If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2015 <![CDATA[Defendant to stand trial for murder in shooting death of Kate Steinle]]> A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled today that an undocumented immigrant accused of shooting Pleasanton native Kate Steinle in July at San Francisco's Pier 14 will stand trial for murder.]]> <![CDATA[Seahawks swim at international all-star meet]]> Six top Pleasanton Seahawks swam as part of the Pacific Swimming all-star team during the international North American Challenge Cup in La Jolla earlier this summer.]]> <![CDATA[Don reflects on playing baseball in Dominican Republic]]> Amador Valley High junior Ryan Westcott suited up for Team USA with some of the country's best young baseball players to compete in an international tournament with peers from Canada, St. Croix and the Dominican Republic this summer.]]> <![CDATA[Darlingside to kick off Firehouse season tomorrow night]]> Darlingside in Concert opens Season 6 for the Firehouse Arts Center tomorrow night, with songs from its new album, "Birds Say."]]> <![CDATA[BART Transbay Tube to San Francisco closed this weekend]]> There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and the East Bay this holiday weekend, with officials closing the Transbay Tube to repair a key section of track near the tube.]]> <![CDATA[An Evening with the Harringtons at Amadaor Theater Tuesday]]> The Museum on Main is presenting "An Evening with Gary and Nancy Harrington" this Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Amador Valley High School Theater where the Harringtons, benefactors of public art in Pleasanton, will discuss artworks in the community.]]> <![CDATA[Scottish Games among highlights of Labor Day weekend events]]> Thank goodness for Labor Day weekend -- a chance to pause and catch our breath after the frenzied rush of back-to-school and back-to-work with no vacation days in sight.]]> <![CDATA[Stray chicken keeps motorists swerving 0n Bay Bridge for 4 hours]]> A stray chicken that startled drivers on the Bay Bridge Wednesday morning and was featured in countless jokes on social media has been taken to an Oakland animal shelter and might be reclaimed by its owner.]]> <![CDATA[Passenger volume up 8.7% at Oakland International Airport]]> Oakland International Airport experienced a significant jump in ridership over the past year, according to the airport's annual passenger traffic report.]]> <![CDATA[Americans embracing 'smart' homes]]> A survey of U.S. adults by Coldwell Banker Real Estate t and CNET, an online source of consumer technology news, found that Americans are already embracing the smart home with 28% owning at least one smart home product and almost half of Millennials (ages 18 to 34) adopting the technology.]]> <![CDATA[Police searching for naked man who followed woman on Aug. 20]]> Pleasanton police are reporting that they are now searching for a man who followed a woman in his car while apparently naked two weeks ago.]]> <![CDATA[Sewer district board member elected to state sanitation board]]> Dublin San Ramon Services Director Georgean Vonheeder-Leopold has been elected to serve a three-year term on a state sanitation board.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore hosting National Senior Center Month events starting Wednesday]]> The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has scheduled a series of special programs starting Wednesday to mark National Senior Center Month.]]> <![CDATA[Students, parents urged to check 2 federal college tax credits]]> California parents and students should check now to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits when they file their 2015 federal income tax returns.]]> <![CDATA[Volunteers needed to help on Coastal Cleanup Day]]> Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest annual volunteer event in the state, will take place Saturday, Sept. 19.]]> <![CDATA['Kate' Steinle family files claims against S.F., federal officials over her death]]> The family of a woman fatally shot on San Francisco's waterfront in July filed wrongful death claims Tuesday against San Francisco and federal officials.]]> <![CDATA[Congregation Beth Emek to use new prayer book for Rosh Hashanah]]> Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton will introduce a new Reform Judaism prayer book at its Rosh Hashanah services Sept. 13.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton seeks candidates to fill commission and committee vacancies]]> The city of Pleasanton is seeking applications to fill vacancies on a variety of commissions and committees.]]>