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Week in Review: Castro Valley Mom Writes Children's Book; Do We Need More Bright Lights on the Boulevard?

The top stories in the Castro Valley this past week.

Here’s a brief look at the three most-read stories on Castro Valley Patch this week:

Castro Valley Mom Writes Children's Book About Her Air Force Days

Two local women have collaborated to produce an illustrated book about a female Air Force officer who explains her military service exploits -- in English and Spanish -- to her curious son. Good Night Captain Mama is a bilingual picture book created for children between the ages of three and seven. The author is Graciela Tiscareño-Sato and the illustrator is Linda Lens. They met through the Castro Valley Parent Nursery School. Read the full story here.

What's The Oldest Home For Sale In Castro Valley?

There's an old saying, "They don't make 'em like they used to." With that in mind, we looked for the oldest home we could find that was for sale in Castro Valley. We found a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 21975 Orange Ave. that was built in 1943. It sits on less than a quarter-acre and is 1,688 square feet. It was listed as selling for $468,500 and indeed it was purchased recently.

Maybe We Really Do Need More Bright Lights on the Boulevard

With the recent controversy over the the BLVD sign at Boulevard Burgers, local blogger Ken Martin began noticing things on the boulevard that he hadn't noticed before, especially how dark the boulevard is at night. "Even the Caldecott Tunnel is brighter than our Boulevard," Ken writes. Do you think the boulevard could do with some better lighting? Read his blog here.

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