LIVERMORE

Youth video contest highlights lab pollution

Anti-nuclear group Tri-Valley CAREs is holding a youth video contest with a grand prize of $500.

The theme of the contest, which was to kick off Tuesday, is "Six Decades of Nuclear Bombs at Livermore Lab." Youth of all ages are invited to submit videos of two minutes or less about why a clean environment is important. Videos can be cartoons, live-action, documentary style or other forms and must address contamination at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's main site or at Site 300.

All videos are due electronically by Oct. 31 and will be posted on the contest Youtube channel and its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/youthvideocontest. Winners will be notified in November. An awards ceremony will be held on Dec. 9 at the Livermore Main Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. For more information, visit http://www.trivalleycares.org/new/contest2014.html.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

Sunset Elementary's new principal named

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District announced the appointment of Terri Quesinberry as the new principal at Sunset Elementary School.


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An educator for 26 years, Quesinberry most recently served as principal at Alisal Elementary School in Pleasanton. Before that, she worked as a teacher, literacy coordinator and assistant principal in the New Haven, Fremont and Pleasanton districts.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

Get an inside viewpoint on Police Department

Members of the community will have an inside look at the day-to-day operations of the Livermore Police Department by joining the 26th Citizens' Police Academy beginning Wednesday.

Class sessions will be held every Wednesday evening for 17 weeks, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Livermore Police Department. Participants will learn about patrol operations, communications, evidence collection, hiring and recruitment, traffic, animal control, laws of arrest, search and seizure, use of force, investigations, crime analysis, terrorism and other topics.

There are no physical requirements for most activities and no charge. A graduation ceremony will be held Dec. 5. To get an application, visit the police station, call Supervising Public Safety Dispatcher Lesli Prado at 925 371-4936, email lprado@cityoflivermore.net, or visit http://www.cityoflivermore.net/citygov/police/academy.asp.

All applications must be submitted to Prado by Friday.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

Ravenswood will host ice cream social Aug. 10

Families can enjoy a taste of a summer in Victorian times at the annual Ravenswood Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social on Aug. 10 at the Ravenswood Historic Site from noon to 4 p.m.

Hosted by the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District and the Ravenswood Progress League, the event promises to take visitors back to a slower-paced time to learn what Livermore may have been like in the 1890s.

Admission is free and includes games, music, historic demonstrations and more. Ice cream and hot dogs will be for sale. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Pleasanton Community Concert Band and Valley Banjos. Children can enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo, as well as other kid-friendly activities.

Funds raised from the event go to restoration of the site, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Ravenswood Historic Site is located at 2647 Arroyo Rd. in Livermore. For more information, call 925-443-0238 or visit www.larpd.org.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff