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News Digest: Bubbles & Bacon downtown; Miley hosting mental health panel

Also: Vaping awareness at Livermore Library; State of the City tickets

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Bubbles & Bacon

The Pleasanton Downtown Association is set for its second annual Bubbles & Bacon event on and around Main Street later this month.

The event will feature bacon-inspired food paired with a sparkling adult beverage at 15 downtown shops and restaurants. Tickets will include the tastings and commemorative champagne flute.

Set to occur rain or shine, Bubbles & Bacon will run from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 22. Tickets cost $45 and are available for purchase on the PDA website, www.pleasantondowntown.net. If not sold out, remaining tickets will be offered for $50 cash on event day at the check-in point, the Museum on Main.

Bubbles & Bacon ticket proceeds will benefit the PDA, a nonprofit focused on promoting the economic vitality and hometown character of downtown Pleasanton.

Mental health panel

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley is holding a panel discussion in Pleasanton next Thursday (Feb. 13) designed to shine a spotlight on mental health services available in the Tri-Valley and the current state of those services in the public and private sectors.

Scheduled to appear are representatives from Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, Axis Community Health, John Muir Health, Pleasanton Unified School District, Stanford-ValleyCare, Sutter Health and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tri-Valley branch.

The formal presentation and panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with attendees. Miley's community meeting is scheduled to run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.

Vaping awareness

The Livermore Public Library is hosting a presentation later this month focused on youth vaping entitled, "Vaping and E-Cigarettes, A Teen Epidemic: What Parents and Teens Need to Know."

Representatives from Flavors Addict Kids-Livermore will present information to teens and their parents about the risks involved with e-cigarette use. A Q&A session will follow the presentation, and informational materials will be handed out.

No registration required for this free event, which is set for Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. For more information, visit the "Teen Space" page on the Livermore Library website via www.cityoflivermore.net or contact teen programming librarian Caitlyn Lung at 373-5576.

State of the City tickets

Registration is underway for Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne's final State of the City address, being presented by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Feb. 25.

Thorne, who is in his final year in office due to term limits, 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.

The event opens with networking at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the State of the City address from noon to 1:30 p.m. Individual tickets cost $45. Sponsorships are also available. To learn more, visit www.pleasanton.org.

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