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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Olé! Family Day in downtown Pleasanton to celebrate Mexico

Piñatas, Mexican dances, paper flowers and more. Come to the front lawn of Museum on Main from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday (Sept. 28) as it celebrates community with the Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association.

Sunday, 5:50 PM | No comments yet
Police: Registered sex offender arrested after incident with girl at Pleasanton park

A man registered as a sex offender with ties to Dublin was arrested on Saturday after an incident involving a girl at a local park two days earlier, according to Pleasanton police.

Sunday, 10:43 AM | 2 comments

Friday, September 20, 2019

Pleasanton: Therapists at Kaiser facility stage one-day strike

Mental health therapists at Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton staged a one-day strike on Tuesday, saying they are fighting for better patient care and better pay in order to retain employees.

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Pleasanton RADD teams earn softball bronze medals

Pleasanton RADD athletes recently took home bronze medals from the Special Olympics 2019 Walnut Creek Regional Softball Competition.

Friday, 2:47 PM | No comments yet
Field of contenders for Las Positas College president narrowed to five finalists

The pool of contenders looking to be the next Las Positas College president has narrowed to the top five contenders from around the state. The finalists will answer questions at an open forum at the college on Wednesday.

Friday, 2:28 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Livermore: Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin' opens next week

Tchaikovsky wrote opera? Yes, he did, and Livermore Valley Opera presents his most famous Russian opera, "Eugene Onegin," at the Bankhead Theater from Sept. 28 to Oct. 6.

Thursday, 10:14 PM | No comments yet
Dublin city manager set to retire; top assistant picked as successor

Dublin City Manager Chris Foss is retiring after 5-1/2 years as Dublin's top city administrator, and the City Council has selected assistant city manager Linda Smith as his successor.

Thursday, 12:38 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Library programs popping up all over town

Pleasanton's popular library is taking yet more steps to help the community "Discover, Connect and Share."

Thursday, 10:42 AM | No comments yet
Niles Canyon Railway offers trip back to region's train roots

All aboard! The Niles Canyon Railway gives Bay Area residents and visitors an opportunity to experience history first-hand just minutes south of Pleasanton on weekends throughout the year.

Thursday, 10:40 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

News Digest: Night Market back, Tango del Cielo at Firehouse & One last slide at Mission Hills

The NorCal Night Market is returning to the Alameda County Fairgrounds for the third time this year, with the popular event inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia open in Pleasanton from Friday through Sunday.

Wednesday, 3:55 PM | 1 comment
Guest Opinion: Concussions and youth

Whether it occurs when a child falls on the playground unexpectedly or when the ball hits a player's head, the injury can be significant. Unlike medical professionals, athletic trainers and parents are really the first responders.

Wednesday, 3:10 PM | No comments yet
Suspect surrenders to Pleasanton PD after holing up for nearly a day

A 45-year-old man suspected of domestic violence was arrested without incident after holing up for nearly 20 hours in an apartment just blocks away from police headquarters earlier this week.

Wednesday, 2:48 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton council approves permit for new ax-throwing lounge

Pleasanton is poised to become home to the Tri-Valley's first ax-throwing lounge in the coming months after the City Council confirmed a conditional use permit for the new recreational game and bar venue to open in Valley Plaza.

Wednesday, 2:28 PM | 7 comments

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area bill reaches governor's desk

A large swath of East Bay open space is one step closer to potential preservation after a bill from the Tri-Valley's state legislators was sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk last Friday.

Tuesday, 10:48 PM | 9 comments
Vintage Hills: Brazen burglary caught on camera leaves neighbors on edge

Pleasanton police are following up on leads after a pair of masked criminals kicked in the front door of a local family's Vintage Hills home during an early morning break-in last week.

Tuesday, 3:17 PM | 15 comments
Pace for Peace through wine country

Join Pace for Peace on Saturday, Oct. 5, for a 5K/10K walk or run through the scenic Livermore Valley wine country to benefit Tri-Valley Haven.

Tuesday, 1:26 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Foothill forgoes freshman football season due to low participation

In what may turn out to be a very realistic preview of what the future holds, Foothill High School has dropped its freshman football team due to a lack of players.

Tuesday, 11:04 AM | 22 comments

Monday, September 16, 2019

Dublin High School unveils new Wellness Center for students

A new Wellness Center that opened at Dublin High School last week gives students a place that they can turn to on campus when life becomes overwhelming, whether in or outside of the classroom.

Monday, 5:38 PM | 3 comments
Pleasanton council set for hearing on ax lounge permit

The Pleasanton City Council is scheduled to host a public hearing Tuesday night on an ax-throwing lounge proposed to move in to a shopping center along Santa Rita Road.

Monday, 5:03 PM | 5 comments
Pleasanton church honors first responders

Lighthouse Baptist Church in downtown Pleasanton held its annual First Responder Sunday on Aug. 18.

Monday, 3:58 PM | No comments yet
New chapter for Stanford-ValleyCare's Urgent Care

Young patients at Stanford Health Care-Valley Care's Urgent Care may find their visits a little less stressful, thanks to Blake Kenney's Eagle Scout project.

Monday, 3:57 PM | No comments yet
Everyone invited to interfaith picnic in Pleasanton

Interfaith Interconnect of the Tri-Valley will hold its seventh annual potluck picnic in recognition of International Peace Day, from 4-7 p.m. next Saturday (Sept. 21).

Monday, 3:57 PM | 1 comment
Jack-knifed big-rig snarls morning commute through Pleasanton

All lanes of northbound Interstate 680 have reopened near Fremont after a collision between two big-rigs Monday morning led to a fuel leak of more than 3,800 gallons of gasoline.

Monday, 9:15 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Popular Foothill High track coach becomes U.S. citizen after 16 years

A popular track coach at Foothill High School received a warm “welcome home" from the Pleasanton community when he was sworn in as a full-fledged U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony on campus Thursday.

Sunday, 9:31 PM | 3 comments
Amador alumnus rises to RoboSub semifinals in San Diego

Spending all summer in a pool doesn't sound like hard work but a Pleasanton native who helped design, build and program an underwater robot for a recent robotics competition proved otherwise.

Sunday, 9:26 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Library needs 'ambassadors' to visit schools

The Pleasanton library is starting its annual Booklegger training series this Tuesday (Sept. 17) for those who wish to join the popular program to promote reading for fun and lifelong library use.

Sunday, 9:25 PM | No comments yet

Friday, September 13, 2019

Dublin historian to speak at Museum on Main

Museum on Main in downtown Pleasanton is hosting Dublin historian Steve Minniear in a discussion about his newest book, "Dublin, California: A Brief History," from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Friday, 10:14 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: 'Red, White and You Gala' to benefit troops

Dine and dance the night away with Pleasanton Military Families at this year's "Red, White and You Gala: An Evening Under the Stars," being held next Saturday (Sept. 21) at Barone's Restaurant.

Friday, 10:13 AM | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Drivers For Survivors

No cancer patient should have to worry about a ride to chemotherapy, believes Sherry Higgs, founder and executive director of Drivers For Survivors.

Friday, 10:13 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Around Pleasanton: Remembering my friend, Independent editor Janet Armantrout

A graveside service was held Aug. 31 in Corvallis, Ore., for my longtime professional journalism colleague Janet Armantrout, who died the week before at her home in Livermore. She was 77.

Thursday, 9:45 PM | 3 comments
Pleasanton: Decade later, South Korea man pleads guilty for role in $60M scam

A South Korean citizen who was extradited 10 years after being charged in a $60 million investment fraud based in Pleasanton is due to be sentenced in federal court in Oakland Nov. 19 for his role in the scam.

Thursday, 11:35 AM | 1 comment
News Digest: Meet PUSD leaders, Tour Senior Center & Niles Canyon Stroll and Roll

The Pleasanton Unified School District is hosting its first community meeting of the 2019-20 school year next Thursday (Sept. 19) at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Walnut Grove Elementary School, 1999 Harvest Road.

Thursday, 10:59 AM | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: A more inclusive cafeteria

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a longtime staple of lunch for the American elementary school student. But what has been a tasty school snack for one student can mean a death sentence for another.

Thursday, 10:59 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Editorial: Livermore stands ready for vaping fight

It's a shame Livermore has to go up against Big Tobacco, with its deep pockets and dedicated spin doctors, in the city's effort to protect children.

Wednesday, 5:55 PM | No comments yet
What a save in Pleasanton Rage game

Goalie Katie Guerra lays out for a diving save to help preserve the shutout in what would become a 5-0 victory for Pleasanton Rage 05 ECNL over San Jose Earthquakes NPL last Sunday.

Wednesday, 5:48 PM | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Lazarex gives cancer patients options

Founded in 2006, Lazarex helps cancer patients and their families by informing them about potential clinical trials that can benefit not only them but the scientific community, and helping patients financially.

Wednesday, 5:27 PM | No comments yet
A&E weekend: Tribute to the Eagles at Firehouse, Big band magic at Bankhead

This weekend Midnight Flyer appears at the Firehouse Arts Center to play tribute to the iconic American rock band, the Eagles.

Wednesday, 4:47 PM | No comments yet
Commission supports new houses on Stanley, redesign of 7-Eleven/Shell on Hopyard

The Pleasanton Planning Commission recently gave its endorsement to a pair of small-scale development projects that are due to head to the City Council for consideration in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, 3:10 PM | 13 comments
Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers sought for Tri-Valley cities

Tri-Valley communities are seeking volunteers for the 35th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day next Saturday (Sept. 21), the largest statewide effort to preserve coastlines and clean up local creeks.

Wednesday, 1:25 PM | No comments yet
PUSD: Students in intervention summer program see marked growth, improvement

Progress and updates from Pleasanton Unified School District's summer school programs were reviewed by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 7:21 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Livermore voters to decide fate of city's attempted ban on flavored tobacco

The Livermore City Council on Monday reluctantly certified the validity of the flavored tobacco ban referendum petition the sale of flavored tobacco and agreed to put the issue to a citywide vote on a special ballot in March.

Tuesday, 5:31 PM | 4 comments
Police: Teens arrested in string of smash-and-grabs from Pleasanton cars

Three teenagers were arrested on suspicion of smashing the windows of at least a dozen cars and stealing items from inside around the same neighborhood just outside downtown Pleasanton last week, according to police.

Tuesday, 11:40 AM | 44 comments
Constitution Week in Pleasanton

The Jose Maria Amador-Pleasanton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a poster contest for Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, as well as setting up library displays in Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 10:41 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Strong start to season for Foothill water polo

The Foothill Falcons varsity boys water polo team started the season off with a bang, beating Heritage at home 16-7 on Aug. 29 and then defeating Livermore 15-8 on Sept. 5.

Tuesday, 10:35 AM | No comments yet

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