Ash Wednesday



Today begins the Lenten Season. Please see page 1B for the special church services in our area.

Love is in the air Check out the Valentine Greeting ads on page 7B. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our readers and advertisers!

Photo Scavenger Contest Congrats to our winners from the first week of the Pleasanton Express Online Photo Scavenger Hunt. Winning prizes from the 80s theme contest this week are: Jeff Chicoine, Sarah Evans, Joanna Fletcher, Flo Sosa, Christina Mejia, Rebekah Heran, Natalie Shearrer, Stephanie Brown, Maria Melancon and Joan Wilems. Visit our Facebook page each Wednesday and start guessing to win some really “kewl” prizes from our participating merchants. see the ad on page 16C. Have fun playing… you have until February 27.

Martinez competes on Food Network Pleasanton native Matt Martinez will appear on Food Network’s “Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell” next Thursday, February 21 at 9 p.m. Martinez is the chef/ owner of food truck “Spork in the Road”. The truck is usually parked in the lot by the Trading Post near Eddy’s Motel on South Main Street in Pleasanton. See the full story by Lisa Luna on page 1B. Good luck, Matt!

Teens for Jeans You have a week if you wish to donate your old or jeans to help youth receive a discount for new ones. “Teens for Jeans”, sponsored through Aeropostale and will award a 25% discount towards their clothing store. To help spread awareness of the homelessness within our community, denim jeans, khakis or corduroy pants will be accepted between now and February 20.

Lions Wild Game Dinner in March The Pleasanton Lions Club is busy selling tables and tickets to their yearly and delicious Wild Game Dinner. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 2. Better yet, call a Lions member and buy your tickets….they are going fast!

SUE BROWN is the Editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at 830-281-2341 or

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