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Monday, September 26, 2016

Agency declares another 'Spare the Air' day for Monday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for today in the Bay Area as
light winds, heat and exhaust from vehicle traffic produce an unhealthy level of smog. The alert is the 24th this season.

Monday, 9:08 AM | No comments yet
Brown signs mandatory CPR education bill into law

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Saturday AB 1719, a law that requires hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction, along with Automated External Defibrillator awareness in high school health classes.

Monday, 9:02 AM | No comments yet
Mayor's Award goes to community leader Tanya Ludden

Tanya Ludden, a longtime leader in the Parent Teachers Association who has also served as a board member for large community organizations including the Northern California Alzheimer Association and Valley Care Health Foundation, was presented with the Mayor's Award by Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne Friday night.

Monday, 8:58 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Developer wins praise for 'under-developing' downtown Pleasanton lot

At a time when developers are eying every available site in Pleasanton to build larger and taller residences, Todd Deutscher of Catalyst Development Partners deserves credit for taking a different approach.

Sunday, 7:56 AM | 5 comments
Head of the Class: Heller takes helm at Hart

Leslie Heller knew she wanted to be an educator from the time she was in elementary school, when she was prone to critiquing her teachers and pondering how she would handle a class full of students.

Sunday, 7:53 AM | No comments yet
Spare the Air alert issued for today

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for today in the Bay Area as heat, light winds and automobile exhaust combine for an unhealthy level of smog.

Sunday, 7:52 AM | No comments yet

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dennis Miller's racing picks for today's races at Alameda County Fairgrounds

Here are the picks for today's start of horse racing during the first of two three-day autumn meets at the Alameda County Fairgrounds for Friday, Sept. 23.

Friday, 10:57 AM | No comments yet
Record-high temperatures predicted for tomorrow through Monday

Record high temperatures for this time of year are possible in the Tri-Valley starting tomorrow and lasting at least through Monday when the thermometer could hit 101 degrees.

Friday, 8:06 AM | No comments yet
Editorial: Yes on Prop 54 to lift the veil of secrecy

Among the myriad propositions on the Nov. 8 ballot is one we feel we should weigh in on.

Friday, 7:41 AM | 2 comments
Young Tri-Valley golfers headed to national championship

Ten young golfers from the Las Positas ACE Junior Team won the Western Regional Championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course in Washington on Sunday to earn a spot in the PGA Junior League Golf Championship in Arizona this November.

Friday, 7:36 AM | No comments yet
A cappella chorus opens rehearsal tonight

Harmony Fusion Chorus, an award-winning women's a cappella barbershop show chorus, will host a special open rehearsal night Monday to welcome new singers of all ages and backgrounds. The chorus was formerly Harmony Crossroads, based at Pleasanton Community Church.

Friday, 7:35 AM | No comments yet
Firehouse Arts Center hosting family musical theater tonight

Young singers and actors are onstage at the Firehouse Arts Center for their second weekend of performances in "The Phantom Tollbooth, Jr.," a musical based on a children's fantasy adventure novel.

Friday, 7:34 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dublin planning commission OKs new multi-million-dollar Kaiser Permanente medical center

The Dublin Planning Commission has voted unanimously to support Kaiser Permanente's proposed 1.2 million-square-foot specialty care medical campus next to I-580.

Thursday, 8:32 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Harvest Park Middle School principal abruptly resigns

Less than three months into his new role as Harvest Park Middle School principal, Ethan Cheever has announced his resignation effective next Friday, Sept. 30.

Wednesday, 7:47 PM | 48 comments
Council imposes tough new restrictions on how Masons use their Hopyard Road lodge

The City Council imposed strict new regulations on Pleasanton Masons Tuesday after considering complaints from their Valley Trails neighbors of excessive noise and outdoor partying at their lodge on Hopyard Road.

Wednesday, 10:24 AM | 4 comments
Candidates air their positions at Pleasanton Weekly forum

Candidates for Pleasanton's mayor and City Council positions sounded off last Monday at the Pleasanton Weekly's candidates' forum over issues facing the community and how they would prioritize those issues if elected on Nov. 8.

Wednesday, 8:50 AM | 8 comments
Pleasanton Police Department trading card program returns

The Pleasanton Police Department has announced the return of the trading card program along with a new accompanying contest.

Wednesday, 7:03 AM | No comments yet
Democrats oppose Measure MM anti-Costco bill on Nov. 8 ballot

The Alameda County Democratic Party this week endorsed three candidates for the Pleasanton school board and recommended that voters vote no on Measure MM, which would restrict zoning on Johnson Drive to buildings no greater than 50,000 square feet.

Wednesday, 7:02 AM | 17 comments
Pleasanton couple donate trailer to fire recovery efforts

Pleasanton residents and local Lions Club members Rick and Joann Lydon recently donated their 36-foot travel trailer to a not-for-profit organization working to rebuild homes destroyed by wildfires the past two summers in Lake County.

Wednesday, 7:00 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dublin's Farmers' Market wrapping up 6th season this afternoon

The Dublin Farmers' Market will wrap up its sixth season today.

Tuesday, 11:09 AM | 2 comments
Vegetation fire burns 20 acres in Pleasanton

A fire consumed 20 acres of vegetation in Pleasanton Sunday afternoon before being extinguished.

Tuesday, 7:11 AM | 2 comments

Monday, September 19, 2016

Council to consider curbs on Masons' partying even though they're selling building

Despite plans by the Pleasanton Masons to sell their lodge on Hopyard Road to the Chabad of the Tri-Valley, an orthodox Jewish organization, the City Council will proceed tonight to debate an appeal of a Planning Commission order that the Masons quiet down.

Monday, 4:43 PM | 5 comments
Horse racing continues today at Alameda County Fairgrounds with a 1:15 p.m. post time

Six days of live horse racing will continue today at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton Fall Meet at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Monday, 7:44 AM | 1 comment
U.C. Berkeley financial aid advisor to discuss college funding at Pleasanton library today

“Funding Your College Education," a workshop geared toward high school students and their parents, will be the theme of a workshop Wednesday sponsored by the city of Pleasanton.

Monday, 7:28 AM | 1 comment
Las Positas College hosting talk tonight on business success for young adults

Las Positas College will host business leader Corban Bell Wednesday for a talk about success as part of its 4th Annual Business and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

Monday, 7:15 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton’s Don Lewis wins Alameda County Arts Leadership award

Don Lewis of Pleasanton, a music artist and synthesizer innovator, has won the prestigious 2016 Alameda County Arts Leadership award.

Monday, 6:50 AM | 4 comments

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Coast Guard warns of strong swells, rip currents along ocean front today

U.S. Coast Guard officials are urging Bay Area boaters and
beachgoers to take caution while along the coast today because of a forecast of strong swells.

Sunday, 7:34 AM | No comments yet
2nd straight 'Spare the Air' alert issued for today

A second straight Spare the Air alert has been issued in the Bay
Area for Sunday,.

Sunday, 7:23 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dublin San Ramon Services District to close recycled water fill station

Dublin San Ramon Services District will permanently close its residential recycled water fill station in Dublin at the end of the month amid uncertainty over the program's future.

Saturday, 8:15 AM | No comments yet
'Spare the Air' alert issued for today

Bay Area air quality officials have issued a region-wide Spare the
Air alert for Saturday.

Saturday, 8:06 AM | No comments yet

Friday, September 16, 2016

Victim in fatal Hwy. 84 collision was Livermore resident

A man who died Thursday morning in a collision in Sunol was identified by the Alameda County coroner as Jesus Galvez Castro, 27, of Livermore.

Friday, 4:11 PM | No comments yet
Designated bike lanes to be extended throughout Pleasanton

The Pleasanton City Council voted this week to update the city's bicycle master plan to provide funding and strategies for making streets and pathways safer for cycling.

Friday, 8:47 AM | 20 comments
New strides in breast health care

Debra Babin, 57, is diligent about scheduling annual mammograms for herself. "My grandmother had breast cancer," said Babin, office manager for an energy efficiency company. "And my colleague was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 ... it reoccurred in 2013."

Friday, 7:54 AM | No comments yet
Dons football looking for back-to-back wins after shutout

It takes patience to build a sports program at any level or in any sport. And when a team comes out and loses its first two games, sometimes maintaining patience is a bit tougher.

Friday, 7:53 AM | No comments yet
Meet the candidates tonight at Pleasanton Weekly candidates forum

Candidates for Pleasanton mayor and the City Council will face off tonight at a community forum being hosted by the Pleasanton Weekly. The forum comes none too soon.

Friday, 7:52 AM | 40 comments
Axis Community Health doubles capacity for health care to needy

Axis Community Health has opened its new $12 million health center in Pleasanton, a 24,000-square-foot complex on West Las Positas Boulevard that doubles service capacity for the more than 14,000 Tri-Valley low-income, uninsured and under-insured individuals it serves each year.

Friday, 7:51 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Driver dies in 2-vehicle collision on Hwy. 84

A 27-year-old man died in a two-vehicle collision Thursday morning on Highway 84 just south of Pleasanton.

Thursday, 10:15 AM | No comments yet
Thinking about becoming a caregiver? Start discussions early

Becoming a caregiver for an aging relative is a profound expression of love.

Thursday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton making progress on recycled water, and it shows

Some homeowners, responding to emergency water curtailment orders over the past two years, have torn out their frontyards to make them look like their backyard rock gardens, often with picturesque results.

Thursday, 7:40 AM | No comments yet
School board approves updated governance handbook, financial statements at meeting

At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Pleasanton school board approved a revised governance handbook and 2015-16 unaudited financial statements as expected.

Thursday, 7:29 AM | 5 comments
Prospective jurors in Alameda County to be summoned by postcards instead of letters

A new way to summon Alameda County residents to jury service started Friday.

Thursday, 7:28 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

DSRSD asks residents to imagine life without water

A Dublin San Ramon Services District employee is lending her voice to a national effort aimed at making citizens more aware of America's vulnerable water infrastructure.

Wednesday, 6:32 AM | 1 comment
No argument filed against Pleasanton school bond

Pleasanton voters will not be presented with a formal argument against the school district's bond measure when they cast their ballots.

Wednesday, 6:31 AM | 9 comments
Driver arrested in fatal I-680 crash also has DUI case pending from June incident

A Pleasanton woman accused of being intoxicated while causing the Interstate 680 crash that killed a 3-year-old boy in San Ramon last week was arrested roughly three months earlier in her hometown after police alleged she drove while under the influence with her young daughter in the car, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

Wednesday, 6:31 AM | 10 comments

Mark Davis clearly is serious about Sin City Raiders
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