Category Archives: Cummunity

New to Dublin, CA

Hi there, I am new to the trivalley area. And i am looking forward to make new friends here. I would love to connect to more of my friends out there.
Let me know if anyone is interested to hangout.
Thanks,
Suhitha

ONAM 2017 Celebration on Saturday, Sept 16th

Bay Area Kerala group, SanGaMa, is planning to celebrate the upcoming Onam festival on Saturday, September 16th 2017 in Livermore, California.
The details are here: http://www.sangama.us/
So, if you have moved recently to the neighborhood or would like to meet/greet like-minded families in the neighborhood or participate in the events, feel free to join. This is a great opportunity. We are planning a grand Onam feast (Sadya) with traditional festivities like Pookkalam, Maveli and cultural programs like Thiruvathira dance, kids’ dance songs/music, et al.
As part of our cultural outreach, we encourage anyone interested to join!
*Sponsors:* If you are a local business, and interested in sponsoring the event, please send a note.
Thank you,
Vijay Valliyil sangamau…@g…com Ph: 925-261-6601

Short film making – cinematographer / senior citizen actor

Hello Everyone, We are currently looking for cinematographer and a senior citizen actor for our short film.  We are a very small team of enthusiastic film makers (just like a hobby)..  shot one before, and have received positive reviews..
If you are interested to join us or help us in cinematography/editing, please feel free to drop me an email to rganesh8…@y…com.
Thanks!

Seeking South Asian Community Leaders in Pleasanton

My name is Harinder Grewal and I am a member of the Pleasanton Library Commission.   The city of Pleasanton is considering building a new library as part of a new Civic Center off Bernal Avenue.  One of our goals is to educate members of the Pleasanton Community on this plan.
As a commission member, my objective is to present this plan to all members of the Pleasanton Community, including those in South Asian organizations.  If you are a member of a South Asian social/religious/community organization here in Pleasanton that would like to learn more about the new library plan, then please contact me at harinder6…@h…com.

Arangetram Invitation – June 3rd

Dear Parents/Gurus/Students,
Aashvi has been my student for more than 8 years. I am very proud of her achievement in dance. After 8 years of her journey learning Bharatnatyam,  Aashvi is performing her Arangetram.
I  would like to cordially invite you all for her Arangetram performance on June 3rd, 2017
Your presence and blessings for her Arangetram will encourage her on this important day! 
Please find the attached invitation and more details. This will be two hours’ event in Santa Clara with 20 min intermission. It’s a free event. There will be snacks provided in the intermission.

CFC Inter School cricket tournament closing ceremony May 21

14 teams from Pleasanton , Dublin, San Ramon and Mountain  House  schools and after school cricket clubs are competing in the 4th Edition of Cricket for Cubs Spring 2017 Inter-School tournament are going to play the finals scheduled this Sunday May 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm (Elementary Division Finals) and 2:30 pm ( Middle School Division Finals) followed by the closing ceremony. The location is Emerald Glen Park, Dublin.
Below dignitaries are expected for the closing ceremony to hand over the trophies and medals to all 180 players from 11 schools:
Masood Chik, Director, USACA
Sankar Ranganathan, USACA Executive Secretary,
Catherine Baker, California State Assembly Women,
David Haubert, Mayor, City of Dublin and other Council Members.
Jerry Thorn, Mayor, City of Pleasanton and other Council Members.
Phil O’Loane, Council Member, City of San Ramon
PUSD, DUSD, SRVUSD Board of Trustees.
Appreciate if all the passionate cricketers in the community come and cheer for tomorrow’s USA team members along with your friends.
Want to thank our grand sponsor, Kaiser Permanente and Trophy sponsor, ThinkPalm Technologies for supporting the event along with NRI Wealth Management, Sikandhar Cash and Carry Grocery Store and  Chaat Bhavan.
Thanks, Ramesh Immadi

Know Your Child Workshop

It is 2-1/2 hour interactive workshop for parents, grandparents, babysitters and other guardians or caregivers of minor youth. It’s interactive, insightful, and deepens our understanding of childrens’ behavior and our ability to meet their needs.The Know Your Child Workshop includes a root-cause analysis of children’s behavioral patterns and equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge to help the child blossom to his or her full potential. The information shared in the workshop will reinforce a positive relationship with the child and carry this forward during the child’s development.Topics covered in the workshop include information on:· Getting children interested in studies and school work· Finding ways to enhance the creativity of children· Managing stubborn behaviors· Nurturing children to be free and natural.
rsvp: Register

House building in Mexico

HI All, with regards to high school volunteering, any groups here in San Ramon planning house building in Mexico this summer. Please respond if there is an existing group that my family could join. Alternately, I am interested in starting a new group if we can get some interested families.  This house building volunteering event is organized by www.doxaserves.org  (Non Profit at Seattle building homes for 25+ years).
Please let me know if there is any interest,
Cheers,
Albert.

Now a site like TriValleyDesi.com for the Fremont area – TriCityDesi.com

Over last year or so, as the user base of this site neared 2500, there were a few posts coming from the Tri-City area of Fremont, Newark, and Union City as well. That someone should set up a site for that area as well became a refrain I would hear again and again, in emails and discussions. So come January 2017, and we have created TriCityDesi.com, on the same pattern. Some posts have also been moved to this new site to seed it.

TriCityDesi.com is rooted in the success and usefulness of TriValleyDesi.com. The premise is the same: an area with a lot of Indians, but who are not connected well, so not able to help each other. No one can deny the benefits and use of a well-moderated message-board, but there is nothing stopping the community to air any kind of content. There are more than 150 different categories, and more are being continuously added.

A community site can only be as good as the participation it receives from the community. So please do reach out to your friends in the tri-city area. The new site will also get as good a moderation and user-support as this one. TriCityDesi.com is set up to be a totally separate site. New users, new posts, new ads. We believe in keeping it very local so that it can stay vibrant, and useful for the community.

In case you have something to post, please login here: http://www.tricitydesi.com/wp-login.php.
Again, Tri-City area consists of Fremont (including communities of Centerville, Niles, Irvington, Mission San Jose, and Warm Springs), Newark and Union City. In case you are looking for to post with respect to Tr-Valley area, please continue to use www.trivalleydesi.com.

Building Inner Strength-Workshop for Middle / High Schoolers-Jan 15

Building Inner Strength-Workshop for kids aged 10 to 18-Middle and High Schoolers

Building Inner Strength-Workshop for Middle and High Schoolers-Jan 15, 2017, 10AM to 12 PM, Gale Ranch Mosaic Clubhouse, 1475, Bayberry view lane, San Ramon, CA 94582
Global Organization for Divinity (GOD USA) is holding a workshop on inner transformation for kids in middle school and high school aged around 10 to 18 years at the . Kindly requesting all middle and high school students to please attend this workshop and not to miss this wonderful opportunity.  Please register your kids today. Registration required. Please click the below mentioned link for registration.
http://tinyurl.com/strong-me-ca

Christmas-New-Year celebration/dinner on Sat, Dec 17th

sangama2016xmas-flyerSanGaMa- The Bay Area Kerala group is planning to celebrate Christmas-New-Year celebration/dinner on Saturday, Dec 17th evening in San Ramon. Please send a note if you are interested to join the fun and interact with local families!
As part of our cultural outreach, we encourage anyone interested to join and participate in our programs.  Check out the details at facebook page http://www.sangama.us/
If you are a local business interested in sponsoring the event, please let us know.
Best Regards,
Vijay
http://www.sangama.us/

San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K Community Run and Walk Dec. 3

San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K December 3, 2016 – 5K Run and Walk – Start Time 9:00am. Run Begins and Ends at: San Ramon Community Center at Central Park (12501 Alcosta Blvd).

Crunch Fitness will lead a pre-race warm up at 8:45am.
Start the holiday season off with a healthy fun run or walk through San Ramon. All registered staff will receive a holiday long sleeved shirt and a Bah Humbug! ornament. The Bah Humbug! is a chip timed race on a 3.1 mile course. The course is a fun, flat, family friendly, paved route. Registration details are available online at www.active.com search Bah Humbug! San Ramon or visit the City of San Ramon website at Bah Humbug! 5K Run and Walk .

Spread Holiday Cheer: Runners are asked to bring a can of food to be donated to the Contra Costa County Food Bank to assist those in need during the holiday season. Canned food donations will be collected at the registration table. New! San Ramon Police Department will collecting new, unwrapped toys as a part of their “Stuff the Cruiser” toy drive for Toys for Tots.

Costume Contest: Make sure to come dressed in costume and in the spirit of the run. Costume awards will be given for: Most Grinch-Like, Best Holiday Spirit, and Best Group Theme!

Awards: Medals are given to the first three finishers in each age division. The Mayor’s Crown will award the lowest combined times of the 2016 Bah Humbug! and 2017 Run San Ramon pre-registered 5K runner. The Mayor’s Crown winner will be recognized at the 2017 Run San Ramon 4th of July event.

Packet Pick Up: All pre-registered participants may receive their shirt prior to the event start at a packet pick up hosted by the New San Ramon Sports Basement located at 1041 Market Place San Ramon, CA 94583, on Thursday, December 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ornaments are given out at the completion of the run. 20% off at Sports Basement on packet pickup day, December 1st! Just show your bib at the register! Some exclusions apply.

JEI Livermore Open House Nov 5th – $75 gift certificate

Trivalleydesi JEI LivermoreJoin JEI Open house to learn about academic enrichment programs in Math, English, Problem solving & Reading & Writing .
Mention this ad and win $75 gift certificate towards Tuition Fee.  JEI programs are aligned to Common Core  standards and can help your child to stay ahead of class (Pre-K to Grade 9).
http://livermorewest.jeilearning.com/
2150 Portola Ave, Livermore,CA-94551.

SanGaMa – Christmas-New Year Celebration on Sat, Dec 17th

SanGaMa- The Bay Area Kerala volunteer group is planning to  celebrate Christmas-New-Year celebration/dinner on
Saturday, Dec  17th evening. Please send a note if you are interested to join the fun and interact with like-minded local families! As part of our cultural outreach, we encourage anyone interested to join and participate in our programs.
Check out the details at http://www.sangama.us/
If you are a local business interested in sponsoring the event, please
let us know.
Best Regards,
Bindu
sangamau…@g…com

Asha Dandiya Raas – Livermore Oct 01

asha-for-education-presents-dandiya-raas-oct-01-2016-livermore-caSat Oct 01 2016 – Asha for Education Presents Dandiya Raas – by Asha for Education SV and Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Come celebrate Navratri with DJ Ramsey and Asha for Education SV.
Don’t think you can dance? We have free lessons starting at 7:15 PM and 8:00 PM if you are a novice or just looking get back into the groove. The steps are basic and most people pick up the dance within 30 minutes of the lesson.
Program highlights:
7:15 PM – Kids dance lessons
8:00 PM – Adult dance lessons
Location: Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore, CA 94550
Adult Price: $10, Kids(6-12 years old): $5, Kids under 6 free. Dandiyas will be available for sale at the door. Snack and beverages can be purchased at the venue.
This is Asha for Education SV fundraiser to raise funds for underprivileged children in India. Proceeds from the event benefit various Asha for Education SV projects.

Support Safe Bicycling at City Council Meeting Sept 13

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – 6:00pm
Pleasanton City Council Chambers, 200 Old Bernal Avenue
On September 13, Pleasanton’s City Council will consider the most recent draft of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, hear comments from the public on the plan, and give their recommendations for the final draft, which will be up for approval in December.
Council will also have the opportunity to direct staff to fix the intersection of Stanley Boulevard, Bernal Avenue, and Valley Avenue, a gap in the Iron Horse Trail where a fatal bicycle collision occurred earlier this summer.
Come give your input on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and show your support for safer bikeways in Pleasanton.