Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 16, 2010

News Digest

SWIMMERS IN TOWN Pleasanton's Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center will be the host site for the Tri-Valley Masters swim meet to be held Friday-Sunday, April 16-18. The meet is expected to draw about 800 swimmers who will begin to arrive at 8 a.m. each day and leave around 5 p.m.

The city of Pleasanton has worked closely with the organization to plan a successful competition with reduced impact on the neighborhoods surrounding the Aquatic Center, located at 4455 Black Ave. near Santa Rita Road. City staff has developed a traffic flow system to facilitate competitor drop-off, and participants have been notified of parking locations that would reduce the impacts on the surrounding neighborhoods.

RECYCLE E-WASTE Harsch Investment Properties is holding an e-waste recycling day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at the parking lot at Hacienda West, 3875 Hopyard Road in Pleasanton.

Shred Works is providing five boxes of free shredding. All documents will be collected and shredded off site to reduce traffic and noise pollution. There is no need to remove paper clips, staples, binders or clasps. Shred Works will provide free AAA NAID Certified Shredding of your confidential documents complete with a certificate of destruction.!

Electronic items accepted include televisions, monitors, computers, computer components, fax machines, printers, copiers, toner cartridges, MP3 Players, VCR's/DVD's, cell phones and telephone equipment

PLANT SALE TOMORROW The Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club is putting on its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 17, at Amador Valley High School, 1155 Santa Rita Road. Available for purchase are vegetables, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and home and garden supplies. Volunteers will be on hand to provide information. Call 216-1786 or visit

HEALTHY KIDS DAY The Tri-Valley YMCA is sponsoring Healthy Kids Day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave. (across from the post office) in Pleasanton.

The free event will begin with an "Every Buddy" Walk, a 0.9 mile long walk around the park with stops at interactive activity stations en route. All walkers' names will be entered into a drawing for great prizes. There will be music, healthy food, and all kinds of opportunities for recreation and learning related to healthy lifestyle and diet.

For more information, contact Jeff Atwood at 475-6112, or at


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