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Friday, July 29, 2016

5th consecutive 'Spare the Air' day issued for today

A fifth consecutive Spare the Air alert has been issued by the Bay
Area Air Quality Management District for Friday because of continued unhealthy levels of ozone expected in the region.

Friday, 7:22 AM | 3 comments
Bottom line is laughs, in corporate world musical

Hard-boiled 1950s businessmen are matching musical notes as well as wits this weekend while they battle their way up the corporate ladder, in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Las Positas College outdoor amphitheater.

Friday, 7:16 AM | No comments yet
'Moonlight in Vines' event tomorrow to support Sunflower Hill

A sell-out "Moonlight in the Vines" dinner and dance tomorrow night at McGrail Vineyards is another step forward in Sunflower Hill's campaign to provide residential communities in the Tri-Valley for adults with special needs.

Friday, 7:14 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Patsy Cline tribute at Pleasanton Firehouse Center Sunday

Joni Morris and her After Midnight Band are returning to the Firehouse Arts Center with her hit show, "Joni Morris Presents: A Tribute to the Music of Patsy Cline, the Queen of Country Music," honoring the legendary first female member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Thursday, 7:30 AM | No comments yet
Tony Furtado to bring his folk/rock to Livermore tomorrow

Pleasanton native Tony Furtado will bring his gregarious interpretation of Americana and indie folk/rock to the stage at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore Saturday in a benefit for the Livermore Rotary Music Scholarship Fund.

Thursday, 7:27 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Reader's Choice Hall of Fame directory

Pleasanton Weekly readers have voted for the following businesses for at least five consecutive years as the best in their categories.

Wednesday, 4:07 PM | No comments yet
2016 Pleasanton Weekly Readers Choice winners

2016 Pleasanton Weekly Readers Choice winners

Wednesday, 12:02 PM | No comments yet
3rd consecutive Spare the Air alert issued for today

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a third consecutive Spare the Air alert for Wednesday because of unhealthy ozone accumulation forecasted.

Wednesday, 8:59 AM | 2 comments
Pooch parade Wednesday in downtown Pleasanton

More than 200 dogs will strut down Main Street for the 19th annual Pooch parade during the Pleasanton Downtown Association's 1st Wednesday Street Party next week.

Wednesday, 8:36 AM | No comments yet
Little League World Series kicks off Sunday in Livermore

For those that enjoy watching the excitement of the Little League World Series each summer, your opportunity to watch some of the best young baseball players in the world is not limited to watching them television or making the trip to Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, 8:34 AM | 2 comments
New traffic lights activated on Santa Rita in front of Amador Valley High's parking lot

Two new traffic lights were turned on Wednesday in front of Amador Valley High School's main student parking lot to improve safety for motorists entering and leaving the school.

Wednesday, 8:33 AM | 13 comments
Supporters jam Pentin's home to sign his Council re-election papers

Supporters of Pleasanton Councilman Jerry Pentin's bid for re-election on Nov. 8 filled his Lone Oak Court home Monday to enjoy homemade desserts and to sign the required nominating papers.

Wednesday, 8:31 AM | 1 comment
$270-million bond measure goes before school board for vote tomorrow morning

The Pleasanton school board will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday to vote on a resolution to place a $270-million general obligation bond on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.

Wednesday, 8:31 AM | 17 comments

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Another Spare the Air day today

The 10th Spare the Air alert of the summer season has been declared for Tuesday in the Bay Area because of unhealthy ozone accumulation.

Tuesday, 12:17 PM | No comments yet

Monday, July 25, 2016

City Council calls special meeting for Aug. 9 on tennis park expansion

The Pleasanton City Council has called a special meeting for Aug. 9 to look again at plans to build two additional lighted tennis courts at the Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park.

Monday, 2:58 PM | 79 comments
24 residents sworn in as U.S. citizens at Pleasanton Library

They got to America through different means and for varying reasons. Many moved from India, others from nations like South Korea and the United Kingdom. But on Friday the 24 Pleasanton residents representing seven countries gathered at the Pleasanton Library with one common plan: to be sworn in as new United States citizens.

Monday, 1:38 PM | 4 comments
Smoky skies from Soberanes fire in Monterey County causing 'Spare the Air' alert today

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Pleasanton and the Bay Area today.

Monday, 8:09 AM | No comments yet
Firefighters extinguish grass fire that closed Foothill Road early Monday

Firefighters have extinguished a two-alarm brush fire in Pleasanton late Sunday night.

Monday, 8:01 AM | 1 comment

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Pleasanton police set for National Night Out

The Pleasanton Police Department is set to once again participate in the National Night Out crime- and drug-prevention event taking place in communities across the country.

Sunday, 7:30 AM | No comments yet
Alameda County supervisors ban oil fracking

Alameda County became the first Bay Area county to ban the controversial practice of fracking on Tuesday, reaching a compromise between environmental advocates and an existing oil producer in the Livermore area.

Sunday, 7:27 AM | 2 comments
Sewer district appoints new engineering services manager

The Dublin San Ramon Services District board of directors has appointed a new engineering services manager to fill the vacancy left by Dan McIntyre's promotion to general manager.

Sunday, 7:24 AM | 2 comments

Friday, July 22, 2016

Pleasanton's downtown Rotary honors high school scholarship winners Thursday

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton has awarded $30,000 of college scholarships to nine students from Pleasanton's three high schools.

Friday, 8:18 AM | No comments yet
Local racquetball players headed to World Championships

Three young racquetball players who train at ClubSport Pleasanton have qualified to represent Team USA in the Junior World Championships in Mexico this fall.

Friday, 8:11 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Seahawks vie for Olympic berths

The Pleasanton Seahawks had five athletes compete at the U.S. Olympic swim trials in Omaha, Neb., earlier this summer, with all five swimming among the nation's best but each falling short of qualifying for the U.S. team.

Friday, 8:10 AM | No comments yet
Feed Tri-Valley Food Drive runs through Sunday

Food drives are popular during the holidays, but people are hungry year-round. Aware of this need, Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore are collaborating with local food providers and the faith community to staff collection barrels at dozens of convenient locations for the Feed Tri-Valley Food Drive from now through July 31.

Friday, 8:10 AM | No comments yet
Growth in Hacienda matching Pleasanton's

Hacienda, the largest mixed-use development of its kind in Northern California, has just reported it achieved a solid first half in 2016, sharing in the current business boom in Pleasanton where Workday is building a new headquarters and two new car agencies have moved into Staples Ranch.

Friday, 8:09 AM | 1 comment
Altamont landfill fire could keep burning for few more days

Alameda County firefighters say a new fire at the Altamont Landfill is producing a large amount of smoke and could keep burning for a couple of days.

Friday, 8:05 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Danville author's novel spotlights social struggles of women in Pakistan

Danville resident Lubna Jahangiri describes her recent novel, "The Little Stepmother: A Novel," as a story about triumph of the human spirit in Pakistan.

Thursday, 8:45 AM | No comments yet
Housing starts across the country rise 4.8% in June

Nationwide housing starts rose 4.8% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

Thursday, 8:37 AM | No comments yet
Grass fire near Altamont Pass destroys home, outbuildings

Two structures were destroyed in a 5-acre grass fire Wednesday afternoon in an area off
Altamont Pass Road near the Altamont Landfill.

Thursday, 8:36 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Council puts anti-Costco initiative on Nov. 8 ballot

The Pleasanton City Council Tuesday voted unanimously to place an initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot that would in effect ban Costco from building its proposed 148,000-square-foot membership store on Johnson Drive.

Wednesday, 2:06 PM | 62 comments
Builder confidence holds firm in July

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in July fell slightly from June, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders.

Wednesday, 7:22 AM | No comments yet
Long Beach educator named chancellor of community college system

The California Community Colleges board of governors has selected Eloy Oakley as the new chancellor of the statewide two-year college system.

Wednesday, 7:21 AM | 1 comment
Local congressman targets student debt

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) took aim at improving the debt situation for Americans working to repay federal student loans with two new bills he introduced with colleagues in Congress last week.

Wednesday, 7:21 AM | 12 comments
Dublin police nab bank robber suspect on BART platform

A man was arrested on a BART station platform Tuesday morning after allegedly fleeing a bank robbery in Dublin on a bicycle, police said.

Wednesday, 7:19 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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 Monday night to sign Thorne's nomination papers as he seeks re-election on Nov. 8.

Tuesday, 8:59 AM | 10 comments
Tri-Valley YMCA expanding in Pleasanton

Tri-Valley YMCA is expanding its services in Pleasanton, relocating its administrative offices here from Dublin and opening a new Family Wellness Center in the coming months.

Tuesday, 8:43 AM | No comments yet
Danville police pursuit ends with arrest in Pleasanton

Danville police arrested a Brentwood man after he allegedly led officers on a half-hour pursuit overnight Saturday that ended near downtown Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 8:43 AM | No comments yet
Writer remembers Amador Valley star Danny Gabor, killed 20 years ago in plane crash

This past Sunday morning, I woke up feeling a bit down as July 17 was the 20-year anniversary of the crash TWA Flight 800 that killed all 230 passengers, including Amador Valley graduate Danny Gabor.

Tuesday, 8:42 AM | 9 comments

Monday, July 18, 2016

Donations helping veterans groups fund Pioneer Cemetery memorial

The Pleasanton Veterans Memorial Committee has raised nearly $250,000 of the needed $390,000 to complete the veterans memorial now under construction at the city-owned Pioneer Cemetery.

Monday, 5:04 PM | No comments yet
Council to decide tonight on Costco ban petition

The Pleasanton City Council will decide Tuesday on whether to place an initiative on the Nov. 8 General election ballot that would block a Costco membership store from being built on Johnson Drive.

Monday, 8:59 AM | 62 comments

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sandra Way home in Livermore destroyed in Friday night fire

Firefighters from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department extinguished a fire in a family home on Sandra Way Friday, but not before it destroyed much of the house and killed the family cat caught inside.

Sunday, 9:39 AM | No comments yet
Nonprofit believes every child deserves a birthday cake

The foster mom did what came naturally when her new child had a birthday: She baked her a chocolate cake. When the girl came home from school and saw the cake, she burst into tears, saying, "I've just never had a birthday cake."

Sunday, 7:25 AM | No comments yet
Four-day wine weekend opens today in Pleasanton

The Livermore Valley Winegrowers' Association will begin four days of celebrating and sharing wine with its premier food and wine pairing event from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Casa Real in Pleasanton.

Sunday, 7:24 AM | No comments yet

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