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News - April 11, 2014

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The Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation will offer scholarships for students who are or will be attending junior colleges or four-year colleges or universities for the 2014-15 school year.

Scholarships are available to students whose primary residence is in Alameda County, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and are attending a qualified educational institution with programs acceptable for credit toward a bachelor's degree or higher in a field of study related to real estate.

Applications are available at Applicants should submit the scholarship application along with transcripts, two letters of recommendation and essay to by noon May 5.

For information, call contact Marie Cruz at 730-3273 or

The Amador Valley High School library will host an educational session April 30 at 7 p.m. to provide parents with information about enhancing the self-esteem and well-being of their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children as well as how to help protect their kids from health risks such as suicide, homelessness, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and bullying.

The session will be led by clinical social worker Dr. Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University.

The event will offer research-based information, guidance and support for parents, foster parents and families who have a wide range of reactions to their LGBT children.

The fourth annual Blue Star Moms charity golf event is being held at Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton on April 25.

Organizers plan to have a Huey helicopter land at the course, and a military cannon will be fired at the start of the event, which benefits the Blue Star Moms Chapter 101 and Gold Star Families.

Entry is $200 per player and includes a tee prize, lunch, dinner, raffle tickets and a free round of golf for a future weekday. Check-in will begin at 10 a.m. and a shotgun start will follow at 12:30 p.m.

Registrations are due 5 p.m. April 18. For more information, contact Mike Ash at 426-6666, ext. 17 or


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