PleasantonWeekly.com http://www.pleasantonweekly.com If it is local and useful, it is on PleasantonWeekly.com. en-us <![CDATA[Here come the Easter eggs!]]> Vintage Hills Elementary School kindergartners, joined by dozens of their parents and supporters, took part in a class-wide egg drop assignment April 9, well before the Easter egg rolls that are underway this week. ]]> <![CDATA[AC Transit's CFO charged with stealing church funds]]> Alameda-Contra Costa Transit's chief financial officer has been charged with four felony counts of grand theft for allegedly taking more than
$500,000 over a six-year period from one of Oakland's largest and most prominent churches.]]>
<![CDATA[Plane loses power, lands in field instead of Livermore Airport]]> The pilot of a single-engine plane performed an emergency landing in a field near Livermore after the plane lost engine power late Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Humane Society cancels garden tour because of drought]]> The Valley Humane Society has cancelled its annual Hidden Gardens of the Valley tour scheduled for later this spring because of current drought conditions.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton real estate firm to celebrate grand opening today]]> Better Homes and Gardens Tri-Valley Realty's Pleasanton Office will hold a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting event starting at 5 p.m. this afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Smarter balanced assessment tests underway in Pleasanton schools]]> The Pleasanton school district, along with other districts throughout the state, is participating in a field test of the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) program that will replace the Standardized Testing and Reporting System, also known as the STAR program.]]> <![CDATA[Hart Middle School plans launch of engineering academy]]> Hart Middle School will host an open house April 29 in preparation for its launch of an engineering academy in the 2014-15 school year.]]> <![CDATA[IRS renews phone scam warning after receiving 20,000 complaints]]> The IRS today renewed its warning last fall about a pervasive phone scam that continues to target people across the U.S.]]> <![CDATA[State revenue totaled totaled $6.4 billion in March, state controller reports]]> State Controller John Chiang said Friday that revenues for March totaled $6.4 billion, surpassing estimates in the 2014-15 Governor's budget by $470.9 million, or 7.9%.]]> <![CDATA[ValleyCare auxiliary exceeds 1.6-million hours in volunteer service]]> Since their origination in 1958, even before Valley Memorial Hospital opened, the ValleyCare Auxiliary has given 1,6 million hours of volunteer time and has been responsible for raising more than $6 million to expand facilities, programs and services.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Jack-in-the-Box worker stabbed, Dublin woman seized]]> An employee at a Jack-in-the-Box fast food restaurant in Pleasanton was stabbed multiple times early Sunday by a woman customer.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton planners OK CarMax Auto Superstore in Staples Ranch]]> The Pleasanton Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve plans by CarMax, Inc., the country's largest retailer of used cars, to build a regional auto "Superstore" on a 20-acre site at I-580 and El Charro Road on Pleasanton's far northeast side.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton nonprofit leader named to college post]]> Arnoldo Avalos, the founder and chief executive officer of the Pleasanton-based Avalos Foundation, has been appointed to the California Community Colleges board of governors by Gov. Jerry Brown.]]> <![CDATA[Send in your photos for Weekly's annual Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest]]> With Mother's Day right around the corner, the Pleasanton Weekly is launching its annual Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest.]]> <![CDATA[Separate, 'discrete' trials planned for State Sen. Leland Yee, others, judge says]]> The trial judge presiding over the criminal case of suspended state Sen. Leland Yee and 28 other defendants said at the first full-scale hearing on the case in federal court in San Francisco Friday that he expects it to be broken into several smaller trials.]]> <![CDATA[Review: The Invisible Woman]]> History, they say, is written by the victors. ]]> <![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[Review: 'Lone Survivor']]> One word you won't see used to describe "Lone Survivor," the fact-based movie about a FUBAR Navy SEALs operation: "contemplative."]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Directory]]> When you need a Realtor or mortgage broker, consider these local professionals. ]]>