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Friday, September 30, 2016

Pleasanton: 25th anniversary gala to benefit REACH housing

Pleasanton residents don't just talk about being inclusive -- they really are. Kay King, a board member of REACH, said the city and the community have helped the organization to purchase homes that are rented to young men and women with special needs.

Friday, 8:06 AM | No comments yet
Inklings: Turn of 20th century coffee house opens downtown

Inklings, a name associated with a literary discussion group from the University of Oxford in the 1930s, opened its coffee and tea shop Tuesday in downtown Pleasanton in the vacant building at 530 Main St. once occupied by Round Table Pizza.

Friday, 8:05 AM | 5 comments
Pleasanton Weekly endorses Swalwell, Glazer, Baker, Hosterman

The Pleasanton Weekly today endorsed candidates for Congress, State Senate, State Assembly and the Bart Board of Directors that serve the interests of Pleasanton voters.

Friday, 7:59 AM | 1 comment
Outcome of Measure I1 will have lasting impact on Pleasanton schools

"Outdated and in some cases obsolete." That's how Pleasanton Unified School District Superintendent Rick Rubino summed up the state of the facilities that serve approximately 15,000 students and hundreds of teachers and staff.

Friday, 7:49 AM | 3 comments
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department to host free fire safety expo

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will host a free fire safety expo from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 8.

Friday, 7:48 AM | No comments yet
Foothill student accused of threatening fellow student on social media

An unidentified Foothill High School student was arrested yesterday on suspicion of threatening a fellow student on social media.

Friday, 7:47 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Indian cultural event, fundraiser set for Saturday

Pleasanton residents can celebrate a significant Indian holiday through food, fashion and traditional dancing with a twist on Saturday.

Thursday, 7:36 AM | No comments yet
Mussel inspections required for all watercraft at Shadow Cliffs

Starting Saturday, all watercraft wanting to launch into the water at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area will need to be inspected for quagga mussels as the East Bay Regional Park District is expanding its invasive mussel program to the Pleasanton park.

Thursday, 7:29 AM | No comments yet
Library to feature program Sunday on China's cultural revolution

The Pleasanton Library will host a special program Sunday dealing with the China's Cultural Revolution that took place 50 years ago.

Thursday, 7:24 AM | No comments yet
Jewish community to observe new year starting Sunday night

The Tri-Valley's Jewish community will usher in the Jewish New Year Sunday night with special observances at Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton and at the Chabad of the Tri Valley.

Thursday, 7:23 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Missing man found dead at Laurel Creek

The body of Blake Cochran, who was reported missing Sunday, was located Tuesday about a quarter of a mile from the Laurel Creek staging area parking lot in a remote area off of the marked walking path.

Wednesday, 9:37 AM | No comments yet
Lynnewood United Methodist to celebrate 50th anniversary this weekend

Lynnewood United Methodist Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Jubilee dinner Saturday and two Jubilee communion worship services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Wednesday, 8:57 AM | No comments yet
Thorne, Pentin, Ritter win endorsements of Chamber, Realtors

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne and City Council candidates Jerry Pentin and Herb Ritter won the endorsements this week of the Bay East Association of Realtors and the political action arm of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, 8:57 AM | 8 comments
Sandia researchers see breakthrough in economics of biofuel production

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories believe they now know how to crack open lignin, a breakthrough that could transform the economics of biofuel production.

Wednesday, 6:48 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton police offer new 'exchange zone' for safer transactions

The Pleasanton Police Department has a new resource for residents that want to make safe in-person transactions.

Wednesday, 6:47 AM | 2 comments
Dons football wins in comeback fashion

The sign of a good football team isn't necessarily how they perform when their best lineup is functioning, but rather how they deal with the inevitable adversity they face over the course of a season.

Wednesday, 6:45 AM | No comments yet
Local Democratic Clubs hosting forum on state propositions, BART bond

Four area Democratic Clubs are holding a public forum this Thursday night for residents interested in learning more about the 17 state propositions, the $3.5 billion BART bond and the proposed Contra Costa County 0.5% transportation sales tax to be decided this November.

Wednesday, 6:44 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton school board appoints new Harvest Park principal

The Pleasanton school board appointed Robin Munsell the new Harvest Park Middle School principal Tuesday night, less than a week after the school head unexpectedly announced his resignation.

Wednesday, 6:43 AM | 9 comments

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rohovit retiring from police department today after 26 years of service

Pleasanton Police Lieutenant Scott Rohovit will retire Friday after 26 years of service.

Tuesday, 8:11 AM | 2 comments
East Bay EDA to hold fall meeting in Dublin this morning

The East Bay Economic Development Alliance will hold its Fall meeting from 9:30-11:30 a.m. today at the Shannon Community Center in Dublin.

Tuesday, 8:10 AM | No comments yet
Sign-ups underway for Tri-Valley Commerce Convention

The Tri-Valley Small Business Commerce Convention (Commerce Con) will take place Oct. 4, an event that aims to provide business owners with information and access to resources to help build a successful company.

Tuesday, 8:09 AM | No comments yet
Harvest Park principal appointment leads school board meeting agenda tonight

The Pleasanton school board will be asked to appoint a new principal for Harvest Park Middle School when it convenes for its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, 8:09 AM | 4 comments
DSRSD hires new administrative services manager

Dublin San Ramon Services District has brought Carol Atwood on as its new administrative services manager.

Tuesday, 8:08 AM | No comments yet
State, federal bills inspired by Steinle case focus on how law enforcement stores guns

The shooting death of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle in San Francisco last year by a gun stolen from a federal ranger's car has given rise to new state legislation and a recently introduced federal bill each aimed at stopping law enforcement firearms from getting into the wrong hands.

Tuesday, 8:08 AM | 6 comments
Air district issues 3rd straight 'Spare the Air' alert for today

The Bay Area's intense heat wave prompted regional air quality officials today to issue another Spare the Air smog alert for Tuesday.

Tuesday, 8:07 AM | No comments yet

Monday, September 26, 2016

Agency declares another 'Spare the Air' day for Monday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for today in the Bay Area as
light winds, heat and exhaust from vehicle traffic produce an unhealthy level of smog. The alert is the 24th this season.

Monday, 9:08 AM | No comments yet
Brown signs mandatory CPR education bill into law

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Saturday AB 1719, a law that requires hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction, along with Automated External Defibrillator awareness in high school health classes.

Monday, 9:02 AM | No comments yet
Mayor's Award goes to community leader Tanya Ludden

Tanya Ludden, a longtime leader in the Parent Teachers Association who has also served as a board member for large community organizations including the Northern California Alzheimer Association and Valley Care Health Foundation, was presented with the Mayor's Award by Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne last Friday night.

Monday, 8:58 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Developer wins praise for 'under-developing' downtown Pleasanton lot

At a time when developers are eying every available site in Pleasanton to build larger and taller residences, Todd Deutscher of Catalyst Development Partners deserves credit for taking a different approach.

Sunday, 7:56 AM | 14 comments
Head of the Class: Heller takes helm at Hart

Leslie Heller knew she wanted to be an educator from the time she was in elementary school, when she was prone to critiquing her teachers and pondering how she would handle a class full of students.

Sunday, 7:53 AM | No comments yet
Spare the Air alert issued for today

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for today in the Bay Area as heat, light winds and automobile exhaust combine for an unhealthy level of smog.

Sunday, 7:52 AM | No comments yet

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dennis Miller's racing picks for today's races at Alameda County Fairgrounds

Here are the picks for horse racing Friday, Sept. 30 during the final weekend of an autumn meet at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Friday, 10:57 AM | No comments yet
Record-high temperatures predicted for tomorrow through Monday

Record high temperatures for this time of year are possible in the Tri-Valley starting tomorrow and lasting at least through Monday when the thermometer could hit 101 degrees.

Friday, 8:06 AM | No comments yet
Editorial: Yes on Prop 54 to lift the veil of secrecy

Among the myriad propositions on the Nov. 8 ballot is one we feel we should weigh in on.

Friday, 7:41 AM | 2 comments
Young Tri-Valley golfers headed to national championship

Ten young golfers from the Las Positas ACE Junior Team won the Western Regional Championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course in Washington on Sunday to earn a spot in the PGA Junior League Golf Championship in Arizona this November.

Friday, 7:36 AM | No comments yet
A cappella chorus opens rehearsal tonight

Harmony Fusion Chorus, an award-winning women's a cappella barbershop show chorus, will host a special open rehearsal night Monday to welcome new singers of all ages and backgrounds. The chorus was formerly Harmony Crossroads, based at Pleasanton Community Church.

Friday, 7:35 AM | No comments yet
Firehouse Arts Center hosting family musical theater tonight

Young singers and actors are onstage at the Firehouse Arts Center for their second weekend of performances in "The Phantom Tollbooth, Jr.," a musical based on a children's fantasy adventure novel.

Friday, 7:34 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dublin planning commission OKs new multi-million-dollar Kaiser Permanente medical center

The Dublin Planning Commission has voted unanimously to support Kaiser Permanente's proposed 1.2 million-square-foot specialty care medical campus next to I-580.

Thursday, 8:32 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Harvest Park Middle School principal abruptly resigns

Less than three months into his new role as Harvest Park Middle School principal, Ethan Cheever has announced his resignation effective next Friday, Sept. 30.

Wednesday, 7:47 PM | 48 comments
Council imposes tough new restrictions on how Masons use their Hopyard Road lodge

The City Council imposed strict new regulations on Pleasanton Masons Tuesday after considering complaints from their Valley Trails neighbors of excessive noise and outdoor partying at their lodge on Hopyard Road.

Wednesday, 10:24 AM | 4 comments
Candidates air their positions at Pleasanton Weekly forum

Candidates for Pleasanton's mayor and City Council positions sounded off last Monday at the Pleasanton Weekly's candidates' forum over issues facing the community and how they would prioritize those issues if elected on Nov. 8.

Wednesday, 8:50 AM | 8 comments
Pleasanton Police Department trading card program returns

The Pleasanton Police Department has announced the return of the trading card program along with a new accompanying contest.

Wednesday, 7:03 AM | No comments yet
Democrats oppose Measure MM anti-Costco bill on Nov. 8 ballot

The Alameda County Democratic Party this week endorsed three candidates for the Pleasanton school board and recommended that voters vote no on Measure MM, which would restrict zoning on Johnson Drive to buildings no greater than 50,000 square feet.

Wednesday, 7:02 AM | 17 comments
Pleasanton couple donate trailer to fire recovery efforts

Pleasanton residents and local Lions Club members Rick and Joann Lydon recently donated their 36-foot travel trailer to a not-for-profit organization working to rebuild homes destroyed by wildfires the past two summers in Lake County.

Wednesday, 7:00 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dublin's Farmers' Market wrapping up 6th season this afternoon

The Dublin Farmers' Market will wrap up its sixth season today.

Tuesday, 11:09 AM | 2 comments
Vegetation fire burns 20 acres in Pleasanton

A fire consumed 20 acres of vegetation in Pleasanton Sunday afternoon before being extinguished.

Tuesday, 7:11 AM | 2 comments

Monday, September 19, 2016

Council to consider curbs on Masons' partying even though they're selling building

Despite plans by the Pleasanton Masons to sell their lodge on Hopyard Road to the Chabad of the Tri-Valley, an orthodox Jewish organization, the City Council will proceed tonight to debate an appeal of a Planning Commission order that the Masons quiet down.

Monday, 4:43 PM | 5 comments
Horse racing continues today at Alameda County Fairgrounds with a 1:15 p.m. post time

Six days of live horse racing will continue today at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton Fall Meet at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Monday, 7:44 AM | 1 comment
U.C. Berkeley financial aid advisor to discuss college funding at Pleasanton library today

“Funding Your College Education," a workshop geared toward high school students and their parents, will be the theme of a workshop Wednesday sponsored by the city of Pleasanton.

Monday, 7:28 AM | 1 comment
Las Positas College hosting talk tonight on business success for young adults

Las Positas College will host business leader Corban Bell Wednesday for a talk about success as part of its 4th Annual Business and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

Monday, 7:15 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton’s Don Lewis wins Alameda County Arts Leadership award

Don Lewis of Pleasanton, a music artist and synthesizer innovator, has won the prestigious 2016 Alameda County Arts Leadership award.

Monday, 6:50 AM | 4 comments

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Coast Guard warns of strong swells, rip currents along ocean front today

U.S. Coast Guard officials are urging Bay Area boaters and
beachgoers to take caution while along the coast today because of a forecast of strong swells.

Sunday, 7:34 AM | No comments yet
2nd straight 'Spare the Air' alert issued for today

A second straight Spare the Air alert has been issued in the Bay
Area for Sunday,.

Sunday, 7:23 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dublin San Ramon Services District to close recycled water fill station

Dublin San Ramon Services District will permanently close its residential recycled water fill station in Dublin at the end of the month amid uncertainty over the program's future.

Saturday, 8:15 AM | No comments yet
'Spare the Air' alert issued for today

Bay Area air quality officials have issued a region-wide Spare the
Air alert for Saturday.

Saturday, 8:06 AM | No comments yet

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