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News - March 29, 2013

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Sunrise service on Easter

Everyone is welcome to gather at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area on Stanley Boulevard for Community Easter Sunrise Services from 6:15-7 a.m. Sunday, hosted by Trinity Baptist Church. The gates will open at 5:45 a.m., and there is no parking charge for the early morning event.

Services will include songs, prayer and a dramatic monologue, "Proof for a Skeptic." Contributions may be made to defray expenses, with any extra going to local charities.

City wants help to plan culture

Pleasanton's Community Services Department is starting to update its Cultural Plan, which was completed in 1998 and highlighted six goals for civic arts. The most notable was the Firehouse Arts Center, which opened in 2010.

The city is looking for public input on what residents would like to see for the future of the arts. An online survey is available at Click on Cultural Plan Update Overview. Those who fill out the survey may win tickets to a show at the Firehouse Arts Center.

The update process also includes community workshops. The first is at 7 p.m., Monday, April 22, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. It will provide a general overview of the update, with opportunities for feedback. A second workshop is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. It will focus on public art and will seek public input on that topic.

Another community workshop will be held in June, and the draft plan will be shared with the community in October. For more information, contact Community Services Manager Michele Crose at 931-5347 or

Become a TV cooking star

Did you learn how to make the best cookies from your grandmother? Now is the chance to be a guest chef on an upcoming episode of "Spice of Life" on TV30.

Enter the Spice of Life Mother's Day Recipe Contest by submitting your favorite recipe and a photo of the dish at Viewers will vote for their favorite recipe online, and the winner will be the guest on an episode of "Spice of Life" and prepare his or her recipe on TV at the Tri-Valley TV studios.

Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. April 1.


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