News Digest: Tri-Valley Innovation Fair postponed | COVID-19 testing at Dublin Senior Center | Ready for recall election | August 27, 2021 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

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News - August 27, 2021

News Digest: Tri-Valley Innovation Fair postponed | COVID-19 testing at Dublin Senior Center | Ready for recall election

by By Jeremy Walsh

Local nonprofit Quest Science Center this week postponed its fourth annual Tri-Valley Innovation Fair from September until Jan. 15, citing projected health and safety concerns due to the COVID-19 delta variant and anticipated impacts on the greater Bay Area.

"We have been working closely with our site partner, the Alameda County Fairgrounds, and monitoring qualified information sources throughout the region and state," Quest CEO Monya Lane said Monday. "The Quest team based our decision upon the science, placing the health and safety of our sponsors, exhibitors and community first. We believe this is the responsible course at this time."

Lane added that the response from sponsors and exhibitors has been overwhelmingly supportive and program planning continues full-steam ahead. The event is now scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 15 at the fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

The city of Dublin has partnered with Curative to provide free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dublin Senior Center.

No appointment or proof of insurance needed; open to all ages.

"The COVID-19 test is a shallow nasal swap tests, the results for which will be available within 48 hours. This weekly testing operation will continue until the service is determined to no longer be needed," city officials said. To learn more, visit

Many residents have already received their mail ballots for the Sept. 14 election over whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. To help readers better prepare for their vote, the Pleasanton Weekly is featuring a range of election coverage from CalMatters at

The recall ballot has two parts. The first requires a Yes or No answer. It asks: "Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?" If more than 50% of voters say No, Newsom continues as governor. If more than 50% say Yes, Newsom will be removed from office.

The second part allows a voter to pick one replacement candidate from a list of 46 candidates, primarily a range of Republicans. The list does not include Newsom.

If the recall earns majority Yes in question one, then whoever has the most votes among the replacement candidates (no matter how few and even if they don't win a majority) will become governor in late October for the rest of Newsom's term through January 2023.


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