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News - June 29, 2012

News digest

Churches hosting blood drives

The American Red Cross is partnering with 12 faith-based groups in Northern California to put on the Interfaith Community Blood Drive, the largest in its history to be organized by churches.

"The commitment made by these faith groups is to help collect nearly 100 percent of the blood we need in July, and we are excited that we have readily taken on this need," said Jeff Meyer, chief executive officer of the Northern California American Red Cross.

Blood drives will be held in Pleasanton from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 7, at St. Elizabeth-Seton Church, 4005 Stoneridge Drive; and from 2-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6100 Paseo Santa Cruz.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800 RED CROSS (733-2767).

Did you miss the Alameda County Fair Parade on Saturday? It will be aired on TV30 throughout the run of the Fair through July 8, with underwriting from the TV30 Foundation.

The parade will be shown on Channel 30 at 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 9 p.m. Monday; 2 p.m. Tuesday; 11 p.m. Wednesday; noon and 11 p.m. Thursday; and 7 p.m. Friday.

It didn't last long, but for Amador Valley High School it was a day in the national sun as the popular online encyclopedia featured the school on the homepage of its website on June 19.

"This is a random selection that changes every day," said Stewart Young, who sent word to the Weekly about the post. He also identified himself as the "proud parent of incoming AVHS Freshman Kieran Gates."

Wikipedia posted facts and figures about Amador Valley High and its location, information from its listing on the school. Read it at

* The list of 2012 graduates from Amador Valley High School should have included Taylor Roush.

* The story, "School district rehires workers, OKs budget," in the June 22 issue, should have said that School Board Member Jamie Hintzke opposed adding extra library hours, saying she was concerned about using one-time savings to pay for an ongoing expense. The quote was incorrectly attributed.


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