Film on Our Lady of Guadalupe to be shown
The award-winning documentary "The Blood & The Rose" will be screened this weekend at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.
The film will be shown in English at 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday and at the same times on Sunday in Spanish.
The 2012 film is being shown as a benefit for St. Rose of Lima Chapter of the Lay Dominicans. In addition to the documentary, the events will feature reflections from dynamic Catholic speakers, including the Rev. Jim Sullivan, Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Brentwood, and Dr. Herminio Rios, Cal State Professor Emeritus. Proceeds will benefit the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology.
Recent winner of two Telly Awards, "The Blood & The Rose," directed by Timothy Watkins and narrated by Eduardo Verastegui, tells the story of the spread of Catholicism in the Americas as inspired by the miraculous appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego.
Ticket prices for adults are $12, and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at Holy Angels Books, online at www.TheBloodandTheRose.com/events, or at the box office of El Campanil Theatre on the day of the event. For more information, call Andrea Vitalie, O.P. at 925-778-7575.
-- Judith Prieve, Staff
Three-month gas main project to begin
PG&E will soon begin a three-month project to install 7,410 linear feet or more than one mile of a gas distribution main on St. Andrews Drive between Mountain View Drive and Spyglass Drive in Brentwood. They will also retire 6,740 linear feet of an existing gain main, according to PG&E officials.
Service in the neighborhood will not be interrupted during the project, said PG&E Government Relations Manager Tom Guarino. This project follows a Jan. 4 gas leak on St. Andrews that impacted 17 residents and 10 homes.
Work on the project will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Guarino noted.
Guarino said that the new distribution system is being installed in July because there were problems with the welding performed by a contractor there in 2004. He added that there may be occasional gas odors from the line and few traffic impacts during the work.
-- Paula King, Staff
National Night Out festivities planned
Residents from three Brentwood areas who are active in Neighborhood Watch are gearing up for the National Night Out festivities later this summer.
The Brentwood neighborhoods of Deer Ridge, Shadow Lakes and Brentwood Hills will recognize this nationwide celebration of crime prevention and community camaraderie on the evening of Aug. 6 with three gatherings each in Deer Ridge and Shadow Lakes and one gathering for Brentwood Hills.
"National Night Out is a big deal in Brentwood," Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor said.
These Neighborhood Watch groups send out weekly email updates on local crimes and police-related information to about half of the residents living there.
-- Paula King, Staff
Library patrons asked to fill out survey
Ever want to make your branch of the Contra Costa County's library more suited to your needs? Would you like to see more mystery books, children events or computers when you make a visit.? Then take a three-minute online survey by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CT77JWT by July 31 and make your voice heard.
It's all part of long-range planning process to make the library more valuable and useful to all county residents.
-- Eve Mitchell, Staff