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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Amador Valley students hosting ethical fashion show

Two Amador Valley High students striving to raise awareness about the positive aspects of ethical practices in the clothing industry are holding an ethical fashion show in the school's multipurpose room next week.

Wednesday, 1:55 PM | No comments yet
Defendant appeals gun conviction in Kate Steinle case

The undocumented Mexican citizen who was convicted of possessing the gun that killed Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier in 2015 has appealed his conviction, claiming that the trial judge failed to give a key jury instruction.

Wednesday, 1:13 PM | 1 comment
Chabot-Las Positas names another interim chancellor, restarting recruitment process

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District will soon have its third interim leader as the Board of Trustees has decided to restart the hiring process to find a permanent chancellor after not approving any applicant from the first round of recruitment.

Wednesday, 1:10 PM | 1 comment
School board reviews funding sources for new campus on Donlon site

As part of first steps toward building a second campus on the Donlon Elementary School property -- now referred to by district staff as "Elementary School No. 10" -- the Pleasanton school board has begun reviewing options for how it will it pay for the estimated $61.25 million project.

Wednesday, 9:11 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

City Council endorses changes to Hacienda planning regulations

The Pleasanton City Council gave its initial endorsement Tuesday to a series of changes proposed for the policy documents governing development in Hacienda Business Park.

Tuesday, 11:12 PM | No comments yet
Heavy rain, strong winds forecast in Bay Area

The National Weather Service has issued warnings about flash floods and high winds in the Bay Area starting Wednesday morning as a major storm bears down on the region.

Tuesday, 4:18 PM | No comments yet
Bay Club bids for Castlewood as members consider options

Members will consider options at the Pleasanton club's annual meeting on Jan. 19 when the Board of Directors and senior staff will lay out various scenarios and their costs for tackling the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) shortcomings of the clubhouse.

Tuesday, 12:51 PM | 15 comments
Zone 7 gives out flood preparation tips

With the Tri-Valley continuing the rainy start to 2019, the Zone 7 Water Agency has released an advisory to help residents stay prepared for potential flooding amid wet weather.

Tuesday, 11:54 AM | No comments yet
Gypsy jazz: Django Shredders coming to Livermore

Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt took the world by storm with his gypsy jazz in the 1930-40s, and he is now regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the last century. His life and times will be commemorated by the Django Shredders -- jazz guitarists Alex Ciavarelli and Rudy Marquez -- at 8 p.m. next Saturday (Jan. 19) at the Bothwell Arts Center.

Tuesday, 11:53 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Basketball season showing good and bad in prep sports

In all my years covering high school sports, one of the things I enjoyed the most was watching the coaches work with the kids -- not just developing their skills in their sport, but how they developed as people.

Tuesday, 11:53 AM | 4 comments

Monday, January 14, 2019

Crab feed for Paws in Need

Paws in Need is hosting a crab feed fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 2 -- a fun evening of clam chowder, fresh cracked Dungeness crab, pasta, Caesar salad, bread and dessert -- to help save the life of a lovable pet and help animal overpopulation.

Monday, 1:09 PM | No comments yet
Livermore Valley Opera offers glimpse 'Behind the Curtain'

Livermore Valley Opera officials have subsequently informed the Weekly that the "Behind the Curtain" fundraiser has been canceled due to low ticket sales but will be rescheduled at a later, unspecified date.

Monday, 12:00 PM | No comments yet
Sentencing delayed for Livermore man in vehicular manslaughter case

The sentencing for a Livermore man who's been convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for the death of a 20-year-old woman who was a passenger in his car in a crash in Oakland four years ago was postponed last week at the request of his attorney.

Monday, 12:00 PM | 2 comments
Sunflower Hill on pace to break ground at Irby Ranch this spring

Tri-Valley nonprofit Sunflower Hill is on track to begin construction on its new residential community for special needs adults just outside downtown Pleasanton in March.

Monday, 11:22 AM | No comments yet
PG&E intends to file for bankruptcy

San Francisco-based PG&E announced via a news release early Monday morning that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy just one day after its CEO resigned, according to company officials.

Monday, 10:27 AM | 7 comments

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sheriff's office marks 40th anniversary of Dublin cold-case murder

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office recently shined a spotlight on the 40th anniversary of the murder of Frances Rash at her home in Dublin, putting out a renewed call for information that could help investigator solve the cold-case homicide.

Sunday, 7:39 PM | No comments yet
PUSD board reviewing options to pay for new school on Donlon site

As part of moving forward with building a second campus on the Donlon Elementary School property, the Pleasanton school board is set Tuesday to discuss how the district will finance construction of the project.

Sunday, 7:38 PM | 2 comments

Friday, January 11, 2019

Church, SRVUSD settle suit with ex-Cal High coach's abuse victim for $1.5 million

A sexual assault survivor is receiving more than $1.5 million combined from New Life Church of Alamo and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District as part of the settlement of legal complaints stemming from abuse committed by a former church youth group leader and California High School head wrestling coach, according to a statement from the young man's attorneys on Thursday.

Friday, 4:29 PM | No comments yet
Coroner IDs Livermore motorcyclist killed on I-580 last weekend

A man who was killed last Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle while riding in heavy rain on Interstate 580 east of Livermore has been identified by the Alameda County coroner as 21-year-old Cristo Garcia of Livermore.

Friday, 2:46 PM | 1 comment
Grammy winner Melissa Manchester performing at Bankhead

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester, who soared to stardom in 1975 with her hit single "Midnight Blue," will be at the Bankhead Theater at 8 p.m. next Friday (Jan. 18).

Friday, 1:50 PM | No comments yet
Scouting for Food

Local Boy Scouts in the Twin Valley District (Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Sunol) recently collected 32,027 pounds of food and 96 pallets of clothing donated through its Scouting for Food drive.

Friday, 1:32 PM | 1 comment
Birthday coat drive

To celebrate her 60th birthday, Pleasanton resident Gretchen Kyle threw a birthday coat drive at Barone's Restaurant downtown in support of One Warm Coat, a nonprofit with chapters across the nation that donates coats to those in need. She helped collect more than 100 coats at the event on Dec. 16.

Friday, 1:29 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Glazer introduces bills aimed at improving college student progress

Local State Senator Steve Glazer is taking a crack at improving the performance of public universities in California, introducing a series of bills that would establish a database to monitor students habits as well as a state-run office to hold higher education systems accountable for their students' performances.

Thursday, 4:45 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: Women's March, Workouts for Ofc. Henricksen & Cultural celebration

Women's rights advocates are set to participate in a Women's March in Pleasanton next weekend, joining hundreds of other similar events across the nation.

Thursday, 4:45 PM | 1 comment
Editorial: Holiday Fund needs your help as 2018 campaign nears end

Even though the campaign will end next Tuesday, there's still time to contribute to the Pleasanton Weekly's 2018 Holiday Fund.

Thursday, 4:37 PM | No comments yet
Welcome to watercolors in Firehouse gallery

The California Watercolor Association opens its annual National Exhibition at the Harrington Gallery on Friday, with a public reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.

Thursday, 4:33 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton filmmaker collaborating to create look at life in San Francisco

Enter filmmaker Scotty Cornfield of Pleasanton. The independent movie producer, who is also a former homicide detective, captured one of San Francisco's many stories -- a homeless man whose clever signs garner attention.

Thursday, 4:26 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

PPD identifies man who hit pedestrian; name not being released

Pleasanton police said Wednesday they have identified the driver accused of giving false information after hitting a pedestrian with his pickup truck last month, but they aren't releasing the man's name publicly because he has not been arrested.

Wednesday, 4:34 PM | No comments yet
Police serve warrant at Pleasanton house in Belmont murder investigation

Belmont police's investigation into the fatal shooting of a teenager in their city took them into Pleasanton on Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, 3:17 PM | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Stopping theft in New York from Main Street in Pleasanton

The co-founder of Deep Sentinel was celebrating the success of the company's home security system in deterring a package theft from the porch of a customer in York, New York. Their system, now in the beta phase, was being monitored from the company's headquarters overlooking Main Street in the Kolln Hardware building in downtown Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 12:37 PM | No comments yet
Chicago tribute this weekend at Firehouse

"Chicago: The Tribute," eight professional musicians on one stage, will be at Firehouse Arts Center this weekend recreating that great sound with powerful horns, rich vocals and a rockin' rhythm section.

Wednesday, 11:51 AM | No comments yet
Chabot-Las Positas board mulls chancellor options

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is poised to have more clarity on the future of its chancellor vacancy next week, with the Board of Trustees set to again discuss how to proceed with recruitment after still not selecting a candidate as of its last meeting on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 11:46 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Pleasanton PD sergeant lauded for using Heimlich to save choking man at restaurant

Police Chief Dave Spiller recently took the opportunity to publicly commend one of Pleasanton's finest, lauding Sgt. Marty Billdt for "heroic and life-saving actions" in helping an older man who was choking at a local restaurant.

Tuesday, 3:13 PM | 1 comment
Alameda County seeks nominees for Women's Hall of Fame

The Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for candidates to be inducted among the class of 2019.

Tuesday, 2:12 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Rep presenting 'Hunchback of Notre Dame'

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre takes audiences to Paris this month with the musical, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," based on the 1831 Victor Hugo novel with songs from the 1996 Disney animated feature.

Tuesday, 2:12 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Basketball teams begin EBAL play

To compete for an East Bay Athletic League basketball title, you need to beat the teams you're supposed to beat and hold serve at home against the other title contenders. In Week 1 of the EBAL season, the Amador Valley boys basketball team checked both boxes.

Tuesday, 12:01 PM | No comments yet
Governor appoints five new Alameda County judges

During his last weeks as governor, Jerry Brown made dozens of appointments to various positions across the state, including selecting five new Alameda County Superior Court judges.

Tuesday, 10:15 AM | 7 comments

Monday, January 7, 2019

Young Tri-Valley runners compete at nationals

After a season of training and running in two qualifying races, 18 members of the Mount Diablo Heat Junior Olympic Track & Cross-Country Club competed at the National Championship in Reno last month.

Monday, 4:00 PM | No comments yet
GLIFY raises funds for Paradise

Local high school students from the East Bay nonprofit Global Leadership Initiatives for Youth (GLIFY) donated $2,600 of fundraising proceeds to Paradise High School Learning Center in Chico Mall on Dec. 8, in the wake of the devastating wildfires.

Monday, 3:59 PM | No comments yet
Dublin teen becomes troop's 100th Eagle Scout

Dublin High School student Ryan Shipps was recently honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, becoming the 100th member of Troop 905 to attain the Eagle Scout ranking.

Monday, 3:59 PM | No comments yet
Livermore PD looking for men who stole $20K in handbags from outlets store

Livermore police are looking for help in identifying two men accused of stealing more than $20,000 worth of handbags from a store at the San Francisco Premium Outlets last week.

Monday, 11:11 AM | No comments yet
PUSD schedules TK/K information sessions

With the calendar turning to 2019, Pleasanton Unified School District officials are aware that some parents are already getting prepared for sending their young children to school for the first time next fall.

Monday, 11:08 AM | No comments yet
Make a Difference for Pleasanton Festival set later this month

'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. One way to improve your life is by discovering the joy of helping others, and Jan. 19 is the day in Pleasanton to explore the many ways you can volunteer.

Monday, 11:07 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 6, 2019

City updates 'Development Status' interactive map

The city's Community Development Department recently completed the latest update of the "Development Project Status" map on its main webpage, including the newest information on major projects going on around Pleasanto

Sunday, 5:45 PM | 2 comments
Resolution review: Suggestions to improve our lives surround us

Check out the checkout stand or browse the web: Everywhere, headlines shout out New Year's resolutions to drastically improve our lives in 2019.

Sunday, 5:45 PM | No comments yet
Livermore motorcyclist killed in I-580 crash

A 21-year-old Livermore man died Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle lost control on Interstate 580 a mile west of the Grant Line Road interchange in far eastern Alameda County, the California Highway Patrol said.

Sunday, 5:44 PM | 15 comments
Tim Talk: New scrutiny for East Dublin residential proposals

When the new Dublin City Council gets down to business this month, you can expect a fresh look at all potential residential projects.

Sunday, 3:30 PM | 6 comments

Friday, January 4, 2019

Body found at Altamont Landfill identified; circumstances still unclear

Authorities have confirmed the identity of a woman whose decomposing body was discovered New Year's Eve at a Waste Management landfill in unincorporated Alameda County east of Livermore, sheriff's officials said.

Friday, 10:24 AM | 1 comment

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