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Newsfront DIGEST DSRSD tour The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) is inviting the public to tour its wastewater treatment and water-recycling facilities at 7399 Johnson Drive in Pleasanton on July 9, starting at 1:30 p.m. The free tour lasts 60-90 minutes and is open to adults, teens and children (7 and older). For more information or to make reservations, visit www.dsrsd. com or call 875-2282. In addition to providing wastewater treatment for Pleasanton (by contract), DSRSD provides potable and recycled water service to Dublin and the Dougherty Valley and wastewater collection and treatment for Dublin and south San Ramon. According to DSRSD, more than one billion gallons of the treated wastewater was purified further, disinfected and then delivered to community landscaping as recycled water last year.

Bernal Park sports fields, woodland projects to start next year City council keeps lid on new library plans for now BY JEB BING

Design work is nearing completion on a $16.5 million second phase at Pleasanton’s Bernal Community Park with construction of new sports fields and a thickly landscaped area called Oak Woodland set to begin next year. The lighted, all-weather, multipurpose sports fields for baseball, soccer, rugby and youth football as well as the woodland project are part of a specific plan adopted in 2006 that designated 168 acres of the Bernal property for commercial development and kept 318 acres of city-owned land for

community purposes. The project is about a year behind schedule and even the 2015 start date could be extended if the current state and Tri-Valley water shortage continues. “This phase of the project does not include a lot of natural turf,” said City Manager Nelson Fialho. “It’s basically three AstroTurf fields, a lot of oak trees and natural California native plantings.” “So my sense is that where there is a need for landscaping, we will try to modify the project so that we can put the irrigation-intense areas of the park on the back burner for

now, but proceed with the more important aspects of the park which are don’t require irrigation,” he added. Steve Bocian, assistant city manager, said the landscape architect’s plans for Bernal should be ready for a final review and consideration by the council in August. With updated information on the California water crisis at that time, the council will decide whether to proceed with the development in 2015. While awaiting the design plans, city staff is also working on a fundraising campaign in partnership with local sports groups to raise

New LDS leaders The Pleasanton California Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has appointed Alex Tang as the new president of its Dublin 2nd branch, a Chinese Mandarinspeaking congregation that meets at 8203 Village Pkwy. in Dublin. The branch is one of six Mormon congregations in Pleasanton and Dublin. Tang, who is a senior technical leader for Cisco Systems, Inc., will serve with Po Chi Ho as 1st Counselor and Tommy Jones as 2nd Counselor — also newly appointed. The church operates with a lay ministry and all of its local members serve without pay.

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Arne Olson to seek city council seat

Swimming 53 miles The inaugural Be Strong and Give Back Happiness Swimathon this spring raised $15,445.39 for Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, according to organizers, who presented the donation check to the hospital last week. Nearly 80 swimmers participated in the event, swimming 3,741 laps (the equivalent of 93,525 yards, more than 53 miles) at Pleasanton Valley Swim Club. The fundraiser was organized by the Banholzer family as a way to give back to the facility that treated daughter Sarah, now 12 years old, during her 2.5-year battle against leukemia that started when she was 4 1/2. The primary event sponsors were Title 21 Software and the swim club. The Banholzers plan to hold the second annual swimathon next April.

$2 million towards the Bernal project. The campaign would closely track the one used to seek privatepartnership funds from civic arts groups for building the Firehouse Arts Center in 2010. Yet, even with an increase this year in sales and property tax revenue, the city council continued its cautious fiscal spending policies that were established before and continued during the recent recession. Projects partially funded by the city government since then have included a commitment to rebuild and ex-

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Taking advantage of fair fun The 2014 Alameda County Fair has drawn adults and children of all ages since opening two weeks ago at the fairgrounds in Pleasanton. This year’s installment will run through Sunday and include Independence Day fireworks.

New vice principal hired to serve 2 middle schools School board also approves salary raises for teachers BY AMANDA AGUILAR

The Pleasanton school board unanimously approved the appointment of a new vice principal to serve at both Harvest Park and Pleasanton middle schools. The action was taken in a closed session of a special board meeting on the morning of June 26. The newly hired vice principal, Kelly Wylie, comes from the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District in San Jose where she has been the dean of academic affairs at Fischer Middle School. Wylie has also held roles as a

teacher, coordinator of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program, a coach and instructional development facilitator. Although Wylie went on the Pleasanton school payroll Tuesday, she will not actually start her new job until school administrators return in August, according to Pleasanton schools superintendent Parvin Ahmadi. Also during the June 26 closed session, three of the five school board members found no merits to a complaint filed by an employee after an independent investigation

was launched. The board approved the decision in a vote of 3-2, with trustees Valerie Arkin and Jamie Hintzke voting “no.” The complaint, and the name of the employee who filed it, were not disclosed. In other business, the board unanimously approved the Association of Pleasanton Teachers’ salary schedule for the fiscal year 2014-15. According to the agreement, the 2013-14 salary schedule for APT has increased by 2%, effective Tuesday. The next school board meeting is currently scheduled for Aug. 19. N

Arne Olson, a former Pleasanton Planning Commission member who recently retired as an executive with Comerica Bank, announced last week that he will Arne Olson seek election to the Pleasanton City Council in November. Local politicians had been urging Olson to run for one of two open seats on the council in the Nov. 4 municipal election. On June 25, he told a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce board of directors, where he’s also a member, that he has agreed to enter the race. City Councilwoman Kathy Narum, who was elected in a special mail-in vote in May 2013 to fill the council seat vacated by Jerry Thorne when he was elected mayor in November 2012, has also announced that she will seek election to a full four-year term in the council. A second seat will open in November with the departure of Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio, whose eight-year term expires then. Olson stepped down from the planning commission May 14 after his eight-year term also expired. He said a few weeks later that he was considering a run for the council, but wanted to complete a move with his wife into a new home in the Ironwood gated adult community on Busch Road before making a decision. N —Jeb Bing

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Livermore Lab’s microbial detection study holds hope for treating soldiers’ wounds Detection process finds infections sometimes missed early on BY JEB BING

A biological detection technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists can detect bacterial pathogens in the wounds of soldiers that have previously been missed by other technologies. This advance may, in time, allow an improvement in how soldiers’ wounds are treated. In a three-year study by LLNL and four other institutions, the researchers used the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA) to detect at least one bacterial pathogen in about onethird of wound samples in which no bacteria were detected using the standard culture method. “The culture-based methods currently being used to measure infection often do not detect bacteria that are difficult to grow in the lab,� said Nicholas Be, an LLNL biomedical scientist and postdoc, who is the paper’s lead author. “Better detection methods for microbes that impact the healing process could help surgeons make more informed predictions and decisions for improving patient care,� Be said. It is hoped that with more effective and timely diagnosis of

wound infections the door could be opened for more personalized medicine that could improve treatment, accelerate rehabilitation and cut the length of hospital stays, Be added. The study has been published online in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology, and will be included in the journal’s July print edition. Other institutions whose researchers participated in the study were: the Naval Medical Research Center and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (both of Silver Spring, Md.), the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, of Bethesda, Md. and UC Davis. This collaborative effort was primarily funded by the Defense Medical Research and Development Program. “A decade of conflict has resulted in the lowest mortality rate in the history of conflict despite an increasing injury severity. As a result, the injury patterns that we are presented with are among the most complex and challenging seen in modern medicine,� said Eric Elster, professor and chairman of the Uniformed Services Univer-

sity’s Department of Surgery. “The treatment of infection in these patients requires innovative care,� he said. “Studies such as this one will allow us to better understand the interaction between the body and pathogens, and develop new treatment strategies.� Paul Luciw, a virologist at UC Davis, pointed to the research, which evaluated 124 wound samples from 44 soldiers injured in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, as a unique study. “Based on a robust collaboration between basic and clinical researchers, this work is unique because it comprehensively analyzes the diversity of microorganisms in traumatic wounds,� Luciw said. “A detailed understanding of the composition of microbes at the site of injury has the potential to impact clinical treatment of combat wounds.� Developed by Livermore scientists, the LLMDA contains 180,000 probes that are capable of detecting within 24 hours any bacteria or virus that has been previously sequenced. The current array version has probes for about 8,100 microorganisms, including 3,855 bacteria and 3,856 viruses.

One of the study’s key findings is that detection of certain bacteria, such as Pseudomonas species and Acinetobacter baumannii (which are common hospital-related infections), are associated with wounds that did not heal successfully. Bacteria that are often related to the gastrointestinal system, such as E. coli and Bacteroides species, were detected and these bacteria are associated more frequently in wounds that did heal successfully. “Wound microbes are unique to each patient,� Be said. “The use of advanced detection technologies could provide clinicians with valuable information during treatment. In particular, information on the presence of specific bacteria that more significantly impact the success of the healing response could guide therapy and allow for more accurate prediction of outcome.� One of Be’s co-authors, LLNL biologist Crystal Jaing, said she believes that the Lab’s microbial detection array also could have applications in the civilian medical world. “Our technology could be helpful to doctors treating burns with large surface areas, people injured by trauma or people with diabetic ulcers,� Jaing said. In addition to Be and Jaing, other LLNL co-authors on the paper are computer scientists Jonathan Allen, Shea Gardner and Kevin McLoughlin. N

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County boosts property tax for hazardous waste disposal Additional funding will keep program going, StopWaste spokesman says Residents of Alameda County started paying more this week to dispose of hazardous waste following adoption of a new fee structure by the county’s waste management agency. The Alameda County Waste Management Authority board increased the household hazardous waste fee to $9.95 per year per residential unit. Fees will be collected via the property tax roll. StopWaste spokesman Jeff Becerra said revenues from the fee will be used to support the household hazardous waste program and expand services to residents throughout Alameda County. The program provides safe, legal, environmentally sound collection and disposal services for hazardous waste such as paint, solvents and pesticides. Becerra said the hazardous waste collection program is currently funded through a per-ton fee on municipal solid waste disposed of in landfills. He added that the fee has not changed since 2000 and without the additional funding, the program would have been cut back dramatically. N — Jeb Bing

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Pleasanton’s free movies in park series starts next Thursday Films start at dusk at Amador Valley Community Park Pleasanton residents are invited to watch free movies during six Thursday evenings this summer, compliments of the city of Pleasanton. All films will be shown at dusk at Amador Valley Community Park, located at 4301 Black Ave., on a giant screen that measures 26 feet diagonally. The 23-acre park is centrally located and features picnic/ barbecue facilities, two play struc-

tures, plenty of open space and ample parking. All films scheduled are rated PG or PG13. Seating will be cordoned off in sections with blanket seating in the front, low-back beach chairs in the center, and camp chairs and other higher positioned seating in the rear for the best viewing. Blankets or chairs cannot be placed on the lawn area prior to 10 a.m. on show dates.

Activities such as contests, games, and sing-alongs are scheduled during the waiting period just prior to the film showing. The fifth annual summer film season kicks off on Thursday with Academy Award winner “Frozen,� the Disney blockbuster inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, “The Snow Queen.� On July 17, the movie will be “De-

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spicable Me 2,� the family-friendly sequel to “Despicable Me,� featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Russell Brand and Miranda Cosgrove. This computer animated comedy also features new cast members, including Benjamin Bratt and Steve Coogan. “The Lego Movie� comes to Movies in the Park on July 24. This first-ever full-length theatrical Lego adventure is based on the Lego line of construction toys and won critical praise for its visual style, humor and storyline. “Ender’s Game,� a military science fiction film based on the best-selling novel of the same name, comes to Amador Valley Community Park on July 31. This fast-paced adventure

features Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld and Harrison Ford. “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,� the second installment of the “Hunger Games� trilogy, is scheduled to play at Movies in the Park on Aug. 7. Jennifer Lawrence returns in her role as Katniss Everdeen. The season will wrap up with the 2013 superhero film, “Man of Steel,� on Aug. 14. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Russell Crowe. For more information about the film series, call the Parks and Community Services Department at 931-5340. N — Jeb Bing

        



Business park benefiting from renewed strength in local economy BY JEB BING

With the second quarter of 2014 having come to a close, Hacienda business park is reporting strong tenant activity. James Paxson, Hacienda’s general manager, said the park saw both new and existing commitments made from over a dozen tenants since April. “Strength seen in the economy that has been reported in the greater Bay Area has also been seen in Hacienda,â€? he said. “Leasing activity has advanced steadily and new tenant announcements are expected soon.â€? Summarizing activity at Hacienda, Paxson said: UĂŠ >ÂŤĂŠ ÂˆĂƒĂŠ ĂŒ>ÂŤÂŤÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ ÂˆÂ˜ĂŒÂœĂŠ ĂŒiV…˜œÂ?ogy to achieve long-term, profitable growth across its portfolio of brands. It already provides customers with the online ability to reserve and find products in stores and ship from stores. Later this year, the company will test a new order-in-store feature that allows customers instant access to expanded product offerings online. “We have the world’s best collection of American brands coupled with a strong economic model and runway for global growth,â€? said Glenn Murphy, chairman and CEO of Gap Inc. “As the retail landscape evolves, we continue to deliver on our omni-channel roadmap and focus on owning the shopping experience of the future.â€? In addition to the new tech innovations, Gap intends to fuel growth and gain share in the $1.4 trillion global apparel market. There are plans to expand in Asia, and the company is excited about the longterm potential of its fast-growing Athleta brand, Murphy said. Gap, which includes Old Navy and Banana Republic, among others, is based in San Francisco with an information technology office in Hacienda. UĂŠ ĂŠ VÂœÂ“ÂŤ>Â˜ĂžĂŠ V>Â?Â?i`ĂŠ ˆ/Ă€>`i iĂŒwork, also located in Hacienda, is making it easier to request, verify and manage rebate claims with its new enhanced billback solution. This new enhanced billback solution helps streamline and simplify the rebate system that can be an important factor for companies

to create incentives that drive sales of key products. The new solution reduces bandwidth required for managing billback claims, improves the accuracy of rebate payments and improves customer satisfaction with rebate programs. “TradeNetwork is a cloud-based trading network that reliably and securely connects buyers and sellers across the food industry. The company, owned by Roper Industries. UĂŠ Â˜ÂœĂŒÂ…iÀÊ VÂœÂ“ÂŤ>Â˜Ăž]ĂŠ >ĂŠ Â?ÂœV>Â?ĂŠ ˜œ˜profit designed to get girls interested in science and math careers, got a fantastic new website design, thanks to the creative minds at JVF Consulting. Another Hacienda-based company, JVF, a website design business, created a brand-new website with a clean layout, clear content and easy navigation for a local nonprofit working to get more girls interested in science and math careers. The new website streamlines the process for girls to sign up for the annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons conference. “The fresh look and simple registration process allows for an excellent customer experience while creating more time for conference organizers to concentrate on creating the very best conference experience possible,â€? JVF president Jason Franco explained. “Whether they are new to the organization and exploring workshop features or returning to complete their registration or obtain directions, each experience is a smooth and positive one.â€? The website makes it easy for supporters of the event to make online donations, volunteer their time and talents or easily share the program with other people. The user-friendly website can be easily maintained by the nonprofit’s employees without the need for any technical expertise. Hacienda also has welcomed a number of new tenants to the park. They include: AAI 4301 Hacienda Drive, Suite 460, (925) 463-3070, www.aaidesign.com. Architecture and interior design firm (relocated within Hacienda). Accountemps 4309 Hacienda Drive, Suite 360, (925) 460-0888, www.accountemps.com. A tempo-

rary staffing company for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. Allergy & Asthma Medical Group 5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 207, (925) 463-9400, www. bayareaallergy.com. Specialists treating asthma and allergies. Belden Consulting Engineers 5860 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 15, (925) 829-0772, www. beldeninc.com. A full service electrical, mechanical and plumbing engineering firm. Corporate Visions 3875 Hopyard Road, Suite 370, (800) 3607355, www.corporatevisions.com. A marketing and sales messaging, tools and skills company. Hacienda Owners Association 4305 Hacienda Drive, Suite 330, (925) 734-6500, www.hacienda.org. Manages Hacienda on behalf of Hacienda property owners and investors (relocated within Hacienda). Medea Spirits 5673 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 209, (925) 425-9282, www.medeaspirits.com. Specializing in premium, neutral grain vodka. Morgan Stanley 4309 Hacienda Drive, Suite 200, (925) 730-3800, www.morganstanleybranch.com/ pleasanton. Financial services company providing investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. Swift Real Estate Partners 4432 Rosewood Drive, Suite 100, (925) 737-1900, www.swiftrp. com. A real estate investment and management firm. Tescan USA 5635 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 410, www.tescanusa.com. Supplier of scanning electron microscopes and focused ion beam workstations. Transition Learning Center 5980 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 102, (925) 399-5101, www.transitionlearning.net. Providers of academic and vocational learning tutoring services for adolescents. VentureSoft Global 3825 Hopyard Road, Suite 180, (925) 5233350, www.venturesoftglobal.com. An information technology service company. Zumi Sushi 4515 Rosewood Drive, Suite 700, (925) 225-9988, www.zumisushipleasanton.com. Restaurant featuring sushi and more. N

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pand Kottinger Place and Pleasanton Gardens senior housing facilities and major improvements to the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center. The council also has approved spending more than $1 million to install purple pipes to carry recycled water to major parks, Callippe Preserve Golf Course, the Mercer Sports Park and Hacienda. With a completion date of late 2015, the city can switch its irrigation of these areas from potable drinking water to recycled water. The council also has approved

spending $130,000 to narrow Black Avenue at several intersections to curb speeding, and $50,000 to add two new lighted tennis courts at the Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park. However, the council held back on prioritizing a new public library or Civic Center, both multimillion-dollar projects that have been under consideration for years. “Either one of those projects would require a huge amount of money,” said Mayor Jerry Thorne. “When you take a look at the price tag, I think it will be a while before we can do something substantial with either one.” N

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PDA recognized for commitments to city’s center Programs preserving historic character, revitalizing commercial district The Pleasanton Downtown Association has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program. The national accreditation is given annually to organizations, such as the PDA, in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach. The commercial district revitalization performance standards are set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for their outstanding accomplishment in meeting the National

Main Street Center’s performance standards,” said Patrice Frey, president and chief executive of the National Main Street Center. “Accredited Main Street programs create vibrant communities by using a comprehensive strategy to preserve their historic character and revitalize their commercial districts, which helps make these great places to work, live, play and visit,” Frey added. The organizations eligible for accreditation are evaluated annually by California Main Street, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet 10 performance standards. Evaluation criteria determine the communities that are build-

Rite Aid pays nearly $500,000 in pharmacy consultation lawsuit Pleasanton drug store one of 582 in California suit

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Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced this week that the office’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Division, along with Riverside and San Diego DA’s offices and the California State Board of Pharmacy, has settled a $498,250 lawsuit against the owners of the Rite Aid pharmacy chain in California. Rite Aid operates a pharmacy at Hopyard Road and Valley Avenue in Pleasanton. The civil complaint, filed in San Diego Superior Court, alleged that California Rite Aid pharmacists frequently failed to comply fully with the board’s rules requiring personal pharmacist consultations when prescription drug customers receive new prescriptions or new dosages of existing prescriptions. In 2011, the state board con-

tacted the three DA’s offices concerning health risks that may arise when pharmacists fail to properly provide needed personal consultation to prescription drug customers. Working with the Board of Pharmacy, the three DA offices conducted an undercover investigation of the consultation practices of a number of the major pharmacy chains in California. Under the terms of the judgment, which was entered without admission of liability, Rite Aid is permanently enjoined to comply properly with California’s standards for patient consultations, and must fully implement an internal compliance program. The Rite Aid entities also agreed to pay agency investigative costs of $78,250 and civil penalties totaling $420,000. Alameda County will receive onethird, or $140,000, of those civil

State’s gasoline excise tax rate cut by 3.5 cents Board of Equalization lowers rate for next 12 months California’s excise tax rate on gasoline went down to $0.36 per gallon from $0.395, effective Tuesday. The new gasoline excise rate was reached after the California Board of Equalization (BOE) voted unanimously at its February meeting to lower the rate for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2015. While Californians started paying

less in state excise tax at the pump this week, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will translate into lower gasoline prices. Other factors, such as world crude oil prices, also affect California’s gasoline prices. The adjustment of the excise tax on gasoline stems from laws enacted in 2010 known as the “fuel tax swap.” The swap requires revenue neutrality, meaning motorists pay no more or less state tax on

ing comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings. Established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980, the National Main Street Center helps communities of all sizes revitalize their older and historic commercial districts. Working in more than 2,200 downtowns and urban neighborhoods over the last 34 years, the Main Street program has leveraged more than $59.6 billion in new public and private investment. Participating communities have created 502,728 net new jobs and 115,381 net new businesses and rehabilitated more than 246,158 buildings, leveraging an average of $33.28 in new investment for every dollar spent on their Main Street district revitalization efforts. N —Jeb Bing penalties and $18,500 of the costs. Rite Aid and its counsel worked cooperatively with the prosecutors to promptly resolve the matter and to implement the new compliance procedures. “The collaboration of the three DA offices and the State Board of Pharmacy resulted in (the) settlement,” O’Malley said. “Pharmacist consultations are imperative to safeguard that prescriptions have been filled according to a doctor’s order, as well as to advise the patient of proper and safe usage of the medication. My office remains dedicated to ensuring that the public has access to knowledge and education regarding the use of all prescription drugs,” she added. Thrifty Payless, Inc., a California corporation, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid Corp., a Delaware corporation. Payless owns and operates the 582 Rite Aid-branded pharmacies in California, including the one in Pleasanton, on behalf of the Rite Aid Corp. N —Jeb Bing

gasoline purchases than they would have paid prior to the swap. The new laws lowered the sales tax on gasoline to 2.25% and raised the excise tax by an amount projected to equal the sales tax that otherwise would have been collected under the old tax structure. The excise tax rate, set by March 1 of each year for the coming fiscal year, is based on estimates of projected price and gallons to be purchased provided by the Department of Finance and IHS Global Insight, an internationally-recognized firm that provides economic and financial data. N —Jeb Bing


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Steps to paradise: Sue Bannister and her son, Derek, spent some time with the Pleasanton Weekly in Arenal, Costa Rica. They rode horses up to a waterfall and had to hike up and down 500 very steep steps to get a closer look.

Falling waters: Bjorn Jensen and his family enjoyed a spring break trip to Yosemite, and they even remembered to pack their Pleasanton Weekly. Here Bjorn, Sofie, Erik, Annalise and Kristina stood in front of Lower Yosemite Falls, where the water was flowing well after snowfall from the day before.

Cheering at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’: The Amador Valley High School competition cheer team took a trip to Disneyland for the USA Nationals. Shown: freshmen Julia Oltman, Maci Manos, Mckenna Shaffer and Kayla Fulmer.

Royal Weekly: Kristine and Mike Buckley, Shelley and Jack Barry, Gracie Santos, Sandra Wing, and Tina and Clint Onderbeke took time to read the Pleasanton Weekly during their visit to the Royal Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Building for a cause: Cathy Lipman of Sunol, and Howard and Diana Mendenhall from Pleasanton, worked for three weeks in a small village in Nepal with the nonprofit Fuller Center for Housing constructing three small, two room houses with masonry blocks. Here they posed with the Pleasanton Weekly with the Himalayas in the background.

Le toit du monde: The Whipple Family traveled to Paris for spring break, and Deepa, Kareena, Sofiya and Rick took the Weekly with them to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

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Jean Elsberry Bountis November 15, 1923 – June 27, 2014 At the age of 90, Jean Elsberry Bountis passed into the hands of God on Friday, June 27, 2014. She passed away in the presence of family at her home in Pleasanton where she had resided since 1966. Jean was born, November 15th, 1923 to Forest and Bessie Elsberry on a country farm in Paris, IL. Jean always had a love for music and started playing piano at an early age and faithfully played at Clay’s Prairie Church. After graduating from high school in Paris she continued her education at Stephens College in Columbia, MO. Two years later she transferred to Northwestern University in Evanston IL. Continuing her passion for music she learned to play concert Harp and graduated with a BS in Speech and Eluquotion in 1945. During her university years she participated in the war endeavors by chairing the Victory Garden effort in her local community and by selling War Stamps at Northwestern. Her university experience gave her the desire to spread her wings and travel the world; a passion that would always be a part of her. She completed her Flight Attendant training in Washington DC and ew with Capitol Airlines, TWA and Transocean Airlines from 1946-1949. Jean was the ďŹ rst female spokeswoman for Capitol Airline. While in DC, Jean also worked part time as a Detective. As a ight attendant, some of her most memorable trips were ying WWII Displaced Persons (DPs) from all over Europe to the United States on a DC-3. While visiting the Vatican she met with Pope Pius XII and he blessed a rosary, which was one of her most cherished possessions. In 1950 Jean married a dashing young Airline Captain, Apostolis Bountis, who had own the China Burma India hump. With an educational background in speech Jean worked in television doing commercials for Necchi Sewing Machine Company and later as a radio disc jockey for KHYD. Her husband Nick and their ďŹ ve daughters moved to Pleasanton in 1966. Jean was a wonderfully committed wife and mother but also continued to remain community minded. She was one of the founding members of the Lynnewood United Methodist Church on Black Avenue, press secretary for the San Ramon Valley RWF, and a representative for Heifer International, personally escorting 340 goats to Seoul, Korea. Jean is survived by her ďŹ ve daughters; Sandra Bountis of Reno, NV, Jane Bountis-Berthet of Penn Valley, CA, Helen Bountis of Santa Rosa, CA, Betty Anderson of San Juan Capistrano, CA, and Linda Bountis of Pleasanton; along with 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, July 5th at Lynnewood United Methodist Church at 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton. Viewing at 10:45am -11:15am, Memorial Service 11:30-12:30 with reception to follow. In lieu of owers, help end world hunger by making a charitable donation to Heifer International in Jean’s memory. www.heifer.org Page 10ĂŠUĂŠJuly 4, 2014 UĂŠPleasanton Weekly

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While homeowners were on vacation, their house on Abbie Street was reportedly burglarized sometime between June 20-28, according to Pleasanton police. One of the owners became aware something was amiss after receiving fraud alerts from the credit card company while on vacation, police said. The victim had someone check on the house, and the person discovered some items were missing, including a credit card, Nintendo Wii U console and three various keys. No arrests have been made. According to police, the case remains under investigation after discovering new leads. In other police reports: UĂŠ>ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ-ĂŒĂ€iiĂŒĂŠ-Ă•Â˜}Â?>ĂƒĂƒiĂƒĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠĂ€iÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒi`Â?ĂžĂŠĂ€ÂœLLi`ĂŠ on June 24, with 19 pairs of sunglasses stolen, police said. The owner reportedly found the front door shattered. According to police, the stolen inventory plus the damages totaled to $10,577. No arrests have been made. UĂŠĂŠÂŤi`iĂƒĂŒĂ€Âˆ>Â˜ĂŠĂƒĂŒÂœÂŤĂŠÂ?i`ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ>ÀÀiĂƒĂŒĂŠÂœvĂŠĂ“n‡Þi>À‡ old Leslie Bailey for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender.

On June 25, police reported receiving calls about a man acting erratically, including having thrown a bicycle at a car. An officer reportedly arrived and contacted Bailey at the intersection of Stoneridge and Kamp drives. The officer discovered that Bailey did not register as a sex offender and arrested him, police said. UĂŠ ĂŠ Ă€iÂ“ÂœÂ˜ĂŒĂŠ Ă€iĂƒÂˆ`iÂ˜ĂŒÂ˝ĂƒĂŠ V>ÀÊ Ăœ>ĂƒĂŠ Ă€iÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒi`ĂŠ ĂƒĂŒÂœÂ?iÂ˜ĂŠ from Harrison Street by a “friend of a friendâ€? on June 28, according to police reports. ĂŠ *ÂœÂ?ˆViĂŠĂƒ>ˆ`ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂ›ÂˆVĂŒÂˆÂ“Â˝ĂƒĂŠvĂ€Âˆi˜`ĂŠĂŒÂœÂ?`ĂŠÂ…iĂ€ĂŠĂŒÂ…>ĂŒĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠVĂ•Â?‡ prit took her car keys and car without permission. Police reports did not state whether the car was recovered, and Antioch police are now involved in the investigation. UĂŠÊ£™™£Êœ˜`>ĂŠVVÂœĂ€`ĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠĂ€iVÂœĂ›iĂ€i`ĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠÂŁĂ¤Ă¤Ă¤ĂŠ -ĂŒÂœÂ˜iĂ€Âˆ`}iĂŠ>Â?Â?ĂŠ,Âœ>`ĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂ•Â˜iÊÓΰ The victim reported the car stolen from the mall parking lot near Nordstrom, according to police. ĂŠ ĂŠ viĂœĂŠ Â…ÂœĂ•Ă€ĂƒĂŠ Â?>ĂŒiÀÊ ĂŒÂ…iĂŠ Ă›ÂˆVĂŒÂˆÂ“Â˝ĂƒĂŠ vĂ€Âˆi˜`ĂŠ Ăƒ>ĂœĂŠ ĂŒÂ…iĂŠ car parked at the Kaiser Permanente parking lot. No arrests have been made. Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted. — Amanda Aguilar

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

June 22 Alcohol violation â–  12:27 p.m. in the 5000 block of Monaco Drive â–  4:28 p.m. in the 4400 block of Black Avenue

June 23 Alcohol violation â–  1:21 a.m. in the 5100 block of Hopyard Road Shoplifting â–  3:34 p.m. in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive Fraud â–  4:04 p.m. in the 3000 block of Warrenton Court

June 24 Commercial burglary â–  11:05 a.m. in the 700 block of Main Street Theft â–  12:11 p.m. in the 5500 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard; theft from structure â–  12:19 p.m. in the 6100 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; auto theft â–  2:46 p.m. in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive; shoplifting â–  4:49 p.m. in the 5500 block of Springhouse Drive; auto theft Fraud â–  5:04 p.m. in the 4200 block of Denker Drive â–  5:14 p.m. in the 3100 block of Lansdown Court Drug violation â–  6:06 p.m. in the 3500 block of Bernal Avenue

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Alcohol violation â–  8:02 a.m. Street information not disclosed. â–  7:44 p.m., intersection of Rose Avenue and Augustine Street Sex offense â–  12:40 p.m. Street information not disclosed. Burglary â–  12:47 p.m. in the 4000 block of Vineyard Avenue Theft â–  2:15 p.m. in the 5900 block of Via Del Cielo â–  3:47 p.m. in the 4800 block of Bernal Avenue; bicycle theft â–  4:51 p.m. in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive; shoplifting Fraud â–  2:38 p.m. in the 2800 block of Arronia Court Embezzlement â–  8 p.m. in the 4600 block of Chabot Drive

Fraud â–  3:25 a.m. in the 6400 block of Owens Drive â–  6;54 p.m. in the 4800 block of Bernal Avenue Theft â–  9:28 a.m. in the 4200 block of First Street; theft from auto â–  11:35 a.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting â–  1:40 p.m. in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting â–  3:17 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting â–  5:06 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting â–  6:15 p.m. in the 4700 block of First Street; auto theft DUI â–  12:01 p.m., intersection of Owens Drive and Hopyard Road Battery â–  9:44 p.m. in the 4400 block of Sandalwood Drive

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Residential burglary â–  9:50 a.m. in the 5400 block of Black Avenue Theft â–  12:49 p.m. in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road â–  1:05 p.m. in the 2300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting â–  4:26 p.m. in the 5300 block of Owens Court; theft from auto â–  4:36 p.m. in the 700 block of Main Street; theft from structure â–  4:54 p.m. in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting Alcohol violation â–  10:02 p.m. in the 500 block of Main Street

Alcohol violation â–  12:42 a.m. in the 700 block of Main Street â–  5:25 p.m. in the 5500 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard Vandalism â–  1:04 p.m. in the 3800 block of Vineyard Avenue Fraud â–  1:18 p.m. in the 4400 block of Valley Avenue Theft â–  8:22 p.m. in the 1700 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting â–  11:38 p.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive


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Pleasanton Weekly PUBLISHER Gina Channell-Allen, Ext. 119 EDITORIAL Editor Jeb Bing, Ext. 118

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WEEKLY MEETING NOTICES Planning Commission Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Avenue sP14-0191, Shilpa Parekh Appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s denial of a Conditional Use Permit to operate a large family daycare at the existing residence located at 4034 San Giorgio Court sP14-0845, Leo Scrivner, Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa Application for a Conditional Use Permit to operate a massage establishment at 6786 Bernal Avenue, Suite 830 sP14-0948, AAA Electrical & Communications, Inc. Application for a Conditional Use Permit to operate an electrical and communications contractor business at 1048 Serpentine Lane, Suite 310 The item below is scheduled for the July 23, 2014 Planning Commission meeting. sPUD-25, Draft Environmental Impact Report (Greenbriar Homes Communities) Review and provide comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Lund Ranch II Planned Unit Development, a 50-lot residential development located at 1500 Lund Ranch Road (end of Lund Ranch Road)

Library Commission Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Library Conference Room, 400 Old Bernal Avenue sLibrary Space Needs Study sLibrary Foundation Next Steps sCommission Outreach Efforts

Parks & Recreation Commission Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Avenue sPlease visit our website at www.cityofpleasantonca.gov to view the agenda for this meeting

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COVER STORY

Alameda

County Fair

New director beefs up rides, racing, events

A performer with Keith Sayers Freestyle Motocross

Story by Dennis Miller | Photos by Mike Sedlak

J

erome Hoban has recently completed his first year as the chief executive officer of the Alameda County Fair and Fairgrounds since replacing Rick Pickering, who left in December 2012. Hoban worked at the Orange County Fair for more than 20 years in the areas of fair management and facility operations. Hoban’s experience includes master planning, facility maintenance, marketing, sales, community relations, sponsorships and competitive exhibits. Hoban is a graduate of the College of Agriculture Business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo as well as Pepperdine University, where he earned his master’s degree in business administration. Hoban lives in Pleasanton with his wife, son and daughter and took some time last week to talk about his time at the fair, and what the future might look like. How has everything gone in your first year? Hoban: “It has been one full year and I think things have gone exceptionally well. It’s a great board to work for, great community, and I am living in the community so we are very integrated. I am more and more impressed with the staff and the property; we have such beautiful grounds. We got a lot of stuff done in one year that I wasn’t sure we’d be able to get done so quick.” What was the biggest challenge or biggest adjustment for you? “I left a lot of family behind — my parents are in Orange County. That being said, everything else is

better. It’s nice having a fourminute commute. I used to be 45 minutes to an hour on the freeway and even though we are in a drought up here, it is still way more picturesque than anything in ‘concreteville.’” What’s the possibility of Pleasanton getting more horse racing dates? “Of course we are not necessarily the authority — the (California Horse Racing Board) is — but it always is the hope that we are making these efforts in partnership with Oak Tree to broaden horse racing in Northern California, and if we are allowed to be a part of that, I think it would be great. That is obviously everyone’s thinking and goals because if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t be making these efforts. We want to see a change. We want to see something new and Oak Tree is a great partner to do it with. It really comes down to what CHRB wants to do, but if they are willing to entertain that, we want to be part of the discussion and I am sure my board does too.”

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So if this was a possibility, you would be in favor of it? “Absolutely. Another way to look at it is we have a multimillion-dollar asset sitting out there that is not being utilized to its fullest. To make that make sense, a dedicated 50 acres on this property to horse racing, but to only be used 12 days a year that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. I would also say that I think that the more opening days we have in Northern California, the healthier horse racing is going to be. If we can come back and add more opening days — not sure when it would be, spring or fall — that would really be a neat thing to do.” Does the partnership with Oak Tree enhance the possibility of more racing days coming in? “I think it does because Oak Tree is a partner like us in that we are both nonprofits and all of our money is being spent in a direction to strengthen the racing. It’s a bigger probability because we will share the risk with someone else. It’s a risky business — I can’t say anybody is out there getting rich in general out there — we are just trying to make a living. I think it enhances the probability because it creates a financial partner with us — less risk for both parties to take a chance and make it successful. But we are very cautious talking about something before it is a done deal. It’s an industry-wide discussion, and we would hate to start the discussion prematurely. I know and believe by and large this community supports the fairgrounds and the racing and if it is done responsibly, we will have good hometown sup-

port for it. But the discussion is really an industry discussion because horse racing is about the financial feasibility — how many horses we have and the dates available. It’s a very complex web to talk about.” What’s new for the fair this year and moving forward what do you see? “One of our first actions this year was — obviously this fair has the distinct pleasure of the dates — being able to celebrate the Fourth of July. The Alameda County Fair gets to do that. The big change this year is that we are bringing fireworks back. It’s the first time it has been done in 14 years and we are very excited about it. We have a great partnership with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, and they are supporting us in this effort to have a great, safe Fourth of July night. We will do our show on the track like we always have, but this show is going to be choreographed to music and video. It is really being built to the people that are coming to the fair to watch the firework show from the grandstand. This meant we slightly lowered the show so you can see it from the grandstand rather than having the fireworks bursting way above the grandstand. As well as every single night we will have a tribute to Alameda County, which is a patriotic video music production that will culminate with a patriotic song. That will be on the concert lawn every night after the concert about 9:45. All of these things are in an effort though just like our theme — Taste the Red, White and Blue — to celebrate the country’s holiday, which I think is a no-brainer.” How much work with the city of Pleasanton went into having fireworks again on July 4? “I have been meeting regularly with city staff, but most of this co-

ALAMEDA COUNTY FAIR

Jerome Hoban recently wrapped up his first year as CEO of the Alameda County Fair and Fairgrounds.

ordination was done with the sheriff’s department. We have always been open on the 4th — we just haven’t had our fireworks show. We had our fireworks show on Fridays but this year with the 4th shift, we will remain open.” The concerts have started later this year, right? “The concerts are an 8 p.m. show. We are trying to move it a little bit later in the evening, so it gets dark and you can have a more theatrical show and the spotlight of July. It’s a beautiful outdoor venue, and with the show later in the evening, you won’t need the shade cloth and you will have a concert under the stars. We also believe it will create a nice synergy with traffic. Having a show at 7 p.m. created a cluster of traffic getting off or into the Fairgrounds. By moving the concert back a little, it allows our daytime crowd, especially those who came for the morning early promotion and are worn out, to head out before their dinner and then a new influx of people that are our concert crowd to head into get their beer, corn dog and a concert. It splits the shifts, and we are hoping to create a better flow out on the streets of the city.”


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Tamee and Tony Cardinali of Cardinali’s Ice Cream won “Grand Champion” and “Best Taste” for the Spaghetti Ice Cream during the fair’s inaugural SNACKDOWN food competition.

What else might we see either during the fair or the rest of the year? “For the fair, one of the other fun things we are doing is the Action Zone. Last year we had the motorcycle jumping and we are increasing those to 3-4 shows a day. In between will be segmented with 3-4 high dive shows so there is always going to be something going on in the Action Zone, and we are excited about that. We are also having an opening ceremony every single morning at the race track with a California Crush Clydesdale hitch. It is a six-

horse hit of Clydesdales that will tow a wagon. They will bring in the colors every day, and we will have the national anthem with different nonprofit groups. That will take place 30 minutes before the first post. After that, the Clydesdales will go out on the Fairgrounds for a tour and that will be really cool. Then outside of the fair, the board has been working on strategic planning for the future — what’s the fair going to be, what does it look like, what are business segments we need to work on and what does the customer think of us. That is something we work on

The fair even features a juggling unicyclist dressed like Elvis Presley.

throughout the year. It points us in a direction as to what improvements need to be done to the facilities — should be remodeled or what should we get rid of and that’s exciting things that are happening.”

Roller coasters continue to be a popular staple at the Alameda County Fair.

Are there specific plans for any of the structures — more barn space or even a hotel perhaps? “All of which you have mentioned have been discussed and kicked around. The idea is a strategic plan which gives direction in how we think and use land more effectively. But it doesn’t give specifics to, say, build a hotel — it just says this is an area where commercial development might be synergistic with the fair and the community. This is an area that is doing very well in the industry trend and says you should look more closely at this industry. It doesn’t get real specific on building to building.”

How does the staff work with cities outside of Pleasanton? “One of the big things we did this year, we put out a ticket to ‘Summer Learning.’ It was a free ticket to every single elementary school-aged student in all of Alameda County. Hundreds of tickets went out, and they went out to all the schools because we want everyone to understand this is not just a fun place, but it can be educational as well. The kids can come out and learn a lot of stuff and not just think that is where you go for a corn dog. We are always making sure we are open to all areas of Alameda County.”

The fair offers a variety of rides for adults and children.

The Goodguys and Scottish Games are tremendous revenue makers for the city of Pleasanton. Are we looking at more major events and how do we expand on that? Does the actual fair itself benefit Pleasanton? “Absolutely. All of the normal things you think about — hotel, restaurant business and downtown — you can tell when you go downtown in Pleasanton on a Friday night of Goodguys, there are hot rods everywhere; they are using the amenities the city has to offer. These shows that pay the income tax on the different vending that they do trickle back to the city in some way. The satellite wagering as well as the horse racing — there is a portion of the handle that is actually paid as a tax back to the city. The hometown that the fair sits in — Pleasanton — does reap a nice benefit of the economic driving force of the Fairgrounds. In the future, it’s obvious. This is a nice place and we fill buildings with small shows. We will take anyone that needs or wants to rent from us, but our large-scale festival events such as Goodguys or the Scottish Games are big and we would love to host more of those. But there are only so many weekends available with good weather, which means we also want to turn our focus to our buildings during the winter months. Another big item that has come to the front the last couple of years is these 5K runs. They are very popular and we are a prime location for them. I think we had four or five in the last year. They use the whole facility — they park a lot of cars and those people use the amenities in the town.“ N

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What’s happening around the Valley in music, theater, art, movies and more

Pleasanton residents young and old get into the red, white and blue spirit of Independence Day.

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Fourth Volunteers plan 16th Independence Day celebration STORY BY DOLORES FOX CIARDELLI PHOTOS BY LISA LORENTZ

The next generation of Independence Day observers at last year’s Pleasanton celebration.

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Uncle Sam (aka Ward Belding) shares a patriotic moment with Teen Miss Alameda County 2013 Gabrielle Lafrank.

on your red, white and blue finery — and grab some chairs and blankets — then head to Lions Wayside Park for the 16th annual Independence Day community picnic from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday. The Pleasanton event, “Celebrating Freedom and its Evolution since the Revolution,” was started in 1998 by W. Ron Sutton as a fun way to “make sure that we remember Fourth of July for more than fireworks and barbecues.” Mayor Jerry Thorne will open the program, and American Legion Post 238 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6298 will provide the color guard. Boy Scout Troop 908 will lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Pleasanton Community Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Williams, will play patriotic music including the anthems of each branch of the service as those who have served in the military, past and present, and their families are feted. Vocalist Ward Belding as Uncle Sam will share background information about “The Star-Spangled Banner” before leading everyone in its singing. This year the band will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in 1864, and guest speaker Ann Collins will do a reading about women’s part in that conflict. About 100 volunteers have been busy planning the celebration, said organizers, and they will be in evidence on the Fourth, as everyone experiences the free family-friendly concert and picnic, including a hot dog and drink for $1, courtesy of the Lions Club. Lions will also give out free little American flags to the first several hundred people, and free paper fans will help folks beat the heat.


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Dottie and Bill Berck, former superintendent of Pleasanton schools, do some flag waving at last year’s celebration.

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Opera enthusiasts enjoy outdoor arias as well as their picnic dinners and wine while nestled among the vines at Retzlaff Vineyards in Livermore.

Picnic while enjoying arias in vineyard Summer evening of music and wine to benefit opera BY DOLORES FOX CIARDELLI

The Pleasanton Community Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Williams, will entertain with patriotic songs.

Children can receive free temporary patriotic-themed tattoos as well as wooden tokens to trade for soft ice cream cones at the adjacent Meadowlark Dairy. This year Fourth of July fireworks are returning to the Fairgrounds. They will also be part of a celebration in downtown Livermore, where they will be launched from the parking garage. The Pleasanton concert and picnic is a good way to observe our Independence Day, said founder Sutton. “We celebrate our shared heritage — and still have time for other activities in the evening,” he said. Also honored at the event will be this year’s recipients of the Ed Kinney Community Patriot Award, Eric Nostrand and Bob Silva. Kinney, a former city mayor, was the first master of ceremonies. Photographer Lisa Lorentz documents the Fourth of July celebration each year, shooting pictures of people in their patriotic garb that are used on the following year’s program. This year’s master of ceremonies will be Ken McDonald, assisted by Les Duman. The event sponsor is Heritage Bank of Commerce; music sponsor is ACCUSPLIT; and food sponsor is Lions Club with assistance from Raley’s. N

The opera setting will be casual in a few weeks when enthusiasts enjoy picnic suppers and sip wine at Retzlaff Vineyards while Livermore Valley Opera singers perform classic arias. It is the 22nd year for the operatic fundraiser. “The annual Opera in the Vineyard has become a popular community event,” said Raquel Holt, LVO founder and this year’s event cochairperson. “Our supporters and many come each time, enjoy the high quality of the talented opera singers, the wonderful program and the lovely vineyard setting.” Guests bring their own picnic dinners but can purchase the organically made wines from Retzlaff Vineyards; no outside wines are permitted. “It is always wonderful to see our supporters enjoy themselves in an

informal, casual event as they listen to beautiful arias being performed by LVO’s talented principal singers,” Holt said. “From their picnic baskets, our guests take out a spread of delectable culinary delights to share, and to hear the clinking of wine glasses as they happily make a toast to each other is a delight to see.” The fundraiser will include a drawing and a silent auction, including spectacular desserts. A highlight is “Arias a la carte,” when guests can purchase songs from a menu of arias for the singers to perform at their table. Local opera buffs are familiar with the singers from their performances in recent Livermore Valley Opera productions: UÊ-œ«À>˜œÊ>ÀˆiÊ*iÌÌi]ʈ“ˆÊˆ˜Êº>Ê boheme” UÊ /i˜œÀÊ …ÀˆÃ̜«…iÀÊ i˜}œV…i>]Ê Don Jose in “Carmen”

UÊ >ÀˆÌœ˜iÊ À>ÃÃi˜Ê >À>}ˆœâœÛ]Ê Shaunard in “La boheme” They will be accompanied by pianist Chun Mei Wilson. All of the performers have extensive backgrounds in opera. Visit www.livermorevalleyopera. com for more information. N

Opera up close and personal What: 22nd annual Opera in the Vineyard Who: Livermore Valley Opera When: 5-8 p.m., Sunday, July 20 Where: Retzlaff Vineyards, 1356 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore Tickets: $35 through July 8, then $45 if available. Purchase online at www.livermorevalleyopera.com or call 960-9210. Reservations for tables of eight can be reserved in a company or family name.

Everyone’s favorite ogre Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre is presenting “Shrek The Musical” at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore from July 19-Aug. 3. Based on the DreamWorks Pictures animated film, this production tells of a faraway kingdom turned upside down when an unseemly ogre, not a handsome prince, shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got a big mess that calls for a real hero — Shrek. The musical stars Dane Lentz as Shrek, Catherine Williamson as Princess Fiona, Aaron Porchia as Donkey and Chris Olson as Lord Farquaad. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit www.trivalleyrep.org or call 373-6800.

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne will provide the welcome as the program begins.

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The PFLL Majors A’s also took home ďŹ rst place in the regular season, with a record of 11-6. They ďŹ nished second in the postseason championship, losing 6-3 to the PFLL Majors Giants. Majors A’s team members were (front row, left to right) Sean Jamali, Matthew Crabill, Andrew Berron, Cole Bushner, Roy Mubarak, Jacob Kim, Dante DeBenedetto, Putty Basseer, Brian Reiner, Bryce Lombardi, coach Greg Bushner and Jack Spinola, and (back row, left to right) manager Gene Lombardi, coach Andy Spinola and Jason Dorman.

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ADULT & TEEN SUMMER READING Pleasanton Public Library’s Adult & Teen summer reading program, “It’s a Mystery @ the Library,” begins Saturday, June 14. Win prizes while you enjoy your summer reading! More information at www. adultsummerreading.wordpress. com.

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PISTING ARKS &BR OLD ECREATION : Calendartext COMMISSION is the L paragraph The Pleasanton tag. Parks & Recreation Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at City Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave. SCHOOL BOARD The Pleasanton Unified School District Board meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday monthly during the school year in the district office board room, 4665 Bernal Ave.

BUNJO’S COMEDY ALL STAR SHOW See the hilarious show, featuring some of the best comedians from the Bay Area and beyond, from 7:30-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 5 at The Winemaker’s Pourhouse in Livermore. Tickets are $10. Call 264-4413 or go to www.bunjoscomedy.com.

YOUTH COMMISSION The Pleasanton Youth Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.

FARMERS MARKET Visit the Pleasanton Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday, on East Angela Street between Main and First streets. The Farmers Market is open every Saturday, year-round, rain or shine, to provide the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables, sold by the very farmers that planted, nurtured and harvested the crop.

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Clubs PLEASANTON COMMUNITY TOASTMASTERS Learn the art of public speaking in a fun-filled and supporting environment. Meetings from 7:30-9 p.m. every Tuesday at The Clubhouse, 4530 Sandalwood Drive. Attend meetings as a guest at no cost. Call 395-1234 or go to www.pleasantontoastmasters.com.

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held in memory of Terry Patters who passed away too soon from noon-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course, 4280 Greenville Road, Livermore. Tickets are $160 per player, $55 for dinneronly option. Visit http://events.melanoma.org/TerryPattersGolf2014 to buy tickets or make a donation. Call 640-0042.

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COMPUTER TUTORING Need help with downloading E-books from the library to your E-Reader, sending e-mail attachments, social networking, blogging, general Internet questions? Drop-in classes are from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Call Mary Luskin at 931-3400, ext. 7. Free and open to all.

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Your Boogie man: Sweet little Boogie is waiting so patiently to find his forever person. He has a little wonk in his step, but it doesn’t slow him down, nor does his vet feel that it causes him any discomfort. Boogie is available for adoption at East County Animal Shelter, 4595 Gleason Drive in Dublin. For more information, call 803-7040. like hiking, walking, Bunco and more. Visit www.pleasantonnewcomers.com. Contact Info@ PleasantonNewcomers.com or 2158405.

PLEASANTON LIONS CLUB The Pleasanton Lions Club meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at The Regalia House, 4133 Regalia Court. The dinner fee is $10. For more information please visit http// pleasantonlionsclub.org.

ROTARY CLUB OF PLEASANTON The Rotary Club of Pleasanton since 1965 has been a leader in the community in helping make Pleasanton a great place to live. It has a luncheon meeting from 12:15-1:30 p.m., every Thursday, at Hap’s Restaurant, 122 W. Neal St. Cost for lunch is $17. For information, visit www.PleasantonRotary.org.

PLEASANTON MOTHERS CLUB The mission of the Pleasanton Mothers Club is to provide a social, supportive, and educational outlet for moms and their families in the local community. They offer a variety of activities, children’s playgroups, special interest groups, and more. For information visit pleasantonmothersclub.org. Contact membership@pleasantonmothersclub.org.

ROTARY CLUB OF PLEASANTON NORTH Pleasanton North Rotary invites anyone interested in making a difference. The membership includes 65 professionals, business owners, executives, managers and community leaders. The club meets from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Fridays at the Hilton Hotel, 7050 Johnson Drive. Call 556-2333 or visit www. pnr-rotary.org.

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

TRI-VALLEY REPUBLICAN WOMEN PRESENT LANCE IZUMI Koret Senior Fellow and Senior Director of Education Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, Lance Izumi, J.D. will speak on the financial, cultural, and quality aspects of education in the US, and the debate on

Common Core. Join at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at Cattlemen’s Restaurant, 2882 Kitty Hawk Road, Livermore. Cost is $30 for members, $34 for non-members. Contact Rebecca Potts at 294-4013 or rebecca.potts@comcast.net. TRI-VALLEY SUCCESSFUL THINKERS NETWORK Successful Thinkers is a nationwide networking group for business leaders who understand the value of knowing, liking and trusting the people you are referring so that the referral is appropriate and more likely to work for the person. Join for lunch every Tuesday. Cost is only your meal. Contact David Walden at david@wealthconcepts.guru for more information. VIRTUALLY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS Virtually Speaking Toastmasters club meets from noon-1 p.m. every Thursday at Electrical Reliability Services, 6900 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 415. Everyone is welcome to come see what a positive change Toastmasters can make in their confidence. Call 580-8660.

Events 4TH ANNUAL TERRY PATTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Join this golf tournament being

INNOVATIVE TUTORING CENTER IS HEADING YOUR WAY! Is your child struggling with school and career preparation? Are you looking for a viable solution? Come to Transition Learning Center’s open house from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17. Enjoy great food and beverages! Staff will be available to answer your questions. Contact mombird@ outlook.com. QUILTS AT ALAMEDA COUNTY FAIR Amador Valley quilters will be presenting quilts to Armed Service members at the Alameda County Fair. For a schedule of dates and times go to the Alameda County Fair home page, daily schedule listing. The presentations will be made from noon-2 p.m. each day at the Park Place Stage. Visit amadorvalleyquilters.org.

Exhibits JADE FON RETROSPECTIVE AND PLEIN AIR PAINTERS This exhibit is a retrospective on the life, work, and legacy of well-know national and Bay Area watercolor artist and teacher Jade Fon, featuring the works of 13 of his students and devotees. From June 20-July 26 at Firehouse Arts Center Harrington Gallery. Contact 931-4849 or jfinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov. SUMMER EXHIBITS: LYNDA BRIGGS AND JEFF SNELL See the works of two outstanding artists from June 5-Aug. 13 in the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center. Lynda Briggs’ paintings are colorful, lively, and busy: Jeff Snell unites traditional landscape

and popular culture in vigorous abstracts full of movement and energy. Call 931-4849.

Film FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK: ‘FROZEN’ Pleasanton residents are invited to enjoy a free movie at dusk on Thursday, July 10 at Amador Valley Community Park. See the academy awardwinning “Frozen,” inspired by “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen, compliments of the City of Pleasanton. Call 931-5340. Contests, games, sing-alongs before the show!

Fundraisers BINGO NIGHT Dublin High School Music Boosters presents Bingo from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday at Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin. Must be 21 and over to play. Cost is 3 cards for $3, 6 cards for $6, 10 cards for $9. Join the fun! MUSIC IN THE ORCHARD Nottingham Cellars, Altamont Beerworks and Ken’s Woodfired Pizza come together to support the Pedrozzi Foundation and Team Delaney. See Ten Tuesdays in concert from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 at Purple Orchid Resort and Spa in Livermore. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 8/28 Crawdad Republic. Tickets are available at www.purpleorchid. com or Nottingham Cellars tasting room.

Health LECTURE ON REDUCING INFLAMMATION AND CANCER The Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapy Foundation presents “Reducing Inflammation Before, During and After Cancer Treatment” from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, July 12 at Alain Pinel Realtors, 900 Main St., Suite 101. Suzanne Ambaugh Aziz, educator and chef, will speak on the importance of proper nutrition with cancer treatments. Register at http://goo.gl/ljnweg.

Kids & Teens 1776-ERA KIDS MARCHING BAND YAPS The Young American Patriots Fife and Drum Corps, a 1776-era band, meets from 6:30-8 p.m. every Friday for rehearsal. Kids learn instrumental music, fife and drum with a Berkeley-trained drum instructor and 3-time US National Champion fife instructor. Free to try, $7 per hour after. Contact Jason Giaimo at 484-0265 or yaps1776@aol.com. Go to www. YoungAmericanPatriots.com. FREE KIDS DIVERSITY AND CULTURE CAMP REGISTRATION Register for a free summer camp program designed to educate middle school youth on the importance of global citizenship, cultural enrichment, See CALENDAR on Page 18

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leadership and diversity through an interactive African cultural camp. The camp runs 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. from Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 4-5 at Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. Call 398-3827 or go to http://www.chezanami.org/ summer-camp-2014---pre-application.html. M.O.M.’S READING TIME: RAMADAN MOON Preschoolers and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for a free monthly reading program with books and crafts! This month’s theme will be Ramadan Moon at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9. Free Admission, donations are always appreciated. No reservations required. Large groups or playgroups please contact Museum on Main in advance. Call 462-2766. SHAKE YOUR SILLIES OUT FOR SUMMER! Warm weather is here, and long summer days too! There will be two sessions of Story Time

for preschoolers and toddlers, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Golden Apple Learning Store, 4807 Hopyard Road. Sing songs, play games, listen to a story and make a craft. It’s free and fun! Call 460-5163.

Lectures/ Workshops AMADOR VALLEY QUILTERS MEETING Join Amador Valley Quilters and their July speaker, Sharon Templeton, from 1:303:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 at Pleasanton Middle School. In more than 20 years of quilting Sharon finds that she is most creative and productive when she is working within the swirling, colorful environment of chaos! Go to amadorvalleyquilters.org.

Miscellaneous FREE TOUR: WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND WATER RECYCLING PLANTS Learn how 10 million gal-

lons of Tri-Valley wastewater is treated every day. Find out about rewarding careers in the water industry. The tour will be from 1:30-3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 at DSRSD Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7399 Johnson Drive. Free and open to adults and children 7 years and up. Call 8752282 or go to http://www.dsrsd. com/outreach/tour-request. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ONLINE BOOK SALE Did you know you could buy books from the Friends of the Library at Amazon.com? The Friends have a year round magazine and paperback book sale in the library and have two major book sales a year. To buy books, visit www.amazon.com/ shops/ptwnfriends or call Nancy Bering at 462-4368. VFW-AL COFFEE AND DONUTS Every Saturday morning from 7:30-9 a.m., the VFW and American Legion host coffee and donuts for all veterans at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. All veterans are welcome. Visit www.vfwpost6298.com. WORLD WALK TO WELLNESS Pleasanton’s World Walk to Wellness group meets at 8:30 a.m. each Saturday to chat and explore while getting exercise. Most walks last 90 minutes; all are free. To be on the list to receive informaton each Thursday about that week’s walk, email walks@worldwalktowellness.org.

On Stage ‘THE TAMING OF THE SHREW’ FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK See Shakespeare’s timeless classic, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists as Kate and Petruchio negotiate their way through a subversive and challenging love story. “The Taming of the Shrew” runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, June 28--July 13 at Amador Valley Community Park. Go to www.sfshakes.org.

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JANE AUSTEN’S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - CONCANNON VINEYARD Livermore Shakes at Concannon Vineyard brings together culture, friendship, award-winning wine and a stunningly beautiful outdoor landscape for a truly memorable experience. Summer 2014 brings Jane Austen’s “Pride and

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ON THE TOWN 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. DOWNTOWN

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Improv classic returns Creatures of Impulse, Pleasanton’s award-winning teen improv troupe, is presenting its summer classic, “Tri-Valley High: The Series,” at 7:30 p.m. the next four Wednesdays (July 9, 16, 23 and 30) at the Firehouse Arts Center. The live, improvised soap opera is full of teen angst, and audience members help create the characters, location and plot for this interactive and un-scripted adventure. Enjoy one show or all four; each performance builds on the previous one but each one is unique and complete by itself. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, available at www.firehousearts.org, by calling 931-4848, or at the Box Office, 4444 Railroad Ave.

Prejudice,” adapted by Christina Calvit and directed by Virginia Reed. See this classic story at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday-Sunday, July 10-13; and Friday-Sunday, July 18-20 at Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore. Tickets are $25-$44. Call 4432273 or go to livermoreshakes. org/tickets/. SHAKESPEARE’S ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’ AT CONCANNON VINEYARD Livermore Shakes at Concannon Vineyard brings together culture, friendship, award-winning wine and a stunningly beautiful outdoor landscape for a truly memorable experience. Summer 2014 brings Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing” directed by Lisa A. Tromovitch. See this classic tale of love and

misunderstanding at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays-Sundays, June 19-July 6 at Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore. Tickets are $25-$44. Call 443-2273 or go to livermoreshakes.org/tickets/.

Seniors COMPUTER CLASSES FOR SENIORS Pleasanton Public Library hosts Computer Classes for Seniors including Beginning Internet on the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Beginning E-mail on the second Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Open Practice on the third Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Advanced E-mail on the fourth Wednesday and Thursday of every month, at the Adult Computer Area in the library, 400 Old Bernal

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CALENDAR Ave. Computer classes are designed for mature adults. Registration is required; call 931-3400. COURAGE IN CAREGIVING Active caregiving isn’t easy. Caring for an elderly family member can be depleting. Dr. Sharon Marts will NAME OF EVENT: Discription and present self care tips, stress mantimes, etc for the event. agement techniques using mild stretching breathing exercises VENT : Discription and NAME OF Eand and information ways to find times, etc for the on event. support, from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15 at Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. Cost is $5. Call 556-4511. LISTING BOLD: Calendartext is the DUBLIN SENIOR paragraph tag. CENTER DANCE CLASSES Seniors are invited to a LISTING BOLD: Calendartext is the Beginning Latin Line Date from paragraph tag. 1-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays; cost is $12 for four classes per month or $15 for five classes per month. Beginning line dance from 10:2511:25 a.m. Thursdays, cost is $1.25 per class; beginning-intermediate line dancing from 10:15-11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, cost is $2 dropin, or from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, cost is $3 drop-in; easy and intermediate line dance from 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, cost is $3 per class; intermediate line dance from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Fridays, cost is $1.25 per class; advanced line dancing from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays, cost is $3 per class; or social line dance from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, cost is $2 for drop-in or $6 for four classes per month or $7.50 for five classes per month; all at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. Call 556-4511.

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DUBLIN SENIOR CENTER MINILIBRARY The Dublin Senior Center Mini-Library is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday at the senior center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. The library gladly accepts donations of like-new used books published in the last five years, puzzles, magazines within three months of distribution, and videotapes. Unused books are donated to Friends of the Dublin Library. Bring donations to the office for processing. Call 556-4511. DUBLIN SENIOR CENTER OFFERS MUSIC CLASSES Dublin Senior Center offers two music classes including Sing-a-longs with Judy Kuftin and Merrill Ito at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays; and Ukulele Beginning Instruction with Judy Kuftin and Merrill Ito at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, both at the Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. Cost is $1.25 for each class. Call 556-4511. DUBLIN SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMS Dublin Senior Center offers different programs and activities including “ESL” which helps seniors practice their English conversational skills, a Reading Group that meets monthly to discuss new books and a Needle Arts Group that enjoys quilting, sewing and knitting. Fees vary for each activity. For a complete list of activities, contact 5564511 or seniorctr@dublin.ca.gov. HOME INVENTORY: PROTECT YOUR LEGACY! If you were to lose everything to a natural disaster would you be able to recall the specific possessions in your home? Would you be able to capture your life’s memories? This presentation will cover why and what you should inventory, how much value is being

overlooked and how to share your life story, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8 at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Call 931-5365. PATRIOTIC LUNCHEON Join a patriotic luncheon on Thursday, July 10 at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. Menu by Dickey’s Barbeque, including chicken breast, potato casserole and pecan pie. Entertainment by singer and banjoist Jack Convery. Cost is $10-$12. Register by June 30. Contact 556-4511 or seniorctr@dublin.ca.gov. PEDDLER SHOPPE AT THE SENIOR CENTER The Peddler Shoppe in the lobby of the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., offers the handmade wares of talented local senior artisans. It’s a great place to buy gifts. The Shoppe is staffed by volunteers and is open to the public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. TRANSCRIBING FOR YOU Transcribing for You has volunteers that will transcribe and print your letters to be sent. The service is located at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd, Dublin, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $1.50. Call 556-4511 for an appointment or email seniorctr@ ci.dublin.us.

Spiritual COMMUNITY HU CHANT Community HU Chant is the theme of a non-denominational prayer activity from 1-1:45 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave. HU is a love song to God that can help you. Call 447-9583. DIFFERENT RELIGIONS COME TOGETHER TO SHARE PRAYERS Join this group as people come together to share prayers, regardless of religion, at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month at 6721 Corte Del Vista. Their motto is “The fundamentals of the Holy Books are one and the same. Unity is the essential truth of religion.” No contributions elicited. Call 426-1847. SUNDAY SERVICES AT UNITY OF TRIVALLEY Join the Sunday service with Reverend Karen Epps at 10 a.m. every week at Unity of Tri-Valley, 9875 Dublin Canyon Road, Castro Valley. Children’s program available. All are welcome. Ongoing classes, groups, and activities. Call 829-2733 or go to http://www.unityoftrivalley.org/.

Support Groups BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP The American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Support group meets from 7:30-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at LifeStyleRx, 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore. Call 833-2784 or visit www.valleycare.com. CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP This is a safe place to speak openly about your experience of pain and to learn ways of coping with it. Meetings are 12:30-1:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays monthly

at Asbury Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore. Call 447-1950. CLUTTERLESS SELF HELP GROUP Overwhelmed? Clutter stressing you out? ClutterLess is a nonprofit, peer-based, self-help group for people with difficulty discarding unwanted possessions. Meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday at St. Mary and St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, Room 7, 4300 Mirador Drive. Call 922-1467 or 525-3992. Go to www.ClutterLess.org. GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS Gamblers Anonymous helps people who have a gambling problem to return to happy and productive lives. If you want help for you or someone you love, meetings are 7:30-9 p.m. every Friday at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave. in Room 8. Call the helpline at 1-(855)-222-5542 or visit the website at www.gamblersanonymous. org. GRIEF WORKSHOP The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Join these meetings on your healing journey on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from May 22-Aug. 14 at St. Elizabeth Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive. Free and open to all. Call Mary Hagerty at 846-5377. MOTHERS WITH A PURPOSE Mothers With a Purpose meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Foothill High School Library. Mothers with a Purpose was formed by local moms to offer support to families affected by addiction. Visit www.motherswithapurpose.org. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS This 12-step support group for people with eating behavior problems meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 678 Enos Way, Livermore; and at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays in the Middle School Room at The Unitarian Universalist Church, 1893 North Vasco Road, Livermore. Free with donations accepted toward room rent. No weigh-ins. Call Nora at 337-9118. PLEASANTON MILITARY FAMILIES SUPPORT GROUP Formed in 2003 this group provides support and comfort to the Pleasanton families whose loved ones are deployed in the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. The group has monthly meetings and other events such as “pack outs” of comfort and care items for deployed members of the armed forces. The group also sponsors the Yellow Streamer program on Main Street where streamers are displayed with the name, rank and branch of service of Pleasanton military personnel. Learn more at www. pleasantonmilitaryfamilies.org.

Volunteering VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley seeks adult volunteers to drive seniors to their medical appointments. Hours are flexible. Program hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call Jennifer Cullen at 931-5387 for more info. Funding for this program is provided by ACTC and Measure B Funds.

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HOME SALES This week’s data represents homes sold during June 2-10

Pleasanton 6438 Alvord Way J. Bostrom to C. & R. Lorber for $772,000 4169 Amberwood Circle Mendez Trust to J. Bennet for $435,000 3533 Ballantyne Drive Beckley Trust to P. & J. Aggarwal for $825,000 678 Concord Place A. & A. Gray to F. Arshad for $405,000 1288 Concord Street D. Smario to J. Zuanich for $1,170,000 1505 Elderberry Court Tishman Trust to J. & N. Falcone for $2,079,000 2341 Foothill Road T. & N. Arnold to L. Torres for $187,000 4574 Gatetree Circle K. Huntsinger to B. Geng for $1,095,000 4121 Grant Court D. & K. Praske to M. Handlery for $1,600,000 1210 Hearst Drive B. & L. Hadley to J. & J. Schlicher for $1,478,000 2731 Huff Drive P. & P. Dasari to N. Trikha for $1,025,000 7950 Kemper Court Evans Trust to Hansen Trust for $1,000,000 315 Mission Drive R. & S. Schneck to R. Tanikonda for $805,000 6283 Roslin Court C. Pacheco to J. & L. Ruiz for $530,000 537 St. Thomas Way Dhindsa Trust to V. Ragukumar for $550,000 5837 Sterling Greens Circle C. Su to Z. Luo for $982,000 1123 Tiffany Lane L. Snow to J. & K. Graves for $693,000 1541 Whispering Oaks Way J. Zuanich to W. Liu for $1,150,000

Livermore 3179 Calimanco Common #1 Murray Trust to C. Napoleon for $480,000 3135 Chateau Way #205 T. Roberts to T. & J.

Lyons for $260,000 844 El Caminito B. Gomes to J. & S. Tong for $610,000 303 Garden Common R. Horton to A. Blackwell for $412,500 5291 Lilac Avenue Tauscher Trust to H. Schultz for $490,500 871 Mohawk Drive B. Wolf to M. Johnson for $555,000 540 Mulqueeney Street D. & L. Farrell to G. Daniel for $565,000 187 Northwood Commons D. Cauterucio to X. Deng for $387,000 3872 Pestana Way Pelletier Trust to E. FlynnEvans for $525,000 1267 Pine Street M. Allen to J. Blain for $424,000 148 Prato Way Mcclellan Trust to D. Gneckow for $1,050,000 643 Sonoma Court Elsperman Trust to K. & L. Lange for $600,000 4184 Torrey Pine Way N. Otterlei to M. Schmierer for $447,000 5483 Treeflower Drive A. & A. Prellwitz to S. Pai for $425,000 1667 Warsaw Avenue Herman Trust to J. & D. Stapleton for $700,000 5360 Wisteria Way R. Lecoq to N. Elhawary for $450,000

5898 Hillbrook Place K. Tan to R. Bhaiya for $830,000 4294 Keegan Street E. Adams to L. An for $535,000 10766 McKay Lane Duross Trust to S. Mulhollan for $470,000 6180 Moore Place D. & N. Decker to Nallappan Trust for $535,000 5048 Persimmon Drive S. Kari to N. Lakshmanan for $860,000 4531 Pisano Terrace Standard Pacific Mortgage to G. Tulla for $945,000 7068 Prince Drive Seals Trust to J. & J. Engelbertson for $745,000 4908 Thorndike Lane A. Robles to K. Risk for $915,000 4763 Travertino Street KB Home to H. & L. Tang for $1,079,500

Dublin

This week’s data represents homes sold during June 2-10

11791 Betlen Drive P. & R. Ferland to B. Brynjulson for $700,000 2534 Brandini Drive Roy Trust to E. & C. Roy for $946,000 5501 De Marcus Boulevard #103 J. & P. Adams to Araki Trust for $380,000 7316 Dover Lane J. & M. Duesterbeck to C. & K. Thompson for $630,000 6978 Dublin Meadows Street #B N. & D. Fairley to S. Soliman for $315,000 10741 Dulsie Lane A. Enos to M. Liu for $540,000 2755 Highlands Meadows Court J. & N. Falcone to S. & J. Hayer for $1,525,000

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Total sales reported: 16 Lowest sale reported: $260,000 Highest sale reported: $1,050,000 Average sales reported: $532,813

Pleasanton (June 2-10) Total sales reported: 18 Lowest sale reported: $187,000 Highest sale reported: $2,079,000 Average sales reported: $932,278

San Ramon (June 4-10) Total sales reported: 14 Lowest sale reported: $440,000 Highest sale reported: $2,300,000 Average sales reported: $958,607 Source: California REsource

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Total sales reported: 16 Lowest sale reported: $315,000 Highest sale reported: $1,525,000 Average sales reported: $746,906

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54 Alton Place S. Xu to J. Holm for $667,500 1102 Amaryllis Circle S. & J. Adib to S. Korrapati for $675,000 3333 Ashbourne Circle T. & G. Hulse to J. & T. Jones for $2,300,000

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1556 Banbury Drive R. & M. Lucchesi to M. & V. Dhariwal for $970,000 172 Canyon Lakes Way T. Offutt to Brown Trust for $1,226,000 400 Canyon Woods Place #E Goch Trust to B. Sheed for $440,000 232 Chestnut Court R. & R. Camera to D. & D. Soares for $800,000 638 Karina Court L. & J. Lueddemann to R. & K. Shah for $1,205,000 3000 Marble Canyon Place Biagini Trust to E. & J. Gluck for $924,000 2721 Moet Lane T. Mupparti to S. Pollepalli for $810,000 2721 Mountain Ash Lane M. & W. Franklin to L. Song for $750,000 2444 Talavera Drive C. Grimmer to R. Singh for $808,000 4001 Terra Alta Drive Batterman Trust to L. Gustafson for $915,000 176 Victory Circle Jackson Trust to B. Low for $930,000

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525 Bonita, Pleasanton Updated and upgraded 1-story home just blocks to Main Street. Approx. 2150 sq. ft. 5br, 3ba on 8000 sq ft lot. Hardwoods floors and custom stonework! 5th bedroom with office built-ins and wall-bed. Rear yard with entertaining spaces, Paver stone driveway plus side access! $1,089,000

514 Bonita, Pleasanton Walk Downtown from this ideal 1-story home, approx. 1550 sq. ft. 3br, 2ba + office/bonus room, with hardwood flooring, updated bathrooms, newer roof & windows. Great yard featuring spacious arbor creating awesome outdoor living room with fireplace! Giant 11,400 sq. ft. lot! Approx $848,000

3283 Sylvaner Ct., Pleasanton Awesome end of court location on level 13,000 sq. ft. lot with views! Approx. 2400 sq ft 4br, 3ba home. 3 car garage plus Side yard access. Pool, spa, deck and view balcony, plus grassy play area with plenty of privacy! $989,000

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