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News - April 5, 2013

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Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest

With Mother's Day right around the corner, the Pleasanton Weekly is again holding its annual Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest. First-place prize is a $100 gift certificate for Gene's Fine Foods in Pleasanton; second-place prize is a $50 gift certificate to Strizzi's restaurant in Pleasanton.

Send digital photos only to by 6 a.m., Thursday, April 25. Photos must attached to an email in JPG format, at least 300 dpi. Include the names of the mother and daughter(s) and the ages of children in the email. Photos entered in previous contests are not eligible.

The staff at the Weekly will choose the finalists, which will be posted at for readers to vote online for which mother and daughter in Pleasanton look most alike.

Photos of the winners will be published in the May 10 print edition of the Pleasanton Weekly.

Recycle next Saturday

Pleasanton will host its annual, free for residents Community Recycling and E-Waste Collection from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 13, at the city's Operations Service Center, 3333 Busch Road. Items that will be accepted include computer components, digital cameras, power cables, toner cartridges, video game systems, MP3 players, keyboards, DVD and other electronic items, fluorescent light bulbs, and CFL bulbs and tubes.

In addition, paper will be shredded and recycled for residents, preferably brought in a box for easy handling. Unused or expired pharmaceutical drugs will also be collected.

Shepherd's Gate will be at the event to accept reusable shoes, clothing, bedding, linens and textiles, kitchen wares and gently used children's items for.

Among the items that will not be accepted are mattresses, furniture, smoke detectors and appliances. Call 931-5506.

Drop-in computer tutoring

The Pleasanton library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., is offering drop-in computer tutoring from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday for people who want help with social networking, blogging and have general questions about the Internet. The program is free and open to all. No registration required.


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