News digestThe 10th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, will be observed Sunday in a brief ceremony hosted by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the Pleasanton Police Department. The public remembrance will be held outside Fire Station No. 1 at 3560 Nevada St. in Pleasanton, beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Firefighters, police to hold 9/11 remembrance
The event will honor the victims of Sept. 11, their families, first responders and all military engaged since that crisis. In addition to a special presentation to honor Army Specialist Jameson Lindskog, a Pleasanton resident killed in Afghanistan, the agenda includes brief comments from Fire Chief Jim Miguel and Police Chief Dave Spiller, who will lead the ceremonial ringing of the bell in memory of those who died in the line of duty, and the traditional playing of bagpipes.
Hospitality task force
The city of Pleasanton is accepting applications for five at-large positions on a new ad hoc Downtown Hospitality Guidelines Task Force to develop a set of guidelines to create a positive environment for downtown vitality. These could include consistency in hours of operation, allowance of indoor and outdoor music, and acceptable noise levels.
The task force, which will convene in late October, will include representatives from the City Council, Planning Commission and Pleasanton Downtown Association. The group will meet at least monthly and complete its work by May 2012. Members will do background reading and research plus engage the community in constructive dialogue about issues and opportunities downtown district.
Applications -- due by 4 p.m. Sept. 23 -- are available at the City Clerk's office, 123 Main St., or online at www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us. Call 931-5027.
Soccer parade on Main
The annual Pleasanton soccer parade of teams from Ballistic United Soccer Club and Pleasanton RAGE will take place on Main Street tomorrow morning beginning at 7:30 a.m., requiring road closures from 6:30-9:30 a.m. The official parade route begins at St. Mary Street and Main and proceeds down Main to West Angela. The young soccer players dress colorfully according to a team theme to launch the new season of play.