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"Pleasanton Wedding!"
Mia and Kurt both grew up in Pleasanton and met in high school at Amador Valley, where their relationship began. These high school sweethearts kept it local and tied the knot in Pleasanton on Saturday 1/14/17. Submitted by Mia Schmidt on Feb 8, 2017

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'Colors Inside' on Pleasanton Art League Wall features talents of Vanessa Thomas
Visitors of the Firehouse Arts Center will be able to view work by local Dublin photographer Vanessa Thomas through early September. The collection 'Colors Inside' features floral and nature scenes from Thomas' archive of images. Sunday, July 31, 4:00 PM

Bilingual ASL production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' onstage in Pleasanton
The Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton will be hosting a bilingual production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' this month. The show will feature American Sign Language and spoken English. Thursday, August 4, 4:38 PM

'Ferment' -- Livermore wine culture celebrated in new gallery exhibit
Livermore Valley Arts will be toasting the Tri-Valley's wine culture and history with work from local artists and creatives with a new exhibit, 'Ferment', showcasing work about fermented and distilled drinks, vineyards and still life. Wednesday, August 3, 9:18 PM

Young Tri-Valley bassoonist seeks to increase instrument's popularity
Most probably aren't aware of what Dougherty Valley High School student Donovan Tong has come to learn is a worldwide issue -- a lack of young bassoonists rising to the forefront to replace longtime experts on the instrument. Sunday, 9:14 PM

Amador UAVs team soars to second place in international competition
Amador Valley's Unmanned Aerial Vehicles team shook the robotics world last month, earning second in the international AUVSI Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition held in Maryland. The first-time high school team bested... Friday, July 29, 5:43 PM

Take a 'Road Trip' at the Firehouse
From vacations abroad to quick trips down the West Coast in California, the artists in the 'Road Trip' exhibit in the Harrington Gallery used their unique experiences to create art interpreting what a road trip means to them... Thursday, July 28, 10:12 PM

Hiking from Fremont to Livermore: What two sisters discovered on three-day, 28-mile trek along Ohlone Trail
'Next time I invite you to go backpacking with me, please remind me of this moment and why we hate backpacking,' I groggily told my sister, Molly, during our three-day hike in the Ohlone Regional Wilderness Preserve. Saturday, July 30, 12:01 AM

Local Scout overcomes setbacks to build 'Jeopardy!' board for youth summer camp
Pleasanton teen Shawn Bawa recently wrapped up his Boy Scouts Eagle project -- a life-size original 'Jeopardy!' game board designed as a creative learning tool for youth attending LARPD's camp at Sycamore Grove Park. Monday, July 11, 12:10 PM | 3 comments

Ben Folds booked as new headliner for Brilliance at the Bankhead
Ben Folds, best known for fronting the eponymous alternative rock band that strung together several hits in the 1990s, has been announced as the new headlining act for Livermore Valley Arts' annual Brilliance at the Bankhead gala. Monday, July 18, 6:22 AM

Pacific Chamber Orchestra announces 2022-23 concerts
The Pacific Chamber Orchestra is gearing up for its 2022-23 concert season, 'A Musical Season of Inspiration,' with four concert sets and an annual set of reading workshops. Tuesday, June 21, 9:44 AM

San Ramon: 'MasterChef Junior' contestant reflects on growth since filming show
At the end of the ninth episode of this season of "MasterChef Junior," then-10-year-old Abir Bhatia of San Ramon stood among his three other somber-faced teammates who placed in the bottom during that episode's baking challenge... Sunday, June 12, 4:03 PM

Staying Healthy: Walking across America
Pleasanton resident Patricia Vicary has accomplished a true feat of endurance: she has not only completed at least one half-marathon in every state and Washington, D.C., but she has written a book about her experience. Monday, June 6, 6:05 PM

Pleasanton man wins cash, vacation on 'Wheel of Fortune'
Pleasanton resident Rodman Martin earned nearly $30,000 in cash and prizes and narrowly missed out on solving the final puzzle for the night's big prize on a recent episode of 'Wheel of Fortune.' Wednesday, May 25, 5:08 PM

New public art piece at Alviso Adobe park
Community leaders came together over the weekend to welcome the newest public artwork to Pleasanton. 'Eventide', a welded steel sculpture of a mountain lion by Colorado artist Parker McDonald, was installed at the Alviso Adobe Park. Friday, March 4, 11:09 PM

'Lifetime' of inspiration: Pleasanton's Lauryn Marie releases new collection of songs
Lauryn Marie left last fall to attend college in Nashville, where she is majoring in songwriting and minoring in music business. She has just released her second EP, "Lifetime," a collection of five songs she wrote in her freshman year Thursday, August 26, 4:45 PM

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, July 30, 4:07 PM


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