News Digest: Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade | Succulent crafting | Property taxes due | November 4, 2022 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

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News - November 4, 2022

News Digest: Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade | Succulent crafting | Property taxes due

by Jeremy Walsh

Veterans Day Parade

Downtown Pleasanton is set to host the 25th annual Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade, with a special concert, this Sunday (Nov. 6). The procession will begin at 1 p.m. in front of the Veterans Memorial Building at 301 Main St.

"Everyone is encouraged to come downtown to celebrate and cheer for the more than 100 expected parade participants who support our veterans. Veterans Day honors all veterans who have served or are serving our nation in the armed forces," city officials said.

The Tri-Valley parade, which is traditionally held the weekend before the Veterans Day holiday on Nov. 11, will this year honor military medics and corpsmen. The grand marshal will be U.S. Army veteran and medic Ron Payne.

For more information, visit the Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade website at

Succulent crafting

The Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club will be presenting a seasonal do-it-yourself program for members and guests at its club meeting next Thursday (Nov. 10).

Cousins-in-law Anna and Karen Zakaria, co-founders of the Contra Costa Succulent Garden Club, will be speaking about their specialty -- succulent crafting.

"Their presentation will include a demonstration of how to create succulent-topped pumpkins for the season," LAVGC officials said. "Although succulents started their passion for gardening, they have incorporated other waterwise flora into their hobby."

The Zakarias are also known for presenting educational workshops as they were certified docents at The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek.

The club meeting begins at 7 p.m. Visit to learn more.

Property taxes due

Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector Henry C. Levy recently issued a reminder after more than 443,000 secured roll property tax bills were mailed out for the 2022-23 fiscal year, amounting to $5.2 billion.

The property taxes are due in two installments, with the first payable three days ago (Nov. 1) but will still remain on time if paid before Dec. 12, since the posted deadline date of Dec. 10 is a Saturday (after which a 10% delinquency penalty is assessed). The second installment is due on Feb. 1 and is delinquent at 5 p.m. April 10.

For more information or if you do not receive your bill by next Thursday (Nov. 10), go to or call 510-272-6800.


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