If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Review: Firehouse 'Fiddler' wows audience on opening night]]> Continuing a 50-year tradition, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" brought the audience to thunderous applause on opening night last Friday at the Firehouse Arts Center.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton deals with the drought]]> In a recent interview, Pleasanton's operations services director and the city's water czar Daniel Smith talked in-depth about what the city and its residents can do to continue saving more water, in light of a possibly longer drought and the new water reductions.]]> <![CDATA[Honoring those who change the world]]> This year's recipients of the Ed Kinney Community Patriot Awards are Dolores Bengtson and John Sensiba.]]> <![CDATA[Readers Choice 2015 voting now underway]]> It's time once again to cast your vote for the best places to eat, drink, shop and spend time in Pleasanton. The online ballot is available from 8 a.m. April 24 until 5 p.m. May 25. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton police nab suspects in South Bay robbery, kidnapping]]> Police in Pleasanton helped identify two suspects accused of the robbery and kidnapping of a man who met the pair in Cupertino through an online advertisement earlier this month, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.]]> <![CDATA[New director named to Alameda County Fair board]]> Rose Johnson, a Pleasanton resident and chief executive officer of the Davis Street Family Resource Center in San Leandro since 1991, has been selected to serve on the board of the Alameda County Agricultural Fair Association.]]> <![CDATA[Settlement recipients, third claim revealed in Vranesh hearing]]> On Tuesday, the first day of the hearing in former Walnut Grove Elementary principal Jon Vranesh's appeal of his termination from the Pleasanton Unified School District, the identities of two district employees who received financial settlements were revealed, along with existence of a third settlement. ]]> <![CDATA[Sarah's swimathon today to benefit Children's Hospital]]> Sarah Banholzer and her friends are donning their bathing suits in Pleasanton Sunday for their second annual swimathon to benefit UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.]]>