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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Holiday happenings in Pleasanton

Festive crowds fill the streets and concert halls at this time of year, a favorite part of the season for many. Check out this list of holiday happenings in and around Pleasanton.

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County reports 45% turnout in Nov. 4 election

Alameda County Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis said this week that 366,599 of the county's 814,009 registered voters cast ballots in the Nov. 4 General Election, a 45.04% turnout.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Tip-A-Cop fundraiser tonight benefits Special Olympics

Pleasanton police won't be carrying handcuffs tonight -- instead, they'll be carrying trays, taking orders and raising money for the Special Olympics at Strizzi's.

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Enjoy 3 holiday events in Pleasanton starting today

Downtown Pleasanton rings in the holiday season with three events for children and adults on Main Street.

Friday, 7:58 AM | 3 comments
2014 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund now underway

Today marks the start of the Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign, 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, 7:25 AM | 1 comment
2 robberies attempted at local pharmacies, 1 succeeds

A lone robber attempted to hold up a pharmacy at a Safeway supermarket on Bernal Avenue without success Thursday but police believe the same man succeeded in stealing drugs a few minutes later from the pharmacy inside the Walmart store on Rosewood Drive.

Friday, 7:24 AM | 4 comments

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Season of sharing

It is the season of sharing, so we are inviting you to share memories past and present. Send your Santa photos and tell us about a memorable holiday experience or tradition.

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Pleasanton cheer teams qualify for nationals with high rankings

Four Pleasanton school cheer teams have qualified to compete at a national cheerleading competition scheduled for the end of March 2015.

Thursday, 7:43 AM | 3 comments
ValleyCare 'members' OK merger with Stanford

The ValleyCare Health System's corporate membership has overwhelmingly approved proposed bylaws and articles of incorporation changes enabling the affiliation process with Stanford Health Care to move forward, it was announced Thursday.

Thursday, 7:42 AM | 1 comment
Woman arrested on suspicion of stabbing boyfriend

A 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and domestic battery after Pleasanton police allege she stabbed her boyfriend this week.

Thursday, 7:41 AM | 1 comment
Police chase ends in Livermore, 2 arrests

Two men were arrested Wednesday morning after leading Pleasanton and Livermore police on a vehicle pursuit that ended at Yorkshire and Briarwood drives in Livermore.

Thursday, 7:40 AM | 4 comments

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Council gives go-ahead to upgrade, expand Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery

A City Council that just a few years ago was reluctant to spend $1 to acquire the historic, but run-down cemetery on Sunol Boulevard voted unanimously Tuesday night to spend $4.5 million to upgrade and expand what is now called Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery.

Wednesday, 9:27 AM | 1 comment
Council gives go-ahead to uprade, expand Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery

A City Council once reluctant to spend $1 to acquire the historic run-down cemetery on Sunol Boulevard voted unanimously last night to spend $4.5 million to upgrade and expand what is now called Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery.

Wednesday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
Zone 7 awarded $3-million in grants for drought projects, conservation

The Zone 7 Water Agency, which supplies water to the city of Pleasanton, will be awarded $3 million in grants for drought-relief projects and another $282,000 to increase its water conservation programs.

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2014 Fall Community Education Series wraps up tonight

The city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Parent Teacher Association Council will be hosting a free presentation tonight on parents' role in dealing with students homework.

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PUSD board approves textbooks

The Pleasanton school board voted Tuesday to approve a certification of compliance declaring the sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials.

Wednesday, 7:07 AM | 30 comments

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Alameda County Fair Board elects new president

Richard Sealana, Union City's superintendent of public works, has been elected president of the Alameda County Fair Board.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Swalwell chosen as House Democratic regional whip

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) was selected by his Democratic colleagues Friday to become a regional whip for the upcoming 114th Congress.

Monday, 8:12 AM | No comments yet
$4.5-million cemetery improvement plan goes to City Council tonight

The Pleasanton City Council will consider a plan tonight to spend up to $4.5 million to upgrade and substantially improve the city-owned Pioneer Cemetery on Sunol Boulevard.

Monday, 7:57 AM | 16 comments

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BART schedules changes today for Pleasanton trains to Daly City

Schedule changes today for Dublin/Pleasanton trains will affect riders heading to Daly City.

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Tri-Valley Hero: Fashion philanthropy

Alamo teen Riley Glasson helps provide a sense of confidence and optimism for her peers through the organization she manages called 1Closet, which collects and donates gently used and new clothing to teenagers in need.

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School board hearing on textbook sufficiency tonight

The Pleasanton school board will hold the second public hearing on the sufficiency of textbooks, instructional materials and laboratory science equipment tonight.

Sunday, 7:39 AM | 6 comments
Seahwawks weekend swim meet continuing today at Aquatic Center

The Pleasanton Seahawks swim team is hosting a three-day Junior Olympic swim meet that continues today and tomorrow at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center.

Sunday, 7:38 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Oakland man arrested on suspicion of rape, robbery

Investigators arrested an Oakland man Friday on suspicion of assaulting and robbing two alleged prostitutes in separate incidents at Pleasanton hotels earlier this fall, according to a police spokesman.

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Vintage Hills students fight world hunger

Students from Vintage Hills Elementary helped fight world hunger Friday by partnering with Kids Against Hunger for a school-wide pack-out.

Saturday, 9:02 AM | 1 comment

Friday, November 14, 2014

Talmud expert to talk about magic of ancient Babylonia at Beth Emek tonight

Is there a difference between a prayer and a spell?

Friday, 7:35 AM | 2 comments
Pleasanton baseball league opens registration for spring 2015

Pleasanton Foothill Little League has begun registration for all of its baseball divisions for the spring 2015 season.

Friday, 7:28 AM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Easing school registration

From the comfort of their own home or even from their hotel room on a family vacation, some Pleasanton school parents were able to register their child online, make required school payments and donate money through a new application called "Future Fund" -- which was designed by Pleasanton parent, Darian Shimy.

Friday, 7:28 AM | 12 comments
AVHS boys water polo season ends at sections

The Amador Valley High boys' varsity water polo team wrapped up its season last week with an opening-round postseason loss to league rival Monte Vista High.

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Camp Parks to hold 5-10K Veterans Day runs today

Camp Parks in Dublin and the Sean Brock Foundation will hold a Veterans Day run today to benefit Army morale programs and the Sean Brock Foundation.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Proposed S.F. law would force companies to provide 'predictable' schedules to part-time workers

San Francisco retail workers and their supporters gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday morning to show their support for an ordinance that could provide part-time hourly employees at chain stores in the city with more predictable schedules and incomes.

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Auto insurance fraud investigation nets 54 Bay Area arrests

A statewide investigation into auto insurance fraud resulted in the arrest of 54 people throughout the Bay Area, the state Department of
Insurance announced Wednesday.

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'Prelude to Winter' launches holiday season at Lynnewood Methodist at 2 p.m. today

Harmony Fusion Chorus, a women's barbershop chorus and chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will present "Prelude to Winter," an afternoon of carols and holiday songs, at 2 p.m. today at Lynnewood United Methodist Church in Pleasanton.

Thursday, 6:44 AM | No comments yet
Dentist's Halloween buy-back program brings in 533 pounds of candy

Dentist Steven Nerad and his office staff have collected a total of 532.93 pounds of Halloween candy since Oct. 31, donations from parents and children to send to military men and women on active duty overseas in exchange for a $1 a pound from the Pleasanton pediatric dentist and orthodontist.

Thursday, 6:42 AM | 1 comment
Chick-fil-A planning Pleasanton restaurant

Chick-fil-A, a national restaurant chain known for its lineup of grilled chicken entrees, plans to open a restaurant with inside eating and drive-through service across from the Larkspur Hotel in a shopping center that also includes In-N-Out and Denny's restaurants.

Thursday, 6:42 AM | 61 comments
Delightful 'Rain' onstage at the Firehouse

A fabulous cast is "Singin' in the Rain" at the Firehouse Arts Center through Nov. 23, presented by the Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre. The show, directed by David Judson, opened last weekend to sold-out audiences familiar with the beloved 1952 movie.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rosepointe homeowner back to Planning Commission tonight with second-story bid

Rosepointe community homeowner George Schmidtt will be back before the Pleasanton Planning Commission tonight to again seek approval to add a second story to his house on Hamilton Way.

Wednesday, 8:07 AM | 3 comments
Two sisters plead 'no contest' in Livermore child abuse case

Two sisters pleaded no contest Monday to one felony count each of willfully harming a child for binding babies with blankets during naptime at a Livermore child care facility.

Wednesday, 6:55 AM | No comments yet
MTC seeking comments on public transportation plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is seeking public review and comments on its Draft 2015 Public Participation Plan.

Wednesday, 6:54 AM | 3 comments
Foothill cheerleaders host kids cheer camp

The Foothill High competition cheer team will be hosting a mini cheer camp for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Wednesday, 6:54 AM | No comments yet
Hundreds turn out for opening of 'Innovate Pleasanton'

Tri-Valley Capital opened its spacious new "Innovate Pleasanton" office this week in Hacienda Business Park at a reception for more than 100 city, civic and business leaders.

Wednesday, 6:53 AM | 1 comment
Police searching for 2 missing people

Pleasanton police are searching for a missing Pleasanton woman and 11-year-old girl who are believed to be together.

Wednesday, 6:49 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Chamber holding Fall Business Mixer tonight at Fairgrounds

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will hold its Fall Business Tradeshow and Mixer from 5-7 p.m. today at the Palm Pavilion in the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Wednesday, 6:47 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

State's revenue for October hits $6 billion, beating estimates by 12.3%

Total revenues for October, the fourth month of Fiscal Year 2014-15, totaled $6.0 billion, coming in above Budget Act estimates by $662.2 million, or 12.3%, according to a report by State Controller John Chiang on Monday.

Tuesday, 7:55 AM | 14 comments
Donate a Thanksgiving meal to Tri-Valley families through tomorrow

The Tri-Valley Open Heart Kitchen is asking the community to provide a Thanksgiving meal in a bag for its clients from now until Monday, Nov. 17.

Tuesday, 7:55 AM | 4 comments
How long do I have to pay off my 401(k) loan after I leave my company?

Good for you for asking this question ahead of time! The answer is somewhat complex and the penalty for making a mistake is very costly, so you'll want to make sure you pay off the loan properly.

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It's Veterans Day, a national holiday to honor those who serve our country

Schools, government offices and many businesses are closed today in observance of Veterans Day, a national holiday held to honor all veterans who are now serving and those who have served and those who have given their lives in armed conflicts.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Baker wins Assembly race over Sbranti

Republican Catharine Baker, a Pleasanton attorney, has been elected 16th District State Assemblywoman, serving a wide area of the East Bay that includes Pleasanton and Dublin, where she lives.

Monday, 7:58 AM | 15 comments
Local entrepreneur to speak at Las Positas College Veterans Day program today

Army veteran Robert Morris will discuss how flying drones over Afghanistan led him to launch his fast-growing Livermore startup TerrAvion in a Veterans Day talk today at Las Positas College.

Monday, 7:36 AM | No comments yet
4 seized at Pleasanton Marriott for series of regional crimes

Four suspects accused of using a stolen credit card to pay for a room at the Marriott Hotel at 11950 Dublin Canyon Boulevard in Pleasanton were arrested Sunday by Pleasanton police.

Monday, 7:24 AM | 12 comments

Hayward NAACP officials threaten blog posters
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