Pleasanton Weekly

News - January 1, 2010

News Digest

Readjustment counseling is now offered for veterans at Las Positas College in Livermore, as a part of the expanded veterans program. With the counseling services provided by the Concord Vet Center, the program will include individual and group counseling, as well as marital and family counseling, medical referrals, employment counseling, transition counseling and other support services. With the new offerings, Tri-Valley veterans and their families no longer have to drive to Concord or San Jose for similar services. The community college currently has 300 student veterans. To learn more, call 424-1571.

Auditions for the Livermore Valley Opera production of "Die Fledermaus" are from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Bothwell Performing Arts Center, 2466 8th St., Livermore. LVO seeks 24 singers with sight-reading ability and tenors and basses in particular. Prior opera chorus is not required and rehearsals begin Jan. 25. If interested, contact Pat Goard, Chorus Coordinator, at goardp@att.net.

The classic film series continues at the Pleasanton Public Library, with the next installment featuring "The Man in the White Suit." Shown at 7 p.m. Jan. 7, Dr. Candy Klaschus, coordinator of the humanities program at Las Positas College and film historian, will be present to discuss the feature. The series continues on the first Thursday of the month through June.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District recorded 47 potential violations of the regional no-burn restriction set for Christmas Day. Dec. 25 was forecast to have an unhealthy amount of particulate matter in the region, meaning residents were not allowed to burn wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel. The air district received 216 calls that day ranging from complaints to compliments, they said, and 12 inspectors worked on Christmas, patrolling the region and watching for smoke.

A violation does not automatically equal a citation, but the violators are entered into a database and a citation with a $400 fine will go to repeat offenders. The district reported the air quality to be within the federal health standard. For details, visit www.sparetheair.org.

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