If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 <![CDATA[County board places $580-million affordable housing bond on November ballot]]> The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to place a $580-million Affordable Housing bond on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot to provide funds for in investment in homes for first-time home buyers and low-income renters.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Senior Center closing for week of repairs July 4]]> The Pleasanton Senior Center will be closed five days starting July 4 for regular maintenance and repairs.]]> <![CDATA[Independence Day: A good time to look at financial independence]]> It's never a bad time to consider life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but Independence Day offers us a special opportunity.]]> <![CDATA[Existing-home sales up 1.8%, highest pace in 9 years]]> Existing-home sales across the U.S. sprang ahead in May to their highest pace in almost a decade, while the uptick in demand this spring amidst lagging supply levels pushed the median sales price to an all-time high.]]> <![CDATA[Elections to have little impact on California housing market]]> Presidential elections have historically had little or no negative impact on the California housing market, according to findings by the California Association of Realtors.]]> <![CDATA[East Bay luxury housing market leveling off]]> Luxury home sales in the East Bay took a breather in May, edging lower from year-ago levels although still surpassing the previous month's total.]]> <![CDATA[City, veterans organizations leaders join in groundbreaking for new Pioneer Cemetery memorial]]> City and civic leaders joined veterans' organizations Monday to break ground on a $300,000 memorial at the top of the hill in Pioneer Cemetery.]]> <![CDATA[Blue Star Moms hosting food drive for U.S. troops today at Fairgrounds]]> The Alameda County Fair will host a drive Wednesday benefiting the local Blue Star Moms, a group that sends care packages to deployed U.S. Troops in the Middle East.]]> <![CDATA[Get thee to 'The Winter's Tale' Saturday, Sunday]]> Oft and anon in Pleasanton -- meaning, every summer -- San Francisco Shakespeare Festival comes to Amador Valley Community Park Saturday and Sunday to amuse young and old alike with high-spirited productions of the Bard's offerings.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin, Pleasanton moving forward on considering new big box stores despite opposition]]> Representatives of IKEA will hold a community meeting starting at 7 p.m. tonight to provide details of a two-story, 377,000-square-foot furnishings store it plans to build on a vacant 27-acre site at Hacienda Drive and I-580 in Dublin, directly across from the Walmart center, Oracle and Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Bicyclist who died in Pleasanton crash Thursday identified as Gail Turner, 72]]> A bicyclist who died after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday morning at the intersection of Bernal and Valley avenues and Stanley Boulevard has been identified as 72-year-old Gail Turner.]]> <![CDATA[Community meeting scheduled tonight to explain new water metering system]]> Two community outreach meetings are planned to demonstrate the new automated water meters that will replace existing meters in Pleasanton homes and businesses starting in August.]]> <![CDATA[Fireworks now on sale today in Dublin]]> "Safe and Sane" fireworks are now on sale in Dublin, one of the few cities in the Bay Area where such sales are allowed to be sold by local non-profit organizations.]]> <![CDATA[New-home construction dips across U.S.]]> Nationwide housing starts dropped 3.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.099 million units in January.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Directory]]> Professionals for your real estate and lending needs]]> <![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.]]>