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SUBMITTED BY MIKE TICE PHOTOS BY R. HASEMEYER The Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley (MGSCV) will be hosting its annual three-day show and sale on March 1, 2 and 3 at Newark Pavilion. Anything and everything that has to do with rocks – fossils, gemstones, jewelry, and more – will be displayed for all to admire and purchase.

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Highlights of the event include a geode splitter, demonstrations of lapidary skills by club members, over 25 display cases containing everything from carved turquoise to petrified wood, and the children’s spinning wheel. The Fluorescent Mineral Society will showcase rocks (and a scorpion) that glow under ultraviolet light. A beautiful opal pendant created by Ed Rigor and valued at $2,200 will be this year’s raffle prize, and the popular auction of members’ lapidary creations (such as the

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turquoise tree by Doc Buschke) will be held as a silent auction/raffle over all three days. A big attraction this year, thanks to Dr. Joyce Blueford and the Math Science Nucleus of Fremont, is a display of the famous Irvington Fossils on the main stage. Local “Boy Paleontologists” were featured throughout the United States in the 1940s. This band of boys, ranging in age from seven to thirteen, unearthed one of the best preserved fossil sites in North America. Fossils from the Irvcontinued on page 4

BY MIRIAM G. MAZLIACH POSTERS/PHOTO COURTESY OF NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NEA) You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, To pick up a book and read with a child. You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot, To pick up a book and share what you’ve got. In schools and communities, Let’s gather around, Let’s pick up a book, Let’s pass it around.

SUBMITTED BY AILEEN CHANCO Continuing its tradition of classical chamber music concerts “outside the box” at Old Mission San Jose in Fremont, Music at the Mission presents “Tango Apasionado” in a performance showcasing the influences surrounding the music of Astor Piazzolla, who revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed Tango Nuevo. The concert will take place on Thursday, March 7 beginning with a 7:15 p.m. pre-concert talk followed by the 8 p.m. concert featuring Bay Area Nuevo tango group Quinteto Quilombo, which consists of bandoneonista Seth Asarnow, violinist Ertan Torgul, pianist Aileen Chanco, guitarist Paul Binkley, and double bassist Bill Everett. They will be joined by organist Ron MacKean, clarinetist and saxophonist Michael Corner, and tango dancers Count Glover and Mariana Ancarola. Tango Nuevo, which infuses classical forms and jazz elements into the traditional tango music of Argentina, was so controversial in the beginning that Piazzolla had his life threatened on numerous occa-

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N

ow that 2013 has arrived, we are less than a year away from the time when most Americans are expected to be enrolled in a health insurance plan, according the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama in March 2010. This year, you will see more changes affecting the availability of health insurance to many segments of our population, according to the tenets of the sweeping health care reform law. “Since the law was passed, there have been a number of changes to the availability of insurance and covered benefits,” said Kristi Caracappa, health insurance information service coordinator for Washington Hospital in Fremont. “Probably the biggest change people will notice this year will be the opening of the California Health Benefit Exchange, which is intended to give people who have no coverage— due to pre-existing conditions or other circumstances—access to affordable, competitive insurance options and improved benefits.”

To help people learn about qualifications for Medicare and what Medicare offers,Washington Hospital is offering a free seminar on Wednesday, March 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Conrad E. Anderson M.D. Auditorium located at 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West) in Fremont.To register, visit www.whhs.com or call (800) 963-7070.

With open enrollment scheduled to begin Oct.1, the exchange is intended to be a transparent, competitive marketplace that can be accessed through the internet. On the exchange’s Web site, individuals and small businesses will be able to compare health plans,

get questions answered and enroll in the plan they select. There will also be a toll-free consumer assistance phone hotline. Low income families who are not eligible for other types of affordable coverage, such as Medicaid, will be able to receive tax

credits to help pay for insurance premiums. Coverage purchased through the exchange will begin January 1, 2014. “Our service is currently following the exchange as it begins to roll out with more comprehensive information available each week,” added Caracappa. “We plan to offer assistance to help people understand how the exchange works, and we also hope to be able to provide help with enrollment.” Washington Hospital’s Health Insurance Information Service is a free, confidential and unbiased program that helps people get the information they need to make informed decisions about their health insurance. To contact the Service, call (800) 770-9447. They are open weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The coordinators can answer questions over the phone, or you may set up an appointment for a personal consultation. Other changes that have already occurred due to the Affordable Care Act have affected the availability of insurance cov-

erage and additions to covered services. For example, parents can now keep their children on their family coverage until they are 26 years old, if the child does not have other job-based health insurance. In addition, the law is making Medicare prescription drug coverage more affordable for seniors by gradually closing the prescription drug donut hole. Previously, recipients were required to pay for their drugs once they had reached a certain threshold in total annual prescription costs. According to the law, the donut hole will close by 2020. Another change that has already taken affect enables a child to qualify for health insurance even when the parents do not have coverage due to pre-existing conditions. The Healthy Families Program is also changing. This is a statesponsored, very low premium insurance designed for low income continued on page 5

Are You Eligible for Medicare? Health Insurance Seminar Will Discuss Qualifications and What Medicare Offers Medicare offers a wealth of health benefits, once you understand the details. That’s where many people become overwhelmed. This year, there are four Medicare Advantage plans, 7 Medigap plans, and 29 different Medicare Part D plans to choose from - and every year elements of the Medicare Part D plans change.

“For those not yet on Medicare, or who may have heard scary things about it, choosing a plan can cause a lot of anxiety,” according to Kristi Carracappa, Health Insurance Information Service Coordinator at Washington Hospital. “But it’s really an easy process once you have the right tools and information,” she adds.

To help people learn about qualifications for Medicare and what Medicare offers, Washington Hospital is offering a free seminar on Wednesday, March 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Conrad E. Anderson M.D. Auditorium located at 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West) in Fremont. To register for the free seminar, visit www.whhs.com or call (800) 963-7070.

InHealth broadcasts on Comcast Channel 78 in Fremont, Newark and Union City and online at www.inhealth.tv The full schedule of InHealth programs listed below can also be viewed in real time on the Washington Hospital website, www.whhs.com T U E S DAY

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Diabetes Matters: Top Foods for Heart Health

What You Should Know About Carbs and Food Labels

Shingles

Diabetes Matters: Research: Advancing Diabetes Management

Voices InHealth: Healthy Pregnancy

Washington Women's Center: Circulation 101 for Women - Part 1: Varicose Veins

12:00 PM 12:00 AM

Voices InHealth: Radiation Safety

12:30 PM 12:30 AM

Voices InHealth: The Legacy Strength Training System

1:00 PM 1:00 AM

Women's Health Conference: Aging Gracefully

1:30 PM 1:30 AM

What Are Your Vital Signs Telling You?

Washington Women's Center: Cancer Genetic Counseling

Treating Infection: Learn About Sepsis Alzheimer's Disease

Disaster Preparedness

Think Pink

2:00 PM 2:00 AM

2:30 PM 2:30 AM

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting February 13th, 2013

3:00 PM 3:00 AM

3:30 PM 3:30 AM

Your Concerns InHealth: Senior Scam Prevention

Wound Care Update

Your Concerns InHealth: Pediatric Care – The Pre-School Years

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting February 13th, 2013

5:30 PM 5:30 AM

Skin Cancer

What You Should Know About Carbs and Food Labels

Don't Let Back Pain Sideline You Men's Health Expo 2011

5:00 PM 5:00 AM

Raising Awareness About Stroke

Turning 65? Get To Know Medicare

6:30 PM 6:30 AM

Arthritis: Do I Have One of 100 Types?

Learn If You Are at Risk for Liver Disease

7:30 PM 7:30 AM

Superbugs: Are We Winning the Germ War?

8:30 PM 8:30 AM

9:00 PM 9:00 AM

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting February 13, 2013 Healthy Nutrition for Your Heart

9:30 PM 9:30 AM

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting February 13, 2013

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting February 13, 2013

Influenza and Other Contagious Respiratory Conditions Peripheral Vascular Disease: Leg Weakness, Symptoms and Treatment & Percutaneous (Under the Skin) Treatment

Inside Washington Hospital: The Green Team Inside Washington Hospital: Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders

Voices InHealth: Bras for Body & Soul

Voices InHealth: Radiation Safety

Living Well with Diabetes: Overcoming Challenges

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting February 13, 2013

Voices InHealth: Cyberbullying - The New Schoolyard Bully

Your Concerns InHealth: A Good Night's Sleep

GERD & Your Risk of Esophageal Cancer Caring for an Older Adult: Everything You Need to Know about Caregiving

8:00 PM 8:00 AM

Get Back On Your Feet: New Treatment Options for Ankle Conditions

Diabetes Matters: Diabetes Viewpoint

Inside Washington Hospital: Patient Safety

Kidney Transplants

7:00 PM 7:00 AM

Community Based Senior Supportive Services

Learn About Nutrition for a Healthy Life

Learn Exercises to Help Lower Your Blood Pressure and Slow Your Heart Rate

6:00 PM 6:00 AM

Treating Infection: Learn About Sepsis

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting February 13, 2013

Treatment Options for Knee Problems

4:00 PM 4:00 AM

4:30 PM 4:30 AM

Do You Suffer From Anxiety or Depression?

Caring for an Older Adult: Everything You Need to Know about Caregiving

Dietary Treatment to Treat Voices InHealth: Medicine Celiac Disease Safety for Children

Inside Washington Hospital: The Green Team Kidney Transplants Inside Washington Hospital: Pediatric Care

GERD & Your Risk of Esophageal Cancer

10:00 PM 10:00 AM

10:30 PM 10:30 AM

Important Immuniza- Heart Healthy Eating After tions for Healthy Adults Surgery and Beyond

Shingles Diabetes Matters: Back to the Basic Keys for Success

11:00 PM 11:00 AM

11:30 PM 11:30 AM

Do You Have Sinus Problems?

Financial Scams: How to Protect Yourself

Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Heart Irregularities Fitting Physical Activity Into Your Day

Inside Washington Hospital: Stroke Response Team

Don't Let Back Pain Sideline You

Turning 65? Get To Know Medicare


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Washington Hospital Seminar Focuses on Prevention and Treatment Diabetes is a life-altering chronic disease that must be properly managed to avoid serious and even deadly complications. Diabetes causes blood sugar (glucose) levels to rise, which can damage blood vessels and other organs in the body. “Diabetes can cause heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, and eye problems,” said Dr Archana Bindra, an endocrinologist and member of the Washington Hospital Medical Staff. “But the risk for these complications can be reduced with proper management.”

To stay healthy, it is important for people with diabetes to take medications as directed, eat right, exercise, and learn as much as possible about the disease. Dr Archana Bindra, an endocrinologist and member of the medical staff at Washington Hospital, will offer tips for keeping diabetes under control at an upcoming seminar titled “Diabetes Update.” The free seminar is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. and will be held at the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West), in Fremont.

She will offer tips for keeping diabetes under control at an upcoming seminar titled “Diabetes Update.” scheduled for Thursday, March 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. The seminar is part of Washington Hospital’s free monthly Diabetes Matters education series and will be held at the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West), in Fremont. Diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or is not able to use it properly. Insulin is a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches, and other food into energy. When this process doesn’t work properly, glucose levels in the blood can get too high. She will spend some time talking about a condition called prediabetes, when blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. According to Dr. Bindra, recent research has shown that some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during prediabetes. “Not everyone with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes,” she said. “Diet, exercise, and weight loss can help to prevent type 2 diabetes.” Higher Risk Dr. Bindra will discuss some of the complications of diabetes. Diabetes dramatically increases the risk of various cardiovascular problems, including coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, narrowing of arteries, and high blood pressure. In fact, the death rate from heart disease is two to four times higher for people with diabetes than for people without the disease, according to the American Heart Association. Neuropathy or nerve damage is another serious complication. Elevated glucose levels damage the walls of the tiny blood vessels that feed the nerves. This nerve damage can cause tingling and numbness in the fingers, toes, and legs. Nerve damage in the feet or poor blood flow to the feet increases the risk of foot problems. Left untreated, cuts and blisters on the feet can become infected. Severe damage could require toe, foot, or leg amputation. If the tiny blood vessels that make up the filtering system in the kidneys become too damaged, kidney failure or irreversible end-stage kidney disease can result, requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant. Diabetes can also damage the blood vessels in the retina, causing diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to continued onpage 9

Every month Dr. Ash Jain, cardiologist and medical director of Washington Hospital’s Stroke Program, invites community members to learn about different aspects of stroke, a potentially deadly disease process that occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Next Tuesday, March 5, the Free Stroke Education Series at Washington Hospital will begin again, giving community members an in-depth introduction to stroke and a better understanding of their risk. Start from the Beginning “The beginning of the Stroke Education Series is very important, particularly for members of the community who don’t fully understand what stroke is or may not be able to recognize its symptoms,” Dr. Jain explains. He adds that the Stroke Program relies on community members to know the signs of stroke so that they can seek emergency medical attention immediately if they suspect a stroke in themselves or someone close to them. “We are always seeking to improve patients’ outcomes, because stroke is the most devastating disease there is,” Dr. Jain says. “Something people may not realize is that they play a critical role in stroke care. Timing is everything when it comes to treatment of stroke, and when community members recognize stroke, they are much more likely to take the appropriate action.” Methods for treating and diagnosing stroke are constantly evolving, and the Stroke Education Series is a good way to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements from experts in the field. “Part of the reason I attended last year’s World Stroke Congress in Brazil was to ensure that our program is doing all it can to improve our patients’ outcomes following stroke,” Dr. Jain says. “However, the conference was about managing and preventing stroke, with little about the patient who also plays an important role. This is why I strongly encourage community members to learn more about stroke before it happens, as that is where cycle of management starts and ends. Hence, we can improve results if we address the start of the cycle—at the point when the patient quickly recognizes the symptoms and seeks help.” Just being able to identify signs and symptoms of stroke and knowing when to call 9-1-1 can have a significant impact on stroke outcomes. Likewise, the faster someone reaches the hospital for stroke treatment, the better the chances are for recovery, according to Dr. Jain. “We have a very efficient process for managing acute stroke, starting from the moment 9-1-1 is called, at which

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Being able to identify signs and symptoms of stroke and knowing when to call 9-1-1 can have a significant impact on stroke outcomes. To learn more about stroke, how to recognize symptoms and understand your risk factors, attend the free community education seminar next Tuesday, March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, (Washington West building) located at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont. To register, visit www.whhs.com or call (800) 963-7070.

point the cascade of care in the hospital starts immediately,” he says. “Getting to the ER if they suspect stroke can make the difference between minimal damage and long-term disability or death. This introduction to stroke seminar is an excellent means to learn the basics of stroke, including how to recognize it and prevent it.” continued on page 5


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ington District were an international sensation and, in their honor, a section of geologic time was named the Irvingtonian Stage within the Pleistocene Era. For many attendees, most of whom return year after year, the main attraction is an opportunity to visit 38 dealers selling an incredible array of lapidary and earth science items. Finished jewelry, faceted stones and settings, beads and supplies, cabochons and rough slabs, minerals, fossils, petrified wood, crystals, opals and much more will be on sale. The ever popular donated book sale is also back. In addition to the club sponsored snack bar, the Food Truck Mafia will be on site Saturday and Sunday, with five trucks featuring a variety of unique and gourmet food items. Established in 1948, the Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley has since become one of the most successful nonprofit organizations of its kind in northern California. MGSCV runs a wellequipped lapidary shop in Hayward where it holds educational workshops on lapidary techniques and jewelry arts for members of all ages and walks of life. In addition, club members have access to a library containing resources such as books, videotapes, and DVDs that illustrate lapidary techniques and give access to gem and mineral-related research. As a non-profit educational corporation, MGSCV and its 171 members are active participants in the community and local schools, helping to increase the knowledge and understanding of the

sciences pertaining to minerals, gems, fossils, geology, and related subject matter. Year-round MGSCV club members volunteer in schools to teach children about geology and rocks. Classes on a field trip with their teachers are treated to free tours at the show’s Friday session (March 1). Schools interested in attending this year’s show are encouraged to contact info@mgscv.org for more information. Adult tickets are $6 at the door and children under 13 are free with adult admission. For more information about the show, the Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley, or to get a $1 off coupon, visit www.mgscv.org.

Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral Show and Sale Friday – Sunday, March 1 – 3 Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Newark Pavilion 6430 Thornton Ave., Newark www.mgscv.org


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children under age 19 who do not qualify for Medi-Cal. Benefits include health, dental and vision services. “Healthy Families is ending, and these children will continue to receive coverage through the MediCal for Families program,” reported Caracappa. “Our service can help with enrollment.” As of Jan. 1, no new enrollments are being accepted into the Healthy Families Program. The State of California is sending letter to all Healthy Families members explaining the changes to the program and any steps they should take to ensure that they are transferred to Medi-Cal for Families. The Affordable Care Act has also expanded the preventive services covered by insurance with no deductible or co-payment. Covered prevention-related services for women include well-woman visits, support for breastfeeding equipment, domestic violence screening and counseling, and more. continued from page 3

Are You at Risk? Certain factors put individuals at a higher risk for stroke. Some of them can be modified through lifestyle changes—like quitting smoking or managing high blood pressure. Others are things we can’t change— like our race, gender, or family history of stroke. Doug Van Houten, R.N., clinical coordinator of the Stroke Program at Washington Hospital, says he wants people to look at their overall stroke risk and identify ways they can lower it. “When it comes to stroke risk, you can tell someone they’re drinking or smoking too much, and they can stop if they want to reduce their chances of stroke,” he explains. “On the other hand, if you’re a woman or of African American descent, you can’t say, ‘I’m going to stop being that because it raises my chances of having a stroke.’ Instead, you can say, ‘I’m more likely than other groups to have a stroke, so I’m going to be really good about the risk factors that I have control over.’

Additional covered benefits for adults include blood pressure and cholesterol tests, mammograms, colonoscopies, and screenings for osteoporosis. Many children’s vaccinations are also covered.

Learn more To learn more about Washington Hospital’s free Health Insurance Information Service, go online to www.whhs.com/health-insurance. To find out more about the Affordable Care Act of 2010, California’s Affordable Insurance Exchanges and the transfer of Healthy Families to Medi-Cal, go online to www.healthcare.gov Likewise, he advises people to find out if they are in a high-risk category and to talk to their physician and family members about their risk factors. “Here’s an analogy. Both my father and younger brother have had radical prostatectomies for prostate cancer, so I’m in a higher risk group,” Van Houten explains. “As a result, I’ve increased my surveillance, I have my PSA checked every four months, and I’m particularly careful about my diet since diets high in vegetables and fiber and lower in animal products tend to have less prostate cancer. I’m in higher risk category, not because I’m doing something wrong, but it’s part of my makeup.” For people in high-risk groups for stroke—such as those who have had a heart attack, transient ischemic attack (known as a mini-stroke), or a full-blown stroke—Van Houten points out that past history is one of the most significant risk factors for stroke. “In these cases, you have to recognize that you have the disease process in place for stroke, and that it doesn’t go away after you’ve had a stroke,” he explains. “Especially in these cases, you really have to focus on cholesterol, diabetes, and hypertension because these are risk factors you can manage.”

Learn More, Reduce Your Risk For a comprehensive introduction to stroke and a better understanding of risk factors that impact the chances of suffering a stroke, attend the free community education seminar next Tuesday, March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, (Washington West building) located at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont. To register, visit www.whhs.com or call (800) 963-7070.

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American Civil Rights heroes share personal stories SUBMITTED BY KRISTEN YASUKAWA, ACOE

BY ANNA JACOBY “Should I just paint the ceiling white?” It’s a question I get asked all the time. And the answer is yes—SOMETIMES. However, my answer more often than not is to think of something more interesting to do with that ceiling. Here are a few ideas: 1- Put some color on that ceiling. Painting your ceiling an actual color can make the whole room much more interesting. And don’t be afraid of dark, rich color. In one living room project I worked on recently, we painted the walls a neutral taupe color and the ceiling in a gorgeous navy blue. It turned out beautiful! And in my son’s bedroom, we selected gray for the walls, and a deep red for the ceiling. We love it. 2- If high contrast colors like navy blue and red scare you, use a lighter or darker version of the wall color on the ceiling. You won’t go wrong with this strategy. 3- Wallpaper the ceiling. This looks best if you trim the edges with crown molding. You can use a tone-on-tone wallpaper to add subtle pattern and texture, or go bold with a high-contrast pattern. 4- Install trim molding on the ceiling. You can use trim molding in a variety of interesting ways. Install moldings in a grid pattern to create the effect of a coffered ceiling. Or install bead board paneling on the ceiling for a “cottage” type of look. Or, install crown molding, then install flat molding on the ceiling about 18” in from the walls; this creates an additional border on the ceiling that can be painted in a contrasting color.

5- Paint crown molding in an accent color. Instead of painting your ceiling in a bold color, try painting the crown molding instead. I saw a photo of a living room with walls painted in a café latte color, a creamy colored ceiling, and dark chocolate brown crown molding and baseboards. It was very effective. When do you paint the ceiling white? Here are some great reasons to go with white: 1. When you have an open floor plan and you’ve painted different colors on different walls, go ahead and paint the ceiling white—it can tie all of the spaces together quite successfully. 2. When you have white painted wainscoting on the walls. Painting the ceiling white provides continuity in the room and puts the emphasis on the wainscoting rather than the ceiling. 3. When white is part of the overall color scheme in the room. For example, in one room I designed, we used a white and blue color scheme with touches of burgundy red as accents. All four walls were painted a deep royal blue, set off with white crown molding and baseboards, white shutters on the windows, creamy white carpet and a white ceiling. The furniture was mahogany, and burgundy red appeared in throw pillows, upholstery fabric and artwork. Beautiful.

The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE), in partnership with Carlmont High School in Belmont will host an evening of American civil rights history on February 28 featuring personal accounts from: Minnijean Brown Trickey Minnijean will share her story as one of nine African American students who collectively desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957, one of the most important events in the African American Civil Rights Movement. Anthony Chavez, Grandson of Cesar Chavez - Anthony will share his grandfather’s story as a Latino farm worker to renowned civil rights advocate, national labor leader and founder of the United Farm Workers. Karen Korematsu, Daughter of Fred Korematsu - Karen will share her father’s story as a Japanese American who resisted placement in the government’s internment camps in 1942. The speaker presentations will begin at 7 p.m. and will conclude with a panel discussion. The event will be held at Carlmont High School and is free and open to the public. Curriculum will be provided to teachers during a special workshop at 6:30 p.m. Although each individual story is unique, together they make up the story of civil rights in America and highlight the importance of taking a stance for what is right. This event is part of

ACOE’s ongoing efforts to connect educators with the resources and tools to teach civil rights to Alameda County students in grades K-12. As a partner with the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation for Service-Learning and the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, ACOE developed civil rights curriculum for elementary, middle and high school students and manages educator toolkits that incorporate projects focusing on social justice and civic responsibility. “ACOE is committed to civil rights education and to teach our students to remember and appreciate these leaders’ fight for equality for all of us,” said Karen Monroe, Alameda County Associate Superintendent of Education. “In a time where we are coping with cyber-bullying and gender orientation equality, it is imperative that we foster courage and conviction in our students so they may have the strength to stand up for their own rights and the rights of others.” Personal Accounts from Three Civil Rights Heroes Thursday, Feb 28 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (6:30 p.m. - Special workshop and curriculum for teachers) Carlmont High School Performing Arts Center 1400 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont For information: Evan Goldberg at (510) 670-4233 or email egoldberg@acoe.org Free event for students, teachers and community members


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Ohlone Humane Society

510-792-4587 39120 Argonaut Way #108, Fremont, Ca. 94538-1304 www.ohlonehumanesociety.org

legged friends come into our yards and homes, it means they are looking for the same things we need, the essentials of survival. We all, wildlife included, need food, water and shelter to survive. Displaced mammals and birds who have taken up residence in your attic or crawlspace are looking for places to raise their young. If that is the case, wildlife and

BY ANGELA HARTMAN, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR AND WILDLIFE CARE SUPERVISOR The beginning of spring brings baby birds and mammals; it also brings injured and orphaned wildlife. Many caring TriCity citizens like you have aided in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of these less fortunate wild animals who, because they were found in time, recover in our care at the Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. But what about the wildlife that we don’t find that are in need of assistance during the breeding season? Can we come together as a community and offer them assistance? Over the past 40 years, TriCities’ wildlife has learned to adapt living habits in an evergrowing urban/suburban environment. With loss of habitat comes a loss of wildlife. But even with a loss of habitat our wildlife perseveres and survives in an encroaching human environment. They manage to build nests in our planter boxes, attics, decks, trees and sheds. They help themselves to our fruit trees, vegetable gardens and pet food. And when they are thirsty, they use our swimming pools and garden ponds. Our local wildlife behaves this way because they, just like us all, are trying to live out their lives and raise their young. Wildlife is something that is admired by so many of us. Unfortunately when they end up in our backyards or homes there are times when things may start to become a little too close for comfort. When our winged and four

their young should be handled by a wildlife humane exclusion professional. Wildlife loves a free and easy meal. Cat or dog food is one of their favorite foods. When left outside, you are attracting wildlife particularly during the nighttime hours. Help our wildlife stick to their own natural diets. Discourage them and their young from getting a free meal. Feed your domestic animals in the house, garage or other area to which they can have access; yet you can close your companion animal’s doggy door from those uninvited visitors at night. Realize also that heat and drought are hazardous to our local wildlife. There are a few simple things that you can do at home to help wildlife in times of need and stress. Set up a birdbath or fountain in your garden and faithfully refill it no less than every three days during the hot weather months. A more simple approach is to set up a shallow dish of water under a shady tree. This will help keep them out of swimming pools and garden ponds. Every positive action we make together, as a community, will benefit every living creature on our beautiful planet we all call home. Got Donations? We Are Not Even Asking For Cash! We are in need of the following items to keep our wildlife center running for the community. Bleach, copier paper, fruit, gift cer-

tificates for pet stores and grocery stores, Kleenex, latex gloves, laundry soap, paper towels, prepaid gas cards, dry and wet cat and dog food, toilet tissue, bottled water and VOLUNTEERS. Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer orientation classes begin in March and run every month through June. New volunteers begin their service after they complete the new volunteer orientation class. For more information email ohswildlife@yahoo.com New volunteers will be trained to: Feed our injured and orphaned wildlife. Clean wildlife habitats. Prepare meals for our patients. Do laundry, dishes and gardening. Requirements to Volunteer: Complete the OHS application process. Be at least 16 years of age or older. Attend and complete the New Volunteer Orientation class. Complete on-site training. Commit to a regularly scheduled weekly shift. Have a positive attitude and a love for all wildlife. And not be afraid to get dirty! If you ever find an injured or orphaned wild animal, do not feed it. All wildlife has special diets. Before you bring it to the wildlife center place the animal in a box with a paper towel on the bottom and secure the lid. Put the box in a quiet, stress free area away from noise, pets, and children. Do not send an email to report an injured or orphaned wild animal, call (510) 797-9449. For more information on how to live in harmony with local wildlife, or volunteer opportunities, email us at ohswildlife@yahoo.com.

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Gun Buy Back Event SUBMITTED BY FREMONT PD Receive cash for guns with no questions asked through the new Santa Clara County Anonymous Gun Buy Back Program. You can turn in your guns and receive money at the Gun Buy Back event on Saturday, March 2, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose. Residency will not be asked upon turning in a firearm. You can receive up to: • $100 for each handgun, shotgun and rifle. • $200 for each assault weapon as classified in the

State of California. • Please transport your firearms unloaded and in the trunk of your vehicle. • No gun dealers. Funds are limited and subject to availability. We reserve the right to limit the amount of cash an individual can receive regardless of the amount of firearms surrendered. • For more information, rules and guidelines go to www.sccgunbuyback.com or call (408) 808-4401. 8 The Fremont Police Department is in the early stages of planning a similar event, but the date has not been confirmed yet.

Fremont Fire Department Report SUBMITTED BY BATTALION CHIEF STEVE SILVA, FREMONT FD February 16 The Fremont Fire Department responded 17 fire personnel to a reported structure fire at Bob’s Hoagy Steaks (37404 Fremont Blvd.) at 1:15 p.m. On arrival crews saw light smoke and called a “Working Fire.” Once inside, crews located small kitchen fire that was extinguished with one attack line. Damage was estimated at $1,000 to the structure and $2,000 contents. No injuries were reported. The Fremont Fire Department responded approximately 2.5 miles up the trail from Stanford Avenue towards Mission Peak where a victim of mechanical fall was located. Patient was female, approximately 35 years old with a possible fractured leg and ankle and in severe pain. She was air lifted to the trauma unit at San Jose Medical Center.

Fremont Police Log SUBMITTED B FREMONT PD February 15 Two black female suspects were committing a commercial burglary at Rite Aid on Mowry when they were confronted by security. The females threatened to shoot security and fled in a white Aerostar mini-van. FTO Tarango and Officer Hill investigated case as a robbery. A lone suspect (black male adult, wearing a white face mask and gloves) enters the OO Liquors store and brandishes a sliver handgun. Suspect fled on foot east on Darwin Dr. Loss is cash. Investigated by Officer Candler. Male claimed to have been jumped at Decoto 7-Eleven by two unknown subjects. Clerk at store didn’t see anything and follow-up to be done in morning for surveillance tape. Case investigated by Ofc Wright/ FTO Blass. Victim on Griffith claimed to have been assaulted at Sundale/Griffith. Only description is two tall black male adults and the third was a Hispanic male adult. The victim was transported to Kaiser. Case investigated by Ofc Sanchez. Gang graffiti has increased in the Central area. All Norteno in red paint. Investigated by Ofc Wilson. Two separate grab and runs of beer from AM/PM Grimmer and AM/PM Stevenson. Ofc Contrada located a suspicious car near the boathouse at Lake Elizabeth which matched the description of the suspect vehicle. Ofc Gonzalez learned that the 21 year old did the grab n run of beers from the two different stores identical so charged him com-

mercial burglary on the second. Great case. From BART PD: Fremont BART Station A patron reported by phone that his vehicle was burglarized while parked in the lot on 2/13 between 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. The victim was unsure how entry was gained as there was no damage to the vehicle (possible door lock cheat). He reported that an Apple MacBook and a GPS system were taken. The vehicle was not processed for evidence as he made the report by phone. February 16 Officers were dispatched to the area of Fremont Bl/Country Dr. on a reported Promiscuous Shooting. The reporting party stated they had heard three to four rounds and immediately noted three Hispanic males dressed in blue clothing (victims) flee into the Rancho Luna Apartments. Officers were unable to locate the victims. Officers recovered one spent round from a unit at the Rancho Luna complex. The only suspect description provided was a 1998-2002 white Mitsubishi Galant. Case investigated by Ofc. Dodson. A group of approximately 14 was reported fighting at Arrowhead/Alvarado. Officer arrived on scene and found a group of drunk friends (adults and juveniles). One adult female was arrested for a stolen bottle of liquor. February 17 A commercial burglary was reported at Fitness Nineteen, 40700 block of Fremont Blvd. Officer Richards arrested an adult male for theft at Target and a also served a warrant for theft on the same adult male. CSO Escamilla was dispatched to a traffic hazard on Central Ave. It was reported that a driver had abandoned her vehicle. A witness noted the driver had staggered from her vehicle

and walked to a nearby gas station. A witness led Officer Tran to the adult female who was identified as the driver and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. February 18 At approximately 5 a.m., a facility manager at a business on the 6700 block of Kaiser Dr. reported suspicious packages in front of one of the buildings on the campus. The packages were wrapped in duct tape and positioned next to a light pole in the courtyard. The business decided to evacuate the building. Alameda County Bomb Squad responded, and later deemed the packages to be safe. Midnight and dayshift officers worked together to resolve the situation. Scene managed by Sgt. Hummel, assisted by Sgt. Tassano. Residential Burglaries: 36500 block of Alder Ct. 38700 block of Chimaera Cir. 48600 block of Plomasa Wy. 43600 block of Tonica Rd. An attempted burglary occurred at Pier 1 Hosting, on Albrae at approx. 3 a.m. Two employees were staying inside when they heard the glass breakage. The suspect vehicle was a blue Ford sedan. Video shows the trunk lid open as it fled. Officers Barbero & Sasser investigating. February 19 Bank employees from Citibank (Fremont/Beacon) called about two suspicious persons attempting to cash forged checks. Officers arrived and the suspects fled on foot. Ofc. Madsen and Zargham chase down the female as she fled towards Elephant Bar. Sgt. McCormick spotted the male half trying to blend into the scenery on Beacon east of Fremont. Arrested were a 51 year old adult fecontinued on page 37


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blindness, and increases the risk of other serious vision conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma. Proper Management Dr. Bindra will talk about some of the medications available today to treat diabetes. Those with type 1 diabetes must take insulin, but for those with type 2 diabetes, there are a number of medications available. For some people with type 2 diabetes, certain lifestyle changes can reduce the amount of medications needed to keep blood glucose under control and help to avoid complications, Dr. Bindra explained.

Diet is critical. People with diabetes should work with a dietitian to create a meal plan that is rich in nutrients and low in fat, calories, and carbohydrates with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains, she said. Physical activity is also important. Dr. Bindra recommends exercising 30 to 60 minutes a day most days of the week. An exercise program can improve blood glucose, decrease the risk of heart disease, and help with weight loss. She said even moderate weight loss can help to bring blood glucose levels down. It can also reduce the risks for cardiovascular disease. “There are many serious risks associated with diabetes,” Dr. Bindra added. “That’s why it is so important for people with diabetes to take medications as directed, eat right, exercise, and learn everything you can about the disease and ways to stay healthy. If you have diabetes, you need to work closely with your health care team to stay on top of any problems that do arise.” To learn more about Diabetes Matters and other diabetes programs at Washington Hospital, visit www.whhs.com/diabetes.

Now Hiring - Forensics Specialist II SUBMITTED BY CITY OF FREMONT The City of Fremont is now accepting applications for the newly created position of Forensics Specialist II The City is searching for a self-motivated individual who has exceptional analytical and investigative skills. The successful candidate must be skilled in the operation of photography, laboratory, computer and fingerprint analysis equipment. The Forensics Specialist II is a journey level position that performs a variety of tasks in recognizing, processing, recovery, documentation and identification of physical evidence. Utilizing scientific methods in analysis, comparison and evaluation, the position conducts numerous laboratory tests, interprets results, prepares necessary notes, reports and exhibits, and testifies in court as an expert witness. To learn more go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/fremontca/default.cfm

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Car-Jacking suspects taken into custody

At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, FPD received a 9-1-1 call from a victim of a car-jacking in the Mission San Jose area of Fremont. The victim stated that his gold Mercedes S420 had just been taken by two unknown suspects on Curtner Road. The two suspects fled in the victim’s Mercedes and the vehicle was last seen headed in the direction of Mission Blvd. Officers quickly responded to the incident and set up on lookout posts around the City. One officer who had taken a lookout position on Hwy 880/Fremont Blvd (north), observed the gold Mercedes traveling northbound on 880. Officers followed the vehicle off the freeway onto Alvarado/Niles Blvd into Union City and attempted to make a traffic stop near the Lowes store at Union Landing. The vehicle failed to stop and proceeded into the shopping center where the driver lost control and collided with several parked cars, including one that was occupied by a female. The female occupant received minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The driver and passenger both fled on foot into the shopping center and officers gave chase. After a short foot pursuit, they were quickly able to apprehend the driver, an 18 year old adult female, Oakland resident. A short time later, with the assistant of witnesses in the shopping center, the second suspect and passenger of the vehicle, Cornelilus Smith, an 18 year old adult male, was taken into custody. Both suspects were arrested for felony car-jacking and the female was additionally charged with felony hit and run. Police are currently working to confirm the identity of the female taken into custody and are not looking for additional suspects at this time. If you have information about this incident, please contact us at fremontpolice.org or send us a tip by following the instructions at the bottom of this message.

Newark Police Log Submitted by Newark PD February 16 Officer Nobbe investigated the theft of a brass water valve from the rear of the Mehran Restaurant 5574 Mowry School Rd. It appears the suspects were able to shut off the water and then use a saw of some type to cut off the brass pipe and brass valve. JC Penney Loss Prevention Officers attempted to make a citizen’s arrest of a shoplifting suspect outside the store at 6 p.m. Desean Watson of San Francisco put up a fight causing minor injuries to two of the Loss Prevention Officers resulting in his arrest for robbery.His girlfriend, Jadara Jackson of San Francisco attempted to intervene in the arrest resulting in her arrest for battery and making threats. Both suspects were booked at Santa Rita Jail. Officers responded to a vehicle rollover collision at the Mayhews Landing/Hazelnut intersection at 2:49 a.m. The collision woke up the neighbors whose parked vehicles were damaged and they quickly helped get the driver out of the vehicle. The driver repaid them for their assistance by promptly fleeing the scene on foot. Officer Jackman located the driver, Jose Ureno-Ureno of Newark approximately ? mile from the scene where he was arrested by Officer Katz for hit and run and driving without a license. Ureno-Ureno was booked at FPD Jail after being medically cleared at a local hospital. February 17 Officer Katz handled a citizen’s arrest/shoplifting case at the NewPark Mall Sears store at 6:32 p.m. Two female juveniles were arrested for petty theft and later released to the custody of their parents at NPD. One of the juveniles was also in possession of Ecstasy tablets and arrested. continued on page 37

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Officer Mark Doyle and Gene Schwab award nominees recognized SUBMITTED BY FRANK DE SMIDT Before over 80 guests Police Officer Mark Doyle received accolades from the Milpitas Rotary Club and fellow Milpitas city employees at Rotary’s 18th Annual Gene Schwab Memorial “Service Above Self ” Awards Luncheon. Doyle is a 20-year veteran

Tiumalu were also honored at this event. On hand to recognize, present certificates, and plaques were Milpitas Rotary Club President Mark Tiernan, Mayor Jose Esteves, Third District Supervisor Dave Cortese, Andre Macapinlac representing Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, Samantha Davis representing State Senator Ellen Corbett, and Lenine Umali for Representative Mike Honda. Tiernan read letters from US Senator Dianne Feinstein and US Senator Barbara Boxer expressing congratulations to Mark Doyle and regrets for their absence. Several past Gene Schwab honorees were in attendance. A committee of past winners chooses the next honoree.

Theresa and Officer Mark Doyle with four of their children

police officer who graduated from San Jose State University in 1992. He is noted for his work with Milpitas “at risk” youth and students and is an active member of the Milpitas Hostage Negotiation Team. Mark volunteers with Milpitas Junior Giants Police Athletic League, the 4-H Program, and San Jose Youth Ballet. He has also been seen mentoring and singing at local convalescent homes. This year’s nominees - Planning and Neighborhood Services Assistant Planner Cindy Hom, Building and Safety Permit Technician Gary King, and Recreation Department Program Coordinator Samu

SUBMITTED BY YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES Parent Project (English version) begins Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Fremont Family Resource Center – Pacific Room. Parent Project (Spanish version) begins Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Union City’s New Haven Adult School. Youth & Family Services, a division of the City of Fremont Human Services Division, will be holding the 13-week Parent Project series to help parents learn effective prevention and intervention techniques to help

(L-R) President Mark Tiernan, Honoree Officer Mark Doyle, and Milpitas Police Chief Steve Pangelinan.

Gene Schwab was a Milpitas City employee for over 25 years and an active member of the Milpitas Rotary Club for over eight years. He worked his way up from the position of street sweeper to being the city’s Finance Director after continuing his education at Santa Clara University. He was revered as a fair and conscientious man who practiced “Service Above Self ” and in his honor, this award was established by the Milpitas Rotary Club.

their teens grow into safe and competent adults. Are you, or do you know, a parent of a teenager or pre-teen who may fit the following descriptions? • Tired of fights and arguments? • Worried your teen isn’t listening? Doesn’t tell you what’s going on? • Concerned your teen may be making choices about friends, school, drugs that will lead to trouble? Then Parent Project may be of interest to you! For more information call Fremont Youth and Family Services at 510-574-2100 or go to http://www.fremont.gov/index.aspx?nid=1085.


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Impact Scholarship offered by business women SUBMITTED BY KAREN NICKELL Pathfinder Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is funding one impact scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). The field of study is not specified and the scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000. In order to be eligible for consideration, candidates must be women who: (1) are citizens of the United States and residents of Alameda, Santa Clara, Contra Costa or San Joaquin Counties; (2) will be college first or second year level in August 2013; (3) are attending or have been accepted at a licensed, accredited U.S. college or university, with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. The application will be completed online and requires a biographical sketch, three (3) professional letters of reference and an official transcript. To apply, interested, eligible women should send name and email address to: Barbara Wogsland at bwogsland@starstream.net Trustees of SBMEF serve as the selection board for the scholarship. Applications must be completed by May 15 at www.sbmef.org. The winner will be

notified in May. The scholarship is not renewable. A check will be issued jointly to the educational institution and the recipient. Funds are limited to tuition, books and fees. Pathfinder chapter of ABWA is part of a national network of businesswomen. Founded in 1949, ABWA is a 15,000 member strong association with chapters and Express Networks nationwide, providing business skills, training and networking opportunities for women of diverse occupations to enhance career advancement and personal development. SBMEF, ABWA’s national educational fund is one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship funds in the country. For 60 years ABWA has helped women achieve their business and professional success through educational scholarships. Since its inception more than 16,000 women nationwide have been awarded more than 17 million dollars in scholarships. To obtain an application for the scholarship, send name and email address to: Barbara Wogsland at bwogsland@starstream.net More information on ABWA can be found at: www.abwa.org

California State University and churches call for college preparation SUBMITTED BY STEPHANIE THARA California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White, trustees, and campus presidents are among the officials who will speak at CSU Super Sunday events held at nearly 100 predominantly African American churches throughout the state in February and March. This will be Chancellor White’s first Super Sunday since being appointed to head the CSU system, and he will be participating in events at churches up and down the state. On March 10, White will address the congregation of Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ in Hayward during the 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. services. “Education is the key to a better future for California,” said White. “The CSU’s commitment is stronger than ever to motivate and encourage African American students to prepare for college and earn a university degree.” The events, reaching more than 100,000 churchgoers, are part of CSU’s outreach to educate students and families about the requirements to successfully enter college and obtain a degree. Participants also receive information about financial aid and the CSUMentor.edu web site that provides the tools to plan and apply to CSU campuses. After the church service, parents and students will have the opportunity to talk to CSU representatives and receive a How To Get To College poster – a practical guide about how to prepare for college. The guide – available in several languages as both a printed and electronic document – provides the list of classes that students need to take in grades six through twelve to qualify for admission to the CSU. It also provides tips for parents and mentors to help students succeed. The annual Super Sunday event is produced by the CSU African American Initiative – a partnership between CSU campuses and African American religious leaders with the goal of increasing college going rates among African American students.

Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed founded the initiative eight years ago with the support of CSU trustees, presidents, faculty, staff, students and alumni. “From those very first town hall meetings that inspired the CSU African American Initiative, to now our eighth year in this effort, our success is more than apparent; it is applauded and serves as a model for educational outreach and change across the nation,” said Cal State L.A. President James Rosser in a posting on CSU Voices and Views. “When I again stand in front of a congregation to discuss the Road to College and the lifeenriching benefits of a college degree, I look forward to making meaningful connections with the young people and those for whom this information is so critical.” Over the years, CSU Super Sunday has grown in both size – it started in 2006 with eleven churches – as well as impact on students. For next fall, the number of applications CSU received from those self-identifying as African American jumped by almost six percent, and since the initiative launched, the number of degrees conferred to African Americans has increased by 30 percent. For more information about the list of participating churches, times of service and locations, go to the CSU Super Sunday website at www.calstate.edu/supersunday/ Visit the CSU External Relations website (www.calstate.edu/externalrelations/) to learn more about the CSU African American Initiative and other community initiatives and partnerships to address college access for underserved communities. The California State University (CSU) is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 437,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. CSU Visit www.calstate.edu for more information.

Tri-City Health Center welcomes Federal site visit SUBMITTED BY TRI-CITY HEALTH CENTER Tri-City Health Center (TCHC) and its new Interim Chief Executive Officer, Zettie D. Page, III, M.D., Ph.D., welcomed a site visit from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as a key opportunity to showcase TCHC’s transformational progress. HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to quality health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. HRSA conducted a site visit on January 31 thru February 1st. The visit focused on assessing TCHC’s oversight of compliance with key section 330 Health Center Program requirements as well as as-

sisting TCHC in identifying areas for performance improvement during this transition period. Dr. Page welcomed this opportunity provided by the HRSA site visit for creating an organizational learning environment at TCHC, covering the requirements for governance addressed in law, regulations, and policies. “HRSA’s site visit will provide a much appreciated feedback loop for the TCHC governance body on the oversight of authority and responsibility,” said Dr. Page, TCHC’s ICEO. Tri-City Health Center (TCHC), located in Fremont, was founded in 1970 to provide family planning services for low-income, minority women. Over the years, TCHC has expanded its scope and now offers high-quality primary medical, dental, and behavioral health care services for the entire family. To learn more, visit http://www.tri-cityhealth.org.

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Home Buyers workshop SUBMITTED BY JOHN MORRA John Morra of Keller Williams Benchmark Properties and Manny Gigante of American Capital today announced the “John and Manny’s Home Buyer Workshop “ which will be held in Fremont on Saturday, March 9. The free homebuyer workshop is designed to provide new homebuyers and move up buyers an educational and support program to help consumers achieve successful, sustainable homeownership in this rapidly changing housing market. At the workshop, potential homebuyers can find out if they prequalify for a loan, even if they have

yet to find a property. In addition, prospective homebuyers may preview featured homes available for sale in local neighborhoods. Prospective homebuyers can register at http://fireyourlandlord2.eventbrite.com/ until Wednesday, March 6. Registration is required, although walk-ins are welcome. For more Information: John Morra 510-200-4449 morra.johnl@gmail.com Manny Gigante 408-982-7587 manny@bayareafhaguy.com

Once Upon A Child opens in Newark SUBMITTED BY CORY ZIELKE Children’s retail store, Once Upon A Child, has opened in Newark. Families now have a place to sell their children’s clothes, and toys that kids seem to outgrow daily! Once Upon A Child is located at 39644 Cedar Boulevard in Newark, generally sells goods at 60 to 70 percent off retail prices and provides customers with cash on-thespot for items they buy from consumers. Husband and wife store owners, Nolan and Normilene Perry, have exactly what it takes to

open this new business: Nolan has a degree in Business and has worked in the High Tech industry for over 30 years. Meanwhile, Normilene has dedicated her life to raising the couple’s four children for the past 30 years. Together, with Nolan’s experience in business and Normilene’s experience raising children and supporting the community, Once Upon A Child seemed like the perfect fit! Both born and raised in the East Bay Area, the couple looks forward to providing the community with a welcoming, fairly-priced familyowned business.

Senate Dems slip below two-thirds with resignation

Gas prices spike across California AP WIRE SERVICE

BY JUDY LIN ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP), A Central Valley lawmaker resigned unexpectedly Friday, creating a vacancy that dropped Democrats below the two-thirds threshold they need to pass tax changes or override vetoes. The loss, however, was expected to be temporary and not have major impacts on the majority party’s clout. State Sen. Michael Rubio, a moderate Democrat from the San Joaquin Valley town of Shafter, which is near Bakersfield, announced that he was stepping down immediately to take a government affairs job with Chevron Corp. He was in the middle of his first term in the Senate after being elected with 60 percent of the vote in 2010. His resignation comes on top of recent vacancies but Democrats were already expecting to face difficulties in some of their goals later in the year, such as cementing a controversial $150 fee on rural residents whose homes are at risk from wildfires. Republicans, meanwhile, were expected to have a difficult time capitalizing on the vacancies in Democratic-leaning districts. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Rubio said the job of a legislator had kept him away too often from his wife and two daughters. “With me, family comes first. And over the holiday break, my wife and I, through a lot of thought and prayer, made a decision that I would not be running for re-election,’’ he said. At the same time, he said he learned of the job with Chevron, which he described as “a company that I have a great deal of respect for.’’ Rubio consulted his attorney and said he will not be lobbying. Neither he nor Chevron would disclose his salary with the San Ramon-based company. “In this role, he will have responsibility for advancing the company’s interests in California state politics and public policy, supervising a team of legislative and regulatory analysts and advocates in Sacramento,’’ Chevron spokesman Morgan Crinklaw said in a statement. State campaign finance records show Chevron gave the maximum contribution of $3,900 in each of the last two election cycles to Rubio’s Senate campaign, for a total contribution of $7,800. Chevron donates to most lawmakers. Rubio was making a base salary of $90,525 as a member of the Legislature along with daily expense payments that can add up to about $30,000 a year. California lawmakers do not receive pensions. Rubio said his family will remain in Sacramento so his youngest child, who has Down syndrome, can receive care at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute, a research center that works on neurodevelopmental disorders. Rubio’s resignation temporarily drops Democrats to 26 seats in the 40member Senate, one shy of a supermajority. That’s because two Democratic-leaning seats are currently vacant. Senate Democrats started the new two-year session with a 27-vote supermajority – instead of 29 – because Gloria Negrete McLeod of Chino and Juan Vargas of San Diego resigned their seats after being elected to Congress. The outcome of special elections to fill their seats this spring could lead to vacancies in the 80-member Assembly, as Democrats that house run in the Democratic-leaning Senate districts. Because Rubio is stepping down in the middle of his term, his 16th Senate district, which includes Kings County and parts of Fresno, Kern and Tulare counties, will hold a special election under the previous map, said Allen Hoffenblum, publisher of the California Target book, which analyzes legislative and congressional races. Democrats currently hold 50 percent registration compared to 28 percent for Republican in that district. Even though the new district still strongly favors Democrats, Hoffenblum said it will be interesting to see if Republicans put up a fight. “Republicans are so much talking about what they have to do to elect more Latinos, this might be a good opportunity to recruit a strong Latino and put a good race there,’’ he said. Assuming Democrats retain all open seats, there will be 29 Democrats and 11 Republicans in the Senate. Democrats hold 55 of the 80 Assembly seats, one more than needed for a supermajority, while there are 25 Republicans It’s not clear who might succeed Rubio. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg released a statement Friday wishing Rubio well in his new role. “Michael is a good friend, a thoughtful policy maker, and his resignation is a tremendous loss to the Legislature, his constituents, and the State of California,’’ Steinberg said.

LOS ANGELES (AP), It’s still chilly in California, but gas prices certainly haven’t cooled off. On Friday, the Automobile Club of Southern California said the average price of gasoline in the region saw one of the largest one-month jumps since 2000. Statewide, the average price of regular gasoline was $4.22, up 12 cents from last week. Gas prices have spiked between 57 and 59 cents over the past 30 days. The region’s largest increase was 70 cents between May and June of 2008. Auto Club officials said the surge can’t be attributed to a single factor, but refineries were expected to undergo a heavy maintenance schedule, and large amounts of money have been plowed into futures speculating the price of gas and oil would go up. Californians, however, are used to paying a hefty price at the pump and might be resigned to $4 and more for a gallon of gas. “We’ve done this before,’’ said Auto Club spokeswoman Marie Montgomery. “It’s definitely not good for consumers.’’ For instance, last year Californians were paying more than $4 a gallon, but there was a slower rise in prices. Currently, prices in Southern California nearly match the highest cost for a gallon in the nation, which can be found on Maui. The average price of regular gasoline in the Los Angeles area is $4.316 per gallon on Friday; the price in Wailuku is $4.399. The price in Los Angeles is 11.3 cents more than last week and 57 cents higher than last month. In San Diego, the average price is $4.285, 10.2 cents above last week and 58 cents above last month. In San Francisco, the price is $4.22. A week ago, it was $4.08 and 56 cents more than what motorists were paying a month ago. Montgomery said she bought gas Thursday and even after a discount she paid $4.08 per gallon. “And I should be happy with that?’’ she said, laughing. “It’s frustrating.’’

National Parks Sequestration BY TRACIE CONE ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP), The towering giant sequoias at Yosemite National Park would go unprotected from visitors who might trample their shallow roots. At Cape Cod National Seashore, large sections of the Great Beach would close to keep eggs from being destroyed if natural resource managers are cut. Gettysburg would decrease by one-fifth the numbers of school children who learn about the historic Pennsylvania battle that was a turning point in the Civil War. As America’s financial clock ticks toward forced spending cuts to countless government agencies, The Associated Press continued on page 33


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Fremont Unified School District Board meeting report ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY MIRIAM G. MAZLIACH The following are highlights from the Fremont Unified School District Board meeting held on February 13, 2013. Community Leadership Superintendent’s Report: A festively attired group of young students from the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade Mandarin Immersion classes at Azevada Elementary School, performed the song “Gong Xi, Gong Xi,” in celebration of Chinese New Year. Azevada Principal, Carole Diamond, the students’ teachers and parents were on hand to show their support. Additionally, the six student winners of FUSD’s 31st Annual Spelling Bee were intro-

mentary School 3rd Place: Irene Geng, Hirsch Elementary School 4th Place: Divya Koya, Millard Elementary School 5th Place: Sahir Qureshi, Niles Elementary School 6th Place: Ruhani Kapoor, Mission Valley Elementary School These six students will compete in the Alameda County Spelling Bee Saturday, March 16 at Cull Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley. In other matters: Superintendent James Morris reported that the district held its first Safety Committee Meeting. “It was wonderful and productive to work on a comprehensive

Azevada’s Mandarin Immersion Program students welcome the Board with a song.

duced during the Board meeting. Competition between 51 students representing 26 elementary schools was held January 31. All participants received a medal, a mechanical pencil and a certificate. Students who earned first place through sixth place received a gift certificate and trophy. The first place winner’s school, Parkmont Elementary, will take possession of the perpetual plaque and banner during the school year. These are the winning students: 1st Place: Anish Punaroor, Parkmont Elementary School 2nd Place: Timothy Brahan, Weibel Ele-

safety plan for our schools and students,” he stated. Morris encouraged the community to tune in to Comcast Channel 26 on Monday evenings, at 7 p.m. to view “Community Conversations” featuring school happenings from around the school district and issues of interest to parents, teachers and students. Oral Communications/Public Comments: Sarah Brennan, an SEIU union member, who works in Child Nutrition Services, stated that there is disorganization in the de-

District Spelling Bee Winners: (L to R): Ruhani Kapoor, 6th Place, (Mission Valley); Sahir Quereshi, 5th Place, (Niles); Divya Koya, 4th Place, (Millard); Irene Geng, 3rd Place, (Hirsch); Timothy Brahan, 2nd Place, (Weibel); Anish Punaroor, 1st Place, (Parkmont).

partment. She explained that it is difficult to cook student meals in a timely fashion, as the warehouse is usually out of product or required food items, recipes are not received in time, and there is an inadequate supply of food containers on hand. She added that the disarray has caused cooks and bakers to be on edge and that food is arriving late for distribution to schools. Henry Hutchins, Vice President, Guy Emanuele Sports Fund, at the Fremont Education Foundation (FEF) detailed that over $10,000 in grants has been given to high school students to help them participate in school sports. In addition, $7,500 has been donated in total to the Junior High Schools for their sports programs ($1,500 each) and elementary schools received $7,200 for their basketball league. Also, referring to another FEF-supported program, Hutchins noted that currently there are 1,200 students participating in the After School Band Program. Brannin Dorsey, President of FUDTA (Fremont Unified District Teachers Association), decried the lack of substitute teachers in the district, which she feels is putting an undue strain on the teaching staff. She stated that a grievance has been filed against the district. “I shouldn’t have to

come to the district and beg to fix this,” she said. Agenda Item – Parcel Tax Consulting Services: Peggy Herndon, who served on the Measure K Parcel Tax committee, spoke in support of contracting for an outside consultant. “We have to give the County information on the parcels that are to be taxed, not only those which are exempted. We need the consultant to handle all the rules and minutiae, to ensure we’re getting the money the district is entitled to.” Agenda Item – Installation of Peepholes: In order to make safety precautions uniform throughout the district, it is recommended that peepholes (door viewers) be installed in all classroom doors as an added security measure. Previously, as part of the 2002 Health and Safety Bond, classrooms throughout the district had hardware installed to allow all classroom doors to be locked from the inside. As the district only has 1-1/2 carpenters on staff, the project needs to be contracted out in order to get this rather large job done quickly and in a cost effective manner. The motion was approved unanimously, although SEIU will be contacted for their input.

St. John Milpitas concludes week of celebratory activities ARTICLE AND PHOTOS CICI SUSBILLA

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St. John the Baptist School in Milpitas began its celebration of Catholic Schools Week with a Family Mass led by eighth-grade students on Sunday, January 27. It was fol-

fession including within the police force, medical field and career development. Buddy Activities Day allowed students to spend some time with their buddies by performing activities together such as outdoor playtime, arts and crafts, and movie time. First and sixth graders made dragons out of construction paper. The buddy classes

jackets and sweatshirts on backwards during school in celebration of “Backwards Day.” Every year, the entire school looks forward to the bishop’s visit, Most Reverend Patrick McGrath. The students learned a lot about him as he took the time to visit every class and answered questions from students. The school’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week

(L to R): Vice principal Gail McHugh and Principal Judy Perkowski along with student council members Neena Hill, Lucas Kihmm, Julianna Kihmm, Paolo Nguyen, Gabriela Nguyen and Joycelyn George hold a quilt representing the unity of schools within the Diocese at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in downtown San Jose.

lowed by a light reception in the hall and an open house attended by both current and prospective families. The celebration continued with activities throughout the week, including a Mass attended by all of the schools in the Diocese of San Jose on January 28 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in downtown San Jose. (Catholic Schools Week is a nationwide celebration of the high standards Catholic education instills in students and the value it adds to our community.) At the prayer service, celebrated by Bishop Patrick McGrath, the schools demonstrated the Four Pillars of Education (faith, knowledge, leadership, community). Eight Grade Teaching Day/Career Day was a fun but challenging day for the eighth graders as they were given the opportunity to play the role of teachers assigned to each class from pre-kindergarten through seventh grade. Prepared with their lesson plans, the students executed and performed their duties as teachers — a learning experience that was definitely a lot of fun for all of the students. Parents were also invited to visit the classrooms to talk about their career or pro-

chose to perform this activity in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year. Sixth grader Gabriela Nguyen briefly explained the history behind the symbol of the dragon during this special celebration and the students performed a short parade with their paper dragons. The longest dragon made measured 45 feet long. To add a little excitement, second and seventh grade students and teachers wore their

concluded with a friendly game of volleyball (eighth graders versus parents, alumni, faculty and staff ). The entire student body rallied in the gym to show their spirit and support not only to the school community but to the home football team as well. St. John the Baptist School is located at 360 S. Abel Street in Milpitas. (www.sjbs.org).

Officer Duong Nguyen (Milpitas Police Department) visited the Pre-K & Kindergarten class and spoke about safety.

Summer Program Fair SUBMITTED BY SRIDEVI GANTI Need ideas to engage your kids for summer? Does your high school student need service-learning hours? Come to the “Summer Programs Fair” organized by The Gifted in Fremont and Fremont Unified School District. This is a free community event open to all students with a wide showcase of programs including academics, art, music and a variety of service learning and internship opportunities. Join us with your friends and family. Summer Program Fair Friday, Mar 8 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. For all families with kids, ages 5 - 18 American High School 36300 Fremont Blvd. (510) 585-7440 Email: spf_chair@giftedinfremont.org

Enjoy Fremont smart phone app released SUBMITTED BY FREMONT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fremont are pleased to announce the release of Enjoy Fremont, a Smartphone App that enables users to quickly and efficiently find and connect with Fremont restaurants and hotels. “We recognize that our tech savvy base of Silicon Valley residents, office workers, and visitors are increasingly making real-time decisions about how and where to spend their money, said Kelly Kline, Economic Development Director for the City of Fremont. “In the same way that the City has embraced social media and open government, Fremont is poised to capture more business through the deployment of a Smartphone App.” The App is available at no charge in both Android and iPhone platforms in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.


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Tri-City Stargazer FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 5, 2013 BY VIVIAN CAROL For All Signs: The sign of Pisces is supercharged right now. It is loaded with five planets plus the Sun. This continues through March 11. Children born during this period will be very special indeed, laden with talents and abilities in the arts and intuition. Pisces is a sign of what is commonly called the right brain. It is possible there will be a breakthrough in our understanding of “mystical” or “psychic” awareness. New developments in the world of music and other arts may come to public awareness. The heart of Pisces is about rising above the confusing and worldly maya in order to see a bigger picture. Einstein was a Pisces. He intuited answers to his questions and then sought the means to prove his hypotheses. See below to find how this stellium affects you through your sun and ascending signs: Aries the Ram (March 21-April 20): During this period you may be ruminating over the past. Old worries may resurface. Evaluate them for their genuine veracity. Ask if these worries truly exist. Don’t mistake a rumor or gossip for the real truth. This is a good time for connecting with your higher self.

territory which deals with education, publishing, the internet, travel, public speaking, the law, and philosophy. Therefore any of these activities are subject to shifts, spurts, or sudden deceleration due to lack of decision. Maybe the right solution just is not available yet. Have a sense of humor and patience.

Taurus the Bull (April 21-May 20): There is much stirring in the territory concerning friends, organizations, and community contacts. You may be having difficulty bringing things to fruition or conclusion in any of these areas. Perhaps you will be compelled to put previous plans on hold. Resolution comes in latter March.

Leo the Lion (July 22-Aug 22): The Pisces stellium is stirring the pot in the territory of taxes, debt, joint resources and investments. You will likely experience a need to go back and review financial history. Some may be hesitating over whether or not to become sexually involved with a new lover. The answer for that one is to step back for now. Think again in latter March.

Gemini the Twins (May 21June 20): The Pisces stellium is punctuating the house of your career and life direction. This is really more of a tweaked change than a life course alteration. However, if you happen to apply for a job this month, you may find that you will change your mind about that particular route. Now is the time to research the best possible choices, but don't take action yet. Cancer the Crab (June 21-July 21): The major stellium is in the

Virgo the Virgin (August 23September 22): The stellium in Pisces punctuates your territory of significant relationships, contracts, and clientele. These areas may be challenging right now because it is difficult to make decisions or finalize plans. Everything seems to depend on someone else. Hold onto patience with yourself and others. It is temporary.

Libra the Scales (September 23October 22): You may find that your diet and exercise program is on hold or treading water. Perhaps this will be a plateau that must be worked through. You have a desire to improve your everyday environment. Before you make big purchases, organize and sort closets, records, and files. Then you can see your space and what you truly need. Scorpio the Scorpion (October 23-November 21): The Pisces stellium is in the territory that rules your children, creative efforts, and love life. Anything on your radar screen that is related to these territories is subject to turnaround, review, deceleration, rethinking for a few weeks. Maybe you'll want to check out a previous love interest. You may temporarily decide you don’t want to have children or produce a creative work. You’ll change your mind later. Sagittarius the Archer (November 22-December 21): The area of focus is related to property, family, and issues of security. You are likely reworking things in one of these territories. Family members may be erratic or hard to pin down, making it difficult to con-

clude open agendas. Have patience. After March 17 it will be easier to make decisions and move things forward. Capricorn the Goat (December 22-January 19): The month’s focus is specifically on communications, neighbors, siblings, and others who are in your daily environment. Concentrate as much as possible on clear communications. Double check what you think you heard. It is possible that you are the central figure organizing your community at this time. You may need to consider the needs of your vehicle now. Give it a checkup. Aquarius the Water Bearer (January 20-February 18): The probability is high that you will discover some error made in the past that must be rectified fairly

soon. It may be as simple as finding a bill that was forgotten and left unpaid. Or it could be a little more complicated and involve a previous misunderstanding with a loved one. Now is the time to uncover and repair errors. You will be thinking more carefully about your sense of values and your priorities. Pisces the Fish (February 19March 20): Since your sign is the one carrying all this planetary energy, you may find this month a little unnerving. Although you think of yourself as invisible, that is definitely not true this month. You may change your mind over and over as the weeks go forward and circumstances keep evolving. Avoid making big decisions now. Research and gather data instead.

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Hayward Chamber of Commerce Awardees Pam Russo Business Person of the Year Pam Russo has always been unconventional in her approach as a strategic thinker, inveterate volunteer, consummate consensus builder, community activist, a

Ariel Dolowich Educator of the Year Ariel Dolowich became principal of Ochoa Middle School in summer 2010. During his first year at Ochoa, API scores gained 46 points and a year later, another 40 points to meet all 17 AYP criteria. In those two years, Ochoa has become the highest-scoring middle school in the Hayward Unified School District. His commitment to education began when he earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from UC Davis and

Ryan Cantrell Police Officer of the Year Detective Ryan Cantrell is a 10-year veteran of the Hayward Police Department and has worked as a patrol officer, school resource officer and field training officer for new recruits. His expertise earned certification as a department-wide trainer in juvenile law, prescription drug diversion, human trafficking detection and investigation, prostitution abatement and enforcement of state and City regulatory compliance related to alcohol sales and municipal codes. It was Cantrell’s idea to create a countywide vice enforcement collaborative of county, federal and local law enforcement agencies - The Alameda County Vice Enforcement Team. The team’s success includes 143 arrests and the rescue of six

George Silva Firefighter of the Year Battalion Chief George Silva, the son of a firefighter, has been a Hayward firefighter for 26 years. He started his career 30 years ago as a firefighter at Moffett Field in Mountain View. After joining the Hayward Fire Department (HFD), he became an apparatus operator on some of the busiest fire companies in the City, developing a reputation as a smart and experienced member of HFD. Promoted to Captain in 1991, Silva is recognized for quietly leading by example and teaching the “Hayward way” to younger firefighters. As a battalion chief he has demonstrated expertise and leadership,

Pam Russo

mentor and teacher and absolutely devoted to making St. Rose Hospital the best it can be. She worked at St. Rose in various capacities for more than 30 years and has been affiliated with more than a dozen community organizations. She began her career at St. Rose as a registered nurse and transitioned into the Education and Training Department where she supervised all clinical personnel and promotion to Executive Director of Marketing and the St. Rose Foundation. She was named Woman of the Year by the State of California 18th Assembly District and has received national marketing awards for her innovative and creative campaigns, Ms. Russo is affiliated with several volunteer organizations including the Hayward Rotary Club, Honorary Deputy Sheriff Program, Chabot College Foundation, Hayward Tattoo Removal Program, Kid’s Breakfast Club, Tennyson High School Advisory Board and the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. She has been a regular presenter in the Leadership Hayward program. The Hayward Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

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joined Teach for America. After student teaching in the Bronx, NY, he taught middle school in Baltimore for four years and was head coach of the basketball team while working on a master’s from Johns Hopkins University. He worked with the faculty of Dumbarton Middle School in Baltimore County before returning to California, where he taught in Oakland schools. As an instructional reform facilitator in the San Francisco Unified School District, he was accepted into the Principal Leadership Institute at UC Berkeley, where he graduated with a master’s in Educational Leadership and an administrative credential. He then was Assistant Principal of Hayward High School for two years and oversaw campus safety, athletics, counseling, student discipline and other departments. The Hayward Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year Award is sponsored by Tri-CED Community Recycling.

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sexually exploited children. Cantrell recently finished a soon-to-be-published book titled “Modern Slavery: Investigating Human Trafficking,” a guide on how to conduct human trafficking investigations. The Hayward Chamber of Commerce Police Officer of the Year Award is sponsored by St. Rose Hospital.

qualities that lend themselves to the position of Training Officer which he assumed in 2011. In that role, he works throughout the City and has been able to respond to emergencies to provide crucial medical care, stabilizing patients until advanced life support units arrive. At fires, he engages members in his role as Safety Officer, identifying dangerous situations and preventing injuries. It is for this dedication and commitment that he has been selected as Firefighter of the Year. The Hayward Chamber of Commerce Firefighter of the Year Award is sponsored by Paramedics Plus - California.

SUBMITTED BY EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT SUBMITTED BY MYRON FREEDMAN When you hear the term “Victorian,” what comes to mind? The historic McConaghy House offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand, a wide collection of objects from the late Victorian period. What makes the study of these objects exciting is the ways in which their design, construction, and imagery convey the priorities of the era. Join us for a special guided tour on Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m., or on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m., with Kevin R. Muller, Ph.D. Visitors will learn to “read” the visual and design elements of late Victorian objects. They can be interpreted as expressions of the values of those living in late nineteenth-century Hayward, but also Victorians living throughout the United States. Along the way, we will also consider how design principles subsequently changed during the modern period, signaling a shift in cultural and social priorities. Kevin R. Muller received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and has taught American art at UC Berkeley, Utah State University, and the San Francisco Art Institute. He has also lectured on the collections at the M.H. De Young, Crocker, and Oakland Museums. Muller’s re-

search has been supported by fellowships from The American Antiquarian Society, The Smithsonian Institution, and The Huntington Library. His publications span three centuries of American art. The Hayward Area Historical Society preserves and interprets the diverse history of the Hayward, Castro Valley, and San Lorenzo areas through educational programs, history exhibitions, and the preservation of historic sites and artifacts. Registration is required for this event. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students/seniors (65+), and free for HAHS members. To register or for additional information regarding “Victorian By Design: The Social and Cultural Meaning of Objects,” contact Johanna Fassbender at (510) 581-0223 or visit www.haywardareahistory.org.

Do you love to teach? Would you like to share your passion for natural and/or cultural history with kids of all ages? Consider becoming a Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness Docent and join the East Bay Regional Park District’s vital volunteer community! The next Sunol Docent training class will take place on Friday mornings, March - May 2013. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator and Naturalist Katie Colbert kcolbert@ebparks.org / 510-544-3243 Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness PO Box 82, Sunol, CA 94586 or http://www.ebparks.org/getinvolved/volunteer/docent/form

Victorian By Design: The Social and Cultural Meaning of Objects Saturday, Mar 2: 10 a.m. Sunday, Mar 10: 3 p.m. McConaghy House 18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward (510) 581-0223 www.haywardareahistory.org Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students/seniors

Business group appoints Luengo to Leadership Council SUBMITTED BYMICHELLE ORROCK The National Federation of Independent Business, California announced the members of its Leadership Council for 2013 on January 14. Cliff Luengo of RB Construction, Fremont was listed among the group responsible for advising the state public policy staff on issues that are important to small businesses in California. “These members are going above and beyond the call to ensure that the Voice of Small Business is heard in the Governor’s Office, State Legislature and everywhere in our state,” said John Kabateck, NFIB/CA Executive Director. “I look forward to working with this distinguished group of small business owners who are in the trenches every day owning and operating their businesses in their communities.” More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com.


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sions. Born out of the bordellos of Buenos Aires, its passion and its sensuality characterize its music. With his innovative style and desire to “legitimize” the tango, Piazzolla was persuaded by his composition teacher, the renowned pedagogue, Nadia Boulanger, to concentrate on the music of his heritage and develop his own style rather than continue on as a purely classical composer. He changed the face of music forever with the birth of his new genre, “Tango Nuevo.” Not only did Piazzolla revolutionize tango through the infusion of classical and jazz elements but also by including unusual instrumentation, often fusing electronic and acoustic sounds such as the saxophone and electric guitar. The program will begin with “Organ Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 549” by J.S. Bach on Old Mission San José’s famed Spanish-style organ, op. 14 built in 1989 by Manuel Rosales. The piece will be followed by California-based Argentine composer Pablo Ortiz’s “Hipermilonga for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano.” Ortiz is currently on faculty at UC Davis and has received numerous prizes and commissions worldwide for his compositions, which have been described as “grounded” in the popular music of his native Argentina. Also included will be a piece for solo bandoneon entitled, “Golondrinas” (Swallows), composed by legendary tango musician Carlos Gardel, who once invited the young Piazzolla to tour with him and his orchestra before perishing in a plane crash that would have also killed Piazzolla had his father allowed him to join them on tour. The remainder of the program will feature some of Astor Piazzolla’s most admired works including “Adios Nonino,” “Tangata,” and “Rough Dancer,” which will be depicted in part by the choreography of Bay Area dancers Count Glover and Mariana Ancarola. Glover is a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer of Argentine Tango who has studied with some of the world’s most renowned tango maestros. He is a well-rounded, versatile dancer and performer with a tap and ballet background that began at the age of two with his grandmother’s dance company in Chicago. Glover is also a well-received social dancer of tango and is adept at all forms of tango from all time periods and considered one of the best dancers of Argentine Tango in San Francisco. Raised in Spain by Argentine parents, Mariana Ancarola grew up listening to tango music. It was as an adolescent, in 1996, when she began to dance Argentine Tango. Since then she has often traveled to Buenos Aires to study with the masters of tango: Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Mariano Frumboli and Lucia Mazer, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa, among others. Ancarola has taught and performed tango full time during the last 11 years with her professional partner David Orly-Thompson, becoming very well-received tango dancers in many different cities in Spain and the United States. This concert is made possible through the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and supported by the Heller Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, and the San Francisco Grants for the Arts. Tickets are priced at $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors at the door and may be purchased in advance online with an additional fee of $3.50 for general admission tickets and $3 for students and seniors. They may be purchased online at www.musicatmsj.org or www.musicatthemission.vbotickets.com/event/tango_apasionado/2353. Doors open 6:45 p.m. and the Pre-Concert Talk will begin at 7:15 p.m. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a reception at Mission Coffee, 151 Washington Boulevard, in Fremont. Music at the Mission Tango Apasionado Thursday, Mar 7 7:15 p.m. Pre-Concert Talk 8 p.m. Concert Old Mission San Jose Church 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 402-1724 www.musicatmsj.org Tickets: $23 - $28.50


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SUBMITTED BY BROTHERHOOD OF TEMPLE BETH TORAH PHOTO COURTESY OF MAGIC TIME PRODUCTIONS Back by popular demand is a “Night of Illusion,” featuring Majinga the Magician, Magic Genii, and the Alluring Alela. This is a brand new show for 2013, filled with plenty of surprises! Prepare for amazing and hilarious marvels unseen in this part of the world. With previous performances at Hollywood’s Magic Castle, Bally’s in Las Vegas, and the Warner Grand Theater in Los Angeles, this dynamic magical trio will delight and inspire through sleight-of-hand, audience participation and improvisational humor. You won’t want to miss it! A Night of Illusion Saturday, Mar 16 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth Torah 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont (510) 656-7141 www.tbtevents.com brotherhood@bethtorah-fremont.org Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at door Special offer group 4-pack/$50, advance purchase only. To learn more about famed Bay Area magician Michael Stroud, please visit www.magictimeproductions.com

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Virtuosos International Flute Ensemble (VIFE) partners with CBC (Citizens for Better Community) to offer adult music class.

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mong the diversity of languages in Fremont, the language of music is a popular topic in the CBC Music Club’s “Language of Music” class for adults. Hoping for a successful pilot program and a chance to spread knowledge throughout the community, director of Virtuosos International Flute Ensemble (VIFE) Judy Lam invites all adults who want to explore their interest in music, and de-

velop a basic understanding of music so they may help their children, as well as those that just want another reason to exercise their brains. CBC (Citizens for Better Community) is a nonprofit organization that centers on the overall wellbeing of Chinese Americans through community involvement. From their latest Annual Chinese New Year Celebration where they partnered up with the Fremont Main Library to their upcoming International Speech Contest at the Toastmasters Club, CBC stays true to their dream of promoting Chinese-American consciousness in the local community. Ivy Wu, current president of CBC and member since 2004, has always thought that there was more that could be done in the community. This year,

with major support from a multitude of board members and friends, she and Lam got together to create a way to strengthen the CBC membership while offering a unique perspective into music at the same time. “While many parents are willing to give their children the opportunities to learn music, they are reluctant to do it for themselves for various reasons. Judy would like to make it possible for these parents to learn music at very little cost, and at a convenient time,” says Wu. Lam agrees and says, “I believe that music is a God-given universal language for us to express ourselves and to respond to Him. A musician has to tap into their humanity side to become a good musician—the technical skills don’t just cover all the bases.” The class uses the approach of learning a language rather than music, thus hoping to eliminate any intimidation of learning something totally foreign. CBC makes this class possible at a minimal fee; $5 for CBC members to $40 for non-members. Inspired by her own music teacher, Lam continues the tradition of giving back through music. VIFE’s recent concerts successfully raised funds for DPAC (Deaf Plus Adult Community) and FEF (Fremont Education Foundation) After School Band Program. After graduating from UCLA and performing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, she became a prominent member of the Chinese-American community who dedicates herself to nurturing young musical talents and instilling in them moral value. Language of Music Tuesdays, Mar 5, 12, 19, and 26 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fremont Chinese School 44555 S. Grimmer Blvd., Fremont (510) 979-9263 Vife.music@gmail.com Cost: $5 for CBC members (membership sign-up is available at the 1st session), $40 for non-members

SUBMITTED BY SACHIE JOHNS Back by popular demand, award-winning multi-medium artist Carolyn Lord will be the Fremont Art Association’s Guest Artist on Wednesday, March 6 at the FAA Centre/Gallery in Niles-Fremont. Lord will present some of her works of figure drawing and watercolor works of landscape, garden, and architectural subjects (near her Livermore home) and will involve the audience in figure drawing exercises. This fun interactive event is free and the public is welcome to attend. Bring a sketchbook and a few pencils. In addition to figure drawing and watercolors, Lord also works in oils, tapestry, and printmaking. A member of the California Art Club and signature member of the National Watercolor Society, her works are shown in the Knowlton Gallery (Lodi) and Nancy Dodds Gallery (Carmel) and other galleries in California. The artist has participated in invitational plein-aire events and was awarded Best of Show (2011) in San Luis Obispo. She teaches figure drawing and perspective classes at the Figurehead Gallery in Livermore. For details about this fun event, call the FAA Centre/Gallery at (510) 792-0905 or visit fremontartassociation.org. Guest Artist Demo Wednesday, Mar 6 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Fremont Art Centre 37697 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 792-0905 www.FremontArtAssociatin.org Free


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$ = Entrance or Activity Fee R= Reservations Required Schedules are subject to change. Call to confirm activities shown in these listings.

Saturdays, Feb 9 thru Apr 20

Teen/Senior Computer and Gadget Help

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Teen volunteers help seniors with electronic gadgets & computer basics

Thursday, Feb 14 - Sunday, Mar 10

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure $

8 p.m. (Sunday matinees: 2 p.m.) The world’s greatest detective faces his longtime adversary

Continuing Events

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400

Saturday, Dec 14 - Sunday, Mar 3

Monday, Feb 1 - Friday, Mar 30

Strolling Art by Rick Boreliz

Art: Believe/Achieve

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, Feb 15 - Sunday, Mar 10

Carved walking sticks reflect endemic wildlife & indigenous art motifs

Art from the National League of American Pen Women

Sunshine Boys $

8 p.m. (Sunday matinees: 2 p.m.)

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward (510) 670-7270

John O’Lague Galleria 777 B Street, Hayward (510) 538-2787 www.haywardarts.org

Not so friendly aging comedians are forced to work together

Monday, Jan 29 - Thursday, Mar 15

Monday, Feb 12 - Sunday, Apr 30

Life of Sculpture

Tom Cain Memorial Photography Exhibit

Thursday, Feb 15 - Sunday, Mar 16

Mon – Fri: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. & Sat – Sun: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Women’s Figurative Art, An Appreciation of the Human Form

Winning entries from the annual photography contest

12 noon - 5 p.m.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Inspired by Jan Beran

Milpitas Community Center 457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas (408) 586-3409 Saturdays, Feb 2 thru Mar 23

Children’s Theater Classes $R

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Presented by Boldly Me. Ages 14 & under

Centerville Presbyterian Church 4360 Central Ave., Fremont (408) 768-9257 www.boldlyme.org Monday, Feb 1 - Sunday, Feb 28

Jan Schafir Exhibit

6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Watercolor treasures by local artist

Union City Sports Center 31224 Union City Blvd., Union City (510) 675-5328 Wednesday, Feb 13 - Saturday, Apr 6

Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibit

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eleven Illustrators & sixteen books are featured

Sun Gallery 1015 E St., Hayward (510) 581-4050 www.sungallery.org

Douglas Morrison Theatre 22311 N Third St., Hayward (510) 881-6777 www.dmtonline.org

Chanticleers Theatre 3683 Quail Ave., Castro Valley (510) 733-5483 www.chanticleers.org

Sculptural art from 10 California women artists

Olive Hyde Art Gallery 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 791-4357 Monday, Feb 1-Friday, Mar 19

Tri-City Senior Peer Counseling Volunteer Training

9 a.m. Seniors 50+ learn counseling skills to support other seniors

City of Fremont 3300 Capital Ave., Fremont (510) 574-2064 lcox@fremont.gov

Mission Coffee Roasting House 151 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 474-1004 Monday, Feb 5 - Sunday, Feb 28

Chinese New Year International Festival

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Exhibits of art, culture, travel & food

Chinese Restaurant Foundation 8407 Central Ave., Newark (510) 797-0808 www.chineserestaurantfoundation.org Thursdays, Feb 7 thru Feb 28

Progressive Oil Painting Classes $

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 7 & 2: beginners; Feb. 14 & 28: advanced

Fremont Art Association 37697 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 792-0905 www.FremontArtAssociation.org Thursday, Feb 7 - Saturday, Mar 2

A.R.T. Inc. Members’ Exhibit

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Painting, photography, ceramics & mixed media

Adobe Art Gallery 20395 San Miguel Ave., Castro Valley (510) 881-6735 www.adobegallery.org

BJ Travel Presents Education Travel Seminar Alaska Cruise Tours Wednesday March 6th 6PM – 7PM Learn all about Alaska’s cruise tours from an industry insider

A positive path for spiritual living

Unity of Fremont Sunday 10:00 AM Rev. Ken Daigle Senior Minister

36600 Niles Blvd, Fremont www.unityoffremont.org 510-797-5234

BJ Travel Center 39102 State Street, Fremont Please RSVP, and invite your friends! 510-796-8300 melissa@bjtravelfremont.com


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WHAT’S HAPPENING’S TRI-CITY VOICE Tuesday, Feb 26

Weekday Bird Walk

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Explore bird life on a tranquil walk. Ages 12 +

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3220

services. For organizations dealing with seniors

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids $

Thursday, Feb 28

James Logan High School Center for the Performing Arts 1800 H Street, Union City (510) 358-1249 www.aaaahzyouththeatre.org

Personal Accounts from Three Civil Rights Heroes

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Using Poles for Hiking & Exercise

Presented by Alameda County Office of Education

Learn to use Trekking Poles for your health

REI Fremont 43962 Fremont Blvd., Fremont (510) 651-0305 Tuesday, Feb 26

Cribbage Club

6:30 p.m. Beginner’s night

Round Table Pizza Centerville 37480 Fremont Blvd, Fremont (510) 793-9393 Tuesday, Feb 26

Read-to-a-Dog

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Children read to trained assisted therapy dogs

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400 Wednesday, Feb 27

Animal Time for Kids $

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Feed guinea pigs, ducks & hamsters. Ages 1-3

Sulphur Creek Nature Center 1801 D. St., Hayward (510) 881-6747 www.haywardrec.org Wednesday, Feb 27

China’s Terra Cotta Warriors, The First Emperor’s Legacy

10 a.m. Asian Art Museum docent discusses the extraordinary traveling exhibit

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400 Wednesday, Feb 27

Learn to Dance $

Beginners: 7:00 p.m. Intermediate: 8:15 p.m. Swing, 2 Step & Rhumba. Register in class

Union City Ruggieri SeniorCenter 33997 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City (510) 675-5328 Wednesday, Feb 27

Floating Fun Nature Class $

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit the duck & turtle pond. Float boats in the creek. Ages 4-7

Sulphur Creek Nature Center 1801 D. St., Hayward (510) 881-6747 Thursday, Feb 28

American Red Cross Blood Drive - R

2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Call to schedule an appointment. Use sponsor code: HAYWARD

Saint Joachim Catholic Church 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward Thursday, Feb 28

“Coordinated Care Initiative Basics” - R

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Discuss Medi-Cal-covered long term

Friday, Mar 1 - Sunday, Mar 3

Fremont Family Resource Center 39155 Liberty St., Fremont (510) 577-3544 wendy@seniorsericescoalition.org

Tuesday, Feb 26

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Carlmont High School 1400 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont (510) 670-4233

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Monday, Mar 1-Sunday,Mar 29

Saturday, Mar 2

Roving Artists Showcase

“FUSS Fashion in Education” $

6 a.m. - 9 p.m.

2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Eight women artists present watercolor art & more

Benefit for the Fremont Unified School District

Mission Coffee Roasting House 151 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 656-1054

Mission San Jose High School 41717 Palm Ave., Fremont (510) 657-3600 www.fuss4schools.org

Friday, Mar 1 - Sunday, Mar 3

Saturday, Mar 2

Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show $

“Victorian by Design” Guided Tour $R

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

10 a.m.

View famous Irvington Fossils

Learn about design, construction & imagery from this era

Presented by Math, Science Nucleus Newark Pavillion 6430 Thornton Ave., Newark (510) 793-5683 www.mgscv.org

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March 2nd & 3rd at 11:00am at Dale Hardware Join Dave Hunter of Crown Bees and learn about Mason Bees and how they are highly efficient pollinators. Great class for kids too! Please RSVP by Thursday, February 28th 510-797-3700 3700 thorntonAve. Fremont Ann Joseph of Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program with "Our Water Our World" and learn about Healthy Gardening and the connection between pesticide use and water quality.

McConaghy Victorian House 18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward (510) 581-0223

Please RSVP by Thursday, February 28th 510-797-3700 3700 thorntonAve. Fremont

Saturday, Mar 2

Barn-To-Barn History Hike - R Friday, Mar 1

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Auction & Crab Feed $

Learn about homesteaders on a 3 mile hike. Ages 8+

6 p.m. Presented by the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce

Napredak Hall 770 Montague Expwy, San Jose (408) 262-2613

No charge for either class.

Sunol Regional Wilderness 1895 Geary Rd., Sunol (510) 544-3249 svisit@ebparks.org Saturday, Mar 2

Friday, Mar 1

Project Jump Start Read-a-Thon

Learn to Dance $

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Beginners: 7:00 p.m. Intermediate: 8:15 p.m.

Key Club members read to children in preschool - 4th grade

Swing, 2 Step & Rhumba

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400

Fremont Adult School - Community Center 4700 Calaveras Ave., Fremont (510) 793-6465

Saturday, Mar 2

Saturday, Mar 2

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Crab Feed $R

2 p.m.

7 p.m.

Live production of classic comedic tale for all ages

Restoration of Mission San Jose Fundraiser

St. Joseph School 43222 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 882-0527

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400

Sunday, Mar 3

Volunteer Day: Ohlone Village Site - R Help clean, weed, and renew structures & site. Ages 12+

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (888) 327-2757 Wednesday, Mar 3 - Sunday, Mar 29

San Lorenzo Adult School Art Exhibit

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Mar 3

Student art display

Saturday, Mar 2

Ohlone Village Site Tour

Family Nature Hour

10 a.m. - 12 noon

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Stories, games & activities for all ages

Visit the 2,000 year old site & view reconstructed structures

Alameda Museum 2324 Alameda Ave., Alameda (510) 792-9130

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3220

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3220

Saturday, Mar 2

Bird Walk - R

8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Learn about migration & habitat. Ages 8+

Sunol Regional Wilderness 1895 Geary Rd., Sunol (888) 327-2757

SUBMITTED BY TINA FERNANDEZ

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar 3

Johnny Appleseed Day $

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Learn this American Folk Hero’s story & enjoy a variety of apples

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 544-2797

SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) hosted its first Open Doors event of 2013 on January 24. We had a full house with 40 guests who gathered to learn about domestic violence and SAVE’s community work. This free community education and outreach event included presentations by SAVE staff about the agency’s history, basic facts about domestic violence, and information regarding SAVE’s array of free programs, including our emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, counseling, COPS (SAVE’s police-department based advocacy program) and our innovative teen dating violence and awareness program, “Loves Me, Loves Me Not.” The highlight of Open Doors was SAVE’s guest speaker, Cindy. She shared her experiences and explained how abuse harms not just the victim but impacts entire family, coworkers, and communities. Cindy inspired SAVE’s guests because she is not only a survivor, she is an advocate for victims and a dedicated SAVE supporter. SAVE thanks all those who attended, including Acting Fremont Police Chief Clarise Lew and representatives for Congressman Mike Honda, Assemblymember Bill Quirk, and Supervisor Scott Haggerty. SAVE was honored to also have as guests staff from Alameda County Social Services, New Horizon Center, Centerville Junior High, members of Fremont’s First Christian Church, Shelley Bartley’s Friends of SAVE, and concerned community members. SAVE also thanks Danielle London, SAVE Board member and Alameda County District Attorney, for joining us. SAVE’s next Open Doors will take place on April 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Nakamura Clinic in Union City. This event is free and lunch is included. Please note that registration is required. For more information, contact Tina Fernandez at (510) 574-2266 or email tina@savedv.org. Ready to register? It’s easy via Eventbrite.com: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4122093292.

BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE Alameda County Renew books by phone (510) 790-8096 For more information about the Bookmobile call (510) 745-1477 or visit www.aclibrary.org. Times & Stops subject to change Tuesday, February 26 10:00 -11:00 Daycare Center Visit UNION CITY 1:30 – 2:30 Mission Hills Middle School, 250 Tamarack Dr., UNION CITY 2:45 – 3:30 Purple Lotus Buddhist School, 33615 - 9th St., UNION CITY 4:50 – 5:30 Mariner Park, Regents Blvd. & Dorado Dr., UNION CITY 5:40 – 6:20 Sea Breeze Park, Dyer St. & Carmel Way, UNION CITY Wednesday, February 27 3:00 – 4:00 Warm Springs Community Center, 47300 Fernald St., FREMONT 4:15 – 4:50 Lone Tree Creek Park, Starlite Way & Turquoise St, Warm Springs, FREMONT 6:00 – 6:30 Camellia Dr. & Camellia Ct., FREMONT Thursday, February 28 9:30 –10:15 Daycare Center Visit UNION CITY 10:30–10:50 Daycare Center Visit UNION CITY 1:55 – 2:20 Daycare Center Visit SAN LORENZO 2:45 – 3:40 Bay School, 2001 Bockman Rd., SAN LORENZO

Monday, March 4 10:00–10:25 Daycare Center Visit FREMONT 10:25–10:50 Peace Academy, Peace Terrace, FREMONT 1:30 – 2:00 Acacia Creek Retirement Community, 34400 Mission Blvd., UNION CITY 2:45 – 3:45 Ardenwood School, 33955 Emilia Lane, FREMONT 5:15 – 6:45 Forest Park School, Deep Creek Rd. & Maybird Circle, FREMONT Tuesday, March 5 9:45–10:15 Daycare Center Visit UNION CITY 10:45–11:15 Daycare Center Visit FREMONT 2:15 – 3:00 Daycare Center Visit NEWARK 4:30 – 5:20 Weibel School, 45135 South Grimmer Blvd., FREMONT 5:50 – 6:40 Booster Park, Gable Dr. & McDuff Ave., FREMONT

Milpitas Bookmobile stops Renew books by phone (800) 471-0991 For more information (408) 293-2326 x3060 Wednesday, March 6 1:45-3:00 Foothill School, 1919 Landess Ave., MILPITAS 3:15-3:45 Friendly Village Park, 120 Dixon Landing Rd., MILPITAS

FREE Adult Reading and Writing Classes are offered at the Alameda County Library

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James Logan receives high marks in division competition Men’s Wrestling

SUBMITTED BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW At North Coast Section (NCS) competition on February 23, James Logan grapplers held their own against top-ranked De La Salle and finished in second place. NCS Championships, held at Newark Memorial, ended with Colts scoring 236.5 points, close behind De La Salle with 253 points. Colt Jacob Donato was successful in a match with Bernardo Avalos of Ukiah and finished third in the 126 division. Artemio Flores had a great night as he showed the moves he has used all year in Mission Valley Athletic League competition. He won the 126 division. Raymond Monela also made a good showing, securing a fifth place finish. In the 138 division, Jacob Macalolooy outscored a faster Angel Beltran of Granada to win. One of the best performances of the competition was by Logan’s Clayton Hartwell who overpowered Jason Price in the 195 division. A nod to American High School’s Jared Lut who was also impressive at the tournament.

Newark lives up to ranking in NCS basketball Men’s Basketball

SUBMITTED BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW The Newark Memorial Cougars quickly took command in the first round of their North Coast Section (NCS) Division II tournament quest. On Tuesday, February 19, they faced Casa Grande High School (Petaluma) Gauchos and came away with a 62-33 victory. The Cougars set the pace early and controlled the floor, forcing the Gauchos to use low percentage outside shooting. By the end of the first quarter the Cougar lead was 12 points and the Gauchos were dependent on long shots by Jon Christy and Cetrick Yeanay. In the third quarter, the Cougars were outscored 14-11 but it was too little, too late. Cougar offense was overwhelming as exclamation points were scored by Mathew Thomas, David Steward, Joey Frenchwood and Jo Jo Zamora.

Cougars continue to win at section tournament

Men’s Basketball

SUBMITED BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW The top-seeded Newark Cougars seem to have found their stride just at the right time, heading into the Semifinals of Division II. Following an impressive win over Casa Grande, JoJo Zamora and Joey Frenchwood put on an offensive show on Saturday, February 23, running up 41 points as the Las Lomas (Walnut Creek) Knight defense was unable to stop them. Jo Jo Zamora scored 22 points and Joey Frenchwood, 19; 16 of the 19 in the second and third quarters. As the Cougar offense was providing offensive firepower, the Cougar defense led by Damien Banford and Mathew Thomas, took control of the middle and denied the Knights any second opportunity shots on the basket; Cougar speed shut down Las Lomas shooting lanes. The next big showdown for the Cougars is No. 4 Montgomery (23-7) on Wednesday at home at 7 p.m.

Lady Cougars impressive in division win but fade in second round SUBMITTED BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW PHOTO BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW The Newark Memorial Lady Cougars came up with their most impressive game of the year at an opportune moment. The Cougar squad won the first round of North Coast Section tournament play against Redwood (Larkspur) Giants by scoring 47 points and holding their opponents to 43. It was fight in the first Quarter a game filled with lots of good defensive plays with both teams trying to take control of the paint; Redwood played good defense but the Cougars were able to find lanes to penetrate and find room to shoot. The Cougars had just enough outside shooting to stay close, just one point behind after the first quarter. The back and forth fight went on though the second quarter as both teams could not find a way to break though although Redwood, with outside shooting began to see a bit of daylight with a 17-14 lead. Giants defense

started taking control of the game and opened up a 12-point lead, but the Cougars weren’t finished and began the most impressive comeback of the year as they employed a full-court press and, using team speed, turned the game around. Opportunities were not wasted as the Cougars rallied from a 12-point

deficit for the win. In second round action, the magic of second quarter play just wasn’t enough to overcome a dismal 10-2 first quarter against a strong Montgomery (Santa Rosa) Vikings team; the Cougars were eliminated 53-46.


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ometimes, Monday through Friday routines can be daunting and a mid-week respite is not only welcome, but necessary to recharge for remaining challenges of the week. A new opportunity to lighten the load and offer soothing relaxation has opened in a well-known Tri-City venue. Every Wednesday night, the Ginger Bar at the Hilton Hotel in Newark is offering a respite with cool, light jazz entertainment. A group of East Bay bands have been signed to provide a musical, nonvocal interlude for hotel guests and the public without cover charges or minimums. Jazz Wednesdays, now in its first month, has, according to Hotel Manager Greg Magee, received a very positive response from hotel guests and the local community. He notes that renovation and expansion of the bar and restaurant, part of a large hotel renovation project, is planned to begin within the next few months. Magee says Wednesday Jazz nights will rotate bands to keep the music fresh, adding, “We are becoming a showcase for East Bay jazz.” Details about Wednesday Jazz nights at the Hilton and additional Bay Area jazz sites can be found at www.allaboutjazz.com. Wednesday Jazz nights 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Ginger Bar Hilton (Fremont/Newark) 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark (510) 490-8390

Newark Fire takes State Cup Championship

SUBMITTED BY FRANZ BRUCKNER PHOTO BY SOFIA OCEGUEDA Newark Fire, a U-12 girls team, defeated the West Coast Wrath out of Livermore by the score of 1-0 to capture their second State Cup Championship in three years. It was the third consecutive shutout for the Fire, who have now gone 210 consecutive minutes without conceding a goal. Angelique Valenzuela’s goal off of a pass from Sam Ocegueda midway through the first half was all that was

needed for the Fire victory. Goal Keeper Lissette Mason made several outstanding saves throughout the game to preserve the victory. Like the quarterfinal and semifinal games, this game was a total team victory. Each player demonstrated their commitment to the team by playing their hearts out. Defenders Ocegueda, Sara Buffey, Elizabeth Salazar, Trinity Castillo, and Marissa Ferreira all helped to ensure the shutout while midfielders Rachel Bruckner, Hannah Gamez, Princess Fa’I, Bri Motta, and Isabella Garcia all

played outstanding to keep the pressure on the West Coast defense. Bruckner had a nice shot that the keeper saved, while Isabella Allvarellos just narrowly missed making the score an opportunity for a second goal. Forwards Angelique Valenzuela, Ashley Reyes, and Natalia Sanchez were also key players in the victory by creating constant scoring threats. Coach Bruckner stated after the game, “It was a great team victory, and every player should be proud of their achievement.”

The Travel Baseball phenomenon SUBMITTED BY RAFAEL NUNEZ Fremont Wicked, a local 13 and under high competition youth baseball team was formed by Fremont resident Rafael Nunez with his Centerville American All-Star team toward the end of the 2012 Little League season. At that time, the Wicked were preparing for District 14 All-Stars higher level of competition. Today the team is still comprised of mostly ex-District 14 players from Centerville American, Newark American, Niles-Centerville, and Warm Springs Little Leagues. The start of the 2012-2013 brought some changes including introduction of new manager Matt Aboumrad. Matt is a former college player and high school

coach. Coach Matt’s influence was immediate. His first season was record-breaking and exceeded all expectations. Under his guidance, Fremont Wicked rolled to a 376 record that included a 16-game win

streak. In total Fremont Wicked won seven tournament championships before the end of 2012. By the end of fall, Fremont Wicked was power ranked in the top three of the nation by the United States Spe-

Moreau Catholic High School Men’s Tennis Men’s Tennis Submitted by Coach Tony Rodriguez MCHS vs. Saint Mary’s High School February 20, 2013 Congratulations to Moreau Catholic Men’s Tennis for an exciting preseason win over Saint Mary’s High School with a final match score of 5-2. Special kudos goes to team captain Vivek Gudipati and sophomore Sina Abdollahian for their thrilling match play wins. Singles: Che Benjamin (SM, 11) defeated team captain Jason Ndegwa (MCHS, 11) in two sets: 6/0, 6/1.

Sina Abdollahian (MCHS, 10) defeated Eric Bonde (SM, 12) in two sets: 6/4, 7/6 (8). Team captain Vivek Gudipati (MCHS, 11) defeated Patrick McCullough (SM, 11) in three sets: 4/6, 6/2, 6/2. Harish Venkat (MCHS, 10) defeated Cristian Jobe (SM, 9) in two sets: 6/2, 6/2. Doubles: SM’s Woodrow Creech (11) and Henrik Choy (11) defeated MCHS’s Rohan Divate (9) and Aniruddh Mandalapu (9) in two sets: 6/4, 6/1. MCHS’s Carl Basbas (12) and Byron Castaneda (12) defeated SM’s Lawrence Baltazar (11) and Juan Mena

(12) in two sets: 6/0, 6/1. MCHS’s Jeoff Ugalde (10) and Aarian Moogat (10) defeated SM’s Matt Baltazar (10) and Jesse Fernandez (12) in two sets: 6/0, 6/1. Pre-Season Match Record: (1) Win (2) Losses MCHS Men’s Tennis Coaches: Tony R. Rodriguez Ron Santiago Errol Tongco MCHS Men’s Tennis Team Captains: Aditya Dharma (12) Jason Ndegwa (11) Vivek Gudipati (11)

cialty Sports Association (USSSA). The landscape of high school sports has changed dramatically. One by one freshman programs are being cut due to budget constraints, resulting in fewer teams and fewer spots for high school athletes. The goal of the Fremont Wicked program is simple: provide young men a better chance to win a position on their high school team, both through instruction and by facing the top 10% of competition in the country. Fremont Wicked has not found success without struggle; the program is not set up as a profit enterprise so it relies on generous local sponsors such as Bernardinowned McDonald’s, and Aboumrad Construction. While those sponsors have helped tremendously, they are not enough. Please contact Rafael Nunez if your organization is interested in sponsoring Fremont Wicked. Also contact us about our upcoming pitching tryouts or if you are interested in one-on-one instruction through Matt Aboumrad.

Logan gains first round of division play but eliminated in second round action SUBMITTED BY COACH CHRISTOPHER FORTENBERRY First round of North Coast Section, February 19, play featured advancement of the James Logan Colts to the second round, defeating Granada 74-64. James Logan (18 – 9, 10 – 4 MVAL) Bell 9, Schaper 13, Kaye 2, Torain 12, Godfrey 24, Leno 14 TOTAL: 74 Granada (15 – 12, 8 – 6 EBAL) Tupper 8, Sommerhauser 17, John-

son 9, Russell 12, Stafford 7, Kiviharju 10 TOTAL: 64 3-POINTERS: Bell 1, Torain 2, Tupper 2, Sommerhauser 3, Stafford 1 FOUL OUTS: Kiviharju TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE In second round action, February 22, the Colts suffered a loss to the San Leandro Pirates (San Leandro) 82-74 and elimination from the tournament.


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WHAT’S HAPPENING’S TRI-CITY VOICE

February 26, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICES CIVIL ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. HG13665774 Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Petition of: Mark Beresford Evans for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Mark Beresford Evans filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Mark Beresford Evans to Mark Beresford The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing: Date: 4-26-2013, Time: 8:45 AM, Dept.: 504 The address of the court is 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-City Voice Date: Feb. 1, 2013 C. DON CLAY Judge of the Superior Court 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5/13 CNS-2441498# ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. HG13665819 Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Petition of: April Ann M. Acu for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: April Ann M. Acu to April Ann Marasigan The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing: Date: 04-26-13, Time: 8:45 am, Dept.: 504 The address of the court is 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri City Voice Date: Feb. 1, 2013 C. Don Clay Judge of the Superior Court 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5/13 CNS-2441491# ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. HG13665673 Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Petition of: Andrew Mercer for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Andrew Mercer filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Andrew Mercer to David Williams The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing: Date: 04-12-13, Time: 8:45am, Dept.: 504 The address of the court is 24405 Amador St., Hayward, CA 94544 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-City Voice Date: Jan. 31, 2013 C. DON CLAY Judge of the Superior Court 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5/13 CNS-2441379# ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. HG13665105 Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. Petition of: Syed Qamber Faraz Jafri - Syeda Subika Jaffri for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Syed Qamber Faraz Jafri - Syeda Subika Jaffri filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Abiha Zehra Jafri to Alezay Zehra Jafri The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing: Date: 04-12-13, Time: 8:45, Dept.: 504

The address of the court is 24405 Amador St. #104, Hayward, CA 84544 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: What’s Happening Tri-City Voice Newspaper Date: Jan 28, 2013 C. DON CLAY Judge of the Superior Court 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26/13 CNS-2440732#

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 474973 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Aone Beauty Saloon, 4927 Mansbury St., Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda Ranjita Khadka, 4927 Mansbury St., Fremont, CA 94538 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Feb. 15th, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Ranjita Khadka This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on February 15, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19/13 CNS-2449125# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 474697 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: K-Pop Cafe, 3504 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda Edward Y. Choi, 3610 Andrews Dr. #312, Pleasanton, CA 94588 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/7/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Edward Y. Choi, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on February 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19/13 CNS-2448455# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 473980 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Five Star Massage, 21915 Foothill Blvd., Hayward, CA 94541, County of Alameda Xiuli Wu, 1639 9th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Xiuli Wu This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 17, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19/13 CNS-2447866# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 474496 The following person(s) is (are) doing business

as: Amana Enrichment, 4282 Bay St. #310, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda Gulled Mahmoud, 4287 Bay St., Apt. 310, Fremont, CA 94538 Surulere Molawa Sobayo, 4287 Bay St., Apt. 310, Fremont, CA 94538 Tokunbo Marie Sobayo, 1608 Hollenbeck Ave., Apt. #1, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 This business is conducted by a General partnership The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/13 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Gulled Mahmoud, Partner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on February 1, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12/13 CNS-2446520# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 474495 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Champion Auto, 23970 Clawiter Rd., Hayward CA 94545, County of Alameda Champion Auto Inc., CA, 23970 Clawiter Rd., Hayward, CA 94545 This business is conducted by a Corporation The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/10 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Illegible This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on February 1, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12/13 CNS-2446512# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 474798 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mission BioMedical Consulting, 177 Mission Road, Fremont, CA 94539, County of Alameda Qi Meng, 177 Mission Road, Fremont, CA 94539 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Qi Meng This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on February 8, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12/13 CNS-2444870# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 473907 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Nunu’s Daycare, 981 61st St., Oakland, CA 94608, County of Alameda Anushka Bliss, 1010 60th St., Oakland, CA 94608 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/13 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Anushka Bliss This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious

Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5/13 CNS-2442070# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 474487 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bhandal Pizza dba Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 5333 Thornton Ave., Newwark, CA 94560, County of Alameda Gurdeep Singh Bhandal, 24282 Willimet Way, Hayward, CA 94544 Gurpreet K Bhandal, 24282 Willimet Way, Hayward, CA 94544 This business is conducted by Married Couple The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on (Illegible) I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Gurdeep Singh Bhandal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on February 01, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5/13 CNS-2442061# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 474065 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Stay Active Sports Medicine Inc., 40419 Gibson Street, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda Stay Active Sports Medicine Inc., California, 40419 Gibson Street, Fremont, CA 94538 This business is conducted by a Corporation The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/31/2012 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Maria Ramirez, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 22, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5/13 CNS-2440977# STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 448620 The following person(s) has (have) abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Niles Classic Motorsport, 37323 Niles Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in the County Clerk’s office on 2-28-2011 in the County of Alameda. Rising Aro Investment Limited, California, 37751 Glenmoor Dr., Fremont, CA 94536 This business was conducted by: Jonathan Liu Rising Aro Investment Limited S/ Jonathan Liu, C.E.O. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 29, 2013. 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26/13 CNS-2440266# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 474353 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Fanny’s Day Care, 33234 Falcon Drive, Fremont, CA 94555, County of Alameda Huifeng Zhu, 33234 Falcon Drive, Fremont, CA 94555 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Huifeng Zhu This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 29, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26/13 CNS-2439798# STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 458567 The following person(s) has (have) abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Niles Tutoring Club, 37323 Niles Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 11/21/2011 in the County of Alameda. Rising Aro Investment Limited, California, 37751 Glenmoor Dr., Fremont, CA 94536 This business was conducted by: Jonathan Lin Rising Aro Investment Limited S/ Jonathan Lin, C.E.O. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 29, 2013. 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26/13 CNS-2439794# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 474170 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Fong Organic, 35824 Adobe Drive, Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda. Stephen Yip, 35824 Adobe Drive, Fremont, CA 94536. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01-18-2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Stephen Yip This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 23, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26/13 CNS-2439042# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 474263 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TB Vanguard, 5255-A Mowry Ave. #155, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda. Allison Denise Baker, CA, 3423 Ashbourne Cir., San Ramon, CA 94382. Paula Bell, CA, 7326 Donnell Pl. #C-4, Forestville, MD 20747. Nicole Turman, CA, 7326 Donnell Pl. #C-4, Forestville, MD 20747. This business is conducted by Co-Partners The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Aug. 1, 2012. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Allison Denise Baker, Co-Partner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on January 25, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26/13 CNS-2439038#

GOVERNMENT NOTIce is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Alameda County Planning Department, 224 W. Winton Avenue, Suite 111, Hayward, CA 94544 NETWORKING/ BIDDERS CONFERENCES for RFP CDA 2013-02 Community Health and Wellness Element Outreach and Meeting Facilitation South County - Friday, March 1, 2013, 2:00 PM, Alameda County Planning Department, 224 W. Winton Avenue, Suite 160 (Public Hearing Room), Hayward, CA and North County - Monday, March 4, 2013, 2:00 PM, 1401 Lakeside Drive, Room 228, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA Responses Due by 5:00 pm on March 20, 2013 County Contact: Angela Robinson Piñon, (510) 670-5400, angela.robins onpinon@acgov.org Attendance at Networking Conferences is non-mandatory. The RFP is available via the GSA website—www.acgov.org under Current Contracting Opportunities. 2/26/13 CNS-2447570#

Success stories of Stellar Academy for Dyslexics SUBMITTED BY BETH MATTSSON-BOZE

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ew things are more encouraging to the staff of Stellar Academy for Dyslexis than stories of students who leave Stellar and go on to do well elsewhere. The academy is a private non-profit full-day school serving families from across the Bay Area. According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. It refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills like reading, spelling, writing, and pronouncing words. Stellar Academy has had great success helping children, who have been identified as having Specific Language Disability, to become accomplished at reading, writing and spelling. Stellar’s director recently spoke with the mothers of two students who moved on from the school only last spring. Here are their stories. Both Mitchell and Danny experienced failure in their early years of school before coming to Stellar. They were falling behind their

peers and not thriving though they received quality instruction that was producing good results with their peers. For both boys, reduced classroom distractions and small class size helped create an ideal environment for learning. The Slingerland® approach to language arts instruction, used throughout Stellar Academy, unlocked the door of language for both boys by providing alternative strategies for reading, writing, and spelling. Selfesteem lifted when they began to experience classroom success for first time in a long time. Slingerland® is a multi-sensory, simultaneous, and sequential approach to language arts instruction. Multi-sensory refers to the three modalities by which people learn language (visual, auditory, kinesthetic). All three of these modalities are used simultaneously at all points of the lesson so that a student’s stronger modalities can support the weaker, allowing the student to succeed. The approach is sequential in that it begins with the smallest unit of language and proceeds to more complex as previous units are mastered. Students don’t fear failure as

much as they fear being the only one in the group who “doesn’t get it.” Being in class with peers experiencing similar struggles with dyslexia diminished that anxiety. No longer feeling like the odd man out also lifted confidence and gave them new courage to try things. They went from “I can’t learn,” to “I can.” Mitchell came to Stellar when he was in the 3rd grade. His mom remembers running in circles trying to get answers for what was happening with her son before coming to Stellar. Later on she would wish that she and her husband had decided to start Mitchell at the school sooner. After five years, Mitchell left Stellar last spring when he completed 7th grade. Mitchell and his parents chose to experience 8th grade in public junior high. Mitchell’s first report card from public school boasts 5 A’s and 1 B! Mitchell’s mom reports that every day in junior high Mitchell uses what he learned at Stellar. The language skills developed through daily practice with Question of the Day, and occasional challenges like Science project presentations, and Wax Museum presentations (on

historical figures) built the confidence that Mitchell now accesses in his new school. Teachers are surprised that he writes in beautiful cursive. Of course, the teachers want everything typed which is not a problem because Mitchell is comfortable with typing skills learned at Stellar. Even something like being required to use a planner by his Stellar teacher is serving him well now because it is essential in Junior High where he has multiple teachers assigning work. His mom pointed out that Mitchell’s middle school teacher at Stellar did a good job transitioning her son to the demands of public middle school and high school. “If not for Stellar Academy, my son would have been left behind in regular school. There is no cure for dyslexia, so they need alternative strategies. The repetition of Slingerland® was the key,” says Mitchell’s mother. Another student, Danny attended Stellar from 2nd grade until his promotion from 8th grade last spring. Danny is currently a 9th grader at Bay Hill High School in Oakland and has just received his first report card which shows 4 A’s and 2 B’s! He

loves the challenge of learning new things and likes the variety of subjects and teachers available in high school. Danny recognizes which lessons from Stellar are helping him to be successful in high school. Danny has the courage to ask for the help he needs, is able to cope with many different types of people, and takes responsibility for getting his homework done. Danny also experiences the confidence to be in a class of any subject because he can read! Danny’s teachers are pleased that he learned the Slingerland® approach and he tells his mother it is a good thing he went to Stellar. The foundation these two young men received at Stellar is enabling them to both step up to and enjoy the challenges of junior high and high school. For more information about Stellar Academy for Dyslexics, please visit www.stellaracademy.net or call (510) 797-2227. The school is located at 38325 Cedar Blvd., in Newark. Stellar is housed in the Neighborhood Church building at the corner of Smith and Cedar.


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Ring Theory

WILLIAM MARSHAK

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n science, a theory is a guess or “hypothesis” that appears to be consistent with evidence derived from observation of repeated trials and resulting reasoning. Theories are not written in stone, simply explanations. They can change from time to time if their foundation is found to be unsatisfactory when applied to a new set of facts. Theories depend on deductive reasoning, combining a set of observations in a unifying statement. In the world of Fremont political theatre, theories are often based on a set of assumptions and observations that are constantly shifting and difficult to capture in a sensible or comprehensible statement. An example of the transient nature of observable data in the world of Fremont can be encapsulated in the form of six huge rings soon to grace the corner of Stevenson Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway. At the February 19th council meeting, following impassioned pleas from Art

Review Board members and public comment, the council was asked to consider Staff arguments against the proposal due to monetary constraints. Following months of support, Staff now opposed the concept. Thoughts and bold statements to give Fremont and the southeast Bay Area a “sense of place” were swept aside by City planners even though a plethora of consultants have said that Fremont and its environs are in critical need of a unique identity. According to a staff report, after reconsideration and initial support, the ring artwork recommendation was to hold any funds for this project in abeyance following the standard Fremont practice of a “wait and see” approach, always thought to be appropriate. This cautious formula has, in the recent past, consistently touched the heart and minds of our local legislators resulting in overwhelmingly conservative governance that, while safe, lacks vision or bold action. In opposition to such standard operating procedure, the “Ring Theory” ascended as councilmembers applauded the efforts of Fremont citizens on the Art Review Board. Even those with self-professed limited or no artistic sense listened to their constituents. Although some councilmembers admitted ignorance of all things artistic, their message was clear, a “ringing” endorsement of citizen participation and hopefully a sign of new energy in the City.

Now, if only the Ring Theory signals resurgence of pride and forethought worthy of a community that has so much to offer. Moving beyond platitudes to action worthy of early residents and pioneers can recapture an entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude, a solid, common sense and visionary outlook that resulted in Lake Elizabeth, Central Park, resource preservation, a community owned water company, community-owned hospital and unlimited opportunities. These characteristics have been a magnet to people from all over the world. Moving forward, embracing rather than excluding our origins and history, is a basic tenet of the new Ring Theory. Discussion and comment about the meaning of these six rings during the council meeting may have been appropriate but ultimately, the political will to move forward may signify a critical change of attitude. Whatever context is used to describe the symbolism of rings, I am hopeful it will have a significant effect on all of us.

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BY MICHAEL TARM ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Fitzgerald has prosecuted mobsters, terrorists, a White House aide and two Illinois governors. On Thursday, the former top prosecutor got a crack at Socrates. Yes, that Socrates, the Greek philosopher. Fitzgerald, one of the nation’s highest profile federal prosecutors until he recently entered private practice, represented Athens in a do-over of the 399 B.C. trial of Socrates on charges of corrupting the ancient city’s youth and disrespecting its gods. Socrates’ legal counsel at the mock trial in Chicago – part of a fundraising event for the National Hellenic Museum – was no slouch himself. It was Dan Webb, a high-priced lawyer who defended former Gov. George Ryan in a corruption case brought by Fitzgerald. Ryan eventually lost at a trial prosecuted by assistant attorneys working for Fitzgerald. The result Thursday night? Jurors – an audience of around 1,000 people – found Socrates

guilty by a narrow vote. They spared the philosopher death by hemlock, however, and called for a fine instead. As U.S. Attorney in Chicago, Fitzgerald gained a reputation for getting defendants to plead out before trial. But he told The Associated Press by phone hours before Thursday’s event that a lastminute plea deal with Socrates was out of reach. “Socrates,’’ he explained, “does not seem to be much of a compromiser.’’ In the 24 centuries since Socrates’ trial and execution by poison hemlock, the prevailing sentiment has been that Athens railroaded the 70-year-old gadfly, who was fond of questioning bedrock Athenian assumptions about the world. Fitzgerald, though, complained that the only extensive account of the trial is from Plato, a student and booster of Socrates. “I don’t think Athenians ever got a fair shake. Plato only gave one side of the story,’’ he said. Impiety was seen as an egregious crime in ancient Greece, Fitzgerald’s co-counsel told jurors Thursday night, because it was thought that an individual’s disrespect of the gods could invite

their wrath in the form of plagues that would devastate the entire city. “He dissed Zeus ... He called the Moon dirt,’’ said Pat Collins, another former prosecutor representing Athens. “Messing with the gods brings real harm ... The gods have a memory, and they carry a grudge’’ One judge presiding over the retrial was Richard Posner, who sits on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Socrates was “a crank’’ who “encouraged the brats of Athens,’’ he said, but wasn’t a threat to society. In that vein, another of the presiding judges said he could only see fit to impose a minimal fine in light of the jury’s decision Thursday night. “I’d fine him two bucks and let it go at that,’’ said William Bauer, another federal judge. The retrial wasn’t meant to be a reenactment and so participating attorneys and judges weren’t required to don togas or other period garb, Fitzgerald said gratefully earlier in the day. “There are crimes against nature, too,’’ he laughed. “That would be a crime against nature if we showed up in a togas.’’

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FBI: Elderly ex-con robbed bank in hopes of prison BY MICHAEL TARM ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP), After spending most of his adult life behind bars, 73-year-old Walter Unbehaun decided to rob another bank in hopes of getting caught. He felt more comfortable in prison, court documents allege, and wanted to spend his final years there. So the balding, gray-haired man leaned on a cane as he walked into a bank in suburban Chicago over the weekend and used a novel stickup line: He had just six months to live, so he had nothing left to lose, according to a federal

complaint citing his post-arrest interrogation. Unbehaun also allegedly lifted his coat to show a teller a silver revolver shoved into his waistband. Investigators say Unbehaun, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, walked out of the Harris Bank in Niles on Saturday with $4,178 in his pockets. He wore no disguises, so law enforcement quickly tracked him down using surveillancecamera photos of him holding up the bank, the complaint said. When authorities stopped Unbehaun on Sunday outside a motel room where he was staying, he immediately threw down his cane

and surrendered, saying he knew they were there because he robbed a bank the day before, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Unbehaun told investigators hours after his arrest that he had spent most of his adult life in prison and ``felt more comfortable in prison than out.’’ ``He wanted to do something that would guarantee that he would spend the rest of his life in prison, and he knew that robbing a bank with a loaded gun would accomplish that,’’ according to the complaint, signed by FBI agent Chad Piontek.

Contacted on Tuesday, Unbehaun’s defense attorney, Richard McLeese, declined comment. Unbehaun’s most recent stint behind bars ended in 2011, when he was released after serving 10 years for a 1998 bank robbery. His Illinois record alone includes multiple other felonies dating back decades. Unbehaun made an initial court appearance Monday in Chicago and was ordered to remain in jail pending further court procedures. No additional hearing dates were set. If he is eventually convicted on the new bank robbery charge, he could be sent to prison for up to 20 years.


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Bayside Ward 36400 Haley St., Newark 510-796-0914

Oromo Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church 100 Hacienda Ave., San Lorenzo 510-276-7980 ollibuse@yahoo.com

Centerville Ward 38134 Temple Way, Fremont 510-797-1200

Our Savior Church & Preschool 858 Washington Blvd., Fremont

LDS (MORMON)

510-657-3191 www.oslfremont.com

Central Park Ward 820 Walnut Ave., Fremont 510-795-6658

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church/School 38451 Fremont Blvd., Fremont 510-793-3366 www.popfremont.org

Fremont (Deaf) Branch 820 Walnut Ave., Fremont Glenmoor Ward 38134 Temple Way, Fremont 510-793-8060

St. Steven Lutheran Church Meets at Grace Lutheran Church 1836 B. St., Hayward 510-581-6637 www.ststephenclc.org

Irvington Ward 510-656-8754 510-656-7522 (Foyers) Mission Peak Ward (English and Chinese) 48851 Green Valley Rd., Fremont 510-657-2156 510-623-7496 (Foyer) Newark (Spanish) Branch 36400 Haley St., Newark

LUTHERAN Chinese Mission of Hope Evangelical-Lutheran Church 3800 Beard Rd, Fremont 510-938-0505 http://www.hopelutheranfremont.org/zh.html

METHODIST African Methodist Episcopal Church 201 E St., Union City 510-489-7067 www.tricityame.org First Chinese United Methodist Church 2856 Washington Blvd. Fremont (510) 490 – 0696 www.chinesemethodist.org First United Methodist Church 1183 B St., Hayward

First United Methodist Church 2950 Washington Blvd, Fremont 510-490-0200 www.fremont-methodist.org South Hayward UMC 628 Schafer Rd., Hayward (510) 780-9599 www.SouthHaywardUMC.org St. Paul United Methodist 33350 Peace Terr., Fremont 510-429-3990 www.stpaulumcfremont.org VICTORY CENTER A.M.E. ZION CHURCH 33450 Ninth Street- Union City 510-429-8700

MUSLIM Islamic Society of East Bay 33330 Peace Terr., Fremont 510-429-4732 www.iseb.org Al-Medinah Educational Center: Masjid & School 5445 Central Ave., Newark

NON DENOMINATIONAL

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ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN St. Christina Orthodox Church 3612 Peralta Ave., Fremont 510-739-0908 www.stchristinaorthodox.org

PENTECOSTAL

Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ 27689 Tyrrell Ave., Hayward 510-783-9377 www.gladtidingscogic.com Union City Apostolic Church 33700 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City 510-489-0687 www.ucapostolic.org

PRESBYTERIAN Centerville Presbyterian Church 4360 Central Ave., Fremont 510-793-3575 www.cpcfremont.org First Presbyterian Church of Hayward 2490 Grove Way, Castro Valley (510) 581-6203 http://firstpreshayward.com

Cathedral of Faith–Milpitas Service held at: Curtner Elementary School 275 Redwood Ave., Milpitas www.cathedraloffaith.org

First Presbyterian Church of Newark 35450 Newark Blvd., Newark 510-797-8811 www.newarkpres.org

Central Church of Christ 38069 Martha Avenue, #100 Fremont 510-792-2858

First Presbyterian Church San Leandro 180 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro 510-483-2772 FPCSanLeandro.org

Crossroads Church 41386 Fremont Blvd., Fremont 510-651-0301 www.crossroadsfremont.org Fremont Community Church 39700 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 657-0123 www.gofcc.org Grace Church Fremont 36060 Fremont Blvd., Fremont 510-936-1423 www.gracechurchfremont.org Heavenly Christ's Church (Meets in Calvary Lutheran Church) 17200 Via Magdalena San Lorenzo 510-303-5592 Mission Springs Community Church 48989 Milmont Dr., Fremont 510-490-0446 www.msccfremont.org Morning Star Church 36120 Ruschin Dr., Newark 510-676-1453 www.msconline.org New Birth Christian Ministry Center 3565 Arden Rd., Hayward 510-782-1937 New Seed of Faith Ministry 36600 Niles Blvd., Fremont www.nsofm.com 510 612-4832 Revelation Christian Fellowship 1670 Orchard Ave., San Leandro 510-352-4707 www.revelationcf.org True Jesus Church 1190 Davis St., San Leandro 510-522-2125 www.tjc.org Victory Outreach Fremont 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont 510-683-4660 info@vofremont.org

Immanuel Presbyterian Church of Fremont 4333 Hansen Ave., Fremont 510-494-8020 www.ipcf.net Irvington Presbyterian Church 4181 Irvington Ave. (corner Chapel & Irvington), Fremont 510-657-3133 New Bridges Presbyterian Church 26236 Adrian Ave., Hayward 510-786-9333 newbridgespresby@gmail.com

REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA New Hope Community Church 2190 Peralta Blvd., Fremont 510-739-0430 www.newhopefremont.org

RELIGIOUS SCIENCE Center For Spiritual LivingFremont 40155 Blacow Rd., Fremont 510-656-9955 www.CSL-Fremont.org

SALVATION ARMY Hayward Citadel Corps 430 A St., Hayward 510- 581 - 6444 The Tri-Cities Corps 36700 Newark Blvd., Newark 510-793-6319 Korean Congregation Army 36700 Newark Blvd., Newark 510 - 793 - 6319

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

East Bay Fil-Am Seventh Day Adventist Church 32441 Pulaski Dr., Hayward 510-324-1597 Fremont Chinese Seventh-Day Adventist Church 1301 Mowry, Fremont 415-585-4440 or 408-616-9535 Milpitas Adventist Center 1991 Landess Ave., Milpitas 408 726-5331 www.milpitas.netadventist.org

SIKHISM Fremont Gurdwara 300 Gurdwara Rd., Fremont 510-790-0177 www.fremontgurdwara.org

UNITARIAN Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation (meets at FUMC's Cole Hall) 2950 Washington Blvd., Fremont 510-252-1477 http://www.missionpeakuu.org/

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Eden United Church of Christ 21455 Birch St. @ Grove Way, Hayward 510-582-9533 www.edenucc.com Filipino American United Church of Christ 4587 Peralta Blvd., Fremont 510-797-8408 filamucc@sbcglobal.net Filipino-American Evangelical UCC Meets at: Fremont Community Center 40204 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont 510-487-3891 www.faeucc.org Fremont Congregational Church 38255 Blacow Rd., Fremont 510-793-3970 www.fremontucc.net Niles Discovery Church 255 H St., Fremont 510-797-0895 www.nccucc.org San Lorenzo Community Church 945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 510-276-4808 The Little Brown Church 141 Kilkare Rd., Sunol 925-862-2004 www.littlebrownchurchofsunol.org United Church of Hayward 30540 Mission Blvd. Hayward (510) 471-4452 www.haywarducc.org

UNITY CHURCH Unity of Fremont 36600 Niles Blvd., Fremont (in the future home of Niles Discovery Church 510-797-5234 www.unityoffremont.org

VIETNAMESE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Vietnamese Christian & Missionary Alliance Church 38325 Cedar Blvd., Newark 510-623-9063 www.htnewark.org

Community Seventh-Day Church 606 H St., Union City 510-429-8446 www.unioncity22.adventistchurchconnect.org/

Laughing at Life raises funds for Operation Warrior SUBMITTED BY CHARLENE JONES Valentine’s Day evening was filled with laughter and love at the Pleasanton Veterans Memorial Building this year. The evening included televised comedians Sadiki Fuller, Chris Z and headliner PJ Walsh with everything from backflips to comedians wrapping themselves around a bar stool (you had to be there!). Honored with a Killed In Action Honor Flag that evening was the family of Marine Lance Corporal Aaron Boyles. Lance Corporal Boyles was assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, CA when he was killed Sept. 24, 2004 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq. His parents reside in the Alameda County area. Although Mr. and Mrs. Gallado were unable to attend, the flag was received in their honor by Dianne Layfield, Gold Star Mother of another Marine, Lance Corporal Travis Lay-

field, who was also killed in action. Our hearts and minds are with our Gold Star families and we love them. After the show, one Blue Star Mother said, “My son is overseas and I really needed to laugh. Thank you so much for bringing this event!” A Gold Star mother struggling with a serious medical condition was also pleased to attend because she really needed laughter and fun during this tough time. One veteran stated that he “hadn’t laughed this much in a long time and it felt really good.” The program was an effort to remind our veterans and families of veterans that the sacrifices they make are important and appreciated. Comedy night raised $1047 to help local veterans with prescription medication co-pays and, in some cases, prescriptions when they do not qualify or are going through the eligibility process with Veterans Affairs. Sponsors and volunteers included: • the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars Post 6298 • the Association of the United States Army • Forgotten Warrior – Wind Walker

• Four Points by Sheridan • Rick’s Sundale Barber Shop • Danielle Labrecque • Mukund and Jacqueline Bhagavan (Jackie TV) • Alan Nagy – Mayor of Newark, CA • The Rose Hotel • Pleasanton City Council Candidate David Miller • Robertson High School – Fremont, CA • the Ladies Auxiliary • US Army Recruiting Tri-City • Eagle Emblems/KIAHonorFlag.org Operation Warrior’s Foundation, Inc will provide applications to local veterans who request them for federally legal prescription medication co-pays and will make every effort to cover medications where veterans are still going through the process of retaining services through Veterans Affairs. If you would still like to donate to Operation Warrior’s Foundation, Inc donations can be made at: http://operationwarriorsfoundation.org/


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10 lines/$10/ 10 Weeks $50/Year Rotary Club of Niles We meet Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. Washington Hospital West 2500 Mowry Ave. Conrad Anderson Auditorium, Fremont www.nilesrotary.org

(510) 739-1000

Rotary Club Mission San Jose Fridays at 12:15 p.m. Papillon Restaurant 37296 Mission Blvd. Fremont (510) 656-5056 Visit our club. See why we joined for business & fellowship and stayed to change the world.

We welcome new members

Kennedy High School Flea Market First Saturday Every Month Except January 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. All Spaces $20 For more info call 510-657-4070 x27150 bsterling@fremont.k12.ca.us 39999 Blacow Rd., Fremont

The League of Women Voters invites you to visit our website at www.lwvfnuc.org You’ll find valuable information about your community & voter issues. Keep up to date & learn about our Tri-City area monthly programs. Our programs are nonpartisan & free to the public

FREE FILMS AND PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS Screenings on the Second Saturday of each month except August 1:30pm, Niles Discovery Church 255 H Steet at 3rd 510-797-0895 www.TriCityPerspectives.org

Having trouble controlling the way you eat? Today there is a solution. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Centerville Presbyterian Church, Room E-204 4360 Central Ave., Fremont Teri M. 510-757-8214 www.foodaddicts.org

Fremont Cribbage Club teaches cribbage to new players & tournament cribbage to all players of any skill level every Tues. 6:15pm at Round Table Pizza 37480 Fremont Blvd., Centerville Email:cribbagegr43@yahoo.com Or call Tracy (510) 793-6472 American Cribbage Congress www.cribbage.org

Natural Path Meditation Classes Learn the practice of meditation. All instruction is free. We have an introductory talk every 2nd Sunday of every month 10am 585 Mowry Ave Fremont Call: Gyan 408-306-7661 www.meetup.com/NaturalPathBayarea/

Celebrate Recovery Free yourself from any hurt, hang-up or habit Join us at 33450 9th Street Union City Thursdays, 7pm - 9pm or call anytime 510-586-5747 or 510-520-2769

FREE AIRPLANE RIDES FOR KIDS AGES 8-17 Young Eagles Hayward Airport various Saturdays www.vaa29.org Please call with questions (510) 703-1466 youngeagles29@aol.com

American Legion Auxiliary We meet the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm Niles Veterans Building 37154 2nd Street, Fremont susan.peters251@yahoo.com 510656-6848

Become the speaker & leader you want to be Citizens for Better Communicators (CBC) Toastmasters

SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) Domestic Violence Support Group (Drop In & FREE)

SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments)

Wednesday Nights 6:30 - 8:00 27303 Sleepy Hollow Ave S Kaiser Building 1st Floor Hayward RLTOPS0336@yahoo.com 207-651-0565

Our readers can post information including: Activities Announcements For sale Garage sales Group meetings Lost and found For the extremely low cost of $10 for up to 10 weeks, your message will reach thousands of friends and neighbors every Friday in the TCV printed version and continuously online. TCV has the right to reject any posting to the Community Bulletin Board. Payment must be received in advance.

Help Eliminate Hunger & Food Insecurity Your donation is tax deductible Tri-City Volunteers 37350 Joseph Street, Fremont Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Closed 12 PM - 1PM Questions Call 1-888-802-8207 tri-cityvolunteers.org

Little Lamb Preschool Open House Saturday, March 16, 2013 Drop-In between 1-4pm Free Ice Cream Meet the Teachers Visit the Classrooms Registration Info Available www.littlelambpreschoolfremont.org

Help Eliminate Hunger & Food Insecurity Your donation is tax deductible Tri-City Volunteers 37350 Joseph Street, Fremont Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Closed 12 PM - 1PM Questions Call 1-888-802-8207 tri-cityvolunteers.org

Learn to Create & Design Web Pages at Ohlone College Enroll in CS 162: XHTML

FREE Restraining Order Clinic (Domestic Violence) Mon @ San Leandro PD 9am-Noon Tues @ Hayward PD 1–4 pm Wed @ SAVE’s Office 9am-1pm Office (510) 574-2250 24/7 Hotline (510) 794-6055 www.save-dv.org

Mission San Jose High Booster Club Pasta & Crab Feed Saturday, March 9, 6-10pm Newark Pavilion 6430 Thornton Ave., Newark $45 Proceeds benefit MSJHS Athletics, Spirit, Performing & Visual Arts programs msjhscrabfeed@hotmail.com

Purim is coming! Celebrate at Temple Beth Torah! Services & programs for all ages. Family Shabbat Services 2/8, Purim Services 2/23 & Purim Carnival 2/24 We welcome you to explore our inclusive Reform community. 510-656-7141 or visit www.bethtorah-fremont.org

First United Methodist Church Music Series

This class starts Wed. 1/30/13 in Fremont camput, room HH-117, 6:30-9:30pm Contact Prof Rick: 510-402-8318 profricka@gmail.com https://webadvisor.ohlone.edu

Free concerts the first Sunday each month, 4pm. 30 minute organ & piano recitals & occasional guest artists. Free-will offering opportunity to benefit local charities. First United Methodist Church 2950 Washington Blvd., Fremont

FREE Taxes Done & E-Filing WHY PAY

FREE Taxes Done & E-Filing WHY PAY

FREE Taxes Done & E-Filing WHY PAY

Let VITA do your taxes! IRS-certified Tax Preparers $51,000 or less income. Restrictions may apply Union City Library 34007 Alvarado-Niles, Union City Saturdays Only 12p-4p Open Feb 2 - Mar 16, 2013 More Info 510-574-2020

Let VITA do your taxes! IRS-certified Tax Preparers $51,000 or less income. Restrictions may apply Fremont Family Resource Ctr 39155 Liberty St., Fremont M-W 4p-8p F 10a-1p Open Jan 23-April 15 2013 More Info 510-574-2020

Let VITA do your taxes! IRS-certified Tax Preparers $51,000 or less income. Restrictions may apply Newark Library 6300 Civic Terrace Ave., Newark Saturdays Only 10a-2p Open Feb 2 - Mar 16, 2013 More Info 510-574-2020

FREE Adult Reading and Writing Classes are offered at the Alameda County Library

Tell A Friend

The “NO” List: • No commercial announcements, services or sales • No personal services (escort services, dating services, etc.) • No sale items over $100 value • No automobile or real estate sales • No animal sales (nonprofit humane organization adoptions accepted) • No P.O. boxes unless physical address is verified by TCV

Are You Troubled By Someone's Drinking? Al-Anon and Alateen are here to help. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We share our experience, strength, and hope. www.ncwsa.org for a meeting near you, or call (510) 276-2270, or email Easyduz@gmail.com.

Serious Mental Illness Free 12 week course for caregivers of someone with a serious mental illness starting Mar 7, 2013 from 6:30-8:30pm in Union City. Registration required. Contact: Barb St. Clair 415-879-0399 or Email Stclair.barb@gmail.com NAMIacs.org/F2F/mar2013

HOME SALES REPORT CASTRO VALLEY | TOTAL SALES: 09 Highest $: 920,000 Median $: 548,500 Lowest $: 310,000 Average $: 568,167 ADDRESS

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4415 Casa La Cresta 4528 Edwards Lane 21867 Orange Avenue 3014 Somerset Avenue 5746 Cold Water Drive 7275 Lamar Loop 7335 Lamar Loop 24433 Palomares Road 6480 Ridgewood Drive

Call Rachel Parra 510 745-1480

94546 94546 94546 94546 94552 94552 94552 94552 94552

SOLD FOR BDS

885,000 425,000 335,000 310,000 548,500 590,000 460,000 920,000 640,000

5 3 2 2 3 3 4 2 3

SQFT

BUILT

CLOSED

3920 1275 1199 1120 1944 2251 1887 2225 1884

2008 1963 1943 1915 1966 2002 2000 1985 1990

01-11-13 01-08-13 01-11-13 01-07-13 01-11-13 01-14-13 01-11-13 01-09-13 01-09-13

FREMONT | TOTAL SALES: 19 Highest $: 925,000 Median $: Lowest $: 155,000 Average $: ADDRESS

DONATE YOUR COMPUTERS DONATE YOUR CELL PHONES

Payment is for one posting only. Any change will be considered a new posting and incur a new fee.

Mission Trails Mustangs Mustang & Ford Enthusiasts Meets 1st Fri of the Month 7pm at Suju’s (Winter) 3602 Thornton, Fremont missiontrailsmustang.org or call510-493-1559 We do Car Shows & other social activities monthly

T.O.P.S. Weight Support Group Take Off Pounds Sensibly Real People! Real Weight Loss!

Shout out to your community

Guests and Visitors welcome Saturdays 10:15am Unitek College Room 141 4580 Auto Mall Pkwy., Fremont 510-862-0893

Is Food a Problem for You? Overeaters Anonymous NO dues - NO fees - NO diets Monday 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church 37051 Cabrillo Ter, Fremont Saturday 10:30 a.m. - Noon 1st Presbyterian Church 35450 Newark Blvd, Newark southernalamedacountyoa.org

Tue & Thur 7 pm – 9 pm Fri 9:15 am – 11 am 1900 Mowry, 4th Fl. Fremont Office (510) 574-2250 24/7 Hotline (510) 794-6055 www.save-dv.org

510-494-1999 tricityvoice@aol.com

ZIP

36099 Carnation Way 38623 Cherry Lane #156 38623 Cherry Lane #209 35784 Conovan Lane 3257 Fareham Court 4773 Granado Avenue 38366 Nebo Drive 4128 Rosalita Court 4262 Torres Avenue 5249 Waller Avenue 3569 Braxton Common 5588 Hemlock Terrace 4654 Nelson Street 713 Iroquois Way 40460 Seville Court 53 Shaniko Common #14 32559 Lake Bridgeport Street 32949 Lake Mead Drive 4250 Sedge Street

94536 94536 94536 94536 94536 94536 94536 94536 94536 94536 94538 94538 94538 94539 94539 94539 94555 94555 94555

SOLD FOR BDS

695,000 250,500 155,000 671,000 600,000 440,000 431,000 545,000 530,000 600,000 560,000 227,000 495,000 759,000 925,000 435,000 510,000 390,000 476,000

3 2 1 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 4 3 2

SQFT

BUILT

CLOSED

1890 789 623 1655 1860 1514 1120 1818 1740 1594 1637 945 1324 1542 1914 1214 1496 1060 1191

1957 1974 1974 1987 1963 1956 1955 1971 1962 1962 2000 1970 1963 1975 1967 1976 1970 1978

01-14-13 01-14-13 01-14-13 01-09-13 01-09-13 01-09-13 01-10-13 01-11-13 01-08-13 01-11-13 01-09-13 01-11-13 01-08-13 01-11-13 01-11-13 01-09-13 01-10-13 01-14-13 01-07-13

HAYWARD | TOTAL SALES: 32 Highest $: 608,000 Median $: Lowest $: 89,000 Average $: ADDRESS

24431 2nd Street 147 Burbank Street 402 Elmwood Lane 91 Florence Street 790 Harmony Drive 670 Kingsford Way 2262 Morrow Street 22156 Prospect Street 23937 Watkins Street 776 West A Street 1950 Wingate Way 26853 Hayward Boulevard 747 Berry Avenue 514 Blue Jay Drive 538 Blue Jay Drive 30845 Carroll Avenue 26795 Clarkford Street 952 Folsom Avenue 324 Frederic Avenue 27670 Pensacola Way 25019 Pleasant Way 24986 Tarman Avenue 24879 Townsend Avenue 25231 Whitman Street #103 27666 Calaroga Avenue 26779 Contessa Street 25938 Kay Avenue #320 1977 Laguna Drive

ZIP

94541 94541 94541 94541 94541 94541 94541 94541 94541 94541 94541 94542 94544 94544 94544 94544 94544 94544 94544 94544 94544 94544 94544 94544 94545 94545 94545 94545

SOLD FOR BDS

374,000 360,000 195,000 295,000 150,000 245,000 339,500 608,000 262,000 350,000 246,000 120,000 205,000 235,000 338,000 384,000 181,000 350,000 268,000 270,000 495,000 200,000 336,000 89,000 326,500 370,000 160,000 400,000

4 3 2 3 2 3 4 2 3 2 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 1 3 3 2 3

510,000 510,237

268,000 287,453

SQFT

BUILT

CLOSED

2120 1651 841 1026 840 1381 3355 946 2155 1220 839 782 1576 1610 1441 898 1440 1024 1000 2700 951 1196 786 1119 1128 1128 2000

1975 2011 1950 1951 1942 2004 1931 1928 2005 1952 1987 1930 1978 1979 1955 1944 1950 1952 1954 2007 1949 1957 2007 1955 1957 1989 1995

01-08-13 01-09-13 01-08-13 01-09-13 01-09-13 01-14-13 01-08-13 01-10-13 01-11-13 01-10-13 01-11-13 01-08-13 01-09-13 01-08-13 01-07-13 01-11-13 01-14-13 01-11-13 01-07-13 01-09-13 01-11-13 01-09-13 01-09-13 01-09-13 01-09-13 01-14-13 01-10-13 01-08-13


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HOME SALES REPORT 1139 Merritt Lane 2670 Oliver Drive 21103 Gary Drive #109A 21109 Gary Drive #313

94545 94545 94546 94546

337,500 209,000 250,000 250,000

3 4 2 2

1276 1474 1100 1056

MILPITAS | TOTAL SALES: 05 Highest $: 820,000 Median $: Lowest $: 445,500 Average $: ADDRESS

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831 Cameron Circle 452 Elm Court 104 Ogden Court 1480 Olympic Drive 140 Solar Court

95035 95035 95035 95035 95035

SOLD FOR BDS

820,000 660,000 445,500 623,000 460,000

3 6 3 4 3

ZIP

37266 Aleppo Drive 5868 Bellflower Drive 6057 Birch Place 36688 Port Fogwood Place 39757 Potrero Drive

94560 94560 94560 94560 94560

SOLD FOR BDS

480,000 452,500 405,000 405,000 360,000

4 3 4 2

01-10-13 01-07-13 01-14-13 01-11-13

623,000 601,700

SQFT

BUILT

CLOSED

2247 2420 1556 1690 1394

1999 2008 1957 1964 1958

01-28-13 01-24-13 01-24-13 01-24-13 01-22-13

NEWARK | TOTAL SALES: 05 Highest $: 480,000 Median $: Lowest $: 360,000 Average $: ADDRESS

1958 1971 1993 1981

405,000 420,500

SQFT

BUILT

CLOSED

2331 1572 1780 1654 1627

2001 1969 1979 1976 1991

01-09-13 01-09-13 01-09-13 01-07-13 01-07-13

SAN LEANDRO | TOTAL SALES: 14 Highest $: 550,000 Median $: 310,000 Lowest $: 132,000 Average $: 308,429 ADDRESS

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2456 Belvedere Avenue 1672 Brookside Drive 565 Fortuna Avenue 705 Matoza Lane 1493 Navy Street 1295 143rd Avenue #1 2135 Altamont Road 14835 East 14th Street #2 14101 East 14th Street #304 834 Lasuen Drive 14415 Pansy Street 1594 Thrush Avenue 15446 Andover Street 14390 Wiley Street

94577 94577 94577 94577 94577 94578 94578 94578 94578 94578 94578 94578 94579 94579

SOLD FOR BDS

299,000 310,000 527,000 550,000 325,000 150,000 200,000 132,000 155,000 365,000 360,000 205,000 390,000 350,000

3 3 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 2 3 3

SQFT

BUILT

CLOSED

1740 950 2211 2207 1020 1102 800 958 1000 1466 1481 956 1419 1096

1972 1942 1939 2002 1942 1981 1940 1997 1986 1953 1928 1920 1958 1952

01-09-13 01-08-13 01-10-13 01-09-13 01-07-13 01-07-13 01-11-13 01-09-13 01-07-13 01-10-13 01-09-13 01-08-13 01-07-13 01-11-13

SAN LORENZO | TOTAL SALES: 07 Highest $: 380,000 Median $: 315,000 Lowest $: 250,000 Average $: 312,857 ADDRESS

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15515 Usher Street 16153 Via Descanso 17321 Via Julia 17446 Via Julia 17040 Via Pasatiempo 669 Via Potrero 15763 Via Regio

94580 94580 94580 94580 94580 94580 94580

SOLD FOR BDS

260,000 250,000 380,000 360,000 305,000 315,000 320,000

2 3 3 3 3 3 3

SQFT

BUILT

CLOSED

1054 1480 1431 1391 1068 1434 986

1946 1944 1961 1952 1947 1947 1944

01-08-13 01-07-13 01-07-13 01-07-13 01-09-13 01-11-13 01-10-13

UNION CITY | TOTAL SALES: 05 Highest $: 885,000 Median $: Lowest $: 335,000 Average $: ADDRESS

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33625 3rd Street 4579 Arce Street 33033 Calistoga Street 32531 Jacklynn Drive 34794 Klondike Court

94587 94587 94587 94587 94587

SOLD FOR BDS

335,000 885,000 448,000 425,000 510,000

3 4 5 3 4

448,000 520,600

SQFT

BUILT

CLOSED

1183 3854 1901 1662 1881

1960 2007 1980 1974 2000

01-09-13 01-08-13 01-10-13 01-10-13 01-08-13

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he New Haven Schools Foundation raised more than $22,000 at their 2nd Annual Casino Night, “On a Mississippi Riverboat,” a fundraising event that drew an excited crowd to the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church. Event proceeds will help the New Haven Schools Foundation continue their support for students in the New Haven Unified School District. The evening began with live performances by the James Logan Jazz Ensemble and Show Choir. Guests were treated to the excellent taste of Southern style cuisine by Chef Tom Stevenin of Catering by Tom, with coffees and teas provided by Paddy’s Coffee. A seriously fun poker tournament and other gaming tables were full of lively action all evening as guests vied for the opportunity to take home one of three casino prizes: a 42-inch flat-screen tele-

National Parks-Sequestration has obtained a National Park Service memo that compiles a list of potential effects at the nation’s most beautiful and historic places just as spring vacation season begins. “We’re planning for this to happen and hoping that it doesn’t,’’ said Park Service spokesman Jeffrey Olson, who confirmed that the list is authentic and represents cuts the department is considering. Park Service Director Jon Jarvis last month asked superintendents to show by Feb. 11 how they would absorb the 5 percent funding cuts. The memo includes some of those decisions. While not all 398 parks had submitted plans by the time the memo was written, a pattern of deep slashes that could harm resources and provide fewer protections for visitors has emerged. In Yosemite National Park in California, for example, park administrators fear that less frequent trash pickup would potentially attract bears into campgrounds. The cuts will be challenging considering they would be implemented over the next seven months – peak season for national parks. That’s especially true in Yellowstone, where the summertime crush of millions of visitors in cars and RVs dwarfs those who venture into the park on snowmobiles during the winter. More than 3 million people typically visit Yellowstone between May and September, 10 times as many as the park gets the rest of the year. “This is a big, complex park, and we provide a lot of services that people don’t realize,’’ Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash said. ``They don’t realize we’re also the water and wastewater treatment operators and that it’s our job to patch potholes, for heaven’s sake.’’ The memo says that in anticipation of the cuts, a hiring freeze is in place and the furloughing of permanent staff is on the table. “Clear patterns are starting to emerge,’’ the memo said. ``In general, parks have very limited finan-

vision donated by Tri-CED Community Recycling, a Big Green Egg barbeque grill donated by Dale Hardware, and a Kindle HD Fire donated by New Haven Teachers Association and Best Buy. Auctioneered by Hayward City Council Member Francisco Zermeño, the live auction generated spirited bidding that helped raise more than $4,400. Live auction prizes included premium San Francisco Giants tickets donated by Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley; two round-trip airfares to Hawaii donated by Mango Tours; and a luxury suite at an Oakland A’s game donated by Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle. Silent auction items were many and varied and at the end of the enchanted evening, lucky guests came away with their desired items and prizes. Foundation President Cindy O’Brien thanked event sponsors OfficeMax of Union City, Too Much Fun Club, Inc., Washington Hospital, Blommer Chocolates, Mission Linens, the New Haven Teachers Association, Paddy’s Coffee

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House, and Tri-CED Community Recycling, as well as the New Haven Unified School District. She extends a big thank you to James Logan High School’s Interact club, led by student organizer Nicolette Yee for set-up duty, Boy Scout Venture Crew 186 led by New Haven teacher Kathy Mabie, for bussing and clean-up and T.G.I. Friday’s of Union City for donating two managers as VIP servers. Mrs. O’Brien noted: “Without the dedication of Rebecca Venable and her planning committee, Charmaine Banther, Cheryl Kuhlmann, Eileen Riener, Bridget Russell, Vicki Ballard, Lisa Cogar, and Foundation Executive Director, Barbara Aro-Valle, this event would not be possible.” As one guest remarked at the closing of the event, “This was so much fun, I look forward to next year.” With that sentiment in mind, the Foundation wishes to thank everyone who attended for their support of this annual event. We hope everyone will join us again next year!

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nia State University system, first at San Francisco and then at Hayward, where he was founding director of the Counseling Center. In 1986 he received a Meritorious Performance faculty award. He retired as Professor Emeritus of Psychology in 1989. A licensed psychologist, he was co-founder of the Alameda County Psychological Association, serving as its president in 1978. He received a Distinguished Service Award from the organization in

1979. He was also one of the original lifetime members of the American Counseling Association. Dr. Strong was a pioneer in the application of biofeedback with superior athletes through the use of the "fine tuning model" which he developed. He worked with Olympic level athletes in the area of sports medicine and served as consultant to the Olympic Development Committee for Women's Track and Field and Synchronized Swimming for 12 years. He was a member of the National Association of Sports Psychologists. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a First Lieutenant in the Air force Medical Service Corps. As a youth he was an avid basketball player, lettering in the sport both in high school and in college. In later years he was also a member of the National Train Collectors Association. Dr. Strong lived in Fremont the past 50 years. A ruling elder at Centerville Presbyterian Church and a member there since 1963, he served for many years in the Presbytery of San Francisco on various committees. He is survived by his wife Shirley of Fremont, daughters Becky Strong of Chico and Kathy Strong of Walnut Creek, sister Marilyn Flint of Newfane, New York. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, on Sunday, February 24th at West Point Community Covenant Church, 22264 California 26, West Point, CA. Burial will follow at West Point Cemetery. There will also be a 2:00 PM Memorial service Saturday, March 2nd held at Centerville Presbyterian Church, 4360 Central Avenue. Fremont. Memorial contributions may be made to Centerville Presbyterian Church.

What kids learn from chores SUBMITTED BY DR. JAMES G. WELLBORN Like so many parental expectations and requirements, getting your kid in the habit of doing chores will help prepare them for the real world (if you can ever get them to move out). Here are some of the benefits kids derive from assigned chores. Responsibility (or “I’m not your maid.”) When you make a mess you are obligated to clean it up. The most straightforward reason your kid needs to do chores is to drive the point home that he is responsible for his actions in the world (and the messes he makes).

Personal Obligation (or “You helped create this mess now get up and help clean it up!”) When you live with other people, you’re obliged to contribute to the general upkeep of common living areas. Chores help your kid learn to pull her own weight when it comes to keeping shared spaces clean (so she doesn’t end up moving back home because even her friends consider her a slob). Organization and Prioritizing (or “You had plenty of time to get that room clean. You can just forget about going anywhere till it’s done!”) Chores are unpleasant for most kids. Unfortunately, life is filled with unpleasant but necessary tasks. Chores provide the

chance for your kid to practice making time for necessary evils like routine maintenance in their schedule of otherwise fun or meaningful activities. This helps them learn how to plan, organize, prioritize and suffer. Sensitivity for others (or “Just because it doesn’t bother you to wallow in filth doesn’t mean I’m going to live in a pig sty!”) It isn’t crucial that things be straightened or cleaned. Exposure to germs and disease can help build the immune system (if it doesn’t kill you first). But, there are some things you do because it is important to someone else (like, say, a spouse or the health department). Chores provide your kids with a clear message

that the world doesn’t revolve around them and they need to take others’ feelings and sensibilities into consideration. Pride in a job well done (or “You call that done? Get back in there and finish cleaning that room.”) It is important to take pride in even the most insignificant tasks. Chores help your kids learn that every task, however base, is an opportunity to work their hardest and do their best. (The expression on their face when you feed them this line is priceless.) Self-sufficiency (or “Why do I have to tell you every single time to replace the trash bag after you take out the trash?”) OK, this reason really isn’t that important.

If your kid needs a lot of practice before he can skillfully take out the trash or sweep the floor, you have much bigger challenges than getting chores done. Like so many time-honored parental expectations, household chores have a value more significant than the practical issue of household maintenance. That said, what is the most important reason kids should do chores? Because you said so, of course. Dr. James G. Wellborn is a clinical psychologist and author of the book Raising Teens in the 21st Century: A Practical Guide to Effective Parenting. Visit www.DrJamesWellborn.com.


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Government Briefs City Council summaries do not include all business transacted at the noted meetings. These outlines represent selected topics and actions. For a full description of agendas, decisions and discussion, please consult the website of the city of interest: Fremont (www.fremont.gov), Hayward (www.hayward-ca.gov), Milpitas (www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov), Newark (www.ci.newark.ca.us), Union City (www.ci.union-city.ca.us).

Fremont City Council February 19, 2013

Public Art proposed at the corner of Stevenson Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway. Although the Art Commission and Staff have worked on this for many months, Staff recommended against the pro-

Consent: Approve Police Department fire alarm upgrade and award contract to Tri-Signal Integration, Inc. in the amount of $142,943. Authorize agreement with BART and Union Pacific Railroad for Niles Blvd. bridge replacement project. General Plan Amendment Open Space text amendment postponed until March 5, 2013. Authorize memorandum of understanding with Alameda County for health care services reimbursement of FY 2012/13 expenses. Amend civil penalties schedule Public Art proposed at the corner of Stevenson Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway. Ceremonial Items: Song presentation in honor of posal since almost all available funds would be used. Chinese New Year by Ms. DeDe Du’s second grade Members of the Art Commission argued that much Mandarin Immersion Class (Azevada Elementary work had already been done with approval of Staff, School)

Roundtable for Asian-American students and young professionals SUBMITTED BY SARAH HERSH U.S. Representatives Mike Honda and Ami Bera headlined a roundtable event February 19 for South Bay Asian-American students and young professionals. The event included remarks from and a discussion with Representatives Honda and Bera, and featured local leaders in the Asian-American community, including Fremont Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan, Fremont Councilman Raj Salwan, San José Councilman Ash Kalra, and Cupertino Vice Mayor Gilbert Wong. “The roundtable discussion sparked an important conversation on political participation and leadership among young Asian-American members of our community,” said Congressman Mike Honda. “We spoke about many key issues at the event, from creating jobs to improving our schools. I’m honored to share my experiences as a Member of Congress, a former science teacher and a former Peace Corps member with this group of young people, and challenge them to engage with our community for positive change.” “I left the event with a renewed sense of optimism – thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of the participants,” said San José Councilman Ash Kalra. “I look forward to continuing the conversations started here and appreciate the guidance offered by Reps. Honda and Bera to our community’s young people.”

Hayward Hearing on Red Light Camera Proposal Delayed The Hayward Police Dept. postponed its scheduled presentation of a new contract proposal for photo enforcement of red light violations to the City Council until Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 pm at City Hall.

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Crowdfunding platform supports community projects SUBMITTED BY SHERRY HARWIN

Song presentation in honor of Chinese New Year by Ms. DeDe Du’s second grade Mandarin Immersion Class (Azevada Elementary School)

Proclaim February 23 as Rotary Day Items pulled from Consent Calendar: Beard Road decision combined with Gateway Planned District decision under Scheduled Items Consider dissolution and reassignment of Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) duties to Planning Commission. Dissolution was opposed by HARB board members and citizens as a buffer for historic preservation and necessary to maintain vigilance of historic resources. Although meetings have been limited in the recent past, there is much work to be done to maintain an inventory of historic homes and as the economy improves, more decisions will be necessary. (3-2 to retain HARB; Natarajan, Bacon, Chan to retain; Harrison, Salwan for dissolution) Scheduled Items: Form a planned district and rezone 4.6 acre site for 63 new detached residential units at 34044, 3800 & 3858 Beard Road. Developer indicated that all conditions set by the Planning Commission had been set and the development proposed is at the low end of allowable density and height restrictions, many neighbors opposed the design and cited problems with parking, traffic and area crime. It was decided to defer this item and ask the developer to work with Staff to rework the proposal with attention to density, small lot guidelines and intensity. (Defer 5-0)

an internationally acclaimed artist was involved and funding for additional art in the Downtown area would be raised through additional development. Council approved the art consisting of six large stainless steel rings of large proportion and relocation of existing Gladys Williamson Memorial plus investigate additional improvements to the site. (Approve: 5-0) Other Business: Prepare Warm Springs Community Plan and Environmental Impact Project Description. Discussion of map prepared as a discussion piece that outlines possible residential development. Council comments were critical of using the style of map initially since it defined development areas in a confusing manner. (Salwan – recuse) Council Referrals: Appoint Chui-Wa Ripple Leung to Planning Commission (5-0) Mayor Bill Harrison Aye (except nays as noted above) Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Aye Suzanne Lee Chan Aye Vinnie Bacon Aye Raj Salwan Aye (except nays and recusal as noted above)

Bill to close tax loophole SUBMITTED BY JEFF BARBOSA Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) introduced legislation on February 19, 2013 to prevent a tax loophole that allows companies to take a tax deduction when a court holds them liable for punitive damages. “No corporation should receive a tax deduction after a court has found it liable for committing an egregious act,” said Wieckowski, chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. “The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the worst behavior by irresponsible corporations. This bill will make sure we don’t give tax breaks for violating the law.”

Currently, California’s tax code allows businesses to take a tax deduction when a court holds them liable for punitive damages. This undermines the very purpose of penalizing companies who violated the law and have been proven by clear and convincing evidence in court to be in the wrong. “You don’t reward a child for bad behavior, so why should we reward the worst kind of wrongdoing?” Wieckowski asks. “Common sense says this practice must be eliminated.” A similar bill was introduced in the last session but failed to receive the necessary two-thirds vote for approval despite overwhelming support from Democrats.

As organizations involved with community-oriented projects around the country optimistically approach the new year, continued and unprecedented shortages in funding are an unfortunate reality of the community support arena. Crowdfunding with FundaGeek represents an excellent opportunity to supplement current funding sources for community support organizations. The FundaGeek Community Support Portal site www.fundageek.com/community is devoted to assisting organizations secure funding for a broad variety of projects. Community support is by definition a broad area of fund raising that involves projects with a focus on helping whole communities, specific groups within communities, as well as individuals living in communities. FundaGeek can be used as a resource to help push forward important innovative projects. FundaGeek’s CEO and Co-Founder Daniel D. Gutierrez says, “Community support is a very important beneficiary of the crowdfunding ecosystem. Community support budgets are being slashed constantly and important community focused projects need new funding options. With FundaGeek, we provide a new vehicle for funding community projects.” Unlike most crowdfunding sites that use the “all or nothing” funding model where funding is provided only if the goal amount is met, FundaGeek views projects very differently. Organizations get whatever funding the project has attracted by the end of the campaign. We encourage the organizations to resubmit the project for a continued and on-going source of funding. There are no up-front fees to use FundaGeek. For more information, visit www.fundageek.com.

Fidelity/HOPE project SUBMITTED BY LUCY GREZDO Fidelity National Title and Help Other People Eat (HOPE) are partnering to raise food donations in the Fremont area. The Fidelity/HOPE Project aims to help people with groceries every month, not just during the Christmas season. More than 50 million Americans suffer hunger. That is 1 in 6 of the population, including 1 in 5 children. The annual cost of hunger to American society is estimated at $90 billion. In fact, it would cost only between $10 billion and $12 billion each year to virtually end hunger. Food donations (canned and dry food only) may be left at Fidelity National Title Company, 39141 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100, Fremont. Those in need of groceries should visit Larkey Park, Buena Vista and First Avenue, Walnut Creek on the first Saturday of each month between 9a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information about this food drive, contact Lucy Grezdo at (510) 610-4330 or lucy.grezdo@fnf.com or Terry Thiel at (510) 828-2200 or terry.thiel@fnf.com. For more about HOPE, visit www.facebook.com/supporthope


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BY: FRANK TOBE This seems to be the year when robotics is taking center stage. Just check the TV ads of Verizon, GE, Kia, etc. And listen to comedians Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and David Letterman. Heated dialogue about drones and future UAVs is in the news. Robotics appears to have hit critical mass: toys, therapy robots, coworkers, lower cost industrial robots,

SUBMITTED BY MUSIC FOR MINORS II site visitors can selectively look at any single category, e.g., start-up companies - try it out. Recent robotic developments include: Oshkosh and Lockheed are capitalizing on demand For military AGVs… The Oshkosh TerraMax UGV is capable of tele-operations, being a leader or follower, and fully autonomous operation. The Marine Corps are evaluating it as part of their Cargo UGV initiative. Lockheed Martin’s SMSSs (squad mission support systems) are rolling off the line for deployment in Afghanistan after winning the Army Project Workhorse competition. The SMSS has the capability to be remotely operated via satellite link. It can also carry 1,100 pounds of cargo and serve as a remote surveillance unit. Is this the cheapest floor robot? O-Duster is an O-Cedar product from Channell Chemical Company, a division of the Freudenberg Group, a German conglomerate. The O-Duster has an auto-navigation feature and mops an area similar to the way other robotic vacuums do. The O-Duster

go-fers, kiosks, remote-presence, surveillance devices, agriculture robots, etc. All are demanding our attention front and center. Last year’s acquisitions (e.g., Kiva Systems, Schilling, Aquabotics) and partnerships (e.g., Schulumberger and Liquid Robotics) portend that the money side of the industry is likely to do well too. The Robot Report’s year-end Robo-Stox(TM) recap of how robot industry stocks performed is an example. Finally, the global map of robot makers has a filtering option so that

BY: SUZANNE LYNCH Ever wonder about the origins and history of the Warm Springs District of Fremont? Want to know about a local ghost town? Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Find out in Warm Springs, Fremont. Local historian and TriCity Voice columnist, Philip Holmes and Patricia Wipfli Schaffarczyk from the Museum of Local History in Fremont have assembled images to tell the story of the once-tiny village of Warm Springs and nearby Drawbridge. New to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Warm Springs, Fremont. This pictorial history boasts more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped their community. The land area of Warm Springs and the warm bubbling waters for

will be available at U.S. retailers including HEB, Publix, ShopRite, Target, Wal-Mart and Winn Dixie for $39.99. Electrostatic pad refills are available in packs of 20 for $8.99. Open Source Vet Simulation Center Dental students have robotic simulators, med students and surgeons have theirs too, and now Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has one. They have a simulation center with two fully equipped exam rooms, two rooms for live video-feed observation and debriefing, and two robotic pets - a dog and a cat. Cor-

nell’s Dr. Dan Fletcher says, “Through the use of these new facilities we can enhance CPR scenarios and can simulate a slew of other conditions.” Using open source hardware and software, Fletcher and his team developed their system and share it with other universities and veterinary centers. GE and Verizon Advertise using robots Verizon TV advertisements feature VGo Communications mobile telepresence robots streaming large amounts of data through their 4G LTE network. One ad shows a young home-bound student remotely attending and participating in a class; the other shows how kids, far away from the ocean, participated in a field trip to an ocean aquarium. GE’s TV ads feature a variety of brilliant machines (robots and smart jet engines) for transforming the way we work. $100 million P-P-P suggestion for healthcare robotics Op-ed piece suggesting $100 million be invested in developing eldercare robot similar to the robot in the movie “Robot & Frank.” EU is already funding a similar project called Companionable with their robot named Hector. If America doesn’t lead in robotics, they will continue to be a buyer of robots made in Germany and Japan. America launched the industrial robotics industry but all but one of the major robot manufacturers are offshore. $100 million invested in a public-private-partnership to develop, design, engineer, manufacture and market home health and elder care robots could change that dynamic. Leap Motion gets $30 million for new Kinect-like device A hot new Leap Motion Kinectlike product gets another $30 million (bringing the total to $44 million). Leap Motion controller senses individual hand and finger movements so you can interact directly with your computer. Device covers range of 8 cubic feet of 3D interaction space. The expected sales price is $70; available in the spring. Bye, bye mice. Additional news and information is available at www.therobotreport.com

It’s an event NOT to be missed! Celebrate 25 years of music, magic and memories. An elegant dinner, a magical night of entertainment by the inspiring children we serve, favorite exciting artists, and fascinating local acts; silent and live auction, and dancing! Proceeds will support & expand Music for Minors II music education programs in local school districts and the East Bay area. Music for Minors II Benefit Gala Friday, Mar 15 6:30 p.m. -11:00 p.m. Marriott Fremont 46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont (510) 733-1189 www.musicforminors2.org musicforminors2@gmail.com Tickets: $55 per person or $500 for a table of 10. Purchase online, by phone, or email

SUBMITTED BY LEAGUE OF VOLUNTEERS The League of Volunteers - LOV will be awarding two $250 scholarships in fine arts & photography and a $500 music scholarship to graduating high school students who are residents of Fremont, Newark or Union City. These included the Dan and Marie Archer Scholarships for painting or drawing and for photography, and the Fred Jueneman/Newark Arts Council Scholarship for music. The deadline for applications for these scholarships is Monday, April 22. Music applicants will be required to audition Saturday morning, May 4th. The Dan and Marie Archer Scholarships applicants must submit three finished products with the application. Applications were sent to all schools. They are also available at the LOV Community Service Center, 36120 Ruschin Drive, Newark – in the former Ruschin School. For more information on criteria for these scholarships, or to receive an application call LOV at 793-5683.

which it was named slope from just below Mission Peak to the southern part of the San Francisco Bay. Native Americans established early settlements near the springs. Rancho Agua Caliente defined the borders of the hamlet of Harrisburg, later named Warm Springs. The Warm Springs Health Resort on this land was known worldwide in the 1850s. In 1869, Gov. Leland Stanford purchased the resort area as a private estate that his brother Josiah developed into a famous winery. Henry Curtner farmed large tracts of land planted in wheat, barley and grapes. Products were shipped from Dixon and Warm Springs Landings to the large markets in San Francisco. The town of Drawbridge was established off its shores as

a sportsman’s haven and is now a ghost town. A Portuguese festival drew 10,000 people in 1935. The popular Weibel Winery and Hidden Valley Dude Ranch were established just after World War II. This book includes images of Ohlone, Explorers, Missions, and Ranchos, the Warm Springs Resort, Landings, Wine Country, and Settlements, Leland Stanford’s legacy and our very own Ghost Town in the Bay Warm Springs, Fremont is available now at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com. Warm Springs, Fremont By Philip Holmes, Patricia Wipfli Schaffarczyk Images of America series Price: $21.99 128 pages/ softcover Available: March 4, 2013


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Fremont Police Log male and a 37 year old adult male, both Oakland residents. Both later admitted their involvement. Residential Burglaries: Officers responded to a residential burglary attempt that occurred on Ursa Drive. The attempt occurred sometime of the weekend. Several screens were removed and damaged. A neighbor may have scared the suspects away. #028 Officers were dispatched to a residential burglary, 3300 block of Lacock Pl., that occurred over the weekend. Jewelry, a television and a silver 2006 BMW 325i (license plate 6GGA126) were taken. At approximately 4:35 p.m. officers were dispatched to a residential burglary that had just occurred at 4400 block of Calypso Tr. The suspects had initially been located inside the house by the homeowner. The homeowners unlocked the front door and saw a suspect standing on the second floor of the home, they fled to the neighbors house and called 9-1-1. As they called the police, they watched the suspects run behind them and jump into a waiting car (a dark blue or black early 2000 model Audi A6). The first suspect got into the driver’s seat and a second suspect carrying some kind of bag (likely a pillow case) jumped into the passenger seat. The vehicle drove west on Calypso Tr. and then headed east towards Ozark River Way. Several neighbors had witnessed the suspicious vehicle and gave officers more specific identifying information. These suspects may be related to a second burglary that occurred on Riverbend Tr. between 2:00 - 2:40 p.m. Suspect 1- black male adult, approximately 6’ tall and 200 lbs. Wearing a hoody Suspect 2- black male adult, approximately 6’ tall and 200 lbs, wearing a baseball hat Vehicle - Early 2000’s dark blue or black Audi A6 Officers were dispatched to a residential burglary that occurred sometime between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at 3800 block of Riverbend Tr. Surveillance at the home was available for officers to view and follow up on. The video shows two black male adults enter the backyard at about 2 p.m. One male enters the home via the second floor bedroom window and spends more than 20 minutes inside the home. Loss was currency. The males are a similar description to the ones identified in the Calypso Tr. case. Officers were dispatched to a residential burglary - 34337 Eucalyptus Ter - that occurred between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. A pry tool was used to remove a window from its track and the home was ransacked. Loss was jewelry. This burglary occurred between the same time as the two noted above Ofcr Allsup is investigating and following up on a residential burglary where the home was ransacked on Country Drive. February 20 Residential Burglaries: At approximately 10:55 p.m., a citizen called to report an “inprogress” residential burglary at his neighbor’s house on the 37000 block of Tacchella Wy. The neighbor approached the suspect who fled into the neighborhood. Officers quickly responded to the scene and learned that the incident occurred approx. 30 minutes prior to police being notified. Investigation revealed that the suspect unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry into the residence. Ofc. Foster investigated the incident. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: BMA, 18-20 yrs, medium build, short hair, dark grey jogging suit. At approximately 12:20 p.m. a hysterical elderly woman called to report an unknown man in her home on the 100 block of Black Mountain Cir. Officers made an emergency response to the location and quickly established a perimeter. Officers were able to contact the woman and safely evacuate her from the residence. Officers confirmed that there was an attempted burglary at the residence. The area was checked, but the suspect was not located. A tip from the community was obtained and follow up is being conducted. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: BMA, 20-30 yrs, 5’11” skinny build. Officers were dispatched to a residential burglary on the 1700 block of Ponca Ct. Homeowner answers the door and is contacted by unknown male who convinces him to come outside to talk. During the conversa-

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tion, an unknown suspect burglarized the residence. Loss included cash and misc. jewelry. Sometime during the day, unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry into a residence on Adams Ave, by removing a window screen. The suspects opened the window, but were likely scared off by a large family dog! Hopefully the dog got a treat! Officers were dispatched to a residential burglary that occurred on the 38800 of Godfrey Pl during the day. Unknown suspects entered through a window and removed jewelry, electronic devices and other various items from the house. At approximately 5:50 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 5300 block of Curtis Street to take a burglary report. Sometime during the afternoon, unknown suspects forced entry into the home via a rear door. A television, DVD’s, electronic devices, art, and other various items were taken. At approximately 9:30 p.m. officer Valdes took a residential burglary report on the 48400 block of Flagstaff Pl. Sometime during the day unknown suspects forced entry via a rear door. Loss was jewelry and a tablet. Ofcr Allsup’s residential burglary investigation from 02/19 on Country Drive, resulted in her coordinating a probation search. Mid shift officers and Sgt. Fowlie encountered several uncooperative family members and the primary suspect (a juvenile). Loss was recovered and the juvenile was arrested for residential burglary and taken to Juvenile Hall. February 21 At approximately 7 p.m., the Fremont Police Department responded to the area of Ardenwood Blvd north of Paseo Padre Pkwy on a report of an injury collision involving four vehicles, one of which had rolled over. The Fremont Fire Department also responded to the scene. During the preliminary investigation, officers at the scene learned that a blue 1995 Toyota pickup truck had caused the collision. The Toyota had travelled the wrong way on Ardenwood Blvd; it was travelling northbound in the southbound lanes, north of Paseo Padre Pkwy. During this time, the Toyota collided headon with a red 2002 Honda Odyssey mini van, which was travelling southbound on Ardenwood Blvd. The initial impact caused the Honda to collide with a tractor-trailer combination (big rig) which was travelling southbound on Ardenwood Blvd. The Toyota then collided with a red 2004 Ford Explorer, also travelling southbound Ardenwood Blvd. The Toyota rolled over and came to rest on its roof. The driver of the Toyota, sustained injuries to his left arm and was transported with his passenger to Eden Hospital. The driver was subsequently arrested for felony drunk driving. The driver and passengers of the Honda also sustained injuries and were transported to Eden and San Jose Medical Center. One of the passengers of the Honda, a 76 year old female suffered major injuries and was listed in critical condition at San Jose Medical Center. The driver and passengers of Ford suffered minor injuries and were taken to Washington Hospital in Fremont. The driver of the big rig was uninjured. The Toyota had various pool cleaning chemicals as cargo and some had spilled onto the roadway as a result of the roll over. FFD Hazmat personnel responded to the scene to neutralize the chemicals and clean up was conducted. Ardenwood Blvd between Paseo Padre Pkwy and the Union City border was closed to traffic and was reopened at approx 3 a.m. (2/22/13) Anyone who may have witnessed events related to the collision may contact Officer Ryan Spear #11865 of the Fremont Police Department Traffic Unit at (510) 790 6760 or (510) 790 6800 ext 11865. February 22 A five year old boy fell from the second floor of a room at the Islander Motel. The boy fell approximately 12 feet to the ground. Preliminary investigation revealed that the boy was playing on the bed and fell through the window. The boy was not severely injured but was transported to Children’s Hospital in Oakland as a precaution.

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Newark Police Log Officers responded to a traffic collision at 7:01 p.m. where a vehicle went off road, through a City fence and ended up in the marshlands near Kiote Dr.Officer Smith ended up arresting the driver, Andrea Moreno of Redwood City for DUI and the passenger, Eleana Garcia of Redwood City for public intoxication. Both were booked at FPD Jail and the City Yard was notified of the damage. At 7:56 p.m., Officer Jackman investigated a robbery that just occurred at Motel 6 where the victim was robbed of cash after having been bound and gagged with duct tape inside of one of the rooms.The victim was able to free himself and run to the lobby to call Police. The suspects were described as two black male adults in their 20s, both armed with handguns. The suspects were last seen driving out of the Motel in a dark colored Cadillac Escalade. February 18 At 9:34 a.m., Officer Ramos investigated a stolen vehicle from the Fremont Dodge dealership at 39639 Balentine Dr. The vehicle was stolen during a test drive. The suspect presented a driver license and requested a test drive. The sales staff had already started the vehicle and was taking the DL inside to make a copy when the suspect fled. The vehicle, a 2013 Dodge SRT8 Superbee was entered into the stolen vehicle database. Officer Rodgers accepted a Citizen’s Arrest at 9:18 p.m. from the Mi Pueblo Store on Newark Blvd of Jenny Aguilar, Fremont for shoplifting. Aguilar was booked at the Fremont Jail. At 12:55 a.m., Officer K. Eriksen investigated an attempted commercial burglary at the Saigon Restaurant, 35219-A Newark Blvd. The alarm was tripped at 12:28 a.m. The owner arrived and found the suspects had tried to pry the rear door open; no entry into the business was made. The suspects also damaged the outside video surveillance camera. Officer Norvell responded at 1:15 a.m. to a call of a disturbance at a residence in the 7400 block of Wells Avenue. Alex Yanez of Newark was arrested for felony domestic violence. An Emergency Protective Order was granted by a judge protecting the victim.Yanez was booked at Santa Rita Jail.

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February 19 At 7:09 p.m.,Officer Norvell investigated a residential burglary in the 36700 block of Burdick St.Suspect/s entered the residence through a side window between 1000 hours and 1900 hours.The residence was partially ransacked. At this time the loss is a PSP gaming device and a pair of Oakley sunglasses. February 20 At 9:19 p.m., Officer Rodgers investigated a stolen auto from the 6300 block of Thornton Ave. The vehicle was taken between 1500 hours and 1930 hours. The vehicle is a green 2009 Hyundai Sonata, 4 door, CA lic.# 6EPY721. February 21 Officer Revay arrested Robert Maldonado at 7:30 a.m. for Violation of a Court Order, and Defrauding an Inn keeper. Robert, who is restrained from IHOP, was located inside the restaurant ordering breakfast. The order was placed yet Robert had no money to pay the $19 bill. Robert was arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail. Officer Clark investigated a Domestic Violence case in the 8100 block of Merion St. at 9:31 a.m. The victim and her husband were involved in a physical altercation causing injury to the victim. The suspect fled the scene prior to Officer Clark responding. The victim in this case requested prosecution and the case is being forwarded to the district attorney’s office. At 11:47 p.m., Officer Rodgers responded to a residence in the 6900 block of Dairy Avenue to investigate a vehicle accident. Based on statements obtained at the scene, this incident was determined to be a deliberate act. The suspect vehicle was located at the Bridgeport Apartment complex along with the female suspect. The suspect located her husband getting into a car with another female in the parking lot of the Good Times Lounge and she decided to give chase in an effort to confront her husband. The suspect struck the victim vehicle, causing it to collide with a parked car and she fled the scene. The suspect responded to NPD and provided a statement. Officer Rodgers arrested the suspect, Estella Pinto of Newark for assault with a deadly weapon and

domestic violence. The male was later located in East Palo Alto after he initially left the scene (he was extremely uncooperative). The female injured in the collision was admitted to Eden Hospital with an injury to her leg. Officer Rodgers and Sandoval are still in the process of investigating this incident. February 22 Earlier in the week, Officer Ramos investigated a vehicle theft from the Dodge dealership in Newark where a suspect stole a new vehicle during a test drive.The vehicle was later recovered in the Los Angeles area. Officer Ramos learned today that it appears that the same suspect had later committed a residential burglary and stole another vehicle in the same area. The suspect was located in the Long Beach area and fatally wounded during a pursuit and subsequent confrontation with Long Beach PD Officers.Officer Ramos is continuing his investigation with Detectives from LBPD. NPD officers responded to a noninjury vehicle collision at 7:26 a.m. near the intersection of Cedar Boulevard and Cedar Court. Upon arrival, Traffic Officer Allum learned that one of the parties was traveling southbound Cedar Boulevard and collided with another vehicle. This caused a chain reaction of events, resulting in both vehicles driving off the road and colliding with objects. Christopher Zamora of Newark was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested at the scene for DUI. Zamora was transported and booked at Fremont Jail. Officer Katz investigated a residential ransack burglary that occurred on Farnham Dr. between 11 a.m. – 6:18 p.m.The loss was jewelry, a coin collection and a 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun. A traffic stop by Officer Jackman on Lafayette Ave. at 10:08 p.m. results in the arrest of Damien Bradley of Oakland for driving under the influence of alcohol. Bradley was booked at Santa Rita Jail. Any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the non-emergency line at 510578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the “silent witness” hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

Union City Police Log SUBMITTED BY UNION CITY POLICE February 14 At 10:55 a.m., a resident on Birmingham Way heard loud knocking at the front door of his home. The resident was upstairs on a business call and he did not answer the knocking at the front door. After the phone call, the resident walked downstairs and saw a subject reaching inside the front door. The suspect was attempting to unlock the security chain keeping the front door from opening. Two suspects fled after the resident yelled at them. The resident described the suspects as two males, approximately 20 years old. The suspects had attempted to kick open the front door after knocking and not receiving any answer. The security chain-lock on the front door prevented the suspects from getting into the residence. No suspects were located by responding officers. February 15 At 2:22 p.m., officers responded to a major injury collision in the area of G Street and 3rd Street. A juvenile riding a motorcycle without a helmet failed to stop at a stop sign. Westbound traffic did not have a stop sign

and the juvenile collided with oncoming traffic. The juvenile was transported to a local trauma center with serious injuries. February 16 Officer Bizieff was flagged down by a passing motorist at 3 p.m. The passing motorist noticed a male run out of the emergency exit of WalMart with merchandise. Officer Bizieff located the male suspect near I-880 and Whipple Road crouched down, opening packages. The male had a pocket knife in one hand and what looked like a machete in the other hand. The suspect dropped the weapons as Officer Bizieff contacted him. Officer Bizieff was able to confirm the suspect was in possession of multiple items of stolen property. The suspect was arrested for burglary and transported to jail. At 9:01 p.m., neighbors reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway of a vacant home on Marsten Avenue. Officer Padilla arrived and contacted multiple males sitting inside of the vehicle in the driveway. One of the males had a loaded Smith and Wesson revolver in

his waistband. The male was arrested without incident and the firearm was booked into evidence. Another firearm was taken off the streets thanks to residents reporting this suspicious vehicle. February 19 At 5:30 p.m., a resident came home to an address on Brier Street. The resident heard what sounded like glass breaking, and he called the Union City Police Department. Officers arrived and searched the interior of the residence. No suspects were located inside the home. A glass door on the ground floor appeared to be the entry point for the suspects. Officers located some of the victim’s property discarded along a neighboring fence. It appeared the suspects fled and discarded stolen property when they realized the resident returned home. The suspects stole a loaded semiautomatic pistol from the residence. No suspects were seen in the area by neighbors or responding officers

Fraud scam alert SUBMITTED BY OFFICER A. QURESHI, MILPITAS PD On January 15, 2013, the Milpitas Police Department received a fraud report that occurred by telephone. An unknown female suspect called the victim and stated there was an outstanding loan balance which needed to be paid immediately or the victim would be arrested. The victim was then contacted by someone who identified himself as a law enforcement officer and indicated an arrest would take place on a specific date. The victim was provided with specific instructions about purchasing pre paid visa gift cards to make the payment and to avoid legal action. The victim, out of fear, followed through with the demand sending approximately $3000 worth of pre paid visa cards to later discover the entire incident was a fraudulent scam. The Milpitas Police Department would like to remind you to be aware of these types of scams where money is demanded and arrests are threatened. Individuals posing as Debt Collectors may have a considerable amount of personal information without you providing it to them, including the name of your bank, your Social Security Number, birth date, or other information. Suspects may

try to instill fear in victims or use other means to persuade victims to forward money or personal information. If someone demands payment on a debt or loan that you have a good faith belief you do not owe, send a letter, certified mail, return-receipt, to the debt collector disputing the debt. If you are unfamiliar with the information that is being requested or believe the request to be fraudulent, contact your banking institution and alert them that your account may have been compromised. Carefully review your accounts by contacting your creditors and request available security options. If you believe you may be a victim of fraud or a scam, immediately report it to the police department. The Milpitas Police Department continues to work together with the community and encourage residents and business owners to call the police department with any information on crimes or suspicious activity occurring in Milpitas. Citizens are encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400 or anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_ti p.asp


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Enjoy an evening of delightful and inspiring symphonic music provided free-of-charge, courtesy of the Fremont Bank Foundation, by the Tri-City Area’s 40 musician symphony, the Newark Symphonic Winds directed by Richard Wong. Listen to wonderful arrangements of the Wizard of Oz, ABBA, the Sabre Dance, Porgy and Bess and others. The Montecito Brass will also perform. No tickets are necessary. Spring Concert Saturday, Mar 9 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Newark Memorial High School Theatre 39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 552-7186 www.newarksymphonic.org FREE ADMISSION! Donations welcome

ARTICLE AND PHOTO SUBMITTED BY RICH NEWCOMB Despite unpromising weather conditions early in the week, Friday, February 8 turned out to be an excellent night for Mattos Elementary School’s “star gazing” party. The overcast skies of the previous day had gone, and although the air was cold, the sky was clear and many of the school’s families participated in the annual Astronomy Night. The event kicked off at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation by Dr. Monika Kress of San Jose State University. Dr. Kress impressed the crowd in the multi-purpose room with her discussion of asteroids and “Searching for Meteorites in Antarctica!” As she described them, “Meteorites are free samples of outer-space that have fallen to Earth; they are samples of other worlds.” Her interactive presentation and demonstration fascinated all ages, from preschool through adult.

SUBMITTED BY DR. RAMESH KONDA Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) celebrated Sankranthi festival in a grand style on February 2 by hosting various activities including cooking competitions, art competitions, essay competitions, Ran-

ing dance variations of a telugu song and its corresponding western counterpart. “Nanna – Nuvvu Thatha kabotunnav” – a comedy skit written and directed by Kalyan Kattamuri followed. Kamesh Malla, Shiva Kada and Kalyan performed skit which left audience in stitches with one liners and anecdotes. Kalyan thanked

goli competitions, “Paatala Pallaki” musical concert, speech by Sri Swami Prasannatmananda, On-stage game show, a hilarious comedy skit, dances for songs, and a spectacular fashion show. Over 700 guests attended the glittering event. The decorated auditorium and main stage with multicolor backdrops and colorful kites coupled with traditional outfits by the audience, participants & BATA volunteers reflected a festive atmosphere. Sumanth coordinated cooking competitions and Jayaram Komati and Prasad Vasireddy led the judging team. Rangoli competitions were kicked-off by Vijaya Aasuri and Ramesh Konda. Participants came in traditional outfits to show their talent in making beautiful Rangoli designs within 45 minutes of time given to them evoking nostalgic memories of colorful rangolis in the front yards of villages and towns back in India. Rangoli competitions were coordinated by Karun Veligeti. Art and essay writing competitions for kids, coordinated by Rahul Bulusu, centered on the topic, “What is the quality you admire most in your parents.” Prasad Mangina led “Paatala Pallaki,” a musical concert by the talented local singers. Vijaya Aasuri (BATA Advisor and Cultural Secretary) officially kicked off the evening cultural program by inviting all the kids for “BhogiPallu” in front of the bommalakoluvu. Following the “BhogiPallu”, a prayer song was sung by students of Gamakam Carnatic Music School and then “Guest of Honor” for the evening Swami Prasannatmananda of Vedanta Society of Berkeley delivered a keynote address on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Vivekananda Swamy. A spectacular classical dance ballet performed by the students from Madhuri Kishore Kuchipudi Dance School followed. A unique dance segment performed by over 50 kids and adults from across the bay area showcased contrast-

Narasimha Rao garu for the costumes & makeup that transformed the actors to look like old parents. A big hit last year, Sarada-Saradaga - On stage fun quiz competition followed next in which four teams battled. The close contest was thoroughly enjoyed the audience who were equally involved for the questions unanswered by the teams. The highlight was the final round where the teams had to dance to the tunes that are randomly played. Kevvu Keka team won the close contest in a tie-breaker. The grand finale of the event was “Indhradhanasu” - a spectacular Fashion Show showcasing the grandeur and attire of Indian traditional outfits with over 100 participants of little ones to youngsters. The vibrant & colorful costumes, the choreography, the confident and smiling participants thoroughly mesmerized the audience. Srilu, Sridevi, Deepthi, Kiran and Ratna choreographed the dances and fashion shows. Prize sponsors for the event were Ravi Tax Services (Rangoli), Swagat Indian Cuisine, Peacock Indian Cuisine & Andhra Bhavan Swagat (Super Chef ), Dosa Biryani (Little Chef ) and Shree Jewellers (Kids Art & Essay, Scopus Consulting & Athidhi Indian Cuisine (Sarada Saradaga Quiz). Virijallu, Desi 1170am, and Telugu Times were the media partners of the event. Ramesh Konda, President of BATA, thanked Veeru Vuppala, Prasad Mangina, Karun Veligeti, Srilu, Ravi, Sridevi, Srikar, Jhansi, Shiva, Durga, Deepti, Sirisha, Ratna, Sravanthi, Swathi, Aparna, Chandra, Preeti, and other volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event a grand success. BATA committee consists of: Ramesh Konda (President), Kamesh Malla (Vice President), Kalyan Kattamuri (Secretary), Sirisha Battula (Treasurer), Yaswanth Kudaravalli (Joint Secretary), Vijaya Aasuri (Cultural Secretary), Jyotsna Bendapudi, Sumanth Pusuluri and Kondal Komaragiri.

After hearing about meteorites, everyone was now ready to go look for them with the telescopes. Ten telescopes ranging in size up to a pair of 18-inch reflector scopes afforded spectacular views of the Great Orion Nebula and other distant sights. Some of the sights were so popular that the lines for the telescopes were more than twenty people long. But, thanks to the guidance of the expert telescope operators, everyone was able to see many of the spectacular sights of the universe. As one parent said, “This event gets bigger and better every year!” Mattos was fortunate to have members of the San Jose Astronomical Society in attendance with their huge telescopes and deep night-sky expertise. Mattos is also grateful to parents Keith Alday and Jason Powell, former Mattos parent Richard Hair, Vallejo Mill parent and previous Astronomy Night speaker Todd Rigg-Carriero, Glenmoor parent Michael Barajas, and friends of Mattos, Riley York and Robert Hoffman, all of whom who brought their telescopes and expertise. When families were ready to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and some home-made snacks, they went to the bake sale for a little treat. The bake sale was in the Mattos multi-purpose room along with hands-on activities such as making moon phase models. Several Kennedy High School student volunteers helped with the hands-on activities. Mattos Elementary School is the only school in the Fremont Unified School District with a Science Magnet Program, “Soaring into Science.” Mattos has a dedicated science teacher, a science lab for grades 1 - 6 and has at least three science-related events per year for its students and families. To learn more about the school and its science program, visit: http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/Domain/1173


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There are kids all around you, Kids who will need Someone to hug, Someone to read. Come join us March 1st Your own special way And make this America’s Read to Kids Day. —- Read Across America Poem (NEA) —In recognition of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, “Grab your hat and read with the cat,” (the Cat in the Hat, of course) is the theme of this year’s Read Across America. First held in 1998, the National Education Association (NEA) created Read Across America Day to inspire, excite and motivate kids to enjoy reading as a fun, life-long activity while, at the same time, celebrating the birthday of much beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). This year, Dr. Seuss’s March 2nd birthday falls on a Saturday. Therefore, the official Read Across America Day has been designated as Friday, March 1 so that students across the country can participate with reading-related activities at their schools. It’s commonly known and recognized that children who read

frequently develop stronger reading skills. The more a child reads, the better reader he/she will become, as “practice makes perfect,” and reading becomes the key to unlock imagination, peak curiosity and inspire learning. Parents and teachers are strongly encouraged to become actively involved and share their time by reading aloud to their children and students, not only on this special day, but as an ongoing daily practice. Helping to support the efforts of the NEA this year is Renaissance Dental. “We’re asking children and their parents to brush for two minutes, two times per day plus read for 20 minutes each day,” said Rob Mulligan, president and CEO at Renaissance Dental. “We know that oral health and reading are directly linked to the well-being and success of a child in school.” The unique partnership also will infuse $500,000 to help bring books and toothbrushes to kids in need. To learn more about the link between oral health and literacy, check out http://2min2x.org In our Tri-cities area, quite a few schools will host their own activities for students in celebration of Read Across America/Dr.

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Seuss Day. Here’s a sampling: Fremont: Blacow Elementary students will create a “Favorite Book” bulletin board and have a Pajama Day in recognition of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Gomes will have guest readers, invited by the teachers to read to students. Grimmer will hold a Book Fair, featuring English and Spanish books, with two nighttime story events for the students and their families. Patterson will have a classroom door-decorating contest, displaying favorite books and poems, with prizes awarded to the winners. Newark: Snow Elementary is doing a whole school literacy day for Read Across America Day. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the students and staff will all go out on the blacktop (courtyard) area and read. It is also Snow’s Pajama Day. Graham Elementary’s principal will be dressed in his Cat In The Hat costume, and the school is having a “free” book giveaway for all students. Plus Graham is holding a “Drop Everything and Read,” which is when the bell rings, teachers will swap classrooms and read to the students in other classrooms. Union City: At Searles Elementary, besides reading Dr. Seuss books aloud, the PTC (Parent Teacher Club) will be helping make Dr. Seuss Day a fun event for the kids. PTC parent volunteers will also be handing out chocolate milk to all the students during recess periods. Pioneer Elementary has invited special guests to read their favorite Dr. Seuss book. The upper grade students will also be reading to younger students throughout the day.

SUBMITTED BY MARLENE LEAL The Roving Artists will present their Eighth Showcase of art works from March 1 until March 29 at Mission Coffee Roasting in Fremont. An opening reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. In addition to the variety of watercolor art on display, the Roving Artists will display a special wall group of paintings with a “skyscape” theme featuring a selected painting

Hayward: East Avenue Elementary School in Hayward will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day to promote reading appreciation. Fred Sims, Alameda County Board of Education Member; his wife, Sheila Sims and Rawhide, the San Francisco Bulls Hockey Team mascot, will read aloud with fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. In the afternoon, students will complete an online reading comprehension quiz as part of the “Read the Most from Coast to Coast” nationwide reading event. Sunol: Sunol School is holding reading events throughout the month in support of March Literacy Month. Students will also be responsible for logging the number of minutes they read each night. The top two winners from each class will be invited to a “Minutes for Muffins” snack with Ms. Molleen Barnes, Superintendent/Principal. In addition, students can bring in new or used books (in o.k. condition) that

from each artist. Each artist was challenged to create a skyscape painting which resulted in a wide variety of scenes. This year in addition to watercolor paintings, Maria Romeo will display her oil and acrylic paintings. Members of the Roving Artists include Joan Logan, Judy Anglin, Marlene Leal, Maria Grazia Romeo, Susan Olsen, Brenda DeLuca, Katherine Latson, and Robin Worthington.

they do not want any more and trade them for new books, from a box located near the office. To find out about activities at specific elementary schools in your city, visit these district websites: Fremont: www.fremont.k12.ca.us Hayward: husd.k12.ca.us Milpitas: www.musd.org Newark: www.nusd.ca.schoolloop.com New Haven: www.nhusd.k12.ca.us Sunol: www.sunol.k12.ca.us And, in the words of The Cat in the Hat: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” From: I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss For more ideas or activities to encourage reading at all ages, visit: http://www.nea.org/readacross

Roving Artists Eighth Showcase Mar 1 – 29 Mon-Fri: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat-Sun: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Reception: Sunday, Mar 3 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mission Coffee Roasting 151 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 656-1054


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