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Good Neighbors by Faith Barnidge: Dress a Child Around the World

Youth HomesYouth Homes is holding a rare open house and exclusive tour of the East Bay Shelter program for foster youth from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, in Pleasant Hill. 
StopWaste board declines to adopt $9.55-per-home fee for household hazardous waste collection after tens of thousands of property owners write letters of opposition, but board might try again next month.  
 
Independent voters will determine the outcome, which is as it should be because the district's constituency is generally centrist. Of the four candidates, two, Catharine Baker and Steve Glazer, are well-prepared, moderate and fiscally responsible.  
 
The following excerpts are from the Pleasant Hill police log: THURSDAY, APRIL 10 BURGLARY AUTO -- A vehicle in the first block of Picasso Court was reported burglarized at 7:09 a.  
 
Martin, WilsonDevon Martin and Jacob Wilson of Boy Scout Troop 282 in Pleasant Hill have each earned the rank of Eagle Scout, which was presented in Court of Honor ceremonies March 30, at the new Pleasant Hill Community Center.  
 
SorensenNiels Allen Sorensen, the son of Jens and Patricia Sorensen, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, which will be presented in Court of Honor ceremonies May 18, at Hope Center Covenant Church, in Pleasant Hill.  
 
Alumni of the year dedicated to their professions, community  
 
Vikings shine at Big 8 meet Dominic Baldwin, Kelsey Leonard and Allison Gargalikis all earned "athlete of the meet" honors to lead a strong effort from the Diablo Valley College swim team at the Big 8 championships held April 17-19.  
 
PLEASANT HILL -- It's getting to the point where gourmands won't be able to throw a pork bun or a gourmet cupcake in central Contra Costa County without hitting a food truck.  
 
California Football Academy -- Register for flag football for boys and girls, ages 4-14, on April 27 at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Diablo High School. Games will be on Sunday's at Mt.