PleasantonWeekly.com https://www.pleasantonweekly.com If it is local and useful, it is on PleasantonWeekly.com. en-us Copyright 2020 PleasantonWeekly.com PleasantonWeekly.com https://PleasantonWeekly.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[PUSD set to finalize distance learning plan]]> Pleasanton Unified School District officials will take a closer look at their state-mandated Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) and hear an update on school opening at the Board of Trustees online meeting Thursday night, starting 7 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County supervisors set cap on fees for food-delivery services]]> Alameda County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed a temporary ordinance that caps the fees charged to restaurants by food-delivery services such as Uber Eats and Grubhub.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: City recruiting for commission, committee volunteers]]> Pleasanton city officials are searching for residents interested in volunteering on one of handful of city commissions or advisory boards.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton school board candidates debate]]> The candidates vying for PUSD Board of Trustees detailed their plans for leading local schools through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, managing district finances and addressing other relevant issues during an online forum Monday.]]> <![CDATA[12-year-old killed in crash on I-580 in Livermore]]> A boy that died in a collision Monday in Livermore was identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as Carlos Alberto Garcia of Manteca in San Joaquin County.]]> <![CDATA[PLAY Foundation donates to local schools]]> The Promoting Leadership in Aspiring Youth (PLAY) Foundation Tri-Valley, which creates an environment for students to help other students and local nonprofits, raised $7,500 through its annual fundraising campaign.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore: East Bay Parks reopening Del Valle Regional Park]]> After closing a number of its locations and services due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the East Bay Regional Parks District has announced that it will be reopening some facilities, including Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore.]]> <![CDATA[DUSD board candidates debate future of Dublin schools at Weekly forum]]> Candidates in the running for the Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) Board of Trustees participated in an online forum last week to share their views about issues impacting Dublin schools.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton council majority passes on mask enforcement discussion]]> Another attempt to formally agendize face mask enforcement amid the COVID-19 pandemic as a future council action item fell short at last week's Pleasanton City Council meeting.]]> <![CDATA[COVID-19: Alameda County upgraded to red tier under state blueprint]]> Alameda County advanced out of the purple tier and into the red tier in the state's COVID-19 blueprint on Tuesday, but county health officials said no new reopenings will occur yet. ]]> <![CDATA[State stops accepting unemployment claims for 2 weeks to address backlog]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state Economic Development Department will stop accepting new unemployment insurance applications for two weeks to determine how to reduce the state's vast backlog of claims. ]]> <![CDATA['Paint Pleasanton 2020' to exhibit online]]> "Paint Pleasanton," the annual art happening when the entire city becomes an art studio, will take place Sept. 21-27, but this year works created earlier may be entered into the show.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County launches new age-friendly website for seniors]]> Seniors in Alameda County can find local services, resources and information to stay engaged and active in their communities through the newly launched "Age-Friendly County" website.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Former Athenian School teacher charged with sexual assault of a minor]]> A former teacher and track coach at the Athenian School in Danville has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting an unidentified girl nearly seven years ago, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.]]> <![CDATA[PUSD, city holding annual joint meeting on Tuesday night]]> For the first time, the Pleasanton City Council and Pleasanton Unified School District trustees will hold their annual joint meeting virtually, starting Tuesday night at 6 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley educators named 2020 Teacher of the Year]]> Three Tri-Valley educators were recently recognized by the Alameda County Office of Education as the 2020 Teachers of the Year in their respective school districts.]]> <![CDATA[Looking back at first day of school in Livermore]]> Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District students and teachers started their new school year under remote learning conditions in the final week of August. District officials shared a variety of photos from opening week...]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton's regional housing allocation may double in next cycle]]> The numbers aren't finalized yet, but Pleasanton may need to plan for about 4,800 housing units over the next decade and a half -- a 2.3-fold increase from previous estimates -- according to city staff.]]> <![CDATA[Wine trolleys to run again in Livermore after 6-month shutdown]]> Livermore's wine trolleys will again hit the streets starting in early October after being parked for six months, the owner of Livermore Wine Trolley said Thursday. ]]> <![CDATA[California ballot measure to lift ban on affirmative action widely opposed by surveyed voters]]> A survey by the Public Policy Institute of California of likely voters found that 31% of voters said they would vote for Proposition 16 while 47% said they oppose the measure and 22% have not decided.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore city candidate forum set for Tuesday evening]]> The two candidates for mayor of Livermore and both candidates for Livermore City Council District 3 are scheduled to participate in an online forum from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 22).]]> <![CDATA[Pandemic melody]]> A conversation with saxophonist Solomon Alber is like listening to jazz. He riffs on various topics but always returns to the main theme -- how he and other musicians are handling the pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Planning Commission alternate Dawn Plants seeks spot on Dublin City Council]]> With roots in Dublin stretching back 40 years, longtime local Dawn Plants said she's running in the Nov. 3 Dublin City Council election to ensure the community comes first in planning its future.]]> <![CDATA[Local Rotary clubs support COVID-19 response]]> Area 4 Rotary clubs have worked together to obtain a $96,850 Rotary International Global Grant to assist the community health care response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Alameda County.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Military Families preparing for pack-out]]> Pleasanton Military Families volunteers were out at the downtown farmers' market last weekend raising funds for the nonprofit's November care package pack-out benefiting military personnel abroad.]]> <![CDATA[News Digest: Elementary waiver update, Livermore small business grants & Foothill alum advances in international video contest]]> The deadline for local school districts to apply for a waiver from the Alameda County Public Health Department to allow some elementary level students (TK-6) to return, and Pleasanton Unified School District is weighing its options.]]> <![CDATA[Celebrating Dublin Pride Week (for next five weeks)]]> Dublin Pride Week, the city's annual weeklong series of events promoting volunteerism and environmental awareness, is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus the event will run for five weeks, kicking off Saturday...]]> <![CDATA[Meet the Pleasanton city candidates]]> Pleasanton has one of the largest and most diverse fields of candidates in city history for a 2020 general election that will usher in a sea change for the City Council dais.]]> <![CDATA[Sherry Hu wants to bring 'pragmatic' solutions to Dublin City Council]]> Dublin City Council candidate Sherry Hu wants to make her community "grow smart and sustainable" by approaching issues with a "pragmatic" mindset, should she win one of two open council seats in the Nov. 3 general election.]]> <![CDATA[DUSD Trustee Catherine Kuo running unopposed on Area 3 ballot]]> First-year incumbent Catherine Kuo is running uncontested in the Nov. 3 general election for Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees. ]]> <![CDATA[Election spotlight: Livermore Area Recreation and Park District]]> The LARPD board has two seats up for grabs come Nov. 3 for the five-member elected board that serves as the legislative body that governs the parks district, instituting policy and providing overall guidance to the district staff.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: City deploying robot cleaners in its facilities]]> The city of Pleasanton is introducing a new line of defense and protection for its facilities in the fight against COVID-19 -- robot cleaners.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Two healthy recipes to try]]> Christina Gray, Pleasanton photographer, author and real estate professional, also has made it her mission in life to develop healthy recipes and share them with others...]]> <![CDATA[Nine candidates strive to separate themselves in crowded Dublin City Council contest]]> The nine candidates for Dublin City Council sounded off during an online forum hosted by the Pleasanton Weekly last week, where each individual attempted to distinguish themselves amid a crowded field of competitors.]]> <![CDATA[Former planning commissioner Samir Qureshi makes a run for Dublin City Council]]> Former Dublin planning commissioner Samir Qureshi said he is campaigning for one of two open City Council seats in the Nov. 3 general election "because it goes back to my passion for giving back."]]> <![CDATA[Gabi Blackman looking to win full term as Dublin schools trustee]]> Following an "exciting" first year-plus on the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees, Gabi Blackman told the Weekly she's ready to do even more if she retains her Trustee Area 4 seat in the Nov. 3 general election.]]> <![CDATA[LAVTA wins industry award as best in North America]]> The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority recently beat numerous bus and rail systems around the U.S. and Canada to win the 2020 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award. ]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Sunflower Hill releases face mask awareness video]]> Sunflower Hill released an educational video last month expressing the importance of wearing a mask for adults with developmental disabilities. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Reflecting on 9/11 and that first football game back at Monte Vista]]> Last week was the 19th anniversary of 9/11, and every year the memories of the terrorist attacks on the United States tear me apart inside.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: Beth Emek taking to Zoom for High Holy Days]]> Jews at Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton will be meeting online for the holiest days on the Jewish calendar, Rabbi Dr. Laurence Elis Milder has announced. "We may be praying in a Zoom room, but it won't be 'virtual' prayer."]]> <![CDATA[Livermore: Realtor group raises funds for online learning]]> The Real Estate Alliance of Livermore has once again launched its fundraising event to support schools in Livermore, with this year's online event geared toward providing local students with access to a laptop and the internet.]]> <![CDATA[Secretary of State Padilla talks voting access, safety in November election]]> California Secretary of State Alex Padilla spoke to reporters last week about voting access and safety this year during the pandemic. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: Kelly-Moore Paints settles illegal dumping case for $1.43M, new protocols]]> A judge ordered Kelly-Moore Paint Company to pay $1.43 million and institute new protocols within its operations as part of a settlement in a civil enforcement case stemming from illegal hazardous waste dumping at Tri-Valley stores.]]> <![CDATA[Camper trailer crash snarls I-680 traffic]]> A pickup truck towing a camper trailer crashed on Interstate 680 between Danville and Alamo late Monday morning, hurling debris onto both sides of the freeway and snarling traffic into the evening commute.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin mayoral candidates discuss critical local issues during Weekly forum]]> Candidates competing for the Dublin mayoral seat squared off in an online forum last Thursday, debating the finer points of civic governance and discussing the most pressing issues facing their community.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton council to review local housing obligations]]> An update on progress to meet Pleasanton's housing obligations and considerations for planning will be heard at the Pleasanton City Council's meeting on Tuesday night, starting 7 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area air quality to remain unhealthy through most of the week]]> Air quality in the Bay Area is expected to remain unhealthy through most of this week due to smoke from wildfires along the West Coast, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Take a break from stress and anxiety]]> The Pleasanton Public Library has become a beacon of caring and sharing during the pandemic, as patrons old and new turn to it for information, education and pure escapism.]]> <![CDATA[New officers join Pleasanton PD]]> The Pleasanton Police Department recently welcomed two new officers to its force, both transferring to Pleasanton from other California departments. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton council mulls options to treat PFAS water contaminants]]> The Pleasanton City Council made headway on plans to repair a contaminated groundwater well and meet -- if not exceed -- future water quality standards earlier this month. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton native Tom Turpel pursuing mayor's seat in November election]]> Longtime Pleasanton resident Tom Turpel is looking to give more representation to the average person's voice in the city government through his bid for mayor of Pleasanton on the November ballot.]]> <![CDATA[Attorney, Amador alum Jarod Buna seeking spot on Pleasanton City Council]]> Aiming to bring an attorney's perspective to the dais, Pleasanton resident Jarod Buna hopes to help his hometown progress into the future as a member of the City Council if he wins election this fall.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin school board candidate forum set for Thursday]]> Candidates in the contested races for Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees are participating in an online forum this Thursday evening (Sept. 17), moderated by the Pleasanton Weekly]]> <![CDATA[Livermore native Pete Patterson running for City Council District 3]]> Campaigning for Livermore City Council District 3, resident Pete Patterson was inspired to run for public office for the first time to help his hometown continue to thrive and improve into the future.]]> <![CDATA[Housing Commissioner Zarina Kiziloglu running for Pleasanton City Council]]> Pleasanton Housing Commissioner Zarina Kiziloglu is putting the cornerstone of her commission work at the forefront of her campaign for City Council this fall. ]]> <![CDATA[BART resumes service to all stations after systemwide shutdown]]> BART service, out of operation since opening time at 8 a.m. Sunday, has been restored systemwide, the agency said shortly before 12:30 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Man formally charged with murder in shooting death of girlfriend in rural Livermore]]> A man was arraigned Wednesday on charges for allegedly killing his girlfriend at a ranch property in rural Livermore last weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Anxiety is challenging many kids during pandemic]]> Sheltering in place and remote learning are new ways of life for many Tri-Valley residents, and local mental health experts have recently stepped up to help parents and children understand the risks of long-term isolation during COVID.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton USD could seek waiver to reopen for elementary students]]> A new "window of opportunity" recently opened that could allow Pleasanton USD to take the first step towards reopening some sites for elementary students while still under the state's most restricted phase of sheltering.]]>