If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Enjoy 3 holiday events in downtown Pleasanton starting tomorrow]]> Downtown Pleasanton rings in the holiday season with three events for children and adults on Main Street.]]> <![CDATA[2014 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund now underway]]> Today marks the start of the Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign, a time when we ask our readers to turn their thoughts to supporting local nonprofit agencies and services that care for those in need year-round.]]> <![CDATA[2 robberies attempted at local pharmacies, 1 succeeds]]> A lone robber attempted to hold up a pharmacy at a Safeway supermarket on Bernal Avenue without success yesterday but police believe the same man succeeded in stealing drugs a few minutes later from the pharmacy inside the Walmart store on Rosewood Drive.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton cheer teams qualify for nationals with high rankings]]> Four Pleasanton school cheer teams have qualified to compete at a national cheerleading competition scheduled for the end of March 2015.]]> <![CDATA[ValleyCare 'members' OK merger with Stanford]]> The ValleyCare Health System's corporate membership has overwhelmingly approved proposed bylaws and articles of incorporation changes enabling the affiliation process with Stanford Health Care to move forward, it was announced today.]]> <![CDATA[Police chase ends in Livermore, 2 arrests]]> Two men were arrested Wednesday morning after leading Pleasanton and Livermore police on a vehicle pursuit that ended at Yorkshire and Briarwood drives in Livermore.]]> <![CDATA[Council gives go-ahead to upgrade, expand Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery]]> A City Council that just a few years ago was reluctant to spend $1 to acquire the historic, but run-down cemetery on Sunol Boulevard voted unanimously Tuesday night to spend $4.5 million to upgrade and expand what is now called Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery.]]> <![CDATA[Zone 7 awarded $3-million in grants for drought projects, conservation]]> The Zone 7 Water Agency, which supplies water to the city of Pleasanton, will be awarded $3 million in grants for drought-relief projects and another $282,000 to increase its water conservation programs.]]> <![CDATA[PUSD board approves textbooks]]> The Pleasanton school board voted Tuesday to approve a certification of compliance declaring the sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials. ]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Hero: Fashion philanthropy]]> Alamo teen Riley Glasson helps provide a sense of confidence and optimism for her peers through the organization she manages called 1Closet, which collects and donates gently used and new clothing to teenagers in need. ]]> <![CDATA[Seahwawks weekend swim meet starts today with 600-800 expected here]]> The Pleasanton Seahawks swim team will host a three-day Junior Olympic swim meet starting at 4 p.m. today at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center.]]>