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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Pleasanton school district considering ‘safe haven’ status

The Pleasanton school board is set to debate a resolution Tuesday that would declare the district a “safe haven" for students and families facing immigration enforcement or discrimination.

Sunday, 6:46 PM | 30 comments
Cities teaming up for teen job fair

The city of Pleasanton is partnering with Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and the Dublin/San Ramon Women's Club to present the annual Teen Job and Career Fair this weekend in San Ramon.

Sunday, 6:33 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton chamber announces Community Service Award winners

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its 54th annual Community Service Awards, scheduled to be presented to winners during a ceremony next month.

Sunday, 6:32 PM | No comments yet

Friday, February 24, 2017

School board to consider hiring superintendent search firm

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday is set to consider selecting Palo Alto-based Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to run the search for the next superintendent, as recommended by the district's superintendent search firm committee.

Friday, 5:06 PM | 3 comments
Body found along Alameda Creek ID'd as teen who drove off Niles Canyon Road

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office has confirmed morning that a body found Thursday evening along Alameda Creek is a young woman who had been missing for a month but wasn't found during an extensive search.

Friday, 10:13 AM | No comments yet
Editorial: Working together to keep the Tri-Valley on track

Pleasanton's thriving source of revenue does have a price, though, and drivers on Interstates 580 or 680 during rush hour can attest to that. More business and more employees equal more traffic.

Friday, 7:33 AM | 4 comments
Congressman Swalwell reflects on priorities for new term

His third term in the House of Representatives is already shaping up to look quite different for Eric Swalwell. 2017 brings a variety of changes professionally, including new committee posts, new legislative issues and a new Republican president -- not to mention a big one personally, due this spring.

Friday, 7:33 AM | 40 comments

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dublin: Sheriff's deputy dies from injuries after being struck by jail bus

Alameda County sheriff's deputy Michael Foley died Thursday from injuries sustained a day earlier when he was struck by an inmate-transport bus at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, the sheriff's office announced Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, 4:14 PM | 2 comments
'An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin' at the Firehouse

"Zeppelin USA - An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin" is coming to Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton with two shows March 4-5.

Thursday, 2:32 PM | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: Holiday Fund distributes $72,156 to 10 nonprofits

The Pleasanton Weekly distributed checks Thursday totaling $72,156 to 10 Tri-Valley nonprofits that were the beneficiaries of this newspaper's 2016 Holiday Fund.

Thursday, 2:11 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Whistleblowers allege air district improperly destroys pollution records

Two former employees of the agency responsible for protecting the Bay Area from air pollution say they were improperly fired for trying to prevent the illegal destruction of important records.

Wednesday, 4:47 PM | 2 comments
City aims to incentivize carpooling by partnering with Scoop app

Looking to encourage commuters to carpool and ease traffic congestion in Pleasanton, the city recently announced a new partnership with Scoop Technologies to offer incentives to local residents and workers who use the company's commuter ridesharing app.

Wednesday, 3:34 PM | No comments yet
Mayor Thorne delivers annual State of the City address

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne highlighted key city achievements and public and private projects from the past year, as well as touched on important goals for the year ahead, during his State of the City address Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, 3:22 PM | 23 comments
Pleasanton: Nonprofit set to host annual Ragin' Cajun fundraiser

Local nonprofit Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation is holding its Ragin' Cajun Goes to Trinidad fundraiser next month in Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 2:38 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: Sheriff's deputy seriously injured by jail bus

A veteran Alameda County sheriff's deputy remains in critical condition after being struck by an inmate bus that was being driven by another deputy at the transportation division at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin early Wednesday morning, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Wednesday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet
Cleanup of mudslides, flooding continues in east county

Some highly traveled roads that were closed due to weather impacts in Alameda County reopened Wednesday but cleanup from the heavy rains continues, a county public works official said.

Wednesday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

City Council talks Happy Valley water, sewer infrastructure

The Pleasanton City Council reviewed a report Tuesday describing the types of infrastructure improvements necessary and costs associated with potentially bringing unincorporated Happy Valley residents onto city water and sewer utilities.

Tuesday, 11:03 PM | No comments yet
Local court officials appeal for additional funding

The Alameda County Superior Court has joined with 48 other trial courts across California to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to provide additional funding for the state's judicial branch.

Tuesday, 6:29 PM | 7 comments
Comedian Henry Cho returns to East Bay

Comedian Henry Cho makes one thing clear right up front when he takes the stage: In his east Tennessee drawl, he announces that he is from the south, hence the accent, and he is Korean. "I'm south Korean," he quips.

Tuesday, 4:05 PM | No comments yet
Juniors steal show in Amador-Foothill boys basketball thriller

Rivalries in high school sports are something that can often put to the forefront everything that is good with high school athletics. Such was the case on Feb. 14 when the Amador Valley boys basketball team traveled cross-town to Foothill for the East Bay Athletic League regular season finale.

Tuesday, 1:37 PM | 1 comment
Stanley Boulevard stretch closed amid flooding

Alameda County officials have closed Stanley Boulevard between Bernal Avenue in Pleasanton and Isabel Avenue in Livermore because of flooding, with the closure still in effect as of 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, 8:03 AM | No comments yet

Monday, February 20, 2017

City Council to discuss Happy Valley water, sewer infrastructure report

The Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday is set to review a report describing the types of infrastructure improvements necessary and costs associated with potentially bringing unincorporated Happy Valley residents onto city water and sewer utilities.

Monday, 10:56 PM | No comments yet
Sister City Association seeks students for summer exchange program

The Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association is recruiting local high school students interested in participating in the group's annual summer exchange program.

Monday, 2:50 PM | No comments yet
Improv 'Face-Off' at Firehouse theater

Can you smell what Creatures of Impulse teens are cooking up? It's a solid menu of award-winning improv topped with audience participation, laughs and prizes, as members take the stage in four unique shows full of scenes, games and improv high-jinks, hosting four other teen improv teams from around the Bay Area.

Monday, 2:49 PM | No comments yet
Man arrested in connection with thefts in Pleasanton, elsewhere

Officers in Livermore have arrested a man in connection with approximately $65,000 in stolen property, including items taken from Pleasanton, police said Friday.

Monday, 2:49 PM | 2 comments

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Solo crash on I-680 sends one to hospital with major injuries

A person suffered major injuries in a solo-vehicle crash Saturday evening on southbound Interstate 680 in Pleasanton, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

Sunday, 8:46 PM | 1 comment
Tribute to Barbra at the Firehouse

Kelly Brandeburg is performing "My Favorite Barbra: Tribute to the Songs of Barbra Streisand," music direction by John Simon, at 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Sunday, 8:40 PM | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Lunar New Year gala set for Sunday

Scores of Tri-Valley residents and officials are ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend during a gala at the Blackhawk Museum that will feature Chinese gong fu, Indian dance, music and more entertainment while also serving as a fundraiser for a local internship program.

Sunday, 8:40 PM | No comments yet
State legislators holding bipartisan open house Wednesday

Pleasanton's representatives in the State Legislature, Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and Democrat State Senator Steve Glazer, are co-hosting a public town hall on Wednesday in Livermore.

Sunday, 8:39 PM | No comments yet

Friday, February 17, 2017

PUSD schools acknowledged among California's best

Pleasanton public schools are among the top in California, according to rankings recently released by a website that rates K-12 schools and colleges. The California Department of Education also honored Village High as a model continuation school.

Friday, 6:13 PM | 7 comments

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Editorial: Now is the time to share your thoughts on downtown planning

This is the time for the large and diverse stakeholder group -- the residents who feel a strong connection and ownership of our downtown -- to make their desires known. Not in six months or a year. Not when recommendations are going to the City Council.

Thursday, 9:42 PM | 5 comments
Creatures of comfort: Program provides pet therapy throughout region

Started over 15 years ago by the Pleasanton nonprofit, the program takes Tri-Valley residents and their dogs to schools, businesses, assisted living facilities and other spots around the East Bay.

Thursday, 9:42 PM | No comments yet
Police looking for man who rammed stolen van into patrol car

Law enforcement officials are looking for a man accused of ramming a stolen vehicle into a patrol car in an attempt to evade police before driving into Alamo Creek and fleeing on foot, according to a Pleasanton police spokesperson.

Thursday, 3:11 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton council delays Owens Drive traffic meeting

Pleasanton residents hoping to hear from the City Council and city staff about traffic changes on Owens Drive will have to wait two additional weeks for their public meeting.

Thursday, 11:12 AM | 14 comments
Around Pleasanton: Mayor Thorne on schools, traffic, housing

It seems like schools, traffic and housing are always top issues for most of us in Pleasanton, and especially to Realtors and their associates whose livelihood depends on selling our community to those thinking of moving here.

Thursday, 10:54 AM | 10 comments

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ACE train to run limited service starting Thursday

After a three-day cancellation of service, the Altamont Corridor Express commuter train line will begin running again Thursday on a limited schedule.

Wednesday, 3:39 PM | 3 comments
Pleasanton takes over USA Cheer Open

Pleasanton was well-represented at the United Spirit Association (USA) Cheer Open at UC Davis on Super Bowl Sunday, with Foothill, Amador Valley, Pleasanton Middle, Hart and Harvest Park all competing.

Wednesday, 2:31 PM | 1 comment
Hope Hospice expands services by acquiring home health agency

Hope Hospice recently announced it acquired Hayward-based St. Claire's Home Health in a move aimed at improving the local nonprofit's services by allowing its patients to transition seamlessly between home care and hospice care as their illnesses progress.

Wednesday, 2:30 PM | No comments yet
Organ masterpieces at Pleasanton church

Jerome Lenk, director of liturgy and music for Mission Dolores Basilica Parish in San Francisco, is presenting a free organ program at 4 p.m. this Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road.

Wednesday, 2:11 PM | No comments yet
BART board votes for more bike parking, fewer seats on trains

More bikes and fewer seats on trains continue to be priorities for the BART board of directors, which voted last week to increase the number of bike parking spaces and to remove thousands of seats from hundreds of trains.

Wednesday, 12:21 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: Pedestrian killed on I-580 on-ramp identified

A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car on an Interstate Highway 580 on-ramp in Dublin early Tuesday morning was identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau Wednesday as 63-year-old Jessie Lazos.

Wednesday, 11:57 AM | No comments yet
PUSD to explore building new elementary school on Neal property

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night took a step forward in planning for a new elementary school in the district, directing administrators to explore building on PUSD's Neal property in the southeast part of the city.

Wednesday, 7:52 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Pleasanton: Wollesen achieves Eagle Scout rank

Pleasanton teen Daenen Lee Wollesen is set to be recognized Saturday with an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony for achieving scouting's highest rank, Eagle Scout.

Tuesday, 4:40 PM | No comments yet
Info session set on new recycling rules

Pleasanton city officials are hosting an informational session next week to help business owners learn specifics about new recycling rules that took effect at the beginning of the year.

Tuesday, 4:39 PM | No comments yet
Elmo coming to Pleasanton

The "Sesame Street: K is for Kindness Tour" is coming to Pleasanton's Stoneridge Shopping Center on Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, 1:45 PM | No comments yet
Foothill girls soccer finishes regular season with win at Amador

The Foothill girls soccer team traveled to Amador Valley to close out the regular season and came away with a 3-2 victory last week.

Tuesday, 12:28 PM | No comments yet
Pedestrian killed on I-580 ramp in Dublin

One person has died in a fatal collision early Tuesday morning on an Interstate 580 onramp in Dublin, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Tuesday, 7:55 AM | 2 comments

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