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News - March 15, 2013

News digest

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Dublin is hosting its 30th annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration this weekend beginning with a $5 pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday at Fire Station 16, with the Dublin Lions Club Parade kicking off at 9:30 a.m.

The St. Patrick's Day Festival will take place 10 a.m-5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza. Admission is free.

Saturday night is the Green and White Gala hosted by the Dublin Sister City Association at the Dublin Senior Center, and Sunday morning is the Shamrock 5K Fun Run and Walk starting on Dublin Boulevard near the Civic Center; race-day registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m.

< pstyle:subhead>Water main replacement

Pleasanton is replacing the water main along Vineyard Avenue between Adams Way and Bernal Avenue beginning this month and ending in June. Two parallel water mains will be installed, and piping for the pump station at the southwest corner of Vineyard and Bernal will be upgraded.

Work will take place weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The street and sidewalks will remain open. On-street parking may be restricted; the contractor will install barricades 48 hours in advance to indicate prohibited areas. Residents will be able to access their driveways throughout the day but may encounter delays while equipment is in front of their homes.

Residences along Vineyard Avenue will have water shutdowns, expected to be less than two hours, when the water mains on the side streets are connected to the new water main and individual services are connected to the homes. The contractor will provide notice 48 hours prior to the shutdown of water service.

< pstyle:subhead>Firehouse training volunteers

The Firehouse Arts Center is holding its spring orientation for volunteers from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, March 28, at the Firehouse Theater, 4444 Railroad Ave. Positions include usher, greeter and gallery docent.

Volunteers, who must be 16 or older, need to attend an orientation before working. For more information and to preregister, contact program coordinator Jen Koch at or call 931-4846.


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