News Digest: Vote for lookalikes, Wheels national awards & Workshop for new middle-schoolers


Vote for lookalikes

Visit the Weekly's website via this link to vote for your favorite of the eight finalists in our Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest. Weekly staff narrowed the two dozen entries down to eight, which are posted online for our readers to pick the mother-daughter duo they think most closely resemble each other.

Online voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday (April 24). A story announcing the winners will appear in the May 10 edition of the Pleasanton Weekly ahead of Mother's Day.

Also, first-place winners will receive four tickets to the Alameda County Fair and $50 cash. Second-place honorees will receive two fair tickets and $25 cash.

Wheels awards

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels and Rapid bus services, recently won four AdWheel Awards, a competition by the American Public Transportation Association that recognizes top marketing and communications efforts by transit systems in North America.

LAVTA won in the categories of Electronic Media (for its "A Better Way to BART radio advertisements"), Special Event ("Autonomous vehicle kickoff event"), Funding Partnership ("Las Positas College student pass program") and Educational Partnership (2018 art shelter program, "California Dreamin'").

New middle-schoolers

The city of Pleasanton's free Community Education Series continues with a presentation on "Transitioning to Middle School" on Wednesday (April 24) at 6:30 p.m.

Geared toward fifth-grade students and their parents or guardians, the presentation will focus on workload, homework, the social/emotional experience of moving up to middle school and more. It will be offered in English at the Pleasanton Public Library, and Spanish, Mandarin and Korean at Pleasanton Middle School.

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