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Friday, August 12, 2022

Candidate lists set for many Tri-Valley elections; PUSD, Livermore mayor, Dublin council among those with extensions

Pleasanton will have contested races for both City Council seats and at least one school board spot, while Mayor Karla Brown is unopposed in the Nov. 8 general election, as the initial candidacy deadline passed on Friday afternoon.

Friday, 7:32 PM | No comments yet
Seniors Series: The aviation experience of a lifetime

It may have taken until retirement, but Pleasanton's T.J. McGrath finally knocked a longstanding item off his bucket list. He joined his college dorm-mate to attend the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, fulfilling a promise they made 50 yrs ago.

Friday, 5:20 AM | No comments yet
Parole hearing next week for man convicted in 2011 of torturing teen in case with Pleasanton ties

The San Joaquin County DA's Office is urging community members to attend a court hearing next week in Sacramento that will determine if a man convicted in 2011 of torturing and beating a teenage boy in Tracy will be granted parole.

Friday, 4:42 AM | No comments yet
State bill on police radio encryption dies in committee

A proposal to require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to full encryption of radio communications fizzled Thursday when the state Assembly Appropriations Committee declined to advance the bill.

Friday, 4:13 AM | No comments yet
What a Week: My latest documentary watch, 'Dublin: The Making of a City'

There's a new documentary just released by the city of Dublin chronicling the community's incorporation 40 years ago and evolution since. Of course I was drawn to watch it, as a fan of local history and film...

Friday, 4:11 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, August 11, 2022

News Digest: Candidacy deadline is here | Pleasanton Reads needs volunteers | Alameda CTC bond sale

The initial deadline for candidates to qualify for Tri-Valley ballots for the Nov. 8 general election expires this Friday -- although the timeframe is extended to Wednesday in any race where an eligible incumbent chooses not to run.

Thursday, 5:13 PM | No comments yet
LAVTA consolidating Wheels paratransit services with County Connection

The agency spotlighted recent developments that include the consolidation of its paratransit resources with County Connection, the return of Try Transit to School and the national recognition of LAVTA's financial operations.

Thursday, 5:09 PM | No comments yet
Ex-PUSD trustee Jamie Yee bidding for Pleasanton City Council District 3

Former Pleasanton school board trustee Jamie Yee has announced that she will be running for the City Council District 3 seat on the ballot this November.

Thursday, 8:02 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Livermore: State Attorney General backs city in call for expedited review of Eden Housing appeal

California Attorney General Rob Bonta began the process of filing an amicus brief in the case of Save Livermore Downtown v. City of Livermore, supporting the city's request for dismissal or expedited review of the pending appeal.

Wednesday, 5:18 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton school board to review budget update that includes $14M+ in new state funding

The Pleasanton school board will be receiving an update on its 2022-23 budget this Thursday, which includes $14.35 million in new combined funding coming in from the recently enacted state budget.

Wednesday, 5:09 PM | No comments yet
What's going on at Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley?

The discontinuation of the popular Friendly Visiting Program came as a shock to many and raised more questions about Senior Support as a whole, its leadership instability and the future of the nonprofit.

Wednesday, 4:30 PM | 4 comments
Zone 7 Director Olivia Sanwong running for East Bay Parks board

Olivia Sanwong, a current director for the Zone 7 Water Agency, announced this week that she will be running for the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors in the Nov. 8 election. She would resign from Zone 7 if elected.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM | 2 comments
Amador alum named Assembly District 3 Woman of the Year

Pleasanton native and Amador Valley High School alumnae Anastacia Snyder was honored last month as this year's Assembly District 3 Woman of the Year for her work and community service in Butte County.

Wednesday, 6:30 AM | No comments yet
School board OKs raises for Haglund, cabinet; Diolazo elevated to deputy superintendent

The Pleasanton school board recently extended the contract terms, including salary increases, for Superintendent David Haglund and assistant superintendents Ed Diolazo, Julio Hernandez and Ahmad Sheikholeslami.

Wednesday, 6:10 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 14 team ready for World Series in North Dakota

When the Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 14 team captured the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament in Hanford on July 30 to qualify for the World Series, you might be able to excuse them if they started to feel some added pressure...

Wednesday, 4:56 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Dublin school board to consider changes to communications policy after texting scandal

DUSD trustees are set to discuss revisions to the board's policy on electronic communications, following controversy over conversations revealed by public records during the adoption of new trustee-area maps earlier this year.

Tuesday, 5:21 AM | No comments yet

Monday, August 8, 2022

Police: No injuries after gunshots in Pleasanton hotel parking lot

The Pleasanton Police Department closed a stretch of Johnson Drive for nearly two hours as officers investigated gunfire in the area that resulted in no reported injuries on Monday afternoon.

Monday, 3:37 PM | 6 comments

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Livermore citizen group sues city for not processing Eden Housing referendum

Newly formed community group Move Eden Housing filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court last Monday, taking their efforts to force the city to process their referendum petition a step further.

Sunday, 9:39 PM | 1 comment
Roof replacement work set to begin at Pleasanton Library

Construction to replace the Pleasanton Public Library's roof is set to begin on Monday, according to a city news release. The project, which was meant to address water leaking, is predicted to finish in late fall.

Sunday, 9:29 PM | No comments yet
Can Californians afford electric cars? Wait lists for rebates are long and some programs have shut down

State funding is insufficient so lower-income residents have trouble getting their subsidies.

Sunday, 9:13 PM | 3 comments
Cost dispute casts shadow in debate over police radio encryption bill

The fate of a bill that would require police departments to remove encryption from their radio communications was uncertain Wednesday after the Assembly Appropriations Committee deferred a decision on SB 1000.

Sunday, 9:13 PM | No comments yet
Zone 7 selects Palmer as new board president

Zone 7 Water Agency Director Sarah Palmer was chosen as the new president of the agency's Board of Directors during an annual reorganization meeting late last month.

Sunday, 9:11 PM | No comments yet
BART uses weed-eating goats to reduce fire risk, noise pollution

BART is employing goats to reduce fire risk and cut noise pollution on hillsides along train routes in the Bay Area, continuing a practice that began about five years ago and has created other unintended benefits.

Sunday, 5:29 PM | 1 comment

Friday, August 5, 2022

Vegetation fire ignites on Greenville Road in Livermore

Firefighting crews were still on the scene of a small vegetation fire that was smoldering in east Livermore Friday afternoon, planning to remain for several hours as piles of debris smoldered.

Friday, 5:33 PM | No comments yet
Entertaining end to August on tap at Bankhead Theater

As the calendar page flipped to August, organizers at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore have their eye on the second half of the month and a trio of performances that seek to entertain and enlighten local audiences.

Friday, 11:00 AM | No comments yet
State staffer Dean Wallace announces candidacy for Pleasanton City Council District 1

The race for Pleasanton City Council District 1 is officially underway as longtime Tri-Valley resident and state political staffer Dean Wallace has become the second person to announce their candidacy for the Nov. 8 general election.

Friday, 5:35 AM | 13 comments

Thursday, August 4, 2022

News Digest: First Weekends on Main | Back to school next week | EBRPD programs Saturday in Tri-Valley

The PDA's monthly First Weekends on Main program returns this Friday through Sunday and includes the closure of Main Street to vehicular traffic for the weekend. Read about that and more in this week's News Digest...

Thursday, 5:09 PM | No comments yet
Livermore sewer line extension project headed to Nov. 8 election

The proposed measure to extend sewer service beyond the urban growth boundary to serve wine country uses is on its way to the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Thursday, 5:04 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Closing weekend for 'The Comedy of Errors' in Livermore

Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors' will be onstage in Livermore Valley wine country for one more weekend, with tickets still available for all three shows left in the SPARC Theater production at its new home of Darcie Kent Vineyards.

Wednesday, 4:47 PM | No comments yet
Swalwell bill aims to increase affordable housing for teachers

U.S. Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) have introduced a bill aimed at assisting teachers with homeownership, as impacts of a national teacher shortage rock the Tri-Valley and the rest of the country.

Wednesday, 4:37 PM | 2 comments
Revisiting the successful bald eagle fledgling rescue at Del Valle Regional Park

Staff members of Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore lauded the outcome of a recent bald eagle fledgling rescue -- a mission that kept park officials and nearby residents on their toes until the recovery was complete.

Wednesday, 3:15 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton resident, Concord principal Fey picked to lead Amador Valley High School

The Pleasanton school board recently announced that Jonathan Fey, a local resident who has worked in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, will be the new principal for Amador Valley High School.

Wednesday, 3:01 PM | 1 comment
Deep divisions, further delay for California's math guidelines

The debate over new state math guidelines is a reminder that divisions remain deep over approaches to instruction, the pacing of algebra in middle school and the offerings at high school.

Wednesday, 2:41 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Dublin police identify victim, confirm more details in pedestrian fatality

Police on Tuesday released the identity of the Dublin woman who died two nights earlier after being struck by an SUV driven by a man who was allegedly intoxicated with his child in the vehicle.

Tuesday, 11:34 PM | No comments yet
Livermore puts hold on airport development; staff to create new policy

The Livermore Municipal Airport's development policy has been temporarily suspended amid plans to create new regulations that will better align development procedures with city requirements and industry standards.

Tuesday, 10:32 PM | No comments yet
Parkside residents push back on plan to build recycled water fill station in neighborhood

On July 19, some Parkside residents voiced their concerns to the Pleasanton City Council about a proposed recycled water fill station in their neighborhood that the council will reconsider later this month -- for a fifth time.

Tuesday, 10:29 PM | 17 comments

Monday, August 1, 2022

Little League Intermediate World Series underway in Livermore

The international Little League Intermediate World Series kicked off in Livermore on Sunday at Max Baer Park.

Monday, 10:10 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton residents set to decide $395M school bond measure on November ballot

The Pleasanton school board is placing a $395 million general obligation bond measure on the Nov. 8 general election ballot following a unanimous vote last week. The bond will help fund the first tier phase of the Facility Master Plan.

Monday, 5:38 PM | 18 comments
Governor declares state of emergency for monkeypox outbreak

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday for monkeypox, enabling the state to access more resources to combat the ongoing outbreak.

Monday, 4:43 PM | No comments yet
Pedestrian dies in suspected drunk-driving crash in Dublin

Dublin police arrested a Livermore man on suspicion of driving under the influence in a crash that killed a pedestrian on Dougherty Road on Sunday night.

Monday, 12:39 PM | No comments yet
Try toys and games through the decades

People of all ages can have the opportunity to take turns playing with toys and games from generations past at the Museum on Main's Family Day this weekend in downtown Pleasanton.

Monday, 11:27 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, July 31, 2022

New police accountability laws up demands on state agencies

New state laws on police accountability are testing the limits of several agencies, including the Department of Justice, which say they need more resources for these new duties.

Sunday, 4:05 PM | No comments yet
Livermore downtown redevelopment debate heats up again

The contentious Eden Housing project planned for downtown Livermore continues to spur debate after the city's decision to not process a referendum petition to overturn the revised developer agreement recently approved by the council.

Sunday, 3:59 PM | 5 comments
DA: Trucking company settles hazardous waste dumping allegations

Old Dominion Freight Line has agreed to pay a civil penalty of a total of $1.36 million to Alameda County and other jurisdictions to settle allegations of illegally dumping hazardous waste.

Sunday, 3:58 PM | No comments yet
East Bay residents plead guilty to large fentanyl operation

Seven people pleaded guilty last week to charges in connection with a large seizure of fentanyl in the Bay Area, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Sunday, 3:55 PM | No comments yet
Still have questions about California's composting law? Here's what you need to know.

Many Bay Area cities and counties already had composting ordinances before SB 1383 became law in January. So are people supposed to do anything differently? Watch our video for answers to common questions.

Sunday, 9:43 AM | 2 comments

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