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Thursday, May 21, 2015

It's Memorial Day weekend

Pleasanton's annual Memorial Day observance will be held starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the garden area just south of the Pleasanton Senior Center on Sunol Boulevard.

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Repaving work could cause delays on some Dublin streets

Repaving work on several major Dublin streets is now underway, causing some traffic delays in the coming weeks.

Thursday, 7:42 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Whole Foods opens to huge crowds in Dublin

Crowds filled the sidewalks and part of the parking lot Wednesday for the grand opening of Whole Foods' 43rd Bay Area market in Dublin's new Persimmon Square.

Wednesday, 5:00 PM | 11 comments
Pleasanton schools celebrate Classified Employees Week

Pleasanton Unified School District has been recognizing its classified employees during Classified Employees Week, which ends Friday.

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East Side's future will be decided by Pleasanton voters Nov. 3

In a surprise move, the Pleasanton City Council voted 3-1 to skirt the multiple choices under consideration Tuesday night affecting the East Side planing process and ask voters to make the decision in a special advisory balloting on Nov. 3.

Wednesday, 4:03 PM | 31 comments
Harvest Park students recognized for academic excellence

Over 20 students from Harvest Park Middle School were honored as some of the brightest young people in the world at regional award ceremonies for academically advanced children, sponsored by the John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Wednesday, 6:33 AM | No comments yet
San Mateo-Hayward Bridge closed again this weekend

The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge will close this weekend for the second time this month as Caltrans crews continue to resurface and treat the deck structure, as well as perform maintenance repairs.

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Glazer finishes Election Night on top

Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer appears headed to the California State Senate after posting a nearly double-digit lead on Election Night in the special runoff election for the District 7 seat.

Wednesday, 6:24 AM | 14 comments

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Open house draws crowds to Pleasanton police event

Nearly 2,000 turned out Saturday for the Pleasanton Police Department's open house, a fun family event that offered residents a comprehensive overview of the city's services, programs and activities.

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Stanford Health Care takes over ValleyCare

Stanford Health Care's acquisition of ValleyCare Health System was completed Monday with new signs identifying the new owner now in place, including at the medical center in Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 1:15 PM | 3 comments
Fuel-cell-powered cars go on display today at AC Transit headquarters

Three fuel cell electric passenger vehicles will be on display from 1-5 p.m. today at the AC Transit headquarters in Oakland in a program arranged by Gov. Jerry Brown's Office of Business and Economic Development.

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City Council meets tonight to consider East Side planning process

The Pleasanton City Council tonight will vote on whether to continue planning possible development of the city's East Side or scuttle the planning work altogether.

Tuesday, 7:57 AM | 17 comments
DSRSD board to decide on drought management program tonight

The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors is scheduled to meet tonight for its regular board meeting, during which they will be making decisions regarding drought regulations.

Tuesday, 6:16 AM | No comments yet
Voters to elect new State Senator for District 7 today

Voters in Pleasanton and other parts of the East Bay are poised to decide their next state senator Tuesday, with Democrats Steve Glazer and Susan Bonilla squaring off in the special runoff election.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Stanford's name goes on ValleyCare Medical Center

Although there's been no official announcement, signs being posted at ValleyCare Medical Center show ValleyCare has a new name: Stanford Health Care.

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Protesters oppose East Side planning

Nearly 200 crowded into the Pleasanton City Council chamber two weeks ago to hear about proposed land-use plans for the city's East Side.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fire investigators looking into cause of Sunday's grass fire along I-580

Fire crews contained a roughly 75-acre grass fire in the center divide of Interstate Highway 580 in Alameda County Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, 5:13 PM | 1 comment
BART to open 2 hours early today for Bay to Breakers race

BART is opening early this morning to serve riders traveling to the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco.

Sunday, 7:36 AM | No comments yet
Challenge Success leader to talk about raising healthy kids tonight

The city of Pleasanton's Free Community Education Series will wrap up its school-year program Wednesday with a special presentation for parents entitled "A Healthy Approach to Extracurricular Activities."

Sunday, 7:20 AM | No comments yet
Local students in Knoxville for Destination Imagination finals today

Two teams of Pleasanton students are in Knoxville, Tenn. for three days at the 2015 Destination Imagination Global Finals -- one of the largest creative-thinking and problem-solving competitions in the world.

Sunday, 7:17 AM | 3 comments
AVHS DECA triumphs at competition

Amador Valley High School's DECA team earned high honors at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Sunday, 7:11 AM | 1 comment

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Police Department's open house

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Planning commission OK's new restaurant on Main Street

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School district helps meet city's booming tennis demands

At long last, an agreement between the city of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton school district will allow the unlocking of tennis courts at Amador Valley High School to help meet surging demand by avid players for more courts.

Saturday, 1:39 PM | 4 comments

Friday, May 15, 2015

Oscar party to follow 'Music from the Silver Screen' this afternoon

Valley Concert Chorale will perform and host a special event of "Music from the Silver Screen and After Party" at First Presbyterian Church in Livermore Sunday as a fundraiser for its programs.

Friday, 7:22 AM | No comments yet
Zone 7 project recognized in statewide competition

A unique pilot project that Zone 7 Water Agency, Pleasanton's wholesale water retailer, undertook to enhance a section of the Arroyo Mocho flood control channel in Livermore was a recent finalist in the Association of California Water Agencies' 2015 Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award for Excellence.

Friday, 7:05 AM | No comments yet
Policing in Pleasanton

In a recent interview, Pleasanton police chief Dave Spiller reflected on his time in Pleasanton and talked about his goals moving forward, the current state of the department and changes on the horizon, including a new department brand and tomorrow's Open House.

Friday, 7:03 AM | 9 comments
Pleasanton Police department's public 'Open House' closes at 4 p.m. today

The Pleasanton Police Department will hold a public open house starting at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. today where it will unveil its new "brand" platform for the organization.

Friday, 7:02 AM | 6 comments
Tracy man seized on charge of shooting at Livermore cop

Livermore police have arrested a Tracy man who they say opened fire on an officer early Thursday morning.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

'Strings in Every Which Way' at Firehouse Arts Center at 2 p.m. today

Pleasanton Chamber Players, an eclectic group of local professional musicians, will present a program dubbed "Strings in Every Which Way" at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Firehouse Arts Center.

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Seahawks soar at Moraga meet

The Pleasanton Seahawks posted dozens of top times and new personal bests while competing at the Speedo Far Western Championships meet held in Moraga last month.

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Pleasanton RADD Roadrunners take golds

The Pleasanton RADD (Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled) Roadrunners track and field team had a strong showing at the Special Olympics Northern California competition at Amador Valley High earlier this month.

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Amador Valley High makes a Beatles connection tonight

When the fabulous mop-topped foursome comes to the Bankhead Theater at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the renowned tribute band Abbey Road, they will be joined by four fab string musicians from Amador Valley High. School.

Thursday, 4:56 PM | No comments yet
Livermore police searching for man who fired shots at officer this morning

Livermore police are searching for a suspect who fired shots at an officer early this morning.

Thursday, 8:30 AM | 16 comments
Pleasanton student with mild Tourette syndrome wins national speech contest

A Las Positas College student is being praised for her victory at a national speech championship last month despite having a mild form of a neurological disorder.

Thursday, 8:07 AM | No comments yet
Ancient music comes to Pleasanton Library at 2 p.m. today

Guqin music master Fei Wang will perform at the Pleasanton Library this Sunday, playing China's oldest string music, the plucked seven-string guqin, part of the zither family.

Thursday, 7:50 AM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley teens set to compete at Irish dancing championships

A Pleasanton high schooler, and two other Tri-Valley students, have qualified for the Cumann Rince Náisiúnta (CRN) World Open Irish Dancing Championships coming up in June.

Thursday, 7:47 AM | No comments yet
It's Bike to Work Day, Bike to School Day

It's Bike to Work and Bike to School Day with thousands in Pleasanton and throughout of Alameda County riding their bikes today where they can.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Livermore Toyota receives LEED certification

The Livermore Toyota dealership was honored last week with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the 35th Toyota dealer in the country to receive the award.

Wednesday, 6:06 AM | No comments yet
PPIE announces 'Giving Fund' results

The Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation (PPIE) has announced the results of the 2015-2016 Giving Fund Campaign, which culminated at the third annual Run for Education event on April 12.

Wednesday, 6:04 AM | No comments yet
School board hears update on middle school laptop program

District staff provided an update on the expansion of technology at the middle schools during Tuesday night's Pleasanton school board meeting.

Wednesday, 6:03 AM | 1 comment
Amador benefit today for earthquake victims in Nepal

Amador Valley High School is hosting a benefit run Wednesday for victims of the earthquakes in Nepal.

Wednesday, 5:57 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dublin Farmers' Market to celebrate 'Craft Beer Week' today

In honor of "Craft Beer Week," there will be a special beer tasting at the Dublin Farmers' Market Thursday featuring four local breweries.

Tuesday, 7:01 AM | No comments yet
Aedes aegypti mosquito found in Alameda County

The Aedes aegypti mosquito has been detected in an industrial area in Hayward by the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District.

Tuesday, 6:59 AM | No comments yet
Hart Middle School named 'California Golden Ribbon School'

Hart Middle School has been named a 2015 California Golden Ribbon School.

Tuesday, 6:59 AM | No comments yet
Glazer, Bonilla joust over campaigning at BART

With the special election for State Senate District 7 just six days away, candidate Steve Glazer is accusing BART unions of illegally campaigning against him at BART workplaces while his opponent, Susan Bonilla, has accused Glazer of inappropriate campaign activities on BART platforms and property.

Tuesday, 6:53 AM | No comments yet

Monday, May 11, 2015

Pleasanton Chamber holding Spring Business Tradeshow tonight

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce's Spring Business Tradeshow and Mixer will be held from 5-7 p.m. today at the Ruby Hill Golf Club.

Monday, 7:27 AM | No comments yet
School board set to discuss middle school laptop program tonight

The Pleasanton school board is scheduled to receive an update on the expansion of technology at the middle schools during its board meeting Tuesday night.

Monday, 7:01 AM | 22 comments

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day from all of us at the Pleasanton Weekly

Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, which now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine.[

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Weekly wins top honors in statewide contest

The Pleasanton Weekly won prestigious first-place awards in four key categories among all California weekly newspapers in its circulation category Saturday in the annual California Newspaper Publishers Association's (CNPA) 2014 Better Newspaper Contest.

Saturday, 10:09 PM | 6 comments

Back from Maine
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The Thrill
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 491 views

Election day is here, at last
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 237 views