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Thursday, November 21, 2019

News Digest: Candidacy deadline approaching, Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner & BART public records

The nomination period for offices relevant to the Tri-Valley is Dec. 6, with a five-day extension given if an incumbent does not file for re-election.

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2019 Holiday Fund campaign now underway

Today we are launching our 2019 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund, a campaign that will benefit 10 Tri-Valley nonprofit organizations.

Thursday, 11:37 AM | No comments yet
Black Cat Friday at Valley Humane Society

Beta, a medium-hair cat and guaranteed entertainer, is one of the many black cats whose adoption fees will be waived on Nov. 29-30 as part of Valley Humane Society's Black Cat Friday promotion.

Thursday, 11:12 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sign-up deadline approaching for Pleasanton's holiday parade

Pleasanton's annual Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony is coming up on the evening of Dec. 7, and city officials are reminding people that the sign-up deadline is approaching.

Wednesday, 4:08 PM | No comments yet
Livermore welcoming 'So You Think You Can Dance Live!'

"So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2019," which is on a 40-city nationwide tour with the Top 10 finalists and two All-Stars, will be at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore at 8 p.m. next Friday (Nov. 29).

Wednesday, 3:13 PM | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: Old Sheraton hotel gets a new lease on life by Marriott

The Pleasanton Sheraton on Stoneridge Mall Road was rededicated this month as a newly owned AC Hotel by Marriott, to be operated by Hersha Hospitality Management.

Wednesday, 2:11 PM | No comments yet
Council endorses framework for new East Pleasanton Specific Plan process

The city is poised to restart the East Pleasanton Specific Plan process early next year, with City Council expressing initial support Tuesday for city staff's concept for how the public planning effort would play out.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Pleasanton: City promotes Clark to community development director

Pleasanton's city administration has hired from within for its next community development director, promoting deputy director Ellen Clark to the department's top position effective Dec. 2.

Tuesday, 6:07 PM | 1 comment
Alameda County Transportation Commission selects new executive director

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) has officially selected deputy executive director Tess Lengyel to serve as the agency's next executive director.

Tuesday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton police report 'busy weekend' with 14 arrests around city

"Busy weekend!" That was the headline for the Pleasanton PD's post on Facebook on Monday recapping a weekend that saw police record more than a dozen arrests in the city.

Tuesday, 2:37 PM | 2 comments
District: Dublin High student posts threat on social; police deem not credible

A Dublin High School student is under investigation after school officials learned of a threatening post they made on social media overnight Monday, according to Superintendent Dave Marken.

Tuesday, 2:35 PM | No comments yet
State grant gives Las Positas students cash for class

Cash-strapped Las Positas College students can now apply for a California College Promise grant, which helps cover some of the cost of unit fees, textbooks and other supplies.

Tuesday, 8:39 AM | No comments yet

Monday, November 18, 2019

Pleasanton Preps: Foothill football advances to semis; Amador falls to De La Salle

The Foothill football team gained one measure of revenge from the regular season, opening the North Coast Section Division II playoffs with a 41-20 win over San Leandro last Friday.

Monday, 5:21 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley appears to be spared from upcoming PG&E power shutoffs

More than 35,000 PG&E customers in the East Bay will be affected by this week's Public Safety Power Shutoff, although it appears the Tri-Valley will not be affected, according to a statement issued by the utility late Monday morning.

Monday, 4:16 PM | No comments yet
Livermore: Prosecutors announce charges in cold-case rape investigations

DNA from a discarded plastic Baskin-Robbins ice cream spoon led to the recent arrest of a Livermore man for allegedly sexually assaulting two women more than 22 years ago, prosecutors said Monday.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Amador sports gear drive is 'huge success'

An athletic gear drive organized by several Amador Valley High students collected more than 1,500 items, including new and gently used bats, gloves and balls for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America last Sunday.

Sunday, 5:26 PM | No comments yet
New solar panels light up the Bankhead Theater

The Bankhead Theater's eco-friendly solar panel upgrade was celebrated during an event last Tuesday that also kicked off a $140,000 challenge gift campaign benefiting the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.

Sunday, 5:24 PM | No comments yet
County, state officials announce plan to combat illegal dumping locally

Top prosecutors and elected officials in Alameda and Contra Costa counties joined together Wednesday to announce new funding and strategies aimed at preventing illegal dumping and waste.

Sunday, 5:14 PM | 2 comments

Friday, November 15, 2019

City preparing to restart East Pleasanton Specific Plan process

Council members will hold initial deliberations on Tuesday about their preferred project scope when work restarts next year on the East Pleasanton Specific Plan, which would lay the groundwork for future development of the east side.

Friday, 2:40 PM | 22 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Vidhima Shetty, sharing others' stories

Shetty said after her story went online, she was surprised by a barrage of emails from people coping with the illness. Compounding the suffering, patients have to deal with people who do not understand it.

Friday, 10:31 AM | No comments yet
Mold prompts emergency repairs at Dublin school district site

The Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved an emergency resolution for $250,000 of repair work Tuesday night after two inspections detected signs of mold at the Nielsen Education Center earlier this year.

Friday, 8:38 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Pleasanton: Students' energy audit unearths $1.6M+ in potential savings

Local students uncovered more than $1.6 million in potential energy savings for both the city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Unified School District, according to a recent report by the local nonprofit Go Green Initiative.

Thursday, 2:33 PM | No comments yet
Return of the Tri-Valley Turkey Burn

Picture this. Led by a woman on a bicycle wearing a full-body turkey suit, hundreds of holiday revelers will run, walk or stroll from the starting line of the fifth annual Tri-Valley Turkey Burn on Thanksgiving Day morning.

Thursday, 12:48 PM | 2 comments
Holiday Happenings

We've made the list -- be sure you check it twice -- because you don't miss out on any of this year's fantastical holiday happenings!

Thursday, 12:48 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Editorial: Dublin voters fail to turn out, again

Public elections demand voter participation. Every vote matters is only relevant if every voter thinks every election matters. It's time for all of the Tri-Valley to always put their ballot where their mouth is.

Wednesday, 4:31 PM | 1 comment
News Digest: PUSD community meeting, Trail repairs & Hanger donation box damaged

Pleasanton school district administrators are holding their second community meeting of the school year next Wednesday (Nov. 20) at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Pleasanton Middle School.

Wednesday, 4:28 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton school board confirms $323M bond for March election

Pleasanton voters will decide next year whether to maintain current funding levels for PUSD facilities after the Board of Trustees unanimously agreed Tuesday night to place a $323 million bond measure on the March 2020 election ballot.

Wednesday, 1:24 PM | 49 comments
Board hires Dyrell Foster as next Las Positas College president

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved a three-year contract with Dyrell Foster, Ed.D, a Riverside County college administrator with career ties to the Bay Area, to become the next president of Las Positas College in Livermore.

Wednesday, 10:13 AM | No comments yet
'Circle Mirror Transformation' opening this week at Bothwell

A "quiet masterpiece" of a play -- "Circle Mirror Transformation" -- opens Friday night at the Bothwell Arts Center, produced by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday, 8:38 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Livermore teens learn to save lives with mental health first aid

Livermore High School students are now better equipped to recognize when their friends or classmates are struggling with a mental health crisis; more than half of LHS sophomores recently completed Teen Mental Health First Aid.

Tuesday, 9:26 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Foothill alum Raun shines in freshman soccer season at Penn

Heading all the way across the country to go to college is not what Peyton Raun expected -- far from it, in fact.

Tuesday, 2:29 PM | 1 comment
Three classic cars stolen during Goodguys show at fairgrounds

Three 1960s-era cars were stolen during the annual Goodguys car show last weekend, including two taken while parked inside the event at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 2:29 PM | 16 comments
Board expected to appoint new president of Las Positas College

The Chabot-Las Positas Board of Trustees is set to consider approving a three-year contract Tuesday with Southern California college administrator Dyrell Foster to become the next president of Las Positas College.

Tuesday, 8:42 AM | No comments yet
PUSD trustees poised to confirm $323M bond measure for 2020 ballot

The Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees will decide Tuesday night whether to move forward with placing a $323 million bond measure on the March 2020 election ballot.

Tuesday, 6:29 AM | 30 comments

Monday, November 11, 2019

Coroner IDs driver man killed on Pleasanton Sunol Road

A man killed in a head-on collision on Pleasanton Sunol Road in unincorporated Alameda County early Thursday morning has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as 29-year-old Jorge Esparza of Modesto.

Monday, 1:53 PM | No comments yet
Livermore: Gallery opens 'Worth a Thousand Words'

The Bankhead Theater Gallery has unveiled "Worth a Thousand Words," an exhibit featuring artwork paired with poetry to explore the intersection between the visual arts and the written word.

Monday, 1:40 PM | No comments yet
Harmony Fusion Chorus pre-holiday concert

The holiday season is fast approaching, and Harmony Fusion Chorus is helping everyone get in the spirit this weekend with "Reflections of the Season." The show will feature a cappella ensembles, quartets and more.

Monday, 1:40 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Ruby Hill resident chases, fights car thief; suspect remains at-large

A resident in the Ruby Hill gated community in Pleasanton chased down a man who was stealing his car and the two briefly fought before the thief escaped the area early Saturday morning, according to police.

Sunday, 7:03 PM | 9 comments
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson dies unexpectedly at age 60

The unexpected death Sunday of Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson has prompted statements in tribute from elected officials and community leaders.

Sunday, 6:30 PM | No comments yet
Garden club to host local botanist

Want to learn about choosing native plants for your yard? The Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club is hosting botanist Mark Brunell at its November meeting to speak on "California Native Plants in the Home Garden."

Sunday, 5:17 PM | No comments yet

Friday, November 8, 2019

Locals help Army veteran whose moving van was stolen at Pleasanton hotel

Pleasanton residents have organized a donation drive to help a decorated Army veteran and his wife who just moved to the Bay Area, after all of their belongings were stolen from the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel last week.

Friday, 9:25 PM | No comments yet
Dublin council approves contract for new city manager at busy meeting

The Dublin City Council signed off on a number of items at its Tuesday night meeting, mostly notably sealing a deal with the soon-to-be new city manager and and approving the Downtown Dublin Preferred Vision plan.

Friday, 4:54 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: Sheriff's office credits jail's Narcan program for saving woman from overdose

Alameda County sheriff's officials are crediting their expanding Narcan program with saving a woman's death amid an apparent overdose at Santa Rita Jail over the weekend.

Friday, 3:50 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: E. Trent Thompson, using art to help others

When the artist opened his studio at The Switch in Livermore, he befriended a homeless woman named Syndey living near the entrance. Thompson had the idea to paint her with creative nuances to acknowledge her as a valuable person.

Friday, 3:49 PM | No comments yet

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