News digestThe Giants World Series Trophy will be on display from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 2 at Stoneridge Shopping Center. The sterling silver trophy is the actual one delivered by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to the San Francisco Giants following the Nov. 1 World Series win against the Texas Rangers.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the free trophy viewing but they will not be allowed to touch it. A professional photographer will be on hand; the use of personal cameras will be determined according to the turnout.
The trophy is on a 30-plus city tour that began Jan. 4 and will include stops at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and Troy, N.Y., where the team was founded, and culminate in San Francisco neighborhoods and eventually AT&T Park for the Giants home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 8.
A film by a 2001 Amador Valley High grad will air Sunday at the 13th annual California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF) that takes place Jan. 28-Feb. 3 at the New Rheem Theatre in Moraga.
Michael Callahan's film "Kiddo," which runs 8 minutes 45 seconds, will be shown from 10 a.m.-noon at the Zemrak Theatre, plus it is nominated for Best Student Film and Best Mini Short. "Kiddo" is the story of a meek young man who helps his friend rob a diner and must come to terms with "the power at the end of his gun."
Callahan is home from Los Angeles to scout locations for his University of Southern California thesis film, which he will shoot in this vicinity in May.
Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) is accepting applications for interns in his Pleasanton and Stockton offices. College and post-graduate students are eligible and high school students will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Fax a cover letter and resume to 737-0734 for the Pleasanton office and (209) 476-8587 for the Stockton office.