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Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 26, 2013

News digest

Drug turn-in tomorrow

The Pleasanton Police Department is partnering tomorrow with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the fourth annual Drug Take Back Program. Drugs may be brought to the lobby of the Police Department, 4833 Bernal Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the drop-off, which is free and anonymous.

This is a chance for people to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Police point out that medicines languishing in home cabinets are susceptible to misuse and abuse. Representatives from Mothers with a Purpose will be at the event to assist and share relevant information with the public about this abuse.

For more information, call Sgt. Penelope Tamm at 931-5100.

Ed Kinney awards

Friends and family members are invited to a champagne reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday at Museum on Main, 603 Main St., to honor this year's recipients of the Ed Kinney Community Patriot Award: Harry Miller, known for promoting youth sports, and Christine Steiner, housing advocate.

Now in its ninth year, the Ed Kinney Community Patriot Award honors the memory of the former mayor who also was the master of ceremonies for the all-volunteer Fourth of July celebration held in Lions Wayside Park each year. The organizing team for that event, plus the past recipients of the award, select each year's awardees.

Learn transportation options

The city of Pleasanton will host the eighth annual Transit Fair at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday.

This free event is for all ages and will feature transit agencies such as BART, WHEELS, the Alameda County Transportation Commission, Pleasanton Paratransit Service, Senior Support of the Tri-Valley Transportation Services and the ACE train to share information on transportation options in Pleasanton and beyond.

A special lecture on Bicycle and Road Safety is scheduled from 10:30-11 a.m. An ombudsman from the California Department of Motor Vehicles will also be in attendance. And a BART representative will issue Senior Clipper Cards to those 65 and older.

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