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News - November 4, 2011

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Saturday's Halloween-themed Brew Crawl, the first event of its kind in downtown Pleasanton, was a major success, reported the Pleasanton Downtown Association. The PDA originally released 500 tickets at $25 each, which sold out days before the event, then an additional 50 were sold by Friday morning.

The guests, many in costume, received a commemorative cup and could visit 16 pouring locations to sample beers.

"We are thrilled with the results of Brew Crawl," said Executive Director Laura Olson. "The feedback from participants, breweries and businesses has been phenomenal, and our wheels are already turning with ways we can grow and improve this event in the future."

Veterans Day will be observed Friday, Nov. 11. Federal, state and city offices will be closed, including the Pleasanton Public Library, and there will be no mail service. Most banks will be closed, as well as the schools.

BART, Wheels buses and Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) trains will run on their regular weekday schedules.

The 15th annual Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony will be held on Main Street at 1 p.m. this Sunday.

The city's free Solar Expo tomorrow will include Kim Ngo from PG&E's Energy Center speaking on "Solar Basics -- what you need to know."

The presentation will include information about residential solar energy, how it works, average costs, how to determine if a home is situated for its use, and how the state and federal incentives work. For a limited time, Pleasanton is offering an incentive for solar installation.

A question and answer session will follow the talk, and solar installers will be available to answer questions.

The Expo is scheduled for noon at the city's Operations Service Center, 3333 Busch Road in Pleasanton. Register at


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