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Friday, May 24, 2019

Fire Chief Torres leaving LPFD for top spot in Santa Clara

Fire Chief Ruben Torres is resigning from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department after agreeing to become the next leader of the Santa Clara Fire Department, LPFD officials announced on Friday.

Friday, 1:25 PM | 2 comments

Thursday, May 23, 2019

PPD: Prostitution sting nets eight arrests

Seven prospective johns and one purported pimp were arrested at a local hotel this week in a multi-agency undercover operation aiming to curb prostitution, according to Pleasanton PD.

Thursday, 4:37 PM | 6 comments
Quilts of Valor: Foundation honors Army captain transferring from Camp Parks

Army Capt. Todd Hamilton was draped with the quilt he recently received courtesy of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which recognizes service members and veterans touched by war with a comforting and healing handmade quilt.

Thursday, 1:32 PM | No comments yet
Recruit firefighters graduate from LPFD Academy

Ten firefighters celebrated completing the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Recruit Academy during a graduation ceremony at Las Positas College.

Thursday, 1:28 PM | 1 comment
Around Pleasanton: It's Memorial Day weekend, fly the flag

Pleasanton's annual Memorial Day observance will be held starting at 11 a.m. Monday in the garden area just south of the Pleasanton Senior Center on Sunol Boulevard.

Thursday, 11:51 AM | No comments yet
Workday opens its new office center in Pleasanton

Workday opened its new six-story, architecturally striking corporate headquarters building on Stoneridge Mall Road last week with a preview tour for several hundred guests and welcoming remarks by co-founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri.

Thursday, 11:46 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tri-Valley Blue Devils win two state championships

It was another banner year for Tri-Valley Blue Devils ice hockey club, with two teams earning California state championships and another four advancing to the earlier Northern California tournament after strong regular seasons.

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Las Positas College set for commencement ceremony Saturday

Las Positas College is set to spotlight the hard work of the 1,282 students in this year's graduating class during the Livermore community college's annual commencement ceremony this weekend.

Wednesday, 10:00 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: Antiques Faire, Downtown task force meeting & Bird watching

Downtown Pleasanton is set to play host to the Spring Antiques & Collectibles Faire this Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, 9:22 PM | No comments yet
School board appoints Mike O'Brien as new Vintage Hills principal

The school board appointed Pleasanton Middle School VP Mike O'Brien to be new principal at Vintage Hills Elementary School this week, while two other people will share vice principal duties at Amador Valley High.

Wednesday, 3:18 PM | 16 comments
Art and Wind Festival to blow through San Ramon on Memorial Day weekend

An event that to many San Ramon residents has become synonymous with Memorial Day weekend, the annual Art and Wind Festival, is set to return, and organizers are looking to blow away attendees' already lofty expectations.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Local Realtors eye posts in statewide association

Two active members of the Bay East Association of Realtors have their sights set on leadership positions in the California Association of Realtors for the coming years.

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Studies show 12 wine-growing districts in Tri-Valley

Two scientific studies commissioned by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association show 12 identifiable growing districts within the 260,000-acre Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area.

Tuesday, 11:21 PM | No comments yet
Wings of Freedom celebrates 30th national tour with annual stop in Livermore

The annual Wings of Freedom Tour in Livermore encourages visitors to climb aboard the "living, breathing museum" for tours, flights and history lessons.

Tuesday, 11:21 PM | 2 comments
Sunflower Hill breaks ground on affordable housing project for adults with special needs

Beaming faces filled the audience on an unseasonably rainy afternoon as nonprofit Sunflower Hill celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of its residential community for adults with special needs just outside downtown Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 4:28 PM | 1 comment

Monday, May 20, 2019

Suspects identified in recent vandalism strikes on Pleasanton Middle School

Pleasanton Middle School officials have found the parties responsible for vandalizing the campus twice last week, following an internal investigation.

Monday, 10:45 PM | 37 comments
Tennis courts off the table for Amador Valley High parking options

A proposal to park hundreds of cars on the Amador Valley High tennis courts during construction of a solar panel structure in the school's front parking lot has been scrapped after tennis coaches and families roundly panned the plan.

Monday, 10:43 PM | 12 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Falcons, Dons making deep runs on diamond at sections

The Amador Valley and Foothill softball and baseball teams all won their first two games in the North Coast Section playoffs to advance to the semifinals.

Monday, 4:19 PM | No comments yet
PUSD board to discuss costs of Lydisken rebuild, Pleasanton Middle field rehab

The Pleasanton school board is set to decide Tuesday night whether to add nearly $95,000 more to the final tally for designing the rebuild and modernization project at Lydiksen Elementary School.

Monday, 1:10 PM | 2 comments
'Spread Cheer with Beer' campaign nets $1,500 for Taylor Family Foundation

Visit Tri-Valley leaders recently marked the culmination of their "Spread Cheer with Beer" fundraising campaign by presenting a donation check worth $1,500 to the Taylor Family Foundation.

Monday, 12:08 PM | No comments yet
Hour of Code at Quarry Lane School

Middle-schoolers at the Quarry Lane School in Dublin recently participated in the Hour of Code, part of an international effort to introduce students to coding and computer sciences.

Monday, 11:56 AM | No comments yet
Elvis onstage in Pleasanton

"G.I. Blues: The Songs of Elvis Presley" will be a special Memorial Weekend concert at 7 p.m. this Sunday (May 26) at the Firehouse Arts Center.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Foothill finishes strong at DECA Conference in Orlando

Foothill High School's DECA team capped a prolific competition season with a strong finish several weeks ago at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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Local students win big in tobacco PSA contest

Tri-Valley students took home a number of awards last month in the annual Alameda County Tobacco Use Prevention Education Public Service Announcement contest, which aims to educate the about the dangers of tobacco and vaping.

Sunday, 9:05 PM | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Serving displaced families in Northern Iraq

She'd seen poverty, but nothing like the suffering she saw in the camp. "It turned my world upside down," she said. In retrospect, after working in Northern Iraq for the last year, by comparison were not that bad.

Sunday, 8:59 PM | No comments yet
NorCal Night Market back in Pleasanton next weekend

A diverse variety of traditional Asian street foods that combine cultures and taste buds are hallmarks of the NorCal Night Market, which is set to return to the Alameda County Fairgrounds for a second year in a row next weekend.

Sunday, 8:59 PM | 1 comment
Spring ballet presenting timeless favorites in Livermore

Valley Dance Theatre will showcase the beauty of classical ballet as well as contemporary delights at its annual repertory production, "Spring Rep," next weekend at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

Sunday, 8:58 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley exec arrested for allegedly hacking competitor

Taking the term food fight to a whole new level, an executive at the Danville-based Choicelunch, has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into a competitor's website, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Sunday, 8:57 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Castlewood members vote against pursuing negotiations with Bay Club

Members of the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton rejected a proposal to negotiate a letter of intent for the Bay Club to take over ownership of the club and its two 18-hole golf courses.

Thursday, 5:10 PM | 7 comments
Pleasanton Real Estate: Your home on stage

When prospective buyers look at your home, remember this: There is no second chance to make a first impression.

Thursday, 4:36 PM | No comments yet
Livermore: Store employee robbed at gunpoint by three teenagers

Three teenagers robbed an employee at a Livermore ampm convenience store at gunpoint late Tuesday night, according to police.

Thursday, 4:35 PM | No comments yet
Sheriff's deputy arrested on suspicion of DUI, assault in Livermore

An Alameda County sheriff's deputy was arrested in Livermore early in May on suspicion of drunk driving and assault, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.

Thursday, 4:28 PM | 4 comments
Pleasanton hosts Special Olympics events

The Amador Valley Athletic Boosters hosted the annual Special Olympics East Bay Track and Volleyball Tournaments last Saturday with 13 track teams and 10 volleyball squads.

Thursday, 1:08 PM | No comments yet
Draw the line: District-based elections taking hold in Tri-Valley

Many local elections in the Tri-Valley are in the midst of a major makeover, and come 2020, voters in the area will find a variety of changes on their ballots as a result.

Thursday, 11:09 AM | No comments yet
'Everyone Sang' at First Presbyterian

The Mission Peak Chamber Singers are joining with the First Presbyterian Chancel Choir and the East Bay People's Choir for a grand celebration of the human spirit called "Everyone Sang."

Thursday, 10:56 AM | No comments yet
News Digest: Run to Remember, Adobe docent tours & Home improvement workshop

Police supporters are set to come in droves to Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton this weekend to honor and support those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Thursday, 10:48 AM | No comments yet
Overnight vandalism strikes Pleasanton Middle School

Someone vandalized Pleasanton Middle School overnight on Tuesday, causing damage to the campus including the school garden.

Thursday, 7:32 AM | 28 comments

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The state of Dublin Unified School District

Since taking the reins barely a month ago as interim superintendent of Dublin Unified School District, Dave Marken has already overseen a number of significant developments in a short period of time.

Wednesday, 2:54 PM | No comments yet
Children's Chorus performing Saturday at Bankhead

Cantabella Children's Chorus is performing its spring concert, "Portraits," this Saturday, showing music in everyday lives, celebrating childhood, and leading the audience to visualize familiar portraits.

Wednesday, 2:21 PM | No comments yet
Record-setting PPIE Run for Education

The Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation's seventh annual Run for Education last month set an event fundraising record with $113,000 net.

Wednesday, 12:31 PM | No comments yet
Paratransit overhaul? Pleasanton weighing options

Pleasanton is contemplating some major changes to its paratransit service, though city officials reiterate it's still early in the public consideration process and no final decisions have been made.

Wednesday, 11:21 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Pleasanton: City recognizes new commission, committee members

The city of Pleasanton has welcomed its newest slate of 18 city commissioners and committee members.

Tuesday, 10:12 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Recipients announced for Community of Character awards

From a photographer to a generous couple to a teen battling a rare disease, this year's Community of Character award winners exemplify the program's values of "Responsibility, Compassion, Self-Discipline, Honesty, Respect & Integrity."

Tuesday, 12:20 PM | 1 comment
Valley Children's Museum hosting event to welcome new exhibit

After more than a year of development and construction, play-based learning will once return to the Tri-Valley when the Valley Children's Museum holds its grand reopening and reveals its new exhibit on Wednesday in Dublin.

Tuesday, 12:11 PM | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Stoneridge Mall losing its luster for some

Stoneridge Shopping Center, a shopping mecca for generations of Livermore Valley residents, is losing its luster for some patrons.

Tuesday, 12:04 PM | 12 comments

Monday, May 13, 2019

Danville: Hundreds gather for candlelight vigil on anniversary of Ben Curry's death

On the anniversary of the on-campus drowning death of SRVHS freshman Ben Curry, hundreds of loved ones and supportive community members gathered in front of the Danville Library on Wednesday to hold a candlelight vigil...

Monday, 4:40 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton school board mulls survey on potential new bond measure

A potential school facilities bond measure on next year's ballot generated a fair amount of discussion during the Pleasanton school board's regular meeting last week.

Monday, 4:28 PM | 7 comments
Jury awards $2 billion from Monsanto to Livermore couple who developed cancer

An Alameda County Superior Court jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion in damages from Monsanto Co. to a Livermore couple who claimed the company's Roundup weedkiller caused both of them to develop cancer.

Monday, 3:02 PM | 15 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Amador volleyball, tennis teams win section titles

Amador Valley celebrated two boys team NCS championships last week, with the varsity tennis and varsity volleyball squads winning their sectional tournaments.

Monday, 2:04 PM | No comments yet
Livermore hosting annual Street Fest

The Livermore Downtown Street Fest happening next weekend is old and it's new. Although this is the 28th year for the event, it is launching a new winery and brewery experience -- Pop Up Wine Lounges and Pop Up Tap Rooms are replacing

Monday, 11:25 AM | No comments yet

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