PLEASANTON

Two members needed for planning group

Two spots are open for at-large members of the East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force. Members will guide planning for a 1,000-acre area in east Pleasanton, the former site of sand and gravel mining. Members will propose new uses and a circulation system for the site and recommend plans for financing and building the necessary infrastructure.

Applicants must be city residents. Volunteers will attend a minimum of one or two meetings a month for a year or more. The city is looking for members who are clear communicators who can do background reading and research, work collaboratively and who are open to a wide range of viewpoints.

Applications are available at the city clerk's office, 123 Main St., or can be downloaded at http://www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/pdf/epspcomm.pdf. They must be received by the clerk's office by 4:30 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 925-931-5027.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

SUNOL

Outdoor-loving program volunteers sought

Training will begin soon for volunteers interested in acting as docents at the Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness.


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Applications are being accepted from volunteers with an interest in nature and cultural history who would like to work at the East Bay Regional Park District site. Training begins in March and will take place Friday mornings through May. For details, contact naturalist Katie Colbert at kcolbert@ebparks.org, call 510-544-3243 or submit an application, which can be found at www.ebparks.org/getinvolved/volunteer/docent/form.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

Tri-Valley

Scholarships available for future educators

The Tri-Valley Retired Educators Scholarship Foundation is offering up to six scholarships for the fall semester to high school seniors and college students planning careers in education.

The awards, $2,000 each, are being offered to residents of the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin and Sunol areas. Applicants must be seniors planning to attend a four-year college this fall, community college students qualified to transfer as juniors to a four-year institution or sophomores at a four-year college who will continue as juniors in the fall.

The deadline to apply is March 15. For more information, email greegno@pacbell.net or call 925-443-6097. Application packets can also be downloaded from www.div85.calrta.org.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff