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News - January 31, 2014

News digest

Does your nonprofit group reduce waste or increase recycling? StopWaste is working through a Grants to Nonprofits Program to help fund innovative waste reduction projects undertaken by private, nonprofit organizations in Alameda County. Projects should increase individual and community involvement in recycling efforts; decrease waste generated and sent to the county's three landfills; and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products.

Grants typically range between $25,000 and $65,000. Proposals requesting more funding are considered based on anticipated impacts. For more information, visit or contact Meri Soll at Application deadline is 5 p.m. March 17.

One past recipient was Camp Arroyo, which received a grant for scholarships for underserved youths to learn more about the 4 Rs -- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover -- at an environmental education camp.

Museum on Main will present "An Evening with Hugh Liang: Eyewitness to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. Chinatown resident Hugh Liang is portrayed by Bay Area Chinese Historian Charlie Chin.

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and subsequent fire destroyed nearly all of Chinatown, and unknown numbers of its 14,000 residents were killed and displaced from their homes. Chin, as Liang, will tell the audience about the events he experienced in San Francisco before, during and in the aftermath of the earthquake and fire.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 seniors, $5 members, and $3 students/teachers. Purchase tickets at the museum, 603 Main St., or by calling 462-2766. For more information on the Ed Kinney Speakers Series, telephone or visit

The American Red Cross Northern California Blood Services Region will be holding volunteer orientations at the Pleasanton Blood Donation Center at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Volunteers greet donors, give them information and also convey thanks for giving blood. To learn more or to sign up, contact Tami at 408-577-2006 or

The Pleasanton Blood Donation Center is located at 5556-B Springdale Ave.


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