News Digest: State of the City on Tuesday, Teen job fair & Ragin' Cajun


State of the City

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne is set to deliver his State of the City address during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Pleasanton at the Club.

Thorne, who just started his fourth and final term in office, typically updates attendees about the city's fiscal situation, public safety, and key public and private projects from the past year, as well as a look at initiatives for the year ahead.

Tickets are no longer available for the event, which required pre-registration.

Teen job fair

The city of Pleasanton is partnering with San Ramon, Dublin and Danville and the Dublin-San Ramon Women's Club to present the annual teen job and career fair next Saturday (March 2) from 12-3 p.m. at the Dublin Senior Center at 7600 Amador Valley Blvd.

Teenagers ages 14-19 can meet with local employers, pick up applications and apply for jobs. The event will also feature mock interviews, career workshops scheduled throughout the day, and a career panel of professionals.

Admission is free to all teen job seekers and lunch will be provided; participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume and dress in professional attire. For more information, visit

Ragin' Cajun

Tickets remain on sale for the 11th annual Ragin' Cajun fundraiser supporting the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, which provides grants for complementary treatments for Tri-Valley cancer patients.

The Ragin' Cajun will run from 6-11 p.m. March 8 at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, with an "African Beat" theme. Visit

Night walk with nature

East Bay Parks is offering a glimpse into the world of wildlife after dark when naturalist Constance Taylor leads a night walk from 6-8 p.m. this Saturday at Brushy Peak Regional Preserve in Livermore.

Organizers recommend a headlamp, drinking water and dressing in layers; the walk is about three miles and suitable for ages 5 and older.

Meet Taylor at the park's Laughlin Ranch Staging Area, located at the end of Laughlin Road off Northfront Road, which parallels the north side of Interstate 580. For more information, call 510-544-3239.

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