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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hearst principal named assessment coordinator in Pleasanton school district

Mike Kufal, the longtime principal at Hearst Elementary School, has been appointed as the new coordinator of assessment in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

Tuesday, 7:50 AM | 3 comments
Hedge Funds? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Hedge Funds!

After CalPERS, the largest public pension fund in the U.S., announced this month that they're selling all 30 hedge funds in their portfolio - about $4 billion--investors might be asking "Should I sell my hedge fund?" The short answer: Yes.

Tuesday, 7:35 AM | No comments yet
TV30 to broadcast 6 Tri-Valley high school football games

TV30 will broadcast a Tri-Valley high school football game at 7 p.m. every Saturday night starting Saturday with play-by-play coverage of Friday night' game between California High at Granada High this week.

Tuesday, 7:26 AM | No comments yet

Monday, September 29, 2014

Alameda County cited as national model for boosting economic development

Alameda County's unique efforts to stimulate growth in the local economy, including a collaboration with the private sector to boost East Bay business and help job-seekers, are drawing the attention of government leaders from around the country as they explore the roles counties play in regional economic development.

Monday, 6:45 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, September 27, 2014

New law changes California's initiative process

New legislation governing the initiative process in California was signed into law Saturday by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Saturday, 6:37 PM | 1 comment
Meet the Pleasanton candidates

Sample ballots and voter information pamphlets will be mailed to Pleasanton's 41,150 registered voters Oct. 6 with mail-in ballots ready to be marked and sent to the Alameda County Registrar or dropped off at the City Clerk's office in the Pleasanton City Hall.

Saturday, 8:41 AM | 1 comment

Friday, September 26, 2014

Stanford, ValleyCare sign affiliation agreement

Stanford Health Care and ValleyCare Health System jointly announced Friday that they have signed an affiliation agreement.

Friday, 9:33 PM | 3 comments
San Ramon rejoins Tri-Valley federal lobbying effort

San Ramon will join the four Tri-Valley communities in utilizing a Virginia-based lobbying firm to help advocate for federal funding for regional projects.

Friday, 7:04 AM | 2 comments
'Talking to the animals' at Pleasanton Firehouse Theater through Oct. 5

The classic stories about "the doctor who can talk with the animals" are now at the Pleasanton Firehouse Arts theater in musical form in "Doctor Dolittle Jr.," running through Oct 5.

Friday, 6:58 AM | No comments yet
Livermore agency agrees to complete Sycamore Grove Park trail system

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District board of directors has agreed to seek a financial grant to complete the trail system and improvements in upper Sycamore Grove Park.

Friday, 6:56 AM | No comments yet
East Bay luxury home sales, prices continue to rise

Luxury home sales and the median sale price in the East Bay continued to rise last month with sales jumping more than 29% from a year ago, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area's leading provider of luxury real estate services.

Friday, 6:55 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hart vice principal accepts similar job on the Peninsula

Hart Middle School's vice principal Tom Domer has resigned to accept a similar position in the San Carlos School District, which is closer to his San Francisco home.

Thursday, 6:19 PM | 20 comments
Controlled training' burn at Camp Parks again today

The Alameda County Fire Department will be conducting controlled training burns at Camp Parks in Dublin from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Thursday, 3:34 PM | 2 comments
San Ramon Valley student enrollment now at 31,900

Student enrollment in San Ramon Valley schools has increased this school year compared to the last fall term, with the highest spikes seen in middle and high schools, according to data presented to the school board Tuesday.

Thursday, 7:58 AM | No comments yet
Holiday season job fair today at Livermore Premium Outlets

More than 60 brand name stores will participate in a job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Livermore Premium Outlets.

Thursday, 7:54 AM | No comments yet
School board receives update on Common Core

The Pleasanton school board heard an update from district staff about the Common Core mathematics pathways and instructional material pilot process Tuesday night.

Thursday, 7:52 AM | 5 comments
Pleasanton's Brew Crawl tickets go on sale today

Tickets go on sale today for the fourth annual Halloween Brew Crawl in downtown Pleasanton to be held Saturday evening, Oct. 25.

Thursday, 7:51 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pleasanton woman's retirement hobby turns into beautiful business

Pleasanton resident Remy Dato may be retired from her career as a principal scientist with Johnson & Johnson, but she certainly is not finished with her business endeavors.

Wednesday, 6:40 AM | No comments yet
New law to reduce number of uninsured drivers on California's roads

More low-income Californians will now have the opportunity to purchase affordable automobile insurance.

Wednesday, 6:35 AM | 6 comments

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pleasanton snags top recognition on Money Magazine survey

Just a week after Pleasanton was ranked No. 4 in a recent survey of America's 50 Best Cities to Live, two other national surveys have given the city similarly high marks.

Tuesday, 12:06 PM | 2 comments
Local opera season opens tomorrow with 'Rigoletto'

The Livermore Valley Opera opens its season Saturday with Verdi's opera masterpiece, "Rigoletto," at the Bankhead Theater.

Tuesday, 7:46 AM | No comments yet
Home builders praise Congress for reining in EPA

Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del., has commended members of Congress Tuesday for blocking a bill that would have given EPA sweeping controls over "the waters of the U.S."

Tuesday, 7:43 AM | No comments yet
Fundraiser toay to benefit young burn victims

Supporters of the Coaniquem Center for Burned Children in South and Central America will hold a fundraising event Sunday to benefit the burn rehabilitation program.

Tuesday, 7:36 AM | 2 comments

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tri-Valley Sliders earn baseball tourney crown

The Tri-Valley Sliders baseball club -- comprised of players from Amador Valley, Foothill and Livermore high schools -- won the All World 16U wooden-bat baseball tournament last weekend.

Monday, 7:08 AM | No comments yet
The road to cleaner air

Amid the statewide drought, there has been plenty of talk about water conservation. But the drought is not only creating a need for shorter showers and holding back on lawn-watering, it is also contributing to poor air quality.

Monday, 7:07 AM | 4 comments
Tri-Valley water users outside Pleasanton cut usage by 30%

Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) customers have used 30% less potable water than in the same period last year since the district adopted mandatory water use restrictions in May.

Monday, 7:06 AM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley water customers served by DSRSD cut summer water use by 30%

Since the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) adopted mandatory water use restrictions May 5, its customers have used 30% less potable (drinking) water than in the same period last year.

Monday, 7:03 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton sophomores continue high exit exam rates

Sophomores in Pleasanton high schools are continuing to excel in the English and math portions on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

Monday, 6:56 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Prosecutors file lewd-act charges against ex-Cal High coach

Prosecutors have charged a former San Ramon high school wrestling coach and church youth group leader with 20 felony counts stemming from alleged lewd acts with minors.

Sunday, 8:02 AM | No comments yet
Common Core on Pleasanton school board's agenda tonight

The Pleasanton school board will consider a report on the 2014-15 Common Core State Standards in mathematics at its meeting tonight.

Sunday, 7:57 AM | 30 comments

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mayor's Award goes to Scout leader, Special Olympics chairman Ken Mano

Ken Mano, a trail-blazer with Special Olympics, the Boy Scouts, and a host of Tri-Valley activities ranging from blood drives to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, was presented with the Mayor's Award by Mayor Jerry Thorne Friday night.

Saturday, 2:46 PM | 6 comments
Pleasanton Chamber PAC endorses Thorne for Mayor, Narum, Olson for City Council

The Pleasanton Chamber's Political Action Committee Friday endorsed Mayor Jerry Thorne for re-election and Councilwoman Kathy Narum and former Planning Commissioner Arne Olson for election to the City Council.

Saturday, 11:43 AM | 36 comments
Albertsons, Safeway name leadership team for newly-merged company

AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. announced Friday the new senior leadership team and division leaders for the combined company that will take effect upon the closing of the proposed merger transaction, which is pending customary regulatory approvals.

Saturday, 10:43 AM | 5 comments

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tri-Valley Heroes nomination deadline today

This is the last day to nominate candidates for our Tri-Valley Heroes a program, a salute to everyday heroes who deserve recognition but usually go unacknowledged.

Friday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
Last day for Harvest Festival at Pleasanton Fairgrounds

The Pleasanton Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show ends its three-day run today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Friday, 7:54 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton LIFE in Friday's Pleasanton Weekly, available online

Pleasanton LIFE, a special report on "Everything Pleasanton," appeared as an insert in the print edition of the Pleasanton Weekly Friday and is now available online.

Friday, 7:42 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Road closures today in Dublin during "splatter" fireworks show

Temporary road closures will be in place around Emerald Glen Park in Dublin from 7-10 p.m. tonight for the city's "splatter" fireworks show.

Thursday, 11:24 AM | 1 comment
Governor signs "Pink Ribbon Plate" bill

Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 49 that authorizes the creation of a Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness specialty license plate.

Thursday, 6:50 AM | 14 comments
Pleasanton PTA, League of Women Voters to host school board candidates forum

The candidates for the Pleasanton school board are set to participate in a candidates forum Oct. 6 co-sponsored by the Pleasanton Parent Teacher Association Council and the League of Women Voters of Livermore-Amador Valley.

Thursday, 6:46 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton ranks #4 on national list of best U.S. cities

Pleasanton ranks No. 4 in a recent survey of America's 50 Best Cities to Live In conducted by 24/7 Wall Street, a nationally recognized online website targeting investors and the business community.

Thursday, 6:46 AM | 23 comments

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Livermore charter school football players arrested on hazing charges

Two Livermore charter preparatory school football players have been arrested for hazing a young teammate by holding him down and shaving part of his head.
a police officer said.

Wednesday, 7:23 AM | No comments yet
I-580 crash at Foothill Road causes 2 deaths late Tuesday

A fatal crash off eastbound I-580 in Pleasanton Tuesday night claimed two lives and started a small brush fire.

Wednesday, 7:15 AM | 1 comment
New cyclist safety law in effect

The "Three Feet for Safety" law, which requires motorists to give at least three feet of space between their vehicle and the cyclist, went into effect Tuesday.

Wednesday, 6:46 AM | 14 comments
Swalwell bill would put a stop to penalties on online business critics

A proposed bill introduced this week by Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) would make it illegal for businesses to penalize customers who write negative reviews on Yelp or other online review sites.

Wednesday, 6:46 AM | No comments yet
T. J. Maxx parent hit with $2.7-million fine for dumping hazardous wastes

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley, along with 34 other California District Attorneys and two City Attorneys, announced Tuesday that Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas W. Wills has ordered Massachusetts-based retailer The TJX Companies, Inc. to pay $2,777,500 million as part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution.

Wednesday, 6:45 AM | No comments yet
Don't be surprised by retiree healthcare costs

Retirement isn't cheap. Even though you're no longer drawing a paycheck, you still must pay for housing, food, utilities, transportation and healthcare, to name just a few expenses.

Wednesday, 6:45 AM | No comments yet
Construction starts on new courthouse, Alameda County building in Dublin

Construction work has started on a new East County Hall of Justice in Dublin.

Wednesday, 6:44 AM | 7 comments

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