Steve and Jackie to Celebrate 70th Anniversary PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:51

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PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES

Steve and Jackie Fanucchi pose for a photo this week. The couple raised their kids in San Leandro and still live here today.

By Jim Knowles • San Leandro Times

Steve and Jackie Fanucchi met during World War II in Hutchinson, Kansas where they both worked on a Navy base for the B-24 Liberator bomber.

Steve, who was born and raised in San Leandro, tested the airplanes. Jackie grew up in Kansas and worked at the concession stand that served refreshments to the pilots and mechanics on their breaks.

032615n8They met one night at a dance in Hutchinson and they later got married, right in the middle of the war. On April 7, Steve and Jackie will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

After the war, Steve was finally able to come back home. He arrived at the family’s house on Maude Avenue on Christmas Eve 1945.

Jackie wasn’t able to travel at the time. The doctor told her not to take the train while she was pregnant. Later, when she arrived, the couple lived with Steve’s parents for a while before getting a place in Castro Valley.

But it wasn’t long before they moved back to San Leandro. They still live on Morgan Avenue, not far from where Steve grew up.

Steve delivered the newspaper as a kid and graduated from San Leandro High in 1941. He worked for PG&E for a while before joining the Navy. After the war, he spent his career with Oakland Scavenger, a company founded by his grandfather who was apparently a shrewd businessman.

His grandfather had a horse and wagon and started collecting the garbage in San Leandro, as Steve tells the story. The man collecting garbage in Oakland was coming in and taking some of his customers. So instead of fighting over customers, they merged, and that was the start of Oakland Scavenger.

The Fanucchis raised four children (a son and three daughters), 12 grandchildren (six boys and six girls), 18 great-grandchildren and another great-great granddaughter. Some of their kids are out of state and some are still here in the East Bay.

As for their plans on their 70th anniversary, Steve says they aren’t planning anything big. “We’ll probably just go out to dinner,” he says.

CAPTION: Jackie and Steve Fanucchi pose for a photo in Hutchinson, Kansas during World War II, not long after they were married.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FANUCCHI FAMILY


 
Hunt for Easter Eggs at Washington Manor Park PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:50

The Washington Manor Homeowners Association is hosting a free Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Washington Manor Park on Zelma Street in Washington Manor. (Not to  be confused with the City of San Leandro egg hunt on the same day.)

Areas for hunting eggs will be set up by age divisions from 3 to 10 years old on the baseball fields.

Any child younger than 3 will get an Easter goodie bag from the Easter bunny in the play area at the front of the park at 11:30 a.m.

Stop by the WHOA Membership table to enroll in the WHOA for $10 and receive a ticket for a chance to win a prize every 20 minutes beginning at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Bring three cans of food for the Davis Street Center and get a ticket for a chance to win a prize. Don’t forget to bring your own Easter Basket for the hunt.

 

 
Chanticleers Theatre Presents Night of Cabaret PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:48

The Chanticleers Theatre in Castro Valley is presenting an evening of cabaret entrainment this Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m.

Chanticleers Theatre, Castro Valley’s community theatre in the park, presents a musical cabaret ranging from star impersonators to solo guitar and flute, to a fabulous rock, funk and blues band.

Tickets are $30 which includes all the entertainment, desserts, beverages (wine and non-alcoholic)  and one raffle ticket. Go to www.chanticleers.org or call 510-SEE-LIVE for reservations.

Chanticleers Theatre is located at 3683 Quail Avenue, in the Castro Valley Community Park.

The cabaret performance will benefit the theatre and the line up includes:

Quintin Starkes as Michael Jackson performing his tribute to the master showman with song and dance moves.

Al Proietti whose Charlie Chaplin salute to the silent film star entertains with a lighthearted humor.

Ben Hicks, a Bay Area virtuoso guitarist, playing a wide spectrum of styles from slide to classical to country to rock ’n’ roll and blues.

Flutist Laura Wiley, putting her flute through the paces with classical, jazz, romantic and contemporary pieces to tickle your ears.

The Groove Objective band – a 5-piece band that will make you get out of your seat and move. Diversity is the name of their game as they bring you music from Steely Dan, Tom Petty, Robert Cray, Albert King, Neville Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Kahn, Donna Summer, Amy Winehouse, Jeff Beck and Irma Thomas.

Not to be outdone by the entertainment, the Chanticleers Theatre is also putting out tables of some of the best desserts you’ll ever experience donated by Castro Valley’s own Swiss Delices Bakery & Café.

In addition, you can take a souvenir picture with Michael Jackson and Charlie Chaplin (on your cellphone or camera) and join in on a raffle for some great prizes.

 

 
Community Calendar • 03-26-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:44

Vincenzo Delarosa at the Cannery Cafe

Vincenzo Delarosa will perform Thursday, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cannery Cafe, 22386 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward. There will be craft beers, wines, special cafe treats and wonderful exhibits in the Hayward Historical Museum adjacent to the cafe. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 for members of the HAHS. For more information, call 581-0223 ext. 152.

20th Annual Taste of San Leandro

Savor culinary fare from San Leandro restaurants and specialty food purveyors and sample the town’s craft beer  and wine from local wineries at the 20th Annual Taste of San Leandro tonight, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Zero Net Energy Center, 14600 Catalina St. in San Leandro. Tickets are $40 in advance at sanleandrochamber.chambermaster.com/events, $50 at the door, and include all food and drinks served. Proceeds support the Leadership San Leandro program. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call 317-1400.

Scam Prevention Seminar for Seniors

A scam prevention seminar for seniors will be held this Thursday, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the San Leandro Senior Center, 13909 East 14th St. in San Leandro, hosted by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Elder Protection Unit. Seniors, family members, caregivers and friends are invited to come to hear speakers from Medicare and Medicaid, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and Legal Assistance for Seniors – HICAP Program. To ensure you have a seat, call the City of San Leandro at 577-3462.

SL Garden Club Spring Salad Luncheon

The San Leandro Garden Club will have its Annual Spring Salad Luncheon on Saturday, March 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon at the San Leandro Senior Center, 13909 E. 14th Street in San Leandro. There will be a pick your prize, previously loved treasures and jewelry, and a plant table with a wide selection of plants as well as the delicious salads. For Tickets and more information, call Sharon at 785-2057.

San Leandro High School Yard Sale

The San Leandro High School Senior Class is hosting a yard sale on Saturday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of San Leandro High School, 2200 Bancroft Ave. Proceeds from this event will go towards the senior prom in spring.

Girl Scout Pancake Fundraiser

Girl Scout Troop 31052 will host a pancake fundraiser to benefit several animal shelters on Saturday, March 28, from 8 to 10 p.m. at Applebee’s in Southland Mall in Hayward. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, go to https://paws4pancakes.eventbrite.com. Email Troop 31052 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sidewalk Astronomy Night

Sidewalk Astronomy Night will be held on Saturday, March 28, from sunset 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of Creekside Community Church, 951 MacArthur Blvd. in  San Leandro, corner of Dutton and MacArthur. See Jupiter and its moons through a telescope and observe the craters of our own moon.  See the wonders of creation and learn something new. For more information, contact http://creeksidecommunity.org/events/2015/3/28/sidewalk-astronomy-night.

Author Anastasia Po Book Signing

San Leandro resident Anastasia Po, author of The Living Light, will be available to sign copies of her book on Saturday, March 28, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Oakland Public Library, 550 El Embarcadero. Her book reveals her exceptional spiritual and out-of-this world experience.

Earth Day/Watershed Festival

Friends of San Leandro Creek present the 22nd Annual Earth Day/Watershed festival on Saturday, March 28, at Root Park, located at the corner of Hays and East 14th streets. Creek cleanup and interpretive creek walks are from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Festival fun begins at noon until 4 p.m. Entertainment, raffle, booths and food. Admission is free.

Hayward Eagles St. Patrick Celebration

The Hayward Eagles are celebrating St. Patrick with a dinner dance on Saturday, March 28 at the Eagles Hall, 21406 Foothill Blvd. near I-580.  Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage, salad, rolls and dessert will be served. The price is $15 per person. There will also be a raffle. For more information, call Randy 502-0954.

First Annual Deviled Egg-Off

The Women’s Club of Mission Bay will host it’s first Annual Deviled Egg-Off on Sunday, March 29, at the Mission Bay Club House, 15333 Wicks Blvd. in San Leandro. Contestants should bring a minimum of 6 eggs by noon with their name and phone number. Judging will take place at 1 p.m. The grand prize is $25 and a trophy for the best tasting deviled eggs. The entry fee is $5 due by Friday, March 27. There will be finger food for your enjoyment.

Parkinson’s Support Group

The San Leandro Parkinson’s Support Group will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 2, at 10 a.m., at the San Lorenzo Community Church, 945 Paseo Grande, in San Lorenzo. For more information, call Lona White at 276-3119.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The City of San Leandro’s annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 10 and under will be on Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m. at the Marina Park, rain or shine. The egg hunt is free and open to the public. Children should arrive with their own basket. Egg hunts will be divided into age appropriate groups. A visit from the Easter Bunny is expected, so bring a camera. The egg hunt is being made possible thanks to a generous donation from the San Leandro
Optimist Club. For more information, call the Recreation and Human Services Department at 577-3462.

Spaghetti Dinner

The I.D.E.S. of St. John, Inc. are hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 4, at the I.D.E.S. Hall, 1670 Orchard Ave., in San Leandro. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and dancing begins at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Erminio Lemos. Tickets are $20 per person.

Ohlone Audubon Society

The Ohlone Audubon Society will meet on Tuesday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m., at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue. The guest speaker will be Alvaro Jaramillo. Alvaro has been observing birds in their natural habitat in Cuba. He will show some of the gorgeous birds and wildlife of Cuba, and give a sense the culture and people of that country. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served. For more information and directions, visit the website www.ohloneaudubon.org.

San Leandro Players

The San Leandro Players will present a new adaptation of Moliere’s play The Imaginary Invalid on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., through March 29, at the San Leandro Museum Auditorium, 320 W. Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. Reset in today’s Silicon Valley, Moliere’s classic comedy of hypochondria, hypocrisy, and the Hippocratic oath has never been timelier or funnier. General admission is $20, $15 for seniors, TBA members, children under 12, and students with ID. For more information or reservations, call 895-2573. You can also order tickets online at www.slplayers.org.

John O’Lague Galleria

82 Years of Art an exhibit of visions, landscapes and characters along the way, featuring the works by artists Doyle Wegner and Gerald Thompson, will be on display at the John O’Lague Galleria at Hayward City Hall through March 27.

Hayward Historical Society

On display at the Hayward Area Historical Society, 22380 Foothill Blvd., Indigenous Flux: Artists Honoring Their Indigenous Roots Through Contemporary Art, through April 12.

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward,  presents the third production in the 2014-2015 Bare Bones staged reading series: The How and the Why by Sarah Treem, a sharp, provocative new play about science, family and survival of the fittest on Monday, March 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, open seating. For tickets, call the box office at 881-6777, or email www.dmtonline.org. Mature language and subject matter. Appropriate for ages 16 and up.

The Mind’s Eye Exhibit

The Mind’s Eye, a group art exhibit by Oakland Renaissance Photographers Collective is now on display at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. in downtown San Leandro. The show features the work of: Kamau Amen-Ra, Edward Miller, Tasin Sabir, Tumani Onbiyi, Jim Dennis, Malaika H. Kambon and Asual Kwahuumba. The exhibit will be on display until March 31.

 

 
Young Musicians Choral Orchestra Features Rising Sibling Stars PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2015 15:52

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The Young Musicians Choral Orchestra (YMCO) is thrilled to announce SWING IT! This annual Big Band concert will feature YMCO Alumni, rising sibling stars, Elena & Samora Pinderhughes. Leading the YMCO Big Band ensemble is “The King of Swing” himself, Geechi Taylor. This free concert will take place on Thursday, March 26. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the show is from 7 to 9 p.m., at the San Leandro Performing Arts Center, 2250 Bancroft Ave.

YMCO is the first of its kind – a Youth Orchestra that teaches students both choral singing as well as at least one classical instrument, and currently has 80 students enrolled. The program offers not only rigorous musical training, but also academic tutoring and mentorship, all at no cost. In 2014, all 14 graduating seniors were accepted to some of the best schools in the country, many on scholarships. For more information, call 510-618-4625 or visit www.youngmusiciansco.org.

 

 
Community Calendar • 03-19-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2015 15:43

San Lorenzo History Classes

History classes about San Lorenzo will be held today and March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the San Lorenzo Adult School, 820 Bockman Rd. in San Lorenzo. The classes are taught by Doris Marciel, a third generation San Lorenzan and author of Images of San Lorenzo.
Register for this free class by calling the Adult School office 317-4200.

Big Teen Read Event

Participate in this year’s Amazing Race: Mexico on Friday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join a team with friends and race against the clock to complete a series of challenges.  Register today at the Children’s Desk in the Main Library or call 577-3960.

SLH School Booster’s Club Crab Feed

The San Leandro High School Booster’s Club is hosting its annual coaches crab feed dinner on Saturday, March 21, at Ryan O’Connell Hall in San Leandro. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. with crab, barbecued chicken, pasta and salad.  Enjoy a fun-filled evening including a silent auction, sports memorabilia for sale, and raffle. Tickets are $40, checks payable to the SLHS Pirates Sports Booster Club. Please mail ticket orders to SLHS Pirate Booster Club, 2200 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro, CA 94577.  No ticket sales at the door. You must be 21 years or older to attend.  For more information, go to www.slhs.net.

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

Learn all about oviparous animals on Sunday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Avenue in Hayward. Observe several different types of eggs as you learn all about oviparous animals, such as fish, amphibians, reptiles and all birds. Have some fun dying your own hard-boiled eggs; then take to the trail to see if you can spot any nesting birds or baby animals. Ages 6 and up. The fee is $8 per child. For more information, call 670-727 or visit www.haywardrec.org.

Vincenzo Delarosa at Cannery Cafe

Vincenzo Delarosa will perform on Thursday, March 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cannery Cafe, 22386 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward. There will be craft beers, wines, special cafe treats and wonderful exhibits in the Hayward Historical Museum adjacent to the cafe. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 for members of the HAHS. For more information, call 581-0223 ext. 152.

20th Annual Taste of San Leandro

Savor culinary fare from San Leandro restaurants and specialty food purveyors and sample the town’s craft beer  and wine from local wineries at the 20th Annual Taste of San Leandro on Thursday, March 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Zero Net Energy Center, 14600 Catalina St. in San Leandro. Tickets are $40 in advance at sanleandrochamber.chambermaster.com/events, $50 at the door, and include all food and drinks served. Proceeds support the Leadership San Leandro program. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call 317-1400.

Scam Prevention Seminar for Seniors

A scam prevention seminar for seniors will be held on Thursday, March 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the San Leandro Senior Center, 13909 East 14th St. in San Leandro, hosted by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Elder Protection Unit. Seniors, family members, caregivers and friends are invited to come to hear speakers from Medicare and Medicaid, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and Legal Assistance for Seniors – HICAP Program. To ensure you have a seat, call the City of San Leandro at 577-3462.

SL Garden Club Spring Salad Luncheon

The San Leandro Garden Club will have its Annual Spring Salad Luncheon on Saturday, March 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon at the San Leandro Senior Center, 13909 E. 14th Street in San Leandro. There will be a pick your prize, previously loved treasures and jewelry, and a plant table with a wide selection of plants as well as the delicious salads. For Tickets and more information, call Sharon at 785-2057.

San Leandro High School Yard Sale

The San Leandro High School Senior Class is hosting a yard sale on Saturday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of San Leandro High School, 2200 Bancroft Ave. Proceeds from this event will go towards the senior prom in spring.

Girl Scout Pancake Fundraiser

Girl Scout Troop 31052 will host a pancake fundraiser to benefit several animal shelters on Saturday, March 28, from 8 to 10 p.m. at Applebee’s in Southland Mall in Hayward. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, go to https://paws4pancakes.eventbrite.com. Email Troop 31052 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tax Assistance Available

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District’s Senior Centers will be offering free assistance with simple Federal and State Income Tax forms for older adults and low income individuals in the community.  The Income limit restriction is $53,000.  Volunteers have been trained by the IRS and the State Franchise Tax Board.  For more information or to make an appointment, call the Hayward Area Senior Center at 881-6766 or the Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center at 881-6738.

Earth Day/Watershed Festival

Friends of San Leandro Creek present the 22nd Annual Earth Day/Watershed festival on Saturday, March 28, at Root Park, located at the corner of Hays and East 14th streets. Creek cleanup and interpretive creek walks are from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Festival fun begins at noon until 4 p.m. Entertainment, raffle, booths and food. Admission is free.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The City of San Leandro’s annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 10 and under will be on Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m. at the Marina Park, rain or shine. The egg hunt is free and open to the public. Children should arrive with their own basket. Egg hunts will be divided into age appropriate groups. A visit from the Easter Bunny is expected, so bring a camera. The egg hunt is being made possible thanks to a generous donation from the San Leandro Optimist Club. For more information, call the Recreation and Human Services Department at 577-3462.

San Leandro Players

The San Leandro Players will present a new adaptation of Moliere’s play The Imaginary Invalid on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., through March 29, at the San Leandro Museum Auditorium, 320 W. Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. Reset in today’s Silicon Valley, Moliere’s classic comedy of hypochondria, hypocrisy, and the Hippocratic oath has never been timelier or funnier. General admission is $20, $15 for seniors, TBA members, children under 12, and students with ID. For more information or reservations, call 895-2573. You can also order tickets online at www.slplayers.org.

John O’Lague Galleria

82 Years of Art an exhibit of visions, landscapes and characters along the way, featuring the works by artists Doyle Wegner and Gerald Thompson, will be on display at the John O’Lague Galleria at Hayward City Hall through March 27.

Hayward Historical Society

On display at the Hayward Area Historical Society, 22380 Foothill Blvd., Indigenous Flux: Artists Honoring Their Indigenous Roots Through Contemporary Art, through April 12.

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, is having a Spring Concert, The Magic of Movies and Music, on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m., featuring music from many great movies, including “Casablanca,” “Titanic,” “The Mission,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and a medley of James Bond movie hits. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 senior, $12 junior/student. The box office number is 881-6777 or go to www.dmtonline.org.

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward,  presents the third production in the 2014-2015 Bare Bones staged reading series: The How and the Why by Sarah Treem, a sharp, provocative new play about science, family and survival of the fittest on Monday, March 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, open seating. For tickets, call the box office at 881-6777, or email www.dmtonline.org. Mature language and subject matter. Appropriate for ages 16 and up.

The Mind’s Eye Exhibit

The Mind’s Eye, a group art exhibit by Oakland Renaissance Photographers Collective is now on display at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. in downtown San Leandro. The show features the work of: Kamau Amen-Ra, Edward Miller, Tasin Sabir, Tumani Onbiyi, Jim Dennis, Malaika H. Kambon and Asual Kwahuumba. The exhibit will be on display until March 31.

 

 
Tribute to Isadora Duncan Dance Concert at Library PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:18

031215e3In celebration of Women’s History Month, the San Leandro Library will host a dance tribute to Isadora Duncan tonight (Thursday) from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

Duncan (1878-1927) was an American icon who greatly influenced 20th century art and a pioneer in the dance world. Called “the mother of modern dance,” Duncan was an artist and innovator who liberated dance from the confines of the ballet and elevated it to a new art form based on simple, natural movement and the ancient Greek ideal.

Lois Ann Flood has been performing the exquisite dances of Isadora Duncan for over 20 years. Her interpretations are widely recognized for their dynamic, expressive and dramatic qualities.

She is also acknowledged for her sensitive and profound musicality as she creates visual music through movement. Her Duncan dance studies include the great exponents of this generation, including Hortense Kooluris, Julia Levien and Mignon Garland. Flood has performed and taught master classes in New York City, Paris and San Francisco.

For more information, call 577-3971.

CAPTION: Lois Ann Flood will perform a tribute to Isadora Duncan tonight at the San Leandro Main Library.


 
School Band Concerts Start Tonight PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:17

Everyone is invited to the upcoming free concerts by San Leandro students:

• Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the Bancroft Middle School gym – Band Festival East, featuring 5th through 12th grade band students from Jefferson, McKinley, Roosevelt, Washington, Bancroft and San Leandro High.

• Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro High Performing Arts Center, 2250 Bancroft Avenue, Spring String Festival West, featuring 5th through 12th grade string students from Garfield, Madison, Monroe, Wilson, John Muir and San Leandro High.

• Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in the John Muir Middle School gym, Band Festival West, featuring band students from Garfield, Madison, Monroe, Wilson, John Muir and San Leandro High.

• Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro High performing Arts Center – Taste of Jazz Festival, featuring Jazz Band students from Bancroft and San Leandro High.

• Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the San Leandro High gym – Spring String Festival East, featuring 5th through 12th grade string students from Jefferson, McKinley, Roosevelt, Washington, Bancroft and San Leandro High.

• Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro High Performing Arts Center – District Choral Festival, featuring choral students from Garfield, Jefferson, McKinley, Madison, Monroe, Roosevelt, Washington, Wilson and San Leandro High.

 

 
SLHS Student Art Show Explores a Better World PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:16

031215eSan Leandro High School artists present the Season of Service Art Show at the Performing Arts Center lobby on campus. The reception with the artists on Tuesday, March 17, from 3:30 to 5:30 is free and open to the public.

Season of Service is a time when students reflect on issues of the day and how they can better the world through their actions. Audrey Brown’s AP Studio Art Class has taken as inspiration, children’s alphabet books.  Their newly imagined alphabet points a way to a better world.

Mrs.Dove’s class explores African American influences through portraits, and Mrs. Lo’s classes created illustrated quotes.

 

 
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Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:04

031215e2Members of the DC Dance Center in downtown San Leandro recently attended the Dupree Dance Convention and Competition in Burlingame. The dancers, ages 13 to 17 years old, received a special judges award, a platinum rating and first overall. The dancers pictured above are  Mia Apodaka, Maya Fernandez, Vannya Ramos, Emrahl Thomas, Taylor Dudly, Lauryn Hensley, Madison Halliday, Maya Sabagquite, and Ashley Adams.

PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE CABRAL


 
Community Calendar • 03-12-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:01

Family Science Night at John Muir

Family Science Night will be held on Thursday, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at John Muir Middle School, 1444 Williams St. in San Leandro. Learn how DNA and RNA work, how recycling centers process plastics and how carbon dioxide affects our atmosphere and more. For more information, call Heather Green at John Muir Middle School at 618-4400 ext. 3733 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All Schools Picnic Planning Meetings

Meetings are being held to plan the 2015 San Leandro All Schools Picnic to honor and unite all schools and classes of San Leandro Unified School District. The meetings are every other Thursday (March 12 and March 26) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Douglas Electronics, 2777 Alvarado St., in San Leandro.  For more information, contact Jo Anna at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 244-4987.

Soroptimist Crab Feast

Enjoy the Soroptimist Crab Feast on Saturday, March 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Stonebrae Country Club, 23 Stonebrae Country Club Drive in Hayward. Shrimp cocktail hors d’oeuvres, no host cocktails and a complete family-style dinner with dessert for $65 ($30 for children under 12). Salmon is available as an alternative and must be specified with ticket reservations. For reservations, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at Alta Mira

The Alta Mira Club, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro, will have corned beef and cabbage dinner on  Saturday, March 14. The social hour and opportunity drawing starts at 5 p.m. with Irish dancers and a tin penny flute player. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with  salad, Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, and dessert. Tickets are $25. For tickets, call Carol Libbrecht at 305-5393.

San Lorenzo History Classes

Three history classes about San Lorenzo will be held on Thursdays, March 12, 19, and 21 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the San Lorenzo Adult School, 820 Bockman Rd. in San Lorenzo. The classes are taught by Doris Marciel, a third generation San Lorenzan and author of Images of San Lorenzo.
Register for this free class by calling the Adult School office 317-4200.

I.D.E.S. Crab Feed

The I.D.E.S. of Alvarado St. invites you to join its annual Fundraising Crab Feed on Saturday, March 14, at the I.D.E.S. Hall, 790 San Antonio St. in San Leandro. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 7 p.m. with all-you-can-eat crab, appetizers, salad, pasta, garlic bread and desert. For more information, call 635-3580 or 357-2564.

San Leandro Readers Roundtable

The San Leandro Readers Roundtable will meet on Saturday, March 14, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Open for discussion will be, The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin. Set against the rugged beauty of Washington state at the turn of the twentieth century, Amanda Coplin’s debut novel introduces readers to William Talmadge and his lovingly cultivated orchards of apples and apricots.

Hearing Loss Association Meeting

The Hearing Loss Association will meet on Saturday, March 14, at the Oakland Kaiser Hospital, Fabiola Bldg., 3801 Howe St. beginning with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Professor Frederic Theunissen, a neuroscientist doing cutting-edge research at a U.C. Berkeley lab. There will be time for questions. Parking is free on Saturday in the old garage across from Howe Street. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Kay at 886-4717.

St. Felicitas Young At Heart Luncheon

The Young At Heart Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 18, at St. Felicitas Parish, 1662 Manor Blvd. in San Leandro. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch is served at noon. There will be entertainment and door prizes. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the parish office Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purchase tickets before Monday’s luncheon.

Big Teen Read Event

Participate in this year’s Amazing Race: Mexico on Friday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join a team with friends and race against the clock to complete a series of challenges.  Register today at the Children’s Desk in the Main Library or call 577-3960.

Enrollment for Columbia College

Enrollment for the March 2015 session at Columbia College-Coast Guard Island is now open. Session begins on March 23, but students can register through March 25 for online classes and through March 27 for in-seat classes. Classes will be completed in eight weeks. The campus is located at Coast Guard Island, Bldg. 3, in Alameda. For more information, call 437-1280 or visit www.ccis.edu.

Rotary Club of San Leandro Grants

The Rotary Club of San Leandro is now accepting applications for community grants.  The deadline to submit an application is April 1. For more information please read the grant guidelines and application process at sanleandrorotary.org.  The Rotary distributes approximately $15,000 per year with individual grants up to $5,000.

SL Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships

The San Leandro Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary is now accepting applications for its annual health care scholarship program. The deadline to apply is April 3. Students who live in San Leandro or San Lorenzo and have enrolled in healthcare-related studies are eligible to apply. Scholarships will be awarded in June for studies in the fall. Applications are available at the information desk or in the gift ship, in the lobby, at San Leandro Hospital, 13855 East 14th St. Students can also request an application from a career counselor at San Leandro or Arroyo high schools. For more information, call 667-4501 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

20th Annual Taste of San Leandro

Savor culinary fare from San Leandro restaurants and specialty food purveyors and sample the town’s craft beer  and wine from local wineries at the 20th Annual Taste of San Leandro on Thursday, March 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Zero Net Energy Center, 14600 Catalina St. in San Leandro. Tickets are $40 in advance at sanleandrochamber.chambermaster.com/events, $50 at the door, and include all food and drinks served. Proceeds support the Leadership San Leandro program. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call 317-1400.

San Leandro Players

The San Leandro Players will present a new adaptation of Moliere’s play The Imaginary Invalid on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., through March 29, at the San Leandro Museum Auditorium, 320 W. Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. Reset in today’s Silicon Valley, Moliere’s classic comedy of hypochondria, hypocrisy, and the Hippocratic oath has never been timelier or funnier. General admission is $20, $15 for seniors, TBA members, children under 12, and students with ID. For more information or reservations, call 895-2573. You can also order tickets online at www.slplayers.org.

The 800 Mile Wall

The documentary film The 800 Mile Wall will be shown on Friday, March 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. The 800 Mile Wall is the 2006 recipient of Mexico’s National Human Rights Award, directed  by award-winning filmmaker John Carlos Frey. The movie documents the deadly results of the border policy and offers some thoughts and on how the current human rights crisis can be resolved. The film is free and open to the public.

John O’Lague Galleria

82 Years of Art an exhibit of visions, landscapes and characters along the way, featuring the works by artists Doyle Wegner and Gerald Thompson, will be on display at the John O’Lague Galleria at Hayward City Hall through March 27.

Hayward Historical Society

On display at the Hayward Area Historical Society, 22380 Foothill Blvd., Indigenous Flux: Artists Honoring Their Indigenous Roots Through Contemporary Art, through April 12.

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, is having a Spring Concert, The Magic of Movies and Music, on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m., featuring music from many great movies, including “Casablanca,” “Titanic,” “The Mission,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and a medley of James Bond movie hits. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 senior, $12 junior/student. The box office number is 881-6777 or go to www.dmtonline.org.

The Mind’s Eye Exhibit

The Mind’s Eye, a group art exhibit by Oakland Renaissance Photographers Collective is now on display at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. in downtown San Leandro. The show features the work of: Kamau Amen-Ra, Edward Miller, Tasin Sabir, Tumani Onbiyi, Jim Dennis, Malaika H. Kambon and Asual Kwahuumba. The exhibit will be on display until March 31.

 

 
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PHOTO BY JERICHO COOPER

Angelica Simsuangco, Nico Gonzalez and Guillermo Sanchez play a song at the annual teen talent show, “San Leandro’s Got Talent.”

Even with the big storm on Friday, Feb. 6, there was great turnout for the annual “San Leandro’s Got Talent” teen talent show.

The winning entry this year was a musical group called cuties01 with Teo Mok on piano accompanying Grace Pang and Yolanda Torres who sang.

Lawrence Tolentino took second place, singing and playing guitar. And third place went to Project Reign, a group of break dancers.

The judges this year were Liz St. John from 99.7now!; Susan Harlow Schott, a San Leandro entertainer; and last year’s winner Erika Purificacion.

Purificacion and Aaron Morales Navarro both danced in a special guest performance at the end of the show.

The emcees this year were Teen Advisory Group member Zueena Zhong, and Youth Advisory Commission member Emily Lo.

The organizers thank the sponsors: Dr. Ung and Dr. Sexton of San Leandro Smiles, San Leandro Friends of the Library, Carlton Senior Living Facility, The T-Shirt Factory, and Loard’s Ice Cream in the Greenhouse Marketplace.

 

 

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