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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Details emerge about pedestrian fatality on freeway offramp in Livermore

A man died after being hit by a car and a big-rig after standing on an I-580 offramp in Livermore following a confrontation with his Uber driver while a second pedestrian in the immediate vicinity for unknown reasons was also struck.

Tuesday, 11:25 PM | No comments yet
Livermore Airport creating new policies for development, hangar waitlist

Following recent discussions about growth at the Livermore Municipal Airport, officials plan to have new development and hangar waitlist policies in place later this spring.

Tuesday, 10:17 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Middle School principal Nguyen stepping down

Pleasanton Middle School Principal Joe Nguyen has announced that after nearly four years at the school he will be resigning from his administrative position effective on June 30.

Tuesday, 10:08 PM | No comments yet
'An Afternoon or Evening with Robert F. Kennedy' in Pleasanton

The Museum on Main's 'An Afternoon or Evening with ...' speaker series is set to welcome scholar-actor Jeremy Meier embodying late U.S. senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy next week.

Tuesday, 9:29 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Inaugural 'Scottie's Scramble' honors late Foothill alum Kienhofer

When Foothill senior Scott Kienhofer passed in 2018 from cancer, it delivered a gut punch to the Tri-Valley. Three years later, his family launched Scottie's Gift Foundation, and they are now hosting the inaugural 'Scottie's Scramble'.

Tuesday, 4:08 PM | No comments yet
Cracked roadway, guardrail collapse cause lane closures on I-580 east of Livermore

Two right lanes on Interstate 580 eastbound near North Flynn Road outside Livermore have been closed due to a major crack in the lanes, creating serious impacts for many commuters in the Tri-Valley.

Tuesday, 1:58 PM | No comments yet

Monday, March 20, 2023

Pleasanton PD's Lt. Sarasua hired as police chief in Pacifica

Pleasanton police Lt. Maria Sarasua will make local history for the Pacifica Police Department next month when she takes the reins as its new police chief, becoming the first woman to ever hold the position in the coastal city.

Monday, 10:16 PM | 2 comments
Legislator revives effort to address police radio encryption

After falling just short in the final days of last year's legislative session, Becker is renewing his push for a law that would require law enforcement to make radio communications accessible to the media.

Monday, 9:08 PM | No comments yet
All green and gold for St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Dublin

Thousands of visitors turned out for the annual Dublin St. Patrick's Day Celebration. The Dublin Civic Center was filled with visitors, both local and from afar, sporting all shades of green and Irish pride.

Monday, 8:56 PM | No comments yet
Council to debate 360-unit apartment complex on Stoneridge Mall property

The Pleasanton City Council is set to be looking at possibly approving a 5-1/2-story, mixed-use apartment complex and parking structure at the Stoneridge Shopping Center property during Tuesday's meeting.

Monday, 8:27 PM | No comments yet
Famed jazz guitarist Peter White at the Bankhead

British jazz guitarist Peter White, who has built a decades-long international reputation for his prowess and versatility, is coming to the Tri-Valley this weekend.

Monday, 4:12 PM | No comments yet
Dublin students launch support app for teenage substance abuse

Two Dublin High School students have launched an online platform that provides support for teenagers who may be struggling with alcohol abuse. The website and app, My Alcohol Story, allows users to share their experiences anonymously.

Monday, 2:15 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Maintaining financial health now and into the future

The past few years have upended many perceptions of financial stability. Now is a great time to review strategies for smart spending and saving to better weather whatever the future has in store.

Sunday, 10:10 AM | No comments yet
When regulators took over Silicon Valley Bank, startups scrambled to make payroll

A bank run that prompted the country's 16th largest bank to become insolvent was a shocking reality that many in the local tech industry have dealt with over the past week.

Sunday, 10:10 AM | No comments yet
Free textbooks? It could soon be a reality at California's community colleges

The California Community College Chancellor's Office has $115 million to spend to reduce the burden of textbook costs across its 115-campus system.

Sunday, 10:09 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton makes online budget survey available for residents

As Pleasanton city staff get ready to discuss the upcoming two-year budget, community members have been given the opportunity to share what projects they think should be prioritized through an online survey and other public events.

Sunday, 10:00 AM | No comments yet
Hike for Hope coming later this spring

Supporters of Hope Hospice are set to return to the trails at Del Valle Regional Park this May for the 2023 Hike for Hope fundraising event that the nonprofit first kicked off more than a decade ago.

Sunday, 9:41 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Diocese of Oakland mulling bankruptcy in face of numerous sex abuse lawsuits

Just days after a major Bay Area Catholic diocese filed for bankruptcy in the face of hundreds of potential sex abuse lawsuits, the Diocese of Oakland (which includes Tri-Valley) announced it is seriously considering doing the same.

Saturday, 9:05 AM | No comments yet

Friday, March 17, 2023

News Digest: I-680 northbound closure on for this weekend | Human services needs analysis | Fireworks in Dublin

Caltrans is moving forward with the third weekend closure of northbound Interstate 680 in the Pleasanton area this weekend after this final leg of the winter project was postponed for multiple weeks due to rainy weather.

Friday, 5:15 AM | No comments yet
Save Livermore Downtown takes Eden Housing case to California Supreme Court

The debate over the affordable housing development planned for downtown Livermore continues with Save Livermore Downtown's most recent move asking the California Supreme Court to review the appellate court's decision that...

Friday, 5:07 AM | No comments yet
Another inmate dies after medical emergency at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin

An inmate died at an area hospital two days after experiencing a medical emergency at Santa Rita Jail late last month, marking the fourth inmate death thus far in 2023 and prompting critical remarks from local activist groups...

Friday, 4:57 AM | No comments yet
Report shines spotlight on Tri-Valley's top health care needs

As impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic linger, maintaining good health remains at the top of mind for many, including physical, mental, emotional and even financial. The demand for adequate, accessible health care in the Tri-Valley ...

Friday, 4:47 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, March 16, 2023

What a Week: Dublin teen elected to Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame

The Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame recently revealed its Class of 2023, a list of 13 female leaders who've made an indelible impact on their communities and the county at large, including Dublin High senior Noor Dharni.

Thursday, 4:19 PM | No comments yet
Hart Middle School opens new science classrooms for students, teachers

Last week, Hart Middle School science teachers and students began moving into the new science classrooms that were built using funding from the $270 million Measure I1 general obligation bond that voters passed in 2016.

Thursday, 5:53 AM | No comments yet
Going green in Dublin

Downtown Dublin will be covered in green, gold and Irish pride this weekend at the city's annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration. The cultural festival will have no shortage of Celtic-themed activities for guests to enjoy.

Thursday, 5:41 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Storm update: Some Tri-Valley schools closed without power; large tree damages historic church

Several schools across Pleasanton along with the Sunol Glen School had to close for the day as the Tri-Valley continues to experience power outages and downed trees due to the most recent atmospheric river storm.

Wednesday, 1:29 PM | No comments yet
Dust Bowl Brewing bringing new taproom to Livermore

Livermore is set to become home to Dust Bowl Brewing Company's fourth taproom location in the state and its first in the Bay Area. The Turlock-based brewing company is opening in the Shops at Livermore in early summer...

Wednesday, 6:03 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

City Council votes to end financial sponsorship for Leadership Pleasanton program

The Pleasanton City Council voted last week to stop the city's financial support of the Leadership Pleasanton program and reduce staff time dedicated to it as the city works to create a similar program of its own.

Tuesday, 6:39 PM | 3 comments
Latest storm leads to power outages across Tri-Valley

Thousands of residents across the Tri-Valley were without power Tuesday afternoon as the latest in a series of intense winter storms made its way across the region and beyond, with others who were out and about being impacted...

Tuesday, 4:06 PM | No comments yet

Monday, March 13, 2023

Alameda County Coroner's Bureau trying to identify remains of 155 people from all over Bay Area

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau needs help identifying one body and the cremated remains of 154 other people recently found in an area warehouse. Five other bodies found in the space have already been identified.

Monday, 9:02 PM | No comments yet
BART officials broadly supportive of Glazer bill strengthening agency's internal watchdog office

BART officials said last week that they are broadly in support of state legislation that would give the transit agency's watchdog office more power over internal audits and investigations.

Monday, 8:42 PM | No comments yet
County reopens one lane of Stanley Boulevard eastbound after major trail erosion

Stanley Boulevard now has one eastbound lane reopened to vehicular traffic after both lanes were closed for more than a day as a result of serious trail erosion adjacent to that side of the roadway.

Monday, 12:34 PM | 3 comments

Sunday, March 12, 2023

PUSD Superintendent Haglund highlights accomplishments, obstacles in State of the District speech

Superintendent David Haglund delivered the 4th annual State of the District speech where he spoke about students struggling with post-pandemic learning issues, completed and ongoing Measure I1 projects and school boundary adjustments.

Sunday, 3:21 PM | 6 comments
Little progress made toward recount of 3 elections in Alameda County

Alameda County has made little progress toward conducting a recount of three elections in 2022, including the Oakland mayor's race, the registrar of voters told the county's Board of Supervisors last week.

Sunday, 2:49 PM | No comments yet
BART inspector general to retire early after clashes with agency's management

Embattled BART Inspector General Harriet Richardson will retire from her position this week, officials with the transit agency said, months ahead of the end of her term in August.

Sunday, 2:45 PM | No comments yet
New cost estimate for high-speed rail puts California bullet train $100 billion in the red

A new High-Speed Rail Authority report projects costs for the initial segment at $35 billion, which exceeds secured funding by $10 billion.

Sunday, 12:03 PM | 1 comment
Valley Concert Chorale shows 'Celebrating American Composers'

Celebrating its 60th season of shows, the Valley Concert Chorale is set to put on its newest musical production. 'Celebrating American Composers' will highlight iconic, contemporary artists and pieces in chorus music.

Sunday, 11:59 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Amador alum performing her 'Why CAN'T a Woman...?' show in SF

Amador Valley High School alumna Lianne Marie Dobbs is bringing her one-woman show from New York City to the Bay Area for one night only -- on Thursday (March 16) at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco.

Saturday, 3:24 PM | No comments yet
Bank run sinks Silicon Valley Bank

A run on a Bay Area bank with billions in deposits prompted state regulators to close it Friday, according to court documents.

Saturday, 9:05 AM | 1 comment

Friday, March 10, 2023

Flooding closes Niles Canyon Road between Sunol and Fremont

Niles Canyon Road between Mission Boulevard in Fremont and Main Street in Sunol is closed Friday morning due to flooding, a Caltrans spokesperson said.

Friday, 11:16 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, March 9, 2023

News Digest: Pleasanton's State of the City | St. Pat's Brew Crawl | Barrel Tasting Weekend

Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown is set to deliver her State of the City address during a luncheon event organized by the Chamber of Commerce later this month at the Palm Event Center. Read about that and more in our News Digest...

Thursday, 9:31 PM | No comments yet
What a Week: The fentanyl fight

The PSA is targeted toward teens in high school, but it has the ability to impact anyone who watches. It centers on an emotional interview with Judy Burrescia, whose daughter Correen, a Granada alum, died from a fentanyl overdose...

Thursday, 9:22 PM | No comments yet
A culinary showcase

The third annual Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week recently highlighted the food and drink scene in the region. I mapped out my route to new and favorite restaurants and reserved online for special events. Along the way, I savored...

Thursday, 9:06 PM | No comments yet
Dublin residents recognized for outstanding community impact

The city of Dublin recently announced the 2022 winners for its Volunteer Recognition Awards, including Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Organization of the Year.

Thursday, 8:39 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County firefighter charged with child porn possession appears in court

An Alameda County firefighter made his first court appearance this week on federal charges of possession of child pornography, the Department of Justice announced.

Thursday, 8:36 PM | No comments yet
Potential atmospheric river expected to douse Bay Area once again

Another large storm will douse the Bay Area and Central Coast this week, according to weather experts, bringing strong winds, heavy rainfall and a flood warning across the region.

Thursday, 11:07 AM | No comments yet
PUSD board to consider early design agreements for first round of Measure I projects

The Pleasanton school board is set to discuss and possibly approve three early stage design agreements that would get the ball rolling on the first group of Measure I projects during Thursday's board meeting.

Thursday, 6:04 AM | No comments yet
Dublin's Emerald High School unveils new mascot

After months of debate, Dublin's new second high school has officially announced its mascot, as well as the accompanying school colors. Emerald High School students will now be known as 'Aerouants' -- sporting green, blue and white.

Thursday, 4:58 AM | No comments yet
Trumark Homes to develop new Arroyo Vista residential community in Livermore

San Ramon-based developer Trumark Homes closed a $75 million deal earlier this year to buy 28.64 acres of land in east Livermore with a plan to build more than 400 units of new housing.

Thursday, 4:52 AM | No comments yet
Grocery Outlet store coming to Dublin later this year

The city of Dublin has announced the grocery store chain Grocery Outlet has plans to open a new location in the city. The store will take over the former Big Lots! building located in West Dublin.

Thursday, 4:51 AM | No comments yet

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