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LUSD & CSD Boards Set with Strength in Numbers at MH Flag Football Closing Day November Local Election By Bryan Harrison

Mountain House, CA – As the nation continues to grapple with an unexpected finish to the November 8, 2016 general election, the local races here were considerably less contentious, though decisive all the same.

board members Andy Su and Bernice Tingle, along with appointee from this past Spring, Dan Harrison, garnered the most votes to continue-on. Most recently appointed board member, Manny Moreno, had his name on the ballot due to a timing issue with the county’s Registrar of Voters’ office. He came in a close fourth in the race.

The Mountain House Community Services District Board of Directors had three seats up for grabs, with a total of four (4) candidates on the ballot. Moreno was slated to serve at The Board of Trustees for the least the remaining two years on Lammersville Unified School the seat vacated by Steve GutierDistrict also had three seats open, rez this past August, anyway, so but had six (6) candidates vying his spot was already secure. to garner enough votes for those “This was the most straight-forcoveted positions. ward and simplest outcome we For the CSD, the two elected could have hoped for,” stated incumbents seeking re-election CSD Board President Brian Luand the first of two appointed cid days after the election.

Tremendous Community Participation at the MHFF Closing Ceremony!

sitting board members were all The LUSD saw incumbents Dasuccessful. Previously elected vid Pombo and Matthew Balzaricontinued page 4

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MHFF President and Commissioner Andy Su welcomed the tremendous crowd, as Videographer & Audio engineer, Bob Corden looks on.

The Mountain House Flag Football organization, led by Andy Su, has a now long-standing tradition of excellence in the community, as exhibited at the November 5, 2016 Closing Ceremonies. Well more than a thousand people turned out for awards, thank yous, and FOOD! The big event, held at Bethany Park, drew a huge crowd for the league’s End of Year Awards Ceremony, which was followed by a major party. Some of the notable winners included: Sponsor of the Year, Mike Repetto, of West Valley Disposal; Volunteer of the Year David Knipp; and Hall of Fame inductees Chad Cochran (coach) and Logen Keller, Devin Awbery and Timmy Funk (players). see page 18

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Mountain House Telugu Community (MHTC) Bathukamma Celebrations

Submitted by the MHTC Board The Mountain House Telugu Community members celebrated Bathukamma and Dasara festival on October 9th 2016 at Wicklund Gazebo. Bathukamma is floral festival celebrated by the Hindu women of Telangana. The grand celebrations were attended by over 250 MHTC members, including adults, youth and children. MHTC members rejoiced by dancing around the floral Bathukamma (flower stack). Later in the afternoon, members also enjoyed dandia raas (north indian tradition of dancing with sticks/claps) in Wicklund. The event concluded by immersion of the floral Bathukamma in water. Bathukamma represents cultural spirit of Telangana. Bathukamma is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with different unique seasonal flowers - most of them with medicinal values - in seven concentric layers in the shape of templegopuram. In Telugu, ‘Bathukamma' means ‘Mother Goddess come Alive’ and Goddess Maha Gauri-‘Life Giver’ is worshipped in the form of Bathukamma – the patron goddess of womanhood, Maha Gauri Devi (Source – Wikipedia) Mountain House Telugu Community (MHTC) is a linguistic and culture based organization formed by Telugu speaking natives of Mountain House. MHTC members are originally from Southern part of India from the states of Andhra and Telangana. Today, MHTC is a 400+ member (adults, youth and kids) community all living in Mountain House. The mission of MHTC is to promote cultural, educational, religious and community activities of Telugu speaking people to younger generations living in Mountain House, CA. MHTC has successfully conducted many events in 2016 that is attended by 400+ people.

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First Ever Mountain House Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Set for December 3

By Bryan Harrison

The Mountain House Kindness Club has taken the initiative to organize a grand expression of holiday beautification in town. Working in conjunction with the MH Community Services District, the local group has raised funds to help defray costs to plant and decorate a Christmas Tree at the Main St. edge of Central Park. The CSD has taken on the project, as well, and will also aim to install holiday lighting at the main entrance to town at Wicklund Crossing.

Ugly Sweater Ride & Toys 4 Tots Drive Dec 4 From Angel Lamb, MHCSD

The Witches cackled their way through the neighborhood and now it is time for Santa's Elf's to join in the fun. Please join us for the Mountain House Ugly Sweater Ride! Wear your Ugliest Christmas Sweater, decorate your reindeer bike and enjoy an evening on the road with fellow Elf's collecting toys for Toys for Tots.

In the spirit of giving the head Elf has requested that you bring candy canes to toss out to your neighbors. For those with Bike Trailers we would appreciate if you can bring them along so that we have a place to put any Toys that are collected.

“The Kindness Club is the idea originator, but this A work crew digs a 3-1/2 foot deep hole at the edge of Central Park for the would ultimately be a district operation,” stated MH planting of the Mountain House Christmas tree. General Manager, Ed Pattison at the November 9, 2016 CSD Board meeting. cember 3, 2016, with a parade similar to the 4th of July route, starting at Main & Central Parkway at 4:00 pm. Operations and Maintenance Manager, Doug Louie, Tree lighting will occur at 5:00pm. gave a report to the board that also included a presentation from Hari Kattana, of the MH Kindness Club, and Holiday shopping vendors, as well as some food trucks logistical input from Angel Lamb. and more will be part of the festivities. Louie explained details on how the project can be To participate in the parade, please email Angel Lamb: completed in a timely fashion and without adversely alamb@sjgov.org. affecting the budget. Kattana then shared that the Kind“We anticipate that this will be a pretty modest parade ness Club had raised more than $3,000 to contribute to the first time out,” said MH CSD Event Coordinator, making it all happen. Angel Lamb. Community groups and individuals are The official Mountain House Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Saturday, De-

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Toys for Tots is a gift giving organizations run by the United States Marines. New, unwrapped toys are collected and distributed to local area children that might otherwise not receive any Christmas Presents. So please spread the word to your neighbors to bring an unwrapped new gift and find us along the route through their neighborhood. Who knows maybe Santa will give them a few extra points on the Nice List.

We will also have Ed with Tracy Cyclery at the event prior to the ride to do minor adjustments. If you would like to save some time you can go visit Ed prior to the event. Purely a recreational group ride, all participants are encouraged to comply to rules of the road and rules of the event. Go to: www.facebook.com/events/327042561009033/ for more

encouraged to come out to experience and support this endeavor.

LUSD & CSD Boards Set with November Local Election continued from page 1

ni win their respective re-election bids, along with new-comer, Anne Goodrich, who gained a decisive win as the overall top voter-getter, in a tight race. Andy Su, CSD Board of Directors

Bernice Tingle, CSD Board of Directors

Dan Harrison, CSD Board of Directors

Lammersville Unified School District carries most of it’s votes within San Joaquin County, as one would assume. However, a relative handful of votes are also tallied from Alameda County.

The LUSD trustees will begin to serve these new four-year terms as they join the other two members of that board, Sharon Lampel and Colin Clements. Lampel and Clements have two years each remaining on their service to the board.

The other candidates in the LUSD race included: former Army Airborne Nurse and homemaker, Lisa Boulais; Wicklund School Foundation President, Corey Strock; and Engineer and Customer Support Professional, Nagarjun Tujuru. All four CSD board members will join with CSD Board President, Brian Lucid, as they move forward. Special thanks to LUSD Board Trustee, Shane Nielson, for pointing out that the LUSD also has some votes from Alameda County. Anne Goodrich, LUSD Board of Trustees

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STORMWATER CHANNEL SAFETY

n support of public safety the MHCSD will like to raise awareness and educate the public on creek and channel safety. We must take this opportunity to speak to our children and friends about the dangers of fast moving water and the almost certain fate that awaits anyone who goes into our rain swollen flood control conveyance channel that is located within Mountain House Creek.

roadway bridges engineered for large flows also exist. These bridges located in the creek are not intended for public access. During periods of high flow, these structures become deadly. For example, on April 2010 a family lost a husband and son in the rain swollen Walnut Creek channel and, two young men drowned in the same channel in February 2011. These structures are an efficient tool in managing floodwaters, Our flood control conveyance channel is a major part of our com- but can be deadly for humans. munity’s infrastructure and, like freeways or railroad tracks, should As inviting as it may appear, any area beyond the Creek Park never be used for recreation. The flood control channel is designed trails and walkways are off limits to the public, especially around to drain stormwater from our community and take it swiftly “out to the flood control conveyance channel, storm water ponds, the sensitive riparian areas and the main creek channel. Any person, sea”, to prevent flooding in our community. Rainy days impact the level of flow within the creek. During these who enters onto District property beyond the public use area events, flow increases causing a large volume of water to travel without written permission from the Mountain House Community towards the delta all the while gathering debris, speed, volume and Services District, may be charged with a misdemeanor and power. Agriculture west of Mountain House also uses the creek chan- fined $75 under California Penal Code Section 602.8 for the nel to discharge large volumes water which can happen at any given first offense and up to $250 for repeated offenses. We must betime. At key points along the way, large structures have been built come aware of the dangers within our storm water conveyance into the system to slow down the water and control the power. These system and take the necessary steps to educate ourselves and so called structures appear as the natural part of the creek; however our children. Please talk to your children and friends about our they allow the water to flow back into wide earthen channels without flood control conveyance system and understand the important destroying their natural habitat or causing erosion. A series of four role it plays in our community.

MASTER RESTRICTIONS REMINDER

The Holidays are here. Please follow the Master Restrictions concerning Holiday Lighting. Article 4, Section 4.05, Paragraph I: The installation of any exterior lighting whose source is visible from neighboring lots is prohibited, except for ordinary non-directional bulbs that: (i) do not exceed a total of 150 watts for the bulbs in a single fixture; and (ii) are white or yellow in color. This provision does not prohibit holiday lighting decorations temporarily installed for a holiday season which are promptly removed

REC YCLE GREASE

Do you have left-over grease from your Holiday Turkey? Recycle it! Why recycle fryer and cooking oil? When you pour oil or grease down the drain, it can clog the pipes, cause damage to your home and cause problems at the sewage treatment plant. Instead of paying a plumber to fix your drains, recycle it. Did you know that used cooking oil may be refined to make lubricants, new products and bio-diesel fuel? Bio-diesel is used to power some vehicles that produce fewer harmful emissions than vehicles that run on regular gasoline. Plus, when you follow a car that uses bio-diesel, it may smell like French Fries.

following the holidays. No holiday lighting may be left installed for periods exceeding forty-five (45) days. Nothing in this Subsection prohibits street lighting in interior streets, driveways and parking areas, provided they comply with the Design Guidelines

SCHEDULE OF MHCSD EVENTS

Board meetings and committee meetings are held in the Michael Forbes McGrew Board Room at the CSD office. For class and event locations please see below. For additional information on the classes or events please contact Angel Lamb at alamb@sjgov.org.

Weight Watchers Community Series Tuesdays in December @ Firehouse

Music Together Class Tuesdays in December @ Firehouse

5:30pm - 6:30pm

9:30a-10:15a and 10:30a-11:15a

Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Saturday, December 3, 2016 Location: Central Park

4:00 pm - 6:00pm

Ugly Sweater Ride and Toys for Tots Collection Sunday, December 4, 2016 Location: Central Park

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Youth Action Committee Meeting Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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For more information please contact Director Tingle at btingle@sjgov.org

MHCSD Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

If your group has an activity open to the community in Mountain Houseplease send that information to Angel Lamb no later than the 10th of the month to be included in the newsletter.

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@ Wicklund Park. Contact Jaime Montenegro at sscjaime@yahoo.com The 45-day time frame will begin after the new year on January 3, Santa and Mrs. Claus Arrival 2017. If you have any questions, please contact the MHCSD at Friday, December 2, 2016 Location: Wicklund Park Gazebo 209-831-2300 and ask to speak to Cedric Hathorn.

MHHS VAPA Boosters Family Fun Bingo Night

OFFICE CLOSURE

Please note the Mountain House Community Services Offices will be closed the following dates: • Friday, December 23, 2016 • Monday, December 26, 2016 • Monday, January 2, 2017 • Monday, January 16, 2017 • Monday, February 20, 2017

The MHCSD will be collecting toys during regular office hours beginning through December 9th. Please bring an unwrapped, new unopened toy to the MHCSD office.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016 Friday, December 9

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Location: Central Park

Mountain House Rotary

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The Five Days of Diwali By Rajvee Patel

November is finally here! For some of us, Thanksgiving Day or Thanksgiving break is what we’re looking forward to. For some others, it’s all about trying to finish up that candy we got last month in October from trick-or-treating. And for a few of us, we look forward to greeting the holidays next month! For me though, I look forward to celebrating Diwali. The festival of lights. Just how all of us celebrate New Year’s Day every December 31st, all of India and other people

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who celebrate Diwali also consider it as a New Year’s Day.

Now, you might be thinking….Diwali only lasts for one day. Actually, this may come as a surprise to you, but it lasts for 5 days! Woah, right?! Each day represents a new festival to celebrate. Now, let’s take a few steps back. When, exactly, is Diwali? The best answer I could give to you would be “between the months of October and November”. Since the days of the year shift around the calendar, the 5 days of Diwali depend upon the days of the calendar. But, you can be 100% sure that it occurs sometime in between those months.

The 5 days of Diwali, in order, would go like this: Dhanteras, Kali Chaudas, Diwali, Annakut, and Bhai Dooj. Right now, I know what you’re thinking. “These names sound pretty cool, but I seriously don’t even know what they mean or what they stand for.” So that’s where I come in. I will give you lots of information about each of these days and trust me, by the end of this article, you’ll know plenty. So sit back, relax, and let’s go! Let’s start off with Dhanteras. Dhanteras is the 1st day out of the 5 days of Diwali. On this day, we perform a ritual that offers our wealth & goods to a goddess named Lakshmi. Many people buy new gold & jewelry just to be able to offer it to Lakshmiji on this day. Lots of people like to wear new clothes while performing this ritual as well.

Lastly, people fill the rooms with light and they also light mini candle-lamps to create a bright, inviting environment for Lakshmiji. When performing this ritual, Lakshmiji blesses your house/ family with prosperity, wealth, and well being.

Next comes the day of Kali Chaudas. This day is the 2nd day of Diwali. It represents light over darkness. The legend behind this day is actually pretty interesting. Lots of you may know Hanumanji- the divine deity in monkey-form. When he was a baby, he was always really hungry. One day, he was lying down under a tree and he saw a shiny

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fruit hiding behind the leaves. Thinking that it was a juicy mango, he flew towards it and put it into his mouth but actually, this juicy fruit was actually the sun!! Darkness filled the entire universe and the rain god, Lord Indra, requested Hanumanji to return the sun. Hanumanji, being a stubborn baby, refused. So, Lord Indra got mad and knocked Hanumanji down to the Earth causing the Sun to fall out of his mouth. Of course then, the universe was refilled with its warmth and light. On this day, we perform another ritual. We offer various things such as flowers, oil, sandalwood (all these things represent something, they aren’t random), and special foods to Hanumanji so that we can be protected from the evil and darkness. The 3rd day is the ACTUAL day of Diwali, the New Year’s Day. On this day, people take showers to clean themselves, wear new clothes, and join their families to do many family-type of things.

Families feast on a huge, delicious meal and then relax to either watch the fireworks or make them. This day, I personally think, is the best day. The legend behind this day is also very interesting. Many years ago, a king named King Dashera unwillingly sent his son, Lord Rama, to a 14 year exile inside a jungle. On this day, the actual day of Diwali, Lord Rama returned to his home village, Ayodhya, after his 14 year exile. The whole village was very glad to see their king’s son return to his rightful place. They warmly welcomed him by lighting mini candle-lamps and putting out colorful floor decorations. Lord Rama was so happy and pleased to see all of this. ****Fun Fact- Did you know….that I, the writer of this article, was born on Diwali! I was born on New Year’s Day!****.

Another thing that people do on the day of Diwali is that they make floor decorations (you may also know them as rangoli) and light mini candle-lamps too (you may also know them as deevas). Then comes the 4th day….and we call it Annakut. In my religion, on the day of Annakut, we go to the BAPS temple (in Milpitas) with our family. We wear the best of our indian dresses on this day and we go to the temple to pray to the divine, bright, and colorful statue of our God, Bhagwan Swaminarayan. The special thing about this day is that when you go to see the statue (we call it a murti) of our God, there are so many plates piled high with different types of sweets, foods, snacks, and drinks that we are offering to Lord Swaminarayan. We do this every year and it literally looks like the feast you were always dreaming of having (a dream feast). There are so many different types of sweets there. From stacks of Oreos to piles of a sweet we call Gulab Jamun, we basically have any sweet that you can think of (or we have a

sweet that is similar to any sweet that you can think of)!! Afterwards, this food that has been offered to God is given out as prasadam. In fact, BAPS is doing an Annakut this year too! I’m so excited and I can’t wait to celebrate with my family and my closest of friends!

The last day of the 5 days is Bhai Dooj (also called Bhai Beej). On this day, the brother/brothers in a family go over to their sister’s house to visit them and feast on a delicious meal. The story behind this day is my personal favorite. It is a bit lengthy, but it’s very compelling at the same time.

There once was the sun god, Surya, who was married to a beautiful princess named Sangya. Both of them lived happily together with their 2 children, Yama and Varni (they both were twins). Sangya, after a while, decided that she wanted to go back down to the Earth. So, she left her shadow, Chhaya, with her husband so that he would think that she was there with him all the time. Chhaya though, was actually a very evil-minded person and she wished to kick Varni and Yama out of heaven. This is what she ended up doing. After giving birth to her own kids, Chhaya kicked Varni and Yama back down to the Earth. Yama became the King of Death, or the underworld and Varni splashed down and became the river Yamuna. Varni soon married a handsome, young prince, but she missed her brother a lot. Her brother, Yama, missed her just as much. So, he decided to visit her one day. After hearing the news of her brother coming to visit her, Varni prepared a huge feast for her brother and her to enjoy. Yama came, visited her, ate, and blessed her. He then said, “Oh, lovely sister of mine! How joyful I am to have finally reunited with you! You have welcomed me so lovingly today and so, I want to express my gratitude towards you by granting you one wish. Anything!” So, Varni wished that every brother and sister remember this day and celebrate it. This day soon came to be known as Bhai Beej! Wasn’t that a cool story??!! I know, I was amazed when I heard it too! From the first day to the last day of Diwali, I tried my very best to explain best I could the days, the legends, and why we celebrate them. I hope you liked this article and I know that it got a little bit too long, but I really hope you found something interesting in this article. Thank you so much for reading this and I definitely can’t wait to greet you with next month’s article! See you next time! Bye! ~Rajvee


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Girl Scout Troop 523 Helps Out MHFCR and Other Worthy Groups Submitted by Jamie Carpenter, Troop 523

We are Girl Scout troop 523 out of Mountain House. Our service unit, Service Unit 116, serves Tracy and Mountain House. On October 28th, our service unit held a Night of Service in honor of the anniversary of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday. She was born October 31, 1860, in Savannah, GA, and died January 17, 1927, also in Savannah, GA.

We made hygiene kits for The McHenry House, name tags for Case for Kids, made mini flags for our troops, birthday party bags for Astoria Gardens, and small cat beds for the Mountain House Feral Cat Rescue. Here are some pictures of the exchange between our troop and Christina Oh, representative for MHFCR.

Above - top right: Christina Oh, Treasurer for the Mountain House Feral Cat Rescue, accepts the thoughtful donation from Troop 523.

Our troop (Senior and Cadettes) Brooke Carpenter, Nyila Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, Bella Diaz, Zoey Maldonado, Ashley Sami, Karah Watson, and Savannah Gregory (Not Pictured)

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Mountain House Telugu Community (MHTC) Ganesh Celebrations Submitted by the MHTC Board

For the first time ever, MHTC members brought Ganesh to Mountain House. Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated to honor the elephant-headed God Ganesha's birthday. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. MHTC members celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi at Mountain House, from Sunday, September 4th to Sunday, September 11th. The festivities started with prayers, Grand Aarthi (Singing by all attendees) and Prasad (food).

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Skies Clear for Halloween Parade By Bryan Harrison

The 4th annual Mountain House Halloween Parade organized by Andy Su and the Mountain House Flag Football organization, caught a nice break from the rain Sunday, October 30, 2016, that hundreds of kids, young and old, were able to enjoy.

It was the 13th Halloween Parade, overall. The parade was the very first such event held in Mountain House back in the day, started by the MH Mothers' Club. Andy and MHFF took it over four years ago just to keep going the popular tradition. Despite morning rain, the skies cleared in time for some 24 sponsors to set up their booths at Bethany Park for more than 300 kids to come parade their way through.

Gift card prizes were given to the top costumes for toddlers, older kids, and adults alike.

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Annual Pumpkin Fest Goes Community-Wide for First Time By Bryan Harrison

What started as an annual tradition to thank their clients and celebrate Halloween with friends and neighbors took on a whole new stature this year. Drew and Colleen Jacobsen took what has for several years been a special invitation-based event in their Wicklund neighborhood and, through partnership with the MH Community Services District, led by Angel Lamb. Together, they scaled it up for a big day at Central Park, Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Hundreds of pumpkins were provided, along with carving stations. Other entertainment included the petting zoo, bounce house, games and a mechanical bull. There were food trucks, Jack Frost Italian Ice, photo booth, and DJ music by MC Productions. A special hayride toured folks around the park, as well.

Families came out by the droves. The area near the fountain at Central park was busy throughout the four hour event. Fun times in Mountain House! “We couldn’t have been more pleased with the way it turned out,” Drew said with a smile. “Our first very small pumpkin party was in 2012, so this was our 5th year,” he added. They did it up big-time!

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Thank you to everyone that attended our 5th Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser!!! You did it again!!! Through your generosity we raised $6106.00. We are grateful for each and everyone of you who continue to support our Cause. Thank you from all of us at Mountain House Feral Cat Rescue. Thank you to all our Volunteers and everyone who contributed. We couldn’t have done it without you. Photo Credits Alex Swanepoel

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Tasting Yumminess at October WineClub By Bryan Harrison

Chef Jeff and Mary Naleway opened their home to the Mountain House Wine Club once again featuring a costume optional night of finely matched wines with the scrumptious pairing delights.

The evening started with a lovely cheese fondue, paired beautifully with a Trione 2015 white, that had just a touch of effervescence that melded the four cheese fondue delicately on the palate. The second pairing was a very tasty german potato salad with braised pork and a pork braising liquid reduction, just right with a 2012 Waterstone Carneros Pinot Noir. And, the official part of the evening was capped by a oh-so-yum Apfelstrudel bite with a lovely 2014 Von Hovel Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett Mosel.

Mary Naleway presented a tremendous backdrop with her expert professionally appointed festive decor and did so much to set the tone for a fun event for all. A complete photo gallery of this event may be viewed at www.facebook.com/ MountainHouseMatters/

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Fall & Winter Good Times Make A Move By Susan Goulding, Crown Key Realty, Inc.

Happy November.

The graph below of Homes for sale, sold and pending shows the past year, but it also shows what is happening monthly.

I’m frequently asked if Fall/Winter is a good time to sell your home. This graph shows that while selling over the winter months may not be a stupid idea, it may not be ideal.

Just this past September, 2016, there were 39 properties for sale in Mountain House, 26 pending and 24 sold. In October we had 28 homes for sale, 26 pending and 24 sold. Just for fun let’s compare that to April, the height of spring, when there were 37 active homes, 30 pending and 23 sold. Almost the same. However a notable observation, is the increase in sales this year compared to last year. August - October 2016 saw 60% more homes sold than the previous year, but also had more listings.

Even more dramatic is a look at August, 2015. There were just 12 sales, while in 2016 that

number jumped to 29. Thats a 240% increase year to year for that month ONLY.

This can sometimes be attributed to new home releases, and other factors, however, it also sends a signal of a currently strong housing market. Let’s compare the 4th quarter from last year (October-December) to the 2nd quarter this year, and see where we are…

59 sold properties, 116 active properties (50% sold), and in February 2016, pendings DOUBLED from December 2015 yet new homes for sale dipped in February.

Compare that to 2nd quarter (April - June) 85 SOLD properties with 109 active properties (77% sold). The real question moving forward is will this 4th quarter maintain the strength we’ve seen the last few months? The trend is tough to gauge with the numbers being so different thisFall over last. The ques-

tion everyone is asking is “Will it continue through the winter?” I don’t think we know yet how the election of Mr Trump will effect the housing market just yet. All indications are that the housing market and lending are going to get a boost. The trend looks good, but we shall see.

Which are you: buyer or seller? Buyers may benefit from less competition by purchasing NOW. Seller, price your home correctly and there are buyers willing to buy a home in the 4th quarter. What we can see if more inventory lower prices, less inventory higher prices… so where do you want to be? I​ f you’re on the fence about putting your home on the market, talk to a REALTOR and see if it’s time for you to make a move. All reports presented are based on data supplied by the MetroList MLS. The MetroList MLS does not guarantee or is not in anyway responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the

MetroList MLS may not reflect all real estate activities in the market. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. See more page 14

About the Author

Susan Goulding, is the owner/broker of Crown Key Realty, Inc. Crown Key Realty, Inc is a boutique real estate office with 5 agents who currently work in the Mountain House area. Susan has been a licensed Realtor for 11 years, and has owned Crown Key Realty, Inc for the past 6 years. Crown Key Realty, Inc specializes in residential home sales, purchases and property management. She is a founding member of the Mountain House Power Partners chapter of BNI (Business Network Int’l), and currently serves as the group’s Secretary/ Treasurer. Susan believes that questions should be answered free of charge. Susan has the heart of the teacher that shows when helping others navigate the real estate market. Susan & John, her husband of 36 years have lived in Tracy for the past 22 years. They have raised 5 children in Tracy. They have been actively involved in youth sports. Susan was the president of Tracy American/National Little League for 8 year and District Administrator for 3 years. John recently coached baseball at Tracy High, and son Shane was an Assistant Baseball coach at Kimball & Mountain House High Schools. Susan is an active member of Military Moms, and worships at Southwinds, She may be reached at: 209-914-5573 or susan@susangoulding.com.


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MHHS VAPA Boosters 2016-’17 Schedule The Mountain House High School Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Boosters Club is pleased to announce their schedule of events for the new school year. Stay tuned for updates or contact VAPA directly at: mhvapaboosters@gmail.com for more info and/or to get involved!

December 2016

December 2, 2016: Family Fun Bingo Night. Doors open at 5:30pm, Bingo Starts at 6:30pm. MHHS MPR. mhvapaboosters@ gmail.com December 14, 2016: MHHS VAPA Boosters Meeting at 7pm, MHHS A152. mhvapaboosters@gmail.com

January 2017

January 6, 2017: Family Fun Bingo Night. Doors open at 5:30pm, Bingo Starts at 6:30pm. MHHS MPR. mhvapaboosters@gmail. com January 11, 2017: MHHS VAPA Boosters Meeting at 7pm, MHHS A152. mhvapaboosters@gmail.com

February 2017

February 3, 2017: Family Fun Bingo Night. Doors open at 5:30pm, Bingo Starts at 6:30pm. MHHS MPR. mhvapaboosters@gmail. com February 8, 2017: MHHS VAPA Boosters Meeting at 7pm, MHHS A152. mhvapaboosters@gmail.com

March 2017

March 3, 2017: Family Fun Bingo Night. Doors open at 5:30pm, Bingo Starts at 6:30pm. MHHS MPR. mhvapaboosters@gmail. com March 8, 2017: MHHS VAPA Boosters Meeting at 7pm, MHHS A152. mhvapaboosters@gmail.com

April 2017

April 1, 2017: Mountain House Invitational at MHHS Gym. mhvapaboosters@gmail.com April 7, 2017: Family Fun Bingo Night. Doors open at 5:30pm, Bingo Starts at 6:30pm. MHHS MPR. mhvapaboosters@gmail. com April 12, 2017: MHHS VAPA Boosters Meeting at 7pm, MHHS A152. mhvapaboosters@gmail.com

May 2017

M ​ ay 5, 2017: Family Fun Bingo Night. Doors open at 5:30pm, Bingo Starts at 6:30pm. MHHS MPR. mhvapaboosters@gmail.com May 10, 2017: MHHS VAPA Boosters Meeting at 7pm, MHHS A152. mhvapaboosters@gmail.com

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Top 8 Questions

Rotary & Interact to ask Team Up For MH if you are considering being Basket Brigade your OWN Property Manager. Thanks For Giving Event November 19 By Susan Goulding, Crown Key Realty, Inc.

Are you thinking about renting out your Mountain House Property? Are you considering being your own property manager? You may find that hiring a Property Manager is an affordable way to eliminate stress capitalize on your investment.

1)

Do you know how to find a good tenant?

2)

Do you know how to run credit, background, eviction reports?

3)

Do you know how to verify income for a prospective tenant?

4)

Do you have all the legal contracts and disclosures that a tenant and landlord need to sign?

5)

Are you prepared to handle repair requests? (Tenants don’t care it’s Thanksgiving, they want their water heater fixed today.)

6)

Do you want the tenant to know where you live or have access to your banking information? (They need to pay you either via mail or depositing into your account)

8)

Are you a good record keeper? Yes you’ll need to file taxes on the income and expenses.

Only you know the answers to these questions. My experience has been that many owners think renting their property is just about finding a tenant. It’s so much more than that. Frequently we are called to help owners, after they have found a “non-qualified” tenant and they now want help. Eliminate your stress. Call a licensed Property Manager today to discuss your options.

Join other MH Runners for the 4th Annual Mountain House Turkey Trot. This is an unofficial race. Just come if you can and bring a snack/drink to share.

We meet at Central Park, chat for a couple minutes, and then we all run the Kite/ Jingle Run course. Everybody please bring a breakfasty snack/drink to share.

Please bring your own timing device, and be sure to write your time on the giant white piece of paper of record.

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Please join the Mountain House Rotary and Mountain House High School Interact and Leadership Clubs in our upcoming Thanksgiving Basket Brigade! We will be collecting food and personal care items to create Thanksgiving Dinner baskets for deserving families in the Mountain House and Tracy communities. The event will be taking place on Saturday, November 19th, at Altamont Elementary School in the MPR room. We will be serving families identified through the following agencies: STEPS (Student Teens Educational Parenting Support); Chest of Hope; Tracy Interfaith Ministries. We are also accepting nominations if you are, or you know of a family in need in Mountain House or Tracy. To nominate a family, please send an email to mountainhouserotary@gmail.com with the name of the individual/family and a brief description of their situation. All information will be kept confidential. Volunteer slots to make and deliver baskets are now full, however we really need food donations!! To make your pledge for food, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b49aeab29a3fc1-mhrotary Drop your food off at Altamont on Brigade Day, or if you can't make it that day, email us at mountainhouserotary@ gmail.com to make arrangements to drop off your food early (except frozen turkeys). We appreciate cash donations in any amount for this generous cause. Your cash contributions are tax deductible! To make a cash donation online, please visit: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HZJWX8GXGW8CU

Any questions? Please contact the Mountain House Rotary Club at mountainhouserotary@ gmail.com!


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13th Annual Arrival of Santa Third Annual Holiday Photo Shoot Set for & Mrs. Claus at Wicklund Park December 10 Gazebo December 2

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By Joshua Anderson

By Shelley Puentes

Annually, the first Friday in December, Mountain House residents KNOW nothing says Merry Christmas like the 13th annual arrival of Santa and Mrs Claus to Mountain House, sponsored by Southwinds Church, at the decorated gazebo in Wicklund Park.

Friday night, this year again, Mountain House's favorite professional duo will meet, greet and pose for your camera phone photos with children of all ages.

The gazebo will be illuminated by 5:00 pm. Live entertainers and carolers will give your little ones another unforgettable annual memory. Enjoy hot refreshments,cookies, live music and most of all the Santa and Mrs. Claus duo again.This is an Intero Real Estate Services Warm Coat Drive Drop-Off Event. Where: At the Wicklund Park Gazebo 551 Historic Street at the end of Wicklund Crossing around the corner from Wicklund School.

When: Friday, December 2, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Find Mountain House Macaroni Kid on Facebook for weather updates.

Who: Everyone in the Mountain House community and their friends and family are welcome and invited at this annual family event.

How: Just come by the gazebo at Wicklund Park and get a number to see the duo so you won't have to stand in line to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Instead you'll wait around until your number is called while enjoying the festivities and socializing while you wait. Hot drinks and cookies will be served. Refreshment from Intero Real Estate MH Team www.SellMyMountainHouse.com. The Southwinds Church youth band will perform. The www.Smartlinglearningcenter.com students children's choir will lead the community in songs again like they did last year. Event insurance for this annual has been provided again by Southwinds Church www. Southwinds.org and I thank them for loving our community so much and making this event possible!

Cost: Expenses for this annual community event is made possible thanks to the million event insurance policy donated by Southwinds Church, www.southwinds.org and the Southwinds Church volunteers. We also thank Intero Real Estate Services Mountain House Team for donating refreshments and making an additional donation to Santa and Mrs.Claus' and their Amaranth diabeties research www.santascharities.org making their annual Mountain House visit worthwhile. Thank you www.InteroDublin.com and www.BuyMountainHouse.com and http://www.SellMyMountainHouse.com. www.smartlinglearningcenter.com

You're coordially invited to the third annual Holiday Photo Shoot event. Save the date. We have an amazing day filled with fun, photos, candy, hot chocolate and coffee.

This is our FREE gift to your family and a way for us to say thank you for having faith in us. Your referrals, your trust, and continued support is paramount to us in fulfilling our promise to always give back to our community.

A very special thank you to Dr. Joseph Russell and staff of Valley Chiropractic at Mountain House. They are providing the hot chocolate, candy bar and coffee. They have as much passion for MH as we do.

And to our professional photographer, Jenni Kaus Tellers of Portraits of Grace Photography. Thank you so much!! Please let us know you're coming by clicking the "going" button

We are so proud of what's in store for you this year. From our hearts to yours, thank you and we look forward to a fun filled afternoon.

MH Power Partners BNI Visitors Day December 6 Have a business that could benefit through networking? Looking for ways to build a referral base that grows your business? Come learn about BNI - Business Networking, International - at the Mountain House Power Partners BNI Visitors Day, Tuesday, December 6, 2016. This event will provide an opportunity to learn about how BNI works, generally, and specifically within the Mountain House chapter. Visitors’ Day will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Mountain House Fire Station Community Room: 911 Prosperity Dr. at Mustang Way. Arrive early to get a spot, meet and greet, and see how why this progressive method of networking has grown into 227 chapters throughout the world. No obligation. No high pressure to join. Just come check it out, and check your eligibility.

Jingle5k Run Set for December 3

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Saturday, December 3 at 8 AM - 11 AM Mountain House Central Park 25 E Main, Mountain House, California 95391 Join us for a 5K around the MH Creek. It's a fast flat course with Chip Timing by Brazen Racing. Entrants may receive a Long Sleeve Tech Shirt Food & Drinks at the finish line area. To register, go to: www.facebook.com/events/1673694912869978/

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New to Mountain House?

Looking to expand your sphere of influences?

To have your local group added to this list, please email your information to info@mhmatters.net, or call 209-597-8157

Collectively, we have many choices of clubs, groups and organizations for your consideration.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT & CIVIC RESOURCES MH Community Services District: www.MHCSD.com - 230 S. Sterling Drive, Suite 100 MH Sheriff Services: Emergency - 911 • Non-Emergency - (209) 468-4400 MH Fire Services: Emergency - 911 • Non-Emergency - (209) 407-2990 MH Master Restrictions Enforcement - (209) 831-5606, or chathorn@sjgov.org or report online: http://com2.govtsystems.com/rpmtnhouse/public/default.asp MH Library: www.ssjcpl.org/locations/county/mhouse.html - 250 Main Street

COMMUNITY GROUPS & CLUBS

ICAN of the Delta Valley: search ICAN of the Delta Valley on Facebook MH Asian-American Association: www.mhaaa.com MH Autism Awareness: search Mountain House Autism Awareness on Facebook MH Auto Club: www.facebook.com/groups/mhautoclub MH BNI Power Partners: search Mountain House Business Networking group on Facebook MH Local Businesses: www.MHLocalBiz.com, www.facebook.com/ MountainHouseLocalBusiness MH Beaver Group: www.facebook.com/groups/MHBeavers MH Cancer Support Group: search "Mountain House Cancer Support Group" on Facebook MH Cooks Club: www.facebook.com/groups/MHCooks/ MH Dog Club: www.MHdogclub.com MH Feral Cat Rescue: www.MountainHouseCats.com - 209-597-8150 MH Filipino-American Society: www.facebook.com/groups/MHFILAMS MH Flag Football, Inc.: www.mhflagfootball.com (including: MH Tennis, Youth Cheer, Golf Club, & Kite Run) MH Freecycle: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Mtnhousefreecycle/ MH Game Club: Search Mountain House Game Club on Facebook MH Gardeners Facebook Group: Search Mountain House Gardeners on FB MH Home Schoolers: facebook.com/groups/mhhomeschoolers MH Kindness Club: contact Hari Kattana: hkattana@yahoo.com MH La Leche League: www.lllnorcal.org/groups/LivermoreCA.html MH Ladies' Upscale Resell Boutique: facebook.com/groups/1530309337208413/ MH LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, & Transgender) Group: facebook.com/groups/mhlgbt

Mountain House Matters: www.MHMatters.net MH Online Forum: www.MHvillages.com MH Wiki: http://wiki.mhvillages.com/ MH Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/MountainHouse San Joaquin County Animal Services: (209) 953-6070 MH Welcome Center: 955 Prosperity Street @ Mustang Way - (209) 221-6317

MH Little League: www.mountainhouselittleleague.org MH Matters Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MountainHouseMatters MH Mothers Club: www.MHmothersclub.com MH Musicians' Network: www.Facebook.com - type: "Mountain House Musicians Network" MH Poker Club: www.mhpoker.com MH Running Club: www.MHrunners.com MH Seniors Group: www.Facebook.com - type: "Mountain House Seniors" MH Soccer/West Coast Soccer Club: http://westcoastsoccerclub.com MH Sports, Inc.: www.mh-sports.org - "Jr. Mustangs" Football, Cheer, Basketball, Track 'n Field MH Villages Forum: www.MHVillages.com MH Virtual Garage Sale: www.facebook.com/groups/MHvirtualgaragesale MH Wine Club: www.MHwineclub.com MH Walking Club: www.facebook.com/groups/MHWalkingClub Macaroni Kid - Mountain House: www.MountainHouse.MacaroniKid.com Neighborhood Watch: search MH Neighborhood Watch on Facebook Tracy Rotary Satellite Club @ Mountain House: search Rotary Mountain House on Facebook Tracy Talks Community page for Tracy & MH: www.facebook.com/OfficialTracyTalks

To List your local group, please email your information to bryan@mhmatters.net, or call 209-597-8157 Deadline for the November issue is November 30, 2016

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- Services Directory Find What You Need in and around town right here!

NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES

Krugman Notary - Sandra M. Krugman

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

(925) 634-9441

M&J BISTRO - Jason Rucker

(209) 832-2727

PUBLICATIONS

MAZAA KABOB HOUSE - Haroon Hamid

(209) 830-4402

Mailing: 2455 Naglee Rd. #263, Tracy, CA 95304

MOUNTAIN HOUSE BAR & GRILL - Josie Alvarez

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BYRON INN CAFE - Roberto Rose, Chef/Proprietor

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REAL ESTATE AGENTS & BROKERS COLDWELL BANKER - Harshad Bhimani

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CROWN KEY REALTY - Susan Goulding

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HOME BUYERS REALTY - Ron Cedillo

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HEALTH /BEAUTY/ PERSONAL CARE

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SINGH DENTAL CENTER - Shailaja Singh, DDS

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EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION CAMP SEW & SEW - Judy Ridpath

Instruction, Custom Sewing & Alterations - Mountain House resident

KAM LEARNING CENTER - Donshea Williams

Personal Tutoring • Summer Workshops - Mountain House resident

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Window & Gutter Cleaning • Mobile Sun Screens

MORTGAGE BROKERS iMORTGAGE - Amy Costa

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MOVEMENT MORTGAGE - Marylou Edwards

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REeBROKER GROUP - Shaheen Pasha

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JACKIE'S PET CARE - Jackie Dekker

POLGAR GROUP - Gevon Polgar

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PRIVATE & AFFORDABLE IN-HOME CARE - Cynthia White (831) 419-2712

PET CARE SERVICES

MOUNTAIN HOUSE REAL ESTATE - Drew Jacobsen

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MH Flag Football & Cheer Celebrates 8th Season continued from page 1

The Awards Ceremony was followed by “the biggest party in the history of MHFF”. Attendence was estimated at between 1200-1800 people.

“We have grown from a small league of 80 kids in 2009 to 560 this year and we couldn’t have done it without the hundreds of awesome volunteers giving thousands of hours a year of their time to the kids in our league” said Andy Su, President and Commissioner of MHFF.

Varsity winners, The Vikings

JV winners, The Titans

A complete photo gallery of this event may be viewed at www.facebook.com/ MountainHouseMatters/

Sophomore winners, The Giants

Sponsor of the Year, Mike Repetto, of West Valley Disposal

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Volunteer of the Year, David Knipp, with Andy Su

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Hall of Fame Player Inductees, Logen Keller, above left, and Devin Awbery

Hall of Fame Coach Inductee, Chad Cochran

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Sneak-Peek at December highlights Things we ran out of space for this month October 22 Mountain House Fire Department Pancake Breakfast October 30, 2016 Mountain House Witches Ride!

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Rotary Thanksgiving19 13 14 15 16 17 18 Basket Brigade

All dates and events subject to change. Check with your respective groups to verify

To submit your community-oriented event for consideration on the Mountain House Matters monthly calendar, please email event info, date, time, and location to: info@mhmatters.net

Altamont School MPR 10am-1pm • www.RotaryMH.org

Taco Thursday

MH Wine Club

5-8pm -MH Bar & Grill - All ages Weekly

7:00pm - sign-up at MHWineClub.com

20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Every Tuesday

Happy Thanksgiving!

Music Together Class

Firehouse 9:30a-10:15a & 10:30a-11:15a

Taps & Tapas Tuesdays

M&J Bistro 4-7pm: 2503 N. Tracy Blvd

Weight Watchers Community Series Firehouse 5:30-6:30pm

December

27 28 29 30 1 2 3 Jingle 5k Run

8am - Central Park - see page 15

Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

Taco Thursday

4pm-6pm - Central Park - see page 4

5-8pm -MH Bar & Grill - All ages Weekly

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rotary Meeting BNI Visitors Day

11:30am-1pm - MH Fire House - see pg 15

LUSD Board of Trustees Meeting

LUSD Building: 111 S. De Anza Blvd. 7:00pm

Ugly Sweater Ride- Toys 4 Tots

Wine Down Wednesdays

4pm-6pm - Central Park - see page 4

MH Fire Station 9-10am all welcome

M&J Bistro 5-8pm: 2503 N. Tracy Blvd

4th Annual MH Bar Toy Run

12-5pm -MH Bar & Grill - All ages see pg 6

Taco Thursday

5-8pm -MH Bar & Grill - All ages Weekly

MH Wine Club

7:00pm - sign-up at MHWineClub.com

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 MHCSD Board of Directors Meeting Youth Action Committee Meeting CSD Bldg: 230 S. Sterling Dr. 7pm

CSD Bldg: 230 S. Sterling Dr. 7pm

Wine Down Wednesdays

M&J Bistro 5-8pm: 2503 N. Tracy Blvd

Taco Thursday

5-8pm -MH Bar & Grill - All ages Weekly

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