If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2022 <![CDATA[Passenger killed in head-on crash on Thanksgiving Day]]> A passenger died on Thanksgiving afternoon after the driver of the car allegedly tried to pass slower traffic but crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle in unincorporated Tri-Valley.]]> <![CDATA[State grants money to local agencies, including Pleasanton PD, to crack down on illegal tobacco sales to minors]]> Cities, counties, school districts and law enforcement agencies across the state, including Pleasanton PD, will soon receive their share of millions of dollars in state funding to crack down on the illegal sale of tobacco to minors.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Happenings 2022]]> The winter holiday season is officially upon us. Here's our review of the events calendar in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville now through New Year's weekend...]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: Pleasanton's new city manager making his mark]]> Beaudin just received unanimous support from the City Council (who admittedly tread carefully that night) to revamp the city's longstanding process for identifying and prioritizing public projects, programs and policies initiatives.]]> <![CDATA[Measure P comfortably surpasses threshold to pass in Livermore]]> Measure P, the South Livermore Sewer Extension Project, has received Livermore voters' stamp of approval to move forward, sitting at 66.59% (21,081) Yes votes in the Nov. 8 general election.]]> <![CDATA[DUSD incumbents Cherrier, Kuo secure new terms]]> The two contested seats for the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees, areas 3 and 5, are among the elections with confirmed outcomes, as incumbents William Kuo and Dan Cherrier each won by a comfortable 2:1 margin.]]> <![CDATA[News Digest: Small Business Saturday | Catalytic converter 'Etch and Catch' event | Val Vista Park survey]]> The Tri-Valley community is gearing up for Small Business Saturday this weekend, when residents are encouraged to shop, dine and visit locally on the day after Black Friday. See that and more in our News Digest...]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County's Measure D passes easily]]> Voters across Alameda County have overwhelmingly supported the changes to agricultural and open space land-use policy for unincorporated areas, including the Livermore Valley, proposed under Measure D.]]> <![CDATA[Nearly $300M in relief funding needed to balance BART budget, officials say]]> BART finished the 2021-22 fiscal year with a balanced budget due in large part to federal relief funding and more sales tax revenue than expected, budget officials with the transit agency said last week.]]> <![CDATA[Castlewood members celebrate clubhouse reopening]]> Hundreds of members of The Club at Castlewood flocked to the hillside venue to celebrate the reopening of its clubhouse earlier this month. Judging by the wide smiles at the evening reopening event, they were delighted with the result.]]> <![CDATA[Amador admin Walker elected to PUSD Trustee Area 2 seat]]> Laurie Walker had finished Election Night leading in votes for Pleasanton Unified School District's Area 2 position on the Board of Trustees -- and now that the vast majority of the ballots have been counted, she has secured the seat.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Lots to be thankful for this year]]> Thanksgiving can be so much in so many ways to different people. I like to take time each year to give thanks for my family and the things around me in my daily life and jobs. This year, the list is longer and for that I am thankful.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin: Union alleges district policy 'suppressing' teacher voices]]> Educators employed within the Dublin Unified School District spoke out at a recent school board meeting against a district policy they see as 'suppressing' teachers' voices.]]> <![CDATA[Police: Man dies in apparent self-defense shooting in Dublin]]> Dublin police confirmed on Tuesday that a man died from gunshot injuries apparently fired in self defense amid a domestic dispute that turned violent at an apartment complex two days earlier.]]> <![CDATA[PUSD's Measure I clinches victory with better than 57% of the vote]]> After nearly two weeks of counting eligible vote-by-mail ballots, Pleasanton Unified School District's $395 million Measure I came from behind and was able to receive more than the 55% of votes needed to pass.]]> <![CDATA[Zone 7 adopts 5.5% annual water rate increases through 2026]]> Pleasanton is set to see a 5.5% rise in the annual rates for wholesale water services from the Zone 7 Water Agency for each of the next four years after its Board of Directors voted 5-2 to approve the price increase last week.]]> <![CDATA[Green Friday celebrations being held across East Bay parks]]> On the heels of Thanksgiving, many East Bay residents will be heading outdoors to take part in an emerging initiative to promote recreational activity and environmental awareness on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin: CHP honors fallen colleague on 15th anniversary of his death on duty]]> Officers with the California Highway Patrol in the Tri-Valley gathered last week to recognize a solemn anniversary alongside surviving family members of one of their own who died on duty 15 years ago.]]> <![CDATA[Marchand wins election in Livermore, back for second stint as mayor]]> After nine days of uncertainty since Election Night, John Marchand has declared victory as Livermore's mayor-elect. Marchand will lead the city as mayor for the second time, having served in the position previously from 2011-20.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin voters choose Josey, Qaadri for two at-large City Council seats]]> Dublin Vice Mayor Jean Josey and Planning Commission alternate member Kashef Qaadri have secured the first and second seats for the City Council, beating out former planning commissioner Lynna Do in the general election.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton council OKs quick-build bike lane project on segment of West Las Positas Boulevard]]> The Pleasanton City Council unanimously approved a quick-build pilot project last week that will create a protected bike lane on West Las Positas Boulevard between Hopyard Road and Hacienda Drive.]]> <![CDATA[Flu, COVID, RSV transmission increasing 'in every category' in state]]> Transmission of the flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus is increasing statewide simultaneously and could lead to overwhelmed hospitals this winter, one of the state's top health officials said last week.]]> <![CDATA[DA declines to file charges against driver in death of Alameda County supervisor]]> Criminal charges will not be filed against the driver of the vehicle that hit and killed Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan nearly one year ago, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Police: Car tied to Livermore sideshow impounded in Los Angeles area]]> The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department last weekend impounded a car that was allegedly involved in a sideshow in Livermore in October.]]> <![CDATA[Around the Valley: Influencing elections]]> A close look at San Ramon's 2022 candidate campaign finance filings set off alarm bells for me. It appears special interests and outside money are creeping in to influence local elections while drowning out the voice of the residents.]]> <![CDATA[2022 Holiday Fund now underway]]> This week marks the start of the 21st annual Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund, when our news organization asks the community to consider donating to support eight Tri-Valley nonprofit beneficiaries this holiday season.]]> <![CDATA[Turkey Burn revels in expressions of thanks]]> Since premiering at Pleasanton's Ken Mercer Sports Park in 2015, the Tri-Valley Turkey Burn Family Fun Run has played multiple roles for its participants, its Rotary club organizer and the region as a whole.]]> <![CDATA[Foothill: Black Student Union members voice concerns about SRO program]]> Black Student Union members at Foothill High School told the Weekly recently that they felt like the Pleasanton school district had ghosted them after listening to student concerns about armed school resource officers.]]> <![CDATA[Price overtakes Wiley in latest district attorney election update]]> Civil rights attorney Pamela Price took her first lead in the Alameda County district attorney race after previously trailing behind her opponent, longtime county prosecutor Terry Wiley, according to Tuesday's updated election results.]]>