Malatesta new president of Pleasanton Downtown Association

Joins other new officers, board members at downtown event

Vic Malatesta, owner of Vic's All Star Kitchen on Main Street, was installed Tuesday as the new president of the Pleasanton Downtown Association.

He succeeds Pleasanton attorney Michael Hosterman, who held the post for the last two years.

Other PDA officers installed for this year were Janet Yarbrough, a certified public accountaint, as treasurer; Bernie Billen, of Valley Community Bank, as secretary; and Jim DeMersman, executive director of the Museum on Main, as president-elect.

PDA board members for the year are Chris Beratlis and Bryan Bowers, both downtown property owners; Dirk Christiansen, Studio 7 Fine Arts; Mari Kennard, Redcoats British Pub & Restaurant; Dean Mancini, Murphy's Paw; Angel Moore, Alameda County Fairgrounds Association; Michael O'Callaghan, MCT Development & Construction; Mike Peel, Keller Williams Tri-Valley Real Estate; and Mark Tanis, California Business Technology, Inc.

As last year's president, Holsterman will also serve on the board for one year.

"We are incredibly fortunate as a downtown to have such a talented and dedicated group of individuals leading our organization," said PDA executive director Laura Olson. "Our board of director members are active, engaged and care deeply about the present and future of downtown."

The annual board installation and awards mixer was held at Redcoats.

Olson said the mission of the PDA is to promote the economic vitality and hometown character of downtown Pleasanton.

"The PDA is a strong downtown community of dedicated individuals and business owners who, by cooperative efforts, community events and activities, work to make the downtown a richly rewarding place to visit and shop," Olson added.

For more information, go to the organization's website at


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Posted by Rick
a resident of Parkside
on Feb 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Congratulations Vic!

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Posted by mg
a resident of Old Towne
on Feb 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm


Why Rick? What creativity did or does Rick brings to downtown Pleasanton that will enable to bring new and innovate ideas, etc, vs same "The same old"?

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