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News - February 1, 2013

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Interested in the east side?

The city is accepting applications for two at-large members for the East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force, which will guide the planning effort for a 1,000-acre area that was formerly the site of sand and gravel mining. The task force will propose new uses and a circulation system for the site, and will recommend a plan to finance the infrastructure.

Applicants must live in Pleasanton and be able to attend one or two meetings per month for a year or more, also doing background reading and research. Applications are available at the City Clerk's office, 123 Main St., or can be downloaded at They are due by 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8. For more information, contact the City Clerk's office at 931-5027.

College Night at LPC

Las Positas College invites high school seniors and their parents to attend College Night on Wednesday evening at its Physical Education Complex. Information tables will be open from 5:30-8 p.m. with faculty and staff, and the main program will be from 7-9 p.m. with presentations on subject majors and transfer academic programs.

Snacks and dinner will be available from the "Food Truck Mafia," a gourmet food truck kitchen, from 4:30-7 p.m.

Students are asked to RSVP at with the name of their high school and the number attending. Las Positas College is at 3000 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore.

Science on Saturday tomorrow

This year's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory four-week lecture series, Science on Saturday, for middle and high school students continues tomorrow with a lecture on "The Extreme X-ray Universe." The free one-hour presentations start at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., with seating first come, first served, at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St. in Livermore.

Lab scientists Michael J. Pivovaroff and Bill Craig and Granada High School teacher Tom Sheffler will discuss the technology and results of NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft, which was launched in June 2012 to take pictures of the sky in the most energetic X-rays ever focused. Its ground-breaking observations include black holes and the remnants of stellar explosions.

A complete list of lectures is available at


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