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News - September 28, 2012

News digest

Breast Cancer 2012

The Breast Center at San Ramon Regional Medical Center is holding a free community seminar, "Breast Cancer 2012 -- Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment," from 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday.

One in eight American women are at risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. Men have a one in 1,000 risk of getting the disease. The hospital's physicians and staff will discuss:

* Surgical treatments from lumpectomy to mastectomy;

* Research, clinical trials and chemotherapy;

* Hormonal therapy and biological therapy;

* Genetic risk factors;

* Lymphedema treatment and physical therapy; and

* Recovery after treatment.

The seminar will be held in the South Building of the hospital campus at 7777 Norris Canyon Road in San Ramon. Reservations are required; call 800-284-2878 or pull down "Cancer Services" on Find an Event at

Thanks to Grantham

The Amador Friends of Music is holding a "Thanks a Thousand!" celebration to honor Jonathan Grantham on completing his 10th year as Director of Bands at Amador Valley High School and being named 2012 Teacher of the Year by the school district.

Students, friends, colleagues and community members are invited to send a thank you note, written memory or photo to be compiled into a book that will literally contain "1000 Thanks!" They should be 8-1/2 by 11 inches and emailed to or mailed to Sally Baker, 3147 Lansdown Court, Pleasanton 94588, who can be reached at 518-5916. A template is available at:

The celebration will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, at Amador Valley High School, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the stadium when the 2012 Amador Valley Marching Band and Colorguard will present a field show, followed by the presentation honoring Grantham. Desserts will be served for free. Attendees are asked to bring $1 for a beverage to benefit the Student Band Council.

Commission openings

Pleasanton has openings on the Civic Arts Commission, Committee on Energy and the Environment, Economic Vitality Committee, Human Services Commission, Library Commission, Youth Commission, Youth Master Plan Oversight Committee, and the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA) Citizens Advisory Committee.

Applications, due by 4 p.m. Oct. 5, are available at the City Clerk's Office, 123 Main St., or at For more information, call the City Clerk at 931-5027.