If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 <![CDATA[Measure K referendum, Primary candidates fill voters' guide now in the mail]]> When you receive your voter information pamphlet that was mailed out yesterday for the June 7 primary, take time to carefully read the arguments in favor and opposed to Measure K.]]> <![CDATA[Fresh Works returns to Firehouse tomorrow]]> Fresh Works No. 6, a much anticipated annual juried exhibition of Greater Bay Area artists of all kinds, opens Saturday with a free opening reception with the artists from 1-3 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Need a kitty fix? Check out this purrody]]> Cue the kittens. Several darling little felines looking for homes through the East Bay SPCA were chosen to star in a video recently, a tweaked version of Adele's song, "Hello," presented as "Meow."]]> <![CDATA[First Wednesday street parties start next week]]> The opening First Wednesday street party of the year is set for Wednesday evening in downtown Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Holocaust Remembrance Day presentation at Congregation Beth Emek May 4]]> Congregation Beth Emek will host a Stanford University professor describing her experience growing up in Germany in the 1970s in a presentation Wednesday evening in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day.]]> <![CDATA[Introducing your Hall of Fame]]> Our readers once again have the chance to vote for their favorite local places to eat, shop and play with the start of our 11th annual Readers' Choice contest, which has a new look this year, including a redesigned logo and the launch of our Readers' Choice Hall of Fame.]]> <![CDATA[Couple's courage in saving Jews in Nazi Germany topic of talk tomorrow at Livermore Library]]> Marty Brounstein, a San Mateo consultant and author who has written a book that describes how a couple aided about two dozen Jews who were being hunted by Nazis during World War II, will discuss the effort in a talk in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Livermore Library Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Drought over? EBMUD suspending water-waster penalties]]> An ordinance that imposes fines on suspected water wasters in the San Ramon Valley and other parts of the East Bay as a reaction to the state's drought is being lifted, according to the East Bay Municipal Utility District.]]> <![CDATA[Wheels to hold public hearing Monday on service changes]]> The Wheels board of directors will hold a public hearing Monday to gather public comments on a service proposal that would bring major changes to the Tri-Valley's public transit system.]]> <![CDATA[Mission San Jose, 9 other California high schools top magazine's annual list]]> Both of Pleasanton's comprehensive high schools received top rankings in the recent U.S. News and World Report's annual list of best American high schools.]]> <![CDATA[Register now for TV30's summer camp]]> Tri-Valley Television is offering students in middle and high schools again this summer an opportunity to learn about video production and broadcasting.]]> <![CDATA[Win Alameda County Fair tickets]]> The Pleasanton Weekly is giving away 20 pairs of tickets to the Alameda County Fair, which begins June 15. ]]> <![CDATA[New-home construction dips across U.S.]]> Nationwide housing starts dropped 3.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.099 million units in January.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Directory]]> Professionals for your real estate and lending needs]]> <![CDATA[Illustrator wows with new view of 'Game of Thrones]]> As "Game of Thrones" fans rejoice as the fourth season of the HBO series premieres, professional animator David Hollin has given them something to talk about with fan art that recasts pivotal scenes to feudal Japan.]]> <![CDATA[Review: 'The Other Woman']]> The women in "The Other Woman" get the equal opportunity, like the men in Judd Apatow movies, to behave like overgrown children, but the power they give their cheatin' man to occupy all their waking hours makes this comedy more sad than funny.]]>