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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

East Bay luxury housing market leveling off

Luxury home sales in the East Bay took a breather in May, edging lower from year-ago levels although still surpassing the previous month's total.

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Today is another 'Spare the Air' day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday because of expected unhealthy air conditions in the

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City, veterans organizations leaders join in groundbreaking for new Pioneer Cemetery memorial

City and civic leaders joined veterans' organizations yesterday to break ground on a $300,000 memorial at the top of the hill in Pioneer Cemetery.

Tuesday, 8:43 AM | 1 comment

Monday, June 27, 2016

Blue Star Moms hosting food drive for U.S. troops tomorrow at Fairgrounds

The Alameda County Fair will host a drive Wednesday benefiting the local Blue Star Moms, a group that sends care packages to deployed U.S. Troops in the Middle East.

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Get thee to 'The Winter's Tale'

Oft and anon in Pleasanton -- meaning, every summer -- San Francisco Shakespeare Festival comes to Amador Valley Community Park to amuse young and old alike with high-spirited productions of the Bard's offerings.

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Passenger traffic surging at Oakland Airport

Passenger growth surged at the Oakland International Airport last month, giving the airport its busiest May in eight years, Port of Oakland officials said Friday.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Oak Tree at Pleasanton racing picks for Sunday, June 26

Here are the picks for horse racing at the Alameda County Fair for Sunday, June 26, by racing expert Dennis Miller.

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Phone call from Santa Anita helps jockey win $50,000 Oak Tree Handicap

Jockey Ricky Gonzalez got simple instructions Saturday afternoon from trainer Jerry Hollendorfer before the $50,000 Oak Tree Handicap in the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet during the Alameda County Fair.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Firefighters from Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department now battling Kern County fires

Firefighters from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department have joined others on a strike team consisting of 22 firefighters and five Office of
Emergency Services (OES) engines from around the Bay Area to battle the Erskine fire near Lake Isabella in Kern County.

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Oak Tree at Pleasanton racing picks for today, June 25

Here are the picks for horse racing at the Alameda County Fair for Saturday, June 25, by racing expert Dennis Miller.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Oak Tree at Pleasanton racing picks for today, June 24

Here are the picks for horse racing at the Alameda County Fair for Friday, June 24, by racing expert Dennis Miller.

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Hintzke to seek re-election to Pleasanton school board

Pleasanton school board member Jamie Hintzke has announced that she will seek re-election to a third term on Nov. 8.

Friday, 8:58 AM | 11 comments
Dublin, Pleasanton moving forward on considering new big box stores despite opposition

Representatives of IKEA will hold community meetings tonight and Wednesday to provide details of a two-story, 377,000-square-foot furnishings store it plans to build on a vacant 27-acre site at Hacienda Drive and I-580 in Dublin, directly across from the Walmart center, Oracle and Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton.

Friday, 8:30 AM | 28 comments
Pleasanton: Stricken boy inspires nonprofit group

When Dillon O'Leary, 11, collapsed with a major brain hemorrhage just before walking onto a baseball field May 6, 2015, he was airlifted to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. As friends supported the family, they coalesced into a unit they dubbed Dillon Strong, fiercely determined to help the boy regain his health.

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Clydesdales appear today, LeAnn Rimes Sunday at Alameda County Fair

The Budweiser wagon and its famed Clydesdale horses and Dalmatian dog will appear today at the Alameda County Fair.

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'Save Mount Diablo' named 16th State Assembly District's nonprofit of year

Local environmental preservation organization Save Mount Diablo was honored at the State Capitol Wednesday as the 2016 Nonprofit of the Year for the 16th State Assembly District.

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DSRSD halts mandatory water-use restrictions

The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to lift mandatory limits on water use for consumers, opting instead to implement a 10% voluntary conservation goal going forward.

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Real estate investors searching for 'Safe Havens' following Brexit decision

Steve Hovland, director of research for HomeUnion, a U.S. real estate investment management firm, said Friday that while the overall impact of the UK's exit from the EU will take several months to become clear, uncertainty is sending sending investors rushing to safe havens, including U.S. Treasuries.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Oak Tree at Pleasanton Racing Picks Thursday, June 23

Here are the picks for today's horse racing at the Alameda County Fair for Thursday, June 23, by racing expert Dennis Miller.

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Campo di Bocce hosting 2016 Bocce championship through next Saturday

Campo di Bocce in Livermore is hosting the U.S. Bocce Federation's 2016 Bocce Championships today through July 2.

Thursday, 11:38 AM | 1 comment
Bicyclist who died in Pleasanton crash Thursday identified as Gail Turner, 72

A bicyclist who died after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday morning at the intersection of Bernal and Valley avenues and Stanley Boulevard has been identified as 72-year-old Gail Turner.

Thursday, 9:57 AM | 21 comments
Patelco, Stanford gain naming rights for new Bernal sports complex

Generous donations by Patelco Credit Union in Pleasanton and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto have given the two organizations naming rights for the new sports complex at Bernal Community Park set to open in October.

Thursday, 6:03 AM | 4 comments
License plate recognition cameras coming to Danville

Danville is set to become the latest Bay Area community to utilize license plate reader technology after the Town Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a police department proposal to bring the cameras to more than a dozen street intersections and six police patrol cars.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

City Council adopts 2016/17 record-high $105-million budget

The Pleasanton City Council approved a record-high $105-million budget for fiscal 2016/17 Tuesday that includes a 46% increase in estimated capital improvement expenditures over a year ago.

Wednesday, 8:33 AM | 11 comments
Real estate expert gives advice on buying first home

Taking a qualified home buying class will do more than teach you how to get a mortgage or pull together a down payment. It will help you determine the amount of home you can afford without endangering other lifetime financial goals.

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Housing market maintains momentum in May

The statewide median home price continued to climb last month, staying above $500,000 for the second straight month as a strained housing supply continued to push prices higher.

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Community meeting scheduled tomorrow to explain new water metering system

Two community outreach meetings are planned to demonstrate the new automated water meters that will replace existing meters in Pleasanton homes and businesses starting in August.

Wednesday, 6:36 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mountain lion or bobcat sighted in Golden Eagle Estates neighborhood

Smita Nadgir sent this photo she snapped Tuesday morning near her home on Foothill Road of what she believed was a mountain lion roaming in her Golden Eagle Estates neighborhood in Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 3:18 PM | 18 comments
Search of Dublin's Camp Parks turns up empty; reports of intruder unfounded

Reports of an intruder at the Camp Parks U.S. Army facility in Dublin on Tuesday morning were unfounded, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

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Camp Parks on temporary lockdown

Camp Parks in Dublin is temporarily locked down while police agencies search the garrison area after an unconfirmed report of intruder; no one seen and no confirmed shots fired, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

Tuesday, 12:03 PM | No comments yet
CHP arrests erratic driver in Pleasanton after chase, hit-and-run crashes

California Highway Patrol officers arrested a man in Pleasanton after he allegedly caused several hit-and-run crashes in Newark, Fremont and the Tri-Valley and drove the wrong way on I-680 on the Sunol Grade before being stopped on Sunol Boulevard last Saturday.

Tuesday, 8:57 AM | 6 comments
Fireworks go on sale today in Dublin

"Safe and Sane" fireworks will go on sale at noon Tuesday in Dublin, one of the few cities in the Bay Area where such sales are allowed to be sold by local non-profit organizations.

Tuesday, 8:47 AM | 3 comments
Iron Horse Trail pavement project begins

Work is underway to improve pavement conditions on the Iron Horse Regional Trail north from the Dublin-Pleasanton BART station, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.

Tuesday, 8:44 AM | 6 comments
Spare the Air alert issued for today

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for today in the Bay Area, the fourth such alert issued this month for unhealthy air conditions.

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Groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. today for Veterans Memorial at Pioneer Cemetery

The city of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Veterans Memorial Committee will hold a brief groundbreaking ceremony for a new Veterans Memorial at Pioneer Cemetery at 1 p.m. today.

Tuesday, 8:36 AM | 1 comment
Segments of Iron Horse Trail temporarily closed for pavement maintenance

The East Bay Regional Park District has closed segments of the Iron Horse Regional Trail for pavement maintenance and improvements.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Without Baze, jockey Juan Hernandez picks up the winning mounts at Fairgrounds

When Russell Baze, the all-time winningest jockey in North America, retired last week from riding, it meant the Northern California jockey colony was energized with the chance to pick up the mounts on some pretty good horses.

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Major traffic backup on I-680 following early morning crash

All lanes on southbound Interstate Highway 680 just north of Andrade Road near the Sunol Grade have reopened this morning.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Dennis Miller's racing picks for Sunday, June 19

Here are the picks for today's horse racing at the Alameda County Fair for Sunday, June 19, by racing expert Dennis Miller.

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Remembering dad on Father's Day at Sports Park

Ashley Olson spent part of Father's Day at Ken Mercer Sports Park next to a memorial stone that bears her dad's name.

Sunday, 6:25 AM | 1 comment
Pleasanton man admits to failing to pay employment taxes while company CFO

Pleasanton resident Muzaffar Hussain has pleaded guilty in federal court for failing to pay employment taxes while working as chief financial officer of Crossroads Home Health Care, Inc., according to prosecutors.

Sunday, 6:22 AM | 2 comments
Pleasanton museum hosting talk at 7 p.m. tonight about internment camps

Author Tadashi Kishi will speak at the Museum on Main in downtown Pleasanton at 7 p.m. Thursday about his experiences being locked away in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.

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Cantabella children's camps start today

The Cantabella Children's Chorus is offering "Choral, Rhythm and Movement" summer camps in Pleasanton for five days starting today and for another five days starting next Monday in Livermore.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Dennis Miller's racing picks for Saturday, June 18

Here are the picks for today's horse racing at the Alameda County Fair for Saturday, June 18, by racing expert Dennis Miller.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Ira Stein Trio at St. Augustine Catholic Church tonight

The Ira Stein Trio will play from 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday night in a public concert at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 3999 Bernal Ave. in Pleasanton.

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Pleasanton: 'Twiddle mitts' ease anxiety for dementia patients

A soft, knit rectangle. Some buttons or beads to fondle. Loose ribbons to quietly explore. "Memory mitts" bring comfort to residents of memory care units, and those at The Parkview in Pleasanton are the focus of a project just completed by the Pleasanton Senior Center's Friday Knitters Group.

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Triathlon series kicks off 29th season at 5 a.m. today at Shadow Cliffs

Hundreds of experienced and novice triathletes are set to converge at Shadow Cliffs Saturday for the first Tri-for-Fun triathlon event of the season with check-in and registration starting at 5 a.m. Saturday and the first wave hitting the water at 7 a.m.

Friday, 8:36 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton hosting open house on new civic center/library plans today

Pleasanton city representatives are hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to noon today to provide updates and solicit feedback from the public about proposals for a new Civic Center and library.

Friday, 8:27 AM | 9 comments
County considers $2.8 billion budget

Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi is proposing a $2.8 billion budget for the new fiscal year beginning July 1 that would include modest funding increases to community service providers and expand resources for affordable housing.

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Alameda County Fair: You can call me 'Big Al'

Growing up in Pleasanton in the 1960s and '70s meant you were inevitably around the horse-racing industry.

Friday, 8:17 AM | 1 comment
Tri-Valley water wholesaler eliminates mandatory water cutbacks

The Tri-Valley's water wholesaler decided to remove mandatory water conservation rules in light of a rainy winter season.

Friday, 8:16 AM | No comments yet
Dennis Miller's racing picks for June 17

Here are the picks for today's second day of horse racing at the Alameda County Fair for Friday, June 17, by racing expert Dennis Miller.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

FBI offers new reward for serial killer, rapist with Valley crimes

The FBI announced Wednesday a reward of up to $50,000 for the identity, arrest and conviction of a person suspected in 12 killings and 45 rapes in California, five of which occurred in this area in 1979.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Anti-Costco group files petitions for Nov. 8 vote to ban store on Johnson Drive

Opponents of a possible bid by Costco to build a new membership-only retail store on Johnson Drive in Pleasanton filed a petition with the City Clerk's office yesterday to place an initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot that would ban stores that large from being built there.

Wednesday, 8:50 AM | 82 comments
Tribute to Bees Gees at Firehouse today

A Tribute to the Bee Gees at the Firehouse Arts Center Theater has had another performance added, by popular demand, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Hart principal Terry Conde reassigned to Amador Valley High as VP

Hart Middle principal Terry Conde has been reassigned as a vice principal at Amador Valley High School, prompting a series of promotions and other administrative shuffling.

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School board brings back all elementary, middle school librarians

Pleasanton's school board chipped away at approved layoffs yet again last night, restoring more librarians whose jobs were scheduled to be cut.

Wednesday, 7:36 AM | 11 comments

Pleasanton Costco appears headed to crowded November ballot
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