Pleasanton Weekly

News - June 27, 2014

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1st Wednesday time

The 1st Wednesday Street Party gets underway at 6 p.m. July 2 for three hours of shopping, dining and strolling through downtown's unique shops, restaurants and middle-of-Main Street booths set up to market their products and services.

The folks at the Pleasanton Downtown Association, which sponsors the 1st Wednesday events, urge everyone to dress in their best 1980s gear and neon colors in keeping with the "Neon Summer Nights" theme for this month's party.

Tease your hair, put on your slap bracelets and dress in your best 80s flair and then stop by the Entertainment Garden to enter to win a free raffle prize for dressing up. July's featured band is Fast Times.

Main Street will be closed from Del Valle Parkway to Bernal Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m. for the event.

SWing for a cause

The Sandra J. Wing Foundation is holding its second annual SWing for Cancer Therapies golf tournament Sept. 15 at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton.

Participation in the event, which costs $200 per player or $700 for a foursome, will help benefit the lives of cancer patients in the Tri-Valley. Registration includes 18 holes, a box lunch, awards, cocktails and appetizers.

Golfers will tee off at 10:30 a.m. and play the Hill Course at Castlewood, located at 707 Country Club Circle.

For more information registration or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.healingtherapiesfoundation.org

Naming post office

A bill to name the U.S. Post Office in Dublin as the "James 'Jim' Kohnen Post Office" has passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 398-0.

The measure was introduced by Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) to honor the life of Tri-Valley public servant and 30-year Army veteran Dr. Jim Kohnen, who died May 29, 2012.

"Naming the post office in Dublin after Dr. Jim Kohnen is a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to the Tri-Valley community," Swalwell said.

The post office facility, which is under the jurisdiction of the Pleasanton post office, is located at 6937 Village Pkwy. in Dublin.

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