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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Capping 31-year career, Livermore-Pleasanton fire chief Miguel retiring

In an emotional farewell to the Pleasanton City Council last night, Fire Chief Jim Miguel announced that he will retire Nov. 7 as the head of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, capping a 31-year career in fire services including the last four in the top position here.

Wednesday, 7:41 AM | 3 comments
Zone 7 approves rate increase for wholesale water

Zone 7's Board of Directors approved Oct. 15 the rate increase for wholesale treated water, with a 3% increase for 2015 and again in 2016 to keep pace with inflation.

Wednesday, 6:09 AM | No comments yet
U.S. housing starts top 1 million for 3rd time this year

For the third time this year, nationwide housing starts surpassed the million-mark, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wednesday, 6:08 AM | No comments yet
Dublin post office named for James Kohnen

The Dublin Post Office was named Tuesday for the late James Kohnen, well-known public figure in Dublin and 30-year Army veteran who died May 29, 2012.

Wednesday, 6:07 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

School board calls special closed-door meeting tonight on Vranesh lawsuit

The Pleasanton school board has scheduled a special closed-door board meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight where it will discuss with legal counsel and possibly take action on the lawsuit filed by former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh against the Pleasanton school district.

Tuesday, 2:38 PM | 8 comments
Ex-principal files lawsuit against Pleasanton school district

Former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal Jon Vranesh has filed a lawsuit against the Pleasanton Unified School District but has not yet specified the amount of monetary damages sought.

Tuesday, 2:25 PM | 60 comments
Former principal files lawsuit against Pleasanton school district

Former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal Jon Vranesh has filed a lawsuit against the Pleasanton Unified School District but has not yet specified the amount of monetary damages sought.

Tuesday, 1:43 PM | No comments yet
Man stabbed in Pleasanton Plaza parking lot

An unidentified man believed to be in his 20s was stabbed in the Pleasanton Plaza parking lot on First Street Monday night with police continuing to search for his assailant.

Tuesday, 8:35 AM | 1 comment
Property tax bills in the mail, due starting Nov. 1

More than 428,000 property tax bills for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 amounting to $3.06 billion have been mailed by Alameda County Treasurer and Tax Collector Donald R. White to all property owners of record in the Alameda County Assessor's Office.

Tuesday, 7:49 AM | No comments yet
ValleyCare hosting breast cancer symposium tomorrow at Palm Event Center

ValleyCare Health System, along with Valley Medical Oncology Consultants, will present a free Breast Cancer Symposium from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Palm Event Center on Vineyard Avenue in Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 7:47 AM | 2 comments
40th annual Foothill Band Review starts at 8 a.m. Saturday in downtown Pleasanton

The 40th annual Foothill Band Review, one of the largest of its kind on the West Coast, will get underway at 8 a.m. Saturday on Main Street in Pleasanton with middle and high school bans from around the Bay Area participating.

Tuesday, 7:34 AM | No comments yet
Livermore Lab researchers link proteins to drug side effects

New medications created by pharmaceutical companies have helped millions of Americans alleviate pain and suffering from their medical conditions, but the process often misses many side effects that kill at least 100,000 patients a year.

Tuesday, 7:33 AM | 1 comment

Monday, October 20, 2014

Construction starts on new $12-million Axis Community Health center

Construction has started on a new center for Axis Community Health that will double capacity for primary and mental health care in the Tri-Valley.

Monday, 7:43 AM | 5 comments
Reggae is the way for Amador Valley grad

Harrison Stafford was only 7 years old when he heard the distinctive one-drop rhythm of Bob Marley coming from his older brother's room. He was hooked.

Monday, 7:05 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Art League honors Las Positas College student

The Pleasanton Art League (PAL) awarded a local college student with a scholarship during its annual exhibit reception last month.

Monday, 7:04 AM | No comments yet
Memorial service tomorrow for retired Alameda County Fire Chief Bill McCammon

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds for Bill McCammon, retired Alameda County Fire Chief who died in his sleep Oct. 13. He was 61.

Monday, 6:53 AM | 1 comment

Friday, October 17, 2014

Making Pioneer a livelier place

The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Commission approved a long-range master plan last week that calls for expanding Pleasanton's Pioneer Cemetery to make it a better place to be buried and a more attractive place to visit.

Friday, 6:43 AM | 2 comments

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Today is final day to register to vote on Nov. 4

The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 4 General Election is today.

Thursday, 3:59 PM | No comments yet
Democrats holding public event today for local candidates they endorse

The Tri-Valley United Democratic Campaign organization will hold a public rally from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday for local candidates the Democratic Party is endorsing in the Nov. 4 election.

Thursday, 7:55 AM | 20 comments
Chamber endorses Laursen, Wright for election to Pleasanton school board

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce's Business and Community Political Action Committee has voted to endorse incumbent board member Joan Laursen and challenger Paige Wright for election to the Pleasanton school board.

Thursday, 7:37 AM | 19 comments
Prosecutor: DNA connects man to 1984 murder of Foothill High student

A prosecutor has told jurors that belatedly uncovered DNA evidence proves that a then-teenage boy murdered his 14-year-old high school classmate in Pleasanton 30 years ago.

Thursday, 7:18 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween events tonight in downtown Pleasanton

Downtown Pleasanton comes alive for Halloween with three unique events expected to attract hundreds of adults and children to Main Street for a ghoulish good time.

Wednesday, 6:22 AM | 2 comments
Fall festival a hit at Alviso Adobe

Hundreds turned out for the recent Fall Festival at the Alviso Adobe Community Park with children, especially, having fun by joining in a number of activities designed just for them.

Wednesday, 6:22 AM | 1 comment
Jon Vranesh back again at Tuesday night's school board meeting

Former Walnut Grove Elementary principal Jon Vranesh addressed the Pleasanton school board during the community comment session of Tuesday night's board meeting about his alleged charges and the district's lack of honesty and accountability.

Wednesday, 6:15 AM | 65 comments

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Golf under the Stars tonight with Tri-Valley Rotarians

Tri-Valley Evening Rotary will host a fundraising golf tournament Saturday night, and keeping with the name of the club, it will be at night.

Tuesday, 6:43 AM | No comments yet
Halie Loren and Trio play Firehouse tonight

Jazz/Pop singer-songwriter Halie Loren and her long-time backing trio hit the Firehouse Arts Center for one show at 8 p.m. tonight.

Tuesday, 6:43 AM | No comments yet
Foothill football player named U.S. Army All-American

A Foothill High School senior has been selected to join the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl team to represent the West.

Tuesday, 6:42 AM | 7 comments

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fuel cell-powered mobile lights tested, proven, ready for commercial use

Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner, quieter and now have a proven track record in applications such as nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events and airport operations, making them ready for commercialization and broader use.

Monday, 7:47 AM | No comments yet
PPIE fall fundraiser from 6:30-10 p.m tonight at Castlewood Country Club,

Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation will be hosting its 11th annual "Toasts & Tastes of Fall" culinary competition and fundraiser from 6:30-10 p.m tonight at Castlewood Country Club.

Monday, 7:43 AM | No comments yet
Services Saturday for David Mertes, former head of state community college system

A Celebration of the Life of David Mertes will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Robert Livermore Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore.

Monday, 7:41 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Student enrollment, textbooks on tonight's school board agenda

The Pleasanton school board is scheduled to hear a report Tuesday night on the school district's 2014-15 student enrollment.

Sunday, 7:55 AM | 5 comments

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Candidate endorsements in Friday's Pleasanton Weekly

The Pleasanton Weekly in its Friday edition has endorsed candidates in key local, state, federal and school board offices that most closely affect local voters in the Nov. 4 General Election.

Saturday, 6:17 AM | 2 comments

Friday, October 10, 2014

'Life After High School' topic of Parent Education Series at Pleasanton library tonight

Pleasanton will host another in its 2014 Parent Education Series from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the city's public library.

with "Choosing a Course: Life After High School" presented by Lisa Fairchild and Carol Satterlee from On the Edge of Coaching.

Friday, 7:42 AM | No comments yet
Course learning: Tri-Valley golfers reflect on life lessons of The First Tee

Next time you're feeling cynical about the future of America's youth, take a drive over to the Pleasanton Golf Center, home to The First Tee of the Tri-Valley, and spend some time talking to the kids who are involved with the program.

Friday, 7:39 AM | 2 comments
How to Pay Less for a New Car

Late last year, my wife and I were in the unenviable position of needing to shop for a new car, since the used car lease I'd assumed was about to expire.

Friday, 7:33 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Weekly publishes candidate endorsements

Based on candidate forums the Pleasanton Weekly and Tri-Valley Community Television (TV30) have hosted, editorial staff interviews and extensive coverage of this year's candidates by its news staff, the Pleasanton Weekly today is making the following endorsements in key local, state, federal and school board offices that most closely affect Pleasanton in the Nov. 4 General Election.

Friday, 7:32 AM | 19 comments
Former Tri-Valley golf pro gets 27 years for abusing boys he taught

A former Tri-Valley golf instructor was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in state prison for sexually abusing three boys he was teaching and then trying to solicit someone to murder them.

Friday, 7:30 AM | 3 comments

The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 1,485 views

Not Endorsements
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 1,079 views