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Friday, June 27, 2008

San Ramon Eagle Scouts Send Care to Deployed Marines

Special thanks to San Ramon's Eagle Scout Troop 834 for sending care packages to the US troops in Iraq.

Here is the letter with pictures from the US troops in Camp Fallujah, Iraq.

I'm with Regimental Combat Team 1 deployed to Camp Fallujah, Iraq and recently our unit, specifically the Headquarters Company here at Camp Fallujah, received more than 150 care packages from San Ramon's Eagle Scout Troop 834 and facilitated by Kathy Moudy, group leader of the Castro Valley Chapter of Operation MOM. After receiving the care packages, we distributed them among the Marines and sailors of the
company at our camp chapel, Chapel of Hope.

As a show of gratitude Marine Capt. Shaun Doheney, headquarters company commander, Headquarters Co., Regimental Combat Team 1, and Marine 1st Sgt. Rodney Lane, headquarters company first sergeant, Headquarters Co., Regimental Combat Team 1, flew an American flag over their company office at Camp Fallujah. I have attached a the photos of the occasion with Capt. Doheney and 1st Sgt. Lane to this e-mail. If you have any question or for more information, please contact me at this e-mail address.

Thank you and have a good day.

Sgt. Nathaniel C. LeBlanc
Public Affairs Chief
Regimental Combat Team 1
Camp Fallujah, Iraq
Office number: 318-3404-513

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Our Best Wishes go out to the US Troops.

Thanks to all the Guys & Gals in uniform that protect us around the world.

Best regards,

The Editors of the San Ramon Tribune

San Ramon Shakespeare Camp

Bay Area Shakespeare Camps

Announced by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

SAN RAMON, CA – The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival announces that it will offer its yearly Bay Area Shakespeare Camp aspiring actors in San Ramon.

Two-week sessions, for ages 7-13, will be held at the Front Row Theater. The Camp meets weekdays from August 4 to August 15. All sessions run from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m..

Each two-week session is led by theater professionals who, in addition to their stage credentials, are also trained teachers and camp counselors. Camp sessions are designed to instill a sense of fun and creative exploration while developing and refining the skills used for performance. Campers develop various aspects of acting craft, including vocal projection techniques, improvisation skills and more, while learning to master the Bard’s verse. They also design and build their costumes, props and sets, learn stage combat and put all of their newly acquired skills on display for family and friends at a celebratory performance on the camp’s final day. Campers leave the camp with a new sense of confidence and self-esteem. The camps are perfect for both beginning and intermediate performers.

“We’re always excited to offer new camp locations,” said Rebecca Ennals, the Camp Director and Artistic Associate of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. “There’s something about bringing Shakespeare to new friends and neighbors that makes it extra special.”

Perhaps the strongest testament to the success of the camps comes from the returning students. Of last year’s 800+ participants in 31 camps all over the Bay Area, about two-thirds of them were returning campers from prior seasons or personal referrals who also wanted to get in on the fun!

At 2:00 p.m. on the final day of each camp, campers will stage their own mini-performance of a Shakespearean play for family and friends. A cast party will follow the performance.

“It’s amazing to see what can be accomplished in two weeks and parents are always astonished when they see their children perform,” adds Ennals.

“Many campers say that camp is their favorite summer vacation experience and some have attended camp for five or six summers.”

The cost for each Shakespeare Camp session is $420. Aftercare is available for 7-13-year-olds at an additional charge of $135.

Registrations are now being accepted by phone at 415-558-0888 with a credit card or by mail. The registration form may be downloaded at and submitted with payment. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. The camps often sell out, so early registration is strongly encouraged.

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Monday, June 2, 2008

Windmill Farms - Awarded Small Business of the Year

San Ramon Local Small Business Honored At Formal State Recognition Celebration

Selected from among 3.7 million small companies in California

Sacramento, CA ~ A crowd of 500 business leaders, legislators, corporate partners, and small business dignitaries applauded as Windmill Farms Produce was honored as "California Small Business of the Year" for District 15. The Smith Family received this special recognition from local legislator Assemblyman Guy Huston to applaud a single district-based small business for exemplifying the contributions of the California's 3.7 million small business owners to the California economy.

The award was announced on May 28'th at the annual California Small Business Day in Sacramento, and Windmill Farms joined small businesses of the year identified in each of 80 state legislative districts. Scores of legislators joined in chorus to salute the spirit of entrepreneurship among California's small business owners and operators throughout the day-long event.

"We were humbled to have been selected for this award and it is a tribute to our employees, customers, community, and supporters," said Jason Smith.

"This is a special event when government, businesses, associations and community come together to honor the small business contributions of innovation, job creation and economic growth to the State of California," said Betty Jo Toccoli, President of the California Small Business Association, on behalf of the two-dozen small business organizations hosting the event.

Small businesses serve as the primary economic engine that drives the state's economy. Over one-half of Califomians employed in the private sector work for a small business. The state's small firms produce more new jobs, more inventions, and more patents, than any other size company in California or any other state in the nation.

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