If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2015 <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Hero: Arlie Smith, for the children]]> Arlie Smith's face and smile are known to thousands throughout the San Ramon Valley, and now many of them in turn have helped his name become synonymous with a deep commitment to raising vital funds for children in need.]]> <![CDATA[Double play]]> Ryan Weiglein knows what one of his teammates is thinking with just a look, and he can predict whether the other player is confident or uncertain. He said it's as easy as reading his own face. Then again, he's talking about his identical twin brother, Dylan.]]> <![CDATA[Back from Paris in the nick of time]]> When Pleasanton Realtor Jennifer Haus got off her Delta flight in Los Angeles at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, she found 23 urgent messages on her cellphone, and with good reason.]]> <![CDATA[Local performances to usher in holidays]]> Heat up the eggnog, pass the fruitcake and slip your favorite holiday movie into the DVD player. One great thing about this time of year is those beloved films and songs, plus the live seasonal offerings -- "The Nutcracker" and "Sing-It-Yourself Messiah" to name two.]]> <![CDATA[CHP ramps up efforts to reduce roadway deaths this Thanksgiving weekend]]> The California Highway Patrol has been cracking down on impaired and unrestrained drivers this Thanksgiving weekend by increasing its patrols.]]> <![CDATA[Declining registration leads to merger of 2 Pleasanton Little league organizations]]> Pleasanton American Little League and Pleasanton National Little League have combined efforts to create a new, joint Pleasanton Little League starting in the upcoming season.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday parade set for Saturday on Main Street]]> Pleasanton's Hometown Holiday celebration, the city's most festive event, starts at 5 p.m. next Saturday, Dec. 5, featuring music, floats, colorfully-dressed marching groups and, of course, Santa himself]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Weekly's 2015 Holiday Fund now underway]]> The 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[Send us your photos with Santa]]> Are your children (or fur-kids) visiting Santa Claus this year? Share your photos with us! ]]> <![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[Real Estate Directory]]> When you need a Realtor or mortgage broker, consider these local professionals. ]]>