Organizers of a new Little League World Series, being held in Livermore from July 30-Aug. 5, hope that everyone in the area will come to the free games so that Max Baer Park, home of Granada Little League, can continue to host the games.
The series will include teams not only from across the country, but from around the world. Local District 57 is being represented by its champions, Pleasanton National Intermediate.
Skateboarder crashes into light pole
A 15-year-old boy suffered a head injury last Thursday night when the skateboard he was riding careened off Grey Fox Circle in southeast Pleasanton and crashed into a streetlight pole.
He was riding down the hill in the 900 block of Grey Fox Circle around 8:30 p.m. when he lost control and fell, according to Pleasanton police Sgt. Mike Tryphonas.
The teen was hospitalized for several days but his family reported that he was slowly getting better.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the police at 931-5100.
Renewable energy use climbs, says Lab
Americans used more natural gas, solar panels and wind turbines and less coal to generate electricity in 2012, according to energy charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Wind power again saw the highest percentage gain, with new wind farms continuing to come on line with bigger, more efficient turbines developed in response to government-sponsored incentives to invest in renewable energy, said A.J. Simon, an LLNL energy systems analyst.
Solar also jumped, driven by huge declines in the prices of photovoltaic panels, due to global oversupply. The Lab also reported that this is the first year in at least a decade where there has been a measurable decrease in nuclear energy.
Last week's list of Pleasanton Poets Laureate in the story, "'Gypsy' takes city's poetic reins," should have included Cynthia Bryant, who served in the position from 2005-07 and 2011-13.