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Living - March 21, 2008

Of Note

Brownies lead the pledge

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 30397 led the flag ceremony and Pledge of Allegiance at the Danville Town Council meeting March 4, with members Maya Webb, Hailey Gage, Sophia Trani, Rashmi Bhoj, Nicole Pfund, Samantha Hoover, Kaelee Cruz, Jessica Schneider, Morgan Dowling and Gloriane Tong.

High schools holding seatbelt contest

Students at Monte Vista, San Ramon Valley and California high schools are participating in the California Highway Patrol's Impact Seat Belt safety campaign this year. It includes a competition among the three schools for the highest seatbelt compliance rate.

The goal of the CHP campaign is to close the gap between the state's overall seatbelt use rate of 93.4 percent and the teen seatbelt use rate of 90.8 percent. CHP officers are monitoring seatbelt use of vehicles entering the Monte Vista, San Ramon and Cal High campuses over a four-week period starting in late February. Meanwhile important information regarding seatbelt awareness is being announced regularly, along with activities on the campuses, and students are being encouraged to be safe while driving.

Parents are included in the final seatbelt compliance tally, so they can show support by buckling up when they drive and reminding their kids to do the same.

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