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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.

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Pleasanton school board meeting set for Tuesday night

The Pleasanton school board is scheduled to meet Sept. 23 in the district's boardroom with the open session starting at 7 p.m.

Sunday, 7:57 AM | No comments yet

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 | No comments yet
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 | 2 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 | No comments yet

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.

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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

Pleasanton LIFE, a special report on "Everything Pleasanton," appeared as an insert in the print edition of the Pleasanton Weekly Friday. It features information and advertisements that only Pleasanton's most trusted, most connected local newspaper can provide.

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 | 13 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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

San Leandro man arrested on suspicion of auto theft

A San Leandro man was arrested on suspicion of auto theft-related charges on Sept. 10.

Tuesday, 6:42 AM | 4 comments
Water, housing, cars on Pleasanton Council's agenda tonight

The Pleasanton City Council faces a crowded agenda tonight with water and housing again at the top of the list.

Tuesday, 6:38 AM | 9 comments

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tri-Valley Heroes: Only one week left to nominate

There's only one week left to nominate an individual, group or organization for the Tri-Valley Heroes award. Find out more by watching Publisher Gina Channell-Allen's interview on "Conversations."

Monday, 10:55 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton's 9th annual 'Drug Take Back' program set for Sept. 27.

The Pleasanton Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will hold the ninth annual Drug Take Back Program on September 27.

Monday, 10:50 PM | No comments yet
PUSD ''livestreaming' TEDxLivermore conference today

The Pleasanton Unified School District is live-streaming the TEDxLivermore event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today in Foothill High School's multipurpose room.

Monday, 10:42 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Council OKs move by Dublin's Stoneridge Chrysler to Staples Ranch auto mall

The Pleasanton City Council Tuesday approved plans by Dublin's Stoneridge Chrysler-Jeep dealership to relocate here and build a 32,000-square-foot showroom and service building on Staples Ranch.

Monday, 7:54 AM | 6 comments
New kosher wine ready for start of Jewish New Year

A new kosher 2012 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon named "Alef" was released Sunday in time for the Jewish New Year, which begins this year at sundown on Sept. 24.

Monday, 7:05 AM | No comments yet
Library needs English, literacy tutors

September is Literacy Awareness Month in California, and the Pleasanton Library Literacy Program is looking for more volunteer literacy tutors.

Monday, 7:01 AM | No comments yet
Sage cafe opens today at Pleasanton Senior Center

The Pleasanton Senior Center will host the Grand Opening of the Sage Café starting at 11:30 a.m. today.

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Brian Copeland one-man show at Las Positas College today

Brian Copeland will present two of his highly acclaimed one-man shows at Las Positas College, the first today and another on Oct. 1.

Monday, 6:53 AM | No comments yet
Buchanan hosting small business forum today

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan will host a free public meeting Wednesday in Dublin for small business owners as well as individuals interested in starting a business.

Monday, 6:51 AM | No comments yet
Chinese dance: Pleasanton studio's dancers performing Sunday at Chabot College

Dancers at the Xiaopei Chinese Dance Inc. studio in Pleasanton will perform at China Night at 3 p.m. Sunday at Chabot College in Hayward.

Monday, 6:48 AM | No comments yet
TRAFFIC ALERT: I-880 reopened after major crash at Marina Blvd.

Pleasanton commuters heading west on I-238 onto I-880 north can expect major delays this morning following a crash in the northbound lanes of I-880 involving a big-rig and at least 12 other vehicles. At least one car caught fire.

Monday, 6:19 AM | No comments yet

Friday, September 12, 2014

Firehouse kicks off season of world-class headliners

The Firehouse Arts Center has kicked off its 2014-15 season, featuring Grammy and Tony Award winners, Broadway headliners, rock and jazz legends, and award-winning theater companies.

Friday, 6:48 AM | No comments yet
Livermore golf pro pleads guilty to abusing boys he taught

A Livermore golf instructor pleaded guilty Thursday to seven felony counts for sexually abusing three boys he was teaching and then trying to solicit someone to murder them.

Friday, 6:43 AM | 4 comments
Air quality agency orders another 'Spare the Air' day

A second straight Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area for Friday because of unhealthy ozone pollution levels expected in the
region, air quality officials said.

Friday, 6:32 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, September 11, 2014

BART board to hear tips today on avoiding strikes

A consultant who was hired by BART's board of directors to try to prevent strikes in the future will present her recommendations to the board at their meeting on Thursday.

Thursday, 8:47 AM | 7 comments
Remembering Sept. 11

"The air was extraordinarily crisp and clear, and the sky unusually blue when I emerged from the subway station on Sept. 11, 2001, and headed to my office building at 140 Broadway across from the World Trade Center," Pleasanton resident Nancy Lyness recalls.

Thursday, 7:51 AM | No comments yet
A day we remembered

Thursday, like Pearl Harbor and the Challenger disaster, was a day we remembered -- where we were, what we were doing, the terrible emotions we felt as terrorists destroyed the two World Trade Center towers, a part of the Pentagon and crashed United Airline Flight 93 into a field at Shanksville, Penn., killing the 40 passengers and crew aboard, including Tom Barnett, the chief financial officer of Thoratec in Pleasanton.

Thursday, 7:48 AM | 11 comments
Pleasanton Weekly, TV30 hosting Pleasanton candidates forums on Oct. 2

The Pleasanton Weekly and TV30 will host two free and public forums for Pleasanton mayoral and City Council candidates starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.

Thursday, 7:35 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sandra J. Wing Foundation's 'Party Palooza' now underway

The 6th annual "Party Palooza" will be held this month and next with nine events planned to raise money for the the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation.

Wednesday, 6:42 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton school board votes to continue modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board voted 3-2 Tuesday against the motion to rescind June's approval of the "modified lite" calendar for the 2015-16 school year.

Wednesday, 6:37 AM | 109 comments

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Local taekwon-do students bring home 18 medals

A team of 20 black-belt students from Jue's Taekwon-Do studio in Pleasanton returned from this year's ITF World Taekwon-Do Championships last month having won a total of 18 medals.

Tuesday, 7:51 AM | No comments yet
9/11 Remembrance ceremony at 9:45 this morning in Pleasanton

The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 will be observed in a brief ceremony starting at 9:45 a.m. today at the headquarters of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, 3560 Nevada St. at Bernal Avenue.

Tuesday, 7:51 AM | 12 comments
Pleasanton Senior Center hosting 'Senior Services Day' today

Today is Senior Services Day at the Pleasanton Senior Center.

Tuesday, 7:50 AM | 1 comment
Red Cross launches online App for blood donors

The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of donors' hands.

Tuesday, 7:11 AM | No comments yet

Measure BB could pay to connect Dublin Boulevard to Livermore
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 1,121 views

Moving to Maine, Maybe
By Roz Rogoff | 4 comments | 954 views

“…and all I ask of dyin’, is to go naturally” *
By Tom Cushing | 11 comments | 713 views