Today will be a busy day for Pleasanton as last-minute tax filers drive their returns to the post office, with Pleasanton's main post office n Black Avenue staying open an axtra hour for the occasion. The main post office, which always stayed open late for tax filers in the past, will close at 6 p.m., with the Hacienda branch open only until 5 p.m.
Tonight, the third annual real estate meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 301 Main St., in downtown Pleasanton. The event is co-sponsored by the Pleasanton Weekly, the city of Pleasanton, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and the Bay East Association of Realtors.
Also today, the politically-focused Tea Party will be staging a Bay Area-wide event inside the Alameda County Fairgrounds from 2-7 p.m. The group states that it is demanding limited government that is fiscally conservative and wants government leaders to "get back to following the Constitution."
Candidates challenging elected officials will be speaking, including those running to oppose Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) in the 11th District and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California).
Admission and parking at the Fairgrounds will be free.
Outside the Fairgrounds, those associated with a group called Community Resources for Independent Living plan a protest demanding that the state government find ways to fund that organization.
At the same time, the annual Boy Scout Jamboree will be getting under way at the Fairgrounds. From late today and through Sunday, 20,000 Scouts, leaders and parents are expected to gather to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
The event will feature 190 activities that honor the history of the Scouts plus special events showing how scouting has advanced to serve today's technology-savvy generation. Activities will run the gamut, from animal tracking to scuba diving to BMX events.
Another big event tonight is a Transportation Forum being hosted by the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA) in partnership with its Citizens Advisory Committee and sponsoring agencies.
The public meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Dublin Civic Center n Dublin Boulevard. Representatives of ACTIA, which serves Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore and other parts of Alameda County will highlight transportation improvements in east Alameda County. These improvements are funded through the county's half-cent transportation sales tax measure approved by voters in 2000.