If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2022 <![CDATA[Fourth of July celebration in Pleasanton]]> Downtown Pleasanton will see a familiar sight this Monday afternoon: red, white and blue filling Lions Wayside Park. The community's Fourth of July festivities are back for 2022 -- on the holiday from 12-1:30 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[News Digest: No swimming at Del Valle, Shadow Cliffs | Canyon Fire on Ridge stays 95% contained | Microbusiness grants from Chabot-Las Positas]]> Those hoping to get in a little swimming in a public natural setting this Fourth of July weekend will have to look outside of the Tri-Valley, as both East Bay Regional Park District-operated locations are closed to swimmers...]]> <![CDATA[Livermore downtown hotel plans receive green light from city]]> The boutique-style wine country hotel planned for downtown Livermore is coming to fruition with the city's recent approval of revised site plans proposed by Davis-based hoteliers Presidio Companies.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley innovation: Monitoring impacts on multiple organs]]> Dougherty Valley High School's Gatik Trivedi, during the early months of the pandemic, saw the death toll rising and people were losing loved ones. He wanted to do something about it...]]> <![CDATA[Livermore school board appoints Van Schaack as next superintendent]]> The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District named deputy superintendent Chris Van Schaack the new superintendent of schools this week.]]> <![CDATA['Safe and Sane' fireworks back on sale in Dublin]]> 'Safe and Sane' fireworks are once again available for purchase from approved nonprofits in the city of Dublin ahead of Independence Day celebrations. Dublin remains the only Tri-Valley city to authorize individual fireworks...]]> <![CDATA[Culinary adventures at the Alameda County Fair]]> On the first $2 Fair Food Bites afternoon last week, accompanied by a heat wave and lots of water, culinary writer Deborah Grossman discovered interesting food at new booths and classic offerings presented in new ways...]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton council reallocates reserve money to skate park project]]> The Pleasanton City Council approved the 2022-23 midterm budget and capital improvement program during last week's meeting, which included a plan to move $1 million from the rainy day reserve funds to the skate park project.]]> <![CDATA[Administrative turnover comes into view at Pleasanton Unified]]> The Pleasanton Unified School District is undergoing several changes in its upper administration at the district office before the new school year starts. ]]> <![CDATA[Celebrate Community Family Day in downtown Pleasanton on Saturday]]> The Museum on Main is partnering with the Pleasanton Military Families organization for their annual Celebrate Community Family Day, set for this Saturday (July 2) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the downtown museum's front lawn.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore-Pleasanton firefighters' new labor agreement on verge of passing]]> After almost a year of negotiations, an updated labor contract between the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the local firefighters union is poised to be officially approved next month.]]> <![CDATA[Let's make a deal: What to know about the California budget]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders agree to a record budget that includes another round of tax rebates. Here are other highlights of the agreement, including spending for abortion access, public schools and small businesses.]]> <![CDATA[Two teens arrested at end of hour-plus freeway chase following armed carjacking in Livermore]]> Two Merced teenagers were taken into custody last week after allegedly leading CHP officers on a high-speed chase up and down multiple freeways in a minivan carjacked at gunpoint in Livermore more than an hour earlier.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Foothill bids farewell to longtime athletic trainer Jacobs]]> When you decide to leave the school athletic program that has become more of a family experience, it makes it that much tougher. Such is the case of trainer Elicia Jacobs, who is departing Foothill as her family is moving to Colorado. ]]> <![CDATA[Police: Exchange of gunfire in Pleasanton after car break-in]]> Pleasanton police are investigating after an exchange of gunfire during an apparent auto theft attempt in the Canyon Meadows neighborhood just before dawn Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Chevron selling HQ, moving to new San Ramon site; employees given option to relocate to Texas]]> Chevron, perhaps San Ramon's most well-known corporate resident, plans to sell its headquarters plaza off Bollinger Canyon Road and move to a new leased space in the city while allowing some local employees to relocate to Houston.]]> <![CDATA[Fourth of July fireworks show returning to Livermore]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Want to run for office in Pleasanton? City workshop to lay out required steps]]> The Pleasanton City Clerk's Office is hosting a pre-nomination orientation this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Pleasanton Public Library for prospective candidates considering a bid for city elected office in the general election.]]> <![CDATA[New PUSD student trustee aims to improve transparency between district, youth]]> Incoming Foothill senior Annabelle Kim is preparing for her role as the second Pleasanton Unified student trustee, a position that she said hope to use to enact changes that would benefit students and the community.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County health officials end mask mandate]]> People in Alameda County could again choose not to wear a mask in most indoor settings starting on Saturday, health officials announced in a news release three weeks after they reinstated the mask mandate amid a COVID-19 surge in June.]]> <![CDATA[Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights]]> The Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the U.S., sending authority back to the states. In reaction, Gov. Newsom signed Bauer-Kahan's protection bill on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Amador Valley High principal Butterfield stepping down for district-level position]]> Joshua Butterfield is resigning from his position as Amador Valley High School principal to take on the role of director of secondary education for the Pleasanton Unified School District next month.]]> <![CDATA[Readers' Choice 2022: Here are the winners!]]> Our readers have spoken, the ballots have been counted and now we're ready to reveal the winners of the 2022 Readers' Choice contest -- another must-see special section spotlighting the best of the best in Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Crews gaining control of Pleasanton Ridge fire; evacuations lifted]]> Evacuation orders were canceled, allowing residents to return home, as firefighters began to gain control of the wildland fire on Pleasanton Ridge on Thursday evening. Meanwhile crews were also battling a larger fire outside Livermore.]]> <![CDATA[Local agencies react after state bans watering of non-residential, non-functional turf]]> Tri-Valley water agencies recommend non-residential property owners convert to smarter lawns and low-water landscaping, following the California State Water Resources Control Board's new emergency water conservation regulation.]]>