Downtown Dinner and a Movie PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:39

The San Leandro Downtown Association and Downtown San Leandro Community Benefit District  will begin “Downtown Dinner and a Movie” on Saturdays, beginning on Aug. 23, with Field of Dreams.

The outdoor movies will be free and take place at the City parking lot, 1366 East 14th St., in San Leandro.

Ample parking is available across the street at both the Downtown Parking Garage and Washington Plaza.

The movie for Saturday, Sept. 27, will be Ghostbusters (PG), and on October 25, How To Train Your Dragon II (PG). (Note: movies may be subject to change.)

Movies begin at dusk; pre-movie entertainment and raffles start at 7:30 p.m. Come early and have dinner at a participating downtown restaurant, and pick up a raffle ticket and bring it to the movie. See a map of downtown restaurants at www.sanleandrodowntownassociation.org or www.downtownsanleandro.com. Don’t forget to bring your own blankets and chairs.

 

 
Retired Teachers Luncheons PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:38

The Southern Alameda County Division 59 of the California Retired Teachers Association will invite twenty-one 2014 retired teachers from the Castro Valley Unified School District, four from the San Leandro Unified School District and seven from the San Lorenzo Unified School District as their guests to the September 2, Italian Buffet Luncheon at the Masonic Center, 1074 “B” St., in Hayward.

The program will be held at 1 p.m. and will feature Hayward High School Art Teacher and Muralist Andy Kong Knight.

An additional forty-two 2014 Hayward Unified School District retirees will also be invited to attend the November 4, Thanksgiving Buffet Luncheon.

Congratulations to all the 2014 Retirees.

 

 
Heritage Society Garage Sale PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:37

The San Lorenzo Heritage Society will have a garage sale on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on 17273 Via Melina in San Lorenzo. Historical collectables, plants, sports equipment and kitchen gadgets are just some of the items for sale. For more information, call Betty Moore at 278-2094.


 
SL Museum to Show Film Classic 'King Kong' PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:35

The film classic King Kong with Fay Wray and Bruce Cabot will be shown for free at the San Leandro History Museum, 320 W. Estudillo Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 6, with two showings, first at 11:15 a.m. and then at 2 p.m. The movie is being shown to celebrate National Sky Scraper Month.

 

 
Community Calendar • 08-21-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:33

Sam Pelicas Memorial Golf Tournament

The Luso-American Education Foundation (LAEF) will host the Sam Pelicas Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Willow Park Golf Course, 17007 Redwood Rd., Castro Valley. Entry fee per golfer is $110, which includes green fees, golf cart, goodie bag and dinner. To register, call Miss Sara Rodrigues at (925)828-3883 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . LAEF is a nonprofit organization that provides academic scholarship to eligible students attending colleges, universities and vocational schools.

Annual Garage Sale

The Annual Garage Sale presented by the GFWC/CFWC Bay Area Woman’s Club will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cumberland Ave. in San Leandro. Gently used apparel (Old Navy to upscale BCBG Maxx A), accessories (Old Navy to Prada), shoes (Aerosoles to Clarke’s) and other treasures will be available for purchase. Career suits (Kasper’s, etc.) will also be available. Proceeds will be divided among three charities: Muscular Dystrophy, Operation Smile and a Children’s Advocacy Program.

All-Class Reunion/Bond Measure Update

The San Leandro High and Pacific High All-Class Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 23, will feature campus tours, entertainment, a barbecue and a rivalry football game between former Pirates and Pacific High Vikings. The reunion will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SLHS, 2200 Bancroft Ave. Tours will be given of the Performing Arts Center, the Fred Korematsu 9th Grade Campus, and the remodeled tech shops, fields and pool to show the improvements made by Measure M and Measure B.  To R.S.V.P., call 244-4987 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

George Mark Children’s House Benefit

The Buon Tempo Club will host a benefit dinner for the George Mark Children’s House on Sunday, August 24, at the Transfiguration Church, 4000 East Castro Valley Blvd., in Castro Valley from 5 to 7 p.m. An all-you-can-eat linguini and meatballs dinner for $15 per person including salad and bread. All profits will go to the George Mark Children’s House, a unique facility in San Leandro for terminally ill children. For more information, call Rich Gorham at 483-3779.

Make it • Write it • Share It

An information session about The People’s Library will be held in the upstairs History Room at the San Leando Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The process for writing your memoir, making your book and schedules for the project activities will be discussed. You may sign up that evening or sign up at the information desk until the class is filled. The first workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. RSVP to 577-3991 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the August 28 information session.

Art Association's Fall Show

The San Leandro Art Association is having its “Fall Show,” running from Sept. 1 through Sept. 28, at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., with paintings and photography. Library hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Satruday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Art Association will also have its “All Seasons” show at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St., from Sept. 4 through Dec. 11, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both shows consist of  the artwork done by the members of the San Leandro Art Association.

Native Hawaiian Traditions On Display

“A Voyage to Health,” an exhibit about the revival of native Hawaiian traditions of voyaging and navigation arts, is on display at the Health Sciences Library at Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center, 2500 Merced, San Leandro, through Aug. 30. The exhibit was developed by the National Library of Medicine to showcase voyaging as a model for other efforts to improve the health of Native Hawaiians through the revitalization of cultural traditions.

Children’s Choir Sessions

The Bethel Community will sponsor a Community Children’s Choir at Bethel beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3, at $25 a Session.  Sibling discounts and scholarships are available. The first session begins Sept. 3 and ends Dec.17.  Children will learn songs from different cultures, languages, and faiths. Sessions begins from 2 to 2:15 p.m. and pick up time is from 5 to 5:30 p.m.  Children will be divided into groups. While one group learns songs the other group will receive homework help.   For applications or more information, go to www.bethelcommunitypcusa.org or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Limited spaces available.

Reader’s Roundtable

The San Leandro Library Readers Roundtable book club will meet at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. to discuss The Poisoner’s Handbook, by Deborah Blum. Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller. A fascinating jazz age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder.

Primary Care Clinic Opening

The Davis Street Family Resource Center, 3081 Teagarden St. in San Leandro, has opened a Primary Care Clinic offering primary care, dental, pediatrics, geriatrics and behavior healthcare needs. The clinic  accepst Medi-CAL, third-party insurance, self pay and a sliding scale fee based payments with proof of  income required at registration. The clinic is open five days a week at 8:30 am. For more information, call 347-4620, or visit atwww.davisstreet.org. Hablamos Español.

SLHS Class of 1969 Reunion

San Leandro High School class of 1969 is having its 45th year reunion at the Marriott Hotel in Walnut Creek on Sept. 13. For more information, go to sanleandro69.com.

San Leandro High School Reunion

The San Leandro High School classes of 1954 and 1955 are having a reunion on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Willow Park in Castro Valley. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Breakfast Supporting Local Veterans

The American Legion Post 117, will be offering breakfast every 4th Sunday from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.,  at 1105 Bancroft  Ave., in San Leandro. The menu will be eggs-to-order, bacon/sausage, hash browns or pancakes, toast and coffee. The cost for breakfast is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors or veterans and $4 for children under 12.

 

 
Celebrate Summer at Hayward’s Downtown Street Party PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:19

081414eFive Bands will perform in downtown Hayward tonight (Thursday, Aug. 21) when the third in the street party series featuring Third Sol, Patron, Stompy Jones, The Royal Deuces and Hayward High’s marching band plays in five locations.

The party starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes to 8:30 p.m. on B Street between Foothill Boulevard and City Hall Plaza. The music and downtown parking are free.

There is also the traditional classic car show, lots of vendors, and this month they’re adding an extra block of attractions and rides for the kids.

CAPTION: Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces will play again at this month’s Hayward summer street party on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 21.

PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES

 
Hayward Animal Shelter Pet Adoption on Saturday PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:22

081414e2The Hayward Animal Shelter, 16 Barnes Court in Hayward, is having its annual Hot “Paw”gust Nights Pet Adoption on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers.

Cats, kittens dogs, bunnies and a Guinea pig are ready for a new home.

Adoptions are $20, which includes a microchip, spay or neuter, and shots. Hayward residents have an addition license fee of $17.

For more information, see the shelter’s web site at www.haywardanimals.org .

CAPTION: Tigger is one of the pets at the Hayward Animal Shelter.


 
Community Calendar • 08-14-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:18

Hayward Zucchini Festival

The 32nd Annual Hayward Zucchini Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Kennedy Park in Hayward with food, music, arts & crafts and a kids’ zone. The entertainment for Saturday will be Into the Pacific, Blue Hand Band, The Mirror Effect, Michael Jackson Tribute, Patron, and Rick Stevens and Love Power. On Sunday, see Donovan Plant, Flock of Seagirls, The Kaye Bohler Band, Elvis impersonator, Manzo Rally, Frankie Moreno, and Wendy Dewitt.

Annual Flea Market/Rummage Sale

The Annual Flea Market and Rummage Sale at the First United Methodist Church,1600 Bancroft Avenue in San Leandro, will be on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Salads Galore Luncheon

The Alta Mira Club, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro, presents “Around the World Salads Galore” salad luncheon on Monday, Aug. 18, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. All proceeds benefit scholarships. The club will travel the world by bringing artifacts from different countries. Bring your souvenirs to showcase. For reservations, call 483-1018 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sam Pelicas Memorial Golf Tournament

The Luso-American Education Foundation (LAEF) will host the Sam Pelicas Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Willow Park Golf Course, 17007 Redwood Rd., Castro Valley. Entry fee per golfer is $110, which includes green fees, golf cart, goodie bag and dinner. To register, call Miss Sara Rodrigues at (925)828-3883 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . LAEF is a nonprofit organization that provides academic scholarship to eligible students attending colleges, universities and vocational schools.

Annual Garage Sale

The Annual Garage Sale presented by the GFWC/CFWC Bay Area Woman’s Club will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cumberland Ave. in San Leandro. Gently used apparel (Old Navy to upscale BCBG Maxx A), accessories (Old Navy to Prada), shoes (Aerosoles to Clarke’s) and other treasures will be available for purchase. Career suits (Kasper’s, etc.) will also be available. Proceeds will be divided among three charities: Muscular Dystrophy, Operation Smile and a Children’s Advocacy Program.

All-Class Reunion/Bond Measure Update

The San Leandro High and Pacific High All-Class Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 23, will feature campus tours, entertainment, a barbecue and a rivalry football game between former Pirates and Pacific High Vikings. The reunion will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SLHS, 2200 Bancroft Ave. Tours will be given of the Performing Arts Center, the Fred Korematsu 9th Grade Campus, and the remodeled tech shops, fields and pool to show the improvements made by Measure M and Measure B.  To R.S.V.P., call 244-4987 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

George Mark Children’s House Benefit

The Buon Tempo Club will host a benefit dinner for the George Mark Children’s House on Sunday, August 24, at the Transfiguration Church, 4000 East Castro Valley Blvd., in Castro Valley from 5 to 7 p.m. An all-you-can-eat linguini and meatballs dinner for $15 per person including salad and bread. All profits will go to the George Mark Children’s House, a unique facility in San Leandro for terminally ill children. For more information, call Rich Gorham at 483-3779.

Native Hawaiian Traditions On Display

“A Voyage to Health,” an exhibit about the revival of native Hawaiian traditions of voyaging and navigation arts, is on display at the Health Sciences Library at Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center, 2500 Merced, San Leandro, through Aug. 30. The exhibit was developed by the National Library of Medicine to showcase voyaging as a model for other efforts to improve the health of Native Hawaiians through the revitalization of cultural traditions.

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 .

Primary Care Clinic Opening

The Davis Street Family Resource Center, 3081 Teagarden St. in San Leandro, has opened a Primary Care Clinic offering primary care, dental, pediatrics, geriatrics and behavior healthcare needs. The clinic  accepst Medi-CAL, third-party insurance, self pay and a sliding scale fee based payments with proof of  income required at registration. The clinic is open five days a week at 8:30 am. For more information, call 347-4620, or visit atwww.davisstreet.org. Hablamos Español.

SLHS Class of 1969 Reunion

San Leandro High School class of 1969 is having its 45th year reunion at the Marriott Hotel in Walnut Creek on Sept. 13. For more information, go to sanleandro69.com.

San Leandro High School Reunion

The San Leandro High School classes of 1954 and 1955 are having a reunion on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Willow Park in Castro Valley. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Bayfair Toastmasters

Bayfair Toastmasters are seeking people to help them build up their membership. Guests may attend three meetings Free. Learn how to interview with a prospective employer or present a retirement speech. Meetings are at the Bayfair Center, behind Macy’s Department store, 15555 E 14th Street, in San Leandro, every Wednesday from noon to 1:15. For directions, call Noreen at 538-6025.

San Leandro Toastmasters

The San Leandro Toastmasters meet every Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Toastmasters, a leader in communication and leadership development, is a learn-by-doing workshop where members hone their speaking skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.

 

 
AbbaFab Coming to Center for the Arts PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2014 13:58

080714eThe Swedish pop group Abba tribute band AbbaFab and its multi-media production will be on stage at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts Saturday, August 16, at 7:30 p.m. Revisit this pop sensation of the ’70s and ’80s and recapture the fun of the worldwide hit musical and film “Mama Mia” with lead singers Anne Davies, Chelsea Faulds, Scotty Pearson and Nick Davies, who have traveled the world with their band celebrating the sensational sounds of ABBA. This is a concert for all ages. Tickets are from $17 to $30 and can be purchased at Center Box Office, 19501 Redwood Road Thursdays and Fridays 3-5 p.m. or call 889-8961.

 
Disappearing Spoon Author To Speak at the Main Library PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2014 13:57

Sam Kean, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, will speak on Wednesday Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

Kean will talk about the incredible stories of science featured in his book, and explain science in an approachable way.

Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a child, and presently works as a writer in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, and Science Magazine, and has been featured on NPR’s “Radiolab” and “All Things Considered.”

 

 
Come Watch SLPD Police Dogs Compete PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2014 13:56

Join the San Leandro and Alameda police dogs and their trainers for the second annual K-9 competition at Burrell Field this Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The public is invited to watch the event, which will feature approximately 30 dog and trainer teams from all over the Bay Area and beyond, including a military  police dog team.

The canine cops will compete in several disciplines including agility, obedience, and scenario testing – where they will be tested on handler protection and suspect apprehension.

The event gives the public a chance to observe the bond between the dog and the officer who handles the animal and see how the dogs are trained and how they can respond to different commands, police say.

Burrell Field is located at 2451 Teagarden Street.

 

 
Discover the History of the Anza Trail PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2014 13:54

“Everyone mount up!” was the rousing call from Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1775-76, Anza led more than 240 men, women and children on an epic journey from northern Mexico (then New Spain) to establish a settlement at San Francisco Bay.

Spanish soldiers and priests had been in California since 1769, but the presence of settled families and an established overland route from Mexico helped secure the Spanish colony from English or Russian takeover.

Luís Maria Peralta and his wife and children were on that expedition. His sons later settled in the East Bay, and his granddaughters and great-granddaughter built and lived in the Casa Peralta in San Leandro.

The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail commemorates their journey, connecting history, culture, and recreation throughout Arizona and California. Have you seen the sign on I-580 that marks a segment of the trail?

Find out more about the Juan Bautista de Anza Historic Trail at the next San Leandro Historical Society event on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Little Brown Church, behind Casa Peralta at 384 West Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, at 2 p.m.

Speaker Hale Sargent, Interpretive Specialist from the National Park Service, is presenting slides and a talk about the Anza Trail and the incredible journey of these West Coast pioneers.

Nonmembers are welcome to this free presentation and reservations are not necessary.

For more information, go to www.sanleandrohistory.org, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 969-0975 and leave a message for a call back.

 

 

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