DUBLIN

Tour of developments scheduled for Oct. 16

The city and Dublin Chamber of Commerce will host a bus tour of current and future development sites in town from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 16.

For information and reservations, call the chamber at 925-828-6200. The cost is $60 for the bus tour and a lunch afterward and $40 for just the luncheon. Mayor Tim Sbranti will be among the speakers at the event.

-- Denis Cuff

New manager picked from City Hall ranks

A City Hall insider will become the next city manager.

The City Council agreed Sept. 24 to promote Chris Foss, the Dublin assistant city manager since 2008, to succeed retiring City Manager Joni Pattillo. The vote was 5-0 to pick Foss rather than recruit and interview other candidates to lead Dublin, the fastest-growing city in Alameda County. His pay and other compensation details will be negotiated by Foss and a council subcommittee, according to a news release from the city.

"We found the leadership we need already in City Hall," City Councilman Kevin Hart said Sept 25.


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The council decided on Foss the night of Sept. 24 after interviewing him during a closed session. Foss will become the third city manager since Dublin incorporated in 1982. Foss initially will serve as acting city manager after Pattillo leaves City Hall by the end of the year. He will become the permanent city manager April 26, giving Pattillo time to use up accrued leave time and formally begin her retirement, Hart said.

-- Denis Cuff

PLEASANTON

Tri-Valley sewer plant tours offered to public

Free public tours of the Tri-Valley's biggest sewer plant will be offered 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Dublin-San Ramon Services District.

The plant is located at 7399 Johnson Drive in Pleasanton. To make tour reservations, visit www.dsrsd.com/Education/tourrequest.html or call 925-875-2294. Tours also can be arranged at other times for groups of at least six or more people. The plant treats wastewater for Dublin, Pleasanton and a portion of San Ramon.

-- Denis Cuff

'Toasts & Tastes of Fall' event to benefit schools

A nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to improve Pleasanton schools has scheduled its yearly culinary fundraiser.

Pleasanton Partnerships in Education will host the 10th annual "Toasts & Tastes of Fall," which will include a cocktail party, culinary competition and silent auction, said Susan Hayes, the organization's executive director.

The cooking contest will feature 15 teams competing in three separate categories: Savory, Sweet and Slow. Each squad will include a local chef, who will be assisted by a school principal and a community sponsor.

Juliette Goodrich of KPIX-TV will emcee the event, which also will feature live jazz music. The fundraiser will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 at the California Center, 4400 Rosewood Drive in Pleasanton.

A no-host bar will be available. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at www.ppie.org. Tickets also can be bought by mailing personal checks to PPIE, 333 Division St., Pleasanton, CA 94566. For information, call 925-846-5620 or send email to mail@ppie.org.

-- Chris De Benedetti