Pleasanton Weekly

News - July 23, 2010

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National Night Out seeks party throwers

Hold a party. Help stop crime. While the two may not sound like they go together, National Night Out has been successful for nearly 27 years. The event raises crime and drug awareness and sends a message to criminals that communities are fighting back.

Pleasanton began its involvement in the event 10 years ago, with four block parties; last year, there were 38. Those that register by July 28 with police for this year's Aug. 3 event could get visits from the mayor, city manager, police or firefighters. Call 931.5100.

Cancer walk raises $120,000

Tri-Valley SOCKs (Stepping Out for Cancer Kures) gave a total of $120,000 to three beneficiaries of the fifth annual Bras for the Cause Breast Cancer Walk in Pleasanton. Axis Community Health received $35,000 for breast screening services for uninsured women; Susan G. Komen for the Cure received $50,000 to fund research and community outreach programs; and UCSF's Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center received $35,000 for research.

The 10K walk had more than 400 participants wearing colorful bras as they trekked around Pleasanton. Afterward, a "Hand Over the Goods" party was held at Ruby Hill Winery.

DUI suspect pleas not guilty

A Pleasanton woman arrested following a multiple hit-and-run in April has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Court records show Megan Martin, 52, had a blood alcohol content of .28 at the time of her arrest, after hitting several cars and a fire hydrant.

Martin's attorney succeeded in getting the trial before a new judge; a SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) ankle bracelet that she was ordered to wear has been removed, but Martin was ordered to attend one 12-step meeting a week.

Her trial is set for Aug. 25.

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