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Charter School Gets Green Light Through 2013

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									VOLUME XLV, NUMBER 29                      Your Local News Source Since 1963                                            SERVING LIVERMORE • PLEASANTON • SUNOL                                                      THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2008

                                       Charter School Gets Green Light Through 2013
                                                                                                                                      continue hiring staff and making      an LVCS second and third grader.       Department of Education (CDE).
                                       By Patricia Koning                             principal Tara Aderman. “I’m                                                                                                    “The evaluation process that
                                           With the start of the school               looking forward to continuing                   other preparations for the 2008/      “Although it was hard to imag-
                                                                                                                                      09 academic year.                     ine how or why the State Board         we went through in order to
                                       year just six weeks away, the par-             to offer a choice for families in                                                                                            achieve the renewal will have a
                                       ent and staff community of the                 public education and being able                    Had the state denied the char-     would disapprove our renewal
                                                                                                                                      ter renewal, parents would be         given the success of the               meaningful impact as we shift
                                       Livermore Valley Charter School                to serve more children of Liver-                                                                                             from start-up mode toward
                                       (LVCS) breathed a huge sigh of                 more.”                                          scrambling to find spots for their    school, we never want to take the
                                                                                                                                      children in the Livermore School      charter process for granted. Our       the realization of our vision and
                                       relief when the California State                   The school’s status has been                                                                                             mission, as areas needing addi-
                                       Board of Education voted unani-                uncertain since the trustees of                 District and at private schools.      family is very thankful to every-
                                                                                                                                      Even with this possibility, par-      one involved with the renewal          tional emphasis were revealed in
                                       mously to approve the school’s                 the Livermore Valley Joint Uni-                                                                                              the process,” he added.
                                       continued operation for another                fied School District denied the                 ent support for the school re-        process and we are so happy our
                                                                                                                                      mained strong. In June the            children can continue their edu-          One of CDE’s recommenda-
                                       five years. The school’s original              charter renewal in January. How-                                                                                             tions is that the Fiscal Crisis and
                                       three-year term ended this sum-                ever, the school has remained                   Choice for Children Education         cation at LVCS.”
                                                                                                                                      Foundation (CCEF), which sup-             Bill Bachelor, president of the    Management Assistance Team
                                       mer.                                           fully enrolled with a waiting list.                                                                                          (FCMAT) continue as a fiscal
                 Photo - Scott Hein        “The five year renewal affirms                 This spring, officials with the             ports LVCS, donated its one-mil-      LCLC Board of Directors, said
                                                                                                                                      lionth dollar to the school.          that the renewal process reaffirms     advisor to LCLC through the
Lime Ridge Navarretia                  our accomplishments. The unani-                CDE Charter Schools Division                                                                                                 coming school year or until an
                                       mous decision is a tremendous                  had directed the Livermore                         “I was thrilled to hear the        that LCLC has made tremendous
                                                                                                                                      news regarding LVCS’ approval,”       strides in its relationship with the   approved fiscal recovery plan is
                                       vote of confidence from the State              Charter Learning Corporation
Endangered                             Board of Education,” said LVCS                 (LCLC), which runs LVCS, to                     said Maggie Lloyd, a parent of        oversight agency, the California                  (See CHARTER, page 4)

Species Thriving
At Lime Ridge
   Lightning has struck twice in
                                                                                                                                                                            Roberts Considers Run
Walnut Creek at Lime Ridge
Open Space, a biodiversity hot
spot of just three square miles
                                                                                                                                                                            For Pleasanton Mayor
that includes roughly 35 rare spe-                                                                                                                                             Filing for the November elec-       hearing negative comments from
cies.                                                                                                                                                                       tion officially got underway           people when it comes to having
   David Gowen, an amateur                                                                                                                                                  Monday.                                more people live in the city. His
botanist associated with the Cali-                                                                                                                                             The filing period will close        concerns include affordable
fornia Native Plant Society, has                                                                                                                                            on August 8, except in districts       housing, the Stoneridge Road
discovered two new plant spe-                                                                                                                                               or cities in which at least one in-    extension (which he favors), a
                                                                                                                                                                            cumbent won't be running. Then         healthy business community, re-
cies never before described by                                                                                                                                              the filing period will be extended
science, near downtown Walnut                                                                                                                                                                                      specting churches, and promot-
                                                                                                                                                                            five days.                             ing youth groups among others
Creek. The discovery is startling                                                                                                                                              Mary Roberts picked up pa-             Neely has served on the Hous-
because the area is easily acces-                                                                                                                                           pers to run for mayor. She says        ing Commission, Parks and Rec-
sible and has been studied by                                                                                                                                               she doesn’t want to see the            reation Commission and Human
botanists for 150 years. Conser-                                                                                                                                            mayor run unopposed. Roberts           Services Commission. He is cur-
vation efforts are underway.                                                                                                                                                stated, “I have the experience         rently a member of the Kottinger
    The exact locations of the new                                                                                                                                          with eight years on the planning       Task Force looking into senior
species are being kept secret to                                                                                                                                            commission. I believe I am a bet-      housing.
protect them.                                                                                                                                                               ter listener and a better negotia-        Neely said his campaign will
   “What a gift that the people                                                                                                                                             tor than the mayor.”                   focus on the theme, “Pleasanton,
of Walnut Creek had the fore-                                                                                                                                                  Roberts is currently a mem-         our hometown: a glorious past, a
sight to protect this area.” said                                                                                                                                           ber of the Tri-Valley Conser-          thriving present, an innovative
Brad Rovanpera, Public Informa-                                                                                                                                             vancy Board of Directors.              future.”
                                                                                                                                                 Photo - Doug Jorgensen
tion Officer for the City of Wal-                                                                                                                                              Incumbent Mayor Jennifer               There are two council seats
                                       Participating in a hands-on arts and crafts project during Art Under the Oaks were (from left)                                       Hosterman also picked up her pa-       open. Matt Sullivan plans to seek
nut Creek, “Walnut Creek voters
approved an open space bond            Inna Ni, Li Ni, Annie Ni and Meghan Kerling.                                                                                         pers.                                  re-election. Cindy McGovern is
measure in 1974 that sought to                                                                                                                                                 In Pleasanton, Howard Neely         undecided.
                                                                                                                                                                            announced plans to run for city           No one had returned papers
preserve these precious lands in
perpetuity.”                           Recycled Water Appropriation Raises Hopes                                                                                            council. He says he is tired of                  (See ELECTION, page 4)
   Representatives of the Cali-
fornia Native Plant Society               The first appropriation of fed-             resents much of Contra Costa                    are involved in the distribution
(CNPS), Save Mount Diablo              eral funds to aid water recycling
                                       under new legislation has been
                                                                                          Miller has been the leading
                                                                                                                                      of the funds this time, their offi-
                                                                                                                                      cials were glad to hear about it,
                                                                                                                                                                            Pleasanton to Ask Supreme Court
            (See SPECIES, page 3)      announced by three Eastbay con-
                                       gressional representatives.
                                                                                      expert on Western water in Con-
                                                                                      gress since the 1970s. The $50
                                                                                                                                      because it points the way to
                                                                                                                                      bright prospects in the future for
                                                                                                                                                                            To Review Reinstatement of Lawsuit
                                                                                                                                                                               Pleasanton will ask for a re-       a petition for review with the Cali-
Kellman Field                             Reps. Jerry McNerney, Ellen
                                       Tauscher and George Miller said
                                                                                      million in the appropriations
                                                                                      bill is a national figure, with $9
                                                                                                                                      the Valley. Developing more re-
                                                                                                                                      cycled water can help reduce the      view of the decision that rein-        fornia Supreme Court.
Rededication                           in a press release that $50 mil-
                                       lion was approved by the House
                                                                                      million of it going to the Bay
                                                                                      Area. Pittsburg, Antioch, Palo
                                                                                                                                      fresh water demand on the envi-
                                                                                                                                      ronmentally sensitive Delta.
                                                                                                                                                                            stated a lawsuit by affordable
                                                                                                                                                                            housing advocates against the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The original lawsuit was dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   missed after a judge ruled that
Scheduled                              Appropriations Committee on                    Alto, Mountain View, Pacifica,
                                                                                      South Santa Clara County, Red-
                                                                                                                                         Livermore public works di-         city.
                                                                                                                                                                               The vote to challenge the de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the statue of limitations had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   lapsed to contest city policies,
                                       July 9. McNerney, a Pleasanton                                                                 rector Dan McIntyre said that
    In conjunction with the Liv-       resident, represents the western               wood City, and San Jose are                     Livermore has no specific             cision was taken in closed ses-        such as the housing cap and
ermore Youth Soccer League, the        part of the Tri-Valley. Tauscher’s             ready to capture the benefit of                 projects delineated right now.        sion prior to Tuesday’s council        growth management.
Livermore Area Recreation and          district includes Livermore.                   the funding.                                    However, in March the city coun-      meeting.                                  However, in June, the Califor-
Park District will rededicate          Miller lives in Martinez, and rep-                 Although no Valley agencies                              (See WATER, page 4)         Specifically, the city will file
Kellman Fields at Independence                                                                                                                                                                                                (See LAWSUIT, page 4)
Park on July 19. The fields are
named for Mike Kellman, who
was 11 years old when he was
killed by a drunk driver on Sept.
                                       Construction to Begin                                                                            Chekhov Play Is A Little Bit About Development
24, 1975.
    Mike, who was killed imme-
                                       On Firehouse Arts Center                                                                                                                                                    By Ron McNicoll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       When Wendy Wisely looked
diately when the drunk driver hit         There were congratulations all              the installation of solar panels.                                                                                            out from the Las Positas College
the car, was riding in a carpool       around following the Pleasanton                The total cost of the project is                                                                                             campus after returning from a
on his way to a soccer game with       City Council’s awarding of a con-              $12.8 million, which includes                                                                                                vacation period, she saw that the
Veronica Dougherty and her son,        tract to build the Firehouse Arts              permits and fees, design services,                                                                                           hills around the campus had
John. The tragedy occurred on          Center.                                        a security system, construction                                                                                              changed. The drama instructor
Mike’s parents’ anniversary and           There will be an official launch            management services, and a $1.5                                                                                              was looking at a sprinkling of
his sister’s 16th birthday. Mike       of the project this Thurs., July 17            million contingency fund. The                                                                                                homes under construction, where
was the only one fatally injured,      at 3:30 p.m. at the firehouse on               city’s share of the cost is just over
though Veronica Dougherty is                                                                                                                                                                                       cattle had grazed a few months
                                       Railroad Avenue.                               $10 million.                                                                                                                 earlier.
now in a wheelchair.                      The center will include a the-                  The Pleasanton Cultural Arts
    LARPD named the soccer area                                                                                                                                                                                        Development was crowding
                                       ater with flexible seating for 240,            Foundation (PCAF) has commit-                                                                                                out agriculture on two sides of
          (See KELLMAN, page 3)        an art gallery, two arts classrooms,           ted to raising the remainder of                                                                                              the campus. Wisely knew the
                                       a grand lobby and offices. There               the funds.                                                                                                                   perfect play to deal with that
VA Plans Mental                        will be an outside reception area.
                                          The contract was awarded to
                                                                                          John Loll, PCAF president,
                                                                                      commented, “This is a very ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   change, a light to shine on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   subject. It is a play that shows
Health Clinic In                       A.W. Thomas Company, Inc. for
                                       $8.4 million. Part of the cost is for
                                                                                      citing moment for all of us.” He
                                                                                                (See FIREHOUSE, page 4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   some people are able to meet
South County                                                                                                                                                                                                       change by working with it to stay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   on the land. Others must leave
    The Veterans Administration                                                                                                                                                                                    the land, because they live in the
plans to build a clinic that fo-
cuses on primary care and men-         Trader Joe's, Safeway                                                                                                                                                       past, and fail to adopt new stan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   dards that would enable them to
tal health somewhere in Hayward
or Fremont. The VA will be con-
tacting realtors and shopping for
                                       Would Not Be Displaced                                                                                                                                                      work out the compromises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   needed to remain there.
                                          The proposed Livermore re-                  calls for a check-in of impacts at                                                                                               The play is Anton Chekhov’s
a property in the next six months
to a year.                             gional theater would not require               1400 units. There have been                                                                                                  “The Cherry Orchard.” There are
    The facility, planned for          the removal of stores such as                  2000 units allocated under                                                                                                   no cherry orchards in the rolling
10,000 square feet, has been on        Trader Joe’s and Safeway.                      growth management. He also                                                                                                   hills of North Livermore near the
the drawing boards for quite              In response to questions raised             noted that housing would be                                                                                                  Las Positas campus. However,
awhile. It is not the one previ-       at the public forum, Marc Rob-                 built whether or not the regional                                                                                            their stand-ins are the miles of
ously discussed as a replacement       erts, community development di-                theater were to go forward.                                                                                                  pasture, and the dark green rows
for Livermore VA hospital out-         rector for the city, said the city                Vice Mayor John Marchand                                                                                                  of grapevines that climb the
patient clinic facilities.             wants to retain shopping oppor-                pointed out that there is a 25 to                                                                                            golden hills.
    The future clinic designed to      tunities in the downtown. The                  30 year window to build out the                                                                                                  Chekhov, one of the world’s
replace Livermore would be lo-         city is looking at amending the                specific plan. Most shopping                                                                                                 great dramatists, wrote the play
cated in Alameda or Contra Costa       Downtown Specific Plan to in-                  centers have only a projected 20                                                                                             in 1903. It was a time of social
counties. It would be a “multi-        crease the amount of commercial                to 40 year life-span.                                                                                                        unrest in Russia. Anarchists and
specialty clinic,” and would to-       development in the area.                          Many of Livermore’s centers                                                                                               socialists were agitating with the
tal 40,000 square feet, according         “People can expect to see more              are older than the normal life-
                                       mixed use in the downtown.                                                                                                                      Photo - Doug Jorgensen      growing number of industrial
to VA spokeswoman Kerri                                                               span.                                           Aristocratic brother and sister are played by Livermore                      workers. It was only 14 years be-
Childress. The earliest that the       Housing would be built on top of                  Councilmember Marj Leider
                                       stores such as Trader Joe’s,” Rob-                                                             residents Tom Darter and Kathi Hileman pictured with her                     fore the Bolsheviks would over-
clinic could open would be in                                                         said she had read a story in the
2015, “if everything goes per-         erts commented. The specific plan                         (See REGIONAL, page 4)               daughter, Anya.                                                                       (See CHEKHOV, page 12)
fectly,” including congressional
funding cycles, she said.
                                                                                                                                                                                    PET OF THE WEEK
    Meanwhile, the nursing facil-
ity and outpatient clinic at Liv-
ermore VA will remain in place.
                                                                        Inside                                                                                                      Sahara the cat is nothing like the unfriendly landscape
                                                                                                                                                                                    she is named after. She is sociable and pleasant with
The VA plans to lease out the Liv-      Art & Entertainment............8, 11          Roundup..................................3                                                    people, and loves to snuggle up on the sofa. She is
ermore facility. However, noth-                                                                                                                                                     still young (about 1 year) and already had a litter of
ing has been started on that path,      Bulletin Board......................7         Short Notes.............................2
                                                                                                                                                                                    kittens! now she is spayed, and happily so. To visit
and won’t be, until the replace-        Classifieds...........................9       Sports......................................6                                                 with Sahara, come to Valley Humane Society’s Kitty
ment facilities are clearly at hand.
    “There is no way we can look        Editorial.................................4   Obituaries................................5                                                   City, 3670 Nevada Street in Pleasanton. VHS is open
at legitimate (leasing) proposals,                                                                                                                                                  Tues-Sat from 11AM to 5PM. Visit the web site
                                                                                      Open Homes.....................On-line
                                                                                                                                                                           or call 426-8656 for more info.
                   (See VA, page 3)
PAGE 2 - The Independent, JULY 17, 2008

Silly Stories                                                                                                                          and cook Jewish food from various
                                                                                                                                       countries and times in history. The
                                                                                                                                                                                     Summer Picnic to be held on Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                     July 27, from 11 am to 3 pm. There will    Youth Court Volunteers
     The Livermore Public Library will                                                                                                 coming year will concentrate on Jews          be music, food, games and crafts for           High school summer volunteers are
present ventriloquism & silly stories                                                                                                  in America with attention to the fight        children.                                  needed for Tri-Valley Youth Court
with Randel McGee & Groark the                                                                                                         for civil rights in colonial times, the           The event will take place at Emerald   (TVYC) to serve as Jurors and Advo-
Dragon on July 23 as part of the library’s                                                                                             westward movement, the labor move-            Glen Park in Dublin at the group picnic    cates.
Summer Reading Game, “Catch the                                                                                                        ment and the flowering of Jewish cul-         area off of Camino Tassajara and               TVYC meets the first Tuesday
Reading Bug @ Your Library.”                                                                                                           ture in America. Students also engage         Glynnis Rose.                              evening of each month at the Gale/
     Randel McGee is a seasoned story-                                                                                                 in community service and discuss ethi-            Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for     Schenone courthouse in Pleasanton
telling performer who entertains chil-                                                                                                 cal issues.                                   children 5-13 and free for those under     from 5:30 - 7:45 pm. For more infor-
dren and adults alike with his lively                                                                                                      Tri-Valley Cultural Jews offers non-      five. Tickets are available only in ad-    mation, visit our website at
tales, quick sense of humor, and                                                                                                       religious Jewish holiday celebrations         vance and may be purchased at the or call
thoughtful insights. McGee’s partner                                                                                                   and educational programs for adults, as       following locations: India Spice House     Tonya at (925) 337-7175.
in fun is Groark, a lovable, mischie-                                                                                                  well as children. It is an affiliate of the   (6715 Dublin Blvd., Dublin); New               Vineyards Estate Grown wine for
vous, guitar-playing dragon. The in-                                                                                                   Congress of Secular Jewish Organiza-          India Bazaar (4552 Dublin Blvd. Dub-       only $29 (plus tax and gratuity). The
ternationally-renowned comedy duo                                                                                                      tions and the Coalition of Bay Area           lin); Laxmi Grocers (953 Bluebell Dr.,     Children’s Package for kids 12 and
have been performing together for                                                                                                      Cultural Jews.                                Livermore); and Kamal Spices (6700         under includes a beverage, choice of
over 27 years, and have been immor-                                                                                                        To register for Jewish Culture School     Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton).               two entrees, and a sundae for only $15
talized on CD, DVD and of course, You                                                                                                  or obtain more information about                  Ticket sales end on July 20.           (plus tax and gratuity). The Restaurant
Tube.                                                                                                                                  TVCJ, please call (925) 485-1049 or e-            For further information, contact       opens at 5pm. Venue seating and out-
     Randel McGee & Groark will ap-                                                                                                    mail       door café open at 6:30pm. Movie be-
pear Wednesday, July 23 at the Liver-                                                                                                                                                or call Vijay at (925) 234-3373 or         gins at twilight. A suggested donation
more Public Library’s Rincon branch,                                                                                                                                                                                            of $9 for adults and $5 for children (12
725 Rincon Avenue. The free perfor-                                                                                                    Historic Garage Open                          Sandi at (925) 200-9540
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and under). Purchase tickets by calling
mance will begin at 2:30pm.                                                                                                                The 1915 Duarte Garage located on                                                    the Wente Vineyards box office at
     The Livermore Public Library’s                                                                                                    the old “Lincoln Highway” will be             Ice Cream Social                           (925) 456-2400 or online at
“Catch the Reading Bug @ Your Li-                                                                                                      open on Sunday, July 20, from 10am                The City of San Ramon and the San; 5050 Arroyo
brary” Summer Reading Game is a free                                                                                                   – 2 pm. The garage is located on the          Ramon Historic Foundation is hosting       Rd., Livermore.
program for all young people and their                                                                                                 corner of Portola and L Streets in            its annual Old-Fashioned Ice Cream
families. The Summer Reading Game                                                                       Photo - Doug Jorgensen         Livermore.                                    Social on Friday, July 18 from 6:00 to     Pakistan Culture
ends August 16, 2008. Click on the            The annual "Ribs and Rims" event at Cornerstone Church                                       The Lincoln Highway was the first         8pm at Forest Home Farms, 19953 San
Summer Reading Game link from the                                                                                                      Transcontinental Highway in the United                                                       Moazzam Sheikh, author of “The
                                                                                                                                                                                     Ramon Valley Boulevard.
Livermore Public Library’s web site           included hot rods, rock and roll and barbecued ribs.                                     States, stretching 3,389 miles from               Live entertainment will feature the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Idol Lover and Other Stories of Paki- or call                                                                                                 New York to San Francisco.                                                               stan,” will present a slide show and talk
                                                                                                                                                                                     Hot Rods playing rocking hits from the     about the culture of Pakistan at the
373-5504 for more information.                                                                                                             Displays in the garage include a 10       1950’s. The Tri-Valley Chevy Classic
                                                                                                                                       Ft. long Lincoln Highway wall map,                                                       Pleasanton Public Library on Sunday,
                                              day, July 21, offering a behind-the-        production courses. Seats are still avail-                                                 Club will display restored 1955-1957       July 20, at 2pm.
                                                                                                                                       collection of Old California license
Guide Dog Graduate                            scenes look at student-driven newspa-       able for the fall semester, and everyone
                                                                                          is encouraged to enroll. Visit               plates, old photos, 1920’s office equip-
                                                                                                                                                                                     Chevys. In addition, there will be
                                                                                                                                                                                     children’s crafts and games, sheep dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sheikh will also read from his new
    Laura Millar of Livermore gradu-          per, magazine and radio production.                                                      ment and shop area that includes a                                                       book “The Idol Lover and Other Sto-
                                                  The program will be hosted by LPC or the LPC cam-                                                      demonstrations, tractor rides, tours of    ries of Pakistan.” Sheikh is the author
ated recently with a Yellow Labrador/                                                     pus: 3033 Campus Hill Drive, Liver-          grease pit. In addition there are 3 vin-      the farm and of course, free ice cream.
Golden Retriever Cross Breed Guide            Instructor Nolan O'Brien and the stu-                                                    tage fire trucks - Ford Model “T” (just                                                  of “Stories of Intizar Husain” and has
                                              dents currently enrolled in Introduc-       more.                                                                                          Cost at the gate is $5.00. For more    edited a collection of stories, “A Letter
Dog named Merica at her side. The duo                                                                                                  won 2nd place in the Livermore Rodeo          information, call Forest Home Farms at
completed a month of intensive train-         tion to Mass Communications. The                                                         Parade!), 1920 Seagrave and a restored                                                   from India: contemporary Pakistani
                                              panel of media managers will field                                                                                                     (925) 973-3284.
ing at Guide Dogs for the Blind in San
                                              questions from both students in class
                                                                                          Jewish Culture School                        1944 Mack.                                                                               Short Stories”. The Lahore-born Sheikh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                teaches at the City College of San
Rafael. Graduation took place on Sat-                                                         Registration is now open for Jewish          The Lincoln Highway Book, “The
urday, June 21, 2008 at the 11-acre           and from listeners chatting on-line at                                                   Great American Road Trip," by au-             New Location                               Francisco. He is a librarian at the San
                                                            Culture School, a non-religious Jewish                                                                                                Francisco Public Library. He is a found-
campus, located 20 miles north of San                                                     Sunday School sponsored by the Tri-          thors, Michael Wallis and Michael                 Vino Cellars and Accesssories has
Francisco.                                        "We're blessed to have a very tal-                                                   Williamson will be available for pur-                                                    ing member of the web site Another
                                              ented team of student leaders already in    Valley Cultural Jews. Jewish Culture                                                       moved to a new location.                   Subcontinent, an online journal and
    Laura is earning her master’s de-                                                     Schools meets two Sundays a month            chase. The Livermore Heritage Guild               The new showroom location is 2241
gree in public health at San Francisco        place for the fall semester," O'Brien                                                    operates the Duarte Garage. No charges                                                   discussion forum.
                                              said. "They've been meeting this sum-       and is open to students from 5 - 13.                                                       First St., downtown Livermore. For
State University and is currently work-                                                   Students from nontraditional and             for admission, donations are appreci-         information, call 447-8000 or go to             The program is free and open to all.
ing on her thesis. She has an eight-          mer to plan for the live broadcasts and                                                  ated. For more information call (925)                                                    No registration required. For informa-
                                              publications when production classes        mixed-culture families are welcome.                                                                    tion, call Penny Johnson, 931-3405.
month-old son, Aiden, and enjoys the                                                          The school concentrates on a sense       443-9740.
outdoors. “I have Retinitis Pigmentosa        resume in the fall"
                                                  Panel members Alton Richardson,         of community based on family, his-
(tunnel vision) and people get so con-                                                    tory, culture and progressive social
fused because it is clear that I can see      editor in chief of Naked magazine
                                                                                          action. In a hands-on interactive cur-       Summer Picnic
something. I would love to educate            Cassie Kolinas, editor in chief of the                                                       The Tri-Valley Indian Association
                                              Express newspaper Caitlyn Durkin,           riculum, students learn songs in He-
people that being legally blind does not                                                  brew, Yiddish and English, folk dance,       is inviting the public to attend the 2008
mean you can’t have some vision and           station manager of Radio Las Positas
that Merica does help me to travel                The live broadcast will begin at 11
safely,” said Millar.                         a.m. Monday, July 21, and can be
      During the course of training,          heard on and in
skilled Guide Dogs and their new part-        the College Radio Stations radio cat-
ners learn to negotiate stairways, eleva-     egory of iTunes. Downloadable
tors, overhead obstacles, crowded side-       podcasts will be made available at
walks and busy streets. The dogs are Questions for the
trained to avoid distractions and dis-        panel can be communicated in real time
obey commands to cross a street if            via the AOL Instant Messenger link on
traffic is approaching.             
    Guide Dogs for the Blind has pro-             Editorial control of LPC's student
duced more than 10,000 trained guides         magazine, newspaper and radio station
for graduates across the United States        is restricted to students enrolled in the
and Canada since 1942. There are              college's Mass Communications media
currently more than 2,000 people with
vision loss enjoying the comfort, com-
panionship and safety of these excep-
tional dogs.
    Guide Dogs for the Blind is a non-
profit organization supported entirely
by private, charitable donations and
the time and talents of dedicated staff
members, puppy raisers and other vol-
unteers working together toward a
common mission. For more informa-
tion, contact Guide Dogs for the Blind
via        the        internet         at
www.guidedogs.comand/or toll-free at
(800) 295-4050.

Nature Program
     The Livermore Area Recreation
and Park District ranger staff offers
programs during the month.
     The topic for Sat., July 19 is "Every-
body Poops."
     Meet Ranger Amy Wolitzer at 10
a.m. at the Wetmore Road entrance to
Sycamore Grove Park. For rangers and
other nature lovers those smelly little
piles tell us who’s been walking the
trails after dark. Join Amy on a one- to
two-mile walk as participants see who’s
been doing “their business” in Sy-
camore Grove Park. Walking will be on
dirt trails, so no strollers, please.
     The parks require a $3 parking fee,
plus the park district requests a $2
donation per person to help support the
programs. Those interested in partici-
pating may call 925-960-2400 for more

LPC Student Broadcast
    Student leaders of Las Positas Col-
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  VALLEY ROUNDUP                                                                                               SPECIES
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                                                                                                               (SMD), the Walnut Creek Open           two new species in the same gen-           Adam went on to say that it’s
                                                                                                               Space Foundation (WCOSF), the          eral location is a miracle. This       incredible that there are still un-
  Health Care Luncheon Topic                            will be held at the event.
                                                                                                               City of Walnut Creek (city), and       same three square mile area has        explored areas so close to an ur-
      Health care trend expert Wright Lassiter III         For more information regarding the chili
                                                        cook-off and barbecue, call Chris Gray at 510-         U.C. Berkeley’s Jepson Herbarium       more than thirty other rare plant      ban area, with eight million
  will tell attendees at the Livermore Chamber
  July 24th Wine Country luncheon how health            714-6967.                                              (Jepson Herbarium), announced          and animal species.”                   people within an hour’s drive.
  care trends will change the future of businesses                                                             the discovery of the two new               “It grows in open sun,” said       “This is one of the most exciting
  and individuals.                                      Murder Investigation                                   plants. They are described as two      Gowen. “It seems like it can’t take    discoveries of my life, right up
      The Wine Country Luncheon will be held at            Livermore Police have arrested Aaron Biag           pretty and related wildflowers in      much competition, so it appears        there with the rediscovery of the
  the Martinelli Center, 3885 Greenville Rd., Liv-      Capili of Tracy on suspicion of murder.                the phlox family that resemble         that it could easily be forced out     Mt. Diablo buckwheat and pos-
  ermore. This is the second in the series of sum-         The police received a 911 call regarding a          star shaped flower-studded pin         by exotics. Last year was really       sible sightings of the Ivory-billed
  mer luncheons featuring experts on some of the        male victim who had been assaulted in the park-        cushions.                              poor; there were fewer plants          woodpeckers,” he said, referring
  major issues impacting our lives. Wright Lassiter     ing lot of FormFactor (7545 Longard Rd., Liver-             The plants, the Lime Ridge        than this year. Over five years        to a plant long thought extinct and
  III is the CEO of the Alameda County Medical          more). Officers and medical personnel arrived          Navarretia (Navarretia gowenii)        there just haven’t been many           considered the ‘Holy Grail’ of East
  Center.                                               and found the victim deceased in the parking           and the Lime Ridge Woollystar          plants. They live in four small        Bay botanists until its 2005 redis-
      The luncheo,n held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00        lot.                                                   (Eriastrum sp. nov.) survived a        spots, each area having 50-100         covery just after the bird, also
  p.m., will also showcase food and wine. Space            Officers learned that the victim’s death oc-        hundred years of quarrying and         plants. Put it in perspective, in      thought extinct, was sighted.
  is limited and advance reservations are required.     curred during an altercation with another per-         other activities until their habitat   other parts of the state there might        “I think it looks like a Dr.
       For further information or to make reserva-      son.                                                   was protected as the cities of         be acres and acres of Navarretias.     Seuss plant—a thin stalk topped
  tions call the Chamber at (925) 447 1606.                                                                    Walnut Creek and Concord’s             Here in the worst year there might     with a green puffball, studded
                                                        Corrections                                            jointly owned Lime Ridge Open          be 150 plants total and in the best    with star shaped, purple spotted
  Chili Cook-Off and BBQ                                   The Army band pictured on the front page of
                                                        the July 10 edition of the Independent is the          Space. Both have been confirmed        year there are fewer than a thou-      flowers,” said Adams, “or a green
     Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty                                                                  as new species by genetic and          sand.”                                 snowflake Christmas tree orna-
  will host his 12th annual barbecue and chili          “91st Division Band,” not the “1st Division
                                                        Band” as indicated.                                    other testing. Both are critically        “These two new species were         ment.”
  cook-off on July 25 at the Alameda County Fair-                                                              and globally endangered given          hiding right under our noses,”             “These discoveries may be
  grounds in Pleasanton.
     Among the confirmed cook-off participants             The story, “New API Report Lists Statewide,         tiny habitats and small numbers.       said Seth Adams, Director of           just the tip of the iceberg,” said
  are local police and firefighters.                    Similar School Rankings” incorrectly stated that           “This isn’t in some foreign        Land Programs for Save Mount           Ron Brown, Executive Director of
     The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.        Joe Michell Elementary School is in Program            country or in the boonies,” said       Diablo, a conservation organiza-       Save Mount Diablo. “Mt. Diablo
  starting with a social hour. Dinner will include      Improvement (PI). Marilyn Avenue and Portola           David Gowen, both plants’ dis-         tion that helped to create Lime        harbors one of the healthiest and
  steak, chicken, garlic bread, corn, salad, and        Elementary Schools are in PI.                          coverer. “It’s the heart of an ur-     Ridge Open Space. “Mt. Diablo          most important ecosystems in the
  dessert. Soft drinks, beer and wine are included                                                             banized environment where many         and Lime Ridge are an incredible       San Francisco Bay Area. “It’s the
  with the price. The Mango Kings will provide              A letter written by Valerie Raymond and pub-       famous botanists have worked.          gold mine for an enormous num-         crown jewel of the East Bay. The
  entertainment.                                        lished in last week’s Independent stated that she      It was a surprise that the plants      ber of rare plant species. This is     discoveries underscore the need
     Tickets are $25 per person, $10 for seniors        lived in Pleasanton. Valerie is a Livermore resi-      had been missed. We still have a       a very big deal, not just one but      to conserve and buffer the
  and children under 12 years of ago. All tickets       dent.                                                  lot to learn right here in our own     two new species in a tiny area on      mountain’s biological richness,”
                                                                                                               backyard. Discovering one new          the edge of development.”              he concluded.
                                                                                                               plant is incredible; that there are
VA                                                                                                                                                    KELLMAN
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because we have no time frame,”
said Childress.
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                                                                                                                                                      Kellman Fields to honor Mike’s         tournament at Kellman Fields.
    The south county facility
with mental health care is de-
signed to meet the needs of all
                                                      For Major NASCAR Race                                                                           memory and warn against the
                                                                                                                                                      dangers of drunk driving. A sign
                                                                                                                                                      has been in place at Indepen-
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mike’s brother, Russ, and his
                                                                                                                                                                                             family, who still live in Liver-
                                                                                                                                                                                             more, will attend the rededicat-
veterans, as are all VA facilities.       The Altamont Motorsports        sentatives of the ownership said                                            dence Park. However, time and          ion along with their parents and
                                                                                                               the noise levels, as they apply to                                            other members of the Kellman
However, the need for mental          Park won approval for staging       the county has been judging any                                             weather have worn it into disre-
                                                                                                               each car, would be valuable to         pair. The soccer league has paid       family and the Dougherty fam-
health facilities has increased       its first Super NASCAR event,       noise violations as the collective   have for the EIR. Therefore, the
dramatically during the Iraq war.     which will be held Sept. 13.                                                                                    to produce a new plaque, which         ily. Russ Kellman also played
                                                                          noise from all cars. However, the    Super NASCAR race not only                                                    soccer for the LYSL and currently
Childress said that she heard a           Alameda County Supervisors                                                                                  will be mounted on a rock and
                                                                          ownership said that the March        will entertain racing fans, but also   put on display at the park.            coaches a team for participants
talk by VA Secretary James Peake,     voted 3-0 at their meeting July     permit conditions limit the noise
which illustrated the tremendous                                                                               will serve as a data collection de-       The new plaque will be un-          under the age of 9.
                                      8 to reverse a planning commis-     from each car to 86 decibels in      vice for the county’s future deci-     veiled at a rededication at 10 a.m.        The Kellman family hopes the
impact that combat in the war has
had on the VA’s mental health         sion decision, which held firm      the pit and 83 decibels at the       sion on the permanent zoning           Saturday, July 19, at Indepen-         plaque will send out a positive
care system.                          to the current conditional use      fence.                               request.                               dence Park, 2798 Holmes St.,           message to the community along
    Peake is a veteran of the Viet-   permit’s ban on night racing and       The county is judging the            The track’s neighbors said at       Livermore. The event will be held      with a reminder to not drink and
nam War. He noted that only one       excessive noise levels. Supervi-    noise by the wrong standards,                                               in between games of a jamboree         drive.
                                                                                                               the supervisors’ hearing that
in ten of the troops in the Viet-     sors Keith Carson and Gail Steele   they said. This is an important      noise levels should not be ex-
nam War saw combat. In Iraq, one      were absent.                        point, because the ownership has     ceeded. Night racing should not
in two Marine and Army soldiers           Supervisors saw creation of     applied for permanent zoning for
have seen combat. Some 80 per-                                                                                 be allowed, even for one day. The
                                      the one-day exception to the use    the track. An EIR is underway.       conditions set by supervisors in
cent of them have seen two or         permit as the best way to deal         Supervisors agreed that ob-
more tours of duty. It has put tre-                                                                            March have helped make living
                                      with a new point raised by track    taining more information about       with the track tolerable, they said.
mendous strain on them, said
Childress.                            ownership about noise. Repre-
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 EDITORIALS                                                                                                                    ‘Green Drinks’ Is A Potion
  ArtWalk, Bothwell Join Forces
     It looked for awhile as if Livermore’s popular down-
                                                                                                                              For Sustainable Businesses
                                                                                                        By Ron McNicoll                        someone like the coordinator of        ganization, which got its name        chance to pique their interest in
  town ArtWalk would become a victim of its own suc-                                                        With Green Drinks Tri-Valley       the Bay Area Green Business Pro-       from its beginnings in a London       what they may be able to do. It is
  cess.                                                                                                 business owners can find out how       gram to be heard from behind a         pub in 1989. People at one table      aimed at the small business per-
                                                                                                        to make their businesses greener.      podium. However, she was glad          at that pub were talking about        son. We welcome large and me-
     As the walk grew, it required more time than its or-                                               Instead of hearing a guest speaker     to carry on her work in this new,      green business. So was a group        dium groups. We had someone
  ganizers, the Livermore Valley Artists Guild (LVAG),                                                  in an office conference room, or       casual way, said Livermore Green       at a nearby table, who overheard      from Roche pharmaceuticals,”
  were able to give, forcing them to put the event on hold.                                             at a restaurant luncheon, Green        Drinks founder Steve Melgoza.          them. The two groups put their        said Melgoza.
     “I never planned to do another ArtWalk — it takes                                                  Drinks people meet after work in           The monthly meetings are           tables together, and a worldwide          Melgoza operates a wholesale
                                                                                                        the more relaxed atmosphere of         from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on         movement was born.                    firm, which provides custom-
  one heck of a lot of work,” said Linda Ryan, ArtWalk                                                  a tavern or pub.                       the second Tuesday of the month.           The movement has been             made silk screen T-shirts, sweat
  founder/manager.                                                                                          In the Tri-Valley, the location    Usually they are on the back pa-       snowballing rapidly in the past       shirts, tank tops, embroidered
     Happily, the Bothwell Arts Center has stepped forth                                                is the Livermore Alehouse, which       tio at the alehouse, although the      several years. Just last year, the    hats and other apparel. All the de-
  to rescue the event. Bothwell — which is connected                                                    is on First Street. The big attrac-    July heat drove the group into         nations that joined included          signs on apparel are created in
                                                                                                        tion isn’t the access to beer, since   an air-conditioned room.               France, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan,       silk screen using non-toxic inks.
  with the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center                                                      sandwiches and non-alcoholic               The first meeting on May           Singapore, China, Mexico and          The materials are organically
  (LVPAC) — has become a fine little arts group of its                                                  beverages are also available. The      drew 15 people from the Tri-Val-       Brazil. So far the biggest meet-      raised. Much of it is organically
  own, providing facilities for local artists. Needing an                                               keys are the after-work hours and      ley and a little beyond. They in-      ing has been in Melbourne, Aus-       grown cotton.
  additional fund-raiser, Bothwell is taking over the                                                   the casual atmosphere that en-         cluded realtors, investment ana-       tralia. It was attended by 1800           The business, Goza Gear, is
                                                                                                        ables people to feel freer to talk     lysts, construction contractors,       people. A holiday Green Drinks        certified in the Alameda County
  ArtWalk. Linda Ryan will remain at the helm, but this                                                 to one another across the table.       and a chocolate factory represen-      in New York City drew 900             Green Business Program. “We
  time with the help she needs. Through its LVPAC con-                                                      At the get-togethers, people       tative. Some already have green-       people.                               operate ecologically. We
  nection, Bothwell will bring a wealth of resources in                                                 swap e-mail addresses and phone        certified businesses; others want          Big numbers are not on            changed to energy efficient
  the way of marketing, fund-raising and volunteer help.                                                numbers to pursue topics later.        to learn what it’s all about. E-mail   Melgoza’s mind, though. He’ll         flourescents. We filter water
                                                                                                        They also have the opportunity         and word of mouth brought them         be happy if more local merchants      through a filtration system before
     ArtWalk survives, much strengthened. Bothwell                                                      to meet green business experts,        there, just as it has throughout       take up the sustainable business      it goes down a drain. We watch
  gains a great fund-raiser. This is one of those mergers                                               who hand out brochures and an-         the world in 300 cities.               approach. “We chose downtown          our waste stream, and recycle as
  where it can be truthfully said: everyone wins.                                                       swer questions.                            The Livermore group is a           (Livermore) to offer businesses a     much as possible,” said Melgoza.
                                                                                                            Normally, one would expect         chapter of the international or-
  When Transit Works
     City of Pleasanton has expanded the downtown route
  of its paratransit service, adding stops at Wal-Mart, Ston-
                                                                                                                         Process Starts For Purchasing Land
  eridge Shopping Center, ValleyCare Medical Center and
  Kaiser Permanente.                                                                                                       For Livermore BART Extension
     In January, the city launched a pilot downtown route.                                                  The drop in housing and prop-      B, the Alameda County Trans-           through,” he said.                    would be along the part of the
  The line has exceeded expectations, with ridership                                                    erty prices caused by the mort-        portation Improvement Author-              Generally, the acquisition will   BART route that would not be
                                                                                                        gage payments crisis has a silver      ity measure approved by voters         mean just taking slivers of land.     affected by that decision, said
  climbing from 527 in the first quarter to 846 in the sec-                                             lining for advocates of the Liv-       in 2000.                               BART already owns the sites for       Fay.
  ond.                                                                                                  ermore BART extension.                     It will take six months to com-    the two proposed stations, one at        The EIR that CMA will be
     The riders are full of praise. “I love the downtown                                                    With property values down, or      plete an EIR before land pur-          Isabel Avenue, and the other at       conducting for the state is rela-
  route,” said Sue Schnite, a resident at Ridgeview Com-                                                at least not escalating, it’s a good   chases can begin. After that the       Greenville Road.                      tively simple, said Fay. However,
                                                                                                        time to buy land for the BART          property acquisition will prob-            The CMA is acting in partner-     BART has a more complicated,
  mons. “For just $1.25, I have the freedom and conve-                                                  extension right of way down the        ably take about five years, said       ship with BART in undertaking         separate, programmatic EIR,
  nience of travel right at my doorstep.”                                                               Interstate 580 median, said Den-       Fay. “You have to negotiate with       the land acquisition. However,        “whose purpose is to decide, once
     And the drivers are great; Sue Schnite said they are                                               nis Fay, executive director of the     the land owner, who sometimes          BART has its own EIR to com-          and for all, is it in the 580 corri-
  “a big part of what makes this a fabulous program.”                                                   Alameda County Congestion              is a willing seller, and sometimes     plete on the extension itself. That   dor, or off toward Isabel and
                                                                                                        Management Authority (CMA).            is not,” said Fay.                     is expected to take longer.           Stanley,” said Fay.
     Pleasanton is showing that if you make the rides con-                                                  Fay credited County Supervi-           Asked whether the passage of           Also, no decision has been           “We’ll be six months to a year
  venient, and if the service is affordable, with friendly                                              sor Scott Haggerty for lobbying        Proposition 99, which affects          made on the exact route for the       ahead of BART’s EIR. So if we
  considerate drivers, transit works.                                                                   to obtain $110 million in Bay          property condemnation of single        extension. It may be possible that    find common land, BART still
     The expansion of the downtown route is good news.                                                  Bridge toll money, which was           family homes, Fay said there           the BART route would go along         would have to go down the free-
                                                                                                        authorized for transportation im-      likely is little such occupied         Stanley Boulevard in Livermore        way for a mile or two. We would
  May paratransit continue to grow.                                                                     provements by regional measures        property in the right of way. How-     over to the Dublin/Pleasanton         not go beyond that, until after
                                                                                                        approved by voters. Another $8.7       ever, where there is, Prop. 99 “just   BART station. However, any            BART makes a decision,” said
                                                                                                        million will come from Measure         sets up a few more hoops to go         property to be acquired by CMA        Fay. “This will jump-start (the

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                                                                                                        cil set its priorities for the next
                                                                                                        two years. In the second tier is a
                                                                                                                                               ment of Interior and the Energy
                                                                                                                                               Department, he said. Further, the
                                                                                                                                                                                      painted purple, for recycled wa-
                                                                                                                                                                                      ter distribution. The water has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vices District (DSRSD), general
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            manager Bert Michalczyk said
implemented. About a year ago,                                                                          goal to provide recycled water         funding covers only 25 percent         tertiary treatment, and is consid-    that his district might become
                                                     January, at the same time that it                  for irrigation for new agriculture     of a project, so Livermore, like
the CDE raised concerns about                        reviewed the LVCS renewal.                                                                                                       ered safe, but not for drinking.      active in applying for a grant in
LCLC’s heavy loan balances and                                                                          in North Livermore. Nothing            all agencies, would have to look           Livermore Vice Mayor John         a year or two, in order to expand
                                                     LCLC has appealed the petition                     would happen overnight about           around for funding for the other
projected negative balance                           to the Alameda County Board of                                                                                                   Marchand said that the more re-       its recycled water project. The
sheet. CDE directed the corpora-                                                                        any future recycled water grant        75 percent, said McIntyre.             cycled water that Livermore can       project is called DERWA, and is
                                                     Education, which will conduct a                    for Livermore.                             Livermore’s wastewater treat-
tion to engage the services of                       review at a public hearing next                                                                                                  sell to customers, the less it will   operated jointly with East Bay
FCMAT to aid in fiscal recovery.                                                                            Some of the projects an-           ment plant provided 303 million        have to pump over to the              Municipal Utilities District. Its
                                                     month.                                             nounced last week for funding          gallons of recycled water in 2007
   In the analysis presented at the                      Other top priorities include                                                                                                 LAVWMA wastewater treatment           customers use the water for land-
meeting, CDE staff reported,                                                                            were prepared in 1999, said            to 62 irrigation customers in          discharge line. The line goes to a    scape irrigation. DSRSD has re-
                                                     hiring a new executive director                    McIntyre.                              north Livermore. Some of it was
“LVCS has made significant                           and developing a long-term so-                                                                                                   Bayside discharge location. The       ceived past federal and state
progress towards ensuring con-                                                                              However, the law written by        for landscape irrigation, and          water is sent there to prevent its    grants in the building of the
                                                     lution to meet the LVCS’s facil-                   Miller, which was signed May 8         some for fire suppression water
tinuing fiscal viability of the                      ity needs. Batchelor said that the                                                                                               high salt content from adding to      project, but it might be ready in
school by adopting a new Finan-                                                                         by President Bush, amends an ex-       sprinklers in buildings. The area      minerals in the Valley’s under-       several years for an expansion,
                                                     Sonoma site, as it is currently situ-              isting law, so that it speeds up       in North Livermore has a spe-
cial Operations Manual and                           ated, is inadequate to accommo-                                                                                                  ground water table.                   said Michalczyk.
implementing new internal con-                                                                          the review process in the Depart-      cially plumbed pipe system,                At Dublin San Ramon Ser-
                                                     date LVCS student population at
trol procedures.”                                    its full capacity of 932 students.
   Bachelor and the rest of the
LCLC leadership are now shift-
                                                     The school’s population will be
                                                     885 in the coming school year.
                                                                                                        Bankhead Theater 'Dramatically Successful' in First Year
ing their attention towards com-                         “Short term solutions at the                       Economic development in            construction of the I-580/Isabel          According to Fish and Wild-        held by EBRPD of approxi-
pleting the approval process for                     Sonoma site can be found. How-                     Livermore has some bright spots,       interchange and the El Charro          life “biological opinion,” 50         mately 20 percent of the current
the Livermore Valley Charter                         ever, in the long-term, alternative                according to economic develop-         development.                           acres of off-site habitat would be    appraised fair market value of
Preparatory (LVCP) high school.                      locations and facilities will be                   ment director Rob White.                  The city will be responsible        required. The city must create a      $8000 per acre. The deposit
Bachelor says they still plan to                     necessary. Recent lease negotia-                       White was reporting to the         for funding the acquisition, res-      .43 acre wetland within the 50-       would be $500,000 for the inter-
open the school, which will serve                    tions with LVJUSD have also fur-                   city council. One bright spot has      toration and endowments for on-        acre mitigation property. The         change and $1.5 million for the
grades 9-12, in the fall of 2009.                    ther emphasized our need for a                     been the success of the Bankhead       going management and monitor-          mitigation acreage for the El         specific plan. EBRPD will use
   The Livermore School Board                        long term solution,” he added.                     Theater, he stated.                    ing; EBRPD will acquire the            Charro area is 150 acres.             the money to purchase land
rejected the LVCP petition in                                                                               “We didn’t think there would       lands. The city will hold a per-          The city is to deposit acquisi-    within 24 months after construc-
                                                                                                        be so many performances the first      manent conservation easement           tion funds into an escrow account     tion starts on the projects.
                                                                                                        year. The projection was for 100.      over the lands.
                                                                                                        By the end of the first year, there
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                                                                                                        will be 204 and 53 rehearsal
                                                                                                        dates at the theater. “It has been
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by the close of busienss Tuesday.                    teachers and members of the                        dramatically successful,” stated       SF Chronicle recently talking          that there would be less than $10     the nonprofit proposing to build
    For the two seats on the Liv-                    community. Grant said that his                     White. He noted that a wide            about why some infill redevel-         million in new dollars available      the regional theater.)
ermore Area Recreation and Park                      backers felt that his experience,                  range of events have taken place       opment projects were not work-         for other redevelopment                  Wayne also questioned the
District board, incumbent Steve                      both on the board, and as a Kai-                   ranging from science programs          ing. One in Windsor had no shop-       projects. She felt that building      need for a 1900 seat theater. He
Goodman picked up papers. The                        ser Permanente financial plan-                     presented by the Lawrence Liv-         ping or jobs; residents have to        many smaller projects could have      pointed out that many Broadway
other incumbent, Beth Wilson                         ning official, will continue to                    ermore National Laboratory to          drive everywhere. Santana Row          a positive impact on the down-        theaters do well with 1000 to
has said she will run.                               help the district during these                     musical theater.                       in San Jose is not near transpor-      town.                                 1400 seats. He wanted to know
    Livermore school board in-                       tough times with the state bud-                        Another highlight, according       tation. “We have both in con-              Brett Wayne stated that he was    the numbers behind the assump-
cumbent Tom McLaughlin and                           get.                                               to White is the potential inclu-       junction with housing in the           happy to see that the city is look-   tion that the theater has to have
former Livermore-Pleasanton                              Further, as a founding mem-                    sion of Livermore in a public tele-    downtown,” declared Leider. “It        ing at the Livermore Village site     1900 seats. “Why do we have to
Fire Department Chief Stewart                        ber of the district's excellence                   vision series, California’s Com-       confirmed my belief that we are        as a potential location for the re-   have such a huge theater in the
Gary have taken out papers for                       committee, Grant said that he                      munities. The California Rede-         heading in the right direction.”       gional theater. “It offers me some    downtown,” Wayne asked.
the Livermore school board.                          wants to continue to improve the                   velopment Association is launch-           Other comments regarding the       hope that the council is starting        In the past LVPAC executive
    Both McLaughlin and Gary                         district's educational quality. "It's              ing the program this fall. White       regional theater were made by          to challenge some of the facts put    director Len Alexander has said
said earlier this month that they                    important not to settle where we                   noted that Livermore was asked         two residents who have been            forward by LVPAC.”                    that the larger theater is needed
would be filing for the office. The                  are today. I want us to truly have                 to apply for the program. “The         critical of the idea.                      (The Livermore Valley Per-        in order to keep ticket prices af-
terms of McLaughlin and Bill                         the best schools in the state. We                  streetscape, Bankhead Theater              Valerie Raymond pointed out        forming Arts Center (LVPAC) is        fordable.
Morrison will expire in Novem-                       can continue to improve in a                       and Livermore Valley Center
                                                                                                        would be used as a backdrop to
ber. Morrison said earlier that he
has not made up his mind about
                                                     number of areas," said Grant.
                                                         For example, Grant wants a
                                                     better ratio of counselor to stu-
                                                                                                        talk about the economic impact
                                                                                                        of redevelopment,” explained
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    Livermore resident Linda                         dents and would like to continu-                   White.                                 noted that many other organiza-        tively pledged $1 million to-         funds for the center.
Jeffery Sailors, a former mayor of                   ing work on class sizes in fourth                      The other new information is       tions have been involved in mak-       wards the Firehouse Arts Center.         Former councilmember Steve
Dublin, has taken out papers for                     and fifth grades, middle school,                   that Neiman Marcus outlets have        ing the project a reality includ-         He said that in addition to the    Brozosky declared, “The project
the District 5 BART seat. It is                      high school English and math                       signed on to be part of the El         ing the Pleasanton Art League,         celebration Thursday, PCAF is         has been many years in the
occupied by Zoyd Luce of Dub-                        and science classes.                               Charro prime outlet project in         Pleasanton Cultural Arts Coun-         planning a Firehouse Fling fund-      works. I felt it was one of the most
lin. The one-term incumbent has                          JUNE PRIMARY                                   Livermore, said White. Construc-       cil, the business community and        raiser at Wayside Park on Sept.       important projects for the city. It
said that he will not run again.                         Results of the June primary                    tion is scheduled to begin on the                                             14. The group is sponsoring the       will allow the expansion of down-
                                                                                                        complex in 2009.                       Chamber of Commerce, the Civic
    Pleasanton school trustee                        became official as of July 12.                                                            Arts branch of city government,        August 1 concert in the park,         town beyond Main Street. The
Chris Grant, who returned from                       Abram Wilson was selected to                           In the downtown, The                                                      during which they will be sell-       money spent is really a good in-
                                                                                                        Carvery and Roderick’s BBQ &           the Civic Arts Commission, and
vacation earlier this week, said                     run as the Republican nominee                                                             the school district.                   ing bricks and seats, also to raise   vestment of city funds.”
that he will run for a full term on                  for the 15th State Assembly Dis-                   Seafood are slated to open later
                                                                                                        this year. Dana’s Bridal Gallery           Loll pointed out that the
that board. He was appointed two
years ago to replace Steve
                                                     trict. He edged out Robert Rao
                                                     by a vote of 11,984 to 11,703.                     is opening this month in the
                                                                                                        brand new Nigg Building on
                                                                                                                                               Pleasanton Art League (PAL) was
                                                                                                                                               the first group to step forward        LAWSUIT
                                                                                                                                                                                      (continued from page one)
Pulido, who became a judge at                        Wilson’s victory came in Contra                                                           with a pledge of funds.
that time.                                           Costa County, where he captured                    First St.                                                                     nia Court of Appeal ruled that the       In reinstating the lawsuit, the
                                                                                                            MITIGATION FOR OUT-                    Pat Smith, current PAL presi-
    Grant said that he was asked                     9,979 of the vote, 2000 more                                                              dent, and Charlotte Severin, past      lawsuit had been improperly dis-      Court wrote, “Without question,
to run for this election by board                    than Rao received. The district                    LET                                                                           missed.                               the city’s duty to enforce the
                                                                                                            The city council adopted a         president, were on hand Tuesday
president Jim Ott, trustee Pat                       includes portions of Contra                                                               to make good on that pledge.               In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs,   shortage of affordable housing is
Kernan, superintendent John                          Costa, Alameda, San Joaquin and                    resolution authorizing the city                                               Urban Habitat and Sandra De           sharp and the public’s need for
                                                                                                        manager to execute implemen-           They presented the city with a
Casey, and teacher union presi-                      Sacramento counties.                                                                      check for $25,000.                     Gregorio, claim that the city has     such housing is weighty.”
dent Trevor Naggs, and by other                                                                         tation agreements with the U.S.                                               failed to meet its affordable hous-
                                                                                                        Fish and Wildlife, California De-          Severin said, “Having this                                                  The cap was instituted by
                                                                                                                                               come from artists is really like       ing obligations.                      Pleasanton voters and includes
                                                                                                        partment of Fish and Game and
                                                                                                        California Wildlife Foundation         blood, sweat and tears.”                   They claim that Pleasanton’s      the provision that the cap can
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                                                                                                                                                       IronKids Head for Triathalon
Pamela King
    Pamela King, 64, passed from
                                      dant, and friend. She was, quite
                                      simply, a remarkable, loving per-
                                                                           She was a founding member of
                                                                           St. Paschal Baylon Parish in Oak-
                                                                                                                 wife, Janice of Livermore, broth-
                                                                                                                 ers and their families, John
                                                                                                                                                          And Canoe Adventure
this life on July 6, 2008 in Liver-   son. Her family always came first.   land and a member of Friends of       Andrade, William (Tana)                   The Livermore City Council issued a proclamation honoring
more, CA.                             Evelyn is survived by her hus-       the Dragon at Bishop O’Dowd           Andrade, Anthony Andrade all of       12-year-old Marissa Cordiano at its meeting on Monday.
    A life-long resident of North-    band Cecil, and by children Jerry    and St. Augustine in Pleasanton.      MA., and Raymond (Patricia)
                                      (Pat) Beebe and Carol Mitchell,          She is survived by her hus-       Andrade of VA, and two grand-             Marissa is one of ten children with diabetes across the United
ern California, she was born on                                                                                                                        States selected to participate in the IronKiDz triathalon and canoe
March 5th 1944, to Hazel and          grandchildren John Mitchell and      band of 64 years Robert M.            children, Jaylin and Jayda Valles
                                      Garret Mitchell, sister-in-law       Hansen, and daughter Sue              of Livermore and many nieces          adventure in September.
Edward Gordon in Oakland, CA.
She resided in Livermore for 32       Kathryn Hansen, niece Barbara        Hansen and son-in-law Al Haig.        and nephews.                              A Pleasanton youth, Ashna Jasuja, has also been selected for the
years.                                Hansen Mayer, and nephew Tim         She was preceded in death by her         Mass of the Resurrection was       program.
    She is survived by her mother,    Hansen. She is preceded in death     parents Marcella and Charles          celebrated July 16 at St.                 Marissa’s training partner is Anne Findlay. Marissa was diag-
daughter, her beloved cat CiCi,       by her brother Raymond Hansen.       Parker and a brother Charles          Michael’s Catholic Church, in         nosed with diabetes three years ago. She participates in gymnas-
friends, and all of those who had        A celebration of Evelyn’s life    Parker.                               Livermore. Interment at a later       tics, surfing and swimming. She says she also like camping a lot.
the joy to have met her. Those        will be held on July 22 at 10 a.m.       Visitation will be from 5 to 8    date will be held at St. Patrick’s    Marissa is quoted on the Triabetes website as saying, “I have gone
who had the opportunity to have       at Callaghan’s Mortuary, 3833        p.m. Thurs., July 17 at Graham-       Catholic Cemetery in Wareham,         to a couple of diabetes camps called Bearskin Meadow Camp and
met Pamela know that they were        East Ave Livermore. Burial will      Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St.,       MA.
                                      be at Memory Gardens Cemetery.       Pleasanton with rosary at 7 p.m.         Donations can be made to the       Camp Arroyo through the Diabetic Youth Foundation (DYF). I’ve
truly blessed. They will always                                                                                                                        learned a lot there and I hope I’ll learn a lot from this trip. I’m really
have precious memories of her            Memorial donations may be         Mass will be celebrated at 10         Leukemia Society.
gentle soul, kind and gracious        made to Hope Hospice.                a.m. Fri., July 18 at St. Augustine      Arrangements by Callaghan          excited to go!”
demeanor and caring interest in                                            Catholic Church, 3999 Bernal                                                    Ashna Jasuja is 11 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes ten
                                      Francis “Frank” Rogue
others. Pamela always had a smile
through her journey of life.              Francis “Frank” Rogue, 76, of
                                                                           Ave., Pleasanton. Burial will fol-
                                                                           low at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery        Elks Donate                           years ago. Her training partner is Brian Foster.
                                                                                                                                                           Ashna says she loves to play softball and tennis and enjoys swim-
    An employee of the Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory
                                      1812 Indian Trail, passed away
                                      Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at his
                                                                           in Hayward.
                                                                               In lieu of flowers, please make   Dollars to                            ming. She will be in the 6th grade this fall. “I am very excited to be
                                                                                                                                                       going to middle school. Being part of IronKiDz is important to me
for 28 years, her long career at
the Lab was part of a family
                                      home in Eden, NC.
                                          The funeral service was held
                                                                           a donation to a favorite charity
                                                                           or to Building Futures with           Help Children                         because I would like to meet new friends and athletes that have
                                      at First Baptist Church of           Women and Children, 1395                 More than $2.9 million dol-        diabetes and learn about what they do to manage it. This will be a
legacy. Her father had worked at                                                                                                                       great adventure!"
the Lab for 25 years before his       Stoneville. Burial followed in       Bancroft Ave., San Leandro, CA        lars has been contributed this year
                                      Ridgeview Memorial Gardens.          94577.                                by members of Elks Lodges                 Both young athletes will need help with expenses. The website
retirement in 1977. Pamela re-
tired from the Lab in 2006, but           Mr. Rogue was born April 29,                                           throughout California and Ha-         at offers an opportunity to help with those ex-
made many of her longest and          1932, in Falls River, Massachu-      Frances Mary Rinaldi                  waii to be used in treating chil-     penses.
dearest friendships while work-       setts, to the late Joseph and Rose       Frances Mary Rinaldi died         dren with disabilities.                   There will be a fund-raising this Saturday, July 19 for Marissa. It
ing there.                            Pabial Rogue. He moved to Cali-      peacefully July 11, 2008 at              Bill Biehl, Exalter Ruler of       is an e-waste collection in the parking lot of the Church of Christ,
    Pamela deeply loved cats,         fornia in January 1950 and           ValleyCare Medical Center at the                                            4481 East Ave., Livermore.
                                      joined the Navy that same year,      age of 86. Her daughter was by        Livermore-Pleasanton, Lodge
squirrels, birds, laughter, music                                                                                #2117, of the Benevolent and              The program is the mentoring component of the Triabetes Project
and her friends. She was an avid      during the early days of the Ko-     her side.                                                                   where trainers, researchers and medical professionals have teamed
                                      rean War. He served for four years       She was born Oct. 12, 1921 in     Protective Order of Elks, contrib-
collector of sea shells and loved                                                                                                                      up to support a group of athletes ages 25 to 60 with diabetes on their
the ocean. Mostly, she loved          as a machinist mate on the USS       Chicago, Illinois. She resided in     uted $9,604 dollars which was
                                      Oberon. Mr. Rogue was em-            the Tri-Valley for the past six       raised by the members of the          quests to complete the Wisconsin Ironman competition.
spending time with friends and                                                                                                                             A documentary of the project is being filmed of the project.
family.                               ployed by the U.S. Navy at the       years, first in San Ramon and         Lodge. “We are pleased and
    Pamela’s daughter, Ms. Leah       Alameda Naval Air Station for        most recently in Livermore.           proud that members of our local           The kids will take on a 3-day river journey along the Namakogen
King, will deeply miss the pres-      four years before leaving in 1954    Frances was employed as a legal       Elks Lodge were so generous with      River in Western Wisconsin. They’ll work as a team to prove to
ence of such an extraordinary         where he was employed by the         secretary and applied for a posi-     their dollars and time in this im-    themselves that they have what it takes to overcome diabetes in the
woman in her life. She is forever     Lawrence Livermore National          tion with the Nuremburg War Tri-      portant undertaking,” Bill said.      face of adversity.
grateful to have been Pamela’s        Laboratory and went to school        als after WWII. When they didn’t                                                On September 6th, the IronKiDz will reach the St. Croix landing,
                                      under the G.I. bill to study elec-   have an opening, she worked for          Since 1950, the 94,000 mem-
daughter.                                                                                                        bers from throughout California       then voyage to Madison to meet their designated “training buddy”
    Pamela was a gift to us all and   trical engineering. He worked        the U.S. Army Signal Corps cata-
                                      and continued to study during        loging army photos and show-          and Hawaii have turned over           from Insulindependence’s Triabetes team. Each of the IronKiDz will
will be truly missed.                                                                                                                                  have worked with one of athletes over the course of the summer as
    Her ashes will be scattered at    the first 19 years with the Labo-    ing GI training films in Heidel-      more than $85,500,000 to the
                                      ratory before retiring as a divi-    berg, Germany. That was appro-        California-Hawaii Elks Major          they trained for the 2008 Wisconsin Ironman.
sea, off the coast of Santa Cruz.
                                      sion superintendent with a career    priate, because Frances had a         Project, Inc., which administers          On the day of the Ironman, the IronKiDz will use the diabetes
Evelyn Caroline Beebe                 spanning 36 years. Mr. Rogue         love of photography and was the       the non-profit charitable corpo-      management skills they obtained on the river to help their “training
   Evelyn Caroline Beebe died         moved to North Carolina in           official family photographer. She     ration. All of the funds are de-
on July 10, 2008 at the age of 90.    March of 2004. He was a mem-         wanted to live life on her own        voted solely to providing vision
She was a daughter and grand-         ber of First Baptist Church of       terms, even when it meant going
                                      Stoneville, and a member of the      against the grain. She symbol-        screening and therapy treatment
daughter of Danish immigrants                                                                                    to children with a broad range of
who were pioneers in the settle-      Rockingham County Amateur            ized the song sung by Frank
                                      Radio Club, call sign WB6IIV.        Sinatra, (I Did It) “My Way.”         disabilities. Without the Elks
ment of Livermore. Evelyn was
the first born of Clara and Niels         He was a life member of Liv-         She is survived by her daugh-     supported donations, many of
Hansen on November 24, 1917.          ermore Amateur Radio Klub and        ter Felicia Ziomek and grand-         these children would not receive
She grew up on ranch on Tesla         several amateur radio clubs in the   children Andrew and Bridget.          such treatment.
Road in Livermore. Brother Ray-       Tri-Valley and in North Carolina.        Visitation will be from 5 to 8       The year-long fund raising
mond was born 17 months later.            Surviving is his wife, Margie    p.m. on Thurs., July 17 at St.        campaign is capped by a cer-
   Evelyn’s mother, Clara, previ-     Heffinger Rogue of the home;         Michael’s Catholic Church, 458        emony at the annual Elks con-
ously taught school in a rural one-   two stepdaughters, Denise R.         Maple St., Livermore. Funeral         vention when representatives of
room schoolhouse on the prop-         Hirst of Chapel Hill and Michelle    Mass will be celebrated at 10
                                      L. Adkins of Raleigh; two step-      a.m. Fri., July 18 at the same lo-    Lodges throughout California
erty of Evelyn’s grandparents;                                                                                   and Hawaii present their dona-
Antone Nissen and Caroline            grandsons, Alex and Ean Hirst;       cation.
Madsen Nissen at 8792 Tesla Rd.       several nieces and nephews; and          In lieu of flowers, memorial      tions to Major Project and Elks
Livermore. Evelyn and brother         special friend, Carolyn Buskey.      donations may be made to the          Association leaders. The raising
Ray drove a horse and buggy 2         In addition to his parents, he was   American Macular Degeneration         of funds to aid children with dis-
miles to attend elementary            preceded in death by two broth-      Foundation, PO Box 515,               abilities is just one of the many
school at the same one-room           ers, Joseph and Eddie Rogue; and     Northampton, MA 01061-0515;           philanthropic and patriotic
school house. By the 8th grade,       sister, Irene Rose.                  413-268-7660.                         projects which mark the Elks’
Evelyn, and later Ray, attended           Memorial donations may be                                              contribution to our community.
the larger public school within       made to Hospice of Rockingham        Mary Valles Gonsalves
the city of Livermore.                County, P.O. Box 281,                   Livermore resident Mary
   Evelyn graduated from Liv-         Wentworth, NC 27375 or First         Valles Gonsalves was born in
ermore high school in 1936. She       Baptist Church, 300 E. Main          New Bedford, Mass. on Sept. 26,
saw Cecil Beebe in a school play      Street, Stoneville, NC 27048.        1917, she passed away on Satur-
and took a shine to him. Evelyn           Online condolences may be        day, July 12, 2008 at the age of
and Cecil married 2 years later in    offered to the family at             90.
1938. She was a homemaker and                She was a member of St.
welcomed son Gerald in 1943                                                Michael’s Catholic Church in
and daughter Carol in 1955.           Marjorie Hansen                      Livermore and the VFW, Onset,
   Although challenged by                 Pleasanton resident Marjorie     MA and Ideal Club of MA. Mary
health issues throughout her life,    Lucille Hansen died July 9, 2008     moved here from the East Coast
Evelyn was a tremendous mother        at Bancroft Convalescent Hospi-      11 years ago. She was the Direc-
and person. She cracked the code      tal in San Leandro. She was born     tor of Food Services for the
of that elusive relationship of       June 14, 1917.                       Wareham Public School District
mother transitioning to friend.           Marjorie attended St. Anthony    in MA for 25 years.
She accomplished a successful         Grade School and Roosevelt              She was preceded in death by
marriage milestone of 70 years        High School. She loved shop-         her husband Charles Gonsalves
in March 2008.                        ping for great deals, entertaining   in 1973 and her brother, Charles
   Evelyn was wife, mother,           friends and family, dancing in the   Andrade. She is survived by her
grandmother, cheerleader, confi-      kitchen with Bob, and traveling.     son, Jose “Jay Jay” Valles and his
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                                                                                                       Ruby Hill 507 to 407.                              15-18 50Y back, Amanda Venema, 32.59.
                                                                                                           Outstanding swimmers for the meet,                  1st place finishers for Club Sport Boys:
                                                                                                       winning each event (4) they were entered into:     6&U 25Y free, Nolan Jetter, 22.02; 7-8 25Y
                                                                                                       Ruby Hill: Nick Johnston-13, Tom Sornsen-          free, Cole Reznick, 17.13; 11-12 50Y free,
                                                                                                       9, Alec Psinakis-14, Lindsay Baxter-15,            Collin Miller, 30.68; 13-14 50Y free, James
                                                                                                       Briarhill: Callan Jackman-8, Andrew Voit-8,        Cheney, 27.62; 15-18 50Y free, Kyle Schempp,
                                                                                                       Sherman Vuong-12, Brent Reed-16, Joey              25.14; 6&U 25Y fly, TJ Meagher, 29.76; 7-
                                                                                                       Grywczynski-7                                      8 25Y fly, Christopher Jhong, 19.65;11-12
                                                                                                           Other swimmers with 1 or more wins in          50Y fly, William Bateman, 37.78; 13-14
                                                                                                       each of their events: Ruby Hill: Camille           50Y free, Eric Hildebrand, 28.04; 15-18 50Y
                                                                                                       Lusher-13, Lindsey Maddalon-6, Christo-            fly, Stephen Jacobe, 28.10; 6&U 25Y breast,
                                                                                                       pher Yang-5, Hannah McGillivary-10, Brianna        JR Ku, 34.31; 7-8 25Y breast, Cole Reznick,
                                                                                                       Nicholas-12, Jessica Choi-14, Michelle             23.54; 9-10 25Y breast, Anthony Jhong,
                                                                                                       Schirle-16, Chase Psinakis-10, Annalise            21.08; 11-12 50Y breast, Braden, Holt,
                                                                                                       Stevenson-10, Kirsten Hewitt-9. Briarhill:         41.84; 13-14 50Y breast, Kevin Romine,
                                                                                                       Fiona Somerville-10, Matthew Grywczynski-          35.50; 15-18 50Y breast, Kyle Schempp,
                                                                                                       9, Haley Lukas-12, Lauren Leahy-15, Chris-         30.72; 11-12 100Y IM, Braden Holt, 1:24.70;
                                                                                                       topher Leahy-12, Meghan Van Lare-6, Jacob          13-14 100Y IM, Kevin Romine, 1:11.65; 15-
                                                                                                       Allman-5, Kevina Vuong-8, Crystal Fisher-          18 100Y IM, Kyle Surber, 59.37; 6&U 25Y
                                                                                                       14, Shannon Corrigan-15, Brandon Lind-16,          back, TJ Meagher, 26.57; 9-10 25Y back,
                                                                                                       Brittney Achziger-11, Bella Mairs-8, Kristin       Justin Lee, 18.45; 11-12 50Y back, William
                                                                                                       Horrillo-12, Clark Jackman-12.                     Bateman, 40.83; 13-14 50Y back, Abraham
                                                                                                           In addition, the following Briarhill Pool      Barrera, 33.17; 15-18 50Y back, Kyle Surber,
                                                                                                       Records were broken by Briarhill swimmers:         27.71.
                                                                                                       Girls 7-8 25 Yard Butterfly, a 10 year old              1st place finishers for DBAC Girls were
                                                                                                       record previously held by Lindsay Gaudinier        9-10 50Y free, Alyson Isaacs, 32.89; 7-8 25Y        Pleasanton’s 7th grade Bear Lacrosse Club gave the JV level some
                                                                                                       in 1998 at 14.77, broken by Callan Jackman,        fly, Sidney Vaeth, 21.81; 7-8 25Y breast,
                                                                                                       new time 14.20.                                    Meghan Pickett, 24.51; 11-12 200Y free              competition over the weekend. In the Triple Threat Girls Lacrosse
                                                                                                           Girls 11-12 50 Breast, previously held by      Relay, Kyra Schwaninger, Juliana Herrera,           Tournament on July 12-13 at Diablo Vista Middle School in Danville,
                                                                                                       Haley Lukas on 7/9/2008 at 29.48, broken by        Dana Long and Annie Geasa, 2:24.16.                 the youngest team took second place in their division. In the first
                                                                                                       Haley Lukas, new time 29.12.                            1st place finishers for DBAC Boys were
                                                                                                           Boys 15-18 50 Free, previously held by         9-10 50Y free, Jack Geasa, 33.08; 9-10 25Y          game against Triple Threat JV, the girls were a little nervous against the
                                                                                                       Brandon Lind on 7/9/2008 at 18.31, broken          fly, Nick Tucker, 16.67; 9-10 100Y IM, Jack         older and bigger players, but made a valiant comeback in the second
                                                                                                       by Brent Reed, new time 18.19.                     Geasa, 1:24.11; 7-8 25Y back, Blake Tucker,         half to lose by only 2. In the second game against Sacramento Lacrosse
                                                                                                           Boys 15-18 50 Breast, previously held          21.48; 11-12 200Y free Relay, Colin Burke,
                                                                                                       by Noel Sollom-Brotherton in 2004 at 23.74,        Chris Bush, Sean Burke and Perry Cheney,            Club, the girls jumped out to an early lead and held on for the win. On
                                                                                                       broken by Brandon Lind, new time 23.62.            2:11.87.                                            Sunday, they battled LuLax from Moraga and won to take the 2nd seed
                                                                    Photo - Doug Jorgensen                 Boys 15-18 50 Butterfly, previously                                                                in the playoffs. They faced SLC again and after a slow start in the first
                                                                                                       held by Brandon Lind on 7/9/2008 at 19.42,
The Pleasanton Girls Softball League was host to the 18th                                              broken by Brent Reed, new time 19.26.              DBAC vs FAST                                        half, took control to win 6-1. In the Championship game, the girls had
Annual PGSL Summer Classic Girls Fast Pitch “B” Tournament                                                                                                    The DBAC Piranhas beat out the FAST             a rematch against the Triple Threat JV and lost by 2 in what proved to
                                                                                                                                                          Dolphins 625.5 to 332.5 in a swim meet on           be a physical but exciting game. Pictured above: Coach Danni Zuralow,
this past weekend at the Pleasanton Sports Park. The 58 teams                                          Sharks vs. FAST                                    Saturday, July 12.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cambi Cukar, Lauryn Hayashi, Lindsey Kail, Lynnea Flaherty, Haley
                                                                                                           After two close calls, the Pleasanton              1st place finishers:
came to Pleasanton from the Peninsula, Sacramento, Visalia,                                            Meadows Sharks finally got over the hump               Girls 6 & Under: 25 Yard Free, Hanna            Brodnick, Rebecca Dumanski, Head Coach Theresa Sherry, Madison
San Jose and other areas. Phantom teams captured both the                                              and got a win, defeating the FAST (Foot Area       Lurie (DBAC), 25.79. 25 Yard Fly, Hanna             Steele, Melanie McCissock, Ali Bryan, Katie Bryan, Hannah Stapp, Evan
                                                                                                       Swim Team) Dolphins 529-420. The Sharks            Lurie (DBAC), 31.82. 25 Yard Breaststroke,
10B and 10C bracket titles; Valley Magic the 12B and LGSGSA                                            had lost their past two meets by 30 points or      Hanna Lurie (DBAC), 36.70. 25 Yard Back,            Murphy, Tori Larsen, Kylie Drexel, Kira Ewanich, and Molly Grozier
12C brackets; while Belmont went home with the 14C                                                     less.                                              Jordan Peters (DBAC), 31.62.
                                                                                                                                                              Girls 7-8: 25 Yard Free, Laura Belichak
                                                                                                           The Sharks started the meet by sweeping
championship.                                                                                          the Medley Relay and never trailed during the      (FAST), 19.17. 25 Yard Fly, Emily Tincher           Maya, DUB-CC, 1:17.50.                           11-12: Nina Hayes — 100 freestyle, 18th,
                                                                                                       evening.                                           (DBAC), 21.22. 25 Yard Breaststroke,                     Girls 13-14 50 free: Doi, Stephanie, DP-    1:07.03, 200 freestyle, 2:30.75, 100 butter-
Summer Classic                                                                                             Several Pleasanton Meadows swimmers
                                                                                                                                                          Miara Pipe (DBAC), 24.06. 25 Yard Back,
                                                                                                                                                          Sofia Barrera (DBAC), 23.09.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              CC, 28.45. 50 back: DeWilde, Lindsey, DP-        fly, 13th, 1:15.44, 50 backstroke (trials), 6th,
     Pleasanton Phantom 12's placed 3rd in                                                             posted multiple first place finishes includ-                                                           CC, 35.06. 50 breast: Doi, Stephanie, DP-        34.58, 50 backstroke (finals), 7th, 34.84, 50
                                                       Girls 9-10 50 free: Tsui, Katie, DBAC,                                                                 Girls 9-10: 50 Yard Free, Paige Heacox          CC, 38.83. 50 fly: Strom, Jaclyn, DP-CC,
their own Pleasanton Summer Classic tour-                                                              ing, Sidney Vaeth (Girls 7-8 fly, breast)          (FAST), 34.89. 25 Yard Fly, McKenna                                                                  breaststroke, 41.04, 50 freestyle, 12th, 30.14,
                                                   25.86. 25 back: Becker, Rachel, DBAC,               Blake Tucker (7-8 Free, back), Nick Tucker                                                             31.93. 100 Yard IM: Doi, Stephanie, DP-          100 backstroke, 14th, 1:18.00, 200 Indi-
nament, July 12th and 13th. Phantom                16.04. 25 breaststroke: Somerville, Fiona,                                                             Moura (FAST), 18.53. 25 Yard Breast-                CC, 1:13.20.
played Valley Magic (Oakdale) in the semi-                                                             (9-10 IM, fly), Annie Geasa (11-12 fly, IM)        stroke, Katie Tsui (DBAC), 20.31. 100 Yard               Women 15-18 50 free: Peterson, Taylor,      vidual Medley, 17th, 2:46.85, 50 butterfly
                                                   Briarhill, 16.76. 25 fly: Tsui, Hannah, DBAC,       and Joe Geasa (7-8 fly, breast).                                                                                                                        (trials), 5th, 32.49, 50 butterfly (finals), 5th,
final taking a 1-0 lead in the 3rd with Krista     15.53. 100 IM: Tsui, Katie, DBAC, 1:08.01.                                                             IM, Katie Tsui (DBAC), 1:31:65. 25 Yard             DP-CC, 26.44. 50 back: Mayes, Colleen,
Williams scoring on a Johanna Grauer                                                                       Also getting first place finishes were         Back, Caroline McMorrow (FAST), 20.01.              DP-CC, 32.41. 50 breast: Doi, Niki, DP-          32.42. 13-14: Kylie Clark — 100 breast-
                                                       Girls 11-12 50 free: Lukas, Haley,              Brent Werder (6U back), Aaron Zheng (6U                Girls 11-12: 50 Yard Free, Rachel Bench                                                          stroke, 1:28.08, 200 breaststroke, 3:05.90;
double. Valley Magic rallied to tie the game       Briarhill, 22.90. 50 back: Bench, Rachel,                                                                                                                  CC, 36.63. 50 fly: Peterson, Taylor, DP-CC,
in the 5th and force an extra inning. Valley                                                           breast), the sister duo of Alyson (9-10 IM) and    (DBAC), 34.18. 50 Yard Fly, Emma Peppler            29.98. 100 Yard IM: Peterson, Taylor, DP-        Shelby Swanson — 50 freestyle, 30.73.
                                                   DBAC, 29.11. 50 breaststroke: Lukas, Haley,         Haley Isaacs (9-10 breast), Gill Noor (9-10        (DBAC), 39.13. 50 Yard Breaststroke, Kate
Magic scored 2 runs in the top of the 7th and      Briarhill, 29.48. 50 fly: Horrillo, Kristin,                                                                                                               CC, 1:10.84.
                                                                                                                                                          Berrigan (FAST), 47.51. 100 Yard IM,
Phantom answered with Brooke Campbell
crossing the plate in the bottom of the
                                                   Briarhill, 26.67. 100 IM: Achziger, Brittney,
                                                                                                       back) Chris Bush (11-12 breast), Madison
                                                                                                       Aquilina (13-14 breast), Alec Kron (13-14          Emma Peppler (DBAC), 1:30:82. 50 Yard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1st Place Boys Results: Boys 6 & Under
                                                                                                                                                                                                              25 free: Warren, Brenden, DUB-CC, 30.92.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sharks vs. Sharks
                                                   Briarhill, 1:01.12.                                 breast), another sister act of Kyra (11-12 Free)   Back, Anika Kilkenny (DBAC), 43.14.                 25 back: Warren, Brenden, DUB-CC, 34.12.              The Rhonewood Sharks continued their
inning. Phantom fell short resulting in at 3-          Girls 13-14 50 free: Chang, Iris, DBAC,                                                                Girls 13-14: 50 Yard Free, Katherine Lai
2 victory for Valley Magic.                                                                            and Elsa Schwaninger (13-14 IM), Colin                                                                 25 breast: McMasters, Michael, DP-CC,            win streak by defeating the LifestyleRX
                                                   20.95. 50 back: Chang, Iris, DBAC, 24.22.                                                              (DBAC), 29.28. 50 Yard Fly, Iris Chang              33.57. 25 fly: McMasters, Michael, DP-CC,        Tiger Sharks Saturday, July 12, 2008:
     Valley Magic went on to defeat Half                                                               Burke (11-12 back) Katey Cloonan (13-14            (DBAC), 29.92. 50 Yard Breaststroke,
                                                   50 breaststroke: Fisher, Crystal, Briarhill,        back), Kaala Cheney (13-14 fly), Parker                                                                29.24.                                           Rhonewood 966 and LifestyleRx 490. Natalie
Moon Bay in the championship game.                 29.33. 50 fly: Page, Mara, Briarhill, 27.68.                                                           Rebecca Wolfinger (DBAC), 46.83. 100
Johanna Grauer was exceptional on the mound                                                            Brown (13-14 fly), Melissa Wee (15-18 IM),                                                                  Boys 7-8 25 free: Toney, Reece, DUB-        Hawkins continued to dominate the 6 & U
                                                   100 IM: Fisher, Crystal, Briarhill, 1:01.73.                                                           Yard IM, Iris Chang (DBAC), 1:08:92. 50             CC, 17.30. 25 back: Bennett, Ren, DUB-           Girls in all events she swims in. This week
giving up only 3 hits and recording 7 Ks in                                                            Chelsea King (15-18 free) and Joey Silva (15-      Yard Back, Katherine Lai (DBAC), 37.84.             CC, 23.03. 25 breast: Juarez, Tommy, DP-
                                                       Women 15-18 50 free: Johansson, Kirsten,        18 free)                                                                                                                                                she swam to first place in 25 free, 25 back,
7 innings.                                         Briarhill, 22.73. 50 back: Polon, Casey,                                                                   Women 15-18: 50 Yard Free, Sammie               CC, 24.75. 25 fly: Toney, Reece, DUB-CC,
     Earlier Sunday, Phantom beat San Jose                                                                   First place finishes for the Sharks:         Suchland (FAST), 30.91. 50 Yard Fly, Sarah                                                           and 25 fly. Elizabeth Dimits earned first in
                                                   DBAC, 26.87. 50 breaststroke: Corrigan,                                                                                                                    19.23.                                           all her events in the 9-10 Girls. Matthew
Quicksilver 6-1 and MVLA Nova 8-0 to reach                                                                   Boys 7-8 Free Blake Tucker ; Girls 11-       Nolan (FAST), 36.36. 50 Yard Breaststroke,               Boys 9-10 50 free: Newman, Jake, DP-
                                                   Shannon, Briarhill, 29.68. 50 fly: Johansson,       12 Free Kyra Schwaninger; Girls 15-18 Free         Aliya Deri (DBAC), 40.01. 100 Yard IM,                                                               Hawkins had an outstanding meet with first
the semifinal. The Phantom bats were hot in        Kirsten, Briarhill, 27.28. 100 IM:                                                                                                                         CC, 33.39. 25 back: Newman, Jake, DP-CC,
these morning games, recording 10 hits                                                                 Chelsea King; Boys 15-18 Free Joey Silva;          Casey Polon (DBAC), 1:19:87. 50 Yard                                                                 place in 50 Free, 50 Fly and 100 IM.
                                                   Cottingham, Madeleine, Briarhill, 1:02.51.                                                                                                                 18.75. 25 breast: Dillon, Stefen, DUB-CC,             Isaac Dugger, Carlie Spruiell, Michael
against Quicksilver and 8 against Nova.                                                                Girls 6&U fly Jessica Rhoads; Boys 6&U fly         Back, Casey Polon (DBAC), 35.61.                    22.37. 25 fly: Banke, Jacob, DP-CC, 20.47.
                                                       Boys 6 & Under 25 free: im, Preston,            Cody Vaeth; Girls 7-8 fly Sidney Vaeth;                Boys 6 & Under: 25 Yard Free, Preston           100 Yard IM: Newman, Jake, DP-CC,                Hawkins, Alex Accornero, Samuel Bush, ,
Krista Williams hit 2 doubles and Nicole           DBAC, 22.23. 25 back: Kaveri, Harshith,
Bardakos and Jana Johnson each had a double                                                            Boys 7-8 fly Joe Geasa; Boys 9-10 fly Nick         Sim (DBAC), 27.24. 25 Yard Fly, Putty               1:28.38.                                         Briant Jacobs, Trevor Campbell, Ryan
                                                   DBAC, 26.27. 25 breaststroke: Allman,               Tucker; Girls 11-12 fly Annie Geasa; Girls         Basseer (FAST), 35.45. 25 Yard Breast-                   Boys 11-12 50 free: Toney, Jorell, DUB-     Gewondjian, Jonathon Cruz, Christy Neufeld,
in the morning games. Phantom defense was          Jacob, Briarhill, 30.76. 25 fly: Kaveri,                                                               stroke, Putty Basseer (FAST), 36.42. 25
exceptional throughout the tournament, al-                                                             13-14 fly Kaala Cheney; Boys 13-14 fly                                                                 CC, 30.28. 50 back: Bowen, Jimmy, DUB-           Courtney Offill, and Shelby Offill were
                                                   Harshith, DBAC, 30.76.                                                                                 Yard Back, Harshith Kaveri (DBAC), 35.85.           CC, 36.92. 50 breast: Fernainy, Christopher,     selected as Swimmers of the Week for the
lowing only 4 runs in 6 games. In Saturday's                                                           Parker Brown; Boys 6&U breast Aaron                    Boys 7-8: 25 Yard Free, Brian Li
                                                       Boys 7-8 25 free: Voit, Andrew, Briarhill,      Zheng; Girls 7-8 breast Sidney Vaeth; Boys                                                             DUB-CC, 42.81. 50 fly: Toney, Jorell,            Rhonewood Sharks.
pool play Phantom beat Belmont Blast 6-0,          12.42. 25 back: Grywczynski, Joey, Briarhill,                                                          (DBAC), 18.87. 25 Yard Fly, Danny
Roseville Thunder 18-0 and tied San Jose                                                               7-8 breast Joe Geasa; Girls 9-10 breast Haley                                                          DUB-CC, 34.41. 100 Yard IM: Kurotori,                 The first place finishers for Rhonewood
                                                   17.84. 25 breaststroke: Huang, Timothy,                                                                Caraballo (FAST), 22.37. 25 Yard Breast-            Cameron, DP-CC, 1:21.35.                         are:
Quicksilver 0-0.                                                                                       Isaacs; Boys 11-12 breast Chris Bush; Girls        stroke, Timothy Huang (DBAC), 25.47. 25                  Boys 13-14 50 free: Nespor, Christo-
                                                   DBAC, 18.54. 25 fly: Grywczynski, Joey,             13-14 breast Madison Aquilina; Boys 13-14                                                                                                                    6&U Girls and Boys: 25 free: Natalie
                                                   Briarhill, 16.53.                                                                                      Yard Back, Jun Lee (DBAC), 25.94.                   pher, DP-CC, 28.47. 50 back: Sun, Mat-           Hawkins, 21.74; Neil Senecal 29.14; 25
                                                                                                       breast Alec Kron; Girls 9-10 IM Alyson
Babe Ruth Champs                                       Boys 9-10 50 free: Pedersen, Jax, DBAC,         Isaacs; Boys 9-10 IM Nick Tucker; Girls 11-
                                                                                                                                                              Boys 9-10: 50 Yard Free, Zachary
                                                                                                                                                          Corbishley (DBAC), 37.62. 25 Yard Fly,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              thew, DP-CC, 31.62. 50 breast: Nespor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Christopher, DP-CC, 34.26. 50 fly: Van
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               back: Natalie Hawkins 28.00, Jacob Burke
     The 14 year old all star team from the Tri-   27.28. 25 back: Tincher, Sam, DBAC,                 12 IM Annie Geasa; Girls 13-14 IM Elsa             Jax Pedersen (DBAC), 16.96. 25 Yard                                                                  28.37; 25 breast: Emily Brown 38.45, Wesley
                                                   16.59. 25 breaststroke: Corbishley, Zachary,                                                                                                               Dorn, Jason, DUB-CC, 34.84. 100 Yard IM:         Edwards 34.26; 25 fly: Natalie Hawkins
Valley Babe Ruth league won the district 5                                                             Schwaninger; Girls 15-18 IM Melissa Wee;           Breaststroke, Andrew Silva (DBAC), 23.37.           Sun, Matthew, DP-CC, 1:10.49.
title over the weekend. The win advances the       DBAC, 17.91. 25 fly: Pedersen, Jax, DBAC,           Boys 6&U back Brent Werder; Boys 7-8 back          100 Yard IM, Jax Pedersen (DBAC), 1:33:25.                                                           26.77, Wesley Edwards 26.31.
                                                   13.56. 100 IM: Grywczynski, Matthew,                                                                                                                            Men 15-18 50 free: Payan, Cole, DP-CC,
team to the Nor Cal championship in Wood-                                                              Blake Tucker; Boys 9-10 back Gill Noor;            25 Yard Back, Arie Chen (DBAC), 23.07.              24.08. 50 back: Payan, Jack, DP-CC, 29.97.            7-8 Girls and Boys: 25 breast: Jenna
land. Hayward defeated Tri-Valley 7-1 in a         Briarhill, 1:15.70.                                 Boys 11-12 back Colin Burke; Girls 13-14               Boys 11-12: 50 Yard Free, Daniel Huang          50 breast: Landas, Trevor, DP-CC, 32.48. 50      Sunnergren 25.10, Matthew Neufeld 28.06;
must win game to force the second game.                Boys 11-12 50 free: Huang, Daniel,              back Katey Cloonan.                                (DBAC), 27.98. 50 Yard Fly, Mattias                 fly: Gates, Eric, DP-CC, 26.59. 100 Yard         25 free: Trevor Campbell 20.91; 25 fly:
Shane Jackson pitched tough but the locals         DBAC, 23.03. 50 back: Huang, Daniel,                                                                   Lindell (DBAC), 32.96. 50 Yard Breast-              IM: Gates, Eric, DP-CC, 1:02.63.                 Sydney Spruiell 22.94; 25 back: Trevor
scratched out their only run of the game in the    DBAC, 28.53. 50 breaststroke: Huang,                                                                   stroke, Daniel Huang (DBAC), 36.01. 100                                                              Campbell 25.21.
sixth when Alex Rojas knocked in Mike              Daniel, DBAC, 29.05. 50 fly: Lindell,               Tidal Waves Undefeated                             Yard IM, Daniel Huang (DBAC), 1:13:00.
                                                                                                                                                          50 Yard Back, Kaleb Pedersen (DBAC),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9-10 Girls and Boys: 50 free: Courtney
Brdar. Nate Vincent had three putouts and one      Mattias, DBAC, 25.15. 100 IM: Pedersen,
                                                   Kaleb, DBAC, 1:02.96.                                    The weather may have cooled but the           36.71.                                              Livermore Aquacowboys                            Offill 39.82, Conner Jones 35.11; 25 back:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Courtney Offill 20.51, Ryan Eckles 25.21;
of the teams two hits in the loss.                                                                     Club Sport Tidal Waves were still red hot,             Boys 13-14: 50 Yard Free, Alec Grotegut              Six Livermore swimmers represented the
     Evan Brisintine struck out ten batters,           Boys 13-14 50 free: Grotegut, Alec,                                                                                                                                                                     25 breast: Elizabeth Dimits 21.77, Thomas
                                                   DBAC, 20.50. 50 back: Becker, David,                defeating the Pleasanton Meadows Sharks            (DBAC), 26.97. 50 Yard Fly, Austin Kim              Livermore Aquacowboys at the 2008 Pacific
pitching a complete game for the 7-4 cham-                                                             702.5 to 279.5 at Club Sport. The Tidal            (DBAC), 35.38. 50 Yard Breaststroke, Chris          Swimming Long Course Junior Olympics             Neufeld 22.63; 25 fly Elizabeth Dimits
pionship win. Tri-Valley rallied back from a       DBAC, 27.50. 50 breaststroke: Kim, Chris,                                                              Kim (DBAC), 40.43. 100 Yard IM, Alec                                                                 19.56, Isaac Dugger 17.65; 100 IM: Eliza-
                                                   DBAC, 30.62. 50 fly: Kim, Jaemin, DBAC,             Waves remain undefeated so far this Tri-                                                               on July 10 - 13th.
3-0 deficit when Tyler Hollander knocked in                                                            Valley Swim League season. They will need          Grotegut (DBAC), 1:15:58. 50 Yard Back,                  The team was led by twelve year old Nina
two runs on a two out single. Andrew Hobson        27.32. 100 IM: Bielby, Trevor, DBAC,                                                                   David Becker (DBAC), 34.75.
                                                   59.93.                                              this momentum when they face their arch-                                                               Hayes who swam to new personal best times
doubled and scored two runs. AJ Kontillas                                                              rivals the Del Prado Stingrays on Wed, 16              Men 15-18: 50 Yard Free, Jared Camacho          in all nine of her events. Nina won 5th place
had an RBI single, knocking in Chad Bianci,            Men 15-18 50 free: Lind, Brandon,                                                                  (FAST), 27.39. 50 Yard Breaststroke, Jared
                                                   Briarhill, 18.31. 50 back: Garcia, Kyle,            July.                                                                                                  in the 50 butterfly finals and 7th in the 50
who also scored twice in the game. Peter                                                                    The top female swimmers for the Tidal         Camacho (FAST), 38.44. 100 Yard IM,                 backstroke finals. Hayes recorded four new
Thomas chipped in a hit as well. The squad         Briarhill, 26.20. 50 breaststroke: Kouri,                                                              Nicholas Wee (DBAC), 1:10:15. 50 Yard
                                                   Nicholas, Briarhill, 27.06. 50 fly: Lind,           Waves were Amanda Venema (18), Alyse               Back, Andrew Bondale (DBAC), 41.65.                 Far Western qualifying times (50 backstroke,
joins the Tri-Valley 15 year olds in state, who                                                        Bateman (17), Nichole Maria Cui (13), Elle                                                             100 backstroke, 100 freestyle and 200 Indi-
won their district championship as well.           Brandon, Briarhill, 19.42. 100 IM: Lind,
                                                   Brandon, Briarhill, 44.63.                          Surber (13), Catherine Cheney (12), Gabrielle                                                          vidual Medley), three new Pacific Recordable
                                                                                                       Stratiotis (12), Lexi Venema (10), Jacqueline                                                          Times (50 backstroke, 50 butterfly, 50
Briarhill vs. DBAC                                                                                     Wood (10), Amber Fornoles (8), Julia Wood          Green Gators vs. Stingrays                          freestyle) and one Western Zone Qualifying
                                                                                                                                                               The Dublin Green Gators were snapping
    The Briarhill Barracudas of Dublin hosted      Sharks vs. Tidal Wave                               (8), Chenoa Bodero (6) and Kate Carroll (5).
                                                                                                            The top male swimmers for the Tidal           at the tails of the Del Prado Stingrays, but fell
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Time (50 backstroke). Ten year old Sarah
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Swanson, swimming in her first Junior
the DBAC Piranhas of Pleasanton last                    The Pleasanton Meadows Sharks may                                                                 just a little short of catching them in their
Wednesday, July 9 at the Briarhill Pool. The                                                           Waves were Stephen Jacobe (18), Kyle               home pool. Del Prado managed to eke out a           Olympics, achieved new personal best times
                                                   have lost the meet to the very strong Club          Schempp (18), Kyle Surber (15), Abraham                                                                in the 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke.
final score for the meet was DBAC 535.5,           Sport Tidal Wave, (702.5 - 279.5), but the                                                             victory, with only a 70 point margin, 534.50
Briarhill 432.5.                                                                                       Barrera (14), James Cheney (14), Eric              to 463.50.                                          Evan Carlo, Moriah Simonds and Shelby
                                                   competition was not without its highlights.         Hildebrand (14), Riley Murtagh (14), Kevin                                                             Swanson set new personal best times in each
    Outstanding swimmers coming in first           The biggest bright spot for the Meadows was                                                                 Both teams turned in some great perfor-
for each event they were entered into: For                                                             Romine (14), Braden Holt (12), Collin              mances, with many swimmers lowering their           of their races. Kylie Clark put in a strong
                                                   Jack Geasa setting a new club record in the 9-      Miller (11), Jack Miller (9), Tara Joshi (8),                                                          performance in the 100 and 200 breaststroke
DBAC: Harshith Kaveri-6, Katie Tsui-10,            10 100 yard IM. Geasa broke Jeremy Morley’s                                                            best times. The Green Gators top performers
Jax Pedersen-9, Daniel Huang-12,                                                                       Cole Reznick (7) and TJ Meagher (5)                were Stephanie Chiu (12), Nicolette Randle          events.
                                                   26 year-old record, by almost a second,                  The top female swimmers for the Sharks        (10), Makenna Toney (5), Maya Cipriano                   Nina Hayes, Evan Carlo and Alex
    For Briarhill Brandon Lind-16                  swimming a 1:24.11. In one of the few events
    Other swimmers with 1 or more first                                                                were Astra Birznieks (16), Elsa Schwaninger        (12), and Claire Suen (6), for the girls. For       Gonzales will be representing the
                                                   dominated by the Sharks, Nick Tucker placed         (14), Kaala Cheney (13), Dana Long (12),           the boys, Brenden Warren (6), Reece Toney           Aquacowboys at the Far Western Champion-
place finishes: DBAC: Aliyah Baxter-6,             second behind Geasa. Geasa also won the                                                                (8), Jorell Toney (11), Jason Van Dorn (14),
Preston Sim-6, Iris Chang-14, Alex Grotegut-                                                           Annie Geasa (12), Kyra Schwaninger (12),                                                               ships on July 30 - August 3.
                                                   freestyle; the only Shark to win two indi-          Kamryn Brown (11), Haley Isaacs (10),              and Jimmy Bowen (12), were tops.                         Results: Boys: 15-16: Evan Carlo —
14, Madison Fleshman-6, Emily Tincher-7,           vidual events for the day, while Tucker                                                                     The Stingrays top girls were Isabella
Hannah Tsui-9, Mattias Lindell-12, Jaemin                                                              Alyson Isaacs (10), Meghan Pickett (8),                                                                400 Individual Medley, 5:32.54, 200 back-
                                                   managed to get a first place of his own in the      Sidney Vaeth (8), Kyra Thordsen (6) and            Foster (6), Meghan Hogue (8), Colleen               stroke, 13th, 2:28.44, 100 backstroke, 16th,
Kim-13, Hanna Lurie-6, Miara Pipe-8, Timo-         butterfly.                                                                                             Mayes (16), and Jaclyn Strom (14). Top
thy Huang-8, Zachary Corbishley-9, Chris                                                               Amelia Kelly (5)                                   Stingray boys were Trevor Landas (17), Cole         1:09.02, 200 Individual Medley, 2:28.92.
                                                         Another bright spot occurred when the              The top male swimmers for the Sharks                                                              Girls: 9-10: Moriah Simonds — 100 breast-
Kim-14, Kaleb Pedersen-12, Trevor Bielby-          Sharks went 1-2 in the 7-8 girls breaststroke.                                                         Payan (18), Max Jorgenson (6), Eric Crispell
14, Grace Kim-6, Sofia Barrera-8, Rachel                                                               were Kevin Driver (17), Miro Asadourian            (13), and Eric Gates (15). Other strong             stroke, 1:42.13, Sarah Swanson — 100
                                                   Meghan Pickett took first place while Sidney        (15), Sneharth Mukherjee (15), Joey Silva                                                              breaststroke, 1:44.63, 50 breaststroke, 46.72.
Becker-10, Sam Tincher-9, Rachel Bench-            Vaeth grabbed second. Vaeth turned the                                                                 performances by Dublin were turned in by
12, David Becker-13, Casey Polon-16.                                                                   (15), Alec Kron (13), David Walsh (13),            Olivia Cano (8), Mary E. Brillante (12),
                                                   tables on Pickett in the butterfly, placing first   Chris Bush (12), Conner Greene (12), Colin
Briarhill: Callan Jackman-8, Andrew Voit-8,        to Pickett’s third place finish.                                                                       Matty Banks (14), Alexandra Torrez (10),
Haley Lukas-12, Kirsten Johansson-15, Joey                                                             Burke (11), Perry Cheney (11), Jack Geasa          Kristen Warren (10), Stefen Dillon (10), Ren
                                                        Two relay teams, both 11-12 free relays,       (10), Nicholas Tucker (10), Joseph Geasa (8),      Bennett (8), Christopher Fernainy (12), Jeff
Grywczynski-7, Kristin Horrillo-12, Mara           got to the wall first for Pleasanton Meadows.
Page-13, Jacob Allman-5, Fiona Somerville-                                                             Blake Tucker (8), Cody Vaeth (6) and Aaron         Van Dorn (17), and Jack Behm (8). Del
                                                   Swimming those relays were Kyra                     Zheng (6)                                          Prado’s other top contributors include Alyssa
10, Crystal Fisher-14, Shannon Corrigan-           Schwaninger, Juliana Herrera, Dana Long,                                                               Bardakos (8), Niki Doi (16), Megan Doi (10),
15, Nicholas Kouri-16, Matthew                                                                              1st place finishers for Club Sport girls:
                                                   and Annie Geasa, for the girls; and Colin           6&U 25Y free, Kate Carroll, 29.08; 7-8 25Y         Stephanie Doi (13), Taylor Peterson (18),
Grywczynski-9, Britney Achziger-11,                Burke, Chris Bush, Sean Burke, and Perry                                                               Michael McMasters (6), Cameron Kurotori
Madeleine Cottingham-15, Kyle Garcia-15.                                                               free, Julia Wood, 18.56; 11-12 50Y free,
                                                   Cheney, for the boys.                               Catherine Cheney, 34.99; 13-14 50Y free,           (12), Christopher Nespor (14), Matthew Sun
    Briarhill Pool Records broken by                    Rounding out the first place finishers for                                                        (14), and Jake Newman (10).
Briarhill members: Boys 7-8 25 Yard free                                                               Nichole Maria Chi, 29.10; 15-18 50Y free,               1st Place Girls Results: Girls 6 & Under
                                                   the Sharks where Alyson Isaacs in the 9-10          Sara Schoch, 26.88; 6&U 25Y fly, Kate
previously held by Michael Groves 13.10 14         free and Blake Tucker in the 7-8 backstroke.                                                           25 free: Suen, Claire, DUB-CC, 19.68. 25
broken by Andrew Voit with a new time                                                                  Carroll, 33.19; 9-10 25Y fly, Lexi Venema,         back: Toney, Makenna, DUB-CC, 31.65. 25
                                                        Girls 9-10, 50 free: Isaacs, Alyson,           17.58; 11-12 50Y fly, Gabrielle Stratiotis,
12.42; Girls 11-12 50 Yard breaststroke            Pleasanton Meadows 32.89; Boys 9-10 50                                                                 breast: Toney, Makenna, DUB-CC, 37.20.
previously held as a tie by Cory Pensky and                                                            36.74; 13-14 50Y fly, Elle Surber, 32.14; 15-      25 fly: Suen, Claire, DUB-CC, 25.23.
                                                   free: Geasa, Jack, Pleasanton Meadows 33.08;        18 50Y fly, Alyse Bateman, 29.03; 6&U 25Y
Marissa Bergh 30.56 1996 and 17 respec-            Girls 7-8 25 fly: Vaeth, Sidney, Pleasanton                                                                 Girls 7-8 25 free: Bardakos, Alyssa, DP-
tively, broken by Haley Lukas new time                                                                 breast, Tara Daly, 42.04; 9-10 25Y breast,         CC, 17.60. 25 back: Bardakos, Alyssa, DP-
                                                   Meadows 19.96 21.81; Boys 9-10 25 fly:              Jacqueline Wood, 21.62; 11-12 50Y breast,          CC, 21.46. 25 breast: Hogue, Meghan, DP-
29.48; Girls 13-14 50 Yard breaststroke            Tucker, Nick, Pleasanton Meadows 16.67;
previously held by Shannon Corrigan 29.44                                                              Gabrielle Stratiotis, 40.32; 13-14 50Y breast,     CC, 23.55. 25 fly: Cano, Olivia, DUB-CC,
                                                   Girls 7-8 25 breaststroke: Pickett, Meghan,         Elle Surber, 38.14; 15-18 50Y breast, Alyse        21.19.
15, broken by Crystal Fisher, new time             Pleasanton Meadows, 24 26.18, Vaeth,                                                                        Girls 9-10 50 free: Doi, Megan, DP-CC,
29.33; Boys 15-18 50 Yard free previously                                                              Bateman, 35.26; 9-10 100Y IM, Jacqueline
                                                   Sidney, Pleasanton Meadows, 26.18;                  Wood, 1:27.06, 11-12 100Y IM, Gabrielle            34.80. 25 back: Randle, Nicolette, DUB-
held by Brent Reed 18.37 14, broken by                   Boys 9-10 100 IM: Geasa, Jack, Pleas-                                                            CC, 19.98. 25 breast: Warren, Kristen, DUB-
Brandon Lind new time 18.31; Boys 15-18                                                                Stratiotis, 1:22.39; 13-14 100Y IM, Elle
                                                   anton Meadows 1:24.11, 1st; Tucker, Nick,           Surber, 1:11.76, 15-18 100Y IM, Alyse              CC, 21.74. 25 fly: Torrez, Alexandra, DUB-
50 Yard fly previously held by Brent Reed          Pleasanton Meadows 1:26.85 2nd; Boys 7-                                                                CC, 19.03. 100 Yard IM: Doi, Megan, DP-
19.63 14, broken by Brandon Lind new time                                                              Bateman, 1:07.48; 6&U 25Y back, Chenoa             CC, 1:29.44.
                                                   8 25 back: Tucker, Blake, Pleasanton Mead-          Bodero, 32.66; 7-8 25Y back, Amber
19.42; Boys 15-18 100 Yard IM previously           ows 21.48; Girls 11-12 200 free relay:                                                                      Girls 11-12 50 free: Chiu, Stephanie,
held by Noel Sollom-Brotherton 44.94 2004,                                                             Fornoles, 24.48; 9-10 25Y back, Meagan             DUB-CC, 30.47. 50 back: Chiu, Stephanie,
                                                   Pleasanton Meadows 2:24.16 )Schwaninger,            Tang, 19.80; 11-12 25Y back, Kellie Aquino,
broken by Brandon Lind new time 44.63.             Kyra, Herrera, Juliana, Long, Dana, Geasa,                                                             DUB-CC, 37.86. 50 breast: Cipriano, Maya,
     Girls 6 & Under: 25 free: Baxter, Aliyah,                                                         39.85; 13-14 50Y Nichole Maria Cui, 34.14;         DUB-CC, 40.10. 50 fly: Brillante, Mary E,
                                                   Annie); Mixed 11-12 200 free relay: Pleasan-
DBAC, 19.73. 25 back: Kim, Grace, DBAC,            ton Meadows 2:11.87 (Burke, Colin, Bush,                                                               DUB-CC, 36.13. 100 Yard IM: Cipriano,
25.79. 25 breaststroke Lurie, Hanna, DBAC,         Chris, Burke, Sean, Cheney, Perry).
27.18. 25 fly: Fleshman, Madison, DBAC,
    Girls 7-8 25 free: Jackman, Callan,            Briarhill vs. Ruby Hill
Briarhill, 13.39. 25 back: Barrera, Sofia,             Briarhill Barracudas of Dublin swam
DBAC, 17.61. 25 breaststroke: Pipe, Miara,         against Ruby Hill of Pleasanton this past
DBAC, 19.40. 25 fly: Tincher, Emily,               Saturday, at the Briarhill Pool in Dublin. It
DBAC, 15.39.                                       was a competitive meet with Briarhill beating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Independent, JULY 17, 2008 - PAGE 7

                                                                                                                             Scouts Raise New Flag for Kaiser-Livermore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            By Teresa Trump and
beth Dimits 1:40.58, Thomas Neufeld              13-14 100Y IM, Iris Chang, 1:08.43; 7-8                                                                                                                                                                     Franklin Kerstetter
1:33.72.                                         25Y back, Sofia Barrera, 22.71; 11-12 50Y
    11-12 Girls and Boys: 50 free: Shannon       back, Rachel Bench, 38.48;                                                                                                                                                                               On Thursday, July 3, Kaiser
Melrose 31.26, Jeremy Edwards 34.81; 50              1st place finishers for DBAC Boys were                                                                                                                                                           Permanente Medical Offices in
back: Nicole Crowder 33.40, Trent Trump          9-10 50Y free, Jax Pedersen, 35.96; 11-12                                                                                                                                                            Livermore honored a new flag
35.46; 50 breast: Leah Flannery 41.14, Paul      50Y free, Daniel Huang, 30.46; 13-14 50Y
Epperson 45.17; 50 fly: Elizabeth McCall         free, Alec Grotegut, 28.07; 11-12 50Y fly,                                                                                                                                                           with the help of some local scouts
36.63, Trent Trump 32.68; 100 IM: Shan-          Andy Lee, 38.74; 13-14 50Y fly, Alec                                                                                                                                                                 in preparation for the nations’
non Melrose 1:19.92, Trent Trump 1:17.57.        Grotegut, 32.43; 6&U 25Y breast, Harshith                                                                                                                                                            birthday. Trent Trump, of Boy
    13-14 Girls and Boys: 50 free: Natalie       Kaveri, 36.42; 11-12 50Y breast, Daniel
Dimits 29.74, Michael Hawkins 25.92; 50          Huang, 38.46; 11-12 100Y IM, Mattias                                                                                                                                                                 Scout Troop 924, directed the
breast: Kelly Douglas 38.40, Michael             Lindell, 1:22.60; 6&U 25Y back, Harshith                                                                                                                                                             color guard of Cub Scouts and
Hawkins 36.21; 50 back: Ryan Gewondjian          Kaveri, 31.10; 11-15 50Y back, Kaleb                                                                                                                                                                 Girl Scouts through the ceremony
36.69; 50 fly: Natalie Dimits 34.74, Kevin       Pedersen, 36.35.
Johnston 31.71; 100 IM: McKenna Stevulak                                                                                                                                                                                                              of raising the colors. The color
1:16.55, Kevin Johnston 1:13.63.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      guard consisted of Charles
    15-18 Girls and Boys: 50 free: Kayleigh      CYO Basketball                                                                                                                                                                                       Fillipucci, Reece Kerstetter, Ben
Torres 28.83, Matthew Hawkins 27.66; 50
back Tara Torres 37.49, Briant Jacobs
                                                      St. Michael's/St. Charles CYO Basket-                                                                                                                                                           and Michelle Roller, Anthony
                                                 ball is now accepting registration for the 08/
28.46; 50 fly: Kayleigh Torres 33.43,            09 season.         Register on-line at                                                                                                                                                               and Christopher Spezzano, and
Matthew Hawkins 27.60; 50 breast: Derek for players 1st-8th grade,                                                                                                                                                           Collin and Larissa Trump.
Gutierrez 32.55; 100 IM: Matthew Hawkins
                                                 coaches and referees. Sign-ups on line con-                                                                                                                                                              Several administrators, staff
                                                 clude August 24th. Visit the website for
                                                 more       information         or       email                                                                                                                                                        and members of Kaiser were there
Phantom Title                           Open to Livermore                                                                                                                                                                 to commemorate the new flag and
    The Pleasanton 10C Phantom Softball
                                                 residents.                                                                                                                                                                                           joined the scouts in reciting the
Team won the Tahoe-Incline 10C division                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pledge of Allegiance. As the new
tournament July 5-6 for their second cham-       Livermore Fall Ball                                                                                                                                                                                  Star Spangled Banner began to
pionship of the season. On Saturday they             Livermore National Little League will                                                                                                                                                            wave, bugler Franklin Kerstetter
went 3-0 with a combined total of 34 runs        offer fall ball in Livermore. It is open to        Pictured are participants in the flag-raising.
scored with 3 against. On Sunday they won        players who are age 7 before August 1, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of Troop 924 paid tribute by play-
the semifinal game 15-0 and went on to an        through players who are 14 before August 1,                                                                                                                                                          ing the bugle call, To the Colors.
8-6 victory over the Los Gatos/ Saratoga         2008.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Each year at the Kaiser medi-
Magic in the championship game.                      Games will be at Junction Ave. Middle
    Top offensive payers were Nadia              School, 298 Junction Ave. The teams will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cal offices the administration re-
Firoozmand, Kyra Sexton, Dani Hammer,            play on Sundays September 7, 2008 - October                                                                                                                                                          places the old flag with a new one,
Carley Robertson, and Lauren Blach. De-          26, 2008. Teams will be formed early Au-                                                                                                                                                             due to the weathering condition
fensive stand-outs were Madison Avery,                                                                   Organizations wishing to run notices in      seminar about the community plan to go solar     and probate law. This educational forum will
                                                 gust. Fees are $100.00 includes shirt & hat                                                                                                           take place on July 29 at 7:00 PM at the        of the flag. This year the admin-
Maddie Gallagher, Jenna O’Neal, Jessica           Sign ups will be on July 22, from 5:30-7:30       Bulletin Board, send information to PO Box        this summer 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the
O’Neal, Jenyce Dutcher, Regan Lacy, and                                                             1198, Livermore, CA 94551, in care of             Cultural Arts Center Studio - 4477 Black         Livermore public Library: 1188 S. Liver-       istration contacted Senior Health
                                                 at Mountain Mike's (1304 1st St.) and July                                                                                                            more Ave., Livermore. RSVP to Greg Lanet
Haley Wisenberg. Nalani Scates and Dani                                                             Bulletin Board. Include name of organiza-         Ave., Pleasanton. Also July 19 Akeena Solar
Hammer were lights out on the mound for
                                                 29 from 5:30-7:30 at Mountain Mike's (1472
                                                                                                    tion, meeting date, time, place and theme or      and SunRun seminar about the community           at 443-4734.                                   Educator Sharon Roller, whose
                                                 N. Vasco Rd). Anyone who is not currently                                                                                                                 Wise Water Use, Conserving water           son is a scout, and asked if there
Phantom both days.                               a player with LNLL, send a copy of birth           subject. Phone number and contact person          plan to go solar this summer, 10 a.m. at the
                                                                                                    should also be included.                          Livermore Community Center, 4444 East            saves money. Discover water saving tips and    were scouts willing to perform a
                                                 Certificate when registering, players will not                                                                                                        devices that can significantly reduce water
                                                                                                         Pleasanton Senior VIP Club, holding          Ave. Sponsored by Livermore Solar Electric-
Bowling News                                     be registered until certificate is on file. The
                                                                                                    8th annual country-western barbecue on Mon.,      ity Group (more details at our web page          consumption. The Dublin San Ramon Ser-         flag ceremony. Roller then con-
                                                 league is open to all Livermore residents who                                                                                                         vices District will show how to audit water    tacted cub scout leaders, Shan-
     Youth Bowler Jeoffrey Anderson rolled       want to play.                                      July 28, 11:30 a.m. Good food and country-
his highest game ever in the Friday Family                                                          western entertainment. Tickets $6 per person,          Native Sons of the Golden West, Las         consumption, eliminate waste, protect our      non Kerstetter and Teresa Trump,
                                                     Coaches needed for all .Games will                                                                                                                water resources, and get valuable rebates.
Affair League. With a current average of                                                            available at the travel desk until July 23.       Positas Parlor No. 96, Livermore, BBQ and
164, Jeoffrey started the night with a 267.
                                                 include San Ramon and Dublin leagues
                                                                                                    Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.,       trap shoot, Sat., Aug. 2, Livermore-Pleasan-     Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.,    who organized the group of
                                                 Umpires will be paid for games For more                                                                                                               Tuesday, July 22, 10am to 11:30am, $1.50       scouts. As stated by Sharon Roller,
Graham Scott in the Thursday Swingers            information, please call 925-719-2289              Pleasanton.                                       ton Rod and Gun Club, 10 a.m. shoot starts
League rolled 179 over series average in his                                                             Livermore Peripheral Neuropathy              for members only; dinner 4:30 p.m. Informa-      Residents / $2 Nonresidents.                   “It is our hope that this event of
                                                 www.lnll.usor            e-mail         Jaimie,                                                                                                           RELIGION
series including games of 299 and 257.                                                              Support Group, meets Tues., July 22, 10           tion, Mark, 209-830-9407.
     In the Tuesday Cocktail League, Duane
                                                                                                    a.m. at Heritage Estates Retirement Commu-             Wine in the Garden series, Thurs., July         Tri-Valley Unity Church, Sunday’s          scouts raising the flag will be-
                                                                                                    nity second floor conference room, 900 E.         24, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Rosewood Gardens,             sermon topic by guest speaker Dr. Richard      come a tradition here at the Kai-
Moschetti bowled 162 over series average                                                                                                                                                               Southern is “Spiritually Unlimited: Free to
with 266 and 258 games. Zane Morgan in           Fall Softball Leagues                              Stanley Blvd., Livermore. All are welcome.
                                                                                                    Iren Romoda, Feldenkrais Movement in-
                                                                                                                                                      Livermore, food and wine pairing featuring
                                                                                                                                                      wines from Tenuta Vineyards. Space is
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Grow.” Service at 10 a.m. at the Radisson,     ser medical offices.”
Gene’s Pro Shop Championship Trio league             The Livermore Area Recreation and Park                                                                                                            6680 Regional St., Dublin. All are welcome.
rolled 135 over his 4 game series with games     District is currently accepting team registra-     structor, will demonstrate and speak about        limited, RSVP by July 21 to 443-7200.            (925) 829-2733.
of 290-205-274-186. Keith Wilson in the          tion for the Fall Softball Leagues. Men’s          pain management through movement therapy.              Tutors Sought, If you can read this, you
Original Guys & Dolls went 80 over his           leagues are offered Monday, Wednesday and          Information, Lorene Stack 447-6158 or Ann         can help someone else who can’t. The Liver-
average with a 243 game.                         Thursday nights. Coed Business league is           Laye 443-4098.                                    more READ Project is currently seeking
     Youth bowler Michael Bumanlag rolled        offered Tuesday nights, and regular Coed is             Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale,          volunteer tutors to help motivated adults
a 268 game in the Sunday Family Affair.          offered Friday nights.                             July 26-27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. San Francisco        improve basic reading and writing skills.
     Ongoing “Learn To Bowl” program for             Games will begin the week of Aug. 4 and        County Fair Bldg., 9th and Lincoln, Golden        Free tutor training workshops will be held at
youths is available at Granada Bowl Satur-       run about 10 weeks, plus playoffs. Individual      Gate Park. Admission is free. Hosted by the       the Livermore Library on Monday, July 21st,
day from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Cost is            players can call and be placed on a Player Free-   Northern California Cactus & Succulent            from 7-9PM and on Saturday, July 26th,
$12.00 per person and includes a hotdog and      Agent List. For more information or to             Association. Plant display, sale, free draw-      from 9AM-4PM. Please plan to attend both
soda at the end of the session.                  receive a registration packet, call Beanie         ings, free seminars. Information, Chuck           sessions. To register for the training, or for
                                                 Lucivero at 925-373-5732.                          Breese, 362-0690.                                 more information, call 373-5507. The READ
                                                                                                         Widowed Men and Women of North-              Project is a service of the Livermore Library.
Club Sport vs. DBAC                                                                                 ern CA., Wed., July 23, early bird special             ClutterLess (CL) is a nonprofit, peer-
     The determined Club Sport Tidal Waves       Tri for Fun                                        dinner at Pleasanton Hotel, 5 p.m., $25.75,
                                                                                                    RSVP by July 19, Barbara 426-8876. Fri.,
                                                                                                                                                      based, self-help, support group for people
                                                                                                                                                      with difficulty discarding unwanted posses-
defeated the spirited DBAC Piranhas 574 to            On Your Mark Event’s Tri-For-Fun
397 in the 3rd week of the Tri Valley Swim                                                          July 25, happy hour in Castro Valley, 4:30        sions. Cluttering is a psychological issue,
                                                 Triathlon Series’ 2nd leg (of four) will be held   p.m., RSVP by July 23 Lorraine 510-247-           not an organizing issue. Is clutter stressing
League season.                                   on Saturday, July 19, 7:00 a.m., at Shadow
     The top female swimmers for the Tidal                                                          3305. Sun., July 26, lunch in Dublin, 11:30       you out? Meetings every Monday 7:00 to
                                                 Cliffs Regional Park. There are a few remain-      a.m. Panera Bakery Cafe, RSVP Kathy 398-          8:30 pm at St. Mary & St. John Coptic
Waves were Danielle Alvari (16), Gabrielle       ing spots open.
Stratiotis (12), Savannah Wieser (11),                                                              8005 by July 24. Sun., July 27, 11:45 a.m.        Orthodox Church. Room 7, 4300 Mirador
                                                      The remaining 2008 On Your Mark               breakfast buffet in San Ramon, Marriott           Drive, Pleasanton. Just come, or call: 925-
Chenoa Bodero (6), Tara Daly (6), Jana           Events’ Tri-For-Fun Series dates are August
Gaytan (17), Cayla Jetter (13), Rachel                                                              Hotel, $18.25, RSVP by July 23 to Marsha,         297-9246.
                                                 16 for the Tri-For-Fun #3 and September 21         830-8483.., July 29, 12:30 p.m. lunch in                Tri-Valley Holistic Moms Network
Miller (15), Kelsey Ouyang (10), Elle            for the Tri-For-Real. All races start at 7:00
Surber (13), Meagan Tang (10), Lexi Venema                                                          Pleasanton Eddie Papas, RSVP by July 25           meets Monday, July 21, 7 p.m. Dr. Ward
                                                 a.m., at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, 2500         to Kay 606-1757.                                  Eccles will present a discussion on holistic
(10) and Julia Wood (8)                          Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton.
     The top male swimmers for the Tidal                                                                 Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring             dentistry. Meet at Tahara @ In My Nature
                                                      The Tri-For-Fun features a course dis-        Club, Sat., July 19, 35 miles from Pleasan-       located at 4725 First Street #270, (Civic
Waves were Conner Daly (10), Stephen             tance of 400-yard Swim (warm, clean lake);
Jacobe (18), Christopher Jhong (8), Kevin                                                           ton Sports Park through Danville to Tassajara     Center Station at the intersection of Bernal
                                                 11-mile bike (loop course, flat streets); 3-       and Livermore, meet 10 a.m. Jim Kohnen,           and First St.) in Pleasanton. Park in the lot
Romine (14), Kyle Surber (15), Sammy             mile run (rolling fire trail).
Chase (8), Cody Ellgas (14), Ryan Fornoles                                                          828-3623. Sun., July 20, 108 miles endur-         facing Bernal. Monthly meetings are held on
                                                      Entry fee for the three Tri-For-Funs is       ance race, meet 8 a.m. at Concannon and S.        the third Monday of each month. There is no
(15), Anthony Jhong (10), JR Ku (5), Justin      $55 in advance, and $65 day of. Participants
Lee (10), Cole Reznick (7) and Jonathan Ye                                                          Livermore Ave., Gary Lusso 324-4842               charge for first time visitors or for Chapter
                                                 will receive a commemorative T-shirt, re-          (RSVP if riding). Sun., July 20, 20 miles         members. For further information, please
(6).                                             freshments, snacks, and entry into the always
     The top female swimmers for the Pira-                                                          Orinda BART along San Pablo Dam Rd. to            visit or e-mail Tri-
                                                 exciting raffle (must be present to win). ($65     El Sobrante, meet 9 a.m. at Briones Regional
nhas were Madison Fleshman (6), Katie            advance, and $75 day of for the Tri-For-Real,
Tsui (10), Iris Chang (14), Rachel Bench                                                            Park, Claudia Eckelmann, 360-1446. Wed.,               Estate Planning Forum, Greg Lanet of
                                                 which also includes trophies and medals.)          July 23, 28 miles southside of Livermore,         the Lanet Team will be presenting Jennifer L.
(12), Emily Tincher (7), Miara Pipe (8),         Event flyer:
Sofia Barrera (6), Hanna Lurie (6) and Anika                                                        meet 9 a.m. at corner of S. Livermore and         Thaete of Abramson & Thaete, LLP, a local
                                                 Applications/TriSeries.pdf                         Pacific, Bill Goodwin, 487-0521. Wed.,            certified specialist in estate planning, trust
Kilkenny (11)                                         Check-in and registration will begin at
     The top male swimmers for the Pira-                                                            July 23, 25 miles Shannon Center through
                                                 5:00 a.m., with the first wave hitting the         Dublin, San Ramon and Dougherty Valley,
nhas were Daniel Huang (12), Harshith            water at 7:00 a.m.
Kaveri (6), Alec Grotegut (14), Kaleb                                                               meet 6 p.m. Gary Lusso, 324-4842. Anyone
                                                      To register or to receive more information    planning to go on a ride is asked to call the
Pedersen (12), Jax Pedersen (9), Mattias         about On Your Mark Events’ Tri-For-Fun
Lindell (12), Andy Lee (12), Nicholas Wee                                                           leader for details on where to meet and what
                                                 Triathlon Series, call 209-795-7832 or visit       to bring.
(15), Andrew Silva (9), Chris Mowry (14),
Shelby Luth (14), Brian Li (7), Austin Kim                                                                Livermore Lioness Club welcomes
(13), Timothy Huang (8), Paarsa Heidari                                                             new members at their regular monthly meet-
                                                                                                    ing on the first Tuesday of each month, at 6:30
(7), Jerry Gan (9) and Zachary Corbishley
                                                 Youth Football/Cheer                               pm. Participating in the many activities of the
     1st place finishers for Club Sport Girls:       Livermore Youth Football & Cheer               group is a great way to meet local people. The
7-8 25Y free, Julia Wood, 18.92; 11-12 50Y       (LYF&C) is a full contact football league that     Lioness is a service club, sponsored by the
free, Savannah Wieser, 32.07; 15-18 50Y          has been established for 35 years. The league’s    Livermore Lions Club, that helps many
free, Rachel Miller, 28.35; 9-10 25Y fly,        motto is “children first game second.” The         worthy causes in our community. Lioness’s
Lexi Venema, 17.75; 11-12 50Y fly,               league focuses on teaching the fundamentals        main focus are women, children and family
Gabrielle Stratiotis, 35.53; 15-18 50Y fly,      of both football and cheer that are needed to      issues, in addition to helping the blind. For
Jana Gaytan, 29.78; 6&U 25Y breast, Tara         make the transition into high school both          information please call 925-443-4543.
Daly, 37.88; 9-10 25Y breast, Kelsey             rewarding and as smooth as possible. The                The American Ruling Class: A Dra-
Ouyang, 21.06; 11-12 50Y breast, Gabrielle       league works with the local high schools to        matic, Documentary Musical, will be shown
Stratiotis, 40.74; 13-14 50Y breast, Cayla       ensure participants are learning the funda-        on Sat., July 26 at 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall,
Jetter, 38.28; 15-18 50Y breast, Danielle        mental.                                            6250 Village Parkway, Dublin. This event
Alvari, 35.77; 11-12 100Y IM, Savannah               Safety is the biggest concern. All coaches     is a non-affiliated, non-partisan event, open
Wieser, 1:23.76; 15-18 100Y IM, Danielle         are CPR and First Aid certified as well as         to the public, free/$3.00 donations accepted,
Alvari, 1:10.68; 6&U 25Y back, Chenoa            NYSCA certified. All coaches are required to       wheelchair accessible, and refreshments are
Bodero, 33.71; 9-10 25Y back, Meagan             attend coaching clinics each year to strengthen    provided. Meet & greet begins at 6:30 PM,
Tang, 19.02; 13-14 50Y back, Elle Surber,        their knowledge of the game.                       while a short discussion follows the film,
32.87; 15-18 50Y back, Danielle Alvari,              Squads compete in the highly competi-          which is a playful, yet serious, guided safari
31.60;                                           tive Diablo Valley Youth Football Confer-          through the tribal haunts of the power elite,
     1st place finishers for Club Sport Boys     ence (DVYFC). It consists of 18 “city” teams       lead by Lewis Lapham (editor of Harper’s
were 7-8 25Y free, Cole Reznick, 16.99; 15-      that attract the best football players and         magazine). Some of his merrymakers include
18 50Y free, Kyle Surber, 22.92; 6&U 25Y         cheerleaders in the Alameda and Contra Costa       Barbara Ehrenreich, Kurt Vonnegut, Pete
fly, JR Ku, 29.56; 7-8 25Y fly, Christopher      counties.                                          Seeger, Robert Altman, and more! For more
Jhong, 21.13; 9-10 25Y fly, Conner Daly,             There are 5 levels to tryout for with ages     information, call 925-462-3459.
17.91; 15-18 50Y fly, Ryan Fornoles,             7 to 14 (football), 5 to 14 (cheerleading).             Free Diabetes Support Group, Alameda
29.58; 7-8 25Y breast, Christopher Jhong,        Registration will be held July 21 from 6-8 pm      County Public Health Diabetes Program.
22.59; 9-10 25Y breast, Anthony Jhong,           at Round Table Pizza 1024 East Stanley             Open to all people with diabetes and their
21.78; 13-14 50Y breast, Kevin Romine,           Blvd.      Information         at     web-site     families or friends. Every 2nd Wednesday of
35.61; 15-18 50Y breast, Kyle Surber,                 or     email     the month 2pm - 4pm Dublin Senior Center,
32.40; 9-10 100Y IM, Conner Daly,                                     7600 Amador Valley Blvd, Dublin. Please
1:28.27; 13-14 100Y IM, Kevin Romine,                The league is currently accepting appli-       call 510-383-5185 to register.
1:11.24; 15-18 100Y IM, Stephen Jacobe,          cations for both football and cheer coaches for         Livermore Solar Electricity Group,
1:04.27; 7-8 25Y back, Sammy Chase,              the upcoming season.                               Saturday, July 19 REC Solar and SunRun
22.63; 9-1025Y back, Justin Lee, 18.06;
13-14 50Y back, Cody Ellgas, 34.76; 15-
18 50Y back, Stephen Jacobe, 29.14;
     1st place finishers for DBAC Girls were
6&U 25Y free, Madison Fleshman, 25.80;
9-10 50Y free, Katie Tsui, 33.28; 13-14
50Y free, Iris Chang, 26.82; 6&U 25Y fly,
Madison Fleshman, 31.28, 7-8 25Y fly,
Emily Tincher, 19.88; 13-14 50Y fly, Iris
Chang, 30.06; 7-8 25Y breast, Miara Pipe,
24.98; 9-10 100Y IM, Katie Tsui, 1:30.04;
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         ‘Compleat Works’ Offers                                                                                             Find the 'Golden Ticket' at Willy Wonka
    Kaleidoscope of Words and Action                                                                                  Willy Wonka Junior comes to
                                                                                                                   the Bankhead Theater on August
                                                                                                                   15, 16, & 17. Each child attend-
                                                                                                                                                               selves. This allows students to
                                                                                                                                                               learn multiple roles in a 4 week
                                                                                                                                                               period and perform in 1 or all 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                              shows. Another special feature of
                                                                                                                                                                                                              the camp is the mid-day lunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                              break. Students are taken to lo-
By Susan Mayall                       lusions and memorable phrases -       It’s a super spoof, literate and vi-   ing the performance will receive            shows. Customized curriculum is                cal parks for lunch-time picnics
    After a week of sizzling heat     some of them Shakespeare’s! The       sually entertaining. The actors’       a free Wonka Bar – and a prize              written by the director Deborah                and good old summer playtime.
it was a perfect summer evening       three actors, Nikolai Lokteff, Ted    timing, whether impromptu or           for the child with the golden               McQueen to assist children in                     ActSmarts is the only theater
for the gala grand opening of the     D’Agostino and James Hiser leap,      scripted, was perfect. I’m not sure    ticket.                                     reaching a deeper understanding                program in the Tri-Valley that
2008 Livermore Shakespeare            literally and figuratively, from      how you’d take it if you knew no          Ticket prices are $8.00 for              of the show and the text. Students             produces theater by children –
Festival at Concannon Vineyard.       role to role, changing costumes       Shakespeare at all, but perhaps        children, $10.00 for Seniors and            in Willy Wonka Junior will learn               for children. Its mission has al-
Guests gathered under the grape       and characters and sometimes          you’d       react      the     way     $12.00 for adults. The 1 p.m. and           about the cocoa bean, and how                  ways been to offer educationally
arbor for dinner and good Conc-       actually disappearing from the        Shakespeare’s own audience may         3 p.m. shows feature children be-           to make chocolate candy bars.                  sound artistic experiences that
                                                                            have reacted to Pyramus and            tween the ages of 3-10 and the 6            Additionally they will learn                   meet or exceed the National Stan-
annon wine. Players from the          scene. Aspects of Shakespeare’s                                              p.m. and 8 p.m. shows feature
                                                                            Thisbe and the Wall in “Midsum-                                                    about the art and era of Peter Max             dards in the Arts, while maintain-
company performed snippets            plays (the parts not emphasized                                              children between the ages of 11-            and black light effects.
from Twelfth Night, strolling         when I was in school!) receive        mer Night’s Dream.” They prob-                                                                                                    ing a child-centered approach.
                                                                                                                   17.                                             ActSmarts covers all the ba-               The goal is to build a children’s
minstrels entertained.                full attention here, like bestial-    ably rolled on the floor of the           ActSmarts Children’s Summer              sics of any good theater camp                  theater company here in Liver-
    As the sun went down people       ity, lust, incest, androgyny. The     Globe, even if most of them knew       Theater Camp commissioned sets              including dance, vocal training,
                                                                            no classics.                                                                                                                      more that is on par with San Jose
gradually wandered across the         players are “racially challenged”                                            for the production that feature             acting lessons, set design, and                Children’s Theater & Palo Alto
lawn. Seats were ranged in front      by “Othello” and come up with a           So even if you think you hate      Seusically shaped Peter Max de-             prop building, yet it moves be-
                                                                            Shakespeare, try out this show. It                                                                                                Youth Theater. There are four re-
of the old Victorian house that       hilarious “Afro-Italian Rap” ver-                                            signs to be used with Black                 yond these traditional areas for               maining slots available in the
had recently been moved from          sion. “Titus Androgynous”             forced me to look up “Titus            Lights in the theater. Unlike tra-          instance, to include a sewing lab              camp which begins July 21-Au-
its site on Tesla Road. Its new       serves a pie made of blood and        Andronicus.” And don’t worry           ditional theater organizations              of 10 machines. Students study                 gust 15, from 9-4. For additional
white paint, its porches and pil-     ground bones to the victims’          about the children - they’ll go        that audition children for parts,           sewing for four weeks and make                 information               contact
lars formed an eye catching back-     mother. Ophelia is analyzed, and      for the slapstick and won’t no-        students in this camp work                  decisions on costume designs          or
drop for the low brick platform       the whole audience helps put the      tice the innuendos. It’s a great       collaboratively to cast them-               and fabric choices for their                   call 925-245-0283.
where the performance took            “layers” of her psyche together       family outing for a summer
place.                                again. The three kings pass their     evening, with a beautiful setting
    And what a performance! All       crowns in a frantic football game,    and a talented company.
37 plays in 97 minutes! “The          and the fastest “Hamlet” ever (43         “The Compleat Works of
                                                                            Wllm Shkspr (abridged) runs July       Beauty and the Beast, Pleasanton Play-        among the vines. Restaurant open             Dublin Summer Concert Series, Fri-
Compleat Works of Shakespeare         seconds) ends the show.                                                        house musical production. July 18-          6pm, music 7-10pm. $15pp mini-                days at 7 p.m. fountain courtyard on
(abridged) (revised)” was written          A revealing moment comes         24, 26 and Aug. 1 at Concannon           Aug. 3, 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 2 p.m.        mum. Indoor seating available. For            the east side of the Dublin Civic
by the Reduced Shakespeare            when Ted, the semi literate, New      Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Liv-          Sun. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First           more information contact Garré Win-           Center. Audience-style and picnic-
Company, and first performed at       Age student type, described by        ermore. All performances begin           St.,      Livermore.       373-6800,        ery, 7986 Tesla Road, Livermore.              style seating is available on the ter-
                                                                                                                       371-8200.                 races around the fountain for over
the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in      the other two as “systematically      at 7:30 pm. Picnic grounds open        Music and BBQ at Babe’s Place at 2562         rg, or call 510-420-0813.                     400 guests. On July 18, it will be The
1987. It became London’s long-        sodomized by soap operas,” re-        at 6 pm. Tickets can be purchased        Old First St., Livermore, on July 20.     Shakespeare, Tickets are now on sale            Hitmen playing a variety of hits from
est running comedy. The play-         cites a famous speech. Jeering at     at (800) 838-3006 for $30/25. For        Generation Blue and Moreality will          for Livermore Shakespeare Festival’s          the 70s to modern day favorites.
                                                                                                                     be playing starting at 1pm. Call 447-       summer productions running in rep-            Concert lasts approximately two
wrights left room for improvisa-      first, suddenly he starts to listen   more information or to buy               0901           or         go         to     ertory July 10 – August 2 at Concan-          hours. Bring a picnic dinner to munch
tion, adlibs and local references.    to what he’s reading, remarks         online,            go             to for             non Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road,                on and a blanket to sit on. There is no
This production took full advan-      “This is cool!” and ends reading                 more info.                                  Livermore. “The Compleat Works of             admission charge.
                                                                                                                   Choir of Trinity College Concert,             Wllm Shkspr (abridged) runs July
tage of the opportunity.              as if he meant it. This can hap-                                               Concert benefits the Ohlone Cham-           24, 26 and Aug. 1. “Twelfth Night”
    That’s what makes it so hard      pen with Shakespeare - one rea-                                                ber Singers, July 19, 7:30pm. Mis-          runs July 17-20, 25, 27, 31 and Aug.
to review. It’s an incredible ka-     son why we quote him uncon-                                                    sion San José, 43300 Mission Blvd.,         2. All performances begin at 7:30
leidoscope of words and action,       sciously almost every day.               Summer Camps                          Fremont. General admission $15,
                                                                                                                     Students/Seniors/Youth-$10. Tick-
                                                                                                                                                                 pm. Picnic grounds open at 6 pm.
                                                                                                                                                                 Tickets can be purchased at (800)               Saturday Salon
all at breakneck speed, full of al-        How to do justice to all this?                                            ets available at the Smith Center Box       838-3006 for $30/25. 11 gala open-
                                                                                 Focus On                            Office at Ohlone College, 510-659-
                                                                                                                     6031. The choir showcases six cen-
                                                                                                                                                                 ing at $50/$45. For more informa-
                                                                                                                                                                 tion or to buy online, go to
                                                                                Shakespeare                          turies of music; from the Renaissance
                                                                                                                     to contemporary works by Chilcott,
                                                                                                                                                               Concerts in the Park, Fridays in July,
                                                                                Along with presenting Twelfth        Fowler and Ives, folk songs, and easy       7-8:30 p.m., at Lions Wayside Park,              4th Street Studio invites writ-
                                                                                                                     listening tunes everyone can enjoy.         First and Neal Streets, Pleasanton.          ers to read and listeners to listen
                                                                            Night and The Compleat Works             Contact Jackie Whitehouse at                Free. Presented by Pleasanton Down-
                                                                            of William Shakespeare (abridged , 510-659-           town Association. July 18, Dave              at its monthly Saturday Salon on
                                                                            ) (revised) for the Livermore            6158               or            visit      Matthews Blues Band.                         Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at
                                                                            Shakespeare Festival (at their new                   The Cherry Orchard by Anton                    4th Street Studio, 2235 Fourth
                                                                                                                   Sunday Cup of Jazz, Classical and             Chekhov. July 26-Aug. 10, Saturday           Street, in Livermore. Readers
                                                                            home in Concannon Vineyard),             Funk, Sun., July 20, 4 to 7 p.m. at         and Sunday evenings. Las Positas
                                                                            Shakespeare’s Associates will be         Acc’esentials LLC in the garden court-      College Theater, 3000 Campus Hill            have up to ten minutes to read.
                                                                            offering fun and educational             yard, 520 Main Street, Pleasanton.          Dr., Livermore. $10 general admis-           Public is welcome.
                                                                            Shakespeare courses for young            Mitch Tobias performs a mix of              sion, $7 students and seniors. Per-              This month’s salon is “A Clean
                                                                                                                     Classical, Jazz and Funk; catering by       forming Arts Events Line 424-1100.           Well Lighted Place For Words
                                                                            people at the Bothwell Arts Cen-         Celebrity Cuisine; Wine provided by       Evening of food, wine, art and music
                                                                            ter at 8th and H Streets in Liver-       Tamayo Family Vineyards. Advance            hosted by ultra-spective and UBS             Kind of Night” to celebrate Ernest
                                                                            more. Programs begin July 21st           tickets through Friday, July 17 for         Financial Services on Thursday, July         Hemingway, born July 21, 1899.
                                                                            and end August 1st.                      only $30. Tickets purchased the day         24th. The gallery studio will host               It is the light, of course. And
                                                                                                                     of the event are $35. For tickets and       catered hors d’oeuvres sponsored by          the place is clean and pleasant.
                                                                                The Youth Class is a 5 day           additional information contact Bennie       UBS Financial Services, fine wine by
                                                                            course for children from ages 8          931-9130                                    Wente Vineyards, ultra-spective’s            And there is music. And it is
                                                                            to 13. It will run Monday, July        Bankhead Theater Tours, “behind the           newest award winning photographic            good. You can stand before the
                                                                            21st to Friday, July 25,      scenes” public tours of the Liver-          art and designs, and live DJ entertain-      podium with dignity, for that is
                                                                                                                     more Valley Performing Arts Center’s        ment featuring the best in interna-          why the place exists. It is not
                                                                            12:30p.m. The cost of the session        new Bankhead Theater, which last            tional downtempo. An RSVP is not
                                                                            is $185 per student and will be          approximately 30 minutes, begins in         necessary. 2074 Second Street, Liv-          nothing. It is something. It is
                                                                            instructed by company actor              the lobby of the theater. Tours will be     ermore. 449-9879.                            something that didn’t exist be-
                                                                            Chris Dewey.                             conducted on the fourth Tuesday of         Wente Vineyards hosting a wine cave           fore. Until the writer wrote it. It is
                                                                                                                     each month at 5:30 pm. No advance           tasting experience weekends from 1           something that happens, because
                                                                                This program is designed to          reservations are required. Bankhead         to 4 p.m. There is a limit of 18 people
                                                                            promote creativity, literacy, and        Theater, 2400 First Street, Down-           per session. Tasting is by appoint-          something else has happened.
                                                                            self-expression in a non-competi-        town Livermore. Information 925-            ment only. The one hour experience               It is a clean well lighted place.
                                                                            tive, ensemble setting. Utilizing        373-6800                                    includes a brief tour followed by a sit          Bring a nosh and something
                                                                                                                   Jazz in July, a series of free events,        down tasting of five limited produc-         to drink to share.
                                                                            text, theater games, improvisa-          Livermore Library. July 20 at 2pm,          tion, small lot wines that are only
                                                                            tion, and stage fighting tech-           Mary Fettig’s Brazilian Footprints,         available from the winery. A selec-              Contact Karen Hogan at 925
                                                                            niques, the students will explore        Brazilian jazz. Civic Center Library,       tion of artisan cheeses tailored to          456-3100 with questions.
                                                                            scenes from Twelfth Night.               1188 S. Livermore Avenue. The               accompany the wines are included                 Saturday Salon at 4th Street
                                                                                                                     Friends of the Livermore Library has        for your enjoyment. The fee is $20.00        Studio is sponsored by Fourth
                                                                                The other session offered this       underwritten this program as part of        per person and $15.00 for Wine Club
                                                                            summer is for high school stu-           the Friends Authors and Arts Series.        members. Call 925-456-2405 for               Street Studio – Livermore’s Lit-
                                                                            dents. The session is a 10 day  Joyce              reservations. Wente Vineyards Event          erary Arts Center. Salons are held
                                                                            course held weekdays from July           Nevins at (925) 373-5500 extension          Center & Vineyard Tasting Room,              on the third Saturday of each
                                                                                                                     5577.                                       5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore.                 month at 4th Street Studio, 2235
                                                                            21st to August 1st, 2:00p.m. to        The Concerts at Wente Vineyards             Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi will be pre-
                                                                            4:00p.m. This session’s cost is          2008; Schedule: July 21st: Lynyrd           sented in digital high definition on         Fourth Street.
Rick Deutsch                                                                $250 per student and will be in-         Skynyrd; July 22nd: Clint Black;            Saturday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m. at the
                                                                                                                     July 30th: Choose either a four-course      Jarvis Conservatory. Sung in Italian
                                                                            structed by Education Director           dinner in the award-winning The             with subtitles in English Approxi-
                                                                            Russell Marcel, whose training           Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, fol-         mate running time: 2 hrs 37 min plus
Hiking Yosemite's Half Dome Topic of Talk                                   includes classical work in Lon-          lowed by reserved, stage-front seat-
                                                                                                                     ing, or a gourmet buffet-style dinner
                                                                                                                                                                 one intermission Tickets are $20,
                                                                                                                                                       , or at
                                                                            don with the famed London
    Author Rick Deutsch will speak at the Pleasanton Public Library         Academy of Music and Dramatic            at tables of ten on the lawn.               the door the evening of the event.
on Thurs., July 24 at 7 p.m. He is the author of “One Best Hike:                                                                Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main
                                                                            Arts (LAMDA).                            concert.asp or call (925) 456-2424.         Street, Napa, (707) 255-5445.
Yosemite’s Half Dome.”                                                          No previous experience is re-        Tickets are also available at             Performing Arts Summer Academy
    Of all the hiking adventures in Yosemite National Park, prob-           quired for either session and pre-                       still accepting registrations. Core skills
ably the most compelling is the hike to the summit of Half Dome,                                                   Garre Winery: July Bocce Ball and             camp runs July 21 – Aug. 1; Music
                                                                            enrolled students for both ses-          Italian Dinner night each Wednes-           Man, Jr. runs July 31 – Aug 16. Sign
the 8842-foot granite rock that stands as the Park’s signature land-        sions will receive 1 free ticket to      days, July 23. Includes Italian buffet      up for either session or combine them
mark. For many, it’s a much anticipated once-in-a-lifetime achieve-         Shakespeare’s Associates’ sum-           dinner served with three glasses of         for best value. Academies run M-F
ment.                                                                       mer production of Twelfth Night          complimentary vineyard selection            9-3; extended care available. Open
                                                                                                                     wine. Cellar Master Wayne Re is             to children ages 8-18. Visit
    The most popular route to Half Dome’s summit is a grueling 16-          at Concannon Vineyard this sum-          Bocce Captain and coordinates in-  or call 925-
mile round trip trek with almost a mile elevation. How fit should           mer, July 18th to August 2nd.            struction and play. $38.95 person all       846-0329 for more information.
you be? What preparations do you need to make? What should you                  For more information on the          inclusive. Seatings from 5:30pm.
                                                                            classes, the upcoming perfor-            Garré Winery, 7986 Tesla Rd., Liv-
bring? Get the answers from Rick Deutsch, seasoned Half Dome                                                         ermore. Reservations required. 371-
hiker (19 times), who will show a slideshow of the climb at the             mances, or to receive a registra-        8200.
Pleasanton Public Library Meeting room on July 24, at 7pm.                  tion          form,           visit    Garre Winery July Vineyard Nights:
    Towne Center Books will sell the book, Yosemite’s Half Dome,                   July 18, The Hurricane Band. Wine,
                                                                                                                     beer, appetizers or dinner outdoors
at the event. For pre-sale call 846-8826.
    The program is free and open to all. No registration required. For
more information, call Penny Johnson, 931-3405.

 San Ramon Offers Concerts in the Park
   San Ramon will offer a Summer Concert Series as a kickoff to its
25th anniversary celebration at Central Park through August 10th.
Then on August 17th the City will celebrate its 25th Anniversary
and the grand opening of Ramona Park with an additional concert
and celebration. All concerts start at 5:30pm.
   The Central Park Amphitheater is located behind the San Ramon
Community Center at 12501 Alcosta Blvd. Ramona Park is located
at 6330 Murdock Way. Admission is free.
    The schedule: July 20, California Dreamin’ playing classic songs
about California; July 27, Evolution a Journey tribute band; Aug. 3,
The Sun Kings, the ultimate Beatles tribute; Aug. 10, the Groove
Kings, classic rock and R&B; Aug. 17, Ramona Park grand opening,
band to be announced.
    Adult beverages, soda and ice cream will be available for pur-
chase. For more information visit the City’s Website at or call (925) 973-3200.
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LEGAL NOTICES                     Laura J. Roy                     This statement was filed with        FICTITIOUS BUSINESS           The Fictitious business Name      This statement was filed with    2349. Publish July 3, 10, 17,     Shimmy-Wiggle-Wiggle               AUTOS/BOATS/RV’S/TRUCKS
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                                  The Independent Legal No.        2342. Publish June 26, July 3,   dios, 1413 Lillian Street, Liv-   Scott P. Torres, 4655 Gerrilyn    2346. Publish July 3, 10, 17,                                      Charles Augustine, 712 Santa
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       NAME STATEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                    ing business as:Mystical Fu-                                         No Kill Shelters, Advance Vet-
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        FILE NO. 411341                                                                                                                                                        STATEMENT OF              sion - Glass Designs, 313                                            erinary Treatments. Free Tow-
                                                                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS          owner (s):                        by:an Individual                                                                                     by:an Individual
The following person (s) do-          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                                                                                                                      ABANDONMENT               Ontario Drive, Livermore Ca                                          ing, IRS Tax Deductible, Non-
                                                                          NAME STATEMENT            Tracey N. Lamee, 1413 Lillian     Signature of Registrant                                                                              Registrant has not yet begun
ing business as:Pleasanton               NAME STATEMENT                                                                                                                            OF USE OF             94550 is hereby registered by                                        Runners.
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Spa Parties, 4326 Diavila Ave.,           FILE NO. 412009                                                                                                                   FICTITIOUS BUSINESS          the following owner (s):                                             1-866-912-GIVE. (CAL*SCAN)
                                                                   The following person (s) do-     This business is conducted        This statement was filed with                                                                        fictitious business name or
Pleasanton CA 94588 is            The following person (s) do-     ing business as:Lizzy            by:an Individual                  the County Clerk of Alameda                    NAME                Donna D. Davis, 313 Ontario       names listed.                      DONATE YOUR CAR:
hereby registered by the fol-     ing business as:BayPay, Inc.,    Scrapbooking, 1920 Meadow        Registrant has not yet begun      County on June 25, 2008                  FILE NO. 349886           Drive, Livermore Ca 94550         Signature of Registrant:           Children’s Cancer Fund! Help
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Diavila Ave., Pleasanton Ca       istered by the following owner   the following owner (s):         names listed.                     24, 2008.                         the Fictitious Business          The registrant began to trans-    the County Clerk of Alameda        cation Package. Fast, Easy &
94588                             (s):                             Elizabeth Anne Folsom, 1920      Signature of Registrant:                                            Name:Blossoms by Hannah’s        act business under the ficti-     on July 8, 2008. Expires July 8,   Tax Deductible. Call 1-800-
Laura Jewel Roy, 5780             Bay Valley Payroll Profession-   Meadow Glen Drive, Liver-        /s/:Tracey N. Lamee                   FICTITIOUS BUSINESS           Mom, 3566 Germaine Way,          tious business name(s) listed     2013.                              252-0615. (CAL*SCAN)
Highbluff Terrace, Pleasanton     als, Inc., 1479 Chaparral Way,   more Ca 94551                    This statement was filed with            NAME STATEMENT             Livermore CA 94550               above on May 1, 2008.             The Independent Legal No.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2353. Publish July 17, 24, 31,
This business is conducted        This business is conducted       1920 Meadow Glen Drive,          on June 6, 2008. Expires June     The following person (s) do-      Statement for the Partnership    /s/:Donna D. Davis                August 7, 2008.                    SELLYOUR USED CAR HERE.
by:a General partnership          by:a Corporation                 Livermore Ca 94551               6, 2013.                          ing business as:Jerry             was filed in the County of       This statement was filed with                                        Call Barbara at 925-243-
Registrant has not yet begun      Registrant has not yet begun     This business is conducted       The Independent Legal No.         Eldorado DBA Aloha Trans-         Alameda under the file num-      the County Clerk of Alameda           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS            8000
to transact business under the    to transact business under the   by:Husband and wife              2344. Publish June 26, July 3,    portation, 4749 Bennett Dr. Ste   ber 349886.                      on June 11, 2008. Expires               NAME STATEMENT                            0R
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names listed.                     names listed.                    to transact business under the                                     hereby registered by the fol-     Germaine Way, Livermore Ca       The Independent Legal No.         The following person (s) do-       Pay by Credit Card for any
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                                                                   the County Clerk of Alameda                                                                                                           The following person (s) do-                                               CAREGIVERS
                                                                   on June 6, 2008. Expires June    The following person (s) has      to transact business under the    the County Clerk of Alameda                                        Circle, Pleasanton Ca 94566          NEEDED for elder care.
                                                                                                    (have) Abandoned the use of       fictitious business name or       County on June 4, 2008           ing business as:Anaya Pho-        This business is conducted
                                                                   6, 2013.                                                                                                                              tography, 648 Division Street,                                          Light housekeeping
                                                                   The Independent Legal No.        the Fictitious Business           names listed.                     The Independent Legal No.                                          by:an Individual                     errands transportation
                                                                                                    Name:Aloha Transportation,        Signature of Registrant:          2347. Publish July 3, 10, 17,    Pleasanton Ca 94566 is            The registrant began to trans-
                                                                   2343. Publish June 26, July 3,                                                                                                        hereby registered by the fol-                                         meal prep personal care.
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                                                                                                                                                                            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS          Yvette S. Helmers, 648 Division                                            925 371-8118
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           above on July 1, 2008.
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                                                                                                                                                                        The following person (s) do-     Street, Pleasanton Ca 94566                                           FAMILY SALON FOR SALE
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                                                                                                                                                                        3566 Germaine Way, Liver-        by:a General partnership                                                 w/superior anchors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           on July 3, 2008. Expires July 3,    Clean and bright. 8 Stations
                                                                                                                                                                        more Ca 94550 is hereby reg-     The registrant began to trans-    2013.
                                                                                                                                                                        istered by the following owner   act business under the ficti-                                              plus Shampoo.
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                                                                                                                                                                        (s):                             tious business name(s) listed     2354. Publish July 17, 24, 31,
                                                                                                                                                                        Mari Symon-Chew, 3566            above on November 22, 2002.                                              Call David toll-free for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           August 7, 2008.                       details. 866-732-3291
                                                                                                                                                                        Germaine Way, Livermore Ca       Signature of Registrant:
                                                                                                                                                                        94550                            /s/:Yvette s. Helmers and Jason   ANIMALS/PETS                       ABSOLUTELY RECESSION
                                                                                                                                                                        This business is conducted       Anaya                                                                PROOF! Do You Earn $800 in
                                                                                                                                                                        by:an Individual                 This statement was filed with     1) CATS/DOGS                       a Day? Your Own Local Vend-
                                                                                                                                                                        The registrant began to trans-   the County Clerk of Alameda                                          ing Route Includes 30 Ma-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ADOPT A DOG OR CAT, for
                                                                                                                                                                        act business under the ficti-    on June 25, 2008. Expires                                            chines and Candy for $9,995.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           adoption information contact
                                                                                                                                                                        tious business name(s) listed    June 25, 2013.                                                       MultiVend LLC, 1-888-625-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Valley Humane Society at
                                                                                                                                                                        above on June 1, 2008.           The Independent Legal No.                                            2405. (CAL*SCAN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            925 426-8656.
                                                                                                                                                                        Signature of Registrant:         2351. Publish July 10, 17, 24,
                                                                                                                                                                        /s/:Mari Symon-Chew              31, 2008.                         AAdopt a new best friend:          SPORTS MINDED Successful
                                                                                                                                                                        This statement was filed with                                      TVAR, the Tri-Valley Animal        Entrepreneur seeks Self-
                                                                                                                                                                        the County Clerk of Alameda       NOTICE OF APPLICATION                                               starter, must be $$$ Motivated,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             TO SELL ALCOHOLIC             Rescue, offers animals for
                                                                                                                                                                        on June 4, 2008. Expires June                                      adoption every Saturday and        Team Player, ready to pro-
                                                                                                                                                                        4, 2013.                                  BEVERAGES                                                   duce Health & Wealth NOW!
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Date of Filing Application:       Sunday, excluding most holi-
                                                                                                                                                                        The Independent Legal No.                                                                             1-800-221-8429
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 JUNE 24, 2008             days. On Saturdays from 9:30       (CAL*SCAN)
                                                                                                                                                                        2348. Publish July 3, 10, 17,                                      am to 1:00 pm, both dogs and
                                                                                                                                                                        24, 2008.                        To Whom It May Concern:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Name(s) of the                cats are available at the Pleas-   BE WARY of out of area com-
                                                                                                                                                                            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS          Applicant(s) are:                 anton Farmers Market at W. An-     panies. Check with the local
                                                                                                                                                                               NAME STATEMENT               ASEM HAMID MATTEO              gela and First Streets. Two lo-    Better Business Bureau before
                                                                                                                                                                                FILE NO. 411841          Applicants listed above are       cations will showcase cats         you send any money or fees.
                                                                                                                                                                        The following person (s) do-     applying to the Department of     only: Petsmart in Dublin from      Read and understand any
                                                                                                                                                                        ing business as:Old Vine         Alcoholic Beverage Control to     12:00 to 4:00 and the Pet Food     contracts before you sign.
                                                                                                                                                                        Candle Company, 399              sell alcoholic beverages at:      Express in Livermore from          Shop around for rates.
                                                                                                                                                                        Covellite Lane, Livermore CA         853 E STANLEY BLVD            1:00 to 4:00. On Sundays, cats     71) HELP WANTED
                                                                                                                                                                        94550 is hereby registered by       LIVERMORE, CA 94550            are available at Petsmart in
                                                                                                                                                                        the following owner (s):         For the following type of Li-                                           MYSTERY SHOPPERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dublin from 1:00 to 4:00, and
                                                                                                                                                                        Jennifer Lee Jannusch, 399       cense: 41 - ON-SALE BEER                                                   Get Paid to Shop
                                                                                                                                                                        Covellite Lane, Livermore CA     AND WINE -EATING PLACE            PetCo in San Ramon from             Retail -Dinning Establish-
                                                                                                                                                                        94550                            Department of Alcoholic           11:00 to 3:00. For more infor-      ments Need Undercover
                                                                                                                                                                        This business is conducted       Beverage Control                  mation, call TVAR at (925)          Clients to Judge Quality
                                                                                                                                                                        by:an Individual                 1515 Clay St. Ste. 2208           803-7043 or visit our website       Customer Service
                                                                                                                                                                        Registrant has not yet begun     Oakland, Ca 94612                 at                      Earn Up to $100 aday
                                                                                                                                                                        to transact business under the   510 622-4970                          FOUND AN ANIMAL?                  Call 1-800-742-7193
                                                                                                                                                                        fictitious business name or      The Independent Legal No.           Free Section. Call Barbara
                                                                                                                                                                        names listed.                    2352. Publish July 10, 17, 24,     925 243-8000 to let 49,118
                                                                                                                                                                        Signature of Registrant:         2008.                             households know!                         NEED SOMEONE
                                                                                                                                                                        /s/:Jennifer Jannusch                                                                                        DEPENDABLE
                                                                                                                                                                        This statement was filed with      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS             LOST A FAMILY PET? Free
                                                                                                                                                                                                             NAME STATEMENT                                                         To Grocery Shop
                                                                                                                                                                        the County Clerk of Alameda                                        Section. Call Barbara 925                       &
                                                                                                                                                                        on June 9, 2008. Expires June         FILE NO. 413061              243-8000 to let 49,118 house-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The following person (s) do-                                                 Run Errands
                                                                                                                                                                        9, 2013.                                                           holds know!                               925 449-9568
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     LOST CAT                    MECHANIC-DIESEL
                                                                                                                                                                                  Automotive Sales                                               Long Haired 1yr.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fluffy Orange Tabby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LOCALTRUCKING CO.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Very Sweet, Hurt Toe,
                                                                                                                                                                                   People Wanted                                                  Micro Chipped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Last Seen Panama Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lead Position!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great Benefits! Pay DOE!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hands on w/Computer
                                                                                                                                                                          We need 10 people who want to make                                           Coffee                            Skills!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               downtown Livermore                    Fax Resume:
                                                                                                                                                                                100k in the next 12 months.                                          REWARD                          312-275-7726
                                                                                                                                                                            Experienced preferred but will train                                  925 858-0175
                                                                                                                                                                          the right people. $6,000 guarantee for                           LOST DOG
                                                                                                                                                                                the 1st 90 days for training.                              Shepherd Female, last seen             Installers Needed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 mile mark on Mines Rd.,           Valid CA DMV required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in front of her home                 Willing to train,
                                                                                                                                                                            Call or apply online. 925-294-7700,                                    July 1st 2pm.               401K & Benefits available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please Call 925 443-4040                    Apply at :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6262 Patterson Pass Rd.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Suite A, Livermore CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CABLE/LINE INSTALLER AP-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PRENTICES. Get in to a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              career. Learn how to install,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              maintain and repair interior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              communication systems and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              advanced navigation equip-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ment. No experience required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Must be 17 - 34 with a H.S. di-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ploma. Call 1-800-345-6289.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EXCHANGE Representative:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Earn supplemental income
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              placing and supervising high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              school exchange students. Vol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              unteer host families also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              needed. Promote world peace!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1-866-GO-AFICE             or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ***AVON*** Reps needed. Part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Time or Career. Internet ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cess required. 1-800-887-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7618 (CAL*SCAN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              call Barbara 925 243-8000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    or go on-line at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              72) HELP WANTED/DRIVERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DRIVER - CDL Training $0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              down, financing by Central Re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              frigerated. Drive for Central,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              earn up to $40K/year. Owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Operators average $60k/Year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1-800-587-0029 x4779.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DRIVER: Don’t Just Start Your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Career, Start It Right! Com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pany Sponsored CDL training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CDL? Tuition Reimburse-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ment! 1-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              800-781-2778. (CAL*SCAN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DRIVER - $5K SIGN-ON Bonus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for Experienced Teams: Dry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Van & Temp Control available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              O/O’s & CDL-A Grads welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Call Covenant 1-866-684-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2519 EOE. (CAL*SCAN)
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   LEGAL NOTICES/CLASSIFIEDS                                                                           

DRIVERS: 13 DRIVERS                 151)ANNOUNCEMENTS                      UTAH RANCH DISPERSAL
NEEDED. Sign-On Bonus. 35-                                                 Experience the fun and relax-
42 cpm. Earn over $1000                                                    ation of having your own 40
weekly. Excellent Benefits.                                                acres in the great outdoor rec-
Need CDL-A & 3 months rent                                                 reational area of the Uintah
OTR.     1-800-635-8669.                                                   Basin. Starting at only $29,900.
(CAL*SCAN                                                                  Call UTLR 1-888-693-5263.
More Pay? $.41/mile for com-
pany drivers! Home week-
ends and great benefits! Run
our Western region! Heart-
                                         ZNE ConvenZioNE
                                     August 22-24 Pleasanton.
                                      SARK, Michele Beschen
                                                                           NEW TO MARKET - Colorado
                                                                           Mountain Ranch. 35 acres -
                                                                           $39,900. Priced for Quick Sale.
                                                                           Overlooking a majestic lake,
                                                                                                                                            Rental Market Heats Up
land Express 1-800-441-             from HGTV, Art Workshops,                                                                              By Cher Wollard
                                                                           beautifully treed, 360 degree
4     9      5       3     .           Music, Film Screening,              mountain views, adjacent to                                         With the recent decline in home sales has come a strong increase            Gallery Tours, Gifts, and so           national forest. EZ terms. 1-                                   in the rental market. Even at the peak of the homeownership boom,
(CAL*SCAN)                          much more! Join us as we
                                       celebrate creativity all
                                                                           866-353-4807 (CAL*SCAN)                                         one-third of American households rented their primary living quar-
DRIVERS - Ask about qualify-               weekend long!                   ABSOLUTE STEAL River Ac-                                        ters. Now, those numbers are swelling.
ing for 5 raises in a year! No 
experience? CDL Training                                                   cess! Washington 6 AC -                                             Nationally, the pool of renters grew 1.5 million last year, accord-
available. Tuition reimburse-             Axis Health Center               $49,900; 15 AC - Old Farm                                       ing to the U.S. Census Bureau. The overall population is increasing
ment.       1-877-232-2386          4361 Railroad Ave., Pleasan-           Buildings - $89,900. Top qual-
                                                                           ity acreage in stunning setting!
                                                                                                                                           at the rate of 3 million per year.           ton. Serves Valley residents
(CAL*SCAN)                          with emphasis on those with            Limited available. EZ Terms                                         “People need to live somewhere,” noted Lawrence Yun, chief
                                    low income. The center has             Call WALR 1-866-836-9152.                                       economist for the National Association of Realtors. “More renters
Never A Layoff! SPONSORED                                                  (CAL*SCAN)
                                    general medical services, fam-                                                                         have pushed up apartment rents strongly – particularly in localities
                                    ily planning, well baby, prena-                                                                        where home sales took a notable dive yet job gains continue at a
ence Needed! Earn $40k-                                                    FORECLOSURE SPECIAL!
                                    tal and maternity programs,
$150k in your new career!           social services, blood pres-           100+ Acre Colorado Ranch                                        solid pace.”
Stevens Transport will sponsor                                             for $49,900.Year-round roads,
the total cost of your CDL train-
                                    sure checks, WIC food supple-
                                                                           utilities. Access to 6,000+ acre
                                                                                                                                               The Bay Area is such a locality. The nine-county region added
                                    ment programs, premarital                                                                              nearly 90,000 residents last year, outpacing the rest of the state,
ing! Excellent Benefits & 401K!     blood test, sports/camp physi-         recreation land. Call 1-866-
EOE. Call Now! 1-800-358-           cals, TB screening, free trans-        OWN-LAND x 4392.                                                according to the annual report of the Department of Finance released
9512,                               portation available. 925 462-          (CAL*SCAN)                                                      in December.
1-800-333-8595.                     1755                                                      *LAND AUCTION* 200 Prop-                                            Livermore has grown approximately 10 percent since the 2000
(CAL-SCAN)                          WORLD GUITAR SHOW, Buy,                erties Must be Sold! Low                                        Census, from 73,345 to 80,723. Pleasanton has added about 4,000
                                    Sell, Trade, Marin civic/San           Down / EZ Financing. Free Bro-                                  residents during that same period.
   CLASSIFIEDS                      Rafael, July 26-27, Pomona             chure. 1-800-756-2087.
                                    Fairplex, August 2-3, Satur-           w w w. L a n d Au c t i o n . c o m                                 Demographic changes also point to increased housing demand
     **************                 days 10-5, Sundays 10-4.               (CAL*SCAN)                                                      over the next decade.
   Reaches over                     Bring       your      gear!!                                                                               “Changes in the number and age distribution of the adult popula-
                                                  *LAND AUCTION* 200 Prop-
   45,893 Homes                     (CAL*SCAN)                             erties Must be Sold! Low                                        tion should lift household growth from 12.6 million in 1995-2005
          and                                                              Down / EZ Financing. Free Bro-                                  to 14.4 million in 2010-2020,” according to a recent study by the
     over 3,225                     155) NOTICES                           chure. 1-800-756-2087.
 Local Businesses                                                                                                                          Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
                                    “NOTICE TO READERS: Cali-              w w w. L a n d Au c t i o n . c o m
        mailed                      fornia law requires that con-          (CAL*SCAN)
                                                                                                                                               Specifically, the children of Baby Boomers are moving out and
   Home Delivery                    tractors taking jobs that total                                                                        forming their own households. More unmarried people are living
           in                       $500 or more (labor and/or             SERVICES                                                        alone or with children. Many of those looking ahead to retirement in
     Livermore                      materials) be licensed by the          178)BUSINESS SERVICES                                           the next decade are maintaining both their current homes and the
Pleasanton & Sunol                  Contractors State License
                                    Board. State law also requires         A BEST-KEPT CLASSIFIED                                          properties they plan to retire to.
    Call Barbara
    925 243-8000                    that contractors include their         ADVERTISING SECRET! A 25-                                           In addition, immigrants – foreign and domestic – continue to
                                    license numbers on all adver-          word classified ad costs $550,                                  choose the Bay Area as home.
75)HELP WANTED/LOAN OF-             tising. Check your contractor’s        is placed in 240 community
FICERS                              status at or           newspapers and reaches 6                                            “We’re seeing a lot more relocations from out of the area,” noted
                                    800-321-CSLB (2752). Unli-             million Californians! Call for                                  Mike Fracisco, a Realtor with Fracisco Realty and Investments in
LOAN OFFICER OPPORTU-               censed persons taking jobs
NITY. US Home Funding seeks
                                                                           more information (916) 288-                                     Livermore. “They are coming from Southern California, Arizona,
                                    less than $500 must state in           6010; (916) 288-6019
licensed Loan officers to work      their advertisements that they                                                                         Texas. We’re starting to see an influx from Oregon as well.”
from home. Strong support,                                                 w w w. C a l - S C A N . c o m
                                    are not licensed by the Con-           (CAL*SCAN)
                                                                                                                                               Many of these new households, unable or unwilling to purchase
Excellent commissions.              tractors State License Board.”                                                                         property, are entering the rental market.
Phone: 800-788-4498. Fax:                                                  ADVERTISE EFFECTIVELY!
866-255-3371 or email:              REAL ESTATE                            Reach over 3 million Califor-
                                                                                                                                               However, construction of multi-family properties has declined
                                    The Federal Fair Housing Act,          nians in 140 community news-                                    since 2000. Last year, the national numbers fell by a whopping 15
(CAL*SCAN)                                                                 papers. Cost $1,500 for a                                       percent. The Bay Area has one of the lowest construction comple-
                                    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of
80)MISC. EMPLOYMENT                 1964, and state law prohibit           3.75”x2” display ad Super                                       tion rates in the nation for rental units.
                                    advertisements for housing             value! Call (916) 288-6010;                                         The result: Rents are going up and, like homebuyers in the previ-
   NEEDED: 15 PEOPLE                and employment that contain            (916) 288-6019,
  TO LOSE UPTO 30LBS                any preference, limitation or                                                ous real estate cycle, tenants now have to compete for the best prop-
    30 DAYS $30 +s/h
                                    discrimination based on pro-                    (CAL*SCAN)                                             erties.
                                    tected classes, including race,                                                                            Rents in the Tri-Valley have risen 5 to 10 percent since last year,
   DR RECOMMENDED                   color, religion, sex, handicap,        Looking for a cost efficient             familial status or national ori-         way to get out a NEWS                                         according to Fracisco. The average three-bedroom, two-bath home
      925-371-2819                  gin. IVPC does not knowingly            RELEASE? The California                                        in Livermore now rents for $1,750 to $1,950, depending on the
                                    accept any advertisements              Press Release Service is the
90)SCIENCE & BIOTECH                                                       only service with 500 current                                   neighborhood, with four-bedroom homes going for even more.
                                    that are in violation of the law.
                                                                            daily, weekly and college                                          This, of course, makes rental properties more attractive to inves-
                                    157)APT/CONDOS/HOUSE/                     newspaper contacts in                                        tors. So, despite the generally slow real estate market, the Tri-Valley
                                    TOWNHOUSE/RENTAL                         California. Questions call
                                                                                 (916) 288-6010.                                           is experiencing multiple bids on its lowest-priced properties, the
                                    GOT A HOUSE FOR RENT? Let              www.CaliforniaPressRelease                                      ones most likely to become rentals.
                                    the 49,119+ households that             S, (CAL*SCAN)
                                    read the Independent find out                                                                              “I think it’s a good time to buy investment property,” Fracisco
                                    about it. . To place an ad go to       180)CLEANING SERVICES                                           said. “It’s a wonderful time to buy if a person can justify renting the
                                                                                                          property out until the market gains some momentum. There is defi-
                                    or call Barbara at 925 243-              CONVENIENT CLEANING
                                    8000                                          $60 - 3hr min                                            nitely a good inventory of homes – a lot more to choose from than,
                                                                                $15 per hour after                                         say, three years ago.” And there are a lot more renters to choose from
                                    160)BOAT/RV and RETAIL                          move outs
                                                                                 License #06012                                            as well.
  ASSISTANT RESEARCH                   LOOKING FOR RETAIL                      Call 925 371-6842                                               Fracisco, whose company’s business is about one-third rentals
     SCIENTIST- LIDAR                            OR
                                        STORAGE SPACE?                     190)SCHOOLS/INSTRUCTION                                         and property management, said it now takes less than 30 days to find
  The Rochester Imaging
    Detector Laboratory              Great Location Off Hwy 580
                                                                           GET CRANETRAINED! Crane/
                                                                                                                                           a qualified renter for a home in good condition, compared to last
      ( is             On Kitty Hawk Road                                                                                 year, when he typically marketed rental properties for 60 to 90 days.
                                         For Details Email:                Heavy Equipment Training.
      developing a new                                                     National Certification Prep.                                        “Landlords and property management companies can be a lot
  imaging LIDAR detector    
                                                                           Placement Assistance. Finan-                                    more selective,” he said. And they are more likely to require tenants
    for cross-disciplinary          162) HOUSE/ROOMS/RENT-                 cial Assistance. Northern Cali-
  applications. Located at          ALSTO SHARE                            fornia College of Construction.                                 to maintain the property and carry rental insurance.
 RIT, RIDL seeks to hire an                                       Use Code                                             So who are all these new would-be renters? In the Tri-Valley, they
 Assistant Scientist to lead        RENT YOUR EMPTY LIVING                 “NCPA1” 1-866-302-7462
  this, and other, projects.        SPACE By Advertising with The          (CAL*SCAN)
 Apply at:,        Independent reaching over                                                                                  • Former homeowners who have been forced to sell short or whose
   KEYWORD=IRC23301.                49,119 homes and busi-                                                                                 properties have been lost to foreclosure. In this region, the bulk of
   US citizenship required.         nesses with your ad place-
                                    ment. Call Barbara 925 243-                                                                            these distress properties are in the outlying areas – Brentwood,
MERCHANDISE                         8000                                                                                                   Antioch, San Joaquin County. Many folks in these situations are
118) FREE/GIVEAWAY                  163) HOMES/TOWNHOUSE                                                                                   now looking for rentals closer to where they work. The high cost of
      FREE POSTER SIZE              FOR SALE                                                                                               fuel should only serve to increase that inflow.
       CLIP ART BOOKS                    I HAVE PROPERTIES                                                                                     • Potential homebuyers squeezed out of the purchase market by
  Good for Projects & Color-              in FORECLOSURE.                                                                                  tighter credit standards, or for whom even current prices are not low
  ing Would like to be given                 GREAT DEAL.
  to: Schools, Churches, Day                 PLEASE CALL
  Cares Call 925 447-8700                    925 215-4663                                                                                      • Potential homebuyers who could purchase homes, but who are
  Barbara                                                                                                                                  delaying buying, either because they do not think they qualify or
                                     “FOR SALE WITH OWNER”
      GOT OLD JUNK                                HOMES                                                                                    because they feel uncertain as to where the market is headed.
FREE/GIVEAWAY SECTION                 Help-U-Sell Tri-Valley                                                                                   • Immigrants. Nationally, the Harvard study suggests, foreign im-
Call 925 243-8000 Barbara           See our website for our com-
                                    plete list of Open Homes, with
                                                                                                                                           migration is expected to keep up with its current 1.2 million annual
119)EQUIPMENT FOR SALE                                                                                                                     pace over the next decade. And the Bay Area continues to be attrac-
                                    addresses, prices, owners’
   SAWMILLS FROM ONLY               phone numbers etc.                                                                                     tive to foreign immigrants as well as to citizens from other parts of
 $2,990 - Convert your Logs                                                                             the United States.
To Valuable lumber with your        925-484-1000
own Norwood portable band                                                                                                                      In Livermore, new tenants are just as likely to be moving here
  sawmill. Log skidders also        168)LAND FOR SALE/OUT                                                                                  from nearby cities.
          available.                OF STATE
                                                                                                                                               “We’re seeing people who work here moving to Livermore from               TEXAS LAND SALE!!
 330N -FREE Information: 1-             20-acre Ranches,
                                                                                                                                           San Francisco, San Mateo and other places, because of the cost of
   800-578-1363 - x300-N.             Near BOOMING El Paso.                                                                                commuting,” said Fracisco.
        (CAL*SCAN)                      Good Road Access.                                                                                      He describes one recent situation in which a home he marketed
121)GARAGE/FLEA MAR-                      ONLY $14,900.                                                                                    for lease near downtown Livermore attracted 120 calls and six appli-
KET/YARD SALES                         $200/down $145/mo.
                                      Money Back Guarantee.                                                                                cations in a week.“We finally took the sign down because we had so
  Sat. 7/19 8am. 4587                   No Credit Checks.                                                                                  many calls,” he said. “That was extreme, of course. Usually we get 10
  Jeannie Court. Baby gear,              1 800 755-8953                                                                                    to 25 calls.
  toddler bed, toys, espresso
  machine, cookware.                                                                                                                           That home was eventually rented to a single man who had com-
                                    ARIZONA LAND BARGAIN 36                                                                                muted from San Francisco to his job at Lawrence Livermore Na-
Rain or Shine! Call Barbara         Acres - $29,900. Beautiful
925-243-8000 or go to               mountain property in                                                                                   tional Laboratory for more than seven years. The long commute and             Arizona’s Wine Country. Price                                                                          the increased cost of fuel finally persuaded him to move.
before 8am Tuesdays to get          reduced in buyers market.
                                    Won’t last! Good access &                                                                                  “And he got a beautiful home here,” Fracisco said.
your ad in for the next edition.
                                    views. Eureka Springs Ranch                                                                                So what does all this mean for tenants, landlords and neighbors?
125)HOUSEHOLD GOODS                 offered by AZLR. ADWR report                                                                               “With the condition of the market, there are a lot of people look-
                                    & financing available. 1-877-
Place your household items          301-5263.                                                                                              ing to rent homes and apartments. Landlords are also wanting to rent
     here for sale. Call                                                                                                                   out homes that may have been vacant for a while, because they will
925 243-8000 or go on-line          NEW TO MARKET New
             at                     Mexico Ranch Dispersal 140                                                                             be maintained better with someone living in them,” Fracisco said.             acres - $89,900. River Access                                                                          “In my opinion, that is positive for the market and for the commu-
 Also you can pay by Credit         Northern New Mexico. Call
                                    6,000’ elevation with stunning                                                                         nity.”
     Card for Classified
      and Display Ads.              views. Great tree cover includ-                                                                                                              Cher Wollard is a local Realtor.
                                    ing Ponderosa, rolling grass-
128)ITEMS FOR SALE                  land and rock outcroppings.
                                    Abundant wildlife, great hunt-
   MISCELLANEOUS FOR                ing. EZ terms. Call NML&R, Inc.
           SALE                     1-866-360-5263. (CAL*SCAN)
Steel Buildings Discounted          NEW MEXICO SACRIFICE!
Custom commercial design,           140 acres was $149,900, Now
big or small, no middleman.         Only $69,900. Amazing 6000
Factory Direct to Site. Can         ft. elevation. Incredible moun-
erect, Cheap freight.               tain views. Mature tree cover.                     Power & year round roads.
Source#0WK 510-228-4786             Excellent financing. Priced for
                                    quick sale. Call NML&R, Inc. 1-
127) LOST/FOUND                     888-204-9760. (CAL*SCAN)
      FREE SECTION                  1 or 2-1/2 “Football Field”
                                    Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 Inter-
Call Barbara 925 243-8000           est. $159-$208 per month!
NOTICES/ANNOUNCEMENTS               Money Back Guarantee! 1-
                                    877-466-0650               or
ADOPTION? Talk with caring          MONTANA HORSE RANCH
                                    and Hunting Camp. 160 acres
agency specializing in match-       w/mountian views, $139,900.
ing Birthmothers with Families      480 acres - borders BLM
nationwide. Living Expenses         Land, $349,900. Great birds an
Paid. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True     huge elk and deer. Miles and
Gift Adoptions. 1-866-459-
3369. (CAL*SCAN)                    miles of BLM trails.
                                    Call      1-877-229-7840
                                                                                                                                                                                    The Independent, JULY 17, 2008 - PAGE 11

                                                                                                                                                                Sample the Best in Wine and Food
                    Find Your Groove at Cosmic Dog Yoga                                                                                                            Pairings at 'Taste of Terroir'
                                                                                                                    tion was Can Yoga and Medita-            Sixteen of the Livermore Valley’s top wineries and an equal num-
                                                                                                                    tion Change My Life? by Stephen       ber of San Francisco Bay Area chefs will join forces and compete for
                                                                                                                    Cope. The current selection is        honors in food/wine pairing at the sixth Wine & Food Experience—
                                                                                                                    Peace is Every Step: The Mind-        “Taste of Terroir”—on Thursday, July 24, from 6-9 p.m. at the Palm
                                                                                                                                                          Event Center at Ruby Hill.
                                                                                                                    fulness of Everyday Life by Thich        Entrants will vie for Most Innovative Pairing, Best Expression of
                                                                                                                    Nhat Hanh.                            Local Ingredients, and Judges’ Best awards given by a panel of dis-
                                                                                                                        Susan George, Cosmic Dog’s        tinguished judges.
                                                                                                                    resident ayurveda expert, offers         After sampling each of the sixteen locally inspired pairings, guests
                                                                                                                    an ayurveda class on the third        will vote for their favorite chef/winery combo in the People’s Choice
                                                                                                                    Wednesday of each month.              competition. Then, it’s off to the barrel room to enjoy a decadent
                                                                                                                    Ayurveda, which roughly trans-        dessert spread paired with Livermore Valley ports. An awards cer-
                                                                                                                    lates into knowledge or science       emony featuring the judges’ commentary will take place at 8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                    of life, is an ancient Hindu sys-        The Palm Event Center is located at 1184 Vineyard Ave, at Ruby
                                                                                                                    tem of health care. The class         Hill Dr., in Pleasanton. Funds raised from this event benefit the Liv-
                                                                                                                    teaches how to live in balance        ermore Valley Winegrowers Association.
                                                                                                                    with the natural world, using            Participating Wineries: Bent Creek Winery, Charles R Vineyards,
                                                                                                                    food and natural products as          Concannon Vineyard, Deer Ridge Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyard,
                                                                                                                    tools for optimum health.             El Sol Winery, Elliston Vineyards, Fenestra Winery, Garré Winery, La
                                                                                                                        Gallagher plans to add            Rochelle Winery, Little Valley Winery, Livermore Valley Cellars,
                                                                                                                    children’s classes in the fall. Re-   Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta’s Well, Page Mill Winery, Ruby Hill
                                                                                                                    cently a children’s yoga work-        Winery, Tamás Estates, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent
                                                                                                                    shop was held and another is          Winery, Wente Vineyards
                                                                                                                    planned in August. Both work-            Participating Restaurants: Campo di Bocce, Eddie Papa’s Ameri-
                                                                                                                    shops benefit local charities—        can Hangout, Faz Restaurant, Garré Café, Hap’s Origional
                                                                                                                                                          Steakhouse, Mahalo Grille, Movida, Oasis, Palm Event Center, Patrick
                                                                                                                    Shepherd’s Gate in July and Tri-      David’s, Poppy Ridge Golf Course, Scott’s Seafood, Terra Mia, The
                                                                                                                    Valley Haven in August.               Grill at Wente Vineyards, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, Zephyr
                                                                                                                        “Community outreach is re-        Grill & Bar
                                                                                         Photo - Doug Jorgesnen     ally important to us,” says
Laurie Gallagher (left) and Lisa Gray demonstrate one of the stretches used in yoga.                                Gallagher. “We are planning more
                                                                                                                    programs that will benefit the
                                                                                                                    worthwhile causes in the future.”
By Patricia Koning                    Cosmic Dog is being part of a          needs yoga more than mothers,”             They’ve also established the
   Last spring was not the ideal      growing yoga community here            says Gray.                             Karma Club, in which people
time for Laurie Gallagher and         in Livermore. Athletes, commut-            Childcare is offered on a first-   who can’t afford the class fees
Lisa Gray to start a business. Both   ers, parents, managers, students,      come, first serve basis at $5 a ses-   can volunteer their time with
women have full careers—              teachers—all of us meet on the         sion for one child and $8 for up       Cosmic Dog in exchange for
Gallagher is a yoga instructor and    mat in this moving meditation          to three children. Family mem-         yoga classes. “We have a deep
Gray is a psychotherapist—and         that is yoga, and leave with           berships include childcare and         feeling that everyone should be
young children. But they realized     greater flexibility of body and        are cost-effective if you attend       able to do yoga,” adds Gallagher.
that even if the time was not right   spirit. That is a great gift to have   more than two classes a week.          “We’re trying to build a commu-
for them, Livermore was overdue       in your own town,” says Suzanna            Another important part of the      nity within these walls.”
for a full-service yoga studio.       Spring, one of Cosmic Dog’s in-        program is meditation, offered as          And then, there is the name—
   “My dream has always been          structors.                             a 30-minute guided class and sit-      Cosmic Dog. When asked about
to have my own studio. I thought          Gallagher and Gray devel-          ting group, which provides a free,     it, Gallagher laughs. “We wanted
I’d do it when my kids are older,”    oped the curriculum to be well-        quiet space for self-guided medi-      this to be a place of liberation,
says Gallagher, who has three         rounded. “We want anyone to            tation. “Meditation is so valu-        lightness, and playfulness. And
children aged 13, 8, and 3.           walk in and be able to obtain          able. It’s scientifically proven to    dog comes up in a lot of yoga
   Gray adds that she was moti-       what they need,” says Gray.            help reduce stress,” says Gray.        poses—up dog, down dog, walk-
vated by a bit of self-interest—          For beginners, there is Cosmic         Once a week, Cosmic Dog of-        ing the dog, to name a few,” she
she didn’t want to lose access to     Calm, Cosmic Stretch, and Cos-         fers “off the mat” classes, which      explains. “Plus no one will ever
her favorite yoga instructor. “The    mic Intro. Mothers-to-be or new        Gallagher describes as a school        forget the name.”
timing was perfect,” she said. “I     mothers can enjoy Cosmic Mama.         for the soul of those who want             Fun and pleasure is the name
knew we’d be crazy not to fill        Experienced yoga enthusiasts           delve into the spiritual side of       of the game for Gray. “I love be-
the void that existed here.”          can take Cosmic Flow or Cosmic         yoga. On the first Tuesday of          ing part of a business where
   Even before Cosmic Dog             Traditions, both offered at two        each month she leads the Dharma        people can come in stressed out
Yoga opened in late May, Gray         levels of difficulty. Those look-      Talks class, which is an explora-      and burdened, and in an hour
had a long email list of interested   ing for a cardiovascular workout       tion of the eight limbs and phi-       leave feeling lighter and more re-
patrons. The reception, says          can try Cosmic Rhythms. For            losophies of yoga. On the fourth       laxed,” she says. “As a psycho-
Gallagher, has been great. Classes    some fun and funk, look to the         Tuesday of each month, she leads       therapist, my results usually
are full. The studio has a staff of   Friday night Cosmic Candle-            a parenting group.                     aren’t so immediate.”
experienced teachers with strong      light.                                     On the second Wednesday of             For more information, see
followings.                               Childcare is a key component       each month, Gray conducts a   or call
   “One of the things I appreci-      of Cosmic Dog. “Very few yoga          book club. Last month’s selec-         925-456-YOGA.
ate most about teaching yoga at       studios offer childcare. Nobody

               Exhibit Offers Look at
          Dr. Seuss's Political Drawings
                                      imagination from the world’s
                                      most celebrated icon of popular
                                      culture. The “Cat in the Hat,” will
                                      serve as the face of the Dr. Seuss
                                      for President campaign.
                                           The campaign kicks-off lo-
                                      cally at Studio 7 Fine Arts with a
                                      reception on Saturday, July 19,
                                      at 5 p.m. The gallery is located at
                                      400 Main Street in Pleasanton.
                                      “We will be unveiling one of Dr
                                      Seuss’ most poignant political
                                      cartoons, The Knotty Problem of
                                      Capitol Hill which is being made
                                      available for the first time ever,”
                                      said Studio 7 owner, Jamie
                                      Dowell. “We will also be offer-
                                      ing appetizers, wine and a live
                                      jazz trio during the reception.”
                                          The exhibit runs from July 19
                                      - August 3rd. For information, the
                                      public         may         e-mail
                             < or
                                      phone 925.846.4322
                                           Knotty Problem focused on
                                      the issue of taxes and Capitol
   Coinciding with the historic       Hill. It was created by Seuss in
2008 Presidential election, Dr.       1942. The first-ever print of the
Seuss throws his “hat” into the       Triple Sling Jigger, from Seuss’s
ring by releasing the first-ever      controversial Butter Battle Book
political print editions to the       which focused on nuclear prolif-
public. Featuring imagery from        eration, will be included in the
politically charged artworks,         exhibition. Four environmen-
books and editorial cartoons,         tally-friendly prints from The
the Dr. Seuss for President art       Lorax book will be released to
exhibition offers a glimpse into      promote Seuss’s platform on re-
the sociopolitical-minded             source conservation and the en-
PAGE 12 - The Independent, JULY 17, 2008

         Cows Ready for Debut at First Wednesday
    Artist Kendra Knudsen (pic-
tured at right), a 2008 graduate
of Amador Valley High School
sits between her art cow, Bovine-
stein (left), representing the
Amador Valley High School
physics classes, and the Foothill
High School art cow (right) which
was designed by students in
Caroline Fields Advanced Place-
ment Art class.
    The two crosstown rival heif-
ers join 26 other two-dimen-
sional art cows that were spon-
sored by various businesses and
nonprofit organizations in Pleas-
    View the entire herd and vote                                                                                             Photo by Dino Vournas
for your favorite at the First
Wednesday Street Party in down-         played around Pleasanton until       auctioned off at the Udderly Di-      which is scheduled to open in
town Pleasanton on Wednesday,           Saturday, September 20, when         vine Bovine Event slated for Sat-     October. For more information
August 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.         the whimsical ‘Running of the        urday, October 4 at the Pleasan-      and tickets to the Udder Event,
The cows will be on display in          Cows’ race and art display kicks     ton Senior Center.                    please call (925) 462-4312.
front of the Museum on Main at          up as part of the Pleasanton Art        The event is a benefit for the
603 Main Street.                        and Heritage Festival.               Museum on Main and the new
    Look for the cows to be dis-           The cows will ultimately be       Alviso Adobe Community Park

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throw the czar.                         mor, and so much humanity in         a play to draw in people with ac-
     Peasants who worked for the        this play,” she said.                complished musical back-
landed aristocracy were begin-             “Chekhov loves everyone he        grounds, Wisely said, “You don’t
ning to leave the land and work         writes about. There are no bad       get much opportunity to work
themselves into the middle class,       guys in the play. Everyone has a     with this level of literature on
making it harder to work the            valid story. You can follow ev-      stage. This is a chance to do real
land. In that social milieu, the        ery character — the servant, the     acting chops. They can make the
landowners from families that           rich person, and so on, and find     words sing, without musical ac-
once were wealthy, grew nostal-         something humane about each,”        companiment.”
gic about their past. However,          said Wisely.                             The play will run on Satur-
they didn’t face the reality of            The aristocratic brother and      days and Sundays from July 26
dwindling income that would             sister are played by Livermore       to Aug. 10 outdoors on campus.
drive them from the land.               residents Tom Darter and Kathi       A green show will precede it for
 COMPROMISING TO STAY                   Hileman. Darter is a musician and    about 20 minutes, beginning at
         ON THE LAND                    composer, and Hileman is a           6:30 p.m. The green show will
     Two of the principal charac-       singer. Robert Pagan plays the       feature Russian dancing of the
ters, Gayev, and his sister,            peasant who moves up to the          period, both folk dancing and
Liuvov, are the landowners who          middle class. He is a graduate of    that found at aristocratic parties.
are mindful of the changes com-         the Boston Conservatory of Mu-       People can bring picnic dinners
ing to Russia, and are fearful of       sic, who has returned to the area,   to the performance.
losing their land. Their neighbor       said Wisely.                             Tickets are $10 for general
finds a way to stay on his land.           Asked whether it’s unusual for    admission, and $7 for students
He sells part of his land to a rail-                                         and seniors.
road for a right of way. He also
leases out part of the land to an
Englishman, who discovers a cer-
tain kind of clay that can be ex-
ploited commercially.
     The brother and sister take a
dim view of their neighbor’s
compromises. “‘How dare you let
a train go through your property!
How vulgar!’ But the neighbor
sees it as ‘The land working for
me,’” Wisely explained. The par-
allel today for landowners would
be a situation such as a landowner
selling development rights in re-
turn for income. This could even
involve putting in a hiking trail,
which is similar to the railroad
right of way in “The Cherry Or-
     “However, if the attitude is,
‘my grandfather would have
been opposed to that, so I’ll keep
the land, do or die,’ then they
might end up building condos
on it,” said Wisely.
          AND HUMOR
     From a theatrical standpoint,
Chekhov always has richly
drawn characters. As Wisely put
it, “There are no spear carrier roles
in Chekhov. Everyone has an
important thematic purpose in
the plot.”
     Something else present in this
production is Chekhov’s humor,
which doesn’t always come out
in some of the translations used
in some theaters, said Wisely.
“They make his work seem heavy
and maudlin. He has a reputation
as a downer. There is a lot of hu-

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