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Congressman Tom McClintock Announces 2011 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Tom McClintock Announces 2011 Congressional Art Competition

All high school students in the Fourth Congressional District are invited to participate in the Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide high-school art competition sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The contest is open to all high-school students within the Fourth Congressional District.

First-place entries from each Congressional district will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, leading to the U.S.

Auburn Police Department's Citizens’ Awareness Academy

Auburn Police Department's Citizens’ Awareness Academy

The Auburn Police Department has a few openings available for their second Citizens’ Awareness Academy.

Residents and business owners who would like to participate in the academy are encouraged to apply for one of 25 available slots.

The free nine week program begins February 23, 2010.  Interested participants can learn about municipal policing, including procedures involving patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, 911 communications, animal control, and how the department interacts with other law enforcement agencies.

Applications will be accepted until a day before the class opens.  If the class is filled, some applicants can be placed on a waiting list for the next session.

The academy will meet from 6:00 p.m.

Newsom launches California discussion on state's higher education system

Newsom launches California discussion on state's higher education system

California's Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday the launch of a statewide higher education listening tour and an online campaign that will engage Californian's in a public dialogue, seeking their feedback and suggestions on issues relating to the state's higher education system.

In the coming months, Newsom is expected to travel to the University of California (UC), Califoria State University (CSU) and community college campuses, to meet with a broad range of stakeholders, including students, administration officials and community and business leaders.

"I look forward to having an honest conversation and hearing directly from students, educators and administration officials on everyday issues and challenges within our higher education system," said Newsom.

California ReLeaf announces student poster contest

SACRAMENTO -- California ReLeaf announced today the release of a statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in third to fifth grades. Students are asked to create original artwork based on the theme “Trees Are Worth It”. Submissions are due to California ReLeaf by February 1, 2011.

In addition to the poster contest rules, educators can download a packet that includes three lesson plans that focus on the value of trees, community benefits of trees, and  jobs in the urban and community forestry field. The full packet including lesson plans and poster contest rules can be downloaded at www.californiareleaf.org/programs/arborweek.