PleasantonWeekly.com http://www.pleasantonweekly.com If it is local and useful, it is on PleasantonWeekly.com. en-us <![CDATA[What's in your house?]]> Tricia Hoekwater returned home from work one day in 2000 to find that her house had been robbed.]]> <![CDATA[Seniors living well: Activities keep minds, bodies well-tuned]]> Once over the hill, we pick up speed -- so the joke goes. This may be so, but seniors today aim at slowing down the process, by eating right and exercising their brains as well as their bodies.]]> <![CDATA[Safeway shareholders approve Albertsons merger]]> In a move that could have far-reaching implications for Pleasanton, Safeway shareholders voted overwhelmingly Friday to approve the acquisition of the Pleasanton-based supermarket chain by an affiliate of Albertsons, another national supermarket firm that has its corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho.]]> <![CDATA[BART awarded $17.4-million fedeeral grant to better secure Transbay Tube]]> Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and a group of others in Congress have led a successful effort to obtain a $17.4 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security secure the Transbay BART Tube that connects the East Bay and San Francisco against a potential terrorist attack.]]> <![CDATA[Pros and cons for adopting a new pet]]> When Gail Ruvalcaba met Puddles at the Valley Humane Society, she knew he was the purrfect pet for her. She was seeking to provide a good life -- and a good ending -- for a cat, and Puddles, although less than 2 years old, has a limited life expectancy.]]> <![CDATA[New racketeering charges against suspended state Sen. Yee, others]]> A federal grand jury in San Francisco issued an expanded corruption and organized-crime indictment Friday that includes new racketeering charges against suspended state Sen. Leland Yee, Chinatown
association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and others.]]>
<![CDATA[Lewd acts charges lead to arrest of Livermore soccer facility coach]]> A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a lewd act on a child in Livermore.]]> <![CDATA[Students produce one-hour special of local interviews for TV30]]> Tri-Valley Youth View, a one-hour special TV program produced by middle and high school students who attended the TV30 Summer Camp, is currently airing on TV30.]]> <![CDATA[Shadow Cliffs beaches closed due to E. coli levels]]> Shadow Cliffs beaches have been closed due to high levels of E. coli bacteria measurement.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton's Relay for Life takes steps forward in fight against cancer]]> Pleasanton's annual Relay for Life event last weekend brought out 26 registered teams, 62 cancer survivors and 236 individual participants, equipped with walking shoes and water bottles to fight against cancer. ]]> <![CDATA[Principal quits job at Alisal Elementary School]]> Alisal Elementary School principal Terri Quesinberry has resigned.]]> <![CDATA[Two Pleasanton school board seats up for grabs]]> Two Pleasanton Unified School District board seats are up for election this November, and both incumbents, plus one challenger, have declared their candidacy thus far.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Heroes]]> The Pleasanton Weekly is seeking nominations and sponsorships for the Tri-Valley Heroes awards program, our salute to the individuals, groups or organizations that stand out because of their actions, integrity or honor.
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<![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.]]> <![CDATA[Report: East Bay luxury home sales jump 43% in November]]> The East Bay's luxury housing market continued its rally in November with high-end sales jumping 43.2 percent from a year ago, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.]]> <![CDATA[How to use your home to its full capacity]]> Your home should support your life. Are you using your home to its full capacity?
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<![CDATA[Pleasanton agent named president of women's Realtor group]]> Barbara Clemons, a veteran agent at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Pleasanton office, has been named president of the Southern Alameda County chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors (WCR) for 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Directory]]> When you need a Realtor or mortgage broker, consider these local professionals. ]]>