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News - August 16, 2013

News digest

Free bus rides for students

Wheels bus rides are free for middle and high school students in the Tri-Valley from Sept. 9-22, including weekends, on all regularly scheduled routes. Students can simply board any Wheels bus and enjoy the ride.

The Try Transit to School program is in its 13th year to encourage students to try public transportation, a simple, eco-friendly way to get to and from school and around town.

New schedules and route maps will be available online starting Aug. 24. In addition, new bus books will be available at all public libraries and senior centers. Go to

Homes needed for pets

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue has sent out a plea for folks to consider adding a new pet to their household, citing a dramatic decline in kitten, cat, dog and puppy adoptions this summer. A record number of animals are available, according to a press release.

The 2013 kitten season started late this year due to cool temperatures, according to the release, which resulted in a staggering number of kittens arriving at the East County Animal Shelter in Dublin late spring. Shelter animals are being euthanized due to lack of space.

TVAR supports the East County Animal Shelter, which looks to rescue groups to take animals they can't keep due to young age, lack of space or minor illnesses. For more information go to, email, or call 519-9898.

Never clicked a mouse?

The Pleasanton Public Library is offering beginner's Internet and email classes for those who have never clicked a mouse, used email or surfed the net. The goal is to teach them, in a non-judgmental atmosphere, how to keep in touch with loved ones and access Internet sites all around the world.

The free classes are being held Tuesday and Thursday morning, with four one-hour classes in each series. Registration is required; call the reference desk at 931-3400, ext. 4.

The library is located at 400 Old Bernal Ave.