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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gene's Fine Foods fundraiser benefits Valley Humane Society

Shoppers at Gene's Fine Foods in Pleasanton donated more than $1,700 to benefit the Valley Humane Society from April 4-10 during the grocery store's two-year anniversary celebration.

Wednesday, 5:49 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

8th annual Drug Take-Back program set for Saturday

Pleasanton and Dublin are joining Alameda County in a program Saturday that encourages the public to take unused prescription drugs to law enforcement agencies for disposal.

Tuesday, 12:16 PM | No comments yet
A new era in police vehicles rolls into Pleasanton

The Pleasanton Police Department's marked patrol car fleet is transitioning to an entirely new era of police vehicles.

Tuesday, 9:00 AM | 18 comments
Alameda County seeking poll workers for June 3 primary

Alameda County is seeking poll workers to run the upcoming June 3 statewide primary election in Pleasanton and at other county polling places.

Tuesday, 7:53 AM | No comments yet
Warriors may move to S.F.'s Mission Bay instead of waterfront

The Golden State Warriors' proposal to build an arena along San Francisco's waterfront has reportedly been dropped and the team has purchased a new piece of land in the city's Mission Bay neighborhood that will house the new arena.

Tuesday, 7:46 AM | 1 comment

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sandia projects help TSA agents make security decisions at airports

A recent Sandia National Laboratories study offers insight into how a federal transportation security officer's thought process can influence decisions made during airport baggage screening, findings that are helping the TSA improve the performance of its security officers.

Monday, 7:59 AM | No comments yet
Why disability insurance Is critical

Most people understand why having life insurance is a good idea: Nobody wants to leave their survivors in a financial lurch if they were to die suddenly.

Monday, 7:28 AM | No comments yet
Dippin' Dots to open Pleasanton outlet Sunday in Stoneridge Mall

Dippin' Dots will open a Pleasanton store Sunday in the Stoneridge Shopping Center, offering a new way of enjying frozen treats with tiny beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice.

Monday, 7:01 AM | No comments yet
Dublin Rotary hosting 'Top Chef' charity Sunday

The Rotary Club of Dublin will host its popular "Top Chef" charity event again this year from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Mercedes Benz Dealership in Pleasanton.

Monday, 6:32 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton launches new 'Mobile Citizen' app

The city of Pleasanton has launched Mobile Citizen, a web-based application that allows users and residents to notify city staff about maintenance issues or problems that they might encounter.

Monday, 6:30 AM | 11 comments

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter from the Pleasanton Weekly

Happy Easter from the Pleasanton Weekly

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Friday, April 18, 2014

'Every 15 minutes' program stirs emotions at Foothill High

Every 15 minutes someone in the country dies from an alcohol-related traffic accident, and Foothill High School students Olivia Hartjen and Marissa Khoury deserve our thanks for the work they've done over the past year or so to stop these tragedies, at least locally.

Friday, 7:47 AM | 3 comments
Workshops promote clowning around

Many children, at one point, dream of running away with the circus but they usually lose interest by the time they finish elementary school.

Friday, 7:39 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pleasanton teen accepts plea deal for fatal crash that killed Dublin bicyclist

A Pleasanton teen has accepted a plea deal in the criminal case stemming from a high-speed crash on Foothill Road that killed a Dublin bicyclist last June.

Thursday, 4:23 PM | 45 comments
Reining in prom expenses

If you've got teenagers, you already know how expensive high school can be.

Thursday, 6:34 AM | 18 comments

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Egg-drop assignment tests kindergartners' skills

Vintage Hills Elementary School kindergartners, joined by dozens of their parents and supporters, took part in a class-wide egg drop assignment April 9.

Wednesday, 10:31 AM | 2 comments
AC Transit's CFO charged with stealing church funds

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit's chief financial officer has been charged with four felony counts of grand theft for allegedly taking more than
$500,000 over a six-year period from one of Oakland's largest and most prominent churches.

Wednesday, 8:06 AM | 1 comment
Plane loses power, lands in field instead of Livermore Airport

The pilot of a single-engine plane performed an emergency landing in a field near Livermore after the plane lost engine power late Tuesday.

Wednesday, 8:01 AM | No comments yet
Humane Society cancels garden tour because of drought

The Valley Humane Society has cancelled its annual Hidden Gardens of the Valley tour scheduled for later this spring because of current drought conditions.

Wednesday, 7:56 AM | 6 comments

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oakland, San Jose post offices to stay open late for tax filers

While post offices will not be keeping different hours on tax day, two post offices in the Bay Area are open late in case any late filers cannot
make it during regular retail hours today.

Tuesday, 7:08 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton real estate firm to celebrate grand opening today

Better Homes and Gardens Tri-Valley Realty's Pleasanton Office will hold a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting event starting at 5 p.m. this afternoon.

Tuesday, 7:00 AM | 1 comment
Smarter balanced assessment tests underway in Pleasanton schools

The Pleasanton school district, along with other districts throughout the state, is participating in a field test of the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) program that will replace the Standardized Testing and Reporting System, also known as the STAR program.

Tuesday, 6:47 AM | No comments yet
Hart Middle School plans launch of engineering academy

Hart Middle School will host an open house April 29 in preparation for its launch of an engineering academy in the 2014-15 school year.

Tuesday, 6:47 AM | 8 comments

Monday, April 14, 2014

IRS renews phone scam warning after receiving 20,000 complaints

The IRS today renewed its warning last fall about a pervasive phone scam that continues to target people across the U.S.

Monday, 2:39 PM | No comments yet
State revenue totaled totaled $6.4 billion in March, state controller reports

State Controller John Chiang said Friday that revenues for March totaled $6.4 billion, surpassing estimates in the 2014-15 Governor's budget by $470.9 million, or 7.9%.

Monday, 8:09 AM | 16 comments
ValleyCare auxiliary exceeds 1.6-million hours in volunteer service

Since their origination in 1958, even before Valley Memorial Hospital opened, the ValleyCare Auxiliary has given 1,6 million hours of volunteer time and has been responsible for raising more than $6 million to expand facilities, programs and services.

Monday, 7:57 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Jack-in-the-Box worker stabbed, Dublin woman seized

An employee at a Jack-in-the-Box fast food restaurant in Pleasanton was stabbed multiple times early Sunday by a woman customer.

Monday, 6:54 AM | 4 comments

Friday, April 11, 2014

HEALTH ALERT: Locally harvested anchovies, sardines, crabs may be dangerous

The California Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat anchovies or sardines caught in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties due to dangerous levels of domoic acid that have been detected in the fish.

Friday, 8:24 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton planners OK CarMax Auto Superstore in Staples Ranch

The Pleasanton Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve plans by CarMax, Inc., the country's largest retailer of used cars, to build a regional auto "Superstore" on a 20-acre site at I-580 and El Charro Road on Pleasanton's far northeast side.

Friday, 7:55 AM | 16 comments
49ers announce Santa Clara game plans as some players face legal problems

The San Francisco 49ers' first-ever home game at the planned $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium will be a preseason contest in mid-August against the
Denver Broncos.

Friday, 7:29 AM | 1 comment
BART managers get 3.7% raise, hire consultant to help them deal with unions

BART directors voted unanimously Thursday to give raises totaling about 3.7% this year to General Manager Grace Crunican and other top officials at the transit agency

Friday, 7:06 AM | No comments yet

Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!
By Tom Cushing | 6 comments | 1,041 views

Planning the "Pleasanton way"
By Tim Hunt | 13 comments | 921 views

Getting rid of an old toilet
By Roz Rogoff | 8 comments | 484 views

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 447 views