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
After nearly 7 months, final batch of public records reveal little about Boozer's sudden departure back in March
December 5, 2019 |
It's difficult to believe that it took that long to find three documents. It's easier to believe it took that long to figure out how to hide a multitude of other documents via one of the plethora of exceptions to disclosure ...
Quality of life in a community like Pleasanton is closely tied to the local economy, which goes hand in hand with the health of the small businesses in our community.November 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Learn from DUSD residents' poor 2019 record. Get out and vote in every election
November 13, 2019 |
Public elections demand voter participation. Every vote matters is only relevant if every voter thinks every election matters. It's time for all of the Tri-Valley to always put their ballot where their mouth is.
Thoughts on PG&E shutoffs, Amador parking lot & Livermore vaping referendum cancellation
October 30, 2019 |
Tens of thousands of Tri-Valley residents were without power during the weekend and into Monday because of a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff.
The city of Pleasanton recognized the Weekly and other businesses for their 20th year in operation with a plaque. Accepting ours were founding editor, Jeb Bing, and current editor, Jeremy Walsh.October 23, 2019 | No comments yet
It's a shame Livermore has to go up against Big Tobacco, with its deep pockets and dedicated spin doctors, in the city's effort to protect children.September 11, 2019 | No comments yet
New York City is more than 2,500 miles from Pleasanton, but it didn't seem that far away on Sept. 11, 2001. Just about everyone lost something that day. The feeling of safety, belief in the invincibility of the U.S. and trust in othersSeptember 5, 2019 | No comments yet
Ah, Labor Day. A three-day weekend full of barbecues and fun in the sun. The unofficial end of summer. But few people reflect on, or even know, the origin of the holiday ...August 29, 2019 | No comments yet
Don't sign a petition before doing your research, knowing the consequences
August 20, 2019 |
Aggressive signature-gatherers are everywhere, and the most recent campaign is to get Livermore voters to sign a referendum petition to, according to one signature-gatherer, "get a bigger park downtown." But there's more to the story.
The 125th Anniversary Celebration will begin at 3 p.m. next Friday. Live music, family-friendly entertainment, a cornhole tournament with city staff and other fun activities will take place at Lions Wayside and Delucchi parks.July 25, 2019 | No comments yet
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.July 18, 2019 | 6 comments
Awards honor residents who 'make a better world'
July 2, 2019 |
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We are now accepting nominations online for the 2019 Tri-Valley Heroes awards in eight categories, open to all who live or work in the Tri-Valley communities
As we prepare for the final eight days of the 2019 Alameda County Fair, we should reflect on what the fair brings to Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley.June 27, 2019 | No comments yet
A downtown has an important and unique role in a community's economic and social development. Downtowns are historically the epicenter -- the heart -- of a community and the hub of commercial, cultural and civic activities.June 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Many municipalities in the Tri-Valley are being forced to adopt district-based elections or risk being sued, which could result in costs of millions of dollars from a likely unwinnable case.May 26, 2019 | 8 comments
CNPA honors coverage of Ben Curry's death; awards also go to 'Around Pleasanton' columns, PUSD enrollment reporting, Chabad Center series
May 6, 2019 |
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The Pleasanton Weekly took home seven awards, including first place for online Coverage of Local Government, for stories throughout 2018 when the California News Publishers Association handed out its annual California Journalism Awards last Saturday in Long Beach.
Vigil to honor memory of teen who drowned in school pool; gov't agencies continue to deny public records requests
May 2, 2019 |
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Accountability speaks of integrity, honesty and transparency, which is sorely lacking in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office in this case.
We recommend Yes on Dublin's Measure E. The annual tax of just $96 provides vital funding for Dublin students and school programs -- guaranteed revenue for DUSD that will be locally controlled over the next nine years, a time when federal and state education funding priorities could well change.April 24, 2019 | 1 comment
This banding together approach is unique to the Tri-Valley; we applaud our local councils for being pre-emptive, collaborative and creative in planning to combat this legislation that will give Sacramento control over land-use, with little or no input from the people we elected to represent our local interests.April 11, 2019 | 9 comments
We encourage our school district leaders to have a frank, public discussion with Amador students, parents and community members how about stability and transparency will be addressed.March 14, 2019 | 3 comments
Weekly distributes $68,416 to Tri-Valley nonprofits from annual fundraising drive
February 28, 2019 |
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Thank you to the 256 donors to the Pleasanton Weekly's 2018 Holiday Fund. Your generous contributions allowed us to present at total of $68,416 to 15 deserving nonprofit beneficiaries last week at a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton.
Pleasanton city officials are working to draft their recommended list of city priorities for the next two years, and now is the time to offer your input to city leaders during this important planning process.February 7, 2019 | 21 comments
The leadership future of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has approached a critical juncture. As these conversations pick up again, we will be watching closely. We suggest you do too.January 31, 2019 | No comments yet
Even though the campaign will end next Tuesday, there's still time to contribute to the Pleasanton Weekly's 2018 Holiday Fund.January 10, 2019 | No comments yet
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