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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Assembly election: Incumbent Baker's lead down to 159 votes

Democrat challenger Rebecca Bauer-Kahan continues to close the gap on Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker in the race to represent Pleasanton and the rest of State Assembly District 16, with the incumbent's lead narrowed to 159 votes as of the latest update Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, 10:21 PM | 10 comments
Holiday happenings: Entertainment and celebrations abound in Tri-Valley

Whatever that means for you, be it warm food with family, treks to snowier regions or hours of feel-good Hallmark movies, there are many opportunities to celebrate right here. From Santa meet-and-greets to holiday parades and concerts to donation drives, check out what's happening in Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley.

Thursday, 4:11 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Alameda County closes all public schools Friday due to air quality

As air quality issues continue to persist around the Bay Area, the Alameda County Office of Education has decided that all county schools and district offices, including in Pleasanton, will be closed on Friday ahead of the Thanksgiving week break.

Thursday, 2:46 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: New chamber alliance will benefit entire region

The Tri-Valley is unique in that the five communities that comprise the region actually work together. Where oftentimes cities compete with their neighbors for resources and designations, Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville partner to tackle issues that affect the region.

Thursday, 1:23 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

News Digest: Outcomes hold steady, California wildfires & Ugly sweater time

While the specific vote totals continue to fluctuate, the outcomes in the Pleasanton City Council election are holding just as steady as they did on Election Night, with incumbent Kathy Narum and challenger Julie Testa comfortably in the two winning positions.

Wednesday, 8:43 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Cricket for Cubs, bringing community together with sport

Since humble beginnings three years ago with an inaugural youth tournament with 36 players, the Dublin-based nonprofit organization has expanded its reach to more than 300 kids competing on Tri-Valley cricket teams and over 4,000 other students introduced to the sport through its PE or after-school lessons in nearly two-dozen schools in Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon.

Wednesday, 4:13 PM | No comments yet
Golf marathon raises money for Hope Hospice

The golfers each played 100 holes that day at Castlewood Country Club's Valley Course as part of the annual Hope 100 Golf Marathon, a fundraiser for local nonprofit Hope Hospice that is designed as a strenuous outing to symbolize the challenges patients and families face at the end of life.

Wednesday, 2:57 PM | 2 comments
UPDATE: Haubert, Josey elected in Dublin; second council seat still too close to call

While Mayor David Haubert won re-election comfortably and the two incumbents in the Dublin Unified school board race will serve another term, the City Council has two new representatives -- as was expected.

Wednesday, 2:44 PM | No comments yet
School board approves salary increases for teachers union

The Pleasanton Unified school board unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Pleasanton Teachers for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Wednesday, 1:15 AM | 9 comments

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

UPDATE: Newcomer Munro, incumbents Marchand, Woerner win Livermore city elections

Voters in Livermore cast ballots in favor of four long-familiar faces and two new candidates, as well as soundly defeated a union-backed initiative that would have seen the city charged with making sure health care costs did not exceed a new price limit.

Tuesday, 6:26 PM | 1 comment
Stanford-ValleyCare recognized for patient safety

In recognition of its safety and care practices, Pleasanton's Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare has received an "A" rating from The Leapfrog Group -- a national nonprofit dedicated to improving health care quality -- in its Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade Report.

Tuesday, 2:47 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Remembering Jeff May, a pioneer for Pleasanton Lacrosse

I was jolted this past weekend, learning of the death of Jeff May of Pleasanton, a youth sports coach in this town and someone that helped shape many a young man through athletics.

Tuesday, 10:10 AM | No comments yet

Monday, November 12, 2018

Community rallies to support Pleasanton PD officer battling cancer

The community is joining together to provide support for Pleasanton police Officer Kyle Henricksen, who is undergoing treatment to fight an aggressive form of cancer.

Monday, 11:11 PM | 1 comment
School board considers approving new contract with teachers union

The Pleasanton Unified school board is set to hold a public hearing and consider approving a collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Pleasanton Teachers on Tuesday night.

Monday, 9:38 PM | 5 comments
Water leak forces DSRSD to close its office

Flooding has forced the Dublin San Ramon Services District to close its office in Dublin for up to three months, district officials said today.

Monday, 5:17 PM | No comments yet
Former East Bay Parks union treasurer guilty of embezzlement

A former treasurer of a union representing East Bay Regional Parks workers has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to embezzling $490,338 from the organization.

Monday, 1:51 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Real Estate: It's the most wonderful time of the year ... to buy and sell

People tend to wait until spring to put their house on the market or start house-hunting, having heard November and December are lousy months to buy or sell a house. But the many benefits to buying or selling during the holiday months actually make it a perfect time.

Sunday, 8:14 PM | 2 comments
Candy Buy Back

The Alameda Pediatric Dentistry held their annual Halloween Candy Buy Back event on Nov. 1. Through the Buy Back, children were able to exchange their unopened trick or treating candy for cash -- $1 for every pound.

Sunday, 4:37 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Meachelle Lum, Finding purpose in tragedy

After Meachelle Lum's mother Megan died suddenly two years ago in the midst of the San Ramon teen's junior year at Dougherty Valley High School, her devastation was soon joined by a feeling of wanting to honor her mother's memory and turn tragedy into purpose.

Sunday, 4:36 PM | No comments yet
State Assembly race tightens; Baker’s lead shrinks to 627 votes

The race to represent Pleasanton in the State Assembly has narrowed to a 0.4% lead for Republican incumbent Catharine Baker as Democrat challenger Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has gained two percentage points since Election Night, as pending ballots continue to be processed in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Sunday, 4:11 PM | 20 comments

Friday, November 9, 2018

PHOTO ALBUM: Veterans Day in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton community joined together last Sunday to honor military veterans downtown during the 22nd annual Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade -- held as usual on the weekend before Veterans Day to allow local veterans and civic leaders to represent Pleasanton at other celebrations on the holiday itself.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

PUSD launches internships for adults with special needs

The Pleasanton Unified School District has launched a new internship program for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and they will soon be seeking applicants to begin in the winter.

Thursday, 6:49 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: Holiday parade floats, cricket tournament, new county judge

It's that time of year again. The city is now accepting applications for entries and volunteers for its annual Hometown Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting and Celebration, which is set for the evening of Dec. 1 downtown.

Thursday, 6:49 PM | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: Remembering General Pershing, 100 years later

Chautauqua scholar Doug Mishler, impersonating World War I Gen. John J. Pershing as the grand marshal in last Sunday's Veterans Day parade and later in a performance at the Veterans Memorial Building, brought back memories for me. Not of Gen. Pershing, who died in 1948, but of a movie about him that I was watching in a suburban Chicago hospital when my daughter Kerry was born.

Thursday, 6:49 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Doug Miller, Service to country and community

Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11 -- and observed as a national holiday on Monday -- has special significance for retired Army Maj. Doug Miller, as it should.

Thursday, 6:49 PM | 2 comments
Pleasanton Mothers Club: A network for moms to lean on

Entering motherhood is a daunting undertaking, no matter where you are. An experience that can be isolating, and marks a significant life change. That's where the Pleasanton Mothers Club comes in.

Thursday, 12:40 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Livermore Valley chamber honors local businesses

The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce recently recognized some standout local businesses and representatives.

Wednesday, 6:21 PM | No comments yet
Erratic driver leads to police action near fairgrounds

An erratic and apparently unstable driver led to high levels of police activity near the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Wednesday morning, with details on the incident continuing to unravel.

Wednesday, 5:08 PM | 4 comments
Review: ‘Guys and Dolls’ rolls the die with style

The Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre kicked off its first performance as the Firehouse Arts Center's resident troupe on Saturday night with the musical comedy “Guys and Dolls" -- and they delivered.

Wednesday, 12:45 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Incumbent Narum, challenger Testa win City Council seats

Incumbent Kathy Narum finished well ahead in her bid for re-election to the Pleasanton City Council while slow-growth candidate Julie Testa earned the second available council seat at the end of Election Night.

Wednesday, 2:15 AM | 32 comments
Incumbents post solid night in Livermore, Dublin; Measure U soundly defeated

Voters backed recognizable faces throughout the Tri-Valley during the general election, with every competing city incumbent scoring a victory on Election Night across Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville.

Wednesday, 1:40 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Planning Commission OKs new Shengmeng tutoring center

The Pleasanton Planning Commission approved a use permit for the Shengmeng Education Center on Owens Drive last month, tweaking the proposal slightly to try to address parking concerns from another learning center next door.

Tuesday, 3:36 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Both girls volleyball teams advance to CIF State playoffs

The Amador Valley and Foothill girls volleyball teams kept their seasons alive, with both teams advancing to the CIF State Division I playoffs.

Tuesday, 11:42 AM | No comments yet

Monday, November 5, 2018

Local Daughters of American Revolution rededicate grave marker for namesake Amador

The Tri-Valley's José María Amador Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) rededicated a DAR marker on the grave of their namesake on Oct. 13 in Old St. Mary Cemetery in Gilroy.

Monday, 4:08 PM | No comments yet
Holiday Fund Coupon

Monday, 2:45 PM | No comments yet
BART employee uses CPR to revive passenger at Dublin-Pleasanton station

A BART car cleaner helped save a life last week at the Dublin-Pleasanton station, when he used CPR to help revive a passenger who stopped breathing on a train, authorities said.

Monday, 2:32 PM | 3 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Bryan Ware, Thinking outside the crayon box

Clean up the planet and make kids happy: This is the mission of Danville resident Bryan Ware. It's a mission he has been able to carry out by saving toxic crayons from landfills and safely donating them to sick children in need all across the country with his locally based nonprofit, The Crayon Initiative.

Monday, 1:03 PM | No comments yet
Goodguys to salute veterans at Autumn Get-Together

The show will feature over 2,500 American-made or -powered, candy-colored and chromed hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks of all years for a two-day extravaganza, with a multitude of events and deals celebrating both active and retired members of the military.

Monday, 12:55 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Livermore: New supercomputer to help national labs maintain nukes

"Sierra," described by U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory officials as the world's third fastest supercomputer, will soon be providing the nation's three nuclear security labs with their best nuclear weapon simulations yet.

Sunday, 6:15 PM | No comments yet
News digest: LPC honoring veterans, Prayer Breakfast, 2019 fair dates & eco-friendly gardens

The Las Positas College Veterans First Program and LPC Student Veterans Organization are set to host the 12th annual Honoring Veterans Day event this week at the campus in Livermore.

Sunday, 6:14 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Man dies in officer-involved shooting in Danville

A Newark man died after being shot by a Danville police officer at the end of a short pursuit near downtown on Saturday morning, according to authorities.

Saturday, 5:31 PM | No comments yet

Couples: Philosophy of Love
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,631 views

Keeping Our Brothers, on Thanksgiving
By Tom Cushing | 8 comments | 534 views

Tri-Valley bioscience sector is growing rapidly
By pleasantonweekly.com | 0 comments | 424 views