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Thursday, July 31, 2014

'Spare the Air' day tomorrow in Pleasanton

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Friday in Pleasanton because of expected unhealthy pollution levels.

Thursday, 5:40 PM | No comments yet
Bryman closes BioHealth College, other for-profit colleges

Bryman College Monday closed BioHealth College in San Jose and its other for-profit colleges in Hayward, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San
Jose, according to the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.

Thursday, 7:56 AM | No comments yet
Sunol residents, Girl Scouts build mini-library downtown

Sunol residents and Girl Scouts Troop 32866 have built a small community library on the town's Main Street.

Thursday, 7:55 AM | 3 comments

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ValleyCare's merger agreement with Stanford moving forward

Plans to merge ValleyCare Health System and its Pleasanton medical center into Stanford University health care system are proceeding on schedule although the final combination could take a number of months to complete.

Wednesday, 7:54 AM | 4 comments
Oakland A's lease gets county board approval

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an agreement to extend the Oakland Athletics' lease at the O.co Coliseum for another 10 years.

Wednesday, 6:29 AM | No comments yet
Pooch parade at 1st Wednesday street party next week

More than 200 dogs will strut down Main Street for the annual Pooch Parade during Pleasanton's 1st Wednesday Street Party on Aug.
6.

Wednesday, 6:28 AM | No comments yet
Large turnout for signing re-election papers for Mayor Jerry Thorne

More than 100 supporters of Mayor Jerry Thorne crowded into the home of Joyce and Bob Shapiro in Vintage Hills Tuesday night to sign Thorne's nomination papers as he seeks re-election on Nov. 4.

Wednesday, 6:28 AM | No comments yet
Tom Hall chosen as president of Pleasanton North Rotary Club

Businessman Tom Hall has begun a one-year term as president of Pleasanton North Rotary (PNR).

Wednesday, 6:27 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Former Alisal principal to lead Livermore school

Terri Quesinberry, whose departure as Alisal Elementary principal was announced last week, has been hired as the principal at Sunset Elementary School in Livermore.

Tuesday, 4:39 PM | 20 comments
Shadow Cliffs beaches now open

Shadow Cliffs beaches are open again after nearly a week of closures due to high levels of E. coli bacteria.

Tuesday, 12:52 PM | 4 comments
Don't let family stories disappear

To record family photographs and the stories behind them, Bill Levesque has launched Timeshaker.com. Photos can be uploaded to the site, then other family members can pitch in with their memories and background information.

Tuesday, 7:53 AM | 2 comments

Monday, July 28, 2014

What's in your house?

Tricia Hoekwater returned home from work one day in 2000 to find that her house had been robbed.

Monday, 6:33 AM | No comments yet
Seniors living well: Activities keep minds, bodies well-tuned

Once over the hill, we pick up speed -- so the joke goes. This may be so, but seniors today aim at slowing down the process, by eating right and exercising their brains as well as their bodies.

Monday, 6:32 AM | No comments yet
Banana spill on I-580 causing 3-hour backup into Pleasanton

A big-rig crash on westbound Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore is causing serious traffic delays this morning, up to three hours as of 6:30 a.m.

Monday, 6:26 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Safeway shareholders approve Albertsons merger

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for Pleasanton, Safeway shareholders have voted to approve the acquisition of the Pleasanton-based supermarket chain by an affiliate of Albertsons, another national supermarket firm that has its corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho.

Sunday, 7:56 AM | 23 comments
BART awarded $17.4-million federal grant to better secure Transbay Tube

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and a group of others in Congress have led a successful effort to obtain a $17.4 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security secure the Transbay BART Tube that connects the East Bay and San Francisco against a potential terrorist attack.

Sunday, 7:23 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pros and cons for adopting a new pet

When Gail Ruvalcaba met Puddles at the Valley Humane Society, she knew he was the purrfect pet for her. She was seeking to provide a good life -- and a good ending -- for a cat, and Puddles, although less than 2 years old, has a limited life expectancy.

Saturday, 10:12 AM | 3 comments
New racketeering charges against suspended state Sen. Yee, others

A federal grand jury in San Francisco issued an expanded corruption and organized-crime indictment Friday that includes new racketeering charges against suspended state Sen. Leland Yee, Chinatown
association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and others.

Saturday, 10:09 AM | No comments yet
Lewd acts charges lead to arrest of Livermore soccer facility coach

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a lewd act on a child in Livermore.

Saturday, 9:54 AM | 4 comments
Students produce one-hour special of local interviews for TV30

Tri-Valley Youth View, a one-hour special TV program produced by middle and high school students who attended the TV30 Summer Camp, is currently airing on TV30.

Saturday, 8:46 AM | No comments yet

Friday, July 25, 2014

Beaches still closed at Shadow Cliffs due to E. coli levels

Shadow Cliffs beaches have been closed due to high levels of E. coli bacteria measurement.

Friday, 1:16 PM | 6 comments
Great Bull Run, Tomato Royale at Fairgrounds today

The Great Bull Run and Tomato Royale come to the Alameda County Fairgrounds today, but the events are not for the faint-hearted or those with coveted clothes.

Friday, 8:11 AM | 12 comments
Spare the Air alert issued as Pleasanton heads for near 100-degrees today

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for today with Pleasanton temperatures to near the triple-digit level with low winds.

Friday, 7:54 AM | 3 comments
Pleasanton's Relay for Life takes steps forward in fight against cancer

Pleasanton's annual Relay for Life event last weekend brought out 26 registered teams, 62 cancer survivors and 236 individual participants, equipped with walking shoes and water bottles to fight against cancer.

Friday, 7:48 AM | No comments yet
High levels of E. coli in Shadow Cliffs causes partial closure

The south beach of Shadow Cliffs Lake closed Wednesday afternoon due to an extremely high E. coli bacteria measurement, according to the East Bay Regional Park District website.

Friday, 7:46 AM | 10 comments

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guest Opinion: Say No to unnecessary growth

Pleasanton residents have repeatedly shown overwhelming support for slow, balanced growth.

Thursday, 8:06 AM | 9 comments
Guest Opinion: City of Planned Progress: Fighting for local land use control

As your Mayor, I would like to provide you an informed perspective regarding the issue of growth, state-mandates and growth management.

Thursday, 7:58 AM | 8 comments
Low interest rates perk up California home sales

Lower interest rates and stabilizing home prices combined to boost home sales in June, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) reported this week.

Thursday, 7:55 AM | No comments yet
Principal quits job at Alisal Elementary School

Alisal Elementary School principal Terri Quesinberry has resigned.

Thursday, 7:53 AM | 27 comments

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Two Pleasanton school board seats up for grabs

Two Pleasanton Unified School District board seats are up for election this November, and both incumbents, plus one challenger, have declared their candidacy thus far.

Wednesday, 4:28 PM | 75 comments
3 now in race for Pleasanton City Council

Three candidates are now in the race to fill two available seats on the Pleasanton City Council in next November's municipal election.

Wednesday, 4:26 PM | No comments yet
ValleyCare to hold annual meeting tonight

ValleyCare Health Systems board of directors will hold their annual meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the ValleyCare Medical Center cafeteria, 5575 W. Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 8:01 AM | No comments yet
Alameda County earns 7 awards at national conference

Thanks to its technology and imaginative approaches to addressing key challenges, Alameda County came away with seven Achievement Awards at the National Association of Counties (NACO) conference this month.

Wednesday, 7:24 AM | No comments yet
Foreign buyers claiming 14% of home sales in California

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments.

Wednesday, 7:19 AM | 12 comments
Pleasanton Hilton takes the name DoubleTree

The Pleasanton Hilton Hotel has been renamed DoubleTree in a move by the hotels' parent company to increase the use of the DoubleTree name at its suburban facilities while keeping the Hilton name for its upscale hotels in larger cities.

Wednesday, 7:18 AM | 6 comments
Water restored to Pleasanton apartment complex

After four consecutive days without water, residents of Pleasanton's Springhouse Apartments now have their water supply restored.

Wednesday, 7:05 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Red Cross blood drive in Pleasanton tomorrow

To help prevent a summer blood shortage, the American Red Cross is holding blood drives throughout the Bay Area, including one tomorrow in Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 7:40 AM | No comments yet
Ellie Mae makes Pleasanton its corporate headquarters

Ellie Mae, a provider of on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry, announced Monday that it has signed a long-term lease for more than 100,000 square feet of office space that will be the site of its new corporate headquarters in Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 7:26 AM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Heroes

The Pleasanton Weekly is seeking nominations and sponsorships for the Tri-Valley Heroes awards program, our salute to the individuals, groups or organizations that stand out because of their actions, integrity or honor.

Tuesday, 7:26 AM | No comments yet
Shrieking sound keeps Pleasanton residents awake at night

Distressing, unnerving and strange sounds have roused Pleasanton resident Keli Martinez in the middle of the night for several years, but she said she and her family finally solved the mystery while walking the dog earlier this month.

Tuesday, 7:24 AM | 25 comments

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pleasanton apartment complex tenants without water for 4 days

Residents at Pleasanton's Springhouse Apartments have been experiencing their own drought since Friday afternoon when the apartment's main high-pressure water pipe broke.

Monday, 4:25 PM | 20 comments
'Taste Our Terroir' at local wineries today

Livermore Valley winegrowers are presenting their annual premier food and wine affair, Taste Our Terroir today, celebrating and educating wine lovers with a "taste of the land."

Monday, 7:40 AM | No comments yet
Builder confidence keeps rising in West, U.S.

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes reached an important milestone in July, rising four points to a reading of 53 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Monday, 7:34 AM | No comments yet
The New Christy Minstrels to perform in Livermore tonight

The New Christy Minstrels will be performing at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Monday, 7:31 AM | No comments yet
Plein air exhibit at Harrington Gallery ends tomorrow

This is the final week to view the current exhibit at the Harrington gallery, "Jade Fon Retrospective & Plein Air Painters," which closes tomorrow.

Monday, 7:29 AM | No comments yet
Governor signs bill aimed at easing sexual assault victims' access to counseling

A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Friday aims to ease the process for sexual assault victims to receive counseling services.

Monday, 7:28 AM | No comments yet

DSRSD's Kohnen Scholarship on Hold
By Roz Rogoff | 0 comments | 770 views

Fifty Ways to Craze Your Donors
By Tom Cushing | 0 comments | 657 views

Pleasanton's water use matches Las Vegas
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 428 views

Be a sport: Send us your youth sports news, scores and photos
By Gina Channell-Allen | 0 comments | 408 views

When Adult Children Go Off to College: Keeping Your Eye on The Law
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 309 views