News Digest: PUSD community meeting Tuesday & Crawford golf tourney benefits Piscotty ALS fund


Meet with PUSD

Pleasanton Unified officials are set to host their next "Connecting with Our Community" meeting on Tuesday (Feb. 5), giving students, families and other residents the chance to offer feedback about the district and engage with the executive team.

"We believe that we can achieve much more when we are well-connected and work together," Superintendent David Haglund said. "Through these meetings, we hope to build stronger connections with our community to foster a clear understanding of the District's mission and vision."

Officials will kick off the meeting by sharing information related to PUSD organizational goals for the year, engage in some informal Q&A, and take time to connect personally with attendees. There will also be a performance by students in PUSD's mariachi program, "Estrella Del Pueblo."

The meeting, open to the public, will run from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the multipurpose room at Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road.

Crawford tourney

Pleasanton natives Brandon Crawford (Giants) and Stephen Piscotty (A's) are getting ready to report to MLB spring training in Arizona, and though they play on rival pro teams, their families are joining together for a good cause.

The third annual Crawford Family Invitational Golf Tournament is set for Feb. 22 at Raven Golf Club in Phoenix.

This year, net proceeds will benefit ALS CURE, a nonprofit special project fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, established by Stephen's father Mike Piscotty to support breakthroughs in ALS treatment and the search for a cure. Stephen's mother, Gretchen Piscotty, died last spring after battling ALS.

The families want people in their hometown to know that spots to play in the golf tournament and sponsorship opportunities are still available but going fast. Learn more at

Lunar New Year

Stoneridge Shopping Center is celebrating the Year of the Pig with a special event in the mall's grand court this Saturday from 12-2 p.m., featuring traditional lion dances, martial arts and percussion performances, crafts, activities and more.

Performances begin promptly at noon, so mall officials advise to arrive early and secure a seat.

LPC master plan

Las Positas College in Livermore is set to share the updated Facilities Master Plan draft during a community meeting next Wednesday (Feb. 6).

Las Positas stakeholders and Tri-Valley residents are invited to attend. The meeting is set for 3-6 p.m. in Multi-Disciplinary Building 2400, Room 2401 at the Livermore community college at 3000 Campus Hill Drive.

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