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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Young woman killed in crash on Highway 84

A 20-year-old woman who wasn't wearing her seatbelt died in a collision Friday morning in Livermore, police said.

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Jane Austen onstage at Bankhead

Aquila Theatre of New York is bringing its signature style to Jane Austen's classic romantic tale of two very different sisters' uneven path to love in "Sense and Sensibility" at a single performance at 7:30 p.m this Thursday at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

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Well-attended music fundraiser supports Pleasanton schools

Local nonprofit PLAY's fundraising concert raised more than $10,000 in cash and goods for PPIE, with more than 350 people filling the Harvest Park Middle School multipurpose room for the March 4 event.

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Local Rotarians collecting to end polio

Tri-Valley Rotarians are holding an End Polio Now campaign during March and April to collect donations to end the paralyzing disease throughout the world.

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State could be heading for dry year in 2018

Much less rainfall than normal has fallen in the last five months in the San Francisco Bay Area, and while there is no immediate danger of drought, the area and the state could see a dry year in 2018, weather experts said Friday.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Editorial: Telling the difference between news stories and opinions

The Weekly's "Pleasanton Preps" columnist, Dennis Miller, wrote last week about a situation in which a set of parents did an investigation of Amador Valley High School girls varsity basketball coach Al Chavira, which led to his being placed on leave. Other team parents felt the "dirt" dug up was benign and requested the coach's reinstatement.

Thursday, 4:24 PM | 3 comments
Singing something different

A madrigal by Bach -- no, not Johannes, but his alleged son, P.D.Q. -- sets the stage for a side-splitting evening of songs as the Mission Peak Chamber Singers present, "And Now for Something Completely Different."

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'The Music Man Jr.' coming to Pleasanton

Seventy-six trombones will march cross the stage at the Firehouse Arts Center, from March 16-25, when "The Music Man Jr." is presented by Pleasanton Civic Arts Stage Company in partnership with Bay Area Children's Theatre.

Thursday, 4:17 PM | 1 comment
News Digest: BART to Livermore, Get your passport, St. Pat's Brew Crawl

With the BART Board of Directors soon to select a preferred Livermore extension option, the Pleasanton City Council voted last week to endorse its top choice: conventional BART rail down the Interstate 580 median to a new station near the Isabel Avenue intersection.

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Coaches for the ages

Lou Cesario at Amador and Angelo Scavone at Foothill are two of the longest-tenured coaches in Pleasanton, both bringing a passion to the sport and to their teams.

Thursday, 3:53 PM | 3 comments

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Emerald Isle next door

Put on your green and make a visit to Dublin this weekend -- Dublin, California, that is -- for its annual St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

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Pleasanton students rally for gun reform on National School Walkout Day

About 1,000 Foothill students joined others around the Tri-Valley and the country in walking out of class Wednesday morning to support gun reform and to commemorate the victims of the Parkland school shooting.

Wednesday, 1:31 PM | 63 comments
Chorale presenting 'The Eternal Rose'

The Valley Concert Chorale is continuing its Season of Roses with a collection of moving choral pieces in its March concert, "The Eternal Rose," at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pleasanton.

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Pleasanton hosting Senior Transit Fair

The city of Pleasanton is holding its annual Senior Transit Fair this Friday (March 16) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center at 5353 Sunol Blvd.

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Zone 7 awards $44M in contracts for ozonation project

The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors unanimously approved three contracts worth just over $44 million with outside firms for the ozone filtration project at the Del Valle Water Treatment Plant.

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School board talks future enrollment projections

The Pleasanton school board received and talked over the annual demographer's report and seven-year enrollment projections Tuesday night.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Remembering Foothill senior Scott Kienhofer

The Foothill High School community is mourning the death of senior Scott Kienhofer, who died Sunday after battling cancer.

Tuesday, 9:17 PM | 2 comments
Police: Man arrested in Dublin robbery linked to other crimes in area

Local authorities arrested a Concord man last week on suspicion of robbing a Dublin convenience store, and they believe the 27-year-old could be tied to other hold-ups in the area.

Tuesday, 2:03 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton Preps: Amador pitcher Williams throws perfect game

Amador Valley softball pitcher Danielle Williams threw a perfect game in the Dons' 5-0 victory over College Park last Saturday, one of two wins for Amador that day.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Get your game on in Livermore

The Livermore Public Library is hosting a board game night at Eight Bridges Brewing as part of its 20s & 30s Programs, from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. The program is free and no registration is required.

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BART board approves 39 proposals to strengthen police oversight

Dozens of recommendations were recently approved by the BART Board of Directors to improve the BART Citizen Oversight Model for BART police, officials with the agency said Friday.

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Work beginning on new Dublin police headquarters

Dublin officials are set to hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week for the city's new police headquarters, just down the road from the Dublin Civic Center.

Monday, 5:07 PM | 2 comments
Local candidate list for June primary rounding into shape

Last Friday marked the initial deadline for candidates hoping to win election to various positions on the June 5 primary ballot for Pleasanton.

Monday, 2:49 PM | 5 comments
School board to discuss student enrollment projections

The Pleasanton school board is set to review and consider the fall 2017 demographers' report Tuesday night.

Monday, 12:11 PM | 4 comments

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Alameda County Fair announces 2018 concert lineup

Classic rockers Blue Oyster Cult, 38 Special and War, country music stars LeAnn Rimes and Clay Walker, hit-makers Shaggy and Sir Mix-a-Lot and Bay Area products En Vogue and Smash Mouth are all set to bring their talents to the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton this summer.

Sunday, 7:54 PM | 2 comments
Man accused of firing gun, threatening Livermore PD officers

Police in Livermore on Friday arrested a man for allegedly firing a gun and threatening officers.

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Valley View: Art lesson follows the masters

The second-grade students in Celeste Nava's dual immersion class at Valley View Elementary School were busy recently recreating artistic masterpieces. The art materials were awarded to the class as part of a grant, "Spectacular STEM Art!"

Sunday, 3:52 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton watercolorist set for art demonstration

Pleasanton artist Charlotte Severin will share her joy and expertise with yupo paper at Monday's meeting of Pleasanton Art League/Livermore Art Association. The gathering is free and open to the public. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Building, 4455 Black Ave.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

National Guard aviators training coming to Dublin

National Guard aviation units from western and southwestern states are coming to Dublin for the next few weeks for their annual training in conjunction with nearby civilian agencies.

Friday, 3:07 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Local rabbi's 'Acoustic Blessings' debut concert set for Sunday

Rabbi Larry Milder, who has earned a national following among fans of new Jewish music for his whimsical ballads and flat-picking guitar style, will debut his album "Acoustic Blessings" at a CD Release Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, where he is rabbi.

Thursday, 5:33 PM | 1 comment
Heritage Film Project focuses on Pleasanton POW

Milt Feldman, now approaching 94, is revisiting the fraught events of his World War II experience in a trailer for a documentary being created by the Heritage Film Project, which filmed at his Pleasanton home in January.

Thursday, 5:33 PM | No comments yet
Baker & Glazer: Together again on issues

It's been said that as California goes, so goes the country. If that's true and based on last week's 15th town hall by State Senator Steve Glazer, a Democrat, and Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, there's hope that the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and the president will yet see eye-to-eye on some bipartisan legislation.

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Harringtons hosting first Public Art Walk of season

Nancy and Gary Harrington are again hosting their Public Art Walk series, with this year's event kicking off this Saturday with an informative walk along downtown.

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Livermore Valley Opera presenting Verdi's 'A Masked Ball'

A tragic love triangle and a sinister conspiracy -- mixed with jealousy, betrayal, guilt and forgiveness -- describes Verdi's "A Masked Ball," the March production of the Livermore Valley Opera at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore from March 10-18.

Thursday, 5:04 PM | No comments yet
Castlewood murders: 10 years later

The news that at least one person had been murdered at a home in Castlewood sent shockwaves through the Pleasanton community when it broke the morning of March 14, 2008.

Thursday, 4:56 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

High schools presenting 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

Pleasanton high school actors and musicians are donning flappers' caps and rosining their bows for their annual musical extravaganza, this year taking on the 1920s-set classic of "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

Wednesday, 4:35 PM | 2 comments
Autonomous vehicles now being tested on San Ramon streets

Officials and members of the media gathered at San Ramon Bishop Ranch Tuesday morning for a historical moment -- the state's first testing of shared autonomous vehicles on public streets.

Wednesday, 2:25 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton students protesting gun violence with fundraising, National School Walkout Day

Foothill sophomores got together over the weekend to make posters and t-shirts to help spread awareness about gun control issues, along with raising $2,600 to support victims of the Parkland, Fla. high school shooting, in which 17 people were killed.

Wednesday, 2:18 PM | 66 comments
Gem Faire back at fairgrounds

The Gem Faire is returning to the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton this weekend. Arts and crafts exhibitors from all over the world will be onsite with a large selection of fine jewelry, crystals, gemstones, beads, minerals, fossils and more.

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Livermore: Upcoming film fest features Sammy Davis Jr.

The newly released documentary film, "Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me," will be shown at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Vine Cinema & Alehouse in Livermore as part of the 23rd annual East Bay International Jewish Film Festival.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Family Fort Night set in Livermore

The Livermore Public Library will host a Family Fort Night from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.

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School board discusses math pathways, non-PUSD courses

The Pleasanton school board waded into murky waters Monday night as trustees and staff talked over math pathways and policies surrounding non-district courses during a three-hour-long public workshop.

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A time of transition for restaurants in downtown Pleasanton

Looking to grab a bite to eat downtown? The options are changing. Downtown is going through a time of transition restaurant-wise, for positive and negative reasons.

Tuesday, 6:14 PM | 35 comments
Pleasanton PD seeks help to locate man missing since last month

Pleasanton police are seeking the public's help in locating a man who went missing last month.

Tuesday, 5:55 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Sad situation with Amador Valley girls basketball

What started as a promising season ended in shambles, with second-year Dons coach Al Chavira suspended thanks to one pair of disgruntled parents.

Tuesday, 2:14 PM | 48 comments
Remembering former Alameda County Sheriff Charles Plummer

Former Alameda County Sheriff Charles C. "Charley" Plummer died at his home in Hayward early Sunday evening at the age of 87, according to sheriff's officials.

Tuesday, 11:54 AM | 2 comments

Monday, March 5, 2018

Alameda County announces Women's Hall of Fame class of 2018

Local leaders are recognizing 12 women and one teenager from throughout the county later this month with induction into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame.

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Convicted killer charged with murders of two women in Fremont in 1986

A 57-year-old man who is already in state prison for a 1989 murder has been charged with the murders of two young women in Fremont in 1986, police said Monday.

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Pleasanton council to hear update on BART to Livermore

Pleasanton City Council members are set to receive an update Tuesday on the BART to Livermore project and consider whether to offer their support to a traditional BART rail extension down the Interstate 580 corridor rather than the other alternatives on the table.

Monday, 3:53 PM | No comments yet
Local students recognized for winning DAR essay contest

The Jose Maria Amador Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently honored students across the Tri-Valley who stood out in the group's annual student essay contest.

Monday, 12:41 PM | No comments yet
Enjoy jazzy evening with All Stars

The East Bay Jazz High School All Stars are appearing at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore for a single performance at 7 p.m. this Sunday. Tickets are $10.

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Commission talks residential lot improvements around downtown

The Pleasanton Planning Commission discussed three residential improvement projects proposed for the outskirts of downtown last week.

Monday, 12:21 PM | 2 comments

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