News Digest: Veteran support at library, PUSD community meeting & Las Positas events


Veteran support

The Pleasanton Public Library is set to host the Veterans Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Mobile Medical Outreach Team and the Alameda County veterans service officer on Monday to facilitate free examinations, consultations and referrals for veterans, as well as provide other information about VA resources.

Veterans uncertain of their benefits eligibility are encouraged to visit as requirements have changed, and VA health care may complement current medical coverage. Veterans should bring military discharge papers (Form DD-214) and a list of current medications.

Monday's event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library at 400 Old Bernal Ave. For more information, contact library officials at 931-3400, ext. 4, or

PUSD community meeting

Pleasanton Unified School District officials are holding their final quarterly community meeting of the school year on Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Foothill High School multipurpose room.

Trustees and district leaders will provide an update on upcoming facilities projects for Foothill High School, discuss district goals, and engage attendees in conversation and an informal Q&A session.

The quarterly community meetings were created this year to foster stronger relationships with our families and Pleasanton community members on the whole, according to PUSD officials.

Las Positas events

The Las Positas College Foundation is gearing up for its "Best of the Best" fundraiser on May 4.

The event at the community college in Livermore will offer attendees food, wine, campus tours, live performances from LPC students, a silent auction and more -- all to benefit the foundation's financial support of LPC.

Tickets cost $100 each, and the fundraiser will run from 4-7 p.m. in Building 1000 at the LPC campus. Visit or call 424-1014.

LPC's Veterans First Program is also set to host "The Eyes of Freedom" traveling memorial from next week in the lobby of the Mertes Center of the Arts (Building 4000), with an opening reception scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday.

The memorial consists of eight life-sized portraits of 23 fallen servicemen from Ohio-based Lima Company 3/25 during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and serves to reflect on the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have sacrificed while defending our freedom.

The memorial is free and open to the public, but campus parking is $3.

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