BRENTWOOD

Residents named to General Plan group

The Brentwood City Council formed the General Plan Update Working Group by appointing 10 members to the group on Tuesday night. The working group will contribute policy guidance, identify land use alternatives and provide a connection between the council and community during the drafting of this roadmap for the city's future.

The two Brentwood Planning Commission members appointed were Bob Brockman and John Fink. Eileen Hofstadt was the Brentwood Parks & Recreation Commissioner appointed.

The seven at-large members are Kathleen Griffin, Bill Hill, Dan O'Brien, Carissa Pillow, Claudette Staton, Fred Vogelgesang and Warren Williams. The working group will be led by Brentwood Vice Mayor Joel Bryant and Councilman Steve Barr.

-- Paula King, Staff

OAKLEY

Freedom High video competes in contest

Freedom High could be $110,000 richer, but the Oakley school's going to need your help by way of votes.

Principal Erik Faulkner said, "We are very excited about this opportunity for our students, school and the community."

In an email, teacher John Sierra said the school's garden video was picked as a finalist in the 2013 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.


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If Freedom is one of the five chosen winners, it will win the extensive technology package (from Samsung, Adobe and DIRECTV).

The decision will be made by online voters, and that's where the school and staff need the community.Folks can vote once a day through March 4.

Go to www.samsung.com/solvefortomorrow or call 925-625-5900, ext. 3001.

-- Trine Gallegos, Correspondent

BRENTWOOD

City officials meet with Chinese delegation

A group of government officials from Southern China met with Brentwood city employees to share information on economic development strategies this week.

The meeting with the Chinese delegation was scheduled to take place Feb. 13 in Concord. While visiting, they will also meet with government officials from San Francisco and Los Angeles.

According to Brentwood City Manager Paul Eldredge, Brentwood was chosen by the delegation because of its similar dynamics of being near a major employment region and adjacent to agricultural land. The group represents the Huadu Region.

-- Paula King, Staff

FAR EAST COUNTY

High school transfer deadline approachs

Students from Liberty, Freedom and Heritage High now have the chance to make a transfer for the next school year.

Students who live within the Liberty Union High District and want to attend a school not designated for their residential area must apply for an IntraDistrict Transfer. An open enrollment period is available this month. Requests will be made by May 15.

Most requests are approved, depending on balancing numbers at each high school.

IntraDistrict Transfer request forms are at the district office at 20 Oak St. in Brentwood or online at http://luhsd.net. For more information, call Valerie Noble at 925-634-2166, ext. 2021.

-- Trine Gallegos, Correspondent