Today is the deadline for applications for Alameda County's 12th Leadership Academy, a free, six-session interactive forum for people who live, work or own a business in the county. Participants learn about county services through presentations from county leaders, and also find out how to increase their civic involvement.
Sessions run Oct. 3-March 6, typically on the first Wednesday of each month from 6-9 p.m. at facilities throughout the county. To learn more, go to www.acgov.org/adultleadership, or call (510) 272-6510.
The Altamont Commuter Express Train will start a fourth round-trip train between the Central Valley and Silicon Valley on Oct. 1, with Tri-Valley stops in Vasco, Livermore and Pleasanton. This new trip will serve Tri Valley residents who work in Fremont, San Jose and into Silicon Valley as well as employees who work in Bishop Ranch in San Ramon and live in Stockton, Lathrop, Manteca, Tracy, Vasco, Livermore and surrounding areas.
In addition to the new fourth train, ACE will add two new morning bus connections to the train station in Pleasanton to serve both outbound and inbound commuters. The express bus originates in Walnut Creek, then stops in Danville and San Ramon on its way to Pleasanton.
The Friends of the Pleasanton Library is holding its fall book sale next weekend, open to Friends members from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, with memberships available at the door. The sale continues from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, with a bag of books for sale Sunday for $7.
More than 40,000 donated books of all types from bestsellers to biographies to children's picture books will be for sale. Paperbacks are $1, hardbacks are $2, and Golden and Scholastic books are 50 cents. Cash, check and charge will be accepted.
For information about the book sale or Friends of the Pleasanton Library, call Nancy Bering at 462-4368.