If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Killing of Pleasanton native ignites debate over 'sanctuary' cities]]> Sanchez had been held earlier in the year in San Francisco jail but was released due to the city's "sanctuary" policy, which does not allow officials to hold individuals solely on their immigration status. He had also been deported to Mexico five times.]]> <![CDATA[Man on probation arrested in slaying of Amador Valley grad]]> A man accused of shooting and killing a 32-year-old Plesanton woman near the San Francisco Ferry Building last Wednesday had been deported five times for various felonies, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson reported.]]> <![CDATA[Suspected burglar fatally shot in chase outside Specialty Sales Classics]]> A man fleeing the showroom at Specialty Sales Classics auto sales at 2 a.m. Sunday was shot and killed by Pleasanton police who had responded to a burglar alarm at the dealership.]]> <![CDATA[Take Us Along: Great Wall]]> Pictured are Carly and Maggie on the MuTianYu section of the Great Wall, reading a December 2004 issue of the Pleasanton Weekly with their family on the cover.]]> <![CDATA[Local athletes combine for 10 medals at karate tourney]]> Five young students from Pleasanton-based Tri-Valley Karate earned 10 total medals at the Northern California Invitational Karate Tournament in Cupertino earlier this season.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton man named to Ducks Unlimited board]]> Pleasanton resident Dave Hinman was elected to the Ducks Unlimited national board of directors during the nonprofit organization's annual convention in Milwaukee.]]> <![CDATA[Sierra Club says new electric rates will cost majority more]]> A San Francisco-based conservation group said a new electricity rate plan passed Friday by the California Public Utilities Commission will raise rates on majority of customers and make the air dirtier.]]> <![CDATA[Local baseball team wins N.Y. tournament]]> The local Headfirst 10U Bercovich baseball team took home the division championship in the league's week-long Cooperstown N.Y. Tournament, finishing off its 8-1 tourney record with a 9-5 victory in the title game June 18.]]> <![CDATA[Red Cross asks for blood donations now to avoid summer shortage]]> The American Red Cross is asking eligible blood and platelet donors to step up and donate now before they go on vacation to avoid a summer shortage.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Weekly's 2015 Readers Choice winners]]> With 29,764 confirmed votes in the 2015 Readers Choice Pleasanton contest, our loyal readers gave their input about which businesses, professionals and places are the best of the best in categories within beauty and style, epicure, health and fitness, home and vehicle, kids and pets, rest and recreation, and services.]]>