News digestThree employees of Pleasanton's Round Table Pizza were rushed to ValleyCare Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon after inhaling toxic fumes in the dishwashing area of the restaurant.
Toxic fumes hurt pizza workers
Joe Testa, battalion chief of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, said firefighters treated the three employees at the scene, then ambulances transported them to ValleyCare. He said the department's Hazardous Material Team determined that the probable cause of the employees' symptoms was the mixing of cleaning agents that resulted in a hazardous "off-gassing."
The restaurant, located at 530 Main St., was ventilated by the Fire Department, re-checked and found to be normal, and was reopened. The sidewalk in front of the restaurant was closed for about two hours.
Testa said the incident serves as a reminder to homeowners and businesses alike to never mix cleaning chemicals. "Doing so can be highly dangerous to anyone who is around them," he said.
Adobe seeks docents
Pleasanton's Alviso Adobe Community Park is looking for volunteer docents to join the Education Program team at the site, which tells the story of California from its earliest human occupation through the rancho and dairy periods of the region. Volunteer docents should enjoy learning and leading hands-on activities with school groups and other park visitors.
Applications are due Oct. 28, and volunteers must also attend an interview. To apply online, visit www.helplendahand.org or contact Stephanie Carman at 931-3479 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Once applicants are selected to be volunteer docents, they will be fingerprinted and TB-tested, at the city's expense.
Alviso Adobe Community Park is located at 3465 Old Foothill Road in the western foothills of Pleasanton.
High school to college
Las Positas College invites high school seniors and their parents to "Shifting Gears," an informational evening with presentations about major and transfer academic programs, from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Physical Education Complex. Information tables will be open from 6-7 p.m. with faculty and staff available to speak with students and their parents.
Students are asked to RSVP online with the name of their high school and the number of persons who plan to attend: www.laspositascollege.edu/news/01hsseniorparentnight2011.php.