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News - January 14, 2022

News Digest

Former Dublin mayor and Chabot Las-Positas Community College District (CLPCCD) Area 5 Trustee Tim Sbranti was selected last month to serve as the new Board President for 2022.

Appointed to the board in 2019, Sbranti represents Trustee Area 5, which includes Pleasanton and Sunol as well as his hometown Dublin.

Sbranti expressed his gratitude to outgoing president and Trustee Genevieve Randolph for her service and leadership at the Dec. 14 board meeting. Randolph is moving out of the district, and therefore off of the board as well.

Currently the athletic director at Dublin High School and director of strategic initiatives at the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group (ITV), Sbranti was previously on the Dublin City Council for more than a decade and elected to three mayoral terms. An active community volunteer, Sbranti holds a bachelor's degree and teaching credential in government and education from California State University, Sacramento.

The San Ramon Valley Diversity Coalition is inviting members of the public to an open mic event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at city hall in San Ramon.

Community members are invited to share their reflections on how Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, work, and continued legacy have impacted their lives via poetry, spoken word performances, and speeches. The event is hosted by the coalition, as well as the Town of Danville, the City of San Ramon, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, District 2 Supervisor Candace Andersen.

Sunflower Hill was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Clif Family Foundation to support several of the nonprofit organization's programs including maintaining and operating the Sunflower Hill Garden.

Tools, materials and supplies for the organization's Hands-On Garden Group Program will be purchased with the grant funds. Sunhill will also use the funds to maintain organic produce donations.

Located at Hagemann Ranch in Livermore, the Sunflower Hill Garden produces thousands of organic produce annually with the help of program participants and volunteers. Participants are local adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who learn important life skills through the horticultural program. The bounty is harvested and then donated to other local nonprofit organizations.

The Clif Family Foundation also awarded a grant to support Sunflower Hill's Hands-On Garden Group program in 2021.


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