News digestNYE on BART
BART will extend its service until 3 a.m. on New Year's Eve, running every 20 minutes during its usual evening hours, and run additional trains into and out of San Francisco.
The extra service is to ease crowding at Embarcadero and Montgomery Street stations because of the large number of people attending the fireworks show in downtown San Francisco.
In addition, starting at 8 p.m., trains on the Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont lines will stop at Embarcadero Station but not at Montgomery Street.
Trains on the Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond lines heading into San Francisco will not stop at Embarcadero Station. The San Francisco stop closest to the fireworks show for customers on the Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond lines will be Montgomery Street. Trains from Millbrae and Daly City will make all stops in San Francisco.
Additional event trains will be standing by to carry riders home during the busiest time, when the fireworks end. After the finale, passengers headed to Dublin, Pleasanton and Fremont must use Embarcadero Station. Trains will not stop at Montgomery Street Station.
Passengers boarding trains for Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond must use Montgomery Street Station. Trains on the Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond lines will not stop at Embarcadero Station on their way out of San Francisco. BART recommends passengers on Millbrae and Daly City trains use Montgomery Street Station.
BART will operate on a Holiday/Sunday timetable with service beginning at 8 a.m. on New Year's Day.
Scouts receive honors
Seven Girl Scouts will be receiving the top Scouting honor, the Gold Award, on January 5th in a ceremony at the American Legion.
Gold Award recipients are: Derusha Baskaran, Sara Borchers, Morgan Ingram, Sunyoung Kye, Meghana Vijayraghavan, Claire Williams and Sarah Williams.
Troop leader Karen Rodriquez will be recognized for her work, having helped more than 100 young women earn their Gold Awards. She'll be retiring as troop leader next year.
Girl Scout uniforms from the last 100 years will be on display, along with information about the progression of the Gold Award over the past 100 years.
Girl Scouts celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012.
Dennis Regan will headline the New Year comedy kick-off show at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton on Wednesday, January 9, at 7:30 p.m. Regan is a frequent guest on both the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and the "Late Show with David Letterman."
Regan is one of the few comics who have had multiple appearances on both the Tonight Show and the Late Show. He's also been on Showtime and Comedy Central, and has worked behind the scenes as well, writing comedy for others and as a television writer, notably on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens for four seasons.
Opening for Regan is Vallejo native and Bay Area favorite G. King. King performs regularly at comedy clubs and other venues throughout the Bay Area as well as nationally, and has opened for top national comedians including Charlie Murphy, Tony Roberts, and Damon Wayans.
The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue.