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News - April 20, 2012

News digest

Pleasanton City Council members will meet with their counterparts on the school board in a special meeting set for 7 p.m. Monday at the council chamber at 200 Old Bernal Ave.

Discussions will include the future need for a school in the Hacienda Business Park after the City Council on Monday night approved a multi-million-dollar housing project there. BRE will build 18 three- and four-story buildings on two sites with more than 500 rental units ranging from studio apartments to three-bedroom units.

Also likely to be on the agenda is the district's ongoing budget problems stemming from state cuts.

The deadline is approaching to send in photos for the Pleasanton Weekly's annual Mother-Daughter Lookalike contest. Digital photos must be emailed to by 6 a.m., Thursday, April 26. They can be black and white or color, and need to be in JPG format, at least 300 dpi. Include the names of the mothers and daughters.

The Weekly staff will choose the finalists, and readers will vote online for their choices from April 27-May 3 at First-place prize is a $100 gift certificate for Whole Foods; second-place prize is a $50 gift certificate to Strizzi's restaurant.

Photos of the winners will be published in the Pleasanton Weekly on May 11.

The city's second annual Family Earth Day Celebration begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the library with environmentally friendly information and activities.

A "Green Street Mock City" bike rodeo will be hosted by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and Cycles for Change, and middle and high school students will create bio-degradable Earth Day sidewalk chalk art. Bay Area "Kindie" rocker Andy Z will wrap up the day with a concert for all ages at 3 p.m. in the library.

On Sunday an environmental program for children ages 5 and up entitled "Beasts in Our Backyards" will take place at 2 p.m. in the library.