News Digest: Sister city events, Future Forum & New chancellor recruitment


Sister city events

The Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association is hosting a traditional Christmas posada this Sunday evening from 7-8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building on Main Street.

The free holiday celebration will feature music, carols (in English and Spanish), dessert and refreshments.

The association is also recruiting students for its annual exchange program, during which local high school students spend three weeks with a host family in Tulancingo, Mexico during the summer, and vice versa in Pleasanton.

An information session is set for next Thursday (Dec. 20) in the Pleasanton Public Library on Old Bernal Avenue from 7-8 p.m. To learn more, visit

New chancellor

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has narrowed its search for a new chancellor to three finalists, all of whom took part in open public forums on each of the district's two main campuses earlier this week.

The finalists are Lisa Avery, president of Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus in Portland, Ore.; David Dore, campus president and vice chancellor of workforce and economic development at the Pima Community College District in Tucson, Ariz.; and Walter Tribley, superintendent/president of Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey.

The district seeks a successor to Jannett Jackson, who resigned in August. Two interim chancellors, Susan Cota and Thomas Fallo, have served since August.

-- Bay City News Service

Future Forum

The Future Forum has announced a new leadership team to oversee the group, which was founded in 2015 by local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) to bring together the youngest Democrats in Congress to focus attention on issues and opportunities for younger generations.

Swalwell, who served as two-term chair, will become chair emeritus for the group that now boasts 50 members. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (Florida) will serve as chair, with vice chair duties split among Reps. Jimmy Gomez (Riverside), Antonio Delgado (N.Y.) and Abby Finkenauer (Iowa).

Future Forum leads a national listening tour to engage with young Americans where they live, work and go to school. Members of the group have introduced legislation to address college affordability, student loan debt and entrepreneurship, among other topics.

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