"It's a 15-week program designed to help you discover what our officers do on patrol, how dispatchers play a valuable role in our daily operations, and what it's like to be part of specialized units like K-9 and SWAT," PPD officials said.
The next Citizens' Academy begins Jan. 23 and will be held on Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check. Class size is limited and usually fills up quickly. Visit www.pleasantonpd.org.
Solve for Tomorrow
Two Tri-Valley high schools are among 13 upper-level campuses across California aiming to win part of $3 million in technology and classroom materials from the 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.
Foothill High School in Pleasanton and Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon were chosen to advance in the national competition that challenges students in grades 6-12 to solve real-life problems in their communities by applying their knowledge of STEM subjects.
Each selected classroom will receive one Samsung tablet and the chance to advance in the contest for more prizes, including five grand-prize positions to win $100,000 in tech and classroom materials.
Fair board vacancy
The Alameda County Agricultural Fair Association is looking to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors, asking interested residents to apply for the open position by Dec. 20.
The Fair Board is comprised of 21 members -- 10 appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and 11 selected by the Fair Board. Applicants must permanently reside within the county. To learn more, go to alamedacountyfair.com/about-us.
Be mayor of 'Bayville'
"Do you have what it takes to lead a growing city into the future? Play now to find out -- Bayville needs you."
That's how regional planning officials with MTC and ABAG are promoting their new online game, "Mayor of Bayville," in which residents can shape their own fictional city as a government leader. The game is designed to involve residents in the Plan Bay Area 2050 process. Visit bayville.planbayarea.org.
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