News digestPleasanton's annual Hometown Holiday Celebration takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. next Saturday, Dec. 3, along Main Street. The centerpiece of this free event, which is hosted by the city, is a festive parade followed by the lighting of a holiday tree in front of the Museum on Main.
The parade always kicks off with one of Pleasanton's high school marching bands, and this year Amador Valley High will lead the parade. The band is followed by dozens of holiday inspired entries including Pleasanton's own Balloon Platoon, the Pleasanton City Council, hundreds of Cub Scouts and Brownies, local car clubs and dog clubs and more.
Main Street will close to traffic at 4 p.m. If it rains that day, a parade cancellation telephone hotline will be updated each hour after 2:30 p.m. Call 931-5352.
The cities of Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore will co-sponsor two application workshops for all fiscal year 2012-13 Pleasanton Housing and Human Services and Community grants, Dublin Community Development Block grants and Livermore Housing and Human Services grants. The workshops are designed for nonprofit organizations that serve Tri-Valley residents.
Staff will discuss the online application process being used for all three city grant programs and will distribute information at the workshops. Attendance at one of the scheduled workshops, which are identical, is mandatory in order to apply for Livermore funding and is strongly encouraged for the cities of Dublin and Pleasanton.
The first workshop is from 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Pleasanton City Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave. The second workshop will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Livermore City Council Chamber, 3575 Pacific Ave.
To RSVP, contact Sheryl Jenkins at 960-4434 or email email@example.com.
The Pleasanton Public Library is open this weekend after being closed yesterday and today for Thanksgiving. It will be closed Dec. 23-26 for the Christmas holidays as well as Jan. 1-2.
The library offers free 20-minute consultations with an experienced employment recruiter for help with resume writing, employment web sites and online applications. Stop by the Reference Desk to schedule a free appointment, no registration is required.