Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 30, 2010

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Voting ends at midnight May 2 in the Pleasanton Weekly Mother-Daughter Look-alike Contest. Go to to view the eight finalists and click in the box under the relatives you think show the greatest resemblance.

The winners will be published May 7 in the print and online editions.

Robots assisting in gynecologic surgery

San Ramon Regional Medical Center is presenting a free seminar on "Minimally Invasive, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery," from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Gynecologist Mark Lollar will speak on hysterectomies and other procedures he performs using computerized robotics. He will discuss the benefits of minimally-invasive, robotic-assisted surgery, such as tiny incisions, reduced hospitalization and reduced recovery time.

Reservations are requested. Call 284-2878 or visit The seminar will be held in the hospital's South Conference Room in the South Building, 7777 Norris Canyon Road in San Ramon.

Nominate now for Museum on Main Heritage Awards

The board of directors of the Museum on Main in downtown Pleasanton is now accepting nominations for the first Museum on Main Heritage Awards, to recognize excellence in the preservation of our community's history.

Each year a panel of qualified judges, including historical preservation architects, members of the history profession, representatives from the community and the museum's board will give the awards in five categories. This year's honorees will be publicly acknowledged at an award ceremony to be held Sept. 24 at the museum, 603 Main St.

The categories are Historic Preservation; Historic Business, Educator; Phoebe Hearst and Historic Organization. To learn more or to pick up a nomination form and the complete set of criteria for each award, visit the museum or its website, Nominations must be received by June 30. For more information, contact Jim DeMersman at 462-2766.

Family musical fun

Toucan Jam will present "A World of Music" at the Pleasanton Public Library at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

The Parents' Choice award-winning duo of Kelly Mulhollan and Donna Stjerna lead a musical whirlwind tour around the globe, featuring music and instruments from Australia to Texas, South America to Africa. They mix in original songs, stories, a joke-telling toucan puppet and audience participation for a high-energy good time for everyone, toddlers to grandparents/

The performance concludes the library's popular Dance & Sing Around the World series until next fall. The show is free and approximately 45 minutes long.


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