PLEASANTON

Report potholes, broken sprinklers with new app

The city has a new app allowing people to use their smart phones to report potholes, graffiti, broken sprinklers, streetlight outages and other municipal maintenance problems to city workers.

The new Mobile Citizen app, which can be downloaded for free on Apple and Android smart phones, allows people to report problems electronically and helps the city respond more quickly. For information, visit www.cityofpleasantonca.gov. The app is not set up to summon police assistance.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff

LIVERMORE

Three LARPD board seats up for grabs

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District will hold an election on Nov. 4 to fill three seats on the district's board of directors.

The LARPD board on May 13 approved a resolution calling for the election, coinciding with the statewide general election. The seats are for four-year terms ending in December 2018 and are now held by board President David Hutchinson, Vice President Bob Coomber and Director Maryalice Faltings. For more information, visit www.larpd.dst.ca.us.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

LIVERMORE

UC professor named to labs' board of governors

The University of California has appointed UC Davis professor Robert Powell as an executive committee governor for the management teams overseeing the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national labs.

Powell's appointment to the Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) and Los Alamos National Security LLC (LANS) Boards of Governors takes effect immediately, and includes chairing the Science and Technology Committee.

Norman Pattiz, an LLNS and LANS board chairman, said Powell is a highly respected senior academic leader with experience in UC-affiliated national laboratories and knowledge of the research and development capabilities of Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos labs.

A professor in UC Davis' chemical engineering and material science department, Powell replaces the outgoing William Frazer.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

PLEASANTON

Shelter to adopt out cats, dogs for free

People can adopt cats and dogs for free on May 31 and June 1 at the Valley Humane Society, one of many groups doing free adoptions that weekend during the annual Maddie's Pet Adoption Days.

Valley Humane will adopt out pets from its shelter, 3670 Nevada St. in Pleasanton from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1. Valley Humane also will do adoptions at Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 31 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1. For more information, visit www.valleyhumane.org.

For information about other organizations doing free pet adoptions that weekend, visit adopt.maddiesfund.org. According to the Maddie's Fund website, adoptions also will be done that weekend at the East County Animal Shelter, 4595 Gleason Drive in Dublin.

Valley Humane also is seeking people who will foster pets in their homes for two weeks before the adoption weekend. Call 925-426-8656 for information about fostering pets.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff