News digestHave your kiddies visited Santa yet? If you took a photo you'd like to share, send it to us at email@example.com. Please write "Santa photo" in the subject line, and we ask that photos be at least 500K. And, yes, we are also considering pets.
Include the names of the children in the photo and the parents, where you ran into Santa, where you live, where the children attend school, and anything else you think might be interesting in the caption.
We plan to use the photos in our Dec. 23 issue.
A trust fund has been set up to benefit of the two daughters of Jared Johansen, a 2003 graduate of Amador Valley High who unexpectedly died Nov. 30. He is survived by his wife Tiffany, 17-month old Reese, and another daughter due in January; parents Alan and Christy Johansen; and brothers Nick and Nate.
Send donations to: The Jared Johansen Legacy Trust, 405 Boulder Court, Suite 400, Pleasanton 94566, or donate online at www.jaredjohansenlegacy.com.
Residents can take a free guided walking tour next Saturday to view sculptures and murals that are among the 17 works of art in downtown Pleasanton. The tour will be led by Nancy and Gary Harrington, who have donated much of the funding for the city's public art through their Another HAPPY program, which stands for "Another Harrington Art Partnership Piece for You."
To take the two-hour tour, meet the Harringtons at 9 a.m. Dec. 17 in the Civic Center parking lot at 200 Old Bernal Ave. Maps will be provided listing current art installations and giving information about possible future acquisitions.
The tour is part of the World Walk to Wellness Saturday series of walks, which were held in city parks and other public locations every week in 2011. The Dec. 17 walk will be on paved sidewalks, suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.