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News Digest: Pleasanton PD holiday safety workshop, PTSCA's student exchange & Bankhead shows

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'Holiday Safety Tips'

The Pleasanton Police Department is hosting a public workshop next week geared toward helping residents keep themselves and their property safe during the holiday season.

During the "Holiday Safety Tips" presentation, representatives of the criminal investigations unit will discuss topics such as preventing burglary and theft, personal safety, how to stop thieves from stealing packages on the porch and more.

"Detectives will provide important insight from cases they investigated and explain what crime prevention methods and technology can make a difference," officials said on the Pleasanton PD Facebook page.

The free seminar, open to any resident, is scheduled to run from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 12) at the Pleasanton Senior Center at 5353 Sunol Blvd.

'Tuba to Cuba' jazz

The Preservation Jazz Hall Band is bringing the joyful sounds and timeless traditions of New Orleans to the Bankhead Theater at 7:30 p.m., on Monday (Nov. 11), as part of its "A Tuba to Cuba" tour, which includes Cuban singer Yusa and other special guests.

The film "A Tuba to Cuba," released this year, follows band leader and Oberlin-trained tuba player Ben Jaffe as he seeks to trace his musical roots to the shores of Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz.

Remaining tickets are $35-$75; VIP packages offer access to the sound check and a Q&A with band members. Call 373-6800, visit, or go to the box office, 2400 First St., Livermore.

Student exchange

The Pleasanton Tulancingo Sister City Association is accepting applications from local teens who want to participate in the group's annual summer exchange program.

A participant needs to be a high school student with the equivalent of two years of high school Spanish. It is a reciprocal program, with students from Pleasanton hosted in Tulancingo homes for three weeks, and then all students traveling together to be hosted in Pleasanton homes. The only cost is the roundtrip airfare to Mexico.

Information sessions have been set for next Tuesday and Wednesday (7-8 p.m.) at the Chamber of Commerce offices at 777 Peters Ave. To learn more, visit or contact Debbie Glenn at

'Viva Italia'

Touring the U.S. for the first time, the Four Italian Tenors will salute their famous counterparts of the last 100 years -- including Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti and Andrew Bocelli -- with opera arias at 3 p.m. next Sunday (Nov. 17) at the Bankhead Theater.

Remaining tickets for "Viva Italia" are $55-$95. Call 373-6800, visit, or go to the box office, 2400 First St., Livermore.

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