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Saturday, April 29, 2017

CHP: Fatal crash on I-580 in Livermore

A fatal crash took place on Interstate 580 near Greenville Road in Livermore on Saturday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer confirmed.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Alameda County to pay $5.5M to settle deputies' beating lawsuit

Alameda County has agreed to pay $5.5 million to an accused criminal to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that he filed after he was beaten by Alameda County sheriff's deputies in San Francisco in November 2015, his attorney and a sheriff's spokesman confirmed Friday.

Friday, 4:41 PM | No comments yet
Fire causes extensive damage to Pleasanton house

A residential structure fire in Pleasanton Friday morning caused extensive damage and displaced a family who was renting out the property near Foothill High School, according to the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

Friday, 1:44 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Court denies former Walnut Grove principal's petition challenging his dismissal

An Alameda County judge this week denied a legal petition from former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal Jon Vranesh challenging an administrative hearing panel's decision that found PUSD had valid reasons to fire him nearly three years ago.

Thursday, 5:07 PM | 1 comment
Editorial: Cheers for new Valley Trails housing, park plans

Members of the Pleasanton Planning Commission spent the first few minutes of their meeting earlier this month voicing approval of a multimillion-dollar 36-home development planned in the Valley Trails community, before then carrying on for the next four hours over plans by the developer to also build a public restroom in the neighboring Valley Trails Community Park free-of-charge.

Thursday, 2:53 PM | 9 comments
City serves as her muse

Plants, dogs and downtown Pleasanton send out their siren songs to artist Steffi Gross, who celebrates their allure in her paintings and photographs. "My two latest projects are little Pleasanton pictures on frames and ornaments," Gross said.

Thursday, 1:35 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Health Fair set for Saturday

The city of Pleasanton, Axis Community Health and the Pleasanton Unified School District are joining forces to host this year's Tri-Valley Health Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. in downtown Pleasanton.

Thursday, 1:21 PM | No comments yet
3 authors speaking at Firehouse

Three authors will discuss "Writing from the Margins" at 7 p.m. Monday at the Firehouse Arts Center, presented by Towne Center Books. Tickets for $10 are available at

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Running for the Boermans: Pleasanton Middle School event raises funds for teacher's family

Around 200 Pleasanton Middle School students, along with staff took part in a "fund run" Friday afternoon to raise money for the family of English teacher Carla Boerman.

Wednesday, 6:16 PM | No comments yet
Bay Area ranked in top 10 for worst air pollution nationwide

The San Francisco Bay Area ranks among the top 10 most polluted regions in the country, according to a report issued last week by the American Lung Association.

Wednesday, 3:52 PM | 8 comments
Impressionist on display at Firehouse gallery

Loralee Chapleau's colorful and refreshing impressionistic landscape paintings are on display in the lobby and upstairs alcove at the Firehouse Arts Center through Saturday.

Wednesday, 3:50 PM | No comments yet
'Evita' opens Saturday night at Firehouse

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre opens the 1976 Tony Award-winner "Evita" on Saturday night at the Firehouse Arts Center. And Pleasanton's professional theater troupe will undoubtedly work its magic on the hit musical, which brings the controversial Eva Peron to life through a musical score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences.

Wednesday, 3:13 PM | No comments yet
Late educators make historic gift to Las Positas College

Officials with the Las Positas College Foundation on Saturday received the largest gift for the college in the college's history.

Wednesday, 1:09 PM | 1 comment

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pleasanton Preps: Foothill baseball keeps rolling with Danville sweep

The machine that is the Foothill varsity baseball team kept rolling last week, sweeping the Danville schools to stay unbeaten on the season.

Tuesday, 6:15 PM | No comments yet
Diablo Black Men's Group golf tourney raising funds for scholarships

The Diablo Black Men's Group (DBMG) will hold its 13th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament June 16 at Canyon Lakes Golf Course, San Ramon. Applications for the scholarships are being accepted through April 30.

Tuesday, 5:51 PM | No comments yet
Symphony concert to feature Pleasanton clarinetist Michelle Ho

Pleasanton clarinetist Michelle Ho will be featured in the Spring Concert by the Young People's Symphony Orchestra on Saturday evening in Walnut Creek. She was one of the three 2017 concerto competition winners, who will each be highlighted in the program.

Tuesday, 5:43 PM | No comments yet
Commission to debate 39-home proposal near Callippe Preserve

The Pleasanton Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a workshop Wednesday night on a proposed 39-house development in the southwestern part of the city near Callippe Preserve Golf Course.

Tuesday, 5:36 PM | 7 comments
Tri-Valley Commerce Con taking 'cyber-savvy' turn

Pleasanton is teaming up with the other Tri-Valley cities and their chambers of commerce to present Tri-Valley Commerce Con: Cyber-Savvy Edition next week in Dublin.

Tuesday, 3:17 PM | No comments yet

Monday, April 24, 2017

Analyst: Bay Area appears to be at full employment

Unemployment rates in the Bay Area were among the lowest in the state in March indicating the region is at full employment, according to a state labor market analyst and labor market data.

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Pleasanton contractor has license revoked over fatal Berkeley balcony collapse

The Pleasanton firm that served as general contractor for the construction of a Berkeley apartment complex where a balcony later collapsed, killing six people and injuring seven more, will have its license revoked as part of a settlement reached with state officials last week.

Monday, 4:00 PM | 3 comments
PUSD accepting student board member applications

PUSD is accepting applications now through May 5 for 2017-18 student school board members and alternates.

Monday, 2:16 PM | No comments yet
United for Peace: Nonprofit run by Foothill students raises funds to stop genocide

Young adults learn about the atrocities of conflicts past and present through school and the media; few, however, start a nonprofit to help combat them.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Livermore woman dies in Highway 84 crash

A woman who was killed in a head-on collision between her car and another vehicle on state Highway 84 near Fremont on Thursday morning has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as 69-year-old Cynthia Davis of Livermore.

Sunday, 8:24 PM | No comments yet
BART selects new police chief

BART General Manager Grace Crunican announced Friday that BART is hiring Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas to be the transit agency's new police chief.

Sunday, 7:32 PM | 4 comments
Young Tri-Valley Blue Devils win state hockey title

The Tri-Valley Blue Devils 12U-B travel hockey team was crowned state champion in its division at the CAHA playoffs, held March 31 to April 2 in San Jose.

Sunday, 7:24 PM | No comments yet
Hiring events set in Tri-Valley

Job seekers are encouraged to attend two of the region's largest spring hiring events on April 25 at the Robert Livermore Community Center in Livermore and May 4 at the Shannon Community Center in Dublin. Both hiring events will take place from 3 to 7 p.m.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Harvest Park named Gold Ribbon School

The California Department of Education announced earlier this week that Harvest Park Middle School has been named a 2017 Gold Ribbon School.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

City seeks teens to join web team

Pleasanton city officials are recruiting teen students interested in becoming part of the web team overseeing, a city website that serves teens and families with a range of information on activities, services, resources, and youth job and volunteer opportunities.

Thursday, 4:50 PM | No comments yet
PUSD won't pursue Valley Trails property for new school site

After further consideration, the Pleasanton school board Tuesday directed district administration not to pursue acquisition of the Evangelical Free Church of Pleasanton site in the Valley Trails neighborhood.

Thursday, 4:45 PM | 14 comments
Green teens: Pleasanton nonprofit instills high-schoolers to be environmental stewards

Since being piloted at Walnut Grove Elementary, the Pleasanton-based Go Green Initiative reach has grown to all 50 states and 73 countries, with over 1.5 million students and teachers currently in registered Go Green schools.

Thursday, 12:45 PM | 3 comments
Pleasanton: Colors abound at Albertsons/Safeway campus Holi celebration

Employees of the Albertsons/Safeway campus in Pleasanton were doused with color last week as the company's Asian Network employee group celebrated Holi, the Hindu "Festival of Colors."

Thursday, 11:34 AM | No comments yet
Del Valle Parkway closure until 2 p.m.

Part of Del Valle Parkway will be shut down until approximately 2 p.m. today for the "Every 15 Minutes" program at Amador Valley High School.

Thursday, 7:44 AM | 4 comments

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

City Council OKs downtown parking strategic plan

Pleasanton city officials have a new game plan for improving parking conditions downtown after the City Council approved the Downtown Pleasanton Parking Strategy and Implementation Plan on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 4:37 PM | 12 comments
TV30 seeks nominees for Coach of the Year

TV30 is encouraging local students and parents to nominate an athletic coach who's had a positive impact on and off the field this school year for the third-annual Tri-Valley Sports Final Outstanding High School Coach of the Year award.

Wednesday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: AVHS girls lacrosse rallies to defeat Monte Vista

The Amador Valley girls varsity lacrosse team faced an always tough Monte Vista side, but the Dons kept their strong season going with a 14-8 win last Friday.

Wednesday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet
Foothill principal tapped to lead San Ramon Valley High

Jason Krolikowski, principal of Foothill High School since 2013, is leaving the district next school year after being appointed as the new principal of San Ramon Valley High in Danville.

Wednesday, 12:25 PM | 17 comments
School board gets superintendent search update

The Pleasanton community wants a schools superintendent who is motivational, collaborative and committed.

Wednesday, 7:42 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Big-rig crash closes eastbound I-580 near Dublin, Pleasanton

Emergency personnel are working to clear a three-vehicle collision involving a big-rig that's blocking all lanes of eastbound Interstate Highway 580 near Dublin and Pleasanton for this evening's commute.

Tuesday, 5:28 PM | No comments yet
Missing Pleasanton boy found safe in Dublin

A child missing for several hours has been found safe in Dublin, according to the Pleasanton Police Department.

Tuesday, 4:29 PM | 4 comments
Pleasanton Run for Education set for Sunday

This Sunday, thousands of residents will run and walk the streets of Pleasanton together to raise funds for local schools.

Tuesday, 3:54 PM | No comments yet
36-home Valley Trails project wins Planning Commission's approval in 3-2 vote

The Pleasanton Planning Commission voted 3-2 last week to approve a plan by Ponderosa Homes to buy and tear down the financially troubled Evangelical Free Church of Pleasanton in the Valley Trails community and replace it with 36 new single-family homes on the 9-acre site.

Tuesday, 1:51 PM | 50 comments
Time for tea -- and fashion

Assistance League of Amador Valley members will strut their stuff on the fashion runway at the 22nd annual Mad Hatter's Tea Party at noon, Saturday April 22, at the Aahmes Shrine Event Center in Livermore.

Tuesday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet

Monday, April 17, 2017

Stitch by stitch: Quilt show this weekend

Quilts have come a long way in the last century. For a look at the latest -- and a chance to win a gorgeous creation -- visit the Amador Valley Quilters show, "Colors of the Vineyard," from April 22-23 in Livermore.

Monday, 4:40 PM | No comments yet
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department offering emergency preparedness training

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department is once again offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for those who live and/or work in the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton.

Monday, 4:02 PM | No comments yet
Livermore: 22-year-old man rescued after car tumbles into 75-foot ravine

A 22-year-old man was rescued early Saturday morning following a solo vehicle crash in Livermore, according to fire officials.

Monday, 3:38 PM | 1 comment
School board to receive update on superintendent search

The Pleasanton school board will receive an update on the search for the district's new superintendent and discuss the next steps in that process at its only regular meeting of the month Tuesday.

Monday, 3:27 PM | 21 comments

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hike for Hope

Put on your hiking shoes to remember your loved ones and benefit an organization that provides comfort to patients and families during their final days.

Sunday, 5:30 PM | No comments yet
County judge admonished for campaign finance misconduct

An Alameda County Superior Court judge was publicly admonished Tuesday by a state judicial commission in San Francisco for misconduct related to campaign financing.

Sunday, 5:25 PM | No comments yet
Nostrand, Young selected for Community Patriot Awards

Friends and family members are invited to a champagne reception April 24 to honor this year's recipients of the Ed Kinney Community Patriot Award, Betty Nostrand and Rosemary Young.

Sunday, 5:22 PM | No comments yet

Plenty of water that will cost more this year
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 746 views

Nominations due Monday for TV30’s Tri-Valley ‘Coach of the Year’ award
By Jeb Bing | 1 comment | 307 views


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