CONCERNED ABOUT TRAFFIC through Sunol?
Yes, there have been numerous attempts to calm the storm of
traffic flying through Sunol at rush hour, but so far, the problem
is still with us. The issue has come to the attention of the
California Highway Patrol, and they're anxious to meet with
townsfolk to discuss what might be done.
Representatives form the Dublin CHP office invite the residents
and businesses of Sunol to voice their traffic complaints, concerns
and ideas Thursday, August 28 at 6 p.m. at Sunol Glen School.
Officer John Soto at Dublin CHP is our contact and he can be
reached at 925-828-0466.
WINE LOVERS WEEKEND: The Livermore Valley Wine Country
22nd Annual Harvest Celebration takes place Sunday and Monday,
August 31 and September 1. Little Valley, Fenestra, Chouinard,
Westover and Thomas Coyne will be presenting Blues in the Vineyards
both days. The Westenders - those wineries here in Sunol, owned
by Sunolians, or on Palomares Road in Castro Valley - will be
offering food, wine and blues for your enjoyment. Elliston plans
"a weekend long extravaganza filled with wine tasting,
barbecue lunch and live music."
All 24 wineries in the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
will be participating in the Harvest Celebration festivities.
There will be great food and wines, live music, local crafts
and warm wine country hospitality, so get your tickets early.
A two-day ticket costs $35 in advance or $40 the day of the
event and includes wine tasting, a logo glass and transportation
between wineries. There is also a non-drinking tour ticket available
for $5. The hours of the tour will be noon to 5 p.m. both days
and you can call 925-447-wine for tickets and more information.
FLEA MARKET REPORT: The fabulous Sunol Glen Flea Market
exceeded its goal of raising $4,000 for the school's arts, music
and computer programs! Co-chairs Nancy Davis and Lori Nielsen
send a great big thank-you to the generous folks who donated
items, the happy shoppers who shopped 'til they dropped, and
of course the incredible volunteers who put it together, worked
through it and cleaned up afterward. All that in record hot
temperatures - way to go!
THE PARK AWAITS: Don't let your summer end without a
visit to Sunol Regional Wilderness. There are two very cool
events still to come this month, combining outdoor fun and education.
On Saturday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. there's a new
workshop from the Educator's Academy series. A Day in Pre-Columbian
California, led by historian and naturalist Norm Kidder, is
an all-day workshop exploring "life as it may have been
before crowds and modern technology replaced direct contact
The day will be spent hunting and collecting and finding resources
to accomplish a variety of tasks. After the day's adventures,
the group will gather on mats under a shade shelter to cook,
eat and practice the skills needed for daily life in the Stone
Age. You will re-enter the modern world with a friction fire
set, basic stone tools, a bone awl, an appeased appetite and
an understanding of house construction, fire, tracking, hunting,
fishing, foraging and more. This workshop is for adults only,
and offers a personal, meaningful context for teaching about
California Indians or early man.
The fee for the workshop is $45 for Sunol residents and $51
for non-residents. Financial assistance is available for low-income
families. Please call 510-636-1684 to reserve your spot.
Families looking for an afternoon of fun and high quality shared
time, the Science for Tykes series is having an "End of
Summer Splashdown" on Saturday, August 30 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Naturalist Cindy Taylor will take four- to eight-year-old budding
scientists and their families on a very special stream walk.
"We'll become water droplets in the Alameda Creek watershed
and enter the river," Cindy explained, "following
the streambed back to our starting point."
Cindy said to prepare for a possible head-to-toe drenching,
slippery algae, and other obstacles, so wear closed-toed shoes
and keep a change of clothes in the car. Participants will meet
at the end of the picnic loop near Camp Ohlone Road gate. The
fee is $6 for residents and $8 for non-residents and registration
is required (925-862-2601).