Village Parkway to close for homecoming parade
The Dublin High School homecoming parade will cause the closure of sections of Village Parkway from about 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday.
Drivers will be rerouted at Davona Drive and Amador Valley Boulevard. Parade attendees are being advised to access the Dublin High campus from Brighton Drive off Amador Valley Boulevard and are encouraged to arrive early. Alternative options to reach the parade are Tamarack Drive east of Village Parkway near Frederiksen Elementary or west of Village Parkway on Brighton Drive near Kolb Park.
-- Denis Cuff, Staff
Hart Middle is seeking book sale donations
Drop off gently used books at Hart Middle School for a used book sale to help launch the school's literary journal. Books may be left weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school office, 4433 Willow Road.
If the school collects enough books, a used book sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hart multipurpose room. The book sale is open to the public. Teacher Phil Vergon envisions the literary journal as a place for students to publish their poems, short stories and other creative writings.
Donations to support the journal may be sent to the school at Hart Middle School in care of Phil Vergon, 4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588. Donations are tax-deductible. For details, email Vergon at email@example.com.
New LED lights to save major funding for city
Pleasanton will unveil a new $1.6 million LED streetlight retrofit project at a public meeting on Oct. 17.
The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Remillard conference room in the city's Operations Services Center, 3333 Busch Rd. Over the next several months, Pleasanton will convert more than 5,400 high-pressure sodium vapor streetlight fixtures to energy-efficient LED lights.
The conversion is part of Pleasanton's Climate Action Plan and will save the city up to $200,000 annually, city officials said. For more information, contact Craig Higgins, assistant director of operations at 925-931-5582, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff
Beers, 'boo!' on tap in Halloween Brew Crawl
Celebrate the scariest holiday of the year in style at downtown Pleasanton's third annual Halloween Brew Crawl from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26.
Adult fans of All Hallow's Eve are encouraged to get decked out in their wild and wackiest costumes while they sample a variety of local brews and tasty treats at 25 downtown locations.
Tickets bought before Oct. 21 are $30 online at www.instagift.com/pda or in person at the Pleasanton Main Street Brewery, 830 Main St.; Redcoats Pub, 336 St. Mary St.; or Studio Seven Arts, 400 Main St. Tickets the week of the event will be $35. Only 1,100 tickets will be sold. Tickets may be redeemed Oct. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. Participants will get a commemorative glass, tasting map and beer tastings at 25 sites.
Designated drivers may get tickets for just $10. The event program will include taxi information. The Pleasanton Downtown Association is sponsoring the event.
Teen workshop shows kids where money goes
Teens can learn to manage their money with the free finance seminar "Can I Still Have My Latte? Money Management for Teens" to be held Nov. 9 at Livermore's Civic Center library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.
The presentation is aimed at high school seniors and college freshmen, but high school students of all ages are welcome. Teens will learn how to track their expenses and know when to use credit or cash, plus many other helpful financial tips. The seminar is led by UNCLE Credit Union representatives Harold Roundtree, president and CEO, and Chung Bothwell, board of directors chairman.
The seminar will be in the story time room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For details, call 925-373-5576 or visit www.livermorelibrary.net.