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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Foothill girls to play in fundraiser powderpuff game Monday

Around 50 girls are expected to converge on Foothill High School's football field Monday night to play a game for a cause.

Wednesday, 2:42 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund raises $70,000+

The Pleasanton Weekly's 2017 Holiday Fund campaign ended last Friday with 289 contributors donating $70,167, an amount that will be split among 12 beneficiaries.

Wednesday, 2:40 PM | No comments yet
City releases online survey for Trails Master Plan update

City officials are looking for input from residents about the public trails system in Pleasanton via a brief online survey available through Monday.

Wednesday, 2:37 PM | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: New state housing requirements could affect Pleasanton

Housing -- and the need for more of it -- has become a top political and economic issue in California, and Pleasanton could be a target for state mandates once again.

Wednesday, 2:23 PM | No comments yet
Sheriff's deputy arrested for allegedly facilitating inmate assault at Santa Rita

A correctional deputy was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of facilitating the assault of an inmate at Santa Rita Jail in October, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday, 1:11 PM | No comments yet
School board OKs employee raises

The Pleasanton school board unanimously approved raises for classified and management/confidential employees at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 2:31 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

City Council reaffirms support of Owens Drive lane reduction

The Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday again declared its support for the one-lane configuration along a stretch of Owens Drive near the eastern Dublin-Pleasanton BART station that has drawn the ire of some residents and commuters for more than a year.

Tuesday, 11:45 PM | 33 comments
Shepherd's Gate welcomes new CEO

Livermore-based Christian nonprofit Shepherd's Gate announced this week that Carol Patterson has been hired as its new chief executive officer.

Tuesday, 3:50 PM | 2 comments
Man holed up in home causes police to close Old Stanley for three hours

Pleasanton police blocked off Old Stanley Boulevard for about three hours Tuesday afternoon while working to negotiate with a local man who barricaded himself in a family house just outside downtown after fleeing from a traffic stop.

Tuesday, 1:54 PM | 22 comments
Work ongoing to add parking, storage at Pioneer Cemetery

Construction is underway on a short-term project that aims to bring more parking spaces and a new maintenance storage area to the city-owned Pioneer Cemetery.

Tuesday, 12:43 PM | 2 comments

Monday, January 15, 2018

Acoustic bluegrass show at Firehouse

The Special Consensus -- perhaps better known as Special C -- will bring their special brand of acoustic bluegrass music to the Firehouse Arts Center in downtown Pleasanton this Friday (Jan. 19) at 8 p.m.

Monday, 5:04 PM | No comments yet
City Council to revisit Owens Drive lane reduction

The Pleasanton City Council is set to receive an update Tuesday on traffic circulation along a stretch of Owens Drive near the eastern Dublin-Pleasanton BART station where a lane reduction drew the ire of some residents and commuters last year.

Monday, 5:02 PM | 7 comments
PPD: Livermore man arrested on suspicion of attempted matricide

A Livermore man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly severely assaulting his mother in the parking lot of a Pleasanton hospital on Monday morning.

Monday, 4:53 PM | 6 comments
Pleasanton's Tamriko onstage in Winter Classical Concert

Pleasanton's own Tamriko Siprashvili on piano and Ian Rowe on guitar will take listeners on a journey from baroque music to the romantic works of Italian and Spanish composers at the fourth annual Winter Classical Concert to support arts in the schools, on Jan. 27.

Monday, 3:30 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton police remind residents of city marijuana rules

With recreational marijuana businesses allowed in California as of Jan. 1, the Pleasanton Police Department issued an advisory last week reminding residents what they can and can't do with marijuana under state law and city regulations.

Monday, 3:30 PM | 14 comments

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dublin: Health officials investigating death of Kolb Elementary student

The death of a student in the Dublin Unified School District is being investigated by the Alameda County Public Health Department, health officials told the school district Friday.

Sunday, 3:49 PM | 6 comments
East Bay Parks hosting Youth Job Fair in Livermore

The East Bay Regional Park District is holding one of its two Youth Job Fair events this month in Livermore, set for this Saturday (Jan. 20).

Sunday, 2:59 PM | No comments yet

Friday, January 12, 2018

Baker introduces resolution urging feds to protect California coast from oil drilling

President Donald Trump's administration has received a range of opposition to its proposal this month to open federal waters, including those near California, to new offshore oil drilling operations.

Friday, 4:27 PM | No comments yet
School board to consider employee raises

The Pleasanton school board is set to consider raises for classified and management/confidential employees at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Friday, 3:45 PM | 27 comments
Pleasanton police work to make sure residents keep dogs on leash

Reports of dogs roaming without a leash in public parks are on the rise in Pleasanton, and the police department is working to remind residents of the important safety -- and legal -- reasons to keep their canine companions leashed when out in the city.

Friday, 3:34 PM | 29 comments

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Livermore man suspected in death of fellow inmate at Folsom prison

A man who's serving a term of 80 years to life for murdering a former friend on a Livermore golf course in 2012 is among two inmates accused of slaying a fellow inmate at the Folsom state prison, California Department of Corrections officials said Thursday.

Thursday, 10:09 PM | No comments yet
Public input sessions set for county's Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan update

The Alameda County Public Works Agency is hosting three public input sessions as part of the effort to update its Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan within its jurisdiction, including unincorporated Pleasanton and Sunol.

Thursday, 12:14 PM | 2 comments
Martin Luther King Jr. fellowship breakfast set for next week

The 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. fellowship breakfast is set for later this month, with a new host for the event.

Thursday, 12:14 PM | No comments yet
'En plein air' exhibits come to the Firehouse

Thirteen years ago, two friends from Moraga trekked to the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains with camping gear on their backs and paintbrushes in hand.

Thursday, 12:08 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton 2018: Soaring to new highs

New records set last year continue to soar unabated in Pleasanton as 2018 gets underway. Starting the new year, Pleasanton saw a 3.9% growth rate over last year with a current population estimated at 82,270.

Thursday, 12:01 PM | 13 comments

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Guest Opinion: Who benefits from proposed costly redevelopment of Civic Center site?

Pleasanton residents should consider carefully the proposed changes to our current Civic Center site, the home of our city hall, library and police station. Benefits to our community are few and at too high a cost in both dollars ($200 million plus public subsidies) and negative impacts (housing, water, school overcrowding, traffic).

Wednesday, 5:05 PM | 21 comments
Choral groups holding auditions

Two chorale groups with strong Tri-Valley ties are recruiting for new singers later this month.

Wednesday, 1:54 PM | No comments yet
PFLL hosting T-Ball open house

Pleasanton Foothill Little League is set to hold its first-ever T-Ball open house this Saturday to bring young kids and their parents together to learn more about participating in youth baseball's starter division.

Wednesday, 1:37 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Local teen soccer star signs with San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Pleasanton teenage defender Jacob Akanyirige to a "homegrown player" contract.

Wednesday, 1:10 PM | 2 comments
New whooping cough case reported at Foothill

As Pleasanton Unified School District classes resumed from winter break this week, some Foothill High School parents were notified of a new reported case of pertussis, or whooping cough.

Wednesday, 1:06 PM | 17 comments

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

East Bay Parks holding 25th annual Trails Challenge

If you have resolved to hike more in 2018, check out East Bay Regional Park District's 25th annual Trails Challenge. It runs now through Dec. 1 for participants to earn a free commemorative pin for completing a minimum of 26.2 miles of trails or by hiking five trails.

Tuesday, 5:13 PM | No comments yet
Museum announces new Eugene O'Neill performance

The Museum on Main has announced that the topic of its February installment of the "An Afternoon or Evening with ..." Ed Kinney Speaker Series has been switched to a presentation on playwright Eugene O'Neill and wife Carlotta Monterey.

Tuesday, 5:11 PM | No comments yet
Opening reception for plein air exhibitions downtown

"Gold & Granite" by Kevin Courter is among the artworks on display in the "Plein Air Paintings of the High Sierras" exhibition at the Firehouse Arts Center's Harrington Gallery this week through Feb. 17.

Tuesday, 1:45 PM | No comments yet
Fleeing man eludes police after crash ends brief chase

Pleasanton police are looking for a Fremont man after he allegedly ran away from officers after crashing his car into a fallen tree amid a brief pursuit early Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, 11:54 AM | 9 comments
Sweeney steps down as Foothill High football coach

Saying it was just time, Foothill High School football coach Matt Sweeney stepped down Tuesday after 31 years of coaching on the gridiron.

Tuesday, 10:35 AM | 10 comments

Monday, January 8, 2018

Board expresses interest in K-8 school to address north Pleasanton overcrowding

At a special Saturday morning school board meeting, trustees directed district staff not to move forward with planning for a new standalone elementary school, but rather explore options that include adding a K-5 program to an existing middle school.

Monday, 5:17 PM | 43 comments
Steinle defendant appears in court on federal charges

An undocumented Mexican immigrant who was acquitted of murder for the 2015 fatal shooting of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier made his first appearance in federal court Monday on related gun possession charges.

Monday, 4:55 PM | No comments yet
Council checks in on Downtown Specific Plan update process

This month marks one year since city officials, business representatives and residents started work toward updating Pleasanton's Downtown Specific Plan, to bring the 15-year-old guiding document more up to date with modern priorities and future goals for downtown.

Monday, 4:39 PM | No comments yet
Fleetwood Mac hits at Firehouse

Cover group Fleetwood Mask is set to perform the best of Fleetwood Mac -- from favorites like "Rhiannon," "Don't Stop" and "You Make Lovin' Fun" to early gems that hearken back to their early days as a British blues band -- this weekend at the Firehouse Arts Center in downtown Pleasanton.

Monday, 10:50 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Cyclist dies in crash near Livermore

A cyclist died when she crashed her bike Sunday morning in unincorporated Alameda County east of Livermore, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Sunday, 9:42 PM | 4 comments
Livermore Valley Opera hosting inaugural sing-along

Choral singers are invited to attend Livermore Valley Opera's first-ever opera sing-along for an evening of wine and opera, directed by Maestri Ofer dal Lal and chorus master Bruce Olstad.

Sunday, 3:34 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Pleasanton police arrest man accused of driving into officer

Pleasanton police announced Friday night they arrested a Hayward man whom they allege ran down a local police officer with his car while fleeing a residential burglary scene earlier this week.

Saturday, 10:09 AM | 4 comments

Friday, January 5, 2018

Main Street water pipe replacement set to begin this week

Residents and visitors coming to downtown Pleasanton will soon notice construction work on the north end of Main Street as crews begin to replace a decades-old, cast-iron water main with modern pipes.

Friday, 4:17 PM | 1 comment
Man acquitted in Steinle killing sentenced to time-served for weapon charge

The man who was acquitted of murder charges in the fatal shooting of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle was sentenced to three years in state prison Friday, but received credit for full time served, for his conviction on a single count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Friday, 2:14 PM | 9 comments
Sunrise Senior Living arrives in Pleasanton

It's been almost three months since Sunrise of Pleasanton opened its doors -- and more than three decades since the senior housing company first eyed a new facility here.

Friday, 2:04 PM | No comments yet

GE's re-organization reaches San Ramon digital headquarters
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New state housing requirements could affect Pleasanton
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