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PUSD reviews proposed trustee area boundaries
Three different maps proposed for use in future Pleasanton Unified School District trustee board elections were given an... Last comment on Jan 12, 2022 at 12:28 pm | 2 comments

California teeters on edge of more COVID shutdowns
Sonoma County banned large gatherings for the next month. LC County urged residents to postpone nonessential gatherings.... Last comment on Jan 14, 2022 at 8:40 am | 3 comments

City Village project set to break ground at Bishop Ranch
Following months of hearings and deliberations at San Ramon Planning Commission and City Council meetings, developers are... Last comment on Jan 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment

 
 
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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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Livermore man arrested in connection with a series of sexual batteries
A Livermore man has been arrested in connection with a series of sexual batteries involving female joggers near the running trail on East Avenue and Vasco Road over the past two months. Friday, 2:29 PM

COVID surge's impact on schools
A new variant of COVID, omicron, made the first week of school following the winter break more than a little challenging. Thursday, 4:45 PM

Livermore police recover stolen cars, property during arrests at SF Premium Outlets
Suspects believed to be part of an organized retail theft ring were arrested by Livermore police officers earlier this week, according to a statement from the department shared on Twitter. Thursday, 4:34 PM

'No Sunday games' rule out: Mad dash to get basketball games played by Feb. 12
As of Jan. 15, each basketball team in the EBAL should have played four of their 13 scheduled league games. Due to COVID protocol, that was nowhere close to happening as teams are struggling to get games played. Thursday, 4:39 PM

City alerts residents about increased coyote sightings at Dublin park
The City of Dublin issued a civic alert this week, warning residents and parkgoers of an uptick in coyote sightings at and around Emerald Glen Park. Thursday, 6:34 PM

Downtown split proposed for Pleasanton election map
Pleasanton's downtown area could be represented by two city council members in the future, an idea also floated for another area at the Pleasanton City Council meeting on Tuesday. Wednesday, 12:35 PM | 5 comments

Alameda County DA warns against at-home COVID test price gouging
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley has issued a warning that her office will be vigilant in investigating and prosecuting cases of price gouging in the sale of at-home COVID-19 tests following Governor Gavin Newsom's recen Wednesday, 3:31 PM | 2 comments

Newsom's $50 million opioids education pledge comes as colleges warn of risks
Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed spending $50 million on youth opioids education, funding that comes as colleges are grappling with how to best protect students and train them in overdose prevention. Wednesday, 4:08 PM

Muslim Community Center to host COVID test site
Pleasanton's Muslim Community Center-East Bay will offer no-cost COVID-19 testing through at least mid-February in an effort to reduce the strain on local testing sites during the region's omicron surge. Wednesday, 4:05 PM | 1 comments

Alameda County Sheriff candidates talk jail deaths, government mandates in forum
Three contenders competing to become Alameda County's next sheriff faced off in a virtual forum earlier this month hosted by community group Livermore Indivisible. Tuesday, 7:55 PM

Pleasanton switches to renewable energy
Pleasanton residents and businesses will start receiving greener electricity from East Bay Community Energy, their new local energy provider, this month. Last year the city chose to set EBCE as the city's default electricity option. Tuesday, 7:28 PM

County supes mandate electricity in new construction
New homes and buildings in unincorporated Contra Costa County will be powered by electricity instead of natural gas, the county Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday. Tuesday, 7:29 PM | 1 comments

Council agenda: District map hearing, final Housing Element site vote
The Pleasanton City Council is scheduled to revisit and potentially vote on several items during their regular meeting on Tuesday, including approval of the 2023-31 Housing Element and a public hearing on proposed local elections. Monday, 7:21 PM

Suspects in 'sleight-of-hand' jewelry thefts targeting seniors arrested by SRPD
The San Ramon Police Department announced today that they had taken into custody two suspects they believe are responsible for a series of jewelry thefts using "sleight of hand techniques," targeting seniors in San Ramon. Tuesday, 7:27 PM

Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect
Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers. Monday, 3:38 PM

154 acres of open space on Mount Diablo permanently protected
After 15 years in the making, the group Save Mount Diablo successfully bought a $1.04 million conservation easement to forever protect 154 acres of open space on Mount Diablo's North Peak this week. Monday, 3:52 PM

Learn about suicide prevention hotline assembly bill
NAMI Tri-Valley is hosting a virtual event Thursday to learn about AB988, a bill that will create a new three-digit phone line for suicide prevention and local emergency response for individuals in mental health crisis. Monday, 3:37 PM

Zone 7 submits mandatory plan for groundwater management
Ahead of a deadline this month, the Zone 7 Water Agency recently submitted a plan for groundwater management to state officials. Sunday, 6:48 PM

Pleasanton Community Page on Facebook -- a bright light of social media
Pleasanton resident and businesswoman Sandy Schneider founded the Pleasanton Community Group/Page to provide a forum for residents to interact and share constructive information about local news, events and topics in a positive way. Sunday, 6:50 PM | 2 comments

City Village project set to break ground at Bishop Ranch
Following months of hearings and deliberations at San Ramon Planning Commission and City Council meetings, developers are one step closer to completing the long-discussed City Village project. Sunday, 6:50 PM | 1 comments

Dublin Councilmember Shawn Kumagai announces bid for state Assembly
First-term Dublin City Councilmember Shawn Kumagai became the Tri-Valley's first candidate to announce plans to run for California Assembly District 20 earlier this week. Thursday, 7:47 PM

After more than 40 years, state's tax credit for renters may increase
California's tax credit for renters may increase to account for inflation after more than 40 years, according to state Sen. Steve Glazer's office. Thursday, 8:03 PM

Interest-based bargaining proposed at Pleasanton Unified
A new approach to navigating negotiations between school administrators and staff members is one of three discussion items on a light agenda docket for the Pleasanton school board's regular meeting on Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 8:06 PM

California teeters on edge of more COVID shutdowns
Sonoma County banned large gatherings for the next month. LC County urged residents to postpone nonessential gatherings. A growing number of hospitals are cancelling or postponing certain surgeries. Sound familiar? Thursday, 12:50 PM | 3 comments

Museum hosts annual art showcase
Museum on Main and the Pleasanton Art League opened their 14th annual showcase this week of local artistic talents with "Imagination Expressed 2022." Thursday, 3:33 PM

PUSD reviews proposed trustee area boundaries
Three different maps proposed for use in future Pleasanton Unified School District trustee board elections were given an overview at a special town hall meeting on Tuesday. Tuesday, 10:43 PM | 2 comments

LVJUSD wins Golden Bell Award for African American Scholars Program
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District was awarded a Golden Bell Award from the California School Boards Association for its African American Scholars Program for high schoolers. Wednesday, 7:37 PM

Livermore council moves downtown hotel project forward
The Livermore City Council unanimously approved an amended and restated disposition, development and loan agreement (DDLA) with Davis-based hoteliers Presidio Companies to develop the downtown wine country hotel. Tuesday, 5:02 PM

California schools will now include mental health curriculum in health classes
Health classes in California high schools will soon cover depression, schizophrenia, mood disorders and other serious mental health conditions, thanks to a new law that went into effect Jan. 1. Wednesday, 7:35 PM

San Ramon Regional Medical Center seeks blood donors
San Ramon Regional Medical Center has announced a blood drive set for next week, citing the Red Cross' worst blood shortage in over a decade, and dire impacts such as the delay of life-saving surgeries in hospitals nationwide. Wednesday, 7:35 PM

Alameda County supervisors ban smoking in multi-unit residences
Smoking in multi-unit residents in Alameda County's Unincorporated Areas will be prohibited in July, thanks to an unanimous vote from the county's board of supervisors on Tuesday. Tuesday, 10:50 PM

What to know about Newsom's budget blueprint
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to use the California budget surplus to confront the crises facing the state, including COVID-19 and climate change. Tuesday, 4:52 PM | 2 comments

California education issues to watch in 2022
The 2021-22 school year was supposed to have been a rebound to normalcy, with Covid in the rear-view mirror. Instead, students are struggling, teachers are tired, and many parents are disgruntled. Monday, 2:23 PM

Local artist incorporates history and activism in paintings
Livermore artist Carolyn Lord draws inspiration from local architecture and vernacular landscape to bring to life her watercolor works, which often feature city landmarks of the past and present. Thursday, 4:21 PM

Pleasanton city council holds first district map hearing
The Pleasanton City Council held the first of several legally mandated public hearings on Tuesday before city officials will draw up new council districts and switch from at-large to district elections. Wednesday, 1:44 PM | 7 comments

Two excessive use of force complaints filed against San Ramon, PD, chief and officers
A federal complaint filed against the City of San Ramon, its police department and chief, and several officers last month is one of at least two in 2021 alleging excessive use of force and constitutional violations by SRPD officers. Wednesday, 6:57 PM

Hit-and-run suspect arrested by Pleasanton police
A suspect who fled the scene of a two-car crash on Stoneridge Drive was captured and arrested shortly after by Pleasanton police on Thursday afternoon.
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DSRSD promotes principal engineer Steve Delight
Longtime Dublin San Ramon Services District employee Steve Delight was officially promoted as the district's new permanent engineer services director and district engineer on Monday. Thursday, 6:41 PM

State announces mandatory water restrictions
The California Water Resources Control Board has adopted emergency water restrictions that will apply to all water users statewide. Wednesday, 6:56 PM | 2 comments

Pleasanton City Council to hold first public hearing on creating districts
The Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday will hold the first legally mandated public hearing before it can draw districts and switch from at-large to district elections. Monday, 6:56 PM | 4 comments

Tri-Valley students will be provided no-cost at-home COVID tests
All four Tri-Valley school districts received COVID-19 antigen home test kits to provide students returning to school after the holiday break. Tuesday, 4:52 PM | 2 comments

Pleasanton Preps: In his hometown of Pleasanton, he was just 'John'
It's been over a week now since we lost one of the great icons of Pleasanton when John Madden passed away. Here he was, larger than life and easily recognizable wherever he went. But, in Pleasanton, he was just 'John.' Tuesday, 4:05 PM

Artistic director seeks to capture O'Neill's experimental phase in 'Welded'
Eugene O'Neill's 1924 play "Welded" was not one of his biggest hits during his time, or following his death. The upcoming production marks just the third time it's been brought to the stage. Tuesday, 12:25 PM

FDA expands booster Pfizer eligibility to children ages 12-15
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, allowing children ages 12-15 to get a booster vaccine dose. Tuesday, 1:18 PM

City awaits final noise complaint data as it considers Kaiserair expansion
The city of Pleasanton says it expects to receive the results of the latest Livermore Municipal Airport noise study, conducted in the last half of 2021, by the end of January. Sunday, 6:17 PM | 10 comments

Museum plans 2022 lecture series
Museum on Main is gearing up for its 2022 Ed Kinney Lecture Series although organizers are not sure whether it will be live or virtual. Monday, 6:02 PM

County Connection GM embarks on retirement journey
The start of the new year marks the end of the road at County Connection for longtime general manager Rick Ramacier, who's worked at the agency for more than three decades, and in the role for nearly 25 years. Sunday, 6:18 PM

News Digest: Startup Tri-Valley job board | Dublin housing survey | Christmas tree recycling
A new job board meant to help local startups and tech talent connect has been launched by Startup Tri-Valley. Also, Dublin residents are being asked for feedback on the city's General Plan Housing Element Update. Sunday, 6:17 PM

Bay Area Air District asks public to not burn wood during New Year's weekend
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is calling on the region's residents to forego burning wood in their fireplaces and wood stoves this weekend to prevent air pollution. Friday, 11:15 AM

Tri-Valley Year in Review Part II: July to December 2021
Happy New Year! Hello to the future, and farewell to 2021, with a look back at the last six months. The theme for the second half of the year seems to be 'reopening'. Onward to 2022... Thursday, 1:17 PM

John Madden: Reflecting on an NFL Hall of Famer, national celebrity and hometown hero
Hall of Fame coach, broadcasting legend and Pleasanton resident John Madden died unexpectedly today at the age of 85. Wednesday, 7:03 PM | 2 comments

Lawmakers call for vaccination or negative test requirement for domestic air travel
A group of Democratic lawmakers this week wrote a letter calling for a requirement that domestic air passengers show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status or a recent negative test. Thursday, 1:28 PM

Redistricting: New maps split portions of Tri-Valley
Following last week's vote by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission to approve final maps ahead of their Dec. 27 deadline and move to the next stage of once-in-a-decade process, the Tri-Valley is set to be split in 2022. Wednesday, 6:48 PM | 3 comments

11 new California laws for 2022, explained in one minute
The new year brings a raft of new laws for Californians. They're likely to affect what your neighborhood looks like, how safe you feel, what recourse you have against discrimination -- even how you take out your trash. Thursday, 1:02 PM

Alameda County to reinstate indoor mask mandate
Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma and Alameda counties announced Wednesday that they will no longer allow indoor mask mandate exceptions for small settings like college and fitness classes in which everyone is fully vaccinated. Wednesday, 1:35 PM

Former KTVU reporter Azenith Smith joins Livermore PD
Former television news reporter Azenith Smith recently joined the Livermore Police Department communications team, following a seven-year run reporting in the South Bay for KTVU Fox 2 News. Monday, 3:25 PM

Pedestrian critically injured in traffic collision on Hopyard
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Hopyard Road near Hansen Drive at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The pedestrian was transported to Eden Hospital with critical injuries. Tuesday, 12:30 PM

Former Livermore mayor, WWII veteran Dr. John Shirley dies at age 97
Former Livermore Mayor, World War II veteran and veterinarian Dr. John Shirley died Dec. 22 at the age of 97. He was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Santa Ana, California. Sunday, 6:17 PM

Our 21 most-read stories of 2021
As we prepare to usher in 2022, take one last look back at the Weekly's 21 top headlines of 2021. Tuesday, 8:01 PM

Pleasanton council, school board switch up roles for 2022
Several key Pleasanton leadership roles recently switched hands for 2022, ushering in various new board and commission assignments for both city and school district officials. Tuesday, 8:02 PM

Pleasanton council gives Climate Action Plan 2.0 one final look
Two years and some delay later, the city's Climate Action Plan (CAP) 2.0 received one last look and extensive feedback at the Pleasanton City Council's final meeting of 2021. Monday, 5:28 PM

Dublin police arrest four suspects on grand theft, drug charges
Dublin police officers recently arrested four people suspected of stealing $4,000 worth of merchandise from a local business. DPS said one suspect had '25 Xanax, 31 amphetamine, 12 Norco and several hundred ecstasy pills in her bra.' Monday, 5:09 PM | 1 comments

Pleasanton Preps: League play kicks into high gear after break
Here we are in the week between Christmas and New Year's " a traditionally slow time for prep sports. While things slow down for this week, rest assured it is the last slow time we will have until June. Monday, 5:29 PM

Pleasanton council approves permanent parklet program
The parklets currently lining Main Street in downtown Pleasanton will disappear when the new year arrives but are slated to return in spring, after the Pleasanton City Council unanimously approved a formal parklet program last week. Sunday, 4:49 PM | 3 comments

Tri-Valley Year in Review Part I: January to June 2021
Goodbye, 2021 -- the strange year when we tentatively rejoined the world, cautiously stepping out from our quarantining and still wearing masks. Hopefully as we look back at January to June 2021, we see progress made in our cities... Sunday, 3:53 PM

Valley Humane Society waives adoption fees for holiday season
To help find more "fur-ever" homes, Valley Humane Society is waiving all pet adoption fees through Dec. 30. Sunday, 4:07 PM

Pleasanton Planning Commission OKs housing site inventory
Following on the heels of an online community meeting earlier this month, the Pleasanton Planning Commission unanimously adopted a proposed housing site inventory list for council recommendation last Wednesday. Tuesday, 5:58 PM | 4 comments

Group challenges Alameda County supervisors' appointment of Dave Brown
A community group is challenging the Alameda County Board of Supervisors' interim appointment of the chief of staff for former Supervisor Wilma Chan, who died in a traffic collision Nov. 3. Wednesday, 7:28 PM

What a Week: Becoming a dad
You're not going to hear from me for a little while. My wife is imminently expecting our first child, and as soon as labor begins, I'll be taking about a month off away from the Weekly to focus on new priority duties -- fatherly ones. Thursday, 2:40 PM | 4 comments

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