Tri-Valley health care nonprofit Axis Community Health is offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments at its clinics in Pleasanton and Livermore for those ages 16 years old and older.
The service is free, with no insurance card needed. Open as long as slots are available. Drive-thru or walk-up appointments are offered for Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Call 925-462-1755; no computer needed.
Also this week, officials in neighboring Contra Costa County announced that it has enough COVID-19 supply to offer doses to anyone, regardless of whether they live or work in the county. The expansion of vaccine eligibility is not expected to hamper the county's ability to continue vaccinating people who are from the county. Visit cchealth.org or call 833-829-2626.
The Pleasanton Downtown Association has elevated Rochelle Stone internally to serve as interim executive director while the PDA board continues to recruit for a permanent leader going forward.
Prior executive director Tiffany Cadrette moved on from the PDA last month after 1-1/2 years at the helm to take a new job as marking and communications manager for the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
The PDA aims to promote downtown Pleasanton and enhancing its viability. The organization is the main driver for the "Weekend on Main" program -- the closure of Main Street to vehicular traffic to allow businesses to expand into the street, which returned last weekend and runs every Friday through Sunday until Labor Day.
Harvest Park Middle School teacher Greg Dankwardt is one of 19 teachers statewide recently awarded a $100 mini-grant from the California Resource Recovery Association (CRAA) K-12 Technical Council.
Dankwardt wrote in the application that "if awarded the grant, we would use the money towards signage to help advertise and promote our recycling program in our lunch area."
PUSD spokesman Patrick Gannon told the Weekly, "Mr. Dankwardt and his students are doing incredible work keeping the Harvest Park campus 'green'."
"New signage and bins will raise awareness in our Harvest Park classrooms and common areas to reduce waste by encouraging students to recycle and separate food scraps," Gannon said. "This supports the district's overarching environmental sustainability efforts and our collective mission to empower students to make a better world."
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