Process works -- let's move forward and move on
Economic Vitality Committee set for (second) meeting on JDEDZ proposal
September 28, 2017 |
Given direction by the council on a few policy questions, city staff can move forward on a process that will take us through the end of the year and really get the project moving.
Seeking Tri-Valley's everyday heroes
Nominations in eight award categories due Sept. 18
September 3, 2017 |
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A hero is not defined by money or celebrity but by commitment to bettering the world and being a blessing to others.
Stop commemorating the Confederacy
In support of Sen. Glazer's call for removing symbols from public spaces
August 24, 2017 |
In the wake of the hate-fueled white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Va., our local State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) is renewing Senate Joint Resolution 15, which he originally presented last year calling on the U.S. Congress and the president to remove symbols honoring Confederate political and military leaders from federal public buildings and parks.
We're encouraged to hear that Nelly's taco truck owner Nelly Ramirez and representatives of Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery are working on a possible agreement that will allow both businesses to continue to thrive.
July 27, 2017 |
Fair attracts nearly half-a-million to Pleasanton
Races, concerts, carnival rides, contests and corn dogs among biggest draws
July 20, 2017 |
Despite an opening week with record-high temperatures, the Alameda County Fair closed out its extended 20-day run July 9 with total attendance of 463,783, a five-year high though still short of the record-setting 534,577 who squeezed through the gates in 2012.
Wireless facility bill will circumvent local control
Thank you, Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), for being the lone No vote on Senate Bill 649, which, in essence, usurps local government control of public right-of-ways and restricts their ability to collect rent for putting cell towers on public property.
July 6, 2017 |
County fair, a Pleasanton tradition
Spotlight shines on Pleasanton fairgrounds for 20-day run
June 15, 2017 |
The Alameda County Fair opens Friday for an extended 20-day run. That's good news for the hundreds of thousands of fair-goers and horse-racing fans expected to be here this year and for Pleasanton businesses and nonprofits and even city taxpayers who benefit from this annual event.
Voters want a Costco, so let's move forward
City still negotiating with developers on cost-sharing for infrastructure improvements; council hearing no earlier than July
June 1, 2017 |
We are at a critical juncture with regard to the future of the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone (EDZ) on Pleasanton's northwest side.
PUSD should reveal superintendent finalist before appointment
Earlier public vetting of top candidate would promote transparency, rebuild trust
May 25, 2017 |
The school board was expected to select its top choice for the new superintendent this week -- PUSD's fifth leader since June 2015 -- after private interviews last week and closed-session discussions Monday and Tuesday. A visit to the candidate's current district and successful contract negotiations were still to come.
Cheers for new Valley Trails housing, park plans
Project heads to City Council for approval Tuesday night
April 27, 2017 |
Members of the Pleasanton Planning Commission spent the first few minutes of their meeting earlier this month voicing approval of a multimillion-dollar 36-home development planned in the Valley Trails community, before then carrying on for the next four hours over plans by the developer to also build a public restroom in the neighboring Valley Trails Community Park free-of-charge.
PUSD must shine a little light, start rebuilding trust
Residents deserve to know more about why superintendent Rubino was fired
March 23, 2017 |
Ironically, Sunshine Week 2017 ended in Pleasanton last Friday with the school district seemingly doing its utmost to keep the public in the dark about the sudden and unexplained Jan. 6 firing of Rick Rubino, its superintendent of just over six months.
For he's a jolly good fellow ...
And we wouldn't be the same without him
March 2, 2017 |
Oftentimes the people who work behind the scenes at these nonprofits do so without fanfare. So it is with the man who has worked behind the scenes of the Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund for 16 campaigns -- until last week, when he was finally and formally thanked for being the driving force behind the Fund and behind the Pleasanton Weekly.
Having county fairgrounds here is good for Pleasanton
2016 Alameda County Fair wins top industry awards
February 9, 2017 |
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We are fortunate to have the Alameda County Fairgrounds right here in Pleasanton. There is something happening almost every week, from festivals and haunted houses, to Goodguys car shows and Scottish Games. These events bring in visitors from all over the state and country, not to mention the money these visitors spend while here.
Pressing for answers, media comes under attack
The news media is under attack, on a national and local level. The Trump administration declared war on the press less than 48 hours after the inauguration, and the Pleasanton Weekly was also attacked last week, but in a more subtle manner
January 27, 2017 |
Hats off to citizen (turned) journalist
Local news coverage is imperative to the health of a community. When the number of journalists locally and nationally was dwindling, San Ramon resident Rosalind "Roz" Rogoff saw this dearth of local news coverage and did something many couldn't -- or wouldn't.
January 6, 2017 |
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