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News - April 15, 2011

News digest

The city of Pleasanton is hosting a free e-waste collection today and tomorrow at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The public may drop off items between noon and 5 p.m. today; and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow, entering the Fairgrounds at Gate 12, off Valley Avenue.

All types of electronic equipment can be dropped off, with no limit. Among the acceptable items are computer components, digital cameras, power cables, toner cartridges, video game systems, MP3 players, keyboards, DVD and other electronic items. A list of items is at

Tomorrow only, pharmaceutical drugs will be collected, co-hosted by the Dublin San Ramon Services District.

Becky Dennis has been named the Greenbelt Alliance's Volunteer of the Month for April. When Dennis was on the Pleasanton City Council, she supported the approval of several successful affordable housing projects for both families and seniors, noted the Alliance.

"Becky continues to advocate for affordable homes in Pleasanton as an organizer for Citizens for a Caring Community(CFCC), and as an ad hoc member of the Hacienda Redevelopment Task Force," according to a news release.

The group stated that she spent hours helping organize a successful outing earlier this year to show Pleasanton residents examples of "well-integrated and nicely designed affordable housing developments around the Bay Area."

Greet the dawn at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area at an Easter Sunrise Service, which will begin at 6 a.m. April 24.

This year's service will be a reenactment of a late 1800s worship performed by Gen. Pleasonton (the Rev. Jim Meek of the Livermore Trinity Baptist Church) near the lake around a campfire and tents. Everyone is invited to dress in boots, hats and bonnets of that era. The service will include group singing, then a walk to the lake to hear a brief sermon by the Rev. Mike Barris of Pleasanton Centerpointe Presbyterian Church.

Coffee and donuts will be served. Parking is free, with the gates opening at 5:30 a.m. In case of heavy rain, the service will be held at Pleasanton Centerpointe Presbyterian Church, 3410 Cornerstone Court.