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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Friends of Pleasanton Library hosting spring book sale

The Friends of the Pleasanton Library is holding its spring book sale this weekend at the library on Old Bernal Avenue.

Wednesday, 4:09 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton museum announces more tickets for popular speaker series

Museum on Main has added tickets and performances for this year's speaker series, which is held once a month from May through October. The Ed Kinney Speaker Series -- "An Evening with ..." -- features actors portraying well-known people from history who talk about their lives.

Wednesday, 2:47 PM | No comments yet
Music festival at Amador Valley High this weekend

Amador Valley High School will host a music festival on its football field from 5-8 p.m. this Saturday, with ticket proceeds going toward a school project.

Wednesday, 11:17 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

City Council moves forward with Bernal community farm planning

The Pleasanton City Council gave the green light Tuesday to continue planning efforts toward bringing a community farm to sections of the Bernal property on both sides of Interstate 680.

Tuesday, 11:14 PM | 2 comments
Man ordered to stand trial for fatal shooting of Dublin resident

A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors presented sufficient evidence to have a West Oakland man stand trial on a murder charge for the fatal shooting of a Dublin man during an attempted robbery in downtown Oakland in November 2015.

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Goodguys car show taking over fairgrounds this weekend

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is set to kick off its 2017 show season with the 35th All American Get-Together this weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 3:36 PM | 5 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Foothill baseball earns blowout wins

The Foothill High boys baseball team kept the ball rolling through the early season, posting a pair of wins last week.

Tuesday, 1:54 PM | No comments yet
Fired PUSD superintendent denies accusation of inappropriate conduct

Speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired as PUSD superintendent, Rick Rubino has denied an accusation of inappropriate behavior that came to light Friday from documents the Pleasanton Weekly obtained from the district.

Tuesday, 1:20 PM | 3 comments

Monday, March 20, 2017

Pleasanton council to discuss Bernal community farm

The Pleasanton City Council is set Tuesday to consider whether to move forward with additional planning toward bringing a community farm to parts of the Bernal property on both sides of Interstate 680.

Monday, 9:26 PM | 2 comments
Community of Character accepting nominations

Springtime means recognizing involved residents who are chosen for the Pleasanton Community of Character Juanita Haugen Awards. This is the 10th year for the honors, which were begun to pay homage to Haugen, a longtime school board member and co-founder of the Pleasanton Community of Character.

Monday, 4:19 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton RADD basketball teams earn medals at Special Olympics competition

The Pleasanton RADD (Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled) basketball teams took home a pair of medals in the Special Olympics Northern California regional competition held in Pleasanton earlier this month.

Monday, 4:18 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ex-PUSD superintendent was accused of inappropriate conduct before firing

A female PUSD employee accused Rick Rubino of inappropriate behavior less than a month before he was fired as the district's superintendent, according to documents the Pleasanton Weekly has obtained from the district.

Sunday, 9:32 PM | 27 comments
Pleasanton: Spot-on impressions coming to comedy club

International touring comedian Pablo Francisco will rock Tommy T's Comedy Club in Pleasanton this week. He has a reputation for weaving together off-the-wall characters and spot-on impressions with spontaneous outbursts, insights and rapid-fire comedy

Sunday, 6:50 PM | No comments yet

Friday, March 17, 2017

Zone 7 declares local flood emergency

Zone 7 Water Agency has declared a local state of flood emergency within its service area, allowing it to seek financial assistance from the state for winter storm recovery efforts.

Friday, 3:39 PM | No comments yet
PUSD launches online survey, sets forums for superintendent search

Community members interested in giving PUSD input for its superintendent search can do so online and in person this month.

Friday, 3:24 PM | 7 comments
Officials praise I-580 express lanes for first-year results

Interstate 580's toll express lanes through the Tri-Valley marked their one-year anniversary last month, and so far, the numbers show they're providing much-needed traffic congestion relief as planned, according to Alameda County officials.

Friday, 2:56 PM | 3 comments

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Zone 7 board OKs support to address creekside erosion threatening homes

The Zone 7 Water Agency board of directors unanimously authorized spending $1.7 million for emergency repairs to an eroding slope threatening Foothill Road houses after hearing from emotional residents at its meeting Wednesday evening.

Thursday, 7:30 PM | 2 comments
'March Madness with the Masters' at Pleasanton church

The Valley Concert Chorale, celebrating its 54th season, will present "March Madness with the Masters" at 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring choral masterpieces through the centuries by Monteverdi, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Mantyjarvi at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pleasanton.

Thursday, 4:28 PM | No comments yet
Children's theater presents 'Madagascar, Jr.' on Pleasanton stage

Alex the Lion and his gang of best friends will be on stage for the next two weekends as "Madagascar -- a Musical Adventure, Jr." comes to the Firehouse Arts Center.

Thursday, 4:21 PM | No comments yet
Irish spirit: Dublin set to welcome 80,000 revelers for St. Patrick's Day celebration

It's nearly 5,000 miles -- or a roughly 12-hour flight -- between neighboring Dublin, California and its international namesake Dublin, Ireland. But this weekend, the distance will feel like it has almost disappeared as the Tri-Valley city hearkens back to its roots with its 34th annual St. Patrick's Day celebration.

Thursday, 1:08 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Man accused in Livermore armed robbery linked by police to Pleasanton incident

One of the two men who arrested on Monday on suspicion of robbing two pharmacies at gunpoint in Livermore has now been linked to a series of other robberies in Pleasanton, Fremont and Castro Valley, police said.

Wednesday, 4:43 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: Norovirus case confirmed at elementary school

One case of norovirus, a serious stomach flu, was reported on Monday to Alameda County health officials by a doctor of a Dublin elementary school student, county health officials said.

Wednesday, 4:29 PM | No comments yet
Local author's personal tale of hope, faith and resilience

In the 1950s, young Ildiko would sit on a bench in the yard at her Budapest orphanage, staring at the sky and daydreaming about the world outside. Where would she go in life? Would she find the love that her mother refused her?

Wednesday, 3:00 PM | No comments yet
Planning Commission delays workshop on 39-home project

The Pleasanton Planning Commission last week delayed a scheduled work session to review a 39-house development proposed for the southern part of town.

Wednesday, 12:58 PM | 3 comments
Stanford-ValleyCare names new chief operating officer

Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare recently announced the hiring of experienced hospital operations administrator Tracey Lewis Taylor as its new chief operating officer following a nationwide recruitment.

Wednesday, 12:42 PM | No comments yet
School board OKs new bell schedule for Amador Valley High

Amador Valley High School will have a new bell schedule next school year after the Pleasanton school board unanimously approved the change at its meeting Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 7:29 AM | 10 comments
City Council opts not to prioritize east side planning

Planning for how to develop mostly vacant land on Pleasanton's east side remains off the city's priority list in the short-term as the City Council voted against adding the East Pleasanton Specific Plan to its new two-year work plan Tuesday.

Wednesday, 12:38 AM | 22 comments

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pleasanton trails face closures, damage amid winter rainstorms

Pleasanton city officials announced Tuesday that part of Centennial Trail is closed indefinitely while segments of other local public trails need repairs but can still be safely used in the wake of winter rainstorms.

Tuesday, 3:48 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton Preps: Foothill boys tennis starting season strongly

The Foothill Falcons, the defending East Bay Athletic League boys tennis champion, returned to action this month with a 7-0 win over Washington.

Tuesday, 1:47 PM | No comments yet
Pair arrested on suspicion of robbing Livermore pharmacies

Two people were arrested Monday on suspicion of robbing two pharmacies in Livermore, police said.

Tuesday, 7:46 AM | No comments yet

Monday, March 13, 2017

Eroding backyards alarm Foothill Road residents

There are signs of the wet winter visible everywhere in Pleasanton, from the tarps and bulldozers drivers on Interstate 680 can see along the Arroyo de la Laguna to the sandbags and signage warning of flooding on Foothill Road, still out in they're needed again.

Monday, 8:55 PM | 31 comments
Local youth orchestra holding auditions

A young musicians orchestra that made its Pleasanton debut at a fundraiser for arts in the schools is holding tryouts this weekend, March 18-19.

Monday, 4:59 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton council to discuss top city priorities for next two years

The Pleasanton City Council is set to meet Tuesday night to work toward developing its list of top priorities to guide city officials' decision-making during the next two years.

Monday, 4:57 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Livermore fire displaces two people, kills pet snakes

Two pet snakes were killed and a cat was rescued in a fire that destroyed a house early Sunday morning leaving two people displaced in Livermore, according to fire officials.

Sunday, 8:57 PM | No comments yet
BART board declines to study 25-cent minimum fare increase

The BART Board of Directors decided last week not to study increasing the minimum fare by 25 cents in an effort to balance the 2018 fiscal year budget and offset a projected 10-year budget deficit.

Sunday, 6:17 PM | No comments yet
Service to BART’s new Warm Springs station set to start March 25

BART officials said Friday that service on its long-delayed extension to the new Warm Springs station in southern Fremont would finally begin in two weeks.

Sunday, 6:10 PM | 1 comment
Amador Valley mock trial team preparing for state competition

For the first time since 2012, Amador Valley High's mock trial team has advanced to the state competition after beating Moreau Catholic in the Alameda County contest last month.

Sunday, 5:44 PM | No comments yet
Guest Opinion: School board rushes to join the crowd with 'safe haven' resolution

Absent setting policy, making recommendations for real action or possibly reviewing alternative statements, our board instead chose to bow to peer pressure.

Sunday, 5:43 PM | 42 comments

Friday, March 10, 2017

Vallecitos Road two-month closure now rescheduled to start Friday

Roadwork crews have rescheduled the start of the upcoming closure of westbound Vallecitos Road in Livermore to all vehicular traffic from Highway 84 while construction of retaining walls and drainage systems are installed, according to Caltrans.

Friday, 10:07 AM | 2 comments
Local veteran receives inaugural $10,000 scholarship

The Pleasanton-based Valley Veterans Foundation recently awarded its first Women in the Military STEM Scholarship to Livermore veteran Destiny Goddu during the "Honoring Women in the Military" event at Las Positas College.

Friday, 7:14 AM | No comments yet
Downtown ready for annual St. Patrick's Brew Crawl

Look for green to fill downtown shops and streets next weekend as the annual St. Patrick's Brew Crawl returns March 18.

Friday, 7:14 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton's Stephen Piscotty stays grounded while rising high in the majors

In so many ways, Stephen Piscotty is not your typical Major League Baseball player. Piscotty, the right-fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and a 2009 Amador Valley High graduate, is probably among the most down-to-earth, grounded professional athletes you'll find.

Friday, 7:14 AM | 3 comments

Frustrated local officials push BART
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