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News - January 11, 2013

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RV show opens today at Fairgrounds

The 25th annual Manufacturers RV Show is opening at 11 a.m. today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds for an 11-day run. The show will feature gas and diesel-powered RV's, travel trailers, 5th wheels, truck campers and teardrops and boats that fit all budgets.

Also at the show will be vendors with parts and accessories, local campground memberships, scooters, RV rentals, diesel motors and accessories. RV Restore and Repair services will be there to offer information about their work.

Show hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. The show ends Monday, Jan. 21, with its final day hours 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free museum admission

Some of the Bay Area's most popular museums will be free to Bank of America customers on the first full weekends of every month in 2013.

As part of the bank's "Museums on Us" program, anyone with a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and a photo ID will receive free admission to four museums: the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum and Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

Fundraising events, special exhibits and ticketed shows are not included.

Learn about law enforcement

The Pleasanton Police Department is taking enrollment for its 21st Citizens' Police Academy, which runs Feb. 7-May 16 with classes on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Topics will include Community Policing, patrol procedures, radio communications, SWAT, narcotics investigations, crime prevention, traffic enforcement, K-9s, evidence collection, use of force issues, animal services and the DARE program.

The academy is open to adults who live or work in Pleasanton. They must be free of any felony convictions, have no misdemeanor arrests within one year of application, successfully complete a background investigation check, sign waiver forms and be approved by Police Chief Dave Spiller.

Applications are available at the front counter of the Pleasanton Police Department, 4833 Bernal Ave., or online at


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