News digestAlameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty will open the doors of his Pleasanton district office, the Heritage House, located on the Alameda County Fairgrounds, for a holiday open house reception from 5:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18. Haggerty and his staff will be there to welcome constituents, commissioners, elected officials and anyone else who wishes to stop by.
This will be an informal social event with light refreshments. Visitors are encouraged to bring a toy or canned food item to be donated to Open Heart Kitchen and Abode Homeless Services.
The historic Heritage House is adorned with lights and decorations for the holidays, courtesy of Jim and Brandy Theofanopoulos of the Screen Machine in Livermore,
For more information on the event, contact Leah Doyle-Stevens, Haggerty's Outreach Coordinator, at 551-6995.
Go to Tri-Valley Community TV30 to view Pleasanton's Hometown Holiday Parade and tree lighting, which took place Dec. 1 on Main Street. The annual celebration included a parade with floats, marching bands, drill teams and more, followed by the lighting of the holiday tree in front of the Museum on Main.
TV30 is also showing videos of the celebrations that took place in Dublin and Livermore. For times, go to www.trivalleytv.org. DVDs are also available for purchase on the website.
Tri Valley Rotary is collecting and distributing coats to families who may not be able to afford warm coats for their children. Today is the last day to drop off new or gently used coats for ages 2-16, or for infants and adults, at one of the following collection points in Pleasanton:
* Bank of America's downtown Pleasanton branch on Main Street
* ClubSport Pleasanton, 7090 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton
* Coffee Co., 5424 Sunol Blvd., in the Raley's Shopping Center
* Hairlights Salon, 4307 Valley Ave, Suite F, Pleasanton
The Rotary Club will distribute the coats on Saturday, Dec. 15.
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