TRI-VALLEY

Contest seeks logo designs for program

Living Arroyos, a new land enhancement program, is looking for high school students in the Tri-Valley to compete in a logo design contest.

The contest is open to students in Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore school districts. The winner's work will be displayed on the Living Arroyos website, T-shirts and literature. A prize of $150 will also be awarded.

Living Arroyos is a partnership among Urban Creeks Council, Zone 7 Water Agency and the city of Livermore. The program is dedicated to the renewal and management of more than 45 miles of urban streams and streamside habitats in the upper Alameda Creek watershed.

Logo submissions must be made by April 18 and should be emailed to joni@urbancreeks.org. Contestants can call 510-356-0591, ext. 4, with any questions. For details, visit www.livingarroyos.org.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

PLEASANTON

Students honored for state civics team win

Amador Valley High School's civics team was honored in the state Senate Friday for winning the California "We the People" competition in which students simulate a Congressional hearing on the Constitution.


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Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett, D-Hayward, presented a proclamation to the 24 seniors on the high school civics team. Amador Valley's team advances to a national competition this month in Washington, D.C.

This will be the 13th time Amador Valley High has represented California in the national competition. Amador won the national title in 1995, and placed second in 2013 and four other times.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff

PLEASANTON

Drop off your electronic waste free of charge

City residents can drop off old computers, cell phones, television sets and other electronic waste at a free April 18-19 collection event at the Pleasanton operations services center, 3333 Busch Road.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19. Residents may be asked to show identification to prove they are city residents.

Acceptable items for drop off include batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, digital cameras, computer components, DVD and VCR players. Large kitchen appliances will not be accepted.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff