Pleasanton Weekly

News - May 28, 2010

News digest

It's First Wednesday again

The First Wednesday "Jump Into Summer" street party will take place from 6-9 p.m. June 2 with 200 booths lining Main Street to market products and services, including community and nonprofit groups. The beer and wine garden will be open in the Round Table Pizza parking lot at 530 Main St. with featured band, the Cocktail Monkeys.

Merrill Moses, goalie for the U.S. Olympic Team and silver medalist at the Beijing Olympics, will be at Little Valley Winery, 793J Main St., from 6-8 p.m. to meet and greet water polo lovers.

Main Street will be closed from St. John Street to Old Bernal Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m. Parking will be available off Main Street in the railroad corridor between Main and First streets and at the Amador Valley High School parking lot.

Library closed for Memorial Day

The Pleasanton Library will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. It is also closed for Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and the following Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Democracy Video Contest

A short video created by Nicole Dalesio, a third-grade teacher at Fairlands Elementary, is one of 18 finalists in the Democracy Video Challenge contest on YouTube. She is competing against two others to earn the grand prize from the Americas.

To vote for Delasio's video, "Democracy is a child," log onto www.youtube.com/democracychallenge. People can vote once a day until June 15.

Stories of veterans

U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., 11th) is hosting a recording session for the Veterans History Project from 4-7 p.m. May 28 at his Pleasanton office, 5776 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 175. The goal is to collect and preserve the firsthand accounts of American war veterans by archiving video and audio recordings of their remembrances at the Library of Congress.

Members of the Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program's TV Production and Multimedia class and the San Joaquin Delta College Radio, Television, Broadcasting Department will conduct one-on-one interviews with veterans and compile an audio or video recording.

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