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Monday, May 2, 2016

Pleasanton electrician dies at work site in San Francisco

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the death of a Pleasanton electrician in San Francisco's South Beach neighborhood last week, officials said Monday.

Monday, 3:46 PM | No comments yet
Firefighters extinguish blaze atop Dublin high-rise apartment building

Firefighters extinguished a 2-alarm fire burning on the rooftop of a five-story apartment building in Dublin early Saturday afternoon.

Monday, 8:11 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Weekly wins key awards in statewide "Better Newspapers" contest

The Pleasanton Weekly's staff was awarded key prizes for its features, sports and commentary articles in 2015 by the California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers contest Saturday.

Monday, 7:43 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Tomorrow's all-day fundraiser aims to bring in $1 million for East Bay nonprofits

The annual East Bay Gives fundraising blitz for 502 regional nonprofits will get underway online only Tuesday from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Sunday, 7:49 AM | No comments yet
Public asked to rethink commute as 'Spare the Air' season starts today

Bay Area motorists are being asked to consider commuting alternatives this summer as the area's summer Spare the Air season starts today.

Sunday, 7:25 AM | 6 comments

Friday, April 29, 2016

Measure K referendum, Primary candidates fill voters' guide now in the mail

When you receive your voter information pamphlet that was mailed out yesterday for the June 7 primary, take time to carefully read the arguments in favor and opposed to Measure K.

Friday, 7:44 AM | 25 comments
Fresh Works returns to Firehouse today

Fresh Works No. 6, a much anticipated annual juried exhibition of Greater Bay Area artists of all kinds, opens Saturday with a free opening reception with the artists from 1-3 p.m.

Friday, 7:38 AM | No comments yet
Need a kitty fix? Check out this purrody

Cue the kittens. Several darling little felines looking for homes through the East Bay SPCA were chosen to star in a video recently, a tweaked version of Adele's song, "Hello," presented as "Meow."

Friday, 7:28 AM | No comments yet
First Wednesday street parties start this week

The opening First Wednesday street party of the year is set for this week in downtown Pleasanton.

Friday, 7:26 AM | No comments yet
Congregation Beth Emek to hold Holocaust Remembrance Day presentation Wednesday

Congregation Beth Emek will host a Stanford University professor describing her experience growing up in Germany in the 1970s in a presentation Wednesday evening in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Friday, 7:24 AM | No comments yet
Introducing your Hall of Fame

Our readers once again have the chance to vote for their favorite local places to eat, shop and play with the start of our 11th annual Readers' Choice contest, which has a new look this year, including a redesigned logo and the launch of our Readers' Choice Hall of Fame.

Friday, 7:19 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Couple's courage in saving Jews in Nazi Germany topic of talk at 1 p.m. today at Livermore Library

Marty Brounstein, a San Mateo consultant and author who has written a book that describes how a couple aided about two dozen Jews who were being hunted by Nazis during World War II, will discuss the effort in a talk in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Livermore Library Saturday.

Thursday, 8:48 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Drought over? EBMUD suspending water-waster penalties

An ordinance that imposes fines on suspected water wasters in the San Ramon Valley and other parts of the East Bay as a reaction to the state's drought is being lifted, according to the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

Wednesday, 8:36 AM | 7 comments
2 women struck, seriously injured Monday in Dublin

Two women were struck and seriously injured by a car in Dublin on Monday night.

Wednesday, 8:26 AM | No comments yet
Chain reaction collision kills Brentwood man on I-580, Hopyard Road

California Highway Patrol officials said a 43-year-old Brentwood man died Wednesday morning on westbound I-580 at Hopyard Road when
six vehicles collided and three caught fire.

Wednesday, 8:13 AM | 4 comments
Wheels to hold public hearing at 6 p.m. today on service changes

The Wheels board of directors will hold a public hearing today to gather public comments on a service proposal that would bring major changes to the Tri-Valley's public transit system.

Wednesday, 7:56 AM | No comments yet
Police investigating series of catalytic converter thefts

A spate of at least four catalytic converter thefts occurred in northwest Pleasanton last week, with owners left scratching their heads over the sawn-off parts.

Wednesday, 7:55 AM | No comments yet
PPIE Run for Education raises $85,000 for public schools

With its annual fundraising race complete, Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation is calculating what it will be giving to Pleasanton schools, especially in light of upcoming layoffs.

Wednesday, 7:55 AM | No comments yet
Stratford in Pleasanton welcomes new principal

Moving up to the boss's chair as the Stratford Pleasanton campus principal, Amina Saiyed knows the importance of encouraging creativity -- both for her students and her teachers.

Wednesday, 7:54 AM | No comments yet
Tom Serrano wins Mr. Amador contest

Tom Serrano, a senior at Amador Valley High School, was voted "Mr Amador" Monday night in the school's annual student-run competition in the Amador Theater

Wednesday, 7:54 AM | 13 comments

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fairgrounds adds 6 days of Fall horse racing after County Fair closes

For the first time, the Alameda County Fairgrounds will host a two-week Fall Meet in addition to its full horse-racing schedule held during the annual Fair.

Tuesday, 7:40 AM | No comments yet
Mission San Jose, 9 other California high schools top magazine's annual list

Both of Pleasanton's comprehensive high schools received top rankings in the recent U.S. News and World Report's annual list of best American high schools.

Tuesday, 7:39 AM | 8 comments
New home sales drop by 23.6% last month in western states

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 1.5% in March nationally.

Tuesday, 7:37 AM | No comments yet
Personal finance gifts for the new graduates

College graduation season is upon us. How about a gift that will really mean something to a student in your life?

Tuesday, 7:21 AM | No comments yet
Cyclists, Rotary present grant to Sunflower Hill

The Pleasanton North Rotary Foundation and Cycling for a Cause have given a $1,000 grant to Sunflower Hill Gardens to purchase garden tools and other equipment needed for its Spring planting season.

Tuesday, 6:58 AM | 2 comments
Register now for TV30's summer camp

Tri-Valley Television is offering students in middle and high schools again this summer an opportunity to learn about video production and broadcasting.

Tuesday, 6:58 AM | No comments yet

Monday, April 25, 2016

Win Alameda County Fair tickets

The Pleasanton Weekly is giving away 20 pairs of tickets to the Alameda County Fair, which begins June 15.

Monday, 3:50 PM | 2 comments
Falcons swimming teams lose to Granada, San Ramon Valley

The Foothill swimming and diving teams may have fallen to Granada and San Ramon Valley, but the Falcons turned in some big performances in the two meets.

Monday, 3:33 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Pleasanton police searching for suspect who fired gun in Amador Park

Officers conducted a search Friday evening at near Amador Park near the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center for a suspect who allegedly fired one round from a firearm.

Sunday, 9:16 PM | 1 comment
Wellness programs save employers $100 in health care costs per worker

It's true, good health really does save money.

Sunday, 7:32 AM | No comments yet
East Bay Park District bans smoking, drones

East Bay Regional Park District directors have voted to ban smoking and the use of drones in all parks under their jurisdiction.

Sunday, 7:20 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Workday's new HQ bringing architectural style to city's corporate center

Workday, a fast-growing software company with headquarters on Stoneridge Mall Road in Pleasanton, firmed up its plans last week before the Pleasanton Planning Commission to build a six-story glass and steel, architecturally striking building between its main campus and Interstate 580.

Saturday, 7:00 AM | 3 comments

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hart parents want kind principal -- and one who will stay

Thirteen parents and two students gathered in Hart Middle School's multipurpose room Thursday night to give district officials their thoughts on what type of principal the school needs next.

Friday, 12:24 PM | No comments yet
'Enchanted April' musical at Firehouse Arts Center at 2 p.m. today

"Enchanted April," a novel by Elizabeth von Arnim published in the early 1920s, now has been reborn as a musical -- and Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is presenting the premier at the Firehouse Arts Center at 2 p.m. today.

Friday, 7:30 AM | No comments yet
It's Earth Day today

Pleasanton is joining the country on Earth Day today with environmentally conscious activities such as youth education, creek cleanups and a bicycle workshop scheduled in and around the city.

Friday, 7:21 AM | 1 comment
Bob Butler, Margene Gerton Rivara to be honored tonight with Patriot awards

If Pleasanton is the "City of Planned Progress," Bob Butler can be credited with helping to make it so through his decades of community service. At the same time, Margene Gerton Rivara would see a need and fill it, improving the city's arts and providing homes for seniors.

Friday, 7:19 AM | 1 comment
Music, music, music at Del Valle

A hamlet of music, color and camaraderie arose on the grassy slopes of Lake Del Valle today, and on Sunday night the 1,500 campers will leave it untouched, except in spirit.

Friday, 7:18 AM | No comments yet
Cricket anyone?

If you've been around Pleasanton long enough, you have seen the evolution of youth sports.

Friday, 7:16 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gas line break closes First Street at Vineyard Avenue, Pleasanton

Officials hope to have road open for evening commute

Thursday, 12:04 PM | No comments yet
First Street at Vineyard Avenue reopened after gas line break repaired

A gas line break closed the intersection of First Street and Vineyard Avenue for several hours Thursday morning.

Thursday, 10:51 AM | 2 comments
City Council Oks new dog park near I-680 off ramp at Bernal

Pleasanton's 26,800 dogs could have a better place to romp later this year thanks to City Council's unanimous decision to spend $600,000 to construct a new dog park near the Marilyn Kane Trail just off Bernal Avenue and West Lagoon Road.

Thursday, 8:59 AM | 16 comments
Friends of Pleasanton Library book sale ends today

The Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library will close its annual Spring Book Sale at the library today with a special deal: all you can fit into a grocery bag for $7.

Thursday, 8:24 AM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Haven holding 'Pace for Peace' fundraiser tomorrow

Tri-Valley Haven will hold its Spring "Pace for Peace" walk/run fundraiser in Livermore starting at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Thursday, 8:18 AM | No comments yet
New Leaf Markets holding customer voting for beneficiaries of its charity program

Customers at Pleasanton's New Leaf Community Markets who participate in the market's reusable grocery bag program can vote this weekend for a beneficiary to receive monetary awards.

Thursday, 8:11 AM | 2 comments
Meeting on Hart Middle School's next principal to be held tonight

Pleasanton school district leaders will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. tonight for parents and guardians of Hart Middle School students to discuss the qualities they'd like to see in the school's next principal.

Thursday, 8:10 AM | 4 comments
Brimming with technology, Bay East serves region's real estate professionals

Bay East Association of Realtors, a professional trade association serving over 5,000 real estate professionals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, has just moved into a 17,000-square-foot office complex that it purchased in Bernal Corporate Park in Pleasanton.

Thursday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Foothill boys continue run with wins at Bridges, Callippe

The Foothill boys golf team came back from spring break and picked up right where it left off, winning a pair of matches last week to move to 9-0 in East Bay Athletic League play.

Thursday, 7:59 AM | No comments yet
Amador Valley Dons lose in hockey final

The Amador Valley hockey team saw its playoff run come to an end with a 3-0 loss to California in the championship game in Dublin last Friday.

Thursday, 7:56 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mr. Amador benefit show set for tonight at Amador Theater

The annual Mr. Amador show will be held at 5 p.m. and again at 7:45 p.m. tonight in the Amador Theater on the campus of Amador Valley High School.

Wednesday, 8:47 AM | No comments yet
P.E. teacher named Pleasanton's Teacher of the Year

The Pleasanton school district has named physical education teacher Terri Drain as its 2016 Teacher of the Year.

Wednesday, 7:50 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Butte County school chief named new Pleasanton school superintendent

Personnel movements dominated Tuesday night's school board meeting, with a new superintendent announced, two new principals appointed and some classified staff layoffs announced.

Tuesday, 8:39 PM | 17 comments
Pleasanton school board meeting live now on Weekly's Facebook page

Since tonight's school board meeting isn't being broadcast live on Tri-Valley Community Television, the Pleasanton Weekly is livestreaming the meeting on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, 7:08 PM | No comments yet
West side dog park plan goes to City Council tonight

Pleasanton's 26,800 dogs could have a better place to romp later this year if the City Council awards a $545,291 contract tonight to construct a new dog park near the Marilyn Kane Trail just off Bernal Avenue and West Lagoon Road.

Tuesday, 8:59 AM | 16 comments
New officer joins Pleasanton police; dispatcher promoted

Pleasanton police gained a new officer recently, but he isn't a stranger to the department.

Tuesday, 7:23 AM | No comments yet
For employee of the year, being 'the glue' is a privilege

Harvest Park Middle School's administrative secretary Pauline Schroeder has been named the 2016 California School Employees Association's Classified Employee of the Year.

Tuesday, 7:19 AM | No comments yet

Hotel and more big box stores planned for El Charro Road
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 753 views

Representing me or my money?
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 541 views