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News - April 25, 2014

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The photos of the 10 finalists for the Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest in honor of Mother's Day are set to be posted today at

Visit the website to cast your vote for the mother and daughter(s) you think look most like each other. Voting will close on May 1 at 6 a.m.

The first-place winners will receive $50 plus four tickets to the Alameda County Fair; second-place prize is $25 and two Fair tickets. Check online and in the May 9 Pleasanton Weekly to see if your favorites won.

Alameda County is looking for poll workers to run the upcoming June 3 statewide primary election in Pleasanton and at other county polling places.

People who are bilingual and speak English as well as Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer or Korean are particularly needed.

Bilingual poll workers can be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the U.S. with a green card who need to pass a fluency assessment and attend a training class prior to Election Day, officials said.

Poll workers earn between $110 and $190, with bilingual poll workers making extra.

Prospective poll workers can apply by contacting the Registrar of Voters' Office at or (510) 272-6971.

An East Bay Regional Park District wetlands project was among five restoration projects in the Bay Area to receive grants totaling nearly $5 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday.

The EBRPD's Breuner Marsh Restoration project, which received $1.5 million from the EPA, aims to create and restore 164 acres of wetland and upland habitat at Breuner Marsh along the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond.

Grants awarded to the five projects ranged from $500,000 to $1.5 million. The projects are funded under EPA's San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund.


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