This aerial photo of Foothill High School by photographer Mike Sedlak shows the bright red roof of Foothill High and surrounding neighborhoods that are ready and waiting for just under 2,300 students to arrive for the first day of classes this morning.
Foothill, whose colors are blue and gold, mistakenly got the red roof when suppliers shipped the wrong color tile in 1973, when the school already was behind in construction. School district officials decided to use it to get the school open.
Sedlak, a former member of the Pleasanton Parks & Recreation Commission, shoots aerial photos commercially and as a hobby. He is president of Digital Sight Aerial Photography Imaging based in Pleasanton. He flies out of Livermore and Hayward airports.
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