If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 <![CDATA[Opinion: Let the campaigns begin]]> With all candidates in place for the Pleasanton municipal and school board elections on Nov. 8, the campaigns are underway to win voters at the ballot box. ]]> <![CDATA[Valley Concert Chorale seeking seasoned singers]]> The Valley Concert Chorale is holding auditions next month for experienced singers who can sight-read and who enjoy exciting and challenging music. The chorale performs music that ranges from classical to contemporary and folk to jazz.]]> <![CDATA[Amador Valley grad joins the circus]]> Evan Wiley, 26, thought he might have a career in basketball when he played point guard at Las Positas College and Chabot after graduating in 2008 from Amador Valley High School.]]> <![CDATA[Take Us Along: A little mom-daughter bonding]]> This year's Amador Valley High competition cheer team spent last weekend in Twain Harte on a mother-daughter bonding trip. ]]> <![CDATA[Livermore market sustains $300,000 in damages after Saturday fire]]> Firefighters have extinguished an early morning fire at a downtown Livermore business.]]> <![CDATA[Child cruelty charges filed against worker at Livermore charter school]]> The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has filed misdemeanor assault and battery and child cruelty charges against a Livermore preparatory academy worker for allegedly physically abusing a foreign exchange student in January.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton students score higher in 2nd year of new state testing]]> Pleasanton students overall performed better in the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), as did children across the state according to test results released Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Auction fundraiser to be held today at Camp Arroyo]]> The hills will be alive Sunday as three-time Grammy Award-winning blues musician Keb Mo performs at Camp Arroyo for the Taylor Family Foundation's 26th annual Day in the Park auction fundraiser.]]> <![CDATA[McKenzie leaving League of California Cities]]> Chris McKenzie, executive director of the League of California Cities for the past 17 years, announced his retirement this week.]]> <![CDATA[Goodguys show closes at 3 p.m. today at Fairgrounds]]> The Goodguys' 30th West Coast Nationals show will end its three-day run at 3 p.m. today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.]]> <![CDATA['All gender' single-use restroom bill goes to governor]]> California businesses and state government buildings may be required to make single-occupancy restrooms available to all genders starting next year if a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) is signed into law.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Youth View students broadcasting new show]]> Tri-Valley Youth View, a 30 minute special TV program produced by middle and high school students who attended one of the TV30's Summer Camps, is now airing on TV30 and on the stationís website at]]> <![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.]]>