PLEASANTON

Free legal assistance at the public library

Free legal advice is available at the Pleasanton Library on the third Thursday of each month, Lawyers in the Library offers legal information and referrals.

The program is free. Each person will get a 15- to 20-minute consultation with a member of the Alameda County Bar Association.

Appointments are by lottery. Register from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m., the drawing is at 5:50 p.m. and you must be present to win. Appointments begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

For details, call Merry Luskin at 925-9313400, ext. 7.

The library is at 400 Old Bernal Ave.

The next date is March 21.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

LIVERMORE

Get smart for free, science seminar

Just what does an accelerator mass spectrometer do?

Two renowned Lawrence Livermore Laboratory scientists will discuss how the technology is being applied to a broad range of fields during Las Positas College's annual Science and Engineering Seminar series on March 5.

Lab scientists Graham Bench and Kenneth Turteltaub will lecture on how the spectrometer is used to understand human health issues and make new discoveries in fields such as chemotherapy, global warming, national security, archaeology and art history.


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The lecture is free and open to the public and will be at 6 p.m. in the college's Multi-Disciplinary Building Lecture Hall, Room 2420. The event is free but there is a $2 parking fee. Parking permits are available from vending machines in the parking lots.

This year's series is the third joint effort of the college and the lab, intended to explore how science and engineering theory evolves into practice. The fourth and final presentation in the series will be April 10, with speakers to be determined.

Las Positas College is at 3000 Campus Hill Drive.

For details, call 925-424-1344 or email nho@laspositascollege.edu.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff