The Pleasanton Weekly editorial board is excited to announce several editorial staffing transitions within Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division.September 14, 2023 | No comments yet
The creation of 'Norms and Code of Conduct' could have been a positive turn for the Pleasanton City Council. But it was only an attempt to further restrict one member from sharing opinions that don't align with the majority.June 1, 2023 | 14 comments
Also: Support for Mayor Hernandez, unopposed for reelection
November 1, 2022 |
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As the evolution of Dublin continues, the City Council needs leadership voices of originality and perspective who bring policy proposals and project insights to help advance community priorities. Those are Jean Josey and Kashef Qaadri.
Also: Support for Vonheeder-Leopold, unchallenged for Division 4
October 29, 2022 |
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Two of DSRSD's board seats have contested races in which incumbents are being challenged. The clear choice in both races are the incumbents, Ann Marie Johnson in Division 2 and Arun Goel in Division 5.
Livermorians take pride in the city's bustling wine region and recognize its value to the city and the broader Tri-Valley, which is likely why Measure P has received such widespread support, bolstering our recommendation of Yes on P.October 27, 2022 | No comments yet
Here are the Weekly editorial board's endorsements of candidates for State Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives positions representing the Tri-Valley...October 30, 2022 | 2 comments
There is no doubt that change will be a welcome sight, but it will be more effective and timely when implemented by someone who knows the office and the job. That candidate is experienced prosecutor Terry Wiley.October 26, 2022 | 1 comment
Tepid support for Bobertz for short-term seat
October 22, 2022 |
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As we weighed candidates competing for the two full terms on the SGUSD board, we see incumbent Ryan Jergensen and challenger Peter 'Ted' Romo as the best options. We also offer tepid support for Chris Bobertz for the short-term seat.
The changes proposed in Measure D would benefit the Tri-Valley, specifically, as they are pertinent to sustaining and growing the Livermore Valley wine region -- a valuable source of agriculture and tourism. It also allows for...October 23, 2022 | No comments yet
Also: Support for Speck, unopposed in Area 2
October 21, 2022 |
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With three seats turning over on the Dublin school board, we recommend appointed incumbent William Kuo for the short-term Area 3 seat and former trustee Sameer Hakim for Area 5. We also support newcomer Kristin Speck for Area 2.
We recommend Laurie Walker for PUSD Trustee Area 2, and we support Justin Brown, who is poised to be appointed to Trustee Area 5 as the only candidate to file for that seat.October 19, 2022 | No comments yet
Livermore schools must have the funding to continue evolving in the 2020s and beyond. We recommend Yes on Measure G.October 12, 2022 | No comments yet
Sunol Glen Unified School District has returned to the ballot proposing a $10.9 million bond to pay for a range of construction upgrades. We recommend Yes on Measure J to adequately modernize historic Sunol Glen School, finally.October 9, 2022 | 2 comments
Now is the time to move forward on these imperative school facilities projects. The $395 million bond is effectively the only way Pleasanton Unified School District can accomplish that. Vote Yes on Measure I.October 7, 2022 | 55 comments
Livermore voters will be selecting two new City Council members and a new mayor come Nov. 8. Our recommendations for the next mayor is John Marchand and for the two open council seats, Evan Branning and Mel Chiong.October 1, 2022 | No comments yet
Also: Support for Mayor Brown, uncontested on ballot
September 28, 2022 |
Voters should look toward candidates who can build bridges among diverse perspectives while achieving important goals for Pleasanton. In our view, those council candidates are Dean Wallace in District 1 and Jamie Yee in District 3.
As a community news organization, fair and comprehensive coverage of local elections is our responsibility. It has always been and always will be a priority for our staff. One aspect of that coverage is hosting candidate forums ...September 1, 2022 | No comments yet
List includes first place in COVID-19 Pandemic, A&E categories; second and third for Breaking News
June 1, 2022 |
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Our entire editorial team is beaming with pride after being acknowledged by our peers with 10 awards in the CNPA's 2021 California Journalism Awards program, a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff in the Tri-Valley.
In our research, we've learned Livermore is not alone in the Tri-Valley -- Pleasanton and Dublin 'term limits' are in fact just temporary as well; only the rule for San Ramon mayor service is definitive. Danville has no term limit law.March 31, 2022 | No comments yet
One feature of this map might be the one not discussed in public
February 27, 2022 |
Three city council members voted on Thursday to advance a district election map that feels very gerrymandered and splits a neighborhood versus the alternative map that better complies with the criteria and just makes the most sense.
We didn't know if we were dealing with an honest mistake or intentional disinformation when we saw a flyer announcing a five-story commercial and residential building near Pleasanton's historic downtown was "coming soon."February 17, 2022 | 3 comments
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