If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 <![CDATA[Valley Humane Society and Kent Winery team up to sell 'the bottle that benefits']]> A wine "bottle that benefits" the Valley Humane Society just hit shelves recently at eight Costco locations in Northern California. The animal-support nonprofit has also extended its "Feline Freedom Days" promotion through July 31.]]> <![CDATA[Giving back: Books for Camp Fire survivors]]> When Melissa Gianotti saw her friends in Paradise lose everything in the Camp Fire last November, it started her thinking.]]> <![CDATA[News Digest: Fundraising BBQ for ill city employees, Rogers headed to 'Ninja' nationals, I-580 overnight closure]]> Two city unions are joining to put on a "Bingo, Bourbon & BBQ" fundraiser next month to benefit two city of Pleasanton employees battling rare cancers.]]> <![CDATA[Former Livermore mayoral candidate charged with threatening judge]]> A former Livermore mayoral candidate has been jailed after being charged last week with allegedly threatening to burn down the home of a Contra Costa County Superior Court judge. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton community development director leaving for city of Alameda position]]> Gerry Beaudin, the city of Pleasanton's community development director for the past four years, is stepping down to take a promotion as assistant city manager in Alameda.]]> <![CDATA[What's next for Castlewood?]]> Castlewood Country Club members established they wanted the iconic club to remain independent into the future. Now selected members and Board of Directors are carefully working to develop the plan for remodeling the vintage clubhouse.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Another successful County Fair in Pleasanton]]> We said a fond farewell to the 2019 Alameda County Fair earlier this month, with the 107th year seeing a spike in attendance, new cultural events and increased consumption of classic fair food.]]> <![CDATA[Local congressman again pushes bill inspired by Kate Steinle's death]]> U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier has reintroduced proposed legislation aimed at stopping law enforcement firearms from getting into the wrong hands, inspired in part by the shooting death of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Library eliminates daily fines for overdue materials]]> The Pleasanton Public Library has eliminated daily fines for overdue items, with the City Council approving the shift to a model that city officials hope will focus more on materials recovery and positive interactions with users.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin: Swim instructor arrested in child pornography investigation]]> A young man who worked as a swim instructor at The Wave in Dublin was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography, authorities said on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Foothill field renovations cutting it close for football season]]> The Foothill High School football program, which has been fighting an uphill battle with participation numbers in recent years, now faces a big battle with dates.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley native among victims in string of off-roading deaths at Oceano Dunes]]> A man who grew up in the Tri-Valley died in an ATV collision last month at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, a state-operated facility near Pismo Beach that has now seen six deaths in off-roading crashes since April.]]>