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Monday, September 15, 2014

Dublin Chrysler-Jeep dealer moving to Pleasanton

Dublin's Stoneridge Chrysler-Jeep dealership plans to move to Pleasanton's new auto mall in Staples Ranch at the corner of I-580 and El Charro Road.

Monday, 7:54 AM | 5 comments
New kosher wine ready for start of Jewish New Year

A new kosher 2012 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon named "Alef" was released yesterday in time for the Jewish New Year, which begins this year at sundown on Sept. 24.

Monday, 7:05 AM | No comments yet
Library needs English, literacy tutors

September is Literacy Awareness Month in California, and the Pleasanton Library Literacy Program is looking for more volunteer literacy tutors.

Monday, 7:01 AM | No comments yet
Sage cafe opens today at Pleasanton Senior Center

The Pleasanton Senior Center will host the Grand Opening of the Sage Café starting at 11:30 a.m. today.

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Brian Copeland to present 2 one-man shows at Las Positas College

Brian Copeland will present two of his highly acclaimed one-man shows at Las Positas College, the first on Wednesday and another on Oct. 1.

Monday, 6:53 AM | No comments yet
Buchanan hosting small business forum Wednesday

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan will host a free public meeting Wednesday in Dublin for small business owners as well as individuals interested in starting a business.

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Chinese dance: Pleasanton studio's dancers performing Sunday at Chabot College

Dancers at the Xiaopei Chinese Dance Inc. studio in Pleasanton will perform at China Night at 3 p.m. next Sunday at Chabot College in Hayward.

Monday, 6:48 AM | No comments yet
TRAFFIC ALERT: I-880 reopened after major crash at Marina Blvd.

Pleasanton commuters heading west on I-238 onto I-880 north can expect major delays this morning following a crash in the northbound lanes of I-880 involving a big-rig and at least 12 other vehicles. At least one car caught fire.

Monday, 6:19 AM | No comments yet

Friday, September 12, 2014

Firehouse kicks off season of world-class headliners

The Firehouse Arts Center has kicked off its 2014-15 season, featuring Grammy and Tony Award winners, Broadway headliners, rock and jazz legends, and award-winning theater companies.

Friday, 6:48 AM | No comments yet
Livermore golf pro pleads guilty to abusing boys he taught

A Livermore golf instructor pleaded guilty Thursday to seven felony counts for sexually abusing three boys he was teaching and then trying to solicit someone to murder them.

Friday, 6:43 AM | 4 comments
Air quality agency orders another 'Spare the Air' day

A second straight Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area for Friday because of unhealthy ozone pollution levels expected in the
region, air quality officials said.

Friday, 6:32 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, September 11, 2014

BART board to hear tips today on avoiding strikes

A consultant who was hired by BART's board of directors to try to prevent strikes in the future will present her recommendations to the board at their meeting on Thursday.

Thursday, 8:47 AM | 7 comments
Remembering Sept. 11

"The air was extraordinarily crisp and clear, and the sky unusually blue when I emerged from the subway station on Sept. 11, 2001, and headed to my office building at 140 Broadway across from the World Trade Center," Pleasanton resident Nancy Lyness recalls.

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A day we remembered

Thursday, like Pearl Harbor and the Challenger disaster, was a day we remembered -- where we were, what we were doing, the terrible emotions we felt as terrorists destroyed the two World Trade Center towers, a part of the Pentagon and crashed United Airline Flight 93 into a field at Shanksville, Penn., killing the 40 passengers and crew aboard, including Tom Barnett, the chief financial officer of Thoratec in Pleasanton.

Thursday, 7:48 AM | 11 comments
Pleasanton Weekly, TV30 hosting Pleasanton candidates forums on Oct. 2

The Pleasanton Weekly and TV30 will host two free and public forums for Pleasanton mayoral and City Council candidates starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.

Thursday, 7:35 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sandra J. Wing Foundation's 'Party Palooza' now underway

The 6th annual "Party Palooza" will be held this month and next with nine events planned to raise money for the the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation.

Wednesday, 6:42 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton school board votes to continue modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board voted 3-2 Tuesday against the motion to rescind June's approval of the "modified lite" calendar for the 2015-16 school year.

Wednesday, 6:37 AM | 109 comments

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Local taekwon-do students bring home 18 medals

A team of 20 black-belt students from Jue's Taekwon-Do studio in Pleasanton returned from this year's ITF World Taekwon-Do Championships last month having won a total of 18 medals.

Tuesday, 7:51 AM | No comments yet
9/11 Remembrance ceremony at 9:45 this morning in Pleasanton

The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 will be observed in a brief ceremony starting at 9:45 a.m. today at the headquarters of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, 3560 Nevada St. at Bernal Avenue.

Tuesday, 7:51 AM | 12 comments
Pleasanton Senior Center hosting 'Senior Services Day' today

Today is Senior Services Day at the Pleasanton Senior Center.

Tuesday, 7:50 AM | 1 comment
Red Cross launches online App for blood donors

The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of donors' hands.

Tuesday, 7:11 AM | No comments yet

Monday, September 8, 2014

Kids help cookbook writer with 'Tasty Treats'

When cookbook maven Parisa Ambwani wanted to publish a volume of healthy recipes for children, "Enticing Tasty Treats," she had a team of consultants: Bay Area youngster, including her grandchildren who live in Pleasanton.

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Free bus rides for Pleasanton students through Sunday

Pleasanton middle and high school students have the opportunity to receive free bus rides to school through next Sunday.

Monday, 7:38 AM | No comments yet
Oakland Raiders agree to $1.25-million settlement in suit by Raiderettes

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a class action lawsuit that was filed by cheerleaders who alleged that the football team was violating state labor laws, including failing to pay the minimum wage.

Monday, 7:36 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton school board to take second look at calendar tonight

The Pleasanton school board could possibly take action this evening to rescind June's adoption of the new 2015-16 school calendar.

Monday, 7:31 AM | 37 comments
Pleasanton police captain elected president of Hope Hospice board

The Hope Hospice Board of Directors has elected Pleasanton resident and police captain Craig Eicher as president, announced Thursday.

Monday, 7:27 AM | No comments yet
Local artist pledges to donate 100% of Harvest Festival sales to charity

The Pleasanton Harvest Festival will welcome a new, local artist this year, one who has been committed to both art and community service for over six decades.

Monday, 7:19 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton's soccer season 2014 opens with parade on Main Street

Hundreds of youngsters paraded down Main Street in Pleasanton Saturday to mark the opening day of games among the Ballistic United Soccer Club for boys and the Pleasanton RAGE for girls.

Monday, 7:10 AM | 19 comments

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Smoke advisory in Bay Area due to northern California wildfires

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory to alert Bay Area residents to the potential for poor air quality due to Northern California wildfires through Monday.

Sunday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
Jarrod Poston completes basic training at West Point

Cadet Jarrod Bradley Poston, son of Mary and Bradley Poston of Pleasanton, successfully completed six weeks of basic training at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Sunday, 7:52 AM | 7 comments
Lions Wayside, Delucchi parks plan on Parks & Rec agenda tonight

The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Commission will consider a plan for improving and enlarging Lions Wayside and Delucchi parks at its meeting tonight.

Sunday, 7:51 AM | 6 comments

Friday, September 5, 2014

Pleasanton police arrest 32-year-old in domestic violence incident on Francisco Street

Pleasanton Police Thursday arrested a 32-year-old man on charges of domestic violence against a woman in her home on Francisco Street.

Friday, 8:01 AM | No comments yet
Luxury home sales in East Bay jump 29%

Luxury home sales in the East Bay continued to climb in July with sales jumping 29% from a year ago.

Friday, 7:51 AM | No comments yet
Amador Valley students place in film festival Top 3

Three student teams from Amador Valley High School were chosen as the Top 3 winners in San Jose State University's Spring Green Ninja Festival.

Friday, 7:49 AM | No comments yet
East Bay Stand Down ends today at Pleasanton Fairgrounds

The East Bay Stand Down, a four-day event for homeless, needy and displaced veterans, ends today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Friday, 7:48 AM | No comments yet
Chevron to pay $278,000 to settle air quality violations at refinery

Chevron has agreed to pay $278,000 to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for more than two-dozen air quality violations at its Richmond refinery between 2011 and 2013, air district officials announced Thursday.

Friday, 7:28 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Planners OK McKay's Taphouse on Main Street

The Pleasanton Planning Commission, with the support of the Pleasanton Downtown Association, has approved a bid by Barbara and Josh McKay to open a beer and wine garden with food service in a picturesque two story building on lower Main Street.

Thursday, 7:52 AM | 18 comments
Services at 1 p.m. today for Robert Warnick, former Public Works Director

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. today for Robert Warnick, a Navy veteran and former public works director in Pleasanton, who died July 19 in Castro Valley with his wife, Sarah, and daughter Debra at his side. He was 82.

Thursday, 7:50 AM | 2 comments
7-Eleven at Valero gas station gets planners OK, goes to Council

The owners of the Valero service station at West Las Positas and Santa Rita Road won the Pleasanton Planning Commission's approval of their bid to convert a service bay into a new 7-Eleven convenience store, but just barely.

Thursday, 7:46 AM | 36 comments
PPIE raises record $330,000 during school registration

Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation raised $330,000 -- a record amount of donations -- during the launch of the 2015-16 Giving Fund Campaign.

Thursday, 7:44 AM | 3 comments

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sports Park renamed for the late Pleasanton Mayor Ken Mercer

Friends of the late Mayor Ken Mercer turned out Tuesday to dedicate Pleasanton Sports Park in his name.

Wednesday, 7:57 AM | No comments yet
School board set to discuss school calendar again tomorrow

The Pleasanton school board tomorrow may reconsider the 2015-16 school calendar that was adopted in June after parents and students asked the board to revoke their vote at the August 19 board meeting.

Wednesday, 7:26 AM | 35 comments
Pleasanton Chamber to host candidates' forum tomorrow

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. tomorrow at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 7:23 AM | 4 comments
Celebrate 'Green' at tonight's last 1st Wednesday street party

Celebrate Green in downtown Pleasanton tonight during the 1st Wednesday Street Party, the last one of the summer.

Wednesday, 7:22 AM | 6 comments

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sports Park dedication moved from 4 p.m. to 5 today

Pleasanton Sports Park will be renamed for the late Mayor Ken Mercer at a ceremony at 5 p.m. today.

Tuesday, 7:40 AM | 3 comments
Pleasanton North Rotary holding its 'Starry Night' gala Sept. 20

The Pleasanton North Rotary Club will hold its annual fundraiser gala Sept. 20, a benefit that helps fund local and international service projects the club supports.

Tuesday, 7:22 AM | 1 comment
Graffiti found at Foothill High over weekend

Pleasanton police are investigating vulgar and racially charged graffiti that was found on the Foothill High School campus Monday.

Tuesday, 6:33 AM | 18 comments

Bandwidth and the spinning wheel: Net neutrality
By Gina Channell-Allen | 4 comments | 984 views

A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 737 views