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Monday, January 17, 2022

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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Chorale holding auditions

Valley Concert Chorale is looking for new members for its chorus, which has been in existence for more than 50 years.

Sunday, 6:52 PM | No comments yet
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 comment
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

Friday, January 14, 2022

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.

Friday, 7:42 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 13, 2022

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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Alameda 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 | No comments yet
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
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 | No comments yet
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

Monday, January 10, 2022

PUSD election map workshop planned for Tuesday

The Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees will review three different maps proposed for use in future elections at a special town hall meeting on Tuesday night, starting at 7 p.m.

Monday, 9:23 PM | 2 comments
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Prop. 47 targeted by Dem, GOP lawmakers

A Democratic bill would reverse a key aspect of Proposition 47 by reducing the felony threshold for petty theft and shoplifting, while a Republican one would overturn Prop. 47 altogether.

Saturday, 2:34 PM | 2 comments
Subdivision up for review by Pleasanton Planning Commission

Following a one month delay, the Pleasanton Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for a proposed subdivision near the Chain of Lakes on Wednesday.

Saturday, 1:19 PM | 2 comments

Friday, January 7, 2022

Livermore council to consider new plans for downtown hotel

The Livermore council will hold a public hearing Monday to consider an amended and restated disposition, development and loan agreement (DDLA) with hoteliers Presidio Companies to develop a four-story wine country hotel downtown.

Friday, 5:53 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 6, 2022

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 | No comments yet
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.

Thursday, 5:44 PM | No comments yet
Local artist blends 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 | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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 | No comments yet
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 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

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