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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Rotary North's 5th annual Pasta Feed to be held Sunday

Pleasanton North Rotary (PNR) will offer a full-filled afternoon and evening for parents and children at its fifth-annual Pasta Feed and Family Carnival Sunday.

Tuesday, 8:54 AM | No comments yet
'Shape-Up-Saturday' events to be held Saturday, also on Feb. 4 at New Leaf Community Market

Two "Shape-Up-Saturday" events will be held during the next two Saturdays at New Leaf Community Market in Pleasanton to promote small, local businesses in the Tri-Valley area while encouraging the health and well-being of local residents.

Tuesday, 8:52 AM | No comments yet
Application deadline is Feb. 6 for new affordable apartments near Pleasanton BART station

Applications for one of 38 "below market rent" apartments in the new high-rise buildings near the BART station in Hacienda are being accepted by the city of Pleasanton and Essex Development through Feb. 6.

Tuesday, 8:52 AM | No comments yet
Banner week for Amador Valley Wrestling team

It was a banner week for the Amador Valley Wrestling team as it won against a very tough Granada team at Amador last Wednesday, defeating the Mats 30-23.

Tuesday, 8:51 AM | No comments yet
Alameda County unemployment rate now at 3.8%

Alameda County had an unemployment rate of 3.8% last month, among the lowest in the Bay Area.

Tuesday, 8:46 AM | No comments yet
Niles Canyon Road closed again at 10 a.m. today for vehicle recovery

Niles Canyon Road will be closed again today starting at at 10 a.m. so crews can recover a vehicle that plunged into Alameda Creek last weekend.

Tuesday, 8:33 AM | 1 comment
Brown, Caltrans to seek flood aid from federal agency

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for counties in the Bay Area and across the state on Monday due to severe winter storms.

Tuesday, 8:04 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Morning fire damages Aquarium Concepts store in Dublin

Firefighters extinguished a one-alarm fire Saturday morning at a business located inside a Dublin shopping center.

Saturday, 10:26 AM | No comments yet
Police: Teen playing game with toy gun mistaken for burglar

Pleasanton law enforcement and school officials are urging parents to talk to their children about the "Assassin" game after two teenagers playing the game were recently mistaken for burglars.

Saturday, 10:06 AM | 1 comment

Friday, January 20, 2017

BART's pilot program for guaranteed parking at Hacienda station now underway

Carpool commuters traveling by BART have a new option for securing parking at the Dublin/Pleasanton station at Hacienda.

Friday, 8:07 AM | No comments yet
After more protests, council agrees to consider Owens Drive traffic problems on Feb. 21

Although 10 BART commuters complained to the Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday night about Owens Drive traffic changes, they were told they'd have to wait until Feb. 21 to get a response.

Friday, 8:02 AM | 17 comments
'Anything Goes' opens Saturday at Firehouse

Pacific Coast Repertory Company kicks off 2017 Saturday with the high-energy, high-seas musical theater romp "Anything Goes" at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Friday, 8:01 AM | No comments yet
East Bay Parks PD names Officer, Dispatcher of the Year

Two veteran employees of the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department have been honored for their service.

Friday, 8:01 AM | No comments yet
School district accepting bond oversight committee applications

Community members interested in serving on the PUSD Measure I1 citizens bond oversight committee can apply now through Feb. 28.

Friday, 7:59 AM | 4 comments
Oakland remains better option for Raiders, mayor says

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Thursday that Oakland remains the better option for the Oakland Raiders despite the team moving forward with plans to relocate to Las Vegas.

Friday, 7:58 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Labor Department sues Oracle for alleged job discrimination

Oracle America Inc., which has offices in Pleasanton, has been sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for alleged job discrimination against women, African-Americans,
Asian-Americans, Hispanics and non-Asians.

Thursday, 9:00 AM | No comments yet
Series of storms, high winds to lash Bay Area for several days

A series of storms will be moving through the Bay Area over the next several days, bringing heavy winds and more rain to an already saturated region.

Thursday, 8:52 AM | No comments yet
Golden State Warriors break ground on new SF arena

The Golden State Warriors broke ground Tuesday on their $1 billion, privately-funded San Francisco arena, further cementing the team's decision to leave Oakland where they've played for more than 40 years.

Thursday, 8:43 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hospice East Bay receives $950,000 grant to help expand services

The Hospice of the East Bay announced last week it was awarded a $950,000 grant from the Walnut Creek-based Thomas J. Long Foundation to help support the organization's end-of-life services in the Tri-Valley.

Wednesday, 8:26 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley YMCA hold its 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fellowship breakfast this morning

The Tri-Valley YMCA will hold its 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fellowship breakfast Monday with former Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti as host.

Wednesday, 8:24 PM | 1 comment
Board OKs 2017-18 school year calendar

Mark your calendars: Monday, Aug. 14 will be the first day of classes for Pleasanton Unified School District students next school year.

Wednesday, 8:19 PM | No comments yet
Party time for Amador Valley band

Over winter break, the Amador Valley High School marching band traveled to Phoenix to participate in the Fiesta Bowl National Band Championship Field Show and Parade competitions.

Wednesday, 8:18 PM | No comments yet
Multicultural celebration at Amador Theater at 2 p.m. today

The Pleasanton community is coming together to present a multicultural celebration Saturday afternoon at the Amador Theater.

Wednesday, 8:18 PM | No comments yet
Callippe Preserve retains environmental excellence designation

Pleasanton's Callippe Preserve Golf Course recently retained its status as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary," a designation offered through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, a program of Audubon International.

Wednesday, 7:14 AM | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Muslim group to host post-inauguration neighbors panel at noon today

Members of the Tri-Valley's Muslim community are joining together to present a neighbors panel the day after Inauguration Day aimed at educating people about Islam in the hopes of finding common ground and fostering mutual understanding.

Wednesday, 7:13 AM | 9 comments
School board offers apology, takes next steps in superintendent search

The Pleasanton school board has named deputy superintendent of business services Micaela Ochoa to also handle the responsibilities of the top post as it takes steps to address the district superintendent vacancy.

Wednesday, 7:13 AM | 13 comments

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Joe Gorton named San Ramon's permanent city manager

The San Ramon City Council has appointed police chief Joe Gorton as the permanent city manager, just over six months after Gorton began pulling double duty as interim city manager.

Tuesday, 11:59 AM | 1 comment
Group plans to protest narrowing of Owens Drive at tonight's City Council meeting

The Pleasanton City Council will host a reception at 6:30 tonight for incoming and outgoing members of various city committee and commissions.

Tuesday, 8:59 AM | 12 comments
Amador earns first-place finish in 46th annual Armijo Invitational wrestling tournament

The Amador Valley Wrestling Team began its defense of back-to- back East Bay Athletic League titles last Wednesday, thumping 57-22.

Tuesday, 8:43 AM | No comments yet

Monday, January 16, 2017

Deadline today to register for American Legion's oratorical contest in Pleasanton

American Legion Post 237 of Pleasanton will hold its annual oratorical contest starting at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Veterans Memorial Building at 301 Main St. The deadline for entry is today.

Monday, 8:50 AM | No comments yet
East Bay Parks to hold disaster plan meeting today

The East Bay Regional Park District is holding a public workshop at 10 a.m. Monday to gather feedback and suggestions from residents on handling natural disasters that could affect its 120,000-acre district, including Pleasanton.

Monday, 8:33 AM | No comments yet
UC Berkeley hires new head football coach

Defensive coordinator for the University of Wisconsin football team has been chosen as the UC Berkeley's new head football coach.

Monday, 8:07 AM | No comments yet
More wet weather possible this week

Today will be partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming sunny. But wet weather is headed toward Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley later this week

Monday, 7:57 AM | No comments yet
Government offices, schools closed today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Schools and government offices will be closed today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an observance held each year on the third Monday in January to celebrate the accomplishments of the civil rights leader.

Monday, 7:47 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 15, 2017

DeSaulnier, McNerney skip Trump presidential inauguration; Swalwell there

Congressmen Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) are not attending today's presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump, but Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) is there representing Pleasanton and the rest of his district.

Sunday, 7:34 AM | 51 comments

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Swalwell appointed to Judiciary Committee

Pleasanton's Congressman Eric Swalwell recently announced he will join the House Judiciary Committee in addition to continuing to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Saturday, 8:47 AM | No comments yet
School board to discuss appointing interim superintendent tonight

The Pleasanton school board will consider appointing an interim superintendent and discuss the search process for hiring a permanent district leader for the 2017-18 school year at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Saturday, 8:46 AM | 19 comments

Friday, January 13, 2017

Tri-Valley mayors now in Washington to meet with Congressional reps, agencies

Tri-Valley mayors, including Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne, are in Washington D.C. this week to attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 85th Winter meeting and also to meet with legislators and federal agencies.

Friday, 8:15 AM | 3 comments
Editorial: From troubled to trainwreck for Pleasanton school district

The Pleasanton school board had an opportunity to build back the trust of the public and prove to voters they made a good choice retaining two incumbents in the recent election.

Friday, 8:12 AM | 102 comments
Tri-Valley Rep presents 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre begins its two-week run tomorrow night of "Jesus Christ Superstar," the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera that took the world by storm at the end of the turbulent 1960s.

Friday, 8:11 AM | No comments yet
Livermore Valley Opera to celebrate silver jubilee

Livermore Valley Opera will celebrate 25 years of musical performances at its Silver Jubilee beginning at 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Club at Ruby Hill, black tie optional.

Friday, 8:10 AM | No comments yet
Watercolor exhibit at Harrington Gallery

The Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center is hosting the California Watercolor Association's Annual National Exhibition for the third year, opening today.

Friday, 8:09 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton 2017: Building boom continues

For a city that only a few years ago elected a slow-growth City Council, voted for a measure limiting the number of apartments and homes to 29,000 and even stalled the planned extension of Stoneridge Drive to Livermore by nearly a decade, times have changed. Just look at what's in store in 2017.

Friday, 8:08 AM | 20 comments
Pleasanton Police Department announces 3 promotions

This week, Pleasanton Police Chief Dave Spiller promoted two officers and one lieutenant at a badge pinning and oath of office ceremony in the City Council chambers.

Friday, 8:08 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lush harmonies coming to Pleasanton Firehouse at 8 p.m. tonight

The Sweet Remains headed by three gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters -- Brian Chartrand, Greg Naughton and Rich Price -- will perform contemporary soulful folk at 8 p.m., Saturday at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Thursday, 8:38 AM | No comments yet
Open Heart Kitchen names new executive director

The Board of Directors of Open Heart Kitchen has appointed Heather Greaux as its the new executive director.

Thursday, 8:36 AM | 1 comment
New Web page to follow Downtown Specific Plan

A new webpage dedicated to providing easy to access information and updates related to the update of Pleasanton's Downtown Strategic Plan is now online to give the public ongoing information on the work of a task force appointed to prepare this new plan.

Thursday, 8:36 AM | 2 comments
Make a Difference Festival at Pleasanton Library today

If your New Year's resolution is to improve your life by helping others, check out the Make a Difference for Pleasanton Festival on Saturday.

Thursday, 8:35 AM | 1 comment
Pleasanton grads return to EBAL basketball with Dublin, DVHS in fold

This basketball season brings back a pair of former standouts who are head varsity basketball coaches. Tom Costello (Dublin) and Mike Hansen (Dougherty Valley) run those schools' programs now and are back in the EBAL fold.

Thursday, 8:34 AM | No comments yet
Vader joins the force

The force has gained a familiar name as an ally in Pleasanton.

Thursday, 8:34 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Take Us Along: One century and counting

Pleasanton residents Logan and Emma Seitz helped their great-grandma Mable Brady celebrate her 100th birthday with the Pleasanton Weekly during Thanksgiving in Chicago.

Wednesday, 6:47 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton man arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography

A 50-year-old Pleasanton man was arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail on Tuesday on suspicion of downloading and possessing child pornography, police said.

Wednesday, 6:46 AM | No comments yet