Pleasanton Weekly

News - January 8, 2010

News Digest

Haven needs helpers

Tri-Valley Haven, a non-profit agency providing shelter and counseling for survivors of sexual assault and battered women and their children for more than 30 years, is in need of volunteers. TVH seeks dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in training to be sexual assault, crisis line or legal clinic advocates. The 65-hour volunteer training course will begin Jan. 19, with classes held every Tuesday and Thursday evening through April 1. Volunteers must be 21 years old or older. Applications and information can be found at Call Geneal at 449-5845 ext. 2711 or email

Gala tickets for sale

Tickets are now available for the Amador Valley High School's athletic booster club's annual Purple and Gold Gala. The event takes place from 5:30 to 11 p.m. March 6 at the Casa Real Event Center, located at 410 Vineyard Ave. The evening of dinner, dancing and an auction will help support the school's athletics program. Last year they raised $93,000 and this year's goal is $100,000. Tickets are $100 to $250 and table reservations are available as well. For more information, contact Sally Parsons at 846-9531 or

Roe v. Wade event

Members of the Alameda County Tri-Valley Chapter of the National Organization for Women (ACT NOW) are planning a Roe v. Wade demonstration from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at the corner of Hopyard Road and Owens Drive. The event will commemorate the Supreme Court's decision on the same date in 1973 when abortion was legalized in the United States. NOW supports the right of women to decide how to conduct their pregnancies. For more information, contact Nancy Freedom at 249-0000 or

Carden West opens doors

Carden West School, serving children in preschool, elementary and middle school grades, will hold two open houses in the open enrollment period for the 2010-11 school year. They are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12 and Feb. 17 at the school, 4576 Willow Road. Tours can also be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays or Saturdays. Call 463-6060. For more information, visit


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