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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

35 new stores opening Thursday as San Francisco Premium Outlets expands

San Francisco Premium Outlets will open its new 185,000 square-foot addition Thursday with 35 new stores next to its retail center at I-580 and El Charro Road.

Tuesday, 12:17 PM | No comments yet
Drysdale Properties acquires San Jose brokerage

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, with offices in Pleasanton, has acquired Prudential California Realty (PCR), a 33-agent company based in San Jose.

Tuesday, 6:15 AM | No comments yet

Monday, August 3, 2015

Community leaders featured on TV30's student production

Tri-Valley Youth View, a 30-minute special TV program produced by middle and high school students who attended the TV30 Summer Camp, is currently airing on TV30 and on the station's website at

Monday, 4:23 PM | No comments yet
Museum on Main to open 2 new exhibits tomorrow

The Museum on Main is set to open two new exhibits Wednesday -- "Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in California" and "School Days: Amador High from 1924-1969" -- which will run until Oct. 11.

Monday, 2:42 PM | No comments yet
Zone 7 water rate study underway in advance of Aug. 26 meeting

The Zone 7 Water Agency is undertaking a rate study to determine whether the agency's current water rates are financially sustainable.

Monday, 6:59 AM | 3 comments
Home remodelers see more activity as severe weather ebbs

Remodeler confidence improved in the second quarter of 2015 as the country sprang back from the severe winter, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Monday, 6:56 AM | No comments yet
U.S. Attorney for Northern California stepping down

U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag of Northern California will leave her post on Sept. 1.

Monday, 6:55 AM | No comments yet
Chevron to cut 500 jobs at corporate headquarters in San Ramon

Roughly 500 people working out of Chevron's corporate offices in San Ramon will be losing their jobs.

Monday, 6:47 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Vacaville police arrest 2 from Pleasanton after carjacking while on test drive

Vacaville police arrested two Pleasanton residents after they
stole a car during a test-drive Friday evening.

Saturday, 9:56 PM | 8 comments
BART trains back on schedule as Transbay Tube reopens on schedule this morning

The Transbay Tube reopened on schedule early this morning allowing BART service to resume between Oakland and San Francisco well ahead of today's traditionally heavy Monday commuter traffic.

Saturday, 9:51 AM | No comments yet
Dublin Green Gators win Tri-Valley Swim championship

The Dublin Green Gators won the Tri-Valley Swim League championship in Pleasanton last weekend, taking the top spot in the season-ending meet featuring eight teams and more than 950 swimmers from 4 to 18 years old.

Saturday, 9:41 AM | No comments yet
Premier Rage team takes Pleasanton Showcase crown in penalty kicks

The Rage Premier U12 team won the Pleasanton Rage Showcase tournament last weekend, defeating the Mustang Pride in penalty kicks in the championship match.

Saturday, 9:40 AM | No comments yet
National Night Out coming to Pleasanton neighborhoods tonight

Many Pleasanton neighborhoods will throw block parties, barbecues and other festivities across town tonight in celebration of National Night Out, a countrywide event aimed at crime prevention.

Saturday, 9:37 AM | 5 comments
Alameda Co.: 195-acre fire caused by workers dismantling windmill near Livermore

A fast-growing fire near Livermore was ultimately determined to have destroyed 195 acres of grass Thursday, according to East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Jeff Burris.

Saturday, 9:28 AM | No comments yet

Friday, July 31, 2015

'Defeat the Drought Water Expo' today in Dublin

The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) is co-hosting a "Defeat the Drought Water Expo" from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Dublin Public Safety Complex on Clark Avenue.

Friday, 7:32 AM | No comments yet
$48,000 and counting for cancer fight

Pleasanton's Relay for Life brought out 14 teams, 124 fundraising participants and 69 individual walkers to join the fight against cancer and raise money for research and patient resources as part of the 24-hour fundraising event at Pleasanton Middle School earlier this month.

Friday, 7:28 AM | No comments yet
Ruby Hill assistant pro wins NorCal PGA Professional Championship

David Solomon, assistant golf pro at Pleasanton's Ruby Hill Golf Club, took home the Northern California PGA Professional Championship earlier this month, shooting a tournament-best 4-under-par to earn a spot in next year's PGA Professional Championship in New York.

Friday, 7:25 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sunday 'Funday' in downtown Pleasanton from 1-4 p.m. today

Sunday Fundays are making a debut Sunday in downtown Pleasanton

Thursday, 5:16 PM | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Heroes nomination period opens

Pleasanton Weekly and are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.
Nomination Form
Sponsorship Levels

Thursday, 4:16 PM | No comments yet
Amador Valley High diversity camp ends today with dance, music performance

This year's Cheza Nami diversity camp will end its weeklong session into African art and music today with a student play at Amador Valley High School.

Thursday, 2:50 PM | 7 comments
125-acre grass fire near Livermore yesterday now extinguished

A quickly-spreading grass fire outside of Livermore grew to 125 acres before it was contained Thursday afternoon, Cal Fire officials said.

Thursday, 1:03 PM | No comments yet
Experts urge residents to protect homes during fire season

Wildfire season is in full force, with triple-digit temperatures drying out vulnerable wild grass and home landscaping.

Thursday, 8:01 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton All-Stars fall in Little League West Region semifinal

The Northern California champion Pleasanton All-Star team lost in the semifinal round of the Intermediate 50/70 Baseball West Regional Tournament in Arizona this week, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the international 2015 Little League Intermediate World Series in Livermore.

Thursday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
Cooper new director of Las Positas College Foundation

Kenneth G. Cooper, director of the Cosumnes River College Foundation in Sacramento for the last eight years, has been named executive director of the Las Positas College Foundation.

Thursday, 7:59 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Correction: Trinity Lutheran story removed because of inaccuracy

CORRECTION: This story has been removed because it was inaccurate. Trinity Lutheran has not named a new pastor. We regret the error.

Wednesday, 3:32 PM | 1 comment
Livermore Area park district offers public programs in August starting Saturday

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District ranger staff is offering a number of programs in August that are open to Livermore and Pleasanton residents.

Wednesday, 11:23 AM | No comments yet
Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus found in north Fremont

The Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District has received confirmation from the state of two West Nile virus positive groups of mosquitoes found July 22 in the northern part of Fremont.

Wednesday, 10:51 AM | No comments yet
Another 'Spare the Air' day today

Bay Area residents have been asked to avoid driving alone again today during the second consecutive Spare the Air day.

Wednesday, 8:14 AM | No comments yet
How we've been escaping the heat this week in Pleasanton

Swimming, staying inside in air conditioned comfort, fans and even reading a book at the Pleasanton Library are great ways to keep cool today as temperatures stay hot, though much below the triple-digit levels we saw earlier this week.

Wednesday, 7:58 AM | 6 comments
Services this morning for Hayward police sergeant killed last Wednesday during traffic stop

A memorial service will be held this morning for Hayward Police Sergeant Scott Lunger, who was shot and killed last Wednesday during an early morning traffic stop.

Wednesday, 7:52 AM | 4 comments
Defendant in Steinle killing faces new weapons charge

San Francisco prosecutors Tuesday added a new weapons charge against a Mexican national accused of killing a 32-year-old Pleasanton native at Pier 14 earlier this month in a case that has brought national interest to the city's immigration policies.

Wednesday, 7:33 AM | No comments yet
Firefighters extinguish grass fire at Camp Parks in Dublin

A 250-acre grass fire on the Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area that temporarily closed Tassajara Road in Dublin was contained yesterday afternoon.

Wednesday, 7:32 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pooch Parade top feature at tomorrow's 1st Wednesday Street Party

Tomorrow's 1st Wednesday Street Party in downtown Pleasanton will celebrate the dog days of summer with the 18th annual Pooch Parade starting at 7 p.m. on Main Street.

Tuesday, 12:04 PM | No comments yet
Red Cross needs blood donors to meet July goals

Faith groups throughout the Bay Area have been teaming with the American Red Cross to help maintain the community blood supply during the summer months.

Tuesday, 10:48 AM | 1 comment
Season's first 'Spare the Air' day called for today

As a heat wave moves into the Bay Area, the summer's first Spare
the Air Day has been called for today.

Tuesday, 7:15 AM | 8 comments
Applications available for Dublin's Leadership Academy

Applications are now being taken for "Inside Dublin," a seven-week program designed to provide community members first-hand information about municipal operations and community activities.

Tuesday, 6:59 AM | No comments yet
New officer joins Pleasanton Police Department

The Pleasanton Police Department welcomed a Pleasanton native as its newest officer this month.

Tuesday, 6:58 AM | 6 comments

Monday, July 27, 2015

Wheels holding community meeting tonight aimed at gaining views on bus service

The operator of the Wheels bus system and the Tri-Valley Rapid will hold a community meeting from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the Pleasanton Senior Center to gain the public's views on how to improve service.

Monday, 7:35 AM | 2 comments
Pleasanton Council raises City Manager Fialho's salary by 5%

Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho has been awarded a 5% salary increase, raising his annual pay to $206,877 from $197,026.

Monday, 7:22 AM | 9 comments
SAP relocating regional office from visible corner in Dublin to San Ramon

Software company SAP that occupies a highly visible building at Hacienda Drive and Dublin Boulevard is set to relocate its regional office from Dublin to San Ramon in 2017 after agreeing to lease 150,000 square feet of office space in Bishop Ranch's 2600 building.

Monday, 7:20 AM | 1 comment

Sunday, July 26, 2015

UC Berkeley named best public college in U.S.

The University of California at Berkeley is the number one public university in the United States.

Sunday, 7:22 AM | 13 comments
Seahawks post strong showing at Junior Olympics

The Pleasanton Seahawks earned a strong performance at the 2015 Summer Long Course Junior Olympics in San Jose earlier this month, bring home 95 medals overall.

Sunday, 7:11 AM | No comments yet
Study claims Bay Area roads among some of worst in country

The Bay Area has some of the worst roads in the country.

Sunday, 7:09 AM | 7 comments

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pleasanton-based Thoratec Corp. acquired by Minnesota medical firm

St. Jude Medical Inc. is set to acquire Pleasanton-based and HeartMate maker Thoratec Corp. in a transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion, or $63.50 per share.

Friday, 10:24 AM | 1 comment
Pleasanton Council bans smoking in city parks

The City Council Tuesday ordered a ban on smoking in all Pleasanton parks, agreeing with a recommendation of the city's Youth Commission that secondhand smoke poses a threat to others in the parks.

Friday, 7:42 AM | 34 comments
Church members' cars broken into while they're away on mission trip

Members of a Pleasanton church on an annual mission trip are returning to the unpleasant news that some of their cars were broken into while they were away.

Friday, 7:27 AM | No comments yet
Just moved? Here's how to get info in enrolling your child in PUSD classes, special programs

If you've recently moved to Pleasanton -- or if you're a parent of a public school child -- you may be wondering how to enroll your student in school or special programs while schools are closed.

Friday, 7:16 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 23, 2015

LPFD Deputy Chief retires, praised for dedication to community

Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Rodondi of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department retired Thursday after a ceremonial honor guard "walk-out" and ringing of the firehouse bells.

Thursday, 4:26 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton man throws out Giants' 1st pitch for organ donation awareness

Longtime Pleasanton resident Rafael Herrera tossed the opening pitch as the San Francisco Giants celebrated Donate Life Day on July 8 -- almost five years to the day since he received a successful transplant amid his battle with kidney failure.

Thursday, 4:24 PM | 1 comment
Pet predicament

Pet shelters across the Tri-Valley are straining to find homes for cats and dogs amid a busy summer season.

Thursday, 4:22 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Amador grad suits up for US Lacrosse

Pleasanton native Jackie Gilbert is in Scotland this week as part of the United States women's under-19 national team competing in the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships.

Wednesday, 4:14 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton water, sewer rates could increase this fall

The City Council voted Tuesday to start the public review process to consider increasing water and sewer rates.

Wednesday, 7:58 AM | 31 comments
Scientists warn that Hayward Fault expected to produce much larger quake

The fault that produced a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Fremont early Tuesday is expected to produce a major earthquake "any day now" and Bay Area residents should be prepared, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist has warned.

Wednesday, 7:15 AM | No comments yet
Applications due July 31 for National Night Out neighborhood watch event

National Night Out will be on Aug. 4, and Pleasanton Police has participated for 12 years.

Wednesday, 6:58 AM | No comments yet
Visit Tri-Valley seats 2 new board members

Two new directors have been named to the board of Visit Tri-Valley, a destination marketing organization that promotes tourism in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville.

Wednesday, 6:57 AM | 1 comment
Flags in Pleasanton being flown at half-staff to honor service members killed in Chattanooga

All flags at Pleasanton city facilities are being flown at half-staff until sunset today in honor of service members killed last week in Chattanooga.

Wednesday, 6:56 AM | 1 comment

Primaries and Pivots
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