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)
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-
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
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
www.valleyhumane.org 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 www.trivalleyyouthcourt.com 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 JCS@Tri-ValleyCulturalJews.org. TriValleyIndianAssociation@gmail.com 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 www.ticketmaster.com; 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-
http://www.livermore.lib.ca.us 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 laspositascollege.edu 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
radiolaspositas.com. 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. www.vino-cellars.com. 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 radiolaspositas.com 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 radiolaspositas.com. 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. radiolaspositas.com.
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-
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
The Livermore Area Recreation
and Park District ranger staff offers
programs during the month.
The topic for Sat., July 19 is "Every-
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-
lege media outlets will field questions
during an in-class panel discussion
broadcast live on-line at 11 a.m. Mon-
The Independent, JULY 17, 2008 - PAGE 3
VALLEY ROUNDUP SPECIES
(continued from page one)
(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
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because we have no time frame,”
Altamont Track Wins OK (continued from page one)
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-
PAGE 4 - The Independent, JULY 17, 2008
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
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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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The Independent, JULY 17, 2008 - PAGE 5
IronKids Head for Triathalon
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 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 www.triabetes.org 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 www.fairfuneralhome.com. 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 www.smsccyo.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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- LivermoreSolarElectricityGroup.com).
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 www.holisticmoms.org or e-mail Tri-
exciting raffle (must be present to win). ($65 El Sobrante, meet 9 a.m. at Briones Regional ValleyHMN@hotmail.com.
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: www.onyourmarkevents.com/
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), www.onyourmarkevents.com.
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, www.eteamz.com/lyfc or email the month 2pm - 4pm Dublin Senior Center,
32.40; 9-10 100Y IM, Conner Daly, email@example.com/lyfc 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 Admin@OperaSmarts.com 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-
www.livermoreperformingarts.org. 371-8200. www.garrewinery.com 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 www.babesplacelivermore.com 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 www.livermoreshakes.org. 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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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 www.chambersingers.org. 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, 9:00a.m.to 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 www.livermore.lib.ca.us. 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,
www.jarvisconservatory.com, 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: www.wentevineyards.com/ 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- www.ticketmaster.com. 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- www.TriValleyYPA.org 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. www.garrewinery.com.
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, www.LivermoreShakes.org. 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
www.sanramon.ca.gov or call (925) 973-3200.
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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
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the following owner (s): For the following type of Li- MYSTERY SHOPPERS
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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-
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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.
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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 www.cslb.ca.gov 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
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less than $500 must state in 6010; (916) 288-6019
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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.
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ment. Call Barbara 925 243- these distress properties are in the outlying areas – Brentwood,
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addresses, prices, owners’
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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 www.cosmicdogyoga.com 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
email@example.com < or
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-
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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
(continued from page one)
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-
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.
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
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-