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Pleasanton Weekly

News - August 5, 2011

News digest

The new multi-specialty outpatient clinic and nursing home for veterans will be located in French Camp, just south of Stockton, near Interstate 5, Congressman Jerry McNerney announced last week. The facility will be part of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, which provides services for Pleasanton veterans.

A new community-based outpatient clinic is also being built at Technology Court in Fremont in addition to the 10,000-square-foot outpatient clinic that opened in 2010.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will continue to provide medical outpatient services at its site on Arroyo Road in Livermore. Once the new facilities are open in the Central Valley and East Bay, the VA will evaluate the best reuse for the Livermore Campus, said McNerney spokeswoman Sarah Hersh.

Five years ago the decision was made to relocate programs at the Livermore site to the Central Valley and East Bay, considering the geographic location of the veteran population, transportation, potential hospital partnerships and cost of land.

Each Saturday Night in August from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., visitors will enjoy special offers from some of their favorite downtown shops and eateries, organized by the Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) and free of charge. The evenings will have live music and special entertainment for children.

"We want residents and visitors to come to downtown and really savor all we have to offer here," PDA Executive Director Laura Olson said.

For more information, visit the news section at www.PleasantonDowntown.net.

Crews began maintenance repairs on the wastewater piping system along Dublin Canyon Road on Monday, a project that will last through the middle of the month, Pleasanton operations representatives said.

Construction crews will be working from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday between Foothill Road and the top of the grade. Both lanes of Dublin Canyon Road will remain open, with flaggers on the road to assist large trucks. Traffic may be slightly impacted during the construction period, and drivers are encouraged to use extra caution along the roadway.

Because traffic volumes are typically reduced during early August, this scheduled maintenance is expected to produce minimal delays for local residents, city representatives said.

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