LIVERMORE

Lab names new chief for nuclear weapons

After a nationwide search, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on Aug. 21 announced Charles Verdon as the lab's principal associate director for weapons and complex integration.

Verdon, who joined the lab in 1998, has served in an acting capacity in the associate director position since April and will continue to lead the lab's nuclear weapons program, supporting stockpile management and overseeing the Nuclear Weapons Complex infrastructure.

Verdon holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Arizona and has held a variety of leadership roles in the weapons and complex integration organization, including as program director for the secondary nuclear design program and AX-division leader.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

PLEASANTON

Aquatic center to open after renovation closure

The entire Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center was to be closed through Friday this week as the final touches to a yearlong renovation near completion, city officials said.

Programs on the east side are scheduled resume Saturday at the center, which is owned and operated by the city. Renovation work on the center's west side is expected to be completed in early September.

The center, built in the early 1970s, is part of Amador Valley Community Park, at 4455 Black Ave. For more information about the center or its renovation, please visit www.PleasantonAquaticCenter.com.

-- Chris De Benedetti, Staff

DUBLIN

Applicants sought for human services panel

The city seeks applications for a new advisory commission on human service needs ranging from health care and homelessness to child care and transportation.

The deadline is 5 p.m. Sept 20 to submit applications to Dublin City Clerk Caroline Soto, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin, 94568.

For more information or to get applications, visit www.dublin.ca.gov.

The City Council on Oct. 1 will considering appointing the five-member commission. Its members will be paid $50 per meeting for up to two meetings per month.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff

DUBLIN

Creek cleanup planned for several locations

Volunteers are sought to help clean up four local creeks from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 during Dublin's annual creek cleanup day.

To sign up, email the city at ES@dublin.ca.gov or call 925-833-6650. Volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. at the group picnic area at Emerald Glen Park on Central Parkway and Tassajara Road. A continental breakfast and light pizza lunch will be provided.

Volunteers will clean Tassajara Creek by Emerald Glen Park, Alamo Canal near the Civic Center, Alamo Creek near Alamo Creek Park and the South San Ramon Creek behind Dublin High School.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff