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Rotary: Doing good in Pleasanton

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he Rotary Club of Pleasanton has awarded 12 Pleasanton high school students scholarships totaling $31,950, with another $3,000 in scholarship funding given to three students by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton North. Together, these two clubs, along with a third — Tri-Valley Evening Rotary — have provided millions of dollars in funds and services, including nearly $1 million in scholarships to Pleasanton students in recent years. The clubs are also known for the thousands of wheelchairs members have contributed and personally distributed in Mexico and South America to those in need of mobility. Nancy Harrington, who with her husband Gary is an advocate and contributor for public art in Pleasanton, named this year’s scholarship winners at a luncheon of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, where I am also a member. They are Bryce Taylor, Matthew Reyes, Amrit Singh, Martha Vazquez, Francisco Flores, Jason Roney, Jordan Plumridge, Kimberly Snyder, Mariah Raygoza, Jason Castro, Abigail Richardson and Ivan Ramos. The funds were raised through the club’s 2016 annual Father’s Day Run. In addition, the club — also known as the Downtown Rotary Club — awarded five Pleasanton college juniors and seniors scholarships totaling $11,000. These students are Angelica Flores, Mahi Nagar, Isabel Ashley, Lauren Liao and Cheyenne Harper. Harrington said these funds came from private donations. Scholarships given by Pleasanton North Rotary North went to Mikayla Tran, recipient of the club’s Chuck Pickens Scholarship; Audrey Goodman, the Stephen Parker Scholarship, and Madison Cring, the Robin Barnett Scholarship. Mark Linsky, the club’s youth services director, said the scholarships were provided in recognition of the students’ achievements in volunteering for community work, school involvement and academic achievement. The Rotary clubs also participate in a wide variety of local and internationally focused projects. Each month, students from Pleasanton high schools are selected for special recognition based on academic and other noteworthy achievements.

Winners are invited to attend a Rotary lunch meeting where they are honored for their accomplishment. The two Pleasanton Interact clubs, with the one at Amador Valley High School sponsored by Downtown Rotary and the other at Foothill High sponsored by Rotary North, are part of Rotary International’s service clubs for young people ages 12 to 18. There are 20,372 Interact clubs worldwide with a total of 468,556 members. The clubs meet during the school year and members occasionally join the two sponsoring clubs at their weekly luncheons. All three Rotary clubs also raise funds for community needs with members joining in local charitable efforts. These range from sponsoring local Scout troops to hosting holiday dinners for seniors. Representatives of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton Foundation recently presented checks totaling $22,200 to 11 different local organizations through its “October Grant” fund, including $2,000 each to Hope Hospice, Tri-Valley Haven, the Pleasanton school district’s mariachi program, Sunflower Hill and the Valley Humane Society, along with $3,100 to Open Heart Kitchen. Over the years, Pleasanton Rotary North has raised and distributed over $2 million to special programs both here, regionally and internationally. Earlier this year, members of Rotary North gathered at Shepherd’s Gate in Livermore to present a $7,000 “fund-a-need” check and to offer helping hands with maintenance projects. Tri-Valley Evening Rotary sponsors and supports local youth through its annual speech contest, clothing and coat drives, and youth education and leadership activities, although it does not offer college scholarships. The club also runs a yearly coat drive, which provides over 1,200 coats to local children and families in need. Additionally, it partners with the school district to assist in The Hangar, a vocational project that supports community clothing needs. It also sends students to Rotary’s Youth Leadership camp, where they are helped to develop leadership skills. Q Editor’s note: Jeb Bing is editor emeritus for the Pleasanton Weekly. His “Around Pleasanton” columns run on the second and fourth Fridays of every month.

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Newsfront DIGEST Bus route changes The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) is set to implement service and schedule adjustments to most Wheels and Rapid routes effective Saturday. Changes include a modification to the Route 14 routing and a new afternoon boarding location for service to Dublin High School. In addition, many other schedules have had minor adjustments to make transfers more convenient for routes serving the BART stations and the Livermore Transit Center, agency officials said. New timetables, marked “New Schedule August 12, 2017,” are available on all Wheels and Rapid buses and on the LAVTA website at wheelsbus.com. Additional information is available by calling the agency at 455-7500.

School board approves initial round of Measure I1 bond sales New elementary school, budget revise also topics at Superintendent Haglund’s first meeting

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he Pleasanton school board unanimously authorized the first issuance and sale of Measure I1 bonds this week, a move that will allow the school district to start work on a number of projects this academic year. “We are moving ahead!” school board president Joan Laursen said after the vote at Tuesday night’s meeting, the first of the 2017-18 school year and the first under the leadership of new Superintendent David Haglund.

The district anticipates proceeds from the $72 million initial bond series will be available in October, PUSD deputy superintendent of business services Micaela Ochoa said. That will allow the district to start work this school year on a list of projects set by the board in June. Funds will be put toward the Lydiksen Elementary School rebuild; certificates of participation debt payoff; modernizations qualifying for state funding; infrastructure, safety and security projects; staff and student technology, and a new

elementary school feasibility study. While the district starts on projects from the initial bond series, PUSD stakeholders will work as a committee to prioritize remaining ones, creating a Measure I1 and facility master plan that will include timelines and budget and project details by school. Approved by Pleasanton voters last November, Measure I1 is expected to generate $270 million in revenue for school facilities projects. The bond measure also came up

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Last week marked the end of 1st Wednesdays for this summer in Pleasanton with the Pooch Parade hitting downtown to close the monthly event series. Shown: Nicole Pumphrey and Mia won the Most Creative Costume award at the parade. Mia is wearing a dalek costume from the television show, “Dr. Who.”

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Also among eight county efforts to take home Achievement Awards eight Achievement Awards for various initiatives, including STEP-UP, from NACo at the organization’s annual meeting last month in Ohio. The county’s Board of Supervisors celebrated the honors at its regular meeting last week. “These awards reflect the innovative work being done across our county organization,’’ County Administrator Susan Muranishi said in a statement. “They also affirm the significant progress we are making in protecting the environment, supporting our community’s most vulnerable residents and finding efficient, cost-effective new

DSRSD flushes system, says water is safe to drink

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Alameda County earns innovation honor for STEP-UP program BY JEREMY WALSH

Bacteria found in Dublin water

ways to do business.’’ STEP-UP is a training and empowerment effort offered by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for local women who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as for women diverted from the criminal justice system after an allegation of public assistance fraud, according to county officials. Offered in English and Spanish, the program helps women develop personal, professional and financial skills to assist them in breaking the

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The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) discovered bacteria in several Dublin water samples taken around town last week, though after flushing and retesting officials found the water to be clean and safe to drink the next day. This came days before the district announced that a sewer rehabilitation project would potentially cause a plastic smell in the central Dublin air this week. Tests by DSRSD lab chemists on Aug. 2 found that three drinking water samples taken the previous day tested positive for total coliform and E. coli. Water operators flushed systems at the locations in question — on Scarlett Court, Asterwood Drive and Central Parkway. They then resampled at the original sites, also taking five samples upstream and five downstream, and all samples were found to be clean Aug. 4, DSRSD officials said. “This is not a consistent problem, and the drinking water is clean and safe to drink,” said operations manager Jeff Carson. Coliform bacteria are not likely to cause illness themselves, but their presence can be an indicator that disease-causing organisms — also known as pathogens — are in

PDA accreditation The Pleasanton Downtown Association was recently designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, focused on the areas of preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. “Main Streets are the heart of our communities, and the work they do to create quality public spaces, catalyze local entrepreneurship and support downtown housing is more important than ever,” center president/CEO Patrice Frey said in a statement. “Across the country, Main Street America programs truly strengthen the economic, social, and cultural fabric of their entire communities.” National Main Street accreditation criteria include standards such as fostering strong publicprivate partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings. Q

as part of a report and discussion on the district’s property and current environment. The report included an overview of PUSD’s owned and leased land and facilities including relocatables, current student enrollment figures, current guidelines on the size of district schools and information on the costs affiliated with operating an elementary school. Besides its school properties, the district owns the Neal

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Defendant in Steinle slaying to stand trial under birth name Jury selection scheduled to start in two weeks in San Francisco The man accused of fatally shooting Pleasanton native Kate Steinle as she walked on San Francisco’s Pier 14 with her father two years ago is set to go on trial as soon as later this month — but he will do so under a different name than was previously reported. The man largely known as Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who was arrestJose Ines ed on a murder Garcia-Zarate charge shortly after Steinle’s fatal shooting on July 1, 2015, is now being referred to by the court as Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate.

Matt Gonzalez, chief attorney for the public defender’s office, said Tuesday the name, which was previously listed as one of a number of aliases, is the one listed on the 54-year-old Garcia-Zarate’s birth certificate and has been used in some prior federal cases. “He’s going to trial facing life in prison, we think he should be called by his true name,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez said it was not uncommon for immigrants with a history of crossing the border multiple times, as Garcia-Zarate has done, to use different names or be called different names by authorities at various times. Defense attorneys have said they plan to argue that Steinle’s

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shooting, which was linked to a gun that had been stolen from a federal Bureau of Land Management agent’s car in San Francisco several days earlier, was accidental. Evidence presented at the preliminary hearing suggests the bullet that struck Steinle, a 32-yearold Amador Valley High alumnus who had recently moved to San Francisco, was a ricochet. Garcia-Zarate’s arrest and his status as an undocumented immigrant with multiple prior deportations drew national attention and became talking points for conservatives leading up to the November 2016 election. San Francisco’s sanctuary city policies limiting cooperation by local law enforcement with federal immigration authorities, in particular, drew scrutiny. Garcia-Zarate had been taken into city custody in March 2015 for a warrant on a marijuana sales charge after he completed a nearly four-year federal sentence for illegal re-entry following deportation. When the marijuana charge was dropped, local officials released him without notifying immigration authorities despite a pending civil detainer request, as dictated by sheriff’s department policy. Steinle’s family filed a wrongful death suit against the city of San Francisco and then-Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who had issued a March 2015 memo prohibiting sheriff’s employees from giving inmate release dates to federal officials. However, in January of this year a federal judge dismissed the case against the city and Mirkarimi, while allowing a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management to proceed. Jury selection in Garcia-Zarate’s trial is currently expected to begin the week of Aug. 21. Q —Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

Governor signs Baker’s bill to streamline IHSS application process Legislation aims to have more counties accept electronic filings BY JEREMY WALSH

Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed into law a bill by local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) that offers more ways for home-bound residents to apply for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) benefits, including submitting their documents via computer. Baker said she introduced Assembly Bill 1021 to help modernize the IHSS application process because many counties in California only allowed residents to apply for benefits over the phone. Receiving unanimous support from both legislative houses and the governor’s endorsement, Baker’s legislation requires counties to also accept applications online, via email or other electronic means if they’re capable of doing so. IHSS applications can also be accepted by fax, phone or in person, under AB 1021. “IHSS programs help the blind, disabled, and elderly in our community live more independently, and at much less expense than nursing homes and assisted living,” Baker, whose district includes Pleasanton, said in a statement. “This bipartisan bill makes the program more efficient and accessible, and that’s good government.” Funded through state, county and federal money, the IHSS program provides services to

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the water system, DSRSD said. E. coli is found in fecal coliform, and indicates that water systems may have fecal pollution. In all three Dublin locations, chlorine residual — a measure that ensures that there’s enough chlorine to keep water clean and safe — was low, but after flushing, levels returned to normal, officials said. District water operators collect weekly water samples every Tuesday. In more DSRSD news, the district is rehabilitating a major sewer pipeline that stretches from Village Parkway in Dublin to the wastewater treatment plant in Pleasanton. On Tuesday, officials warned residents and businesses in central Dublin that they may notice a plastic smell in the air that same day and on Thursday, coming from styrene resin in the pipe

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Local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon).

approximately 464,000 lowincome Californians who are blind, disabled or 65 years old or older, according to Baker’s office. Services include personal care (toileting, bathing and grooming), domestic help (such as meal preparation or housecleaning), paramedical and protective supervision. With AB 1021 now law, IHSS beneficiaries can apply for those services with the same process they would use to apply for CalFresh benefits instead of solely over-the-phone, Baker noted. Introduced in February, the bill advanced out of the State Assembly 69-0 in May and then passed the State Senate 40-0 on July 17. The governor signed it July 31. Q liner the district is installing in the sewer main. The work would last for four or five hours each afternoon, and officials recommended that nearby residents and businesses keep their windows closed during that time. While the odor is palpable even at a low concentration, it’s not hazardous, according to DSRSD officials. The pipeline project is expected to last through this month in Dublin and then from later this month through October in Pleasanton. In residential areas, work will be done in daytime to avoid disruptive noises at night, while in commercial areas, the contractor will work around the clock to expedite the process. DSRSD provides water service to Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon, wastewater service to Dublin, south San Ramon and Pleasanton (by contract), and recycled water for those communities. Q


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Sunflower Hill hands out inaugural Rainmaker Awards Officials honored at nonprofit’s Moonlight in the Vines BY JEREMY WALSH

Pleasanton City Councilwoman Kathy Narum, Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty and the city of Livermore were recently recognized as the inaugural recipients of nonprofit Sunflower Hill’s new Rainmaker Awards. The two elected officials — along with Livermore Mayor John Marchand, accepting on behalf of his city — received their awards as part of

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Sunflower Hill board president Susan Houghton and Rainmaker Award recipient Scott Haggerty.

Sunflower Hill’s annual Moonlight in the Vines fundraising gala held July 29 at Wente Vineyards in Livermore. “We are very fortunate to have accomplished as much as we have over the past five years,� Susan Houghton, president of Sunflower Hill’s Board of Directors, said in a statement. “And we know that without the support of these important Rainmakers, we would not be where we are today.� “Each, in their own way, allowed the ‘rain’ to fall for Sunflower Hill. Our organization grew. Our sunflowers blossomed. These Rainmakers believed in our vision and because of that, our entire community now benefits,� Houghton added. Sunflower Hill, based in the TriValley, aims to provide vocational, educational and residential opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in the region. The first elected official to actively help the nonprofit in its search for a land for a planned residential community, Haggerty was also honored with a Rainmaker Award because of his $500,000 grant last year that allowed Sunflower Hill to

hire its first employees, according to Houghton. The nonprofit singled out Narum for placing Sunflower Hill’s residential needs on the Pleasanton City Council’s priority list in 2015, Houghton said. Earlier this year, the council approved a residential development plan for 87 new houses on Irby Ranch, where Stanley Boulevard turns into First Street — a project that includes 1.64 acres dedicated to the city for a future affordable residential complex for adults with special needs. Sunflower Hill was given exclusive negotiating rights to the site, and its proposal is now in the design phase. “(Narum’s) early recognition of the need for additional special needs housing in Pleasanton helped the organization form a partnership with Irby Ranch and their planned residential subdivision,� Houghton said. “Sunflower Hill’s campus within Irby Ranch is now in development and will afford 30 individuals with special needs access to affordable housing.� Houghton said the city of

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Livermore Mayor John Marchand accepts Rainmaker Award on behalf of his city from Lynn Monica, director of the Sunflower Hill Gardens at Hagemann Ranch.

Livermore was recognized for accepting the nonprofit’s proposal to operate a one-acre sustainable garden at Hagemann Ranch, providing staff and operational support to ensure success. Last year, more than 100 local

residents with special needs worked at Sunflower Hill Gardens at Hagemann Ranch on a regular basis, and they harvested 9,600 pounds of food, with 70% donated See RAINMAKER on Page 8

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San Ramon man, two judges among Contra Costa interim DA finalists Moderated candidates panel discussion set for Tuesday The field of applicants to fill in as Contra Costa County’s interim district attorney in the wake of Mark Peterson’s resignation has been narrowed down to five finalists by the county Board of Supervisors. Peterson resigned and pleaded no contest to a single count of perjury in June after violating the

California Political Reform Act by spending $66,372 in campaign money on personal expenses like meals and clothes. He was fined $45,000 by the Fair Political Practices Commission in 2016. The five finalists include Diana Becton, a judge from El Sobrante, Danielle Douglas, a judge from Pleasant Hill, senior deputy district

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attorney Paul Graves from Martinez, assistant district attorney Thomas Kensok from Martinez, and Patrick Vanier of San Ramon, a Santa Clara County deputy district attorney. The county is hosting a discussion for the five finalists moderated by former Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Steve Weir in the

supervisors’ chambers at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Members of the public will be able to comment starting at 5 p.m., and anyone unable to attend in person will be able to stream the event live online. The successful applicant will serve until January 2019, when Peterson’s term of office would have expired. The finalists will be interviewed by the Board of Supervisors during a public meeting Sept. 12, and a hiring decision could by made that day or Sept. 19. Q —Bay City News Service

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to local food kitchens, according to Houghton. Sunflower Hill is also moving forward with a housing complex to serve 44 adults with developmental disabilities on First Street in Livermore. Nearly 370 people were on hand at Moonlight in the Vines as Haggerty, Narum and Marchand accepted the Rainmaker Awards. The sold-out gala raised approximately $152,000 in net revenue to benefit Sunflower Hill, according to Houghton. Q


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First Mother’s Day: This photo of Vanora Benjamin and Lindsay and Grady Godinez was taken in Elk Grove after breakfast. Grady, who was born on Jan. 10, 2017, was 4 months old in the picture. It was Lindsay’s first Mother’s Day and Vanora’s first year as a grandma. To submit your “Take Us Along” entry, email your photograph to editor@pleasantonweekly.com. Be sure to identify who is in the photo (names listed from left to right), the location, the date and any relevant details about where you took your Weekly.

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cycle of violence and poverty, officials said. It also includes detailed job development sessions that serve as pathways to paid employment. The NACo Achievement Awards also honored a variety of county programs, including initiatives to fight human trafficking, protect natural resources, expand elections transparency and save taxpayer dollars. “We are extremely proud of the national recognition Alameda County is receiving this year for the many ways we are improving service to our residents,” Board of Supervisors President Wilma Chan said. “It’s gratifying to see such a wide range of excellent county programs recognized for the innovative ways they are addressing challenges facing all local governments,” added Supervisor Keith Carson, who also serves on the NACo Board of Directors. The seven other Achievement Awards went to the following programs, as described by county officials: • MAP1193 — Stop Human Trafficking: A mobile app developed by the DA’s Office and Information Technology Department to educate businesses and mobilize community support for a state law requiring certain businesses to display posters fostering awareness and a quick response to suspected cases of human trafficking.

• The Criminal Justice Operational Database Management System: An upgraded countywide criminal justice database that provides vital information to the county’s major criminal justice partners — the Sheriff’s, DA’s and Public Defender’s offices, the Probation Department and the Superior Court. • Automated Employee Onboarding System: An effort that streamlines the process of bringing new hires into the county organization by having the employee provide required information via online application, saving large amounts of paper. • Online Filing of Assessment Appeals: A new online system that lets residents and business owners appeal property assessments performed by the county. The process saves staff time and allows appellants to track their appeals online. • Elections Results Viewer: An online map created by the IT Department that provides precinct-byprecinct election results in real time. • A Strategic Plan for Office Paper: A comprehensive countywide effort in which county departments together reduced paper use by 23% over five years. • Public Works Surveyor Documents Sharing Website: An online tool that makes parcel maps, survey records and other important documents often sought by the public available online — enhancing public convenience and saving large amounts of staff time. Q

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property — a vacant 13.2-acre parcel at 1689 Vineyard Ave. — and has a lease with the city of Pleasanton on the upper Bernal Fields property. Elementary school enrollment district-wide is at 6,556 students as of Aug. 1, Ochoa said. Middle school enrollment is 3,919 and 5,329 for PUSD high schools. The estimated administrative and overhead costs affiliated with operating a new elementary school total $838,138. The board’s discussion on the report was a precursor to a future study session that would delve into the considerations for a new elementary school. A date for that has not yet been set. “We want to make sure we’re moving forward together, and the best way I know to do that is to have a deep conversation about the issue,” Haglund said in his first board meeting since taking the helm July 3. Trustees expressed an eagerness to have that discussion. “We should have the study session sooner rather than later,” trustee Valerie Arkin said. “One of the things passed in the bond was a new elementary school and I think we do need to proceed in that direction, but a lot of particulars have to be sorted out. I don’t want to see this impede what voters approved, what our demographers said that we need two new elementary schools at build-out.” Board member Jamie Yee Hintzke said she’s looking forward to the study session. “As much as I’d like to hear the public comment, I’m dying for the board to have that in-depth conversation first because we have not had it,” she said.

In other business • Haglund spoke at the beginning of the meeting about his first several weeks as superintendent, expressing gratitude for those that have welcomed him and for staff who have “helped me find bathrooms and cupboards I’ve needed access to.” The former Santa Ana schools administrator, who has a doctorate in education, started working July 3 after being formally selected by the board in June from over 50 applicants. • Ochoa presented the 45-day budget revise, an update to the district’s 2017-18 projected budget based on the adopted state budget. While the budget adopted by the board in June anticipated $145.4 million in general fund revenue, that figure has since grown by about $2 million. Ochoa said most of that amount is associated with one-time dollars from the state that will be paid this school year. There have also been a few

expenditure adjustments, including the addition of $20,000 for overtime for new software implementation. • The board announced several appointments that were made in closed session Tuesday. Pam Vandekamp, Ed.D., was selected as PUSD’s director of assessment and accountability. She most recently worked in San Lorenzo Unified School District as its coordinator of state and federal programs. PUSD behavior specialist Ashley Sprader was also named interim Positive Behavior Interventions

and Supports (PBIS) coordinator, and business services coordinator Myla Grasso was named interim director of maintenance, operations and transportation. • Also in closed session, the board approved settlement agreements for reimbursements totaling $204,856 and passed a confidential resolution authorizing Haglund or a designee “to issue a notice of intention to dismiss and statement of charges against a permanent certificated teacher.” No additional details were provided. Q

Cher Chan Farrell

January 18, 1954 – August 2, 2017 Resident of Pleasanton Charisse (Cher) passed away peacefully at home on the morning of August 2 and returned to God, escaping the ravages of her long illness. Cher is best known for the care and comfort she gave to her patients, and the love and cheer she brought to her large family. She was born on January 18, 1954 in San Francisco and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1976. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Cal State Bakersfield. In fact, Cher met her husband while she was attending school with his sister. BJ and a friend were returning from vacation in the canyons of Southern Utah, and could return through Bakersfield. The Nursing Class was throwing a party to celebrate April 1. His friend did not want to stop because “there is nothing good in Bakersfield.” Instead, BJ took his sister’s guidance that “there will be 30 nursing students at this party who don’t like cowboys.” Less than a year later, his friend married the woman he met that night. Within an hour of meeting her, BJ knew he would someday ask Cher to marry. For 37 years, Cher and BJ referred to that day as “The Day of the Fools.” Cher continued her education at UC San Francisco, earning a Master’s Degree in Oncology Nursing. Her career as a Nurse Specialist took her from San Jose Medical Center to Good Samaritan, then to Kaiser, and finally, to Valley Medical Oncology. Cher was born in San Francisco to her father Jim and mother Frances, who together earned nine “Croix de Candlestick” pins that Jim proudly displayed on his Giants cap. Cher watched every single Giants game these last few years. In 1992, Cher gave birth to Connor James and was pleased to have a son. Connor grew up to play soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball. Cher became the definition of a Team Mom, always positive and never missing a game. One season, she wrote the game summaries for our local paper. Describing a baseball game where our team hit very well, Cher wrote a transposition like only she could: “The boys were really talking to their bats.” Last August, Cher was both pleased and proud to travel to Pomona for her son’s White Coat Ceremony at Western University where he started medical school. Cher is survived by her mother Frances, sister Cheryl, son Connor, husband BJ and a large extended family. A memorial service will be held. She is missed. PA I D

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Community Pulse POLICE BULLETIN Teen driver arrested after major-injury crash on Foothill Road An Oakland teen was arrested on suspicion of serious DUI after police allege he caused a crash in northern Pleasanton that sent three people, including himself, to the hospital with major injuries last week. The three-car collision occurred just before 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the intersection of Foothill Road and Laurel Creek Drive, just south of the Stoneridge Shopping Center. The initial investigation indicates a blue Nissan Altima traveling eastbound on Laurel Creek Drive ran the red light at Foothill Road and struck a gray Chevy Sonic driving south on Foothill Road, according

to Pleasanton police Sgt. Benjamin Sarasua. A red Toyota Rav 4 going north on Foothill Road at the intersection was also hit during the crash, which was witnessed by a Pleasanton police officer in the area. The driver of the Altima — later identified as Elijah Henry, 18, of Oakland — and a passenger in his sedan, as well as the driver of the Sonic, sustained major injuries in the crash and were transported to Eden Medical Center for treatment, according to Sarasua. As of last report, the Sonic driver was listed in critical condition and the Altima passenger was listed in serious condition, Sarasua said. Henry also remains hospitalized, and he has been placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI (drugs) causing bodily injury to another person, according to Sarasua. Police allege the teen was under the

Kaaren Northup

May 26, 1944 – August 4, 2017 Resident of Pleasanton Kaaren Anderson Northup, born in Chicago, May 26, 1944; entered into the care of the Lord on August 4, 2017. Relocating to California at the age of two, Kaaren spent her early years on a ranch in the Central Valley moving to Pleasanton with her parents, Chan & Irene Henderson in 1956. Kaaren was a 1961 graduate of Amador High School. Active as Worthy Advisor of Rainbow Girls, Maid of Pleasanton, and Theme Girl for the Alameda County Fair. Kaaren attended the University of the Pacific where she pledged Tri Delta Sorority and graduated with a teaching degree. Having taught elementary school for several years, Kaaren then chose to pursue a real estate career. This lasted until the week of her 50th birthday at which time she underwent bypass surgery, a result of having become a diabetic at the age of 17. Her doctor suggested she forego the stress of her current work. She then turned to property management. Entering into togetherness with Stephen E. Northup in 1991; they married in February of 1999, and happily resided in Pleasanton for the remainder of her days. She could often be seen around town in her bright orange ELF when she could no longer drive. Nothing could stop her from seeing her Church family, friends and community. Kaaren joined the Lynnewood United Methodist Church where she became a Trustee and attended their lively and informative Bible Study class. She also was active for years in a group called “Blankets for Kids” benefiting neglected and abused children. She and Stephen supported Habitat for Humanity, Open Heart Kitchen, Valley Humane Society, St. Jude, and the American Diabetes Association among other charitable organizations. She is survived by her husband, Stephen, their daughters, Melissa Marshburn of Seattle, Jacqui Bailey and her daughter, Abigail of Rockwall, TX and Nancy Kostelny of League City, TX. A celebration of her life will be held at Lynnewood United Methodist Church on Black Ave in Pleasanton on Saturday August 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Contributions will be gratefully accepted by the American Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers. PA I D

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influence of marijuana when the crash occurred. The driver of the third vehicle — the Rav 4 — sustained minor injuries and was transported to Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare, where he was treated and released, Sarasua said. The prominent intersection, several blocks south of the Interstate 580-Foothill/San Ramon roads ramps, was partially closed for several hours while the Pleasanton and Livermore police departments’ Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) investigated the crash. The collision remains under investigation. Anyone with relevant information can contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.

In other news • A body found in Pleasanton near an on-ramp to eastbound Interstate 580 last week was that of a 76-year-old transient man, according to the California Highway Patrol. The body was reported at 7:20 a.m. Aug. 3 between Hacienda Drive and Hopyard Road, just east of the Hopyard Road on-ramp,

CHP spokesman Officer Derek Reed said. There were no signs of trauma and the death is not being investigated as suspicious, but the Alameda County coroner’s bureau will conduct an autopsy to rule out foul play. The decedent’s name was not immediately available. • A 22-year-old Walnut Creek man has been identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as the victim who died in a crash on eastbound Interstate 580 in the area of the Altamont Pass on Saturday morning. Edgar Valdez-Parra died in the crash reported around 7 a.m. Saturday just east of North Flynn Road on eastbound I-580 in unincorporated Alameda County. The crash prompted the closure of the far right lane of the highway for hours. No other information about the crash was immediately available. • A 19-year-old man working construction on a home on El Cerro Boulevard was hospitalized Monday morning after cutting off his hand with a saw, according to authorities.

The man was employed as a construction worker at the home on the 800 block of El Cerro Boulevard, and was engaged in what “looked like some sort of woodworking,” Danville Police Chief Allan Shields said. According to San Ramon Valley Fire deputy chief Lon Phares, the man was using a miter saw. Phares wasn’t sure exactly how it happened, but the man severed his hand right below his thumb all the way across. Danville police and the SRVFPD were dispatched at 10:52 a.m. DPD arrived first and applied a tourniquet. The man was taken to the hospital shortly thereafter, said Phares, and last he’d heard the man was at John Muir Medical Center for surgery. The man was employed by Planned Environments Inc., a local landscaping company, according to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). The division’s investigation is ongoing and could take up to six months. The firm has no history of worker-safety violations, according to Cal/OSHA. Q —Pleasanton Weekly staff and Bay City News Service

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

Aug. 6 Drug violation Q 8:11 p.m. on the 7300 block of Johnson Drive Theft Q 6:36 p.m. on the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

Aug. 5 Theft from auto Q 7:03 a.m. on the 800 block of Division Street Q 12:04 p.m. on the 3700 block of Kamp Drive Q 12:57 p.m. on the 3500 block of Helen Drive Q 9:47 p.m. on the 11900 block of Dublin Canyon Road Shoplifting Q 6:18 p.m. on the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road Q 10 p.m. on the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road Commercial burglary Q 6:53 p.m. on the 6000 block of Johnson Drive Drug violation Q 7:26 a.m. on the 3000 block of Bernal Ave Vandalism Q 7:52 a.m. on the 3500 block of Rathbone Way DUI Q 9:05 p.m. on the 400 block of St. Mary Street Alcohol violation Q 4:56 p.m. on the 4200 block of First St Graffiti Q 10:27 a.m. on the 200 block of Birch Creek Drive Q 10:53 a.m. on the 1000 block of Kottinger Drive

Aug. 4 Assault/battery Q 6:57 p.m. on the Picadilly Court DUI Q 9:18 on Stoneridge Drive

Auto theft Q 12:13 p.m. on the 3100 block of Bernal Avenue Q 1:33 p.m. on the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road Fraud Q 4:39 p.m. on the 4800 block of Bernal Avenue Vandalism Q 9:09 a.m. at Laurel Creek and Stoneridge drives

Aug. 3 Alcohol violation Q 2:47 p.m. on the 5100 block Hopyard Road Q 11:21 p.m. on the 300 block of St. Mary Street Theft Q 6:04 p.m. on the 4400 block of Mohr Avenue Q 2:44 p.m., 6600 block of Owens Drive; auto theft Fraud Q 3:26 p.m. on the 5300 block Sonoma Drive Burglary Q 10:01 a.m. on the 4400 block of Stoneridge Drive Drug violation Q12:25 a.m. on the 1100 block of Santa Rita Road

Aug. 2 Alcohol violation Q 9:21 p.m. on the 900 block of Rose Avenue Graffiti Q 8:09 p.m. at Kottinger and Mirador drives Sex offense Q 12:06 a.m. on Main Street Q 7:24 p.m. on Chabot Drive Theft Q 12:39 a.m., 4400 block of Valley Ave; theft from auto Q 4:33 p.m., 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting Q 7:19 p.m., 2300 block of Stoneridge Drive; shoplifting

Fraud 1:05 p.m. on the 2500 block of Larrikeet Court Commercial burglary Q 12:03 p.m. on the 1600 block Stoneridge Mall Road Q

Aug. 1 Burglary Q 7:52 a.m., 3000 block of Hopyard Road; commercial Q 7:20 p.m., 4300 block of First Street; residential Fraud Q 10:42 a.m. on the 2600 block of Lylewood Drive Q 2:44 p.m. on the 8200 block of Regency Drive Theft Q 12:31 p.m. on the 4800 block of Hopyard Road Q 1:38 p.m. on the 3000 block of Bernal Avenue Q 2:44 p.m., 5000 block of Owens Drive; theft from auto Vandalism Q 2:07 p.m. on the 5700 block of West Las Positas Blvd

July 31 Alcohol violation Q 10:56 p.m. on the 4200 block of Valley Avenue Sex offense Q 3:03 p.m. on Mohr Avenue Theft Q 8:42 a.m., 5600 block of Springhouse Drive; theft from auto Q 9:40 a.m., 8000 block of Mountain View Drive; theft from auto Q 12:54 p.m., 5500 block of Springhouse Drive; auto theft Q 7:05 p.m. on the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road Drug violation Q 3:29 a.m. on the 5100 block of Hopyard Road


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STORY BY JULIA REIS | PHOTOS BY DANIEL KIM

ordering an expanse of green grass that makes up Kottinger Village Park, the new homes sit side by side, painted in earth tones and adorned with decorations. New flowers and landscaping dot dirt plots surrounding the single-story cottages. Planter boxes border the houses, many brimming with herbs. And behind construction fencing, a new multiple-story building nears completion, with tenants expected to move in this fall. Years in the making, the Kottinger Gardens affordable senior housing project is now toward the end of its first phase. The redevelopment of the former Kottinger Place site and current Pleasanton Gardens complex — respectively located at 240 and 251 Kottinger Drive, just outside

downtown Pleasanton — is a collaboration between the city and nonprofit developer MidPen Housing Corp. “It’s been a pleasure to partner with the city of Pleasanton and other community stakeholders on their clear vision to transform this wonderfully situated but outdated property,” Abby Goldware, MidPen associate director of housing development, said in a statement. “The seniors who lived here previously now have brand-new, environmentally friendly homes where they can age in place.” “And once the second phase is complete, we’ll have doubled the number of affordable apartments, which is particularly important given the growing population of seniors here in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets,” she added.

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A task force made up of local commissioners, residents of the senior housing communities and other stakeholders selected MidPen for the two-phase project in December 2011. As part of the project agreement, the city retained ownership of the former Kottinger Place property while MidPen committed to owning and managing the new buildings themselves. The project also required buy-in from Pleasanton Gardens Inc., the nonprofit owner of the 40-apartment Pleasanton Gardens senior housing complex that is managed by MidPen. The nonprofit agreed to donate the Pleasanton Gardens property and its assets to the city for the redevelopment of that site along with what was formerly Kottinger Place across the street. The first phase of construction began at the old Kottinger Place in March 2016 and consists of tearing down 50 units and building 131 new ones split between 51 single-story one-bedroom cottages and a multi-story building with 76 one-bedroom apartments and four two-bedroom units. Former Kottinger Place residents were moved to temporary housing or stayed with relatives for a year until construction on the cottages was completed in March. Construction on the multi-story residential building, which will also house property management offices and a community room, is expected to be wrapped up in October. The second phase — the redevelopment of the Pleasanton

Gardens site across the street — is slated to start in December and finish in April 2019. MidPen will expand that property from 40 units to 54 split between 24 one-bedroom cottages and a multi-story building with 26 one-bedroom apartments and four two-bedroom units. Current tenants will move to the Kottinger Gardens phase one property across the street while construction takes place. The Kottinger Gardens complex is more than a decade in the making. In response to a request from the Housing Commission and a group of residents, the city began studying the potential for the replacement, expansion and/or renovation of Kottinger Place and Pleasanton Gardens in November 2003. The City Council in 2004 approved the formation of a Kottinger Place Task Force to bring public input into the planning process and make recommendations for the future redevelopment. In 2010, the council adopted an agreement for the study of a Kottinger Place and Pleasanton Gardens development. Two years later they approved an exclusive negotiating rights agreement with MidPen to lead a pre-development process that would identify the steps needed to move forward. By the end of 2012, the task force was working on the site planning process with See KOTTINGER on Page 12

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MidPen, which continued through the end of 2013. The City Council approved an overall plan for the project in May 2014. The project is significant, assistant city manager Brian Dolan said, because “there’s a huge need for this kind of housing.” “I think we could build several more of these and there would still be some people that weren’t served, but we have the resources to do this one so we’re concentrating on this one,” Dolan said. “The senior lowincome demographic has been identified by the city as a population with a specialized need for housing, so we’re very happy to be able to provide something for that group.” Funding sources for the project, which costs roughly $72.2 million, include the city of Pleasanton and county of Alameda; the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, and a permanent loan and equity from Union Bank. Eighty-one of the 185 new units have Section 8 subsidies, which allows the rent for each household to be calculated based on 30% of the household’s income. The rent in the one-bedroom units ranges from $548 per month to $1,097, while two-bedroom units cost between $658 and $1,097 monthly. Kottinger Gardens will ultimately house a mix of longtime and new senior residents earning up to 60% of the area median income, or $50,100 for a two-person household.

New units at Kottinger Gardens have accessible features, like shelves that pull out, and planter boxes for residents to garden.

MidPen received 912 applications for 47 openings for new households at phase one and conducted a lottery last month. On a recent tour of Kottinger Gardens phase one, Goldware said the redevelopment project is a response to the needs of the residents and demand for affordable senior housing. “We knew there were long waitlists and not a lot of turnover, so we wanted to maximize the units while maintaining the character of

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the neighborhood and site,” Goldware said. To that end, MidPen representatives met with each household individually to get a sense of what they wanted in a new home. “One of the things we heard over and over was about being able to age in place and being able to live independently as long as possible,” Goldware said. They also heard that some residents wanted the option of living in a single-story cottage or multi-story building. Bill Simpson, 85, lived at Kottinger Place from 2004 until he had to relocate for construction in 2016. He and his cat Olivia now reside in one of the new Kottinger Gardens cottages. Simpson was on the Kottinger Place Task Force that worked with MidPen on the design of the new housing. “I liked it very much (at Kottinger Place),” Simpson said in a recent interview in his home. “I had mixed feelings (about the project), but I’m very pleased at the outcome.” Simpson added he likes living in a cottage as he did before, particularly one that now has improved insulation and a wraparound porch overlooking Kottinger Village Park. “It’s all very nice,” he said. Accessibility has been a key consideration of the redevelopment. Units feature shelves that pull out and larger bathrooms for seniors in wheelchairs, with bars installed and seat attachments for the bathtubs. MidPen is also building with the environment in mind. All buildings will be fully insulated, with double-paned windows,

Kottinger Gardens resident and Korean War veteran Bill Simpson, who lived in the old cottages on the property, says he’s pleased with his new home.

energy-efficient lights and drought-tolerant landscaping. Right now the focus is on wrapping up the first phase of the Kottinger Gardens project this fall. In the multi-story building, Goldware pointed out what will be the community room, the fitness room and a lounge, spaces where MidPen will offer classes and services for residents. Right outside, seniors will be able to play bocce ball or watch the activity from rocking chairs. “It will be really nice once this fencing can come down,” Goldware said. Q

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The second phase of the Kottinger Gardens project, the redevelopment of the Pleasanton Gardens complex, is expected to begin in December and take until April 2019.


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Honor Flight takes veterans to ‘their’ monuments in D.C.

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World War II vets find camaraderie in three-day excursions

As a salute to veterans of World War II, a nonprofit group called Honor Flight hosts visits to the monuments in Washington, D.C., erected in their honor. The organization, including a Bay Area chapter, leads all-expense-paid trips for the veterans several times a year and provides individual volunteer escorts if needed. “We give them the red carpet treatment, there is no cutting of corners to help these men,” said Pleasanton resident Glenn Hebert, who has made the trip several times as a “guardian.” “We go to monuments, memorials, Arlington, and everything is paid for — two flights, a five-star hotel and the best food,” he said. Honor Flight currently concentrates on World War II veterans. “We are desperate to find them,” Hebert said. “About 400-500 World War II veterans die every day.” The program will transition to Korean and Vietnam War veterans over time, although they are eligible to participate now if they have a terminal illness. Hebert himself served in the infantry in Vietnam, protecting a convoy of tanker trucks that delivered

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fuel throughout South Vietnam. But he volunteers with Honor Flight because of his father, Roy Hebert, who served in the Army Air Corps in World War II, joining in 1939-40. He died 15 years ago. “I am doing it in his honor,” Hebert said. “He was in before Pearl Harbor and didn’t get out until after the war. He fought in all five theaters (European, Pacific, Atlantic, Eastern and China-Burma-India).” Roy Hebert flew more than 250 missions in B-17s, as a radio telegraph operator and a gunner. He did not share many of his war experiences with his son, but his aunt and uncle revealed them after he died. “He did a lot of U-boat reconnaissance, flying over the oceans,” Hebert said. “His plane got shot down in North Africa by the Germans. Only four men made it out of the plane alive. He was pretty badly injured and came back to the States and recovered in the burn unit.” Honor Flight gives the veterans a chance to meet with others who have the same types of memories tucked away, Hebert observed. “This gathering helps them communicate it — the good and the bad of war. It’s really cathartic for them to go through this. They’re very emotional,” he said. Honorflightbayarea.org has information about the D.C. trips and videos of veterans recalling their experiences. “As soon as that airplane got off the ground, World War II was present,” recalled one. “’When were you there? When were you at the Bulge? When did you join? You’re so young!’” Another recalled being bombed whenever the moon was full. They would race for the foxholes but didn’t want to be the first to go in because of the rats. “Fortunately, we remember the funny things,” noted another. One said the most amazing thing about the Washington trip was the immediate camaraderie among the See VETERANS on Page 18

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Korean War vet Jack Tornio, who served in the Air Force, Army and Naval Reserve, at the Iwo Jima Memorial on his trip to Washington, D.C., in June with Honor Flight Bay Area, a nonprofit group that brings aging war veterans to the Capitol to visit monuments erected in their honor.


Through his lens Pleasanton senior has passion for photographing wildlife BY JULIA REIS

For decades Ray Rychnovsky has enjoyed photographing scenery and wildlife he encounters on travels to different spots around the world, from Central America to Alaska. So when the longtime Livermore resident moved to a Pleasanton retirement community with his wife Sheila a little over three years ago, he said he was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of animals in and around his own neighborhood â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a family of red foxes, lizards, a coyote and many species of birds, to name a few. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You would never believe there is so much wildlife here,â&#x20AC;? Rychnovsky, 82, said during a recent interview. With an existing passion for photography that developed as a teenager in Iowa, the retired Sandia engineer began taking photos of animals at and near his Stoneridge Creek retirement community. Two or three times a week, Rychnovsky will go outside with his 300 mm lens Canon camera and point it toward the critters he sees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime you get a good picture thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting,â&#x20AC;? Rychnovsky said, adding he also enjoys processing and sorting through his photos after taking them. Rychnovskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photos and expertise have earned him recognition over the years. He has won 17 first-place awards for his

photography and estimates he has had thousands of his pictures published. He has also given lectures on wildlife at fishing shows, on cruise ships and at Stoneridge Creek. Rychnovsky also has penned 600 magazine articles, as well as eight books focused on fishing. A self-taught photographer, Rychnovsky said belonging to camera clubs has helped him hone his craft because â&#x20AC;&#x153;you learn from each other.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harder now to find new material for his photos, but he said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll still surprise himself when he ventures outdoors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The wildlife) is so varied and really interesting,â&#x20AC;? he said. Q

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Tips to prevent slips, trips and falls One-third of older American adults suffer falls each year

Slips, trips and falls that cause injury and death are all too common, and they disproportionately affect older people. Indeed, one-third of older U.S. adults suffer falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What’s more, a fear of falling can alter habits, negatively impacting one’s quality of life. Fortunately, many such falls are highly preventable. Changes in vision, balance and muscle strength that can occur as one ages can be addressed, and other external risk factors can be prevented.

Staying active Regular exercise is important for maintaining the physical strength and mobility needed to reduce the risk of falls. Taking classes to improve balance, such as tai chi, has also been shown to reduce the risk of falls. Many community centers and fitness clubs offer classes designed for older individuals, so be sure to consult your healthcare provider for an exercise routine that is appropriate for you. “Set a reminder to get regular health screenings for bone density, vision and other fall risk factors. Staying aware of these physical changes and adapting to them can help you remain healthy and independent,” said Carrie Nie, director of Safe Communities America, National Safety Council.

Home modifications “Most falls happen at home, so it’s important for individuals, caregivers and loved ones to focus on keeping the home free of safety hazards that increase the likelihood of falls,” Nie said. Installing grab bars, additional handrails and extra lighting can make FOTOLIA.COM it easier to maintain balAging itself is not the cause of falls, but older people are at greater risk. ance, improve vision National Safety Council Safe Communities and avoid tripping hazards. You should also free walking areas of America program put initiatives into place tripping hazards, such as electrical and phone to raise awareness of the risk of falls and incords and open drawers and cabinets. To crease older adult independence and safety at avoid slips, use non-skid rugs, clean up spills the local level. The program also works with volunteer groups to make the homes of older immediately, and wear proper footwear. adults safer. For example, one such volunteer Community engagement group, “Team Handyman,” installs grab bars, Individuals and loved ones should look hand rails and other safety features in the into local resources available that can help homes of older adults in Midland, Mich. prevent falls and maintain older adults’ indeWhile aging itself is not the cause of falls, pendence, as well as get involved in efforts to older people are at greater risk of taking a make their community more accessible. spill. To reduce your risk of falling, keep Many communities are already engaged your home safe, your body strong and your in such efforts. For example, counties, cit- community engaged. Q —StatePoint ies, towns and universities accredited by the

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veterans who had never met before. “When you walked up to someone, we didn’t shake hands, we hugged,” he said. “We cried.” Honor Flight is funded completely by donations, Hebert said. “They are three-day trips,” he explained. “We fly out of SFO on one day, the next day we go to the World War II Memorial and some of the other memorials and the Lincoln monument, and Arlington. Then we leave the next day.” Some of the veterans are accompanied by a family member or friend but if none is available, a volunteer guardian will be by his side for all three days. Companions pay their own way for about $1,000, which includes the flight, other transportation, meals and hotels. The only money the veterans need is for souvenirs. “These men are humble,” Hebert said. “They went for love of country and did whatever they were asked to do. The fortunate ones were able to come home and have families.” The veterans are transported in wheelchairs, wearing World War II Bay Area Honor Flight shirts and hats as they settle into their seats in the airplane. “A buzz goes through the airplane and it’s a huge fest, with thanking from beginning to end,” Hebert said. “It is so overwhelming for these men, who have kept a lot of what happened secret.” “Almost to a man, they are overwhelmed,” he continued. “They are thanking us, and I keep telling them, ‘We are thanking you; you don’t need to thank us.’” Q

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identified as good for eye-health. Be sure to get plenty of zinc, Vitamins E and C, lutein and zeaxanthin in your diet. While supplements can help you ensure you meet your daily requirements, you can also seek out foods that contain these nutrients. Sweet potatoes, flax seeds, leafy greens, eggs, citrus and nuts are all good choices. The good news is that these items can be good for your overall health as well. 3. Monitor and treat macular degeneration. More than 15 million Americans have macular degeneration (AMD), a progressive disease that can lead to severe central vision blind spots in both eyes. In the most advanced form, End-Stage AMD, it becomes difficult or impossible to recognize faces, read, watch TV or complete tasks requiring detailed vision. However, new advances are helping those living with macular degeneration. For example, the CentraSight treatment program uses a pea-sized telescope implant. Implanted in one eye only, the FDA-approved and Medicare-eligible device is proven to restore vision and improve quality of life those 65 and older. The other eye remains “as-is,” to maintain the patient’s peripheral vision, because some is lost in the operated eye after the out-patient surgery. Q —StatePoint

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The eighth annual Wheels for Meals Ride is soon approaching, and cyclists of all ages are invited to participate in the event as a team or as an individual. The ride serves as a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels of Alameda County, a nonprofit that provides meals, safety checks and visits to homebound seniors in the region. Registration is now open for the event, which will take place at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park at 2500 Stanley Blvd. on Oct. 21. Cyclists can choose from three different routes and mileage levels, all with staggered starting times. The easier, more familyfriendly 15-mile ride will begin at 9 a.m.; the moderate, 35-miler will start at 8a.m. and the 70-mile ride (“adventuresome and challenging with steep climbs and fast descents,” according to organizers) begins at 7a.m. All routes are supported with SAG (Support and Gear) vehicles, rest stops, route markings and cue sheets. After the ride, participants can join a celebratory barbecue lunch, with live

entertainment and family-friendly activities. Shadow Cliffs has a $6 parking fee per vehicle. Though a $300 fundraising minimum is suggested, the amount is not required in order to participate in the event. However, event registration does cost $45 for the 15-miler, $75 for the mid-length course and $85 for the long route. As of Aug. 9, the event had raised a little under $9,000. Founded in 1987, the nonprofit Meals on Wheels of Alameda County now prepares nearly 2,200 meals to homebound seniors every delivery day via its five independent delivery programs. It’s one of 5,000 independently-run local programs across the country that are part of Meals on Wheels America. According to the organization, the senior population is expected to double by 2050. Currently, over 10 million, or 1 in 6, seniors in the United States face the danger of hunger and more than 15 million (1 in 4) live in isolation. As an added bonus to meals, then, volunteers’ delivery trips often serve as a safety check to seniors living on their own. Q

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LETTERS A fair complaint Dear Editor, On June 24, my family and friends of about 27 members purchased reserved seats for the fair horse races as we have done each year for about 37 years. We normally sit in Section E. This year, we were told that the fair no longer uses pins for our tickets to identify us as payers of the seats in that area; they did not have anyone standing at the stairs at the bottom and people in droves kept coming up and sitting in our paid for seats. We had to confront them all day long and some people didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care and stayed there for awhile regardless of what they were told. I have never had as lousy a day at the races as I did on that day. The employees at the top of the stairs did not pay attention to what was going on and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to care when we said something to them. My brother paid for the tickets, and he should receive a refund since we were all doing the job of a paid employee who was absent. As far as I am concerned, the fair taking my brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money is the same as stealing it, since we paid for the tickets to sit there and they had no one there to protect our rights. This is a day the family looks forward to each year, and I must say the fair sorely failed in keeping their clients happy in this instance. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Diane Cowart

Public servants Dear Editor, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m confused by Ron Imperialeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s July 21 letter on Congressman Swalwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strengthening Loan Forgiveness for Public Servants Actâ&#x20AC;? to enhance loan forgiveness for teachers, police officers, public health workers and others who dedicate their career to public service. Swalwell attended local public schools and received a Division 1 scholarship for soccer at the University of Maryland, becoming the first in his family to go to college. He then became a prosecutor for the Alameda County DAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. He is currently 36 years old and

serving us as a congressman. My daughter received her J.D. degree from U.C. Hastings. Three years of law school cost over $140,000, and she took out federal student loans to pay for her degree. She has been a prosecutor in Sacramento for the past six years and was promised by the federal government that the loan forgiveness program would begin when she fulfilled the requirements â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including a higher interest rate, repaid for 10 years at $1,200 per month. My daughter could have gone into the private sector and made double the money. However, she is proud to be a public servant, and put that before income. She is married to yet another public servant, one who puts his life on the line as a Sacramento firefighter. So, Mr. Imperiale, are these the â&#x20AC;&#x153;elitesâ&#x20AC;? that you talked about? The public servants who protect us, defend us and teach our children? I find your letter offensive and disturbing, and a perfect example of what is wrong in America today. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Linda C. Randes, Public school teacher

Service, between 2010 and 2016, more than 102 million trees died in California. In addition, the wet winter fueled the growth of a significant grass crop. The recent Grizzly Fire is a reminder that this combination may exacerbate this wildfire season. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why PG&E is working with local fire safe councils for the fourth year in a row, providing nearly $2 million in project funding this year to reduce the threat of wildfires. In Alameda and Contra Costa counties, the Diablo Fire Safe

Council will use $75,000 in PG&E funding to remove dead and dying trees, remove brush and fund chipping days. Each of us can do our part by maintaining defensible space around our homes, creating an evacuation and family communication plan and assembling an emergency supply kit. You can even download the new Cal Fire ready for wildfire app. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Cheryl Miller, Diablo Fire Safe Council â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Laura Wetmore, PG&E Mission Division

Entrance eyesore Dear Editor, The Pleasanton City Council sends out letters to owners requiring weeds to be cut on vacant lots because of fire hazards. Apparently this does not apply to city-owned properties such as the new park on Bernal Avenue across from the fairgrounds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which, with all its weeds, looks like our own â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jurassic Park.â&#x20AC;? In hindsight, it looked a lot better when the tenant rancher kept it in alfalfa, and kept it green and mowed. Perhaps itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to form up another task force, as in the Foothill Park experience, to study what to do about this $15 million city entrance eyesore. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;J. Jack Bras â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Florence Bras

Drought emergency over, but wildfire season may be worse Dear Editor, The drought is over, but the damage has already been done. According to the U.S. Forest

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Sports Pleasanton man named GM of Oakland club Richardson takes helm at Sequoyah after long stint at Sunol Valley

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club in the new position of director of personnel. Richardson was promoted to general manager at Sunol Valley in 1995 and later became a partner and chief operating officer/general manager — positions he held until the club closed last year. He worked as a contracted market researcher and analyst for The DeSilva Group and DeSilva Gates Construction in the interim, according to his LinkedIn page, until being hired by Sequoyah this summer. “We’re fortunate to have a leader like Bryan Richardson steer us through this exciting time,” Steve Callaway, president of Sequoyah’s Board of Directors, said in a statement. “Sequoyah is on the move, with the fitness center and other improvements and community partnerships planned.” Located just east of Interstate 580 at 4550 Heafey Road, Sequoyah is nestled between the Oakland Zoo, Anthony Chabot Regional Park and Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve. The club includes a championship golf course (par 70 for men and par 72 for women) as well as swimming, tennis and dining. Richardson lives in Pleasanton with his wife of 27 years, Carol. The couple have two adult children: Mollie and Collin. Q

Local boys climb out of elimination bracket to win regional in Tahoe The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 15-yearold all-stars went to the great vacation destination of Lake Tahoe, but it was all business for the local boys as they brought home the title of the Pacific Southwest Regional Championships. By virtue of the win, Tri-Valley advances to the Babe Ruth World Series in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. that began yesterday and ends next Thursday. Tri-Valley, which consists of teens from Pleasanton and Danville, opened the double-elimination regional tournament in Tahoe with Southern Utah champion Milford, soundly defeating them 25-1. After a day off, Tri-Valley took on longtime rival Hawaii in game two. The team from Oahu took Tri-Valley down 9-3. It was gut-check time for Tri-Valley, the two-time defending champions of the tournament as one more loss meant elimination. The team took it one game at time in hopes of getting to the championship and started with a 9-1 win over South Lake Tahoe, the host team for the tournament. In the first game of the next day, the team beat Yuma, Ariz. 7-2, followed by a thrilling 4-3 win over Torrance, the

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The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars are in Tennessee for the World Series after winning the Pacific Southwest regional title with a 9-3 victory over Hawaii in the championship.

Southern California representative for a third straight win while facing elimination. Next up was a rematch with Oahu, a team they would need to beat twice. Tri-Valley took the first step with a 4-1 win, forcing a winner-take-all title game. Once again, the local boys came through, this time with a 9-3 win giving the team the regional title and a spot in the World Series. The entire team played well throughout the tournament.

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Little League Intermediate World Series The team from Danville once again started hot in the Little League Intermediate World Series held in Livermore last week, before suffering a pair of tough losses to close out their tournament. Danville, who qualified for the event as the host team by winning the District 57 title, opened the tournament with a 3-2 win over Freehold, N.J. and followed that with a 6-1 win over San Angelo, Texas. The local boys then picked up their first loss, falling 5-4 to Wailuka, Hawaii. They were eliminated with a 5-4 loss to the team from New Jersey. New Jersey proceeded to beat Hawaii 6-4 to win the U.S. title and advance to the championship game, but fell 6-5 to the team from Guayama, Puerto Rico in the World Series finale. Q


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ness as: 1.) BizBen.com 2.) BizBen 3.) BizBuyFinancing.com 4.) BizBuy Financing, 7172 Regional St. #364, Dublin, CA 94568, Alameda County, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Business Exchange Network, Inc., 7172 Regional St. #364, Dublin, CA 94568. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein Oct. 1, 1993. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda on July 14, 2017. Signature of Registrant: Peter Siegel, President. (Pleasanton Weekly, July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 2017.) SAFE RIDEZZ SAFERIDEZZ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 533213-14 The following person(s) doing business as: 1.) Safe Ridezz 2.) SafeRidezz, 4695 Chabot Drive, #200, Pleasanton, CA 94588, Alameda County, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 3rd Planet LLC, 6450 Stoneridge Mall Road N222, Pleasanton, CA, 94588. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda on July 14, 2017. Signature of Registrant: Priya Khemlani, President. (Pleasanton Weekly, July 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11, 2017) FRANKLIN TAX SERVICE; FRANKLIN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 533336-37 The following person(s) doing business as: 1.) Franklin Tax Service 2.) Franklin Property Management, located at 4473 Willow Road Ste. 105, Pleasanton CA, 94588, Alameda County, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Franklin Management Systems, Inc., 4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, CA 94588. This business is conducted by a (Massachusetts) Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda on

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July 19, 2017. Signature of Registrant: John Harrington, President. (Pleasanton Weekly, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18) FASTRISE CONSULTING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 533242 The following person(s) doing business as: FASTRISE CONSULTING, 2434 POMINO WAY, PLEASANTON, CA 94566, ALAMEDA COUNTY is hereby registered by the following owner(s): FARIBA ABHARI, 2434 POMINO WAY, PLEASANTON, CA 94566 This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein July 1, 2017. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda on July, 17 2017. SIGNATURE OF REGISTRANT: FARIBA ABHARI, MANAGING DIRECTOR (Pleasanton Weekly, July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 2017) REALTY WORLD VALLEY RESIDENTIAL; GABRIEL REAL ESTATE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 533367-68 The following person(s) doing business as: REALTY WORLD VALLEY RESIDENTIAL; GABRIEL REAL ESTATE, 275 ROSE AVE, STE 215, PLEASANTON, CA 94566, ALAMEDA COUNTY hereby registered by the following owner(s): GABRIEL A. RADDAVERO, 5574 CIVIC TERRACE AVE, NEWARK, CA 94560. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda on JULY 20, 2017. SIGNATURE OF THE REGISTRANT: GABRIEL A. RADDAVERO, OWNER. (Pleasanton Weekly, JULY 28, AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 2017) THE LUXE LOFT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 533482 The following person(s) doing business as: THE LUXE LOFT, 4713 1ST STREET, STE 275, PLEASANTON, CA 94566, ALAMEDA COUNTY is hereby registered by the following owner(s): LISA LUNA, 635 DES MOINES PLACE, SAN JOSE, CA

95133. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda on July 24, 2017. SIGNATURE OF REGISTRANT: LISA LUNA (Pleasanton Weekly, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 2017) PURE BEAUTY LOUNGE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 533699 The following person doing business as: PURE BEAUTY LOUNGE 4713 First St., Suite 238, Pleasanton, CA 94566, Alameda County, is hereby registered by the following owner: Sureya Hinojos, 1423 E. Shoreline Dr. San Ramon, CA 94582. This business is conducted by Sureya Hinojos, an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on July 27, 2017. Signature of Registrant: Surey Hinojos, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda on July 27, 2017.(Pleasanton Weekly, Aug. 11, 18, 25 and Sept. 1, 2017.) KAMCO INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 533518 The following person doing business as: KAMCO INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES, 2677 Becard Ct. Pleasanton, CA 94566, Alameda County, is hereby registered by the following owner: Robert J. Scurria, 2677 Becard Ct., Pleasanton, CA 94566. This business is conducted by Robert J. Scurria, an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein KAMCO INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES April 14, 1998. Signature of Registrant: Robert J. Scurria, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda on July 25, 2017. (Pleasanton Weekly, Aug. 11, 18, 25 and Sept. 1, 2017.)

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9469 Blessing Dr., The Preserve $2,010,000

2478 Foothill Road, Pleasanton $1,750,000

7967 Stonehurst Court, Pleasanton $1,199,000

We Know Vintage Hills SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

1138 Mataro Court, Pleasanton $1,390,000

3240 Arbor Drive, Pleasanton $1,370,000

3314 Arbor Drive, Pleasanton $1,363,000

1151 Mataro Court, Pleasanton $1,300,000

We Know Ruby Hill SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

510 Montori Court, Ruby Hill $1,429,000

481 Trebbianno Place, Ruy Hill $1,420,000

593 Trebbiano Place, Ruby Hill $1,369,000

427 Cabonia Court, Ruby Hill $1,360,000

DeAnna Armario

Liz Venema

Team Leader/Realtor

Team Leader/Realtor

DeAnna 925.260.2220 DeAnna@ArmarioHomes.com CA BRE#01363180

ArmarioVenemaHomes.com

Kim Hunt

Lisa Desmond

Kevin Johnson

Team Manager/Realtor

Buyer’s Specialist

Buyer’s Specialist

Amanda Venema-Davlin

Luxury Living & Real Estate Specialists in the East Bay PLEASANTON LIVERMORE DUBLIN SAN RAMON DANVILLE BLACKHAWK ALAMO WALNUT CREEK

Team Assistant

Michelle Kroger Client Services

Liz 925.413.6544 Liz@VenemaHomes.com CA BRE#01922957

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THE ADDRESS IS PLEASANTON THE EXPERIENCE IS AIN PINEL

AMO $3,595,000

PLEASANTON $1,999,000

LIVERMORE $1,349,000

230 Lark Lane | 6bd/5ba Janna Chestnut | 925.876.6105 OPEN SAT & SUN 2:00-4:00

2306 Gloria Court | 5bd/4.5ba Linda Traurig | 925.382.9746 OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-4:00

2616 Pyramid Street | 4bd/3ba Linda Traurig | 925.382.9746 OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-4:00

LIVERMORE $1,248,000

PLEASANTON $965,000

LIVERMORE $850,000

1948 Hall Circle | 6bd/3ba Linda Futral | 925.980.3561 OPEN SAT & SUN 1:00-4:00

4038 Schween Court | 3bd/2ba Tim McGuire | 925.462.7653 BY APPOINTMENT

858 South K Street | 3bd/2ba Linda Futral | 925.980.3561 BY APPOINTMENT

SAN RAMON $843,000

PLEASANTON $820,000

LIVERMORE $768,000

2844 Westwood Avenue | 4bd/2ba Sean Jolley | 925.6214.063 OPEN SAT & SUN 1:00-4:00

7333 Tulipwood Circle | 4bd/2ba Jo Ann Luisi | 925.321.6104 BY APPOINTMENT

1157 Lucille Street | 4bd/2ba Linda Futral | 925.980.3561 BY APPOINTMENT

DUBLIN $735,000

BRENTWOOD $689,000

DUBLIN $549,950

7300 Sheffield Lane | 3bd/2ba Tim McGuire | 925.462.7653 BY APPOINTMENT

716 Richardson Drive | 2bd/2.5ba Jo Ann Luisi | 925.321.6104 BY APPOINTMENT

3360 Maguire Way Unit 316 | 2bd/2ba Esther McClay | 925.519.5025 BY APPOINTMENT

APR.COM

Over 30 Real Estate Offices Serving The Bay Area Including Pleasanton 925.251.1111 Square footage, acreage, and other information herein, has been received from one or more of a variety of different sources. Such information has not been verified by Alain Pinel Realtors®. If important to buyers, buyers should conduct their own investigation.

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