If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Pleasanton Seahawks recognized at awards banquet]]> Four Pleasanton Seahawks were honored as Outstanding Swimmers in their age groups at the annual Pacific Swimming Awards Banquet held last month in Milpitas. A Seahawks' relay team also won Relay of the Year.]]> <![CDATA[Trio arrested for conspiracy to steal Macy's merchandise]]> Three Oakland women were arrested Nov. 19 for allegedly conspiring to steal more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from the Macy's Men store at Stoneridge Shopping Center.]]> <![CDATA[Bangin' drums with Blue Devils]]> Pleasanton students that participate in music and the performing arts are able to add to that experience by being a part of the internationally recognized drum and bugle corps -- the Blue Devils B.]]> <![CDATA[Black Friday shoppers: Here they come]]> Black Friday is finally here, but the hype started weeks ago and both Stoneridge Shopping Center and the Premium Outlets in Livermore opened Thursday evening. And, that's saying nothing about the online sales that have been going on for days, if not weeks. ]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Sliders earn another tournament title]]> The Tri-Valley Sliders baseball club outscored opponents 40-4 and posted a no-hitter en route to taking home the recent 16U November Classic Baseball championship, the regional squad's fourth tournament win this fall.]]> <![CDATA[Local sister-brother duo net bronze at world championships]]> Siblings Nikita and Vedant Chauhan, members of the ClubSport Pleasanton junior racquetball team, earned individual and team bronze medals at an international racquetball competition held last month in Colombia.]]> <![CDATA[East Bay luxury home sales soar 46% in October]]> The East Bay's luxury housing market remained red hot last month, with sales soaring more than 46% from a year ago and the median sale price jumping more than 13%.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County employees set new record for donations to food bank]]> Six Alameda County departments have been honored with awards for their winning entries in the county's 2nd annual Stone Soup Holiday Food Drive and Design Competition.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Hero: He leapt to help his fellow man]]> Phil Scholz was the kind of guy who always reached out to help others. So it was in character Jan. 20 at the train station in Santa Clara when Phil, a Pleasanton resident who had been commuting on ACE for seven years, rushed to help a man on the tracks. Video cameras recorded Phil dropping his backpack and lying on the platform, extending his arms to the man over the 4-foot drop.]]> <![CDATA[Thoratec to make 2 investor presentations next month]]> Executives of Pleasanton-based Thoratec Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of device-based mechanical circulatory support heart therapies, will discuss the company's performance and future prospects at two investor conferences in December.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon attorney changes plea for fatal hit-and-run crash in Dublin]]> A San Ramon attorney, who was arrested in May 2012 for allegedly running down a bicyclist in Dublin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter.]]> <![CDATA[Smart financial moves for transitioning vets]]> The latest generation of veterans faces a particularly complicated financial picture, attributed to multiple deployments, a tough civilian economy, predatory lending threats at home and disability and health issues.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton launches new, expanded website with contemporary look]]> The city of Pleasanton has launched a newly designed website at]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Hero: All-time conductor]]> For 50 years, maestro Arthur Barnes made the drive in five o'clock traffic from the Peninsula to the Tri-Valley to conduct the Livermore-Amador Symphony, bringing it into the 21st century as a renowned classical orchestra. ]]> <![CDATA[Travel by Californians this week could reach highest level since 2007]]> Thanksgiving week holiday travel for Californians could reach its highest level since 2007.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton parade, other holiday happenings in the Tri-Valley]]> Festive crowds fill the streets and concert halls at this time of year, a favorite part of the season for many.]]> <![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. 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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[Real Estate Directory]]> When you need a Realtor or mortgage broker, consider these local professionals. ]]>