Embracing the risk of 'be careful what you wish for,' we call on our Tri-Valley readers to submit those Letters to the Editor. Advancing productive, civil discourse demands it.March 11, 2021 | No comments yet
We are grateful beyond words to report that readers stepped up to the challenge and raised $88,215.84 for the 2020-21 Holiday Fund campaign -- surpassing last year's total by more than $12,000.February 25, 2021 | No comments yet
Thank you for supporting our safety-net service providers
January 14, 2021 |
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Even with many people facing strained financial circumstances because of the pandemic, our readers stepped up their giving to the Pleasanton Weekly's annual Holiday Fund.
At the onset of this health crisis, we were humbled and grateful when hundreds of readers stepped up to help us by becoming subscribing members ... That lifted our spirits and words cannot express how thankful we are.December 30, 2020 | No comments yet
This holiday season like no other in our history. So many of our neighbors are experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, health concerns and loss, and it is heartbreaking.December 26, 2020 | No comments yet
At the local level in the Tri-Valley, the 2020 election results certified at the beginning of this month brought a unique mix of change and continuity, depending on where (and how) you look ...December 17, 2020 | 7 comments
Kind words and a bit of encouragement go a long way in these extremely difficult times. Let's remember that as these newly elected or re-elected officials step up to lead. And be good to one another.November 5, 2020 | 11 comments
To effectively guide the district through an important and difficult period amid the pandemic and economic downturn, we urge Livermore voters to recognize the value of relevant experience and elect Jan Palajac and Stacey Swanson.October 14, 2020 | No comments yet
We view the attorney who finished first in March (with 41.18% of the vote at that time) as the best candidate to become the next Alameda County Superior Court judge, Elena Condes.October 14, 2020 | No comments yet
Legislative experience, actionable priorities and institutional knowledge are vital to address the challenges of 2021 and beyond. Vote to re-elect Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (Assembly), Steve Glazer (State Senate) and Eric Swalwell (Congress)October 15, 2020 | 16 comments
Pleasanton voters need to help elect a District 5 board representative focused on prudent fiscal decision-making while also committing to accomplish Tri-Valley priorities. That candidate is newcomer Mike Wallace.October 12, 2020 | No comments yet
This election offers some DUSD voters the chance to return true leadership stability and a unifying spirit to the Board of Trustees. Those candidates are Kristin Pelham in Area 1 and Michael Utsumi in Area 4.October 11, 2020 | No comments yet
Nov. 3 offers the opportunity for voters to welcome an influx of inspired new ideas and bring a necessary change in elected leadership to the LVJUSD board. Attributes embodied by newcomers Yanira Guzmán and Asa Strout.October 10, 2020 | No comments yet
Dublin City Council will experience a sea change after November with a new mayor and two new regular council members. To continue positive progress, vote Melissa Hernandez for mayor; Samir Qureshi and Michael McCorriston for council.October 8, 2020 | No comments yet
In other words, voters should take care in who they elect to this position. David Haubert is the best candidate to replace retiring Supervisor Scott Haggerty because he brings more governance experience and proven ability to lead.October 6, 2020 | 12 comments
Also: Support for unchallenged incumbent Carling on District 4 ballot
October 5, 2020 |
This makes the voters' choices this fall all the more critical. We believe Bob Woerner for mayor and Brittni Kiick for City Council District 3 are the right candidates to lead the city through the immediate crises and beyond.
It will take a well-rounded Board of Trustees with unique and fresh perspectives to guide Pleasanton Unified through the pandemic and beyond. Those representative voices are Steve Maher, Kelly Mokashi and Chong Wang.October 1, 2020 | 4 comments
Their effective leadership experience will prove paramount for city's tough road ahead
September 24, 2020 |
In our view, the candidates who best embody those vital characteristics and are the right community leaders for the terms ahead are Jerry Pentin for mayor, and Nancy Allen and Jack Balch for council.
Our editorial staff spends a considerable amount of time and resources helping Tri-Valley voters become that "educated citizenry." In addition to candidate profiles and other news coverage, we are hosting candidate forums this fall.August 27, 2020 | 4 comments
Beginning Saturday, participation will be limited to registered users until after election
July 28, 2020 |
Beginning Saturday, Aug. 1, participation in PleasantonWeekly.com's popular Town Square reader forum will be limited to those who register on the site with their name and email address.
As we've said before this time of year, contested elections are invaluable. They enhance the public discourse around vital local issues and better engage and educate the electorate.July 23, 2020 | 4 comments
Unfortunately, with the current board -- which can graciously be described as a dysfunctional train wreck -- it will be extraordinarily difficult to find someone able to lead DUSD into the future who is actually willing to take it on.July 2, 2020 | 23 comments
Council majority's idea for 'action plan' precursor discussion is untenable, so why even try it?
June 25, 2020 |
This precursor meeting some time in July, where the council will apparently try to limit public comment to only the draft action plan, seems unnecessary in concept and untenable in practice. Just start the full conversation now.
Why your support is needed, at this pivotal moment, to sustain local journalism
March 19, 2020 |
If readers who value journalism don't step up to support their local newspapers and their websites now, many will become additional victims of the coronavirus crisis.
Thank you to the more than 250 donors to the Pleasanton Weekly's 2019-20 Holiday Fund. Your generous contributions allowed us to provide a total of $64,878 to 10 deserving nonprofit beneficiaries.March 12, 2020 | No comments yet
Just be direct with the voters about the tax measure you want them to adopt. That's not what we've seen here. Vote No on Measure C.February 13, 2020 | 24 comments
Also: With runoffs certain, no final endorsement for state & federal legislative seats -- but leaning heavily toward 3 incumbents
February 12, 2020 |
Incumbent Supervisor Nate Miley is the clearcut best choice for Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 4, which includes Pleasanton and extends through communities to the west into parts of Oakland.
Support also for Smith McDonald, who earned 2-year term unopposed
February 6, 2020 |
We prefer the strong record of service and Zone 7 experience exhibited by Ramirez Holmes, Figuers and Quigley.
The $290 million Measure J bond is another vital funding source for Dublin Unified School District as it continues to address facility impacts of breathtaking enrollment growth over the past decade or so.January 31, 2020 | No comments yet
The city's hotel agreement calls for an appropriately sized facility in the best location to enhance the vitality of downtown. And more importantly, it is the first step in bringing the community's vision for redeveloping downtown.January 30, 2020 | 8 comments
We support Measure O. The district, which hasn't seen a new bond measure since 1999, is desperately in need of facility upgrades that effectively can only be funded through a local bond issuance.January 29, 2020 | No comments yet
The $323 million bond measure for PUSD, on the March primary election ballot as local Measure M, is vital for the short- and long-term future of district facilities -- and by direct extension, the success of Pleasanton's students.January 23, 2020 | 92 comments
And there's plenty of blame to go around, from top to bottom
January 16, 2020 |
With the news last week that a U.S. magistrate has dismissed the family's lawsuit against the federal government, the Kate Steinle case continues to be a disheartening display of injustice.
Even though the campaign is winding down next Wednesday, there's still time to contribute to the Pleasanton Weekly's 2019-20 Holiday Fund.January 9, 2020 | No comments yet
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The Pleasanton Weekly is proud to unveil this year's Readers' Choice recipients and Hall of Fame honorees.