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Archive for April, 2011

Do you think you have what it takes to become an Outlaw?

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 22, 2011

Chico Outlaws Tryouts May 14th, 2011
Do you think you have what it takes to become an Outlaw?

The Chico Outlaws baseball team tryout will be held at Butte College on SATURDAY MAY 14th at 8 AM. Cost of tryout is $40 day of, $30 if you pre-register. Please wear baseball attire and bring your own bat, glove, and catchers equipment.

Register by calling our office at 530-345-3210.
If you have any questions please call our office or email Mary Marshall at marymarshall@goldenbaseball.com or see http://www.chicooutlaws.com.

**You must have college or professional experience to try out**

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LWV Civic Forum – Lessons Learned – Undergrounding Task Force

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 16, 2011

The Piedmont Hills Undergrounding Project has been controversial and several studies have been undertaken. Come join the League of Women Voters as we hear a presentation from the members of the League’s Undergrounding Task Force on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 in the City Council Chambers (120 Vista Avenue).

A panel will discuss lessons learned from this project and a question and answer period will follow. A second panel will look into civic engagement and how citizens can be a part of a continuing community building dialogue in our small but lively community. The League is providing an opportunity for the community to give voice to concerns and remedies in an arena where diverse perspectives are welcome each individual is treated with respect, and where we can look for common ground in an effort to sustain a robust community.

More information call Lianne Campodonico 510-654-8723 or Tam Hege 510-832-4261

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Piedmont Relays – All City Track and Field Meet for Kids

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 15, 2011

The annual Piedmont Relays are coming soon. To date over 100 kids have registered and more are expected to do so in the lead up to the event on Monday, April 25th. The first meet event is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. and since Monday is an early release school day for the kids, this will allow them plenty of time to get there in time for the start.

 This is the only all-city track and field meet for Piedmont kids in grades 3 to 5, and brings together boys and girls from the three elementary schools in an afternoon of running, jumping, and throwing.

A new event has been added this year and for the first time the kids will be able to run in a 50 meter hurdle race.

There are two ways to sign up for the Piedmont Relays. Either complete an entry form and return it to the Recreation Department or sign up on-line, just go to the Relays website: http://www.piedmontrelays.com/about

 Entry forms are available at the Recreation Department and the PE teachers at each school also have the forms. The pre-registration fee is just $10 and please note that the cutoff date for early registration has been extended to April 22nd. After that date, kids can sign-up at the meet on the 25th, but the entry fee is $15. All runners will receive a t-shirt (new design this year) and commemorative wrist band.

The meet events consist of a relay, sprint race, hurdles, distance run, turbo javelin throw, shot put, long jump and high jump. Every child will have an opportunity to try these events. The emphasis is on having fun, learning about track and field, and being a good sport. Proceeds from the meet benefit the Recreation Department, and the many sports programs that they offer the community. The meet will take place rain or shine

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Free Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 11, 2011


The Dante Benedetti Foundation will host a free Aquafina® Major League Baseball® Pitch, Hit & Run™ Competition for area youth at Benedetti Field, University of San Francisco. Dates & Time: • Sunday April 17th, 2011, 11AM to 2PM • Sunday May 8th, 2011, 11AM to 2PM

ONLINE REGISTRATION: http://mlbphr.eventbrite.com/

Pitch, Hit & Run™ is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program isdesigned to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10/, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2011 MLB™ All-Star Game®.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition.

For questions concerning the competition, please contact our Local Coordinator, Bryan Zahn at bzahn@usfca.edu.
Media Information: LEJ Sports Group (678) 994-0107

Kevin Cronin
The Dante Benedetti Foundation
Helping kids through the game of baseball
925-837-7464 (office) 925-858-8573 (cell)
Twitter @dantebenedetti

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City of Piedmont – Notice of Regular Meetings – April 2011

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 1, 2011

Pursuant to Government Code Sec. 54954.1 this is the official notice of City of Piedmont meetings during the month of April, 2011. All meetings are held at 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, unless otherwise noted.

Agendas for meetings will be posted in City Hall and the Piedmont Police Department at least 72 hours prior to each meeting. Copies of all agendas may be requested from the office of the City Clerk, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont or by calling 510-420-3040. Notice and agendas of special meetings will be provided at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Monday April 4 – City Council 7:30 pm Chambers

Wednesday April 6 – Park Commission 5:30 pm Chambers

Monday April 11 – Design Award Reception & Ceremony 5:00 pm City Hall Courtyard

Monday April 11 – Planning Commission 6:00 pm Chambers

Wednesday April 13 – Municipal Tax Review Committee 7:30 pm EOC – Police Dept.

Monday April 18 – City Council 7:30 pm Chambers

Wednesday April 20 – Recreation Commission 7:30 pm Chambers

Monday April 25 – City Council – Special Meeting 7:30 pm Chambers (Moraga Canyon Sports Fields)

Wednesday April 27 – Municipal Tax Review Committee 7:30 pm EOC – Police Dept.

Prepared and distributed April 1, 2011


John O. Tulloch, Interim City Clerk

120 VISTA AVE. / PIEDMONT, CA 94611 / (510) 420-3040 / FAX (510) 653-8272

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