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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hundreds attend Bollywood Night fundraiser for Tri-Valley youth cricket

More than 800 supporters of the Tri-Valley's youth cricket movement recently filled the Harvest Park Middle School gym in Pleasanton for the Laser Dandiya and Bollywood Night fundraiser benefiting local sports not-for-profit organization Cricket for Cubs.

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DSRSD board votes to oppose Prop 53

The Dublin San Ramon Services District board of has unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to Proposition 53, which would amend the California Constitution to require statewide voter approval of infrastructure projects funded with over $2 billion in revenue bonds.

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2016 youth essay contest offers shot at lifetime hunting license

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and California Wildlife Officers Foundation are again co-sponsoring the annual "Passing on the Tradition" essay contest for young hunters.

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New 4.5-mile-long bicycle, pedestrian path on eastern span of Bay Bridge opens today

Big changes have come to the Bay Bridge this weekend with the
opening of new westbound on- and off-ramps at Treasure Island and the final segment of a bicycle and pedestrian path linking Emeryville to Yerba Buena Island.

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2 rounds of rain forecast for this week starting in the North Bay

Two rounds of rain have been forecast for the Bay Area this week.

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Unemployment rates in Bay Area below state average

The unemployment rate in all nine Bay Area counties was below the
state average in September, state employment officials announced Friday.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Holiday craft fair at Pleasanton Senior Center today

For early-bird shoppers, the Pleasanton Senior Center will host a Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m.‚Ä"4 p.m. Saturday.

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Salute to The Kingston Trio in Pleasanton today

County Line Trio will lead a rousing, nostalgic trip back to the days when everyone exercised their vocal cords, tapped their toes and clapped along to the familiar refrains of all the great folk hits Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pleasanton's Firehouse Arts Center.

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Tri-Valley Rep reaches new 'Heights' at Bankhead Theater production

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre opens Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights" this weekend -- a universal story taking place during three days in New York's vibrant Washington Heights neighborhood, where windows are always open and the rhythm of three generations of music can be heard.

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Pleasanton Police Capt. Eric Finn, 'everyone's friend,' retired Friday

After 28 years of community service as a police officer, 26 of those with the Pleasanton Police Department, Capt. Eric Finn retired Friday.

Friday, 8:38 AM | 9 comments
Pleasanton Weekly recommends Arkin, Hintzke, Ruegsegger for school board

The Pleasanton Weekly today endorsed incumbents Valerie Arkin and Jamie Hintzke for re-election to the school board in the Nov. 8 election and former school board member Kathleen Ruegsegger for election again.

Friday, 8:18 AM | 16 comments
Honoring Tri-Valley Heroes 2016

Seven exceptional Tri-Valley residents were honored during the fifth annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards ceremony Monday night, presented by Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division, which includes the Pleasanton Weekly and

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McKeever out at Open Heart Kitchen

Linda McKeever, associated with Open Heart Kitchen almost since it was founded in 1995 and most recently its executive director, is no longer with the organization, but nobody seems to know why.

Friday, 7:49 AM | 4 comments
Pleasanton Rotary Club offering grants to local nonprofit organizations

Each year the Rotary Club of Pleasanton Foundation awards grants ranging from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars to local nonprofits.

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Vineyard Avenue reopens several hours after suspected DUI crash

Vineyard Avenue in Pleasanton between Ruby Hill Boulevard and Machado Place has reopened in both directions following a Friday morning suspected DUI crash that damaged a power pole, according to Pleasanton police.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Foothill High fundraiser set for Nov. 5

The Foothill High School community is set to take part in the annual Falcon Royale fundraiser, with the nighttime gala scheduled for Nov. 5 and an online auction open through 7 p.m. Sunday.

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Head of the Class: Connor connects at Walnut Grove

During class time, you're likely to find the principal of Walnut Grove Elementary School in his office, which is adorned with greeting cards, children's books and snapshots of his family and former classes.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Luxury cinema, dining hub to anchor City Center Bishop Ranch

Bishop Ranch officials announced Monday that luxury movie theater and restaurant hub THE LOT is set to come to San Ramon in two years, agreeing to lease space at the planned City Center Bishop Ranch.

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Ghost Walk tours in Pleasanton are back tonight

Ghost Walk tours in Pleasanton are back just in time for Halloween.

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Kaiser Permanente’s medicare health plan receives 5-Star rating for quality, service

For the sixth consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente's Medicare Health Plan in California has again received the highest overall rating for care quality and service, earning 5 out of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for 2017.

Wednesday, 7:14 AM | 5 comments
2 westbound lanes on I-580 blocked at Hopyard after trucks crash

Two lanes on westbound I-580 near the Hopyard Road interchange are closed after two big rigs crashed into each other this morning.

Wednesday, 7:13 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Amador Valley, after win over Dublin, faces Mustangs in Danville tonight

Facing a must-win situation, the Amador Valley football team renewed its long time rivalry with Dublin in style, posting a big 24-7 win over the Gaels laat Friday night.

Tuesday, 11:51 AM | No comments yet
'Life in Motion' marionette show at Firehouse again today

The famous Cashore Marionettes are set to present their live performance "Life in Motion" at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasanton's Firehouse Arts Center.

Tuesday, 8:26 AM | No comments yet
Prescription drug collection, document shredding offered in Dublin today

Dublin Police Services will be participating, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, in this year's national prescription drug “Take-Back Initiative" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza, just off Dublin Boulevard.

Tuesday, 8:21 AM | 6 comments
Last days for can openers? Another brand moving to EZ-Open cans

Hitting supermarket shelves nationwide this week, seafood leader's new EZ-Open cans make classic tuna and salmon recipes easier than ever.

Tuesday, 8:10 AM | 2 comments
Stay warm, save energy, lower your utility bills

Do you turn the thermostat a notch higher or put on an extra sweater when it gets cold?

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TV30 to broadcast Friday night's Dublin-Livermore High game at 7 p.m. today

TV30 will broadcast three high school football games on Saturday nights at 7 p.m. starting with Friday night's game between Dublin and Livermore high schools.

Tuesday, 8:09 AM | No comments yet
Fire destroys unoccupied Lund Ranch structure

A fire that destroyed an old unoccupied house in Pleasanton Friday night has been deemed suspicious by Pleasanton police.

Tuesday, 7:59 AM | 3 comments
Nevada governor signs bill aimed at luring Raiders to Las Vegas

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says she's still working to build a new football stadium for the Raiders in her city even though Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Monday that's aimed at luring the team to Las Vegas.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Alameda County property tax bills now in mail, 1st installment due by Dec. 10

Alameda County property tax bills are being mailed this month to the more than 430,000 residents who are on the tax collector's rolls with the first installment due no later than Dec. 10.

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New Bay Bridge on-off ramps at Treasure Island open Saturday

Drivers heading westbound on the Bay Bridge will now have new ramps to enter and exit Yerba Buena/Treasure Island starting Saturday.

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Rain over last 4 days exceeds all of month of October last year

More than 99% of Bay Area power outages associated with this weekend's storm have been restored, a Pacific Gas and Electric spokesman said this morning.

Monday, 7:14 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Nevada Assembly OK's funding for new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas

The Nevada Assembly voted Friday to approve a bill to spend $750 million in public funds to help build a new football stadium in Las Vegas, aimed at luring the Oakland Raiders there.

Saturday, 10:38 AM | 5 comments
Pleasanton: Diabetes ride focuses on healthy lifestyle

When Pleasanton resident Addie Hosier participated in her first Tour de Cure to fight diabetes, two things became clear: She had to get in better shape -- and she needed a new bike.

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Late start day today at Foothill High with PSATs on Wednesday

Students at Foothill High School will have a few minutes of extra sleep time today as the school moves up its usual late start day from Wednesday.

Saturday, 9:37 AM | No comments yet
Walnut Creek city manager resigning to take job with Pleasanton firm

Walnut Creek City Manager Ken Nordhoff has announced his intention to leave his position in January to start a new job at the Pleasanton office of HdL Companies, a firm that provides financial consulting services to local California governments.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Today is deadline for late filers of 2015 tax returns

Monday is the deadline for filing personal income tax returns for 2015 to avoid penalties.

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Symphony association seeks award applications from local high schoolers

The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association is accepting applications from Tri-Valley high school seniors through Oct. 24 as part of its annual award program.

Friday, 8:15 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Weekly endorses re-election of Mayor Thorne, City Council members Brown, Pentin

The Pleasanton Weekly Friday endorsed the re-election of Mayor Jerry Thorne and City Council incumbents Karla Brown and Jerry Pentin.

Friday, 8:12 AM | 17 comments
Meet Pleasanton's school board candidates

Election Day for Pleasanton school board candidates is now just three weeks away.

Friday, 7:59 AM | 2 comments
City Council appoints downtown Pleasanton planning task force

The Pleasanton City Council has finalized its selection for three at-large representatives to serve on the Downtown Specific Plan Task Force.

Friday, 7:51 AM | 4 comments

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Capturing the Tri-Valley's beauty

Pleasanton resident Janice Wei took home first place for her photo "Livermore Farm Land" in this year's Freeze Frame Photography Competition presented by Tri-Valley Conservancy, a local nonprofit that strives to protect open space for parks, farms, trails, ranches and wildlife habitat in the area.

Thursday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
Opinion: Who wants Oakland to control our electric power?

Bruce Jensen and Tom Kelly probably regret that their first stop in promoting a county-run electric system to compete with PG&E was at last week's Pleasanton City Council meeting.

Thursday, 7:58 AM | 4 comments
'All for Music' show raises $10,000+ for schools' Educational Enrichment (PSEE) Foundation

Local families, residents and businesses recently joined together to raise more than $10,000 for the Pleasanton Schools Educational Enrichment (PSEE) Foundation during a music show fundraiser at Pleasanton Middle School.

Thursday, 7:57 AM | 1 comment
Free opera at 11:30 a.m. today outside Museum on Main

The Museum on Main and Livermore Valley Opera are joining forces to present a free opera performance in front of the downtown museum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today to mark the final weekend of the museum's "25 Years of Music and Magic" LVO anniversary exhibit.

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Amador Valley-Dublin high schools renew football rivalry tonight

In the 1970s and '80s, the biggest rivalry for Amador Valley was not with Foothill, but rather Dublin.

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3,000 in Bay Area still in dark as second storm of weekend arrives

About 3,100 electric customers were without power Saturday night as the second storm of the weekend passed through the Bay Area.

Thursday, 7:44 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

City manager calls citizens' coalition claims inaccurate, irresponsible

Pleasanton Citizens for Responsible Growth (PCRG), an advocacy coalition, has filed complaints with both the state's Fair Political Practices Commission and the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury over what it claims were secret negotiations between city of Pleasanton and Costco, claims Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho insists "are simply not true."

Wednesday, 8:39 AM | 85 comments
Pleasanton school board endorses Prop 55

The Pleasanton school board threw its support behind California's Proposition 55 on Monday evening, unanimously approving a resolution in favor of the statewide ballot measure that would extend an income tax on wealthy Californians to fund education and health care programs.

Wednesday, 8:38 AM | 2 comments
Lydiksen community welcomes 'sister school' guests

The Lydiksen Elementary School community bid farewell this week to 16 new friends who trekked thousands of miles to visit Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 8:38 AM | No comments yet
Inmate killed in Santa Rita jail, newly-arrived cellmate is suspect

An inmate at the behavioral health housing unit at Alameda County's Santa Rita Jail in Dublin who allegedly was killed by his cellmate on Tuesday was identified by sheriff's officials as 56-year-old Dat Thanh Luong of Union City.

Wednesday, 8:37 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Livermore Lab researchers find earth, meteorites have different materials

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have found that, contrary to popular belief, the Earth is not comprised of the same material found in primitive meteorites (also known as chondrites).

Tuesday, 6:43 AM | No comments yet
'Soulful Bayou Blues' at Firehouse tonight

Louisiana's Marc Broussard will perform his signature smoky rhythm and blues at 8 p.m. Friday at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Tuesday, 6:42 AM | No comments yet
Rotary Club's 'Lights out' golf tourney re-scheduled to today

The Tri-Valley Rotary Club has re-scheduled its "Lights-Out" golf tournament to Saturday, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton Fairways Golf Course.

Tuesday, 6:38 AM | 1 comment
Nevada Legislature trying to lure Raiders to Vegas

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Monday night that she remains
hopeful that the Raiders will stay in Oakland even as the Nevada state Legislature is considering a proposal to spend $750 million in hotel tax money to help finance a new stadium for the football team in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, 6:37 AM | 2 comments

Monday, October 10, 2016

Tri-Valley College and Career Fair returns tonight

Local students are encouraged to attend the annual Tri-Valley College and Career Fair, happening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foothill High School small and large gymnasiums.

Monday, 8:15 AM | No comments yet
Las Positas College photo exhibit 'Rooted in Nature' now open

Las Positas College is displaying photography by Barbara Nichols Reynolds and Lee Serles in a show titled "Rooted in Nature," in the Barbara Mertes Theater Gallery through Oct. 28.

Monday, 7:39 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Concert Band presents its Fall Concert at 2 p.m. today

The Pleasanton Community Concert Band will present its Fall concert starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Monday, 7:33 AM | No comments yet

Remembering Alameda County's fallen heroes
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