If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Yale Russian Chorus to perform in Livermore Saturday]]> When the Yale Russian Chorus reached out across the country to find interested audiences, St. Innocent Orthodox Church in Livermore responded.]]> <![CDATA[Consider life without owning a car]]> Most baby boomers couldn't envision their early adult years without a car. However, times are changing and younger commuters are leading the way.]]> <![CDATA[Thoratec to describe benefits of its advanced-stage heart devices to investors]]> Pleasanton-based Thoratec Corporation will be participating in two upcoming investor conferences this month, starting with the Raymond James 36th Annual Institutional Investors Conference on Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[News from around the Bay for Monday, March 2]]> The following reports were issued early Monday by Bay City News, the region's news service that serves the Pleasanton Weekly.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore police make arrest in Sunday's double murder]]> Police arrested a man in his late 20s Sunday on suspicion that he shot two men to death in Livermore earlier in the day, police said.]]> <![CDATA[COMMUTER ALERT: State Highway 84 closed just east of Ruby Hill]]> The California Highway patrol reported at 6:40 a.m. this morning that Highway 84 is closed just east of Ruby Hill Boulevard.]]> <![CDATA[Walmart makes $1,000 donation to new Senior Center nonprofit]]> Walmart has contributed $1,000 to The Friends of Pleasanton Senior Center, a newly-founded charitable foundation, with the donation to be used to improve the services and enhance the center's popular Sage Café that caters to Pleasanton senior residents.]]> <![CDATA[Smoke alarm credited with saving Livermore homeowner's life]]> A smoke alarm awakened a sleeping homeowner in Livermore early Friday to a raging fire in the home's garage, giving him enough time to escape the blaze through a bedroom window and call 911.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Weekly distributes $80,940 to 10 Holiday Fund beneficiaries]]> The Pleasanton Weekly distributed checks totaling $80,940 Thursday to 10 nonprofits that are beneficiaries of the newspaper's 2014 Holiday Fund campaign.]]> <![CDATA[Road to Anaheim]]> Since the end of last summer, Pleasanton school cheer teams have been working hard to prepare for the national cheer competition in Anaheim. Practices, cheering at games, competing at regional cheer competitions -- all to prepare them for what is sometimes known as the "Super Bowl of Cheerleading."]]> <![CDATA[Malatesta installed as president of PDA]]> Downtown restaurant owner Vic Malatesta has been installed for a second year in a row as president of the Pleasanton Downtown Association.]]> <![CDATA['The Spirit of the Old West']]> Jerry Fick's "The Spirit of the Old West," a permanent exhibit at the Blackhawk Museum, showcases the American westward expansion from the early 1700s through the early 1900s.]]> <![CDATA[Whole Foods to open Dublin store in May]]> A new 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market will open May 20 in a new retail center under construction across Hacienda Drive from Hacienda Crossings at Dublin Boulevard.]]> <![CDATA[Red Cross to hold Tri-Valley blood drives this month]]> All throughout March, the American Red Cross will be recognizing the country's everyday heroes for its Red Cross Month.]]> <![CDATA[Realtors rate home improvement costs, value]]> Homeowners often consider various remodeling and replacement projects as a way to add value to their homes. In a recent report, Realtors rated small and exterior projects that offer more value and give homeowners a better chance of recouping their costs.]]> <![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[How to use your home to its full capacity]]> Your home should support your life. Are you using your home to its full capacity?
<![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. ]]>