If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2015 <![CDATA[Tracy Farms recalls diced onion/celery mix linked to E. Coli outbreak]]> A Tracy, California farm is recalling packages of diced onion and celery after the blend was linked to an outbreak of E. coli that has sickened at least 19 people in seven states, federal officials announced today.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Hero: Arlie Smith, for the children]]> Arlie Smith's face and smile are known to thousands throughout the San Ramon Valley, and now many of them in turn have helped his name become synonymous with a deep commitment to raising vital funds for children in need.]]> <![CDATA[Double play]]> Ryan Weiglein knows what one of his teammates is thinking with just a look, and he can predict whether the other player is confident or uncertain. He said it's as easy as reading his own face. Then again, he's talking about his identical twin brother, Dylan.]]> <![CDATA[East Bay parks to waive entry fee today on Black Friday]]> By offering free admission at all of its 65 parks on Black Friday, the East Bay Regional Park District hopes to encourage locals to spend the busiest shopping day of the year outdoors.]]> <![CDATA[Back from Paris in the nick of time]]> When Pleasanton Realtor Jennifer Haus got off her Delta flight in Los Angeles at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, she found 23 urgent messages on her cellphone, and with good reason.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton's Cub Scout Pack 944, Girl Scouts give 'thanks']]> Cub Scout Pack 944 gave "thanks" this holiday season by using some proceeds from popcorn sales to create care packages for homeless individuals.]]> <![CDATA[Local performances to usher in holidays]]> Heat up the eggnog, pass the fruitcake and slip your favorite holiday movie into the DVD player. One great thing about this time of year is those beloved films and songs, plus the live seasonal offerings -- "The Nutcracker" and "Sing-It-Yourself Messiah" to name two.]]> <![CDATA[Tips for staying safe online, at stores on Black Friday]]> It's undeniable that Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season, but there isn't always only goodwill and cheer behind the packages and bows. Law enforcement and security officials are reminding Pleasanton residents to use commonsense strategies to stay safe when they go out to shop or when they shop online.]]> <![CDATA[It's here! Black Friday gives you chance to shop 'til you drop]]> Today is Black Friday, traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year and a day when shoppers look for the best buys during the holidays and when retailers hope to make their most profits of the year, moving their ledger into black after months of red margins in a weak 2015.]]> <![CDATA[CHP ramping up efforts to reduce roadway deaths this Thanksgiving weekend]]> The California Highway Patrol will be cracking down on impaired and unrestrained drivers this Thanksgiving weekend by increasing its patrols.]]> <![CDATA[Turkeys pardoned by President Obama named by Pleasanton students]]> The two turkeys chosen for this year's presidential pardon owe their unique names to a gaggle of Pleasanton students.]]> <![CDATA[Council's action protects 88 homes as historic]]> The City Council's decision to amend the Pleasanton Municipal Code to identify historic homes creates more protections for many houses in the downtown area built before 1942 and eases the uncertainty both owners and city planners have had in dealing with major changes or expansions to these properties. ]]> <![CDATA[Declining registration leads to merger of 2 Pleasanton Little league organizations]]> Pleasanton American Little League and Pleasanton National Little League have combined efforts to create a new, joint Pleasanton Little League starting in the upcoming season.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday parade set for Dec. 5 on Main Street]]> Pleasanton's Hometown Holiday celebration, the city's most festive event, starts at 5 p.m. next Saturday, Dec. 5, featuring music, floats, colorfully-dressed marching groups and, of course, Santa himself]]> <![CDATA['80s new wave sound comes to Tri-Valley tonight]]> A Flock of Seagulls, the new wave band of the 1980s known for their bizarre haircuts as well as for their single "I Ran (So Far Away)," will perform at 8 p.m., Friday at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Weekly's 2015 Holiday Fund now underway]]> The Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign is now underway, 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[Send us your photos with Santa]]> Are your children (or fur-kids) visiting Santa Claus this year? Share your photos with us! ]]>