Younger - VAULT: Paige Chew, Hitch Mortuary.
18 years. Players must turn 5 yrs' by April 8.075 (4th); Kaylee Brist, 7.95 (6th); Megan
30, 2010. Livermore National, Livermore Hebert, 7.75 (8th); Sierra Norvell, 7.60
American and Granada Little League will all (9th). BARS: Chew, 9.225 (1st); Hebert, Carl Emil Svanberg
be present at these registration dates. Please 8.40 (3rd); Norvell, 8.075 (5th); Brist, 7.20
bring with you at the time of registration a (10th). BEAM: Hebert 9.15 (1st); Chew, 8.55 Carl Emil Svanberg died Oc-
birth certificate and proof of residency. For (4th); Brist, 8.375 (5th); Norvell, 7.80(9th). tober 31, 2009 at the age of 90.
more information or to download a registra- FLOOR: Hebert, 8.50 (1st); Chew, 8.225
(7th); Norvell, 8.10 (8th); Brist: 7.95 (10th). He was born in Livermore on
tion form, visit your league's website or call
your league. ALL-AROUND: Chew, 34.075 (1st); Hebert. April 27, 1919 and raised there.
33.80(2nd); Norvell, 31.575(8th); Brist,
Livermore National - eteamz.com/lnll 31.475 (9th). Middle - VAULT: Priscilla He was the first Eagle Scout
925-443-5655, Livermore American -
eteamz.com/lall 925-447-5255, Granada LL
Cruz, 8.375 (4th). BARS: Cruz, 8.70 (3rd). in Livermore and became Scout-
BEAM: Cruz, 8.60 (2nd). FLOOR: Cruz,
- eteamz.com/granadall 925-866-6003 8.30 (3rd). ALL-AROUND: 33.975 (1st). master prior to military Service.
Older - VAULT: Miranda May, 8.575 (3rd). He attended Jamborees in Wash-
BARS: May, 8.150 (3rd). BEAM: May,
Phantom Lacrosse 8.275 (6th). FLOOR: 8.350 (4th). ALL- ington DC. He graduated from
Open Registration for Winter/Spring AROUND: 33.35 (5th). Livermore High in 1938. He
2010 Season runs through Nov 25. Phantom loved fishing and duck hunting
Lacrosse Club is open to boys and girls grades
3 through 8. Registrations will be accepted
on a first come, first served basis so register
early for assured placement. Registration
Fee is $195 which includes the required
$20 US Lacrosse membership (second/third
child discounts). Visit the website at www.
phantomlacrosse.org for further information.
If there are questions about the “Fastest Game
on Two Feet” or would like to learn more
about the organization, please contact Bill
Anaya at (925) 447-3832.
Valley Roller Hockey in Livermore will
be starting the Winter session November 30.
No equipment is needed except skates. There
are all kinds of loaner protective hockey gear
available for those who do not have it.. No
experience needed to play this fun sport.
Age groups includes free Mites ages 6
and under; Squirts-ages 7-10 ($140); Pee
Wees 11-14($140). The session lasts 9
weeks with players coming twice a week
for practices and games. Travel teams also
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Nature Programs Education Week, which takes place partnering with local organizations ing, real estate, office management elementary school has distributed person may have a memory problem.
Dark Fall Skies is the theme of November 15th – 21st. The aware-
to send holiday cards to troops and short sales. "Support Our Troops" worksheets to Memory problems could be caused by
a Sat., Nov. 14 program presented ness campaign was founded by the
stationed overseas. Cards collected Coldwell Banker Residential students. The coloring sheets, word Alzheimer’s disease or other medical
by the Livermore Area Recreation National Education Association
by Congressman McNerney will be Brokerage in Pleasanton is located quizzes and essay sheets are tailored conditions.
and Park District ranger staff. Meet (NEA) and according to Dan Chou,
included in troop-support packages at 5980 Stoneridge Drive #122, and for each grade level. They will be Now in its seventh year, AFA’s
Ranger Glen Florey at 6 p.m. at the of Huntington Learning Center in
organized by the Danville Blue Star can be reached at 925.847.2200. submitted back to AIM Mail Centers National Memory Screening Day
Wetmore Road entrance to Sycamore Pleasanton, it is a campaign that
Moms, Packed With Pride in Stockton Yousofi may be reached directly at in Livermore. The materials will be coincides with National Alzheimer’s
should be recognized by the local
Grove Park. and the Pleasanton Military Families Mustafa.Yousofi@CBNorcal.com judged at AIM's Veterans Day open Disease Awareness Month, which
Dress warmly for this Saturday and sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. or 925.997.7338. house on Nov. 14. takes place during November. Sites
"American Education Week al-
night for a walk into the park to see lows us all to understand the many To participate in the program During the open house, a local across the country will be partici-
the stars changing from summer to benefits public schools provide our make or purchase a holiday card, 4-H Members Give panel comprised of active military, pating.
winter. The program will meet just communities, and honor educators write a message of thanks inside to The Del Arroyo 4-H members veterans, community business people On Tuesday, November 17,
as it starts getting dark and take an who ensure that our children receive a service member, and deliver the used October festivities to give back and school district officials will select Rosewood Gardens Assisted Living
approximately two-mile walk into quality education," Chou said. Ac- card to Rep. McNerney’s office in to their community and more. Many winners at each grade level from the and Memory Care will have memory
the park. It may be possible to see cording to the NEA Web site, the Stockton or Pleasanton by Wednes- members participated in Trick-or- school. Winning students will be screenings at 35 Fenton St., Liver-
some early Leonid meteors and campaign calls upon all Americans day, December 2nd. Cards should Treat for UNICEF which helps recognized. Their classrooms will more CA from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
some nocturnal creatures. Please to "do their part in making public remain unaddressed and envelopes provide water, school supplies, im- receive a pizza party from Marco's Local Physicians will be performing
wear comfortable walking shoes, schools great for every child so that unsealed. munizations, and more to children. Pizza. free memory screenings. For more
and leave your flashlights at home. they can grow and achieve in the Members of the Go Green project
Addresses are: Stockton, 2222 Beyond school worksheets, AIM information about National Memory
Canceled if raining. 21st century." passed out fair trade organic choco-
Chou has provided the following Grand Canal Blvd., Suite 7, Stockton, will also supply form letters to local Screening Day, call 925-443-7200.
The Sun., Nov. 15 program late in the Reverse Trick-or-Treating
advice for local parents on how they CA, 95207; (209) 476-8552; Pleas- program to bring awareness to Fair school students for a letter writing AFA suggests memory screenings
will focus on Owls. Meet Ranger anton, 5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd., campaign to military personnel serv- for adults concerned about memory
Dawn Soles at 2 p.m. at Veterans can be more active in the Pleasanton Trade Cocoa and Child-Labor laws.
public school system: Suite 175, Pleasanton, CA 94558; Other 4-Her's helped clean debris at ing overseas. They will also offer free loss or experiencing warning signs of
Park. Ghosts of the night? Signs of (925) 737-0727. APO/PPO postage for standard cards dementia; whose family and friends
good luck or harbingers of doom? • Join the Parent Teacher As- the creek one Sunday in October. For
sociation (PTA) – Participation in more information on how you can and letters to active U.S. military have noticed changes in them; or
Throughout history owls have been personnel. The offer runs through who believe they are at risk due to a
all these things to different peoples.
organizations like the PTA allows Surviving State Cuts join Del Arroyo 4-H please contact
parents to offer hands-on support for A free workshop on Surviving Margaret Miller at mmiller1435@ Nov. 26. family history of Alzheimer’s disease
Join LARPD ranger staff for this schools and teachers. gmail.com. For more information, visit AIM or a related illness. Screenings also
afternoon program to discuss owl State Cuts in services and assistance
• Understand that Communication will be sponsored by Community Mail Center, 1141 Catalina Dr., are appropriate for those who do not
legend and lore, some of their fabu- is Key – It is important that parents Livermore, or call 449-9110. have a concern right now, but who
lous physical adaptations and look at contact teachers regarding anything
Resources for Independent Living Food Pantry Hours want to see how their memory is now
(CRIL). It will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. The Food Pantry at Valley Bible
specimens of local species. that seems out of the ordinary with on Tues., Nov. 17 at the Livermore and for future comparisons.
There is a $4 per vehicle parking their child's education, such as com- Library, 1188 So. Livermore Ave.
Church holds an Open Pantry on Memory Screening The event features a face-to-face
fee. A $2 donation is requested to help plaints about incomplete homework Thursdays from 6pm to 8:30pm. The Consumers who want a status
The workshop is for people with Pantry is located inside the church at screening, which takes only about
support the programs. Participants or worsening grades that appear on check on their memory can take
disabilities and seniors. There will 7106 Johnson Drive , Pleasanton next five to ten minutes, and consists of
may call 925-960-2400 for more their child's report card. This keeps be a presentation about budget cuts advantage of free, confidential
to Club Sport. It can be reached from screenings on Tuesday, November 17 a series of questions and tasks. It is
information. teachers on their toes and builds a to SSI, Medi-Cal, and In-Home Wheels Route 3. as part of National Memory Screen- administered by a qualified healthcare
parent-teacher relationship, which is Support Services and how to appeal
vital as children continue their school The Pantry will be closed on ing Day, an annual initiative of the professional, such as a physician,
Candles of Memory education.
and preserve your rights. The ses- Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Alzheimer’s Foundation of America nurse, psychologist or social worker.
On Sunday, November 15, Rose- sions will begin with presentations and New Years Eve. The pantry will The results do not represent a diagno-
wood Gardens Assisted Living and • Attend School Board Meetings outlining the situation, followed by (AFA) designed to promote proper
– Not only will parents know what's be open the Sunday before the Holi- sis, and AFA advises those individuals
Memory Care will join people across individual meetings with staff to as- days on November 22nd, December detection of memory problems and
going on in their child's classrooms strategies for successful aging. with below-normal scores or those
the country and light candles in mem- sist individually or to schedule follow 20th and December 27th from 1p.m.
by attending school board meetings, up action. Memory screenings are a signifi- who have normal scores but are still
ory of those affected by Alzheimer’s to 2:30 p.m. concerned to follow up with a quali-
disease. This event is open to the they will also be aware of budgets RSVP to CRIL so enough materi- cant first step toward finding out if a
cuts for classes or any new equipment Donations by Valley Bible fied healthcare professional.
public at 6:30pm and will be held at als can be prepared. Call 371-1531 or Church, Centerpointe Church, Val-
Rosewood Gardens 35 Fenton St., available at the school. email email@example.com to regis-
• Show Support for Teachers ley Community Church, Boy Scout
ter or for more information. Spanish
Livermore, CA. If you would like
to attend this memorial event please – Whether it is a thank-you note for
helping your child achieve better
translation and ASL interpretation
available upon request. Please call
Troop 941, and Pleasanton Middle
School have provided food for this Pleasanton Hosting Holiday Evening
contact us at 925-443-7200. year's holiday pantry.
National Commemorative Candle grades, a small thank-you gift for the for interpretation or accommodations Celebrate the holidays at Downtown Pleasanton’s Magical Holi-
holidays, or a simple phone call to the For questions or more informa-
Lighting is one of AFA’s ongoing before Nov. 12. tion, please call Kim Chew 925- day Evening, the annual downtown open house. The streets will come
initiatives to raise awareness of teacher to let him or her know that
you really appreciate their hard work, 426-2492. alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays.
Alzheimer’s disease and related
illnesses. AFA, based in New York, it is important to show your support Warm Up The event will run from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, November 20.
is a national nonprofit organization for your child's teachers. The Rose Hotel invites visitors to Grant Writing Workshop Downtown shops, restaurants and businesses usher in the holidays
that unites 950-plus member orga- For more information about downtown Pleasanton for ice skating The Las Positas College Coopera- with festive decorations, twinkling lights, banners, beautiful window
nizations with the goal of providing Huntington Learning Center in or shopping to stop by the hotel for a tive Collection will host a free work- displays and holiday treats.
optimal care to individuals with Pleasanton, please contact Dan Chou fireside coffee beverage. On Fridays, shop for students, artists, researchers,
at (925) 463-2334. Saturdays and Sundays, November This year’s festivities include visits with Santa and encounters
Alzheimer’s disease and related ill- and other individual grant seekers
nesses and their families. For more 20-December 13, 2009, from 7:00- seeking funds from foundations,
with Elves who will hand out candy canes and peppermint lollipops.
information about AFA, call 866- Cards for Troops 11:00 p.m., visitors to the hotel lobby corporations, and grant making public There will be carolers, choruses, bell ringers, flutes – all singing and
AFA-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org. will be offered complimentary coffee playing holiday tunes. Balloon sculptors, face painters and Crackers
Congressman Jerry McNerney charities. The workshop will be led
Rosewood Gardens is an 81 or tea or, with the purchase of an
(CA-11) is sponsoring his third an- Irish Coffee or Baileys and Coffee, by Scott Ullman of the San Francisco the Clown will all be on hand to celebrate the magic of the season.
independent/assisted living commu- nual “Holiday Cards for Our Troops” Foundation Center. Offering tips and Forget about reindeer. You may see some magical mini horses
nity; Rosewood Gardens has begun will receive a comparable beverage
program. He encourages members of at no charge. suggestions on how best to identify roaming around downtown!
renovations to add memory care the community to join him in honor- funding sources for individuals, this
services, called “Generations” to the The hotel, located at 807 Main Shop and dine downtown throughout the weekend (Friday evening
ing the service of our men and women Street in Pleasanton, Calif., will also workshop highlights the electronic
community by renovating a portion of in uniform. Last year, Congressman and print resources available for your through Sunday) and have a chance to win one or more Downtown
the building. Extensive Construction collect business cards to be entered
McNerney collected and delivered in a drawing for a complimentary use at Las Positas College’s Coopera- Pleasanton Gift Cards. For information, go to www.pleasantondown-
is progressing to add new memory town.net for details.
suites; shared and private rooms to over 9,000 cards with touching and night’s stay. The drawing will take tive Collection Center.
the present building. “Generations” personal messages of thanks. place at 11:00 p.m. on December The workshop will include an
will consist of 18 apartments with
occupancy of 24 residents. It will
“The holiday season can be a
difficult time of year for the men
The hotel also collects new or used
overview of resources for individual
grant seekers at the Foundation Cen- Goodguys Car Show at Fairgrounds
be physically connected to Rose- and women who serve our country,” DVDs for Operation DVD to be sent ter’s web site and a demonstration
to military personnel. Goodguys 20th Autumn Get-Together Car Show will be held Sat.,
wood Gardens Assisted Living in Rep. McNerney said. “Being away of Foundation Grants to Individuals
from friends, family and the comfort More information is available by Online, the Center’s searchable data-
Nov. 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Livermore California. “Generations”
will provide specialized services to of tradition during the holidays is calling the hotel at (925) 846-8802. base providing information on more Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s an incredible sacrifice. Thoughtful The Rose Hotel is located at 807 than 6,600 grant makers that support The Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together is a two-day auto-
Disease and other forms of dementia. words of encouragement and support Main Street in Pleasanton. individual grant projects. motive festival which includes an outdoor car show featuring over
It will provide 18 private studios from our community can make a huge The workshop will be held at 2,500 vehicles, indoor car show, automotive swap meet, cars for
surrounding the kitchen, dining, difference in boosting the morale of Real Estate News Las Positas College, 3000 Campus sale area, a Street Challenge Autocross (timed road course for event
and living rooms. Special attention our brave men and women who serve Coldwell Banker Residential Hill Drive in Livermore, on Friday,
has been given to common areas to Brokerage announced that Moe participants), vendor exhibits, great food and beverage, an arts and
our country with honor.” December 4 from 11 a.m. to 12:30
help residents transition to their new Congressman McNerney will Yousofi has joined the company as p.m. in Building 2400, Room 2416. crafts exhibit, a model car show and music.T
home and encourage socialization. collect cards for service members a sales associate in its Pleasanton Registration is required and available Goodguys has partnered with bay area radio station Live 105
Our goal is to provide personal as- recovering from injuries and stationed office. In his new position, Yousofi online at http://foundationcenter. KITS 105.3FM to give away a customized 1965 Buick. Show at-
sistance, promoting independence will specialize in residential sales
and dignity. Reserve your spot today.
away from their families this holiday org/sanfrancisco/training/ffsliver- tendees will have a chance to register to win the classic Buick right
season. He will then hand-deliver throughout the East Bay. more.html.
Call 925-443-7200. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker at the show. The final drawing and giveaway ceremony will be held
the cards to soldiers at Walter Reed For more information, please Sunday, November 15th .
Residential Brokerage, Yousofi
Army Medical Center in Washington, contact Vicki Shipman at (925)
Education Week D.C. and sailors and marines at the
owned California Home Realty and
424-1355. General admission $15, kids 7-12 $6, available at event or online
With the tagline "Great Public First Financing Group, Inc., where he at www.good-guys.com
National Naval Medical Center in managed real estate agents and loan
Schools: A Basic Right and Our Bethesda, MD. For information contact the Goodguys (925) 838-9876 or www.
Responsibility," organizations na- Congressman McNerney is also
officers for five years. He has more Support for Troops good-guys.com.
tionwide will be honoring American than six years experience in financ- Representatives from a local
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NAME STATEMENT City Ca 94062 Oakland, Ca 94612 NOTICE OF INVITING BIDS TVAR, the Tri-Valley Ani-
/s/:R Scott Irby ments. Free Towing, IRS Tax Vend LLC, 1-888-625-2405.
FILE NO.430678 This business is conducted (510) 622-4970 Notice is hereby given that mal Rescue, offers animals
This statement was filed with Deductible, Non-Runners. 1- (CAL*SCAN)
The following person(s) doing by:an Individual The Independent Legal No. sealed competitive bids will for adoption every Saturday
the County Clerk of Alameda business as:CKMP Advertis- Registrant has not yet begun 2611 Publish October 29, be accepted at the Alameda 866-912-GIVE. (CAL*SCAN)
on October 7, 2009. Expires and Sunday, excluding most
ing, 4850 Tassajara Road to transact business under November 5, 12, 2009 County Social Services Agen- holidays. On Saturdays from
October 7, 2014. Suite 2301, Dublin Ca 94568 the fictitious business name cy Contracts Office, 2000 San
The Independent Legal No. NOTICE OF INVITING BIDS 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, both dogs
is hereby registered by the or names listed. Pablo Avenue, 4th Floor, Oak- and cats are available at the
2607. Publish October 22, Notice is hereby given that
following owner(s): Signature of Registrant: land, CA 94612 NETWORK- Pleasanton Farmers Market at
29, November 5, 12, 2009. sealed competitive bids will
Christine Ohulani Kaehuaea, /s/:Agha Ilyas Ahsan ING/NORTH COUNTY BID- W. Angela and First Streets.
be accepted in the office of the
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 4850 Tassajara Road Suite This statement was filed with DERS CONFERENCE RFP Two locations will showcase
NAME STATEMENT 2301, Dublin Ca 94568 the County Clerk of Alameda CFS FVC 2009-10 – SSA cats only: Petsmart in Dublin
County of Alameda, 1401
FILE NO.430113 This business is conducted on November 2, 2009. Ex- FAMILY VISITATION CEN- from noon to 4 and the Pet
Lakeside Drive, Suite 907,
The following person(s) by:an Individual pires November 2, 2014. TER 2009-2010, Thursday, Food Express in Livermore
Oakland, CA 94612 NET-
doing business as:Service Registrant has not yet begun The Independent Legal No. November 19, 2009, 10:00 from 1 to 4. On Sundays,
Innovations Company, 849 to transact business under 2618. Publish. November 12, a.m. – Alameda County So- cats are available at Petsmart
E. Stanley Blvd. #301, Liver- the fictitious business name 19, 26, December 3, 2009. cial Services Agency, 2000 in Dublin from 1 to 4, and
RFQ #900652 for Automotive
more CA 94550 is hereby or names listed. San Pablo Avenue, Oakland PetCo in San Ramon from 11
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Body Repair, Monday, No-
registered by the following Signature of Registrant: Rooms A & B, 2 nd Floor, to 3. Information, call TVAR
NAME STATEMENT vember 16, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
/s/:Christine Kaehuaea Oakland, CA NETWORKING/ at (925) 803-7043 or visit our
owner(s): FILE NO.430834 – Lakeside Plaza Building,
This statement was filed with SOUTH COUNTY BIDDERS
Robert Scott Irby, 849 E. The following person(s) 1401 Lakeside Drive, Room website at www.tvar.org.
the County Clerk of Alameda CONFERENCE RFP CFS
Stanley Blvd. #301, Livermore doing business as:Memories 1107, 11th Floor, Oakland,
on October 23, 2009. Expires
Ca 94550 October 23, 2014. In A Box Photography, 2048
This business is conducted The Independent Legal No. Pinon Ct., Livermore Ca
by:an Individual 2613. Publish October 29, 94551 is hereby registered
The registrant began to trans- November 5, 12, 19, 2009. by the following owner(s):
act business under the ficti- Sonia L. Bradley, 2048 Pinon
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Ct., Livermore Ca 94551
tious business name (s) listed
NAME STATEMENT This business is conducted
above on June 10, 1992. FILE NO.430318 by:an Individual
Signature of Registrant: The following person(s) doing The registrant began to trans-
/s/:R. Scott Irby business as:Joie de Vie Salon act business under the ficti-
This statement was filed with & Day Spa, 3059 Hopyard Rd. tious business name (s) listed
the County Clerk of Alameda Suites J & K, Pleasanton, Ca above on October 12, 2009
on October 7, 2009. Expires 94588 is hereby registered by Signature of Registrant:
October 7, 2014. the following owner(s): /s/:Sonia L. Bradley
The Independent Legal No. Thanh Duong, 1177 Foster This statement was filed with
2608. Publish October 22, 29, City Blvd. #4, Foster City the County Clerk of Alameda
November 5, 12, 2009. Ca 94404 on October 28, 2009. Expires
Scott Feldstein, 1177 Foster October 28, 2014.
The Independent, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 - PAGE 11
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over 38,000 homes bank-owned triplex in very poor condition, although structurally
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Good News from Washington for Buyers, Sellers
Late last week, President Obama signed two pieces of legislation
that could have significant benefits for home buyers and sellers.
The Unemployment Insurance Act includes an extension of
the $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers to April 30 and a
new $6,500 credit for existing home owners who purchase a home
between Nov. 9 and April 30.
The president also signed a continuing resolution that, among
other things, extends higher conforming loan limits on FHA, Fan-
nie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages through 2010. This resolution
maintains the $729,750 limit for single-family homes purchased
in high-cost areas, such as Alameda and Contra Costa counties,
allowing borrowers to take advantage of lower interest rates.
The usual conforming loan limit is $417,000.
Cher Wollard is a Realtor with
Windermere Welcome Home, Livermore.
PAGE 12 - The Independent, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
New Associate Director of
Global Security to Join Lab
Penrose. C. “Parney” Al- that created the Department of
bright, former Assistant Sec- Homeland Security’s Science
retary at the Department of and Technology Directorate,
Homeland Security, has been developing its enabling legisla-
named the Principal Associate tion, organizational construct,
Director of Global Security at multi-year strategic planning
Lawrence Livermore National guidance, and ultimately oversaw
Laboratory. Albright will join the budget execution.
Lab on Nov. 30, Director George “With his educational back-
Miller announced. ground and broad experience,
The Global Security Principal Parney has demonstrated wide-
Directorate applies multi-dis- ranging managerial and scientific
ciplinary science and technol- capabilities and knowledge that
ogy to anticipate, innovate and will be essential in effectively
deliver responsive solutions to managing the wide range of func- Photo - Doug Jorgensen
complex global security needs, tional areas in Global Security,” Vineyards take on the colors of the season.
from energy and environmental Miller said. “I have confidence
security to domestic security and that he will enable the Global Se-
nonproliferation. curity organization to continue to
“Parney is extremely well apply multi-disciplinary science
qualified to assume responsi- and technology to anticipate,
bility for Global Security, an innovate and deliver responsive
area of critical importance to solutions to complex global se-
our Laboratory as well as the curity needs.”
country,” Miller said. “He is in-
ternationally recognized for his
homeland and national security
Albright has more than 20
years of experience in national
security, holding positions in the
federal government, federally
funded research and develop-
ment centers and the private
sector. His responsibilities have
ranged from research and de-
velopment to conducting stud-
ies and analyses and senior
leadership. He has worked in
programs to counter terrorism,
protect against weapons of mass
destruction, protect U.S. borders,
and perform systems analysis of
space systems and ballistic and
cruise missile defense systems.
Prior to joining the Lab, Al-
bright was employed at Civitas
Group, a homeland security
consulting group in Washington,
DC. He served as an Assistant
Secretary in the Department of
Homeland Security; Assistant
Director in the Office of Sci-
ence and Technology Policy;
Senior Director in the Office of
Homeland Security in the White
House, and Program Manager
with the Defense Advanced Re-
search Projects Agency.
Throughout his career he has
served in a number of capaci-
ties, from a scientist designing
and executing an experiment
carried out by the crew of the
space shuttle to developer and
manager of programs associ-
ated with special operations,
intelligence collection, mo-
lecular biology, and maritime
operations. He also led the team
THE INDEPENDENT • SECTION II THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
Art, Community, & Education
Sites Are In a Vid-
By Ron McNicoll
Nicole Dalesio is out looking for votes. She is not a political
candidate. She wants YouTube members to know that they can
vote for her three-minute video about Pleasanton in a contest
sponsored by Lonely Planet, the travel-book and video pub-
Dalesio, a third-grade teacher at Fairlands Elementary School
in Pleasanton, has already won first place in one of the contest’s
five categories: “There Is No Place Like Home”.
The category winners were picked by the staff at Lonely
Planet. Now members of YouTube are voting through Nov.
15 to determine which of the five category winners takes the
If Dalesio wins, she won’t need the free plane trip to Lonely
Planet headquarters in San Francisco. However, she promises
to make good use of other contest prizes, such as gaining free
video-making lessons, and acquiring a better video camera and
more sophisticated editing software.
Dalesio has taken classes in videography and editing, and
passed the knowledge along to other Pleasanton teachers. She
would relish the advanced video lessons being offered by the
Lonely Planet staff as part of the first prize. Another segment of
the prize would help polish her skills, too. She would be making
a short video for broadcast on the Lonely Planet show.
Dalesio’s current video camera is a still camera with a few
minutes of video capability on the disk. It’s the reason her You-
Tube video is a combination of still photos and moving video
The kids in Dalesio’s video are not her third-grade students,
because of privacy issues. Instead, her own children are in the
video. They tour Alviso Adobe, the Museum on Main and other
Pleasanton historical sites.
“The important message in the video is not about finding a
perfect place to call home, but appreciate what surrounds you,
and build on what’s been given to you. Take destiny in own
'Hamlet' at Pleasanton Library
hands, by making the most of what you have, and contribute to There will be a free 55-minute Trapped together during a cold levels, returns to direct. She also
the community,” said Dalesio. presentation of Hamlet, Shake- Denmark winter in a dark, drafty directed last season’s production of
She continued, “I tell students that they need to contribute. speare’s original ghost story, on castle, the complexities of their Romeo & Juliet, as well as the pri-
They need to be part of our culture, our community of character. Sun., Nov. 15 at the Pleasanton characters set the stage for drama or touring productions of Twelfth
We are teaching responsibility and respect for others.” Library and intrigue. Night, The Comedy of Errors,
Dalesio’s campaign for votes on YouTube has been confined The performance begins at 2 Those who are new to Shake- Two Gentlemen of Verona, and A
to Pleasanton. She has talked to parents and teachers at Fairlands. p.m. speare often find this murder mys- Midsummer Night’s Dream.
She also reached out to Mayor Jennifer Hosterman and the city The play is performed by tery to be one of his most satisfying The set design will reflect the
council for support. Shakespeare on Tour, the touring plays. Audiences are delighted to castle environment of the royal
Part of Dalesio’s goal is to show how important high-tech troupe of the San Francisco Shake- find they recognize many phrases family. Costumes will feature
equipment is for teaching today. “We can do amazing things speare Festival. from the witty speeches and prob- rich period brocades. Set designer
with tech. Just being innovative and creative are valuable in this This ghostly tale of a prince ing dialogues, such as Shake- and painter Serina Serjama and
world and this society,” she said. whose royal family is disrupted speare’s most famous soliloquy, composer Bill Walker, who have
Only YouTube members can vote in the contest. They can do by political events is considered “to be or not to be”. The universal worked on Shakespeare on Tour
so by logging on to the contest, which is called the “My Journey to be one of Shakespeare’s finest dilemmas experienced by Hamlet for the past four seasons, will
Contest.” They will see five finalists. Look for the Pleasanton commentaries on morality and the continue to resonate with today’s return with their usual artistic
video. Clicking on the green “thumbs up” icon will enter a yes human condition. Unsurpassed audiences. expertise. The production will
vote. People can vote no more than once each day. for its unique insights into human As always, the cast will field include a professionally choreo-
Don’t look for Delasio’s name on the site, because she has nature as well as its powerful dra- questions from the audience at the graphed sword fight by certified
a different user name. matic elements, the play is set in end of the show. Fight Director Carla Pantoja.
the medieval court of Denmark, Rebecca J. Ennals, known for This is the first time Shake-
during the actual historical period her ability to make Shakespeare’s speare on Tour will stage a begin-
of the events on which it’s based. plays accessible to audiences of all (continued on page 2)
2 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Art & Entertainment
bre to Present
The public is invited to join
the Las Positas College Music
and Spanish Departments to
have some fun with percussion.
Las Positas College will host
Tiempo Libre, a Cuban group,
who will teach a free percussion
Tiempo Libre, a two-time
Grammy-nominated Cuban band,
will teach the master class at Las
Positas College, 3000 Campus
Hill Drive in Livermore, on
Thursday, November 12th at 4:00
p.m. in room 601.
A collection of works by local artists Angela Johal and Katie Caulk Tiempo Libre’s musical style
are on display at Windermere Welcome Home realty through Jan. 4. is a fusion of timba, a type of Lat-
The public is invited to attend a reception for the artists this Saturday, in Jazz, woven into the traditional
Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m. Food, wine and acoustic music by The Jammies will sounds of Cuban son. The group
enliven the free event. Windermere, a sponsor of Livermore’s cultural recently performed on Dancing
arts community, is located at 1790 First Street, Livermore. The show With the Stars and The Tonight
is open for viewing during regular business hours or by appointment. Show. This event will provide
Contact Cher Wollard at 925 824-4824 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the community with a wonderful
information. The photo is of "Into the Sea" by Angela Johal. opportunity to share in the Afro-
Cuban heritage of music.
For more information, please
contact Catherine Suarez at (925)
Karen Fleschler will be exhibiting her watercolor paintings at Swirl Perform with
on the Square the latest addition to Blacksmith Square in downtown
Livermore. Patrons can meet the artist and view her latest work Pendants are by Rhonda Symphony
on Sat. Nov. 14 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Karen, whose painting style is Chase.
impressionistic realism, is also exhibiting her work at Cuda Ridge Curtis Kim and Frank Shin
Winery located at 5385 East Ave. in Livermore. Her work will be at Jewelry and have been selected as winners
in the 37th Annual Competi-
both locations November and December. Please check the website
www.kb-art.com for other locations to view her work. Wearable Art tion for Young Musicians. The
competition is sponsored by the
The Livermore Art Association Gallery will host a trunk show, “Jew- Livermore-Amador Symphony
elry and Other Wearable Art,” on Fri., Nov. 20. Association.
Gallery artists will bring in expanded lines of their jewelry and cloth- Curtis, who plays the cello,
Livermore Idol Competition Set ing collections. From 5:30 - 8:00 pm, patrons can nibble on wine and
cheese and try on original creations by Rhonda Chase, Michele Buck-
is the son of Andrew and Jenny
Kim. He is a student at Foothill
Livermore youth will compete by recording albums, winning ett, Christine McCall, Caryne Finlay-Mount, and Jennifer McGregor. High School in Pleasanton. For
on Saturday, Nov. 14, for the title larger competitions and perform- The featured artist, Rhonda Chase, just won a national award for her the competition, he performed the
of Livermore Idol. High school ing on stage. wire-wrapped pendants. Her collection of original works will be part first movement of Concerto No.
and middle school students of Winners will receive prizes, of the show. 1 in B minor by Dvorak.
Livermore have gone through including the honor of singing the The Gallery is located in the historic Carnegie Building at 2155 Third Frank plays the clarinet. He is
the first round of auditions with national anthem at LARPD’s an- Street, Livermore. The public is welcome to attend. Admission is free. the son of Chang and Hyo Shin
final callback auditions still in the nual Fourth of July Celebration. For more information call the Gallery at 925-449-9927. and is also a student at Foothill
process. The winner will also be granted High School. Her performed
The singing competition is co-
presented by the Livermore Area
an automatic spot in Livermore’s
2010 Talent Competition.
(continued from page one)
the third movement of Weber’s
Concerto No. 2.
Recreation and Park District, the The final performance night The students will perform as
Livermore Area Youth Advisory for Livermore Idol is scheduled ning-to-end production of Hamlet Actors will play the following soloists with the Symphony at its
Commission and the City of Liver- for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at (Digging Hamlet, presented in the roles: Hamlet, Ophelia/Horatio, Feb. 13, 2010 concert. They will
more. the Robert Livermore Community fall of 2000, presented selected Claudius/Ghost, Gertrude/Marcel- perform the works they presented
LARPD residents in sixth Center, 4444 East Ave. Tickets scenes only). As usual, the script lus, Polonius/Laertes. during the competition.
through 12th grade are eligible. for the performance will be $5 for will be edited for length, remov- The program is free and open The judges were Dr. Arthur
The Livermore Idol competition children and students and $7 for ing the subplot of Rosencrantz to all. No registration is required. Barnes, conductor of the Liver-
prides itself on recognizing un- adults. For more information on and Guildenstern, but many of For more information, call Penny more-Amador Symphony and
noticed local talent. Past winners Livermore Idol, visit www.larpd. the most famous speeches will be Johnson, 925/931-3405 or visit violinist Susan Freier, a member
have grown in the music industry dst.ca.us or call 925-373-5700. included. www.sfshakes.org. of the Ives String Quartet.
Art & Entertainment THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 3
Writers Club Offers Information on Publishing
The California Writers Club– career pursuits include freelance healthy dose of humor. Packed
Tri-Valley Branch offers writers artist, medical social worker and with sage advice and witty, person-
of all genres and experience levels children’s art instructor. “Books al anecdotes, Ms. Langer’s book
the opportunity to learn about are a joy,” she says, “and I feel for- is a must read for anyone facing
their craft and share their work. tunate to be doing the same kind of health or life challenges. Her new
The next meeting is on Saturday, happy folding, stapling, gluing and book, A Funny Thing Happened
November 21 from 11:30 am to drawing which I loved at the age on My Way to the World: Diary
2:00 pm at Oasis Grille, 780 Main of five.” To learn more, visit her of a Fearless Travel Agent, due
Street, Pleasanton. website: www.sarahwilsonbooks. in autumn 2009, was inspired by
Every book tells a story, and com. MORE her years of experience as a travel
every writer’s story of his or her Nancy O’Connell is a musician, planner and her own travels to all
path to publication is unique. On artist and author and a Stanford seven continents. A Writers Di-
November 21, three of the Tri- University graduate with degrees gest national writing competition
Valley’s own published book in Humanities, Music, English and finalist, Ms. Langer has also been
Jonathan Thomas Baer, (from left) Tabbitha McBrade and Nicholas authors, Sarah Wilson, Nancy Education. Her two books, a non- published in several anthologies,
Boer rehearse for production opening this Friday. O’Connell, and Annette Langer, fiction travel book, Take a Camel including Livermore Wine Country
will discuss what it took for them to Lunch and Other Adventures, Literary Harvest. When not writ-
to become published and how and a forthcoming picture book, ing or speaking, she keeps busy
Las Positas College's School for other writers can benefit from their Looking for Maji, set in Kenya, as a volunteer for her local police
Scandal Has Modern Setting experience. The three writers will
share a wealth of advice for writers
reflect her lifetime of travel and
remarkable background and inter-
department. Or go on line at www.
The Las Positas College The- world of Facebook, Twitter and on how to tip the odds in their fa- ests. A longtime, lauded writing The meeting cost is $21 for
ater Department presents The People Magazine” vor and turn a dream of selling a instructor at Chabot College, she members and $27 for nonmem-
School for Scandal by Richard The cast of full time Las Posi- book into a dream come true. has helped launch the careers of bers, including lunch. Anyone
Brinsley Sheridan. Performances tas College students and some Sarah Elizabeth Wilson is the numerous students, some of whom curious about the group is invited
in the Las Positas College Theater community people includes Nikki author and/or illustrator of more have become award winning au- to attend with no obligation to
are on November 13, 14, 20 and Abercrombie, Jordan Adelman, than thirty books for children, thors themselves. O’Connell, who join. Reservations are required. To
21 at 8:00 PM and November 22 Jonathan Baer, Charlie Baker, including, George Hogglesberry: recently retired from teaching, has make a reservation for November
at 2:00 PM. Admission prices are Nicholas Boer, Elise Christian, Grade School Alien, which won also written three adult mystery 21, contact Fred Norman at Fnor-
$12 general admission and $8 for Henry Cole, Tom Darter, Blake the prestigious Golden Kite Award, novels. She is currently focusing email@example.com or 925-462-
students and seniors. Edmunds, Matthew Hofstad, Jean- and Big Day on the River, a Bank on middle grade fiction and illus- 7495 by Wednesday, November
Director Wendy M. Wisely ice Jones, Tabbitha McBride, Street Best Children’s Book of trating children’s books. 18. For more information on the
is setting this production of the LeAnn McGovern, Allison Mene- the Year, plus two non-fiction Annette Langer’s debut book, California Writers Club–Tri-Valley
classic comedy of bad manners ley, Adam Neylan, Salim Razawi books for adults, two newspaper Healing Through Humor: Change Branch, contact Lani Longshore at
in contemporary America. In de- and Abigail Vass. In addition comic panels, and a children’s Your Focus, Change Your Life, 925-455-1338 or longshore1769@
scribing her approach she states, to Wisely, the staff includes Ken newsletter, “The Letter Bear.” Ms. chronicles the numerous, serious yahoo.com or go to www.trival-
“When the exploits of Paris Hilton Ross, producer; Jeremy Hamm, set Wilson is a popular speaker and health challenges Annette over- leywriters.org.
and Lindsey Lohan make headlines and lighting designer and Wesley workshop leader, whose previous came via doctor’s orders and a
and taking a ‘hike through the Morgan, costume designer.
Appalachians’ has a whole new Ticket prices are $12 general
meaning, I am struck by how little admission and $8 for students and
has changed since 1777 (when the seniors. They may be purchased at
play was written) in regards to the Las Positas College Bookstore.
the public taste for scandal. The Advance reservations can be made
sport of gossip and character as- by calling (925) 424-1812 and
sassination is still as in-style as it show information can be received
was then. Characters called Lady by calling (925) 424-1166 or send-
Candour, Lady Sneerwell, Joseph ing an email to kross@laspositas-
Surface and Benjamin Backbite college.edu.
would feel right at home in today’s
4 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Art & Entertainment
Valley Concert Chorale: Hilarity at High Tea
By Susan Steinberg Floral centerpieces were high- Then there were the tables of could have been muddied and Dave Brunswick drew laughter just
Hilarity is seldom on the pro- lighted by artist Kathleen What- raffle items generously donated by muddled in a choral rendition, but trying to explain the daffy family
gram for Valley Concert Chorale, ley’s charming watercolor sketches local businesses and individuals, the Chorale’s usual impeccable relations in “H.M.S. Pinafore.”
but last Sunday it was definitely from favorite shows, each adorned from an afternoon of bocce ball to a enunciation (often sorely lacking In the grand finale, Barry Bai-
the order of the day. with the British Union Jack, and serene mountain cabin, plus tickets in G and S ensembles) allowed ley brought down the house with
Cutting loose from their cus- displaying the title in distinctively to future concerts and operas, with easy comprehension of even the his solo version of “The Kind of
tomary presentations of magnifi- appropriate calligraphy style. dinner vouchers from Livermore’s densest lyrics, as did the slower Maid” (“Princess Ida”) complete
cent classical works, the choristers This attention to detail car- fine-dining restaurants, and a beau- pace of the singing. with physical clowning that left
offered a unique trio of treats: ried over to the bountiful tables tiful painting by Carolyn Ramsey Selections varied from the his listeners in hysterics.
vocal, visual, and culinary. Billed of “sweets and savories” that (my personal favorite). familiar (“Tit-Willow” from “The What a joyous performance!
as “An Afternoon with Gilbert bore such whimsical titles as As one patron remarked, “This Mikado” and the Lord Chancel- Not at all the usual Chorale pre-
and Sullivan,” the fund-raiser “H.M.S. Ham and Mustard Sand- is such wonderful fun, and we lor’s “Nightmare Song” from “Io- sentation, but a light-hearted af-
promised a program of engaging wich,” Ruddygore’s Cursed Cream haven’t even heard the music yet!” lanthe”) to the less-known (King ternoon of fun for singers and
selections from those masters of Cheese,” “Modern Major Gen- Everyone within hearing nodded in Gama’s qvetchy complaint “The guests alike.
lyricism and wit, sentimentality eral Shortbread,” and “Buttercup’s agreement. Baffled Grumbler” from “Princess Congratulations to Conductor
and sarcasm. Tarts.” Here too Whaley’s delicate Of course the music did begin, Ida” and “The Ghosts’ High Noon” John Emory Bush and accompa-
It was all that and much more, pen work made each small sign a with the singers sporting a wide from “Ruddygore”). nist Daniel Glover for the musical
as the patrons discovered upon charming grace-note. variety of themed costumes. An Bill Leach, in Keystone Kops program, and to the dedicated
entering the hall. Tables elegantly Every table featured those informal introduction to each song uniform and credible Cockney event organizers for a uniquely
appointed with English floral print classic elements of a proper high helped place it in context, with the accent, entertained the audience elegant, entertaining, and delicious
cloths and napkins, and wall décor tea: butter, jam, lemon curd, and welcome printed texts allowing with his philosophical introduction celebration that everyone hopes to
evoking various G and S operettas a small pitcher of cream for the listeners to follow even the most to “A Policeman’s Lot” from “Pi- see repeated. Easily worth double
created the ambience of a British traditional teas served in dainty intricate “pattersongs.” rates of Penzance,” while real Brit the price of admission.
tea-room. handled cups. Pieces usually sung as solos
Symphony: Fun and Frivolity at the Pops
By Nancy O’Connell its driving rhythms and stirring were here in elaborate costumes. After a short intermission, the xylophone. Snare drums and cym-
To the enjoyment of everyone, climaxes brought the audience to One tall cellist, Dave Walters, was winner for a chance to conduct the bals were heard in the syncopated
the Livermore-Amador Symphony a respectful quiet. All food was a Viking warrior with a helmet and symphony was announced. Susan rhythms. There were demanding
held its annual fundraiser at the forgotten in the delight of hearing horns, making him tower over al- Armantrout looked delighted, and parts for every musician. As this
Barn last Friday and Saturday the familiar melodies. most everyone. A woman, dressed she put on a wonderful show. Act- reviewer looked over at the cellos
nights, November 6th and 7th. As In Rimsky-Korsakov’s selec- as the exotic Scherazade, won one ing hesitant for just a moment, she they were playing up in the thumb
a hint of things to come, Esther tions from Scheherazade an evoca- of the prizes given to audience took up the baton and conducted position, racing up and down the
and Gordon Longerbeam, dressed tive clarinet solo was followed participants. Nan Davies, flutist, World Events March with assur- fingerboard. (Until the famous
in Japanese kimonos, greeted ev- by a long unison passage in the won a prize for her costume as a ance and many humorous manner- cellist, Pablo Casals, began to
eryone at the door. The Master of strings. Then the high flute solo British Grenadier. isms as she “hammed it up”. She experiment and used his thumb
Ceremonies, David Alltop, who sang above the other voices. Kris- After the prizes were given marched in place, never losing a lying on its side, no string player
is on the Board of Directors for tina Anderson, the concert master, out, the second half of the pro- beat, turned around and conducted had ever used his thumb as an extra
the symphony, introduced each had a lovely solo accompanied gram traveled to “Europe and the audience, then summoned a finger before.)
musical selection, often with an by the harp. Her part represented Elsewhere”. Nan Davies played woman and later a man to march Authur Benjamin’s Jamaican
anecdote about the composer for the voice of Scheherazade as she a delightful piccolo solo in an with her, always raising the baton Rumba followed. It became so
the next piece on the program. spun out her tales to save her life. old English melody, the British high enough for the orchestra to popular that the Jamaican govern-
He also pointed out that many Dale Larsen, with his pleasing Grenadiers March. Dale Larsen still see her beat. While most eyes ment sent Benjamin a barrel of Ja-
of the selections were arranged voice, sang Loesser’s Slow Boat was the soloist in the crowd-pleas- were upon her antics, the multi maican rum every year for the rest
by the symphony’s conductor, Dr. to China. Then Wendy Mason ing song, Porter’s I Love Paris. - talented Dr. Barnes snuck back of his life. Dvorak’s Goin’ Home
Arthur P. Barnes. Imagine the led the audience in a “sing along” In excerpts from Mendelssohn’s to the xylophone and played it from his New World Symphony fea-
hours of work behind the scenes, of the Japanese folk song, Sakura. Italian Symphony there were some throughout. tured a haunting oboe solo played
because there were eight of these Since the words were translated difficult demands placed on the Webber’s Don’t Cry for Me, by Larry George, who stood after-
musical offerings which Barnes and printed in the program, almost orchestra, but every player came Argentina was sung by Wendy wards for a solo bow. The concert
personally arranged, including the everyone joined in. through with solid musicianship Mason. She performed it so well closed with a “sing - along”. This
first number, a fanfare for Young’s Wendy Mason’s voice was and there was uniform bowing in that some listeners had to fight is My Country provided a rousing
Around the World in 80 Days. This beautiful and clear. For the first the strings. back tears. Her contrasts between end to a festive evening with its
work was a good introduction to time in at least three years, the The audience’s voices were forte and piano helped bring out score calling for a full brass sec-
the theme of the evening, which female’s voice was not distorted all raised in singing When Irish the pathos of this popular song. tion, drum rolls and enthusiastic
was “Pops Travels the World.” by the mike. Kudos to Michael Eyes Are Smiling, It was easy to Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag not audience participation.
Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances Paradiso, who was in charge of the understand why the words were only catapulted him to fame, but Many children and young peo-
transported us to Russia. As this sound system this year. well known after David Alltop it really launched ragtime with its ple were in the Barn having a
reviewer glanced around the room, With the first intermission, told us that this melody has been catchy rhythms. Over a million glorious time on the first of these
it seemed strange to see to two picnic baskets were opened. Des- heard in over 200 films! Spain was copies of the sheet music for this two concerts. Parents, please
armed security guards standing at serts spilled out. Bottles popped represented by Texidor’s Amparita work were sold! bring them with you to the Liver-
the back of the hall. It somehow open, and friends and symphony Roca. The brass and percussion A synthesizer joined the per- more-Amador Symphony’s next
was startling to see them for the members greeted each other and were featured throughout as Span- cussion section for the next work, concert, Hits from Four Centuries,
first time during the imaginary circulated. Many costumes were ish rhythms pulsed and led to some Copland’s Hoedown from Rodeo on December 5th at 8 PM in the
tour of Russia with its history of exclaimed over. Entire families foot tapping among the listeners. Suite. April Nissen played the Bankhead Theater.
suppression. Borodin’s work, with
Art & Entertainment THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 5
Broadway Chorus: A 'The Flow of Time and Money' Author to Speak
Author Lloyd Watts will speak to make your greatest contribution he founded Audience, Inc. whose
Grand Night for Singing about his book The Flow of Time
and Money: How to Create a Full
and Prosperous Life at the Liver-
to the world. This book condenses
the two disciplines of time man-
vision is to build systems that hear
the way that human beings do, and
agement and money management commercialize them in dedicated
a very young group. They were more Public Library Civic Center, into a powerful common frame- hardware in the large cell-phone
all cute as buttons. Their spirited 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at work, so they can be understood and PC markets. In 2008 he wrote
renditions of “Its Only a Paper 7pm on Thursday, November 19. together. and published The Flow of Time
Moon” and “Over the Rainbow” There is no charge for this event. Watts was born in London and Money.
were cheered and applauded (and Books will be available for sale England, and received his Ph.D. The Friends of the Livermore
not only by their families). and signing. in Electrical Engineering from the Library have underwritten this
It was a grand night for singing In his book The Flow of Time California Institute of Technology. program as part of the Friends
and the Broadway Chorus sang and Money, Watts lays out the He has worked as an engineer at Authors and Arts Series. For
By Susan Steinberg those beloved spirit-lifting melo- principles of how to manage time Microtel Pacific Research, Syn- additional events, go to the the
Kick back and swing to the dies with love and enthusiasm that and money, so as to create a fulfill- aptics, Arithmos, and Interval library’s website located at www.
music! That was the mood both moved their audience to a grateful ing and prosperous life, ultimately Research Corporation. In 2000, livermore.lib.ca.us.
onstage and in the audience at the ovation.
Lithorama Has Special Features
Broadway Chorus Concert, “The It’s not often that such a pol-
Great American Songbook”. ished group emerges from a vol-
Between singers and listeners, unteer cadre of singers, but each
it was hard to tell who was having concert has shown their increasing The Livermore Lithophile Gem no complete fossils of the animals. be vendors. A ticket for a chance to
more fun. level of excellence. Great credit and Mineral Club will host the an- Mainly the display will consist of win one of the hourly door prizes
Now almost 100 strong, the goes to Musical Director Jenny nual Lithorama on Sat., Nov. 21 teeth, bone fragments and part of is included with every paid admis-
Chorus is full-voiced, energetic, Matteucci, whose zest infused the from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., a tusk. sion. Raffle tickets are available at
and so happy that their mood is whole evening for everyone. Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blake Bufford of Jones and $1 each or 6 for $5. Children will
irresistibly infectious. After all, For all their hard work and This gem and mineral show and Stokes, Inc. in Sacramento col- receive a free items. There will be
who could possibly resist jiving to months of rehearsal, the Valley sale will be held at The Barn, 3131 lected the samples. Bruce Hanson a silent hourly auction of minerals
“Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “I Got owes Broadway Chorus a tre- Pacific Ave., Livermore. is preparing them, which includes and lapidary materials.
Rhythm”, or their rousing opener, mendous vote of thanks for this Clubs from Northern California cleaning and hardening the larger The event also includes how-
“Sing, Sing, Sing.” time-stopping evening of joyous will have displays of such things specimens and recovery of small to-do-it demonstrations such as
Backed by a super jazz combo, music-making. Here’s to many, as cabochons, jewelry, minerals, specimens from material that was faceting, beading, and freeform
the songs covered the classic many more! fossils, freeform cabochons and screened and concentrated. carving.
crooners, with selections like “I more. The material will be sent to the Admission is $4.00 for adults
Only Have Eyes for You,” “Star- The “glow room” will feature Paleontology Department at UC (free weekend re-entry with
dust” and “For All We Know.” Concert a display of fluorescent rocks and
In addition to display, there will
stamped hand) and children age
Especially nostalgic was the non- 12 and under free with adult.
chalance of Sinatra sound-alike Band Goes to A special attraction will be a
Michael Bergez performing “Let’s display of fossils recovered from
Fall in Love,” backed by a soul- the Circus the Zone 7 dig site in 2008. The
ful sax. The Pleasanton Community dig took place off Las Positas Road
Torch songs and blues, jazz and Concert Band “Goes to the Cir- near the Target Store. These are the
swing, followed from masters like cus,” with its next family concert most recent of the Pleistocene fos-
Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington, to be performed at 2 p.m. on Nov. sils found in the Livermore Valley.
Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, 15. The largest animal represented in
Fats Waller, Louis Prima, Ella The concert will be held at the the find is a Mammoth. A similar
Fitzgerald, and the Gershwins. Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Mammoth was unearthed at the
Tin Pan Alley cast its spell over Rd., Pleasanton. National Ignition facility site at
everyone old enough to remember The program will feature Thun- Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory in 1997. The age of the
Bing Crosby’s “Swinging on a der and Blazes, Barnum and Bai-
Mammoth was determined through
Star” and young enough to recog- ley’s Favorite, Circus Polka, The carbon-14 dating and found to be
nize Dave Brubeck’s upbeat “Take Circus Bee, The Skater’s Waltz, 16,000 years old.
5.” Swaying to “slow-dance” fa- Dance of the Tumblers, Sabre A mastodon was found in the
vorites like “Moonglow” brought Dance, Pas Redouble, and Sobre mid-1930s in a quarry just above
back Senior Prom memories for Las Olas. the Blackhawk Center in Dan-
many, while “Hit Me with a Hot There is no admission charge. ville.
Note” had toes tapping and heads However, donations are appreci- Both species became extinct
bobbing to the snappy upbeat ated. 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.
rhythm. Doors will open at 1:40 p.m. For Other animals from the Zone
Dreamy numbers like “Star- more information, call 846-5897 or 7 dig site include a horse, rabbit
dust” alternated with a close-har- go to www.pleasantonband.org. and possible rodents. There are
mony octet’s “I’m Beginning to
See the Light” and some great hot
licks from the excellent combo.
Mellow riffs for each soloist in
“Satin Doll” were played against
a projection of the Manhattan
skyline. It was a perfect nightclub
The Broadway Kids Chorus
made several welcome appear-
ances, every one of them shining
and poised, thanks to their dedi-
cated director Martie Muldoon.
Their clear enunciation and unison
singing was impressive for such
6 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Wine Country
Occasio Winery’s 2009 Harvest Celebration To
Benefit Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry: Season of Giving
Kicks Off With New Wine Releases and Live Music
Occasion family of wines.
cal sounds of guitar, stand up bass, duced from grapes grown right New Release and Harvest Cel-
accordion and percussion will fill here in the Livermore Valley. ebration at Occasio Winery
the winery as guests enjoy a dinner Guests who join the Occasio Saturday, November 14th
Tasting room. paired with a lineup of award-win- Society Wine Club will receive 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
ning Occasio wines. Guests will a wine and cheese pairing educa- URL: www.occasiowinery.com
tion package. Occasio Winery is Where: 2245B South Vasco
have the rare opportunity to taste Road, Livermore
the 2008 Del Arroyo Vineyard Zin- a proud supporter of Slow Food, RSVP: Reservations required by
fandel right out of the barrel. US Ark and of locally produced 11.13.09. Call 925-371-1987 or
By Laura Ness resent over 500 families who are The highlight for wine lovers products and services. All Occasio firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s been an extraordinary har- experiencing hunger. The Haven’s may well be winemaker Kinney’s wines are made exclusively from
vest for Occasio Winery. Owner permanent Food Pantry is located 2007 Thatcher Bay Vineyard Livermore Valley grapes. Occasio Winery invites you to
and winemaker John Kinney de- at the Mar Thoma Church, at 418 Merlot. This velvety, refined wine, The evening’s festivities will experience their boutique winery
cided to mark the occasion with Junction Avenue in Livermore. Ten a delightful melange of dark rasp- conclude with a dessert bar and and tasting salon, where you can
the release of the winery’s 2007 percent of ticket proceeds from this berries, leather, juniper, roasted coffee service. relax and enjoy a glass of wine
Thatcher Bay Vineyard Merlot, of event and others leading into the chestnuts, and honey-baked ham, The event costs $50 per person in the shade of the giant cypress
which only 25 cases were made. holidays will be donated to Tri- received a Silver Medal at the 2009 plus tax for non-wine club mem- tree, at the gateway to Livermore
The evening will be a festive one, Valley Haven Food Pantry. Indy International Wine Com- bers, and $40 per person plus tax, Wine Country. For those wishing
The “End of Harvest” Celebra- petition, one of the largest wine for wine club members. Reserva- to enjoy a more formal tasting,
featuring a concert by “Gaucho,” Occasio’s Library Room accom-
a popular gypsy jazz quartet on tion should be as memorable as this competitions in the United States, tions are required and space is
with more than 3,000 entries from limited to 50 attendees. To make modates parties up to eight people.
Saturday, November 14th begin- recent, bountiful harvest. Begin- By appointment, guests can tour
ning at 6:30 p.m. ning at 6:30 p.m., attendees will around the globe. Hints of wild reservations, call (925) 371-1987.
mushrooms and sage, combined For those who cannot attend the winery, accompanied by the
Timed to provide an opportu- be regaled with Occasio Winery’s winemaker. Occasio Society wine
nity for guests to select wines for Gold Medal winning 2008 Pinot with vibrant acidity, really make this special evening event, Occasio
this an exceptionally interesting Winery will be supporting the lo- club members are invited to tour
their holiday tables, the event is Gris, paired with small bites. At the vineyards, by appointment.
also an occasion for those of us 7:15 p.m., Kinney will welcome Merlot from the Livermore Val- cal Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry
throughout the holiday season. Ten Normal Business Hours:
more fortunate to help stock the everyone to Occasio and intro- ley, and well worth a special trip Friday 12-5pm
cupboards of Tri-Valley Haven duce the evening’s entertainment, to seek out and enjoy. percent of ticket proceeds from Saturday, Sunday 11-4pm
Food Pantry, a local organization “Gaucho,” known for their gypsy Throughout the evening, guests this event and others leading into Please call 925-371-1987 to
that supports approximately 4000 jazz sound of 1930’s Europe, with will savor Occasio’s celebrated the holidays will be donated to the arrange a visit outside of normal
low-income Tri-Valley residents inspiration also drawn from New small lot Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Pantry’s valuable service. business hours.
monthly. These individuals rep- Orleans swing music. The musi- Blanc and Petite Sirah, all pro-
Community THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 7
8 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Art & Entertainment
ART EXHIBITS fineart.com. Country. Fine fruits and cheeses will Spots, Leigh Vance and The Swing dents For tickets call 925.373.6800 or
Livermore Art Association Gallery, be served. For more information Sisters, Friday, Nov 20, at 8pm The online at www.bankheadtheater.org.
offers art classes, unusual gifts, paint- MEETING call (925) 373-6541 http://thomas- swingin’ sounds of The Tex Beneke Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street,
ing rentals, art exhibits and informa- Pleasanton coynewinery.com Orchestra return to Livermore by Downtown Livermore
tion pertaining to the art field, 1255 Art League, Prelude to Christmas, Fenestra popular demand. Featuring the big Rabbit Hole, Pulitzer Prize Winning
Third St., Livermore. The gallery has Livermore Art Winery, Nov. 27, 28 and 29, noon band music of all time from such Broadway Hitby David Lindsay-
been open since 1974 and maintains Association, to 5 p.m. Taste holiday foods along legends as Glenn Miller, Count Abaire. Ohlone College Department
a video library of art tapes, art and general meet- with Fenestra wines. 84 Vallecitos Basie, Benny Goodman, and Tommy of Theatre and Dance. November
craft books and art magazines and ing Mon., Nov. Rd., Livermore. 447-5246 or www. Dorsey. Leigh Vance and her Swing 12-14, 19-21 at 8 PM. A child's tragic
newsletters; hosts art events and 16 at 7:30 p.m. fenestrawinery.com. Sisters will perform homage to the death, a cold marriage bed, quantum
workshops. Hours are Wed.-Sun. at Almond Av- great sister groups of the era including immortality and a girl fight at Whole
11:30-4 p.m. For information call enue School, MUSIC/CONCERTS the Andrews Sisters and the McGuire Foods? These disparate elements
449-9927. 1401 Almond Nakamatsu piano, and Jon Mannase, Sisters. $56/$41/$33/$12 students. come together with a big splash of
The Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery Ave., Liver- clarinet, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Del Valle For tickets call 925.373.6800 or black comedy in Rabbit Hole, the
is hosting an exhibit featuring the more. Guest speaker will be Larry Fine Arts concert. Bankhead Theater, online at www.bankheadtheater.org. fall theatre production at Ohlone
Livermore Art Association from Bendoski, Sculptor. There is no 2400 First St., Livermore. 925-373- Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, College. Smith Center at Ohlone
November 1-30. The Livermore Art charge to attend. The public is 6800, www.bankheadtheater.org. Downtown Livermore. College, 43600 Mission Boulevard
Association is comprised of local welcome. Diablo Symphony, performs concert Asbury Christmas Concert – Asbury in Fremont. $10-$15 510-659-6031,
artists and fine craftspeople whose of all Russian music Nov. 15. Joyce United Methodist Church will hold www.smithcenterpresents.com
mission is to promote public inter- WINERY EVENTS Johnson Hamilton conducts. Pianist its 13th Annual Christmas Concert Tiempo Libre, Dance-Inducing Afro-
est and appreciation of fine art. The Murrieta's Well Winemaker's Din- Temirzhan Yerzhanov is guest soloist. at 7 PM on Sunday Dec. 6, 2009 in Cuban Music, Friday, Nov 13, at 8pm.
gallery is located at 12501 Alcosta ner, Fri., Nov. 13, 6:30 to 9 p.m. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, its Sanctuary at 4743 East Ave. in Tiempo Libre, meaning Free Time,
Blvd. in San Ramon. The gallery is Gourmet four course dinner and 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12 Livermore. All of Asbury’s vocal is one the hottest young Latin bands
open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 accompanying wine pairings hosted youth, $18 senior,, $20 adult. 943- choirs, the Asbury Band and the bell today and is the first authentic all-Cu-
am-9 pm and Fridays from 8:30 by co-founders and winemakers Phil 7469 www.lesherartscenter.com. choir will be performing. Asbury’s ban timba band in the United States.
am-5 pm. For more information you Wente and Sergio Traverso. $90 Per Pleasanton Community Concert pipe organ will also be part of the Equally at home in concert halls, jazz
can contact (925)973-3200 or go to person for Silver Spur Members Band, annual family concert - PCCB evening’s musical offerings. The clubs and dance venues, the members
www.sanramon.ca.gov. $100 Per person for all guests. Res- Goes to the Circus. Nov. 15, 2 p.m. concert is open to the public. A free of the Miami-based band are true
Photogenesis Club of Fremont will ervations are required. Please RSVP Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Rd., will offering can be made at the door. modern heirs to the rich tradition of
have an exhibit at the Livermore by November 8, 2009 by calling: Pleasanton. Free admission. There will be a punch and cookie re- the music of their native Cuba. A hit
Main Library, 1188 South Livermore 925.456.2395 or by email at tastin- Sycamore Strings Academy students ception immediately following in the in the U.S. and abroad, the group is
Ave. titled: "Fremont, A portrayal of groom@murrietaswell perform in concert on Sunday, Fellowship Hall. For more informa- also celebrated for its incendiary,
cultural and natural diversity through Occasio Winery, celebrates the end of November 15, at 6:00 P.M. at the tion call Jean Braun at 449-4168, the joyful performances of “timba,” a
photographic imagery." The work the harvest with the release of its 2007 Centerpointe Presbyterian Church, church office at 447-1950 or e-mail: dance-inducing mix of high-voltage
will be displayed throughout the Thatcher Bay Vineyard Merlot (only 3410 Cornerstone Ct. in Pleasanton. JoanneP@asburylive.org Latin jazz and the seductive rhythms
month of November. 25 cases were made) and a concert by The students will perform a variety of of “son.” $56/$41/$33/$12 students.
An exhibition by oil artist Amy D. “Gaucho,” a gypsy jazz quartet. The pieces for violin, cello, and chamber ON THE STAGE For tickets call 925.373.6800 or
Leung at John Christopher Cellars, celebration will take place on Satur- orchestra by Vivaldi, Shostakovich The School for Scandal, a 1777 clas- online at www.bankheadtheater.org.
at Blacksmith Square, 25 South day, November 14 beginning at 6:30 and J.S. Bach and others. Tickets sic comedy of wit and manners set Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street,
Livermore Ave., Livermore until p.m. Throughout the evening guests are free. Everyone, young and old, in contemporary times. A Comedy of Downtown Livermore
November 29. Available for viewing will taste Occasio’s small lot Pinot is welcome. For more information, Very Bad Manners - By Richard Brin- Hamlet, a free 55-minute presentation
every Thursday to Sunday from 12:00 Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite visit www.sycamorestringsacademy. sley Sheridan, Directed by Wendy of Shakespeare’s original ghost story,
-6:00 PM. For information please call Sirah. The End of Harvest celebration com or call 925-606-5818. Wisely. Performances are Nov. 13, on Sun., Nov. 15 at the Pleasanton
925-456-9463. will conclude with a dessert bar and Black Violin, quite classical, not quite 14, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 22 Library. The performance begins at 2
Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Butterfly coffee service. The event costs $50 hip-hop, duo performs at the Bank- at 2 p.m. in the Las Positas College p.m. This is the first time Shakespeare
Art, The Museum’s upstairs art gal- per person plus tax for non-wine club head Theater on November 16 and 17 Theater, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., on Tour will stage a beginning-to-end
lery will feature the work of water members and $40 per person plus tax at 9 and 11am for four student per- Livermore. Tickets are $12 general production of Hamlet. The script
colorist Elizabeth Koval Maffeo for wine club members. Reservations formances as part of the Livermore admission, $8 students and seniors. will be edited for length, remov-
from thru November 15, 2009. Free are required no later than Thursday, Valley Performing Arts Center’s Arts For more information, contact Ken ing the subplot of Rosencrantz and
with museum admission. For more November 12. Space is limited to 50 and Education Programming. Influ- Ross at 424-1166. Guildenstern, but many of the most
information contact Connie Loosli at attendees. To make reservations, call ences range from Shostakovich and Amador Valley High School drama, famous speeches will be included.
email@example.com. www. (925) 371-1987. Occasio Winery is Bach to Nas and Jay-Z. Black Violin Help, I’m Trapped in a High School, The program is free and open to all.
wildlife-museum.org. The Museum located at 2245B South Vasco Road, will appear at the Bankhead Theater Nov. 12, 14, 19, 20 and 21, 7:30 p.m. No registration required. For more
is located in Walnut Creek. Livermore. for four student performances on Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita information, call Penny Johnson,
Flying Solo, a series of exhibits Holiday Preview, Nov. 26-29, 11 Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, Rd., Pleasanton. www.amadordons. 925/931-3405.
presented by Poetry On Canvas a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wente Vineyards November 17 at 9 and 11am. Tickets com. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Sunday,
Pleasanton showing in November will welcome early holiday shop- are available at the theater ticket of- Opera San Jose, performs Cinderella Nov 15, at 12pm and 5pm. Get
& December at the Berry Patch in pers for tastings of Wente Vineyards fice, 2400 First Street, by phone at in the Fast Lane: La Cenerentola. yourself invited to “Tony N’ Tina’s
Downtown Pleasanton on Main & sustainably farmed estate grown 925-373-6800 and online at www. Nov. 14-29. Italian with English Wedding,” now celebrating its 19th
Angela. Schedule: John West- Nov wines, including The Nth Degree bankheadtheater.org. supertitles. California Theatre, 345 Hilarious Year in New York, where
8 to Nov 14; Tricia Leonard- Nov 15 wines, tours of the cellars, and other Jeffrey Siegel, Keyboard Conversa- South First St., San Jose. $51-$91. you don’t just watch the show...you
- Nov 21; Antonia Wennink-Nov 22 gifts available in the Estate Tasting tions Livermore Valley Performing www.operasj.org. are the show! Guests are seated on
- Nov 28; Gary Winter- Nov 29 - Dec Room. For more information, visit An Evening with Jane Hamilton, Rae the Bankhead Stage throughout the
5; Judi Caplan- Dec 6 - Dec 12; Dee www.wentevineyards.com. Special Dorough Speaker Series, Thursday, evening. It’s an all-inclusive event
Haag- Dec 13 - Dec 19; Claudette tasting flights will be developed at no Nov 12, at 7:30 pm Jane Hamilton where the audience members are
McDermott- Dec 20 - Dec 26; Stan additional charge. Wente Vineyards lives, works, and writes in an or- treated like members of the family.
Vierk - Dec 27 - Jan 3 Estate Tasting Room, 5565 Tesla chard farmhouse in Wisconsin. Her The event includes a full Italian meal,
Meet artist Karen Honaker, Nov Road, Livermore. first published works were short champagne toast, wedding cake and
13, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Nov 14, 1 Thomas Coyne Winery Winter stories, “My Own Earth” and “Aunt dancing. While dining, guests will sit
p.m. to 4 p.m. Alexander's Fine Art, Open House, Nov. 27, 28 and 29, Marj’s Happy Ending,” for Harper’s among the actors and even have the
downtown Pleasanton, presents an noon to 5 p.m. New varietals will be Magazine in 1983. “Aunt Marj’s option to dance with the bride and
open studio with watercolorist Karen released: 06 Tannat, 07 Graciano, 06 Happy Ending” later landed a spot groom during the infamous money
Honaker. Meet the artist and see her Mourvèdre, 08 Sweet Emilie (a white in “The Best American Short Sto- dance, when dollar donations for
new original paintings. Honaker's port style). Visit the historic tasting ries of 1984.” Her first novel, “The LVPAC will be accepted. Please
work creates an intimate view of room located 51 E. Vallecitos Road., Arts Center Presents. Nov. 18, 7:30 Book of Ruth,” won the PEN/Ernest bring a wrapped wedding gift (nice
momentary reality with vibrant color. Livermore, Ca. The tasting room was p.m. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Hemingway Foundation Award for or white elephant) to be placed in an
608 Main Street, Pleasanton. RSVP built in 1881 and is a landmark in St., Livermore. 925-373-6800, www. best first novel and was a selection auction to raise money for LVPAC.
925-846-6015 or info@alexanders- the Livermore Valley Wine Country. bankheadtheater.org. of the Oprah Book Club. Her second Dress the part and come in charac-
Bring a picnic and enjoy sweeping Swinging with the Big Band starring novel, “A Map of the World,” was an ter as a wedding guest. All Seats
views of the Livermore Valley Wine The Tex Beneke Orchestra, The Ink international bestseller. $30/$12 stu- $98 including Buffet, Wine, Show,
Art & Entertainment THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 9
and $50 Tax Deductible Donation Nutcracker. Performances will take open to the public. The film is 96 to 5; Sun. 10 to 4. Items for sale will Railroadiania Slides, t-shirts, videos,
For tickets call 925.373.6800 or place at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 minutes long. For more information include handcrafted furniture, framed railroad gift item, books, photos and
online at www.bankheadtheater.org. First Street in Livermore, Calif., call Janice Bauman, 931-3411. wall art, hand painted furniture and much more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, December 12-20, 2008. Public per- It’s a Wonderful Life as part of its accessories, architectural art carv- days. Special: Sell old trains, get
Downtown Livermore. formances will be accompanied the new Classic Cinema series Sunday, ings, holiday items, chocolates, free appraisals on site. www.great-
Lamplighters Music Theatre, warp Livermore-Amador Symphony pit December 13, at 2:00 p.m. The show- fudge, soups, dressings, all types of trainexpo.com
drive into the 25th Century with their orchestra and holiday carols by Har- ing, underwritten by Arts Leadership gourmet delights, purses, clothing All Breed Cat Show, Nov. 28-29, Al-
44th annual Champagne Gala Fund- mony Fusion will highlight the show Alliance, will take place at the Grand and more. Adult $7, Child (under ameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasan-
raiser – Star Drek: The Generation prior to opening curtain and during Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 10) $2, Seniors $7, parking $8. www. ton. Presented by Fog City Cat Club.
Central Avenue, on the corner of countryfolkart.com 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Cat show
After That. After sustaining dam- the “snow” scene. Evening perfor-
Central and Seventh Street, Tracy. Great Western & Atlantic Train for over 12 breeds including judging
age to the main engines and losing mances will take place December Show, Nov. 28-29, Alameda County
their fuel supply during an asteroid 12, 18, 19 and 20, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for General Admis- of over 200 cats. Lots of vendors
sion seating. They may be purchased Fairgrounds, Pleasanton. The show with gifts, toys, supplies, cat trees,
storm, Captain James T. Quirk and Matinee performances will take place features 200 - 500 tables of train
online at www.atthegrand.org, by beds, artwork, clothing, jewelry &
his landing party beam down onto on December 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2008 phone at (209) 831-6TKT (6858) or dealers who offer everything from more. Special: Pedigreed kittens for
a strange planet – D’Oyle Quatre at 2:00 p.m. All seats are reserved. in person at the Leona Darr Willis HO scale, N scale, Lionel(0 gauge), sale, rescue kitten and cat adoptions,
- in search of diatonic crystals. The Tickets are $33, $27 and $24 for Box Office. G gauge, Z scale, American Flyer household pet cat judging too. Adult
crew find themselves in the midst of adults and $18 for students 17 years (s gauge), hobby tools, die cast ve- $6, Child $3, Seniors $5, parking $8.
a never-ending war between factions and younger. They may be purchased MISCELLANEOUS hicles, train whistles, scenery items, www.fogcitycatclub.com
and to make matters worse a strange online at www.bankheadtheater.org Friday Night Open Mic for Teens,
portal keeps sucking people out to or by phone at 925-373-6800. Tickets Nov. 13, performers sign up between
who-knows-where. Sun., Nov. 15, 4 may also be purchased in person at 6 and 7 p.m. Rules and forms avail- New Literary Harvest
p.m. Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. the theater box office, 2400 First St., able on ptown411.com. Veterans
Tickets: $50-95 415-392-4400 •
Livermore. Information available at
Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton. $8 in
advance and $10 at the door; student
Release Party Planned
Plaid Tidings, holiday edition of tickets with valid ID $5 in advance A release party is set for Sat., Nov. 21 for the "Saturday Salon Liter-
Forever Plaid, November 19 to AUDITIONS/VOLUNTEERS and at the door. ary Harvest."
December 6, Thursday, Friday and Livermore's 2010 Talent Competi- Women’s Day of Poetry, Sat., Nov. The event will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at Swirl on the Square,
Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and tion is now accepting applications. 14, 7 p.m. Hear four Bay Area Poets 21 South Livermore.
Sundays at 2 p.m. The Douglas Mor- Aspiring performers are invited to whose poems appeared in the Sum- A series of readings will be presented on the following schedule:
risson Theatre, 22311 North Third St., audition and compete in the next mer 2009 Issue of Calyx. Rebound
Bookstore, 1611 4th Street, San Noon: Cher Wollard, Carl Gamez, Larry Beresford, Chris Alesso; 1
Hayward. $25 adults, $22 seniors, Livermore Talent Competition. p.m.: Ethel Mays, Patricia Bacon, VZ Bryam, Tania Selden, Harriet
Rafael, (415) 482-0550. Featured po-
$25 juniors/students. For tickets call Information and applications are ets: Dian Duchin Reed, Connie Post Sue Boyd, Albert Rothman;
the box office at (510) 881-6777 or go available at www.LivermoresTalent- (former Livermore Poet Laureate),
on-line towww.dmtonline.org. Competition.com. Applications must
2 p.m.: Shannon Brown, Helen Gladden, Thomas Lofgren, Marilyn
Nancy Cherry, and Theresa White- Slade, LaDonna Fehlberg; 3 p.m.: Karen Hogan, Linda Milanese, Jim
Rumpelstiltskin, Friday, November be received by December 11, 2009. hall. Information on Calyx: www.
20, 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November The top winners in each age category calypress.org. For more information
Carcioppolo, Tom Darter; 4 p.m. Cynthia Patton, Cathleen Yarahmadi,
21, 11:00 a.m. The theater is located – youth (17 and under) and adults (18 contact: Connie Post at Connie@ Pat Coyle, Selense Steese; and 5 p.m.: Kathy Lechner, Frank Thorn-
at 715 Central Avenue, on the corner and over) – will take home $2,500. poetrypost.com. burgh, Jerry Blair, and Susan Mayall.
of Central and Seventh Street, Tracy. This year's event is open to anyone Tinker Bell is coming to Alexander's The public is invited to attend. The literary magazine is published
The classic tale, Rumpelstiltskin, is from anywhere, not just Bay Area Fine Art in downtown Pleasanton. by 4th Street Studio. For information, call 447-1400.
performed by 50-60 of Tracy’s lo- residents. The two Rotary Clubs of Meet Disney's original reference
cal students who have participated Livermore are again sponsoring this model for Tinker Bell, Margaret
in Missoula Children’s Theatre’s event. All net proceeds will go to the Kerry and illustrator/artist Ron Dias
week long residency. Tickets are $15 community grants that are presented on Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Alex-
for adults and $10 for children and by the Rotary clubs throughout the ander's Fine Art, 608 Main Street,
seniors. Grand Box Seats available year. Information is available at www. Pleasanton. RSVP at 925-846-6015
for an additional $15.00 and Parterre livermorestalentcompetition.com. or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seating for an additional $5.00. They Lithorama 2009 Gem & Mineral
Show, Nov. 21-22, The Barn, Liver-
may be purchased online at www. MOVIES more. Displays include cabochons,
atthegrand.org, by phone at (209) Mature Adult Program – MAP at the jewelry, minerals, fossils, freeform
831-6TKT (6858) or in person at the Pleasanton Public Library, will show cabochons and more. Glow room
Leona Darr Willis Box Office. "Up," a Walt Disney/Pixar movie on displays fluorescent rocks and
Tuesday, November 17 at 1:00pm. minerals. Vendors. Presented by the
DANCE Carl Fredricksen spent his entire Livermore Valley Lithophiles Gem
The Dream Of The Snow Queen, life dreaming of exploring the globe & Mineral Society. Saturday 10 a.m.
Livermore School of Dance holiday and now in his 78th year he launches to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
show. Performances will be at 2 p.m. his house into the sky via thousands Admission $4 for both days, children
and 7 p.m. on Sat., November 28 at of balloons. Right after lift-off he 12 and under free with adult. www.
the Bankhead Theater. Original story discovers he has a stowaway in the lithophiles.com
about a young child trying to find the form of an over optimistic 8-year-old
true meaning of the holidays. $26, Wilderness Explorer named Russell. FAIRGROUNDS
$20 and $18; seniors (65 yrs.) and This hilarious journey takes you into Country Folk Art Craft Show, Nov.
children 12 and under receive $3.00 a lost world with the least likely duo 20-22, Alameda County Fairgrounds,
discount. 925-373-6800 and on-line on Earth. This program is free and Pleasanton. Fri. 4 to 9 p.m., Sat. 10
Sunol Jazz Café, 11986 Main Street,
Sunol (925) 862-2800: Organic local
farm produce sold Tuesdays and Sun-
days. Ballroom dancing with Dixie
Sounds 2nd and 4th Tuesdays; ball-
room dancing with Big Band Sound
1st and 3rd Tuesdays ($5 suggested
donation for band); dinner buffet
available. Sunday brunch and Jazz
Music - full breakfast fare / made-
to-order omelets and BBQ.
Valley Dance Theatre, celebrates its
30th Anniversary Season with its
annual full-length production of the
Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic The
10 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Community
CrossWinds Church Answering Call to Volunteer
CrossWinds Church is cancel- health care that is responsive and Bike racing program; volunteers • Pleasanton Senior Services more likely to say “yes” to doing
ling its Sunday church services affordable; we’ll be doing some will be setting and cleaning up the (Doing yard work and cleaning a deserving service project.
to participate in a project called maintenance of their facility.) course, and providing race day projects for seniors who are still To view the complete list of
“Beyond These Walls.” On Sun- • Baja Missions Trip (Build- support.) in their own homes.) projects and to sign up, visit www.
day, November 22, instead of ing a house for a poor family in • MedShare (Medshare is a • Prayer Quilts (Cutting squares crosswindschurch.org.
having people take a seat in the Tijuana.) non-profit organization dedicated for quilts; the quilts will be donated The church is hoping 2,000
auditorium, the church will be • Camp Arroyo (General clean- to improving the environment to seniors.) volunteers from CrossWinds and
asking people to take an assign- up of this “green built” park that and health care through the ef- • Shepherd’s Gate Support their friends will make this a “can’t
ment—an assignment that will offers residential and environ- ficient recovery and redistribution (Shepherd’s Gate provides Christ- miss” event and will help create a
allow themselves, their family and mental camps for school children of surplus medical supplies and centered services and housing to ripple effect in the church and in
their friends to serve people in the and children with life-threatening equipment to health care facilities battered and homeless women the community this fall. Cross-
local communities. diseases.) in developing countries; we’ll be and children; will be cleaning and Winds cannot wait to see what
CrossWinds is asking its con- • Camp Character (Children sorting and packing supplies.) organizing at their center.) happens among us as we seek to go
gregation members put their hands, will make blankets, and put togeth- • Missionary Respite House • Valley Pregnancy Center Baby beyond our walls together.
feet and hearts into the church’s er totes for homeless children.) Project (Restoring an old house Gift Drive and Deep Cleaning
mission statement to “know, love • Canyon Middle School Cam- on our new church property; pro- (VPC offers free counseling and
and reflect Jesus in our communi- pus Beautification (Painting, land- viding suitable living quarters for compassionate support to women
ties and world.” People will have scaping, and other maintenance our missionaries when they come who are experiencing an unplanned
some choices as to what worthy
“people projects” they can chose to
projects that are long overdue.)
• Eden Villa Assisted Living
home between stints on the mis-
pregnancy; we’ll be hosting a gift
drive for some expectant mothers
participate in. Some of the people Visit (Assemble and deliver gift • Mount Diablo Cleanup (Help-
ing with a few different cleanup
and helping with some cleaning of
who will be served through this packs to 40 residents.)
project are children in developing • Kids Karnival (Creating a fun projects.) • VA Hospital Visitation (The Gingerbread
countries, families impacted by carnival environment for families • Open Heart Kitchen Neigh- VA Hospital in Livermore pro-
disabilities, the elderly, veterans, affected by disabilities.) borhood Food Drive (Neighbor- vides exceptional health care for Cookies
the homeless and hungry, unwed • Habitat for Humanity (Habitat hood food drives to help boost their veterans; we’ll be visiting with
mothers, Mount Diablo Park, a for Humanity creates successful inventory.) them and organizing a poker tour-
local school, overseas missionaries home ownership opportunities for • Operation Christmas Child nament.)
and many more. Following is a list families with limited incomes; we (a Christian relief and evangelism One of the unique things about
of the projects: will be working on a development organization; making toys, filling this event is that even those who do
• Alameda County Food Bank in Oakland.) shoeboxes, and loading trucks.) not attend church regularly can get
(Sorting, boxing, and shelving • Hayward Salvation Army • Operation Cranberry Sauce involved. Even people who may
donated food) Painting Project (Sprucing up the (Helping families who need assis- say “no” to an invitation to attend In 1977, a group of women
• Axis Community Health (Axis community center.) tance this holiday season.) a church service may be much founded Tri-Valley Haven. To
provides medical and mental • Livermore Cyclocross Event: raise money to pay for the articles
of incorporation, one of the found-
ing mothers, Claire Nelson, would
bake batches of gingerbread cook-
ies and sell them at the community
bazaar. This holiday tradition con-
tinues with the annual Gingerbread
During the first weekend in
December, several thousand hand-
made gingerbread boys and girls
will be baked, decorated and pack-
aged for delivery. All funds raised
will benefit the Tri-Valley Ha-
ven’s shelter for battered women
Firefighters Launch Annual Toy Drive
and their children, sexual assault
prevention programs, homeless
services, community outreach,
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire donate toys to LPFD. Donated Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton; counseling, and the 24-hour crisis
• Toys-R-Us Toy Collection
Department (LPFD) has launched toys are given to children who live Station 3, 3200 Santa Rita Road, hotline.
Day at Toys-R-Us in Dublin.
the local Toys-for-Tots Campaign in the Tri-Valley region. Through Pleasanton; Station 4, 1600 Oak Orders are now being accepted
LPFD Firefighters will collect toys
for the 2009 Holiday Season. Once the donations of businesses, com- Vista Parkway, Pleasanton; Station for this hand-made gingerbread
by the staged antique fire engine.
again designated as an official munity organizations, schools 5, 1200 Machado Place, Pleasan- boys and girls. Each cookie is
• Pacific Swimming 14-Under
Local Community Organization and individuals, firefighters met ton; Station 6, 4550 East Avenue, 7.5” tall and can be customized
Junior Olympics Championship
by the Toys-for-Tots Foundation, a goal of collecting 15,000 toys Livermore; Station 7, 951 Rincon with the name of a loved one, co-
Hosted by the Pleasanton Se-
LPFD firefighters have already be- last year. The race is on to meet Avenue, Livermore; Station 8, worker, teacher, friend, etc. at no
ahawks, Friday to Sunday, Decem-
gun collecting, storing, and sorting the same goal this year, and LPFD 5750 Scenic Avenue, Livermore; additional cost.
ber 4 to 6, 2009 Dolores Bengtson
new and unwrapped toys that will has several toy collection events Station 9, 1919 Cordoba Street, Cookies cost $5 each. Orders
Aquatic Center, 4455 Black Ave.
benefit and provide holiday cheer planned over the holiday season, Livermore; and Station 10, 330 of $100 or more will receive free
for the children of the Tri-Valley. including: Airway Boulevard, Livermore. delivery directly to the address
All Livermore and Pleasanton
The LCO designation gives • Annual Holiday Parades held Police Department Locations of choice. An order form can be
Fire and Police Stations also have
LPFD recognition as an official toy in Pleasanton and Livermore. : Livermore Police Department, found on the website at www.
Toys for Tots containers where
drop-off location by the National Parades are scheduled for Sat- 1110 South Livermore Avenue; trivalleyhaven.org. Orders must
the public can drop-off new, un-
Toys for Tots Foundation, which urday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m. Pleasanton Police Department, be received by Tuesday, Decem-
lists LPFD on its website so that in Livermore and at 4:00 p.m. in 4833 Bernal Avenue. ber 1. They will be available for
Station 1, 3560 Nevada Street,
businesses and/or individuals can Pleasanton down Main Street. pick-up on Monday, December 7
Pleasanton; Station 2, 6300
after 12 p.m.
Community THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 11
BPW Honoring Woman of the Year 2009
Livermore Valley Business and following email Loni@Livermore- training. She worked as a nurse profit to buy it. The sanctuary en-
Professional Women has selected PrintAndSign.com or stop by dur- until her father requested she help ables families a safe, secure home
Anita Gandolfo as Woman of the ing the business day at Livermore run Joesville Grocery and Hotel for up to a year.
Year 2009 for her contributions to Print and Sign, 383 South I Street, on Portola Ave (located across She used the brick and stone
the area including helping make downtown Livermore. the street from the current Rock motif of the Rock House and
Shepherd’s Gate current facility Gandolfo was born and raised House. Joesville burned to the Castle Rock buildings to build
possible. in Livermore. She attended St. ground in 1965. Anita’s father and develop the shopping center
A dinner honoring Mrs. Gan- Michael’s as a child, St. Joseph’s loved stonework. He designed on the corner of Portola and North
dolfo will be held Nov. 20. Dinner Presentation Academy in Berkeley the brick and stone motifs on the Livermore Ave
will be $20 per person. Anyone and graduated from Livermore Rock House and Castle Rock Anita also rebuilt the Rock
who would like to attend the din- High School. As a young woman, Restaurant. House Sports Bar and Deli. She
ner is requested to RVSP to the Anita attended Holy Names Col- She married to Richard Gan- enlarged the building to include a
LVBPW secretary, Loni Frankland lege in Oakland and Providence dolfo in 1950. They had 3 children, Gift Shop that Anita still person-
at Livermore Print and Sign, at the Hospital (now Merritt) for nurses John (who now runs the Pumpkin ally runs.
Maze), Kathryn and Richard all of Her labor of love was the re-
whom still reside in the area. Anita building of the stone building
raised her family in the traditional which is now Castle Rock Res-
“stay at home mom” style of her taurant. Air Force Airman 1st Class
generation. Anita is still a lively, spunky Ashton M. Van Winkle
Anita became the facilitator in lady who is a sharp businesswom- graduated from basic military
the expansion of Shepherd’s Gate an as well as a generous contribu- training at Lackland Air Force
Women’s Shelter when she made tor to the YLI Catholic charities. Base, San Antonio, Texas.
it possible for her friend, Alice YLI is the Young Ladies Institute She is the daughter of Torrey
Talk Hawks Bring Home Ann to expand the operation. Alice
Ann’s dream was a new building
which was started by some nuns to
educate priests. Anita says most of
Kochendorfer of Livermore,
and the granddaughter of Jim
Sweepstakes Awards across the street from the original
sheltee. Anita owned the property.
the ladies in the organization are no
longer young. Smith of Reno, Nev. Van Winkle
She made it possible for the non is a 2008 graduate of Granada
The Las Positas College (LPC) Talk Hawks once again spoke their
way to victory at the Kevin Twohy Invitational Tournament recently
High School, Livermore.
held at Diablo Valley College. The tournament included colleges from
Southern California, and one from El Paso, Texas. The LPC Speech
Team took two Sweepstakes awards - Second Community College
Sweepstakes and 3rd Individual Events Sweepstakes, the top com-
munity college to win the award.
Novice Talk Hawk Kricel Gutierrez won three 1st place awards.
The following students racked up twenty-seven individual awards at
Jordan Adelman, Livermore, Top Novice Drama Interpretation, 3rd
Novice Prose Interpretation; Kricel Gutierrez, Tracy, 1st Novice Prose
Interpretation, 1st Novice Informative Speaking, 1st Novice Persuasive
Speaking; Kailas Menon, Pleasanton, Finalist Novice Informative
Speaking, Finalist Novice Persuasive Speaking, Sara Slechta, Castro
Valley, 3rd Novice Speech-to-Entertain, Semi-finalist Novice Informa-
tive Speaking, Finalist Novice Prose Interpretation;
Mark Svetik, Livermore, 1st Novice Prose Interpretation, 3rd
Novice Impromptu; Birney Young, Dublin, 1st Open Communication
Analysis, 2nd Open Impromptu, 3rd Open Communication Analysis,
3rd Open Informative Speaking; Justine Whitfield, Livermore, 1st
Novice Speech-to-Entertain, 2nd Novice Speech-to-Entertain, 3rd
Novice Informative Speaking; Charlie Passero, Livermore, Finalist
Open Communication Analysis, Finalist Open Informative Speaking,
Finalist Open Poetry Interpretation; Lanea Warren, Pleasanton, Finalist
Novice Informative Speaking Pictured at the grand opening of the new Hope Hospice office in Dublin are (from left) Helen Meier,
Las Positas College Instructors Janet Brehe Johnson and Jim Dobson executive director; and Tim Neal Board President of Hope Hospice along with Alameda County
coach the Talk Hawks. Supervisor Scott Haggerty. The new, larger offices are at 6377 Clark Avenue, Suite 100, Dublin.
12 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Community
(Organizations wishing to run notices in (relative, friend, bus, paratransit.) For a ride or Tri-Valley Division #85, meets Tues., Nov. 17 from the San Ramon Valley Times newspaper. Sponsored by the San Ramon AAUW (Ameri-
Bulletin Board, send information to PO Box to volunteer to provide a ride, contact Jennifer at the IBEW Union Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, Meeting 11:30 to 2 p.m. Lunch $19. Call Myrna, can Association of University Women). The
1198, Livermore, CA 94551, in care of Bulletin Cullen at (925) 931-5387 or ja.cullen@yahoo. Dublin. Bonnie Weiss, a teacher of musical 560-0656, for info and reservations. sale benefits students in San Ramon and former
Board. Include name of organization, meeting com. Funding for the Senior Transportation history and appreciation at San Francisco State ReBoot Camp provides tools to help foster girls in the Renaissance Program at CSU
date, time, place and theme or subject. Phone Program is provided by Alameda County and Dominican Universities, will present a Veterans returning from combat who are hav- East Bay. The event is free to the public. Ques-
number and contact person should also be Transportation Improvement Authority and program on Mary Martin, who starred as Nellie ing difficulty reconnecting with family, com- tions: call Julie at 828-8275.
included. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.) Measure B Funds. Forbush in South Pacific, Peter Pan, and Maria munity, and career. Face to face meetings are a Christmas Craft Faire, Sunday, Dec. 6, 1
Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Hearing Loss Association of America, Von Trapp in the Sound of Music. Presentation returning Veteran’s 1st Civilian Division. They to 6 p.m. St. Clare's Episcopal Church, Pleasan-
Dec. 5 at 690 North L St., Livermore All items Tri-Valley Chapter, meets Nov. 19, in the at 11:50 a.m. followed by lunch. Cost is $13. connect returning Veterans to other returning ton. Handmade gifts, live holiday music, food
sold have been made by clients. Funds benefit Valley Community Church, at 4455 Del Valle For information, call 373-8254. Veterans who are facing the same challenges. and door prizes. Admission is $8 (kids 5 & under
GARDEN Tri-Valley, a nonprofit organiza- Parkway, Pleasanton at 7:00 PM. The program Brain Book Club meets Wednesday, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7265 are free) & includes holiday food sampler and
tion for developmentally disabled adults in will start at 7:30 PM. Meetings are open to the November 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Towne Center hosts a local 1st Civilian Division unit from one door prize ticket. For more info, contact
Livermore. public, are free, and refreshments are served. Books, 555 Main Street, Pleasanton. The book 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Veterans St. Clare’s Episcopal Church at 925-462-4802
Handling the Holidays, Planning ahead, Malvina Levy of the Hearing and Speech is "Wherever You Go, There You Are" by Jon Hall, 5th and L Streets in downtown Livermore. or email@example.com or visit the church website
examining feelings and fears, brainstorming Center of Northern California will speak on Kabat-Zinn. Everyone's welcome -- zesty Veterans helping Veterans reconnect to civilian at www.stclarespleasanton.org
with other family members, and expectations new developments in the treatment of Tinnitus. prose, free tea, & parking behind the store. life. To learn more or to let the group know Bingo, every Sunday, Games 4 p.m. to
are areas we will explore. Hope Hospice offers The meeting will be captioned for the benefit Livermore Lions Lunch Branch invites you’re coming, visit the website at http://www. 8 p.m. 18 $250 pay-outs, 1 $350 payout, &
a program to discuss strategies that can make of those with extreme hearing loss. For more the public to a luncheon meeting Wednesday, ReBootCamp.US or call the Director, Joy more! Bingo Ranch, 3070 Pacific Avenue,
a difference in how to manage to “Handle the information contact Hiram Van Blarigan at November 18 from noon to 1:30 PM at the Montgomery, at 925.292.9898. Livermore. 606-7777. Must be 18 years old to
Holidays." Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Taylor Zephyr Grill, 1736 First Street in Livermore DAR, Daughters of the American attend. Pacific Avenue, Livermore. 606-7777.
– 9:00 p.m. and Friday, December 4, 10:00 at 925 846 3647 for a presentation by Ayn Wieskamp, Direc- Revolution, Jose Maria Amador Chapter, Benefits LVCS / CCEF.
a.m. – 12:00 Noon. Hope Hospice Grief Sup- Widowed Men and Women of Northern tor Ward 5 East Bay Regional Park District. Pleasanton, join the members and prospective RELIGION
port Center, 6377 Clark Avenue, Suite 100, CA., Lunch/optional shopping in Livermore, $15 for lunch and program – pay at the door. members for social gathering and history of our Divorce Care, Valley Bible Church, 7106
Dublin. (925) 829-8770. To RSVP, please call Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m., RSVP by Nov. 17 to Call Lion Carol Beddome at 925-201-6068 American roots. Members are descended from Johnson Dr., Pleasanton. 13 week seminar and
Hope Hospice at 925-829-8770. This program Kathy, 398-8005. Happy hour in Pleasanton, for reservation. Patriots who won the American Revolutionary support group for people who are separated
is being held in the new location. Nov. 20, 5 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 18 to Lorraine, Armchair Travelers, Livermore Civic War of Independence from England. Monthly or divorced. Meetings Mondays from 7 to 9
Dublin Senior Center, trip to Healdsburg, 846-5695. Friendly bridge, optional lunch in Center Library, Thurs., Nov. 12, from 1:30 to meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the p.m. $25 for workbook and other materials.
Dec. 12, 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Includes wine Hayward, Nov. 21, 1 p.m., RSVP by Nov. 16 2:30 p.m. Former Livermore mayor John Shir- month. For more information and meeting loca- Preregistration is required. Contact Mark
country Christmas party, no-host lunch, $30 to Elma, 510-582-1308. Champagne birthday ley will present digital photographs of his recent tion, please contact Susan at 925-699-4147. Porter, 846-9693 or email@example.com
resident, $35 nonresident. 556-4511. www. brunch in San Ramon, Nov. 22, 11:45 a./m., trip to France for the 3rd Infantry Division’s 65th The second annual “Put a Little Love In for details or to register.
ci.dublin.ca.us. RSVP by Nov. 19 to Marsha, 355-0757. Lunch anniversary tour of World War II battle sites. Your Heart” will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 L.I.F.E. (Lessons in Faith Experience),
Thanksgiving Dance, Single Profes- in Dublin, Nov. 29, 11:30 a.m., RSVP by Nov. John Shirley led a tour of veterans and family p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 19 at Blacksmith Square, Fr. Kenan Osborne, O.F.B. will be presenting
sionals of all ages are invited to celebrate 27 to Marsha at 830-8483. members. He will discuss highlights of the tour, 21 South Livermore Ave., Livermore. Live Reconciliation: What does it mean for us
Thanksgiving with new single friends, Sat- Casino-Bingo Night, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. and provide background information about the music will be provided by Roger Kardinal Today? on November 17 at 7:30 pm at St.
urday, November 28, 8pm-Midnight, at the Livermore-Pleasanton Elks Lodge, 940 Lark- battle sites they visited. Adults are invited to – Acoustic Classic Rock Guitar. There will Charles Borromeo in Livermore, as part of
Pleasanton Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon spur Dr., Livermore. Hors d'oeuvres, no host this free program on the second Thursday of be wine tasting and appetizers. Art Thoms, the series. This education series welcomes
Road, Pleasanton. Adults of all ages are cocktails, variety of games. $10 per person. each month in the Community Meeting Rooms former Oakland Raider, will be selling sports all people, regardless of religious affiliation.
welcome. $20 at the door includes dancing to Proceeds to benefit major projects. 455-8829 of the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore memorabilia. Michelle Bucket, of Michelle’s A free will offering of $5 is appreciated. For
current hits and oldies. Coat & tie/dressy attire for information. Avenue, Livermore. For additional information Jewelry Box, will be selling her custom jew- more information contact Julie at upcatholic@
are recommended. Anyone who wishes more Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring please call 925 373-5500. elry. Raffle prizes will be given away. Linda aol.com or 925-447-4549 ext 114.
information about this and many more singles Club, Sat., Nov. 14, 105 miles up Mines Rd. Free computer classes, Livermore Public McKeever, Executive Director of Open Heart St. Charles Borromeo & St. Michael's
parties may visit www.ThePartyHotline.com and backside of Mt. Hamilton, meet 6:30 a.m. Library, 1188 So. Livermore Ave. Introduction Kitchen, will be on hand to accept your tax Catholic Churches, present Mary Fair speak-
or call 415/507-9962. at Harvest Park School, Pleasanton, Russ to Microsoft Word, Monday, November 16, deductible donations. Checks, cash and credit ing on "Identify and Affirm Your Talents to Live
Tri-Valley Holistic Moms Network, Berckmoes, 202-7383. Sat., Nov. 14, 55 miles 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. Google and Beyond, Monday, cards will be accepted. For more information Your Strengths." The program is Thursday,
meets Monday, November 16 at 7 p.m. Gerrie St. Helena ride, meet 9 a.m. at Pleasant Hill November 30, 6:15 – 8:15 pm. Classes are call 925 580-6793. Nov. 12, between 9:15 -11:15 a.m. Childcare is
Tribble, Certified Herbalist and Natural Health BART, Don Carpenter, 228-1096. Sat., Nov. hands on, first come first served, and take place Sons in Retirement (SIRS), informal available for a nominal fee. Contact Cheryl at
Professional, will present an talk about sugar. 14, 20 miles scenic Lafayette-Moraga and in Community Meeting Room B. For more social group for retired men who meet once a 925-292-0506. Hosted by WINGS (Women In
She will discuss why we crave sugar, the ef- Orinda Trails, meet 10 a.m. at trail parking information, stop by the Civic Center Library month for lunch. No fees, dues, etc. Variety of God's Spirit), a group for women of all religious
fects of sugar on the body, how sugar impacts lot on Olympic Blvd., Randy Huey, 518-8439. Information Desk, or call 373-5505. activities include golf, chess, hiking, etc. The backgrounds. At the St. Charles campus, 1315
your health & how we can balance blood Sun., Nov. 15, 25 miles, explore mysteries of Pleasanton VIP Travelers, Sun., Nov. Livermore SIRS 101 group meets at the Dou- Lomitas Ave., Livermore.
sugar, resulting in more energy, better sleep & Sunol, meet 10 a.m. at Shannon Center, Dublin, 22, "Little Women, the Musical," at the Sierra bletree Hotel, 720 Los Flores Rd., first Tuesday St. Charles Borromeo & St. Michael's
mental clarity. Living Vine Fellowship, 4100 Alaine Nadeau, 577-6586. Wed., Nov. 18, 40 Repertory Theater, Sonora. Lunch included. of each month, 11:45 a.m. Contact Chuck Petty, Catholic Churches, present Kathy Allen
First St., Pleasanton. This meeting is free for miles from Danville to Livermore Airport via $89 for everyone.. Senior Center, 3535 Sunol 447-4704 or firstname.lastname@example.org. speaking on "Don't Ask Me Those Deep Theo-
Chapter members & first time visitors. Meet- Highland and Collier Canyon, meet 10 a.m. Blvd., Pleasanton. 931-5370. Trip to see "Beach Holiday Boutique, Our Savior Lutheran logical Questions." The program is Thursday,
ings are held on the third Monday evening of at Railroad Museum, Barb Hailey, 899-8676. Blanket Babylon," in San Francisco, Dec. Ministries will be hosting a Holiday Boutique Nov. 19, between 9:15 -11:15 a.m. Childcare is
each month. For further information, please Anyone planning to go on a ride is asked to 16, includes dinner at the Crab House, $126. on Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. available for a nominal fee. Contact Cheryl at
visit www.holisticmoms.org or e-mail Tri-Val- call the leader for details on where to meet Victorian Christmas trip to Nevada City, Dec. The event will take place in the gymnasium 925-292-0506. Hosted by WINGS (Women In
leyHMN@hotmail.com and what to bring. 20, $42 members, $44 nonmembers. at Our Savior, 1385 S. Livermore Avenue in God's Spirit), a group for women of all religious
American Drug War will be shown at 7 San Ramon Valley Newcomers Club Reading Volunteers Needed, new group Livermore. Everyone is invited to attend! backgrounds. At the St. Charles campus, 1315
p.m. on Sat., Nov. 14 at the IBEW Hall; 6250 invites new and established residents to their forming to start training in January to become a Please contact the office if you have any ques- Lomitas Ave., Livermore.
Village Parkway, Dublin. This event is open December luncheon on Dec. 10th at Izzy's Barton Reading Tutor. No experience is neces- tions, 925-447-1246. Grief and the holidays, Father Padraig
to the public, free/$3.00 donation requested, Steaks & Chops, 200 Montgomery, San Ramon. sary and training is free of charge. Volunteer Silent Auction and Green Boutique, Greene will facilitate a discussion on Thurs.,
refreshments are provided, and wheelchair 11:30 -2pm. Cost is $19.50. Gift exchange and matched to a student who needs help. All the Thursday, December 3 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. St. Elizabeth Seton, 4001
accessible. Meet & greet begins at 6:30 PM, music by the Sweet Adelines. Call Myrna, materials and training provided needed to bring pm at the San Ramon Library meeting room Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. No preregistra-
while a short discussion follows the film. The 925-560-0656 for info. & res. a student’s reading and spelling up to grade (Montgomery Street). Come and shop early. tion required. All are welcome regardless of
film shows how money, power and greed have Eighth Annual Youth Food Drive, Youth level or above. For more information about religious affiliation.
corrupted not just drug pushers and dope fiends, service groups in Livermore, Pleasanton, the Barton Reading Program, please contact
but an entire government. This is a collection Dublin, Sunol, San Ramon, Alamo, Danville, Christina Clark at Valley View 925/596-0292,
of expert testimonials from the troops on the Walnut Creek and Concord may now volunteer or email email@example.com.
ground at the front line in the drug war, the and request collection sites for the Eighth An- Livermore Moms (formerly Livermore
ones who are fighting it, and the ones who are nual Youth Food Drive to be held on March Moms Club) meetings are held the second Mon-
living it. Guest appearances in the film include 6, 2010 by signing up at www.youthservice- day of each month at 7:00 p.m. and are a great
Joe Rogan (“Fear Factor & UFC host) and council.com/Volunteer/Volunteer.html. Girl way to meet other members as well as learn
Tommy Chong. For more information, call Scouts, youth ministries, and 4-H Clubs will more about our community and our roles as
925-462-3459. be participating. Youth Service groups will mothers. The purpose of the Livermore Moms
Regional Summit to Support California go door to door to collect nonperishable food is to share ideas and talents so that we may
Majority Rule & The California Democracy and return it to the closest collection site. All grow as parents, learn better ways to understand
Act featuring George Lakoff. Saturday Novem- donations will go to local food pantries in the our children to help them become confident
ber 21, 10 AM to 1 PM - Humanist Hall 390 Tri-Valley or to the Contra Costa Food Bank. and capable individuals. We frequently invite
27th St. Oakland. This is an organizing event Details of the program and locations of col- speakers to make presentations. Meetings are
where representatives of many organizations lection sites are available on-line. For more free for members, as well as for first time visi-
will decide how to participate in the campaign. Information, call 925-998-6513. tors. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for
The immediate goal is to organize the petition Tri-Valley Vegetarian Potluck, Saturday, more information
drive and use a speakers bureau to educate vot- November 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This Free English Conversation Classes at
ers. The longer term goal is to build a strong event will allow Tri-Valley residents to share Pleasanton Public Library on Tuesdays from
network to carry the ballot measure to victory. and enjoy delicious plant-based foods and 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm, Wednesdays from 12 noon
RSVP: EllisG237@aol.com listen to Ginette Warwick-King of Confident- to 1 p.m., and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11
Tri-Valley Seniors: rides available to Vision-Living talk about improving health. a.m. 400 Old Bernal Ave. The program is
medical appointments. Seniors who require Participation is open to everyone. The San free and open to all. No registration required.
door-to-door service are now eligible for a Ramon Library is located at 100 Montgomery For more information call Janice Bauman
ride to their medical appointments. Volunteers St. in San Ramon. For further information, (925)-931-3411
use their personal vehicles to drive seniors to persons can call 925-989-1811 and/or view San Ramon Valley Newcomers Club
and from medical appointments. Seniors must www.ThriveHolistic.com/vegsociety.html for invites new and established residents to its
be 60 and over, living in Dublin, Livermore, potluck guidelines. monthly luncheon on November 19 at Black-
Pleasanton or Sunol, and unable to find a ride California Retired Teachers Association, hawk Grill. The speaker will be Chuck Barney