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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

San Ramon attorney changes plea for fatal hit-and-run crash in Dublin

A San Ramon attorney, who was arrested in May 2012 for allegedly running down a bicyclist in Dublin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter.

Wednesday, 7:51 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Smart financial moves for transitioning vets

The latest generation of veterans faces a particularly complicated financial picture, attributed to multiple deployments, a tough civilian economy, predatory lending threats at home and disability and health issues.

Tuesday, 7:54 AM | No comments yet
Start tomorrow off with a walk before Thanksgiving dinner gets underway

Pleasanton's "World Walk to Wellness" organization is sponsoring early morning strolls tomorrow through the Ken Mercer Sports Park to "rev up your metabolism with activity" before sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner.

Tuesday, 7:32 AM | 3 comments
Pleasanton launches new, expanded website with contemporary look

The city of Pleasanton has launched a newly designed website at

Tuesday, 7:07 AM | 11 comments
Zone 7 approves water exchange with Contra Costa Water District

The board of directors of Zone 7 Water Agency, which supplies water to the city of Pleasanton, has approved an agreement that will allow water exchanges with the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD).

Tuesday, 6:59 AM | No comments yet
'Spare the Air' alert in effect in Pleasanton today

A "Spare the Air Alert" has been issued for today in the Bay Area, where the forecast is for unhealthy air.

Tuesday, 6:49 AM | 3 comments
PG&E provides 5 safety tips for Thanksgiving

Pacific Gas and Electric Company today issued a 5-point reminder for households as they cook and enjoy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, 6:49 AM | 1 comment

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tri-Valley Hero: Growing and giving

Providing a sense of unity, a learning experience and service to the community are all components to be found at the core of The Bounty Garden created by mother-daughter duo Heidi and Amelia Abramson.

Monday, 6:29 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Study shows regional differences in new home characteristics

A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders showed significant regional differences in new single-family home characteristics, ranging from price, design features, building materials and even financing.

Sunday, 7:29 AM | No comments yet
Livermore Police Department posts holiday safety tips

The Livermore Police Department has posted safety tips for Tri-Valley residents to consider during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holiday season.

Sunday, 7:28 AM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: All-time conductor

For 50 years, maestro Arthur Barnes made the drive in five o'clock traffic from the Peninsula to the Tri-Valley to conduct the Livermore-Amador Symphony, bringing it into the 21st century as a renowned classical orchestra.

Sunday, 7:20 AM | No comments yet
Travel by Californians this week could reach highest level since 2007

Thanksgiving week holiday travel for Californians could reach its highest level since 2007.

Sunday, 7:19 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Holiday happenings in the Tri-Valley

Festive crowds fill the streets and concert halls at this time of year, a favorite part of the season for many.

Saturday, 9:01 AM | No comments yet
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.

Saturday, 8:47 AM | No comments yet

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.

Friday, 12:34 PM | No comments yet
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

The 2014 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, 7:25 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.

Thursday, 2:55 PM | No comments yet
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 | 2 comments
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.

Wednesday, 7:24 AM | No comments yet
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.

Wednesday, 7:15 AM | No comments yet
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.

Tuesday, 7:55 AM | No comments yet

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.

Sunday, 7:56 AM | No comments yet
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.

Sunday, 7:40 AM | No comments yet
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 ends today at Aquatic Center

The Pleasanton Seahawks swim team hosts its final day of a three-day Junior Olympic swim meet today 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.

Saturday, 9:03 AM | No comments yet
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.

Friday, 7:27 AM | No comments yet
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.

Friday, 7:26 AM | No comments yet

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.

Thursday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
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.

Thursday, 7:03 AM | No comments yet
'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.

Thursday, 6:41 AM | No comments yet

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