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Pleasanton Weekly

News - July 19, 2013

News digest

Calling all veterans

A Veterans Resource Fair will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow at the Pleasanton Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. Information will be presented on the Bay Area's regional network of services for veterans, plus there will be a presentation on how seniors and veterans can protect themselves from scams aimed at them.

The fair is being presented by state Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) and state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord).

Downtown Wine Stroll

Pleasanton Downtown Association's annual Summer Wine Stroll is from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, July 27, with 20 wineries from Livermore Valley showcasing their wines, served with snacks, at downtown businesses. The stroll begins at the Museum on Main, 603 Main St., where guests will pick up a commemorative wine glass and map of participating establishments.

One thousand tickets are being sold for $30 each until July 26 at Berry Patch, Clover Creek and the Rose Hotel and at pleasantondowntown.net. Any remaining tickets will be sold the day of the event beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the museum for $35 cash. Designated drivers can enjoy the stroll with non-alcoholic beverages for $10.

Join neighbors to fight crime

The Pleasanton Police Department is co-sponsoring National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, and encourages neighbors to hold block parties. The evening is designed to heighten crime awareness, generate support for anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and partnerships with the police, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Pleasanton's National Night Out has grown during the last 11 years to about 40 block parties, which vary from potlucks and barbecues to ice cream socials, some with bands, bounce houses and kids activities. Registered parties might be visited by police, firefighters or city officials.

To register your neighborhood, go to the Pleasanton Police Department at 4833 Bernal Ave., visit www.pleasantonpd.org, or call 931-5240. Deadline is Aug. 1. The event is co-sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

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