PLEASANTON

Workshop to offer hot summer survival tips

Surviving one of the worst droughts in California history and one of the state's most stringent water-saving restrictions requires adapting to dry conditions.

Pleasanton residents who still need a few ideas can discover new strategies for conserving water at a free workshop Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the city's Operations Services Center.

The "Adapting to Drought" workshop -- featuring author and landscape architect Sarah Sutton -- will teach tips on tracking water use, converting lawns to drought-friendly alternatives, keeping landscaping alive and designing climate-adapted gardens.

Space is limited, and attendees must RSVP by calling 925-931-5504. The Operations Services Center is at 3333 Busch Road. For more on water conservation, visit www.PleasantonWaterConservation.com.

--Jeremy Thomas, Staff

Tri-Valley

National Night Out block parties slated

Dublin and Pleasanton are among the many cities inviting local residents to organize local block parties Aug. 5 on National Night Out, an event promoting crime prevention and community ties with police.


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Groups holding block parties or social events are invited to register with their local cities so police will know where to stop by. Pleasanton residents can download an application at www.pleasantonpd.org. Questions can be directed to Shannon Revel-Whitaker at 925-931-5240. The deadline to register is Aug 1.

Dublin groups should register their block parties at www.dublin.ca.gov/nno by July 31. For information about Dublin's National Night Out, call 925-833-6677. For information about the national event, visit http://natw.org.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff