BUDGET PANEL MEETS IN RIVERBANK: The city is holding its first Budget Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday evening and the public is invited. The City Council recently created the panel -- whose members include city residents -- to discuss and make recommendations to the council on projects, programs and policies related to the city's operating budget. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers, 6707 Third St. The committee will select a chairman and vice chairman and discus the city budget for the fiscal year that started July 1. For more information, call Finance Director Marisela Hernandez at 863-7110.
ONLINE EVENT FOR VETS: Veterans considering college are invited to a free "virtual campus" event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 18. Armed for Success is sponsored by advertisers, including companies paying for speaking time at the two-day event. Organizers said the event will provide information on colleges, financial aid and how to put the GI Bill to use. Register for the event at www.armedforsuccess.com.