Pleasanton Weekly

News - March 12, 2010

News Digest

Livermore woman found safe

A 28-year-old Livermore mother who went missing on Feb. 28 turned up last Thursday night at a Sacramento medical facility, police said. Police said Olivia Aguirre -- who on Monday morning left her 3-year-old child with her mother and said she was going to the store for a few minutes -- checked herself in to the facility at about 9 p.m. March 4. The circumstances of her disappearance are still being investigated, police said. According to police, Aguirre's family said she has medical conditions that if left untreated could cause a stroke or heart attack. After she went missing, Aguirre did not contact family or friends and did not answer her cell phone, police said.

PFLL starts the season

From 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the Pleasanton Foothill Little League celebrates opening day at the new Bernal Fields. The ceremony is hosted by San Jose Sharks announcer Randy Hahn, with special guest speakers Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton), 2009 Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, and Mark Spiller from the city's parks and recreation department. A barbecue follows at 11 a.m. and a bake sale for Haiti will be ongoing during the event. Due to limited parking, a free shuttle service will take people to and from the field from Pleasanton Middle School.

Prom dresses for the needy

The Princess Project is again giving away free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who can't afford them. The East Bay dress giveaway is Saturday at 2201 Broadway in Oakland. Girls must bring a valid high school ID and one female companion to help them shop. Wristbands to allow girls a specific appointment during the day will be distributed by 8 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. For details, visit http://princessproject.org/get-a-dress.

City hosts annual transit fair

The city's fifth annual Transit Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. This free event is open to the public and will feature representatives from local transit agencies, such as WHEELS, Pleasanton Paratranist Service, BART, the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA), the Department of Motor Vehicles and the ACE train. There will also be free evaluations for seniors over 65 conducted by trained professionals. Some agencies will also sell reduced cost senior discount passes and cards. The center's Snappy Café will offer a St. Patrick's Day meal for $5 for adults and $3.50 for seniors. Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. Friday, March 12. Call 931-5365.

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