You may have noticed the La Fuente parking lot in downtown Brentwood is undergoing some changes of the solar variety. The panels aren’t up quite yet, but the finished project will look like Liberty High School’s student parking lot. La Fuente and the Patio Sites store will benefit from the sun’s energy, and the rest of us get to enjoy some covered parking when we visit downtown.

The Oakley Union Elementary School District (OUESD) is hosting an informational night on immigration laws on Jan. 13, at O’Hara Park Middle School’s gymnasium, 1100 O’Hara Ave., at 7 p.m. The OUESD will discuss how it will continue to be a safe and welcoming place for all families and students in the coming year, with an immigration lawyer present to help answer questions. Free child care is available. For more information, call Lidia Fernandez at 925-625-6825 ext. 126 or at 925-625-6840 ext. 1125.

If you take care of a senior with dementia or Alzheimer’s, St. Anne Church, in Byron, offers respite hours, including lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when caregivers can drop off their senior for a few hours. For information about minimal costs, hours and other details, call Lisa Kimble at 925-548-4591.

Indulge the artistic side of your brain with a book signing at Co. Co. County Wine Company, 633 1st St., in Brentwood, on Jan. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. Local resident and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kerry Lonsdale will be signing copies of her works, “Everything We Keep” and “All The Breaking Waves,” one of which she wrote while sitting on the sidelines of her son’s football practices in town. For more information, visit www.kerrylonsdale.com.

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