News Digest: Christmas tree pickup, Fire victim support & New board president


Tree pickup

Pleasanton Boy Scouts Troop 941 is now accepting signups from residents who want the scouts to pick up their Christmas trees after the holidays.

Donations generated by the annual fundraiser are used by troop members to pay for camping equipment and scouting activities such as summer camp and weekend outings. Last year, the boys collected over 1,000 trees in partnership with the Pleasanton Garbage Service.

The scouts will provide the service only to Pleasanton residents who have registered at Registration will remain open as space allows through the holidays, and collection day is Jan. 5.

Fire victim support

Dublin is playing host to one of six mobile disaster recovery centers set up by government officials across Northern California to support displaced survivors of devastating wildfires throughout the state last month.

Officials have learned there are a number of victims displaced to Alameda County from the Camp Fire in Paradise, so they have set up the mobile support station to run Friday, Saturday and Jan. 3-5 at the sheriff's station at 4985 Broder Blvd. in Dublin.

Representatives of FEMA's individual assistance and mitigation teams, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other state and federal agencies, as well as nongovernmental service organizations, will staff the mobile units to offer information concerning resources available to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the wildfires.

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New board president

Edralin "Ed" Maduli, who represents Livermore and parts of Pleasanton in Trustee Area 7, has been voted as the 2019 board president for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees.

Maduli, who is in the middle of his first term on the board, is serving as board president for the first time.

Trustee Genevieve Randolph, whose Area 3 includes Union City and south Hayward, was named board secretary for the year.

The seven-member elected board oversees the district that serves 29,000 students each year through its two community college campuses: Chabot College in Hayward and Las Positas College in Livermore.

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