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Jerry and Cindy Sobrero, Stu and Cheryl Craig, Ken and Cindy Artinyan, Cyril Bonanno, Mark and Ann Fischer, Emil and Margie Oxsen in Tangier Morocco during a Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce trip. Fun! Submitted by Cindy Sobrero on Nov 21, 2017

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Holiday Happenings 2022: Celebrate the season with special events across Tri-Valley
The winter holiday season is officially upon us. Here's our review of the events calendar in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville now through New Year's weekend... Friday, November 25, 5:51 AM

What a Week: Remembering Don Lewis
The Pleasanton community -- and the music world at large -- is mourning the loss of performer, composer and synthesizer pioneer Don Lewis, who died on Nov. 6 surrounded by family following a brief illness. He was 81. Saturday, November 19, 2:42 PM

Pacific Chamber Orchestra set for three 'Messiah' shows
Pacific Chamber Orchestra is continuing its holiday season tradition by performing a concert centered on 'the sublime melodies, uplifting messages and sheer beauty' of George Frideric Handel's 'Messiah' the weekend after Thanksgiving. Monday, November 14, 8:49 PM

Ceremony marks start of work on Dublin Cultural Arts Center
Dublin's former police headquarters is set to be repurposed as a cultural, artistic and educational hub for residents and community members. Recently, city leaders met to declare a milestone for the project... Wednesday, November 16, 10:09 PM

Pleasanton Art League members' exhibit now on display at Firehouse
The talents throughout the Pleasanton Art League will be on full display this autumn as the group's 15th annual 'Fall Members' Show' comes to the Harrington Gallery in downtown starting this weekend. Friday, October 28, 5:48 AM

My experience taking the new Livermore Wine Trolley dinner tour
For years I had spied the green and red Livermore Wine Trolley at local wineries. But the new 'Taste of the Tri-Valley Food Tour' spurred me to hop on. The three-hour adventure at three restaurants ... Thursday, November 3, 9:49 PM | 1 comments

Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Rink returning to City Center in San Ramon
Alamo resident and famed figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is set to join city and venue officials at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon for the opening of the outdoor seasonal ice rink bearing her name at the shopping center. Wednesday, November 9, 8:56 PM

[email protected]: Highlighting the climate crisis through interactive performances in Livermore
The Livermore performing arts group known as SPARC Theater has announced its 2022 [email protected] season. This year's theme -- the climate crisis. Shows will focus on the importance of social justice and science. Tuesday, November 1, 2:50 PM

Growing up in Pleasanton in the 1950s: 'Cruising Down Memory Lane' interviewees share importance of documenting their history
Imagine walking down Santa Rita Road after school just ended and seeing kids riding their horses to the pool rather than their cars. Or seeing 13-year-olds driving their moms to the grocery store. That was life on a daily basis for... Sunday, October 23, 7:37 AM

'The Radium Girls' picked for Livermore Reads Together
The Livermore Library has announced its book selection for the 2023 Livermore Reads Together community program -- 'The Radium Girls' by Kate Moore. The book was chosen by Livermore residents and celebrates themes of women's rights. Monday, October 31, 4:27 PM

A musical journey through Pleasanton history
Local residents can take a 'musical journey through chapters of Pleasanton's early history' next weekend as the Pleasanton Community Concert Band debuts its "Pleasanton Portraits" composition inspired by the community's evolution. Thursday, October 13, 11:09 PM

Sunol Visitor Center reopens after renovations years in the works
The East Bay Regional Park District saw the completion of renovations over a decade in the works at the Sunol Visitor Center. The center now offers maps and trail information, historic exhibits and select animal enclosures. Sunday, October 23, 7:35 AM

What a Week: Impacting the arts in Alameda County
Two local artists with deep connections to their creative communities -- including some common ties themselves -- were honored by Alameda County officials last week as part of the 2022 Arts Leadership Award program. Sunday, October 23, 7:24 AM

'Live and Local' -- Focus on Bay Area performers for new season at the Firehouse
The theater doors have opened at the Firehouse Arts Center for a new season that promises to be 'the most diverse and unique set of performances and shows to date.' It will also be its most Bay Area-centric lineup to date... Saturday, October 15, 4:11 PM

City in the spotlight for Paint Pleasanton 2022
Artists in this year's Paint Pleasanton event got the full en plein air experience that the Bay Area has to offer, but the weather couldn't put a damper on the outdoor art competition last month. Sunday, October 2, 3:11 PM

'Modern Expressionism' on display at Bankhead gallery
The new art exhibit in Livermore offers a modern perspective on one of the most popular artistic movements of the last century. 'Shape, Form and Color: Modern Expressionism' features artworks from 21st-century artists drawn to... Monday, October 10, 4:35 PM

'Dream Big' -- Astronaut mural aims to inspire youth
Livermore is starting to become known for its public art installations throughout the city, particularly the large murals dispersed throughout downtown on various building walls. The newest one also sends a message -- to 'Dream Big'. Tuesday, October 4, 10:42 PM

Valley Concert Chorale set for 60th anniversary season
The Valley Concert Chorale, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, has unveiled the performance schedule for its upcoming season, which begins in December. Wednesday, September 14, 9:25 PM

Portraits for Patriots: How one Pleasanton photographer supports veterans entering civilian workforce
Gillespie recalled the positive impact the photoshoot had on his outlook and career change. Once he began using the photos taken by Pomeroy, he noticed his connections and credibility improve, giving him an overall boost in confidence. Thursday, September 1, 7:42 PM

Livermore: Rae Dorough Speaker Series announces season lineup
The Rae Dorough Speaker Series returns to Livermore starting later this month and continuing into the new year for a season that features big-name presenters and intriguing topics at the Bankhead Theater. Sunday, September 4, 9:05 PM

What a Week: My latest documentary watch, 'Dublin: The Making of a City'
There's a new documentary just released by the city of Dublin chronicling the community's incorporation 40 years ago and evolution since. Of course I was drawn to watch it, as a fan of local history and film... Friday, August 19, 2:41 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

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

'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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