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Helene (Frakes) Trescony

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ANTHONY-10, VINCENT-6 

B.A. HISTORY,SPANISH--SANTA CLARA UNIV.  

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY ASST. TO SUPERVISOR NANCY FAHDEN  

READING, FISHING, THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN CALIFORNIA'S HISTORY & POLITICS.  

WORKING ON ORINDA'S INCORP. CAMPAIGN & RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL. CHATTED WITH MANY CAMPO CLASSMATES' PARENTS CAMPAIGNING DOOR TO DOOR. 

BEING HAPPY. HAVING A WONDERFUL FAMILY. BEING APPOINTED TO ORINDA'S FIRST CITY PLANNING COMMISSION AFTER YEARS OF VOLUNTEER WORK. 

MEXICO, GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR, CANADA. 

START MY OWN BUSINESS; BUILD A HOUSE AT SEA RANCH. 

Since high school - 8 

Granite Bay, CA (Placer County) 

BA - History/Spanish, Santa Clara University. (Gracias, Miss Danielli!) Paralegal certificate SFSU 

No, but I've had lots of letters to the editor printed. 

Working as an aide to Contra Costa County District II Supervisor Nancy Fahden in Lamorinda. 

Hard to say. Generally, my jobs involved research and writing, interviewing, public speaking, and outreach. I've worked in HR, as a grant writer, county supervisor's aide, feature reporter, immigration specialist, office manager/HR, and managed my commercial real estate. As interesting as those jobs were, I found even more pleasure and fulfillment in volunteering, which I began while at Campolindo as a Candystriper at Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek. Over the years I've been president of my homeowners association, and served on both the first Orinda City Planning Commission and Contra Costa County Planning Commission. Two land use general plans in 18 months! A number of political campaigns have engaged my time and energies. After earning my paralegal certificate, I interviewed low-income female victims of domestic violence and wrote the court declarations enabling them to get restraining orders. I've been on the boards of The Junior League of San Francisco and The Society of California Pioneers. For the past six years, I've been a summer volunteer at Bodie State Historic Park in Mono County (a gold mining ghost town) and am a volunteer San Francisco City Guide.  

Yes 

2008-12-05 

Two sons 40 & 36 

Two girls 12 & 8 

None. 

England, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Russia (Far East,) Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, French Polynesia. Looking forward to lots more! 

The Austral Islands of French Polynesia. 

Being part of the successful campaign to incorporate Orinda and being appointed to its first planning commission. Completing our log home in Mono County in spite of being an hour and a half from a Home Depot. I love to travel and make friends all over the world with whom I keep in touch. My best trip was traveling by myself in Japan for a month, being the recipient of many kindnesses and meeting interesting and engaging people. 

With my husband of 47 years, Randy, raising our sons to be fine men, honorable and accomplished. 

Gone to law school Maybe. 

Well, why not?