Pleasanton Weekly

News - November 12, 2010

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>Emergency drill set for Tuesday

Don't be alarmed if emergency vehicles seem to be on alert Tuesday evening. The Fall 2010 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class of 26 students is planning a disaster drill on Tuesday, beginning at 7 p.m.

There will be several Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department engines heading to the city's Operation Services Center at 4444 Busch Road from about 7:30-8 p.m., and officials want the public that this is just a drill.

Learn about energy upgrades

The city of Pleasanton and the U.S. Green Building Council are sponsoring a free panel presentation about the Energy Upgrade California program, at 6 p.m. Monday at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. in Pleasanton.

Energy Upgrade California is an alliance among California counties, cities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, the state's investor-owned utilities and publicly owned utilities. It is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, California utility ratepayers, and private contributions.

Monday's program will feature presentations by guest speakers who will explain the program and discuss home assessments and available rebates. Speakers include Judie Ettlinger from StopWaste.Org, home performance technician Mark St. Raymond who has performed more than 100 home energy audits and retrofits, and Joanne Panchana from PG&E.

The City of Pleasanton is co-hosting this event as a part of the City's Climate Action Plan (CAP). Those interested in attending are encouraged to register online at

Pirate lovers music

The Pleasanton Community Concert Band will present a free concert Sunday, "The Band at Sea with Pirates," featuring Jack Tar March, Zampa Overture, Pirates of the Caribbean: Symphonic Suite, The Pirates of Penzance, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Jolly Robbers, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

If you like pirate music then this concert is for you. It will begin at 2 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. in Pleasanton.


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