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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Joe Gorton named San Ramon's permanent city manager

The San Ramon City Council has appointed police chief Joe Gorton as the permanent city manager, just over six months after Gorton began pulling double duty as interim city manager.

Tuesday, 11:59 AM | 1 comment
Group plans to protest narrowing of Owens Drive at tonight's City Council meeting

The Pleasanton City Council will host a reception at 6:30 tonight for incoming and outgoing members of various city committee and commissions.

Tuesday, 8:59 AM | 10 comments
Amador earns first-place finish in 46th annual Armijo Invitational wrestling tournament

The Amador Valley Wrestling Team began its defense of back-to- back East Bay Athletic League titles last Wednesday, thumping 57-22.

Tuesday, 8:43 AM | No comments yet

Monday, January 16, 2017

Deadline today to register for American Legion's oratorical contest in Pleasanton

American Legion Post 237 of Pleasanton will hold its annual oratorical contest starting at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Veterans Memorial Building at 301 Main St. The deadline for entry is today.

Monday, 8:50 AM | No comments yet
East Bay Parks to hold disaster plan meeting Monday

The East Bay Regional Park District is holding a public workshop at 10 a.m. next Monday to gather feedback and suggestions from residents on handling natural disasters that could affect its 120,000-acre district, including Pleasanton.

Monday, 8:33 AM | No comments yet
UC Berkeley hires new head football coach

Defensive coordinator for the University of Wisconsin football team has been chosen as the UC Berkeley's new head football coach.

Monday, 8:07 AM | No comments yet
More wet weather possible this week

Today will be partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming sunny. But wet weather is headed toward Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley later this week

Monday, 7:57 AM | No comments yet
Government offices, schools closed today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Schools and government offices will be closed today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an observance held each year on the third Monday in January to celebrate the accomplishments of the civil rights leader.

Monday, 7:47 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 15, 2017

DeSaulnier to skip Trump presidential inauguration

Second-term Congressman Mark (D-Concord), whose district includes Danville and Alamo, has announced that he will not attend the presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump next Friday in Washington, D.C.

Sunday, 7:34 AM | 32 comments

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Swalwell appointed to Judiciary Committee

Pleasanton's Congressman Eric Swalwell recently announced he will join the House Judiciary Committee in addition to continuing to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Saturday, 8:47 AM | No comments yet
School board to discuss appointing interim superintendent tonight

The Pleasanton school board will consider appointing an interim superintendent and discuss the search process for hiring a permanent district leader for the 2017-18 school year at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Saturday, 8:46 AM | 19 comments

Friday, January 13, 2017

Tri-Valley mayors now in Washington to meet with Congressional reps, agencies

Tri-Valley mayors, including Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne, are in Washington D.C. this week to attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 85th Winter meeting and also to meet with legislators and federal agencies.

Friday, 8:15 AM | 3 comments
Editorial: From troubled to trainwreck for Pleasanton school district

The Pleasanton school board had an opportunity to build back the trust of the public and prove to voters they made a good choice retaining two incumbents in the recent election.

Friday, 8:12 AM | 75 comments
Tri-Valley Rep presents 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre begins its two-week run tomorrow night of "Jesus Christ Superstar," the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera that took the world by storm at the end of the turbulent 1960s.

Friday, 8:11 AM | No comments yet
Livermore Valley Opera to celebrate silver jubilee

Livermore Valley Opera will celebrate 25 years of musical performances at its Silver Jubilee beginning at 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Club at Ruby Hill, black tie optional.

Friday, 8:10 AM | No comments yet
Watercolor exhibit at Harrington Gallery

The Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center is hosting the California Watercolor Association's Annual National Exhibition for the third year, opening today.

Friday, 8:09 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton 2017: Building boom continues

For a city that only a few years ago elected a slow-growth City Council, voted for a measure limiting the number of apartments and homes to 29,000 and even stalled the planned extension of Stoneridge Drive to Livermore by nearly a decade, times have changed. Just look at what's in store in 2017.

Friday, 8:08 AM | 14 comments
Pleasanton Police Department announces 3 promotions

This week, Pleasanton Police Chief Dave Spiller promoted two officers and one lieutenant at a badge pinning and oath of office ceremony in the City Council chambers.

Friday, 8:08 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lush harmonies coming to Pleasanton Firehouse at 8 p.m. tonight

The Sweet Remains headed by three gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters -- Brian Chartrand, Greg Naughton and Rich Price -- will perform contemporary soulful folk at 8 p.m., Saturday at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Thursday, 8:38 AM | No comments yet
Open Heart Kitchen names new executive director

The Board of Directors of Open Heart Kitchen has appointed Heather Greaux as its the new executive director.

Thursday, 8:36 AM | 1 comment
New Web page to follow Downtown Specific Plan

A new webpage dedicated to providing easy to access information and updates related to the update of Pleasanton's Downtown Strategic Plan is now online to give the public ongoing information on the work of a task force appointed to prepare this new plan.

Thursday, 8:36 AM | 2 comments
Make a Difference Festival at Pleasanton Library today

If your New Year's resolution is to improve your life by helping others, check out the Make a Difference for Pleasanton Festival on Saturday.

Thursday, 8:35 AM | 1 comment
Pleasanton grads return to EBAL basketball with Dublin, DVHS in fold

This basketball season brings back a pair of former standouts who are head varsity basketball coaches. Tom Costello (Dublin) and Mike Hansen (Dougherty Valley) run those schools' programs now and are back in the EBAL fold.

Thursday, 8:34 AM | No comments yet
Vader joins the force

The force has gained a familiar name as an ally in Pleasanton.

Thursday, 8:34 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Take Us Along: One century and counting

Pleasanton residents Logan and Emma Seitz helped their great-grandma Mable Brady celebrate her 100th birthday with the Pleasanton Weekly during Thanksgiving in Chicago.

Wednesday, 6:47 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton man arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography

A 50-year-old Pleasanton man was arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail on Tuesday on suspicion of downloading and possessing child pornography, police said.

Wednesday, 6:46 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Police make arrest in Stoneridge Mall armed robbery

Pleasanton police this week arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of committing armed robbery in the Stoneridge Shopping Center parking lot last month.

Tuesday, 12:35 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton school board not convening tonight

The Pleasanton school board, which regularly meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, will not be convening tonight. The next regular meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Tuesday, 12:33 PM | 2 comments
U.S. Appeals Court to reconsider challenge to Alameda County gun store law

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has agreed to have an 11-judge panel review a challenge to an Alameda County ordinance that restricts the locations of gun stores.

Tuesday, 8:42 AM | No comments yet
DSRSD board approves water rate increase

In response to increased and restructured wholesale water rates, Dublin San Ramon Services District's Board of Directors unanimously approved a rate increase for its water customers in the Dougherty Valley and Dublin that will take effect Feb. 1.

Tuesday, 8:41 AM | 6 comments
Pleasanton police officers uninjured after patrol car hit during pursuit

No officers were injured after a Pleasanton Police Department patrol car was struck during a pursuit Saturday morning.

Tuesday, 8:39 AM | No comments yet
UC clerical workers to stage 1-day walkout today

Thousands of clerical and support staff throughout the University of California system will stage a one-day walkout Tuesday in sympathy with striking workers at the UCLA.

Tuesday, 8:38 AM | No comments yet
Court rules Steinle's parents can sue federal government, but not San Francisco or former sheriff

The parents of a San Francisco woman who was allegedly fatally shot by an undocumented immigrant in 2015 can proceed with a lawsuit against
the federal government, a U.S. magistrate judge has ruled.

Tuesday, 8:30 AM | 12 comments
Man wanted on suspicion of attempted murder in Livermore turns himself in

A 23-year-old man who was wanted on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting last week during an apparent drug transaction in Livermore
has turned himself in.

Tuesday, 8:16 AM | No comments yet

Monday, January 9, 2017

Foothill High student striving to do her part to better the planet, one kid at a time

Rachel Mundaden is striving to do her part to better the planet, one kid at a time.

Monday, 8:39 AM | No comments yet
2 men arrested for shooting in Livermore, third remains at large

Two suspects have been arrested but a third remains at large in connection with a shooting during an apparent drug transaction in Livermore last Tuesday night that left a victim in critical condition, police said.

Monday, 8:22 AM | No comments yet
UC Berkeley fires football coach Sonny Dykes

University of California at Berkeley football coach Sonny Dykes was fired Sunday.

Monday, 8:11 AM | No comments yet
Niles Canyon Road closed due to mudslides

Niles Canyon Road is closed between Fremont and Sunol due to a mudslide.

Monday, 8:05 AM | No comments yet
WHEELS bus service making some timing adjustments, route changes today

The Wheels bus system will be implementing service adjustments starting Saturday on Routes 3, 8, 11, 10R, 53 and 580X.

Monday, 8:01 AM | 1 comment
Pleasanton school board fires Superintendent Rick Rubino

Less than three weeks after being placed on paid administrative leave and barely six months into his tenure, Rick Rubino has been removed from the position of Pleasanton school district superintendent, effective immediately.

Monday, 6:39 AM | 7 comments

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Art in Pleasanton

Retired educators and philanthropists Nancy and Gary Harrington, who have contributed extensively to public art in Pleasanton, frequently lead public walks through the downtown area to see and talk about the many art works that have been donated to the community.

Sunday, 7:54 AM | No comments yet
Fire damages former Livermore school buiding

Firefighters extinguished a suspicious fire Thursday morning behind a Livermore school building.

Sunday, 7:53 AM | No comments yet

Friday, January 6, 2017

Pleasanton school board fires Supt. Rick Rubino

The Pleasanton school board voted unanimously Friday night to remove Rick Rubino from the position of superintendent, effective immediately.

Friday, 9:12 PM | 47 comments
Editorial: Hats off to citizen (turned) journalist

Local news coverage is imperative to the health of a community. When the number of journalists locally and nationally was dwindling, San Ramon resident Rosalind "Roz" Rogoff saw this dearth of local news coverage and did something many couldn't -- or wouldn't.

Friday, 7:36 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Pleasanton school board to discuss superintendent in closed session tonight

Pleasanton schools superintendent Rick Rubino, who remains on paid administrative leave amid a district investigation into an undisclosed personnel matter, will be a topic of discussion during a special school board meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight.

Thursday, 4:07 PM | 8 comments
Mayor looks at road ahead

Three out of four California voters cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 General Election, the highest turnout since 2008. In Pleasanton, close to 63% of voters decided to give me another two years in office as your mayor. It is a privilege and an honor to be able to continue to serve, and I'm grateful that so many of you share in my vision for Pleasanton and engage in our community.

Thursday, 7:21 AM | 35 comments
Harvest Park wins youth cricket tournament

A team from Pleasanton's Harvest Park Middle School recently won the third inter-school cricket tournament, defeating Dublin's Fallon Middle School in the final match.

Thursday, 7:21 AM | No comments yet
CHP Dublin names new commander

The California Highway Patrol Dublin-area office, which covers Pleasanton and other Tri-Valley communities, has announced Capt. Christopher Sherry as its new commander.

Thursday, 7:20 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Alameda County Superior Court cuts clerks' hours due to budget deficit

Alameda County Superior Court clerks' office hours were reduced starting Tuesday as a result of a sizable budget deficit.

Wednesday, 8:55 AM | 3 comments
Ace train expands Wi-Fi service to its entire route without interruption

Passengers on the ACE train, which serves Pleasanton commuters, can now enjoy expanded internet access in transit.

Wednesday, 8:44 AM | No comments yet
Foothill girls soccer sweeps Tri-Valley Classic

The Foothill girls soccer team went undefeated for the second straight year in the highly competitive Tri-Valley Classic held last week. The Falcons went 3-0 this year at the tournament held in Danville, running their two-year mark to 7-0.

Wednesday, 8:32 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton woman still awaiting possible charges for fatal crash sentenced in other DUI case

Yarenit Liliana Malihan, the Pleasanton resident arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter following a crash on Interstate 680 in San Ramon that killed a 3-year-old boy, has not yet been formally charged nearly four months later with investigators still awaiting a coroner's report.

Wednesday, 8:27 AM | 12 comments
Glazer named chair of Governmental Organization Committee

State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), whose district includes Pleasanton, has been nominated to chair the Governmental Organization Committee just more than a month after being re-elected.

Wednesday, 8:26 AM | No comments yet
School district's Adult and Career Education spring semester starts Jan. 17

With the new year underway, many people are setting goals for self-improvement, striving to hit the gym a little more or stress less in 2017.

Wednesday, 8:22 AM | No comments yet
Court reduces conviction of man's killing of 14-year-old Foothill High student to 2nd degree murder

A state appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday upheld a jury's determination that a 14-year-old Pleasanton girl was murdered in 1984 by a
then-16-year-old fellow high school student.

Wednesday, 8:18 AM | 11 comments
Warriors to break ground on new San Francisco arena Jan. 17

The Golden State Warriors Tuesday said they will break ground on their planned new arena project in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood on Jan. 17.

Wednesday, 8:02 AM | No comments yet
Despite storms, Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack still less than average

Recent storms suggest an increase in snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range although it's still less than average for this time of year.

Wednesday, 7:53 AM | No comments yet

School trustees move decisively
By Tim Hunt | 10 comments | 817 views