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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Dublin Chamber of Commerce selects new President/CEO

To lead in its efforts to promote and support the business community in its city, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce has selected longtime resident Inge Houston, to serve as its new President and CEO.

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Goodguys 37th All American Get-Together returns to Alameda County Fairgrounds

Saturday through Sunday, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will be bringing an eclectic collection of more than 3,000 candy colored and chromed hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and American made trucks, all at Pleasanton's Alameda County Fairgrounds.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Two of a Kind: Mother-daughter lookalike contest

Mother's Day on May 12 is fast approaching, and the Pleasanton Weekly is again holding its popular Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest, with photos due by Thursday, April 11.

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Bay Area Jersey Mike’s locations to donate 100% of sales to California Firefighters

On March 27, 12 Bay Area Jersey Mike's locations -- including those in Danville, Dublin and Pleasanton -- will be donating 100% of the day's sales to the California State Firefighters' Association (CSFA) Historical Society, as a part of the company's ninth annual Month of Giving initiative.

Friday, 12:31 PM | No comments yet
Let's go to the park

After one of the wettest Bay Area winters in recent memory, residents are ready to get outside and enjoy the sunnier weather of spring that has started to sneak through the clouds in recent days.

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Zone 7 director Bill Stevens resigns, creating vacancy on board

Zone 7 Water Agency is in need of a new official to serve on its Board of Directors, after longtime board member William 'Bill' Stevens announced his retirement after more than 20 years at the position.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Council halts plans for 90-home senior housing on Merritt property

The Pleasanton City Council in effect has rejected a developer's bid to build a 90-home project for seniors 55 and older on the largely-vacant 45-acre Merritt property on Foothill Road.

Thursday, 3:01 PM | 17 comments
Dublin school district makes new offer to teachers union

In an announcement released Wednesday, DUSD officials stated they have revised their original offer to an ongoing raise of 4% for all teachers and a one-time bonus of 1%, as well as an additional 0.5% salary increase for the district's longest serving teachers.

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Swalwell reintroduces Journalist Protection Act

Last week U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell and two East Coast congressmen reintroduced a bill that would make certain attacks on news outlets a federal crime. The announcement came during Sunshine Week, an annual weeklong public campaign held this year from March 10 to 16, highlighting the importance of a transparent government and free media.

Thursday, 12:44 PM | 38 comments
Longtime Amador Valley teacher nominated for LifeChanger award

An admired longtime teacher at Amador Valley High School was recently nominated for the 2018-19 national LifeChanger of the Year award, underscoring several decades of dedication and service for students in her special ed classes.

Thursday, 12:00 PM | No comments yet
Woman involved in fatal DUI collision that took two lives surrenders to police

A woman surrendered on Wednesday afternoon on two counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for a collision on Altamont Pass Road in unincorporated Alameda County near Livermore last October that killed two people, including a Pleasanton resident, the California Highway Patrol said.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Pleasanton City Council sets two-year work plan

The Pleasanton City Council has established the path it wishes its city to follow over the next two years, and has unanimously approved a work plan setting city priorities for 2019 through 2020.

Wednesday, 9:26 PM | 1 comment
Dublin school board divided on how to fill latest vacancy

The Dublin Unified School District is still undecided on how to fill a vacancy left by former Board of Trustees member Dan Cunningham, who resigned unexpectedly three weeks into his third term earlier this month.

Wednesday, 9:15 PM | No comments yet
MeToo movement merges with 'Vagina Monologues' production

For more than 20 years, just the title of Eve Ensler's “The Vagina Monologues" has stoked both controversy and thoughtful discussion. But just like attitudes toward the show's title have changed, the same goes for the topics explored on stage each year at the Tri-Valley Haven theater production.

Wednesday, 8:46 PM | No comments yet
Innovation Tri-Valley presents #GameChangers awards

The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group celebrated a diverse group of companies, firms that are operating on the cutting edge of their industries, at its 4th annual #GameChangers recognition event last week at the Firehouse Arts Center.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

San Ramon Regional Medical Center names Wendy Sirivar Chief Nursing Officer

Sirivar will be tasked with overseeing the nursing population at San Ramon Regional, as well as the hospital's quality and infection control departments.

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Pleasanton council makes two proclamations

The Pleasanton City Council shined a spotlight on a well-known veterans support organization and a lesser-known disease with separate proclamations earlier this month.

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Upcoming PPIE Run for Education features new attractions

Thousands of community members are storming the streets of Pleasanton on April 14 for the annual Run for Education. The Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation (PPIE), which has organized the event for the past seven years to raise money for all 15 Pleasanton public schools, hopes to break the piggy bank and beat last year's final fundraising tally of more than $100,000.

Tuesday, 1:56 PM | No comments yet
Dublin teachers authorize strike if contract settlement not reached

Dublin teachers have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike in the event that a contract settlement isn't reached with the Dublin Unified
School District, the teachers' union said.

Tuesday, 12:04 PM | 4 comments

Monday, March 18, 2019

Another packed agenda for the Pleasanton Council

The Pleasanton City Council will face a packed agenda Tuesday night as it meets to consider employee salary increases, a rent stability plan and its major priorities for the next two years.

Monday, 7:47 PM | 10 comments
Guest Opinion: What can Pleasanton do about climate change?

The world's leading scientists are calling on us to finally heed the warnings about the climate catastrophe that we're running full speed into: that we have a very few years to act decisively to prevent the worst impacts of climate change to current and future generations that imperil not just the human species, but all life on the planet.

Monday, 4:37 PM | 48 comments
Haugen Award nominations now being accepted

Nominations for the 12th annual Juanita Haugen Community of Character Awards are now being accepted. Pleasanton citizens who give back to their community while modeling “high ethical and moral standards of behavior" will be awarded later this year by the Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative.

Monday, 4:28 PM | No comments yet
Power restored to 13,000 residents in Dublin, Pleasanton and San Ramon

Approximately 13,000 PG&E customers in Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon lost power for nearly an hour on Saturday night, before work crews were able to restore power.

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Livermore: Women shot, injured while riding in car on I-580

A passenger in a car in Interstate Highway 580 was shot and injured Sunday evening in the second freeway shooting in the East Bay in two days, the California Highway Patrol said.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Community youth barn opens at fairgrounds in Pleasanton

Alameda County Fairgrounds officials and the local youth agriculture community joined together earlier this month to unveil the new Marissa Hunt Agricultural Education Center.

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American music fusion in Livermore

The Bumper Jacksons pay homage to our country's musical story, uniting an array of rich American traditions, from the streets of New Orleans to the Appalachian hollers, while expressing their own unique, playful style.

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Firing of former Walnut Grove principal upheld

The Court of Appeal, First Appellate District Two, ruled this past week that the Pleasanton Unified School District was within its legal rights to terminate a former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal in 2014 when he was accused of sexual harassment.

Sunday, 3:35 PM | 3 comments
Bauer-Kahan and Glazer meet with constituents

Working with a new colleague can sometimes be difficult, but State Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and legislative veteran State Senator Steve Glazer showed a united front at their joint Dublin Town Hall March 12, where they discussed the various issues affecting the Tri-Valley, as well as how they are working together to represent their constituents.

Sunday, 2:59 PM | 13 comments

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Presenting 'Junie B. Jones JR' at the Firehouse

A fun musical for kids and by kids opens at the Firehouse Arts Center next weekend -- "Junie B. Jones the Musical JR."

Thursday, 1:35 PM | No comments yet
Wild West acrobats at the Bankhead

Filled with breathtaking feats of agility and physical daring, Canadian-based contemporary circus troupe Cirque Éloize arrives in Livermore.

Thursday, 12:00 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton PD officers resuscitate man during drug overdose

Pleasanton Police Department officials are calling attention to what to do when someone is experiencing a drug overdose after local officers recently used Narcan to resuscitate a man near death after abusing drugs.

Thursday, 11:58 AM | No comments yet
Editorial: Amador Valley High School deserves stability

We encourage our school district leaders to have a frank, public discussion with Amador students, parents and community members how about stability and transparency will be addressed.

Thursday, 11:56 AM | 3 comments
Amazing Voyage: New Don Lewis album focuses on redemption

Don Lewis, Pleasanton's much celebrated vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and electronic engineer, is releasing a new album this month, one in a new format with deeply personal music that he hopes will help heal the wounds both of the country's long-festering slavery issues and the chaotic political moods now gripping the nation.

Thursday, 11:56 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Rock with Hall of Famer at the Bankhead

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Don Felder, renowned as former lead guitarist of the Eagles, arrives at 7:30 p.m. on Monday (March 18) at the Bankhead Theater, touring ahead of the release of his new album, "American Rock 'N' Roll."

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Former assemblywoman co-hosting 'Mayors Report'

Tri-Valley Community Television has released its new episode of "Mayors Report" -- featuring a new co-host, former assemblywoman Catharine Baker.

Wednesday, 5:44 PM | 2 comments
News Digest: St. Pat's Brew Crawl, Barrel Tasting Weekend & Bike safety workshops

The Pleasanton Downtown Association is holding its annual St. Patrick's Brew Crawl this Saturday evening.

Wednesday, 5:40 PM | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Castlewood members make first of two big decisions

The future of the iconic Castlewood Country Club became a little bit clearer this month when the membership narrowly voted to proceed with remodeling the clubhouse and pool area.

Wednesday, 11:35 AM | 2 comments
Pleasanton council endorses priorities at packed workshop

The Pleasanton City Council is moving closer to confirming the city's next two-year work plan after a lengthy meeting filled with resident comments and council deliberations Tuesday night -- in what was the city's most well-attended priority-setting workshop to date.

Wednesday, 11:35 AM | 1 comment
Pleasanton Unified eyes polling for feedback on potential new bond

The Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees deliberated Tuesday evening whether community members would support a new bond measure to extend the revenue stream currently supported previous bonds.

Wednesday, 7:16 AM | 20 comments

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Community rallies behind Pleasanton city worker diagnosed with rare illness

Friends and family set up the fund to help cover medical expenses for Ben Jacobs, a utilities systems operator in the city's Operations Services Department who was diagnosed a couple of months ago with myelodysplastic syndrome.

Tuesday, 5:58 PM | No comments yet
Relay for Life kicks off

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Tri-Valley held its kickoff recently at the Livermore Elks Club with a potluck dinner.

Tuesday, 3:28 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Amador Valley, Foothill softball teams back in action

The Amador Valley girls softball team had a tough run last week, including losses to a couple of perennial tough programs, while Foothill came away with an 8-2 win over San Marin.

Tuesday, 12:05 PM | 1 comment

Monday, March 11, 2019

LLNL physicist, Pleasanton resident named Woman of the Year

Pleasanton resident Tammy Ma, Ph.D., a leading experimental plasma physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been named Woman of the Year for State Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's District 16.

Monday, 9:34 PM | No comments yet
Dancin' concert at the Vets Hall

Firehouse Arts Center is hosting a concert/dance party at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St., with a ragtime blues band, the California Feetwarmers, known for its "horn-heavy rags, banjo stomps and happy trad jazz," close to original 1920s New Orleans.

Monday, 1:03 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: Jail inmate dies; cellmate arrested on suspicion of murder

A 70-year-old Santa Rita Jail inmate died early Sunday morning from injuries suffered in a beating, and the man's cellmate has been arrested in connection with the lethal assault inside a cell in the Dublin jail, an Alameda County Sheriff's sergeant said Sunday.

Monday, 11:25 AM | No comments yet
St. Patrick's Day: Dublin ready for a shamrockin' good time

Come shamrock out this weekend to the sounds of bagpipes and traditional Irish pub tunes at Dublin's St. Patrick's Day celebration.

Monday, 11:25 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton council endorses Tri-Valley housing policy framework

Local leaders throughout the Tri-Valley have been carefully watching regional and state officials' legislative proposals to address the housing shortfall, and the five municipalities now have a plan in place for a coordinated response.

Monday, 11:24 AM | 37 comments

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