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As economy picks up, so does city spending

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fter a three-year hiatus, spending on municipal projects and improvements is back on the list of priorities for the Pleasanton City Council. At its June 4 meeting, the council approved a two-year work plan that includes millions dollars of “high priority” projects, ending an austere capital improvements program that stopped after the $10 million Firehouse Arts Center was built in 2010. With the economy improving and tax revenue picking up, the council’s first project will be another phase of improvements to the city-owned Bernal Community Park, where $15 million lighted baseball fields and an adjoining children’s play area were added, also in 2010. Now more will be spent on sports fields, some lighted, for soccer, lacrosse, junior football and, yes, more baseball diamonds. This time, the improvements, authorized as part of a voter referendum, will include a woodlands area, riparian habitat and landscaping along a meandering creek that runs through the site. The project, when completed, will cost an estimated $15.8 million with part of the funding to come from a Bernal Community Park Reserve that the city government maintained during the recession when sales and property tax revenue tapered off. Another $810,000 would be available from a Capital Improvement Program reserve, also maintained by the city. City Manager Nelson Fialho said he expects to receive another $3.2 million from the East Bay Regional Park District through funds approved by voters when they passed the district’s Measure W bond issue. That would still leave a funding gap of more than $5 million which could be raised through a combination of fee assessments for users of the sports fields, contributions from sports organizations, corporate sponsors and a community fundraiser similar to the one that raised more than $1 million for the Firehouse Arts Center. Last year, the council approved a schematic plan for the second phase of the park which, 12 years after the land was given to the city by several developers in exchange for permits to build homes on the rest of the property, remains undeveloped except for the baseball fields. Another costly project on the council’s 22-page list of priorities

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View of Pleasanton Ridge makes this Little League baseball field at Bernal Community Park “the dream park of the Bay,” an out-of-town coach said.

is the redevelopment of senior living facilities at Kottinger Place and Pleasanton Gardens with new buildings and more apartments. These aging, subsidized, affordable homes for qualified older residents will be torn down in phases over the next two years and replaced with larger, upgraded apartment buildings that will accommodate nearly twice as many who live there now. The redevelopment proposal goes back 10 years and gained ground last year as the economy improved. A predevelopment agreement has now been granted to Foster City-based MidPeninsula Housing, the developer, owner and manager of more than 90 senior communities. MidPen, as the company is called, has been meeting with the Kottinger Place Redevelopment Task Force to determine project priorities. MidPen is now preparing a site plan for a new Kottinger Place development between Kottinger Drive and Vineyard Avenue, and including the aging Regalia House that will also be razed. Current development estimates for the two sites range from $59 million to $62.8 million with a city contribution from its senior housing fund of $8.2 million. New housing on both sites will be largely single story units with far more kitchen, bathroom and closet space than the units now have and with upgrades in electricity and plumbing, including air conditioning. Some of the buildings on what is now the Kottinger Place site will be two stories in height with a few rising to three stories, with elevators. When completed, the apartments will accommodate 189 tenants. Some projects are already under way, including renovations at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center, which should be completed this summer, and the extension of Stoneridge Drive to El Charro Road, which should open late this fall. N

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Food allergies, particularly in children, are clearly on the rise. According to Dr. Hugh Sampson, a food allergy specialist at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in N.Y. “We are certain that in the future the number of food allergies are going to increase.” Many food allergies are classified as “hidden” allergies due to the fact that an individual may be consuming a food, often times on a daily basis that they have no idea they are allergic to. Frequently, symptoms such as stomach aches, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, indigestion, heartburn, excessive gas and bloating are directly related to food allergies. Additionally, conditions such as migraine headaches, chronic sinusitis, post nasal drip, rashes, eczema, chronic fatigue, ADD/ADHD, mood swings and difficulty losing weight in many cases can be caused by food allergies. Fortunately, a new, advanced method of treating allergies is now available in the United States. Developed over a ten year period in Australia, a new technology called Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) is giving new hope to millions of allergy sufferers. AAT is a holistic, alternative method of treating allergies of all kinds including not only food allergies, but airborne allergens such as pollens, grasses, weeds, trees, molds, dust and dust mites as well as pet/animal/insect allergies, chemical sensitivities and physical contactants. Both the testing and treatments are 100% pain free and non-invasive, and is the ideal choice for those who would prefer not to take drugs, use steroidal inhalers and sprays or go through years of allergy shots. Children especially appreciate the AAT approach over the traditional medical procedures that involve piercing the skin. AAT is safe and effective for people of all ages including infants and produces zero side effects. AAT is now available in Pleasanton near Stoneridge Mall at Allergy Relief Centers, office of James W. Stalker, DC. Doctor Stalker is offering the initial consultation and complete testing protocol, normally a fee of $125, for only $25 for anyone who would like to experience relief from their allergies without using drugs or shots. A limited number of appointments are available, so call 925243-7168 today. For more information please visit AllergyReliefCenters. com and for the latest up to date info on allergies visit allergyreliefcenters.

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Seniors from Amador Valley High School perform “Musical Mash-Up” in sign language at school’s Class of 2013 baccalaureate, held last Sunday at Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore. Seniors at Amador and Foothill high schools graduate today. Photo by Jeb Bing. Cover design by Kristin Herman. Vol. XIV, Number 20 Pleasanton WeeklyÊUÊJune 14, 2013ÊU Page 3



What are your plans for Father’s Day? Tasha Laberge-Shusterman Elementary school student I am planning to have a Daddy/Daughter Movie Night with my dad and my sister. My dad gets to pick the movies, because it’s Father’s Day and all, but we know he will pick movies we like.

Kimberly Albers Recent college grad Well, I’m pretty sure I’m going to go geocaching with my dad; you know, that’s where you go hiking with a GPS and all sorts of expensive equipment, trying to find hidden little treasures, like keychains and plastic trinkets. I don’t really understand his fascination with this, but he really enjoys it, and I sure do love my dad, so I’ll do it with a smile on my face.

Bill Xenakis Marketing engineer We will be heading out to the Douglas Beach House in Half Moon Bay in order to go swing dancing. The Silver Moon Big Band will be there for Father’s Day, playing live jazz, and we really love to dance.

Cieara Gragg Owner, Balloons & Beyond of Pleasanton My dad is such a foodie, so we’re planning to take him to a Latin steakhouse for dinner. I’m also going to surprise him there with an amazing balloon bouquet to make sure everyone in the restaurant knows he’s the best and most special dad in the world.

Naseem Yar Software engineer I have great plans! I am planning to run with my daughters in the Pleasanton Downtown Rotary Club’s annual Father’s Day Spirit Run. After that, we’ll spend the rest of the day in the back yard, doing our annual Father’s Day barbecue and just enjoying being together. —Compiled by Nancy, Jenny and Katie Lyness Have a Streetwise question? E-mail The Pleasanton Weekly is published every Friday by Embarcadero Media, 5506 Sunol Blvd., Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA 94566; (925) 600-0840. Mailed at Periodicals Postage Rate, USPS 020407. The Weekly is mailed upon request to homes and apartments in Pleasanton. Print subscriptions for businesses or residents of other communities are $60 per year or $100 for two years. Go to to sign up and for more information. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Pleasanton Weekly, 5506 Sunol Blvd., Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA 94566. © 2013 by Embarcadero Media. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.

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Pets and takeout food subject to new laws Protections for pets; no more Styrofoam for takeouts

Cultural Plan Update The Community Services Department is updating Pleasanton’s Cultural Plan from 1998, which had six goals including the development of the Firehouse Arts Center. Community workshops are being held to get input from residents; the third one is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, June 24, at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. At the meeting feedback from the two April workshops will be presented. The draft plan will be shared with the Pleasanton community in October. For more information or to comment on the process, contact Community Services Manager Michele Crose at 931-5347 or


The city of Pleasanton is adopting new laws to help protect pets, and to reduce the amount of trash that goes to landfills. The city is putting some teeth into laws about leaving dogs in unattended vehicles. It’s adapted state law that will allow an officer to issue a citation to anyone who leaves a dog on a hot car. Animal Control Officer Kristen Hart said first time fines are $100, but can go up to $750 on a fourth offense. Hart said the Police Department has a digital thermometer that can read a temperature inside a car.

On a hot day, she said, dogs “can suffer heat stroke and even die.” That’s not only in summer. Hart said the inside temperature of a car can be 30 degrees hotter than outdoors, and since dogs cool themselves by panting, if they’re locked in a car, they’ll be breathing in warm air. The new municipal code also protects animals if they’re locked outside on a hot day. It says, in part, that owners need to keep pets from conditions that “endanger the health or well-being of the animal due to heat, cold, lack of proper and adequate shelter and protection from the elements, lack of adequate ventilation, or lack of food or water, or other circumstances

Learning about heroes Emergency Medical Services worker Christopher Yamamura buckles kindergartner Roman Zuanich to an ambulance gurney at Sunol Glen Elementary School last Friday. The school’s annual Heroes Day event hosted by the Alameda County Fire Department brings police, rescue workers, firefighters and their equipment to the school for hands-on learning. The students also watched a flagfolding and presentation ceremony performed by veterans.

Maintenance at Senior Center The Pleasanton Senior Center will close for two weeks for routine maintenance from Monday, June 24, through Sunday, July 7, reopening July 8 for its regular programs. The center’s main hall is currently closed for day use until June 21 for minor construction. The lunch program has been relocated to the lobby area of the Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley on the premises, and daytime exercise classes are being held at the Veterans Memorial Building at 301 Main St. Drop-in classes and meetings are being relocated, rescheduled or suspended. All other center programming remains unaffected, and evening exercise classes are continuing as scheduled. Work on the main hall includes resurfacing the floor, and other cleaning and maintenance projects.

Santa Rita closure Monday Santa Rita Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks from 6 a.m. Monday until about 5 p.m. Tuesday to reconstruct the rail crossing. Southbound traffic will be detoured via Valley Avenue to Stanley Boulevard, and back to Santa Rita Road/Main Street; northbound will be detoured along the same route. Concrete barriers will be installed on Santa Rita Road on both sides of the tracks to ensure that motorists do not attempt to cross. The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) train schedule will not be affected by the construction, which will begin Monday after the last morning ACE train passes through the crossing; the tracks will be re-installed before the afternoon ACE schedule.


Rotary Club’s 20th annual Father’s Day Spirit Run set for Sunday Popular family event raises money for scholarships BY JEB BING

More than 1,500 runners are expected to be downtown Sunday for the 20th annual Father’s Day Spirit Run, hosted by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton. Main Street will be closed from 5 a.m. until about 11 a.m. between Del Valle Parkway and Neal Street to accommodate the runners. The Rotary Father’s Day tradition has continued to grow as runners, their children and families participate in either a 10K run or 5K walk or run, as well as Kids’ Challenge races. The 10K run will start promptly at 8 a.m. under the Pleasanton Arch, followed by the 5K run at 8:20. The courses wind through Pleasanton neighborhoods, the Alameda County Fairgrounds and on trails along the Arroyo del Valle. Traffic also will be slowed by partial lane closures along the race courses, affecting part of Valley Avenue, Paseo Santa Cruz, Del Valle Parkway, Division Street and St. Mary Street between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Three separate Kid’s Challenge Races, for children ages 2-8, include a number of 100yard dashes on Main Street, finishing right underneath the Arch.

Trophies will go to the top male and female finishers in designated age groups. Registration will take place in the Round Table Pizza parking lot starting at 7 a.m. Sunday. Fees are $40 for adults and high school students; $30 for those in elementary and middle school; $15 for ages 2-8 in the Kid’s Challenge, and $30 each for families of four or more. Proceeds will go to support the Rotary Club of Pleasanton’s scholarship program as well as Hope Hospice, Rotaplast, Tri-Valley YMCA, Valley Humane Society and victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. Beautiful etched-glass trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, as well as the first-place male and female Masters (over 50 years old) winners. In addition, medals are given in designated age groups for both male and female participants. Each child participating in the Kids’ Challenge will receive a finisher ribbon. Check-in and race-day registration opens at 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the now-closed Round Table Pizza restaurant on Main Street. For more information, visit N

that could reasonably be expected to cause suffering...” Hart says people aren’t hesitant to call police if they see an animal locked in a car, and that some days, she gets as many as three calls about the issue, mostly regarding cars parked at the mall or downtown. “It’s a hot topic. A lot of people get heated over it,” she said. The new city codes also can let police intervene if a pet is ill and left untreated. It says in part, that animals “requiring medical attention shall be taken for examination or treatment to a veterinarian at the owner’s expense if the Chief See LAWS on Page 8


Spend $1 to attend the Alameda County Fair on opening day plus $1 for rides — which leaves money to spend on corn dogs, turkey legs and funnel cake. The Fair, in its 101st year, opens Wednesday and runs through July 7. “Summer Fun Starts Here” is the theme of this year’s Fair. As always, it offers unique deep-fried edibles, such as Pop Tarts, pineapple upside down cake, watermelon and cookie dough. Food on a stick includes macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly and Doritos. Some healthy foods are fresh salads, fish tacos, shrimp cocktail, fish ceviche, grilled veggies and fresh fruit. The Fair offers much more than food. The colorful thrills of the carnival are a big draw, as are the live thoroughbred racing, nightly free concerts and the fireworks being held Fridays. Also popular are the agricultural and competitive live stock exhibits, ethnic and cultural days, home art and technological competitions . The Fair features contests galore, with a Diaper Derby at 11 a.m. July 5; the Battle of the Local Bands, noon-5:30 p.m. June 28; the Hot Dog Eating Chili Relay Contest at 11:30 a.m. July 4; and the Kissing Contest on June 29 — contestants must show up by 5:45 p.m. and the kissing starts at 6 p.m. exactly. For a complete list, go to www. Last year’s Fair drew 534,577, and officials expect even more this year. Let the summer fun begin. N

Fair info Hours: Tuesdays-Thursdays — 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Sundays — 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4th — 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Mondays Admission: Adults (ages 13-61) $8 by June 18, $10 at the gate Seniors (ages 62-plus) $6 by June 18, $8 at the gate Kids (ages 6-12) $4 by June 18, $6 at the gate Children under age 6 — free Fun Pack - $30 for 4 general admission tickets, 1 parking pass, 2 “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” drink coupons until June 18 s3ENIORSFREE4HURSDAYS s+IDSFREE&RIDAYS s-ILITARYPLUSONEGUESTFREE&RIDAY *UNE sOPENINGDAYADMISSION s4UESDAYS Parking is $10 Shows: Free concerts nightly 7-8:15 p.m. Fireworks on Fridays, June 21, 28 and July 5 Pleasanton WeeklyÊUÊJune 14, 2013ÊU Page 5


Woman killed while bicycling remembered as animal lover, doting grandmother

Pair charged after dog attacks child twice

Police: investigation continues, several witnesses have been in contact

Injured 5-year-old in protective custody


The daughter of a Dublin woman killed while bicycling on Foothill Road on Sunday said the driver who struck her mother has “broken my family.� “The world is a darker place without her,� said Heather Grimm, 30. Diana Hersevoort, 58, and her husband were riding north on Foothill Road, near Golden Eagle Way, at about 1 p.m. when the two were hit by a car, according to police. Hersevoort was thrown from her bicycle and pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband Joe was taken to a hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The car, a 2004 silver Dodge Neon, was driven by an 18-year-old Pleasanton man who was also heading north, police said. The 18-year-old stopped at the scene and answered police questions but did not give a statement, police Sgt. Robert Leong said. The driver has not been arrested, and the cause of the collision is under investigation. Leong said preliminary information indicates that Hersevoort and her husband were riding single-file in the bike lane on the side of the roadway when they were hit. He said several witnesses have contacted police. “If we have enough to pursue a charge we will forward it� to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Leong said. Grimm described her mother Tuesday as an animal lover and a “bright, loving person.� Her father sustained a broken leg. “Physically, he’s OK,� Grimm said in a phone interview Tuesday from her family’s home in Dublin. She said she hopes the police investigation continues and that the 18-year-old is prosecuted. Grimm said it

would help bring closure to the family. “But anything that can be done now will not benefit my mother,� she said. “What was taken cannot be replaced.� The bicycle ride was a weekly tradition of the couple, who rode together in various parts of the Tri-Valley region, Grimm said. They had been together for 35 years. She said a private celebration of Hersevoort’s life is being planned — and will take place outdoors because her mother loved nature. “She was a lover of animals and flowers,� Grimm said. Hersevoort was also a fan of tie-dyed clothing, Diana Hersevoort something Grimm hopes people will wear to her memorial. No date has been set. She was a stay-at-home mom to Grimm and her older sister and was a proud grandmother to Grimm’s 7-yearold son and 2-year-old daughter, Grimm said. Grimm said her mother loved animals, and that growing up, their house was a “zoo� with many cats and dogs. The couple still has two cats and three dogs at their Dublin home. Grimm said the local community and her extended family are providing support. A high school friend of her mother’s stopped by with five bags of groceries after the accident, she said. N

A Pleasanton man and a Dublin woman have been charged with felony child neglect and endangerment after the man’s dog attacked the woman’s 5-year-old son twice in less than three months. Dog owner Marc Kornberg, 36, and the boy’s mother, Myrvete Lila, 27, were arrested June 7 on felony warrants from the District Attorney’s Office. A police investigation determined the attack was the second on the boy. After the first attack, on March 6, the dog was placed on home quarantine and released when there were no other incidents of violence. The boy was treated and released from a local hospital. In the second attack, on May 19, Pleasanton police officers accompanied an emergency medical crew to Kornberg’s Bernal Avenue apartment for a reported dog bite where they found the boy with multiple facial injuries. Both attacks were at Kornberg’s home and in both, the boy suffered facial injuries from

the dog, “Boston,� a 6-year-old, 96-pound Presa Canario. The breed has been known at times to be aggressive. “As a result of the second dog bite, and the fact that in both cases the boy was left alone in a room with the dog, our investigation was sent to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for review, Lt. Jeff Bretzing said in a news release. “The District Attorney’s Office issued felony warrants for both Kornberg and Myrvete.� The city stepped in after the second attack on the boy. On May 28, a public dog hearing was held and the dog was found to be vicious. Boston was ordered to be relocated to a rehabilitation and training facility in Ohio. The other option would have been to euthanize the dog, but Kornberg chose to send the dog away. The boy’s name is not being released. He was placed in protective custody with Alameda County Child Protective Services. —Glenn Wohltmann








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Mount Diablo Beacon removed for repairs

LAWS Continued from Page 5

1928 fixture overdue for maintenance BY JESSICA LIPSKY

The Eye of Diablo, in serious disrepair after years of neglect, was removed Tuesday from the summit building to begin renovation work in advance of the annual Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony. The 85-year-old beacon atop Mount Diablo is lit every Dec. 7, and its light must be pushed by hand to begin rotation for the ceremony. While retired ranger Burt Bogardus made sure the beacon worked each year, proper care and maintenance have not been done. “This is the first step in being able to actually begin restoration work on the beacon so it will be restored for the Dec. 7 lighting,� said Save Mount Diablo spokeswoman Beryl Anderson. “It may be the last couple of years that we have our local Pearl Harbor survivors around to turn the light on in commemoration of their fallen comrades.� Windy conditions at the Mount Diablo peak Tuesday almost stopped the lift-off, but crews managed to remove the beacon and get it down the mountain in about 45 minutes, as Pearl Harbor survivors and park rangers looked on. A giant crane lifted the 1,500 pound beacon from its perch and transported it to a state-approved shop in Concord for remediation

of lead and asbestos as well as a cracked front lens. The bearings at the base of the beacon have never been serviced, and electrical connections and wiring will be renewed or repaired. Legislation adopted in July 2012 waived contracting requirements for state park projects and allowed

Crews lift the beacon off the Mount Diablo summit building to be renovated in time for this year’s Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony Dec. 7.

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The beacon atop Mount Diablo was removed Tuesday for its first repairs and renovation since it was installed in 1928.

as a target; it was relit for the first time in 1964 as the centerpiece of a Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony hosted by Save Mount Diablo and the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. The beacon restoration will cost >ÂŤÂŤĂ€ÂœĂ?ˆ“>ĂŒiÂ?ÞÊ f£ää]äää]ĂŠ ĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠ fĂŽn]äääÊ `œ˜>ĂŒi`ĂŠ LÞÊ ÂœĂ€}>Â˜ÂˆĂ˘>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂƒĂŠ and community members, then matched by the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation. Save Mount

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ÂœvĂŠ *ÂœÂ?ˆViĂŠ vˆ˜`ĂƒĂŠ ĂŒÂ…>ĂŒĂŠ >Â˜ĂŠ iĂ?>“ˆnation or treatment is necessary...â€? Hart said the reason for the new codes is that the courts are so backed up with crimes against people that they don’t have time to consider animal cases. With the new codes in place, however, when someone has a documented past of not caring for a pet — meaning someone who has had multiple citations issued — the Police Department can ask the District Attorney’s Office to file animal abuse charges. Although it’s unnecessary for most pet owners, the new codes also require owners to provide a proper diet, too. That new code section reads, “The food shall be wholesome, palatable, free from contamination, and of sufficient quantity and nutritive value to meet the normal daily requirements for ĂŒÂ…iĂŠ Vœ˜`ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ >˜`ĂŠ ĂƒÂˆĂ˘iĂŠ ÂœvĂŠ ĂŒÂ…iĂŠ animal...â€? In an unrelated food matter, as of July 1, restaurants in Pleasanton will be required to use recyclable containers for takeout food. That new law was put in place to get rid of Styrofoam containers; many takeout restaurant have already switched to cardboard containers. N

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Former Pleasanton student dead in Marin County homicide


Body found at at Point Reyes National Seashore A former student at two Pleasanton high schools was identified as the victim of a homicide discovered June 6 at Point Reyes National Seashore in rural west Marin County. The body of Trisha Hopfe, 31, was found by a hiker near Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in the area of Platform Bridge Road around 9:45 a.m. She had not been reported missing. The National Park Service asked the Marin County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the death, sheriff’s Lt. Jamie Scardina said. According

to reports, Hopfe showed signs of physical injury, although the sheriff’s office said she had not been shot. Results from an autopsy performed June 7 have not been released and toxicology reTRISHA HOPFE sults are pending. Hopfe was identified by fingerprints. The sheriff’s office is interview-

ing witnesses to determine a motive, and there is no suspect or suspect description at this time, Scardina said. Hopfe attended Amador Valley and Village high schools. She also lived in San Ramon and Hayward. She is survived by two children, her parents and three siblings; her father was a Hayward police officer. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (415) 473-7265. —Glenn Wohltmann

San Ramon senior first-ever recipient of DSRSD scholarship

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$2,000 grant from public agency concerns some BY GLENN WOHLTMANN

A graduating senior at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon is the first recipient of the $2,000 Dublin San Ramon Services District James B. Kohnen Scholarship. Justin Salomon Tran recently received his award at a Dublin San Ramon Services District Board meeting. Tran plans to study geophysics at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has been a member of the National Honor Society since 2011, a camp counselor at Walker Creek Outdoor School since 2011, captain of the football and track and field teams ,and vice president of the Gardening Club at Dougherty Valley high. The $2,000 scholarship is a drop in the bucket for the district, which has an annual operating budget of $53 million, but the move by a public agency to create a scholarship has raised the eyebrows of some. The money comes from the administrative budget for the DSRSD, according to spokeswoman Sue Stephenson. “That means the money comes

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from ratepayer and capacity fees,” Stephenson said. “We used to call that a connection fee.” Capacity fees are paid by developers as they tap into DSRSD water or sewer services. “The purpose of the scholarship — the primary purpose — is to honor James Kohnen for all his public service,” Stephenson said. “The secondary purpose for the scholarship is to inspire young people to follow (Kohnen) in his service. Nobody thinks about wanting to grow up to be an environmentalist. This is a little opportunity to get high school kids to think about us when they embark upon a career path.” Kohnen, a former member of the DSRSD Board of Directors, died last year. He devoted many years of his life to managing and protecting the public water supply. As a member of the DSRSD Board of Directors from 1992 to 2000, Kohnen was instrumental in developing water service for the Dougherty Valley. He also helped expand the use of bring recycled water in the Tri-Valley,

along with helping expand water, waste water and recycled water services to east Dublin and expanding the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility. Kohnen served on the boards of the Zone 7 Water Agency, the Alameda County Special Districts Association, the American Society for Quality, the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District, and the California Special Districts Association. The idea of a scholarship in Kohnen’s name started with a board member. While others have had benches or facilities named after them, board member Mary Gordon said the tribute should be education-related, in keeping with Kohnen who was a lifelong learner. “When staff took it to the board, they suggested a $1,000 scholarship and the board said, ‘No, let’s make it $2,000 to take a little bit of the bite out of the cost of college,’” Stephenson said. Tran was the solo applicant for the scholarship, but Stephenson said based on his qualifications, he would have won anyway. N

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ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND PUBLIC COMMENT IS WELCOME The above represents a sampling of upcoming meeting items. For complete information, please visit Page 10ĂŠUĂŠJune 14, 2013ĂŠUĂŠPleasanton Weekly

Natural health store opens on Pleasanton’s Main Street Acadia Health offers wide variety of health supplements, even snacks Acadia Health, a newly established natural health store, has opened at 608 Main St. in downtown Pleasanton. Owned and managed by Jennifer and James Li, the store features a selection of major national health supplement brands, such as fish oils, including baby/ kids DHA and prenatal DHA from Nordic Naturals, as well as a complete line of prenatal vitamins from New Chapter, Nature’s Way, Enzymatic Therapy, B&T, NOW foods and Garden of Life. The store also stocks whey proteins from Optimum Nutrition and plant based raw protein and meal from Garden of Life. There are also selective items of whole-food and superfood items, such as organic goji berries, organic maca powder, camu pow-

der, hemp powder, acai powder, pomegranate power, maqui powder, cacao powder, gluten free flour, whole wheat flour, organic unbleached flour and organic flaxseed meal. Customers also can buy cool and healthy drinks plus some grab-n-go snacks as well. “Acadia Health strives to contribute to the community needs on family wellness and healthy living by providing highest quality products and services,� said James Li. The health store, located next to Comerica Bank, is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, and from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 485-3060 or contact the store by email at N


New Acadia Health store at 608 Main St. in downtown Pleasanton features spacious aisles and well-stocked inventory of natural health products.

PG&E launches new economic vitality grant program Local nonprofits eligible to sign up for grants Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has launched an economic vitality grant program designed to promote economic growth in communities throughout the utility’s service area in Northern and Central California. Through this pilot program, up to $200,000 will be awarded to local government organizations, educational institutions and 501(c) 3 non-profit organizations to provide funding for projects or programs designed to spur innovation and job creation. PG&E representatives said that

the shareholder-funded program will invest in local initiatives that aim to attract, retain or expand local businesses, provide business development, incubation or acceleration opportunities, or provide valuable workforce training. In addition, these grants will be awarded to projects that aim to spur job creation within local economies struggling to recover from the economic downturn. “As one of the state’s largest employers and a key contributor to many local economies, PG&E is focused on the economic health of

our customers and California,� said Ezra Garrett, PG&E vice president for Community Relations and chief sustainability officer. “Through this pilot program, we will provide local non-profits and institutions the resources they need to spur job creation and to promote economic vitality in the communities which we are privileged to serve.� Applications for PG&E’s Economic Vitality Grant Program will be accepted from June 4 through July 31. To learn more and apply, sign on to the PG&E website at N

Raley’s warns customers of cyber attack CEO: ‘We are working around the clock to gather details’ BY GLENN WOHLTMANN

Raley’s is warning of a cyber attack that targeted its computer network and may have allowed access to credit and debit card information. On its website the company, which includes Raley’s, Nob Hill, Food Source stores and Aisle One fuel stations, the firm called the attack “complex,� and said it is trying to determine if customer data has been compromised. “At this time, the company has not confirmed any unauthorized access to payment card data, but its investigation remains ongoing,� a statement on the company’s website says. “Raley’s does not believe that debit PINs could

have been accessed.â€? The company has taken “a series of immediate stepsâ€? to enhance security measures already in place to protect customer data, and says “customers can continue using their payment cards in its stores.â€? The website notes that the company does not collect Social Security or driver’s license numbers, and issued a list of steps customers should take: UĂŠ Â…iVÂŽĂŠ >˜`ĂŠ Â“ÂœÂ˜ÂˆĂŒÂœĂ€ĂŠ ĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠ L>Â˜ÂŽĂŠ and credit card statements for evidence of unauthorized transactions; UĂŠ ÂœÂ˜ĂŒ>VĂŒĂŠĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠL>Â˜ÂŽĂŠÂœĂ€ĂŠVĂ€i`ÂˆĂŒĂŠV>Ă€`ĂŠ company if you identify suspicious charges; and

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Opinion Pleasanton EDITORIAL Weekly Lawyer’s high-speed rail, Measure


PUBLISHER Gina Channell-Allen, Ext. 119

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PP arguments much the same


uch has been written about California’s controversial high-speed rail system, a proposed $68 billion project that Gov. Jerry Brown but not many others are pushing to carry riders between Sacramento and Southern California at breakneck speeds. At one time, the rail line was planned to go through Livermore and Pleasanton to San Francisco but protests by both cities nixed that plan. Later, the routing was changed to a South Bay route from its main line in the Central Valley, a routing that has been challenged by Palo Alto and other Peninsula cities. Now the Pleasanton connection is back with a lawsuit filed by Stuart Flashman, one of two attorneys representing Kings County plaintiffs who contend that plans to start building the rail line are not following the financing and enCALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY vironmental approvals Artist’s sketch of bullet train similar to type proCalifornia voters ap- posed for California’s high-speed rail system. proved in a $10 billion bond under Proposition 1A in 2008 that was to provide kick-start funds. Central Valley farmers and local officials, represented by Flashman, claim the rail system could lead to financial disaster. For now, the project has been stopped pending the court’s decision. Coincidentally, Flashman is the same Oakland attorney whose threat of a lawsuit against the city of Pleasanton has also temporarily stopped further consideration by the City Council of Measure PP, a hillside protection ordinance that, like Prop. 1A, was also approved by voters in 2008. And like the high-speed rail project, Measure PP is now languishing as Flashman and another attorney, Kristina Lawson of the San Francisco law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, decide whether to move forward on a suit contesting the legality of changes made to Measure PP since the public vote. Flashman may have a point when it comes to “tinkering” with Measure PP by planners and council members, but joint discussions may dissuade the lawyers from filing a costly and time-consuming suit. But Flashman is clearly on the mark with his legal argument against the high speed rail system. In the suit, Kings County plaintiffs accuse the state of failing to have all the financing end environmental approvals for the initial phase in place before construction starts, which is planned for this summer. Without them, the state could end up with a train to nowhere, with farmers and others forced to sell their land to the California High-Speed Rail Authority for no good reason. Flashman argues that taxpayers could be funding a project that would end up leaving the state with 130 miles of rail that’s unusable for anything except maybe to carry Amtrak trains a short distance. Flashman and other attorneys involved in the court case are convinced that a financing plan delivered to the state Legislature in November 2011 fails to live up to Prop. 1A. They’ve asked Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny to rule that the Legislature’s approval of money to begin construction is invalid and halt construction. The Sacramento Bee reports, however, that lawyers with the state Attorney General’s office, representing the rail authority, argue that the funding plan is legal. Just because the plaintiffs in the lawsuit are not satisfied is no reason to order a costly and time-consuming do-over. This sounds much like what the Pleasanton council and Measure PP advocates are saying about Flashman’s threat of a lawsuit here. The Sacramento judge has 90 days to render a decision on the rail authority suit. The Pleasanton council, also faced with Flashman’s legal threat, has tabled its consideration of the issue indefinitely. N

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LETTERS Fair and the military Dear Editor, Why is the Alameda County Fair not offering free tickets to active servicemen this year? Do they think they’ve given all they deserve or what? Thomas Painter Editor’s Note: On Military Appreciation Day, which is Friday, June 21, admission is free for military with valid ID plus one guest; veterans are free with proof of service.

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Margaret “Peggyâ€? Jean Karn Jan. 22, 1929-May 21, 2013 Margaret J. “Peggyâ€? Karn died May 21, 2013 in ValleyCare Hospital after a courageous 10-year battle with multiple system atrophy, a rare and debilitating disease. She was 84. She was born Jan. 22, 1929 in Oakland to Mary Celeste and Americus P. Britto. She grew up in Oakland and graduated from Fremont High School. When she was a sophomore at Fremont High, she met Richard Karn, who became the love of her life. They attended Dick’s Senior Ball together before he graduated and joined the Navy. They were married before Dick’s senior year at the University of California, Berkeley and she worked to put him through his ďŹ nal year. She raised their daughter, Pam, and their son, Bob, while they lived in Castro Valley and later Hayward. Dick established his own civil engineering ďŹ rm in 1966. While living in Hayward, they were members of Hayward Dance Club and enjoyed quarterly dances to big band music. She was an active volunteer with the Almond Branch of the Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and enjoyed modeling in their fundraising fashion shows. They moved to Pleasanton 26 years ago. She was a member of Centerpointe Presbyterian Church (formerly Pleasanton Presbyterian) and served on the board of elders. Peggy also was an active member

of PEO for more than 25 years. Peggy, a beautiful, creative, loving wife and mother was always there with a smile and a kiss. She was a vivacious woman with a great sense of humor who took delight in making people laugh. She was a person with ďŹ rm convictions who was willing to speak up when the situation required it. Peggy loved to work with colors and established an interior design business with a number of clients. She used her design skills in Dick’s engineering ofďŹ ces as well as guiding the updating of Pleasanton Presbyterian Church’s former Mirador Drive site. She was also an accomplished artist in oils. She and Dick travelled widely, touring most of the world, often with professional engineering societies. Dick was involved in leadership of these groups and she joined him on business travel. Her favorite destination was Italy, although she enjoyed some memorable trips to Africa, Russia and other European and Asian countries. They routinely spent the month of February in Baja California. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Richard Karn, her daughter Pam Karn of Oakland, her son, Bob, and loving daughter-in-law Diane, of Vacaville, her sister Gloria Hotton of Franklin, WI., and grandchildren Shawn, Matthew, Rachelle, Lisa and Tom and her great-grandson Wesley. She also leaves a large extended family who she greatly valued, including her care-giver for 2 ½ years, Rose Fernandez. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 28 at Centerpointe Presbyterian Church, 3410 Cornerstone Court, Pleasanton. The family prefers gifts in her memory to Brain Support Network at P.O. Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026 in support of research on Multiple System Atrophy or Hope Hospice at 6377 Clark Ave., Dublin, CA 94568.

POLICE BULLETIN Residential burglary nets more than $13,000 Precious metal, jewelry and electronics worth about $13,400 were reported stolen in a June 5 burglary at a home in the 7800 block of Oak Creek Drive. Two gold bars worth $3,000 were stolen, along with a diamond and platinum ring worth $2,500, two laptops, one worth $3,000 and a second worth $2,000, a $2,000 video camera, a $600 iPad and a $300 electronic book. Entry was made by breaking open the front door between 3 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

In other police reports: UĂŠ ÂœĂ•ÂˆĂƒĂŠ 6ÂˆĂŒĂŒÂœÂ˜ĂŠ ÂˆĂŒiÂ“ĂƒĂŠ ĂœÂœĂ€ĂŒÂ…ĂŠ Â“ÂœĂ€iĂŠ ĂŒÂ…>Â˜ĂŠ fx]ÇääÊ were among the items stolen June 7 from the trunk of a car parked at an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Owens Drive. Taken were a wallet and purse combination valued at $3,510, a shoulder bag worth $1,520, and a wallet worth $685. Also stolen were shoes valued at $1,295, two dresses worth a total of $377, and $30 gold earrings. The break-in occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. UĂŠĂŠĂ€iĂƒÂˆ`iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂŽxääÊLÂ?ÂœVÂŽĂŠÂœvĂŠˆ˜V>Â?`ÞÊ-ĂŒĂ€iiĂŒĂŠ reported a telephone scam in which the caller told the resident he had unpaid taxes; the resident made five separate wire payments, one for $1,000, another for $622, another for $1,000, a fourth for $1,000 and a final $186. The caller explained that he’d found additional fines to get the additional money, which totaled $3,808. The fraud was reported at about 11:27 p.m. June 5. UĂŠ ÂœiĂŠ Â?>Ăƒ]ĂŠ Ă“x]ĂŠ ÂœvĂŠ *Â?i>Ăƒ>Â˜ĂŒÂœÂ˜ĂŠ Ăœ>ĂƒĂŠ >ÀÀiĂƒĂŒi`ĂŠ vÂœĂ€ĂŠ burglary at about 2:37 a.m., June 10 after a LĂ€i>ÂŽÂ‡ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠ"Vi>Â˜ĂŠ-ÂŤ>ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ{ÎääÊLÂ?ÂœVÂŽĂŠÂœvĂŠÂˆĂ€ĂƒĂŒĂŠ -ĂŒĂ€iiĂŒÂ°ĂŠÂ?>ĂƒĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠ>ÀÀiĂƒĂŒi`ĂŠĂœÂ…iÂ˜ĂŠ>ĂŠÂŤ>ĂƒĂƒiĂ€LĂžĂŠĂƒ>ĂœĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ front door of the business had been broken in. Officers found Alas hiding in the bushes nearby and matched his shoe print to the glass door.

UĂŠ ĂŠ Ă•Â˜iĂŠ nĂŠ ĂŒÂ…ivĂŒĂŠ vĂ€ÂœÂ“ĂŠ >Â˜ĂŠ Ă•Â˜Â?ÂœVÂŽi`ĂŠ Ă›i…ˆVÂ?iĂŠ >ĂŒĂŠ Clubsport in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive netted a $700 iPad, four gift cards worth a total of $400, a $250 iTouch, a bluetooth earpiece worth $130, and a $40 backpack. The theft took place between 1:40 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. UĂŠĂŠÂ?>ÂŤĂŒÂœÂŤĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ>ĂŠ`iĂƒÂŽĂŒÂœÂŤĂŠVÂœÂ“ÂŤĂ•ĂŒiĂ€ĂŠĂœÂœĂ€ĂŒÂ…ĂŠfxääÊ apiece and $275 cash from a register were stolen ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ>ĂŠLĂ•Ă€}Â?>ÀÞÊ>ĂŒĂŠ ÂœÂŤĂžĂŠ-ĂŒ>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂˆĂˆĂ¤Ă¤ĂŠLÂ?ÂœVÂŽĂŠ of Owens Drive. The burglary occurred between 7 a.m. June 8 and 6:38 p.m. June 9, with entry through the front door. UĂŠĂŠĂ€iĂƒÂˆ`iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠxxääÊLÂ?ÂœVÂŽĂŠÂœvĂŠ-ÂŤĂ€ÂˆÂ˜}`>Â?iĂŠĂ›enue reported someone had entered a credit card in her name and charged $799.51. The theft was reported at about 5:03 p.m. June 7. UĂŠĂ€ĂƒÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠĂ€iÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒi`ĂŠ>LÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠĂ‡\xĂ“ĂŠ>°“°ÊĂ•Â˜iĂŠĂˆĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠ *ĂŠÂˆĂ€iĂŠ*Ă€ÂœĂŒiVĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÊÓ£ääÊLÂ?ÂœVÂŽĂŠÂœvĂŠ,Â…ii“Ê Drive. A 90-gallon trash can worth $200 was demolished and burned into the cement; damage to the cement was estimated at $500. UĂŠÂ˜ĂŠÂˆ*>`ĂŠĂœÂœĂ€ĂŒÂ…ĂŠfxĂ¤Ă¤ĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠĂƒĂŒÂœÂ?iÂ˜ĂŠĂ•Â˜iĂŠxĂŠvĂ€ÂœÂ“ĂŠ>ĂŠ …œ“iĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠxÇääÊLÂ?ÂœVÂŽĂŠÂœvĂŠ6ˆ>ĂŠ*iĂ€>Â?ĂŒ>°Ê Â˜ĂŒĂ€ĂžĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠ made by prying open a panel of a garage door between 9:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. UĂŠĂŠĂ€iĂƒÂˆ`iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠnäääÊLÂ?ÂœVÂŽĂŠÂœvĂŠĂ€Ă€ÂœĂžÂœĂŠ Ă€ÂˆĂ›iĂŠ reported someone had used her access card to make two charges, one for $300 and another for $100, and also used her name as a witness to police; she learned about that incident when contacted by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. The incident was reported at about 10:14 a.m. June 11. UĂŠ ĂŠ Ă€iĂƒÂˆ`iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠ ÂœvĂŠ ĂŒÂ…iĂŠ {£ääÊ LÂ?ÂœVÂŽĂŠ ÂœvĂŠ -ˆÂ?Ă›iÀÊ -ĂŒĂ€iiĂŒĂŠ reported on June 9 that someone had used her debit card number at several locations, charging $14.08, $90.57, $128.33 and $134.41. UĂŠ>ÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠiÂœĂ€}ˆ>>Â˜Â˜ĂŠĂ•VÂˆĂ•Ăƒ]ĂŠĂ“ĂŽ]ĂŠÂœvĂŠ->Â˜ĂŠĂ€>˜VÂˆĂƒVÂœĂŠ was arrested at about 3:41 p.m. June 5 for burglary at for stealing clothing worth $37 from EĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÊ£äääÊLÂ?ÂœVÂŽĂŠÂœvĂŠ-ĂŒÂœÂ˜iĂ€Âˆ`}iĂŠ>Â?Â?ĂŠ,Âœ>`]ĂŠ then trying to make a fraudulent return. Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted.

POLICE REPORT The Pleasanton Police Department made the following information available.

June 5 Theft â– 6 p.m. in the 1120 Stoneridge Mall Road; embezzlement â–  7:29 p.m. in the 5800 block of Owens Drive; auto theft


Auto burglary â– 10:01 a.m. in the first block of Stoneridge Mall Road â–  11:28 a.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive Threats â–  11:23 a.m. in the 1500 block of Laguna Hills Lane Drug violation â–  3:53 p.m. at the intersection of Greenwood Road and Valley Avenue

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Theft â– 9:40 a.m. in the 3500 block of Bernal Avenue; fraud â–  10:01 a.m. in the 4400 block of Black Avenue; fraud â–  4:32 p.m. in the 3600 block of Andrews Drive; theft from structure Battery â–  12:31 a.m. in the 300 block of St. Mary St Drug violation â–  12:14 a.m. in the 300 block of St. Mary Street; under the influence of a controlled substance

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Vandalism â– 9:17 a.m. in the 7200 block of Stonedale Drive â–  10:04 a.m. at the intersection of Foothill Road and Muirwood Drive Drug violations


12:54 a.m. in the 5100 block of Hopyard Rd; paraphernalia possession â– 11:09 p.m. at the intersection of W. Las Positas Boulevard and Yorkshire Court; possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance

June 8 Theft â– 12:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of Bernal Avenue; auto theft â–  7:11 p.m. in the 1700 block of Stoneridge Mall Road â–  9:13 p.m. in the 6600 block of Koll Center Parkway; auto theft Battery â–  12:01 a.m. in the 300 block of St. Mary Street â–  4:25 p.m. in the first block of Stoneridge Mall Road DUI â–  1:40 a.m. on Santa Rita Road

June 9 Theft â– 1:41 p.m. in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting

June 10 Theft â– 2:42 p.m. in the 3300 block of Sorrel Downs Court Threats â–  2:11 p.m. in the 5000 block of Case Avenue

June 11 Theft â– 10:52 a.m. in the 2600 block of Starling Court; auto theft â–  6:04 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting Battery â–  3:56 p.m. in the 3900 block of Stoneridge Drive




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Saying it all in six words Fifth-graders meet the challenge of writing ultra-brief memoirs BY DOLORES FOX CIARDELLI


Sarah Landis’ fifth-graders at Valley View Elementary found their assignment to write six-word memoirs difficult but they liked the results and called them meaningful. Volunteer parents created a memoir wall for the classroom.

Nothing brings out the power of words like limiting them. To that end Sarah Landis gave her fifth-grade class at Valley View Elementary the assignment of drafting six-word memoirs as they finished up their school year — and elementary school. “They were actually hard because you had to put a lot of thought into it — we had to describe our whole life in only six words,” said class member Ben. “We discussed the meaning of the word ‘memoir,’ and I shared why this style of writing is so valuable,” said Landis. “We discussed how word choice matters, and telling our life story in only six words was a real challenge.” “You could have heard a pin drop as students drafted and draft-

ed, selecting just the right words and checking to see that their memoir was meaningful and personal,” she added. “It seemed like it was gonna be so easy because I only had to write six words. Then I got started. It was hard!” said Ryan. As they worked, most of the students came up with several versions. “We eventually asked the students to select one, only one, to display on a word wall for others to enjoy,” Landis said. They met with their writing partners and selected the memoirs that best suited themselves. Sarah explained that the assignment was hard for two reasons — “word choice and then choosing just one to publish.” Parent volunteers Johanna Prevost and Carolyn Crosby took the Page 14ÊUÊJune 14, 2013ÊUÊPleasanton Weekly

selected memoirs home, printed them onto black, and created a

memoir wall. “The results are stunning,” Landis said. “Their messages are powerful! Parents were in awe! And my students even impressed themselves.” Some of the six-word memoirs were: “Don’t be afraid to be kind.” “My walls crumble. My heart grows.” “Walk like you’re wearing a crown.” “Dig deep. You will find me.” “I can only break my wall.” “Be strong and give back happiness.” The students were pleased with

the results of the assignment. “I liked how different each one was,” Sophia said. “I liked them because they were meaningful,” her classmate Courtney added. “It was a treat, a real treat, to see just how words can impact ourselves and others,” Landis said. “The most important take away from this lesson was that students could really visualize how powerful our words are.” N


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Shadow Cliffs event has been tri-ing for 26 years Shadow Cliffs park will be swarming tomorrow with close to 800 runners, swimmers and bikers as they kick off On Your Mark Events’ 26th annual Tri For Fun Triathlon Series. The series continues through the summer, with additional Tri For Fun events taking place July 20 and Aug. 17 and culminating with a Tri for Real triathlon Sept. 15. The Tri For Fun course features a 400-yard swim in Shadow Cliffs Lake, an 11-mile bike ride on flat streets, and a 3.1-mile run on a rolling fire trail. This adds up to a shorter distance than used in competitive events. “Providing a fantastic experience for all participants is truly our main goal with the Tri For Fun,” said event co-principal Mark Aiton. “There are now literally thousands of people who cut their triathlon teeth with the Tri For Fun, and they keep coming back, as well as take part with our other longer-distance triathlons.” Tri For Fun is an excellent event for first-time triathletes, noted the organizers, adding that it’s not unusual to see a 9-year old running alongside a 78-year old. Throughout the series, at least 60% of all the participants will be beginners, Aiton said. After novice athletes hone their skills at the first three Tri For Funs, they can meet the challenge of the final event — the Tri For Real — which is held at the same location, but with distances increased to a 700-yard swim, a 20-mile bike ride, and a 4-mile run. The Tri For Real is also professionally timed and gives out official results. Many veteran triathletes say the Tri For Fun short course is a good way to sharpen their racing and transition techniques, Aiton said. This group is always sent out in the first wave, so they can jump way ahead of the less experienced. For the past 25 years, the Tri For Fun triathlons have been nontimed and non-competitive, although a clock was at the finish line for participants to view their personal time. For the first time this year, triathletes can choose whether or not to be officially timed, with results posted on the results page at onyourmarkevents. com. Check-in and registration will begin at 5 a.m., with the first wave hitting the water at 7 a.m. at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, 2500 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton. There is a 1,000-participant maximum for each triathlon. Entry fee for the three Tri For Funs is $65 (non-timed) and $73 (chip timed) in advance; $10 will be added to race-day registrants. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, refreshments, snacks and entry into a drawing. For September’s Tri For Real, the fee is $75 in advance, and $85 the day of the race. To learn more, go to or call (209) 7957832. N

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CLASS OF 2013 More than 1,200 high school seniors graduating in Pleasanton Amador Valley High School Ashley Abigana Jacob Ackman Alex Acosta Anthony Adams Marcquis Adams Roshan Agrawal Stacy Ahn Hussain Ali John Benedict Almario Michael Alt Tarunraj Amuthan Ashleigh Anderson Evan Anderson Alejandro Apodaca Tristan Aquilina Carlos Arias Daniel Arthur Husna Aryan Dominic Ashley Dustin Avila Vidya Awasty Michael Azcona Warren Bacal Christopher Baeza William Bailey Jonelle Balducci Roland Baldwin Derek Banister Nicole Bardakos Blake Barkdull Thomas Barrera Derusha Baskaran Isaiah Baviera Nicholas Beber Andrea Becker David Becker Hawk Becker Kristie Becker Dena Behnam Cassidy Bell Daniel Bennett Elise Berendt Claire Berkley Mia Bernier Brandon Beschta Ankit Bhatia Kaitlin Bindert Srishti Birla Rachel Black Tilford Black Danielle Blackfield Kelly Blake Jamie Bodmer

Nicholas Boldt Akshay Bommireddi Anirudh Bommireddy Grant Bonham Sara Borchers Veronica Bossio Leah Botelho Kevie Bovaird Sean Bowen Sierra Boyd Baxter Tarah Brady Kirsten Brand Macy Brazil Alexandra Breed Gary Briggs Kelly Briggs Thomas Briggs Taylor Brossard Haley Brott Mariah Brown Parker Brown Shelby Brown Gina Brunelli Olivia Buescher Cassidy Butler Eric Butler Emily Cain Jordan Cain Bradly Carbine Kara Carlstrom Jamie Carolo Jasmyne Casey Tyler Casey Alvaro CastilloGonzalez Salas Emily Cavallo Todd Cayton Jesse Cerdas Dongju Cha Jessica Chan Josolyn Chan Lauren Chan Dennis Chang Claudia Chau Gabrielle Chau Connie Chen Jason Chen Kevin Xie Chen Kevin Chen Roger Chen Jack Chervet David Cheung Alice Chiang Charles Chikhani Kabir Chimni Evelyn Chinh Grant Chinn Justine Chinn

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More than 1,200 students are graduating this week in Pleasanton from its four high schools. Village and Horizon held their graduation ceremonies Wednesday evening, while Foothill and Amador Valley high schools are having their commencement exercises tonight on their football fields. Names and accompanying photos were provided by the Pleasanton school district. Congratulations to the class of 2013 from the Pleasanton Weekly. N

Valerie Cho Yun Sang Cho Jonathan Choi Haley Chow Caroline Christman Travis Chubb Brendon Chui Cierra Chun Tiffany Chung Dharini Clare Catherine Cochran William Cocking IV Ashley Cohen Grant Cohen Sara Cohen Eriel Colcol Hunter Collinson Pierson Connors Natalie Cook Jenna Coop Kylie Copenhagen Lauren Copenhaver Kaitlyn Copp Kevin Costello Russell Cowick Steven Cox Daniel Crannell Duncan Crawbuck Amanda Crofton Chase Crow Justin Cruz Andrew DaCar Joseph D’Addabbo Aidan Daft Samantha Danis Andrew Dato Brianna Day Angelicamae De Guzman Christina Deagen Lindsey DeWilde Harjot Dhillon Shanvir Dhinsa Daniel Diaz Courtney Dickson Peter Ding Jeros Domagas Danielle Doppee William Dormann Taylor Dorsey Alison Doxey Jay Doyle Shayna Doyle Jacob Dronkers Eileen Drury Sherise D’Silva Teresa Duddy Patrick Duffy

Rachel Duggan Hailey Duniphin Kristina Dunworth Elaha Ebadi Jamie Ebbs Michael Echavia Shelby Elgood Salvador Elizarraras Erin Emde Ian Erickson Matthew Esparza Madelynn Fairchild Matthew Falls Qiu Fang Alexis Faria Justin Farris Sana Fatima Mialani Federico Jenya Fedirko Sarah-Ann Ferguson Kenneth Brian Fernando James Ferrara Nicole Fetsch Jessica Fineran Arleen Firoozan Shelby Fischer L. Tyler Fisher Sean Flanigan Andrea Flores Hannah FowlerKimsey Leah Fraga Jillian Freiheit Paulo Freitas Beverly Fu Nicole Furtado Kaitlin Gallagher Jackson Galt Veronica Gamon Omkar Ganesan Kayla Garrison Max Gastineau Max Gatenby-Henry Elaina Gates Ryan Genn Jennifer Gentry Hannah Gerhard Jena Giammona Kathryn Gibbons Gabrielle Gigliotti Maya Gilchrist Nicholas Godwin Jiefu Gong Xinyi Gong Justin Gonzalez Dylan Gorenberg Niharika Gottiparthy

Graduation Speakers Amador Valley High School

Hanying Mo Salutatorian

Aditya Sinha Valedictorian

Edward Wang Salutatorian

Foothill High School

Omid Abrishamchian Valedictorian

Christopher Wen Salutatorian

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COVER STORY Claire Goveia Richard Grade Lucinda Graham Christopher Grant Kelsey Graves Kyle Greenan John Greene Jason Gregory Nisha Grewal Charles Gude Blair Guilfoile Spencer Guinther Nicholas Guthrie Holly Hafford Rachel Halperin Austin Hamilton Halle Hamilton Alex Hamm Anson Han Madeline Hansen Michael Hanson Michele Haque Claire Harcourt Joshua Hardy Tyler Harkins Kelly Harris Zachary Hart Kayla Hawes Lauryn Hayashi Sid Hazle Tyler Heckart Heather Heiner Emily Helmer Chase Hennings Melanie Herbert Chelsea Hernandez Abigail Hery Justin Hewitt Anya Hill-Butler Christopher Himelblau Maximillian Hintzke Sydney Hitesman Cody Holley Genie Hollie Ivana Hom Franklin Hool Mekhala Hoskote Haley Howard Ashley Hoyt Elizabeth Huang Kevin Huey Alexandra Hughes Bryan Hughes Micaela Hughey Tara Hurley Edwin Hurtado Blake Ibanez Ryan Ibanez Daniel Iglesias Alexander Ignacio Dahsohl Im Morgan Ingram Alexander Ivanov Connor Jackson Daniel Jackson Jessica Jackson Michelle Jackson Meredith Jaeger Bharat Jain Priyanka Jariwala Eric Jarrell Michael Jeng Brendan Jenkins Mitchell Jensen Young Wook (Justin) Jeon Hannah Johnson James Johnson Selena Johnson Nicholas Johnston Tyler Johnston Katie Jones Shubhanker Kapoor Niket Karode Ethan Ketell Alysse Ketner Yousef Khalil Saad Khan Jaden Kilmer Alexander Kim


Valedictorians and salutatorians with principals and the Pleasanton school board: (front row, l-r) Foothill Principal John Dwyer, Colin Wei, Christopher Wen, Miromid Abrishamchian, Hanying Mo, Edward Wang, Aditya Sinha, Amador Principal Jim Hansen, (back) Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi, school board members Chris Grant, Jamie Hintzke, Valerie Arkin, Joan Laursen, Amador student school board member Alexis Faria — also a graduating senior — and board President Jeff Bowser.

Da Eun Kim Hye-Jin Kim Irene Kim Samantha Kim Young Sun Kim Steven Kinnard Matthew Klei Lissi Knell Shayan Koeksal Kenton Koos Jacob Krieger Jenna Krieger Karen Krikorian Madelyne Kulak Pranav Kumar Cameron Kurotori Melanie Kwak Sunyoung Kye Jennifer Lai Katharine Lai Leslie Lam Ian Landis Andrea Larson Harsha Laxman Charles Layer Alex Le Helen Lee Robert Lee Vivian Lee Yoobin Lee Kea Legard Derek Lin Rachel Lin Elizabeth Lindahl Joseph Lindley Hope Liou Jason Llanos Sarah Loduha Maxwell Loewenstein Corinne Logan Christopher Lojewski Alan Londono Dana Long Shao-Ning (Jenny) Lu Alyssa Lubow Katherine Ludington Mathew Macapagal Taylor Machi Alexander Magni Kevin Mahoney William Maldonado III Shannon Malindzak Matthew Malko Matthew Malmrose Clint Mankins Neal Mankins

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Meghana Manne Kylie Manos Katie Marlin Bernadine Martin Emily Martin Joseph Martin Matthew Martin Mikey Martin Alejandro Martinez Brandon Martinez Kelsey Matsune Troy Maxoutopoulis Devin Mayhew Mitchell Mayo Connor McCarthy Nicholas McClureCarney Connor McCutcheon Nicholas McGillivray Sabrina McGraw Madeline McGuire Kevin McManus Kanchi Mehta Ryan Meisenheimer Morgan Melendrez Danika Mendes Grayson Meurrens Christian Miller Grant Miller Hanying Mo Margaret Moellering Niki Mohebi Yael Montufar Wyatt Moore Kyle Moreno Steven Morgan Mikala Morgenroth Barric Morris Adriana Morton Zackaria Mufti Sricharana Muppidi Meena Murali Kyle Myers Roshni Nair Jordan Nally Giorgina Natale Samuel Nathan Charles Naughton Natalie Neumann Caitlin Newman Jonathan Nieman John Nipp Michelle Nishijima Erica Norton Katelyn Nusser Grant Nuzzo

Carly Rae O’Brien Adrian Oberes Monica Ojeda Alexander Olguin Jason Oliver Andrew Olsen Samira Ongchua Alexis Orozco Eliane Ostroff John Owens Nadia Padilla Eric Page Annaamalaii Palani Jr. Dhiraj Pangal Tara Park Jihoon Park Anastasia Parks Justin Pasquale Michael Pasquale Joshua Pease Mauricio Penagos Sofia Perez Henry Person Adam Peter Ian Peters Samuel Peters Alexandra Peterson Julia Petros Samuel Phelps Annika Philis Kaitlin Phillips Jena Pianin Kennet Pipe Ty Piper Zachary Pitnick Kennedy Poplawski Nicolas Powell Joshua Prentice Brooke Quesinberry Gabriela QuintanaGarcia Emily Rahey Nerkes Rahimzada Masud Rahman Sumana Rallapalli Alexis Ramirez Samantha Ramirez Cole Randleman Sarah Ratto Nina Razavi Hollie Read Natalie Recupero Stephen Redmond James Reehl Aleksey Reinig Nick Reyes

Samuel Richardson Brent Richwood Anika Riley Denisse Rivera Marissa Rivera Darnell Roberson Jose Robles Jr. Steven Rodgers William Rodgers Katie Rodriguez Ruth RodriguezZamudio Austin Rogers Alexandra Rooney John Ropp Zachary Roskopf Nicholas Ross Christopher Roth Nora Roth Stephen Rowse Emily Roy Brandon Ruiz Conor Ryan Sarah Ryan Priyanka Saha Akshay Salpekar Aaron Sanchez Connor Sanchez Dominic Santos Erin Satterthwaite Jacob Schlachte Gabriella Schulz Katherine Schwartz Alison Scott Blake Seitz Aaron Selbrede Yael Sendler Sanjana Seth Nagashree Setlur Caitlin Shannon Jay Sharma Komal Sharma Steve Shen Robert Shenon Bryson Sherman Kevin Sherman Mitchel Sherman Anisha Sheth Kyle Shimasaki Edward Shin Kelly Shotwell Kourtnie Sicam Daniel Sill Aaron Silva Gianna-Marie Silvestre Paul Simon III

Aditya Sinha Sruthi Sivanandan Joshua Slaton Tanner Sleek Michael Smith Jeffrey Snyder Ryan Snyder Alexander Sohn Madeleine SolomonNaleway Namratha Somayajula Andrew Song Sara Spencer Matthew St. Dennis Ashley St. Germain Emily St. Pierre Emily Staker Daniel Stansberry Ian Stapleton Jason Stearns Katherine Steiner Chelsea Storrs Alec Strzemp Alyssa Suarez Ruipeng Sun Benjamin Sutton Derek Sylvester J.T. Taylor Laura Taylor Andrew Taylor Jessica Techel Cecilia Thomas Christopher Thomas Nicole Thomas Alaina Thomas Linyan Tian Amy Tilson-Lumetta Edgar Tovar Scott Townsend Jenna Traurig Haley Traynor Alexander Trombadore Krystal Tsui Camille Tsztoo Christian Turner Alaina Urban Arany Uthayakumar Joshua Valdix Laura Van Wagner Nicole Van Wagner Christina Vargas Monisha Vattikuti Rachita Verma Nathanael Vickers Andrew Villar Stephanie Villegas

Isaiah Walker James Walker Sean Walsh Caleb Wang David Wang Edward Wang Julia Wang Joshua Weiman Isabella Welch Connie Wen Arianna Wenzl Alexandria Wesenberg Lauren West Richard Wevill II Samantha White Olivia Wible Emma Wicks Julia Wiest Krista Williams Claire Williams Richard Wilson Jr. Matthew Winsby Jakob Wipfli Anna Wishnowsky Aubry Wolff Amber Wright Amanda Wu Winston Wu Peter Xie Yuchao Xie Roy Xue Randall Yamanaka Brian Yan Jianying (Kevin) Yang Yves Yang Eric Yang Kashyap Yechuri Taylor Yee Mark Yee, Jr John Yi Joseph Young Andrew Yu Yi Yuan Arshia Zafari Alexander Zandian Ke Zhao Betty Zhou

Foothill High School Matthew Abbey Anjali Abraham Omid Abrishamchian Allison Acosta Nicholas Adams Busola Adesokan Marlo Aghazarian Joseph Aimar Megan Akacsos Krysta Allen Lindsey Allen Ryan Alley Ryan Almeida Ai-Linh Alten Dean Ambayec Dharam Amin Adrian Ang Sophia Angst Yiannoula Anthon Alexandrea Apolinario Vanessa Aquino Erika Arlie Shreya Arora Titra Armstead Vasan Arul Humza Ashraf Justin Austin Sarah Bacher Angelina Bader Shubhi Badjatiya Alexis Bagon Jasmine Ballesteros Kyle Banda Neethi Bangalore Michael Barbier Sahib Bathla Kyle Batoy Haley Bean Brandon Becker

COVER STORY Devin Bell Lauren Bennett Shannon Blau Caroline Bonham Michelle Borg Michael Boveda Kelsey Bowers Hayley Bradley Elizabeth Broughton Darena Brown Kyle Brunnett Parker Bryan Ashley Buchanan Christian Bueche Mitchell Bump Jessica Burge Laura Byron Nicholas Callery Elijah Caluya Brooke Campbell Courtney Capurro Marissa Cardenas Gloria Carrasco Erica Carreon Connor Carroll Jacob Casados Benjamin Case Dalton Cash Isabela Castaneda Melissa Celli Anthony Chan Benjamin Chan Jessica Chan Orion Chan Pooja Chand Courtney Chandler Andrew Chang Joseph Chang Michelle Chang Raquel Chao Andy Chen Jeffrey Chen Leeane Chen Mark Chen Matthew Chen Margaret Cheng Sarah Chew Glen Chou Naeun Choy Joseph Chun Christian Clark Katherine Clark Olivia Climent Christopher Coggshall Lindsay Cole Holly Coles Danielle Comito Cody Connors Gordon Cooper III Jennifer Corbin Mina Corpuz Kyra Costa Owen Coumou Shelby Craig Benjamin Crawford Jessica Crawford Gabrielle Crisologo Eric Crispell Zoe Cristobal Catherine Cross Jessica Cruz George Curtis Collin Dal Porto Aldin Dallos Gabrielle Dalton Parker Dalton Amruth Darapaneni Shannon D’Cruz Heather Dean Cade DeBenedetti Taylor denBroeder Caressa DeRossett Anish Desai Louis Desprez Rohan Dhadwal Rameen Dhindsa Cody DiFraia Kelley Dillard Kendall D’India Joshua DiPiazza

Stephanie Doi Anna Dotson Bailey Downum Emma Drozen David Du Benjamin Dunn Karly Duval Ellen Edgar Lucas Emmett Olivia Ensler Isaac Evans Uchechukwu Ezeh Kevin Faggiano Austin Fairclough Alec Falcon Lauren Fan Andrea Fanelli John Finney Sameera Firoozmand Nicole Fitzsimmons Kenan Flagg Miriam Flock Taryn Fortunati Patrick Fracisco Connor Francesca Hannah Frederick Joel French Terry Friedl Jr Ryan Fritsch Kendra Fujino Dominic Galli Justin Garcia Jacob Garrido Griffith Gates Benjamin Gatten Annie Geasa Sienna Gebro Adam George Madison Gerlach Justin Gibson Ethan Glenn Andrew Goard Breeana Gomez Joshua Goodman Megan Goodman Ryan Gordon Alisha Goto Spencer Gowey Brianna Grabowski Brittany Gray Sasha Greenlee Sydney Guerrero Alan Guo Tanvi Gurazada Karthik Gururangan Sierra Guzman Lukas Haas Madeline Hager Michael Hahn Katelyn Hakanson Cody Hall Camille Hamlin Marshall Hammons Alexandra Han Haris Hanif Denn Hanley Kayla Hanscom Jack Harding Matthew Hardwick Miranda Heaney Dominic Held Nicole Heller Emily Hendrickson Peter Henze Taylor Herne Cori Herrero Victoria Hill Eric Hitchens Harold Ho Ashkon Honardoost Andrew Hong Kevin Hong Jeffrey Horne Jason Hsieh Andrew Huang Jeffrey Huang Raymond Hudson Paige Hughes Hunju Hwang Surya Ierokomos

Katherine Ihn Brian Ingebretsen Spencer Irby Dylan Isquirdo Alexandra Italiano Mai Ito Madisen Iversen Yash Jain Jessica Jayson Kasey Jensen Sonia Jensen Cayla Jetter Yuan Jiang Sienna Johal Paul Jung Petar Juric Joel Jurich Nicholas Kaell Talamasina Kailahi Tabassom Kalami Daniel Kang Colleen Kanowsky Kemberly Kantor Morgan Kavanagh Alyssa Keiner Alexis Kennedy Courtney Ketzler Ayesha Khan Fatma Khan Usman Khan Natalie Kienhofer Ashley Kim Catherine Kim Esther Kim Grace Kim Jay Kim Ji Min Kim Sarah Kim Seung Hyun Kim Susan Kim Megan Kjersem Laura Klein Jacob Kleinberg Jordan Kleinberg Joseph Kluj Ryan Ko Bryan Kodama Keri Kodama Tanja Kovacevic Lindsey Krebs German Krikorian Ajay Krish Banu Krishnakumar Olga Kritova Alexandria Ku Daniel Kuhfal Sumit Kumar Anthony Kuo Arely Labra Dustin Lacy Kam-Hung Lam Laurier LaMarche Natasha Landicho Selina Lao Timothy Larsen Kadi Larson Jared Layton Daniel Le Kendall LeClaire Jayun Lee Jeffrey Lee Matthew Lee Olivia Leu Celina Li Po-Yi Li Grace Lin Ashley Lindke Jason Liu Victoria Liu Lauren Loanzon Andrew Loke Hayley Long Emma Longridge Abigail Lourenco Sierra Lout Calvin Lowe Jonathon Lu Daniel Lubavin Marc Luey Cassidy Lynch

Tristan Maas Sean Mackle Reina Madali Trevor Maes James Magee II Michelle Magginetti Aaron Mahal Megan Maher Kevin Mai Ryan Maloney Tejal Mangalore Shelby Marshall Daniela Martin Lillian Martin Rybin Mathalikunnel Tess Maxwell Kelly McDeavitt Jonathan McDonald Kayla McGill Jason McGough Jacob McKelvey Ryan McLaughlin Sara Medor Kishen Mehta Pratik Mehta Cameron Meikle Nicholas Mendonca Jason Menger Tatianna Mercurio Alisia Metante Chloe Meyere Leila Meyers Eric Meza Daniel Michael Tad Mikasa Alex Miller Bryanna Miller Chase Miller Hailey Miller Hannah Miller Shannon Miller Travis Miller Ian Mills Alexa Milus Rachel Min Armaghan Mirzadeh Kayla Moberg Gina Moeller Miles Mok Trent Morgan Marie Morley Duncan Morrow Sandra Mostardi Eric Mouch Makenzie Muller Julian Musco Cameron Myers Sneha Nagarajan Akul Nagendra Christian Nahaolelua Mihir Naik Marianna Nam Ashley Narciso Bilguun Nasanbuyan James Nassar Hamza Nawaz Thomas Nelson Lauren Nester Ariel Niedecken Max Niels Caroline Niemiec Gregory Nunes Jr Kelly O’Brien Ashlee Oh Ayesha Omarali Matthew O’Neil Blair Pacini Michael Padavana Andrew Pae Meher Pahwa Emily Palange Nishanth Palanisamy Ian Parish John Parisi Jae-In Park Joanne Park Arlene Parra Steven Patrick Nicholas Paulson Nicolas Pellowski

Gabriel Perez Jr Calvin Pham Grayson Poe Sofia Popat Kayla Possehl Callie Preston Elise Pritchard Rohan Punamia Nicolas Quero Sunil Ramakrishnan Viswahindu Rao Ronuk Ratra Chandler Raun Joshua Regal Connor Reid Brandi Reis Emma Reynolds Jerome Rigor Trevor Robb Bailey Roberts Adalberto Rodriguez Emily Rodriguez Rebecca Rodriguez Michael Roeder Cameron Rogers Jeannette Root Cale Rubinson Ajay Rudrabhatla Cordell Sagan-Lawson Omar Sajjad Cyrus Samii Marjon Samimi Jessica Sanassarian Jessica Sanchez Robert Santucci Georgia Savage Sanjam Sawhney Naveen Saxena Alexandra Sborov Katherine Sborov Gabriella Scalise Brendan Scaramuzzo Mikaela Schwab Kyra Schwaninger Elijah Sciammas Babak Sehrgosha Kendall Seim Bradley Severn Matthew Shackley Sohan Shah Nahrain Shallow Brighton Shen Cody Shields Dylan Shwan Nadia Siddiqui Katherine Sieverding Eric Singh Nishchala Singhal Delaney Sivo Mark Slifer Kyle Smith Farzan Sohrabi Sawyeh Sohrabi Brian Soto Sophia Souza Grant Soyka Tanner Spott Kayla Stanbery

Morgan Stanton Sara Steele Rachel Steinhauer Christian Still Anna Stover Zachary Summerfield Maanasa Sundaravenkataraman Arjun Swamy Ricky Szeto Brooke Tannenbaum Anne Tasto Arjun Teh Kevin Tilli Gabriel Torres Nadia Tran Tyler Trinidad Amanda Tuazon Diego Urioste Brianne Uyeda Jonathan Valdovinos Richard Vanderbilt Yesenia Veamatahau Natalie Vega Timothy Vergara Julia Vespi Meghana Vijayraghavan Sayali Vilekar Samantha Vu Sahil Wadhwa Samuel Wagner Sophie Wan Alex Wang Colin Wei Christopher Wen Nicolas Wendell Stephen White Kyle Wiest Zachary Wilhite Christina Williams Samantha Williams Zachary Wilner Rodger Winders Cory Wing Connor Wiseman Brooke Wolford Allison Wong Ivan Wong Winky Wong Theodore Wu Jenny Xia Angela Yamarone Aaron Yang Nathanael Yang Pan Yang QiaoDan Yang Sumin Yang Nancy Ye Phani Yeddanapudi Brian Yoon Max Young Haana Yu Justin Yu Tricia Yu Hannah Zarubin Kaajal Zaveri Taylor Zevanove

Alexandra Zhang Chi Zhang Mellonie Zhang Barbara Zhao Erik Zinna

Horizon High Marissa Bonfil Erika Valdovinos Carrillo Liz V. Guevara O’Nesha R. Hogroe Karla Martinez Dixie G. Millan Esmeralda Quintanilla Ana Karina Ruiz Itzallana S. Sanchez Nicollette Marie Sykes Sara L. Turner Maresela Zavala

Village High School Teera Abernathy Spencer Andora Nadia Brito Grant Brown Jordan Chapman Keenan Choy Chase Christensen Andrew Drioane Irving FavilaIbanez Hector FloresHernandez Allison Gould Dylan Greathouse Brian Henderson Shane Hickey Will Hyams Sean Javiya Stephanie Jimenez Justin Johnson Aaron Jolley Alex Keckley Natalie Lopez Kyle Lovell Marina Madrigal Brandon Mason Maria Montano Karrah Paul Kaleb Pedersen Casey Persson Tyler Reyes Anthony Rich Nick Rodriguez Paolo Santos Ben Silva Josh Smario Chris Spooner Jonathan Stevenson Garret Taylor Dylan Thrush Alex Todd Jocelyn Velasco Stephon Vives

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Eddie Papa’s American Hangout 4889 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton, 469-6266. Winner of The Pleasanton Weekly’s Reader Choice Awards for “Best American Food,” “Best Meal under $20” and “Best Kid Friendly Restaurant,” Eddie Papa’s American Hangout celebrates the regional food and beverage cultures of America. Bring the whole family to enjoy iconic dishes from across the United States, Old World Hospitality, and hand crafted artisan cocktails. To have your restaurant listed in this dining directory, please call the Pleasanton Weekly Advertising Department at (925) 600-0840




PLEASANTON NEWCOMERS CLUB This club is a great way for new and established residents to make new friends. It meets for coffee on the first Wednesday of every month and for lunch on the second Wednesday of every month. The group has activities like hiking, walking, Bunco and more. Visit or call Ruby M. at 462-6404. SHE SPEAKS FOR SENIORS TriValley Democratic Club presents Hene Kelly, vice president of California Alliance for Retired Americans, telling congress hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, from 7-9 p.m., Monday, June 17, at IBEW 595, 6250 Village Pkwy., Dublin. Contact 451-4303 or go to TRI-VALLEY COMMUNITIES AGAINST RADIOACTIVE ENVIRONMENT TriValley CAREs monitors nuclear weapons and environmental cleanup activities throughout the US nuclear weapons complex. Join the monthly meeting from 7:30-9 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at the Livermore Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore. Call 443-7148 or go to A

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS Virtually Speaking Toastmasters club meets from noon-1 p.m. every Thursday at Electrical Reliability Services, 6900 Koll Center Pkwy., Suite 415, Pleasanton. Everyone is welcome to come see what a positive change Toastmasters can make in their confidence. Call 580-8660.



A real sweetheart Eager to please, 10-month-old Aubrey is a real sweetheart. This tiny rat terrier mix is a real softie when it comes to getting attention. Aubrey is looking for a calm home with a family who will be cautious of her vulnerable size. She would benefit from plenty of exercise, a puppy school training course, and lots of encouragement. Get to know Aubrey at Valley Humane Society from 1- a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 3670 Nevada St. Call 426-8656 or visit

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ADULT AND TEEN SUMMER READING “Explore Reading,” Pleasanton Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for adults of all ages and teens in high school will take place June 15 to Aug. 4. Read or listen to books, attend library programs and write book reviews to be entered into weekly drawings for fun prizes. Free. 925 931-3400 ext. 4. www. library GET HIRED JOB FAIR The job fair is a perfect place for determined job seekers. Be prepared for onsite interviews, dress for success and bring your resume, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, at 5980 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 110. Call 5233594 or go to www.ahandnhand. org. HAPPY HOUR IN PLEASANTON The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at Sheraton Hotel. Please RSVP to Marge by Tuesday, June 18, at 828-5124 or LUNCH IN PLEASANTON The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to lunch at noon, Tuesday, June 18, at Faz Restaurant, 5121 Hopyard Road. Please RSVP to David by Saturday, June 15, at 833-7647 or VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY’S GREAT CATSBY Enjoy an unforgettable evening of food, music, dancing

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and gambling with a Roaring ‘20s theme and music by the CoolTones at the Valley Humane Society’s Great Catsby, from 6-10:30 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 301 Main St. Cost is $65, or $100 with poker. Contact Melanie Sadek at 4268656 or


VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS, POST 75 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Post 75, will meet next at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Doors open at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Contact Post Commander Ernie Petagara at 3629806.


HUGE GARAGE SALE TO HELP OUT THE HMS CHEER SQUAD Come to this huge, multi-family garage sale to help out the HMS Cheer Squad. Find gently used treasures, clothes, household items, toys, games, and more, from 8-4 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at 6795 Paseo San Leon. SLEEP TRAIN’S CLOTHING DRIVE FOR FOSTER KIDS Sleep Train is hosting its annual Clothing Drive, now through Sunday, June 23. Drop off donations of new clothing in all sizes at any Sleep Train location. For more information on the location of the nearest store, visit YMCA CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT Support a great cause and enjoy a night of food, friends, and fun! No limit Texas Hold ‘Em at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 23, at 6693 Sierra Ln., Suite F, Dublin. Cost is $100 donation/entry fee. Food and beverages included. Contact


NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND Tri-Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will be meeting from 1-3 p.m., second Saturday of each month at Valley Memorial Hospital, 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore. Any visually impaired or blind person is urged to attend. Call Carl at 449-9362.

Kids & Teens

ALL ABOUT ANIMALS Discover the wonderful world of pets during a week-long camp full of stories, games and crafts, from 9 a.m.noon, Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28, at Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada St. Cost is $250, snack provided. Ages 7-8. Contact 426-8656, ext. 13, or

Las Vegas-style revue coming to town The Golden Follies will perform at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 23, at the Firehouse Arts Center. This fast-paced Las Vegas-style revue features seasoned performers ages 60-88 from all over northern California, with lavish costumes and stylish, high-energy choreography. Numbers include “Come Fly with Me” as well as tributes to Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and Michael Jackson. Special guest is award-winning chanteuse Darla Wigginton. Tickets are $15-$25, with senior and youth discounts available. Go to, the box office at 4444 Railroad Ave., or call 931-4848. July 15-Friday, July 19, at Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada St. Cost is $250. Ages 9-11. Contact 426-8656, ext. 13, or MACY’S GREAT AMERICAN DRIVEIN Macy’s Stoneridge is hosting a pop up drive-in movie night with doors open at 7 p.m., Friday, June 21, in the Macy’s parking lot at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Movie starts at dusk or 9 p.m. Contact Jen Munoz at (310) 564-6847 or

Lectures/ Workshops

CRAFTING A POWERFUL STORY ONE SCENE AT A TIME Jordan E. Rosenfeld, author of “Make a Scene” and “Forged in Grace,” will be the guest speaker at the next monthly meeting of the CWC Tri-Valley Branch, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, June 15, at Four Points by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard Road. Cost is $15 for non-members, $10 for members. Contact 216-5238 or


BAY AREA SHAKESPEARE CAMPS Kids get in the act at Bay Area Shakespeare Camp. Multiple locations for ages 7-18, from 9 a.m.5:30 p.m., weekdays, July 8-19, July 22-Aug. 2, and Aug. 5-16. Prior experience welcome but not required. Cost is $489. Contact John Western at (415) 558-0888 or

‘LAWYERS IN THE LIBRARY’ Members of the Alameda County Bar Association visit the Pleasanton Public Library on the third Tuesday of each month to give free 15 to 20 minute consultations. Appointments are by lottery. Register from 5:30-5:45 p.m.; names will be selected at 5:50 p.m. and people must be present when names are drawn. Appointments begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Call 931-3400, ext. 7.

CRITTER CAMP Join for a funfilled week of learning, games, arts, crafts and visits with animal experts, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday,

CELEBRITY CHEF DEMO AT NEW LEAF Cooking Demonstration by MasterChefís Sharone Hakman, who will grill and offer samples

of vegetables and meats using his amazing sauces, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at New Leaf Community Market, 3550 Bernal Ave. Contact 621-7660, ext. 120, or FREE JOB SEARCH COUNSELING The Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., offers free, 20-minute consultations with an employment recruiter. To make an appointment, call the Reference Desk at 9313400, ext. 7.


PLEASANTON SOLE MATES WALKING GROUP Do you love the outdoors and want a fun way to exercise? Walking is one of the easiest and most cost effective forms of exercise for adults. Join our weekly walking group from 8:45-10:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings at the Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Walks are approximately 2-3 miles. Call for weekly walk destinations or come pick up a schedule. Free. 925-931-5365.


BIBLE & BREW St. Clare’s Episcopal Church would like to invite anyone in the community who is interested to join them for heartfelt fellowship, Bible Study, and a good cup of coffee from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Wednesday at 3350 Hopyard Rd. You don’t need to be a member of St. Clare’s to attend. Their hope is you will find this time of day convenient. Call the church office at 462-4802 or visit WEEKLY LDS BIBLE STUDY Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts a weekly bible study from 7:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 6100 Paseo Santa Cruz.

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WIDOWS & WIDOWERS GRIEF RECOVERY For those grieving the loss of a spouse, the Widows/ Widowers Grief Recovery and Support Group is holding a class from 7-9 p.m., Wednesdays, June 26-Sept. 4, at Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Pkwy. Topics include understanding grief, choosing to recover, letting go of the past, and building a new life. The fee of $15, which includes a workbook, will be collected at the first meeting. To preregister, call Linda Husted at 833-9013.


TRI-VALLEY TV SUMMER CAMP Is your son or daughter thinking about video production for a career? Tri-Valley TV Summer Camp

is open to students grades 6-12. Sessions are 9 a.m.-1 p.m, June 17-21, or Aug. 5-9. Cost is $495. Register online at www.trivalleytv. org. Contact 462-3030 or mts@

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Concerts in the Park — a great summer tradition McKenna Stevulak, Kyle Suchland and puppy Tank enjoy the opening Concert in the Park last Friday at Lions Wayside Park, on the corner of First and Neal streets. The free fun continues tonight with The CoolTones Big Band, from 7-8:30 p.m. Next week is Ruckatan Latin Tribe.

Support Groups

CLUTTERLESS SELF HELP GROUP Overwhelmed by clutter? Learn how to deal with it by attending this support group, which meets from 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday at St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, 4300 Mirador Dr., Rm. 7. Call 200-1943 or visit TRI VALLEY SUPPORT GROUP FOR FIBROMYALGIA, LUPUS AND ALL FORMS OF ARTHRITIS This group

LIONESS SEEK NEW MEMBERS The Livermore Lioness Club welcomes new members at its regular monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. A $2 to $5 donation is requested. Participating in the many activities of the group is a great way to meet local people. The Lioness are a service club which helps many worthy causes in our community. Call 443-4543.





GOODBYE OLD BUDDY GLOVE DRIVE Give your old baseball glove a second chance at making a new kid happy by donating it. Gloves collected will be donated to the Livermore Junior Giants league. Donate now through Monday, July 15. Drop off at Meadowlark Dairy, 57 W. Neal St. Contact Braxton Fletcher at 5197978 or

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BOYS RECREATIONAL SOCCER REGISTRATION Register for Ballistic United Boys Recreational Soccer. All boys ages 4-18 are welcome. Visit or register in person at the BUSC Office, 275 Rose Ave., Ste. 209 in downtown Pleasanton, from 9 a.m.-noon Monday and Wednesday; or 1-4 p.m. Thursday.


BOYS LACROSSE SUMMER LEAGUE Pleasanton Lacrosse Club Summer League boys U9-U15 will have practice and instruction at 6 p.m. every Thursday and games on Sunday mornings, June 20-July 28. Contact 353-6503 or Information@, or go to



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HOST A STUDENT FROM SPAIN ECI needs families in Pleasanton area to host teen students from Spain June 27-July 24. They have strong English and will bring spending money. Working parents ok, students in activities. You and your kids can join in! Improve Spanish and add international host to your resume/college app. Call Theresa at 683-8024.

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Phantom 14U win Napa Showdown The Phantom Girls competing in the 14U B division took the Championship at the Napa Showdown, held June 1-2. Phantom played great defense all weekend behind Anamaria Beard’s outstanding pitching, which included two shutouts Saturday. Phantom outscored its opponents, 4120, led by Jessica Emde’s seven RBI’s. Phantom prevailed over the Santa Rosa Hackers, 12-11, in the championship game when the teams combined for 25 hits.

Hoops on the Hill The Pleasanton sixth-grade GirlZone AAU girl basketball team won first place recently in the Caballaz Hoops on the Hill tournament in San Pablo. GirlZone beat the East Bay Panthers, 50-45, in the Championship game Sunday. The Pleasanton team wrapped up a successful season with a 14-4 record, with two first-place finishes, two second-place finishes and a third place in five tournaments.

Team members are (starting front, l-r) Tehilah Duffy, Anamaria Beard, Serena Crittenden, Maddie McGarry, Lauren Jepson, Jessica Emde, Claire Armstrong, Michelle Wood, Madie Bianco, Kara Haynie, Beth Williams, Arabelle Franco and Shelby Cabral. Coaches are Dave Bianco, Chris Armstrong and Mike Wood.

Team members are (back row, l-r) Coach Gina Lyng, Ellen Ebbers, Allie Simon, McKenna Densmore, Coach Jim Haidet, (front) Hope Alley, Jielin Eeo, Julia Holden, McKenzie Reese, Gianna Lyng and Bella Haidet. Not pictured - Isabella Rodqiuez.

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Outlaws U6 win at Fountain Valley

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Pleasanton Outlaws 9U division celebrates a win in the Team Appreciation Weekend baseball tournament May 18-19 against the East Bay Sluggers, 9-4, at Twin Creeks in Sunnyvale.

The Outlaws U6 won its division at the Fountain Valley Memorial Day baseball tournament 6 U division. The team had five wins and defeated the local favorite Fountain Valley A team in an extra innings thriller, 33-30.

Team members are (back row, l-r) Coach Kevin Walsh, Gabe Pancratz, Matthew Ager, Coach Gael Knight, Coach Jason Santos, (front) Brian Walrath, Nate Reimer, Greg Palamountain, Marcus Hoerz, Nick Walsh, Michael Chheng, Chase Knight and Jack Basseer.

Team members are (back row, l-r) Coaches Randy Hoerz, Mario Medina, Gael Knight and Carmen Bischer, (middle) Alec Blair, Jake Pancratz, DJ van Fleet, Eli Magana, Roman Bischer, Mason Hoerz, (front) Dash Knight, Carson Sullivan, Max Medina and Tanner Tarpley.

In the recent South Lake Tahoe Extreme Hoops Net Basketball Tournament, the Pleasanton Bullseye Varsity AAU team went 4 and 0 to win the Championship in its first time at the tourney. The Championship game was against the South Bay Scholars, and the Bullseye won in overtime by 5 points.

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Homes sales, prices up slightly Median price in West was $263,600, up 17.5% from year ago BY JEB BING

Existing-home sales across the country rose in April but remained below underlying demand because of limited inventory and tight credit, according to the National Association of Realtors. All regions showed strong price gains from a year ago. Total existing home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, town homes, condominiums and coops, increased 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.97 million in April from an upwardly revised 4.94 million in March. Resale activity was 9.7% above the 4.53 million-unit level in April 2012. Lawrence Young, NAR chief economist, said the market is solidly recovering. “The robust housing market recovery is occurring in spite of tight access to credit and limited inventory,� he said. “Without these frictions, existing-home sales easily would be well above the 5-million unit pace. Buyer traffic was 31% stronger than a year ago, but sales were running only about 10% higher. It’s become quite clear that the only way to tame price growth to a manageable, healthy pace is higher levels of new home construction.� Existing-home sales in April were at the highest pace since November 2009 when the market spiked to 5.44 million in response to the home buyer tax credit. Total sales have been above year-ago lev-

els for 22 consecutive months, while prices show 14 consecutive months of year-overyear price increases. Total housing inventory at the end of April rose 11.9%, a seasonal increase to 2.16 million existing homes available for sale, which represented a 5.2-month supply at the current sales pace, compared with 4.7 months in March. Listed inventory was 13.6% below a year ago, when there was a 6.6-month supply, with current availability tighter in the lower price ranges. The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $192,800 in April, up 11.0% from April 2012. The last time there were 14 consecutive months of yearover-year price increases was from April 2005 to May 2006. Distressed homes (foreclosures and short sales) accounted for 18% of April sales, down from 21% in March and 28% in April 2012. Eleven percent of April sales were foreclosures, and 7% were short sales. Foreclosures sold for an average discount of 16% below market value in April, while short sales were discounted 14%. According to Freddie Mac, the national average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.45% in April from 3.57% in March; it was 3.91% in April 2012.

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The median time on market for all homes was 46 days in April, down sharply from 62 days in March, and was 45% faster than the 83 days on market in April 2012. NAR President Gary Thomas, broker-owner of Evergreen Realty in Villa Park, Calif., said market conditions have flipped in the past year. “With homes selling in half the time it took to sell a year ago, buyers must be both decisive and prudent,� he said. “Advice with contract terms and negotiations is where the expertise of a Realtor shines for both buyers and sellers.� Short sales were on the market for a median of 73 days, while foreclosures typically sold in 43 days and non-distressed homes

took 44 days. Forty-four percent of all homes sold in April were on the market for less than a month, while only 8% were on the market for a year or longer. First-time buyers accounted for 29% of purchases in April, compared with 30% in March and 35% in April 2012. All-cash sales were at 32% of transactions in April, up from 30% in March; they were 29% in April 2012. Individual investors, who account for most cash sales, purchased 19% of all homes in April, unchanged from March; they were 20% in April 2012. Single-family home sales rose 1.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.38 million in April from 4.33 million in March, and are 9.0% above the 4.02 million-unit level in April 2012. The median existing singlefamily home price nationally was $193,300 in April, which is 11.0% above a year ago. N

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Heather Kelly 8185 Arroyo Drive – Pleasanton – $305,000 Hard to find single level at Laguna Vista. Updated kitchen with new appliances and crown moldings. New carpet, paint and blinds. Newer heater and A/C. Call Heather for details 925-323-2025.

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4297 Fitzwilliam Street – Dublin - $525,000 Beautiful courtyards condo featuring laminate flooring in living and dining rooms, neutral carpet, granite kitchen counters, balcony off of living room, lots of square footage for the money! Great location!

1924 Palmer Drive – Pleasanton Coming Soon! Largest model available in Mohr Park Estates with five bedrooms, three baths in nearly 3,400 sq. ft of living space. Updated kitchen, beautiful yard, and great location. Call Andrea Rozran for more details at (925) 858-4198.

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3448 Palmer Place – Pleasanton Rarely available single-level home in Mohr Park Estates with just over 2,600 sq. ft. of living space on a 13, 000 sq. ft. lot in a court. Three bedrooms plus office, 2.5 baths, with updated kitchen & baths. Call Andrea Rozran for more details at (925) 858-4198

6477 Pheasant Court – Livermore- $694,000 Spacious and flexible living in this move-in ready Maralisa Estates home! Offering 4bed/3bath with full bed/bath downstairs. Vaulted ceilings, flowing floor plan and a loft/play space upstairs! Backyard features mature fruit trees, room to play and garden.

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Cindy Gee 8013 Regency Drive – Pleasanton - $1,448,000 Located in desirable Laguna Oaks! Gorgeous onestory, 5 bed, 3.5 bath with 3300+sq ft. Updated kitchen with granite, maple cabinets, open floor plan with amazing views of the ridge. Park-like rear yard. Large master bedroom with fireplace and upgraded master bath and 2nd bath. Must See!

Gina Piper 4100 Veneto Court – Pleasanton - $ 449,000 STUNNING! Wait until you see this gorgeous sun filled townhome with high ceilings, and lots of windows looking out to beautiful trees. It has a very open floor plan with the kitchen opening up to the dining and living rooms. Fantastic corner location and close to work, BART, shopping & dining.

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DANVILLE SAT/SUN 1-4 102 LOMITAS DR SINGLE STORY-MOVE-IN READY $759,000 3 BR 2 BA Den/OfďŹ ce. Gorgeous home w/updated kitchen w/granite.Hrdwd rs.Easy to maintain bckyrd. 925.847.2200


Wonderful family home located in the desirable “Birdland� neighborhood. Enjoy 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, with a full downstairs suite. Enjoy the Pleasanton summers with a beautiful pool and large backyard. Home is located on a quiet street with a nice size lot. Please call Julia for more information.

6828 Corte Salcedo, Pleasanton 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, just under 2000 sq. ft. Single story with landscaped back yard and a large deck. LISTED AT $775,000

1844 Chestnut St, Livermore 1062 sq. ft. 5000 sq ft. lot. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, with upgraded roof, windows, kitchen. PRICED TO SELL AT $299,000

1598 Bluebell Dr, Livermore Upgraded 2 bedroom & 2 bath home offers 1280 sq. ft. on 6000 sq. ft. lot. Nice back yard. LISTED AT $429,000

7109 Valley Trails, Pleasanton 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a play room, and $75K in upgrades, with an amazing back yard retreat. LISTED AT $749,000

RECENTLY SOLD 1938 Clover Ct, Pleasanton Stunning home, in “Golden Eagle� Estates. 5 BR/4.2 BA, 5784 sq. ft., views, just under 1 acre. JUST SOLD FOR $1,830,000

7131 Valley Trails Dr, Pleasanton Single story, 4 BR, 2 BA, 1549 sq. ft. Newer roof, windows, paint. SOLD FOR $720,000 — $70K OVER ASKING PRICE

1485 Chianti Ct, Livermore 3126 sq. ft. 4 BR, 3 BA on 16,000 sq. ft. lot. Huge backyard with custom pool and spa. JUST SOLD FOR $925,000

2573 Secretariat Dr, Pleasanton 3 BR duet with master loft. 1421 sq. ft., upgraded features throughout. Walk to downtown. SOLD FOR $590,000

4718 Pheasant Ct, Dublin 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2390 sq. ft. Built in 1997, fantastic location. SOLD FOR $701,000 — $51K OVER THE ASKING PRICE

28 Pinkerton Ct, San Ramon Large family home on court in “Inverness Park.� 4 BR, 3 BA, 3367 sq. ft. Fully upgraded. Park like back yard. Never hit MLS. JUST SOLD FOR $875,000

DISTRESSED SELLERS The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 was created to relieve homeowners of the phantom income tax associated with forgiven debt from a short sale, foreclosure, or loan modiďŹ cation. Although this legislation was set to expire at the end of 2012, the recently passed American Taxpayer Relief Act extended this exemption through 2013.

DUBLIN 10738 DULSIE LANE CALIFORNIA HIGHLAND TOWNHOME $499,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Over $40k upgrades.2-car garage. Niceley landscaped patio area.Walk to the community pool. 925-699-3884

LIVERMORE 32 MOSSWOOD COURT BEAUTIFUL HOME $720,000 4 BR 3 BA 1 Bd & Ba on 1st Flr.Hrdwd rs.Gorgeous bckyd w/pool,spa waterfall-Must see to believe! 925.847.2200




11707 HARLAN RD WEST DUBLIN SINGLE STORY HOME $749,900 4 BR 2 BA Open rpln w/vaulted ceilings.Valley views off the back deck.Quiet location. 925-699-3884

2089 N. LIVERMORE MEDITERRANEAN VILLA $1,999,950 4 BR 5 BA Spectacular entry from huge circular brick driveway.Tile Flrs.Lrge Kit w/granite.Library. 925-575-1735

10963 MOONLIGHT CT BEAUTIFUL NEWER HOME! $378,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Soaring ceiling Liv Rm.Mstr ste w/ walk-in closet.2nd r laundry room.2 car garage. 925.847.2200

4706 BEL ROMA RD. LOVELY SINGLE STORY $1,749,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Din/Liv rms.Fam rm-wet bar.Remodeled kit w/granite,Thermador stove +hood.6 st horse barn 925.847.2200

1544 69TH AVE ALMOST LIKE BRAND NEW! $275,000 3 BR 1 BA Hrdwd rs,formal Dining Rm,Dual Panes, Kit w/Granite & Double oven 925.847.2200


FREMONT BEAUTIFUL ONE STORY HOME $929,000 3 BR 2 BA Mission San Jose Schools District!Hrdwd Flr & Dual-Pane Window.Fireplace in Fam Rm. 925.847.2200 41615 CARMEN ST MISSION SAN JOSE RANCHER $898,888 4 BR 3 BA Remodeled Home.Mstr Ste & Guest Ste. Formal Liv & Din Rm.Copper Plumbing.Dual Pane Windows. 510-701-7616

4086 LOCH LOMAND WAY GREAT OPEN FLOOR PLAN CALL FOR PRICING 4 BR 3 BA Formal Living & Dining Rm. Entry w/ high ceilings. 2 wood burning ďŹ replaces. A Must See! 925.847.2200


PLEASANTON 2415 POMINO WAY HIGH QUALITY HOME! CALL FOR PRICING 6 BR 5 full BA + 2 half Ruby Hill Stunner w/ Nanny Ste,Lg.Mstr Ste.,OfďŹ ce,Rec/Game Rm,Wine Cellar,Interior Ctyrd. 925.519.0508 3023 BADGER DR GORGEOUS HOME! $679,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Updated Kitchen w/Island,Garde

SAN RAMON SAT/SUN 1 - 4 507 DESTINY LN OPEN & AIRY TOWNHOME $515,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Remodeled Kitchen w/Stainless Steel Appp.,Porch off Mstr,Bkyrd landscaped,Updated Garage 925.847.2200 window,&hrdwd rs.Gas Stove.Washer,Drye,Refrig stay! 510.599.2024

SAN JOSE 896 CATKIN CT MOVE IN READY CONDO! $399,000 2 BR 2 BA Kitchen w/granite counters & stainless steel appl.& ample cabinet space.Close to schools. 925.847.2200

SAN RAMON 507 DESTINY LANE BRIGHT & AIRY LIVING SPACE 3 BR 2.5 BA 2 Car Garage.Updated Kitchen/Baths, Granite Counters, S/S

SANTA CLARA COUNTY 173 31ST ST MEDITERRANEAN STYLE HOME! $399,000 3 BR 2 BA Hrdwd Flrs.Breakfast nook.Separate laundry rm.New carpet.Walk-In Closets.2-car garage 925.847.2200

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PLEASANTON $4,000,000 193+/- acres privately owned known as Blessing Ranch. All utilities run to edge of property offering numerous buildable pad options. Perfect for escaping city life while being only minutes from town. 9480 BLESSING DRIVE

PLEASANTON $2,149,000 Beautiful Castlewood, remodeled 2011, Craftsman style, 14th fairway, great view, custom metal fencing, amazing gourmet kitchen. Landscaping with rear yard ďŹ re feature reminiscent of Sunset Gardens. 15 FAIRWAY LN

PLEASANTON $1,575,000 Custom built 5bd/4ba, 5,217+/-sf, elegant living and dining rooms, downstairs family room w/2nd kitchen, expansive master suite w/hidden retreat, great yard for entertaining and more! 22 CASTLEWOOD DR

PLEASANTON $1,045,000 Custom 4 bdrm/2.5 bath home. Expansive kitchen w/ granite. Vaulted ceilings. Lrg mstr w/bay windows. Backyard has deck, covered patio & grass. Close to downtown, schools & close to Highway 84 & 680. 664 ROWELL LANE

PLEASANTON $969,000 THIS IS IT! Model sharp Walnut Hills home, granite/stainless kitchen, custom tile ooring, luxurious master suite, butlers pantry, crown molding, private rear yard, designer carpeting and paint, cozy front porch and more! 1512 OAK VISTA WAY







LIVERMORE $899,000 Open, bright Sandhurst home, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2912+/-sf, kitchen/family room combo, gorgeous yard with pool, hot tub, 3 car garage/SYA. 138 TOURMALINE AVE


PLEASANTON $890,000 Court location in desirable Del Prado neighborhood. 4 bdrm/2.5 baths. Updated kitchen w/custom counters & cabinets & walk-in pantry. Formal dining rm. Expansive backyard with lush landscaping. 2573 CORTE RIVERA


PLEASANTON $639,000 Expanded Pleasanton Village home, oak ooring, neutral tone, decorator paint, maple/granite kitchen, remodeled master bath, oversized private lot, patio, hot tub, lawn, mature redwood trees and more! 2104 ARMSTRONG DRIVE


PLEASANTON $425,000 Wonderfully upgraded 2 bed, 1 bath single story home near the heart of Pleasanton. Marble/tile/wood laminate oors, dual pane windows, granite counters w/gas stove & wood cabinets, & so much more! 2134 GOLDCREST CIR

PLEASANTON $389,000 LOCATION! Upgraded townhome a block away from Main Street, new mahogany oors, deco paint, premium carpet, new baths, all kitchen appliances included, washer and dryer and more! 4432 DEL VALE PKWY


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Pleasanton Weekly 06.14.2013 - Section 1  
Pleasanton Weekly 06.14.2013 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the June 14, 2013 edition of the Pleasanton Weekly