Speaker Date Topic
Ramesh Hariharan, District Governor Mar 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Update on District 5170
Update on District 5170

Ramesh Hariharan is the district governor of District 5170 for the year 2019-20.

Dave Stark, Bay East Association of REALTORS Mar 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Update on Real Estate Trends in Castro Valley and Surrounding Areas

David Stark is the Public Affairs Director for the Bay East Association of REALTORS®. He manages the Association’s media relations, political activities and works with elected leaders and government staff in the development of housing policies.

Prior to joining the Bay East staff Mr. Stark worked in municipal government for more than 12 years managing a variety of housing and community development programs. Mr. Stark served as the 2014 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. He served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Pleasanton Gardens senior housing complex and served two four-year terms as a member of the City of Pleasanton Housing Commission chairing the Commission twice.

Mr. Stark holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and English from the University of California, Riverside and a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

David Halsing, South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Dis Mar 17, 2020
Restoring the salt ponds in the South Bay

Dave Halsing brings more than 11 years of experience in environmental consulting to the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. At firms including Environmental Science Associates, AECOM, and URS, he has worked on or managed environmental and infrastructure management, restoration, and enhancement projects in and around San Francisco Bay. In seven of those years, he worked on various aspects of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, including its Phase 2 alternatives development, design, environmental analysis documents, and permitting. In the last two years, he worked as a deputy to his predecessor, John Bourgeois, helping to keep all the Project’s pieces in motion while collaborating with the Project Management Team and project partners. Other project work relevant to the Restoration Project involved San Francisco Bay habitat restoration or enhancement, public infrastructure, regulatory processes, alternatives development, and stakeholder or public engagement.

Prior to his consulting career, Dave was a research scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park. His work focused on integrating economics, spatial data, and decision sciences into the natural and physical sciences that were the USGS’ primary focus. Dave has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Natural Resource Policy from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. He brings a strong project management background and a multidisciplinary approach to this challenging, multi-objective, multi-stakeholder project.

Jo Loss and Penny Peck, League of Women Voters Mar 24, 2020 12:00 PM
100 Years of the League of Women Voters
100 Years of the League of Women Voters

Jo Loss is the incoming president of the League of Women Voters. She has been a member of the Board of Education of the Castro Valley Unified School District since 2016. She also served as president of the California State PTA from 2009 to 2011.

Elie Goldstein, owner Kraski’s Nutrition Mar 31, 2020 12:00 PM
What's new in nutrition