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News - April 12, 2013

News digest

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.

Help wanted

Pleasanton Partnerships in Education is looking for a new executive director. A posting by PPIE says it's seeking a part-time hourly independent contractor to act as the organization's leader and primary public representative.

Preference will be given to a candidate with a Bachelor's degree and at least three years of fundraising experience.

The search is open until April 22, and replaces Debi Covello, who was the public face of PPIE for years.

Teen Leadership in Training

The city of Pleasanton's Community Services Department is launching a leadership program for teens this summer that will provide comprehensive training and placement in a volunteer position to work closely with city staff.

The Leadership in Training (LIT) Program is for students entering grades 9-12. A mandatory training is scheduled from June 24-28 and will cover job skills, customer service, leadership and interviewing. Students who complete the training will be placed in a volunteer position and work closely with city staff in a number of departments, including Community Services, the City Operation Services Center, police or the library. Students are required to volunteer two to three days per week for a minimum of four weeks.

Applications are available at Gingerbread Preschool, 4333 Black Ave.; application deadline is April 19. For more information, contact Nicole Thomas at 931-3474 or