Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 23, 2010

News digest

Mom-Daughter contest

Photos of the finalists in the Pleasanton Weekly Mother-Daughter Look-Alike Contest are being posted today at Be sure to cast your vote for the duo you think resembles each other the most. Voting ends at midnight May 2.

The winners will be published in the May 7 edition. The first prize is a $100 gift certificate for Strizzi's; second-place prize is two tickets to the Vine Cinema.

Volunteer for CHP

The California Highway Patrol in Dublin is seeking members for its CHP Senior Volunteer Program for ages 55 and older. To learn more, attend a session from 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, at the Pleasanton Marriott Hotel, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road.

Senior volunteers work a minimum of eight hours per month during regular business hours. Duties include office work, ride-alongs, Speed Trailer deployment, assisting at community event booths, assisting officers on non-enforcement duties, vehicle transport to and from Sacramento, and working with local schools on traffic safety programs.

Contact Officer Todd Smith at the Dublin CHP at 828-0466.

Wine auction to benefit good causes

The 16th annual Livermore Valley Wine Auction being held May 1 at the Palm Event Center, 1184 Vineyard Ave. in Pleasanton, will raise funds this year for Children's Skin Disease Foundation's Camp Wonder; Open Heart Kitchen; Oakland East Bay Symphony's MUSE program; and ValleyCare Foundation's Mobile Health Unit. Guests will enjoy a festive "Vino Carnival" with live and silent auctions of wine and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, fun games, upscale carnival cuisine and a decadent dessert port pairing.

The event takes places from 5-10 p.m., with the live auction starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling 447-WINE (447-9463).


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