Pleasanton Weekly

News - March 11, 2011

News digest

Solar energy

The city is hosting a free workshop March 19 on residential solar energy and energy-efficient lighting. It will include an overview by Peter Shoemaker of PG&E about residential solar energy, how it works, average costs and how to determine if a home is best situated for its use; a discussion on how rebates and incentives work; and information about the Energy Upgrade California program and the benefits of a whole house energy assessment. Vendors will be available to answer questions.

The workshop takes place from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Call 931-5506.

Special volunteers

Amador Valley High Athletic Boosters are hosting the Special Olympics East Bay Regional basketball, track and volleyball tournaments March 19-20, and volunteers are needed. It is the eighth year for the Boosters to host the events, which will take place at the high school and at Pleasanton Middle School.

To offer help, email avboosters@comcast.net with your name, address and telephone number; specify whether adult or state age if under 18; indicate if you are with a group such as Leadership, National Charity League, Amador Valley High School or Foothill High School, Boosters, etc.; and include the day and times you can work. For more information call Special Olympics Coordinator Ken Mano at 846-4381 (evenings) or email avboosters@comcast.net.

Transit Fair aimed at seniors

Senior discount passes will be available

The sixth annual free Transit Fair being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 at the Pleasanton Senior Center will feature local agencies such as WHEELS, AARP, the ACE Train and others who will have information on transportation options. Veronica Conley, ombudsman for the Department of Motor Vehicles, will be the keynote speaker at 10:30 a.m.

AAA of Northern California and the Senior Center are sponsoring Free Car Fit assessments, which are free evaluations for seniors over 65. Those interested in an evaluation should call 931-5365 to make an appointment.

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