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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Pleasanton Preps: Foothill field renovations cutting it close for football season

The Foothill High School football program, which has been fighting an uphill battle with participation numbers in recent years, now faces a big battle with dates.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Orinda Library spotlighting Pleasanton artist-author

Book illustrations by Pleasanton artist and author Elaine Drew are on display at the Orinda Library Art Gallery now through July 31.

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Retro rules when Powerhouse Comic Con returns to Pleasanton

Kids of all ages (and those who are still kids at heart) can count on an out-of-this-world experience at the third annual Powerhouse Comic Con this weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

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Around Pleasanton: Hendrick hosts grand opening gala for new Lexus sales, service building

Lexus of Pleasanton, a dealership that is part of the Hendrick Automotive Group, opened its new sales and service center at 4345 Rosewood Drive last month.

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Tri-Valley native among victims in string of off-roading deaths at Oceano Dunes

A man who grew up in the Tri-Valley died in an ATV collision last month at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, a state-operated facility near Pismo Beach that has now seen six deaths in off-roading crashes since April.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Tri-Valley Rep presents 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre is bringing "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" back to the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, opening next Saturday (July 20) and running through Aug. 4.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Pleasanton: Cone with a Cop takes over Meadowlark Dairy

Bringing new meaning to the motto "to protect and to serve," the Pleasanton PD held its annual Cone with a Cop event in downtown Wednesday, taking the time to engage with residents over ice cream treats.

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Crews start construction on Amador Valley High parking lot project

Construction has started onsite on the project to add a solar panel structure and reorient the Amador Valley High School student parking lot facing Santa Rita Road.

Friday, 2:58 PM | 11 comments
Tri-Valley man pleads guilty to embezzling funds from disabled veterans

A San Ramon man has pleaded guilty to misappropriating and embezzling funds of disabled veterans during 2010-12, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

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Pleasanton teens jump fence at high-security nuclear research facility

Two teens from Pleasanton jumped a fence at a nuclear reactor in Sunol on Wednesday afternoon, an Alameda County Sheriff's Office sergeant said.

Friday, 12:20 PM | 17 comments

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Livermore homicide: Suspect still at-large, police seek 'potential witness' in case

Livermore police are working to identify a "potential witness" to a local teen's murder on Monday night in the Peppertree Plaza Shopping Center.

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Trivia in the Tri-Valley

Trivia group games at local bars offer a way for people to test how much "useless knowledge" they have, in competitive or non-competitive environments.

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Livermore: 'Man on the Moon' exhibit at Bankhead

The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing this summer with "Man on the Moon," an interactive art and photography exhibit, at the Bankhead Theater Gallery,

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Pleasanton: Book store busy this summer

Author visits and a Safari Party are on the schedule at Towne Center Books to help everyone have a fun and fulfilling summer.

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News Digest: County academies, DUSD election certified, Ninja warrior & Gender identity workshop

Pleasanton native and Foothill High alum Seth Rogers is set to make his second appearance on the athletic competition TV show "American Ninja Warrior" on Monday.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Pleasanton: 'Send-Off Concert' by Cantabella

Cantabella Children's Chorus is giving a free performance on Friday evening before flying off to South Korea to take part in the 2019 World Youth Choir Festival.

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Livermore A&E: Sklar Brothers, Bastille Day cabaret, Opera in the Vineyard

It's another busy weekend for the arts in Livermore, including the Sklar Brothers, a Bastille Day cabaret and another Opera in the Vineyard.

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Tri-Valley nonprofit produces thought-provoking TV ad on organ donation

Donor Network West's new commercial, airing on television and streaming services in Northern and Central California, focuses on the people who die in need of a transplant to draw attention to the importance of organ donations.

Wednesday, 4:21 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton: Commission advances downtown plan, urges city to focus more on parking

The proposed new Downtown Specific Plan is on track to head to the City Council in the coming weeks, but the public debate continues to heat up.

Wednesday, 4:20 PM | 8 comments

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Jeffrey Williams becomes Pleasanton's new Ambassadog

Pleasanton has welcomed a new Ambassadog for the 2019-20 term with Jeffrey, a nearly 3-1/2-year-old mixed breed dog who is a member of the local Williams family, taking the ceremonial green leash from the City Council.

Tuesday, 3:48 PM | 4 comments
Pleasanton: Recruitment underway for Hope 100 Golf Marathon

Hope Hospice is looking for energetic golfers looking to give back to a worthy cause through fundraising -- and a long day of golf -- at this year's Hope 100 Golf Marathon.

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Pleasanton Preps: RAGE squad posts strong results in women's soccer league

The last day of June brought the end of the 2019 Pleasanton RAGE Women's Premier Soccer League in Sacramento against the California Storm. The RAGE squad's season record ended at a very respectful 3-3-2 against strong competition.

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Livermore: Teen killed in shooting overnight, suspect on the loose

The Livermore Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a teenage boy Monday night near a fast-food restaurant in the Peppertree Plaza Shopping Center.

Tuesday, 12:58 PM | 18 comments

Monday, July 8, 2019

Feasibility report represents key milestone for Valley Link project

The release of the Valley Link feasibility report for public review last month marked a major milestone for the commuter light rail project that would directly connect BART to Livermore and the San Joaquin Valley.

Monday, 4:49 PM | 1 comment
Real Estate: Pleasanton loan officer wins national award

Local loan officer Debi Zentner of Diversified Mortgage Group was recently awarded the Top 1% Mortgage Originations in America 2018 by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

Monday, 3:47 PM | 1 comment
County supervisors approve $3.5B budget

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors have signed off on a $3.5 billion budget for the new fiscal year that began on July 1.

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Chabot-Las Positas board names Heredia new Area 4 trustee

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has appointed Maria Heredia as the new Area 4 rep on the Board of Trustees as well as Kristina Whalen as the new academic vice president at Las Positas College.

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Rep. Swalwell ends presidential campaign, vows to seek re-election to Congress

Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell officially ended his presidential bid on Monday after three months of campaigning, becoming the first serious Democratic candidate to bow out of the crowded field.

Monday, 2:29 PM | 61 comments
Firefighters quickly control brush fire caused by car crash on Altamont Pass

Firefighters contained a vegetation fire on Altamont Pass in far eastern Alameda County Saturday night to less than two acres, Cal Fire reported in social media.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

PG&E sets open houses on wildfire safety

A series of open house events on wildfire safety and emergency preparedness will be around the Bay Area in July and August by PG&E, with the meetings nearest the Tri-Valley set for this week in Oakland and Walnut Creek.

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Officials urge earthquake prep on heels of SoCal temblors

A community training session on "Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Dublin, plus state and federal officials recommend residents prepare with home supply kits.

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PUSD board supports lease-leaseback process at special meeting

The Pleasanton school board last week unanimously approved a construction project bidding process called a lease-leaseback, which they hope will give PUSD more leverage over selecting a contractor.

Sunday, 4:29 PM | 4 comments
Measure E tax exemptions available for Dublin seniors and disabled residents

Dublin homeowners who are over the age of 65 may apply for an exemption from paying the Measure E property tax that went into effect starting at the beginning of the month.

Sunday, 4:13 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Police detective, parks worker named Employees of the Year

A Pleasanton police officer and a parks department maintenance worker have been honored by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton for its "Service Above Self" awards.

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Tri-Valley Relay for Life raises over $100,000

Scores of participants across 25 teams and more than 200 volunteers supported the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Tri-Valley on June 22-23 at Granada High School in Livermore, helping raise over $100,000 in the process.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Two killed in fiery crash in Dublin

Two men were killed in a fiery, solo-car crash on Fallon Road in Dublin during the early-morning hours on Independence Day, according to Dublin Police Services.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Crews battle Hollow Fire near Alameda-San Joaquin counties’ border

Cal Fire officials said a vegetation fire southwest of Tracy is 50% contained Wednesday night.

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A new holiday tree in downtown Pleasanton

Crews recently planted a Deodar cedar outside the Museum on Main that will be used as the new centerpiece of the city of's holiday display downtown after the seven-story cedar that served as the city's holiday tree for health reasons.

Wednesday, 6:07 PM | 1 comment
Cone with a Cop returning to downtown Pleasanton next week

Visitors to Meadowlark Dairy will get an extra treat Wednesday afternoon when Pleasanton police representatives will be on hand to help staff the downtown ice cream shop during the fourth annual Cone with a Cop event.

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Wente concerts bringing big names to Livermore Valley

Classic rock legends, country stars, Motown icons, modern favorites -- this year's Concerts at Wente Vineyards summer series is bringing the hits to Livermore wine country.

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News Digest: Livermore's Vericool wins award, Survey for seniors & No Hook & Ladder Run

Local State Sen. Steve Glazer recently named Livermore-based Vericool as the recipient of the 7th Senatorial District's Small Business of the Year.

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Pleasanton: Emphasizing the need for blood donations

With the calendar turning to summer, organizations are working to draw attention to the need for blood donations to increase the supply locally and nationwide.

Wednesday, 6:06 PM | No comments yet
Law requiring release of police body cam footage within 45 days now in effect

A law requiring law enforcement agencies to release body camera footage within 45 days of a "critical incident" took effect on Monday, establishing the first statewide standards for the public release of such video recordings.

Wednesday, 6:05 PM | 3 comments
'I Spy' fair closing weekend

Spending a day at the fair is a longstanding tradition for many. Visitors and vendors alike bring their families and friends to the fairgrounds each summer for a fun and memorable way to kick off the season.

Wednesday, 4:22 PM | 1 comment
Tim Talk: New ValleyCare CEO arrives at perfect time for planning the health system's future

Rick Shumway arrived in the valley at a perfect time. The transition from the standalone health system to the Stanford Health System that took place in 2015 is finished and major investment in the ValleyCare system has been completed.

Wednesday, 3:52 PM | 3 comments
Take Us Along: Ladies' Day at the Races

More than three-dozen women gathered last week at the Alameda County Fair racetrack for Kay Huff's 28th annual Ladies' Day at the Races.

Wednesday, 1:28 PM | No comments yet

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Nominations due by Sept. 16

Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

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