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United Contractors 25th Annual

Government Relations Dinner & Auction Saturday, November 2, 2013 Craneway Pavilion

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“In politics, if you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re lunch.”

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Government Relations Dinner & Auction Thank You for participating in this event United Contractors Political Advocacy is your voice at the local, state and federal level! The funds we raise at the Annual Government Relations Dinner & Auction help UCON provide leading advocacy in the following areas: • Protecting the market share for union-contractors in California. • Supporting critical regulatory reform legislation, improving the business environment for industry. • Successfully building and passing infrastructure bond measures at the local and state level, providing billions of dollars to our industry! • Delivering leading advocacy and input in Sacramento and Washington DC on oppressive environmental regulations and their impact on industry. • Educating the public about the impact our industry has on the economy and quality of life. • Sustaining industry’s leading grassroots advocacy efforts and more!

Auction Sub-Committee We would not be able to achieve the goals set without the support, time and dedication from our Auction Sub-Committee. Each member of this group volunteers their time to reach out to members, industry affiliates, corporations and more for sponsorships, item donations and event registrations. United Contractors thanks you for all your efforts! Rob Layne, O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc. (Chairman) Bruce Daseking, McGuire and Hester (Co-Chair) Andrew Vasconi, A.J. Vasconi General Engineering Kevin Dern, Ghilotti Bros., Inc. Debbie Ferrari, MAG Trucking Catherine Delorey, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP Chris Thorsen, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) Inc. Roger Mason, Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth Rob Pitts, TBC Safety Trony Fuller, West Coast Aggregates, Inc. Bret Lawrence, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. 2 United Contractors Government Relations Dinner & Auction

United Contractors Proudly Presents the 25th Annual

Government Relations Dinner & Auction Saturday, November 2, 2013 Craneway Pavilion

Evening’s Agenda 5:00 6:30 7:00 7:30

p.m....................................... Networking, Cocktails and Appetizers, Auction Viewing, Silent Auction Bidding & 6:40 p.m.............................................Silent Auction Tables Close p.m............................................................... Dinner Service Begins - 10:00 p.m................................................... Live Auction Program*

*All bidder accounts must be closed and Auction items collected at the end of the Live Auction. Efforts will be made to assist you in finding short-term storage for items you cannot transport home.

Welcoming Remarks by Mark Breslin, United Contractors CEO 2013 UCON Live Auction gavel opening by Rob Layne, O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc., Auction Chairman and Past President Introduction of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America), Inc.

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Auction Sponsors Thank you to all of our 2013 Auction Sponsors! This event would not be a success without your help.

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Thank you to all of our 2013 Auction Sponsors! This event would not be a success without your help.

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Appian Engineering, Inc. Cement Masons Local 400 D.W. Young Construction Co., Inc. Enterprise Fleet Management Granite Rock Company Laborers Local No. 304 McInerney & Dillon PC P C & N Construction, Inc. Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C. Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

Friends of United Contractors Assemblymember Rob Bonta Duran & Venables, Inc. KDW Construction, LLC Pacific Boring, Inc. Stevens Creek Quarry, Inc.

A special Thank You to Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) Inc. for donating their services to our event. 6 United Contractors Government Relations Dinner & Auction

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Silent Auction Items 1. Wine Tasting Picnic Basket

Picnic basket for two. Fully lined and stocked with everything you need for a vineyard picnic including: 2 wine glasses, cutting board & cheese knife, corkscrew, cloth napkins and tablecloth. Friends of UCON

2. BAC Track–Breath Alcohol Detector

Tests breath for the presence of alcohol and estimates BAC (blood alcohol content). Comes with a fold out mouth piece and keychain attachment so you can always keep it with you. Use at your next party for entertainment AND safety when saying goodnight to your guest, or for the frequent drinker to determine if driving is a good decision, or not. Friends of UCON

3. BLACK & DECKER® 12 amp Blower Vacuum with Mulcher

The 2-speed, 230MPH blower enables you to clear your yard and driveway of debris and fallen leaves while also allowing for controlled cleaning of gardens and flower beds. The blower also converts to high-efficiency vacuuming and mulching. Includes concentrator, blow tubes, vacuum tubes, and bag assembly. Friends of UCON

4. Accudart® Union Jack Dartboard Cabinet Set A classic dartboard with an attractive solid wood design, carpeted background for added protection, and profiled cabinet doors. Finger mitered joints and self-closing hinges with antique brass finish provide extra strength for years of continuous play. Also includes double dry-erase scoreboards and marker for easy scoring, and 6 quality brass darts with built-in dart storage inside door panels. Friends of UCON

5. Timbuk2 Commute Messenger Bag

The laptop compartment unzips to lie flat so you don’t have to remove your laptop at airport security, and its waterproof TPU flap keeps your gear dry in a drizzle. Additionally, this laptop messenger bag has external water bottle pockets and a silly amount of internal organization for pens, mice, cords, and badges, and our beloved red key fob. Thou shall never dig for thy keys or be last through the security line again. West Valley Construction Co., Inc.

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Silent Auction 6. Taylor Swift Autographed and Framed 11x14 Photo

Grammy winner for Album of the Year in 2008, Billboard’s Artist of the Year in 2009, Taylor Swift is rocking the country music world at the age of 21. This 11x14 autographed and framed photo comes with individual Certificate of Authenticity. Friends of UCON

7. SCHWINN® Double Trailblazer Trailer

Bring your child along for the ride, with deluxe harness and padded seat for added comfort. Aluminum frame is lightweight for easy handling. The 20” pneumatic tires with aluminum rims provide optimum performance. Folding frame and quick-release wheels allow for easy storage. The 2-in-1 canopy includes a bug screen and weather shield. Versatile coupler attaches to most bicycles. Includes stroller kit with swiveling front wheel and handle bar. Parking brake offers extra safety while in stroller mode. Friends of UCON

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Silent Auction Items 8. Logitech Headphones–Ultimate Ears 6000

The custom-tuned drivers produce a wide-open sound with remarkable detail, while active noise cancelling technology keeps distractions out. With the comfortable and insightful design, you’ll be in music nirvana all day long. The unique UE Sound Signature delivers rich, clear audio that’s perfectly tuned. West Valley Construction Co., Inc.

9. Case and a half of Las Positas Chardonnay

2010 Kaltoff Common Vineyard, Livermore Valley Chardonnay. Much of the Chardonnay in California can trace its roots to Livermore. Our hot days allow the vines to fully ripen and our cool nights preserve the natural acidity of this varietal. The result is a well balanced Chardonnay that is big and crisp. Las Positas Vineyards

10. Shop-Vac® Vac-n-Vac

Portable 2.5 gallon vac rides inside a cradle in the 14 gallon tank. Use the large vac around the home and workshop. Use the small vac for cleaning cars, stairs and small spills. Features 18’ power cord, 5.5 peak HP motor. Includes a full set of 1-1/4” and 2-1/2” accessories, plus efficient cartridge filters and filter bag. Friends of UCON

11. Coleman® Sundome® Tent

Exclusive WeatherTec System keeps you dry: Guaranteed! Features a mesh vent for increased ventilation, shock-corded poles for easy and quick setup, heavy-duty welcome mat, privacy windows, pole sleeves, pin and ring, and the InstaClip™ attachments make the tent simple to set up. One room tent sleeps 3 to 4 campers. Friends of UCON

12. Canon Power Shot A2500 Digital Camera

The PowerShot A2500 makes highly advanced imaging technology fun and easy to use, so you’ll capture beautiful stills and video. The camera’s 16.0 Megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor capture a wealth of detail and natural color, so even your enlarged images have impressive resolution. With the 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens, everything from close-up snaps to breathtaking landscapes is within your reach. West Valley Construction Co., Inc.

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Silent Auction Items 13. Overnight Stay at The Meritage Resort & Spa

Looking for a romantic getaway? Enjoy a 1 night stay at Meritage Resort & Spa, Tuscan-inspired Napa Valley accommodations. Breakfast for two at Siena restaurant is included. Lounge by the pool, book a spa treatment, wine taste, and more. The Meritage Resort & Spa

14. Cuisinart® Portable Gas Grill with Rolling Cart

Combining exceptional performance with convenient portability, this gas grill sits on a convenient rollaway cart for family grilling and backyard get-togethers, then folds up like a rolling suitcase— complete with wheels and an extended handle—for easy transport to the campground, beach, or tailgate. It features a 15,000 BTU stainless steel loop burner and 330 sq. in. porcelain enamel cast iron grate for even, efficient heating, plus TwistStart electric ignition for easy start-up. Includes 3 convenient tool hooks. Fuel requirement: 14.1 or 16.4 oz. LP gas canister (not included). Friends of UCON

15. Ultimate Ears Wireless Speaker

UE BOOM is the 360º speaker that drops bold, immersive sound in every direction. UE BOOM has a versatile, go anywhere shape that makes it as spontaneous as you - it brings the music, you bring the friends. Forget docking. With UE BOOM, you can switch songs, adjust volume and take phone calls from up to 50 feet away. Or grab a friend and take turns playing songs from two different devices. West Valley Construction Co., Inc.

16. Coleman® 54-qt. Steel Chest Cooler

This 54-quart steel cooler features extra thick insulation in body and latch for tighter seal of lid with rustproof and leak resistant drain for no tilt draining. It holds 84 cans plus ice. It has an easy to clean base, lid and liner. Friends of UCON

17. Panasonic HD Video Camera 10.0 Mega Pixels

Discover the HC-V201 and you’ll embrace a camcorder that corrects even slight hand-shake with ultra high-power zoom shots. Let your creativity soar with superb image quality, amazingly long 72x stable zooming capability, and Full HD recording. A 10-megapixel still image can be simultaneously captured while shooting a video, and in the iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, the camera does all the work leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. West Valley Construction Co., Inc.

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Silent Auction Items 18. Radio Flyer® Town & Country Wagon

Classic design wagon recalls a simpler time, sporting an extra-large body and bright red removable sides crafted of select natural wood. This wagon has controlled turning radius to prevent tipping and a no-pinch ball joint to keep fingers safe. For ages over 1-1/2 years old. Friends of UCON

19. Napa Valley Stand Up Paddle for Two with Oyster and Wine Pairing

Experience the subtle brilliance of Napa with a stand-up paddleboard tour. This item includes a 3 hour guided tour, wine & oyster pairing, stand up paddle lesson and oyster shucking. Bob Rahebi, Redgwick Construction Company

20. Family or Senior Professional Portrait Photo Session

UCON’s go-to event photographer also specializes in family and senior portraits. Capture unique portraits of your family or high school senior with this session. Bay Area location of your choice, includes a disk of high-resolution, fully retouched images. Photo session date and location TBD with photographer. Limit to 10 people in session. Cathy Breslow, Breslow Imaging

21. Yoenis Cespedes Signed Baseball

Official ML Rawlings Baseball signed by All Star Home Run Derby Champion and Oakland A’s star, Yoenis Cespedes. The ball is inscribed with “ML Debut 3-28-12” and the A’s logo is etched in the gold glove display case. Friends of UCON

22. NEST Thermostat

Keep your home cozy with this Nest Thermostat that remembers the temperatures you like and switches to an energy-efficient setting when you’re away. Wi-Fi connectivity lets you make adjustments from your mobile phone, tablet or laptop. Compatible with most 24V heating and cooling systems. Rachel Ruhe, Johnston, Gremaux & Rossi, LLP

23. Case of Rock Wall Wine Company Zinfandel

Established in 2008, Rock Wall Wine Company is part of a burgeoning urban winemaking scene, founded and operated by a group of industry veterans, including Kent Rosenblum and his daughter, winemaker Shauna Rosenblum. With this 2011 Monarch St. Zinfandel, cherry exuberantly pops from the glass, followed by flavors and aromas of plum, chocolate, rosemary, coconut, sage, and honeycomb toffee. 2 flight tasting passes in the Alameda tasting room are included. Glen Hungerbuhler, Mission Clay Products LLC United Contractors Government Relations Dinner & Auction


Live Auction Items 24. Chilled Dom Perignon with Private Waiter

Enjoy three bottles of Dom Perignon right now at your table. You will be served by your private waiter, UCON’s Mark Breslin, who will be uncorking and serving you tableside. After the evening is over, UCON will engrave your company name on the champagne bucket, and present it again next year for another lucky bidder. Prior winners include: 2002 R.E. Serrano, Inc.; 2003 Andreini Brothers, Inc.; 2004 & 2005 Amos & Andrews, Inc.; 2006 North Bay Construction, Inc.; 2007 MCK Services, Inc.; 2008 Ray’s Electric; 2009 Alarcon Bohm; 2010 Ghilotti Bros, Inc.; 2011 TBC Safety, 2012 R.E. Serrano, Inc. Michael Kelly, West Valley Construction Co., Inc.

25. Round of Golf at Sequoyah Country Club for Four

A private, member-owned 160-acre retreat, Sequoyah offers a challenging 18-hole golf course and family-oriented amenities in one of the East Bay’s best microclimates. This item includes a golf foursome at Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland. Mike Carter, All American Rentals

26. Striper Fishing Trip on the Sacramento River

You and 2 buddies will accompany Jon Shadinger, Cal-Vista, for a 1/2 or full weekday of striper fishing on the Sacramento River. Trip leaves out of Grimes in early or midApril. Poles, bait and lunch provided. Rod Stevenson, Stevenson Supply & Jon Shadinger, Cal-Vista Erosion Control Products

27. S.F. 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers Tickets

5 tickets to the 49ers vs. Panthers game on November 10, 2013 at 1:05pm, Candlestick Park. Section UB38, Row D, Seats 3-7. Michael Kelly, West Valley Construction Co., Inc.

28. A Night in Santa Rosa’s Wine Country

Experience the magnificent wine country lifestyle in a Jr. Suite at the Vintners Inn, a luxury hotel located in the heart of Sonoma County. Included in this package is massage for two, a $300 breakfast and dinner allowance at John Ash & Company, and a Kendall-Jackson 7-course food and wine pairing, focusing on the winery’s smallproduction, limited release wines. Jennifer & Rob Pitts, TBC Safety

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29. Case of Seghesio Zinfandel

Established in 1895, when Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, Seghesio Family Vineyards produces award-winning wines that honor the history of Sonoma and the Seghesio family. This wine combines sites that have produced Zinfandel for over a century and has received 90 points from both Parker & Wine Spectator. Andrew Vasconi, A. J. Vasconi General Engineering

30. Premium Oakland A’s Tickets

4 A’s Tickets at the 1st base field box for a 2014 game. These are awesome seats and includes 2 parking passes and $40 worth of food. Game to be arranged with donor. Ted DeWilde, Republic Services

31. Family Adventure to Disneyland

Take the whole family on a magical Disneyland weekend. Package includes $300 Southwest Airlines Gift Card & $750 Disney Gift Card to shop, dine, stay or play the Disney way. Use it like cash for practically all things Disney nationwide at Disney Theme Parks and Resort Hotels, at the Disney Store, and beyond. Southern California Contractors Association

32. Secret Chef—An Invitation to a Restaurant Opening

You and a guest will dine with Robert Fried and his wife at a new restaurant opening in Oakland in 2014. The Chef cannot be revealed at this time, but here are some clues about the chef/owner’s other ventures to excite your taste buds: Pulitzer Prizewinning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold called it “The Best Restaurant Blog in America.” 100 best places to drink beer in America, Imbibe Magazine. 100 best farmto-table restaurants in America, Gourmet Magazine. 2013 good food awards winner, Charcuterie. “A rock star of the local dining scene,” Los Angeles Times. Robert Fried, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

33. Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage

Enjoy a long weekend in this charming one bedroom cottage, fully furnished, equipped, and perfect for two people. Carmel is a wonderful place to relax, walk and explore. The Cottage is four blocks from downtown Carmel; a little over ½ mile to the fabulous white Carmel beach. Date to be arranged with donor & subject to availability. Richard & Beth DeAtley, West Coast Aggregates, Inc. United Contractors Government Relations Dinner & Auction


Live Auction Items 34. Bank of the West Tennis Classic Tickets

2014 will mark the 44th year of competition for the Bank of the West Classic, making it the longest running women-only tennis tournament in the world. The tournament is part of the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series, held on July 28–August 3, 2014 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, Stanford University. Donation is two sets of two front row tickets, both afternoon and evening sessions. Tickets include parking pass and VIP entrance to tent with hors d’oeuvres and wine. If Bank of the West offers a “meet the players reception” this year, that will be included as well. Janette Leonidou, Leonidou & Rosin Professional Corporation

35. Hot Air Ballooning over Napa for Two

From treetops to magnificent panoramic views, enjoy a spectacular morning soaring above it all. Pre-flight continental breakfast and post-flight champagne brunch served. Roger Mason, Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth

36. Ski House in Tahoe Donner

Spend 3 nights at Tahoe Donner during the ski season. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath house comfortably fits 6-8 people and is 25 minutes from NorthStar, Alpine and Squaw. Fully equipped and cozy and perfect for a family fun trip or couples getaway. Available January, February, March except holidays. Date to be arranged with donor. Ted DeWilde, Republic Services

37. Golden State Warriors & S.F. Giants Ticket Package

This package includes 2 tickets to Warriors vs. Mavericks, December 11, 2013 at 7:30pm, Section 124, Row 14, Seats 17 & 18 and 2 tickets to Giants vs. Diamondbacks, April 9, 2014 at 7:15pm, AAA Club Level Seats, Section 220, Row J, Seats 14 & 15 with Lot A Parking. Paul Simpson, Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C.

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38. Wine Country Limo Tour

Take seven of your thirstiest companions on a personalized eight-hour limo tour of Napa or Sonoma, including a picnic lunch and champagne for the ride. Enjoy pick-up and drop-off anywhere in the Bay Area. Tasting fees not included. Byron Young, Mabey Inc.

39. Safari Adventure on the Sonoma Serengeti What could be more wildly romantic than a night on the Sonoma Serengeti? Safari West is wildlife preserve where you can experience some of nature’s most beautiful animals in a natural habitat. You and a guest will enjoy a one night stay in your own safari tent, with continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, one-hour massage for two with wine and chocolate, and a safari drive. This is the next best thing to enjoying the spirit of the African safari in the heart of wine country. Robert Chrisp, Chrisp Company

40. 1 Week in Newport Oregon

Spend a week on the warm coast of Newport, Oregon in a 3 bedroom house that sleeps 6-8 comfortably. The house is on the bluff overlooking the ocean so bring your surfboard, bike, hiking boots, and binoculars. Dates TBD with the donor. Felipe Martin, Martin Brothers Construction Inc.

41. 10 Wheeler Load of Special Planters Mix Amended Topsoil

Are you planning a landscaping project at your home or neighborhood school and need rich planting soil? No need to rent a truck and lug a bunch of bags of dirt from Home Depot. L.H. Voss Materials will provide a 10 wheeler full of special planters mix amended topsoil and MAG Trucking will deliver it straight to your desired location. Debbie Ferrari, MAG Trucking and Butch Voss, L.H. Voss Materials

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Live Auction Items 42. House Boating Weekend with the Hoseley’s

Captain Rusty and Skipper Sonya will host 4 people for a house boating weekend on New Malone’s Lake Marina. You will be picked up at the dock on a X30 Mastercraft Ski boat on Saturday, cruise out to a private setting for lunch on the houseboat, then its playtime on the water. Don’t worry if you are new to watersports, Rusty and Sonya have 100% success ratio of getting new skiers or wakeboarders up on their first trip.  Later, relax in the hot tub, enjoy cocktails and dinner and then sleep under the stars.  On Sunday enjoy a champagne breakfast on the lake like no other. You will be back at the dock by noon on Sunday.  Bring a sleeping bag, relax and enjoy. Rusty and Sonya Hoseley, Walsh Group

43. San Francisco Overnight Dining Experience for Two Enjoy a 5-course meal and wine at Gary Danko’s. The awardwinning restaurant Gary Danko is moving into its 14th year with a flourish. The restaurant has received its sixth Five Star rating from Mobil Travel Guide as well as a Relais & Chateaux designation. Item includes 1 night at The Fairmont Hotel in prestigious Nob Hill in San Francisco. Ray Post, Michels Corporation

44. Thrill Seekers Listen Up!

Eddie Andreini is a famous world class pilot and is being inducted this December as a “Hall of Fame Airshow Performer.” Take flight with Eddie in a Super Stearman Bi Plane for the barnstorming ride of your life—think you can handle it? Bring a change of clothes and get ready to experience zero gravity, barrel rolls and loops or go faster than a NASCAR ‘til you can’t take it anymore! Mario Andreini, Andreini Brothers, Inc.

45. Golden State Warriors Tickets

2 courtside seats for Warriors vs. Charlotte on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Section 24, Row A3, Seats 1 & 2, plus Valet Parking Pass, with VIP entrance into Oracle Arena. Tickets allow access to the Courtside Club which opens for dinner 2 hours before start of game. Jerry Condon, Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc.

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46. One Week in Big Sky, Montana

Spend one week in Big Sky, Montana, fly fishing, hiking, biking, river rafting, and enjoying the incredibly beautiful surroundings. This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath townhome is 2300 sq. feet and has a 7 person hot tub on the secluded back deck overlooking a nature preserve. 45 minutes away from Bozeman Airport and Yellowstone National Park, West Entrance. Available late June until end of September, 2014. Sandy & Bill Thomson, Harris Blade Rental

47. Black Female Labrador Puppy

Bred by Micons Labradors known for breeding beautiful, quality all-purpose Labrador Retrievers with excellent temperaments. Micons Labradors has produced puppies that have gone on to become service dogs, search and rescue dogs, hearing dogs, master hunters and show champions. All Micons puppies are raised in the house and are socialized with children, cats, dogs and birds. This puppy, named “Hope,” has her first shots, is dewormed and is micro-chipped with the Avid Friend Chip. Also included: kennel, food, collar and leash. “Hope” is guaranteed to pass hip, elbow and eye clearances by 25 months of age or Micons Labradors will replace it with another puppy of equal quality. Bruce Daseking, McGuire and Hester

48. Golden State Warriors Tickets

4 courtside tickets to Warriors game vs. Toronto on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:30pm. 2 parking passes included. Andre Simms, Lehigh Hanson

49. 3 Nights at “Pacific View” Ocean Front Luxury Home in Fort Bragg, CA

Fort Bragg, once a booming logging town, is now a hub for outdoor adventure, romance and escape from the big city. Experience 3 nights for up to five couples at “Pacific View,” a privately owned ocean front home in Fort Bragg, CA. Valid between November 4, 2013 and June 1, 2014. No major holidays. Subject to availability. Guests responsible for $195 cleaning fee and (optional) $40 hot tub fee. Rod Stevenson, Stevenson Supply

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Live Auction Items 50. Matt Cain’s Perfect Game

Attention Giants Fan! Be the proud owner of Matt Cain’s unique and rare orange jersey with the “Perfect Game 6.12.13” inscription. This hard to find jersey comes with an autographed ticket from the signing along with Certificate of Authenticity. Friends of UCON

51. 2 Day Catalina Island Tour or Fishing Trip for Four This luxury trip consists of a 2-day/overnight trip out of Redondo Beach on a 60-foot Hatteras Motor yacht to the Catalina Islands with Mark Hazen as your host. This trip for 4 includes prime fishing for big tuna, catching some rays, and all forms of on-water entertainment and enjoyment. Dates to be arranged with donor. Mark Hazen, MCK Services, Inc.

52. San Jose Sharks Center Ice Tickets

Sharks Gift Basket including 4 center ice tickets, dinner gift certificate for Henry’s World Famous Hi-Life restaurant located one block from the Pavilion, jerseys and much more! Mike Carter, All American Rentals

53. 2 Round Trip Tickets—Travel Worldwide

250,000 Alaska Airlines Miles. Good for 2 round trip tickets to where ever Alaska Airlines and its partner airlines fly: Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Australia, Caribbean... Plan ahead and possibly fly first class. Buyer responsible for own taxes (approx. $5 to $999 depending on destination). Rod Stevenson, Stevenson Supply

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54. SF Native-Guided “Night On The Town” for Two UCON’s CEO, Mark Breslin will host you and a guest to an evening of food, drink and entertainment in San Francisco. Start off with dinner and drinks and then you choose your adventure of a night of dancing, comedy, or similar, mixed with bad judgment and fond memories. Lots of options include jazz, blues or a nightclub show (North Beach, South Beach and Nob Hill areas). Includes an overnight stay at a nice 4 star hotel in SF for you and your guest. Don’t worry, Mark won’t be staying with you. That costs extra :) Mark Breslin, UCON

55. Country Music Legends Autographed Acoustic Guitar This guitar is autographed by some of the recording industries biggest stars. These 15 Country Music legends span over forty years of musical history. Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, George Strait and Wynonna Judd have all hand signed this stunning guitar. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Friends of UCON

56. NASCAR “Hot Pass” for Las Vegas Race

2 tickets for the NASCAR race in Las Vegas on Sunday, March 9, 2014. These are special Hot Pass Tickets that are not available to the public. You will enjoy the thrill of the race from premium seats and have access to the pits and garages. Hotel accommodations for 1 night included at The Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas. Robert Spinardi, St. Francis Electric

57. NorthStar at Tahoe—1 Week Vacation

Spend a week in Tahoe at a 4 bedroom NorthStar home, all resident privileges included. Take to the mountains or the greens as this item also includes 4 lift tickets or golf foursome (depending on time of year). Excluding holiday weekends. Dates to be arranged with donor. Bob Purdy, RGW Construction, Inc.

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Live Auction Items 58. Covering All the Bases

For all of you baseball fans, now you can enjoy this special triple header and get your fill of baseball for the 2014 season. Item includes: 4 Giants tickets, 2 A’s tickets (on the field with food and parking) and 2 Nationals tickets. A mitt is required. Dates for the three baseball games to be arranged with donor. Robert Fried, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

59. Waterfront Sacramento River House in Walnut Grove– 1 Week Vacation Spend 1 week on the Sacramento River - on the quiet side of the Delta. 4 bd/3 ba home, waterski right out front (boat NOT included), fish off of private pier for salmon and bass, wine tasting in historic delta towns, enjoy the sunset while roasting marshmallows on the deck fire pit...endless possibilities. Date to be arranged with donor. Blackout dates: July 3-7, 2014; August 29Sept 2, 2014. Donna & George Rehrmann, Stomper Company, Inc.

60. San Jose Sharks Penthouse Suite

Have you ever wondered what it was like to sit in one of the suites at the Sharks game? Impress your friends or business associates with this Penthouse Suite. Includes 12 tickets for the Sharks vs. Ducks on Sunday, December 29th at 7:30pm. 3 parking passes included. Kevin Albanese, Joseph J. Albanese, Inc.

61. Maui Vacation for Two with Airfare

The winning bidder of this package will enjoy a 5-night stay in a 2-bed, 2-bath condo on the island of Maui as well as airfare for two. The condo is located across the street from Kamole III beach and close to lots of great shopping and restaurants. Travel dates will be based upon availability and valid until September 30, 2014. Brian Gates, Top Grade Construction, A Goodfellow Bros. Company

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62. Caribbean Cruise Package for Two with Airfare Cruising to the Bahamas! 9 days/8 nights Caribbean cruise to Bahamas including 3 days at Island Seas Resort, Grand Bahama Island, a lavish beach front resort situated on pristine white sand beaches. The cruise departs from West Palm Beach, FL and includes 2 nights in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and 2 nights in Orlando FL. Roundtrip airfare to Orlando, FL included. Bonus Getaways included if booked 2 month pre/post cruise. Mike Ghilotti, Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

63. UCON Past Presidents’ Collection

This collection is a must-have for any true wine connoisseur! The UCON Past Presidents have each selected two bottles of their favorite beverage from their personal collections for you to enjoy. Includes a variety of exclusive wines and other beverages, each chosen and signed by the donating President. Cheers! UCON Past Presidents

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