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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Assemblywoman Baker hosting holiday open house Tuesday

Pleasanton's newly re-elected State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) is hosting a holiday open house for constituents throughout her 16th Assembly District on Tuesday at her district office in San Ramon.

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Home safety for the holidays

The Pleasanton Police Department is looking to team up with business owners and residents to cut down on thefts that dampen holiday spirits.

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DSRSD board awards $15.1 million for recycled water plant improvements

Work is scheduled to begin next month on an $18.2 million project being undertaken by Dublin San Ramon Services District and partnering agencies to meet the growing demand for recycled water in the Tri-Valley.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

More rain expected for Pleasanton, Bay Area,overnight and through Saturday

More rain is headed to Pleasanton and other parts of the Bay Area overnight tonight and into
Saturday, with the greatest concentrations expected along the coastal mountains and in the North Bay, according to the National Weather Service.

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Christmas concert to be held next Friday at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church

A free public Christmas concert will be held next Friday at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Pleasanton.

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What a parade!

Kudos to Brian Dutchover and Michelle Dunaway for their year-long effort to make sure last Saturday's Holiday Parade was a success.

Friday, 7:32 AM | 2 comments
It's time for winter sports

There will be a different look to the East Bay Athletic League this season as Dublin and Dougherty Valley join the league. As the result of having 10 teams, the basketball and soccer leagues have been divided in two, five-school divisions.

Friday, 7:28 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hayward caregiver, 25, arrested in fatal Castro Valley shooting

A 25-year-old Hayward man has been arrested on suspicion of murder for the fatal shooting of another man in the unincorporated Alameda County
community of Castro Valley on Sunday morning.

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Oakland mayor promises measures to prevent future 'Ghost Ship' warehouse tragedies

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Wednesday announced a series of measures her administration will take to try to prevent future tragedies such as the fire at a warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale district on Friday night that killed 36 people.

Thursday, 8:21 AM | 2 comments
DSRSD hires new operations manager

Dublin San Ramon Services District has hired Jeff Carson, formerly with the city of Hayward, as its new operations manager.

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Swalwell named to party leadership post

Pleasanton's Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) was appointed last week to a key leadership post within his party, as Democrat colleagues in the House of Representatives selected him to serve as co-chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

Thursday, 6:50 AM | 6 comments
Pleasanton Council suspends annual rate increase on water bills

Under fire from Pleasanton homeowners alarmed by rising water bills, the City Council Tuesday voted to suspend for one year the city's portion of the automatic Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase on water and sewer rates for 2017.

Thursday, 6:49 AM | 13 comments

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2 new courts approved for Pleasanton tennis complex

The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to build two new courts at the Pleasanton Tennis Park at an estimated cost of $600,000, rejecting a recommendation by its Parks and Recreation Commission for a $1-million project.

Wednesday, 1:42 PM | 7 comments
Thorne, Brown, Pentin take oath of office as new terms begin on Pleasanton Council

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne and City Council members Karla Brown and Jerry Pentin were sworn in to their new terms in office Tuesday after winning re-election on Nov. 8.

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Oakland mayor reports history of complaints about "Ghost Ship" warehouse

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Tuesday night that 30 years of records for the "Ghost Ship" warehouse at 1315 31st Ave., and a neighboring vacant lot at 1305 31st Ave., will be made public after a tragic fire that killed at least 36 people Friday night.

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Robin Fahr named marketing chief at Visit Tri-Valley

Robin Fahr, who for the last 25 years has been a news anchor and host/producer of "Conversations With Robin Fahr" at Tri-Valley Television (TV30), has been named Director of Marketing and Communications at Visit Tri-Valley.

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City ends 2015/16 fiscal year with $4.4 million surplus

The Pleasanton City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday night to accept its 2015/16 fiscal year operating budget that shows a $4.4 million surplus.

Wednesday, 7:36 AM | 8 comments
Dublin flying flags at half-staff today in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

All city of Dublin flags will be flown today at half-staff in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rotary Club's holiday luncheon for seniors set for today

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton will hold its annual holiday luncheon for seniors Friday at the Pleasanton Senior Center.

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'Sound of Music' for families opening today in Pleasanton

Pleasanton's youth theater company is presenting an adapted version of "The Sound of Music," one of a series of Broadway musicals shortened to about 70 minutes to introduce children to live musical theater while keeping their well-known songs and essence.

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Santa's waiting!

Santa Claus looks like he's taking a short rest in his chair at Stoneridge Shopping Center where he visits with children and sometimes their parents in Center Court.

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Amador Valley wins all four matches in wrestling Duels

Amador Valley opened the wrestling season in style, winning all four matches in the Don Duels last Saturday.

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Flags flying at half-staff at county facilities in honor of victims of Oakland warehouse fire

Flags are flying at half-staff at all Alameda County facilities in honor of the dozens of people who died in a warehouse fire in Oakland last Friday night.

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Cold, wet weather expected this week in Pleasanton, Bay area

Temperatures in Pleasanton and the Bay Area are expected to drop in the coming days followed by wet weather later in the week.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Thousands turn out for parade, tree lighting in downtown Pleasanton

Thousands lined Main Street sidewalks and outdoor eateries Saturday night for a festive holiday parade, followed by the annual tree-lighting ceremony in front of the Museum on Main.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor today, 75th anniversary of attack

Pleasanton's new and majestic Veterans Memorial atop the hill at Pioneer Cemetery was dedicated last month in time to be a symbol of remembrance as we observe the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor Wednesday.

Monday, 8:00 AM | 9 comments

Sunday, December 4, 2016

East Bay Park District warns of poisonous mushroom danger in parks

The East Bay Regional Park District is warning residents to be extra vigilant outdoors because of poisonous mushrooms.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Tassajara Road will re-open Dec. 16 after paving delayed by November rain

The opening of a portion of Tassajara Road in Dublin and Camino Tassajara Road in Contra Costa County that was closed in May for road improvements will now be delayed two weeks due to weat

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Mayor, 2 Council members to be sworn in to new terms tonight

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne and City Council members Karla Brown and Jerry Pentin will be installed in their new terms in office at 7 p.m. tonight after winning re-election on Nov. 8.

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Red Cross urges blood, platelet donations in Pleasanton this holiday season

The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to contribute blood or platelets this holiday season, when donations can decline because of busy holiday schedules and travel plans while the need remains constant.

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Parade opens holiday season at 5 p.m. today on Main Street

Pleasanton's annual Hometown Holiday parade and tree-lighting ceremony will be held starting at 5 p.m. today on Main Street.

Friday, 7:18 AM | 1 comment
Fundraiser in Pleasanton this morning for ill teen

Kayla Andrade, 14, is the kind of person who's always quick to offer support be it a helping hand, a smile or a hug, according to her mother DeeDee Riley.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

East Bay luxury home sales rise 10% in October, but prices decline

Luxury home sales in the East Bay rose more than 10 percent last month from a year ago but the median sale price declined, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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Pleasanton contractor that built apartment balcony in deadly collapse could have license revoked

A state regulatory agency is seeking to revoke or suspend the license of a Pleasanton contractor that oversaw construction of the Berkeley apartment balcony that collapsed last year, killing six students and injuring seven more.

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'A Rocky Mountain Christmas' at Firehouse Arts Center today

Jim Curry will present his salute to John Denver at two shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Sunday at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Thursday, 7:32 AM | 1 comment
Fairgrounds horse track, stables closing for winter

The Alameda County Agricultural Fair Association has decided to close down its horse training operation for the winter beginning Dec. 26, leaving Tri-Valley owners and trainers without a local facility to practice and Pleasanton fairgrounds workers uncertain about their future employment.

Thursday, 7:29 AM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley golfers win PGA Jr. Championship

Ten young golfers from the Las Positas ACE Junior Team have brought home the national title after controlling Team Georgia in the final match of the 2016 PGA Junior League Golf National Championship tournament in Arizona.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tri-Valley Hero: Lifetime Achievement, Danville's Mike Doyle

Change is in the air with the new year on the horizon, and Danville's town government certainly won't feel the same starting next month.

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Livermore’s 140 year history now airing on TV30

A television program commemorating the 140th anniversary of the city of Livermore is now being broadcast several times a week on TV30, the Tri-Valley's community television station.

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State appeals court clears key hurdle for Warriors move to San Francisco

Plans for a Golden State Warriors arena in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco cleared a crucial hurdle Tuesday when a state appeals court upheld the environmental review and permits for the project.

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Enrollment open for Citizens' Police Academy

The Pleasanton Police Department is now accepting applications for its 25th Citizens' Academy, which will run from Jan. 19 through April 27.

Wednesday, 7:23 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: NCS still stands for 'No Common Sense'

I think over the years my two favorite sayings have been, "It is what it is" and "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

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4 Foothill cheer squads going to nationals

The four Foothill High School competition cheer teams secured spots in nationals next March as a result of their strong finishes in the USA Regional Competition in American Canyon on Nov. 13.

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Officials offer tips for safe holiday shopping

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the Pleasanton Police Department is offering up tips for safe gift-hunting to prevent unwanted steals.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hacienda's Helping Hands awards grants to 4 nonprofit organizations

Hacienda Helping Hands has awarded four grants to organizations providing local services.

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Drive-by shooting in unincorporated Castro Valley kills home occupant

A man was murdered in a possible drive-by shooting in front of his home in unincorporated Castro Valley Monday evening, according to Alameda
County Sheriff's deputies.

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Dublin to host its 33rd annual tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. today

The city of Dublin will celebrate the start of the holiday season with its traditional lighting of the tree at the Dublin Civic Center at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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District attorney activates hate crime hotline

The Alameda County District Attorney's office has activated a telephone hotline for reporting hate-related crimes.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Dates extended for 2017 Alameda County Fair

The Alameda County Fair will run 20 full days in 2017.

Monday, 8:58 AM | 6 comments

State budget hinges on earnings of the 1 percent
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