If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 <![CDATA[Assembly election: Incumbent Baker's lead down to 159 votes]]> Democrat challenger Rebecca Bauer-Kahan continues to close the gap on Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker in the race to represent Pleasanton and the rest of State Assembly District 16, with the incumbent's lead narrowed to 159 votes as of the latest update Thursday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday happenings: Entertainment and celebrations abound in Tri-Valley]]> Whatever that means for you, be it warm food with family, treks to snowier regions or hours of feel-good Hallmark movies, there are many opportunities to celebrate right here. From Santa meet-and-greets to holiday parades and concerts to donation drives, check out what's happening in Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: Alameda County closes all public schools Friday due to air quality]]> As air quality issues continue to persist around the Bay Area, the Alameda County Office of Education has decided that all county schools and district offices, including in Pleasanton, will be closed on Friday ahead of the Thanksgiving week break. ]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: New chamber alliance will benefit entire region]]> The Tri-Valley is unique in that the five communities that comprise the region actually work together. Where oftentimes cities compete with their neighbors for resources and designations, Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville partner to tackle issues that affect the region. ]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Hero: Cricket for Cubs, bringing community together with sport]]> Since humble beginnings three years ago with an inaugural youth tournament with 36 players, the Dublin-based nonprofit organization has expanded its reach to more than 300 kids competing on Tri-Valley cricket teams and over 4,000 other students introduced to the sport through its PE or after-school lessons in nearly two-dozen schools in Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon.]]> <![CDATA[Golf marathon raises money for Hope Hospice]]> The golfers each played 100 holes that day at Castlewood Country Club's Valley Course as part of the annual Hope 100 Golf Marathon, a fundraiser for local nonprofit Hope Hospice that is designed as a strenuous outing to symbolize the challenges patients and families face at the end of life. ]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: Haubert, Josey elected in Dublin; second council seat still too close to call]]> While Mayor David Haubert won re-election comfortably and the two incumbents in the Dublin Unified school board race will serve another term, the City Council has two new representatives -- as was expected.]]> <![CDATA[School board approves salary increases for teachers union]]> The Pleasanton Unified school board unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Pleasanton Teachers for the 2018-19 fiscal year.]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: Newcomer Munro, incumbents Marchand, Woerner win Livermore city elections]]> Voters in Livermore cast ballots in favor of four long-familiar faces and two new candidates, as well as soundly defeated a union-backed initiative that would have seen the city charged with making sure health care costs did not exceed a new price limit. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford-ValleyCare recognized for patient safety]]> In recognition of its safety and care practices, Pleasanton's Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare has received an "A" rating from The Leapfrog Group -- a national nonprofit dedicated to improving health care quality -- in its Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade Report.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Remembering Jeff May, a pioneer for Pleasanton Lacrosse]]> I was jolted this past weekend, learning of the death of Jeff May of Pleasanton, a youth sports coach in this town and someone that helped shape many a young man through athletics.]]> <![CDATA[Community rallies to support Pleasanton PD officer battling cancer]]> The community is joining together to provide support for Pleasanton police Officer Kyle Henricksen, who is undergoing treatment to fight an aggressive form of cancer.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: Incumbent Narum, challenger Testa win City Council seats]]> Incumbent Kathy Narum finished well ahead in her bid for re-election to the Pleasanton City Council while slow-growth candidate Julie Testa earned the second available council seat at the end of Election Night.]]>