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Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 29, 2011

News digest

Vote! in the Mom-Daughter contest

Photos of the eight finalists in the Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest have been posted at www.PleasantonWeekly.com. Voting will end at 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 3. The first- and second-place winners will be announced and featured in the May 6 issue of the Pleasanton Weekly.

The first-place winners will receive a $100 gift certificate to Strizzi's restaurant; the second-place prize is two tickets to the Vine Cinema. A non-competitive, memorial Hike for Hope will take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon tomorrow along the trails at Sunol Regional Wilderness, 1895 Geary Rd., Sunol. Participants walk in memory or honor of a loved one and in support of Hope Hospice, which provides families with comfort, dignity and excellence in their time of need.

Each hiker is encouraged to bring a photo of the individual for whom they will be hiking to place in a lanyard (provided by Hope Hospice) and wear around the neck. Hikers can choose from the 2-mile roundtrip Little Yosemite trek or combine it with the Canyon View Trail for a 3-mile loop. Proceeds support the valuable services of Hope Hospice to local families. Open to all. Cost $25. Call 829-8770 or visit www.thehikeforhope.com.

Drug drop-off tomorrow

The Pleasanton Police Department is partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host a free prescription drug drop-off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Residents are encouraged to drop off unused and expired prescription drugs at the Pleasanton Police Station lobby, 4833 Bernal Ave.

Each day, approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America, and studies show that a majority of the drugs come from family and friends, including the medicine cabinet.

To address these alarming statistics, the DEA and local police departments are hosting safe and responsible drug drops for a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unused pharmaceutical drugs. For more information, call the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.

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