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"Chamber of Commerce trip"
Mark and Ann Fischer, Stu and Cheryl Craig, Cindy and Jerry Sobrero, Cyril Bonanno, Tina Nomura, Julie Mannes, Steve Fineran in Spain during a Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce trip to Costa del Sol Spain. Fun! Submitted by Cindy Sobrero on Nov 21, 2017

 
 
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California rugged: Diablo Range runs 150 miles down the state's center but is still little acknowledged
A mention of the Diablo Range in the Tri-Valley is likely to draw the response: 'What range? Do you mean Mount Diablo?' The range runs from the Carquinez Strait south through 12 counties for a total of 150 miles to the Antelope Valley. Friday, 4:07 PM

Harrington Gallery open with new exhibit
The Harrington Gallery in the Firehouse Arts Center is open for business with 'Women Artists Show and Tell' now on display. This new exhibit represents the work of women artists who are in two established critique groups in the Bay. Thursday, 11:32 PM

Online fair competitions prove popular
The 2021 Alameda County Fair is being held Oct. 22-31, but its fine arts, gardening and hobby competitions took place online in June. Thursday, 3:14 PM

Pleasanton names new teen poet laureate
Pleasanton has named Amador Valley High School senior Nikita Jayaprakash to be the city's 2021-22 teen poet laureate after a selection process in which four candidates submitted writing samples and references, and interviewed by staff. Sunday, 12:04 PM

Becoming Bob Ross: Emmy-winning makeup artist transforms local actor into famous TV painter
When late TV artist Bob Ross suddenly appeared in a Mountain Dew commercial this spring painting one of his iconic scenes, viewers were taken aback. He's actually portrayed by (a transformed) Bryan Mazzarello, who is from Pleasanton. Wednesday, 6:41 PM

Amador Valley student wins Swalwell's Congressional Art Competition
The winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for the 15th District is Anica Xie, a sophomore at Amador Valley High School, for her work, 'Black Lives Matter.' Sunday, 2:07 PM

Pleasanton actress stars in new film, 'It's What's on the Inside'
'My character's inner struggle with her mental health and self-isolation is on full display in this film, and my hope is that it validates anyone going through similar struggles because they're not alone and there is hope,' she said. Friday, 2:32 PM

High school talent makes a splash 'On Broadway'
It's not too late to catch this year's joint high school production, 'On Broadway.' Adapting to pandemic restrictions, Amador Valley and Foothill combined their students' talents to produce a movie of the musical revue now on YouTube. Friday, 10:33 AM | 1 comments

Las Positas College launches new film studies major
Las Positas College in Livermore will introduce a film studies program alongside an Associate of Arts degree or Certificate of Achievement in the field this fall. Tuesday, 9:09 PM

'Death in the Holler' -- Livermore author's new whodunit
Looking for change of scenery? Consider a trip to Kentucky to solve the "Death in the Holler" along with Game Warden Luke Ryder & Sheriff Jim Pike. The mystery novel, written by John G. Bluck of Livermore, is being released on Monday. Sunday, 4:15 PM

 

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