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News - June 24, 2022

News Digest: Running for office in Pleasanton? | Vax for young kids | Livermore fireworks

by Pleasanton Weekly staff

Running for office

The Pleasanton City Clerk's Office is hosting a pre-nomination orientation next Wednesday (June 29) at 6 p.m. in the Pleasanton Public Library for prospective candidates considering a bid for city elected office in the November general election.

Free to attend with no registration required, "the orientation will include information on district-based elections, city government structure, FPPC filings, campaign statements and disclosure obligations, and provide resources to help you get started," city officials said.

The city of Pleasanton will have the mayor's seat on the ballot, as well as City Council District 1 and District 3 in the first election since converting from at-large to district-based council elections.

Requirements for office include being at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, a resident of and registered voter in the district, and not currently in prison or on parole for a felony conviction. To learn more, visit www.cityofpleasantonca.gov.

Vax for young kids

Children under age 5 became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine last weekend, after federal regulators gave their approval for the age group.

The FDA announced that it would amend its emergency use authorization for the vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, making both of them available to children as young as 6 months old. Then over the weekend, officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the recommendation to authorize the shots for the country's youngest children.

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered to children under age 5 in three doses over roughly three months while the Moderna vaccine will have the same two-dose schedule for all children.

-- BCN Foundation

Livermore fireworks

The city of Livermore and Livermore Downtown Inc. are gearing up to bring back the in-person Independence Day fireworks show. After transitioning to a virtual show in 2020 and canceling the event in 2021, the family-friendly downtown tradition is set to return this Fourth of July.

Organizers said in a statement that the fireworks show -- themed "United We Shine" -- will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. and will last about 20 minutes. Fireworks will be launched from the Downtown Parking Garage located at 216 Maple St. and the show will be choreographed to music which can be heard while on location downtown at 104.9 FM.

For more information, viewing locations and parking recommendations, go to livermoredowntown.com.

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