If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[An early visit with Santa in Pleasanton]]> Santa Claus is everywhere these days, but at some point most parents take their children for "the visit" -- a chance for a one-on-one with jolly old St. Nick. ]]> <![CDATA[Deck the Halls: All five senses enjoy the holiday season]]> Preparing a home for the holidays involves all the senses -- sight, sounds, scents, taste and touch.]]> <![CDATA[Arizona woman injured at Livermore outlets died Tuesday]]> A 61-year-old woman who was injured Dec. 9 in a suspicious incident at the Livermore Premium Outlets parking lot died Tuesday, police said Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Ken Mano named Pleasanton Weekly's Man of the Year]]> Meet Ken Mano, Pleasanton Weekly's "Man of the Year" for 2014. ]]> <![CDATA[Livermore Lab's National Ignition Facility earns magazine's award]]> Physics World, an international monthly magazine published by the Institute of Physics, has named Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility's (NIF) achievement of fuel gain one of its top 10 "Breakthroughs of the Year."]]> <![CDATA[Nurses at San Ramon Regional, other Tenet-owned hospitals voting on new 4-year contract]]> Registered nurses at six Tenet Health hospitals from Northern to Southern California, including at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, are voting this week on a new four-year agreement with the hospital system that protects health coverage and provides for pension and economic gains.]]> <![CDATA[Council votes to move forward on East Side development planning]]> Following through on their campaign pledges, newly-elected and re-elected members of the Pleasanton City Council Tuesday voted to approve a preliminary plan for development of roughly 400 acres of largely vacant land on the city's east side.]]> <![CDATA[Pedestrian killed in crash Wednesday on Stoneridge identified as Livermore resident]]> A pedestrian who was killed Wednesday night after being struck by a vehicle has been identified as 24-year-old David Reardon of Livermore, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau.]]> <![CDATA[Fremont Bank makes $5,000 grants to 18 charities]]> Fremont Bank Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Pleasanton's and the Bay Area's Fremont Bank, has chosen to support 18 local nonprofits that serve food or distribute food baskets year-round with financial grants to help them provide extra food and basic necessities to local low-income residents and families.]]> <![CDATA[Callippe Preserve Golf Course management wins top environmental award]]> CourseCo, the San Francisco Bay Area-based golf management and development company which oversees Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton, has been awarded an Environmental Leader in Golf Award (ELGA) for superior environmental stewardship at two Bay Area golf courses, including Callippe. ]]> <![CDATA[Housing starts in U.S. fall 1.6% in November]]> Following an upwardly revised rate in October, housing starts in November slipped 1.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.028 million units, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.]]> <![CDATA[Double Racing Festival returns to Pleasanton Sunday]]> The third annual Pleasanton Double Racing Festival is set for this Sunday, with the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation listed as the race beneficiary.]]> <![CDATA[Sister City Association seeks exchange students for summer in Mexico]]> The Pleasanton Tulancingo Sister City Association is opening applications for its youth cultural exchange summer program next year.]]> <![CDATA[2014 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund now underway]]> The 2014 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign is now underway, a time when we ask our readers to turn their thoughts to supporting local nonprofit agencies and services that care for those in need year-round.]]> <![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?
<![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. ]]>