Free movies in the park series to start July 10
The city of Pleasanton has announced its lineup of free summer movies, which will run Thursdays from July 10 through Aug. 14.
The shows begin at dusk and all will be shown on a giant screen at Amador Valley Community Park, 4455 Black Ave. All movies are rated G or PG.
The season will open July 10 with Walt Disney's "Frozen." Next up, on July 17, will be "Despicable Me 2;" followed on July 24 by "The Lego Movie," on July 31 by "Enders Game;" on Aug. 7 by "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and on Aug. 14 by "Man of Steel."
Seating will be in sections marked for blanket seating in the front, low-back beach chairs in the center and camp chairs and other higher-backed seats to the rear. Blankets or chairs may not be placed on the lawn before 10 a.m.
For film series details, call the Parks and Community Services Department at 925-931-5340.
-- Kelly Gust, Staff
Meeting Thursday on running for public office
Local residents thinking of running for City Council or mayor are invited to learn about the election process in a 6:30 p.m. meeting Thursday at the City Hall regional room, 100 Civic Plaza.
Candidates may file for office between July 11 and Aug. 8 for mayor and two City Council positions on the November ballot. No RSVP is required to attend the informational meeting sponsored by the city. For more details, contact City Clerk Caroline Soto at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-833-6650.
-- Denis Cuff, Staff
School district names new administrators
The Livermore school district recently announced the appointments of a new principal and two vice principals.
Jill Bradford, a Bay Area elementary school principal since 2010, was named principal of Marylin Avenue Elementary School. Bradford, a legal advocate, legislative analyst and educational nonprofit leader, has expertise in English language development, educational equity and trauma-informed and brain-based learning.
Alex Eckert, a vice principal at Livermore High, will move across town to take the position of vice principal of Mendenhall Middle School. He will replace the recently retired Al Bernal.
A teacher for 21 years at East Avenue Middle School, Livermore High, Vineyard Independent Study High School and Granada High, Tom Fletcher will become the newest vice principal at Livermore High. Fletcher has taught social studies at Livermore High for the past 11 years and has served as leadership adviser and basketball coach.
The appointments take effect July 1.
-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff