News Digest: School registration, Mayors' Summit, Gem Faire & Lucky Fans


School registration

Online registration for the 2018-19 school year opens Wednesday for Pleasanton Unified School District students, both returning and new.

Parents and guardians can access the online forms through the district's webpage at, where they will be guided through the various registration steps.

After completing the online process, families will receive a confirmation email, which they should print out and bring to the final and in-person registration step -- walk-through registration at students' respective school sites.

For specific dates and times of walk-through registration, check individual school websites. All families should also receive a letter in the mail with instructions on the process.

Mayors' Summit

The Tri-Valley Mayors' Summit event is coming up on Aug. 15, and while the luncheon portion is sold out, tickets remain available ($20) for the public discussion among the five mayors on various local and regional topics.

Scheduled to attend the event, hosted by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, are mayors Newell Arnerich (Danville), Bill Clarkson (San Ramon), David Haubert (Dublin), John Marchand (Livermore) and Jerry Thorne (Pleasanton).

Networking and lunch will run from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in The Roundhouse Market and Conference Center at 2600 Camino Ramon. The public discussion will follow from 12:20-1:30 p.m. in the larger Tahoe Auditorium. For tickets, visit

Gem Faire is back

The Gem Faire is returning to the Alameda County Fairgrounds next weekend.

Billed as the West Coast's premier jewelry and bead show, the three-day event will feature exhibitors from across the globe with a large selection of fine jewelry, crystals, gemstones, beads, minerals, fossils and more.

The Gem Faire runs from 12-6 p.m. next Friday (Aug. 3), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Sunday. Admission costs $7, valid for the entire weekend. For more details, visit or call 503-252-8300.

Lucky Fans

Tri-Valley Community Television is giving away tickets to The Wave waterpark in Dublin on Monday through Friday next week for members of TV30's Lucky Fans program.

Each daily winner will receive four tickets to the park, which is open every day through Aug. 12 and then weekends through Labor Day. Sign up at

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Nominations due by Sept. 16

Pleasanton Weekly and are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

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