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News - March 28, 2014

News digest

Organizers of the annual Bras for the Cause Breast Cancer Walk hope this year to top the $1 million mark in overall funds raised since the first walk nine years ago.

The 2014 event, produced by the nonprofit Tri-Valley SOCKs, is set to take place in downtown Pleasanton May 10 at 7 p.m. Participants wear decorated bras and walk six miles through town to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

Proceeds will benefit four organizations: Axis Community Health, HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Oncology Program and the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation Breast Cancer Program.

To register or learn more details, visit or email

Pleasantonians 4 Peace is sponsoring a candlelight vigil in front of the Museum on Main, 603 Main St., on April 9 at 7 p.m.

Participants will reflect on the human and monetary costs of war, honor servicemen and servicewomen who have sacrificed and develop ways of moving beyond military conflicts toward a more peaceful world, according to organizer Cathe Norman.

The group also plans to have a "peaceful war protest" April 23 from 5-6 p.m. at the corner of First and Neal streets. For more information, visit the P4P website,

Gene's Fine Foods is celebrating two years under new management with an anniversary event, running from today through April 10.

The celebration will include various demos on Fridays and Saturdays, free lunch tomorrow and April 5, special sales and raffles. The prize drawings are set to feature $50 store gift cards (nightly), a free rib eye strip steak (on April 5) and a 50-plus-inch flat-panel television (on April 10).

The store will also accept donations at the register for the Valley Humane Society the week of April 4. Gene's management will match contributions made during the week.

For more details, contact the store at 846-8220 or visit it at 2803 Hopyard Road.


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