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VOL 15, NO 9
Bike Tour to Beneﬁt Sentinels of Freedom By Staff Writer
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The California Tour is a 600-mile cycling event that will start at the Marine’s Memorial Hotel in San Francisco and end at Marine Corps Base - Camp Pendleton. This event will raise funds for the San Ramon based Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation (www.sentinelsoffreedom.org), which awards life-long scholarships for our nation’s most severely wounded veterans and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, which provides services for wounded veterans as well. The California Tour will begin at 7:30am on September 19, 2010 and will end on September 26. There are several organizations sponsoring this event, including: The Veterans Administration, American Veterans, The Blue Star and Gold Star Moms, The Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Reserve Officer’s Association, The Patriot Guard Riders, Warrior Watch, Cloud Hero, California Veterans, National Marine Corps Business Network, The San Francisco Police Department and the Oakland Police
Mustang Soccer season is upon us! At the ﬁrst game of the season on August 28, the Mustang Fireballs (red tops) U-8 Girls, played against the Mustang Victory (white tops) U-8 Girls. L to R, Laure Stenger, Demi Apostolopoulos, , Kathy Mustar, Taylor Daetz, and Olivia Romo.
Construction of Recycled Water Project Imminent By Christina Lavingia
The US Army Corps of Engineers, East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), Jonas and Associates Inc. and the Dublin San Ramon Services District are working together on a recycled water program that would stretch the limited drinking water supply in portions of Blackhawk, Danville, Dublin, and San Ramon. The water generated from the recycled water program would strictly be for landscape irrigation only and is likely to supply an annual average of 5.7 million gallons per day of recycled water for this purpose; which breaks down to 2.4 mgd to EBMUD and 3.3 mgd to DSRSD. The San Ramon Valley Recycled Water Program will create social, e c o n o m i c a n d e n v i ro n m e n t a l benefits for consumers. Socially, a recycled water system would save our limited drinking water supply and would create a drought-proof
and drought-resistant supply of water. Economically, a reliable supply of water strengthens our regional economy and protects community investments in golf
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courses, roadway medians, greenbelts, schools, office complexes, parks and private investments in landscaping. Environmentally, it protects
San Francisco Bay and permits more water to be left instream, which protects our fish and wildlife resources. Recycled water is safe and is more highly disinfected than drinking water. EBMUD and DSRSD do not add recycled water to their drinking water supplies. Approximately 4.2 miles (total) of reclaimed water distribution pipeline will be constructed beginning on Camino Tassajara starting from Hansen Lane moving westbound, ending at Blackhawk Road. Construction will proceed on Blackhawk Drive from Camino Tassajara passing Deerfield Way. The last portion of construction will be on Deerfield Way from Blackhawk Drive to Deer Crest Drive. Construction will be occurring Monday through Friday from the hours of 7:30am to 2:30pm when school is in session and 7:30am to 3:30pm when school is not in session. See WATER page 4
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September 12 Kabaret for Kids 2:15pm. Samantha Samuels brings her singular talent, energy and voice to guide the audience through a fun-filled, music-filled, talentfilled afternoon adventure into live theatre. Tickets: $14.50. Knight Stage 3 Theatre at the Lesher Center, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
September 10 – October 2 Annie A show about hope and optimism with its chorus line of high-kicking orphan waifs, a too-cute dog and a delightfully wretched Miss Hannigan. Tickets: $17-$48. Call for show
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September 10 Spencer Day 8pm. A singer and song writer, Day’s music is an eclectic mixture of everything from Cole Porter to Paul Simon that borrows from numerous sources: jazz, musical theatre, cabaret, soul, folk, traditional pop and contemporary pop. Tickets $12-$40. Bankhead T h e a t e r, 2 4 0 0 F i rs t S t . , Livermore. September 10-September 25 The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill In an ocean liner’s engine room, Yank stokes coal with animal strength. He’s powerful, proud. He belongs. Yet the horrified daughter of a wealthy industrialist topples brutish Yank’s sense of self. Raging against the machine, he takes to the streets of New York to search for his place in an indifferent, dehumanizing world. Call for tickets and show times: 820-1278. The
Fundraiser performance of “A Night at the Opera” 6:30pm. Performed by the Martinez Opera Contra Costa An enchanted evening of fine international fare and no host bar. Tickets: $65.00 per person, call 372-6657. Held at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. All proceeds benefit MTZO Culture for Kids.
September 17 – 19 Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Meet and buy directly from top artisans with unique arts and crafts. Entertainment, delicious festival cuisine and demonstrations by artists. For tickets prices and event times call: 415-447-3205. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. September 19 Meg McKay and Billy Philadelphia 2:15pm. The Songs of Gershwin, Porter, Sondheim... and more! Referred to as "The First Couple of San Francisco Cabaret", they have reigned over the music scene in every
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Toad, Rat, Mole, Otter and Badger are just a few of the wonderful characters out on an adventure. Tickets $16. Orinda Community Center Amphitheater, Center Park, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda. Call (925) 528-9225 September 21 Out Of This World 8pm. Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from
countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. Tickets: $10-$44 Hofmann Theatre at Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Information: 943-7469.
The valley Sentinel songs from the Borders to the Hebrides. Tickets: $12-$40. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Information: 373-6800. September 25 Deolina 8 p m . A n ex u b e ra n t , sometimes comic performance.
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Great Family Fun at Danville Concours d’Elegance By Staff Writer
The 2010 Danville Concours d’Elegance marks the 6th year of this event, which is a 100 percent volunteer-run fundraiser dedicated to the fight of Parkinson’s disease. This year’s event will be on September 19 on the streets of Danville. A dinner and live auction will be held the night before on September 18 at the Blackhawk Museum. This year’s guest is Don Williams of The Blackhawk Collection. There will be a special tribute to David Love, a local racing and automobile aficionado. This year the event will continue to raise funds to support Team Fox and The Parkinson’s Institute. Team Fox supports local events
in raising money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation in providing financial support for leading research projects in the quest to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson’s Institute continues to combine world-class patient care and research in the search for a cure. The event is also supported by many local auto enthusiasts that own historically important vehicles. David Love (wellknown throughout racing circles) has owned and raced and his 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa for over 46 years. That particular automobile, as well as others owned by David, can be seen at the Danville event. The 2009 Danville d’ Elegance Road and Track Award
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Ari Eastman and Alexandra Curtis, recent Monte Vista graduates from the class of 2010, won the title Miss California Teen and First runner-up at the Northern California National American Miss Pageant held on August 1st at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara.
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Cucumbers are Cool by Ron Ottobre
“The cucumber is about as close to neutrality as a vegetable can get without ceasing to exist,” the well-known foodie Waverley Root exclaimed. But I’m sure that many would disagree, especially those of us who are fond of Mediterranean cuisine. Cultivated for over 3,000 years, they are a star in salads, make great appetizers, sauces, sandwiches and soups and are even good in desserts and cocktails. With a flavor that is floral, sweet and with a hint of bitterness, cucumbers are a great part of any summer menu course and are a great palate cleanser for those intensely flavored barbecues and strong flavored foods like lamb. As opposed to prevailing belief, cucumbers are a fruit, not a vegetable. This member of the Cucurbitaceae family, which includes melons, squashes and gourds, Cucumis sativus is a creeping vine normally grown on trellises. They are normally consumed in their green form before ripening. Cucumbers are ninety percent water, low in calories and carbohydrates and a good source of vitamins and minerals. In other words, a perfect food for those of us dieting.
actually look like a pickle. And speaking of pickles, there are many varieties that are grown just for that purpose. Cooking with Cucumbers Of course cucumbers are best peeled and seeded as the skin and seeds can cause some digestive problems, but the skin and seeds do contain many of the healthful benefits. If using in a recipe that does not require them to be pureed, such as in a salad or appetizer, never salt them first as this will draw out a large quantity of water. Cucumbers marry well with many herbs such as mint, basil, chervil, dill and parsley. They are great matched with anchovies, tomatoes, olives, cream cheese, goat cheese and feta. They can be baked,
sautéed or braised, but using them in recipes in their natural state is best – when it is hot outside cucumbers are cool. Le Menu Easy Cucumber Soup Classic Greek Salad Cucumber, Mint and Yogurt Proscuitto and Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber Cucumber Martinis
Easy Cucumber Soup Ingredients: 3 cucumbers peeled, seeded and diced 1 c. yogurt or buttermilk 1/4 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice (2 to 3 lemons)
Stop the inflammation= Stop the Pain by Dr. Niele Maimone, DC
Varieties Garden cucumbers are the type we usually see in markets, smooth skinned and dark green. English cucumbers are long, thin, with a dark green skin and grow slightly curved. Kirby cucumbers are short and bumpy. They have a range of skin color from yellow to dark green. Lemon cucumbers are usually yellow, round, larger than a lemon and have a sweet tart flavor. Armenian cukes are actually not a true cucumber but a type of melon. They are long and bumpy but with a thin skin. The Persian variety is similar to English cucumbers, but much smaller with a bumpy thin skin and mild flavor, and they
When you got out of bed this morning, were you painfree? Or did your hips and knees ache? Did your hands ache as you brushed your teeth? Many of my patients dismiss these kinds of aches and pains, thinking they’re just normal signs of aging. The pain that you feel is your body’s way of telling you that it’s irritated and needs your help. Joint pain and inflammation — Most forms of joint pain involve some kind of inflammation — either local or systemic. When injured, a chain of events in your immune system known as the inflammatory cascade is triggered. This is what causes the redness, swelling and pain we often see with an acute injury. When this process, known as local or acute inflammation, turns on and then off in response to injury it’s a sign of a healthy immune system. Yet when the symptoms of inflammation don’t disappear, it tells us that
your immune system is unable to turn itself off when it should leading to a state of chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is associated with a range of health conditions and degenerative diseases including asthma, allergies, skin problems, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, auto immune disorders and arthritis–to name a few. What causes chronic inflammation? 1. Blood Sugar Issues: A diet high in simple carbs, skipping meals or waiting too long between meals can cause insulin surges that, long-term, create a pro-inflammatory environment in the body. 2. D i g e s t i v e I s s u e s : Stress, poor food quality, drug and antibiotic use break down the digestive barrier allowing large particulate matter to seep into the blood stream, causing a cascade of inflammation resulting in pain and allergies.
1 tbsp. finely minced dill 1 tsp. Kosher salt 1 tsp. Tabasco 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce Thin sliced cucumber slices for garnish. Yogurt for garnish. Method: Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Yield 4-8 oz. portions Cucumber Martinis (Cucuatini) This is a very refreshing cocktail for those dog days of summer. Ingredients: 1 cucumber peeled, seeded and roughly chopped (2 to 3 oz.) 2 1/2 oz. Vodka – preferably from the freezer 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 tsp. sugar 2 mint leaves 1 cup of ice cucumber slices for garnish
3. Hormone Imbalance: Changing levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and cortisol all play a role in agerelated inflammation. 4. Toxic Stress: There are chemicals in our air, food, personal care items, home products and work environments that burden our detox pathways causing inflammation. 5. Psychological Stress: Chronic activation of the “fight or flight” response over- stimulates the endocrine system, leading to an inflammatory state. H ow d o I k n ow i f I have chronic inflammation? We can test the blood for inflammatory markers, such as CRP (C-reactive protein) to determine whether patients are likely to develop inflammatory conditions. Many conventional doctors aren’t sure how to treat elevated levels and end up avoiding these tests altogether. In our practice we recommend dietary changes, nutritional supplementation and physical modalities that can moderate these inflammatory markers. How do I begin to heal my pain and inflammation? 1. A d o p t a h e a l t h y diet rich in natural antiinflammatories. Eat small meals often and choose a diet of richly colored fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and omega-3 fatty acids.
Method: Pour vodka into a martini shaker, add cucumber, mint, s u g a r a n d l e m o n j u i c e. Muddle with a muddling stick, crushing the cucumber and mint together (I sometimes use a blender to crush the ice, mint, sugar together before I add the vodka and then strain). Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cucumber slices and mint leaves. For the complete article and more cucumber recipes, visit www.ValleySentinel.com.
2. E x p l o r e n a t u r a l therapies. Class IV laser pain relief naturally breaks the inflammatory cycle and releases endorphins (natural pain killers). Natural medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy also can be useful in natural pain reduction. 3. Heal digestive issues. By repairing the digestive tract, nutrients are properly absorbed and inflammation is relieved. 4. Rid your body of its toxic load with a detox diet. Removing toxic stress reverses inflammation. 5. R e d u c e s t r e s s . Exercise, meditation, therapy, yoga, prayer — there are so many ways you can relieve stress and lower inflammation markers in your blood. The beauty of stress reduction is that it’s never a waste of time — it serves you on every possible level. You certainly don’t have to live your life in pain. With some effort and time to heal, you will be doing the things you love and feeling like yourself again. Dr. Niele Maimone, DC of Align Healing Center in Danville, CA has been active in natural health and wellness for 10 years. For more information or to set up a consult, call 925-3628283 or visit www. alignhealingcenter.com.
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New Lymphoma Treatments: Tough on Cancer, Humane for Patients By Cannon Milani M.D.
Historically for lymphoma patients, treatment related toxicities could encompass symptoms of pain, shortness of breath and nausea. Fast forward to 2010 where new medications may make treating some lymphomas as simple as swallowing a pill. Unlike other major cancers, lymphoma doesn’t spread to the body’s lymph system. It starts there, which means chemotherapy and the side effects that come with it are almost always necessary to treat the disease.
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Finding better treatments Fifteen years ago, the only approved options for treating lymphoma were chemotherapies that were toxic to both the cancer and unrelated cells and included long lists of significant side effects. In 1997, a medication called rituximab (Rituxan®) began to change the manner in which physicians treat lymphoma. U n l i ke c h e m o t h e ra p i e s, rituximab is targeted therapy. It binds to and destroys the cells responsible for 85 percent of non-Hodgkin lymphomas.
To d a y, r i t u x i m a b i s generally combined with new, less-toxic chemotherapies as the primary treatment for c e r t a i n l y m p h o m a s. Fo r some low-grade lymphomas, rituximab alone can effectively treat the disease. As a result, patients are experiencing fewer and milder side effects and outcomes are improving. An oral medication called lenalidomide (Revlimid®) is currently being researched and targets the same cells as rituximab, but instead of destroying them directly, keeps them from dividing. Unable to divide, the cells die off fairly quickly. Both medications affect their target cells whether they are healthy or cancerous, but new healthy cells are regularly created in the bone marrow. By taking the medication in cycles, the premise is that all of the cancerous cells will eventually be killed off and replaced by healthy cells. Despite the development o f a l t e r n a t e t re a t m e n t s, chemotherapies are still necessary. However, today’s chemotherapy treatments are already less toxic and have significantly less-severe side effects than those used in the past. Using modern chemotherapies along with novel, targeted treatments,
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Going Back to School When School is Somewhere New By Christina Lavingia
For many students, going back to school will no longer be as routine as it had been. While the thought of waking up from summer’s carefree bliss to that first early morning of school has often left kids wishing that summer would never end, starting college is an even stranger thought. Every year students know where they’ll be going: from kindergarten to first grade, elementary school to middle school, and from the stressful days of junior year to the glory of senior year – it’s always been so predictable. When it was time to apply for college, I started to feel the unfamiliarity of the waters we were entering. With the choice of college applications, we were also making the choice of where we want to live over the next four years, how difficult a school we want to attend, the types of people we want to surround ourselves with, and ultimately, how we want to start our lives. The comfort of where we’ve grown up, from knowing the location of every ice cream shop to how to get to all of our friends’ homes, makes us either embrace the thought of leaving for anywhere of our choosing or cower in fear of what actually lurks outside our hometown. We m a d e i t t h ro u g h those painstaking college applications and the even more paralyzing experience of hearing back from the schools that actually want us.
We walked at our graduations, which were more surreal than we’d expected them to be. It is now the end of our final summer at home, our final summer as kids, and the last moments before we start our new lives. No matter how much excitement one felt upon first applying to far off places and moving on, many of us spent this summer clinging to the way things used to be. As the day we say goodbye to our childhood approaches, almost everyone has been groping to prolong those sweet carefree years of childhood. Whether it’s a girl inspecting her old doll furniture after so many years, or a group of boys coming together to watch their favorite childhood shows, all of us have come to realize that this time we’ve spent waiting for life to start was really the best of times. With the thought of meeting new classmates and roommates, worrisome questions have come up:
how will I be able to trust these strangers? How will they understand me as my friends do? Will I be able to be comfortable around people I don’t know? There are the issues of how to structure the day in a new setting, how to find places to hang out and things to do. There is the need to figure out how to take care of one’s self. And how does one remedy homesickness? Although high school should prepare a student for college, there is no way to be fully prepared. We all have to dive in blindly, do our best, and remember that those back home will always be there for us. And as daunting as it will be to “go back to school” this year – even more so than the thought of catching that great big yellow bus after those summer months – the true gift our hometown has given us is the knowledge that it will always be there waiting for us; a place we can feel anchored to no matter where our lives take us. All we can do is take a leap and let the start of a new chapter begin.
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Kindergarten through fifth graders get the chance to explore the outdoors, art and science at Camp Galileo, a summer camp held at Green Valley Elementary School. Children in attendance learn through challenges and projects that pertain to a particular theme or period in history. As the camp progresses, campers learn about topics related to the ocean, medieval history, art and amusement park science, the ‘60s, the moon, Egypt and adventures in flight. Every day the campers are divided into groups based on age: kindergarteners make up one group, first through second graders make up another, and third through fifth graders make up the oldest group in attendance. Within the various age distinctions, the children are broken up
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We hope to see you there! Events Now – Sept 9. Blackhawk Museum Bargain Basement Sale The sponsors of the sale invite you to donate ﬁne quality items and once-treasured things that downsizing families may longer need. Donations may be dropped at the Blackhawk Museum Wed. through Sun. 10-5. Proceeds go to the Wheelchair Foundation and the Blackhawk Children’s Education and Transportation Fund. Event Preview: Sept. 10, 6-8pm., Admission $20.00 – Wine tasting and appetizers. Sept. 11 & 12, 10am.-4pm. Admission Free. Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville. Phone: 736-2277. September 11 Tri-Valley Animal Rescue Needs You 1-2:30pm. An orientation for new volunteers. Learn about volunteer opportunities like fostering dogs/cats, socializing shelter animals, helping at adoption events and fundraisers, and many other roles available for you to participate in. East County Animal Shelter, 4595 Gleason Drive, Dublin. Must be 18+. Bring $10 cash or check to help cover the cost of materials. Information: 803-7043. September 15 Join us for YAPPY HOUR at the Rose Garden 5-8pm. Hosted by Dog Bone Alley, 730 Camino Ramon in the Rose Garden center, Danville. Treats, Prizes, Fun! It’s a party for you and your beloved pet. For more information call 552-0410 September 16, 23 & 30 Educational series on Diabetes Self-Management 3-5pm. Classes will present an overview of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, healthy eating, exercise, and complications. A physician referral is required. Medicare and other insurances may accept payment. To enroll in the class, call 275.6020, option 5. San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Main Building, Blackhawk Conference Room, 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. Information: 275-6018. September 17 & October 15 Take a walking tour of Historic Danville 10am and 6:00pm. Learn more about the roots of the community and visit interesting sites on tours led by experienced docents. Morning Tours: meet at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave., Danville. Evening Tours: meet at the Village Theater, 233 Front St., Danville. Cost: $3. Information: 837-3750 October 1 Cal Band Norcal Beneﬁt 6-10pm. The University of California Marching Band will be on hand while guests enjoy wine, dining and a special performance by the 240 member band. Joe Starkey, the voice of the Golden Bears, will emcee. Also a silent auction and dancing to the tunes of the band. Tickets: $125. Call 510-643-2662 or 408-309-5321 by Sept. 27 for tickets. Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Round Hill Rd., Alamo. October 2 A Piggy Bank Is Just The First Step 11am. Giving your children or grandchildren a primer on money management skills can have a positive effect their entire lives. Invest your time today to beneﬁt your family’s future. During our How to Raise a Money-Smart Child seminar, learn how to start teaching your child about the basics of making wise money choices. FREE. Where: Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94598. For info. call David Thomas, Adult Services Librarian, 925-938-1481, or visit the library’s website at www.ccclib.org. October 9th Carboload Party XXVI 5-10pm. Join us this year at the biggest and most exciting Carboload party ever. We’ll have an extensive kid’s play area with lots of activities, live and silent auctions, rafﬂe prizes, a no-host bar and of course all you can eat pasta, salad, hot dogs and other goodies. Music provided by talented students from local schools. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for kids 5-18, and children under ﬁve are free. The tickets can be purchased online at www. primosrun.com/registration or you may contact Sam Parwiz 2195144. Where: Toyota Warehouse Facility, 2451 Bishop Dr., San Ramon, CA 94583.
BUSINESS Alamo Chamber of Commerce Events: September 22: Monthly Mixer. 5:30-7pm. Greg Gonsalves, General Manager, and Bradly Kaderabek, Food and Beverage Director at Round Hill Country Club, are hosting our event this month. We will be meeting on the patio for a great view and an opportunity to enjoy some Round Hill hospitality. Bring a rafﬂe gift to support the Chamber's scholarship fund. Members: $5, Non-members: $10. Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Round Hill Rd., Alamo. Danville Chamber of Commerce Events: Sept. 7 & 21: Business By Referral Partners For Success. 11:30am. Partners for Success Networking Group meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. One member per industry. Contact Charlotte Mills, Membership, for availability at 837-4400 ext.11. Members: $155.00. Danville Chamber of Commerce Ofﬁce, 117 Town and Country Dr., Danville. Sept. 13 & 27: Business By Referral: The Business Connection. 11:30am. The Business Connection Networking Group. Meets 2nd and 4th Monday. One member per industry. Call for availability. 837-4400. Sept. 22: Business By Referral: Sunrise Alliance Networking Group. 7:30am. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays. One member per industry. Call for availability 837-4400. September 16: 9th Annual Business Showcase, Food & Wine Event. 5-8:30pm. A fun evening at our “Pirate–Build Your Bounty” themed event including a contest for the best pirate-inspired costume. Enjoy the beautiful cars in the museum while sampling ﬁne food and wine. $15 online at www.danvilleareachamber.com or $20 at the door. San Ramon Chamber of Commerce is moving to a new location! Old Address: 12667 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 160, Bishop Ranch 15, San Ramon, CA 94583. New Address: 2410 Camino Ramon, Suite 125, Bishop Ranch 6, San Ramon, CA 94583. Please note: phone and fax number will remain the same. San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Events: Aug. 31 & Sept. 28: New & Prospective Member Orientation. 5:30-6:30pm. Learn about the various Chamber services that can beneﬁt your business. Free. San Ramon Chamber of Commerce - Conference Room: 2410 Camino Ramon, Suite 125, Bishop Ranch 6, San Ramon. September 14: Monthly Networking Lunch. 11:30am. -1:30pm. Learn about Elder planning with Richard Wexler from A Golden Hand. Members: $25, Non-members: $35. Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. September 16: Third Thursday Mixer, SAFKeep Storage, 200 Purdue Rd., San Ramon. 5:30-7:30pm. Please join us for a night of food, wine and fun! Meet other business owners for an opportunity to network and make your business more visible! Pricing: $5 for Members and $20 for Non-Members. September 18: A Taste of the Marketplace. 4-7pm. Fabulous rafﬂe prizes, food and beverage samplings, music, and kids activities area. $15 per person, $25 per couple, 12 and under, Free. The Marketplace, corner of Bollinger Canyon Road and Alcosta Boulevard, San Ramon. October 5: Tri-Valley Mayor’s Summit 11:30am-1:30pm. Hosted by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. Where: Palm Event Center, 1184 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $35.00 for Pleasanton Chamber members $45.00 for non-members. For more information call (925) 846-5858 October 21: Annual Wine and Dine at ClubSport San Ramon 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Welcome to the 2010 Annual Wine and Dine Event! Join us for an evening of fun, food and festivities! Enjoy an evening of wine tasting, micro-brew tasting and culinary creations—samplings from over 50 local businesses — in addition to music, a rafﬂe and much more! Tickets: $35.00 advance purchase and $45.00 at the door.
CLUBS September 11 Alamo Rotary, Citizen of the Year The Rotary Club of Alamo will select its Citizen of the Year for 2010. This award will be presented at the Alamo Music Festival. The nominee must represent your view of the very best of citizenship, service and integrity. All members of the Alamo community are encouraged to make a nomination. For a nomination form and more information, call 838-1137 or 217-3123. September 11 Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley 9:50-10:50am. Prominent guest speakers: Major General Ron Lowe, U.S. Army Retired Chuck Kohler, Pearl Harbor survivor, hundreds of Scouts with an array of American Flags, joint police and ﬁre dept. Honor guard and ﬁfe & drum corps., a bagpiper, a ﬂight of doves, patriotic songs and many other patriotic contributions. Essay contest on the event with cash prizes for SRVUSD middle and high school students and Boy and Girl Scouts who attend. Essay forms will be distributed at the event. All Wars Memorial, Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville. Information: 275-2412. September 16 The San Ramon Valley Newcomers Club 11:30am-2pm. New & long-time residents are invited to the monthly luncheon. Speaker will be representatives from The League of Women Voters. Lunch cost is $19.00. Call 718-5214 for reservations. Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. September 20 Rotary Club of Danville 12:00 lunch meeting at Faz. This weeks speaker is Gary Garavatti, a helicopter pilot for CalStar. Gary is a former Hayward police ofﬁcer and will have many stories to share about both occupations. September 22 Contra Costa Rose Society 7pm. A monthly meeting with a presentation by Greg Lowrey on “Planting and Care of Own-root Roses. Free. Public invited. The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. Information: 408-1256. September 27 Rotary Club of Danville 12:00 Club meeting at Faz. Today’s program will be given by author Mahbod Serati, who wrote the book “Rooftops of Tehran.” He will speak about growing up in Tehran in the 1970’s and life in modern day Iran. October 4, 11, 18 and 25 Rotary Club of Danville 12:00 meeting at Faz: Call for information. (925) 838.8721 San Ramon Valley Rotary Club Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville 94526. For information call Valerie Munoz at (925) 683-6310 or visit www.crow-canyon.com Danville Sycamore Valley Rotary Club Meetings held every Tuesday morning at 7am. Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville 94526. For more information call Scott Sampson (925) 743-8449.
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2010 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRAIL 4x4 V6 By David Colman
If JD POWERS gave an award for the best knob in the automotive business, it would go hands-down to the Toyota 4Runner. It’s not often that you can point to the lowly knob as a thing of surpassing beauty, but the five rotary controls spread across the 4Runner’s console are just that. Meaty and graspable, these knobs are serrated and rubberized for superior grip. The vernier dial on your old Macintosh tuner never worked this well. The knobs are emblematic of the abiding character of this stout truck. Unlike so many crossover products on the market today, which depend on flimsy car chassis to support truck-like bodywork, the 4Runner Trail steadfastly
refuses the invitation to the masquerade party. Even though the recent introduction of a completely redesigned
of its former self. Instead, the 2010 4Runner remains true to its mid-80s origins, with a separate body bolted
4Runner gave Toyota the opportunity to crossover to the dark side, the company refused to turn their iconic off-roader into a pantomime
to a pickup truck frame. You won’t find any independent suspension at the back end either, as the 4Runner retains the rugged solid rear axle of its predecessor. The good news is that the latest iteration still feels as cowboy as ever, with a jouncy but predictable gait that longs to be taken off road. You’ll still have to step up high when you climb into the 4Runner’s lofty cab, thanks to the aggressive stance imparted by the standard 17-inch alloy rims and beefy
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