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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Celebrate grand opening of Dublin's new police headquarters this weekend

The city of Dublin is celebrating the grand opening of its new police headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony next Saturday (Feb. 22), two years after construction on the complex started.

Sunday, 4:22 PM | 1 comment
Livermore driver involved in fatal collision in Pittsburg

A 33-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed early Sunday morning by a driver exiting eastbound Highway 4 in Pittsburg at the Loveridge Road off-ramp, the California Highway Patrol said.

Sunday, 9:42 AM | No comments yet

Friday, February 14, 2020

Lydiksen Elementary modernization project breaks ground

Pleasanton Unified School District celebrated the first large-scale Measure I1 construction project with a groundbreaking ceremony at Lydiksen Elementary School on Friday.

Friday, 4:58 PM | 2 comments
Guest Opinion: Understanding the 2019 novel coronavirus

In less than two weeks after the first cases of pneumonia were reported in Wuhan, scientists identified the viral culprit and provided details of the full genomic sequence to public databases, facilitating research around the world.

Friday, 2:43 PM | No comments yet
Improv troupes to compete in Pleasanton

"Face-Off 2020" will pit local improv teams against each other next week in a series of pro-wrestling themed "bouts" with WWE-inspired scenes at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Friday, 2:43 PM | No comments yet
Livermore park district proclaims welcoming, inclusion and respect

The Board of Directors recently presented a proclamation declaring that LARPD supports a culture of welcome, inclusion and respect for all in its programs, facilities, parks and open space.

Friday, 2:43 PM | No comments yet
'Concertos Without Orchestra' in Livermore

Pianist Daniel Glover will perform at a special musical event, "Concertos Without Orchestra," hosted by Valley Concert Chorale at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

Friday, 2:42 PM | No comments yet
Livermore-Amador Symphony to perform 'Angels and Demons'

Livermore-Amador Symphony continues its 57th regular season with "Angels and Demons" on Feb. 22 at Livermore's Bankhead Theater with guest conductor Jason Klein and two youth performers, including Pleasanton's Igor Aprelev.

Friday, 2:42 PM | No comments yet
Zone 7 puts Livermore marijuana farm on hold

Livermore's first legal marijuana farm is on hold after the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors recently noticed a number of discrepancies in environmental documents submitted for approval of an onsite wastewater treatment system.

Friday, 2:40 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Join the picket line in 'Newsies: The Musical'

Las Positas College's Theater Arts is holding auditions this month for the high energy and Tony Award winning Disney's Newsies: The Musical, debuting later this summer.

Thursday, 5:36 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: Vote No on Measure C, child care sales tax marred by vague context

Just be direct with the voters about the tax measure you want them to adopt. That's not what we've seen here. Vote No on Measure C.

Thursday, 5:36 PM | 11 comments
Valley Views: Valentine to last a lifetime

This column is really a love story. My grief was only possible because of the happiness of my long marriage. I am sorry fate prevented us from growing old as a couple but looking back over my love-filled life, I cannot complain.

Thursday, 5:35 PM | 2 comments
Business Briefs: Gina Piper rebrands, Surf Thru Express opens & Chamber's new board chair

Pleasanton native and longtime Realtor Gina Piper launched her new real estate company and brand, Elation Real Estate, based in downtown this winter.

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Ruminations on romance

We decided to ask a few people around Pleasanton for their thoughts on love heading into Valentine's Day this week. Here's what they had to say.

Thursday, 5:20 PM | No comments yet
2020 Black Comedy Competition opens today

The 2020 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition and Festival begins Thursday in Pleasanton, organizers said.

Thursday, 2:23 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Studying potable reuse water for Pleasanton

The City Council postponed its discussion on a proposed "task order" (with a $250K pricetag for Pleasanton) for more regional studies into potable reuse in the Tri-Valley last week, but some residents still had plenty to say.

Wednesday, 6:16 PM | 9 comments
BART ambassadors start riding trains

BART officials are hoping a new ambassador program that launched this week will provide riders with a sense of added security and help curb inappropriate behavior aboard train

Wednesday, 6:04 PM | 1 comment
Editorial: County Supervisor -- Vote Miley for District 4, Haubert or Hernandez for District 1

Incumbent Supervisor Nate Miley is the clearcut best choice for Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 4, which includes Pleasanton and extends through communities to the west into parts of Oakland.

Wednesday, 5:57 PM | 2 comments
News Digest: Weekend wind wreaks havoc, Granada grad wins Oscar & Join grand jury

High winds wreaked havoc in Pleasanton and across the Bay Area earlier this week, knocking down trees, large branches, power lines and roadside signage, among other impacts, particularly last Sunday.

Wednesday, 2:50 PM | No comments yet
Sign up for the Dublin Police Services' 2020 Citizens Academy

Learn about law enforcement procedures and community policing by signing up this spring for the Dublin Police Services' 2020 Citizens Academy.

Wednesday, 2:24 PM | No comments yet
PUSD student enrollment remains steady for 2019-20 school year

Student enrollment in the Pleasanton Unified School District has stayed steady over the past five years, staff reported at Tuesday night's meeting of the Board of Trustees

Wednesday, 2:19 PM | 1 comment

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Amador Valley, Foothill heading to Washington, D.C. for We the People nationals

In a repeat of history, Amador Valley and Foothill schools both recently qualified to represent California for the third year running at the We the People national civics competition this spring in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, 6:46 PM | No comments yet
Young man with Livermore ties accused of killing mom's boyfriend

An 18-year-old man who grew up in Livermore led police on a chase through the East Bay after allegedly stabbing his mother's boyfriend to death in San Leandro on Friday night.

Tuesday, 1:17 PM | No comments yet
Las Positas celebrates local veterans with Military Appreciation Night

Las Positas College invites members of the public to join them at The Nest in honoring local heroes for Military Appreciation Night on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 12:10 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County CHP officer accused of unlawful sex with teen

An officer with the California Highway Patrol has been charged in Alameda County with unlawful sex with a child, Fremont police said Monday.

Tuesday, 11:55 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Dublin basketball student manager gets game action; crowd erupts after he drills shot

The week before the game, Dublin coach Tom Costello felt a home game with a packed student section would be a good time for four-year Dublin basketball student manager Stewy Thalblum to get some court time.

Tuesday, 10:50 AM | 1 comment

Monday, February 10, 2020

Curry lawsuit: Family of teen who drowned during PE class settles suit with SRVUSD for $8 million

Nearly two years after the on-campus drowning death of 15-year-old San Ramon Valley High School freshman Ben Curry, the family of the teenager is set to receive an $8 million settlement from San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Monday, 5:16 PM | 12 comments
Coroner IDs man killed in crash on Pleasanton Sunol Road

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau on Monday identified the driver who died in a crash on the outskirts of Pleasanton three days earlier as 55-year-old David Davis from Salida.

Monday, 1:48 PM | No comments yet
Measure I1 projects moving along in 2020

A slew of construction projects and related services taking place soon when warmer weather arrives are up for approval, among other regular business items at the Tuesday night meeting of the Pleasanton school board.

Monday, 11:43 AM | 11 comments
Western harmonies, homespun humor in Livermore

Known as "America's Favorite Cowboys," the popular Riders in the Sky return to the Bankhead Theater at 3 p.m. next Sunday (Feb. 16) in a fun show for the whole family.

Monday, 11:32 AM | No comments yet
Dance show fun for entire family in Livermore

Livermore School of Dance Jazz Company will present two performances of "World of Imagination," a magical dance revue directed by Liz Roberts next Saturday (Feb. 15) at the Bankhead Theater.

Monday, 11:32 AM | No comments yet
Sycamore Grove bridge now open to public

Tri-Valley residents can now walk, bike, and hike along a 44-mile trail winding from Livermore to Fremont, following the recent completion of a new footbridge at Sycamore Grove Park.

Monday, 11:30 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Chabot-Las Positas receives $500,000 mental health grant

To better serve the mental health needs of students in the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, Las Positas College and its sister campus, Chabot College, have received a $500,000 grant from the state.

Sunday, 2:53 PM | No comments yet
Bay East Association of Realtors installs 2020 leadership team

The Pleasanton-based Bay East Association of Realtors celebrated its new leadership team with an installation ceremony last month.

Sunday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet
'Tails at Twilight' benefits Valley Humane Society

The Valley Humane Society invites everyone to enjoy a taste of paradise with friends, ohana and animal lovers at its sixth annual "Tails at Twilight" gala from 6-11 p.m. March 6.

Sunday, 2:50 PM | No comments yet

Friday, February 7, 2020

Pleasanton: Commission supports new Taco Bell with drive-thru in concept

The Pleasanton Planning Commission gave initial support last month to two proposed projects requiring modifications to existing city regulations, going against the recommendations of city staff in the process.

Friday, 5:06 PM | 27 comments
Dublin seeks to fill vacancy on Human Services Commission

An unexpected vacancy on the Dublin Human Services Commission has city officials looking to fill the empty seat by next month. The term for the vacant position ends in December 2020.

Friday, 2:06 PM | No comments yet
Ray Charles for Valentine's Day at Bankhead

A stellar cast of award-winning performers will come together at 8 p.m. next Friday (Feb. 14) at the Bankhead Theater for a special Valentine's Day concert, "Georgia on my Mind," celebrating the music of Ray Charles.

Friday, 2:05 PM | No comments yet
Sblendorio named new co-host for 'Mayors Report' on TV30

Tri-Valley Community Television recently announced local real estate attorney Sblend Sblendorio as the new co-host of its long-running program "Mayors Report."

Friday, 2:05 PM | No comments yet
Parker Quartet at Bankhead

The Parker Quartet, artists in residence at Harvard University, is appearing at the Bankhead Theater this Saturday night (Feb. 8). The Grammy Award-winning quartet has appeared at the world's most important venues since its founding...

Friday, 1:31 PM | No comments yet
CHP investigating fatal crash on outskirts of Pleasanton

The California Highway Patrol is investigating what appears to be a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead Friday morning south of Pleasanton.

Friday, 10:50 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, February 6, 2020

News Digest: Bubbles & Bacon downtown; Miley hosting mental health panel

The Pleasanton Downtown Association is set for its second annual Bubbles & Bacon event on and around Main Street later this month.

Thursday, 5:49 PM | No comments yet
Blackhawk Museum unveils new exhibit 'Into China'

In a desire to share the late Ken Behring's passion for Chinese life and culture, the Blackhawk Museum in Danville has officially opened its newest exhibit "Into China."

Thursday, 5:47 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: Ramirez Holmes, Figuers, Quigley for Zone 7 board

We prefer the strong record of service and Zone 7 experience exhibited by Ramirez Holmes, Figuers and Quigley.

Thursday, 5:47 PM | No comments yet
Primary election 2020

The 2020 primary election is upon us, with Alameda County election officials sending out vote-by-mail ballots starting this past Monday to mark the start of early voting ahead of Election Day on March 3.

Thursday, 5:44 PM | 16 comments

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Foothill DECA earns record-breaking 69 awards at NorCal conference

Foothill High students won a record-breaking 69 awards at the DECA Northern California Career Development Conference in San Ramon last month.

Wednesday, 3:46 PM | 1 comment
County clerk now accepting Valentine's Day wedding reservations

Couples planning to tie the knot on Valentine's Day may do so at the Alameda County Clerk-Recorder's satellite office in Dublin, where reservations for marriage ceremonies next Friday (Feb. 14) are now being accepted.

Wednesday, 3:43 PM | No comments yet
PPIE hosts inaugural State of the School District event

Multiple local businesses and individuals were recognized for their contributions to Pleasanton's public schools during the first-ever State of the School District Luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Pleasanton last month.

Wednesday, 3:42 PM | 3 comments
Special Valentine: Tom Jones tribute with Broadway star at Firehouse

Broadway star David Burnham, backed by a six-piece band, will share songs and stories in "Celebrating Tom Jones" at two performances at the Firehouse Arts Center during Valentine's Day weekend.

Wednesday, 3:40 PM | No comments yet
Bad weather delays construction of new Dublin High science building

Inclement weather over the past few weeks has brought construction on the new engineering and science building at Dublin High School to a momentary halt, according to Dublin Unified School District.

Wednesday, 3:39 PM | 2 comments
City Council endorses revised JDEDZ, advances new Costco toward approval

The years-long effort to bring a Costco store to Pleasanton cleared another hurdle on Tuesday when the City Council unanimously supported the latest version of policy and environmental documents central to rezoning the project site.

Wednesday, 1:16 AM | 43 comments

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Circus life onstage in Livermore

Inventive circus troupe Cirque Mechanics invites audiences to "Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to the world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust."

Tuesday, 5:23 PM | No comments yet
Jury convicts Pleasanton woman of murder for fatal DUI on Highway 84

A Pleasanton woman with a history of drunk driving was found guilty of second-degree murder last week at the end of a jury trial over a 2017 DUI crash in which she struck a pedestrian along Highway 84/Isabel Avenue.

Tuesday, 12:59 PM | 15 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Up and down week for local soccer teams

The Amador Valley girls varsity soccer team took on Dougherty Valley and Carondelet last week with mixed results.

Tuesday, 11:27 AM | No comments yet
Fire breaks out in old Denny's building

The long-vacant restaurant building (former Denny's) on Owens Drive in Pleasanton is believed to be a total loss by Livermore-Pleasanton fire officials after a fire broke out and consumed the building's interior Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, 10:21 AM | 3 comments

Monday, February 3, 2020

Amador Valley Wind Ensemble I blows away crowds in Chicago

Members of Amador Valley High's Wind Ensemble I braved freezing winds and rain to put on a performance at the Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference in Chicago just before Christmas.

Monday, 5:01 PM | No comments yet
Las Positas career program preps Dublin inmates for a new life

Las Positas College is offering a path from prison to the professional world this spring for inmates at the Women's Federal Correctional Institute in Dublin.

Monday, 5:00 PM | No comments yet
Bay Area Council moving its headquarters to a ferry boat

The Bay Area Council plans to leave its longstanding headquarters in a downtown San Francisco office building and move into a historic ferry boat on the Bay.

Monday, 4:57 PM | No comments yet
Advanced 3D-printing facility opens at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently opened a new $10 million state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in the heart of the recently expanded Livermore Valley Open Campus.

Monday, 4:57 PM | No comments yet
BART to launch schedule and service changes Feb. 10

Changes to BART train schedules intended to improve service will begin Feb. 10, officials have announced.

Monday, 4:43 PM | 1 comment
'Native Ways Celebration' at Alviso Adobe

A family event will give everyone a glimpse into history and a chance to learn more about the first people of the East Bay in a "Native Ways Celebration" on Feb. 8.

Monday, 4:42 PM | No comments yet

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