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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 | 9 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
Goodguys' 28th annual Nationals opens tomorrow at Fairgrounds

The Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals, a three-day celebration of vintage American iron, opens at 8 a.m. tomorrow 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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Slaughterhouse owners, employees charged for processing diseased cattle

Two owners and two employees of the now-defunct Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma have been charged for allegedly fraudulently processing and distributing condemned and diseased cattle.

Tuesday, 8:15 AM | No comments yet
S.F. lawyer nominated for No. California federal court post

A former federal prosecutor and current law firm partner was nominated by President Barack Obama Monday to serve on the San Francisco-based U.S. District Court for Northern California, which handles cases involving Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley

Tuesday, 8:15 AM | No comments yet

Monday, August 18, 2014

Services tomorrow for Joyce Le Clair Scheidig, Pleasanton's first City Councilwoman

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday for Joyce Le Clair Scheidig, Pleasanton's first elected councilwoman, who died Aug. 9 at her home in Walnut Creek. She was 75 years old.

Monday, 8:00 AM | 1 comment
Consumer reporting agencies follow your moves

By now, you've probably heard about the Big Three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), which monitor your financial history and issue credit reports and credit scores to potential lenders.

Monday, 7:38 AM | No comments yet
Back to school safety tips

With schools opening next Monday, the Pleasanton Police Department is offering safety tips for getting students to school safely.

Monday, 7:34 AM | No comments yet
Children's message: Save water

Vera Revelli put out the call to young artists to use their imaginations and create art to remind adults to conserve water.

Monday, 7:32 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Stanford seeks children who like milkshakes for obesity study

Stanford University researchers are looking for volunteers to participate in their experiment -- by drinking chocolate milkshakes.

Saturday, 10:14 AM | No comments yet
School board set to approve consultant, realtor for possible elementary school sites

The Pleasanton school board has a packed agenda for tonight's meeting, which includes the approval of using Public Property Advisors to guide the district through the process of identifying and evaluating sites for possible elementary schools and potentially disposing of surplus property through sale, lease, or exchange.

Saturday, 10:14 AM | 20 comments
The 'Good Guys' of Pleasanton

As tens of thousands of classic car enthusiasts head to Pleasanton for next weekend's 28th annual West Coast Nationals, Goodguys founders Gary and Marilyn Meadors reflect on how they started the event in their Alamo home in the winter of 1987.

Saturday, 10:13 AM | 18 comments

Friday, August 15, 2014

'Shop for a Cause' Saturday at Macy's in benefit for ValleyCare

Macy's and ValleyCare Health System's charitable foundation are sponsoring their 9th annual national "Shop For A Cause" charity shopping event Saturday.

Friday, 7:58 AM | 4 comments
Water agencies ordered to enforce statewide restrictions

A state agency Thursday ordered local water agencies to enforce mandatory statewide water restrictions implemented because of California's
severe drought.

Friday, 7:43 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Register now for Dublin business forum

The city of Dublin, in partnership with the Alameda County Small Business Development Center and the Tech Futures Group, will hold a 10-week series of startup technology workshops and events, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Dublin City Hall.

Thursday, 7:27 AM | No comments yet
New credit scoring could help home buyers

The National Association of Realtors this week praised a decision by FICO, the Fair Isaac Corp. credit monitoring agency, that it will no longer penalize borrowers for certain debt-collection activities when calculating credit scores.

Thursday, 7:17 AM | No comments yet
Buy a home for $78,600 - in Youngstown, Ohio

Home-price growth continued to moderate in many metropolitan areas in the second quarter with national year-over-year price appreciation now at its slowest pace since 2012.

Thursday, 7:16 AM | 3 comments

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What a mess on Monaco Court

Homeowners on Monaco Court and neighboring streets were awakened last week by crews with large machines adding pavement slurry to their street and blocking traffic.

Wednesday, 8:36 AM | 16 comments
Congregation Beth Emek hosting open house today

Pleasanton's Congregation Beth Emek will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon today for the public to learn about worship opportunities, our community and religious school.

Wednesday, 7:48 AM | No comments yet
3rd Tri for Fun coming to Shadow Cliffs today

Nearly 600 triathletes with a wide range of experience are set to participate Saturday in the third of four triathlons in the 27th annual Tri for Fun triathlon series at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park in Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 7:37 AM | 1 comment
Safeway sponsoring California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour

Safeway's Pleasanton-based Northern California Division is a main sponsor of the The Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour, an eight-day ride starting in San Francisco on Sept. 13 and ending in Los Angeles Sept. 20.

Wednesday, 7:35 AM | No comments yet
EBMUD implements new watering restrictions

The San Ramon Valley's primary water provider told its customers Tuesday afternoon to comply with new statewide mandatory watering restrictions, but said it would not issue tickets or fines to users who ignore the recently adopted rules.

Wednesday, 7:14 AM | 23 comments

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

How to choose the best credit card...for you

A common question among financial consumers is "what's the best credit card?"

Tuesday, 7:37 AM | 3 comments
Pleasanton teen's documentary set to be screened in New York

Incoming Amador Valley High School junior Jacob Baer's documentary has been selected to screen at the 2014 Varsity Brands All-American High School Film Festival from October 24-27 at the AMC Empire Theaters in New York City's Times Square.

Tuesday, 7:26 AM | 7 comments

Monday, August 11, 2014

4 now in race for Pleasanton City Council

Four candidates are now in the race for election to the Pleasanton City Council, along with two others seeking election as mayor.

Monday, 7:58 AM | 12 comments
Yoga with a twist at Shadow Cliffs

How relaxing. Moving through various yoga poses all while taking deep, long breaths and staying present with my surroundings.

Monday, 7:29 AM | 2 comments
Area code changes for S.F., Marin County, but ours stays the same

Starting next February, San Francisco and Marin County residents will have to do something they've never done before: dial the numbers 4-1-5
when making a phone call.

Monday, 7:25 AM | 3 comments
Builders find housing market improving among older buyers

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for buyers 55 years old and beyond was up year over year in the second quarter of 2014.

Monday, 7:22 AM | No comments yet
Power restored to 1,600 PG&E customers in Pleasanton

Power was restored yesterday afternoon to more than 1,600 PG&E customers in Pleasanton following an outage in which many people reporting hearing a loud noise in the area, a utility spokesman said.

Monday, 7:19 AM | 7 comments

Friday, August 8, 2014

Active shooter training in Pleasanton

Mass casualty shootings such as at Isla Vista, Santa Barbara, Sandy Hook Elementary, a Colorado movie theater and Columbine High School have prompted law enforcement and fire services, like those in and around Pleasanton, to train together in order to prepare for an active shooter incident.

Friday, 7:34 AM | 22 comments
Sunol racer opens up about winning X Games gold

Sunol dirt-bike racer Kacy Martinez has been striving to make her mark in the world of action sports, and her hard work paid off in a big way earlier this year when she took home the gold in the women's EnduroCross event at Summer X Games in Austin, Texas.

Friday, 7:33 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton police department promotes 2 officers

Two Pleasanton police veterans were promoted to the ranks of sergeants at a badge pinning and oath of office ceremony in the City Council chambers Wednesday.

Friday, 7:32 AM | 4 comments
9 arrested in Dublin marijuana grow house

Police arrested nine people Wednesday in connection with a marijuana grow house operation in Dublin.

Friday, 7:15 AM | No comments yet

Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 794 views

CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know
By Gina Channell-Allen | 3 comments | 426 views