News Digest: Mother's Day contest deadline, Swalwell town hall & Bras for the Cause


Mother's Day contest

Next Thursday (April 11) is the deadline to submit photographs for the Pleasanton Weekly's popular Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest, held each year in honor of Mother's Day.

Staff members of the Weekly will choose the eight pairs of finalists, which will be posted online April 17 for the public to vote on which mother and daughter most look alike. A story announcing the winners and spotlighting the finalists will appear in the May 10 edition of the Pleasanton Weekly.

Send photos in jpg format (at least 300 dpi) to Dolores Fox Ciardelli at, along with the names of the mother and daughters, ages if the daughters are under 18, and any other information to share.

Measles case

Alameda County health officials urged people last week who were at a Livermore restaurant the weekend before and are more at risk of contracting measles to get in touch with their doctor as soon as possible.

The officials said people who were at Sauced BBQ & Spirits on First Street from 8-11 p.m. on March 23 may have been exposed to measles. Those at most risk from the possible exposure were people who are unvaccinated or who have weaker immune systems.

Swalwell town hall

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) is set to hold a "catch-up event" for local residents on April 14 at Dublin High School, where he will discuss his vision for the East Bay and America.

Swalwell, 38, is in his fourth term representing California's 15th Congressional District, which includes Pleasanton. A rising Democrat and vocal critic of President Donald Trump, Swalwell has openly stated he is considering a presidential run in 2020 but has not announced a decision to date.

The constituent event, which is organized by Swalwell's re-election campaign, is set to begin at 2 p.m. April 14 at the high school on Village Parkway.

Bras for the Cause

Tri-Valley SOCKs' 14th annual Bras for the Cause will take place April 13, an energetic evening of high-spirited women walking through Pleasanton's downtown wearing various versions of brassieres outside their clothing.

The colorful event centers around the 8K stroll that raises money for local breast cancer beneficiaries. To register for the walk or to donate online, visit

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