If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 <![CDATA[Assemblywoman Baker to honor Pleasanton veteran Gene Cota]]> Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) will honor Air Force veteran Eugene Cota as Veteran of the Year for the 16th Assembly District in a ceremony at 5 p.m. tonight in the Museum on Main in downtown Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Community picnic to celebrate Independence Day July 4 in downtown park]]> When the Fourth of July arrives Monday, many in Pleasanton will look forward to barbecues, a day by the pool and the Alameda County Fair's annual fireworks spectacular.]]> <![CDATA[3 candidates vying for 2 Pleasanton Council seats in November election]]> Two incumbents and the chairman of the city Planning Commission have launched campaigns to win two open seats on the Pleasanton City Council Nov. 8.]]> <![CDATA[Masons told to stop the partying, but they're moving anyhow]]> Pleasanton Masons have been ordered by the city's Planning Commission to curb outside activities at their lodge on Hopyard Road after a group of neighboring Valley Trails home owners complained about excessive noise and parties.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Senior Center closing for week of repairs July 4]]> The Pleasanton Senior Center will be closed five days starting July 4 for regular maintenance and repairs.]]> <![CDATA[Independence Day: A good time to look at financial independence]]> It's never a bad time to consider life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but Independence Day offers us a special opportunity.]]> <![CDATA[Existing-home sales up 1.8%, highest pace in 9 years]]> Existing-home sales across the U.S. sprang ahead in May to their highest pace in almost a decade, while the uptick in demand this spring amidst lagging supply levels pushed the median sales price to an all-time high.]]> <![CDATA[Elections to have little impact on California housing market]]> Presidential elections have historically had little or no negative impact on the California housing market, according to findings by the California Association of Realtors.]]> <![CDATA[East Bay luxury housing market leveling off]]> Luxury home sales in the East Bay took a breather in May, edging lower from year-ago levels although still surpassing the previous month's total.]]> <![CDATA[City, veterans organizations leaders join in groundbreaking for new Pioneer Cemetery memorial]]> City and civic leaders joined veterans' organizations Monday to break ground on a $300,000 memorial at the top of the hill in Pioneer Cemetery.]]> <![CDATA[Get thee to 'The Winter's Tale' Saturday, Sunday]]> Oft and anon in Pleasanton -- meaning, every summer -- San Francisco Shakespeare Festival comes to Amador Valley Community Park Saturday and Sunday to amuse young and old alike with high-spirited productions of the Bard's offerings.]]> <![CDATA[Fireworks now on sale today in Dublin]]> "Safe and Sane" fireworks are now on sale in Dublin, one of the few cities in the Bay Area where such sales are allowed to be sold by local non-profit organizations.]]>