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News Digest: Remembering Ilene in Dublin, Coffee with a Cop & PUSD webinar

Also: Library needs literacy tutors, EBRPD youth job fair & Sunflower Hill grant

Remembering Ilene

The Dublin community will join together for a somber anniversary next Thursday evening as they gather for the annual Ilene Misheloff Candlelight Walk and Prayer Service.

Each year on Jan. 30, the Misheloff family, their friends, city leaders and everyday community members meet to remember Ilene and rekindle awareness about her abduction. The group walks the path 13-year-old Ilene took home from school on that fateful day in 1989.

A student at Wells Intermediate School (now called T.D. Wells Middle School), Ilene was excused early from her physical education class toward the end of the school day, receiving permission to walk home and change into her ice-skating clothes. Her key fob was later found near the entrance to John Mape Memorial Park, along the route she typically took home.

Ilene's whereabouts remain unknown.

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Thursday's walk will begin at Wells (6800 Penn Drive) at 7 p.m. and proceed to St. Raymond Catholic Church (11555 Shannon Ave.) for the prayer service.

Anyone with information regarding Ilene Misheloff's disappearance can contact Dublin police Sgt. Alan Corpuz at 833-6682. Tips can remain anonymous.

Coffee with a Cop

Pleasanton residents who want to learn more about their city police officers, perhaps over a warm beverage, will have the chance on Tuesday morning (Jan. 28).

The Pleasanton Police Department is holding its Coffee with a Cop event from 8-10 a.m. at Peet's Coffee & Tea at 5765 Valley Ave.

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"It's the perfect way to start the morning and find out what's happening in your neighborhood," PPD officials said on social media. "We're excited to meet you, #Pleasanton! #BetterTogether."

PUSD webinar

Pleasanton Unified School District officials are hosting their first district-wide webinar this Monday (Jan. 27) at 7 p.m., an online meeting that will focus on PUSD facilities needs and potential upgrades.

The special webinar, held a week after an in-person community meeting at Amador Valley High on the topic of facilities, will feature a presentation update on Measure I1, Measure M information and other facilities improvements projects, as well as an opportunity to ask questions during a moderated Q&A with PUSD leaders.

The webinar will be taped as an educational resource for community members to reference in the future. Access the webinar on Monday using the link, https://pusdfacilitiesupdate2020.eventbrite.com.

Reading tutors

The city Library and Recreation Department is holding a training and orientation event to onboard incoming English language tutors for its adult literacy program, Pleasanton Reads, this Saturday (Jan. 25) from 1-4 p.m. at the Pleasanton Senior Center at 5353 Sunol Blvd.

"The program is seeking patient, caring volunteers to help English learners gain fundamental reading, writing, and conversation skills. Volunteer tutors lead a variety of activities, including one-on-one lessons with students, small group conversation practice, citizenship test preparation and book clubs," city officials said.

Pleasanton Reads and its 130-plus active volunteers provide ESL and literacy services to more than 200 adult students throughout the Tri-Valley, but even more tutors are always needed as the student waitlist has exceeded 100 people.

Contact Pleasanton Reads at [email protected] or 931-3405.

Student jobs

The East Bay Regional Park District is hosting two Youth Job Fairs in the upcoming weekends to raise awareness of employment opportunities for teenagers in the East Bay.

EBRPD positions for youth include interpretive student aides, public safety student aides, recreation leaders, lifeguards, gate attendants, park services attendants, student laborers, field interns and standard interns.

The upcoming job fairs will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hayward Area Senior Center this Saturday (Jan. 25) and the Pleasant Hill Senior Center next Saturday (Feb. 1). Visit www.ebparks.org.

Sunflower Hill grant

Sunflower Hill, a Tri-Valley nonprofit aimed at providing residential and vocational opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities, recently received a $5,000 grant from human resource consulting firm Robert Half to support Sunflower Hill at the Stable Cafe.

The grant will help fund the purchase supplies and equipment to support the Stable Cafe program, as well as provide for safety training for Sunflower Hill staff working alongside program participants.

The Stable Cafe is located on the Alameda County Fairgrounds at the Gate 12 entrance. Its owner, Esther Hall, partners with Sunflower Hill (typically the third Sunday of each month) to provide a space and her restaurant expertise to the vocational program.

Simon scholarship

The Simon Youth Foundation, a nonprofit arm of Simon Property Group (owner of Stoneridge Shopping Center), is recruiting applicants for its annual scholarship program in which one Tri-Valley high school senior will win a $1,500 scholarship toward college or vocational school expenses.

Local students can apply through Feb. 19 at syf.org/scholarships.

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News Digest: Remembering Ilene in Dublin, Coffee with a Cop & PUSD webinar

Also: Library needs literacy tutors, EBRPD youth job fair & Sunflower Hill grant

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 9:22 pm

Remembering Ilene

The Dublin community will join together for a somber anniversary next Thursday evening as they gather for the annual Ilene Misheloff Candlelight Walk and Prayer Service.

Each year on Jan. 30, the Misheloff family, their friends, city leaders and everyday community members meet to remember Ilene and rekindle awareness about her abduction. The group walks the path 13-year-old Ilene took home from school on that fateful day in 1989.

A student at Wells Intermediate School (now called T.D. Wells Middle School), Ilene was excused early from her physical education class toward the end of the school day, receiving permission to walk home and change into her ice-skating clothes. Her key fob was later found near the entrance to John Mape Memorial Park, along the route she typically took home.

Ilene's whereabouts remain unknown.

Thursday's walk will begin at Wells (6800 Penn Drive) at 7 p.m. and proceed to St. Raymond Catholic Church (11555 Shannon Ave.) for the prayer service.

Anyone with information regarding Ilene Misheloff's disappearance can contact Dublin police Sgt. Alan Corpuz at 833-6682. Tips can remain anonymous.

Coffee with a Cop

Pleasanton residents who want to learn more about their city police officers, perhaps over a warm beverage, will have the chance on Tuesday morning (Jan. 28).

The Pleasanton Police Department is holding its Coffee with a Cop event from 8-10 a.m. at Peet's Coffee & Tea at 5765 Valley Ave.

"It's the perfect way to start the morning and find out what's happening in your neighborhood," PPD officials said on social media. "We're excited to meet you, #Pleasanton! #BetterTogether."

PUSD webinar

Pleasanton Unified School District officials are hosting their first district-wide webinar this Monday (Jan. 27) at 7 p.m., an online meeting that will focus on PUSD facilities needs and potential upgrades.

The special webinar, held a week after an in-person community meeting at Amador Valley High on the topic of facilities, will feature a presentation update on Measure I1, Measure M information and other facilities improvements projects, as well as an opportunity to ask questions during a moderated Q&A with PUSD leaders.

The webinar will be taped as an educational resource for community members to reference in the future. Access the webinar on Monday using the link, https://pusdfacilitiesupdate2020.eventbrite.com.

Reading tutors

The city Library and Recreation Department is holding a training and orientation event to onboard incoming English language tutors for its adult literacy program, Pleasanton Reads, this Saturday (Jan. 25) from 1-4 p.m. at the Pleasanton Senior Center at 5353 Sunol Blvd.

"The program is seeking patient, caring volunteers to help English learners gain fundamental reading, writing, and conversation skills. Volunteer tutors lead a variety of activities, including one-on-one lessons with students, small group conversation practice, citizenship test preparation and book clubs," city officials said.

Pleasanton Reads and its 130-plus active volunteers provide ESL and literacy services to more than 200 adult students throughout the Tri-Valley, but even more tutors are always needed as the student waitlist has exceeded 100 people.

Contact Pleasanton Reads at [email protected] or 931-3405.

Student jobs

The East Bay Regional Park District is hosting two Youth Job Fairs in the upcoming weekends to raise awareness of employment opportunities for teenagers in the East Bay.

EBRPD positions for youth include interpretive student aides, public safety student aides, recreation leaders, lifeguards, gate attendants, park services attendants, student laborers, field interns and standard interns.

The upcoming job fairs will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hayward Area Senior Center this Saturday (Jan. 25) and the Pleasant Hill Senior Center next Saturday (Feb. 1). Visit www.ebparks.org.

Sunflower Hill grant

Sunflower Hill, a Tri-Valley nonprofit aimed at providing residential and vocational opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities, recently received a $5,000 grant from human resource consulting firm Robert Half to support Sunflower Hill at the Stable Cafe.

The grant will help fund the purchase supplies and equipment to support the Stable Cafe program, as well as provide for safety training for Sunflower Hill staff working alongside program participants.

The Stable Cafe is located on the Alameda County Fairgrounds at the Gate 12 entrance. Its owner, Esther Hall, partners with Sunflower Hill (typically the third Sunday of each month) to provide a space and her restaurant expertise to the vocational program.

Simon scholarship

The Simon Youth Foundation, a nonprofit arm of Simon Property Group (owner of Stoneridge Shopping Center), is recruiting applicants for its annual scholarship program in which one Tri-Valley high school senior will win a $1,500 scholarship toward college or vocational school expenses.

Local students can apply through Feb. 19 at syf.org/scholarships.

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