The Pleasanton Police Department helped make the season brighter for local children, through its annual Blue Santa program. Athletes with the Pleasanton High School Slam Dunk Basketball Club assisted with the event at the Pleasanton Civic Center on Saturday, Dec. 16. Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez estimated that approximately 200 children were registered to receive toys through the program, which is about what they have averaged the last three years. Many businesses and individuals, as well as the Slam Dunk Basketball Club, collected toys for the program.
Pleasanton Express photos by Lisa Luna