60 years ago

Emery game today to decide EBCAL title: The championship of the East Bay Counties Athletic League will be at stake when the Liberty Lions meet the Emery Spartans in Emeryville this afternoon, and the Lions will probably have their last chance to cop an EBCAL title if teams in the area are reshuffled and there is a new league set up before another season rolls around.

Both the Lions and the Spartans go into this afternoon's game undefeated in league play. Liberty has won from San Ramon, Livermore and Amador and gets credit for a win through the CSD forfeit. Emery has proved the surprise team of the league. Given little in preseason estimates, they have gone through without defeat, their last victim being Amador lase week Friday.

Despite the mauling they got in the John Swett game, the Lions are in good condition and Coach Lou Bronzan is confident that they can hold on to their gridiron championship if they do not have a letdown, and play the game of which they are capable.

25 years ago

Group to discuss highway concerns: The newly formed Highway 4 Citizens Action Committee will take their concerns to County Supervisor Tom Torlakson in a meeting tonight at 8 p.m. at the Tri Delta Transit building on Wilbur Avenue.

The Highway 4 Citizens Action Committee was recently formed by Byron area residents to study alternative routes to the new east-west highway connection at Borden Junction which county planners have proposed.


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"We feel there is a better way to do this than by coming through choice farm land, businesses and historic homes," said June Ramos, chairwoman of the committee.

"So far things have been going pretty good. The Sierra Club is behind us. Mayor Joel Keller of Antioch said he didn't know if he told me to keep in touch with him on what Tom is doing. He said maybe his small vote could help us.

She said her organization has several alternative routes which will be presented to Supervisor Torlakson at tonight's meeting.

-- Brentwood News files