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BY MAURICIO SEGURA PHOTOS COURTESY OF COYOTE HILLS REGIONAL PARK The Stone Age is known as the dawn of modern man. It was a time when fire, the essence of modern human advancement, was not necessarily discovered as is often stated, but more controlled. Fire provided humans with light, warmth, a way to cook their meals, and introduced the need to improve tool making. Spears, hammers, knives, and countless other stone based tools made home building, hunting, and play an easier task than ever before. The Stone Age paved the way for knowledge, logic, and invention to bring humankind together and advance as the dominant species on the planet. continued on page 34

SUBMITTED BY HERS BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF RAMIL SUMALPONG HERS Breast Cancer Foundation (HBCF), a professional accredited organization that supports breast cancer survivors, is proud to announce the 14th annual “KEEP ABREAST 5k Walk, 5k/10k Run and Community Expo. This community fundraising event is the organization’s largest of the year. It celebrates life, the lives of people that have survived breast cancer, and honors those lost. The “KEEP ABREAST Walk/Run” invites everyone from around the Bay Area, and beyond to virtually participate or lace up their sneakers and rally family, friends, and neighbors to raise funds and support those who

BY JESSICA NOËL FLOHR Nothing ruins a day at the beach more than a landscaped littered with, well... litter! Nearly 30 years ago, California began an annual effort to clean up the coast. Every September, on the third Saturday, hundreds of thousands of volunteers throughout California grab buckets and bags and head to their local waterways to pick up the trash others have left behind. Their efforts not only beautify the region, but also save the lives of local wildlife.

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Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Offers Free Seminar

Circulatory problems, diabetes and infections can disrupt the body's natural healing process, resulting in wounds that can become chronic. The Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine will hold a free seminar on September 26 from 6 to 7.p.m. on coping with chronic, non-healing wounds. Learn about what type of wounds can be treated and how they are healed. Wound care experts will talk 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.

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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, a general surgeon, a podiatrist, an infectious disease physician and a urologist. The center’s nurses and medical technicians all have extensive, specific training in wound treatment. The Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine will hold a free seminar on September 26 from 6 to 7.p.m. on coping with chronic, non-healing wounds. Learn about what type of wounds can be treated and how they are healed. Wound care experts will talk 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. 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 resulting 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. “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, pro-

viding 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 www.whhs.com/wound. To schedule a regular appointment, call 888-44-WOUND (888-449-6863).

Free Seminar: Expert Care for Non-Healing Wounds The Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine will hold a free seminar on coping with chronic, non-healing wounds. Learn about what type of wounds can be treated and how they are healed. Wound care experts will talk about when you should see a wound care specialist. Anyone with diabetes, neuropathy, poor circulation or a nonhealing wound is encouraged to attend. The seminar will be offered two more times this year: September 26, and November 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. at 39141 Civic Center Dr., Suite 106, in Fremont. Registration is required. Call (510) 248-1518.

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

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Hip Pain in the Young and Middle-Aged Adult

Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

What Are Your Vital Signs Telling You?

Strengthen Your Back! Learn to Improve Your Back Fitness

Washington Women's Center: Cholesterol and Women

Women's Health Conference: Age Appropriate Screenings

Voices InHealth: Healthy Pregnancy

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lower Back Disorders

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Disaster Preparedness

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

Strengthen Your Back! Learn to Improve Your Back Fitness

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Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting August 14th, 2013

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting August 14th, 2013

Turning 65? Get To Know Medicare

What Are Your Vital Signs Telling You?

Voices InHealth: Radiation Safety

Community Based Senior Supportive Services

Varicose Veins and Chronic Venous Disease

Do You Have Sinus Problems?

Alzheimer's Disease

Important Immunizations for Healthy Adults

Alzheimer's Disease

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Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting August 14th, 2013

9:30 PM 9:30 AM

Latest Treatments for Cerebral Aneurysms

Diabetes Matters: Key To A Healthy Heart with Diabetes

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Your Concerns InHealth: Senior Scam Prevention

What You Should Know About Carbs and Food Labels

Arthritis: Do I Have One of 100 Types?

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting August 14th, 2013

Superbugs: Are We Winning the Germ War?

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

Voices InHealth: Radiation Safety

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

Treatment Options for Knee Problems

Arthritis: Do I Have One of 100 Types?

Diabetes Matters: Research: Advancing Diabetes Management

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting August 14th, 2013

Inside Washington Hospital: Patient Safety

Diabetes Matters: Diabetes Viewpoint

Skin Cancer

Fitting Physical Activity Into Your Day Lunch and Learn:Yard to Table (New)

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting August 14th, 2013

Washington Township Health Care District Board Meeting August 14th, 2013

Keeping Your Heart on the Right Beat

Shingles

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Alzheimer's Disease

Fitting Physical Activity Into Your Day

Your Concerns InHealth: Senior Scam Prevention

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Diabetes Matters: Research: Advancing Diabetes Management

Learn About Nutrition for a Healthy Life

Latest Treatments for Cerebral Aneurysms

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Don't Let Back Pain Sideline You

Treatment Options for Knee Problems

Cataracts and Diabetic Eye Conditions

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Deep Venous Thrombosis

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lower Back Disorders

Diabetes Matters: Diabetes Meal Planning

Women's Health Conference: Can Lifestyle Reduce the Risk of Cancer? Important Immunizations for Healthy Adults

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Raising Awareness About Stroke

Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Tremors and Epilepsy

Learn About Nutrition for a Healthy Life

Latest Treatments for Cerebral Aneurysms Lunch and Learn:Yard to Table (New)

Your Concerns InHealth: Vitamin Supplements

Keys to Healthy Eyes

Diabetes Matters: Diabetes Meal Planning

Diabetes Matters: Protecting Your Heart

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

GERD & Your Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Your Concerns InHealth: Diabetes Matters: Top Foods for Heart Health Senior Scam Prevention

What You Should Know About Carbs and Food Labels

Financial Scams: How to Protect Yourself Do You Have Sinus Problems?

Voices InHealth: The Greatest Gift of All

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ashington Hospital is increasing the amount of seasonal, organic, and locally grown produce it puts on patients’ plates thanks to a collaborative purchasing effort by hospitals in the region and a new computer system that makes real-time menu changes. The hospital is part of the Regional Produce Purchasing Project, which works with small independent local farmers to purchase produce. “It’s really about making smart decisions around how we provide food and nourish the people we serve,” said Kim Alvari, a registered dietitian and director of Food and Nutrition Services at Washington Hospital. “We want to be socially, economically, and environmentally responsible while providing the most nutritious food possible to our patients, visitors, and staff.” Alvari is responsible for the food purchases at Washington Hospital and she takes her job seriously. Patients’ health is her top priority and as a district hospital, she also has a duty to the community to stretch the dollar as far as it will go. “For some produce, it’s much better to have organic,” Alvari said. “For example, strawberries have a high pesticide load. We know that pesticides pass through breast milk to the infant. So we felt that if we could get organic strawberries, it would be much better. Through the Regional Produce Purchasing Project, we were able to

negotiate a good price on organic strawberries from a local grower.” Washington Hospital joined the Regional Produce Purchasing Project last fall. It includes six Bay Area hospitals and is organized by San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility (SF PSR) in partnership with Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF). Field Trip Alvari had the opportunity to visit a local farm in August to see firsthand how these small family farms operate. She and Scott Garcia, food purchasing supervisor at Washington Hospital, took a tour of Dwelley Farms in Brentwood. “We were able to talk to the farmers and ask questions about food safety,” she said. “About 60 percent of food-borne illnesses come from produce, so it’s important to know who is providing the food and what kind of safe-handling practices they have in place. For example, is there a place for workers to wash their hands, how is the water kept clean, how do they bring the trucks in and out of the fields, and how do they avoid contamination with animal waste? I was impressed with what I saw at the farm.” CAFF, a nonprofit organization that advocates for family farms and sustainable agriculture, is helping to connect hospitals to local farms like Dwelley. Often small family farms are shut out from the institutional market, according to Health Care

Seminar Focuses on Advancements in Stroke Care, Moving Forward After Stroke When it comes to staying healthy, it’s important to stay up-to-date about the latest advancements in medical care—and this is particularly true with stroke, which represents the leading cause of longterm disability and top five cause of death in the United States. “Unfortunately, most people don’t think about stroke until it affects them or someone close to them,” says Ash Jain, M.D., medical director of Washington Hospital’s Stroke Program. “People have a lot of misconceptions about the disease. They might think that stroke can’t be prevented or treated, or they might think that it only happens to the elderly when we continue to see more and more patients in the ER who are in their 40s, 50s and 60s.” Next Tuesday, Oct. 1, during a free Stroke Education Series seminar, Dr. Jain will talk about the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke. Now is the Time to Learn About Stroke According to Dr. Jain, the first step for community members in combatting stroke is to recognize it early and seek help, because just being aware of stroke symptoms and knowing to seek medical attention quickly can play a huge role in improved stroke continued on page 9

The next seminar in Washington Hospital's free Stroke Education series will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Rooms A and B, in the Washington West building at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont. Experts will talk about the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, followed by a discussion on living with stroke and finding new ways to enjoy life. Register online at whhs.com or call (800) 963-7070.

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Kim Alvari, a registered dietitian and director of Food and Nutrition Services at Washington Hospital, recently had the opportunity to visit Dwelley Farms in Brentwood, one of several local farms that provide produce to Washington Hospital through the Regional Produce Purchasing Project. Washington Hospital joined the Regional Produce Purchasing Project last fall. It includes six Bay Area hospitals and is organized by San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility (SF PSR) in partnership with Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF).

Without Harm (HCWH). The local project is part of HCWH’s nationwide Healthy Food in Health Care initiative. “We believe in the nutritional value that local, seasonal produce has to offer,” Alvari said. “It also cuts down on the environmental impact of transporting the produce long distances.” Farm to Tray Washington Hospital is in a much better position to take advantage of local, seasonal produce now that it has a new state-of-the-art software tool that can make instantaneous changes to patient menus. “For example, we may get notified that a large quantity of green beans is available from a local farm at a good price,” Alvari explained. “In the past, it would have been difficult to make last-minute menu changes to take advantage of this fresh produce. Each patient has an individualized menu plan that takes into account their dietary needs. But with CBORD, the new software program, we can easily

make these changes and create recipes for the produce.” She said the effort is all part of Washington Hospital’s continued focus on healthier food and environmentally sound practices. Washington Hospital is a member of SF PSR’s Bay Area Hospital Leadership Team, started in 2005 to help local hospitals share knowledge and pool their purchasing power to focus on healthier, sustainably produced food. “At Washington Hospital, we are trying to shift the way people think about how they eat,” Alvari said. “Most Americans eat way too much meat and not enough fruits and vegetables. We need to shift that focus to fresh produce. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is prevention-based medicine. Nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables help to reduce the risk for cancer, heart disease, and other serious illnesses.” For information about programs and services at Washington Hospital that can help you stay healthy, visit www.whhs.com/nutrition


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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 www.broadwaywest.org.

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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. tricityvoice@aol.com

Great Beer, Music & Dancing, Food, German Made Car Show, Kids Zone, Silent Raffle & lots more! Entry fee is just $5 or free for children under 12. $15 ticket includes admission, commemorative mug, and a beer. Or get your ticket in advance for just $13 at the Chamber, Swiss Park, or from a Chamber Board Member or Ambassador. Special Bratwurst Meal is $10. Kids Hotdog Meal is $5. Event sponsors are Newark Recycles and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Music sponsor is Washington Township Medical Foundation. For more information and to order tickets go to

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Tenant’s Dog Bites Neighbor

STEPHEN F. VON TILL, ATTORNEY Q: Tenant’s Dog Bites Neighbor. Is landlord liable? A: No. But there is an exception. Some dog attacks cause horrific injuries. Scars, disability, medical expenses, wage loss, and even death may result. Who is responsible for damages? Contrary to common belief, there is no “one free bite” in California. California Civil Code 3342 says: “The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.” A landlord is not ordinarily responsible for his tenant’s dog. But if the landlord has actual knowledge that the dog is dangerous, the landlord is responsible. The landlord has a legal duty to keep the rental premises safe from dangerous conditions, including dangerous animals.

The landlord has the power to evict. A landlord can require his tenant to get rid of the dangerous dog or move. Thus, if the landlord knows of the danger and does nothing, the landlord may be jointly responsible with the tenant for the harm inflicted on an innocent person. In the case of Donchin v. Guerrero, two Rottweilers attacked Ms. Donchin and her small Shihtzu dog. Ms. Donchin suffered a broken hip. The dogs’ owner was a tenant of the landlord, Mr. Swift. But the tenant had no insurance. He was judgment proof from any claim by Ms. Donchin. Thus, if Ms. Donchin was to collect damages, the landlord was the only possibility. He was insured. But landlord Mr. Swift, as expected, denied that he knew the dog was dangerous. He claimed no legal responsibility for the attack.. How does one prove that the landlord actually knew that this particular dog was dangerous? Circumstantial evidence is admissible in court and is often quite persuasive. In the Donchin case the court found from circumstantial evidence that the landlord “must have known” that his tenant’s two Rottweilers were dangerous.

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have battled breast cancer. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 21 at Quarry Lakes in Fremont and will start with check-in and registration at 7 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. with a special tribute in memory and honor of everyone that has battled breast cancer, along with a traditional release of doves by a circle of survivors. This is followed by a pre-event stretch and aerobic warm-up. At 9 a.m. the 10k runners will hit the trail, followed by the 5k runners, and then 5k walkers. “This year will mark our 14th year of this amazing fundraising event, which brings our community together to recognize everyone that has been affected by breast cancer,” said Karen Jackson, Development Director and Event Chairperson at HBCF. “After reaching record numbers in 2012, we are thrilled to see the turnout this year, as we especially enjoy this event since it strongly supports our mission of supporting all women healing from breast cancer.” Following the opening ceremony and walk/run, HBCF welcomes all participants to return to a community resource exposition of sponsor and community booths, and

Neighbors and the postman testified to numerous dangerous encounters with the dogs. An animal behavior expert testified that the dogs were probably vicious toward everyone they encountered, including the landlord. Swift made regular visits to the premises. He must have known, despite his denial. Bottom line: The jury was entitled to disbelieve the landlord’s denial and find the landlord liable to the injured party. If one teases a dog, the injured party may have some responsibility for causing his own injuries. A jury is entitled to find that the injured party is partially at fault. Damages are then reduced by the percentage of fault assessed by the jury.

The lessons: Don’t keep a dangerous dog. Don’t let your tenant keep a dangerous dog. Don’t provoke or tease an animal. And make sure you have standard homeowner’s and renter’s insurance policies with high limits. These policies require the insurance company to provide you with a defense, to settle the case, or to pay the damages if you are found responsible in a court of law.

STEPHEN F. VON TILL, ATTORNEY

LEGAL EYES Von Till & Associates Over 30 years in Tri-City area See biographical data at www.vontill.com with link to Mr. Von Till’s e-mail for Questions & Comments. 510-490-1100

enjoy a healthy BBQ. This event brings survivors, friends, family, and neighbors together to celebrate life and people who are truly making a difference. Those interested in participating, sponsoring, registering and/or donating to HERS Breast Cancer Foundation can do so online at the KEEP ABREAST website. All proceeds from the event will be used towards the services of HBCF: helping women survive the battle with breast cancer while serving any woman regardless of financial status. If event attendance is not an option, participate in the virtual run at http://herskeepabreast.org/eventinformation/virtual-run/; donations are always greatly appreciated. Registration for event plus parking donation is $55, $50 for adult participants, and $20 for youth participants (ages 11 – 17). For more information, visit http://hersbreastcancerfoundation.org/. KEEP ABREAST 5k Walk, 5k/10k Run and Community Expo Saturday, Sept 21 7 a.m.: Check-in and registration 8 a.m.: Opening ceremonies 9 a.m.: Run/walk start Quarry Lakes East Bay Regional Park 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont (510) 790-1911 http://hersbreastcancerfoundation.org/ http://herskeepabreast.org/ Registration: $20 - $55

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SUBMITTED BY GALE BLETH Come out to meet and chat with Police Department staff about issues that concern you and your neighborhood! Kids are welcome.

Saturday, September 21 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pizza Ultimate 32681 Mission Blvd., Hayward (510) 400-9929

Officers Sharrock and White (pictured right to left) of the Hayward Police Department recovered the stolen Meals on Wheels vehicle.

Meals on Wheels van found SUBMITTED BY DAN ASHBROOK One of the vehicles used by Bay Area Community Services’ Meals on Wheels program to deliver meals to homebound seniors was stolen on July 29, in the 3800 block of Fruitvale St. around 11:15 a.m. On August 10, residents of Hayward reported an abandoned vehicle off of Tennyson Road. Officer Sharrock and White of the Hayward Police Department recovered the stolen vehicle. The vehicle is just one of 12 that deliver nutritious meals to over 550 homebound seniors in Oakland each week. During the two week period that the vehicle was

Fremont Police Log SUBMITTED BY FREMONT PD Sunday, September 8, 2013 Officer Wright observed a vehicle driving reckless southbound on Paseo Padre Pkwy near Fremont Blvd. Officer Wright attempted to catch up to the vehicle to make an enforcement stop, however the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and she wasn’t able to catch up to it. Just as Officer Wright terminated her efforts, she observed the vehicle crash at Paseo and Isherwood. Officer Wright then continued to the collision scene and observed the driver (solo occupant of the vehicle) exit and flee southwest on foot. The suspect jumped over a fence into the backyard of a residence on Isherwood. Additional units responded and quickly set up a perimeter. The abandoned vehicle was stolen out of Fremont and contained a large amount of Marijuana. K-9 Officer Dodson responded to search. K-9 Officer Romley also deployed and assisted with the search. A CHP helicopter responded to assist and a thorough yard to yard search was conducted, however the suspect was not located. The outstanding suspect is described as a white male adult, 5’ 9”, wearing a grey shirt and brown shorts. Officer Wright and Luevano are following up on the case.

missing, the hardworking staff and dedicated volunteers of BACS’ Meals on Wheels ensured that there was not an interruption of service by using their personal vehicles. BACS would like to thank the citizens of Hayward that found the vehicle, and Office Sharrock and Officer White for recovering the vehicle. The BACS Meals on Wheels program depends on donations, county funding, and volunteers to run this critically needed program that delivers more than 100,000 meals each year. Information about volunteering and donating to Meals on Wheels is available by calling 510-986-8900 extension 2200 or going to www.bayareacs.org.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., Fremont Fire and Police responded to a structure fire on Farwell Drive with people still inside. Officers responded Code-3 and arrive at the same time as Fire. When they arrive, the residence was completely engulfed in flames. Officers Luevano & Wright locate a male looking out of a window located on the side of the house and needed assistance getting out. The window was high off the ground making it a difficult rescue for responding units. Officer Luevano quickly solved the problem by driving his patrol vehicle up to the house and using the hood as an elevated platform. Officers Luevano & Wright assisted FFD with extracting the male, who then alerted first responders that his parents were still inside the burning residence. FFD then made entry into the house and located the other two victims. Officers Luevano and Wright continued to assist FFD and helped extract an adult female, an adult male and the firefighters who had entered the home. The three victims were all transported to local hospitals in various states of condition. The adult son was released and the parents remain hospitalized. Monday, September 9 Shortly after 6:30 p.m., a caller reported that she was robbed at gun point by an unknown male and compelled by fear of the firearm to drive

around the area. The victim stated that she was on Mohave Common, when an adult male entered her vehicle, pointed a gun at her, and ordered her to drive her from the area. At some point during the incident, the suspect told the victim that his friend had been shot and that he was trying to get out of the area. The victim drove a very short distance when the suspect took her purse and removed her driver’s license. He then fled the vehicle. Case investigated by Officer Smith. Suspect: South Asian Indian adult male, 5’9,” with a thin build, last seen wearing a gray beanie hat, gray t-shirt and red basketball shorts. He was further described as “good looking” with a scruffy beard. A female was battered and sustained injuries from an adult male in the laundry room at Pathfinder Village. The 55 year old adult female was in the laundry room with her grandchildren doing laundry when the suspect became angry because the victim moved his clothes. The suspect punched the victim in the face causing a severe injury that required medical attention. The suspect was nice enough to leave his “Parole Orientation Packet” at the scene and was tracked back to his apartment. The 31 year old adult male was arrested without incident by Officer Nordseth and FTO Dodson.

Now Recruiting for V.I.P.S. Volunteer Program SUBMITTED BY FREMONT PD The Fremont Police Department is currently accepting applications in an effort to recruit approximately 30 new participants for our Volunteers in Police Services (V.I.P.S.) program (formerly CARE and HAPP, now combined). The Fremont Police V.I.P.S. program helps support the goals and mission of the department by developing and strengthening partnerships and relationships with the community. Similar to a “Citizens on Patrol” program, it began in 2006 with the purpose of being a highly visible support function of the Patrol Division. Some of the volunteer duties include conducting security checks in neighborhoods and commercial business centers, distributing crime alert bulletins, conducting vacation home security checks, working at special events, participating in the child safety seat program, enforcing handicapped parking violations, and helping the department with a variety of other tasks. We are especially interested in volunteers to work patrol as the “eyes and ears” for the department as well as volunteers for our You Are Not Alone (YANA) Program where volunteers make telephone calls to check in on the elderly or disabled in the mornings. There will be considerable training (60 hours over two months) and a background investigation to ensure we have the best fit to join our Fremont Police Department team. The recruitment period has been extended through September 15th or when we get a sufficient number of responses. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of September 23rd and September 30th. For more information visit our website at www.fremontpolice.org or go directly to the volunteer page at http://www.fremontpolice.org/index.aspx?nid=132. If you would like to speak with someone about the recruitment, please call Volunteer Administrator CSO Kristen Escamilla at 790-6691.


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Seminar Focuses on Advancements in Stroke Care, Moving Forward After Stroke tooutcomes. Once they can recognize signs of stroke and know to call 9-1-1, residents of Washington Township Health Care District have the added benefit of living close to a certified Primary Stroke Center that offers comprehensive care and free educational seminars. “During this stage of the Free Stroke Education Series, I will be discussing the latest developments and what’s to come in stroke care,” says Dr. Jain. “Our program’s goal is to achieve the most efficient means of diagnosis and proven acute management techniques, but it’s also important that we educate the community about stroke.” One of the ways that Washington Hospital’s program has stayed ahead of the curve is by actively seeking the most up-to-date data available—and then going beyond. The program at Washington Hospital provides care that is at the cutting edge of acute stroke management and has continued toward its goal of becoming a nationally recognized leader in the field. “We modify our treatment strategies to keep up with advances on a regular basis, which enables us to provide the latest care at a local level,” he says. “The future of acute stroke management is constantly evolving, and we make great efforts to stay at the forefront of the research.” Widening treatment windows and impressive advancements have allowed for better stroke outcomes in recent years, but Dr. Jain says the role of community members should not be forgotten. “Now is the time to find out more about stroke,” he notes. “What you learn at the next seminar could save your life or family member’s life.” Portrait of a Stroke Survivor Just as diagnosis and management of stroke continue to advance through the development of new technology and techniques, stroke survivors themselves also have to move forward in order to get better. Doug Van Houten, R.N., clinical coordinator of Washington Hospital’s Stroke Program, will talk about “Living with Stroke” at the upcoming seminar. He points to a participant in the hospital’s Stroke Support Group, whom he calls “BT,” as an example of a reallife stroke survivor success story. “He’s coming into his own and has been a really positive influence on the group,” Van Houten explains. “He’s not letting the stroke keep him back, and he’s found a way to look at the positives in life and move forward in a way that is positive. I think because of that he’s a happier person and he’s not limiting his potential growth and restoration.”

Alameda County Teacher of the Year awards ceremony SUBMITTED BY SHEILA JORDAN, ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS We invite you to join us for the 24th Annual Alameda County Teacher of the Year awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday, October 3 at Castro Valley Center for the Arts. This year’s event, “Growing Futures: From Seed to Success,” celebrates twenty amazing teachers who cultivate academic excellence and nurture students’ potential for success in classrooms every day. Bring your colleagues, friends and family to join us for the celebration. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children. To order, visit www.acoe.org. For questions, contact Daisy Clark at (510) 670-4105 or email dclark@acoe.org. We thank you for your support, and look forward to seeing you there! Alameda County Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Thursday, October 3 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Reception/appetizers: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.) Castro Valley Center for the Arts 19501 Redwood Rd., Castro Valley (510) 670-4105 dclark@acoe.org Register at: www.acoe.org Tickets: Adults/$20 and $5 for Children under 12

As someone who really enjoyed landscaping before his stroke, BT started working with terra cotta pots and growing succulents as a way to stay active with a pastime he enjoys. “He brought a plant in for me,” Van Houten recalls. “It was so perfectly balanced, and he had a couple of twigs in place that made it very artistic. He said he gets a feeling of peace from doing this.” Van Houten says this is what stroke recovery is all about—finding new ways to enjoy life. “Most people aren’t prepared for the fact that stroke recovery is a long haul and that it takes a long time to make improvement,” he points out. “Generally, most patients make the biggest improvement in four or five months. They might get to 80 percent functionality in 6 months. The next year they’re at 82 percent, then 83 percent, then 84 percent.” “Progress gets slow toward the end, but even more important than regaining function, you’re teaching yourself other coping mechanisms for enjoying life.” Another stroke survivor success story he cites is that of Gary Batchers, a 38-year-old physician who suffered a left-brain stroke. Following his stroke, Batchers—who was featured in Stroke Connection, the newsletter published by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association—couldn’t use his right arm and leg and couldn’t speak, yet he went on to become an artist. “Certain things can happen and they may seem very negative at the time, but you confront the challenge and it leads you to a different pathway that you might not have taken before,” Van Houten says. “This physician suffered a pretty devastating stroke, but he taught himself to draw with his left arm. He probably wouldn’t have been an artist if the stroke had never happened.” “I don’t want to call a stroke a gift, but these kinds of stories highlight the fact that the ultimate goal of a stroke survivor is to look at the new opportunity and make the most of the current situation.” Stay Ahead of the Learning Curve To learn more about what future holds as far as diagnosis and acute management of stroke and to learn more about living with stroke, attend the free community education seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Rooms A and B, in the Washington West building at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont. To register, visit www.whhs.com or call (800) 963-7070.

Financial literacy bill signed into law SUBMITTED BY PRIMITIVO CASTRO On August 26, Assembly Bill 166, authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina), was signed into law. AB 166 promotes financial literacy in the K-12 curriculum, which includes education on budgeting, student loans, managing credit, consumer debt and identity theft security. “Our schools will be able to tackle the issue of financial management and provide our children with the knowledge to become better informed financial planners. Requiring our children to learn the benefits of savings, reading of interest rates and the like, will give them the skills to make wise financial decisions,” said Hernández. With this new law, California requires financial literacy to be taught as part of the official state curriculum. A biennial survey by Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, conducted between 1997 and 2008 showed financial literacy of high school seniors had fallen from 57 percent in 1997 to a record low of 48 percent in 2008. This bill becomes effective once the California Department of Education revises the history/social science, health and mathematics curriculum frameworks. “AB 166 empowers young Californians with the financial literacy tools they need to enter a globally competitive workforce and helps protect them against deceptive practices,” added Hernández.

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History

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ashington Township was once a land of ranches, but as of June 2013, only one ranch in Alameda County, Leal Ranch, and eight throughout California have been honored by the California Agriculture Heritage Club, for 125 years of family operation. The State of California created the “100 Year Club” in 1948 to recognize farms and ranches in operation for at least 100 years; appreciation was later amended to recognize those in operation for additional increments of 25 years. This year, Bernie and Marlene Leal were invited to Sacramento to accept the award from the California Agricultural Heritage Club and a personal proclamation from Congressman John Garamendi. The history of the Leal Ranch began when Joseph Silveira Leal of Faial, Azores, working on a whaling ship, jumped ship in the mid-1880s. He was the first member of the Leal family to come to the United States. Working his way across the country, he arrived at Mission San Jose where he eked out a living as a barber and sharecropper. Eventually, Joseph saved enough to buy 27 acres near Mission San Jose. In 1899, Joseph married Julia Perry, also from Faial. They lived in a four-room home with no electricity, no indoor plumbing, and spring water at the end of the road now called Castro Lane. A

Bernie and Marlene with award

Rotarians and other volunteers. They have been restored and now serve as a water museum.] When the depression and hard times hit, the family was forced to return to the home in the canyon for a few years, renting the new home for much-needed

Bernie and Marlene have four children: Brenda, Jan, David and Allison; all have become involved in the operation and maintenance of the ranch.

son, Joseph Clarence Leal, was born to the couple September 7, 1900. Joseph and Julia worked hard raising cattle, growing peas, potatoes and corn in the rolling hills. They developed a prune and apricot orchard and small vineyard for the production of wine in the flat land. Joseph built a fruit-cutting/drying shed and started a prune processing operation. All of the Leal enterprises were worked with horses. Joseph and Julia sold a portion of the original property in 1923 and built a home on the lower part of the ranch at Mission Boulevard. The new stucco house, completed in 1925, was an improvement over the smaller single-walled home on Castro Lane. It included a barn and a tank house with a windmill to pump water for the ranch. [The tank house and windmill were donated and moved to Ardenwood Historic Farm in 2002 by

income. It was a difficult transition for the family but luckily, times got better and they were able to move back to the “new” stucco home in 1944. Joseph met Bernice Costa at a Portuguese Holy Ghost Festival in Mission San Jose when he was 27 and she was 17. They married in 1927 and had two children, Bernardine (“Bernie”) and his sister Bernadette. Both children attended Washington High School in Centerville. Bernadette worked part time in Silveira’s Feed Store as a bookkeeper. Bernie would leave school 2-3 weeks prior to school summer vacation to bail hay on a five-wire hay press for the Joe Telles family. After graduation, Bernie was hired at Joe Costa’s Dairy in Irvington earning $1 an hour. Six months later, he was hired at Leslie Salt (now Cargill) working in a variety of jobs, eventually becoming Assistant Plant Manager. He retired

from Cargill in 1988. In the late 1940s, the Ivaldi family moved in a few doors away from Bernie’s grandparents. During summer vacation, their granddaughter, Marlene would visit and Bernie created many reasons to visit just so he could see Marlene (e.g. “The cows got out and I have to look for them” or “The fence needs to be repaired”). After a while, he ran out of excuses and just went over to see her. Marlene and Bernie dated for about a year then married on April 26, 1952 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Oakland; they celebrated their 61st anniversary this year. Bernie and Marlene have four children: Brenda, Jan, David and Allison; all have become involved in the operation and maintenance of the ranch. Allison was recently awarded 2013 “Cowbelle of the Year” by the Alameda County CattleWomen. Brenda, Jan and Allison completed wine courses at Las Positas College in Livermore to assist with the vineyard upkeep and wine making. The entire family participates in pruning, harvesting and processing of the wine. David and his family have been active in handling cattle: branding, dehorning, giving necessary shots and transporting cattle to cattle auction yards. David has become proficient in repairing fences and, as a skilled carpenter, he helps maintain ranch outbuildings. Grandchildren Devin, Katelin, Samantha and Daniel help at family ranch gatherings. Congratulations to Bernie, Marlene and all members of the Leal family.

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Tank house and the barn

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BY DAVE CORTESE The annual Day on the Bay Multicultural Festival celebrates our diversity – who we are and why we call Santa Clara County home. According to Census Data, the county population is nearly 1.8 million people, the sixth largest in the state. We are 35 percent white, 31.7 percent Asian and 26.9 percent Hispanic. Our average age is 36 and our median household income is $86,850. But statistics don’t tell the whole story. That’s why each year we present Day on the Bay, a festival that brings us together to connect with each other and embrace the many rich cultures that make living here so rewarding. This year’s festival promises to be the best yet. We’re expecting at least 8,000. So please join me at the 2013 Day on the Bay on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, at Alviso Marina County Park, 1195 Hope Street, Alviso. The event is open to all at no charge. This year, our Resource Fair is focusing on healthy living and health screening. Registered health professionals will provide flu shots, blood pressure checkups and eye and dental screenings. CPR training, a sign-up for a blood drive and a wealth of information on free or low-cost support services also will be provided. You’ll also find healthy recipes and other information to maintain a healthy lifestyle. To help keep you hydrated, we’ll provide water bottles. Many of your favorite Day on the Bay activities and features will be back, too. Continuous entertainment on two stages will show off our diversity with cultural performances, including Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Egyptian dancers, martial arts and gymnastics demonstrations and music from local schools and the South Indian Band. You’ll also be able to take your turn climbing on a rock wall or paddling on a kayak in the scenic Alviso waterway to the Bay. Children 14 and under can visit the pumpkin patch to choose a pumpkin in time for Halloween. Also returning are the popular zucchini races. Children can build a car out of this healthy green vegetable and compete with other racers on a track.

When you get hungry, there will be plenty to eat. First, the Santa Clara County Firefighters will grill hamburgers and give them out to the first 2,000 attendees. You can also purchase food from three Alviso eateries – Maria Elena’s Mexican Restaurant, Michigan Avenue Market and Lunch with Tony. Throughout the day, there will be giveaways to lucky attendees holding winning tickets, including gift cards, sports memorabilia (an autographed football, baseball and hockey pucks), tickets to sports events, hotel stays and much more. And if that isn’t enough, we’ll celebrate the Alviso Marina County Park as a designated site on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail. The Coastal Conservancy recently voted to include the marina in this exciting new venue for users of small boats, canoes and kayaks. For more information, visit our Day on the Bay website or call my office at (408) 299-5030 or email me at dave.cortese@bos.sccgov.org.

Free seminar series addresses challenges of caregivers SUBMITTED BY JIM ZELINSKI Often overlooked in the long struggle with a debilitating illness are the needs of the caregiver. In conjunction with the Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford Cancer Institute, and the Stanford Health Library, the Fremont-based Cancer Prevention Institute of California is sponsoring a biweekly, free seminar series at Stanford’s Health Library in Palo Alto where experts, family, and professional caregivers will address the unique challenges that caregivers face each day and long-term. Seven seminars are scheduled from September 12 to January 9, 2014. The seminars are not restricted to any specific disease or condition and will address such topics as the evolution of living with an illness; a shifting sense of self; handling isolation; juggling needs, priorities, and responsibilities; medical management; talking with family, friends, and medical personnel; and managing emotions and finances. Panels will include experts from Stanford, KARA (a volunteer, caregiving organization in the Bay Area), Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Avenidas (a Palo Alto organization for elder care services), Benefits Education Center of San Francisco, family caregivers, an insurance specialist, and an estate attorney. Upcoming seminars: Sept. 26: It’s Not Just about You – Maintaining Healthy Relationships Oct. 10: I’m So Tired – Strategies for Taking Care of Yourself Oct. 24: Please Listen to Me – Having the Important Conversations Nov. 7: I Can’t Do It All – Getting Help Caring For A Loved One Nov. 21: Where Will the Money Come From? Navigating the Legal and Financial Aspects of Caregiving Jan. 9: At the End of the Day, How Can I Care for Myself? Identifying Resources and Coping Skills for Health Care Professionals All seminars are free; reservations are required for each seminar. Space is limited to 50 people per seminar. To register, please call (650) 498-7826. Caregiver Seminars Thursday, Sept 12 to Thursday, Jan 9 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stanford Health Library 211 Quarry Rd., Suite 201, Palo Alto (650) 725-8400 (650) 498-7826 to register www.cpic.org Free; Reservations are required

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BY ALICIA CHANG AP SCIENCE WRITER LOS ANGELES (AP), California could join Japan, Mexico and other earthquake-prone countries that alert residents to the approach of powerful shaking under a bill awaiting approval from Gov. Jerry Brown. The state Legislature advanced the bill that would create a quake warning system during Thursday’s last hours of its session. Brown has until Oct. 13 to decide. The U.S. lags behind other nations in developing a public alert system, which provides several seconds of warning after a fault ruptures – enough time for trains to brake, utilities to shut off gas lines or people to dive under a table until the shaking stops. For the past several years, the U.S. Geological Survey and universities have tested a prototype that fires off messages to about two dozen groups in the state, mostly scientists and first responders.

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The biggest challenge is finding steady funding to support and maintain a statewide network. The bill does not address where funding to create the alert system would come from, but it can’t be built using general fund revenues. State emergency managers would have until 2016 to hash out the funding, estimated at $80 million for the first five years of operation. Seismic early warning systems are designed to detect the first shock waves from a large jolt, calculate the strength and alert people before the slower but damaging waves spread. The systems can’t predict quakes and are most useful during big events where it would be meaningful to warn people far away to expect strong shaking, scientists said. If the San Andreas Fault suddenly broke, people living close to the epicenter won’t receive any warning. But those living farther away would receive notice.

During the 2011 Japanese disaster, millions of people received 5 to 40 seconds of warning depending on how far they were from the epicenter. The notices were sent to cellphones and broadcast over airwaves. “This is doable’’ in California, said USGS seismologist Doug Given, who heads the testing. So far, scientists have spent about $15 million since 2002 developing the test system. Before launching a quake alert system, scientists would need to upgrade old monitoring stations and add an extra 440 seismic sensors in vulnerable regions such as the northern tip of the San Andreas near San Francisco and the San Jacinto Fault in Southern California. Sen. Alex Padilla, the bill’s sponsor, said the warning system could be developed using federal grants, partnerships with the private sector or surcharges levied by the state. Brown spokesman Jim Evans declined to say whether the governor would support the bill.

As market rises, some funds are holding on to cash BY STAN CHOE AP BUSINESS WRITER NEW YORK (AP), Sell high. That’s what managers of some mutual funds say they’re doing after watching stock prices soar. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index has surged nearly 50 percent in the last two years and nearly 150 percent since the market’s bottom in March 2009. That’s led managers, particularly those who look for stocks that are cheap relative to their earnings, to sell some of their stocks and wait for prices to fall before buying again. If they’re right, they’ll have protected their investors and have more cash with which to buy stocks on sale. If they’re wrong and stocks keep rising, their investors will miss out on the gains. “We’ve made some money, and we’re taking some chips off the table,’’ says Sandy Villere. For the last five years, his Villere Balanced fund (VILLX) has returned an average of 14 percent annually and ranks in the top 1 percent of its category, according to Morningstar. “What do they say? Pigs get fat, and hogs get slaughtered,’’ Villere says.

The fund has been selling stocks since May and leaving the proceeds parked in cash. That means cash now makes up 12 percent of its $849.5 million in assets. Historically, cash has been below 5 percent of the total. Other managers have joined Villere, albeit not to the same degree. Fund managers have an average of 4.5 percent of their portfolios in cash, up from 3.8 percent in January, according to the most recent survey data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In July cash was at 4.6 percent, a one-year high. Holding cash isn’t necessarily a red flag, says Todd Rosenbluth, director of mutual fund and ETF research for S&P Capital IQ. Mutual funds always have some on hand, ready to return to investors who may be selling their shares. Rosenbluth says he considers a fund fully invested as long as it has up to 5 percent of its assets in cash. Once it gets over 10 percent, he says investors should ask why and check to see if it has had a good history doing so. Villere has been selling stocks because he says there are fewer that

meet his criteria. He wants companies with high earnings growth and low stock prices relative to their earnings, among other things. If a company’s earnings are growing at 18 percent annually, he wants its stock price to be less than 18 times its earnings per share, for example. Such stocks have been tougher to find as prices climb faster than companies are growing their earnings. The S&P 500 index trades at 15.2 times its earnings per share over the prior 12 months, according to data provider FactSet. That’s up from 11.9 times two years ago. It’s also slightly higher than its average of 14.9 times over the last 10 years. Many managers say they’re raising cash in anticipation of a temporary, modest pullback. They’re not looking for a market crash, like the 38 percent decline of the S&P 500 in 2008 amid the financial crisis. Some investors say the S&P 500 is due for a drop of at least 10 percent, which is called a correction in trader-ese. The index hasn’t experienced one since 2011, though it had continued on page 30

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NEW YORK (AP), Twitter finally has decided to go public, but it’s taking a route that will keep most of the details about its business private for a while longer. The company aptly used its own news-making short messaging service Thursday afternoon to announce that it has filed documents for an initial public offering of stock. But the information filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is sealed because Twitter is taking advantage of federal legislation passed last year that allows companies with less than $1 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year to avoid submitting public IPO documents. The secrecy will likely help Twitter minimize the public hoopla and intense scrutiny that surrounded the initial public offerings of other highprofile social networking companies, including Facebook Inc., which went public in May 2012. The 7-year-old company posted on its official Twitter account that it has “confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO.’’ A subsequent tweet said simply: “Now, back to work.’’ It’s accompanied by a blurry photo of people working in the company’s San Francisco headquarters. Under the law, Twitter’s financial statements and other sensitive information contained in the IPO filing must

become publicly available at least 21 days before company’s executives begin traveling around the country to meet with potential investors – a process known as a “road show.’’ Those presentations will be orchestrated by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, a former stand-up comedian who will now get an opportunity to take his act to Wall Street. Twitter’s IPO has been long expected. The company has been ramping up its advertising products and working to boost ad revenue in preparation. But it is still tiny compared with Facebook, which saw its hotly anticipated IPO implode last year amid worries about its ability to grow mobile ad revenue. Since it was founded within another startup and named after the sound of chirping birds in 2006, Twitter has established itself as a cultural touchstone while growing from a few thousand geeky users to more than 200 million today. Its users include heads of state, celebrities, revolutionaries and journalists. Unlike Facebook, which insists that its users go by their real names, Twitter leaves room for parody and anonymity. As such, there are accounts for Jesus Christ and Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter’s mortal enemy. Twitter’s main appeal is in its simplicity and its ability to distribute information quickly. Users can send short messages – either public or pricontinued on page 33


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Union Sanitary District Wins ‘Peak Performance’ Award SUBMITTED BY MICHELLE POWELL

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Union Sanitary District (USD) has received the Gold Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for “Peak Performance” in the 2012 calendar year. The Gold Award recognizes the District’s achievement of 100% compliance with its regulatory permit requirements for an entire year. These permit conditions are in place to protect the water quality of San Francisco Bay. USD has been recognized by NACWA for 20 consecutive years since the award program began in 1993. “The Gold Award is an honor that reflects our level of commitment to environmental protection, as well as the hard work of all District employees,” says David Livingston, Plant Manager. “USD’s well-trained, dedicated staff is the reason for our success.” General Manager Richard Currie notes that “Our plant operators, mechanics, electricians, laboratory staff, engineers and environmental compliance staff all share in this award. It truly takes the efforts of all of these groups to keep the plant running smoothly and to ensure that no harmful materials are discharged to the sewer by businesses and industries in our service area.” Union Sanitary District operates a 30 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility in Union City and provides collection, treatment and disposal services to Fremont, Newark, and Union City, CA. For more information about Union Sanitary District’s water quality efforts, contact David Livingston, (510) 477-7560 or visit the District’s website at www.unionsanitary.ca.gov.

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careful in taking applications, interviewing, and beyond. Is it okay to Google prospective employees – or employers? Is it necessary to bring your personal life to the table? Is it permissible to use a first initial to skew the call-back process? And on the subject of salaries, Cohen weighs in on transparency and permission to peek at documents carelessly left out. Should you allow anonymous posting of comments on your

So how do you get out of such situations with your principles intact? In the new book “Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything” by Randy Cohen, you’ll tackle the ins and outs of right and wrong. As a twelve-year veteran columnist on ethics for the New York Times Magazine, Randy Cohen has been asked a lot of unique questions. Much like his heroine, Ann Landers, he’s dispensed advice, settled disputes, and soothed matters of conscience. This book – including situational updates – is the result. Let’s take your place of business, for starters. If it has an elevator and you’re on the ground floor, is it ethical to refuse to pay an elevator fee? What about posting a sign that says you’re protected by a security system, if you’re not? Nobody’s hurt by these things… are they? What do ethics have to do with government bail-outs? The guy down the street was given a break on his mortgage, while you’ve conscientiously paid yours. It’s irritating, yes, but is it unethical? Or are there other “actors in this drama” who’ve behaved even worse? Then there’s hiring. These days, you have to be extremely

website? Cohen says yes, and it’s okay to ask an intern to run for coffee. What about a pregnant employee? Should she come clean about her ambivalence toward work after maternity leave? Should you put a stop to texting during meetings? And what should you do if you accidentally find porn on the boss’s computer? So you’re faced with an iffy step at work. What next? It’s hard to decide sometimes, but you’ll find a useful voice of reason inside “Be Good.” Taking on everything in the workplace and out, author Randy Cohen’s advice is thoughtful and well-considered with a twist of humor and occasional sarcasm. Readers who’ve disagreed with his counsel are also featured here, and Cohen seems to invite further discourse. That lends a certain vitality to this book, breathing life into a subject that sometimes seems lackluster. While there’s plenty of common-sense inside this book, there’s also lots to ponder about right and wrong. Overall, I think that if such issues land on your desk daily, “Be Good” could keep your feet out of the fire. c.2012, Chronicle Books $24.95 / $28.95 Canada 319 pages


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Auto Review

Mitsubishi i-MiEV: the electric car you haven’t met yet BY STEVE SCHAEFER Electric cars are in the news a lot these days. You probably haven’t heard much about the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, however. The i-MiEV (i for short) is a “one box” design, but there’s nothing boxy about it. Inside, there’s room for four people, but

work. I dubbed it my “exercise program” but I would hate to have to do this every day, rain or shine. When I returned to the car 10 hours later, I found that it had filled the battery, but also charged me $1.50 per hour - $15. Apparently, it’s the connection time, not amount of juice you use, that they use to calculate your bill. The next day, I drove to visit a

Over the past 21 years, Steve Schaefer has tested more than 1,000 cars and published a weekly story on every one. As a teenager, he visited car dealers’ back lots to catch a glimpse of the new models as they first rolled off the transporter. He is a founding member of the Western Automotive Journalists. Contact Steve at sdsauto@sbcglobal.net.

knee room is tight in back. It does feel spacious, however, with a high roofline. The hatchback configuration is useful. Instrumentation is minimal. All you get is a digital speedometer, an estimated range meter, and a gauge that shows you how you’re driving. Like all electrics

friend who lives 24 miles away. I figured, starting with a range of 65 miles, I’d have enough. But, when I got there, I saw that I had only 29 miles left. So, on the way home, I drove as carefully as I could, accelerating gently, not going over 55 on the freeway, and being sure to get maximum regenerative braking

112 MPGe — 126 City and 99 Highway. The sticker says I’d save $9,850 dollars in fuel costs over five years compared to an average new vehicle. The total MSRP on my car, including $3,000 in options and $850 in destination charges, was $35,065. Of course, there are federal and state rebates that can save you thousands of dollars. Some cheap lease deals are around on electric cars now, too. I actually enjoyed driving the i. It felt responsive, with the

and hybrids, the car is either using battery power or recharging the battery. Driving in town and alternating between using and charging tends to keep that estimated range at the same level for quite a while. Receiving my White Pearl/Ocean Blue 2012 test car at work, I drove it home in the blissful silence of electric vehicles — and kept an eye on the range meter. With a 51-mile range displayed, I figured I could go 30 miles with no problem, and when I pulled in the driveway, it read 22 — perfect. However, it was obvious I’d have to prepare to charge at work the next day. I went online and found the closest charging location from Blink Network was a 20-minute walk away. It’s easy to use these stations. You just plug in the cord from their machine into the socket on your car (behind what would normally be the gas door) and walk away. I used the regular (240-volt) charger and walked to

where possible. From that 29 on the meter, when I got home it said 17. A miracle! The most convenient place to charge your car is at home, even at normal 110 household current. However, 110 is slow, so you need to charge all night. With a partial charge in there already, it was full by morning, but when I started the process with the battery near empty, overnight was not enough to completely fill the battery. Install a 240 charger and that will cut that time significantly. The next day, I had a friend follow me to the Blink charging station. I plugged into the 440volt quick charger. We had lunch and returned 45 minutes later and the battery was full! The charging infrastructure is still in its infancy, so if you plan to charge on-the-go, you’ll need to do your research; charging company websites can help. EPA numbers for electric cars use the MPGe rating — miles per gallon equivalent. My i was rated

torque inherent to all electric motors. It was stable on the road, although it did move a little side-to-side on a major bridge with the wind blowing. The seats were comfortable, the leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter made those touch points feel upscale, and the silent, smooth travel felt like flying. There are numerous advantages to owning an electric car, including low operating costs, minimal maintenance requirements, and a low carbon footprint. With carpool lane stickers, I could use the carpool lane as a solo driver in commute hours and it cut my trip by about a third. The main downsides are initial cost of purchase and limited range. With a 30-mile each way commute, its 62-mile average range is a bit tight for me. Other electrics have EPA numbers of 70 to 80 miles, and the Tesla offers a much greater range — but at a much higher price.

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Santos Column

September 17, 2013

CIA delivering light weapons to Syria BY KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP INTELLIGENCE WRITER

DIRECTOR RICHARD P. SANTOS SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT SEPTEMBER 2013

Grants available for watershed improvements

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he Santa Clara Valley Water District is wasting no time in implementing the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program approved by voters last November. On Aug. 27, the district board authorized the allocation of more than $2 million to fund grant projects. We are eager to partner with community groups and other governmental entities to implement projects that will improve the health of our local watersheds. In mid-September, the district will release a request for proposals to invite local organizations to apply for grants for projects in three categories: pollution prevention, volunteer cleanup efforts and education, and restoration of wildlife habitat. For this round of funding, the board has chosen priority themes for each of the three categories, based on input we received from community members. The three priority themes in the pollution prevention category are to increase the permeability of urban areas—which reduces runoff into streams, to increase trash free areas around creeks and to prevent medications and other pollutants from entering our waterways. The priority themes for volunteer cleanup efforts and education category are education and outreach related to the three pollution prevention themes. The grants for restoring wildlife habitat will focus on four priority themes: to restore and protect riparian corridors, to protect or improve habitat of special status species, to restore tidal habitat, and to emphasize projects with ecosystem/watershedscale benefits. Cities, the county, open space districts, non-profit organizations

and schools are all encouraged to submit project proposals. Details on the priority themes and the application process will be posted on our website at www.valleywater.org/grants.aspx on Sept. 16, 2013. Proposals will be due on Nov. 22. This grant cycle is just the first of many to come. During the 15year life of Safe, Clean Water, we expect to distribute nearly $35 million in grants, partnerships and rebate programs. Every year, one grant program or another will be available, including future grant cycles that will prioritize access to new trails. Later this year, we will ask for grant proposals to fund projects that will pilot test new water conservation programs. This grant program will help us meet our goal to nearly double water conservation by 2030. Also, the water district is joining with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County to provide grants to schools to install new drinking water dispensers to ensure that kids have access to free, fresh and healthful drinking water. This round of grants follows several grant cycles over the past 13 years. The district’s grants and partnerships program, combined with other public and private funding, has helped fund 92 projects totaling more than $16.7 million since 2000. The program has opened more than 70 miles of trails and created or restored more than 569 acres of habitat. 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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dren’s programs and much more. Please join us on Friday, September 27 at the Hilton Newark/Fremont for a morning that will educate, enlighten, and empower you about the issue of domestic violence and its devastating effects on individuals, families, and our communities. This year’s program will open your eyes to how intimate partner abuse affects us all: loved ones, families, neighborhoods and communities. You will be inspired to take action. This is one Breakfast you don’t want to skip! Tickets are $75 (price increases to $80 after Friday, September 20) with all proceeds providing critical revenue in support of SAVE’s services. Call (510) 574-2250 or visit www.save-dv.org for more info.

Domestic violence is often considered a private family matter that impacts only those directly involved. This is far from the truth. At Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments’ (SAVE) upcoming “Breakfast Eye Opener” we will shine light on the many ways the community as a whole is affected by domestic violence, and how victims can permanently break the cycle of violence to become survivors. SAVE is a local non-profit community based organization that has provided domestic violence prevention, intervention, and support services to residents of the Tri-Cities, the Bay Area and beyond for over 35 years. SAVE’s innovative prevention, advocacy, and educational programs give victims and their families the strength and resources to end the cycle of violence and rebuild their lives. SAVE’s criticallyneeded array of services includes an emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, chil-

Breakfast Eye Opener Friday, Sept 27 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Hilton Newark/Fremont 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark (510) 574-2250 www.save-dv.org Tickets: $75 ($80 after Sept 20)

WASHINGTON (AP), U.S. officials say the CIA has been delivering light machine guns and other small arms to Syrian rebels for several weeks, following President Barack Obama’s decision to arm the rebels. The agency has also arranged for the Syrian opposition to receive anti-tank weaponry like rocket-propelled grenades through a third party, presumably one of the Gulf countries that has been arming the rebels, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official and two former intelligence officials. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the classified program publicly. The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal first reported the lethal aid. Top rebel commander Gen. Salim Idris told NPR on Thursday that rebels had received no such aid from the U.S. The CIA declined to comment.

NPR offering The Yucaipa Companies buyouts to cut staff to acquire by 10 percent Fresh & Easy SUBMITTED BY FRESH & EASY The Yucaipa Companies LLC, a U.S. based private investment firm announced September 10, 2013 that is it purchasing Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market from United Kingdom based Tesco PLC. Yucaipa’s purchase is expected to be complete within three months. In the meantime, it is business as usual for most Fresh & Easy stores. Philip Clarke, CEO of Tesco, said, “The decision we are announcing today represents the best outcome for Tesco shareholders and Fresh & Easy’s stakeholders. It offers us an orderly and efficient exit from the US market, while protecting the jobs of more than 4,000 colleagues at Fresh & Easy.”

BY ERIC TUCKER ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP), National Public Radio says it’s offering across-the-board buyouts in hopes of cutting its staff by 10 percent. The buyouts, which are to be offered across the entire organization, were approved by NPR’s board of directors as a way to eliminate a projected operating deficit of $6.1 million. NPR distributes news, information and music programming to 975 public radio stations, reaching 27 million listeners a week.

East Plaza Farmers’ Market opens in Union City SUBMITTED BY MAUREEN MCCLOSKEY The new East Plaza Farmers’ Market in Union City will take place each Saturday throughout the year from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the East Plaza at the intersection of 11th and Decoto Road. The grand opening of this new addition was celebrated Saturday, September 14. “With such a great new location, we are pleased to offer members of the community the opportunity to buy local and eat healthy,” said John Silviera, Director of Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA). For more information on the East Plaza Farmers’ Market, go to http://pcfma.com/EastPlaza or contact Greg Pursley at (925) 825-9090 or toll-free at (800) 949-FARM.

BART bike project SUBMITTED BY BART The post-summer crunch - when vacations are over and schools are back in session - is underway, on BART trains already experiencing record ridership. BART’s five-month extended commute period bike pilot is in its third month, the first with autumn-level ridership, and officials are taking the opportunity for more education on successful coexistence of cyclists and non-cyclists. “For many people, this pilot is really helping their day, because they can ride the trains when they couldn’t before,” said Steve Beroldo, BART’s bike program manager. “We have heard concerns from others, however, about some trains being just too crowded to accommodate bikes, so we are working to get the word out about ways to minimize those kinds of problems.” While previously a bike blackout was in place during peak commute periods, during the extended pilot running through Dec. 1, bikes are allowed at all times, with some restrictions and subject to the other bike rules. One of the existing rules still in place is that bikes are not allowed on trains where they cannot comfortably fit - a measure, Beroldo explains, that is “a little subjective.” “The big challenge is that some cars are going to be too crowded for bikes to get on them, and we have to ask bicyclists not to board those cars,” Beroldo said. “They have to move toward the back of the train, they may have to wait for another train. One rule of thumb might be, if you don’t have ask multiple people to move, or if you are not going to be at risk of running into someone, then it’s probably OK to bring your bike on board,” he suggested. “Cyclists need to be very conscious of not blocking seats and not blocking the doors. Also, they should remember that chains can be oily, tires can have road grit on them, and they don’t want to bump into people.” BART is taking other steps to ease the process. Additional secure bike parking is being added at some stations; decals are in place at some stations with narrow platforms to show bikes where to wait; and the BART website has a new crowding feature on its QuickPlanner trip planning tool that can help assess which trains are more likely to have space for bikes. “You can look ahead of time at different train options that work for you and pick the one that might be less crowded,” Beroldo said. “It’s not real time – it’s built on historical data – but our ridership is pretty consistent from day-to-day and we update it on a quarterly basis. It will give a clue as to which trains are the most crowded.” The next generation of BART trains will have bike racks for even better accommodations; read more about the Fleet of the Future at www.bart.gov/cars. “Ultimately, the decision on what happens after the pilot is going to be up to the Board of Directors,” Beroldo said. “It is a Board decision and they are going to listen to the riders.” Read more about the bike pilot and give feedback at www.bart.gov/bikes.

SUBMITTED BY NELSON KIRK Join the Alameda County Resource Conservation District’s annual Coastal Cleanup Day in Union City. In conjunction with the Alameda Creek Alliance, a local organization that encourages fisheries and creek restoration, ACRCD is seeking volunteers to help improve the health of our local creek and wildlife habitat. On Saturday September 21, volunteers will meet at the Union City Civic Center near the skatepark. The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. and end around noon. Adults, student, and kids (10 and older) will be collecting trash along the creek-side trail to Alameda Creek, and around the pond in the park. The different types of trash will be tallied and reported as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteers will learn about the impact of trash on water quality and wildlife in the creek. This opportunity is great for students looking to earn service learning/community service hours. Wear suitable clothes and sturdy shoes that can get dirty, and bring gloves if you have them. Trash bags, litter grabbers, and a snack after the cleanup will be provided. Students: Bring your school’s form to receive Service Learning/Community Service Hours. Please notify the Alameda Creek Alliance if you plan to attend: email Ralph Boniello at ralph@alamedacreek.org You can also sign up online at www.handsonconservation.org Please download a liability waiver form; those under 18 need a parent signature. Volunteers 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult. The form is available online at www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/coordinators/2013_Waiver_short_form.pdf


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The Bay Area has always been a haven for the creative spirit. Whether it is a tech start

the Alameda Fairgrounds to show off their talents. Thousands of handmade arts and crafts, including jewelry, glassware and ceramics, woodturnings, art and photography, specialty foods, clothing, and more

up or a quaint art gallery, our region appreciates the entrepreneurial dream and supporting those who think outside of the box. Many of those entrepreneurs and independent artists, several of whom are local to the East Bay, will flock to the “Pleasanton Harvest Festival” September 20-22 at

will be on display at the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the West Coast. Husband and wife team Conny and Dennis Olarte hail from Union City and run Essence of O, a bath and body care company that makes handcrafted glycerin soaps. They offer a plethora of scents like

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Plumeria, Gardenia, and Lavender, and the majority of their soap comes sliced in sizes perfect for any soap dish. Those wanting an edgier gift can head to the Metal Souls booth, run by Huy Nguyen of Hayward. Metal Souls creates specialized metal sculptures that cover everything from sci-fi and animal sculptures to sports and vehicle sculptures. All materials used are recycled from body shops or scraps picked up at junk yards. Glass blower Bryan Goldenberg will also be attending the “Pleasanton Harvest Festival,” selling various pieces at his Slow Burn Glass booth. Goldenberg studied glass blowing in Murano, Italy, and blows each piece by hand in his Oakland studio. Headlining the outdoor entertainment stage this year are the Fargo Brothers, a rock band that has been playing shows all over the country since 1979. Veterans of over 3,000 live shows, these four seasoned musicians deliver a brand of roots rock and roll that can only be described as fiery and intense. Known for their vocal harmonies and tight ensemble playing, the Fargo Brothers’ sets are always a crowd favorite. Also appearing at the main stage is new entertainment act Captain Jack Spareribs, a parody of the notorious “Pirates of the Caribbean” character. Captain Jack Spareribs puts on a zany pirate show that features magic and illusions, dangerous juggling, and ventriloquism with his talking monkey Maynard. Captain Jack was recently voted “Best Family Fun in the Bay Area” for the 4th time and is seen regularly on stage at Pier 39 in San Francisco. The “Pleasanton Harvest Festival” also boasts strolling entertainers who parade

the festival grounds with special performances for attendees. Watch out for Fables of the West, a cowpoke wrangling duo who wanders the grounds on replicas of mini horses that you have to see to believe. Once again, the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) will return to provide a $2 off admission discount to anyone who brings monetary or non-perishable food donations to the event. The “Harvest Festival” will also give back to the local community by partnering with the Oakley Raiders, a non-profit youth sports organization whose mission is to provide an outlet where youth athletes can excel in the fundamentals of football and cheerleading, regardless of participants’ size, gender, creed, race or national origin. The Oakley Raiders will receive half the proceeds from the Shopping Bag sales, as well as a direct donation from the Harvest Festival. They will also host the interactive KidZone, which is an area set aside for children to participate in hands-on arts and crafts. The Harvest Festivals are the largest indoor arts and craft shows on the West Coast, and all products offered are handmade in the United States. Pleasanton Harvest Festival Friday, Sept 20 - Sunday, Sept 22 Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Alameda County Fairgrounds 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton 800-346-1212 www.harvestfestival.com Tickets: adults $9, seniors (62+) $7, youth (13-17) $4, kids 12 and under are free

Whole Foods Market to open Fremont store September 25 ®

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hole Foods Market will open its new Fremont store on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Store leadership and Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison will be on hand for a bread-breaking ceremony at 9:45 a.m. and doors will open at 10 a.m. The first 250 shoppers will receive a free gift bag filled with Whole Foods Market signature items. The Fremont location is the first Whole Foods Market store to serve customers between Palo Alto, San Ramon, Oakland and San Jose. Area residents can also celebrate the opening at the store’s Whole Planet Foundation Festival on Saturday, September 21. “Whole Foods Market looks forward to being part of Fremont’s diverse community, as well as building lasting relationships with local vendors, the business community and residents alike,” said Pedro Fonseca, store team leader, Whole Foods Market Fremont. “And with our cool Tap Room, we also hope to become a community gathering spot – a place where folks can grab a drink, enjoy some great food and kick up their heels after a busy day.” With the California School for the Deaf as a neighbor, all Whole Foods Market Team Members will receive basic training in American Sign Language. Other highlights include: Local Vendors, CCOF organic produce from Perry Organic Farms in Fremont, *Hillcrest Olive Oil from Hillcrest Ranch in Sunol, Southeast Asian style curry pastes, Sosu Srirachup™, Sweet and savory pies from local favorite Niles Pies in Union City, Cut flowers from Foolish Hens located at Sunol Ag Park, Organic Lamb Haas avocados

from Ramavtar Singh Farms in Fremont Hills, Organic tomatoes, peppers, squash from Terra Bella Farms at Sunol Ag Park, Organic strawberries from Chan Saelee of Iu-Mien Village Farms at Sunol Ag Park, Local honey from Mike Stephano’s Home Town Honey (hives located in Livermore Valley/Sunol area), East West Gourmet Afghan food in hot bar including bolanis and sauces, Roti-Paratha wraps. Mission Peak Tap Alley – seven beers on tap in a charming tap room housed within the store. Meat – large meat counter with special offerings. Artisan Bakery Seafood Prepared Foods Produce Grocery Beer and Wine Specialty items including hundreds of cheeses from around the world as well local

SUBMITTED BY DIANE LEYS San Martin artist Jaya King is presenting a “Collage Technique” demonstration at Olive Hyde Art Center on Wednesday, September 25. As a professional artist for 10 years, King has shown her work throughout the Bay Area. At the age of 21 she had a one-woman show at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. In addition, King’s work is in the permanent collection at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. In 2010, she was selected to be published in the annual “Splash: The Best of Watercolor.” Currently, she is represented by Nieto Fine Art in San Francisco. Using gouache on scrap lumber that has been heavily worn and blemished by weather and time, King has become known for her paintings of expressive figures and forgotten buildings of America’s past. Recently she has begun to explore more colorful, lighthearted painting. Bold acrylic colors and decorative collage techniques on canvas are to King “a breath of fresh air.”

favorites, more than 40 olive and antipasti mixes and a savory station serving waffles and grilled cheese sandwiches. Bulk Section Drink Bar Nut Butters Whole Body Health, Wellness and Food Whole Foods Market Community Giving Days – Four times a year, Whole Foods Market sets aside a day on which five percent of the day’s net sales is contributed to a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Fremont store will kick off a “Week of Giving” on September 30 and have five one-percent days that will benefit the following organizations: Sept. 30: Fremont Leaf (environmental sustainability) Oct. 1: Abode Oct. 2: Fremont Education Foundation Oct. 3: TriCity Volunteers

At Olive Hyde, King plans to demonstrate the use of decorative collage papers and acrylic paint to create fun and whimsical pieces of art. She will be describing process, tools, composition, and where to find local supplies. Sponsored by the Olive Hyde Art Guild, there will be no charge to participants. Refreshments will be provided. Olive Hyde Art Guild Collage Demonstration Wednesday, Sept 25 10 a.m. to noon Olive Hyde Art Center 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 651-4441 www.olivehydeartguild.org Free

Oct. 4: India Community Center (Milpitas) Nickels for Nonprofits – when customers bring in their own bags for groceries they have the option of receiving a five-cent refund (per bag) or donating the money to a selected charity. The first nonprofit beneficiaries are Furry Friends Rescue and Kidango. Store Dining and WiFi – Free Wi-Fi and café space behind the registers. Kid’s Club – children ages 2 through 8 are eligible to receive a free treat. Electric Car Chargers - There will be one level three fast charger and one level two charger. These will be managed by eVgo and customers will pay for use. Catering - available for local businesses and events. Whole Foods Market Fremont 3111 Mowry Ave., Fremont (510) 401-5880 Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily Store Team Leader: Pedro Fonseca Website: www.wholefoodsmarket.com/fremont-ca Facebook: www.facebook.com/WFMFremont Twitter: www.twitter.com/wholefoodsnorca *Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pork and poultry. Whole Planet Foundation Festival Saturday, Sep 21 12 noon – 4 p.m 50+ vendors, live music, dance, kids’ activities Whole Foods Market Fremont 3111 Mowry Ave., Fremont Free event


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he world of film can be rewarding or extremely frustrating but for Fremont film director Amy Do it has been a continuous adventure. “I got my start in film/media at Ohlone Community College,” says Do. Capturing over 150 hours of footage for a film class at University of Southern California, Do documented rabbit enthusiasts at a American Rabbit Breeder’s Association National Convention. Her initial 20minute film was extended to feature-length and premiered in 2011 at the Bal Theatre in San Leandro and the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. A film review was featured in Tri-City Voice February 15, 2011 (page 6). Amy has worked at Lucasfilm Ltd. in Northern California, shooting and editing documentary footage of Director George Lucas for behind-the-scenes documentaries for Star Wars: Episode III and as Video Producer at a division of FOX Interactive Media creating videogame-related features for IGN.com. Rabbit Fever has now resurfaced with airings on KQED (Truly CA). It was broadcast on September 15 and will be rebroadcast Tuesday, September 17 at 11 p.m., Wednesday, September 18 at 5 a.m. and Sunday, September 22 at 12 p.m. TCV asked Amy about her experiences in the film industry. TCV: What happened between the first airing and now to bring this film to KQED? Is there additional footage, editing or has the film been passed around to producers until someone decided to use it? DO: After the film screened as a work-in-progress in San Francisco at the Roxie Theater (as part of the SF International Documentary Film Festival), the film officially premiered at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis and various other festivals thereafter. That was when I started getting offers from distributors who wanted to help me get the film out there to a mass audience. However, instead of seeking traditional distribution rights (i.e. theatrical, then DVD, then maybe TV), I noticed that I was getting more offers for digital distribution rights (i.e. web streaming, cableon-demand, instant download) for platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, cable providers, etc. This type of deal seemed ideal to me, because for several years now,

I’ve been a proponent of watching television shows and movies strictly online myself. I ended up signing with SnagFilms and they’re handling my digital distribution for me. As for DVD rights, I decided to self-publish the discs on my own, and because I have such a loyal fanbase of indie doc lovers, rabbit breeders and 4-H kids out there, I was able to make back a little of what I put into the film financially by selling the DVDs directly from the official website. I did talk to PBS Home Video to see if they were interested in the DVD rights, and that’s when they suggested I cut down the film so they could easily package it into a broadcast television hour for PBS Plus, their national network. I also submitted the film to our local PBS station, KQED, for consideration in the Truly CA program, which is an Emmy award-winning showcase of indie documentaries about life in California. I was ecstatic when I found out the film was accepted. There were only five slots and I got one of them - I feel so honored! The hardest part of the process though was cutting the film down to an hour (a requirement for all Truly CA films) and making sure we didn’t lose the heart of the story and characters. TCV: What have you been doing professionally since Rabbit Fever? How do you support yourself? Since I finished Rabbit Fever, I’ve come to learn that once you’re finished with a film, you need to be prepared to live with it for a lot longer than you expected. In film school, they teach you all these things about production techniques and theory and then they push you out into the world expecting you to fly. But really, that’s only half the battle, especially if you don’t have the funds to hire a proper lawyer

and agent to help you tackle the business side of the industry. That’s part of the reason why it took me so long to finally finish Rabbit Fever, because I was financing the film from my own pocket, I had to maintain a fulltime job to help pay for it and also learn a few hard lessons about how to sell the film along the way. So in many ways, making Rabbit Fever was like my form of graduate school. TCV: How does someone interested in this career survive until discovered? Do: Honestly, the only way to become “discovered” is to just go out there and make a film. Prove yourself, before you ask others to believe in you. Enter your film in festivals, screen it at a local theater, share it on YouTube - anything to get eyeballs on it. If it sucks, learn from that experience and make another one. If it’s good, you’ll receive the attention it deserves. And then hopefully, after you’ve gained the respect of other professionals in the industry, they’ll be the ones to help you realize your next film in the future. Luckily, with today’s readily available technology, there’s no excuse for someone NOT to be able to tell a story using inexpensive camera equipment and home software. In this industry, you make your own luck, and you have to be hungry for it (literally, sometimes, because you’ll be funding your own projects)! That means, working unpaid gigs to gain experience and make contacts, building a reel, continually learning new skills and techniques, and most importantly, not just talk about a project, but actually go out and make it happen! TCV: What does airing of the film on KQED mean, if anything, to your career?

Bay Area Bike Share launches in Santa Clara County SUBMITTED BY BRANDI CHILDRESS On Thursday, August 29, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and the cities of San Jose, Mountain View and Palo Alto joined the region wide celebration of the Bay Area Bike Share pilot program launch by hosting three events in Santa Clara County: San Jose City Hall, Mountain View City Hall and Palo Alto University and Emerson Bike Share Station The public now has access to shared bicycles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at specific locations within the cities of San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose. The Bay Area Bike Share pilot is a part of the MTC’s Initiatives Program and the Air District’s Transportation Fund for Clean Air program, which tests innovative projects for their ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. Touted as a “last mile solution”, the goal of the bike sharing pilot program is to make it more convenient for Bay Area residents to take public transit without taking their own bike on the system, and then use bike share bicycles to reach their final destination resulting in reduced air pollution in the areas served. Learn more about the bike share system at www.bayareabikeshare.com, facebook.com/bayareabikeshare and @sfbayareabikeshare.

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DO: It’s a big honor to be accepted into KQED’s Emmyaward winning program. There were only five slots and I’m honored that Rabbit Fever was selected by the committee to be one of them! Aside from the simple pleasure of having more eyes on a project that I poured my heart into, the exposure I receive from these broadcasts will hopefully boost DVD and web streaming sales through word-ofmouth. Also, this is my first television broadcast so it’s a learning experience that I can apply to future projects as well.

sue filmmaking as a career. I believe film school builds a very solid foundation for anybody who is serious about pursuing a career in the industry. You learn to collaborate with likeminded individuals and discover different career paths you can take, whether it be screen writing, editing, producing, cinematography or audio engineering... if you want to be a director, I think it’s important to understand all these facets of the pipeline. More importantly though, don’t let all that schooling go to waste after you graduate. Do everything you

TCV: Are you currently working on any film projects? How are they financed? DO: Right now, I’m just doing freelance video and graphics work. TCV: Others interested in a career such as yours are probably asking the same questions. A bit of background about yourself would be good - why you chose this career, critical training and tips. DO: I became interested in filmmaking when I was a 10 years old and started making my own home movies using my dad’s camcorder. Because editing video digitally on a computer was not readily available for consumers at the time, I actually practiced incamera editing (shooting scenes and different angles sequentially), as well as editing the tape-to-tape method using two VCRs. I would often be on my own, so I would not only shoot the movies, but a lot of the times, I would star in them as well... which is why I would never show anybody those embarrassing videos now! When I got older, I started taking some television and film classes at Ohlone Community College, and that’s when I decided to pur-

can to apply what you’ve learned in the real world. Most likely, you’ll start off small like me, as an intern somewhere, but if you have the drive, then you will work yourself up the ladder and eventually be able to direct and produce your own productions. “Possibly the greatest rabbit movie ever made! I love this.” Morgan Spurlock, director of Super Size Me https://twitter.com/MorganSpurlock/status/3173811612 55055361 “RABBIT FEVER sheds light on a world I never knew about...sincere, intimate...Amy Do’s film is one-of-a-kind.” Leonard Maltin, critic and author of Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide https://twitter.com/leonardmaltin/status/375547903697506 304 Rabbit Fever showtimes on KQED: Tue, Sep 17: 11:00 p.m. Wed, Sep 18: 5:00 a.m. Sun, Sep 22: 12:00 p.m. http://www.kqed.org/arts/programs/trulyca/episode.jsp?epid=2 77331 Rabbit Fever website: http://www.rabbitfever.com

Asian, Pacific Islander Youth Leadership Program SUBMITTED BY APAPA The APAPA Bay Area College Youth Leadership Program is designed to prepare college students of Asian Pacific Islander background to become future leaders in the State of California. The program provides an opportunity for students to work in the offices of elected official and policy offices across San Francisco as staff interns, and develop their leadership skills, gain public policy experience and become civically engaged. This year, interns will have the opportunity to work in the offices of State Assemblymember Phil Ting (San Francisco and San Mateo County), Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu (San Francisco), Mayor Ed Lee (San Francisco) and San Francisco Association of Realtors (San Francisco). The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate college students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, community service, and academic performance. Applicants will: Complete thirteen-week internship program from October 19, 2013 through April 25, 2014 Attend orientation weekend retreat from October 19-20 Work minimum 10 hours per week in your assigned office; hours are flexible depending on placement. Attend 2-hour APAPA workshops every other Tuesday night. Workshops include leadership and communication training, project assignments and guest speakers. Workshops will be held in San Francisco. Complete 50 community service hours for APAPA’s community events. Application materials are due by September 20, 2013. Interviews will be held September 23 – September 27, 2013. For more information or questions, please contact Patricia Cheng, Internship Coordinator, at (925) 759-2488, or apapainternship@gmail.com. APAPA website: www.apapa.org.


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

Thursday, Sep 29

Sep

5-Sunday,

Animal Feeding $

Kennedy Community Center 1333 Decoto Rd., Union City (510) 574-2053

3 p.m. Learn to feed the livestock

Continuing Events Fridays, Jul 19 thru Oct 25

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

Fremont Street Eats

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

No smoking & no alcohol Downtown Fremont Capital Ave. between State & Liberty St., Fremont www.fremont.gov/Calendar Thursday, Aug 15 - Saturday, Oct 18

New Members & Emerging Artists Show

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

Foothill Arts of the Bay 22394 Foothill Blvd., Hayward (510) 538-2787 www.haywardarts.org Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays, Aug 22 thru Oct 27

Train Rides $

10:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Climb aboard for a ride back in time

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 544-2797 www.ebparksonline.org Thursday, Aug 29 - Sunday, Sep 22

Anything Goes: The Member Show

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Artist’s works in painting, multi-media, photography & sculpture

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

Thursday, Oct 27

Sep

5-Sunday,

Patterson House Museum Tours $

Various times Docent led tour of farmhouse

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont (510) 544-2797 www.ebparksonline.org Wednesdays, Sep 25 thru Nov 13

Newark Police Department Citizen Police Academy – R

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Participants learn about local law enforcement

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

Shinn Park and Arboretum Art Display

5 a.m. - 9 p.m.

New Park Mall 2086 Newpark Mall, Newark (510) 794-5523 Thursday, Sep -Sunday, Sep 29

The Woman in Black $

Fri & Sat: 8 p.m. Sat & Sun: 2 p.m. Ghost play about the exorcism of demons

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

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 www.broadwaywest.org 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 http://pcfma.com/EastPlaza

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Drop-in program, no day care 10th Street Community Center 33948 10th Street, Union City (510) 675-5276 wwwUnionCity.org

Variety of art work on display

Tuesdays, Sep 11 & Thursdays, Nov 13

Monday, Sep 23-Friday, Nov 11

Music for Minors II Training

9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Fremont Adult School 4700 Calaveras Ave., Fremont (510) 733-1189 www.musicforminors2.org

Walk This Way R

Exhibit by photographer Tim Charles

Olive Hyde Art Gallery 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont (510) 791-4357 www.olivehydeartguild.org

San Leandro Art Association Member Exhibit

Sports, arts-n-crafts, games & special events

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

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Artwork using common & recycled objects

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesdays, Sep 11 - Dec 18

Cultural Corner Art Display

12 noon - 5 p.m.

Saturdays, Sep 21 - Sundays, Dec 29

Painting exhibit by local artists

Monday, Sep 3-Sunday, Sep 30

Some Assembly Required

10th Street After-School Program

Learn to become a docent Sunday, Sep 1 thru Saturday, Sep 30

Thursday, Sep 12 - Sunday, Oct 12

10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Walking & strength exercises for ages 55+

Casa Peralta 384 West Estudillo Ave, San Leandro (510) 357-4650

Photography Display

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Works by David Steffes

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


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Tuesday, Sep 17

East Bay Career Centers Job Fair

September 17, 2013

Chabot College 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward (510) 723-2614

Friday, Sep 20

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. All levels of recruitment

Thursday, Sep 19

Fly Me to the Moon Party $R

San Leandro Library 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro (510) 577-3971 www.tricitiesonestop.com

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Meet the Author

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

Thursday, Sep 19

Friday, Sep 20 - Sunday, Sep 22

Learn about the tectonic plates

Hayward Non-Profit Alliance Meeting

Harvest Festival $

10 a.m.

Arts and crafts, food & entertainment

Discuss Hayward’s 2040 general plan

Alameda County Fairgrounds 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton (800) 346-1212 www.harvestfestival.com

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

Times & Stops subject to change Tuesday, Sept 17 9:15–11:00 Daycare Center Visit FREMONT 2:00–2:30 Daycare Center Visit FREMONT 2:30 – 3:25 Cabrillo School, 36700 San Pedro Dr., FREMONT 4:45 – 5:30 Baywood Apts., 4275 Bay St, FREMONT 5:50 – 6:30 Jerome Ave. and Ohlones St., FREMONT Wednesday, Sept 18 1:00 – 1:45 Hillside School, 15980 Marcella St., SAN LEANDRO 2:00 – 2:45 Eden House Apts., 1601 165th Ave., SAN LEANDRO 3:15– 3:45 Baywood Ct., 21966 Dolores St., CASTRO VALLEY 6:00 – 6:30 Camellia Dr. & Camellia Ct., FREMONT Thursday, Sept 19 9:50 – 10:20 Daycare Center Visit FREMONT 10:40–11:30 Daycare Center Visit NEWARK 1:15 – 1:45 Stellar Academy, 38325 Cedar Blvd., NEWARK 2:00 –3:15 Graham School, 36270 Cherry St, NEWARK

Monday, Sept 23 9:20-10:00 Daycare Center Visit FREMONT 10:15-11:15 Daycare Center Visit FREMONT 1:45 – 2:45 Pioneer School, Blythe St. & Jean Dr., UNION CITY 3:05 – 3:25 Alvarado Elementary School, Fredi St. & Smith St., UNION CITY 4:15 – 4:45 Greenhaven Apts., Alvarado Blvd. & Fair Ranch Rd., UNION CITY 5:15 – 6:45 Forest Park School, Deep Creek Rd. & Maybird Circle, FREMONT Tuesday, Sept 24 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 Wednesday, Sept 25 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, Sep 17

East Bay Stompers

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Dixie, swing & standards music

Friday, Sept 20 9:45 - 11:15 Fame Charter School, 16244 Carolyn St., SAN LEANDRO 11:45 –12:15 7 TH Step, 475 Medford Ave., HAYWARD (unincorporated) 2:00 –3:00 Hesperian School, 620 Drew St., SAN LORENZO

Wednesday, Sept 18 1:45-3:00 1991 Landess Ave., Milpitas 3:15-3:45 120 Dixon Landing Rd., Milpitas

Tell A Friend

Call Rachel Parra 510 745-1480

Job Search Workshop

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Experience movies from different cultures

Wednesday, Sep 18

Learn about hidden job markets

Town Hall Meeting

Union City Branch Library 34007 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 745-1464

Century Theatres 43917 Pacific Commons Blvd., Fremont www.thirdworldindiefilmfest.com

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Discuss improvements to schools in the MSJHS attendance area

Mission San Jose High School 41717 Palm Ave., Fremont (510) 657-0761 tgain@fremont.k12.ca.us Wednesday, Sep 18

Searching for Your Ancestors?

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Learn to use resources to create a family tree

Program for older adults Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400 Wednesday, Sep 18

Turning Rumi: Singing Verses of Love, Unity & Freedom Meet local author Salma Arastu

Hayward Main Library 835 C St., Hayward (510) 881-7980 www.library.hayward-ca.gov Wednesday, Sep 18

Fremont Bicycle/Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee

7 p.m.

City of Fremont Offices 39550 Liberty St., Fremont (510) 494-4535 rdalton@fremont.gov Wednesday, Sep 18

The Slippery Slope

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Live jazz music Julian’s BBQ Beer & Wine

22532 Foothill Blvd, Hayward (510) 887-8677 www.juliansbbqbeerandwine.com Wednesday, Sep 18

The Dominican Stories Project

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Members share experiences that shaped their vocation

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 933-6335 www.msjdominicans.org Wednesday, Sep 18

Town Hall Meeting

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Discuss improvements for schools in IHS attendance area

Irvington High School 41800 Blacow Rd., Fremont (510) 657-0761 tgain@fremont.k12.ca.us Wednesday, Sep 18

A positive path for spiritual living

Unity of Fremont Sunday 10:00 AM

Governor’s Economic Development Initiative

11 a.m. - 12 noon Businesses discuss hiring credit & flexible tax credit

San Jose City Hall 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose (408) 535-3500 www.sanjoseca.gov Thursday, Sep 19

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

Friday, Sept 20–Sunday, Sep 22

Third World Indie Film Festival $

Discussion to improve safety and accessibility

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

San Felipe Park & Community Center 2058 D St., Hayward (510) 420-0813 www.hayward.org

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sep 19

Bronco Billy’s Pizza 41200 Blacow Road, Fremont (510) 914-7304

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Milpitas Bookmobile stops Renew books by phone (800) 471-0991 For more information (408) 293-2326 x3060

Murder mystery author Virginia Degner

Food, entertainment & Moon Cake sampling

Fremont Senior Center 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont (510) 790-6600

Science at the Library – Earthquakes

Alameda County Renew books by phone (510) 790-8096 For more information about the Bookmobile call (510) 745-1477 or visit www.aclibrary.org.

12 noon - 1 p.m. Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400

Tuesday, Sep 17

BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE

1251 Peralta Blvd., Fremont (510) 793-9352

Law and Democracy Lecture Series

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Justice, Not Just Us: Improving Access to Legal Services

Friday, Sept 20 Thursday, Sep 19

After Party $R

Third World Indie Film Festival

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Third World Indie Film Festival

Red Carpet Event

Summitt Pointe Golf Club 1500 Country Club Dr., Milpitas (408) 907-6925 www.thirdworldindiefilmfest.com

Dave & Busters Great Mall Plaza 447 Great Mall Dr., Milpitas (408) 907-6925 www.thridworldindiefilmfest.com

Friday, Sep 20

Science Lecture Thursday, Sep 19

4:30 p.m.

Town Hall Meeting

Presented by high school students for school age kids

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Discuss improvements to schools in the KHS attendance area

Kennedy High School 39999 Blacow Rd., Fremont (510) 657-0761 tgain@fremont.k12.ca.us Thursday, Sep 19 10th Street Anniversary Celebration! 5 p.m. Back to school event Bounce house, food & drinks 10th Street Community Center 33948 10th Street, Union City (510) 675-5276 www.UnionCity.org

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400 Friday, Sep 20

Taize: Prayer Around the Cross

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Meditative style of singing & contemplative form of prayer

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 933-6335 www.msjdominicans.org Saturday, Sep 21

Coastal Cleanup Day – R

Friday, Sep 20 Benefit for Children’s Art Programs $R 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dinner, silent auction, music & entertainment Hayward City Hall 777 B St., Hayward (510) 581-4050 Friday, Sep 20 Ports ‘O Call $ 12 noon “Tea talk” featuring food, tea & house tour Shinn House

9 a.m. - 12 noon Volunteers remove trash from the local creeks

Central Park next to Aqua Adventure Water Park 40400 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont (510) 790-5541 www.fremont.gov/CoastalCleanupDay


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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

Farmers’ Market The year-round Union City Certified Farmers' Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9am-1pm at Old Alvarado Park on Smith and Watkins. Fresh-from-the-farm produce and fun for the whole family! http://facebook.com/UnionCityFarmersMarket

Saturday, Sep 21

Saturday, Sep 21

Saturday, Sep 21

Comedy Short Subject Night $

Wildlife Rehabilitation $R

Free ACT/SAT Practice Test – R

7:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

“The Immigrant,” “Neighbors,” “Get Out and Get Under,” &”Liberty”

Learn to care for injured animals

Test taking tips & practice test

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

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

Castro Valley Library 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley (510) 667-7900 www.aclibrary.org

Saturday, Sep 21

Saturday, Sep 21

Cemetery Clean-Up

International Day of Peace

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

10 a.m.

Help maintain historic landmark

Promoting efforts to end conflict

Water & snacks provided San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery Corner of Usher Street & College Street, San Lorenzo (510) 581-2516 www.haywardareahistory.org Saturday, Sep 21

Consumer Fraud: Scams Targeting Seniors

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tips for protection & prevention

Hayward Main Library 835 C St., Hayward (510) 881-7974 Saturday, Sep 21

Citizenship and the Naturalization Process

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. How to become a United States Citizen

Fremont Main Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1400 Saturday, Sep 21

Meet near the boat house Lake Elizabeth Central Park 1100 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 793-5683 www.internationaldayofpeace.org

Saturday, Sep 21

Walk/Run for Women of Africa $

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cancer prevention benefit

Lake Merritt 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland (510) 452-2542 www.pincc.org

Saturday, Sep 21

Proof of age required Bayfair Mall 15555 E. 14th Street, San Leandro www.actransit.org Sunday, Sep 22

Meet Author Tiffany Cheung

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Discuss the Blue Break Series & “Checkmate”

Union City Library 34007 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 745-1464 www.bluebreakseries.com Monday, Sep 23

Job Resources Fair for Underserved Populations

Keep Abreast 5k/10K Walk & Run $

Sunday, Sep 22

11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Music & Art in the Park

7 a.m.

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Help for low income, veterans & single parents

Benefit for the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation

Various groups featuring Beatles tunes

Quarry Lakes 2250 Isherwood Way, Fremont (510) 795-4895 http://hersbreastcancerfoundation.org Saturday, Sep 21

Chamber Music Outside the Box $

3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Presented by Music at the Mission

Fremont Cliff House 41401 Vargas Rd, Fremont www.musicatmsj.org

Coyote Hills Open House

No alcohol Hayward Memorial Park 24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward Sunday, Sep 22

Stone Age Olympics & Knap-In

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Participate in primeval activities

Hayward City Hall 777 B St., Hayward (510) 397-9006 Monday, Sep 23

Ohlone College Golf Tournament $R

9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Breakfast, golf, auction & prizes

Parent participation required Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3220 www.ebparks.org

Benefit for Ohlone College Athletics Castlewood Country Club 707 Country Club Cir., Pleasanton (510) 659-6053 www.ohlonecollegegolf.org

Sunday, Sep 22

Monday, Sep 23

48th Annual Fine Art Show

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Saturday, Sep 21

Bharathantyan Dance Recital

Meet the reptiles, hear stories & make a craft

Coastal Cleanup Day - R

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

9 a.m. - 12 noon

Indian classical dance performance

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

Pick up trash along the creekside trail

1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Deadline for submission

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

Art to be hand-delivered & ready to display

Saturday, Sep 21

Meet near the skatepark Union City Civic Center 34009 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Union City (925) 371-0154 x 112 amy.evans@acrcd.org

Coastal Cleanup Day – R

9 a.m. - 12 noon

Saturday, Sep 21

Volunteers remove debris from waterways

Get Ready, The King is Coming!

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward (510) 670-7270 http://www.haywardrec.org/event s.html#summer

Evangelistic crusade for all ages

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Decoto Adult School 601 H Street, Union City (510) 429-8446

Niles Music Festival

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

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Monday, Sep 23

Live music & food

Eden Garden Club Meeting

Niles Town Plaza 37592 Niles Blvd., Fremont www.niles.org

9:30 a.m.

Sunday, Sep 22

Sunday, Sep 22

Youth Clipper Card Event $

12 noon - 4 p.m. Discounted cards for ages 5 – 18

How to use salvaged materials in garden designs

Hayward-Castro Valley Moose Lodge 20835 Rutledge Rd., Castro Valley (510) 538-4292

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icture this: passionate tango music, a glass of wine, scrumptious food, a gorgeous view, a warm and sunny afternoon... Music at the Mission’s newest musical offering, “Music al Fresco,” presented outdoors at one of the Tri-City’s hidden gems. The Fremont Cliff House offers terraced table seating overlooking its outdoor stage and an unparalleled view of the bay. This beautiful venue will feature tango nuevo group Quinteto Quilombo; preview performances of Music at the Mission’s upcoming season performed by flutist Rhonda Bradetich, bassist Bill Everett, and pianist Aileen Chanco; with Italian soprano Lucia Campbell and trumpeter Bill Campbell as special guests. Enjoy music by Piazzolla, Brahms, Handel, Haydn, and Deak. “Music al Fresco” will be catered by Mission Coffee Co. and Federicos Tapas and Wine Bar; it is sponsored by Mr. Cliff Walker. Purchase your tickets today while they last! Music al Fresco Saturday, Sept 21 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The Fremont Cliff House 41401 Vargas Rd., Fremont www.musicatmsj.org http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/437436 Tickets: $50 Online ($60 at the door)


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HOME SALES REPORT CASTRO VALLEY | TOTAL SALES: 11 Highest $: 721,000 Median $: 485,000 Lowest $: 326,000 Average $: 498,955 ADDRESS

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20887 Ashfield Avenue 17677 Buti Park Court 2792 Cortez Court #7 20974 Nunes Avenue 5373 Proctor Road 19226 San Miguel Avenue 4736 Seven Hills Road 20147 Stanton Avenue 18977 Thornbury Avenue 23218 Canyon Terrace Drive 6895 Lariat Lane

94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94546 94552 94552

SOLD FOR BDS

400,000 610,000 326,000 476,000 721,000 485,000 585,000 335,500 590,000 540,000 420,000

4 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 4 2

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1748 1343 1141 1245 2615 1195 1895 1228 1383 1463 1571

1958 1962 1977 1948 1974 1949 1952 1950 1956 1996 1986

08-06-13 08-05-13 08-02-13 08-09-13 08-07-13 08-08-13 08-09-13 08-09-13 08-09-13 08-09-13 08-09-13

FREMONT | TOTAL SALES: 68 Highest $: 2,040,000 Median $: Lowest $: 323,000 Average $: ADDRESS

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2482 Archer Avenue 94536 620,000 35724 Augustine Place 94536 710,000 504 Briarton Terrace 94536 565,000 36186 Coronado Drive 94536 545,000 4347 Gertrude Drive 94536 490,000 35808 Jacinto Court 94536 601,000 37020 Lassen Street 94536 730,000 38843 Litchfield Circle 94536 725,000 37864 Los Arboles Drive 94536 542,000 35068 Lucia Court 94536 570,500 37168 Meadowbrook Common #30394536 375,000 5255 Reeder Court 94536 700,000 36732 Reynolds Drive 94536 685,000 38529 Royal Ann Common 94536 325,000 38582 Royal Ann Common 94536 356,000 4326 San Juan Avenue 94536 695,000 3526 Sutton Loop 94536 720,000 39490 Albany Common 94538 350,000 1980 Barrymore Common 94538 345,000 40239 Besco Drive 94538 410,000 39372 Blacow Road 94538 425,000 4896 Bryce Canyon Park Drive 94538 601,000 42542 Charleston Way 94538 420,000 39152 Guardino Drive #303 94538 326,000 4366 Hardwood Street 94538 508,000 4563 Hilo Street 94538 578,000 39329 Mariposa Way 94538 323,000 4096 Murray Common 94538 365,000 4357 Porter Street 94538 543,000 42755 Roberts Avenue 94538 538,000 48288 Conifer Street 94539 730,000 410 Dana Street 94539 840,000 48824 Deer View Terrace 94539 1,500,000 477 Enos Street 94539 1,090,000 40212 Hacienda Court 94539 1,080,000 21 Mission Cielo Avenue 94539 1,320,000 40964 Pajaro Drive 94539 1,250,000 1477 Quintana Way 94539 1,265,000 49101 Rose Terrace 94539 655,000 641 Sammie Avenue 94539 830,000 261 Traminer Court 94539 1,763,500 42883 Via Navarra 94539 620,000 42902 Via Valparaiso 94539 556,000 809 Yakima Drive 94539 2,040,000 5442 Alamo Terrace 94555 711,000 3225 Alpine Drive 94555 880,000 33593 Bardolph Circle 94555 730,500 3658 Bobwhite Terrace 94555 600,000 4345 Calypso Terrace 94555 741,000 4369 Calypso Terrace 94555 735,000 4923 Conway Terrace #126 94555 425,000 4845 Deep Creek Road 94555 680,000 34371 Dobson Way 94555 735,000 34579 Falls Terrace 94555 425,000 3840 Goldfinch Terrace 94555 605,000 32944 Lake Bluestone Street 94555 482,000 3203 Langhorn Drive 94555 668,000 34622 Pueblo Terrace #87 94555 460,000 4597 Rousillon Place 94555 705,000 34115 Susa Terrace 94555 354,500 34121 Susa Terrace 94555 620,000 5238 Tacoma Common 94555 448,000 4200 Tanager Common 94555 500,000 34724 Teal Common 94555 695,000 5992 Treviso Terrace #137 94555 720,000 34264 Tupelo Street 94555 660,000 34711 Woodhue Terrace 94555 550,000 34236 Xanadu Terrace 94555 847,000

4 4 2 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 2 4 4 2 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 4 6 5 3 3 4 3 2 5 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3

SQFT

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1494 1830 1269 1148 1148 1484 1587 1306 1583 1262 988 1632 1980 1008 1180 1740 1680 991 991 1150 996 1347 1151 857 1093 1148 996 1189 1744 1271 1544 1008 3195 951 1914 1944 3098 2549 1400 1462 3499 1242 968 4574 1481 2678 1480 1607 1826 1826 1069 1532 1550 950 1488 1148 1400 1069 1368 1231 1387 1050 1590 1607 1783 1324 1346 1812

1963 1970 1997 1958 1959 1965 1964 1994 1971 1964 1984 1959 1972 1970 1971 1962 1963 1981 1981 1959 1959 1963 1958 1990 1959 1960 1959 1979 1955 1958 1963 1953 1997 1952 1967 1999 1968 1968 2004 1962 1996 1971 1971 2011 1988 1989 1984 1989 1992 1992 1989 1986 1972 1989 1989 1970 1970 1989 1986 2007 2007 1989 1984 1988 1992 1988 1989 1989

08-07-13 08-07-13 08-02-13 08-08-13 08-06-13 08-02-13 08-08-13 08-09-13 08-05-13 08-02-13 08-02-13 08-02-13 08-09-13 08-09-13 08-09-13 08-07-13 08-08-13 08-07-13 08-07-13 08-09-13 08-02-13 08-08-13 08-07-13 08-02-13 08-06-13 08-06-13 08-09-13 08-09-13 08-07-13 08-09-13 08-07-13 08-08-13 08-06-13 08-06-13 08-07-13 08-07-13 08-02-13 08-07-13 08-06-13 08-09-13 08-02-13 08-02-13 08-06-13 08-09-13 08-09-13 08-09-13 08-02-13 08-08-13 08-08-13 08-02-13 08-08-13 08-05-13 08-06-13 08-09-13 08-02-13 08-07-13 08-09-13 08-07-13 08-09-13 08-07-13 08-09-13 08-06-13 08-08-13 08-09-13 08-06-13 08-02-13 08-06-13 08-08-13

HAYWARD | TOTAL SALES: 38 Highest $: 1,150,000 Median $: Lowest $: 229,000 Average $: ADDRESS

2199 Beckham Lane 2233 Beckham Way 712 Grand Terrace 1004 Imperial Place 20925 Locust Street 3092 Madsen Street 19111 Meekland Avenue 20652 Morva Drive 22247 Moselle Court 496 Perkins Drive 20377 Royal Avenue 3351 Shawn Way 976 St. James Court 25611 West Camino Vista 50 Arundel Drive 2127 Brandywine Place 27208 Hayward Boulevard 25755 Booker Way 669 Dartmore Lane #251 699 Dartmore Lane #372 274 Dogwood Court 26249 Eldridge Avenue 371 Frederic Avenue 304 Lafayette Avenue 626 Minerva Street 728 Shawnee Court 24414 Silva Avenue 166 St. Andrews Street 28557 Anchorage Lane 27536 La Porte Avenue 27818 La Porte Avenue 2740 Longshores Drive 110 Montevina Way

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

620,000 679,456

375,000 418,868

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450,000 580,000 335,000 229,000 305,000 570,000 670,000 354,000 355,000 350,000 295,000 518,000 375,000 575,000 1,150,000 435,000 492,000 440,000 250,000 275,000 255,000 289,000 330,000 330,000 400,000 360,000 340,000 450,000 590,000 390,000 320,000 485,000 535,000

2682 2618 1170 1565 844 2506 2804 1026 1308 1156 1221 1453 1213 2024 5050 1458 2347 1600 906 894 1094 1077 1020 1031 1126 1353 1020 1410 1835 1119 1000 1750 1990

1991 1962 2003 1982 1949 2009 1955 1945 1964 1951 2004 1989 1926 1978 2008 1997 1991 1954 1988 1988 1973 1954 1952 1951 1956 1959 1950 1955 2009 1955 1955 2010 2010

08-08-13 08-06-13 08-02-13 08-09-13 08-08-13 08-08-13 08-05-13 08-05-13 08-06-13 08-06-13 08-06-13 08-02-13 08-09-13 08-07-13 08-09-13 08-05-13 08-02-13 08-02-13 08-09-13 08-06-13 08-05-13 08-07-13 08-05-13 08-07-13 08-02-13 08-07-13 08-09-13 08-09-13 08-02-13 08-09-13 08-08-13 08-02-13 08-06-13

4 4 2 2 3 3 5 2 3 3 2 3 2 6 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3

533 Ravenna Way 28040 Sandlewood Drive 2221 Tallahassee Street 2224 Tallahassee Street 21109 Gary Drive #220

94545 94545 94545 94545 94546

430,000 475,000 410,000 244,000 281,000

3 4 6 3 2

1349 1404 2655 1215 1041

MILPITAS | TOTAL SALES: 26 Highest $: 1,300,000 Median $: Lowest $: 310,000 Average $: ADDRESS

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789 Berryessa Street 164 Butler Street 2004 Calaveras Road 463 Cascadita Terrace 1556 Clear Lake Avenue 523 Dundee Avenue 726 Erie Circle 1831 Fallen Leaf Drive 717 Folsom Circle 1218 Gingerwood Drive 970 Kristin Ridge Way 1800 Lee Way 1820 Lee Way 328 Lynn Avenue 2286 Lynwood Terrace 1210 Nestwood Way 538 Oroville Road 235 Parc Place Drive 79 Parc Place Drive 670 Perth Court 1142 Ridgemont Drive 1204 Ridgemont Drive 381 San Miguel Court #4 1722 Snell Place 700 South Abel Street #211 700 South Abel Street #311

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

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37028 Arden Street 6041 Baine Avenue 37262 Birch Street 35946 Brandywine Street 6442 Buena Vista Drive #A 37328 Locust Street 5526 McDonald Avenue 6297 Quartz Place 7793 Shorehaven Avenue 35886 Spruce Street

94560 94560 94560 94560 94560 94560 94560 94560 94560 94560

08-09-13 08-09-13 08-02-13 08-02-13 08-02-13

558,000 624,385

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615,000 640,000 468,000 550,000 513,000 1,040,000 585,000 455,500 510,000 755,000 1,300,000 520,500 558,000 330,000 832,000 615,000 590,000 473,000 409,000 990,000 850,000 785,000 310,000 597,000 490,000 453,000

1277 1597 944 1375 1180 2383 1459 1215 1350 1867 3229 976 1987 1350 1038 1192 2290 1939 1953 924 1450 1108 1108

1960 1956 1949 1992 1971 1984 1984 1966 1983 1991 1993 1970 1990 1983 2005 2005 1981 1994 1988 1971 2010 2007 2007

08-16-13 08-15-13 08-21-13 08-16-13 08-20-13 08-21-13 08-15-13 08-21-13 08-15-13 08-20-13 08-16-13 08-16-13 08-19-13 08-13-13 08-16-13 08-15-13 08-15-13 08-15-13 08-15-13 08-15-13 08-20-13 08-15-13 08-16-13 08-16-13 08-16-13 08-20-13

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NEWARK | TOTAL SALES: 10 Highest $: 620,000 Median $: Lowest $: 320,000 Average $: ADDRESS

2009 1975 1957 1957 1981

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410,000 421,500 380,000 560,000 320,000 508,500 515,000 507,000 620,000 575,000

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1951 1998 1954 1963 1985 1949 1961 1979 1969 1964

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SAN LEANDRO | TOTAL SALES:28 Highest $: 769,000 Median $: 410,000 Lowest $: 88,000 Average $: 429,839 ADDRESS

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357 Belleview Drive 94577 1400 Carpentier Street #303 94577 2463 Dundee Court 94577 1022 Dutton Avenue 94577 2122 Harborview Drive 94577 505 Lafayette Avenue 94577 268 Lexington Avenue 94577 759 Matoza Lane 94577 2676 Vistagrand Court 94577 2077 Washington Avenue #20294577 1708 137th Avenue 94578 14595 Bancroft Avenue 94578 876 Barri Drive 94578 16824 Carriage Lane 94578 844 Casanova Drive 94578 1334 Dorothy Avenue 94578 602 Heather Glenn Lane 94578 445 Linnell Avenue 94578 14791 Ruthelen Court 94578 14796 Saturn Drive 94578 500 Sugar Maple Lane 94578 14871 Washington Avenue 94578 1378 Coppa Court 94579 1851 Nelson Street 94579 1364 Padre Avenue 94579 1567 Randy Street 94579 2386 Riverside Court 94579 15335 Washington Avenue #10294579

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290,000 263,000 315,000 595,000 769,000 400,000 380,000 570,000 740,000 88,000 388,000 323,000 410,000 265,000 365,000 448,000 435,000 440,000 470,000 330,000 515,000 337,500 625,000 465,000 430,000 475,000 702,000 202,000

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1941 1983 1979 1950 1963 1954 1941 2003 1958 1984 1947 1946 1955 1953 1954 1946 2007 1952 1953 1950 2007 1954 1998 1959 1951 1960 2000 1985

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SAN LORENZO | TOTAL SALES: 09 Highest $: 505,000 Median $: 390,000 Lowest $: 300,000 Average $: 397,222 ADDRESS

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15908 Devonwood Way 642 Hacienda Avenue 648 Heritage Circle 16044 Paseo Largavista 1000 Santa Ana Street 15999 St. Johns Drive 17375 Via Flores 1461 Via Mesa 17351 Via San Ardo

94580 94580 94580 94580 94580 94580 94580 94580 94580

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460,000 380,000 407,000 300,000 355,000 375,000 505,000 390,000 403,000

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1855 1068 1451 1234 1450 1164 2202 1031 1031

1990 1948 2003 1944 1950 1954 1947 1951 1951

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UNION CITY | TOTAL SALES:21 Highest $: 875,000 Median $: Lowest $: 247,000 Average $: ADDRESS

33962 13th Street 1802 Baylor Street 2525 Begonia Street 4325 Bel Estos Way 33056 Brockway Street 34353 Corum Court 104 Donoso Plaza 244 Entrada Plaza #273 277 Famoso Plaza 4304 Granite Court 32482 Joyce Way 1067 La Sierra Terrace 2849 Montair Way 34240 Perry Road 3172 San Andreas Drive 3239 San Pablo Way 31394 Santa Elena Way 34765 Skylark Drive #3 32909 Soquel Street 34441 Torrey Pine Lane 34747 Williams Way

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94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587 94587

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270,000 420,000 580,000 360,000 615,000 615,000 247,000 262,000 260,000 500,000 460,000 490,000 655,000 640,000 575,000 480,000 400,000 255,000 675,000 847,500 875,000

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490,000 499,119

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810 1120 1603 1193 1889 1910 710 710 880 1666 1320 1612 2441 1910 1689 1656 1556 903 1976 2671 3198

1925 1960 1971 1972 1984 1975 1983 1985 1979 1972 1997 1994 1974 1970 1969 1969 1972 1980 2000 2002

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International Day of Peace NABEELA RAZA SAJJAD The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The day is also used to educate and create public awareness about issues relating to peace, urging all to end hostilities and come together for the common good. The 2013 theme is “Education for Peace,” a call to establish educational programs and engage a wider range of people in peace building activities. “It is not enough to teach children how to read, write, and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive, and peaceful societies,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Tri-City residents will gather by the Peace Pole at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont to mark this occasion. Please join us as we unite with millions of people of all faith traditions throughout the world to pray for peace. After a short testimony for peace there will be a “Walk for Peace” around Lake Elizabeth. The International Day of Peace is being sponsored by Interfaith Women of Peace and Pax Christi. For information regarding Interfaith Women of Peace, please contact Sister Ramona Bascom (ramonabascom@gmail.com). International Day of Peace Saturday, Sept 21 10 a.m. Lake Elizabeth 40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont (Sailway Dr. near Boat House) http://paxchristiusa.org/ http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org/ Free

Fremont Elks support foster youth in transition SUBMITTED BY JOAN WHITE Fremont Elks Lodge #2121 recently took part in Abode Services’ My First Home program. The program assists youths that are aging out of foster care and transitioning into living in a home of their own. On September 4, Lodge members met at Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter to deliver pots, pans, dishes, silverware, rugs, a shower curtain and other basic necessities required to set up a kitchen and bathroom. Additionally, personal bedding and hygiene items were provided and $100 Target gift certificates were given to each of the three young men that will be sharing the house. Added to the above items delivered by the Lodge were a dozen coffee mugs and 10 mattress pads that completed a previous project the Lodge had undertaken for the shelter. Community service and paying it forward are commitments the Lodge has made to the local community. For information on the Lodge and how you can join, visit: www.fremontelks.org/


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LANAS ESTATE SERVICES Karen L. Simpson RESIDENT OF FREMONT January 12, 1957 – August 17, 2013

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Eva Jewel Ricciarelli June 17, 1922 - August 30, 2013

Eva passed away peacefully on August 30, 2013 at her home in Fremont, California. She is survived by her loving husband, Rodney, of 39 years, her loving children, Gloria Ice, Linda Ibarra (Jess), Cathy Novello, Janet Kirby, Lynda Myers (Ciro), Douglas Ricciarelli (Kay) and many adoring grandchildren and great grand children. Eva volunteered as a docent for many years at Patterson House at the Ardenwood Historic Farm and at the Shinn Historical Park in Fremont, Ca. She also founded the Friends of Heirloom Flowers Garden Club in Fremont. Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Fremont. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the charity of your choice.

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Weather watchers help government meteorologists AP WIRE SERVICE BY KIMBERLY PRIMICERIO RECORD-JOURNAL OF MERIDEN MERIDEN, Conn. (AP), High-tech radar may provide a good sense of what the day will look like, but radar alone isn’t always good enough. Sometimes weather spotters are needed to help with warnings and to verify radar data. Over 300,000 certified SKYWARN spotters throughout the nation volunteer their time to report severe weather to the National Weather Service. The service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN. These are not storm chasers, but volunteers who provide visual evidence and other reports of what’s going on in the sky. Meriden native and Wolcott resident Jay Dobensky received his certification about three years ago and learned how to safely monitor storms. Dobensky, 42, a 1988 Maloney High School graduate, explained that spotters should never be confused with storm chasers. They simply monitor the weather as it happens and report it to the best of their ability to the Weather Service. “As good as meteorology and the NWS is, they still need boots on the ground,’’ Dobensky said. “Technology can’t reach everything ... Things get missed.’’ As a weather fan whose passion for precipitation began as a boy, Dobensky thought he had a pretty good grasp on meteorology. While attending a certification class years ago, Dobensky realized he had a lot to learn. “It really helps you understand the proper forecasting and identification,’’ said Dobensky, a parttime student studying meteorology while he continues his full-time job running an audio/video installation company. He’s known on Twitter and Facebook as “Storm Trooper Jay,’’ which city resident Mark Hughes dubbed Dobensky due to his love of weather. On a recent weeknight, residents from all over the state gathered at the Connecticut Police Academy on Preston Avenue to attend a SKYWARN spotter class. Many of the students were new and excited to learn. Michael Silva, a general forecaster at the NWS in Upton, N.Y., led the class. The Weather Service in Upton serves portions of New

York, New Jersey and all of southern Connecticut. “This is your basic spotter training class,’’ Silva said. “It does not mean you are experienced weather spotters. We give you the tools for what it takes to be a weather spotter.’’ Silva encouraged the class to take the course every three years as a refresher. In the first hour, Silva introduced students to the weather spotter concept. The spotters across the country consist of average residents, truck drivers, pilots, mariners and emergency service personnel, Silva said. They volunteer to call an NWS weather hotline to report notable weather phenomena. When spotting severe weather, Silva told his class of about 40 to remain clam, speak clearly and report all the facts. He then introduced the class to thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms include hail, wind gusts of about 58 mph and the possibility of a tornado forming. Silva also told his class that lightning can strike up to 30 miles away from the storm. It’s safe to go outside 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder is heard, he said. The second half the class dealt with tornadoes. Using his knowledge of weather and spotting, Dobensky called in hazardous weather in June. He happened to be at the right place at the right time when he began taking pictures of some menacing clouds. He said he uploaded the pictures to his computer and zoomed in on one. Dobensky saw what he thought could have been a tornado. He sent the photos in to the National Weather Service and was told he probably saw a weak funnel cloud near the Waterbury and Wolcott line. “It didn’t touch the ground,’’ Dobensky said. This was on the same day tornadoes came down in the Windsor Locks area. Dobensky said if he didn’t call it in, no one would have ever known the weather happened. “It pushes me to continue this,’’ he said. At the Connecticut Police Academy, Pat Connolly was learning a lot at the spotter class. She is part of her community’s emergency response team in Orange. She said she wanted to become familiar with certain types of weather. “What we do is prepare people for storms,’’ she said. “The more knowledge the better.’’ Information from: Record-Journal, http://www.record-journal.com


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Tri-City Stargazer SEPTEMBER 18 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 BY VIVIAN CAROL For All Signs: Pluto is the planet that represents plutocrats, the worldwide economy, banking, the stock market, corporations, and inevitable consequences. On Sept. 20th, this planet turns direct after a five month retrograding period. Since Pluto’s ar-

rival in Capricorn (late ’07), the shift to direct motion has coincided with particularly disruptive financial events, i.e. the bankruptcy of AIG in ’08. The present world circumstances are scary, to say the least. The trouble is generated during Pluto’s retro-

Aries the Ram (March 21-April 20): Resources of others that are normally available may be withheld during this period. “Resources” include time, money, or energy. This includes partner’s income, loan requests, debt payments, inheritance issues, stock market proceeds, or insurance payments. Relationship issues are highlighted.

Cancer the Crab (June 21-July 21): A new person enters the scene to assist with problems you may be having with a child or a lover. This is someone who can see all points of view and will assist you in balancing the situation. Avoid criticizing yourself or others. Things must be handled with integrity and respect for all concerned.

Taurus the Bull (April 21-May 20): This is a very good time to seek assistance from a professional, especially if you have concerns regarding your partner or the relationship. An outside source will be a good negotiator and an impartial observer in a situation that may be fraught with intensity. If you have no partner, one may come along soon.

Leo the Lion (July 22-Aug 22): Your life tempo is accelerating as it always does in September. You probably feel the need to pay closer attention to your neighborhood, roommates, siblings, and the casua bl relationships in your life. If you have any communication habits that interfere, they may be brought to your attention now. The car may want attention over the next month.

Gemini the Twins (May 21June 20): You have a desire to celebrate. The temptation to overspend is strong. Consider what would be fun and interesting that doesn't require a big expenditure. Activities concerning education, publishing, the law, and travel have positive aspects. You are talkative and in an exploring frame of mind.

Virgo the Virgin (August 23September 22): The topic at hand is devotion. The Vestal Virgins of Roman Times began a lifetime of service to the sacred flame around the age of 6. They were celibate forever. You have been devoted to something or someone powerful all your life. This may be unconscious. It is

time you evaluate the cost to yourself. Libra the Scales (September 23October 22): An improvement in financial and health matters is right on your doorstep. The financial help comes through increased work activity and also investment decisions. One or more persons are there to help or teach you what you need to know. Listen carefully to what others tell you now. You are experiencing a “teachable moment”. Scorpio the Scorpion (October 23-November 21): Now is the time to take a clear look at yourself in relationship to others. You need to take care of yourself. Don’t beat on yourself or accept beatings from anyone else, even if you must go it alone for a while. Someone new enters your life, probably at work, who can become a fine teacher and helper in your world. Sagittarius the Archer (November 22-December 21): You have a desire to celebrate. The temptation to overspend is strong. Consider what would be fun and interesting that doesn't require a big expenditure. Activities con-

grade periods and then made public upon its direct station. This is also true on a personal level. If we have been keeping a major secret, the time for revelation is approaching. It may even be forced.

cerning education, publishing, the law, and travel have positive aspects. You are talkative and in an exploring frame of mind. Curb your tendency to be opinionated. Capricorn the Goat (December 22-January 19): Your persuasive power is very strong now. You are seeing favorable results from efforts you have applied over the last few years. A new friend or associate has entered your life scene. This person has helpful information, so give attention to fresh ideas that come to you via friends and associates. Aquarius the Water Bearer (January 20-February 18): A new person or an option is present in your career or work in the world. The “new” one offers posi-

tive ideas, encouragement, and a fresh means of expanding your territory. You may be mixing business and pleasure in a pleasant combination. Business “as usual” takes on a more collegial quality. Pisces the Fish (February 19March 20): The important subject continues to be: Whom or what do you serve? And is that devotion actually good for you? On the dark side, Pisceans often do too much for others, which is followed by a predisposition toward bad habits for self-compensation. On the bright side, that which you serve gives you a sense of completion and wholeness.

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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Faster than a speeding bullet? cludes camping, recreation, “a 13,000 square foot event center and a 150 person outdoor amphitheater with a campfire pit.” The massive lake, a small lake, a pond, even a puddle is no more. In place of the lake is a great big hole that took over 40 years to dig and may take a decade to fill.

WILLIAM MARSHAK Look out yonder… It’s a quarry, it’s a lake, it’s a park! In 1997 a 10-year extension was granted to operators of the Dumbarton Quarry in exchange for transformation of the property into a park when operations terminated. Plans were unveiled to create an overnight camping and recreation facility that would be the envy of the entire Bay Area. The showpiece of this ambitious project was a 30-acre lake for fishing and boating created by filling the 300+ ft. deep pit created by decades of open pit gravel mining. Where the water would come from and where it would drain was unclear. Unfortunately, unlike the famous caped crusader of steel, this plan was not faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, nor able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It suffered the same fate when confronted with its Kryptonite nemesis… reality. Now, in 2013, it has assumed the disguise of a mild-mannered park that in-

The technological hurdle of bringing water to fill the hole leads to the question of where to find dirt to fill the same hole. One suggestion is to partially fill it with contaminated soil from a nearby development. The Regional Water Quality Control Board may have something to say about this. It may be that 300 feet down, deadly pesticides will never affect anyone, but the law of unintended consequences is waiting - ready, willing and able. According to an interview with a representative of Dumbarton Quarry Associates in 2008, even under the previous proposal to fill the pit with water, over 100,000 cubic yards of soil was required to create the landscape envisioned. He noted, “That is enough dirt to cover a football field, from goal line to goal line with soil 56-feet deep.”

site is finally ready to speed toward a target after a six year delay, what is the consequence of those with grand, yet unfeasible plans of yesteryear? It will take many years – a decade or more – to fill the site even after approval. The same intransigence and failure to plan wisely, coupled with fear of action has retarded growth and remedial action in other parts the City as well. For example, Centerville still waits for the City to take action, to remove State control of Highway 84 from its heart; the Center Theater is a shell waiting for a creative spark from City officials and the vacant firehouse across the street longs to be a jazz club. An enlightened public/private partnership to make these things happen is possible but only when the City and its citizens decide that action is preferable to hunkering down in a hole of “safe” ignorance. Who carries the weight and consequences of past delayed, often foolish decisions? When projects are finally completed, will the results have been worth the wait?

Fremont City Council is now faced with new, improved plans for the Dumbarton Quarry Park subject to a permit agreement of long ago. East Bay Regional Park District is anxious to convert this barren land into something worthwhile. Now that the bullet of this 91-acre

Have you ever wanted to get an inside look at the Fremont Police Department? Now is your opportunity. Beginning, Tuesday, October 15, 2013, the Fremont Police Department will start it’s33rd Citizen Police Academy Class. The class will be limited to 25 - 30attendee’s and will fill fast, so don’t delay and sign up today! The free twelve session program will run for nine-weeks. The 40hour academy generally meets one to two nights a week from 7 p.m. -

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Masonic communities celebrate Autumnal harvest SUBMITTED BY TERRY MENDEZ More than 300 residents and staff of Acacia Creek continuing care retirement community and the Masonic Home at Union City celebrated “Tomato Palooza” on Sept. 5, 2013. Tomato Palooza is the retirement communities’ annual celebration of the tomato harvest at their on-site organic garden. The garden, which grows more than 27 varieties of tomatoes, is tended by community residents, whose age averages 85. All plants are grown from seeds and sprouted in the community’s greenhouse. As part of the celebration, a king and queen were crowned and more than 100 residents paraded, showcasing dance and musical talents; those with walkers and power chairs also took part. The Fremont Christian School Jazz Band provided Dixieland Jazz music throughout the parade. Guests enjoyed a vari-

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ety of tomato-themed foods, including two varieties of Bloody Mary’s, fried green tomatoes, stuffed tomatoes, and fresh salsas. The Masonic Home at Union City and Acacia Creek are committed to a vibrant culture of successful aging, which emphasizes healthy, active living at every stage of life. Learn more at acaciacreek.org and masonichome.org.

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Immunize against Flu, new vaccines offered SUBMITTED BY ANITA GORE Dr. Ron Chapman, state health officer and director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), urged Californians who want protection from the flu to get immunized in order to prevent sickness, hospitalization and health complications resulting from the flu. “Thousands of serious illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths can be prevented if Californians receive a flu vaccine as soon as possible,” Chapman said. “We can’t predict exactly when flu will arrive, but getting vaccinated now will help you and your family stay healthy when that time comes.” The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CDPH recommend for anyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is effective and safe. This year, there are many types of flu vaccinations that may be offered. The most common vaccine is made from three influenza viruses (two A and a B). Newly available are ‘quadrivalent’ formulations that contain the same three viruses and an additional B virus which sometimes circulates in the United States. “Even if you were vaccinated against the flu last year, you will need a new vaccine this year,” said Dr.

Chapman. “Check with your health care provider if you have questions about your vaccine options.” In addition to getting vaccinated against flu, Chapman encouraged Californians to stop the spread of influenza and other respiratory illnesses by taking the following additional basic steps: • Stay home when you are sick to avoid spreading illness to co-workers and friends. • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of used tissues. • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to get rid of most germs and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. • Stay healthy by eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and getting adequate rest and exercise. Chapman also reminded parents and caregivers to use acetaminophen or ibuprofen instead of aspirin when treating fever and aches in children and teenagers. Aspirin has been linked to Reye’s syndrome, a rare childhood disease which can lead to coma, brain damage and even death. For information about low- and no-cost flu vaccines, consumers should contact their local health department. For more information about the flu, visit www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/immunize

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Meet author Tiffany Cheung SUBMITTED BY LILI KHALILI The Union City Library is hosting an hour of conversation with local author Tiffany Cheung. Tiffany is currently 18 years old and a sophomore in college. She has lived in Union City all her life with her two books published while she attended James Logan High School. She finished her first book “Checkmate” at the age of 12 and its sequel, “Knight,” at the age of 16. Both are part of the Blue Break Series which can be found at: http://www.bluebreakseries.com. The Union City Library is wheelchair accessible. ASL interpreters are available by request with seven working days’ notice. This is a free program. Tiffany Cheung Sunday, Sept 22 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Union City Library 34007 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 745-1464 www.aclibrary.org Free


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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 tricityvoice@aol.com or fax to (510) 796-2462.


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Ohlone College Golf Tournament Enjoy breakfast and Bloody Marys before golfing on a “member’s only” course, prize-packed “Holein-One” contests, cocktails, an awards reception, a silent auction, all supporting Ohlone College’s award-winning athletic programs by attending the 29th Annual Ohlone College Golf Tournament presented by: FORM (Fremont Orthopaedic & Rehabilitative Medicine). Fremont Bank is our Founding Sponsor, having developed the tournament 29 years ago to support the College and raise funds for the Ohlone Renegades Athletic teams.

Enjoy this high-profile golf event and take pride in contributing to Ohlone College athletic programs! Cost is $250 per person or $1,000 for a foursome. For more information or to register for the tournament please visit: www.ohlonecollegegolf.org. Ohlone College Golf Tournament Monday, Sep 23 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Shotgun start: 11:30 a.m. Castlewood Country Club 707 Country Club Cir, Pleasanton www.ohlonecollegegolf.org

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Pioneers Edged by Argonauts, 1-0 SUBMITTED BY SCOTT CHISHOLM The Cal State East Bay Pioneers hit the road Sunday, September 8 to finish its non-conference schedule against the Notre Dame de Namur Argonauts. The Argonauts scored the lone goal of the game during the final 10 minutes of regulation, handing the Pioneers their second one-goal loss of the young season. NDNU’s Jonathan Gonzalez scored at the 82:05 mark on a pass from teammate Jesus Gonzalez. Both Argonaut scores this season have come courtesy of a Jonathan Gonzalez goal and Jesus Gonzalez assist. Jonathan Gonzalez led all players with six shots and two on target, including the game-winner on Sunday. East Bay (0-2-0) took eight shots in total, led by a pair each from starter Javier Martin and reserve Rica Guerra. Five of the team’s eight total shots found the target. NDNU netminder Jay Tsuruoka stopped five shots to pick up his first solo shutout of the season. CSUEB’s Bryce Bookhamer started his second straight game and recorded three saves. East Bay opened California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play on Friday, Sept. 13, at against Chico State.

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Pioneer women falls to Notre Dame de Namur SUBMITTED BY SCOTT CHISHOLM Cal State East Bay concluded its non-conference schedule on the road Sunday, September 8 following a 3-0 defeat to Notre Dame de Namur. The Pioneers fell victim to two goals off set plays and a third in the final 15 minutes to seal the game. NDNU (2-1-0) senior Adriana Cortes scored the game’s opening goal just over seven minutes after the opening whistle. An East Bay (0-2-0) foul provided a free kick from 20 yards out and Cortes scored her first of two goals on the day. Cortes has scored five goals over the Argonauts first three games this season. She also provided an assist on the other score to teammate Massiel Castellanos in the 64th minute. East Bay goalkeeper Donna Williams was kept busy in her season debut. She faced 11 shots on goal and made a game-high eight saves. Argonauts netminder Amy Rich made three stops to earn her first solo shutout of the year. CSUEB fired off 10 shots in the game with eight coming in the first half. Three were on target with one each coming from Danielle Cummings, Ariana Gordon, and Sara Yamasaki. Cal State East Bay faces California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) rival Chico State in its 2013 home opener on Friday, Sept. 13.

Logan submerges Deer Valley SUBMITTED BY LANCE GREEN September 9 James Logan 20, Deer Valley 4 James Logan: Eric Lee Dustin Lam 2 Ali Mukaled 2 Giovanni Graham 2 TyAvery Medellin Alvin Gao Andrew Omaque Jasen Ngyuen 2 Ivan Miskic Inderprit Gill Noah Maboloc 2 Matin Alamzai Brendan Tang 3 Deer Valley: Ricardo Lissi Petr Henkle Austen Schrepel Morgan Osborne

Fremont Football enters third week of play SUBMITTED BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW PHOTOS BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW In the third week of play of the Fremont Football League, the level of competition is impressive. In the National Division, the Falcons could be the team to beat. In their matchup with the Steelers last weekend, although slow to start, the Falcon defense closed the door on the Steelers’ offensive line with great hitting and excellent play by Falcon defensive backs. The Falcons complemented a great defensive game with a passing attack that led to victory, 46 – 20. The American Division Bears were impressive in a comeback victory as they beat the Patriots 33-14 using a defense that would have

served them well when they lost their previous game with the Vikings 33-6. These hard fought games were a reminder to all teams that they need to be at the top of their game each week; anything can happen in the Fremont Football League. More information and schedules is available at: www.fremontfootball.org


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Ohlone Roundup SUBMITTED BY JEREMY PENAFLOR September 5, 2013 Ohlone defeats College of the Siskiyous, 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-23) Ohlone double match at Butte September 6, 2013 Ohlone defeats Lassen College, 3-1 (25-14, 25-18, 17-25, 26-24) Butte College defeats Ohlone, 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-21) Ohlone College Classic September 12, 2013 Lassen defeats Ohlone, 3-1 (25-11, 20-25, 25-16, 25-12) Lassen defeats Cuesta, 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-22) Cuesta defeats Ohlone, 3-2 (25-20, 20-25, 18-25, 25-23, 16-14)

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Mariners beat Monarchs in pre-league tune-up SUBMITTED BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW PHOTOS BY MIKE HEIGHTCHEW The Moreau Catholic Mariners finally subdued a scrappy Mt. Eden Monarch team, 50 to 43 in a real offensive battle to the end on Friday, September 13. The outcome of the September 15 match was in doubt until the final whistle as Mariner Rian Goulart recovered a Monarch fumble to give the Mariners control as the clock ticked off the last seconds of the game. A powerful show of offensive force by the Mariners cleared the way for Jason Hinton to have a

great night as he ran and cut though Monarchs defenses but the Monarchs were not be counted out. They managed to finally slow down the Mariner offense, forcing Quarterback Lucas O Rourke out the pocket. Monarch Quarterback Jonathan Sturholm made a game of it with an impressive 14 point rally to bring them back to contention. Moreau Catholic’s offense is a good addition to the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) and should be fun to follow as they can light up the scoreboard quickly against league opponents. This year should be an interesting MVAL season. League play begins September 27.

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utism sent four young Fremont musicians to China earlier this month, but it was their music that got 1,000 audience members to their feet, arms waving, singing, and applauding for more. “Five years ago, I could never have written this story,” says Kathy Hebert, referring to her son’s success with Dream Achievers, a band begun two years ago. Since then, Dream Achievers has performed in more than 50 Bay Area venues with a repertoire that includes jazz/hip hop to Latin beat and classical to cultural. “What I love most is that people are often floored when they learn our children have autism,” says Hebert. “The band can play for hours and no one has a clue; the members are so professional.” Dream Achievers was invited to Kwun Tong Maryknoll College and the China Welfare Institute Children’s Palace to build awareness of the capabilities of people with disabilities. In China, people with disabilities are often shunned, says band founder and manager Anna Wang, mother of band saxophonist Lawrence Wang and one the founders of Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN) in Fremont. She serves as FCSN Vice President of Local Programs. “There are so many people who need to find hope when they have children with autism,” she says. “We traveled thousands of miles so people could see this talent in our children with autism. We felt like we were ambassadors to a foreign country. Our musicians were a delegation showing what can be achieved.” The trip was funded by a Chinese businessman who had visited FCSN with his autistic son. Seeing the accomplishments of disabled people in

art, drama, music, and education programs, he returned home inspired and opened a school for children of day workers, denied enrollment in public schools, and included his son in the educational program. “For parents of children with autism, they often feel like their dreams for their children are broken. I tell them to change their dream accordingly and they will find love, hope and respect for their children,” says Wang. Dream Achievers began at FCSN when Wang’s daughter, Beverly, an accomplished pianist, convinced her mom to let her lead a music camp to help children with autism find a love of music. Now in its seventh year, the camp trains students to play four challenging songs in three half-hour lessons. Students who are quick to catch on to music move on to advanced classes the next year. From the camp, five musical savants emerged to form Dream Achievers. For Wang, the band was an obvious next step to showcase their talent, sending a valuable message to the world. Lawrence amazed his mother when demonstrated a gift for hearing

prise of everyone, he stood up and played two songs that had been taught. Lawrence went on to become a featured soloist at Virtuoso International Flute Ensemble’s 2009 Spring Concert. From there, he started lessons in saxophone and within two

of even more. In 2011, he bought a digital drum and joined Dream Achievers. Two female members of the band, pianist Alice Jen, age 14, and keyboardist Phoebe Memmott, age 13, began with music lessons at ages five

music just once and being able to perform it, especially since he had been fearful of loud sounds and high pitches most of his life. At age 19 Lawrence sat in FCSN’s music class; Wang puts emphasis on “sat” since Lawrence plugged his ears and removed himself from the class. After three half-hour lessons, to the sur-

months, was performing around the Bay Area. Last year, he took another step—not just playing saxophone for Dream Achievers but also singing. Like Lawrence, percussionist Chris Koraltan, now 22, arrived at music later. He played tambourine, shaker, and conga for his church, then participated in FCSN’s music camp and discovered he was capable

and six, respectively. Alice, who played by ear before she even spoke her first word, has accrued a number of awards, including first place at Western Regional California State Talent and Performing Arts Competition for three years. She participated in FCSN’s music camp in 2006 and began winning awards the next year. Phoebe was the lone mem-

ber of the band who chose not to travel to China this year since she would have missed her first week of high school. Back in high school, Gregory Hebert asked for a guitar after strumming one a few times at his grandmother’s house. His mom agreed to indulge the request, telling herself: “Okay, I will spend $50, even though I know he will never play it.” Kathy Hebert relishes being proved wrong. Gregory never even looked at the tiny book of chords that came with the guitar. Instead he watched You Tube videos, and to his family’s amazement, proved to have perfect pitch. When his younger brother repeatedly missed the same note on a trombone one night, Gregory called from the other room, “G-sharp!” While performing on stage may be the dream of any young musician, the music of Dream Achievers expands beyond their individual personalities to speak to audiences of hope, potential, and new possibilities. Dream Achievers has performed its 100-song repertoire for organizations including Genentech and Rotary, for congressional representatives and weddings, all bookings Wang has arranged through contacts. “The story is still being written. I can’t believe this is happening. It is so wonderful. This band is going places, giving people hope,” says Hebert. She has just four words for parents: “Never give up hope.” Dream Achievers is slated to perform at the Moon Festival celebration on September 20.

Fremont Unified School District Board meeting report BY MIRIAM G. MAZLIACH The following are highlights from the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) Board meeting held on September 11, 2013. Prior to the start of the meeting, Board President Larry Sweeney asked attendees for a moment of silence in memory of “9/11” and in recognition of “all those serving to protect our freedoms.” Community Leadership Superintendent’s Report: Fremont Schools Superintendent, Dr. James Morris stated that the Board had approved the acquisition of real property located at 53068 Fremont Blvd. Supt. Morris thanked the FUSD schools’ staffs and those at the District office for a “smooth start to the school year.” He noted that there was an increase in the number of students and that more students had to be overloaded this year. Agenda Item Unaudited Actuals: Assistant Superintendent of Busi-

ness Services, Raul Parungao and the Director of Accounting, Robert Pascual presented their report to the Board, as required by the Education Code before the September 15 deadline. Their financial report on the 2012 – 2013 school year outlined how the year concluded financially. The District’s reserve grew from $19.8 million to $21 million, a $1.3 million increase. The General Fund ended with a fund balance of $32.9 million indicating an increase of $11.7 million over the projected balance, due mostly to unspent categorical program funds. Unfunded liability to our district is $114 million. The Board unanimously accepted the report. Agenda Item – State Testing Results: Director of Assessment and Instruction, Dr. Jan March, spoke on FUSD’s students’ STAR (State Standardized Testing and Reporting) results. Students in grades two through eleven took these standards-based exams in the spring. The results indicate the API (Academic Performance Index) which measures the academic

growth of schools in a variety of areas, including the CAHSEE graduation test rate and how we are doing on closing the achievement gap. March stated that overall FUSD had a 90.7 pass rate on the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam). The overall District API was 891. Regarding STAR tests, although there was growth among AfricanAmerican and Hispanic students, the rate was lower than that of the main group of FUSD students. The state will continue to require the CAHSEE exam, even though Common Core Standards are being introduced at the school districts. Agenda Item – Approve Farsi (Dari) for World Language Credit: An outside course for high school credit was approved by the board for Farsi (Dari), to be taught through the Ibrahim Khalilullah Islamic Community Center. Over the years, FUSD has approved various World Language Schools in order to meet the many language requirement needs of the district’s stu-

dents. The curriculum of the Farsi course was prepared by college professors and a similar course is offered by Cal State University East Bay. It is being offered only for students in grades eight through eleven, as an additional option for the foreign language requirement. The Board approved this item unanimously. Agenda Item – Enrollment Update: Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Raul Parungao gave an update on the district’s student enrollment numbers. In Fremont, there are 33,584 students attending schools for the 2013 – 2014 school year. It appears that enrollment will continue to grow by approximately 350 students or more each upcoming year. Additionally, under the new law which assigns more local control of funds for education, (Budget Act of 2013 – 2014), FUSD must implement a gradual class size reduction in order to earn about $6 million on its part. The Board previously approved lower-

ing the class size for Kindergarten to 28 students/per teacher, grades one through six at 30 students per teacher, and at the secondary level, 27.5 students to one teacher. Parungao also stated that in addition to students previously overloaded in the last school year, there are 506 newly overloaded students this year. Agenda Item – Long Range Facilities Planning: Community forums have been taking place at various school sites to discuss and hear from parents, students and administrators about what is needed or wished for at each location. Dr. Morris explained that the district is looking at existing facilities, seeing how enrollment is going and how to plan for the number of students, as well as develop plans on what work needs to be done, school by school. Each school will then hold follow-up meeting to continue with the planning process. For more information, visit the district website at www.fremont.k12.ca.us.


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PUBLIC NOTICES CIVIL ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. HG13691937 Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Petition of: Carmen Qiu on behalf of Hayley Tanya Liao for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Hayley Tanya Liao to Hayley Tanya Qiu 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 6, 2013, Time: 9:45 a.m., Dept.: 504 The address of the court is 24405 Amador Street, Room 108, 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: What’s Happening - Tri City Voice Newspaper Date: August 15, 2013 Winifred Y. Smith Judge of the Superior Court 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8/13 CNS-2533386#

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 482411-412 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Niche Business Cafe, 2. Niche Design, 5178 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda, 101 W. Weddell Dr., #311, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, CA 94089 Niche Finance Inc., CA, 101 W. Weddell Dr., #311, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, CA 94089 This business is conducted by a 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.) /s/ Ivana Nichkawde, Director 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). 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8/13 CNS-2533137# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 482033 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Floral Accent & Gift Baskets, 4075 Papazian Way 101, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda 1045 Corvette Dr., San Jose, CA 95129, Sanga Clara County Guo Hua Yang, 1045 Corvette Dr., San Jose, CA 95129 This business is conducted by an Individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 04/26/2013 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/ Guo Hua Yang This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on August 27, 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). 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8/13 CNS-2532870# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 481442 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Black Bird Networks, 3939 Monroe Ave., #250,

Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda. Abdul Ahad Moghul, 3939 Monroe Ave., #250, 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/ Abdul Ahad Moghul This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on August 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1/13 CNS-2530511# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 481948 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LaborMax Staffing, 3907 Washington Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda. P.O. Box 900, Kearney Clay, MO 64060. San Gabriel Temporary Staffing Services, LLC, CA, 300 S. Platte Clay Way, Kearney, MO 94060. 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 7/23/2008. 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/ Michael S. Ingham, Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on August 22, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1/13 CNS-2530449# STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 439234 The following person(s) has (have) abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Oldroyd Financial, 36416 Sereno Cmn., Fremont, CA 94536, 36055 Turpin Way, Fremont, CA 94536 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in the County Clerk’s office on 06/04/10 in the County of Alameda. Ryan Todd Oldroyd-Trustee of the Oldroyd, Family Trust, 36416 Sereno Cmn., Fremont, CA 94536 LeeAnn Oldroyd-Trustee of the Oldroyd Family, 36416 Sereno Cmn., Fremont, CA 94536 This business was conducted by: Trust S/ Ryan Oldroyd This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on August 8, 2013. 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24/13 CNS-2529832# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 482112 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Dandan Music Studio, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94541, County of Hayward, 14675 Locust, San Leandro, CA 94579, County of Alameda Julieta Cadorniga, 14675 Locust, San Leandro, CA 94579 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/8/13 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/ Julieta Cadorniga This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on August 28, 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). 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1/13 CNS-2529828# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 481955 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Detail Workx, 42400 Boyce Road, Unit B, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda; 2157 Santa Clara Ave., Apt. B, Alameda, CA 94501; Alameda

Erwin Roy Reyes, 2157 Santa Clara Ave., Apt. B, Alameda, CA 94501 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/ Erwin Roy Reyes This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on August 23, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24/13 CNS-2528034# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 481562 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Shokee’s 4187 Eggers Dr., Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda Ashok Venkataramana, 4187 Eggers 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 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/ Ashok Venkataramana This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on August 12, 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). 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17/13 CNS-2526342# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 481174 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Revere Tattoo Studio, 214 Harder Dr., Hayward, CA 94544, County of Alameda. Tony Ancheta, 947 Las Palmas Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/31/2013. 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/ Tony Ancheta This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on July 31, 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). 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17/13 CNS-2525820# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 481065 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Complete 180 Healing, 28 Silk Oak Terrace, Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda. P.O. Box 2829, Fremont, CA 94536. Mehul Gandhi, 28 Silk Oak Terrace, 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/ Mehul Gandhi This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on July 29, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17/13

CNS-2525298# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 481537 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Decordeaux, 37950 Fremont Blvd., Apt. 74, Fremont, CA 94536, County of Alameda. Christine Kuo, 37950 Fremont Blvd., Apt. 74, Fremont, CA 94536. David Kim-Hak, 37950 Fremont Blvd., Apt. 74, Fremont, CA 94536. 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/ Christine Kuo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on August 12, 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). 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17/13 CNS-2525289# FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 481788 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Magic Nails & Spa, 3909 Stevenson Blvd., #G, Fremont, CA 94538, County of Alameda Phuong Dang, 935 Thornton St., #B, San Leandro, CA 92577 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/ Phuong Dang This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on August 19, 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). 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17/13 CNS-2524487#

GOVERNMENT CITY OF UNION CITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the City of Union City for the purpose of considering the following project applications: Use Permit (UP-13-012) The applicant, Timothy Logue for Kaiser Permanente, is seeking approval of a Use Permit for a comprehensive sign program to allow for the installation of three 20 foot tall marker signs at the Kaiser Permanente medical offices located at 3555 Whipple Rd (Assessor Parcel Number: 456-0095-017-09), which is located in the CPA, Professional and Administrative Commercial, Zoning District.

Notice is hereby given that sealed competitive bids will be accepted in the office of the GSA-Purchasing Department, County of Alameda, 1401 Lakeside Drive, Suite 907, Oakland, CA 94612 NETWORKING BIDDERS CONFERENCES for RFP #901156 Transition and Aftercare Supportive Services South County – Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10: 00 AM, Social Services Agency, CA Poppy Room, 24100 Amador Street, Hayward, CA and North County – Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM, General Services Agency, Room 1107, 11th Floor, 1401 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA Response Due by 2:00 pm on November 4, 2013 County Contact: Lovell Laurente (510) 208-9621 or via email: lovell.laurente@acgov.org Attendance at Networking Conference is Non-mandatory. Specifications regarding the above may be obtained at the Alameda County GSA Current Contracting Opportunities Internet website at www.acgov.org. 9/17/13 CNS-2534073# Notice is hereby given that this is an Online Bid Process; only bids submitted through the online portal will be accepted.Please logon or register at https://ezsourcing.acgov.org/psp/SS/SUPPLIER/ ERP/h/?tab=DEFAULT. NETWORKING BIDDERS CONFERENCES for RFQ # 901146 Fire Equipment and Supplies North County – Thursday, September 26, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at General Services Agency, Room 1107, 11th Floor, 1401 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA and South County – Friday, September 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at AC Fire Department Administration Office, City Manager’s Large Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 835 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA Response Due by 2: 00 pm on October 25, 2013 County Contact: Gina Temporal at (510) 208-9606 or via email: gina.temporal@acgov.org Attendance at Networking Conference is Nonmandatory. Specifications regarding the above may be obtained at the Alameda County GSA Current Contracting Opportunities Internet website at www.acgov.org. 9/17/13 CNS-2533061# Notice is hereby given that sealed competitive bids will be accepted in the office of the GSAPurchasing Department, County of Alameda, 1401 Lakeside Drive, Suite 907, Oakland, CA 94612 NETWORKING BIDDERS CONFERENCES for RFP #901106 Hazardous Waste Transportation and Disposal South County – Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Livermore HHW Facility, 5584 La Ribera Street, Livermore, CA and North County – Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at General Services Agency, Room 906, 9th Floor, 1401 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA or via teleconference. Response Due by 2:00 pm on October 23, 2013 County Contact: Gina Temporal at (510) 208-9606 or via email: gina.temporal@acgov.orgAttenda nce at Networking Conference is Non-mandatory. Specifications regarding the above may be obtained at the Alameda County GSA Current Contracting Opportunities Internet website at www.acgov.org. 9/17/13 CNS-2532868#

PUBLIC AUCTION/SALES NOTICE OF LIEN SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION Notice is hereby given that personal property in the following units will be sold at public auction: on the 27th day of September, 2013 at or after 12:00 pm pursuant to the California Self-Storage Facility Act. The sale will be conducted at: U-Haul Moving & Storage of Thornton, 4833 Thornton Ave. Fremont, CA 94536. The items to be sold are generally described as follows: clothing, furniture, and / or other household items stored by the following people: Name Unit # Paid Through Date Earl Harper AA8409A 7/22/13 Kelsey McFafferty B103 7/15/13 Theresa Nielson B129 6/30/13 John Barton B170 7/12/13 Stephanie Willis B267 7/19/13 Cynthia Cuffee B300 7/16/13 Joseph Clifton B321 7/17/13 Reynldo Guinto C141 7/14/13 Maria Rodriguez C163 7/21/13

Notice is also given that this project is exempt under Section 15303, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING Thursday, October 3, 2013 Said hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. In the Council Chambers of City Hall, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City. For further information on the above application, contact Avalon Schultz, Senior Planner, at (510) 675-5321. Written comments regarding these projects should be received by the Planning Division prior to Thursday, October 3, 2013. The Planning Commission meeting packet, which includes the meeting agenda and staff report for this project, can be accessed on-line on the City’s Agendas and Minutes webpage which is located at http://www.unioncity.org/gov/agendas.htm Meeting packets are generally available on-line the Friday before the meeting City Hall is accessible by Union City Transit lines 1A, 1B, 3, 4 and AC Transit line 97. BART riders can transfer to these bus routes at the UC BART station. For information, please contact: Union City Transit at (510) 471-1411, AC Transit at (510) 891-4777, or BART at (510) 465-2278. JOAN MALLOY Economic & Director 9/17/13

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9/17, 9/24/13 CNS-2531957# NOTICE OF LIEN SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION Notice is hereby given that personal property in the following units will be sold at public auction: on the 26th day of September, 2013 at or after11: 15 am pursuant to the California Self-Storage Facility Act. The sale will be conducted at: U-Haul Moving & Storage of Fremont, 44511 Grimmer Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538. The items to be sold are generally described as follows: clothing, furniture, and / or other household items stored by the following people: Name Unit # Paid Through Date Kia Jackson 175 6/27/13 Victoria Vasquez 178 5/2/13 Matthew Brady 191 10/29/12 Alex Ponce 251U 5/25/13 Lorance Anderson 281U 6/30/13 Eswarudu Merugumala 302 3/4/13 Lorenzo Smiley 305 4/17/13 David Whitehead 311 5/8/13 Paul Orel 313 7/22/13 Dana Burke 318 6/27/13 Ralph McFerren 328 6/19/13 Kari Mitchell MM401 1/17/13 Sarah Allen MM412 4/26/13 9/17, 9/24/13 CNS-2531954#

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As market rises, some funds are holding on to cash

BART delays expected on Sundays at Hayward

a 6 percent drop between May 21 and June 24. Economists also expect the Federal Reserve to soon announce a paring back of its bond-buying stimulus program for the economy, perhaps as early as its next policy meeting, which ends Sept. 18. The Fed’s efforts have helped to keep long-term interest rates low. The S&P 500 has climbed 18 percent in 2013 — more than it has in 11 of the last 13 full years — and many forecasters on Wall Street expect more gains from stocks in the coming months. Strategists at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs predict the S&P 500 to end the year at 1,750, for example. That would mean a 4 percent rise from its 1,683.42 closing level on Thursday. Barclays is more skeptical, forecasting the S&P 500 will fall and end the year at 1,600. Here are some factors investors should keep in mind when considering stock mutual funds building up their cash levels: – It can mean a higher tax bill. When mutual funds sell stocks, they must record how much profit or loss they made on the investment. At the end of the year, they tally up all the gains and losses, and they distribute those to their investors. So fund investors could receive a capital gains distribution and owe taxes on it, even if they didn’t sell any shares of the mutual fund themselves. The top rate on long-term capital gains is 23.8 percent this year after including a new tax on the highest income earners to help pay for the federal government’s health care overhaul. That is up from a top rate of 15 percent last year. – You’re paying someone to hold cash. When a mutual fund holds cash, it is still charging its expenses to cover its managers’ salaries and other operating costs. The average U.S. stock mutual fund has an expense ratio of 1.26 percent, which means that it deducts 1.26 percent of the fund’s total assets annually for expenses.

Track maintenance on Sundays in September and October from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. may cause 10 to 15 minute delays South of Hayward Station. In addition, on Sunday, 9/22 and 9/29, platform #2 will be out of service at South Hayward Station. BART Service Advisories (BSAs) are available by smart phone. To sign up for BSAs, please visit: www.bart.gov/advisories. Call 511 to get up-to-date service information.

Union City Police Log SUBMITTED BY UNION CITY PD Thursday, September 5 Officer Baumgartner and his K-9 partner “Edy” responded to assist the Hayward Police Department. Hayward Police Department was attempting to locate a suspect that stole a vehicle and then fled from officers. Officer Baumgartner and K-9 Edy conducted a canine search in the City of Hayward and located the suspect hiding in a tree. The suspect decided to climb down and give up when he saw K-9 Officer Edy. Officers were dispatched to Best Buy at Union Landing to investigate a suspect using false identification to obtain store credit. Unbeknownst to the suspect, the identification the

suspect was using belonged to a Santa Rosa Police Officer. Union City PD Officers arrived and contacted arrestee Myron Sandefur (from Richmond) inside the store. Mr. Sandefur attempted to run from arriving officers and was tackled by former SWAT Team Leader and current Traffic Sergeant Sato. Nice catch Sergeant Sato! Friday, September 6 An anonymous person reported two people in the back yard of an address on Dyer Street. The caller advised no one should be at the residence, as the prior tenants were evicted. Officers set a perimeter around the residence and knocked on the front door. A male and female decided to make a break for it when they realized the police were knocking on the front door. The two arrestees ran out the back sliding glass door, where they were greeted by additional officers on the perimeter. Some controlled substance and paraphernalia were discarded by the arrestees and located inside the residence. The male and female were then taken to another home… jail. Saturday, September 7 Between 10:10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., two vehicles were burglarized in the Union Landing parking lot. Unknown suspects smashed the windows on both vehicles to gain access to backpacks or perceived valuables inside the vehicles. Remember to avoid leaving anything of value inside of a parked vehicle. Leaving computer bags and backpacks visible in a parked vehicle can be rather inviting to potential thieves. Monday, September 9 Officers responded to assist Alameda County Fire Department with a vehicle fire near the Mancini’s store at Union Landing. The driver and two children fled the vehicle once it caught fire. The driver believed one of her children placed a penny in the cigarette lighter, which began to spark causing the fire. The heat from the vehicle fire caused a few windows at Mancini’s to crack. Anyone with information on any of the listed cases should contact the Investigations Division at 510-675-5247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email Tips@union-city.org.


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

Newark City Council September 12, 2013 Presentations and Proclamations: Commend Relay for Life Committee in Newark for out

panded hours, reservation services and enrollment. Measure B funds continue to fund Newark Paratransit services. Receive report of completion of emergency repair of Public Works Annex restrooms at City Hall City Council Matters:

Fremont City Council September 3, 2013 Consent: Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to accept grant funding to purchase two electric vehicles and two charging stations. Begin vacation proceedings for 747 square feet of excess right-ofway at Beard Road and Fremont Boulevard. Public hearing on October 1, 2013. Approve contract with California Department on Aging for $209,965 for multipurpose Senior services program for FY 2013-2014. Approve contract with Alameda County for reimburse-

ment for mental health services not-to-exceed $807,491. Approve contract with Alameda County for Family Service Team project at Fremont Family Resource Center for $188,551. Scheduled: Dumbarton Quarry Regional Park – continued until September 17, 2013. Downtown District parking zoning text amendment (Chan recuse) Council Communications: Harrison referral of appointments to commissions Recreation Commission John J. Dutra Senior Citizens Commission -

JoAnne Rhodes-Jones Youth Advisory Commission Albert Sun Youth Advisory Commission Tara Bhatia Youth Advisory Commission Pavithra Nagarajan Youth Advisory Commission Divya Prakash Youth Advisory Commission Anirudh Prabhu Mayor Bill Harrison Aye Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Absent Suzanne Lee Chan Aye (one recusal) Vinnie Bacon Aye Raj Salwan Aye Adjourn in memory of Louis Smith and Don Stewart

Approve summary vacation of emergency vehicle access easement at Curie St. and Pacific Commons Blvd. Removed from Consent: Approve second reading of ordinance outlining standards for Downtown District development. Question was raised about height limitations by public speaker. (Chan recuse) Scheduled Items: Hold a Public Hearing to approve construction of a 20,400 square foot Surgery Center and three-level parking structure on the Palo Alto Medical Foundation campus and parking waiver. Discussion centered on use of

space for medical facility at entrance to Downtown area. Other Business: Presentation by Kelly Kline of Economic Development about business appreciation visits by Staff and officials to retain and encourage businesses in Fremont. Public Improvements grant funding remittance agreement (Council and Successor Agency held votes on same item) Mayor Bill Harrison Aye Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Aye Suzanne Lee Chan Aye (one recusal) Vinnie Bacon Aye Raj Salwan Aye

tenance Worker Michael Diaz, Maintenance Trainee for Parks and Grounds Armando Garcia. Promotions include Revenue and Budget Manager Will Fuentes, Finance Specialist Ricardo Boza, Deputy City Clerk Regina McEvoy, Intervention Counselor Kristie Potter, Facilities Maintenance Attendant Jesse Salinas and Part-Time Office Specialist Joshua Lacsamana. Comcate president Dave Richmond presented the city’s new app, which will allow citizens to report graffiti, and helps the city integrate different departments when needed. Public Hearings The city postponed a decision on an application to build a 135unit single-family residential development with 11.6 Units per acre. Originally staff recommended that they deny the appli-

cation, based on zoning of the area, and problems with soil safety.

Relay for Life Committee in Newark Photo by Fred Jueneman

standing actions and raising $41,000 toward Cancer awareness and research. Proclaim September 19-22 as Newark Days Consent: Second reading of landlord notification ordinance Dissolve Industrial Development Authority Amend 2012-2014 Biennial Budget and Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2013-2014 Reaffirm City Manager actions during council recess Nonconsent: Receive report from Recreation and Community Services Director David Zehnder on new Paratransit Service provider, MV Transportation under partnership with City of Fremont. Service will be enhanced to include ex-

SAVE Eye Opener Breakfast will be held Sept 27 Lake repairs expected do not include any enhancements Successor Agency: Adopt and endorse Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule for January 2014 – June 2014. Oral Communications: Al Minard asked council to consider preservation of Mowry Schoolhouse, currently at Ardenwood, as a historic structure rather than slated sale or demolition. Mayor Alan Nagy Aye Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca Aye Luis Freitas Aye Maria “Sucy” Collazo Aye Robert Marshall Aye Adjourn to Closed Session about anticipated litigation.

Oakland Airport Connector one year away from completion SUBMITTED BY BART One year from now, airport travelers will have a much more convenient, world class BART to Oakland International Airport connection. The Oakland Airport Connector (Connector) project is on time, on budget and has created much needed jobs for Bay Area contractors and apprenticeships for local youth. The 3.2 mile link between BART’s Coliseum Station and the Oakland International Airport will replace AirBART, a shuttle bus operated by the Port of Oakland, with a driverless automated people mover (APM) system similar to the APM used at SFO and many other airports. The Connector will offer swift, reliable service because the system will be all electric and run on a fixed, elevated guideway above any traffic congestion. APM trains will arrive at the Coliseum Station every 4 1/2 minutes and transport air travelers to the airport in 8 minutes and 12 seconds. BART’s APM includes its own vehicles, a new platform a short distance from the Coliseum Station and a platform at Oakland International Airport. The Connector is set to open in the fall of 2014, just in time for holiday travel. In a related action, today the BART Board of Directors voted to return the Coliseum/Oakland Airport Station to its original name. It will again be dubbed “Coliseum Station,” which allows the Oakland Airport Connector’s end of line stop to use “Oakland International Airport Station” as its designated name.

Senate approves Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Bill SUBMITTED BY SERGIO REYES On September 10, 2013, the California State Senate approved a bill by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) that supports the state’s goal of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) on California roads and convenient access to ZEV infrastructure by 2025. Sponsored by Plug In America, SB 454 allows public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to operate similar to gas stations by allowing drivers to use multiple payment methods to charge their car battery. Under this legislation, EV drivers will be able to use a credit card or mobile technology, instead of having to pay a subscription fee or join a club, association or organization to pay for battery charging service.

Clean Vehicle Funding Bill advances to Governor SUBMITTED BY SERGIO REYES An important bill authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) that assists the state to meets its ambitious environmental and economic goals received final legislative approval September 13 and advanced to the Governor for consideration. Specifically, SB 359 provides funding to the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) to ensure that vital clean vehicle projects have sufficient funding through the 2013-14 Fiscal Year. The Air Quality Improvement Program funds the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) and the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). Both projects support zeroemission cars, as well as near-zero and zero-emission trucks and buses.

Fremont City Council September 10, 2013 Consent: Approve plans and specifications of contract award to Redgwick Construction Co. for improvement project at Mowry Blvd. and Overacker Ave. in the amount of $141,042.25. Authorize sale of two Cityowned vacant surplus properties at 3985 and 3978 Haven Ave. to Hamid Fathi and Iraj Imani. Authorize deposit and withdrawal authority to Staff in California Local Agency Investment Fund.

Union City City Council SUBMITTED BY FRANK ADDIEGO September 10, 2013 Presentations and Proclamations Staff introduced new city employees as well as employees who have been promoted. New hires include Revenue Collections Coordinator Kendra Rahnni Le, Finance Specialist Griffin Ellis, attorney Kristopher Kokotaylo, Economic Development Manager Gloria Ortega, Part-Time Program Coordinator Corina Aguilar, Crime Analyst Rebekah Johnson, Deputy Police Chief Darryl McAllister, Police Officers Amo Virk, Matthew Blanchard, Miguel Llamas and Daniel Mendoza, Facility Main-

Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci: Nay Vice Mayor Emily Duncan: Aye Councilmember Lorrin Ellis: Aye Councilmember Pat Gacoscos: Aye Councilmember Jim Navarro: Aye Consent Calendar: Adopt a resolution to accept work for a traffic signal on Dyer St and Jean Drive. Adopt a resolution for vehicle replacement contracts and decommission replaced vehicles. Adopt a resolution increasing the 2013-2014 Budget to $1.6 million. Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci: Aye Vice Mayor Emily Duncan: Aye Councilmember Lorrin Ellis: Aye Councilmember Pat Gacoscos: Aye Councilmember Jim Navarro: Aye

Ohlone College Board of Trustees SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 SUBMITTED BY FRANK ADDIEGO Ceremonial Item: Ohlone College will participate in the celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, the International Week of the Deaf and the International Day of Signed Languages, encouraging all faculty, staff and students to promote and join in the appropriate celebrations and observances. Standing Reports: Ohlone President/Superintendent Gari Browning announced the annual golf tournament, at the Castlewood Country Club Monday, September 23. Sponsors include Fremont Bank and Fremont Orthopaedic and Rehabilitative Medicine. Proceeds will benefit the Ohlone College athletic programs. Consent Calendar: Ratified contracts with FCCC, Media Planet, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Perspective Software, Otis Elevator, Duran & Vendables, Inc., Siemens Water Technology, Du-All Safety, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, Gilbane Building Company, National Data & Surveying Services and All Traffic Data, Children’s Hospital—Oakland, Thyssen Krupp Elevator, Mouser Law Firm, Pacific Coast Trane Service, Torrey Point, RC Benson, Inc., Siemens Water Technologies, Stericycle, Trujillo & Vinson, Gilbane Building Company, VKK Signmakers, EdesignC, Cannon Design, Official Payment Corp. and Alliance Roofing totaling $1,369,046.

Notice of Completion of Contract with SASCO - $95,478. Notice of Completion of Contract with Alliance Roofing - $67,056. Authorized the disposal of surplus personal property, mostly antiquated audio-visual equipment. Recognition of service by Robert Douglass and Hector Rastrullo on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee; approved to serve a second term. Information Only: Brenda Ahntholz discussed her Speech 105 course, the Intercultural Communication Assessment Project, which seeks to develop an appreciation of people of different cultures. The board will review self-accreditation information at the November 13 meeting. A representative from Gilbane Building Company discussed planned construction on Ohlone College, including new buildings on the Fremont campus. To the Board for Discussion and/or Action Held a public hearing and approved the fiscal year 2013/2014 final budget of $45,464,941. Ms. Vivien Larsen, Chair: Aye Mr. Garrett Yee, Vice Chair: Aye Mr. Greg Bonaccorsi, Member: Aye Mr. Kevin Bristow, Member: Aye Ms. Teresa Cox, Member: Absent Ms. Jan Giovanninni-Hill, Member: Aye Ms. Prabhjot Kaur, Student Member: Aye (advisory only)


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

(510) 739-1000

Rotary Club 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/ fremontrotaryclub.org 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 www.lwvfnuc.org 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. http://www.acgov.org/cda/nps/

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 www.gamblersanonymous.org

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 Chamber.org or visit our website at www.MSJChamber.org

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. www.ffsfba.org www.thefriendshipforce.org 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: contact@aachisi.com See web for Speical Events www.aachis.com 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 www.tricityecology.org 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.

DONATE YOUR COMPUTERS DONATE YOUR CELL PHONES

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

KIWANIS CLUB OF FREMONT We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. Fremont/Newark Hilton 39900 Balentine Drive, Newark www.kiwanisfremont.org 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 Email:Accgr43@gmail.com Or call Tracy (510) 793-6472 American Cribbage Congress www.cribbage.org

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 www.newhopefremont.org 510-739-0430

Troubled by someone’s drinking? Help is Here!

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.

Seabreeze Community Forum of Union City

Fri SAVE Office 9 am - noon Office (510) 574-2250 24/7 Hotline (510) 794-6055 www.save-dv.org

Senior Exercise Class

Be a part of a group of neighbors working towards the improvement of our community. Visit: groups.yahoo.com/group/SCFUC To join, send email to: SCFUC-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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 suziejo@pacbell.net

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 www.fremontartassociation.org $40 Membership required

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.

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: Easyduz@gmail.com www/ncwsa.org You are not alone.

42ND HOMECRAFT FAIR Wed Oct 2 - 11am-4pm Thurs Oct 3 - 10am-6pm Fri Oct 4 - 10am-6pm Sat Oct 5 - 10am-4pm Homemade Crafts and Artist Toys, Jewelery, Holiday Stuff Gifts, Vests, Ceramics & more 1608 Via Sarita, San Lorenzo (Follow signs on Bockman Rd)

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

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 www.vaa29.org Please call with questions (510) 703-1466 youngeagles29@aol.com

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

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 www.fremont-methodist.org Free-will offering benefits humanitarian charities

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

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

Thurs. San Leandro Police 9 am - noon

Shout out to your community

NARFE National Assoc of Active and Retired Federal Employees

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

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

510-494-1999 tricityvoice@aol.com

Mariner Summer Camps 2013 Camps are offered in the sports of Girls and Boys Basketball Non Contact Football Baseball, Girls Volleyball MCHS Website for information www.moreaucatholic.org/athletics or call 510-881-4314

Olive Festival Car Show Saturday, Oct 5 Historic Mission, Fremont Mission Trail Mustangs Club Entry $25 9am-4pm All Fords Only Event Call Rick 510-493-1559 missiontrailmustangs.org

F.U.N in Recovery Saturday, August 24 9-7 Yoga, Zumba, Food, Workshops, Fellowship, Laughter! Speakers at 3:30pm, Headliner at 5:30pm Calvary Chapel 42986 Osgood Rd., Fremont Contact: easyduz@gmail.com Suggested donation$20 No one will be turned away Hosted by Al-Anon District 17

Washington High Class of "69" and Friends-Reunion and Boomer Bash Sept 27,2013 to Sept 29,2013. Contact information: whsclassof69events.com or Willow Sibert 520-237-7211 or Greg 510-659-9473.

Messiah Lutheran Church 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 www.MessiahHayward.org

12th Annual Olive Festival Saturday, Oct 5 @10-5 Behind Mission San Jose Live Music, Craft Beer, Wine Tasting Food Demos Olive Vendors, Kids Area Arts/Crafts Call for ARTISTS Limited spots available info@msjchamber.org

Fremont Art Association 48th FINE ART SHOW Open to all artist Various mediums Application Due 9/13 Available on-line or at Gallery Reception/Awars Sept 29th 37697 Niles Blvd. 510-792-0905 www.fremontartassociation.org

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 www.fremont-methodist.org Free-will offering benefits humanitarian charties

Craft Fair Saturday, Oct 12 - 9-4pm Hayward Veterans Bldg. 22373 Main St. Hayward Hosted by American Legion Axiliary If you would lke to take mart in this event Contact: Dorothy Castillo 510-581-1074


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Tri-City Volunteers Food Bank

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 bazlberry@hotmail.com

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

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

AARP Newark Meetings

Unity of Fremont

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 http://aarp-newark-californiawebs.com/

A Positive Path for Spiritual Living 10:00 am Sunday Service 36600 Niles Blvd., Fremont 510-797-5234 www.unityoffremont.org “The Church of the Daily Word”

Fremont Repair Cafe Are you interested in Joining this group

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: ewright@tri-Cityvolunteer.org

www.cwc-fremontareawriters.org

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 repaircafeeastbay@gmail.com

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. www.unioncitymuseum.com Call Myrla 510-378-6376

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 4486@yahoo.com

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Twitter tweets it’ll go public vate – that consist of up to 140 characters. Anyone can “follow’’ anyone else, but the relationship doesn’t have to be reciprocal. This has made the service especially appealing for celebrities and companies that use it to communicate directly with customers. Most of Twitter’s revenue comes from advertising. Research firm eMarketer estimates that Twitter will generate $582.8 million in worldwide ad revenue this year, up from $288.3 million in 2012. By comparison, Facebook had ad revenue of $1.6 billion in the April-June quarter of this year. By 2015, Twitter’s annual ad revenue is expected to hit $1.33 billion. Twitter’s moneymaking potential has minted the company with an estimated market value of $10 billion, based on the appraisals of venture capitalists and other early investors who have been helping to fund the business so far. PrivCo analyst Sam Hamadeh said he expects Twitter to aim for a market value of about $15 billion when it prices its IPO. The public offering comes at a time of heightened investor interest in the IPO market. There have been 131 IPOs that have priced so far this year, according to IPO tracking firm Renaissance Capital. That’s a 44 percent increase from the same period the year before. If the momentum continues, 2013 will have the most IPO pricings since 2007 – a year before the financial crisis. The law that allowed Twitter to file its initial IPO documents confidentially is called the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS. President Barack Obama signed the law in 2012. It is designed to make it eas-

ier for small businesses and startups to grow and create jobs. The law includes a provision that allows a company with revenue below $1 billion to file its registration statement for an initial public offering of stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission confidentially. This allows the paperwork to remain private until 21 days before the company starts marketing the deal to investors. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter believes Twitter’s decision to tweet about the confidential filing signals the company’s intention to complete the IPO fairly quickly. “The market is hot and the end of the year is usually is a good time to go public,’’ Pachter said. “I think we will get to see the documents by Halloween and the IPO will be done by Thanksgiving.’’ SEC regulators ultimately dictate the timing of IPOs because they must sign off on all the documents before the stock can be sold. Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams while they were working at a podcasting service called Odeo that never gained traction. Dorsey went on to found Square, a mobile payments company, and serves as Twitter’s chairman. Williams, who previously sold a blogging service to Google, stepped down as Twitter’s CEO in 2010 and is now working on a publishing platform called Medium. Stone left Twitter in 2011. His latest startup, announced in May, is called Jelly Industries. Associated Press Writer Ken Sweet contributed to this story. Liedtke reported from San Francisco.

SUBMITTED BY LUCINDA BENDER It’s not too late to enter the Fremont Art Association’s annual Fine Art Show! If you have created a masterpiece since entering, add that to your submission too! We are accepting paintings, photography, sculpture, graphics, and other 3-dimensional and mixed-media works. You can enter as many pieces as you wish in any category; a maximum of three pieces will be accepted in a single category. Art is to be hand-delivered to the gallery on Monday, September 23, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. (37697 Niles Blvd., Fremont). Be sure it’s clean and ready to display. (You can read more on framing art in the September Local Color.) There will be a reception for the artists, families, friends, and art fans on Sunday, September 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Awards will be presented that afternoon. Rudy Ramos will be providing us with classical guitar music; there will be refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call (510) 792-0905 or visit www.fremontartassociation.org.

Firefighters can be more than good neighbors

Hayward Police Log SUBMITTED BY HAYWARD PD Tuesday, September 3 A robbery occurred in the 27000 block of Gainsville Ave. at 2:45 p.m. The victim was pushing her son in a stroller when the suspect walked by and robbed the victim of her gold necklace. The suspect then fled westbound on Bolero Ave. on foot. The suspect is described as a Black male adult, 18 years old, 5’9”, 200 lbs and long black hair. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, black jeans and a tattoo of a red lip kiss on the left side of his neck. Thursday, September 5 A murder occurred in the 1400 block of B St. at 2:13 a.m. The victim was found in the backyard of a vacant residence, and appears to have suffered significant trauma to the head. Friday, September 6 An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the area of Industrial Blvd. and Highway 92 at 10:30 p.m. The victim claims he was walking in the area when 2-3 Black male adults assaulted and pistol whipped him for no apparent reason. The victim’s account of the incident was inconsistent with a witness’ account. A robbery occurred in the 28000 block of Mack Rd. at 10:26 a.m. A salesman handed the suspect a cellular telephone, and the suspect fled the store with the phone. The salesman chased the suspect to an awaiting vehicle and reached into the vehicle to try and retrieve the phone. The suspect vehicle then began to drive off, dragging the salesman a short distance. The suspect vehicle is described as a 1990’s Cadillac or Lincoln Town Car. Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Department Investigation Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

SUBMITTED BY BILL LEAKE It’s good to have a firefighter as your neighbor. The Glenmoor neighborhood can attest to this since veteran Fremont Firefighter Captain Gerry Magnan saved the day for his neighbors when on Saturday night, August 24th, relaxing at home on his day off, he was alerted by a PulsePoint app of a nearby fire. His son, Garrett, looked outside and called to him, “Dad, look at all that smoke.” Ready to take pictures of fellow firefighters in action, Magnan grabbed his skateboard and was quickly on scene… before fire personnel and equipment arrived. Realizing that time was of the essence and the fire was beginning to spread from a smoldering refuse bin to a fence and house, he sprang into action. Using the next door neighbor’s garden hose, the fire was under control by the time Battalion Chief Steve Silva and two trucks arrived within a few minutes. Gerry says that the fire “was ready to go” so the few seconds saved by his presence may have made a big difference. Neighbors, who were not home at the time, were called after the fact and arrived 30-45 minutes after the fire was out. Damage was restricted to two green waste bins, a fence and part of a house that was darkened but not physically damaged. To Captain Gerry Magnan it was just another day at the office – 24x7. The grateful homeowners breathed a big sigh of relief and offered a heartfelt thank you to the fire department – on and off duty! Thank you Fremont Fire Department


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“California Coastal Cleanup Day” began in 1985, inspired by Oregon’s coastal cleanup efforts. It is now part of a worldwide event, International Coastal Cleanup, put on by the Ocean Conservancy. Last year’s Cleanup Day resulted in nearly three quarters of a million pounds of debris being removed from lakes, rivers, beaches, and other waterways in the Bay Area. According to Ocean Conservancy, volunteers around the world picked up 10 million pounds of trash and recyclables! Among the top ten items found were cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic bottles, plastic bags, and soda cans. The California Coastal Commission says that nearly 40 percent of the trash collected between 1989 and 2012 was cigarette butts. The trouble with all of this trash is that it not only mars the natural beauty of California’s waterways, but makes its way from city streets, picnic baskets, and fast food bags out to the ocean, creating massive ocean pollution and destroying marine life. Chemicals in cigarettes poison water-dwelling animals. Fish, turtles, birds, and mammals get entangled in the litter or attempt to eat it. Wildlife can be seriously injured or even die as a result. Littered waterways present other problems as well. Beach trash can injure people, too! Swimmers and sandcastle builders alike can be hurt by broken glass from bottles left at the beach. Boaters won’t enjoy cruising along the coastline when their propellers get snagged in ocean trash. Local businesses suffer from the lack of tourism brought on by dirty water and trash-covered shorelines. In order to improve marine life and eliminate ocean trash, service organizations have joined the international effort and arranged smaller, local cleanups throughout the Bay Area. Cub Scout Pack 114, along with other Cub Scout and Boy Scout packs, will be picking up litter at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont. Hands-on Conservation, an educational organization for youth, is sponsoring a cleanup in Union City at Civic Center Park. To sign up for Union City’s cleanup, visit www.handsonconservation.org. Volunteers should be sure to wear sturdy shoes and clothes for working outdoors. Coastal Cleanup Day falls on Saturday, September 21 this year. Most of the cleanup events are held in the morning from 9 a.m.

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to noon. Several require advance registration for participation while a few are open to all on a drop-in basis. Of course, cleaning up our coast isn’t limited to one day a year. Being conscientious year round would be a great way to eliminate the need for a yearly cleanup event. For more information on this event, visit CoastalCleanupDay.org or call 1 (800) COAST-4U. Local cleanup information can also be found by visiting the Ocean Conservancy website at www.oceanconservancy.org or the California Coastal Commission website at http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/join.html. Local cleanup events include: Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge: Dumbarton Fishing Pier Parking Lot 1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont 8:30 a.m. – noon No reservations necessary (510) 792-0222 http://www.fws.gov/refuge/don _edwards_san_francisco_bay East Bay Regional Park District Shorelines and parks throughout the Bay Area Some may require pre-registration 1 (888) 327-2757 www.ebparks.org Fremont: Seven locations available 9 a.m. to noon Pre-registration required (510) 494-4570 www.fremont.gov/CoastalCleanupDay Hayward: Hayward Regional Shoreline Park 8:30 a.m. to noon Registration is requested 1-888-327-2757 option 2 www.ebparks.org Milpitas: Berryessa Creek Coyote Creek Turlacitos Creek 9 a.m. – noon Register online http://www.eventbrite.com/org/ 1227920695 Union City: Hands-on Conservation at Civic Center Park 9 a.m. to noon Pre-registration required (925) 371-0154 ext. 112 www.handsonconservation.org

Coyote Hills Regional Park is giving visitors a rare opportunity to travel back 2.7 million years to capture a glimpse of what life may have been like back then through the tools and activities of that period. The 4th annual “Stone Age Olympics & Knapp-In” will be filled with fun and competition for all ages. Everyone is invited to participate in feats of primeval skills throughout the day. “Most activities will be geared for 8 to 60+ year olds, but we will be having activities that even younger kids can have fun doing,” says Coyote Hills Naturalist Dino Labiste. Start a fire by rubbing two sticks together, twine plant fibers to create anything from traps to baskets or, for participants more physical, throw a rabbit stick (a sort of non-returnable boomerang used by Native Americans), a South American bola or play an Ohlone Indian game of Hoop and Pole. Hoop and Pole requires accuracy, challenging players to throw a spear-like object through a rolling hoop. Knapp-in activities have nothing to do with overnight camping. The term refers to the art of fashioning stone tools and weapons by breaking, chipping, and carving stone to its desired shape and sharpness. Expert knappers will be present to demonstrate the craftsmanship involved and teach others how to transform rock into functional tools. Between 10 a.m. and noon participants will be given a chance to use a prehistoric dart thrower called an “atlatl” to cast spears at a life-size Mammoth target. This official atlatl International Standard Accuracy Competition (ISAC) will be divided into age groups in men’s and women’s divisions. The

winner of each division will take home a beautiful first place plaque; all participants will be listed on ISAC’s official website. Visitors and participants should meet at the Dairy Glen Campground, an eight-minute walk on the Bayview Trail toward the Bay from the Old Quarry parking lot. No food will be provided, but there are plenty of picnic tables for people to bring their own lunches to enjoy in a picturesque setting. The annual “Stone Age Olympics & Knapp-In” is a fun event, attended by curious and adventurous people interested in a unique experience. Labiste says, “Where else will someone have a chance to learn to fashion tools from stone or participate in activities that are thousands to millions of years old? These skills are practically lost to the majority because of technology. There is a sense of accomplishment and wonderment from creating something with your hands. Simply watching a burst of flame appear from nowhere rekindles an age old mystery.” Knowledge from the “Stone Age Olympics & Knapp-In” is priceless… the fun is icing on the cake!

Stone Age Olympics & Knapp-In Sunday, Sept 22 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ISAC Competition: 10 a.m. - noon Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont (510) 544-3215 www.ebparks.org/parks/coyote_hills Free admission; $5 parking fee


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SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL MCNEVIN A great lineup of over 20 acts will grace the stage of the 2nd annual “Niles Music Festival” in the Niles Town Plaza. Bands, trios, duos, and solos will fill the air of the five block downtown of historic Niles. This eight-hour

music fest features many locals who make up the Niles music scene. The line-up also boasts past Town Plaza Concert Summer Series headliners and a few out of town faves as well, including Sandi & The Rockerfellers, The Red Shoes, McNevin & The Spokes, Dog Without Warning, The Murray Brothers, State Secrets, Eddie & Friends, SEZU, Jay Howlett and Rolfe Wyer, New Oak Pilgrims, The Frakes Experiment, The Ozones, The Niles Steel Mill, Laurie McClain, Nancy Cassidy, Kathy Tejcka, Matt Hayden, Bruce Cates, David Price, Patrick McClellan, Nate Fredrick, and Tom Smyth. Many of the featured musicians become back up musicians throughout the day, forming impromptu bands for each other. Last year’s festival was homegrown and magical, and the 2nd annual event will have its magic too. This is a family friendly event; the kids have sack races and tug-of-war on the lawn between music sets. Enjoy the large grass amphitheater, the 1900s train station behind the stage, the cattle-covered hills, steam trains, the silent film history of Charlie Chaplin and Broncho Billy, and the beauty of downtown Niles. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and an umbrella for shade. There are food booths and several cafes and restaurants adjacent to the plaza for your impromptu picnic. The event is free, but donation baskets are passed to help

bring the Summer Concert Series back in 2014. There is free parking all over town. For an added evening attraction after the festival, Nashville songwriter Laurie McClain performs an 8 p.m. acoustic concert at The Mudpuddle Shop, directly across the street from the Niles Town Plaza. Seating is limited and intimate. Tickets are a sliding donation of $10 - $20 ($15 - $20 would be appreciated). For info/RSVPs, call (510) 794-9935. Big thanks go to sponsors: The Niles Main Street Association, The Nile Cafe, Dale Hardware, and Best Western Garden Court Inn! Niles Music Festival Sunday, Sept 22 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Niles Town Plaza 37592 Niles Blvd., Fremont www.niles.org Free Laurie McClain Sunday, Sept 22 8 p.m. The Mudpuddle Shop 37433 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 794-9935 www.facebook.com/mudpuddlemusic Tickets: $10 - $20

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Experience a unique concert with living legend Padmashri Hariharan at “Soul India.” Joined by a band of 14 musicians the awardwinning singer will deliver a night of Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, and Malayam melodies. A pioneer of Indian fusion music, Hariharan has performed in concert, on TV, and his singing has been featured in numerous movies. He has over thirty ghazal albums to his credit and garnered many accolades for his paring with Leslie Lewis as the band Colonial Cousins. Presented by Instant Karma and Rasika along with Desi1170am, “Soul India” takes the stage on Sunday, September15 at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center in Hayward. Tickets are $35, $45, $55, $65, and $75 for levels 1 - 5 with VIP, Gold, and Elite seating available for $100, $150, and $250. Purchase tickets at www.desiclub.com/Hari or for more information, call Bhavini at (408) 579-9426. Soul India Sunday, Sept 15 6 p.m. Chabot College Performing Arts Center 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward (408) 579-9426 www.desiclub.com/Hari Tickets: $35 - $250

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The Sun Gallery Board of Directors in collaboration with City Council Member Mark Salinas and State Assemblyman for District 20 Bill Quirk invites you to join us at our annual benefit for our Children’s Art Programs. “An Evening for the Arts” will include dinner, silent auction, music, and entertainment and help Sun Gallery provide valuable art programs and services that enrich lives and promote the culture of our community. Tickets are $45 when purchased in advance and $50 at the door. Or become a sponsor: $100 Bronze, $300 Silver, $500 Gold, $750 Platinum, or $2,000+ Diamond. Call Christine or Jaime at (510) 581-4050 for credit card prepay Thursday - Sunday (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.), or go to http://aneveningforthearts2013.eventbrite.com. An Evening for the Arts Friday, Sept 20 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Hayward City Hall Rotunda 777 B St., Hayward (510) 581-4050 http://aneveningforthearts2013.eventbrite.com

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