Week in Review: Sexual Assault on Madrone Trail, Newtown Memorials, Class Fights Mock Kidnapper

Some of the stories that made news this past week in Dublin. Take our poll, check out our "Blog of the Week" and this week's grocery specials along with our congratulations tip-of-the-hat.

Braddock and Logan Offers 1615 Acres to East Bay Regional Park District 

During the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dublin City Council approved the revised Moller Ranch project. Braddock and Logan is offering the East Bay Regional Park District on 1615 acres of open space to the north and east side of Dublin.

Remembering Newtown

This week the country came together in different ways to remember and support the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. At Mohr Elementary in Pleasanton, the community held a vigil on Tuesday. The California PTA is calling for the nation to send snowflakes to help decorate the school and on Friday, the nation had a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. to remember the victims. See how you can help by clicking here.

P.E. Class Fights off Mock Kidnapper

Students at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton are learning to fight thanks to their P.E. class. The class has been taking the S.A.F.E K.I.D.S. program at Esteller Martial Arts in Pleasanton. According to Esteller, "S.A.F.E stands for 'survey, avoid, flee and engage' and K.I.D.S is an acronym for 'kids in danger survive'." The kids featured in this video get a taste of what it feels like to fight for their lives.

Sexual Assault on East Bay Regional Parks Trail

A woman was sexually assaulted on Madrone Trail in the Las Trampas Regional Park  on Dec. 12. The East Bay Regional Parks Police released a statement about that attack and said they are in increasing police patrols in the area.

Blue Star Moms Ship Holiday Care Packages to Troops

Moms from Danville, San Ramon, Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek shipped 2,657 lovingly hand-packed holiday care packages to troops deployed in Afghanistan, Kuwait and other posts worldwide. For additional details on contributions, sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, view the Blue Star Moms' website at www.bluestarmoms.org. 

Other news you need to know:


  • Dublin resident "Profe" (Deborah) Lemon cited in leading EdTech blog

Blog of the Week: Six Steps to Embrace Change in the Workplace

Take our Poll: Guns – Time for More Controls? A Ban?

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