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News - March 21, 2014

News digest

Valley View Elementary School recently received $10,000 through PG&E's Bright Ideas Grants program.

In total, 37 California schools combined to receive more than $255,000 in grants last week through the effort, which aims to support understanding of renewable energy in public schools throughout the PG&E service area, according to the company.

"This program would not be possible without the dedication of teachers throughout Northern and Central California who are educating and developing future sustainable energy innovators and scientists," said PG&E spokesperson Ezra Garrett.

Public primary and secondary schools in Northern and Central California are eligible to apply for these grants through Nov. 1. For more information, visit

TV30 announced it is searching for potentially its next cooking star, maybe someone who learned how to make delicious cookies from their mother.

The second annual "Spice of Life Mother's Day Recipe Contest" is accepting applications through April 5. The winner has the chance to showcase his or her recipe on a future episode of TV30's "Spice of Life" program and prepare the dish in the Tri-Valley TV studios.

To participate, submit a favorite recipe and a photo of the dish by visiting and clicking "Spice of Life." Complete contest rules can be found on the TV30 website.

The Dublin San Ramon Services District is offering a free tour of its wastewater treatment and water-recycling plants on Johnson Drive in Pleasanton on April 9 at 1:30 p.m.

Pleasanton, Dublin and southern San Ramon on average generate more than 11 million gallons of wastewater daily, according to the DSRSD. Last year, over 1 billion gallons of treated wastewater was purified, disinfected and then delivered to community landscaping as recycled water.

The tour will highlight the resource recovery processes and career opportunities in the water industry.

Expected to last 60-90 minutes, the tour is open to adults, teens and children ages 7 and older. Reservations are required. For more information, call 875-2282 or visit


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