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Rae Dorough Speakers Series


Richard Rhodes

  • e Twilight of the Bombs October 29 7:30pm


Pulitzer Prize winner, Richard Rhodes, is writing a fourth volume of nuclear history, “e Twilight of the Bombs,” about the post-Cold War years. He has been a host and correspondent for public television’s Frontline and American Experience and is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.

Upcoming in the Series: Dr. Morton Grosser, Flight of Imagination

  • ursday, January 15 at 7:30pm

Bob Borchers, Innovation: e Search for New Ideas

  • ursday, March 5 at 7:30pm

David M. Kennedy, A ale of ree Cities: How the United States on orld ar II

  • ursday, April 2 at 7:30pm

Amory Lovins, Oil Solutions

  • ursday, April 30 at 7:30pm

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Amalie Sonne Ricafrente

Amalie Sonne Ricafrente was born at 1:03 a.m. Sept. 23 to parents Jeanette and Erwin Ricafrente. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long.

The following information on Pleasanton births was provided by ValleyCare Medical Center.

Sept. 28

Kristin and Robert Teed, a boy Sept. 30

Kikkath Shameen and Akbar Rahamatulla, a boy

Oct. 7 Theresa and Michael Carey, a girl





Dunn B. Mangabay

Dunn B. Mangabay, beloved hus- band of Sabina (Elsa) Mangabay, died Oct. 4 at the age of 56.

Mr. Mangabay, a Pleasanton resident, was born Feb. 23, 1952.

He is survived by his wife, Sabina (Elsa) Mangabay; chil- dren, Elina, Melinda, Devine, Don, Dunn, Joseph and Jesus; and many grandchildren.

A mass was held Oct. 9 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Burial followed at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Livermore.

Charles Volonte

Charles Joseph Volonte, a beloved former Amador Valley High School teacher and swim coach, died Oct. 9 at his home with his son Richard by his side.

Mr. Volonte was born June 11, 1929 in his grandmoth- er’s home in Susanville, Calif. He was raised in We s t w o o d , Calif. and married his high school sweetheart, Donalee Read Volonte who died Oct. 5, 2001.

They met as a result of a dare from Donalee’s girlfriends, being seniors in high school, to “tag” the most handsome freshman boy for the Sadie Hawkins dance. They were married Nov. 28, 1947.

Mr. Volonte attended college in San Jose, then joined the U.S. Navy and was transferred to Bainbridge, Md. while he served. Their son was born there and they returned to Northern California, where he took his first teaching and coaching posi- tion at Anderson High School. He was recruited shortly after by the superintendant of schools in Pleasanton to teach at Amador Valley High School. The Volontes moved to Pleasanton in 1958, where he taught and coached until retiring in 1992. His various positions in Pleasanton, in addi- tion to teaching and coaching, included driver’s training, teach- ing, bookkeeping and typing at Amador night school, running the Amador summer swim pro- grams, running the cabana swim club in the newly built Pleasanton Valley homes, and after retire- ment, co-writing the curriculum for a newly-taken-over program by the State of California’s driv- er’s training course.

He is survived by his son, Richard Joseph Volonte and his wife, Joyce; Richard’s son, Lucas Charles and his wife, Shelby; and his two great-grandchildren, Jayci and Emma; Richard’s daughter, Kari Lea Ann and her husband, Tony Housewirght, all from the Modesto area. He is also survived by his daughter, Ann Volonte Gabbert and her husband, Owen, who live in Chico, Calif. and their daughters, Ariel Natalia and Allegra Volonte.

A memorial service was held Oct. 16 at Valley Community Church. A graveside service will be held on Saturday in Anderson, Calif.

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