If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[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. ]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Reining in prom expenses]]> If you've got teenagers, you already know how expensive high school can be.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Deadline at 6 a.m. tomorrow for Mother-Daughter Lookalike contest]]> The deadline for submitting photos for this year's Pleasanton Weekly annual Mother-Daughter Lookalike contest is at 6 a.m. tomorrow, April 24.]]>