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which is why we decided to call the first concert of the season World Tour: Unity to celebrate our 50th season and the diversity and unity of Fremont.” Armed with this new knowledge and the true orchestral voice of Fremont in their minds, Sudmeier and Foster open the season with something the people wanted to see, a one-night-only performance about unity. “The one thing that will heal our world is the celebration of what unifies us. There is nothing quite like joining together to experience the amazing power and incredible beauty in symphonic music, a beauty that demonstrates the true unity of the human spirit,” says Sudmeier. “Hearing music from so many countries all in one concert is a testimony to the fact that we all share the spark of creativity and are indeed one in spirit.” When asked about what drove Sudmeier to pair such unique artists as Hecheng Liu with Hillbarn Theatre’s Ragtime chorus or the beauty of Tchaikovsky, he replied with a smile, “A Chinese prairie song from Outer Mongolia can be surprisingly similar to the emotional brilliance of Italian master Giacomo Puccini. The global human struggles for equality can be represented in the American musical “Ragtime,” and the eternal hope for a time when loving equality is finally realized as expressed in monumental Russian music.” Sudmeier is no stranger to the many different genres of music. From his beginnings as a conductor at Chabot College, Sudmeier has covered the gamut of music knowledge, working not only with symphony orchestra but also with Skywalker Sound, multi-plat-



hen the Fremont Symphony opens its 50th Season on October 19th, there will be more to celebrate than a golden anniversary. It will be a celebration of the diversity of a community that united to save the orchestra they call their own. Throughout the previous year at Fremont Symphony, Resident Conductor and Music Director Gregory Van Sudmeier along with Executive Director Lee Foster took time to meet with the many patrons, schools, donors and diverse community groups of Fremont and listen to what they wanted out of their own professional symphony orchestra. “The 49th season was a year for asking questions and figuring out who we were and determining the relevance of who we wanted to be, and what the community wanted us to be,” says Executive Director Lee Foster. “We continued to ask the community what they were most proud of. We were particularly moved by the answers that we heard, one being this idea of unity. Time after time people told us how diverse Fremont truly is. It was always said with such a sense of pride,

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BY MEDHA RAMAN The spirit of India is expressed year round in festivals as diverse as the country’s landscapes and as lively as its people. While several cultures around the world have fall celebrations this time of year, people of Indian origin celebrate their most important festival, Diwali. Based on the lunar calendar, Diwali falls on different dates in October or November; this year it is on November 3. Spread over five days, the third day is the most joyous one, bursting with fireworks. The word “Deepavali” originates from the ancient language of Sanskrit, meaning a row of earthen lamps, which symbolizes light as a remover of darkness, and knowledge as a dispeller of ignorance. “Diwali” is the more commonly used name for Deepavali. Widespread practice of illumination with lamps outside homes and buildings, firecrackers, people dressing up in new clothes, visiting friends and exchanging sweets gives Diwali a unique flavor. The festival also brings out artistic

Posing with the Run 4 Education’s Magnussen Lexus Pace Car: (From left back and clockwise): David Bonaccorsi (past FEF Pres.), Bo Magnussen (owner of Magnussen Lexus Fremont), Henry Hutchins (current FEF VP), Kathy Kimberlin (current FEF VP), Carolyn Obata (Fremont Run Committee), Liz Elliott (Ready Go Events), and in the driver’s seat Dr. Melanie Coronel, DC (Fremont Run 4 Education Organizer).

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SUBMITTED BY FREMONT EDUCATION FOUNDATION PHOTO COURTESY OF CJ SUPNET, MAGNUSSEN LEXUS FREMONT The Fremont Run 4 Education was originally founded by Liz Elliott of Happy Fish Swim School in 2004. For the first six years, Ms. Elliott organized this fun community event. Grace Wong of Learning Bee has taken the lead for the past two years. This year, Dr. Melanie Coronel of Fremont Family & Sports Chiropractic has stepped up as the event’s organizer and Liz Elliott has returned as race vendor and consultant. Along with a very committed run committee, these two women have made exciting additions to the 2013 event and run, including a new website, a full-color finish arch and chute, and timing chips. All proceeds benefit the Fremont Education Foundation’s Guy Emanuele Sports Fund (GESF) for afterschool sports throughout the Fremont Unified School District. At the high school level, individual grants help offset costs of equipment, sportswear, transportation, fees, shoes, sports bags, tournament fees, and recontinued on page 7 INDEX Arts & Entertainment . . . . . . 21

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Expert-Care for Non-Healing Wounds Come to the Washington Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Open House On Oct. 22


ost of the time, the human body can heal wounds on its own with a little self-help in the form of keeping the wound clean and properly dressed. For some people, though, various factors such as circulatory problems, diabetes and infections can disrupt the healing process, and their wounds become chronic. “A chronic wound is usually defined as one that has not healed within six weeks,” says plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Prasad Kilaru, medical director of the Washington Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine. “In some cases, however, patients should not wait six weeks before seeking treatment. For example, if they are elderly or if they have diabetes, poor blood circulation or an infection of a wound, it’s advisable to start treatment before a wound becomes chronic.” The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine specializes in determining why difficult wounds aren’t healing and what treatments may be required to

promote faster healing and avoid further complications. The center also provides expert care for serious acute wounds and burns. In addition to Dr. Kilaru, the multi-disciplinary team of wound-care experts at the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine includes vascular surgeons, two general surgeons, a podiatrist, an infectious disease physician and two urologists. The center’s nurses and medical technicians all have extensive, specific training in wound treatment. The Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is having an Open House on Tuesday, October 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. Drop by and tour the facility, meet our staff and learn about when you should see a wound care specialist. Anyone with diabetes, neuropathy, poor circulation or a non-healing wound is encouraged to attend. The seminar will be held at 39141 Civic Center Dr., Suite 106, in Fremont. Registration is required. Call (510) 248-1518 to reserve your seat.

The Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is having an Open House on Tuesday, October 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. Drop by and tour the facility, meet our staff and learn about when you should see a wound care specialist. Anyone with diabetes, neuropathy, poor circulation or a non-healing wound is encouraged to attend. The seminar will be held at 39141 Civic Center Dr., Suite 106, in Fremont. Registration is not required. Call (510) 248-1518 for more information.

Dr. Kilaru notes that the three most common types of chronic wounds treated at the center include: • Diabetic ulcers, particularly on the lower legs and feet • Ulcers related to blood circulation problems • Pressure ulcers, also known as “bed sores” Some other less-common wounds treated at the center include wounds result-

ing from complications of radiation therapy for cancer, non-healing surgical sites for skin grafts or other reconstructive surgeries, infections in the bone known as osteomylitis, and wounds complicated by an autoimmune disorder called vasculitis that causes inflammation of the blood vessels. Washington Hospital’s Lymphedema Services, Outpatient Diabetes Center and Outpatient Rehab Center will also be participating. continued on page 6

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














Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Tremors and Epilepsy

Heel Problems and Treatment Options

Strengthen Your Back! Learn to Improve Your Back Fitness

Women's Health Conference: Can Lifestyle Reduce the Risk of Cancer?

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

Voices InHealth: Healthy Pregnancy

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lower Back Disorders

12:00 PM 12:00 AM 12:30 PM 12:30 AM

1:00 PM 1:00 AM

1:30 PM 1:30 AM

Disaster Preparedness

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Common Gynecologic Conditions Women's Health Conference: Aging Gracefully

Strengthen Your Back! Learn to Improve Your Back Fitness

3:00 PM 3:00 AM

3:30 PM 3:30 AM

4:00 PM 4:00 AM

4:30 PM 4:30 AM

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting September 11th, 2013

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting September 11th, 2013

Inside Washington Hospital: The Green Team

What Are Your Vital Signs Telling You?

9:00 PM 9:00 AM

Keeping Your Heart on the Right Beat

What You Should Know About Carbs and Food Labels

Disaster Preparedness Your Concerns InHealth: Measles Resurgence

Kidney Transplants

Healthy Nutrition for Your Heart

Vitamins and Supplements - How Useful Are They?

Diabetes Matters: Top Foods for Heart Health

Important Immunizations for Healthy Adults

Arthritis: Do I Have One of 100 Types?

Arthritis: Do I Have One of 100 Types? Deep Venous Thrombosis

Voices InHealth: The Greatest Gift of All Latest Treatments for Cerebral Aneurysms Voices InHealth: Radiation Safety

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting October 9th, 2013 (New)

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting October 9th, 2013 (New)

Heart Irregularities

Cataracts and Diabetic Eye Conditions What Are Your Vital Signs Telling You?

Inside Washington Hospital: The Green Team

Your Concerns InHealth: Vitamin Supplements

Diabetes Matters: Diabetes Meal Planning

Disaster Preparedness Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting September 11th, 2013

Keys to Healthy Eyes

Do You Suffer From Breathing Problems? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma

10:00 PM 10:00 AM

Diabetes Matters: Top Foods for Heart Health

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting September 11th, 2013

Turning 65? Get To Know Medicare

Diabetes Matters: Protecting Your Heart

Peripheral Vascular Disease: Leg Weakness, Symptoms and Treatment & Percutaneous (Under the Skin) Treatment

Getting the Most Out of Your Insurance When You Have Diabetes

Your Concerns InHealth: Senior Scam Prevention

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11:30 PM 11:30 AM

Treatment Options for Knee Problems

Lunch and Learn:Yard to Table

Wound Care Update

9:30 PM 9:30 AM

10:30 PM 10:30 AM

Sidelined by Back Pain? Get Back in the Game (New)

Varicose Veins and Chronic Venous Disease

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8:30 PM 8:30 AM

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting October 9th, 2013 (New)

Kidney Transplants Raising Awareness About Stroke

7:00 PM 7:00 AM

7:30 PM 7:30 AM

Do You Have Sinus Problems?

Treatment Options for Knee Problems

6:00 PM 6:00 AM

6:30 PM 6:30 AM

Don't Let Back Pain Sideline You

Voices InHealth: Radiation Safety

5:00 PM 5:00 AM

5:30 PM 5:30 AM

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lower Back Disorders

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Women's Health Conference: Age Appropriate Screenings Healthy Nutrition for Your Heart

2:00 PM 2:00 AM

2:30 PM 2:30 AM

Raising Awareness About Stroke

Sidelined by Back Pain? Get Back in the Game (New)

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

The Weight to Success How to Maintain a Healthy Weight: Good Nutrition is Key

Diabetes Matters: Diabetes Viewpoint

Learn About Nutrition for a Healthy Life


Financial Scams: How to Protect Yourself Learn About Nutrition for a Healthy Life

Superbugs: Are We Winning the Germ War?

Influenza and Other Contagious Respiratory Conditions

Voices InHealth: Washington's Community Cancer Program

Varicose Veins and Chronic Venous Disease

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National Mammography Day Focuses on Prevention


ccording to estimates by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), nearly 227,000 women in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer. That means, about every 2.3 minutes, a woman will learn she has this potentially life-threatening disease. The good news is that death rates from breast cancer have declined over the last 20 years. The NCI reports that, today, more than 2.6 million women in this country live with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Most of them are now cancer-free, while others are receiving treatment. “Early detection, along with timely treatment when breast cancer is diagnosed, is believed to be responsible for reducing the chances of dying from breast cancer,” states the NCI on its Web site. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day is being celebrated on October 18, a good opportunity for women to remember the importance of regular, annual mammograms in helping to detect breast cancer at the earliest possible stage. “Early detection of any cancer usually implies a better prognosis,” said Mimi Lin, M.D., radiologist on the Medical Staff at Washington Hospital in Fremont. “If breast cancer is found early, there are mores treatment options, including breast conserving surgery.” “Mammography is the only scientifically proven screening test for breast cancer,” she continued. “It can find cancers as small as one-fourth inch to one-half inch, well before they can be felt.” The American College of Radiology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Cancer Society, American College of Surgeons and other professional groups agree that regular, annual screening mammograms should begin

at age 40. According to the NCI, several large, worldwide studies show mammograms reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer for women ages 40 to 74. For women with a family history of breast cancer or other factors that put them at increased risk, it is generally believed they should begin screenings at age 35. At-risk women can also talk with their doctor about when to begin having regular mammogram and how often. Having regular screening mammograms is important because, when breast cancer starts, it is too small to be felt and there are no symptoms. “If you wait until it can be felt, the cancer is more advanced and difficult to treat,” asserts Laura Constantine, R.N., clinical coordinator and nurse navigator at Washington Women’s Center. “For the majority of women with breast cancer, the first indication came through their mammogram.” The American Cancer Society reports that for breast cancer detected at the earliest stage, or stage I, the five-year survival rate is 88 percent. If it is detected at a very advanced stage, or stage IV, the five-year survival rate is only 15 percent. To achieve the most accurate interpretation of a woman’s mammography images, it is important that the radiologist have prior mammograms for comparison. So, it is advisable for women to have their annual mammograms performed at the same imaging facility or bring copies of their prior studies to a new facility. Today’s advanced mammographic technology not only enables the radiologist to be more effective in identifying breast cancer early, it also makes it easier and more comfortable for the woman having the mammogram. At Washington Women’s Imaging Center, the mammographic equipment is digi-

Washington Hospital Event Offers Fun for the Entire Family If you are a parent, you are probably concerned about your child’s health and safety. Are they eating the right foods and getting enough exercise? How can you avoid serious illnesses this winter? Is your home safe? How do you prevent them from getting cavities? These are some of the many questions you can get answered at Washington Hospital’s Children’s Health and Safety Fair on October 26. The fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, located at 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West) in Fremont. A costume contest for kids will be held at 12:30 p.m. The event is free. While you are getting your questions answered and learning about some of the programs and services available to local families, your kids will be having fun. The highlight of the event is the Teddy Bear Clinic. Pediatricians from Washington Township Medical Foundation will provide teddy bear and stuffed animal “checkups.” Children are encouraged to bring their stuffed animals for a “doctor’s’ visit.” “Children are typically healthy and often don’t spend much time in a hospital,” said Ruth Traylor, director of Community Outreach at Washington Hospital. “If they do visit or happen to be a patient, it can be a scary place. The Teddy Bear Clinic provides an opportunity for kids to interact with doctors in a fun way. They can see that talking to a doctor doesn’t have to be scary. At the same time, the Health and Safety Fair connects parents to key community resources that can help them keep their children healthy and safe. Families can come any time between 11 and 2.” More than 30 Booths There will be more than 30 booths with information and giveaways from a wide range of community groups and government agencies, as well as fun activities for kids, including face painting and a bounce house. “It should be a great time for kids,” Traylor said. “They will learn about healthy eating and other health and safety tips without even realizing it because it will be incorporated into fun activities. The fair is a way to help children start thinking about their health so they can grow up to be healthy adults.” continued on page 6

National Mammography Day is being celebrated on October 18, a good opportunity for women to remember the importance of regular, annual mammograms in helping to detect breast cancer at the earliest possible stage.To schedule your annual mammogram at the Washington Women’s Center, please call (510) 791-3410 or visit

tal, which produces images with superb resolution to give radiologists the greatest amount of information and detail. Digital imaging is also faster, so women spend less time in compression for the images, and the overall time needed to complete the examination is much shorter. In addition, the radiation dose is lower and fewer repeat images are needed. Women who are concerned about radiation exposure from mammography should know that everyone is exposed to background radiation from natural sources equal to about 300 millirems (mrems) per year. A bilateral mammogram exposes women to about 80 mrems to 100 mrems. “The estimated level of risk relative to having a mammogram would be that associated with driving 40 miles, eating 40 tablespoons of peanut butter, or flying 2,500 miles in a jet,” explained Dr. Lin. The Washington Women’s Center, located in the Washington West building next to Washington Hospital at 2500 Mowry Ave. in Fremont, combines screening mammography with advanced diagnostic services and an expert clinic staff. It offers women easy access to a high quality, comprehensive breast health program in a single setting. Services are provided in warm, soothing, spa-like surroundings with personal amenities designed to help women feel calm and comforted.

During October, the Center is offering a special “Think Pink” Massage at a discounted rate of $50. This includes a 50minute massage of your choice—Swedish, therapeutic or deep tissue—and aromatherapy. Certificates are available for men and women. To schedule a massage, call (510) 608-1301. “It’s great to have a relaxing massage either before or after your screening mammogram,” suggested Constantine.

Don’t Miss the Think Pink Event Tonight! To learn more about breast health and other women’s health-related topics, make sure to attend the 5th Annual Think event tonight from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Tent Atrium at Washington West, located at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont. Attendees are invited to wear pink and join in an evening of educational lectures, information booths, health screenings and fun activities. To register for the Think Pink event or to find out more, go to

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KEEP ABREAST WALK/RUN The Board of Directors and the staff of the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation wish to thank the following for all their support and dedication to the 14th Annual KEEP ABREAST Walk/Run and Community Expo.

Presenting Sponsor Fremont Bank Foundation Micrel Beverly G. Hagan, CPA Washington Hospital Healthcare System Genentech Amoena Heritage Bank of Commerce Palo Alto Medical Foundation Cinemark/Century, USA Carol Dutra-Vernaci, EA Avnet Cents & Sensibility Sensiba San Filippo SOME MORE SPECIAL PEOPLE

Holy Spirit School AMP Printing Allcom Electric W.L. Hickey Sons Lions of Union City Dorso’s Automotive Repair Dr. Jim Chen & Dr. Cecilia Ortega Jack’s Brewing Company Washington Outpatient Surgery Center Presidio Bank CV Administrative Services Twin Oaks Flooring

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Heather Holmes Ramil Sumalpong KTVU Fox 2 TV36 Steve French 96.5 KOIT Paul Kent 102.9 KBLX Ruthie Utsey Gutenberg Communications Lani de la Rama Kalei Aipoalani Tri-City Voice Lily Ruiz Dutra Enterprises Melisa Munoz Oakland Audio Visual Services Harriet Whitney Silicon Valley Business Journal Dianne Evans Byron Evans Candy Holeman Leticia Martinez Madeline Harmath Chris Jackson Sanaz Manoucheri Jeremy Chavarria Craig Rivera East Bay Regional Park District Bay Area Doves On Your Mark Events Staff of Quarry Lakes Park EXPO Participants from Business, Medical and Nonprofit Bay Area communities Student Volunteers from, American, Fremont Christian, Hayward, James Logan, Mission, Newark and Washington High Schools Adult Volunteers working at our Registration, BBQ and Walk/Run trail areas KEEP ABREAST 2013 Committee & their families

SIGN*A*RAMA, Union City Collective Discovery Raley’s Clif Bar Trader Joe’s The Bold Brush Margo LeDuc Shannan Bartz Cresco Rents Walt’s Mission Pass Towing

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ill Harrison is proud to be lifelong resident of Fremont. Bill was born in Fremont where his parents, Herb and Gerry Harrison, showed by example how to be a leader for our community. They taught him the importance of giving back, and making our city a better place for everyone to live, work, shop, build friendships and raise a family. Working as a small business owner, helping his clients as a CPA, and listening to constituents as Councilmember, Bill knows that jobs are the key to Fremont’s economy and overall well-being. He’s worked closely with our community for years to keep and create jobs in Fremont because when families have secure employment, the housing market improves, our schools get better and our neighborhoods are safer. Bill is co-owner of Harrison Accounting Group, Inc., founded in 1948. The firm is the oldest accounting firm in Fremont (since 1954) and still has its headquarters here while servicing clients throughout the western United States. Bill was elected to the Fremont City Council in 2006, re-elected in 2010, and elected Mayor in November, 2012. He served on the Fremont Planning Commission from 2001 to 2006. As Councilmember and Mayor, Bill’s policy decisions have always been driven by his outreach and close communication with his constituents. He has also served on several boards and assisted non-profit organizations to further address our neighborhood concerns on issues related to children, transportation, health care, education and economic development.

Bill currently serves on the Warm Springs BART Policy Advisory Committee, the Sunol Express Lane Joint Powers Authority as part of the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) and the City of Fremont East Bay Regional Parks Committee. He has also served as President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Kidango (formerly Tri-Cities Children’s Centers), President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Fund of the Bay Area, as a member of the Centerville & City of Fremont Combined Project Area Committee, and as Director and Community Service Chair for the Fremont Kiwanis Club. Continuing his passion towards charities, Bill has worked with Raquel’s Kids, Boldy Me and the Washington Hospital Foundation. Bill is also a former member of the Alameda County Assessment Appeals Board and is currently the Treasurer of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce Dollars for Scholars program. Bill’s interest in community service began while attending Ohlone Community College in Fremont. As a student, he interned in Congressman Don Edward’s Washington, D.C. office and Assembly member Delaine Eastin’s District Office. Bill is a product of Fremont public schools, attending Glenmoor Elementary (where his oldest son attends today), Centerville Junior High and Washington High School. Bill eventually went on to complete his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with a Concentration in Accounting at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Bill is happily married to his wife, Jennifer, and they are the proud parents of two boys, Bryce and Hayden.

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early every vehicle sold in North America is outfitted with a cabin air filter, which was first introduced to protect passengers from pollen and dust. Today, many cabin air filters have absorptive filter systems that utilize activated carbon to remove odors, diesel soot, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, and hydrogen sulfide. However, many vehicle owners are not even aware that their automobiles have cabin air filters, let alone that they need to be replaced regularly. If not changed, cabin air filters can become blocked and become a source of breeding bacteria and allergens. Moreover, blocked filters can compromise the working of the HVAC system due to airflow restriction. For these reasons, most manufacturers rec-

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Expert-Care for Non-Healing Wounds Come to the Washington Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Open House On Oct. 22 “We provide the most advanced therapies available for wound care,” says Dr. Kilaru. “For example, our hyperbaric oxygen therapy can make a big difference in patients who have a compromised blood supply, providing 100 percent pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber to stimulate faster healing. Additional advances in wound therapies include the

use of growth factors and cultured skin substitutes that can be used to replace and heal injured skin.” For more information about the Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, visit To schedule a regular appointment, call 888-44-WOUND (888-449-6863).

Free Foot Wound Screening in November You can get your feet checked out at a free Foot Screening and consultation sponsored by the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine on Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration for the screening is required. Call (510) 248-1518 to make your appointment. The screening will be held at the Center, which is near Washington Hospital, at 39141 Civic Center Drive, Suite 106, in Fremont. “The free Foot Screening is our way of giving back to the community and educating residents about proper foot care and how to treat po-

tential or early problems before they become major difficulties,” Dr. Kilaru explained. At the screening, members of the wound care clinic’s highly trained clinical team, including physicians and nurses, will check for problems with a patient’s feet or lower legs.The screening is not a full physical examination and no treatment, such as prescriptions or dressings, will be provided. If foot problems are detected, the doctors and nurses will offer advice and referrals for follow-up care. Depending on the type of problem, patients may need to see a podiatrist or vascular surgeon, or they may need to seek treatment at the wound care clinic.

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Ohlone College will have a booth focused on the environment and “green awareness.” The City of Fremont Recreation Department will provide information about local recreational activities. Fremont Healthy Start will offer information about its health services for families. Tri-City Health Center will focus on dental health while Washington Hospital’s Respiratory Care department will focus on lung health and asthma. The Washington Community Health Resource Library will provide information about the resources it offers, including health books and DVDs. This is just a sampling of the booths and information that will be available at the Children’s Health and Safety Fair on October 26. “The Health and Safety Fair really does offer something for every member of the family,” Traylor added. “Pediatricians will be on hand to answer parents’ questions and there will be plenty of fun games for kids. And with Halloween so close, the costume contest is a great way for families to get into the holiday spirit.” To learn about other programs and services offered at Washington Hospital that can keep your family healthy, visit To find a local pediatrician for your child, visit continued from page 1

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inum recording artists and dozens of theatrical houses in the region. Sudmeier has been praised by his peers for breathing life and beauty with orchestras and musicians alike. A colleague describes Sudmeier as “…one of the most influential conductors in the Bay Area. His ability to pull simple notes off a page and translate them into emotional responses is unmatched. There is a simplistic beauty in his non-verbal communication while working on a piece of music, with vocalists or with orchestras.” World Tour: Unity will feature such artists as Hecheng Liu, who will explore the beauty of the pipa; Shirley Muramoto and her ensemble of koto players will premiere Fireflies by Muramoto and arranged by world class composer Kim Scharnberg; Liam Tiernan, the angelic Irish tenor; Erica Richardson and the Ragtime chorus bringing to life music of Flaherty & Ahrens; world renowned Paraguayan harpist Carlos Reyes, who was recently seen playing at the White House; and Julio Reyes entrances audiences with this inspired acoustic guitar talents. Each artist will be accompanied by the incomparable musicians of the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Sudmeier. In conclusion Sudmeier says “All of this, and more, will hap-

pen at the October 19th concert with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra. Come support the local arts and rejoice in an experience you will never forget. Be transformed through a musical world tour that mirrors both the diversity and cultural unity that is Fremont and everywhere.” This 50th anniversary season will be nothing short of a work of beauty. Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison will serve as emcee for this notto-be-missed event. Fremont Symphony opening Saturday, Oct 19 8 p.m. Ohlone College Smith Center 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont (877) 938-9240 This 50th anniversary season continues with Pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi in recital on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8 pm at the Logan High School Performing Arts Center, Union City. Pianist-in-Residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Keisuke Nakagoshi has performed as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony under both Herbert Blomstedt and Michael Tilson Thomas. On Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7 pm at Smith Center, Ohlone College, the Symphony will

honor the rich history of the Fremont community as well as the current energy of its citizens with A Celebration of Fremont. The Symphony’s commitment to youth and artistic education will be represented by cellist Connor Kim, winner of the Fremont Symphony’s 2012 Young Artist Competition. Rounding out the season will be Grammy Award nominees and winners of the International Tango Competition in 2004, Quartet San Francisco on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8 pm at Smith Center, Ohlone College. Fremont Symphony Orchestra 3 of 3 Four-show subscriptions to the FSO 2013-14 Season start at $155 for adults depending on seating and $70 for students. Single tickets for FSO performances are $45 and $49 for adults and $20 for children. Subscriptions and single tickets can be purchased through the Box Office at 877-938-9240, Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, or online at Free parking is available at all performances with a complimentary shuttle courtesy of Fremont Bank at Smith Center, Ohone College. The season is underwritten in part by the Fremont Bank Foundation, also celebrating their 50th anniversary.

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expression through home decorations with lamp illuminations, bright paper lanterns and beautifully colored rangolis (patterns made with flour on the floor of home entrances). Similar to festivals of various other cultures, Diwali’s essence lies in the triumph of good over evil and spreading joy among fellow beings. At a more subtle level, it is the awareness of one’s Inner light through which comes universal compassion, love, and the equality of all beings. The mythological significance of Diwali extends to many different legends. Some honor it as the triumph of Lord Rama over the ominous demon king Ravana. It is believed that people rejoiced Lord Rama’s return to his kingdom and lit lamps all over the city. In South India, Diwali celebrates the demise of demon king Narakasura by Lord Krishna. And in several regions of India, people pray to Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth. In the Jain religion, Diwali is known as the day on which Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana, and in Sikhism, Diwali is a joyful celebration commemorating the return of Guru Hargobind. Dhanteras marks the first day of Diwali and depicts the tale of how the death of King Hima was averted. His young wife placed gold ornaments and coins at the entrance of her room. Yama, God of death, was blinded by the brilliance of the light. On this auspicious day, lamps (Yamadeepdaan) are burned all night long. Even today, many people buy gold, silver, or new utensils. The second day is marked by the belief that Lord Krishna killed the evil yet powerful overlord Narakasura. To commemorate the victory of good over evil, people get up early in the morning, bathe in oil and celebrate Naraka Chaturdashi. On the third day of Diwali, Hindus worship the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. The fourth day of Diwali celebrates the victory of Lord Krishna over Indra, the god of heavens and the rain. When lord Indra tried to submerge the lands belonging to Krishna’s friends, it is said that Krishna lifted Govardhana Hill with his little finger to save the people and cattle from the floods. In North India this day is also known as Annakoot (mountain of food). People cook huge amounts of foods during the night that are piled up before the deities, symbolizing the Govardhan Hill, as an offering to Krishna. In other parts of India, this day commemorates the victory of Vishnu over the demon-king Bali. Bhayya-Dhuj, the last day of Diwali, celebrates the special relationship between brothers and sisters. It is the day that God of Death, Yama visited his sister Yami. The siblings ate sweets, enjoyed each others company and exchanged gifts when parting. In the Bay Area, India Cultural Center (ICC) in Milpitas is continuing its tradition of Diwali Dhamaka featuring live Bollywood music by pre-

mier band “Andaz Express” on Friday, October 18. Tickets are available online at The Fremont Hindu Temple, in collaboration with FIA, will hold its Diwali Mela at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Saturday, October 26. This will be a full day of food, fun, music, and crafts along with animal rides and petting zoo. There will be clothing and jewelry vendors displaying the latest in the Indian fashion scene. Cultural programs extend from noon to 5 p.m. followed by a parade and live evening concert by Harjeet Mehndi and ending with a fireworks extravaganza and laser show at 8:30 p.m. The parade is a special showcase of culture and ethnic heritage from all over India. Join thousands of people in the only Diwali show with spectacular fireworks! Chabot College and Shreemaya Krishnadham Temple will also be hosting celebrations, and Swaminarayan Temple in Milpitas will have a unique food display on Saturday, November 17. ICC Diwali Dhamaka Friday, Oct 18 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. India Community Center 525 Los Coches St., Milpitas (408) 934-1130 Tickets: $55 - $250 Diwali Mela Sunday, Oct 20 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Chabot College 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward Free FIA Diwali Extravaganza Saturday, Oct 26 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Alameda County Fairgrounds 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton (510) 565-9993 Visit for tickets Tickets: $4 Chopda Poojan Sunday, Nov 3 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Shreemaya Krishnadham Temple and Community Center 25 Corning Ave., Milpitas (408) 586-0006 BAPS Swaminarayan Temple Annakut Sunday, Nov 17 BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir 1430 California Cir., Milpitas (408) 262-0707 erica/sanjose.htm Free admission

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lated items. Run proceeds have allowed GESF to increase individual grants from $100 to $200 per student as needed. All junior high schools receive $1,500 for after-school sports; more than 20 elementary schools are awarded $200 for boys and girls basketball leagues. For more on Fremont Education Foundation’s Guy Emanuele Sports Fund, visit: Over the years, the run has raised over $100,000 for GESF. Close to $25,000 has already been raised this year. Lam Research is this year’s presenting sponsor, joined by additional community partners including Magnussen Lexus, ClubSport, Whole Foods, and more than 20 other local businesses. Many of these sponsors will have booths on race day at a Family Fitness Expo. We are actively seeking more sponsors. For details, visit the new run website at or email All donations are 100 percent tax deductible. Donate securely with a credit card or Paypal account at: or make check payable to FEF and send to FEF Run 4 Education c/o Fremont Family & Sports Chiropractic, 39813 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538. As a bonus, the Elementary School Challenge will award the Fremont Unified elementary school with the most participants, an opportunity to win $1,000! Tell your students, parents, teachers, administrators, uncles, aunts, neighbors to make sure to write your school name on your registration, or it will not be counted. Whether you are a walker, runner, or spectator, come to the Fremont Run 4 Education for a day of fun and fitness to support Fremont student athletes. Fremont Run 4 Education Sunday, Oct 27 5K and 10K: 9:00 a.m. Kids’ runs: 10:30 a.m. Lake Elizabeth at Central Park, Fremont 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run: $30 before October 16; $35 after October 16 Kids’ Runs: $20 before October 16; $25 after October 16 Registration fees include: race bib, official Fremont Run 4 Education tech-shirts, drawing ticket for entry to race giveaways, and goodie bag. Online registration closes on Wednesday, October 23. After this day, participants can register on the day of the run from 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. or at Fremont Family & Sports Chiropractic at 39813 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont on Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25.

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Union City Police Log SUBMITTED BY UNION CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT Friday, October 4 At 2:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residential burglary. A witness called and reported observing five suspects loading a vehicle with property from a residence on Willow Lane. The witnesses told dispatch that a Hispanic male adult (about 20 years old) appeared to be a “lookout” while the other suspects loaded the vehicle. The other involved suspects were described as Hispanic males about 20 years old. The suspects got into a vehicle and fled the area prior to officers arriving. The witness pro-


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Costly Homeseller Mistakes You Need to Avoid When You Sell Your Home! Tri-City – A new report has just been release which reveals 7 costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home, and a 9 Step System that can help you sell your home fast and for the most amount of money. This industry report shows clearly how the traditional ways of selling homes have become increasingly less and less effective in today’s market. The fact of the matter is that nearly three quarters of homesellers don’t get what they want for their home and become disillusioned and – worse – financially disadvantaged when they put their home on the market. As this report uncovers, most homesellers make 7 deadly mistakes that cost them literally thousands of dollars. The good news is that each and every one of these mistakes is entirely preventable. In answer to this issue, industry insiders have prepared a free special report entitled “The 9 Step System to Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar”. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your free copy of this report, call 1-800-228-3917 and enter ID #1000. You can call anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This report is courtesy of Capital Realty Group. Not intended to solicit properties currently listed for sale.

Friday, October 4 Officer Valdes and Officer Haugh were dispatched to a battery in the Walgreens parking lot. Upon arrival, it was determined that two females, a 23 year old adult female and a 24 year old adult female, were defending themselves from an elderly aggressive female. Unfortunately, the two females both had arrest warrants and were transported to Santa Rita. Saturday, October 5 At approximately 12:45 a.m., a suspect entered the Mission/Niles 711 and robbed the clerk at gun point. Loss was cash from the register. Suspect was described as a Black male, 35 years, 6’00”, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants, armed with a black semi-auto pistol. Suspect last seen heading west on Niles Blvd. on foot. Case investigated by Officer Chahouati. Sunday, October 6 At approximately 1:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to the WTH ER regarding a male victim who came in with a stab wound to his back. The victim eventually provided suspect details and told officers that the stabbing occurred in front of the Bijan Restaurant (39935 Mission Blvd.) during a fight. Officers responded to the eatery and found several employees/witnesses and the female suspect still inside. A 22 year old adult female was arrested with the knife still in her possession. The victim’s wounds appeared to be non-life threatening. Investigated by Officer Taylor. At approximately 3:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Dacosta Apartments on Central Ave regarding a male suspect breaking into a car. Sgt. Fowlie located a 43 year old adult male nearby. Officers also located an unreported stolen Honda still idling near the scene. The suspect was positively ID’d and an HD surveillance video was recovered that showed him exiting the stolen Honda and accessing the victim vehicle. The adult male was arrested on two violations of his parole, burglary and receiving known stolen property. Investigated by Officer Gonzalez. Monday, October 7 At approximately 12:55 p.m., a resident on the 4500 block of Serra Ave called 911 and stated that an adult male had entered her backyard. Officers were immediately dispatched as she continued to tell dispatchers that the adult male had attempted to enter her house via a bathroom window. Officers arrived and detained a 36 year old adult male, San Francisco resident, who was now standing in front of the residence. In the end the continued on page 29

vided a license plate number for the suspect vehicle. A check on the license plate number revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from San Bruno. Sunday, October 6 Union City Public Works employees reported seeing a male masturbating in Contempo Park, on Meteor Drive at 10:49 a.m. Arriving officers located arrestee Knanh Ho (28 year old) in a wooded area of the park. Mr. Ho was completely nude and surrounded by pornographic magazines when he was contacted by officers. Tuesday, October 8 At midnight, Officer Padilla attempted to stop a motorcycle that

failed to stop at multiple stop signs on Clover Street. The motorcyclist attempted to flee as Officer Padilla turned on his vehicles lights and siren. The motorcyclist ultimately lost control of the motorcycle and drove up onto the sidewalk of Decoto Road. The driver was arrested and identified as David Becerra a 39 year old male. The arrestee was found in possession of a concealed dagger and burglary tools. Anyone with information on any of the listed cases should contact the Investigations Division at 510-6755247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email

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The two passengers were detained immediately and the driver fled on foot leaving behind a loaded .40S&W caliber Glock handgun next to the driver’s seat. Shortly afterwards, Officer Warren detained the driver inside the Alderwood Apartment complex. The driver was identified as Derian Whetstone of San Jose and was arrested by Officer Losier for multiple weapons related charges. Officer Losier also arrested one of the passengers, Devon McKean of Menlo Park for unlawful possession of prescription drugs and a parole violation. Both subjects were booked at Santa Rita Jail. At 4:29 a.m., Officer Slater investigated a vehicle theft from a residence on Mayhews Landing Road and found that the suspect had left another stolen vehicle in front of the victim’s residence. The recovered vehicle was stolen from Fremont earlier in the day, a black 1997 Nissan Maxima, and the outstanding vehicle is another 1997 Nissan Maxima (green in color) with a Missouri License Plate HD1G6M. Sunday, October 6 Officers were sent to St. Edwards Church for a reported auto burglary in-progress at 8:38 p.m. Multiple officers arrived within one minute of being dispatched. Suspect Christopher Thomas, a transient, led officers on a brief foot pursuit and opted to put up a struggle once caught. No injuries were reported by officers or Thomas. In total five victim vehicles were located in the church parking lot. Property from the victim vehicles was found on Thomas’ person. Thomas went to jail for burglary, resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property. This was an outstanding example of great information from citizens, very efficient dispatching, and a coordinated effort by all officers. Monday, October 7 Dispatch received three calls for service regarding gunfire in the area at 1:41 a.m. One caller was from Christine Avenue, the others were from the area of Thomas Avenue and Broadway Avenue. A check of the areas were completed by multiple officers but yielded no evidence of a shooting. October 8, 2013 Officer Rodgers investigated vandalism at 6788 Thornton Ave.(Shell Gas Station) at 5:11 a.m. Upon returning to work the manager noticed a lower window glass located at the front of the store was broken. Any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the non-emergency line at 510-578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the “silent witness” hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

SUBMITTED BY NEWARK POLICE DEPARTMENT Wednesday, October 2 Officer Katz took a report of theft of motorcycle parts from the backyard of a residence in the 36000 block Peugot Place. The crime occurred between 12:38 p.m. – 1:19 p.m. Officer Taylor was dispatched to Macy’s at 4:15 p.m. for a citizen in custody for theft. Arrestee is Diana Chan of Union City. At 5:42 p.m., Officer Ramos contacted a suspicious juvenile in a vehicle. The juvenile lied about his name to hide the fact he had an ankle monitor. In addition, the male was in a cast after recently being apprehended from an ACSO K-9 Officer while fleeing a residential burglary. Officer Ramos arrested the male for providing a false name and he was released from NPD. Officer Kovach investigated a Domestic Violence incident at the Newark Square Shopping Center at 9:06 p.m. The suspect, Kevin Montoya of Fremont, fled prior to our arrival. Officer Taylor stood by in the area watching a vehicle associated to the suspect’s friends. Officer Taylor ended up contacting Cory Gallagher of Newark and it was determined Gallagher had a Felony Warrant for his arrest. Friday, October 4 Officer Losier investigated a residential burglary that occurred on Marguerite Dr. between 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The loss was cash and jewelry from a safe inside the residence. Saturday, October 5 At 1:18 p.m., Officer Eriksen investigated an auto burglary (window smash) in the NewPark Mall parking lot near Sears. At 2:09 p.m., Officer Eriksen investigated an auto burglary (window smash) in the parking lot of Bombay Garden located at 5995 Mowry Ave. The burglary occurred between noon and 2 p.m. Loss was a laptop. At 5:02 p.m., Officer Homayoun investigated a robbery with a handgun of a person in the Newpark Mall McDonalds parking lot. The “Victim” claimed to be a vendor of a collective selling multiple pounds of marijuana to potential buyer who is possibly out from Oakland. Suspect vehicle described as a 90’s white Cadillac, which fled in an unknown direction of flight on I-880. The Victim was also cited on a traffic warrant. Officers attempted to catch up to a speeding vehicle on Thornton Ave. at 2:08 a.m. and when they finally did near Magnolia St., the three occupants were exiting the vehicle.

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County of Santa Clara Appoints County Health Officer SUBMITTED BY GWEN MITCHELL/LAUREL ANDERSON County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith has appointed Dr. Sara Cody as the County Health Officer. The appointment was announced and ratified by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Since September, Dr. Cody has served as Interim Health Officer immediately following Dr. Marty Fenstersheib’s retirement. She brings more than 15 years of experience working as a Deputy Health Officer at the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. In her role as Health Officer, Dr. Cody’s duties will include providing public health leadership for all of Santa Clara County, including leading the development of public health policy and programs, assessing and reporting on the health status of the community, and enforcing local health orders and ordinances. Dr. Cody graduated from Stanford University, where she received a degree in Human Biology, and she received her Doctor of Medicine from Yale University School of Medicine. Following an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford Uni-

versity Hospital, Dr. Cody completed a twoyear fellowship in Epidemiology and Public Health, as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Cody is a Santa Clara County native. She grew up in Palo Alto, where she currently resides with her family. Dr. Cody’s appointment as Health Officer is effective Saturday, October 12, 2013. Her salary will be $210,231.84.

Water District supports new garden and education center

SUBMITTED BY SHARENE GONZALES Alameda County Water District and Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont join together to support their new community garden and education center at Fremont’s California Nursery Historic Park (CNHP). Once established at the new site, LEAF will be able to demonstrate water-efficient irrigation methods and host landscape classes for Tri-City residents, thanks in part to funding from ACWD. LEAF was established as a nonprofit membership supported organization in 2009 to promote sustainable and ecological practices. ACWD has provided LEAF with $2,500 to assist the nonprofit with elements of its community garden and education center, including: materials to install efficient drip irrigation systems for 30+ raised community gardening beds, water-efficient landscaping classes, site demonstrations, and workshops that emphasize water efficiency. The partnership includes ACWD funding for installation of efficient irrigation systems and water-efficient landscape classes at their new location. “We are excited about our partnership with LEAF,” said Stephanie Nevins, ACWD Water Conservation Supervisor. “This partnership

builds on the District’s water conservation efforts and we are happy to provide funding to help make LEAF’s plan a reality,” added Nevins. Approximately 600 people participate in LEAF, which maintains and supports six community gardens throughout Fremont. LEAF’s project will allow more residents of Fremont, Newark, and Union City to grow produce in a local community garden. Educational workshops on sustainable practices, such as efficient irrigation methods and proper plant selection will also be held at the project site. Workshops will be free, but advanced registration is typically required. As part of a City of Fremont park, the garden will be open to all for inspiration. “Having ACWD as an ally in our efforts helps make our vision of a larger more visible presence for ecology in the Tri-City area a reality,” said Mia Mora, LEAF Board of Directors and Project Manager. The garden and education center’s new site should be open by the end of the year. For more information on LEAF’s classes, workshops, and event schedule visit For more information on the ACWD and water conservation visit or call (510) 668-4207.

‘Obamacare’ or Affordable Care Act: what are they? SUBMITTED BY FRANK ADDIEGO The primary topic of conversation at a recent Health Fair hosted by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) held in Hayward on October 6th was the Affordable Care Act— also known as “Obamacare.” Californians previously unable to find coverage or afford healthcare can apply through March 31, 2014; coverage officially begins January 1, 2014. “Nationally, 55% of us already have health care coverage. We get it through our jobs,” said Sandra Fisher, Program Manager for the Alameda County Social Services Agency, during Hayward’s Affordable Care Act Town Hall & Health Fair. “Some of us also get coverage through Medicaid… then some of us buy our own insurance.” The Affordable Care Act expands eligibility of those who can receive government sponsored healthcare, she said. “Originally, you needed to be aged, blind or disabled or have linkage through your children, and those were children up to the age of 21. Now, the program will also cover people, ages 19-64 that meet the 138% poverty level.” On September 30, 2010, California became the first state to create its own health care exchange in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. The program, known as “Covered California,” has healthcare plans for individuals, families

and businesses with up to 50 employees. Applicants cannot be turned down based on an existing condition. Upon implementation, Covered California received 500,000 unique visitors on its website, and within the first hour, 19,000 people visited the website, according to Angie Blanchette, who represented the program at the Health Fair. “We are just ecstatic that we launched successfully,” she said. The health care plan is divided into four tiers; a Bronze plan will require lower premiums but higher co-payments, whereas the platinum plan charges higher premiums but results in lower copayments; silver and gold plans fall in-between. “I’m a strong supporter of the Affordable Health Care Plan,” said California Assembly Member Bill Quirk, “because I have friends who are not insured, and have two children who are not insured, but will get insurance under the Affordable Care Act.” While the program officially begins operations at the beginning of next year, some Californians might be able to be covered early depending on their condition. Illegal immigrants and incarcerated felons are not eligible for the program, according to information received at the fair. “This was such a wonderful success,” State Senator Ellen Corbett said of the event, “we were able to answer so many questions.”

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he Board of Supervisors divided Washington Township into three school districts. The Alvarado area was number one, Centerville area number two and Mission area number three. No names – just numbers. We have no evidence that any English language school was held in our area when it was part of Santa Clara County, so we will assume that the following private schools were our first:

Irvington School 1800’s

Lincoln School in Newark 1890’s

John Horner erected a small, plain unpainted building fitted with homemade desks and benches in Centerville in 1850. School classes and Church meetings were conducted in English here. The building was often referred to as “Horner’s School House.” Harvey Green taught school in the Naile adobe on the Overacker property for a few months in 1852. Miss Sarah Scott taught a private school for a while the same year in her parent’s house. Rev. W. W. Brier held school in an adobe building in Mission San Jose in the summer of 1853. The term was three months long, paid for by subscriptions. Students

Mowry Landing School

were small boys and girls who later became prominent citizens. The first school in Irvington was held in a room in the G. M. Walters home. It was taught by M. M. Spencer and only lasted about a year. Spencer was only paid $20 per month and had no boarding privileges. Alvarado was reported to have a private school in 1853 with tuition of $5 per month for its five pupils. There were probably other private schools. Determination of the first public school in Washington Township could create some discussion and maybe an argument. It could be argued that Alvarado was first, Centerville, second and Mission San Jose, third because that is the way the numbers were given out. Rev. W. W. Brier was elected Alameda County Superintendent of School in 1853. In his report for the year, he noted there were few publicly owned schools. He stated that $425 had been spent on “rents and repairs to school houses.” We do not know which buildings might have been referred to. Sometimes buildings were rented or “loaned” until a school structure could be erected. The first public school in the Alvarado area was reported to have been in the Captain Marston home on Horner Street in what was then Union City. The first Centerville school

Warm Springs School Built in 1864

house was built “near the lagoon behind the Crosby place,” which would be near the present BART station. It was later moved to the Overacker Ranch for several years. The building later became part of Bell’s Ice Cream and Cycle Shop and even served as the bus depot. Mission San Jose apparently had no school until the Pinheiro Building was erected in 1858 near the present junction of the 680 Freeway and Mission Boulevard. Mowry’s Landing District was formed in 1856. The first reference to a building is one erected in 1874 that burned down a few years later. A new building was erected in 1884 by Origin Mowry, John McDavid and local settlers. This is apparently the only surviving one-teacher school that resembles a school building; it is facing demolition. The Alviso district was established in 1856. A small building was erected on land donated by Manuel Ferreira and John Beard. A larger building was later built to house upper grades and the library. Lincoln School District was organized between Alviso, Centerville and Mowry’s Landing in 1866. Lincoln had only five students in 1943 and was said to be the last one-room school. Mowry’s Landing School closed in 1939; Lincoln was closed in 1945 and moved to make way for McDonalds. It suffered some neglect and was finally demolished. Washington School District (now Irvington) was formed at the request of John Horner and others in 1862. Charles Shinn wrote that several Irvington area men got together and erected a small house near the railroad warehouse at their own expense. Most sources say that the Horner school building was moved to Irvington for its first public school. Higuera District, later Warm Springs, formed in 1863 when school was held in a “shedroofed shanty” 12 X 14 feet. A regular schoolhouse was completed in 1864. Cosmopolitan School District was formed in 1868 for students in the Decoto area. A building was erected on land donated by J.

G. Clark. A new school was built in 1883, and the old building became part of the May house. The first Niles school was built on Vallejo Street in 1875. This building was replaced by a two-story structure in 1889. The old school building was sold to the Congregational Church, moved and remodeled into “a very pretty little church.” The railroad company eventually used it for a section house. It’s hard to believe that the first high school in Washington Township began in just one room. Twelve elementary school districts voted in 1891 to form Union High School District No. 2. School opened on the bottom floor of the Masonic Hall in Centerville in January 1892. The high school survived in this one room until the first building was completed in March 1893 Other one-room schools that operated were Sheridan, Rosedale, Mission Peak and Stony Brook. All of these were small schools in rather isolated areas. The only one-room, oneteacher school that survives today appears to be the Mowry’s Landing School now at Ardenwood, and it is facing demolition. There may be parts of other schools that survive within other buildings.

PHILIP HOLMES PEEK INTO THE PAST Photos courtesy of The Museum of Local History

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Grizzly Youth Academy offers a second chance BY MIRIAM G. MAZLIACH PHOTOS COURTESY OF GRIZZLY YOUTH ACADEMY Sometimes students can use a helping hand and need options outside traditional schools. For that reason, the California National Guard established the Grizzly Youth Academy Challenge Program 20 years ago for at-risk and struggling kids; to help them succeed in a disciplined and supportive environment. The five month residential charter high school program is designed for youth - both boys and girls - ages16-18. Academies are located at San Luis Obispo and San Diego. Students apply to the program to regain lost academic credits and remedy problems at traditional school sites including truancy, suspension or expelling. By enrolling participants have an opportunity to earn up to 55 credits toward a high school diploma and graduate with their class. Run military style, the voluntary supervised 5month boot camp instills self-esteem and leadership qualities. Scholarships are available. Sessions run from January-July and July-December. After applying, students choose a mentor, an adult who will provide ongoing advice and support to help them succeed and complete their credits. Once accepted, students create an action plan to achieve their goals, even beyond graduation. Classes are held Monday through Thursday, with field trips on Fridays, volunteer activities in the community on Saturdays. Sundays are reserved as a personal day.

Teachers work closely with the students, assisting them in areas of need or learning issues. “The program has a military structure, but it’s directed to minors,” says Colon. After completion of the five month program, students can return to graduate with their original school if they so choose. College scholarship help and assistance is also provided. The goal is for students to learn to make better decisions and develop the ability to make positive choices in their lives. Lourdes Colon, AAUW (American Association of University Women) member, and Grizzly Youth Academy Chapter President, is passionate when speaking about the program. She currently serves as mentor to a Grizzly Academy graduate. She says that mentors must be willing to commit to the student, provide encouragement and help as needed throughout the academy and beyond. Parents and students interested in finding out more about the Grizzly Youth Academy are invited to attend a free informational program. Grizzly Youth Academy presentation Wednesday, Oct 23 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Unitek College 4670 Auto Mall Parkway, Fremont (510) 677-2940

SAVE Open Doors SUBMITTED BY TINA FERNANDEZ October is National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. If you are interested in learning more about domestic violence prevention, are passionate about helping others, or would like to learn how you can help make our community safer, join Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE) at its next “Open Doors” community education and outreach event. This free group presentation is an opportunity for the public to meet SAVE staff, learn about all the vital services SAVE provides for domestic violence survivors, hear a SAVE client share her story, and meet other SAVE supporters. Lunch is included. “Open Doors” guests will be inspired as they dis-

cover all the ways SAVE helps abuse survivors step away from violence and cross the threshold to lives that are safe and peaceful. For more information or to reserve your space, call (510) 574-2266. You may also register for this free event by visiting Open Doors Thursday, Oct 24 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m. Nakamura Clinic 33077 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City (510) 574-2266 Free RSVP by Tuesday, Oct 22

Restaurant grading workshops SUBMITTED BY SANTA CLARA COUNTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS The County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health is seeking public input on a Restaurant Grading/Placarding System. Workshops for restaurant owners are currently being held across the county; public meetings for consumers will be hosted later this month. The workshops and public meetings will provide an opportunity for members of the public to learn about the system and give their input. “The goals of the Restaurant Grading/Placarding System are to help consumers make informed choices about where to dine, and provide incentives to the restaurants to do better meeting environmental health standards,” said Supervisor Joe Simitian, District 5. “It is very important that the information is accessible to the public and easy to read and understand.” At its meeting on Oct. 8, the County Board of Supervisors expressed its preference for a Restaurant Grading/Placarding System which includes putting colored placards at restaurants and posting detailed inspection results with numerical scores online. The Department of Environmental Health and core stakeholders are holding workshops and public meetings to discuss the proposal before forwarding a final recommendation to the County Board of Supervisors for consideration. “We need to make sure that this new system incorporates input from both consumers and restaurant owners,” said Jim Blamey, Director of

Department of Environmental Health. “I encourage restaurant owners to attend one of the scheduled workshops. We will also hold meetings with the general public to help us determine how to make the system user-friendly.” Restaurant owners are encouraged to attend one of the workshops that are currently being provided in five languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2-4 p.m. (English) Mountain View Public Library 585 Franklin St., Mountain View Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. (Spanish) Gilroy Public Library 350 W. 6th St., Gilroy Thursday, Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m. Milpitas Public Library (Chinese) 160 N. Main St., Milpitas San Jose Public Library-Tully Branch (Vietnamese) 880 Tully Rd., San Jose Monday, Oct. 21 Cupertino Community Hall 2-4 p.m. (Chinese) 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino Mexican Lindo Restaurant 1:303:30 p.m. (Spanish) 1595 Monterey Rd., San Jose Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Korean) Cherry Sushi 2910 El Camino Real, Santa Clara Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2-4 p.m. (English)

Giorgio’s Italian Food & Pizzeria 643 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas Thursday, Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m. San Jose Public Library-Tully Branch (Vietnamese) 880 Tully Rd., San Jose San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce 101 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose (English) Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2-4 p.m. (English) Stanford-Arrillaga Family Dining Commons 489 Arguello, Stanford Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Cherry Sushi (Korean) 2910 El Camino Real, Santa Clara San Jose Public Library-Bascom Branch (Spanish) 1000 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose Public meetings for consumers: Monday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. Los Altos Library 13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Morgan Hill Lion’s Club 12415 Murphy Ave., San Martin Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m. Santa Clara County Vector Control District 1580 Berger Dr., San Jose For more information, go to:, click on “Proposed Placarding Program Information.”

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Obamacare a success so far? It’s hard to say BY PATRICK CONDON ASSOCIATED PRESS

Newark Chamber looking for a new President The Newark Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting resumes for the position of President/CEO that reports directly to its Board of Directors. The President/CEO will be responsible for taking the vision of the Board of Directors and help make it reality through the implementation of a Strategic Plan. Contact Linda Ashley at 510-744-1000 to obtain a copy of the President/CEO Job Announcements which includes Education/Experience Requirements, Primary Functions, and About Newark. To apply please send a resume with an introductory letter describing your interest in the position, including a detailed description about your qualifications as detailed the in Job Announcement. Resumes must be received by September 30, 2013. Send to: Linda Ashley, Consultant Newark Chamber of Commerce 37101 Newark Blvd Newark, CA 94560

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP), After more than a week in action, is a key feature of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul a success or a bust? Judging by the dearth of data, it’s virtually impossible to say. The federal government has released no comprehensive data on how many people have enrolled for health insurance using federally run exchanges, the online marketplaces being used in 36 states for residents to compare and buy insurance. In the 14 states running their own exchanges, the situation isn’t much better. Officials with California’s exchange say it will be mid-November until they can say how many people signed up. In Oregon and Colorado, the official number of completed applications is zero. And in Minnesota, which billed itself as a leader in implementing the Affordable Care Act, officials won’t release data until next week about the number of applications started and completed. As a result, a nation obsessed with keeping score to determine winners and losers is finding it difficult to pass immediate judgment on a law that will in large part define the president’s legacy. “Obamacare has a lot of cynics in this country, and it needs to get off to a better start than what we see so far if it’s going to be a success,’’ said Bob Laszewski, a Washington, D.C.-based health care industry consultant. Laszewski suspects the lack of data conceals an extremely slow start thanks to widely reported technical problems. MNsure, Minnesota’s online insurance marketplace, reported more than 10,000 accounts had been initiated as of Thursday, said April Todd-Malmlov, the exchange’s director. But enrollment figures won’t be available until Wednesday. She said some users inadvertently submitted multiple applications that need to be consolidated. Similar problems abound. Many states running their own exchanges haven’t released initial enrollment data, and only a handful are providing a detailed picture of applicants and the plans they are choosing. Oregon, another state that em-

braced the law, hasn’t even opened enrollment because its software can’t determine eligibility for Medicaid or for tax credits that help pay for insurance. Vermont’s system is so buggy that officials are issuing paper applications, even though the thinly populated state received $171 million – among the largest amounts in federal grants – to run its exchange and upgrade technology. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which is overseeing the federally run exchanges, doesn’t expect to release enrollment data until mid-November. But scattered reports from those states aren’t encouraging. For example, Delaware had yet to confirm a single enrollment by Thursday, and many Florida groups designated to help people sign up say they still can’t complete the enrollment process online. The Obama administration has worked feverishly to fix the website delays, frozen screens and other glitches that they attributed to the high level of consumer interest, not software or design issues. But independent experts said it’s probably a combination of all those factors, noting that a high volume of users tends to expose software issues undetected by testing. The federal exchanges, for instance, require users to create accounts before they can browse for insurance plans, adding to website volume. Most e-commerce sites, and several state-run health insurance marketplaces, allow consumers to window shop without an account. An HHS spokeswoman said the agency required consumer accounts so people would know whether they were eligible for subsidies before shopping. Data is coming from insurance companies in some states, though it largely shows only a trickle of enrollment. Those include Vantage Health Plan, one of four companies offering plans through Louisiana’s exchange that reported enrolling 12 people, and CoOportunity Health, which reported five enrollees in Iowa and nine in Nebraska as of mid-week. ``I am very worried that people will lose faith in the system,’’ said John Foley, an attorney helping Florida residents navigate the system. “Clearly we are losing most if not all of the momentum that was built up leading to open enrollment.’’

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP), California has become the first state to ban lead bullets for all types of hunting after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday over objections from firearms and sporting groups. The Democratic governor said in a signing message that lead ammunition poses a threat to wildlife, noting that the state has prohibited it in eight counties within the California condors’ range since 1997. Proponents of the bill said the ban will protect condors and other wildlife that feed on gut piles left behind by hunters. “I am concerned, however, the impression left from this bill is that hunters and sportsmen and women in California are not conservationists,’’ Brown wrote. “I know that is not the case. Hunters and anglers are the original conservationists.’’ He says the final version of the legislation protects hunters by allowing the ban to be lifted if the federal government decides to prohibit hunters from using non-lead ammo. Brown’s action Friday came as he announced signing and vetoing other measures on ammunition and gun ownership, including rejecting a bill that would have banned the sale of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines. Opponents of AB711 argued that non-lead ammunition is more expensive and faces federal restrictions because it is technically considered to be armor-piercing. The California Fish and Game Wardens’ Association last week urged Brown to veto the bill, saying there is insufficient data to justify a statewide ban. A statement issued Friday by the National Shooting Sports Foundation said the new law will amount to a virtual ban on hunting in California. The group says the supply of non-lead ammunition is limited because manufacturers must receive a federal waiver to sell those bullets. continued on page 35

One major exception is Kentucky, where 18,351 people had enrolled by Wednesday. Despite relentless criticism from Kentucky Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has been an enthusiastic adopter of the Affordable Care Act. He believes providing medical coverage can only benefit a state that ranks among the worst in nearly every health measure. “These people are our friends and neighbors,’’ Beshear said. ``They roll the dice and pray they don’t get sick.’’ Kentucky is among the few states that have released information about enrollees, such as their age, family size or employment status. Also largely unknown is what types of coverage are being purchased: lower-end plans with affordable premiums but high deductibles, or more expensive plans with lower deductibles? A few other state-run exchanges have reported early activity, with the leader being New York, where 40,000 applicants processed by Wednesday. In California, the nation’s most populous state, 16,300 applications had been completed by Tuesday – but that was less than in Kentucky, a state with one-tenth the number of uninsured people than California. But industry insiders say the enrollment system is starting to work more smoothly. “Going into this, (insurers) were expecting to see some challenges,’’ said Karen Ignagni, head of America’s Health Insurance Plans, according to the insurance industry’s primary lobbying group. “What people are pleased about is they are seeing progress. ... They would be more worried right now if they were not seeing progress.’’ Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Ricardo Alsonso-Zaldivar and Ben Nuckols in Washington, D.C.; Roger Alford in Frankfort, Ky.; Jonathan J. Cooper in Salem, Ore.; Melinda Deslatte in Baton Rouge, La.; Hannah Dreier in Las Vegas; Susan Haigh in Hartford, Conn.; Kelli Kennedy in Miami; Rachel La Corte in Olympia, Wash.; Steve LeBlanc in Boston; Erika Niedowski in Providence, R.I.; Laura Olson in Sacramento, Calif.; Wilson Ring in Montpelier, Vt.; Michael Virtanen in Albany, N.Y.; Brian Witte in Annapolis, Md.; and Kristen Wyatt in Denver.

Toyota riding momentum in wild acceleration cases BY JUSTIN PRITCHARD ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP), Toyota Motor Corp. still faces a bundle of lawsuits claiming that defective electronics caused some of its cars to accelerate uncontrollably, often with tragic results, but another courtroom victory has given the automaker momentum heading into those other cases. Jurors deliberated for about five days in Los Angeles before concluding Thursday that the automaker was not liable for the death of Noriko Uno. The 66-year-old was killed in 2009 when her 2006 Toyota Camry was struck by another car, then continued on a harrowing ride until it slammed into a telephone pole and tree. Toyota’s lawyers said the sedan’s design was not to blame and Uno likely mistook the gas pedal for the brake. Jurors cleared the Japanese automaker but decided that the other driver, who ran a stop sign, should pay Uno’s family $10 million. The Uno case was one of more than 80 “unintended acceleration’’ lawsuits still pending in state courts against Toyota, including one that began this week in Oklahoma. It is the first “bellwether’’ case in state courts, chosen by a judge to help predict the potential outcome of other lawsuits making similar claims. Uno’s family claimed that the crash could have been avoided if Toyota had installed a brake override system, which deadens the accelerator if the driver hits the brakes. Other cases claim that an electronics defect caused the sudden, unintended acceleration that preceded crashes. One plaintiff ’s attorney who settled a class-action case against Toyota in December for more than $1 billion said the Uno case seemed easier to win than the cases claiming failures in vehicles’ electronic throttle control systems. ``The chances of a software glitch causing an unintended acceleration are one in a million,’’ said Steve W. Berman, whose lawsuit asserted that the value of Toyota cars and trucks plummeted after a series of recalls stemming from unintended acceleration claims. While plaintiff ’s experts will argue that lab simulations strongly suggest crashes were caused by a software problem, Toyota’s lawyers will argue that there are other plausible explanations. Without hard data to prove a glitch was the cause, Berman said, jurors may reasonably have doubts. continued on page 35

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he excitement in the students’ voices could be heard upon entering the classroom of teacher Kerry Knight at Newark Junior High. To a visiting observer, it was evident that they were interacting and actively engaged in STEM Explorations, a new science elective class. The oneyear course, developed by Knight and fellow science teacher Mark Dieter, focuses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts and skills beyond traditional 7th and 8th grade science curriculum. As designed by the teachers, the course includes: Introduction to STEM, Exploring Energy and Photovoltaics, Electricity and Magnetism, Robotics, Environmental Science, Engineering and Bridges, and Cardboard Boat Competition. As a project-oriented class, the program affords students multiple hands-on opportunities to design, construct, and explore, thereby maximizing the learning process. Students learn principles of engineering and use computers to collect and analyze their data. Additionally, guest speakers from related STEM fields are scheduled to visit and speak with the students as part of career exploration.

Probing for energy levels in apple

Inside the classroom, students motors, chemical and thermal are split into six lab stations, and reactions, and potential and kicurrently are working on an ennetic energy. Students must ergy unit. Students are encourwrite a hypothesis about each aged to do some of the teaching during group work, taking turns teaching one another about energy transformations. At one table, students are testing energy levels in an apple; the further the probe is pushed inside the apple, the higher the readings. Data is then recorded by students in their notebooks. Other stations deal with live wires, relationships Testing potential and kinetic energy of balloon between batteries and

A student’s data notebook

lab exercise and an assessment to determine if they can prove their theory or not. Student Aaron Valadez said, “I get to experiment and learn; see how I can apply what I learn to the real world and how things work.” According to Knight, the idea for the elective class began building after Nancy Thomas, Newark Unified School District (NUSD) Board member, secured the (PS3) Partners for Student Success in

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Science grant for NUSD science at the K-8 level in 2005. The five year grant provided the district and junior high science department with professional development sessions each summer and during the school year. Afterward, a three-year grant, the Noyce Master Teachers Program, was obtained through the National Science Foundation. “With the availability of teacher online learning modules through the NSTA Learning Center, the entire science department of Newark Junior High was able to keep current with the latest technological trends and be able to access the vast amounts of resources available on the site,” stated Knight. “Mark and I purposely took NSTA course work that would enhance our knowledge and provide a better background to teach our STEM classes,” he added. Over the past few summers, Knight and Dieter attended the NEED (National Energy Education Development Project) at Cal Berkeley, to learn more about photovoltaics and alternative energy, as well as observe STEM events and programs at Ohlone College. After submission, Knight and Dieter’s course outline was approved by the Newark School Board and Curriculum Council. Knight and Dieter are hoping to expand the course as they go along but are following the outline they developed. Knight, who has been teaching for 31 years and graduated from Newark schools, emphasizes, “I want to provide opportunities for my students with the goal of bringing STEM awareness to kids. At the end of the year’s

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program, the students will select a STEM career, do a research project on it and present to the class.” Dieter, in his 13th year of teaching, says, “We’re trying to get kids thinking creatively in a science class. My impression is that kids who are good at math and science feel they don’t or can’t have the ability to be creative in junior high and high school. We’re losing that talent. I hope to get them working on these projects where kids have to learn to come up with ideas on their own.” Knight hopes that the class will get kids excited and motivate out of the box thinking, creative solutions and inspire kids, particularly young women, to enter STEM occupations. “The difference in this class is the focus on the science process and skills more than science facts,” explains Dieter. “This is the next shift in science standards as far as teaching - doing science, not just learning facts.” Most projects require many consumable supplies to create the engineering structures and donations would be gladly accepted to help defray the cost of the materials. For more information about the class or to donate, please contact Kerry Knight or Mark Dieter at Newark Junior High, (510) 818-3050.

Mission Valley ROP Open House SUBMITTED BY ALLISON ALDINGER SUBMITTED BY NELSON KIRK For the sixteenth year in a row, city employees and people from the community will be joining forces in another “Make a Difference Day in Union City.” Volunteers will plant trees, remove graffiti, and participate in beautification projects to improve the overall appearance of the city. If

you would like to volunteer your time, please download and print the volunteer registration form from the city’s website and return it before Oct 18. Instructions and a map to the appropriate location will be mailed to you. Students can earn community service hours for participating in the event. Please bring your community service form from school and the Make a

Difference Day staff will help you complete it. Volunteers will receive a free Make a Difference Day tshirt for attending. Make a Difference Day, Union City Saturday, Oct 26 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For over 40 years Mission Valley ROP has been preparing students for successful business, medical, and technical careers. Partnering with Fremont, New Haven, and Newark Unified School Districts, over 5,000 students participate each year in ROP’s exemplary educational programs. The community is invited to visit the campus and learn about

the many available opportunities at MVROP’s Open House event on Thursday, October 24. Offering courses for high school students and adult learners alike, MVROP just might be the way to creating a brighter future. MVROP Open House Thursday, Oct 24 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. MVROP Campus 5019 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 657-1865


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BY NANCY LYON In a short while our homes will be besieged with goblins and ghosties, long-legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night… but not to worry… it’s just Halloween. A fun time for the kids and those of us who only pretend to be grown up. However… All-Hallows-Eve does have a dark history. In the long ago, this night celebrated festivities that were not so innocent. Dressing in costumes, lighting bonfires, going to parties, sharing ghost stories, and trickor-treating all originated with the Celtic Druid Feast of Samhain; it was believed that at that time, ancestral spirits might emerge and roam freely because walls between the living and the dead were at their thinnest. To nourish journeying ancestral souls, this pagan belief often involved ritual sacrifice of innocent animals. These early pagan practices have long-lasting beliefs that persist even to this day with cruel and ignorant people placing animals in harm’s way during their celebration of All-Hallows-Eve. As unlikely as it may seem, it’s wise to err on the side of caution and keep members of your animal family, especially those that are black, indoors for a few days on either side of Halloween when you are not with them. That prospect is disturbing enough, but there are other potential dangers your animal family faces on this night of celebration and you might want to consider them. The frightening creatures at your doorstep are, for the most part, just candy seeking pranksters having a good time, but this can mean little to the family dog who may see them as terrorizing invaders where her only choice is to stand and protect with perhaps serious results… or bolt and head down the road as fast as possible to face real danger. For the safety of your non-human family members, keep them safely indoors away from direct contact with trick-ortreaters and other Halloween activities. Make sure all are wearing a well-fitting flat collar (not a choke chain) and tags with current contact information and, if possible, be microchipped. Opening the door repeatedly for trick-ortreaters creates plenty of escape opportunities and a

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frightened animal’s first response is usually flight. Proper identification can get them home faster and safely. Having a sweet tooth is not exclusively a human trait, and the results of gobbling down chocolate, raisins and candy left temptingly within reach can result in a very sick critter and a big mess for you. Chocolate can be so toxic to dogs, cats, ferrets and birds that it can result in death. Hiding all candy is the safest choice, but never underestimate the athletic prowess of a determined sweet-seeker so make doubly sure they are securely out of reach. It might be unpopular advice, but taking your dog, cat or other animal along when you go trick-or-treating is a really bad idea. For everyone’s well-being leave them home in a stress-free environment. Even on a mystical night like Halloween, there is no way of predicting unexpected or terrifying incidents that can send even the most stable animal over the edge to react in an unpredictable manner. A painful bite or lost pet is a poor end to celebrations. The Humane Society of the United States correctly states that “The only costume most pets want to wear is their own furry birthday suit.” It may look like fun to you but unless they are

used to wearing clothing, a costume or mask increases their risk of injury and stress. The feeling of confinement and restricted movement is unnatural to most animals and just being who they are is the best costume around. Then there are the regular night dwellers out on Halloween – for raccoons, opossums, skunks, and many other wild creatures it is time to wake up and venture out for food. The night is their time and they should be respected and left in peace. The best advice is to keep a safe distance between you and any animal you do not know, including cats and dogs. This year has truly been the year of the black cat, for some reason nature has seen fit to produce an unusually large number of black kittens. These beautiful and wonderful creatures need our protection not only from human abuse but in loving homes forever homes. Keep your resident black cat safe during Halloween, and please consider adopting one of these fascinating felines from your local animal shelter. Should your animal companion disappear on Halloween or anytime, contact your local animal shelter as soon as possible and ask for advice in finding your lost family member. Don’t wait hoping they will “show up,” it could cost them their lives.

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Set in a brooding Victorian mansion high on a remote bluff above the Pacific Ocean, the play centers on the rich and eccentric Minerva Osterman, who has called together her potential heirs for the advance reading of her will. She knows that it will please some and disappoint others—unless they take the sinister steps necessary to protect their interests. Murder ensues, the will disappears, and a diabolic plot is revealed. Performance times are 8 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There are three Sunday matinees: Sept 29 and Oct 6 matinee performances begin with a continental brunch (included in price of ticket) at 12:15 pm, and the show begins at 1 pm. The October 13 performance starts at 1 pm with refreshments during intermission (included in price of ticket). Broadway West Theatre Company, 4000-B Bay Street in Fremont presents the suspense-filled murder mystery “Web of Murder” September 20 – October 19 For reservations and information, call 510-683-9218, or purchase tickets on our website at

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

Continuing Events Fridays, Jul 19 thru Oct 25

Fremont Street Eats

4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Food Truck Mafia offers variety of culinary treats

Suju’s Coffee & Tea 3206 Thornton Blvd., Fremont (510) 790-5546

Variety of art work on display

Casa Peralta 384 West Estudillo Ave, San Leandro (510) 357-4650 Monday, Sep 23-Friday, Nov 11

Photography Display

New Members & Emerging Artists Show

48th Annual Fine Art Show

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Variety of artworks

Exhibits of paintings, photography & 3D works

Foothill Arts of the Bay 22394 Foothill Blvd., Hayward (510) 538-2787

Fremont Art Association 37697 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 792-0905

Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays, Aug 22 thru Oct 27

Saturdays, Sep 28 thru Nov 16

Works by David Steffes

Hayward Senior Center 22325 N Third St., Hayward (510) 538-2787

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Train Rides $

Teen/Senior Computer Gadget Help

10:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Older adults learn to use cell phones & iPads



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

Register by Sept. 9th Newark City Council Chambers 37101 Newark Blvd., Newark (510) 578-4352 Mondays, Sep 9 - Thursdays, Dec 20

10th Street After-School Program

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sports, arts-n-crafts, games & special events

Drop-in program, no day care 10th Street Community Center 33948 10th Street, Union City (510) 675-5276 Tuesdays, Sep 11 & Thursdays, Nov 13

Music for Minors II Training

9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Learn to become a docent

Fremont Adult School 4700 Calaveras Ave., Fremont (510) 733-1189 Thursday, Sep 20 - Sunday, Oct 19

Web of Murder $

Thurs - Sat: 8:00 p.m. Sun: 12:15 p.m. Diabolical plot ensues after reading of the will

Broadway West Theatre Company 400-B Bay St., Fremont (510) 683-9218 Saturdays, Sep 21 - Dec 28

Farmers’ Market

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Food, music & entertainment

Produce from local farmers East Plaza 11th Street & Decoto Rd., Union City

Find it Fast!

4 p.m. Learn to use homework sites

Children grades 4 – 6 Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1421 Wednesday, Oct 16

Lunch with Congressman Eric Swalwell $R

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Discuss hot government topics

Hilton Hotel 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark (510) 886-4734 Wednesday, Oct 16

Stop Elder Abuse

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. How to avoid becoming a victim

San Lorenzo Library 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo (510) 745-1491 Wednesday, Oct 16

Buddha: The Man and the Legend

Mary Sullivan and Father Jun Manalo

Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church 32975 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 471-2581 sacbc@sbcglobal.

Mission Coffee Roasting House 151 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 474-1004

Participants learn about local law enforcement

Wednesday, Oct 16

Discuss the origins of Buddhism

Various times

Wednesdays, Sep 25 thru Nov 13

Learn to evaluate aroma & flavor

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5 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Coffee Cupping 101 - $R

Monday, Oct 1 -Sunday, Oct 31

Patterson House Museum Tours $

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 510-797-5234

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Newark Police Department Citizen Police Academy – R

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6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug 15 - Saturday, Oct 18

Docent led tour of farmhouse

Sunday 12:30 pm

San Leandro Art Association Member Exhibit

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 27

Unity of Fremont

Tuesday, Oct 15

No smoking & no alcohol Downtown Fremont Capital Ave. between State & Liberty St., Fremont

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A positive path for spiritual living

Saturdays, Sep 21 - Sundays, Dec 29

Local artists share oil & acrylic paintings

Monday, Oct 1 -Friday, Nov 26

Ray McGinnis Paintings

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Art display

Thursday, Oct 17

“Finding Your Core Customer” –R

9 a.m. - 12 noon Business seminar

Hayward City Hall 777 B St., Hayward (510) 538-2787

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

Thursday,Oct 3-Sunday, Oct 26

Thursday, Oct 17

Noises Off! $

Thurs - Sat: 8 p.m. Sun: 2 p.m. Comedic melee

California Conservatory Theater 999 E. 14th Street, San Leandro (510) 909-9516

Restaurant Walk $

5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Enjoy food from Hayward eateries

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Disability Employment Awareness Conference $R

Speaker Series: Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison – R

Skills of the Past: Flintknapping –R

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Training for managers & supervisors

State of the City address

Lunch included Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th Street, Oakland (510) 272-3895

DeVry University Campus 6600 Dumbarton Cir., Fremont (510) 547-1219

Make an obsidian flake into a cutting tool

Thursday, Oct 17

Great California ShakeOut – R

10 a.m. Learn about earthquake safety

Hayward City Hall 777 B St., Hayward (510) 208-0410 Thursday, Oct 17

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Education Series – R

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Learn the signs & how to cope

Aegis of Fremont 3850 Walnut Ave., Fremont (510) 739-1515

Bayfair Mall

Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

HAYWARD: Hayward Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Year-round Fairmont and East 14th St., San Leandro (925) 465-4690 SAN LORENZO:

Year-round Hayward City Plaza 777 B. St., Hayward 1-800-897-FARM Kaiser Permanente Hayward Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday, Oct 18

Taize: Prayer Around the Cross

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Meditative form of prayer

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 933-6335

San Lorenzo Farmers’ Market

Friday, Oct 18

Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Senior’s Night Out $R

May 4 – Oct 19 Hesperian and Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 800-949-FARM

Dinner, entertainment, raffle & dancing

4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Hilton Hotel 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark (510) 574-2063


Year-round 27400 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward 800-949-FARM

Kaiser Permanente Union City Farmers’ Market

Doom, Dungeons and Beyond $

Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

South Hayward Glad Tidings

Year-round Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices 3553 Whipple Rd., Union City 800-949-FARM

Chabot Space & Science Center 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland (510) 336-7300

Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Year-round W. Tennyson Rd. between Tyrell Ave. and Tampa Ave., Hayward (510) 783-9377 MILPITAS: Milpitas Farmers’ Market at ICC

Sundays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Year-round India Community Center 525 Los Coches St. 800-949-FARM Great Mall

Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

May - November Great Mall Pkwy. and Mustang Dr., Milpitas (559) 250-2674

Friday, Oct 18

Union City Farmers’ Market

Discuss the importance of video games

Friday, Oct 18

Diwali Dhamaka: A Celebration of Lights $R

Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

6 p.m.

Year-round Old Alvarado Park Smith and Watkins Streets, Union City 800-949-FARM

India Community Center 525 Los Coches Street, Milpitas 408-934-1130

East Plaza Farmers’ Market

Craft Fair

Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fri: 12 noon - 7 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Year-round East Plaza 11th and Decoto Rd., Union City 800-949-FARM

Variety of handmade goods

Dinner & dancing

Friday, Oct 18 - Saturday, Oct 19

Veterans Hall 37154 Second St., Fremont (510) 656-6848 Saturday, Oct 19

El Ballet Folklorico de James Logan High School

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Performance of traditional dances from Mexico

LETTERS POLICY The Tri-City Voice welcomes letters to the editor. Letters must be signed and include an address and daytime telephone number. Only the writer’s name will be published. Letters that are 350 words or fewer will be given preference. Letters are subject to editing for length, grammar and style.

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

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Union City Branch Library 34007 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 745-1464 Saturday, Oct 19 - Sunday, Oct 20

Fremont Friend’s of the Library Book Sale $

Sat: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sun: 12 noon - 3 p.m. Featuring children’s books, DVDs & magazines

Bring your own bag Fremont Teen Center 39770 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont (510) 494-1103 Saturday, Oct 19

World Tour: Unity $

8 p.m. Fremont Symphony Orchestra performs

Smith Center 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 659-6031

Saturday, Oct 19

Tidelands Trail Walk

10 a.m. 1.5 mile self-paced walk

SF Bay Wildlife Refuge 1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont (510) 792-0222 Saturday, Oct 19

Twilight Marsh Walk – R

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Experience the salt marsh at sun-set

SF Bay Wildlife Refuge 1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont (510) 792-0222 http://donedwardstwilight.eventb

Ages 18+ Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3220 Saturday, Oct 19

Milpitas Veterans Commission Car Show

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cars, raffles, food & music

Milpitas Civic Center Plaza 457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas (408) 586-3409 Saturday, Oct 19

Do Kishore: Featuring Amit & Sumeet Kumar $

7:30 p.m. Concert celebrating India’s greatest singing star

Chabot College 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward (510) 677-2777

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Saturday, Oct 19

Sunday, Oct 20

Monday, Oct 21

E-Waste Drop Off

Rescue in the Philippines

Speaking with Confidence –R

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

4 p.m.

Free electronic recycling

Documentary about cigar making in WWII

Intended for students grades 5 & 6

Walmart 30600 Dyer St., Union City (510) 429-8030 Saturday, Oct 19

Movie Night $

7:30 p.m. “The Cat and the Canary,” “Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend: The Pet,” “Good Night, Nurse”

Niles Essanay Theater 37417 Niles Blvd, Fremont (510) 494-1411

Castro Valley Library 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley (510) 667-7900 Sunday, Oct 20

Geology Walk of the Coyote Hills

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400 Monday, Oct 21

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

6:30 p.m.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Book discussion

1.3 mile family friendly walk

Hayward Public Library 835 C St., Hayward (510) 293-8685

SF Bay Wildlife Refuge 1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont (510) 792-0222

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Sunday, Oct 20

Make Tactile Toys

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Help make toys for blind students

Ages 10+ Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400

Friday, Oct 25 – Saturday, Oct 26

Patterson House Candlelight Tours $R

7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. Tour the historic home decorated for fall

The Patterson House 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 791-4196 Saturday, Oct 26

Candle Lighters Ghost House Children’s Parade

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Costume parade for prizes

Boo Calendar

Thursday, Oct 17 – Saturday, Oct 19

Through Saturday, Nov 2

Shrouded Tales $

Pirates of Emerson $

Thursday & Friday: 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Saturday: 7 p.m., 9 p.m. & 11 p.m.

7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Six haunted attractions and nightly entertainment

Alameda County Fairgrounds Corner of Bernal and Valley Ave., Pleasanton

Chadbourne Carriage House, Fremont Hub Fremont Blvd. (between Mowry Ave. and Walnut Ave. by Chili’s) (510) 796-0595 Saturday, Oct 26

Tales of tragic ends & the paranormal

Halloween Twilight Hike $R

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

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct 18–Sunday, Oct 27 Through Saturday, Nov 2

Haunted Railroad $

Fear Overload $

7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 7 p.m. – midnight Oct 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, and 31

Frightfully fun ride through forests of Ardenwood

Wear a costume, enjoy a hike, campfire & treats

Coyote Hills 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3220 Saturday, Oct 26

Bayfair Center 15555 E 14th St., San Leandro

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (866) 417-7277

Through Thursday, Oct 31

Sunday, Oct 20

Perry Farms Pumpkin Patch $

Paint Your Pumpkin $

Monday – Friday: 12 noon – 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

2 p.m.

Weekes Branch Library 27300 Patrick Ave., Hayward (510) 782-2155

Best painted pumpkin prizes, games & food

Sunday, Oct 27

Two horrifying haunted houses

Pumpkin patch, kids maze & tire maze

Perry Farms 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 793-6658

Shinn Historical Park 1251 Peralta Blvd., Fremont (510) 795-0891 Friday, Oct 25

Great Floating Pumpkin Patch $

Halloween Mini Carnival

11 a.m. – 12 noon Wear costumes, play games, collect goodies

Halloween Carnival $ Haunted house, games, prizes & treats

Holly Community Center 31600 Alvarado Blvd., Union City

Saturday, Oct 12 – Wednesday, Oct 30

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct 27

Select a pumpkin from the lazy river

Halloween Baby Boogie $

Candle Lighters Ghost House $

Silliman Center 6800 Mowry Ave., Newark (510) 578-4620

12 Noon – 3 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. Oct 28 and 29: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Family friendly ghost house and games

Chadbourne Carriage House Fremont Hub, Fremont Blvd. (between Mowry Ave and Walnut Ave. by Chili’s) (510) 796-0595 Tuesday, Oct 15 – Tuesday, Oct 29

Milpitas Rotary Community Pumpkin Patch

Weeknights: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 1331 E Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas (Parking lot in front of Milpitas Sports Center)

Friday, Oct 25 – Saturday, Oct 26

Family dance party with games, snacks and activities


Milpitas Community Center 457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas (408) 586-3210


The Unhaunted House: Super Heroes $

Friday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meet the animals, crafts, campfire & treats

Sulphur Creek Nature Center 1808 D Street, Hayward (510) 881-6700 Friday, Oct 25

Trick or Treat on Safety Street $

5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Visit Halloween town while trick or treating in a safe environment

Centerville Community Center 3355 Country Dr., Fremont (510) 791-4324

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Thursday, Oct 31

Pumpkin Patch Party

5:30 p.m. Carnival games, face painting & food

Bridges Community Church 505 Driscoll Rd., Fremont (510) 651-2030

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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE 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

Alameda County Renew books by phone (510) 790-8096 For more information about the Bookmobile call (510) 745-1477 or visit Times & Stops subject to change

Thursday, Oct 31

Halloween Celebration

4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Games, prizes & treats

Wear a costume; no masks please Southland Mall 1 Southland Mall Dr., Hayward Sunday, Oct 27

Thursday, Oct 31

Trick or Trunk!

Trunk or Treat

Visit Halloween-Fun decorated cars for prizes or candy

4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Milpitas Community Center 457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas (408) 586-3210

Games, activities, prizes, food and candy galore

Leitch Elementary 47100 Fernald St., Fremont (510) 490-9500 ext. 112

Tuesday, Oct 29

NHBA/NHSF Halloween Carnival $

Thursday, Oct 31

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Carnival games, costume contest, live performances and more

Free & open to trick or treaters

James Logan High School (parking lot)

Haunted House

Blacksand Manor 5008 Blacksand Rd., Fremont (510) 651-9507

Tuesday, Oct 29 – Wednesday, Oct 30

Thursday, Oct 31

Halloween Kids Festival

Tuesday, October 15 10:00 -11:15 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

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Dance-off, costume contest & trick-ortreating

NewPark Mall 2086 NewPark Mall Rd., Newark Saturday, Nov 2

Trunk or Treat

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Games, prizes & trick-or-treating

Mission Springs Community Church 48989 Milmont Dr., Fremont (650) 278-2521

Boo at the Zoo $

Wednesday, October 16 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, October 17 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

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, October 21 10:00–10:25 Daycare Center Visit FREMONT 10:25–10:50 Peace Academy, Peace Terrace, FREMONT

Costume parade & treat bags

Oakland Zoo 9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland

SUBMITTED BY MELINDA HARRISON JONES The Association of Parents, Teachers and Counselors (APTC) at California School for the Deaf announces their first annual Sip, Savor & Support fundraising gala. Fremont’s California School for the Deaf is recognized for academic precision and direct instruction in American Sign Language and English. Through their fully-accredited programs, visual learning environment, and strong partnerships with families and communities, CSD students experience rich language opportunities, develop appreciation for diversity, and lead fulfilling lives. The school has faced a lot of budget cuts from the State and APTC would like to provide financial support for educational needs. The overall purpose of APTC is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. CSD hopes for a suc-

Tuesday, October 22 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

cessful gala so it can purchase items, like iPads, for classroom use. The event is open to the public. Community members interested in supporting CSD students are welcome. Voice interpreters will be on hand to interpret for non-signers. The evening program includes a silent auction, dinner, and a live auction. Over 150 items will be auctioned off. Photography services, jewelry, hair salon services, themed baskets, art and metal pieces, cabin vacations, and even a Spain culinary vacation will be available to bid on. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

Wednesday, October 23 12:45 – 2:15 Glenmoor School, 4620 Mattos Drive, FREMONT 3:50 – 4:20 California School for the Deaf, 39350 Gallaudet Dr., FREMONT 6:00 – 6:30 Camellia Dr. & Camellia Ct., FREMONT

Milpitas Bookmobile stops Renew books by phone (800) 471-0991 For more information (408) 293-2326 x3060 Wednesday, October 16 1:45-3:00 1991 Landess Ave., Milpitas 3:15-3:45 120 Dixon Landing Rd., Milpitas

Antiques, classics, muscle, special interest, bikes and more, see the best car buffs have to offer at the first annual “Milpitas Veterans Commission Car Show.” Established to raise funds to support veterans’ needs and help the upkeep of Veterans Memorial Park at City Hall, the event feeds the public’s love of car shows and aims to make them aware of what the commission is doing for veterans. It is hoped that active duty service personnel or recruiters will be onsite and available to talk with attendees. Pre-registration has already hit 60 vehicles and organizers are hoping to fill all 125 available spots. Trophies will be awarded to participants in several categories including Best of Show, Best of the ‘60s, Best Muscle Car, and a kids’ selection where every child gets an opportunity to pick the car they like best. If a trophy passes you by, each pre-register person gets an honorary dashboard plaque to take home.

Attendees can participate in various raffles for items such as restaurant certificates, hotel stays, goody baskets, and possibly a chance at the Powerball jackpot. A DJ will provide a soundtrack for the day, and food trucks will be on hand for lunch and snack options. The site is also close to various restaurants and coffee shops. Registration is $30 per vehicle. While onsite registration will be available, pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited. For more information or to register, call (408) 586-3409.


of unconditional love in difficult times and the importance of fighting despair. The Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group will be meeting at noon at Mocama’s Deli & Ice Cream Shop, and the Hayward Library will be hosting a second gathering at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this compelling book.

Milpitas Veterans Commission Car Show Saturday, Oct 19 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Milpitas Civic Center Plaza 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas (408) 586-3409 Registration: $30

Sip, Savour & Support! Saturday, Nov 2 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel 55 Cyril Magnin St., San Francisco Regular tickets: $85 Patron tickets: $125


he remarkable and moving book “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” by Gregory Boyle will be discussed at two events in Hayward on Monday, October 21. The book will be the focus of an upcoming Book-to-Action event on November 16, in conjunction with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month, and co-sponsored by the Hayward Public Library, the Friends of the Hayward Library, Ending Hunger and Homelessness in Hayward Task Force, South Hayward Parish, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD), Hayward/Castro Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women, and Eden Area League of Women Voters. As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created Homeboys Industries to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration. Inspired by faith but applicable to anyone who wants to be a responsible citizen, these essays about universal kinship and redemption demonstrate the power

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Monday, Oct 21 Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group 12 Noon Mocama’s Deli & Ice Cream Shop 925 B St., Hayward Library discussion of Tattoos on the Heart 6:30 p.m. Hayward Public Library 835 “C” St., Hayward (510) 293-8685

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Special Life Events


LANAS ESTATE SERVICES Rogelio C. Talao RESIDENT OF FREMONT April 1, 1934 – October 2, 2013

RESIDENT OF FREMONT September 20, 2013 – September 20, 2013

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Feliciano G. Galvan

RESIDENT OF UNION CITY December 31, 1930 – October 7, 2013

RESIDENT OF FREMONT October 10, 1923 – October 5, 2013

Relio G. Reyna

Charlotte M. Weissenborn

RESIDENT OF FREMONT September 25, 1931 – October 7, 2013

Thomas A. Foreman RESIDENT OF FREMONT June 28, 1937 – October 7, 2013

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RESIDENT OF MILPITAS June 3, 1945 – October 10, 2013

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RESIDENT OF FREMONT January 13, 1945 – October 7, 2013

Letha W. Ehrenfelt

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Estate Sales, Complete or Partial Clean out, Appraisals and more

Estela Diaz Parra

Mildred M. Joyce RESIDENT OF MIDDLETOWN (FORMERLY OF FREMONT) August 30, 1924 – October 11, 2013

Mario A. Salinas

Fremont Chapel of the Roses (510) 797-1900 FD1007 1940 Peralta Blvd., Fremont

RESIDENT OF GUADALUPE, MEXICO May 4, 1925 – October 12, 2013

Fremont Memorial Chapel (510) 793-8900 FD 1115 3723 Peralta Blvd. Fremont

Berge • Pappas • Smith

Chapel of the Angels (510) 656-1226 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

AC Transit proposes easier and improved bus fares SUBMITTED BY CLARENCE JOHNSON AC Transit has outlined a plan to offer passengers discounts and new ways to pay bus fares. Among other things, the plan would introduce a local Day Pass, eliminate paper transfers, and offer discounts on local Clipper Card fares. No fare increases are being proposed. All cash fares would remain the same for both local and transbay services. The new Day Pass allows unlimited local rides all day and cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for youth, seniors, and the disabled. The pass would be available with either Clipper Card or cash. With Clipper, if riders have the cash value on their cards, once they have paid fares, the Day Pass would be activated and no additional funds would be deducted during the day. With cash, bus riders could buy the Day Pass when they board the bus and then ride all day - as many times as they want - without paying again. If the Day Pass is not purchased at the fare box, those using cash would have to pay the full fare each time they board the bus. Under the plan, the traditional paper transfers would be eliminated because the Day Pass would make them unnecessary. Local transfers with Clipper would also be eliminated because the Day Pass would be automatically applied as described above. Similar fare structures are in place at transit agencies nationwide, including in the Bay Area at SamTrans and Santa Clara’s VTA. On Oct. 23, the AC Transit Board of Directors will hold public hearings on the proposal at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at AC Transit General Offices in downtown Oakland. For a detailed outline of the fare proposal, visit AC Transit’s site at

Abode Services awarded top fiscal management rating SUBMITTED BY DENNIS AGATEP For the ninth year in a row, non-profit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded Abode Services its top four-star rating. This rating recognizes Abode Services’ sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency as it works to end homelessness in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. Abode Services’ coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of highperforming charities. According to Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator, “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Abode Services from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.” Of the over 6,000 organizations Charity Navigator currently rates, only 1% have received four stars for nine consecutive years, indicating Abode Services’ long-term commitment to financial health, accountability, and transparency. “What this rating really comes down to,” said Abode Services Executive Director Louis Chicoine, “is trust. Without the trust of our donors, volunteers, funders, partners, and participants, our work wouldn’t be possible. This rating offers Abode Services a way to validate the support we’ve received from the public, and to let our community know that we are doing the best job possible to fulfill our mission to end homelessness.” Charity Navigator’s rating of Abode Services can be found on its website, For additional information about Abode Services, visit:

BART work notice As part of the Warm Springs Extension Project, construction crews will be working in the vacant area along Warm Springs Blvd. between Reliance Way and S. Grimmer Blvd. beginning the week of October 14, 2013 for approximately 12 months. While the work will not remove any lanes, it will narrow the existing northbound lane as crews work to install underground utilities. Work will include, but is not limited to: • Installing changeable message signs. • Narrowing a section of northbound Warm Springs Blvd. • Excavation in impacted area • Installing and relocating utilities • Paving We appreciate your continued patience during construction. If you have questions regarding these activities, please contact our office at (510) 413-2060 or email

No negative balances allowed SUBMITTED BY BART Starting October 5, 2013, BART will require Clipper customers to have full fare on their Clipper cards to complete a ride on BART. Clipper card users will no longer be allowed to exit a BART station with a negative balance on their Clipper card. Just like with a BART blue ticket, those with Clipper cards that lack full fare will need to go to an Add Fare Machine and use cash to add enough value to your Clipper card to exit the station. To avoid this extra step, BART encourages Clipper card holders to sign up for Autoload to always have enough value on your Clipper card. Autoload allows you to link your card to a credit card or bank account, and Clipper will automatically add value when your balance falls below $10. With Autoload, you can also take advantage of BART’s high value discount tickets. Learn more at Add Fare Machine Reminders: • Add Fare Machines don’t take debit or credit cards and only give up to $4.95 in change. • You can only add enough cash value to your card to complete your ride. • If you want to add more value or use a credit or debit card, you will need to use a Ticket Vending Machine in the unpaid area of the station, add value on the web site or go to a Clipper retail location (visit for a list of locations).

Handling and cooking raw poultry SUBMITTED BY CDPH Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, reminds consumers that they can protect themselves from illness caused by Salmonella and safely eat chicken by following the proper precautions when handling and cooking poultry. The reminder comes as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Inspection Service (FSIS) on October 7, 2013, issued a public health alert warning consumers of illnesses caused by the bacteria Salmonella and associated with the consumption of chicken processed by three Foster Farms facilities in California. The CDPH has not requested Foster Farms to recall chickens because, with proper handling and preparation, this product is safe for consumption. “Chicken is a raw animal protein that is expected to have some level of naturally occurring bacteria present. Cooking chicken fully to 165 degrees Fahrenheit will kill the bacteria that are present. Provided that consumers do not cross-contaminate fully cooked chicken with raw chicken juices, it is safe to consume,” said Dr. Chapman. While it is not uncommon for raw

poultry from any producer to contain Salmonella, the presence of antibioticresistant bacteria is unusual. Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea which may be bloody. Most infected people recover within a week; however, some may develop complications that require hospitalization. Infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk for more severe illness. Additional information concerning Salmonella can be found on the CDPH Web page. People who develop symptoms of Salmonella infection should consult their healthcare provider. Salmonella and other bacteria such as Campylobacter, can be found on raw poultry. CDPH, CDC and USDA-FSIS recommend the following food safety tips to prevent infections from raw poultry: Clean • Wash hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat, poultry or seafood. • Wash utensils, cutting boards, dishes, and countertops with hot soapy water after preparing each food item and before you go on to prepare the next item.

• Food contact surfaces may be sanitized with a freshly made solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach in 1 gallon of water. Separate • Separate raw meat, poultry, and seafood from other foods in your grocery shopping cart and in your refrigerator. • If possible, use one cutting board for fresh produce and a separate one for raw meat, poultry, and seafood. • Never place cooked food on a plate that previously held raw meat, poultry, or seafood. Cook • Cook poultry to a safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F as measured with a food thermometer. Chill • Chill food promptly and properly. Refrigerate or freeze perishables, prepared foods, and leftovers within 2 hours (or 1 hour if temperatures are above 90°F). Visit for food safety tips, including proper cooking temperatures. The CDC alsohas helpful tips on what you can do to protect yourself and your family while handling food. Consumers can also access the national Partnership for Food Safety Education’s “Fight BAC” at

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Tri-City Stargazer OCTOBER 16 – OCTOBER 22, 2013 BY VIVIAN CAROL For All Signs: We have the eclipsed full Moon in Libra on the 18th. The eclipse aspects the Uranus/Pluto square which has been ongoing since 2011. The combination suggests major emphasis on power struggles in the world and also individually. See last week’s column on the importance of this eclipse for each sign. It also happens that Mercury is Aries the Ram (March 21-April 20): Mercury is retrograding in the territory of taxes, debt, and joint resources. You will likely experience a need to go back and review financial history. “Neither a borrower nor a lender be…” Some may be hesitating over whether or not to become sexually involved with a new lover. The answer for that one is to be still and evaluate. Taurus the Bull (April 21-May 20): Mercury is retrograding in the territory of significant relationships, contracts, and clientele. These areas may be challenging right now because it is difficult to make decisions or finalize activities. Have patience with yourself and everyone else. It is temporary. Gemini the Twins (May 21June 20): You may find that your diet and exercise program are on hold or treading water. 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 define what you truly need.

turning retrograde in Scorpio on Monday the 21st. Taken all together, this augurs global crises coming to a head (eclipse) and hopefully no decisive moves (Mercury). Unfortunately, there are those in the world who insist on taking initiatives, even though wisdom defies it. So there will either be multiple stupid moves in the world for the sake of claiming

Cancer the Crab (June 21-July 21): Mercury is turning retrograde in the territory that rules 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. Avoid the temptation to pursue a previous love interest.

Libra the Scales (Sep 23-Oct. 22): 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 which must be handled right away.

Leo the Lion (July 22-Aug 22): 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 conclude open agendas. At the extreme, an elderly family member’s life may be hanging by a thread.

Scorpio the Scorpion (October 23-November 21): Give attention to the lead paragraph. Mercury is turning retrograde in your sign and will be more likely to affect your daily affairs than many of the other signs. Don't even try to finalize anything while retrograding Mercury is with you. It is possible that you may even reverse decisions which you have recently made.

Virgo the Virgin (August 23September 22): The Mercury retrograde focus is specifically on communication, neighbors, siblings, and others who are in your daily environment. Concentrate as much as possible on clear communication. Double check what you think you heard. You must consider the needs of your vehicle now. Give it a checkup.

Sagittarius the Archer (November 22-December 21): Memories from your life history may surface for examination at this time. It is possible you may have a greater than normal need to reflect, to write, and otherwise give attention to your inner self. For that reason plans may not work out so well in your outer life.

power or we will experience major tension over the next 4 weeks while issues hang in the balance. I vote for the latter of two evils. This column is about the retrograding Mercury and its impact on your individual life. You may use both your rising sign and your sun sign to see its impact. Mercury turns direct on Nov 10.

Don’t allow old fears to contaminate the present. Capricorn the Goat (December 22-January 19): You are likely to find yourself thinking a lot about old friends and may want to get in touch with one or two of them. This is a time for nostalgia and reminiscence. Others are thinking about you, too, but you are a sign with more initiative than many, so pick up the telephone or send that email. Aquarius the Water Bearer (January 20-February 18): You are probably thinking twice about an action that sounded good in the beginning. Mercury has altered directions in the

house of career and life direction. This is really more of a tweaked change than a larger life change. Now is the time to research the best possible choices, but don't take action until you are certain. Pisces the Fish (February 19March 20): Mercury is changing directions in the area that deals with education, publishing, travel, public speaking, the law, and philosophy. Therefore, any of these activities are subject to shifts, changes, or sudden deceleration due to lack of decision. Maybe the right solution is just not available yet.

Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at (704) 366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments (fee required).

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he electorate may be energized in one direction or another by the current fiasco in Washington, D.C. but along with immediate federal government concerns, many politicians at all levels of government, including local, are working feverishly behind the scenes, angling for the best outcome in next year’s election cycle. The game of musical chairs has begun as some elected officials facing term limits are looking for another seat at the public trough while others seek to fulfill their political destiny.

Strategies for success at the polls include organizing supporters, fundraising, backroom deals and raising public awareness of candidate virtues. Part of this preparation for political battle involves sending “Letters to the Editor” with opinions on topics that, in reality, are thinly veiled endorsements of a favored candidate. Unfortunately, while ostensibly raising arguments and issues of valid concern to our readers, such letters are actually used as a forum for candidates or diatribe toward a particular political party. lead A flood of correspondence will follow that simply ask for candidate support or vilification without addressing core concerns.

process and tries to present a fair and reasonable choice for its readership without undue influence. Elections are the responsibility of an informed electorate; it is our responsibility to provide the information to allow this process to work. As election season nears, TCV will address, through interviews and candidate statements, local and regional issues that affect our readership. Until that time, however, I encourage citizen participation in our community by sending Letters to the Editor with legitimate issues – praise, criticism or gripes.

It is the role of our publication to maintain clear communication within the readership area of Tri-City Voice. As such, Tri-City Voice publishes Letters to the Editor that address local issues and concerns within the bounds of good taste and civility, whether our staff agree or disagree with the premise. Tri-City Voice believes in a democratic public voting

then multiple experiments to learn about conversion of wind to electricity. The second instructional session included Suzette Takei’s 7th grade class. They worked with

ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY LISA REDDINGER Siemens Industry, Inc. visited Sunol Glen School on September 20, to hold “Energy Days” with both the 6th and 7th grade classes. Each student group was taught about Renewable Energy using Siemens’ instructional classroom kits. The first class, comprised of 6th graders and teacher Chris Wheeler, learned about wind turbines. Starting with a short educational video, the students were

able to understand how wind can be captured to create energy and why it is so important to do so. When asked if they had seen wind turbines on the Altamont Pass, every student in the class raised their hand. After the video, Siemens’ employees led the class through construction of their wind turbine and


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Siemens to learn about solar energy including experiments that utilize a fuel cell/electrolyzer to store energy and later power a fan or an LED light. Ms. Takei said, “Any projects we do in here,

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I always try to get them to walk through the scientific process. I was thinking to use these kits again. Wow, one more way to collect data.” Siemens donated eight solar kits and eight wind kits to the District, which can be used for years of classes to come. For this year’s Energy Days, each student received a sticker, home energy survey and engineer certificate, along with a better understanding of renewable energy.

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Fremont Police Log detained adult male appeared to be under the influence of drugs. He told officers that people were chasing him, which was the reason he wanted to enter the victim’s residence. It was also determined that he had also contacted the victim’s neighbor and displayed the same behavior. Ofc. Zargham arrested the male for two counts of prowling. Tuesday, October 8 A 1993 silver Nissan Sentra was stolen from the parking lot at the Village Green Apartments located on the 39800 block of Fremont Blvd. sometime between 11:00 p.m. on Monday and 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday. While officers were taking this report, they located an unreported 1997 silver Nissan Altima with a stolen plate parked nearby with its engine running and no key in the ignition. This vehicle was confirmed to have been stolen from a residence on the 4000 block of Bidwell Drive. Officers responded to take a residential burglary report on the 41400 block of Denise Street. The time of occurrence is unknown. A television and DVD’s were taken. An unknown suspect took a 1998 grey 4-door Nissan Sentra from a residence on the 35900 block of Cabral Drive. The license plate of the vehicle is 4SKG332. Wednesday, October 9 At approximately 2:00 p.m. officers responded to Safeway at the Hub in regards to an in-progress theft from the store. The caller told police that a male and female were in the process of stealing alcoholic beverages. As officers arrived, they located a female matching the suspect description exiting Safeway and walking north along the sidewalk. The officer noticed that she was holding several items in her arms without a bag. She was detained and had several items in her hands that she had taken from the store without paying for. Officers also made contact with the male half in the store.Ofc Gaziano arrested the female, a 23 year old Fremont resident, for petty theft from the Hub Safeway. At approximately 3:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the Bank of America located in Irvington on a report of a male suspect attempting to cash a stolen check. Officer Perry arrived and made contact with a male who was standing near the entry doors and matched the description of the suspect given by the caller. Officer Perry arrested the 21 year old adult male, Oakland resident, for forgery. Officers took a commercial burglary report on the 43200 block of

FREMONT BRIEFS SUBMITTED BY CHERYL GOLDEN Join us for Make a Difference Day Join the City of Fremont Environmental Services Division as we do our part for Make a Difference Day at Sabercat Historical Park. Sabercat Historical Park is one of the City’s newest attractions and runs along Sabercat Creek slot canyon in the Mission San Jose district. The park features a walking trail that runs east to west from Pine Street (beneath Paseo Padre Parkway) toward Interstate 680. For the Make a Difference Day – Sabercat Habitat Restoration Project, we are looking for

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Bryant Terrace, where unknown suspect(s) pried open the front door to the business. Loss is electronics and power tools. Thursday, October 10 Officers responded to take a cold burglary report on the 1400 block of Red Hawk Cir. The time of occurrence was between 1:30 pm on the 8th through 7:00 a.m. on the 10th. The point of entry was an open bedroom window. In addition to the victim’s residence, her vehicle was also searched. Loss included headphones, a laptop, backpack and other small personal items belonging to the victim. Officers responded to a residential burglary at approximately 11:40 a.m. on the 900 block of Sundance Dr. The homeowner had left his house around 10:00 am and got a call from his house cleaner around 11:30 am stating that someone broke into the house. The point of entry appears to be the sliding glass door. The unknown suspect(s) went directly to the master bedroom to search for jewelry. Nothing else in the house was touched and jewelry is the only loss from the master bedroom. This investigation was passed to us from CHP. At approximately 2:05 a.m., CHP was on scene with a female who reported she was robbed by an Asian male adult suspect after he collided into the rear end of her vehicle at the NB 680 off ramp at Washington Blvd. The victim had exited north bound SR-680 at Washington Blvd and then stopped on the off-ramp for a red signal at the Washington Blvd intersection. While the victim was stopped, the suspect vehicle struck the victim’s vehicle from behind. The victim pulled over on Washington Blvd east of Luzon Drive to exchange info with the other driver. When the victim exited her vehicle and checked the rear end for damage, the suspect ran to her vehicle, removed her purse and ran back to his vehicle. The victim ran after the suspect and as he drove away, his vehicle bumped the victim knocking her to the ground. The female believed the suspect may have followed her from a restaurant she had just left located on Warm Springs near Warren Ave. Suspect Description: Asian male adult, late 30’s, 5’ 5”, slim, black hair, black eyes and wearing a dark jacket. Suspect Vehicle: A small silver or light colored 4door Honda or Toyota with the last three of a yellow plate similar to 382 or 283. Investigated by CSI Wilson.

volunteers to help us weed, remove dead plants, reconstruct protective plant barriers, apply mulch treatments, and plant new native vegetation. We already have a great show of support from various community groups, including the City’s Environmental Sustainability Commission, Niles Rotary, Green Club, and Azevada Elementary School. Would you like to join us? Come check out this great natural wonder and help us “Make a Difference.” Plants, tools, rubber gloves, water, and pizza will be provided for all volunteers. Please bring sunscreen, hats, and gardening gloves. The Sabercat Habitat Restoration Project takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting location is at Paseo

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SUBMITTED BY HAYWARD POLICE DEPARTMENT Thursday, October 3 A robbery occurred at 24901 Santa Clara St. #1 (AT&T Store) at 5:38 p.m. The suspect entered the business and used wire cutters to steal a display IPhone. When employees confronted the suspect outside the store, the suspect simulated a weapon and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a Black male, in his 30’s, 6’2”, 180lbs; He was wearing a black baseball hat, black jeans and white tee-shirt. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034. Friday, October 4 A robbery occurred in front of 27882 Manon Ave. at 8:49 a.m. The victim was walking along the sidewalk when the suspect approached her on foot. The suspect grabbed a gold necklace the victim was wearing around her neck. A struggle ensued and the victim was knocked to the ground. The sus-

pect fled on foot with the victim’s necklace. The suspect is described as a Black male, 18 years old, 5’11”, thin build; He was wearing a black zip-up jacket and white pants. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034. Saturday, October 5 An assault with a deadly weapon occurred at 2 p.m. on the railroad track to the rear of 28222 Lustig Ct. The victim was walking along the railroad tracks when he was approached by a group. Someone in the group offered to sell the victim some “drugs” but the victim refused. The suspect then struck the victim in the head with a pipe. The victim was reluctant to provide further details and his injuries are not life-threatening. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034. East Bay Regional Park Police requested assistance from Hayward Police regarding a subject shooting a rifle along the Hayward shoreline. Hayward Police conducted a tactical

search of the area and located the subject, along with a loaded .22 caliber rifle. The subject and weapon were turned over to East Bay Regional Park Police for further investigation. An auto burglary and recovered stolen vehicle occurred in the area of 22477 Maple St. at 5:45 p.m. An informant called saying three suspects were breaking into her vehicle and loading her property into a van parked next to her vehicle. Responding officers locate the three suspects, and all the suspects were detained after a foot chase. The victim’s property was recovered and the van was found to be stolen. A stolen vehicle was recovered and one suspect in-custody at 22466 Maple Ct. (Internet Cafe) at 10 p.m. During a security check of the parking lot, an officer observes the suspect park a vehicle and walk into the Internet Café. A check of the vehicle’s license plate revealed the vehicle was reported stolen. The officer walked into the Internet Café and arrested the suspect he had previously seen driving the stolen vehicle.

SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR H. BARINQUE Since 1998, Mighty 4 has continued to preserve Hip Hop art forms and history. The organization’s mission is aiming to create a positive outlet for the youth and empowering them with the tools to drive their creativity. Fueled by music, art and dance, the Mighty 4 strives to educate and provide a foundation for future artists. It has served as the San Francisco Bay Area’s only annual Hip Hop cultural festival which hopes to unify and preserve the four cornerstones of what is known as the Hip Hop culture: Emceeing (rap music), style writing (aerosol culture), DJing, and breakin’ (a.k.a. breakdancing). On Saturday, Oct. 5, Mighty 4, a local non-profit based out of Union City, held its 15th Anniversary at Temple, a multi-functional venue in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Around 800 people from all over the globe showed up to show their support and appreciation for what Mighty 4 has done for the Hip Hop community and culture. For more information on Mighty 4, please visit

Padre Parkway and Quema Drive. For more information, contact the City’s Barbara Silva at or (510) 494-4575. Free Pet Adoptions in October In celebration of the fall, the TriCity Animal Shelter is offering free pet adoptions for cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, and rabbits every Wednesday and Saturday throughout October. The shelter is currently full of animals waiting to find new forever homes. Each pet will either be spayed or neutered before going home with their new family (included with the free adoption). Fremont residents may be required to pay City licensing fees. To view animals available at the shelter, visit

The Tri-City Animal Shelter is located at 1950 Stevenson Blvd. behind the Police building. The Shelter is open Tuesday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t delay. There’s never been a more “purrfect” time to adopt a pet! ‘Hocus Pocus – Abracadabra’ for Ages 4 to 6 Attend the Class on Saturday, Oct. 28 In “Abracadabra Kids,” students ages 4 to 6 are introduced to magic through simple ‘selfworking’ magic tricks that junior magicians will take home to dazzle their family. This is an introduction to simple magic tricks

that will help develop fine motor skills, self-confidence, and encourage creativity. Students will learn new tricks and have fun while the instructor entertains the class with magic tricks. Each child will also receive a magic wand and official Magician’s Assistant Certificate. This is a parent participation class and the cost is $19 per parent/child pair. For more details, and to register, visit (Advanced Search Keyword: Magic).

Check out our Recreation Guide for more events and activities, or visit us online at For more information contact the City’s Irene Jordahl at or (510) 494-4322.

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Cal State wins and loses Soccer SUBMITTED BY SCOTT CHISHOLM Men lose to UC San Diego October 6 UC San Diego 2, CSUEB 0 Cal State East Bay was on the short end of a 2-0 result at Pioneer Stadium to nationally ranked No. 10 UC San Diego. The Tritons scored a pair of near identical goals within a 92-second stretch during the first half of play. UCSD’s Brandon Bauman found space deep into the Cal State East Bay (2-7-1, 2-5-1 CCAA) half of the field. His first cross was sent to Alessandro Canale who finished from 10 yards out with a strike to open the scoring. Only 92 seconds later he supplied a similar pass that was redirected and off the near post by the head of teammate Alec Arsht. The attempts from Canale and Arsht were the only two shots on goal for the visiting squad on the day. “We checked out for about 90 seconds and they capitalized,” said CSUEB Head Coach Andy Cumbo. “A lot of credit should go to UCSD today. However, I was happy with the chances we created but overall our performance seemed flat.” Nate Durio missed wide on a loose ball scramble in front of the UC San Diego (8-1-1, 6-1-1 CCAA) goal late in the first half. Rey Suarez and Duke Driggs each had second half attempts that went off the woodwork. Rica Guerra provided the lone shot on goal for Cal State East Bay in the game. It was the rebound off the save that Driggs nearly put in from long range. UC San Diego goalkeeper Josh Cohen made the save on Guerra’s attempt to pick up his sixth straight solo shutout in a row. The Tritons have not allowed a goal in over 583 minutes of action and counting. Cohen leads the California Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAA) in goals against average (0.29) and save percentage (.897). This was the third National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) top-20 ranked squad the Pioneers have faced this season. Cal State East Bay finishes its five-match homestand at a .500 clip going 2-2-1. Hernandez overtime heroics net Pioneer women victory

October 6 CSUEB 2, U.C. San Diego 1 Danielle Cummings scored the equalizer late in regulation, and Andrea Hernandez provided the golden goal less than two minutes into overtime as Cal State East Bay rallied for a 2-1 league victory over UC San Diego. East Bay freshman Andrea Hernandez scored her first collegiate goal following a long run down the right side of the field. She fired into the upper corner of the Tritons net from just inside the 18-yard box for the game-winning score. Setting up the opportunity was a late goal in regulation. Cummings received a cross near the penalty area from teammate Ariana Gordon. Cummings used her head to redirect the pass beyond the outstretched hands of UCSD goalkeeper Kelcie Brodsky. Cummings made the most of her 14 minutes of action on Sunday putting two shots on target including the score that forced extra time. It was her first goal of the season and second of her Pioneer career. Cal State East Bay (3-7-0, 3-5-0 CCAA) trailed for nearly 70 minutes after UC San Diego (3-4-3, 2-3-3 CCAA) junior Izzy Pozurama opened the scoring in the 16th minute. The Tritons continued to force the action earning nine corner kicks and fired off 12 shots in total. “We absorbed a lot of pressure for a long time. I am proud of our defensive effort. We kept playing hard after conceding the early goal,” said East Bay Head Coach Amy Gerace. “Offensively we had opportunities today and it was great for us to capitalize on them.” Both teams took 12 shots but the Tritons earned nine corner kicks to only two for the Pioneers. UC San Diego did not place a shot on target over the final 49plus minutes of action. Cal State East Bay managed to place two on target during that time with going for goals. The overtime victory snaps a six-game losing streak to UC San Diego. The win also vaults the Pioneers up to fourth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) North Division, and one point outside the top half of the standings. Donna Williams made three saves to earn her third victory of the season. She has 53 saves on the year placing her tied for second in the CCAA with UCSD’s Brodsky and Allison Land of San Francisco State. CSU East Bay finishes its five-match home stand 2-3-0 and will begin a four-match road trip.


American rebounds to defeat Irvington SUBMITTED BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW PHOTOS BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW The American Eagles beat Irvington’s Vikings 40-22 on Saturday, October 12th. Eagle Head Coach Bret Casey said after the game, “We went back to the basics after our loss to Washington the week before and worked on it all week; we got off the ball quickly and I thought our line played well.” It was obvious that the Eagles were ready to play as they marched the ball down the field on their first offensive series of the game and never looked back. American’s Treyvon Jones had a great day with three touchdowns, the first a 3-yard run in the first offensive play of the game. He followed up with 3- and 21-yard runs. However, the Vikings were not be to counted out as quarterback Jack Shank found his way into the end zone with a great 14-yard run to keep the Vikings close 20-14. The Eagles mixed it up a bit at the end of the first half as they executed an option pass from Deangelo Cox who found Anthony Wellington who, after a couple of great moves, took the ball 41 yards to the end zone as the third quarter came to an end. The Eagle defense was flying high as they took control and put the game out of reach.

Newark Memorial’s Cougars beat the Mission San Jose Warriors 68-18 on Friday, October 11th with a great offensive display. In the opening moments, the game looked like a close contest, as the Warriors moved the ball down the field effectively on their first offensive drive. With use of trap plays and fakes, the Warriors were able to score 18 points against an overwhelming defense. Even with the good start, the Warriors could not hold as the Cougar defense reacted quickly to the ball and began zeroing in on the Mission offensive backfield with great pursuit. Then the Cougars offensive line took control and set the tone for the rest of the game, opening holes for their runners. As offensive fireworks ignited for the Cougars, they shifted into high gear, winning in dominating fashion.

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Thunder claims fall league championship Men’s Basketball SUBMITTED BY ARAVINDAN RAMAN The Tri-City Thunder U14 boys continued their amazing roll through Norcal AAU basketball by capturing the Dougherty Valley High School Fall League Championship in San Ramon. In their playoff opener, Thunder overwhelmed the Jam Squad by a 55-40 margin. That set up a championship battle with the #1 seed, Alameda Vipers. The game was close throughout with numerous lead changes, until the Thunder took control and pulled away in the final minutes to collect a 50-39 victory. Atmar Mundu paced the Thunder scorers with 15 points, while Tyler Lynch added 11. Other Thunder players include: Jordan Aguana, Akshay Aravindan, Joey Hua, Devonte Johnson, Monty San Juan, and Merced Vega.

Women’s Golf

Mariners defeat Dons on links SUBMITTED BY JOE HUDELSON October 7 Moreau Catholic Mariners (8-6) vs. Arroyo Dons (6-9) Sky West, Hayward (par 36)

Warriors prevail in dual meet with Colts Cross Country SUBMITTED BY JOHN HOTCHKISS Congratulations to the Mission San Jose Cross Country team for its win over the James Logan team in a dual meet October 9th. In a great team win over a tough traditional rival, the Warriors prevailed by winning three of the five races.

Scores (low score wins): Girls Varsity Mission San Jose 22; James Logan 35 Boys Varsity Mission San Jose 42; James Logan 15 Girls Junior Varsity Mission San Jose 17; James Logan 39 Boys Frosh/Soph Mission San Jose 24; James Logan 31 Boys Junior Varsity Mission San Jose 30; James Logan 25

Moreau Catholic - 256 Christine Marzan 42 Bernadette Perenne 44 Dianne Panlilio 53 Celeste Marcut 56 Danielle Amonoy 61 Nicole Ortega 64 Arroyo - 327 Jessie Li 65 Elizabeth Ortega 65 Bernarda Ortega 68 Andrea Padilla 69 Kennedy Wagner 60 Yun Xu 70 Medalist: Christine Marzan MCHS

Women’s Volleyball

Ohlone Report SUBMITTED B JEREMY PENAFLOR Ohlone College vs. Gavilan College October 9 Gavilan defeats @ Ohlone, 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-22) Ohlone College vs. Chabot College October 11 @ Ohlone defeats Chabot, 3-0 (25-21,25-14, 25-11)

Water storage and habitat conservation go hand-in-hand Guest column DIRECTOR RICHARD P. SANTOS SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT OCTOBER 2013 On a sun-drenched October morning, elected officials and other dignitaries gathered at the crest of Anderson Dam to celebrate the signing of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan. The seismic retrofit of Anderson Dam is one project that will benefit from this landmark plan. The plan, developed by six local government agencies, helps private and public entities plan and conduct projects and activities in ways that lessen impacts on natural resources, including specific threatened and endangered species. Without this plan, the process to obtain permits needed to construct the Anderson Dam retrofit could have delayed the project.

Instead, the water district will pay fees to compensate for any unavoidable environmental impacts of the project. These fees will support a long-term, coordinated program for habitat restoration and conservation throughout Santa Clara Valley. In 2011, a seismic study of Anderson Dam showed that the material at the base of the 63-year-old dam and its foundation would weaken due to liquefaction in a 7.25 magnitude earthquake on the Calaveras Fault about two kilometers from the dam. Because such an earthquake could cause the dam to deform, the water storage level has been restricted to 25 feet below the spillway as a safety measure until the dam can be retrofitted. Since then, the water district has worked briskly to initiate the needed retrofit project. Engineers have developed and analyzed numerous project options. The recommended project includes the excavation of liquefiable materials, expanded buttresses on both sides of the dam, new

outlet structures, a raised spillway and a higher dam crest. All of this is expected to be constructed over three years, starting in 2016. During construction, the water in the reservoir will have to be drained to a minimal level. How, you may ask, can we ensure a plentiful water supply during that time? While Anderson is our largest and most important reservoir, we will utilize water captured in other nearby reservoirs and water brought into our county from San Luis Reservoir. If those years end up being dry years, providing a reliable water supply will be more challenging. If there is not enough imported or local water available, our groundwater supplies could be impacted. Therefore, water conservation would become increasingly important. We can all help prepare for extended dry spells by ensuring we are using water as efficiently as we can every day. Particularly considering the very dry year that 2013 has been, now

is a great time to consider reducing your outdoor and indoor water use. You may be eligible for our landscape rebate program which provides a cash incentive to encourage residents and businesses to replace high water-using landscapes with water efficient ones. We also offer rebates to upgrade irrigation hardware. Indoors, we offer rebates for high efficiency toilets and clothes washers. These changes can add up to millions of gallons of water savings, which we might just need in the near future. We have many other programs to help you save water and money. Find out if you are eligible by calling 408-630-2554 or visiting our conservation web pages at As always, I am available for questions or comments as your District 3 representative for the northern areas of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara; Alviso; Milpitas; and the north San Jose and Berryessa communities. Feel free to contact me at (408) 234-7707.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CIVIL ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. HG13696629 Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Petition of: Prasant Vadlamudi Venkat Yesu, Rachana Rajendra Wankhade for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Prasant Vadlamudi Venkat Yesu, Rachana Rajendra Wankhade filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Rian Vadlamudi Kumar to Rian Kumar Vadlamudi 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: 12-6-13, Time: 8:45, 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: Sep. 24, 2013 WINIFRED Y. SMITH Judge of the Superior Court 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5/13 CNS-2544060# ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. RG13697220 Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Petition of: Sonny Lam Nguyen for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Sonny Lam Nguyen filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Sonny Lam Nguyen to Son Lam Duc Nguyen 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: December 13, 2013, Time: 9:30 a.m., Dept.: 31 The address of the court is US Post Office Bldg., 201 - 13th St., (2nd Fl.) Oakland, CA 94612 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: September 27, 2013 C. Don Clay Judge of the Superior Court 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29/13 CNS-2542692# NOTICE CITATION FOR FREEDOM FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL CASE NUMBER: A 59215 IN THE MATTER OF: Yulisa Mia Torres Macias, a minor Date of Birth 6/28/09 To: Hector Vega You are advised that you are required to appear in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego, in Department One at the court location indicated above on November 08, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., to show cause, if you have any, why Yulisa Mia Torres Macias minor should not be declared free from parental custody and control (*for the purpose of placement for adoption) as requested in the petition. * Strike this portion of not applicable. You are advised that if the parent(s) are present at the time and place above sated the judge will read the petition and, if requested, may explain the effect of the granting of the petition and, if requested, the judge shall explain any term or allegation contained therein and the nature of the proceeding, its procedures and possible consequences and may continue the matter for not more than 30 days for the appointment of counsel or to give counsel time to prepare. The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel. If any parent appears and is unable to afford counsel, the court shall appoint counsel to represent each parent who appears unless such representation is knowingly and intelligently waived. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your pleading, if any, may be filed on time. Date: September 11, 2013 CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT /s/ K. CHHAY, Deputy 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22/13 CNS-2540698#

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 483592 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: E Beauty Hair & Nail Spa, 40900 Fremont Blvd., #C1, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda, 202 Chama Way, Fremont, CA 94539 Shao Hong Huang, 202 Chama Way, 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/ Shao Hong Huang This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on October 08, 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). 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5/13 CNS-2545776# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 483588 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ProActive Physical Therapy and Fitness, 39420 Liberty St., Suite 173, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda Genaro A. Jimenez, 4269 Marie Ct., 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 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/ Genaro Jimenez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on October 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). 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5/13 CNS-2545609# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 483362 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Dynamic Solutions Realty, 285 Spetti Dr., Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda Amanda Renae Chun, 285 Spetti Dr., 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 07/01/08 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/ Amanda Renae Chun This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on October 02, 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). 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5/13 CNS-2544820# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 483137 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Sansar Transport, 33604 4th St., Union City, CA 94587, County of Alameda Mandan Lal, 33604 4th St., Union City, CA 94587 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/ Mandan Lal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 26, 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). 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5/13 CNS-2544819# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 483370 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Transformation Home Repair, 704 San Carlos Ct., Fremont, CA 94539, County of Alameda Robin Moy Mar, 704 San Carlos Ct., 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/ Robin Mar This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on October 2, 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). 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5/13 CNS-2544058# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 483335 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Disceli Construction, Co., 36857 Newark Blvd., Unit A, Newark, CA 94560, County of Alameda Adriana Yadira Discua, 36857 Newark Blvd., Unit A, Newark, CA 94560 Ervin Discua, 36857 Newark Blvd., Unit A, Newark, CA 94560 This business is conducted by Married Couple 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/ Adriana Discua This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on October 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). 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5/13 CNS-2544056# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 483122 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AK Badminton & Tennis, 7691 Thornton Ave., Newark, CA 94560, County of Alameda. Alan Kakinami, 137 Llewellyn Ave., Campbell,

CA 95008. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA. 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/ Alan Kakinami This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 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). 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29/13 CNS-2543007# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 482743 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Fremont City Family Dental, 4949 Stevenson Blvd. Ste. #J, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda Matthew J. Teramura DMD Inc., California, 326 Via Rosario, Fremont, CA 94539 This business is conducted by corporation 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.) Matthew J. Teramura DMD Inc. /s/ Matthew J. Teramura, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 13, 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). 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29/13 CNS-2541823# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 483135 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bay Area Paint Protection Film, 41556 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94539, County of Alameda. Donn P. Gomes, 41556 Paseo Padre Pkwy, 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 9-26-13. 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/ Donn P. Gomes This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 26, 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). 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22/13 CNS-2540495# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 483136 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Kidzpot, 3878 Village Terrace, Apt. 125, Fremont, CA 94536. Mildred Quintero Ibarra, 3878 Village Terrace, Apt. 125, Fremont, CA 94536. Gabaela Monroy Ozuna, 4823 Delores Dr., Union City, CA 94587. This business is conducted by The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 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/ Mildred Quintero Iharra This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September. 26, 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). 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22/13 CNS-2540487# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 482742 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NeoCutie, 3880 Decoto Rd. #122, Fremont, CA 94555, County of Alameda Neo Luxe LLC, CA, 3880 Decoto Rd. #122, Fremont, CA 94555 This business is conducted by a Limited liability company 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/ Mei Huei Liu, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 13, 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). 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22/13 CNS-2537990# STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME File No. 462752 The following person(s) has (have) abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Stars Day Spa, 46819 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539 The fictitious business name statement for the Partnership was filed on 3/17/2012 in the County of Alameda. Danping Yang, 15153 Swenson St., San Leandro, CA 94579 This business was conducted by: S/ Danping Yang, individual This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 17, 2013. 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22/13 CNS-2537980# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 482451 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Exidean, 34333 Portia Terrace, Fremont, CA 94555, County of Alameda Debashish Niyogi, 34333 Portia Terrace, 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 9/1/13 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/ Debashish Niyogi This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 5, 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). 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15/13 CNS-2537317# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 482813 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MathSeed, 43801 Mission Blvd., Suite 101, Fremont, CA 94539, County of Alameda. 3513 Dickenson Cmn, Fremont, CA 94538. MathSeed LLC, CA, 3513 Dickenson Cmn, Fremont, CA 94538. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. 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/ Hui Yi Pan, Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 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). 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15/13 CNS-2536268# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 482786 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MP Mini Mart, 38487 Fremont Blvd., #215, Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda David Castillo, 6990 Pontiac Dr., Reno, NV 89506 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/1/13 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/ David Castillo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 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). 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15/13 CNS-2535748# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 482767 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Just Kids Pediatric Dentistry, 1895 Mowry Ave., Ste. 121, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda Jonathan Chang DMD Inc., California, 1895 Mowry Ave., Ste. 121, 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 8/1/2013 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/ Jonathan Chang DMD, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 13, 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). 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15/13 CNS-2535742# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 482782 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: QMM, 150 Mohave Ter., Fremont, CA 94539, County of Alameda Qiong Mo, 150 Mohave Ter., 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/ Qiong Mo

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on September 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). 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15/13 CNS-2535531#

GOVERNMENT City of Union City Department of Public Works City Project No. 12-16 Notice to Contractor Sealed proposals for the work shown on the plans entitled: 2012-13 Sidewalk Repairs Project, City Project No. 12-16 will be received at the office of the City Clerk of the City of Union City, City Government Building, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, California, until 2:00 P.M. , Thursday, October 31, 2013,at which time they will be publicly opened and read in the Council Chambers of said building. This project is partly funded by Measure B and VLF Funds. The Contractor shall possess a Class C-8 California contractor’s license at the time this contract is awarded. Bids are required for the entire work described herein. This contract is subject to the State contract nondiscrimination and compliance requirements pursuant to Government Code Section 12990. Plans, specifications and proposal forms to be used for bidding on this project can be viewed at the various Builders’ Exchange in the Bay Area but can only be obtained at the Department of Public Works, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, California. To request a bid package to be mailed to you or for a copy of the Plan Holder’s List call (510) 675-5308. Plans and specifications fees are as follows: NON-REFUNDABLE FEE OF $10.00 PER CD (CONTAINING PROJECT DETAILS AND SPECIFICATION IN PDF FORMAT) WHEN PICKED UP AT THE PUBLIC WORKS’ COUNTER OR $20.00 IF REQUESTED TO BE MAILED General Work Description: The work to be done, in general, consist of removing and replacing approximately 12,000 SF of sidewalk, 1,500 LF of Curb & Gutter and performing other work items indicated and required by the plans, Standard Specifications and project specifications. The Engineer’s Estimate is $250,000. All questions should be e-mailed to Farooq Azim, City of Union City, at fazim@union or via fax at (510) 489-9468. The successful bidder shall furnish a Payment Bond, a Performance Bond, and a Maintenance Bond. Minimum wage rates for this project as predetermined by the Secretary of Labor are set forth in the special provisions. If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and prevailing wage rates determined by the Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the contractor and his subcontractors shall pay not less than the higher wage rates. Pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, the general prevailing rate of wages in the county in which the work is to be done has been determined by the Director of the wage rates and appear in the Department of Transportation publication entitled General Prevailing Wage Rates, (current semi-annual which have been predetermined and are on file with the Department of Industrial Relations are referenced but not printed in said publication. CITY OF UNION CITY DATED: 10/9/2013 10/15, 10/22/13 CNS-2544994#

PROBATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF WINTON SINCLAIR TURNER CASE NO. RP13696684 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Winton Sinclair Turner A Petition for Probate has been filed by Soojung Ko Hobi in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. The Petition for Probate requests that Soojung Ko Hobi be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The Petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court on November 6, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept. 201 located at 2120 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Clare H. Springs, Diane J. Fong, Springs & Associates, 601 California Street, Suite 1001, San Francisco, CA 94108, Telephone: (415) 675-1090 10/8, 10/15, 10/22/13 CNS-2542560#

Evergreen Oil public notice SUBMITTED BY AISHA KNOWLES The Alameda County Fire Department issued a public notice stating that the Evergreen Oil Refinery facility in Newark is undergoing a routine equipment and maintenance inspection Oct.13-24. The ACFD is notifying Newark, and surrounding areas, that there is a possibility of nuisance odors during Evergreen’s routine maintenance process.

The oil facility performed a similar inspection earlier this month. Maintenance shutdowns are planned on a regular basis to improve operating efficiency and assure compliance with Evergreen’s Bay Area Air Quality Management Permit and their Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) Permit. This shutdown will allow for repairs, conduct preventative maintenance, inspect equipment, and implement upgrades that cannot be installed while the processing unit is running

The local hazardous waste management company is one of the largest oil waste collectors in the state and the only re-refining operation on the west coast. It collects, transports, and recycles used motor oil, used oil filters, oily water, and other solid and toxic waste. For more information on the Alameda County Fire Department visit: To report an odor, call Evergreen at (510) 608-0180

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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 (, Hayward (, Milpitas (, Newark (, Union City (

Santa Clara County prepared for new clients due to Affordable Care Act SUBMITTED BY GWENDOLYN MITCHELL/LAUREL ANDERSON Under the Affordable Care Act, all American citizens and legal residents must have health insurance by January 1, 2014. WHO CAN GET COVERAGE THROUGH COVERED CALIFORNIA? •Individuals without insurance whether employed or unemployed •Individuals who have been denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions •Individuals who are not already on a government program •Individuals who are unable to obtain health insurance through their employer WHAT DOES THE PUBLIC NEED TO DO? If individuals already have health insurance from an employer, they don’t have to do anything. Many health care reform changes that affect plans are already in place. If there are additional changes, they should get those details at their next open enrollment. If someone is already self-insured, some plans are being updated to include protections health care reform requires. The health insurance plan should identify if there will be any changes that will affect their members’ coverage. Self-insured individuals can also check out California’s health insurance marketplace to see if one of those plans better meets individual needs. Go to to compare plans. If someone is uninsured, they may qualify for financial help (subsidies) or a tax credit. If they are not insured because of a pre-existing condition or illness, they can no longer be denied coverage. Go to to learn more.

Please note: Undocumented immigrants do not qualify for Affordable Care Act benefits; and Currently incarcerated individuals do not qualify for Affordable Care Act benefits. If a resident is in the Medi-Cal Program, coverage is the same, the individual just needs to renew every year as they do now. The Social Services Agency’s Health Care Reform Call Center opened October 1. The call center is open Monday-Saturday, from 8 a.m.8 p.m., the same hours as the Covered California phone lines to enable individuals calling Covered California’s 800 number (800-300-1506) to be transferred to the County’s call center and speak directly to a person, not an automated system. Social Services staff will also assist applicants who choose to apply online at, apply by mail or who come into agency offices. Additionally, interested community members can call direct at 408-758-3800, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to receive new information on health care programs and coverage options. Covered California offers five levels of coverage – bronze, silver, gold, and platinum and minimum coverage– with a range of premium and co-pay costs. Some options are more affordable than others. Depending on a person’s income and family size, they may qualify for financial help to pay. The County can help identify health care options or determine if they qualify for financial assistance. Patients of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and clinics can call the Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System Patient Access Department at 1-866-967-4677 to get more information about the plans offered by Covered California and to find out how to apply.

Calif. governor signs 1 limo safety bill, vetoes 1 AP WIRE SERVICE SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP), Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring limousines that operate in California to have emergency exits, but vetoed another bill requiring annual Highway Patrol limo inspections. The bills were introduced after a May limousine fire that killed five trapped women on a San Francisco Bay Area bridge. Brown on Friday signed SB 109, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Ellen Corbett of San Leandro, requiring limos that carry fewer than 10 passengers to have two push-out windows and two rear doors. But the governor vetoed SB338, requiring the CHP to conduct annual safety inspections for stretch limousines for a fee of $75. Brown said in a statement that the price is insufficient to cover the CHP’s costs, and urged the legislature to send him otherwise-identical legislation allowing for a higher fee.

Fremont Named 10th Happiest Mid-Sized City in America SUBMITTED BY CITY OF FREMONT We like to think of Fremont as a happy place. And this news really makes us want to put our dancing shoes on. According to a recent survey by CareerBliss, Fremont ranks in the Top 10 happiest mid-sized cities in America. [CareerBliss is an online “Career Community”] Now, you might be wondering how one measures happiness. CareerBliss surveyed thousands of workers around the country, measuring various factors, including employees’ relationships with co-workers and bosses, work environment, job resources, compensation, company culture, and opportunities for growth. The City of Fremont is proud to be home to a diversified economy among several sectors including advancing manufacturing, semiconductors and cleantech. While the hightech companies tend to get the

spotlight, our thriving small business community – ranging from mom-and-pops to startups – are central to the city’s economic future and we champion their success. With benefits like prime accessibility to BART, startup tax incentives, and a brand new Downtown on the rise, it’s no wonder our Fremont workforce has a little pep in their step. We’ve got a world-class workforce that’s not just successful, but also supremely happy – and that gives us a reason to smile. CareerBliss Happiest Mid-Size Cities 2013 1 Sacramento California 2 Albuquerque New Mexico 3 Plano Texas 4 Richmond Virginia 5 Costa Mesa California 6 Atlanta Georgia 7 San Jose California 9 Tempe Arizona 10 Fremont California A mid-size city is defined as an area with a population of greater than 100,000, but less than 1 million.

Fremont City Council October 8, 2013 Consent Calendar: Amend agreement with FM3 in an amount not-to-exceed $45,000 for 2013 Community Survey Removed from Consent: Authorize plan to surplus and dispose of City-owned property at 37350 Sequoia Road, 3723 Darwin Drive, 3393 Washington Boulevard, 37645 Second Street, 43227 Mission Boulevard, Stevenson Boulevard and Stevenson Place, Pickering Avenue and Canyon Heights, Palm Avenue near I-680, Decoto Road and Fremont Boulevard and Irsherwood Way and Paseo Padre Parkway.

Union City City Council Meeting October 8, 2013 City Manager Reports Overview of National Manufacturing Day event and update on industrial sector. Economic Development Manager Gloria Ortega is optimistic about Union City’s potential for growth in the industrial sector, particularly the manufacturing industry. Preliminary fiscal year 2012-13

Public question about legal ownership of some properties and disposition of proceeds. Public Communications: Speaker approved of use of foreclosed residence renovation as fulfillment of affordable housing requirement for developers. Scheduled Items: Amend development policy standards for multifamily residential development. Design principles involve context sensitive design, site planning & layout, open space & landscape, building design & architecture, and sustainability. Guidelines are designed to be flexible without mandatory requirements for long term application. Developer representative noted that changes should not “put

us all in a big box” that “stack” regulations that cannot be met; cantilevered designs should be considered satisfactory. An appeal process is included. Council Communications: Appoint John M. Cleary to Human Relations Commission, term to expire 12/31/14 Amend Council assignments to appoint Mayor Harrison as designee on Alameda County Transportation Commission – Sue Chan as alternate.

4th quarter report projects a surplus of $594,827 Consent Calendar Adopt a resolution authorizing a contract between Union City and Alameda County for housing rehabilitation services from $500 to $2,000 for minor home repairs to $35,000 for major housing rehabilitation. Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the Alameda County Probation Department for counseling and case management services provided under the juvenile probation

and camp funded program from the period from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and appropriating an amount not to exceed $175,724 to the Youth and Family Services Division of the Leisure Services Department for Program Implementation Expenses for the period from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci Aye Vice Mayor Emily Duncan Aye Councilmember Lorrin Ellis: Aye Councilmember Pat Gacoscos: Aye Councilmember Jim Navarro: Aye

Newark City Council October 10, 2013 Work Session: Update of draft General Plan “tuneup” by Barry Miller (consultant). Plan elements reviewed including goals, policies and actions. Goals and vision of previous plan retained with an update of timeframe, best practices and current and emerging issues such as health, sustainability and economic development. Seven required elements plus additional including Economic Development, Sustainability, Parks & Recreation, Community Services and Facilities. Although Housing is a General Plan element, it has a separate timeline. Environmental Impact Report pending. Public comment critical: lack of restructured goals and development problems especially regarding development, insufficient time to review public comments, ongoing lawsuit regarding Area 3&4. Public Hearings scheduled for October 22, 2013 at Planning Commission and November 14 at City Council. More information can be found at under the quick link “ongoing projects.” Presentations and Proclamations: Presentation by Superintendent of Newark Unified School District, Dr. Dave Marken regarding philosophy and action plans of district resulting in double digit gains in API scores, highest in Alameda County. Focus is on Student Learning with an emphasis on curriculum, innovative classes, English as second language and key third grade support. Graham Elementary School was in the top 3% of the State of California. Dr. Marken noted that a large factor for success of the educational system is addressing truancy early in school years. City Council Matters: Approve leave credit for City Attorney Benoun Oral Communications: City asked to address “compost” refuse left without supervision or necessary attention, creating a nuisance and attraction for additional trash. Mayor Alan Nagy Aye Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca Aye Luis Freitas Absent Maria “Sucy” Collazo Aye Robert Marshall Aye

Mayor Bill Harrison Aye Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Absent Suzanne Lee Chan Aye Vinnie Bacon Aye Raj Salwan Aye

Ohlone College Board of Trustees Meeting October 9, 2013 Ceremonial Item Approval of resolution declaring and affirming October as National Diabetes Month. Standing Reports Associated Students of Ohlone College President Mat Weber reported that the student body has held a special election to fill several executive positions. President/Superintended reported that College Night and Transfer Day were successful and that the Speech & Debate team won third place in a tournament. Faculty Senate President Jeff O’Connell reported that the Position Planning Committee is now meeting and announced that Alison Kuehner is faculty member of the month. Consent Agenda Approval of payroll warrants in the amount of $2,005,743.96 Resolutions to approve designation of authorized signatures. Ratification of contracts with Clark Pest Control, Clear Channel Outdoor Advert and others. Award Bid to Wildlife Control Technology, inc. in the amount of $165,000 for wildlife abatement. Award bid to Guerra Construction Group in the amount of $584,792 for repair to Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology. Ratification of President/Superintendent’s contract, which includes a $226,390 salary as well as expenses. (all ayes) Removed from Consent Board member Cox removed items approving contracts with Steinberg Architects from the consent to recuse herself due to a political contribution. (six ayes, one abstention) To the board for Discussion and/or Action Approved agreements for salary increases of 1.57% to United Faculty of Ohlone, California School Employees Association, Service Employees International Union, administrators, managers, supervisors and confidential employees. Ms. Vivien Larsen, Chair: Aye Mr. Garrett Yee, Vice Chair: Aye Mr. Greg Bonaccorsi: Aye Mr. Kevin Bristow: Aye Ms. Teresa Cox: Aye (two abstentions) Ms. Jan Giovannini-Hill: Aye Mr. Rich Waters: Aye Ms. Prabhjot Kaur, Student: Aye (advisory only)

Patients given direct access to physical therapy SUBMITTED BY JEFF BARBOSA

Governor Signs Corbett Limo Safety Bill SUBMITTED BY JULIE LUJANO

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) on October 7, 2013 that eliminates a long-standing requirement that patients must first get approval from a physician before seeing a physical therapist for treatment. By signing Wieckowski’s bill, Brown made sure California will now join 36 states and the District of Columbia in allowing patients to self-refer to physical therapists. The current barrier to direct access is caused by a 47year-old state Attorney General opinion that any person seeking the treatment of a physical therapist must first obtain a diagnosis from a medical doctor. Under the compromise achieved in Wieckowski’s bill, if at any time a physical therapist believes a patient has conditions or symptoms outside of their scope of practice, the patient must be referred to the appropriate health care professional. A patient will be allowed to see the physical therapist for 12 visits or 45 days after which time they will go to a physician for examination.

Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (DEast Bay) announced that Governor Jerry Brown signed a critical limousine safety bill that increases the number of required exit points in the passenger compartment of these vehicles. Limousine operators will also be required to instruct passengers on the safety features of the vehicle before the beginning of any trip. SB 109 applies to all new limousines after July 1, 2015 and contains a two-and-a-half year phase-in period for existing limousines. Following a deadly limo fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge that killed five women in early May, as well as a second incident in Walnut Creek where 10 elderly women narrowly escaped serious injury in mid-June, Senator Corbett became convinced that enhanced safety requirements were indeed necessary to ensure limousine passenger safety.

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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

(510) 739-1000

Rotary Club of Fremont We meet Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at Spin-a-Yarn Restuaruant 45915 Warm Springs Blvd. Fremont, 510-656-9141 Service through Fun http://the/ Please come visit our club We wlecome new members

Dawn Breakers Lions Club Our Motto is: WE SERVE Meetings -1st & 3rd Thursdays 6:45am-8am El Patio Restaurant 37311 Fremont, Blvd., Fremont We welcome Men & Women with desire to serve our community 510-371-4065 for Free Brochure

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

Help with Home Repairs from Alameda County No cost or favorable, low interest loans are available for home remodeling for qualified homeowners in Fremont, Union City, Sunol and Newark. Call (510)670-5399 for an application and more information.

Gamblers Anonymous Has gambling taken over your life or the life of someone you know? Thursday night 7:30pm Grace Lutheran Church 36060 Fremont Blvd., Fremont Helpline (855)-222-5542 or

Mission San Jose Chamber Meets1st & 3rd Wednesdays Dominican Sisters of MSJ Dining Room @7:30 am Find businesses and fun In Fremont’s historical Mission San Jose District info@MSJ or visit our website at

Friendship Force of San Francisco Bay Area Want to experience a country and its culture with local hosts and promote global goodwill? Clubs in 56 countries. Upcoming local programs on Burma and Norway. Call 510-794-6844 or 793-0857

Become the speaker & leader you want to be Citizens for Better Communicators (CBC) Toastmasters Guests and Visitors welcome Saturdays 10:15am Unitek College Room 141 4580 Auto Mall Pkwy., Fremont 510-862-0893

Afro-American Cultural & Historical Society, Inc. Meetings: Third Saturday 5:30pm in member homes Call: 510-793-8181 for location Email: See web for Speical Events We welcome all new members Celebrating 40th anniversary

Tri-City Ecology Center Your local environmental leader! Eco-Grants available to Residents & Organizations of the Tri-City area working on Environmental projects. For info see Office open Thursdays, 11am-2pm 3375 Country Dr., Fremont 510-783-6222

Take Off Pounds Sensibly An affordable, non-profit Weight loss support group Meetings Thurs. 10am Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church 35660 Cedar Blvd., Newark For more information, call Diane 510-657-4403 Come and check up out We’ll be weighting for you.


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

KIWANIS CLUB OF FREMONT We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. Fremont/Newark Hilton 39900 Balentine Drive, Newark Contact Elise Balgley at (510) 693-4524

Daughters of the American Revolution Ohlone Chapter Visit our meetings. We have activities promoting historic preservation, education & patriotism 1st Sat of each mo. Sept - May - 10 am-12 p Centerville Presbyterian Church 4360 Central Ave, Fremont

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 Or call Tracy (510) 793-6472 American Cribbage Congress

NARFE National Assoc of Active and Retired Federal Employees Meet 4th Friday of Month Fremont Senior Center Central Park @ Noon All current or retired Federal Employees are welcome. Call Ellen 510-656-7963

Steps Along the Way The Journey to Healing and Wholeness from hurts and hangups using the 12 steps Wednesday nights 7pm New Hope Community Church 2190 Peralta Blvd., Fremont 510-739-0430

Troubled by someone’s drinking? Help is Here!

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

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

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

SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments)

Maitri Immigration Program

FREE Restraining Order Clinic (Domestic Violence) Tues. Hayward Police 1-4 pm Wed. Fremont Police 9 am - 1 pm

Free Assistance and Referrals for Domestic Violence Survivors. Provide Services in Hindi, Punjabi, Bangla, Tamil and many other South Asian languages. Crisis line: 888-8-Maitri Please call for screening.

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

Seabreeze Community Forum of Union City

Thurs. San Leandro Police 9 am - noon

Fri SAVE Office 9 am - noon Office (510) 574-2250 24/7 Hotline (510) 794-6055

Senior Exercise Class

Be a part of a group of neighbors working towards the improvement of our community. Visit: To join, send email to:

MEN & Women South Hayward Wed & Fri 9:00 - 10:15 am 121 Ranchero Way Hayward (Clubhouse) Gentle Aerobics, Hand weights Stretch bands & Floor work 510-304-5492

We Need Volunteers!

Looking for a place to DISPLAY YOUR ART?

Sparkpoint FRC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) needs volunteers. No experience necessary. Need Greeters, Translators & Ambassadors. Information Information Meetings Thurs 9/26 & Wed10/16 6-8:30pm Fremont Family Resource Center 39155 Liberty St., Fremont Carolyn Robertson 510-574-2003

All Mediums welcome Oils, Watercolors, Ceramics, Etc. Eontact the Fremont Art Assoc. 37697 Niles Blvd., Fremont 510-792-0905 $40 Membership required

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups A no cost program of support for people suffering from effects of alcoholism in a friend or loved one. Call 276-2270 for meeting information email: www/ You are not alone.

Help with Math & Reading You can make a difference by helping Newark children with Math and reading. If you can give one hour a week, you can give a life-long gift of learning to a child. Contact 510-797-2703 dia aarp

New DimensionChorus Men’s 4 Part Vocal Harmony In the “Barbershop” style Thursdays at 7pm Calvary Luther Church 12500 Via Magdelena SanLorenzo Contact: 510-332-2489


Shout out to your community 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.

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

FREE AIRPLANE RIDES FOR KIDS AGES 8-17 Young Eagles Hayward Airport various Saturdays Please call with questions (510) 703-1466

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 39999 Blacow Rd., Fremont

Unity of Fremont A Positive Path for Spiritual Living 12:30 am Sunday Service 1351 Driscoll Rd (at Christian Science Church), Fremont 510-797-5234 “The Church of the Daily Word”

First United Methodist Church Music Series 2950 Washington Blvd., Fremont Free 30 min. organ, piano & guest artist recitals. Generally first Sunday each month 4pm. Check website for exceptions Free-will offering benefits humanitarian charities

AARP Newark Meetings

Messiah Lutheran Church

Newark Senior Center 7401 Enterprise Drive., Newark last Monday of each month at 10:00 am. All seniors (50+) are welcome to attend Contact 510-402-8318

Church Service - Sunday 10 a.m. Bible Study - Sunday 9 a.m. Sunday School 2nd & 4th Sunday each month @ 11:15am and community events 25400 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward Phone: (510) 782-6727

Serious Mental Illness Free courses and presentations for caregivers of someone with a serious mental illness and those with a mental illness in Alameda County. For details, confidentially contact: Joe Rose at 510-378-1578 or email to

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

The Bridge of Faith Christmas Crafts Boutique 37343 Whitman, Hayward December 7, 8am-4pm Starts 10am Santa presents Bring own cameras Arts-CraftsRaffle-Bake Sale! Contact: Priscilla For Details 510-861-2680

Fremont Repair Cafe Are you interested in Joining this group Team of Fremont residents want to start a Repair Cafe. Non-Profit organization. Want to encourage people to bring in old items and get them repaired by volunteers. Please respond to

First United Methodist Church Music Series 2950 Washington Blvd.,Fremont Free 30 min. Organ, Piano & Guest Artist Recitals. Generally first Sunday each month 4pm Check website for exceptions Free-will offering benefits humanitarian charties

Little Lamb Preschool Open House Saturday, March 15 1pm-4pm. Drop in and visit the class rooms ad meet the teachers. Registration information will be available. Free ice cream sundaes. Everyone invited!

Writers Open Mic Share your creativity with an audience! 7-9 p.m. fourth Mondays BookSmart, Lower Level, NewPark Mall, in Newark Tony Pino (510) 857-6722

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Tri-City Volunteers Food Bank Invigorate your spirit & volunteer. Drop ins welcome Mon - Fri. Work off your Traffic violation by giving back to the community in need. Students 14 years & older welcome. Email Erin:

Fremont Wood Carvers

Mission Trails Mustangs

Fremont Area Writers

Visit our friendly carving group! We help you get started. No need to buy supplies at first. There are no fees or dues. Adults of all ages are welcome. Drop in Wednesdays 7-9pm Fremont Senior Center 40204 Paseo Padre Pdw., Fremont

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

Want to write? Meet other writers? Join us from 2-4 p.m. every fourth Saturday except July and December. Rm. 223 at DeVry University, 6600 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont Call Carol at (510) 565-0619

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Toyota riding momentum in wild acceleration cases But a lawyer whose case will go before a federal jury in early November discounted the broader impact of Thursday’s verdict. Because the Uno case involved acceleration after an initial accident, “that gave the jury a way out and allowed them to simply assign all the liability to the first collision,’’ attorney Todd A. Walburg said. He is bringing a claim that a Camry in Georgia accelerated uncontrollably due to defective electronics before crashing into a school. Walburg said he believes his case is a winner, but his legal team faces several challenges. One is that all 12 jurors must agree Toyota was liable; another, he said, is that the carmaker picked the case as a ``bellwether’’ federal trial. “Theoretically, it should be Toyota’s strongest case,’’ Walburg said. “If we’re able to win this case, Toyota will have a lot of thinking to do.’’ The Los Angeles verdict added to Toyota’s legal victories: In 2011, a federal jury in New York found that the company wasn’t responsible for a 2005 crash.

Sign Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting The City of Fremont is in the process of updating its Sign Ordinance (FMC Title 18, Chapter 18.193). Join Planning Manager Kristie Wheeler for a stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22 to learn more. The meeting will include a presentation and opportunity to ask questions about the proposed amendments. View the draft Sign Ordinance and associated Business Guide at: Sign Ordinance meeting Tuesday, Oct 22 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Development Svcs Ctr., Niles Conf Rm. 39550 Liberty St., Fremont (510) 494-4454

CSU campuses now accepting applications BY NICOLE ELLIS The application period for admission to the fall 2014 school year for all California State University campuses is now open. High school seniors, community college transfers, and anyone else interested in attending one of the 23 CSU campuses is now able to log on to the application website and apply. The process is easy. The CSUMentor website allows students to explore their options. It offers tools like matching assistant, comparative view, campus facts, and distance search to help narrow the various campus choices down. Once a school, or schools, is chosen, students can fill out an online application on the same website. Other helpful sites include a CSU degree search where students can select various preferences, like an area of study, and the website will suggest a degree program that best fits their needs. The CSU is the largest system of higher education in the country with just under 500,000 students and 50,000 faculty members. The CSU system awards thousands of degrees a year and has done so since its creation in 1961. CSU’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education. After applying for a CSU, students can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) or California Dream Act application beginning in 2014. CSU students benefit from one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation, but more than half of all CSU students receive student aid. For the past several years, the CSU system had to turn away around 25,000 eligible students each year because of budget cuts. With the state’s reinvestment in higher education in the 2013-14 budget, CSU’s enrollment will increase by about 6,000 students over the course of the year. Although the numbers are slowing increasing, nearly 20,000 students will be turned away due to inadequate funding this upcoming year. The CSU Board of Trustees looked over an initial budget proposal for the 2014-15 school year that includes a request for additional funding to further grow enrollment. The Bay Area is home to three CSU campuses: CSU East Bay, San Francisco, and San Jose. All 23 campuses encourage applicants to have their applications in by Nov. 30. For more information visit:

The Union City Historical Museum 3841 Smith St. Union City Open Thurs.-Sat 10am-4pm Visit our Museum. You’ll find valuable information about our community, past history and current happenings. Call Myrla 510-378-6376

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Calif. is first state to ban lead ammo for hunting Lead is the leading cause of death for the remaining wild California condors, which can be found in California, Baja California, Arizona and Utah. Supporters say the use of lead bullets not only endangers wildlife but also puts people who eat game killed with the ammunition at risk. Jennifer Fearing of the Humane Society of the United States, which sponsored the bill along with Defenders of Wildlife and Audubon California, said more than 30 states have limited when lead bullets can be used, such as by season or by geography. “This common-sense law should serve as an example for the rest of the nation on the urgent need to stop releasing this dangerous toxin into the environment,’’ Fearing said.

Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, who carried AB711, said in a statement Friday that the ban makes sense because lead has already been prohibited in paint, gasoline and toys. The ban will be phased in by July 2019. The new law requires the state Fish and Game Commission to enact regulations by July 2015, which will detail when the ban goes into effect for different types of hunting and in various areas of the state. Brown said in his signing statement the time between adopting the regulations and requiring the ban to be in full effect will give hunters time to adjust to the new rules. He also said he will direct officials to consider incentives for hunters to make the transition.

US retailers report modest Sept. sales gains BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP RETAIL WRITER NEW YORK (AP), Several U.S. retailers reported modest sales gains for September as shoppers who were worried about a partial government shutdown and the overall economy pulled back their spending from the prior month. The results increase concerns about how shoppers will spend for the crucial holiday season, the largest shopping selling period for retailers. Revenue at stores opened at least a year – a measure of a retailer’s health– rose 2.7 percent in September, according to a preliminary tally of 9 retailers

by the International Council of Shopping Centers. That was a slower pace than the 3.5 percent increase posted in August. L Brands, the parent of Victoria’s Secret, and Costco Wholesale Corp. were among the chains that reported results that missed Wall Street estimates, while Stein Mart Inc. posted results that beat analysts’ expectations. Only a sliver of retail chains report monthly sales figures, and the list doesn’t include WalMart Stores, Macy’s Inc. and many other large chains. But it offers some clues into consumer spending heading into the holiday shopping season. L Brands, the parent of Vic-

ARTICLE AND PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY MIESHA HARDY Milpitas High School students can look forward to developing a green thumb this school year. On October 8 faculty, staff and community members gathered for a Plant Day dedication ceremony at the school’s Calera Creek Garden, an American Heart Association (AHA) Teaching Garden sponsored by SanDisk Corporation as part of an education initiative to help promote healthy bodies and minds. During the ceremony Gordon Sanford, teacher and coordinator of the Teaching Garden expressed excitement about the program that will give hundreds of science, culinary arts and special education students an opportunity to experience a hands-on laboratory where they can learn how to plant seeds, nurture growing plants and harvest their own produce. “It’s great to teach life science in the classroom and be able to bring it to life,” said Sanford. “Many students are asking more questions because they can connect what they’re learning in the classroom to what they’re planting in the teaching garden.” Students have committed to following an aggressive planting schedule that will include a variety of vegetables like broccoli, carrots and spinach, to name a few. They are looking forward to tasting the fruits of their labor. Their first harvest is expected in early December. Wen Wen Li, an AHA volunteer and nursing professor at San Francisco State University, presented a special Teaching Garden plaque to display, honoring the school’s commitment to health. “The Teaching Garden is truly a wonderful way to get kids thinking about what they eat and developing good eating habits,” stated Li. “They can share their

toria’s Secret, reported that revenue at stores opened at least a year rose just 1 percent in September, below the 2 percent gain that analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected. Costco Wholesale Corp. reported Wednesday that revenue at stores opened at least a year rose 3 percent, below the 3.7 percent gain that was anticipated by Wall Street. September was a difficult month. Warmer-than-usual weather hurt sales of sweaters and other fall clothes. But economic concerns also dampened sales. Shoppers worry that the partial government shutdown, which is on its tenth day and

has forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job, will be prolonged. That, and the possibility that politicians won’t resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit before the U.S. Treasury’s borrowing authority is exhausted next week, adds to the concerns. A financial default could plunge the economy into recession, cause interest rates to increase and home values to drop. Those worries compound challenges retailers have had in trying to get shoppers spending again. The job and housing markets are improving, but that hasn’t yet translated into sustained spending increases among most shoppers.

knowledge with their family and friends and overall positively impact their cardiovascular health.” For more information about the Teaching Gardens program and how you can participate visit

(from L to R): Milpitas USD Superintendent Cary Matsuoka; Gordon Sanford, science teacher; Wen-Wen Li, American Heart Assoc. volunteer and Principal Ken Schlaff.

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HOME SALES REPORT CASTRO VALLEY | TOTAL SALES: 09 Highest $: 970,000 Median $: 660,000 Lowest $: 440,000 Average $: 659,333 ADDRESS


17547 Garland Court 2736 Jennifer Drive 3994 Oleander Way 19518 Redwood Glen 17023 Rolando Avenue 19548 Stanton Avenue 5907 Bellingham Drive 6717 Crow Canyon Road 34726 Palomares Road

94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94552 94552 94552


615,000 660,000 840,000 449,000 440,000 505,000 770,000 685,000 970,000

3 3 5 2 2 3 4 3 -




1697 1486 2723 1777 1209 1320 2098 1680 2099

1954 1962 1977 1976 1941 1965 1987 1994 -

09-06-13 09-06-13 09-04-13 09-06-13 08-30-13 09-04-13 09-05-13 09-05-13 09-05-13

FREMONT | TOTAL SALES:42 Highest $: 1,450,000 Median $: Lowest $: 89,000 Average $: ADDRESS


38455 Bronson Street #223 94536 35947 Cabrillo Drive 94536 38929 Cherry Glen Common 94536 38627 Cherry Lane #105 94536 38627 Cherry Lane #5 94536 35980 Dering Place 94536 38742 Huntington Circle 94536 38749 Huntington Circle 94536 5011 Mattos Court 94536 37168 Meadowbrook Cn #205 94536 38228 Paseo Padre Pkwyy #1694536 37086 Penzance Common 94536 35609 Pond Drive 94536 4387 Romilly Way 94536 36443 Sea Breeze Common 94536 1322 Steelhead Common 94536 1270 Walleye Common 94536 4823 Bryce Canyon Park Drive 94538 42790 Deauville Park Court 94538 3585 Dickenson Common 94538 39074 Donner Way 94538 39224 Guardino Drive #214 94538 39029 Guardino Drive #324 94538 40846 Ingersoll Terrace 94538 3843 Mission View Drive 94538 4875 Omar Street 94538 4760 Phelan Avenue 94538 4474 Sacramento Avenue 94538 4539 Wheeler Drive 94538 2553 Corriea Way 94539 47448 Fernald Street 94539 277 Hidalgo Court 94539 46307 Klamath Street 94539 42410 Paseo Padre Parkway 94539 1115 Sioux Court 94539 47112 Warm Springs Bd #135 94539 5428 Buckner Terrace 94555 34306 Kenwood Drive 94555 32389 Lake Temescal Lane 94555 4225 Sedge Street 94555 34392 Torrington Court 94555 3032 Wolsey Place 94555





260,000 450,000 375,000 250,000 89,000 685,000 490,500 396,000 820,000 385,000 261,000 395,000 612,000 675,000 584,000 620,000 545,000 600,000 750,000 635,000 431,500 280,000 380,000 375,000 483,500 650,500 555,000 530,000 485,000 792,000 705,000 1,450,000 1,265,000 1,150,000 1,440,000 268,000 705,000 853,000 586,000 680,000 674,500 730,000

950 1148 840 938 1199 1703 1248 964 1902 1123 1033 1140 1370 1811 1753 1400 1178 1581 1321 1638 996 693 1053 1188 1608 1822 1308 1008 1148 1298 1234 2862 2442 2290 3000 760 1481 1950 1346 2051 1305 1474

1970 1957 1987 1974 1974 1968 1989 1989 1986 1984 1970 1987 1989 1965 2004 1994 1995 1963 1963 1997 1959 1990 1987 1987 1954 1963 1960 1961 1959 1972 1961 1974 1968 1977 1983 1982 1988 1989 1975 1979 1970 1977

09-04-13 09-05-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-05-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-09-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-09-13 09-06-13 09-04-13 09-09-13 09-04-13 09-09-13 09-05-13 09-06-13 09-04-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-04-13 09-09-13 08-30-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-04-13 09-06-13 09-05-13 09-04-13 09-05-13 09-09-13 09-05-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-05-13 09-06-13 09-05-13 09-04-13 09-05-13

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

HAYWARD | TOTAL SALES: 16 Highest $: 790,000 Median $: Lowest $: 120,000 Average $: ADDRESS


698 Kingsford Way 94541 3114 Madsen Street 94541 1285 Martin Luther King Drive 94541 24835 St. Luke Court 94541 25912 Hayward Boulevard #31894542 1201 Highland Boulevard 94542 3212 Round Hill Drive 94542 27910 Andrea Street 94544 32419 Dearborn Street 94544 1288 Encina Street 94544 28134 Harvey Avenue 94544 30849 Vanderbilt Street 94544 27617 Del Norte Court 94545 2680 Driftwood Street 94545 25495 Seaver Street 94545 1234 Stanhope Lane #170 94545


390,000 545,000 511,000 495,000 160,000 379,000 660,000 250,000 400,000 400,000 415,000 510,000 230,000 790,000 453,000 120,000

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


1278 Acadia Avenue 887 Alcosta Drive 1539 Big Basin Drive 794 Coyote Street 348 Gerald Circle 1749 Lee Way 1753 Lee Way 1765 Lee Way 1805 McCandless Drive 1462 Platt Avenue 800 South Abel Street #215 947 Ternura Loop 1804 View Drive 311 West Capitol Avenue

95035 95035 95035 95035 95035 95035 95035 95035 95035 95035 95035 95035 95035 95035


648,000 940,000 385,000 510,000 897,000 534,000 555,000 566,500 551,000 630,000 545,000 835,000 514,000 625,000

4 4 3 3 3 2 4 3 3



1381 2204 2040 1404 1246 1386 927 1468 1119 1335 1609 988 3031 1509 748

2003 2009 1958 1983 1952 1968 1952 1951 1956 1983 1955 1970 2004 1960 1989

09-06-13 09-06-13 09-03-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-03-13 09-06-13 09-05-13 09-06-13 09-04-13 09-04-13 09-06-13 09-09-13 09-06-13 09-04-13 09-06-13


36259 Birkshire Place 7037 Cabernet Avenue 39931 Cedar Boulevard #203 5840 Musick Avenue 39943 Parada Street #A 39810 Potrero Drive 6213 Quartz Place 6301 Quicksilver Avenue 6852 Rochelle Avenue

94560 94560 94560 94560 94560 94560 94560 94560 94560


570,000 500,000 240,500 380,000 311,000 545,000 640,000 555,000 570,000

5 3 1 3 2 2 3

555,000 623,964




1504 2874 1180 1091 1484 1309 2524 1242 1630

1970 1981 1971 1964 1964 2007 2006 1970 1970

09-16-13 09-18-13 09-13-13 09-12-13 09-17-13 09-12-13 09-12-13 09-12-13 09-12-13 09-16-13 09-12-13 09-17-13 09-13-13 09-18-13

NEWARK | TOTAL SALES: 09 Highest $: 640,000 Median $: Lowest $: 240,500 Average $: ADDRESS

400,000 419,250


MILPITAS | TOTAL SALES: 14 Highest $: 940,000 Median $: Lowest $: 385,000 Average $: ADDRESS

584,000 603,488

1550 Bancroft Avenue 275 Beverly Avenue 208 Bowling Green Street 1400 Carpentier Street #320 1401 East Juana Avenue 2895 Marineview Drive 1121 Tulip Lane 1038 Victoria Avenue 505 West Merle Court


94577 94577 94577 94577 94577 94577 94577 94577 94577


263,000 460,000 320,000 192,000 594,000 819,000 560,000 365,000 330,000

2 3 2 1 2 3 4 3 2

94578 94578 94579 94579

375,000 445,000 635,000 471,000

2 3 4 3

811 1317 2551 1465

1939 2007 2000 1951

09-06-13 08-30-13 09-04-13 09-06-13

SAN LORENZO | TOTAL SALES: 07 Highest $: 470,000 Median $: 385,000 Lowest $: 340,000 Average $: 401,429 ADDRESS


1810 Bandoni Avenue 1552 Via Amigos 15752 Via Esmond 17249 Via Estrella 17316 Via Frances 17328 Via Melina 1790 Via Redondo

94580 94580 94580 94580 94580 94580 94580


375,000 470,000 385,000 340,000 375,000 440,000 425,000

3 3 3 2 3 3 4




1130 1249 1400 1420 1471 1031 1582

1952 1955 1955 1948 1953 1952 1954

09-06-13 09-04-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-05-13 09-06-13 09-09-13

UNION CITY | TOTAL SALES:06 Highest $: 845,000 Median $: Lowest $: 287,000 Average $: ADDRESS


2423 Diablo Place 32513 Endeavour Way 2437 Heritage Way 2420 Maraschino Place 30580 Meridien Circle 4482 Pomponi Street

94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587


600,000 287,000 845,000 475,000 743,000 770,000

3 2 4 3 4 4

600,000 620,000





1591 856 3020 1382 2847 2043

1967 1972 1998 1972 1994 1994

09-06-13 09-06-13 09-04-13 09-05-13 09-06-13 09-06-13

Student newspaper wins awards SUBMITTED BY OHLONE COLLEGE Nearly doubling last year’s take of seven awards, Ohlone College’s student-run newspaper, The Monitor, brought home a total of 12 awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ (JACC) Northern California conference at the end of September. The Monitor’s Faculty Advisor Rob Dennis, Editor-in-Chief Louis LaVenture, and Photo Editor Tam Duong, Jr. represented Ohlone College at the JACC conference held at Sacramento State University. The conference included workshops and competitions throughout the day, presented by working journalists and many experts in the media. The Monitor won the coveted Newspaper General Excellence award, which is presented to nine community colleges that exhibit high standards in print form. Last semester the online version of the Monitor won the general excellence award. In addition to this high honor, other awards won by the Ohlone Monitor student newspaper staff include: Manika Casterline, who won first place for Inside Page Layout (Tabloid); second place awards in the same category went to Celia Freire and LaVenture; and a fourth place for Photo illustration went to Duong. Other winners include Hannah Walrod, who took second place for Information Graphic and third place for Student Designed Advertisement; Duong, who won third place for Photo Illustration and second place for Sports Feature Photo; Tara Ingraham, who won fourth place for Feature Photo; LaVenture and Duong who teamed up to win fourth place for Information Graphic; and LaVenture who garnered an honorable mention for Sports Game Story and the onthe-spot Opinion Writing Contest. For more information about the Monitor visit

COIL Charter School announces National Merit students SUBMITTED BY REBECCA SILVA Principal Lisa Cole, of Circle of Independent Learning (COIL) Charter School recently announced that Hilary Sanders and Cauveri Suresh have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/NATIONAL Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

Kids who stutter have a lot to say. This is certainly true in the Stuttering Foundation’s “Stuttering: For Kids, By Kids,” a DVD starring kids who stutter, available at most public libraries. Many children who stutter have never met anyone else who struggles with the same disability. But in this DVD created by the non-profit organization, they meet other kids who recount how they handle challenges like teasing, speaking out in class, and teaching others about stuttering. Swish, a lively and engaging animated basketball character designed by students at Purdue University, narrates the DVD. The children, who range in age from first graders to high school students, offer frank and sometimes differing views on stuttering. “It’s no big deal;” says Matthew, a 10-year-old, regarding his speech difficulties. Kate, a nine-year-old featured in the DVD, worries about talking, the unknown, and whether or not she’ll stutter. “The hardest part about stuttering is to get through it and to stay in there when you’re stuck,” shares Arianne, a 14year-old stutterer. Umang agrees with Arianne. “Sometimes it gets kind of annoying when you want to say something and you can’t,” the 12year-old confesses. “I also get worried what other people might think if I do stutter and wonder if I’ll be able to get out of my blocks and things.” “All those interested in helping kids learn more about stuttering will want to see this tape,” said speech-language pathologist Bill Murphy of Purdue University. “The children featured are a perfect example of how to openly and honestly handle stuttering.” “This is an important tool for families and teachers of kids who stutter,” added Jane Fraser, president of the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation. Other professionals and specialists in stuttering taking part in this production include Kristin A. Chmela, of Northwestern University, Joe Donaher, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Lisa Scott, of Florida State University, and Lee Caggiano, of “Friends,” a support group for children. Oct. 22 is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Check out a copy of “Stuttering: For Kids, By Kids” from the surrounding libraries that received a copy. They include: Alameda County Library in Fremont, Hayward Public Library, Oakland Public Library; and Union City Library. For more information, visit

Kids participate in Walk & Roll to School Day SUBMITTED BY TESS LENGYEL

545,000 479,056




1890 1810 777 1016 1448 1388 1724 1519 1686

1963 1974 1985 1955 1984 1995 1979 1979 1962

09-05-13 09-04-13 09-05-13 08-30-13 09-09-13 09-09-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-05-13

SAN LEANDRO | TOTAL SALES:13 Highest $: 819,000 Median $: 445,000 Lowest $: 192,000 Average $: 448,385 ADDRESS

1472 159th Avenue 606 Heather Glenn Lane 15580 Baypoint Avenue 1262 Oberlin Avenue




1405 1898 1137 815 1416 2505 1742 1076 1089

1976 1928 1942 1983 1940 1966 1924 1921

09-06-13 09-06-13 09-05-13 09-04-13 09-04-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-06-13 09-06-13

On October 9, Students from more than 100 elementary, middle, and high schools in Alameda County walked, bicycled, scootered, skateboarded, carpooled or rode transit to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders on International Walk & Roll to School Day. “Recent studies are demonstrating what we’ve all experienced - that kids who bike or walk to school concentrate better,” said Alameda CTC Chair Supervisor Scott Haggerty. “I’m pleased that there is such extensive support in Alameda County and in our schools for supporting active, healthy transportation options for kids and families.” Sponsored by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), this year’s event was considered among the largest on record with close to 65,000 students participating. For more information, visit

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Do you like to write about interesting topics? Are you a whiz with words and like to share your thoughts with others? Can you find something fascinating about lots of things around you? If so, maybe writing for the Tri-City Voice is in your future. We are looking for disciplined writers and reporters who will accept an assignment and weave an interesting and accurate story that readers will enjoy. Applicants must be proficient in the English language (spelling and grammar) and possess the ability to work within deadlines. If you are interested, submit a writing sample of at least 500 words along with a resume to or fax to (510) 796-2462.

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LETTERS POLICY The Tri-City Voice welcomes letters to the editor. Letters must be signed and include an address and daytime telephone number. Only the writer’s name will be published. Letters that are 350 words or fewer will be given preference. Letters are subject to editing for length, grammar and style.




Tom Piggy’s small house was made of paperback books. The Big Bad Wolf huffed and puffed, and the neatly stacked house became a flattened pile of scattered pages and covers. While the wolf caught his breath, Tom escaped. “I’ll go to Jack Piggy’s house. With his larger collection, I’ll be safe there!” However, when Tom reached his destination, there was only Jack sitting in a clearing. “Jack! The Big Bad Wolf ’s after me! Where’s your house of books?” “I sold them,” Jack explained. “My entire collection is now contained in this device called an ‘e-reader.’” Tom squinted at the thin slab of plastic. “It looks very ‘e-fragile.’ How’s that going to protect us?” “Don’t worry,” replied Jack. “This e-reader can do things books never could.” Jack hunched over the e-reader, making sweeping motions with his hoof, performing a full-text search. The Big Bad Wolf appeared, and Tom jumped behind Jack. Confidently, Jack held up his e-reader. On the screen, with the display zoomed 200%, contrast set to high, in 72-point font, was the searched-for phrase: “GO AWAY!” “Who? Me?” the wolf chuckled. “Good thing I got the upgrade,” Jack said, pressing a button.

The e-reader recited in a stilted voice: “Goh-ah-whay. Exclamation point.” Fortunately for the pigs, the lunging wolf got tangled in the e-reader’s USB recharger cord. Jack and Tom ran for Roger Piggy’s house, which was actually a castle with thick walls of hardbacks. “No problem,” stated Roger, after greeting his friends. “Come to the second floor. I have some books just for this occasion.” The wolf was pelted with an outdated Oxford Dictionary, an extraneous copy of The Complete Unabridged Works of Shakespeare, and the entire 1982 set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Then the piggies settled down for a night of good reading.

Learn about the glaring reality on how mainstream media overwhelmingly disparage women and girls and the lasting impact. This can lead our girls to a life of suffering from Anorexia, Bulimia and the loss of self-esteem. What can we do? The Castro Valley /Hayward Branch of AAUW & The Castro Valley Unified School District are teaming up for a meaningful presentation about girls’ body image, selfconfidence and how they are intertwined with the way women are portrayed on television and in media. This event will feature Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH and a screening of the acclaimed film “Miss Representation.” Free and Open to the Public. Light Refreshments will be served. Miss Representation Tuesday, Oct 29 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Castro Valley Library 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley (510) 581-0461

Margaret Thornberry and Richard Lau

SUBMITTED BY HEIDI ONTIVEROS SUBMITTED BY DIANE LEYS Zoya Scholis, an abstract painter, sculptor, and author of the recently published “Tape & Spray Watercolor,” will be presenting a demonstration of her unique technique at the Olive Hyde Art Center on Oct 23. After graduating from Cal State Hayward with honors and a BA in studio arts, Scholis began her teaching career at the elementary school level. In 1995 she began to lead workshops on “Art for Personal Growth.” Nowadays, Scholis lives in San Jose where she works as a professional artist and workshop leader through Adult Education in Sunnyvale. Her work reflects years of experimentation with various media and processes that have become integrated into her style. Her contemporary paintings start with a loose composition of shapes or grids. Paint is then applied with brushes, rags, spray bottles, and plastic scrapers. By interrupting drying paint at different stages, an element of randomness is introduced. Scholis considers, “art making to be an exploration of psyche, and an experiment with the Divine.”

Scholis has exhibited her work in galleries and shows throughout the Bay Area. She has also shown work in juried shows in Florida and Washington. Among her many accolades are a merit award from the Harrington Gallery in Pleasanton and the Allie Hyde Award from the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery. At Olive Hyde, Scholis will be presenting a watercolor method she calls “tape and spray.” First, she uses tape to mask a complete composition on paper. Next, she mists and sprays watercolors onto the surface. As she sprays on layers of paint, she selects which pieces of tape to remove. Throughout the process, Scholis may use a brush to push, mix, or lift paint. On occasion, pens and ink are used. The Olive Hyde Art Guild sponsored event is free of charge and refreshments will be provided. Watercolor Demonstration Wednesday, Oct 23 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Olive Hyde Art Center 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 791-4357

Just in time for Halloween, the Hayward Library is hosting a mysterious author event on Oct. 26. Sisters in Crime authors Vinnie Hansen (Carol Sabala Mysteries), Andrew MacRae, (Murder Misdirected), and Juliet Blackwell (the Witchcraft Mysteries and the Haunted Home Renovation series) will discuss their writing processes, their books, and the state of the publishing industry in this genre. Their latest titles will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. Admission to the discussion is free and no registration is required. For more information call (510) 881-7980 Sisters in Crime Mystery Panel Saturday Oct. 26 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Hayward Main Library 835 C St., Hayward (510) 881-7980

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Climb aboard a narrow gauge railroad for a frightfully fun ride through the dark forests of Ardenwood Historic Farm. The entire family will enjoy a goulishly grand ride to nowhere and back on the haunted rails of the Ghost Train. Presented by the Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources (SPCRR) and The Railroad Museum at Ardenwood, this event is tailored for families with children 12 years of age and under. All children must be with an adult, and for safety reasons each child under three must be accompanied by a separate adult. Join the Halloween goblins and have a hauntingly good time! Don’t forget to stop

SUBMITTED BY RADHIKA MUNSHANI Every year, a troop from the Fremont Mission Peak Scout district is picked to host a camping extravaganza for Webelos/Cub Scouts. This year it was Troop 103’s turn. Troop 103 Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) Kunal Munshani, a sophomore stu-


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by Perry Farms Pumpkin Patch and find a great pumpkin for the holiday! Tickets are available in advance at The Book End, 5678 Thornton Avenue in Newark, and at the gate on event nights. For more information, call (866) 417-7277. Haunted Railroad Friday, Oct 18 - Sunday, Oct 27 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (9 p.m. on Sundays) Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (866) 417-7277 Tickets: $6 adults, $4 kids (3 - 12)

dent at Irvington High school and Scout Master Paul Androwsky organized the event. From May 18-20, Camp Los Mochos, near Livermore, was converted to “Viking Woods” for 272 attendees. Viking signs identified sleeping areas, activity sites, registration, etc. Troop 103 scouts and adults greeted visitors in their

finest Viking costumes. Each Patrol wore different colored Tunics accented with rope belts, helmets, wrist wraps, ankle wraps and cloaks; every Viking held a colorful shield and “weapon.” As guests arrived, each was issued a name tag in English and Rune (Viking Language). A massive shield with a painting of a Viking that closely resembled Scout Master Paul Androwsky greeted attendees at the central stage. Troop 103, led by SPL Munshani carried a Viking boat to the stage for the opening flag ceremony. Then, Troop 103, in full Viking gear, charged toward the cub scouts and their parents taking them by surprise - Viking Woods had begun! Viking Woods included 10 smaller group activities and three for the entire camp, all run by scouts. It was amazing to see 54 Boy Scouts running this camp – they seemed to have matured overnight! One activity tasked Weblos to build boats of cardboard and duct tape, which they later rowed in the Baltic Sea (swimming pool). Additional activities included: Thor’s Hammer throw, Tomahawk Throw, Goblins Web, Walk the Plank, Minefield, Clan Duel and many more. On the final day of camp, Scouts made sure to “Leave no Trace,” leaving the

campsite in better condition than when they arrived. At the closing ceremony, awards were issued and each pack was called to the fire pit, where they were given a sword with a solemn declaration: “In the name of Thor, Oding and Loki, I pronounce thee Viking.” Viking Camp demonstrated leadership and teamwork at its best. It did take a Viking Village to raise a Cub Scout. Troop 103 would like to thank Peter Delang, Cory Carter (kitchen), Ed Prophet (medical/first aid), Scout Master Paul Androwsky, Assistant Scout Madam/Master Janis Tipton-King, Committee Chairperson Jim Fahl, Pat Muldoon (Scorekeeper), Lynn Feltner and Eileen Mack (registration, badges, awards) and many other adults who helped make Viking Woods a success. Additional information on Troop 103 can be found at: Additional information on the Boy Scouts of America can be found at: Radhika Munshani is a 7th grade student at Stratford School in Fremont. She accompanied Troop 103 as a reporter and conducted interviews with the participants. She is the sister of Senior Patrol Leader Kunal Munshani.

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SUBMITTED BY CHRISTINE BENDER Scholars trace the origins of today’s modern Day of the Dead holiday back hundreds of years to Meso-American and pre-Columbian civilizations. Rituals cele-

Aztecs kept skulls as trophies and displayed them during the ritual; the skulls were used to symbolize death and rebirth. The Aztecs timed these rituals using the Aztec calendar, based on the Mayan calendar. Last year on December 21, 2012, Aztec

brating the deaths of ancestors were observed by these civilizations for 2,500 to 3,000 years. One Meso-American civilization, the Aztecs, had a festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl, Queen of the underworld, ruler of the afterlife. Similar to other Meso-American civilizations, the

and Mayan calendars completed the “Great Cycle” of the Long Count. Today, the holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. In keeping with the Aztec idea of rebirth and the beginning of the next calendar “Great Cycle,” Sun Gallery is celebrating the holiday with our annual Day of the Dead Art Show called “A New Beginning.” The exhibit draws together art works in a variety of media including painting, multi-media, photography, and sculpture from over 20 Bay Area artists, several elementary school students, and over 60 Castro Valley High School students from Miss Parker and Mrs. Sutton’s classes. Participating artists include Alex Miloradovich, Barbara Rockhold, Beatriz Castillo, Betty Isabel Fergusen, Christine

Bender, David Steffes, Deborah Gallegos, Doyle Wegner, Florence P. Benjumea, Jackie Cernoy, Jane Nielson, Jeff Priess, Joseph Rodriguez, Karla Lopez, Kathleen Ball, Laura Kachelmeyer, Loretta Siegel, Maureen, Langenbach, Nina Starr, Patra Nesseth Steffes, Peter Langenbach, Philip Long, Richard Longo, and Valerie Medina. The exhibit runs through November 10. Join us at our Artist Reception on Saturday, October 26 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. with food, music, and a dance performance from the Ballet Folklorico Tlapalli. A New Beginning Through Sunday, Nov 10 Thursday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Artists Reception: Saturday, Oct 26 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sun Gallery, Hayward Forum for the Arts 1015 “E” Street, Hayward (510) 581-4050

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