PLEASANTON

Police offering classes on issues students face

The Pleasanton police department is planning a series of talks, in English and Spanish, for parents of all students attending the Pleasanton school district.

The Community Parent Program is designed to help parents understand significant issues youth face today, and to help them guide their children through difficult decisions. All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. in Pleasanton.

Programs will be offered in Spanish on Wednesday (Youth Bullying) and Sept. 25 (Internet Safety). Programs in English will be offered at 6:30 p.m. at the same place on Thursday (Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse), Sept. 19 (Youth Bullying) and Sept. 26 (Internet Safety).

Also, school resource officers will hold a separate Cyber Bullying class for parents of high school students at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Amador Valley High School library, 1155 Santa Rita Road.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

PLEASANTON

Fall library book sale runs next weekend

More than 40,000 donated books will be on sale during the Pleasanton Library's fall sale to be held Sept. 20-22.

The group Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library is organizing the sale, which will be open to members only on from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 (memberships are available at the door for $10), and open to all 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, visitors can buy a full grocery bag of books of their choice for $7.

Hardback books will be sold for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents. There will also be videos, CDs and miscellaneous items for sale. The nonprofit Friends group uses all funds raised to buy library equipment and reading material. It also seeks adult volunteers to help set up the sale and work some sale hours. For sale details or to volunteer, call Nancy Bering at 925-462-4362.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

TRI-VALLEY

Entrepreneurs, others invited to startup event

The Tri-Valley's first startup weekend, to be held Sept. 20-22, will bring together product developers, designers, marketers and others to share ideas about and plan startup businesses.

The City of Dublin is teaming up with I-GATE Innovation Hub, Innovation Tri-Valley and Startgrid to hold the event at the Dublin Corporate Center, 4160 Dublin Blvd. The price ranges between $49 and $99. For details and registration, visit trivalley.startupweekend.org.

A video on startup weekends can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/28872840. During the 54-hour event, participants will make pitches for products, get feedback from industry experts and develop business plans.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff