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A local resource guide published by the Pleasanton Weekly

INSIDE n Recreation n Kids’ Stuff n Facts & Stats n Community n Getting Around n Arts & Entertainment

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ART INSTRUCTION Kids Love Art 925.484.1378

NAIL SALON Mission Expert Nail 925.485.4999 PHARMACY Medicap Pharmacy 925.485.4230

BAKERY Filigree Cakes & Pastries 925.484.0400

REAL ESTATE Allied Brokers Real Estate Ron & Tyler Smith 925.846.8116 925.337.6500

CLEANERS Starz Cleaners 925.600.7477 CHARITY RESALE American Cancer Society Discovery Shop 925.462.7374

RESTAURANTS Blessing 925.846.6745

American Cancer Society Furniture Shop 925.846.8677

Fiesta Taco 925.417.0408

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Axis Community Health 925.462.2365

Mission Plaza Café 925.846.2850 Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza 925.417.7511

GROCERIES Ranch India 925.523.3150

HEALTH & FITNESS Curves for Women 925.600.9612

HAIR SALON Bellissima 925.417.2210

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INSURANCE Allstate/Bob McGlinchy 925.846.0880 MAILING & SHIPPING SERVICES The UPS Store 925.846.0276

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Quick reference directory All the important numbers needed to set up house in Pleasanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Calendar of public events

p u b l i s h e r ’s n o t e

Street fairs, concerts in the park and more, month by month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Welcome to InfoPleasanton for 2009-10, a complete local resource guide for our community. With 54 pages of information, including colorful maps, photos and advertisements, this comprehensive directory points the way to the services, facilities and amenities that make Pleasanton a great place to live, work, shop and dine. We’ve even included a map of regional wineries for those leisurely trips away from home and work that don’t take a tank of gasoline to have fun in our own spectacular wine country. Here in Pleasanton, we have completed millions of dollars in municipally-financed projects that have included a fire station on Bernal Avenue that is partly solar-powered, downtown restrooms in Delucchi Park, the restoration of Kottinger Creek with new footpaths and pedestrian bridges, and the realignment of Vineyard Avenue from Montevino to the city’s eastern border at Isabel Avenue (Route 84). Last October, the city dedicated its $3.3-million Alviso Adobe Community Park on Foothill Road, a 7-acre hilltop parcel that features the restored adobe built by Francisco Alviso in the 1850s, as well as a replica of a dairy barn that is being used as an interpretive center. The park showcases three eras of the location’s history: the Native American period, the Californio period, and the dairy period. Then in September, the city opened its new lighted baseball fields in Bernal Community Park (above), located on a 318-acre field on Bernal Avenue across from the fairgrounds that will eventually be Pleasanton’s largest park. The $8-million project, which includes two lighted baseball fields with bleachers and a daylight practice field, is the first of a number of new sports fields planned on Bernal. There’s more to come. The $10-million Firehouse Arts Center on Railroad Avenue is slated to open next spring, bringing an economic catalyst to the downtown area. A new BART station for West Pleasanton/Dublin could be completed in 2010, with new parking, retail centers and housing planned on both sides of the tracks to follow. Inside, you’ll also find a list of more community and neighborhood parks for sports and family fun and where you can walk the dog. Included is our guide for sports enthusiasts of the clubs and teams the kids can join, from Little League baseball to the Ballistic United Soccer Club leagues for boys and Pleasanton Rage teams for girls that make Pleasanton “Soccer City USA.” Whether you’re new in town or seasoned dwellers, we think you’ll find this new InfoPleasanton a handy directory for everything you want to know about our community—a ready reference guide that will be useful for months to come.


By the numbers Facts and stats about Pleasanton, including historic dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Public officials Information about City Hall, government officials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Education Public and private schools, elementary through college . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Kids’ stuff Classes, outings and sports—plus preschools . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Arts & entertainment Live music, theaters and galleries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Outdoors & recreation From badminton to golfing to running to water polo . . . . . . .

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Community Clubs, support services, service groups, volunteer organizations and much more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Getting around Trains, planes, automobiles, hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Advertiser index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 On the cover:

The Alviso Adobe Community Park overlooks Pleasanton from Foothill Road. Pictured is the restored adobe, just part of the facility that showcases three eras in local history. Photo by Dino Vournas.

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Services provided include vehicle registration and driver license/information (ID) card processing. For faster service, make an appointment before you visit a DMV office. Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed some Fridays. (800) 777-0133

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Veteran’s Day Parade & Ceremony

The Fall Antiques and Collectibles Faire will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11 on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. This is the place to shop for vintage, retro and antique home decorations, clothing furniture, jewelry, art, pottery, books and collectibles. All collectibles will be 20 years or older. More than 400 dealers will fill Main Street. Call promoter Betsy Goldman of Turn Key Productions at (510) 522-7500 or visit

The annual Veteran’s Day Parade and Ceremony will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1 along Main Street and in Veteran’s Park. Sponsor is the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars. Call Dave Hamm at 462-0788.

Foothill High School Band Review/ Parade The Foothill High School Band Review and Parade will be held Oct. 24. The parade will begin at 7 a.m. and proceed down Main Street downtown. The Band Review will be held in the afternoon and the field show is set to begin at about 4 p.m. and will extend through about 10 p.m. Call Rick Ripplinger, 408-964-0254 or visit

Goodguys 20th Autumn Get Together The Goodguys 20th Autumn Get Together will be held Nov. 14 and 15 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, presented by Goodguys Rod & Custom Association of Pleasanton. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. Event will feature more than 3,000 vehicles on display, Goodgals Gallery, huge swap meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral, model car show and Kids’ Alley. Call 838-9876 or visit

Pleasanton Community Concert Band The Pleasanton Community Concert Band will perform from 2-3 p.m. Nov. 15 in a family concert at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road. The band has been in existence since 1975 and has more than 100 pieces in its repertoire each year, selected for each performance from its library of over 1,200 pieces. They include Big Band medleys, Broadway musicals, Dixieland, jazz, ragtime, well-known classics, popular music, patriotic music, and, of course, marches. Admission is free. Call Bob Williams, 846-5897.

Great Train Expo The Great Train Expo will be held Nov. 28 and 29 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. The two-day model railroad show will feature operating model trains along with thousands of trains and train-related merchandise: Lionel, American Flyer, new HO and N & G scale. Call (630) 383-2017.

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The Northern California Fall Golf Show, to be held Oct. 23-25 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, will feature over 75 exhibitors showcasing the latest in golf equipment, apparel, resorts and courses. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Call (888) 367-6420 or visit



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Golden Bough will perform with the McGrath Irish Dancers at 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road. Rooted in the traditional Celtic music of Ireland and Scotland, this trio of modern day minstrels has expanded upon these ethnic styles through the development of intriguing arrangements and original compositions. Call 931-3444.

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Valley Humane Society, a nonprofit shelter dedicated to animals, will host two fundraisers this month: Santa Pet Photo from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5 at their site at 3670 Nevada St., and a Holiday Home Tour from 2-6 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Pleasanton.

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Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre’s Broadway Chorus and Broadway Kids returns with an array of the beautiful choral music of Broadway and beyond. Performance ranges from traditional to modern Broadway, as well as classic choral repertoire from the Broadway Chorus. Chorus directed by Jenny Matteucci; Broadway Kids directed by Martie Muldoon. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays (check website for specific dates) at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road.

Hometown Holidays The annual Hometown Holidays celebration will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 5 downtown. A parade and tree lighting ceremony will be held. Hours are approximate and subject to update. More detailed information will be available as the event gets closer. Call the city Parks and Community Services Department, 931-5340 or Pleasanton Downtown Association at 4842199. or

Pleasanton Community Concert Band The Pleasanton Community Concert Band will perform its Holiday Concert from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road. Call Bob Williams, 846-5897.

Cinderella The Civic Arts Stage Co. presents “Cinderella,” from Dec. 11-20. Performances are at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. This season’s “Cinderella” will be performed in the English pantomime style, combining elements of a fairy tale, a musical and a satire to produce a high-spirited review that is fanciful and fun.

january Pleasanton Farmers’ Market Start the year off with fresh vegetables and fruits at the downtown Farmers’ Market. Year-round, the Pleasanton Farmers’ Market is held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays along Angela Street between Main and First streets.

fe b ru a r y Spring Home & Garden Show The 24th annual Alameda County Home & Garden Show, presented by Capital Showcase, will be held from Feb. 12-15 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Fri, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Call

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Fly Fishing Show The Fly Fishing Show will be held Feb. 26-28 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Event will feature fly fishing gear, accessories, trips, celebrities, author talks, tying and casting demos. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sun. Call (866) 481-2393 or (814) 443-3638.

march I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change The Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre presents, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a laugh-inducing, award-winning musical comedy about love in the suburbs is often described as “’Seinfeld’ set to music.” Four actors play over 40 roles scaling the dizzying spectrum of male/female relationships. It is hailed as the most “proposal-friendly” musical, as there have been 61 wedding proposals at the show, all of which resulted in ‘yes.’ Performances will be 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 19-March 14 at the TVRT Studio Theatre, 1048 Serpentine Lane, Ste. 309, Pleasanton.

a p ri l Poetry, Prose & Arts Festival The Poetry, Prose & Arts festival will be held April 17-18 at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Workshop leaders will include Poet Laureate Emeritus of California Al Young, Ellen Bass, Toby

Bielawski, Susan Browne, Sandra Kay, Alison Luterman, Elizabeth Rosner, Floyd Salas and Penny Warner. There will also be a fine arts exhibit, reception and book signing, literary row and banquet/ awards ceremony.

The Producers Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre presents, “The Producers,” based on Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, the show promises to be outrageous, hilarious, off the wall and is the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards. Performances will be 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays April 23-May 9 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.



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Alameda County Fair The 2010 county fair will be at least two weeks of fun and family entertainment, including carnival rides, funnel cake, horse racing, nightly concerts included with admission and an array of exhibits. Call 426-7600. www.alamedacountyfair. com.

Friday Concerts in the Park Sponsored by the Pleasanton Downtown Association and the Pleasanton Weekly, the Friday concerts in the park are held from 7-8:30 p.m. every Friday from June-Sept at Lions Wayside Park downtown. Performing bands will be announced in May. Call 484-2199. www.

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Sponsored by the Pleasanton Downtown Association, the summer First Wednesday street parties kick off at 6 p.m. May 5 and continue each first Wednesday of the month through Sept. Live music, food, crafts, wine tasting, a beer garden and more are offered during the Main Street affair. Call the Pleasanton Downtown Association, 484-2199.

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton Spirit Run will be held on Father’s Day weekend, June 20. The spirit run began in 1994 as part of the Heritage Days Festival and was taken over by the Rotary club in 1997. Included is a 5k race, a 10k run/walk and a kid’s challenge. or

Bras for the Cause Moonlight Walk The Tri-Valley SOCKS’s Bras for the Cause Moonlight Walk, in its fifth year, is typically held on Mother’s Day weekend in May. Money raised goes to the San Francisco affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Check back for details.

Tri-for-Fun The Tri-for-Fun series, hosted by On Your Mark Events, begins this month at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area. The races, which feature running, cycling and swimming portions, are timed, but are not a competition. They continue through the end of summer, capping with a Trifor-Real race. Youth and adults are welcome to

july Shakespeare in the Park The 28th season of San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare in the Park, sponsored by the city of Pleasanton, will kick off in July at Amador Valley Community Park. Check back for specific show times and dates.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors that comes to vibrant life will take the stage 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from July 23-Aug. 8 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, the Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

august 13th Annual Pooch Parade The 13th Annual Pooch Parade, a fundraiser for the Tri-Valley Guide Dogs for the Blind, will be held Aug. 4, in conjunction with the August First Wednesday Street Party. The parade features canines competing for categories. Registration for the event, held at Lions Wayside, begins at 5 p.m. and the parade starts at 6 p.m., and weaves its way down Main Street. www.trivalleyguidedogs. org.

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h i s t o ri c m o m e n t s • Spanish expedition passed through area, noting groves of cottonwood trees along the stream, prompting the name of “Alisalâ€?: 1772 • Land grant El Rancho del Valle de San Jose given to four offspring of Jose Joaquin Bernal: 1835 • Pleasanton was known as the “Most Desperate Town in the Westâ€? due to all the bandits resulting from the Gold Rush in the mid-1800s • City father John Kottinger built his barn (still on Ray Street): 1852 • First Alameda County Fair: 1859 • Alameda County Fairgrounds opened horse racing track, now billed as the oldest U.S. racetrack: 1859 • First school built, on Division east of Main Street: 1864 • First church, Presbyterian Church, established at Second and Neal streets: 1876 • City of Pleasanton incorporated: June 18, 1894 • “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farmâ€? filmed, starring Mary Pickford: 1917 • Main Street paved: 1920s • Mothers start lunch service at school: 1927 • Pleasanton Arch on Main Street erected by the Pleasanton Women’s Improvement Club: 1932. Cost of arch: $535 • I-680 Construction: Began in 1955, completed 1974 • First traffic signal, at Santa Rita Road and Black Avenue: 1976 • Number of traffic signals now in Pleasanton: 100+ • City outlawed riding horses on Main Street: 1978 • Stoneridge Shopping Center opened: 1981 • First Wine Harvest Celebration tour: 1981 • Hacienda Business Park groundbreaking: 1982 • Voters approve Measure K, making it so they directly elect the mayor: 1986 • Ken Mercer is the first elected mayor: 1988 • Dublin/Pleasanton BART station opened: 1997 • Alameda County Fairgrounds’ last fireworks display before a shooting in the midway the following year canceled the annual display indefinitely: 1997 • Pleasanton acquired 318-acre Bernal property: 2000 • Jennifer Hosterman is the first female mayor: 2004 • Callippe Preserve Golf Course opens: 2005 • Pleasanton school board switches to evenyear elections: 2006 • Parkview Assisted Living Facility opens: 2007 • City of Pleasanton acquires historic Pleasanton Memorial Gardens Cemetery and changes name to Pleasanton Pioneer

Cemetery: 2007 • Renovation work to Veterans Memorial Building on Main Street completed: 2007 • Construction begins on Phase I of Bernal Community Park: 2007 • Alviso Adobe Community Park opens: fall 2008 • First phase of Bernal Community Park opens: fall 2009

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Ethnic Breakdown: White: 69.1% Black: 1.6% American Indian: 1% Asian: 22.5% Hispanic: 14% Other: 10.2% Household Income: Less than $15,000....................................4.4% $15,000-$24,999.......................................3.4% $25,000-$49,999.....................................11.8% $50,000-$74,999 . ...................................15.4% $75,000-$99,999.....................................11.5% $100,000-$149,000..................................23.7% Over $150,000.........................................29.7% Median Household Income: $105,956 Educational Attainment of citizens 18 and older: Some High School.........................................4% High School Graduate..................................16% Some College..............................................17% Associate Degree..........................................8% Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree.......................................35% Graduate or Professional Degree................21%

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Occupation: Management/Professional.......................... 57% Service Occupations.................................... 9% Sales and Office Occupations.................... 25% Farming, Fishing, Forestry............................ 0% Construction................................................. 4% Production, Transportation............................ 5%

â&#x20AC;˘ 26,000 visits for Tri-Valley teens and adults who are struggling with drug and alcohol issues

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â&#x20AC;˘ 35,000 WIC nutrition visits for low income infants, toddlers and pregnant women

Total Voters..............................................40,181 Democrat................................................. 15,714 Republican...............................................13,967 Declined to State.......................................8,951 American Independent.................................871 Miscellaneous...............................................303 Green............................................................153 Libertarian.....................................................172 Peace and Freedom........................................50

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1. Safeway (Headquarters) 2. EMC Corporation 3. ValleyCare Medical Center 4. Washington Mutual 5. Oracle 6. Kaiser Permanente 7. Pleasanton Unified School District 8. Robert Half International 9. AT&T 10. State-Fund-Compensation Insurance Former Mayors: John D. Hortenstine*...........................1894-96 William Napier*....................................1896-97 William Martin*................................1898-1900 Frank Lewis*........................................1900-04 Charles Schween*................................1904-23 Charlie Bruce*......................................1924-28 A.B. Pickard*........................................1928-34 Thomas Orloff*.....................................1934-39 Amborse Rivolta*.................................1940-43 Earl Trimingham*..................................1944-49 Al Oxsen*.............................................1950-51 James Trimingham*..............................1952-55 Reno Cario*..........................................1956-57 Bernard T. Gerton*................................1958-59 Warren Harding*..................................1960-61 John McWilliams*................................1962-63 John Long*...........................................1964-65 Warren Harding*..................................1966-67 Bernard T. Gerton*................................1968-69 Bob Reid*.............................................1970-72 Bob Pearson..............................................1973 Floyd Mori.................................................. 1974 Ed Kinney*................................................1975 Bob Philcox........................................... 1976-77 Ken Mercer...........................................1978-79 Frank Brandes.......................................1979-80 Ken Mercer...........................................1980-81 Bob Butler............................................1982-83 Ken Mercer...........................................1984-85 Frank Brandes.......................................1985-86 Ken Mercer...........................................1987-92 Ben Tarver.........................................1992-2000 Tom Pico.............................................. 2000-04 Jennifer Hosterman..................... 2004-present *Deceased

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u . s . g o v e rn m e n t President: Barack Obama (D)

U.S. Senate: Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Term expires 2010. First elected to office 1993.

District Office 1700 Montgomery St., Ste. 240 San Francisco, CA 94111 Phone: (415) 403-0100 Fax: (202) 224-3553 E-mail: Website:

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Term expires 2012. First elected to office 1992. D.C. Office 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-3841 Fax: (202) 228-3954 District Office One Post St., Ste. 2450 San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: (415) 393-0707 Fax: (415) 393-0710 Website:

u . s . c o n g re s s Jerry McNerney (D-11th) Term expires 2010. First elected to office 2006.

Jeb Bing

D.C. Office 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-3553

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at a press conference following the dedication of the Livermore Labâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new National Ignition Facility. With him are (L-R) Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton). Washington D.C. Office House of Representatives 312 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-1947 Fax: (202) 225-4060 Website: Pleasanton Office 5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd. #175 Pleasanton, CA 94588 Phone: (925) 737-0727 Fax: (925) 737-0734 Stockton Office 2222 Grand Canal Blvd. #7 Stockton, CA 95207 Phone: (209) 476-8552 Fax: (209) 476-8587

First elected to office 1972. D.C. Office House of Representatives 239 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-5065 Fax: (202) 226-3805 Website: District Office 39300 Civic Center Dr., #220 Fremont, CA 94538 Phone: (510) 494-1388 Fax: (510) 494-5852

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)

Term expires 2010.

Term expires 2010.

First elected to office 2003.

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Term expires 2012. First elected to office 2008. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. 20500 Phone: (202) 456-1414 E-mail: Website:

Sacramento Office State Capital Building, 1st Floor Sacramento 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160 San Francisco Office 455 Golden Gate Ave., Ste. 14000 San Francisco, CA 94102 Phone: (415) 703-2218 Fax: (415) 703-2803 E-mail: Website:

state senate Ellen Corbett (D-10th) Term expires 2010. First elected to office 2006. Sacramento Office 2009-10 Info Pleasanton 13

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of ficials Alberto Torrico (D-20th) Term expires 2010. First elected to office 2004. Sacramento Office State Capitol PO Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249 Phone: (916) 319-2020 Fax: (916) 319-2120 District Office 39510 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Ste. 280 Fremont, CA 94538 Phone: (510) 440-9030 Fax: (510) 440-9035 E-mail: assemblymember.torrico@assembly. Website: members/a20

Term expires 2010. First elected to office 2006. Sacramento Office State Capitol P.O. Box 942849 PO Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249-0018 Phone: (916) 319-2018 Fax: (916) 319-2118

Joan Buchanan (D-15th) Term expires 2010. First elected to office 2008.

District Office 22320 Foothill Blvd., Ste. 540 Hayward, CA 94541 Phone: (510) 583-8818 Fax: (510) 583-8800 E-mail: assemblymember.hayashi@assembly. Website: members/a18

Sacramento Office State Capitol PO Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249 Phone: (916) 319-2015 Fax: (916) 319-2115 District Office 2694 Bishop Drive, Ste. 275 San Ramon, CA 94583

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Phone: (925) 328-1515 Fax: (925) 328-1514 E-mail: assemblymember.buchanan@assembly.

4501 Pleasanton Ave. Pleasanton CA 94566 E-mail: Website:

Website: members/a15

City of Pleasanton Officials: Please address all mail to: City of Pleasanton PO Box 520 Pleasanton, CA 94566-0802

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All phone numbers are area code 925 Phone: 931-5002 Fax: 931-5482

Board of Supervisors: The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. for closed sessions and at 10 a.m. for regular calendar on Tuesday mornings at the County Administration Building, 1221 Oak St., Oakland, in the fifth floor board chambers. All meetings are open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend. For specific agenda information contact the Board of Supervisors Clerk at (510) 272-6347.

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City Council: Meets first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at 200 Old Bernal Ave.

Mayor Jennifer Hosterman

Scott Haggerty District 1 (most of the city of Fremont and the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore and a portion of Sunol). Term expires 2013. Office of the Board of Supervisors 1221 Oak St., Ste. 536 Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: (510) 272-6347 Fax: (510) 272-3784 District Office

PO Box 520 Pleasanton, CA 94566 Phone: 931-5001 E-mail: Term expires 2010.

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Phone: 846-6541

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Cell: 989-3807

Director of Finance: Director of Parks and Community Services:

Term expires 2010.

Susan Andrade-Wax, 931-5340

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PO Box 520 Pleasanton, CA 94566

City Manager: Nelson Fialho, 931-5002

Home phone: 462-1287


City Manager Executive Assistant:

Term expires 2012.

Director of Public Works: Rob Wilson, 931-5650 Director of Economic Development: Pamela Ott, 931-5040

Mary Lu Campbell, 931-5003

Councilmember Matt Sullivan

Unless otherwise noted, meetings take place at the City Council Chamber. Call 931-5002 for more information.

Dave Culver, 931-5400


Councilmember Cindy McGovern

Commissions and Committees:

Director of Community Development:

Assistant City Managers:

Brian Dolan, 931-5600

Steven Bocian, 931-5002

Public Information Officer:

Civic Arts Commission: Regular meetings: First Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Conference Room Members: Claudia Hess (Chair), Howard Seebach (Vice Chair), R. Jo Molz, Margene Gerton Rivara, Holly Nelson, Tony Rivera, Nancy Scotto, John Loll (Alternate)

Housing Commission: Regular meetings: Third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

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Building Inspector:

Cell: (415) 533-8164

George Thomas, 931-5312

Fire Chief: Bill Cody, 454-2361

Business License Coordinator:

Library Services Director:

Darlyne Demeduk, 931-5440

Julie Farnsworth, 931-3406

Human Services Commission:

City Attorney:

Police Chief:

Michael Roush (retiring late 2009), 931-5015

Mike Fraser, 931-5201

Regular meetings: First Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

E-mail: Term expires 2012.

Councilmember Jerry Thorne

Joanne Hall, 931-5044

Members: John Casey (Chair), Daniel Mermelstein (Vice Chair), Dave Stark, Robert Harris

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Councilmember Cheryl Cook-Kallio ccook-kallio@

Councilmember Cindy McGovern E-mail: cmcgovern@

Councilmember Matt Sullivan E-mail: msullivan@

Councilmember Jerry Thorne E-mail: jthorne@

City Manager Nelson Fialho E-mail: nfialho@

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Library Commission: Regular meetings: Second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Pleasanton Public Library Members: Debbie Look (Chair), Corri Cooper (Vice Chair), Laura Danielson, Valerie Arkin, Denise Fournier, Judith Matthew, Margo Tarver, Kellene Cousins (Alternate)

Parks and Recreation Commission: Regular meetings: Second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Members: James Dibiase (Chair), Teddy Kinzer (Vice Chair), Kurt Kummer, Herb Ritter (Alternate)

Planning Commission: Regular meetings: Second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Members: Jennifer Pearce (Chair), Arne F. Olson (Vice Chair), Philip Blank, Jerry Pentin, Kathy Narum, Gregory M. O’Connor (Alternate)

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Economic Vitality Committee:

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Youth Commission: Regular meetings: Second Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.

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3465 Old Foothill Rd.

2. Amaral Park

3400 Dennis Dr.


3. Augustin Bernal Park

8200 Golden Eagle Way

4. Amador Valley Community Park

4301 Black Ave.

5. Bicentennial Park

2401 Santa Rita Rd.

6. BMX Track

3320 Stanley Blvd.


7. Callippe Preserve Golf Course

8500 Clubhouse Dr.


8. Centennial Park

5353 Sunol Blvd.

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100 Main St.


10. Creekside Park

5665 W. Las Positas Blvd.


11. Del Prado Park

6701 Hansen Dr.


12. Delucchi Park

4501 First St.


13. Fairlands Park

4100 Churchill Dr.

14. Fawn Hills Park

1510 West Lagoon Rd.


15. Hansen Park

5697 Black Ave.


16. Harvest Park

1401 Harvest Rd.


17. Heatherlark Park

5700 Northway Rd.


18. Kottinger Community Park

1000 Kottinger Rd.


19. Kottinger Village Park

4100 Vineyard Ave.


20. Laurel Creek Park

5875 Laurel Creek Dr.


21. Lions Wayside Park

4401 First St.


22. Main Street Green

890 Main St.


23. McKinley Park

519 Kottinger Dr.


24. Meadowlark Park

8200 Regency Dr.


25. Meadows Park

3301 W. Las Positas Blvd.


26. Mission Hills Park

600 Junipero St.


27. Moller Park

5500 Pleasant Hill Rd.


28. Muirwood Community Park

4701 Muirwood Dr.


29. Nielsen Park

3755 Stoneridge Dr.


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4100 Muirwood Dr.



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35. Tawny Park

400 Tawny Dr.


36. Tennis & Community Park

5801 Valley Ave.


37. Upper Pleasanton Field

4645 Bernal Ave.


38. Valley Trails Park

3400 National Park Rd.

39. Val Vista Community Park

6701 Payne Dr.

40. Veterans Plaza

550 Peters Ave.


41. Vintage Hills Park

3301 Arbor Dr.


42. Walnut Grove Park

5150 Northway Rd.


43. Woodthrush Park

5099 Woodthrush Rd.


44. Bernal Community Park (Phase 1) 7001 Pleasanton Ave.


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n public and private schools n community college n adult education n special school district programs Amador Valley Adult & Community Education 215 Abbie St., Pleasanton 94566. Principal: Glen Sparks. The adult and community education center offers a wide ranging choice of enrichment classes from Web design to scrapbooking to medical assistant. Classes for GED preparation, citizenship, ESL and parent education also are offered. Call 426-4280.

Parks and Community Services PO Box 520, Pleasanton 94566. The Parks and Community Services Department offers enrichment classes for adults including sports, fitness, crafts, music, dance and more. Call 931-5340 for current list. www.

colleges and universities California State University, East Bay (formerly CSU, Hayward) 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward 94542. Enrollment: 13,124. Located on a 342-acre campus in Hayward, with campuses in Concord and downtown Oakland. The university offers 428 baccalaureate degree majors, 68 minors, 32 masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees and an independent Ed.D (educational doctoral degree) program. The main campus is serviced by the AC Transit bus system, as well as its own free shuttle transporting students to and from the Hayward BART station. Call (510) 885-3000.

community colleges Las Positas College 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore 94551. Enrollment: 8,300. Tuition: $26 per unit. This two-year community college is located on the western side of Livermore and offers day and night academic courses for students pursuing higher education degrees as well as enrichment classes for adults. Part of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District with administrative offices at 5020 Franklin Dr., Pleasanton 94588. Call 424-1000.

education Pleasanton Unified School District 4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton 94566. Enrollment: 14,787. Governed by a five-member board of trustees, the PUSD district includes nine elementary and three middle schools, as well as two comprehensive high schools, alternative programs and a community adult school. Call 462-5500.

Sunol Glen Unified School District 11601 Main St., Sunol 94586. Principal: Molleen Barnes. Built in: 1925. Enrollment: 250. The one-school district is a K-8 public school with a preschool operating on its campus. The school offers small classes with a curriculum aligned with the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) to enable students to successfully transfer to PUSD high schools. Open enrollment is held in March and April for children outside the district. Call 862-2026.

p ri va t e e l e m e n t a r y and middle schools Athenian School 2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville 94506. Principal: Eleanor Dase. Built in: 1965. Class Size: average 15. Enrollment: 450 (6-12). Tuition: $19,680 (grades 6-8). Private middle and high school located on a 75-acre campus near Mt. Diablo. The school offers day classes for grades 6-8 as well as day classes and boarding for students in grades 9-12. Call 837-5375.

Carden West School 4576 Willow Rd., Pleasanton 94588. Principal: Peter VanCourt. Built in: 1977. Enrollment: 250. Tuition: $9,300 grades K-5. The school offers preschool and K-5 programs with a small student-teacher ratio and before- and after-school care. Call 463-6060.

Hacienda School 3800 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton 94588. Principal: Jo Anne Camara. Class Size: 12 to 1. Enrollment: 61. Tuition: $1,375 for grades 1-5; $1,515 for grades 6-8 (per month). Students in grades 1-8 are encouraged to accelerate their learning at their own pace in reading, writing and mathematics. Students complete their assignments with their teachers during the extended day. The school is on a year-round schedule. Campus tours by appointment. Call 485-5750. www. E-mail: Admission: Enroll as space becomes available.

Our Savior Lutheran School 1385 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore 94550. Principal: Dennis Dirks. Enrollment: 500. Tuition: $6,200 for K-6, $6,400 for 7-8, plus after-school care fees. The school offers pre-K-8 with a teacherto-student ratio ranging from 1-6 up to 1-26. The school offers before- and after-school care, and also has a home school component. Call 447-2082.

Quarry Lane School (Dublin) 6363 Tassajara Rd., Dublin 94568. Class Size: 20. Enrollment: 280 (K-12). Tuition: Grades 1-8 $13,195-$13,355. The K-11 school includes an after-school enrichment program for students that includes chess, art, music and science. The school also has


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Quarry Lane School (Pleasanton) East Campus: 3750 Boulder St., Pleasanton 94588. Tuition: from $585-$1,725 monthly for infantpre-K; $10,640-11,300 for Jr.K-K. In addition to infant-pre-K programs, this campus offers full day programs for Jr. K-K. Its Pleasanton West campus, 4444-B Black Ave., offers pre-school education for 3- to 5-year-olds (462-6300). The main campus in Dublin serves K-11 (8298000). Call 846-9400.

St. Michael Catholic School 345 Church St., Livermore 94550. Principal: Sister M. Emmanuel Cardinale. Enrollment: 320. Tuition: $4,940. The Catholic school offers K-8 education as well as before- and after-school care. Call 447-1888.

St. Philip Lutheran School 8850 Davona Dr., Dublin 94568. Principal: Char Nale. Class Size: 20 or less. Enrollment: 160. Tuition: $6,180 for K-8, less if more than one child enrolled. Located on church grounds, this preschool-8 school has credentialed teachers, small classes and extended-hours care for K-8 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 829-3857. www.stphiliplutheranschool. com. E-mail: St. Raymond Catholic School 11557 Shannon Ave., Dublin 94568. Principal: Madeline de la Fontaine. Enrollment: 300. Tuition: Starting at $5,234. The K-8 Catholic school includes before- and after-school care. Call 365-0023.

Valley Christian Elementary School 7500 Inspiration Dr., Dublin 94568. Principal: Jeri

Schall. Enrollment: 390 (K-6). Tuition: $7,800. The inter-denominational Christian school features a challenging curriculum and both computer and sports programs. The elementary program goes through sixth grade. Call 560-6270.

Valley Montessori School 1273 N. Livermore Ave., Livermore 94551. Principal: Mary Ellen Kordas. Class Size: from 1:4 to 1:12 (teacher-student). Enrollment: 500. Tuition: $2,500-$13,000. Small class sizes and an integrated academic curriculum are features of the school, which serves toddlerseighth grade. Extended after-hours care is available from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer program available. The school is accredited by AMS and WASC. Call 455-8021.

private h ig h s ch o o ls Athenian School 2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville 94506. Principal: Eleanor Dase. Built in: 1965. Class Size: average 15. Enrollment: 450 (6-12). Tuition: $25,960 (9-12), $39,950 (9-12, boarding), $40,950 (9-12, international boarding). Private middle and high school located on a 75-acre campus near Mt. Diablo. The school offers day classes and boarding for students in grades 9-12. It also offers day classes for grades 6-8. Call 837-5375.

Carondelet Catholic High School 1133 Winton Dr., Concord 94518. Built in: 1965. Enrollment: 840. Tuition: $12,250. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the 2009-10 Info Pleasanton 21

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was named a California Distinguished School in 2006. Call 426-4200. www.pleasanton.k12.

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Donlon Elementary School 4150 Dorman

Winton Dr., Concord 94518. Principal: Brother Christopher Brady, F.S.C. Enrollment: 1,000. Tuition: $13,200, includes $300 book rental fee. This all-boys Catholic high school offers a full college-preparatory curriculum. Call 288-8100.

Rd., Pleasanton 94588. Principal: Marc Schweitzer. Built in: 1968. Enrollment: 690. Originally named Besco, Donlon was part of the Murray School District in Dublin and joined the Pleasanton Unified District in 1988. Student achievement at Donlon improves yearly, and the school was awarded Honorable Mention through the California Distinguished School program. It has an active Parent Faculty Club, which raising funds to support programs and services. Call 426-4220. www.pleasanton.k12.

Moreau Catholic High School 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward 94544. Principal: Terry Lee. Class Size: 25 average. Enrollment: 968. Tuition: $11,544. This co-ed Catholic high school offers a full college preparatory program. Call (510) 881-4300.

Valley Christian Junior and Senior High School 7500 Inspiration Dr., Dublin 94568. Principal: Jane Kitchen. Enrollment: 550. Tuition: $9,000-$10,000. This inter-denominational Christian school features a challenging curriculum including computer and sports programs for elementary through high school students. Junior and senior high school includes grades 7-12. Call 560-6250.

Alisal Elementary School 1454 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton 94566. Principal: Amy Simione. Built in: 1956. Enrollment: 625. The school was named after a small group of Indians the Spanish met when they explored the Livermore-Amador Valley in 1772. Alisal

Positas Blvd., Pleasanton 94588. Principal: Kim Michels. Built in: 1973. Enrollment: 725. Fairlands, awarded the California Distinguished School award for 2008, enjoys active parent involvement with the Parent Teacher Association, School Site Council and Technology Committee. Call 426-4210. www.pleasanton.

Way, Pleasanton 94566. Principal: Rafael Cruz. Built in: 1960. Enrollment: 727. Valley View was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2006 and awarded the CABE Seal of Excellence Award in 2003. In addition to the outstanding traditional program, the school offers a Spanish/English dual immersion prgoram where students gain fluency in both languages by fifth grade. Call 426-4231. www.

Pleasanton 94566. Principal: Mike Kuhfal. Built in: 2000. Enrollment: 683. Pleasantonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest elementary school, Hearst is a California Distinguished School. Hearst is dedicated to the development of the whole child, providing a solid foundation that stimulates thought, wonder and a life-long passion for learning. Call 4263772.




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Pleasanton 94588. Principal: Robin Sehrt. Built in: 1997. Enrollment: 686. Parents of Mohr students are actively involved in activities to improve the school, including community events and the Mohr Heritage Festival. The Mohr PTA is the main parent organization. Call 426-4256.

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Lydiksen Elementary School 7700 Highland Oaks Dr., Pleasanton 94566. Principal: Colleen Henry. Built in: 1967. Enrollment: 603. Lydiksen was one of nine schools nationwide to earn the 2002-03 National School of Character award and was named a California Distinguished School in 2008. Call 426-4421.

Vintage Hills Elementary School 1125 Concord St., Pleasanton 94566. Principal: Carolyn Parker. Built in: 1975. Enrollment: 611. A California Distinguished School in 2006, Vintage Hills is located in the southeastern side of the city. The school encourages parental involvement through a variety of volunteer activities. Call 426-4240. www.pleasanton.k12.

Walnut Grove Elementary School 1999 Harvest Rd., Pleasanton 94566. Principal: Charles Young. Built in: 1968. Enrollment: 701. Walnut Grove has been recognized for its efforts supporting environmental awareness. The school is a Go Green Initiative Charter School and a PG&E Solar School. It was the first in the district to â&#x20AC;&#x153;go solarâ&#x20AC;? with roof panels and a solar powered irrigation system for their garden. Call 426-4251. www.pleasanton.k12.

pusd high schools Amador Valley High School 1155 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton 94566. Principal: Bill Coupe. Built in: 1936. Enrollment: 2,589. The oldest high school in Pleasanton, AVHS students consistently rank above average in both verbal and math SAT scores. The award-winning school offers extracurricular activities ranging from theater to science projects to water polo. Call 461-6100. www.pleasanton.k12.

Foothill High School 4375 Foothill Rd., Pleasanton 94566. Principal: John Dwyer. Built in: 1973. Enrollment: 2,318. Students at Foothill consistently score above the national, state and district average on the Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition (SAT-9), the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Advanced Placement tests. Courses students may take include traditional academic offerings as well as student support, honors and advanced

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placement. Call 461-6600. www.pleasanton.

Horizon High School 4657 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton 94566. Principal: Greg Giglio. Enrollment: 37. This high school for pregnant or parenting teens enables students to pursue their high school education through to graduation. The school also offers parenting classes and has on-site child care. Call 426-4275.

Village High School 4645 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton 94566. Principal: Greg Giglio. Built in: 1978. Enrollment: 152. Village is an alternative high school that focuses on meeting district graduation requirements while setting future goals and exploring career interests. The 20:1 student-teacher ratio enables instructors to support students in the learning pro-

Valerie Arkin Trustee 417-1969 Term expires Dec. 2012

Jim Ott Trustee 426-3998 Term expires Dec. 2010

cess throughout the curriculum. Call 426-4260.

pusd middle schools Hart Middle School 4433 Willow Rd., Pleasanton 94588. Principal: Steve Maher. Built in: 2001. Enrollment: 1,135. The newest middle school in the city, Thomas Hart has received exemplary ratings in both the Academic Performance Index and Student Testing and Reporting. It was also named a California Distinguished School in 2003. Call 426-3102.

Harvest Park Middle School 4900 Valley Ave., Pleasanton 94588. Principal: Jim Hansen. Built in: 1968. Enrollment: 1,163. Harvest Park has been named a California Distinguished

Jamie Hintzke Trustee 846-0185 Term expires Dec. 2012

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School in 2005, National Blue Ribon School and a National School of Character. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to provide students with a smooth transition between the elementary grade school levels and high school with the highest expectations for academic success. Call 426-4444.

Pleasanton Middle School 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton 94566. Principal: John Whitney. Built in: 1989. Enrollment: 1,225. Pleasanton Middle School was named a California Distinguished School in 2009 and earned a National Blue Ribbon Award in 2002. The school ranked in the Academic Performance Index among the top 10 percent of schools statewide. Its curriculum encourages student achievement and responsibility while enhancing self-esteem. Call 4264390.

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s p e c i a l d i s t ri c t programs Pleasanton Unified School District Summer School 215 Abbie St., Pleasanton 94566. Principal: Glen Sparks. For grades 1-12, both remedial and enrichment classes are offered. Call 463-1104.

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Beth Emek Preschool 3400 Nevada Ct., Pleasanton 94566. The school is licensed for children ages 2 years and 9 months-5 years. Curriculum is designed to help children achieve success and develop feelings of self-worth, creating a healthy atmosphere for learning. It is open to children regardless of sex, race, religious affiliation or national origin. Call 931-1055.

Carden West School 4576 Willow Rd., Pleasanton 94588. This private elementary school also has a preschool program for ages 3-4. It runs from 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. or from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. with extended care hours. This program also offers part-time options of two or three days a week. Summer camp hours vary slightly. A new addition is a toddler program for children between 18 months and 24 months old. Director: Mark Silzer. Call 4636060. E-mail: info@

Centerpointe Christian Preschool 3410 Cornerstone Ct., Pleasanton 94566. Centerpointe Christian Preschool opened in May 2008 at the new Centerpointe Presbyterian Church campus in Ironwood. Programs are offered Mon-Fri from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and include full- and part-time sessions. The preschool serves children who are 33 months old up to entry to kindergarten. Call 461-3011.

Early Years Children’s Center 1251 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton 94566. The center has half- and full-day programs with handson experiences in science, cooking, arts and crafts, and music for 2-year-old children up to fifth grade. Extended day care for students at Walnut Grove, Alisal, Valley View and Hearst elementary schools is available. Call 462-2202. Gingerbread Preschool 4333 Black Ave., Pleasanton 94566. Part-time preschool offering classes for students 2-5 years old. It’s a play-based, hands-on program focusing on the emotional and social needs of the children through various monthly themes. All teachers are ECE qualified. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Call 931-3430. E-mail:

Hacienda Heads Up! Child Development Center 4671 Chabot Dr., Pleasanton 94588. Programs are available for infants, toddlers,

Head Start (CAPE) Donlon Elementary School, Hill n’ Dale Center, 4150 Dorman Drive, Pleasanton 94566. Head Start is run by CAPE, Inc. (Community Association for Preschool Education), which operates the federally funded, free preschool and child development program for low-income families and for children with special needs in the TriValley. The program serves children from 3-5 years old and runs Mon-Thu for 3-1/2 hours each day. CAPE also runs Head Start in Dublin and at five sites in Livermore, which have longer hours. One Livermore site also offers Early Head Start and another one also offers a state-funded preschool program, which has different income guidelines than the federal Head Start program. Administration and enrollment offices are located at 3045 Independence Dr., Bldg. B, Ste. A, Livermore 94551. Director: Rosemary Almond. Call 4433434.

Kidango 4667 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton 94566. Kidango offers programs for children ages 3-5. The center is on the school district property and is open from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. with capacity for 52 children. Priority is given to children of school district employees. Call 8468043.

KinderCare Learning Center (formerly Children’s World) 7110 Koll Center Pkwy., Pleasanton. The KinderCare Learning Center features enrichment programs, a toddler program, preschooler programs, before- and afterschool programs for children ages 18 months12 years. The center operates from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Fri. Director: Jennifer Williams. Call 462-2273.

La Petite Academy 5725 Valley Ave., Pleasanton 94566. La Petite Academy serves children ages six weeks-12 years old and operates from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. An infant and toddler program operated from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Its before- and after-school program includes transportation to and from five area schools. Acting Director: Nadya Cuevas. Call 462-7844.

Pleasanton KinderCare 3760 Brockton Dr., Pleasanton 94588. Kindercare provides day care for students six weeks-5 years old, and also runs a kindergarten program and beforeand after-school day care programs through age 12. It features low child-teacher ratios and pick-up and drop-off service to local schools.

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Pleasanton 94566. The child care center for ages 2-5 years includes a preschool program. Operating hours are 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 4627123.

preschoolers and kindergarteners. Montessori curriculum encourages fundamental thinking skills through art, music, imaginative play, practical life skills, language, mathematics, science and cultural activities. Director: Imelda Acosta. Call 463-2885. E-mail: emily west

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Students at Sunol Glen School, which houses kindergarten through eighth grade in Sunol, learn how to make seeds grow. Hours are 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Director: Narinder Braich. Call 846-1240.

PUSD School Age Child Care The Pleasanton Unified School District provides before- and after-school child care at its nine elementary schools either directly or through contracted programs for grades kindergarten through fifth grade. PUSD operates the Kids Club programs at these sites: Alisal, 4269751; Donlon, 462-7083; Hearst, 417-6602; Valley View, 462-8805; and Vintage Hills, 484-4856. PUSD contracts with the YMCA to provide Y-Kid’s child care services at these school sites: Fairlands, 426-1992; Lydiksen, 426-9784; and Mohr, 484-9429. At Walnut Grove Elementary, child care is provided by a private operator, Extended Day Child Care (EDCC), 846-5519. All the on-site programs listed above operate 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and offer full-time care during the summer and when school is not in session. The city of Pleasanton offers after school recreation for grades 1-5 at Donlon, Fairlands and Hearst Elementary from 3-6 p.m. on days that schools are in session. Parents can contact Mark Duncanson at 9313481 for information. Parents seeking child care are encouraged to contact Child Care Links at 417-8733 for free referrals to child care. Director: Chris Tibbetts. Call 462-7625. Quarry Lane School—Pleasanton East 3750 Boulder St., Pleasanton 94566. Quarry Lane offers preschool and day care at this campus starting at 6 weeks-5 years old, including full-day junior kindergarten and kindergarten. The school emphasizes enrichment activities including music, computers, Spanish, art, science and physical education. Before- and after-school day care for elementary students is also provided. Hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Quarry Lane also operates an elementary and middle school at its Dublin campus. Call 8469400.

Quarry Lane School—Pleasanton West 4444-B Black Ave., Pleasanton 94566. This private school emphasizes enrichment activi-

ties in its pre-school and pre-kindergarten programs. Hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Quarry Lane also operates an elementary and middle school at its Dublin campus. Call 462-6300.

School of Imagination 6444 Sierra Ct., Dublin 94568. The School of Imagination serves more than 300 children from ages 18 months-12 years old. The preschool program prepares children for success in kindergarten and features innovative programs to help develop children with conditions including autism, Down syndrome and speech delays, to reach their full potential. Main office, with therapy and tutoring, at 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Ste. 101, Dublin 94568. Campus currently under construction on Dublin Blvd. at Schaefer Ranch. Call 829-9552. E-mail: Shining Light Preschool 4455 Del Valle Pkwy., Pleasanton 94566. The part-time parent co-op school teaches a Christian curriculum and kindergarten readiness skills. Accepting ages 3 (by Dec. 2) to 5. Diapers okay, if not trained. Director: Kelly McIntosh. Call 8462588.

Sonshine Enrichment Center Preschool 1225 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton 94566. The parent co-op school has a Christian environment and part-time programs for ages 2-6 years. Director: Penna Steele. Call 417-8411.

St. Clare’s Christian Preschool 3350 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton 94588. Associated with St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, this preschool offers a hands-on stimulating environment for ages 2-5. It runs a full-day program 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and a part-time program 9 a.m-3 p.m. Director: Meg Bell. Call 462-0938. www. The Child Day School 883 Rose Ave., Pleasanton 94566. Serving East Bay families for 30 years with quality preschool (starting at 2 years) and school age programs. Full and part day options. NAEYC accredited. Low 2009-10 Info Pleasanton 25

info P l e a s a n t o n kids’ ratios and plentiful teacher child interaction. Uniquely designed curriculum that promotes hands-on learning. Supporting children’s selfesteem, self-reliance, creativity and compassion for others. School age transport from Pleasanton district schools. Director: Lindsay Clow. Call 462-1866. E-mail:

Tot Drop Preschool 4477 Black Ave., Pleasanton 94566. Tot Drop is a “preschool by appointment,” meaning parents can set a schedule to meet their child’s needs and the family’s budget. Attend occasionally or ongoing. Children play and learn in a supportive, busy environment that encourages and applauds exploration and development in art, social skills and becoming independent. Tot Drop is open Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pleasanton Women’s Club. There is also a location in Livermore. Call 284-3999.

YMCA Kindergarten Readiness Programs 3300 Dennis Dr., Pleasanton 94566. The YMCA conducts kindergarten readiness programs for ages 4-5 at Mohr Elementary School and Fairlands Elementary School. Program runs 9:1511:15 a.m. and is offered for two, three or five days a week. Call 475-6112.

milking barn, historical adobe, amphitheatre and bunkhouse. It hosts many educational programs throughout the year, let by city naturalist Eric Nicholas. Call 931-5016.

Nature House 519 Kottinger Dr., Pleasanton 94566. Located at McKinley Park, the Nature House holds classes focusing on nature and art for all ages. Summer camps are also available. Call 931-5340. services/recreation.

sports Badminton The city of Pleasanton’s recreation department offers a number of badminton classes for ages 7-17, and for all skill levels. Techniques, etiquette and sportsmanship of the game are taught. Call 931-5340.

Ballistic United Soccer Club P.O. Box 523, Pleasanton 94566. The Ballistic United Soccer Club for boys was established in 1968 to support the youth of Pleasanton, ages 4-19, and its surrounding unincorporated areas. Today, BUSC and its counterpart for girls, the Pleasanton Rage, are the affiliated branches of the Pleasanton Youth Soccer League. Call 463-6313. E-mail: Cheer Xplosion/Nor Cal Elite 50 Wright

child care referrals Child Care Links 1020 Serpentine Ln., Ste. 102, Pleasanton 94566. Child Care Links acts as a link between government, social service agencies and families, and also assists child care providers and employers. Its services include information on how to find quality child care and free referrals. Income-eligible families can receive needed financial assistance for child care. The agency also provides training and support to child care providers. Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 417-8733. www.childcarelinks. org. E-mail:

children’s programs Public Library Programs 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton 94566. The Pleasanton Public Library offers a variety of programs for children and teens, including Paws to Read (a reading program for grades 1-5), Friday Storytime, Spanish Storytime, Toddler Laptime, Bookleggers, Upper Elementary and Middle School book clubs and the Teen Advisory Group. Please contact the library for times. The library also hosts a summer reading program for all ages and sponsors an annual book writing award program. Call 9313400, ext. 8. library.

classes Parks and Community Services Classes 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton 94566. The Parks and Community Services Department offers numerous classes for youth including sports, fitness, arts, crafts, music, dance, drama, camps and more. Call for current list. Call 931-5340.

outings Alviso Adobe Community Park 3465 Foothill Rd., Pleasanton 94588. This new interpretive park opened in Fall 2008. It has a replica of a 26 Info Pleasanton 2009-10

Brothers Ave., Livermore 94551. Cheer Xplosion has joined forces with Nor Cal Elite and has a combined 11 competitive cheerleading teams ages 5 and up. Cheer and tumbling classes offered. Call for membership prices and practice times. Call 245-1552. E-mail:

CYO Basketball League play for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Registration is held Aug-Labor Day with evaluations completed in early Sept. League practice is held in Oct and play is Nov-Feb. Call Greg Thome, 462-8189.

CYO Track This program, run by the Catholic Communities of Pleasanton, introduces children grades 1-8 to track and cross country. Practices are usually held Wed 5-6 p.m. at Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave. and on Sat 2-3 p.m. at Foothill High School, 4375 Foothill Rd. Days and times are subject to change. The track program is held in the spring. The cross country program is held in the fall. Call Mark, 426-5375. Kidz Love Soccer The city offers the Kidz Love Soccer program, which gives children ages 3 1/2 to 12 the chance to learn basic soccer skills. Courses run for six weeks and are held at Amador Valley Community Park. For the younger set (ages 2-3 1/2) Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer is offered, allowing the younger ones to develop socialization and large motor skills. Call 931-5340.

stuf f children ages 5-18. The league is separated into divisions covering different age and skill levels, including children with special needs, and has more than 50 teams. Games are held at the Pleasanton Sports Park. Season runs March-July. Call 461-6542. E-mail:

Pleasanton Foothill Little League Baseball PO Box 1676, Pleasanton 94588. Spring season only. Open to children ages 5-18. Games are held at Pleasanton Sports Park. Practices are held throughout Pleasanton at various times. PFLL is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance. Call 417-5440, 484-0436. E-mail:

Pleasanton Girls Softball League PO Box 911, Pleasanton 94566. Open to girls kindergarten through age 18. Board meets the third Thu of the month at Summerfield Suites, 4545 Chabot Dr. Registration runs Sept-Jan. Season runs through the end of March to early June with two games per week. Practices vary by team. Call Dave Duval, 209-5204. www.pleasantonsoftball. org. E-mail:

Pleasanton Junior Football League PO Box 443, Pleasanton 94566. Flag and contact football league for ages 8-14. The league also offers cheerleading for girls ages 8-14. The season runs Aug-Nov. Registration is Feb-April. E-mail: Pleasanton Lacrosse Club 1048 Serpentine Ln., Ste. 310, Pleasanton 94566. Lacrosse is a team field sport that incorporates the same skills used in soccer, basketball and hockey. It uses sticks with nets for throwing and catching the ball. Open to boys and girls ages 9-15. Practices are held at Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Rd. Registration is from Sept-Nov for a spring season from Feb-May. For summer season (July-Aug), registration is in April/May. Call Mark Cranney, (408) 203-6397.

Pleasanton National Little League Baseball PNLL is a youth baseball program for children ages 5-18. The league is separated into divisions covering different age and skill levels, including children with special needs, and has more than 46 teams. Games are held twice a week at the Pleasanton Sports Park. Season runs March-July. Call 974-8106. E-mail: rbfritsch@

Pleasanton RAGE Soccer Club PO Box 885, Pleasanton 94566. This girls soccer club for ages 5-18 was established to support the youth of Pleasanton and its surrounding unincorporated areas. Today, Pleasanton RAGE and the Ballistic United Soccer Club for boys are part of the Pleasanton Youth Soccer League. Call 251-9116.

Lady Hustle Fast Pitch 2070 Palmer Dr., Pleasanton 94588. Lady Hustle Fast Pitch is a year-round traveling softball team for girls ages 12-18 with elite softball skills. Registration is in Aug. Call Teresa Borchard, 785-0846. www. E-mail: ladyhustle@

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Mini-Football Stars Through the city’s MiniFootball Stars program, kids from 3-6 learn the basics of passing, running and flag pulling, as well as get exercise, make friends, learn listening skills, develop teamwork and have fun. Call 931-5340.

Roller Hockey Through the Mini-Hockey Stars

Pleasanton American Little League Baseball PALL is a youth baseball program for

Seahawks Swim Team A group swim team

Youth Basketball (PYB) offers youth in grades 1-12 the opportunity to play in competitive Saturday leagues during the winter. Also offered is a pre-season clinic for players to prepare for league play. Check the city’s activities guide during the fall season. Call 931-5340. program the city offers, kids 3-6 are introduced to roller hockey equipment and techniques, as well as get exercise, make friends, learn listening skills, develop teamwork and have fun. Call 931-5340.

for ages 4-20. Practices are held five days a week at Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center, 4455 Black Ave. All levels are welcome. Call VIP-SWIM (847-7946). E-mail:

Stoneridge Water Polo, Inc. 3242 Omega Cir., Pleasanton 94588. Stoneridge Water Polo offers introductory and competitive water polo to student-athletes in elementary, middle and high school on a four-season basis. Sanctioned and insured by United States Water Polo (USWP), practices are held at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center during the school year and Amador Valley High School during the summer. Stoneridge also offers a variety of learn-to-swim packages during the summer. Call 484-0172. E-mail: Tennis Camps and Lessons 5801 Valley Ave., Pleasanton 94566. Week-long tennis half- and full-day camps are offered all summer at the city tennis complex for ages 7-16. Personal lessons and small tennis classes are offered year-round for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Call 931-3449.

Tri-Valley Futsal League See listing under Futsal in Outdoors and Recreation.

story hours See listing under Children’s Programs.


support services See also Community: Health and Support Services. PO Box 520, Pleasanton 94566. is a website for Pleasanton youth providing information about volunteering, jobs and internships, youth groups, arts and culture, homework and teen laws. It also has links to fun sites and space for young people to have a say in shaping the future of local, state and federal issues. Rights to the website are owned by the city of Pleasanton. Call 931-5002. www.ptown411. com. E-mail:

youth & service groups Boy Scouts of America 1001 Davis St., San Leandro 94577. Scouting provides the opportunity to learn new skills, develop leadership, practice citizenship and serve the community, as well as develop character and personal fitness through outdoor programs. Open to boys first grade through age 18. A co-ed program is available to boys and girls ages 14-20. The San Francisco Bay Area Headquarters in San Leandro supports several thousand Pleasanton Scouts. Call (510) 577-9000. E-mail:

Girl Scouts—Crossroads Association Girl Scouts, open to girls ages 5-17, is a movement that gives girls from all segments of American life a chance to develop their potential, to make friends and become a vital part of their community. Its sole focus is to meet the special needs of girls through activities such as crafts, hiking, service, cookie sales, camping and skill building workshops. This Girl Scouts association, which covers Pleasanton, Dublin and Sunol, has about 160 troops. Annual membership fees are $10. E-mail:

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INFO Pleasanton 2009-2010 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the 2009-2010 edition of the INFO Pleasanton Special Section

INFO Pleasanton 2009-2010 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the 2009-2010 edition of the INFO Pleasanton Special Section