If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 <![CDATA[Lively Celtic fiddling in Livermore]]> The Bankhead Theater will welcome the return of master fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy in a lively celebration of the music of their Canadian roots, "Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond," at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Cal High alum, daughter of SRVUSD board president dies in car crash]]> Madeline "Maddie" Hurd, a 2015 California High School graduate and the daughter of San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education President Rachel Hurd, was in her senior year working toward a bachelor's degree in recreation at Western Washington University. She was 21 years old. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton police report armed robbery on Bernal Avenue]]> The Pleasanton Police Department is investigating a robbery near Bernal Community Park during which two armed people stole a pedestrian's laptop bag and pistol-whipped the victim before fleeing the area on Thursday night. ]]> <![CDATA[Cincinnati hospital administrator hired as new Stanford-ValleyCare president/CEO]]> Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare officials announced Thursday that Cincinnati hospital executive Rick Shumway has been selected as the next president and CEO of the Tri-Valley health system.]]> <![CDATA[Calling talented teens for Pleasanton Open Mic Night]]> Teens are invited to sign up to showcase their talents at the Teen Open Mic Night taking place from 7-9 p.m. March 8 at Inklings Coffee & Tea, 530 Main St.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Newsom downgrades Brown's pet projects]]> When Gavin Newsom was running for governor last year, he adopted "courage for a change" as his slogan.]]> <![CDATA[News Digest: State of the City on Tuesday, Teen job fair & Ragin' Cajun]]> Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne is set to deliver his State of the City address during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Pleasanton at the Club.]]> <![CDATA[Around Pleasanton: Plan a party, help a charity]]> Tri-Valley-based Party In-Kindness (PIK) is changing the way groups can raise money for worthy charities by making it easy, fun and meaningful for donors.]]> <![CDATA[Pictures for People: The art of really seeing someone]]> Using these talents, Thompson has embarked on Pictures for People, a project to get to know folks on the streets, capture their spirit in personal portraits, then sell the paintings to help provide them with services.]]> <![CDATA[Teen mental health, social media link explored in upcoming education series]]> Outside influences like school, cellphones and social media are common burdens of modern adolescence. Tri-Valley parents can learn helpful tips for spotting and addressing these stressors in their children at an upcoming free event called "Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids."]]> <![CDATA[Council postpones Chabad Center appeals hearing after both sides request delay]]> In a session dominated by discourse on far-reaching topics like plastic pollution, climate change and state housing legislation, perhaps the most noticeable takeaway from the Pleasanton City Council meeting was the neighborhood dispute that wasn't discussed.]]> <![CDATA[Amador Valley High principal takes leave of absence]]> First-year Amador Valley High School principal Alberto Solorzano was granted a leave of absence for personal reasons on Wednesday, according to Pleasanton Unified School District officials.]]> <![CDATA[2018 Alameda County Fair takes home industry awards]]> Last year's Alameda County Fair recently earned more than 40 regional and international awards for innovation and excellence in competitions, agriculture and marketing during the annual summer showcase at the Pleasanton fairgrounds.]]> <![CDATA[History comes alive at Fairlands 'African-American Living Museum']]> The “African American Living Museum” at Fairlands Elementary last week highlighted some of the United States' most important African-American figures in U.S. history, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman. ]]> <![CDATA[Frolicking fundraiser for Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council]]> The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council is presenting Royal Jelly Jive at 8 p.m. March 1 at the Firehouse Arts Center to raise money for art in the schools, a departure from classical music fundraising concerts in the past.]]>