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News - October 4, 2019

News Digest: Zone 7 open house, State of the District, Small quakes & A pirate haunting

by Pleasanton Weekly staff

Zone 7 open house

Tri-Valley residents can learn about the journey that water takes to reach their tap at the Zone 7 Water Agency's first open house next Saturday (Oct. 12) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors will learn how reverse osmosis works, explore the Mocho Demineralization Plant, and browse geographically themed stations explaining how water travels from "the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada, into Lake Oroville, down through the Delta and into the Tri-Valley," officials said.

The family-friendly open house also features activities for children of all ages including workshops, games and prizes. Early arrivals can enjoy donuts in the morning and hot dogs will be served at lunch.

Tours require advanced registration. To learn more, visit

State of the District

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty is scheduled to deliver his State of the District address at a luncheon event next Thursday (Oct. 10) hosted by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

Haggerty, whose district includes Livermore, Dublin and Sunol, will highlight recent accomplishments and goals ahead for what will be his final year in office before retiring without seeking re-election.

For tickets to the luncheon at the Shannon Community Center, visit

Small quakes

The U.S. Geological Survey reported multiple small earthquakes north-northeast of Dublin on Monday, including a 2.7-magnitude temblor at 4:52 p.m. and a 2.9-magnitude at 6:18 p.m.

A pirate haunting

Pirates of Emerson, the haunted theme park with a buccaneer twist, is returning to the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton for the ninth straight year this Halloween season.

Open today through Sunday and then continuing on weekends and select weekdays through Nov. 2, the special event will feature haunted attractions such as a mystery house, mazes, "Dorm of Doom" and the namesake "Pirates of Emerson" experience, plus music, nightly entertainment and more.

The event is geared toward teens and adults, so families are advised that attractions may not be suitable for young children. For tickets or more information, go to


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