Flags lowered to honor COVID-19 victims
In response to President Joe Biden's proclamation on Monday, public agencies' flagpoles across the Tri-Valley (including here outside the Dublin Civic Center) have their flags lowered to half-staff through this Friday evening in memory of the 500,000-plus Americans who have died from COVID-19 to date in the country.
State of the City tickets
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual State of the City address via a virtual event at noon March 9 featuring first-year Mayor Karla Brown.
This will be the first time for Brown, who earned election as mayor in November after two terms on the City Council, to deliver the annual speech from the mayor that typically updates on 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.
"We're all excited to hear what Mayor Brown has to say in her inaugural State of the City address," Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Steve Van Dorn said in a statement. "Given the current circumstances with the pandemic, we are pleased to be able to offer this virtual format for the Mayor to reach Pleasanton businesses and residents alike with her address."
The virtual event is a collaboration between the city government and the chamber, along with Tri-Valley TV as production partner. Online registration in advance is required at www.pleasanton.org; $25 per attendee through this Sunday (Feb. 28) and then $35 beginning on Monday. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event on March 9.
Golden Sneaker Contest
Nearly 100 schools in Alameda County are set to participate next Monday through Friday in the 2021 Virtual Golden Sneaker Contest, an Alameda County Transportation Commission Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) event.
Students, parents, teachers and school administrators are encouraged to join in from their own homes and neighborhoods by digitally tracking their travel activity throughout the weeklong contest, with incentives available for students who participate.
Typically held in person, this year's program will take place in areas accessible to each student to ensure safe participation while maintaining social distancing best practices amid the pandemic and school closures.
Acceptable modes of transport include walking, rolling, bikes, scooters, skateboarding, transit use and use of supportive mobility devices. Indoor physical activity like yoga or jumping jacks will also count this year.
To learn more, visit alamedacountysr2s.org.