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More experience than project More experience than project (July 01, 2005)

Editor,

Perhaps if the Senior Project proposed by the School Board was instead called the "Senior Experience," parents and students would be more receptive to the idea. What parent doesn't want their child to have a safe, new and meaningful experience? (Just so you know, I am not a proponent of the project in its present state. There is presently only a general idea of how the project would be implemented, yet no real research and development on the curriculum.) Katherine Konner Tanager Dr.

Motorcycle Fest Thanks Motorcycle Fest Thanks (July 01, 2005)@d12sub:Editor,

The Board of Directors and staff of Axis Community Health thank our sponsors, staff, volunteers and the community for their support in making the First Annual Axis Community Health Motorcycle Festival a huge success. More than 2,000 families enjoyed a sunny day at the Carnegie Building grounds viewing amazing motorcycles, enjoying the music and refreshments, having fun at craft and game booths and browsing among the vendors' wares. We raised $15,000 from sponsorships and the drawing that will help us provide medical, mental health and substance abuse services to residents of the Tri-Valley.

Special thanks to major sponsors: Astro Business Products, Broxham Real Estate, eBase Solutions, Network Appliance, Rudolph & Sletten, Silmar Flooring, Tri-Valley Herald and TYCO Healthcare.

Additional event supporters: AHC, CHCN, Fremont Bank, Gay 90's Pizza, Garcia Law Group, J.D. Cahill Electric, Livermore Harley Davidson, McNichols, Randick and Tooliatos, Arthur Panella, DDS, Royal Wholesale Electric, UNCLE Credit Union and Valley Community Bank.

Other contributors: American Licorice, B&B Borden, Coca-Cola, Dear Jane, ImageX, Investment Real Estate Co., LLC, Panoptx, Pepsi and Shasta.

We look forward to presenting the Second Annual Axis Community Health Motorcycle Festival next year. See you there! Henry Uyehara, event chair, and committee members Laura Olson, Barbara Heilmann, Sherri Simone, Stephen Flory

D.A.R.E. made a difference D.A.R.E. made a difference (July 01, 2005)

Editor,

I am a fifth grader at Valley View Elementary School. I would like to thank the Pleasanton Police Department and the D.A.R.E. officers for teaching us how to avoid drugs and how to be safe. I would also like to thank them for putting on a great party at the Aquatic Center for the fifth graders. I think it made a difference. Daniel Duret Pleasanton


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