Pinole community guide - City of Pinole

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Pinole community guide - City of Pinole

Pinole community guide

• • • FALL 2011

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A l l y o u e v e r

w a n t e d t o k n o w

a b o u t l i v i n g ,

w o r k i n g a n d

playing in Pinole!

Visit our web site at www.ci.pinole.ca.us


general information

• • • INDEx & REGISTRATION • • •

General Information

How to Register ............................................................................ Page 2

city Services & meetings

City Services .................................................................................. Page 3

Community Services .................................................................... Page 3

City Meetings ................................................................................ Page 3

City Hall Hours .............................................................................. Page 3

Facilities, Parks & organizations

Pinole Facility Rentals .................................................................. Page 4

Pinole Parks ................................................................................... Page 4

Community Organizations ........................................................... Page 4

Community News

Library ............................................................................................ Page 5

Be Part Of The Solution ................................................................ Page 5

PoliceDepartment News

Pinole Youth Academy ................................................................. Page 6

Providing Personal Information .................................................. Page 6

Personal Safety Tips ..................................................................... Page 6

The Vital Link ................................................................................. Page 7

Community Development News

Heritage Park Cottages ................................................................. Page 8

Old Bank Building ......................................................................... Page 8

Tina’s Place Opens ........................................................................ Page 8

Community Arts

Pinole Community Players ........................................................... Page 9

School Of Performing Arts ........................................................... Page 9

Pinole Arts Center ......................................................................... Page 9

Senior Center

Fitness Classes: Balance Class .................................................. Page 10

Fitness Classes: Aerobic Exercise ............................................. Page 10

Fitness Classes: Weight Training ............................................... Page 10

Fitness Classes: Tai Chi .............................................................. Page 10

Fitness Classes: Yoga ................................................................. Page 10

Dances: Ballroom Dance, 21 Years + ......................................... Page 10

Dances: Country Western Line Dance ....................................... Page 10

Special Services: Outreach To The Homebound ...................... Page 10

HOW TO REGISTER FOR PINOLE RECREATION ACTIVITIES

To receive a registration form, you may download it at www.ci.pinole.

ca.us or call the Recreation Department at (510) 741-2999 to have one

sent to you.

If leaving a voicemail message, please be sure to spell out your name

and address to have a form mailed to you or spell out your e-mail

address to have a form e-mailed.

online

• Go to the City of Pinole website: www.ci.pinole.ca.us

• On the home page, scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click on

the “Online Rec Registration” icon and follow the prompts.

By mAil

• Fill out the registration form and enclose a check payable to the ‘City

Senior center continued

Special Services: Special Programs .......................................... Page 10

Special Services: Spa Services .................................................. Page 10

Food Services: Daily Lunch ........................................................ Page 10

Food Services: Special Theme Luncheon ................................. Page 10

Food Services: Old-Fashioned Pancake Breakfast ................... Page 10

Evening Activities: Wednesday Evening Activities .................. Page 11

Evening Activities: Bingo ........................................................... Page 11

Long Distance Trips: Santa Fe Holiday ..................................... Page 11

Long Distance Trips: Rose Parade New Year’s by Rail ............. Page 11

Day Trips: Thunder Valley Casino .............................................. Page 11

Day Trips: Beach Blanket Babylon .............................................. Page 11

Senior center classes ................................................................ Page 12

Community Events

Art and Wine in the Park ............................................................ Page 13

Pinole Recreation 1st Annual Golf Tournament ....................... Page 13

Tri-Tip Dinner Fundraiser ........................................................... Page 13

City-Wide Garage Sale ............................................................... Page 13

Halloween Carnival & Haunted House ...................................... Page 13

Veterans’ Day Memorial & Flag Retirement Ceremony .......... Page 13

Youth Center 10th Gala & Silent Auction .................................. Page 13

Holiday Tree Lighting Festival ................................................... Page 13

Holiday Craft Fair ........................................................................ Page 13

New Year’s Eve Party .................................................................. Page 13

Youth Services

After School Care ........................................................................ Page 14

Activities & Homework Club ...................................................... Page 14

Tutoring ....................................................................................... Page 14

Leaders-In-Training (Lit) ............................................................. Page 14

Pinole Youth Commission - Free! .............................................. Page 14

Haunted House Committee - Free! ............................................ Page 14

Break Week Recess Camps ........................................................ Page 14

Soccer Lessons ........................................................................... Page 15

Tiny Tots ...................................................................................... Page 15

Support the Senior Center &

Recreation Department

Win a Week at a Maui Penthouse .............................................. Page 16

Sands of Kahana in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, 7 days/6 nights

of Pinole’ or complete the credit card portion of the payment form.

• Mail the completed form to: Pinole Recreation Dept., 635 Tennent

Ave., Pinole, CA 94564

By FAX

• Fill out the registration form and complete the credit card portion of

the payment form.

• Fax the completed form to: (510) 724-1528

in PeRSon

• Registration may be completed in person at the Pinole Recreation

Department/Pinole Youth Center at 635 Tennent Ave., Pinole.

• Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Summer hours may vary, please call (510) 724-9062 to confirm.

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• • • CITY SERVICES & MEETINGS • • •

CITY SERVICES

city oF Pinole ..................................................... www.ci.pinole.ca.us

city HAll ................................................................................... 724-9000

2131 Pear Street, Pinole, CA 94564 ................ cityhall@ci.pinole.ca.us

city cleRk ................................................................................ 724-8928

............................................................................cityclrk@ci.pinole.ca.us

Information regarding City Council meetings, voter registration and

City elections

community develoPment ............................................... 724-9828

..........................................................................housing@ci.pinole.ca.us

..............................................................redevelopment@ci.pinole.ca.us

.........................................................................planning@ci.pinole.ca.us

Building & Planning ................................................................. 724-9847

Economic Development .......................................................... 724-9830

Affordable Housing .................................................................. 724-9808

Code Enforcement .................................................................... 724-9843

PuBlic WoRkS ......................................................................... 724-9010

.......................................................................... pubwks@ci.pinole.ca.us

Engineering & Maintenance: Graffiti Hotline ......................... 724-9010

PeRSonnel ................................................................................ 724-9006

Job Hotline ............................................................................... 724-9007

Police ......................................................................................... 724-8950

880 Tennent Avenue .......................................... police@ci.pinole.ca.us

Crime Prevention ...................................................................... 724-9838

Crime Stoppers ......................................................................... 799-8255

emeRgency ........................................................................................ 911

Emergency Calls in Pinole with a cell phone ......................... 724-1111

FiRe ............................................................................................... 724-8970

880 Tennent Avenue ............................................... fire@ci.pinole.ca.us

RecReAtion .............................................................................. 724-9062

635 Tennent Avenue ................................... recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us

SenioR centeR ........................................................................ 724-9800

2500 Charles Avenue ......................................... seniors@ci.pinole.ca.us

youtH centeR ......................................................................... 724-9004

635 Tennent Avenue ...........................................youth@ci.pinole.ca.us

tiny totS ................................................................................... 724-8965

2454 Simas Avenue

SWim centeR ............................................................................ 724-9025

2450 Simas Avenue

ScHool oF PeRFoRming ARtS .......................................... 724-9844

SPoRtS & FitneSS centeR ................................................. 724-9062

1575 Mann Drive

cABle tv .................................................................................... 741-3862

..............................................................................pinoletv@pinole.ca.us

COMMuNITY SERVICES

cHAmBeR oF commeRce ..................................................... 724-4484

P.O. Box 1, Pinole, CA 94564 .......................PinoleChamber@yahoo.com

Pinole liBRARy ....................................................................... 758-2741

2935 Pinole Valley Road, Pinole, CA 94564

WeSt contRA coStA uniFied ScHool diStRict ...... 231-1100

1108 Bissell Ave., Richmond, CA 94802

CITY MEETINGS - OPEN TO PubLIC

city council/ RedeveloPment Agency

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:00 P.M. ........ Council Chambers

community SeRviceS commiSSion

4th Wednesday of the month, 7:00 P.M. ................. Council Chambers

edHAc (Economic Development and Housing Advisory Committee)

2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 P.M. ...................... Community Room

PlAnning commiSSion

2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 P.M. ...................... Council Chambers

tAPS (Traffic and Pedestrian Safety) Committee

3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 P.M. ................. Community Room

youtH commiSSion

1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:00 P.M.................... Youth Center

CITY HALL HOuRS

All city Hall Administrative Services are now consolidated on

the second floor.

This includes: Administration, City Manager, Business Licensees, Public

Works, Building and Planning.

city HAll oPen HouRS

monday - thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

city Hall is closed to the public

from noon to 1:00 p.m. each day for lunch

and all day on Friday.

Employees will still be working, but they will not be able to serve the

public on this day of the week.

When the counters are closed, the City’s main line of 724-9000 will

utilize the telephone tree to direct callers to their needed services.

Direct phones will still ring to employee’s desks. With fewer staff to

handle all of our duties, staff will be relying more heavily on the voicemail

system. Staff will be checking voice-mail and email regularly, and

returning calls as promptly as possible.

As our economic condition improves, these service hours will be

evaluated and changes will be made as appropriate.

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• • • FACILITIES, PARkS & ORGANIzATIONS • • •

PINOLE FACILITY RENTALS

SenioR centeR mAin HAll

2500 Charles Ave., Pinole

(510) 724-9802, seniors@ci.pinole.ca.us

The main hall is approximately 4,000

square feet and seats approximately

250 people. This hall can be used

for weddings, receptions, classes,

meetings and parties. A full service kitchen is available and there is

plenty of parking. Babysitting service available.

RENTAL FEES: 5-hour time period

Resident $625; Non-Resident $775 Additional Fees May Apply

Non-Profit Organization Rates Available

youtH centeR cluBHouSe

635 Tennent Ave., Pinole

(510) 724-9004, youth@ci.pinole.ca.us

Rent the Youth Center for birthdays,

baby showers, retirement parties,

anniversaries, receptions, and more!

Includes full use of games, and

computers to provide entertainment for kids.

RENTAL FEES: 4-hour time period

Resident: $250; Non-Residents $325; Additional Fees May Apply

Non-Profit Organization Rates Available

youtH centeR cluBHouSe BABySitting SeRvice

635 Tennent Ave., Pinole

(510) 724-9004, youth@ci.pinole.ca.us

Are you planning on having a party

at your house or another location and

want everyone’s kids supervised but

not underfoot? Bring them to the Youth

Center and let us watch them for you!

Our professional staff will supervise the kids in a fun environment

with full use of the Pinole Youth Center Clubhouse, including the

computer room and game room. Staff will drive the kids to one dropoff

location at the end of the event. Please provide an appropriate

amount of food and beverage for each child. Permission slips must

be signed by legal parent/guardian for every child.

FEES: $25 per hour, per 10 children

AleX clARk Room

880 Tennent Ave.

(510) 741-2999, recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us

This facility is available for non-profit organization meetings and

trainings.

RENTAL FEES: per meeting

Pinole Organizations $10 per meeting

Non-Pinole Organizations $25 per meeting

PARkS & AtHletic FAcility RentAlS

(510) 741-2999, recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us

• Fernandez Park BBQ Area and Gazebo

Pinole Valley Park BBQ Area

Pinole Tennis Courts

• Baseball/Softball and Soccer Fields at

Fernandez Park and Pinole Valley Park

Pinole SPoRtS & FitneSS centeR gymnASium

1575 Mann Dr., Pinole

(510) 724-9062, recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us

Rent the Gym for your group activity or sports league.

This is a beautiful new facility that is perfect for basketball,

volleyball, dance and exercise classes.

RENTAL FEES : Resident: $60/hr; Non-Resident $80/hr

Nonprofit Organizations – Pinole: $45/hr; Non-Pinole: $50/hr

PINOLE PARkS

• Amber Swartz Park...............................................3450

Savage Avenue

• Bayfront Park..............................................................1

Tennent Avenue

• Canyon Drive Park ................................................... 1818 Canyon Drive

• Fernandez Park.......................................................595

Tennent Avenue

Basketball courts, baseball field, BBQ pits, gazebo

• Hugh Young Park .............................3760 Victor Street, off Simas Ave.

• Louis Francis Park.....................................................596

Marlesta Road

• Meadow Park .......................................................1095 Nob Hill Avenue

Pinole Valley Dog Park ....................................................... Adobe Road

Pinole Valley Park ............................................3790 Pinole Valley Road

Baseball field, soccer field

Pinole Grove/Hazel Downer Thornton Picnic/BBQ Grove .....1267 Adobe Rd

• Pinon Park ...............................................................1600 Primrose Lane

• Sarah Drive Park ...................................... 1850 Sarah Drive, near Shea

• View Park.................................................................

2021 Henry Avenue

• Wilson Point Park............................................

end of Pinole Shores Dr.

COMMuNITY ORGANIzATIONS

4-H Club: County Office (Pleasant Hill) ..............................(925) 646-6543

Arts: Pinole Community Players and Pinole Young Actors ..... (510) 724-3669

Baseball & Tee Ball Ages 5-16 ............................................(510) 433-9943

Pinole/Hercules Little League

Baseball: Pinole Baseball Association ...............................(510) 919-5322

Baseball: Pinole Pony, Colt, Palomino Baseball League ..(510) 724-2105

Boy Scouts of America ........................................................(925) 674-6100

Camp Fire U.S.A. (East Bay Office) ....................................(510) 644-6375

Chamber of Commerce (P.O. Box 1) ..................................(510) 724-4484

East Bay Regional Park District (Pt. Pinole)

www.ebrpd.org ................................................................(510) 635-0135

Exchange Club (P.O. Box 515, Pinole) ................................(510) 758-4710

Football: West County Spartans

Youth Football/Cheerleaders ...........................................(510) 724-4012

Garden Club (P.O. Box 25, Pinole) ......................................(510) 724-4612

Girl Scouts of America ........................................................(510) 562-8470

Library: Friends of the Library ...........................................(510) 758-2741

Lion’s Club ............................................................................(510) 222-9331

Pinole Artisans .....................................................................(510) 724-2008

Pinole Historical Society (P.O. Box 285, Pinole)

www.pinolehistoricalsociety.org ........................................(510) 724-9507

Rotary Club (P.O. Box 386, Pinole) ......................................(510) 812-4899

Soccer: West Contra Costa Youth Soccer League .............(510) 869-5288

Softball: Girls, Ages 7-18, Pinole Hercules Little League ....(510) 433-9943

Softball: Pinole Hercules Adult Softball League ..............(510) 799-8295

Sportsman Club (Private/Non-City) ....................................(510) 222-1953

Swimming: Pinole Seals Swim Club (P.O. Box 516, Pinole) .... (510) 758-7566

Tennis: Pinole Tennis Club, pinoletennisclub@aol.com ...(510) 758-1658

West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club .................(510) 215-4646

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• • • COMMuNITY NEWS • • •

PINOLE LIbRARY

2935 Pinole valley Rd. Pinole, cA 94564, (510) 758-2741

Hours

Monday: 10am – 6pm; Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 2am – 8pm; Thursday: Closed

Friday: 12pm – 5pm; Saturday: 12pm – 5pm

Activities

every monday at 10:30am

Songs, stories and games for the up to

three-years-old crowd.

twice a month Wednesdays at 2:30pm

Teens & Tweens join us twice a month after school and play wii,

board games and more.

every Fourth Wednesday at 6:00pm

Prepare for the fog and knit something with our Hooks & Needles

knitting club. This year we’re knitting with a greater purpose in mind

as we’re making scarves to give to the homeless and others in need

through St. Anthony’s Dining Hall in San Francisco. Contact Cora at

the library for more details.

every Fourth Saturday at 2:00pm

Twisted Quilters put a modern twist on this classical American art form

the fourth Saturday of every month at 2:00. Sewers are also invited!

every Friday at 4:00pm

Mindful Meditation. Take the stress out of the week with our

meditation group

Wednesday, Sept. 7th at 7:00pm – little laura Storytime

Join us for a special storytime from a local author, Laura Lee! She’ll

be reading from her new book, Little Laura and the Birthday Surprise-

-learn some Mandarin Chinese, sing along, hear a story! Everyone is

welcome to come out and have fun and meet the author.

Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 6:00pm – deeper into meditation

Dr. Zaslove, a Board certified psychiatrist and long-time meditator

leads this helpful and stimulating workshop for old and new

meditators, Demonstrating the most natural and effective techniques

of meditation, and giving many useful directions for deepening and

stabilizing our meditation practices to gain more inner bliss and peace.

Wednesday october 5th at 7:00pm – the lizard lady

Lizard Lady’s Reptiles is the wildlife experience that children love!

Since 1985 this kid pleasing show has visited thousands of kids.

Each show consists of 10 to 13 snakes, lizards and tortoise from the

deserts, forests, grasslands and rainforest.

Wednesday, nov. 2nd at 7:00 p.m. – Randel mcgee & groark

The hilarious antics and frolicking high energy of Randel McGee’s

pal Groark the Dragon leaves the audience in stitches. This perfect

comedic pair has been together for over 27 years; in fact they have

become inseparable (at least on stage). People quickly relate to

this loveable yet mischievous dragon as he stumbles through the

mishaps of life.

Wednesday, dec. 7th at 7:00 p.m. – make Holiday Banners!

Learn how to make a festive banner for the holidays! Using a

combination of fabrics, ribbons, papers and trims we will create a

holiday banner that can be used to decorate any part of your home.

Using these same techniques and different papers, you can also

make banners for a number of occasions like Birthdays, Graduations,

Anniversaries and more. Bring your scissors. All other supplies will

be provided.

Friends of the Pinole Library Fall book Sale

Saturday, october 1st

Thousands of donated books in excellent condition will be on sale.

The Book Sale will be organized so you can easily locate your favorite

categories, from art to mysteries to travel to young adults and so

many more topics. Find a wealth and diversity of topics and media:

books on tape, DVD’s, videotapes, CD’s, and puzzles, too. Doors open

for members of the Friends of the Library at 9 am, and the general

public at 10 am.

Classical Guitar and Holiday Music

with Glenn Staller

Wednesday, december 14th at noon

At the Pinole Senior Center Holiday Luncheon. Tickets are $8 each

and may be purchased at the Senior Center. The Friends of the Pinole

Library proudly present this special holiday concert in collaboration

with the Pinole Library and the Pinole Senior Center. Glenn plays

classical guitar and seasonal favorite tunes.

bE PART OF THE SOLuTION

Help Vital Pinole Community Services Thrive

Due to the City budget crisis, the City’s contribution to the Recreation

Department was cut by 88% and the Pinole Swim Center is slated to

close next year. The Pinole Recreation Department is now an Enterprise

Fund, which means that by next fiscal year it must be fully cost recovery.

In order to become completely self-sufficient, we raise revenue through

fees from service, donations, grants and fundraisers.

The Recreation Department is fortunate to have community non-profit

partners that have stepped up to provide additional funding for the

Youth and Senior Centers and a dedicated volunteer effort to raise

the funds needed to keep the Swim Center open. The Pinole Youth

Foundation is donating over $60,000 to the Youth Center this year.

And the Pinole Area Senior Foundation, Pinole Senior Center Club and

senior members raised $75,000 through a successful Spring Pledge

Drive. There is still more fundraising to do and you can help in ways

both small and big.

• Get involved with the Swim Center fundraising effort – share ideas,

be on the steering committee, donate a few dollars.

• Get outdoors and hit a few golf balls at the Pinole Recreation

Department Golf Tournament on Sept. 26th.

Got season tickets for sports or theatre – or a week at a timeshare?

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Donate some extra tickets or time that you can’t use to the Pinole Youth

Center’s 10th Anniversary Gala & Silent Auction. It’s tax-deductible!

Buy a raffle ticket – it’s only $25 dollars and you could win a week at

a luxury suite in Maui worth over $3,500.

•Bring your kids and have fun at the Halloween Carnival & Haunted

House on October 29th.

Be a Hole Sponsor at the Golf Tournament for only $150.

Enjoy a yummy Kinder’s Tri-Tip Dinner with the works at the Pinole

Senior Center on Sept. 10th.

Host a garage sale! Register for the City-Wide Garage Sale and make

money from your old treasures.

Come say hi at the Swim Center, Senior Center, Youth Center,

Tiny Tots or School of Performing Arts and give us your thoughts,

suggestions and feedback.

For information, contact Recreation director Amy Wooldridge

at (510) 724-9062 or recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us


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• • • POLICE DEPARTMENT • • •

POLICE YOuTH ACADEMY

Conducted by the

Pinole Police Department - FREE

Are you interested in how the police do their job? Want an

inside view of how crimes are investigated? then here’s your

chance to step into the world of “cSi.”

the class is every Saturday, october 1, 2011 through november

5, 2011 (6 sessions) from 9:00a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Class topics include:

• Criminal Investigations

• Drug Enforcement

• Crime Scene Processing/Evidence Collection

• Personal Safety

• Juvenile Procedures

• Tour of the Police Facility & County Jail

• Traffic Enforcement & Accident Investigation

• Driving/Shooting Simulator

• Emergency Vehicle Driving Course

For more information please call Al chavarria

at (510) 724-8961

PROVIDING PERSONAL INFO

In today’s information based environment, protecting personal

information is as important to your overall safety as the aforementioned

strategies. Often we give out our name, address and phone number

without a second thought. In a perfect world, companies would protect

your personal information. Unfortunately, this is not often the case.

Below are practical prevention tips on how you can protect your

personal information yourself:








Always read the fine print on sales agreements. By signing you

may also be giving the organization permission to add your name

to a marketing list. Check the “no thanks” box, or write and initial

a short note on the document saying you don’t want your personal

information shared with anyone else.

Many retail stores ask for your name, address and telephone number

when you make a purchase. If the store cannot give you a satisfactory

reason for collecting the information, don’t give it out.

Information collected on product warranty cards is very often used for

marketing purposes. You are not required to send in a filled warranty

card - your receipt is all you need to make a warranty claim.

Charities and other fund-raising organizations often share donor

lists with one another. If you make a donation and do not want your

personal information to be given to any other charities, enclose a

note with your payment.

If you don’t want your personal information out there, avoid

filling out ballots for “free draws” or other promotions. These are

surefire ways to get your contact information on a junk mail or

telemarketing list.

Many stores offer “rewards” or “points” programs. Often stores

see your participation as consent to share your information without

directly asking for your permission. If you want to avoid getting junk

mail or other promotional material, either don’t join these programs,

or ask the stores not to share your personal information.

Look through a copy of any magazines to which you subscribe. Most

mention they may give your name and address to other companies

for one reason or another. They also offer you the opportunity to opt

out of this “service”. Do it!

PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS

On The Street

Continued from the Summer Guide Edition

• Never hitchhike! It’s not worth the risk!

• Be very careful using outside ATMs at night or in unfamiliar surroundings.

• Walk in the middle of the sidewalk facing oncoming traffic.

• Try not to overload yourself with items. Keep your hands as free as

possible.

• Do not wear music headphones while walking or jogging.

• Do not read while walking or standing on a sidewalk.

• If you wear a purse with a shoulder strap, be prepared to let it go if

snatched. Otherwise you could be knocked down and hurt.

• Men can carry a second wallet with a few dollar bills expired credit

cards. If confronted at knife or gun point, give the suspect the second

wallet and concentrate on a good physical description to give police.

• If you carry a purse, carry it close to your body, preferably in front.

Carry no more money or credit cards than you absolutely need.

On Public Transportation

• Don’t tell anyone on a bus or subway where you are going.

• Stay awake and alert.

• Have exact change ready.

• Sit as close to the driver as possible.

• If you sense someone is following you when you get off, walk toward

other people or to an open business.

In A building

Police youth Academy

• Avoid isolated corridors or hallways.

• Be extra careful in stairwells and isolated or poorly-lighted

restrooms.

• Avoid entering an elevator occupied by only one other unknown

person.

• In an elevator, stand near the controls and locate the emergency

button.

• If you are assaulted in an elevator, hit the emergency or alarm button

and press as many floor buttons as possible.

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• • • POLICE DEPARTMENT • • •

THE VITAL LINk

As everyone knows, if you have a problem that requires police or fire

response, you place a telephone call and the proper assistance shows

up at your door. Though this process may seem almost automatic to

you, it is not. Behind the scenes, often overlooked in their contribution

to the system, is the dispatcher. It is their job to answer the call, assess

the need, and send the appropriate people or equipment. The success

of the entire response begins with them. Their actions determine the

speed and accuracy with which help is supplied.

The Pinole Police Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) employs

seven dispatchers who are responsible for handling the calls for

the cities of Pinole and Hercules. Last year, over 49,000 incidents

– both calls from the public and calls originating from police units

in the field – were processed through the center. Of those, 6,023

were received on 911. Ninety-one percent (91%) of these 911 calls

were answered within the first five seconds; 98.5% were answered

within the first ten. In fact, all but six (6) calls were answered within

thirty seconds. Considering the volume of calls and radio traffic, this

number is nothing short of remarkable.

But a dispatcher does more than answer the telephone. Police units rely

on the communication center to conduct records checks on vehicles

and property through the Department of Motor Vehicles and other

State automated systems, keep accurate times and information in a

computer-aided dispatch system, place phone calls for them, monitor

their status and send appropriate assistance when needed.

The Pinole Dispatch Center also monitors a sophisticated camera

system covering the Fitzgerald shopping center, Fernandez Park,

the Senior Center, and the police department itself. When a crime is

reported, the dispatcher is often able to view the area, give updates to

responding units and obtain suspect and vehicle descriptions. Many

crimes are solved by the dispatcher locating the suspect and/or suspect

vehicle on the camera and “following” it from camera to camera, noting

where property may have been dropped or stashed, and establishing a

continuous surveillance that can then be used in Court.

The City of Pinole uses the Pinole Police Dispatch Center as the answering

point for alarms from the various facilities spread throughout the City.

When an alarm is received, the dispatcher creates a call and dispatches

police or fire personnel, as needed. The dispatcher monitors gates and

entry into the Public Safety Building. They also handle the emergency

notification system and after hour call out for Public Works.

When possible, Dispatchers monitor a scanner and radio traffic from

other jurisdictions. When a call is heard that is relevant to either Pinole

or Hercules – such as a vehicle pursuit or an officer-safety bulletin –

the dispatcher relays the information to personnel on the street. Since

crimes are transient, it is important to relay information to officers who

may encounter the perpetrator(s). For example, if a broadcast is heard

from Richmond of an interrupted residential burglary with a vehicle

and suspect information, relaying that information to field units in

Pinole and Hercules allows them to watch for the suspect(s). At times,

the information may lead to an apprehension of a suspect for another

agency or provide suspect(s) information for similar cases occurring in

Pinole and Hercules.

Pinole Dispatchers often assist in the investigation of crimes. They

compile photo line-ups for officers, research individuals, transmit

photographs to units in the field, provide known associates and check

probation statuses.

Unique to West Contra Costa County, Pinole Dispatch staff is responsible

for all computer entries. They enter missing persons, stolen vehicles

and property, wanted persons and process agency warrants. They send

out teletypes and abstracts. They also authorize the release of towed

and impounded vehicles after hours.

The personnel in the Pinole Dispatch center are dedicated, caring

individuals. Though this position does not require a lot of education, it

does take a particular type of person. Multi-tasking skills are essential,

as is the ability to stay calm under any circumstance. They are not

afforded the luxury of taking a break if they are feeling overwhelmed –

they must continue to function to ensure the safety of patrol personnel

and the citizens of Pinole and Hercules.

Probably the greatest virtue of the Pinole Dispatch Center is the rapidity

with which information is relayed. For example, a carjacking call was

received in Hercules. The two dispatchers worked efficiently together,

were able to gather and radio information quickly and subsequently the

vehicle was stopped about four blocks from the crime scene as it was

leaving the area. Likewise, in a man with a gun call in Pinole last year,

from the time the call was first answered, to the first radio broadcast

going out, it was under five seconds. Because of the quick relaying of

information, the suspect was apprehended in that case as well. Fast

police response does not happen without fast processing through the

dispatch center.

often unacknowledged, Pinole’s dispatchers are the vital link.

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general information

• • • DEVELOPMENT NEWS • • •

HERITAGE PARk COTTAGES

Sold

The Redevelopment Agency is pleased to welcome two West Contra

Costa Unified School district teachers and a Bank of America employee

to the ranks of Pinole homeowners. Numerous households applied

for the opportunity to purchase the three affordably-priced homes

that were developed by the City’s Redevelopment Agency. Applicants’

financial and personal records were reviewed to establish eligibility,

and eligible applicants were sorted using a point system. Applicants

received preference points for items such as the following: veteran,

Pinole teachers, people who work in Pinole, people who live in Pinole,

and more.

Before and after

Pinole’s Redevelopment Agency is required by California Redevelopment

Law to use 20% of tax increment to assure that affordable housing is

available for moderate and lower income households in Pinole. Prior to

2003, the Agency’s focus had been on rental housing. After 2003, the

Agency began to consider constructing affordable homes that could

be owned by households in various income categories. The vision

included good quality homes that would withstand the test of time and

of which we could all be proud. Heritage Park Cottages meets that goal.

The homes include quaint design elements and an Old Town Pinole/

Victorian character.

The three homes sold for a total of $538,300. The escrows closed in

July and August. As required by California Redevelopment Law, the

proceeds will be used for future affordable housing projects.

The Heritage Park Phase II project provides affordable housing to

lower-income households, and the project benefited the neighboring

community with a park and right-of-way improvements. Before the

project, the land was blighted with overgrown landscape. Today, the

area includes a landscaped public trail that meanders from Buena

Vista Drive to San Pablo Avenue, three beautiful homes, a fire hydrant,

improved drainage, and a sidewalk.

OLD bANk buILDING

Moving forward with retenanting

the old bank of pinole building

The City continues to work to bring a new business to Old Town

through the planned retenanting the Old Bank of Pinole Building. The

City-owned building is located at 2361 San Pablo Avenue was most

recently occupied by the Flower Cart. The prime commercial space

is approximately 2,800 square feet including the enclosed outdoor

patio area and, with appropriate improvements, could accommodate a

commercial, retail, or food service user.

The City plans to utilize a professional commercial real estate broker to

assist in finding a new user

for the space. The broker

will help the City identify

appropriate leasing terms

and assess the financial

qualifications of potential

users.

Earlier this summer,

the City developed and

circulated a request for

proposals to identify

qualified and interested

brokers to interview for this

opportunity. After reviewing

recommendations from an

interview panel of City Staff

old Bank Building

and a Councilmember, the City Council will select the broker.

Once a broker is selected, the process to market the space should

take approximately six months from the initial contract through the

development of the marketing materials and working with potential

tenants before negotiating a new lease. The new tenant will likely

have to undertake tenant improvements to ready the space. The City is

hopeful that the retenanting team will be able to welcome a new tenant

to the downtown mix sometime next summer.

“TINA’S PLACE” OPENS

2300 San Pablo Avenue

Tina’s Place celebrated its grand opening on May 18 and has received

a very warm welcome to Pinole during the first months of operation.

The café is open daily from 7 am to 9 pm (closed from 2 pm – 5 pm) for

breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails.

The Redevelopment Agency subleases the 1,802 square feet of space

at the corner of San Pablo and Tennent Avenues to Tina’s Place. Tina

Holtzclaw (owner and chef) and her business partner, Dale Moore,

converted this former commercial space to a beautiful restaurant

with a warm and inviting atmosphere and food that keeps customers

returning for more.

Tina was honored in 2010 as the San Francisco Chronicles’ Best

of the Bay list “Best Breakfast” and KRON 4’s 2010 Best of the

Bay Award for “Best American Restaurant”. Tina’s is currently

nominated for the Chronicles’ Best of the Bay list for “Best

Traditional American Cuisine”.

You can keep

track of Tina’s

daily specials and

customer reviews

by following her

on Facebook –

simply search for

“Tina’s Place” and

when you see the

picture with the

green apron, you

have found it. You

can also check

out her web page

tinasplace2.com.

tina’s grand opening with mayor

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community arts

• • • MuSICALS, THEATRE & ARTS • • •

COMMuNITY PLAYHOuSE

601 tennent Ave., Pinole,

Box office: 510-724-9844, www.pinoleplayers.com

PINOLE COMMuNITY PLAYERS

Present

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

directed by Brian katz

Performances: September 9th – 17th

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, written by

Tennessee Williams, is a play about the

human experience in a society, which

tries to dictate to people how they

should live, and at a time where lack

of human communication leads to the

unavoidable loneliness of man. In the

overcharged circumstances of a family

crisis many truths are revealed about

human feeling: our desperate fear of death, our love of life, our

hidden guilt, our insecurities, our inability to face the truth, our

materialism and our greatness.

tickets go on sale monday, August 15

510-724-9844 , www.pinoleplayers.com

PINOLE YOuTH MuSICALS

Announce auditions for the hit Broadway rock musical,

The Wedding Singer

monday, August 22 at 7 p.m.

Pinole community Playhouse

Roles open to performers 14

through 26. Prepare a song in your

key Accompanist provided – CDs

OK. Be prepared to Dance.

Performances: nov. 4 – 19, 2011

Directed by: Dave Clark; Choreography by: Anjee Norgaard; Musical

Direction by: Sierra Dee

GYM FACILITY RENTALS

the Pinole Sports and Fitness center

is available for rental.

For one-time rentals or ongoing leagues, this is a beautiful,

new facility offered at a low cost for the community.

contact (510) 724-9062 or

recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us for information.

SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

Children’s Theatre

Fall Production

Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Pinole Community Playhouse

Grades ...........................................................................................2nd – 8th

September 13 – December 10 ..............(incl. 8 performances Dec. 1 - 10)

Performances ..................................................... December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

Fee Per Session ..............................$235 Residents; $260 Non-Residents.

Fee installments and limited scholarships available. All workshop

participants become members of the cast of Aladdin Jr. Specific roles

will be cast at the first session.

Pre-registration is required and must be completed by the first session

on Sept. 13. For more information, to receive a registration form or

purchase performance tickets: 510-724-9844

Forms also available on the City website at: www.ci.pinole.ca.us/

recreation

Childcare Service for your Own Party!

Hosting a party and want everyone’s kids to have fun but not

be underfoot? Bring them to the Youth Center & our staff will

supervise them. only $25/hour per 10 kids. (510) 724-9004

or youth@ci.pinole.ca.us

PINOLE ART CENTER

Pinole Artisans

2221 Pear Street ...................................................................(510) 724-2008

www.pinoleartisans.org .............. Hours: Tues. – Sat., 10:00am – 4:00pm

upcoming Shows

Dare to be Brave ................Show is open September 16 – November 18

Holiday Fun .............................Show is open November 18 – January 13

We invite all to visit us at the Art Center and watch for announcements

of other satellite shows, especially around the holidays! Also offered

are art classes for adults and children with a new schedule each month

and see if there is one just for you! Classes are reasonably priced and

scholarships are available.

GREETINGS FROM SANTA!

your child can get a personal phone

call from Santa this year.

This is a magical experience

- not to be missed!

Sponsored by the Pinole youth Foundation

For more info: (510) 724-9062 or recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us

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s e n i o r c e n t e r

• • • FITNESS, FOOD, ACTIVITIES & TRIPS • • •

PINOLE SENIOR CENTER

2500 Charles Ave., Pinole, CA • (510) 724-9800

An active senior center for anyone over the age of 50

Hours: m, t, tH, F 8:30am-5pm; W 8:30am-9pm

FITNESS CLASSES

balance Class

Wednesday ..................................................................... 10:15am-11:00am

Fee................................................................. $2 Member/$3 Non-Member

Balance is essential for maintaining a strong & healthy lifestyle. This

class is open for beginners to advanced participants.

Aerobic Exercise

Monday and Friday ...........9:00am

Tuesday .............................8:00am

Fee...........................$1.50 Member

.................... $2.50 Non-Member

Weight Training

Monday ............................10:00am

Wednesday ........................9:00am

Fee......................... $1.50 Members

...................$2.50 Non-Members

Reduces the risk of coronary artery disease. Assists in reducing

weight. Boosts metabolism up to 36 hours post-exercise. Reducing

the risk of injury and much degenerative disease.

Tai Chi

Tuesday ..........................................................................................1:00 pm

Fee....................................................$2.50 Members/$3.50 Non-Members

Great for mental and physical rejuvenation

Yoga

gentle yogA: Tuesday .............................................................2:45pm

Fee................................................................. $3 Member/$4 Non-Member

yogA: Wednesday ........................................................................3:30pm

Fee............................................ $5 per class if you buy a one month pass

............................................$5 New Student drop-in for the 1st month.

.........................................$6 drop-in Member/$7 drop-in Non-Member

All the basic poses, some meditation, advanced breathing techniques

moving into deeper practice as the student is able. This class is for

beginners or experienced.

DANCES

ballroom Dance, 21 Years +

Last Friday of Every Month ..... 8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Fee.................................................. $10 per person

Manny Guiterrez provides ballroom dance

sounds for a fun evening. Refreshments served.

Country Western Line Dance

Second Friday Every Month .................

.............................. 7:30 pm-10:30 pm

Fee................................. $10 per person

Clint Qualls provides country and western tunes

for everyone to enjoy dancing and listening.

SPECIAL SERVICES

Outreach to the Homebound

Transportation service to the Center

for lunch on Mondays and Thursdays.

Provided for seniors 50 and older living

in Pinole and surrounding areas. Call to

sign up (510) 724-9800.

Special Programs

Legal Services, Blood Pressure

Screening, Trips, Senior Singles Club,

Health Insurance Counseling, Peer,

Counseling, Financial Services, Support

Group and much more. Call the Senior

Center for a full program list.

Spa Services

Stylist Sandy Bauer is available for

a full range of hair services on most

Wednesdays and Thursdays & Fridays.

Call for appointments at 510-724-9809.

lana nguyen is available for manicures

& pedicures. Call for appointments

at 510-724-9800.

vivienne luke is available for massage

therapy. Call for appointments at

510-223-4823.

FOOD SERVICES

Daily Lunch

Mon-Thurs at Noon; Fri at 11:30am .........................$5.50 for a full lunch

The Center serves home cooked lunches varied every day. Soup and

salad are included in the lunch. Sandwiches are also available.

Special Theme Luncheon

Reservations required ............$9 per person

The Center hosts a special theme luncheon

with lunch, entertainment, and raffles.

Themes include Cinco De Mayo, Fashion

Show, BBQ, & Luau.

Old-Fashioned Pancake breakfast

Third Sunday of Every Month ...................................... 8:00 am-11:00 am

Food Service stops at 10:45am. $7 for adults/ $3 for children (12 and

under). Open to the whole community.

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s e n i o r c e n t e r

• • • FITNESS, FOOD, ACTIVITIES & TRIPS • • •

EVENING ACTIVITIES

Wednesday Evening Activities

Come and enjoy a great

casual evening at the

Pinole Senior Center. Every

Wednesday Seniors gather

at the center, participate in

fun activities and socialize

with other seniors. Starting

at 5:00pm activities include

Poker, Pool, Mexican Train

Dominoes and Party Bingo

at 7pm.

bingo

Every Friday ....................................................................................1:00 pm

Buy in ............................................ One 10-pack minimum $8/2 packs $10

$1 for Warm-ups, Specials,Speed and Pinole Special

One FREE warm-up progressive. Packs pay according to attendance.

LONG DISTANCE TRIPS

Santa Fe Holiday

December 4 – December 9, 2011 ............... $1,199 double / $1,549 single

Rose Parade New Year’s by Rail

December 30 – January 4, 2011 ................. $1,799 double / $2,349 single

DAY TRIPS

Thunder Valley Casino

September 26, 2011 ....................................................... $27.00 Per Person

beach blanket babylon

November 27, 2011 ..................................................... $140.00 Per Person

Support this

Pinole Community Guide

by advertising your business.

This guide is distributed to all Pinole residents

plus available at City facilities.

It reaches over 8,500 people and

provides perfect local exposure.

It’s a very affordable marketing opportunity

to reach Pinole residents and beyond.

call the Recreation director

at (510) 724-9062 or recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us

for information.

Pinole Area Senior Foundation

Tri-Tip Dinner Fundraiser

“tri-tip Provided by kinders meats”

Saturday ..............................................................September 10, 2011

Doors Open - 5pm ......................................................... Dinner - 6pm

Cost ............................................................................................ $16.00

Purchase Tickets by ................................. Wednesday, September 7

Tri-Tip Dinner includes Tri-Tip, Baked Potato, Green Salad, Veggies,

Dessert & Beverage. No Host Bar, Raffle Prizes & Entertainment.

Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, December 3 .......................................9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Unique hand made holiday items for the whole family!

Lunch & Snacks for sale.

Outdoor Fitness

Circuit

Check out the new senior

outdoor fitness circuit

at the Senior Center.

It is specifically designed to

keep seniors physically active

and mentally engaged.

Keep fit and stay healthy!

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s e n i o r c e n t e r

• • • FITNESS, FOOD, ACTIVITIES & TRIPS • • •

deScRiPtion mon. tueS. Wed. tHuRS. FRi. PRice

Attorney Consultation (3rd & 4th Tuesday) 10:00 a.m. $10 Refundable Booking Deposit

Balance Class 10:15 a.m. $2 Member/$3 Non

Bean Bag Baseball 11:00 a.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Bingo: Party 7:00 p.m. $1 Member/$2 Non +Card Fee

Bingo: PASF 1:00 p.m. Price Per Play

Book Club (3rd Friday) 10:30 a.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Bunko (1st Wednesday of the Month) 1:30 p.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Ceramics 9:00 a.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Choir 1:30 p.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Computer Lab 10:00 a.m. $5 Member/$7 Non

Computer: Internet 10:30 a.m. $5 Member/$7 Non

Computer: One-on-One Training 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. $5 Member/$7 Non

Crafts 10:00 a.m. Donation Accepted

Dance: Country Western Line Dancing Class (Beginners) 10:00 a.m. $4 Member/$6 Non

Dance: Country Western Line Dancing Class 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. $4 Member/$6 Non

Discussion Group 10:30 a.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Exercise Class 9:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. $1.50 Member/$2.50 Non

Guitar 10:00 a.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Health Insurance Counseling (4th Thursday) 10:00a.m. Donation Accepted

Hula 2:30 p.m. $3 Member/$4 Non

Knitting & Crocheting (All Levels) 9:00 a.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Knitting & Crocheting (Beginning) 1:30 p.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Life Trail Training (2nd Thursday of the Month) 1:30 p.m.

Mahjong 1:30 p.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Mexican Train Dominoes 5:00 p.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Peer Counseling 1:30 p.m. Donation Accepted

Pinochle 12:30 PM $1 Member/$2 Non

Poker 6:00 p.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Pool (Billiards) 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Quilting Class 10:00 a.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Red Hat Society Meeting/Luncheon (4th Monday) 11:00 a.m.

Senior Singles (4th Monday) 2:00 p.m. $1 Member

Social Bridge 1:00 p.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Tai Chi 1:00 p.m. $2.50 Member/$3.50 Non

Tap (Beginner) 3:30 p.m. $3 Member/$4 Non

Tap (Intermediate) 1:30 p.m. $3 Member/$4 Non

TOPS 6:20 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Donation Accepted

Walking Group 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Donation Accepted

WEA (Wednesday Evening Activities) 6:00 p.m. Pay per activity

Weight Training Class 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. $1.50 Member/$2.50 Non

Wii 3:00 p.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Woodcarving Class 9:00 a.m. $1 Member/$2 Non

Yoga 3:30 p.m. $5 Member/$7 Non

Gentle Yoga 2:45 p.m. $3 Member/$4 Non

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community events

• • • FESTIVALS, DINNERS & MORE • • •

Art and Wine in the Park

Sunday, August 28 ........................................................... 10am – 5pm

location .........................................................................Fernandez Park

Sponsored by the Pinole Artisans, this is the second annual art and

wine event. It includes arts and crafts from local artists, refreshments

and an inflatable for the kids.

Pinole Recreation 1st Annual Golf Tournament

mon, Sept. 26th, 2011 ..................... Franklin canyon golf course

entry: $99/person ........10% discount for foursome registrations

Best Ball Scramble with a 12noon start. Entry includes green fees,

cart, box lunch, 18-hole game, prizes, raffle, and a BBQ Dinner at the

Senior Center. Test your skills with a Bulls-eye Hole, Longest Drive

Hole and Closest to Pin Hole. Dinner Tickets also sold separately

for $12 per person. Register at the Senior Center or Youth Center or

online at www.ci.pinole.ca.us/recreation, (510) 724-9062, recreation@

ci.pinole.ca.us

Tri-Tip Dinner Fundraiser

Saturday, September 10 ........ doors open at 5pm/dinner at 6pm

Pinole Senior center .............................................2500 charles Ave.

cost .........$15/person with advanced ticket purchase by Sept. 8

Tri-tip provided by Kinders’ Meats plus a baked potato, green

salad, veggies, dessert and beverage. No Host Bar, raffle prizes and

entertainment. Sponsored by the Pinole Area Senior Foundation and

benefitting the Homebound Program at the Senior Center. (510) 724-

9800 or seniors@ci.pinole.ca.us

City-Wide Garage Sale

Saturday, October 8 ....................... $20 to register your own garage sale

Sponsored in partnership with the Pinole Youth Foundation

Make some money and support Pinole youth services at the same

time! Register to list your garage sale on a map that will be available

online and in print form at all City facilities. Clean out your garage

and closets and host a garage sale – or come shopping! You keep

all proceeds from your own sale. Info or to register: (510) 724-9062

or recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us. Registration form available online at:

www.ci.pinole.ca.us/recreation

Halloween Carnival &

Haunted House

Saturday, oct 29 .............. 1pm – 5pm

location .......................Fernandez Park

........... and the Pinole youth center

A Halloween Fest of inflatables, food,

music, pumpkin patch, face painting,

balloons and a spooky Haunted House -

for the whole family. Come in costume!

Free Admission. Tickets available for

inflatables, carnival games, balloons

and face painting. Sponsored by the

Pinole Youth Foundation, (510) 724-

9062, recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us

Veterans’ Day Memorial &

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Friday, november 11 ....................................................................11 am

location .........................................................................Fernandez Park

This free annual event,

sponsored by the Pinole

Historical Society, honors

veterans of the U.S. armed

forces and features a solemn

flag-retirement ceremony

conducted by Pinole Troop 86

of the Boy Scouts of America.

Sponsored by the Pinole

Historical Society, (510) 724-

9507 or www.pinolehistoricalsociety.org

Youth Center 10th Gala & Silent Auction

Friday, november 4 .......................................................... 6pm – 10pm

location ...............................................................Pinole Senior center

cost ..................................................................................$35 per person

PluS a kids’ carnival ........................................at the youth center

kids’ carnival .. $10/child & $5 for siblings & incl. a pizza party

The 10th Anniversary Gala celebrates Pinole youth with whimsical

circus theme, a finger food dinner feast, music, entertainment and

loads of interesting Silent Auction items – including many unique

experiences. Take a look back at photos of the last 10 years and hear

from inspiring youth who are participants now and young adults

who participated back then. And bring your kids to the PYC Kids’

Carnival while you relax and enjoy an evening affair. Ticket includes

dinner, entertainment and a free drink ticket.

Holiday Tree Lighting Festival

Saturday, december 3 ....................................................... 2pm – 6pm

tree lighting ceremony ................................................starts at 5pm

location ...................................... youth center and Fernandez Park

Celebrate the holidays with music,

food and kids’ entertainment at Santa’s

Village with holiday crafts, face painting,

balloon animals, a magic show and a

special visit from Santa and his elves.

(510) 741-2999, recreation@ci.pinole.

ca.us

Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, december 3 .......9am – 3pm

Senior center .........2500 charles Ave.

You’ll find unique handmade items for

the whole family! Plus there are baked

goods, lunch & snacks, raffle and great

prices for holiday gifts. (510) 724-9800, seniors@ci.pinole.ca.us

New Year’s Eve Party

Saturday ............................................................................ december 31

doors open at 6pm ........................................................dinner at 7pm

Pinole Senior center ..............................................2500 charles Ave

cost .... $45/person, advanced ticket purchase only, no refunds.

A great way to kick off the new year for all adults over 21. Dancing

with a live band by Nob Hill Sounds starts at 8:30pm plus a

champagne toast at midnight. Dinner includes prime rib or chicken,

baked potato, green beans, salad and dessert. (510) 724-9800 or

seniors@ci.pinole.ca.us

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y o u t h s e r v i c e s

• • • AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS • • •

PINOLE YOuTH CENTER

635 tennent Avenue, Pinole, cA 94564

510-724-9004, youth@ci.pinole.ca.us

Joanna Altman, youth Services coordinator

AFTER SCHOOL CARE

PRogRAm BeginS on tHe FiRSt dAy oF ScHool

tueSdAy, AuguSt 23Rd Monday-Friday ....................................(according to WCCUSD Schedule)

Time ...................................................................WCCUSD dismissal– 5pm

Grades ................................................................................ 1st through 8th

Elementary age and middle school youth

will enjoy the safe, supervised, and fun

programs in the Pinole Youth Center

After School Care Programs, providing

homework help, arts, sports, cooking,

computer access, games, workshops, and

youth leadership. Transportation is provided

by Youth Center staff driving city vehicles

at an additional cost. Car seats are used in

accordance with state law. Transportation

is provided from Pinole Public Schools and

Tara Hills Elementary.

Activities & Homework Club

Offered weekdays ...............................................................5 – 6pm at PYC

Homework Club and a varying Activity will be offered every month.

montHly Fee ScHedule

month transportation After School Program evening class

WccuSd dismissal - 5pm 5-6pm - members

August/September** ......... $50 ............$100 Res & $115 Non-Res ...............$25

October ................................ $35 ............$75 Res & $90 Non-Res ...................$15

November ........................... $35 ............$75 Res & $90 Non-Res ...................$15

December ............................ $25 ............$60 Res & $75 Non-Res ...................$10

January ............................... $35 ............$75 Res & $90 Non-Res ...................$15

February .............................. $30 ............$65 Res & $80 Non-Res ...................$15

March .................................. $35 ............$75 Res & $90 Non-Res ...................$15

April ..................................... $30 ............$65 Res & $80 Non-Res ...................$15

May/June** ........................ $50 ............$100 Res & $115 Non-Res ...............$25

**These months are combined due to the minimal days this school year.

Registration Information

Registration is based on a first come, first served basis. New

registrations and youth registered prior to June 14, 2010 must

present birth certificate and Pinole Residents must submit a current

utility bill. Current members must re-register.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

TuTORING

Pinole Recreation Department has partnered with Achieve Learning and

Resource Center (ALRC) to offer high-quality after school math tutoring.

ALRC’s experienced tutors will help students with their class work and

homework, help study for tests and quizzes, and most importantly

teach students important concepts that will help them be successful this

year and in the future. These one-hour tutoring

sessions will help raise students’ grades and

confidence in the important subjects of math

and English Language Arts. Call for more

information. Dates & Time TBD.

LEADERS-IN-TRAINING (LIT)

Grades .................... 9th – 12th (Ages 17 & under)

Fee Per School Year ........ $20 (includes 2 t-shirts)

LITs work with youth in the after school

program to lead activities, be a role model,

and earn community service hours towards graduation. Interviews

are tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 22nd; program begins

Monday, August 29th.

PINOLE YOuTH COMMISSION - Free!

Grades ..........................................................................................6th – 12th

The Pinole Youth Commission is the youth voice of Pinole. Youth leaders

help to envision and create programs for youth. This is a great community

service work and leadership skills training. One year commitment

required. Applicants must be Pinole Residents AND/OR attend a Pinole

School. Applications due Friday, Sept. 16. Applications are available at

the Pinole Youth Center and online. Late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews tentatively scheduled for the week of September 26th – 30th.

HAuNTED HOuSE COMMITTEE - Free!

Grades ..........................................................................................6th – 12th

Tuesdays & Thursdays, beginning Sept 13 – Oct 29 .........5:00 - 6:00pm

Join the Haunted House Committee and be part of the planning and

acting for the famous Haunted House at the Halloween Carnival on

Saturday, October 29th.

mandatory dates:

Saturday, Oct. ................................ Date TBA for the all-day workshop

Thursday, Oct 27 ........................................................ 3pm - 6pm set-up

Friday, Oct. 28 ........3pm - 8pm finishing touches and dress rehearsal

Saturday, Oct. 29 ........................ 10am - 7pm show time and clean-up

bREAk WEEk RECESS CAMPS

Ages 5 – 14 (Grades 1st – 8th) .......................................8:30am – 6:30pm

Extended Care Available .................................................7:00am – 8:30am

Fee Per Week ............................................. Resident $120; Non-Res. $140;

Extended Care ........................................................................ $25 per week

WinteR BReAk ReceSS cAmP

Week 1 .................................................... Monday – Friday, Dec. 19 – 23

Week 2 .................................................... Monday – Friday, Dec. 26 – 30

Camp incl. field trips, holiday workshops, movies, bowling, and more.

PReSident’S Week ReceSS

Monday - Friday ................................................................... Feb. 20 – 24

Week includes a field trip to the snow or ice skating, bowling, onsite

movies and activities.

SPRing ReceSS

Monday - Friday .................................................................... April 9 – 13

Week includes a field trip to a bay area attraction, bowling, onsite

movies and activities.

Restrictions may apply. Unless otherwise indicated, pre-registration is required

for all programs and all programs take place at the Pinole Youth Center (PYC).

Register at PYC Monday-Friday. We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.

School dismissal, activities, and times are based upon the WCCUSD Pinole School

schedules. Scholarships available. Activities subject to change pending number

of registrants, costs, and other predicaments. Call for more information.

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• • • SOCCER LESSONS & PRESCHOOL • • •

SOCCER LESSONS

kIDz LOVE SOCCER - Ages 2-12

Since 1979, Kidz Love Soccer has been dedicated to teaching children

the world’s most popular sport within a nurturing, recreational

environment. A typical session experience includes age-appropriate

activities: skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional

scrimmages. Young soccer enthusiasts experience soccer fun in a safe,

non-competitive environment. Kidz Love Soccer…”Where the score is

always FUN to FUN!” Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

KLS class status (including rain out info) hotline (800) 871-2275.

Saturdays ................................. September 24 – November 12 (8 weeks)

Class times .......................................................listed below by age group

Location ................................................. Meadow Park, 1095 Nob Hill Ave

Fees .................................... Resident $71; Non-Resident $78 (ages 2 – 6)

..........Resident $76; Non-Resident $83 (ages 7 – 12 Includes a jersey)

Register with ....................................Pinole Recreation at (510) 724-9004,

.............. recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us or online at www.ci.pinole.ca.us.

Rain-out Hotline ..................................................................1-888-372-5803

mommy/daddy & me Soccer

Ages 2 – 3.5 ..................................................................... 3:55pm - 4:25pm

Introduce yourself and your toddler to the “World’s Most Popular

Game”! As you and your child participate in our fun age appropriate

activities, your child will be developing their large motor skills

and socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the

game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the

field, and in Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer, you won’t have to watch

from the sidelines.

tot-Soccer

Ages 3.5 – 5 ..................................................................... 3:45pm - 4:15pm

Little tykes will enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids!

Encourages large motor skill development through fun soccer

games and introduces small children to the group setting. Teaches

the basic techniques of the game and builds self-esteem through

participation and fun soccer activities. Children learn to follow

instructions in a nurturing, age appropriate environment.

Soccer 1

Ages 5 – 6 ......................................................................... 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Players will learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific

defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every

participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer

matches will be introduced gradually.

Skillz & Scrimmages

Ages 7 – 12 ...................................................................... 5:05pm - 5:50pm

Enjoy advanced skill building: dribbling, passing and shooting in a

team play format. Each class will focus on scrimmages that emphasize

application of finer technical points. All levels are welcome to come

enjoy the world’s most popular game! Each participant receives a

soccer jersey.

TINY TOTS PRESCHOOL

2454 Simas Ave., Pinole, cA 94564, (510)724-8965

The City of Pinole Recreation

Department offers two preschool

programs for children 2 years

9 months to 5 years of age.

These programs are designed

to offer your child both a social

and educational experience.

Activities include age appropriate

academics, crafts, cutting with

scissors, using glue and paste,

painting, circle time, show & tell, music, science, and story time. The

school year runs from Sept. through early June.

Preschool class

The Tuesday-Thursday classes are designed for your child’s first

preschool experience. Learning activities emphasize social skills,

following directions, small and large motor development, and an

introduction to shapes, colors, and sizes.

Pre-kindergarten

Our Pre-Kindergarten programs on Monday-Wednesday-Friday for

4-year-olds build on the skills learned in the Tuesday-Thursday class

and introduce ideas and concepts they will need in Kindergarten the

following fall, including numbers (pre-math), letters (pre-reading),

recognizing their printed name and printing it themselves. The Pre-

Kindergarten class offers “hands-on” cooking experiences such as

making applesauce, pasta, baking cookies, or mixing dough. They

also have further opportunities to develop their fine and large motor

skills.

Registration

Registration for Tiny Tots is held at the Tiny Tot Center, 2454 Simas

Avenue. Registration required. Call (510) 724-8965 for information.

eligibility

Pre-Kindergarten classes are for children who will be attending

Kindergarten the following fall. Preschool classes are for children

who are at least 2 years and 9 months old by Sept. 1st. All participants

must be completely potty-trained (no pull-ups).

Pre-K Morning Class .........................................M-W-F 9:00am-12:00noon

............................................. Resident: $172.00; Non-Resident: $200.00

Pre-K Afternoon Class ................................................ M-W-F 1:00-3:30pm

............................................. Resident: $146.00; Non-Resident: $167.00

Preschool Class ..............................................T-Th 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

................................................. Resident: $79.00; Non-Resident: $91.00

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city of Pinole

2131 Pear Street

Pinole, CA 94564

Pinole Resident

Pinole, CA 94564

community highlights

Win a Week at a Maui Penthouse

Sands of kahana in lahaina, maui, Hawaii ......... 7 days/6 nights

3 Bedroom ocean Penthouse - Sleeps 8 ........... valued at $3,899

Raffle Tickets are $25 each with a maximum of 750 sold – great odds!

Tickets may be purchased at the Pinole Senior Center or Pinole Youth

Center. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Pinole Senior Center and

Recreation Department.

The Sands of Kahana is a deluxe

beachfront condominium property

locacted on Kahana Beach,

midway between the world famous

Kaanapali and Kapalua

resorts. Each spacious suite

offers a full kitchen, furnished

balcony and laundry facilities

at this 4-star oceanfront Lahaina

property. The Kapalua Golf Club Bay Course is 3 miles away. The

Sands Kahana Vacation Club features an outdoor swimming pool and

a jacuzzi. Guests can also enjoy the fully equipped gym, tennis courts

and putting green.

Library Events

Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 6:00pm ............................ Deeper into Meditation

Wednesday October 5 at 7:00pm .....................................The Lizard Lady

Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00pm. ................ Randel McGee & Groark

Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00pm ....................Make Holiday Banners!

Saturday, October 1 at 9am/10am ...................................... Fall Book Sale

Wednesday, December 14 at Noon ..... Classical Guitar & Holiday Music

Read more on page 5

Police Youth

Academy

Conducted by the Pinole Police

Department - FREE. Step into the

world of “CSI.” The class is every

Saturday, October 1, 2011 through

November 5, 2011 (6 sessions)

from 9:00a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Read more on page 6

Support this

Pinole Community Guide

by advertising your business.

call the Recreation director at (510) 724-9062 or

recreation@ci.pinole.ca.us for information.

Community Playhouse

Pinole community PlAyeRS

Present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Performances ........................................................... September 9th – 17th

Pinole youtH muSicAlS

Announce auditions for the Broadway musical, The Wedding Singer

Monday, August 22 ........................................................................at 7 p.m.

ScHool oF PeRFoRming ARtS cHildRen’S tHeAtRe

Fall Production Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. ...............................................Grades 2nd – 8th

September 13 – December 10 ..............(incl. 8 performances Dec. 1 - 10)

Read more on page 9

Community Events

Art and Wine in the Park ................................................... Sun, August 28

Pinole Recreation 1st Annual Golf Tournament .......Mon, September 26

Tri-Tip Dinner Fundraiser ............................................ Sat, September 10

City-Wide Garage Sale ........................................................ Sat, October 8

Halloween Carnival & Haunted House ............................. Sat, October 29

Veterans’ Day Memorial & Flag Retirement Ceremony ......... Fri, Nov 11

Youth Center 10th Gala & Silent Auction ........................ Fri, November 4

Holiday Tree Lighting Festival ........................................ Sat, December 3

Holiday Craft Fair ............................................................. Sat, December 3

New Year’s Eve Party ..................................................... Sat, December 31

Read more on page 13

Youth Activities

After School Care .................. Monday-Friday, WCCUSD dismissal– 5pm

Activities & Homework Club .......................................................... 5 – 6pm

Tutoring .........................................................................Dates & Time TBD.

Leaders-In-Training (LIT) ................Grades 9th – 12th (Ages 17 & under)

Pinole Youth Commission ..............................................Grades 6th – 12th

Haunted House Committee ............................................Grades 6th – 12th

Break Week Recess Camps ....................... Ages 5 – 14 (Grades 1st – 8th)

Kidz Love Soccer - Ages 2-12 .........................Sept 24 – Nov 12 (8 weeks)

Tiny Tots Preschool ........................................2 years 9 months to 5 years

Read more on page 14-15

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