News digestThe future of the water slides at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area will be discussed at a meeting at 11 a.m. Monday of representatives from the East Bay Regional Park District, Pleasanton City Council, commissioners and staff. Because Shadow Cliffs is a facility of the Park District, it will lead the meeting.
The Park District is also holding a meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday to present the draft land use plan for Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park and to receive feedback. The land use plan is scheduled for adoption by the Park District Board of Directors on July 17. For more information, go to www.ebparks.org.
Both meetings will take place at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 301 Main St. in Pleasanton.
Fairlands Elementary School has been named a California Distinguished School, the only Pleasanton school to receive the designation this year.
The school and Principal Kimberley Michels were recognized Tuesday night by the Pleasanton school board, with Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi pointing out that during her visits, it was obvious how proud students were of their school.
Cyrus Berglin, a 10-year-old fifth grader, said the staff is "very creative."
"I just like how they work and learn and how the teachers teach and how the staff all just work together," he said.
A ceremony to mark the state honor was held at the school's playground June 1.
The Service Organizations of Pleasanton are hosting their second annual Hometown Pancake Breakfast and Troop Packout from 7-11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Delucchi Park on First Street near Angela. Everyone is invited to enjoy the free breakfast, and to bring donations for care packages to be sent to troops overseas. Uncle Sam, the Young American Patriots Fife & Drum Corps, and the Foothill High Jazz Band will entertain.
Last year the volunteers served more than 750 meals, despite the cold and rain, and received enough donations to send 185 packages to troops via the Pleasanton Military Families.
Michele Matsumura resigned from the board of the Tri-Valley Community Foundation in June 2011. She was incorrectly listed as a current board member in the June 1 article, "Where's the money gone?"