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Nicole Gonzales

Staff reporter, Pleasanton Weekly, Livermore Vine, DanvilleSanRamon

925-621-1175 | Email

About Nicole
Nicole Gonzales is a staff reporter for Embarcadero Media’s East Bay Division, the Pleasanton Weekly. Nicole began writing for the publication in July 2022.

A graduate of San Francisco State University’s journalism department, Nicole fosters a love for writing and storytelling. As a staff reporter with the Pleasanton Weekly Nicole covers the arts & culture scene of the Tri-Valley area, as well as general news and investigative pieces.

Nicole has previously covered arts & entertainment, social justice, and California politics at various publications in the Bay Area. A native of the Central Valley, Nicole spends free time playing piano, reading science fiction novels, or spending time with her pets.
Stories by Nicole
Open Heart Kitchen launches $3M fundraising campaign for new food bank
Tri-Valley nonprofit Open Heart Kitchen has announced a new fundraising campaign to generate awareness and financial support (up to $3 million) for its efforts to construct a food bank facility in order to expand its services.
[Sunday, November 5, 2023]

Special election back in play for possible Dublin term limit expansion ballot measure
With the most restrictive municipal term limits in the Tri-Valley, Dublin officials have long considered if, how and when to expand their current election policies. A special election in 2024 on term limits could now be back in play...
[Wednesday, November 1, 2023]

Father-son duo to perform European chamber music classics in Pleasanton
Markus Pawlik is a world-renowned classical musician who has performed around the globe and accumulated dozens of prestigious musical awards -- but most of all he is a proud father. He and his 16-year-old violinist son are set to...
[Friday, November 3, 2023]

Pleasanton couple organize 'Treats for Troops' candy drive
When Pleasanton residents Vallerie and Rod Smith saw an opportunity to make a difference by partnering with a national nonprofit organization this Halloween season, the pair didn't think twice about it.
[Monday, October 30, 2023]

Singing cowboys share stories of heartbreak and the Wild West
With their leather boots, Western button-ups, traditional hats and large belt buckles, the traveling band Riders in the Sky have shaped a recognizable brand for their country and comedy singing-cowboy group.
[Monday, October 30, 2023]

Harmony & Healing to host third annual benefit concert in Livermore
The nonprofit Harmony & Healing aims to provide relief to hospital patients or those struggling with health conditions through music, connection and emotional support. This weekend, the group will host its 3rd annual benefit show...
[Monday, October 30, 2023]

Sunflower Hill unveils new 60-unit affordable housing project in Dublin
Sunflower Hill has announced plans to build a housing development in Dublin that will add an estimated 60 affordable housing units to the area to serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
[Sunday, October 29, 2023]

Views of the Golden State
The new exhibit '150 Years of A Beautiful California' at the Bankhead Theater UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery displays paintings of California wilderness and nature. Works by 19th century painter William Keith are shown along with...
[Tuesday, October 24, 2023]

Dublin Unified board allocates $27.6M in bond funds; trustee again leaves abruptly
Dublin school board members approved how to disperse $27.6 million in bond funds in a contentious conversation Oct. 10 -- -- after which Trustee Dan Cherrier left mid-meeting for the second time in a month.
[Monday, October 23, 2023]

Lucky California in Dublin closing for good next month
Shoppers walking through the Lucky California in Dublin can find signs posted around the building informing them of the grocery store's imminent closure, directing them to shop at the Pleasanton or Livermore locations going forward.
[Wednesday, October 11, 2023]