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News - January 17, 2014

News digest

Monday is MLK holiday

Pleasanton schools and city offices, including the library, will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. State and federal offices also will be closed.

The Pleasanton Garbage Service Transfer Station and Recycling Center will remain open, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at 3110 Busch Road. Most retail establishments also will be open.

Tomorrow's Make a Difference for Pleasanton Festival, being held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the library to help people find volunteer opportunities, was scheduled to coincide with the holiday honoring Dr. King, who dedicated his life in service to others.

Science on Saturday returns

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular four-lecture series, "Science on Saturday," will be held Feb. 1 through March 1 for the 20th year. Lectures and demonstrations are targeted to middle and high school students, each highlighting cutting-edge science presented by Lab researchers joined by master high school science teachers.

The lectures are free and will be held in the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St. in Livermore, with shows at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. There is no preregistration and seating is on a first-come basis. The lecture series also will be available at

The series kicks off with "Computer Simulation: Exploring Nature With a Computer" by LLNL scientist Vic Castillo and teacher Rodger Johnson of Monte Vista High School. Find more information at or call Richard Farnsworth at 422-5059.

Help for aspiring teachers

The Tri-Valley Retired Educators Scholarship Foundation has posted its application online for students planning to attend a four-year college in the fall and planning a career in education. The group offers up to six scholarships, each worth $2,000.

Applicants must be residents of the Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, Sunol area. They may be high school seniors or community college students who are qualified to transfer as juniors to a four-year institution this fall.

The application packet is at The deadline is March 15. Send questions to or call 443-6097.


An arson attempt reported in the Jan. 10 issue of the Pleasanton Weekly incorrectly identified the address of the victim. The report was filed by a resident of Promenade Apartments in the 5300 block of Case Avenue.


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