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The Week Ahead


Tuesday, January 1: New Year’s Day Schedules

Open / Closed: New Year’s Day is a federal, state, county and  city holiday. Except for emergency services, all government offices will be closed.

Stores, Offices, Restaurants: Some supermarkets, restaurants and pharmacies will be open, but many will be operating on a shortened schedule, so plan ahead for food and medical needs. Stock exchanges, all banks and nearly all business offices will be closed. Some business offices will be closed – or will close early – on Monday, so check ahead.

Public Transit: BART trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. AC Transit buses will run on a weekend schedule.

Garbage & Sanitary Services: Monday, Dec. 31, will be a normal garbage collection day, but there will be no service on Tuesday. Collection will be one day later (Tuesday collections will occur on Wednesday, etc.) through Saturday. Waste Management offices will be closed Tuesday. Call 510-537-5500 (residential) or 510-613-8700 (commercial/business) with solid waste services questions. Waste Management’s Hayward Pay Station and Oak Harbor Call Center will close at 1 p.m. Monday and all day Tuesday. Castro Valley Sanitary District offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Call 510-537-0757 with questions or for sewer emergencies. For information regarding CVSan services and programs, visit


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Saturday, January 5: E-Waste & Shredding Fundraiser

Soroptomist of the East Bay will hold an eWaste and Shredding fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 5 behind Peet’s Coffee at 204 Redwood Road. Document shredding for $8 per banker box; free recycling of TVs, monitors, laptops, flat screens, cell phones, ink-jet cartridges and wire; $5 to recycle CPUs, phones, printers, copiers, fax machines, VCRs, stereos, video games and small appliances; $15-$30 to recycle Microwaves; $3 per pound for batteries. This will be a one-day event, rain or shine.



Sunday, January 6: “Relay for Life” Spaghetti Feed

Buon Tempo Club will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball feed to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Castro Valley Moose Hall, 20835 Rutledge Road. $15 per person ($10 children), includes salad, entree and bread. Tickets at the door. All profits go to the Relay for Life. For information, call 510-483-3779.



Monday, January 7: Diabetes Support Group

Brenda Yamashita of the Alameda County Diabetes Program will discuss latest guidelines at the next meeting of the support group at 5 p.m. Jan. 7 at the San Leandro Surgi-Center, 15035 E. 14th St., San Leandro. The public is invited to these free meetings.



Thursday, January 10: Free Lecture on DNA

Dr. Katherine S. Pollard from The Gladstone Institutes and University of California San Francisco, will discuss what our DNA can tell us about our close relatives and our relationship to chimps and Neanderthals, the latest in the Foundation Lecture Series at Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road.



Saturday, January 12: Hearing Loss Association Meeting

Dr. Gil Magilen, biophysicist and founder of the Walnut Creek Hearing Aid Center, will discuss the challenges of severe hearing loss and a unique sound-engineering approach that results in improved hearing and speech understanding, at the next meeting of the Hearing Loss Association Jan. 12, with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and program from 10-11:30 a.m. Kaiser Hospital Tower, Room 1200C, 280 W. MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. The parking garage on Howe St. (across the street) is free on Saturdays. For info, call Bruce Harris, 510-473-7905.



Saturday, January 12: Join the Marines...for Coffee

All men and women veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps are invited to join with other Marines from all different times and duty stations for coffee and donuts at 9 a.m. January 12 and on the second Saturday of every month at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro, sponsored by the Lt. Frank S. Reasoner Detachment No. 919 of the Marine Corps League. For more information, call Bobby Ferreira at 510-460-0093.



Saturday, January 26: Creative Writing Workshop

The Castro Valley Library will present its 2nd Creative Writing Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 26. The workshop, for middle and high school students, will cover poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and feature a panel discussion and questions about how to get published. Speakers at this event include Amy Franklin-Willis, author of “The Lost Saints of Tennessee,” Matt Johanson,  Journalism teacher at CVHS and author of “Game of My Life” and “Yosemite Epics, the Hon. Lise Pearlman (ret.), author of “The Sky’s the limit” and Tina Johansson, English teacher at CVHS. Admission is free. Register at



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