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INSIDE

PLEASANTON

Life

PUBLISHER’S NOTE Welcome to Pleasanton Life

GOODLAND CONSTRUCTION

Artist’s rendering of lighted Veterans Memorial under construction at top of Pioneer Cemetery to honor the more than 500 military veterans buried there. Dedication is set for Nov. 12.

INSIDE PLEASANTON LIFE

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A robust year ahead for Pleasanton

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Pleasanton’s must-see events

Corporate, retail growth fueling city’s appeal Community parades, Concerts in the Park, Alameda County Fair and more

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Quick reference directory

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Community & organizations

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Kids’ stuff

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Education

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Arts & entertainment

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Outdoors & recreation

Useful phone numbers and websites for newcomers and old-timers Clubs, service groups, support services and more Classes, outings and sports Public and private schools, elementary through college Live music, theater, art galleries From basketball to golf to tennis to regional parks

We’re back with another edition of our annual Pleasanton Life, an informative guide to everything fast-paced, robust Pleasanton has to offer. Inside you’ll find pages packed with features, information and advertisements that only Pleasanton’s most trusted, most connected local newspaper can provide. With the city’s tax receipts projected to be at a record high this fiscal year that ends next June 30 and millions of dollars in new residential and commercial projects underway or planned, good times continue for our award-winning city that is ranked fourth on The Wall Street Journal’s list of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live. City revenues have soared past $106 million and are projected to increase by $6.1 million, or 6%, in the current fiscal year and by another $3.5 million, or 3%, in fiscal year 2017-18. These revenues are primarily derived from property, sales and hotel taxes and business license fees, accounting for 83% of total municipal revenues. As reported inside, software company Workday with its multimillion-dollar, six-story headquarters under construction just off I-580 and the massive Asian-focused Pacific Pearl retail center being built at the other end of town, Pleasanton’s sizzle and Bay Area appeal keeps gaining. Inside you also will find the listings of local arts and entertainment options, community groups and a handy reference directory of important phone numbers. About all that’s missing in this extensive report are the names of the city’s mayor, City Council members and Pleasanton school district trustees. They’re likely to be somewhat the same as now, but with municipal and school board elections on Nov. 8, there could be changes. Look for the results online Nov. 9 at www.pleasantonweekly.com and in the Pleasanton Weekly print edition on Nov. 11. Pleasanton is both a great place to live and a major regional employment center, with 53,000 coming to jobs here every day, a number that should grow exponentially with the workforce increases at Workday, Clorox, Roche Molecular, CarMax and other growing businesses. The Tri-Valley is now a Bay Area retail center that is continuing to expand. Pleasanton’s Stoneridge Shopping Center, with its 165 stores and restaurants conveniently located at the intersection of I-580 and I-680, opened in the late 1970s, bringing the metropolitan shopping experience to the Tri-Valley with Macy’s, Nordstrom, JC Penney and Sears as key anchor stores, complementing the charm and hometown ambiance of downtown Pleasanton. Together with San Francisco Premium Outlets in Livermore and Hacienda Crossings and Persimmon Place in Dublin, this area’s explosive growth has made our three cities “the hottest neighborhoods in America,” according to Business Insider. Just 45 minutes east of the Golden Gate Bridge, Pleasanton is known as “the Sunny Side of the Bay.” Enjoy all of these amenities by making Pleasanton Life your ready reference guide.

ABOUT THE COVER Three-year-old twins Benjamin and Kate Brewer romp in Pleasanton’s Orloff Community Park as their parents Jenny Brewer and her husband Jerry, who took this photo, watch. Cover design by Kristin Brown. 4 | Pleasanton Life 2016-2017

Jeb Bing

Gina Channell

Editor

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A robust year ahead for Pleasanton Corporate, retail growth fueling city’s appeal By Jeb Bing

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rom dedicating the new Patelco Sports Complex at Bernal Community Park in October to opening one of the largest Asian-influenced retail centers in the East Bay, Pleasanton is clearly on a roll in the coming months. The city also will be welcoming thousands of new residents who will be moving into apartment houses now under construction. New and expanding businesses will be adding several thousand new jobs. To accommodate this growth, the city is rebuilding and expanding streets while also installing an extensive underground system of pipes to carry recycled water for irrigating parks, business center landscaping and streetscapes. The $16.2 million Patelco complex that will open on Oct. 29 features stadium lighting for extended hours of play and three lighted synthetic-turf sports fields. The site also includes 48 acres of oak woodland called “Grand Meadow.” On Nov. 12, a new $390,000 Veterans Memorial at the top of the city-owned Pioneer Cemetery will be dedicated. The memorial will cap the efforts by the Pleasanton posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and service clubs to pay tribute to the more than 500 veterans who are buried there, including 21 Pleasanton soldiers who were killed in action or lost during the country’s conflicts. The memorial features monoliths and flag poles representing all military branches. A large granite platform, a bronze sculpture of a kneeling soldier, sitting benches and a granite star will be installed at the

WORKDAY

Workday, a fast-growing Pleasanton software company, will build this architecturally striking six-story glass and steel building between Stoneridge Mall Road and I-580. It will be one of the city’s tallest buildings.

base of the flag poles. Also this fall, Pleasanton will open its second dog park, a $300,000 off-leash, fenced-in park on a two-acre site at the Lagoon Road/ Bernal Avenue staging area of the Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail with separate runs and toys for large and small dogs. With 26,800 dogs now licensed in Pleasanton, the city’s current off-leash facility in Muirwood Park was simply too small. Across I-680, Workday — a company founded in 2005 by software visionaries Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri — is constructing a six-story headquarters building next to I-580 and the BART tracks. Workday has its roots in the former PeopleSoft company that was taken over by Oracle

CONTRIBUTED SKETCH

This Marina Food grocery store will anchor the 120,000-square-foot Asianfocused Pacific Pearl shopping center under construction at El Charro Road and Stoneridge Drive, set to open in 2017. 6 | Pleasanton Life 2016-2017

and already has a corporate campus on Stoneridge Mall Road. The new headquarters will be one of Pleasanton’s tallest buildings. Workday, which expects to grow to as many as 5,000 employees, also will be funding a new joint BART/ Pleasanton police service center on the ground floor of the BART parking garage to support law enforcement efforts on the north side of town. The new building will be completed and ready for occupancy in late 2017 or early 2018. Also ahead, either in December or January, the City Council is expected to adopt a master plan for building a new multimillion-dollar Civic Center and public library on a 27-acre site in the Bernal Community Park between Bernal and Valley avenues and alongside the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The complex would replace the aging Civic Center and City Hall on a 13-acre parcel at 200 Old Bernal Ave. and the library at Old Bernal and Bernal avenues, sites that will be turned into downtown-related residential and retail centers. Pleasanton’s municipal buildings are the oldest among the 13 cities in Alameda County. Much work needs to be done before construction can begin. The plan must be considered by various commissions, the Chamber of Commerce and then approved by Pleasanton voters in a measure to go to the ballot, probably in 2018. The plan also will be part of a

new Downtown Specific Plan to be considered in the coming months. Besides the civic center and library site, a citizens task force will consider other potential downtown developments, including off-street parking lots and garages, allowable building heights and acceptable retail uses. Beyond downtown, another retail development is underway with the construction of Pacific Pearl, a 120,000-square-foot Asian-focused community shopping center on 11.5 acres on the southwest corner of El Charro Road and Stoneridge Drive, across from the San Francisco Premium Outlets in Livermore. Anchored by Marina Food grocery store, it will include a variety of 20 to 30 restaurants, retail and service businesses. Developers plan to open the center in mid-to-late 2017. Work will be completed by the end of 2017 on the 185-unit Kottinger Gardens affordable senior housing project now under construction between Vineyard Avenue and Kottinger Drive. It is one of two rebuilds of distinct senior housing properties built in the 1960s and 1970s. Those living in the old Kottinger Place center, now torn down, have been living temporarily in similar housing and will be the first to choose their new apartments when this phase is completed. When this project is completed, work will begin on rebuilding Pleasanton Gardens on the other side of Kottinger Drive.


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PLEASANTON’S MUST-SEE EVENTS

Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund The Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign for the 2016-17 year will begin on Nov. 18. It is at this time that we ask our readers to turn their thoughts to supporting local nonprofit agencies and services that care for those in need year-round in our community.

Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting The holiday spirit will be merry and bright at the Hometown Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting and Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3 on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. The festive, community-based parade features marching bands playing Christmas music, other musical groups, Scouts, and of course, Santa at the end. The parade will be followed by the lighting of a holiday tree.

First Wednesday Street Parties

GOODGUYS

Classic cars like these are on display at Goodguys car shows here every year.

Dedication of Patelco Sports Complex The Patelco Sports Complex at Bernal Community Park will open on Saturday, Oct. 29. The 16-acre, multipurpose facility sports complex will feature stadium lighting for extended play and three lighted synthetic-turf sports fields available for year-round play.

Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony The dedication ceremony for the new Veterans Memorial at Pioneer Cemetery will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12. The memorial will feature seven monoliths, six flag poles representing each arm of the military branches, and a taller pole for the American and prisoners of war/missing in action flags. A large granite platform, a bronze sculpture of a kneeling soldier, sitting benches and a granite star will be installed at the base of the flag poles. The dedication will follow the Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade, held on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Veterans Day Parade The Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 6 will feature more than 100 marching, walking and motorized units, featuring military and veteran color guards, horses, jeeps, Girl Scout and Boy Scout organizations, elected 8 | Pleasanton Life 2016-2017

officials from Tri-Valley cities and veterans from Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea and even World War II. Immediately following the parade, the veterans groups will host a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Building at 301 Main St. with patriotic music to be provided by the Pleasanton Community Band.

Election Day Remember to vote this Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. A variety of federal, state and local elections and ballot measures will be contested this fall.

Kick off the months of warmer weather with Pleasanton Downtown Association’s First Wednesday Street Parties, the first Wednesday from May to September next year in downtown Pleasanton. Browse through vendor booths, stroll through the wine garden, take your little ones to the kid zone, taste delicious food and enjoy live entertainment.

Concerts in the Park Grab your blanket and get ready for marvelous, music-filled evenings with the summer Concerts in the Park every Friday night from 7-8:30 p.m. from June through August at Lions Wayside Park in downtown Pleasanton. Patrons are encouraged to pick up dinner to go from one of Pleasanton’s many fine downtown restaurants. Concerts feature an eclectic mix of music from rock, blues and big band to ‘50s and ‘60s oldies, soul and Latin rock.

Father’s Day Spirit Run The Rotary Club of Pleasanton will hold its annual Father’s Day Spirit Run on Sunday, June 18, 2017. The popular event traditionally provides family fun on Father’s Day as well as serves as a fundraiser for college scholarships and community and international Rotary Club projects. There’s a race or walk event for every member of the family, including the 10K run, a 5K run/walk and three separate Kids’ Challenge races for children ages 2-8.

Alameda County Fair Come to one of the biggest events of summer — the Alameda County Fair, from June 14-July 4, 2017. Enjoy the Big O Tires Concert Series with wonderful musicians and outstanding shows, carnival rides, classic fair food, the Demolition Derby, the Red, White and Brewfest, Youth Livestock Auctions and — one of Pleasanton’s favorite summertime events — the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.

152nd Scottish Highland Gathering & Games The 152nd Scottish Highland Gathering & Games comes to Pleasanton over Labor Day weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The games are a celebration of Scottish culture, traditions, competitions and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy concerts, highland dancing, the caber toss, piping and drumming, whisky tastings and more.

Harvest Wine Celebration Held on the Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend, local wineries celebrate 36 years of the Harvest Wine Celebration. Each winery hosts activities including wine tasting, arts, crafts and music. Wine lovers from all over the Bay Area and beyond come to enjoy this unique event. Tickets include wine tastings, commemorative Livermore Valley Wine Country glass, wine discounts and a program.

Goodguys car shows Come to the Goodguys 27th Autumn Get-Together the weekend of Nov. 12-13 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Explore over 2,500 American made or powered hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and more. Don’t miss the special indoor car show and custom bicycle exhibits, and check out the latest products and trends at over 100 vendor exhibits. Then, check out Goodguys’ other featured events during the next year, including the All American Get-Together March 25-26, 2017, the Summer Get-Together June 3-4, 2017 and the West Coast Nationals in Aug. 25-27, 2017 — all at the Pleasanton fairgrounds.

CHUCK DECKERT

Pleasanton’s famed Balloon Platoon show their “stuff” during the Hometown Holiday Parade.


PLEASANTON RECYCLES Help the city and county reach the goal of less than 10% of recyclable and compostable material in the trash by placing items in the right container.

Newspaper, Narrow-neck Plastic Bottles & Jugs

Cardboard C & Paperboard Boxes B

Magazines & Mails

Aluminum Cans & Foil Steel & Tin Cans

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Glass Bottles & Jars

Food-Spoiled Paper & Cardboard, Paper Towels & Napkins (Pizza Boxes, Paper Plates & Cups, Waxed Paper Container)

Plastic Tubs

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Waxed Paper Containers

Plastic (Bags, Flower Pots)

Plastics Bags

Treated or Coated Wood

Polystyrene or Foam Containers

Rocks, Dirt & Concrete

Paper Towels & Napkins Food Spoiled Paper & Cardboard Aerosol Cans Diapers

All Food Products (Including Meat, Bones, Eggs Shells, Pasta, Fruits and Vegetables)

Tea Bags,

Cat Litter & Pet Waste Diapers Feminine Products

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QUICK REFERENCE

California Public Utilities Long-Term Care Ombudsman Commission Consumer Affairs (510) 638-6878 Division Public Guardian’s Office Utility complaints: (800) 649-7570

Department of Motor Vehicles 6300 W. Las Positas Blvd. Pleasanton 94588 Services include vehicle registration and driver license/information (ID) cards. For faster service, make an appointment. (800) 777-0133 www.dmv.ca.gov

(510) 577-3585

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County Child Abuse Hotline (510) 259-1800 www.alamedasocialservices.org

National Do-Not-Call Registry www.donotcall.gov (888) 382-1222

Pleasanton Public Library

U.S. Postal Service www.usps.com (800) 275-8777 Pleasanton Main Office 4300 Black Ave. Pleasanton 94566 846-3204 Hacienda Branch 4682 Chabot Dr. Pleasanton 94588 847-9308

City of Pleasanton 200 Old Bernal Ave. Pleasanton 94566 931-5002 Call to obtain a business, bike or dog license, to run for City Council, if a tree branch falls in your yard, report a large pothole or if you have a city-related concern.

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department 3560 Nevada St. Pleasanton 94566 454-2361 (non-emergency) www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/fire * For emergencies, call 9-1-1.

Pleasanton Police Department 4833 Bernal Ave. Pleasanton 94566 931-5100 (non-emergency) Call non-emergency line to report an abandoned vehicle, non-injury traffic collision, animal cruelty or a lost animal, stolen bike, a noise complaint or to join a neighborhood watch program. 10 | Pleasanton Life 2016-2017

www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/police * For emergencies, call 9-1-1. Graffiti hotline Pleasanton: 931-5253

Garbage Service Pleasanton Garbage Service Inc. 3110 Busch Road Pleasanton 94566 846-2042 www.pleasantongarbageservice. com Refuse collection and curbside recycling

Pacific Gas & Electric (800) 743-5000

County Recorder 1106 Madison St. Oakland 94607 (510) 272-6362 Call to obtain a birth or death certificate or a marriage license. www.co.alameda.ca.us

Registrar of Voters 1225 Fallon St., G-1 Oakland 94612 (510) 267-8683

East County Animal Shelter 4595 Gleason Drive Dublin 94568 803-7040

Water/Sewer Service

Elder Abuse Prevention Resources

City of Pleasanton Utility billing: 931-5425 www.cityofpleasantonca.gov

Adult Protective Services hotline: (866) 225-5277 (510) 577-3500

Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) 7501 Dublin Blvd. Dublin 94568 828-0515 www.dsrsd.com

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ANIMAL SERVICES East Bay SPCA 4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin. The East Bay SPCA, and its Dublin Adoption Center, are committed to ending the euthanasia of all adoptable dogs and cats in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. It provides adoption services, affordable high-quality spay and neuter procedures, dog training classes and community education about responsible pet ownership. • 479-9670 • www.eastbayspca.org • email: info@eastbayspca.org • adoptions: customercare@eastbayspca.org East County Animal Shelter 4595 Gleason Drive, Dublin. The shelter is one of two run by the county. It impounds stray animals, picks up sick and injured animals, issues citations for violations, removes dead animals from public areas, rescues endangered animals, investigates inhumane treatment of animals and animal nuisance complaints, and issues dog licenses for unincorporated areas of the county and the city of Dublin. • 803-7040 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/police/animals/shelter.asp Pleasanton Animal Control 4833 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Call the Animal Services Bureau of the Pleasanton Police regarding all animal problems: lost, found, injured, bite, 12 | Pleasanton Life 2016-2017

abuse, barking dogs. • 931-5100 or 931-5122 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/police/animals/services.asp Tri-Valley Animal Rescue PO Box 11143, Pleasanton. Dog adoptions occur Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to the Pleasanton Farmers Market at First and Angela streets and cat adoptions are held at the Dublin Petsmart. TVAR does not accept surrendered animals from the public. TVAR volunteers are often available at the East County Animal Shelter, 4595 Gleason Drive in Dublin. • 803-7040 • www.tvar.org • email: contact@tvar.org Valley Humane Society 3670 Nevada St., Pleasanton. Adoptions come with appropriate vaccinations, neutering and include a free visit with a vet. Microchipping is also available. • 426-8656 • www.valleyhumane.org • email: msadek@valleyhumane.org

BUSINESS GROUPS Hacienda Business Park Owners Association 4305 Hacienda Dr., Ste. 330, Pleasanton. An organization of property owners in the Hacienda Business Park. The 875-acre park is one of the largest of its kind in Northern California and, at buildout, could hold up to 11.2 million

square feet of mixed-use space. • 734-6500 • www.hacienda.org • email: info@hacienda.org Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce 777 Peters Ave., Pleasanton. This independent, nonprofit corporation, which has 1,000 members, is devoted to creating economic opportunity and strengthening the business community. • 846-5858 • www.pleasanton.org • email: info@pleasanton.org Pleasanton Downtown Association 4725 First St., Suite 200, Pleasanton. The association is an organization of downtown merchants and business people. It sponsors community events such as the First Wednesday Street Party on the first Wednesday of the month May to September, Antique Faires, Art & Heritage Days, summer Concerts in the Park and two Wine Strolls each year. • 484-2199 • www.pleasantondowntown.net • email: info@pleasantondowntown.net Visit Tri-Valley 5075 Hopyard Road, Ste. 240, Pleasanton. The bureau is the official public relations, sales and marketing arm for Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville. • 846-8910 • www.visittrivalley.com • email: info@trivalleycvb.com

CAREER/JOB SERVICES Tri-Valley One Stop Career Center 6300 Village Pkwy, Suite 100, Dublin. Nonprofit career center that assists with employment. It offers job search, resume and interviewing skills workshops, resource library and a job bank. Career assessment tools are available, as are dedicated phone lines and a fax machine for job seekers to use. Services are free. • 560-9431 • www.trivalleyonestop.org Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program (ROP) 1040 Florence Road, Livermore. ROP teaches occupational classes to high school juniors and seniors in Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin. ROP also has two adult programs: cosmetology at the Dublin Beauty School, and water and wastewater treatment at the Dublin San Ramon Services District facilities. • 455-4800 • www.tvrop.org TriValleyJobs.com The cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore and San Ramon sponsor this website to help residents find employment close to home. It includes custom job searches, resume broadcasting and email alerts when matching jobs become available. • www.trivalleyjobs.com

CITY GOVERNMENT City of Pleasanton: Pleasanton Civic Center, 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. City Manager: Nelson Fialho. Governed by a mayor and four City Council members, the city of Pleasanton features a range of governmental services, including community and economic development, police, fire, engineering, community services, housing, operations services and city administration. • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov • 931-5002

COMMUNITY CENTERS Amador Recreation Center 4455 Black Ave., Pleasanton. The recreation center, located in the 23.5-acre Amador Valley Community Park, is the site for a variety of citysponsored classes for all ages. It is adjacent to the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center. • 931-5340 Century House 2401 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. Located at Bicentennial Park, this facility, which is a historic 1870 Victorian farmhouse, offers community classes and can also be rented for private functions. • 931-5340 Pleasanton Senior Center 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. The senior center, located in Centennial Park, offers a variety of classes and support groups for seniors 55 and older. Its large dining hall is the venue for the VIP club lunches, weekday Sage Cafe lunches and other events and classes for mature adults. The Peddler Shoppe offers gifts handmade by the seniors and is open to the public. • 931-5365 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/senior/center.asp Tennis & Community Park 5801 Valley Ave., Pleasanton. The tennis complex offers tennis lessons for adults and children, as well as a variety of other classes and camps. Club room or tennis court reservations can be made by phone. • 931-3449 Veterans Memorial Building 301 Main St., Pleasanton. This recently restored facility, built in 1932, houses the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and their functions. It is regularly used for city recreation classes and special events. Its large main hall is available for rental. • 931-5340

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services, assistive technology and peer support. • 371-1531 • www.crilhayward.org Dial-A-Ride Paratransit Service 1362 Rutan Ct., Ste. 100, Livermore. Pleasanton registered ADA clients can take advantage of this doorto-door registered transportation service during the hours that Pleasanton Paratransit is not operating. Call for pickup 24 hours to one week in advance. No same-day service. Fares are $3.50 each way. • 455-7510 • www.wheelsbus.com Keystone Adult Learning Center 1241 Quarry Lane, Ste. 145, Pleasanton. The mission of the Keystone Adult Learning Center is to provide opportunities for developmentally disabled adults to lead meaningful and active lives within the mainstream of the Tri-Valley community. Ages 22+ welcome. • 484-5330 • www.kalc.org • email: kalcdd@pacbell.net Pleasanton Paratransit Service 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. Doorto-door transportation service is available for Pleasanton residents age 60 and older and disabled Pleasanton residents age 18 and older who are ADA approved. Call for pickup 48 hours to two weeks in

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advance. No same-day service. • 931-5376 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/senior/transit.asp RADD - Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled RADD provides activities such as dining, sports, entertainment and recreation. Call to be added to mailing list for calendar of activities. • 931-5373 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/senior/radd.asp REACH (Resources, Education, Activities, Community, Housing) PO Box 5564, Pleasanton. The group’s goal is to provide safe, quality living environments where developmentally disabled residents learn self efficiency and live with dignity and respect. Check its website to see what household goods are needed for the homes. • 872-6517 • www.trivalleyreach.org • email: info@trivalleyreach.org

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP Domestic Violence Support Group 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore. Tri-Valley Haven, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless and battered women and their children, offers a domestic violence support group.

Call for meeting time and location. • crisis line: 449-5842 or (800) 884-8119 • administration: 449-5845 • www.trivalleyhaven.org Temporary Restraining Order Clinic This clinic is for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault at the Tri-Valley Haven satellite office, 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore, and in the Tri-Valley Haven Community Building. • Deanna at 449-5845

DRUG, ALCOHOL SERVICES Al-Anon Family Groups PO Box 1797, Pleasanton. Al-Anon Family Groups offers programs to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with problem drinking. Alateen, sponsored by Al-Anon, is a family recovery program for young people. Group meetings are held at various locations in the Tri-Valley at least once a day. • 277-7661 • www.alanontrivalley.org • email: help@alanontrivalley.org Alcoholics Anonymous Crossroads Fellowship, an AA support group for alcoholics, meets at 386 Preston Ct., Livermore. Special groups for women, newcomers and youths at Tri-Valley Fellowship,

3701 Old Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. Other locations available. • 829-0666 • 24-hour hotline: (888) 859-3230 • www.valleyservicecenter.org • email: info@valleyservicecenter.org Biletnikoff Foundation 7080 Donlon Way, Ste. 126, Dublin. A nonprofit organization that offers support for teens who have been affected by drug or alcohol abuse. • 556-2525 • www.biletnikoff.org • email: angela.biletnikoff25@ gmail.com Narcotics Anonymous This group assists in helping people in the TriValley and Contra Costa areas with problems of addiction. • 685-HELP (685-4357) • www.contracostana.org • email: admin@contracostana.org

FAMILY HISTORY Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society PO Box 901, Livermore. The group meets at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Ct., the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. It typically has three other meetings each month, two on genealogical software and a study group. • www.l-ags.org • email: president@l-ags.org

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Pleasanton Public Library Genealogical Collection 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Family Tree Maker software available for people to research family history. Some books are also available. • 931-3400

FARMERS MARKET Pleasanton Farmers Market Shop for fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and more on West Angela between First and Main streets downtown. Cats and dogs are also available for adoption. Hours: Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 825-9090 • www.pcfma.com

FOOD FOR THE NEEDY Alameda County Community Food Bank PO Box 2599, Oakland. The food bank’s toll free Emergency Food Hotline connects Alameda County residents with local emergency food programs and provides information about government nutrition programs such as food stamps and school meals. • (510) 635-FOOD (635-3663) • www.accfb.org • email: info@accfb.org Open Heart Kitchen 1141 Catalina Drive, #137, Livermore. Hot meals are served free-of-charge, no questions asked, to anyone in need. Five locations: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton, Friday 4-6 p.m.; Pathway Community Church, 6533 Sierra Lane, Dublin, Monday 4-6 p.m.; Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 460 North Livermore Ave., Livermore, Thursday and Friday 1-6 p.m.; Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Avenue, Livermore, Tuesday and Wednesday 12-6 p.m; and Seniors (62+) Ridgeview Commons Senior Center, 5200 Case Avenue, Pleasanton, every weekday 4-6 p.m. • Linda McKeever at 580-1616 • volunteer coordinator at 580-1619 • www.openheartkitchen.org • email: info@openheartkitchen.org Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry 418 Junction Ave., Livermore. The food pantry provides free groceries to low-income Tri-Valley residents. • 449-1664 • www.trivalleyhaven.org Valley Bible Church Food Pantry 7106 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton. Local churches, Scout groups, 4-H clubs and schools help keep the pantry stocked. • Kim Chew at 426-2492

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dation committed to raising funds for the Pleasanton Senior Center. • 931-5365 • www.seniorcenterfriends.org • email: info@seniorcenterfriends.org Friends of the Pleasanton Library Friends of the Library sponsors two book sales per year, held at the Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Proceeds go toward providing library programs, materials and equipment. • Nancy Bering at 462-4368 • www.friendsofthepleasanton library.org • email: nancybering@yahoo.com Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council PO Box 1298, Pleasanton. PCAC is a nonprofit fundraising foundation established by Pleasanton residents in conjunction with the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council to support construction and operation of public arts facilities. This includes the Firehouse Arts Center on Railroad Avenue. • 931-1111 • www.pleasantonarts.org • email: info@pleasantonarts.org Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation (PPIE) 333 Division St., Pleasanton. PPIE, a communitybased organization, exists to enhance learning experiences for students of the Pleasanton Unified School District through a partnership of business, education and the community. • 846-5620 • www.ppie.org • email: mail@ppie.org Pleasanton Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation (PSEE) PO Box 785, Pleasanton. PSEE is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that provides grants to the Pleasanton school system for music, art, science and other educational enrichment programs. The all-volunteer organization also funds the Pleasanton Schools Strings Program. • Denise at 200-8054 • www.psee.org • email: contact@psee.org Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund 5506 Sunol Blvd., Ste. 100, Pleasanton. This annual fund runs from Thanksgiving week to early January and provides contributors with an opportunity to donate to charities that serve the Pleasanton community, with 100% of all contributions being passed on to the charities with no administrative or other fees. For information, read Holiday Fund stories in the Pleasanton Weekly, which include a contribution coupon and list of community donors. • 600-0840 • email: editor@pleasantonweekly.com

Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation 1807 Santa Rita Road, D-182, Pleasanton. Its mission is to provide cancer patients, during their

treatment period, with financial assistance for complementary healing services. The foundation focuses on the five therapies that its founder experienced during her cancer journey: acupuncture, acupressure, therapeutic massage, guided/visual imagery and deep breathing meditation. • (866) 862-7270 • www.healingtherapiesfoundation.org

ValleyCare Charitable Foundation 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore. This nonprofit foundation, established in 1984, raises funds for Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare. It sponsors special events throughout the year, including its annual golf tournament in June and the Christmas Tree Lane in November. It helps fund the medical center, its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs, the Maternal/ Child Fund, the Intensive Care Unit, the ValleyCare Health Library and the Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center. • 373-4560 • www.valleycare.com/foundation

GARDEN CLUBS Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club PO Box 12093, Pleasanton. The club provides guest speakers and community outreach opportunities, such as maintaining the Sensory Garden at the Senior Center, an annual plant sale, Arbor Day planting and more. The club is open to anyone interested in gardening and visitors are welcome. Monthly meeting are held at Alisal Elementary School in the Multi-Purpose Room, 1454 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. • www.lavgc.org • email: vp_organization@lavgc.org

HEALTH AND SUPPORT SERVICES American Red Cross Give blood at the Pleasanton Blood Bank, 5556-B Springdale Ave. • (800) 733-2767 • www.redcross.org Axis Community Health 5925 West Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton. Axis Community Health offers services at various locations: 5925 West Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton: new medical clinic, integrated behavioral health, admin offices, enrollment services; 4361 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton: medical and enrollment services; 3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore: medical and enrollment services; 6666 Owens Drive, Pleasanton: mental health services, teen drug and alcohol program, DUI program; 1991 Santa Rita Blvd., Ste. H, Pleasanton: WIC nutrition program; 446 Lindbergh Ave., Livermore: adult drug and alcohol services, drug and alcohol testing services, drug diversion program, Proposition 36 program, IOP Program. • 201-6017 • www.axishealth.org

Bereavement Support Group of the Catholic Community This group of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. It is open to anyone of any faith and is held at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. In spring and fall, there is a eightweek bereavement workshop that meets weekly. • Mary Hagerty at 846-5377 Breast Cancer and Support Group of the Catholic Community The Breast Cancer and Support Group of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, room B, Pleasanton. All are welcome. • 484-5020 Cancer Support Group A free support group for people with cancer and their loved ones is held from 2 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Valley Care Health Library, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Ste. 270, Pleasanton. • 734-3313 • www.valleycare.com/servicesupport-groups.aspx Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center ValleyCare Medical Plaza, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Ste. 220, Pleasanton. The center offers community education seminars, diabetes and nutrition counseling and classes by physician referral only. It also runs several free diabetes support groups that meet at the center. • 416-6710 • www.valleycare.com/servicediabetes.aspx Hope Hospice 6377 Clark Ave., Ste. 100, Dublin. Hope Hospice provides medical and support services in an in-home setting for patients who are facing a life limiting illness with a prognosis of six months or less. Surviving family members are offered 18 months of grief support from the Bereavement Program. Groups for children, teens and adults and a resource library are available at no cost to the community. Call for meeting times. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • 829-8770 • www.hopehospice.com • email: info@hopehospice.com Live Beat Dads This group for fathers raising their children provides information on legal rights for fathers and mothers, including custody and child support issues. Child care is available. Meets at 1550 Springtown Blvd., #7E, Livermore. • Pete at 449-8436 • https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/ groups/livebeatdadsus/info


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Mothers with a Purpose This group works to raise awareness of the epidemic use of illicit drugs in our community. Its goal is to educate and provide resources to afflicted families. It meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Foothill High School, 4375 Foothill Rd., Pleasanton. • www.motherswithapurpose.org • email: info@MothersWithA Purpose.org NAMI Tri-Valley Family Support Group This group is provided for family/caregivers of adults with mental illness and meets from 7:15-9 p.m., on the second and fourth Monday of every month, at the Livermore Public Library, 1188 S Livermore Ave., Livermore. • Marsha McInnis at 980-5331 • www.nami-trivalley.org • email: marsha@nami-trivalley.org Overeaters Anonymous PO Box 11561, Oakland 94611. OA is a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating, starving and/or purging. They meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 678 Enos Way, Livermore. • 337-9118 • www.eastbayoa.org • email: info@eastbayoa.org

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Parkinson’s Support Group This Tri-Valley area support group, sponsored by the Parkinson’s Network of Mt. Diablo and the city of Pleasanton, is open to those with Parkinson’s disease and their families. Meetings are held at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. • 931-5365 Pleasanton Parks and Community Services PO Box 520, Pleasanton. The Parks and Community Services Department offers exercise and wellness classes including yoga, meditation, weight loss, hypnosis, aerobics and more. • 931-5340 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs Prostate Cancer Support Group This is a drop-in support group for men with prostate cancer and their families. It meets at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. • 933-0107 R~Quest 533 Peters Ave., Ste. 206, Pleasanton. R~Quest holds support groups for adults, adolescents, parents, families, women only and men only, covering a variety of concerns. These include drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders, recovery and relapse

prevention, and adult and youth intervention. • 426-0501 • www.rquest.org • email: marcy@rquest.org Self-Help for Clutter Get rid of clutter and discuss why it is a psychological issue, not an organizing issue. Meetings are at 100 Valley Ave, Pleasanton. • www.clutterlesseastbay.org • email: info@clutterlesseastbay.org Sexual Assault Support Group Tri-Valley Haven’s support group for women 18 years and older helps provide understanding and support for assault survivors. • 449-5845 • www.trivalleyhaven.org Taylor Family Foundation 5555 Arroyo Road, Livermore. Nonprofit foundation that provides medical care and psychiatric support for children with life threatening and chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities. It established Camp Arroyo in Livermore, a summer youth camp. • 455-5118 • www.ttff.org • email: ttff@ttff.org Tri-Valley Bipolar Support Group This group provides peer support for people with mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and depression. It

meets at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, Classroom 1, 3350 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. • Mark at (510) 227-0618 • www.dbsalliance.org • email: dbsa.trivalley@comcast.net Valley Pregnancy Center 5776 Stoneridge Mall Road, Ste. 200. Pleasanton. Valley Pregnancy Center strives to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs resulting from crisis or unplanned pregnancies and to help women make an informed decision by providing information on all available alternatives to abortion. The center offers free early pregnancy medical care and consultation, including ultrasound imaging. • 425-0414 • www.championsofvpc.org • email: info@valleypregnancy center.com ValleyCare Health Library and Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center ValleyCare Medical Plaza, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Ste. 270, Pleasanton. The health library offers personalized reference assistance and access to medical databases, including a Spanish video database, websites and articles. It also has more than 6,000 books, videos, DVDs, posters, models and interactive kits. • 734-3315 • www.valleycare.com

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HEALTH CLINICS AND HOSPITALS Axis Community Health 5925 West Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton. Nonprofit community clinic that provides medical care, drug and alcohol recovery services, mental health counseling, DUI and court-ordered programs and the WIC program. • 462-1755 • www.axishealth.org Eden Medical Center 20103 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley 94546. This health facility offers many centers of excellence including orthopedics, rehabilitation, breast imaging, childbirth, women’s health, stroke care, adult psychiatry and cancer care. Eden is the regional trauma center for Southern Alameda County and home to the Sutter East Bay Neuroscience Center. • main number: (510) 537-1234 • physician referrals: (800) 4SUTTER (478-8837) • www.edenmedicalcenter.org John Muir Health 5860 Owens Drive, Pleasanton. John Muir Health and San Ramon Regional Medical Center offer a jointly-operated Pleasanton Outpatient Center. Health care providers and services available at the center include primary, pediatric and specialty care as well as imaging and laboratory services. Urgent care

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services are available seven days a week during daytime hours. • 224-0800 • www.johnmuirhealth.com Kaiser Permanente 7601 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. This health facility offers outpatient services, adult primary care, allergy services, dermatology services, health education, laboratory, mental health services, minor injury clinic, ophthalmology, optometry, pediatrics, physical therapy, podiatry, radiology, urology, women’s health clinic, orthopedics and a pharmacy. Must be a member of Kaiser to be treated at this facility. • 847-5100 • www.kaiserpermanente.org Palo Alto Medical Foundation 4050 Dublin Blvd., Dublin. The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Dublin Center is a spacious new facility and provides family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, laboratory and x-ray, urgent care, and a community health resource center. • 875-6100 • www.pamf.org/dublin San Ramon Regional Medical Center 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. In operation since 1990, the full-service acute care hospital has 123 beds, 24-hour

emergency services, as well as comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. Its family birthing center features private rooms with baths, a neonatal intensive care nursery and a pediatrician from Children’s Hospital Oakland on duty 24 hours a day. • main number: 275-9200 • physician referrals: 275-8230 • www.sanramonmedctr.com Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare 5555 W. Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton. The medical center, part of Stanford Health Care. It offers pediatrics, medical, surgical, maternal, child and critical care services. Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare also has a Livermore campus, which offers a health and wellness center and outpatient services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, outpatient surgery and urgent care. Open 24 hours. • 847-3000 • www.valleycare.com Veterans Medical Center 4951 Arroyo Road, Livermore. The Livermore Division of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System has a 120-bed nursing home and 20 sub-acute care beds as well as an outpatient clinic. Open only to veterans. • 373-4700 • www.paloalto.va.gov

HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society 603 Main St., Pleasanton. The society runs the Museum On Main, where the public can attend special events, and view permanent and changing exhibits of historical artifacts. It also sells history books, miniatures and postcards at its gift shop. • 462-2766 • www.museumonmain.org • email: info@museumonmain.org Native Sons of the Golden West Las Positas Parlor 96 The goal of this club of native-born Californians is the preservation of California history. It also hosts dedications of historical sites. The group meets at 2160 1st St., Livermore. • 373-9010 • www.nsgw.org

HOUSING HELP City of Pleasanton Housing Specialist 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Housing specialist Fran Reisner provides information about affordable rental, ownership and senior housing. • 931-5011 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/ resident/housing • email: housing@cityofpleasanton ca.gov

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Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center 350 Sonic Ave, Second Floor, Livermore. The center offers homebuyer education classes and credit and budget counseling at various locations in the Tri-Valley. It is also a referral service to community partners providing affordable housing opportunities. Hours: MondayThursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • 373-3130 • www.tvhoc.org • email: info@tvhoc.org

LAW Legal Assistance for Seniors/ Tri-Valley Project 1970 Broadway, Ste. 300, Oakland. Nonprofit legal firm provides legal assistance to low- and moderate-income seniors with critical legal problems affecting their ability to survive and maintain autonomy. Emphasis is on basic needs: income, health care, physical safety and independence. Its programs include the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). • (510) 832-3040 • www.lashicap.org • email: contact@lashicap.org

MOTHERS CLUBS Mothers of Preschoolers 7106 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets for speakers, crafts, snacks and discussions. Newborns can stay with mom and the children have their own age-specific classes. If you are new to mothering or to the area, you can join to relax a bit and meet other moms. • 227-1301 • https://sites.google.com/site/trivalleymopsmoms • email: info@thecrossing.org Pleasanton Mothers Club PO Box 10141, Pleasanton. Pleasanton’s largest club, with more than 400 members, for families with children ages 0-5. Enjoy events for moms, children and families throughout the year along with education and play groups. • www.pleasantonmothersclub.org Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club The club provides support services for mothers of twins, triplets or more, including “Mom-to-Mom” individual help, a Preemie Closet, play groups, one-on-one mentoring and “Helping Hands,” which assists with meals, transportation and babysitting for members in crisis situations. • www.tvmotc.org

POLITICAL GROUPS ACT NOW PO Box 2743, Dublin. The National Organization for Women takes action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society exercising all

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its privileges and responsibilities in equal partnership with men. NOW opposes laws or activities that deny or limit women’s rights, status or access. • www.freewebs.com/actnow1 • email: ACTNOWpresident@yahoo. com

League of Women Voters of Livermore-Amador Valley PO Box 702, Livermore. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. • www.lav.ca.lwvnet.org • email: lavlwv@comcast.net Tri-Valley Democratic Club PO Box 11886, Pleasanton. Meet other area Democrats, discuss community outreach and hear civic and party leaders speak. Open to registered Democrats. Meets at IBEW Hall, Local 595, 6250 Village Pkwy., Dublin. • Ellis Goldberg at 831-8355 • www.trivalleydems.com • email: EllisG237@aol.com Tri-Valley Republican Women Federated The group promotes an informed public through political education and activity. Guest speakers at each dinner meeting discuss various political issues. • Co-president, Phyllis Couper at 462-4931 • Co-president, Rebecca Potts at 294-4013 • www.trivalleyrepublicanwomenfederated.org • email: info@trivalleyrepublicanwomenfederated.org

RADIO & TV STATIONS KKIQ 101.7 FM 7901 Stoneridge Drive, Ste. 525, Pleasanton. KKIQ strives for quality, consistent broadcasting and commitment to the Alameda, Contra Costa and San Joaquin communities. Its format is considered to be “hot adult contemporary.” • 455-4500 • www.kkiq.com • email: gm@kkiq.com Tri-Valley Community Television - TV30 4663 Bernal Ave., Ste. B, Pleasanton. TV30, which operates channels 28, 29 and 30, is a California nonprofit corporation created and funded mainly through Comcast fees on cable subscriber bills and by the three cities of Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin to provide local information about these communities on television. Channel 30 programming includes local sports, lifestyle, public affairs and educational shows. Channels 28 and 29 air Tri-Valley school board and City Council meetings. • 462-3030 • www.tri-valleytv.org

RECYCLING AND HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL Alameda County Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility 5584 La Ribera St., Livermore. Accepts household hazardous waste such as cleaners, paints and painting products, motor oil, filters, antifreeze, transmission and brake fluid and other auto products, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other garden products, pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light tubes and household and auto batteries. Does not accept TVs, computers, microwaves, refrigerators or other machinery or equipment. • (800) 606-6606 • www.stopwaste.org • email: acwma@stopwaste.org Eyeglasses Donation The Lions Club collects used eyeglasses and donates them to those in need. Donations can be made at the bin in front of the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Lenscrafters in Stoneridge Mall also accepts eyeglass donations for its “Gift of Sight” program. • www.pleasantonlionsclub.org Pleasanton Garbage Service 3110 Busch Road, Pleasanton. Provides Pleasanton’s residential and commercial garbage pickup, removes and sorts recyclable materials from the collected trash. It also offers curbside recycling of greenwaste and food scraps. Residents can also dump non-hazardous trash at its Transfer Station and bring recyclable trash to its Recycling Center, both on site. • 846-2042 • www.pleasantongarbageservice.com • info@pleasantongarbageservice.com

StopWaste.Org 1537 Webster St., Oakland. The Authority manages a long-range program for development of solid waste facilities and offers a wide variety of programs in the areas of waste reduction, recycling, home composting, green building, business recycling assistance, funding, market development, technical assistance and public education. • (510) 891-6500 • www.stopwaste.org • email: info@stopwaste.org

SENIORS Affordable Housing For a list of low-income senior housing, visit the city of Pleasanton’s website. • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/ resident/housing/seniors • 461-3042 Dublin Senior Center 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. The Dublin Senior Center offers a variety of classes, activities and programs that engage the mind, body and spirit. It provides a lunch program, a newsletter, class-

es and activities, special programs including public forums and holiday events, and trips and tours. • 556-4511 • www.dublin.ca.gov • seniorctr@dublin.ca.gov Emotional Wellness Support Group This alcohol and drug recovery program for seniors age 60 and older meets every other Thursday from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. • 931-5393 Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) offers free individual counseling to seniors on billing, claims and other questions about Medicare, HMOs and other health and long-term care insurance by appointment only at the Pleasanton and Dublin Senior Centers. • (800) 434-0222 • Pleasanton Senior Center: 931-5365 • Dublin Senior Center: 556-4511 Open Heart Kitchen 1141 Catalina Drive, Ste. 137, Livermore. Open Heart Kitchen serves meals five days a week to low-income seniors from 4-5:30 p.m. at Ridge View Commons, 5200 Case Ave. • Linda McKeever at 580-1616 • www.openheartkitchen.org • email: info@openheartkitchen.org Pleasanton Senior Center 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. The Pleasanton Senior Center offers the following: a personal computer group, Internet access workstation, Pleasanton V.I.P. Senior Club, Senior Meals, local day trips, crafts classes, a woodshop program, Senior Players Theater Group, community lectures, dances, support groups, information and referral, health screenings, income tax assistance, legal assistance, health insurance and Medicare counseling, volunteer opportunities, exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, bridge, daytime bingo and more. • 931-5365 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/senior/center.asp Senior Health Screening 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. The Senior Support Program conducts health screening at the Senior Center, including blood pressure and cholesterol checks; hemoccult, diabetes, urine and hearing tests; nutrition counseling; foot care; and medication review. • appointments: 931-5365 Senior Mature Adults Program (MAP) The Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton offers a program for seniors to get together for films and refreshments. • 931-3400 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/senior/center.asp 2016-2017 Pleasanton Life | 19


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Senior Support Program of the TriValley 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. Provides programs for in-home registry, drug and alcohol counseling, caregivers support and case management. Always looking for volunteers for its Friendly Visitor program. • 931-5379 • www.ssptv.org • info@ssptv.org Spectrum Community Services Inc. Spectrum provides daily Meals on Wheels for frail, ill, homebound elders and dining hall meals for seniors, with lunches at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Call by 1 p.m. the day before to reserve. Suggested donations for meals are $3.25-$4.75. • reservations: (510) 881-0300 • www.spectrumcs.org The Parkview Assisted Living 100 Valley Ave., Pleasanton. Of the 105 units in the facility, 31 are set aside for low-income seniors, making it one of the largest blocks of affordable assisted-living housing in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The common areas include a living room, library, wellness center, multipurpose rooms, a community dining area and a private dining room. The facility also has a memory care wing for those with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. • 461-3042 • www.eskaton.org/parkview.html Widowed Men and Women of Northern California PO Box 1701, Pleasanton. Social group for men and women who have lost a spouse. Get together for plays, dinners, lunches and more. • Rose at 462-9636 Wiesner Memorial Senior Fund 4444 East Ave., Livermore. This local nonprofit organization helps adults 60 and older by giving one-time emergency grants for medical supplies, treatment or equipment; utility bills; appliance repairs; or any other critical need. Apply through the Senior Support Program at the Senior Center. Staff will assist with applications. • 373-5760

SERVICE GROUPS Amador Valley Lions Club Members collect used eyeglasses and donate them to those in need, provide eye surgery for people in developing countries and host various fundraisers throughout the year. • www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/amadorvalley Assistance League of Amador Valley PO Box 11843, Pleasanton. This volunteer organization offers many programs, including Assault Survivor Kits, Cares About the Retired and Elderly, Operation School Bell, and Screening Eyes Early. The 20 | Pleasanton Life 2016-2017

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organization accepts donations and is in involved in grant writing. New members are welcome. • 461-6401 • www.amadorvalley.assistance league.org • email: assistanceleagueamadorvalley@yahoo.com Pleasanton Lions Club PO Box 266, Pleasanton. Members collect used eyeglasses and donate them to those in need, support diabetesrelated issues, provide eye surgery for developing countries and host various fundraisers throughout the year. Meets Meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Regalia House, 4133 Regalia Ct., Pleasanton. • www.pleasantonlionsclub.org • 462-9498 Pleasanton Masonic Lodge #321 3370 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. The Masonic Fraternity is one of the largest charitable organizations in the U.S., which includes the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. The Pleasanton lodge supports local charitable organizations. The lodge was chartered in 1894. • 462-8424 • www.calodges.org/no321 Pleasanton North Rotary Club PO 1142, Pleasanton. World’s largest service organization that does community and worldwide service projects. Meets at 11:45a.m. every Friday at Handles Gastropub, 855 Main Street, Pleasanton for fellowship, lunch and interesting and informative programs. • www.pnr-rotary.org Rotary Club of Pleasanton PO Box 352, Pleasanton. The Rotary Club works to benefit charitable organizations in the community, funding scholarships and generally promoting good citizenship. • www.pleasantonrotary.org Tri-Valley Rotary PO Box 12545, Pleasanton. The Rotary is a local and international community service organization. Meetings are at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Castlewood Country Club Grill, 707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton. • www.trivalleyrotary.org • email: info@trivalleyrotary.org

SHELTERS Shepherd’s Gate 1660 Portola Ave., Livermore. Shepherd’s Gate provides a safe haven for women and their children who are homeless because of abusive relationships, addictions, loss of financial support and other factors. Christ-centered services include professional counseling, drug and alcohol recovery, parenting classes, job and career training. • 443-4283 or (888) 216-4776 • www.shepherdsgate.org • email: shepgate@shepherdsgate.org

Sojourner House 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore. Sojourner House, which is run by Tri-Valley Haven, is a homeless shelter for families and single women with 16 beds and a maximum stay of six months. The organization also runs a domestic violence shelter for women and children with a maximum stay of 120 days. Locations undisclosed. The shelter is open 24hours a day, but does not have a 24hour emergency homeless response. Hours: shelter open 24 hours daily. Admin: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. • 449-2510 • www.trivalleyhaven.org Tri-Valley Haven 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore. Tri-Valley Haven provides a shelter for battered women and children, counseling, a legal clinic and other practical assistance. It also has a 24-hour crisis line and community violence prevention and education services. Hours: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. • admin office: 449-5845 • 24-hour crisis line: (800) 884-8119 or 449-5842 • www.trivalleyhaven.org

SISTER CITIES Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association PO Box 5283, Pleasanton. Tulancingo, Mexico has been sister city to Pleasanton for 25 years. The association, which is open to everyone, promotes friendship between the two countries by meaningful cultural exchanges for adults and a student exchange program. A room with Mexican treasures that were gifts to Pleasanton is located in City Hall, next to the Public Works Department. • Jorge at 462-6723 • www.ptsca.org • email: info@ptsca.org Pleasanton/Blairgowrie/Fergus Sister City Organization PO Box 10162, Pleasanton. Pleasanton is sister city with Blairgowrie, Scotland and Fergus, Ontario, Canada. The program offers cultural learning experiences, Celtic genealogical resources, social activities and events and hosts a student exchange for high school juniors and seniors. • www.pbsco.org • president@pbsco.org

SOCIAL SERVICES Alameda County Social Services 3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore. Takes applications for assistance for all major social service aid types: CalWorks, food stamps, and MediCal. Apply for assistance in person. • 455-0747 • www.alamedasocialservices.org Birthright Pregnancy Support Center 1520 Catalina Ct., Bldg. C, Livermore. Birthright is a pregnancy

support service that provides free pregnancy tests, maternity and baby clothing, diapers and medical and professional referrals, such as adoption. All services are free and confidential. • 449-5887 • www.birthright.org Wesley Youth Homes 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton. Wesley Youth Homes offers a home for abused and neglected teenage girls, and provides therapeutic services, an educational specialist and tutoring and round-the-clock supervision. Placement is through child protective services. • 426-8801 WIC Infant Supplemental Nutrition Program 1991 Santa Rita Road, Ste. H, Pleasanton. Supplemental food and nutrition educational program for pregnant women, infants and children. Based on income eligibility and residence in Alameda County. Offers monthly classes in nutrition and breast-feeding. • 462-2365 • www.axishealth.org

SPECIAL INTEREST CLUBS Amador Valley Quilters PO Box 955, Pleasanton. Meetings are held at Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton and include a business meeting, program and time for sharing projects. Visitors welcome. • www.amadorvalleyquilters.org ��� email: mail@amadorvalleyquilters.org

Daughters of the American Revolution The Jose Maria Amador Chapter can help you find your roots. Chapter focuses on community and patriotism. Call for meeting place in Pleasanton. • www.pleasanton.californiadar.org • dggrome@comcast.net Daughters of the British Empire The John McLaren Roses of Britain welcomes newcomers and longtime residents to join the group for tea and a chat. Members are British or of recent British ancestry. • www.Dbenca.org Del Valle Folk Dancers 2466 8th Street, Livermore. Group welcomes beginning and experienced dancers to join in Balkan, Israeli and other international dances. Dress is casual. Call for locations. • 447-8020 • george.pavel@gmail.com Pleasanton Community Toastmasters 4530 Sandalwood Drive, Pleasanton. Anyone interested in improving public speaking, leadership and communication skills is welcome. • 216-7277 • www.pleasantontoastmasters.com • email: pctm4762@pleasantontoastmasters.com


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Pleasanton Newcomers Club PO Box 172, Pleasanton. PNC is a great way for new and established residents to meet new friends, keep in touch with old friends, have fun, and become acquainted with neighborhoods, merchants, restaurants, professional services and the community. Interest groups are as diverse as the membership. • 215-8405 • www.PleasantonNewcomers.com • email: pnewcomers@gmail.com Tri-Valley MacIntosh Users Group PO Box 11564, Pleasanton. TMUG meets at Village High School, 4645 Bernal Ave, Pleasanton. The group has guest speakers and discussion groups. • Bob Dougherty at 556-3302 • email: arsi@pobox.com Tri-Valley Woodcarvers Club The club, a member of the California Carvers Guild, is focused on teaching, sharing and promoting the art of wood carving. It meets at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. • Bob at 443-5632 • www.tri-valleycarvers.com • email: trivalleywoodcarversclubemail@yahoo.com Walk ‘n’ Talk Every Saturday “Walking ‘n’ talking makes healthy activity time fly by,” says W. Ron

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Sutton, founder and sponsor of World Walk to Wellness, which, since 2010, has hosted walks every Saturday morning. Free and open to the public, the walks take place in parks in Pleasanton, Livermore, and Sunol, sometimes led by “Walk Stars” (guest leaders) who offer special guided tours, such as nature and art walks. These 1- and 2-hour walks begin at 8:30 a.m. in spring and summer, 9 a.m. in fall and winter. • email: walks@WorldWalkTo Wellness.org

VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS Ambrose D. Regalia V.F.W. Post 6298 Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St., Pleasanton. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is a veterans’ organization for men and women who served at least 30 days in any foreign military conflict. The nonprofit organization is involved in community support activities. • 967-3183 • www.pleasantonvfw.org Ambrose D. Regalia Women’s Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 6298 Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St., Pleasanton. The auxiliary assists the Veterans of Foreign Wars with projects, making donations to

the veterans’ hospital and seniors of Pleasanton. The club sponsors a holiday boutique in October. • www.pleasantonvfw.org American Legion Pleasanton Post 237 Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St., Pleasanton. For all men and women veterans. Provides benefits to veterans, assists fellow veterans and their families, sponsors Scout troops and school activities and teaches flag etiquette and Americanism. • 249-1559 Pleasanton Military Families This group provides support to Pleasanton families with loved ones deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. It has meetings and “pack outs” of comfort and care items for deployed members of the armed forces. • www.pleasantonmilitaryfamilies.org • email: pmfsg.ca@gmail.com

Operation SAM PO Box 2992, Livermore. Operation Supporting All Military (SAM) is a Tri-Valley group that ships comfort packages to U.S. troops all over the world, especially to Iraq and Afghanistan. Check the website for events. • 443-7620 • www.operationsam.org • email: operationsam@comcast.net

Yellow Streamers on Main Contact Chris Miller for information on the placement of a yellow streamer for a military person on Main Street. • 730-1604 • email: millercj3@comcast.net

WOMEN’S CLUBS American Association of University Women PO Box 661, Livermore. Members of the Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin branch seek personal lifelong development and advocate social change and public policy consistent with gender equity. Members can participate in monthly programs, interest group meetings and other activities. Funds are raised during the year for local projects, scholarships, the AAUW Educational Foundation and the Legal Advocacy Fund. • www.lpd-ca.aauw.net

YMCA Tri-Valley YMCA 5000 Pleasanton Ave., Ste. 220, Pleasanton. The YMCA offers summer camp, school age child care, youth sports, dads and kids, youth and government, team programs and more. • 263-4444 • www.ymcaeastbay.org • email: tvinfo@ymcaeastbay.org

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Child Care Links 6601 Owens Drive Suite 100, Pleasanton. Child Care Links acts as a link between government, social service agencies and families, and assists child care providers and employers. Services include information on how to find quality child care and free referrals. Income-eligible families can receive financial assistance for child care. The agency also provides training and support to child care providers. • 417-8733 • www.childcarelinks.org • email: mail@childcarelinks.org

Parks and Community Services Classes 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. The Parks and Community Services Department offers youth classes including sports, fitness, arts, crafts, music, dance, drama, camps and more. • 931-5340 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Public Library Programs 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. The Pleasanton Public Library offers programs for children and teens such as Paws to Read (a reading program for grades 1-5), Friday Storytime, Spanish Storytime, Toddler Laptime, Bookleggers, Upper Elementary and Middle School book clubs, and the Teen Advisory Group. The library also hosts a summer reading program for all ages and sponsors an annual book writing award program. • 931-3400 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/ services/library 22 | Pleasanton Life 2016-2017

OUTINGS Alviso Adobe Community Park 3465 Old Foothill Rd., Pleasanton. This interpretive park has a replica of a milking barn, historical adobe, amphitheater and bunkhouse. It hosts many educational programs throughout the year. • 931-3479 • email: alvisoadobe@cityofpleasantonca.gov • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/adobe Nature House 519 Kottinger Drive, Pleasanton. Located at McKinley Park, the Nature House holds classes focusing on nature and art for all ages. Summer camps are also available. • 931-5340 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/

Ballistic United Soccer Club 275 Rose Avenue, Suite 209, Pleasanton. The Ballistic United Soccer Club is for boys ages 4-19 in Pleasanton and its surrounding unincorporated areas. BUSC and the Pleasanton Rage are the affiliated branches of the Pleasanton Youth Soccer League. • 463-6313 • www.busc.org CYO Basketball League play for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Registration is held August to Labor Day with evaluations completed in early September. League practice is held in October and play is November to February. • www.ccopcyo.org CYO Track This program, run by the Catholic Communities of Pleasanton, introduces children grades 1-8 to track and cross country. The track program is held in the spring. The cross country program is held in the fall. • Mark at 426-5375 • www.ccopcyo.org • email: mworrell@sbcglobal.net Kidz Love Soccer The city’s program gives children ages 3 1/2 to 12 the chance to learn basic soccer skills. Courses run for six weeks and are held at Amador Valley Community Park. Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer is offered for ages 2 to 3 1/2. • 931-5340 • www.kidzlovesoccer.com Lady Hustle Fast Pitch PO Box 5252, Pleasanton 94566. Lady Hustle Fast Pitch is a year-round traveling softball team for girls ages 12-18 with elite softball skills. • Teresa Borchard at 785-0846 • www.ladyhustlefastpitch.com Pleasanton Foothill Little League Baseball PO Box 1676, Pleasanton. Spring season only. Open to children ages 5-18. Games are held at Pleasanton Sports Park. PFLL is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance. • www.pfllonline.org • email: Chuck Brown at brown12399@hotmail.com Pleasanton Girls Softball League PO Box 911, Pleasanton. Open to girls kindergarten through age 18. Season runs the end of March to early June with two games per week. • Greg Chandler at 570-4423 • www.pleasantonsoftball.org Pleasanton Junior Football League Flag and contact football league for ages 8-14, as well as cheerleading for girls ages 8-14. The season runs August to November. Registration is February to April. • www.pjfl.com Pleasanton Lacrosse Club Open to boys and girls ages 9-15. Registration is from September to November for a spring season from February to May. For summer season (July to August), registration is in April/May. • www.pleasantonlacrosse.com

Pleasanton Little League PO Box 461, Pleasanton. PLL is a youth baseball program for children ages 5-18. The league is separated into divisions covering different age and skill levels, including children with special needs. Games are held at the Pleasanton Sports Park. Season runs March to July. • www.pleasantonnational.org Pleasanton RAGE Girls Youth Soccer Club Club office: 173 Spring St., Ste. 100, Pleasanton. This girls soccer club for ages 5-18 supports the youth of Pleasanton and its surrounding unincorporated areas. Pleasanton RAGE and the Ballistic United Soccer Club for boys are part of the Pleasanton Youth Soccer League. • 251-9116 • www.pleasantonrage.org • rage-president@pleasantonrage.org Pleasanton Youth Basketball PO Box 520, Pleasanton. Pleasanton Youth Basketball offers youth in grades 1-12 the opportunity to play in competitive Saturday leagues during the winter. Also offered is a preseason clinic for players to prepare for league play. Check the city’s activities guide during the fall season. • 931-3437 • http://www.cityofpleasantonca. gov/gov/depts/cs/sports/youth.asp • nvelazquez@cityofpleasantonca.gov Seahawks Swim Team A group swim team for ages 4-20. Practices are held five days a week at Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center, 4455 Black Ave. All levels are welcome. • VIP-SWIM (847-7946) • www.pleasantonseahawks.org • email: info@pleasantonseahawks.org Tennis Camps and Lessons 5801 Valley Ave., Pleasanton. Week-long tennis half- and full-day camps are offered all summer at the city tennis complex for ages 7-16. Personal lessons and small tennis classes are offered year-round. • 931-3449 • cyrilm@lifetimetennis.com • www.lifetimetennis.com/Pleasanton/Home.htm

YOUTH SERVICE GROUPS Boy Scouts of America 1001 Davis St., San Leandro. Open to boys first grade through age 18. A co-ed program is available to boys and girls ages 14-20. The San Francisco Bay Area Headquarters in San Leandro supports several thousand Pleasanton Scouts. • (510) 577-9000 • www.sfbac.org • email: Barbara.Trujillo@scouting.org

Girl Scouts — Crossroads Association Girl Scouts is open to girls ages 5-17. This Girl Scouts association, which covers Pleasanton, Dublin and Sunol, has about 160 troops. • www.crossroadsgirlscouts.com


EDUCATION Pleasanton Unified School District 4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Superintendent: Rick Rubino. Approximate enrollment, 14,800. Governed by a five-member board of trustees, the PUSD district includes nine elementary and three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school, alternative programs and adult education programs. • 462-5500 • www.pleasantonusd.net Sunol Glen Unified School District 11601 Main St., Sunol. Superintendent and principal: Molleen Barnes. Opened in 1925. The one-school district is a K-8 public school with a preschool operating on its campus. The school offers small classes with a curriculum aligned with the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) to enable students to successfully transfer to PUSD high schools. • 862-2026 • www.sunol.k12.ca.us

PRIVATE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS Athenian School 2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville. Head of School: Eric Niles. Opened in 1965. Class size: average 15-17. Private middle and high school located on a 75-acre campus near Mt. Diablo. The school offers day classes for grades 6-8 as well as day classes and boarding for students in grades 9-12. • 837-5375 • www.athenian.org Hacienda School 3800 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Director: Jo Anne Camara. Students in grades 1-8 are encouraged to accelerate their learning at their own pace. Students complete their assignments with their teachers during the extended day. The school is on a year-round schedule. • 485-5750 • www.headsup.org • email: hacienda@headsup.org Our Savior Lutheran School 1385 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore. Principal: Evan Anwyl. Pre-K-8 with a teacherto-student ratio ranging from 1-6 up to 1-26. The school offers beforeand after-school care. • 447-1246 • www.oslnet.org/k8_home.php Quarry Lane School (Dublin) 6363 Tassajara Road, Dublin. The Jr. K-12 school includes an after-school enrichment program for students. It has two smaller campuses in Pleasanton. • 829-8000 • www.quarrylane.org Quarry Lane School (Pleasanton) East Campus: 3750 Boulder St., Pleasanton. This campus offers full day programs for infant through Pre-K. Its Pleasanton West campus,

4444-B Black Ave., offers preschool and Pre-K programs. • East Campus: 846-9400 • West Campus: 462-6300 • www.quarrylane.org Primrose School of Pleasanton 7110 Koll Center Pkwy., Pleasanton. This accredited private preschool offers childcare and educational services to prepare students for elementary. The school prides itself on effectively communicating with parents and helping foster students’ social-emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development. • 600-7746 • www.primrosepleasanton.com St. Michael Catholic School 345 Church St., Livermore. Principal: Bernadette Brehm. Tuition determined on annual basis. The Catholic school offers K-8 education as well as before- and after-school care. • 447-1888 • www.smsliv.org St. Philip Lutheran School 8850 Davona Drive, Dublin. Principal: Trudy Packard. Class size: 20 or less. Located on church grounds, this preschool-8th grade school has credentialed teachers, small classes and extended-hours care for K-8 from 7-8:30 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. • 829-3857 • www.stphiliplutheranschool.com • email: info@stphilipchurch.com St. Raymond Catholic School 11557 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Principal: Catherine Deehan. The K-8 Catholic school includes before- and afterschool care. • 828-4064 • www.straymondschool.org Stratford School 4576 Willow Road, Pleasanton. Elementary principal: Maureen Christensen. Preschool principal: Amina Saiyed. Stratford opened in 1999 in Danville and now has 15 campuses in the Bay Area to offer preschool through 5th grade. • 737-0001 • www.stratfordschools.com • pls@stratfordschools.com Valley Christian Elementary School 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin. Principal: Michelle Fitch. Tuition elementary school $10,600 (first child). Grades TK-5. • 560-6270 • www.valleychristianschools.org Valley Montessori School 1273 N. Livermore Ave., Livermore. Head of School: Ann Clark. Small class sizes and an integrated academic curriculum are features of the school, which serves toddlers through 8th grade. Extended after-hours care available. • 455-8021 • www.valleymontessorischool.com Montessori School of Pleasanton 3420 Cornerstone Court Pleasanton. New education facility opened in 2014 to serve students from ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old. The school’s cur-

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riculum allows for students to work at their own pace in a non-competitive atmosphere. • 484-3300 • www.montessori-pleasanton.com

PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS Athenian School 2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville. Head of School: Eric Niles. Opened in 1965. Private middle and high school located on a 75-acre campus near Mt. Diablo. The school offers day classes and boarding for students in grades 9-12. It also offers day classes for grades 6-8. • 837-5375 • www.athenian.org Carondelet Catholic High School 1133 Winton Drive, Concord. Principal: Kevin Cushing. Opened in 1965. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the all-girls Catholic high school offers a full college preparatory curriculum. • 686-5353 • www.carondelet.net De La Salle Catholic High School 1130 Winton Drive, Concord. President: Mark DeMarco. This all-boys Catholic high school offers a full college preparatory curriculum. • 288-8100 • www.dlshs.org

Moreau Catholic High School 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. Principal: Lisa Tortorich. This co-ed Catholic high school offers a full college preparatory program in the Holy Cross tradition. • (510) 881-4300 • www.moreaucatholic.org Quarry Lane High School (Dublin) 6363 Tassajara Road, Dublin. The guiding philosophy of The Quarry Lane School is “I can make a difference.” The high school offers different student associations, athletics, visual and performing arts, technology and community service. • 829-8000 • www.quarrylane.org Valley Christian Junior High and High School 7500 Inspiration Drive 94568. Superintendent: Michael Chen. • 560-6250 • www.valleychristianschools.org

PUSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Alisal Elementary School 1454 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. Principal: Karen Johnson. Opened in 1956. The school was named after a small Native American community that the Spanish met when they explored the Livermore-Amador Valley in 1772. Alisal was named a 2016-2017 Pleasanton Life | 23


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2006 and 2014. It is dedicated to the development of the whole child, providing a solid foundation that stimulates thought, wonder and a life-long passion for learning. • 426-3772 • www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/hearst Lydiksen Elementary School 7700 Highland Oaks Drive, Pleasanton. Principal: Jake Berg. Opened in 1967. Lydiksen was one of nine schools nationwide to earn the 2002-03 National School of Character award and was named a California Distinguished School in 2008. • 426-4420 • www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/lydiksen Mohr Elementary School 3300 Dennis Drive, Pleasanton. Principal: Julie Berglin. Opened in 1997. Parents of Mohr students are actively involved in activities to improve the school, including community events and the Mohr Heritage Festival. Mohr was named a California Distinguished School in 2014. The Mohr PTA is the main parent organization. • 426-4256 • www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/mohr Valley View Elementary School 480 Adams Way, Pleasanton. Principal: Rafael Cruz. Opened in 1960. Valley View was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2006 and awarded

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the CABE Seal of Excellence Award in 2003. In addition to the outstanding traditional program, the school offers a Spanish/English dual immersion program where students gain fluency in both languages by 5th grade. • 426-4230 • www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/ valley_view Vintage Hills Elementary School 1125 Concord St., Pleasanton. Principal: Ann Jayne. Opened in 1975. A California Distinguished School in 2006 and 2014, Vintage Hills is located in the southeastern side of the city. The school encourages parental involvement through a variety of volunteer activities. • 426-4240 • www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/ vintage_hills Walnut Grove Elementary School 1999 Harvest Road, Pleasanton. Principal: Chris Connor. Opened in 1968. Walnut Grove, a 2014 California Distinguished School, has been recognized for its efforts supporting environmental awareness. It was the first in the district to “go solar” with roof panels and a solar powered irrigation system for their garden. • 426-4250 • www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/ walnut_grove

PUSD MIDDLE SCHOOLS Hart Middle School 4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton. Principal: Leslie Heller. Opened in 2000. The newest middle school in the city, Thomas Hart has received exemplary ratings in both the Academic Performance Index and Student Testing and Reporting. It was also named a California Distinguished School in 2003. • 426-3102 • www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/hart Harvest Park Middle School 4900 Valley Ave., Pleasanton. Principal: Ethan Cheever. Opened in 1968. Harvest Park has been named a California Distinguished School in 2005 and 2013, National Blue Ribbon School and a National School of Character. The school’s mission is to provide students with a smooth transition between the elementary grade school levels and high school with the highest expectations for academic success. • 426-4444 • www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/ harvest_park Pleasanton Middle School 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton. Principal: Jill Butler. Opened in 1989. Pleasanton Middle School was named a California Distinguished School in 2009 and earned a National Blue Ribbon Award in 2002. The school

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PUSD HIGH SCHOOLS Amador Valley High School 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. Principal: Michael Williams. Opened in 1936. The oldest high school in Pleasanton, AVHS students consistently rank above average in verbal and math SAT scores. The awardwinning school offers extracurricular activities ranging from theater to science projects to softball. • 461-6100 • www.amadorvalleyhs.org Foothill High School 4375 Foothill Road, Pleasanton. Principal: Jason Krolikowski. Opened in 1973. Students at Foothill consistently score above the national, state and district averages on achievement and aptitude tests. Advanced Placement test scores are high as well. Courses students may take include traditional academic offerings as well as student support, honors and AP. • 461-6600 • www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/foothill

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Village High School 4645 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Principal: Dana Chavez. Opened in 1978. Village is an alternative high school that focuses on meeting district graduation requirements while setting future goals and exploring career interests. • 426-4260 • www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/village

HOME SCHOOLING Independent Study/Home Schooling 245 Abbie St., Pleasanton. Supervisors: Joanne Gross and Valerie Dillon. Offered through the PUSD system, Independent Study. • 426-4435 • email: jgross@pleasantonusd.net, vdillon@pleasantonusd.net

SPECIAL DISTRICT PROGRAMS Pleasanton Unified School District Summer School 215 Abbie St., Pleasanton. Remedial classes are offered for grades 1-12. • 463-1104 • www.pleasantonusd.net

SPECIAL EDUCATION Pleasanton Unified School District Special Education 4661 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Wide array of services for students with exceptional needs. • 426-4293

ADULT EDUCATION Pleasanton Adult and Career Education 4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Formed last spring, the PACE program offered through the Pleasanton Unified School District oversees a range of adult learning opportunities, including English as a second language and high school equivalency. Future offerings will include programs for adults with disabilities and parent education. • www.pleasantonusd.net Pleasanton Parks and Community Services 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. The department offers enrichment classes for adults including sports, fitness, crafts, music, dance and more. Call for current list. • 931-5340 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES California State University, East Bay 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. Located on a 342-acre campus in Hayward, with campuses in Concord and downtown Oakland. The main campus is serviced by the AC Transit bus system, as well as its own free shuttle transporting

students to and from the Hayward BART station. • (510) 885-3000 • www.csueastbay.edu

COMMUNITY COLLEGES Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Valley Center 1690 Watermill Road, San Ramon. Tuition: $46 per unit for in-state residents. This two-year community college is located in the San Ramon Valley with the main campus in Pleasant Hill. Day, evening, weekend and online courses and enrichment classes are offered. • 866-1822 • www.dvc.edu/sanramon Las Positas College 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. Tuition: $46 per unit for in-state residents. Part of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College. • 424-1000 • www.laspositascollege.edu Ohlone College 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont 94539. Tuition: $46 per unit for in-state residents. There are different locations where classes are offered including the Fremont campus, Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, and TriCities One-Stop Career Center. • (510) 659-6000

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Concerts in the Park Sponsored by the Pleasanton Downtown Association, Pleasanton Weekly, and local businesses, this summer concert series takes place Friday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. from June to August at Lions Wayside Park at the corner of First and Neal street. Musical styles range from blues to rock, disco to reggae and also includes Latin, Big Band swing and 1950s era rock ‘n’ roll. • 484-2199 • www.pleasantondowntown.net • email: info@pleasantondowntown.net

LECTURES Ed Kinney Lecture Series 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. The Museum On Main offers a monthly program of historical character portrayals and speakers at Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Admission is $10; $5 for members of the Museum on Main; $7 for seniors and students with valid ID. • 462-2766 • www.museumonmain.org • email: education@musuemonmain.org

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ART ASSOCIATIONS City of Pleasanton Civic Arts 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Civic Arts offers classes in many forms of artistic expression for all age groups. Arts experiences include youth theater and dance, the Children’s Arts Festival, the Youth Music Festival and the Civic Arts School Concert Series. Civic Arts sponsors Pleasanton’s Poet Laureate, Civic Arts Presents performances, Civic Arts Stage Company and Public Arts programs as well as Free Shakespeare in the Park by the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. • Community services manager Michele Crose 931-5347 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/arts/default.asp • http://www.firehousearts.org Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. The Harrington Gallery features the works of renowned visual artists of regional and national stature in painting, sculpture, installations, and conceptual art. Exhibits change to feature themed exhibits, each opening with a reception open to public. Gallery hours are 12-5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Donations appreciated. • 931-4850 • www.firehousearts.org/harringtongallery • Gallery coordinator: Julie Finegan at jfinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov Pleasanton Art League Cultural Arts Building, 4455 Black 26 | Pleasanton Life 2016-2017

Ave., Pleasanton. In partnership with the Livermore Art Association, the Pleasanton Art League holds monthly meetings featuring demonstrations by nationally recognized artists. The PAL Circuit provides a showcase for members’ work at various public buildings. • Pat Smith 846-4138 ; psmithrltr@ comcast.net • www.pal-art.com • email: info@PAL-ART.com Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council PO Box 1298, Pleasanton. Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) is dedicated to the understanding and enrichment of the arts in our community. It presents quality concerts, plays, art shows and festivals and supports community events, such as the Arts in the Schools program and the Poetry, Prose and Arts Festival. PCAC advocates for arts and art facilities on behalf of the community. • 931-1111 • www.pleasantonarts.org • email: info@pleasantonarts.org

CONCERT SERIES Alameda County Fair Concerts 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Part of the annual summer county fair activities, the fairgrounds hosts a different performer from a wide range of genres each night. While the concerts are free, there are fair entry and parking fees. • 426-7600 • www.alamedacountyfair.com

Science on Saturday Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory offers this annual four-week series for students 6th grade through high school on diverse science topics. No registration is required, but seating is limited and on a first-come basis. The lectures are held in February at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Admission is free. • Education outreach manager Joanna Albala 422-6803 • http://education.llnl.gov

LITERARY ACTIVITIES Great Books Great Books of Pleasanton, a local chapter of the San Francisco Great Books Council, meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St., to read and discuss outstanding works of literature. • Brian Mahoney at (510) 301-1945 • Peter MacDonald at 462-4430 • www.greatbooks-sf.com Pleasanton Public Library 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. The library offers a variety of reading programs for children and teens, including Paws to Read (a reading program for grades 1-5), Friday Storytime, Toddler Laptime, Spanish Storytime, Bookleggers, book clubs for children and young adults, and the Teen Advisory Group. The library also offers a Mature Adults Program (M.A.P.) for seniors, a book club for adults, Internet classes for seniors and Friends of the Library. • 931-3400 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/ services/library Open Mic Nights with My Friends 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Open mic nights organized by Tri-Valley Writers Club and the Pleasanton Library feature writers

and singers who share poetry, prose and songs on the second Monday of each month, 6-8 p.m. at the Pleasanton Library large meeting room. All gatherings are free and open to the public. Sign up between 6 and 6:15 p.m for your 5 minute slot. All levels welcomed. • Library: 931-3400 ext. 4 • Deborah Bernal and Fred Norman openmic@trivalleywriters.org • trivalleywriters.org

MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS Alameda County Central Railroad Society 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. The Alameda County Central Railroad Society has a permanent railroad exhibit at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, and has a yearround schedule for public viewings of its railroads and trains. Meetings take place on Friday evening from 6:30-9 p.m. and guests are welcome to stop by. Memberships are available for $24 a year. • www.accrs.org • email: info@accrs.org Museum On Main 603 Main St., Pleasanton. The museum is a local, regional history museum, which has rotating exhibits of historical artifacts from various time periods as well as permanent displays. It also has a gift shop that offers history books, miniatures, postcards and more. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. Donations accepted. • 462-2766 • www.museumonmain.org • email: info@museumonmain.org Niles Canyon Railway Sunol Depot, 6 Kilkare Road, Sunol. Niles Station, 37001 Mission Blvd., Fremont. The Niles Canyon Railroad offers a ride through the beautiful Niles Canyon between Sunol and Fremont. The train operates Sunday mornings and afternoons. Admission: $13 for adults, $7 for children, and $10 for seniors. • 510-996-8420 • www.ncry.org

MUSIC Harmony Fusion Chorus 4737 Ross Gate Court, Pleasanton. The Harmony Fusion Chorus, formerly known as the Harmony Crossroads Chorus, is the Alameda County chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a nonprofit organization promoting four-part a cappella harmony for women. All women are welcome to attend Monday rehearsals, 7-10 p.m. at The Hill and Valley Club, 1808 B St., Hayward. • Joanne Morrison at 373-0210 • www.harmonyfusion.org Livermore-Amador Symphony PO Box 1049, Livermore. The symphony is a volunteer community orchestra that performs at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St. in downtown


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Livermore. It also performs an annual Pops concert fundraiser. Annual scholarships are presented to local high school students. • 447-6454 • www.livamsymph.org • Denise Leddon, denise@leddon. net ; 925.699.2738 Pacific Chamber Symphony 2400 First St., Livermore. This orchestra of professional musicians, led by Maestro Lawrence Kohl, features a repertoire specifically composed for chamber symphony from baroque and classical periods, to romantic and modern. Performances will take place at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. • For phone order tickets 373-6800 • For information (800) 630-7836 • www.pacificchambersymphony.org • email: info@pacificchamber symphony.org Pleasanton Chamber Players Founded in 2003, this local group has developed a reputation for unusual repertoire featuring novel instrumental and vocal combinations, with works by Beethoven, Kuhlau, Glinka, Strauss, Reynaldo Hahn and others. • 455-5333 • email: dominiquepiana@comcast.net • www.dominiquepiana.com/pleasanton-chamber-players.html

Pleasanton Community Concert Band PO Box 135, Pleasanton. The Pleasanton Community Concert Band comprises about 60 amateur musicians under the direction of Bob Williams. It performs about 20 times each year at community events in addition to its own three concerts. Visit PCCB’s website for concert information. • Band director Bob Williams at 846-5897 • Band manager Beth Wilson at 447-7270 • email: info@pleasantonband.org • www.pleasantonband.org Tri-Valley Youth Orchestra 164C Main Street, Pleasanton. The TriValley Youth Orchestra, a program of the Pacific Chamber Symphony, offers training for about 60 young musicians looking for the experience of playing in an orchestra beyond their school setting. • 484-9783 • www.pacificchambersymphony.org • email: info@pacificchamber symphony.org

Valley Concert Chorale PO Box 286, Livermore. The Valley Concert Chorale is the Tri-Valley’s premier chorus. The all-volunteer, nonprofit chorale of about 40 singers receives financial support from grants, ticket sales, membership dues and donations. The Chorale’s educational outreach program, Music in the Schools, presents original musical performances at

Tri-Valley primary school assemblies. • 866-4003 • www.valleyconcertchorale.org • email: info@valleyconcertchorale.org

OPERA Livermore Valley Opera PO Box 1002, Livermore. LVO combines the talents and expertise of professional music, stage and chorus directors, principal singers, musicians and designers with the dedication and practical abilities of a volunteer board, adult chorus, stage crew, props master, stitchers and set builders. Each fall and spring, LVO presents a locally produced, fully-staged opera with orchestra. Performances are at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. LVO also presents special concerts, events and fundraisers.

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THEATER Amador Theater 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. The Amador Theater, located on the Amador Valley High School campus, is owned and operated by the city of Pleasanton. Built in the late 1930s and renovated in 1989, the theater seats 591 and houses performances by the high school, the city’s Civic Arts performance program and various local musical organizations. Tickets are available at firehousearts.org and the theater is also available for rental. • 931-4848 • http://www.firehousearts.org/ locations/amador-theater/ Firehouse Arts Center 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. The Firehouse Arts Center blends modern architecture with the historic fire station built in 1929 to feature a 227-seat flexible studio theater; 2,000 square feet of gallery space; two large art classrooms; and a spacious grand lobby and patios for receptions and events. Box office hours are Wednesday to Friday 12-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and two hours prior to each performance. • Box office: 931-4848 • Information: 931-4850 • www.firehousearts.org Las Positas College Theater Department 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore. The theater performance schedule consists of three main stage productions a year, plus a touring children’s theater play and student-directed one-act plays. Classes include acting, improvisation, musical theater performance training, technical theater and theater/film appreciation. • Titian Lish 424-1127 • www.laspositascollege.edu/THEA • email: tlish@laspositascollege.edu

COUNTY LINE TRIO October 23 š 2 PM A Salute to The Kingston Trio

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94586. Western Trail Riding Services offers guided tours and trail rides. Special events such as groups, birthday parties, corporate events, private rides or scout badges are available. Open year-round. • 862-9044 • www.westerntrailriding.com • email: westerntrailriding@yahoo.com Tri-Valley Trail Blazers A group of active equestrians interested in all matters that pertain to use, enjoyment and improvement of horses and horsemanship. The group hosts trail riding, clinics and horse camping in various locations. In addition, the group promotes the preservation and enhancement of local trails. Meets the second Wednesday of the month. • www.trivalleytrailblazers.com • email: president@trivalleytrailblazers.com

OUTDOORS & RECREATION

FISHING

SURESH KOLAN

Young cricket player Anish Kolan watches the ball fly off his bat during a recent Tri-Valley competition as part of Cricket for Cubs (www.cricketforcubs.org).

BASKETBALL Adult Basketball Basketball leagues run 10-11 weeks during the year for adults ages 18 and older. Games are held Wednesday and/or Thursday 6-10 p.m. at Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave.; Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road; or Harvest Park Middle School, 4900 Valley Ave. Each team requires a minimum of six players to register. Adult open gym drop-in basketball programs are held at Hart Middle School and Harvest Park Middle School. • 931-3437 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/sports/adult.asp • pleasantonsports@cityofpleasanton.gov

BIKING International Christian Cycling Club Meets weekdays at noon at the corner of Foothill and Bernal in Pleasanton, mileage varies from 20-30 miles. Every first Saturday, riders are encouraged to meet on Neal Street in Downtown Pleasanton at 9 a.m. for Club rides. • Darryl and Tania Smith at 462-2626 • http://norcal.christiancycling.com/ • email: ic3smith@comcast.net Pleasanton Pedalers Meets Monday and Thursday mornings at the Pleasanton Senior Center , mileage varies from 15-25 miles. Primary routes are trails and vineyards of the Pleasanton area with occasional trips and activities. All rides are at a 28 | Pleasanton Life 2016-2017

“social” pace and rides are open to cyclists of all levels. • www.meetup.com/PleasantonPedalers Pleasanton BMX Riding Facility 3320 Stanley Blvd., at west end of Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, Pleasanton. This 2.65-acre, cityrun facility features jumps and bumps for the enjoyment of BMX bike riders. • 931-5340

BOCCE BALL Bocce Ball Court Located in Centennial Park, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Drop-in activities are held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Activity fee $2 for residents. The city runs adult bocce leagues at the site. Courts are also available for reservation to the public. • Call for court availability 931-5365 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/senior/center.asp

EQUESTRIAN Bay Area Equestrian Network 4847 Hopyard Road, PMB 218, Pleasanton. This online directory provides free information about horse boarding, vets, training, breeders and more in the region. Free classified ads, business listings and event calendar for the horse community are also available. • 484-0395 • www.bayequest.info • email: info@bayequest.com Horseback rides Sunol-Ohlone Regional Park, Geary Road, Sunol

Tri-Valley Fly Fishers PO Box 2358, Livermore. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday monthly, except in July, at the Livermore Rod and Gun Club, 4000 Dagnino Road, Livermore. Meetings include guest speakers, refreshments and drawings. The club runs a “Trout in the Classroom” program and has a number of scheduled fishing outings. • www.tri-valleyflyfishers.org • email: postmaster@tri-valleyflyfishers.org

GARDENS Pleasanton Community Garden 7350 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton. The Department of Parks and Community Services facilitates this community garden in Val Vista Community Park. The garden is comprised of 40 patches, 225 square feet and 100 square feet patches. • Community garden coordinator Patti Joki pjoki@cityofpleasantonca.gov

• www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/parks/default.asp Sensory Garden 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. Located in Centennial Park at the Pleasanton Senior Center. In the garden, visitors can feel a lamb’s ear (a plant with soft velvety gray-green leaves) and sniff lemon grass or a chocolate geranium. • 931-5365

GOLF COURSES (PRIVATE) Castlewood Country Club 707 Country Club Cir., Pleasanton. This private country club nestled in the southwest hills of Pleasanton offers two 18-hole golf courses, tennis, swimming, dining, event facilities and more. • 846-2871 • www.castlewoodcc.org • email: info@castlewoodcc.org Ruby Hill Golf Club 3400 West Ruby Hill Drive, Pleasanton. This private club has an 18-hole golf course on 225 acres with five sets of tees. There is also a swimming pool, ten-

nis courts and a dining room. • 417-5850 • www.rubyhill.com

GOLF COURSES (PUBLIC) Callippe Preserve Golf Course 8500 Clubhouse Drive, Pleasanton. This award-winning 18-hole, 145acre municipal golf course features a clubhouse, a short-game practice area and 20-stall practice range. • 426-6666 • www.playcallippe.com Dublin Ranch Golf Course 5900 Signal Hill Drive, Dublin. This course is the first and only course in Dublin. It boasts a Robert Trent Jones Jr. par63 layout with 11 par-3s, five par-4s and two par-5s. • 556-7040 • www.dublinranchgolf.com Las Positas Golf Course 917 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore. There is an 18-hole and a 9-hole course, a merchandise shop and a driving range. Lessons are available. • 455-7820 • www.laspositasgolfcourse.com Pleasanton Golf Center Alameda County Fairgrounds, Main Gate, Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Pleasanton Golf Center is a public executive 9-hole course. It’s a mix of par-3 and par-4 holes and is capable of challenging good players as well. • 462-4653 • www.pleasantongolfcenter.com Poppy Ridge Golf Course 4280 Greenville Road, Livermore. This NCGA golf course has a 27-hole layout. Each 9-hole course measures 3,500-3,600 yards from the back tees. Carved in the rugged terrain of the Livermore foothills, Poppy Ridge offers views of the golf course and beyond. • 447-6779 • www.poppyridgegolf.com • email: info@poppyridgegolf.com The Course at Wente Vineyards 5040 Arroyo Road, Livermore. This Greg Norman-designed 18-hole golf course is for both novice and professional golfers. There is also a restaurant and golf shop. • 456-2475 • www.wentevineyards.com/course

HORSESHOES Tri-Valley Horseshoe Pitching Club Club meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. with play continuing through the afternoon and early evening in good weather at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave. • (209) 822-5629 • www.nchpa.com/clubs.html

REGIONAL & STATE PARKS Augustin Bernal Park 8200 Golden Eagle Way, Pleasanton. This cityowned park, adjacent to Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, covers 237 acres and offers hiking trails with panoramic views, picnic tables and


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restrooms. Horses (residents only), dogs and mountain bikes also allowed. Access is up Golden Eagle Way and Pleasanton residents must show proof of residency at the gate. Non-residents must obtain a permit, valid for one week, at the City Parks and Community Services office. • 931-5565 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/pdf/ AugustinBernalMap.pdf Del Valle Regional Park 7000 Del Valle Road, Livermore. Located on Lake Del Valle in Livermore, this 4,000-acre park offers numerous water activities. There is a 750-acre lake that offers swimming, boating, kayaking, boat launch, boat rental, beach and fishing. There are also trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and amenities such as water for horses, equestrian staging, parking, picnic tables, restrooms, camping and naturalist-led programs. Kayak and food concessions open part of the year. Fishing permits are required. • camping and group picnic reservations: (888) 327-2757 • http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ del_valle • email: info@ebparks.org Dublin Hills Regional Park Dublin Hills Regional Park, with a staging area on Dublin Boulevard two miles west of San Ramon Road, spans approximately 654 acres within an undeveloped open space corridor with a main ridge that connects Donlon Point on the park’s southern boundary to Wiedemann Hill located on adjacent private property to the north, interspersed with steep-sloped canyons. • (510) 544-3030 • www.ebparks.org/parks/ dublin_hills Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park Located on Foothill Road in Pleasanton. From I-680 exit at Castlewood Drive, turn left onto Foothill Road. The staging area is about two miles from Castlewood Drive. This 5,271-acre park offers a 25-mile multipurpose trail system with canyon views, remote streams and ridgetop vistas. It has trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and water for horses, parking, restrooms and a pond. • (510) 544-3030 • www.ebparks.org/parks/pleasanton Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area 2500 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton. This 249-acre park offers an 80-acre lake for swimming, boating and fishing, boat launch, boat rental and fishing docks. There are also trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Parking, picnic tables, birdwatching, restrooms, food concession and horseshoe pit are also available. Fishing permits are required. • (888) 327-2757, option 3, ext. 4557 or (510) 544-3230

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• www.ebparks.org/parks/shadow_ cliffs Sunol and Ohlone Regional Wilderness Southeast end of Geary Road, Sunol. Located off I-680 at the Calaveras exit, this 6,859-acre park offers trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, parking, visitor center, picnic tables, restrooms, camping and nature programs. Drinking water is not available. • camping and group picnic reservations: (888) 327-2757, opt. 3 ext. 4559 or (510)544-3249 • www.ebparks.org/parks/sunol

helmets are required. • 484-5078

SOCCER Pleasanton Adult Sunday Soccer League (PASS) 787 Mirador Court, Pleasanton. The PASS League holds games only. No practices during each 12-week season. Games are played at the Pleasanton Sports Park, the upper Bernal Fields and the Aquatic Center/Amador Community Park Sunday mornings. • email: president@pleasantonadultsoccer.com

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Quad City Derby Bombshells This skater owned and operated league skates under the Women’s Flat Track Derby rules. The team practices at Val Vista Park in Pleasanton with the goal of being bout ready for the skating season. Women ages 18 and over who are interested in joining the team should visit the Quad City Derby Bombshells website. • http://www.quadcityderbybombshells.com/ • email: derbybombshells@gmail.com

Adult Softball 5800 Parkside Dr., Pleasanton. City-run spring and fall leagues run April to July and earlyAugust to October. No practices, games only, which are held Sunday 5:15 p.m. at the softball complex in the Pleasanton Sports Park. Size: 215 teams. Visit the Community Services Office, 200 Old Bernal Ave. to register. • 931-3437 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/sports/adult.asp • pleasantonsports@cityofpleasanton.gov

RUNNING Fleet Feet Run Group and Race Club This drop-in group meets for two weekly runs: Saturday 9 a.m. (3-8 miles) meets at Fleet Feet, 310 Main St., Ste. C; Tuesday 6:30 p.m. (track workout) Pleasanton Middle School. For more information regarding the competitive Race Club, contact Coach Ethan at ethanfalls@ comcast.net. • 426-5576 • www.fleetfeetpleasanton.com/ training/fleet-feet-run-group

SKATING Dublin Iceland Ice Skating Rink 7212 San Ramon Road, Dublin. Public and private lessons and hockey programs and broomball are available. • 829-4445 • www.dubliniceland.com • email: dublininfo@dubliniceland.com

Pleasanton Public Skate Park Located at the Pleasanton Sports Park, 5800 Parkside Drive, this 8,000-square-foot concrete park is free to the public. Pads and helmets are required. The park consists of a concrete street course made with a pyramid, three different-sized blocks, a hip and a four-stair. • 931-5340 Val Vista Inline Skate Park 7350 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton. This inline skating facility at Val Vista Community Park is approximately 1.5 acres with a formal inline hockey rink, a free-form skating area with ramps, jumps, curved wave walls and a spectators area with shade structure, bleacher seating and picnic tables. Protective pads and

SPECIAL OLYMPICS Special Olympics East Bay Region 3480 Buskirk Ave., Ste. 340, Pleasant Hill. Special Olympics strives to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with developmental disabilities. • 944-8801 • www.sonc.org

SWIMMING Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center 4455 Black Ave., Pleasanton. Community swim center features an Olympicsized competition pool, a diving pool and children’s pool. Programs include recreational swimming, swim classes for all skill levels and lap swimming. A variety of exercise classes are offered. There is also an Aquatic Center swim team for ages 5-17. • 931-3420 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/aquatics/default.asp Tri-Valley Masters Swim Team With more than 130 adult swimmers ages 19 and older, Tri-Valley Masters Swim Team welcomes all skill levels and interests. It offers 15 professionally coached workouts per week, year-round at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center, 4455 Black Ave. Come to any workout and try three workouts for free. • 454-0117 • www.trivalleymasters.com

TENNIS Community Tennis Courts 5801 Valley Ave., Pleasanton. The city’s Tennis Complex offers a wide variety of tennis activities, as well as

reserved courts. Free tennis courts are available at Fairlands Park and Muirwood Community Park. Creekside Park has a practice wall. • 931-3449 • www.lifetimetennis.com/ Pleasanton/Home.htm • pleasanton@lifetimetennis.com

TRAILS COUNCILS Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay PO Box 9583, Berkeley. The council, a local chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association, helps to educate cyclists in responsible mountain biking, advocate for appropriate access and promote community among trail users. • (510) 761-6825 • www.btceb.org • email: info@btceb.org Tri-Valley Conservancy 1457 First St. Livermore. The Tri-Valley Conservancy protects agricultural and natural resources and connects people with the lands that our community values. Need help with ongoing projects like riparian restoration, habitat restoration and trails projects within our community. Volunteers weed, water, plant, clean and build. • 449-8706 • www.trivalleyconservancy.org • email: info@trivalleyconservancy.org

VOLLEYBALL Adult Volleyball Adult league volleyball is open to ages 18 and older. It is held year-round, except during summer months, at Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave. on Monday nights. Open gym drop-in volleyball runs the full year, also at PMS on Sunday nights. • 931-3437 • www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/ depts/cs/sports/adult.asp • pleasantonsports@cityofpleasanton.gov

WATER SPORTS 680 Drivers Water Polo Association The 680 Drivers Water Polo Association is a nonprofit created to promote and teach water polo to the youth of Northern California. Offer competitive water polo programs for girls and boys grades 1st-12th. • www.680waterpolo.com • email: stevedmann2@yahoo.com Tri-Valley Water Polo This co-ed masters water polo club is open to high school varsity and collegiate caliber players. Practices take place year-round at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, Saturdays 2:30-4:30 p.m. The club competes in a number of tournaments throughout the year. • 337-6706 • http://waterpolo.isport.com/waterpolo-teams/us/california/fremont/ tri-valley-water-polo-1261156 • email: jroy2845@aol.com 2016-2017 Pleasanton Life | 29


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