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News - July 6, 2012

News digest

Dairy dubbed Small Business of the Year

State Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D, San Leandro) honored Meadowlark Dairy, a cultural icon of Pleasanton, as the Senate District 10 "Small Business of the Year."

Corbett presented the award to owner Bruce Takens, a Pleasanton resident whose family has been running the drive-through dairy since 1969. Takens remembers feeding calves and hauling hay on the original dairy, and milking cows as a teenager, when Pleasanton was a sleepy farm town.

"Meadowlark Dairy has served as an important Pleasanton institution, providing jobs to local people and being very gracious in providing assistance to local causes," Corbett said.

2012 Teen Citizens' Police Academy

The Pleasanton Police Department is accepting applications from Pleasanton youths for its annual summer Teen Police Academy, a three-week program beginning July 10. This will be the 10th Teen Academy class and the department has a limited number of openings.

The goal of the Teen Academy is to develop stronger partnerships between the Pleasanton Police Department and youths. Participants will learn about law enforcement procedures from officers with topics including patrol procedures, dispatch communications, SWAT, investigations, juvenile traffic essues, K-9, evidence collection and animal services.

The Academy is offered free to local high school students between 14 and 18, with nine classes held mostly from 2-5 p.m. with exceptions for graduation and field trips. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 10-25, and will conclude with a graduation dinner Thursday, July 26.

Interested Pleasanton teens can get an application at the front counter of the Police Department, or by calling Academy Coordinator CSO Shannon Revel-Whitaker at 931-5240, or at

Commission meeting canceled

The July 12 Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting has been canceled, and the regularly scheduled meeting for Aug. 9 has been rescheduled to Aug. 23.

The Parks and Recreation Commission normally meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave.


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