News digestContinue the spirit of Independence Day at Pleasanton Downtown Association's "Red White and Blues" 1st Wednesday Street Party from 6-9 p.m. July 7.
Main Street will be closed from St. John Street to Old Bernal Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m. Park at Amador Valley High School or the railroad corridor between Main and First Streets.
The Foundation for Axis Community Health will sponsor "A Day at the Races" next Saturday, July 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Alameda County Fair. Tickets to the event are $50 each and include admission to the fair, a catered buffet luncheon, a "Best Hat" contest, prize drawings, a lesson on placing bets and, best of all, an afternoon of enjoying horseracing.
Tickets can be purchased at www.axishealth.org. All proceeds benefit Axis Community Health, provider of medical care and behavioral health services to the community.
Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) has appointed a record number of students from his 11th District to the country's military academies. Those appointed from Pleasanton are Sarah Turner, who will enroll at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Matthew Moellering, who will attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Gregory Kabel and Laura Kelly of Danville also will attend the Air Force Academy.
Michael Fung (Dublin), Allen Xu (San Ramon) and Kristin Rogers (Danville) were appointed to West Point, and Danville resident Ian Balczewski, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy.
Other students from the district accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy are: Andrew Chapman and Joseph Drake, both of Brentwood; Caitlin Gabrielson, Logan Kuhn and Jeremiah Weakley, all of Ripon; and Tyler Higaki, Tracy. Also appointed to West Point are Andrew DeFabio and Christina Lee, both of Stockton. Taylor Setness, also of Stockton, was appointed to the Naval Academy.