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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Zone 7 opens PFAS water treatment facility

The Zone 7 Water Agency recently unveiled its new state-of-the-art water treatment facility on Sept. 13, which will use an ion exchange treatment process to remove PFAS chemicals from the Stoneridge groundwater well in Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 9:35 PM | No comments yet
Symphony seeks applicants for high school awards, youth music competition

The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association invites young, talented musicians to participate in two upcoming music competitions. The organization is also holding its POPS on the Green event for families Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, 7:59 PM | No comments yet
2024 state ballot battle to determine if voters can pass school parcel taxes by majority vote

A late-session strategy by Democrats in the California Legislature to sabotage a tax-limitation initiative may determine whether citizen groups can propose a school parcel tax requiring only a majority of voters to pass.

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Livermore high schools consider switch to semester system

Livermore and Granada high schools are in the process of considering whether to change their course schedules to semesters after 15 years on the trimester system.

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DUSD: Emerald High School construction delayed three months, but project saves $49M in costs

Dublin Unified leaders recently revealed that Phase 1 of the Emerald High School construction has been delayed by several months, meaning students will begin attending classes onsite at the start of the next school year...

Wednesday, 7:47 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton receives award for police alternative response unit

The city of Pleasanton took home the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for the development of Pleasanton PD's Alternate Response to Mental Health program during the annual League of California Cities conference last week.

Wednesday, 12:08 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Del Valle Winery to host Fall Harvest Food and Wine Pairing

To kick off autumn, Livermore chef and pairings professional Leslie Dabney -- dubbed "The Vineyard Mom" -- and Del Valle Winery are hosting The Fall Harvest Food and Wine Pairing this Sunday.

Tuesday, 11:16 PM | No comments yet
Surprise meeting on personnel topics elicits more criticism toward Sunol school board

Sunol Glen School parents, teachers and community members packed last Wednesday's special school board meeting -- which many criticized for being called so last minute -- to once again question the board majority's leadership.

Tuesday, 11:09 PM | 3 comments
Livermore to relaunch search for airport manager after top choice backs out

The city of Livermore will resume its search for a new manager of the Livermore Municipal Airport after selecting a candidate who pulled out of the job at the last minute to take another position.

Tuesday, 5:13 PM | No comments yet
Saying they want a seat at the table, Weekly journalists join effort to form a new, company-wide union

Newsroom employees at Embarcadero Media announced that they are forming a union on Tuesday. The proposed Embarcadero Community News Guild includes reporters, visual journalists and designers at the Pleasanton Weekly.

Tuesday, 4:26 PM | 3 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Underdog Falcons top Dons 12-7 in Pleasanton football rivalry game

Quite simply, it's why they play the games. I thought Amador Valley was the much stronger team, but when this rivalry comes to be each year in Pleasanton, anything can and often does happen. Friday's final: Foothill 12, Amador 7.

Tuesday, 4:17 PM | No comments yet

Monday, September 25, 2023

'Breakfast at Baci's' wins Paint Pleasanton 2023

Bay Area artists descended upon historic downtown and surrounding areas earlier this month for the annual Paint Pleasanton outdoor art event and competition. Gouache artist Heather Martin won the top award for her painting...

Monday, 10:56 PM | No comments yet
An Afternoon or Evening with 'Frankenstein' author Mary Shelley in Pleasanton

The calendar turning to October this weekend will mean Halloween is officially upon Pleasanton -- and the Museum on Main is ready for the occasion, with the final installment of its 2023 Ed Kinney Speaker Series.

Monday, 10:48 PM | No comments yet
Daycare worker gets 25 years in prison for child pornography -- used to work at Tri-Valley facility

An employee of a San Francisco daycare center who pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday.

Monday, 10:45 PM | No comments yet
Annual Alameda County Transportation Commission report released to public

A new report on the Alameda County Transportation Commission details revenue, expenses and finance statements from the 2021-22 fiscal year. Completed by the Independent Watchdog Committee, the report is now available online.

Monday, 10:31 PM | No comments yet
Millennials forge creative paths toward homeownership

Once considered homebuying johnny-and-jenny-come-latelies, members of the millennial generation have been making up for lost time. Now ranging in age from 27 to 42, this group has become the driving force of residential home sales.

Monday, 10:30 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Pleasanton council reviews details about new police union contract

Pleasanton City Council members expressed their gratitude last week that the three-month impasse in labor negotiations between the PPOA and city reps resulted in a deal amenable to both sides.

Sunday, 11:18 AM | 3 comments
Can this plan fix California's insurance crisis? What you need to know

A week after negotiations to rescue California's floundering home insurance market stalled out in the Legislature, the state's top insurance regulator put out his own rescue plan that effectively amounts to a trade for major insurers.

Sunday, 10:51 AM | No comments yet
Scammers trying to sell homes they don't own is on the rise

A growing number of scammers posing as property owners have been contacting real estate agents to sell vacant lots and vacation or rental properties that are not occupied by the owner in a new scam that's on the rise in California.

Sunday, 10:34 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton woman sets age-record for Tahoe swim

While Pleasanton's Stoneridge Creek retirement community offers its residents a range of fitness opportunities, its facilities might not be the first that come to mind as the daily training grounds for record-setting swimmers...

Sunday, 10:31 AM | No comments yet
Supervisors declare homelessness state of emergency in Alameda County

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to authorize a countywide homelessness state of emergency. Declaring a local state of emergency unlocks additional tools that could lead to...

Sunday, 10:29 AM | No comments yet

Friday, September 22, 2023

What a Week: Time for election fun

'It's the most wonderful time of the year,' echoes sarcastically in my mind these days. No, not because Costco is already in full Christmas mode weeks before Halloween even hits. That's right, election season is here ...

Friday, 1:48 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 21, 2023

News Digest: Dr. Edwards speaking in Dublin | 'Bridging the Gap' | Value of exercise for mental health | Live football on TV30

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce is launching its inaugural "Thoughtful Leadership Speaker Series" with civil rights activist and educator Harry Edwards, Ph.D., serving as the first keynote speaker. Read that and more in News Digest...

Thursday, 5:10 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley woman sentenced for embezzling $1.7M from Men's Wearhouse, parent company

A woman from Danville was sentenced to 22 months in federal prison for embezzling over $1.7 million from Men's Wearhouse and its parent company Tailored Brands, federal prosecutors said this week.

Thursday, 5:03 PM | No comments yet
County Agency on Aging seeking input from older adults

The Alameda County Area Agency on Aging is continuing to ask older adults to respond to its 2024-28 Countywide Area Plan for Older Adults survey so that the agency can determine their needs and identify issues that matter to them...

Thursday, 5:02 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Senior Center celebrating big anniversary

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Pleasanton Senior Center will hold several events throughout the month. The center offers a variety of recreational, physical and artistic programs to keep Tri-Valley seniors active...

Thursday, 5:00 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Iron Horse Trail overcrossing installation postponed in Dublin

The planned closure of Dublin Boulevard for the installation of a new Iron Horse Regional Trail overcrossing was delayed earlier this month as a result of loose fasteners and a new date for the project work has not been scheduled.

Wednesday, 5:19 PM | No comments yet
Community in the plaza

As a way to uplift diversity and culture in the community, Livermore Valley Arts has planned a number of cultural celebrations through the fall season starting with an Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration this weekend...

Wednesday, 5:13 PM | No comments yet
26th annual Pace for Peace set for next month

Tri-Valley Haven's Pace for Peace is now open for registration, with the upcoming event aimed at recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October and raising funds and awareness to support survivors of domestic violence.

Wednesday, 5:07 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley hospital quietly changes CEO for second time as acquisition decision looms

San Ramon Regional Medical Center has a new interim CEO for the second time in less than a year, all while the FTC continues to review the proposal for John Muir Health to fully acquire the hospital from its current majority owner.

Wednesday, 5:01 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton council presses pause on water rate increase vote

The Pleasanton City Council voted to delay the decision of increasing the city's water rates after dozens of residents packed the meeting room on Tuesday to ask the council to slow down so that staff can conduct more analysis...

Wednesday, 2:02 PM | 7 comments
Fallout in Sunol over board's decision to ban school from flying LGBTQ pride flag

Members of the Sunol Glen School community are calling out the current school board majority saying their decision to approve a resolution that limits which flags are flown at the school is wrong and was approved undemocratically.

Wednesday, 8:53 AM | 4 comments

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The learning recovery that wasn't: Missed opportunities and the ongoing cost of COVID

The second yearly report by a national education research organization examining the impacts of COVID-19 on K-12 education offered that sobering outlook while highlighting some notable state and local efforts nationwide.

Tuesday, 10:36 PM | No comments yet
Community meeting to discuss Garaventa Hills project planned for next week

After rescinding its approval last year, the city of Livermore is planning to host a neighborhood meeting next week to share new information about the contentious housing development planned for North Livermore.

Tuesday, 6:22 PM | No comments yet
Amador celebrates 100 years

Amador Valley High alumni and current students joined community leaders and others in marking the school's centennial with a series of special events from Sept. 14-16. Enjoy these photos from our freelancer Chuck Deckert...

Tuesday, 4:07 PM | No comments yet

Monday, September 18, 2023

Guest Opinion: Come on Sunol, you can do better

Just because we raise a flag for a few weeks to give them a voice doesn't mean they are shoving their views down our throats. It just means we are showing they are part of this society when for so many years we have shunned them...

Monday, 9:23 PM | 49 comments
Pleasanton solicits feedback for 25-year Urban Forest Master Plan

Through an online survey, the city of Pleasanton is accepting public input about its trees ahead of creating the 25-year Urban Forest Master Plan.

Monday, 8:40 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Proposed terms of new Pleasanton police contract revealed ahead of council meeting

The City Council is set to review the tentative agreement between the city and the Pleasanton Police Officers Association on Tuesday before the council makes a final vote in October, marking the end of a long summer of negotiations.

Sunday, 1:42 PM | No comments yet
Weeks of laughs ahead at Bankhead Theater

Livermore's Bankhead Theater is set to be filled with laughter in the coming weeks, with three high-profile events showcasing a range of comedians and ushering in Livermore Valley Arts' 2023-24 season.

Sunday, 1:31 PM | No comments yet
Kaiser Permanente union members authorize strike if contract talks fail

A Kaiser Permanente union representing tens of thousands of California health care workers said Thursday that its members will strike if the two sides can't reach a contract agreement by the end of the month.

Sunday, 1:28 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Up-and-coming local leaders recognized at State of the Tri-Valley

A number of young leaders and influencers from across the region gathered in San Ramon this month to have their present work and future potential acknowledged in the inaugural 'Tri-Valley 20 Under 40ish' list.

Saturday, 5:23 PM | No comments yet
Dublin school board rejects proposal to investigate if staff ignored its direction on grading practices

Dublin Unified trustees last week narrowly decided against initiating an investigation into leadership staff to see if they have been fully implementing the board's directive earlier this summer to halt any standards-based grading.

Saturday, 5:05 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton council set for final debate on water rate increase proposal

The Pleasanton City Council is expected to make a final decision on increasing the city's water service rates, which city officials have said is long overdue but vocal residents have argued is too steep and too muddled of a proposal.

Saturday, 3:54 PM | 5 comments

Friday, September 15, 2023

Sunol: Board passes resolution that bans school from flying LGBTQ pride flag at tense meeting

Tensions were high during the Sunol school board meeting on Tuesday as parents, teachers and trustees alike all argued over a resolution to ban Sunol Glen School from displaying any flags that are not the U.S. or state flag.

Friday, 8:49 AM | 12 comments

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