LIVERMORE

Las Positas offers free grant-seeking workshop

Nonprofit organizations looking for funding from foundations, corporations and grant-making charities can send representatives to the Las Positas College Cooperative Collection's free workshop Monday.

A partnership between the college and the Foundation Center of New York, the workshop will be led by grant-seeking expert Sara Jo Nuebauer, of the San Francisco Foundation Center, who will provide advanced tips on how to identify funding sources.

It will include a hands-on demonstration of the Foundation Directory Online, the Foundation Center's searchable database of 91,000 grant makers and more than a million grant records.

The workshop will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Building 2400, Room 2416 of Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive. Admission is free, but parking is $2. Daily tickets are available from parking lot vending machines. Registration is required and available online at www.laspositascollege.edu/fccc.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

pleasanton

Piedmont recreation team's loss is city's gain

Piedmont's recreation department has lost a key member of its team to the city of Pleasanton.

Piedmont Recreation Supervisor David Weisgerber was to take over the job of preschool and youth recreation coordinator for the city of Pleasanton on Wednesday. Members of the Recreation Commission said they were surprised and disappointed that Weisgerber was leaving.

"I wish you could be here forever," chair Nick Levinson told him at a recent meeting.

Weisgerber, who did a variety of jobs, including overseeing pool operations and numerous sport programs, had been with the city for five years. He lives in Livermore and said he welcomes the 6-mile commute to his new job.

-- Linda Davis, Staff