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News - April 13, 2012

News digest

The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Commission will hear an update on the status of the waterslides at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area at its meeting Monday from the East Bay Regional Park District. Commissioners requested the report at last month's meeting, saying they'd received inquiries from the community regarding the waterslides at Shadow Cliffs, which is run by the Park District.

After inspections this winter, Park District staff recommended the waterslides be closed, but the operations committee last month directed staff to study whether an operator might be found to repair the structure and take on future operations and maintenance.

The waterslides are slated for eventual closing in the Shadow Cliffs Land Use Plan Amendment that was adopted last May by the Park District Board of Directors.

The Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Pleasanton City Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave.

Mario and Armida Saavedra, owners of Salon Saavy at 347 Division St. at Main, are hosting a cut-a-thon from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

The Saavedras have had clients over the years battling the disease and would like to make a difference so are opening their salon Sunday and bringing in extra stylists. Haircuts (no blow dry) will be a $10 minimum donation. There also will be baked goods for sale.

To celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, Hope Hospice is hosting a free screening of "Consider the Conversation," a documentary on the taboo subject of the end of life, from 7-9 p.m. at the Vine Cinema, 1722 First St. in Livermore.

Livermore resident Kathryn Kaldhusdal, wife of featured patient Peter Kaldhusdal, will introduce the award winning film, which highlights the American struggle with communication and preparation at the end of life.

A panel discussion with experts will follow the screening with a chance to ask questions and share views. Advance Healthcare Directives kits, POLST (physician orders for life-sustaining treatment) forms, Five Wishes forms and other planning tools will be available.