News Digest: Chamber award nominees, Film project & DSRSD plant tour


Chamber award nominees

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 56th annual Community Service Awards, with businesses, nonprofits or individuals eligible in the five categories: Business Philanthropy, Excellence in Business, Excellence in Service, Distinguished Individual Service and Green Business.

Nomination forms and information regarding the criteria for each award category are available on the Pleasanton Chamber website, Nominations are due by Jan. 25. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Honorees will be recognized at the Community Service Awards event on March 25. To learn more, contact Susie Weiss at

Film project

Pleasanton filmmaker Scotty Cornfield has finished shooting his latest movie, "Seven by Seven: San Francisco Stories," five interconnected tales of life in the city. Some scenes were shot at a house in Livermore.

A former homicide detective, Cornfield's documentaries and features include "Children of Alcatraz." He joined four other filmmakers to produce "Seven by Seven," bringing together screenwriters, directors and sound technicians who volunteered their time and skills because they believed in the project.

They are now in the fundraising phase to upgrade equipment, pay actor salaries, and create a marketing and distribution plan to release the film. For more information, go to The online funding campaign ends Jan. 3.

DSRSD plant tour

The Dublin San Ramon Services District, which provides sewer service and recycled water to Pleasanton by contract, is offering a glimpse into the world of wastewater treatment and recycled water with a free public tour of the plant in Pleasanton.

The tour will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7399 Johnson Drive. Tours run 60 to 90 minutes and are open to ages 10 and older.

The facility treats wastewater from Dublin, southern San Ramon, and Pleasanton to protect public health and the environment.

Tour participants will learn how DSRSD recovers important resources from wastewater, including recycled water for irrigation and construction as well as methane for generating electricity, DSRSD officials said. The tour also highlights career opportunities in the industry.

Reservations are required. To sign up, visit to fill out a "Tour Request Form" or call 875-2399 to reserve a spot.

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