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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bunny Hop Egg Hunt in downtown Pleasanton Saturday

Children ages 10 years and younger are invited to participate in the Pleasanton Downtown Association's first Bunny Hop Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

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AVHS freshman takes crown in international jiu-jitsu event

Pleasanton teen Gabriel Alviar, a freshman at Amador Valley High, took first-place in his division at the IBJJF Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Long Beach earlier this month.

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'Easter Parade' in concert at Firehouse Saturday

That spring classic, "Easter Parade," made in 1948 and starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, is being celebrated at the Firehouse Arts Center on Easter weekend in a cabaret-style tribute with the Irving Berlin songs and scenes from the film. Performances will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

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AVHS grad serves aboard USS New Orleans

A Pleasanton woman and Amador Valley High School graduate has been serving aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), one of the Navy's newest and most advanced amphibious ships, designed to deliver Marines and their equipment to and from war zones.

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Pleasanton PTA seeks 'Excellence in Education' nominations

The Pleasanton Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council is accepting nominations for the 25th annual Excellence in Education Awards.

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Pleasanton seeks teen poet laureates for 2015-16

The City of Pleasanton is looking for applicants to be Pleasanton's Teen Poet Laureate for the 2015-16 academic year.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

As I sit in my room staring at the list of colleges I've resolved to try to get into, trying to determine my odds of getting into each, I can't help but feel desolate.

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School board holds special board meeting tonight

The Pleasanton school board is set to hold a special board meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, where it will consider and possibly take action on "the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, discipline/release, or dismissal of a public employee."

Friday, 10:13 AM | 2 comments
Debt and the deceased: How should spouses and heirs proceed?

If your loved one died leaving significant debt behind, would you know what to do?

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Best of Boston and Styx in Pleasanton tonight

BOSTYX, featuring former Boston vocalist/guitarist David Victor, will perform the hits of powerhouse rock groups Boston and Styx, at 8 p.m. tonight at the Firehouse Arts Center.

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Shakespeare abridged at Pleasanton Library this afternoon

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival will present a special one-hour performance of "As You Like It" at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasanton Library.

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Mother-Daughter Lookalike photos due on April 9

Spring is here, which means Mother's Day and the Pleasanton Weekly annual Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest. This year photos are due by 6 a.m., Thursday, April 9 via email to Winners are featured in the Mother's Day edition.

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Pleasanton Challenger teams open baseball season

The sky may have been overcast at times, but the smiles beamed brightly across the diamond when the Pleasanton Little League Challenger teams opened their seasons Sunday afternoon.

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Pleasanton Rotary Clubs celebrating 50 years of service here

When book publisher John C. Burkhardt accepted the charter for the new Rotary Club of Pleasanton in June 1965, he could not have imagined what Rotary would ultimately mean for his community.

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Bunny Bingo at the Veteran's Memorial tonight

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6298 in Pleasanton will hold a "Bunny Bingo," a fundraiser, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 301 Main St.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Attorney who had pled in death of cyclist withdraws his plea

A San Francisco attorney who had pleaded no contest in a hit-and-run collision that killed a bicyclist in Dublin three years ago has withdrawn his plea after the judge who was scheduled to sentence him recused himself in the case.

Thursday, 7:58 AM | 2 comments
Design veteran promoted to executive position at Ware Malcomb

Jim Terry has been promoted to Principal, Commercial Architecture in Ware Malcomb's Pleasanton office with responsibility for overseeing all of the firm's commercial architecture projects in Northern California.

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Green fees to increase by $1 May 1 at Callippe

As the Callippe Preserve Golf Course is approaching its 10th year in operation and with the economy showing greater improvement, members of the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Commission decided earlier this month that it was time to raise green fees to help pay for increased course operating costs.

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Driver outside his car injured when hit by another car on I-580

All lanes of eastbound Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore have reopened after a man apparently got out of his car and was struck by another vehicle there, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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New home sales rise 7.8% in U.S. in February

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 7.8% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000 units from an upwardly revised January reading, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pleasanton police 3-year contract approved by City Council

The City Council voted 4-0 last night to accept a new three-year contract with the Pleasanton Police Officers' Association, granting 3% pay increases in each of the three years starting this year and through June 2017, when the contract will expire.

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Fees to be hiked by $1 at Callippe golf course May 1

Fees for players at Callippe Preserve Golf Course will go up by a dollar across the board May 1.

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Pleasanton JV cheer teams finish one-two at nationals

Amador Valley and Foothill junior varsity cheer teams ranked high at last weekend's United Spirit Association (USA) High School Spirit Nationals in Anaheim -- with Foothill JV being named, once again, national champions.

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Proud grandparents

Mayor Jerry Thorne and his wife Sandra are in Lausanne, Switzerland to celebrate the birth of their first grandchild Eilís Madeleine Gough.

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Committee being created to look at Pleasanton schools 2017 calendar

The Pleasanton school board heard a report from district staff about the process and timeline for the 2016-17 calendar during Tuesday night's board meeting.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New leaders for local Mormon congregations

New leaders have been chosen to guide the the Pleasanton stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Fire destroys mobile home in Livermore

A fire Sunday destroyed a mobile home on Montecito Circle Livermore.

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Is your teen ready for a summer job?

For many teens, there's nothing more exciting than receiving the first paycheck from a summer job -- a sure-fire ticket to fun and freedom. It's also a great opportunity for parents to encourage proper money management.

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Livermore Lab back in rocket development business

Two recent contracts worth nearly $1.5 million that have been awarded to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have brought the Laboratory back into the rocket development business.

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School board to look at new calendar process tonight

The Pleasanton school board is set to discuss the process and timeline regarding the development of calendar options for the 2016-17 school year during its Tuesday night board meeting

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Foothill DECA hosts charity talent show today

Foothill High School's DECA team is set to host "A Night in Hollywood: Charity Talent Show" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the school's multipurpose room.

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Lab and GE receive $540,000 to find ways to improve metal parts manufacturing

General Electric and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have received $540,000 to develop open source algorithms that will improve additive manufacturing of metal parts.

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Redwood Canyon is new name for Willow Park Golf Course

The East Bay Regional Park District board of directors has voted to rename the golf course at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley to Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course.

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Unemployment rates in Bay Area below state average

Unemployment rates in all Bay Area counties in February were below the state's average, with Alameda County ending the month with a 5% rate.

Sunday, 7:36 AM | 3 comments

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Nominations now open for TV30's 'Coach of the Year' award

Nominations are now being accepted for TV30's Outstanding High School Coach of the Year Award.

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Goodguys 33rd All American Get-Together ends today at Fairgrounds

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association closes its 33rd All American Get-Together today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

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Amador grad highlights problem that is widespread but unknown

Jillian Corsie, a 2005 Amador Valley High grad, was in middle school when she noticed that a good friend of hers didn't have any eyebrows or eyelashes. Her friend finally confided that she had an unquenchable desire to pull her hair out. The medical term is trichotillomania. Sufferers call themselves "trichsters" -- that is, if they go public and admit they have the compulsion.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Pedestrian hit by car Thursday afternoon

A pedestrian was severely injured Thursday afternoon after being hit by a car on Hansen Drive and Hopyard Road.

Friday, 1:30 PM | 5 comments
Fire theme lights up Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center

Two unique yet thematically related installations are on view at the Firehouse Arts Center public spaces through April 4.

Friday, 7:39 AM | No comments yet
Suspicious person at aquatic center playground leads to identity theft arrest

A Manteca man was arrested Wednesday after Pleasanton police responded to a report of a suspicious person and vehicle parked in the playground/picnic area of the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Park on Black Avenue.

Friday, 7:37 AM | 14 comments
Bat tests positive for rabies in Sunol

A rabid bat found in Sunol last Saturday has tested positive for rabies and is now the fourth rabid bat found in Alameda County this month.

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Spring sports in full swing

If you are a high school sports fan, there is no better time of year than spring to watch the talented lot of young athletes we have in Pleasanton.

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Rabid bat found in Sunol, 4th this month in Alameda County

A fourth bat found in Alameda County this month has tested positive for rabies, county health officials said Thursday.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Amador Valley High's 'We the People' team holding fundraiser at 7 p.m. tonight

Amador Valley High School's "We the People" team is hosting a fundraising event from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the Firehouse Arts Center to help pay the cost of its trip to the national finals in Washington, D.C. next month.

Thursday, 6:33 AM | 1 comment
Male suspect in Home Depot robbery arrested in Danville

Danville police have made an arrest connected to the Home Depot robbery in Pleasanton earlier this month, nabbing transient Steven Proctor, 21, who is accused of driving the getaway car, a gold Lexus, that struck a Home Depot loss prevention agent in the store's parking lot during the robbery, according to Pleasanton police Sgt. Kurt Schlehuber

Thursday, 6:32 AM | No comments yet
Davis man, 24, arrested after high-speed pursuit through Pleasanton

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers were led on a high-speed car chase through Pleasanton and ending near the Los Altos Hills on Tuesday afternoon.

Thursday, 6:31 AM | 1 comment
TEDxAmadorValleyHigh seeks speakers for September event

The TEDxAmadorValleyHigh committee is now looking for individuals to speak or perform at its TEDx event on Sept. 17.

Thursday, 6:31 AM | No comments yet
Public invited to tour water treatment plant

Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD), which provides wastewater treatment to Pleasanton, is inviting the public to see how wastewater becomes recycled water at a tour of its treatment plant on April 8.

Thursday, 6:30 AM | No comments yet
Buchanan concedes State Senate race, endorses Bonilla in runoff

State Senate District 7 is poised for all-Democrat special runoff election this May between Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, with former Tri-Valley Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan conceding her third-place finish Election Night despite thousands of ballots still to be counted in the special primary.

Thursday, 6:26 AM | 4 comments
Alert citizen aids in arrest of prowling suspect in Pleasanton

A 20-year-old Sacramento man was arrested Wednesday morning after an alert citizen noticed a suspicious person prowling near a residence in the 2100 block of Rheem Drive.

Thursday, 6:24 AM | 7 comments

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pleasanton police to get 3% raises in each of next 3 years

The city of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Police Officers' Association have accepted a new three-year contract, retroactive to last January, that offers 3% pay increases each year through May 31, 2017, when the agreement will expire.

Wednesday, 7:48 AM | 39 comments
Taxpayers face deadline to claim 2010 state refunds

An estimated 1.2 million taxpayers who did not file a state tax return for 2010 face an April 15 deadline for claiming refunds, the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced Monday.

Wednesday, 7:09 AM | No comments yet
Raley's rolls out new environmentally-friendly food safety program

Raley's Supermarket on Sunol Boulevard in Pleasanton is rolling out a new cleaning and sanitation program that will save water, lower energy consumption, save tons in shipping and reduce labor.

Wednesday, 7:08 AM | No comments yet
'Downtown Doggy Day' set for next Saturday in Pleasanton

Stores and restaurants will hold a "Downtown Doggy Day" March 28 on Main Street and adjacent streets to raise money for the Valley Humane Society and to give dog owners a chance to enjoy the downtown with their pets.

Wednesday, 7:07 AM | 8 comments
Glazer, Bonilla hold top spots in State Senate race

Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer was the top vote-getter in the State Senate District 7 special primary yesterday but fell well short of the majority needed to win the seat outright, setting the stage for an all-Democrat runoff against second-place finisher Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla.

Wednesday, 7:06 AM | 7 comments

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

White House science, technology expert takes Livermore Lab post

Patricia Falcone, associate director for National Security and International Affairs in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), has been selected as deputy director for Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Tuesday, 7:16 AM | No comments yet
7 Pleasanton teachers awarded $150 stipend

The California Retired Teacher Association (CalRTA) of the Tri-Valley awarded seven Pleasanton teachers a $150 stipend to be spent in the classroom for additional teaching material.

Tuesday, 7:14 AM | No comments yet
Sunflower Hill adds new board members, advisor

Sunflower Hill, a Pleasanton based non-profit seeking to create a residential community for individuals with special needs, has added four new board members and one new advisor to its organization.

Tuesday, 7:13 AM | No comments yet
Home sales rally in East Bay

As the number of homes on the market continues to drop and purchase prices continue to increase, home sales are still strong throughout the East Bay.

Tuesday, 7:13 AM | 2 comments

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