Pleasanton Weekly

News - November 5, 2010

News digest

Love a parade? Volunteer!

Pleasanton is looking for good Samaritans to help with its Hometown Holidays parade and tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 4. Volunteers are needed to set up and tear down, help man barricades, light the tree, to help other volunteers check in and work as flagmen. Youths ages 13 to 17 are welcome with adult volunteers to supervise.

Hometown Holidays runs from 5-7:30 p.m., capping off with the tree-lighting at the Museum On Main, 603 Main St., a community sing-along and a special appearance by Santa. Volunteer information is available at 931-3432 or at www.hometownholiday.com.

Prevent foreclosure

A seminar on preventing foreclosure is being presented tomorrow by the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville.

The nonprofit group Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) will introduce concepts for homeowners in distress, discuss California's foreclosure process, give an overview of the eviction process, and examine debt obligations that remain even after foreclosure. Attendees can also meet face-to-face with housing counselors and attorneys.

The Tri-Valley Foreclosure Workshop and Clinic will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at the Dublin Public Library, 200 Civic Plaza. For information on foreclosure prevention services, call (510) 271-8443, ext. 304.

Band Aid

The Amador Valley High School Band is asking people to donate instruments and music accessories for its sister band, Bernhard Moos Elementary in Chicago, Ill. The instrument collection will be held from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 7 in the high school parking lot, 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton.

Amador Valley Band Aid, established by AVHS and the Band Council, came to the assistance of Moos Elementary because the school has very few instruments and parents can't afford rentals. Band teacher Tiffany Frayer literally began the program with a room, some chalk and a stapler, said AVHS Band Council president Emily Truax.

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