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News - March 8, 2013

News digest

Senator to talk money

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D., 7th District) is holding a Budget Town Hall meeting from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Dublin City Council Chamber. Residents are invited to attend to learn more about the state budget, make comments or ask questions.

The Dublin council chamber is located at 100 Civic Plaza in Dublin.

Speaker series for parents

The Pleasanton Police Department is hosting a free speaker series targeting topics of interest to parents of children ages 10 and up. They include the growing use of prescription and over the counter drugs, bullying, cyber bullying and Internet safety. One in three teens ages 12 to 17 has experienced online harassment, with girls being more likely to be the victims of cyber bullying, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The talks will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St., unless otherwise noted.

The first talk is "Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Use," for parents of fifth-graders, on March 11. The rest of the schedule is as follows:

* March 18 -- "Bullying," for parents of fifth-graders

* March 19 -- "Cyber bullying," for parents of middle school students

* March 25, "Internet Safety," for parents of fifth-graders

* April 17, "Cyber bullying," for parents of students at Amador Valley and Village high schools at the Amador school library

* April 24, "Cyber bullying," for parents of students at Foothill High School in its multi-purpose room.

For more information, call the Police Department at 931-5100.

Join cycling tour

Organizers of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, a professional bicycle race from Escondido to Santa Rosa on May 12-19, are looking for volunteers in the 12 host cities. The leg from Livermore to the summit of Mount Diablo is scheduled for May 18.

Course marshals are needed to assist on the race route, helping to monitor pedestrian traffic, barricades and road closures. Volunteers, who must be over 18 or accompanied by an adult, are also needed for media support, security and volunteer check-in.

Register to volunteer at


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