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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Turkeys pardoned by President Obama named by Pleasanton students

The two turkeys chosen for this year's presidential pardon owe their unique names to a gaggle of Pleasanton students.

Wednesday, 1:51 PM | 2 comments
Council's action protects 88 homes as historic

The City Council's decision to amend the Pleasanton Municipal Code to identify historic homes creates more protections for many houses in the downtown area built before 1942 and eases the uncertainty both owners and city planners have had in dealing with major changes or expansions to these properties.

Wednesday, 8:18 AM | No comments yet
Declining registration leads to merger of 2 Pleasanton Little league organizations

Pleasanton American Little League and Pleasanton National Little League have combined efforts to create a new, joint Pleasanton Little League starting in the upcoming season.

Wednesday, 8:13 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday parade set for Dec. 5 on Main Street

Pleasanton's Hometown Holiday celebration, the city's most festive event, starts at 5 p.m. next Saturday, Dec. 5, featuring music, floats, colorfully-dressed marching groups and, of course, Santa himself

Tuesday, 7:09 AM | 2 comments

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tri-Valley Hero: Ellen Aguirre, raising guide dog puppies

When Ellen and Joe Aguirre turned off the freeway in San Rafael 22 years ago to check out Guide Dogs for the Blind, Ellen didn't know it would be a turning point in her life.

Monday, 7:33 AM | No comments yet
Suspects arrested in connection with Dublin bank robbery

Police have arrested two suspects wanted in connection with a bank robbery last week in Dublin.

Monday, 7:31 AM | No comments yet
Alameda County's unemployment rate now at 4.5%, below state's rate of 5.8%

The number of workers without jobs in California decreased last month from the previous month and the number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased.

Monday, 7:23 AM | 3 comments
East Bay luxury home sales edge higher

East Bay luxury home sales edged up 5.3% last month from a year ago but the median sale price trended lower.

Monday, 7:23 AM | No comments yet
Livermore duplex catches fire for second time in 2 days

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that burned a Livermore duplex Friday night for the second time in two days.

Monday, 7:21 AM | No comments yet
Foothill takes Freedom 45-14; Amador Valley falls to Antioch 58-21 in NCS quarters

Isaiah Floyd has been a force throughout the football season for the Foothill Falcons, scoring touchdowns in bunches as the Falcons finished the regular season 10-0 and brought home the East Bay Athletic League title.

Monday, 7:12 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Tonight's meeting of the Pleasanton Bicycle, Pedestrian & Trails Committee cancelled

The meeting of the Pleasanton Bicycle, Pedestrian & Trails Committee, scheduled for Monday night, has been cancelled.

Sunday, 3:27 PM | No comments yet
Nation's first USDA-certified organic fast food restaurant opens in Pleasanton

A restaurant that says it is the nation's first U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified organic fast food restaurant has opened in Pleasanton, serving only organic options from California.

Sunday, 7:55 AM | No comments yet
'80s new wave sound comes to Tri-Valley Friday

A Flock of Seagulls, the new wave band of the 1980s known for their bizarre haircuts as well as for their single "I Ran (So Far Away)," will perform at 8 p.m., Friday at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

Sunday, 7:54 AM | No comments yet
Comedian discusses life story, identity with equal rights-focused students at Amador Valley

Brian Copeland, a San Leandro-based comedian and author, took the stage at Amador Valley High on Thursday to discuss race, inequality and how to deal with being different.

Sunday, 7:53 AM | 1 comment

Friday, November 20, 2015

Zone 7 general manager granted 15% raise

Zone 7 Water Agency's general manager was granted a 15% salary increase by the agency's Board of Directors at Wednesday's board meeting.

Friday, 4:10 PM | 50 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Rising Star

Fifty sixth-graders are riding around on their first bicycles after a determined Tri-Valley teen decided to make a difference.

Friday, 7:50 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton college student honored with Eagle Scout award

Copeland Green from Boy Scout Troop 948, a 2014 graduate of Amador Valley High School and current mechanical engineering student at Colorado State University, received his Eagle Scout award at a special Court of Honor ceremony Sunday at Centerpointe Presbyterian Church.

Friday, 7:46 AM | No comments yet
Zone 7 gains official control over well permitting, fee collection in region

With groundwater protection becoming an increasingly important issue, Zone 7 Water Agency officially adopted a new county rule that gives the agency authority over permitting for new well drilling, maintenance and other situations.

Friday, 7:43 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Weekly's 2015 Holiday Fund now underway

The Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign is now underway, a time when we ask our readers to turn their thoughts to supporting local nonprofit agencies and services that care for those in need year-round.

Friday, 7:42 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, November 19, 2015

No one injured after driver plows into Dublin Goodwill store

A driver crashed into a Goodwill store in Dublin Wednesday afternoon, damaging the store but injuring no one.

Thursday, 6:49 AM | No comments yet
Controlled burns in Livermore's Sycamore Grove Park end today

Firefighters are conducting controlled burns at Sycamore Grove Park near Livermore through Monday.

Thursday, 6:44 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Services at 10 a.m. today for Amador Valley junior Jorge Barraza

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today for Jorge Barraza, a 17-year-old Amador Valley High School junior who died Nov. 15 after he was hit by a car on First Street and Abbie Street.

Wednesday, 1:42 PM | 5 comments
City Council continues again a decision on Lund Ranch II development

The City Council, hopelessly deadlocked over a developer's bid to build 50 homes in Pleasanton's southeast hills after a 3-1/2 hour public hearing, voted unanimously Tuesday night to try again at its Dec. 1 meeting.

Wednesday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
Kids work to defeat hunger by packing meals

Vintage Hills Elementary students recently packaged about 13,000 meals to send to hungry families.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM | No comments yet
Services at 1 p.m. today for Anders Pederson

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at St. Augustine Catholic Church for Anders Pederson, who died Nov. 2 just over a week after surgery in which he donated a kidney to his sister Kelly.

Wednesday, 7:29 AM | 8 comments
Swalwell bill aims to encourage college-student entrepreneurship

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) introduced a new bill this month aimed at spurring young entrepreneurs by creating a competitive grant program to establish, expand or enhance business incubators at universities and colleges.

Wednesday, 7:29 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Workshop tonight aims to make holiday season brighter for those in grief

The joyous holiday season can serve as a painful reminder to some who have lost loved ones during the year. But there are ways to manage one's grief in order to get through the holidays.

Tuesday, 3:06 PM | No comments yet
Making holidays bright, and affordable

Already dreading what you'll spend this holiday season? It doesn't have to be that way.

Tuesday, 6:22 AM | No comments yet

Monday, November 16, 2015

Flags flying at half-staff to honor victims of Paris attacks

The cities of Pleasanton and Dublin are flying local government flags at half-staff through sunset tonight to honor the victims of the attacks which took place in Paris last week.

Monday, 12:21 PM | 12 comments
EBAL competition shows Pleasanton high schools' strength

Ask anyone around the East Bay Athletic League what is the best prep football league in Northern California and to a person they will say the EBAL.

Monday, 12:04 PM | 1 comment
Harvest Park, Pleasanton Middle schools have new principals in district's administrators shuffle

Harvest Park and Pleasanton Middle schools have new school leaders as a result of Pleasanton school district administrative changes.

Monday, 11:08 AM | 1 comment
Pleasanton teen identified as victim in fatal pedestrian crash

The pedestrian who died after being hit by a car near downtown Pleasanton Sunday evening has been identified as 17-year-old Jorge Barraza, according to the Alameda County Coroner's Office.

Monday, 10:32 AM | 34 comments
Lund Ranch hearing back on Council's agenda for tonight

A public hearing that was twice postponed on a bid by Greenbriar Homes to build 50 houses on the now-vacant 195-acre Lund Ranch II will be held by the Pleasanton City Council tonight.

Monday, 7:34 AM | 5 comments
Pleasanton youth basketball champions

The Catholic Community of Pleasanton (CCOP) seventh-grade boys basketball team went 3-0 to capture the championship in the St. Joachim CYO 7th-Grade National Tournament over Halloween weekend.

Monday, 7:17 AM | No comments yet
Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on First at Abbie streets

A pedestrian was killed Sunday evening after being hit by a car on First Street at Abbie Street.

Monday, 7:13 AM | 17 comments

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Producing public art in Pleasanton

A new statue was unveiled outside the Pleasanton library on Bernal Avenue last week. The statue, "On the Count of Three," was a gift to the city from the Harrington Art Partnership.

Sunday, 3:41 PM | No comments yet

Friday, November 13, 2015

Pleasanton police investigate Veterans Day groping incident

Pleasanton police seek the public's help in identifying a man accused of groping a woman as she jogged at Ken Mercer Sports Park on Wednesday evening.

Friday, 3:37 PM | 1 comment
Foothill grad Brandon Crawford wins Gold Glove, Silver Slugger awards

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, a 2005 graduate of Foothill High School, received his first Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards this week, honoring him for his prowess on defense and at the plate last season.

Friday, 7:22 AM | 2 comments
3-dimensional quilting exhibit opens at Pleasanton Firehouse

Susan Else's 3-dimensional fabric sculpture "Hard Times" is part of the Harrington Gallery's juried exhibition, "STRATA: Studio Art Quilt Associates," that opened this week and runs through Dec. 16.

Friday, 7:18 AM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Josh Burger, inspirational speaker

Josh Burger wasn't expected to get much out of life. The disease that made it unlikely he would live past birth also limited his growth and movement. But 24 years later, he's a high school graduate, a local public speaker and an inspiration to children and adults in the Tri-Valley.

Friday, 7:09 AM | 4 comments
College crunch time

If you see Pleasanton teenagers who look like they haven't slept in three days, they're likely seniors who are going through the gauntlet of college applications.

Friday, 7:08 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Amador Valley gym class practices how to avoid abduction

About 30 teens in Dawn Silva's Lifetime Fitness physical education course at Amador Valley -- which includes lessons throughout the year on Zumba, yoga and pilates -- learned techniques to avoid and escape abduction and assault over the course of three weeks.

Thursday, 6:53 AM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Turkey Burn to promote exercise before the feast

The first-ever Tri-Valley Turkey Burn free run is intended to be a family friendly event to get families exercising together before the Thanksgiving Day feast.

Thursday, 6:44 AM | No comments yet
School board OKs contract with firm to search for new superintendent

Omaha-based search firm McPherson & Jacobson LLC was formally approved Tuesday night as the Pleasanton Unified School District's choice to run its superintendent search.

Thursday, 6:43 AM | No comments yet

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