VOLUME XLVI, NUMBER 47 Your Local News Source Since 1963 SERVING LIVERMORE • PLEASANTON • SUNOL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 Meeting Unites on One S. Livermore Point Although opinions were di- County Planning Department, up. They talked about how wed- at wineries. It is more important tor of Community Development vided about whether more in- the workshop at the Martinelli ding guests have to use motels to keep the current, relatively low Chris Bazar, who chaired the tense commercial uses should Events Center was designed to and restaurants along Interstate activity of commercial attrac- meeting. be allowed in South Livermore, provide planning staff direction 580, instead of having a place tions, and not accelerate. Although one group didn’t people at a meeting Nov. 10 regarding what might be written like the Sonoma Valley Inn There was a clear split be- want any changes, one person agreed that a 10 percent rule into the South Livermore Valley nestled right in the heart of wine tween the two camps, as planners who voted on that side said that if sounded good to them, when Area Plan. country. counted raised hands about po- the 10 percent rule were installed there is new development. Winery owners have wanted One speaker said that such an tential expansion of uses. There and followed, it would go a long The 10 percent rule would ap- to bring in a destination resort inn could be “hidden among the were about a dozen hands raised way to control the type of devel- portion a development on a parcel and larger restaurants than the trees” and not be obtrusive. that signaled “don’t change opment coming in. Later, when Find Out What's so that it covered only 10 percent of the acreage. The remaining 49-seat places now permitted in wine country. However, others, mostly resi- dents on the rural roads, said that things,” and about 20 indicated they wanted the changes. Bazar asked whether everyone did favor the 10 percent rule, no Happening 90 percent would be devoted to Winery owners said that the a drive of three or four miles to However, the vote won’t one objected. cultivated agriculture. area has been growing, and now the freeway is not a burden for translate into any action on the Also discussed were institu- Check out the Sponsored by the Alameda has a chance to take the next step people coming to the weddings whole issue, said County Direc- (See SO. LIVERMORE, page 4) second section Section II is filled with in- formation about arts, entertain- ment and special events. There are education stories, a variety McNerney Bill Would Continue of features, and the arts and entertainment and bulletin board listings. Guns and Hoses Inheritance Tax Break Game Raises By Ron McNicoll Rep. Jerry McNerney, D- exemption from $1 million to $8 million, for all small businesses, Funds for Vets Pleasanton, has introduced the Family Farm and Small Business including ranches and farms. The tax rate would be 45 percent, The best of the Livermore/ Tax Relief Act of 2009. instead of 55 percent. Pleasanton Fire Department will The bill, HR 4015, is intended Further, McNerney’s bill take on the best of the Pleasanton to continue the reduction of death would place no inhertiance tax Police Department in a Guns & taxes on family farms and ranch- at all on an estate passed from Hoses Basketball game and fund ers and other small businesses. one generation of landowners raiser. The inheritance tax for those down to the next, provided that This event of the year will groups was reduced significantly the land remains in agricultural take place on Nov 21 at 5 p.m., for a 10-year period, which ends production. at Pleasanton’s Foothill High in 2011. McNerney estimated that his School Gymnasium, 4375 Foot- If nothing were done, inheri- bill would save families $233 hill Rd, Pleasanton. The purpose tors would pay a 55 percent in- billion over 10 years. is to raise funds for the “Vietnam heritance tax on all estate values McNerney provided an illus- Veterans Welcome Home and over $1 million, starting in 2011. tration of what would happen in Thank You” event scheduled at McNerney’s bill would raise the (See TAX BREAK, page 4) the Alameda County Fairgrounds on March 20, 2010. Workshop Takes In attendance at the Gun’s & Photo - Doug Jorgensen Hoses game will be many local Foothill High School came back from a 14 to 0 deficit to defeat crosstown rival Amador Valley, 31 to 21, in veterans, service members and EBAL football action. It was the fifth straight year that Foothill has prevailed. Foothill quarterback Sean Input on BART their families, and the Warrior Mannion was 25-for-34 passing for 359 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Ryan Mende rushed for two Girls. touchdowns and caught a 6-yard scoring pass from Mannion that put Foothill ahead to stay, 17-14. Both General admission is $10.00, teams head to the NCS playoffs this weekend. Amador will take on College Park in a home game on Nov. Station Designs $7.00 for students with ID, 20. Foothill will play James Logan on Nov. 21 in Union City. children under 5 are free, and military with ID are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For Novelist Discusses Writing, Culture The work of determining what heard information regarding the additional information, contact BART stations in Livermore Tami Jenkins at 925-784-5014; stations. might look like began last week Isabel/Stanley and Vasco Rd. VNVwelcomehome@yahoo. A Wisconsin novelist whose up easy, delivered entertainment novel, Book of Ruth, published with the first of three scheduled were identified as infill stations. writing skills were recognized for the difficult but richer reward in 1988, that was sent out to workshops. These stations have development Community at the start of her career by the owners of an independent of serious literature. The novelist, Jane Hamilton, bookstores like Livermore’s Goodenough Books and recog- Development, parking, and impacts, such as noise, traffic potential. Freeway access is lim- ited. Those arriving at the station Thanksgiving Livermore bookstore returned spoke at the Bankhead Theater as nized as something worth reading and aesthetics, are all being would be a mix of pedestrians, last week, 20 years later, to tell part of the Rae Dorough lecture by owner Susan Mayall and her considered. Dinner Set a local audience how important series. Hamilton is author of six store manager before Hamilton’s There are five potential station bicyclists, drivers, and riders of public transit such as by bus or The 27th Annual Livermore that early recognition was. novels, best known of which are name was known. sites: Isabel/580, Isabel/Stanley, the ACE train. Community Thanksgiving Din- In doing so, she entertained The Book of Ruth and A Map of Last week, speaking at the downtown, Greenville Rd. at 580 Freeway intercept stations, ner is set for Thanksgiving Day, the audience with a witty series the World. Her most recent is Bankhead, Hamilton acknowl- and Vasco Rd. near the current Isabel/580 and Greenville Rd., Thurs., Nov. 26. of rapid fire stories that had a Laura Rider’s Masterpiece. edged addressing a town with ACE station. It was her first, promising have relatively low development Dinner will be served from serious theme, the unwilling- (See NOVELIST, page 10) Workshop participants first (See STATIONS, page 4) 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bothwell Arts ness of today’s culture to give Center, 2466 8th St., Liver- more. There is no charge. All are invited. Jobs, LLNL Retiree Health New Suit For additional information, a ride or to have a meal delivered, Benefits Among Topics Could Lead call 455-9782. To make a dona- tion to the dinner, please call 548-4737. To volunteer, call At Garamendi Meeting to Water Cutbacks By Ron McNicoll mendi. 292-8722. Lab retiree Manuel Perry More information can be Newly elected Rep. John Garamendi sounded the theme asked Garamendi why health By Ron McNicoll of interlinking research and care changes were made, so that Lawsuits over protections Kaiser, Hacienda, development with job creation in a town hall meeting in Liver- LLNL retirees are treated differ- ently from all other retirees from for two species of Delta fish have been filed. One of them Pleasanton more. He also fielded a variety the UC system, which was the LLNL manager for decades. could have a further impact on Winners in Clean of questions, and promised to look into Lawrence Livermore Garamendi, a former UC re- water management in the Delta, which in turn could bring a cut- Air Challenge National Laboratory retirees’ complaints concerning the health gent, immediately invited Perry to meet with others who are back in how much water Zone 7 Water Agency would be allotted care program. concerned, and “pick someone to per year. The Bay Area Air Quality serve on a committee. We’ll take Management District today an- In office since Nov. 5, Gara- The suits were filed by the mendi made Livermore the site up this issue.” Center for Biological Diversity nounced the winners of the Sum- As for job creation, Garamen- of his first town hall meeting on (CBD) Nov. 13 in two courts. mer Spare the Air “Great Race for Nov. 13. The noontime event di sees Livermore and the Valley Clean Air Challenge.” as an ideal location for jobs in the Both are aimed at the fed- filled the 100 or so seats avail- eral Fish and Wildlife Service Kaiser Permanente won in the able in the Livermore council New Economy. Large Business category with Garamendi cited the “Big (FWS). One, which was filed in chambers, and left at least a over 100 employees participating Five” for economic recovery. San Francisco, seeks protected dozen people standing along in the carpooling challenge. For the walls. They are the best education, listing for the longfin smelt. the mid-size category, the City With Las Positas College research, infrastructure, manu- If the longfin smelt wins of Pleasanton won with 40 par- president DeRionne Pollard act- facturing from research, and an protection, state and federal ticipants. The winner in the small ing as emcee, Garamendi gave international presence. “All five officials would be obligated to organizations category was the his remarks. He then took audi- are found here in the Valley,” ensure protection of its Delta Hacienda Business Park Owners ence questions. he said. habitat. Association, with 100 percent The health care question, Research is a strength in the Jeff Miller, conservation ad- employee participation. The which has stirred some LLNL Valley because of the science vocate for the CBD, explained Hacienda Owners Association retirees and drawn local press labs, with some of the scientists’ Photo - Doug Jorgensen that it is critical to retain proper received an additional distinc- coverage, received a quick and ideas spinning off into products. Congressman John Garamendi talks to crowd during town levels of fresh water that flow (See MEETING, page 12) (See WATER, page 3) tion, the greatest carbon dioxide vigorous response from Gara- hall session. savings per capita. The competition encouraged Tri-Valley commuters to use alternatives to solo driving such Inside PET OF THE WEEK Bonita had a rough month. Due to a rare gum disease, she had to have all of her teeth removed! But now that she is recovered as carpooling, transit and biking Art & Entertainment....... Section II Roundup..................................3 (and finally free from pain) she is sweet, gentle, and playful. She and vanpooling in an effort to has the cutest little meow that sounds more like a chirp. To help improve air quality in the Bulletin Board................Section II Short Notes.............................9 meet Bonita, come to Valley Humane Society’s Kitty City at 3670 Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin Classifieds...........................10 Sports......................................5 Nevada Street in Pleasanton, open Tues-Sat from 11AM to 5PM. and San Ramon areas. Editorial.................................4 To support Bonita and other homeless pets, buy your tickets for Obituaries................................9 “Anytime we can encourage the VHS Holiday Home Tour, held on December 6 in downtown people to reduce their use of Mailbox...................................8 Pleasanton. Purchase your tickets on line at www.valleyhumane. (See CLEAN AIR, page 10) org or call 925-426-8656 for more info. PAGE 2 - The Independent, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 Collecting Cards for Troops Congressman Jerry McNer- the card to Rep. McNerney’s Stoneridge Mall Rd., Suite 175, ney (CA-11) is sponsoring his office in Stockton or Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA 94558; (925) third annual “Holiday Cards by Wednesday, December 2nd. 737-0727. for Our Troops” program. He Cards should remain unaddressed encourages members of the and envelopes unsealed. community to join him in honor- Addresses are: Stockton, 2222 ing the service of our men and Grand Canal Blvd., Suite 7, women in uniform. Last year, Stockton, CA, 95207; (209) Congressman McNerney col- 476-8552; Pleasanton, 5776 lected and delivered over 9,000 cards with touching and personal messages of thanks. Congressman McNerney will hand-deliver the cards to soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and sailors and marines at the Na- tional Naval Medical Center in Photo Doug Jorgensen Bethesda, MD. Santa's elves entertained crowds of youngsters and their parents awaiting the arrival of Santa In addition, cards collected by Claus at Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton. Congressman McNerney will be included in troop-support pack- ages organized by the Danville Blue Star Moms, Packed With Pleasanton Hires Firm to Pride in Stockton and the Pleas- anton Military Families and sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. Find New Superintendent To participate in the program make or purchase a holiday card, write a message of thanks inside By Ron McNicoll would scare off some candidates, The board conducted its due to a service member, and deliver A national search firm has who don’t want their current diligence, and hired a consultant been hired to help the Pleasanton school boards to know they are knowledgable about charter school board select the district’s looking to leave. schools. The consultant found next superintendent. HYA was willing to work with that the school would fall short The board chose Hazard, the community and be accessible of various criteria set out by the Young, and Attea (HYA) at a to all board members, not just state for charter schools. special meeting on Nov. 13. The a liaison link. Trustees Jamie Pleasanton was one of 92 firm will be looking for candi- Hintzke and Valerie Arkin con- districts in a mass mailing from dates to replace superintendent ducted their own research into Global Tides to find one sponsor. John Casey, who will be retiring the three firms, and reported to Other districts in the Bay Area at the end of June. the board that they thought HYA also have rejected the Global Trustees heard from HYA would be the best. That was the Tides request. and two other firms. Each gave feedback they had received from Board president Chris Grant one-half hour presentations to trustees in districts that they hadsaid that the district spent 100 the board at its regular meeting contacted. hours on Global Tides’ request. Nov. 10. If that were multiplied by the Trustees spent a total of three ON-LINE CHARTER other 91 districts, and translated hours at the meeting Nov. 10 SCHOOL REJECTED into dollars for staff time and hearing from the firms and a On another item, the board re- hiring consultants, there would few members of the public, and jected a request by Global Tides, easily be enough money to hire asking questions of the firms’ Inc., which sought Pleasanton as five teachers at any given school, representatives. a sponsor for its proposed on-line he said. One of the other firms was charter school. Rudy Gatti Associates, headed by Gatti and his wife, Janet. Gatti served as superintendent of the Pleasanton district in the 1970s for four years. However, he spent most of his superintendency ca- reer in Santa Clara. The other competing firm was Leadership Associates, which was used eight years ago by the district. That search resulted in Casey’s hiring. Casey also obtained his previous job at the Pajaro district near Soquel as the result of a Leadership Associates search. Trustees said that all three firms made good presentations. However, the nod went to HYA because it promised the most open and accessible search possible. Leadership Associates’ repre- sentatives made it clear that they would not use an open search, in which candidates could be interviewed in private by a board- appointed group from the com- munity at large. Leadership Associates said that in a public search, the identity of a candidate could get out. That The Independent, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 - PAGE 3 VALLEY ROUNDUP WATER (continued from page one) Hacienda Task Force Simulating and Computing (ASC) to ensure from tributary rivers in the The Pleasanton City Council is accepting ap- the United States nuclear weapons stockpile Delta during sensitive times in plications for five at-large members of the Haci- continues to be safe, secure and reliable without the life cycle of both species enda PUD Modification Task Force. Applicants nuclear testing. of smelt. That protects the fish should be residents of the City of Pleasanton As part of NNSA’s stockpile stewardship from salt water intrusion from with an interest in planning for transit oriented program, ASC computers use models and San Francisco Bay. development near the BART station. Each City simulations to understand and predict behaviors associated with aging weapons by, among other Protections are already in Councilmember will be selecting one city-wide representative from the applications received. things, evaluating various stages of a nuclear place for the Delta smelt and Applications are available at the Office of the explosion. NNSA’s national laboratories employ other species, because of a fed- City Clerk, 123 Main Street, or by going to the the supercomputers daily to answer some of the eral court order last year. If the city's website ci.pleasanton.ca.us. For additional nation’s most complex scientific and engineering longfin smelt were added to the information, contact Janice Stern at (925) 931- questions. list, more water cutbacks might 5606 or email@example.com. In addition to their primary nuclear security be in order, because the species Applications must be received no later than function, NNSA supercomputers are used for a has a different mating season 4:30 p.m., Monday, November 30, 2009. number of diverse scientific initiatives. than the Delta smelt. Roadrunner has been used to run science and Miller said that day-to-day Axis Receives Grant engineering simulations, including those aiding HIV vaccine design. BlueGene has been used to pumping likely would not be Axis Community Health has received a affected by such a court vic- $40,000 grant from the San Francisco Founda- predict the properties of metals under extreme temperature and pressure conditions. tory. However, he wasn’t aware tion. The funds will enable Axis to provide an This was the first time Red Sky made the top whether it would mean less additional 250 medical visits for low income ten list. Red Sky is intended to be a capacity water overall for Zone 7. Tri-Valley residents who otherwise would not machine used to support a large number of small Zone 7 assistant general be able to receive care. and medium-sized jobs but to be much more manager Kurt Arends said that “As the Tri-Valley’s only provider of medical scalable, (allowing larger, more complex jobs experience with the Delta smelt care for low income and uninsured residents, we to be run) than typical commercially provided shows that similar restrictions are experiencing a sharp increase in the number capacity systems. for the longfin smelt would of people who are coming to us for care,” says The TOP500 list is compiled by Hans Meuer further reduce how much water CEO Sue Compton. “We are now averaging 350 of the University of Mannheim in Germany; Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon of NERSC/ annually that the state would new patients a month and our financial backing assign to Zone 7. is not keeping pace with this enormous demand Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee, Zone 7 and all other water for services. The support of organizations like the San Francisco Foundation, as well as our Knoxville. agencies using the Delta took a community, allows us to fill this gap.” 10 percent cut in water alloca- Axis Community Health offers medical, men- Talks Aim at Compensation tion because of the results of tal health, substance abuse counseling and health Negotiations with contractors to compensate an environmental suit decision education services to residents of the Tri-Valley. for repairs on two Las Positas College buildings last year over the Delta smelt Founded in 1972 as a licensed nonprofit organi- are moving ahead. and other species. zation, Axis serves 14,000 community members Mistakes were made on the installation of Although the annual water annually through direct services and school- and the roofs on the gym and the multidisciplinary draw would be lowered by an community-based education, prevention and classroom building, said Chabot-Las Positas unknown amount, the day-to- treatment programs. The agency operates three Community College District official Jeffrey Kingston. day operations of pumping facilities in Pleasanton and one in Livermore and is supported by local, state and federal funding, The buildings were constructed in 2005- water would have enough flexi- foundation grants, client revenues and commu- 06, but only after wet winters were the leaks bility so that Zone 7 could work nity donations. Detailed information is available detected. out a satisfactory schedule of at www.axishealth.org. The leaks have been fixed. However, the times to bring in the water that college district is entitled to reimbursement, it would have in the allotment, Fastest Computers because of the warranty on the construction, said Arends. The National Nuclear Security Administra- said Kingston. The other suit, over the Del- tion's national laboratories and Advanced Simula- Kingston did not have an exact amount, be- ta smelt, was filed in Fresno. tion and Computing program have earned three cause it will be determined during the negotia- The Delta smelt already is a of the top 10 spots, and four of the top fifteen, on tions, which he said may be finished sometime protected species. However, the latest TOP500 supercomputer list. this month. In the gym, there were leaks in the roof, and CBD wants to make it more The three computers in the top 10 were Road- difficult for FWS to reduce runner (#2, Los Alamos National Laboratory); around the windows. In the classroom building, insulation next to protections for the species. BlueGene/L (#7, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory); and Red Sky (#10, Sandia Na- the stucco was overlapped in the direction op- Miller said that the suits tional Laboratories/National Renewable Energy posite of what it should have been. As a result, won’t have any impact on Laboratory). In addition, the Dawn platform at water was carried into the building, instead of the federal court decision last Livermore was ranked as the 11th fastest in the out of it. year. world. The district had a forensic architect come in The overall state and fed- A total of eight supercomputers housed at and review the gym’s waterproofing problem, eral planning for Delta health NNSA national labs made the TOP500 list. to help determine liability. As to quality control shows a picture of higher cost NNSA uses its supercomputing capabilities at the time of construction, the state architect provided an inspector, said Kingston. Otherwise, for Zone 7 and all other water through its Defense Programs Office of Advanced agencies to improve the Delta supervision was up to the general contractor. environment in the long run. PAGE 4 - The Independent, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 EDITORIAL Valley Agencies Size Up Water Future The elected officials’ commit- and projects all in a 37-page tween 2015 and 2020. However, in their areas, and plan to expand High Honor for Vasco tee of the Valley Water Retailers (VWR) group has reiterated its report prepared by Cal Water Service staff, which serves this an exact date can’t be pinned down. Zone 7 has said it will take them, as the report noted. To underscore that the future Road Safety Project strong interest in Zone 7 Water year as VWR staff, brought the elected people a well-rounded, the proper steps, but it will cost money, because water rights in involves recycled water, VWR staff asked Gary Darling, gen- A National Roadway Safety Award has been pre- Agency’s future water supply at its annual meeting. comprehensive picture of Zone California continue to become eral manager of the Delta Dia- sented to the Alameda County Public Works Depart- The meeting on Oct. 28 at the 7’s operations and VWR’s own more expensive. blo Sanitation District, to give a ment for making Vasco Road safer. Dublin San Ramon Services Dis- interests. The other difficulty with water presentation about the Bay Area The Contra Costa County Public Works Department trict (DSRSD) offices brought The relationship between the supply has been court-ordered approach. Darling showed the together two elected representa- retailers and Zone 7 has been restrictions on the Delta, which progress being made in the Bay and California Highway Patrol also participated in amicable. The language of the is the conduit that feeds state Area and the federal money au- the project. tives each from DSRSD, Liver- more, and Pleasanton. There report’s recommendations was water project water to Zone 7. thorized for the projects. They implemented a number of innovative safety were also two administrators peppered with references to Before a federal court decision The committee also looked measures, including center-line rumble strips, center- from California Water Service, working with Zone 7 and sup- last year, Zone 7 already was at meeting quarterly, instead of line delineators, signs, a daytime headlight program which is a private retailer serv- porting its efforts in various receiving only 75 percent of annually. Pleasanton Mayor Jen- ing 80 percent of Livermore. categories. the water it once was promised nifer Hosterman liked the idea. and coordinated speed enforcement. Nevertheless, the report un- by the state. That number has However, only she and DSRSD The VWR committee meets This is a big award. It goes every two years to agen- only once each year, except for derscores the persistence of re- dipped to 65 percent, because of board member Jeff Hansen voted cies and organizations in the transportation community rare special meetings. Most of tailers on some topics. They want the ruling. And that’s in a good for it, so it failed on a 4-2 vote. that have implemented verifiable improvements in the communication between the Zone 7 to continue to explore year. In a drought, less water can The committee preferred the retailers and Zone 7 occurs at water quality improvements. be expected. annual meeting, with the ability highway safety — “the best of the best,” in the words They want to work with Zone 7 To help the future water sup- to call special meetings. Those staff levels, and at Zone 7 board of a press release on the award. The presentation took meetings, which retailers’ staffs on ways to keep rate increases as ply, the report calls for explora- who voted against the motion place in Washington, D.C. on November 5. attend. low as possible. tion of using more recycled water cited the extra burden on staff Vasco Road, a heavily traveled arterial traversing There were no surprises in The retailers also want to for non-potable uses. Zone 7 is that more meetings would cre- Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, used to be known the annual report. The topics had make sure that Zone 7 will be open to that, although it does ate. Staff duties rotate each year, already been brought up at past able to meet its commitments not have its own waste-water depending on which of the four for its horrendous high-speed crashes. for providing enough water to treatment plant. Livermore and members has the committee Zone 7 meetings and reported to The Vasco Road Safety Improvement Project has the public. build-out in the Valley, which DSRSD have their treated waste chairmanship. changed the bloody reputation of the road. The proj- However, having the issues will occur by 2030. There is water in use for irrigation projects ect is a worthy recipient of this prestigious national enough water until the period be- award. Report Calls for More Cooperation Between TAX BREAK (continued from page one) The U.S. and China on Carbon Capture Lawrence Livermore National pacity of geological storage stimulated to encourage public- savings while a 10-year accelera- 2011 if the federal tax code law GETTING DEMOCRATS Laboratory’s Julio Friedmann, in across China points to geological private partnerships. This stage tion would lead to $18 billion in were not changed by then. If a ON BOARD collaboration with the Center sequestration projects as an ideal of the roadmap focuses on the savings. farm were valued at $3.4 million, Billionaires such as Bill Gates for American Progress, the Asia focal point for near-term collabo- development of financial incen- According to the report, a there would be an inheritance tax and Warren Buffet have lobbied Society Center and with partner ration. This phase would consist tives for companies to invest proven CCS sector would cre- obligation of $1.3 million, which to end inheritance tax breaks, Monitor Group, released the of five jointly funded geological in cooperation initially through ate 127,000 jobs in the United he called “a devastating financial although it would take more report, “A Roadmap for U.S.- sequestration projects in China government-backed public fi- States by 2022 under a business- burden.” money out of their heirs’ pock- China Collaboration on Carbon that can easily capture this source nance structures that serve as a as-usual scenario. A five-year McNerney said that his bill ets. They say it’s only fair for Capture and Sequestration.” of carbon. Each project would bridge to market mechanisms acceleration of CCS deployment would keep more families in the wealthy to pay more taxes, The report provides a frame- cost $50 million to $100 million, such as a carbon-offset regime as a result of U.S.-China col- farming and ranching. It would because of their superior means work for long-term bilateral with a U.S. share of $20 million that includes proven CCS facili- laboration increases that figure to help the enviorment, because it and the public need for govern- cooperation in the development to $40 million. These five sites ties and the creation of a global 430,000. A 10-year acceleration would forestall urban sprawl into ment programs. and use of carbon capture and could sequester 10 to 15 million market for carbon abatement. in deployment could create as edge agriculture. Such wealthy people generally sequestration (CCS) technolo- tons of CO2 per year, equivalent “A rapid deployment program many as 940,000 new U.S. jobs On a conference call to report- have much liquid wealth, such as gies, and sets out the benefits of to taking 1.7 to 2.5 million cars for CCS is needed if we are to ad- by 2022. ers in the 11th Congressional stocks and bonds and developed the job creation opportunities and off the road. dress our continued dependence “The United States stands to District on Nov. 4, McNerney property. As Crohare said, farm- consumer savings. In addition, • Research and development on coal while tackling climate gain through collaboration with had South Livermore grower ers and ranchers are paper-rich, CCS offers a potential pathway investment in the for retrofitting change,” said Friedmann, leader China than through the indepen- Charles Crohare on the line. because the assessor says their for helping to achieve the scien- of existing power plants. Much of Lawrence Livermore National dent pursuit of developing CCS Crohare knows about ur- land is worth much more if they tifically required reductions in attention has been placed in both Laboratory’s Carbon Manage- technologies,” said John Podesta, ban edge agriculture, because can put homes on it. However, global greenhouse gas emissions countries on producing a new ment Program and technical president and CEO of the Center his family’s land, which was that doesn’t help people who that energy efficiency, conserva- generation of integrated coal- adviser to the roadmap. “This for American Progress. “The acquired in the 1930s, is near want to stay in farming. tion and renewable energies are fired electricity plants, which roadmap lays out a proposal that impacts on U.S. job creation and Sycamore Grove Park in Liver- Since many Democrats philo- unlikely to meet on their own. combine power production, cap- accelerates both the demonstra- consumer savings would be im- more. Family members want to sophically have favored high CCS is a process that sepa- ture of CO2 and sequestration. tion and commercialization of mense and more than compensate continue to own the land and inheritance taxes, McNerney rates and captures carbon diox- However, even with successes sequestration safely and eco- for American investment in this produce olives. was asked about the prospects ide (CO2) from industrial and in this new technology, both nomically. Because of how the roadmap.” Crohare said that the problem of getting Democratic votes for power plant flue streams, then countries will maintain huge Chinese use coal in industry, President Barack Obama and of keeping the land in the family his bill. compresses the gas and stores fleets of existing plants in the there are real opportunities for President Hu Jintao on Tuesday centers on the inheritance tax. “Originally the estate tax it underground, most likely short to medium term, which large-scale projects there at very pledged to promote cooperation “It’s a matter of paper-rich and was intended for the wealthi- in geological formations. The must be retrofitted for capture low cost.” on cleaner uses of coal, including cash-poor. On paper it looks like est people. Accountants found process essentially captures the and sequestration of CO2 as well. The report argues that coop- large-scale carbon capture and they (farm lands) have a value. loopholes, and the wealthy don’t greenhouse gas emissions before Under the auspices of an already eration in these three areas with storage (CCS) demonstration However, the value can’t be uti- pay the tax. It filtered down to the they enter the atmosphere and planned U.S.-China joint clean China could accelerate CCS projects. Through the new U.S.- lized to take care of your family,” middle class. It will be a tough stores them underground. The energy research center, the report deployment in the United States China Clean Energy Research said Crohare. sell to get them on board. There report identifies three areas of proposes a strategy for research, by five to 10 years. Center, the two countries are “When the time comes (to are Democrats, especially in farm cooperation on CCS. development and deployment Collaboration also will quick- launching a program of techni- transfer the property), you either states, who are interested in this,” • Cooperation on sequestra- cal cooperation to bring teams of of a series of pilot facilities for ly help lower the cost of CSS have to sell (a parcel), or bor- said McNerney. tion pure CO2 streams from ex- U.S. and Chinese scientists and CCS retrofits for existing coal deployment in the United States row. It’s a huge burden on the Co-sponsors of McNerney’s engineers together in developing isting Chinese industrial plants. power plants. and such savings will be passed clean coal and CCS technolo- next generation. You don’t have bill are Republican Reps. Ron Approximately 100 industrial • Stimulation of markets for on to the American electricity gies. The two governments are the cash flows to offset the dol- Paul of Texas and Mark Souder facilities throughout China are CCS. In order to mobilize private consumer. The report estimates also actively engaging industry, lar debt, especially with the tax of Indiana, and Democratic Rep. producing pure streams of CO2 capital for the plants envisioned that a five-year acceleration of academia, and civil society in rate coming about in 2011,” said Zachary Space of Ohio. that are vented into the atmo- in step two, public funds must be CCS deployment in the United advancing clean coal and CCS Crohare. sphere unabated. The vast ca- States would lead to $5 billion in solutions. STATIONS (continued from page one) potential. Most people would provides an opportunity to build ing land use, could provide walk- BART did not have to drive into drive to the stations. housing types that may not oth- ability. the downtown. Any freeway sta- The downtown station pro- erwise be built. Density uses The downtown site is already tion should have lots of parking. vides potential for infill develop- infrastructure more effectively. built-out. The area is very walk- It was noted that issues concern- ment. Access from the freeway is “Knowledge based” workers, able for potential riders because ing the Isabel/Stanley and Vasco limited. Many riders would arrive such as scientists and engineers, of the small blocks and many Rd. were totally different. Vasco by walking, riding a bike or other have a tendency to take transit, streets. Road had more potential for forms of public transportation. according to one study, said Participants were divided development and was close to Bonnie Nelson of Nelson/ Thorne-Lyman. “That would be among tables for the discussion employment. Nygaard, a consultant, stated, a boost for Livermore’s econ- period. Each table was asked The greatest benefit to bring- “Stations with lots of parking are omy.” to select the highest and lowest ing BART would be to connect not an effective way to build rid- It is not always about new priorities for each of the three Livermore to the rest of the ership. Once the parking spaces development. She said a down- station types and to list any ben- Bay Area more easily. It could are filled, you’re done unless you town Livermore station would efits and concerns about bringing increase the vitality of the city. find other ways to get people to reinforce and strengthing the BART to Livermore. There was Concerns included noise, crime the station.” In addition, she said downtown and existing neigh- limited time given to reporting and the potential for overde- building parking lots is very ex- borhoods, without necessarily the results. velopment/sprawl. There was pensive. One hundred spaces an adding new development. One theme that appeared to concern about the blight of aerial acre generates 400 rides a day. Greg Tung, of Freedman, emerge following discussions by structures. The cost to build each space is Tung & Sasaki, talked about participants was that any down- The second workshop is Dec. $20,000 to $29,000. Housing constraints and positives at the town station should be under- 10. The final one is scheduled close to transit is likely to provide various sites. ground. In addition, a downtown for Jan. 21, 2010. They all take more than one rider per day. They The Isabel/580 site has limited station should be paired with a place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at would arrive at different times development potential because station nearer the freeway, so the Shrine Event Center, 170 throughout the day. “Transit ori- of the hillside protection ordi- that people wanting to travel on Lindbergh Ave., Livermore. ented development (TOD) is the nance, urban growth boundary Photo - Doug Jorgensen best, most efficient way to build and the airport protection zone. Collin and Jeff Cranor are shown in the barrel room at Livermore's ridership,” declared Nelson. Development at Greenville is newest winery, Nottingham Cellars. A party is planned for this weekend to celebrate the opening of the winery. For the story, She provided some examples. About 85 percent of those arriving also limited by the urban growth boundary, nor are not there many SO. LIVERMORE (continued from page one) see page 2 in Section II. at the Dublin-Pleasanton BART areas available where uses could tional uses that might be permit- makes it more difficult to reject station drive. At the Rockridge change. In addition, there is little ted in South Livermore. Most church development applica- station, which includes TOD, opportunity for interaction with thought a child care center would tions. However, the county did only about 50 percent drive; 37 nearby uses. not be needed. However, one win in a suit filed against it by percent of the passengers walk to Isabel/Stanley is near existing person pointed out that children a church that wanted to build a the station. neighborhoods. It is also near of workers at wineries might be school in Palomares Canyon with Abby Thorne-Lyman, Stra- quarries. Development potential able to use such a facility. more students than zoning law tegic Economics, discussed the would be impacted by the UGB More controversial was the would allow. The county’s rejec- Publisher: Joan Kinney Seppala economics. She noted that those and airport protection zone. Nei- topic of churches. One Liver- tion stood, because the county Associate Publisher: David T. Lowell (INLAND VALLEY PUBLISHING CO.) Editor: Janet Armantrout who are able to take transit cut ther of the first three sites is very more church was rebuffed in its treated the church like any other transportation costs in half. A walkable. earlier proposal to the county to applicant that could not meet The Independent is published every Thursday by Inland Valley Publishing Company, 2250 First St., family who is auto dependent, There is more opportunity relocate to Tesla Road, near the zoning ordinance standards. Livermore, CA 94550; (925) 447-8700. 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Editorial information may be submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org. Throne-Lyman said that TOD the national laboratories. Switch- Bazar cited a federal law that The Independent, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 - PAGE 5 The Pleasanton Ballistic United U12 Premier team finished league play undefeated, as they prevailed 2 to 1 over the Union In its inaugural season, the Phantom 14U-A team won back- City Diablos Friday night in Union City, and clean-sheeted the to-back 15U tournaments. Pleasanton Girls Softball League’s Walnut Creek Menance 4 to 0 on Saturday morning in Pleasanton. Rage U-14 Orange won the District Cup in on penalty kicks. In the tournament, they defeated the Mustang Rage 1-0; Dublin 2 to 0; (PGSL) A-ball traveling team has garnered early success. Jackson Still and Nathan Esparza both scored against the PGSL & Phantom partnered with TPC Softball of Pleasanton for Diablos, and Keeper Omeed Ziari had three outstanding saves. and tied Castro Valley 1-1. The final game against the Mustang Eagles went into two overtimes and finally penalty kicks with training and have played three tournaments in the Fall, winning Jeffrey Klei and Sam Molz were all over the field defensively for the last two. The Phantom 14's opened the Fall tournament BUSC, and Max Gershman had a crucial clearance out of the Pleasanton taking the title. Details in Sports Notes. season by playing in the USSSA 16U tourney in Manteca in area. On Saturday against the Menace, Tylor Silva scored twice, October. Though the team went winless, they were competitive and Carsen Paynter joined the scoring with a goal of his own. in every game and lost 1-0 on Sunday to the eventual tournament Cameron Ritchie would add the final goal of the game with a winner. Phantom entered the Halloween USSSA Elite 2 15U-A left-footed beauty. tournament in Fremont and proceeded to go undefeated to win the championship. The championship game was a nail biter as Phantom took the win, 2-1, in the international tie breaker from a very fine Nova team. This past weekend The Phantom charges swept through the 15U-A USSSA State Qualifier held in Hayward for the championship. Phantom won five straight and outscored their opponents amazingly 37-1. The championship game ended after five innings as Phantom beat a good Fremont Flyers team 9-1. The team is comprised of the following fine players: Jenni Beadle, Andie Becker, Lindsey Chalmers, Katie Eppard, Jana Johnson, Malory Masajlo, Kendall Moore, Brooke Quesinberry, Sami Spain, Roni Stone, Corinne Valdix, Aubry Wolff and Nicole Yozzo. Kim Eppard and Rick Wolff coach the squad with the help of many parents. The Pleasanton Rage U19 division 3 team captured 1st in the league for the third consecutive season. Rage went undefeated The Pleasanton Ballistic U14 Select Team participated in the in the league with a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 1 tie. Their District Cup Tournament held at the Pleasanton Sports Park over season wrapped up with 6 shutout victories, scoring 31 goals Sadler - Martians; Top Defensive Players: out the season. Top Offensive Players: Julia the weekend. This team, which is coached by Pablo Espinosa, while only allowing 6 goals against. In addition to 1st in league Peyton Raun, Sophia Barletta, Anika Kapai - Martians Aldez, Megan Rovira, Emma Baer - Dashers; Maggie N., Isabella G., Paige M. – Daffodils; won both preliminary games on Saturday to move onto the the Rage U19 team took 1st in the Benicia Fall Classic in Under-6: The early morning battle Top Defensive Players: Lauren Jang, Shay Championship game held Sunday. In the Championship game, September where they served up three more shutout victories. between the Dashes and the Doves on the McIntyre, Dalynn Miller - Dashers; Mariah last game of the season proved to be an the team played a tough opponent, Livermore Thunder, but came Top Offensive Players: Casey Curtis Hailey Johnson Ellie Kim even match. Both teams played excellent A., Julia S., Sophia M. – Daffodils; out on top with a win of 1-0. The Ballistic U14 Team, made up of Chelsea Loewenstein Celia Ochoa Nicole Skubic Phoebe Santos demonstrating all of the skills learned through Mick Cuffe, Nick Goldstein, Zac Lander, Michael Liamos, Steven Alyse Terschuren Madelaine Weber; Top Defensive Players: Morgan, Spencer Petty, Willie Stafford, Kevin Vigallon, Albert Emma Caswell Nicole Estorga Nicole “Niki” Gotelli Caylee Heller Wiseman, Connor Veit, Kenny Rockwood, Conner Neads, Collin Sara Quero Kendall Ready Mariette Souppe Susie Styles Alex Laporte, A.K.Kang, Chris Ford, and Elijah Caluya have now won Villanueva two tournaments, won their Al Cafodio League and now District Cup. Their next challenge will be in January to defend their Association Cup Champion title. Lilianna Tierney, Sabrina D'Ambrosio. Players: Isabelle Adams, Zoe Zimpher, Juliet Pleasanton Rage Division 4: Logan -Vortex; Top Defensive Players: Mad- Under-14: Zoomboomafoo 2, Vortex die Gallagher, Brittney Robison, Maddie 0: Maddie Gallagher as goalie saved the Jackson -Vortex; game when a slow ball glided towards goal Under-12: Strikers 1, Panthers 1: The twice. Maddie Jackson blocked them. Karah score was 0-0 at the half, but first the Panther's Pleasanton Rage and the game went to PKs. Vanessa, Lindsay, Paul kicked in with a big kick to Priyanka Davar which could not get opportune po- Cara Ingrim scored, followed by the Striker's Shivi Bhatnagar ending the game in a tie Pleasanton Rage U-14 Orange won Paige, Kayla all had successful PKs and the District Cup in PK Kicks. Rage began after 5 shooters the teams were tied 4-4. sitioning. Brittney Robison crossed over 1-1. Top Offensive Players: Cara Ingrim, the tournament against Mustang Stampede. In PK sudden death, Rage's Claire Hickel's as the opposition rushed towards goal to Sara Sanchez, Lauren Chew - Panthers; Top Rage scored when midfielder Kayla Bautista shot found net. Nikki then stopped the 6th prevent the score. Alexa Hansen had a shot Defensive Players: Shivi Bhatnagar, Jody won the ball in the Rage goal area, dribbled Mustang shooter to seal the win. (Rage wins captured by their goalie. Gallagher saved Drummond, Avery Mahdavi - Strikers; it up the left side, and sent a through pass on PKs 5-4 after 1-1 tie in regulation) RAGE another try as goalie. Shayna Doyle came Under-9: An overnight drizzle and cloud to forward Vanessa Villanueva. Vanessa scored 5 goals in the tournament with top in as a strong defender and helped prevent cover lead to brisk start for a rousing final powered up the left side and sent a perfect offense players Vanessa Villanueva with 2 scoring before the half ends with no score. game of the season. It was a hard fought match cross to forward Courtney Seams at the near goals + 1 assist, and Courtney Seams with Opposition scored first goal. Teamwork between two highly skilled and passionate post for a score. Mustang's best threat was a 1 Goal + 1 Assist, and Kayla Bautista with started to really show when Isabelle and teams. The players demonstrated all of the corner kick that fullback Katie Oross cleared 4 goal assists. Rage gave up only 2 goals in Sophie Hudson battled for the ball together. skills and techniques that their coaches had out. (Rage 1, Mustang 0). the tournament with top defensive players A passing play provided momentum when taught them over the season. Top Offensive Game 2 against Dublin, Rage midfielder Olivia Deutschman, Katie Oross, and Laura Gallagher moved the ball forward to Sophie Players: Vinix A., Alicia V., Elsie C. - Polar Rebecca Dumanski won control of the ball on Morgan. U-14 Orange in 4 tournaments has who crossed to Juliet Logan to no avail as Bears; Top Defensive Players: Woody W., the right sideline and crossed it to Courtney two 1st Place, one 2nd Place and one 4th the defense stopped the try.. Maddie Jackson Antonia S., Morgan G. - Polar Bears; who received it then passed to the far post place finish. Top Offensive Players: Vanessa stopped another shot on goal. Zoe Zimpher Under-8: Five different players scored where Claire Williams found net. Laura Villanueva, Courtney Seams, Kayla Bautista; gained possession at midfield and sent the on the Martians to finish up their season. Morgan maintained the lead when the speedy Top Defensive Players: Olivia Deutschman, ball forward MoMo Iversen but Vortex gets Martians only lost one game during the fullback ran down and stopped a Dublin Katie Oross, and Laura Morgan. run over and runs out of time. Top Offensive season and had a great year. Top Offensive break-away. Vanessa then scored on a header Rage U12 Grey dominated the game Players: Lily Manos, Audrey Alavi, Savana shot from a Kayla assist. Forwards Paige Pe- against Fire and Ice Saturday, Nov. 14th, terson, Courtney, and Vanessa kept pressure winning 1 to 0. Grey Megan Shackley on Dublin with 32 possessions in the Dublin and Avery Jones pressured the Fire and side of the field. (Rage 2, Dublin 0) Ice goalie throughout the game, but it was Game 3 against Castro Valley, Vanessa Taylor Campbell getting fouled in the box scored on a Kayla corner kick. This was and Avery Jones taking the penalty kick Vanessa's team leading 9th goal and Kayla's that finally hit the net and scored the lone 16th assist. The Rage defense gave up the goal. Jenna Crawford moved the ball skill- 1st goal of the tournament when Castro fully through the midfield connecting her Valley sent a long shot into the upper cor- passes and speeding by the opposing players. ner. Erica Goldhawk and Patti Norcross Darcy Kron was also a midfield standout, assisted in stopping additional CV threats. and Miranda Spring played a solid defense. (Rage 1, CV 1) Top Offensive Players: Avery Jones, Taylor Rage played the Mustang Eagles for Campbell, Jenna Crawford; Top Defensive the Championship. In the 5th minute, Kayla Players: Megan Shackley, Darcy Kron, sent a corner kick past the near post where Miranda Spring midfielder Lindsay Curlett fired it into the In an evenly matched and well fought back of the goal. Ariel Gershman, Kayla, and game, Livermore 97 Force snuck a slow- Rebecca controlled the ball 31 times in the roller into the net to win the battle, 1 to 0. Rage midfield while fullbacks Olivia Deutschman U12 Grey Kailyn Coleman, Dalia Shafi, and and Katie Oross anchored the defense turn- Taylor Clopton led the attack, scoring twice ing 17 balls to the outside and passing most and both times having the goals called back up the sides. Ariel cleared out a dangerous due to penalties. Emma Theroux and Bailey Eagles corner kick. Goalie Nikki Costello Sanchez controlled the midfield. Goalie Sa- also had a nice stop. The Rage defense held brina D'Ambrosio made many great saves, until the last 2 minutes when a long Eagles' and Lilianna Tierney was fierce in defense. shot found the upper corner to tie the game. Top Offensive Players: Kailyn Coleman, Rage and Eagles went scoreless in 2 OTs Dalia Shafi, Taylor Clopton; Top Defensive Players: Emma Theroux, Bailey Sanchez, PAGE 6 - The Independent, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 Pleasanton Ballistic 17 saves and Goldhawk having 5, including a blocked PK in the Chivas game. Cannonball vs Cheetah game was dynamite. Matthew Kenning, Nate Kragen, Alex Potts punch-in. The Rapids lead grew to 3-0 when Ben Foos lined up for a penalty kick in the close, leading all scorers with twelve points, a number of which were the result of the "fol- offense. Terminators Matt Benavidez and Aaron Lee showed some offensive strength Pleasanton Ballistic United Soccer Ballistic United Soccer Club Division and Jake Borges fought hard on offense with box after a tripping foul, then poked home low-your-shot" clinic that she put on for most and Jared Hubart and JJ Marty played some Club (BUSC) U13 Div III Select team won 4 -Recreational Aaron Zhang, Tyler Rocha, Andrew White- a well-placed dart in the right corner. The of the game. In the end, St. Michael's was great defense. the consolation bracket in last weekend’s Under 6: Centurions vs. Comets: The land, Paul Priess, Travis Demille protected Rapids final goal was the product of pressure able to pull away to a 28 - 15 victory, but it • • • CYSA District III & IV District Cup 2009 Comets played an excellent last game of the stellar goalie crew of Cody Vaeth, Jayden and quick reactions. Johnson centered a pass wasn't the easy win that the score indicated. SM/SC came from behind to top St. Tournament with a record of 2-1-1. The boys the season. Leading the Comets were goals Cardera and Owen Lahr. Great game and to Kline, who slammed a shot off the right It was a great team effort, and a solid start Isidore 24-21 in a thriller that had several lead won their first round bracket, tying Dublin by Max Young and JT Brugaletta and a hat awesome season Cannonballs. Top Offensive post. It was Kline’s third carom off the goal to the season for both teams. changes. Leading the charge for SM/SC was Stealth 0-0 and defeating Mustang Vipers trick by Charlie Buckley. Top offensive Players: Matthew Kenning; Top Defensive post or crossbar, but Ahuja alertly lifted the • • • Kayne Cortez with six points, five rebounds 4-0 to move into the semi-final round against players were Logan Roloff, Kale Pressler Players: Tyler Rocha rebound over the goalie’s head. SM/SC 5th grade boys "Flying Cows" and six steals. Jack Kath hit the game clincher Union City Chivas. The semi-final match was a hard fought contest by both teams with and Noah Ishaya who supported the goals Under-12: Ravens 0, Rays 3: It was (#512) lost 20-23 to St. Isidore (#510). St. with seconds remaining for two of his game BUSC scoring early at the 4th minute of with excellent passing and constant pres- sure on the Centurions. Ben MacKirdy the final game of the regular season for the D4-U12 boys. The Rays faced off against the CYO Basketball Isidore started off with a 13-2 early lead in the first half. But the Flying Cows fought back high eight points. Also playing well for SM/SC were Reid Heffron who had three the first half. Chivas quickly tied the match St. Michael's/St. Charles (SM/SC) 8th at the 13th minute on a PK and remained and Kian Amini-Nejad provided a strong Ravens Saturday afternoon, 2:00 at Harvest grade girls A team Fury started the season hard in the 3rd quarter to tie it up 13-13. While assists and three steals and Luke Morrisroe tied 1-1 at the end of the half. The match defense by stopping the Centurions on Park. The two teams had played before earlier with a bang with a win of 28-16 against St. they continued to play very well in the fourth with two points and three rebounds. was evenly balanced in shots on goal with many goal-scoring opportunities. Moral in the season and the Rays had won handily, Raymond in CYO basketball action. They quarter, ultimately the Cows came up short. • • • BUSC at 14 and Chivas with 13. The win- support was provided by teammate James but the Ravens were not in the mood for a started out strong and never let up. Top Top offensive players were Austin Curtis and St. Joan of Arc 18, SM/SC 13. For Joan ning goal was scored by Chivas early in the Weaver who cheered the team on from the repeat. It was well into the first half before scorers were Brielle, Hailey and Madeline Miles McPeek; top defensive players were of Arc, Grant Vorhes played strong offense second half. Even though BUSC continued sidelines with his broken arm. The Comets the first team scored as the Rays Jordan with help from Ashleigh and Claire. Great Noah Reno and Patrick Schwartz. scoring for his team, Zach Ridenour played to play hard and put together several good and their parents enjoyed a spirited parent Singh pushed a quick through ball to Shaun drives to the hoop by Skyler and Rebekah • • • good offense, Reyon Akabane also scored runs against their opponent’s defense, Chivas vs. Comets soccer game at their team party Kienhofer, on the right side, who promptly and rebounds by Shannon. All girls played SM/SC 5th Grade Girls, Gold Rush for his team. For SM/SC, Zellie Silberman held strong until the final whistle, winning the following day. Many thanks to Coaches sent the ball to the opposite side of the goal excellent defensively but Niki took it to (5011), continued their winning ways by played good defense he helped his team the match 2-1. Colin Weaver and Rod Roloff for their efforts for a 1-0 score. But defense reigned again the extreme. defeating St. Isidore's (5008) 24-2. Mila with a basket. Garrett Barker played good BUSC moved on to face Newark Arsenal in making a fun and enjoyable soccer season and it wasn't until 30 seconds before half time • • • Steinberg handled the ball well and Alexan- offense scoring a basket. Vasseilis Dimitro- in the Consolation Match. The boys were for the Comets. when the Rays, Innes McEntee found Max Another tough game for the 7th grade dra Lonsinger hit her first six shots to break poulos was a good defense blocking a shot up for the challenge and defeated Arsenal Coyotes vs. Copperheads: The Coyotes Kim on a well executed cross from the left girls SM/SC NUTZ in CYO basketball the game open early. Alexandra ended up and also scored for his team. Shane Clifton 2-1 with a dominant overall performance. finished off the season with an excellent final side and Kim was able to just barely beat the action. A strong St. Joan defense led at the with 14 points. Taylor Peterson and Madi- retrieved the ball and scored for his team. The Select team out-shot Newark 19 to 7, game. With gleaming eyes, all of the boys Ravens goalie to the ball pushing it into the half 9-6. The NUTZ came out in the fourth son Jackson rounded out the scoring with 8 Noah Rakestraw scored for his team show- holding them to only 2 shots in the first half. tried their hardest, defending their goal and net for a 2-0 halftime lead. Joe Schaffer for with their best effort to take the lead but points and 2 points, respectively. Mallory ing good offense. Newark jumped out to an early lead, scoring kicking the ball past the Copperheads. Top the Ravens put on a spectacular defensive fell short by a basket. A last second 3-point Jones, Maggie Sneed and Jamie Zogaric led • • • a goal at the 3rd minute of the first half. But, Offensive Players: Anthony Mitine, Tyler show but stalwart reliable defenders Keagan effort by center, Katie Johnston, almost tied the Gold Rush's stingy defense with their The SM/SC Ballers fought hard in their BUSC tightened their defense, maintained Caldeira, Zachary Riley, Colby Wallace. Locher, Timmy Wu, Tyler Wineger and Kevin the score. A great game and fantastic effort aggressive play. first league game against Catholic Com- their game plan and didn’t allow another goal Top Defensive Players: Justin Wallace, Yang for the Rays were more than a match by both teams brought it down the wire. For • • • munity of Pleasanton (CCOP) but came up the remainder of the match. BUSC scored Ryan Armstrong, Dylan Gray, Kyle Franck, keeping the ball in the Ravens' defensive end. the second straight week, Team Captain and St. Joan #516 beat SM/SC #514 short, 37-25. Garrett McDonald led the team 2 minutes later, reversing momentum back Jaden Lewis. The Rays were fortunate one more time as Point Guard, Sarah Partridge led her team (Terminators) 26 to 14. For St. Joan, Matt in rebounds with seven, had three steals and to their favor. The Pleasanton boys then Under-7: Fireballs vs. Forty Niners: Jordan Singh tapped a pass out to left footer with 6 points, 10 attempts, 6 rebounds and 3 McSweeney played strong defense and Luke also scored two points. Alex Cupps scored 6 scored their second goal at the 17th minute The last game of the season for the 49ers Joey Brasil who pounded a long high ball steals. Right behind Sarah was Katie with 4 Haase and Jake Bennett provided a great points and had three steals, Jacob Mitchell of the first half, leading the match 2-1 at against the Fireballs was an exciting end in from the left side that the Ravens' goalie points, 7 attempts, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. was two for two from the floor with 5 points the end of the half. The second half was a to great fall soccer. Goals were made by was unable to handle. The Rays were again Natalie Palomo had 9 attempts, 3 points and defensive battle on both sides of the pitch, Jake Moss, Aidan Jetter, Conner Andrews fortunate, closing regular season play unde- led the defense with 5 steals. Jordan Volponi, resulting in no additional goals by either and Jake Lambro. Impressive break-aways feated. Strong coaching (by Ray McEntee Madison McCoy and Isabella Murphy held team with the BUSC Select team winning were made by Jake Amiri and Liam Maciel. and Gary Wineger), training and talent have the score close with a great defensive effort the Consolation match. Impressive goal tending was done by Ryan allowed them to advance to the Crossroads against their opponents. Over the two day event, BUSC out shot Flanagin, David Thoe and Jake Lambro. tournament in Dublin. • • • opponents with a total of 67 shots on goal to Drew Homes and Johnny Foster provided Rapids 4, Revolution 0: The Rapids SM/SC CYO 7th Grade Girls American only 33 against. Goals were scored by Matt good defense moves for the team. Team concluded their season in trademark fashion, League team opened the season Sunday in Teng, Roberto Beard, Dylan Tuell, Pierre coaches Ken Lambro and Rob Jetter did a defeating the Revolution 4-0 by combining Dublin against an improved St. Raymond's Marie and Brian Kinnee at one apiece. Mason wonderful job with the team all season and knifing attacks, ball-control passing and team. The girls had a hard time at the outset: Picone also contributed two goals to finish thanks to the parents for all the support. unbending defense. The Rapids defend- Unable to penetrate a stout St. Raymond's the weekend at 7 total for the team. Assists Top Offensive Players: Jake Moss, Aidan ers – anchored by Amit Nagdev, Zach zone and failing to connect from outside, they were credited to Brian Kinnee with 4 and Jetter, Conner Andrews, Jake Lambro; Top Sonnenschein, Michael Schwanhausser got out rebounded at both ends and found Andrew Griehshammer and Roberto Beard Defensive Players: Ryan Flanagin, David – allowed only six shots on goalies Nate themselves behind in the early going. Start- with 1 apiece (Roberto Beards goal was Thoe, Jake Lambro Gipson, Eric Holmes and David Koidal as ing in the second quarter, they stepped up “Unassisted”). Chris Klahr, Matt Teng, Drake Falcons vs. Flames: In the final game the team chalked up its sixth shutout. The their rebounding and hit a few from outside, Hartland, Tomas Rozsa and Chris Goldhawk of the year, the Flames were led in scoring Rapids offensive pressure came from all which opened up cutting lanes and gave them held all opponents to a total of 3 goals in their by goals from Trevor Cheng, Parker Hill, directions, frequently sparked by pinpoint some points in the paint. Rachel Braun led defensive positions, including two shutout Connor Witt and Joseph Weaver. Supporting passes from Brandon Larson and Arambh a great team defensive effort, making it dif- performances. Thanks to Drake for joining the goals on offense with excellent passing Ahuja and aggressive work in the wings by ficult for St. Raymond's to generate much the team for the District and Association Cup were Aidan Roloff and Carlos Caruso. An Jonathan Chestnutt and Koidal. The Rapids offense, especially off the dribble, and when events. The midfielders did an outstanding outstanding defensive effort was exhibited by posted their first goal 11 minutes in with a they were able to penetrate, Anna Neitzel job transitioning play up the pitch, creating Hayden Rice, Chand Duggal and Christopher play repeated throughout the season: Damian often was waiting under the basket. She was scoring opportunities. They were Joshua Overton. The boys made excellent progres- Johnson streaked down the left sideline, and formidable underneath on defense, finishing Cole, Lucas Warzyniak, Pierre Marie, Reed sion in their skills and teamwork that was then fired a pass to Tyler Kline for a direct the game with six or seven blocked shots and Marques and Ryan Vicencio. Sammy Hanson demonstrated by their coaches, Colin Weaver shot. Six minutes later, Kline reversed the an even dozen rebounds. Rachel Hernandez and Chris Goldhawk shared Keeper duties and Mike Rice. scenario by chipping a pass to Johnson, who found her range from outside beginning in the over the four matches with Hanson having Under-8: Cheetahs vs. Cannonballs: The angled a shot across the goal to Larson for the second quarter and showed a power game in The Independent, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 - PAGE 7 over the goalies head into the net. Rockets answered with a goal of their own, ending the half in a tie. In the second half, Rockets scored again, and Crush were unable to regain the lead, despite dominating shots on Rocket's goal. To players: Samantha Dukes, Andrea Sommer Livermore Crush played perfect soccer in this 5 to 1 defeat against Bay Oak Storm. This game was played on the turf fields, which made for a very fast paced game. Samantha Dukes started off the scoring drive for Crush, taking the ball up field solo, fighting past 2 Storm defenders for a blast into the goal. The Crush offense infiltrated Storm territory with multiple shots on goal. Claire Anderson passed to Tori Borgna; Tori passed to Kira Karter; Kira took a shot, blocked by the goalie and rebounded back to Kira, who was in position for the follow up shot and goal. The half ended 0-2. With a pass up from a Crush defender, Claire Anderson got the ball at 1/2 field and 2 Storm defenders couldn't catch her on a break away, giving Claire time for a perfect shot and goal. Storm had multiple corner kicks in Crush territory and scored on one of them. Crush answered during one of their own corner kicks by Meghan Giamona over the goalies head, blocked by a defender back out to Meghan; Meghan had the follow Livermore Junior Football concluded its season with its all-star up pass back in front of the goal to the right side, with Madelyn Krueger in perfect posi- games at Granada High School last Saturday night. All-stars tion for the shot into the goal. The final goal squads consist of one-half of each teams' players as selected came just before the whistle, with Isabella by the the players--not by coaches or parents. In the Senior Barbero's beautifully placed pass to Tori Ryan Kirby at bat (top photo) at the Pan American championships. Borgna, who dribbled past 2 Storm defenders Division, the combined Giants and Jets squad defeated the He is shown wearing his USA uniform at left. and with instinctual timing, Tori pulled the joined Cardinals-Saints by a score of 24 to 20. In the Advanced goalie out for a great shot past her. Special acknowledgment to Madelyn Krueger, who Division game, the all-stars from the 49ers and Ravens held off was on fire during this game, and scored her the Dolphins-Raiders 8 to 6. LJFL concluded its third season Livermore Players Helps serving the youth of Livermore who wish to play football or cheer first goal for the season. In the semifinal game the Sacramento Boca narrowly defeated the Crus, 3 to 2, to in their hometown without the need to travel further than the city advance to the finals. Crush came into this limits. Sign-ups for the 2010 season will begin in February. In Bring Home the Gold game ranked 10th out of 24 in their bracket. Boca started off with 2 quick goals in the first the photo, the Cardinals' Casey Soltis (#44) eludes the Giants' half. With a penalty against a Crush player Jason Silva (#12). in the Boca penalty box, Tori Borgna took the direct kick and blasted the ball into the outfield, mainly because the After high school, Kirby has his net for a Crush goal, leaving the score 2-1 coaches wanted to keep his bat eyes set on playing college ball, at the half. Boca came back in the second in the line-up. then a major league career. half with another goal. Then, a Crush mid- against the Mustang Strikers. Livermore got November 2009 at www.pleasantongirlsla- fielder got the ball up to Samantha Dukes, the early lead when Hunter Vice picked up crosse.com. Questions? Richard Murphy at Ryan Kirby of Livermore be- That seemed to have been a “There is no player that I pat- who took the ball on a break away, pulled a loose ball that bounced off the post and email@example.com. Spring season gan his international baseball ca- good decision, as he came home tern my play after,” he said when the goalie out of position and shot past her slammed a perfect shot into the net. Late in runs from February to May 2010. reer at the ripe old age of 14. He with two trophies from the inter- asked if he had a favorite major for another Crush goal. Crush battled hard the second half the Strikers rounded up a ball was among 18 players selected national play, one was for having leaguer. back into the Boca defensive territory with multiple shots, but couldn't connect for an- in the 18 and evened up the score. Excellent shots came from Bianca Stubler, Adrianna LGSA Tryouts to play on the USA Baseball’s He described himself as a Spring 2010 recreation season tryouts the highest batting average and other goal. The offense and defense played Sblendorio and Marissa Pletschette. Ex- will be held on Saturday, December 5 for 14-Year Old National team as it the other for the highest slugging patient player. “I like to play and amazing soccer against a great team and left cellent control in the center came from all registered 10U and Middle School girls. competed against other teams in have fun.” their heart on the field. Lesly Jimenez and Amanda Smithers. Both percentage. The Livermore Elite Rampage U9 teams played excellent passing games and Tryouts will be held at Joe Michell School, the Pan American championships There were six teams compet- He began playing T-ball at age fought hard. 1001 Elaine Avenue, Livermore. For more Girls made their way through the last few information and to download the registration played in Ecuador. ing in Ecuador. The USA team 4 in the Granada Little League. rounds of State Cup and into the quarterfinals. form, visit www.livermoregirlssoftball.org, The team came home with the went undefeated. His Little League career was In their first game, Rampage faced Union City Alliance. Alyssa Silva started the action by Pleasanton Jr. Football email registration@livermoregirlssoftball. gold medal. Kirby said there were two spent mainly in the infield, at In their last game of the season in Pleas- org or call 925-556-5259. dribbling through heavy traffic from the de- anton Junior Football League playoffs, the Kirby, is a freshman at Grana- close games. “We had to come both third and shortstop. fensive line and passing off to Gigi Cole who Intermediate Division Colts and Panthers da High School. from behind to beat Brazil 5 to 3. He doesn’t play other sports. then crossed the ball to the left for Maggie played a hard fought battle to determine Phantom Lacrosse Rae McPeek to put in with authority. Then Open Registration for Winter/Spring Kirby said there was a “pretty In the finals, we came from be- “I am concentrating on baseball,” Maggie centered a ball for Ashley Cole for third place. The game started with Panthers taking possession first and with 8:12 on 2010 Season runs through Nov 25. Phantom intense” selection process that hind to beat Puerto Rico 4 to 3. he stated. As for his leisure time, the second goal. Then defender Alexa Clatt the clock, a pass was intercepted by Scott Lacrosse Club is open to boys and girls grades began with being selected to the “It was fun. The field we he likes hanging out with his wanted to get into the action. Alexa powered Lewis for a approximately 60 yard return 3 through 8. Registrations will be accepted through her opponents and took the ball all Northern California team. That played on was a lot better than I friends. the way, coast to coast for goal three.. Soon for a T.D. 6-0 on a first come, first served basis so register During the second quarter with ap- early for assured placement. Registration team competed in a tournament had expected,” he stated. USA Baseball is the National after, Ashley Cole scored goal #4. Gigi Cole proximately 35 seconds left, Ruben Mercado Fee is $195 which includes the required in North Carolina. The field of There was time to do a little Governing Body of amateur got back into the action, scoring two more: scored a touchdown. 12-0 $20 US Lacrosse membership (second/third players vying for the national baseball in the United States and one on a rebounded ball and the other off of a child discounts). Visit the website at www. sight-seeing. This included visits nice send through from Hayli Edwards. Then During the 3rd quarter, Ben Thompson made a great interception with 2:35 left on phantomlacrosse.org for further information. team was narrowed from 150 to the beaches and a tour of the is a member of the United States the defenders took over the scoring. Kamy the clock for another 1 shoe run to the 16-yd. If there are questions about the “Fastest Game to 24 at the conclusion of the city. Olympic Committee (USOC). Farro worked the ball nicely through the line. Ruben Mercado scored 2 additional TD on Two Feet” or would like to learn more tournament. The organization selects and middle and fed it to Kate Hottinger for a blast Kirby said it wasn’t just a into the back of the net. Next Hayli Edwards for the Colts. 24-0. During the 4th quarter a about the organization, please contact Bill The final cut was at the end trains the World Baseball Clas- great pass was caught by William Hammer Anaya at (925) 447-3832. baseball experience, but a life took the ball herself through the middle and but Colts did not score. Despite the score of four days of training in Mi- experience. sic Team and World Cup Team shot a net-ripper right past her opponents. the Panthers fought hard and never gave up. ami. “There was really a lot of “It was a great honor to be (and all other USA Baseball Kamy Farro followed with a beautiful rifle Final score Colts 24- Panthers 0. Roller Hockey of a ball from 18 yards out, nothing but net Team members include: Austin Bar- Valley Roller Hockey in Livermore will competition for those final slots,” selected and a great experience to Professional Teams); the USA for goal #9 and the win, 9-0. be starting the Winter session November 30. tholomew, Baylee Zubek, Ben Thompson, said Kirby. have been able to play. I learned Baseball National Team (Col- In game 2, the Rampage faced San Juan Christian Liscano, Daniel Meyer, Drew No equipment is needed except skates. There He plays both third base and a lot about more than baseball. I legiate); the USA Baseball 18U, Lightning. Madison Hood fired up the team Zubek, Dylan Miller, Ethan Lister, Garrett are all kinds of loaner protective hockey gear with her perfectly placed penalty kick in available for those who do not have it.. No the outfield. While he prefers learned how other people live. 16U and 14U National Teams; the bottom left corner, putting Rampage up Borba, Jack Gerlach, Jordan Buranis, Justin experience needed to play this fun sport. Mahoney, Logan Koch, Marc Gauthier, Ma- playing third, he played the out- There was quite a bit of poverty. and the USA Baseball Women’s 1-0. Then Gigi Cole powered one in for a 2 son Bartolo, Michael Smith, Patrick Mackle, Age groups includes free Mites ages 6 field on the national team. I didn’t think it would that bad,” National Team. to 0 advantage.. Gigi sent 2 more across the Paul Jackson, Rod Allen, Ruben Mercado, and under; Squirts-ages 7-10 ($140); Pee center, both finding Ashley Cole who struck Wees 11-14($140). The session lasts 9 weeks “It’s okay where I play, as he said. For more information, please with intensity for goals #3 and #4. Camille Scott Lewis, Trevor Terry, Tyler Briggs, and William Hammer. with players coming twice a week for prac- long as I get to play,” he stated. Next, he plans to go out for visit www.usabaseball.com and LeBlanc sent a cannon ball from 20 yards tices and games. Travel teams also available. He added that he was put in the baseball this spring at Granada. www.goldenspikesaward.com. outside; the Lightning never saw it coming. Signups at the regular fee continue on Nov. It caught back-net and brought the game to Lacrosse Registration 21. For more info call Beau at 925-443-1500 5-0. Kamy Farro put the exclamation mark Girls lacrosse Spring 2010 registration or check out www.valleyrollerhockey.net on the sentence as she blasted her penalty Dublin Bowl to Host PBA Tour Event is now open. It is open to girls in grades 2 kick into the corner to bring the game to to 8. Registration is now through the end of its 6-0 close. In game 3, Rampage faced the Mustang After an over 15 year hiatus, tunity for amateurs to bowl with back.“ said Ted Hoffman, man- Blast. Both teams came into game 3 with aging partner of Earl Anthony’s 2 shut-outs behind them and prepared to Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl will professionals. Portions of the battle it out for the bracket win. Rampage once again be hosting The Lum- proceeds from each Pro-Am en- Dublin Bowl. “To do this in dominated play but found themselves unable ber Liquidators PBA Tour Earl try will benefit the Earl Anthony Earl’s honor is unbelievable and to put the ball in the net. Blast attempted to we hope the fans are as excited strike back but defenders Kamy Farro, Hayli Anthony Memorial, honoring Memorial Scholarship Fund. Edwards, Alexa Clatt, Kate Hottinger, and the No.1 player in PBA history. Each year the United State Bowl- as we are.” The tour concludes Alyssa Silva, at the direction of goal keeper The event will bring together the ing Congress awards $25,000 with live television coverage on Courtney Hayes, did an amazing job of shut- best of the men’s and women’s collectively to male and female ESPN on Sunday, January 17 at ting them down. Courtney Hayes came out to the edges of her box to steal the ball off of bowlers to Dublin beginning bowlers in honor of legendary 10 a.m. the feet of the Blast. The front line continued January 12. This is a chance to pro-bowler, Earl Anthony, who For tickets visit www.pba.com to pass and attack with what could only be watch some of the best bowlers show outstanding community or stop by Earl Anthony’s Dublin described as beautiful soccer. Gigi Cole and Alyssa Silva made some amazing shots but in the country including Caro- involvement and the highest of Bowl at 6750 Regional Street. somehow the Blast goalie was able to get her lyn Dorin-Ballard, Parker Bohn academic achievement. Space is also still available to fingers on them and make the saves. The game III, Norm Duke and Walter Ray “We are excited to be hosting compete in the Pro-Am event, ended with a 0-0 tie and the bracket results would have to be determined by penalty Williams Jr. a stop on the PBA Tour. The last for more information call (925) kicks. Rampage was awarded the bracket win On Saturday, January 16 a time we hosted this event was 828-7550. and was given a 5th place seeding in the top Pro-Am is scheduled for adults, in 1992, it’s long overdue to be 8 teams in Northern California. In the quarter-finals, Rampage faced El seniors and youth, a rare oppor- Dorado Eclipse Luna. Midway through the first half, Alyssa Silva gained possession of the ball, and dribbled toward the goal with and three steals. Jordan Lewis scored 5 and DeSantis, Brandon Pillon, and Jacob Bryant amazing speed, pulling away from the Luna played tough at both ends of the court. Jared demonstrated strong and determined man to defenders as she went. From to left side of Buranis had 4 points and Jacob Woll scored man defense while Colby Sherer and Robert Livermore Youth Soccer the field, she blasted the ball across the pitch 3, and played aggressive defense. CCOP had Mullineaux crashed the boards for rebounds. Livermore Elite Crush U10 tied the and found the edge of the net, just inside two players in double figures at the end of the Max Jones and Dylan Cole showed their Dublin Magic 1 to 1 in a Nor-Cal State Cup the front post. Gigi Cole stole the ball and, night and their tenacious rebounding kept the quickness with some steals. Kyle Stow sunk Quarterfinal game. Both teams came into finessing past opponents, took the ball in all game out of reach for the Ballers. his first bucket of the season. For 2BN9, Mat- this re-match with 1 loss to each other during by herself, shot, and scored, bringing the girls The SM/SC Ballers got their first win in teo Crivello played great offense. Douglas league play. As is typical with games between to a 2-0 lead at half. In the second half, the a come from behind thriller over St. Isidore. Wynne had a great rebounding performance these two teams, it was a physical and hard defense again proved to be impenetrable as The Ballers got good rebounding from Garret while Ethan Clark, Antonio Crivello and Sam fought game. Magic scored first in the 1st they stopped the Luna team from shooting. McDonald, Jared Buranis and Jordan Lewis Morrisroe were great defenders. half, with 6 shots on goal, minimizing Crush As a few balls made their way into the back pulling down 6 apiece. Alex Cupps scored • • • shots on their goal to 2. In the second half, third of the field, Courtney Hayes was ready 14 points and had 5 steals. Buranis had 11 The 1st/2nd grade Livermore CYO Jedis Crush kicked it into gear and had 8 shots on to pounce. Kamy Farro got a hold of the ball. points, McDonald had 4, Jacob Mitchell vs. Shake and Bake played a strong and Magic goal. With minutes left in the game, She carried it down the left side of the field scored 2 and Jacob Woll had 3 points and aggressive game on Sunday. Andy Hankins Isabella Barbero passed up to Kira Karter, and passed to the center where Alyssa Silva played very tough defense. St. Isidore led was the Jedi's Player of the Game for his Kira with a beautiful pass across the goal got a foot on it and sent it over to Kailee the game going into the 4th quarter, but the ball handling skills and scoring. Steven Lee, to the left side where Claire Anderson was Haskins. Kailee, still a good 25 yards from Ballers defense held up. The game ended Ryan Anderson, and Jacob Hoggatt played a waiting in position, and Claire with a 1-touch goal, settled the ball and with everything with the final score 34-30. strong game at both ends of the court. Great Blast into the goal tied the game up. Top she had, blasted the ball toward the goal. • • • scoring by Jack Volponi, Anthony Guerra, players: Offense-Claire Anderson, Isabella The ball sailed to the left side of the goal, The Livermore SM/SC CYO 3rd Grade Austin Overton, Josiah Knight and Thomas Barbero; Defense-Madison McCallister and hitting back net, and sending Rampage fans Boys "Shooters" playing a very effective Kello. For Team Shake and Bake, Amanda Goalie Claire Abele. into celebration. Rampage finished the game SM/SC "Warriors" team. Top all-around Price had several fast breaks to the basket. The Mill Valley Rockets narrowly de- with a 3-0 victory and an advancement to the players for the Warriors included Zach Connor Hardesty scored a jumper under pres- feated the Crush 2-1. In this evenly matched State Cup semifinals next weekend as a top MacIntire, Roberto Iacomini, and Frankie sure. Jacob Gutke had a basket and played game, Crush struck first with a goal mid-way 4 team in Northern California. Silva. Top Defensive Players for the Shoot- stellar defense the entire game. Both teams into the first half. Claire Anderson had a huge Livermore Elite Div. 1 Under-11 ers included Forest Bishop, Grant Dufek, did a good job of getting rebounds and taking throw in to Tori Borgna; Tori got the ball to Rampage 1, Mustang Strikers 1: Livermore and Jacob Peterson. Top Offensive Players their team to the net. another Crush player who blasted the ball played their last league game in a tough battle for the Shooters included Brad Mitchell and Ryan Mitchell. • • • 3016-SM/SC 10, St. Joan of Arc 8: Great teamwork won this tough game with scoring from Jacqueline Arnold, Annabelle Stine, Amber Thomas and Allison Sprugasci. Melanie Laronde and Amber Thomas each contributed with rebounds and Jacqueline Arnold's aggressive defense proved critical in the close game. • • • 1st-2nd Grade Boys Wildcats vs. Lak- ers. A very well matched game was played. The teams are making great passes and defending their net. Lakers offensive play- ers for this game were Brett Oelrich, Nick Donaldson, Landon Wiedenfeld and Joseph Bartoni. Defensive players were Jad Diep, Andrew Stein. Wildcats offensive players Jason DeSantis, Evan Heinitz and Robbie Zepeda. Defensive players were Michael Grant, Jacob Wald. • • • SM/SC CYO 2BN6 Leopards vs 2BN9: Both 1st/2nd grade teams showed up to play an exciting game Sunday morning at the RLCC. For the Leopards; Ben Wiesner, Enzo PAGE 8 - The Independent, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 94566 (download a registration form from will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Highlights: Child E: Rebecca Okmin, 3rd (Opinions voiced in letters our website). Late registration fee applies Foundation (JDRF). floor 9.35, 6th vault 9.1; Junior A: Sydney serve many more people far bet- Baseball Camp after December 1, 2009. For more informa- For more information on the Walnut Wu, 4th tie all-around 36.425, 2nd vault published in Mailbox are those ter at less cost than what is being 4th Annual Tri-Valley Baseball Camp tion or questions, contact Christine Tanis at Creek Sports and Fitness Turkey Trot please 9.325, 4th floor 9.225, 5th bars 8.95, 7th of the author and do not neces- proposed with ACE. will be held Sun., Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It visit our website at www.wcsf.net or contact is open to girls and boys ages 5 to 13. The cost firstname.lastname@example.org. beam 8.925; Senior B: Audrey Mesick, 5th sarily reflect the opinion of The the club’s Marketing Manager, Kia Compton all-around 35.025, 4th floor 8.975, 5th bars is $50 per child and half off after the second at (925) 932-6400. 8.7, 7th beam 8.8 Independent. Letter Policy: The Fix VA Department sibling. Please contact springtrainingcamp@ Independent will not publish comcast.net for information. Bah Humbug. 5k Run/Walk Senior D: Carrie Stouffer, 3rd all-around 36.05, 1st floor 9.25, 2nd tie vault 9.275, Michael Grossman The City of San Ramon Parks & Com- Baseball Winter Camp anonymous letters, nor will it Pleasanton munity Services Department will host the 6th tie bars 8.85; Senior E: Jenna Lorenz, Sharks Tickets Livermore High Varsity Baseball Coach 4th tie bars 8.475 publish letters without names. Veteran’s Day has come and annual Bah Humbug. 5k Run/Walk. This 3.1 David Perotti is hosting a winter baseball San Jose Sharks hockey tickets are on sale mile course is a certified, flat, paved route Frequent letter writers may have gone, but Veterans are here now through the Livermore Area Recreation camp on December 21-23. Each camper will beginning at 2694 Bishop Drive in the Bishop receive individual instruction from coaches Bowling News publication of their letters de- 24/7. and Park District. Ranch Business Park. All tickets are $51 for seats in the Upper Race is open to all ages with medals and Livermore High players, a snack each Mike Silva in the Tuesday Match Point layed.) A recent article by ED Reserved section at HP Pavilion in San Jose, day and a camp shirt. The 5-12 year old rolled 139 over series average, ending given to the top 3 finishers in 18 different camp costs $125 and runs from 9:00-12:00 the night with a 646 series with games of O’Keefe, Washington Post and home of the Sharks. Buy your tickets now for the following games: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. age groups for those 5 and over. Costume everyday. Those signing up before December 235-221-190. The Great Garbage Patch reprinted in Valley Times speaks awards will also be given for Most Grinch- 11, vs. the Dallas Stars; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Like, Best Holiday Spirit, and Best Group 15 (postmarked), pay only $105. The camp Kevin Nix in the Getaway Fours rolled a Emma Mcnaney, age 9 of Veteran Tammy Duckworth’s is being held at Livermore HighVarsity Field 219 game and Louretta Agness a 218 game. Jan. 9, vs. the Detroit Red Wings; or 7 p.m. Theme, as well as complimentary holiday rain or shine. For more info to sign up please Norm Anderson went 121 over average for a The great garbage patch is role as Assistant Secretary of Saturday, March 27, vs. the Vancouver ornaments for all participants. Canucks. contact David Perotti at (925) 586-2811 or 643 series with games of 224-196-223 in the a big concern to people around VA. She is part of a team trying Race day registration begins at 7:30am email@example.com or check website Proceeds from Sharks tickets purchased and the race starts at 9am. Registration forms Tuesday Match Point League. Mike Balhorn, the world and how it's affecting to overhaul the VA, as it is called through LARPD will help provide class www.eteamz.com/lvb in the same league, rolled 104 over average and online registration can be accessed from with a high game of 253. John Graf bowled global warming. When one man moribund and out of touch. She scholarships to low-income children in the our website: www.SanRamon.ca.gov or by a 277 game that got him to a 695 series for discovered it in 1997, it was community. Tickets are available for purchase now calling 925.973.3200. Track and Field Sign Ups the night in the 4 Seasons Modified Guys & much smaller, and people were is helping to lead a VA reorga- and make perfect holiday gifts. To buy tickets, Athletics America is accepting ap- Dolls. Dennis Mitchell rolled a 264 game. In nization. plications for youth athletes between the not concerned at first. In 2008 it call LARPD at 925-373-5700. Thanksgiving Day Run ages of 7-17. the Practice League, Robert Huitron bowled a 207, Mike Smith a 235,d Bob Morrison a 200, became a big problem. Animals Ms. Duckworth said, as a This year’s Thanksgiving Day in Walnut Athletes 18 and older are also invited Mary Kay Hansen a 197 and Judy Sheehan a Ph.D. candidate and congres- Creek will offer a bit more than turkey and became stuck in tons of litter Baseball Tryouts football. The Walnut Creek Sports and Fitness to join the club and train during the adult sessions. 184. Scott Hylton, in the Cheyenne league, such as shoes, old water bottles, sional candidate leaving Walter NorCal Grizzlies Baseball will be hold- Club is giving their annual Thanksgiving Day went 133 over series average with games of Reed, she found it somewhat Practices are held year round on a ing team tryouts for the 2010 winter/spring Fun Run/Walk a brand new home. The 17th voluntary/drop-in basis and are scheduled 245-269-213. Sheryl Common rolled a 242 bags, wood, toys, pacifiers, candy challenging negotiating VA bu- season for boys in age groups 10U, 11U, 12U, game, Michelle Richards a 201 and Stacy 13U, and 14U. Tryouts are 10 a.m. to noon on Annual Walnut Creek Sport & Fitness Turkey on Monday through Friday in locations in Stephenson a 200 in the Early Years Reno wrappers, tooth brushes, old reaucracy and asked, what does Trot will now take place at Civic Park in an both Pleasanton and Livermore. Sun., Nov. 22 at the indoor training faiclity, effort to promote a city-wide celebration Getaway. In the Friday Family Affair league, fishing nets, broken boards, the 21 year old with a brain Club participants will have the option Bob Elson recorded a 235 game. 1306 Stealth St., Livermore. team practices to encourage fitness, exercise and living of competing in AAU and USATF cross rope and many more things too. injury do? begin in December with tournaments from a healthy lifestyle on Thanksgiving Day Senior bowler Don Tunison, in the February through July. Information, 922- country events, as well as several all-com- Monday Primetimers, bowled a 244 game. Scientists believe that it's about I ask all Americans to contact (Thursday, November 26). ers track meets. 5050, firstname.lastname@example.org. or www. The 5K and 10K run/walk will begin For practice times and locations, please Jim Truscott shot a 480 (102 over series) and twice the size of Texas. This their congressman requesting he/ norcalgrizzlies.org. Rich Harris was 100 over series with a 535. at 8:00 am with Kids’ Fun Runs scheduled visit www.athleticsamerica.com or call Alma Taasevigen shot a 223 in the Sirs & manmade crisis was made from she help Ms. Duckworth to sys- for 10:00 am. Pre-Registration is available Coach Rik Richardson at 925-518-9356 or the tides coming together counter via mail, in-person at Walnut Creek Sports Sirettes league and Jerry Wood bowled 54 temically change and reorganize PGSL Registration and Fitness Club at 1908 Olympic Blvd. or e-mail email@example.com over average with a 192 game. clockwise and making the trash the VA, get rid of the corruption, 2010 Registration is now open for all Youth bowler, Brendan McClain bowled online at www.wcsf.net. All participants form one big island. "I think it's red tape, bureaucratic bungling, divisions in the Pleasanton Phantom Girls Softball League. All girls living in Pleasanton will receive a commemorative t-shirt, goody Edge Gymnastics 78 pins over average for a 202 game in the Friday Family Affair league. Daniel really sad that people litter in the , Dublin and Sunol are eligible to play PGSL bag, post event refreshments and a morning Edge Gymnastics sent representatives Edmondo rolled a 241 game and Jeremy and attitude of, if you question to remember. to the Level 6 Competition at the 2009 Nor first place," says scientist James our authority, we’ll silence you! softball. Two ways to register: 1) Online at The event, produced by the Walnut Rosenburg a 222 game in the Generation www.pleasantonsoftball.org; 2) Mail-in: Cal State Championships in Lemoore over Gap league on Sunday. Mcnaney. Caring, compassion, honesty, Creek Sports and Fitness Club, is supported the weekend. PGSL, P.O. Box 911 , Pleasanton , CA by the Downtown Business Association and Here are some ways you can and respect for Veterans need to help lower the amount of trash be restored. Removing corrupt Pleasanton Cavaliers Part of Growing Interest in Rugby that goes in the ocean: 1. Use VA officials to a place more reuse-able water bottles. 2. Don't suitable to them i.e., prison, is litter. 3. Recycle. 4. Compost, a start. After winning the vote to be compete against other schools in Invitational Rugby Tournament in 2016 as Rugby Sevens is instead of throwing things away. Congressman McNerney, you included in the 2016 Olympics in the area. The club seeks to “de- in April. played with seven players per 5. Be kind to animals. 6. Respect are on the House VA Committee. Rio de Janeiro, Rugby Football velop the community-accepted Of the Olympic decision, team, versus the usual fifteen. Over a hundred years later, the signs that say, “Drains to bay.” 7. Please help Ms. Duckworth and is gaining more notoriety than character traits of responsibil- CEO and President of Rugby Respect Mother Earth. 8. Try to ever before. The International ity, compassion, self-discipline, Operations of USA Rugby, Nigel game has evolved into “one of her team to make the VA a better the world’s most engaging team tell people not to litter. 9. Respect place for all Veterans. Olympic Committee made the honesty, respect and integrity Melville, says that rugby is “a the world. final decision on Rugby Sevens’ through the sport of rugby, re- truly international sport and will sports,” and is now “faster, more inclusion on October 9 in Co- gardless of ability.” The team be a huge success in Rio.” skillful, professional and played Afghanistan Decision by everyone, not just the upper BART to Livermore Mark Spivey penhagen. has grown rapidly over the past This is not the first time Rugby Robert S. Allen classes as it was in those days,” An AP article yesterday stated Rugby has also reached to three years, extending to all dif- has been to the Olympics. It made Former BART Director states Melville. that Obama's hesitancy on Afghan local levels. The Pleasanton ferent ages and backgrounds, and it’s debut in the 1900 Games and Livermore Over 115 countries are now war build-up implies weakness. I Cavaliers Rugby Club is a Pleas- is now an established competitor was included in 1908, 1920 and playing the game [with] 3 million For BART to Livermore, I anton-based team comprised of after having won third place in 1924. The rugby played at the wish world leaders had more of players across the world. strongly favor alternative 4, at that kind of weakness. Clearly, local high school students who Varsity Silver at the Pacific Coast 1900 Olympic Games was dif- Melville predicts, “We will grade in a widened I-580 median ferent than that to be presented President Obama does not want see an increase in the number to Isabel. It is by far the least to send soldiers into harm’s way Ruckus Popular Game at Pleasanton Store of quality athletes that make up our sevens teams in the future. costly, involving little earth or structural work and almost no without a clear goal, a solid plan, The traditional Sevens countries and an exit strategy, three aspects A small Pleasanton specialty for The Golden Apple, explains United States increased by 6% adverse environmental impacts. sorely missing from President store is one of the nation’s top why the store does well with despite the fact that toy sales such as Fiji will find it increas- It is easily accessible to most ingly difficult... New Zealand, Bush’s military ventures. sellers of a family game called Ruckus, and games in general. decreased by 3% overall, ac- of Livermore in the direction of Australia, South Africa and Great I know that we Americans Ruckus, outselling much larger “We keep open copies of games cording to NPD Group, a market travel. It is also easily accessible retailers across the country, ac- research firm. Britain will always be a threat, are used to Presidents that play on hand in the store for customers to travelers on I-580 and SR 84. cowboy, that say things like cording to Dan Levy, president to play before they buy. That’s For Levy, the expertise and they have a strong legacy of Funding planned for ACE “Bring ‘em on” and “Mission of Funstreet, Inc. one of the reasons Ruckus does personal touch small stores bring developing world class players, their games are highly developed would far better be used to extend Accomplished" without a second “The Golden Apple is in the so well. It’s a game the staff re- to the table have been a key factor BART later over the Altamont top 5% of the 1,500 stores selling ally enjoys, and they’re happy in determining the success of his and professional.” thought, Presidents who send to the Central Valley. It would Americans into battle on falsified Ruckus nationwide,” said Levy, to show people. We also have games. “Everyone talks about the game’s creator and manufac- turer. “Ruckus has been carried regular game nights from time to time, where customers are invited the importance of word of mouth in this business,” says Levy. “In First Junior Giants weapons reports. But it seems like our current President understands Program Was a Success by Toys ‘R’ Us, Target, FAO in to learn several games during reality, neighborhood stores like that you don’t send soldiers into Schwarz, and Nordstrom. None the course of an evening.” The Golden Apple are my word battle without first nailing down of the stores in those chains has Games that bring people face mouth.” what we’re supposed to be doing, The inaugural season for is primarily driven by parent ever made it into the top 5%.” to face appear to be faring well and why. So hats off to Obama’s Livermore’s Junior Giants was volunteers and governed by a Nancy Halseth, game buyer amidst the economic downturn. “hesitation.” a success, with 68 boys and girls Junior Giants commissioner, In 2008, board game sales in the taken on by LARPD Recreation Soldiers are human beings, receiving Certificates of Comple- Leader Mike Niederlander. The not chess pieces. It’s about time Technology Has Other Applications tion for their participation. The Junior Giants organization offers age group this season was 5 to we get a President who under- free baseball programs to at-risk 7. The players from the inaugural stands that. Lawrence Livermore Na- gram and supported by the Sci- agreed the membranes would youth. season have now built a founda- tional Laboratory has exclu- ence and Technology Principal separate CO_ from nitrogen The season kicked off with tion for the game and can move sively licensed to Porifera Inc. Directorate. Bakajin and Noy’s in power plant emissions. The the naming of the renovated up to the next level, which will of Hayward a carbon nanotube research originally focused on membranes would transfer the Randy Johnson Field at May allow for the creation of two or technology that can be used using carbon nanotubes as a less two gases at a different rate so Nissen Park on Aug. 11. The more divisions of play for next to desalinate water and can be expensive solution to desalina- that the CO_ could be separated San Francisco Giants pitcher at- season. applied to other liquid based tion. The technique was first and sequestered. Sequestering tended the dedication ceremony Registration for the 2010 separations. demonstrated using a nanotube CO_ is a key strategy to help curb in his hometown to support the season will open in late spring, Carbon nanotubes — special membrane on a silicon chip the global warming. program. with league play starting in June molecules made of carbon atoms size of a quarter. Recently, the Laboratory, Po- All games and practices were or July. The San Francisco Gi- in a unique arrangement -allow Recently, the team made up rifera, and UC Berkeley received held at Randy Johnson Field, ants continue to help subsidize liquids and gases to rapidly flow of Bakajin and Noy as well as more than $1 million from the which was renovated with fund- this community program by through, while the tiny pore size another LLNL scientist, Fran- Department of Energy’s Ad- ing from the Junior Giants orga- providing volunteer trainings can block larger molecules, of- cesco Fornasiero, and Porifera vanced Research Projects Agen- nization, the Good Tidings Foun- and orientations, new uniforms, fering a cheaper way to remove scientists Sangil Kim and Jenni- cy to develop the carbon capture dation and Chevron Corporation. game equipment and other items salt from water. fer Klare, thought about different technique using the nanotubes. The Livermore Area Recreation for the kids. “The technology is very applications for the nanotube The grant is for two years. and Park District maintains the Junior Giants will also have exciting,” said Olgica Bakajin, membranes. In conjunction with other field that now includes new opportunities to attend Giants who serves as chief technology “Carbon sequestration has partners, Porifera also secured dugouts, fencing, infield soil games at AT&T Park and other officer of Porifera. always been at the back of our $3.3 million from the Defense and irrigation, pitchers’ mound promotional events. Bakajin formerly worked at minds, as unique properties of Advanced Research Projects and more. For more information on the LLNL where she was recruited carbon nanotube membranes Agency (DARPA) to develop The Junior Giants program Junior Giants, call LARPD at in 2000 as a Lawrence Fellow provide advantages for poten- a small, portable self-cleaning 925-373-5700. and then moved on to become tial use in carbon sequestration desalination system that could chief scientist on the carbon applications,” Noy said. Bakajin be used in the field. nanotube project along with LLNL chemist Aleksandr Noy, another former Lawrence Fel- low. The license was awarded through LLNL’s Industrial Part- nership Office. Porifera is developing mem- branes with superior perme- ability, durability and selectivity for water purification and other applications in the clean tech sector such as CO_ sequestra- tion. The technology is based on discoveries made at the Law- rence Livermore Lab. The technology first took off when it was funded by Liver- more’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development Pro- The Independent, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 - PAGE 9 Annual Gem and Mineral Seniors Shifting Gears High school seniors and their par- Holiday Book Sale Friends of the Dublin Library will downtown Pleasanton for ice skating or shopping to stop by the hotel for a corporations, and grant making public charities. The workshop will be led Show This Weekend The Livermore Lithophile Ignition facility site at Lawrence ents are invited to attend Las Positas host a Holiday Book Sale on Sat., Dec. fireside coffee beverage. On Fridays, by Scott Ullman of the San Francisco Saturdays and Sundays, November Foundation Center. Offering tips and Gem and Mineral Club will host Livermore National Laboratory College’s annual “Seniors Shifting 5 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Library, in 1997. The age of the Mam- 200 Civic Plaza. 20-December 13, 2009, from 7:00- suggestions on how best to identify the annual Lithorama on Sat., Gears” event. Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. moth was determined through There will be a great selection 11:00 p.m., visitors to the hotel lobby funding sources for individuals, this The event brings high school and Sun., Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. carbon-14 dating and found to of hardcover books in excellent will be offered complimentary coffee workshop highlights the electronic seniors and parents to the college or tea or, with the purchase of an and print resources available for your to 4 p.m. be 16,000 years old. campus at 3000 Campus Hill Drive condition, ideal for gift giving. Also offered will be children’s books, Irish Coffee or Baileys and Coffee, use at Las Positas College’s Coopera- This gem and mineral show Each day will feature demon- in Livermore, where they learn about will receive a comparable beverage tive Collection Center. and sale will be held at The Barn, strations on faceting gemstones, holiday books, gourmet cookbooks, the college’s academic, transfer, ca- at no charge. The workshop will include an 3131 Pacific Ave., Livermore. free form carving of gem mate- photographic collections, collectible reer technical programs, and services books, games, and more. The hotel, located at 807 Main overview of resources for individual The “glow room” will feature rial, square-wire jewelry making, offered to students. For information, contact the Street in Pleasanton, Calif., will also grant seekers at the Foundation Cen- a display of fluorescent rocks and and creating lampwork glass “Seniors Shifting Gears” will be Dublin Library (925) 828-1315 collect business cards to be entered ter’s web site and a demonstration minerals. beads. held Thursday, December 3 from in a drawing for a complimentary of Foundation Grants to Individuals Along with the Glow Room, Kids will get a start on their 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the college’s night’s stay. The drawing will take Online, the Center’s searchable data- mineral collections with mineral Physical Education Complex. Dublin Nominations place at 11:00 p.m. on December base providing information on more the show will have some of the The City of Dublin is accepting best displays from gem and min- identification cards and sample For additional information, nominations for the 2009 Citizen of 13, 2009. than 6,600 grant makers that support eral clubs throughout Northern minerals that kids may take please contact Jenna Heath at (925) The hotel also collects new or used individual grant projects. home with them. Experts will be the Year, Young Citizen of the Year DVDs for Operation DVD to be sent The workshop will be held at California. Expect to see award- 424-1487. and Organization of the Year. winning cases from the American on hand to identify each mineral The purpose of these awards is to military personnel. Las Positas College, 3000 Campus before it goes on the card. More information is available by Hill Drive in Livermore, on Friday, Federation of Mineralogical So- Tree Pickup to recognize outstanding individuals calling the hotel at (925) 846-8802. December 4 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 cieties on sands from around the Seven vendors will have gem Boy Scout Troop 941 in Pleas- and groups who have contributed to The Rose Hotel is located at 807 p.m. in Building 2400, Room 2416. world and on free-form gemstone and mineral material for sale. anton is holding a Christmas tree the quality of life in Dublin this past carving. A ticket for a chance to win recycling program. This community year. Nomination criteria for both Main Street in Pleasanton. Registration is required and available online at http://foundationcenter. Other displays will feature one of the hourly door prizes is service is offered to help with the the Citizen and Young Citizen of the mineral collections, fossils, jew- included with every paid admis- collection and recycling of trees. Year Awards are based on the Dublin Danville Tree Lighting org/sanfrancisco/training/ffsliver- more.html. elry and polished agate cabo- sion. Raffle tickets are available Suggested donation is $5 for trees Pride – Integrity in Action Program’s The Danville tree lighting will at $1 each or 6 for $5. Children up to 8 feet and $10 for trees over 8 10 Characteristics: Responsibil- take place the day after Thanksgiving, For more information, please chons. contact Vicki Shipman at (925) A special attraction will be a will receive a free item. There feet or flocked. Donations go directly ity, Respectfulness, Caring, Giving, Friday, November 27, from 5:15-8:30 will be a silent hourly auction of to support local scouting activities Positive Attitude, Trustworthiness, pm along Diablo Road near the Old 424-1355. display of fossils recovered from throughout the year. Cooperation, Doing One’s Best, Hon- Oak Tree. the Zone 7 dig site in 2008. The minerals and lapidary materials. To arrange for a tree to be picked esty, and Self-Discipline. The Young From 5:15-6:15pm, gather at the Master Composter Class dig took place off Las Positas The event also includes how- up in Pleasanton, please call 399-1377 Citizen of the Year recognizes the tree for holiday refreshments and The annual Master Composter Road near the Target Store. to-do-it demonstrations such as or go to www.troop941.org. volunteer service of Dublin’s youth music and sing along with the San Training Program is currently accept- These are the most recent of the faceting, beading, and freeform in grades 1 to 12. Ramon Valley High School Chorus ing applications for the 2010 class. Pleistocene fossils found in the carving. All nominees will be recognized at under the direction of Ken Abrams. After receiving free training in Livermore Valley. The largest Admission is $4.00 for adults Turkey Time Program the City Council meeting on Tuesday, From 6:15-6:30 the ceremonial light- compost training, soil health and animal represented in the find is (free weekend re-entry with The Livermore Area Recreation February 16, 2010 and then invited to ing of the tree by Father Christmas natural gardening techniques, Master a Mammoth. A similar Mammoth stamped hand) and children age and Park District ranger staff will attend a recognition event to be held and Snow Angel will occur. Finally, Composters design and implement was unearthed at the National 12 and under free with adult. present a program with the theme, at the Shannon Community Center from 6:30-8:30 the evening continues community outreach projects. The “Turkey Time.” Meet Ranger Amy Wolitzer at 2 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 21 on Friday, February 19, 2010, where the winners will be announced. The Organization of the Year will receive a with holiday music, entertainment and refreshments located at various businesses throughout downtown goal is to reduce waste and preserve natural resources. Alumni have con- ducted workshops with a variety of Shop Early and Save at Veterans’ Park. Danville. More than 21 downtown Livermore businesses will open early $500 cash prize, and a $300 donation organizations. Join LARPD ranger staff to learn will be given to each the Citizen and Please contact Martha Husak, Sat., Nov. 21 to greet “Earlier Than the Bird” shoppers. about wild turkeys and hopefully Master Composters can earn col- Youth Citizen of the Year’s favorite Event Coordinator for the Danville lege credit upon completion of the The third annual shop early event takes place from 7 a.m. to 11 find some to admire. This will be non-profit organization. Area Chamber of Commerce, at a.m. Shoppers are invited to wear pajamas and head downtown to an easy, slow wander of less than a program through Merritt College or Nomination can be completed 925-837-4400 x14 for more infor- continuing education and graduate take advantage of special deals, complimentary hot beverages, spar- mile and will be great fun for both online at the City’s website, www. mation. kling beverages, holiday treats, and more. PJ wearers may receive kids and adults. level credits from Cal State East Bay. ci.dublin.ca.us, or by calling the City special discounts and an official Earlier Than the Bird” gift. (Sweats There is a $4 per vehicle parking Clerk’s Office at (925) 833-6650. The Teachers can meet their continuing Grant Writing Workshop education requirements. They are do not count). fee. A $2 donation is requested to help nomination deadline is 3:00 p.m., on Radio station KKIQ will provide holiday music and prize op- support the programs. Participants Thursday, January 28, 2010. The Las Positas College Coopera- also eligible for a $200 stipend toward tive Collection will host a free work- continuing compost activities for the portunities from 7 to 8 p.m. Georgi and the Rough Week will play at may call 925-960-2400 for more the Flag Pole Plaza from 9 to 11 a.m. shop for students, artists, researchers, classrooms and school gardens. information. Warm Up and other individual grant seekers Classes will be held Wednesday The event is presented by Livermore Downtown Inc. For a list The Rose Hotel invites visitors to seeking funds from foundations, nights in Oakland from Feb. 3 through of participating merchants and special offers, go to www.livermore- May 5. Apply on-line at www.Bay- downtown.com. Call 373-1795 for information. Friendly.org or call 510-444-SOIL. Applications must be received no Arnold F. Clark suddenly on Saturday, November support her children and eventu- her children. When her children and Rhonda Bair (South Caro- cancer. Arnold F. Clark died Novem- 7, 2009. Judy was born in Liver- ally fulfill her dream of purchas- were young, she spent most of lina). She has a vast number of ber 13, 2009. more, CA to Charles and Fay ing her own home in Patterson. her free time involved in her cousins, nieces, nephews, and Richard J. Hadsel He was born Clelland on December 13, 1944. She retired from Mills-Peninsula children’s activities including friends that loved her and will Pleasanton resident Richard April 27, 1916. She led a very active life with Hospital in 2005. Scouts, Job’s Daughters and miss her. She will especially be Hadsel died at sunset Nov. 15, He had lived in lots of caring friends, cousins, One of her most courageous DeMolay. She is survived by her missed by Milo, the dog she and 2009. He was born at sunrise on Livermore for aunts and uncles. Judy moved to moments was going back to high children Debra (Bryce) Jane Ber- Devan adopted from Tri-Valley Feb. 5, 1934. 55 years. Gardnerville, NV after she retired school at 31 years old to earn her tolino (Livermore), Roger (Jodi) Animal Rescue. He was the beloved husband Beloved in 1995. Judy was very special to high school diploma because Charles Oldes II (Sacramento), She was preceded in death by of Yvonne Hadsel (21 yrs.), husband of her sister, grandchildren, family she had quit high school at 17 to Carrie Lynn Sloan (Manteca), both her parents, as well two of marry. As a child, Sandy fought Marty Joe Goode, and her former her brothers, Russell Puryear and father of Deanna and Bradley Marion, and and friends. father of Na- and recovered from Polio, and as daughter-in-law, Myong Oldes. Cecil “Icky” Williams. She was Cloonan, Russelland Debbie Judy was preceded in death by Hadsel, Teresa Hadsel, Leslie Arnold Clark thaniel (Lian), an adult she bravely fought and She will also be missed by her also preceded in death in 2003 by her daughter Jo Ann and her par- Simon and Karen Simon, and Stephen, and survived two separate rounds grandchildren, Devan Bertolino; her long-time companion and the ents. She is survived by her sister papa to Jessica Hadsel, Shana & Leighton (Te- of breast cancer. Some of her Joshua, Jeremiah and Jacob Ol- love of her life, Richard Lopez. Dorothy Guido of California, her favorites activities were doing des, Dustin Smith Oldes, Jordan A memorial service to cel- Katey Cloonan, Veronica Hadsel resa), Arnold is also survived by eight grandchildren: John, Paul, grandchildren Brandy (Sam), crossword puzzles, reading, play- and Sydney Humphries; Garin ebrate her life will be held at and 4 great grandchildren. Rich Michael, Bethany, Meredith, Laramie (Zach) and Crystal as ing scrabble, watching her crime Easley, and Campbell and Alex Trinity Baptist Church in Liver- enjoyed camping, fishing and Philip, Benjamin, and Sophie. well as many nieces and neph- shows, debating politics, and vis- Torres; and Misty, Sarah, Eryn, more on Friday, November 20 Giants baseball. Being challenged and drawn ews. She also leaves behind two iting with friends and family. She Janet and Shannen Goode. at 2:30pm. The family requests Memorial service will be to the study of Physics at Swarth- great grandsons, Sammy and also enjoyed spending time with She is also survived by seven that in lieu of flowers you make held Tues., Nov. 24 at 1p.m. at more College, Arnold earned Nathan. her friends at Hillcrest Gardens. of her siblings and their spouses: a donation to any organization Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 his PhD in Physics at Indiana No services will be held. Prior to her illness, she enjoyed Dean and Margaret Williams, that supports early detection, First St., Pleasanton University in 1941, and went long road trips in her Mustang and Gordon Williams (San Di- diagnosis and treatment of breast directly on to a post-doctorate Sandra Faye Campbell or on her Harley Sportster. One ego); Jolean and James Ezell at the University of California Sandra “Sandy” Faye Camp- of her favorite trips was to see (Livermore); Gary and Marie - Berkeley. The day after Pearl bell went to be with the Lord on Graceland, the home of her be- Campbell (Ripon); Roberta and Harbor, he was asked to join what November 14, 2009 after an ex- loved Elvis. David Everett (Oregon); Rick became the Manhattan Project. tended illness. Sandy was born in Sandy was especially proud of and Marla Puryear (San Diego); After the war years, his scientific San Diego, California on January interests led him to Berkeley, 26, 1945 to Martha and William Rochester, N.Y., Carnegie Tech, Campbell. She was the fifth of and, finally, in 1954, to UCRL- what would eventually be 10 Livermore. He retired from siblings. She was raised primarily LLNL in 1984, though he con- in San Diego but moved around tinued consulting for some years several times eventually settling thereafter. During his successful in Livermore in 1979. One of the career as a research physicist, he hardest parts about moving north contributed to the development was leaving behind her beautiful, and making of cyclotrons and an San Diego beaches. She loved accelerator. His experimental the beach and the sun. But, her research was strongly focused on family’s move to Livermore, nuclear physics, including x-ray ultimately, lead to her career as a vulnerability and quarks, but also telephone technician. She thrived included work on solar energy at this job, which at the time, was and solid state physics. still thought of as “man’s work”. Many people in the Livermore This “man’s work” allowed her to community have been touched by Arnold's love of music and of nature. He played with the Livermore-Amador Symphony for nearly 35 years in the violin, viola or cello sections. In his retirement years, he joined his wife in volunteer work support- ing the string music programs in elementary and middle schools. He could often be seen walk- ing hand in hand with Marion around town and in Sycamore Grove Park. He enjoyed play- ing chamber music with other musicians regularly at his home. He loved music, hiking, biking, skiing, birdwatching...He loved his family, and is deeply missed by them. A gathering for "Memories and Music" is planned for Janu- ary 23, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. Memorial donations may be made to: Livermore-Amador Symphony Association, P.O. Box 1049 Livermore, CA 94551 or Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 100, Dublin, CA 94568. Judith E. Gomez Judith E. Gomez, 64, a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away PAGE 10 - The Independent, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 NOVELIST Many Ways to Help During the Holidays (continued from page one) Free2Give at Giving Tree at will be held Thurs., Nov. 19 at Blacksmith Square in downtown Toy collection events and locations: a national laboratory. “I feel nervous talking to scientists,” On learning that Hamilton was an author, the seat-mate wanted to The Library Police Station Livermore. • Annual Holiday Parades held she said. “I never was able to solve for X.” Then as an aside to know if any of her stories were, well, “a little smutty.” Not want- A Giving Tree will be set up The event will be from 5:30 to in Pleasanton and Livermore. Free2Give is designed to 8:30 p.m. at 21 South Livermore Parades are scheduled for Sat- those in the audience who might ing to disappoint her, Hamilton in the lobby of the Livermore encourage giving and a spirit of Avenue, Livermore. urday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m. agree with her, she wondered, “I acknowledged that some of them Police Department starting No- generosity during the months of Live music will be provided in Livermore and at 4:00 p.m. in don’t know why anyone would might just be “a little smutty.” vember 23. November and December. As by: Roger Kardinal. There will Pleasanton down Main Street. want to!” The woman’s interest grew, The “Livermore Giving Tree” part of Free2Give, the Livermore be wine tasting and appetizers. The remarks drew a knowing and she whispered confidentially is sponsored by the Police De- • Toys-R-Us Toy Collection Public Library is partnering with Art Thoms, former Oakland laugh from the audience, many that she would like to know if partment and the Citizens Police Day at Toys-R-Us in Dublin. Tri-Valley Haven to collect toys Raider, will be selling sports of whom had some connec- they were “really smutty — re- Academy Alumni Association. LPFD Firefighters will collect and other gifts for families in Memorabilia. Michelle Bucket, tion with Livermore’s national ally, really smutty!” After Ham- Those wishing to donate, toys by the staged antique fire need this holiday season. Gifts of Michelle’s Jewelry Box, will laboratories, but they were also a ilton acknowledged that some of select a tag from the tree and engine. are needed for children of all be selling custom jewelry. bring back a new unwrapped gift • Pacific Swimming 14-Under light-hearted indication of where them might be, the woman won- ages, from tots to teens. There will be an opportunity with the tag attached. Monetary Junior Olympics Champion- the talk was headed. dered where she might get copies Collection boxes will be locat- to win raffle prizes. donations cannot be accepted. ship Hosted by the Pleasanton Hamilton repeatedly high- of the books, revealing that she ed at all Livermore Public Librar- Linda McKeever, Executive However, gift cards are always Seahawks, Friday to Sunday, lighted the beauty and thought- was unfamiliar with bookstores ies from November 16 through Director of Open Heart Kitchen, welcome. December 4 to 6, 2009 Dolores fulness of serious writing by con- and libraries. December 8. Gifts should be will be on hand to accept tax The tree will be available to Bengtson Aquatic Center, 4455 trasting it with today’s packaged And then this seat-mate dis- new, unwrapped toys that are deductible donations. Checks, the public in the lobby Monday to and sometimes trivial communi- covered that the baby being held non-violent in nature. Please go cash and credit cards will be Black Ave. Pleasanton. Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. cations, such as Twitter. Twitter by a woman sitting across the to http://www.trivalleyhaven. accepted. All Livermore and Pleasanton 23 through Dec. 17. The Police is the short-message electronic aisle had appeared on the televi- org/HolidayWishList2009.pdf For more information call Fire and Police Stations: STA- Department is located at 1110 So. communication system, with 140 sion series, Law and Order. At for a list of suggested donations. 925 580-6793 or go to www. TION 1, 3560 Nevada Street, Livermore Avenue. or fewer characters per simple that point, she lost interest in Gifts may be dropped off any- openheartkitchen.org. Pleasanton; Station 2, 6300 Handpicked families in Liver- time during library hours, at the Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasan- message. Hamilton’s books in favor of the Civic Center Library (1188 South Livermore Ave.), the Rincon more that need a little assistance will receive the gifts. Firefighters ton; Station 3, 3200 Santa Rita For example, the audience more immediate fame that might hushed as Hamilton recited a rub off from someone who had Branch Library (725 Rincon To arrange for a sponsorship or more information, call 371- Collecting Road, Pleasanton; Station 4, 1600 Oak Vista Parkway, Pleasanton; short poem by Marie Howe, “Part been on TV – even an infant. Ave.), or the Springtown Branch Library (998 Bluebell Drive). 4976. Toys for Tots Station 5, 1200 Machado Place, Pleasanton; Station 6, 4550 East of Eve’s Discussion,” the first lines of which read: “It was like She wondered if she could have the napkin that the baby had spit The Livermore-Pleasanton For more information, call 925- 373-5505 or visit www.liver- Leave Toys at Fire Department (LPFD) has Avenue, Livermore; Station 7, 951 Rincon Avenue, Livermore; the moment when a bird decides not to eat from your hand,/and up upon. “If only it was old enough to sign an autograph,” more.lib.ca.us. Postal Annex+ launched the local Toys-for-Tots Campaign for the 2009 Holiday Station 8, 5750 Scenic Avenue, flies, just before it flies, the mo- she sighed. ment the rivers seem to still/and The seat-mate’s penchant Harley Owners Bay-Area PostalAnnex+ stores are teaming up with Toys Season. Once again designated as an official Local Community Or- Livermore; Station 9, 1919 Cor- doba Street, Livermore; and Sta- stop because a storm is coming, for cheap entertainment seemed Deliver Turkeys for Tots to help make 2009 one of the best years ever for contri- ganization by the Toys-for-Tots tion 10, 330 Airway Boulevard, Livermore. but there is no storm.” The audience then laughed almost too pronounced to be real, perhaps a caricature to illustrate The annual Turkey Trot food Foundation, LPFD firefighters when she contrasted the poem’s the talk. Hamilton insisted later butions. Police Departments: Liver- drive to support Tri-Valley Food have already begun collecting, eloquence and mystery to the that she was genuine and that The Toys for Tots program more, 1110 South Livermore Haven is scheduled for Saturday, was the inspiration of Ret. Colo- storing, and sorting new and packaging of modern commu- every word was spoken. Avenue; Pleasanton, 4833 Bernal November 21, at 11 a.m. nel William Hendricks, who unwrapped toys that will benefit nication by pointing out that the Hamilton teaches writing at Avenue. The Livermore Harley Own- worked as a producer with War- and provide holiday cheer for the poem had 533 characters, which Carleton College, in Minnesota, ers Group will meet at the Liver- ner Brothers following his mili- children of the Tri-Valley. could be delivered in 3.37 twitter where, a decade ago, her stu- more Harley Davidson dealership tary career. messages. dents were not sure there would CLEAN AIR to kick of this year’s Turkey Trot. Please visit the following Bay Similarly she received a laugh always be an audience for serious Bikers will bring turkeys, hams, Area PostalAnnex+ locations to by reading two sentences com- writing. Hamilton is not so pes- chickens or just a pocket full of drop off your donation for Toys (continued from page one) prising 533 characters from an simistic. Despite her concerns money and ride over to Safeway for Tots, from now through De- where they’ll parade around Edith Wharton short story, and about the level of serious literary cember 15: Dublin 4101 Dublin single occupancy vehicles, like ente’s role as a health advocate. noted that they could be delivered interest in the age of internet, she the store and fill up their carts Blvd, Suite F, 925-556-2510; taking transit or joining a carpool, Participating in a competition in 4.2 tweets. is confident, “There will always with as many turkeys, hams and Livermore 2150 Portola Avenue, is a win for air quality, traffic chickens as their generous dona- such as The Great Race exem- Hamilton ’s approach was in be people who love story telling.” congestion and money savings, plifies our commitment to the tions permit. Then it’s off to the Tri-Valley Wheels Riders “said Lisa Fasano, communica- health of our members, and to contrast to previous Rae Dorough speakers like John Hamre, who She assumes that “if there are writers, there will be readers.” tions director for the Air District. Haven for their famous “Turkey Line” transfer of the fold from Asked to “These organizations showed it is the well-being of the people in our communities.” explored America’s international position in the 21st Century, and She does regret the passing of so many independent book- Harley Santa’s sleigh, and other Donate Food easy and rewarding to Spare the Air Every Day.” Every day Bay Area drivers David Kennedy, who discussed stores. “I don’t think you can vehicles! make 7 million trips driving America’s role in World War II. overestimate (their) value” in Wheels will be rolling out This year’s Great Race for alone, with a majority of drivers Finally, it’s over to The Carv- Rather than their more con- encouraging new authors, as barrels for its 16th Annual Holi- Clean Air Challenge was larger ery in downtown Livermore for commuting to and from work. ventional approach of adding Goodenough Books encouraged day Food Drive. Residents are than last year’s program with 14 a hot turkey sandwich. Studies show that currently only structured information to an au- her, she said. asked to drop nonperishable food participating companies reach- donations into the food bank bar- 17 percent of Bay Area vehicles dience’s fund of knowledge, hers Hamilton ’s own favorite ing nearly 14,000 Tri-Valley Basket Brigade rels available aboard all Wheels buses during the period of Mon., employees participating in the travel in carpool lanes, despite the fact that carpoolers can cross was a stream-of-consciousness performance in which one rapid- authors range widely, including Jane Austen (“no one is better at Helps Families Nov. 30 to Sun., Dec. 6. program. The two-month Great Race competition achieved four Bay Area bridges toll-free during peak commute hours and enjoy fire story merged into the next, plot,”) Alice Munro (“her stories All food collected will be gracefully and humorously. are as distilled, in their way, as a The Tri-Valley Basket Brigade times more CO2 savings, or a faster commute. Vehicles in donated to the Tri-Valley Haven A key character in her presen- great poem,”) John Cheever and is a Thanksgiving food drive that 130,000 pounds of CO2, than in the HOV lanes travel an average allows food donors to connect Food Pantry. tation was her seat-mate during Alice McDermott, “and of course Unlike in past years, riders the 2008 program. of 30 percent faster than in the a recent, regional airplane flight. the classics.” personally with a family in need. “We were proud to be a part will be required to pay a fare regular lanes. On Brigade Day, participants of The Great Race – and even bring food and clothing items even if they donate food. The Bay Area Air Quality “As you might imagine, more excited that our employees Management District (www. and gather together as a group helped us to win,” said Jodie to create Thanksgiving baskets. Wheels has been especially baaqmd.gov) is the regional hard hit with the elimination of Collins, facility manager for the agency chartered with protecting Once the baskets are assembled, the state transportation assis- Kaiser Permanente Pleasanton air quality in the Bay Area. For participants have the opportunity tance funds and needs all of its Technology Campus. “We al- more information about Spare the to deliver a basket personally to a Bay Area family in need. revenues to keep the system run- ways encourage our employees Air, visit www.sparetheair.org. Bags containing food, clothing ning. It is our hope that Wheels to demonstrate Kaiser Perman- and personal products are also riders will continue to participate compiled and delivered to the in the holiday food drive in the homeless. spirit of sharing with those who Thanksgiving baskets are are less fortunate,” explained given to needy individuals and Pleasanton Councilmember families who may not take ad- Jerry Throne, chair of LAVTA’s vantage of the food distribution Board of Directors. programs available to them in Nonperishable items that are the area. Families are identified needed include canned meat, by contacting local schools, fish, soups, vegetables, peanut churches, homeless and battered butter and pasta. women shelters and other chari- Collection barrels will also table organizations. be available at the Livermore The Tri-Valley Basket Bri- Transit Center, 2500 Railroad gade was founded by husband Ave., Livermore, 5 a.m. to 6:30 and wife team Reese Ramos p.m. and the Wheels Adminis- and Katherine Havener. Prior to tration Office, 1362 Rutan Ct., moving to the Tri-Valley, Reese Suite 100, Livermore, 8:30 a.m. and Katherine participated in Bri- to 5 p.m. gades in Southern California. For information about Wheels Here are the specifics about call 455-7500 or go to www. Brigade Day: Saturday, Novem- wheelsbus.com. ber 21. Registration is between 9:15 and 10 am. The Brigade begins at 10 am sharp. Valley Open Heart Christian School, 7500 Inspira- tion Drive, Dublin. Kitchen Benefit More information is available 2nd Annual “Put A Little by going to www.trivalleybasket- Love in Your Heart” fund- brigade.com raiser for Open Heart Kitchen LEGAL NOTICES/CLASSIFIEDS www.independentnews.com LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 6214 Thornton Suite A5, The registrant began to trans- This statement was filed with ANIMALS 6)LOST DONATE YOUR CAR: Chil- EMPLOYMENT NAME STATEMENT Newark Ca 94560 is hereby act business under the ficti- the County Clerk of Alameda dren’s Cancer Fund! Help FOR INFORMATION 2) CATS/DOGS LOST A FAMILY PET? FREE Save A Child’s Life Through 56) ADULT CARE FILE NO.430318 registered by the following tious business name (s) listed County on November 9, 2009. PLACING LEGAL The following person(s) doing owner(s): above on October 12, 2009 Expires November 9, 2014. SECTION. Call Barbara Research & Support! Free Va- CAREGIVERS ADOPT A DOG OR CAT, for 925 243-8000 to let 38,000 NOTICES business as:Joie de Vie Salon Agha Ilyas Ahsan, 1835 Signature of Registrant: The Independent Legal No. cation Package. Fast, Easy & NEEDED for elder care. adoption information contact households know! CONTACT BARBARA @ & Day Spa, 3059 Hopyard Rd. Edgewood Rd., Redwood /s/:Sonia L. Bradley 2621. Publish November 19, Tax Deductible. Call 1-800- Valley Humane Society at 925 Light housekeeping 925 243-8000 Suites J & K, Pleasanton, Ca City Ca 94062 This statement was filed with 26, December 3, 10, 2009. AUTOS/BOATS/RV’S/TRUCKS 252-0615. (CAL*SCAN) 426-8656. errands transportation FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 94588 is hereby registered by This business is conducted the County Clerk of Alameda Adopt a new best friend: SELL YOUR USED CAR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 10)AUTOS WANTED meal prep personal care. NAME STATEMENT the following owner(s): by:an Individual on October 28, 2009. Expires TVAR, the Tri-Valley Ani- HERE. Call Barbara at 925- NAME STATEMENT Please fax resume FILE NO.430678 Thanh Duong, 1177 Foster Registrant has not yet begun October 28, 2014. mal Rescue, offers animals DONATE VEHICLE: RE- 243-8000 FILE NO.430592 The following person(s) doing City Blvd. #4, Foster City to transact business under The Independent Legal No. for adoption every Saturday CEIVE $1000 Grocery Cou- 0R www.independent- 925 371-8118 The following person(s) doing business as:CKMP Advertis- Ca 94404 the fictitious business name 2619. Publish November 12, and Sunday, excluding most pon. Your Choice. Noahs Arc news.com Pay by Credit business as:Indian Kabob, ing, 4850 Tassajara Road Scott Feldstein, 1177 Foster or names listed. 19, 26, December 3, 2009. holidays. On Saturdays from Card for any Classified or 865 E Stanley Blvd., Liver- - Support No Kill Shelters, Suite 2301, Dublin Ca 94568 City Blvd. #4, Foster City Signature of Registrant: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, both dogs Display ads. STATEMENT OF more Ca 94550 is hereby Advance Veterinary Treat- is hereby registered by the Ca 94404 /s/:Agha Ilyas Ahsan and cats are available at the ABANDONMENT OF USE registered by the following ments. Free Towing, IRS Tax following owner(s): This business is conducted This statement was filed with Pleasanton Farmers Market at OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS owner(s): Deductible, Non-Runners. 1- Christine Ohulani Kaehuaea, by:Co-partners the County Clerk of Alameda W. Angela and First Streets. NAME Nader Nafey, 542 Brookfield 4850 Tassajara Road Suite Registrant has not yet begun on November 2, 2009. Ex- Two locations will showcase 866-912-GIVE. (CAL*SCAN) FILE NO. 370191 Dr., Livermore Ca 94551 2301, Dublin Ca 94568 to transact business under pires November 2, 2014. cats only: Petsmart in Dublin The following person (s) has This business is conducted This business is conducted the fictitious business name The Independent Legal No. (have) Abandoned the use of by:an Individual from noon to 4 and the Pet by:an Individual or names listed. 2618. Publish. November 12, the Fictitious Business Name Registrant has not yet begun Food Express in Livermore Registrant has not yet begun Signature of Registrant: 19, 26, December 3, 2009. Spring Training USA located to transact business under from 1 to 4. On Sundays, to transact business under /s/:Scott Feldstein FICTITIOUS BUSINESS at 1453 First St., Livermore the fictitious business name cats are available at Petsmart the fictitious business name This statement was filed with NAME STATEMENT Ca 94550 or names listed. in Dublin from 1 to 4, and or names listed. the County Clerk of Alameda FILE NO.430834 The fictitious business name Signature of Registrant: PetCo in San Ramon from 11 Signature of Registrant: on October 13, 2009. Expires The following person(s) referred to above was filed /s/:Nader Nafey to 3. Information, call TVAR /s/:Christine Kaehuaea October 13, 2014. doing business as:Memories on October 12, 2005 in the This statement was filed with at (925) 803-7043 or visit our This statement was filed with The Independent Legal No. In A Box Photography, 2048 County of Alameda. the County Clerk of Alameda the County Clerk of Alameda 2614. Publish. November 5, website at www.tvar.org. Pinon Ct., Livermore Ca Full name of registrant on October 21, 2009. Expires on October 23, 2009. Expires 12, 19, 26, 2009. 94551 is hereby registered R.P. Companies, Inc., October 21, 2014. 4)FOUND October 23, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS by the following owner(s): 1453 First St., Livermore The Independent Legal The Independent Legal No. FOUND AN ANIMAL? NAME STATEMENT Sonia L. Bradley, 2048 Pinon Ca 94550 No.2622. Publish. November 2613. Publish October 29, FILE NO.431049 Ct., Livermore Ca 94551 This business was conducted 19, 26, December 3, 10, FREE SECTION. Call November 5, 12, 19, 2009. The following person(s) do- This business is conducted by:Corporation 2009. Barbara ing business as:Stellar Auto, by:an Individual /s/:Richard K. Corbett 925 243-8000 to let 49,118 households know! 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Axis Health Center But neither can advise you on the best strategy for your situa- 4361 Railroad Ave., Pleasan- ton. Serves Valley residents tion. with emphasis on those with If you need professional counsel about your specific situation, ask low income. The center has your agent to refer you to a qualified attorney or tax accountant. general medical services, And congratulations on your real estate purchase! family planning, well baby, prenatal and maternity pro- Cher Wollard is a Realtor with grams, social services, blood Windermere Welcome Home Realty, Livermore. pressure checks, WIC food supplement programs, pre- marital blood test, sports/ PAGE 12 - The Independent, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 MEETING (continued from page one) that the public option in the Giving a basic course in eco- health care bill will kill jobs. The nomics in a few words, Gara- questioner said, “An 8 percent mendi said that there is “a life cycle for products. Initially there increase in cost for employers” is high demand, and high profit. will take away hiring incentive. Then it becomes a commod- He received some applause for ity, so they look for cheap labor his remark. Then others in the abroad. We need to stay with audience started booing. innovation.” After a couple of rounds of LISTENING ABOUT cheering and booing, Garamendi INFRASTRUCTURE asked the audience to refrain Garamendi met earlier in the from it. He answered the ques- day with local politicians to learn tion by saying the United States firsthand about Valley infrastruc- spends “a huge amount on war, ture, notably the congestion that and even more on health care. slows truck freight to stores and The inflation rate on health care is plants, and the commuter traffic twice the general rate. We spend that affects employees. 17 percent of all of our wealth for During the talk, Garamendi health care.” also complimented Pollard about “The money we need for man- the career technical education ufacturing or sales is crowded program at Las Positas. He said, out by health care. The more we “It is one of the best in the state, spend, the fewer the number of and rivals the best in Southern California.” people can afford it,” he said. There was a lament, though, Garamendi supports the public for California education in the option. big picture of economic progress. Asked about the future of Garamendi regretted the fact that the Delta and water supplies for state budget cuts will keep 3000 California, Garamendi said that students out of the UC system. he opposes the peripheral canal Also, 40,000 students will not (or “dual conveyance”) that will be entering the state college be on the ballot in 2010. The system. solution is more underground On the bright side, the federal water storage, more use of re- government has put more money cycled waste water, and more into the Pell grant program for conservation. college students. Congress has Garamendi told a questioner, also made lower interest loans who asked about troop levels available to students by removing in Afghanistan, that he opposes Chris LeBel, a junior at Granada LeBel, who plays the acoustic the profit that bankers were get- making any increase. High School, was selected as guitar and sings, earned an ting from higher interest loans, Garamendi will host four the Livermore Idol in competition automatic spot in the Livermore he said. more town halls in December. 2010 Talent Competition. He will held last weekend. There were CHEERS, BOOS ON They will be held in Antioch, sing the National Anthem at the El Cerrito, Fairfield, and Walnut ten finalists ranging from seventh HEALTH BILL Livermore 4th of July Celebration One audience member said Creek. graders to high school seniors. in 2010. Second place was Jacob Woll, a home schooled eighth grader; 3rd was Hannah Nafzinger, a junior at Granada High. Applications for the Livermore Talent Competition are due Dec. 11, 2009. Rules and application are available at www.LivermoresTalent Competition.com. The winners in 17 and under and 18 and over will each receive $2500. The competition is open to all ages and talents. There is no requirement to be a Livermore resident. The semifinals will be held Jan. 9 at the Bankhead Theater, the finals on Feb., 28, also at the Bankhead Theater. The semifinals and finals will be judged by a panel of professionals. All net proceeds go to the community grants awarded by the two Rotary Clubs of Livermore. Approximately 2,500 participants line up each December dressed as reindeer, snowmen, angels, holiday packages, and more to play a role in Pleasanton’s biggest event of the season, the Annual Hometown Holidays Celebration. The centerpiece of this free event on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is a festive community-based parade down Main Street, followed by the lighting of a holiday tree in front of the Museum on Main. Parade entry applications are now available online and are due by Wednesday, November 25, 2009. The hometown holiday parade is open to all individuals, groups and organizations in the community interested in participating. There is no fee to register an entry in the parade and all entries must be of a theme that is consistent with the winter holidays. Groups can participate on a float, in individual autos, as walking groups, or with animal entries. All float entries must be safe for passengers and spectators and are limited to a height that does not exceed 14 feet. Please visit www.hometownholiday. com to download an application and parade rules. A parade float building guide is available upon request by calling (925) 931-5352. Pictured is the Balloon Platoon. THE INDEPENDENT • SECTION II THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 Art, Community, & Education New Pleasanton Teen Poets Are Varsity Athlete, Color Guard Captain City of Pleasanton Civic Arts has selected high school seniors Vivienne Chen and Nick Quan as its new Teen Poets Laureate. The two are charged with encouraging others at their schools to express themselves in writing and to read their work aloud. Along with the Pleasanton Poet Laureate Deborah Grossman, they will make occasional visits to Pleasanton middle schools to read their poems and encourage students to write poetry. In addition to activities at schools, the Teen Poets Laureate will read a poem and announce the teen and youth contest win- ners at the 9th Annual Pleasanton Poetry, Prose & Arts Festival in April. They will also participate in the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) Youth Excellence in Arts (YEA!) Awards in June. Vivienne Chen is Teen Poet Laureate of Amador Valley High School where she is also captain of the Amador Valley High School Color Guard, Editor-in-chief of the school’s newspaper, The Amadon, and presi- dent of Writers Bloc, Amador Valley High School’s creative writing club. She enjoys all styles of dance, biking and watching films. Her favorite poets are Emily Dickin- son and Maya Angelou. Chen said she looks forward to sharing the positive aspects of reading and writing with younger students. She said, “Writing can make a difference. The written word has started wars, ended wars, revealed corrup- tion, and changed lives. Writers can make you laugh, cry, and fume with anger without even meeting you.” Nick Quan is the Teen Poet Laureate of Foothill High School, who moved to Pleasanton from Castro Valley in fifth grade and attended Hart Middle School. He plays football on the Foothill High School var- sity football team. As a freshman, he was honored as defensive MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the year and, as a sophomore, was named “Outstanding Falcon” for his leader- ship role on the team. He also enjoys rugby and hip hop dancing. Quan’s favorite poet is Edgar Allen Poe. About sharing his poetry, he declared, “I want students to know that freedom is a powerful tool for success. Creative writing is one of the few lasting forms of freedom Vivienne Chen and Nick Quan a where you can express yourself without limits. There’s nothing like the power of a their poems, their references, and their expressive poems ranging from the deeply program, contact Michelle Russo at mrus- pen and a pencil in this world.” interviews. emotional to light and humorous verse. Pos- firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 931-5350 The teens were chosen from junior and “We are delighted with the talent and sessing excellent presentation skills, they or Deborah Grossman at pleasantonpoetry@ senior applicants in Pleasanton Unified enthusiasm of our new Teen Poets Laure- are eager to share their interest in reading gmail.com. Additional information about School District (PUSD) high schools. The ate,” said Pleasanton Poet Laureate Deborah and writing at their high schools and with the Poet Laureate program is available at selection was based on the quality of their Grossman. “Both Vivienne and Nick write younger students.” http://civicartsliterary.org. essays about their goals for the program, For information about the Poet Laureate 2 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 Wine Country Nottingham Cellars Celebrates New vino venue on Vasco Road By Harry Stoll Tomorrow, Nov. 20, and over the week- end, wine negociant Nottingham Cellars will celebrate its arrival in the valley at the new tasting room at 2245 Vasco Road, (in the same building as Occasio Winery). Collin and Jeff Cranor—Son and father, general manager and owner, enthusiast and enthusiast—promise wine tasting, food and fun. Be our guest, say they. To fete the event, Nottingham Cellars will release four wines that will also be poured during the weekend. No tasting fee will be charged. After that the fee will be $5 and be credited to any purchase. Prices range from $18 to $29 per bottle. 2007 Viognier Livermore Valley. A hint of honeysuckle nose to go with the tropical fruit. Ripe melon, peach, and pair mingle and linger. Nottingham says it’s a nice switch from chardonnay without straying too far from what you like. Chill. 2005 Syrah Lodi. Raspberry, clove, and Peet’s espresso nose over a full body with various red fruit flavors. Tannins last. 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Livermore Valley. From a single vineyard, yielding the Collin and Jeff Cranor in the tasting room. best of the valley. Espresso aroma and wake up and smell the cassis. Black fruit flavor and a smooth strong tannin ending. got here. The Satyr’s Pond is from grapes said they provide custom winery services good addition to the eno scene here. He’s 2007 Ralphi’s Red Blend California. A grown in Napa and Santa Barbara County. to Nottingham. done business with them as a buyer and as Bordeaux-influenced blend of 60% Liver- That label will be available at Nottingham Wine from the 2009 vintage is now in a seller. They are energetic, hard-working, more Valley Cabernet and 40% Napa Valley Cellars and two of its reds will be poured barrels at the Vasco Road facility. The Cran- and personable, he said, and don’t have a Merlot. Smooth, deep sippin’ of raspberry this weekend. ors will blend them and use mobile bottler, stick stuck anywhere. and blackberry, with a hint of mocha, and a Collin says, “I love what we’re doing. which also affix the elegant Nottingham creamy finish to go with the mocha. (Ralphi Our wine is top quality. It’s great to have labels. Nottingham Cellars Official Launch is Collin’s long-time nickname.) the business right here in the backyard They chose the name Nottingham be- Party Weekend Livermore Valley is the place to be, ac- where I’ve grown up”. Collin was born cause of its historical significance here, says Friday, November 20 - 4pm - 9pm cording to Jeff, who heaps high praise on and reared in Castro Valley. He works Collin. Nottingham was one of the early Saturday, November 21 - 12pm - 6pm the grapes grown here. Nottingham Cellars hard and says the business is not always names for Livermore. As to the name Satyr’s Sunday, November 22 - 12pm - 6pm brands are to be made predominantly from easy.” But he likes it. He is determined Pond, Collin says in Greek mythology, satyrs Livermore Valley grapes. Jeff got into the and enthusiastic. are associated with the first winemaking by Nottingham Cellars Information wine business as a hobby, working with Nottingham buys grapes from Wisner, Dionysius. The satyrs would frolic and drink 2245 South Vasco Road, Unit C, friends to buy, blend and bottle wine from Casa de Vina, and Del Arroyo vineyards. wine with nymphs at a pond. The tasting Livermore established wineries. He says the wine was Del Arroyo owner Rick Corbett owns the room location and hours are at the end of 925.294.8647 killer. Collin also developed a passion for industrial building housing Nottingham. this story. email@example.com wine. The Conors remodeled a space there. It Livermore Valley Winegrowers Asso- www.nottinghamcellars.com The Cranors’ business started in Burl- will hold art from Jeff’s brother, San Diego ciation Executive Chris Chandler said the Open Friday from 4 p.m. to 7.p.m., ingame, bottling their Satyr’s Pond label artist Pat Conor. association is “… thrilled to have our two Saturday from 12 noon to 5 p.m., under the license of Morrison Family Win- All the wine is made locally. Not- newest wineries, Nottingham Cellars and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. ery. Satyr’s Pond was operated as a wine tingham has a custom-crush arrangement Occasio Winery next door to one another, club. That practice will be continued here. with Cedar Mountain Winery. “We are es- and delighted to have Nottingham Cellars The two entities agreed to go in different sentially leasing space from Cedar Moun- here as the newest family winery.” directions and the Cranors went east to tain,” said Collin. We have total control.” el Sol winery owner/winemaker Hal Livermore. That’s how these two go-getters Cedar Mountain co-owner Linda Ault Liske thinks Nottingham Cellars will be a Art & Entertainment THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 3 Swing with a Big Band at the Bankhead Tex Beneke Orchestra Returns By Popular Demand The nostalgic sounds of the Beneke became a major fixture in Theater for one performance only Tex Beneke Orchestra return to the popular culture of the period. on Friday, November 20th at 8pm. Livermore for one performance Joining the Beneke Orchestra Tickets are available at the theater only on Friday, November 20th for a Bankhead Theater walk-back- ticket office, 2400 First Street, at 8pm in Swinging with the Big in-time will be The Ink Spots, the by phone at 925-373-6800 and Band – a musical salute to the 1930s and 40s vocal group that online at www.bankheadtheater. music of the 30s and 40s. The helped to define the musical genre org. Next up will be the celebrated Beneke Orchestra plays some of that led to rhythm and blues, rock Turtle Island Quartet on Monday, the best big band music of all time and roll and doo wop, with their December 21th at 7:30 pm. from such legends as Glenn Miller, timeless hits, If I Didn’t Care, Java The Bankhead Theater is lo- Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Jive, Don’t Get Around Much Any- cated at 2400 First Street in Down- Tommy Dorsey. The name Tex more and The Gypsy. To complete town Livermore. The Ticket Beneke is inevitably linked to that this evening of music memories, Office is open Tuesday through of Glenn Miller, despite the fact Leigh Vance and her Swing Sisters Saturday from 12:00 noon to 6:00 that he outlived Miller by over a provide a homage to those sister p.m. On performance days the half century. As the most popular groups of the 1930s and 40s, The ticket office remains open through member of Miller’s pre-World War Andrews Sisters and The McGuire intermission. To purchase tickets II orchestra, featured on songs such Sisters. call 925-373-6800 or visit the as Chattanooga Choo Choo and Swinging with the Big Band LVPAC website at www.liver- Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, will appear with at the Bankhead moreperformingarts.org. First Art & Wine Crawl Slated Cap off the Thanksgiving Holi- at both the new Art Glass Studio Coffee Company at the corner of day with the First Bi-Monthly on 2nd and L and the group of First & K Streets, at participating Art & Wine Crawl in Downtown artists at Firehouse Art Studios on businesses, or online at www. Livermore McLeod, the grand opening of the lindaryanfineart.com. On Friday, November 27, from Ryan Fine Art gallery on 2nd and J, The Art & Wine Crawls will 5:30-8 pm, there will be open and art exhibitions and/or winetast- be held in the evenings on final studios, art receptions, exhibitions ing at several downtown wine bars Fridays, odd months, and are co- and wine tastings at several loca- and boutique shops. ordinated by Ryan Fine Art gallery, tions in downtown Livermore. Pick up a map at Panama Red 925-243-0424. Highlights include open studios Gallery Grand Opening Part of Art & Wine Crawl The Art & Wine Crawls will exhibitions at Panama Red and artists, and give her new gallery be held in the evenings on final the Bankhead Theater, is an estab- interns a chance to curate an exhi- Fridays, odd months, and are co- lished abstract figurative artist and bition themselves. Gallery Interns ordinated by Ryan Fine Art gallery, has curated many art exhibitions Jen Lock and Arthur Barinque, 925-243-0424. in the area. both artists, will assist with open The Ryan Fine Art Gallery will Her plans for the gallery include hours, marketing, and graphic host a Grand Opening during the coordinating a bi-monthly art re- design as well. first Art & Wine Crawl on the eve- ception tour of exhibits called Art Ryan said , “We’re going to ning after Thanksgiving, Friday, & Wine Crawl (final Fridays, odd have odd hours – lunchtimes, Fri- November 27, from 5:30-8pm months). “We’re going to have day evenings and by appointment. “The initial exhibition is a some themed, juried exhibitions We’ll make it work.” group show of artists new to the coming up. The first will be East The gallery is made possible by area and some of my regional fa- Bay Area Abstract Figurative in the sponsorship of the dance studio vorites,” said gallery owner Linda late January. Afterwards, we’ll be “It’s all about Dancing.” Both Ryan. asking people questions to respond businesses are located at 171 So. Ryan is the creator of ArtWalk to, artwise,” stated Ryan. J Street, Livermore. Livermore, manager of the Both- In between the themed exhibi- Please see www.lindaryan- well Arts Center, organizes art tions, she plans to have featured fineart.com for more information. 4 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 Education Photo - Doug Jorgensen Showing a working buckle created by the 3-D printer are (from left) Mike Waltz, Sue Davis and Ed Woodward. A Little Luck Brings Dimension 3-D Printer to Livermore High School By Patricia Koning door prize.” 1.5 year supply of material worth have the printer to use it with,” puzzles, sculptures, architectural To obtain state-of-the-art com- The technology education con- about $3,500. said Waltz. “With this printer, I models, and ball bearings; items puter equipment these days, pub- sulting company The Paton Group The printer went to LHS en- can take my classes to a whole with moving parts come out pre- lic schools have to be lucky. donated the 3-D printer. “One of gineering teacher Mike Waltz new level. We can create the things assembled. The printer can build Fortunately for Livermore High our clients, an art school in South- because it can be used in his CAD/ they design.” about 1.5 cubic inches per hour, School (LHS), shop teacher Ed ern California, traded in this 3-D drafting and architectural design The Dimension 768 series 3-D so most objects will take 12 to 18 Woodworth was very lucky when printer so they could upgrade,” ex- classes. Through a community printer converts 3-D drawings into hours. After the build is complete, he went to industry conference last plained Frank Paton of The Paton gift from Lawrence Livermore 3-D objects by building successive the objects are placed in the ul- month and won a Dimension 768 Group. “We knew another school National Security (LLNS), he re- micro-layers of durable acrylo- trasonic tank to dissolve support series 3-D printer in the door prize could put this to great use, so we cently purchased CAD Academy nitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) materials. drawing. offered it as a door prize.” software from The Paton Group plastic from the bottom up. While Paton said his company has “I went to the conference to Paton estimated that the printer that will work with the 3-D printer. 3-D printers are typically used to placed about 150 such printers in check out CNC (computer nu- is worth about $12,000 (it would (A number of other modeling soft- build models and prototypes, the schools and colleges in the western merical control) machines for be $24,000 new). Along with the ware programs, like SolidWorks, material is strong enough to make United States. A science lab at a woodworking class, even though machine, The Paton Group is Pro/ENGINEER, and ArchiCAD, usable parts. major university obtained a 3-D we can’t afford to buy anything providing a one-year warranty, also work with it.) Within the build space of 8 printer to create molecular models, new right now,” he said. “My name training, and an ultrasonic tank. “This is like Christmas. I bought x 8 x 12 inches, almost anything but they soon found another use for was the first one they pulled for the Stratasys, the company that makes the software never expecting we’d is possible such as gears, tools, (continued on page 5) Dimension 3-D printers, donated a Community THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 5 ABC Music Store to Host Volunteers Sought to Take Grand Opening Festivities Part in Bird Count ABC Music Store & Acad- business at ABC Music is the The Ohlone Audubon Society counters. Contact Rich at: Yel- emy (formerly The Valley Music comfort in knowing you’re dealing and Alameda Creek Alliance are lowBilledTours@gmail.com to Source) in downtown Livermore with professional musicians who sponsoring the first annual Eastern sign up. is celebrating new ownership and know their product.” Alameda County Christmas Bird This season marks the 110th its 40 th anniversary of being a Festivities are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Count on Friday Dec 18, 2009. year of Christmas Bird Counts. Livermore Valley business. Nov. 21. Featured will be savings Rich Cimino of Ohlone Audu- Each count attempts to identify New Owners Stan and Mari- on everything in the store, raffles, bon Society is inviting people to and tally the birds within a defined anne Houston are experienced prizes, and live music. join in the count. Birders of every 15 mile diameter circle during one when it comes to operating music For information, contact Stan experience level are welcome to calendar day. stores as they currently operate the Houston, 707-746-756 or go to get involved. Counts are being Last year 60 million birds ABC Music Store and Academy in www.abcmusicbenicia.com. The held in Livermore, Pleasanton across America and beyond were Benicia (just north of Martinez). store is located at 2156 First Street and Sunol. counted. More information is on Stan and Marianne, both mu- in downtown Livermore. Pleasanton Ridge, Sunol and www.audubon.org/bird/cbc. sicians, understand the value of Del Valle are in need of volunteer a music education and will be regularly contributing a portion of the store’s sales directly to the Livermore School District’s music programs. Taking over in May of this year, the Houston couple and the store’s manager have remodeled the 40-year store and brought in thousands of new instruments and accessories. “Our intent is to provide the Livermore community with everything they need in the way of musical instruments, ac- cessories, service, and repair” says Marianne Houston. In addition, the store has signed new contracts with suppliers of major brands and as Stan Houston remarked “We’re perfectly comfortable offering products at prices comparable with the internet and the big-boxes. The added advantage to doing 3-D from page 4) (continued it—building spare parts such as gel combs and centrifuge rotors. The 3-D printer that LHS re- ceived has a fun history. The previous owner, the Otis College of Art and Design is located close to Mattel’s corporate headquarters. Mattel frequently worked with Otis students, so this particular printer was used to make toy prototypes— possibly Polly Pocket dolls or Hot Wheels cars. Waltz said the printer will have widespread use at LHS. “For capstone projects in my advanced classes, my students will design a 1. Increasing energy efficiency at home. Keeping air useful thing, like an iPod holder, filters clean will not only reduce carbon emissions that they can take home and put associated with energy use, but can save $150 to use. In architectural design, we dollars per year. Purchasing an EnergyStar can build scale models of their appliance will ensure smart energy conservation. projects. In robotics, we’ll use the 2. Reducing junk mail. The energy to produce junk printer to create custom parts,” mail in the U.S. is equal to the greenhouse gas he said. “I expect that auto shop, metal shop, wood shop, mechan- emissions of 2.8 million cars. Canceling unwanted ics, science, and art will all find mail and catalogs can significantly reduce this ways to incorporate this technol- number. ogy into their programs.” 6 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 Community Art & Entertainment THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 7 Review Riotous Restoration Comedy Restored! By Susan Steinberg poor joining with her neck, like a the idea is as repugnant to her as it sound like dialogue from the tain modern listeners as they did What a hoot! More than 200 statue so badly repaired that it’s is to a modern audience. Jackie Gleason Show: “You had centuries ago. years old, and still fresh as today’s obvious the head is modern, while Just reading the characters’ no taste when you married me.” A versatile uniset serves many tabloids. the torso is ancient. names in the program is enough “Very true.” It gets funnier as you different scenes with just a few That’s Richard Brinsley Sher- Women “friends” casually to begin the evening’s jollity. Who think about it. changes of furnishing, thanks to idan’s “School For Scandal” in greet one another with the catti- could fail to appreciate the sly Other nastier modern reso- Jeremy Hamm, who also designed Las Positas College’s updated and est of lines, like, “How have you humor of such titles as Lady Sneer- nances include the unscrupulous the effective lighting. The cast is upbeat new production. Snappy been this century?” A scoundrel well, Mrs. Candour, Sir Benjamin broker, Martha Countwell (Jeanice stunningly costumed by Wesley and fast-paced, played with deli- admits, “I confess I deviated from Backbite, and Snake (who even Jones) warning pretend-banker Morgan, and the incredible hairdos cious enjoyment of every snide the straight road of wrong.” And a wears snakeskin slacks). Mr. Premium (Matthew Hofstad) must be seen to be believed. remark, the show is a treat for eye double-crosser can blithely explain The actors are magnificently not to ask merely 8-10% interest, Traditionally more difficult to and ear. his actions, “You paid me well for adept at bringing out every nu- which surely would expose him stage than Shakespeare, Restora- Thanks to determined direc- this lie, but someone has paid me ance of their cutting dialogue, as a fake. Instead she gives him tion Comedy can be a deliciously tor Wendy Wisely, the cast has double for the truth.” especially Allison Meneley as a quick lesson in loan-sharking: sparkling confection, but this miraculously digested the rapid He then begs everyone to keep the acid-tongued Lady Sneerwell “If the borrower seems indiffer- reviewer has seen other produc- verbal crossfire and made it their this secret lest he lose all his and Henry Cole III as the slimy ent, ask 40 to 50%; if he seems tions fall flatter than a bad soufflé. own. And, amazingly, it sounds friends, explaining, “I live by the hypocrite Joseph Surface (“I must desperate, you can double that.” Catch this rare winner and enjoy exactly like the breathless gos- badness of my character, and my try to recover myself and put some Shades of predatory practices in “Scandal” as it was meant to be sip detailed and retailed in every infamy is all I have to depend sincerity in my face”). our own time! presented. Sheridan would be re- current medium from tabloids to on.” First prize for over-the-top There is no end to the fun on ally happy with it, as I was. twitters. Principled resistance is futile. scene-stealing goes to the hilarious stage, and the actors’ oblivious Future performances are sched- Who’s bedding whom, and be- Just relax and chortle away along Elise Christian as Mrs. Candour. enjoyment carried over to their uled for only one more weekend: hind whose back? Who’s dating or with all the other virtuous members Outrageous physical comedy from audience, even on opening night. Friday and Saturday, November un-mating, and have they secretly of the audience. Enjoy the sarcas- Nicolas Boer and Jonathan Boer Their ease with each other and 20 and 21, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, had implants, uplifts, Botox, or ba- tic observations of the “blameless” adds lively zaniness to the verbal the formidable, precisely-timed November 22 at 2 p.m. in the Las bies? Obviously these hot rumors characters as well: “When an old wit, like a Restoration Abbot and dialogue was quite amazing. Positas College Theater, 3000 sell everything from magazines bachelor marries a young wife, the Costello. Director Wisely may have Campus Hill Drive (north of 580) to mascara, fueling the prurient crime carries its own punishment.” Tom Darter and Tabitha Mc excised a few archaic words or in Livermore. Tickets at $12 gen- curiosity of teenagers and frumpy Or the remark of a friend; “One Bride are especially well-matched references, but she has kept all eral; $8 students and seniors can housewives alike. may read ‘husband’ in his face as the crusty older husband and his the famously witty lines intact, to be reserved at 925-424-1812, or It seems that human nature even at a distance.” frivolous but good-hearted young shine in our own time and enter- purchased at the door. hasn’t really changed much since Particularly telling is the coun- wife. His curmudgeonly rants, 1777. Don’t think of the patriots try wife’s enjoyment of society’s (”She is always in the wrong! I of the American Revolution, like scandalous rumor-mongering until was never mistaken in my life!”) the respectable Adams family, but she is horrified to learn that her seem as natural - and funny - as her look to England, with its rollick- own innocence is equally fair game saucy rebuttals, (“If you wanted ing, self-indulgent upper class, for salacious gossip. A would-be authority over me, you should accustomed to a century of bawdy seducer advises that the only rem- have adopted me instead of mar- Restoration comedy. edy for her righteous indignation rying me!”) By Sheridan’s time, society would be to actually take a lover. Criticizing her slandering soci- demanded a veneer of elegant Trying to digest this kinky ety friends, he fumes, “They mur- manners and biting wit above all logic, she summarizes; “So, I must der character just to kill time,” elic- in its theatrical entertainments, and sin in my own defense, and give up iting her clever taunt, “Would you “School For Scandal” represents my virtue to preserve my reputa- restrain the freedom of speech?” the glittering gold standard of the tion.” Reduced to its nasty basics, Some even more modern lines genre. Using familiar comic stock figures (the old bachelor marry- ing a young wife, the “good” and “bad” brothers), the play carries the listener away with the speed, elegance, and malice of its rep- artee. Men and women alike amuse themselves (and the audience) with “Can You Top This?” tidbits of juicy gossip at the expense of everyone they know, especially the “proper” ladies who are, of course, most fun to malign. And though the practice is despicable, the comments are compelling funny, like the widow who “caulks her wrinkles.” Snidely “complimenting” that lady’s youthful facial makeup, they observe that the only problem is its 8 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 Art & Entertainment ART EXHIBITS be live music on Sunday, November 22, call the Performing Arts Events Line at 11:00 a.m. The theater is located at 715 applications are available at www. Livermore Art Association Gallery, offers Roger Kardinal will be playing classic 925-424-1100 or call Cindy Rosefield at Central Avenue, on the corner of Central LivermoresTalentCompetition.com. Ap- art classes, unusual gifts, painting rentals, acoustic folk songs. For more informa- 925-424-1119. and Seventh Street, Tracy. The classic plications must be received by December art exhibits and information pertaining to tion go to www.CudaRidgeWines.com or Orchestra and Band Concert, Las Positas tale, Rumpelstiltskin, is performed by 11, 2009. The top winners in each age the art field, 1255 Third St., Livermore. call 510-304-0914. College, Wed., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. at Res- 50-60 of Tracy’s local students who category – youth (17 and under) and adults The gallery has been open since 1974 and Fenestra Winery is hosting its annual urrection Lutheran Church, Dublin. $12 have participated in Missoula Children’s (18 and over) – will take home $2,500. maintains a video library of art tapes, art Holiday Wine Tasting event on November general admission and $8 for students Theatre’s week long residency. Tickets are This year's event is open to anyone from and craft books and art magazines and 21 and 22 from noon to 5pm, both days. and seniors. For further information $15 for adults and $10 for children and anywhere, not just Bay Area residents. The newsletters; hosts art events and work- There is a $5.00 tasting fee for this event. call the Performing Arts Events Line at seniors. Grand Box Seats available for an two Rotary Clubs of Livermore are again shops. Hours are Wed.-Sun. 11:30-4 p.m. Winery will be featuring foods of the holi- 925-424-1100 or call Cindy Rosefield at additional $15.00 and Parterre Seating for sponsoring this event. All net proceeds For information call 449-9927. days, primarily focusing on Thanksgiving, 925-424-1119 an additional $5.00. www.atthegrand.org, will go to the community grants that are The Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery is and pairing them with their award-win- Golden Bough, Dec. 4, 8 p.m. Amador by phone at (209) 831-6TKT (6858. presented by the Rotary clubs throughout hosting an exhibit featuring the Livermore ning wines. Seasonal Belgian Chocolate Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton, Holiday Shorts, Creatures of Impulse, teen the year. Information is available at www. Art Association from November 1-30. The Truffles filled with Fenestra Port will be Pleasanton Civic Arts Presents, Tickets improv group, Dec. 10 and 11, holiday livermorestalentcompetition.com. Livermore Art Association is comprised of available. Several outstanding wines at http://civicartstickets.org or (925) themed short form improv show. Veter- Auditions for "Rent," the Pulitzer Prize- local artists and fine craftspeople whose are scheduled to be released during this 931-3444. ans Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton. $8 Winning musical at Las Positas College. mission is to promote public interest weekend, including the 2008 Viognier, Asbury Christmas Concert – Asbury in advance and $10 at the door; student Monday and Tuesday, December 14 and and appreciation of fine art. The gallery 2008 Chardonnay and the medal-winning United Methodist Church will hold its tickets with valid ID $5 in advance and 15 from 7-10 at the LPC Theater. Bring is located at 12501 Alcosta Blvd. in San 2007 Tempranillo from Lodi. The winery 13th Annual Christmas Concert at 7 PM at the door. a prepared song appropriate to the show, Ramon. The gallery is open Monday- is open for sales and tasting every Friday, on Sunday Dec. 6, 2009 in its Sanctuary Cinderella, Pleasanton Civic Arts Stage with sheet music. An accompanist will Thursday from 8:30 am-9 pm and Fridays Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm. at 4743 East Ave. in Livermore. All of Co., Dec. 11, 12, 19, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 13 be provided. Callbacks on December 21. from 8:30 am-5 pm. For more information 84 Vallecitos Rd., Livermore. 447-5246 Asbury’s vocal choirs, the Asbury Band and 20, 2 p.m. Amador Theater, 1155 Rehearsals will be on Monday through you can contact (925)973-3200 or go to or www.fenestrawinery.com. and the bell choir will be performing. Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton. Tickets at Friday nights beginning January 19. www.sanramon.ca.gov. Holiday Preview, Nov. 26-29, 11 a.m. to Asbury’s pipe organ will also be part of the http://civicartstickets.org or (925) 931- Performances are April 2 through 18. Ken Photogenesis Club of Fremont will have 4:30 p.m. Wente Vineyards will welcome evening’s musical offerings. The concert 3444. Ross will be director and producer. For an exhibit at the Livermore Main Library, early holiday shoppers for tastings of is open to the public. A free will offering more information, call (925) 424-1166 or 1188 South Livermore Ave. titled: "Fre- Wente Vineyards sustainably farmed can be made at the door. There will be a DANCE email firstname.lastname@example.org. mont, A portrayal of cultural and natural estate grown wines, including The Nth punch and cookie reception immediately The Dream Of The Snow Queen, Liver- diversity through photographic imagery." Degree wines, tours of the cellars, and following in the Fellowship Hall. For more School of Dance holiday show. The work will be displayed throughout other gifts available in the Estate Tasting more information call Jean Braun at 449- Performances will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. MOVIES the month of November. Room. For more information, visit www. 4168, the church office at 447-1950 or on Sat., November 28 at the Bankhead White Christmas, Dec. 3, classic film An exhibition by oil artist Amy D. Leung wentevineyards.com. Special tasting e-mail: JoanneP@asburylive.org. Theater. Original story about a young series hosted by Candace Klaschus, Las at John Christopher Cellars, at Blacksmith flights will be developed at no additional Pleasanton Community Concert Band, child trying to find the true meaning of the Positas College. 7:00 p.m. in the Pleas- Square, 25 South Livermore Ave., Liver- charge. Wente Vineyards Estate Tasting holiday concert Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Amador holidays. $26, $20 and $18; seniors (65 anton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal more until November 29. Available for Room, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore. Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton. yrs.) and children 12 and under receive Avenue, Pleasanton. Free. Information: viewing every Thursday to Sunday from Thomas Coyne Winery Winter Open Free admission. $3.00 discount. 925-373-6800 and on-line 925-931-3405. 12:00 -6:00 PM. For information please House, Nov. 27, 28 and 29, noon to 5 Pacific Chamber Symphony performs at www.bankheadtheater.org. It’s a Wonderful Life as part of its new call 925-456-9463. p.m. New varietals will be released: 06 Handel’s Messiah, Thurs., Dec. 8, 8 Sunol Jazz Café, 11986 Main Street, Su- Classic Cinema series Sunday, December Artists Angela Johal and Katie Caulk Tannat, 07 Graciano, 06 Mourvèdre, 08 p.m. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., nol (925) 862-2800: Organic local farm 13, at 2:00 p.m. The showing, underwrit- works on display at Windermere Welcome Sweet Emilie (a white port style). Visit the Livermore. 925-373-6800, www.bank- produce sold Tuesdays and Sundays. ten by Arts Leadership Alliance, will take Home realty through Jan. 4. 1790 First historic tasting room located 51 E. Val- headtheater.org. Ballroom dancing with Dixie Sounds 2nd place at the Grand Theatre Center for the Street, Livermore. The show is open for lecitos Road., Livermore, Ca. The tasting and 4th Tuesdays; ballroom dancing with Arts, 715 Central Avenue, on the corner of viewing during regular business hours or room was built in 1881 and is a landmark ON THE STAGE Big Band Sound 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Central and Seventh Street, Tracy. Tickets by appointment. Contact Cher Wollard at in the Livermore Valley Wine Country. The School for Scandal, a 1777 classic ($5 suggested donation for band); dinner are $7.50 for General Admission seating. 925 824-4824 or cherw@windermere. Bring a picnic and enjoy sweeping views comedy of wit and manners set in con- buffet available. Sunday brunch and Jazz They may be purchased online at www. com for information. of the Livermore Valley Wine Country. temporary times. A Comedy of Very Bad Music - full breakfast fare / made-to-order atthegrand.org, by phone at (209) 831- Flying Solo, a series of exhibits presented Fine fruits and cheeses will be served. Manners - By Richard Brinsley Sheridan, omelets and BBQ. 6TKT (6858) or in person at the Leona by Poetry On Canvas Pleasanton showing For more information call (925) 373-6541 Directed by Wendy Wisely. Performances Dance Performance, Las Positas College, Darr Willis Box Office. in November & December at the Berry http://thomascoynewinery.com are Nov. 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 22 at Dec. 4 and 5, 8 p.m. Las Positas College Patch in Downtown Pleasanton on Main & Prelude to Christmas, Fenestra Winery, 2 p.m. in the Las Positas College Theater, Theater, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Liver- CHORAL Angela. Schedule: Tricia Leonard- Nov 15 Nov. 27, 28 and 29, noon to 5 p.m. Taste 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore. Tickets more. $12 general admission and $8 for Cantabella Children’s Chorus, Saturday, - Nov 21; Antonia Wennink-Nov 22 - Nov holiday foods along with Fenestra wines. are $12 general admission, $8 students and students and seniors. For further informa- December 5. 18th annual winter concerts 28; Gary Winter- Nov 29 - Dec 5; Judi 84 Vallecitos Rd., Livermore. 447-5246 seniors. For more information, contact tion call the Performing Arts Events Line entitled “Gaudete! Gaudete!” (Rejoice! Caplan- Dec 6 - Dec 12; Dee Haag- Dec or www.fenestrawinery.com. Ken Ross at 424-1166. at 925-424-1100 or call Cindy Rosefield Rejoice!) includes medieval, classical, 13 - Dec 19; Claudette McDermott- Dec 20 Amador Valley High School drama, Help, at 925-424-1119. traditional and contemporary music - Dec 26; Stan Vierk - Dec 27 - Jan 3. MUSIC/CONCERTS I’m Trapped in a High School, Nov. 19, Valley Dance Theatre, celebrates its 30th sung in Latin, Hebrew, Finnish, Basque Karen Fleschler will be showing her paint- Jeffrey Siegel, Keyboard Conversations 20 and 21, 7:30 p.m. Amador Theater, Anniversary Season with its annual full- and English. Singers in grades K-12 will ings at Swirl on the Square, 21 South Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center 1155 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton. www. length production of the Tchaikovsky’s perform choral works accompanied by Livermore Ave., Livermore; Cuda Ridge Presents. Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Bankhead amadordons.com. holiday classic The Nutcracker. Perfor- pianists and guest instrumentalists at Winery, 5385 East Ave., Livermore; and Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. 925- Opera San Jose, performs Cinderella in the mances Bankhead Theater, 2400 First the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd., Livermore 373-6800, www.bankheadtheater.org. Fast Lane: La Cenerentola. Nov. 14-29. Street in Livermore. December 12-20. Livermore. 1:30 p.m concert features through December. Swinging with the Big Band starring The Italian with English supertitles. California Public performances will be accompanied training and performing choirs; 4:00 Eugenia W. Zobel Exhibit, December Tex Beneke Orchestra, The Ink Spots, Theatre, 345 South First St., San Jose. the Livermore-Amador Symphony pit p.m. concert features performing choirs 2009 & January 2010, Wente Vineyards Leigh Vance and The Swing Sisters, Fri- $51-$91. www.operasj.org. orchestra and holiday carols by Harmony only. Reserved seating available at the Estate Winery, 5565 Tesla Road, Liver- day, Nov 20, at 8 pm The swingin’ sounds Rabbit Hole, Pulitzer Prize Winning Fusion will highlight the show prior to box office or call (925) 373-6800. Seats more. New works of porcelain paintings. of The Tex Beneke Orchestra return to Broadway Hit by David Lindsay-Abaire. opening curtain and during the “snow” are $20, $15 and $10. More information, Artist's reception on Sunday, December Livermore by popular demand. Featuring Ohlone College Department of Theatre scene. Evening performances will take cantabella.org or call (925) 292-2663. 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For information the big band music of all time from such and Dance. November 19-21 at 8 PM. A place December 12, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:00 Sing It Yourself “Messiah,” Dec. 6, Valley call 925-443-7266 legends as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, child's tragic death, a cold marriage bed, p.m. Matinee performances will take place Concert Chorale 7 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Benny Goodman, and Tommy Dorsey. quantum immortality and a girl fight at on December 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 2:00 Church, 1225 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. MEETINGS Leigh Vance and her Swing Sisters will Whole Foods? These disparate elements p.m. All seats are reserved. Tickets are Information go to www.valleyconcert- Writers on the Edge Cafe, meets 7 to 9 perform homage to the great sister groups come together with a big splash of black $33, $27 and $24 for adults and $18 for chorale.org. p.m. Thurs., Nov. 19, 4th Street Studio, of the era including the Andrews Sisters comedy in Rabbit Hole, the fall theatre students 17 years and younger. They may Chamber and Concert Choirs, Las Positas 2235 Fourth St., Livermore. Bring your and the McGuire Sisters. $56/$41/$33/$12 production at Ohlone College. Smith be purchased online at www.bankhead- College, Tues., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. at Resur- own whatever to eat and drink. students. For tickets call 925.373.6800 Center at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission theater.org or by phone at 925-373-6800. rection Lutheran Church, Dublin. $12 or online at www.bankheadtheater.org. Boulevard in Fremont. $10-$15 510-659- Tickets may also be purchased in person general admission and $8 for students WINERY EVENTS Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, 6031, www.smithcenterpresents.com at the theater box office, 2400 First St., and seniors. For further information Cuda Ridge Wines will host an open house Downtown Livermore. Plaid Tidings, holiday edition of Forever Livermore, Tuesday-Saturday, 12 noon- call the Performing Arts Events Line at on November 21 and 22 at the winery, Livermore Amador Symphony, concert Plaid, November 19 to December 6, 6:00 p.m., and for two hours prior to show 925-424-1100 or call Cindy Rosefield at 5385 East Avenue to celebrate the Harvest Dec. 2, “Hits from Four Centuries,” 8 Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at time. More information is available www. 925-424-1119 of 09. All of the Cuda Ridge Wines will p.m. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The Douglas valleydancetheatre.com. be available for tasting free of charge and Livermore. Marilyn Thompson, piano. Morrisson Theatre, 22311 North Third OPERA available for purchase, with the exception 925-373-6800, www.bankheadtheater. St., Hayward. $25 adults, $22 seniors, AUDITIONS/VOLUNTEERS Live Theater-Casts from the Met: 10 of the limited release Cuda Amis dessert org. $25 juniors/students. For tickets call the Livermore's 2010 Talent Competition a.m. Saturdays at Dublin's Royal Haci- wine where there is a $5.00 tasting fee. Music Department Recital, Las Positas box office at (510) 881-6777 or go on-line is now accepting applications. Aspir- enda Cinema. Dates: Dec. 19, Tales of There will be “Thanksgiving” style ap- College, Wed., Dec. 2, 12:30 p.m. Free towww.dmtonline.org. ing performers are invited to audition Hoffman; Jan. 9, Rosenkavalier; Jan. petizers to pair with the wines. There will admission. On campus, 3000 Campus Hill Rumpelstiltskin, Friday, November 20, and compete in the next Livermore 16, Carmen; Feb. 6, Simon Boccanegra; Dr., Livermore. For further information 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 21, Talent Competition. Information and March 29, Hamlet; and May 1, Armida. Replays of each opera will be shown on Art & Entertainment THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 9 Variety of Holiday Performances on Stage at the Bankhead Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. as follows: Jan. 6, Hoffman; Jan. 27, Rosenkavalier; Feb. 3, Carmen; Feb. 24, Simon Boccanegra; April 14, Hamlet; and May 19, Armida. MISCELLANEOUS Tinker Bell is coming to Alexander's Fine Art in downtown Pleasanton. Meet Dis- The Bankhead Theater is offer- ney's original reference model for Tinker ing an expanded range of holiday Bell, Margaret Kerry and illustrator/artist Ron Dias on Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. events featuring performances to Alexander's Fine Art, 608 Main Street, engage a variety of musical inter- Pleasanton. RSVP at 925-846-6015 or ests and tastes. email@example.com. Beginning the last weekend of Lithorama 2009 Gem & Mineral Show, Nov. 21-22, The Barn, Livermore. November, the festive season opens Displays include cabochons, jewelry, with several annual productions by minerals, fossils, freeform cabochons and local companies and, this year, more. Glow room displays fluorescent rocks and minerals. Vendors. Presented continues through December with by the Livermore Valley Lithophiles Gem holiday concerts by two Grammy & Mineral Society. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 Award-winning groups, Turtle Is- p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission land Quartet and Chanticleer. The $4 for both days, children 12 and under free with adult. www.lithophiles.com. Bankhead Theater will also host The Iago Syndrome, original drama at Cal its second annual New Year’s Eve State East Bay, draws parallel between celebration, a mix of comedy and “Othello” and four domestic murders musical entertainment, to officially in five weeks at Fort Bragg in 2002. Performs Friday-Saturday, Nov. 20-21 close the holiday season. at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. The Bankhead Theater’s six in the University Theatre, 25800 Carlos holiday-themed events for 2009 Bee Blvd., Hayward. Tickets: $15 general, $10 youth/senior/alum, or $5 for CSUEB include: student, may be reserved at http://class. • Dream of the Snow Queen: csueastbay.edu/theatre/Ticket_Reserva- This original and entertaining tions.php or 510-885-3118. holiday production by the Liver- Speech Tournament, Las Positas Col- lege, Fri., Dec. 4, 1 to 5 p.m. Las Positas more School of Dance features a College Theater, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., blend of dance styles from ballet, Livermore. $12 general admission and jazz, and lyrical, to hip-hop and $8 for students and seniors. For further Broadway, with a range of musical information call the Performing Arts Events Line at 925-424-1100 or call Cindy selections. Saturday, November Rosefield at 925-424-1119. 28, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. • Handel’s Messiah: Pacific COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Country Folk Art Craft Show, Nov. Chamber Symphony presents this 20-22, Alameda County Fairgrounds, famous holiday choral work in its Pleasanton. Fri. 4 to 9 p.m., Sat. 10 to 5; “original” version – scored for Sun. 10 to 4. Items for sale will include two oboes, two trumpets, strings, handcrafted furniture, framed wall art, hand painted furniture and accessories, harpsichord, vocal soloists and full architectural art carvings, holiday items, chorus. Tuesday, December 8, at chocolates, fudge, soups, dressings, all 8:00 p.m. types of gourmet delights, purses, cloth- • The Nutcracker: The complete ing and more. Adult $7, Child (under 10) $2, Seniors $7, parking $8. www. classical ballet by Tchaikovsky is countryfolkart.com staged in a production by Valley ing Gospel rhythms. Wednesday, Great Western & Atlantic Train Show, Dance Theatre with full orchestral December 23, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-29, Alameda County Fair- • Rockin’ in the New Year: The grounds, Pleasanton. The show features accompaniment by the Livermore- 200 - 500 tables of train dealers who offer Amador Symphony. Eight matinee second annual New Year’s Eve everything from HO scale, N scale, Lio- and evening performances from party at the Bankhead includes a nel(0 gauge), G gauge, Z scale, American December 12–20. fabulous night of great rock ‘n’ roll Flyer (s gauge), hobby tools, die cast music, Doo Wop vocal harmony, vehicles, train whistles, scenery items, • Turtle Island Quartet: A tradi- Railroadiania Slides, t-shirts, videos, tional classical string quartet aes- and the comedy of host, Tony Rus- railroad gift item, books, photos and much thetic is fused with contemporary sell. The lively celebration closes more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Special: American musical styles by this with a wine, champagne and des- Sell old trains, get free appraisals on site. sert reception in the lobby. Thurs- www.greattrainexpo.com Grammy Award-winning group in All Breed Cat Show, Nov. 28-29, Alameda “Solstice Celebration” – a concert day, December 31, at 8:00 p.m. County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton. Pre- of timeless music that has been The Bankhead Theater is lo- sented by Fog City Cat Club. 9 a.m. to cated at 2400 First Street in Down- 4 p.m. both days. Cat show for over 12 an integral part of holiday cel- breeds including judging of over 200 cats. ebrations for centuries. Monday, town Livermore. The Ticket Office Lots of vendors with gifts, toys, supplies, December 21, at 7:30 p.m. is open Tuesday through Saturday cat trees, beds, artwork, clothing, jewelry • A Chanticleer Christmas: With from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. On & more. Special: Pedigreed kittens for performance days the ticket office sale, rescue kitten and cat adoptions, a remarkably unique “orchestra of household pet cat judging too. Adult $6, voices” ranging from countertenor remains open through intermis- sion. To purchase tickets call 373- Top photo, by Ken Johnson, is of the Valley Dance Theatre's Child $3, Seniors $5, parking $8. www. to bass, Chanticleer returns to the fogcitycatclub.com 6800 or visit the LVPAC www. production of "The Nutcracker." The bottom photo is the Turtle Bankhead to enthrall audiences with an evening of traditional and livermoreperformingarts.org Island Quartet. beloved Christmas songs, from pensive Gregorian chants to ring- 10 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 Art & Community Review An Electrifying Duo By NancyO'Connell was one of the best recordings is- ment featured Jon Manasse in Jon Manasse, clarinetist and Jon sued in 2008.” Then he grinned an unaccompanied solo for the Nakamatsu, pianist, were featured engagingly. clarinet. He improvised around at the Bankhead Theater on No- In the Brahms’ Sonata in E-flat certain melodies, tapping his toes vember 14th. Both musicians have Major for Clarinet and Piano, while navigating through some garnered many individual awards Op. 120, No.2, Manasse swayed, very difficult passages. Tricky over the years. Jon Nakamatsu was stood on his toes and bent his rhythms and trills were played teaching in a San Jose high school knees, almost dancing in place. with ease, and there was virtuoso when he capitulated to fame as the Nakamatsu caressed his keys and playing throughout. Spontaneous winner of the 1997 Van Cliburn never overshadowed the clarinet. applause broke out as he finished International Piano Competition. Like Baller, his touch is never his solo with a grand flourish. The Pictured are two of the homes on the tour. This reviewer was thrilled to learn harsh and percussive. The piano’s pianist joined him in the last move- that he studied for a time with her tone was singing and legato. The ment, Chiquita Blues. His hands former teacher, Adolph Baller, who first movement ended with very flew over the keys and 16ths and was the head of the piano depart- quiet chords. The 2nd movement 32nds filled the hall with glorious ment at Stanford University for had a very demanding piano part sound. A quiet section was fol- many years. with piano-forte contrasts in both lowed by an outburst of rhythmic The clarinetist, Jon Manasse voices. The 3rd movement began exuberance, cascading down the graduated from Juilliard and has slowly in an Andante Con Motto, entire keyboard. won several competitions. In and the two players were perfectly Jon Manasse heard some of addition to concertizing in many blended. In a sonata the two musi- the rags John Novacek composed countries, he has taught at the East- cians are equally important; there and told the composer, “You must man School of Music, and is now is no soloist dominating, as in a write some of these for the clari- teaching at Julliard. When these concerto. The Andante ended in a net.” Novacek agreed, but the rags two amazing musicians collaborate whisper in their lowest registers. weren’t completed until Manasse in making music, the effects are After the briefest of pauses, the scheduled the world premiere. No- electrifying. pianist launched into the brief vacek titled it Four Rags for Two The program began with Nor- Allegro in a fiery introduction. Jons. The four rags were placed in bert Burgmuller’s Duo in E-flat Dramatic and exciting cadences a certain order to emulate the clas- Major for Clarinet and Piano, brought the entire work to a close, sic sonata form – a fast movement Opus 15. The slow, lyrical intro- and the audience erupted with followed by a slow one, then two duction began with the haunting applause. more fast ones, but what a contrast tone quality of Jon Manasse’s After the intermission, Manasse in mood! The music sounded spoke of Leonard Bernstein, who amazing and difficult. In 4th Street Holiday Home Tour clarinet matched by Nakamatsu’s aesthetic playing, but soon the was still a student at Curtis when he Rag the players had everyone in Allegro featured rapid passages composed his Sonata for Clarinet the audience clapping in rhythm and Piano. Some of his early work while Manasse virtually danced in Benefits Valley for both musicians. In the Lar- ghetto Nakamatsu accompanied is reminiscent of the style of Paul place. Manasse had called the last the clarinetist’s long melody with Hindemith, who was Bernstein’s rag, Full Stride Ahead “rip roaring sensitivity. The broken chords for teacher, but some passages in this fun,” and it was a big surprise to the pianist reminded one of the be- ginning of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. The Allegro ended with a work foreshadow the famous West Side Story. Staccato sections were followed by a beautiful, evocative hear the silent Jon Nakamatsu shout his only two words of the entire evening, “Hot dog!” in the Humane Society fiery conclusion as the clarinet’s passage in the piano answered by middle of the rag. The dramatic Valley Humane Society presents Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland, part shimmered in 16th notes rac- the clarinet in a low, thoughtful ending came as the pianist had a a Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, December 6, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 3 ing over almost the entire range of melody. The second movement descending glissando down the p.m. in downtown Pleasanton. his instrument. was influenced by jazz with its entire keyboard and the clarinet- There will be the home tour, unique shopping opportunities, deli- One wishes that the composer, syncopated rhythms. There can be ist closed in his lowest register, cious treats, and live music. Tickets are $35 per person. Proceeds go Burgmuller (1810-1836) had lived no doubt that this is composition bowing his head low towards the to support the programs of Valley Humane Society, a nonprofit animal longer to create many other master- of the 20th century and a work of pianist. rescue organization. pieces, for he was adored by both genius. The audience gave them a well- Each of the eight featured homes on the tour is unique. They are Mendelssohn and Schumann, but The Cape Cod Files, composed deserved standing ovation and after located on or near 2nd Street in downtown Pleasanton. Park the car and he died at the age of 26. This Duo by Paquito D’Rivera, was commis- three curtain calls, the duo played a stroll down the street, stopping to peek into some of Pleasanton’s most languished after his death and was sioned for the Manasse/Nakamatsu George Gershwin encore – “Who beautiful homes, all decked out for the holidays. The tour begins at not even published until 1865. Duo in 2009, and will soon be Could Ask for Anything More?” Lions Wayside Park at the corner of 1st and Neal Streets in Pleasanton. Jon Manasse had a delightful featured in their next CD. The first What an engaging, virtuoso team A large raffle, live band, refreshments, and unique shopping opportuni- sense of humor and won over movement is called Benny@100. these two musicians are! ties complete the festivities. the audience with his remarks as It is an homage to the famous The Del Valle audience is grow- Stop for lunch at Stacey’s Café or Redcoats Pub in downtown Pleas- he introduced each work. There clarinetist, Benny Goodman, who ing. Because of its excellent anton on December 6, show your Holiday Home Tour ticket and 15% of was a running joke throughout the recently celebrated his 100th acoustics and the Steinway piano, your total bill will be donated to Valley Humane Society. evening. He’d pass the mike to birthday. The second movement, artists of international renown like For more information and to purchase tickets to the Holiday Home Jon Nakamatsu who never spoke Bandoneon, tries to recreate the Jon Nakamatsu are happy to return Tour, contact Valley Humane Society at (925) 426-8656 or www.val- a word. Manasse took the mike sounds of the Argentine instrument to the Bankhead. Reserve the leyhumane.org. Valley Humane Society is located at 3670 Nevada back, and said, “He really does used in tangos. Last year Liver- night of January 16, 2010 to hear Street, Pleasanton and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM to speak, but he put me up to telling more audiences were fortunate to the Laurel Ensemble in a string, 5PM. Tickets can also be purchased at Towne Center Books and The you The New York Times stated that hear the bandoneon when Del Valle woodwind and piano sextet. Wine Steward. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event at our CD of the two Brahms Sonatas presented a concert featuring it. Lions Wayside Park. Lecuonerias, the third move- Community THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 11 Scott Lee Wheaton Sixty Pleasanton girls, ages 8 to 18, gave it their all at during a recent weekend’s 24-hour dance mara- thon to raise money for Project Roadrunner. The girls are part of the J&T competition team at Jazz Eagle Scout Honors ‘n Taps Dance Studio in Pleasanton. Project Roadrunner benefits families served by Marylin Avenue Scott Lee Wheaton, a 17-year-old senior at Foothill High School in Elementary School in Livermore. The school has a large percentage of students who come from families Pleasanton, has attained the rank of Eagle Scout. This is the highest living far below the poverty level. Dancers raised money by getting people to pledge donations for the rank in Boy Scouts of America. marathon. Each dancer was asked to raise at least $100. The 60 dancers raised $12,981 for Project Scott started as a Tiger Cub in Pack 948 at Valley View Elementary Roadrunner. The money will be used for the project’s annual holiday gift drive. School. He joined Boy Scout Troop 943 and advanced through the ranks from Tenderfoot to Life Scout. When the troop was disbanded he joined Troop 908, chartered by St. Claire’s Episcopal Church. Scott has held leadership positions such as patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader and attended summer camps, Eagle camp, and many outings. He has participate in a variety of community service projects. Scott achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Sept. 2, 2009. To achieve the rank, he completed a community service project coordinating and implementing an e-waste collection for home-bound seniors in Pleas- anton. The idea for the project came about when Scott noticed televisions discarded into the trash dumpsters at the mobile home park where his grandparents live. He talked with several residents and learned that seniors could not take their e-waste to the citywide collection days for various reasons such as health issues, lack of transportation, or the inability to move the heavy items they had to discard. He contact the Pleasanton Operations Department and received approval to coordinate his collection with the citywide drop-off days. Flyers were made and distributed by Scott to residents in three senior only housing develop- ments. On the collection day, a team of volunteers picked up over three hundred items that had been sitting around because the seniors had no way to take them out. Outside of Boy Scouts, Scott is co-captain of the Foothill varsity lacrosse team. The upcoming season will be his third as a starting attack. He earned EBAL All-League honors last year. Scott is an AP German 5 student and a member of the Foothill German American Partnership Program (GAPP). He spent a month in Germany with his Olivia Brown, Paige Hughes and their Rage U14AC soccer team raised $1,025.00 for the Tri-Valley Ha- German teacher and 14 other Foothill GAPP students last summer. He ven—just exceeding their original goal of $1,000. As a community service project for the Rage Leader- plans to continue his German studies in college along with finance or ship Program, Olivia and Paige, with the help of naturalist and photographer Sue Evans, organized the engineering. Scott’s brother Curtis, a sophomore at Santa Clara University, is morning hike up the Pleasanton Ridge and into Augustin Bernal Park on Sunday, November 8. It was also an Eagle Scout. a beautiful day, and a great way to give back to the Pleasanton Community. (Photo by Sue Evans) An Eagle Court of Honor was held Nov. 15 at Hart Middle School to recognize Scott’s achievement. 12 THE INDEPENDENT • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 Community (Organizations wishing to run notices in Free Gift Wrapping Party, 2nd annual use their personal vehicles to drive seniors to Details of the program and locations of col- music will be provided by Roger Kardinal Bulletin Board, send information to PO Box event hosted by Visiting Angels. Dec. 7, 8:30 and from medical appointments. Seniors must lection sites are available on-line. For more – Acoustic Classic Rock Guitar. There will 1198, Livermore, CA 94551, in care of Bulletin a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Robert Livermore be 60 and over, living in Dublin, Livermore, Information, call 925-998-6513. be wine tasting and appetizers. Art Thoms, Board. Include name of organization, meeting Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore. Pleasanton or Sunol, and unable to find a ride Pleasanton VIP Travelers, Senior Cen- former Oakland Raider, will be selling sports date, time, place and theme or subject. Phone Limit is three gifts per person, maximum size (relative, friend, bus, paratransit.) For a ride or ter, 3535 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. 931-5370. memorabilia. Michelle Bucket, of Michelle’s number and contact person should also be to volunteer to provide a ride, contact Jennifer included. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.) 9"x12"x18". Gifts are to be boxed. No boxes Trip to see "Beach Blanket Babylon," in San Jewelry Box, will be selling her custom jew- provided. For information, call 443-1000. Cullen at (925) 931-5387 or ja.cullen@yahoo. Francisco, Dec. 16, includes dinner at the elry. Raffle prizes will be given away. Linda Annual Holiday Boutique, Dec. 5, 9 com. Funding for the Senior Transportation a.m. to 3 p.m. Veteran's Hall, 522 L Street, Dublin Senior Center, trip to Healdsburg, Crab House, $126. Victorian Christmas trip McKeever, Executive Director of Open Heart Dec. 12, 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Includes wine Program is provided by Alameda County to Nevada City, Dec. 20, $42 members, $44 Kitchen, will be on hand to accept your tax Livermore. Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of country Christmas party, no-host lunch, $30 Transportation Improvement Authority and nonmembers. deductible donations. Checks, cash and credit the Fleet Reserve Association. Proceeds from resident, $35 nonresident. 556-4511. www. Measure B Funds. Reading Volunteers Needed, new group cards will be accepted. For more information this boutique will be given to the veteran's ci.dublin.ca.us. Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Club, forming to start training in January to become a call 925 580-6793. hospital. Tri-Valley Democratic Club, seasonal Sat., Nov. 21, 20 miles Iron Horse Trail, meet Barton Reading Tutor. No experience is neces- Bingo, every Sunday, Games 4 p.m. to Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., party, Sat., Dec. 12, 5 to 7 p.m. IBEW Hall, 10 a.m. at Fuddrucker's in Willows Shopping sary and training is free of charge. Volunteer 8 p.m. 18 $250 pay-outs, 1 $350 payout, & Dec. 5 at 690 North L St., Livermore All items 6250 Village Pkwy, Dublin. Congressman Center, Randy Huey, 518-8439. Sun., Nov. matched to a student who needs help. All the more! Bingo Ranch, 3070 Pacific Avenue, sold have been made by clients. Funds benefit Jerry McNerney will host the event. Dinner 22, 37 miles through Danville, Alamo and San materials and training provided needed to bring Livermore. 606-7777. Must be 18 years old to GARDEN Tri-Valley, a nonprofit organiza- provided by the campaign, you can bring des- Ramon, meet 9 a.m. at park 'n ride Danville, a student’s reading and spelling up to grade attend. Pacific Avenue, Livermore. 606-7777. tion for developmentally disabled adults in sert. Volunteers needed to help with the party, Kevin Thieben, 437-5919. Wed., Nov. 25, 25 level or above. For more information about Benefits LVCS / CCEF. Livermore. contact Doug Graven 530 320 7022, doug@ miles Las Trampas Park on Bollinger from the Barton Reading Program, please contact RELIGION Emblem Club Holiday Boutique, Sat., jerrymcnerney.org, Shannon Center in Dublin, meet 10 a.m. Alaine Christina Clark at Valley View 925/596-0292, Divorce Care, Valley Bible Church, 7106 Nov. 21, Livermore-Pleasanton Elks Lodge, The Dream of the Snow Queen, Nov. 28, Nadeau, 577-6586. Fri., Nov. 27, 103 miles or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Johnson Dr., Pleasanton. 13 week seminar and 940 Larkspur Dr., Livermore. Handcrafted 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Livermore School of Dance Turkey Leftover Century, meet 7:30 a.m. at Livermore Moms (formerly Livermore support group for people who are separated holiday gifts: stained glass artwork, embroi- presents a holiday story showcasing classical Nob Hill Plaza, Livermore. John Woodworth, Moms Club) meetings are held the second Mon- or divorced. Meetings Mondays from 7 to 9 dered t-shirts, wreaths, jewelry, homemade and modern ballet, jazz, hip hop and Broadway 784-6350. Anyone planning to go on a ride is day of each month at 7:00 p.m. and are a great p.m. $25 for workbook and other materials. baked goods and many other items. Informa- showstoppers. The Bankhead Theater, 2400 asked to contact the leader for details on where way to meet other members as well as learn Preregistration is required. Contact Mark tion, call Poly Stonich, 447-5986 or the lodge First Street, Livermore. Tickets: $26, $20 and to meet and what to bring. more about our community and our roles as Porter, 846-9693 or email@example.com office, 455-8829. $18, seniors and children receive $3 discount. Livermore Valley Business and Profes- mothers. The purpose of the Livermore Moms for details or to register. Silent Auction and Green Boutique, Box Office 925-373-6800 or online at www. sional Women, honor 2009 Woman of the is to share ideas and talents so that we may St. Charles Borromeo & St. Michael's Thursday, December 3 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 bankheadtheater.org. No web/phone fee ($3.50) Year, Anita Gandolfo on Fri., Nov. 20, 6 p.m. grow as parents, learn better ways to understand Catholic Churches, present Kathy Allen pm at the San Ramon Library meeting room at the Box Office. Castle Rock Restaurant on Portola Ave. near our children to help them become confident speaking on "Don't Ask Me Those Deep Theo- (Montgomery Street). Come and shop early. Thanksgiving Dance, Single Profes- No. Livermore. and capable individuals. We frequently invite logical Questions." The program is Thursday, Sponsored by the San Ramon AAUW (Ameri- sionals of all ages are invited to celebrate Widowed Men and Women of Northern speakers to make presentations. Meetings are Nov. 19, between 9:15 -11:15 a.m. Childcare can Association of University Women). The Thanksgiving with new single friends, Sat- CA., Champagne birthday brunch in San Ra- free for members, as well as for first time visi- is available for a nominal fee. Contact Cheryl at sale benefits students in San Ramon and former urday, November 28, 8pm-Midnight, at the mon, Nov. 22, 11:45 a.m., RSVP by Nov. 19 tors. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for 925-292-0506. Hosted by WINGS (Women In foster girls in the Renaissance Program at CSU Pleasanton Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon to Marsha, 355-0757. Lunch in Dublin, Nov. more information God's Spirit), a group for women of all religious East Bay. The event is free to the public. Ques- Road, Pleasanton. Adults of all ages are 29, 11:30 a.m., RSVP by Nov. 27 to Marsha Free English Conversation Classes at backgrounds. At the St. Charles campus, 1315 tions: call Julie at 828-8275. welcome. $20 at the door includes dancing to at 830-8483. Pleasanton Public Library on Tuesdays from Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Holiday Boutique 2009, Donlon Elemen- current hits and oldies. Coat & tie/dressy attire San Ramon Valley Newcomers Club 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm, Wednesdays from 12 noon Unitarian Universalist Church in Liver- tary School, 4150 Dorman Road, Pleasanton, are recommended. Anyone who wishes more invites new and established residents to their to 1 p.m., and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 more, 1893 N. Vasco Rd. presents “Grace and Pleasanton on Saturday, December 5, from information about this and many more singles December luncheon on Dec. 10 at Izzy's Steaks a.m. 400 Old Bernal Ave. The program is Gratitude," Sunday service November 22, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the multipurpose room. parties may visit www.ThePartyHotline.com & Chops, 200 Montgomery, San Ramon. 11:30 free and open to all. No registration required. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Throughout our lives, we Handcrafted, hand-designed items. or call 415/507-9962. -2pm. Cost is $19.50. Gift exchange and music For more information call Janice Bauman are given gifts that we never asked for, fam- Christmas Boutique and Pancake Regional Summit to Support California by the Sweet Adelines. Call Myrna, 925-560- (925)-931-3411 ily, friends, partners, children, employment, Breakfast. Saturday, Dec 5th from 9am - Majority Rule & The California Democracy 0656 for info. & res. The second annual “Put a Little Love In nourishment, shelter. How do we respond to Noon. Open to the Public. A pancake breakfast Act featuring George Lakoff. Saturday Novem- Eighth Annual Youth Food Drive, Youth Your Heart” will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 these gifts? For more info, call 925 447-8747 is available for $6 from 9am-11am. Hosted ber 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Humanist Hall 390 service groups in Livermore, Pleasanton, p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 19 at Blacksmith Square, or visit www.uucil.net by the Livermore Cresta Blanca Girl Scouts. 27th St Oakland. This is an organizing event Dublin, Sunol, San Ramon, Alamo, Danville, 21 South Livermore Ave., Livermore. Live Located in the Fellowship Hall of the First where representatives of many organizations Walnut Creek and Concord may now volunteer Presbyterian Church. 2020 Fifth Street, Liver- will decide how to participate in the campaign. and request collection sites for the Eighth An- more. For more information contact Valerie at The immediate goal is to organize the petition nual Youth Food Drive to be held on March 925/577-9052. drive and use a speakers bureau to educate vot- 6, 2010 by signing up at www.youthservice- Christmas Craft Faire, Sunday, Dec. 6, 1 ers. The longer term goal is to build a strong council.com/Volunteer/Volunteer.html. Girl to 6 p.m. St. Clare's Episcopal Church, Pleasan- network to carry the ballot measure to victory. Scouts, youth ministries, and 4-H Clubs will ton. Handmade gifts, live holiday music, food RSVP: EllisG237@aol.com be participating. Youth Service groups will and door prizes. Admission is $8 (kids 5 & under Tri-Valley Seniors: rides available to go door to door to collect nonperishable food are free) & includes holiday food sampler and medical appointments. Seniors who require and return it to the closest collection site. All one door prize ticket. For more info, contact door-to-door service are now eligible for a donations will go to local food pantries in the St. Clare’s Episcopal Church at 925-462-4802 ride to their medical appointments. Volunteers Tri-Valley or to the Contra Costa Food Bank. or email@example.com or visit the church website at www.stclarespleasanton.org A Holly Day Affair DancEscape, 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. The decorations are up. The fire is delightful. Celebrate the season with friends and the big band sounds of 3 O'Clock Jump. Swing, tango, rumba, waltz and cha cha, too. $9 Dublin resident, $10; nonresident by Dec. 4 / $12 at the door. 925- 556-4511, www.DublinSeniorCenter.com Girls' Night Out, Euphoria Nail & Body Bar, Thurs., Nov. 19. A holiday benefit for the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Founda- tion. Helping people with cancer. Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Tanning, & Body Wraps. Purchase artful objects for the home, designer stationary, jewelry, handbags, cashmere and silk shawls, belts, gourmet dipped apples, and more. Wine tasting & tasty treats. To schedule a beauty treatment call the salon at 925.461.3009. 660 Main Street, Pleasanton. Livermore Adult Education is seeking a Spanish speaking instructor to teach a bilingual beginning computer class for the Winter/Spring session. Need not be credentialed. For further information call 925-606-4722 ext. 7142. Handling the Holidays, Planning ahead, examining feelings and fears, brainstorming with other family members, and expectations are areas we will explore. Hope Hospice offers a program to discuss strategies that can make a difference in how to manage to “Handle the Holidays." Friday, December 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon. Hope Hospice Grief Support Center, 6377 Clark Avenue, Suite 100, Dublin. (925) 829-8770. To RSVP, please call Hope Hospice at 925-829-8770. This program is being held in the new location.