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Friday, November 27, 2015

Tracy Farms recalls diced onion/celery mix linked to E. Coli outbreak

A Tracy, California farm is recalling packages of diced onion and celery after the blend was linked to an outbreak of E. coli that has sickened at least 19 people in seven states, federal officials announced today.

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Tri-Valley Hero: Arlie Smith, for the children

Arlie Smith's face and smile are known to thousands throughout the San Ramon Valley, and now many of them in turn have helped his name become synonymous with a deep commitment to raising vital funds for children in need.

Friday, 7:26 AM | 2 comments
Double play

Ryan Weiglein knows what one of his teammates is thinking with just a look, and he can predict whether the other player is confident or uncertain. He said it's as easy as reading his own face. Then again, he's talking about his identical twin brother, Dylan.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Pleasanton Weekly

Thursday, 9:07 AM | No comments yet
High school football-airing all day today on TV30

Experience all the excitement of local high school football today on TV30 with the station's sports team of Ian Bartholomew, George "Dr. B" Baljevich, and Tim Sbranti and the best games of the season

Thursday, 8:57 AM | No comments yet
East Bay parks to waive entry fee today on Black Friday

By offering free admission at all of its 65 parks on Black Friday, the East Bay Regional Park District hopes to encourage locals to spend the busiest shopping day of the year outdoors.

Thursday, 8:40 AM | No comments yet
Back from Paris in the nick of time

When Pleasanton Realtor Jennifer Haus got off her Delta flight in Los Angeles at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, she found 23 urgent messages on her cellphone, and with good reason.

Thursday, 8:38 AM | 2 comments
Pleasanton's Cub Scout Pack 944, Girl Scouts give 'thanks'

Cub Scout Pack 944 gave "thanks" this holiday season by using some proceeds from popcorn sales to create care packages for homeless individuals.

Thursday, 8:36 AM | No comments yet
Local performances to usher in holidays

Heat up the eggnog, pass the fruitcake and slip your favorite holiday movie into the DVD player. One great thing about this time of year is those beloved films and songs, plus the live seasonal offerings -- "The Nutcracker" and "Sing-It-Yourself Messiah" to name two.

Thursday, 8:31 AM | No comments yet
Tips for staying safe online, at stores on Black Friday

It's undeniable that Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season, but there isn't always only goodwill and cheer behind the packages and bows. Law enforcement and security officials are reminding Pleasanton residents to use commonsense strategies to stay safe when they go out to shop or when they shop online.

Thursday, 8:24 AM | No comments yet
It's here! Black Friday gives you chance to shop 'til you drop

Today is Black Friday, traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year and a day when shoppers look for the best buys during the holidays and when retailers hope to make their most profits of the year, moving their ledger into black after months of red margins in a weak 2015.

Thursday, 8:21 AM | No comments yet
CHP ramps up efforts to reduce roadway deaths this Thanksgiving weekend

The California Highway Patrol has been cracking down on impaired and unrestrained drivers this Thanksgiving weekend by increasing its patrols.

Thursday, 7:49 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Turkeys pardoned by President Obama named by Pleasanton students

The two turkeys chosen for this year's presidential pardon owe their unique names to a gaggle of Pleasanton students.

Wednesday, 1:51 PM | 5 comments
Council's action protects 88 homes as historic

The City Council's decision to amend the Pleasanton Municipal Code to identify historic homes creates more protections for many houses in the downtown area built before 1942 and eases the uncertainty both owners and city planners have had in dealing with major changes or expansions to these properties.

Wednesday, 8:18 AM | No comments yet
Declining registration leads to merger of 2 Pleasanton Little league organizations

Pleasanton American Little League and Pleasanton National Little League have combined efforts to create a new, joint Pleasanton Little League starting in the upcoming season.

Wednesday, 8:13 AM | 7 comments

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday parade set for Saturday on Main Street

Pleasanton's Hometown Holiday celebration, the city's most festive event, starts at 5 p.m. next Saturday, Dec. 5, featuring music, floats, colorfully-dressed marching groups and, of course, Santa himself

Tuesday, 7:09 AM | 4 comments

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tri-Valley Hero: Ellen Aguirre, raising guide dog puppies

When Ellen and Joe Aguirre turned off the freeway in San Rafael 22 years ago to check out Guide Dogs for the Blind, Ellen didn't know it would be a turning point in her life.

Monday, 7:33 AM | No comments yet
Suspects arrested in connection with Dublin bank robbery

Police have arrested two suspects wanted in connection with a bank robbery last week in Dublin.

Monday, 7:31 AM | No comments yet
Alameda County's unemployment rate now at 4.5%, below state's rate of 5.8%

The number of workers without jobs in California decreased last month from the previous month and the number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased.

Monday, 7:23 AM | 3 comments
East Bay luxury home sales edge higher

East Bay luxury home sales edged up 5.3% last month from a year ago but the median sale price trended lower.

Monday, 7:23 AM | No comments yet
Livermore duplex catches fire for second time in 2 days

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that burned a Livermore duplex Friday night for the second time in two days.

Monday, 7:21 AM | No comments yet
Foothill takes Freedom 45-14; Amador Valley falls to Antioch 58-21 in NCS quarters

Isaiah Floyd has been a force throughout the football season for the Foothill Falcons, scoring touchdowns in bunches as the Falcons finished the regular season 10-0 and brought home the East Bay Athletic League title.

Monday, 7:12 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Tonight's meeting of the Pleasanton Bicycle, Pedestrian & Trails Committee cancelled

The meeting of the Pleasanton Bicycle, Pedestrian & Trails Committee, scheduled for Monday night, has been cancelled.

Sunday, 3:27 PM | No comments yet
Nation's first USDA-certified organic fast food restaurant opens in Pleasanton

A restaurant that says it is the nation's first U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified organic fast food restaurant has opened in Pleasanton, serving only organic options from California.

Sunday, 7:55 AM | No comments yet
'80s new wave sound comes to Tri-Valley tonight

A Flock of Seagulls, the new wave band of the 1980s known for their bizarre haircuts as well as for their single "I Ran (So Far Away)," will perform at 8 p.m., Friday at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

Sunday, 7:54 AM | No comments yet
Comedian discusses life story, identity with equal rights-focused students at Amador Valley

Brian Copeland, a San Leandro-based comedian and author, took the stage at Amador Valley High on Thursday to discuss race, inequality and how to deal with being different.

Sunday, 7:53 AM | 1 comment

Friday, November 20, 2015

Zone 7 general manager granted 15% raise

Zone 7 Water Agency's general manager was granted a 15% salary increase by the agency's Board of Directors at Wednesday's board meeting.

Friday, 4:10 PM | 53 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Rising Star

Fifty sixth-graders are riding around on their first bicycles after a determined Tri-Valley teen decided to make a difference.

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Pleasanton college student honored with Eagle Scout award

Copeland Green from Boy Scout Troop 948, a 2014 graduate of Amador Valley High School and current mechanical engineering student at Colorado State University, received his Eagle Scout award at a special Court of Honor ceremony Sunday at Centerpointe Presbyterian Church.

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Zone 7 gains official control over well permitting, fee collection in region

With groundwater protection becoming an increasingly important issue, Zone 7 Water Agency officially adopted a new county rule that gives the agency authority over permitting for new well drilling, maintenance and other situations.

Friday, 7:43 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Weekly's 2015 Holiday Fund now underway

The Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign is now underway, a time when we ask our readers to turn their thoughts to supporting local nonprofit agencies and services that care for those in need year-round.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

No one injured after driver plows into Dublin Goodwill store

A driver crashed into a Goodwill store in Dublin Wednesday afternoon, damaging the store but injuring no one.

Thursday, 6:49 AM | No comments yet
Controlled burns in Livermore's Sycamore Grove Park end today

Firefighters are conducting controlled burns at Sycamore Grove Park near Livermore through Monday.

Thursday, 6:44 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Services at 10 a.m. today for Amador Valley junior Jorge Barraza

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today for Jorge Barraza, a 17-year-old Amador Valley High School junior who died Nov. 15 after he was hit by a car on First Street and Abbie Street.

Wednesday, 1:42 PM | 5 comments
City Council continues again a decision on Lund Ranch II development

The City Council, hopelessly deadlocked over a developer's bid to build 50 homes in Pleasanton's southeast hills after a 3-1/2 hour public hearing, voted unanimously Tuesday night to try again at its Dec. 1 meeting.

Wednesday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
Kids work to defeat hunger by packing meals

Vintage Hills Elementary students recently packaged about 13,000 meals to send to hungry families.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM | No comments yet
Services at 1 p.m. today for Anders Pederson

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at St. Augustine Catholic Church for Anders Pederson, who died Nov. 2 just over a week after surgery in which he donated a kidney to his sister Kelly.

Wednesday, 7:29 AM | 8 comments
Swalwell bill aims to encourage college-student entrepreneurship

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) introduced a new bill this month aimed at spurring young entrepreneurs by creating a competitive grant program to establish, expand or enhance business incubators at universities and colleges.

Wednesday, 7:29 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Workshop tonight aims to make holiday season brighter for those in grief

The joyous holiday season can serve as a painful reminder to some who have lost loved ones during the year. But there are ways to manage one's grief in order to get through the holidays.

Tuesday, 3:06 PM | No comments yet
Making holidays bright, and affordable

Already dreading what you'll spend this holiday season? It doesn't have to be that way.

Tuesday, 6:22 AM | No comments yet

Monday, November 16, 2015

Flags flying at half-staff to honor victims of Paris attacks

The cities of Pleasanton and Dublin are flying local government flags at half-staff through sunset tonight to honor the victims of the attacks which took place in Paris last week.

Monday, 12:21 PM | 12 comments
EBAL competition shows Pleasanton high schools' strength

Ask anyone around the East Bay Athletic League what is the best prep football league in Northern California and to a person they will say the EBAL.

Monday, 12:04 PM | 1 comment
Harvest Park, Pleasanton Middle schools have new principals in district's administrators shuffle

Harvest Park and Pleasanton Middle schools have new school leaders as a result of Pleasanton school district administrative changes.

Monday, 11:08 AM | 1 comment
Pleasanton teen identified as victim in fatal pedestrian crash

The pedestrian who died after being hit by a car near downtown Pleasanton Sunday evening has been identified as 17-year-old Jorge Barraza, according to the Alameda County Coroner's Office.

Monday, 10:32 AM | 34 comments
Lund Ranch hearing back on Council's agenda for tonight

A public hearing that was twice postponed on a bid by Greenbriar Homes to build 50 houses on the now-vacant 195-acre Lund Ranch II will be held by the Pleasanton City Council tonight.

Monday, 7:34 AM | 5 comments
Pleasanton youth basketball champions

The Catholic Community of Pleasanton (CCOP) seventh-grade boys basketball team went 3-0 to capture the championship in the St. Joachim CYO 7th-Grade National Tournament over Halloween weekend.

Monday, 7:17 AM | No comments yet
Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on First at Abbie streets

A pedestrian was killed Sunday evening after being hit by a car on First Street at Abbie Street.

Monday, 7:13 AM | 17 comments

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