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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sports Park dedication moved from 4 p.m. to 5 today

Pleasanton Sports Park will be renamed for the late Mayor Ken Mercer at a ceremony at 5 p.m. today.

Tuesday, 7:40 AM | 3 comments
Pleasanton North Rotary holding its 'Starry Night' gala Sept. 20

The Pleasanton North Rotary Club will hold its annual fundraiser gala Sept. 20, a benefit that helps fund local and international service projects the club supports.

Tuesday, 7:22 AM | 1 comment
Graffiti found at Foothill High over weekend

Pleasanton police are investigating vulgar and racially charged graffiti that was found on the Foothill High School campus Monday.

Tuesday, 6:33 AM | No comments yet

Monday, September 1, 2014

Moroccan adventure

Nine cooking fans traveled to Morocco on a recent Saturday evening -- without leaving the kitchen at Pans on Fire on Hopyard Road. The participants learned how to make a three-course Moroccan meal, and while dinner was simmering and baking, they enjoyed the classic movie "Casablanca."

Monday, 7:51 AM | No comments yet
Seahawks' busy season in pool

Swimmers from the Pleasanton Seahawks team competed in several championship events during the past month in the Bay Area, Southern California and Washington state.

Monday, 7:50 AM | No comments yet
Pesticide bills heads to Governor

A bill requiring the safer use of pesticides in schools will be making its way to the Governor announced Thursday.

Monday, 7:49 AM | 5 comments
Livermore police arrest suspect in Sunday morning shooting

Livermore police have arrested a suspect in an early Sunday morning shooting that sent five people to the hospital.

Monday, 7:49 AM | 7 comments

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage expands

Pleasanton-based Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced this week that it has expanded its Bay Area operations with the addition of 180 independent sales associates from offices in the region.

Sunday, 7:56 AM | No comments yet

Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day weekend safety tips

The Pleasanton Police Officers' Association, a labor union representing the Pleasanton Police Department, has put together safety tips for the Labor Day weekend.

Friday, 7:33 AM | No comments yet
Harvest Wine celebration on tap today only

Enjoy the fruit of the vines at the Harvest Wine Celebration, being held for the 33rd year today only in the Livermore Valley wine country.

Friday, 7:30 AM | 1 comment
High school football starts tonight

Friday Night Lights kick into full gear for Pleasanton high schools with Amador Valley High and Foothill High starting non-league football action tonight.

Friday, 7:24 AM | No comments yet
BART launches new public safety app

BART on Thursday morning lauched a new app available for Apple and Google Android devices that will enable riders to more easily report crimes and suspicious activities to transit police.

Friday, 7:23 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fremont Bank to mark 50th anniversary with Fairgrounds fireworks tomorrow

Fremont Bank will light up the night sky tomorrow in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.

Thursday, 7:39 AM | 1 comment
Lowe's to pay $1.6 million in settlement for mislabeled building materials

Lowe's Home Centers was ordered to pay a $1.6 million settlement in a California consumer protection action for allegations that it was
selling building materials advertised with the wrong dimensions, the Marin County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

Thursday, 7:39 AM | 4 comments

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Public hearing tonight on city's long-term housing plan

The city Council will hold a public hearing starting at 7 p.m. tonight to consider approving its new Housing Element, a part of the city's General Plan required by all California cities to show that they are meeting the statewide housing goal of "attaining decent housing and a suitable living environment for every California family."

Wednesday, 7:52 AM | 20 comments
Traffic Alert: I-280 closed this weekend in San Francisco

Those traveling over to San Francisco and the Peninsula will find northbound I-280 closed today through Monday to allow Caltrans crews to replace hinges installed along the highway to strengthen the overpass in the event of more seismic activity.

Wednesday, 6:57 AM | No comments yet
California home sales and prices improve in July

California home sales in July posted higher for the second straight month, and while the statewide median home price rose from the previous month as well as a year ago, the pace of appreciation continued to slow.

Wednesday, 6:48 AM | No comments yet
Beer, wine garden on tap before Planning Commission tonight

A picturesque two story building on lower Main Street that was built in 1938 as an upscale family home is about to become a beer and wine bar, the latest of a long series of changed uses over the years.

Wednesday, 6:43 AM | 33 comments

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Earthquake update as of Tuesday morning

Inspections of Napa buildings damaged in Sunday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake are about 75 percent complete as of Monday evening and a total of 70 buildings have now been declared uninhabitable, city officials said.

Tuesday, 7:42 AM | No comments yet
NEWS FLASH: Stock market reaches all-time high! Now what?

I'm not sure who makes more money on the stock market -- Wall Street or the media?

Tuesday, 6:59 AM | No comments yet
3 private clubs hosting Labor Day weekend tennis tournament

In a collaborative effort, over Labor Day Weekend, Livermore Valley Tennis Club, Ruby Hill Golf Club and Castlewood Country Club will host what has become the Bay Area's largest amateur doubles tennis tournament.

Tuesday, 6:58 AM | No comments yet
State bill would allow cops to take guns away from 'troubled' owners

East Bay elected officials and law enforcement leaders have rallied in support of a bill that would allow for the temporary removal of firearms from people who are at risk for committing acts of violence.

Tuesday, 6:43 AM | No comments yet
New murals for Valley View Elementary

Valley View Elementary School former fifth graders have presented the school with two murals painted on the playground's ball walls as a "thank you" for six years of instruction.

Tuesday, 6:42 AM | No comments yet
Hart Middle School faculty, staff surprise 14 children with new bikes

Hart Middle School teachers and staff in Pleasanton built and delivered 14 bicycles for children in the San Leandro Parks and Recreation program through a team-building activity held Thursday afternoon, two days before schools opened.

Tuesday, 6:41 AM | 5 comments
Pleasanton Gardens to hold candidates' forum at 6 p.m. tonight

Pleasanton Gardens will hold its 12th biennial forum for Pleasanton mayoral and City Council candidates at 6 p.m. tonight.

Tuesday, 6:40 AM | 3 comments
Final day for Scottish games at Fairgrounds

The 149th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games, hosted by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco, close their two-day event today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Tuesday, 6:40 AM | 2 comments
Smartphone 'Kill Switch' bill signed into law

A bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday should make smartphones a lot less vulnerable to prospective thieves in the Bay Area and beyond.

Tuesday, 6:33 AM | No comments yet

Monday, August 25, 2014

Feinstein calls for earthquake 'Early-Warning System'

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Monday called on the state and federal governments to partner with the private sector to build an integrated earthquake early-warning system to save lives and property.

Monday, 4:30 PM | 10 comments
Earthquake update

About 35 percent of residential and commercial buildings in Napa have been inspected since a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near American Canyon early Sunday morning, Community Development Director Rick Tooker said during a news conference with other city officials Sunday evening.

Monday, 7:59 AM | 3 comments
Cleanup work begins in Napa, wine country after Sunday's earthquake

A 6.0 earthquake that centered near South Napa shook Bay Area residents in their beds early Sunday morning. U.S. Geological Survey officials said the earthquake is the largest to hit the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta Earthquake almost 25 years ago.

Monday, 7:26 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Repairs underway following 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa area

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Bay Area this morning, damaging buildings and roads and leaving tens of thousands without power

Sunday, 7:50 AM | 5 comments

Friday, August 22, 2014

San Ramon residents organize protest against Creekside Memorial Cemetery

More than 450 people participated in a hike last Saturday to protest against the Creekside Memorial Cemetery proposed for the Tassajara Valley.

Friday, 7:25 AM | 15 comments

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Troubled schools: Parents seek answers on principal turnover, other concerns

School in Pleasanton starts Monday, and parents are busy buying back-to-school supplies and backpacks. But the district itself is still dealing with a bit of baggage from the previous school year that has yet to be packed away and forgotten.

Thursday, 12:56 PM | 52 comments
Livermore police investigating 2 sexual assault incidents

Livermore police today are seeking a man who grabbed and sexually battered a 16 year old girl last Sunday and also a man suspected of assaulting his girlfriend on Tuesday.

Thursday, 8:19 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Chamber honors Hired Hands Homecare

Hired Hands Homecare, a family owned and operated caregiver for the elderly and disabled, celebrated its first anniversary in Pleasanton and 20th year in business last week with a reception sponsored by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, 7:08 AM | No comments yet
Kids Club, summer school share 2014 highlights at Pleasanton school board meeting

As summer comes to an end, the Pleasanton school board and community were able to see and hear highlights from the Kids Club and 2014 Summer School programs at Tuesday night's board meeting.

Thursday, 7:08 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bankruptcy court seeks jury trial for Community Foundation leaders

An Alameda County bankruptcy court trustee is seeking a jury trial for the leaders of the now defunct Tri-Valley Community Foundation in an effort to collect $928,000 in appropriated funds that the foundation didn't have.

Wednesday, 8:42 AM | 4 comments
Selig in farewell tour cites Oakland A's frustrations over stadium

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Tuesday that he understands the frustrations that Oakland A's fans have about the team's uncertain future.

Wednesday, 6:54 AM | No comments yet
Police department asks for community feedback

The Pleasanton Police Department is asking community members to participate in a survey that will help the agency learn how to better serve residents, business owners and those who work in Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 6:43 AM | 4 comments
Last day for Goodguys' 28th annual Nationals at Fairgrounds

The Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals, a three-day celebration of vintage American iron, is underway today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Wednesday, 6:43 AM | 1 comment
Pleasanton, Concord trail extension finished

The East Bay Regional Park District held a dedication ceremony at Creekside Park Tuesday for the completion of the Iron Horse Trail extension from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station to Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 6:42 AM | 5 comments
Pleasanton police seize 32-year-old after attack on Vineyard Avenue

Pleasanton police arrested a 32-year-old transient who was allegedly armed with a knife and threatened to stab two teens Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, 6:30 AM | 17 comments

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Weekly, TV30 to host Pleasanton mayoral, city council candidates' forum
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