Happy Anniversary Noel and Theresa PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2015 14:52

082715e3Noel and Theresa Wesley went to grammar school together in Emeryville and later became high school sweethearts.

Today is the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary. On Aug. 27, 1955 they got married in Reno when Theresa was 17 and Noel was 20.

Noel and Theresa moved to Washington Manor in 1957 and raised three boys who graduated from Marina High School. After living in San Leandro for 37 years, the couple moved to Nevada.

Their children gave them a surprise anniversary party at Johney’s Restaurant in Reno, attended by family and close friends.

Noel and Theresa enjoy spending time with their three children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

CAPTION: Theresa and Noel Wesley walked down the aisle on their wedding day 60 years ago.

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Teens Took Over This Past Summer PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2015 14:49

082715eSummer is wrapping up, but San Leandro teens still have a few more fun days ahead of them.

Over the summer, the city hosted special pop-up events for teens called the “Teen Takeover”  and they were a huge success, according to Jessica Bustos of the city’s recreation department.

“It’s been really popular, we’ve had up to 90 kids at a party,” said Bustos.

The  teens took over different city and school facilities each week, including swimming at Farrelly Pool, karaoke at the Bal Theatre and a glow-in-the-dark dance party.

Activities are all free and geared to teens age 13 to 17.

The recreation department hopes to continue the “Teen Takeover” again next summer.

CAPTION: San Leandro teens had fun at a glow-in-the-dark dance party, part of the “Teen Takeover” events this summer.


 
Meet Vera Stark this Weekend at the DMT PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2015 14:46

082715e2By the Way, Meet Vera Stark opens this weekend and runs through Sept. 30 at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward.

Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Lynn Nottage riffs off 1930s screwball comedy films and skewers racial stereotyping in Hollywood. It’s 1933 and Vera, a budding African-American actress, is working as a maid for a white Hollywood starlet, and then they’re both cast in the same Southern epic.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with a preview on Thursday, Aug. 27 and another Thursday show on Sept. 17, both at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $29, $10 for the preview, $32 on opening night. Discounts available for H.A.R.D. residents, seniors, students, TBA, KQED members, and groups 10 or more. The box office number is 881-6777 or go to www.dmtonline.org.

CAPTION: Jia Taylor as Anna Mae and Kelly Strickland as Vera Stark appear in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre tonight through Sept. 30

PHOTO BY TERRY SULLIVAN


 
Community Calendar • 08-27-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2015 14:42

SL Art Association Paintings on Display

San Leandro Art Association members’ paintings are on display through August at the San Leandro Community Senior Center, 13909 East 14th St. For more information, call 577-3462 or 635-5129.

Meeting for Candidate Bernie Sanders

A group of San Leandrans for Bernie Sanders will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Zocalo’s Coffeehouse, 645 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. Meet local Bernie Sanders supporters and learn more about the Vermont senator and his campaign for president 2016. Music by Occupella. For more information, call 510-351-1251 or go to sanleandroforbernie.org.

Rock Concert Tribute at BAL Theatre

The BAL Theatre will be rocking out on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m. at the Historic BAL Theatre, 14808 E. 14th St. in San Leandro. Curtain Call Performing Arts will present three rock bands, Hot for Teachers, a tribute to Van Halen, Liquid Sky, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix and Back n Black, a tribute to AC/DC.  Admission for adults is $20 plus $3.25 ticketing fee. For tickets and more information visit www.baltheatre.com or call 614-1224.

Fracking Documentary at CV Library

Two short documentaries on fracking for oil in California will be shown in the Community Room of the Castro Valley Library on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 1:30 p.m. followed by a discussion of problems caused by these operations and what people can do about them. Joy Atkinson, one of the ministers discussing the moral aspects of fracking in Faith Against Fracking, and Jessica Wohlander, the producer of the film, will be present, as will representatives from Californians Against Fracking and Alameda County Against Fracking. The other brief film, Backyard, features interviews with people who live near fracking operations in four states, talking about how fracking has impacted their lives and properties, their pets and livestock, and their health. For more information, contact Frank Burton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 276-1631.

East Hills 4-H Club Open House

The East Hills 4-H Club, the only home schooling 4-H club in Alameda County, will hold an open house for new members on Monday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. at the Creekside Community Church, 951 MacArthur Blvd. in San Leandro. Membership is open to girls and boys from 5 to 18 years old. Learn about the exciting projects and activities offered and how 4-H complements homeschooling. For more information, call Tanya Daly at 593-9336.

Caregiver Support Group

Being a caregiver is a difficult role. It is not unusual to feel alone, unappreciated and sometimes lost while caring for an elderly loved one. Please join Geriatric Care Managers from Sutter Care at Home and peers to exchange ideas, share resources, have a laugh and vent to those who understand what you are going through. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the San Leandro Community Senior  Center, 13909 East 14th St., from 9 to 10 a.m. A one-on-one consultation can be arranged after the meeting. For more information, call 577-3462.

SL Parkinson’s Support Group

The San Leandro Parkinson’s Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. at the San Lorenzo Community Church, 945 Paseo Grande. There will be time for open discussion after the meeting. For more information, call Lona White at 276-3119.

SL High 1960 Class Reunion

San Leandro High School Class of June 1960 will hold its 55th reunion at the Faz Restaurant at the Pleasanton Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 12. For more information, call Sandra Mason Paiva at 925-743-9356.

7th Annual Bocce Contest

Entries (prepaid only) are now being accepted for Buon Tempo Club’s 7th Annual Bocce Fun Festa and Fall Salami Shoot, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, at Adobe Park, 20395 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley. The contest is limited to 12 teams with an entry fee of $40 per four-person mixed team. All skills are welcome. Prizes are: big salamis for the first team, medium size salamis for the second team and smaller versions for the third team prize. The entry deadline is Saturday, Sept. 5. For entry forms or more information, contact Ken Martin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 727-9296.

San Leandro Readers Roundtable

The San Leandro Readers Roundtable will meet on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. at the San Leandro Main library, 300 Estudillo Ave. The book up for discussion is author Luke Barr’s Provence, 1970, about how in the winter of that year, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery.

Hearing Loss Association Meeting

The Hearing Loss Association meeting will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments, the meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Fabiola Bldg., 3801 Howe St., lower level, conference room B26 in Oakland. Free parking is available across the 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.

Magic Show at St. John’s  Church

St. John’s Catholic Church presents a fantastic magic show featuring “Magician of the Year”, Dan Chan on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 4:30 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church Hall, 264 East Lewelling Blvd. in San Lorenzo. Premier reserved seating is $30 which includes a wine and cheese reception with “close-up” magic. Regular unreserved seating is $20, bleacher seating is $10. Doors open at 4 p.m. For more information, call Louie or Mary Barranco at 278-5315 or
e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Classes on Anger Management

Anger management classes will be held at the Grace Baptist Church, 16105 Mateo St. in San Leandro, on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., starting on Sept. 14 and running for 26 weeks. The cost is based on a sliding scale. To reserve a spot, call 636-4111.

CV High Class of 1974 & 1975 Reunion

Castro Valley high school classes of 1974 and 1975 will have their reunions on Saturday, Sept. 26,  from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in the Tralee Room, 6680 Regional St. in Dublin. Registration is $100 per guest. For more information, call 258-2002.

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark opens on Thursday, Aug. 27, and runs through Sept. 30 at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward. Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Lynn Nottage riffs off 1930s screwball comedy films and skewers racial stereotyping in Hollywood. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with a preview on Thursday, Aug. 27 and another Thursday show on Sept. 17, both at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29, $10 for the preview, $32 on opening night. Discounts available for H.A.R.D. residents, seniors, students, TBA, KQED members, and groups 10 or more. To purchase tickets call the box office at 881-6777 or go to www.dmtonline.org.

Woodminster Amphitheater

AIDA,  opens on Sept. 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and September 6, 10, 13 at 7 p.m.  with a preview on Sept. 3, 8 p.m. at the Woodminster Amphitheater in  Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland. Winner of four 2000 TONY Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal.For tickets ($28-$59) visit www.woodminster.com or call 531-9597.

 

 
Author to Talk On War Letters at Main Library PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 21:40

The San Leandro Public Library Veterans Resource Center is proud to partner with Cal Humanities, the California State Library, and Exhibit Envoy to present War Comes Home: The Legacy, an exhibition of extraordinary wartime correspondences provided by the Center for American War Letters.

A free kickoff event of the exhibit will be on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. A series of films and book discussions will be held through Oct. 11.

The keynote address will be given at 2 p.m. by the exhibit’s co-curator, Andrew Carroll, who is the founder and director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University. Carroll curated the exhibit with Professor John Benitz, chair of Chapman’s theatre department.

Carroll is the editor of several New York Times bestsellers, including Behind the Lines and War Letters, which inspired the critically acclaimed PBS documentary of the same name.  Carroll will talk about his efforts over the past 17 years to seek out and preserve America’s wartime correspondences as a way of honoring and remembering our nation’s veterans, active-duty troops, and their loved ones.

Since 1998, Americans have shared with Carroll an estimated 100,000 previously unpublished war letters (and now emails) written during every conflict in U.S. history, from the Revolution through Iraq and Afghanistan. Carroll will also bring some of the most historic letters from his archives to show audience members, with a special emphasis on World War II, since this coming August 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.

Those who attend the kickoff event on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. are invited to share with Carroll any wartime letters they might have, so if you have letters to share, please bring them with you.

(Originals and photocopies are both accepted.)  These letters will become part of the Center for American War Letters’ archive and preserved for posterity.  For more information about the Center, please visit its website: www.WarLetters.us.

“I am so pleased our community has the opportunity to see an exhibit like this,” said Mayor Cutter. “It is an opportunity to learn not only the history of war but more about the human side of the battles and how they can affect not only the soldiers but their families and friends as well.

The exhibit will help show the personal side of the men and women who we trust with protecting our nation.”

 

 
Community Calendar • 08-20-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 21:35

A Tribute to Prince at the BAL Theatre

The 10-piece band The Purple Ones, will pay tribute to Prince and Sting on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. at the historic BAL Theatre in San Leandro. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children plus a $2.75 ticketing fee. For more information and tickets, visit www.baltheatre.com or call 614-1224.

First Southern Baptist Church Event

The First Southern Baptist Church of San Lorenzo will host a fun one-day event for everyone on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15503 Usher St. in San Lorenzo. The day will be filled with fun, exciting games, food challenges, tribal council, crafts, singing, learning and lunch. Visit the church’s website at www.fsbcsl.org for more information and to register, or call 276-3688 to reserve your spot.

Military Retirement Seminar

A retirement seminar for military personnel will be at the Coast Guard Island in Alameda on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 7:30 a.m. to about noon. No charge for the seminar or the continental breakfast. This event will take place in building 4 on Campbell Blvd. The seminar has presentations on topics of interest to military retirees (TRICARE, Benefits, recent legislation, etc.) For more information, call Audra at 437-5379.

1st United Methodist Rummage Sale

The First United Methodist Church, 1600 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro, will have a rummage sale on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with housewares, books and media, electronics, clothing, accessories, jewelry, holiday decor, small appliances, antiques, toys, yard and garden equipment, tools, and much more. Proceeds benefit programs at the church.

Little Brown Church Open House

The San Leandro Historical Society will host an open house at the Little Brown Church, 384 West Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro (behind the Casa Peralta), on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. A 10-minute slide show and history of the building will be presented at 2:30. Admission is free. The public is invited for refreshments and a look at one of the oldest buildings in San Leandro.

Young Owls’ Flight to Freedom

Sulphur Creek Nature Center at 1801 D St. in Hayward invites you to relax under the oaks while enjoying wine, beer, coffee, delicious food, live music, behind-the-scenes tours and live animal appearances on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Witness the release of some young owls raised through the Center’s Rehabilitation program. This is a fundraiser benefiting Sulphur Creek’s wildlife programs. For tickets ($75), call 510-881- 6747 after 10 a.m. This is an adult-only event.

4th Sunday Breakfast for Veterans

American Legion Post 117 will host breakfast from 8 a.m. until noon every 4th Sunday of the month at the San Leandro Veterans Memorial Bldg., 1105 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. The menu will be eggs-to-order, bacon/sausage, hash browns, toast and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for senior and veterans, and $4 for children under 12. Everyone is welcome.

AAUW Benefit: Night Out With Friends

The Hayward-Castro Valley American Association of University Women will be your servers on Monday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gianni’s Italian Bistro, 2066 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in San Ramon. All their tips and 10 percent of the sales will go to support Tech Trek, a science-math camp for 8th grade girls. To make reservations, go to www.opentable.com or call 925-820-6969.

SL Art Association Paintings on Display

San Leandro Art Association members’ paintings are on display through August at the San Leandro Community Senior Center, 13909 East 14th St. For more information, call 577-3462 or 635-5129.

Meeting for Bernie Sanders

A group of San Leandrans for Bernie Sanders will meet on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at Zocalo’s Coffeehouse, 645 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. Meet local Bernie Sanders supporters and learn more about the Vermont senator and his campaign for president 2016. Music by Occupella. For more information, call 510-351-1251 or go to sanleandroforbernie.org.

SL High 1960 Class Reunion

San Leandro High School Class of June 1960 will hold its 55th reunion at the Faz Restaurant at the Pleasanton Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 12. For more information, call Sandra Mason Paiva at 925-743-9356.

CV High Class of 1974 & 1975 Reunion

Castro Valley high school classes of 1974 and 1975 will have their reunions on Saturday, Sept. 26,  from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in the Tralee Room, 6680 Regional St. in Dublin. Registration is $100 per guest. For more information, call 258-2002.

7th Annual Bocce Contest

Entries (prepaid only) are now being accepted for Buon Tempo Club’s 7th Annual Bocce Fun Festa and Fall Salami Shoot, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, at Adobe Park, 20395 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley. The contest is limited to 12 teams with an entry fee of $40 per four-person mixed team. All skills are welcome. Prizes are: big salamis for the first team, medium size salamis for the second team and smaller versions for the third team prize. The entry deadline is Saturday, Sept. 5. For entry forms or more information, contact Ken Martin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 727-9296.

Magic Show at St. John’s  Church

St. John’s Catholic Church presents a fantastic magic show featuring “Magician of the Year”, Dan Chan on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 4:30 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church Hall, 264 East Lewelling Blvd. in San Lorenzo. Premier reserved seating is $30 which includes a wine and cheese reception with “close-up” magic. Regular unreserved seating is $20, bleacher seating is $10. Doors open at 4 p.m. For more information, call Louie or Mary Barranco at 278-5315 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark opens on Thursday, Aug. 27, and runs through Sept. 30 at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward. Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Lynn Nottage riffs off 1930s screwball comedy films and skewers racial stereotyping in Hollywood. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with a preview on Thursday, Aug. 27 and another Thursday show on Sept. 17, both at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29, $10 for the preview, $32 on opening night. Discounts available for H.A.R.D. residents, seniors, students, TBA, KQED members, and groups 10 or more. To purchase tickets call the box office at 881-6777 or go to www.dmtonline.org.

Woodminster Amphitheater

AIDA, the timeless love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave, opens on Sept. 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and September 6, 10, 13 at 7 p.m.  with a preview on Sept. 3, 8 p.m. at the Woodminster Amphitheater in  Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland. Winner of four 2000 TONY Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, Amneris, and Radames. For tickets ($28-$59) visit www.woodminster.com or call 531-9597.

Chanticleers Theatre

Smokey Joe’s Café, featuring the songs from the golden age of rock ’n’ roll (“Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” etc.), runs through Aug. 30 at Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in Castro Valley. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday.Tickets ($24 adults, $20 seniors, students) available at www.chanticleers.org or by calling 733-5483.

Foothill Gallery Art Show

New Members & Emerging Artists, a show by 33 local artists, is on display at the Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward through Sept. 11, sponsored by the Hayward Arts Council. Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 
Short Films on Macau to Be Screened at the Library PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:30

Three short films about Macau by award-winning filmmaker Cheong Kin Man will be shown this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

The filmmaker from Macau will be here to present his films in what is being billed as the “Macau Film Festival – San Leandro 2015.”

“Hosting a fellow Macanese international film winner from Macau is a bridge between our two cities,” said Art Britto, who is organizing the film festival.

Macau is a city about 40 miles from Hong Kong, a former Portuguese colony that is now a “Special Administrative Region” of China. Macau is one of the richest cities in the world. Its economy is dominated by the casino industry.

Cheong Kin Man will screen his award-winning (2014) film A Useless Fiction (31 minutes) along with his film Ou Mun Ian (33 minutes) that includes interviews with 35 Macanese from the Bay Area.

The third film (2008) Macau Water Fountains (29 minutes) is about the fountains in Lilau Square, Macau. According to Macau folklore, anyone who drinks the water from the fountains will return to Macau.

Cheong Kin Man, 28, received his BA from the University of Macau. He studied Portuguese language at the University of Coimbra and the University of Lisbon, Portugal and received his MA Visual Anthropology from Frei University Berlin. He speaks Chinese, Portuguese, English, German and French.

Art Britto wishes to acknowledge and to thank the International Institute of Macau for the sponsorship of Cheong Kin Man’s airfare to this event.

 

 
Community Calendar • 08-13-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:14

Night at the Library

Enjoy live music, refreshments and a wonderful night at the library tonight, at 8 p.m., at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. You will have the chance to go behind the scenes of the library, with a library tour. Live performance by local band, The Fun Dudes. Admission is free, guests must be 18 years old or older to attend. For more information, call 577-3971.

Shri Krupa Dance Company

The City of San Leandro invites the public to an evening of classical Indian dance with the Shri Krupa Dance Company, in celebration of Indo-American heritage, tonight, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Admission is free. The Shri Krupa Dance Company (SKDC) is the oldest Indian classical dance school in the San Francisco Bay Area and was founded by the world-renowned Bharatanatyam teacher, dancer and choreographer Guru Vishal Ramani.

Exercise and Fall Protection Workshop

This free fall-prevention workshop will be held Friday, Aug. 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the  San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St. Each year, millions of adults age 65 and older fall, causing moderate to severe injuries, but falls are preventable. Instructors from Spectrum Community Services will teach steps to prevent falls and provide practical advice. A demonstration of safe techniques to get up from a fall will be included. Adults 50 and over, family members, friends and caregivers are all welcome.   Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited. Call San Leandro Community Services at 577-3462 and refer to course #35768.

Rick Torres Elvis Tribute Concert

Curtain Call Performing Arts presents Rick Torres Elvis Burning Love tribute concert. Celebrate the life and legacy of the king of rock and roll on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Historic BAL Theatre, 14808 E 14th St. in San Leandro. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children. For tickets and information, visit: www.baltheatre.com or call 614-1224.

Field Trip to Walt Disney Museum

Tour the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 15,  at 9 a.m. The Walt Disney Family Museum presents an inspirational journey through the life of Walter E. Disney. The trip fee is $20 per person which includes transportation, tour fees, and a copy of the book The Shelf. Space is limited, so come to the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., soon to book a seat on the bus. For more information, call 577-3971.

Annual Hayward Zucchini Festival

The powerhouse lineup of bands is ready for the 32nd Annual Hayward Zucchini Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Kennedy Park, sponsored by the South Hayward Lions Club. The Kaye Bohler Band, Patron, Run 4 Cover, Blues Bottle Band, Blue Voodoo, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, and Willie G and several other band will play as former Councilman Olden Henson MC’s on the main stage. Cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts booths, mystery chefs, and children’s entertainment. General admission is $10; seniors, juniors (5-12) and disabled $5; no charge for kids under 5. On Saturday, bring non-perishable food for the Hayward Salvation Army and get a $1 discount.

Rent Review Ordinance Meeting

A meeting on Rent Review Ordinance Amendments will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St. in San Leandro.  The Community Development Department will host the meeting to receive comments from tenants, landlords, and the public regarding any proposed amendments.  For more information, call Steve Hernandez at 577-6005.

Sons In Retirement Meetings

SIRs, an organization of retired men, Branch 6, meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley. Happy hour is at 11 a.m., lunch is served at noon. Great speakers, guests are welcome. Come and make new friends. For more information, call Ron at 357-2540.

First Southern Baptist Church Event

The First Southern Baptist Church of San Lorenzo will host a fun one day event for everyone on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15503 Usher St. in San Lorenzo. The day will be filled with fun, exciting games, food challenges, tribal council, crafts, singing, learning and lunch. Visit the church’s website at www.fsbcsl.org for more information and to register, or call 276-3688 to reserve your spot.

Little Brown Church Open House

The San Leandro Historical Society will host an open house at the Little Brown Church, 384 West Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro (behind the Casa Peralta), on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. A 10-minute slide show and history of the building will be presented at 2:30. Admission is free. The public is invited for refreshments and a look at one of the oldest buildings in San Leandro.

Fundraiser for  Girl’s Tech Trek

The Hayward-Castro Valley American Association of University Women will be your servers on Monday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gianni’s Italian Bistro, 2066 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in San Ramon. All their tips and 10 percent of the sales will go to support Tech Trek, a science-math camp for 8th grade girls. To make reservations, go to www.opentable.com or call 925-820-6969.

SL Art Association Paintings on Display

San Leandro Art Association members’ paintings are on display through August at the San Leandro Community Senior Center, 13909 East 14th St. For more information, call 577-3462 or 635-5129.

CV High Class of 1974 & 1975 Reunion

Castro Valley high school classes of 1974 and 1975 will have their reunions on Saturday, Sept. 26,  from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in the Tralee Room, 6680 Regional St. in Dublin. Registration is $100 per guest. For more information, call 258-2002.

SL High 1960 Class Reunion

San Leandro High School Class of June 1960 will hold its 55th reunion at the Faz Restaurant at the Pleasanton Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 12. For more information, call Sandra Mason Paiva at 925-743-9356.

Woodminster Amphitheater

The Producers, a new Mel Brooks Musical based on the 1968 film, will be performed by Woodminster Summer Musicals at 8 p.m. on Aug. 13, 14, 15 and 16 at Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland. For tickets ($28-$59) visit www.woodminster.com or call 531-9597.

Chanticleers Theatre

Smokey Joe’s Café, featuring the songs from the golden age of rock ’n’ roll (“Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” etc.), runs through Aug. 30 at Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in Castro Valley. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday.Tickets ($24 adults, $20 seniors, students) available at www.chanticleers.org or by calling 733-5483.

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark opens on Thursday, Aug. 27, and runs through Sept. 30 at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward. Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Lynn Nottage riffs off 1930s screwball comedy films and skewers racial stereotyping in Hollywood. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with a preview on Thursday, Aug. 27 and another Thursday show on Sept. 17, both at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29, $10 for the preview, $32 on opening night. Discounts available for H.A.R.D. residents, seniors, students, TBA, KQED members, and groups 10 or more. To purchase tickets call the box office at 881-6777 or go to www.dmtonline.org.

Foothill Gallery Art Show

New Members & Emerging Artists, a show by 33 local artists, is on display at the Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward through Sept. 11, sponsored by the Hayward Arts Council. Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 
Denizens Delighted by Dahlia Display PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 06 August 2015 15:00

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PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES

San Leandro Dahlia Society member Louise Henriksen records all the entries.

The library was more colorful on Saturday than a Baskin-Robbins stand at an amusement park at sunset.

Flowers from growers all over the Bay Area were on display at the Main Library at the San Leandro Dahlia Society’s 82nd annual Dahlia Show.

Hundreds of dahlias were shown in an amazing variety of shapes and colors, but the winning flower turned out to be born right here at Root Park in the dahlia society’s garden.

The flower, called Olivia Maureen, was grown by Chris Dix of Walnut Creek who is a member of the San Leandro Dahlia Society. He helps tend the garden at Root Park.

Lou Paradise of San Francisco won the Best Large Bloom award with his dahlia Belle of the Ball, and Best Disc Bloom with Lulu Island Mom.

The Dahlia Society encourages new growers to compete with awards for novices and juniors.

In the Junior growers class, Leo Dahlstedt showed the best triple bloom with his flower, called Skipley Lois Jean, and Hanna Dahlstedt had the best Junior Bloom with River’s Rosebud.

Flowers in the show came from 30 individual growers from four local societies: the  San Leandro Dahlia Society, Dahlia Society of California (San Francisco), Monterey Bay Dahlia Society, and the John E. Stowell Dahlia Society  (San Jose).

San Leandro Dahlia Society member Louise Henriksen records all the entries.

PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES


 
Community Calendar • 08-06-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 06 August 2015 14:56

Neighborhood Village Meeting

Eden Area Village is developing a non-profit membership based neighborhood “Village” that will help people in the Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro and the San Lorenzo areas stay in their homes as they age. Public information meetings are held the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St. The next meeting is Friday, Aug. 7.

Bay Area Comic Con and Family Fest

The Bay Area Comic Con and Family Fest will be on Sunday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building and grounds, 1105 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. Fun for all ages, live music, great food, toy show, kids zone, vintage toys, games, collectibles, comic book vendors and “The Avengers.” Autographs and family photos with The Hulk and other invited celebrity guests. Enter to win the best costume contest. Admission is only $5. For more information, contact Jorge Monzon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Watercolor Painting Demonstration

Well known watercolor artist and teacher Monica Satterthwaite will demonstrate watercolor painting at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m., sponsored by the San Leandro Art Association. Admission is free. For more information, call 483-1321.

Sons In Retirement Meetings

SIRs, an organization of retired men, meets on the second Wednesday of each month at Francesco’s Restaurant, 8520 Pardee Drive at Hegenberger Road 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 at 895-9900.

Night at the Library

Enjoy live music, refreshments and a wonderful night at the library on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 8 p.m., at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. You will have the chance to go behind the scenes of the library, with a library tour. Live performance by local band, The Fun Dudes. Admission is free, guests must be 18 years old or older to attend. For more information, call 577-3971.

Shri Krupa Dance Company

The City of San Leandro invites the public to an evening of classical Indian dance with the Shri Krupa Dance Company, in celebration of Indo-American heritage, on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Admission is free. The Shri Krupa Dance Company (SKDC) is the oldest Indian classical dance school in the San Francisco Bay Area and was founded by the world-renowned Bharatanatyam teacher, dancer and choreographer Guru Vishal Ramani.

Field Trip to Walt Disney Museum

Tour the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 15,  at 9 a.m. The Walt Disney Family Museum presents an inspirational journey through the life of Walter E. Disney. The trip fee is $20 per person which includes transportation, tour fees, and a copy of the book The Shelf. Space is limited, so come to the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo, soon to book a seat on the bus. For more information, call 577-3971.

First Southern Baptist Church Event

The First Southern Baptist Church of San Lorenzo will host a fun one day event for everyone on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15503 Usher St. in San Lorenzo. The day will be filled with fun, exciting games, food challenges, tribal council, crafts, singing, learning and lunch. Visit the church’s website at www.fsbcsl.org for more information and to register, or call 276-3688 to reserve your spot.

Little Brown Church Open House

The San Leandro Historical Society will host an open house at the Little Brown Church, 384 West Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro (behind the Casa Peralta), on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. A 10-minute slide show and history of the building will be presented at 2:30. Admission is free. The public is invited for refreshments and a look at one of the oldest buildings in San Leandro.

SL Art Association Paintings on Display

San Leandro Art Association members’ paintings are on display through August at the San Leandro Community Senior Center, 13909 E. 14th St. For more information, call 577-3462 or 635-5129.

CV High Class of 1974 & 1975 Reunion

Castro Valley high school classes of 1974 and 1975 will have their reunions on Saturday, Sept. 26,  from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in the Tralee Room, 6680 Regional St. in Dublin. Registration is $100 per guest. For more information, call 258-2002.

Foothill Gallery Art Show

New Members & Emerging Artists, a show by 33 local artists, is on display at the Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward through Sept. 11, sponsored by the Hayward Arts Council. Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet and greet the artists on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the gallery.

SL High 1960 Class Reunion

San Leandro High School Class of June 1960 will hold its 55th reunion at the Faz Restaurant at the Pleasanton Sheridan Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 12. For more information, call Sandra Mason Paiva at 925-743-9356.

Annual Hayward Zucchini Festival

The powerhouse lineup of bands is ready for the 32nd Annual Hayward Zucchini Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Kennedy Park, sponsored by the South Hayward Lions Club. The Kaye Bohler Band, Patron, Run 4 Cover, Bllues Bottle Band, Blue Voodoo, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, and Willie G and several other band will play as former Councilman Olden Henson MC’s on the main stage. Cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts booths, mystery chefs, and children’s entertainment. General admission is $10; seniors, juniors (5-12) and disabled $5; no charge for kids under 5. On Saturday, bring non-perishable food for the Hayward Salvation Army and get a $1 discount.

 

 
Celebrate Neighborhood Safety at National Night Out Tuesday PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 31 July 2015 11:18

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National Night Out gives people an opportunity to get out and socialize with their neighbors, like these folks on Durant Avenue did last year.

San Leandrans are invited to gather this Tuesday, August 4, to celebrate national Night Out in their neighborhoods

National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch.

This year is the 31st anniversary of this event with over 37 million people across the country expected to get together.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Participating neighborhoods nationwide will host a variety of events ranging from small potlucks to large block parties.

For more information, call  577-3228 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 
Happy 104th Birthday Florence Daniels PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 31 July 2015 11:08

073015e2Florence Daniels celebrated her 104th birthday last Tuesday at Carlton San Leandro. Her daughter, grandson, sister and two great-grandchildren came to the party and sang “Happy Birthday,” along with staff and residents.


 

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