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News - June 6, 2014

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Teen sentenced

Cody Hall, 19, of Pleasanton was sentenced last Friday to nine years in state prison for a crash last June that killed a Dublin bicyclist and injured her husband.

Hall reached a plea agreement last month and pleaded no contest to felony vehicular manslaughter for the June 9 death of 58-year-old Diana Hersevoort. He also admitted an allegation of inflicting great bodily injury on Johannes Hersevoort during the afternoon crash on Foothill Road.

The nine-year term imposed by Alameda County Judge Kevin Murphy was the sentence called for in Hall's plea deal. Speeding, unsafe lane changes and illegal passing of vehicles were all factors in the crash, police said.

Host families needed

Edu-Culture Immersion is looking for Pleasanton families to host European teens this summer as part of the English Language Immersion Program.

The Spanish or French high school students, aged 15 or 16, will be in the area for two to four weeks in June, July and August to learn more about the U.S. and practice the English language.

Host families would provide a shared or private room, and meals. Edu-Culture interviews the host families before placing the visiting teens, and then provides chaperones and guides, and is available to help with any problem or emergency.

For more information, visit or call program director Phyllis O'Neill at 596-1925.

New 2nd counselor

The Pleasanton California Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a change in the second counselor position of the Stake Presidency.

The new second counselor is Jeremy McFadden, who previously served as bishop of the Pleasanton 3rd Ward congregation. McFadden is a married father of five who works as a controller for Philips Healthcare.

Outgoing second counselor Troy Bourne is moving out of the area and was released from his position. Bourne — CEO and vice president at Continuing Life Communities, owner and developer of Stoneridge Creek Retirement Community — received an expression of gratitude for his service.

The Pleasanton Stake is comprised of six Mormon congregations in the cities of Pleasanton and Dublin.


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