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OBITUARIES Larry D. Strobel Larry D. Strobel of Knightsen passed away on Oct. 23, 2012. For more than 25 years, Larry was CEO and owner of L.D. Strobel Co., Inc., a telecommunications construction company based in Concord that employed about 50 people. He enjoyed his children, plus flying, water skiing, playing the guitar and golfing. Larry is survived  by his three minor children of Discovery Bay.  He is also survived by his mother, Esther Strobel of Knightsen;  sister, Mona Kolodzie (Strobel) and  family from Martinez. Larry is preceded in death by his father, Douglas H. Strobel, who passed away in 2010. Doug was a World War II and Korean War veteran. Larry’s smile, sense of humor,  zest for life and adventure  will be missed by all who ever had the pleasure of knowing

him. Friends and family are invited to his Celebration of Life on Friday, Nov. 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Patriot Jet Team Hangar at the Byron Airport on Osprey Court. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Larry Strobel Children’s Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 425, Knightsen, CA 94548. Raymond Chester Delay Discovery Bay resident Raymond Chester Delay died on Sunday, Oct. 28. Ray was born in Los Angeles on Sept. 14, 1948. He graduated from Homestede High School in Sunnyvale and graduated from San Jose State College. Ray spent four years serving his country in the U.S. Army. He worked as a realtor in East Contra Costa for more than 30 years. Ray is survived by his wife, Cathy S. Delay; mother,  Doris Delay; sister, Joanne Walter; and children, Scott, Richelle Skillicorn, Raymond Jr. and Derek; stepson, Gus Erickson; and six grandchildren. Services will be held Monday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. in Byron United Methodist Church. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Byron United Methodist Church.

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RAY TETREAULT

MARK SIMON

Candidates from page 1A – has served Discovery Bay in various capacities over the years, including president and treasurer of the CSD board; trustee of Reclamation District 800; member of the Sheriff’s Municipal Advisory Committee; commissioner of the East Diablo Fire Protection District; and member of the Discovery Bay Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce. “I have been on the board for 10 of the past 12 years,” said Tetreault, who moved to Discovery Bay in 1998. “And as a member of the budget committee I have

Gym from page 1A For Byron Union School District Superintendent Ken Jacopetti, being able to recognize one of the community’s hometown heroes is a gratifying honor. “It’s the very least we can do,” said Jacopetti. “Joey went through school here in Byron and the Liberty district, and when I think about our youth and those that have given their lives protecting us, it’s just a real honor to be a part of this.” The dedication will include the presentation of a plaque and speeches by local dignitaries. The official proclamation, which will be given to Graves, describes a young man who made an impact on his family, friends and community. In the words of the official proclamation, “Friends and faculty members remember Joseph A. Graves as a fun-loving, spunky kid with a unique flair and an analytical mind who had the courage to think independently and to ask the hard questions in a constructive manner.” The dedication begins at 7 p.m., is open to the public, and will include light refreshments. For more information, call 925-634-6644. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on November 13, 2012, hold a public hearing to consider the following: Consideration of a resolution approving a General Plan Amendment (GPA 11-002) to update the Housing Element in accordance with State law, including the Goals, Policies, and Action Programs, as well as progress on compliance with the Association of Bay Area Government’s Regional Housing Need Allocation. Applicant: City of Brentwood The Planning Commission held a public hearing on October 16, 2012 to review the Housing Element Update, and adopt-

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BILL PEASE

MIKE TEMBY

JIM MATTISON Photos courtesy of Amanda Dove

played an important role in bringing you a balanced budget along with setting up reserves for the first time in our town’s history … As a retired longtime resident of Discovery Bay, I have the time available to deal with the many challenges facing our community today.” Jim Mattison, who was appointed to the CSD board in April of this year following the resignation of Director Brian Dawson, said he’s excited to be a part of guiding the town as it moves into the future. “The board, working alongside our

great town staff, has worked hard to develop and approve our first complete master plan for the community,” said Mattison. “This 10-year master plan is comprehensive, and I would like the privilege of serving for the next four years so that I can ensure that the plan is implemented.” The longtime resident has served as a coach and athletic director for CYO for many years and is an active presence in the local Lions Club. He cites the town’s commitment to its infrastructure and recreation programs – including the cre-

ation of a community center – among the board’s many strengths. “Our town does best when we work together,” said Mattison. “Since I have been on the CSD board, I see more unity now that has been in many years. Our present board is made up of a group of diverse individuals who have jelled and truly have the town’s best interests in mind.” Temby, who is running for the twoyear term against Tetreault, declined to comment on the election. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Oakley candidates prepare for polls Six candidates vying for three seats on the Oakley City Council are giving their final push to earn voters’ attention and support. Incumbent Mayor Kevin Romick is seeking re-election for his third term while contenders Randi Adler, Ron Borland, Diane Burgis, David Hansen and Doug Hardcastle are making their first bids for council seats, hoping to make a difference by promoting economic growth and continued public safety. Borland, 61, is a 25-year resident who first made a splash in the local political scene by serving on Oakley Incorporating Committee when Oakley sought cityhood. In his campaign for council, he’s presenting himself as the candidate who will build a bridge between the public and local politicians, offering a more transparent process that keeps residents in the loop about what’s going on at City Hall. Burgis, 47, is known throughout Oakley and East County as the executive director of Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed. Her involvement in the local nonprofit has helped her build connections with elected officials on the local, state and na-

tional level, but her quest for City Council is a personal passion. “I’m running for City Council because I believe I can make a difference,” said Burgis. “I have a compassionate heart that wants to make the world a better place. While some folks running (for council) are focused on what is not working, I am focused on how we can move forward and how we can do better.” Hansen, 51, is also concerned about Oakley’s growth in the next four years. “I want to see Oakley become a place where people can work, shop, play and enjoy community,” said Hansen. “That will take hard work and strong leadership. I believe I understand the community and have the leadership skills needed to help craft a great future for Oakley.” Hardcastle, 61, is a local business owner who’s lived in Oakley for more than 30 years. The current president of the Ironhouse Sanitary District wants to help draw more businesses to Oakley and improve the city’s economic climate. Hardcastle, like Borland, wants to create a transparency between residents and

local government and has pledged to make himself available to listen to the public’s concerns for their city. Romick has served Oakley for 12 years (two terms on the council and four years on the now-defunct Planning Commission) and intends to use his experience to help steer Oakley into a prosperous future. “It has been an incredible privilege to serve the citizens of Oakley for nearly 12 years,” said Romick, 57. “This is an honor I have never taken lightly. I am very proud of the record I hold as an appointed and elected official.” Adler, 53, is a consumer activist. Adler didn’t respond to requests from the Press to get her final thoughts about the council race, but in past forums, she has pledged to be a voice of the people and look for ways to make Oakley a destination city to bring in more revenue and tax dollars. At least two new faces will be on the council by the end of the year. Councilwoman Pat Anderson is retiring after 13 years of service, and Councilman Jim Frazier is seeking a seat in the State Assembly. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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ed Resolution No. 12-028 recommending that the City Council approve it. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Debbie Hill [(925) 516-5135 or dhill@brentwoodca. gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. In any court challenge of City Council decisions, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273/56114 Publish date: November 2, 2012.

Use Permit No. 12-033 allowing the use of City streets and authorizing the closure of several downtown streets and temporarily establishing No Parking restrictions and tow away zones in order to facilitate the Chamber of Commerce’s “2012 Holiday Parade” event, for one day, Saturday, November 17, 2012, between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. A Resolution approving and authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute and make minor revisions in consultation with the City Attorney, a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Brentwood and the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce regarding the Chamber of Commerce’s “2012 Holiday Parade” event. Applicant: Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Planner Jeff Zilm [(925) 5165136 or jzilm@brentwoodca.gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513.

In any court challenge of City Council decisions, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273/56115 Publish date: November 2, 2012

Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Planning Manager Erik Nolthenius [(925) 516-5137 or enolthenius@ brentwoodca.gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. In any court challenge of City Council decisions, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273/56117 Publish date: November 2, 2012.

with direction provided by the City Council on January 10, 2012, including, but not limited to, the following: 1) Eliminating the requirement for new residential rental development to comply with the Ordinance, consistent with the Palmer/Sixth Street Properties LP v. City of Los Angeles case. 2) Applying the requirements of the Ordinance to subdivisions of 25 or more dwelling units/lots. 3) Allowing the payment of a Low Income level In-Lieu Fee for developments between 25 and 74 dwelling units. 4) Allowing payment of In-Lieu Fees at the time of building permit issuance of Market-Rate Units. 5) Allowing the Finance Director to utilize Housing Funds towards the City Council-approved Housing Division operating budget. 6) Removing the Moderate Income requirement of the Ordinance, changing it to Zero. 7) Reducing the overall obligation of the Ordinance to 2%. 8) Keeping the alternatives that are currently in place. 9) Adding the In-Lieu Fee methodology

of the Market-Rate Median 12-month Sales and basing it on a 3 bedroom 2 bath model, or using the new-construction cost based In-Lieu Fee, whichever is lowest. Applicant: City of Brentwood The Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the application on October 16, 2012, and recommended that it be approved by the City Council. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Community Development Analyst Kwame Reed [(925) 516-5304 or kreed@brentwoodca.gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. In any court challenge of City Council decisions, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273/56117 Publish date: November 2, 2012

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on November 13, 2012, hold a public hearing to consider the following: A Resolution approving Temporary

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on November 13, 2012, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a second amendment to the approved development agreement for The Vineyards at Marsh Creek project (DA 04-01-A2), a mixed-use development located north of Marsh Creek Road and west of State Route 4. Applicant: City of Brentwood/ Brentwood Commercial Partners, LLC The Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the application on October 2, 2012, and recommended that it be approved by the City Council. Said hearing will be held at the City

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on November 13, 2012, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a rezone (RZ 11-003) to amend Chapter 17.725 (Affordable Housing) of the Brentwood Municipal Code (the “Ordinance”) in accordance


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