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News - October 19, 2012

News digest

Planning Parks, Rec

Pleasanton will host its first community workshop for its comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan, from 6:30-9 p.m. Monday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St.

A Parks and Recreation Master Plan Task Force will develop a master plan, but Monday's meeting is a chance for residents to give input. This first workshop will focus on characteristics of the community, its recreation programs, trends and issues, and the role of parks and recreation.

Information is on the city's website,, or call Community Services Director Susan Andrade-Wax at 931-5340.

National Crime Prevention Month

The Pleasanton Police Department is celebrating October as National Crime Prevention Month with community activities and projects, starting with webcasts at The webcasts, hosted by crime prevention officers, will have information on current significant cases, special events and crime prevention.

The Crime Prevention Unit will host "Coffee with a Cop" from 8-10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Tully's Coffee, 349 Main St., offering residents the chance to ask questions.

The police are also widening their reach with the use of Nixle, a free text/email/web based system that sends real-time information to subscribers.

For more information about fighting crime in your neighborhood, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 931-5233.

Looking to volunteer?

A free Make A Difference for Pleasanton Festival will be one-stop shopping for volunteer opportunities in town, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. There also will be emergency preparedness information and tips on a healthier lifestyle, and the Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative will provide a barbecue lunch as a fund-raiser for the Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarships.

The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a volunteer cleanup project at adjacent Hearst Elementary and Pleasanton Middle schools. Also, the free weekly World Walk to Wellness will take place from 9-10 a.m., starting at Centennial Park and ending at the festival.

Last week's story "PUSD performance continues to climb, API shows" should have given the score for Mohr Elementary as 965, with a change of +8.

The Italian Film Festival at Las Positas College noted in last week's Digest took place last weekend.


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