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4-H Pancake Breakfast: Sunday April 19, 2015

It is time for the Sunol 4-H Annual Pancake Breakfast! Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 8am-noon at Sunol Glen School. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids and there will be a plant sale, bake sale, and prizes along with delicious and hearty breakfast.
This is their only fund raiser for the year and it helps with project fees, community service projects, outreach, and doing things for the town of Sunol.


Niles Canyon Artisans Niles Canyon Artisans Calendar of Events
Summer 2015

Check them out at the Niles Canyon Railroad station in Sunol, First Wednesdays in Pleasanton as well as other venues.

3rd Wednesday of each month: Sunol Citizen's Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday 6:30pm, Click for the full agenda

If you have any ideas, pictures, or other things you would like to contribute, please contact Derek Johnson at

Oct. 13, 2014: Green Waste Survey Report. Jim O'Laughlin presented a report to the resent green-waste survey to the Sunol Advisory Council. Click for the report -pdf document

Sept. 25, 2013: Cut Through traffic report presented. Donn Lobdell presented a report to the Sunol Advisory Council on the cut-through traffic on Main Street from CA-84. Click for the report and recommendations -pdf document

March 12, 2012: Agreement Signed on Sunol Quarry between Save Our Sunol and Oliver de Silva, Inc. Click for more details -pdf document or web format

Sunol CERT was started in April 2010 with the purpose of putting together the infrastructure necessary to effectively apply CERT training in the event of a disaster in our own community. Find out what you can do to prepare yourself and your neighbors in the Sunol CERT blog.


Baia Nicchia is a small farm located in Sunol, California. Baia Nicchia breeds gourmet vegetables (primarily tomatoes), and grows a variety of crops. The focus is on tomatoes, peppers, squash and herbs and edible flowers.

Contact the farm at for a weekly list of available items. For more information on the farm, follow them on twitter, or check out the Farm blog.

Sunol Farm Stand: Please contact the farm at for local pickup.

Menlo Park Farmers' Market:  Open Sundays from 9AM to 1PM.  Our stand is located at the west end of the market, across from the orchid guy. 


Back Issues of the Around Sunol column (2001-2008, by Bree K. James, and Victoria Christian) are available here.

A Place Called SunolHow did this place become Sunol? A very brief history of the town of Sunol. Where is Sunol?


Where is Sunol? A series of aerial photographs shows Sunol's place in the larger world.
Pretty PicturesHistoric photos

Pretty Pictures

Sunol Repertory ThreatreThe Sunol Repertory Theatre, an all volunteer group, produces a melodrama play each spring. Click for ticket information and pictures from previous performances. Save Our Sunol (SOS)Save Our Sunol (SOS) is a local grassroots organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the unique resources in the rural area of Sunol. The group has been fending off a brutal quarry expansion for over seven years. Site updated regularly - visit often!
Sunol Glen SchoolThe Sunol Glen Unified School District is a highly regarded and very unique, one-school school district. The school has a grand total of about 220 students (grades K-8). Litle Brown ChurchSince 1885, the Little Brown Church has been an integral part of the community. In addition to Sunday Service and weddings, the church sponsors a variety of youth and community groups.

Sunol-Ohlone WildernessThe adjoining Sunol and Ohlone Wilderness areas cover over 15,000 acres. There are picnic grounds and easy hiking and mountain biking, as well as miles of difficult back-country trails. You can bring your own horses or go for rides through Western Trail Riding Services.

Click for trail maps of Sunol Regional Wilderness as well as the Pleasanton Ridge Park and Ohlone Wilderness.

Community ParkLocated at the junction of Main St. and Kilkare, across from the Niles Canyon Railroad Depot, the Sunol Community Park is a favorite meeting spot for Sunolians and visitors alike.

Niles Canyon RailwayThe Historic Niles Canyon Railway runs its steam trains from the boarding station in Sunol through Niles Canyon on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month (more often for certain events).

Bosco's Bones and BrewBosco's Bones and Brew Elegant dining in the restaurant with a new, expanded menu. Live music in the bar on weekends! Karaoke Tuesday and Friday evenings.

Sunol's historic downtown cafe has re-opened under the management of Sunolian Mark Martin, offering cooked-to-order breakfast and lunch "every dang day." Visit the Railroad Cafe's web site for menus, history of the building and town and more, and come on in for a friendly, home-made meal. Take out orders welcome! Sunol Railroad Cafe
Elliston VineyardsVisit the Elliston Vineyards tasting room to sample a wide variety of wines. Elegant winetaster dinners are hosted Fri. and Sat. evenings in the adjoining Victorian mansion, as well as many special events. Sunol 4-HSAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Education) develops projects to support sustainable regional food and agriculture. This includes the Sunol Water Temple Agricultural Park, an 18-acre organic farm that also serves as an outdoor classroom for their school and youth group curriculum.
Sunol 4-HEvery year, the Sunol 4-H Club members bring home numerous awards for their animals from the county fair. They also work on many other projects including computers, drama, leadership and sign language. Sunol Business GuildThe Sunol Business Guild is dedicated to improving and maintaining the Town of Sunol and community.


Other Sunol businesses include the Sunol Market general store, the Whistle Stop Antique Store and the Sunol Valley Golf Club.