Spring Art Show Winners On Display at the Library PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:52

041615eWinners of the San Leandro Art Association Spring Show are on display through the month of April at the San Leandro Main Library at 300 Estudillo Avenue.

“Sunnyhaven,” an oil painting by Schatz Robideaux, won the Best of Show award.

Merit Awards went to seven other artists:

Jane Tsushima “We Are Pals” pastel.

Rosemarie Ramos “Seals” watercolor.

Anna May Tandi “Camellias” oil.

Ethel Morgan “Antique Roses” oil.

Pat Raposo “All About Shapes” mixed media.

Barbara Berrner “Purple Iris” watercolor.

Ed Ortman “Spring Above Sunol” oil.

The judge for the show  was  Charles White of Castro Valley.

CAPTION: Schatz Robideaux’s oil painting, “Sunnyhaven,” won the Best of Show at this year’s San Leandro Art Association’s Spring Show.

 
Community Calendar • 04-16-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:49

Pancake Breakfast

A pancake breakfast for the Wounded Warriors Project will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 8 to 11 a.m., at the club house at Mission Bay Mobile Home Community, 15333 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro.  Pancakes, eggs and ham will be served. Cost is $5 per person. All donations will go to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Edible Plant Sale

The Master Gardeners of Alameda are hosting an edible plant sale and spring event on Saturday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sunol Water Temple, 505 Paloma Way, Sunol. Purchase tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, lettuce and other plants and herbs grown by volunteers. Bare root roses will also be available. Proceeds fund projects to educate and benefit county gardeners. Talks about soil, seeds, tomato containers and drought gardening will be presented. Gardening questions answered. Organic farm tours throughout the day. Come early for best selection. For more information, visit acmg.ucanr.edu/plantsale_2015.

Bohannon Middle School Flea Market

The Bohannon Music Boosters will have their annual flea market, on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon,  in the Bohannon Middle School cafeteria, 800 Bockman Road, San Lorenzo.  All money raised goes to the music department to repair and purchase instruments, music and music supplies.

Education Job Fair

The Alameda County Office of Education job fair will be on Wednesday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alameda County Office of Education, 313 West Winton Ave. in  Hayward. Connect with job openings at Alameda County school districts and educational agencies. The fair will also feature a variety of professional development workshops. For more information, visit www.acoe.org.

Dinner And A Movie

Come celebrate 27 years of Bancroft Musical Theater with a pasta dinner and silent auction on Saturday, April 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Bancroft Middle School gym, 1150 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. See a sneak preview of BMT production of Aladdin, and an outdoor showing of the movie Aladdin on a giant screen. Tickets include pasta dinner, silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $10 or $35 for a family. For tickets or more information, email Debbie Fitting at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Washington Elementary Carnival

Washington Elementary School will have a carnival on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 250 Dutton Ave. in San Leandro. The theme this year is “Day of the Child.” There will be a raffle, pay-to-play games, live entertainment, a jumper, lots of food including a bake sale, and plenty of fun.

Big Bunco Madness Game Day

The Hill and Valley Women’s Club are having a Big Bunco Madness Game Day on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hill and Valley Clubhouse, 1808 B St. in Hayward. Lunch is $15 and includes a salad bar luncheon.  Lot of Door Prizes will be given out. Reservation deadline is April 17.

Children’s Day/Book Day Event

The annual El Día de los niños/El Día de los libros (Children’s day/Book day) will be on Saturday April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. El Día is a celebration of children, families, and reading held annually with the goal of connecting children to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries. The lineup includes a bilingual Spanish/English puppet show with the Magical Moonshine Theater at 11:15 a.m. Mariela Herrera will offer an interactive bilingual musical program for all ages at noon. Following the performances, families will be able to enjoy various reading-related crafts and games. A free book will be provided to each family who attends.

Castro Valley’s Big Band Dinner Dance

The 36th Anniversary Big Band Dinner Dance with the Italian Catholic Federation, Branch #343, will be on Saturday, April 25, at Our Lady of Grace Church, Stack Parish Center, 3433 Somerset Ave. No-host cocktails begin at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 7 p.m., dancing will be from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy a fabulous roast chicken dinner which includes wine and dessert along with dancing to “In Full Swing,” Castro Valley’s 17 piece big band and vocalists lead by Milt Bowerman. Reservations required by Saturday,  April 18.  Cost is $35 per person.  For more information, call 537-6657.

San Leandro Hospital Fitness Classes

Ongoing fitness classes are now being held at the San Leandro Hospital Education Center, 13855 East 14th St. in San Leandro. Free Hatha yoga classes every Monday, from 5:45 to  6:45 p.m. suitable for all levels, including beginners with instructor Reagan Wilson. The 12 Week Weight Watchers meetings are every Monday, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free Zumba dance classes every Tuesday, from 5:30 to  6:30 p.m. with instructor KC Fernandez. All levels are welcomed. To register or for more information, call Toni Sicola, Wellness Program Manager, Alameda Health System, at 346-7557 ext. 32034.

T.O.P.S.  Meetings

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-commercial, non-profit weight loss support group that meets on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in the clubhouse at the Mission Bay Mobile Home Park, 15333 Wicks Blvd. in San Leandro to learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning and exercise. Group support and private weigh-ins help members achieve their goals. Dues are $4 a month, the first visit is free. For more information call Judy at 581-5313 or Sandy by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Join the Marines for Coffee

Don’t be just a former Marine, join other Marines, past and present, once a month on the second Saturday (except in November) at 0900 hours at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro, following the tradition of “Once a Marine, Always a Marine,” for coffee, doughnuts and friendship. All are welcome. For more information, call Bobby Ferreira at 460-0636.

San Leandro Neighborhood Association The South San Leandro Neighborhood Association will host its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Senior Center, 13909 East 14th St. The guest speaker will be James Jackson, General Manager of San Leandro Hospital. Mr. Jackson will give updates regarding the hospital.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

A musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter, opens with a preview performance and reception at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, and continues through April 26, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, at 22311 N. Third St., Hayward. For dates, showtimes, special events, discount information and tickets ($10 preview, $29-$32), visit www.dmtonline.org or call 881-6777.

Spring Art Show

The San Leandro Art Association is sponsoring the Spring Art Show through April 30, at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Show will feature judged art works by members. For more information, call 635-5129.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Moreau Catholic High School Theatre Ensemble will present their version of Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, on Friday and Saturday, April 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m., at Moreau Catholic High School, 27170 Mission Blvd. in Hayward. Charles Dickens left the story unfinished, so each night the performers will present a conclusion of the show based on how the audience votes. Recommended for grade 7 and older. To purchase tickets visit www.moreaucatholic.org

Annual Photo Central Spring Exhibition

Eclectic and exhilarating works by students and patrons of PhotoCentral continues through April 25 in the lower level of the HARD office, 1099 E St. in Hayward. Open Monday from 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.photocentral.org/Spring2015.

 

 
DMT Pays Tribute to Hank Williams PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:14

040915eThe Douglas Morrisson Theatre is putting on the musical biography Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Music and Legend of Hank Williams, beginning Thursday, April 16.

The show will run from April 16 to April 26 – Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., with bonus performances on Wednesday April 22 and Saturday April 25 at 2 p.m.

The Douglas Morrison Theatre is located at 22311 N. Third St., Hayward. Tickets are $29, with discounts available for seniors, students, KQED members, and groups of more than 10 people. For more information or to buy tickets, call 881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org.

The show is an exciting recreation of Williams and his band The Drifting Cowboys on stage, following the singer-songwriter’s meteoric rise and fall.

DMT’s production of Hank Williams features Kevin Singer as Hank Williams and an impressive ensemble of Bay Area actors and musicians: Paul Chianese as Shag on pedal steel guitar, Dylan Collins as Jimmy on lead electric guitar, Sarah Coykendall as Audrey, Rebecca Faiola as Mama Lily, Dwight Mahabir as Tee-Tot, Sarah Mitchell as the Waitress, Kyle O’Brien as Leon on fiddle and other instruments, Tom Reardon as Fred “Pap” Rose, and James Touzel as Hoss on upright bass.

CAPTION: The Douglas Morrisson Theatre’s Hank Williams: Lost Highway features Kevin Singer as Hank Williams.


 
An Evening of Blues, Tapas and Fine Wine PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 09 April 2015 14:30

040915e2Building Futures is hosting Jazz It Up, an evening of blues, tapas and fine wine on Thursday, April 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Oakland Zoo Snow Building, 9777 Golf Links Road, in Oakland.

Blues songstress Annie Sampson and her band will play at the fundraiser for Building Futures’ programs and services for women and children. Try your luck in the raffle for a 1-week island condo getaway on Kauai, Hawaii, and bid on silent auction packages.

Purchase tickets online at www.jazzitup2015.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $75 each and raffle tickets are $25. To increase your chances, purchase a 5-pack of raffle tickets for a discounted price of $100. (Winner need not be present to win.)

For more information, contact Lorie Curtis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 357-0205, ext.206.

Founded in 1988, Building Futures is an Alameda County leader in helping individuals and families to rebuild their lives after homelessness and family violence. The agency operates the San Leandro and Midway Shelters, Sister Me Home safe house and Bessie Coleman Court; and provides domestic violence outreach, and intervention and housing assistance services that touch the lives of thousands each year.

CAPTION: Revelers had a good time while contributing to a good cause at last year’s “Jazz it Up” event.

PHOTO BY BILLY HUSTACE


 
Community Calendar • 04-09-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 09 April 2015 14:22

American Legion Flea Market

The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 68 will host a flea market on Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hayward Veterans Bldg., 22737 Main St. For more information, contact Dorothy Castillo email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 581-1074.

Our Lady of Fatima Society

The Our Lady of Fatima Society of San Leandro invites everyone to a Novena on Saturday, April 11, at 6 p.m., at St. Leander Church, 575 West Estudillo Ave., followed by a dance with Fernando Carapinha. Cost is $5. On Sunday, April 12 the 2 p.m. Mass will be followed by a procession after which traditional sopas will be given to all present.  For more information, call Jose Neves at 693-8745 or Anna Connie Monteiro at 895-1651.

Hearing Loss Association

The Hearing Loss Association will meet on Saturday, April 11, at the Oakland Kaiser Hospital, Fabiola Bldg., 3801 Howe St., conference room B26. Refreshments will be offered at 9:30 a.m. with the program starting at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. Margaret Wallhagen, UCSF professor in the school of nursing, who currently serves as Chair of the Board of the National Hearing Loss Association of America (NHLAA). She will discuss the June national conference of HLAA to be held in St. Louis. 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.

First Presbyterian Annual Silent Auction

The First Presbyterian Church of San Leandro, 180 Estudillo Ave., is holding its annual silent/live auction, dessert and entertainment program on Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m. with a boutique of hand-made crafts such as dog biscuits, pot holders, bird feeders, bookmarks, and jewelry boxes. The auctions include gourmet dinners, a wide variety of Hello Kitty items, tickets to movies, live theatre and museums. There is also a great live program of music, singing and some fun skits by adults. Tickets are $5. Funds raised help send high schoolers to minister to less fortunate seniors and youth.

Hayward Eagles Bingo Luncheon

The Hayward Eagles Auxiliary is having its monthly bingo luncheon on Monday, April 13, at noon at the Eagles Hall, 21406 Foothill Blvd. near I-580. The hostess Carla Brooke will be serving meat pasta and vegetable pasta, salad, French bread and dessert. The price is $7, which includes a free bingo card.  There will also be a raffle, 2 tickets for $1. Join them for a delicious lunch and support their charities. For more information, call Jonna Villadsen  at 785-8174.

Holy Family Guild’s Spring Luncheon

The Holy Family Guild’s spring luncheon will be on Wednesday, April 15, at noon at the Transfiguration Parish Hall, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd. in Castro Valley. There will aslo be a raffle and bingo game. Tickets are $15. For tickets, call Jo Green at 889-9140 or Barbara Coelho at  881-5705.

St. Felicitas Young At Heart Luncheon

The Young At Heart Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 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. Salad, meatloaf and mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dessert and coffee will be served. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the parish office Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets must be purchase no later than Monday before the luncheon.

Castro Valley Women’s Club

The Castro Valley Women’s Club meeting will be on Wednesday, April 15, at 1 p.m. at their Clubhouse on 18330 Redwood Rd. in Castro Valley. Following a brief meeting the Club will tour the George Mark’s Children’s House. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call the Clubhouse at 537-2778.

Dance Classes for Cancer Survivors

Dance Therapy and DC Dance Center are offering dance classes to cancer survivors to help them inspire and support each other through recovery and remission. The Dance Therapy’s Survivors series will be held on Thursdays, from April 16 through May 21 at 9:45 a.m., at the DC Dance Center, 1555 Washington Ave, San Leandro. The series is open to all and free for cancer survivors who register through the website at dancetherapy.yolasite.com. Ongoing 1-hour classes are on Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. For more information,  email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call DC Dance Center at 352-2800.

Story Time for Children

The San Leandro Public Library and the San Leandro Police Department will host Call the Cops! Story Time for Children, on Thursday, April 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Manor Branch Library, 1241 Manor Blvd. in San Leandro. Children who attend will also have the opportunity to check out a real police cruiser that will be stationed in the library’s parking lot. No reservations are required, however space is limited. For more information, call Celeste Steward, Senior Librarian at 577-7964 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Alta Mira Bunco Night

Come try your luck at the Alta Mira Bunco Night on Saturday, April 18, at the Alta Mira Club, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro. Hors d’oeuvres at 5 p.m. and bunco starts at 6 p.m. Great prizes and fun. Tickets are $20. For more information, call Naomi Gatzke at 483-9015  or  Martha  O’Brien at 352-1194.

Bohannon Middle School Flea Market

The Bohannon Music Boosters will have their annual flea market, on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon,  in the Bohannon Middle School cafeteria, 800 Bockman Rd., San Lorenzo.  All money raised goes directly to the Music Department to repair and purchase instruments, music and music supplies.

Education Job Fair

The Alameda County Office of Education job fair will be on Wednesday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alameda County Office of Education, 313 West Winton Ave. in  Hayward. Connect with job openings at Alameda County school districts and educational agencies. This will also feature a variety of professional development workshops. For more information, visit www.acoe.org.

Washington Elementary Carnival

Washington Elementary School will have a carnival on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 250 Dutton Ave. in San Leandro. The theme this year is “Day of the Child.” There will be a raffle, pay to play games, live entertainment, a jumper, lots of food including a bake sale, and plenty of fun.

Hayward Historical Society

On display at the Hayward Area Historical Society, 22380 Foothill Blvd., Indigenous Flux: Artists Honoring Their Indigenous Roots Through Contemporary Art, Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throught April 12.

 

Art Demonstration

Plein air painter, Brent Jensen,  will give a demonstration in oil painting on Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Community Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., sponsored by the San Leandro Art Association. Admission is free. For more information, call 483-1321.

Spring Art Show

The San Leandro Art Association is sponsoring the Spring Art Show  from April 1 through April 30, at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., during regular library hours. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Show will feature judged art works by members. For more information, call 635-5129.

 

Dinner and a Play

Ramana Vieira and Her Ensemble will play A Night in Portugal dinner and fado concert on Saturday, April 11, at the Hayward Castro Valley Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The menu includes carne vinha d’alhos (marinated pork), arroz brasileiro, kale and dessert. For tickets, call 537-0830 after 3 p.m.

 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Moreau Catholic High School Theatre Ensemble will present their version of Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood on Fridays and Saturdays, April 17, 18, 24 and 25, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at Moreau Catholic High School, 27170 Mission Blvd., in Hayward. Charles Dickens left the story unfinished, so each night the performers will present a conclusion of the show based on how the audience votes. Recommended for grade 7 and older. To purchase tickets, visit www.moreaucatholic.org.

 

The Children’s Book Illustrator Show

The 26th Annual Children’s Book Illustrator Show and Exhibition continues through April 11, Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  at the Sun Gallery, 1015 E St. in Hayward.

 

Annual Photo Central Spring Exhibition

This eclectic and exhilarating exhibit of works by students and patrons of PhotoCentral continues through Saturday, April 25, in the lower level of the HARD office, 1099 E St., in downtown Hayward. The exhibit is open Monday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.photocentral.org/Spring2015.

 




 
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Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:46

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San Lorenzo Unified School District celebrated its 67th Annual Music Festival on March 18, at Chabot College in the Performing Arts Center. During March, thousands of schools across the country  celebrate “Music in Our Schools Month,” as a reminder that music is vital in each child’s education and development. District music teachers selected and prepared 300 students from all levels to perform music pieces for high school choir, middle school band, elementary recorder ensemble and primary choir.


 
Hank Williams Tribute to Come to the Stage at Douglas Morrisson PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:42

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is putting on the musical biography Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Music and Legend of Hank Williams, beginning Thursday, April 16.

The show will run from April 16 to April 26 – Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., with bonus performances on Wednesday April 22 and Saturday April 25 at 2 p.m.

The Douglas Morrison Theatre is located at 22311 N. Third St., Hayward. Tickets are $29, with discounts available for seniors, students, KQED members, and groups of more than 10 people. For more information or to buy tickets, call 881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org.

Recreation of William’s Band

The show is an exciting recreation of Williams and his band The Drifting Cowboys on stage, following the singer-songwriter’s meteoric rise and fall.

DMT’s production of Hank Williams features Kevin Singer as Hank Williams and an impressive ensemble of Bay Area actors and musicians: Paul Chianese as Shag on pedal steel guitar, Dylan Collins as Jimmy on lead electric guitar, Sarah Coykendall as Audrey, Rebecca Faiola as Mama Lily, Dwight Mahabir as Tee-Tot, Sarah Mitchell as the Waitress, Kyle O’Brien as Leon on fiddle and other instruments, Tom Reardon as Fred “Pap” Rose, and James Touzel as Hoss on upright bass.

A heartfelt musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter, Hank Williams, Lost Highway transports audiences from the hills of rural southern Alabama to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, following Williams’ spectacularly swift rise from humble honky-tonk beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his Nashville triumphs to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine. During the course of the evening, Hank and The Drifting Cowboys treat us to such unforgettable songs as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Move It on Over” and “Hey, Good Lookin’” – songs which take on new and meaningful resonance in the context of Hank Williams’ short and troubled life.

Frequently mentioned alongside Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Elvis and Bob Dylan, Hank Williams is undoubtedly one of the great innovators of American popular “roots” music.

 

 
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Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:45

The City of San Leandro and the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program will shred documents and accept hazardous waste for recycling on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Service Center,14200 Chapman Road in San Leandro.

Make sure paper documents to be shredded are free of binder clips, plastic report covers, and binders. But small paperclips and staples are all right.

Envelopes and manila file folders also will be accepted. Service will be on a first come, first served basis, and limited to the capacity of two commercial-sized shredding trucks. The limit is four record boxes (12”x10”x15”), or equivalent. All documents will be securely shredded onsite, in your view, and recycled.

This program also provides collection and disposal for e-waste and residential household hazardous waste such as paint, cleaners, pesticides, batteries, fluorescent lights, automotive fluids, and medications. You can also bring electronic media, such as floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, audio and video tapes, CD cases and toner cartridges for recycling. Such techno-trash should be kept separate from household hazardous waste materials and documents that are to be shredded.

 

 
Evening of Wine and Blues for Building Futures PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:44

Building Futures is hosting “Jazz It Up,” an evening of blues, tapas and fine wine on Thursday, April 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Oakland Zoo Snow Building, 9777 Golf Links Road in Oakland.

Blues songstress Annie Sampson and her band will play at the fundraiser for Building Futures’ programs and services for women and children. Try your luck in the raffle for 1-week island condo getaway on Kauai, Hawaii, and bid on silent auction packages.

Purchase tickets online at www.jazzitup!2015.eventbrite.com.

Tickets are $75 each and raffle tickets are $25. To increase your chances, purchase a 5-pack of raffle tickets for a discounted price of $100. (Winner need not be present to win.)

For more information, contact Lorie Curtis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 357-0205, ext.206.

 

 
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Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:38

1960 Movie The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven, the high-grossing film of 1960, will be shown at three different locations as a part of the San Leandro Public Library’s 2015 Big Read.  The film can be seen Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.; on Saturday, April 4, at 11:15 a.m. and at 2 p.m. at the San Leandro Museum, 320 West Estudillo Ave.; and on Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m. in the Manor Branch Library, 1241 Manor Blvd. 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.

Washington Manor Easter Egg Hunt

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. 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. Bring 3 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.

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.

Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Support Group will have its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 6 at the San Leandro Surgery Center, 15035 East 14 St., at 5 p.m. The first half of the session will be a demonstration of  “Heart Math,” staying in touch with your heart. The second half of the session will be a discussion led by those who participated in the recent Taking Control of Your Diabetes Day in Santa Clara.

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.

American Legion Flea Market

The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 68 will host a flea market on Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hayward Veterans Bldg., 22737 Main St. For more information, contact Dorothy Castillo email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 581-1074.

Our Lady of Fatima Society

The Our Lady of Fatima Society of San Leandro invites everyone to a Novena on Saturday, April 11 at 6 p.m., at St. Leander Church, 575 West Estudillo Ave., followed by a dance with Fernando Carapinha. Cost is $5. On Sunday, April 12 the 2 p.m. Mass will be followed by a procession after which traditional sopas will be given to all present.  For more information, call Jose Neves at 693-8745 or Anna Connie Monteiro at 895-1651.

Sons In Retirement Meetings

SIRs, an organization of retired men, meets on the second Wednesday of each month at Francesco’s Restaurant, 8520 Pardee Dr. at Hegenberger Rd. in Oakland. Happy hour is at 11 a.m., lunch is served at noon. Great guest speakers. Guests are welcome. Come and make new friends. For more information, call Al, 895-9900.

St. Felicitas Young At Heart Luncheon

The Young At Heart Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 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. Salad, meatloaf and mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dessert and coffee will be served. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the parish office Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets must be purchase no later than Monday before the luncheon.

Dance Classes for Cancer Survivors

Dance Therapy and DC Dance Center are offering dance classes to cancer survivors to help them inspire and support each other through recovery and remission. The Dance Therapy’s Survivors series will be held on Thursdays, from April 16 through May 21 at 9:45 a.m., at the DC Dance Center, 1555 Washington Ave, San Leandro. The series is open to all and free for cancer survivors who register through the website at dancetherapy.yolasite.com. Ongoing 1-hour classes are on Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. For more information,  email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call DC Dance Center at 352-2800.

Holy Family Guild’s Spring Luncheon

The Holy Family Guild’s spring luncheon will be on Wednesday, April 15, at noon at the Transfiguration Parish Hall, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd. in Castro Valley. There will aslo be a raffle and bingo game. Tickets are $15. For tickets, call Jo Green at 889-9140 or Barbara Coelho at  881-5705.

Bohannon Middle School Flea Market

The Bohannon Music Boosters will be holding their annual flea market, on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon,  in the Bohannon Middle School cafeteria, 800 Bockman Rd., San Lorenzo.  All money raised goes directly to the Music Department to repair and purchase instruments, music and music supplies.

Hayward Historical Society

On display at the Hayward Area Historical Society, 22380 Foothill Blvd., Indigenous Flux: Artists Honoring Their Indigenous Roots Through Contemporary Art, Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throught April 12.

Art Demonstration

Brent Jensen, plein air painter will give a demonstration in oil painting on Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Community Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Sponsored by the San Leandro Art Association. Free Admission. For more information, call 483-1321.

Spring Art Show

The San Leandro Art Association is sponsoring the Spring Art Show  from April 1 through April 30, at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., during regular library hours. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Show will feature judged art works by members. For more information, call 635-5129.

Dinner and a Play

Ramana Vieira and Her Ensemble will play A Night in Portugal dinner and fado concert on Saturday, April 11, at the Hayward Castro Valley Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The menu includes carne vinha d’alhos (marinated pork), arroz brasileiro, kale and dessert. For tickets, call 537-0830 after 3 p.m.

The Children’s Book Illustrator Show

The 26th Annual Children’s Book Illustrator Show and Exhibition continues through April 11, Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  at the Sun Gallery, 1015 E St. in Hayward.

Annual Photo Central Spring Exhibition

An eclectic and exhilarating works by students and patrons of PhotoCentral, continues through April 25 in the lower level of the HARD office, 1099 E St. in Hayward. Open Monday from 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.photocentral.org/Spring2015.

 

 
Steve and Jackie to Celebrate 70th Anniversary PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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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.

 

 

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