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Dallas Examiner | 8/23/2013, 7:44 a.m.

The Dallas Examiner

DALLAS

On Saturday, the city of Dallas will launch a free BOPA collection service. The collection service is a mobile collection site of used batteries, motor oil and oil filters, latex paint, and antifreeze. The site will be located at Southwest Center Mall, 3662 W. Camp Wisdom Road.

It will also give away household cleaning products that have been donated for reuse. Residents of Dallas and Dallas County Household Hazardous Waste member cities who bring a drivers license or utility bill showing proof of residency can bring their used batteries, motor oil and oil filters, latex paint, and antifreeze to the mall between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Currently, Dallas residents can dispose of BOPA at the Dallas County HHW facility at 11234 Plano Road, but there’s not a convenient location in the southern portion of the city, according to Dallas Sanitation Services Director Kelly High.

For a complete schedule of BOPA collection locations call 214-671-4475 or visit http://www.dontwastetoday.com. Dates and times of collection locations are subject to change.

CEDAR HILL

An Inaugural Labor Day Jazz Explosion will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Valley Ridge Amphitheatre, located at 2850 Park Ridge Drive in Cedar Hill. Headlining the event will be jazz legend Mark Harper. Other noteworthy artists include local saxophonist Don Diego, Tatiana Mayfield of Fort Worth, Vandell Andrews from New Orleans, and Dean James from San Francisco.

A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to Operation FINALLY HOME, a non-partisan/non-profit organization with the mission to honor and thank America’s wounded and disabled veterans, as well as the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed to defend our country in the global war on terror.

Ticket and other information can be found at http://www.labordayjazz.eventbrite.com. For additional information, call Tim Austin at 972-415-7491.

DALLAS

The Dallas Bar Association received a 2013 American Bar Association Partnership Award on Aug. 9, during the annual ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services. The recognition saluted the DBA for its outstanding programming and related work to increase diversity across all spectrums of the legal profession.

One of the main programs highlighted by the committee was the DBA’s Diversity Summit program, which was held in November 2012. The topics during the summit included successful models of diversity in the corporate world, recruiting and retaining minority attorneys, increasing the pipeline, and cracking the glass ceiling. The committee felt that the summit created an opportunity where leaders of the Dallas legal community could discuss diversity challenges and best practices as well as develop action items to increase diversity across four key areas: corporate legal departments, large law firms, bar associations, and law school and pipeline programs. The DBA reported more than 300 participants from Texas and surrounding states in attendance.