News digestChristmas tree pickups
Pleasanton Garbage Service will pick up Christmas trees Saturday, Jan. 12. Trees should be placed curbside the night before and cut in 4-foot sections with stands, tinsel, ornaments and lights removed. Or trees can be cut into 2-foot sections and placed inside greenwaste containers for regular pickup.
Also Pleasanton residents may bring Christmas trees to the Transfer Station, 3110 Busch Road, to be disposed of free until Feb. 1. Call Pleasanton Garbage Service at 846-2042.
Tomorrow, Jan. 5, is the annual Christmas Tree Pickup and Recycling Day for Boy Scout Troop 941 in Pleasanton. Recommended donations are $5 for trees 6 feet and less; $10 for bigger trees; and another $10 for flocked trees. Visit www.Troop941.Org or call 399-1377.
208 DUI arrests
The California Highway Patrol is reporting the same number of DUI arrests in the Bay Area this holiday compared to the same period last year while fatal collisions were down.
From 6 p.m. last Thursday to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, the CHP reported one fatal collision in the Bay Area and 208 DUI arrests. Last year, the CHP saw three fatal crashes and 208 DUI arrests during the same period, according to CHP officials.
Statewide, 1,273 drivers were arrested on suspicion of DUI over those four days, compared to 1,270 arrests statewide during the same enforcement period last year. Out of the 16 people killed in crashes on CHP-patrolled roadways over the holiday weekend, four were not wearing seatbelts, officials said.
Rock on at Firehouse
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ray Manzarek and Delta Rhythm Kings master slide guitarist Roy Rogers are headed to the Firehouse Arts Center on Jan. 12.
Manzarek is famous for his keyboard work with The Doors and has been called "one of the most influential keyboard players in the history of rock music." Rogers is a two-time Grammy Nominee and Delta Rhythm Kings master slide guitarist. He's performed with John Lee Hooker and The Delta Rhythm Kings to name two.
Tickets are $30, $35, $40, with group and senior discounts. For tickets, call 931-4848, visit www.firehousearts.org or the box office, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. The show begins at 8 p.m.