If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2017 <![CDATA[County seeks volunteers for civil grand jury]]> The application process to serve on the Alameda County Superior Court Civil Grand Jury for the 2017-18 term is now open.]]> <![CDATA['Mind Tricks' coming to Firehouse on Sunday]]> Jay Alexander will present magic, comedy and illusions for the mind in his show, "Mind Tricks," at 2 p.m. this Sunday at the Firehouse Arts Center. ]]> <![CDATA[Dykzeul named PUSD Classified Employee of the Year]]> The Pleasanton Unified School District has selected Maria Dykzeul as its 2016-17 Classified Employee of the Year.]]> <![CDATA[City Council OKs commission, committee appointments]]> The Pleasanton City Council last week appointed 21 local resident volunteers to positions on various city commissions and advisory committees. ]]> <![CDATA[Valley View kindergartner showing off kung fu skills on NBC]]> Martial arts are a popular activity for children throughout the Tri-Valley. For 6-year-old Calleigh Tsay, kung fu is a passion that runs in the family and something she looks forward to every week. ]]> <![CDATA[School board approves amended contract for interim superintendent Ochoa]]> The Pleasanton school board Tuesday unanimously approved an addendum to Micaela Ochoa's contract compensating her an extra $10,000 for serving as PUSD's interim superintendent.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Falcons earn close comeback win in EBAL opener]]> The Foothill varsity baseball team opened its East Bay Athletic League season with a win last week, rallying to take a 2-1 win over a tough Dublin team.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Seahawks hosting large swim meet this week]]> The Pleasanton Seahawks and the city's Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center are playing host to the Far Westerns swim meet this weekend that is expected to draw around 1,500 teen swimmers to town.]]> <![CDATA[Calling all submissions for annual Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest]]> Mother's Day is right around the corner on May 14, and the Pleasanton Weekly is once again holding its popular Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest, which is voted on by readers.]]> <![CDATA['Snow White' spoof headed for Pleasanton]]> Each spring, a talented troupe visits underserved schools in the East Bay to acquaint students with the magic of musical theater. To help fund the free shows, East Bay Children's Theatre gives paying performances in public venues, and this year Pleasanton has been added to the schedule.]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: San Jose man dies in I-680 crash in Pleasanton early Saturday]]> The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau has identified San Jose resident Matthew Tia, 33, as the victim of a fatal crash on northbound Interstate 680 in Pleasanton just after 3 a.m. Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Signs of the times]]> When John Deus, 74, takes to the road, he doesn't just keep an eye on the traffic and other hazards. He's also alert for interesting signage. "I think I've photographed about 75 different signs during my travels," said Deus (pronounced the German way, "Doyce").]]> <![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.]]>