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News - January 13, 2023

News Digest: I-680 work called off | MLK Fellowship Breakfast | Women's Hall of Fame nominees

by Jeremy Walsh

I-680 work called off

With the ongoing rainstorms, Caltrans has postponed the closure on northbound Interstate 680 in the Tri-Valley that had been scheduled for the entire Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.

Part of a year-and-a-half-long project to improve pavement conditions on I-680 from Sunol to San Ramon, crews had been poised to shut down northbound I-680 from Highway 84 in Sunol to Sunol Boulevard-Castlewood Drive in Pleasanton from tonight through Monday.

Caltrans officials said they anticipate the 72-hour closure work will likely be rescheduled for the Presidents' Day weekend next month, weather permitting.

The project also involves ongoing overnight closures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays, when weather allows.

MLK Breakfast

The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative is hosting its 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast -- the first in-person iteration in two years due to the pandemic -- on Jan. 23 at 8 a.m. in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pleasanton at the Club.

Traditionally held one week after the official Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the event features a keynote address and presentation of awards to folks in the Tri-Valley who have embodied character traits that further the King's legacy.

This year, the keynote address will be delivered by William Nelson, an assistant superintendent at Pleasanton Unified School District, and the awards will go to three individuals: Kelly O'Lague, former leader of the collaborative as well as Hively and the Tri-Valley YMCA; Ronnie Forbes, founder of the One Nation Dream Makers food pantry; and Matt Troiano, co-founder of the annual Tri-Valley Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

Tickets are $40 per person; visit Proceeds benefit the collaborative's Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship program for local students.

Women's HOF nominees

Officials are accepting nominations for the 2023 Class of the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame.

"Nominations can be submitted in 13 categories that span most fields of work, including business, community service, culture and art, justice, education, philanthropy, STEM, Health, and education. There are also categories for emerging leaders, high school youth and non-traditional careers," officials said.

The deadline to submit is next Friday (Jan. 20) ahead of judging in February and the awards ceremony on March 25. Go to www.acgovorg/whof or call 510-272-3882.


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