If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Don't let family stories disappear]]> To record family photographs and the stories behind them, Bill Levesque has launched Photos can be uploaded to the site, then other family members can pitch in with their memories and background information.]]> <![CDATA[What's in your house?]]> Tricia Hoekwater returned home from work one day in 2000 to find that her house had been robbed.]]> <![CDATA[Seniors living well: Activities keep minds, bodies well-tuned]]> Once over the hill, we pick up speed -- so the joke goes. This may be so, but seniors today aim at slowing down the process, by eating right and exercising their brains as well as their bodies.]]> <![CDATA[Safeway shareholders approve Albertsons merger]]> In a move that could have far-reaching implications for Pleasanton, Safeway shareholders voted overwhelmingly Friday to approve the acquisition of the Pleasanton-based supermarket chain by an affiliate of Albertsons, another national supermarket firm that has its corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho.]]> <![CDATA[BART awarded $17.4-million federal grant to better secure Transbay Tube]]> Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and a group of others in Congress have led a successful effort to obtain a $17.4 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security secure the Transbay BART Tube that connects the East Bay and San Francisco against a potential terrorist attack.]]> <![CDATA[Pros and cons for adopting a new pet]]> When Gail Ruvalcaba met Puddles at the Valley Humane Society, she knew he was the purrfect pet for her. She was seeking to provide a good life -- and a good ending -- for a cat, and Puddles, although less than 2 years old, has a limited life expectancy.]]> <![CDATA[Lewd acts charges lead to arrest of Livermore soccer facility coach]]> A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a lewd act on a child in Livermore.]]> <![CDATA[Students produce one-hour special of local interviews for TV30]]> Tri-Valley Youth View, a one-hour special TV program produced by middle and high school students who attended the TV30 Summer Camp, is currently airing on TV30.]]> <![CDATA[Beaches still closed at Shadow Cliffs due to E. coli levels]]> Shadow Cliffs beaches have been closed due to high levels of E. coli bacteria measurement.]]> <![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[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.