SUNOL IS A DOG-LOVING TOWN. We take our dogs seriously here, especially
given that the dear departed Bosco served as the town's once
and only mayor. So it is with pride and the hope of eventual
historical significance that I introduce downtown Sunol's latest
mascot, D-o-g. No, that's not a typo
Connie Hoffman, of
Little Valley Vineyard's bistro, has adopted an adorable puppy
and named him D-o-g, pronounced "Diogi," which sounds
like the name of an Italian prince.
We don't know if D-o-g has royal lineage, as he is basically,
shall we say, of mixed genetic background, but we do know he
has some big ol' feet and will someday be the master of his
realm. In the meantime, he sits outside the bistro, charming
all who pass into a head scratch at the very least. Somewhere
in heaven, Bos is watching his development closely to see if
he has what it takes to be a true Sunol mascot.
SCHOOL BOARD NEWS: Bob Foster, elected in last October's recall
to replace Mike Cerny, and Guin Van Dyke, appointed by the board
to fill Bob Chisholm's seat when he resigned, will be unopposed
in the November election. "Our school board is stabilizing
very well, and we are all working together to make this school
year one of Sunol Glen's best ever," said Superintendent-Principal
Diane Everett. "Enrollment is up, as is morale, and I'd
like to thank our marketing committee for their excellent efforts,"
The actual number of students who will start school at Sunol
Glen on August 27 won't be known until that first day bell rings.
Such is the case with all schools, as families change their
plans right up to the last minute. "We can say, however,
that it looks like we will have at least 180 students, a nice
increase from last year," Diane said. "Sunol Glen
has always been a very special school, and though we had to
weather some difficult times last year, the character and quality
we are known for is back in a big way."
There will be a school board meeting tomorrow in the school
library at 7 p.m. One of the issues to be discussed is the possible
tabling of further discussion regarding increasing the board
from three to five trustees. The board is planning to send a
letter to residents inquiring as to community interest in this
matter, as there has been little indication that many townsfolk
see the need for the change. If you would like to weigh in personally
on this matter, please come to Tuesday evening's meeting.
PARK PROGRESS: Saturday was a work day in the Sunol Community
Park, organized by Jim O'Laughlin, Park Chairperson for the
Sunol Business Guild. As this column is filed on Fridays, I'm
hoping lots of volunteers showed up to help move the old container
next to the new one, prune trees along the pathway and install
the new walking path around the perimeter of the park.
That covers two of three goals the Guild hopes can be achieved
by October 6, the date of the Great Sunol Bed Races and Chili
Cook-Off. The third is to erect a trellis where the old stage
was. "The foundations have been poured and work is continuing
on that," Jim said. If you have questions about plans for
the park and/or would like to get involved, give Jim a call
at 925-862-2550. "Drop by and see what is happening with
the park," Jim concluded. "It's starting to look like