Pleasanton Weekly

News - February 14, 2014

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Local alternative rock band Ten Car Train is set to perform at Handles Gastropub next weekend to benefit the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation.

"We all have strong ties with Pleasanton and doing this as a benefit for PPIE makes the show even better for us," said Chris Zaballos, guitarist and vocalist for the band.

Tickets cost $10 at the door, with all proceeds going to the PPIE. Additionally, Handles will donate 10% of dinner sales that evening to the foundation.

The concert is scheduled for Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. at the restaurant and bar, 855 Main St.

Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp. last weekend recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of meat deemed unfit for human consumption, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

FSIS officials determined the company "processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection."

The meat in question -- produced between Jan. 1, 2013 and Jan. 7, 2014 -- included items such as beef tongue, beef carcasses and veal cuts, according to federal officials.

The products were reportedly shipped from Petaluma to distributors and retailers located in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas.

For more information about the recall, visit www.fsis.usda.gov.

The California Retired Teachers Association has given out its annual $150 stipends to 15 active local teachers to support a specific project to benefit their students. The association received 153 applications from teachers, according to communications chairwoman Cathe Norman.

This year's awards were as follows: Pleasanton -- Tony Battilega et al, Emely Correia, Carol Kato, Renee Ogle and Abbie Rockwell; Dublin -- Kate Deloache, Shaun Martins, Lu Middleton and Jonathan Ulrich; and Livermore -- Janet Baccus, K. Barcelona/P. Baker, Ann Brown, Katelyn Medina, Karen Shepard and Lindsay Milligan.

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