News digestIron Horse Trail extension
The East Bay Regional Park District and the city of Pleasanton are hosting a second community meeting to discuss the 1.6-mile extension of the Iron Horse Trail from Santa Rita Road to the Pleasanton/Dublin BART Station. Closing this gap will complete the Iron Horse Trail through Pleasanton.
The feasibility study under way is evaluating comments and concerns voiced by residents at the first meeting held in June as well as alignment challenges, environmental impacts, traffic impacts and arterial roadway crossings. At this second meeting, the district will present the proposed alignment alternatives that have been identified, show maps and graphics, solicit comments and provide feedback to the general public. The meeting is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. in Pleasanton.
Plots offered for Pleasanton residents
People who live in Pleasanton and non-residents with a spouse or partner buried at Pioneer Cemetery will have first option to purchase plots starting Oct. 1. The cemetery, at 5780 Sunol Blvd., has 200 plots and 200 cremation niches to sell at a maximum of two per family. Beginning in April, any unsold spaces will be offered to the general public.
Information about plot locations, costs and purchase options is available through the city's agent, Jayne Archer of Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services, at 455-9696.
Books for sale
Boost your private book collection at the Fall Book Sale 2010 hosted by the Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library from Sept. 24-26 at the library's large meeting room. More than 40,000 donated books and other media from bestsellers to biographies to children's picture books will be for sale. Paperbacks are 50 cents, with hardbacks and large-format paperbacks for $1. Revenues purchase library materials, programs or equipment.
The Friday night sale will run from 6-9 p.m. for Friends members; memberships are available at the door. The sale is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Because of the tight confines of the sale layout, no strollers are allowed.
The Friends are seeking adult volunteers to help set up and to work during the sale. Call Nancy Bering at 462-4368.