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News Digest: Goodguys car show | Surveys for seniors | Hike with Swalwell

Goodguys' West Coast Nationals car show is back at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton from Aug. 25-27.

Goodguys car show

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is presenting its "crown jewel" event of the year, the West Coast Nationals, this weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

Billed as "California's biggest Hot Roddin' Party of the Summer", the showcase will bring together more than 3,000 classic cars and trucks ranging from vintage hot rods, to lowriders to muscle cars to pro-touring street machines, according to organizers.

In addition to the familiar car displays, giant swap meet with vintage parts and cars for sale, and the kids zone with games and crafts for youngsters, the West Coast Nationals will feature special competitions including the CPP AutoCross, Burnout Contest and Nitro Thunderfest exhibition.

The 36th West Coast Nationals will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Visit

Surveys for seniors

Alameda County residents 55 years old and up are able to have their voices heard on key issues relevant to their lives in a pair of online surveys for older adults by the county and state, respectively.

The county's Area Agency on Aging puts together a "Countywide Area Plan for Older Adults" every four years, and as part of the current process, county officials have released a questionnaire to solicit feedback through Sept. 30. Go to

On the state side, the California Department of Aging is conducting its first-ever statewide needs assessment for older adults. Its community survey is now open to all residents 55 and older until this Sunday (Aug. 28). Visit

Hike with Swalwell

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) is hosting his annual "Hike with Your Rep" event this Saturday (Aug. 26), a two-mile walk at Lake Chabot in Castro Valley (17600 Lake Chabot Road) starting at 8:30 a.m.

"We will walk and talk along the way and pause along the way for a congressional update. Please bring sunscreen, water and wear comfortable shoes," Swalwell's office stated. To learn more, call 510-370-3322.

Then at noon, the congressman is holding a resource fair for the Afghan immigrant community in the East Bay "to help answer questions and provide resources to newly arrived Afghans." The event will be at the Ralph & Mary Ruggieri Senior Center in Union City.


About the Author: Jeremy Walsh

Jeremy, a Benicia native and American University alum, joined Embarcadero Media in November 2013. After serving as associate editor for the Pleasanton Weekly and, he was promoted to editor of the East Bay Division in February 2017.
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