Pleasanton Weekly

News - March 7, 2014

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The nomination window will close March 14 for the Kohl's Cares Scholarship program, which aims to reward young volunteers who have positively impacted their communities.

Through the program, Kohl's Department Stores will recognize more than 2,300 children and award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes at the national, regional and local store levels.

Two nominees from each Kohl's store, including Pleasanton, will win a $50 gift card. Nearly 200 regional winners will receive $1,000 education scholarships, and 10 national winners will get a $10,000 scholarship and a $1,000 donation to a nonprofit on their behalf, courtesy of Kohl's.

Candidates must be 6 to 18 years old. For nomination details, visit www.kohlskids.com.

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) received an endorsement from President Barack Obama this week in his bid to win a second straight term in Congress.

"Eric is a strong voice for creating good jobs, expanding economic opportunity and growing the middle class," Obama said in a statement. "Since day one, Eric has shown unwavering dedication to the needs of his constituents -- helping veterans secure the benefits they've earned, protecting seniors, and ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work."

Swalwell, whose district includes Pleasanton, is being challenged by fellow Democrat and State Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett.

Agents and other staff from the Better Homes and Gardens Tri-Valley Realty Pleasanton office will volunteer at Valley Humane Society for the real estate company's fifth annual "Day of Giving" this Saturday.

The team of volunteers will help the animal-welfare nonprofit from 7:30-11 a.m. by painting, refurbishing animal enclosures, gardening, filing documents and completing other office tasks at the Valley Humane Society facility, 3670 Nevada St.

The local event is part of a company-wide effort to donate time and resources on "Day of Giving" to 19 charities in communities throughout the Better Homes and Gardens network.

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