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Friday, July 20, 2018

Local writers club starts Book Launch Team

It only takes one person to write a book, but it helps to have a team when launching it. To that end, in the early spring Tri-Valley Writers initiated a Book Launch Team program at the suggestion of member J.D. Lasica. He had a book coming out and knew that other members did, too.

Friday, 2:08 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 19, 2018

News Digest: Tri-Valley Heroes, Immigration forum & Stargazing at Del Valle

The Pleasanton Weekly is continuing to solicit nominations for the seventh annual Tri-Valley Heroes program.

Thursday, 1:30 PM | No comments yet
Where's Waldo? Fans can find him in Pleasanton this month

Towne Center Books is hosting a fun search throughout 25 Pleasanton businesses for Waldo, the iconic children's book character known for his red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed spectacles.

Thursday, 1:30 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: Documents reveal little about Harvest Park principal resignation

When Robin Munsell announced in May she was resigning her position as principal of Harvest Park Middle School after just under two years, the obvious question was why. And Munsell wasn't saying. So the Weekly asked PUSD for all public records pertaining to her exit.

Thursday, 1:29 PM | 10 comments
Livermore: 480-acre Grant Fire started by teen playing with fireworks

Investigators say the 480-acre Grant Fire, which started last Sunday near the Altamont Pass in unincorporated Alameda County was started by a teenager playing with "safe and sane" fireworks on the side of the road.

Thursday, 12:53 PM | 1 comment
Welcoming Pacific Pearl

Pleasanton's locals can look forward this weekend to the ceremonial grand opening of Pacific Pearl, the new shopping center on the east side of the city designed with a focus on the region's Asian-American influences.

Thursday, 10:43 AM | 4 comments

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Comic Con returning to Pleasanton

Make way for artists, actors and cosplay characters -- the East Bay's largest comic con event will take over the Alameda County Fairgrounds at the end of July.

Wednesday, 3:21 PM | No comments yet
300 adoptable animals gathering at annual Adopt-a-Thon

Cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and rats will converge on Jack London Square this Saturday hoping to find happy homes, at the East Bay SPCA annual Adopt-a-thon.

Wednesday, 3:17 PM | No comments yet
Chabot-Las Positas recognized for career education

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District recently had over two dozen programs recognized as "Strong Workforce Stars" this year.

Wednesday, 3:16 PM | No comments yet
Report touts Bay Area as mega-powerful region facing challenges

Silicon Valley is an economic powerhouse, and some of the cogs that drive it are more functional than others, claims a new report recently released by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

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Tri-Valley congressional candidates meet with constituents

Residents of the Tri-Valley and the rest of the 15th Congressional District got the opportunity to hear from both general election candidates during separate meet-and-greets last Saturday.

Wednesday, 11:29 AM | 22 comments
City Council approves temporary ban on new massage businesses downtown

The Pleasanton City Council voted Tuesday to immediately enact a temporary ban on new or expanded massage businesses in the downtown area, setting the stage for the issue to be decided through the city's ongoing Downtown Specific Plan update process.

Wednesday, 12:16 AM | 5 comments

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Patelco moving headquarters from Pleasanton to Dublin

Patelco Credit Union's headquarters has outgrown its space in Pleasanton and will soon be moving into a larger office building in Dublin that the firm recently purchased, according to company officials.

Tuesday, 4:21 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton police announce promotions, new officers

The Pleasanton Police Department promoted four employees to new supervisor positions and singled out its three newest police officers during a special badge-pinning ceremony last week.

Tuesday, 1:56 PM | No comments yet
Alain Pinel Realtors opens new Livermore office

Alain Pinel Realtors has opened a "smart" office in Livermore. The office at 2059 Third St. provides a working hub for mobile APR agents in and around Livermore, supplementing the firm's services at the main office in downtown Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 1:45 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Ballistic United highlights more 'Difference Makers'

This year marks 50 years of existence for Pleasanton's Ballistic United Soccer Club, and the club is proudly celebrating the top 50 "Difference Makers" in the history of BUSC.

Tuesday, 12:16 PM | No comments yet

Monday, July 16, 2018

Vegetation fire off Bernal contained

A vegetation fire that broke out Monday afternoon just off Bernal Avenue and Interstate-680 has been contained, though nearby residents may still see smoke for a few days, fire officials say.

Monday, 5:22 PM | No comments yet
Livermore council orders more study on local healthcare initiative

Healthcare workers, physicians and hospital representatives packed the Livermore City Council meeting hall last month to make competing comments on an initiative that would require local regulation of healthcare service costs.

Monday, 5:10 PM | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: Plant With Purpose families growing out of poverty

It's estimated that 800 million people suffer from hunger daily and 85% of them are subsistence farmers, living in rural areas of the world, totally dependent on their environment.

Monday, 4:32 PM | No comments yet
City Council to weigh temporary ban on new massage businesses downtown

The Pleasanton City Council is set to consider an urgency ordinance Tuesday to temporarily ban new or expanded massage businesses in the downtown area and forward the matter to the Downtown Specific Plan Update Task Force for further review.

Monday, 4:28 PM | 2 comments
Dublin resident dies in boating accident

A Dublin man was killed in a boating accident on the Delta last month, and supporters are working to raise funds to help his widow and two children.

Monday, 4:15 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, July 15, 2018

BART mulls early morning buses during three-year Transbay Tube project

BART's Board of Directors held an informational session Thursday on their plans to provide bus service for commuters crossing from the East Bay into San Francisco during a long-term, planned seismic retrofit of the Transbay Tube in preparation for the possibility of a major earthquake.

Sunday, 5:35 PM | No comments yet
'Shiver We Timbers!' show set in Pleasanton

A choose-your-own pirate adventure is coming to Pleasanton with “Shiver We Timbers!" serving as the theme of the program. The Pleasanton show will be performed next Sunday (July 22) at 5 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center on 4444 Railroad Ave.

Sunday, 5:32 PM | No comments yet

Friday, July 13, 2018

Baker, Glazer to discuss newly acquired funds for Del Valle Regional Park

The over 4,000 acres of land in Del Valle Regional Park will be receiving some improvements, with funds courtesy of a bipartisan effort by two Tri-Valley politicians.

Friday, 2:19 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton chamber hires new president/CEO

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that its Board of Directors has selected Steve Van Dorn as the organization's new president and CEO, effective next month.

Friday, 1:48 PM | 5 comments
Suspect arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in Pleasanton, Fremont

A 31-year-old transient who works as a car mechanic has been arrested in connection with a series of indecent exposure incidents in local jurisdictions, including Pleasanton, Fremont police said Friday.

Friday, 10:28 AM | 12 comments

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Comedy champ comes to Firehouse Arts Center

Ellis Rodriguez, the San Francisco Comedy Champion for 2017, will be coming to Pleasanton's Firehouse Arts Center next weekend.

Thursday, 3:50 PM | No comments yet
New book explores history of Dublin

How did Dublin get its name? Local author-historian Steven Minniear said this is the question he gets most often. "There are lots of fun stories," he replied, although no hard and fast answer.

Thursday, 3:50 PM | No comments yet
'Radiance' exhibit in Blackhawk

"Venus" by guest artist Carol Tarzier is part of the new Alamo Danville Artists' Society exhibit, "Radiance," opening at the Blackhawk Gallery on Friday to run through Sept. 16.

Thursday, 3:50 PM | No comments yet
Serving their community: K-9 units bring unique skill sets to Tri-Valley police

Police K-9 units across the Tri-Valley have been put in place to enable officers to protect the public with a diverse set of skills that would otherwise be unavailable.

Thursday, 3:41 PM | No comments yet
Livermore: Skateboarder suffers major injuries in collision with car

A skateboarder suffered major injuries in a collision with a vehicle Sunday in Livermore, police said.

Thursday, 1:49 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Zone 7 board set for special meeting Thursday

The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors is set to hold a special meeting early Thursday afternoon to discuss the agency's priorities and debate in closed session about pending legal cases and labor negotiations.

Wednesday, 3:44 PM | No comments yet
Messy Donlon

Val Vista residents Audrey and Mark Purnell sent photos of the grounds at Donlon Elementary to the Pleasanton Unified Board of Trustees and the Weekly, noting the scraggly, unkempt appearance at the school this summer and expressing the concern that Donlon was getting ignored in terms of upkeep.

Wednesday, 2:04 PM | 9 comments
'Little Mermaid' coming to Bankhead

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre is taking its audience to a magical kingdom under the sea in its production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" that opens July 21 and runs through Aug. 5 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

Wednesday, 12:46 PM | No comments yet
Republican candidate for Congress hosting meet-and-greet at Livermore pub

Republican challenger Rudy Peters, who is running for Congress in the 15th congressional district against incumbent Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), is holding a meet-and-greet event at Eight Bridges Brewing, Inc. in Livermore. The event will last from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Wednesday, 12:46 PM | No comments yet
So you want to run for public office in Pleasanton?

Any resident interested in pursuing elected office this year is in luck because Pleasanton has several public service positions up for election this November and the application process begins next week.

Wednesday, 12:27 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Las Positas College presents summer musical 'Evita'

The heart-wrenching powerful musical “Evita" is coming to Las Positas this week. The play will take place at the outdoor Barbara F. Mertes Center Amphitheater, 3000 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore.

Tuesday, 2:42 PM | No comments yet
PUSD mourns noon supervisor who drowned in rescue attempt at coast

The Pleasanton woman who drowned last week while trying to save three children from the undertow at Cowell Ranch State Beach has been identified as a part-time employee in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

Tuesday, 1:37 PM | No comments yet
House heavily damaged in afternoon fire

A fire caused serious damage to a house in central Pleasanton on Monday afternoon, leaving the lone resident displaced and a pet dog deceased, according to the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

Tuesday, 12:32 PM | 6 comments
Pleasanton Preps: County Fair shows engaging families is key for future of horse racing

It was another successful meet, bringing new people out to the sport. As the racing publicist for the fair, I see first-hand the number of people that come to the races for the first time -- most of the time bringing their kids out to the races.

Tuesday, 11:44 AM | 1 comment

Monday, July 9, 2018

Danville: Congressional challenger Fitzgerald is open Holocaust denier

John Fitzgerald, a Republican candidate vying to represent Danville and Alamo in Congress, has received national attention in recent days after reports by the New York Times and other news agencies revealed his history as a Holocaust denier.

Monday, 2:53 PM | 10 comments
Feed Tri-Valley drive underway

The cities of Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore have together again this year for the annual Feed Tri-Valley Food Drive, which will runs now through July 22.

Monday, 1:33 PM | No comments yet
City Council approves new garbage rates

Residents and businesses in Pleasanton now have new garbage rates -- lower monthly costs, in many cases.

Monday, 1:17 PM | 10 comments
Livermore teen heads to Cannes

Sarah Whalen is all about the film world. But you won't find the Livermore 17-year-old assuming different character roles on-screen -- no, she prefers to be behind the camera.

Monday, 11:15 AM | 1 comment

Sunday, July 8, 2018

School board approves emergency repairs for Harvest Park library

The Pleasanton school board unanimously approved a resolution allowing for emergency corrective repair at Harvest Park Middle School, at a special meeting Friday night set to address a fire that broke out in the school's library days earlier.

Sunday, 8:27 PM | No comments yet
Crews battle wildfire around I-580 near Altamont

Crews have fully contained the Grant Fire, which started Sunday and burned 640 acres near the Altamont Pass and Interstate 580 in unincorporated eastern Alameda County, Cal Fire officials said Monday morning.

Sunday, 8:11 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Man tied to indecent exposure incidents in Pleasanton, Fremont

Detectives believe a naked man captured on security camera outside a Pleasanton home this week is the same man wanted in connection with four previous indecent exposure incidents in Fremont.

Saturday, 11:15 PM | 5 comments
PPD: No foul play in death outside Starbucks

Pleasanton police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man inside a car parked at the new Starbucks on Owens Drive on Saturday morning.

Saturday, 11:03 PM | 1 comment
2018 Readers' Choice Winners Directory

2018 Readers' Choice Winners Directory

Saturday, 7:55 PM | No comments yet

Hot election season expected in Dublin
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Plant With Purpose helping families to grow out of poverty
By Jeb Bing | 2 comments | 193 views


Nominations due by Sept. 17

Pleasanton Weekly and are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

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