If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Council OKs Asian-focused retail center on northeast side]]> The Pleasanton City Council Tuesday approved the construction of a multi-million-dollar, Asian-focused retail and office center in Staples Ranch which will serve as a designated gateway to the city's northeast side.]]> <![CDATA[State increases water project allocation]]> The California Department of Water Resources notified Zone 7 Water Agency, which supplies treated drinking water to retailers serving Pleasanton residents, and other State Water Contractors that the 2015 allocation is being increased from 15% to 20%.]]> <![CDATA[Two men fatally shot in Livermore identified]]> Police yesterday released the names of two men who were shot to death in Livermore late Sunday afternoon in an apparent dispute over contraband.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Spare the Air season comes to a close]]> The Bay Area Air Quality Management District's 2014-2015 Winter Spare the Air season ended last Saturday with a total of 23 Winter Spare the Air Alerts issued.]]> <![CDATA[Foothill PTO supports PTSA formation]]> Foothill High School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) voted in full support of establishing a Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) during its Feb. 18 meeting.]]> <![CDATA[Equality California endorses Joan Buchanan for State Senate]]> Equality California has announced its sole endorsement of Joan Buchanan in her campaign for State Senate.]]> <![CDATA[District attorney to talk about dangers of prescription drugs at Pleasanton forum]]> The City of Pleasanton's Free Community Education Series continues on Wednesday, March 18 with a special presentation for parents and students entitled "What Every Parent Needs to Know: The Dangers of Prescription Drugs."]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton mayor, most on council endorse Glazer for State Senate]]> Candidate for State Senate Steve Glazer said Monday that he has secured endorsements from four out of the five members of the Pleasanton City Council.]]> <![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[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 in Orlando, Florida today.]]> <![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['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[Red Cross to hold Pleasanton blood drive today through Friday]]> The American Red Cross will be hosting over 20 blood drives throughout the Tri-Valley in March including three in Pleasanton today through Friday.]]>