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News - May 2, 2014

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Bras for the Cause

Organizers of the annual Bras for the Cause breast cancer walk, set for next weekend, 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 scheduled 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

EPA awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Pacific Southwest region is looking for people in the Bay Area, the rest of California and other nearby states and territories to nominate a friend, peer or organization for its 2014 Environmental Awards program.

The program aims to recognize individuals and groups who made significant contributions to improve the environment. Anyone can be nominated, such as scientists, teachers, community activists, young people, organizations, business representatives, public officials and others committed to protecting public health and preserving America's natural surroundings.

The nomination period closes May 31. The winners will be notified this fall. For more information, visit

Candlelight vigil

Pleasantonians 4 Peace is sponsoring a candlelight vigil in front of the Museum on Main, 603 Main St., on May 14 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" May 28 from 5-6 p.m. at the corner of First and Neal streets. For more information, visit the P4P website,


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