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Pleasanton PD temporarily disbands three units, reassigns officers amid staffing shortages
The Pleasanton Police Department has reassigned officers in the special enforcement, crime prevention and traffic units for... Last comment on May 31, 2023 at 8:56 am | 6 comments

Pleasanton council votes to bring wells back online in case of emergency during summer
The Pleasanton City Council granted staff authority Tuesday to use the city's groundwater wells 5 and 6 as deemed necessary... Last comment on May 19, 2023 at 7:17 am | 5 comments

Work begins to refill Shadow Cliffs Lake
For the first time since 2020, the lake at Pleasanton's Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area could soon have enough water... Last comment on May 26, 2023 at 10:43 am | 6 comments

Pleasanton: City details contract offer rejected by police union before declaring impasse
Pleasanton city negotiators offered unionized police personnel raises between 15% to 18% over three years as part of its... Last comment on May 29, 2023 at 11:49 am | 4 comments

 
 
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On a cruise ship in Antarctica. Left to right: Bruce and Barbara McLeod, Bev and Dave Naegle, Susan and Scott Nelson. Yes, it's cold there, even in their "summer". Submitted by Barbara McLeod (sent from account of Scott an on Feb 23, 2017

 
 
 
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Wine country faces inflection point
Livermore Valley wine country stands at a crossroads. Whether the current adjustments will result in a vibrant wine country will play out over the next 20 years. For now, key leaders seem committed to moving that way... Thursday, 1:50 PM

New study to look at fare evasion on BART system
BART has a fare evasion problem. Solutions, or at least the data to inform them, are being collected as part of a study announced Tuesday by BART's Office of the Independent Police Auditor and a nonprofit that did a previous report... Thursday, 9:22 PM | 1 comments

Summer Cabaret Series coming to Firehouse
The Firehouse Arts Center will be filled with the music of Linda Ronstadt, Eagles and Barbra Streisand as tribute acts take center stage in the Summer Cabaret Series all month long. Friday, 4:12 PM

Rock history on display at the Bankhead
Tri-Valley residents can explore the history, technique and technology behind the rise and continued popularity of rock music over the past century, with an exhibit aimed at highlighting the evolution of the electric guitar... Thursday, 2:00 PM

Editorial: Code of conduct the right idea prompted for the wrong reasons
The creation of 'Norms and Code of Conduct' could have been a positive turn for the Pleasanton City Council. But it was only an attempt to further restrict one member from sharing opinions that don't align with the majority. Thursday, 5:17 PM | 11 comments

What a Week: 'A dream come true' for Valley Humane Society
Pet support nonprofit Valley Humane Society celebrated a truly monumental accomplishment earlier this spring -- the ceremonial grand-opening of its Phil Scholz Veterinary Surgery Center in downtown Pleasanton. Thursday, 1:55 PM | 1 comments

News Digest: Pleasanton graduations Friday night | First Weekend on Main | Tesla Road reopens
Pleasanton's public high schools are holding their graduation ceremonies this Friday (June 2), including Foothill from 5-6:30 p.m. and Amador Valley from 7-8:30 p.m. Read about that and more in this week's News Digest. Thursday, 1:58 PM

Pleasanton mom gives up her career for a life in cancer advocacy
Pleasanton resident Misha Mehta recently traveled to Washington, D.C. on two separate occasions to advocate for more action toward finding different treatments for childhood brain cancer, which took the life of her son in 2021. Wednesday, 7:45 PM

Pleasanton Library launching summer reading program
In an effort to encourage literacy, community engagement and self-expression, the Pleasanton Public Library will soon kick off its annual summer reading program for residents -- with 'Find Your Voice' set as this year's theme. Wednesday, 7:38 PM

Granada students, parents urge district to keep International Baccalaureate program
More than 60 students, parents and educators expressed their support for Granada High School's International Baccalaureate program at a Livermore school board meeting last week following an announcement of its upcoming termination. Wednesday, 7:41 PM

McCoy-Thompson reflects on first months leading Gratitude Network
Steve McCoy-Thompson, known locally for working years as executive director of PPIE, is entering his fourth month as the new executive director of Gratitude Network, an organization that supports nonprofits that work with children. Wednesday, 7:38 PM

Pleasanton PD temporarily disbands three units, reassigns officers amid staffing shortages
The Pleasanton Police Department has reassigned officers in the special enforcement, crime prevention and traffic units for the time being in order to cover patrol duties due to a shortage in staff. Monday, 4:36 PM | 6 comments

Livermore native drowns during weekend outing in Butte County
Family and friends are mourning the sudden death of a young man from Livermore who drowned during an outing on the Feather River in the Chico area over the Memorial Day weekend. Tuesday, 5:44 PM

How life 'On the Job' has changed in the Tri-Valley
Pleasanton's Museum on Main has partnered up with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to bring Tri-Valley residents a little history of how labor and jobs have changed in the area over the last 150 years. Wednesday, 6:24 AM

Suspect in Livermore teen's 2019 murder extradited from Mexico
A 25-year-old man who was on the lam for nearly four years has been transported from Mexico and taken into custody at the Santa Rita Jail in connection with the shooting death of Livermore High student Emanuel Moseby, police confirmed. Tuesday, 3:31 PM | 1 comments

Pleasanton Preps: Reflecting on big bounceback season for Amador Valley varsity baseball
Before the season started, I wrote that the Dons had too much talent and too strong of a coaching staff to be bad for a second straight campaign. And there they were at the end of this regular season standing on top of their division. Tuesday, 12:18 PM

Warriors GM Bob Myers, a Monte Vista alum, leaving team after season
Golden State Warriors President of Basketball Operations / General Manager Bob Myers, a native of Danville, announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down after 12 years with the NBA team he grew up rooting for. Wednesday, 6:25 AM

Summer movie preview: Blockbusters and Barbie rule the screen
Let's face facts: Barbie seems more at home in a movie theater in July. Although some prestige pictures trickle out as counter-programming, summer remains primarily the province of blockbuster cinema and franchise sequels. Monday, 3:54 PM

Authorities ID young man killed in chain-reaction crash on I-580 in Livermore
A 21-year-old Concord man has been identified as the victim in a fatal chain-reaction collision involving four vehicles last week on Interstate 580 in Livermore, according to the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau and the CHP. Tuesday, 1:39 PM

Dublin man faces felony allegations of misusing computer database of health care company
A Dublin man is facing federal felony charges of improperly accessing a former work computer system and changing its data. The 47-year-old pleaded not guilty in an Oakland federal courtroom last Friday, according to court records. Monday, 5:47 PM

County juvenile officer charged with sex acts against teen nearly 20 years ago
A juvenile institutional officer in the Alameda County Probation Department has been accused of sex acts with a teenager that occurred more than 17 years ago. Monday, 4:45 PM

LPC appoints dean as new vice president of academic services
Las Positas College has promoted Nan Ho from dean of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to become the community college's new vice president of academic services. Monday, 3:58 PM

Man drowns in Lake Del Valle in Livermore
A man died in Lake Del Valle in Livermore after entering the water to retrieve an oar that fell from his family's boat and being unable to resurface on Saturday afternoon, according to East Bay Regional Park District. Monday, 5:04 AM

Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters at the Bankhead
Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton and his band The Boxmasters are coming to the Bankhead Theater this Saturday (June 3) for an eclectic rock concert. Monday, 3:55 PM

Pleasanton: City details contract offer rejected by police union before declaring impasse
Pleasanton city negotiators offered unionized police personnel raises between 15% to 18% over three years as part of its latest contract proposal days before PPOA declared an impasse in labor talks, city officials confirmed Thursday. Thursday, May 25, 11:16 PM | 4 comments

Dublin: DA charges two sheriff's deputies with records coverup in jail suicide
Two Alameda County sheriff's deputies are accused of falsifying records in connection with a suicide at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in 2021. Felony charges were filed against the pair, District Attorney Pamela Price said Friday... Monday, 5:43 AM

Comedian Paula Poundstone to headline at the Bankhead
Comedian and podcast host Paula Poundstone returns to the Bankhead stage this June 10. In a discussion with the Weekly, she explored her personal inspirations, favorite aspects of touring and her experience as a comedian. Monday, 5:10 AM

Museum on Main ready to launch event series next month
The Museum on Main is gearing up for a busy late-spring and summer chock full of special events aiming to educate and engage residents of all ages: Family Days return June 3 and the historic walking tour series kicks off June 10. Monday, 5:10 AM

Another Dublin federal prison employee indicted for sex abuse of female inmates
A former federal corrections officer accused of sexually abusing inmates at a women's prison in Dublin recently made his first court appearance after a grand jury indicted him on 12 counts, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Monday, 5:18 AM

Introducing CabFranc-A-Palooza: Inaugural festival puts spotlight on Livermore wine community, unique varietal
An upcoming festival in the Tri-Valley is set to put a spotlight on the Livermore wine community and one of its most unique drinking varieties -- the Cabernet Franc. Thursday, May 25, 3:45 PM

Driver killed in chain-reaction crash on freeway in Livermore
One driver died and another was injured in a series of collisions in quick succession on Interstate 580 in Livermore early Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Thursday, May 25, 12:25 PM

Wildflowers (and optimism) abloom at site of Pleasanton's future community garden, farm
City leaders and members of the University of California Master Gardener Program of Alameda County celebrated the successful cover crop planting for a future community garden and farm at the Bernal Community Park on Monday. Wednesday, May 24, 3:39 PM

What a Week: What a season ahead for Bankhead Theater
Livermore Valley Arts this week unveiled the 2023-24 lineup for its Bankhead Presents series of shows at the downtown entertainment venue. Eclectic barely begins to describe the list... Thursday, May 25, 9:46 PM

House Ethics Committee closes investigation into Swalwell, takes no action
The House Ethics Committee has ended its investigation into U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell without taking any further action related to a complaint against the congressman after revelations a former campaign volunteer was a suspected spy... Wednesday, May 24, 12:19 AM

 
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