Pleasanton Weekly

News - March 19, 2010

News Digest

Mountain lion spotted in Ruby Hill

A mountain lion was allegedly spotted on a Ruby Hill home's yard Tuesday. The homeowner apparently saw the animal around 7:30 a.m. and called police. Officers searched the grounds in the vicinity of the Paladin Way home but were unable to locate the animal.

While these sightings are rare, police urge residents to be cautious. This is the season for mountain lion sightings, police said. They urged the public to avoid hiking or jogging alone in rural areas, especially during times mountain lions are known to be most active: at dusk, at night and early in the morning. Sightings should be reported to police immediately. To learn how to handle an encounter with a mountain lion, visit the city's website at www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us.

Relive St. Pat's Parade action

Whether you missed out the first time or want to relieve the fun, the Dublin Lions Club's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be rebroadcast on TV30 this weekend. The parade -- which had more than 80 entries including clowns, bagpipers, local marching bands and equestrian riders -- will be shown on Channel 30 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and at noon Sunday. Find TV30 online at www.trivalleytv.org.

Vietnam veterans to be honored

Patriots of the East Bay, represented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and other veterans and military-support organizations, will hold a "Welcome Home and Thank You" celebration for Vietnam veterans from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The event will feature live music, guest speakers, a Huey helicopter and more. Parking is free for this event. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to take pictures, medals and other memorabilia to display and share with others at "Memory Lane" tables. Those planning to attend are asked to email vnvwelcomehome@yahoo.com with their name and the number of guests they will have with them.

Keep the Irish celebration going

Members of the McBride School of Irish Dance will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Their solo and team dancers have won medals and obtained championship placings and titles throughout the Western United States, the North American National Championships, All Irelands and World Championships. This performance is part of the library's ongoing Dance and Sing Around the World series, celebrating the many cultures which make up the Pleasanton community. These free programs are open to all ages, no registration required. For information, visit www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/library/programs-and-events.html or call 931-3400 ext. 8.

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