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ELLIOT KARLAN / FOR THE ARK

Recent Redwood High School graduate Emilio De Somma practices his favorite stroke, the butterfly, in the lap pool of his Belvedere home on July 14. De Somma broke the 30-year-old Marin County Athletic League record in the 100-yard fly in May, one of four events in which he was named an All-American last week.

A wake of broken records behind him, recent Redwood grad named four-event All-American

By MATTHEW HOSE
mhose@thearknewspaper.com
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By the time Belvedere resident Emilio De Somma arrived in Clovis to represent Redwood High School at the state swimming and diving championship, he had already left a trail of broken records in his wake.
But he had his sights set on one more. He wanted to break the 30-year-old county record for the 100-yard butterfly, his favorite race.
"I call that my baby event," De Somma said. "I love that event more than any other event possible."
He faced a choice: He could participate in two individual events — the 200-yard medley followed by the 100-yard fly — and try to place in both, taking the risk that he would burn out before the fly. Or he could sit out the medley and devote all of his energy to the fly in an attempt to beat the 48.49-second league record set by fellow Redwood alumnus Mark Fiorito in 1986.


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Worlds collide as Pokémon Go
takes over on Tiburon Peninsula

By MATTHEW HOSE
mhose@thearknewspaper.com

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The group of people standing near a sunny but windy Shoreline Park last week was a diverse bunch: two 14-year-old Tiburon boys enjoying their summer break before heading to their first year at Redwood High School, a 25-year-old landscape designer donning a big, circle-brimmed sunhat and a bespectacled Vallejo resident with a permit hung around his neck showing that he had been fishing in the area.
What did they all have in common?
Their noses were buried in their phones, lured to the area by the promise of catching small, animated monsters that began capturing kids' imaginations some two decades ago but have made a major comeback in the past few weeks.
Pokémon Go, a new augmented-reality game for iPhone and Android mobile phones that requires players to travel around to real-life landmarks to collect, train and battle "pocket monsters" — the approximate translation of the game's name from the original Japanese — has taken over the Tiburon Peninsula.

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Campbell takes reins as mayor in Belvedere

By MATTHEW HOSE
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The next signature to adorn the back of Belvedere's mayoral sash will be that of James Campbell, who was elected to the position by his City Council colleagues during a July 11 meeting that also included the retirement of one councilmember and the swearing in of a new one.
Belvedere's councilmembers traditionally serve for a year as mayor on a rotation, and Campbell, last year's vice mayor, now takes over for Claire McAuliffe, who remains on the board after being re-elected by voters on the June presidential primary ballot.
Marty Winter took over as vice mayor at the meeting, putting him in line to become mayor next July.

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