If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Say No to unnecessary growth]]> Pleasanton residents have repeatedly shown overwhelming support for slow, balanced growth.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: City of Planned Progress: Fighting for local land use control]]> As your Mayor, I would like to provide you an informed perspective regarding the issue of growth, state-mandates and growth management.]]> <![CDATA[Low interest rates perk up California home sales]]> Lower interest rates and stabilizing home prices combined to boost home sales in June, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) reported this week.]]> <![CDATA[Principal quits job at Alisal Elementary School]]> Alisal Elementary School principal Terri Quesinberry has resigned.]]> <![CDATA[Two Pleasanton school board seats up for grabs]]> Two Pleasanton Unified School District board seats are up for election this November, and both incumbents, plus one challenger, have declared their candidacy thus far.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County earns 7 awards at national conference]]> Thanks to its technology and imaginative approaches to addressing key challenges, Alameda County came away with seven Achievement Awards at the National Association of Counties (NACO) conference this month.]]> <![CDATA[Foreign buyers claiming 14% of home sales in California]]> Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Hilton takes the name DoubleTree]]> The Pleasanton Hilton Hotel has been renamed DoubleTree in a move by the hotels' parent company to increase the use of the DoubleTree name at its suburban facilities while keeping the Hilton name for its upscale hotels in larger cities.]]> <![CDATA[Water restored to Pleasanton apartment complex]]> After four consecutive days without water, residents of Pleasanton's Springhouse Apartments now have their water supply restored. ]]> <![CDATA[Red Cross blood drive in Pleasanton Saturday]]> To help prevent a summer blood shortage, the American Red Cross is holding blood drives throughout the Bay Area, including one Saturday in Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Heroes]]> The Pleasanton Weekly is seeking nominations and sponsorships for the Tri-Valley Heroes awards program, our salute to the individuals, groups or organizations that stand out because of their actions, integrity or honor.
<![CDATA[Shrieking sound keeps Pleasanton residents awake at night]]> Distressing, unnerving and strange sounds have roused Pleasanton resident Keli Martinez in the middle of the night for several years, but she said she and her family finally solved the mystery while walking the dog earlier this month.]]> <![CDATA['Taste Our Terroir' at local wineries this weekend]]> Livermore Valley winegrowers are ready to present their annual premier food and wine affair, Taste Our Terroir Thursday through Sunday, celebrating and educating wine lovers with a "taste of the land."]]> <![CDATA[The New Christy Minstrels to perform in Livermore tonight]]> The New Christy Minstrels will be performing at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore at 7:30 p.m. tonight.]]> <![CDATA[Plein air exhibit at Harrington Gallery ends Saturday]]> This is the final week to view the current exhibit at the Harrington gallery, "Jade Fon Retrospective & Plein Air Painters," which closes Saturday.]]>