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News - March 10, 2017

Digest

by Pleasanton Weekly staff

Vallecitos closure

Roadwork crews are closing westbound Vallecitos Road in Livermore to all vehicular traffic from Highway 84 while construction of retaining walls and drainage systems are installed, according to Caltrans.

The temporary closure, scheduled to start this Saturday, will be in place for two months, weather permitting, according to Caltrans.

Detours will be in place, but officials advise drivers to expect delays and consider taking alternate routes if necessary. Caltrans also reminded motorists that traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.

Mock trial

For the first time since 2012, Amador Valley High's mock trial team has advanced to the state competition after beating Moreau Catholic in the Alameda County contest last month.

Organized by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the mock trial program each year is focused around a hypothetical criminal case. This year's case, People v. Awbrey, explores the issues of human trafficking and false imprisonment.

Mock trial students serve as attorneys and witnesses, and in doing so learn speaking, critical thinking and interpersonal skills while developing a better understanding of the Constitution and justice system.

As winner of the county mock trial competition, Amador will participate in the state contest in Riverside March 24-26. Students are accepting monetary donations to offset competition fees and travel costs. Residents can donate by check to Amador Valley Mock Trial, AVHS 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.

Losing a loved one

Local nonprofit Hope Hospice is offering a class this weekend to local residents facing the loss of a loved one.

Set for 9:45 a.m. to noon Saturday, the session will offer information about what to expect in the final days, transitioning to palliative care, hospice services and making funeral arrangements. The complexities of grief and loss will also be examined, and participants will be provided with coping strategies for themselves and their families, organizers said.

The free class is intended for family caregivers or those expecting to soon become a caregiver. It will take place at the Hope Hospice offices at 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 100, in Dublin.

Register online at HopeHospice.com or by emailing community education volunteer Debbie Emerson at debbiee@hopehospice.com.

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