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Archive for June, 2009

And so it begins…

Posted by drewbendon on June 13, 2009

After the trucks had rumbled up Oakland and parked themselves in front of my house, all but one backing itself into place, with its loud warning signal screaming into my bedroom at well before 8 and while the movers shouted greetings to one another, my wife, bitter resignation clearly evident in her voice, said “and so it begins.”

So begins the Summer of Construction during which, for seven days a week, the neighbors of Havens will enjoy the dulcet tones of demolition and construction beginning at 8, 9 on Saturday and Sunday (though that clearly doesn’t apply to movers) and ending at the earliest at 4 p.m., later during the week, and if there is a possibility that they won’t be able to get the portables up in time for the fall, no doubt later on the weekends.

Someone asked my not so long ago, when I was arguing for reasonable hours of use at the new Havens’ Field, “what did you expect?”  Well the answer is that in a place that purportedly prides itself on its “sense of community/small town character” I expect my neighbors, my community, and by extension their governing bodies, to do what I would do for them – and that would include letting y’all sleep a bit on the weekends.


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Tri-School Dads Club Softball Game

Posted by Len Gilbert on June 11, 2009

It’s almost here! The Dads Club rivalry continues.

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Root for the Baja Padres (Beach Dads), the Havens, or the Wildwood Dads this Saturday, June 13th, 2-5 at Coaches Field.

Come out and support your school at the 3rd annual tri-school softball game.  BBQ and games for the kids in deepest right field. Proceeds benefit the APCP program of the winning school’s choice.

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How Green Is The Havens Relocation?

Posted by drewbendon on June 6, 2009

“Dumpster Day” – That’s what the kids called it when they installed giant dumpsters on the Havens playground in preparation for the move to Emeryville.  Binders, gloves, vases, chairs, pens, electronics, and many other “reusable” items are simply being discarded in the move.  Though some of the best things are being grabbed by the volunteers, it looks like we could have done a better job here, particularly given that we’ve had years to empty the “condemned” buildings

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Preliminary Results Show B and E Passing by Large Margin

Posted by drewbendon on June 3, 2009

According to the preliminary results posted by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters (at http://www.acgov.org/rov/current.htm), Measure B is passing by a margin of 77.77% to 22.2.3% and Measure E is passing by a margin of 72.73% to 27.27%.

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