If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Understanding Common Core]]> As the first month of the new year ends, the Pleasanton school district is continuing to fully implement the new Common Core State Standards.]]> <![CDATA[DSRSD hires new managers for engineering, administration]]> Dublin San Ramon Services District, which provides wastewater treatment to Pleasanton, has hired two senior managers to oversee engineering and administration, filling openings created when three members of its management team retired in 2013.]]> <![CDATA[MTC seeks to fill vacancies on advisory council]]> The Metropolitan Transportation Commission -- the Bay Area's transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency -- is recruiting interested Bay Area residents to fill three vacancies on its Policy Advisory Council.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County offering no-cost tax preparation for low/moderate income taxpayers]]> The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is providing no cost IRS-certified tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers through April 15.]]> <![CDATA[College district board names new trustee to replace Barbara Mertes]]> William Macedo of Livermore has been appointed to the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District board of trustees, taking the seat vacated by Barbara Mertes, who retired in December.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton school district loses ruling in Vranesh case]]> An attempt by the Pleasanton Unified School District to deny former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh a hearing into its allegations against him has been rejected and the district has been ordered to immediately make more than 25 individuals available for depositions.]]> <![CDATA[Hacienda manager installed as chairman of Pleasanton Chamber]]> James Paxson, general manager of Hacienda, was installed Tuesday as chairman of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce for 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Millennials seek smaller houses, but won't sacrifice details]]> As Millennials begin to enter the home buying market in larger numbers, homes will get a little smaller, laundry rooms will be essential and home technology will become increasingly prevalent.]]> <![CDATA[Youth in Government Day applications due Saturday]]> Pleasanton high school students still have time to apply to participate in the 2015 Youth in Government Day scheduled for Feb. 19.]]> <![CDATA[Board discusses laptop program for Pleasanton middle schools]]> The Pleasanton school board heard a report from middle school principals at its meeting Tuesday night about a proposal to expand the traditional Laptop Program to all middle school students.]]> <![CDATA[Albertsons, Safeway receive clearance for proposed merger]]> AB Acquisition LLC, which owns Boise-based Albertsons, and Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. have received clearance from the Federal Trade Commission for the companies' proposed merger, which was announced on March 6, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin Council ends two months of debate, chooses Wehrenberg for vacant seat]]> After nearly 15 hours of public and closed-door meetings over the last two months, the Dublin City Council Monday night voted 3-1 to appoint former planning commissioner Doreen Wehrenberg to fill Mayor David Haubert's vacated seat on the council.]]> <![CDATA[4 Democrats, 1 Republican enter State Senate race]]> The candidate list for the upcoming State Senate special election is set, with four Democrats and one Republican successfully filing nomination papers last week to qualify for the race to represent Pleasanton and the rest of the 7th State Senate District.]]>