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Detective Daniel McNaughton, Division Chief Bonnie Terra and Elizabeth Isles have been recognized as Dublin's local Superstars.

The Superstar Awards, given by the Dublin Rotary Club to local police officers, firefighters or educators, are judged on the following criteria: Leadership by example, ethics first, openness to new ideas and dedication to excellence.

McNaughton has been with Dublin police since 2007. He became a detective in 2011. He is assigned to investigate sexual assaults, property crimes and arson. On May 15, 2012, Detective McNaughton was the lead investigator of a fatal traffic accident in which a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and the suspect fled the scene. Due to his quick response and efforts to identify the person responsible for the bicyclist's death, the suspect vehicle was located with evidence intact and a suspect was taken into custody.

Terra is a Bay Area native and 17-year fire service veteran. She has been recognized by the state fire marshal's office as a Fire Prevention Officer I, II, III, Public Education Officer I and a Fire Investigator 1. She has volunteered as an American Red Cross CPR instructor and supports local senior and children's charities.

Isles has worked as director of Dublin's Heritage Park and Museums since 2001. In addition to managing day-to-day operations, she has developed community partnerships to provide museum programs. She has written several publications to document the history in museum displays. She also developed the tour curriculum for all third-grade students in Dublin and is working on a program for fourth-graders. The annual Superstar Awards ceremony will be May 7 at a Rotarian lunch event at Dublin Ranch Golf Course in Dublin.


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Army National Guard Warrant Officer 1 Leo J. Tocchini has graduated from the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala. He is the son of Joseph Towey, of Danville, and a 2000 graduate of Monte Vista High School.

Valley Stars is written by Louise Hartman. Contact her at 925-847-2111, by e-mail at vtletters@bayareanewsgroup.com or send a fax to 925-847-2189.