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In This Issue
LEED® Gold Rating for County Building
Hap Magee Dog Park Survey
Back to School Traffic Safety
CAPA Gala
Open Office Hours
Autos of Alamo Event
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
How Women Lead
New SRVFPD Firefighters
Home/made in Moraga
Affordable Care Act Wizard
Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
Alamo Music & Wine Festival
Moraga Pear Festival
San Ramon Government 101
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Quintessential Quilts at Museum of the San Ramon Valley
Alamo Women's Club Safety Fair
National Night Out
New MOFD Director
San Ramon Performing Arts Series
Lafayette Library Foundation New Executive Director
Muir Heritage Land Trust Gala
Service Academy Information Night
San Ramon Hansamo Golf Tournament
Seeking Volunteers
Board of Supervisors Actions
 
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San Ramon Valley Office

 

309 Diablo Road

Danville, CA  94526

 

Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Phone: (925) 957-8860

FAX: (925) 820-3785

  

Danville Office   

Lamorinda Office

Fire Station #15

3338 Mt. Diablo Boulevard

Lafayette, CA  94549

 

Hours:

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

and by appointment, please call

 

Phone: (925) 646-6067

FAX: (925) 646-6068


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County Receives LEED® Gold for
Department of Conservation &
Development
Building

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The Department of Conservation and Development was recognized for achieving a LEED® Gold rating by the United States Green Building Council for the remodeling of 30 Muir Road in Martinez. A presentation of the award to the Board of Supervisors took place at their August 6, 2013 meeting. This is the first County project to achieve a LEED® rating.

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Hap Magee Dog Park Users Input Wanted hap mcgee dog park     

 

Input is being sought from users of the Canine Corral Dog Park at Hap Magee Ranch Park regarding the type of material used for the ground cover at the park. The issue of the Canine Corral will be discussed at the September 11, 2013 meeting of the Danville Parks and Leisure Services Commission. Prior to the meeting, a survey is being conducted among the user groups to determine what the majority of users would like to see used at the park.

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Be Street Safe with School Back in Session

  School Safety

With school back in session, traffic is impacted significantly. Safety around our schools and respect for students walking, riding bikes, and for fellow motorists is very important. Over the past few years our communities have encouraged students to walk or bike to school.  Not only is this terrific exercise for our children, but it reduces car trips and congestion around schools. 

 

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Supporting Youth at the CAPA Gala  
CAPA event 

On Saturday, August 17, 2013, Supervisor Andersen joined other elected officials and community representatives for the CAPA (Chinese American Political Association) Community Foundation Annual Gala.  The Gala is a social and fundraising event for CAPA and CAPA Ed Fund programs.

 

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Supervisor Andersen Holds  
Open Office Hours
 
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Supervisor Andersen is holding open-office hours for constituents to drop by and talk to her, one-on-one. These events will allow community members the opportunity to speak with Candace about ideas, problem solving, or you may have an opinion on county government that affects your community. If you would like the opportunity to speak with the Supervisor, you can stop by our Lafayette office on Thursday, September 19, 2013, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, 3338 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, or our Danville office on Friday, September 20, 2013, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, 309 Diablo Road, Danville. No appointment necessary. For more information, please call 925.957.8860.
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Autos of Alamo Inaugural Event This Week  

 

The Alamo Improvement Association and the Alamo Chamber of Commerce will host the inaugural Autos of Alamo event Alamo auto show from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5th at the Alamo Plaza Shopping Center. Vintage, classic, and custom cars, along with hot rods, muscle cars and trucks (1970 or older) are welcome to participate, for $5.00 per vehicle. Click here to contact Jim Wadsworth for additional information.

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September 11 Remembrance Ceremony 
9 11 San Ramon exchange club event      

Supervisor Andersen will be joining The Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley for their annual Remembrance Ceremony on September 11, 2013. The memorial event will take place at 5:50 pm at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, next to Monte Vista High School in Danville. Please join Candace and other San Ramon Valley leaders for this important and somber event.  

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How Women Lead: Policy Matters 
  
Contra Costa County has one of the highest percentages of women in elected and appointed office compared to other parts of the state. What are women doing right in Contra Costa? California Women Lead, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that encourages women to seek elected and appointed office, is hosting a forum on Wednesday, September 18.  Join State Assembly member Susan Bonilla, Assembly member Joan Buchanan, and Supervisor Candace Andersen for a discussion about policy achievements and why electing women makes a difference in our communities.  For more information or to get tickets click here.
  • Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 - 8:0 PM
  • Bridges Golf Club, Fireside Room, 9000 S. Gale Ridge Road, San Ramon
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 San Ramon Valley Fire Welcomes
Six New Firefighters
Tass Firehawks Academy
Graduates Chris Conley, Chris Stevenson, Tony Romero, Chris Eberle, Michael Armario-Lyons and Ryan Bock Willmes

 

On Monday August, 5, 2013, Supervisor Andersen attended a ceremony recognizing six new San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Firefighter-Paramedics. The firefighters took their Oath of Office at the badge pinning ceremony in front of family, friends, co-workers and local officials. Fire Chief Paige Meyer introduced the "Tassajara Firehawks," the name chosen by the academy graduates, and presented them with their helmets.  

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Home/made at Hacienda de las Flores

In a recent newsletter we mentioned that breakfast and lunch CKA with Gayle Somers are now being served in Moraga at the town owned Hacienda de las Flores, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 8-11:30 a.m. on Fridays.  Supervisor Andersen recently had the opportunity to meet there for breakfast and was truly impressed by the culinary talents of chef Gayle Somers, pictured here with Candace.
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Affordable Care Act Online Wizard
 

Do you have a question about the Affordable Care Act? Now there's a government website dedicated to answering the questions of business owners.  Officially launched last month as part of BusinessUSA, a little-known platform that provides businesses with easy access to government services, the new site helps owners understand what they need to know about new insurance options and other ACA changes.  

 

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Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
  

Now in its 18th year, the annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, Lafayette art & wine held the 3rd weekend in September, is one of the largest festivals in Contra Costa County. In 2012, over 100,000 people strolled among the stalls of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods and beverages from top local restaurants, pausing to enjoy continuous music from two main stages. The festival is being held on Saturday, September21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Admission is free. For more information about the festival click here.

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Alamo Rotary Music & Wine Festival  

 

On September 7th, the Rotary Club of Alamo will be hosting their Alamo Rotary Music & Wine annual Alamo Rotary Music and Wine Festival, for the 31st time. Attendees will enjoy great food and wine, wonderful music from local school choirs and bands, and the rock band PUSH - which includes ABC Channel 7's Dan Ashley. The evening concludes with music from the Groove Doctors.

 

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Moraga Pear Festival   
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San Ramon 
  
SAN RAMON GOVERNMENT 101

 

Learn how your City operates! Join the San Ramon City Clerk's Department for the 6th session of San Ramon Government 101. The class goal is to enhance understanding of local government, departmental functions, and encourage participation in the City's various Committees and Commissions.

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  Celebrate September in Orinda Events
Celebrate September in Orinda Celebrate Orinda this month and help out Orinda's school children and seniors with four great events spanning from Friday to Tuesday. The Orinda Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO) is conducting the Orinda Classic Car Show on Saturday, September 21st, and the Fifth Annual Orinda Restaurant Tour on Tuesday, September 24th.  Click here to see details for all of the Celebrate September in Orinda events. 
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 Museum of the San Ramon Valley Presents "Quintessential Quilts: A Floral Fantasy" 
  

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley's latest exhibit, quilt "Quintessential Quilts: A Floral Fantasy" focuses on the use of flowers in decorative and wearable quilts and wall hangings in past and modern times. The exhibit, which runs through September 29, features more than 30 quilts from the Museum's collection, historic ones borrowed from local residents, and contemporary pieces brought in especially for the occasion.

 

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Alamo Women's Club Sponsoring 
Emergency Preparedness Safety Fair  

 

On Sunday, September 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Emergency Preparedness Fair Alamo Women's Club will be hosting an Emergency Fair. Please stop by their club at 1401 Danville Boulevard in Alamo for information from various emergency service providers including the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, San Ramon Valley C.E.R.T., Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department, the Red Cross, and Contra Costa County Office of Emergency Services.  Additional participants in this very important event include John Muir Hospital, AT&T, Ameriprise, Ready Care Emergency Supplies and Liberty Mutual. Thank you Alamo Women's Club for your part in preparing the Alamo community for an emergency!    

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"National Night Out" in Orinda on September 12th 

 

Orinda will be holding their 6th annual National Night Out on Natl Night Out Thursday, September 12th, from 5pm - 8pm. Last year more than 600 Orindans enjoyed events all around town. Some Orinda neighborhoods have a potluck, others party around the pool, and still others bring in bounce houses for the children and have an ice-cream party.

 

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Kathy Famulener Appointed to the Moraga Orinda Fire District Board
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Kathleen Famulener is the newest Director for Division 1 on the Moraga Orinda Fire District (MOFD) Board.

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 San Ramon Performing Arts
2013-14 Presenting Series

 

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The City of San Ramon is kicking off its 2013-2014 Performing Arts at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center on October 26th with Grammy Award winning Australian singer songwriter Rick Springfield. He is well known for his hit singles "Jesse's Girl," "Love Somebody," "Human Touch," and "Don't talk to Strangers."  Springfield is also known for his recurring role as Dr. Noah Drake on the popular daytime series General Hospital.

 

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Lafayette Library Foundation Welcomes 
New Executive Director  
    

The Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation (LLLCF) Beth Needel announced its new Executive Director, Beth Needel, a non-profit professional with 30 years of expertise in leadership, development, marketing and program management.  A resident of Walnut Creek since 1989, Beth considers herself fortunate to have been able to work in the East Bay for high-caliber corporate and nonprofit organizations, including Barnes & Noble, Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), and the Oakland Zoo. Beth's first day with the LLLCF was July 8, 2013.

 

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The Muir Heritage Land Trust Fresh Aire Affaire Gala 2013
Muir Heritage Gala   
Since 1989, The Muir Heritage Land Trust has worked to preserve open space throughout Contra Costa County. With public support, the Land Trust has permanently protected thousands of acres. Along with saving land, they provide multi-use hiking trails for public recreation. Pictured above enjoying the gala with Candace is Elizabeth Hudson, Lafayette resident.
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Service Academy Information Night

 

The office of Congressman George Miller is hosting a "Service Service Academy Logos Academy Night" from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, in Pleasant Hill. Free parking for the event will be in Lots 2 and 3.

 

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San Ramon Hansamo Golf Tournament
Hansamo Golf Tourney 

Supervisor Andersen attended the San Ramon Hansamo Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 24, 2013. This golf tournament is supported by the San Francisco Korean Consul General, Korean organizations and businesses.  

 

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Seeking Applicants for the

In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Advisory Committee and Several Other Committees 

 

The IHSS Public Authority is part of a continuum to help elderly and/or disabled adults and disabled children ("consumers") remain in their own homes with the support of in-home care (from "caregivers").  The Public Authority provides registry services to assist IHSS consumers in finding caregivers, and provides access to training for IHSS consumers and caregivers.

 

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Board of Supervisors Actions   

 

Ever wonder what your Supervisor does at that weekly Tuesday Board of Supervisors Meeting? Here are some of the board actions from the month of August which impact the residents of District 2:

  
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County Receives LEED Gold for
Department of Conservation &
Development
Building
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LEED Gold winner pic Candace

The Department of Conservation and Development was recognized for achieving a LEED® Gold rating by the United States Green Building Council for the remodeling of 30 Muir Road in Martinez. A presentation of the award to the Board of Supervisors took place at their August 6, 2013 meeting. This is the first County project to achieve a LEED® rating.


In April 2008, the Board of Supervisors adopted an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing policy that included direction to consider Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) guidelines in County building construction, remodeling, and renovation projects. On July 27, 2010, the Board approved a Sustainable Building Policy for County building projects, which established a goal of LEED® Silver rating for new County building projects. For more information about the project and LEED certification,
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Hap Magee Dog Park Users Input Wanted hap mcgee dog parkHapMagee  
 

Input is being sought from users of the Canine Corral Dog Park at Hap Magee Ranch Park regarding the type of material used for the ground cover at the park. The issue of the Canine Corral will be discussed at the September 11, 2013 meeting of the Danville Parks and Leisure Services Commission. Prior to the meeting, a survey is being conducted among the user groups to determine what the majority of users would like to see used at the park.

 

The online survey will be available through September 5, 2013. All answers must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on September 5.  The survey consists of a few brief questions and will require very little time to complete. All those who use the Canine Corral at Hap Magee Ranch Park are encouraged to take part in the survey and provide their input to the Commission.

 

To take the survey, click here. For more information, contact Maintenance Services Supervisor Dave Casteel at (925) 314-3434 or click here  to email him.   

 

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Be Street Safe with School Back in Sessionschoolsafety

  School Safety

With school back in session, traffic is impacted significantly. Safety around our schools and respect for students walking, riding bikes, and for fellow motorists is very important. Over the past few years our communities have encouraged students to walk or bike to school.  Not only is this terrific exercise for our children, but it reduces car trips and congestion around schools. 

 

The Town of Danville, City of San Ramon and Contra Costa County work in cooperation with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs and community partners to educate students, parents, cyclists and drivers about pedestrian and traffic safety. Since 2004, through a variety of school activities, events and awareness campaigns, "Street Smarts" has encouraged pedestrian, bicyclist, and driver safety around the schools within our community.  For more information about the Street Smarts San Ramon Valley program please click here. 

 

In the fall of 2012, 511 Contra Costa County received a Federal Safe Routes to School grant to fund the Street Smarts Diablo program.  Street Smarts Diablo is very similar to the program in the San Ramon Valley, with the Diablo program covering all public schools located in the cities of Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Oakley, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, as well as the unincorporated areas of the county.  More information about the Street Smarts Diablo program can be found by clicking here.

 

The San Ramon Valley offers a school bus program to help alleviate congestion.  Funded by Measure J, the ½ cent sales tax in Contra Costa County distributed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, TRAFFIX is a public agency responsible for managing traffic relief during the school year. Traffic studies were conducted throughout the San Ramon Valley and after careful consideration the following schools were selected for the program:  Los Cerros Middle School, Green Valley and Vista Grande elementary schools in Danville, and Pine Valley Middle School, Country Club, Neil Armstrong, and Walt Disney elementary schools in San Ramon.  Last year, bus routes were added to both the Monte Vista High school in Danville and California high school in San Ramon.  TRAFFIX is operated jointly by the Town of Danville, City of San Ramon, Contra Costa County, and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  For additional information please  click here.

Likewise, the Lamorinda School Bus Program serves the communities of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda. In 1994 the municipalities and school districts in Lamorinda collaborated to establish a school bus program for the purpose of traffic mitigation, also funded by Measure J tax dollars.  Today, they operate twenty-one buses serving 1500 students attending twelve schools, successfully eliminating 623,700 vehicle trips during the 2011-12 school year. Click here for tickets and more information.

511contracosta.org provides some great resources and links to other alternatives to driving to school.  One of the great programs called SchoolPool provides free public transit tickets as an alternative to driving your student to school. Qualifying students will receive two 12-ride County Connection transit tickets. Students must be registered in a public or private school (1st - 12th grade) in San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Lafayette, Moraga, or Orinda. This offer is available to a maximum of 3 students per household while supplies last. The application is available by clicking here

 

Finally, if you have a teenage driver, there are some great resources provided by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The Impact Teen Drivers program offers important information about good decision making behind the wheel for drivers and passengers of all ages. Click here for more information. Additionally, the CHP holds driver safety education classes, called Start Smart, for new and soon to be licensed drivers between the ages of 15 - 19 and their parents/guardians.  For more information click here. Rules for new drivers continue to evolve, and information about the current laws can be found by clicking here.

 

You may find that your city police agencies, the CHP and the Sheriff's Department will be increasing enforcement around our schools to encourage safety, beginning August 27th, so keep that in mind during your travels. Enjoy a safe start to the school year - whether or not you have children entering school!

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September 11 Remembrance Ceremonysept11 
9 11 San Ramon exchange club event      

Supervisor Andersen will be joining The Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley for their annual Remembrance Ceremony on September 11, 2013. The memorial event will take place at 5:50 pm at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, next to Monte Vista High School in Danville. Please join Candace and other San Ramon Valley leaders for this important and somber event.

 

The Exchange Club is also inviting all students living in the San Ramon Valley to enter its annual 9-11 essay competition. The topic is "WHY DO WE HAVE A MEMORIAL PROGRAM ON SEPTEMBER 11th?" The competition is open to 1st through 12th grade students in public or private school. Cash awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place essay winners. Students are encouraged to attend the 9/11 Exchange Club Ceremony. If you wish to enter the essay competition, email your completed essays, in MS Word or PDF format, by September 23rd. Include name, school, grade level, phone and email address. Winners will be notified by October 8th. For more information, click here.

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 San Ramon Valley Fire Welcomes
Six New Firefighters firehawks
Tass Firehawks Academy
Graduates Chris Conley, Chris Stevenson, Tony Romero, Chris Eberle, Michael Armario-Lyons and Ryan Bock Willmes

 

On Monday August, 5, 2013, Supervisor Andersen attended a ceremony recognizing six new San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Firefighter-Paramedics. The firefighters took their Oath of Office at the badge pinning ceremony in front of family, friends, co-workers and local officials. Fire Chief Paige Meyer introduced the "Tassajara Firehawks," the name chosen by the academy graduates, and presented them with their helmets.  

 

In addition to the required certifications, paramedic experience, and California State Fire Marshal approved Firefighter 1 Academy training, all six graduated from an intensive training program developed by the District.  

 

Each new Firefighter-Paramedic will begin serving the San Ramon Valley immediately and will be stationed throughout the jurisdiction.  

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Affordable Care Act Online WizardACA
 

Do you have a question about the Affordable Care Act? Now there's a government website dedicated to answering the questions of business owners.  Officially launched last month as part of BusinessUSA, a little-known platform that provides businesses with easy access to government services, the new site helps owners understand what they need to know about new insurance options and other ACA changes.  

 

In order to obtain the correct information, business owners can select their state, the size of their company--whether they're self-employed, fewer than 25 full-time employees (FTE), up to 50 FTE, 50 or more FTE--and whether they currently offer insurance. The results generated by the wizard provide employers with information ranging from the definition of Health Insurance Marketplace to a timeline of implementation for key ACA features. The site also explains how certain penalties are calculated.

 

The health care wizard will be continually updated as more information becomes available and will later include interactive features, including cost calculators.  

 

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Alamo Rotary Music & Wine Festival alamomusic 

 

On September 7th, the Rotary Club of Alamo will be hosting their Alamo Rotary Music & Wine annual Alamo Rotary Music and Wine Festival, for the 31st time. Attendees will enjoy great food and wine, wonderful music from local school choirs and bands, and the rock band PUSH - which includes ABC Channel 7's Dan Ashley. The evening concludes with music from the Groove Doctors.

 

The Alamo Citizen of the Year will also be formally announced. Interested golfers purchasing raffle tickets could win a round of golf for four at Round Hill Country Club. Cyclists purchasing raffle tickets have the opportunity to win a mountain bike from Alamo Bicycles.   And baseball aficionados have a chance to win four tickets to a Giant's or an A's game! You certainly don't have to be a gourmand to appreciate the chance to win dinner for two at Faz restaurant... Dinner tickets are $15 and include fabulous cuisine from Faz and Maggieray's restaurants. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rotarians will also offer a booth with BBQ selections during the day. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Tickets can be purchased at Mark Kahn Jewelers at 925-837-3262 or call Diane at 925-262-3785.

Moraga Pear Festivalpearfestival   
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SAN RAMON GOVERNMENT 101
 

Learn how your City operates! Join the San Ramon City Clerk's Department for the 6th session of San Ramon Government 101. The class goal is to enhance understanding of local government, departmental functions, and encourage participation in the City's various Committees and Commissions.

 

The class will be presented on six consecutive Mondays starting on February 24, 2014. Sessions will be held in various City facilities based on the presenting department. There will be a formal recognition of class participants at the Tuesday, April 8, 2014 City Council meeting.

 

The class is free but space is limited. Information and applications will are available on the City's homepage by clicking here. Contact the City Clerk's office at 925-973-2538 for additional information.

 

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 Museum of the San Ramon Valley Presents "Quintessential Quilts: A Floral Fantasy" quilts
  

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley's latest exhibit, quilt "Quintessential Quilts: A Floral Fantasy" focuses on the use of flowers in decorative and wearable quilts and wall hangings in past and modern times. The exhibit, which runs through September 29, features more than 30 quilts from the Museum's collection, historic ones borrowed from local residents, and contemporary pieces brought in especially for the occasion. Each Saturday at 11 a.m. during the exhibit, local quilters will discuss the art of quilting and demonstrate different techniques. 

 

When: Tuesday to Sunday, Sept. 29; Tuesdays through Fridays 1 to 3 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sundays noonquilt w director to 3 p.m. Where: Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave., Danville Cost: $3 adults, $5 for families. Free for members. Details: click here or call 925-837-3750. 
 
This exhibit is not just for women!  There is also a "Men Quilt Too" section of quilts such as this one honoring law enforcement, that Museum Board Chair Jerry Warren is standing near.

"National Night Out" in Orinda on September 12th nightout 

 

Orinda will be holding their 6th annual National Night Out on Thursday, September 12th, from 5pm - 8pm. Last year more than 600 Orindans enjoyed events all around town. Some Orinda neighborhoods have a potluck, others party around the pool, and still others bring in bounce houses for the children and have an ice-cream party. There are so many ways to enjoy your neighbors, meet those you don't know, and share information to make Orinda safe. For more information on Orinda's Night Out click here. 

 

 

National Night Out was celebrated in other parts of the Country last month, on the first Tuesday in August. It takes place annually as America's night out against crime, promoting neighborhood involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and camaraderie in the fight for a safer nation. Event dates are coordinated state by state and sometimes differ by city within the same region.  

 

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Natl Night Out
Danville's Police Chief Steve Simpkins and Vice Mayor Robert Storer stopped by Candace's National Night Out Party  on August 6th.  
Kathy Famulener Appointed to the Moraga Orinda Fire District BoardMOFDboard
MOFD director and CKA
Kathleen Famulener is the newest Director for Division 1 on the Moraga Orinda Fire District (MOFD) Board. Kathy has been in local law enforcement for the past thirty-five years, working as a prosecutor for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office and currently serving as the liaison to the Berkeley Police Department, the Berkeley City Jail, and the University of California Police Department.  She has been active in the Cal Alumni Association and in the Contra Costa community for thirty years.  She is the Treasurer for Yes on Libraries and was previously Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa Rape Crisis Center, Vice Chair of the De La Salle High School Board of Trustees, and Chair of the Alameda County Sexual Assault Task Force.

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 San Ramon Performing Arts
2013-14 Presenting Seriessanramonarts

 

rick springfield

The City of San Ramon is kicking off its 2013-2014 Performing Arts at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center on October 26th with Grammy Award winning Australian singer songwriter Rick Springfield. He is well known for his hit singles "Jesse's Girl," "Love Somebody," "Human Touch," and "Don't talk to Strangers."  Springfield is also known for his recurring role as Dr. Noah Drake on the popular daytime series General Hospital.

 

The fun will continue with Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy powerhouse that will take San Ramon by storm on Friday, January 31. This comedy improv show is the brainchild of Amy Poehler and is considered one of the best comedy improv shows in the country.  

 

Under the Streetlamp will deliver an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook on Friday, February 28, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite Doo-Wop, Motown, and old time Rock 'n' Roll hits. The group is comprised of recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation Jersey Boys. 

 

The classic love songs of Air Supply will engage the audience on Friday, March 28. Air Supply is best known for their live concerts and several hits during the 70's & 8o's that are still widely played today. Everyone remembers "Lost in Love," "All out of Love,"and "Making Love out of Nothing at All." Relive those golden memories with Air Supply.  

 

The series will end with the tremendous talent of Robert Moses Kin Modern Dance on Saturday, May 10. The dance company performances are a combination of athletic techniques, rhythmic complexity and gestural details. They are fusion of different styles and genres like jazz, light hip-hop, gospel music and balletic movements done in a Modern style.

Single Tickets go on sale September 10, 2013. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, or by calling or visiting the box office (925) 973-3343.

 

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Service Academy Information Night serviceacademy

 

The office of Congressman George Miller is hosting a "Service Service Academy Logos Academy Night" from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, in Pleasant Hill. Free parking for the event will be in Lots 2 and 3.

 

This event is an informational meeting designed to offer students who are interested in attending a military academy, and their families, an opportunity to meet firsthand with representatives from the US Military Service Academies and our local Congressional offices. Current and prospective Academy applicants can learn about the unique educational advantages available at the services academies and about the Congressional nomination process.

 

The U.S. Service Academies offer a unique and esteemed educational opportunity for young men and women. Accepted students receive a 4-year university education, room and board, medical and dental coverage and a stipend in exchange for a 5-year military service commitment after graduation. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please join the Congressional staff for Academy Night. For more information, please call (510) 262-6500.

 

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Supporting Youth at the CAPA GalaCAPA  
CAPA event 

On Saturday, August 17, 2013, Supervisor Andersen joined other elected officials and community representatives for the CAPA (Chinese American Political Association) Community Foundation Annual Gala.  The Gala is a social and fundraising event for CAPA and CAPA Ed Fund programs.

 

Candace was fortunate to have Caie Kelley, a student from the internship program, work in her office over the summer.  The CAPA summer internship program is a unique opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of County Government.   If you are interested in learning more
click here. Pictured above with Candace are State Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, and CAPA Board Secretary and Gala Chair Marsha Golangco.
San Ramon Hansamo Golf Tournamenthansamo
Hansamo Golf Tourney 

Supervisor Andersen attended the San Ramon Hansamo Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 24, 2013. This golf tournament is supported by the San Francisco Korean Consul General, Korean organizations and businesses. The Hansamo's mission is to support the expansion of the Korean language classes within the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) and to share Korean culture through education and cultural events.  Through this event, San Ramon Hansamo was able to raise money to support the Korean language classes at Dougherty Valley High School.

 

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Seeking Applicants for the

In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Advisory Committee and Several Other Committees advbody

 

The IHSS Public Authority is part of a continuum to help elderly and/or disabled adults and disabled children ("consumers") remain in their own homes with the support of in-home care (from "caregivers").  The Public Authority provides registry services to assist IHSS consumers in finding caregivers, and provides access to training for IHSS consumers and caregivers.

 

The Board of Supervisors established the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority Advisory Committee in March 1998.  The IHSS Advisory Committee provides advice to the Board of Supervisors and the Public Authority on the services provided.  Advisory members stay informed on issues affecting recipients and providers in the IHSS program.

 

The Advisory Committee consists of 11 members:  

  • 4 Consumers aged 60 or older,
  • 2 Consumers aged under 60,
  • One member from each Supervisorial District 

Under Board policy,  each of the following categories should have no more than one representative:  senior advocate, advocate for younger disabled, representative from the developmental disability community, IHSS individual provider, IHSS family provider, social worker, nurse, community-based organization, home health agency.  Terms of appointment are four years.

 

The District 2 Seat should be filled by a person with one of the following connections:

  • Advocate for younger disabled
  • Representative from the developmental disability community
  • Representative of a home health agency
  • A community-based organization

District 2 includes: Canyon, Alamo, Danville, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Parkmead, Rossmoor, San Ramon, Saranap, and Walnut Creek (west of Main Street).

   More open positions: 

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board
  • Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Fire Advisory Commissioners (1 alt. seat)
  • In Home Support Services Public Authority Advisory Committee
  • Mental Health Commission (1 Consumer Seat)
  • Alamo Municipal Advisory Council (1 regular seat and 1 youth representative - Alamo residents) 
  • County Service Area P-2B Citizens Advisory Committee (2 alt. seats - Alamo Residents)
  • County Service Area P-5 Citizens Advisory Committee (1 reg., 1 alt. seat - Roundhill Resident)
In addition, there are many at large seats available on a variety of advisory bodies. To find out what is available and to fill out an application, visit Contra Costa County on the web by clicking here. 

Board of Supervisors Actions boardactions  

 

Ever wonder what your Supervisor does at that weekly Tuesday Board of Supervisors Meeting? Here are some of the board actions from the month of August which impact the residents of District 2:

 

Report from Health Services Director, Contra Costa Health Plan Chief Executive Officer, and Employment and Human Services Director regarding health care reform, the Affordable Care Act, status of implementation, and the impact to residents.

 

Hearing to establish regulations for granting pipeline franchises in County rights of way, and establishing pipeline franchise fee amounts.

 

Report of the impact on pension costs of CCC Employees' Retirement Association Actuarial Valuation and Review as of 12/31/12.  With lowered rate of return, the additional cost to the County for pensions will be approximately $55 million.

 

Approve/Authorize grant applications to Contra Costa Transportation Authority for improvements to Camino Tassajara, San Ramon.

 

Approve/Authorize grant applications to Caltrans Local Assistance for the Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Road Program, for safety projects being considered along Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon.

 

Approve extension of Subdivision Agreement for a project by Gene R. Schmidt, Alamo.

 

Accept completion of improvements for a project by Ellen and James Gonsalves, Alamo.

 

Approve extension of Subdivision Agreement for a project by Randolph and Roxanne Lindsay, San Ramon.

 

Approve/Authorize the Fire Chief-ConFire, to apply for and accept excess grant funds from a proposed amendment to the 2011 FEMA Regional Assistance to Firefighters Grant for the purchase of mobile data terminals.

 

Approve/Authorize MOU Between CCC, City of San Ramon, CC Community College District for the operation of the Dougherty Station Library to enable CCC to operate the Library located at 17017 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.

 

Approve/Authorize novation contract with the City of San Ramon, to pay CCC to provide home-delivered and congregate meal services for CCC's Senior Nutrition Program.

 

Recognize 8/6/13 as National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime"; Support efforts of unincorporated communities in CCC to participate in National Night Out; Direct PWD to issue no fee permits for road closures for National Night Out events providing certain criteria are met.

 

Report from Emergency Services Division of the Sheriff's Office on recent activity of the Community Warning System, Alamo.

 

Establish specific standards and procedures for the erection and maintenance of meteorological towers.

 

Amend Resolution to provide a 2.0% increase in base pay for the CAO, Appointed Department Heads, Management, Exempt, and Unrepresented Employees and a lump sum payment of $1,000 for employees as specified.

 

Appoint Belinda Lucey to the First 5 Children and Families Commission for a three-year term, as recommended by Supervisor Candace Andersen.

 

Approve/Authorize novation contract with Golden Rain Foundation of Walnut Creek, to pay CCC to provide meal services for CCC's Senior Nutrition Program.

 

Approve/Authorize MOU w/City of San Ramon, Town of Danville, SRVUSD, San Ramon Valley FPD outlining the County's membership on the San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Citizen Corps Council, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

 

Approve/Authorize Clerk-Recorder to conduct election for City of San Ramon,  which has filed a resolution with the Contra Costa Elections Division requesting to consolidate their election with the 11/5/13 Election.

 

Select final candidate for Fire Chief and direct the CAO and HR Director to take necessary actions to complete the appointment of a new Fire Chief effective 10/1/13.

 

Accept interim report on the ConFire Fire Study from Fitch & Associates, LLC.

 

Approve/Authorize the Fire Chief of ConFire to apply for/accept a SAFER grant through FEMA Department of Homeland Security in an amount not to exceed $10,365,000.

 

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