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News Digest: Memorial Day ceremony in Pleasanton | Cone with a Cop at Meadowlark Dairy| Night Market at fairgrounds

Also: No I-680 closure this weekend
The Pleasanton Police Department is holding its annual Cone with a Cop community event next Wednesday (May 31) from 2-5 p.m. at Meadowlark Dairy.

Memorial Day ceremony

Pleasanton veteran support organizations, community groups and local leaders are joining together to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in military service during the 2023 Memorial Day Remembrance Celebration this Monday.

The program, which begins at 11 a.m. in Centennial Park outside the Pleasanton Senior Center on Sunol Boulevard, will include the presentation of colors, national anthem, "Pledge of Allegiance", invocation, salute to the fallen, "Taps" and keynote speakers.

The Pleasanton Community Concert Band will also perform there throughout the morning and early afternoon.
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Cone with a Cop

The Pleasanton Police Department is holding its annual Cone with a Cop community event next Wednesday (May 31) from 2-5 p.m. at Meadowlark Dairy on West Neal Street downtown.

The afternoon will give attendees of all ages the chance to connect with members of PPD, and learn about local safety and security measures. Oh, and everyone in attendance can receive one free ice cream cone (last year PPD and the dairy distributed more than 1,800 cones).

Night Market at fairgrounds

The 626 Night Market festival is back at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton this holiday weekend, offering food, entertainment and arts-and-crafts vendors spread across over 10 football fields worth of space.

Designed in the spirit of the open-air markets made famous in many Asian countries, the 626 Night Market will be open 3-11 p.m. Friday and 1-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with entrance via Gate 8. Learn more at

No I-680 closure this weekend

Caltrans has canceled the closure of northbound Interstate 680 between Sunol Boulevard and Bernal Avenue previously scheduled to occur over this Memorial Day holiday weekend as part of the ongoing I-680 pavement rehabilitation project between Sunol and San Ramon.

The agency plans to reschedule a weekend-long closure through the area for a future date range yet to be determined. Crews are continuing to conduct separate overnight closures through the area Sundays to Thursdays associated with the project from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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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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