Pleasanton Weekly

News - May 21, 2010

News digest Fair offers season passes

Season passes for the 2010 Alameda County Fair may be purchased online until June 7 for $30. Otherwise admission is adults, $10 at the gate; seniors 62 or older, $8; ages 6-12, $6; free for under 6. Prices are lower if tickets are purchased in advance. A Fun Pack is also available for $30, which includes parking, four admissions, and two Buy 1 get 1 Free Drink vouchers.

This year's Fair runs June 23 to July 11. For more information, visit or telephone 426-7600.

Honors for Callippe Preserve

Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton has once again been included on Golfweek Magazine's list of the Best Municipal Golf Courses in the nation. The 2010 list was compiled by a nationwide team of more than 475 evaluators who rated the courses on the basis of 10 standards, including routing, conditioning, variety and memorability of holes.

This marks the second time Callippe has been given the honor. The golf course, which opened in November 2005, is one of the newer courses on the list, which features some with long, established histories dating back as far as the 1920s.

Callippe Golf Course, designed by Brian Costello of JMP Golf Design Group Inc., was developed as part of an effort to create an 18-hole golf course, hiking and equestrian trails, endangered species habitat, wetland establishment and dedicated grazing land. The site is a protected habitat for the federally endangered Callippe Silverspot Butterfly, the California Tiger Salamander and the federally threatened California Red Legged Frog.

25,000 for Axis Community Health

Axis Community Health, the Tri-Valley's provider of medical, mental health, substance abuse counseling and health education services to the uninsured and underinsured, has received a $25,000 gift from the Elliott-Risedorph Fund.

"The community need for healthcare for the uninsured and underinsured is huge," says Steve Elliott. "Our hope is that our donation will serve as a call to action to others in the Tri-Valley to contribute and, by doing so, help provide care for those who don't have the resources."

Axis Community Health offers operates three facilities in Pleasanton and two in Livermore.


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