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Dr. Lawrence E. Anderson

Dr. Lawrence E. Anderson

DR. LAWRENCE E. ANDERSON
Dr. Anderson is the Founding Director & Conductor Emeritus of Danville Community Band. He welcomes your questions and comments. You can contact him by email at
banddirector01@comcast.net. For up-to-date information about the Danville Community Band, go to their website at www.danvilleband.org.
   

Buzz Bertolero

BUZZ BERTOLERO
Buzz Bertolero is Executive Vice President of Navlet’s Garden Centers and a California Certified Nursery Professional. His web address is www.dirtgardener.com and you can send questions by email at dirtgarden@aol.com or to 360 Civic Drive Ste. D, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.

Michael Copeland

MICHAEL COPELAND
Mike is Managing Director at DTZ. He has written lifestyle, personality profile and humor pieces for a variety of publications, including: The San Jose Business Journal, California Real Estate News and Country Music Magazine. You can contact Mike at copeland@aliveeastbay.com.

Robert Brown, DDS

Robert Brown, DDS

ROBERT BROWN, DDS
Robert Brown, DDS has a TMJ, orthodontia, and sleep apnea practice in Danville and thoroughly enjoys discussing holistic medicine. You can contact him at 925-837-8048, at info@aodtc.com, or visit his web site at www.aodtc.com.

Peggy Fallon

Peggy Fallon

PEGGY FALLON
Bay Area native Peggy Fallon is the author/co-author of eight cookbooks. She is also a professional recipe developer, freelance writer, and cooking teacher who loves to share her passion for farmers’ markets. You can reach Peggy by email at glickman@netwiz.net.

Carolyn Hastings

Carolyn Hastings

CAROLYN HASTINGS
Carolyn has been a San Ramon Valley resident for almost 30 years. A Real Estate Broker for longer than that, she enjoys movies, reading and traveling to interesting places. ALIVE is her newest outlet for her writing. She invites your comments and suggestions, 925-648-5363 or chastings@rockcliff.com.
   

Harry Hubinger

Harry Hubinger

HARRY HUBINGER
Harry has been a resident of Danville for almost forty years. He began traveling abroad on business and has continued his journeys after his retirement. As of this year, his total country count stands at 115. Harry regularly speaks at service clubs and libraries, and his book, Stamps in my Passport, is available at www.travelbookspub.com, or by calling 925-837-4381.

Elizabeth Kate

ELIZABETH KATE
                                                          Elizabeth Kate is a freelance writer specializing in Wine and Spirits. She holds the coveted WSET Diploma (DWS) and is the first graduate of the prestigious Los Angeles program. Also a French Wine Scholar and an Italian Wine Specialist, Elizabeth was the In-House Wine Consultant to KSFO Radio’s popular “Edible Escapes” in San Francisco. Elizabeth adores bringing the joys of wine and spirits down to earth for the non-specialist in her podcast on TheTalkPod.com. She authors a monthly Wine & Spirits column in Los Angeles and is delighted to be on the ALIVE Magazine team.
 

Dr. Puja Thakkar

Dr. Puja Thakkar
Dr. Thakkar is the founder and the medical director of Golden Gate Sleep Centers. She completed her Internal Medicine training at UCSF, Fresno, then a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at UC, Davis. She then served our Veterans at the VA in Sacramento / Mather. She remains part of the UC Davis volunteer Faculty in Sleep Medicine and has served as Medical Director of private practice Sleep Labs. Visit her website at goldengatesleepcenters.com or call (925) 820- 4472.

Anita Venezia

Anita Venezia

ANITA VENEZIA
Anita is a freelance writer and owner of Venezia Antique Appraisal Services. Anita contributes to ALIVE with her column about antiques as well as through writing feature articles for the magazine. She welcomes your comments and inquiries, and can be reached at 925-964-9999, or by email at anita@aliveeastbay.com.