The initial deadline to qualify as a candidate for the June 7 primary election is this Friday at 5 p.m.; follow ongoing coverage of the candidacy lists this weekend at PleasantonWeekly.com.
The nomination period will be extended five calendar days -- to 5 p.m. next Wednesday (March 16) -- in any election contest in which an eligible incumbent is not running for re-election. In those situations, the extension is only open to non-incumbent candidates.
Thus far, for local races applicable to the Tri-Valley, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley and Zone 7 Water Agency Director Michelle Smith McDonald have both declared they will not seek re-election.
Other local races on the ballot will include U.S. House of Representatives, State Assembly, county sheriff-coroner, superintendent of schools, assessor, auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector, board of education and superior court judgeships.
State of the District
Pleasanton Unified School District Superintendent David Haglund is set to deliver his third annual State of the District address next Thursday (March 17) at a 1 p.m. event at the Firehouse Arts Center presented by the district and the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation.
"The annual event will feature an address by (Haglund) after a historic year, as well as remarks from Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown on city-school district collaboration and the presentation of the 2021 PPIE Pillars of Pleasanton Awards," officials said.
"PPIE initiated the State of the School District event three years ago to showcase our schools and to highlight our Pillars of Pleasanton Awards, which recognize great local businesses that support our schools with funding, volunteerism and more," PPIE Executive Director Steve McCoy-Thompson said.
The speech will be livestreamed and available to all community members. Register to attend at pusdedu.info/RSVP.
St. Pat's Brew Crawl
The downtown corridor is ready to turn green again for St. Patrick's Day as the Pleasanton Downtown Association brings back its annual St. Patrick's Day Brew Crawl next Thursday (March 17) from 6-9 p.m.
Attendees have the chance to sip craft brews and sample snacks at more than 25 locations in the downtown area. Guests are encouraged to wear green clothes and accessories in the spirit. For tickets, visit pleasantondowntown.net.
Change those clocks
Daylight Saving Time is scheduled to begin this weekend. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour as of 2 a.m. this Sunday (March 13).