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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sunol-Glen voting on $9.5M school bond measure

Sunol-Glen Unified voters are being asked in the March 3 primary election to decide on a $9.5 million bond measure, which if approved would represent the small district's first new facilities bond issuance of the 21st century.

Tuesday, 10:42 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: City announces new deputy director of community development

Melinda Denis, a seasoned planner with public and private experience, including with the city of Pleasanton since 2016, has been promoted to deputy director of community development for Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 5:30 PM | 1 comment
Trek the globe and learn with Community Education

Students interested in traveling the world and learning a new language along the way are invited to attend a free introductory seminar and slideshow this month about Las Positas College Community Education, including upcoming trips.

Tuesday, 4:07 PM | No comments yet
Dublin council approves new commercial buildings

Three buildings that will house two retailers and a daycare center near Dublin's commercial strip were approved by the Dublin City Council on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 3:01 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Falcons, Dons split varsity rivalry basketball games

In front of packed and raucous gym that brought back memories of years gone by, the Foothill boys basketball team pulled out a 52-43 win over Amador Valley.

Tuesday, 12:51 PM | No comments yet

Monday, January 20, 2020

Pleasanton council to review state housing legislation, SB 50

The Pleasanton City Council is set to talk Tuesday about one of the most controversial housing legislation proposals under consideration this year in Sacramento, Senate Bill 50.

Monday, 9:24 PM | 3 comments
Pleasanton set for 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast

The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative (PCCC) will commemorate the 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast next Monday (Jan. 27) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Pleasanton.

Monday, 8:38 PM | No comments yet
Echols named to vacant East Bay Parks board seat

Elizabeth Echols of Berkeley has been selected from among four finalists to fill the remaining term for East Bay Regional Park District Ward 1.

Monday, 8:27 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Wines & Valentines to benefit Museum on Main

Love is in the air as Museum on Main prepares for its 13th annual Wines & Valentines fundraiser at Castlewood Country Club, beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 7.

Monday, 3:05 PM | No comments yet
Special songs from Threshold Choir

This special organization, with chapters across the country and around the world, sends out small groups of singers to serenade a person who is on the threshold of life and death, to honor them through shared song.

Monday, 3:04 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Pleasanton: Chamber seeks nominations for annual awards

"Know someone doing great things in Pleasanton?" That's what the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is asking local residents and business officials as the organization prepares for its 57th annual Community Service Awards event in March.

Sunday, 10:47 AM | No comments yet
Bay Area lawmakers support state buying Livermore ranch for $20 million

Bay Area leaders are moving quickly to acquire a large swath of land just south of Livermore that has attracted global interest from potential buyers for its pristine wilderness, and what could become California's newest state park.

Sunday, 10:46 AM | 8 comments
Driver killed in fiery crash at Hacienda and West Las Positas

A driver died in a fiery car crash on city streets in Pleasanton on Saturday evening after his Tesla slammed into a traffic signal pole and cement wall, according to police.

Sunday, 10:41 AM | 2 comments

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Steinle case: Federal judge orders Zarate to undergo mental competency evaluation

An undocumented Mexican man who held the gun that killed Pleasanton native Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier in 2015 was ordered by a U.S. judge Wednesday to participate in a psychological evaluation for competency ahead of trial.

Saturday, 9:40 PM | 4 comments
Motorcyclist critically injured in crash on Dublin Canyon Road

A motorcycle rider sustained serious injuries after their bike struck a pole along Dublin Canyon Road during the afternoon commute Friday, according to police.

Saturday, 8:33 PM | No comments yet
Hundreds attend 2020 Tri-Valley Women's March in downtown Pleasanton

On the centennial of women's suffrage in the United States, hundreds of women's rights advocates could be seen marching through downtown Pleasanton for the 2020 Tri-Valley Women's March.

Saturday, 6:26 PM | 15 comments

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Bay East honors best in local real estate from 2019

The Bay East Association of Realtors joined together last week to recognize some of its most outstanding members for achievement during the past year.

Thursday, 2:21 PM | 2 comments
Swalwell holding first town hall of 2020 next week in Dublin

Congressman Eric Swalwell will discuss raising the minimum wage, lowering prescription drug prices and ending gun violence during the first town hall of 2020 for 15th Congressional District constituents next Thursday.

Thursday, 2:08 PM | 20 comments
PUSD hosting community meeting on facilities Tuesday at Amador

Pleasanton Unified School District officials are hosting their third community meeting of the school year, next Tuesday (Jan. 21) from 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Amador Valley High.

Thursday, 2:07 PM | No comments yet
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. fellowship breakfast in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative is set to hold the 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. fellowship breakfast later this month.

Thursday, 2:03 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Dreammakers and Risktakers Awards honoring young innovators

The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group is set to recognize 14 local students "who are fearlessly pursuing their dreams and generating life-changing innovations for the future."

Thursday, 2:01 PM | No comments yet
Lunar New Year celebrations taking place in Tri-Valley

The colorful and dramatic lion dance will welcome the Lunar New Year at a free family-friendly celebration at the Bankhead Theater lobby and plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday (Jan. 25).

Thursday, 1:21 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: Steinle case -- A complete miscarriage of justice

With the news last week that a U.S. magistrate has dismissed the family's lawsuit against the federal government, the Kate Steinle case continues to be a disheartening display of injustice.

Thursday, 1:18 PM | 13 comments
Mulling over Measure M

Too soon, too late or just the right time? That is the question Pleasanton voters will face when they decide the fate of a $323 million facilities bond measure for PUSD in the upcoming March 3 primary election.

Thursday, 1:11 PM | 34 comments

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PUSD meetings can help ease the transition to kindergarten

Families of incoming transitional (TK) and kindergarten (K) students in the Pleasanton Unified School District for the 2020-21 school year can attend several informational meetings this month for a successful classroom transition.

Wednesday, 4:56 PM | No comments yet
Baker, sitting supervisor among finalists for clerk-recorder

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will interview six applicants for appointment to the open county clerk-recorder/elections chief position.

Wednesday, 4:11 PM | 4 comments
BART inks $798M contract to replace train control system

BART will spend almost $800 million for a modern train control system its leaders say will enable more trains to run on tighter schedules, and allow for more (and more frequent) service through the Transbay Tube.

Wednesday, 3:46 PM | No comments yet
Livermore: Tickets on sale for 'Moulin Rouge 2020'

Livermore Valley Opera is offering its audience a different type of entertainment on the evening of Feb. 1: a French cabaret.

Wednesday, 3:45 PM | No comments yet
PUSD trustees agree to cover large cleaning tab after virus outbreak

The Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees has agreed to cover professional cleaning services used to sanitize five PUSD sites during a stomach virus outbreak last fall by pulling $233,948 from the district general fund.

Wednesday, 1:38 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Alvarez promoted as BART's permanent police chief

The new BART police chief began his tenure last Friday amid an announcement about new strategies to increase police presence on trains and reduce crime on the transit system.

Tuesday, 7:04 PM | No comments yet
Whiffenpoofs of Yale performing at Foothill

The country's oldest collegiate a cappella group, the Whiffenpoofs of Yale, will bring their talents to Foothill High School this Sunday (Jan. 19) as part of their world tour.

Tuesday, 5:26 PM | No comments yet
Mission Hills slide opens anew

The "big slide" at Mission Hills Park -- among the city's most popular park amenities -- reopened to the community last weekend after being closed for renovations for nearly four months.

Tuesday, 4:03 PM | 3 comments
DSRSD moves to prepare for more power shutoffs

A $250,000 budget hike for electrical improvements at the Dublin San Ramon Services District's Field Operations Facility means the tap will continue to flow for customers in the event of another Public Safety Power Shutoff.

Tuesday, 1:27 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: All crosstown basketball games on Friday, for better or worse

This Friday will mark the first meeting between crosstown rivals Amador Valley and Foothill on the basketball court.

Tuesday, 1:27 PM | 1 comment

Monday, January 13, 2020

Livermore Fusion Soccer Club earns national distinction

Livermore Fusion Soccer Club recently received the "Players First" license designation from US Club Soccer.

Monday, 3:45 PM | No comments yet
Horse rescued from ravine by firefighters

Alameda County Fire Department crews rescued a horse that fell into a ravine in the Palomares Canyon area last Friday morning.

Monday, 3:44 PM | No comments yet
'West Side Story' coming to Firehouse

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is bringing "West Side Story" to the Firehouse Arts Center, opening Jan. 25.

Monday, 3:44 PM | No comments yet
Board approves plan to upgrade BART wireless services

BART directors voted unanimously on Thursday to approve a plan to improve cellphone connectivity and provide seamless Wi-Fi coverage in a gradual process over five years.

Monday, 3:14 PM | No comments yet
Stomach virus leaves PUSD with a hefty cleaning bill

For its first regular meeting of the new year on Tuesday, the Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider approving $233,948 to cover cleaning services during a viral gastroenteritis outbreak last year.

Monday, 1:59 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 12, 2020

BART board OKs program to put unarmed police ‘ambassadors’ on trains

In response to concerns about safety on the BART system, the transit agency's board voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ambassadorship program in which unarmed officers will ride trains from 2 p.m. to midnight seven days a week.

Sunday, 9:05 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Former Coliseum chief arraigned on conflict of interest charges

The former head of the agency that oversees the Oakland Coliseum complex was arraigned on Friday on charges alleging that he violated conflict-of-interest laws by seeking a fee while negotiating the naming rights of the stadium.

Sunday, 8:58 PM | No comments yet
Art showings in Bankhead Gallery

"Tulip Spent" by Desiree Skatvold is one of the artworks on display in a new exhibit that opened this week in the Bankhead Gallery in downtown Livermore.

Sunday, 8:45 PM | No comments yet
Snowpack about average for beginning of January

Enough snow has fallen in the Sierra Nevada so far this season that state water managers were optimistic last week.

Sunday, 8:44 PM | No comments yet
'Record-breaking year' for Tri-Valley Turkey Burn

Despite near-freezing temperatures, the 2019 Tri-Valley Turkey Burn drew record participation on Thanksgiving Day morning for a 5K/10K family fun run, walk and stroll in Pleasanton's Ken Mercer Sports Park.

Sunday, 8:44 PM | No comments yet
Coyote sightings in Dublin spark concerns

Dublin officials are warning residents to stay cautious after coyotes were spotted in the area recently.

Sunday, 8:44 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County now accepting applicants for arts grants

Visual and media arts, dance, literature, music and theater grants are now available through the Alameda County Arts Commission 2020 ARTSFUND Grant Program.

Sunday, 8:43 PM | No comments yet
PPIE to host inaugural State of the School District luncheon

Local businesses that support Pleasanton schools will be celebrated later this month at the inaugural State of the School District luncheon, hosted by the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation.

Sunday, 8:26 PM | 4 comments

Friday, January 10, 2020

Police: Pleasanton senior found safe after being reported missing

A local elderly man reported missing on Thursday morning was found safe later in the evening, according to Pleasanton police.

Friday, 8:27 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 9, 2020

'Wild and Scenic Film Fest' at Bankhead

An environmental film fest is coming to the Bankhead Theater in two weeks, presented by Tri-Valley Citizens' Climate Education: the "Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour and Eco-Fair."

Thursday, 3:32 PM | No comments yet
'Imagination Expressed 2020' opens in Pleasanton

The Museum on Main and Pleasanton Art League have partnered to open their 13th annual "Imagination Expressed" exhibit in the downtown museum.

Thursday, 3:24 PM | No comments yet
New foundation scholarship honors late LLNL manager

The Pedrozzi Foundation recently created a new scholarship fund in the memory of Kim Cupps, a Livermore native and longtime Lawrence Livermore National Lab employee in computing directorate who died last June after battling cancer.

Thursday, 3:16 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Writers Winterfest coming up

The local branch of the California Writers Club is hosting Tri-Valley Writers Winterfest next Saturday (Jan. 18) to celebrate the joy of writing and honor the dedication it requires.

Thursday, 3:16 PM | No comments yet
College scholarship money offered to water resources majors

The Zone 7 Water Agency is offering several scholarship opportunities for promising college students majoring in a water resources-related field.

Thursday, 3:10 PM | No comments yet
Explore Dublin with the Parks Passport Challenge

Tri-Valley locals are invited to follow and find Glen the Guide as he plays, makes new friends and kicks back in Dublin's city parks for the Parks Passport Challenge.

Thursday, 3:10 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Tulancingo Sister City Association seeks exchange students

The Pleasanton Tulancingo Sister City Association is recruiting local teenagers interested in participating in the organization's annual summer exchange program.

Thursday, 3:02 PM | No comments yet
Special Consensus: Bluegrass with attitude at Firehouse

Special Consensus, known for its "bluegrass with attitude," is returning to the Firehouse Arts Center at 8 p.m on Jan. 17, coming straight off its 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year.

Thursday, 3:00 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Women's March returns Jan. 18

The Tri-Valley Women's March returns for its second year in Pleasanton next Saturday (Jan. 18). This year, Students for Social Change will lead participants in the march at Amador Valley High School.

Thursday, 2:56 PM | 12 comments
Editorial: Still time to contribute to Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund

Even though the campaign is winding down next Wednesday, there's still time to contribute to the Pleasanton Weekly's 2019-20 Holiday Fund.

Thursday, 2:55 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton teen reported missing on New Year's Day found safe

A Pleasanton teen missing since New Year's has been found safe, according to law enforcement officials. PPD and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

Thursday, 12:26 PM | 2 comments
Pleasanton police searching for missing elderly man

The Pleasanton Police Department is searching for 84-year-old Rashid Bolandi, who was reported missing Thursday morning.

Thursday, 10:47 AM | No comments yet

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