News digestDowntown going mobile
The Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) has launched its phone app to put downtown businesses and events at the fingertips of residents and visitors. The free Downtown Pleasanton App is available now for download from the Apple App Store on all iPhones. The PDA hopes to launch the Android version of the app in coming months.
The app combines a downtown business directory with Google maps, directions, event information, specials and more. Since it is web-based, content will be updated and refreshed each time the app is opened.
The PDA will continue to add features to the app over the coming months. Executive Director Laura Olson said anyone with comments or suggestions is welcome to email her directly at email@example.com.
Library gets jazzy
The Friends of the Pleasanton Library is sponsoring a series of free music concerts at the library this summer at 2 p.m. Sundays.
The first is the Dave Rocha Jazz Band this Sunday, June 26, performing selections by jazz trumpet greats such as Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Next up is Neely's Rhythm Aces on July 24, renowned for its authentic sound of syncopated 1920s jazz, 1930s and 1940s swing, blues, Dixieland, vintage jazz and traditional jazz. The King Cotton Jazz Band will wind up the summer with Dixie flair on Aug. 28, with its strong rhythm section, ensemble playing and vocals.
For more information, call Penny Johnson at 931-3405.
Golf course renovations
Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore will undergo renovations to accommodate the new alignment of Jack London Boulevard as it is extended. This will include conversion of the current 9-hole course to a par 3 executive course and redesign of three holes.
The project consists of earthwork, shaping and contouring, supplemental drainage, rock pickup and removal, topsoil spreading, constructing of golf course features, fairway and green development, tree planting and construction of cart paths.
"This project is of utmost importance for Livermore," said Mayor Marshall Kamena. "Once complete, the golf course will be in top notch condition and more enjoyable than ever before."
Jack London Boulevard will eventually connect to El Charro Road.