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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Opinion: Let the campaigns begin

With all candidates in place for the Pleasanton municipal and school board elections on Nov. 8, the campaigns are underway to win voters at the ballot box.

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Valley Concert Chorale seeking seasoned singers

The Valley Concert Chorale is holding auditions next month for experienced singers who can sight-read and who enjoy exciting and challenging music. The chorale performs music that ranges from classical to contemporary and folk to jazz.

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Amador Valley grad joins the circus

Evan Wiley, 26, thought he might have a career in basketball when he played point guard at Las Positas College and Chabot after graduating in 2008 from Amador Valley High School.

Sunday, 7:19 AM | No comments yet
Take Us Along: A little mom-daughter bonding

This year's Amador Valley High competition cheer team spent last weekend in Twain Harte on a mother-daughter bonding trip.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Livermore market sustains $300,000 in damages after Saturday fire

Firefighters have extinguished an early morning fire at a downtown Livermore business.

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Child cruelty charges filed against worker at Livermore charter school

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has filed misdemeanor assault and battery and child cruelty charges against a Livermore preparatory academy worker for allegedly physically abusing a foreign exchange student in January.

Saturday, 8:57 AM | 1 comment

Friday, August 26, 2016

Man arrested in Pleasanton after high-speed pursuit

A San Jose man led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit through Pleasanton on Monday night before ultimately being apprehended, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Friday, 2:31 PM | 7 comments
Pleasanton students score higher in 2nd year of new state testing

Pleasanton students overall performed better in the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), as did children across the state according to test results released Wednesday.

Friday, 7:21 AM | No comments yet
Back on the gridiron for Foothill, Amador

It is interesting to see the dynamics of the football programs at Amador Valley and Foothill high schools.

Friday, 7:20 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, August 25, 2016

East Bay SPCA Adopt-a-Thon underway today at Jack London Square in Oakland

The annual East Bay SPCA Adopt-a-Thon is being held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Jack London Square in Oakland.

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Auction fundraiser to be held today at Camp Arroyo

The hills will be alive Sunday as three-time Grammy Award-winning blues musician Keb Mo performs at Camp Arroyo for the Taylor Family Foundation's 26th annual Day in the Park auction fundraiser.

Thursday, 7:47 AM | No comments yet
Realtor associations announce upcoming mergers

Pleasanton-based Bay East Association of Realtors announced Tuesday it will be merging in the coming months with the Northern California Commercial Association of Realtors (NCCAR) and the Alameda Association of Realtors (AAOR).

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McKenzie leaving League of California Cities

Chris McKenzie, executive director of the League of California Cities for the past 17 years, announced his retirement this week.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mayoral candidate Julie Testa sues city clerk, county registrar after ballot statement rejected

Pleasanton mayoral candidate Julie Testa is going to court to compel City Clerk Karen Diaz to file Testa's candidate statement for the Nov. 8 sample election ballot that will be sent to voters Oct. 10.

Wednesday, 8:57 AM | 49 comments
Tri-Valley 14-year-olds win World Series

A group of Tri-Valley teen baseball all-stars were crowned 14-year-old Babe Ruth World Series champions last week after a six-run, sixth-inning rally catapulted them to victory in the title game in Massachusetts.

Wednesday, 7:33 AM | No comments yet
Goodguys show closes at 3 p.m. today at Fairgrounds

The Goodguys' 30th West Coast Nationals show will end its three-day run at 3 p.m. today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Wednesday, 7:31 AM | No comments yet
Watchdog group OKs Measure B, BB expenditures

An independent watchdog committee (IWC) reported Tuesday that tax dollars from Measure B and Measure BB transportation funds were spent in accordance with the intent of the two voter-approved measures.

Wednesday, 7:31 AM | No comments yet
'All gender' single-use restroom bill goes to governor

California businesses and state government buildings may be required to make single-occupancy restrooms available to all genders starting next year if a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) is signed into law.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM | 8 comments
School board discusses governance handbook at regular meeting

The Pleasanton school board will consider approving revisions to its handbook detailing its procedures, practices and responsibilities at its next meeting after discussing the publication in a workshop Tuesday night.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Livermore Lab physicist wins American Physical Society award

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist has won the American Physical Society's 2016 award for outstanding early career contributions in plasma physics.

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Pleasanton seeks literacy tutors

The Pleasanton Library's literacy program is recruiting prospective volunteers interested in helping fellow residents learn English or improve on their English language skills.

Tuesday, 7:15 AM | No comments yet
Park district kicks off renewable energy project at Shadow Cliffs

Park district officials, project representatives and politicians were on hand at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area Friday to celebrate the kickoff of a project that will have an impact far beyond the Pleasanton park's borders.

Tuesday, 7:13 AM | 1 comment
Former Foothill High student arrested for sexual battery, knife possession

Pleasanton police arrested a former Foothill High School student Monday afternoon for alleged sexual battery.

Tuesday, 7:12 AM | 3 comments
State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure laws

The California Supreme Court Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court initially found them to be unconstitutional.

Tuesday, 7:11 AM | 9 comments
Dublin pilots arts space grants program

Dublin is piloting a new Arts Space Grant program that will let non-profit arts organizations apply to use city facilities and the Dublin High School Center for Performing Arts and Education free of charge for up to 40 hours.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Police arrest former student for sexual battery in Foothill High parking lot

Dong-Hoo Lee, 20, a former student at Foothill High School, was arrested by Pleasantn police Monday on charges that he accosted a female student in the school's parking lot.

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Livermore victim in head-on crash identified

A driver who died in a head-on collision in Livermore on Monday
morning has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as 72-year-old Leeann Tagliapietra of Dublin.

Monday, 2:13 PM | No comments yet
Citizens' coalition seeks city correspondence on Costco issue

A coalition called Pleasanton Citizens for Responsible Growth has requested records for correspondence between city officials and representatives of efforts to build a Costco membership store on Johnson Drive.

Monday, 10:59 AM | 15 comments
Seniors Series: Keep moving to stay in shape -- from fingers to toes

"How often do you exercise?" This question comes up every time a senior is face to face with a healthcare provider.

Monday, 8:50 AM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Youth View students broadcasting new show

Tri-Valley Youth View, a 30 minute special TV program produced by middle and high school students who attended one of the TV30's Summer Camps, is now airing on TV30 and on the station's website at

Monday, 8:48 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Consumer warned against eating rock crabs, bivalve shellfish

Officials with the California Department of Public Health have issued a warning to consumers to avoid eating rock crabs from Half Moon Bay and bivalve shellfish and rock crabs from Monterey Bay

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Dublin's Fall/Winter Activity Guide now available

The Fall/Winter edition of Dublin's Guide to fun is now available.

Sunday, 7:19 AM | No comments yet
School board to discuss governance handbook, winter water damage at tonight's meeting

The Pleasanton school board will discuss updating the handbook detailing its procedures, practices and responsibilities at a meeting Tuesday night.

Sunday, 7:06 AM | 1 comment

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Two-alarm grass fire near I-580 in Livermore Thursday cuts power to nearby businesses

Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm grass fire near I-580 in Livermore Thursday.

Saturday, 9:32 AM | No comments yet
Breast imaging accreditation for Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare

Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare in Pleasanton has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Saturday, 9:24 AM | No comments yet
FBI seeks 'Audi Bandit' in Pleasanton bank robbery

The FBI is seeking the public's help in identifying a man accused of committing at least three Bay Area bank robberies, including one in Pleasanton this June.

Saturday, 9:17 AM | No comments yet

Friday, August 19, 2016

Man arrested for allegedly stealing car parts from Pleasanton dealership

A 30-year-old Tracy resident was arrested on suspicion of stealing car parts from CarMax in Pleasanton early Friday morning, according to a Pleasanton police spokesman.

Friday, 2:42 PM | No comments yet
PPIE hires new executive director

The Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation has brought on experienced nonprofit leader Steve McCoy-Thompson to serve as its new executive director, the local nonprofit announced Friday.

Friday, 1:16 PM | No comments yet
Second suspect arrested in Livermore shooting

Police in Livermore have arrested a second suspect in connection with a shooting earlier this month.

Friday, 9:08 AM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Haven opens art contest

Local nonprofit Tri-Valley Haven is inviting area students to raise awareness about domestic violence by taking part in its annual art contest.

Friday, 8:01 AM | No comments yet
Many seniors can only dream of a good night's sleep

We all know about wrinkles, gray hair and memory issues. But people may be surprised as the years go by to find changes in their sleep patterns.

Friday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
Study shows Nov. 8 initiative less beneficial to Johnson Drive than Costco

The City Council has signed off on a multi-page independent analysis of the impacts of building a 148,000-square-foot Costco membership store on Johnson Drive versus allowing a strip of smaller stores up to 50,000 square feet as proposed in a voter initiative that will be on the Nov. 8 election ballot.

Friday, 7:55 AM | 4 comments
Goodguys award winner credits success to Hot Wheels, Legos

Dave Kindig, a car builder and designer, will be a featured attraction at the Goodguys 30th West Coast Nationals when the show opens Aug. 26 for a three-day weekend run at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

Friday, 7:51 AM | No comments yet
Another 'Spare the Air' alert issued for today

An unhealthy level of air pollution forecast for the Bay Area
today prompted the Bay Area Air Quality District to issue this summer's 18th Spare the Air Alert.

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Child safety fair set in Dublin today

The Dublin community, along with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) and the Valley Children's Museum, will host a child safety fair Saturday in conjunction with the unveiling of the new "Imagination Playground" at Emerald Glen Park.

Friday, 7:46 AM | No comments yet
Zone 7 board picks new president, VP

Two longtime board members have been tapped to serve as the president and vice president of the Zone 7 Water Agency's Board of Directors.

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Hope Hospice names new patient care chief

Local nonprofit Hope Hospice recently selected Nenette Hoffman as its new chief of patient care responsible for managing all aspects of its patient care services.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Summer's final Tri for Fun triathlon at Shadow Cliffs tomorrow

Hundreds of experienced and novice triathletes are set to converge at Shadow Cliffs Saturday for the final Tri for Fun triathlon event of the season, with check-in and registration starting at 5 a.m. with the first wave hitting the water at 7 a.m..

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

DSRSD candidate nomination period extended through Wednesday

Although all incumbents filed their nomination papers in advance of Friday's deadline, Tri-Valley residents still have an extra few days to decide to run for a seat on the Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors.

Wednesday, 8:51 AM | No comments yet
Victim identified in fatal crash near Livermore

A 79-year-old woman who died after the minivan she was in went down an embankment off of I-580 near Livermore Sunday has been identified as Rosario Ordillas.

Wednesday, 8:50 AM | No comments yet
Darlene Wiese remembered as longtime youth sports supporter

If you grew up in Pleasanton during the 1970's and 80's and you played youth sports, you knew "Mrs. Wiese."

Wednesday, 8:46 AM | 5 comments
Some East Bay BART riders could face delays due to repairs through October

BART riders in the East Bay can expect some minor delays during the weekdays for the next three and a half weeks as crews make repairs to the tracks between Hayward and Fremont.

Wednesday, 8:46 AM | No comments yet
2 with long history in Pleasanton school system join 2 incumbents in school board race

Two candidates with a long history in the Pleasanton school system have joined the race for election to the school board on Nov. 8 where they will compete with two incumbents for the three seats on the board.

Wednesday, 8:39 AM | 34 comments

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

School, city activist Julie Testa seeking election as Pleasanton mayor

Julie Testa, a former member of the city's Human Services Commission and a longtime advocate of measures to reduce school overcrowding, will seek election Nov. 8 as mayor of Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 7:41 AM | 21 comments

Monday, August 15, 2016

Planning Commission approves 93-home development, Sunflower Hill projects on Stanley

The City Council will decide this fall whether to rezone a 15-acre commercial site on Stanley Boulevard for a 93-home development and an adjoining site to accommodate housing for autistic adults.

Monday, 9:00 AM | 23 comments
Contest opens to name Pleasanton's new dog park

Pleasanton will open its second dog park in October, an off-leash, fenced-in park on a two-acre site at the Lagoon Road/Bernal Avenue staging area of the Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail with separate runs and toys for large and small dogs.

Monday, 7:34 AM | No comments yet

A Costco tempest in a tea pot
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 912 views