PleasantonWeekly.com http://www.pleasantonweekly.com If it is local and useful, it is on PleasantonWeekly.com. en-us <![CDATA[Mushroom exhibit at Alviso Adobe]]> A new exhibit at Alviso Adobe Community Park explores the lives and environmental roles of fungi.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore mayor in Washington on Tri-Valley water issues]]> Livermore Mayor John Marchand represented the Tri-Valley at a meeting earlier this month with Congressional representatives in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to discuss issues affecting water quality and infrastructure.]]> <![CDATA[WWII veteran turns 100 in Pleasanton]]> Lanthey Pepares, a veteran who served during World War II, celebrated his 100th birthday at the Veterans Memorial Building in Pleasanton on March 15 with a group that included Rich Ghere, American Legion; Hal Strunk, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); Dave Ham, VFW; Pepares; Dave Caldwell, VFW; Wayne Thomas, VFW; and Larry Brumm, VFW.]]> <![CDATA[School district to host Common Core workshop]]> The Pleasanton Unified School District, along with the Alameda County Office of Education, is set to host a Common Core State Standards Workshop on April 25.]]> <![CDATA[Counties finalize State Senate special primary results]]> Election officials in Alameda and Contra Costa counties have finalized their results from this month's special primary for State Senate District 7, with the candidate placements remaining the same as reported in Election Night totals and voter turnout coming in a shade under 24% overall.]]> <![CDATA[Bunny Hop Egg Hunt in downtown Pleasanton Saturday]]> Children ages 10 years and younger are invited to participate in the Pleasanton Downtown Association's first Bunny Hop Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4.]]> <![CDATA['Easter Parade' in concert at Firehouse Saturday]]> That spring classic, "Easter Parade," made in 1948 and starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, is being celebrated at the Firehouse Arts Center on Easter weekend in a cabaret-style tribute with the Irving Berlin songs and scenes from the film. Performances will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 4.]]> <![CDATA[AVHS grad serves aboard USS New Orleans]]> A Pleasanton woman and Amador Valley High School graduate has been serving aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), one of the Navy's newest and most advanced amphibious ships, designed to deliver Marines and their equipment to and from war zones.
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<![CDATA[Pleasanton PTA seeks 'Excellence in Education' nominations]]> The Pleasanton Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council is accepting nominations for the 25th annual Excellence in Education Awards.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton seeks teen poet laureates for 2015-16]]> The City of Pleasanton is looking for applicants to be Pleasanton's Teen Poet Laureate for the 2015-16 academic year.]]> <![CDATA[Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans']]> As I sit in my room staring at the list of colleges I've resolved to try to get into, trying to determine my odds of getting into each, I can't help but feel desolate.]]> <![CDATA[Mother-Daughter Lookalike photos due on April 9]]> Spring is here, which means Mother's Day and the Pleasanton Weekly annual Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest. This year photos are due by 6 a.m., Thursday, April 9 via email to contest@pleasantonweekly.com. Winners are featured in the Mother's Day edition.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Rotary Clubs celebrating 50 years of service here]]> When book publisher John C. Burkhardt accepted the charter for the new Rotary Club of Pleasanton in June 1965, he could not have imagined what Rotary would ultimately mean for his community.]]>