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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Pleasanton council to decide fate of Meadowlark Trail project

Pleasanton City Council members are poised to debate on the construction of the proposed Meadowlark Trail project at their regular council meeting Tuesday. Residents in the neighborhood off Foothill Road opposed the new trail after...

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Danville mayor condemns racist display near Blackhawk

Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich released a statement Monday, condemning the group of masked people who on Saturday held up signs at the corner of Blackhawk Road and Camino Tassajara, saying things like 'White Lives Matter' and...

Monday, 5:57 PM | 1 comment
BART to launch pilot program for rider pass compatible with all Bay Area transit agencies

BART plans to launch a pilot program later this year to test the viability of a global transit pass compatible with every public transit agency in the nine-county Bay Area.

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Foothill alum shipping out 'On the Town'

Actor and software engineer Edward Im has branched out from his Pleasanton roots and into the South Bay where he will be performing in South Bay Musical Theatre's upcoming production of 'On the Town.'

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Fire activity in the Tri-Valley

Firefighters were busy with multiple incidents in grasslands in recent days in the Tri-Valley, including one at over 130 acres near Interstate 580 in Livermore, a smaller vegetation fire in Pleasanton and controlled burns in Dublin.

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'Breaking Bad' stars making appearance in Pleasanton

Actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, who starred together on the drama series 'Breaking Bad,' are scheduled to make an appearance in Pleasanton next month -- a bottle-signing at Gene's Fine Foods.

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Bay Area health officers urge return to masking, other COVID precautions amid latest surge

Health officials in 11 counties urged residents across the greater Bay Area Friday to once again take COVID-19 precautions like masking as cases and hospitalizations rise across the region.

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How bad is water use in California? March is the worst so far, up 19%

Ignoring urgent pleas from water officials, Californians used substantially more water after a record-dry three months gripped the state.

Sunday, 1:13 PM | No comments yet
California's $100 billion surplus: What to know about Newsom's spending plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom reveals his revised May budget, including his inflation relief plan and spending priorities on education, the environment and more.

Sunday, 1:12 PM | 6 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Remembering 'Dr. B' George Baljevich, a legend in Tri-Valley local sports

George Baljevich -- "Dr. B" -- was such an iconic figure in Pleasanton that locally he was every bit as well-known as John Madden. So, writing about Dr. B, who passed away at the age of 84 on May 12 was a daunting task.

Sunday, 6:21 AM | 10 comments

Thursday, May 12, 2022

County health officials want residents to know about COVID-19 treatments

Treatment is available for eligible people who become infected with COVID-19, Alameda County's health officer told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, but residents must access treatment quickly after symptoms start.

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What a Week: Building a solution to cycle of homelessness in Tri-Valley

Finding ways to overcome the relentless cycle of homelessness is among the most daunting problems in society. But there is an example of hope coming more into view in Livermore, and it could provide more than just a drop in the bucket.

Thursday, 11:41 PM | No comments yet
A lasting impact

In the hearts of many in Tulancingo, late Pleasanton resident Bob Athenour now truly has a permanent presence in the community of his hometown's sister city in Mexico -- a life-size bronze sculpture of him sitting on a park bench.

Thursday, 10:56 PM | 3 comments
Live Chalk Art Sundays in San Ramon

Sundays this spring and summer will be a little more colorful for visitors of San Ramon's City Center Bishop Ranch as the venue hosts live chalk art demonstrations beginning this weekend.

Thursday, 10:14 PM | No comments yet
Election certified: LVJUSD parcel tax renewal passes by less than 1% margin

Voters have renewed the Livermore school district's $138 parcel tax for another seven years, with Measure A clearing the two-thirds supermajority threshold with 67.31% Yes, according to election results certified on Wednesday night.

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Classic Comic Art Sale in Livermore

Purchase framed serigraph cells of popular and beloved comics as well as mid-century framed prints at Bothwell Arts Center's Classic Comic Art Sale this weekend.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Pleasanton school board to vote on purchasing Hacienda office building for $23.5 million

Pleasanton Unified School District trustees are set to discuss entering into a $23.5 million sales agreement to acquire the Arroyo Center in Hacienda Business Park to become the new home of the district headquarters.

Wednesday, 10:26 PM | 4 comments
Pleasanton council doles out community grants

The Pleasanton City Council last week agreed to distribute more than $1.2 million to nonprofits and other efforts in the region through the annual grant process funded by local and federal dollars.

Wednesday, 3:50 PM | No comments yet
Stanford resident physicians vote to join union

Doctors who are resident and fellow physicians at Stanford Health Care have voted to join a union by a wide margin, the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR-SEIU) said in a press statement last week.

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Helicopter crashes at PG&E training site in Livermore

A helicopter crashed at a PG&E training facility in Livermore, injuring two occupants on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

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Hively opens new Family Resource Center in Dublin

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last month in Dublin to commemorate the opening of the Hively Family Resource Center, designed as a one-stop shop for families to obtain all the basic necessities they need all under one roof.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Leadership transition at Pleasanton's Museum on Main

After 13 years at the helm, Executive Director Jim DeMersman has announced he will retire from Pleasanton's Museum on Main in the fall. Sarah Schaefer, the current education director, has been named as his permanent successor.

Tuesday, 9:02 PM | No comments yet
Livermore council paves way for condos in Isabel Neighborhood Specific Plan area

The Livermore City Council voted Monday to approve a resolution that charts the course for a new development consisting of more than 100 housing units and infrastructure aimed at utilizing and promoting cleaner energy use.

Tuesday, 8:10 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Commission to vote on 2-story, mixed-use building on Hartz Avenue

The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to consider allowing a proposed development consisting of condos, commercial space and a below-ground parking garage near the center of downtown to replace the FAZ restaurant building.

Tuesday, 6:37 AM | 2 comments
High school all-stars playing jazz at the Bankhead

Support the next generation of musicians this Sunday when the East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars play at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Livermore school earns national Green Ribbon award

Livermore's Altamont Creek Elementary School was recently bestowed with the honor of being named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, becoming one of four schools in California to receive the nationwide award.

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Virtual Academy's Little named Pleasanton Unified Teacher of the Year

Arick Little, a math teacher at the Pleasanton Virtual Academy, is the winner of Pleasanton Unified School District's Teacher of the Year award.

Monday, 4:54 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton man pleads guilty to theft of pandemic relief funds

A 53-year-old Pleasanton man pleaded guilty Thursday in an Oakland federal court to stealing nearly $200,000 in pandemic relief funds, according to federal officials.

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Federal judge finds ADA plaintiff's testimony 'not credible,' dismisses suit against Peninsula restaurant

A federal judge has found that a disabled plaintiff's testimony was "not credible" and dismissed his suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act after he sued a Redwood City restaurant over the accessibility of its outdoor dining.

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Sunol Rep returns with familiar melodrama

The Sunol Repertory Theatre is back onstage for two weekends in May, reprising the melodrama it prepared to perform before the Bay Area first shut down two years ago -- 'The Treasure of Shiver River'.

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Teen charged with murder after victim in Livermore crash dies in hospital

A teenager has seen his charges upgraded to include murder after a Livermore woman seriously injured in a car crash allegedly caused by the young man in February recently died at the hospital from her injuries, the Weekly has learned.

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Livermore Street Fest set for next weekend

Livermore's Downtown Street Fest, one of the longest running celebrations in the East Bay, will be May 14 and 15, featuring beer and wine tasting lounges and live entertainment.

Friday, 12:24 AM | No comments yet
The community effort to 'Save Donlon Field'

Donlon Elementary parents recently held a rally to appeal to PUSD and raise awareness among the community about their desire to retain all of the large green space at the campus that is being considered as an option for future housing.

Friday, 12:10 AM | 8 comments

Thursday, May 5, 2022

News Digest: First Weekends on Main | Livermore Rodeo Parade | Domestic violence survivor support group

The PDA's First Weekends on Main program begins this Friday through Sunday in downtown Pleasanton. See that plus planning for Livermore Rodeo Parade and Tri-Valley Haven's domestic violence survivor support group in our News Digest.

Thursday, 5:32 PM | No comments yet
Landlord group sues over Alameda County's eviction moratorium

Together with a group of five Alameda County landlords, the California Apartment Association is asking the court to issue preliminary and permanent injunctions to prevent enforcement of the county's eviction moratorium.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Pleasanton PD urges residents, businesses to register security systems

The Pleasanton Police Department recently put out a call encouraging all residents and businesses with video security systems to register their cameras with the department in order to help deter criminals and better solve crimes.

Wednesday, 5:31 PM | No comments yet
Amador Valley High celebrates We the People national championship

The competition civics team from Amador Valley High is the best in the country, winning the national We the People tournament last week for the second time in school history.

Wednesday, 5:24 PM | 4 comments
PUSD board wants to proceed with reviewing plans to move district operations off Bernal site

The discussion about setting up the Pleasanton Unified School District property on the edge of downtown for future redevelopment could be moving to the next stage soon. The Board of Trustees expressed interest in a conceptual plan...

Wednesday, 5:17 PM | 8 comments
Food, flowers and fun

Mother's Day is coming on Sunday, and in addition to (or instead of) those traditional plans, take some time and explore local offerings of food, flowers and fun to help create and celebrate you or someone special in your life.

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Las Positas College Literary Arts Festival returns this weekend

Experience a full day of free writing workshops and panels when Las Positas College's Literary Arts Festival returns this Saturday

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Tri-Valley rallies support access to safe and legal abortions

Several dozen people joined together in Livermore and Dublin on Tuesday in a show of support for protecting access to safe and legal abortions in the wake of a Politico report citing a draft opinion from U.S. Supreme Court signaling...

Wednesday, 2:59 AM | 13 comments

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2022 guide to summer camps

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